Ethiopian coup attempt: ‘My heart bleeds’ – Jonathan speaks on bloodshed

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president has condemned the attempted coup to oust Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed describing it as undemocratic. His remarks is coming hours after the Ethiopian Prime Minister confirmed the death of the nation’s chief of army by his own bodyguard in an attempt to foil the coup. He made the condemnation on Sunday while tweeting @GEJonathan. His tweet reads: “Nobody’s Political Ambition Is Worth The Blood of Citizens in Ethiopia or Any Other Nation. “I have long said, believed and practised the principle that nobody’s political…

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Jonathan Denies Quitting PDP

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he has no reason to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or retire from politics for now. He made the statement on Sunday, through his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, in reaction to a report by an online publication which claimed that the ex-president had resigned from PDP and quit politics. Mr Eze’s statement described the news as fake, saying that it was a “calculated attempt to rubbish the elder statesman”. “The PDP gave Jonathan the platform to serve as Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice…

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Speak Out Against Insecurity As You Did Under Jonathan – Dogara Challenges Northern Elders

[Aminu Imam] Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has challenged northern Nigerian elders to raise their voices against the endemic insecurity in the region just as they did during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Dogara said this on Thursday while speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign in Nasarawa state. He said the elders’ silence could be taken as “enabling the poor management of security in the country, especially in the north.” “The 2019 general election is not about President Muhammadu Buhari, it’s not about…

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There Was Corruption Under Jonathan But Life Was Better – Tunde Bakare

[Ishaku Yohanna] The Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has said that ‘education in shambles did not start with President Muhammadu Buhari; health care delivery in shambles did not start with Buhari, and infrastructural deficit did not start with Buhari but that what many people are saying is that there was corruption under former President Goodluck Jonathan but life was better.’ Bakare said this in an interview by Heritage Media in Calgary, Canada. ThePastor however went on to defend President Buhari for not appoint ministers for six…

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2019: You Are A Poor Student Of History – Atiku Tells Buhari

Ishaku Yohanna Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to provide the opposition a level playing ground that he was “denied in the past.” Atiku describes the statement as an indication that the President Buhari is a poor student of history. President Buhari, while speaking to a delegation from the International Republican Institute, IRI, and the National Democratic Institute, NDI, on Monday, reportedly said: “I am prepared to give the opposition the opportunities I was not given in the past.”…

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Today In History July 30th 2018

Significant Events 2009 In Maiduguri, security forces hunted door-to-door for Islamic militants, killed more than hundred (100) of them by storming the sect’s compound. 2011 In hilly area outside Ife-Odan, Osun State, a helicopter crashed left three people dead, a male pilot and two women were involved. 2014 The N100 million cash gift allegedly given to parents of abducted Chibok girls when they met former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa caused disquiet among the aggrieved parents. They reportedly cried out that they have been cheated by their community…

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