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Jonathan, Mark, Fashola Mourn Essien-Igbokwe

President Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Senate, Senator David Mark have expressed grief over the death of ace musician and talented actress Mrs. Christy Essien-Igbokwe otherwise called ‘Lady of Songs’. According to a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Jonathan prayed God to grant the deceased […]

Adoke Seeks EFCC, ICPC Merger

The former attorney-general of the federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, SAN, yesterday called for the merger of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Miscillaneous Offences Commission (ICPC), as the Senate again confirmed seven ministerial nominees as ministers.  That brings to 14 the total number of nominees so far […]

Ministerial Nominees: At Last, Jonathan Accepts Okonjo–Iweala’s Demands

At last, the former Minister of Finance and currently the Managing Director of the World Bank, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, president Goodluck Jonathan has sealed an agreement that has paved the way for her to return to the cabinet to turn the country’s ailing economy around. Barring any last minute delay, Okonjo Iweala’s name with four […]

Jonathan swears in batch ‘A’ ministers today

SET to recover about one month already lost since his swearing-in, President Goodluck Jonathan will today swear-in the first batch of ministers confirmed by the Senate of the Federal Republic on Wednesday and Thursday. The ceremony which holds at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, is schedule for 11a.m.; and it is expected to […]

2 Boko Haram suspects granted bail

A Chief Magistrate Court  in Bauchi State yesterday granted bail to two suspects who were charged for treason following their alleged  involvement with the activities of the fundamentalist Muslim sect, Boko Haram. Sa’adatu Nasiru Abubakar was charged with treason, inciting disturbance, joining unlawful assembly, mischief, causing grievous hurt, and  for forcefully removing an armed robbery […]

Niboro’s office not vacant – Presidency

ABUJA — Following speculations that Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Media , Ima Niboro has lost his job,  the  Presidency yesterday sharply distanced itself from reports (not Vanguard) that President Goodluck Jonathan has settled for the appointment of Mr Reuben Abati as his new spokesman, saying that “Mr Niboro’s office is not vacant”. One […]

Chime swears in 25 commissioners, 12 advisers

GOVERNOR Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, yesterday, swore in 25 Commissioners and 12 Special Advisers to serve in his new administration with a  warning to them to avoid corruption and laxity or face an early exit from the cabinet. Addressing the officials shortly after they were sworn in, the Governor said that even though much […]

I will deal with Boko Haram, Jonathan vows

KADUNA — President Jonathan Goodluck , Friday,  said his government would use all legitimate means at its disposal to deal with the menace of increasing terrorism occasioned by bombings and killings carried by the Boko Haram militant  Islamic sect. “Enough is enough”, the President warned in his speech read on his behalf by the Vice […]

Time Up For Boko Haram, Says Jonathan

THE Federal Government yesterday sent a strong warning to the Boko Haram sect, which has claimed responsibility for the spate of bomb blasts and killings in some northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). President Goodluck Jonathan, who described the activities of the group as no longer acceptable, said the patience of the Federal […]

Nigerian stowaway had at least 10 boarding passes, none in his name, officials say

A  Nigerian stowaway who flew from New York to Los Angeles with an expired boarding pass in someone else’s name was carrying at least 10 different boarding passes, according to the FBI agent who took him into custody. Not one of the boarding passes was in the name of Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, who acknowledged sneaking […]

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