Tagged: Goodluck Jonathan

Mild drama as ex-president Jonathan visits Obasanjo’s village

There was mild drama in the Ibogun hometown of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Ogun state, on Friday, when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan came visiting. The immediate past president arrived Ibogun to a warm reception by members of the community. The people sang, danced, and lined up the streets to welcome the august visitor. Accompanied by Olagunsonye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun state, and some of his former aides, Jonathan waved back at the crowd. He headed to the residence of his estranged benefactor, but known for his unpredictable lifestyle, Obasanjo acted as if he was not expecting...
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Rotimi Amaechi: the Knife that Tore the Umbrella, By Majeed Dahiru

In an atmosphere of extreme sectionalism that pervades the Nigerian political culture, it is better to keep the home front united behind you, irrespective of political differences. The same friends cheering Amaechi on today will exploit the faultline in his home base to undermine him while using his public display of impunity to discredit him, in the case of a power struggle that may most certainly arise within the APC. Frontline Niger Delta region’s oil producing Rivers State, host to leading multi-national oil companies, as well as the largest oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria, is truly the treasure...
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Why Goodluck Jonathan Was Honoured With Presidential Award In Atlanta

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was today (January 14th) honored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He was awarded with the Presidential Award in recognition of his leadership in advancing human rights, social justice and the fight for universal freedom. The SCLC, founded by the late American Civil Right leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in January 1957 is currently led by Dr. Charles Steele Jr. The event is part of the activities leading up to the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday, January 18th, 2016. Former President Jonathan is the first...
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Jonathan, Diezani, Obuah face probe over purchase of $6.9m campaign stages

The financial heist committed under former President Goodluck Jonathan's administration has come under probe by President Muhammadu Buhari as he beams his anti-corruption searchlight on the alleged purchase of three mobile stages, costing $6.9m, by former President Goodluck Jonathan and two of his officials, a Presidency source has said.   According to a document, made available to journalists on Saturday by sources from the Presidency, the deal, which is now a subject of investigation, was allegedly carried out by Jonathan; his Chief Security Officer, Mr. Gordon Obuah; and former Minister of Petroleum,...
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Who Is Who By Habib Akewusola

Umbrella, multi coloured leaking roof, Broom, dusting developmental glue. Are birds responsible for making Our skies blue? Will party jamboree make my Stomach eternally full, I blame faith and physical case, Hoping on executive disciples at Thirthy_two. Admin must admit, Spirituality's the sole property Of my heart Never to be tossed as campaign dart. Flourishing future remains my Coordinated act. As two giant march Will dust temporarily blind Africa's widest land? HABIB AKEWUSOLA
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Don’t Take The Law Into Your Hands, Buhari Tells Supporters

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Flag-bearer, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, urged his supporters to abide by the rule of law and must not tarnish the party’s image. Buhari gave the advice at the inauguration of his campaign office and the presidential campaign council in Abuja. According to him, no supporter should be rude to any leader on his behalf because it will amount to anti-party activity. “I expect you to re-double your effort, I expect total support. I urge you not to insult or be rude to any leader on my behalf. Your conduct must not tarnish the image of the...
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#KakandaTemple ~ A Note to Critics of Change

There is no disaster as devastating as the aggregation of petty and polarising sentiments by a people at a crossroads, a people being offered options, yet unwilling to consider these, despite their loud clamouring for change. I’m talking about these cynical Nigerians who have furiously condemned the status quo and find the brand of democracy in practice here “abominable” and in consequence will not take positions or act. These are the people for whom, as an angry Dante Alighieri once told us, the darkest places in hell is reserved for—their sin being neutrality in times of moral crisis. I...
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FG Is Behind Boko Haram Insurgency – Sect leader

Sheikh Muhammad Mahmoud Turi, Leader of El-Zakzaky Muslim Sect in Kano, on Thursday declared that there is no way the Federal Government can exonerate itself from the activities of the Boko Haram sect. The sect leader said the consistent operation of the sect in the Northeast and other parts of the North indicated that government and its agencies have a hand in its activities. Sheikh Mahmoud, who spoke to reporters at NUJ Press Centre, also said his people would commence a six-day mass trekking ritual from Kano to Zaria starting from Sunday, December 7, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, a...
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Of Jonathanian Impunity and Progressive Rascality

Civility, decorum and decency were discarded last week as lawmakers confronted Jonathanian impunity with rascality. When impunity meets rascality, chaos becomes inevitable. The commotion and show of shame that the world was treated to at the National Assembly is an embarrassment to democracy. Impunity is fast becoming an entrenched culture in our society and regrettably, the Nigerian Police as a law enforcement institution is at the forefront of championing this negative trend. When impunity is not sanctioned, it gains ground and soon becomes a norm. One would have thought that the last has been seen of...
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If Despite Negotiations Girls Do Not Return, Jonathan Will Be No Worse Off – Comment

Nigeria’s disputed claim to have brokered a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram and release deal for more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls was aimed at improving the country’s tarnished reputation abroad and little to do with domestic politics, analysts say. The surprise announcement on Friday created a sliver of hope that the brutal five-year Islamist uprising could be nearing an end and that the girls seized from the northeast town of Chibok of April 14 might rejoin their families. There are already strong signs that the deal will prove hollow: violence raged through the weekend and the credentials...
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#KakandaTemple ~ Elections 2015: Congratulating Goodluck Jonathan, President-Elect

Alright, God forbid. I also pray against this eventuality, the inauguration of disaster on May 29, 2015, because it appeals to our collective emotions. But this prayer alone can never stop a genius of electoral sentiments and manipulations, especially in a country where the politicians are obviously smarter than the electorates, from reaching a height where the destiny of the nation is designed. No country has ever been built, or project executed, or even a cause pursued, by amens and faith alone. Except in the imagination of Nigerians, the ones whose senses are bound in the fabrics of bigotry, extremism...
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#KakandaTemple: Nigeria: A Nation of Goodlucks…

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan may be a good private citizen. I think I have seen his types. But “good” and “luck” are not enough to lead a country, especially one that reeks of ethno-religious and regional monstrosities. GEJ appears like one of those unfamiliar countrymen you can corner at a bar to enjoy an innocent chat around life, politics and, perhaps, zoology. I see him as that person chosen as deputy by his former bosses or political kingmakers in considerations of his subservience – which is actually written, and ever deceptively worn, on his face. Goodluck is a child of “providence”,...
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