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December 16, 2011

Explains that government cannot continue to borrow to run the country

President Goodluck Jonathan has warned that Nigeria cannot continue to borrow to fund its economy. This is even as he assured Nigerians that he will not be a party to making things worse by inflicting more pain on them.

Jonathan gave this assurance during the 2011 Christmas Carol Service held at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa on Thursday night.

He noted that the whole world was experiencing similar economic challenges and Nigeria was not an exception, adding that it would soon pass.

December 16, 2011

Says he will implement measures and policies to make the country attractive to foreign investors

President Goodluck Jonathan pledged yesterday in Abuja that under his leadership, the Federal Government will continue to implement measures, polices and programmes that will make Nigeria an even more attractive destination for foreign investors.

December 14, 2011

Calls him selfish and partisan, as compared to the late Yar’Adua

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a selfish and partisan leader who believes in his party alone, regardless of the decision of the people on quality leadership.

Oshiomole, who made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja during the launch of a book, ‘Power, Politics and Death’, written by the late president Yar’Adua's spokesperson, Olusegun Adeniyi, said Yar’Adua’s attributes contrasted with Obasanjo’s.

December 14, 2011

Calls him selfish and partisan, as compared to the late Yar’Adua

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a selfish and partisan leader who believes in his party alone, regardless of the decision of the people on quality leadership.

Oshiomole, who made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja during the launch of a book, ‘Power, Politics and Death’, written by the late president Yar’Adua's spokesperson, Olusegun Adeniyi, said Yar’Adua’s attributes contrasted with Obasanjo’s.

December 7, 2011

 PDP inaugurates a National Campaign Committee ahead of the January 14 Adamawa gubernatorial election

December 7, 2011

 PDP inaugurates a National Campaign Committee ahead of the January 14 Adamawa gubernatorial election

November 16, 2011

Ara, the Queen of Drums, will on November 30 perform a dance drama specially composed for the two-day Africa Water Conference.

As part of activities marking a two-day Africa Water Conference, Ara, the Queen of Drums, will on November 30 perform a dance drama specially composed for the conference. Ara's performance is themed The Breath of Water holds Life and focuses on the essence of preserving water and keeping it clean to save lives.

November 14, 2011

The renowned writer rejected the award on the grounds that the problems that had caused him to reject same in 2004 were still unresolved.

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed regret at Prof. Chinua Achebe’s decision to, once again, reject the conferment of the national honour of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) on him.

November 2, 2011

The former president wants army engineers to invest in mechanised agriculture

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has challenged the Nigerian Army Engineers, popularly known as SAPPERS, to refocus attention from their conventional duties to food production.  

November 2, 2011

The former president wants army engineers to invest in mechanised agriculture

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has challenged the Nigerian Army Engineers, popularly known as SAPPERS, to refocus attention from their conventional duties to food production.  

November 1, 2011

The call for an occupy movement in Nigeria has been marred by the appearance of Nasir el Rufai as a pseudo godfather.

The American Occupy movement started on September 17, 2011, with a few dozen demonstrators who attempted to pitch tents in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The group is protesting social and economic inequality caused by corporate greed, and the influence of corporation particularly banks and their lobbyist, over the government.

October 28, 2011

A former governor of the state, Michael Boatmang is on trial for allegedly stealing the money.

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted evidence against former Plateau State governor, Michael Boatmang, during his trial bordering on a 31-count charge for allegedly embezzling N1.3billion of public funds.

October 26, 2011

The lawmakers adopt a resolution asking Hafiz Ringim to make amends for arresting four editors of Nation Newspaper

The recent arrest of the editors of the Nation Newspaper over a controversial letter allegedly written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo was not in “good faith”, and the Inspector General of Police should apologise, the House of Representatives stated on Tuesday.

October 26, 2011

The lawmakers adopt a resolution asking Hafiz Ringim to make amends for arresting four editors of Nation Newspaper

The recent arrest of the editors of the Nation Newspaper over a controversial letter allegedly written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo was not in “good faith”, and the Inspector General of Police should apologise, the House of Representatives stated on Tuesday.

