Tag Archives: Goodluck Jonathan

Muhammadu Buhari

After 30 years, Buhari returns to power as Nigeria’s elected president

Nearly 30 years after he was ousted from power, and after three failed attempts to return, Muhammadu Buhari, one of Nigeria’s oldest former army generals and dictator, who embraced democracy and politics at the break of the 21st century, was sworn into office today as the nation’s 15th leader. At…

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A New Dawn In Nigeria: Buhari In, Jonathan Out

At exactly 10:45 A.M. Friday, May 29, Muhammadu Buhari mounted the podium to take his oath of office and that of allegiance, effectively becoming President of Nigeria, Africa's largest democracy. That moment also ended the reign of Goodluck Jonathan as leader of the most populous black nation on earth. Vice…

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Otuoke gets ready to receive Jonathan in ‘Home of Goodluck’

It was the clatter of raindrops on gleaming zinc roofs that punctuated the extended silence in Otuoke on Thursday afternoon. Before the rains, the Bayelsa community had seemed oblivious of the impending return of one of its illustrious sons - save for the half-hearted renovation works at the Dame Patience…

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PHOTO NEWS: Jonathan takes Buhari on tour of Aso Rock

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday took his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, on a tour of Nigeria's presidential palace, which will be his home in the next four years. The tour also defined Mr. Jonathan's last moments at  Aso Rock. After the tour, Mr. Jonathan, at a brief ceremony, passed a…

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Buhari commends Jonathan for choosing “path of honour”

Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday said that outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan, could have made things difficult by refusing to accept the outcome of the election, but rather choose the path of honour. Mr. Buhari said Mr. Jonathan’s decision to make the telephone call to him changed the course of…

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Buni TV: ‘Aso Villa to Otouke’ by Jonathan

A comical musical remix of Akon's 'Ghetto' by Goodluck Jonathan https://youtu.be/74ySKyUULug

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Jonathan bags Peace Award for conceding defeat to Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan was on Tuesday honoured with another award of "Peace Loving Global Citizen" for his decision to accept the result of the 2015 Presidential poll. The award was presented to the President by the Universal Peace Federation(UPF) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking at the event, President Jonathan…

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I’ll be a peace advocate after leaving office – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said he would be an advocate of peace in the country after leaving office. The president said this when The Apostolic Church Nigeria, FCT Field, presented him with the “2015 Epitome of Peace Award’’ at the State House in Abuja. Mr. Jonathan thanked the church…

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Buhari confirms APC’s claim, says Jonathan’s team yet to brief incoming govt

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday confirmed claims by his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the incoming administration has yet to receive any briefing from the Goodluck Jonathan government as the country prepares for the transfer of power in a week. Mr. Buhari opened up while receiving the…

Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala urges staff to support incoming administration

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday urged members of staff of the ministry to support the incoming administration for the growth of the country. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala said this at a send-off ceremony organised for her and the minister of state for finance at the ministry in Abuja. She…

President Goodluck Jonathan and President-Elect General Muhammadu Buhari during their meeting today at the Aso Villa

Nigeria would’ve been in crisis if Jonathan disputed elections – Buhari

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has again commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat at the March 28 polls. Mr. Buhari, who gave the commendation in Abuja on Thursday when he received Nigerien President Issoufou Mahamadou, said Mr. Jonathan's action turned around Nigeria's nervous political process. He said: “The Nigerien president…

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Jonathan asks Nigerians, International Community to support Buhari’s administration

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday asked Nigerians and the international community to support the administration of the incoming President, Muhammadu Buhari, to enable him deliver on his promises. The president made the request as he received members of the African Ambassadors Group, who were on a farewell and solidarity…

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Jonathan would’ve suffered worse defeat if we didn’t help – Fani-Kayode

Former minister and spokesperson for President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign, Femi Fani-Kayode, has debunked claims that hate campaign by some members of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation caused the party’s defeat at the March 28 presidential election. Mr. Fani-kayode, who served as Director of Media and Publicity of the organisation, spoke with…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Abacha Loot: Inside the secret deal Jonathan authorized to shield ex-dictator’s family from prosecution

