Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    Jonathan: PDP has never deceived Nigerians… it’s the only stable party

Jonathan: PDP has never deceived Nigerians… it’s the only stable party

Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the only party that has not deceived Nigerians.Speaking at the party's elective convention at Abuja on Saturday, Jonathan said the PDP is the only stable party in the country.The former president said the party had done "extremely well in managing the affairs of this country".He said the PDP is the only [...]

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    PDP convention: Drama as security operatives bar Olisa Metuh from VIP section

PDP convention: Drama as security operatives bar Olisa Metuh from VIP section

Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was prevented from going into the state box of the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the party’s convention.After exchanging pleasantries with some people, Metuh headed towards the state box but the security personnel stopped him.A shouting match ensued but the operatives stood their ground, forcing the former image maker of the [...]

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    PDP convention: I don’t have preferred candidates, says Jonathan

PDP convention: I don’t have preferred candidates, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he has no preferred candidates in the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Saturday.Ninety-two aspirants have signified their intention to run for 23 offices in the convention.In a  statement issued on his behalf by Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, the former president expressed optimism that the convention would produce positive outcomes which would [...]

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    It’s time to stop criticising Jonathan’s govt, says Amaechi

It’s time to stop criticising Jonathan’s govt, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he agrees with those saying the current administration should stop criticising ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's government.Amaechi said it is time for the present government "to do our own" and "leverage on what we know".The minister said this on Wednesday when he received the report of the inter-ministerial committee for the finalisation of the Draft National [...]

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    Oyegun: Jonathan looked monumental corruption in the face and turned away

Oyegun: Jonathan looked monumental corruption in the face and turned away

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says former President Goodluck Jonathan was aware of the corruption in his administration but chose to ignore it.Oyegun said this an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on the sidelines of the launch of Bolaji Abdullahi’s book, ‘On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria’.According to him, Jonathan's refusal to fight [...]

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    Jonathan hits Shettima: You frustrated Boko Haram war, failed to secure Chibok girls

Jonathan hits Shettima: You frustrated Boko Haram war, failed to secure Chibok girls

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, of frustrating the war against Boko Haram during his administration.He said the governor exposed the girls of Chibok Secondary School to danger by failing to heed the federal government's directive to relocate them while writing the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASCE).Jonathan said this in reaction to Shettima's claim that [...]

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    Saraki: Jonathan not power hungry — but was unprepared for leadership

Saraki: Jonathan not power hungry — but was unprepared for leadership

Bukola Saraki, Senate President, said former President Goodluck Jonathan was never desperate for power but got there by providence.He said this on Thursday in Abuja at the unveiling of a book entitled 'On a Platter of Gold'. The book written by Bolaji Abudullahi, national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Saraki, who was the chief host of the occasion, said [...]

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    Abdullahi’s inside story on Jonathan

Abdullahi’s inside story on Jonathan

Of the three presidents who ruled Nigeria between 1999 and 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan appears, so far, to have been the subject of more controversial books than his two predecessors.Five notable books about or significantly touching on former President Obasanjo’s tenure are his memoir, My Watch; Olusegun Obasanjo: The Presidential Legacy (Vols. I & II) 1999-2007, by Ladipo Akinkugbe [...]

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    The Experiment: Like Jonathan, like Buhari, and now like Atiku

The Experiment: Like Jonathan, like Buhari, and now like Atiku

This past week was a very interesting one in the most recent history of the Nigerian state. Politically, it was Atiku and all the news around his much-anticipated "move" to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). On the flipside, we were treated to a luxurious wedding in faraway South Africa -- Banky W and Adesua.As it is with the politics of [...]

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    GEJ, Abdullahi, Oduah and the missing verses

GEJ, Abdullahi, Oduah and the missing verses

Even days ahead of its unveiling, a new book by ace journalist and APC spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, is surely stirring the political waters already. Since teasers began to appear in Simon Kolawole's TheCable last week, many can hardly wait anymore for tomorrow's presentation in Abuja to grab copy and see what fresh angles "On A Platter of Gold: How Jonathan [...]

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    SHOCKER: Yar’Adua ‘wanted Ibori as his vice-president’

SHOCKER: Yar’Adua ‘wanted Ibori as his vice-president’

It is common knowledge that the late President Umaru Musa Ya'Adua did not pick former President Goodluck Jonathan as his running mate in the 2007 presidential election.However, it has now been revealed that Yar'Adua's preference was James Ibori, who was then completing his second term as governor of Delta state.This is contained in a new book,  'On a Platter of [...]

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    Maryam Ali, wife of ex-PDP chairman, joins APC

Maryam Ali, wife of ex-PDP chairman, joins APC

Maryam Ali, wife of Ahmadu Ali, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).She announced her defection at a brief ceremony which held at the APC headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.Her husband was the director-general of the campaign organisation of former President Goodluck Jonathan.The woman said she was convinced that people would [...]

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    Jonathan: I won’t sleep well if PDP doesn’t return to power

Jonathan: I won’t sleep well if PDP doesn’t return to power

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the only thing that will make him sleep well is if the Peoples Democratic Party returns to power in 2019.The All Progressives Congress (APC) ended the 16-year reign of the PDP in 2015.Taking responsibility for the poor performance of the party in that election, Jonathan said his focus now is to take the PDP to [...]

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    Associates, business barons ‘abandon’ Jonathan on birthday

Associates, business barons ‘abandon’ Jonathan on birthday

Former President Goodluck Jonathan reached the milestone of 60 years on Monday, with congratulatory messages from President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and notably, former Senate president David Mark.Although it is unclear whether there will be a ball to mark the day, what was conspicuously missing today is the usual adulatory newspaper advertisement from the [...]

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    Jonathan: I got more support from south-east than south-south while in office

Jonathan: I got more support from south-east than south-south while in office

Goodluck Jonathan has said he got more support from the south-east than his region, south-south, when he served as Nigeria's President from 2010 to 2015.Jonathan said this on Thursday in Onitsha at the grand finale campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Anambra, Oseloka Obaze.He commended the people of south-east geopolitical zone, saying "I got more support [...]

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    Tinubu: Jonathan’s govt won gold medal in corruption — money ran away faster than Usain Bolt

Tinubu: Jonathan’s govt won gold medal in corruption — money ran away faster than Usain Bolt

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the Goodluck Jonathan administration won a gold medal in corruption.According to Tinubu, money "ran away" from Nigeria's coffers faster than Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt during the last administration.Tinubu said this on Thursday while giving a keynote speech at the presentation of 'Making Steady, Sustainable Progressive for Nigeria’s Peace [...]

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