Saturday, August 3, 2019

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Jonathan to host victorious Flying Eagles

Jonathan to host victorious Flying Eagles

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday congratulated the Flying Eagles of Nigeria on their victory at the CAF 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal and promised to host them on their return to the country.The Manu Garba-tutored side defeated the host Senegal 1-0 to win their 7th AYC at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium on Sunday.And in show of appreciation, the [...]

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    Oba of Benin’s children ‘declare support for Jonathan’

Oba of Benin’s children ‘declare support for Jonathan’

The children of the Oba of Benin, Omo N,oba N'edo Uku Akpolopolo, have declared support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan.According to Ayo Adewuyi, media assistant to Patience Jonathan, the Oba's children – Ekpen, Ada and Esama – declared their support for the ruling party at the Edo state women rally organised by the first [...]

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    NIS tragedy compensation political, says APC

NIS tragedy compensation political, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of taking political advantage of calamities that have befallen the country, saying giving N5 million to each family that lost a relative in the Nigeria immigration recruitment exercise of March 2014 is not only belated but aimed at currying votes.In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its national [...]

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    APC: GEJ must beg Nigerians over Morocco embarrassment

APC: GEJ must beg Nigerians over Morocco embarrassment

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to apologise to Nigerians for the embarrassment the diplomatic row with Morocco has caused the country.The diplomatic spat between Nigeria and Morocco was tipped off by differences over a supposed telephone conversation between President Jonathan and Mohammed VI, king of Morocco.While Morocco is insisting that no telephone conversation took place between [...]

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    APC: GEJ must say if Nigeria is a liar as claimed by Morocco

APC: GEJ must say if Nigeria is a liar as claimed by Morocco

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to come clean on the cause of the diplomatic row between Nigeria and Morocco, which has forced the north African nation to recall its ambassador to Nigeria.In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary, the party stated that Jonathan must, in particular, clarify [...]

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    Stock Market loses N162bn, as All Share Index drops

Stock Market loses N162bn, as All Share Index drops

Figures from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) show a N162 billion drop in the market capitalisation at the end of trading on Wednesday.This is as the exchange prepares to host President Goodluck Jonathan to commission the X-Gen trading platform and partake in the Closing Gong Ceremony on Thursday​.With the loss, the market capitalisation closed at N10.3 billion from N10.46 billion, [...]

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August 01, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
PH361475412
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