‘PDP Must Not Pick A Wrong Chairman’- Jonathan

A former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has advised members of the Peoples Democratic Party no to make the mistake of making wrong choice of National Working Committee  members at the December convention. Jonathan gave the advice when he received an aspirant for the party’s national chairmanship position, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, at his residence in Abuja on Tuesday. He cautioned that the party could not afford to make mistake in choosing its next national chairman and publicity secretary, describing them as “very delicate positions.” He said, “This time around we need…

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Clark Says There Is No Rift Between Jonathan And Dickson

Elder statesman Edwin Clark says recent media reports of a rift between former President Goodluck Jonathan and Bayelsa Gov. Seriake Dickson are mischievous. Clark, who is the National Leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), made this known in a statement in Abuja. He said that reports making the rounds on the rift were meant to cause disaffection between the two and to create tension in Bayelsa. “In the past few days, the media have been inundated with stories about a so-called rift between a former President of Nigeria, Dr…

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Brickbats over PDP performance

Since the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, concluded their recent convention,arrows have been flying without restraint between the Party defenders and the All Progressives Congress, APC representatives. The feud, inspired by the speech delivered on the occasion by former President Good luck Jonathan, promises to be the be all and end all of most propaganda statements by the ruling party. Jonathan, in a speech at the Party’s Convention, articulated the achievements of PDP under his watch. He also claimed that corruption is worse under the current administration than during his tenure.…

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Electricity: SERAP Says N11 Trillion Was Squandered Under Obasanjo, Yar’Adua And Jonathan

At least N11tn meant for the provision of adequate electricity for Nigerians was squandered under ex-presidents  Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, a report alleged on Wednesday. The report released by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project at the Westown Hotels, Lagos on Wednesday also estimated that the “financial loss to Nigeria from corruption in the electricity sector” may further reach N20tn in the next 10 years. It said, “The total estimated financial loss to Nigeria from corruption in the electricity sector starting from the return to democracy in 1999…

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Police Dismiss Officers That Stole From Jonathan’s House

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has dismissed four policemen for stealing domestic appliances and attire belonging to former president Goodluck Jonathan which they sold to traders. The cops had stolen six television sets, fridges, air-conditioners, Ijaw attires and designer suits from Jonathan’s former residence in Gwarimpa which they sold to traders at the Pankera second-hand market in Gwarimpa, Abuja. The errant officers were dismissed after they were found culpable in an orderly room  trial. They are Sgts. Musa Musa, John Nanpak, Ogah Audu and Gabriel Ugah, a statement on…

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Jonathan Breaks Silence Over Theft At His Abuja House

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday gave more insights into the theft in his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja, saying the suspects stole all movable objects in the house. Jonathan, in a statement by his Media Aide, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja, noted that Nigerians were concerned about the vandalism and theft in the residence. The aide said the enquiries by journalists and other concerned Nigerians made it necessary for the former President to make some clarifications. He stated, “The theft was discovered last month upon which a report was duly lodged…

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PDP: Jonathan Bounces Back To Reckoning

By Stephen Ubanna Former President Goodluck Jonathan who had maintained a stoic silence since he left office on May 29,  2015, because of the crisis in the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP appears to have bounced back to reckoning. This is because of  the Supreme Court ruling  which had pronounced Ahmed Makarfi,  a former Senator  of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as Interim Chairman of the party Caretaker Committee. Jonathan had kept away from the internal politics of the party. He allowed   Makarfi or Ali Modu Sheriff who are involved…

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A step to crisis

The recent quit notice given by the Arewa Youths to Nigerians of Igbo extraction who are agitating for the Sovereign state of Biafra has continued to elicit more reactions from Nigerians. It will be recalled that the a group that described themselves as Arewa youths have given the Igbos three months to leave the Northern zone or they will have themselves to blame, hinting at the intentions of confiscating properties left by fleeing Igbos- a repeat of the Post civil war situation when communities in the current Rivers state labeled…

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Melaye Criticises Jonathan Administration

Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) Wednesday aimed a salvo at some of the appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari, lamenting that such appointments have done harm than good to Nigerians. Dino Melaye The lawmaker stated this while giving his remarks at the 2017 Nigeria Democracy Day Lecture organized by the Save Democracy Group Africa (SDG-Africa) in Abuja. The lecture which attracted eminent personalities drawn from politics, academia, civil society organizations and women advocacy groups, focused on the ills bedeviling the Nigerian state and strategies for tackling them to entrench…

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FG Probes N700Billion Niger/Delta Projects Under Yar’adua-Jonathan Administration

The Federal Government is to probe N700 billion worth of projects in the Niger Delta, which were awarded by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua/Goodluck Jonathan administrations. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani N. Usani, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after yesterday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting chaired by acting President Yemi Osinbajo, said those found culpable would either be made to return the money or face the anti-graft agencies. He said that 60 percent of the contract sum, about N423 billion, had been released for the 427…

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Lawal: EU, US sad about Nigeria, arm twists Buhari to suspend him

The phoney anti corruption war of the Buhari administration has become a source of embarrassment to international donor agencies as they watched with bemusement as buhari looks the other way while his acolytes loo the country dry. The last straw was watching money for humanitarian rescue mission being brazenly looted by government officials, particularly those in the presidency while Buhari pretends that all is well and pursues his vendetta and political emasculation of the opposition, using Ibrahim Magu as a hatchet man. The European Union and the American has watched…

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‘Jonathan Ran CBN Like Idi Amin

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan ran the bank like a movie from Uganda under Idi-Amin. Idi-Amin Dada ruled Uganda with an iron fist between 1971 and 1979 and has been described as one of the most corrupt African rulers. Mr Soludo said, “Imagine a scenario where a president can order the CBN to create an intervention fund for national stability and CBN literally ‘prints’ say, N3 trillion, and doles it out cash to the Presidency to prosecute an…

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Janus Faced General

The double face of Alex Badeh, Nigeria’s former Defence Chief and Four Star General comes to the fore amidst scathing financial scandals By Bayo Bernard Faced with the ferocious and  more determined Boko Haram insurgency, former President GoodluckJonathan named Alex Badeh as his Defence Chief on Thursday, January 20, 2014. In the mind of the ex-president, Badeh would bring to bear his experience as one of the finest Air force officers in the country and a tested pilot, in sharpening the teeth of war on terror. On his assumption as…

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