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Gay Status: My Son Going Through A Major Spiritual Challenge – Doyin Okupe
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Gay Status: My Son Going Through A Major Spiritual Challenge – Doyin Okupe

Doyin Okupe, a former presidential aide has reacted to the revelation by his son Bolu, who revealed on Thursday that he is gay. He made this known on his Instagram page even as he shared a photo of himself in rainbow-coloured shorts with a rainbow flag behind him. Alongside the picture, Bolu wrote: “Yes, I’m Gay AF,” Reacting to the picture, Okupe wrote "The picture below is that of Mobolurin Okupe. He is my son. I gave him the name MOBA OLUWA RIN, ( I WALKED WITH GOD) because he was born at the time I gave my life to Christ". "I have been aware of this his new orientation for a while now". "He knows that as a Christian and a witness for Christ ( an evangelist) I am vehemently opposed to homosexuality as it runs contrary to the avowed precepts of my Christian faith". "For me ...
How I Recovered From Coronavirus — Doyin Okupe
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How I Recovered From Coronavirus — Doyin Okupe

A former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has narrated how he recovered from COVID-19 two weeks after testing positive to the disease. Mr Okupe, who alongside his wife tested positive to the disease on 23 April, said he was compelled to reveal how he survived the virus after a comment on his Facebook post had discredited the existence of COVID-19. “It is sad the level of distrust in this country. Some people wrote on my Facebook wall that in spite of my post, that all the COVID-19 talk is a scam. And that I should post a video to convince them. Well I dont hv (sic) a video,” he said in the post. Responding to queries about how he had survived the disease, he said he used the anti-malaria drug—hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and vitamin C. “The medications I took for my covi...
Former Presidential Aide, Doyin Okupe, Wife Recover from COVID-19
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Former Presidential Aide, Doyin Okupe, Wife Recover from COVID-19

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, have been discharged from the Ogun state Isolation center after testing negative twice for the novel Coronavirus. Okupe in a post shared on his Facebook page this afternoon, said himself and his wife Aduralere, tested positive for the ravaging virus on April 23rd and were immediately checked into the state Isolation center in Sagamu. Thankfully they were treated for the virus and have fully recovered. ''On the 23rd of april, my wife aduralere and I tested positive to covid19 virus. That same day we were moved to the isolation ward facilities in Sagamu. Glory be to God Almighty Jehova and His Son Jesus Christ through whose blood that was shed for us at calvary and by whose stripes we became healed and test...
Buhari is Right, We Are All Corrupt – Jonathan’s ex-aide
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Buhari is Right, We Are All Corrupt – Jonathan’s ex-aide

Doyin Okupe, an ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s views on corruption in Nigeria but frowned at his approach in tackling the menace. Okupe noted that corruption was the reason for the recent defection of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP lawmakers to the All Progressives Congress, APC, following the Supreme Court judgment that sacked the PDP government in Imo State. Recall that the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins, alongside seven other members from the PDP, had defected to the APC. He also noted that what happened in Imo will likely happen in majority of the states of the federation, adding that churches and Mosques are not left out in the issue of corruption. The politicia...
Doyin Okupe Reveals Only Way PDP Can Defeat APC In 2023 Presidential Election
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Doyin Okupe Reveals Only Way PDP Can Defeat APC In 2023 Presidential Election

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has called on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to change its name. Doyin Okupe in a post on his Facebook page, said the change of name and formation of a new party is the only way PDP can defeat the All Progressives Congress, APC. The former presidential aide said PDP in its present state cannot win 2023 presidential election. According to him, the ‘‘formation of a new party, birthed by PDP, with new people, younger elements in society and politicians of other tendencies from various existing political parties including powerful but dissatisfied elements from the ruling party, is the only formation that will effectively neutralise and overrun the incumbent party.’c His post entitled ‘Why _PDP must change its name’...
Doyin Okupe Writes About “Ministers Reporting To Abba Kyari”
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Doyin Okupe Writes About “Ministers Reporting To Abba Kyari”

I have read several comments on the above subject matter. I am amazed at the level of passion this pronouncement has generated. The internet is a great thing. But while it brings news from every and all quarters,it also exposes ignorance from all nooks and crannies of the society. The capacity to issue statements and posts on the internet in copious volumes help create the impression that those who write or criticise on the internet also have understanding. Yet, to be literate is not the same as being knowledgeable. Ministers are constitutional aides of Mr President in their respective ministries. Whereas the Chief of staff is a trusted personal aide of the President and the supreme head of the administration in the Presidency. His responsibilities include hour by hour and day to...
Ambode Will Rule Lagos Again, Says PDP Chieftain
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Ambode Will Rule Lagos Again, Says PDP Chieftain

