Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    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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    Al-makura to meet Jonathan as Nasarawa boils again

Al-makura to meet Jonathan as Nasarawa boils again

The Nasarawa Police Command on Sunday confirmed that five persons died in the renewed communal crisis in the state.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Umar Ismaila,  disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia.He said the crisis broke out between the Eggon and Gwandara ethnic groups over a farm land at Igga in [...]

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    Jonathan: One of the saddest days ‘of my life’

Jonathan: One of the saddest days ‘of my life’

President Goodluck Jonathan has paid a condolence visit to Vice-President Namadi Sambo over the death of his brother, Capt Yusuf Sambo, describing the tragedy as "one of the saddest days of my life".The younger Sambo, an experienced pilot, died in a car accident on Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja, early Sunday when his car collided with a tree and burst into [...]

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    Nigeria’s biggest port coming to Badagry, says Jonathan

Nigeria’s biggest port coming to Badagry, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Badagry pledged that the Federal Government was planning to build the biggest seaport in Badagry, Lagos State.  Jonathan made the pledge at the 37th coronation anniversary of the Akran of Badagry, Aholu Menu-Toyi I, held at his palace in Badagry, Lagos State. The president, who was represented by the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, said [...]

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    Can Jonathan finally unite Nigerians?

Can Jonathan finally unite Nigerians?

For a number of reasons, yesterday’s expanded meeting of the National Security Council was about the most anticipated federal-level meeting this year.Exactly a week ago, governors affiliated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) were accused of snubbing President Goodluck Jonathan’s invitation to the meeting, reigniting concerns over a political space more embroiled in inter-party mudslinging than in national peace and [...]

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    Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa slated for May 7-9 in Abuja, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assured the global community of the safety of all participants.Jonathan made the assurance at the presidential villa on Thursday, April 24, 2014 while receiving letters of credence from Mr. Gu Xiaojie, China’s new Ambassador to Nigeria.According to the president, security challenges [...]

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    Jonathan applauds Buhari’s call for unity in fight against terrorism

Jonathan applauds Buhari’s call for unity in fight against terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s, the  former head of state for urging Nigerians to unite in the country's fight against terrorism.The commendation, which was contained in a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, expressed the president's gratitude to  Buhari.Abati conveyed to the public, Jonathan's belief that Buhari's stance is that of a [...]

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