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Insecurity: IG, Service Chiefs, Others Ought To Have Resigned, Not Jonathan – SERAP

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO WITH (FROM LEFT), CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, AIR MARSHAL ADESHOLA NUNAYOM AMOSU, CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT. GEN. TOBIAH MINIMAH, CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF, AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ALEX BADEH AND CHIEF OF NAVAL SATFF, REAR ADMIRAL USMAN JIBRIN.

The Executive Director, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, Adetokunbo Mumuni, has spoken out in defence of President Goodluck Jonathan in the face of rising security challenges, saying rather than call for the president’s head, Nigerians should be calling on those at the helm of affairs in national security, including ... Read More »

FG’s Privatization Programme Makes Me Weep, Says NLC President

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The NLC President who stated this at the weekend during facility tour of the National Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Itakpe, Kogi State, said a process whereby government institutions are given to individuals for free in the name of privatization is worrisome. “Providence has it that the president of NLC ... Read More »

Jonathan Commiserates With FCT Minister Over Mother’s Demise

PRESIDENT GOOLUCK JONATHAN, ADDRESSING JOURNALISTS AFTER THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON AFRICA IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY (9/5/14).

President Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with the FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, over the death of his mother, Hajiya Aishatu Mohammed, describing it as an irreparable loss. Jonathan stated this in Bauchi State on Saturday during his condolence visit to the minister’s family. Represented by the Vice-President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: It’s Only A Matter Of Time Before South Is Overwhelmed, Says Soyinka

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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has described the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration as a colossal failure to the Nigerian people. The Nobel Laureate made this assertion while fielding questions as a guest on the BBC’s HardTalk show yesterday. Prof. Soyinka, who was reacting to questions posed on the over 200 ... Read More »

I’ll Not Sleep With My Two Eyes Closed Until Chibok School Girls Are Returned – Jonathan

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN DECLARING OPEN THE 2014 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON AFRICA IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (8/5/14).

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday admitted that since the April 14 abduction of the female students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, he no longer sleeps with his two eyes closed, adding that the situation will remain so until the girls are rescued. The president expressed optimism that ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Civil Society Groups Stage Protests In Katsina Over FG’s Acceptance Of Foreign Intervention

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A coalition of civil society organisations in Katsina State on Thursday staged a peaceful demonstration against foreign intervention sought by Nigeria in addressing its security challenges. President Goodluck Jonathan had sought for and received offers of assistance from the U.S, China and U.K at the last count, to help Nigeria ... Read More »

Abducted School Girls: Security Chiefs Visit Chibok

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Almost a month after over 250 girls were kidnapped, Nigeria’s military and police chiefs, Thursday, visited the school where the incident happened. The girls were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, on April 14, when Boko Haram insurgents invaded the school at night. Neither President Goodluck Jonathan nor Vice ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: ACF Asks Presidential C’ttee To Immediately ‘Swing Into Action’

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN IN WARM HANDSHAKE WITH BRIG-GEN. IBRAHIM SABO

The pan-northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday said the fact finding presidential committee on abducted schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State, should immediately commence intensive effort in securing the release of the girls. The committee, headed by Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Sabo, which was inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, ... Read More »

Chibok Abduction Beginning Of The End Of Terror In Nigeria – Jonathan

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN DECLARING OPEN THE 2014 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON AFRICA IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (8/5/14).

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday expressed optimism that the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, would be the end to terror in the country. The President said this at the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on Africa holding in Abuja. Jonathan, who said that ... Read More »

North-East Elders To Jonathan: Drop Idea Of Renewing Emergency Rule In Borno, Two Other States

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A group of elders from the North-East have told President Goodluck Jonathan in no uncertain terms that his wife, Dame Patience and some highly-placed government officials were treating the case of the missing Chibok schoolgirls with disdain and callousness. The elders under the aegis of North-East Forum for Unity and ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: China Offers To Assist Nigeria In Rescue Efforts – Jonathan

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R), WELCOMING THE VISITING CHINESE PRIME MINISTER, LI KEQIANG IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (7/5/14).

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday disclosed that China has also promised to assist Nigeria in rescue efforts for the over 200 secondary school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State. China’s offer of assistance is coming barely 24 hours after Nigeria accepted United States President, Barack Obama’s offer to deploy U.S. ... Read More »

2015: We Can Embarrass You As An Igbo Man If You Contest Against Jonathan – Ohaneze Ndigbo Warns Aspirants From S/East

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked all politicians of Igbo extraction not to join the 2015 presidential race, if President Goodluck Jonathan decides to seek reelection. Dr Chris Eluemunoh, the Chairman of the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Anambra chapter, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Awka. He said that the Igbo people were satisfied with the ... Read More »

Insecurity: North-East Leaders Meet Jonathan Behind Closed Doors

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A delegation of the North-East Forum for Unity and Development yesterday visited Aso Rock Presidential Villa Abuja to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan over the abduction of over 200 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. The delegation, led by a former Minister of Finance and ex-governor of ... Read More »

Abducted Girls: Stop Your Distracting, Absurd and Overbearing Show – APC Tells First Lady

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the melodramatic intervention of the first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, in the abduction of over 200 school girls as distracting, counter-productive and calibrated to make a scapegoat of others with the sole intention of exculpating her husband rather than finding the girls. “Make ... Read More »

Jonathan Accepts U.S. Offer To Deploy ‘Personnel And Assets’ To Assist In Effort To Rescue Abducted Schoolgirls

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Global efforts to assist Nigeria in rescuing over 200 school girls, who were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, received a major boost yesterday as the United States Government offered to deploy “personnel and assets” to join in search and rescue operations. The offer was made on ... Read More »

Insecurity: Nigeria Becoming World’s Laughing Stock, Says Ogbeh

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A former Minister of Communications and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress,  Chief Audu Ogbeh, has pointed out that Nigeria is fast becoming a laughing stock among other nations in the world because of the state of insecurity in the country. Ogbeh, therefore, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take ... Read More »

Sir Otedola: Jonathan Commiserates With Fashola, Lagosians

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday commiserated with Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on the death of a former governor of the state, Sir Michael Otedola. Sir Otedola died in the early hours of Monday at the age of 88. He is the father of billionaire businessman and owner of ... Read More »

20 Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls Fall Sick, Two Die From Snake Bite – Report

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Less than 72 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan assured Nigerians that government would do everything possible to locate and bring back the Chibok schoolgirls, it was learnt that two of girls have reportedly died. According to a statement released by the Associated Press, on Monday, a members of the Boko ... Read More »

Jonathan Will Return To Aso Rock In 2015 – Jang

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Factional Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, has expressed confidence that President Goodluck Jonathan would return to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in 2015. Jang also assured the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that he would do everything within his capacity ... Read More »

Jonathan Mourns Oputa, Says Late Jurist Lived Fulfilled Life

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said he received, with a deep feeling of immense national loss, the death of a retired Supreme Court Justice, Chukwudifu Oputa. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the president extended condolences to the eminent jurist’s family, relatives, ... Read More »