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    Nigerian National Democratic Party

    The Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP), was Nigeria's first political party. Formed in 1923 by Herbert Macaulay to take advantage of the new Clifford Constitution, the NNDP successfully organized various Lagos interest groups into a single group that was able to compete politically. The (NNDP) ran many candidates for seats in the 1922 elections for the Lagos Legislative Council, winning three seats. The party continued to dominate politics in Lagos until 1938, when the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) overtook it in elections. The party's name was adopted in 1964 by Samuel Akintola for his party as part of a process of unseating the left-leaning Action Group led by Obafemi Awolowo from power in the Western region.
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    Democratic People's Party

    The Democratic People's Party is a Nigerian political party founded in 2006 by disgruntled members of the All Nigeria Peoples Party. In the 21 April 2007 presidential elections, the winner was Umaru Musa Yar'Adua of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) with 24,638,063 votes. Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) won 6,605,299 votes, Atiku Abubakar of the Action Congress (AC) won 2,637,848 votes and Orji Uzor Kalu of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) won 608,803 votes. Attahiru Bafarawa of the Democratic People's Party (DPP) came last with 289,324 votes. Jeremiah Useni, founding chairman of the party, was a former minister in the military government of General Sani Abacha. He was suspended indefinitely in December 2008 for saying the death of Ken Sara-Wiwa was a national sacrifice. He was succeeded by Biodun Ogunbiyi, who criticized Useni's poor leadership which failed to win any seats in the Senate or House of Representatives in the April 2007 elections.
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    Igala Union

    Igala Union was a political union in Nigeria during the nation's first republic. The union was originally made up of members from a powerful Igala group who were sympathetic to the Northern People's Congress. The union won four House of Representatives seats in the 1959 parliamentary elections
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    Egbe Omo Oduduwa

    Egbé Ọmọ Odùduwà, was a Nigerian political organization established in 1945, when Chief Obafemi Awolowo along with Dr. Oni Akerele, Chief Akintola Williams, Professor Saburi Biobaku, Chief Abiodun Akinrele, Chief Ayo Rosiji and others, met in London. Their stated aim in setting up the organization was to unite the Yorùbá in a manner similar to the tenets of the Ibibio State Union and the Ibo Federal Union; which were political action committees of the Ibibio and the Igbo respectively. The Egbé Ọmọ Odùduwà grew in importance in 1948 when it was launched in Lagos with great fanfare by prominent Yorùbá politicians associated with the Nigerian Youth Movement. These politicians included Chief Bode Thomas, Sir Adeyemo Alakija, Chief H. O. Davies, Dr. Kofo Abayomi, Akintola Williams, Dr. Akinola Maja and others. The revival of the Egbé Ọmọ Odùduwà in 1948 was not accidental, because that was the year heated debates were being held to the decide Nigeria's political orientation; nationalism or parochialism. During this period of the struggle for independence from the British, radical nationalism had been on the ascendancy since 1938, but it became very pronounced, between 1945-1948. This
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    National Democratic Party

    The National Democratic Party is a progressive political party in Nigeria which was founded on 23 July 2001. At the last legislative elections, 12 April 2003, the party won 1.9 % of popular votes and 1 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and no seats in the Senate.
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    Nigeria Labour Congress

    Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is an umbrella organisation for trade unions in Nigeria. It was founded in 1978 following a merger of four different organisations: Nigeria Trade Union Congress (NTUC), Labour Unity Front (LUF), United Labour Congress (ULC) and Nigeria Workers Council (NWC). The numerous affiliated unions were restructured into 42 industrial unions. Its founding President was Wahab Goodluck. During its history, conflicts with the military regime twice led to the dissolution of the NLC's national organs, the first in 1988 under the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida and the second in 1994, under the regime of General Sani Abacha. Under Nigeria's military governments, labour leaders were frequently arrested and union meetings disrupted. Following democratic reforms in the country, some of the anti-union regulations were abolished in January 1999. The same month Adams Oshiomhole was elected President of the reformed organisation. Today, the NLC has 29 affiliated unions. In total, they gather around 4 million members, according to their own figures. This makes the NLC one of the largest trade union organisations in Africa. Recently conflict between the government
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    United Middle Belt Congress

