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President Jonathan Swears in New Ministers at the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja ...more
PHOTOS: Nigeria's Centenary Award Night ...more
PRESIDENT JONATHAN VISITS OBI OF ONITSHA, SOUTH EAST TRADITIONAL CHIEFS ...more
PRESIDENT JONATHAN IN IMO FOR PDP UNITY RALLY ...more
Nigeria-Turkish NIZAMIYE HOSPITAL COMMISSIONED BY PRES. JONATHAN ...more
Photo News: President Jonathan received by President Obama in New York ...more
Leadership Newspaper, Media Responsibility and the Police ...more
Featured Opinion: The Nigeria rice-ing dream By Tolu Ogunlesi ...more
Fresh piece written by Dr. Reuben Abati ...more
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DON’T BLAME ME FOR YOUR PARTY’S SELF-INFLICTED WOES – PRESIDENT JONATHAN TELLS BUHARI
We have noted with much surprise and regret, the statement issued by General Muhammadu Buhari today in which he made some wild and totally unsustainable allegations against President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
PRESIDENT JONATHAN SADDENED BY DEMISE OF RILWANU LUKMAN
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with much sadness and a feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman.
PRESIDENT JONATHAN COMMENDS OUTGOING AMBASSADORS
President Jonathan has commended the outgoing ambassadors of Germany and Serbia, Ms. Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel and Mr. Rifat Rondic for their efforts to strengthen and enhance bilateral relations between Nigeria and their countries.
Inauguration of the Victims Support Fund Committee - President Jonathan's Address
Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR At the Inauguration of the Victims Support Fund Committee State House - Abuja Wednessday 16th July, 2014 PROTOCOLS 1. I welcome you all to this very important event, the inauguration of the Victims Support Fund Committee.
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
Jonathan’s critics should come up with good ideas – Abati
In this interview with ANULE EMMANUEL, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, speaks on the Jonathan administration’s efforts at addressing security challenges in the country as well as its reforms
‘Jonathan Needs Citizens’ Support To Transform Nigeria’
Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah voluntarily resigned from his fledging banking career to start Masters Energy Group. The Oke-Oji of Abia spoke about Nigeria’s economy, President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda and other burning issues in the polity.
Jonathan’s administration is on the right track- Bishop Ukanwa
A former chairman of the Imo State Pilgrims Board, the Prelate in this interview with EMMA OKEREKE in Owerri reviews the transformation programme of the Federal Government three years after. He gives kudos to the programmes, says Boko Haram is a scheme, even as he laments the growing security challenges and insists that security is the business of everybody in the country.
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
Jonathan's Commitment to Brain Gain for Nigerian Universities By Simeon Nwakaudu
More than any other time in the nation's history, the academic profession in our universities is having a field day with an unparalleled determination by President Goodluck Jonathan to inject fresh blood and make the profession globally competitive.
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
We have noted with much surprise and regret, the statement issued by General Muhammadu Buhari today in which he made some wild and totally unsustainable allegations against President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan....
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with much sadness and a feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman. ...
President Jonathan has commended the outgoing ambassadors of Germany and Serbia, Ms. Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel and Mr. Rifat Rondic for their efforts to strengthen and enhance bilateral relations between Nigeria and their countries....

Archive
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
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
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 ... read commentary

INTERVIEWS
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 ...
Jonathan’s critics should come up with good ideas – Abati
In this interview with ANULE EMMANUEL, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, speaks on the Jonathan administration’s efforts at addressing security challenges in the country as well as its reforms ...
‘Jonathan Needs Citizens’ Support To Transform Nigeria’
Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah voluntarily resigned from his fledging banking career to start Masters Energy Group. The Oke-Oji of Abia spoke about Nigeria’s economy, President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda and other burning issues in the polity. ...
Jonathan’s administration is on the right track- Bishop Ukanwa
A former chairman of the Imo State Pilgrims Board, the Prelate in this interview with EMMA OKEREKE in Owerri reviews the transformation programme of the Federal Government three years after. He gives kudos to the programmes, says Boko Haram is a scheme, even as he laments the growing security challenges and insists that security is the business of everybody in the country. ...

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A notorious terrorist who has led serial attacks on security personnel, Mallam Husaini has died in an encounter between his group and a military convoy along Jos – Bauchi highway. ...
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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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