Obasanjo: Why I fell out with Jonathan

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has opened up on his grievances against his “political godson” and former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan in the build up to the 2015 elections. Obasanjo disclosed that apart from Jonathan’s refusal to abide by the gentleman’s agreement he (Obasanjo) helped to midwife for Jonathan to run for only a single term, adding the provocative utterances of some Ijaw political leaders did not help matters. The revelation came in a new book, “Against the Run of Play”, written by Segun Adeniyi, which was launched on Saturday…

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Taking pensioners’ verification too far

Over the last three years, most Nigerian retirees have heaved sighs of relief and have also had cause to smile as receiving their monthly pension has taken a turn from the dreary experience of the past. Unlike previous years when some have had to forgo the stipend while some others died queuing up to get it, recent arrangement by the Federal Government has ushered some degree of relief into the system. While the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) has provided unprecedented opportunity for workers to take charge of their future under…

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Boxing: Joshua knocks Klitschko out in 11

In a very important battle for the IBF, WBA, IBO heavyweight titles, a record crowd of 90,000 fans saw Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) get off the floor, score three knockdowns of his own, to stop Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 54 KOs) in the eleventh round. Coming into this contest, Klitschko competed in 28 world title fights and is the second longest reigning world champion in history. The 41-year-old fighter has been out of the ring since losing a twelve round decision to Tyson Fury in November 2015. It was Klitschko’s…

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NGE Convention: Recession is no crime –Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said the economic recession that is currently rattling the country is no crime, describing it as a notice for the nation to rearrange her expenditure. The governor spoke yesterday at the opening session of the 2017 biennial convention, which held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja. According to Ambode, recession is not peculiar to Nigeria, and that it requires the boldness and intelligence of the drivers of a nation in recession to pull it out of the woods. He cited the initiative of…

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Wike: IG wants to plant dollars, guns in my Abuja home

 Insists police boss wants him dead Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike has raised the alarm that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris wants to raid his house in Abuja and plant dollars, guns and weapons in a bid to incriminate him. The governor, who made the allegation when he briefed the media in Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday, also maintained that the IG wants him dead, and would go any length to accomplish his mission against him. He said that the IG approved the raid of his house…

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Sunderland’s 10-year EPL stay ends with Bournemouth defeat

Sunderland’s 10-year stay in the Premier League ended with defeat against Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light. The result coupled with Hull City’s draw at Southampton means David Moyes’ side are 14 points from safety with four games left. Bournemouth’s Joshua King scored the only goal with just two minutes left, tapping home from Ryan Fraser’s pass. The Norwegian also came close in the 20th minute but his shot rebounded off the post and crossbar and into the arms of Jordan Pickford. Artur Boruc saved from Jermain Defoe in the…

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‘Against the Run of Play’ contains distorted claims – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has reacted to the much talked about ‘Against the Run of Play’ written by Segun Adeniyi, Chairman of the editorial board of ThisDay newspapers. Making his first public comments on the book, which was presented to the public in Lagos on Friday, Jonathan said: “I have just read Segun Adeniyi’s new book, ‘Against the Run of Play’ which has so far enjoyed tremendous reviews in the media. “My take on it is that the book as presented contains many distorted claims on the 2015 Presidential…

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