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Massive Looting Took Place Under Jonathan’s Watch – Oshiomhole

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ADAMS OSHIOMHOLEGovernor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said yesterday that massive looting took place under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking in an interview with Sahara Reporters TV, Oshiomhole noted that while he was not in a position to determine if Jonathan was personally guilty or if he looked on while the looting spree took place, the former president must take responsibility for what happened under him.

The governor also cleared the air on his frequent posers directed at the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, saying he had nothing personal against her.

He said: “What is obvious is that so much money was diverted and unaccounted for from government treasury. Not just from the excess crude account, but also from other agencies of government. The numbers are huge. For example, NNPC reports that they earned about N8 trillion within three to four years and over the same period, they claimed they spent N3.5 trillion and paid to the federation account about N4.1 trillion. So the cost of running NNPC was as much as the cost of running the federation-federal, state and local governments.

So that tells you the amount of primitive stealing that went on. The numbers are mind-boggling. So when we talk of Excess crude, that is just one element”.

The Edo governor said his grouse with Okonjo-Iweala was that as the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, so much sleaze and malfeasance went on under her watch without any alarm.

“People should ask the question, how come each time the issue of corruption and abuse or diversion of funds was raised, Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the first to defend rather than show concern and have open mind.

You remember when the former CBN governor whom you can’t dismiss talked about huge billions of dollars diverted, Ngozi was quick to say no, it is not $20 billion, it is only $10.8 billion”.

On President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to probe the immediate past administration, Oshiomhole said, “I don’t think probe is the right word. For a president whose major campaign was hinged on ‘if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us’, it is only natural that he recovers what was stolen and I think it is only patriotic that we do that.

More also when you inherited huge debts and you will be devoting huge resources to service those debts. If we recovered money from the Abacha government even after his death, why should anybody ask questions if indeed he should be probed”.

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  1. Mohammed

    July 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Gov Oshiomole has put himself on the negative spot light by making Careless,irresponsible and unsustainable comments with lazy allegations that he cannot prove and also picking holes in the past government activities…..He should get ready because what goes around comes around

  2. Folashade

    July 31, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Governor Oshiomhole is becoming a comedian everyday. A man without a pry six certificate acting as an economist. The new auditor General of the federation,all his allegations are baseless without any real substance to back it up,i pity this man called Oshiomhole

  3. Badmas

    July 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Oshimhole has nothing better to say again than pick holes in the past activities of the past government,mind you We will not won’t tolerate lousy and lame lamentations from anyone for selfish reasons.Afterall what has he done for his own state ,nothing

  4. Michael

    July 31, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Only an incompetent governor like Oshiomhole will abandon his primary duties to castigate a woman who has not only served her country, but has left an indelible mark in the Ministry of Finance. I am only concerned about the people of Edo-State, who gave you opportunity to serve in the first place. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has done hers and has moved on to greater endeavors, I encourage you to do likewise.

  5. Afeez

    July 31, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Oshiomhole is qualified to be our Nigerian Squealer, all he does these days to is talk and talk. The Holy Book says too much of everything is bad, I hope Oshiomhole keeps quiet before he becomes a parrot.

  6. Fikayo

    July 31, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Oshiomhole needs to be checked before he develops heart attack, and he had better not say our dear Madam Okonjo-Iweala is the cause. I advice you to take heed and let the our madam be.

  7. Rukayat

    July 31, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Oshiomhole needs to take a chill pill before he breaks down, don’t hurt yourself over Okonjo-Iweala’s matter.

  8. Clinton

    July 31, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Oshomole, all you are saying is a lie and they are propaganda. Stop confusing Nigerians

  9. Makinde

    July 31, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    When you plan evil against an innocent person ypu are planing evil against yourself. Madam Iweala is not the kind of woman you are talking about. This is something wrong about eveything you’ve said. And God will judge you.

  10. Cynthia

    July 31, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I wonder when oshomole became a saint. When someone keeps ill of others knowing that what he is wrong is corrupt.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

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“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

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He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

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Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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