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    2015 election: PDP governors endorse Jonathan

2015 election: PDP governors endorse Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum on Wednesday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as sole candidate of the party ahead of its presidential primaries for 2015 general elections.This was part of decisions reached at the forum’s meeting in Abuja ahead of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting slated for Thursday.Chairman of the forum and governor of Akwa Ibom, Chief [...]

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    Sheriff ‘not on Jonathan’s entourage to Chad’

Sheriff ‘not on Jonathan’s entourage to Chad’

President Goodluck Jonathan has denied that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who has been alleged to be a major financier of Boko Haram, accompanied him to a recent anti-terrorism summit in Chad.A cross-section of Nigerians had reacted angrily to some pictures tweeted by presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, showing Sherrif, Jonathan and President Idriss Debby of Chad, seated together.Also, the All [...]

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    Jonathan orders end to #BringBackJonathan2015

Jonathan orders end to #BringBackJonathan2015

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the "immediate removal" of the #BringBackJonathan 2015 signs and banners around the federal capital territory.The publicity materials had generated widespread outrage, with many perceiving it as a mockery of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign to secure the release of the Chibok school girls still in the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents.On Tuesday, special adviser to the president on [...]

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    Jonathan sets up committee to implement confab report

Jonathan sets up committee to implement confab report

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday set up a committee to study and arrive at an implementation strategy for the reports of the Justice Idris Kutuigi-led national conference.In a statement issued by Osie Johnson, an assistant director in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, the committee comprising mainly members of Jonathan’s cabinet, was mandated to commence [...]

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    Clark: Amaechi and Jonathan will soon reconcile

Clark: Amaechi and Jonathan will soon reconcile

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, believes that the dispute between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state would soon be resolved.Despite belonging to the same south-south zone and (previously) the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amaechi and Jonathan ensured a torrid relationship, and the governor defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Clark is of the opinion that Amaechi is to blame, but he [...]

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    LG chair alleges torture over Jonathan’s billboard

LG chair alleges torture over Jonathan’s billboard

Chairman of Omuma local government caretaker committee, Rivers state, Honourable Emeka Wogu, has threatened legal action against the Rivers state police command for alleged arresting and unlawfully detaining him over destruction of the billboards of President Goodluck Jonathan.Wogu condemned his arrest, saying he was only subjected to the shabby treatment because of his loyalty to Governor Rotimi Amaechi.He said his reputation [...]

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    2015: Why APGA endorsed Jonathan, by Umeh

2015: Why APGA endorsed Jonathan, by Umeh

The national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, said President Goodluck Jonathan was endorsed for a second term by his party because of his "humility and calmness".The party on Saturday declared support for Jonathan, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who is yet to formally announce his decision to seek re-selectionAt a rally [...]

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    Clark opposes waiver for Ribadu

Clark opposes waiver for Ribadu

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, has opposed the granting of an automatic waiver to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to contest the October 11 governorship election in Adamawa state as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, Clark said Ribadu does not deserve such privilege.He urged the leadership of the party not to grant the request because [...]

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    2015: Eurasia forecasts win for Jonathan

2015: Eurasia forecasts win for Jonathan

World's largest political risk advisory, Eurasia Group, has released its forecast for next year's presidential election in Nigeria, predicting that President Goodluck Jonathan would be re-elected.It warned that a "desperate" Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), "facing the potential loss of its power (which dates back to 1999), would exacerbate profligacy, policy politicization, oil theft, and regional/sectarian tensions".Eurasia gave PDP a 75% [...]

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    Jonathan praises Falconets for World Cup feat

Jonathan praises Falconets for World Cup feat

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the Super Falconets for winning the silver medal at the just concluded FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada.A statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted the president as congratulating the team and saying they could become a great force in women's soccer.“The president applauds the Falconets who outplayed the [...]

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    Obasanjo resumes hostilities with Jonathan

Obasanjo resumes hostilities with Jonathan

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerian economy is as bad as it was under former military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, who ruled the country from 1993 to 1998.Obasanjo, whose letter to President Goodluck Jonathan last year blew open their cold war, was speaking with market women who asked him to give them direction on who to vote for in [...]

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    GEJ wants ‘ultimate victory’ for Falconets over Germany

GEJ wants ‘ultimate victory’ for Falconets over Germany

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday urged members of the national under-20 women’s football team, the Falconets, to go all out for victory against their German counterparts in Sunday’s final of the 2014 FIFA under-20 women’s World Cup in Canada.Jonathan, who is currently on a private visit to Germany, called the Falconets at their base in Montreal at about 1515 Hours [...]

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    Uquo JV: Nigerians rising to the energy challenge

Uquo JV: Nigerians rising to the energy challenge

With a population of 174 million and an ever-increasing economic index, Nigeria is – without any shred of doubt – the economic capital of the African continent.This status has also been affirmed by the recent rebasing of the Nigerian economy, which saw it become the largest in Africa, overtaking South Africa. Prior to that, Goldman Sachs predicted that the Nigerian [...]

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    4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

Twenty-five years after Samuel Okwaraji’s demise while playing for Nigeria at the National Stadium in Lagos, his community is asking the government to immortalise him by building a sports centre in his name.The traditional ruler of Owerre-Umudioka in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Edmund Chukwuemeka Nwosu the Okadike 1, told TheCable during a courtesy call on him.“When [...]

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    Lagos to ‘show the world’ how to tame Ebola

Lagos to ‘show the world’ how to tame Ebola

Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, believes his government is effectively in control of the highly contagious Ebola virus introduced to Nigeria on July 20 by Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer.Addressing residents of the state on Sunday, he said that although Lagos is the first urban centre to record the case of Ebola, it will overcome the virus.Fashola admitted that that Ebola poses a big threat, but he [...]

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    Jonathan appoints new head of service

Jonathan appoints new head of service

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Mr. Danladi Irmiya Kifasi as the new head of service of the federation.Until his appointment, Kifasi was a permanent secretary in the ministry of petroleum resources.He succeeds Mallam Bukar Goni, who retired after occupying the office for over a year.Goni took over the office in a similar manner on March 25, 2013, as his predecessor, [...]

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