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Nobody can force me out of PDP – Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has said nobody can stampede him out of the Peoples Democratic Party. The governor also said he did not have to tell President Goodluck Jonathan or anybody about his ambition before contesting any public office. Amaechi, who said he had yet to declare his ambition to contest the Vice-Presidency in […]

Tukur’s topsy-turvy peace mission

BY HENRY UMORU THE Bamanga Tukur-led National Working Committee, NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, last Monday, rolled out a list of 30 members under the name, ‘reconciliatory panel,’ with Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, the home state of President Goodluck Jonathan, as chairman. The idea of having a reconciliation committee to […]

Nigeria’s global GDP ranking now 36th – Jonathan

The Federal Government on Thursday said the nation had witnessed improvement in the global Gross Domestic Product ranking from number 44th in 2010 to 36th in 2012 and had recorded significant improvements in economic fundamentals as a result of the reform embarked upon by it. While calling on Nigerians in the Diaspora to bring their […]

FG wants soldiers to intensify fight against terrorism

The Federal Government has urged operatives of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies to intensify the fight and explore new strategies to tackle the menace of terrorism confronting the country. The Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, made the call while representing President Goodluck Jonathan at the burial of the 15 personnel of the […]

Religion not enough for child marriage – Ezekwesili, Okei-Odumakin

Former Education Minister, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, and the President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, were among eminent Nigerians and groups that on Thursday frowned on the Senate resolution supporting child marriage. Ezekwesili and Okei-Odumakin, who spoke at a seminar in Lagos, noted that religion could not be the only basis for the […]

Two arraigned for posing as EFCC officials

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned two suspects, Joseph Badmus and Akeju Bola, before Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi of the FCT High Court, Abuja on 30 counts of conspiracy, impersonation and forgery. The suspects were alleged to have been parading themselves as EFCC officials and defrauding unsuspecting victims of millions of naira under the […]

Police rescue eight-month-old baby sold by grandmother

Men of the Plateau State Police Command have rescued an eight-month old baby girl, who was allegedly sold by her grandmother in Jos, Plateau State. Our correspondent learnt that the baby was sold in Jos few weeks ago, but was rescued in Onitsha, Anambra on Wednesday. She was rescued by men of the ‘A’ Division […]

Court stops PDP special convention

An Abuja High Court on Thursday described the Peoples Democratic Party’s plan to hold its special convention on August 31 as “recklessness of a high degree.” It therefore stopped the convention pending the determination of a suit filed by three members of the party: Abba Yale, Yahaya Sule and Bashir Maigudu. The action by the […]

Her Excellency, Madam President

If there was any doubt that she is in charge of the country, it was dispelled last week with what could easily pass as a “presidential address” by Her Excellency, Dame (Dr.) Patience Faka Jonathan. I take issue with the way the First Lady of the Federal Republic has carried herself since a combination of […]

Tension ahead of 2015 disturbing —Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday vowed to use his influence as the President of the country and as the leader of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to end what he described as “political excesses” currently characterising the nation’s polity. He said his intervention had become necessary because politicians’ excesses were unnecessarily overheating the polity ahead […]

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