Thursday, April 17, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan fumes over North-West governors’ reluctance to sponsor Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem

April 1, 2014

President Jonathan pushes for state sponsorship of Muslim, Christian pilgrimages in spite of contrary recommendation by a presidential committee he empanelled.…... read more

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Despite Boko Haram challenge at home, Nigeria deploys 700 soldiers to Liberia on peace mission

and March 20, 2014

The soldiers will depart for Liberia on Friday.…... read more

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Anti-Gay Law: Islamic group warns U.S., E.U others to leave Nigeria alone

January 16, 2014

Prof Is-haq Akintola, MURIC director An influential Islamic organisation in Nigeria, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to call the... read more

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UPDATE: Six anti-Amaechi Rivers lawmakers denied entry into Assembly building

December 13, 2013

Chaos as Rivers lawmakers engaged in free-for-all recently UPDATE 2 The six Rivers state lawmakers seeking to impeach the state’s governor, Rotimi Amaechi, are trying... read more

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Opeyemi Bamidele dumps APC, joins Labour Party

December 1, 2013

Opeyemi Bamidele The political face-off between a member of the House of Representatives from Ekiti state, Opeyemi Bamidele, and the state Governor, Kayode Fayemi, came... read more

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ASUU ends NEC meeting, keeps mum on outcome till meeting with Jonathan

and November 24, 2013

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) rose from a two-day National Executive Council Meeting (NEC) on Saturday in Kano with a resolve to keep mum... read more

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Akwa Ibom governor, Akpabio, supervises beating of opposition lawmaker

November 14, 2013

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom The Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly has descended into a serious crisis after the state governor, Godswill Akpabio,... read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Stella Oduah in fresh trouble; N255m armoured cars missing in NSA’s security list

October 27, 2013

Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah Suspicion that Aviation Minister Stella Oduah might not have actually procured the controversial N255million armoured cars is gaining traction in... read more

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Several die in stampede as Kwara PDP members scramble for Saraki’s sallah gifts

October 17, 2013

Senator Bukola Saraki A yet unknown  number of members of the Kwara state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, died on Wednesday night as... read more

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President Jonathan to lead 30,000 Nigerian Christian pilgrims to Israel

October 14, 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan will lead 30,000 Nigerian Christians on this year’s pilgrimage to Israel, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. It is... read more

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Pro-Jonathan rally turns violent in Kaduna, several injured

October 5, 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan A pro-Jonathan political rally, disguised as a Unity and Peace rally, has ended abruptly on a tragic note in Kaduna, with an... read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Turai Yar’adua’s “greed” cause of Abuja land dispute with Patience Jonathan

September 24, 2013

First Lady, Patience Jonathan A protracted land dispute between first lady, Patience Jonathan, and her predecessor, Turai Yar’adua, would have been unnecessary if Mrs. Yar’adua... read more

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BREAKING: Court strikes out Fashola’s suit seeking to stop Jang as Governors’ Forum chair

September 19, 2013

An FCT High Court on Thursday struck out a suit by Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola, challenging the purported election of Plateau state Governor, Jonah... read more

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How Baraje-led PDP faction tricked Jonathan, Tukur with ‘fake wedding’ claim

September 11, 2013

Leaders of the new faction at a press conference at the Shehu Yar’adua centre Former governor of Osun state and secretary of the new faction... read more

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Akwa Ibom crisis: Akpabio, Umana in secret meeting

July 31, 2013

Governor Godswill Akpabio The government secretary’s office was still sealed by security operatives as at Tuesday evening.…... read more

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Electrician recovers Gov. Akpabio’s missing dollars; gets N1m reward

July 21, 2013

Godswill Akpabio confessed to rigging the 2007 senatorial primary elections in his state but will be a major player in the convention. The missing dollars... read more

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KIND Slams Judgement granting Al Mustapha Freedom

July 14, 2013

Kudirat Abiola The Court of Appeal in Lagos got a sharp rap Saturday for overturning the Murder judgement on Major Hamza Al Mustapha, Chief Security Officer... read more

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We are under siege in Port Harcourt, Govt House being teargassed — Rivers Govt

July 10, 2013

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi The Rivers State Government has accused the Rivers State Police Command of directly firing teargas into the Government House in... read more

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Why Aso Rock Bodyguard Blocked Amaechi From President Jonathan — Presidency

June 28, 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers was blocked by presidential bodyguards from exchanging pleasantries with President Goodluck Jonathan at a dinner hosted by... read more

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Govt rushes food to suffering Nigerian troop in Mali as Army General threatens to arrest PREMIUM TIMES reporter

June 19, 2013

The Federal government has today hurried food to Nigerian troop in Mali twenty-four hours after this newspaper reported that the 873-man contingent were being poorly... read more

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NGF Crisis: Amaechi warns Jang against impersonating him

June 17, 2013

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has warned his Plateau State counterpart, Jonah Jang, to stop impersonating him as chairman of... read more

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Homosexuals protest arrest, prosecution of two suspected gay men in Anambra

June 13, 2013

Gays and their collaborators risk 14 years in jail in Nigeria There was drama Wednesday at the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogbaru Council Area of... read more

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Governor Wamakko, Speaker Tambuwal blast PDP Chair, Tukur; say “We can’t be intimidated”

and June 13, 2013

Governor Aliyu Wamakko and Speaker Aliyu Tambuwal in a motorcade shortly after the governor returned from the Netherlands Suspended Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto has... read more

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NGF Crisis: We Jang supporters almost smashed ballot box, says Gov. Mimiko

June 9, 2013

Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, said the anti-Rotimi Amaechi camp of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum almost smashed the ballox box... read more

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Wanted: U.S places $7million bounty on Boko Haram leader, Shekau

June 4, 2013

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader The United States has officially declared the leader of the extremist Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, wanted and placed a... read more

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