Tag Archives: Goodluck Jonathan

Aminu-Masari

Katsina Governor, Masari, blasts Niger Delta leaders, says they used oil money as ‘pocket money’

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has said Niger Delta leaders must come clean on how they spent the oil money allocated to the region over the years. “For six years,” Masari said, “we had a Niger Delta president. Let us see what difference he made in six years…

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir of Kano to Buhari: Your government may end up like Jonathan’s

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid repeating the mistakes made by former President Goodluck Jonathan so his administration does not end up in infamy like that of his predecessor. The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria also warned the government against…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC, PDP trade blame over Nigeria’s economic crisis

In a desperate bid to convince Nigerians on who is better suited to run the country, the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party clashed on Monday over the lingering economic crisis in the country. The latest squabble began last week with the two parties stepping up attacks…

goodluck and patience jonathan in Elysee Palace France

Presidency begins probe of Jonathan, wife, over alleged link to Niger Delta bombings

The Nigerian presidency has ordered a discreet investigation of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, Patience, over the spate of bombings of oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. A top government source, quoting intelligence reports, told this newspaper that it had now been…

FILE PHOTO: Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

Sheriff blames ex-President Jonathan for PDP’s loss of Borno, Yobe

A factional national chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Modu Sheriff, on Friday blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for the party's losses in Borno and Yobe. Mr. Sheriff told journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Friday that if Mr. Jonathan had listened to him, the two states would have…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan paid a visit to Kenneth  Kaunda, the former president of Zambia

If Africans can’t send men to moon, they should at least organize free elections –Jonathan

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has emphasized the need for free and fair elections in Africa. Mr. Jonathan, who is leading the African Union Elections Observation Mission to Zambia, said, Monday, on Twitter, “If Africa can’t yet send men to the moon, we should at least organize elections that…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi... in Port Harcourt [file]

Abuja-Kaduna rail project “partially executed” by Jonathan – Amaechi

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday admitted that the Abuja-Kaduna rail project was partially executed by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, but added that the President Buhari's government was responsible for executing the final stages that were crucial to the project's completion. The line, first of its kind in…

Azibaola Robert

How $40 million was paid to Jonathan’s cousin’s company account – Witness

The trial of Azibaola Robert, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, began Tuesday, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its first witness, Ibrahim Mahe, who narrated how he transferred $40 million to “One Plus Holdings Nigeria Limited”, a company allegedly owned by Mr. Robert. Mr. Robert…

Aisha And Fayose

FACT-CHECK: In attacking Aisha Buhari, Fayose mixes up ‘scandals’

On Monday, while reacting to the freezing of his Zenith Bank account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, accused Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, of being indicted in the infamous Halliburton Scandal. The EFCC had blocked Mr. Fayose’s accounts after…

President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)

Buhari’s promises of change: How well has he fared on jobs, electricity & corruption?

By Eromo Egbejule President Muhammadu Buhari recently celebrated one year in office. Has he delivered on key election promises of change? On the back of vows to fight corruption and insurgency in Nigeria, Mr. Buhari was sworn in as successor to President Goodluck Jonathan a year ago. Mr. Buhari made…

EFCC Operatives

EFCC detains former Adamawa governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained the immediate past governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngillari, for his alleged role in the distribution of N450 million for the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Ngillari is being detained at the Gombe zonal office of the EFCC. His…

IMG_20160615_200738

Jonathan’s former aide, Dudafa, arraigned for money laundering

Former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, and a bank official, Iwejuo Nna, (aka. Taiwo A. Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah) were on Wednesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal High Court Lagos on…

Jide Omokore

Nigerian govt seeks worldwide seizure of multibillion dollar assets of ex-President Jonathan’s allies

The Nigerian government on Monday kicked off legal processes that will enable it freeze local and foreign assets of Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko, allies of former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who are being investigated in connection with a series of multi-billion dollar petrol import and crude export deals. Mr. Omokore,…

Photo: Buzz Nigeria

Ankio Briggs blasts Niger Delta Avengers, says members from Somalia

A prominent female activist from the Niger Delta, Ankio Briggs, on Sunday condemned the Niger Delta Avengers for attacking oil and gas pipelines and installations in the region, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Ms. Briggs, a close ally of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, said the avengers were from Somalia and…

