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Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    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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    UPDATED: Jonathan ‘didn’t plan to visit Chibok’

UPDATED: Jonathan ‘didn’t plan to visit Chibok’

Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati has denied that President Goodluck Jonathan cancelled his trip to Chibok, Borno State.Abati, through his twitter handle @abati1990, said: "Every trip by the President is usually pre-announced. The Presidency did not at any time announce a trip to Chibok today. Ignore rumours. The statement issued by my office yesterday (Thursday) indicated very clearly that the President [...]

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    Army to court-martial ‘Maiduguri mutineers’

Army to court-martial ‘Maiduguri mutineers’

Court-martial proceedings will start this weekend against soldiers who on Wednesday fired at the vehicle of their commander in Maiduguri, Borno State, TheCable has been informed.Preliminary investigation has started mainly to identify the soldiers involved, the extent of their involvement and the next line of action.They will most likely be dismissed and jailed - although those with little involvement may [...]

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    State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

There could be six more months of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States following a request to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan.His request letter was read in senate Tuesday morning.It will have to be approved by the national assembly in line with the constitutional provision.The state of emergency was first introduced in May 2013 and [...]

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    FG rejects ‘exchange deal’ with Boko Haram

FG rejects ‘exchange deal’ with Boko Haram

Nigeria will reject the precondition given by Boko Haram for the release of the 276 girls in their captivity, Interior Minister Abba Moro has hinted.Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau had said his detained "brethren" should be freed by the federal government in exchange for the freedom of the girls whose plight has drawn global attention.Moro was asked by the AFP [...]

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    Akande running down Nigeria, says Presidency

Akande running down Nigeria, says Presidency

Presidency has accused the interim national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, of running down Nigeria and creating problems for the country.Akande, at a press conference on Sunday, had blamed President Goodluck Jonathan for not doing enough to rescue the girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram.He‎ also said Nigeria was on "auto pilot".Presidential spokesman [...]

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    France to hold counter-terrorism summit with Nigeria, others

France to hold counter-terrorism summit with Nigeria, others

As part of plans to effectively tackle the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, President Francois Hollande of France has offered to host an African security summit that would focus on the Boko Haram militants.Hollande made the offer through a telephone conversation with his Nigerian counterpart."I suggested, with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, a meeting of Nigeria's neighbouring countries," he told BBC during [...]

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