Issuu on Google+ Vol. 11 No. 30 Friday, June 28, 2013 Mandela much better, says Zuma >>6 . . . putting the people first Scores killed in fresh Plateau attack >>7 Sha’aban 20 , 1434 AH N150 Maitama Sule dissociates self from A/Ibom confab >>5 Drama as aide shields Jonathan from Amaechi From Ayodele Samuel,Lagos with agency reports T h e r e was mild drama on Wednesday night at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, venue of the Presidential dinner organised by NEC silent on NGF chair President Goodluck Jonathan, when an aide was said to have prevented the Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, from gaining access to the President. According to a report, Amaechi, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), and his loyalists, arrived the venue when the dinner had already kicked off. They came in from the Rivers Governor’s lodge where they met earlier for about 15 minutes and then adjourned to honour the President’s invitation. On his entourage were Governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun); Adams Oshiomole (Edo); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Rabiu Kwankwanso (Kano); Abdulazeez Kyari-(Zamfara); Muritala Nyako (Adamawa) and Magartakada Wamakko (Sokoto). “Governor Amaechi, after settling down, got up and made Contd. on Page 2 Shema shuts down Katsina ...For son’s wedding From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina G overnor Ibrahim Shema’s has practically shut down Katsina state following the wedding of his son, Yamani, expected to take place tomorrow in Kano. In fact, government officials including about 100 delegates each from the local government areas moved to Kano yesterday to attend the “Indian Night,” preparatory for the wedding proper. The bride, Shenaz, has a Nigerian father with an Indian mother. Reports said last night that virtually all the hotels in Kano city were fully booked even as more guests continued to troupe in from various parts of the country. Peoples Daily gathered that state and local government officials were mobilised to Kano for the ceremony and they left from Mai’adua local government area, after the flag off of the 2013 fertilizer sales there. All invitees from Katsina were directed to wear green caps for the occasion, our correspondent learnt. It was also gathered that local government chairmen, commissioners, permanent secretaries and members of the House of Assembly were specifically directed to mobilise their supporters from their various constituencies. According to a programme of events for the wedding, The Governor’s wife, Hajiya Fatima, will move to Kaduna after the Contd. on Page 2 R-L: Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, in a handshake with Plateau state Governor, Jonah Jang, during the National Economic Council meeting, yesterday at the State House, Abuja. Photo: Joe Oroye Jonathan re-presents 2013 budget amendment proposal to NASS >>2

Peoples Daily Newspaper, Friday 28, June, 2013

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