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Speech by Hon. Justice Kutigi, Chairman National Conference at the submission of 2014 National Conference Report
Protocol Mr. President, when you inaugurated the 2014 National Conference on 17 March, 2014, we knew that we were taking on a tough assignment. If truth be told, most Nigerians did not believe that this whole enterprise was going to last this long or come to a successful conclusion.
PRESIDENT JONATHAN TO VISIT GERMANY
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will leave Abuja early Friday on a private visit to Germany.
Submission of the 2014 National Conference Report: Remarks by President Jonathan
Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Submission of the National Conference Report Thursday 21st August, 2014 PROTOCOLS 1. Mr Chairman, very distinguished delegates, it is with all gladness that I address you this day. After nearly five months endeavour to find the appropriate verb for the noun of our country within the syntax of human experience, you have brought to a grateful Nation, thereport of the 2014 National Confere
PRESIDENT JONATHAN HAILS FALCONETS’ QUALIFICATION FOR UNDER-20 FEMALE WORLD CUP FINALS
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan heartily congratulates Nigeria’s under-20 female football team, the Falconets on their qualification for the final match of the ongoing FIFA tournament in Canada.
We’re expecting Tinubu, El-Rufai, their godfathers to join Jonathan —Abati
In this interview with LEON USIGBE, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, speaks about his daunting challenges in managing the media affairs of President Goodluck Jonathan and other issues, including the reason many of those who had been seen as the president’s most vocal critics are returning to his camp.
APC is playing politics with Chibok girls’ abduction –Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, in this interview with OLALEKAN ADETAYO, addresses some issues of national importance
Elections: Military’s Role Complementary, Not Partisan– Abati
Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, speaks to George Agba on the attacks being launched on President Goodluck Jonathan by the opposition over deployment of massive security forces, especially the military, during elections.
The plot against Jonathan – Horsfall, Ex-SSS D.G
The tensed and chaotic political atmosphere in the country may have inexorably transmutted into subversion, almost bordering on sedition against the nation’s constituted authority.Chief Albert Korubo Horsfall, Ex-Director General of the State Security Service, SSS, raised the alarm in an interview with Sunday Sun in Abuja
Don’t overlook the other Nigeria by Paul Collier and Acha Leke
Paul Collier is co-director of the Center for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University. Acha Leke is director of McKinsey in AfricaWhat is lost in most discussions about Nigeria today is the strong economic record that it has established over the last decade. In fact, a recent year-long study of the country by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) showed that, over the next 15 years, Nigeria has the potential to become a major global economy.
ABATI: Nigeria’s offensive against Boko HaramCharges of a ‘do-nothing’ strategy are misconceived
The concern that has been expressed over the abduction of more than 200 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria since April 14 is legitimate and understandable. What is not fair, and which stands out in many of the criticisms directed at the Nigerian government, is the attempt to ignore the issues and argue that President Goodluck Jonathan is the problem.
Nigeria is aggressively confronting the Boko Haram threat by Reuben Abati
Karen Attiah’s July 3 op-ed, “#BringBackMyEasyDays,” was incorrect on the facts surrounding Ni­ger­ian President Goodluck Jonathan’s efforts to rescue the more than 200 young girls abducted in April by the terrorist group Boko Haram .
What ‘good press’ in Nigeria means these days By Don Baridam
Since the “BringBackOurGirls” protests started after we learnt that about 276 girls were abducted by the radical Islamic group called Boko Haram on April 14th, 2014, there is nothing that many commentators have not compared President Goodluck Jonathan to in this trial period of our history as a nation
President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the deployment of additional troops to aid the ongoing operation in the North-east to take down Boko Haram....
As part of measures to address the lack of water supply in rural communities and make water accessible to those living in the rural communities in the last 12 years, the Japanese Government has invest...
PRESS RELEASES
Protocol Mr. President, when you inaugurated the 2014 National Conference on 17 March, 2014, we knew that we were taking on a tough assignment. If truth be told, most Nigerians did not believe that this whole enterprise was going to last this long or come to a successful conclusion. ...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will leave Abuja early Friday on a private visit to Germany....
Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Submission of the National Conference Report Thursday 21st August, 2014 PROTOCOLS 1. Mr Chairman, very distinguished delegates, it is with all gladness that I address you this day. After nearly five months endeavour to find the appropriate verb for the noun of our country within the syntax of human experience, you have brought to a grateful Nation, thereport of the 2014 National Confere...

