Goodluck Jonathan Gets Railway Complex Named After Him In Delta


The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has named the Railway Complex in Agbor, Delta State after ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan.

The announcement was made Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi.

The presidential aide quoted the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, as saying the facility will be known as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station & Complex.

The railway station is the operational hub of the Itakpe-Warri rail line.

Currently, the former president Jonathan is in Mali as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Special Envoy, and is leading the body’s mediation mission and is charged with the responsibility of bringing peace to the feuding country.


In other news, Buhari earlier this week, reportedly suspended 12 directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to The Punch, the order was sent out on Friday following a request by the Presidential Panel investigating the allegations of graft and misconduct against the former EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

CANDIID ONLINE gathered that the directors were directed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to proceed on a suspension on Tuesday, in compliance with the presidential order.

A source said, “The panel actually requested the suspension of all the directors of the EFCC to go to enable the panel members to carry out a thorough investigation into the activities of the commission.”

Following the request, President Buhari asked the AGF to ensure he suspends the EFCC directors and other senior officials to proceed with the suspension immediately. The officials were informed on Tuesday.”

Prior to the suspension recall that The Department of State Services (DSS) had earlier arrested Former acting EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu on grounds of anti-graft czar of gross infractions.

He was released from police custody after 10 days in detention, following information filed by the IGP as a response, a part of which reads;

“The Inspector-General of Police directs that your attention be drawn to the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is not investigating C.P. Ibrahim Magu (your client) and he is not accordingly, not being detained by the police, but by the presidential panel that is investigating the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)”

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