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    What Atiku can learn from President Jonathan in defeat

What Atiku can learn from President Jonathan in defeat

I do not know much about sports, but I know what good sportsmanship is. Diego Maradona, the Argentine football shaman, was a great player, but he is not celebrated as much as Pele of Brazil.  One fatal flaw detracts from Maradona’s genius – hubris.Maradona is known to be a sore loser. He curses, barks and brawls in defeat. As a [...]

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    President Jonathan tells me why he doesn’t comment on national issues

President Jonathan tells me why he doesn’t comment on national issues

It is 9:10am, and former President Goodluck Jonathan arrives at the mouth of the aircraft at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. His hat gives him away too soon as he saunters into the waiting metal bird. I cast a piercing glimpse at him, and said to myself, ‘’that was once the most powerful man in Africa, and perhaps, the most misunderstood’’.We then [...]

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    El-Rufai: Jonathan gave N2bn ecological fund to each PDP state but ACN states got nothing

El-Rufai: Jonathan gave N2bn ecological fund to each PDP state but ACN states got nothing

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, has alleged that the administration of Goodluck Jonathan gave N2bn ecological fund to each state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but did not extend the largesse to states under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2013.The ACN, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) merged to become the [...]

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    Jonathan sends national conference report to senate

Jonathan sends national conference report to senate

President Goodluck Jonathan has transmitted the report of the national conference to the senate for legislative treatment.The report, which was tendered to the president in August 2014 after three months of “jaw-jawing” by a collection of Nigerians, is a melting pot of issues regarding the country.On Wednesday, David Mark, the senate president, read a letter from the president at the [...]

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    APC: GEJ not interested in ending fuel scarcity

APC: GEJ not interested in ending fuel scarcity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is not interested in ending the scarcity of petroleum products that has hit the country since the end of April.It also accused the outgoing administration of handing over a nation in deep crisis, while continuing to contrive more crises without making any effort to solve any of them.However, in a statement [...]

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    APC: Only the guilty need to be afraid of Buhari

APC: Only the guilty need to be afraid of Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari will not persecute anyone, contrary to statements credited to President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday.Jonathan had urged his ministers and aides to prepare for hard times, as he expects them to be persecuted, but APC has said that only the guilty need to be afraid.But Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary of APC, issued a statement [...]

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    PDP ‘overcomes’ trauma of first-ever defeat

PDP ‘overcomes’ trauma of first-ever defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has overcome the "post-election trauma" of its first-ever defeat in a presidential election, which is responsible for the infighting among its principal officers and institutions.PDP also commended its leader, President Goodluck Jonathan, for his "timely intervention" in ending the bickering, declaring that it has now overcome the shock of the defeat.On Wednesday, Olisa Metuh, national publicity [...]

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    PDP admits pressure on party leaders to resign

PDP admits pressure on party leaders to resign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has admitted that some forces in the party are bent on forcing members of its National Working Committee (NWC) to resign.It fingered "some aides and associates of President Goodluck Jonathan who are trying to use their closeness to him to cause crisis" and pave way for more defections to other parties.The statement, signed by Olisa Metuh, the party’s [...]

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    Jonathan upset with Buhari’s committee

Jonathan upset with Buhari’s committee

President Goodluck Jonathan has faulted some of the terms of reference of the transition committee set up by Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect.Abubakar Sulaiman, national planning minister, expressed the president’s displeasure while speaking with journalists after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa on Wednesday.However, he was reluctant to disclose which term of reference the Jonathan government was [...]

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Buhari inaugurates 19-member transition committee

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a 19-man transition committee. The committee is charged with the responsibility of  working with a similar committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure a smooth change of government on May 29.It is also saddled with "reviewing and making preliminary assessment of the balance sheet of government with particular emphasis on the status of [...]

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Senate confirms Sanusi as justice of the Supreme Court

The senate on Wednesday confirmed Amiru Sanusi as a justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.In a letter read by David Mark, senate president, on the floor of the senate on March 12, President Goodluck Jonathan had asked the upper chamber to approve the appointment of Sanusi."In conformity with section 231 (2) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic [...]

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    I have no regrets for anything I have said, says Okupe

I have no regrets for anything I have said, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says he has no regrets for the statements he made in the past, admitting that he said “a lot of things” to promote his boss.Okupe also decried the verbal attacks on Jonathan and his aides, saying they had become frequent since the president lost the March 28 presidential election.“These [...]

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Mark: Card reader technology should now be embraced

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    Danjuma: Ojukwu would have avoided civil war bloodshed if he emulated Jonathan

Danjuma: Ojukwu would have avoided civil war bloodshed if he emulated Jonathan

Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence and chairman of Victim Support Fund, has blamed the late Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, leader of the defunct Biafra, for the bloodshed of the 1967-1970 civil war, which resulted in the death of nearly a million Nigerians from the southeast.Speaking after a closed-door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan who paid him a visit at his residence [...]

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PDP: APC terrorising Ifeanyi Uba for supporting Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of terrorising Ifeanyi Uba, chairman of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), for his support for President Goodluck Jonathan and other PDP candidates. The ruling party also alleged that the main opposition party had vowed to deal with its supporters when it comes to power. “Already, the APC has started [...]

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    Troops planning to rig for PDP in SW, says Buhari

Troops planning to rig for PDP in SW, says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the federal government is planning to use soldiers who will be dressed in Department of State Services (DSS) uniforms to rig Saturday's election in the south-west in favour of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP).He also told President Goodluck Jonathan to call “his errant security agencies” to order in the spirit [...]

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