October 24, 2011

Kawu condemned the proposed fuel subsidy removal as being inimical to the well being of Nigerians

Opposition parties in the House of Representatives have started mobilising other lawmakers against the proposed removal of subsidies on petroleum products by President Goodluck Jonathan.

This is coming on the heels of a planned meeting by the 36 state governors in Abuja on Monday over the deduction of N250 billion from the Federation Account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulation Authority (PPPRA).

October 16, 2011

Former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Pastor Power Aginighan, has been retired

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has retired its former Executive Director, Finance and Administration Pastor Power Ziakede Aginighan.

October 13, 2011

The call came as government-backed clampdown on media practitioners rose with the arrest of Editors of a national daily on Tuesday.

Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has urged Nigerian authorities to investigate and punish increasing violence against journalists and rights defenders.

The group on Wednesday called on the National Assembly to check increasing intimidation and violence on journalists by passing a resolution that will punish culprits.

The call came as government-backed clampdown on media practitioners rose with the arrest of Editors of a national daily on Tuesday.

October 13, 2011

He also condemned the wanton killings and destruction of property by the Boko Haram sect

The Emir of Bwari, in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Musa Ijakoro, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan not to relent in his efforts to dialogue with the Nation’s past and present leaders, in his bid to end the increasing insecurity in Nigeria.

The Emir, in a recent interview held with Daily Times in his palace, lamented the high rate of terrorism in the country, which he said “calls for immediate attention”.

October 7, 2011

The country is ranked the fourth producer of the bean and is capable of tripling current production within the next five years by implementing its existing development policies

Old age or, rather, limited life expectancy - is thwarting Nigeria's chances of realising its potential as a force in cocoa, reducing growers' willingness to adopt a longer-term view and plant new trees.

The country, already the fourth-ranked producer of the bean, is "capable of tripling current production within the next five years simply by implementing its existing cocoa development policies", US Department of Agriculture attaches in Lagos said.

September 23, 2011

The labour unions demand that the planned hike in fuel and electricity tarrif prices

Organised labour unions, led by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), on Thursday, embarked on a mixed agenda march to the National Assembly; protesting planned commodity prices increase and commending the privatisation probe.

Workers, in their hundreds marched the streets of Abuja to the National Assembly to protest proposed fuel price and electricity tariff increase, and show solidarity with the ongoing probe of the privatisation of federal government properties since 1999.

September 17, 2011

Following former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s visit to the family members of Mohammed Yusuf, a former leader of the Boko Haram sect, the spokesman of the family, who received Obasanjo in Maiduguri has been shot dead.

A relative of Mohammed Yusuf, the Boko Haram leader who was killed by the police in 2009 has been shot dead. Babakura Fugu was killed earlier today, only two days after taking part in peace talks led by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.

September 13, 2011

The President reiterated that he was in support of a single term of seven years

President Goodluck Jonathan has said he has no regrets over his proposal for a single tenure for the President and Governors. He reiterated that he was in support of a single term of seven years and expressed his displeasure at critics for politicizing the issue even though it had not yet been presented to the National Assembly.

The President made these statements during a media chat in Abuja yesterday.

Jonathan insisted that a single term of seven years will help reduce the cost associated with elections and reduce the unrest associated with elections.

August 25, 2011

The former minister says the statements accredited to him were misrepresented

Former Tourism Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has retracted his remarks against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, claiming the reports of his comments were “misconstrued.”

Fani-Kayode had openly defended former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, last week in Babangida’s row with Obasanjo in which they labeled each other “fools”.

In a widely reported statement to the media, Fani-Kayode said Obasanjo, under whom he served as Aviation and later Tourism Minister, was not as protective of his loyalists as Babangida.

August 25, 2011

The former minister says the statements accredited to him were misrepresented

Former Tourism Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has retracted his remarks against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, claiming the reports of his comments were “misconstrued.”

Fani-Kayode had openly defended former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, last week in Babangida’s row with Obasanjo in which they labeled each other “fools”.

In a widely reported statement to the media, Fani-Kayode said Obasanjo, under whom he served as Aviation and later Tourism Minister, was not as protective of his loyalists as Babangida.