Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    Insecurity getting worse under Buhari, says Jonathan

Insecurity getting worse under Buhari, says Jonathan

Less than 24 hours after ex-President Olusgeun Obasanjo raised the alarm over the high level of insecurity in the country, former President Goodluck Jonathan lent his voice to the same issue.When he paid a condolence visit to Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Tuesday, the ex-president said insecurity is getting worse under President Muhammadu Buhari.Although [...]

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    Garba Shehu: We are still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu: We are still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the Buhari-led administration is still negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of Chibok girls. The insurgents kidnapped 276 female students from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state on April 14, 2014.The federal government had secured the release of some of the girls.In her newly published book titled ‘Beneath [...]

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    Jonathan: Solution to Nigeria’s problems is in Confab report

Jonathan: Solution to Nigeria’s problems is in Confab report

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has again called for the implementation of the 2014 national conference.Speaking at the public presentation of a book by Femi Okurounmu, a former senator, Jonathan said his administration inaugurated the national dialogue to reconcile ethnic differences, heal old wounds and promote peace.The conference was chaired by late Idris Kutigi, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).He said [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery, iPhone

Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery, iPhone

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture of jewellery and a customised gold iPhone, belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) valued the items at $40 million.At the court on Friday, Nicholas Oweibo, a judge, ordered the temporary seizure of the items following an ex parte application moved by Rotimi Oyedepo, [...]

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    Omokri: Jonathan approved N100bn loan for cattle ranches

Omokri: Jonathan approved N100bn loan for cattle ranches

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has tackled Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, for saying Jonathan budgetted N10 billion for Ruga settlement.In a statement on Tuesday, Omokri said the former president approved N100 billion loan for states who wished to build cattle ranches for "modern processing" of beef.Omokri said the Ruga initiative did not originate from Jonathan's [...]

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    Omokri just ’embarrassing Jonathan’

Omokri just ’embarrassing Jonathan’

A group known as The Global Economic Policy Initiative (GEPIn) says Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is embarrassing the former president with his statements.In a statement on Wednesday, Bernard Okri, president of the group, accused Omokri of issuing misleading statements on behalf of Jonathan.In a bid to refute a claim by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that Nigeria [...]

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    ‘Osinbajo lies as much as the devil’ — Reno Omokri defends Jonathan

‘Osinbajo lies as much as the devil’ — Reno Omokri defends Jonathan

Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, has described Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president, as a man who lies as much as the devil he preaches against.Omokri made this statement in reaction to comments made by the vice president during a visit to the United States.On Monday, Osinbajo told Nigerians in New York that Nigeria had about 112.7million people [...]

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    ‘My heart bleeds’ — Jonathan speaks on Ethiopian coup attempt

‘My heart bleeds’ — Jonathan speaks on Ethiopian coup attempt

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he feels saddened when there is unnecessary and avoidable bloodshed.Jonathan was reacting to the attempted coup in Ethiopia which led to the death of Seare Mekonnen, chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, and Ambachew Mekonnen, regional governor of Amhara, among others.In a series of tweets on Sunday, the former president said nobody's political ambition is worth [...]

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    Jonathan gets international appointment

Jonathan gets international appointment

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has emerged chairman of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP), a body made up of mainly African former presidents. Jonathan assumed this role on Friday during the international leadership conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.While delivering a keynote address at the conference, the former Nigerian president called on the African Union (AU) to set minimum acceptable standards for appointing the [...]

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    ‘Daddy, we are leaving here on May 29′ — Adoke reveals Dudafa’s role in Jonathan’s concession

‘Daddy, we are leaving here on May 29′ — Adoke reveals Dudafa’s role in Jonathan’s concession

“So, it was at that point, when the president was still agitated that a fine young man, the special assistant to the president on domestic matters, Dudafa shouted from the back and said ‘Daddy, we are leaving here on the 29th of May’.Adoke also spoke of how Patience Jonathan, wife of the former president, abused him when her husband’s defeat [...]

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    Obasanjo, Jonathan absent at Buhari’s inauguration

Obasanjo, Jonathan absent at Buhari’s inauguration

Ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan are absent at Eagle Square, Abuja, where President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo are taking oath of office for their second term.The former presidents had endorsed Atiku Abubkar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general election.Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has administered the oath of [...]

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    Jonathan: We shouldn’t have a repeat of 2019 elections

Jonathan: We shouldn’t have a repeat of 2019 elections

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria should modify its laws such that the 2023 elections would not be a "repeat of what happened in 2019".Jonathan made this known during a public lecture and presentation of a book titled "Excellence in Governance and Creativity: Legal Essays".The book was dedicated to Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor.Referring to newly elected members [...]

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    ‘We expected bribery allegation against Jonathan after S’Africa election duty’

‘We expected bribery allegation against Jonathan after S’Africa election duty’

Ikechukwu Eze, media adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says the bribery allegation against his principal was expected after his election duty in South Africa.In a statement on Saturday, Eze said the former president did not ask for or receive any bribe in regards to the controversial OPL 245 oil deal.Documents reportedly filed at a London court by the federal [...]

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    OPL 245: Jonathan, Diezani conspired to receive bribe, FG tells London court

OPL 245: Jonathan, Diezani conspired to receive bribe, FG tells London court

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    Jonathan: People will one day use their votes to remove bad leaders

Jonathan: People will one day use their votes to remove bad leaders

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says improving the standard of elections in Africa will encourage people use their votes to remove bad leaders.Speaking to the SABC News at the Independent Electoral Commission’s Results Operation Centre in Pretoria, Jonathan said the electoral umpire plays an important role in ensuring safe and successful elections.The former president, who is leading an observer mission of [...]

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    Jonathan: Yar’Adua gave hope to Nigerians

Jonathan: Yar’Adua gave hope to Nigerians

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says late President Umaru Yar'Adua was selfless leader who placed national interest over personal and ethnic gains.Jonathan said this in a series of tweets to mark the ninth anniversary of the demise of the late president.Yar'Adua died in 2010 and Jonthan, who was then vice-president, succeeded him.The former president described Yar'Adua as a man with a [...]

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