METUH : TESTIFYING WILL EXPOSE ME TO CRIMINAL TRAL SAYS JONATHAN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja An application filed by former President Goodluck Jonathan before the Federal High Court in Abuja has revealed further reasons why he wants to be excused from appearing as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. Metuh is standing trial on charges involving, among others, the N400m he (Metuh) received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014. The former President in his motion challenging the subpoena issued on him, stated that with “with several attempts…

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I REFORMED NIGERIA’S DEMOCRATIC PROCESS – JONATHAN

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Nigeria has to grow the credibility of its democracy to a stage where we will no longer have to wait for court judgments to conclude our elections, former President Goodluck Jonathan has said. Jonathan said this at the sixth edition of African Ambassadors Interactive Forum and Dinner, organised by the African Third Sector Resource  in Abuja, on Thursday, where he was presented with the ‘African Leadership & Achievement Award.’ The theme of the conference is “Deepening Democracy and ensuring human security.” He stressed that by conceding defeat…

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COURT GIVES BAILIFF FIVE DAYS TO SERVE JONATHAN WITH SUBPOENA COMPELLING HIM TO APPEAR IN COURT

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday gave the court bailiff five days to serve former President Goodluck Jonathan with the subpoena compelling him to appear in court with respect to the trial of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. The court also ordered the counsel prosecuting Metuh, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, to persuade the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to explore administrative means of ensuring that the Department of State Service produced the detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, in…

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METUH’S TRIAL: COURT ORDERS JONATHAN TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY

A judge  on Monday ordered President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh. A court official confided in our correspondent that Metuh’s legal team filed the draft subpoena before Justice Okon Abang shortly after the Monday’s proceedings. The court official said the judge signed the subpoena after retiring to his chambers at the end of Monday’s proceedings. The source, however, indicated that Jonathan’s court appearance on Wednesday would be dependent…

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KEEP QUIET, APC REPLIES JONATHAN

The Presidency responded to the dismissal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as a failure by former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that the former president has no moral ground to criticise Buhari. Receiving a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming national convention of the party, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Jonathan had said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by Buhari had not recorded any achievement after two years, adding that the ruling party was feeding Nigerians with lies and propaganda. “Those who are giving us some kind of…

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JONATHAN IBB IN CLOSED DOOR MEETING IN MINNA

Enyioha Opara, Minna FORMER President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on Wednesday, arrived Minna, Niger State Capital, where he held a closed-door meeting with former military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida at his uphill residence. Jonathan according to a source arrived the Niger state capital at about 10.00am in a GMC bulletproof SUV with registration number ABJ 961ER. He was said to have been accompanied by former Senator Nimi Barigha Amange, who had represented Bayelsa East in the National Assembly. It was said that there were eight other vehicles in the convoy…

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PDP IS FINISHED IF IT PICKS THE WRONG PERSON AS CHAIRMAN- GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja A former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has advised members of the Peoples Democratic Party no to make the mistake of making wrong choice of National Working Committee  members at the December convention. Jonathan gave the advice when he received an aspirant for the party’s national chairmanship position, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, at his residence in Abuja on Tuesday. He cautioned that the party could not afford to make mistake in choosing its next national chairman and publicity secretary, describing them as “very delicate positions.” He said, “This time…

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WIKE-JONATHAN’S MINISTERS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF HIM

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says most cabinet members in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan took advantage of the gentlemanliness of the Nigerian leader. Wike who served as a minister under Jonathan also said members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the north ganged-up against the former president in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election. Jonathan lost the election to President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor said this in the current edition of The Interview. “Let me tell you the truth; so many people were not sincere…

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2019 PRESIDENCY: ATIKU, JONATHAN MEET, CLOSE RANKS

In Political Realignment, Atiku, Jonathan Meet over 2019 Presidency • May declare for PDP soon By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The push to get former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) and return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to enhance the opposition party’s bid to return to power in 2019 may have gained traction with a recent discrete meeting between him and former President Goodluck Jonathan. The meeting said to have been held at the instance of Atiku, who was said to be seriously…

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WHY US MONITORED SOME OF JONATHAN’S ASSOCIATES-ONYEAMA

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said the current Federal Government was unaware that the United States, US, government was monitoring some Ministers who served under the administration of the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan. Addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential villa, in Abuja, yesterday, Onyeama said the US government was listening to the telephone conversations of some of Jonathan’s Ministers on some “suspicious” investments made in the country. The Minister further noted that the current government was making efforts to recover stolen funds stashed away in…

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