Tagged: Goodluck Jonathan

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 …

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Arunma Oteh Leaves as Head of SEC After Five Years at Helm

Arunma Oteh left her position as head of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission after five years leading market regulation in Africa’s biggest economy. She left office on Jan. 7 and an acting director general will be appointed, Yakubu Olaleye, a spokesman for the Abuja-based agency, said by phone. Under Oteh, the capital market“witnessed significant product innovation, improved listing rules, landmark bond-market reforms, the introduction of exchange-traded funds and widening of participation in the markets,” the SEC said in a statement on its website. Oteh became head of the regulator in...
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Jonathan Plotting To Block Me From Emerging Buhari’s Running Mate – Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Bola Tinubu, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of mounting a campaign to block him from picking the vice presidential ticket of the party. He said the president and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], were afraid that the combination of a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, and himself as the APC presidential and vice presidential candidates, could wreck them in the February 14 election. He was responding to an article published in a popular online medium, Sahara Reporters titled, “How Jonathan Blackmailed Bola Tinubu before...
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Civil Servants Warn FG Against Retrenchment Of Workers

Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday, warned of dire consequences if Federal Government decided to retrench workers under the guise of austerity measures announced last month. In a statement by its President and Secretary-General, Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Alade Bashir Lawal, the union said any attempt by government to sack workers or reduce their salaries in the name of austerity measures would amount to a declaration of war on Nigerian workers and would be resisted by the labour movement According to the statement, “when the economy boomed, the political office holders were...
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Goodluck Jonathan’s Military, Local Militias And The Security Of Nigeria By Rotimi Fasan

The United State’s government once more showed its disdain for the Goodluck Jonathan administration and by extension our so-called fight against terror by its last week insistence that it would not sell fighter helicopters to Nigeria. The US government spokesperson was reacting to the claim by the Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Ade Adefuye, that the US had refused to sell fighter aircraft to Nigeria. The refusal of US followed on the heels of its earlier accusation of human rights violation against Nigeria in its fight against the Northern insurgents. It should come to many Nigerians and others around the...
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Oshiomhole’s 2015 Presidential Ambition?

Reports has it that, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, has submitted a letter of intent to the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, just as he intensified consultations with the likes of the former president and stakeholders across the country. Also, reports say that majority of the APC governors may soon endorse him as their candidate because they believe that his popularity cuts across the country, which is one of the attributes they intend to explore to stop President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. We also learnt that His former governorship...
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#Ekiti2014: The Return of Fayose and PDP’s Statement of Purpose – Ogunyemi Bukola

Ayo Fayose’s emergence as the PDP candidate for the June 21st gubernatorial election in Ekiti State has brought a new dimension to what political observers have hitherto described as a walkover for the incumbent Kayode Fayemi of APC. So who is Fayose and what variables does he bring into the political equation of Ekiti State? Fayose was governor of Ekiti State from 29 May 2003 to 16 October 2006, when he was impeached. He was one of the most popular governors of that era, mostly for negative reasons. Fayose rode into power on the back of a PDP South-West takeover masterminded by then president, Olusegun...
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#KakandaTemple: Beyond Mr President’s Tears

Collated commentaries on and around Nigeria seem to portray a nation waiting to implode. Brilliant Nigerian playwright and poet, Opeyemi Adedayo, in a poem Heritage of Lies, lashes out on what he considers to be the mindsets that cause our country’s failures; he attacks various corruptions and total drought of transparency in our government which, true this, are now being passed on to the next generation through a sort of genetic coding—in the womb. Our system is so warped that the conception and foundation of most sectors, whether private or public, are built on lies and deceits. Honesty is now only...
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