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Soludo grades Jonathan “F” on economy; says his administration the worst ever

Charles Soludo

A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has delivered a ruthless evaluation of the Nigerian economy under President Goodluck Jonathan, ranking the administration “F” on economic management, and suggesting the Jonathan government is Nigeria’s worst as far as the management of the economy is concerned. Mr. Soludo said while Mr. Jonathan lacks achievements to point to, …

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petrol nozzle

The Federal Government on Sunday 18th January announced the reduction of Petroleum Pump Price from N97 to N87 . It’s going to be a good news for the entire people of Nigeria as the decrease in the fuel pump price is expected to reflect positively on the citizenry  and prices of various commodity and transportation. The Nigerian government has announced …

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MEND Restates Support For Buhari’s Candidature, Urges Nigerians To Ignore Empty Threats By Ex-Niger Delta Militants


The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has countered the  Ijaw Youth Council, the Peoples Democratic Party and other ex-militants in the Niger Delta region over its support for the candidature of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. In a release issued today, MEND’s spokesperson “Jomo Gbomo” described the statement credited to Peoples Democratic …

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Obasanjo attacks Jonathan again, accuses president of squandering oil savings


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again launched a public attack on President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of squandering $25billion crude oil savings left behind by his administration. Mr. Obasanjo made the allegation while hosting the South-West women leaders at his residence in Abeokuta Monday. He said his administration left over $25 billion to his successor, Musa Yar’adua, who raised the …

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Full List of Goodluck Jonathan National Campaign Organization

Jonathan and Sambo during a PDP Rally

Below is the List of Officials, Directors and Committee-heads of President Jonathan National Campaign Team S/N0 NAME POSITION 1.0 Chief Tony Anenih National Campaign Adviser 2.0 Sen. Dr Amadu Ali, GCON Director General 3.0 Prof Tunde Adeniran Dep. Dir. Gen. (Head Office) 4.0 Alhaji Umaru Sauri Officer I 5.0 Nicholas Makwe Officer II 6.0 Hon. Kabiru Turaki(SAN) Dep. Dir. General …

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President Jonathan visits IBB in Minna, canvasses for support

President Jonathan visits IBB

President Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, have held closed-door talks in Minna Niger State. Mr. Jonathan was accompanied by the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Muhammed, a former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, and a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmadu Ali. Speaking after the …

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Read The Full Text Of President Jonathan’s Christmas Message

President Goodluck Jonathan

I greet and felicitate with you all once again as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I join all of our Christian compatriots in giving thanks to God Almighty for the divine gift of Jesus Christ the Messiah whose earthly incarnation we commemorate today. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who the Prophet …

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Ekiti Governor, Fayose berates OBJ for criticising Jonathan

Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, flayed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly criticising   Jonathan’s administration on corruption and insecurity. Fayose, who spoke at a summit in Ife, said that Obasanjo had no moral justification to criticise Jonathan’s administration because the former President’s government was far more corrupt than the one he criticised. The attack from Fayose came just …

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130 Reps sign impeachment notice against Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

Disturbed by the growing impunity in the country, 130 members of the House of Representatives yesterday launched a battle to remove President Goodluck Jonathan. They signed an impeachment notice register. But Speaker Aminu Tambuwal asked  his colleagues to consider the barricade of the National Assembly by the police and security agents as part of the price to pay for a …

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PDP Presidential Ticket: Clark Set Me UP, I’ve Not Stepped Down For Jonathan – Tafawa-Balewa

Dr. Abdul-Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa

The son of Nigeria’s first Prime -Minister, Dr. Abdul-Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa, has vowed to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party. He made this position known in a chat with journalists in Abuja on Friday when he returned his presidential nomination and expression of interest forms to the office of the National Organising Secretary of …

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Presidency denies Amaechi’s accusations, threatens legal action

Rotimi Amaechi

The Presidency has denied allegations against President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration by Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi. During his 7th anniversary of his Supreme Court victory in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, Amaechi among other accusations had claimed that corruption under Jonathan has reached an industrial scale. But a statement issued Sunday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, …

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President Jonathan Ranked 6th Richest African President

President Goodluck Jonathan

President fumes over publication threatens legal action President Goodluck Jonathan has been ranked the sixth wealthiest leader in Africa by Rich Lifestyle, a US-based website. In an article entitled, ‘Richest African Presidents 2014, the website compiled a list of the nine richest presidents and kings in Africa. According to the article, President Jonathan shares the sixth spot with King Mswati …