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo has predicted that the immediate past governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode will still rule the state. According to the former presidential aide, Ambode who failed to get the ticket of the Lagos state All Progressives Congress(APC) for the 2019 governorship election in the state, is an “extraordinary, dutiful & diligent performer.” Okupe who said this in a tweet on Sunday morning added that although Ambode may be a bad politician, he believes the ex-governor has learned his lesson. He said: Former Gov Ambode is not my friend. I called him but he never once picked my call. Yet I sincerely believe he is an Unsung Hero. An extraordinary, dutiful & diligent performer. He may be a bad ...
Buhari, Not Saraki Made Me Minister – Lai Mohammed
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Buhari, Not Saraki Made Me Minister – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has debunked a statement by Doyin Okupe, crediting Senate President Bukola Saraki with his appointment in 2015, We learnt. The Minister’s Office described Okupe’s statement as a bold-face lie. Okupe is the Special Adviser (Media) to the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council. “The entire statement by Dr. Okupe is nothing but fiction writing, for which he deserves a hall of infamy award (in the fiction writing segment). Not one of the claims he made in his statement is true”, said Segun Adeyemi, special media adviser to the minister. “For the record, Alhaji Lai Mohammed owes his appointment as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to President Muhammadu Buhari and no one else. It is therefore ...
How Lai Mohammed Betrayed Saraki – Doyin Okupe
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How Lai Mohammed Betrayed Saraki – Doyin Okupe

The Special Adviser (Media) to the Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has alleged that the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, betrayed Senate President Bukola Saraki after Muhammadu Buhari emerge president. In a statement obtained by Naija News on Sunday, Okupe also revealed that Saraki contributed the highest donation towards the realization of Buhari’s ambition in 2015. He added that other stakeholders in the coalition then, agreed that Saraki would be the Senate President if Buhari became victorious at the polls. Read the statement below:  “Prior to the establishment of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, certain agreements were reached with principal stakeholders. “Saraki was...
Saraki Contributed More Than Tinubu to Make Buhari President – Okupe
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Saraki Contributed More Than Tinubu to Make Buhari President – Okupe

Doyin Okupe has reveals that Senate President Bukola Saraki contributed to the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari more than Bola Tinubu. Doyin Okupe who is a former  presidential spokesperson, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, titled, “How Lai Mohammed betrayed Saraki”. According to him, the Senate President was betrayed despite other stakeholders in the coalition agreeing to make him Senate President when Buhari becomes president. He also alleged that the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is one of those who betrayed the him despite getting his support to emerge minister. Read statement below. “Prior to the establishment of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, certain agreements were reached with principal stakeholders. “Sar...
EFCC Arraigns Doyin Okupe For N702 Million ‘Arms-gate’ Fraud
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EFCC Arraigns Doyin Okupe For N702 Million ‘Arms-gate’ Fraud

Today, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on a 59-count charge bordering on “money laundering and criminal diversion of funds” to the tune of N702, 000, 000 (Seven Hundred and Two Million Naira) only. Okupe was brought before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Maitama, along with two companies, Value Trust Investment Ltd and Abrahams Telecoms Ltd allegedly involved in the commission of the fraud. One of the counts reads: “That you, Dr. Doyin Okupe, being the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan from July 2012 to May 2015, and being the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, and a signatory to the bank account of Abrahams Telecoms Ltd, o...
Buhari Not Validly Nominated, Says Okupe
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Buhari Not Validly Nominated, Says Okupe

A frontline politician, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) do not have a candidate for 2019 presidential election. He made this declaration yesterday in an interview in Lagos. Okupe also decried the refusal of President Buhari to sign the Electoral Act that has since been passed by the National Assembly. He said APC would not win the 2019 election without rigging. Okupe said the only way APC could ensure they win at all cost would be the refusal of President Buhari to win sign the electoral act which was intended to sanitise the electoral process. “APC is only using their house boy who heads the INEC and his junior staff. Actions and activities of INEC are being dictated directly from the villa. If that is not the case, by now if INEC Chairman ...
Atiku To Travel To US By End Of November – Doyin Okupe
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Atiku To Travel To US By End Of November – Doyin Okupe

