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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…

PIC. 7. MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION, MR CHIBUIKE AMAECHI (R) AND DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NIGERIA MARITIME ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY AGENCY, MR DAKUKU PETERSIDE, AT THE SUBMISSION OF THE REPORT OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON MODALITY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL FLEET (SHIPPING LINE), IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (20/6/16).
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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…

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How ex-NSA Dasuki transferred $40 million to Jonathan’s cousin – Zenith Bank official

An official of Zenith Bank has told a Federal high Court in Abuja that $40 million was transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) into the account of a company owned by a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Roberts, and his wife. Olabode Farinola, a…

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Top 10 Quotable Quotes Of Last Week

“We should not always, on the basis of security, prevent people from practicing the very basic and fundamental right to religion.” -          Shaarik Zafar, U.S. President Barack Obama’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities, on the Shiites crisis in Nigeria (Source: Premium Times) “They (INEC) were able to conduct election in…

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No nepotism, crackdown on free speech during my administration – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has implored Nigerians to continue to support democratic governance. The former Nigerian leader spoke at a dinner he attended in the United States on Saturday evening. “I urge the Nigerian lawyers in the US and those in the Diaspora to do their best to support the democratic…

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Dasuki absent when Jonathan approved N400 million for Olisa Metuh – Defence Witness

A witness has told a court that embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was absent when ex-PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, was given N400 million. Mr. Metuh is facing trial for alleged diversion of the N400 million he got from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.…

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Fani-Kayode ‘Slumps’ in EFCC Custody – Aide

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, slumped while in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday, his aide has said. Mr. Fani-Kayode was promptly revived by a team at the EFCC’s medical facility, the minister’s spokesperson, Jude Ndukwe, said in a statement Tuesday. “But for the…

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Dasuki did not steal $2.2 billion – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said it was impossible for the National Security Adviser (NSA) during his administration, Sambo Dasuki, to have stolen $2.2 billion as claimed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Dasuki, who has been in detention since December 1, 2015, was arrested by…

FILE PHOTO: Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja

Ex-NSA Dasuki to be re-arraigned November 16

Nigeria's immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, will be re-arraigned before an Abuja division of the Federal High Court on November 16 before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf. Mr. Dasuki was formally arraigned before two judges in the same court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, until his counsel,…

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Untold story of the deal that yielded the rescue of 21 Chibok girls

The release of 21 Chibok girls by the terrorist Boko Haram group Thursday was the culmination of more than two years of negotiation and perseverance by a team which first assembled about two years ago, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The key actors who first initiated the process made their initial…

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Jonathan’s accounts not frozen – Presidency

The Presidency has refuted an allegation by demonstrators in Bayelsa on Thursday that allowances due to former President Goodluck Jonathan had been stopped and his bank accounts frozen. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, said in a statement on Friday that the allegation…

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How we’ll restore Nigerian economy after PDP ruined it — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration is doing its best to get Nigeria out of the current challenges. Mr. Buhari gave the assurance on Monday in Daura, Katsina State, after the Eid el-kabir prayer. According to him, the previous Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government had left nothing…

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Jonathan’s govt left N65 billion fertiliser debt — Presidency

The Federal Government has decried the inability of the previous administration to settle outstanding N65 billion debt owed to fertiliser suppliers. This is contained in a statement issued on Monday by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President. Mr. Shehu said it was wrong…

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Katsina Governor, Masari, blasts Niger Delta leaders, says they used oil money as ‘pocket money’

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has said Niger Delta leaders must come clean on how they spent the oil money allocated to the region over the years. “For six years,” Masari said, “we had a Niger Delta president. Let us see what difference he made in six years…

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Emir of Kano to Buhari: Your government may end up like Jonathan’s

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid repeating the mistakes made by former President Goodluck Jonathan so his administration does not end up in infamy like that of his predecessor. The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria also warned the government against…

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APC, PDP trade blame over Nigeria’s economic crisis

In a desperate bid to convince Nigerians on who is better suited to run the country, the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party clashed on Monday over the lingering economic crisis in the country. The latest squabble began last week with the two parties stepping up attacks…

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Presidency begins probe of Jonathan, wife, over alleged link to Niger Delta bombings

The Nigerian presidency has ordered a discreet investigation of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, Patience, over the spate of bombings of oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. A top government source, quoting intelligence reports, told this newspaper that it had now been…

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Sheriff blames ex-President Jonathan for PDP’s loss of Borno, Yobe

A factional national chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Modu Sheriff, on Friday blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for the party's losses in Borno and Yobe. Mr. Sheriff told journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Friday that if Mr. Jonathan had listened to him, the two states would have…

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If Africans can’t send men to moon, they should at least organize free elections –Jonathan

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has emphasized the need for free and fair elections in Africa. Mr. Jonathan, who is leading the African Union Elections Observation Mission to Zambia, said, Monday, on Twitter, “If Africa can’t yet send men to the moon, we should at least organize elections that…

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Abuja-Kaduna rail project “partially executed” by Jonathan – Amaechi

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday admitted that the Abuja-Kaduna rail project was partially executed by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, but added that the President Buhari's government was responsible for executing the final stages that were crucial to the project's completion. The line, first of its kind in…

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How $40 million was paid to Jonathan’s cousin’s company account – Witness

The trial of Azibaola Robert, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, began Tuesday, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its first witness, Ibrahim Mahe, who narrated how he transferred $40 million to “One Plus Holdings Nigeria Limited”, a company allegedly owned by Mr. Robert. Mr. Robert…

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FACT-CHECK: In attacking Aisha Buhari, Fayose mixes up ‘scandals’

On Monday, while reacting to the freezing of his Zenith Bank account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, accused Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, of being indicted in the infamous Halliburton Scandal. The EFCC had blocked Mr. Fayose’s accounts after…

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Buhari’s promises of change: How well has he fared on jobs, electricity & corruption?

By Eromo Egbejule President Muhammadu Buhari recently celebrated one year in office. Has he delivered on key election promises of change? On the back of vows to fight corruption and insurgency in Nigeria, Mr. Buhari was sworn in as successor to President Goodluck Jonathan a year ago. Mr. Buhari made…

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EFCC detains former Adamawa governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained the immediate past governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngillari, for his alleged role in the distribution of N450 million for the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Ngillari is being detained at the Gombe zonal office of the EFCC. His…