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Jonathan urges Nigerians to pray for incoming, outgoing administrations

Jonathan urges Nigerians to pray for incoming, outgoing administrations

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday urged Nigerians to pray fervently for the incoming administration to enable it succeed and for the peace and unity of the country. Jonathan made the appeal when Christians converged on the National Christian Centre, Abuja, to pray for successful transition in the 2015 Presidential Thanksgiving and Inauguration Service. He also

ECOWAS summit stands still for Jonathan, hails Nigeria’s democratic transition

ECOWAS leaders on Tuesday in Accra paid glowing tribute to President Goodluck Jonathan for his contributions to regional peace, security and overseeing the conduct of successful elections in Nigeria. Speakers at the opening of the 47th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government hailed Jonathan for conceding victory to President-elect Muhammadu

Jonathan urges Buhari’s administration to boost railway system

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday urged the incoming Buhari administration to continue to boost the railway system as the cheapest and most effective mode of mass transit in the country. The president said this when he inspected the ongoing construction of the National Railway Terminal at Idu and the Abuja light rail transit system. Jonathan

Blame your loss on hate campaign not NWC, PDP tells Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan should not hold the National Working Committee (NWC) responsible for losing to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, the National leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) has said. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh made this known while speaking to Journalists on Monday in Abuja as

Minister refutes N2bn donation to PDP presidential campaign

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr Stephen Oru, on Monday dismissed speculations that he donated N2 billion to the presidential campaign of President Goodluck Jonathan. Oru, in a live radio programme monitored in Abuja said those making the allegation were mischievous as they were determined to tarnish his image and that of the President.

PDP will bounce back in 2019 – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan declared Thursday in Abuja that if members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) remain committed to the vision of its founding fathers and work very hard, the party will return to power at the Federal level in 2019. Speaking after receiving the report of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization at the Presidential

Xenophobic attacks: Zuma begs Jonathan, S’African mayor says attacks were planned

The South African President Jacob Zuma has spoken to his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck Jonathan on the need not to allow the recent attacks on some Nigerians and their businesses create any diplomatic crisis between the two countries. A statement on Thursday by the South African Presidency disclosed that both Presidents who spoke in a telephone

U.S VP hails Jonathan’s leadership example

U.S Vice-President Joe Biden on Tuesday commended President Goodluck Jonathan’s acceptance of the elections results and show of statesmanship by congratulating the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. A statement issued by the U.S Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria stated that Biden spoke with Jonathan in a telephone conversation from Washington D.C. “Vice-President Joe Biden spoke today

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria starts evacuation of citizens from South Africa

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa as xenophobic attacks linger. The Nigerian Commission in South Africa will commence the evacuation of Nigerians, Monday, in a bid to save them from the spread of the attack. Following xenophobic attacks by South Africans against foreigners, particularly those of African descent, Nigerians

President Jonathan explains why he conceded defeat to Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has defended his decision to concede defeat to Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28 elections, saying he was concerned about allowing his personal ambition scuttle a democratic system he helped nurture, with the likely consequence of a “collective tragedy”. Mr. Jonathan said Thursday that he needed to check his ambition, as the

Senate shocked as Jonathan rejects amendments to 1999 constitution

President Goodluck Jonathan’s letter to the National Assembly was shocking to some members on Wednesday when read by Senate President, David Mark. The letter which contained Jonathan’s rejection of the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution apparently surprised some members of the senate who could not understand why the President vetoed the bill. Jonathan, had

Jonathan warns politicians against instigating crisis, says FG won’t condone it

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday warned politicians against instigating crisis in the country, saying that the Federal Government will not condone any attempt by politicians to foment trouble while pursuing their personal ambitions. The president issued the warning through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, at a news briefing with State

Jonathan inaugurates multibillion dollar Delta gas project

After several postponements, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday performed the ground-breaking of the Ogidigben Export Processing Zone, reputed to be the largest gas project in sub-Saharan Africa. Today’s event hopefully brings to an end the acrimony that has trailed the project, due to disagreements in the naming and location of the gas programme, which the

Jonathan commissions Tafawa Balewa Airport, Specialist Hospital in Bauchi

President Goodluck Jonathan has inaugurated the newly constructed Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport and the Bauchi specialist hospital to handle special health cases. The President, who did the inauguration Monday in Bauchi, said the federal government would provide additional Hajj and cargo terminals for the Airport. The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport was built by Governor

Ghanaian President, John Mahama meets Jonathan over elections

Ghanaian President and Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), John Mahama, Monday met with President Goodluck Jonathan behind closed doors at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Mahama, who addressed the press after the meeting, said Nigeria was among five