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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…

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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…

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PDP will win in 2019 – Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party remains Nigeria’s strongest and biggest party despite losing the 2015 presidential election, and will win the next general election, former President Goodluck Jonathan has said. Mr. Jonathan said current efforts at reforming the party are “a clear sign” the PDP will win in 2019. The former…

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More reactions follow recovery of N3.04 billion from former NNPC GMD

Nigerians have continued to react to the recovery of N3.04 billion from the residence of Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in Kaduna. An operation by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 3 on a building belonging…

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No grudge against those who criticised me while in power — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said he bore no grudge against those who criticised him while in office. Writing on his Facebook Page, Mr. Jonathan said those apologising to him for criticising him during his tenure needed not do so because they only performed their civic duties at the…

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What ex-President Jonathan told U.S. lawmakers about Nigerian Christians – FULL SPEECH

Challenges of Nigerian Christians and the Niger Delta Question-A Summary A Presentation by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to the U.S. House Sub Committee on Africa, February 1, 2017 Let me start by thanking Congressman, Christopher H. Smith, Chairman U.S. House Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health,…

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Jonathan meets U.S. lawmakers; speaks on Nigerian Christians, Niger Delta

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has met with the United States Congress House Sub Committee on Africa to speak on the Niger Delta issue and the challenges facing Christians in Nigeria. A spokesperson for Mr. Jonathan, Ikechukwu Eze, said the meeting was part of efforts of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to…

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Jonathan, Wike frustrated Rivers’ attempt to possess helicopters – Amaechi

A former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has faulted the claims made by his successor, Nyesom Wike, on the two armoured Bell helicopters impounded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, by the Nigeria Customs Service. Mr. Wike said on Saturday that the state government couldn’t take possession of…

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PREMIUM TIMES replies Nigerian Army, demands apology from Buratai, others

PREMIUM TIMES has replied a letter sent by the Nigerian Army, threatening legal action against the newspaper for publications about the army and its chief, Tukur Buratai, a Lieutenant General. On Wednesday, the newspaper published a letter dated December 22, written on behalf of Mr. Buratai, by I.M Alkali, a…

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Security operatives raid Jonathan’s brother’s house

Security operatives, Wednesday evening, laid siege to an Abuja house belonging to a brother-in-law to Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan, sources close to the former leader confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES. The house is located in Maitama, one of the enclaves of Nigeria's rich in Abuja. The spokespersons for the headquarters…

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Jonathan’s men, woman on the run

A former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who evaded arrest in Nigeria was recently released from a London prison where he served term for money laundering. Mr. Ibori had escaped to Dubai to avoid being arrested in Nigeria. He was, however extradited to the UK from the UAE, at…

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Residents of Jonathan’s hometown, Otuoke, beg Bayelsa govt to repair road

Residents of Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa have appealed to the state government to repair the Otuoke-Onuebum road which has been in a deplorable condition. Otuoke is the hometown of former President Goodluck Jonathan who led Nigeria for five years (2000 - 2015) after he had served…

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Ex-Abuja Minister Bala Mohammed’s suit against EFCC adjourned

The substantive case in the alleged violation of fundamental rights filed by Bala Mohammed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been adjourned until January 26. The case, which was adjourned at the last sitting on Wednesday before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of an FCT High Court, could not…

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Take charge of PDP now, lawmaker tells Jonathan

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos state, Victor Akande, has urged former President Goodluck Jonathan to take leadership position in the party to stem crisis rocking the party. Mr. Akande, who is also a lawmaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, made the call in an interview…

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Jonathan’s ally, Ima Niboro, joins APC

A former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Ima Niboro, has joined the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Niboro was ushered into the APC on Monday at his residence in Udu Local Government Area of Delta. He told NAN that, “My membership of the APC is true.’’…

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Election of journalist expelled by Jonathan’s aides ‘instructive’ – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the freedom of the press, and restoration of Nigeria’s fortunes within the shortest possible time, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has said. This is contained in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja by Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director, Information at the Presidential Villa. Mr. Adesina…

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Senate shuns Amaechi, passes Maritime University Bill

The bill for establishment of Nigerian Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta State, on Wednesday scaled second reading at the Senate, months after Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, announced scrapping of the project. The bill sponsored by James Manager (PDP-Delta) was unanimously supported by the senators after the mover's lead…