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EU launches N960m peace initiative in Plateau

The European Union yesterday stepped up peace efforts in Plateau State with the launch of a N960 million programme. The programme, which will be implemented by three organisations , including Apurimac Onlus, Deutsche Gesellechaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Search for Common Ground, is to be implemented in the 17 local government Areas of the…

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Baraje tells President Jonathan you can’t win 2015 election without us

The Kawu Baraje-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) yesterday gave further indication of failure of peace talks. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the faction, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, it stated that alleged belligerence of the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur-led national leadership of the party towards genuine reconciliation would cost…

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Presidency rejects governors’ demands

The Presidency yesterday rejected the demands by aggrieved governors as part of the terms to settle the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) crises. Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters Ahmed Gulak, yesterday said those demands are not consitutional. He spoke against the background of Tuesday night’s peace talks at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.…