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“I have no accounts or property abroad”- Jonathan Reacts to FG’s Plan to Subpoena Him

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“I have no accounts or property abroad”- Jonathan Reacts to FG’s Plans to Subpoena Him

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to reports that the federal government is planning to subpoena he and his wife’s bank records in the United States.

Bloomberg had reported that the federal government requested for “all documents concerning any transactions to, from, or for the benefit” of Jonathan and his wife between 2009 and the present day.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami was quoted saying the information will help in an ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to know individuals in the Process & Industrial Developments Ltd gas deal.

Abubakar Malami said in court filings submitted on March 24;

“There is good reason to believe that ministers at the highest level were involved in a corrupt scheme to steal money from Nigeria.”

Though the EFCC found no direct evidence backing claim of public officers receiving payments from P&ID or its affiliates, the anti-graft agenct however said 10 banks are “likely to have processed US dollar transactions connected to P&ID’s operations as either correspondent banks or the New York branches of foreign lenders”.

Reacting to the report, former President Goodluck Jonathan stated that he has no account or property abroad. 

In the statement signed by Jonathan’s spokesperson Ikechukwu Eze, a comment the former President made while swearing-in new ministers on March 5, 2014 was referenced. He said at that time that he had no accounts or property abroad.

The statement reads;

“Our attention has been drawn to international media reports to the effect that the Federal Government of Nigeria has subpoenaed bank records for former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan in the United States of America.

“We aver that the Federal Government of Nigeria did not contact Dr Jonathan or his wife before issuing these subpoenas. If they had, we would have advised them of the fact that you cannot subpoena what does not exist.

We also remind the public that on March 5, 2014, during the swearing-in of new ministers, then President Jonathan said “I am loyal to Nigeria’s economy. I don’t have accounts or property abroad.

“We are confident in stating that between that time and now, nothing has changed with regards to Dr Goodluck Jonathan. He has no accounts in the United States of America and encourages US authorities to cooperate fully with the Federal Government of Nigeria’s subpoena.

“We would also like to state that during his tenure as President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan extended every courtesy to former Presidents and Heads of state because he believed and still believes that promoting, projecting and protecting Nigeria’s sovereignty and the image is the paramount duty of her government because it is not possible to belittle Nigerians without belittling Nigeria.

“Jonathan gave appropriate counsel to the incoming government in the handover notes of 2015, which advice if carried out, would have prevented the current unfortunate circumstances”.

Former public officers including former ministers of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and Rilwanu Lukman, were also included in the subpoena.

The Nigerian government is hoping to overturn $9.7 billion judgement awarded against it, for a breach of agreement in a gas project handled by the Process & Industrial Developments Ltd.

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#EndSARS Protest: “The action is patriotic and indicates a collective resolution by young people of Nigeria to see a better nation.”- CERANY

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#EndSARS #EndSWAT #EndPoliceBrutality

The Centre of Ethical Rebirth Among Nigerian Youths (CERANY) endorses the Legitimacy of Peaceful Protest against Police brutality #EndSARS #EndSWAT.

This was announced with a press release by Chuks Akamadu EQS, the President of CERANY.

According to his statement, “The action is patriotic and indicates a collective resolution by young people of Nigeria to see a better nation.”

However, he commends President Buhari for showing exemplary leadership as a true democrat by assuring the nation that the disbandment of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was just the first step towards a comprehensive police Reform.

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Chuks also urged the young people to discontinue the protest and give the government the benefit of doubt to implement what they have promised as it relates to the #EndSARS protest.

He is also proposing the immediate convening of National Youth Leaders Conference (NYLC) whose mandate would be to articulate the concerns of the young people across the country in an objective and realistic manner.

Read the full press release below;

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Organization Reaffirms Commitment to Support FG through Youth Employment (Video)

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Domak Shelter Ltd.

A private organization, ‘Domak Group’ has reaffirmed its commitment to support the Federal Government in creating employment for the youth to move the nation forward.

Mr. Kingsley Azonobi, Managing Director of Domak Shelter Ltd. disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, 9th October in Abuja.

Azonobi said the support initiative was as a result of the organization’s activity to celebrate the 60 years of Nigerians living together as one entity and as most dynamic and innovative people.

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In his speech, he said “The journey has been excellent, educative, interesting and encouraging in the sense that we are still together, it is not that easy to hold on to a nation.

“So many elements have tried to break us apart, but Nigeria cannot break, no matter what anybody wants to do, we are one Nigeria and we will remain one.

“It has been a very successful journey so far; the motivation behind Domak empowering youths and the needy is borne out of passion to give back to the country.

“We tried our best to motivate unemployed youths; we just issued employment letters to six youths out of many that we have employed during COVID-19, in spite of many companies shutting down.

“We reviewed our strategies and came up with lots of initiatives to create employment within this lockdown; we have employed not less than 35 youths and other Nigerians.

“We have added a lot of job opportunities to this government and that is what we are here for, to support the government,” he explained.

Azonobi urged Nigerians to always speak positively about their fatherland, adding that negative things come to people who speak negatively, while positive things attract good things of life.

He decried negative messages by people on the social media about Nigeria that portray the image of the country negatively.

“Once you speak positively about your nation, you will get what you speak,” Azonobi said.

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Nigeria @ 60: Independence Promo, Invest in your Children- Domak Shelter Ltd.

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Nigeria @ 60: Independence Promo, Invest in your Children- Domak Shelter Ltd.

Nigeria @ 60: Independence Celebration Promo, Invest in your Children

We believe in the dream of a better Nigeria….A Nigeria of hope and greatness.

A Nigeria of men and women with great vision and mission as seen through the eyes of Domak Shelter Limited – A company building her net worth on solid grounds with a great vision that will transcend generations yet unborn.

We at Domak Shelter Limited believe in the future particularly that of our children…We stand for the welfare of our children and believe the future belongs to them.

In line with this celebration, Domak Shelter Limited has roll out “Independence Celebration Promo” an avenue to invest in the future of the next generation “Our Children”.

Domak Shelter Limited is offering 20% Discount to anyone who will buy land or house for children at Domak Garden City, Karshi between October 1st – October 30th. 

Domak Shelter Limited is giving away 100 plots each for all the plot sizes and house types at Domak Garden City, Karshi.

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For you to participate in this promo, your child must be under 18 yrs. and you must provide your Child’s Birth certificate and Passport Photograph as the supporting document.

You can now buy;

450 sqm= N280,000

660 sqm =N360,000

810 sqm = N520,000

900 sqm = N640,000

And the House type of your choice at 20% Discount.

To learn more about this promo, visit our office at Plot 1019 Gimbiya Street Opp. Gimbiya Supermarket, Area 11, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria. 

Or call 08135271713, 08096473278

 Learn more about Domak Shelter Ltd., kindly visit www.domakshelter.com

 
 
 
 
 
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