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”.


Atiku’s 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.


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.


Sule Lamido is somebody I can trust – Jonathan
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital said state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party would continue to dictate what happens in the party until its delegates’ pattern was changed.

The President spoke at a stakeholders’ interactive meeting after inaugurating the Dutse International Airport.


President Jonathan felicitates with Uduaghan as he clocks 60
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan has extended a congratulatory message to the Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan who clocks 60 today.

In the letter, the President lauded his exemplary dedication to the service of the state and Nigeria, and also wished him well in the coming years.

On behalf of my family, the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I write to express warm felicitations to you on the glorious occasion of your 60th birthday anniversary.


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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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