    United Middle Belt Congress (UMBC) was a political party in Nigeria during the nation's First Republic. The Party was a fusion of two major middle belt organizations, the Middle Zone League and the Middle Belt Peoples' Party. The party was formed to create a political platform for the various ethnic groups in central Nigeria covering parts of present day Benue State, Kogi State, Plateau State, Nasarawa State, Adamawa State and Kwara State. Its establishment was an act to ensure an alternative minority voice in the Northern Nigeria Assembly which was dominated by the Northern People's Congress, a political party which the central Nigerian leaders felt had the potential to curb the middle belt's political voice. The UMBC in due time, became the largest opposition party in the Northern Nigeria Assembly. In 1958, the UMBC entered into an alliance with the Southwest Nigeria dominant Action Group of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Some of the early leaders of the UMBC were Joseph Tarka, David Lot, Patrick Dokotri, Edward Kundu Swem, Ahmadu Angara, Isaac Shaahu (Northern Assembly Opposition Leader), Solomon Lar, D. Bulus Biliyong, D.D. Dimka, V.T. Shisha, M.D. Iyorka, and Ugba Uyeh. The party
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    Northern People's Congress

    Northern People's Congress (NPC) is a political party in Nigeria. Formed in June 1949, the party held considerable influence in the Northern Region from the 1950s until the military coup of 1966. After the Nigerian Civil War of 1967, the NPC subsequently became a minor party The leader of this party was the Sardauna of Sokoto who, also, was the Premier of the Northern Region,Sir Ahmadu Bello. Sir Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the deputy leader of the party and Prime Minister of Nigeria.
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    Borno Youth Movement

    Borno Youth Movement (BYM) was a Nigerian political party founded on June 26, 1954. The party was founded by young radicals of Kanuri heritage who were indignant with the administrative course of native authorities in Borno and wanted to reform the authority. The entry of Ibrahim Imam to the party led to an upswing in the fortunes of the party in Borno. Ibrahim Imam had earlier resigned his position as secretary-general of NPC and had joined NEPU. He merged NEPU activities in Borno with that of the youth movement. However, the alliance with NEPU hit the rocks in 1958, after which BYM forged a new alliance with the Action Group.
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    United Nigeria People's Party

    The United Nigeria People's Party is a political party in Nigeria. At the 12 April 2003 legislative elections the party won 2.8 % of popular votes, 2 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives of Nigeria, and no seats in the Senate.
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    Social Democratic Party

    The Social Democratic Party of Nigeria, popularly known as SDP, was a political party created to encompass the ideals of a center left political organization. It was one of the products of a democracy project by former President Ibrahim Babangida to have two detribalized political parties, one a little to the left and one for the right. However, it was seen as a moderate party with a flavor for young radical intellectuals and socialists. In its manifesto, it called for concerted efforts to improve the people's welfare and fight for social justice. After the banning of 13 prospective parties by the administration of Ibrahim Babangida in 1989. A few of the "illegal" associations decided to re-align. The People's Front of Nigeria, People's Solidarity Party and the Nigerian Labor Party were the three main inchoate groups that emerged to form the core constituency of the new SDP. The leadership of the party was mostly dominated by Northern Nigerians, with Babagana Kingibe elected party chairman in 1990 over his rival Mohammed Arzika. On the other hand, the electoral strength of the party lain in the Yoruba states and Imo and Anambra states. The party won 57% of the Senate seats in the
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    Ansaru

    Vanguard for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa (Jama’atu Ansaril Muslimina fi Biladis Sudan), better known as Ansaru is an Islamist jihadist militant organisation based in the northeast of Nigeria. It is an offshoot of the larger Boko Haram organisation, founded in January 2012, and reportedly has more of an international focus than the latter. In the groups first statement released on the Internet in January 2012, the group's leader, Abu Usmatul al-Ansari, described Boko Haram actions as "inhuman to the Muslim Ummah". Ansari also praised the the Sokoto Caliphate and its founder, Usman dan Fodio. In another Internet video released by the group in June 2012, al-Ansari claimed that the group would not kill innocent non-Muslims or security officials, except in "self defense" and that the group would defend the interests of Islam and Muslims not just in Nigeria but the whole of Africa. The group reportedly coordinates its operations with the northern Mali-based al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa. Ansaru is designated as a proscribed terrorist organization by the UK Home Office. Since its establishment, Ansaru has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks, including a prison break at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Abuja in November 2012, and a January 2013 attack on a convoy of Nigerian troops on their way to participate in the conflict against Jihadist groups in Northern Mali.
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    Democratic Party of Nigeria and the Cameroons

    Democratic Party of Nigeria and the Cameroons was a Nigerian political party formed in August 1958. The party was an offshoot of a N.C.N.C reform committee headed by H.O. Davies which waged an unsuccessful challenge to the leadership of Nnamdi Azikiwe. The resulting schism with the political leaders of the dominant Igbo party did not translate to overwhelming grass root support. However, the party was considerably known in the Orlu and Onitsha districts.
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    Unity Party of Nigeria

