Friday, April 5, 2019

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    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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    Lawless leaders cannot produce law-abiding citizens

Lawless leaders cannot produce law-abiding citizens

In leadership and nation-building, like begets like. The leaders determine the kind of citizens that a nation would have in her possession. If the leaders are lawless, it is impossible for the citizens to be law-abiding. It is hypocrisy for leaders to make the laws that they aren’t going to submit to. The law that binds that led should be [...]

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    Soyinka: Obasanjo, Jonathan were poor in managing human disasters

Soyinka: Obasanjo, Jonathan were poor in managing human disasters

Wole Soyinka, foremost Nigerian playwright and political activist, says former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were poor in managing human disasters when both men governed Nigeria.While addressing his audience on Thursday at a dialogue organised by Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism in Lagos, the Nobel laureate accused Obasanjo of neglecting the plight of victims of the Ikeja [...]

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    Omokri: Jonathan, who was called ‘weak’, would sack an IGP that disobeys his order

Omokri: Jonathan, who was called ‘weak’, would sack an IGP that disobeys his order

Reno Omokri, former media aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for being "unaware" that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, did not obey his order to relocate to Benue.The president had asked Idris to move to Benue after 73 persons were killed in herdsmen-farmers clashes in January, but during his visit to the state on Monday, the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Jonathan on duty in Sierra Leone

PHOTOS: Jonathan on duty in Sierra Leone

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is currently in Sierra Leone as head of Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) election observers.Ahead of the election slated for Wednesday, the Nigerian leader presided over his mission’s initial briefing and orientation programme in Freetown, capital of the country.Jonathan has led observers to different African countries.Below are pictures of him in the West [...]

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    Jonathan, Obasanjo sit side by side in church

Jonathan, Obasanjo sit side by side in church

Former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo sat next to each other at Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke in Bayelsa state, on Sunday.Both men are of the Anglican fold.Seriake Dickson, governor of the state and top officials of the Bayelsa state government joined the ex-presidents during the service presided over by James Oruwori, bishop of Ogbia.While welcoming Obasanjo to his [...]

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    Jonathan taunts APC: Propaganda may help you win election but you can’t govern with it

Jonathan taunts APC: Propaganda may help you win election but you can’t govern with it

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has taken a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying even if a party wins through propaganda, it can not govern with it.Speaking when he received leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, Jonathan said the APC had failed to fulfil its promise to Nigerians.He also charged the PDP [...]

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    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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