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Jonathan Condoles With Akhigbe’s Family

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President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his sincere condolences to the wife, children and relatives of the former Chief of General Staff, Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe (rtd), who passed away yesterday in the United States of America. A statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati on ... Read More »

Clampdown On Opposition: Stop Chasing Shadows And Overheating The Polity – PDM To Jonathan

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The newly registered Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has condemned in strong terms what it called “the use of state machinery” by President Goodluck Jonathan against members of the opposition. The party was reacting to a scheduled meeting of G-7 governors and members of the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led New Peoples Democratic ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Mistakes Over Planned National Confab By Balarabe Musa

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Second Republic governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa has said that the proposed National Conference will not achieve any result because it will not be able to resolve the problems associated with corruption and factors controlling socio-economic development of Nigeria. Musa, who is chairman of the Conference of Nigerian ... Read More »

Terrorism: Jonathan Seeks Israel’s Assistance In Fight Against Terrorism

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (L), WITH PRESIDENT SHIMON PERES OF ISRAEL, DURING A BILATERAL MEETING IN JERUSALEM ON MONDAY

President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed that his Administration will continue to actively combat the menace of terrorism in partnership with all peace-loving countries of the world. He made the pledge on Monday in Jerusalem at a meeting with President Shimon Peres of Israel. Mr. Jonathan said that Nigeria will welcome ... Read More »

Jonathan Hails Oba Akiolu’s Exemplary Dedication To Service As He Clocks 70

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President Goodluck Jonathan has on behalf of himself and the Federal Government heartily congratulated Oba Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu I of Lagos, who marks his 70th birthday today, October 29, 2013. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, in a statement said “President Jonathan joins the people of ... Read More »

Nigeria Finally Signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement With Israel

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, PROF. VIOLA ONWULIRI (L), SIGNING BILATERAL AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT (BASA) WITH THE DEPUTY ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER, MR ZEER ELKIN, IN JERUSALEM OF MONDAY (28/10/13)

Nigeria and the State of Israel in Jerusalem on Monday signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) to pave way for direct flights between them. The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, representing President Goodluck Jonathan, signed the agreement on behalf of the country. The agreement is expected ... Read More »

New PDP Suffers Another Major Blow As Niger Governor Pulls Out

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The Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) suffered a major blow to its ranks as one of its back bones, Niger State governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has reportedly pulled out citing his discomfort with the faction as reason for his action. The new PDP was formed by ... Read More »

I’ll Celebrate If Amaechi Leaves PDP Today, Says Wike •You’re Petty – Amaechi

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The Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has renewed his war of words with Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State by daring him and his supporters to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another political party. Wike said if Amaechi and his supporters are sure of their popularity ... Read More »

If Peace Talks Fail, G-7 Govs May Decamp To APC – Kwankwaso

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Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has hinted that one of the four options open to the seven aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, otherwise referred to as G-7 Governors, is to decamp to the mega opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC). The other options available to ... Read More »

National Confab: Nigerians In Diaspora Decry Non-Representation On Advisory C’ttee, Call For Sovereign Conference

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Nigerians in the United Kingdom have expressed concern over the non-representation of the Diaspora in the 13-member National Dialogue Committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan. They expressed their views on Sunday in London at the International Dialogue Forum, where leaders of the various ethnic associations living in the UK voiced their thoughts about ... Read More »

Opponents Of National Confab Selfish, Says Braithwaite

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Dr Tunji Braithwaite, Coordinator of the Southwest Consultative Forum for the National Conference on Sunday described those opposing the planned national conference as selfish. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that President Goodluck Jonathan on Oct. 1 set up the National Conference Advisory Committee, naming Sen. Femi Okurounmu as its chairman. The committee was to facilitate the ... Read More »

Jonathan Assures Nigerians On Better Life, Electoral Process

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2ND-R), SIGNING THE VISITORS' REGISTER AFTER VISITING THE JERUSALEM OLD CITY LAST FRIDAY. WITH HIM ARE FROM LEFT: CAN PRESIDENT, PASTOR AYO ORITSEJAFOR; EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS COMMISSION, MR JOHNKENNEDY OPARA AND THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, AMB. URIEL PARTI.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday in Jerusalem promised to stabilise Nigeria’s electoral process. Jonathan, who made the promise at an interdenominational service for 2013 Nigerian pilgrims, said that the current process was better than the previous ones. “We promise that we must do a number of things differently, we have challenges in ... Read More »

PDP Slams Okorocha Over Jonathan Attack, Blackmail Of Judiciary

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The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has berated the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, for attempting to undermine the sacred institution of the judiciary by alleging that President Goodluck Jonathan is going to influence the Supreme Court judgment on a pending case challenging his (Okorocha) emergence as ... Read More »

Oduahgate: Why Corruption Has Grown Wings Under The Jonathan Administration – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that President Goodluck Jonathan may become an accessory to corruption if he insists on shielding Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah from the consequences of the massive corruption and abuse of office over the purchase of two armoured cars at a reportedly inflated cost and without recourse to due process. ... Read More »

Jonathan Lights Symbolic Candle At Mt. Camel, Visits River Jordon On Day 3 Of Holy Pilgrimage

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Nazareth performed the symbolic candle lighting at the Church of Mount Camel, the place where the Biblical contest between Prophet Elijah and the 400 false prophets of Baal took place. The President also visited River Jordan, the place where Jesus Christ was Baptised by John ... Read More »

Oduahgate: Melaye Instructs Lawyers To Commence Legal Action Against Minister

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The Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network group, Dino Melaye, has declared that the battle to unseat the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah over the controversy surrounding the acquisition of two armoured cars for the minister’s use by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Melaye, who was arrested last week ... Read More »

2015: Northern Youths Disown G-7 Govs, Accuse Them Of Selfish Agenda

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The G-7 Governors in the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led New Peoples’ Democratic Party, nPDP, who have been opposing President Goodluck Jonathan and the Bamanga Tukur-led National Working Committee, NWC, have been disowned by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum. The group said northern youths were not in support of the governors – ... Read More »

PDP Crisis’ll End Once Tukur’s Impunity, Lawlessness Stops – Baraje

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Chairman of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Kawu Baraje has declared that more than five PDP governors would soon join the fold of the splinter faction. Baraje gave the indication during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State shortly after casting his vote at his Baboko ward ... Read More »

We Collected $200,000 Ransom To Facilitate Release Of Oronto Douglas’ Sister – MEND

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Contrary to reports that no ransom was paid to secure the release of Mrs. Augusta Douglas-Anyiam, a sister to President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Research, Strategy and Documentation, Oronto Douglas, from the den of kidnappers, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) yesterday claimed it collected ... Read More »

Rivers Political Crisis: ‘Jonathan Has The Final Say’

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A passionate plea has gone out to President Goodluck Jonathan to play the role of a statesman by bringing to an end the political crisis rocking Rivers State because he has the final say. A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Rivers State Director of the National ... Read More »

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