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Q. Most people say the President is on a hot seat. How hot is your seat? A. The seat could be very hot or very cold. Both extremes make it a bit uncomfortable for any human being. Of course it’s hot in the sense that whatever happens in the country, people look up to the President. Just like as I mentioned in church today. All of us slept last night thinking that today, we will go to church to pray and thank God for our 53rd independence anniversary. ...
We are dealing with such hideous and second rate characters in Nigeria’s public space, belonging to the ACN and the CPC, and that other would-be disaster-prone mongrel called APC that they won’t even respect the truth. The prize for being silly in this regard must go to one Rotimi Fashakin who describes himself as the National Publicity Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). He is an arm-chair critic per excellence and a medieval-era ignoramus....
We have noted with dismay the continuation of efforts by leaders of the opposition to promote themselves and their party through the irresponsible denigration of President Goodluck Jonathan and the exalted Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria....
COMMENTARY
Don’t overlook the other Nigeria by Paul Collier and Acha Leke
Paul Collier is co-director of the Center for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University. Acha Leke is director of McKinsey in AfricaWhat is lost in most discussions about Nigeria today is the strong economic record that it has established over the last decade. In fact, a recent year-long study of the country by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) showed that, over the next 15 years, Nigeria has the potential to become a major global economy. ... read commentary
ABATI: Nigeria’s offensive against Boko HaramCharges of a ‘do-nothing’ strategy are misconceived
The concern that has been expressed over the abduction of more than 200 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria since April 14 is legitimate and understandable. What is not fair, and which stands out in many of the criticisms directed at the Nigerian government, is the attempt to ignore the issues and argue that President Goodluck Jonathan is the problem. ... read commentary
Nigeria is aggressively confronting the Boko Haram threat by Reuben Abati
Karen Attiah’s July 3 op-ed, “#BringBackMyEasyDays,” was incorrect on the facts surrounding Ni­ger­ian President Goodluck Jonathan’s efforts to rescue the more than 200 young girls abducted in April by the terrorist group Boko Haram .... read commentary

INTERVIEWS
We’re expecting Tinubu, El-Rufai, their godfathers to join Jonathan —Abati
In this interview with LEON USIGBE, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, speaks about his daunting challenges in managing the media affairs of President Goodluck Jonathan and other issues, including the reason many of those who had been seen as the president’s most vocal critics are returning to his camp. ...
APC is playing politics with Chibok girls’ abduction –Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, in this interview with OLALEKAN ADETAYO, addresses some issues of national importance ...
Elections: Military’s Role Complementary, Not Partisan– Abati
Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, speaks to George Agba on the attacks being launched on President Goodluck Jonathan by the opposition over deployment of massive security forces, especially the military, during elections. ...
The plot against Jonathan – Horsfall, Ex-SSS D.G
The tensed and chaotic political atmosphere in the country may have inexorably transmutted into subversion, almost bordering on sedition against the nation’s constituted authority.Chief Albert Korubo Horsfall, Ex-Director General of the State Security Service, SSS, raised the alarm in an interview with Sunday Sun in Abuja ...

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Washington, DC, Aug. 4, 2014 - President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria this night scored a major cultural coup d’etat at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts at 2700 F Street, Washington, DC. If I didn’t witness it, I wouldn’t have believed that thousands of Nigerians, Africans and Americans, would have jam-packed the Center to listen to an extravaganza of Nigerian cultural and traditional musical performances. ...
The rest of the world may have moved on, as USA TODAY writes in its editorial, but I assure you that safely rescuing the abducted girls and returning them alive to their parents remains President Jonathan's topmost priority. ...
The president of Nigeria disclosed Monday that his government is using third parties to talk to Islamist extremists and try to secure the safe release of the 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped, saying military action could prove too deadly. In an exclusive interview with The Washington Times, President Goodluck Jonathan also said that U.S. help during the schoolgirls crisis has not produced any results. ...
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ABOUTME
Reuben Abati, born November 7, 1965 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, is Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.[1] He was previously a newspaper columnist and the chairman of the editorial board of the Nigerian newspaper The Guardian from 2001 to 2011....read more about me
Letters
Sanusi Misinformed the World, PWC Audit Report vindicates President
Dear Dr Abati, With the NNPC's GMD's clarifications, with PWC audit report, Sanusi Lamido has misinformed the world about the Federation Account. This has caused serious embarrassment to the President, especially with Baba OBJ relying on the CBN misinformation to write in frustration!
The truth must be told!
Dear Dr Abati, Could your office crosscheck this? ''On September 15, 2010, Mallam Ribadu who was then a presidential candidate himself, said as follows: 'I never handled a case against Patience Jonathan, never; it’s a lie. You know it is so sad because in our country this is how we go about maligning people. But today thank God I am not in his government. So, I can open up and talk. If I were to say it earlier people would have thought that I was looking for job from President Goodluck Jonatha
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