Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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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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    Jonathan leads mission to monitor South Africa’s general election

Jonathan leads mission to monitor South Africa’s general election

Former President Goodluck Jonathan arrived South Africa, on Wednesday, where he will lead an observer mission to monitor the country's general election scheduled for May 8.In a series of tweets, Jonathan said he would be heading the election observer mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).The former president said democracy in the continent of Africa "has [...]

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    Magu ‘diverting attention from corruption under Buhari’

Magu ‘diverting attention from corruption under Buhari’

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the claim that N1.3 trillion was stolen between 2011 and 2015 was untrue.In a statement on Tuesday, Omokri said the claim by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is an attempt to divert attention from a recent report of US State Department "which directly indicted" [...]

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    2019 elections and Jonathan’s sermons of peace

2019 elections and Jonathan’s sermons of peace

BY WEALTH DICKSON OMINABO Down the Southern part of Nigeria is a humble man with a temperament of peace. With a political philosophy of humanism, he goes about preaching peace to the world and urging his friends, brothers and of humanity to see peace as their kinsmen and harmony as their in- law. He is a fellow who lives out the attributes [...]

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    PHOTOS: Jonathan watches as Davido entertains crowd at Atiku’s Rivers rally

PHOTOS: Jonathan watches as Davido entertains crowd at Atiku’s Rivers rally

Former president Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Patience, were among thousands of supporters who received Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Monday.Also present at the rally are Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Uche Secondus, national chairman of the  PDP, among others.Music Star Davido was also on ground [...]

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    Calling political opponents liars, looters ‘could trigger violence’

Calling political opponents liars, looters ‘could trigger violence’

The conference for peaceful election organised by ex-President Goodluck Jonatahn has warned African politicians against referring to their opponents in "unsubstantiated" names.The conference, chaired by Abubakar Abdulsalami, former head of state and chairman of the National Peace Committee, was attended by over 500 participants,  including former heads of state, members of the diplomatic community, development partners, the police and civil society [...]

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    Partisanship will be a recipe for crisis, Jonathan warns INEC

Partisanship will be a recipe for crisis, Jonathan warns INEC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has warned the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be partisan in the forthcoming elections.He also asked politicians not to support actions that could instigate violence in the country.The former president said this at the peace conference organised by his foundation in Abuja, on Thursday."If people feel INEC and similar bodies are fair to all, [...]

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    Jonathan: Political office shouldn’t be used as instrument of punishment

Jonathan: Political office shouldn’t be used as instrument of punishment

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says political office should not be used as an instrument of punishment.Jonathan said this on Tuesday at the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Ox-bow Lake Pavillion in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital."Political office should not be used as instrument of punishment to the people," Jonathan said.He said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the [...]

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    Borno politicians ‘spinning fakes news for personal gains’

Borno politicians ‘spinning fakes news for personal gains’

The Arewa Youths Integrity Forum (AYIF) has accused politicians from Borno state of out churning out fake news just to create tension in the state.The youth group said it is unhappy over acts of "treachery and distortions by some political players in Borno State.AYIF said some politicians were taking advantage of the ongoing unrest in the state to enrich themselves [...]

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    Court orders seizure of assets belonging to Jonathan’s former campaign director

Court orders seizure of assets belonging to Jonathan’s former campaign director

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of assets belonging to Ngozi Olojeme, a former director of the campaign of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.The assets comprises of residential buildings, a hotel building, a bank building and lands among others.Olojeme, who also served as chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), has been accused of abuse [...]

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    ‘I’m not responsible for the failure of this govt’ — Jonathan blasts Garba Shehu

‘I’m not responsible for the failure of this govt’ — Jonathan blasts Garba Shehu

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says it is unfair to blame for him for the "failure" of President Muhammadu Buhari to inspire confidence in investors within his first six months in office.He said this while responding to the comments made by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, when he featured on Channels Television earlier on Monday.Shehu had said Jonathan directed members of his cabinet [...]

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    Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says President Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to the country.Jonathan said this on Sunday in a goodwill message to Buhari on his 76th birthday.He said the president has contributed much to the development of the country, having served in different offices.The former president prayed for good health and more productive years for Buhari."Yours has been [...]

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    Déjà vu: I fear it will be unto Buhari as it was unto Jonathan in 2015

Déjà vu: I fear it will be unto Buhari as it was unto Jonathan in 2015

There is a grand conspiracy. A plot hatched in the pits of despair and agony. There are three conspirators involved in this plot – the Nigerian people, top business executives and the international community.In this thrilling “scheme”, the Nigerian people are providing the hammer and the nail; business executives are providing the brick and mortar, while the international community is [...]

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    Vote Atiku so we can all have food to eat, says Jonathan

Vote Atiku so we can all have food to eat, says Jonathan

Former president Goodluck Jonathan says only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can feed Nigerians three times a day.Jonathan asked Nigerians to vote Atiku Abubakar, the party's presidential candidate in 2019, "so that all of us will have food to eat".Speaking at the flag-off of the 2019 presidential election campaign by the PDP, Jonathan said the northwest is the most populous part of Nigeria, [...]

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    GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

BY JONAH OBAJEUN‘My Transition Hour’ by GEJ is all that is needed now for Nigeria, for Nigerians, for PDP, for APC, for the third force (RIP), for the angry twittering young people, for 2019, for Atiku (runaway visitor-in-chief to the USA), for Obi, for Buhari, for Osinbajo (money sharer-in-chief). We are all still trapped in GEJ’s transition mood, in motion, [...]

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