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Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and wife, Judith Amaechi [Photo: Sahara Reporters]

Don’t make me speak about your wife, Amaechi tells Wike

A furious Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has warned Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers to desist from denigrating his family, as a lingering political face-off between the duo grows even more vicious and personal. At the inspection of a dry inland port in Kaduna Tuesday, the minister said he had…

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi

It was difficult paying salaries when Buhari assumed office – Amaechi

Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday said it was difficult for the Muhammadu Buhari administration to pay salaries when it took over government. Mr. Amaechi, who spoke at an annual lecture organised by CKN News, said the rot the government inherited from the Goodluck Jonathan government was unimaginable.…

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‎Jonathan’s former aide blasts Ango Abdullahi over comments on calls for Igbo exit

A former communication aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has dismissed a recent claim by the spokesperson of Northern Elders' Forum, Ango Abdullahi, who said Northern Nigeria provided the resources used to develop the southern part of the country pre-independence. In a Facebook statement Saturday, Mr. Omokri said crucial…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke.

What ex-Minister Adoke told Switzerland about Nigerian officials accused of corruption

A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, told Swiss investigators former Nigerian officials accused of bribery did no wrong and could not be prosecuted, a claim that shocked authorities of that European country, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. The officials were public officers…

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EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan’s aide, three other ex-Nigerian officials named in $20million bribery scandal in Switzerland

Three former top officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority and a former special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan have been named in a massive foreign bribery scandal that has led to the conviction of a company and some of its top officials in Switzerland, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively report today.…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke.

Malabu Scandal: Adoke sues Malami, blames “Jonathan’s directives”

The immediate past attorney-general of the federation, Mohammed Adoke, who is facing corruption charges, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, illegal. In the suit asking the court to determine the constitutionality of a serving minister exercising…

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan tackles El-Rufai; denies discriminating against 19 states in sharing Ecological Fund

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has hit out at criticisms of his role in the disbursement of Ecological Funds during his administration, singling out Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State as he sought an avenue to vent his anger. In a statement on Friday, Mr. Jonathan described Mr. El-rufai as one…

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

NDDC has failed Niger Deltans – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised the Niger Delta Development Commission, saying the agency has failed to provide the needed infrastructural development in the region. Speaking at the occasion of the Rivers State 50th year anniversary in Port Harcourt, Wednesday, Mr. Jonathan said fiscal federalism was the system that would…

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REVEALED: What Nigerian govt told UK court about Malabu OPL 245 scandal, Etete

The transfer of over $800 million to accounts controlled by Dan Etete from a Nigerian government account was fraudulent and in contravention of Nigerian laws, the federal government told a UK High Court. The money was part of the $1.1 billion paid by Shell and ENI for OPL 245, considered…

FROM LEFT: Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger; Senate President bukola Saraki; Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara; and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, at the Minna Airport, for the wedding of Halima Babangida, second daughter and last child of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s family, to Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe, on Friday (11/5/17). 
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Thirty aircraft land in Minna for IBB’s daughter’s wedding — NAN

Twenty six private jets and four police and air force aircrafts landed in Minna on Friday for the wedding of former President Ibrahim Babangida’s daughter, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Friday. The aircraft brought the various dignitaries for the event. Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, Senate…

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NIA boss, Oke, didn’t fund Jonathan’s campaign — Fani-Kayode

Suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, did not fund former President Goodluck Jonathan's election campaign in 2015, former Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said. Writing via his verified twitter handle on Monday, @realFFK, Mr. Fani-Kayode said some elements in the present government were bent on…

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Jonathan didn’t discredit my new book – Segun Adeniyi

The Chairman of the Editorial Board of Thisday Newspaper, Olusegun Adeniyi, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan did not debunk claims made in his new book, Against the Run of Play. Mr. Adeniyi who authored the new book that chronicles how Mr. Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election, said the…

Bola Tinubu

What I will reveal about Jonathan in my forthcoming book — Bola Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, Friday, said he would publish a book detailing how the then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan was defeated by the opposition APC. The APC National Leader spoke at the launch of "Against the run of Play", a book written by Olusegun…

