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Amaechi Faults Dickson On Ownership Of Soku Oil Wells

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The Rivers State Government has accused the governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson of blackmailing the people of Kalabari kingdom in Rivers State, so as to take the Soku oil wells from them. Reacting to an earlier statement issued by the Bayelsa State government on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the ... Read More »

Uduaghan Declares Ambition To Contest Delta South Senatorial Elections In 2015

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Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta on Thursday declared his intention to run for the Delta South Senatorial district election in 2015. Uduaghan while speaking with journalists in Asaba said that there was an unwritten zonal arrangement on where the senatorial race would go at every point in time. “This unwritten ... Read More »

Eid-el-Maulud: FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has declared next week Tuesday, January 14, as public holiday to mark the Eid-el-Maulud festival. This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Fatima Bamidele, on Thursday in Abuja. The statement urged all Muslims and Nigerians in general to support, ... Read More »

Alleged Certificate Scandal: NBA, CACOL Renew Calls For Oduah’s Sack

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Following her involvement in a fresh certificate scandal, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, Mr. Onyekachi Ubani, and the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, on Wednesday renewed their calls for the sack of embattled Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah. CACOL’s Executive Chairman, Mr. Debo Adeniran, said that ... Read More »

NDDC To Inaugurate N10bn Ibeno Road, Bridge Project In A/Ibom

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Wednesday announced that its 6.87- kilometre road and bridge project in Akwa Ibom would soon be inaugurated. The cost of the project is about N10.04 billion. The Managing Director of NDDC, Mr Dan Abia, disclosed this during inspection tour of some roads and ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Rejection Of National Confab Minority Report Undemocratic – NBA

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The Nigerian Bar Association on Wednesday frowned at the rejection of a minority report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the National Conference by President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it was undemocratic. A member of the PAC, Mr. Solomon Asemota (SAN), who replaced legal luminary, Prof. Ben Nwabueze (SAN) on the ... Read More »

Jonathan Lacks Courage, Capacity To Do The Right Thing, Says Kwankwaso •You Need Psychiatric Help – Presidency Fires Back

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Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of leading Nigeria towards disaster because he lacks courage and the competence to do what he called the “right thing” for the country. Kwankwaso made this known at a meeting with the leadership of the Northern Elders Forum, ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Critics Lack Home Training, Good Manners – Sarah Jubril

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President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Ethics and Values, Mrs. Sarah Jibril, has described critics of the president as lacking home training, good manner and ethical maturity. Jibril, a former presidential candidate, was speaking with journalists at a roundtable on cultural diplomacy in Nigeria and Africa, organised by her office ... Read More »

Transport Union Accuses Presidency Officials Of Promoting Crisis Among Members, Misleading Jonathan

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN RECEIVING THE GREAT GRAND PATRON AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ROAD TRANSPORT EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, HIGH CHIEF MUSA ISIWELE SHEHU, DURING THEIR VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT AT THE STATE HOUSE IN ABUJA. PHOTO BY AKIN OLADOKUN

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, has accused the Presidency of promoting discord among its members by receiving a splinter group led by Mr. Musa Isewele. Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the supposedly authentic National President of RTEAN, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, said President Goodluck Jonathan’s reported ... Read More »

Clark’s Letter To Obasanjo In Order – Presidency

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The Presidency on Tuesday said the letter written by Ijaw national leader and former federal Commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was in order but stressed that the views expressed in the said letter were personal opinions of the elder statesman and he could not be ... Read More »

Mixed Reactions Trail Clark’s Letter To Obasanjo

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The 10-page open letter written by national leader of Ijaw nation, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, opened up a closet of skeletons in the polity. Eminent Nigerians, who reacted to the letter, expressed mixed feelings. While some viewed the letter as a welcome development, others ... Read More »

President Jonathan Receives Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton.

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President Goodluck Jonathan received the Queen’s Baton at an event held at the forecourt of Aso Rock presidential villa on Monday ahead of Nigeria’s participation in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in July. Vice President Namadi Sambo, other top government and the National Sports Commission officials and the Commonwealth Games delegation, ... Read More »

Jonathan Hails Outgoing Chinese Amabassador Over Growing Bilateral Relations

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R) WITH THE OUT-GOING AMBASSADOR OF CHINA, MR DENG BOQING AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA  IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (6/1/14).

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday applauded the growing bilateral relations between Nigeria and China, which he said, had resulted in a phenomenal increase in trade between both countries. Jonathan gave the commendation at an audience with China’s outgoing ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Denq Boqing. He said the bilateral relations between ... Read More »

Obasanjo Not A Saint But A Mischief maker, An Ego Maniac, Says Clark [FULL TEXT OF LETTER]

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A prominent Ijaw leader and former federal commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a trouble maker. Clark, in an open letter to the former Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, dated January 3, 2014, also called Obasanjo a liar, manipulator ... Read More »

Reconciliation Between Jonathan And Obasanjo A Possibility – Presidency

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Indications emerged on Sunday that President Goodluck Jonathan has not foreclosed the possibility of reconciling with former President Olusegun Obasanjo following the recent public exchange of correspondence between the pair. Confirmation that the once chummy relationship between the duo has turned sour came to the front burner in December 2013 ... Read More »

Reps Move To Probe Okonjo-Iweala Over N29bn Police Pension Fund

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The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Pension Matters, Honourable Ibrahim Bawa Kamba, on Sunday, disclosed that it would not hesitate to probe the Police Pension Fund reportedly under her control. The House of Representatives has expressed its readiness to probe the Police Pension Fund reportedly under the control of ... Read More »

2015: No Plans To Drop Sambo As Jonathan’s Running Mate – Presidency

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The Presidency on Sunday denied speculations that President Goodluck Jonathan had perfected plans to drop his deputy, Namadi Sambo should he decide to present himself for reelection in 2015. Sambo’s political influence in the North had come under public scrutiny following the depletion of his political base, Kaduna, occasioned by ... Read More »

Boko Haram Is Temporary; They’ll Surely Go, Says Jonathan

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (L) BEING WELCOMED BY THE PRESIDENT, CHURCH OF CHRIST IN NATIONS GARKI ABUJA, REV. DACHOLLOM DATIRI AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN NATIONS (COCIN) AREA 1 GARKI ABUJA FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY (5/1/14). RIGHT IS THE SERVICE LEADER, REV DAVID KWAMKUR.

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, in a veiled message to perceived enemies of the country, said that Nigeria “must be liberated from evil people”. He also maintained that his administration was committed to containing the threat posed by the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram. The President noted that the insurgency problem bedeviling ... Read More »

2015: S/East APC Spits Fire Over Chime’s Endorsement Of Jonathan

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Governor Sullivan Chime has come under fire from the All Progressives Congress, APC, for stating that the party had no place in Enugu State. Chime had on Saturday during the inauguration of 17 newly elected council chairmen in the state at the Michael Opara Square, equally endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan ... Read More »

Ekiti 2014: I’ve No Preferred Candidate, Jonathan Tells 9 PDP Aspirants

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Nine leading governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Ekiti 2014 governorship polls have been told by President Goodluck Jonathan that he does not have a preferred candidate even as he assured the aspirants of a level playing field. Aspirants at the meeting included Prince Dayo ... Read More »

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