Tag Archives: Goodluck Jonathan

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka

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…

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

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…

Kingsley Kuku

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…

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan

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…

Gordon Obua, Chief Security Officer to former president, Goodluck Jonathan

​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…

Seriake Dickson

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…

President Jacob Zuma

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…

Adams Oshiomole, Edo State Governor

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,…

Olisa Metuh

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…

Marylyn Ogar

New SSS chief reverses controversial promotion of Marilyn Ogar, others

The new Acting Director General of the Department of State Security, SSS, Lawal Daura, has ordered the reversal of all promotions approved by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on the eve of his exit from office. Those who “enjoyed” the “hurried promotion”, seen then as gratification for services rendered to the Jonathan…

Nyesom Wike

APC demands probe of Wike’s tenure as minister

The Rivers State chapter of the All progressives Congress has demanded the investigation of Governor Nyesom Wike’s tenure as minister. The APC, which made the demand in a statement by its chairman, Davies Ikanya, on Sunday, also expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to investigate and recover the billions…

Gani Adams

OPC helped Nigerian Govt. save N3 bn – Gani Adams

The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, on Wednesday said the group saved the country N3billion that would have been lost to the cartel in the oil sector. Mr. Adams made this known while speaking on a radio call-in programme, “Day Breakshow” of Rockcity F.M Radio Station,…

President Goodluck Jonathan with Governor Jonah Jang being welcomed by PDP Supporters in Jos

Contractor sues PDP over Jonathan’s campaign debt

An Abuja High Court is set to begin hearing of a case against the Peoples Democratic Party for allegedly refusing to pay debt incurred during the election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Monday assigned the suit to a…

Ahmed Joda (in white) and ex-VP, Namadi Sambo (right)

Buhari’s Transition Committee Chairman, Joda, Explodes: We found corruption everywhere

Ahmed Joda, a retired permanent secretary, chaired President Muhammadu Buhari’s Transition Committee, which interfaced with former President Goodluck Jonathan’s team. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, the ‘super permsec’ of the 1970s and 1980s, would not reveal any of the recommendations his committee made to President Buhari.…

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PDP not dead, party tells Kwankwaso

The Peoples Democratic Party has cautioned former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, against utterances capable of destabilizing the National Assembly and rubbishing the prevailing political tranquillity in the country. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday said the party was particularly shocked by what it…

Former Nigeria`s, President Goodluck Jonathan

10 ways Jonathan failed Nigerians

The administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan administration can at best be described as underperforming, a review of its performance in various sectors show. This can be described as unfortunate for a government which came to power on the back of popular support and one that enjoyed a lot of public…

Mr. Jonathan at a Special Thanksgiving Service

Keep praying for me, Jonathan tells ​supporters​

The immediate past President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, Saturday, appealed to the people of Bayelsa and the Niger Delta to continue praying for him and his family. Mr. Jonathan spoke at a Special Thanksgiving Service organised by the Bayelsa State government at St. Peters Anglican Church, Yenagoa. "Let me again…

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…