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My Problem With G-7 Govs By Akpabio

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, on Monday told the group of seven (G-7) aggrieved governors under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, that whatever they sow, they shall reap. Akpabio particularly stated that with their rebellious stance against President Goodluck Jonathan and national leadership of the ruling ... Read More »

YouWiN Has Created Over 26,000 Jobs – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday announced with glee that over 27,000 jobs have been created in the last two years through the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN) Programme. This is just as he reiterated his belief in Nigerian youths, who he described as not only “vibrant; they are ... Read More »

PDP Stakeholders Vow To Recapture Oyo, S’West States From Opposition Parties

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Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders in Oyo State have ended their peace meeting in Abuja with a call to close ranks and recapture the South-West from opposition parties in the 2015 general elections. Part of the resolutions reached at the meeting was the commitment to ensure a victory for the PDP ... Read More »

Jonathan At 56: TUC Advocates Pay Rise For Nigerian Workers

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The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Monday requested the Federal Government to revisit the issue of pay rise for its workers. The TUC’s request is contained in a statement signed by its President, Mr Bobboi Kaigama and the Secretary General, Mr Musa Lawal and made available to newsmen ... Read More »

Governors’ Rumble: You’re The North’s Number One Betrayer, Jang Tells Aliyu

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Factional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has branded his Niger State counterpart, Governor Babangida Aliyu as the number one saboteur on the list of prominent northerners ready to betray northern interest. The Plateau governor was reacting to a statement credited to Gov. ... Read More »

Alleged Bribe Of 400 Northerners: Aliyu’s A Serial Liar Without Control Of His Mouth, Says Presidency

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The Presidency has tongue-lashed Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, NGSF, and governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu over his allegation that the Presidency had penciled down over 400 prominent northerners for ‘settlement’ in return for their support of President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection bid in 2015. While ... Read More »

Jonathan Relieves Aisha Umar Of Appointment As SSA On Social Devt

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President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the sack of his Senior Special Assistant on Social Development, Mrs. Aisha Umar. A terse statement from the spokesman of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Sam Nwaobasi, in Abuja yesterday simply read: “Goodluck Ebele Jonathan President of the ... Read More »

BPE Confirms Four Refineries To Be Privatized In 2014

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The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) on Sunday said that the bureau would privatise the four refineries in the country next year. Mr Chigbo Anichebe, the Bureau’s Head, Public Communications, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the refineries’ privatisation was part of the ongoing oil sector’s ... Read More »

SaharaReporters To Presidency: ‘We’re Not Moved By Your Threats, Scare Tactics’

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The management of online news portal, SaharaReporters has drawn the battle line with the Presidency over the latter’s threat to sue for libel and willful defamation of the character and reputation of President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it is ready to defend its recent publications anywhere, even in a court of ... Read More »

Anambra Election: Why Jonathan Cannot Sack Jega – Presidency

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The Presidency on Friday said it would not succumb to calls by some individuals, groups and political parties to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega over the ‘inconclusive’ Anambra governorship election. In what looks like pay-back for the All Progressives Congress, APC, the presidency ... Read More »

Eulogies As Akhigbe’s Finally Laid To Rest In Hometown Of Fugar, Edo State

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The remains of Vice Adm. Mike Akhigbe, a former Chief of General Staff (CGS), were laid to rest on Saturday in Fugar, Etsako Local Government Area of Edo. ‪Speaking at the funeral mass, President Goodluck Jonathan described Akhigbe as an exemplary officer and a gentleman, and a consummate administrator who ... Read More »

Jonathan Pledges Financial Support To NIPPS At Graduation Ceremony Of Course 35

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President Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday pledged to support the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies financially to enable it achieve its research mandate. Jonathan stated this during the graduation ceremony of Course 35 of NIPPS in Kuru, near Jos. The President, who was represented by the Secretary of the ... Read More »

Zwingina: Nigerians Had Good Reasons For Rejecting Buhari Thrice… G-7 Govs Cannot Stop Jonathan In 2015

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Senator Jonathan Zwingina needs no introduction when it comes to Nigerian politics as the Adamawa State born politician was once a Deputy Senate Leader in the 5th National Assembly, campaign manager in the presidential campaigns of the late Chief MKO Abiola in 1993 and Chief Olu Falae in 1999. He ... Read More »

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

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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 »

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