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O pari! $9.3m arms deal: Secret panel clears Oritsejafor, Asari-Dokubo

Oritsejafor, Asari-Dokubo

A SECRET panel raised by the Federal Government has reportedly cleared the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor, and Alhaji Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo of involvement in the $9.3 million arms’ deal. The panel said it was statutory and legitimate for the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to issue end-user certificate […]

How FG denys 10,000 youths employment opportuninties – Rivers

Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi

THE Rivers State Government has accused the Federal Government of denying 10,000 youths of the state employment opportunities through the non-completion of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Train 7 project. The NLNG project, according to the state government, has been stalled for a long time, leaving some unemployed youths in the state frustrated. State Commissioner […]

Address issues raised by Amaechi instead of calling him names- Rivers govt tells FG

Amaechi

PORT HARCOURT— The Rivers State Government, yesterday, urged the Presidency to address the issues raised by Governor Rotimi Amaechi at the mega rally to mark the seventh anniversary of his Supreme Court governorship, instead of calling him names. Special Adviser, Media & Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, on Sunday, described Amaechi as […]

2015 : How Patience gradually plans for her husband downfall -PDP members reveal

Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan

Indications emerged on Sunday in Abuja that the ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan, to seek re-election in the 2015 general election may after all be stalled by his wife, Patience. Already, some elders and governors in the Peoples Democratic Party have warned that if the dictatorial tendencies of the First Lady continues, the President would […]

2015: Ijaw Youth Council reacts to Gumi’s letter to Jonathan

Jonathan and Ahmad Gumi

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has asked a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmed Gumi, to stop inciting Muslims against the Christians in the country. The council was reacting to an open letter written by the cleric to President Goodluck Jonathan that the President should not contest the 2015 Presidential election. The cleric had said that […]

Why Patience Jonathan is angry with me — Amaechi

patience Amaeachi Jonathan

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has provided rare details of what he said was the actual reason behind his long-drawn row with First Lady, Patience Jonathan, saying Mrs. Jonathan had asked that state funds be corruptly shared with her. Speaking Saturday, Mr. Amaechi said Mrs. Jonathan, an indigene of the state, became angry with […]

Why Jonathan should not be called my brother — Amaechi reveals shocking details

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State

THE disagreement between President Goodluck Jonathan and Rivers Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, took a fresh turn on Saturday when the governor declared that the President was not his brother. President Jonathan and Amaechi, who are from the South-South geopolitical zone of the country, have been at daggers-drawn over ceded oil wells and political differences. Amaechi […]

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 […]

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