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Tag Archives: Patience Jonathan

Who is afraid of Sowore? – Tola Adenle

December 25, 2013

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[This essay first appeared as “The President vs. Sowore” in The Nation on Sunday on December 17, 2006. It is used here under the title with which it was submitted … In a reference to “The President vs. Sowore essay, I used the original title because I could no longer find the actual newspaper clipping […]

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Reuben Abati in 2010: “There may be persons who defend Dame Patience’s aggressive style … how is the President coping?”

July 19, 2013

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Remember, guys, the words always rattled out to suspects before they make statements in US judicial system, the Miranda Rights are apt everywhere:  “… Should you give up the right to remain silent, anything you say can and may be used against you in a court law.”  Sahara Reporters, July 19, 2013 Dame Patience, Our […]

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Nigeria’s ‘first ladyism’ (13): Joe Igbokwe laments Mrs. Jonathan’s alleged meddlesomeness in governance

July 16, 2013

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“PLEASE STOP THIS EMBARRASSMENT …” – Joe Igbokwe, Sahara Reporters http://saharareporters.com/press-release/please-stop-embarrassment-called-mrs-patience-jonathan-joe-igbokwe#comment-598782   Women have always spoken out against these excesses, Mr. Igbokwe Submitted by tola adenle on July 16, 2013 – 21:43. Women have spoken out; I know two, incl. me who have written a series on “Nigeria’s ‘First Ladyism’ …” since THE NATION. Series […]

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President Jonathan and a 200-strong Nigerian delegation to AU summit included people with no government positions – Premium Times

February 2, 2013

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There does not seem to be an end in sight to the wastefulness of the Jonathan administration if, as the story of the link below indicates, the President actually took 200 aides – hangers-on or genuine aides – to an AU meeting at Addis Ababa. Among the entourage was supposedly Bola Sagaya, a woman I […]

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Nigeria’s oil minister, Madueke who often flies on private jets abroad, hospitalized in England

September 5, 2012

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After Dr. Jonathan nominated Madueke to a second term as Petroleum Minister, I presented readers of this blog with why Ms. Madueke should be dropped: http://emotanafricana.com/2011/06/22/nigeria%E2%80%99s-new-ministerial-list-portends-a-future-that-is-nigeria%E2%80%99s-immediate-past/ The woman seems to be an untouchable who goes from one alleged impropriety to another.  TOLA. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Petroleum Minister, In London Hospital SaharaReporters, New York, Posted: September 5, […]

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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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Nigeria’s “first ladyism” (7): One Dolapo Adetunji takes on the fight to give constitutional backing to “first ladyism”

June 28, 2012

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With the calls for legal backing being given to  “office of first ladies”, I think the time has come to scrap this illegality! On March 19 this year, I posted a fifth in my “first ladies” essays for this Blog though most have been from various essays I’ve written on the subject over the years.  […]

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Who’s afraid of Sowore? – Tola Adenle

May 9, 2012

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[This essay first appeared as “The President vs. Sowore” in The Nation on Sunday on December 17, 2006.  It is used here under the title with which it was submitted because in October 2010, I wrote about Mrs. Jonathan’s “first ladyism” (Wole Soyinka’s coinage during late Stella Obasanjo’s time), an essay reproduced here at  http://emotanafricana.com/2012/02/23/the-first-ladies-3-mrs-patience-jonathans-troubling-first-ladyism/.  […]

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