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PRESIDENT JONATHAN CONDOLES OBASANJO ON PASSING AWAY OF SISTER

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commiserates with the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on the passing away of his younger sister, Madam Adunni Oluniola Eweje-Obasanjo.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN MOURNS FEMI ROBINSON, “THE VILLAGE HEADMASTER”

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to the family of the veteran actor and broadcaster, Mr. Femi Robinson who has passed away at the age of 75.

Full Text of Tribute to President Jonathan by ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Accra, May 19

I am reading this on behalf of the ​Heads of ​State and Government of ECOWAS, at our 47th meeting in Accra. We pay a vibrant tribute to His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for the determination he demonstrated during his tenure as Head of State and for all the necessary reforms for the development of his Country.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN CALLS ON GLOBAL COMMUNITY, NIGERIANS TO SUPPORT BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Wednesday in Abuja called on the global community and Nigerians to support the incoming government of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.

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Right of Reply: Olusegun Adeniyi’s Trip to Babel by Reuben Abati

There has been an organized and consistent attempt by a certain section of the political class and the Nigerian commentariat to water down the historical impact of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s decision to concede victory to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the final tally in the 2015 Presidential election. Those who have engaged in this enterprise are unkind, if not callous, insincere, if not cruel. ​

Niger Delta Man, Pa Rewane supported Awolowo's Education: Appeal to Yorubas to support President Jonathan (Open Letter by Udengs Eradiri)

Our attention is drawn to an irresponsible statement made by one Senator Anthony Adefuye that "any Yoruba person that votes for Goodluck Jonathan (an Ijaw man) is a bastard". We will like to remind the so called Anthony Adefuye that a Niger delta man, Late Pa Alfred Rewane supported the education of late Pa Awolowo in the 1940's. Where was he then?

Countdown to March 28th, The momentum has shifted to Jonathan by Emeka Okoroji

By Two days to the general elections in NIGERIA, the big question is: which of the two main presidential candidates has the momentum and support at the moment? If the election had held six weeks ago as originally scheduled, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate would almost definitely have carried the day. But with six weeks of intense campaigning gone, is Buhari still the frontrunner? Objectively, the answer is NO. From the moment Buhari stepped foot out of Nigeria to the United

Fact Check: 6 Popular Allegations and claims about Jonathan by Michael Ehioze-Ediae

During the current 2015 election season, a number of claims have been made about the President by both opposition politicians and members of the public. These allegations include claims that the president hates Northerners as well as claims that he did not care about the Chibok kidnappings. I’ve highlighted six of the most popular allegations and provided a fact-based response below:

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Jonathan’s next four years: My vision for a Nigeria that works for all (1) | The Guardian Nigeria

WHEN I was growing up in Otuoke, a small town in Bayelsa, as the son of a boat builder, life was hard. Of nine children to my parents, only TWO of us survived. But I had the chance to go to school. Many did not. I worked at my studies. God smiled on me. I am HERE today as President of the Federal Republic of NIGERIA and I tell you now: there is not a moment that I forget where I come from, or how tough life can be for so many of us.

Nigeria's President: Boko Haram Trained with Islamic State

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says fighters from insurgent group Boko Haram have traveled to the Middle East for training with Islamic State militants.

When Goodluck dawned: Benin-Ore Road Nightmares over (Citizen Accounts)

LindaIkejiBlog - 26-year-old Timi Adeoye graduated two years ago from the University of Benin and was a frequent user of the Benin-Ore route. According to him, “traveling on Nigerian roads used to be a nightmare for me; I still remember spending twelve long hours on a trip from Lagos to Benin regularly since I got admission eight years ago. The memory of those trips still leaves a distaste in my mouth”, he continues, “but I had to continue because I had to go school."

Transformation Continues! GEJ Flags Off New Section Of Enugu-Portharcourt Road

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday flagged off the second section of the Enugu-PortHarcourt Expressway. According to Punch, the 41.4 kilometer road was awarded to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) at the cost of N34, 047, 096, 919.17 with a completion period of 30 months.

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Even lawmakers are misleading the people on Jega – Abati (Sunday Vanguard)

In this interview, the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, speaks on some national issues. Abati says that rather than vote for the past which General Mohammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate in the March 28 elections, represents, Nigerians should vote his principal, vying on the platform of the PDP, in order to consolidate on what has been achieved.

As if they never went to School; APC's baseless accusations on Freezing Accounts, others - Abati

The Presidency on Tuesday took a swipe at the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, saying they had resorted to propaganda, blackmail and deception because their imminent loss in the forthcoming general elections was staring them in the face.

Nigerian President Jonathan Determined to Win War on Terror

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that his administration will win the war on terror despite what he describes as efforts by some individuals to sabotage efforts to combat Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Corruption allegation blackmail against Jonathan, says Abati

Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, in this interaction with newsmen said the allegation of corruption against his boss’ administration has become a refrain coming from those politicians bereft of ideas hoping to blackmail him. The Presidential spokesman also gave the assurance that his boss will win the 2015 Presidential election convincingly even as he maintained that the government has yet to make any declaration on fuel subsidy removal as being variously specu