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Anti-corruption war is non-negotiable, Buhari replies Jonathan’s ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday replied former Nigerian ministers who questioned the sincerity of his anti-corruption war, saying it is not intended to rubbish the name of anyone. The ministers, who served in the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, had in a statement cautioned against selective anti-corruption war and warned…

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We performed well and were not corrupt, Jonathan’s ex-ministers tell Buhari

The ministers who served in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan have defended their performance, saying they did well in office and were not corrupt. The ex-ministers, Sunday, in a statement by Abubakar Suleiman, former Minister of National Planning, said "contrary to what the APC and its agents would…

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Presidency attacks PDP, says Jonathan’s economic achievements fake

The presidency has advised the Peoples Democratic Party "to stop its pathetic efforts to play down President Muhammadu Buhari's achievements in his first 100 days in office and bury its head in shame for subjecting Nigeria to the worst economic plunder through corruption in its recent history". Reacting to a…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan, Alison-Madueke, CSO Obuah in trouble over $6.9million ‘mobile stage’ scandal

Between himself, his Chief Security Officer and the former Petroluem Minister, former President Goodluck Jonathan spent, in just one deal, a princely $6.9 million dollars to buy three 40-feet mobile stages for use during mass public speaking events, investigations have now revealed. Federal government investigators and security agencies say this…

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Groups accuse Jonathan of sponsoring campaign against Buhari’s corruption war

A coalition of civil society groups have accused former president Goodluck Jonathan of ‎launching a campaign designed to frustrate the anti-corruption efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari. At an interactive session in Lagos, Tuesday, the groups said that Mr. Jonathan had started a campaign pushing for the current government to begin…

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Jonathan govt. didn’t give us $200m Nollywood funds – Bank of Industry

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has denied receiving $200 million Entertainment/Nollywood Fund from the former administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, for the development of Nigeria’s entertainment industry. The bank described as untrue a news report calling for the probe of the bank on the premise that the former president had…

Sambo Dasuki

We stopped Shekau from disrupting 2015 elections – Dasuki

The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday gave an insight into what the Goodluck Jonathan government he served did to tackle Boko Haram and stop the sect and its leader, Abubakar Shekau, from disrupting the last general elections. Mr. Dasuki, in an interview with PRNigeria, an organisation that…

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INVESTIGATION: Nigeria earned $11.8bn from LNG; not $5.6bn claimed by PDP, Jonathan govt.

Nigeria earned at least $11.8 billion as dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Company, and not $5.6 billion as claimed by former Nigerian governments led by the People’s Democratic Party, PREMIUM TIMES can confirm today. The figure covers remittances due to have been paid to the Nigerian National Petroleum…

Rotimi Amaechi

I asked God to protect me by making Jonathan lose – Amaechi

Former Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers said on Monday in Abuja that the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in this year’s general elections was engineered by God. Mr. Amaechi said this at a reception organised for him by the Committee of Friends at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.…

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Buhari hails Father Mbaka’s courage, patriotism in run-up to 2015 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended fiery Catholic priest, Ejike Mbaka, for his patriotism in the run-up to the 2015 general elections, saying his courage has earned him a mark in the sands of time. In a statement Thursday to congratulate the leader of the Adoration Ministries Enugu, Nigeria, on the…

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EXCLUSIVE: One year after, Nigerian billionaires, govt. yet to redeem bomb victims’ vows

Nigerian billionaires, and federal and state governments, who publicly promised billions of naira in help to victims of Boko Haram bomb attacks, have yet to redeem half of their vows nearly one year after the lavish fund raiser in Abuja, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Worse, the amount realized can…

FILE PHOTO: President Goodluck Jonathan, Launching the Growing Girls and Women in Nigeria (G-Win) in Abuja

APC backs Buhari’s probe of Jonathan administration

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed strong support for President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to probe the immediate past federal government, saying the revelations of mind-boggling corruption that are just beginning to emerge have made such a probe imperative. ''Some people have insinuated that the Buhari Administration should ignore the…

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Jonathan’s minister stole $6bn – Oshiomhole

A minister who served under the former Goodluck Jonathan administration, stole $6billion (more than N1.2 trillion), the governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, said Monday. He said the details were provided last week by United States officials during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit there. Mr. Oshiomhole, who was part of the…

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Why I won’t report for EFCC questioning now – ex-presidential aide, Kuku

A former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on allegations of fraud, has said he will not respond immediately to the invitation for health reasons. PREMIUM TIMES understands that Kingsley Kuku, who was Mr. Jonathan’s adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, and two…

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Prosecute Jonathan, Bayelsa APC tells Buhari

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, Perekeme Kpodo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience. Mr. Kpodo, who made the call at a news conference in Yenagoa on Wednesday, said the former President, his wife and known…

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​S​SS releases Jonathan’s CSO

The ​​​State Security Services on Tuesday night released Gordon Obua, the Chief Security Officer to the former President, Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Obua was released a few hours after he was presented to the ​media​ following rumours of his death in the custody of the ​S​SS. PRNigeria, an organisation that releases…

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Bayelsa governor blasts PDP defectors for dumping Jonathan

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has decried the defection of some members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, to the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Dickson said most of the defectors were beneficiaries of former President Goodluck Jonathan's magnanimity over the years. In a statement on Tuesday by…

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South Africa returns seized $15 million to Nigerian government

The government of South Africa has reportedly returned $15 million to the Nigerian government. The South African border authorities had on September 5, 2014 seized $9.3 million meant for the procurement of arms for the Nigerian military, from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived the country in a private…

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“Jonathan squandered PDP’s fortune” – former Senator, Abba-Aji

Muhammed Abba-Aji, who once served as an adviser on National Assembly matters to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says he has left the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the former president squandered the fortune of the former ruling party. Mr. Abba-Aji, who formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in…

Femi Falana

Apologise to Nigerians, Falana tells Okonjo-Iweala

Lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, has urged the immediate past Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians over her role in the unauthorised withdrawal of $2bn from the Excess Crude Revenue Account. Mr. Falana made the call in a statement Monday, following Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala's…

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Okonjo-Iweala used $1bn govt. money for Jonathan’s re-election — Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has accused a former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of illegally withdrawing $1 billion from the federation account to prosecute the re-election bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Speaking at a Seminar organized by the Edo state government…

From Left: Chief Of Air Staff, Avm Sadique Abubakar; Chief Of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Iba; Chief Of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief Of Defence Intelligence, Avm Morgan Riku And The National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Mongunu, During Their Meeting With President Muhammadu Buhari At The Presidential Villa In Abuja On Monday

Buhari names new Service Chiefs, NSA

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new Service Chiefs and a National Security Adviser, after sacking their predecessors on Monday. The president appointed Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General T.Y. Buratai as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff; and…

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PDP disowns former chair, Ahmadu Ali, over N70m debt

The Peoples Democratic Party has disowned the former director general of its 2015 Presidential Campaign Organisation, Ahmadu Ali, over a N70 million debt. The party refused to accept liability for a N70 million contract Mr. Ali entered on behalf of the party in the run up to the April 11,…

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Apologise to Jonathan, PDP tells Buhari; insists LNG money saved by previous govt

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has insisted that contrary to claims by the Presidency, the $2.1 billion Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, component of the bailout for states, was actually saved by the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP administration. The party said in actual fact the LNG dividend stood at…

Femi Fani-Kayode

After rejecting Jonathan, Nigerians deserve Boko Haram bombings – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, and spokesperson of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that Nigerians asked for the recent upsurge in Boko Haram attacks by refusing to renew Mr. Jonathan’s mandate, instead voting in Muhammadu Buhari as president. He said Nigerians were warned about the…