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Amaechi: NGF Meetings Will Hold With Or Without Jang And His Supporters


Embattled Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has reiterated his claim to the chairmanship position of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and described those backing his Plateau State counterpart – Jonah Jang – as undemocratic. Amaechi, who was speaking Wednesday night to State House correspondents at a mid-term dinner ... Read More »

Jonathan Tests Govs’ Loyalty, Sets Dinner Date To Coincide With Amaechi’s NGF Meeting


In a frantic bid to break the ranks of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), President Goodluck Jonathan has summoned an emergency meeting of all the state governors slated for Wednesday, 8pm at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. The timing and date for the President’s meeting curiously coincides with a meeting ... Read More »

Ahead NGF Meeting Called By Amaechi, Jangs Boasts, ‘We Ensured Release Of Outstanding Allocations’


As Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi calls for meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Wednesday, factional Chairman, Da Jonah Jang, has claimed credit for the release of outstanding allocation to states by the Federal Government last week. Jang and Amaechi have been having running battles as to who is ... Read More »

NGF Chairmanship: Jang Asks Court To Dismiss Fashola’s Suit


Factional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Plateau State Governor, Da Jonah Jang has prayed an Abuja High Court to dismiss or strike out a suit filed by his Lagos State counterpart, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) seeking to restrain him from parading himself as chairman of the NGF. ... Read More »

Oshiomhole To Organised Labour: Tell Jang To Stop “Jang-ing” On NGF Chairmanship Election


Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday decried the Organised Labour’s silence on the controversy surrounding the Nigeria Governors’ Forum election. Oshiomhole particularly berated the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress for not summoning the courage to tell Nigerians the truth about the NGF logjam. The NGF has ... Read More »

NGF Crisis: Kwakwanso Lacks Moral Ethos, Says Jang


Factional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Plateau State Governor, Mr. Jonah Jang, has described his Kano State counterpart, Alhaji Rabiu Kwakwanso as lacking in moral ethos following his explanation of what transpired at last month’s NGF election. Jang, who was defeated by Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi by ... Read More »

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »