JONATHAN SPEAKS ON PRESSURE ON HIM TO CONTEST 2023 PRESIDENCY

Jonathan Former President of Nigeria has said that he is not under any pressure to contest in 2023, he was reacting to rumors and media reports that he is under serious pressure to contest for the upcoming Presidential Election. Goodluck Jonathan, the former President  made the denial through Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman. The former president said he is rather focused on promoting peace and sustainable democracy in Africa. Asked to comment on the reports of Jonathan contesting in 2023, Eze told an Online News medium: “There is nothing like that.…

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CRISIS HITS BAYELSA APC OVER JONATHAN’S INFLUENCE

Internal Crisis hits Bayelsa APC as Party chieftains kick against @GEJonathan’s overbearing influence on transition committee We can authoritatively report that there is trouble in paradise between The Jonathans and the Bayelsa chapter of the All Progressives Congress, the APC as party chieftains and politicians loyal to the newly elected governor, David Lyon have kicked against the overbearing influence of Patience Jonathan, the wife of former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Trouble started, when it was discovered that the former President and his wife submitted 9 names in the transition…

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JONATHAN HITS LAMIDO FOR PEDDLING LIES OVER PDP LOSS OF BAYELSA

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Former president Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed claim that he worked against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recent governorship poll in Bayelsa because of the Malabu oil deal. Jonathan described the claim as absurd and deliberately designed as a form of blackmail. He was reacting to former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, who had claimed in an interview that he traded off the PDP in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State because he was trying to avoid being prosecuted by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari…

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I AM A FATHER TO ALL BAYELSANS SAYS JONATHAN AS HE RECEIVES SYLVA AND GOVERNOR-ELECT, LYON

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, said they visited former President Goodluck Jonathan after Saturday’s governorship elections in recognition of his position as the father and leader of the state. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, led APC leaders including governor-elect David Lyon, to visit the former president’s home on Monday. Sylva noted that as a former president and leader of the state, Jonathan deserved to be respected and honoured by all Bayelsa people, irrespective of…

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HOW NORTHERN GOVERNORS FRUSTRATED JONATHAN OVER HIS ALMAJIRI POLICY- EX-UBEC CHIEF

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna A former executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education, Prof. Ahmed Modibbo, said northern governors frustrated the integration of the almajiri school with western education. The former UBEC chief stated this at lecture with the theme,  ‘Before the ban on the almajiri system of education in Nigeria, which was  organised by the Centre for Historical Documentation and Research of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State on Saturday. The administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan in an attempt to keep almajiris  off the streets, spent billions of…

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BAYELSA GUBER RACE: I CANNOT WORK FOR APC, JONATHAN TELLS VISITING PDP GOVERNORS

Endorses Douye, meets PDP governors Chuks Okocha in Abuja The ambition of the Bayelsa State candidate in the November 16 governorship election, Senator Diri Duoye, to succeed the incumbent Governor of the state, Hon. Seriake Dickson, at the weekend received a huge boost when former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, emerged from a closed-door meeting with governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) states, and endorsed Duoye. At the meeting which was held at his Abuja residence, Jonathan asked: “How can I be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) when…

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BAYELSA 2019: WILL PDP SURVIVE THE GALE OF DEFECTIONS?

In this analysis, PAULINE ONYIBE looks at the gale of defections in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, arguing that such action is dangerous to the party’s fortunes Since the return to democracy 20 years ago, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been the ruling party in Bayelsa State. As a result of the party’s dominance in the state, no other party has been able to assess the exalted Creek Haven in Yenagoa Even in 2015 when former governor, Timipreye Sylva, now Minister of State for Petroleum, contested on the…

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NIGERIANS BOMBARD CCB REQUESTING FOR OBASANJO JONATHAN AND IBB ASSETS DECLARATION FORMS

Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation   Despite leaving the stage, there is high demand by Nigerians for asset declaration forms of former Presidents and Heads of State, serving and ex-governors from the Code of Conduct Bureau. Those mostly affected are ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President Goodluck Jonathan, ex-President Ibrahim Babangida, and ex-Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. The battle to have a peep at the assets of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is also ongoing in court. The bureau, however, said the National Assembly has not…

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AFTER GOD, ITS PRESIDENT JONATHAN SAYS BALA MOHAMMED

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has showered praises on former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. According to him, after God is Jonathan, saying he was a great man and not an ethnic bigot. The governor spoke at the weekend in Abuja during a meeting of the Reconciliation Committee and Campaign Councils for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections scheduled for November 16. “The former president is not only my boss but my mentor. As far as I am concerned, after God is President Jonathan”, he said. “I am happy the…

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WHEN YOU MAKE A PRESIDENT GOD, DONT EXPECT HIM TO LEAVE OFFICE – JONATHAN

Jonathan: When you make a president god, don’t expect him to leave Former President Goodluck Jonathan says sit-tight rulers are enabled by people who praise and worship them as gods. Jonathan said this on Thursday at the constitutional term limits summit, which is being covered by TheCable, in Naimey, Niger Republic. He also said some presidents hold on to power for fear of persecution and over uncertainty of what life after office would be like. “Let’s create an environment where people will believe there’s life after office. That if you…

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