Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    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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    Jonathan congratulates Aregbesola

Jonathan congratulates Aregbesola

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, on his victory in Saturday's governorship election in the state.The president also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and national security agencies for ensuring that the election was free, fair, credible and peaceful in keeping with the avowed commitment of his administration.He applauded the people of Osun [...]

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    Jonathan: 2015 polls will surprise the world

Jonathan: 2015 polls will surprise the world

Next year's general election will be free, fair, transparent, credible and peaceful "to the surprise of the rest of the world", President Goodluck Jonathan has said.There have been fears locally and internationally about an impending implosion in the country during the polls in which the president is widely expected to seek re-election.But at the breaking of Ramadan fast ‎ on [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan calls Buhari over blast

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan calls Buhari over blast

President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken with Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on the phone over the bomb attack that nearly claimed the life of the leading opposition figure, TheCable understands.This telephone conversation came a day after Jonathan's camp and Buhari had exchanged hot words over the impeachment proceedings against some opposition governors.In the couple of bombings in Kaduna on Wednesday which claimed [...]

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    Ramadan brings Jonathan, Sanusi to the table

Ramadan brings Jonathan, Sanusi to the table

President Goodluck Jonathan and the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, have buried the hatchet ─ even if for only one evening.On Wednesday evening, Sanusi ─ who was suspended by Jonathan as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over his controversial letter ─ honoured a presidential invitation for the traditional breaking of fast during Ramadan.Other northern traditional [...]

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    Jonathan promises to rebuild Chibok

Jonathan promises to rebuild Chibok

President Goodluck Jonathan held a closed-door meeting with the schoolgirls that escaped from Boko Haram and some parents of those still in captivity.There had been controversy over the meeting, with the original one cancelled last week amid claims that the Chibok community objected to the manner of invitation.At the meeting on Tuesday, he reiterated his promise to rescue the over [...]

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    Presidency reminds Buhari of Dikko kidnap saga

Presidency reminds Buhari of Dikko kidnap saga

The war of words between opposition and presidency has continued, with presidential spokesman Reuben Abati issuing a strong-worded response to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari's allegations that President Goodluck Jonathan was perpetrating illegalities.Defending the president's use of state power, Abati said: "President Jonathan has never at any time ordered that any Nigerian should be kidnapped or that anyone should be crated and [...]

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    The miraculous deliverance of Oga Jona

The miraculous deliverance of Oga Jona

As soon as he opened his eyes, he felt it. A strange peace, a calm clarity. He stretched.  Even his limbs were stronger and surer. He looked at his phone. Thirty-seven new text messages – and all while he was asleep. With one click, he deleted them. The empty screen buoyed him. Then he got up to bathe, determined to [...]

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    4 fatal mistakes that led to Murtala Nyako’s fall

4 fatal mistakes that led to Murtala Nyako’s fall

There is a general belief that President Goodluck Jonathan is responsible for the downfall of Vice Admiral Murtala Hammanyero Nyako, but the former governor of Adamawa State did not make things easy for himself with the way he conducted his local politics. He consistently played poor politics. TheCable lists the major mistakes of the man called Baba Mai Mangoro1. His son's [...]

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    PDP reps endorse Jonathan for second term

PDP reps endorse Jonathan for second term

Members of the house of representatives elected on the platform of PDP have endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for second term, Hon. Mulikat Adeola-Akande said on Monday night.She told the media after a meeting between the president, some governors and reps that the PDP caucus in the house had also passed a vote of confidence on Jonathan.Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was [...]

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    Jonathan to meet only 5 Chibok schoolgirls

Jonathan to meet only 5 Chibok schoolgirls

Only five of the 57 schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity will meet with President Goodluck Jonathan at Aso Rock on Tuesday.Arrangements have also been concluded for the president to meet 12 of the parents of the schoolgirls, TheCable understands.The limited number of those to meet the president owes to "logistics", according to a presidency source.The meeting, which will [...]

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    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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