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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
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EASTER MESSAGE TO THE NATION FROM GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR, PRESIDENT, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA SUNDAY, APRIL 2O, 20I4
Dear Compatriots, I greet you all, especially our Christian brothers and sisters who are celebrating Easter and commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ today.
SECURITY CHALLENGES: PRESIDENT JONATHAN SUMMONS GOVERNORS AND MEMBERS OF NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has summoned members of the National Security Council to a meeting tomorrow at the Presidential Villa against the background of recent events and developments in the country.
Remarks by President Jonathan on the Commissioning of Phases 3 and 4 Lower Usuma Dam Water Treatment Plants
Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Commissioning of Phases 3 and 4 Lower Usuma Dam Water Treatment Plants, Bwari Area Council, Abuja. Thursday, 10th April, 2014
PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF NEW NNPC COMPANY SECRETARY
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. Ikechukwu Oguine as the Coordinator, Legal Services and Company Secretary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Education Reforms Will Bring Positive Changes – Prof. Obioma
The reforms in the education sector has been described as comprehensive since it was designed to bring many positive changes that would benefit the future generation and the country in a manner that was never witnessed since independence.
Why Jonathan cannot behave like Obasanjo -Labour Party boss
The National Chairman of Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyawu speaks on the activities of the build up to 2015 elections, battle for the Presidency, LP relationship with PDP, among other issues. OLAWALE RASHEED brings some excerpts.
Conversations with Abang Mercy: Jonathan Presidency is the first internet age presidency Nigerians have had – Abati
Given the criticisms, as the Presidential Spokesman, do you have any regrets working with President Jonathan and the Nigerian Government? I have no regrets, absolutely no regrets. As I have said in a previous interview, I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to serve in government in any capacity, to accept the offer. It remains the highest honor that can be bestowed on anyone. Out of about 170 million people, it is indeed an honour to be singled out for any particular kind of resp
Most of my critics hang around government looking for favours – Abati (Punch Newspapers)
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, has been roundly criticised for working for a government that he has been critical of as a newspaper columnist.
Nigeria’s Landmark On World Stage Under Jonathan By Peri Okonny
One of the intriguing ironies in the contemporary Nigerian situation is the fact that despite the distractive security and daunting socio-economic challenges, the Jonathan administration has established bold foothold with impressive positive impact in the international arena.
The Task of Implementing Strategic Development Plans in Nigeria By Salisu B. Haiba
There is no doubt that the Nigerian Government has carefully set a plan to become one of the 20 largest economies of the world by the year 2020.
Big Country, Big Economy, Big Cynics! By Hamisu Abubakar
“How does this affect the price of fish?”, was the cynical rider to a newspaper report early in the week that Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s leading economy. This followed the cheery news coming from the National Bureau of Statistics, which confirmed, of course, what many had long believed- that the Nigerian economy has been understated.
2015: Jonathan’s supporters and detractors BY Chukwuka Ezendiaru
Only the politically naive can fail to see that President Goodluck Jonathan will contest the 2015 presidential election. Even if his body language is the only signal we can read, the signs are evident that the man will stand for re-election. Naturally, his supporters see nothing wrong in that. And, expectedly, his detractors do. But, what do the rest of us who are neither his supporters nor detractors think about the issue?
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, on Tuesday said the constitution empowered President Goodluck Jonathan to convoke the ongoing National Conference without an approval from the National...
The Defence headquarters today said it has intensified the campaign to stop insurgent attacks in the north eastern part of the country....
PRESS RELEASES
Dear Compatriots, I greet you all, especially our Christian brothers and sisters who are celebrating Easter and commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ today....
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has summoned members of the National Security Council to a meeting tomorrow at the Presidential Villa against the background of recent events and developments in the country....
Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Commissioning of Phases 3 and 4 Lower Usuma Dam Water Treatment Plants, Bwari Area Council, Abuja. Thursday, 10th April, 2014...

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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 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....
COMMENTARY
Nigeria’s Landmark On World Stage Under Jonathan By Peri Okonny
One of the intriguing ironies in the contemporary Nigerian situation is the fact that despite the distractive security and daunting socio-economic challenges, the Jonathan administration has established bold foothold with impressive positive impact in the international arena. ... read commentary
The Task of Implementing Strategic Development Plans in Nigeria By Salisu B. Haiba
There is no doubt that the Nigerian Government has carefully set a plan to become one of the 20 largest economies of the world by the year 2020.... read commentary
Big Country, Big Economy, Big Cynics! By Hamisu Abubakar
“How does this affect the price of fish?”, was the cynical rider to a newspaper report early in the week that Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s leading economy. This followed the cheery news coming from the National Bureau of Statistics, which confirmed, of course, what many had long believed- that the Nigerian economy has been understated.... read commentary

INTERVIEWS
Education Reforms Will Bring Positive Changes – Prof. Obioma
The reforms in the education sector has been described as comprehensive since it was designed to bring many positive changes that would benefit the future generation and the country in a manner that was never witnessed since independence. ...
Why Jonathan cannot behave like Obasanjo -Labour Party boss
The National Chairman of Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyawu speaks on the activities of the build up to 2015 elections, battle for the Presidency, LP relationship with PDP, among other issues. OLAWALE RASHEED brings some excerpts. ...
Conversations with Abang Mercy: Jonathan Presidency is the first internet age presidency Nigerians have had – Abati
Given the criticisms, as the Presidential Spokesman, do you have any regrets working with President Jonathan and the Nigerian Government? I have no regrets, absolutely no regrets. As I have said in a previous interview, I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to serve in government in any capacity, to accept the offer. It remains the highest honor that can be bestowed on anyone. Out of about 170 million people, it is indeed an honour to be singled out for any particular kind of resp ...
Most of my critics hang around government looking for favours – Abati (Punch Newspapers)
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, has been roundly criticised for working for a government that he has been critical of as a newspaper columnist. ...

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Prime Minister Netanyahu: It's my pleasure to welcome here, in Israel, in the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, the President of Nigeria, Mr.Goodluck Jonathan. I think that this is a meeting long overdue and much welcomed. We’ve had excellent relations between our countries. They’re improving even as we speak, over the past few years. ...
We need to realise that South Africa is not special and should not aspire to be special, says Pietman Roos. ...
What is evident across the country is that an agriculture revolution is taking place. Since the inception of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, agriculture has seen a new day. The success being recorded in the sector has been eliciting commendable comments. ...
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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
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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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