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2015 Election: PDP Fielding Jonathan Was A Big Mistake — Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, weekend, described the fielding of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election as a miscalculation by the party.   This came as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara also, yesterday, declared that the Boko Haram insurgency would have destroyed Nigeria, if the former President had remained in power, asserting that the defeat of the PDP administration saved the nation from imminent collapse.   Fayose, who disclosed this in an interview, said the defeat could have been...
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Jonathan’s ex-ministers battle Buhari, write warning letter to the president

Some former ministers who served under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan have warned President Muhammadu Buhari to give the former president his “due respect,” and to stop condemning, ridiculing and undermining the efforts of the Jonathan administration including the integrity of the individual members of the past administration. A former Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Suleiman, said this on Sunday in a statement on behalf of other ministers who served under Jonathan. While reacting to the ministers’ statement, the Presidency on Sunday said Buhari’s war against...
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I Am Educated, That’s Why I Was Picked As The First Lady – Patience Jonathan

The first lady of Nigeria, Mrs Patience Jonathan visited Akure, Ondo state today and some of the things she said might interest you! It was made known that Patience Jonathan, who’s on a ‘Women Rally’ was in Akure today and while addressing Ondo women, she said she is a daughter and a fan of former first lady, late Maryam Babangida. Mrs Jonathan also advised the youths of Ondo to pursue their education, stressing that if she wasn’t educated, she wouldn’t be a first lady; In her own words, she also said, “Majority of the people of Ondo are educated and I believe you know the importance of...
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Jonathan Is Not Fit For Leadership – Dr Oby Ezekwesili

Nigeria’s former Minister of Education and one of the leaders of the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaign group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili says the failure of President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in April last year has shown how unfit he is as a leader. Ezekwesili, who spoke yesterday, observed that President Jonathan’s slow response to freeing the girls from the grip of the Boko Haram sect depicts incompetence in the country’s affairs. Drawing a line between the French government’s quick response to terrorists attack on the country...
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#KakandaTemple ~ It’s Christmas in Chibok, Mr. President!

You know what this is about. But, have you contacted their family to understand the meaning and depth of sorrow? Which family? This is the reason for this reminder. While you feast, in the spirit of this sacred season, sharing love with your political family, especially the billionaire donors, there are, somewhere in the hinterlands of this country or between the borders of the country to Niger Republic, Chad or Cameroon, innocent citizens condemned to a slavery that can only be imagined by us. I'm talking about the innocent school girls abducted at a government secondary school in Borno State....
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APC Members Would Never Think Of Poisoning The President In the Name Of Power Tussle – Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the comment by Chief Edwin Clark, that if the opposition has its way it can poison or kill President Goodluck Jonathan just to take power, is absurd, incendiary and unbecoming of an elder statesman of the Chief’s stature. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Chief Clark’s comment, which was widely reported by newspapers, is the latest in a string of statements by President Jonathan’s supporters that are overheating the polity ahead of the 2015 general elections and are even...
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Reps List 50 Impeachable Offences Against Jonathan

Indications emerged yesterday that members of the House of Representatives are on the same page with their Senate counterparts in their bid to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan. It was reliably gathered that the assembly men would start impeachment process against the President immediately it reconvenes next Wednesday. This is just as the lawmakers coordinating the impeachment process have disclosed that they have identified over 50 constitutional violations against the President, which would form part of the impeachment notice. A ranking officer in the House who revealed this said both chambers have...
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#KakandaTemple ~ Counterterrorism: A Time to Act

As I write this, the place our politicians and their accomplices used to refer to as "the northeast" in their scheming for power and measurements of their influences in the power game, the very place the nation's implicit commander-in-chief once referred to as "fringes", as against the "mainstream" territories of his and his colleagues' residences, is becoming the sovereign entity of the terrorising Boko Haram in what still seems like a nightmare to the affected, a propaganda to the unsympathetic distant observers, and a conspiracy to the denialists. But while this is ongoing, while innocent citizens...
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#KakandaTemple ~ Finally, Our Deaths Will Be Televised!

There's no indignity as having the news of a people's misery and deaths denied, played down or unsympathetically politicised. The only tragedy worse than this may be the lack of strategy or, as some have said of the ongoing counter-terrorism, of the "will" to end these many killings. The past few weeks have been peculiarly Nigerian - a condition I liken to a nightmare. The most frightening, especially to the ruling class, was the ease with which Abuja was threatened, its security arrangement openly undermined, not once, nor twice, in a short time: the attack of the headquarters of our biggest...
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Leadership: What Goodluck Jonathan can learn from Stephen Keshi – Ogunyemi Bukola

Successful leadership, be it in business, politics or sports, operates on identical underlying principles. As such, successful leaders learn from one another across the different sectors of life and terrain of leadership in which they operate. Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has a lot to learn about leadership, and he has plenty of options to choose from. But he needs not look far. In his mostly unremarkable government, the sports sector, especially football, especially the national male football team, Super Eagles, have enjoyed unprecedented success. This due in no small parts to the efforts of the...
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