Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    Buhari: Now is not the time for politics

Buhari: Now is not the time for politics

Former head of state, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, has asked Nigerians to put aside politics and ideological differences to confront terrorism in the light of the Chibok abductions.In a statement issued on Thursday, Buhari said: "Now is not the time to play politics. Now is also not the time to trade blames and amplify our ideological differences. The unity of [...]

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    Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan says he has given approval of about $1 billion for Nigeria to improve its security capability.He was speaking at the opening session of the World Economic Forum Africa holding in Abuja.He highlighted terrorism and kidnap-for-ransom as new and "strange" security challenges Nigeria is facing and said it would take a while for any country to contain these [...]

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    Abacha’s daughter links terror to government

Abacha’s daughter links terror to government

Gumsu, a daughter of late military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, has insinuated that any insurgency that lasts for more than a day has the backing of government.She tweeted from her handle, @G_sparking: "If insurgency lasts for more than 24 hrs, the government has a hand in it."She attributed the statement to "Late General Sani Abacha."Gumsu did not give [...]

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    Kenya awards 7 oil blocks to Nigerian businessmen

Kenya awards 7 oil blocks to Nigerian businessmen

Nigerian businessmen have been awarded seven oil blocs for exploration from the 46 newly discovered oil blocks in Kenya, Dr Kiprono Kittony, the Chairman of the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce has said.The chairman made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday at a meeting with prominent business men from both countries.The meeting was part of activities lined up for the state [...]

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    Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday took a common stand against terrorism which is affecting Nigeria and Kenya.They vowed that they will never be derailed.Both spoke at the Presidential Viila, Abuja, at a joint press conference after bilateral talks.Kenyatta is on a three-day visit to Nigeria.Jonathan said no matter the attacks by terrorists on Nigeria, Kenya and other [...]

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    10 things we learnt from presidential media chat

10 things we learnt from presidential media chat

The Presidential Media Chat of last night was bound to generate a lot of talk, and it did so. The early questions were on the insurgency as expected, but President Goodluck Jonathan spoke on a variety of issues. Here are the highlights.1. We still don't know where Chibok girls are. President Jonathan stated very clearly that all efforts to locate [...]

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    Chibok: Patience weeps, alleges sabotage

Chibok: Patience weeps, alleges sabotage

First Lady Patience Jonathan wept profusely on Sunday, alleging that the Borno State government was trying to frustrate efforts to rescue the kidnapped students.Over 200 female students were kidnapped at Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno State, by suspected Boko Haram militants on April 15 and are yet to be traced.Jonathan's wife also alleged that the Borno State governor's wife, Nana [...]

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    Jonathan: Why soldiers haven’t invaded Sambisa

Jonathan: Why soldiers haven’t invaded Sambisa

President Goodluck Jonathan says the Federal Government has adopted a cautious approach to rescuing the kidnapped female pupils of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, to avoid causing more trouble for the people.“...we were even advised — and I will not mention where it is coming from — that we should not even comb the Sambisa Forest, and try [...]

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    Jonathan: Nigeria to recruit more soldiers

Jonathan: Nigeria to recruit more soldiers

Nigeria will soon start recruitment of more soldiers to combat terrorism, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.Speaking at Sunday’s presidential media chat, Jonathan said the country’s latest terrorism challenge requires making certain fortifications that were not previously thought of.“In this country, for quite some time, we have not been equipping our Armed Forces that much, because we’ve never had challenges until [...]

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    No plans to increase fuel price ‘for now’

No plans to increase fuel price ‘for now’

The federal government has no plans to raise the pump price of petrol now, President Goodluck  Jonthan said on Sunday."I have no plans to change the pump price now," the president said on presidential media chat broadcast live on TV and radio."I will not change pump price through the backdoor," he said in answer to an observation that some marketers [...]

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    Jonathan orders: Chibok girls must be rescued

Jonathan orders: Chibok girls must be rescued

For the second time in two weeks, President Goodluck Jonathan has given security agencies the marching order to find and rescue the abducted secondary school girls.There are now no accurate figures of how many of them were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, but all estimates are in hundreds.Jonathan met with Borno Governor Kashim Shettima at [...]

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    20 bodies yet to be claimed

20 bodies yet to be claimed

The bodies of the 20 victims killed in the May Day Nyanya blast are yet to be claimed by their relatives.As a result, the morgues of Abuja hospitals have been overstretched, according to the Minister of FCT, Bala Mohammed.He appealed to the relatives to come forward and claim the corpses.Mohammed made the appeal on Saturday after visiting four FCT General [...]

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    Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan held a high-level security meeting in Aso Rock focussing on the latest blast at Nyanya and the kidnapped secondary school girls in Chibok.He also named a Presidential Committee on the Rescue of the Abducted Female Students at Government Secondary School, Chibok.The meeting had ended with a decision to set up a fact-finding committee comprising security agencies, civil [...]

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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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    Sowore on SaharaReporters, running marathons and helping Jonathan to power

Sowore on SaharaReporters, running marathons and helping Jonathan to power

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters, has never been the darling of the Nigerian political elite because of the hard-hitting stories on his popular website. He talks to TheCable on his political battles and some things you won't find on his CV. You are one of the pioneers of online journalism in Nigeria, although you maintain that you are not a [...]

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    Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Yobe and Adamawa State governors have come down hard on Edwin Clark, elder statesman and politician, for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a total state of emergency in the three north-east states presently under the insurgency.Referring to the call as unconstitutional, the governors through their spokesperson issued a statement claiming such comment were veil attempt at sabotaging Nigeria’s democracy.“Their [...]

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