    The Unity Party of Nigeria was a Nigerian political party that was dominant in western Nigeria during the second republic. The party revolved around the political leadership of Obafemi Awolowo, a sometimes polemical politician but effective administrator. However, the party's main difference with its competitors was not the leader but the ideals of a social democracy it was founded on. The UPN as well as the PRP presented the most coherent plan of action during the electioneering campaign of 1979. The party jettisoned building a coalition of comfort in a polarized political environment but based partnerships on the cooperation of like minded advocates of democratic socialism. The desired goal of the military government of Olusegun Obasanjo to build national political parties led to a gradual weakening of ethnic politics in the second republic and the emergence of class as a political matter to be exploited or used for political gain. The UPN,however,inherited its ideology from the old Action Group and saw itself as a party for everyone.It was the only party to promote free education and called itself a welfarist party.
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    Democratic Alternative

    Democratic Alternative is a Nigerian opposition political party. On June 3 and 4, 1994, about 200 Nigerians critical of the military politicians and collaborators met in Benin City to examine the political impasse and decide on a political plan for the country and the peoples. The conference concluded with the adoption of the Constitution and Manifesto, The Liberation Charter to inaugurate the Democratic Alternative (DA). The organisation thereby emerged as a political party at the time Sani Abacha was implementing a policy that made it illegal for Nigerians to associate in political parties. The participants in the conference defied the dictatorship and launched what has become the oldest existing political party in Nigeria. A National Executive Council with Alao Aka-Bashorun and Chima Ubani as President and Secretary-General, respectively, were elected to run the affairs of the party. As demanded by the political situation, the activities of the party from its inception until the demise of direct military dictatorship in the country were focussed on building the party at the national, state and local government levels; engaging in anti-dictatorship protest activities either alone
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    Fresh Democratic Party

    The Fresh Democratic Party is a liberal political party in Nigeria. FRESH is an acronym, Faith, Responsibility, Equality, Security and Hope. The founder and presidential aspirant (2007) is Reverend Chris Okotie. The party believes in the unity and diversity of the Nigerian nation; the sanctity and collective will of the Nigerian people; the right of the Nigerian to good, accountable and compassionate leadership; and that federalism is the most effective form of co-existence in Nigeria. A recent 50-page voters' guide, Who Deserves Your Vote has been criticised as being a medium to campaign for Okotie because it supports "a God fearing man of God as the true president that will take Nigeria to its next level". The author, Afo O Temienor, has stated that he has no personal relationship with Okotie, disputing claims that he is silently campaigning for him, "I am not campaigning for any single individual via my book, I am only trying to sharpen the discernment of the average voter to vote wisely. That does not mean I don't have a candidate of choice which dramatically turns out to be reverend Chris Okotie. In fact I intend to work with FRESH Party because I believe in his vision, but
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    All Progressives Grand Alliance

    The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is a political party in Nigeria. At the last legislative elections, 12 April 2003, the party won 1.4 % of popular votes and 2 of 360 seats in the House of Representatives of Nigeria and no seats in the Senate. Its candidate at the presidential elections of 19 April 2003, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu won 3.3 % of the vote. In governatorial elections of April 2011, Chief Rochas Okorocha (APGA), was elected governor of Imo state, by polling 15% more votes than incumbent governor Ikedi Ohakim (PDP) making the party present in two states with Anambra state as the party's first presence.
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    Communist Party of Nigeria

    The Communist Party of Nigeria (CPN) was a communist party in Nigeria. It was founded in November 1960 in Kano, largely by cadres of the Nigerian Youth Congress. Initially the party drew political inspiration from the Communist Party of Great Britain. However, the constitution adopted by the party was based on the 1945 constitution of the Communist Party of China. However, the party remained relatively isolated from international relations, not having close links with neither the Communist Party of the Soviet Union nor the Chinese party. When the Socialist Workers and Farmers Party of Nigeria was formed in 1963, the CPN denounced it as "the latest effort in a long series of opportunist and egoistic acts which have contributed much towards disrupting the Socialist movement in Nigeria." CPN was banned by the Decree 34 of the regime of General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi in 1966.
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    Communist Party of Nigeria and the Cameroons

    Communist Party of Nigeria and the Cameroons was a communist group in Ibadan, Nigeria, founded in 1951. Little is known about the party, perhaps the only confirmation of its existence is a letter sent to the Communist Party of Great Britain, signed Samuel Alamu and O.O. Gbolahan.
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    National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons

