Friday, 29th September 2023

Goodluck Jonathan

13 hours ago
Former President Goodluck Jonathan and other African leaders, yesterday, brainstormed on issues of democracy and crises on the African continent, with a view to boosting development.
21 Sep
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been awarded the ‘Symbol of Peace’ among recipients of the maiden edition of the ‘100 Most Notable Peace Icons in Africa’ honour.
11 Sep
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advocated a shift in perception that agriculture is a rural development programme. He said it should be seen as a wealth creation initiative.
10 Sep
As we are still deconstructing the complexity and implications of last Wednesday’s almost thirteen-hour Court of Appeal’s judgment on the 2023 presidential elections, it is important to note the word on marble above as it dealt us a blow ten years ago when a perceived electoral injustice claimed the life of a former Governor of Ondo State.
5 Sep
Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said the protest that greeted fuel subsidy removal during former president Goodluck Jonathan's administration in 2012 was mere politics. Fayemi stated this while presenting his keynote address at a national dialogue organised to celebrate 60th birthday of the founding National Secretary of Alliance for Democracy…
5 Sep
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has explained why he supported the late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua to be his successor in 2007 despite his health challenges at the time. Yar'Adua succeeded Obasanjo in 2007 following a controversial election. However, Yar'Adua's presidency was overshadowed by his persistent health issues. He suffered from a longstanding kidney ailment and…
4 Sep
A suggestion lately from the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde that governors can do with one term in office as against the current two terms is interesting and a reenactment of age-old debate about the desirability of one term for elected public officers.
19 Aug
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, leaves Abuja for Harare on Saturday to observe Zimbabwe’s general elections, scheduled to take place on Aug. 23.
19 Aug
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa and Rwanda President, Paul Kagama have been named peace icons in Africa by an international peace-based organisation, Peace Ambassador Agency Worldwide. Others on the list included Kenyan President, William Ruto, President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adeshina; Chairman UBA…
18 Aug
President Bola Tinubu has tasked Nigerian politicians and traditional rulers on sustaining nation’s unity. He made this known in Abuja on Thursday at the public presentation of the book “Brutally Frank,” an autobiography of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the book has 28 chapters with 688 pages.…
27 Jul
Ikechukwu Eze, the spokesman to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has dismissed allegations by the Bayelsa APC Elders Council that Jonathan nominated, or attempted to nominate the Bayelsa ministerial appointee in President Bola Tinubu's yet-to-be announced cabinet. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Eze said Jonathan would have ordinarily ignored the allegations “given that neither the…
21 Jul
Back in April 2018, I was a guest-by-happenstance of Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, in his Yenagoa home.


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Leaders and Elders Forum of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta have commended President Bola Tinubu over subsidy removal palliatives to the state and Nigeria at large. This is contained in a communique jointly signed by the forum’s Chairman, Chief Godwin Ogbetuo, and others at the end of its meeting on Friday in Asaba.…
23 mins ago
The Special Military Taskforce, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States, have arrested suspected killers of Na’aman Stephen, a Catholic seminarian. Capt. James Oya, the Media Officer of OPSH disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Friday in Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen…
1 hour ago
The wife of Gabon's ousted president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been charged with "money laundering" and other offences, the public prosecutor said Friday, a month after a coup toppled her husband. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba Valentin, who is Franco-Gabonese, and one of the couple's sons have been accused by the coup leader of having pulled the…
1 hour ago
More and more children are contacting criminal gangs in Sweden to offer their services as contract killers, the country's police chief said Friday, after three people were murdered in 24 hours. The Scandinavian country has in recent years been in the grip of a bloody conflict between gangs fighting over arms and drug trafficking. That…
2 hours ago
.Says commission secured 5,473 convictions in less than 2yrs .Inducts 332 Detective Assistant Cadet Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Abdulkarim Ckukkol Friday offered an insight into how the anti-graft agency has managed to erase the odious image of Nigeria as a 419 hub. Chukkol gave the explanation on the occasion of the…
2 hours ago
The United States and Mexico starting Friday will hold two top-level meetings in less than a week as the neighbors face growing pressure over migration and drug smuggling. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top US trade officials are holding talks Friday in Washington with Mexican Foreign Secretary Alicia Barcena and commercial officials that will…
2 hours ago
Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has vowed to reform the transport sector and tackle all forms of thuggery around motor parks. President of RTEAN, Musa Maitakobi, stated this, Friday, shortly after presenting certificates of attendance to 17 RTEAN members who completed a strategic leadership, ethics and policy making training at the National Institute…
2 hours ago
An Italian man, Filippo Ferlazzo, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for killing a Nigerian citizen in Italy, Alika Ogorchukwu.
2 hours ago
Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Oladele Alake, on Friday, said that Nigeria solid minerals is endowed with abundance as a resurrection tool to revamp the nation’s economy. He affirmed that the present administration is shifting attention from hydro-carbon. Alake made this disclosed this in Abuja, while receiving the Association of Licensed Small-Scale Miners, led…
2 hours ago
Following the series of inquiries over the death of Nigerian musician Mohbad, SamLarry whose name has since popped up has alleged "I know nothing about how the musician died". Lagos socialite Balogun Olamilekan Eletu popularly known as SamLarry was picked up by the Nigerian Police in their ongoing investigation into the death of Mohbad a…