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Abati: The Jonathan Presidency (11) – Conclusion

THE ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held its convention and presidential party primaries on Thursday January 13 at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The three candidates at the primaries were incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice president Abubakar Atiku, and Mrs Sarah Jibril. In the run up to this, there had been much mudslinging and exchange […]

Buhari Considers Bakare as Running Mate

As a back-up plan to the current alliance talks between the opposition parties, the presidential flagbearer of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, is seriously considering picking Pastor Tunde Bakare as his running mate in the April elections. The is even as the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) continues with its talks […]

Voters’ Registration: Unemployed youth sell queue spaces for N100

  Unemployed youths in Damaturu, Yobe State, have found a new business: selling queue spaces to prospective registrants in the ongoing voter registration. Each space, according to one of the youths, who gave his name as Habu Shuaibu, sells for between N100 and N200. Shuaibu, who described the ‘business’ as ‘lucrative’ said he makes between […]

Wikileak Cables: ‘Aides hid Yar’Adua’s illness with stuffed clothes, makeup’

 Controversial whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, has claimed that aides of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua stuffed his clothes to hide his weight loss during the peak of illness. WikiLeaks, in some United States diplomatic cables it released on Saturday night, also disclosed that makeup was used to cover the signs and symptoms of illness on his […]

S-East govs resolve to back Jonathan for April election

THE five South East governors rose from a meeting in Awka yesterday and resolved to give unflinching support to President Goodluck Jonathan in his presidential bid. Mr. Peter Obi of Anambra State who is the chairman of the South East Governor’s Forum, Chief Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chief Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State, Mr. […]

Voters’ registration: INEC to ask for more funds

TO extend the ongoing voters’ registration and ensure that would-be voters were not disenfranchised, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, may approach President Goodluck Jonathan this week for more funds. This came as some opposition political parties, weekend, opposed Jega’s decision to stop releasing grants to the parties and asked the commission […]

UN lauds Nigeria’s handling of Iran’s arms shipment saga

The United Nations, UN, has commended Nigeria for its mature handling of the Iran’s arm shipment furore, at the end of an inspection tour of the impounded weapons. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia, told newsmen, weekend, in Abuja that the team had said  at the end of its nine-day inspection that “Nigeria acted in […]

Uche Okafor: FG awaits FBI report

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia (SAN) said at the weekend that the Federal Government would not take any action on the death of  former Super Eagles’ defender, Uche Okafor until the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) submits its report. While responding to questions from newsmen, Ajumogobia said the Federal Government for now cannot do […]

Classless Atiku – We’ll ruin PDP –Atiku’s man on why they won’t leave party

•Atiku Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section The chairman of Katsina State PDP Concerned Elders’ Forum, Aliyu Sani, says the decision of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar not to challenge the outcome of the party’s convention reflects the ugly reality of the situation in the party. He lamented that the usurpers in […]

Nigerians & The Burden of Poverty

CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi says about 70 per cent of Nigerians are currently living below poverty line, Current figures from the National Population Commission (NPC), put Nigeria’s population at about 150 million, and 70 per cent of this figure is 105 million. Michael Oche writes on this negative trend. The governor of Central Bank […]

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