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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…

Aso Rock alternate spokesperson, Doyin Okupe

As witness, Okupe tells Court how ex-President Jonathan paid Metuh N400 million

A former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has told a court how former President Goodluck Jonathan paid the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, N400 million for the party’s publicity effort. Mr. Okupe appeared before a federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, as a defence witness in the…

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Why Buhari, opposition leaders rejected removal of fuel subsidy in 2012 – APC leader

The South East Caucus of the All Progressive Congress has said that leaders of the party, who were in the opposition in 2012, opposed the removal of fuel subsidy by the Goodluck Jonathan administration because of the profligacy of that administration. The spokesperson of the caucus, Osita Okechukwu, stated this…

FROM LEFT: Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari, at the National Economic Council Retreat in Abuja

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigeria’s Accountant General deceived VP Osinbajo, governors; ₦324 billion oil money unaccounted for

At a time Nigeria is facing severe economic crunch, a comprehensive oil report presented to the National Economic Council (NEC) has been found to be silent on a whopping N323.58 billion earned as crude oil revenue under the President Goodluck Jonathan government. The report, submitted to NEC by Mohammed Dikwa,…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Accused of distributing N950 million in #Dasukigate, Shekarau rules out political victimisation

A former Kano State governor who was accused of helping to distribute N950 million in the #Dasukigate scandal has said he is not being politically victimised. Mr. Shekarau, a founding member of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, few months to the 2015…

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

Fuel price hike: Buhari a ‘hypocrite, liar’ — Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) were playing Nigerians Advanced Fee Fraud with the removal of fuel subsidy and increment of pump price from N86.50 to N145 per litre, describing the increment as wickedness taken too far. “Was the…

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With new petrol price, Nigerians tackle Fashola over Jonathan-era tweet

Nigerians on social media on Wednesday mocked the Minister of Power, Works, Housing, Tunde Fashola over a tweet he published more than one year ago dissing former President Goodluck Jonathan for a meagre reduction in pump price of petrol. The reaction followed Wednesday’s deregulation of Nigeria's petroleum downstream which saw…

Bashir Yuguda

N23bn Poll Bribery Scam: How I Shared N450million – Ex-Minister, Yuguda

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, for his alleged involvement in the sharing of the sum of N450m (Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) allocated to Zamfara State out of the $115m deposited in Fidelity Bank by the…

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Don’t convict people before charging them to court – Mitee tells Buhari

Prominent activist and lawyer, Ledum Mitee, has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari, over the Federal Government’s anti-corruption drive, saying suspects are being convicted before they are charged to court. Mr. Mitee, who made his feelings known to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, however, said he was not averse to the government’s war…

Governor Ayodele Fayose and other PDP Governors at the interdominational thanksgiving service

Fayose condemns petrol price increment, asks labour to rise up against Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the increment from N86.50 to N145 of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, describing it as insensitive and demonstration of the level of hatred the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government has for Nigerians. The governor, who said the…

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Why EFCC arrested me — Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has attributed his recent arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to his criticisms of the President Muhammadu Buhari's government. In a statement issued by his law firm, Wednesday, Mr. Adegboruwa denied claims by the anti-graft commission that he was involved…

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Direct your anger at Jonathan, South East APC tells Niger Delta militants

The South East Caucus of the All Progressives Congress has asked the Niger Delta Avengers to direct their grievances to former President Goodluck Jonathan rather than blaming President Muhammadu Buhari administration for the neglect of the region. The caucus stated this in a statement by its spokesperson, Osita Okechukwu, on…

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EFCC to quiz ex-Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode, overnight

The embattled former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, will spend the night in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), PREMIUM TIMES has gathered. Mr. Fani-Kayode was invited to appear for questioning at the anti-graft agency's headquarters in Abuja on Monday. He arrived at 9:35 a.m. Upon…

Rotimi Amaechi, Transport minister, appearing before the Senate

How I leaked Sanusi’s letter on missing $49 billion oil money – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has reacted to reports that he leaked a letter by former governor the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, to former President Goodluck Jonathan, detailing how $49 billion of oil revenue had been diverted. The letter ultimately led to the removal of Mr. Sanusi,…

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…

Aso Rock alternate spokesperson, Doyin Okupe

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…

Waripamowei Dudafa

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…

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

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…