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan who reacted to report of the alleged travel ban placed on the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Atiku Abubakar, by the US, has disclosed that he will be travelling to the US by the end of November. Doyin Okupe who stated that the campaign of corruption against Atiku will not stand because it’s false, wrote on Twitter; “Atiku contested Presidency in 2007 under AC. Nobody called him a thief then, neither was he known then to be corrupt. I often wonder if the Atiku running for President today is the same that ran in 2007. This orchestrated campaign of calumny against Atiku will not stand because it’s false. “Concerning the little understood but copiously exaggerated supposed travel ...
Why Atiku Defeated Saraki In PDP Primaries  – Okupe
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Why Atiku Defeated Saraki In PDP Primaries – Okupe

Doyin Okupe, former presidential spokesman, has opined why former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, defeated Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the elective national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Abubakar emerged victorious in the PDP presidential primary which held at the weekend in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital. He defeated 11 other aspirants. With 1532 votes, Abubakar popularly known as Atiku came first while Mr Saraki came a distant third with 317 votes. Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal came second with 693 votes in the primary election. Mr Okupe who heads Saraki Presidential Campaign Media Council said the top lawmaker lost to the former vice president because of restructuring. “Atiku won a deserved victory. It was not just about...
Accord Party Sacks Doyin Okupe
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Accord Party Sacks Doyin Okupe

The Accord Party on Wednesday expelled the former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, over alleged anti-party activities, which the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party said had caused chaos and anarchy in the party. His expulsion is coming a day after he was appointed by Senate President Bukola Saraki as the Chairman, campaign media council, of his 2019 presidential campaign. The National Secretary of the party, Mrs Abiola Ajaja, said the party took the decision after they invited Okupe severally and he declined to honour the invitation and also refused to desist from his negative actions. She said that the party’s NEC had been on the issue of Okupe’s disobedience to the party for a long time, adding that today, the people that agreed ...
Stop Parading Self As South-West Party Leader, Accord Party Tells Doyin Okupe
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Stop Parading Self As South-West Party Leader, Accord Party Tells Doyin Okupe

Chairmen and leaders of Accord party in South-West have warned Dr Doyin Okupe to desist from parading himself as leader of the party in the zone. Doyin Okupe The party gave the warning in the communiqué issued at the end of its meeting in Ibadan on Tuesday. The communiqué stated that the party in the South-West viewed a purported meeting organised by Doyin Okupe as of no effect and people that attended have no locus standi to do so on behalf of the party. ”Action is going on to identify erring party members who were at the meeting with Okupe and sanctions are awaiting them at the zonal level.’’ It said that it was untrue that its National Secretary, Mrs Adebukola Ajaja and National Vice-Chairman, South-West, Alhaji Dokun Babarinnde, attended the Okupe’s meeting. ”The Accord...
Bukola Saraki will be Buhari’s biggest opponent’ – Doyin Okupe
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Bukola Saraki will be Buhari’s biggest opponent’ – Doyin Okupe

Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has said that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, will be President Buhari’s biggest challenge during the 2019 general elections. Okupe said this during an interview with Channels Television while speaking on the defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC), that took place both in the Senate and House of Representatives. According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will accept any individual or parties that want to join them. “It’s regrettable now but I was one of those who felt if defectors wanted to go, they should go. PDP has been humble, they will take any individual or parties ready to move. 2019 for me is about Saraki and President Buhari. Saraki is becoming the m...
2019 Election: Doyin Okupe Reveals Who Will Choose Next President For Nigerians
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2019 Election: Doyin Okupe Reveals Who Will Choose Next President For Nigerians

Doyin Okupe, aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed who will choose the next President of Nigeria come 2019. According to Okupe, some powerful men installed President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president in 2015. He vowed that come 2019, the Almighty God will do selection. In a post he shared on Facebook, Wednesday night, he said, “In 2015, powerful men chose a President for Nigeria. “In 2019 God Almighty will choose an anointed President for His People. Watch.” He further warned those who prefer to leave in a godless nation to migrate to some other country. He added, “Those who want a Godless Nation can emigrate. Nigeria shall be ruled hereafter by leaders who worship and fear God.”
Yorubas Always Regret Associating With Northerners – Doyin Okupe
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Yorubas Always Regret Associating With Northerners – Doyin Okupe

