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Abati’s non-denial denial

Reuben Abati, the former spokesman for ex-president Goodluck Jonathan seems to have remained loyal, in terms of spinning for his former boss. Abati claimed in a radio interview that, contrary to widely held beliefs, Jonathan was not drunk out of his head most times when he was president. Jonathan was rumoured to host all-night boozing sessions in the presidential villa …

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Living in an Edo State glasshouse and throwing stones

Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole said in an interview with the Vanguard newspaper: “If Nigerians know what these people did, they will stone them to death, jungle justice. 700 million dollars gone on second Niger Bridge without any bridge to show.” “These people” are former president Goodluck Jonathan and company. Oshiomhole is probably right that the money vanished, turning the …

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Oshiomhole and Adesina fight over “stomach infrastructure”

Adams Oshiomhole, the governor of Edo State, has called the “agricultural revolution” of the Goodluck Jonathan administration “a big scam”. This has prompted a rebuttal from a spokesman for the Minister for Agriculture in the Jonathan administration, Akinwunmi Adesina. In the fog of claim and counter-claim, it is necessary to establish who is telling the truth. Oshiomhole said: “The agriculture …

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Kenya believe their Goodluck?

Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan is at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya for a three-day break, with his wife Patience and their children. Jonathan is said to be there to witness the wildebeest migration across the Mara River. This is coming shortly after witnessing wild beasts in his own party (the Peoples Democratic Party) migrating to the All Progressives Congress …

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It was Goodluck for Bishop Kukah

Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, was interviewed on a Lagos TV channel about rumours that his National Peace Committee had intervened on behalf of former president Goodluck Jonathan to stop attempts by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the corruption of the previous regime. Watch the interview: The bishop seemed to be talking out of both sides of his …

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Deadlines for defeating terrorists should be haram

President Muhammadu Buhari said to the new service chiefs yesterday: “You need to brace up and continue to team up with other stakeholders to come up with a well coordinated joint effort which will bring a desired end to these insurgencies within three months”. He also said during a recent visit to Benin Republic: “I assure you that we will …

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The total problem with the Buhari “total probe”

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, in his capacity as the head of the National Economic Council (NEC) Ad-hoc Committee on the Management of Excess Crude Account Proceeds and Accruals into the Federation Account, stated yesterday that: “We have agreed in line with our mandate to appoint two reputable international audit firms to carry out a thorough forensic audit, not …

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Goodluck plotting bad luck for Buhahari

Former president Goodluck Jonathan is said to be planning to “reply to” President Muhammadu Buhari’s claims that the Jonathan administration was corrupt and the intention to investigate the alleged looting of public funds by the previous administration. A source close to the former president claimed that he is very angry at being portrayed as the cause of all that is …

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Fight corruption and corruption will fight you

President Muhammadu Buhari rode into power claiming he was going to fight corruption and “if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria”. Many Nigerians were swayed by this message, despite the fact that several members of Buhari’s own party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his backers were covered with the stench of corruption. But Buhari’s posturing meant he …

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