For allegedly helping their father plunder Nigeria of an estimated $5 billion in the 1990s, Mohammed and Abba Abacha, and other relatives of the late dictator, Sani Abacha, have been rewarded by the Nigerian government. A secret deal between the government and the Abachas, wants the family to return part…

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Jonathan signs Criminal Justice Bill into law

President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2015 into law. The bill, which was passed by the Senate on May 5, seeks to among others things, address the problem of delayed criminal trials. Reuben Abati, President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in…

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As Senator, I’ll expose anybody that offers bribe to me, my colleagues – Ben Bruce

​A ​Senator-elect from Bayelsa State, Ben Murray-Bruce, has vowed to expose anyone who offers him or any other Senators bribe. Mr. Murray-Bruce is part of the eighth Senate due for inauguration early June. He said as Senator, he will expose any offer of “Ghana-Must-Go” to him or his colleagues. Ghana-Must-Go…

Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala tackles critics, says Jonathan administration leaving behind solid economic legacies

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said despite the current economic challenges the country is facing, the Goodluck Jonathan administration would be leaving some solid economic legacies after it bows out on May 29. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala dismissed allegations that the country’s economy was in ruins. She said such claims…

President Goodluck Jonathan and President-Elect General Muhammadu Buhari during their meeting today at the Aso Villa

I expect Buhari administration to persecute my ministers, aides – President Jonathan

Less than three weeks before he leaves office, President Goodluck Jonathan has said he expects his ministers and aides to be “persecuted” after his tenure. Mr. Jonathan, whose administration witnessed several corruption scandals, stated this on Sunday at a thanksgiving service organized in his honour at the Anglican Church, Life…

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Nigerian wheat farmers seek ban on product importation

The Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN) in Kano State has called on the incoming administration to ban the importation of wheat in the country. The state Chairman and Deputy National President of WFAN, Faruk Rabi’u, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano…

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Fugitive Nigerian-senator elect vows not to travel to US to face drug charges

The fugitive senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, has vowed never to travel to the US where he is wanted for drug-related offences. Mr. Kashamu, elected to represent Ogun East Senatorial District, restated his claim that he was innocent of the drug charges and had been cleared of same by a British court.…

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Boko Haram: How Abuja Minister, Bala Mohammed, sacked, humiliated IDPs to please President Jonathan

On a Tuesday morning, as the neighbourhood awakened, Mary Paul, pregnant with her seventh child, sat on the pavement at the front of her ramshackle makeshift apartment with a list in her hand as she watched one of her children munch a stick of boiled corn for her breakfast. Behind…

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Ex-militants in Akwa Ibom plead for inclusion Jonathan’s pipeline surveillance contract

Members of the Akwa Ibom State Ex-Militants Forum on Thursday called for their inclusion in the Oil and Gas Pipeline and Waterways Surveillance (OGPWS) contract awarded by President Goodluck Jonathan to former militants. The ex-militants made the call in a letter jointly signed by the Chairman of the forum, Kingsley…

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Jonathan, PDP frustrating transition process — APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to call his aides to order to stop them from overheating the polity with their incautious statements, especially relating to the transition of power. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the…

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Jonathan Vs. National Assembly: Supreme Court halts ongoing Constitution Amendment

Nigeria's highest court, the Supreme Court, on Thursday ordered the Federal Government and the National Assembly to maintain status quo in the ongoing constitutional amendment exercise. The court ruled in a suit brought by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, against the two chambers…

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INTERVIEW: Jonathan is a disappointment – ex-militant leader, Boyloaf

A former militant leader in the Niger Delta, Ebikabowei Victor Ben, a.k.a General Boyloaf, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES’ Aderonke Ogunleye about the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, and the incoming Muhammadu Buhari government. Boyloaf says the oil rich Niger Delta did not benefit from the Jonathan Presidency. He pledges…