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    2015 presidential race, Boko Haram ‘ceasefire’, Keshi’s red card… top 10 events of last week

2015 presidential race, Boko Haram ‘ceasefire’, Keshi’s red card… top 10 events of last week

The public declaration of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential aspiration, swearing in of Ayodele Fayose as governor of Ekiti state, 'sack' of Stephen Keshi as coach of Super Eagles and announcement of ceasefire by Boko Haram were some of the prominent stories in the news last week. Here is an overview of the leading headlines. ATIKU VS BUHARI?Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari, top [...]

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    Jonathan: Ceasefire will bring lasting peace

Jonathan: Ceasefire will bring lasting peace

President Goodluck Jonathan believes that the truce reached with Boko Haram will lead to a lasting peace in the country.Though the attacks carried out by suspected members of the sect in two villages in Borno state on Friday and Saturday raised concerns over the ceasefire, Jonathan is optimistic that the country will outlive insurgency.Speaking during the inauguration of the 2014 Christian [...]

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    Abati: Buhari peddling falsehood on economy

Abati: Buhari peddling falsehood on economy

Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, has accused Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of state, of distorting the truth in his comments during his declaration of interest to seek APC’s nomination for the 2015 presidential election.Buhari had accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of polarising Nigeria and mismanaging the country’s resources.“The last 16 years of PDP Government has witnessed decline in all critical sectors of [...]

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    Jonathan sure Boko Haram would be ‘drastically curtailed’

Jonathan sure Boko Haram would be ‘drastically curtailed’

President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated his optimism that activities of Boko Haram and other border-related crimes will soon be curtailed.Speaking in Abuja, during a security summit with ministers of defence and foreign affairs of Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin Republic, Jonathan said collaboration with neighbouring countries would boost the security situation in the country.“I am quite pleased with the decisions [...]

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    ‘Don’t play politics with Ebola’

‘Don’t play politics with Ebola’

A group, Nigerians for Change, has called on the federal and state governments not to politicise the issue of the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), appealing that both should work in unison to confront the challenges facing the country.Expressing delight that Nigeria is now a reference point for a positive development, the group said it was meaningless to [...]

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    Jonathan flags off historic Azura power project

Jonathan flags off historic Azura power project

President Goodluck Jonathan has flagged off the $1 billion independent power project estimated in Azura, Edo state.It is the first fully financed private power plant in Nigeria.At the ceremony, the president commended the Edo state government and  Amaya Capital, a private organisation that collaborated with the government on the project, assuring them that the federal government would continue to work with the private [...]

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    Jonathan pledges support for Pinnick

Jonathan pledges support for Pinnick

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to support the new president of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick.Speaking during a meeting with NFF delegation at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, which was also attended by minister of sports, Tamuno Danagogo, Jonathan charged Pinnick and his new executive committee to work extra hard at driving football to new heights.“I congratulate you on [...]

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    Okupe: South Africa jumped issues on arms deal

Okupe: South Africa jumped issues on arms deal

Senior special assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has faulted the South African government for exposing two botched arms deals that led to the seizure of $15 million from Nigeria, maintaining that the deal should have been kept as a secret between both countries.Speaking on African Independent Television on Thursday, Okupe said such deals have become a norm across the [...]

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    Ex-Governor Peter Obi defects to PDP

Ex-Governor Peter Obi defects to PDP

Immediate-past governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Obi, who served two terms as governor on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), announced the decision during a visit of top members of the PDP in the southeast to his residence in Onitsha.Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo, a former chairman of PDP, told Obi [...]

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    Amaechi: Jonathan taking sides on Soku oil wells

Amaechi: Jonathan taking sides on Soku oil wells

Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, has urged Rivers people to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led federal government in next year’s election in order to secure their future.Amaechi accused President Goodluck Jonathan of bias in the disputed Soku oil wells, saying people of the state would never have access to “their oil wells” should PDP return to power in [...]

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    Jonathan ‘under pressure’ to run in 2015

Jonathan ‘under pressure’ to run in 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan says he is under pressure to seek another term in office but he will consider the interest of the country before taking a stance on the issue.In his Eid-el-Kabir message to the nation, the president noted that the announcement of the schedule for the 2015 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has opened the gate for campaigns. He [...]

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    Oldies Nkwocha, Mbachu, Dede headline Falcons AWC squad

Oldies Nkwocha, Mbachu, Dede headline Falcons AWC squad

Super Falcons coach Edwin Okon named Perpetua Nkwocha, Stella Mbachu and Precious Dede in the Nigeria squad for the 2014 African Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia.The veteran trio with a combined age of 108 will be joined by 11 players from local side Rivers Angels and six foreign-based players in the 21-woman squad.Four-time African Footballer of the year, Nkwocha , [...]

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    Oshoala thanks parents, mates for MON honour

Oshoala thanks parents, mates for MON honour

The Golden Shoe and Golden Ball winner at the recently-concluded U-20 Women’s World Cup player, Asisat Oshoala, of the Super Falconets has dedicated her national honour to her parents and teammates.Oshoala spoke after receiving her Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) award from President Goodluck Jonathan, saying she was overjoyed at being appreciated by the federal government.“It's my [...]

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    Honour at long last for designer of Nigerian flag

Honour at long last for designer of Nigerian flag

President Goodluck Jonathan has honoured Pa Taiwo Akinkumi, the designer of the Nigerian national flag.Akinkunmi’s design in 1960 was adjudged the best among more than 2000 entries for the prestigious national flag design competition, which held at Norwich Technical College in 1958.Although he received a reward of £100 for the feat, the 81-year-old has lived the last few decades in penury in Ibadan, [...]

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    President Jonathan MUST stop impunity in football

President Jonathan MUST stop impunity in football

By Olukayode Thomas The Saturday congress by a faction of the Nigeria Football federation (NFF) in Warri, Delta state, despite a court order, clearly shows the level of impunity and disregard for rule of law in Nigeria.There are set of lies that we have been told for ages that must be dispelled. One, football matter doesn’t go to regular courts; disputes [...]

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    Can Atiku also run in 2015?

Can Atiku also run in 2015?

As 2015 comes closer, the question on the lips of many educated Nigerians is whether or not, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is eligible to contest. This article will not seek to answer that question but will merely point out a few facts and highlight certain ideas.137. (1) A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if (b) [...]

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