    National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), was a Nigerian political party from 1944 to 1966. The name included 'Cameroons' because Cameroon had become an administrative part of Nigeria in 1945. Cameroon had been a colonial territory of Germany. Following the defeat of Germany and its allies in World War II, the United Nations confiscated the territories under the administration of Germany before World War II. These territories were then given to various victor countries to administer them in trust for the UN until they were mature for political independence. They were then called Trust Territories. That was how Cameroon was taken from Germany and handed over to Britain. When Nigeria was preparing for the 1960 political independence, the people of southern Cameroon were consulted in a plebiscite on whether to go with Nigeria to independence or join up with the French Cameroon. The people opted for unification with the French Cameroon. Thus, NCNC became National Council of Nigerian Citizens in 1959. The party was formed in 1944 by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Herbert Macaulay. Herbert Macaulay was its first president, while Azikiwe was its first secretary. However, in general,
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    National Party of Nigeria

    The National Party of Nigeria (NPN) was the dominant political party in Nigeria during the Second Republic (1979-1983). The party's beginning could be traced to private and sometimes secret meetings among key Northern Nigerian leaders after the proscription of political parties in 1966 by the military regimes of Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi and General Yakubu Gowon. A few members of the proscribed parties based in the Northern section of Nigeria began to organize to form a northern party to prepare for a return to democracy, the group also approached southern Nigerians about the prospect of a truly national party. A constitutional assembly organized in 1977 to prepare a constitution for a new democratic government, proved to the best avenue for members of the burgeoning group to meet and discuss plans for their regions and nation. On September 20, 1978, the National Party of Nigeria was formed, comprising members of the constituent assembly and headed by Makaman Bida, an old NPC member. A month later the party adopted zoning to elect party officials. The party then adopted a new chairman, Augustus Akinloye, a Yoruba man, paving the way for the presidential candidate to go to the core base
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    Nigerian Youth Movement

    The Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) was Nigeria's first genuine nationalist organization, founded in Lagos in 1933 with the name of Lagos Youth Movement and renamed the Nigerian Youth Movement in 1936. Founding members included Dr. James Churchill Vaughan, Hezekiah Oladipo Davies and Samuel Akinsanya. Ernest Ikoli, the first editor of the Daily Times of Nigeria, which was launched in June 1926, was another founding member. Immediate concerns included the supposedly inferior status of Yaba College, appointments of Africans to senior positions in the civil service and discrimination against African truck drivers. However, the Lagos-based organization at first had generally moderate views and pledged to support and cooperate with the governor. The president was Dr Kofo Abayomi. Ernest Ikoli was vice president and H.O. Davis was the secretary. It was the first multi-ethnic organization in Nigeria and its programme was to foster political advancement of the country and enhance the socio-economic status of the Nigerian citizens. Adeyemo Alakija later became President of the NYM. When Nnamdi Azikiwe ("Zik") launched his West African Pilot in 1937, dedicated to fighting for independence from
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    All People's Party

    The All People's Party (APP) is a former Nigerian political party. It was formed in late 1998 during a transition from military to civilian rule by a coalition of associations that received considerable support under the regime of Sani Abacha. Most of the party's support came from the middle belt region and parts of the north. Following gubernatorial elections in January 1999, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the dominant political party. As a result, the APP and another party - the Alliance for Democracy (AD), formed a coalition to contest the upcoming presidential election. Olu Falae of the AD was chosen as the coalition's presidential candidate, while Umaru Shinkafi of the APP was chosen as his running mate. In the 20 February 1999 legislative elections, the APP won 20 out of 109 Senate seats and 68 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives. The presidential election, held on 29 February 1999, was won by PDP candidate Olusegun Obasanjo. He received 62.78% of the vote compared to 37.22% for the Falae/Shinkafi ticket. Thereafter, the APP suffered a factional split and contested the next round of elections in 2003 as the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP).
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    All Nigeria Peoples Party

    The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) is a conservative political party in Nigeria. At the last legislative elections (21 April 2007), the party won 27.0% of the popular vote and 92 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and 27 out of 109 seats in the Senate. Its candidate in the presidential elections of 19 April 2003, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, won 32.2% of the vote. Buhari was again the ANPP candidate in the 2007 presidential election, taking second place and about 18% of the vote according to official results. Currently the party assume a new leadership following its National convention in Abuja between 18th & 19 September 2010.a successful conventon was conducted at eagle square in Abuja under the leadership of Yobe state Governor His Excellency, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam FNCA,CPA where former Governor of Abia Chief Dr.Christopher ogbunnaya onu has emerged the National Chairman of the party. Other National officers are Hon. lawan Shettima Ali s National Secretary, Mr.Wale olatunji as deputy National Secretary,chief john oyegun deputy national chairman south,Dr.yusuf musa deputy national chairman North,Hajjia Ramatu Tijjani national women leader,Tony
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    Nigerian People's Party

