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Abdulsalami Calls For Stronger, United Northern Govs Forum In Interest Of Region

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Former head of state Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has called for a more united Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), stressing the need for the northern governors to bury the hatchet and forgo their differences in the interest of the region. The NSGF, which was once united and spoke with a ... Read More »

PDP, NGF Crises As A Result Of 2015 Presidential Elections – Jang

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Plateau State Governor and factional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Da Jonah Jang, has blamed those scrambling for the Presidency in 2015 for the crisis currently rocking the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the NGF. The Governor, who was speaking with newsmen at the end of a ... Read More »

NGF Crisis: Stop Patronizing Anti-Democratic Forces, NLC Warns Mimiko

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Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday was warned by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against what they described as his “patronage of anti-democratic forces”. Mimiko, the only governor elected on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) was urged to urgently return to the path of social democracy as ... Read More »

Yuguda: It’s A Tragedy That Kwankwaso Set-Up Jang For Disgrace At NGF Chairmanship Elections

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Bauchi State Governor, Malam Isa Yuguda, has described the revelation by Kano State Governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, that he deliberately set up Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang for defeat at the contest for the chairmanship of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), as a tragedy for Nigeria. Yuguda, in an ... Read More »

NGF: I Did Not Impersonate Gov. Amaechi, Says Jang

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Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State and factional chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Monday denied an allegation of impersonation leveled against him by Governor Rotimi Amaechi, saying he never claimed to be the Governor of Rivers State; hence the accusation does not hold water. Jang, who was reacting to ... Read More »

Amaechi Dismisses Purported NGF Meeting Called By Jang, Warns Plateau Gov To Stop Impersonating Him

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Governor of Rivers State, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has dismissed the purported meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, called by his Plateau State counterpart, Da Jonah Jang reminding him that there is only one chairman of the Forum who was duly elected by a vote tally of 19 to ... Read More »

Jang: You Cannot Blame Me For Jos Crisis

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Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State yesterday faulted those who lay the blame for the persistent crisis in Jos or any part of the state at his door steps saying the crises pre-dated his administration and cited the declaration of a state of emergency in the state in 2005 by ... Read More »

Northern Governors Forum Further Torn Apart As Gov. Suswam Pulls Out

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Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State yesterday formally announced his withdrawal from the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF). Suswam, who opened up on the crisis currently rocking the Nigeria Governors Forum at a press conference held in Makurdi, blamed the outcome of the last election of the NGF for the ... Read More »

Plateau Assembly Hails Jonathan For Backing Jang’s NGF, Appointing Paradang As New Immigration Boss

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Plateau State House of Assembly has hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for throwing his weight behind the Jonah Jang-led faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. The Assembly’s Chief Whip, Mr. Golu Timothy, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. Timothy said Governor Jang’s emergence as ... Read More »

Dame Patience Jonathan Lauds Increasing Child-Care Related Organisations

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The wife of the president, Mrs Patience Jonathan, on Sunday expressed her happiness over the increasing number of organisations devoted to caring for needy children in the country. Jonathan gave the commendation in Abuja at the official inauguration of the Crying Child Foundation and the golden jubilee ceremony of Hajiya ... Read More »

2015: Count Me Out Of Presidential Race – Amaechi

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has for the umpteenth time, stated that he has no desire to contest in the 2015 presidential elections. He said in a bid by his detractors to paint him black before his colleagues prior to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum election, his campaign posters depicting ... Read More »

NGF Crisis: Until Gov. Aliyu Says The Truth, I’ll Never Attend Northern Governors Meeting Again, Vows Bauchi Governor, Yuguda

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Bauchi State Governor, Malam Isa Yuguda, on Thursday in Abuja put the crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) at the doorstep of the Northern States’ Governors Forum and its leadership. Addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Mr. Yuguda challenged the ... Read More »

Northern Governors’ Forum Meeting Witnesses Poor Attendance As Yuguda, Shema, Others Shun Aliyu

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The Northern Governors Forum meeting which held in Kaduna Thursday, saw only 5 of the 19 governors in the region in attendance. The other governors are either being represented by their deputies or their Secretaries to the State Governments (SSGs). Malam Isa Yuguda of Bauchi had earlier vowed not to attend ... Read More »

Amaechi Betrayed Us By Secretly Recording NGF Elections – Mimiko

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The war of words between Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), continued yesterday with Ondo State Governor – Olusegun Mimiko, challenging his Rivers State counterpart, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to substantiate his claim that he (Mimiko) voted at the disputed election by producing the video evidence. Mimiko, who ... Read More »

UPDATE: Okorocha’ll Run For 2015 Presidency Under APC – Imo Deputy Gov

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Yesterday, we reported that the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, may contest the 2015 presidential election, according to his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere. In a more comprehensive report, Information Nigeria learnt that he hopes to achieve that dream on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Madumere, who made ... Read More »

Wamakko To Appear Before PDP For Publicly Denouncing Akpabio As PDP Govs Forum Chairman

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The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has summoned Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko for publicly declaring that he won’t recognise Governor Godswill Akpabio as the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum. Wamakko is set to appear before the party leadership any moment from now. A source in the ... Read More »

NGF Crisis Gets Messier As Yuguda Quits Northern States Governors’ Forum

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The crisis tearing apart the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, may have finally crept to the Northern States Governors Forum as Malam Isa Yuguda of Bauchi has declared he will no longer participate in its meetings until anyone of his colleagues publicly admits that they breached the agreement to adopt Da ... Read More »

Jonathan Endorses Jang As NGF Chairman

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Indications emerged Friday that President Goodluck Jonathan may have finally recognised Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum. In spite of his consistent denial that he had no hand in the plot and intrigues that preceded the May 24 election of a new chairman ... Read More »

NGF Chair Crisis: Party Supremacy Must Be Recognised And Enforced – Anenih

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Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, has described as ‘embarrassing’ the current leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) where two of the party’s members – Jonah Jang of Plateau State and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, are laying claim to the ... Read More »

Jang Seeks Recogniton, Leads NGF Faction To Jonathan

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Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau and factional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), on Friday led 14 state governors to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa. Addressing State House correspondents after a closed door meeting, Jang said they were in the villa to consult with the President. He said ... Read More »