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Boko Haram: Clark Urges Jonathan To Replace Adamawa, Borno, Yobe Govs With Military Administrators


Former Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, called for the suspension of all democratic institutions in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to allow the military take full control until peace and order is restored in the affected states. Speaking to newsmen in his Asokoro residence, ... Read More »

Jonathan Sets Up C’ttee To Resolve HND/Degree Dichotomy

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The Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, has said the existing dichotomy between Higher National Diploma (HND) and university degree holders will soon be resolved. To this end, the minister disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan had set up a committee, headed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), ... Read More »

Stop Posting Ijaw Youths To North, IYC tells NYSC, Military Authorities

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The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has asked authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to stop the posting of Ijaw youths to the northern part of the country for the mandatory one year of national service. The IYC also alleged that security challenges in the North was instigated by ... Read More »

Jonathan Reassures Delegates On Safety At World Economic Forum


Despite the current security challenges in the country, all participants in next month’s World Economic Forum, WEF, on Africa slated for Abuja, have been guaranteed their safety, President Goodluck Jonathan reassured on Thursday. He gave the reassurance, according to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity ... Read More »

2015: A/Ibom PDP Zones Governorship Position To Eket Senatorial District, Passes Vote Of Confidence On Jonathan, Akpabio


The Akwa Ibom State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday zoned the 2015 governorship position to Eket Senatorial District. A communique issued at the end of the party’s State Executive Committee meeting held yesterday, in Uyo and endorsed by the state chairman of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo and made available ... Read More »

Jonathan Lauds Buhari’s Patriotic Call For National Unity Against Terrorism, Insecurity


President Goodluck Jonathan has commended former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria as expressed in his recent article which was widely published by the media. Buhari, who is a national leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, had in ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Why We’ll Continue To Caution APC Leaders – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that that it will continue to caution leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, against making utterances that fuel violence and motivate insurgency in the country. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement on Tuesday, however, noted that press releases ... Read More »

Why I’m Always Seen Around Jonathan – Gov Suswam


Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State yesterday explained reasons behind his unflinching loyalty to President Goodluck Jonathan, saying his aim is to attract federal government attention to the state, which has ‘Food Basket of the Nation’ as its slogan. The governor was reacting to criticism that his junketing around the ... Read More »

Jonathan More Intelligent Than Most Nigerians Put Together, Says Ogbemudia


President Goodluck Jonathan is experiencing turbulent times in his leadership of the country because he has stepped on toes in the process of executing his Transformation Agenda, a two-time ex-governor of the defunct Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia has said. According to him, “Jonathan is more intelligent than many of ... Read More »

ACF To FG: Probe Nyako’s Allegations Without Delay


The pan-northern socio-cultural organization, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday urged the Federal Government to immediately investigate Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako’s allegations of genocide against the North as well as external and third party support for the Boko Haram insurgents. Nyako, in a letter to the Northern State Governors ... Read More »

Buhari Vanguard Urges APC Govs To Canvass Jonathan, Sambo’s Resignation At Expanded Security Council Meeting


Some supporters of former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), have requested governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to lead calls for President Goodluck Jonathan and his deputy, Arc. Namadi Sambo’s resignations at Wednesday’s expanded National Security Council meeting. The supporters, under the aegis of “Buhari Vanguard” in ... Read More »

Insurgency, Ploy To Intimidate Northern Christians Against Voting For Jonathan In 2015 – Asari Dokubo


Ex-militant and leader of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Mujahid Asari Dokubo, said in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that the Boko Haram sect is  a political movement “set up to intimidate Christians in the North against voting for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election”. Dokubo, who ... Read More »

Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Blast Nyako Over Letter

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Some Socio-political groups in the South on Sunday lampooned the Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State over his recent letter to the northern state governors. Nyako, in a letter dated April 16, 2014, which he addressed to the Northern States Governors’ Forum, accused the President Goodluck Jonathan administration of perpetrating ... Read More »

US Advocacy Groups Write Jonathan, Seeks Drastic Measures Against Boko Haram


A coalition of over 13 United States-based organisations under the aegis of Working Group on Nigeria, has written to President Goodluck Jonathan requesting he takes a drastic action against the activities of the Boko Haram sect. It described the sect as “the second most deadly terrorist group for the year ... Read More »

Presidency’s Reponse To My Letter Smacks Of Arrogance, Confusion, Nyako Insists


Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako has insisted that the Presidency is confused, saying the strategy being adopted by government to fight the insurgency in the North-East smacked of a premeditated plot designed to decimate the North and northerners. The governor was reacting to the Presidency’s statement, which was a response ... Read More »

2015: Disquiet In PDP As Governors Give Three Conditions To Back Jonathan’s Re-Election Bid


All appears not to be well within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governors have reportedly given three conditions to back President Goodluck Jonathan’s yet-to-be unannounced re-election bid. The conditions include: •allowing outgoing governors to choose their successors; •automatic second term tickets for those running first term in office; ... Read More »

Presidency Insists Opposition Profiting From Boko Haram Killings


The Presidency has again maintained its stand that opposition politicians are behind Boko Haram killings in the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, who was a guest on Channels Television Sunrise Programme yesterday, was responding to a question on whether he believed ... Read More »

Insecurity: Intensify Prayers For Nigeria – Moro


The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has said that Nigeria needs prayers to overcome her current security challenges. Moro, who stated this in his Easter message signed by his spokesperson, George Udoh, therefore, charged Christians to pray fervently for the country. He specifically called for prayers for the release ... Read More »

APC, PDP, Guilty Of Embarking On Illegal 2015 Campaigns – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission has accused the two biggest political parties in the country – All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party – of flouting the law barring parties from embarking on campaigns until 90 days to elections. Section 99 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), stipulates: ... Read More »

I’m Now In Abuja, Catch Me If You Can – Shekau Dares Security Agencies


If the recent video released by leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau yesterday, in which he claimed responsibility for Monday morning’s bombing in Nyanya, that resulted in the death of over 71 persons, is anything to go by, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and indeed other parts ... Read More »