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JJC Skillz and Soso Soberekon clash over ex-president Goodluck Jonathan
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JJC Skillz and Soso Soberekon clash over ex-president Goodluck Jonathan

Music executive Soso Sobereokon, who recently indicated interest in going into politics, shared a photo of himself with former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and added a prayer emoji. JJC Skillz had a problem with Soso's post and he replied: "4 what?" Soso hit back saying: Because he is far better!! Don't forget your wife campaigned for APC & Buhari and they still betrayed and disgraced her. Think about it bro. JJC hit back, writing: "Get your facts right. My wife never campaigned for your friend. You're just being defensive because you join chop Nigerian money. So Abegie Sharappp there. #thiefnathief." Soso responded by trying to emasculate JJC. He wrote: "No need for insults, your HUSBAND Funke is my friend except I for post the video evidence. Gig...
Mali Coup: Jonathan, Other West African Leaders Arrive In Bamako
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Mali Coup: Jonathan, Other West African Leaders Arrive In Bamako

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (2L) walks at the International Airport in Bamako upon his arrival on August 22, 2020 next to by Malick Diaw (L), the Vice President of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People. (Photo by ANNIE RISEMBERG / AFP) West African leaders arrived in Mali on Saturday to try to push for a speedy return to civilian rule after a military coup in the troubled nation. The delegation, headed by former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, planning to meet members of the new junta as well as ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Rebel soldiers seized Keita and other leaders after a mutiny on Tuesday, dealing another deep blow to a country already struggling with a brutal Islamist insurgency and widespread public discontent over its go...
People Can Mourn Me The Way They Like When I Die – Obasanjo:
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People Can Mourn Me The Way They Like When I Die – Obasanjo:

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has responded to the criticisms that have trailed his controversial condolence message on the passing of Buruji Kashamu, a former senator and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State. Mr Obasanjo, in the condolence message, said late Mr Kashamu, who was wanted in the U.S for alleged drug offences, was able to escape justice but could not evade death. “Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashmu) in his lifetime used the manoeuvre of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria,” Mr Obasanjo said. “But no legal, political, cultural, social or even medical manoeuvre could stop the cold hands of death when the Creator of all of us decides that the time is up. “May All...
Obasanjo Criticizes Ambode For Abandoning Lagos Rail Project
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Obasanjo Criticizes Ambode For Abandoning Lagos Rail Project

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019. “We borrowed to build a light rail in Lagos, embarked on the project and a succeeding governor abandoned the project for his full term of four years at 65 per cent completion when he should have started paying down on the loan,” Obasanjo said on Friday in Lagos as a keynote speaker at the “Why I am Alive” campaign. Obasanjo also criticised Ambode of prioritising the construction of Oshodi bus interchange. The terminus was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari days before Ambode left office even though the project was not completed. The formal construction of the rai...
Obasanjo, 393 passengers escape plane crash
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Obasanjo, 393 passengers escape plane crash

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo and 393 other passengers, on Wednesday, escaped a plane crash in Lagos. According to TheCable, Obasanjo was among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane that found it difficult to land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
Jonathan Calls For Electronic Voting In Nigeria
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Jonathan Calls For Electronic Voting In Nigeria

A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advocated that Nigeria must embrace electronic voting to sustain its democratic values. The former President disclosed this on Monday at a Lecture/Book Presentation to mark the Second Term Inauguration of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, in Port Harcourt. Dr. Jonathan said that if democracy must endure, the democratic process must be developed in a way that people will have confidence in the electoral process. He noted that the African Continent must come up with a minimum standard for the establishment of the Election Management Body. Dr. Jonathan said for the purpose of confidence building for credible elections, no single person should have the power to constitute the Election Management Body. He said: “We must...
Soyinka Advises FG To Listen To Obasanjo’s Comment On Fulanization And Islamization
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Soyinka Advises FG To Listen To Obasanjo’s Comment On Fulanization And Islamization

Wole Soyinka has advised the FG to listen to Obasanjo’s comment on Fulanization and Islamization, even though he is not in good terms with him. Recall that the former Nigerian President who lamented over how how threats of Boko Haram and Herdsmen were not initially taken serious, linked it all to an Islamic agenda. However the Nobel Laureate who spoke at the Africa Day 2019 organised by United Bank for Africa (UBA), stated that we should be careful not to be too dismissive over the matter. Soyinka who advised the FG to listen to Obasanjo’s comment on Fulanization and Islamization, added that when one talks about Uthman Dan Fodio, what comes to people’s mind is threat to dip the Koran into the Atlantic Ocean. He said; “We should be careful not to be too dismissive over the matter....
Speed Darlington Calls Obasanjo An International Thief
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Speed Darlington Calls Obasanjo An International Thief

