Just In: Ex President Goodluck Jonathan Reacts To The “Malabu Oil Deal” Bribery Allegation

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In a statement issued on his behalf by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr. Jonathan denied directing Abubakar Aliyu, a businessman, or any other person to receive bribe on his behalf during or after the negotiation.
Read Full Statement Below.

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Our attention has been drawn to news reports published mostly by online media which suggested through innuendo, rather than factual evidence, that former President Goodluck Jonathan received kickbacks in the $1.3bn OPL 245 oil block deal involving oil giants ENI and
Royal Dutch Shell.
With regards to the publication, we wish to make it clear that former President Jonathan was not accused, indicted or charged for corruptly collecting any monies as kickbacks or bribes from ENI by the Italian authorities or any other law enforcement body the world over.
In the first place, we have to categorically state that the negotiations and transactions for the oil block deal predate the Presidency of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan which began on 6th May 2010 and ended on 29th May 2015.
It may interest those promoting this false narrative to know that all the documents relating to the transactions, issues and decisions of the Federal Government on the Malabo issue, during the Jonathan administration, are in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation/Minister of Justice.
As President of Nigeria, there is no doubt that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan met with executives of all the oil majors operating in Nigeria and urged them to, amongst other things, support the growth of the Nigerian oil industry by ramping up their investments and comply with the Local Content Act that he promoted and signed into law.
We however wish to state, for emphasis, that at no time did the former President hold private meetings with representatives of ENI to discuss pecuniary issues. All the meetings and discussions former President Jonathan had with ENI, other IOCs and some indigenous operators were conducted officially, and in the presence of relevant Nigerian Government officials and were done in the best interest of the country.
We make bold to point out that the former President never sent any Abubakar Aliyu, as the innuendoes in the false report suggest, to ENI, the IOCs or any indigenous operator to seek favour or collect any gratification on his behalf.
We will like to point out for the umpteenth time that whether in office or out of office, former President Jonathan does not own any bank account, aircraft or real estate outside Nigeria. Anyone with contrary information is challenged to publicly publish same.
As the President who signed the Freedom of Information Act into law, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan lifted the veil on governance and encouraged transparency knowing that evil breeds in secrecy. It is the opinion of the former President that journalists and media houses should take
advantage of this law in their investigative journalism, rather than rely on hearsay.
We hope that these clarifications will help guide future reports which should be factual.

Ikechukwu Eze
Media Adviser to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan
(President 2010-2015)


james987 at 10-01-2017 04:35PM (3 years ago)
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Na wa ooo.. Make una leave Jonathan alone.. No be him be the only past president, halliburton scandal till today nothing dun happen
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freethinker at 10-01-2017 04:48PM (3 years ago)
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BUHARI, APC, SAHARAREPORTERS AND THEIR COHORTS HAVE FAILED.
THEY WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL.
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freethinker at 10-01-2017 04:50PM (3 years ago)
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WHERE IS THAT NWA OFE GOGOMAN?
GOGOWOMAN WHERE ARE YOU?
FREETHINKER IS BACK 4 GOOD
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dynasty4all at 10-01-2017 04:54PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: freethinker on 10-01-2017 04:50PM
WHERE IS THAT NWA OFE GOGOMAN?
GOGOWOMAN WHERE ARE YOU?
FREETHINKER IS BACK 4 GOOD
@FREETHINKER, DON'T MIND THAT FOOL....
FREETHINKER PLS JOIN ME TO FINISH SOME FOOLS HERE, I MEAN THOSE THAT DON'T MAKE USE THEIR COMMON SENSE...
YOU ARE WELCOME BACK
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zeigbo at 10-01-2017 05:55PM (3 years ago)
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ogogorofool is just a bastard

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LegendaryU at 10-01-2017 06:13PM (3 years ago)
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I wonder for this Buhari Government ooooo, is Goodluck Johnathan the only past president, his he the only president that loot fund? Let him rest please with scandal. If true then provide the evidence!
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akinmanchy at 10-01-2017 06:45PM (3 years ago)
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So what is point in troubling this man, he don serve him best make dem leave am rest

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chukkychukky at 10-01-2017 07:00PM (3 years ago)
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i knw say na lie

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gogoman at 10-01-2017 07:28PM (3 years ago)
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JONATHAN WILL ROIT IN JAIL!! THE TIME IS TICKING
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Isima1010 at 10-01-2017 08:27PM (3 years ago)
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Ewu ogogoroman or ogogo gay,you will remain uncircumcised until you die,udene  Grin.
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Isima1010 at 10-01-2017 08:30PM (3 years ago)
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 Me I don't support Jonathan government but, we have to start from obasanjo,tinubu,IBB,buhari,abusalami abubakar and Abacha family first.  Shocked
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yawa_don_gas at 12-01-2017 04:14AM (3 years ago)
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?

Why why?

Yawa life, yawa goes on
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akinmanchy at 12-01-2017 12:50PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: yawa_don_gas on 12-01-2017 04:14AM
Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?

Why why?

Yawa life, yawa goes on
Na becos say YAWA dey very stubborn

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BournIdentity at 17-01-2017 03:26AM (3 years ago)
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I beg make he save that tori for d judges....



Lyf na from phase to face..
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Larry28 at 25-03-2017 04:01PM (3 years ago)
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Hmmmm
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24magic at 25-03-2017 04:02PM (3 years ago)
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It's good to clear oneself
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