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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 »

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


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


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


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 »

NGF: Amaechi, Others Govs’ll Soon Join Us – Jang •19 Govs Shun Faction’s Secretariat Opening In Abuja


Factional Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, on Thursday, said other governors opposed to his emergence would soon join him. Jang, who stated this in Abuja while inaugurating the new NGF secretariat operated by his faction of the Forum, noted that the ... Read More »

NGF Chairman: Amaechi’s Not Better Than Anyone Of Us – Gov Suswam


As Governors under the platform of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) take sides and give individual accounts of what transpired last Friday during its chairmanship election, Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, has described Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State as a desperate man who wanted to hold onto the position by all ... Read More »

NGF: North West PDP Pledges Support For Amaechi


The national vice chairman North West zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ambassador Ibrahim Musa Kazaure, has declared the support of the zone to Governor Rotimi Amaechi as chairman Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF). This is even as the national vice-chairman of the party in North Central zone also pledged support ... Read More »

NGF Crisis: Dickson Slams Amaechi, Congratulates Jang On Victory

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has formally recognized his Plateau State counterpart, Jonah Jang as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF. In a congratulatory message contained in a press statement, Mr Dickson he believes the NGF under the leadership of Governor Jang will be used as a ... Read More »

ANPP, CPC Condemn Jonathan, PDP For Suspending Amaechi


The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has lampooned President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for suspending Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State over the controversial Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) election. In separate reactions yesterday in Abuja, the ANPP spokesman Emma ... Read More »

PDP Moves To Ease Suntai From Office


Just as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, wielded the big stick on Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State for ‘anti-party’ activities, the party may have also decided to reward Taraba State acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, for his role in the election that produced Governor Jonah Jang as factional chairman ... Read More »

Jang Blames NGF Crisis On Govs With ‘Presidential Ambitions’


Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, who emerged factional chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Friday, has blamed the crisis rocking the Forum on the presidential ambition of some of its members. Jang, who addressed newsmen at Jos airport shortly after his arrival from Abuja, alleged that some ... Read More »