I’ll leave office if not re-elected – Jonathan

I’ll leave office if not re-elected – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to accept the postponement of the general elections in “good faith.” The president, in a statement by his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, on Sunday also said he holds the May 29, 2015 handover date sacrosanct and remains committed to leaving office if he is not re-elected. The statement reads: “Following the adjustment of the dates for the 2015 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from February 14…

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Uruguay expels Iran diplomat.

Uruguay expels Iran diplomat.

Uruguay has expelled a senior Iranian diplomat over last month’s planting of a dummy bomb near Israel’s embassy in Montevideo, Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Friday.Citing an unidentified “senior official in Jerusalem”, it said the diplomat was expelled two weeks ago and although Uruguayan officials briefed Israel on the move they made no public announcement.”Investigations carried out by Uruguay’s intelligence services after the discovery of the device yielded information pointing to a possible involvement of…

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Pentagon: Yemen political unrest impacting US military

Pentagon: Yemen political unrest impacting US military

The Pentagon on Tuesday acknowledged that Yemen’s political unrest was impacting its counter-terrorism capabilities but said it was still training some Yemeni forces and could still carry out operations inside the country against al Qaeda militants.   “There’s no question as a result of the political instability in Yemen that our counter-terrorism capabilities have been… affected,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, told a news briefing. “As I stand here today, we continue to…

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Obama, Merkel hint at disagreements on Ukraine.

Obama, Merkel hint at disagreements on Ukraine.

WASHINGTON — President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented a united front against Russia in talks at the White House Monday, saying they would continue to mount diplomatic and economic pressure to get Russia to withdraw from Ukraine. There were hints of disagreements about what the strategy might be if those efforts fail, but both leaders kept the nature of those disagreements behind closed doors. At a joint press conference following their morning meeting…

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Urhobo nation passes vote of confidence on Upu leadership.

Urhobo nation passes vote of confidence on Upu leadership.

Mosogar—A congress of the working organs of Urhobo nation, at home and in the Diaspora, consisting of the executive committees of its apex body, the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, the Women (Eghweya) Wing, the Elders/Leaders (Ekpako Urhobo) Wing, the Youths (Ighele Urhobo) Wing and the 24 Presidents-General of the 24 kingdoms of Urhoboland, has passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of UPU, which has Chief Joseph Omene as its President-General and Chief Albert…

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Imo traditional council rulers overwhelmingly support Jonathan .

Imo traditional council rulers overwhelmingly support Jonathan .

The Imo Traditional Council on Saturday promised President Goodluck Jonathan their votes in next month’s presidential election. Obi of Obinugwu,‎ Eze Cletus Ilomuanya ‎, made the promise when Jonathan led his campaign team on a courtesy visit to the royal father’s palace in Owerri, Imo State capital. “It is when you return that they will know your worth. We are going to give you the royal blessings and the oldest traditional ruler is here and…

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Southern leaders reiterate call for Jega to resign.

Southern leaders reiterate call for Jega to resign.

ABUJA—SOUTHERN leaders, yesterday, reiterated their call for the resignation of  the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, accusing him of acting a script for the northern part of the country to declare the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd, from the north as winner of the yet to be conducted Presidential election. According to the leaders, there were plans to rig the 2015 election hatched by…

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Buhari’s statement treasonable – Arewa Youths

Buhari’s statement treasonable – Arewa Youths

ABUJA —THE Arewa Youth Forum yesterday slammed the former Military Head of State and 2011 Presidential candidate of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, General Muhammadu Buhari over  his prediction of a bloody revolution if 2015 election is rigged. The youths in a statement  described General Buhari’s outbursts as misguided, treasonable and uncalled for. According to the group, Nigerians must ensure that the prediction of General Buhari of imminent bloodletting does not see the light of…

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Principal Who Released Buhari’s Result Killed.

Principal Who Released Buhari’s Result Killed.

Mallam I. Bello who released Muhammadu Buhari’s secondary school resultsmay have been killed. This was disclosed by an APC tweeter,PAPI @hbgumi, who tweeted earlier today that, “The principal who released General Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate,Mal. Isyaku Bello has been killed by unknown gunmen.” Bello is said to have been killed a few hours ago. Mallam earlier reported that he received death threats for releasing the result to the public.

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Northern youths give Jonathan ultimatum.

Northern youths give Jonathan ultimatum.

The national leadership of Northern Youths Leader Forum (NYLF) yesterday gave a seven-day ultimatum to President Goodluck Jonathan to publicly apologise to the people of the North over the death wish advert targeted at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. The advertorial was published by two national newspapers last Monday on their front pages. It was sponsored by Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The NULF…

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