Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    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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    UK Guardian releases video used in ‘blackmailing’ Buhari in 2015

UK Guardian releases video used in ‘blackmailing’ Buhari in 2015

The UK Guardian has released a video of how Cambridge Analytica allegedly sought to influence the 2015 presidential election.In the video, graphically violent images were used to portray President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as a supporter of Sharia law who would brutally suppress dissenters and negotiate with extremist groups.Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower, had told [...]

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    Omokri: Huge amount of cash wasn’t found at Jonathan’s residence

Omokri: Huge amount of cash wasn’t found at Jonathan’s residence

Reno Omokri, ex-aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, says no cash what was found at any residence of Jonathan.He said this in reaction to a viral video on a purported raid of a residence of Jonathan where a huge amount of cash was found.In a statement on Tuesday, Omokri alleged that the video was circulated by agents of All Progressives [...]

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    Report: EFCC invites Okonjo-Iweala over $500m Abacha loot

Report: EFCC invites Okonjo-Iweala over $500m Abacha loot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly invited Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, to explain the withdrawal of $250 million from the $500 million recovered from the Sani Abacha family.In 2015, a sum of $250 million was released to the office of the national security adviser (NSA) for the procurement of arms and ammunition to equip security [...]

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    Jonathan’s former spokesman says APC will win in 2019

Jonathan’s former spokesman says APC will win in 2019

Ima Niboro, a former spokesman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win 2019 elections by a "sizeable margin" despite its challenges.Speaking with journalists at the weekend, Niboro said there is still time for ruling party to resolve grievances within it.The APC chieftain said his party " will pull off a major upset in Delta state" [...]

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    Jonathan: Forces of evil can’t limit Nigeria

Jonathan: Forces of evil can’t limit Nigeria

Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan says  Nigeria will overcome its challenges no matter what the forces of evil do.Jonathan said this in an Easter message on Friday.The former president appealed to Nigerians to live in unity."Easter is a time when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who died for the sin of the world," a statement posted [...]

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    Osinbajo: I won’t stop talking about corruption under Jonathan

Osinbajo: I won’t stop talking about corruption under Jonathan

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he will not stop talking about the corruption perpetrated under former President Goodluck Jonathan.He said this on Thursday at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos.He said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is determined to change the negative perception about Nigeria.“Let me say that when we began our journey in 2014, our party the APC was determined [...]

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    The recall of Jibrin and the fight against corruption

The recall of Jibrin and the fight against corruption

Muhammadu Buhari, once a military ruler of Nigeria, was finally elected President in 2015 after four grueling attempts. In between, he once wept in public to express his lamentation at the deepening leadership deficit in the country, but more fundamentally, the direct object of his regret was the failure to be elected as the leader widely believed to be equipped [...]

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    Jonathan: There’s a campaign to tarnish my reputation

Jonathan: There’s a campaign to tarnish my reputation

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says there is a campaign to tarnish his reputation.Jonathan, who is currently monitoring the presidential runoff election in Sierra Leone, said this less than a week after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo criticised the immediate past administration.Osinbajo had said Jonathan shared N150 billion two weeks to the 2015 elections.“In one single transaction, a few weeks to the 2015 [...]

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    ‘Nigeria is a big joke’ — Twitter reactions to release of Dapchi schoolgirls

‘Nigeria is a big joke’ — Twitter reactions to release of Dapchi schoolgirls

A bulk of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, were released on Wednesday.The schoolgirls, 110, were abducted on February 19 but only 91 have been confirmed released by the federal government.While some Nigerians expressed delight over their return, others accused the government of playing politics with the abduction.Below are some of [...]

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    Omokri: Osinbajo spreading lies! Jonathan did not share N150bn before 2015 polls

Omokri: Osinbajo spreading lies! Jonathan did not share N150bn before 2015 polls

Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, says a statement credited to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is false.On Monday, Osinbajo said Jonathan shared N150 billion two weeks before the 2015 polls.Reacting, Omokri said the "vice-president has again surrendered his lips to Satan to be used to spread slander and lies".The former presidency aide challenged Osinbajo to publish evidence that the [...]

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