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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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King Sunny Ade At 70 By Reuben Abati

Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, the legendary juju musician popularly known as King Sunny Ade deserves the four-month-long celebration of his 70th birthday which began on September 1, marked with great attention on September 22, the actual date of his birth, and scheduled to run till December 31, 2016, in the United States, Nigeria and the UK. With two Grammy nominations, over 50 years of genius-level achievement as a musician, and over 120 albums, many of which remain evergreen, King Sunny Ade ha

Nigeria and the Rio Paralympics By Reuben Abati

Whoever came up with the aphorism that “like attracts like” deserves a special place in the Guinness Book of World Records. How true! Our country Nigeria went to the Rio Olympics and came back with a bronze medal in football, looking really pitiable on the overall medals table whereas countries like Kenya, South and Ethiopia tried to put up some struggle for Africa.

Between The Journalist And The Spokesperson By Reuben Abati

In the past few weeks, my colleagues who have taken over as spokespersons for the Muhammadu Buhari government and the All Progressives Congress have found themselves in the line of fire, as they are accused of destroying their old reputation as truth-tellers, courageous journalists and activists of the Fourth and Fifth Estates of the Realm.

The true meaning of recession By Reuben Abati

There have been interesting arguments over Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun’s observation that “recession is just a word”, and NAN MD, Bayo Onanuga claiming that reports of hardship in the land is exaggerated propaganda. I think we need to break down the subject further from a layman’s perspective.

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#BOOKREVIEW: Modupe Adekunle: The Comrade Head of Service By Reuben Abati

Breaking Barriers is the title of the autobiography of Mrs Modupe Abibat Adekunle who retired from the Ogun State civil service on September 30, 2015, upon her completion of the statutory 35 years in service.

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."

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Exclusive Interview: Reuben Abati On President Jonathan: "I was Ready to take a Bullet for my Boss" and other issues

Can you sum up your experience as an adviser to the president on media? Well, let me thank you for this invitation, since we disengaged in May, I went to Oxford, to do a programme. This is a good opportunity for me to reflect on four years of quality experience, four years of quality engagement with Nigeria.

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.