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Jonathan: I’m not among the richest presidents in Africa

President Goodluck Jonathan has debunked the report which estimated his net worth at about $100 million, saying he is not among the richest presidents in Africa. RichestLifestyle.com, a website, had alleged that a recent survey which it conducted revealed that Jonathan is the 6th richest president in the continent. The news went viral, particularly on social media. However, the president debunked the report [...]

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    Jonathan ‘under pressure’ to run in 2015

Jonathan ‘under pressure’ to run in 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan says he is under pressure to seek another term in office but he will consider the interest of the country before taking a stance on the issue. In his Eid-el-Kabir message to the nation, the president noted that the announcement of the schedule for the 2015 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has opened the gate for campaigns. He [...]

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    Jonathan: 2015 elections will be better, freer

Jonathan: 2015 elections will be better, freer

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the international community that next the 2015 general election in Nigeria will be conducted in accordance with global best practice to further strengthen the country's democratic institutions. According to special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Jonathan made the promise at separate meetings with United Nations secretary-general, Mr Ban Ki Moon, [...]

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Jonathan commiserates with victims of Kano attack

President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with those affected by the attack carried out at the Federal College of Education, Kano around 2pm on Wednesday. While 15 persons, including two insurgents lost their lives in the attack, 34 other sustained injuries. Commending the security personnel who shot the insurgents to reduce the casualty rate, Jonathan wished the injured speedy recovery. “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan [...]

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    Jonathan orders end to #BringBackJonathan2015

Jonathan orders end to #BringBackJonathan2015

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the "immediate removal" of the #BringBackJonathan 2015 signs and banners around the federal capital territory. The publicity materials had generated widespread outrage, with many perceiving it as a mockery of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign to secure the release of the Chibok school girls still in the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents. On Tuesday, special adviser to the president on [...]

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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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Dangote gets Jonathan’s applause for investing $1bn in local rice production

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the chairman of Dangote group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote for investing $1billion in rice production in the country, presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said on Friday. Abati disclosed that the President made the commendation during the signing of the $1 billion- rice-investment memorandum of understanding (MOU), between the federal government and Dangote group at the presidential villa in [...]

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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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Ramadan: Jonathan urges terrorists to embrace love

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged masterminds of acts of terrorism in the country to have a change of mind in the spirit of Ramadan. In a goodwill message to Muslim faithful, the president called for special prayers for peace and development in Nigeria. “President Jonathan urges all persons of the faith who may have been misled by extremists and agents of international [...]

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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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