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    APC: 2015 elections must not be postponed

APC: 2015 elections must not be postponed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will neither accept an interim government nor a postponement of the general election as being advocated by some people, saying the elections must hold as scheduled on February 14 and 28, 2015.Speaking on Sunday through Lai Mohammed, its spokesman, the party warned that any attempt to scuttle the polls in preference for other [...]

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    Okupe: In 2015, it is either Goodluck or bad luck

Okupe: In 2015, it is either Goodluck or bad luck

Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the man who would emerge president of Nigeria after the 2015 presidential election is either "Gooodluck or bad luck".Okupe, who was speaking on Wednesday at a presentation of Jonathan’s candidature in Lagos, also said the government was in full control of the insecurity situation in the country.Alleging that [...]

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    Soyinka ‘attacking Jonathan because of Amaechi’

Soyinka ‘attacking Jonathan because of Amaechi’

Doyin Okupe, the special assistant to the president on public affairs, has condemned Wole Soyinka's stinging analysis of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.At a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Soyinka had said the president was abusing his powers and going the way of military ruler, Sani Abacha.But reacting, Okupe claimed that Soyinka had a bias against Jonathan because of the close [...]

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    Beware of treason, presidency warns Amaechi

Beware of treason, presidency warns Amaechi

The Presidency has warned Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, against using the immunity he enjoys to commit treason.Reacting to Amaechi's comments during a rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, accused the governor of gross rascality.“For someone who aspires to become the vice president of this [...]

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    Okupe: Presidents don’t resign during war

Okupe: Presidents don’t resign during war

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is desperate for power.Responding to the call of Bola Tinubu, the national leader of APC, that President Goodluck Jonathan should resign based on the insurgency in the northeast, Okupe said nowhere does a president resign during a war, describing most members of the opposition [...]

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    Okupe: Jonathan’s tenure ‘the best since 1960’

Okupe: Jonathan’s tenure ‘the best since 1960’

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president, says President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has turned out to be the best since 1960, despite the myriad of challenges confronting the country.Speaking on Tuesday during a public affairs forum tagged 'Jonathan Administration: Four Impactful Years', Okupe had caustic words for critics of the president, saying those describing him as clueless are psychiatric [...]

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    The niggling Adadevoh question and three others now that Nigeria is Ebola-free

The niggling Adadevoh question and three others now that Nigeria is Ebola-free

Nigeria’s victory over the deadly Ebola virus disease was globally acknowledged on October 20, 2014 when the World Health Organisation (WHO) certified the nation Ebola-free in Abuja, the capital city.In the days leading up to the declaration, Nigeria had become the "envy" of many Ebola-stricken nations across the world. These nations include the world’s most powerful country, the United States. [...]

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    Presidency: BBOG group wants to oust Jonathan

Presidency: BBOG group wants to oust Jonathan

The presidency has accused the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaign movement of harbouring a plot to unseat Goodluck Jonathan as the president of Nigeria.Alleging that BBOG has ties with the All Progressives Congress (APC), Reuben Abati and Doyin Okupe, the president's spokesmen urged Nigerians to regard the criticism of the group as a means of achieving their objective.They wondered why principal officers [...]

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    Buhari, Atiku are serial failures, says Okupe

Buhari, Atiku are serial failures, says Okupe

Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar will fail as they did in previous presidential elections, presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has said.Buhari, a retired major general and former head of state, declared his entry into the presidential race on Wednesday in Abuja.Atiku, a former vice-president, had earlier declared his interest and picked the nomination form of his party.Both are seeking the ticket [...]

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    Okupe: South Africa jumped issues on arms deal

Okupe: South Africa jumped issues on arms deal

Senior special assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has faulted the South African government for exposing two botched arms deals that led to the seizure of $15 million from Nigeria, maintaining that the deal should have been kept as a secret between both countries.Speaking on African Independent Television on Thursday, Okupe said such deals have become a norm across the [...]

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    Military checks on newspapers over soon, says Okupe

Military checks on newspapers over soon, says Okupe

Dr. Doyin Okupe has described as "untrue" media reports that the federal government had ordered a clampdown on some media houses, saying the current "security checks" on newspaper vans will be over soon.The senior special assistant on public affairs to the president told a news conference on Saturday that the President Goodluck Jonathan knew nothing about it.Critics have queried the [...]

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