Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    Okupe: Despite the drums of war, Nigeria won’t break up

Okupe: Despite the drums of war, Nigeria won’t break up

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says there are many reasons Nigeria should disintegrate but that it is not in the destiny  of the country to break up.There has been tension in the country lately over rumours of an impending coup d’état.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had issued a stern warning [...]

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    Many in power are unprepared, says Okupe

Many in power are unprepared, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says there are many people in power who are unprepared for governance.He said this in a post on his Facebook page on Tuesday.Okupe made reference to an initial post by one Aliyu, a Facebook user, who raised concerns about the standard of living in the country.“I have been in governments [...]

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    Okupe advises Osinbajo to save the naira by adopting an approach used by Jonathan

Okupe advises Osinbajo to save the naira by adopting an approach used by Jonathan

Doyin Okupe, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to wholly adopt a crude-oil-swap arrangement to conserve foreign exchange.Crude-oil-swap was an arrangement in which the government exchange crude oil for refined petroleum products through third party traders.The arrangement, which was adopted by the Jonathan government, was allegedly replete with corruption.The Buhari government then replaced it [...]

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    Okupe: Nigerian political parties are like disposable syringes

Okupe: Nigerian political parties are like disposable syringes

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says political parties in the country are like disposable syringes.Reacting to reports that some top politicians in the country were planning to form a "mega party" ahead of 2019 election, Okupe said such move cannot bring solutions to the crisis in the polity.He said the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Okupe: God made Clinton lose…she wanted to edit the Bible

Okupe: God made Clinton lose…she wanted to edit the Bible

Doyin Okupe, former special adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan, says Hillary Clinton lost the US presidential race because she wanted to edit the Bible.Okupe, who quoted many verses of the Bible in celebration of a Donald Trump win as the 45th president of the US,  said "the Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought, He maketh the devices [...]

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    Okupe: The PDP currently being paddled is heading for the rocks

Okupe: The PDP currently being paddled is heading for the rocks

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) being paddled by its board of trustees (BoT) is heading for the rocks.Reacting to the recommendations of the party’s BoT towards resolving the PDP crisis, Okupe said the board lacked the wherewithal to restore sanity to the opposition party.He said its decisions had shown that the party is [...]

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    PDP to blame for failed convention, says Okupe

PDP to blame for failed convention, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to put its house in order, and not to blame President Muhammadu Buhari for its botched convention in Port Harcourt.In a statement on his Facebook page, entitled 'Failed PDP convention: APC, Buhari not to blame", Okupe traced the crisis in the party to the impunity [...]

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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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