Oil price fall will not affect Nigeria – Jonathan

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L-R President General Electric Africa, Jay Ireland; Vice President Namadi Sambo; President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice Chairman of General Electric Global Growth and Operation, John Rice during their Courtesy Visit to Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. PHOTO: AKIN LADOKUN.
L-R President General Electric Africa, Jay Ireland; Vice President Namadi Sambo; President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice Chairman of General Electric Global Growth and Operation, John Rice during their Courtesy Visit to Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. PHOTO: AKIN LADOKUN.

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians and foreign investors of a stable domestic economy despite the disturbing downward slope in global oil prices.

The President on Thursday gave the assurance when a delegation of multinational industrial giant, General Electric (GE), led by its Vice Chairman and CEO, Mr. John Rice, paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

In a statement issued by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Jonathan said the Federal Government would do everything possible to maintain domestic economic stability, and urged the company to maintain its confidence in the country.

“We promise our people that even with the drop in…

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Victorious Ambode extends olive branch to fellow contestants

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•From left: Dr Benson, Mr Divine, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and Mr Sunday Dare at the election venue, Onikan Stadium Lagos... yesterday
•From left: Dr Benson, Mr Divine, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and Mr Sunday Dare at the election venue, Onikan Stadium Lagos… yesterday

Winner of the governorship ticket of the All Progresssives Congress (APC) in Lagos State,  Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has extended a hand of fellowship to other contestants, urging them to team up with him to win the poll.

In his acceptance speech after the election, the former Accountant-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance thanked party members and Lagosians for the confidence reposed in his ability, promising never to let them down.

His election by 3,735 of the 5,959 accredited delegates at the peaceful primary election at Onikan Stadium, Lagos yesterday had sparked jubilation among party members.

The election was conducted by the Planning Committee headed by the former deputy governor of Edo State, Pastor John Obadan.

Basking in the euphoria of a successful outing, Obadan said: Ambode, having scored…

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Oil price fall will not affect Nigeria – Jonathan

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L-R President General Electric Africa, Jay Ireland; Vice President Namadi Sambo; President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice Chairman of General Electric Global Growth and Operation, John Rice during their Courtesy Visit to Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. PHOTO: AKIN LADOKUN.
L-R President General Electric Africa, Jay Ireland; Vice President Namadi Sambo; President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice Chairman of General Electric Global Growth and Operation, John Rice during their Courtesy Visit to Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. PHOTO: AKIN LADOKUN.

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians and foreign investors of a stable domestic economy despite the disturbing downward slope in global oil prices.

The President on Thursday gave the assurance when a delegation of multinational industrial giant, General Electric (GE), led by its Vice Chairman and CEO, Mr. John Rice, paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

In a statement issued by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Jonathan said the Federal Government would do everything possible to maintain domestic economic stability, and urged the company to maintain its confidence in the country.

“We promise our people that even with the drop in…

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IG makes U-turn, moves to restore Tambuwal’s security aides

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Aminu Tambuwal
Hiding under his emergence as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State, the Nigeria Police Force may restore the security aides of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.

It was learnt that the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, was said to have given the directive.

It was gathered that the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives has been contacted as at press time on the reinstatement of the security aides.

The security aides were withdrawn on October 30 following the Speaker’s defection to the APC.

Findings, however, revealed that the IG and the police had been overwhelmed by the public opposition to the withdrawal of Tambuwal’s security aides.

According to investigation, the election of Tambuwal as APC governorship candidate in Sokoto has provided a “a safe net” for the police to restore the security aides.

The Speaker defeated…

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Fayose to PDP: suspend Obasanjo now

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Governor  Ayo Fayose of  Ekiti State yesterday launched a fresh attack on former President Olusegun Obasanjo for  alleged anti -party activities.

The governor asked the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to probe the former  president and suspend him for his persistent criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Fayose told reporters in Ado Ekiti,a day after five of his fellow PDP governors visited Obasanjo in Abeokuta  ostensibly to woo him to support President Jonathan’s second term bid, that Obasanjo does not deserve that kind of attention.

He dismissed the governors’ visit as unwarranted,  unnecessary and uncalled for as Obasajo,in his opinion,is working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 elections.

PDP, he declared,should  stop condoning indiscipline, saying; “nobody should be treated as being bigger than the party.”

He argued that by begging Obasanjo, the PDP governors were unwittingly encouraging other party members to openly disrespect the office of the President.

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Ex-PDP national chairman, Gemade, joins APC

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There are strong indications that the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Banabas Gemade has decided to join the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, to realize his re-election bid in the Senate.

Already Senator Gemade who represents Benue North East Senatorial District has tendered a letter of withdrawal from the PDP’s senatorial primaries expected to hold tomorrow as a result of the alleged hijack of the process by the State Governor, Gabriel Suswan.

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A close ally of the erstwhile National Chairman of the PDP who spoke to Saturday Vanguard on the condition of anonymity hinted that Senator Gemade may likely pick the APC form on Monday to contest the senatorial election in the area.

The source further stated that Gemade who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on National Planning will join forces with the former governor of the state and Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume…

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