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Jonathan salutes Shagari at 92

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the nation’s first Executive President, Shehu Shagari, who turned 92 on Saturday. Mr. Jonathan, in a felicitations message signed by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, on Saturday in Abuja, described Mr. Shagari as “a man of honour and unmatched dignity, who left enduring legacy…

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PDP Crisis: Jonathan backs Sheriff as Chairman

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday declared support for Ali Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. The former president spoke after a meeting with Mr. Sheriff and some members of his group in Abuja. Mr. Sheriff, was affirmed the party’s national chairman by the Court of…

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Buhari govt set to launch repackaged job creation initiative, YouWin

The Federal government is set to launch a re-designed Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria, YouWiNConnect! programme, the Finance ministry said Thursday. The YouWin programme, initiated by the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 as part of the government’s job creation initiatives, provides grants to Nigerians to start small…

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PDP will win in 2019 – Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party remains Nigeria’s strongest and biggest party despite losing the 2015 presidential election, and will win the next general election, former President Goodluck Jonathan has said. Mr. Jonathan said current efforts at reforming the party are “a clear sign” the PDP will win in 2019. The former…

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More reactions follow recovery of N3.04 billion from former NNPC GMD

Nigerians have continued to react to the recovery of N3.04 billion from the residence of Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in Kaduna. An operation by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 3 on a building belonging…

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No grudge against those who criticised me while in power — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said he bore no grudge against those who criticised him while in office. Writing on his Facebook Page, Mr. Jonathan said those apologising to him for criticising him during his tenure needed not do so because they only performed their civic duties at the…

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What ex-President Jonathan told U.S. lawmakers about Nigerian Christians – FULL SPEECH

Challenges of Nigerian Christians and the Niger Delta Question-A Summary A Presentation by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to the U.S. House Sub Committee on Africa, February 1, 2017 Let me start by thanking Congressman, Christopher H. Smith, Chairman U.S. House Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health,…

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Jonathan meets U.S. lawmakers; speaks on Nigerian Christians, Niger Delta

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has met with the United States Congress House Sub Committee on Africa to speak on the Niger Delta issue and the challenges facing Christians in Nigeria. A spokesperson for Mr. Jonathan, Ikechukwu Eze, said the meeting was part of efforts of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to…

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Jonathan, Wike frustrated Rivers’ attempt to possess helicopters – Amaechi

A former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has faulted the claims made by his successor, Nyesom Wike, on the two armoured Bell helicopters impounded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, by the Nigeria Customs Service. Mr. Wike said on Saturday that the state government couldn’t take possession of…

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PREMIUM TIMES replies Nigerian Army, demands apology from Buratai, others

PREMIUM TIMES has replied a letter sent by the Nigerian Army, threatening legal action against the newspaper for publications about the army and its chief, Tukur Buratai, a Lieutenant General. On Wednesday, the newspaper published a letter dated December 22, written on behalf of Mr. Buratai, by I.M Alkali, a…

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Security operatives raid Jonathan’s brother’s house

Security operatives, Wednesday evening, laid siege to an Abuja house belonging to a brother-in-law to Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan, sources close to the former leader confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES. The house is located in Maitama, one of the enclaves of Nigeria's rich in Abuja. The spokespersons for the headquarters…

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Jonathan’s men, woman on the run

A former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who evaded arrest in Nigeria was recently released from a London prison where he served term for money laundering. Mr. Ibori had escaped to Dubai to avoid being arrested in Nigeria. He was, however extradited to the UK from the UAE, at…

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Residents of Jonathan’s hometown, Otuoke, beg Bayelsa govt to repair road

Residents of Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa have appealed to the state government to repair the Otuoke-Onuebum road which has been in a deplorable condition. Otuoke is the hometown of former President Goodluck Jonathan who led Nigeria for five years (2000 - 2015) after he had served…

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Ex-Abuja Minister Bala Mohammed’s suit against EFCC adjourned

The substantive case in the alleged violation of fundamental rights filed by Bala Mohammed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been adjourned until January 26. The case, which was adjourned at the last sitting on Wednesday before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of an FCT High Court, could not…

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Take charge of PDP now, lawmaker tells Jonathan

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos state, Victor Akande, has urged former President Goodluck Jonathan to take leadership position in the party to stem crisis rocking the party. Mr. Akande, who is also a lawmaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, made the call in an interview…

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Jonathan’s ally, Ima Niboro, joins APC

A former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Ima Niboro, has joined the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Niboro was ushered into the APC on Monday at his residence in Udu Local Government Area of Delta. He told NAN that, “My membership of the APC is true.’’…

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Election of journalist expelled by Jonathan’s aides ‘instructive’ – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the freedom of the press, and restoration of Nigeria’s fortunes within the shortest possible time, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has said. This is contained in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja by Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director, Information at the Presidential Villa. Mr. Adesina…

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Senate shuns Amaechi, passes Maritime University Bill

The bill for establishment of Nigerian Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta State, on Wednesday scaled second reading at the Senate, months after Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, announced scrapping of the project. The bill sponsored by James Manager (PDP-Delta) was unanimously supported by the senators after the mover's lead…

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How ex-NSA Dasuki transferred $40 million to Jonathan’s cousin – Zenith Bank official

An official of Zenith Bank has told a Federal high Court in Abuja that $40 million was transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) into the account of a company owned by a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Roberts, and his wife. Olabode Farinola, a…

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Top 10 Quotable Quotes Of Last Week

“We should not always, on the basis of security, prevent people from practicing the very basic and fundamental right to religion.” -          Shaarik Zafar, U.S. President Barack Obama’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities, on the Shiites crisis in Nigeria (Source: Premium Times) “They (INEC) were able to conduct election in…

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No nepotism, crackdown on free speech during my administration – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has implored Nigerians to continue to support democratic governance. The former Nigerian leader spoke at a dinner he attended in the United States on Saturday evening. “I urge the Nigerian lawyers in the US and those in the Diaspora to do their best to support the democratic…

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Dasuki absent when Jonathan approved N400 million for Olisa Metuh – Defence Witness

A witness has told a court that embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was absent when ex-PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, was given N400 million. Mr. Metuh is facing trial for alleged diversion of the N400 million he got from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.…

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Fani-Kayode ‘Slumps’ in EFCC Custody – Aide

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, slumped while in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday, his aide has said. Mr. Fani-Kayode was promptly revived by a team at the EFCC’s medical facility, the minister’s spokesperson, Jude Ndukwe, said in a statement Tuesday. “But for the…

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Dasuki did not steal $2.2 billion – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said it was impossible for the National Security Adviser (NSA) during his administration, Sambo Dasuki, to have stolen $2.2 billion as claimed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Dasuki, who has been in detention since December 1, 2015, was arrested by…

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Ex-NSA Dasuki to be re-arraigned November 16

Nigeria's immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, will be re-arraigned before an Abuja division of the Federal High Court on November 16 before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf. Mr. Dasuki was formally arraigned before two judges in the same court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, until his counsel,…