Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Lai Mohammed portraying ‘the lie in his name’ – Reno defends Jonathan, BBOG

Former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has lambasted Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed for saying Jonathan did nothing months after the abduction of Chibok Girls by Boko Haram in April 2014.
Lai Mohammed in a statement yesterday scolded the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, stating that their use of ‘impudent’ language should “should have been reserved for those who did nothing in the first 500 days of the girls’ abduction”.
In a reaction on Tuesday titled ‘Lai Mohammed Manifests the Lie In His Name’, Reno said Nigerians knew that Lai Mohammed was synonymous with lying and it that it was no wonder that the Oby Ezekwesili led BBOG were firing at him.
It reads: “To say that the Jonathan administration ‘did nothing’ to rescue the Chibok girls is a lie that will not go unchallenged.
“I will now give a timeline of events to prove unequivocally that Lai Mohammed is a liar and his words should henceforth be taken with a pinch of salt by Nigerians and the international community.

EFCC dislocated my spinal cord, forced me to lie against Jonathan – Dudafa

Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has claimed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, put him under duress to make some confessional statements just to implicate former first Lady, Patience Jonathan.
Dudafa, who now limps, narrated to a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos how he got his spinal cord dislocated in the EFCC cell just to speak against his will.
He, therefore, pleaded with the Federal High Court in Lagos not to judge his case based on a series of statements he wrote while in the custody of the anti-graft agency.
Dudafa, who is currently being prosecuted for an alleged fraud of N5.1bn, told Justice Mohammed Idris on Monday that using those statements would occasion injustice against him, claiming that he did not voluntarily make them.

News Dino Melaye gives more details of how gunmen allegedly tried to kidnap, assassinate him

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West, has given more insight into how he escaped from gunmen who attacked him in Gwagwalada. Th...