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Jonathan Performs Groundbreaking For Centenary City In Abuja

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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday performed the ground-breaking and unveiling ceremony of the Centenary City, Abuja, as Nigeria commemorates its 1914 amalgamation. Jonathan, who spoke about the significance of the theme city described it as a symbol of the spirit of the country’s determination. “I am pleased to state that the ... Read More »

I Shunned Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration To Get Even With Jonathan, Says Amaechi

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has given reasons why he stayed away from Nigeria’s centenary celebration in Abuja, saying it was his way of getting back at President Goodluck Jonathan for failing to honor the invitation of prominent citizens of the state to attend the centenary anniversary of Port ... Read More »

Centenary Celebration Has Ushered In Dawn Of New Era – PDP

FROM LEFT: FORMER HEADS OF STATE, GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBAKAR; GEN. MUHAMADU BUHARI; GEN. YAKUBU GOWON; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN; FORMER PRESIDENTS OLUSEGUN OBASANJO; ALHAJI SHEHU SHAGARI; FORMER MILITARY PRESIDENT, GEN. IBRAHIM BABANGIDA AND FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN, AFTER RECEIVING THEIR CENTENARY AWARDS FROM PRESIDENT JONATHAN IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY (28/2/14)

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said those who described the centenary celebration as a mistake were wrong because it has ushered in dawn of a new era of peace and unity among Nigerians irrespective of their political, religious, ethnic and sectional affiliations. It noted that Nigeria has for ... Read More »

Why I rejected Centenary Award – Soyinka

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Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday said he rejected his nomination for centenary award by the Federal Government because he could not share the award with the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, who he described as a “murderer and thief of no redeeming quality”. “I can’t think of ... Read More »

Centenary: Queen Elizabeth, Adeboye, 98 Others To Be Honoured By Jonathan

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Queen Elizabeth II of England and 99 other Nigerians and foreigners are among those to be specially honoured by President Goodluck Jonathan as part of the activities to commemorate Nigeria’s Centenary celebration. Prominent on the list are the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential elections, late Chief M.K.O Abiola; Nigeria’s ... Read More »

FG Declares 100 Heritage Sites National Monument

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One hundred heritage sites across the federation has been identified by the Federal Government, and are to be declared national monument in commemoration of the country’s centenary celebration. Disclosing this while receiving a delegation of curators from the North Eastern museums led by the Curator, Yola Museum, Mr Inuwa Babantata, ... Read More »

Charging Visa, Consular Service Fees In Foreign Currencies Illegal – FG

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The federal government has warned foreign missions in Nigeria demanding payment for visas and consular services in foreign currencies to stop the practice forthwith, saying it violates Nigeria’s sovereignty. Speaking yesterday at a meeting with members of the diplomatic corps in Abuja, Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri ... Read More »

Jonathan, Akpabio To Speak At Centenary Event In London •Akwa Ibom Selected As Face Of Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration

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President Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio are scheduled to address the event to mark the kick-off ceremony and business forum of Nigeria’s centenary celebration at Park Lane, London. Facilitator of Nigeria’s centenary celebration and Executive Director of Dabbs International Nigeria Ltd., Mr. Emmanuel Minimah ... Read More »

Centenary Celebrations: Nigeria’s Not An Accident – Wogu

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The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr Emeka Wogu on Monday said Nigerians have every reason to celebrate the nation’s centenary. Wogu in a message to the opening of the annual Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Harmattan School, said that the economic and human potentials of the nation were too great ... Read More »

Centenary Celebration Needless, Distortion Of Nigeria’s History – Fashola

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has slammed the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan for its plan to mark Nigeria’s 100 years anniversary in 2014, stressing that it was a proposal which might distort Nigeria’s history. The governor also condemned the resort of some aggrieved groups “to violence and threats ... Read More »

FG Unveils Media Partners For Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration

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The Federal Government says it will deal with the challenges hampering the nation’s progress, as the country gears up to celebrate its 100 years of existence. Minister of State for Works, Amb. Bashir Yugudu, who represented the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim Pius, while soliciting ... Read More »

2015: Prepare Like Men When It Comes To Politics, Patience Challenges Women

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Dame Patience Jonathan has urged Nigerian women to start early preparations for the 2015 general elections so as to succeed in the contest for elective offices. Mrs Jonathan  who was speaking during the centenary celebration of the Nigerian Woman National Conference in Lagos  on Thursday said, “I will advise women to ... Read More »

Centenary Celebration: It is absolutely idiotic to want to celebrate 100 years of bondage – Okunnu

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A former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Lateef Okunnu, has condemned in very strong terms the planned 100 years celebration of modern Nigeria. The former commissioner under General Yakubu Gowon’s administration, made this known during an interview he granted to the Vanguard. According to him, it was ‘pure ... Read More »

Fashola Queries Centenary Celebration, Vows To Resist Proposed Fuel Tax

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The year-long centenary celebration by the Federal Government has been lampooned by Lagos State Governor; Babatunde Fashola who questioned the rationale behind the jamboree. Fashola also vowed that the state government would defy any plan by the Federal Government to tax petrol through the FERMA Act. Fashola who was speaking ... Read More »

Centenary Celebration: Jonathan Singles Adenuga, Others For Commendation

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The patriotic support of eminent Nigerians and corporate organisations, who participated actively towards making the launch of Nigeria’s Centenary celebration a success, has been applauded by President Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan gave the commendation while delivering an address to kick off the Centenary anniversary celebration at the Banquet Hall, State House, ... Read More »

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