Speed Darlington who reacted to a photo of Olusegun Obasanjo in suit at Vietnam, called the former Nigerian President an international thief. Speed Darlington who called Obasanjo an international thief, further alleged that he is sure he bought the suit he wore with the money he stole from Nigeria. He wrote; I know for sure this man obasanjo bought that suit with the money he stole from Nigeria. He was never executive of any company government was his one and only come up in life. ITT = International theif Theif. What you think he went to do in Vietnam? To go count our money.
2019 Is Near, Focus On Defeating Atiku, While I Focus On Supporting Him – Obasanjo
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2019 Is Near, Focus On Defeating Atiku, While I Focus On Supporting Him – Obasanjo

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has replied the federal goverment over the statement made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who spoke on behalf of the government on Monday in Abuja which he said the Ex president Obasanjo’s candidate for the presidential election under the people's democratic party PDP , Atiku Abubakar “will be defeated roundly and comprehensively’’. Obasanjo who replied by saying, all Nigerians want for the federal government to do is to sign the electorial bill, all Nigerians wants is free, fair election but it seems the APC government are not ready to be honest with the peolpe. Nigeria will be restored again and the only person who can do that is Atiku, why is it that INEC is not bothered about the electorial bill'? som...
Goodluck Jonathan Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today
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Goodluck Jonathan Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR GCON (born 20 November 1957) is a Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that he served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007. He lost the 2015 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari, becoming the first sitting Nigerian president to concede electoral defeat.
Ernest Shonekan, Former Nigerian President Is Dead
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Ernest Shonekan, Former Nigerian President Is Dead

Nigerian former interim leader, Dr Ernest Shonekan has died according to family press release available to Camera news He was appointed interim president after later Gen Sani Abacha annulled the election of Late MKO Abiola.
Ajimobi Shuts Down Obasanjo Farms, Banks, University Press, Others In Oyo
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Ajimobi Shuts Down Obasanjo Farms, Banks, University Press, Others In Oyo

Oyo State Government is not leaving any stone unturned in its aggressive tax drive as it has continued to shut down major business outfits that are defaulting in the payment of taxes. Among the companies shut down today is Obasanjo Farms located at Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan, which is owned by former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Also affected are banks, MRS oil, Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, University Press Limited, Evans Brother, Brooking House, Group Medical hospital, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic and Rasmed publicity. Some of the affected companies are located at Dugbe, Eleyele, Podo, Challenge, Onireke areas of Ibadan. The exercise coordinated by the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue, OYBIR, is being carri...
x If Not For Saraki, National Assembly Would Have Been In Chaos – Goodluck Jonathan
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x If Not For Saraki, National Assembly Would Have Been In Chaos – Goodluck Jonathan

A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday commended Senate President Bukola Saraki for the kind of leadership he has provided for the National Assembly. Mr Jonathan spoke when the senate president paid him a courtesy visit at his Maitama Office in Abuja. He said the tremendous support being enjoyed by Mr Saraki from lawmakers in both the Senate and the House of Representatives testifies to his leadership ability. “Senate President, let me use this opportunity to commend your leadership abilities. Looking at what is happening in the country, if not for your strong leadership, probably the National Assembly would have been in chaos and if the National Assembly is in tatters, then of course, democracy is gone. “I am quite pleased with the kind of relationship ...
Dino Melaye Visits Goodluck Jonathan At His Residence
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Dino Melaye Visits Goodluck Jonathan At His Residence

According to the previous report, Saraki made a video to former nigerian president Good luck Jonathan, senator Dino malaye also shares some adorable photos with him to letvus know that he's also present again tge gathering. Wow ... They all look so happy together
Hausa Actress Ummi Zeezee Ibrahim, Sparks Marriage Rumor With Ex-Military Leader IBB
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Hausa Actress Ummi Zeezee Ibrahim, Sparks Marriage Rumor With Ex-Military Leader IBB

Hausa Actress Ummi Zeeze has sparked a marriage rumour with Ex-military head of state, General Ibrahim Babaginda, 75. The beautiful actress wrote on her social media page; "Ntng good cmes easily. alhamdulillahi it has cme to beginning. abt to get married Insha allah.happy happy.happy U my shonah.@mrs IBB" Congratulatory messages are beginning to pour in for the A-list actress who has hitherto been referring to the former Nigerian president as her fiancé. The rumour of their affair started as far back as 2013, following a post she made on Facebook about her impending marriage to the ex-military ruler.