President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria is scheduled to address Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast today. Presidency sources disclosed that the broadcast has to do with the porous security situation in the nation.Mr. Jonathan had met with senior security chiefs in his cabinet and other stakeholders. The nationwide broadcast by Jonathan is expected to started by 7 PM [...]
The Federal Government on Sunday refuted claims that the President had a hand in the grounding and outright ban of the official plane of Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi for “operating illegally in the country.” Reacting to reports that the Presidency was in the know as touching the ban of the Rivers government aircraft last… [Read More...]
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised the establishment of an agency to protect oil pipelines and described it as corruption in governance.
The former president also said he is ready for a probe of his eight-year administration instead of the present administration descending on his cabinet ministers.
Mr Obasanjo, who made the criticism at the 50th birthday thanksgiving of former minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili in Abuja, said he is ready to account for his stewardship.
He said if the present government finds anything wrong with his administration, he would bear the responsibility.
The former President was reacting to the recent moves to probe Mrs Ezekwesili by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and challenge thrown to the former World Bank VP by the presidency to account for her tenure as Minister of Education.
He said, “I have always said this, whatever you want to blame in my government, blame me, don’t blame any of those people who assisted me. If there is any credit to dispense we share it.
“But for anything you want to say is wrong, I was the one in charge and I was in charge.”
The Federal government of Nigeria has confirmed the presidential pardon on former governor of Bayelsa state,DSP Alamieyeisegba. Many people within the corridors of power in Nigeria saw it coming. It was a price that the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan had to pay for his ex-boss and benefactor. Alams was declared corrupt and convicted by a [...]
The Federal Government has ordered the removal of the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr. Harold Demuren. A terse statement issued on Monday night by the Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (Media), Mr. Sam Nwaobasi, referenced PPR/OSGF/PR/02, said the decision was approved by President Goodluck Jonathan after [...]
Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan declares that there would not be amnesty for members of Islamist group known as Boko Haram. Jonathan who was on official visit to Borno and Yobe states disclosed that the government will only negotiate if the leadership of the group come out physically. The Emir of Sokoto, Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar had [...]
A fast trending topic on twitter is what is described as the splitting of the powerful Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state has just been made the chairman of PDP governors forum while Rotimi Amaechi, the governor of oil rich Rivers State is still in the chairman of NGF. Political [...]
By Niyi Tabiti About two decades ago, one business mogul bestrode the country like a colossus in the field of philanthropy.His name was Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. From musicians,to politicians,human rights activists,traditional and business leaders,he contributed financially to the lives of many. MKO was known as the pillar of sport not only in Nigeria but [...]
Nigeria’s Super Eagles arrived back home here on Tuesday, after winning the country’s first Africa Cup of Nations trophy in nearly two decades and were welcomed by adoring crowds ahead of meeting the president,AFP report. Hundreds welcomed the team back at the airport in the capital of Abuja before an ceremony later in the afternoon [...]
Edmond Ebiwere was sentenced to life in jail today by a Nigerian court for his role in the October 1 bombing that led to the death of at least 12 persons and also injured several others in Abuja.Mr. Henry Okah, the leader of MEND and alleged mastermind of the bombing was earlier pronounced guilty of [...]