Tag Archives: Goodluck Jonathan

former Senate President, David Mark

David Mark wants new federal university in own local govt

The move by a former Senate President, David Mark, to secure a new federal university for his senatorial district progressed on Wednesday as the Senate passed for second reading a bill to establish the Federal University of Health Science in Otukpo, Benue State. The bill, sponsored by Mr. Mark, first…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

PDP Convention: ‘We’re finished if we elect wrong chairman, spokesperson’ – Jonathan

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members not to make the mistake of making wrong choice of National Working Committee (NWC) members at the December convention. Mr. Jonathan gave the advice when he received an aspirant for the party’s national chairmanship position, Raymond Dokpesi, in his…

Internet users ['Photo: Hope for Nigeria]

SPECIAL REPORT: How a Nigerian law is suppressing citizens’ freedom on the Internet

When Emenike Iroegbu set up his news platform three years ago, he saw it as a starting point in the future of quality community newspapering for an audience long deprived of alternative views and balanced reportage. Mr. Iroegbu, 39, works full-time as the editor of Abia Facts Newspaper, a small-scale…

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Malabu Scandal: Italian prosecutors file charges against Shell executives

Top officials at Royal Dutch Shell have been charged in Italy for their alleged roles in the $1.3 billion Malabu Oil scandal, Italian prosecutors said Friday. Although the full list of the newly-charged suspects has not been disclosed, Global Witness quoted Milan Prosecutor's Office as confirming that it included Malcom…

Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan reacts to new corruption claims linked to late mother

Former first lady Patience Jonathan has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to let her late mother, Charity Oba, who has been linked to a property under investigation, rest in peace. She also denied claims by the EFCC that the N 2.1 billion Magel Resort Ltd property was…

Patience Jonathan

I’m being probed for supporting my husband – Patience Jonathan

A former First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan, has claimed that she is being probed because of the role she played in the build-up to the 2015 elections. Mrs. Jonathan, who is claiming ownership of $15.5 million frozen by a court at the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

ANALYSIS: Will Fayose’s presidential ambition tear PDP apart?

A fresh crisis capable of rupturing the current peace in Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is unfolding. Against the party’s zoning arrangement, one of its prominent members and governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on Thursday, formally declared his intention to run for president in 2019…

Nigeria elder statesman, Ahmed Joda and President Muhammadu Buhari. [Photo credit: Topclass Reporters]

Restructuring: Convert Nigeria’s 109 senatorial districts to federating units, Buhari’s ex-adviser says

A twist has been added to the agitation for restructuring of Nigeria, as an elder statesman, Ahmed Joda, on Friday advocated that the country's 109 senatorial districts be converted to its federating units to contain the agitation. Mr. Joda headed the transition committee put in place by President Muhammadu Buhari…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Reps have not freed Patience Jonathan’s accounts -Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives has not ordered any bank to unblock the accounts of Patience Jonathan, wife of former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, the leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this through his twitter handle on Wednesday. The chairman of the House Public Petitions committee, Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia-PDP) had…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Jonathan’s aide condemns military operations; blasts Lai Mohammed

An aide to former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday condemned the plans by the military to extend its show of force to the South-South and the South-West. Reno Omokri called on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to tread with caution. The Nigerian Army had on Sunday announced that it would undertake operation…

President Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan

IPOB: Jonathan advises Buhari, urges Council of State meeting

A former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has weighed in on the escalating crisis between the Nigerian security agencies and separatist elements in the South-east with a call for President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a Council of State meeting. Separatist tensions flared across the region this week, with Abia State, the epicentre…

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola

How Jonathan administration Plunged Nigeria Into Recession – Fashola

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Friday gave insight into how Nigeria slipped into recession. Mr. Fashola, who spoke at the Lafarge Road Construction Summit in Lagos, said recession didn't happen overnight and attributed the development to poor budgetary funding by the administration of former president,…

Diezani, her men and the Deals

SPECIAL REPORT: How Diezani, her men, their deals bled Nigeria

On the night of Friday June 7, 2013, a pre-wedding party was in progress at the Cavalli Club – named after the renowned Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli - within the 5-star luxury Fairmont Hotel in Dubai. There was champagne in abundance and some of the performers on ground for…

Former Nigeria`s, President Goodluck Jonathan

PR firm that handled Jonathan’s failed re-election campaign banned in South Africa

Bell Pottinger, a Public Relation firm that handled the failed 2015 re-election campaign of immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been blacklisted by the Public Relations and Communications Association, PRCA, of South Africa. During the 2015 presidential election campaign, a poll by Bell Pottinger, which put then opposition candidate, Muhammadu…

Lamp in Darkness

ICC considers SERAP’s petition on alleged N11 trillion electricity sector scam

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering the petition on the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in 1999 and under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, the Socio-Economic…

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

INTERVIEW: How we convinced Jonathan to concede defeat to Buhari – Osita Chidoka

Osita Chidoka is a former Minister of Aviation, Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and currently a governorship aspirant in Anambra State. He recently spoke with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz and Idris Ibrahim on his years in the Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Jonathan administrations as well…

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Some young Nigerians have been “complete disappointment and failure” in leadership – Obasanjo

Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the failure of certain "privileged young men and women" he helped to top positions in government and the private sector. The former president stated this in a letter he wrote to senior lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba. Mr. Agbakoba, former President of the Nigerian Bar…

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Perm. Sec. accused of corruption forfeits N660 million, $137,000, two buildings to Nigerian govt

The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday ordered the temporary forfeiture of N664,475,246 and $137,680 allegedly diverted from the previous administration's Sure-P funds to the Nigerian government. The suspect, Clement Onubuogo, a serving Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, was also ordered to…

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

Presidency replies Jonathan: You put Nigeria in this economic mess

The presidency said on Monday that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was handed an economy ravaged by years of mismanagement and corruption. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement in Abuja. The presidential aide was reacting to statements credited…

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Osita Okechukwu, Reno Omokri bicker over Jonathan’s anti-corruption claims

The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Assistant on new media, Reno Omokri, have been engaged in a media war over the former president’s speech at the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, Special Non-elective Convention. While Mr. Okechukwu dismissed with a wave…

Edwin Clark briefing reporters

MEND announces pull out from Edwin Clark led-PANDEF negotiating with Nigerian govt

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has announced its withdrawal from the Pan Niger Delta Front, PANDEF. PANDEF is a common platform used by the leaders of the troubled region to negotiate with the federal government for a peaceful settlement of the conflicts and the development…

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

How Jonathan, Yar’Adua, Atiku, Saraki lost millions of naira, properties to aides, partners

Two weeks ago, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported on how an Abuja home of Nigeria’s immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, was burgled by police officers assigned to guard the property. The policemen stole items valued at several millions of naira from the building located at No. 89, Fourth Avenue in the Gwarimpa District…

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How Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan govts allegedly squandered N11 trillion electricity fund – SERAP

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has revealed how over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply was allegedly squandered under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. According to the report, “The total estimated financial loss to Nigeria…

Former President Jonathan's house burgled

Sacked police officer arraigned for looting Jonathan’s home

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arraigned a police officer, Musa Musa, for alleged involvement in the looting of the residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The FCT police command confirmed the arraignment to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. They were arraigned at a magistrate court in Wuse, Abuja. Mr.…

Former President Jonathan's house burgled

EXCLUSIVE: How Police foiled Sergeant’s attempt to escape after looting Jonathan’s home

The policeman at the centre of the burglary of an Abuja home of former President Goodluck Jonathan, initially made a bolt for it but was rearrested after a man he sold a property to tricked him into police's net, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Mr. Jonathan had last week confirmed this…