Vanguard Media Ltd's Blog – February 2010 Archive (4)

Aondoakaa begs Akunyili

By Kingsley Omonobi, Tordue Salem & Laide Akinboade

ABUJA —INDICATIONS emerged, yesterday, that former Attorney General and Minister of Justice and current Special Duties Minister, Michael Aondoakaa, has apologized to Information and Communications Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili over a statement he allegedly made that “Akunyili …. go confront herself with what happened in NAFDAC.” Following the alleged statement, the Information minister had issued Aondoakaa a seven-day ultimatum to… Continue

Added by Vanguard Media Ltd on February 11, 2010 at 10:56pm — 124 Comments

Britain, AU backresolution on Jonathan

By Emmanuel Aziken & Inalegwu Shaibu

ABUJA—THE British Government and the African Union, yesterday, commended Nigeria for resolving the power logjam that resulted from absence of President Umaru Yar’Adua, currently receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, by installing Vice President Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President, even as the Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, admitted that the absence of President Yar’Adua has impaired Nigeria’s diplomatic… Continue

Added by Vanguard Media Ltd on February 11, 2010 at 10:49pm — 9 Comments

Jonathan removes Aondoakaa

ABUJA—ACTING President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, assumed responsibility of the new office, when he approved a mini-cabinet reshuffle which led to the immediate swapping of portfolios by three ministers including the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Michael… Continue

Added by Vanguard Media Ltd on February 10, 2010 at 10:49pm — 58 Comments

Senate Okays Jonathan as Acting President

The Senate Tuesday resolved to have Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President until President Umar Musa Yar'Adua returns from his medical trip abroad and is fit to return to his position.

The senate resolution Tuesday was the climax of intensive lobbying by both Pro-Jonathan Senators and the Pro-Yar'Adua group in the upper legislative House.

It would be recalled that the Governors Forum, the Arewa Consultative Forum and even the Information Minister Prof. Dora… Continue

Added by Vanguard Media Ltd on February 9, 2010 at 1:00pm — 162 Comments

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