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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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Governors and the politics of succession By Reuben Abati

The recent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states threw up a number of issues about the politics of succession in Nigeria. In Edo state, you would think it was the then incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole seeking re-election. He campaigned more than the candidate.

Goodbye, Fidel Castro By Reuben Abati

The death of Fidel Castro was long expected and when it finally came on Friday night, there was very little surprise across the world. He was 90, and in August, he had himself predicted that he would not live beyond 90. He had been sick for about ten years, compelling him to hand over power as Cuba’s leader in 2006. It is instructive that Castro’s death, like his life, was attended by divided opinions. No other man has been more controversial in Latin America and indeed in the whole of the A

The threat of a new political party By Reuben Abati

When aggrieved politicians within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) decided to join forces with members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the All Progressives Peoples Alliance (APGA) to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, they had well-defined, if not so clearly stated, even if poorly conceived objectives: to send President Goodluck Jonathan out of power, displace the PDP which had clearl

Nigeria-US Relations And Donald Trump By Reuben Abati

I do not share the view of those who assume that by some kind of miracle, in the shape of electoral-college defections, Hillary Clinton would still, on the strength of winning the popular vote, supplant Donald Trump as US 2016 President-elect. We might as well begin to live with the reality of a Trump Presidency, sad and traumatic as that outcome may be. And coming to terms with that, despite our disappointment, calls for a forward-looking approach on the part of the Nigerian government.

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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.