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Dino Melaye

Abuja land allocated to Jonathan, Yuguda, others violate masterplan – Melaye

The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan and 29 others were allocated plots of land in violation of Abuja Masterplan. The chairman of the committee, Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi State), made the claim during a budget defence by the FCT ministry led by its…

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Nigerian govt. recovers over $14million in unpaid oil royalty from Jide Omokore’s firm

The Nigerian government has succeeded in compelling the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited, Jide Omokore to cough out over $14m, being crude oil royalty which his company failed to remit to the federal treasury, administration insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES. High ranking federal officials familiar with the…

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#Dasukigate: Another newspaper, Blueprint, returns N9m

The Board of Directors of the Blueprint Newspaper has returned the N9million it received as compensation from the administration of Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 for the seizure of its publications by security agents. The newspaper announced this in a statement by its Executive Director, Operations, Salisu Umar, on Tuesday. The…

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigerian government attacks Jonathan over Boko Haram weapons claim

The Nigerian government has said that whatever weapons that were procured by the Jonathan Administration for the military to prosecute the war against terrorism were substandard and could not have been responsible for the string of successes recorded by the military in recent times. In a statement issued in Abeokuta…

President Goodluck Jonathan

How Jonathan provided billions, military support to rig Fayose into office — PDP chieftain

A former secretary of the Ekiti State chapter of the governing Peoples Democratic Party,  Tope Aluko, on Sunday revealed how former President Goodluck Jonathan gave the then candidate of the party, Ayo Fayose, large sums of money and military support to help rig the governorship election held in the state…

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FCT minister inaugurates Goodluck Jonathan Expressway

The Minister in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, on Saturday opened part of Goodluck Jonathan Expressway in the Central Business District of the capital to ease traffic. Before now, the Goodluck Jonathan expressway was known as Inner Southern Expressway (ISEX). Mr. Bello urged the Ministry of Power,…

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PDP Crisis: Ex-Presidential aide storms party’s head office to take over as chairman

A former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ali Gulak, has stormed the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to take over as chairman. Mr. Gulak arrived the party's office Wednesday afternoon. He relied on a ruling by Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of the High Court of the Federal Capital…

John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman

Buhari won’t repeat Jonathan’s mistakes– Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun in an interactive session with journalists at the APC headquarters in Abuja on Monday spoke on several issues in the polity including the fight against corruption, the economy, Kogi state deputy governorship, mass defections to the APC, the party's…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

How Jonathan govt. issued multi billion naira rice import quotas last day in office

A few hours to the expiration of President Goodluck Jonathan's tenure, papers for a huge rice import quota worth billions of Naira were rushed in for the president's accent, ostensibly as parting gifts to cronies and businessmen close to the power corridor. A state House memo dated May 27, 2015…

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan

Buhari won’t spare Jonathan if ex-president is proven corrupt –Presidency

In Nigeria’s ongoing war against corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari will not spare anyone who has a case to answer, and his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, would face justice if guilty, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has said. Mr. Adesina told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, when he visited the newspaper’s office in Abuja,…

Charles Soludo, Former Governor,  Central Bank of Nigeria

Jonathan ran CBN like Idi-Amin – Soludo

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan ran the bank like a movie from Uganda under Idi-Amin. Idi-Amin Dada ruled Uganda with an iron fist between 1971 and 1979 and has been described as one of the most corrupt African…

Adams Oshiomhole, Edo State Governor

How Jonathan threatened to cage me — Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of threatening to cage him after May 29, 2015, for throwing his weight behind the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last general elections. Speaking at a meeting with All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders across the three senatorial…

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Jonathan honoured in U.S. by Luther King’s SCLC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was on Thursday honoured by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He was awarded the Presidential Award in recognition of his "leadership in advancing human rights, social justice and the fight for universal freedom". The SCLC, founded by the late American civil right leader,…

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

PDP denies asking Jonathan to speak up on Dasuki scandal

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has denied asking former President Goodluck Jonathan to speak up on the $2.1 billion arms scandal allegedly involving former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and some top politicians. Media reports on Tuesday quoted the party as urging Mr. Jonathan to comment on the diversion of…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Switzerland to transfer another $300 million Abacha loot to Nigeria – Minister

The government of Switzerland is prepared to transfer to the Nigerian government, another $300 million recovered from the family of former military ruler, Sani Abacha, foreign minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, announced Monday. The money is part of an estimated $5 billion stolen and stashed in foreign accounts by the late dictator.…

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$2.1 billion DasukiGate: Key questions Jonathan must answer – SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sent an open letter to former President Goodluck Jonathan seeking explanations from him on “what you knew or had reason to know on the apparent diversion and sharing of over $2 billion meant for purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram.” The…

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Dasukigate: Accord Party admits ex-Gov. Ladoja received N100million from Anenih

Accord Party, one of the political parties which did not sponsor a presidential candidate for the 2015 elections, has confirmed receiving N100 million from a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Anenih, ahead of the polls. The party said it got the money…

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

Metuh never received N1.4 billion from Dasuki – PDP

The office of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party has debunked allegations that the spokesman of the party, Olisa Metuh, received N1.4 billion and N4 million monthly stipend from the Office of the former National Security Adviser. “These reports are completely false, mischievous and fabricated to mislead…

Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, Nigeria

We did not receive any money from Dasuki – Nigerian Editors

As the $2.1 million arms fund controversy continues to rage, the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, said it never received any money from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The National President of the body, Garba Deen Mohammed, made this known in a statement on Wednesday. Following the controversy…

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2015: Buhari, Jonathan, others make list of 100 most influential Africans

President Muhammadu Buhari, his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, and several other prominent Nigerians have been named ​among “100 most influential Africans of 2015”​.​ The list and profiles of the continent’s top game changers published by the pan-African news magazine, “New African”, covers top players in eight different professional fields. They include…

President Muhammadu Buhari on Day One at Presidential Villa

Buhari to spend more than Jonathan on Presidential Villa; to spend less on food

President Muhammadu Buhari will spend N18.1 billion in 2016 to run the State House, Nigeria’s seat of power, an amount that is N11.5 billion more than what his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, spent in 2015. The amount is also N5.9 billion more than what Mr. Jonathan spent in 2014 on the…

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INTERVIEW: Why Buhari insisted on having Amaechi, Fashola in his cabinet despite massive opposition — Itse Sagay

Itse Sagay, a professor of Law, is the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Ben Ezeamalu, he spoke about his committee's assignment as well as the present and immediate past administrations' fights against corruption. PT: Let's talk about the Presidential Advisory Committee…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Italian cabal named Jonathan “Fortunato” in $1.1 million Malabu racket

A cable available to Southwark Crown Court, UK has revealed how a former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, was code-named “Fortunato” by Italian accomplices in the $1.1 million Malabu deal. Italian authorities investigating the mega deal had provided evidence to the court indicating the involvement of the former president. The court,…

FILE PHOTO: Buhari attacked by Boko Haram

Buhari denies receiving $300,000 compensation from Jonathan for Boko Haram’s attack on convoy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to claims he received a compensation of $300,000 from former President Goodluck Jonathan after Boko Haram terrorists attacked his convoy in Kaduna last year. In a statement by Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Buhari said he received "nothing untoward, illegal…

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Jonathan challenges INEC on Bayelsa poll, urges calm as card machines fail

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to correct the inherent challenges facing the ongoing election in Bayelsa. He spoke when he, accompanied by his wife and some aides, was accredited at Ward 13, Unit 039 in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Mr.…