Monday, February 10, 2020

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Jonathan at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Jonathan at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa, Abuja. Jonathan was ushered into the president’s office around 1:45pm. At the end of their meeting, which lasted about 10 minutes, Buhari saw him off to his office’s forecourt where the former president’s car was waiting. This is the second time both leaders would meet within three months. [...]

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    Gbadamosi: My statement linking Sowore’s release to attack on Jonathan mere suspicion

Gbadamosi: My statement linking Sowore’s release to attack on Jonathan mere suspicion

Babatunde Gbadamosi, former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos state, says his statement on the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki was quoted out of context. On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Sowore, pro-democracy activist, and Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Gbadamosi was reported to [...]

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    Like Goodluck, Buhari should be blamed for everything

Like Goodluck, Buhari should be blamed for everything

Some hours ago, on the inside of my house, I was watching a program on television and the video of what the chairman of the APC said during their last NEC meeting was played for the whole world to see and hear. Adams said and I quote, “It’s better for a ‘devil’ in our party to win than for an [...]

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    ‘His loyalty is to Nigeria’ — Omokri speaks on Jonathan hosting APC governors

‘His loyalty is to Nigeria’ — Omokri speaks on Jonathan hosting APC governors

Reno Omokri says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but that his loyalty is to Nigeria. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Omokri, a former aide of Jonathan, said the ex-president is, however, required to accept all Nigerians because of his role as an elder statesman. Omokri was reacting to the controversy sparked off after Jonathan hosted [...]

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    Jonathan: Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria

Jonathan: Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an exemplary man. Jonathan said this in a congratulatory message to Obasanjo on his 82nd birthday. Jonathan said Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria. He wished the elder statesman many more years on earth. "Baba, I rejoice with you today on the occasion of your 82nd birthday. Indeed, you have been a [...]

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    Atiku: Like we removed Jonathan, let’s vote out another incumbent president

Atiku: Like we removed Jonathan, let’s vote out another incumbent president

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he felt proud that an incumbent president was voted out by just the use of permanent voter card (PVC). President Muhammadu Buhari defeated ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who sought reelection in 2015. In a broadcast on Thursday, Atiku said Nigerians have the opportunity to repeat history during the presidential election rescheduled for February [...]

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    Garba Shehu blames Jonathan for Buhari’s delay in appointing ministers

Garba Shehu blames Jonathan for Buhari’s delay in appointing ministers

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has blamed ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for President Muhammadu Buhari's delay in appointing members of his cabinet. It took the president six months to unveil his cabinet and this attracted widespread criticisms. Speaking when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, on Monday, Shehu said the refusal of Jonathan's government to cooperate with the transition committee [...]

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    Omokri to Osinbajo: Don’t use Jonathan to divert attention from your indictment for corruption

Omokri to Osinbajo: Don’t use Jonathan to divert attention from your indictment for corruption

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of attempting to divert attention from the corruption allegation levelled against him by a house of reps panel. Omokri said this in reaction to allegations by Osinbajo that Jonathan president plunged Nigeria into debt. Osinbajo had said despite earning $381 billion from crude sale between 2010 and 2014, the [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Nigerians will have swollen pockets if money diverted under Jonathan is distributed

Oshiomhole: Nigerians will have swollen pockets if money diverted under Jonathan is distributed

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has taken another swipe at ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. He has repeatedly lampooned the Jonathan administration for allegedly plundering the nation's wealth. Oshiomhole's latest criticism came on Friday while addressing leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo. He said if the money allegedly diverted under the Jonathan-led regime is shared among Nigerians, everyone would be [...]

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    ‘We must get them back alive’ — Okonjo-Iweala describes Jonathan’s reaction to Chibok abduction

‘We must get them back alive’ — Okonjo-Iweala describes Jonathan’s reaction to Chibok abduction

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says contrary to claims of negligence, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was concerned about the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls. According to THISDAY, Okonjo-Iweala described Jonathan's reaction to the incident in her yet to be released book titled 'Fighting Corruption is Dangerous –The Story Behind the Headlines'. Jonathan has been accused of not acting promptly following the kidnap [...]

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‘Yardua, Jonathan unprepared for presidency’, ‘Odili blocked by PDP’ – Excerpts from late Matthew Mbu’s upcoming biography

Former presidents Umar Musa Ya’adua and Goodluck Jonathan have been described as inexperienced and unprepared for the rigours of the Nigerian presidency. This was the view of the late Matthew Mbu, Nigeria’s former permanent representative to the United Nations and foreign minister, in his autobiography entitled “Dignity in Service” due for public presentation next week in Abuja. Mbu inferred that due to [...]

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    $40m ‘fraud’: Jonathan’s cousin has case to answer, court rules

$40m ‘fraud’: Jonathan’s cousin has case to answer, court rules

A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Thursday ruled that Azibaola Robert, a cousin of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has to face at two-count charge. Nnamdi Dimgba, the presiding judge, sustained two of the 9-count amended charge of money laundering and criminal conspiracy preferred against Azibaola by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Azibaola was charged alongside his wife, Stella Azibaola [...]

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    Ahmadu Ali: Jonathan didn’t want to be Yar’Adua’s running mate

Ahmadu Ali: Jonathan didn’t want to be Yar’Adua’s running mate

Over the years, different narratives of how ex-President Goodluck Jonathan became running mate to late President Musa Yar’Adua in the 2007 elections, have surfaced. Ahmadu Ali, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the time, has given his own version of the story in an authotised biography. According to excerpts published in THISDAY, Jonathan initially turned down the offer of [...]

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    Amaechi: I could have been killed because of Buhari

Amaechi: I could have been killed because of Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he could have been killed during the fight to install President Muhammadu Buhari. Amaechi, who was director-general of the campaign team of Buhari, de-marketed former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was a threat to the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He attacked Jonathan in public and private and as the election drew near, there were [...]

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    Buhari: I went into a coma when Jonathan called me after election

Buhari: I went into a coma when Jonathan called me after election

President Muhammadu Buhari says he went "temporarily into a comma" when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan called him on phone to say he had conceded the 2015 election. Buhari said his predecessor had stayed long enough in office to have caused problems at the round off of the election. Buhari said however, Jonathan's decision to concede defeat was great. He added that he won the election [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Whose ‘handiwork’ is Kaduna-Abuja rail? Obasanjo or Jonathan?

FACT CHECK: Whose ‘handiwork’ is Kaduna-Abuja rail? Obasanjo or Jonathan?

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari was in Kaduna state to inaugurate new coaches and locomotives for the Abuja-Kaduna train service. The president, after the inauguration, took a train ride from Rigasa to Kakuri on the outskirts of Kaduna to inaugurate Nigeria’s first inland dry port. Commenting via Twitter, Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, asked Buhari to thank ex-President Goodluck Jonathan [...]

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