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Jonathan visits Maiduguri, 275 days after Chibok girls kidnapped

President Goodluck Jonathan (r) being received by Gov. Kashim Shetima during the President's official visit to  Borno and Yobe states in Maiduguri on Thursday, 7 March, 2013

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday made a surprise visit to the troubled northeast, which is in the grip of escalating Boko Haram violence that threatens next month’s election. An AFP reporter in the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, said the president arrived in the city shortly before 3:00 pm (1400 GMT) and was met at […]

Buhari, Osinbajo visit Obasanjo

Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta The All Progressives Congress,APC Presidential candidate,General Muhammed Buhari Tuesday morning met with Nigeria’s former President,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta,the Ogun State capital. Buhari, visited Obasanjo, alongside his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The former Head of State said that he came to solicit Obasanjo’s support and blessing as he […]

Petrol, diesel prices: APC urges PDP stop stealing from Nigerians

FILE PHOTO: Fuel queue in Nigeria. The Nigerian people are paying more than they should pay

The All Progressives Congress has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led Federal Government to allow Nigerians enjoy the relief that has come to consumers of petroleum products globally. A statement from the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC presidential campaign said it was disturbing that in spite of the fall in the […]

Jonathan, Obasanjo finally meet

Obasanjo and Jonathan in Abuja on Saturday 10 January

The meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo finally held last night in Abeokuta, after reporters had waited in vain all day, for Jonathan’s arrival. The meeting held at about 8:30 p.m on Monday and was said to have been attended by some religious leaders. More report later…

143 Boko Haram fighters gunned down in Cameroon

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau and his lieutenants

The Cameroonian army killed 143 Boko Haram militants who attacked a town in Kolofata, north of the country on Monday, the government said. One Cameroonian soldier had also died in the fighting. The toll was “the heaviest loss yet” suffered by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group on Cameroonian soil, Communications Minister and government spokesman Issa […]

Jonathan in no-show at Obasanjo’s Hilltop Mansion

Obasanjo and Jonathan in Abuja on Saturday 10 January

Biodun Onafuye/Abeokuta Many journalists and members of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP were disappointed today as they waited in vain for President Goodluck Jonathan to visit former President,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun state. President Jonathan, who came to town in continuation of his re-election campaign just failed to show up. Vice […]

Jonathan applauds Amosun at Abeokuta rally

President Goodluck Jonathan at the kick-off of his presidential campaign in Lagos

Biodun Onafuye/Abeokuta Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan acknowledged the achievements of Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the rally of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abeokuta, Ogun state today. Jonathan, who is campaigning for re-election, however said his party would build on the good work of Governor Amosun, who, political pundits agreed, has changed the face of the […]

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