Jonathan’s Former Aide Cries Out From Hospital Bed, Don’t Touch My Bank Account

The immediate past Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, Mr. Kingsley Kuku has asked anti-corruption agencies not to tamper with the account of his charity organisation, Keketobou Care Foundation, which he has been using to help the poor in the society.

Kuku, who made the call in a telephone interview with Vanguard from his hospital in the United States on Sunday, said there was no public fund in the charity account, which has helped to render succour to indigent students, women and men over time.

Kuku was reacting to reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen the accounts of close allies of former president Jonathan, including the Keketobou Care Foundation, run
by Kuku.


The former Presidential Amnesty Programme Chairman, who is recuperation in an American hospital after a knee surgery, told Vanguard that there were no government funds in the said account, which had a total deposit of N720, 484.00 as at the end of July this year.

According to Kuku, the amount found in the account was the proceeds of his book: “Remaking the Niger Delta: Challenges and Opportunities”, which he presented to the public in Lagos last year.

He said before now, he had used his personal earnings and other donations by well-wishers to fund the account so as to provide enough funds for buying JAMB forms for poor indigenes of Ondo State and provide support to poor widows, women and traders in the state.

President Buhari Appoints Gen Boroh As Head Of Amnesty Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Brigadier-General Paul.T. Boroh (rtd.) as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.

Brig. Boroh, whose appointment takes immediate effect, is to take over the responsibilities of Kingsley Kuku, the former Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Niger Delta who also doubled as Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme.

The appointment of a new Coordinator for the Amnesty Programme is expected to lead to the speedy
resolution of recent hitches in its implementation such as the non-payment of outstanding allowances to ex-militants.

EFCC Invites Kingsley Kuku Over Alleged Embezzlement Of Amnesty Funds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC have invited the former special adviser on Niger Delta matters to ex President Jonathan, Kingsley Kuku, over allegations of embezzlement of hundreds of millions of Naira meant for amnesty programme.

Mr Kuku alongside two of his aides are expected to be at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency on July 28th.

The EFCC had on July 22nd invited and interrogated a former special assistant to President Jonathan on Schools and Agricultural programme, Baraka Sani over allegations that she diverted money meant for agricultural programmes initiated for schools by the former administration. She was however released on administrative bail after she pleaded that the officials allow her return to their office with some documents that will help in further investigations.

Nobody Advised Jonathan To Concede Defeat- Kuku

President Goodluck Jonathan did not receive advice from anyone before he conceded defeat in the March 28 Presidential election, his Special Adviser on Niger Delta, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, said on Tuesday.

 Kuku spoke at the inauguration of a 500-seater lecture theatre donated by the Alumni Association of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, and named in honour of Jonathan.

 The President of the Alumni, Dr. Mathew Ayeni, said the president was a lover of peace, saying his election was a manifestation of this assertion.

 Urging other African leaders to emulate him, Ayeni said, “Jonathan is undoubtedly a hero, not only in Nigeria’s history and by Nigerian standard but by international standard; this is more reason he is being credited as a world leader by international communities.”

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I’ll Leave With Jonathan Rather Than Work With Buhari- Kuku

Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Kingsley Kuku, has announced his intention to resign as head of the Presidential Amnesty Programme before or on May 29.

This followed calls by some Nigerians and groups on the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to scrap the programme.

Head of Media and Communication in the Presidential Amnesty Office, Dan Alabrah, in a statement quoted Kuku as saying that he would be returning to his village in Ondo rather than serving under the new government.

The statement reads in part: “The chairman wishes to disappoint the plotters as he is not interested in continuing in that office, more so as his boss, President Jonathan, is leaving office on May 29, 2015. “As the President is returning to Otuoke in Bayelsa State, Kuku is also going back to Arogbo, his Ijaw community in Ondo State.

“Having diligently served Nigeria for four years, it is time to move on. He is very proud of his achievements under the Amnesty Programme, which is domiciled in his office as Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta.

“No amount of mudslinging, blackmail and campaigns of calumny can erase the spectacular and verifiable achievements recorded by the Amnesty Programme under the Jonathan administration…”

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