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Attacks on Jonathan: This Nonsense Must Stop, Says The Presidency

Attacks on Jonathan: This Nonsense Must Stop, Says The Presidency

Following the attacks on the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Katsina and Bauchi states by supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the presidency on Friday cautioned the opposition party to rein in its supporters. Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Prof Rufai Ahmed

Agric Minister: Bird Flu Now in Seven States, Suspected in 140,000 Birds

* PAN urges poultry farmers not to panic An outbreak of H5N1 virus responsible for bird flu in Nigeria has spread to 21 commercial farms in seven different states, with more than 140,000 birds having been exposed to the virus, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, said on Thursday. Authorities said the

Adesina: How Agriculture Attracted $5.6bn into Economy in 3 Years

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina, on Friday attributed the attraction of over $5.6 billion into the economy within the last three years, because government deliberately exercised a strong political will to tackle the corruption associated with the distribution of seedlings and fertilizer to rural farmers across the country. He said:

February Elections Will Hold As Scheduled – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is working towards making sure that the general elections fixed for February 14 and 28 hold as scheduled. The National Chairman of the commission, speaking in Abuja, however, refused to react to comments credited to the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, asking the commission

Do Not Disrespect President Jonathan, Gov. Shettima Tells Borno People

The Borno State Governor and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February election, Kashim Shettima, has appealed to his supporters and all citizens of the state to accord President Jonathan and his entourage the maximum respect when he visits the state as part of his campaign ahead of the 2015 general

Fayose warns APC,  Buhari over attack on President Jonathan

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has sounded a note of warning to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari over unprovoked attacks on the campaign train of President Goodluck Jonathan in some parts of the north. The governor said;  “We will no longer tolerate any orhestrated attack on Pesident Jonathan

Time to Disgrace the Self-Appointed Godfather of the South-West

By Femi Aribisala There is a harrowing story told by Adekoya Boladale, which needs to be brought to the attention of Nigerians, especially the people of the South-West. In the middle of the night of 4th January, 1984, heavily armed men of the Strike Force of the Nigerian army invaded the Lagos home of Chief