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Jonathan Leaves For Israel On Pilgrimage, Official Visit Today – Presidency

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President Goodluck Jonathan will late on Wednesday embark on a pilgrimage and official visit to Israel, the Presidency said. A statement issued on Tuesday by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated that the President would meet with President Shimon Peres and Prime ... Read More »

MEND Claims Responsibility For Fire Outbreak At Warri Refinery

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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s fire outbreak, which it termed “sabotage” at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Refinery in Warri, Delta State. In a statement yesterday, MEND said “‘Hurricane Exodus’ was intended to burn down the entire Warri refinery. “As long ... Read More »

National Confab’ll Help Move Nigeria Forward – Obuah

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Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Chief Felix Obuah has declared that the proposed national conference will create an opportunity for Nigerians to air their views on how they want the country to move forward. Obuah, who made this known yesterday in an interview, was responding ... Read More »

N255m Cars Scandal: APC, Melaye, G-7 Govs Behind My Travails – Oduah

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The Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah yesterday pleaded innocent to the allegations that she compelled an agency under her ministry to purchase two armored vehicles at the cost of $1.6m (N255) for her use, saying the allegations were politically motivated with President Goodluck Jonathan being the ultimate target. Her ... Read More »

National Dialogue: Jonathan Reaches Out To Pastor Bakare

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As part of efforts to ensure that his proposed National Dialogue is a success, President Goodluck Jonathan has through his aides and trusted allies, begun reaching out to prominent Nigerians across the six geo-political zones with a bid to securing their support and inputs. One of such reach-out moves led ... Read More »

Jonathan Approves Reappointment Of Heads Of Three Parastatal Agencies

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday approved the re-appointment of the Director of the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, Dr Aminu Ladan, and the Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Fund, Mr Habu Gumel. Also re-appointed is Mrs Taiwo Akande, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, in Ekiti. This is contained in ... Read More »

All Hope Not Lost On Nigeria, Says Obasanjo

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Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians not to despair in the face of insecurity and socio-economic hardship in the land. He also declared that all hope is not lost on Nigeria just as he noted that education remains the best tool to sustain good governance and democracy in the country. ... Read More »

CAN Inaugurates C’ttee On Proposed National Conference… Pleads With FG, ASUU On Strike

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has inaugurated a six-member committee to articulate its position on the proposed National Conference. Members of the newly constituted committee in Abuja on Monday are Emele Uka (chairman); Kate Okparake, Etimbule Sunday, John Achimugu, Chukwuma Igwe, and Albert Uko, who will serve as Secretary. Speaking at the ... Read More »

Youth Group Calls On Buhari, Tinubu, Others’ Support For National Confab

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A youth group has urged All Progressives Congress, APC, national leaders – a former Head of State and three-time presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to support the proposed national conference by President Goodluck Jonathan. The youth, under the auspice of Nigerian Youth ... Read More »

Subject Yourselves To Party Discipline Or Get Out – Tukur To New PDP Members

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The National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, has described the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led faction of the party otherwise known as “New PDP” as a storm in a teacup. Tukur, who made this known in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Saturday during the inauguration of the Rivers State chapter of the ... Read More »

PDP Scores Jonathan Administration High, Says Nigeria’s On Path To Economic Prosperity

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday urged Nigerians not to lose faith in the promises made by President Goodluck Jonathan as he strives to achieve his set goals, saying that Nigeria was on a sure path to economic prosperity. The ruling party also hailed President Jonathan for the milestone achievements ... Read More »

Amaechi, Okorocha, Oshiomhole Shun S/South, S/East Govs Meeting

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The South-East/South-South governors meeting held in Enugu on Sunday but three governors – Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Rotimi Amechi of Rivers – were conspicuously absent thereby continuing their trend of staying away completely from such meetings. However, eight out of the 11 governors in the ... Read More »

Jonathan Commiserates With Ondo Government Over Omojola’s Demise

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President Goodluck Jonathan has mourned the passing away of the highly respected pro-democracy activist and renowned economist, Dr. Baba Oluwide Omojola. In a statement yesterday signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, President Jonathan commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State over the ... Read More »

Presidential Motorcade Rescues Accident Victims On Lokoja-Abuja Highway

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The advance team of President Goodluck Jonathan’s entourage, returning from Ado-Ekiti on Sunday rendered emergency rescue services to accident victims on the Lokoja-Abuja highway. The accident which occurred at Okpu village, few kilometres after Lokoja, involved two cars, carrying 11 people. A Nissan Almera car with registration number AH 47 ... Read More »

N255m Armored Vehicles: Jonathan On Top Of The Situation – Presidency

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President Goodluck Jonathan will not shield the Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah if she’s found guilty by relevant agencies of abusing her office in the allegation over the purchase of two bulletproof vehicles. The vehicles valued at an allegedly over-priced sum of $1.6m (about N225m) were said to have ... Read More »

NPC: Vested Political Interests Forced Odimegwu To Resign – Afenifere

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Afenifere, the apex pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization has attributed the resignation of Eze Festus Odimegwu as Chairman of the National Population Commission, NPC, to the handiwork of vested political interests, who were uncomfortable with his position on the last population census exercise in the country. Odimegwu, who had been under pressure ... Read More »

First Niger Port To Be Ready In First Quarter Of 2014, Says Minister

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The Minister of Transport, Malam Idris Umar in Abuja on Friday said the Baro River Port in Niger would be completed and inaugurated in the first quarter of 2014. Umar made the statement at the inauguration of the boards of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT). The NITT board, ... Read More »

Insults Targeted At President Jonathan, First Lady Will No Longer Be Tolerated – PDP To Amaechi

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The Rivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned Governor Rotimi Amaechi to stop insulting President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience. The party accused Mr. Amaechi of dragging the names of the president and first lady in the mud with his resort to blaming them for ... Read More »

Christian Pilgrimage: 19 Governors, Ministers To Accompany Jonathan To Israel

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President Goodluck Jonathan will be accompanied on the Christian pilgrimage to Israel come October 22, 2013, by no fewer than 19 state governors, as well as some serving ministers. This was disclosed yesterday by President Jonathan during the flag-off of the 2013 Christian pilgrimage to Israel, Rome and Greece. Represented ... Read More »

Jonathan Promises Ekiti Airport, Federal Secretariat

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President Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday, said that the Federal Government would construct an airport and a secretariat in Ekiti. The President made the remark in Ado-Ekiti while reacting to the request by Gov. Kayode Fayemi during his one-day visit to the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fayemi, ... Read More »

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