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Budget defence: Unspent allocation: Ojo Maduekwe to account for over N2.8bn
Thursday, January 08, 2009
By JAMES OJO, Abuja

With more revelations of discrepancies in the implementation of the 2008 budget and the inability of the Minister of State [1] in the Ministry of Affairs, Alhaji Jibril Maigari to defend two different...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Nigeria Insists on Guinea's Suspension from ECOWAS
Thursday, January 08, 2009
By Gilbert da Costa

West African leaders are scheduled to meet Friday in Nigeria to discuss the military takeover in Guinea. Nigeria, which holds the rotating chairmanship of ECOWAS, is leading calls for Guinea's suspens...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
What a cabinet!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
By Bolade Omonijo, Group Political Editor

EIGHTEEN months after the inauguration of his administration, President Umaru Yar’Adua yesterday took a firm step in reconstituting his cabinet.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Yar’Adua Shuffles His Team; Appoints Akunyili As Information Minister
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The PM News

President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, this afternoon, unveiled his ministerial team, with, at least, one appointee, Professor Dora Akunyili, appearing to be miscast for the job of information and communicati...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Ministers lobby for new portfolios after verdict
Sunday, December 14, 2008
From Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation

Ministers are lobbying for new portfolios, following the Supreme Court’s verdict on the election of the President, it was learnt yesterday.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Akpan renews claim to senatorial seat
Sunday, September 14, 2008
By Willy Eya

Almost 16 months after the 2007 general election, the dust over the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial zone is yet to settle.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Confusion over Yar’Adua’s health
Sunday, August 31, 2008
By Jide Babalola

THE seeming confusion over the health of President Umaru Yar’Adua, raged on Saturday as top Federal Government functionaries snubbed enquiries on the matter.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Nigerian leader undergoes surgery in Saudi Arabia
Sunday, August 31, 2008
AFP

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has been hospitalised in Saudi Arabia, where he is believed to have undergone surgery early in the week, two Nigerian independent dailies said on Saturday.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
60,000 Nigerians stranded in transit countries – FG
Saturday, August 16, 2008
By UBONG UKPONG, Abuja

The Federal Government (FG) says no fewer than 59,000 Nigerians are presently stranded and undergoing different painful experiences in various transit countries, while waiting for the opportunity to m...
Posted By : Cassie
 
FG begs N'Delta people for opportunity to correct injustices
Friday, July 25, 2008
By UBONG UKPONG, Abuja

The Federal Government has pleaded with the Niger Delta people to bury the hatchet and give it the opportunity to correct all the injustices and mistakes of several years to ensure development and ame...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Yar’Adua: Nullification of Election Good for Democracy
Saturday, July 19, 2008
From Paul Ohia, Charles Ajunwa in Lagos and Damilola Oyedele in Abuja with agency report

President Umaru Yar'Adua yesterday expressed support for court rulings that overturned the election of some state governors, despite the fact that the governors were elected on the platform of his p...
Posted By : Cassie
 
Kalu @ 48 My life, my struggles
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
By Mike Awoyinfa and Dimgba Igwe

If you are looking for a political maverick, a gadfly, a controversialist, a troublemaker and shooter, a trader-turned corporate mogul, an astute political and business strategist, a commoner-turned i...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Missing plane: We can’t perform magic, UK experts tell Nigeria
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
By UCHE USIM

The search for the missing Beechcraft 1900D aircraft of Wings Aviation has reached a dead end, as experts from the United Kingdom invited by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to help rec...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Minister goes tough, locks out Perm Sec, directors, others
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
By Sun News Publishing

Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, on Monday locked out the Permanent Secretary, directors and some other employees of the ministry for reporting late to work.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
‘My fears for Nigeria’
Friday, March 28, 2008
By CHIDI NNADI & PETRUS OBI, Enugu

Two weeks after the National Convention of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that produced a Chairman in the person of Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme has expr...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
20 new ambassadors set to travel
Monday, March 24, 2008
By UBONG UKPONG, Abuja

No fewer than 20 of the newly appointed ambassadors are set to depart the country to their various countries of accreditation by the end of this month.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
‘My fears for Nigeria’
Sunday, March 23, 2008
By CHIDI NNADI & PETRUS OBI, Enugu

Two weeks after the National Convention of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that produced a Chairman in the person of Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme has expr...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Resign, Soyinka tells Etteh
Friday, October 05, 2007
By Geoffrey Ekenna

A Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday joined the growing league of people and groups calling for the resignation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Patricia Etteh.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Senate drops Agusto as minister
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
By ISMAIL OMIPIDAN and LUCKY NWANKWERE, Abuja

Former member of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s economic team, Mr. Bode Agusto, on Tuesday became the odd man out as the Senate denied him confirmation as a minister. Thirty-nine others scaled the h...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
PDP apologizes to journalists over Ali’s outburst
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
By JACOB EDI, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday apologized to journalists over attacks on them last week by the party’s National Chairman, Ahmadu Ali.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Power outage disrupts proceedings as Senate screens 10 nominees
Sunday, July 15, 2007
By ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Abuja

