Monthly Archives: April 2015

Experts Brainstorm On Journalists’ Safety Thursday, As IPC Releases Attacks Report

A meeting of media experts and institutional stakeholders will take place in Abuja onThursday April 30, 2015 to deliberate on the safety of journalists and emerging issues in conflict in Nigeria. The participants will include the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Radio and Television Theatre Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), the ...

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Ondo Deputy Governor Impeached

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Ali Olanusi, has been impeached by the State Assembly. He was removed Monday morning following the submission of the report by the seven-man panel headed by Mr. Olatunji Adeniyan on the allegations leveled against him. Twenty two​ of the 26 members of the Assembly supported the impeachment of the Deputy Governor. The motion for his impeachment ...

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Presidential Inauguration: Jonathan, Buhari Nominees Meet

In preparation for the May 29 handover and Presidential Inauguration, a joint committee of the outgoing and incoming government met on Thursday to discuss issues that will ensure a smooth transition. The committee is co-chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, who represents the outgoing government, and former Bayelsa state Governor, Timipre Sylva, who leads ...

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Buhari Eligibility Suits Struck Out By Court

A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out two suits out of about three that sought to stop President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to stand for the March 28, 2015 election. The striking out of the suit followed their withdrawal by the plaintiffs on Wednesday. TheEagle Online reports that Justice Adeniyi Ademola struck out the suits after the plaintiffs indicated ...

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SHOCKING: Acting IG-P Arase Joined Nigeria Police Before Abba

Nigeria’s Acting Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, according to findings, is a senior officer to the sacked IGP, Suleiman Abba. Premuim Times reports that based on an internal police document obtained by the newspaper, Arase, an indigene of Edo State, was born on June 26, 1956 and joined the Nigeria Police Force on December 2, 1981. However, the sacked ...

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US Vice President Urges Jonathan To Play Global Leadership Role

United States Vice President, Senator Joe Biden has urged outgoing Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to take up international leadership role. Biden who spoke to Jonathan on Monday commended him for his leadership in ensuring Nigeria’s recent elections were peaceful and orderly. Biden, according to the transcript of the phone call released by the White House, noted that President Jonathan’s ...

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Why Jonathan Sacked IG-P Suleiman Abba

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Suleiman Abba, who was a former Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to the wife of a former military Head of State, Mrs Maryam Abacha, was sacked on Tuesday by outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan, four years before he attained the formal retirement age of service. According to The Guardian, the 17th indigenous IG had enlisted in the Nigerian ...

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Nigeria Appoint Stephen Keshi For Third Time

After days of delays, Stephen Keshi has been reappointed as Nigeria’s senior team coach for the third time after signing a two-year contract on Tuesday. The Street Reporters had reported that the contract would be renewed last Friday. BBC Sports recalled that in his first spell he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but the deal was not renewed ...

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Igbuya Deserves To Emerge Speaker, Okpe Leaders Insist

Political leaders in Okpe, Delta State of Nigeria on Tuesday, in recognition of the contributions of the Majority Leader of Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Monday Ovwigho Igbuya to the progress of the kingdom, described him as a distinguished politician and patriot, arguing that he deserved to emerge the next Speaker in the state House of Assembly. Igbuya, who ...

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Jonathan Sacks IG Suleiman Abba

Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba and appointed Solomon Arase. The appointment was with immediate effect. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati in a statement said: “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba of his appointment and duties ...

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Jonathan Sacks NSC DG

The Director General of National Sports Commission, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect. Elegbeleye’s sack was on the order of President Goodluck Jonathan, The EagleOnline reliably gathered. Meanwhile, a Director in the NSC, Alhassan Yakmut, has also been directed by the Sports Minister, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, to assume office on Monday (today) as the ...

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