• Jonathan says he is still a politician, declines to state interest in political office in future

    Jonathan says he is still a politician, declines to state interest in political office in future

    Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has put to rest, speculations that he may have quit partisan politics, saying he was not done yet with politics, and was indeed still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, although he declined to state if he would participate in elective contest in the future.

    Jonathan made this known yesterday at the unveiling of “My Life and Nigerian Politics” a memoir written by former Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the PDP, Chief Tony […]

  • Jonathan’s ex-aide: EFCC induced me to make statement

    Jonathan’s ex-aide: EFCC induced me to make statement

    It was gathered that the Federal High Court in Lagos Monday ordered a trial-within-trial to determine if a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Gooluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, made a voluntary statement to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The judge made the order after Dudafa, through his lawyer Gboyega Oyewole, claimed that the commission “induced” him to make the statement.

    EFCC arraigned Dudafa before Justice Mohammed Idris on 23-counts of conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds.

    He and […]

  • Jonathan may contest 2019 elections – Dele Momodu

    Jonathan may contest 2019 elections – Dele Momodu

    Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, may seek reelection in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election, the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Mr. Dele Momodu, has said.

    Jonathan, who ruled Africa’s most populous nation from 2011 to 2015, lost his bid for reelection in last year’s presidential polls to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress.

    Since leaving office Jonathan’s profile internationally has risen, and Mr. Momodu says the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain may stage a comeback bid in 2019.

    In an article titled, “The second coming […]

  • Former President Jonathan Thanks, Prays For Well Wishers As He Clocks 59

    Former President Jonathan Thanks, Prays For Well Wishers As He Clocks 59

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his appreciation to Nigerians and all well meaning individuals across the globe for their birthday wishes.

    Jonathan, who clocked 59 on Sunday, took to his Facebook page to thank God and leaders and statesmen we have sent him birthday wishes.

    The former President also prayed for all his well-wishers saying “my prayers are that God will also reward you”.

    His Facebook post reads, “On the occasion of my birthday today, I thank my God who has enabled […]

  • FG owes Jonathan, Obasanjo, IBB, Shagari 10 month salaries. allowances

    FG owes Jonathan, Obasanjo, IBB, Shagari 10 month salaries. allowances

    Former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan, Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Babangida, Alhaji Shehu Shagari have not been paid their salaries and allowances since January this year, it was disclosed on Thursday.

    The revelation came as a shock to members of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs who visited the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).

    Paucity of funds due to non-approvals by President Muhammadu Buhari was blamed for the inability to pay the entitlements of the […]

  • Jonathan visits Sultan, mourns Dasuki

    Jonathan visits Sultan, mourns Dasuki

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described the late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki as a nationalist and a patriot par excellence.

    Mr. Jonathan made the remark in Sokoto on Thursday when he paid a condolence visit to the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III.

    He said the late Mr. Dasuki worked and died as a peace maker and a bridge builder.

    “He worked tirelessly to ensure lasting peace and unity in Nigeria, while without peace and unity there will be no development,” he said.

    The former […]

  • Jonathan a role model for African leaders, says Raila Odinga

    Jonathan a role model for African leaders, says Raila Odinga

    A former Prime Minister of Kenyan, Raila Odinga, has described former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan as hope for democracy in Africa.

    He said Jonathan by conceding defeat in the 2015 election gave credibility to electoral process in Nigeria and Africa.

    “Before then most African leaders would not concede defeat as an incumbent,” Odinga said.

    He stated this at the 2016 Zik lecture series at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka, Anambra State.

    Odinga, who spoke as a guest lecturer on the topic “The crises of nation […]

  • Jonathan awarded ghost projects, says Presidency

    Jonathan awarded ghost projects, says Presidency

    It was gathered that the presidency has said the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan awarded projects on paper without allocating a single kobo for its take off.

    The senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who stated this in an interview program on Express Radio in Kano on Tuesday, said a number of projects existing on paper are now being activated, citing the Kano-Katsina dual road project as an example of what he called “deceitful […]

  • Fashola questions Nigeria’s economic growth under Jonathan

    Fashola questions Nigeria’s economic growth under Jonathan

    It was gathered that the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said Nigeria’s economic growth recorded during the regime of the last president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was not accomplished through any act of good economic policies by the administration.

    He alleged that the 7.5 to 8 per cent annual economic growth then happened because of high crude oil prices, adding that there was no coherent economic theory adopted by the last government to ensure such growth.

    Speaking in […]

  • Obasanjo and Jonathan failed northern Christian politicians

    Obasanjo and Jonathan failed northern Christian politicians

    Northern Nigeria Christian Politicians (NNCP), yesterday, revealed how former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan failed to address their challenges.

    They also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for coming to their rescue where the former presidents failed.

    The chairman of NNCP, Hon. Keftin Amuga, at a press conference said that for the first time, a Northern Muslim President would recognise the Northern Christian as a political factor and political force.

    The group said that “this is a signal which could lead to the emergence […]

  • How Metuh spent N171m for Jonathan’s image laundering – witness tells court

    How Metuh spent N171m for Jonathan’s image laundering – witness tells court

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday heard how PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, spent N171 million to launder ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s image ahead of the 2015 elections.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Metuh is standing trial on allegation of embezzling N400 million.

    In his testimony before Justice Okon Abang, Richard Ihediwa, the fifth defence witness, told the court that Metuh spent N171 million on the committee for the image laundering exercise.

    Ihediwa said N140 million was spent […]