Saturday , 23 May 2015
Latest News

Tag Archives: president goodluck jonathan

PDP’ll Win Ekiti Governorship Poll – Jonathan

FROM LEFT: EWI OF ADO-EKITI, OBA RUFUS ADEJUYIGBE; PDP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FOR EKITI, MR AYO FAYOSE AND PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, AT THE OBA'S PALACE DURING THE GRAND FINAL OF EKITI PDP GUBERNATORAL CANDIDATE’S RALLY IN ADO-EKITI.

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would win the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State. Jonathan spoke at the formal presentation of the party’s flag to its governorship candidate in the state, Mr Ayo Fayose, in Ado-Ekiti. He said that his optimism was based on the tumultuous ... Read More »

New Emir Of Kano: ‘Jonathanians Can Go Jump Into The Lagoon’ – El Rufai

NASIR-EL-RUFAI TWEETS

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory now Deputy National Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday taunted associates of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party over the appointment of his childhood friend and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam ... Read More »

Nasarawa Gov Race: It’s Not Yet Time For Me To Declare – Maku

Labaran-Maku

The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, at the weekend, stated that he would make known his governorship aspirations only when the coast becomes clearer for him to do so. He noted that it was still improper to kick start campaigns for elective positions in the 2015 general election even when ... Read More »

Jonathan Must Learn To Take Responsibility Instead Of Constantly Dodging It, APC Says

PHOTO CREDIT: VANGUARD

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Goodluck Jonathan goofed badly by adopting a partisan stand on the insurgency in the country instead of seeing it for what it is – a national problem. In a statement yesterday in Lagos by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, ... Read More »

APC Faults Clark’s Suggestion Of Declaration Of Full Emergency Rule In Northeast

lai_mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, for allegedly brazenly goading President Goodluck Jonathan to declare full state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. In a statement yesterday in Lagos by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party noted ... Read More »

2015: G-5 Govs Fault Jonathan’s Comment, Promises President, PDP Pleasant Surprise

Jonathan-G5-governors

The group of five governors, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressives Congress, APC, have described the statement credited to President Goodluck Jonathan to the effect that the G-5 governors could not win even a ward election as laughable, promising President Jonathan pleasant surprises come 2015. ... Read More »

G-5 Governors Defection: PDP Not Missing Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Others, Says Jonathan

L-R: THE CHAIRMAN, PDP BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHIEF TONY ANENIH; THE PARTY’S NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, ADAMU MUAZU; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO, SENATE PRESIDENT, DAVID MARK AND THE DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT, SENATOR IKE IKWEREMADU, AT THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE PARTY IN ABUJA, RECENTLY PHOTO: AKIN OLADOKUN.

President Goodluck Jonathan has renewed his war of words with the five former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, who defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, last year, saying their exit has not being felt by the ruling party. Describing the defected governors along with their supporters that left the ... Read More »

Opposition Has Stabilised Polity, Deepened Democracy, Says Lai Mohammed

lai_mohammed

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has stabilized the polity through its media intervention and debates on burning national issues, the main opposition party’s Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. He said opposition was a necessity in a democracy to promote good governance, stability and accountability. Speaking at ... Read More »

New CBN Governor Meets Jonathan

Godwin-Emefiele-New-CBN-Gov

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday met behind closed doors with the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele at the Presidential Villa. The visit was Emefiele’s first since he assumed office on Tuesday as head of the country’s apex bank. He, however, declined State House correspondents’ ... Read More »

Borno Faults Okupe On Chibok Girls, Accuses Presidential Aide Of Peddling Falsehood Against Shettima

Doyin-Okupe

The Borno State Government yesterday berated the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for his comment on the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Okupe on Tuesday, had while appearing on a BBC programme – Hard Talk – claimed that only God, Borno Governor; Alhaji Kashim ... Read More »

Archbishop of Canterbury Visits Aso Rock, Prays For Jonathan

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (M), WELCOMING THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, RT. REV. JUSTIN WELBY DURING HIS VISIT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY. WITH THEM IS THE PRIMATE OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION, MOST REV. NICHOLAS OKOH.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday held a private meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt. Rev. Justin Welby at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the closed-door meeting, Welby said he came to pray with the Nigerian president and also expressed condolence for ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Jonathan May Be Nigeria’s Last President – Igbo Leaders

Jonathan-Nwabueze

A group of prominent Igbo political leaders under the aegis of Igbo Leaders of Thought, rose from a meeting in Enugu State on Wednesday with a warning that President Goodluck Jonathan may become the last president of a united Nigeria, if politicians from the North East and North West continue in ... Read More »

Jonathan Proposes N322.6bn Budget For NDDC

nddc

President Goodluck Jonathan has proposed a budget of N322.6biilion for the Niger Delta ‎Development Commission, NDDC, for its operations in 2014. The Nigerian president sent the budget estimates in a letter he addressed to the House of Representatives in Abuja on Wednesday. A breakdown of the budget showed that N15.8bn ... Read More »

Anti-Corruption War, Emergency Rule: Adoke Hasn’t Given Jonathan Good Advice – Clark

AGF MOHAMMED BELLO ADOKE

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, has been accused of not giving President Goodluck Jonathan ‘good advice’. He has also been accused of misinforming the President on the declaration of partial state of emergency in the three troubled North-East states of Adamawa, Borno ... Read More »

Jonathan Sends Shekarau’s Name, Three Others To Senate For Confirmation As Ministers

FEC MEETING, GOODLUCK, SAMBO, SGF AND HOS

In a bid to inject fresh ideas into his cabinet and fill the vacuum left by his sacking of some ministers, President Goodluck Jonathan has nominated four persons for ministerial appointment and forwarded their names to the Senate for confirmation. As earlier speculated, one of those nominated to represent Kano ... Read More »

Jonathan Performs Ground Breaking For Oritsejafor’s University

3

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday attended the launching of a private university, Eagle Heights, owned by the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. The Nigerian president was also in attendance when the Senior Pastor of the Word of Life Bible Church in Warri, Delta State, ... Read More »

New CBN Gov. Emefiele Assumes Office

ACTING CBN GOV. DR SARAH ALADE HANDING OVER TO NEW CBN GOVERNOR, GODWIN EMIEFILE

The new governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, took office on Tuesday with the immediate task of protecting a weak naira. With government spending also expected to rise ahead of next year’s presidential election, the new governor will have no room to let up on monetary policy ... Read More »

Boko Haram Are Criminals Misrepresenting Islam – OIC

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (L), WELCOMING THE SECRETARY GENERAL, ORGANISATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION (OIC),  MR EYAD AMEEN MADANI, DURING HIS COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON MONDAY

The Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) of which Nigeria is a member, on Monday declared that members of the violent Boko Haram sect are not acting in accordance with the teachings of Islam. The Secretary General of IOC, Eiyadd Amin Madani, made the remark while speaking with State House correspondents ... Read More »

2015: APC Praying For Jonathan To Emerge PDP’s Candidate – Senator Borrofice

PHOTO CREDIT: VANGUARD

The Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof. Ajayi Borrofice, at the weekend, said the All Progressives Congress, APC, will cruise to victory in 2015 if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fields President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate. He said it is the APC’s earnest prayer that Jonathan emerges the ... Read More »

2015: Jonathan Has Surpassed Nigerians’ Expectations Despite Security Challenges – Minister

jonathan_2015

Nigerians have been urged to support the 2015 presidential ambition of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, considering the developmental projects he has carried out. The Minister of State for Works, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, who made the plea in Gusau, Zamfara State while collecting his permanent voter’s card at Sambo Secondary school polling ... Read More »