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B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G! Petroleum minister, Alison’s sister kidnapped by gunmen

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke

Port Harcourt – The sister of Nigeria’s powerful petroleum minister has been kidnapped in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said Friday, in the latest abduction targeting a prominent political family. Osio Agama, whose sister Diezani Alison-Madueke leads Africa’s largest oil industry, was seized at gunpoint as she approached her car on Tuesday night, […]

Why the First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan resigned as Bayelsa Permanent Secretary

Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has resigned her appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service. The 57-year-old Patience was said to have left the service voluntarily. She was one of the appointed 17 permanent secretaries in the state civil service in July 2012. The appointment had caused outrage in the state […]

Dokubo-Asari and $9.3m arms deal: APC writes an open letter to Jonathan

LAI AND ASARI

The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday wrote a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan alleging threats to its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, by the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari. In the letter which was signed by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, the APC said Dokubo-Asari’s threat was contained […]

Rivers PDP tears apart! As Wike sponsors attack on members in Abuja…O-P-A-R-I!!

Nyesom Wike

A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State and former Chief Security Adviser to former Governor Peter Odili, Anabs Sara-Igbe, has alleged that erstwhile Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, sponsored the recent attack on him and others by members of the Grassroots Development Initiatives during a reconciliatory meeting in Abuja. […]

My impression about Buhari – Amaechi opens up

Buhari, Amaechi

PORT HARCOURT—ALL Progressives Congress, APC, presidential hopeful, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), yesterday stormed Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital, urging the people of Rivers State and the South-South region, to vote for him in the February 14, 2015 presidential election, should he be picked by his party. The former Head of state said he was […]

Amaechi Vs. Wike: The two in fresh battle

Amaechi-and-Wike

THE disagreement between the Minister of State for the Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, and the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, took a fresh turn on Sunday when he (Wike) declared that Amaechi’s government had failed. Wike, who made this declaration on Sunday at his residence in Port Harcourt while receiving elders, women and youths […]

Jonathan’s 6yrs administration have been most disastrous to Nigeria – Rivers APC

President Goodluck Jonathan

PORT HARCOURT— LOYALISTS of Rivers State chapter of All of Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday described the last six years of President Goodluck Jonathan as the most disastrous in the country’s history Speaking through Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, APC loyalists said: “We should have been celebrating in recognition of Nigeria’s 54 years of nationhood but what […]

Asiri tu ooo!!! Asari-Dokubo involved in $9.3m arms scandal

Jonathan 2015: Asari-Dokubo Dares Boko Haram leader

The All Progressives Congress says ex-militant, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, was involved in the $9.3m arms deal which led to the arrest of two Nigerians and an Israeli in South Africa. The party, therefore, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to explain to Nigerians what Dokubo-Asari was doing on the plane where the money was found and confiscated […]

2015: The ONLY way to your future is… Amaechi reveals way out

Rotimi-Amaechi

THE Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has called on the people of the state to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government in the 2015 elections to secure their future. Amaechi said the PDP had nothing to offer the Kalabari people and maintained that the only way […]

As US Shuts its Door on Nigeria’s Oil Exports – By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku

Diezani-Alison-Madueke-1609

THISDAY NEWS ANALYSIS Nigeria has become the first country to completely stop selling oil to the United States of America, the world’s largest oil producer and consumer, due to the impact of the shale revolution – an astounding reversal – as the country was only four years ago one of the top five oil suppliers […]

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