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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will depart Lagos Friday to undertake a brief pilgrimage to Israel. The President, who will be accompanied by the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba and his principal aides will, in addition to visiting Christian Holy sites,

International Workshop on Civil-Military Cooperation - President Jonathan's Remarks

Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR At the International Workshop on Civil-Military Cooperation and Observance of Human Rights in Internal Security Operations


1. It is my pleasure to be here today at this celebration of the Archival Collection of Professor Tess Osonye Onwueme, eminent University Professor of Global Letters at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has applauded Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s exemplary dedication to the service of Delta State and Nigeria.

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Ebola: Containment Controversy Unnecessary By John Udumebraye

In a recent newspaper advertisement, the All Progressives Congress (APC), through its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, copiously commended the Governors of Lagos and Rivers States for their successful achievements in containing the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).


I have carefully and objectively studied the personality of Dr Goodluck Jonathan from his debut into party politics. Between 1999 and this time, he started as Deputy Governor in his home Bayelsa State, later as Governor in the same state. He rose to become Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, subsequently as acting President while his equally amiable boss, the late President Umaru Yar’Adua was terminally ill.

If we must drink water tomorrow, we must be visionary today by Alkasim Abdulkadir

For the nation to achieve food security and all year round farming since 2010, a total of 385 formal and informal irrigation projects of varying sizes have been embarked upon. Of this, 179 new irrigation schemes have been completed, 21 existing Irrigation projects were rehabilitated while 185 new projects are on-going in several States across the country. All these projects when completed will provide a total of 397,060 Ha of irrigable land. A total of 118,064 Ha were cultivated in the last four

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.

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Russia offering counter-terrorism assistance: Nigeria

Russia has offered to help Nigeria, a longstanding U.S. ally, in its fight against terrorism, especially in the country's restive northeast where it is battling a five-year-old Boko Haram insurgency. Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati told AA his country was open to support from any country

NSA Sambo Dasuki's Remarks at Policy Dialogue on Nigeria's Soft Approach to Countering Violent Extremism at the United Nations, 13th October, 2014, New York.

extend my deep appreciation to the United Nations community for honouring our invitation today. The UN through its various agencies has actively contributed to strengthening national, regional, and international efforts to counter violent extremism.

The President’s Renewed Fight Against Boko Haram (LEADERSHIP Editorial)

As the push to set up an international special joint security task force by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon to fight Boko Haram gathers momentum, there are indications that the Nigerian military offensive against the insurgent group in the North East of the country is gradually yielding results.

Govt clarifies position on size of Nigeria’s delegation to 69th UNGA

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, has said that the Federal Government was not responsible for all the members of the delegation that is representing the country at the United Nations 69th General Assembly (UNGA) billed to commence this week in New York.

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President Jonathan Has The Right to Embark On Private Foreign Visit – Abati

Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity Dr Reuben Abati insists in this interview with GEORGE AGBA, that the private visit to Germany by the president last weekend had nothing to do with ill-health. He also spoke on some other national issues. President Jonathan embarked on a private visit to Germany last weekend, but reports in the media had it that he was flown to that country after he suddenly fell ill. Did the President’s visit to Germany have anything to do

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.