Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tag "Goodluck Jonathan"

    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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    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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