    The Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP) was one of the major political parties that contested elections in the Nigerian Second Republic. The party was made up of three major groups: the Lagos Progressives, Club 19, and the Nigerian Council of Understanding. Though the party was formed to create a national outlook, the exit of Waziri Ibrahim, led to an erosion of politics without borders. The party later became to be seen as an eastern Nigerian party, though it hard scores of support in Plateau State, Rivers State and Lagos. The party tried to promote social justice and social change as vital ingredients of its mission. In 1979, the party chose Nnamdi Azikiwe as its presidential candidate. In states like Imo State, leaders such as the governor, Sam Mbakwe were elected with landslide victories (over 80%) in the Imo State Legislative, Gubernatorial and Presidential Elections in Nigeria in 1979. In Imo State, the Nigerian Peoples Party Campaign Director, Party Secretary and principal architect in electing Sam Mbakwe was Dr. Sebastian Okechukwu Mezu. Before the 1979 elections, the party took some political hits, about 254 of its candidates were disqualified from contesting electoral seats, the
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    Alliance for Democracy

    The Alliance for Democracy was a progressive opposition political party in Nigeria. It was formed on September 9th 1998. At the 2003 legislative elections, 12 April 2003, the party won 8.8 % of the popular vote and 34 out of 360 seats in the Nigerian House of Representatives and six out of 109 seats in the Nigerian Senate. The party was embroiled in a leadership tussle between Mojisola Akinfenwa and Adebisi Akande, which lingered until September 2006 when the 'Bisi Akande faction merged with other opposition parties to form the Action Congress party.
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    Farafina Trust

    Farafina Trust is a Nigerian non-profit organization that aims to promote reading, writing, and a culture of social introspection and engagement through the literary arts.
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    Great Nigeria People's Party

    The Great Nigeria People's Party was one of the six major political parties that fielded candidates for elections in the Nigerian Second Republic. The party was formed by a splinter group from the Nigerian People's Party, the group was led by Waziri Ibrahim, a politician and businessman from Borno. Waziri was one of the leaders of the three associations that formed the nucleus of NPP. The original intention of NPP was to transcend the politics of ethnicity and to promote the cause of both the prominent ethnic groups and ethnic minorities. However, the entry of Nnamdi Azikiwe to NPP led to a power struggle in which Waziri lost. Waziri then led a group of minorities in the north and some southerners to form the Great Nigeria Peoples Party. Though the original intentions of leaders of the party was to surpass ethnic and sectarian politics, the party's strength nevertheless lay in the northeast, among the Kanuris and some northern minorities. In the 1979 elections, the party won a total of 8 senate seats, mostly from the Northeast and about 8.4% of total votes in the senate election. In the House of representative election, the party won about 43 seats and close to 10% of the overall
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    Ibadan Peoples Party

    The Ibadan Peoples Party (IPP) was established on June 15, 1951, by a group of eminent Ibadan indigenes who opposed the politics of tribalism and personality, which held sway in the Yorùbá dominated Western Region, Nigeria in the 1950s. Its founding chairman was Chief Augustus Akinloye, and the other founders were; Chief Adegoke Adelabu, Chief Kola Balogun, Chief T.O.S Benson, Chief Adeniran Ogunsanya and Chief H.O. Davies. The other leaders of the IPP were: Chief S. A. Akinyemi, Chief S. O. Lanlehin, Chief Moyo Aboderin, Chief Samuel Lana, HRH Chief D. T. Akinbiyi, Chief S. Ajunwon, Chief S. Aderonmu, Chief R. S. Baoku, Chief Akin Allen and Chief Akinniyi Olunloyo. When the election into the Western Region House of Assembly was completed in November 1951, the Action Group was surprised it won only 29 out of the 80 seats contested. In fact, the (AG) lost in all the constituencies in Ibadan; the capital city of the Western Region, Nigeria and likewise in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria. The AG had expected that as the “party of the Yorùbá it would sweep the elections with ease, at all levels; and in so doing, form the regional government. However, in Ibadan, the IPP won all the six
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    National Republican Convention

