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President Jonathan To Attend Ecowas Summit In Accra


President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja on Tuesday, May 19 to attend the 47th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government holding in Accra, Ghana.  The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, stated this in a statement on Monday. The summit, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of ECOWAS, …

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PDP Crisis: I did my best for Jonathan to get re-elected — Adamu Mu’azu

Adamu Muazu and President Jonathan

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, has defended his leadership of the party despite the PDP’s recent loss at the polls, saying he did his best to save President Goodluck Jonathan from defeat. Mr. Mu’azu broke his silence as the ruling party faces a crisis that follows the disastrous election outing, with many senior members …

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Governor Mimiko Blackmailing Ondo Teachers To Vote For Jonathan

Governor Olusegun Mikiko

Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, is trying to blackmail teachers in the State to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential contest next week. A source in the State told SaharaReporters the governor is traveling around with his campaign team, forcing the teachers into meetings with him and preventing them from undertaking their official responsibilities. The trip is part …

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Jonathan wanted me to be part of Interim Govt. – Tinubu

Tinubu and Jonathan

With the election less than three weeks away and the outcome possibly against them, the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency and the hardliners in the PDP have embarked on a new strategy to put brake on the momentum APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari seems to be gathering. This strategy is novel and seems to be the outcome of a desperate calculation in …

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Another four years of Jonathan means disaster for Nigeria -Keyamo

festus keyamo

Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has said another four years of President Goodluck Jonathan in office would be a great disaster for Nigeria. He urged Nigerians to vote out the president and enthrone Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate. Keyamo alleged that corruption has flourished under Jonathan’s watch to the extent that the …

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I don’t have the intention of removing Jega —Jonathan

Jonathan and Jega

CONTRARY to widespread belief and rumour doing the rounds, President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, said he never discussed with anyone that he  will remove the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega. Also, to affirm his commitment to successful holding of the general election, President Jonathan said the elections will hold as scheduled by INEC. He said …

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Jonathan’s campaign votes millions to hire anti-Buhari protesters in London

campaign 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign has earmarked $20,000 to hire protesters in London Thursday as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, speaks at Chatham House. According to an internal memo seen by PREMIUM TIMES, the money would be spent on mobilising the crowd, refreshing them and defraying other logistics. The memo, which originated from the campaign’s Assistant …

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President Jonathan Commissions 750 Megawatts Power Plant


Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday commissioned the Olurunsogo Power Plant in Ogun State, South West Nigeria. The 750 megawatts power plant is part of the National Integrated Power Plants (NIPP) built by the three tiers of government and is expected to add capacity to power generation. During the commissioning of the newly built power plant, the President said …

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Musiliu Obanikoro Confesses He Was At Ekiti Rigging Meeting, Says Jonathan Sent Him

Musiliu Obanikoro

Contrary to earlier denials, embattled ministerial nominee, Musiliu Obanikoro, has confessed to several Senators in Abuja that he did participate in an election-eve meeting in Ekiti in June 2014 in which a group of politicians and government ministers met with a Nigerian army general to rig the governorship election in favor of Ayodele Fayose, the candidate of the People’s Democratic …

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AU asks Jonathan, other African leaders to publicly declare their assets

Jonathan in Maiduguri

Worried by the high rate at which resource-rich African countries lose huge revenues through corruption, illegal transfers of profits and money laundering abroad, the African Union, AU, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan and other African leaders to openly declare their assets and subject their wealth to public scrutiny. A report on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, compiled by an AU …

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T.Y. Danjuma wants Dokubo-Asari, Tompolo, others arrested

Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.)

A former Minister of Defence, Theophilus Danjuma, has demanded the immediate arrest of some former Niger Delta militants for threatening to plunge the country into war if President Goodluck Jonathan is not re-elected in the February 14 election. He stated this on Wednesday in Kano during the commissioning of the multibillion Naira Kwakwasiya city, one of the three mega cities …

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Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election, By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

Charles Soludo

I need to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had my own share of public service (I do not need a job from government), I now devote my time and energy in pursuit of other passions, especially …

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May 29 handover date is unchangable, Jonathan tells US

Jonathan and John Kerry

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday assured all stakeholders including the United States of America that the May 29 handover date was sacrosanct. He gave the assurance amidst calls by some individuals including the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), for the postponement of the February general elections. According to a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and …

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Oyedepo’s Church Divided Over Prayer For GEJ

Faith Oyedepo wife of the General Overseer of Winners Chapel- Bishop David Oyedepo and President Goodluck Jonathan after the President’s visit to the church on Sunday

Attempts by Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners Chapel, Ota, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, to make members of his congregation pray for President Goodluck Jonathan to win the 14 February Presidential election backfired on Sunday when some members refused to stand up from their seats to pray for Jonathan. Bishop Oyedepo had asked members to stand up to pray for …

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Shocker! President Jonathan visits Soldiers and Displaced Persons in Borno State