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National Award: Nigerian flag designer Michael Akinkunmi gets life salary, appointment

GEJ & Akinkunmi

Michael Akinkunmi, the designer of the Nigerian flag was given a double honour as President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday conferred on him the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, OFR, and appointed him his special assistant for life. The 78 years old Pa. Akinkumi is a retired civil servant, was among the 313 Nigerians honoured with national awards by …

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President Jonathan visits Synagogue, S’Africans killed now 84

Pastor TB Joshua

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday morning paid a visit to the site of the collapsed six-storey building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos. The President said the primary purpose of his visit was to condole with the founder of the church, Temitope Joshua and the families of the more than 80 people that lost their lives …

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Every Nigerian to get NIN as President Jonathan launches MasterCard-branded National eID Card

Sample of the National-eID-card

Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will issue MasterCard-branded identity cards with electronic payments functionality to 13 million Nigerians. This initiative is the largest rollout of a biometric-based verification card with an electronic payment solution in the country and the broadest financial inclusion program in Africa. The eID card forms a key component of the Nigerian Identity Management System, deployed by NIMC …

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Presidency sacks 16,000 resident doctors in Nigeria

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian doctors embarked on an indefinite strike on July 1. The President, Goodluck Jonathan, has ordered the sack of all resident doctors in Nigerian hospitals. The sack was contained in a directive by Mr. Jonathan to the Federal Ministry of Health to suspend all residency training programme for Nigerian doctors. The directive was stated in an internal memo dated August …

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Impeachment: Jonathan intervenes, meets Nasarawa lawmakers

Gov Almakura

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met behind closed-doors with six members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly. The meeting was believed to be the President’s way of intervening in the impeachment process that the lawmakers had instituted against the state Governor, Tanko Al-Makura.

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Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, visits Jonathan in Aso Villa

President Jonathan and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

President Goodluck Jonathan and a former Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, on Wednesday met for the first time since he (Sanusi) became the Emir of Kano. The former CBN boss was one of the northern traditional rulers who joined Jonathan in the Presidential Villa, Abuja for the breaking of Ramadan fast. The traditional rulers were led by the Sultan of …

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Jonathan, Shettima meet over Boko Haram’s Damboa massacre

Jonathan and Shettima

Military: we won’t allow hoisting of strange flags in any part of Nigeria Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima met with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Friday, pleading for assistance to stop the rampaging Boko Haram insurgents. More than 300 peoples, including a Lieutenant-Colonel, have been killed by the insurgents in the last  three weeks in Damboa. The daring insurgents …

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EXCLUSIVE: How Jonathan forced Akpabio to back down on scandalous pension law

Godswill Akpabio

PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively exposed Mr. Akpabio’s plan to pocket a staggering N200 million, among other scandalous perks after leaving office in 2015.  It was pressure from President Goodluck Jonathan that forced the profligate Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, to back down on his scandalous pension law, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. A flustered Mr. Akpabio had last …

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Jonathan inaugurates N8b Katsina Govt House


President Goodluck Jonathan on thursday inaugurated the N8bilion Katsina State Government House. He praised Governor Ibrahim Shema for his selfless service in completing the project, a year to the end of his administration. Shema said politics should be about service to humanity and not about personal interest.

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Missing funds: Jonathan approves forensic audit of NNPC

President Goodluck Jonathan

The Presidency said on Wednesday that it had authorised the engagement of reputable international firms to carry out the forensic audit of the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It, however, did not give details of the firms.

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President Jonathan Suspends CBN Governor Sanusi, Dr Sarah Alade now acting

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, suspended CBN governor

President Goodluck Jonathan today ordered the suspension of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, weeks after the CBN Governor exposed the theft of at least $20 billion by officials of  Nigerian petroleum ministry. A press release issued by the spokesperson to the President, Reuben Abati explained that the CBN governor was suspended because of reports by the Financial Reporting …

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Jonathan appoints Army General as Chief of Staff

Brigadier-General Jones O. Arogbofa

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Brig.-Gen. Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd), as his new Chief of Staff. According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the appointment is with immediate effect. Arogbofa replaces Mike Oghiadomhe, who was allegedly forced to resign last week.

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