    The National Republican Convention was a Nigerian political party established by the government of General Ibrahim Babangida and ultimately disbanded by the incoming military regime of General Sani Abacha in 1993. The party was organized to cater to the conservative leanings of some Nigerians, it flourished in the core northern states and Eastern states of Abia and Enugu. However, many felt there was little difference between the party and its competitor, the Social Democratic Party, another government created party. Both parties were under the supervision of the military government and most of its presidential candidates favored a continuation of the Structural Adjustment Programme of the Babangida administration. The party was largely an amalgamation of three major organizations, the Liberal Convention, the Nigeria National Congress and the Federalists. In its first presidential primary, the race was dominated by a few prominent Hausa-Fulani leaders. Adamu Ciroma, a former minister and former governor of the central bank was its leading candidate; he collected about 270,000 votes. Umaru Shinkafi, came in second with about 250,000. The party was under the leadership of Tom Ikimi,
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    Convention People's Party of Nigeria and the Cameroons

    The Convention People's Party of Nigeria and the Cameroons was a political party in Nigeria. Habib Raji Abdallah was the president of the party, and Osita C. Agwuna was the general secretary. The party emerged out of the People's Revolutionary Committee, a short-lived socialist formation that had been founded in mid-1951. The PRC had been dissolved in September 1951, as the organization passed through internal strife. The PRC was later replaced by the National Preparatory Committee, which in turn transformed itself into the Convention People's Party of Nigeria and the Cameroons. The party tried to establish ties with the Convention People's Party in the Gold Coast, but were seemingly unsuccessful. The party disappeared soon thereafter.
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    Nigerian Communist Party

    Nigerian Communist Party was a communist party in Nigeria. NCP was banned by the Decree 34 of the regime of General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi in 1966.
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    Igbira Tribal Union

    Igbira Tribal Union was a political organization formed by educated servicemen from Igbira Native Administration of Northern Nigeria, headed by George Ohikere. The union was one of the non Hausa-Fulani organizations that was affiliated with the dominant Northern People's Congress during the elections of the 1950s. However, there were strains in the political alliance with NPC in 1958-1959, with both parties presenting candidates for the 1959 parliamentary election.
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    Labour Party

    The Labour Party is a socialist/social democratic political party in Nigeria. In the 21 April 2007 Nigerian National Assembly election, the party won 1 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and no seats in the Senate. The Party's flagbearer in Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, emerged the state governor after winning a judicial challenge. Due to the nearly non-existent political structure of the party however, Dr. Mimiko has notably flirted with Action Congress (AC) stalwarts especially in the run-up to the Ekiti State governship rerun election in April 2009. It was formed in 2002 as the Party for Social Democracy by the Nigerian Labour Congress, led by Sylvester Ejiofor. Femi Pedro, a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, decamped the Action Congress while in office in protest against the favoring of then-governor Bola Tinubu's candidates in Lagos State, and ran as the Labour Party candidate in the gubernatorial elections of 2007. He lost the election to current governor Babatunde Fashola.
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    Socialist Workers and Farmers Party of Nigeria

    Socialist Workers and Farmers Party of Nigeria was a political party in Nigeria. Founded in 1963, its leaders included Dr. Tunji Otegbeye, Eskor Toyo, Wahab Goodluck, Kunle Oyero, Bassey and Fatogun. The SWFPN was formed by elements from the Nigerian Youth Congress and the leadership of the Nigerian Trade Union Congress, and was registered in 1964. SWFPN was a Marxist party, politically close to the Soviet Union. It published Advance, and managed Socialist Publishing House and Edo Printers before it was banned in 1966.
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    Oodua Peoples Congress

    The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is a militant Yoruba nationalist organization situated in Nigeria. The Yoruba people, who live in the South Western part of Nigeria, as well as neighbouring countries such as Benin, are a large ethno-linguistic group; the majority of them speak the Yoruba language (ede Yorùbá). The Yoruba constitute approximately 35 percent of Nigeria's total population, and around 50 million individuals throughout the region of West Africa. They are also known as the Oodua Liberation Movement (OLM) or the Revolutionary Council of Nigeria (RCN) The Oodua Peoples Congress was formed when a group of Yoruba elite, including Frederick Fasehun, decided to form an organization to actualize the annulled mandate of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, a Yoruba who won the presidential election of June 12, 1993 but was barred from office. Although the founding president of the OPC was Fasehun, in 1999 a faction led by Ganiyu Adams broke off from the main organization, but continued usage of the main parties name is led by Ganiyu Adams. Adams and Fasehun are widely held by the Yoruba to be the leaders of the OPC. In December 1999, the newly formed Arewa People's Congress
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    Niger Delta Congress

