Friday, September 21, 2018

Fredrick Nwabufo

    Jonathan: Private jets show Nigeria is not poor

Jonathan: Private jets show Nigeria is not poor

 President Goodluck Jonathan has faulted the World Bank report which placed Nigeria among the five poorest countries in the world, saying "the nation is not poor"."If you talk about ownership of private jets, Nigeria will be among the first 10 countries, yet they are saying that Nigeria is among the five poorest countries," he said.Addressing workers at the May Day [...]

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    Here’s a first: APC gets female chair

Here’s a first: APC gets female chair

Mrs Binta Masi is the first female party chair in Adamawa State.She made history on Wednesday when she was elected unopposed as the chair of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Masi, a former member of the House of Representatives, was endorsed at the rescheduled state congress of the party following the withdrawal of two of her opponents.Gov Murtala Nyako had on [...]

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    Protesters give FG 24 hours to find abducted girls

Protesters give FG 24 hours to find abducted girls

A crowd of protesters numbering approximately 1,000 on Wednesday besieged the premises of the National Assembly to pressure the government into immediately freeing the 230 female pupils of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, abducted by Boko Haram two weeks ago.A total of 273 girls were abducted, but only 43 have regained freedom.The protesters began trickling into Unity Fountain, [...]

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    Abuja rally urges Jonathan to seek re-election

Abuja rally urges Jonathan to seek re-election

A pro-Goodluck Jonathan group at a rally in Abuja this afternoon urged the president  to contest the 2015 presidential election.Participants at the rally, which was organised by the Goodluck Initiative for Transformation (GIFT), urged the president to declare his intention to contest. They declared their support for him.According to coordinator of the group, Chinedu Okpalanma, Jonathan deserves to be re-elected so he can continue [...]

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    Gulak: Disciplining an attack dog that has erred?

Gulak: Disciplining an attack dog that has erred?

A conscious observer of the happenings in the political atmosphere of Nigeria will agree that it is becoming chillier as 2015 approaches.Schemes, counter-schemes and intrigues are unfurling in desperate dimensions. As it is, Nigerians should expect more political “somersaults” over the next one year.Tuesday’s sack of Special Adviser on Political Affairs to the President, Ahmed Gulak, is for political pacifism. [...]

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    Jonathan’s political adviser bites the dust

Jonathan’s political adviser bites the dust

Political adviser to the president, Ahmed Gulak, has been sacked as President Goodluck Jonathan continues to re-jig his team ahead of the 2015 presidential election. He recently dropped Mike Ogiadhome as chief of staff in response to criticism against the former deputy governor of Edo State who was believed to be making enemies for his principal. A statement signed by [...]

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    Whose interests are Minister Mallam and the Environment Impact Assessment Law serving?

Whose interests are Minister Mallam and the Environment Impact Assessment Law serving?

 Last week, Minister of Environment, Laurentia Mallam announced the suspension of work on the second Niger Bridge.Mallam had stated categorically that the project was suspended because the Environment Impact Assessment Law was not taken into consideration before work on the site of the bridge commenced.Without attempting to pooh-pooh the minister’s good intentions, her brandishing of the Environment Assessment Law at [...]

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    Marwa slams Nyako: Your genocide allegations shameful, disrepectful

Marwa slams Nyako: Your genocide allegations shameful, disrepectful

Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Mohammed Buba Marwa, has berated Murtala Nyako, the governor of Adamawa State, for his letter to northern governors. In his letter, Nyako alleged that the federal government was waging a genocidal war against the north. Marwa described the governor’s outburst as unpatriotic, and an insular representation of the feelings of Adamawa people. The former military administrator of Lagos State [...]

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    FRSC confirms 10 deaths, 49 injuries during 26 Easter accidents

FRSC confirms 10 deaths, 49 injuries during 26 Easter accidents

Ten people lost their lives while 49 sustained injuries in 26 road accidents recorded in different parts of Kogi State during the Easter holiday, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed on Thursday.Speaking with journalists in Lokoja, Kogi Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Godwin Omiko, said that the dead include nine male adults and a female adult.Omiko said 120 people, [...]

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ASUP to hold massive rally April 29

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has concluded arrangements to hold a nationwide rally on April 29, 2014, to express its grievances with government handling of the 10-month-old strike industrial action of the union.The national president of the union, Dr Chibuzo Asomugha, who disclosed the union’s plans in the face of the government’s intransigence to journalist in Abuja, said the [...]

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Taraba Assembly wants Jonathan to assume control of security in state

Lawmakers in Taraba have appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to take over the security of the state.The lawmakers hinged their appeal on failure of the state government to halt the worsening insecurity in the state.The call for the federal government’s intervention was unanimous, as the members, in various contributions, observed that the southern part of the state is already engulfed [...]

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    Maritime stakeholders rue delay in passage of budget

Maritime stakeholders rue delay in passage of budget

Maritime stakeholders have lamented the negative impact of the late passage of the national budget  on the sector. Speaking in Lagos on Thursday, they observed that the late passage of the budget contradicts the aim of rebasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). President of the Shippers Association, Lagos State, Rev. Jonathan Nicol specifically urged the National Assembly to ensure the speedy passage of the budget before or early in [...]

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    Cairo bombing ‘kills senior Egyptian policeman’

Cairo bombing ‘kills senior Egyptian policeman’

 A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, security officials say. Brig-Gen Ahmed Zaki died when a device placed under his vehicle blew up in the western suburb of 6 October City. In Alexandria, a second officer was shot dead during a raid on what officials said was a militant hideout. Jihadist militants have stepped [...]

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