Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    Tambuwal: How Dickson lobbied for Jonathan to become acting president

Tambuwal: How Dickson lobbied for Jonathan to become acting president

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, says the emergence of Goodluck Jonathan as acting president was due to the actions of some people including Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa.Jonathan became acting president in 2010 after his principal, Umar Musa Yar'adua, died.Speaking on Sunday when he paid Dickson a condolence visit to commiserate the death of his mother, Tambuwal said Dickson approached [...]

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    Clapping for Ngige with one hand

Clapping for Ngige with one hand

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, is wondering why we’re not clapping for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari first thing every morning and, perhaps, last thing at night before going to bed.In case we have forgotten, Ngige reminded us, we were sinking in the mire of falling oil prices and had almost been brought to our knees [...]

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    Jonathan’s spokesman: Oshiomhole suffering from multiple personality syndrome

Jonathan’s spokesman: Oshiomhole suffering from multiple personality syndrome

Ikechukwu Eze, spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is "suffering multiple personality syndrome".Eze said this in reaction to Oshiomhole's claim that the former president introduced vote-buying into Nigeria's electoral process.“President Jonathan started this massive vote buying in Nigeria and the Media must play back and do proper interview and proper [...]

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    Ex-IGP blasts Omokri: Jonathan will be sad if I open up

Ex-IGP blasts Omokri: Jonathan will be sad if I open up

Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, has issued out a warning to Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Speaking with reporters when he visited the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Lagos, Abba expressed dissatisfaction with the reaction of Omokri to an interview he granted to Daily Trust last month.In the interview, the former number one [...]

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    Sylva: Jonathan didn’t want me as gov… once Yar’Adua died, my problems started

Sylva: Jonathan didn’t want me as gov… once Yar’Adua died, my problems started

Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa state, says his problems began after the demise of ex-president Umar Musa Yar’Adua.Yar'Adua was elected in 2007 but died in May 2010. Goodluck Jonathan, his vice-president at the time, replaced him as president.The former governor, while speaking at an event — Frank Talk with Timipre Sylva — on Saturday in Abuja, said he started having [...]

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    Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he worked with former president Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure Nigeria escaped disintegration in 2015.Speaking in Glasgow, UK, to the African forum Scotland and the Association of Nigerians in Scotland, the fiery preacher warned that Nigeria was on a collision course again as the 2019 elections [...]

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    Sadly, Nigeria has a Pinocchio for a vice-president

Sadly, Nigeria has a Pinocchio for a vice-president

The recent comments by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that the administration of which he is a part of has achieved much more than the Jonathan government is another in a long line of lies that the Vice President has come to be known for.It beats my imagination why a man who claims to be an ordained pastor would have a [...]

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    Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Reuben Abati says former President Goodluck Jonathan secured the release of some Chibok girls but did not to publicise it.The former media aide to Jonathan disclosed this on Wednesday during a show he anchored on ARISE TV.Abati interviewed Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the show.He said Sambo Dasuki, the then national security adviser (NSA), advised the government against [...]

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    Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting stronger and poised to take over power come 2019.Jonathan said this on Wednesday when he hosted Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, in his house in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.Jonathan, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015 is optimistic that his party is now in a better position to [...]

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    Omokri: Nyame, Dariye convictions are anti-corruption feats of Jonathan, Yar’adua  — not Buhari

Omokri: Nyame, Dariye convictions are anti-corruption feats of Jonathan, Yar’adua — not Buhari

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the Muhammadu Buhari administration should not take credit for the convictions of ex-governors Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye.Nyame was sentenced to 14 years in jail for diverting N1.64 billion as governor of Taraba while Dariye was handed a 16-year sentence for diverting N1.126bn from Plateau state's ecological funds.Omokri, in a statement [...]

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    N2.6bn ‘fraud’: Appeal court acquits Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG

N2.6bn ‘fraud’: Appeal court acquits Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG

Patrick Akpobolokemi, ex-director general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been acquitted of a N2.6 billion fraud charge by the Lagos division of the appeal court.Yargatta Nimpar, judge of the appeal court, upheld the no-case submission filed by Akpolokemi, after it was dismissed by a high court in October 2017.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in [...]

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    Yakasai: Jonathan’s Almajiri schools abandoned — that’s why we have more problems in the north

Yakasai: Jonathan’s Almajiri schools abandoned — that’s why we have more problems in the north

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says there are more problems in the north because the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not maintaining and funding the Almajiri schools built by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.In an interview with PUNCH, Yakasai lamented that the current administration is not taking measures to address these problems."There are some universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan administration. [...]

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    ‘Life worthless under Buhari’ — suspended APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan

‘Life worthless under Buhari’ — suspended APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan

Timi Frank, a suspended chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has apologised to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, alleging that life is worthless under President Muhammadu Buhari.Frank, one of the then opposition leaders who criticised Jonathan in the buildup to the 2015 election, conveyed his apology in an open letter.He explained that he apologised to Jonathan because events in the last [...]

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    The ‘grand’ in PDP/Jonathan’s legacy of corruption

The ‘grand’ in PDP/Jonathan’s legacy of corruption

“And the reason why we will talk about it is, first, we must let our people know that we cannot afford to go this way again. And this is the point we are making, that there is no country in the world, and we must know this; there is no country in the world that would allow its resources to [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan had vision for Nigeria but acknowledged he didn’t know economics

Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan had vision for Nigeria but acknowledged he didn’t know economics

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says former president Goodluck Jonathan, acknowledged that he did not know economics but had a clear direction of where he wanted to take Nigeria to.In her recently-released book on her role in the Jonathan administration, Fighting Corruption is Dangerous, Okonjo-Iweala narrated how she came to join Jonathan's team, after rejecting the same offer from [...]

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    Lai: Under Jonathan, Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will

Lai: Under Jonathan, Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will

Lai Mohammed, minister, says four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents strolled into Abuja, the nation's capital, at will.Former President Goodluck Jonathan was in charge of the country during that period.Speaking with journalists after a tour of major media houses in the US, Mohammed said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has defeated Boko Haram.He said residents of Maiduguri, capital of [...]

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