Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Okupe on arms ‘scandal’: My prosecutors shall stumble

Okupe on arms ‘scandal’: My prosecutors shall stumble

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the Lord will see him through his ongoing trial with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency is investigating Okupe over funds he allegedly collected from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), during the electioneering campaign.The commission invited him for questioning, and released him [...]

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    Okupe engages in Twitter war over arms scandal

Okupe engages in Twitter war over arms scandal

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, rained curses on one Abubakar Sidiq, a blogger, while trying to absolve himself of any wrong doing in the ongoing probe of security funds under the last administration.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is currently grilling the former presidential aide, who has since confessed to collecting N100 million from Sambo [...]

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    Okupe: I used N10m out of Dasuki’s N100m to furnish my apartment

Okupe: I used N10m out of Dasuki’s N100m to furnish my apartment

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed that he used N10 million out of the N100 million he collected from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), to furnish his apartment.He explained that the N100 million was paid in two tranches, saying Jonathan authorized Dasuki to pay him N50 million from the [...]

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    EXTRA: Like Ooni, el-Rufai ‘kneels’ for Obasanjo

EXTRA: Like Ooni, el-Rufai ‘kneels’ for Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is no doubt one of the most influential figures in Nigeria.Last week, Adeyeye Ogunwunsi, the ooni of Ife, described Obasanjo as one of the most prominent black men on earth, disclosing that he knelt before the elder statesman for prayers during his journey to the palace.However, a picture where Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, knelt beside [...]

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    EXTRA: Okupe ‘kisses’ Obasanjo in reconciliation

EXTRA: Okupe ‘kisses’ Obasanjo in reconciliation

‎Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, has revealed that he kissed former President Olusegun Obasanjo at a meeting where both men reconciled.Okupe, who also worked under Obasanjo, said the elder statesman  scolded him before pardoning him.During the reelection campaign of Jonathan, which Obasanjo was not favourably disposed to, Okupe criticised his former boss publicly.But [...]

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    Okupe: I received monthly payment from Dasuki

Okupe: I received monthly payment from Dasuki

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has disclosed that he received monthly payment for the running of his office from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.Okupe said this while trying to distance himself from the controversy surrounding the alleged abuse of the money meant for the procurement of arms under the last administration.“I [...]

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    NLC: Okupe doesn’t deserve his certificate

NLC: Okupe doesn’t deserve his certificate

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says Doyin Okupe, former senior special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, makes comments “very much unlike one who is truly deserving of his certificate from a medical school”.Reacting to Okupe’s advice to governors to reduce their workforce in order to end their dependence on the federal government for bailouts, the union said [...]

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    Obasanjo has not resigned from PDP, says Okupe

Obasanjo has not resigned from PDP, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo has not resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Obasanjo denounced his membership of the PDP last year, instructing Sunmonu Oladunjoye, chairman of the PDP at his ward in Abeokuta, to help him tear his party card publicly.Obasanjo had fallen out with the leadership of the [...]

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    Okupe: Those seeking my arrest will wait forever

Okupe: Those seeking my arrest will wait forever

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says those “impatiently waiting" for his arrest will "wait till kingdom come”.Okupe accused people who do not have the fear of God of trying to bring imaginary political enemies down but the God he has served in and out of office will not allow their wish to prevail.He [...]

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    Okupe: Osinbajo spreading ‘absolute falsehood’

Okupe: Osinbajo spreading ‘absolute falsehood’

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of propagating "absolute falsehood" with his recent claim that the federal government did not build a single road in the last 10 years.Osinbajo made the statement on Friday during his speech at the retreat of pastors of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, [...]

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    Okupe: If our masters must kill PDP, I will tarry by the graveside to bid it farewell

Okupe: If our masters must kill PDP, I will tarry by the graveside to bid it farewell

Doyin Okupe, former special adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is a wrong candidate for the job.Modu Sheriff, a former Borno state governor, emerged national chairman of the PDP on Tuesday, but Okupe sees his emergence as another proof of the party's "history of making grave errors in judgement".Although [...]

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    Okupe: Nigeria’s situation out of Buhari’s control

Okupe: Nigeria’s situation out of Buhari’s control

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the economic challenges confronting the country are beyond the control of the current administration.Okupe, who lamented the sharp decline in global oil prices, asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to declare a national emergency and amend some of its policies.He also called on Nigerians to join [...]

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    Okupe: Dasuki pushed me out of GEJ’s campaign

Okupe: Dasuki pushed me out of GEJ’s campaign

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, revealed that he never got along with Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), who is facing corruption trial.Okupe alleged that not only was he schemed out of the reelection campaign of Jonathan, the former NSA threatened to get he and Ahmed Gulak, also a former aide [...]

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    Okupe: Jonathan erred by not firing ‘biased’ Jega

Okupe: Jonathan erred by not firing ‘biased’ Jega

Doyin Okupe, one of the media aides of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday said Attahiru Jega, ex-chairman of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), should not have been allowed to conduct the 2015 general election.Okupe alleged that Jega showed signs of bias ahead of the election, describing Jonathan as a hero for preventing chaos in the country.He was reacting [...]

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    Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, spokesman of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says the dissolution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be in the interest of the country.Commenting on the travails of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Okupe advised the ruling party not to allow the ongoing the trial lead to its break up.He said though he is yet to reconcile with Saraki for [...]

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    I have no regrets for anything I have said, says Okupe

I have no regrets for anything I have said, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says he has no regrets for the statements he made in the past, admitting that he said “a lot of things” to promote his boss.Okupe also decried the verbal attacks on Jonathan and his aides, saying they had become frequent since the president lost the March 28 presidential election.“These [...]

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