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    Jonathan praises Falconets for World Cup feat

Jonathan praises Falconets for World Cup feat

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the Super Falconets for winning the silver medal at the just concluded FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada.A statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted the president as congratulating the team and saying they could become a great force in women's soccer.“The president applauds the Falconets who outplayed the [...]

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    Jonathan appoints new head of service

Jonathan appoints new head of service

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Mr. Danladi Irmiya Kifasi as the new head of service of the federation.Until his appointment, Kifasi was a permanent secretary in the ministry of petroleum resources.He succeeds Mallam Bukar Goni, who retired after occupying the office for over a year.Goni took over the office in a similar manner on March 25, 2013, as his predecessor, [...]

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    Presidency reminds Buhari of Dikko kidnap saga

Presidency reminds Buhari of Dikko kidnap saga

The war of words between opposition and presidency has continued, with presidential spokesman Reuben Abati issuing a strong-worded response to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari's allegations that President Goodluck Jonathan was perpetrating illegalities.Defending the president's use of state power, Abati said: "President Jonathan has never at any time ordered that any Nigerian should be kidnapped or that anyone should be crated and [...]

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    Israeli anti-terror experts heading for Nigeria

Israeli anti-terror experts heading for Nigeria

Nigeria has accepted Israel's offer to send anti-terrorism experts to help in the search for the 276 girls in Boko Haram captivity.The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made the offer to President Goodluck Jonathan in a telephone conversation on Sunday afternoon.Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said, in a press statement, that Jonathan expressed optimism that with the entire international community backing [...]

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Obama’s help in Chibok: Good news, bad news

The news in town is that the United States has offered to help Nigeria in the "search and rescue" operation for the missing girls.Nigeria has accepted the offer, according to presidential spokesman Rueben Abati.US President Barack Obama said the US support was a combination of military, law enforcement and other agencies "who are going in, trying to identify where these [...]

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    Jonathan orders: Chibok girls must be rescued

Jonathan orders: Chibok girls must be rescued

For the second time in two weeks, President Goodluck Jonathan has given security agencies the marching order to find and rescue the abducted secondary school girls.There are now no accurate figures of how many of them were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, but all estimates are in hundreds.Jonathan met with Borno Governor Kashim Shettima at [...]

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    Jonathan to face media on Sunday

Jonathan to face media on Sunday

President Goodluck Jonathan will hold the periodic media chat on Sunday.The programme will be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and Voice of Nigeria by 7pm.Other stations are expected to hook up.Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati says the president will discuss current national issues.Nigerians are to make contributions and ask questions [...]

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    Jonathan’s political adviser bites the dust

Jonathan’s political adviser bites the dust

Political adviser to the president, Ahmed Gulak, has been sacked as President Goodluck Jonathan continues to re-jig his team ahead of the 2015 presidential election. He recently dropped Mike Ogiadhome as chief of staff in response to criticism against the former deputy governor of Edo State who was believed to be making enemies for his principal. A statement signed by [...]

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    Jonathan applauds Buhari’s call for unity in fight against terrorism

Jonathan applauds Buhari’s call for unity in fight against terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s, the  former head of state for urging Nigerians to unite in the country's fight against terrorism.The commendation, which was contained in a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, expressed the president's gratitude to  Buhari.Abati conveyed to the public, Jonathan's belief that Buhari's stance is that of a [...]

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