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Rain Of Tributes At FEC As Jonathan, Ministers Remember Life And Times Of Akunyili

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday led members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to pay tributes to a former Minister of Information, Prof Dora Akunyili, who died in an Indian Specialist Cancer Hospital on June 7, at the age of 59 FEC members recalled the life and times of the Amazon …

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I Didn’t Admit Failure Of Power Sector Reform – Nebo

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has denied reports in a section of the media that he admitted failure of the power sector reform due to the huge number of Nigerians, who still do not have access to electricity. The clarification, which was contained in a statement issued yesterday …

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Clampdown On Media, Part Of PDP-Led FG’s Grand Plot To ‘Capture’ Ekiti, Osun – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday raised the alarm over what it described as the desperation of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, led federal government to capture Ekiti State, saying the ongoing clampdown on a section of the media is part of a grand plot to silence Nigerians. In a …

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Comment On Defected Govs: Jonathan’s A Joker, Says Wamakko

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has maintained that he and four of his colleagues, who defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, will not return to the Peoples Democratic Party. Wamakko said his defection, alongside Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and Abdulfatah Ahmed …

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Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls: Jonathan In Closed Door Meeting With Fayose, Omisore

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, met behind closed doors with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearers in the June 21 and August 9 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states respectively, Mr Ayodele Fayose and Senator Iyiola Omisore. The meeting, which held at the president’s office, State House, Abuja, …

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Jonathan Nominates Diezani For OPEC Top Job

She might not be Nigerians’ favourite political appointee but that has not stopped Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke from being nominated as Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) by President Goodluck Jonathan. The news agency, Reuters, which carried the report, said Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s candidacy is intended to …

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No One Can Change UNILAG’s Name, Says Gowon

A former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has assured members of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) community that the name of the institution remains sacrosanct. Speaking yesterday in Lagos during the university’s 2012/2013 Batch A convocation, Gowon said nobody could change the name of the university. He urged …

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Lack Of Proper Military Hardware: Jonathan, Army Have Vindicated Shettima – Rep Member

A member of the House of Representatives has said President Goodluck Jonathan and the Nigerian Army have by their recent remarks vindicated Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, who was lampooned by the Presidency for raising the alarm that the military were not properly motivated and lacked the right hardware to …

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I May Not Go Back To The Senate In 2015 Unless… – Tinubu

Former Lagos State first lady now Senator representing Lagos Central in the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, has described happenings in the country as sickening, warning that unless some proactive decisions are taken in 2015, the situation may get worse than it …

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Ekiti Violence: APC Slams Jonathan, Police

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has decried the violence unleashed on peaceful members of the party at Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Sunday by the police, which it alleged was apparently acting out a script written by the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to destabilize the …

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2015: Wanted Drug Baron, Buruji Kasamu, Floods PDP Headquarters With Jonathan Campaign Rice

Chairman of the Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West and sole financier of PDP in Ogun State, Prince Buruji Kasamu, has flooded the ruling party’s headquarters in Abuja with bags of rice meant to induce voters to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election …

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PDP’ll Win Ekiti Governorship Poll – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would win the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State. Jonathan spoke at the formal presentation of the party’s flag to its governorship candidate in the state, Mr Ayo Fayose, in Ado-Ekiti. He said that his optimism was based on the tumultuous …

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New Emir Of Kano: ‘Jonathanians Can Go Jump Into The Lagoon’ – El Rufai

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory now Deputy National Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday taunted associates of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party over the appointment of his childhood friend and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam …

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Nasarawa Gov Race: It’s Not Yet Time For Me To Declare – Maku

The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, at the weekend, stated that he would make known his governorship aspirations only when the coast becomes clearer for him to do so. He noted that it was still improper to kick start campaigns for elective positions in the 2015 general election even when …

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Jonathan Must Learn To Take Responsibility Instead Of Constantly Dodging It, APC Says

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Goodluck Jonathan goofed badly by adopting a partisan stand on the insurgency in the country instead of seeing it for what it is – a national problem. In a statement yesterday in Lagos by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, …

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APC Faults Clark’s Suggestion Of Declaration Of Full Emergency Rule In Northeast

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, for allegedly brazenly goading President Goodluck Jonathan to declare full state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. In a statement yesterday in Lagos by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party noted …

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2015: G-5 Govs Fault Jonathan’s Comment, Promises President, PDP Pleasant Surprise

The group of five governors, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressives Congress, APC, have described the statement credited to President Goodluck Jonathan to the effect that the G-5 governors could not win even a ward election as laughable, promising President Jonathan pleasant surprises come 2015. …

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G-5 Governors Defection: PDP Not Missing Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Others, Says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has renewed his war of words with the five former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, who defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, last year, saying their exit has not being felt by the ruling party. Describing the defected governors along with their supporters that left the …

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Opposition Has Stabilised Polity, Deepened Democracy, Says Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has stabilized the polity through its media intervention and debates on burning national issues, the main opposition party’s Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. He said opposition was a necessity in a democracy to promote good governance, stability and accountability. Speaking at …

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New CBN Governor Meets Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday met behind closed doors with the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele at the Presidential Villa. The visit was Emefiele’s first since he assumed office on Tuesday as head of the country’s apex bank. He, however, declined State House correspondents’ …

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