Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Omokri: Nyame, Dariye convictions are anti-corruption feats of Jonathan, Yar’adua  — not Buhari

Omokri: Nyame, Dariye convictions are anti-corruption feats of Jonathan, Yar’adua — not Buhari

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the Muhammadu Buhari administration should not take credit for the convictions of ex-governors Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye.Nyame was sentenced to 14 years in jail for diverting N1.64 billion as governor of Taraba while Dariye was handed a 16-year sentence for diverting N1.126bn from Plateau state's ecological funds.Omokri, in a statement [...]

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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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    Segun Adeniyi speaks on ‘strategic miscalculation’ as Yar’Adua’s spokesman

Segun Adeniyi speaks on ‘strategic miscalculation’ as Yar’Adua’s spokesman

Olusegun Adeniyi, former spokesman of the late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, says he would have been a more effective spokesman if he was closer to Turai, his principal's wife.Adeniyi said this on Monday while speaking at a conference which the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) organised for the chief press secretaries to the governors of the 36 states.He said the fact [...]

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    N11trn ‘wastage’: SERAP asks ICC to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

N11trn ‘wastage’: SERAP asks ICC to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe the administrations of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar‘Adua and Goodluck Jonathan for allegedly wasting electricity funds.SERAP had accused the trio of squandering a total sum of N11 trillion meant for provision of electricity to Nigerians during their respective regimes - between 1999 [...]

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    I am a living witness of Obasanjo’s life, says Fayose

I am a living witness of Obasanjo’s life, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he is a "living witness" of the life of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.In an interview with PUNCH, Fayose described Obasanjo as an “opportunist who would rather put a weakling in position (of power)”.He said contrary to insinuations that he is attacking the former president, he is only saying things he knows about him.“I [...]

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    Buhari not as severely ill as Yar’Adua was, says Garba Shehu

Buhari not as severely ill as Yar’Adua was, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has said President Muhammadu Buhari's health situation cannot be compared to that of late president Umaru Yar'Adua.The presidential aide explained that it was misleading to compare Buhari’s case to that of Yar’Adua, adding that the circumstances were completely different.Shehu made the statement in reaction to an article speculating [...]

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    FLASHBACK: How Jonathan was unable to swear in a CJN when Yar’Adua was sick

FLASHBACK: How Jonathan was unable to swear in a CJN when Yar’Adua was sick

In 2009, when the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua travelled abroad for medical treatment, he refused to hand over power to former President Goodluck Jonathan, his deputy. As expected, this created a huge crisis, but what was to follow was nothing compared to the agitation for Jonathan to take over power.The Save Nigeria Group (SNG) under the leadership of Tunde [...]

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    Court: OBJ, GEJ must account for recovered loot

Court: OBJ, GEJ must account for recovered loot

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ruled that successive governments since 1999 erred by not publicising details of the stolen funds that have been recovered.The judgment was delivered by M.B. Idris, a justice, following a freedom of information suit no: FHC/IKJ/CS/248/2011 brought by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).Idris asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to “ensure that his [...]

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    Osinbajo: Jonathan, Yar’Adua didn’t build a single road

Osinbajo: Jonathan, Yar’Adua didn’t build a single road

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said that the federal government did not build “a single new road” in the last 10 years.The late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and former President Goodluck Jonathan presided over the country within that period.Speaking at the pastors and leaders retreat of the Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos, Osinbajo said corruption in the country [...]

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    [OBITUARY] Lukman, the man who dared GEJ

[OBITUARY] Lukman, the man who dared GEJ

President Goodluck Jonathan may pay the obligatory tributes to Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, who died at 75 on Monday in Austria, but he will not forget the former minister of petroleum resources in a hurry.In December 2009, when there was "power vacuum" in Nigeria as a result of illness to President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, there was a belief that certain people [...]

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    WHAT IF… Jonathan decides not to run in 2015?

WHAT IF… Jonathan decides not to run in 2015?

President Goodluck Jonathan can’t seem to win these days—and we don’t mean the war against Boko Haram. On the one hand he is being asked to stop declaring (a state of emergency in the north), while at the same time, he is being pressed to declare (his candidacy for 2015).Dates for Mr President’s declaration have been shifted every month since [...]

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    In memoriam: 5 things to remember Yar’Adua for

In memoriam: 5 things to remember Yar’Adua for

He seems gone and forgotten, but before former President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua died in May 2010, he had introduced some ideas into leadership that got us talking. We can argue over the importance of these gestures, but they were good ideas all the same.  Servant Leader. “The Servant Leader is Here.” That was the catch line from Alhaji Umaru Musa [...]

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