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Lagos PDP Prays For Nigeria, Seeks Divine Intervention In 2015 Polls

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The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, held an inter-religious service for victory in the upcoming governorship election in the state. The party also prayed for continued peace and unity in Nigeria and for God to preserve President Goodluck Jonathan to administer the country well. ... Read More »

N255m Bulletproof Cars: Igbo Group Urges Jonathan To Ignore Calls For Oduah’s Sack

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More support has come for embattled Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah as a group has pleaded with President Goodluck Jonathan to ignore calls for her sack until her culpability in the N255 million bullet proof cars scam was established. The group, known as Igbo Democratic Forum, which made the ... Read More »

Sokoto Governor In Closed Door Meeting With Obasanjo In Abeokuta

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Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State on Tuesday held a closed door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his hilltop residence, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Wamakko was said to have met with the former president to discuss the ongoing political realignment in the country. It would be recalled ... Read More »

Single Term Pact: If There’s Need To Get Another Battle Wound In A Civil War, I’m Ready, Says Nyako

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The Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako on Tuesday renewed his war of words with the presidency as he maintained that despite several denials, President Goodluck Jonathan signed a document agreeing to serve for a single term. Nyako made this known in an interview with journalists in Yola, the Adamawa State ... Read More »

No Governor In His Right Senses Will Abuse Jonathan, First Lady The Way Amaechi’s Doing – Fmr Reps Deputy Speaker

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A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Austin Opara, has debunked the claim by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State that he (the governor) made him a deputy speaker. Opara, who was Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007, also noted that it ... Read More »

Jonathan Approves Re-Appointment Of Orhii As NAFDAC DG

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Dr Paul Orhii, the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has been re-appointed for a new term of four years with effect from Jan. 13, 2014. His re-appointment which was approved by President Goodluck Jonathan was conveyed in a statement issued on ... Read More »

Nyako Urges Jonathan To Jettison Planned National Confab, Says What Nigerians Need Is Development Programme

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Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako yesterday, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to forget about the proposed national conference and pay more attention to delivering the dividends of democracy to Nigerians. Nyako described the planned confab as a waste of time and scarce resources, which ordinarily should have been used to ... Read More »

How I Made Wike Minister, Opara Deputy Speaker, House Of Reps – Amaechi

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Governor or Rivers State, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Monday again opened up on the role he played in the emergence of Barr. Nyesom Wike as a federal minister, stressing that President Goodluck Jonathan initially rejected the choice of Wike, but he (Amaechi) consistently pleaded with the president to reconsider his ... Read More »

Jonathan Commiserates With Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka On Daughter’s Death

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President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on the death of his daughter, Iyetade Soyinka, who reportedly passed on at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday after a brief illness. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, ... Read More »

Afenifere Traces History Of Previous Obasanjo Letters, Warns Of Imminent Coup

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Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Monday said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s December 2 letter to President Goodluck Jonathan was similar to his previous criticisms of some past administrations, which had not done the country any good. In an unprecedented move, the group also raised the alarm over alleged moves to ... Read More »

APC Dislodging PDP In 2015 Is Wishful Thinking, Presidency Tells Amaechi, Kwankwaso

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The Presidency on Sunday described the claim by Governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State that the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) would lose the presidential election in 2015 as wishful thinking. Amaechi and Kwankwaso are two out of the five PDP governors that defected to ... Read More »

1914 Amalgamation Ordained By God, Says Jonathan

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R) RECEIVING HOLY BIBLE FROM THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT, APOSTOLIC FAITH, WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA, REVD. BAYO ADENIRAN DURING LAST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR CHURCH SERVICE AT APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH, REGIONAL HEADQUATERS JABI ABUJA ON SUNDAY (29/12/13).

President Goodluck Jonathan has described the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates in 1914 as an act of God. The president, who made this known at the Apostolic Faith Church regional headquarters, Jabi in Abuja, where he joined the congregation in worship during the last Sunday service of the year, however, identified lack of unity and ... Read More »

Maiduguri: Boko Haram Kill 8 In Attack On Bachelor Party

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At least eight persons were reportedly killed yesterday in Maiduguri when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members, stormed a venue of a bachelor party and started shooting sporadically, witnesses told Reuters. President Goodluck Jonathan had ordered an all-out offensive against the insurgents which forced them to retreat into a ... Read More »

Insurgency: FG Okays Five-Year Special Intervention Package For N/East States

L-R: PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN; GOV.IBRAHIM DANKWAMBO OF GOMBE STATE; GOV. BABANGIDA ALIYU OF NIGER AND GOV ISA YUGUDA OF BAUCHI AT THE 2ND NORTH-EAST ECONOMIC SUMMIT IN GOMBE. DECEMBER 03, 2013

The Federal Government on Sunday disclosed that it had approved a five year special interventional program that would enable it speed up the socio-economic development of states in the North-East Region. The North-East comprises of Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe, Borno, Bauchi and Taraba States. The minister of state for finance, Dr ... Read More »

National Confab Critical To Nation-Building – Gov. Obi

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Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra on Sunday said the proposed National Dialogue was critical to the country’s unity, as well as its peaceful and harmonious existence. Obi made the observation in an interview with newsmen, while reacting to remarks credited to Gov. Martin Elechi of Ebonyi in some national dailies, ... Read More »

Former Kogi Acting Gov Escapes Unhurt As Robbers Attack Vehicle

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Former acting governor of Kogi State, Chief Clarence Obafemi yesterday narrowly escaped being killed as his vehicle was waylaid by armed robbers. According to an eyewitness account, Mr. Olafemi was returning to Lokoja, the state capital from his Mopa country home where he hosted friends and political associates when he ... Read More »

Tukur Moves To Secure Seat As PDP Nat’l Chairman

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Contrary to the brave face he puts up in public, the embattled National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur will next week file a suit at the Abuja High Court to stop the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) from removing him from office. Tukur has often told ... Read More »

Oduah: Civil Society Groups Demand Release Of Presidential Panel Report On N255m Bulletproof Cars Scam

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The political stormy weather for Aviation Minister, Ms. Stella Oduah seems not to be over yet as Civil Society Groups have launched fresh demands into the immediate release of the report of the presidential panel that investigated the N255 million BMW bulletproof cars scam. The three-man administrative panel set up ... Read More »

Amaechi Goes Ballistic On Jonathan, First Lady… Denies Impregnating Soyinka’s Daughter

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Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has opened a can of worms on the frosty relationship between him, President Goodluck Jonathan and the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. Amaechi, who is Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, told journalists at an interactive session in Port Harcourt, the Rivers ... Read More »

Kwara Group Drums Up Support For Jonathan Administration

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A socio-cultural   group, the Igbomina Development Forum, on Saturday rallied support for President Goodluck Jonathan in his bid to tackle the nation’s challenges. The group, at a forum organised at Agbamu, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, also called for participatory politics and internal democracy in parties to strengthen the ... Read More »

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