Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "Jonathan"

    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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    $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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    Criticised Buhari, opposed Saraki’s acquittal… five controversies of Obono-Obla

Criticised Buhari, opposed Saraki’s acquittal… five controversies of Obono-Obla

You can't list 10 aides of President Muhammadu Buhari who are active in the media without mentioning the name Okoi Obono-Obla.The lawyer from Cross River state, who until his suspension on Sunday, was the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, featured in the news regularly.“I am humbled by my appointment and by the fact that the president considers me [...]

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    Of Nigeria’s ‘most pernicious vermin’

Of Nigeria’s ‘most pernicious vermin’

The part of this headline in inverted commas is not original. I borrowed it from one of the most memorable lines in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, a satirical exploration of the virtues and vices that dot the lives of mortals in Western Europe of the 18th Century.But more than one recent events in our national life have reminded me of [...]

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    Six things to know about the Malabu oil deal

Six things to know about the Malabu oil deal

On Wednesday, the house of representatives asked ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to testify in its investigation of the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245 to Malabu Oil and Gas.OPL 245 is an oilfield in the Niger Delta. It has about nine billion barrels of crude oil, estimated to worth half a trillion dollars. The sale of the block, which is [...]

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Reps ask Jonathan to testify in probe of Malabu deal

The house of representatives ad hoc committee probing the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245 to Malabu Oil and Gas has asked ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to testify in the ongoing investigations.The committee said in the interest of "thoroughness, natural justice and fair play", it was imperative that evidence should be taken from the former president.In a statement, the panel [...]

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    Oditah: Why LADOL filed to withdraw maritime suit against Jonathan’s govt

Oditah: Why LADOL filed to withdraw maritime suit against Jonathan’s govt

Fidelis Oditah, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has explained why his client, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), decided to withdraw a suit filed against the Goodluck Jonathan administration as regards maritime operations in the country.Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, Oditah, who is also a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England, said LADOL's decision to withdraw the [...]

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    OBITUARY: Adebayo, the man who joined the army long before Obasanjo but got sacked by Jonathan

OBITUARY: Adebayo, the man who joined the army long before Obasanjo but got sacked by Jonathan

We would find them in dreams, we would cast them in the castles of our imaginations, their prints will forever be in our memories. Victor or villain, men like Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, may never walk our streets again!Made from the finest brewery of men, washed  in the purest rivers of character, Adebayo is proof that the bravest and weakest of [...]

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    Fashola: Oil prices drove Nigeria’s growth under Jonathan – NOT his policies

Fashola: Oil prices drove Nigeria’s growth under Jonathan – NOT his policies

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the past government led by Goodluck Jonathan cannot say it is responsible for Nigeria's growth over the past decade.Fashola said the growth over the past decade was driven by high oil prices, not any economic policy implemented by the Jonathan administration.The former governor said even Donald Trump who just won the [...]

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    Niger Delta Avengers are criminals, says MEND

Niger Delta Avengers are criminals, says MEND

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