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Tag Archives: President Jonathan

Ho-hum – big yawn – just another pittance $77m/monthly ripoff under Madueke’s NNPC – Premium Times investigation

September 16, 2015

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After reading the following investigative story by PT’s Ogala Emmanuel, most Nigerians must wonder how much lower could Nigeria’s corruption go, and if what a blogger – aguntasolo – wondered aloud is not the most lenient solution: “no ifs, no buts, people must go to prison …” If found guilty of the ongoing many probes. […]

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Nigeria’s criminalization of same-sex unions – D.H. Habeeb

February 9, 2014

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On the 30th of May 2013, the Nigerian House of Representatives passed a bill to outlaw gay marriages and to crackdown on gay rights activists as well as criminalize public display of affection between same-sex couples. The penalty for violation was prescribed as a jail term of up to fourteen years imprisonment. On Monday the […]

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Jonathan, Minister’s Cronies To “Buy” Port Harcourt Refineries – Sahara Reporters

December 30, 2013

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How low will Nigeria go, how deep will she sink before the bottom finally falls off on her way to becoming an Haiti despite her huge wealth that continues to be parceled off to a few under the guise of privatization? – TOLA. http://saharareporters.com/news-page/jonathan-minister%E2%80%99s-cronies-%E2%80%9Cbuy%E2%80%9D%C2%A0port%C2%A0harcourt%C2%A0refineries DECEMBER 30, 2013. 11: 54 a.m. [GMT]

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A troubling trend: a letter to President Obasanjo – Tola Adenle

December 23, 2013

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[The following essay from 2003 was my first public expression of dissatisfaction with the presidency of retired General Obasanjo, a dissatisfaction that would grow and lead to many other write-ups with the president as main subject or as references. The last I read, the former president is still at it: we all know that his […]

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Obasanjo’s complaints against the president need to be comprehensively addressed but … D.H. Habeeb

December 16, 2013

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Even more than the arsenal in the armoury of the one-time famed and victorious amphibian Nigerian civil-war division, the Third Marine Commando, of which young Col. Olusegun Obasanjo was the last commander, those who paid attention to Obasanjo’s diversionary occupation in the world of letters can attest to the fact that the retired General’s vituperations, […]

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“When Obasanjo was in government, almost 60 percent, including some former governors and former Senators … were all drug dealers”! – SW Nigeria’s PDP “chieftain”, Kashamu

December 14, 2013

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Kashamu’s case still open at the Chicago Federal Court, USA Emeka Mamah for Nigeria’s Vanguard from Chicago Tribune story. Kashamu Buruj The story of Kashamu Buruj has gotten more complicated with the “chieftain” of Nigeria’s ruling PDP who claim he has over 800 people employed by him in the Republic of Benin and Nigeria, and […]

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Nigeria’s sycophantic congratulatory messages, an in-the-masses’-collective face smirk, finally riles a news reporter!

October 9, 2013

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FCT Minister’s birthday adverts by a Sun News Reporter Last Saturday, October 5, 2013, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, clocked 55 years. There were congratulatory advertisements as is typical of Nigerians even when there is no epochal thing to celebrate! Apart from favour-seeking brands and patrons, there is […]

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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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Jonathan’s “transformation agenda” & pardon for a convicted looter smacks of Nigeria’s descent into rudderlessness

March 13, 2013

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Jonathan stirs storm over controversial state pardon for Alamieyeseigha, others Idris Akinbajo Published: March 13,2013 Jonathan’s campaign poster for presidency: Picture from emotanafricana Library, Depo Adenle at Ibadan: A promise, & a colossal betrayal! – TOLA,   http://premiumtimesng.com/news/124407-jonathan-stirs-storm-over-controversial-state-pardon-for-alamieyeseigha-others.html

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It’s Richard Dowden, this time: “In Nigeria, they have all but given up on government”!

February 9, 2013

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On October 26, 2011, this blog carried   http://emotanafricana.com/2011/10/26/that-dowdens-lecture-at-nigerias-51st-anniversary/ a feel-good paper for President Jonathan for Nigeria’s 51st anniversary, a paper I described as “dancing a little to the left and then to the right” for which I wrote “Dowden did pay for his lunch – pardon me – his air tickets, a VIP treatment which […]

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