• Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck considered suspending his country's World Cup team because of its poor play in the soccer tournament.

    2015: Jonathan, Opposition And The Road To Eagle Square

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    President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday formally declared his intention to seek re-election in 2015. The event came after months of suspense in the face of a strong opposition against his desire to run. DONALD OJOGO looks at the pre-declaration politics and the reaction of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to the president’s declaration.  Indeed,…

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    Aftermath Of Tambuwal’s Defection: Presidency, PDP Move Against Emeka Ihedioha

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    Strong indications have emerged that President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are unhappy with the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, over the latter’s private reception for Speaker Aminu Tambuwal a few hours after the speaker defected from the PDP to the All Progressives…

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  • PIC. 9. FORMER DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF ADAMAWA, MR BALA INGILARI (M), WHO A FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN ABUJA ON WEDNESNDAY (8/10/14) ORDERED THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE TO IMMEDIATELY SWEAR-IN AS THE GOVERNOR. 5027/8/10/2014/BJO/AIN/NAN

    Jubilation As Ngilari Takes Over In Adamawa

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    There was spontaneous jubilation in Adamawa State yesterday as Mr James Bala Ngilari, who served as deputy to former Governor Murtala Nyako’s regime for seven years, was sworn as the substantive governor of the state by the president of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Audu L. Lagre, at the council chambers of Adamawa State…

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    PDP Chairman, Govs In Cold War

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    There are strong indications of mutual suspicion between the national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the fold of the influential PDP Governors’ Forum. Efforts by the national chairman to fully integrate and mainstream his former governor colleagues who desire to return to the party after a stint of absence does not…

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    Adamawa Guber: Why Acting Gov Was Disqualified

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    The intrigues in the Adamawa State governorship by-election took a new turn yesterday as the screening committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) disqualified the acting governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Finitiri, from participating in the PDP primaries scheduled for September 6. This was disclosed by the chairman of the screening committee, former deputy Senate president Ibrahim…

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    Mimiko: The Many Sides Of A Defection

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    After heightened speculations, the Ondo state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko is said to have made up his mind to join the ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). In effect, Governor Mimiko has dumped his party, Labour Party (LP) he has sustained as its only governor and national leader since 2006. DONALD OJOGO presents the many sides of…

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    2015: Finally, Mimiko Dumps LP, Joins PDP

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    After months of speculations, the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday formally declared his intention to join the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In effect, Governor Mimiko has dumped the Labour Party(LP), a platform he has sustained as its only governor and national leader since 2006. The governor has already informed members of his…

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  • Adamawa: Presidency, PDP In Dilemma Over Zoning

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    Ahead of preparations for the selection of a governorship candidate for the Adamawa State by-election, strong indications have emerged that the Presidency and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in a dilemma over where the party’s candidate would come from. The thrust of the concern, according to an impeccable source is whether or not…

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    Derivation Struggle Will Continue Even After Jonathan – Uduaghan

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    In this interview with select journalists, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State bared his mind on national issues including the heightening political pressures, security challenges and the even the vexed issue of derivation that was not resolved at the national conference. DONALD OJOGO was there for LEADERSHIP. 2015 is fast approaching and the polity is…

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