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NBA confirms Waliís release from kidnappers
Friday, 24 October 2014

It has been confirmed by the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, that its immediate past president, Okey Wali, SAN, who was abducted by unknown gunmen on October 11 has been released.‎‎

A statement issued on Thursday night by the Association’s President, Augustine Alegeh, SAN, indicates that the kidnapped Senior Advocate was released at about 11p.m. on Thursday.

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Nigeria risks new Fifa ban
Friday, 24 October 2014

Abuja - Nigeria is at risk of another Fifa ban after a court declared the elections that ushered in Amaju Pinnick as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) illegal.

World football governing body Fifa have warned that should anything hinder the newly-elected NFF executive committee led by Pinnick, the former Delta FA chairman, from operating, they will move for an automatic ban of Nigeria till the next Fifa congress in May.

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Patience Jonathan resigns as Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa
Friday, 24 October 2014

The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has resigned her appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service.

Mrs. Jonathan was appointed to the position in July 2012 by Governor Seriake Dickson, five months into his administration.

Sources in the Bayelsa state government told PREMIUM TIMES the First Lady decided to quit following “irreconcilable differences with Governor Dickson”.

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Atikuís loyalists ask Buhari to drop presidential bid
Friday, 24 October 2014

A political pressure group, Turaki Vanguard, has asked former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, to drop his ambition to contest the 2015 presidential election.

The group, which is canvassing support for the presidential bid of a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said in a statement that Mr. Buhari’s presence in the presidential contest would neither enrich it nor enhance the fortune of their party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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Nigeria 2015: Finally, Jonathan announces plans for re-election, names declaration committee
Friday, 24 October 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will pick his nomination form on or before the expiration of the deadline given to all aspirants, by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

He stated his decision at a private meeting with governors held at the House 7 wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

An official source, who was privy to the meeting, said the president thanked the governors for endorsing him and said he has finally made up his mind to take the baton of expression.

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Toast to Segun Osoba PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Elendu   
Saturday, 15 July 2006

Veteran journalist and two time executive Governor of Ogun State, Segun Osoba celebrated his 68th birthday this morning with family and friends in London. Osoba while responding to goodwill messages from Elendureports.com said, “I am happy and grateful for your good wishes and I’m glad I am still strong and able to serve our fatherland.”

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                         

Segun Osoba started his professional career in journalism in the 1960s. He rose through the ranks to the post of Editor and Managing Director of Daily Times of Nigeria. He was also at one time the Managing Director of Sketch Newspaper.

 

A very prominent member of the opposition movement in Nigeria, Osoba was defeated in 2003 by Gbenga Daniel of the Peoples Democratic Party when he ran for reelection. The election is believed by many Ogun State indigenes to have been rigged by Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo and his Party as a punishment to Gov. Segun Osoba.

 

Top politicians in Ogun State believe that Segun Osoba’s hard work during the 1999 campaign led to the dismal performance of President Obasanjo in Ogun State, especially at the polling booth where he voted. Known for his vindictiveness, the President did not forgive Osoba for that defeat and despite an alliance between the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo ensured that his friend of decades lost the governorship of Ogun State to Gbenga Daniel. Ironically, Segun Osoba campaigned for Pres. Obasanjo in 2003.

 

Elendureports.com joins his friends and well wishers in celebrating the life of Segun Osoba, journalist and politician.

  

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