•African leaders hold Boko Haram summit, April 8
SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that since 1999 when he became Deputy Governor of Bayelsa state he had been in a cage with government taking care of all his needs.
The President who reflected on his 16- year sojourn in politics told Abuja residents who paid him Easter homage at the State House, Abuja yesterday said that he has had enough and would love to go home.
•You can’t hide, Omirin tells Gov
VICTOR OGUNJE, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has described his governorship as a mandate freely and wholeheartedly given by Ekiti people, saying; “Ekiti people who are the owners of my mandate will defend it against political usurpers, whom they had rejected twice in the last nine months.”
The Imo Elders Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the people of South East and South South geo-political zones for voting for the party in the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Pope Francis has called for peace “above all” in Syria, Iraq and Nigeria during his traditional Easter Sunday message.
He urged the international community to address the “immense humanitarian tragedy” in war ravaged countries.
The Pope also called for peace in the Holy Land, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
And he once again referred to the persecution of Christians in many countries.
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday urged Nigerian voters to repeat what they did at the Presidential and National Assembly elections, which produced the President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election during the April 11 governorship and state assembly elections .
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta declared three days of national mourning Saturday after Somali Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab gunmen killed almost 150 people in one of the country’s worst massacres.
The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in Ekiti State House of Assembly have served the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose notice of gross misconduct.
Lagos State Government at the weekend debunked the alleged statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Minimum Wage in the State’s Civil Service saying the State Government remains the first State in the Federation that implemented the Federal Government approved Minimum Wage structure.
SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President Goodluck Jonathan said Friday that it was not yet time for him to speak on issues and activities surrounding his tenure as President.
He said that would be at a later date when the time is right.
AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
Two family members in Nnaku, a section of Nnokwa in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have been reported dead during a quarrel over a landed property belonging to one of them.