Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "former President Goodluck Jonathan"

    Saraki meets with Jonathan — after visiting Babangida, Obasanjo

Saraki meets with Jonathan — after visiting Babangida, Obasanjo

Senate President Bukola Saraki met with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Wednesday.The purpose of the meeting is not yet known but it is believed to be connected with Saraki's speculated presidential bid.Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers were among those who accompanied Saraki to meet with Jonathan.The visit comes after the senate president met with former president Olusegun Obasanjo and [...]

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    Jonathan’s spokesman: I didn’t drag PDP into Cambridge Analytica controversy

Jonathan’s spokesman: I didn’t drag PDP into Cambridge Analytica controversy

Ikechukwu Eze, spokesman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has denied dragging the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the Cambridge Analytica controversy.Cambridge Analytica is alleged to have attempted to influence the 2015 presidential election.A whistle-blower had told a UK parliamentary committee of how the organisation allegedly hacked into President Muhammadu Buhari’s records and also distributed violent videos to intimidate the president's supporters.Eze [...]

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    Jonathan: Implementation of 2014 confab report will end ethnic agitations

Jonathan: Implementation of 2014 confab report will end ethnic agitations

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the implementation of the 2014 national conference report will end ethnic agitations in the country.He said this on Saturday while speaking at a rally tagged ‘Restructuring the Nigerian federation’, which held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.The rally was organised by the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum — under [...]

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    Dapchi abduction: Omokri knocks Buhari for failing to call security council meeting

Dapchi abduction: Omokri knocks Buhari for failing to call security council meeting

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of “ineptitude” over the kidnap of Dapchi schoolgirls.He criticised the president for failing to convene a national security council over the incident.Omokri said this in reaction to comments credited to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, who was reported to have said Jonathan did not act on [...]

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    Jonathan ‘made the biggest investment’ in power sector

Jonathan ‘made the biggest investment’ in power sector

Godknows Igali, former permanent secretary of the ministry of power, says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan made the “biggest investment” in power sector.He said this while speaking with Gatefield TV, an online platform.Igali said before leaving office, the former president completed most of the power projects that were abandoned.He said before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government came into power, there was [...]

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    Governors protest NNPC’s ‘non-remittance’ into federation account for five years

Governors protest NNPC’s ‘non-remittance’ into federation account for five years

The Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF) has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of shortchanging the country for a period of five years.The governors said the commission failed to remit the joint venture cash call to the federation account from 2010 to 2015. Former President Goodlcuk Jonathan led Nigeria between 2010 and 2015.Abdulaziz Yari, NGF chairman and governor of Zamfara [...]

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    El-Rufai to Ben Bruce: You are wrong! Obasanjo — NOT Jonathan — initiated Kaduna rail project

El-Rufai to Ben Bruce: You are wrong! Obasanjo — NOT Jonathan — initiated Kaduna rail project

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, says Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, made a false statement on the rail system in Kaduna.Bruce had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to thank ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for a train ride in Kaduna.The president had taken the ride from Rigasa to Kakuri on the outskirts of Kaduna, to inaugurate Nigeria’s first Inland Dry Port.Bruce said the rail [...]

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    SERAP to Buhari: Explain to Nigerians why $1bn needed to fight ‘defeated’ Boko Haram

SERAP to Buhari: Explain to Nigerians why $1bn needed to fight ‘defeated’ Boko Haram

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explain why $1 billion is needed for the Boko Haram war.SERAP said this will bring about transparency in expenses made by the government in the fight against insurgency.During the national executive council meeting last week, governors had approved the withdrawal of the money from the excess crude [...]

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    Jonathan salutes Buhari at 75, says ‘your place in history guaranteed’

Jonathan salutes Buhari at 75, says ‘your place in history guaranteed’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has saluted President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday.In a statement on Saturday, Jonathan described Buhari as a statesman whose place in Nigeria's history is guaranteed.He asked God to grant the president good health to continue to pilot the affairs of the country.The statement released in Abuja by Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, read: “I wish to [...]

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    Omokri asks Sagay to mind his business ‘instead of attacking Jonathan’

Omokri asks Sagay to mind his business ‘instead of attacking Jonathan’

Reno Omokri, former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Itse Sagay of “spending too much time poking his nose into other people’s affairs and too little focus on his own business”.In a statement on Monday, Omokri berated the chairman, presidential advisory committee on anti-corruption (PACAC), for his “jaundiced” judgement on Jonathan.He was speaking in reaction to a comment [...]

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    Nigeria’s best rating in anti-graft war was under Jonathan, Omokri replies Tinubu

Nigeria’s best rating in anti-graft war was under Jonathan, Omokri replies Tinubu

Reno Omokri, former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has hit back at Bola Tinubu for alleging that there was grand corruption in the administration of his then principal.Omokri said contrary to Tinubu's claim that there was unprecedented graft during Jonathan's time in office, the country got its best rating in anti-graft war under the former president.While speaking in Abuja [...]

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    Jonathan to Farida Waziri: Name the person I stopped you from investigating

Jonathan to Farida Waziri: Name the person I stopped you from investigating

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Farida Waziri, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of lying against him.Waziri was chairman of the anti-graft agency during Jonathan's time in office.Over the weekend, she alleged that her refusal to back down from the probe of one of the masterminds of the fuel subsidy scam earned her a dismissal [...]

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    Metuh’s trial: Jonathan demands N1bn to heed subpoena

Metuh’s trial: Jonathan demands N1bn to heed subpoena

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the federal high court sitting in Abuja to quash the subpoena ordering him to appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh.Okon Abang, the judge handling the case, had insisted that Jonathan must testify in the trial of Metuh, a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Metuh, who [...]

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    Jonathan: I’m surprised that those who attacked me over N87 pump price are silent now that it’s N143

Jonathan: I’m surprised that those who attacked me over N87 pump price are silent now that it’s N143

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he is surprised that those who criticised him for leaving the pump price of fuel at N87 are not speaking out now that it has been jerked up to N143.In 2012, Jonathan's administration increased fuel price from N67 to N97 but reduced it to N87 in January 2015.At the time, the move was seen as [...]

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    Wike: Jonathan’s ministers took advantage of him

Wike: Jonathan’s ministers took advantage of him

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says most cabinet members in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan took advantage of the gentlemanliness of the Nigerian leader.Wike, who served as a minister under Jonathan, alleged that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the north ganged-up against the former president in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.Jonathan lost the [...]

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    Jonathan: Despite getting the least vote from the north, I built 165 model schools there

Jonathan: Despite getting the least vote from the north, I built 165 model schools there

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says though the northern part of the country gave him the least vote, his administration built 165 Almajiri integrated model schools there.He said this while delivering the keynote address at a peace summit organised by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) in Malaysia.Jonathan said he was inspired to construct the model schools to tackle the high rate of [...]

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