Jonathan says his cabinet is not infiltrated by Boko Haram, Lagos state ex-commissioner for health joins gov’norship race & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo


Jonathan says his cabinet is not infiltrated with  Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan Sunday clarified that he never said members of Boko Haram infiltrated his cabinet but that they may have infiltrated the government.

He made the clarification the presidential Media Chat. Read more….

Leke Pitan joins Lagos governorship race

Former Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Leke Pitan has declared his interest in vying for the state governor’s seat in 2015.

Dr. Pitan made the declaration at a media interaction weekend in Lagos where he expressed confidence in the ability of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win all elective positions in the state during the next general elections. Read more….

Kogi speaker resorts to break-ins in search of kidnapped sons‏

The speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon Momoh-Jimoh Lawal on Friday allegedly led a team of mobile policemen, state security service and army personnel in search of his two sons that were kidnapped on April 15, 2014.

According to report made available to newsmen, the security operatives first broke into Alhaji Yahaya Audu Okumo’s house located at Nagazi quarters of Ogaminana before ransacking Alhaji Musa Audu’s residence situated in the same quarters. Read more….

Blame your husband for Chibok abductions – Borno elders tell Patience Jonathan

The Borno Elders Forum, an umbrella body for elders in the troubled northeast state, has criticized the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, for appearing to blame Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State for the kidnapping of over 200 girls from Chibok secondary school.

At a meeting with the wives of state governors Saturday, Mrs. Jonathan had questioned the decision of the Borno State government to open the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok despite warnings about insecurity. Read more.

Nigeria Police begin Abuja cordon ahead of World Economic Forum

A security cordon is underway around the Nigerian capital Abuja ahead of the World Economic Forum starting Wednesday, a spokesperson for police has said.

The World Economic Forum will be attended by the presidents of Rwanda, Senegal and Kenya as well as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Force public relations officer, Frank Mba, said officers and equipment were being deployed Sunday to all parts of Abuja and its suburbs on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan for a huge security operation before the economic forum starts. Read more…..

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