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Despite Buhari, Jonathan, APGA’s Obiano wins Anambra election (Full details)

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Willie Obiano, has won the Anambra governorship election. Mr. Obiano won in all the 21 local government areas of the state with a total of 234,071 votes. His victory comes despite two other major candidates enjoying the backing of a sitting president and his predecessor. President Muhammadu […]

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How Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala illegally diverted N61.4 billion Abacha loot to NSA, Sambo Dasuki

The immediate past Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, illegally approved the transfer of at least N61.4 billion ($300 million and £5.5 million) from funds recovered from late dictator, Sani Abacha, to the Office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, few weeks to the 2015 presidential election, Premium Times can authoritatively report today. The former Minister […]

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I would not have been president without Alamieyeseigha, he took me as his younger brother – Jonathan

Former Nigeria President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday declared that but for the support he enjoyed from the late Ijaw leader and former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Diepriye Alamieyeseigha, he would not have become the nation’s president. Jonathan made the declaration when he paid a condolence visit to Alamieyeseigha family at Opolo in Yenagoa yesterday. Assuring […]

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I planned to “hide” for at least 12 months — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said the death of Hannah Awolowo forced him and his wife out of “hiding”, saying he had a plan to keep off public functions for at least 12 months. Mr. Jonathan made the disclosure during condolence visit to the Ikenne home of the Awolowos, over the death of HID […]

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Jonathan, Gusau, Alison-Madueke in another N2.4billion scandal over ‘house boats’ renting…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, his then defence minister, Aliyu Gusau, former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke and the immediate past Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jubrin, an admiral, may soon have to answer questions on an alleged N2.4billion house boats rent scandal for the Nigerian Navy. An ongoing investigation into the conducts of officials of the […]

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Jonathan, Alison-Madueke, CSO Obuah in trouble over $6.9million ‘mobile stage’ scandal

Between himself, his Chief Security Officer and the former Petroluem Minister, former President Goodluck Jonathan spent, in just one deal, a princely $6.9 million dollars to buy three 40-feet mobile stages for use during mass public speaking events, investigations have now revealed. Federal government investigators and security agencies say this is just one of the […]

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Buhari’s anti-corruption fight not targeted at Jonathan – Osinbajo

The Buhari administration’s anti-corruption effort is not targeted at anyone, but is aimed at reducing corruption in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Saturday. Mr. Osinbajo made this known at the funeral of Elizabeth Adesola Mamora, mother of former Lagos senator, Olorunmibe Mamora, held at First Baptist Church, Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State. He faulted those […]

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Jonathan, Sambo, Mark, 20 govs, others get over N28bn severance pay

At a time when the Nigerian economy is at its lowest ebb, former President Goodluck Jonathan, his deputy, Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, some governors and ministers who vacated office yesterday for a new administration would be taking a whopping sum of over N29 billion from the nation’s already lean […]

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Otuoke gets ready to receive Jonathan in ‘Home of Goodluck’

Mr. Jonathan would begin his journey back home from the seat of power in Abuja today. At the Government House Helipad in Yenagoa, Mr. Jonathan would be received by Seriake Dickson, the Bayelsa State governor, and other top government officials, according to Dan Kikile, the state’s Commissioner for Information. The former president, as he would […]

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I made a choice to keep the country away from conflict – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has again called on the global community and Nigerians to support the incoming government of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. He spoke at the Presidential Villa while receiving members of the African Ambassadors Group, who were on a farewell and solidarity visit to him. According to President Jonathan, the incoming government will need the […]

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Jonathan, Obasanjo, Amaechi reconcile

It is no longer news that there has been no love lost between President Goodluck Jonathan, former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi. However, the last Council of State meeting hosted by President Jonathan yesterday, offered an opportunity for the three men to reconcile even if  it was for the camera. […]

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I hope Patience will not divorce me – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, Sunday, expressed fears that his wife might divorce him because of his decision to allow the just concluded election go on to its logical conclusion without  interference. Speaking at a thanksgiving and farewell service in his honour at the Cathedral Church of the Advent Life-Camp, Gwarinpa,  Abuja, President Jonathan cited the case […]

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Those running to APC will return with “empty stomachs” – Jonathan

Those defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress due to PDP’s loss at the presidential election, will return with “empty stomachs”, President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday. The president said the PDP was still the dominant party and it was only a matter of time before it bounced back. He said the […]

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Jonathan asks past leaders to emulate Gowon, Shonekan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday urged Nigeria’s past and current leaders to learn from the exemplary lifestyles of a former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; and the former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan. The President spoke at the fifth presidential prayer breakfast held inside the old Banquet Hall of the […]

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Friends, Associates Abandon Jonathan as Visitation to Villa Drastically Reduces

Following his loss in the March 28 presidential election, most of the friends and associates of  President Goodluck Jonathan have abandoned him to his fate. The Presidential Villa has become a shadow of its boisterous self. President Jonathan’s friends and associates, who had turned the Villa to their second home before the election, have deserted the […]

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Why I conceded defeat to Buhari – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conceded defeat to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in the March 28 presidential election, saying he did so to avert a collective tragedy. Mr. Jonathan said Thursday that he needed to check his ambition, as […]

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Presidency commences investigation on how Jonathan’s telephone call to Buhari was leaked

The Presidency has commenced a discreet investigation into how a recording of the telephone call by the President to Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on March 31, congratulating him on his victory at the last Saturday’s presidential election was leaked. The recording which revealed details of what transpired between the two leaders went viral on […]

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Jonathan, family move personal effects from Aso Rock

President Goodluck Jonathan and his family members have started moving their personal belongings out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, few days after the President lost his re-election bid… According to Saturday Punch, some buses loaded with travel bags moving out of the President’s official residence at about midday on Friday. One of the buses, a white 18-seater […]

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