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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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2014 Independence Day Broadcast by President Jonathan
Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation.  This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of our nation in January this year. 
2014 National Honours Award - President Jonathan's Speech
Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Conferment of the 2014 National Honours State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja Monday, 29th September, 2014 PROTOCOLS 1. It gives me great pleasure to once again perform the function of honouring our deserving citizens with National Honours for 2013 and 2014. The conferment of these honours is a yearly undertaking in conformity with our laws. The National Honours ceremony is an annual ritual of r
PRESIDENT JONATHAN CONDOLES EMIR AND PEOPLE OF KANO ON DEATH OF GALADIMA
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commiserates with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the people of Kano on the death of the Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijani Hashim.
PRESIDENT JONATHAN EXTOLS BISHOP OYEDEPO’S MASSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE SERVICE OF GOD AND COUNTRY
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has extolled Bishop David Oyedepo’s massive accomplishments as a devoted servant of God and his immense contributions to the education of Nigerian children.
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.
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS STERLING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES! By Kunle Rotimi
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.
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.
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
Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation.  This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of our nation in January this year.  ...
Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Conferment of the 2014 National Honours State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja Monday, 29th September, 2014 PROTOCOLS 1. It gives me great pleasure to once again perform the function of honouring our deserving citizens with National Honours for 2013 and 2014. The conferment of these honours is a yearly undertaking in conformity with our laws. The National Honours ceremony is an annual ritual of r...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commiserates with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the people of Kano on the death of the Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijani Hashim. ...

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
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS STERLING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES! By Kunle Rotimi
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. ... read commentary
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... read commentary
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. ... read commentary

INTERVIEWS
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. ...

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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. ...
Nigeria yesterday in Sweden was apllauded for her efforts in constucting the multi-billion naira Kashimbilla dam as one of the global example of connecting the nexus of food, water and energy. Speaking at the African Focus Day at the 24th edition of the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Reng Ochekpe said that the Dam which cost the federal government $1 billion would generate about 30 mega watt of electricity to Benue and Taraba states. ...
Ahead of the forthcoming governorship by-election in Adamawa State, the Presidency has said President Goodluck Jonathan will not impose any candidate on the Peoples Democratic Party or on the people of the state. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said this in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCHon Friday. ...
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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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