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Chibok girls: You Don’t Need Jonathan’s Approval To Engage Boko Haram – FG Replies Obasanjo

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The co-ordinator of the National Information Centre and DG National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mike Omeri, yesterday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo does not need any clearance from President Goodluck Jonathan before engaging in dialogue with Boko Haram over the release of the more than 200 school girls abducted by the ... Read More »

Jonathan Condoles With Gov. Aliyu Over Senator’s Death

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President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with Gov. Babangida Aliyu and the people of Niger over the death of Sen. Dahiru Kuta. In a statement issued by Dr Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Jonathan also condoled with the Senate, the PDP and members of Kuta’s family. Until ... Read More »

Anti-democratic Forces May Truncate 2015 Polls, Jonathan Warns

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by anti-democratic elements in the country to take advantage of certain loopholes in the electoral processes to truncate the 2015 general elections. He said: “I agree totally with the Chairman of INEC that we have to be mindful ... Read More »

Boko Haram: N-Delta Group Gives Jonathan 21 Days To Revoke Northerners’ Oil Blocs

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President Goodluck Jonathan has been given a 21-day ultimatum to revoke all oil bloc licences held by Northerners suspected to be funneling funds to Boko Haram insurgents in the country. The Niger Delta People Solidarity Movement, NDPSM, which gave the ultimatum, noted that 95 per cent of the country’s wealth was ... Read More »

Jonathan Swears In New Political Adviser, Decries Politicians ‘Terrible’ Comments

NEW SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT ON POLITICAL MATTERS, PROF. RUFAI ALKALI SWEARING OATH OF OFFICE YESTERDAY. CREDIT: REUBEN ABATI

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday administered oaths of office on his new Special Adviser on Political Matters, Prof. Rufai Alkali, three permanent secretaries and a commissioner in the Federal Civil Service Commission. The brief ceremony, which held inside the council chambers of the presidential villa during the Federal Executive Council ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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, ... Read More »

Jonathan Nominates Diezani For OPEC Top Job

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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 ... Read More »

No One Can Change UNILAG’s Name, Says Gowon

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

Ekiti Violence: APC Slams Jonathan, Police

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

PDP’ll Win Ekiti Governorship Poll – Jonathan

FROM LEFT: EWI OF ADO-EKITI, OBA RUFUS ADEJUYIGBE; PDP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FOR EKITI, MR AYO FAYOSE AND PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, AT THE OBA'S PALACE DURING THE GRAND FINAL OF EKITI PDP GUBERNATORAL CANDIDATE’S RALLY IN ADO-EKITI.

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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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, ... Read More »