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    Jonathan: African politicians now staging civilian coups

Jonathan: African politicians now staging civilian coups

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with politicians to stop killing people for the sake of power.Speaking after he was honoured with an honorary degree of doctor of science at the 17th convocation of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state, on Saturday, the ex-president lamented the desperation among politicians.He said African politicians are systematically replacing military coups with civilian coups going by [...]

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    A lot is happening, why has Obasanjo stopped criticising Buhari? 

A lot is happening, why has Obasanjo stopped criticising Buhari? 

On December 12, 2013, I woke up to Olusegun Obasanjo’s ‘Before it is too late’; a caustic letter to former President Goodluck Jonathan. In the 18-page missive, Ebora Owu diced Jonathan like a sushi chef.Obasanjo delineated 10 reasons he chose to drag Jonathan before the public square for some good spanking. He said the former president ‘’must move away from [...]

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    Betrayal is the hallmark of PDP, says Sule Lamido

Betrayal is the hallmark of PDP, says Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, says it is a common thing for politicians made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to betray the party. Lamido said this in an interview with The Sun while commenting on the outcome of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa state.Reacting to calls for the suspension of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan over his [...]

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    We have no issues with Jonathan, says PDP

We have no issues with Jonathan, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has no issues with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the party's loss in the Bayelsa governorship election.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, said this during an interview with journalists after a meeting of the party’s national working committee (NWC) in Abuja, on Wednesday.There have been reports that Jonathan may face disciplinary action over his alleged [...]

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    ‘Your legacy of patriotism will continue to inspire generations’– Buhari hails Jonathan at 62

‘Your legacy of patriotism will continue to inspire generations’– Buhari hails Jonathan at 62

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Goodluck Jonathan, his predecessor, who clocked 62 on Wednesday, as a leader whose legacy of patriotism will continue to inspire generations. In a congratulatory message signed by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, Buhari lauded Jonathan for his good counsel to leaders in Nigeria and around the world since he left office. “President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with former President [...]

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    ‘Members who worked against PDP in Bayelsa should be punished’

‘Members who worked against PDP in Bayelsa should be punished’

Aminu Yakudima, a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the north, says the party should punish those who worked against its interest in Bayelsa state.David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged winner in the election with 352,552 votes to defeat Douye Diri, candidate of the PDP, who polled 143,172 votes.The APC's victory broke the 20-year [...]

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    APC leaders: Why we visited Jonathan in Bayelsa

APC leaders: Why we visited Jonathan in Bayelsa

Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum; led some leaders of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa to the residence of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Monday.Sylva's delegation visited Jonathan less than 24 hours after the ex-president played host to some leaders of the ruling party, including two governors.While supporters of the party were celebrating [...]

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    PHOTOS: Jonathan hosts APC governors in Otuoke

PHOTOS: Jonathan hosts APC governors in Otuoke

Former President Goodluck Jonathan hosted two governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his residence in Otuoke, Bayelsa state, on Sunday.They are Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state and Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi.Badaru is the chairman of the APC campaign council for the Bayelsa governorship election, while Bagudu is also on the campaign.Ita Enang, a former presidential [...]

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    ‘It’s an indictment on INEC’ — Jonathan speaks on delayed voting

‘It’s an indictment on INEC’ — Jonathan speaks on delayed voting

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the delayed voting exercise at his polling unit is an indictment on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).He said this while addressing journalists after casting his vote in the Bayelsa governorship election.Jonathan and Patience, his wife, voted at ward 8, polling unit 39, Otuoke, Ogbia local government area of the state.INEC officials arrived at Jonathan's [...]

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    Jonathan: When votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs like dogs

Jonathan: When votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs like dogs

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says when citizens' votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs.He described the signals coming from Kogi and Bayelsa states as "disturbing".He said people are already being killed before the governorship elections scheduled for Saturday.Jonathan spoke in Port Harcourt during the presentation of a book by Gabriel Toby, a former deputy governor of Rivers, on [...]

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    Christopher Kolade: Jonathan’s transformation agenda failed because it wasn’t people centred

Christopher Kolade: Jonathan’s transformation agenda failed because it wasn’t people centred

Christopher Kolade, former Nigerian high commissioner to the United Kingdom, says the transformation agenda of former President Goodluck Jonathan failed because it was not centred around the people.Kolade spoke at a capacity-building workshop organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria in collaboration with the office of the head of the civil service of the federation in Abuja, [...]

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    Direct your insults at Buhari NOT Jonathan, PDP tells APC

Direct your insults at Buhari NOT Jonathan, PDP tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to redirect its invective on former President Goodluck Jonathan at President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.The party was reacting to a statement by the APC that the former president should not have denied the allegation that he rejected the British government's proposal to help rescue some of the [...]

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    APC to Jonathan: You shouldn’t have replied Cameron… Nigerians know about your negligence

APC to Jonathan: You shouldn’t have replied Cameron… Nigerians know about your negligence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says former President Goodluck Jonathan should not have responded to the allegations of David Cameron, former UK prime minister.In his new book entitled: "For the Record", Cameron had accused Jonathan of not allowing the British government rescue some of the Chibok school who were kidnapped on April 14, 2014.But the former president described Cameron as [...]

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    Jonathan: I fired my service chiefs twice in five years

Jonathan: I fired my service chiefs twice in five years

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says he fired his service chiefs twice between 2010 and 2015 when he presided over the country.Jonathan said this while responding to some allegations in the memoir of David Cameron, ex-British prime minister.Cameron had accused the Nigerian leader of frustrating the efforts to release the schoolgirls Boko Haram abducted in Chibok, Borno state, 2014.He also said the [...]

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    ‘You are a liar’ — Jonathan fires back at David Cameron

‘You are a liar’ — Jonathan fires back at David Cameron

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the public to take the claim in "For The Record", the memoir of David Cameron, former UK prime minister, with "a grain of salt".In the book, Cameron had said some British troops spotted the location of the abducted Chibok girls and offered to help in rescuing them but Jonathan refused.TheCable had earlier contacted Jonathan to [...]

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    Four years too short for any leader to make impact, says Jonathan

Four years too short for any leader to make impact, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the four-year tenure is too short for any president to make meaningful impact on the country.Jonathan said this at the constitutional term limits summit taking place in Niamey, Niger Republic, on Wednesday. The event was covered by TheCable.He said elections are expensive and that they constitute a distraction to performance."When Professor Wade (Senegal) was in [...]

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