Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    Terrorists launch ‘serious’ attack on Borno village

Terrorists launch ‘serious’ attack on Borno village

Gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram on Monday unleashed terror on a village in Askira Uba local government area of Borno state, killing people and torching houses and churches.The attack, which was said to have taken the villagers unawares, occurred in very early in the morning.A resident of Askira Uba confirmed the attack to TheCable, but said the number of people affected [...]

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    Malala Yousafzai arrives Nigeria for Chibok girls

Malala Yousafzai arrives Nigeria for Chibok girls

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in October 2012 for her activities in advocating the rights of women to education, will arrive Nigeria on Sunday to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan in a bid to reignite calls for the rescue of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram nearly three months ago.Before leaving Britain, where she has been living since [...]

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    PDP woos Nyako to escape impeachment

PDP woos Nyako to escape impeachment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is offering Adamawa Governor Murtala Nyako a lifeline to escape impeachment: a swift return to the party.Nyako, who left the party for All Progressives Congress (APC) last year, is currently facing impeachment proceedings by the state house of assembly.Although TheCable reported at the weekend that the process could be completed "within 10 days", moves have been [...]

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    Nigeria risks FIFA ban with Katiken’s appointment

Nigeria risks FIFA ban with Katiken’s appointment

Nigeria are again courting the wrath of football body, FIFA, after the government appointed a sole administrator for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday, following the sack of the executive committee by a court.Sports minister Tamuno Danagogo on Thursday appointed Lawrence Katiken to run the country’s football after a high court in Plateau State granted an injunction stopping elected NFF [...]

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    Osun Poll: Oyinlola meets Jonathan

Osun Poll: Oyinlola meets Jonathan

Ahead of the August 9 governorship election in Osun State, President Goodluck Jonathan has held a closed-door meeting with the former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.Oyinlola is currently embroiled in a legal tussle over his position as the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was sacked last year.He has flirted with the All Progressives [...]

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    Jonathan appoints Tukur Ambassador-at-Large

Jonathan appoints Tukur Ambassador-at-Large

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the immediate past chairman of the ruling PDP, as Ambassador-at-Large.[...]

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    APC: Raid on media, a PDP strategy for Ekiti election

APC: Raid on media, a PDP strategy for Ekiti election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm on “the desperation of the PDP-led federal government” to capture Ekiti State at all cost, saying the ongoing clampdown on the national media is part of a grand strategy to silence Nigerians ahead of the “satanic plan” to thwart the will of the people of Ekiti and indeed that of all [...]

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    Tough love: Civilian JTF man has no regrets turning in Boko Haram nephew for execution

Tough love: Civilian JTF man has no regrets turning in Boko Haram nephew for execution

A man who found out that his nephew was a member of Boko Haram and gave him up for execution has said he does not regret his action.Abba Ajikali opted to volunteer for the ‘Civilian JTF’ — a congregation of willing citizens who assist the military’s anti-terrorism watch in the north-east — in Borno State after growing tired of repeated [...]

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    Patience Jonathan: Stop abusing my husband

Patience Jonathan: Stop abusing my husband

First Lady Patience Jonathan has asked Nigerians to stop abusing her husband whom she said was ordained by God to rule the country.Abusing President Goodluck Jonathan is "bad", she said.She was addressing children at an event she organised to mark the 2014 Children's Day at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Quoting from the Bible, she said God's instruction to mankind [...]

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    Jonathan: 2015 elections will hold, with or without our security challenges

Jonathan: 2015 elections will hold, with or without our security challenges

President Goodluck Jonathan says the general election scheduled for February next year will hold irrespective of the security challenges in the country.There have been speculations that elections may not hold because of increasing terror attacks in the north.A member of the National Conference had last week canvassed that all elected officers in the country should have their tenures extended by [...]

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    5 reasons FG should do a deal with Boko Haram

5 reasons FG should do a deal with Boko Haram

Since Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in April, global attention has shifted to Nigeria. The insurgents' leader, Abubakar Shekau, has offered to release the girls if Boko Haram members in government custody are freed. President Goodluck Jonathan has ruled out a deal, but we think he should leave his options open. Here are [...]

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    Jang on Jos blasts: ‘Nigeria at war…’

Jang on Jos blasts: ‘Nigeria at war…’

Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, believes “Nigeria is at war with unknown enemies,” and has therefore urged the citizens to rise in support of the government in its fight against terrorism.Jang, who halted his foreign medical trip in order to visit the scene of Tuesday’s bomb blasts around the Terminus Market in Jos, lamented that the war against terrorism [...]

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    FG to rebuild Chibok, improve school security

FG to rebuild Chibok, improve school security

Federal Government will rebuild the destroyed Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.It will also fortify security around schools.These new measures were announced by presidential spokesman Reuben Abati on Tuesday.Over 200 girls writing their final exams were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok last month. The militants also destroyed the school.Abati said in collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy [...]

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    Hadiza on #BringBackOurGirls and President Jonathan’s visit to Chibok that never was

Hadiza on #BringBackOurGirls and President Jonathan’s visit to Chibok that never was

Hadiza Bala Usman was Special Assistant to former FCT Ministers Nasir el-Rufai and Aliyu Modibbo. Today, she coordinates #BringBackOurGirls ­— a campaign that has rippled through the world, drawing on collaborations with the likes of Obiageli Ezekwesili. She shares her thoughts on the campaign with TheCable.Starting the protestI felt the need to get my Nigerian brothers and sisters to rise [...]

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    Jonathan says al-Qaeda now in Nigera

Jonathan says al-Qaeda now in Nigera

President Goodluck Jonathan says the Boko Haram insurgency is "clearly" al-Qaeda operating in Nigeria.He was speaking at end of the African regional security summit in Paris, France, hosted by French President Francois Hollande."The Boko Haram that said no to Western education in 2002 is not the same Boko Haram operating today," he said at the press briefing.He said al-Qaeda is now [...]

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    THE JURY RULES: Jonathan must visit Borno

THE JURY RULES: Jonathan must visit Borno

Before the Jury of TheCable newspaper holden at Lagos this 16th Day of May, 2014 between Concerned Chibok Campaigners (plaintiffs) and President Goodluck Jonathan (defendant) THE CLAIMSTHAT you, Goodluck Ebelemi Azikiwe Jonathan (PhD), 56, Male, Christian, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on or before the 16th day of May, 2014, cancelled a planned [...]

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