Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    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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    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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