Today’s Daily Brief: GEJ visits IBB in Minna, Maku vows to rescue Nasarawa citizens, Murtala’s son is Takai’s running mate in Kano, and more

President Goodluck Jonathan Saturday visited former President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna  in what the President said was to appreciate the former military President and consult with him after his recent medical trip abroad.

Gen. Babangida who emerged from the closed door meeting with Jonathan urged all Nigerians, who mean well for the country, to support the President.

In an interview with journalists after the closed door meeting, President Jonathan said  the meeting was to seek his input as a former leader on how to solve the myriads of problems confronting the country.



The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has thrown its weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan on his warning to political leaders leaders and some former office holders to desist from sowing seeds of discord among the people with their incendiary utterances.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday described Mr. President’s statement as a “perfect act in nationalism, the mark of true leader who is committed to the interest and welfare of the nation and her citizens” and urged the opposition to heed this caution, show decency, patriotism and shun do-or-die quest for power.

He said that the President had shown that he is “a committed national and patriotic leader, a decent politician, a lover of a united, stable and prosperous Nigeria and a champion of the integrity of the nation’s electoral process.”



President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited a former military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, at his Hilltop Mansion in Minna, Niger State.

Jonathan who was accompanied on the visit by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); his Chief of Staff, Brid.-Gen. Jones Arogbofa (retd.); Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammed; and the Director-General of his campaign team, Ahmadu Ali, met behind closed-door with the military dictator.

He later told journalists that he was in Minna to greet “his father” who recently returned to the country from a medical trip abroad.



Mr Labaran Maku, the former Minister of Information on Saturday said that his political ambition to become the governor of Nasarawa State come 2015 is still on course.

Maku stated this while addressing members of different ethnic groups that paid him Christmas visit in his country home, Wakama, in Akun Development Area of the state.

He said that no amount of intimidation from any group would stop him from becoming the governor of the state in 2015.



Alhaji Abba, son of late Head of State, Gen Murtala Mohammed, has emerged running mate of Alhaji Sagir Takai, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano State in 2015.

Faruk Iya, the Campaign Coordinator of Takai 2015, announced the nomination of Abba at a news conference in Kano on Saturday.

Iya said the decision to nominate Abba was made by the party’s stakeholders and based on his personal track record of service and commitment to the party.


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  1. I can see light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s getting brighter and bigger! and bigger!!

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