Tagged: Goodluck Jonathan

It’s risky to talk about Nigeria now, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday at Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, said it is unsafe to talk about events and situation of things in Nigeria. The reluctance of the former president to speak on national issues raises concern about his standing with the incumbent administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which has accused many of his ministers, aides and party men of barefaced corruption during his six years of governance. Against Buhari’s sustained onslaught, the expectation is for Jonathan to offer some explanation to dispel the heavy charge of corruption against him and his...
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Crisis Rocks Edo PDP Over Alleged Diversion Of Rice

Crisis is rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, following allegations that one of its governorship aspirants (names withheld) diverted rice meant to be distributed to members of the party prior to the presidential election, which was brought to the state by the campaign organisation of former President Goodluck Jonathan.   The crisis erupted after members of the party observed that the governorship aspirant was sharing the rice to his supporters as Christmas gift after he allegedly super-imposed his picture on that of former President Jonathan on the bags of rice. A chieftain...
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SPOTTED: Former president Jonathan and wife spotted on weekend vacation in Kenya (PHOTO)

Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience, were spotted over the weekend at a vacation spot in Kenya.   The former first couple visited Kenya’s Maasai Mara Games Reserve on a three-day tour of with two of their children.   The Jonathans arrived on a chartered plane and were received by the Governor of Narok, Samuel Tunai  who is also the council of governors tourism committee chairman. Governor Tunai said more than 500,000 tourists from all over the world are expected to witness the spectacular crossing of wildebeest across the...
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No Party Can Beat PDP In The Coming Elections, President Jonathan Boasts

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday boasted that despite the intimidation being mounted against members of the ruling party by opposition parties, no political party can beat the Peoples Democratic Party in the coming election. He said those who had not done anything had been intimidating the ruling party because the party had not been marketing itself. The President spoke just as the Director-General of his campaign organisation, Senator Ahmadu Ali, said some foreign countries were opposed to Jonathan’s re-election bid because he signed the Anti Same-Sex Bill into law. They both spoke during the...
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2015: Still Celebrating The New Year Without NEPA By Dolapa Aina

The reader might wonder if this writer is livid (trust me; you don’t want to know what I have realised), but no crony or Hallelujah yeoman (or rather yeoboy) should table official excuses for an increasingly aware electorate. Lagos: Thursday, 8th of January 2015 The time is 10.28am and as I pen this piece; I haven’t experienced a service which isn’t freely given to the citizens of Nigeria-Power. 8 days into the New Year; into an election year; this part of the city of Lagos (between the Lekki and Chevron axis) seems not to be on the radar of PHCN (Power Holding Company of Nigeria) which is still...
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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning: 1. Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened in a new video that the group will kill the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. The threat is a response to the Emir’s call on Kano people to arm themselves and unite against the sect. The 19-minute video tagged Sanusi and other Muslim leaders as pagans. 2. A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has alleged that the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Chief Olabode George, and the newly elected governorship candidate of the party in the state, Mr. Jimi...
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Nigeria Ranks 39th On World’s Most Corrupt Nations List

While Nigeria remains 42nd on the latest global ranking by world football governing body, FIFA, the country has advanced on the rank of the most corrupt nations. Nigeria is now the 39th most corrupt nation in the world, the global corruption watchdog, Transparency International, TI, has said in its latest release. According to the Corruption Perception Index 2014 released on Wednesday, Nigeria scored 27 out of a maximum 100 marks to clinch the 136th position out of the 175 countries surveyed for the report. The country appeared to have advanced by eight points against its 2013 rating of 144th of 175...
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The Making of a Tyrant: President Goodluck Jonathan

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”- Charles de Montesquieu Plato and Aristotle define a tyrant as; "One who rules without law, looks to his own advantage rather than that of his subjects, and uses extreme and cruel tactics against his own people as well as others" and that is who President Goodluck Jonathan is! The seeds, which produce a tyrant, like the seeds that generate other abnormal aberrations, are planted in the early life of an individual. In the case of President Goodluck Jonathan, it is not easy to assess his...
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Jonathan Has Not Embezzled Public Funds – Abati

Dr. Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, has maintained that the President has never embezzled any public funds since he became the nation’s president. Abati made this known during a programme on Channels Television, while also reacting to questions on the listing of President Jonathan as the 6th richest African presidents. Abati said, the website which published that Jonathan was worth $100m, deliberately wanted to paint a corrupt picture about the president. Read more at http://dailypost.ng/2014/10/14/jonathan-embezzled-public-funds-abati/  
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#KakandaTemple ~ Of Mass Despair and Political Vampirism

If you still hold on to the delusion that your worth as a human, and even as a citizen, is as important as the ambition of our desperate politicians or that, as an ordinary citizen, you're indeed indispensable in their political calculations and foresights, you have obviously stopped using, a misfortune this brings, that with which you were born, to perceive, analyse and understand: your brain. The explosions at a bus park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, this week did not just punctuate the existence of tens of struggling Nigerians, and condemning a lot more to permanent handicaps, but intensified the...
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It’s a sign of weakness to think that insecurity issues can be solved via a quick fix approach, it might be necessary that as a people, we relax, take a deep breath, and with the eye of shame begin to consider ourselves as a nation that dialogues with terrorists and compensates them so as to buy peace and security. If terrorists kill and cause anarchy for unthinkable demands, then what do you call those who plan to pay or negotiate with them? Evidently, Goodluck Jonathan’s administration is the worst thing that has happened to our fragile democracy. President Goodluck Jonathan once told the entire...
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