Tag Archives: Doyin Okupe

The Abatis and Okupes in Yoruba’s usual political left-over post of “Federal” Akéde do not to the position come well-equipped – Tọla Adenle

July 30, 2014

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    When I heard of Doyin Okupe’s pronouncement in far-away England two weeks ago that most towns in Nigeria get at least NINE HOURS OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY EVERY DAY, I laughed not because it was funny but it was the kind of “laughter” that says in Oyo Yoruba, Ọ kare, onirọ́.  It shows the […]

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Rescind controversial pardon of corrupt politician – Transparency Intl. to Nigeria’s President Jonathan

March 15, 2013

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Posted 14 March 2013 by Transparency International Secretariat Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation, calls on President Goodluck Jonathan to rescind the pardon granted to Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the former governor of the oil-rich state of Bayelsa, who was convicted for money laundering and other serious corruption offences in 2007. “This decision undermines anti-corruption efforts in […]

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Nigeria’s pseudo “federalism” gets worse under Jonathan! – Tola Adenle

February 17, 2013

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Okupe on Southwest Marginalization (1) – Idowu Akinlotan, The Nation on Sunday. “… no Yoruba is represented in the first 12 top positions that constitute the country’s power hierarchy, yet other powers in the country flow from these 12 positions. It also says that the Yoruba head only three of the 36 MDAs (ministries, departments […]

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‘Branding’ Nigeria, drug courier, etcetera – Tola Adenle

February 10, 2013

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Things are happening in such rapid succession in Nigeria these days that one could almost write a column a day and still have materials to spare!  To avoid writing on stale topics, I have decided to crowd quite some items that call for immediate comments.  There are topics – like the man of a god […]

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$67bn Controversy: We Won’t Debate With Ezekwesili – [Nigeria’s] Presidency

February 3, 2013

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$67bn Controversy: We Won’t Debate With Ezekwesili – Presidency Sahara Reporters, Posted: January 29, 2013 – 23:36 http://saharareporters.com/news-page/67bn-controversy-we-won%E2%80%99t-debate-ezekwesili-%E2%80%93-presidency?page=1 The debate would be a life line Submitted by tola adenle on January 30, 2013 – 06:45. 1.  The debate would be a life-line for Jonathan’s govt. if taken and all the abuse the discredited Okupe may […]

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A reader laments leadership’s shamelessness: the N2.1b that took a long walk, Okupe’s comparison of Awo’s imprisonment to the Bode Georges of PDP, etcetera – Dele Daramola

December 8, 2012

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“Our generation will never see a better Nigeria” – Dele-Daramola in response to Dr. Jonathan, check out this no-one-should-be-spared corruption allegation (5): Newly-minted N2.1b takes long walk at the Mint! Submitted on 2012/12/08 at 3:08 am Shame is not in our DNA but Nigeria seems cursed with shameless leaders who continue to lead because we have […]

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“Did Awolowo not go to jail?” – Okupe justifies Jonathan’s closeness to convicted corrupt officials

December 7, 2012

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Okupe defends Jonathan’s friendship with VIP ex-convicts – The Punch “THE Presidency on Thursday said President Goodluck Jonathan’s closeness to some corrupt ex-convicts did not contradict any law of the land nor the administration’s anti-corruption war.” Asked why Jonathan still retains Wogu named in the subsidy scam and another who purportedly received a house, the […]

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Doyin Okupe, spokesman for Nigeria’s President Jonathan, has unresolved issues with the crime-fighting EFCC

August 21, 2012

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Okupe Lawyers Admit He Did Fraudulent Contracts With Imo And Benue Posted: August 21, 2012 – 16:00 http://saharareporters.com/news-page/okupe-lawyers-admit-he-did-fraudulent-contracts-imo-and-benue

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Thanks, but no thanks, Mr. President: Northern Nigeria’s elders refuse Jonathan’s N20m “gift”

August 18, 2012

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Northern Elders Reject President Goodluck Jonathan’s N20million “Gift”-PREMIUM TIMES Posted: June 7, 2012 – 17:30 [From Sahara Reporters]   http://saharareporters.com/news-page/northern-elders-reject-president-goodluck-jonathan%E2%80%99s-n20million-%E2%80%9Cgift%E2%80%9D-premium-times#comment-488509 “Governing” by emotions Submitted by tola adenle on August 18, 2012 – 17:10. Who in the world “advised” President E.G. Jonathan or suggested this-shd-keep-them-silent payout?  If “advised”, why did he not do what his mentor, […]

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A Doctor, His Dame, And Their Dog – Sahara Reporters

August 13, 2012

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By Sonala Olumhense If you have yet to read the New York Times story of Nigeria’s remarkable basketball team to the London Olympics, it is available online. Before I comment on it, here is a question: to whom, exactly, is President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria accountable? His answer last week, as he vigorously tried to […]

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