Abba Moro

Photo: DailyPost.ng

Immigration Recruitment Scam: Abba Moro overruled Jonathan, reversed employment of victims’ relatives – Paradang

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, David Paradang, has narrated how former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, reversed ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s directive to employ relatives of the deadly 2014 Immigration recruitment victims. Mr. Paradang said the former minister described the employment of some family members of those who died…

FILE PHOTO: Former President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the Bloomberg Studio in London

Jonathan govt budgeted billions for roads for 3 years but failed to pay contractors – Fashola

Contractors who executed federal government’s road projects over the past three years were not paid for their job, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, has said. Speaking at the inaugural “Buharimeter” town hall meeting in Abuja, Thursday, Mr. Fashola said the contractors had, nonetheless, continued to work…

Azibaola Robert

Ex-President Jonathan’s cousin, wife get N1 billion bail

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday admitted former President Goodluck's cousin, Azibaola Roberts, and his wife, Stella, to bail in the sum of N500 million each. The Roberts were arraigned on Tuesday on a seven-count charge bordering on money laundering of 40 million dollars. The money was alleged to…

Azibaola Robert

$40 million scam: Ex-President Jonathan’s cousin sent to Kuje Prison

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert, be remanded in Kuje Prison pending the determination of his bail application. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba handed the order on Monday when Mr. Robert and his wife, Stella, were arraigned by the Economic…

FILE PHOTO: Former President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the Bloomberg Studio in London

How we were pressured to squander $18bn excess crude saving — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken out about how the excess crude oil revenue account, which stood at over $20 billion at the inception of his administration, was depleted to about $2 billion when he left office on May 29, 2015. Answering questions on an interview programme with Bloomberg TV,…

FILE PHOTO: Former President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the Bloomberg Studio in London

What Nigeria needs to do to progress — Jonathan

A former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday said Nigeria could only make progress if it embraced the values of peace, freedom and unity. Mr. Jonathan, who spoke at the Bloomberg studio in London, insisted that “these values need to be deeply, strongly and irreversibly entrenched in Nigeria for…

FILE PHOTO: Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

Group wants ex-President Jonathan appointed Niger Delta envoy

A socio-political group, Assembly of Concerned Niger Delta People, has appealed to President Muhammaudu Buhari to appoint his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as special envoy to Niger Delta. National Coordinator of the group, Eperemor Governor, made the appeal in a statement on Thursday in Benin. According to him, the appointment will…

PIC.16.PRESIDENT-ELECT RETIRED MAJ.-GEN. MUHAMMADU BUHARI (L) IN A HANDSHAKE WITH PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN 
DURING HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA
ON FRIDAY (24/4/15).WITH THEM IS THE FORMER CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF,RETIRED LT.-GEN. ABDUHRAMAN DAMBAZAU. 	
2175/24/4/2015/ISE/CH/NAN

How Jonathan shocked me during 2015 election — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was shocked when former president Goodluck Jonathan called him to concede defeat while votes were still being counted during the 2015 election. Mr. Buhari made the disclosure on Monday at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Aso Villa, Abuja, when he hosted the State House Press…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi... in Port Harcourt [file]

Real Reason Amaechi turned against Jonathan – Ibim Semenitari

One year after Goodluck Jonathan became the first sitting Nigerian president to be voted out of office, more light has been shed on why one of his closest allies and former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, worked against him. The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission and…

FILE PHOTO: Former Finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala laying the budget before National Assembly Lawmakers

I was never served with court papers relating to ‘missing N30 trillion’ – Okonjo-Iweala

The former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denied being served with papers on a Freedom of Information Act case supposedly brought against her by the Socio-Economic Rights Agenda on a missing N30 trillion. In a statement Monday, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala denied ever receiving any…

FILE PHOTO: Former Nigeria's finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Court orders FG, Okonjo-Iweala to account for Nigeria’s ‘missing N30tn’

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Federal Government to “provide information on the spending of the alleged missing N30 trillion which represents some accruable income to the Federal Government during the last four years of the administration of former…