Showing posts with label New. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Australia gets a new Prime minster, "Tony Abbott".

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia's new prime minister on Wednesday, officially ending six years of Labor rule, with the conservative vowing to get straight down to business. The 55-year-old leader of the Liberal/National coalition government was sworn in at Government House in Canberra by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Tony Abbott promised to end immediately the previous government's carbon tax and other climate change measures. Abbott's conservative coalition won the general election on September 7 with a solid majority in the lower house, but he will have to deal with a range of minor parties which will hold the balance in the Senate to get legislation through parliament. Abbott has been criticised inside his own party for only choosing one woman in his cabinet - Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Retiring conservative Senator Susan Boyce said it was "embarrassing internationally." Labor acting leader Chris Bowen said Afghanistan now had more women in government than Australia.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New PDP Treasurer Resigns, Pledges Loyalty To Tukur's Faction

National Treasurer of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Tanko Ishiaku Gwamna on Sunday announced his resignation from the national working committee of the parallel faction within the ruling party.

Accordingly, he pledged his loyalty to the national chairman of the party, Bamanga Tukur, saying the current impasse would spell doom for the party.
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Abacha Days are Here With Us Again ––Members of the New PDP voice Out

It started like a joke. After Governors elected their leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State in a vote of 19 to 16, defeating Jonah Jang of Plateau State to retain his position as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), PDP under Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and their collaborators in government preferred the defeated candidate.
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Friday, September 13, 2013

You can’t win without us, New PDP tells Jonathan

The New Peoples Democratic Party, has told President Goodluck Jonathan that he cannot win the 2015 presidential election without them.
The group said  the President must not be deceived that they have become inconsequential in the build up to the 2015 elections.
The governors in the New PDP are the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko; Governor of Kano State, Mr. Rabiu Kwankwanso; Niger State Governor,  Aliyu Babangida; Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed and the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

This was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the New PDP, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent in Abuja.
Eze said, “Mr. President should not be deceived by some party leaders who are making him believe that he can do without us.
“Most of these leaders currently cannot under a properly organised free and fair elections win their wards.
“It is obvious that no presidential election in Nigeria can be won without states like Rivers, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, Kwara, Niger States, Jigawa and Kebbi states and these are states we are controlling.

“Check the past general elections and see that some of these media-created PDP leaders have no followers in their states at the moment let alone making any impact come 2015.”
The inclusion of Kebbi State among the states was not clear as the governor, Alhaji Seidu Dakingari had not openly identified with the New PDP.
Eze also denounced the insinuations in some quarters that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was behind the walkout staged by members of the faction at the Eagles Square, Abuja on the day of the party’s mini convention.

“We view this as creating the impression that we are not matured enough to determine our political future and most importantly it was an attempt to smear the international image of Obasanjo as a distinguished statesman and father of PDP and rubbish his current efforts to restore peace to a party which is being threatened by the undemocratic acts of some of its leaders,” the statement added.

Eze added that his group was aware of attempt to rubbish the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Tony Anenih, for saying that those in the group had genuine reasons for their action.
He assured Anenih that members of the faction would not sit and watch some jokers in Tukur’s faction rubbish him or make him look ordinary in the affairs of the party.

Governors, others in New PDP are rascals –Tukur

National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur

The  National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, has described promoters of the faction of  the party known as the New PDP as “rascals.”
Presenting the PDP  flag to the chairmanship and councillorship  candidates  for the September 21 local government polls in  Cross River State on Wednesday night, Tukur called on party faithful across the country not to be distracted by rumours of  a crack   in the party.
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Mufty-wearing police officers Disrupt Flag Off Of Rivers New PDP Secretariat

The crisis rocking the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has continued to spiral, and this time into Rivers state.
Mufty-wearing police officers led by Sam Okaura disrupted the secretariat flag off ceremony of the Baraje –led faction of the PDP, the secretariat is supposed to be the Rivers state chapter of the party, after the Chief of Staff of the Rivers state Governor, Chubuike Amaechi declared the secretariat open in Port Harcourt the Rivers state capital today.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Again: New Baby Factory Discovered In Imo

A woman named Mrs. Celine Eze from Umuezeala-Ogwara in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, has been arrested by security operatives for her alleged involvement in running a baby factory and child trafficking.
According to information available to, Mrs. Eze, a professional nurse, was arrested at her home in the community by security operatives from police headquarters, Owerri.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Armed Nigerian Police Invade Headquarters of New PDP in Abuja

Armed policemen have been dispatched to seal up the secretariat of the new faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.

The office building located at Plot 320, off Onyi River Crescent, Maitama, was opened by the Kawu Baraje-led new PDP that broke away last week during the special convention of the party.

An Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and police Hilux vehicles were stationed around the building to prevent anyone from entering or leaving the building.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Video: PDP breaks; Atiku, Amaechi and 6 other governors form new factional Party

Nigeria's former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and five other governors walked out of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Convention that held in Abuja today and went to form a faction of the party. The governors who left the convention with Atiku are: Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state, governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state, governor Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state, and governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Governor Suntai Dissolves Cabinet, Makes New Appointments

Reports reaching us from Jalingo say that the Taraba state governor, Danbaba Suntai has dissolved the state executive council. All special advisers also have been seen off the premises; special assistants' positions, however, remain intact. Also, Governor Suntai, whose actions now are heavily scrutinized by the general public and his fellow politicians, has endorsed the appointments of Mr. Timothy Katap as the new Secretary to State Government (SSG), and Mallam Aminu Jika as the new Chief of Staff. This is the second time that Mr. Jika is being appointed as the Chief of Staff to Mr. Suntai. He was first appointed when Mr. Suntai took office in 2007.  All commissioners have been directed to hand over to their respective permanent secretaries while the special advisers are to hand over to the Government House -

Friday, August 23, 2013

2015: Jonathan, PDP leaders in new plot to Win South-West

Culled From Punch Nigeria
President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party have begun a fresh plot to win the South-West states in the 2015 elections.
Saturday PUNCH learnt that developing an acceptable modality to check the All Progressives Congress and eventually win the zone topped the agenda of a meeting between the President and the South-West PDP leaders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

There's a new islamic sect in Niger State known as Kala Kato

We've not finished battling Boko Haram now we are hearing of a new Islamic sect called Kala Kato that has settled in Rafi Local Government Section of Niger State.  According to what the spokesman of the Niger state Police command, ASP Richard Adamu told Daily Trust, the sect are reported to be preaching some ideologies thought to be in comparison with conventional Islamic teaching. He said they're preaching contrary to the teaching of Hadith (traditions of the holy prophet) and emphasising only on the contents of the Holy Quran.  ASP Adamu said most locals are apprehensive of these presence. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pastor Tunde Bakare Lambastes New APC Party "They Are Bunch Of Looters"

The former running mate to General Buhari blasts the member of All Progressives Congress calling them bunch of looters.
Tunde Bakare claims most of the member in this new party are even richer than their states after looting them dry.
You are not sure if you will participate in the 2015 elections?

With who? The collection of rogues, right, left and central?

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kenyan man Seen hanging on a tree in New Jersey, U.S.A, Dead! (Photo)

Police in Jersey city, New Jersey, have launched investigations into the circumstances leading to the death of a Kenyan man whose body was found hanging on a tree in one of the city’s parks.

On Tuesday, the body of Jeffrey Kililibwa, 61, was discovered dangling from a tree by a passerby in Lafayette Park.

Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman, Gene Rubino, told a media briefing that Jersey City Police received a call from a woman taking her morning walk near Lafayette Park who said she saw a man hanging from a tree.
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

FG recruits 500 engineers for new power plants – Gov. Fayemi

Abuja –  The Federal Government says it has begun the recruitment of 500 qualified engineers for the effective running of the nation’s 10 new power plants.

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti made this known to State House correspondents after a meeting of the Board of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo in Abuja on Friday.

Fayemi, who is also a member of the board, said the exercise was meant to address the critical challenge of lack of skilled manpower in the nation’s power sector.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

FULL UPDATE: Egypt's new leadership struggles to form cabinet after Badie arrest ordered

Egypt's new leadership was seeking to push forward with forming a new government on Thursday as police sought to arrest the leader of the Islamist movement defiantly backing ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood has spurned an offer from interim premier Hazem al-Beblawi to join the new government, and called for a mass rally on Friday against what it called "a bloody military coup.
"After a year in power through Morsi, the Brotherhood is now in tatters, with much of its leadership detained, on the run or keeping a low profile following the Islamist president's overthrow last week in a popular military coup.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

FG Considers New Approach To Create one Million fresh jobs Annually

The Federal Government will quickly unveil a new plan that will assist you to create about one million fresh jobs annually.
The Special Adviser to the President on Job Creation, Mr. Obi Adim, who disclosed this during a chat with journalists in Abuja on Friday, said the initiative would address the country's high unemployment rate in a pragmatic way.  Nigeria's unemployment rate, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, currently stands at 23.9 per cent.

Adim, who addressed journalists in company with the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Josephine Washima, said already the initiative, Integrated Youth Development Programme, had received a lot of buy-in from stakeholders, adding the entire details of the programme would be released before the conclusion of next month.

ElBaradei picked as new Egypt PM: anti-Morsi movement

Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been chosen as Egypt's new prime minister, the Tamarod campaign behind the protests that toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi said on Saturday after talks with the country's interim president.

A military source confirmed to AFP that the former UN nuclear watchdog chief was to be sworn in as premier later on Saturday, three days after the army overthrew Morsi. The official MENA news agency said ElBaradei was in talks with interim leader Adly Mansour.


US: new missile test fails - Pentagon

A test of the only U.S. defense against long-range ballistic missiles failed on Friday, the third consecutive failure involving the interceptor system managed by Boeing Co, the Defense Department said.

"Program officials will conduct an extensive review to determine the cause or causes of any anomalies which may have prevented a successful intercept," it said in a statement.
The military has tested the so-called ground-based midcourse defense system 16 times. It has succeeded eight times, with the last intercept in December 2008.
The Pentagon said this week that the test would not affect its decision to bolster the U.S. missile defense system. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the move in March following threats by North Korea.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dotcom Warns New Zealand Against Illegal Spying

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom flew into Wellington on Wednesday (July 3) in his private helicopter to attend New Zealand parliament’s intelligence and security committee hearing chaired by Prime Minister John Key.
It placed Dotcom face-to-face with the leader for the first time since his arrest during a dramatic raid on Dotcom’s home outside Auckland in January 2012.
As ongoing revelations of U.S. spying shed more light on a secretive, Washington-led intelligence-sharing alliance, the victim of illegal spying by member nation New Zealand warned against following the United States into “the dark ages of spying”.


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