Proceedings were on Thursday disrupted by outage in the upper chamber of the National Assembly during the screening of 10 ministerial nominees. Power went off at least four times during the proce...
Posted By : Anna
 
Senate screens Agusto, Odey, Ruma 4 others
Thursday, July 12, 2007
By ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Abuja

The initial dust raised over the nomination of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretary, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, may have settled as the coast appears clear for him, following the decision by...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Hurdles for ministerial nominees
Thursday, July 12, 2007
By ISMAIL OMIPIDAN and JACOB EDI, Abuja

The fate of some ministerial nominees hang in the balance as the Senate begins their screening.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Senate gets ministers’ list
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Senate gets ministers’ list

With the latest development, , after which screening would commence next Tuesday, provided the upper chamber gets the details of all nominees on or before next Monday.
Posted By : Anna
 
PDP: Obasanjo supplants Anenih as BOT chairman
Monday, July 02, 2007
From JACOB EDI, Abuja.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has emerged the new chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Immediate past Governor of Nassarawa State, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Senators, Reps affirm Mark, Etteh
Saturday, June 09, 2007
By BASHIR UMAR and EHI ONJEWU, Abuja

Senators and members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday affirmed the candidates approved by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus to lead the two chambers of the National Assembly.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
PDP adopts David Mark as Senate President
Friday, June 01, 2007
By JAMES OMO and JACOB EDI, Abuja

The caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday endorsed consensus candidates for the leadership of the in-coming National Assembly.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Ugochukwu beats INEC commissioner
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
By Sun News Publishing

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Abia State, Prince Solomon Soyebi, Monday in Abuja paid a heavy price for his neutrality in Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Abia State.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Today’s polls: The shape of things to come
Saturday, April 14, 2007
By Bolade Omonijo & Chioma Gabriel

THE die is finally cast. For the governorship candidates in all the 36 states of the federation and the political parties, there is no hiding place any longer. Today, the chips settle as eligible Nige...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Ribadu’s comments on Senate treasonable – AC
Monday, March 26, 2007
By TOPE ADEBOBOYE

The Action Congress (AC) on Sunday launched a blistering attack on the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, who it accused of employing “uncouth and dang...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
I’m alive, treating catarrh in Germany, says Yar’Adua
Thursday, March 08, 2007
By TOPE ADEBOBOYE, (Lagos) JACOB EDI, JAMES OJO, LUCKY NWANKWERE, GOWON EMAKPE (Abuja), MOSHOOD ADEBAYO (Abeokuta), KENNY ASHAKA (Kaduna), ANDY ASEMOTA (KATSINA)

Presidential standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Umar Yar’Adua on Wednesday dispelled rumours of his purported death, insisting that he was not only alive but also remained in...
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Yar’Adua ill, may have been flown abroad
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
By JACOB EDI, Abuja

The health of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Katsina State governor, Alhaji Umar Yar’Adua, appears to be failing as he has been ordered by his doctors to take a r...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
YAR’ADUA UNDER PRESSURE… to step down
Monday, March 05, 2007
By STEVE NWOSU

The dispatch, last week, of former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babamasi Babangida to Guinea by President Olusegun Obasanjo appears to have undescored the rapproachment between the two retired Gen...
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Syndicate doctors INEC candidates’ list - 17 names removed, 4 arrested; PDP drops Ahmadu Ali’s wife
Friday, February 23, 2007
Jacob Segun Olatunji, Abuja

THE police have smashed a syndicate which has been substituting names of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in the forthcoming elections at the headquarters of the Independent National Elec...
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Abia panel indicts Obasanjo, daughter, Yar'Adua
Friday, February 23, 2007
By Vincent Ujumadu

THE commission of inquiry set up by the Abia State government has indicted 23 serving and former public officers, including President Olusegun Obasanjo; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential c...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Presidency: Obasanjo certifies Yar’Adua medically fit
Friday, January 12, 2007
By JACOB EDI, Abuja

President Olusegun Obasanjo Wednesday said all those citing ill-health as one of the weaknesses of PDP presidential flagbearer, Governor Umaru Yar’Adua, are themselves sick.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
PDP govs may adopt presendential candidate Wednesday
Monday, December 11, 2006
By JACOB EDI, Abuja

Ahead of Saturday’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governors on the party’s plantform will on Wednesday hold a crucial meeting in Abuja.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
I didn’t take $170,000 from Uba – Loreta Mabinton
Friday, November 10, 2006
From GEOFFREY ANYANWU, Awka.

The lady involved in the controversy involving Mr. Andy Uba, former Special Assistant on Special Duties to President Olusegun Obasanjo, says she neither collected170,000 dollars from the latter nor en...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
2007 presidency: Obasanjo endorses gov as successor
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
By YINKA FABOWALE

Vice President Atiku Abubakar and General Ibrahim Babangida may have had the door shut against them as likely presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with a directive Tuesday by...
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
Obi gets impeachment notice
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
By John Ameh, Babatunde Oke and Kemi Obasola

Crisis loomed again in Anambra State, on Monday, as 18 members of the state House of Assembly served an impeachment notice on the Governor, Mr. Peter Obi.
Posted By : OnlineNigeria.com
 
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