Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    Bakare: Buhari’s health has improved… he can seek re-election

Bakare: Buhari’s health has improved… he can seek re-election

Tunde Bakare, pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, says the health condition of President Muhammadu Buhari has improved and he can seek re-election if he desires.According to Guardian, the fiery preacher said this at a townhall meeting in London, on Saturday.“The president’s health has improved…he has a right to contest again if he wishes,” Bakare reportedly said.He was also said to have [...]

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    Jonathan: Implementation of APC restructuring report will move Nigeria forward

Jonathan: Implementation of APC restructuring report will move Nigeria forward

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the sincere implementation of the recommendations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) restructuring committee will move the nation forward.The committee led by Ahmad Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, submitted its report last week.Speaking when Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, led a delegation to the former president on Thursday, Jonathan said the implementation would also [...]

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    Ekweremadu to Buhari: Act like Jonathan… concede if you lose in 2019

Ekweremadu to Buhari: Act like Jonathan… concede if you lose in 2019

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to let go of power if he loses in 2019.Although Buhari is yet to make an official declaration for the 2019 race, there are signs that he is interested in seeking another term.The president has been holding meeting with top members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while his [...]

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    FLASHBACK: How Obasanjo ‘de-marketed’ Jonathan in 2013

FLASHBACK: How Obasanjo ‘de-marketed’ Jonathan in 2013

There are only three incumbent Nigerian presidents whom ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has not descended on heavily since he left as a military ruler in 1979. They are Sani Abacha, the late dictator who jailed him, apparently to shut him up; Ernest Shonekan, who spent just 82 days in office and himself. Of course, it would have been absurd for him [...]

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    $40m ‘fraud’: EFCC closes case against Jonathan’s cousin

$40m ‘fraud’: EFCC closes case against Jonathan’s cousin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has closed its case against Azibaola Robert, a cousin of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.The anti-graft agency presented 10 witnesses in court to establish the alleged diversion of $40million meant for the supply of tactical communication kits for special forces.Azibaola, Stella, his wife; and their company, One Plus Holdings; are facing a seven-count charge bordering [...]

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    Jonathan is one of the ‘poorest leaders’ in Africa

Jonathan is one of the ‘poorest leaders’ in Africa

Godknows Igali, former permanent secretary in the ministry of power, says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan left government broke but fulfilled.  Igali said contrary to the allegations that he enriched himself while in office, Jonathan is one of the poorest former leaders in Africa.He said the former number one citizen is still paying back funds borrowed to sponsor his re-election campaign back in [...]

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    Dear Nigerian youth, everything shouldn’t be about the hustle

Dear Nigerian youth, everything shouldn’t be about the hustle

Dear Nigerian youth,I will be brief.Hello from the “woke side”. I hate to knock your hustle, but you are about to give yourself up for conscription into an enchanted army of influencers and social media bugs again.You did the same thing in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election; you sold a septuagenarian from Katsina state as Mai Gaskiya; as [...]

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    Omokri: Jonathan treated herdsmen as terrorists

Omokri: Jonathan treated herdsmen as terrorists

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says herdsmen were decisively dealt with under his former principal.He said this in reaction to the statement of Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, that 756 people were killed during the period Jonathan was in office.Describing Adesina's comment as "mischevious", Omokri said Jonathan was not inactive in the face of the herdsmen [...]

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    QUESTION: First, Mbaka, now Bakare… why are Buhari’s friends turning against him?

QUESTION: First, Mbaka, now Bakare… why are Buhari’s friends turning against him?

“I love President Goodluck Jonathan and I used to be his ardent fan, but I want good for my people and that’s why I want Nigerians to vote out Goodluck Jonathan and vote General Muhammad Buhari. I don’t care if Buhari is a Muslim and from the north; all I care about is that Buhari can save Nigeria,” Ejike Mbaka, [...]

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    Jonathan to lead election observers to Liberia

Jonathan to lead election observers to Liberia

Former President Goodluck Jonathan will lead a United States’ National Democratic Institute (NDI) delegation to observe rerun presidential election in Liberia.The election slated for Tuesday is between  Joseph Boakai, incumbent vice-president, and George Weah, retired football star.While Boakai is of the Unity Party, Weah is running under the platform of Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).The NDI delegation consists of 35 political and civic leaders, elections [...]

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    EFCC detains wife of Jonathan’s late CSO over ‘N69bn fraud’

EFCC detains wife of Jonathan’s late CSO over ‘N69bn fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained Ngozi Olojeme, the widow of Felix Obuah, the late chief security officer of former President Goodluck Jonathan.Olojeme was deputy chairman, finance committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election.Quoting sources, PUNCH said the woman, who was chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) between 2009 and [...]

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    Omokri: Anyone accusing GEJ of squandering $65bn is ignorant

Omokri: Anyone accusing GEJ of squandering $65bn is ignorant

Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan on new media, says Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, is ignorant.Omokri said this in reaction to Amaechi's statement that former President Olusegun Obasanjo left $65 billion in the excess crude account (ECA) but it was frittered away under Jonathan's watch.TheCable fact-checked Amaechi's claim.In a statement on Wednesday, Omokri said when Amaechi was [...]

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    East-West road designed to fail, says minister

East-West road designed to fail, says minister

Usani Usani, minister of Niger Delta, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will prosecute 40 contractors for the delivering faulty designs on federal contracts including the East-West road, a project he says was designed to fail.The minister made this known while addressing state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting which was presided over by Vice President [...]

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    ‘Where’s the $65bn OBJ left in excess crude account?’ — Amaechi fires another shot at GEJ

‘Where’s the $65bn OBJ left in excess crude account?’ — Amaechi fires another shot at GEJ

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has fired yet another shot at former President Goodluck Jonathan.This comes less than a week after the minister said the time to stop blaming Jonathan had come.Speaking with NAN in Lagos, Amaechi said former President Olusegun Obasanjo left $65 billion in the excess crude account but it was frittered away.WHAT IS EXCESS CRUDE ACCOUNT?It [...]

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    GEJ, do yourself a favour; keep quiet

GEJ, do yourself a favour; keep quiet

Each time we mouth the cliche “our heroes past”, I wonder if we dig enough into the enormity of sacrifices made and how some of those heroes moved against established norms of debauchery for which they paid dearly, the supreme price.Each time I introspect on the events of the 70s, I shudder at the brutal murder of General Murtala Ramat [...]

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