Tag Archives: Goodluck Jonathan

Azibaola Robert

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…

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Jonathan’s former aide, Dudafa, arraigned for money laundering

Former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, and a bank official, Iwejuo Nna, (aka. Taiwo A. Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah) were on Wednesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal High Court Lagos on…

Jide Omokore

Nigerian govt seeks worldwide seizure of multibillion dollar assets of ex-President Jonathan’s allies

The Nigerian government on Monday kicked off legal processes that will enable it freeze local and foreign assets of Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko, allies of former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who are being investigated in connection with a series of multi-billion dollar petrol import and crude export deals. Mr. Omokore,…

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Ankio Briggs blasts Niger Delta Avengers, says members from Somalia

A prominent female activist from the Niger Delta, Ankio Briggs, on Sunday condemned the Niger Delta Avengers for attacking oil and gas pipelines and installations in the region, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Ms. Briggs, a close ally of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, said the avengers were from Somalia and…

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Immigration Recruitment Scam: Abba Moro overruled Jonathan, reversed employment of victims’ relatives – Paradang

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, David Paradang, has narrated how former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, reversed ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s directive to employ relatives of the deadly 2014 Immigration recruitment victims. Mr. Paradang said the former minister described the employment of some family members of those who died…

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

Jonathan govt budgeted billions for roads for 3 years but failed to pay contractors – Fashola

Contractors who executed federal government’s road projects over the past three years were not paid for their job, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, has said. Speaking at the inaugural “Buharimeter” town hall meeting in Abuja, Thursday, Mr. Fashola said the contractors had, nonetheless, continued to work…

Azibaola Robert

Ex-President Jonathan’s cousin, wife get N1 billion bail

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday admitted former President Goodluck's cousin, Azibaola Roberts, and his wife, Stella, to bail in the sum of N500 million each. The Roberts were arraigned on Tuesday on a seven-count charge bordering on money laundering of 40 million dollars. The money was alleged to…

Azibaola Robert

$40 million scam: Ex-President Jonathan’s cousin sent to Kuje Prison

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert, be remanded in Kuje Prison pending the determination of his bail application. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba handed the order on Monday when Mr. Robert and his wife, Stella, were arraigned by the Economic…

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

How we were pressured to squander $18bn excess crude saving — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken out about how the excess crude oil revenue account, which stood at over $20 billion at the inception of his administration, was depleted to about $2 billion when he left office on May 29, 2015. Answering questions on an interview programme with Bloomberg TV,…

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

What Nigeria needs to do to progress — Jonathan

A former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday said Nigeria could only make progress if it embraced the values of peace, freedom and unity. Mr. Jonathan, who spoke at the Bloomberg studio in London, insisted that “these values need to be deeply, strongly and irreversibly entrenched in Nigeria for…

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Group wants ex-President Jonathan appointed Niger Delta envoy

A socio-political group, Assembly of Concerned Niger Delta People, has appealed to President Muhammaudu Buhari to appoint his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as special envoy to Niger Delta. National Coordinator of the group, Eperemor Governor, made the appeal in a statement on Thursday in Benin. According to him, the appointment will…

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How Jonathan shocked me during 2015 election — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was shocked when former president Goodluck Jonathan called him to concede defeat while votes were still being counted during the 2015 election. Mr. Buhari made the disclosure on Monday at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Aso Villa, Abuja, when he hosted the State House Press…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…