Ali Modu Sheriff

PDP crisis worsens as Sheriff pulls out of Jonathan’s reconciliation move

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Sheriff, has said he is pulling out of the reconciliation move of the former President Goodluck Jonathan to resolve the party’s leadership crisis. Mr. Sheriff in a statement signed by his Deputy National Chairman, Cairo Ojougboh, issued on Thursday in Abuja, said…

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari (R) welcoming Former President Goodluck Jonathan  to the  Presidential Villa today (3/8/16) 5466/03/08/2016/ICE//NAN

Buhari not harassing Jonathan’s family – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is not harassing the family of former President Goodluck Jonathan as alleged by the ex-president, the presidency said on Wednesday. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja. Mr. Adesina was responding to a…

Money recovered from an apartment in Osborne Towers Ikoyi

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan, Emefiele, Magu, others to be questioned by presidential panel probing N13 billion Ikoyi money

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; and anti-corruption chief, Ibrahim Magu are amongst some high-profile personalities that are expected to be questioned by a presidential panel investigating the mysteries surrounding the over N13 billion recovered from an apartment in Lagos last Wednesday,…

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Malabu Scandal: Why we must question Jonathan – Reps

The Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Justice, Razak Atunwa, on Wednesday reiterated that former President Goodluck Jonathan would be thoroughly investigated for authorising the $1.3 billion lease of OPL 245 oil block licence. In a statement to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Atunwa said his committee had been mandated by…

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Malabu Scandal: Nigerian parliament to summon ex-President Goodluck Jonathan

The House of Representatives plans to summon former President Goodluck Jonathan to explain his role in the controversial award of OPL 245 oil block licence, PREMIUM TIMES learnt Monday. Razak Atunwa, Chairman of the House Committee on Justice who leads an ad-hoc panel investigating the $1.3 billion Malabu oil deal,…

epa05113059 (FILE) A file photo dated 30 July 2015 showing a company flag flying infront of the head office of Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague, The Netherlands. Royal Dutch Shell plc on 20 January 2016 reported a sharp fall in profits for the last quarter of 2015 as low oil prices hit earnings and the company restructured to reduce costs. Shell said it expected fourth-quarter earnings to be between 1.6 billion and 1.9 billion dollars, down from 4.2 billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2014. Full-year earnings, including the impact of lower prices on the company's oil inventory, are expected to total 10.4 billion to 10.7 billion dollars, about 45 per cent lower than the 19 billion dollars reported in 2014.  EPA/JERRY LAMPEN [Photo Credit: Financial Times]

EXCLUSIVE: What Shell CEO told colleague about $1.3 billion OPL 245 scandal

The boss of one of the world’s biggest corporations was placed under secret surveillance as part of a pan-European corruption investigation into the way the firm paid $1.3 billion for an oil block in Nigeria, explosive documents leaked to Finance Uncovered reveal. The leak includes a recording of a wiretapped…

FILE PHOTO: FROM LEFT: Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed; Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, at the Launch of the Clean-Up of Ogoniland And Other Oil-Spill Affected Communities In The Niger Delta at Bodo Town, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers on Thursday (2/6/16)

10 months after Nigerian govt’s launch of Ogoni clean-up, ‘not a drop of oil cleaned’ – Group

Ten months after the Nigerian government launched the clean-up of Ogoniland, actual work is yet to commence in the community, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has said. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, in June 2016 flagged off the oil spillage clean-up exercise amidst an elaborate ceremony in…

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YouWin: Nigerian govt halts disbursements over alleged fraud

The Federal Government has stopped further disbursement of cash to beneficiaries under the YouWin programme following alleged massive fraud uncovered in its management. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said on Friday that the decision to stop further disbursement of funds was to allow government conclude its investigations to unravel…

NNPC TOWERS

Oil firm returns N62 billion to NNPC aftermath controversial crude swap deal under Jonathan

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said on Monday it had reached a final settlement with AITEO Group over an outstanding $202.4 million (about N62 billion) debt in respect of under-delivery of petroleum products under the crude swap contract between 2012 and 2014. Under the crude swap deal by the…

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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…