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Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan govts must account for all recovered loot – Court


The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment has held that successive governments since the return of democracy in 1999 “breached the fundamental principles of transparency and accountability for failing to disclose details about the spending of recovered stolen public funds, including on a dedicated website.”

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Jonathan bought substandard weapons to fight terror war – FG


The Federal Government has said whatever weapons that were procured by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration for the military to prosecute the war against terrorism were substandard and could not have been responsible for the string of successes recorded by the military in recent times.

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Dasuki’s lawyer links Jonathan to arms deal


A lawyer defending Sambo Dasuki in court appears to have indicted former president, Goodluck Jonathan, in the ongoing arms deal probe in Nigeria.

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Arms Deal: Questions Jonathan must answer – SERAP


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to former President Goodluck Jonathan seeking explanations from him on “what you knew or had reason to know on the apparent diversion and sharing of over $2 billion meant for purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram.”

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INVESTIGATION: Jonathan, Alison-Madueke, Tunde Ayeni, named in fraudulent oil contracts that cost Nigeria billions

Jonathan and former aids

PREMIUM TIMES has uncovered one of the most fraudulent crude oil deals carried out by the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, which saw cronies of the president pocket billions of naira through a domestic crude oil transportation contract that violated Nigeria’s procurement and economic regulations. Our estimates indicate that the contracts, which the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has now admitted were …

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Jonathan, Sambo, others to declare assets within 30 days

Jonathan and Sambo during a PDP Rally

With five days to the end of President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure, the President, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, 29 governors and 42 ministers have been asked by the Code of Conduct Bureau to declare their assets, SUNDAY PUNCH authoritatively reports. Also on the list of public officials who must declare their assets before leaving office are the country’s 109 senators and 360 …

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Jonathan, Buhari hold secret meeting


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday night met behind closed doors with the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Man blames Jonathan for pregnant daughter’s murder


The father of a 26-year-old pregnant woman, who was murdered in the Arepo area of Ogun State last week, has blamed President Goodluck Jonathan for the incident.

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Jonathan holds private meeting with Adeboye, Oyedepo


President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met separately with two leading pastors in the countries based in Ogun State. Jonathan met with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.

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Jonathan, Sambo, others to get N3.24bn severance pay


PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, non-returning federal lawmakers, ministers and  

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APC accuses Jonathan of ‘last-minute dubious activities’

Alh. Lai Muhammed, Information Minister

The All Progressives Congress has threatened to probe the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan over some “last-minute dubious activities” ahead of the May 29 handover.

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Jonathan criticizes Obasanjo, says ex-President canvassing to head Interim Govt

Goodluck Jonathan visits Obasanjo

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday issued a rare public rebuke of his predecessor, Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing him of attempting to return to power through the backdoor by foisting an Interim National Government on Nigeria, in the hope he will be made head of the administration. Mr. Jonathan’s remarks followed comments by the former president on Saturday that President Jonathan was …

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M​aku denies accusing Jonathan of sponsoring Boko Haram

Labaran Maku

A​ former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, on Tuesday denied reports that he accused President Jonathan of being the sponsor of Boko Haram. Mr. Maku, who addressed journalists ​ in Abuja,​ said the reports were false and an attempt to discredit Mr. Jonathan by using his ardent supporters to make the falsehood look believable. He said his campaign organisation had …

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Obasanjo endorses Buhari, warns against coup

OBJ and Buhari

After months of berating the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared his support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Obasanjo, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, made his opinion known during an interview with the Financial Times at the launch of his controversial autobiography …

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Further shift of the March 28 election will amount to a coup – Buhari

Jonathan Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has warned that further postponement of the March 28 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission will amount to “a civilian and military coup.” While advising INEC to take note of its constitutional limitations, he also ruled out participation in any election debate following the postponement of …

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Presidential debate to hold Feb 3

Jonathan Buhari

•Organisers expect Jonathan, Buhari •We are ready for even APC-organised live debate —Fani-Kayode The Newspapers Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and its other partners have fixed the Presidential Debate leading up to the February 14 elections for February 3, 2015. The debate is scheduled to take place at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. A statement made …

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Buhari Beating Jonathan In AIT Online Poll


An online poll set up by African Independent Television (AIT), a television station which belongs to one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s closest friends, has further underlined his unpopularity as the opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, is currently defeating him by at least 75 per cent. Screenshot of the AIT online poll Sahara Reporters Media To add insult to injury, AIT has …

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Prediction: Jonathan, Buhari Won’t Be President In 2015 – Cleric


An Enugu- based Prophet Anthony Nwoko has predicted that neither President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party nor his opponent, Gen. Muhammad Buhari of the All Progressives Congress(APC) would be president after next month’s election. It would be recalled that Nwoko, who briefed newsmen in Enugu yesterday on the state of the nation, had in 1993 prophesied the …

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2015 ELECTIONS: Catholic priest urges Jonathan to Step down for Buhari

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka praying for the first lady Patience Jonathan

Renowned Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to abandon his re-election bid so that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) can emerge the winner of the presidential election next month. Mbaka, who heads the popular Catholic Adoration Centre in Enugu, said this in his New Year sermon titled “From Good luck to …

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Jonathan, Buhari asked to sign undertaking


•Over post-election violence   •Sultan, Ooni, Sanusi, Adeboye listed as facilitators IF the proposal is agreeable to both parties, President Goodluck Jonathan and former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, would be signing a commitment to non-violent post-election reactions. The peace proposal to the two leading candidates in the 2015 presidential election was at the instance of the diplomat and …

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Soyinka Slams Jonathan’s Support Group Over Fabrication


Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has slammed the Goodluck Support Network, one of the groups championing the re-election bid of Nigeria’s President Jonathan, for fabricating a statement and crediting it to him.

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Jonathan ended 40 years of corruption in agric sector, says Adesina


Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan`s administration has, through its Agriculture Transformation Agenda, ended four decades of corruption in the sector.

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Jonathan should start dusting his table – Kwankwaso


Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state and Presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, spoke to journalists in Kano on his ambition to rule Nigeria and declared that it was high time President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan started dusting his tables ahead of the 2015 elections. MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH recorded the conversation.

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Obasanjo blames Jonathan, others for power sector decay


A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has blamed his successors for the rot in the power sector. The former President said that the country needed to generate 2,000 megawatts every year for the citizens to enjoy stable electricity.

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News in Pictures: Jonathan, Emir Lamido Sanusi reconciles


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$1.1bn Oil Scandal: Jonathan tell us what you know, says APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently speak out and take action on the monumental Malabu oil scandal that is rocking his administration and again putting Nigeria under the global searchlight as a corrupt nation.

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Jonathan is not sick —Presidency


The Presidency on Sunday said there was no truth in media reports (The PUNCH not included) that President Goodluck Jonathan was flown to Germany on Friday for medical attention. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent from Germany, where the President had been since Friday on …

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Jonathan, A Great Achiever — Ribadu


Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a great achiever who has surpassed his (Ribadu’s) vision for Nigeria.

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Jonathan meets security chiefs, mourns Aziza

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met behind closed doors with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The routine meeting was said to have reviewed government’s efforts at tackling the security challenges facing the nation.

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North has enjoyed Jonathan, than some northern rulers – Maku


The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, claims that what President Goodluck Jonathan has done for the north previous presidents of northern extraction did not do for the region since independence.

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