Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    Jonathan: Obasanjo is the boss of bosses… ignore him at your peril

Jonathan: Obasanjo is the boss of bosses… ignore him at your peril

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as the “boss of bosses”, saying any politician who ignores the elder statesman does so at his own peril.Jonathan said this while speaking with Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, on the 2019 election.The immediate past president said the chances of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar were bright in the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    I’m under pressure to contest in 2019, says Jonathan

I’m under pressure to contest in 2019, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says people have been asking him to contest the 2019 election.In an interview with Dele Momodu, Ovation magazine publisher, the immediate past president said he is moved to tears seeing people shouting “GEJ, we want you back”.Jonathan, who ruled out the possibility of returning to office, said reflections on his achievements and mistakes make him sober.“I’m [...]

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    Avengers might be working for Jonathan, says Buhari’s aide

Avengers might be working for Jonathan, says Buhari’s aide

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says the fresh threats issued by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) may be as a result of the court invitation to former President Goodluck Jonathan.On Friday, the militants said they would resume attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta.Announcing a suspension of its ceasefire with the federal government, the [...]

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    Jonathan: We have to dream that we’ll catch up with the rest of the world

Jonathan: We have to dream that we’ll catch up with the rest of the world

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Africa has to begin to dream it will catch up with the rest of the world on technological advancement.Speaking at the 2017 roundtable of the African Presidential Leadership Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, he said there is a need to recognise the most brilliant students and focus on building them to bring about the development of [...]

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    ‘Memory loss’ hinders Dasuki from testifying in Metuh’s trial

‘Memory loss’ hinders Dasuki from testifying in Metuh’s trial

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), on Wednesday failed to testify in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party.Ahmed Raji, Dasuki's counsel, told the court that his client cannot testify at the sitting due to a loss of memory.He said having spent about two years in DSS custody, the ex-NSA needs [...]

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    Jega: Names of trees were on INEC register when I took over

Jega: Names of trees were on INEC register when I took over

Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says many fictitious names were on the register of the electoral body when he assumed office.In an interview with Jamie Hitchen, a policy researcher at Africa Research Institute, a not-for-profit group that was founded in 2007, Jega spoke on the steps he took to sanitise the commission.He said staff morale [...]

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    Reno Omokri asks Osinbajo: Are you still a pastor?

Reno Omokri asks Osinbajo: Are you still a pastor?

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo if he is still a pastor.Accusing Osinbajo of spreading lies against Jonathan, Omokri taunted the nation's number two citizen, saying "all liars shall have their place in the lake which burneth with fire and brimestone".He alleged that the vice-president attacked Jonathan in Lagos while speaking at ‘Greater Nigeria [...]

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    Metuh: I can never betray Jonathan, I only need him to prove my innocence

Metuh: I can never betray Jonathan, I only need him to prove my innocence

Olisa Metuh, former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said he would never allow himself to be used against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a seven-count charge of money laundering.He is alleged to have received N400 million meant for procurement of arms [...]

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    SHOCKER: Gwarzo pocketed N104m severance pay from SEC shortly after he was named DG

SHOCKER: Gwarzo pocketed N104m severance pay from SEC shortly after he was named DG

Mounir Gwarzo, director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), allegedly got a severance package of N104 million from the same commission shortly after he was named DG in 2015.He was an executive commissioner at SEC when former President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him to lead the commission on May 22, 2015.On assuming office as DG, he allegedly paid himself the [...]

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    Garba Shehu fingers Jonathan’s loyalists in Maina’s recall

Garba Shehu fingers Jonathan’s loyalists in Maina’s recall

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has described Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, as one of the “monsters created by the government of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan".He also said those loyal to Jonathan might have been the "invisible hand" behind his recall.Jonathan had appointed Maina as head of [...]

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    Adeosun: We have to spend $3bn refinancing debts inherited from Jonathan

Adeosun: We have to spend $3bn refinancing debts inherited from Jonathan

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says the federal government will spend $3 billion refinancing debts from the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.She said this while featuring on an Arise TV programme.The minister also said the $5.5 billion loan which President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking to get the approval of the national assembly for, is made up of two components - refinancing [...]

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    The problem with Nigeria: Letdown of leadership?

The problem with Nigeria: Letdown of leadership?

In the superlative piece of postcolonial literature called “Things Fall Apart,” late Chinua Achebe succinctly captured my burning reflection as I write on an issue that is so dear to my heart and so important to the continued existence of our greatly valued nation.He said and I quote to the letter: “It is totally false to suggest, as we [...]

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    Judge gives bailiff five days to serve Jonathan summons

Judge gives bailiff five days to serve Jonathan summons

Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court sitting in Abuja, has given the court bailiff five days to serve summons to former President Goodluck Jonathan.The judge also ordered that Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), be produced in court.Abang is presiding over the trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Metuh has been accused [...]

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    Jonathan absent as Metuh’s trial resumes

Jonathan absent as Metuh’s trial resumes

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is yet to appear as a witness in a money laundering case between the federal government and Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Okon Abang, the presiding judge of the federal high court in Abuja, had on Tuesday insisted that Jonathan must appear before the court as a witness in the [...]

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    ICYMI: You must appear in court over Metuh’s trial, judge tells Jonathan

ICYMI: You must appear in court over Metuh’s trial, judge tells Jonathan

A federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday held that former President Goodluck Jonathan must appear before the court on October 25 as a defendant witness in compliance with court order.On October 3, the court of appeal, Abuja, granted an application filed by Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to compel the ex-President to testify in the [...]

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    EU ‘did not favour’ Buhari during 2015 election

EU ‘did not favour’ Buhari during 2015 election

The European Union (EU) has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 presidential election.Santiago Fisas, the former chief observer of the 2015 EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), and member of the European Parliament, said this in Abuja on Sunday while making clarification on EU assessment of the 2015 elections.Fisas said the EU was more interested [...]

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