Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    Dasuki: I didn’t campaign for Buhari in 2015 as speculated

Dasuki: I didn’t campaign for Buhari in 2015 as speculated

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says he did not campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 as speculated. The former NSA said he played a role in the first attempt to merge the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) before the 2011 elections. But he said his involvement in that political process ended after [...]

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    Turaki released N200m out of N359m approved for townhall meetings, Jonathan’s ex-aide tells court

Turaki released N200m out of N359m approved for townhall meetings, Jonathan’s ex-aide tells court

Umar Tahir, an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has told the federal high court in Abuja that Taminu Turaki, former minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, released N200 million out of the N359 million budgeted for a security sensitisation programme in 2014. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Turaki on May 4, 2020 over allegations of [...]

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    14 ex-presidents back Adesina, warn against distracting AfDB

14 ex-presidents back Adesina, warn against distracting AfDB

A coalition of 14 former African presidents and a prime minister, totalling 15, have urged the US government to respect the governing systems of the African Development Bank (AfDB). In a statement on Friday, the leaders said the bank and its president, Akinwumi Adesina, should not be distracted at a time when the continent is battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The leaders -- [...]

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    Jonathan speaks about ‘one positive thing’ in Nigeria’s COVID-19 repsonse

Jonathan speaks about ‘one positive thing’ in Nigeria’s COVID-19 repsonse

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken about something he finds positive in Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during a webinar organised by the Kofi Annan Foundation on Friday, Jonathan said the efforts of state governors is commendable. The webinar monitored by TheCable was tagged: "Could democracy become the silent victim of COVID-19?" The former president said some African countries have good [...]

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    Jonathan: Why I’m staying away from politics

Jonathan: Why I’m staying away from politics

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he is staying away from partisan politics because of his non-governmental organisation (NGO). The former president established the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, which has peace building, national integration and democratic governance as its focus. Speaking at the inauguration of the state executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Sunday, Jonathan said through his [...]

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    Jonathan: I have no accounts or property abroad

Jonathan: I have no accounts or property abroad

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he has no accounts or property abroad. Jonathan made the comment in response to a report that the federal government has requested for the bank statements of public officers including his and his wife, Patience; former ministers of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and Rilwanu Lukman. The request was reported to have been made by Abubakar Malami, the attorney [...]

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    P&ID judgement: FG ‘requests’ Jonathan, Diezani’s bank statements

P&ID judgement: FG ‘requests’ Jonathan, Diezani’s bank statements

The federal government has requested for the account statements of some former public office holders to 10 banks. Bloomberg reports that the public officers include former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience; former ministers of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and Rilwanu Lukman. The banks listed include Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and New York branches of Deutsche Bank AG and United Bank for Africa [...]

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    Goodluck Jonathan, David Lyon and the folk-heroes within

Goodluck Jonathan, David Lyon and the folk-heroes within

BY WEALTH DICKSON OMINABO Goodluck Ebele Jonathan since leaving power in 2015 has been a great subject, an interesting lesson and a table of content for national discourse within Nigeria and abroad. His legacies, challenges in power and style of governance has been a recurring theme in Nigeria’s political discourse. A United States based think tank, Council for Foreign Relations, in [...]

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    ‘That’s your price for accusing Jonathan of corruption’ — Eedris Abdulkareem reacts to Sanusi’s dethronement

‘That’s your price for accusing Jonathan of corruption’ — Eedris Abdulkareem reacts to Sanusi’s dethronement

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    EFCC: We are still probing donations to Jonathan’s campaign

EFCC: We are still probing donations to Jonathan’s campaign

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is still investigating the funding for the 2015 presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan. According to PUNCH, Shehu Shuaibu, an EFCC investigator, said this on Tuesday during cross-examination in a money laundering case before the federal high court in Lagos. He said alleged donations into the bank account of Joint Trust Dimensions [...]

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    Obaseki hosts Jonathan, fires another shot at Oshiomhole

Obaseki hosts Jonathan, fires another shot at Oshiomhole

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of acting with impunity. Speaking when he hosted ex-President Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in Benin city, the state capital, Obaseki said the former president knows the importance of protocol unlike Oshiomhole "who disregards protocol anytime he visits the state". "It is really [...]

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    Jonathan: Diri worked as a commissioner when I was governor…  he’ll deliver

Jonathan: Diri worked as a commissioner when I was governor… he’ll deliver

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his support for Douye Diri, the new governor of Bayelsa state. In a statement on Friday, Jonathan said he trusts in Diri's ability to deliver, having worked closely with him. Diri was a commissioner when Jonathan succeeded Diepreye Alamieyeseigha as governor of Bayelsa. The former president, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had fallen out [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2013, Buhari asked Jonathan to resign over insecurity

FLASHBACK: In 2013, Buhari asked Jonathan to resign over insecurity

On Wednesday, the presidency took a jab at Enyinnaya Abaribe, minority leader of the senate, for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the growing insecurity in the country. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said such a call was foolish, and that there was no basis for Buhari to vacate office. “Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Insecurity not as bad as under Jonathan

Femi Adesina: Insecurity not as bad as under Jonathan

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says despite the growing insecurity in the country, security has improved under the Buhari administration. Adesina said while the latest bomb blast at a Borno mosque is regrettable, Nigeria used to experience as many as 10 bombings in a day before President Muhammadu Buhari took over from former president Goodluck Jonathan. The presidential spokesman said this on Sunday when [...]

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    Jonathan: I’m not under pressure to contest in 2023

Jonathan: I’m not under pressure to contest in 2023

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied the reports that he is under pressure to contest the 2023 presidential election. Jonathan made the denial through Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman. The former president said he is rather focused on promoting peace and sustainable democracy in Africa. Asked to comment on the reports of Jonathan contesting in 2023, Eze told TheCable: “There is nothing like that. [...]

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    Military contractor: US influenced Buhari to terminate our contract on rescue of Chibok girls

Military contractor: US influenced Buhari to terminate our contract on rescue of Chibok girls

Eeben Barlow, chairman of Specialised Tasks, Training, Equipment and Protection International (STTEP), a private army, has accused the US of influencing President Muhammadu Buhari to terminate the contract to rescue Chibok girls. Speaking in an interview with Al Jazeera, Barlow said Buhari did not have any choice but to end the contract because he came under pressure from the US - a [...]

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