Former aide to the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has said that he and other politicians from the South West have always known that associating with the Northern political elites is regrettable.   Doyin said any Southwest politician can come out to prove him wrong adding that most northern politicians he had worked with played very selfish and parochial politics.     The former Presidential aide said this in a post he shared on Facebook where he maintained that the northern political elites often time, make them, the southern collaborators look like saboteurs of their people.   Doyin wrote, “I chose politics over Surgery.   “In choosing politics I also chose a party, NPN, with a national outlook than the regional par...
“Our Problems In Nigeria Is Not The Dumb Politicians, It Is The Dumb People Who Constantly Vote For Them”- Doyin Okupe
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“Our Problems In Nigeria Is Not The Dumb Politicians, It Is The Dumb People Who Constantly Vote For Them”- Doyin Okupe

The former Presidential media aide, Doyin Okupe says dumb and visionless people should be blamed for Nigerian problems. He took to his Facebook page to state his opinion, he wrote; ‘Our problems in Nigeria is not the dumb politicians who constantly turn deaf ear to the plight of nigerians…….. our problems is the dumb, weak and visionless people who constantly vote for them. 2019 is just by the corner when politicians will give them a slice of bread in exchange of another 4 or 8years of their destiny’ Dr. Doyin Okupe was the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.
Doyin Okupe Challenges INEC, DSS On Fair Treatment Of Other Political Parties
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Doyin Okupe Challenges INEC, DSS On Fair Treatment Of Other Political Parties

The south west leader of the Accord Party, Dr Doyin Okupe, has charged the nations electoral body the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – and security agencies, including the Department of State Services (DSS) to be fair and just in the way they treat members of other political parties. Okupe who once served as the senior special assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, pointed out that it was “disheartening” for the nation’s electoral body, the DSS and the police to continue to act as “accomplices,” in the way the country has continued to protect and project its electoral values, including the conduct of elections. “It is a disgrace that 57 years after independence, Nigeria cannot still conduct a free and fair election. This is a disgrace. It...
Jonathan, CJN, Fayose, Bello, Okonjo-Iweala, Ex-Govs Under EFCC Probe
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Jonathan, CJN, Fayose, Bello, Okonjo-Iweala, Ex-Govs Under EFCC Probe

Names of some high profile individuals being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been revealed. The Punch, in a report, said a list it obtained contained the names of Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; his predecessor and the current Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The names are in the list of high-profile cases involving over 100 politically-exposed persons and top-ranking public officers still being investigated by the EFCC as of August 2017. The list was recently sent by the EFCC to the Attorney General of the Federation and M...
Ask God Why You Were Brought Back To Life – Okupe Tells Buhari
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Ask God Why You Were Brought Back To Life – Okupe Tells Buhari

Former Senior Assistant to the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to seek the face of God to know why he was prevented from dying. He said Nigerians, even those very close to the President had given up on him and never expected he will come back alive. Okupe reminded President Buhari that God snatched him away from the jaw of death for a purpose he must discover and also achieve. In a message he shared on Facebook, entitled, “Memo to the President,” Okupe said, “Many, including those around you, and others currently felicitating with you had given up on you and actually started working on plans based on their assumption that you were not likely to come back alive. “In truth, for which you can bear witness yourself, Go...
Pictures From Doyin Okupe’s Official Visit To Accord Party’s Secretariat In Ogun State
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Pictures From Doyin Okupe’s Official Visit To Accord Party’s Secretariat In Ogun State

Doyin Okupe, the former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has officially joined the Accord Party. Okupe officially resigned from PDP on July 2nd and since then there's been hints that he'll be joining the Accord Party. He's now shared photos from his flag commemoration day at the Accord Party Secretariat, Kolanut House, Ita-Oshin, Abeokuta, Ogun state that held on Tueday August 22, 2017.
Doyin Okupe Formally Joins Accord Party
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Doyin Okupe Formally Joins Accord Party

Doyin Okupe, Former media aide to ex President Goodluck Jonathan, who left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that he has officially joined Accord Party. He made the announcement in a Facebook post. He said that the decision was made based on a deep reflection on what he wants out of politics. Read the announcement below: Following various consultations with political associates, family and friends I have decided to formally join the ACCORD PARTY. My decision is based on deep reflection on who I am and what I want out of politocs. To me, politics does not begin and end with winning or losing elections. It’s not about big or small parties either, it’s also beyond personal relationships or endearing associations or friendships. There exists in our communities seve...
Doyin Okupe Spotted In A Keke Napep In Lagos
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Doyin Okupe Spotted In A Keke Napep In Lagos

Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe was spotted inside a tricycle popularly known as 'Keke Napep' yesterday in Lagos. According to him, after nearly 2hourrs in traffic on Oba Akinjobi Rd, GRA, Ikeja on his way to church, he decided to board the Keke Marwa to ease his journey...