Friday, July 12, 2019

Tag "former President Goodluck Jonathan"

    Metuh: I received N400m from Jonathan — NOT Dasuki

Metuh: I received N400m from Jonathan — NOT Dasuki

Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he received the N400 million traced to him as alleged proceeds of money laundering from former President Goodluck Jonathan.Testifying before a federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, Metuh denied collecting the money from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.Metuh is facing trial for alleged diversion [...]

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    Ribadu: No serious fight against corruption under Jonathan

Ribadu: No serious fight against corruption under Jonathan

Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says there was widespread corruption during the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan.He made the remark at a convocation lecture at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state, on Friday.He also said there was “nothing positively significant” that took place in the anti-graft war under the last administration.The former [...]

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    TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

Around 9pm on April 14, 2014, members of the Boko Haram insurgent group stormed Chibok community in Borno state and headed for the Government Girls Secondary School which is about 130 km west of Maiduguri, the state capital.Upon arrival, they opened fire on security operatives on duty and proceeded to the students’ hostel where they forced as many of [...]

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    Magu: Over N1.3trn was stolen under Jonathan

Magu: Over N1.3trn was stolen under Jonathan

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says at least N1.3 trillion was stolen between 2011 and 2015.Magu said the money stolen during those years -- when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in power -- was by 32 entities, including private individuals and organisations.He said this during his keynote address at the 2019 first batch [...]

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    Those who lose must accept defeat, says Jonathan

Those who lose must accept defeat, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says whoever loses in the ongoing election must be willing to accept defeat.Jonathan said this on Saturday after voting at unit 39, ward 13, Otazi Playground Otuoke, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.He was accompanied by Patience, his wife, and Ayi, his mother.The former president said anyone who loses election can come back another time [...]

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    Buratai protecting Nigeria’s democracy, says group

Buratai protecting Nigeria’s democracy, says group

The Coalition for Democracy and Good Governance has hailed Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and the Nigerian Army over "responsiveness to protecting Nigeria’s democracy and the sovereignty of the country".Addressing reporters in Abuja on Thursday, Emmanuel Itodo, executive director of the group, said since the directive for the military to ruthlessly deal with ballot snatchers, he has observed that [...]

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    Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity?

Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity?

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has accused northern elders of being silent in the face of the insecurity in the region.The speaker said while the elders in Borno and other northern states criticised former President Goodluck Jonathan over killings, they have kept mum under the current administration.Dogara said this on Thursday while speaking at the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    ‘You misrepresented facts’ — US diplomat hits Jonathan over book on 2015 polls

‘You misrepresented facts’ — US diplomat hits Jonathan over book on 2015 polls

Russell Brooks, a public affairs officer at the US consulate in Lagos, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of not comprehending why the country harped on the need for a credible and peaceful election in 2015.The envoy said this while reacting to Jonathan's claim that the Barack Obama, former US president, interfered with the country's 2015 election.TheCable had reported how [...]

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    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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