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President Muhammadu Buhari receiving handover notes from former president, Goodluck Jonathan

Ignore calls for Jonathan’s arrest, CAN tells Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Government to ignore calls for the arrest of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The association said the calls were coming from “mischievous Nigerians”, and were aimed at throwing the country into "chaos". "Such call will only set a wrong precedence…

Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja

Family of detained ex-President Jonathan’s cousin demands his release

The family of Azibaola Robert, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has told the EFCC to charge him to court or release him unconditionally. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the family made the demand at a news conference in Lagos on Sunday. Mr. Robert, the Managing Director…

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Electing Sheriff National Chairman will be disastrous, Okupe tells PDP

An aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has called on leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, not to elect Ali Modu Sheriff the party's chairman. Mr. Okupe said electing the controversial Borno politician would mean repeating the mistake the party made in adopting Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan with Founder of The Walk Free Foundation, Andrew Forrest poring over the 2016 Global Slavery Index

Ex-President Jonathan endorses effort to end modern slavery

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday met with the founder of The Walk Free Foundation, a prominent anti-modern slavery body, Andrew Forrest, in efforts to promote liberty in Africa and other parts of the world. The foundation, which publishes Global Slavery Index to increase awareness of the problem of modern…

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Amnesty Scam: EFCC Arraigns two former aides to Kingsley Kuku

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, arraigned Henry Ugbolue and Lawrence Pepple, both former aides to the former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, Kingsley Kuku, before the Federal Capital Territory High Court. They were arraigned on two separate charges bordering on criminal conspiracy, false…

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Ex-President Jonathan’s top aide, Waripamowei Dudafa, arrested at Lagos airport

Nigerian security operatives have arrested a former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Matters, Waripamowei Dudafa, while attempting to travel out of the country through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. A source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Dudafa was on…

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Two months after confessing to perjury, ex-PDP secretary, Aluko, reconciles with Fayose

Tope Aluko, a former secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, who revealed how former President Goodluck Jonathan gave the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, several millions of dollars and military support to help rig the 2014 governorship election in the state, has reconciled with the governor. Lere Olayinka, the…

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2015 Election: Presidential, National Assembly results from Nigeria’s South South inflated – Report

The results of the 2015 Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly elections from the South-South region of the country were probably inflated by officials of Independent National Electoral Commission, a report released by a civil society coalition, Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, says. TMG is Nigeria’s foremost election observation group. The report…

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Chibok schoolgirls not missing; it’s all sham – Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has dismissed claims that over 200 Chibok school girls were truly abducted by Boko Haram militant group and have been missing since. Mr. Fayose, in a video clip posted on YouTube, Wednesday, said the girls would never be found because “What is not…

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INTERVIEW: Real reason Jonathan lost 2015 presidential election – Ibrahim Mantu

In this second and final part of his interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed and Adebayo Hassan, a former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu spoke about a wide range of issues, including why former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election.  Sam Akpe, a veteran National Assembly reporter and editor…

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Jonathan only called me 19 days after Chibok girls’ abduction — Borno Governor

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Monday said for 19 days after over 200 girls were abducted from their dormitory in Chibok, former President Goodluck Jonathan failed to call him or any official of the state government to make enquiry or empathise with the state over the incident. Mr. Shettima…

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My abductors treated me well – Jonathan’s uncle

Inegite Jonathan, 72, uncle and foster father to former president Goodluck Jonathan, says his abductors treated him well. The Septuagenarian told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Bayelsa that his abductors gave him a preferential treatment before setting him free. The older Jonathan was abducted by gunmen…

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Freed Jonathan’s uncle narrates ordeal in kidnappers’ den to former president

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle, who was abducted by gunmen on February 17, has narrated his experience at the hands of his kidnappers. Inegite Jonathan, 72, opened up on his ordeal to the former leader who was one of many callers who thronged his at Otuoke, Bayelsa State, family sources…

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Ex-President Jonathan named in statement ‘torn’ by Metuh — EFCC

A staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has told a court that a written statement allegedly volunteered by the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, was destroyed by Mr. Metuh partly because it made references to former President Goodluck Jonathan. Junaid Said told the…

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Jonathan’s former ADC held on Army’s directive – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the Aide de Camp to former President Goodluck Jonathan was being held on the instructions of the Nigerian Army. Ojogbane Adegbe, a colonel, has been detained since February 11, his lawyer said. Mr. Adegbe is challenging his arrest and continued…

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How 3 Nigerian Presidents wasted N247 billion oil savings, gave illegal loans to NSA, Sao Tome

Many Nigerians would not know where Sao Tome is on the world map, given that the twin island country is of little, if any, strategic importance to Nigeria. That however did not stop former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in 2004, from doling out $5 million as loan to that nation. Mr.…

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Ex-President Jonathan’s relative, abducted with uncle, found dead

Fishermen in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, on Friday recovered the body of a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was abducted alongside the former leader's uncle, Chief Inegite Jonathan, witnesses said. Relatives said the body of Samuel Oki, 35, was found floating on Otuoke river, two days after the abduction.…

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Buhari’s frequent foreign trips to reverse Nigeria’s “pariah status” under Jonathan – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria was becoming a "pariah state" under former President Goodluck Jonathan, and President Muhammadu Buhari's frequent foreign trips seek to reverse that status and drive investment, Information Minister Lai Mohammed has said. Nigerian ministers on Wednesday reviewed President Buhari’s recent foreign trips, and defended the president against criticisms that the…

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Ex-President Jonathan’s uncle kidnapped

Armed kidnappers on Tuesday abducted 72-year-old Inegite Jonathan, an uncle and foster father to former President Goodluck Jonathan. The septuagenarian was once kidnapped on February 28, 2014 and later rescued by security forces at Akipli community in Ogbia on March 10, 2014. Mr. Jonathan was reportedly kidnapped at 10pm on…

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Abuja land allocated to Jonathan, Yuguda, others violate masterplan – Melaye

The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan and 29 others were allocated plots of land in violation of Abuja Masterplan. The chairman of the committee, Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi State), made the claim during a budget defence by the FCT ministry led by its…

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Nigerian govt. recovers over $14million in unpaid oil royalty from Jide Omokore’s firm

The Nigerian government has succeeded in compelling the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited, Jide Omokore to cough out over $14m, being crude oil royalty which his company failed to remit to the federal treasury, administration insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES. High ranking federal officials familiar with the…

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#Dasukigate: Another newspaper, Blueprint, returns N9m

The Board of Directors of the Blueprint Newspaper has returned the N9million it received as compensation from the administration of Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 for the seizure of its publications by security agents. The newspaper announced this in a statement by its Executive Director, Operations, Salisu Umar, on Tuesday. The…

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Nigerian government attacks Jonathan over Boko Haram weapons claim

The Nigerian government has said that whatever weapons that were procured by the Jonathan Administration for the military to prosecute the war against terrorism were substandard and could not have been responsible for the string of successes recorded by the military in recent times. In a statement issued in Abeokuta…

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How Jonathan provided billions, military support to rig Fayose into office — PDP chieftain

A former secretary of the Ekiti State chapter of the governing Peoples Democratic Party,  Tope Aluko, on Sunday revealed how former President Goodluck Jonathan gave the then candidate of the party, Ayo Fayose, large sums of money and military support to help rig the governorship election held in the state…

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FCT minister inaugurates Goodluck Jonathan Expressway

The Minister in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, on Saturday opened part of Goodluck Jonathan Expressway in the Central Business District of the capital to ease traffic. Before now, the Goodluck Jonathan expressway was known as Inner Southern Expressway (ISEX). Mr. Bello urged the Ministry of Power,…