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Maku: Jonathan Best Thing To Have Ever Happened To North Since Gowon


The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, in Kaduna on Tuesday said President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration was the best thing to have happened to the North. Maku said this in Kaduna during a town hall meeting organised as part of National Good Governance Tour of Kaduna State. “There have been a ... Read More »

I Never Compared Jonathan To Mandela – Okupe


Dr. Doyin Okupe has denied equating President Goodluck Jonathan with the late former President of South Africa, Dr. Nelson Mandela. Okupe, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, refuted media reports, especially in the social media that he equated Jonathan to the late Mandela, saying ... Read More »

ASUU Strike Threatens Nigeria’s Vision 20:2020 – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday reiterated his plea for the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off its strike action which is entering the sixth month. The President, who spoke in an address at the opening session of the All Nigerian Judges Conference in Abuja, which was organised by the National ... Read More »

Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Others Defection Irreversible – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday denied speculations that two of its recently defected governors – Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State will return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying their move to the opposition is ‘irreversible’. The party was reacting to Sunday night’s ... Read More »

FG Will Not Influence Process Of National Confab – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja reassured that the Federal Government had no intention of interfering with the structure and processes of the impending national dialogue. Jonathan gave the reassurance during an audience with leaders of Ohaneze Ndigbo and the South-East Geo-Political Zone at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Jonathan ... Read More »

PDP Crisis: No Headway As Jonathan, Governors Meeting Ends In Stalemate


The peace talks between President Goodluck Jonathan and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors which started on Sunday night but did not end until early hours of Monday reportedly ended in a stalemate. While Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State told reporters that he attended the meeting in company of his ... Read More »

Defection: You Lied, PDP No Longer Party To Beat, Amaechi, Nyako Reply Jonathan


Governors Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Murtala Nyako of Rivers and Adamawa State respectively have told President Goodluck Jonathan that time will tell if their defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC, will affect the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, or not. The governors, who are among five other PDP governors ... Read More »

Jonathan, Akpabio To Speak At Centenary Event In London •Akwa Ibom Selected As Face Of Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration


President Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio are scheduled to address the event to mark the kick-off ceremony and business forum of Nigeria’s centenary celebration at Park Lane, London. Facilitator of Nigeria’s centenary celebration and Executive Director of Dabbs International Nigeria Ltd., Mr. Emmanuel Minimah ... Read More »

Jonathan Writes Letter Of Commendation To NDLEA Over N33bn Drug Seizure


President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for intercepting 233,699.875kg of narcotics in 2012, destruction of 1,404.27 hectares of cannabis plantation and the arrest of 8,052 suspected drug traffickers comprising 7,510 males and 542 females. The president’s commendation was conveyed in a letter addressed to the Agency through ... Read More »

As Lar Goes Home, Jonathan Says His Legacy Will Be Difficult To Emulate


President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said it would be difficult to emulate the legacy of late Solomon Lar, a former National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Jonathan, represented by David Mark, the Senate President, made this known at the Order of Commendation Service organised in honour of ... Read More »

Defecting PDP Govs Still Sitting On The Fence – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the crisis rocking the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) notwithstanding, it remains a party to beat in the country. The President made the disclosure on Saturday in Paris in an interview he granted to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and France 24 Radio. ... Read More »

Jonathan Means Well For Nigeria —Uduaghan


Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has called on Nigerians to give President Goodluck Jonathan the kind of support they gave to him in 2011 which ensured that he emerged victorious at the presidential elections, stressing that the President has good intentions for Nigerians. Uduaghan, who made this known ... Read More »

Why Africa Needs Stand-By Force – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said the Federal Government was favourably disposed to the formation of an Africa Stand-by Force that will be charged with the responsibility of restoring peace to troubled nations on the continent. According to President Jonathan, with Nigeria being a major contributor of troops and other ... Read More »

N50bn Lost To Fire Disaster Annually In Nigeria – Minister


The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, says the country loses an estimated N50 billion worth of properties annually to fire disasters. He said this on Thursday at the 5th National Council on Fire held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State. According to Moro, the country may suffer more losses considering ... Read More »

APGA Victory: Bianca Thanks Anambra People For Keeping Ojukwu’s Dreams Alive, Congratulates Obiano


Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Chief (Mrs) Bianca Ojukwu has thanked the people of Anambra State for keeping alive the desire of her late husband, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu that the state remained an All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA-controlled state. Bianca also congratulated the Governor-elect of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano ... Read More »

Lagos PDP Commends FG For Approving N299.1bn For Lekki Deep Sea Port


The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party on Thursday commended the Federal Government’s approval of 1.345 billion dollars for the development of the Lekki deep sea port in the state. In a statement signed by its state Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, and made available to the News Agency ... Read More »

NDDC Is A Failure, Says Mark As Rivers Senators Kick Against Jonathan’s Nominees From State For Board Appointment


Senate President David Mark has described the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, as a failure as a result of its inability to deliver on its mandate since its establishment about 13 years ago. Senator Mark, who was speaking at yesterday’s sitting when the Senate confirmed appointments for management and board ... Read More »

2015: Jonathan Loved By Majority Of People In Gombe – Minister

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Minister of Transport, Senator Idris A. Umar has denied going on a spending spree in his home state of Gombe as a means of enticing voters to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term ambition. He was reacting to an allegation by the defunct new PDP that he distributed 50 assorted ... Read More »

Lamido Gives Jigawa Senators Thumbs Up For Walking Out On Tukur During PDP Senate Caucus Meeting


Despite the peace moves by President Goodluck Jonathan to hold together what remains of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), indications emerged yesterday that all is still not well between the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State. Gov. Lamido has consistently stated that until ... Read More »

Story On Jonathan’s Ill-Health Is A Complete Fabrication – Presidency


The Presidency has refuted reports in a section of the media that President Goodluck Jonathan has checked into a German hospital due to ill-health sustained as a result of his purported “heavy drinking”, saying that nothing could be farther from the truth as the president is in good health. The ... Read More »

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