    The Niger Delta Congress was one of the small political parties in Nigeria's First Republic. The party generated most of its support from minorities in the Eastern Region of Nigeria. The party was formed by Harold Biriye and some southern minority leaders, principally from Degema, Ogoni, Brass and Western Ijaw divisions. The party entered into an alliance with the Northern People's Congress, at the time, the alliance was seen by some as one of strange bedfellows. However, NPC, which had federal ministers in Lagos, may have been courting southern groups to present a national outlook and to have alliances with groups close to trading posts and Biriye was looking for a powerful ally to guarantee seats for his new party in the Eastern region and on the boards of the Special Area commission. In its manifesto, the party promised the initiation of a Federal Territory status for the Degema, Ogoni, Brass, and Western Ijaw divisions, promoting the culture of the people of the Niger Delta, quality education and financial assistance to the fishermen from the delta, protection of timber resources, the improvement of communications and the scheduling of certain towns as recognized ports.
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    Dynamic Party

    Dynamic Party was a Nigerian political party headed by the mathematician and erudite scholar Chike Obi. It was inaugurated in Ibadan on April 7, 1951. The party embraced Kemalism, and was cautious about the early movement towards self-government. The party was one of the first pre-independence parties to publish a well organized manifesto. In its manifesto, it sought to contest the mad rush towards self-government by the Action Group, embrace cooperation with Europeans and Americans, promote national loyalty and improve communications in Nigerian divisions, starting from Ishan, Egbado and Ekiti. Chike Obi summarized his views of Nigerian Kemalism as Some of the party's salient points included the recommendation and setting up of three military training schools and an 'institute of guerrilla warfare'. It also advocated the formation of a West African Republic made up of most of French, British, Spanish, and Portuguese West Africa, a West African 'Monroe Doctrine', and a defensive alliance with India against South Africa. Related works:- Ogbonnia, SKC, (2007). Political Party System and Effective Leadership in Nigeria: A Contingency Approach Classic
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    Midwest Democratic Front

    The Midwest Democratic Front was a small political party from Nigeria's Midwest region; encompassing present day Edo and Delta states. The party was one of the various small parties that forged alliances with the dominant parties in Nigeria's first republic, such as the Action Group, the Northern People's Congress, NEPU and the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons.
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    Progressive Peoples Alliance

    The Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) is a political party in Nigeria. Notable members of the party include Orji Uzor Kalu. The party won gubernatorial elections in 2003 and 2007 in Abia State. The party also won the governorship election in 2007 in Imo State. The Governor of Abia State is Chief Theodore Ahamefula Orji and deputy Comarde Chris Akomas while the Governor of Imo State is Chief Ikedi Ohakim. In the 21 April 2007 Nigerian National Assembly election, the party won 3 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and 1 out of 109 seats in the Senate. Following the April 2007 presidential election, the PPA agreed to join the government of president Umaru Yar'Adua. The Current Address of the Party's Headquarters : PLOT 1080 EMEKA ANYAOKU STREET, AREA 11 GARKI ABUJA - F.C.T. The party won some seats at the National Assembly in the 2007 Elections. In the Senate, Senator Uche Chukeumerije representing Abia North Senatorial Zone is the only Senator from the party. In the House of Representatives,the Party has two members and these are Hon. Nnanna Uzor Kalu,a two time member and he represents Aba North/South Federal Constituency. He is the Abia Caucus leader at the House of
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    Accord

    Accord is a political party in Nigeria. In the 21 April 2007 National Assembly of Nigeria election, the party won no seats in the House of Representatives and 1 out of 109 seats in the Senate.
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    Advanced Congress of Democrats

    The Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) was an opposition political party in Nigeria, created and first registered in March 2006. In September 2006, in merged into the newly (2005) formed Action Congress. The ACD was primarily composed of former People's Democratic Party members, and was one of a series of anti-Obasanjo coalitions, beginning with the Movement for the Defence of Democracy in 2005, and followed by the AC in 2006/2007. It maintained a small independent organization after the 2007 elections, while its leaders have merged into the AC. The party was formed by opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow incumbent President Olusegun Obasanjo to seek a third term in office, and had its base of support in the south west of Nigeria. The then Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, a northerner who opposed a third term for Obasanjo, was believed to back the new party from its inception. The ACD was largely made up of disgruntled PDP members who felt they had lost power and patronage to the President's supporters. Attempts by the President's supporters to amend the constitutional two term limit, allowing President Obasanjo to continue in office for a further four
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    National Planning Commission of Nigeria

    National Planning Commission of Nigeria

    The National Planning Commission of Nigeria (also known as the Ministry of National Planning), is an institution in the Nigerian Government with the core responsibility of formulation medium term and long term economic and development plans for the Nation. The National Planning Commission is headed by the Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Commission. The Chairman of the Commission is the Vice President (currently, Arch.Namadi Mohammed Sambo). The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Planning is Prof. Sylvester Monye. The National Planning Commission was originally established by Decree No 12 of 1992 and later amended by Act 71 of 1993. The Commission has the mandate to determine and advise the Government of the Federation on matters relating to National Development and overall management of the national economy. The detailed objectives, functions, powers and structure of the Commission are outlined under sections 2, 3 and 5 of the Establishment Act. The Nigeria Vision 2020 is a perspective plan; an economic business plan intended to make Nigeria a fully developed economy by the year 2020. NEEDS
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    United National Independence Party

