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Jonathan Thanks Nigerians For Prayers, Support During Illness, Threatens To Sue SaharaReporters, Others For Libel

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President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his appreciation to all Nigerians for their prayers, support and goodwill during his brief period of illness in London while attending the Nigeria Honorary International Investors Council, HIIC, meeting in London. He also thanked the generality of mainstream media for their fair-minded and objective reportage ... Read More »

Jonathan To Commission Air Conditioner, Water Dispenser Manufacturing Plant In Enugu

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (5TH-L), CUTTING THE TAPE TO INAUGURATE THE GEREGU II POWER STATION IN KOGI ON THURSDAY (3/10/13). FROM LEFT: GOV. GABRIEL SUSWAM OF BENUE; MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MOHAMMED ADOKE (SAN); MINISTER OF POWER, PROF. CHINEDU NEBO; GOV. IDRIS WADA OF KOGI AND CHAIRMAN, SENATE COMMITTEE ON POWER, SEN. PHILIP ADUDA.

The coal city, Enugu State is ready to receive President Goodluck Jonathan with open arms as he commissions the multi-million naira ultra-modern integrated air conditioner and water dispenser manufacturing plant come December 6. The plant, wholly Nigerian owned and the first in South-East and South-South geo-political zones of the country ... Read More »

Occasional Visits To Kirikiri Prisons’ll Help Nigerian Politicians Behave Well, Says Nwobodo

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Former governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo, yesterday went down memory lane as he narrated how his incarceration by the military brought him into an enduring relationship with the late governor of old Rivers State, Chief Medford Okilo in Kirikiri Prison, Lagos. Nwobodo, who described politics in Nigeria ... Read More »

Jonathan, EFCC Cannot Break Me – Lamido

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Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido yesterday said the arrest of his two sons – Aminu and Mustapha – by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering, was part of a plot by President Goodluck Jonathan and the anti-graft body to silence and make him change ... Read More »

Presidential Guards Brigade Commander Lauds Improved Security In FCT

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The Commander, Presidential Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe, on Friday attributed improved security situation in the FCT to the synergy between his command and sister security agencies. Atewe spoke to State House correspondents shortly after decorating four newly promoted serving officers of the Guards Brigade with their new rank of Lieutenant ... Read More »

Aero Contractor Reportedly Changes Name to Nigerian Eagle

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According to new reports, Aero Contractors, partly owned by the Ibru family has changed its name to Nigerian Eagle, and will most likely be the official national carrier. Thisday reports that the airline will be unveiled this Sunday as the nation’s national carrier by President Goodluck Jonathan on his return from the ... Read More »

Jonathan, Tukur Must Shift Grounds For PDP Crisis To End, Says Kalu

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Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu yesterday said that except President Goodluck Jonathan and national chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur shifted grounds in their feud with the group of seven (G7) aggrieved governors, the crisis threatening to tear the ruling party apart ... Read More »

Senate C’ttee Urges FG To Source $1bn Loan For Resuscitation Of Ajaokuta Steel Complex

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Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman (PDP- Kogi) has suggested that the Federal Government should source for one billion dollars loan to revamp the Ajaokuta Steel Complex. Abatemi-Usman, member, Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, made the suggestion at an interactive session with Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Musa Sada ... Read More »

Abati: Jonathan Has Fully Recovered, Presides Over HIIC Meeting In London

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News coming out of London has it that President Goodluck Jonathan, who was indisposed and could not attend the opening of the meeting of Nigeria’s Honourary International Investors’ Council, HIIC, on Thursday, has fully recovered. A tweet by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, read ... Read More »

National Confab: ACF Slam Nwabueze Over Proposal To Write ‘Peoples’ Constitution’

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The pan-northern political and cultural organization, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday expressed concern over the reports credited to legal luminary, Professor Ben Nwabueze asking President Goodluck Jonathan to mandate him to draft the people’s constitution for consideration in the proposed national conference. In a statement by its spokesman, Anthony ... Read More »

Senate Okays Law To Prohibit Issuance Of Permanent Permit To Owners Of Vehicles With Tinted Glass

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The Senate on Thursday in Abuja passed a bill to prohibit the issuance of permanent permits to owners of vehicles with tinted glasses. By the new law, permits for tinted glass, which are hitherto permanent, will be renewed on a yearly basis and could not be transferred to a third ... Read More »

Jonathan Indisposed, Undergoes Medical Examination In London

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President Goodluck Jonathan, who is currently in London to preside over a three-day meeting of Nigeria’s Honourary International Investors’ Council, has taken time off his busy schedule to seek medical attention. A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said Mr. Jonathan, who departed ... Read More »

Jonathan, G-7 Govs To Meet On Sunday

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In what might be a last spirited attempt at resolving once and for all the crisis that has seen the self-acclaimed largest party in Africa – Peoples Democratic Party – factionalized and at the threat of losing some of its members to the opposition, President Goodluck Jonathan is set to ... Read More »

New PDP Says Jonathan’s Refusal To Recognize Amaechi As NGF Chairman Unfortunate

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The Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led faction of Peoples Democratic Party has described the recognition of Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum by President Goodluck Jonathan as unfortunate. It further said the president’s non-recognition of the Rivers State governor, Chibuike Amaechi, who scored 19 votes ... Read More »

Reps Approve Emergency Rule Extension In Borno, Yobe, Adamawa States

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The House of Representatives has followed in the footsteps of the Senate by approving President Goodluck Jonathan’s request to extend the emergency rule he declared on May 12, 2013, in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states by six months. President Jonathan had based his request in line with the provisions of ... Read More »

FEC Celebrates Jonathan’s 56th Birthday With Special Prayers

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday rejoiced with President Goodluck Jonathan as he clocked the age of 56. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the brief ceremony, which took place before the commencement of its weekly meeting, was presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo. NAN also reports that the ceremony was held in the ... Read More »

Okunrounmu Says Committee On National Confab Preparing Report For Submission To Jonathan

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN WITH CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DIALOGUE, SEN. FEMI OKUROUNMU & SECTRETARY, AKILU INDABAWA SHORTLY AFTER THEIR INAUGURATION AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA

The Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue says it has commenced preparation of its report for submission to President Goodluck Jonathan, based on interactive sessions and memoranda received from Nigerians. This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Femi Okunrounmu. ... Read More »

Kwankwaso: G7 Govs Will Play The Real Politics In 2015

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Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has said that the level of politics that will play out in 2015 would be unprecedented in the history of the country since the return to democratic rule in 1999. He also said that the group of seven (G7) governors under the platform ... Read More »

Wamakko Fires Back At Presidency, “Show Me Respect And Gratitude” For Helping To Revive PDP In Sokoto

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Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not have won a single seat in the state in the 2007 general elections if not for his timely intervention. The governor, who was responding to a recent television programme monitored in Abuja Monday, in ... Read More »

Tsav Urges Jonathan To Forget About 2015 In The Interest Of Nigeria’s Unity

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The outcome of the 2015 general elections would make or mar Nigeria as a united nation, a former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav said yesterday. Speaking with journalists in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, the outspoken Tsav expressed fears that the country may implode in the next political ... Read More »

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