President Jonathan visits Borno State

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday  paid a surprise visit to Maiduguri, Borno State capital on the occasion of Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day to meet with officers and men of the Armed Forces currently in the frontline of the war against terrorism and insurgency in the country. Accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, Service Chiefs, the National Security Adviser …

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President Jonathan visits Obasanjo In Abeokuta To Mend Fences

Goodluck Jonathan visits Obasanjo

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday took a desperate shot at peace with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he was a night secret guest at the hilltop mansion where he held a night meeting. The president and former president has been working at cross purposes since Jonathan indicated his interest to stand for re-election which Obasanjo vehemently opposes claiming Jonathan had promised …

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Obasanjo Attends Jonathan’s Daughter’s Wedding


Nigerians who attended the church wedding of President Goodluck Jonathan’s foster daughter, Inebharapu Paul yesterday marvelled when former President Olusegun Obasanjo made a surprise appearance at the venue of the event. In what looked like the kind of suspense that could be only seen in spy movies like those of the legendary James Bond, Obasanjo showed up unexpectedly at the …

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Channels TV terminates Pastor Bakare’s broadcast over alleged critical comment on Jonathan’s Government

Pastor Tunde Bakare

Channels Television, a Lagos-based independent 24-hour news station, on Sunday suddenly terminated a broadcast by fiery pastor, Tunde Bakare, over claims the tone of the message was critical of the Nigerian government. Moment of Truth, a one-hour recorded paid programme, through which Mr. Bakare broadcasts messages he preaches in his church, The Latter Rain Assembly, runs every Sunday on the Lagos …

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President Jonathan pockets N4. 323bn as salary in 3 years


Paid N626.422 million as tax in three years FOR presiding over the affairs of Nigeria as its president in the last three years, President Goodluck Jonathan has pocketed N4.323 billion as salary. In the same vein, he had within the last three years,paid N626.422 million as tax to the country. The years which the president earned the salary and paid …

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FG Unable to account for $30Billion Excess Crude Money — Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has accused the Federal Government of failing to account for about $30billion that have accrued to Nigeria’s excess crude account in the last three years. Mr. Oshiomhole made the allegation Thursday when he received members of the Association of Enegies from Edo South who paid him a courtesy call at Government House, Benin, the …

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Jonathan orders SSS to release Emir Sanusi Lamido’s passport -Premium Times

Sanusi Lamido and Prresident Jonathan

In what appears the end of the fierce face-off between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, the State Security Services has returned to the Emir his travelling documents seized from him on May 3 at the height of his disagreement with the President. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso on Chieftaincy and Emirate Council …

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“President Jonathan doesn’t Give Me Money” – Ibinabo Fiberisima


Ibinabo Fiberisima who just got re-elected as President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria for a second term,has addressed some issues regarding her tenure and what she still plans to do.

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President Jonathan’s Insatiable Quest For More Power


Finally, the much awaited declaration of interest by President Goodluck Jonathan to seek for a second term in office has been finally laid to rest. The president told leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today that he would procure nomination form of the party before the deadline.

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Secret Intelligence Report Links ex-Governor Sheriff, Chad President To Boko Haram Sponsorship

Alleged Boko Haam sponsor Ali Modu Sheriff sat in high level security meetingt between President Goodluck Jonathan and his Chadian colleague, Idris Derby

Intelligence insights obtained by PREMIUM TIMES in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Abuja show dated communications between field officers and the velvet ranks of Nigeria’s military chronicling Mr. Sheriff’s involvement in promoting the growth of the sect. The communications painted a picture of what appears to be a powerful regional support structure involving the Chadian president, Nigerian officials and Niger Republic, and …

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President Jonathan Appoints Roli George To Head NDLEA

Roli George

President Goodluck Jonathan today appointed Mrs. Roli Bode-George, the spouse of Peoples Democratic Party chieftain and ex-convict Bode George, into the sensitive job of Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Mr. Bode George, a former governor of Ondo State and also former chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), is famous remembered for serving a two-year jail …

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In Pictures: President Jonathan Arrives Jenegoa For His Daughter’s Marriage Ceremony


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Tambuwal visits Obasanjo Hilltop residence, faults Sanusi’s suspension

Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker, House of Representatives

The  Speaker of the House of  Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, said on Sunday that the suspension of Mallam  Lamido Sanusi as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria could hurt the nation’s economy. Tambuwal, who visited former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, said the action by President Goodluck Jonathan was capable of   sending “wrong signals” to  international   …

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President Jonathan draws battle line with media over counterfeit drugs

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan is threatening to shut down any electronic media organisation advertising substandard and unregistered drugs. He has already directed the appropriate government agencies to watch out for errant media houses for sanction with a view to proving to all the readiness of his administration to eradicate counterfeit and fake drugs in the country. Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said …

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President Jonathan Rewards Super Eagles for Winning Bronze at 2014 CHAN


President Goodluck Jonathan is delighted to receive the Super Eagles, the team which made the nation proud As he hosted a special reception in the honour of 2014 CHAN bronze-winning Super Eagles at the State House, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, “My dear Super Eagles, I keenly followed your performance from the group stage up to the last 3rd place …

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