    The United National Independence Party was a Nigerian political party formed in the mid 1950s. It was made up of a group of N.C.N.C members who were opposed to some of the policies of Nnamdi Azikiwe and had formed the National Independence Party. In 1954, the National Independence Party merged with Alvan Ikoku's United National Party to form the United National Independence Party. The party was one of the few prominent and fairly popular groups that emerged to challenge Azikiwe and N.C.N.C in the Eastern region of Nigeria. Before the formation of ite UNIP, the Eastern Region was free from political competition, unlike its counterparts in the West and North, which had formidable foes to contend with.
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    Action Congress of Nigeria

    The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), formerly known as Action Congress (AC), is a classical liberal Nigerian political party formed via the merger of the Alliance for Democracy, the Justice Party, the Advance Congress of Democrats, and several other minor political parties in September 2006. The party controls Lagos. It is regarded as a natural successor to the progressive politics more closely associated with Action Group and UPN led by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the First and Second Republics respectively. However, criticism of the party's more pragmatic and less ideological political outlook associated with AG and UPN, has made many argue it is less of a worthy political heir. The Party has strong presence in the South West (3 Governor, 3 Senators and 2 State Houses), Mid-West (1 Governor) and North Central Regions (3 Senators). Lagos, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Ondo, Bauchi, Plateau, Niger, Adamawa, Oyo and Osun states by far accounts for majority of the party's presence and discernable power base. The party was formed in 2006 in order to form a larger political opposition to the federally-dominant centrist People's Democratic Party and the Northern-based All Nigeria Peoples Party. On
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    Action Group

    The Action Group(AG) was a Nigerian political party established in Ibadan on March 21, 1951 by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The party was founded to serve as the platform for realizing his preliminary objective of mobilising Western Nigerians to forestall the NCNC control of the Western region and the subsequent aim of cooperating with other nationalist parties to win independence for Nigeria. It benefitted immensely from the relationships developed in the Egbe Omo Oduduwa formed in Awolowo's days in London as a student. The Action Group was a liberal and, later, left-leaning political party which was supported largely by the peoples of the then Western Region of Nigeria. It also had appeal in the later South-South and Middle Belt regions of the country.The party won regional power in Western Nigeria while Nigeria was still under British colonial rule. It took part in the national elections on the eve of Nigerian independence in 1960 but was able to garner little support outside the Western Region and the Nigerian federal capital city of Lagos. A conservative coalition was formed between the northern Muslim-dominated Northern People's Congress and the Igbo National Council of Nigeria and
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    People's Democratic Party

    The People's Democratic Party is a political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the right wing of the political spectrum. It has won every Presidential elections since 1999, and is the dominant party in the Fourth Republic amidst controversial circumstances. In the legislative election held on 12 April 2003, the party won 54.5% of the popular vote and 223 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives, and 76 out of 109 seats in the Senate. Its candidate in the presidential election of 19 April 2003, Olusegun Obasanjo, was re-elected with 61.9% of the vote. In December 2006 Umaru Yar'Adua was chosen as the presidential candidate of the ruling PDP for the April 2007 general election, receiving 3,024 votes from party delegates; his closest rival, Rochas Okorocha, received only 372 votes. Yar'Adua was eventually declared the winner of the 2007 general elections, held on April 21, and was sworn in on May 29, 2007, amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud. In the Nigerian National Assembly election, the party won 260 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and 85 out of 109 seats in the Senate. At the PDP's 2008 National Convention, it chose Prince
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    People's Redemption Party

    The People's Redemption Party was a political party in Nigeria. Often considered the Second Republic incarnation of the Northern Elements Progressive Union, the party was created by the late Mallam Aminu Kano. The PRP was highly regarded as a progressive left of center political party. Some well known members of the party included Governors Abubakar Rimi, Balarabe Musa, Dr. Edward Ikem Okeke, and Chinua Achebe — who served briefly as Deputy National President in the early 1980s. The original party was banned following the Military Coup of 1984 led by General Buhari. A new party with the same name but with little or no resemblance or affinity or affiliation to the original PRP was created in the last National Election in Nigeria of 1999. In the last legislative elections, April 12, 2003, the party won 0.8 % of popular votes and 1 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives of Nigeria and no seats in the Senate.
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