Monthly Archives: March 2015

Corruption: Stop Celebrating Ill-gotten Wealth, Jonathan Urges Nigerians

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to stop celebrating people with ill-gotten wealth in order to discourage corruption in the country. Mr. Jonathan, who participated in the Presidential Debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group on Sunday in Abuja, said Nigerians should change their attitude towards primitive accumulation of wealth. He said that his government has introduced e-payment system ...

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#NigeriaDecides: Borno Gov Entices NURTW, RTEAN Members With 450 Buses

Ahead of Nigeria’s general elections, the Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday, wooed members of the state chapters of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigerian (RTEAN) as he presented 450 Volkswagen Sharan buses to the executive of both unions for onward distribution to their members across the local government areas of ...

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Gov Amaechi’s Deputy Dumps APC, Gives Reasons

Few days to Nigeria’s presidential election, the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Tele Ikuru, has has dumpped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing the APC of being a party of rebels and anarchists. Ikuru is the deputy to Governor Rotimi Amaechi, who is currently the campaign manager of the opposition APC ahead of Saturday’s ...

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Shagari is Alive, Well

Former Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is alive and well, The Street Reporters can authoritatively report. Debunking rumour of the elder statesman’s death, the personal assistant to the Second Republic president and head of the Shehu Shagari Foundation, Dr Atiku Nuhu Koko, who confirmed the report to the media, rebuffed the news of Shagari’s death already circulating on the internet ...

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Nigeria’s Economic Future Secure Under Jonathan – PDP Insists

…. Cites Performance, Roadmap In Critical Sectors The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the economic future of the nation is guaranteed under President Goodluck Jonathan citing his unprecedented performance in wealth creation as well as strategies already mapped out for continued economic and social growth in the country. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday said ...

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Nigerian Troops Foil Fresh Boko Haram Attack on Bama

Nigerian troops on Saturday quashed a fresh attempt by Boko Haram militants to recapture Bama, the defence headquarters said. Bama was retaken from Boko Haram last week. Spokesperson for the military, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, said that over a 20 militants died while others fled with wounds. He said many more of the attacking terrorists also died as air ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Avoid Pre-election Arrests

Seven days to the commencement of the 2015 polls, there is palpable fear in the opposition camp that the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) plans to clamp its leaders in detention using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In pursuance of our age-long advocacy for free and fair elections and the promotion of sustainable democracy which we started one ...

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DPP Presidential Candidate Deny Allegiance To Buhari, Reiterates Support For Jonathan

The former presidential candidate of Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), Otunba Owolabi Odebudo has denied report that his party has pledged allegiance to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. Odebudo, who was the presidential candidate of DPP before standing down for the presidential candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, ...

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PRONACO Rejects FEC Decision on Confab Resolutions, Insists on Referendum

Pro National Conference Organisation (PRONACO) has rejected Federal Government’s decision to implement some aspects of the resolutions of the national confab through constitution amendments process of the national assembly instead of the referendum of the people. The political movement initiated by late Anthony Enahoro and Prof Wole Soyinka, among others in 2005 was reacting to the decision of the Federal Executive ...

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Consensus In The Context Of Upheaval And Transition By Pius Oba

It is crystal clear that acidifying the political, social and security complexity and bewilderment in Nigeria is the excruciating rascality, immaturity, twisted patriotism and ideological dissonance of the Nigerian elite and political class. When the concept of ideology originated in France during the late 18th century from generative thinkers and writers, it was a system of beliefs that aspires to ...

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FEC Approves Implemention of Confab Recommendations

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the final report of the National Conference as a step towards implementing its recommendations, Premium Times reports. This was made known to journalists by the outgoing supervising Minister of Information, Edem Duke, alongside the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim Pius. Anyim said the Council also approved the delegates’ modalities ...

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