Showing posts with label jonathan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jonathan. Show all posts

Friday, October 3, 2014

What has Jonathan done for the Yoruba, Nigeria ?

Mr Jonathan became the Acting President of Nigeria on 9 February 2010 - 6 May 2010.
He assumed the office of the President of Nigeria on 6 May 2010.
Prior to Jonathan ascension into the presidency of Nigeria on 9 February 2010, Mr Obasanjo, a half Ibo and half Yoruba President of Nigeria had earlier rigged the entire General Elections in Yorubaland except in Lagos, Kwara, Kogi, Edo and Delta states, on two consecutive periods - 2003 and 2007.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lack of unity cause of Nigeria’s problems – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said most of the problems facing the country had been persisting because Nigerians lacked the needed unity to confront them.

He said if citizens had confronted the challenges in the same manner they confronted the Ebola Virus Disease recently, they would have become things of the past.

Jonathan spoke at the 54th Independence Anniversary Interdenominational Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

Monday, September 29, 2014

I'll Crush Boko Haram — Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, yesterday, at the South-south Unity Party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held in Benin-City, vowed that his administration will crush Boko Haram exactly the way it fought Ebola virus disease.

The President also boasted that the PDP will recapture Rivers and Edo states in 2015 and 2016, insisting that the entire South-south must return to the PDP as it were in 1999.

Friday, September 19, 2014

War on Boko Haram: Things’ll Change By Next Month — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan promised yesterday that by next month, the security challenge posed by members of the Boko Haram sect who have engaged in massive killing and wanton destruction of property would change drastically. This is just as the troops have killed 60 of the insurgents.

Speaking yesterday at the 66th National Executive Committee, NEC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Jonathan who admitted that the nation’s greatest challenge was that of insecurity, stressed that what obtains presently in Nigeria has gone beyond terror, but plans to secede where members of Boko Haram want to install their own leadership.

Boko Haram: Jonathan, Northern Traditional Rulers Meet Behind Closed Doors

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday night met with traditional rulers from the North led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, to discuss ways of ending the spate of killings in the region. The meeting which started at about by 9:25pm and took place at the First Lady’s Conference Room, also had in attendance the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku and other Presidential aides. Northern traditional rulers had on Wednesday met in Kaduna to discuss the Boko Haram crises and the economic in the North.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PDP adopt Pres. GEJ as sole candidate for 2015 elections

Every politician seeking to contest in next year's presidential election should join other parties as President Jonathan has just been chosen as PDP's sole candidate for the 2015 elections. Members of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party adopted him this afternoon in a meeting (which continues to be going on) at the party's national headquarters in Abuja.
The President, VP Sambo, Senate President, and many PDP governors are in the meeting

Friday, August 29, 2014

2015: PDP considers automatic ticket for Jonathan

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party is contemplating fielding President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 presidential primaries, Saturday PUNCH has learnt.

The thinking within the top echelon of the party is that the party would emulate the United States democracy where the right of first refusal is usually given to the President.

Already, some members of the National Working Committee of the party were said to have favoured the arrangement, which would see Jonathan emerge as the sole candidate of the party.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

2105: Kaduna PDP Okays Jonathan, Yero

President Goodluck Jonathan has received the endorsement of the Kaduna State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2015 election.  The incumbent governor, Mukhtar Yero, also received the nod of the party to contest the polls in the state.  But Vice President Namadi Sambo and two members of the party from the upper chambers of the National Assembly, Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Nenadi Usman shunned the town hall meeting of the party held at the Murtala Mohammed Square, on Saturday, where the decision was taken.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pres. GEJ appoints new Head of Service Of the Federation !

President Jonathan has appointed a new Head of Service of the federation. He is Dr Danladi Irmiya Kifasi. Until his appointment, Dr Kifasi was a permanent secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum resources. He succeeds Mallam Bukar Goni who retired recently.

Monday, August 11, 2014

We Give You October Deadline To End Boko Haram -- Northern Elders To Jonathan

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Monday identified “lack of a strong will at the level of the presidency, deep-seated corruption, incompetence in governments and in the management of security challenges” as major factors fuelling the Boko Haram insurgency.

The body also advised President Goodluck Jonathan to bring an end the insurgency in all its manifestations and produce the Chibok girls before the end of October, 2014, saying In the event that he failed to do so, Nigerians would be left with the only conclusion that he had forfieted his right to ask for their mandate beyond 2015.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Jonathan, Osun PDP disagree on election result.

President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday differed with the Osun State chapter of the party   on the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election won by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress of Nigeria.
While Jonathan and the national leadership of the PDP conceded defeat to   Aregbesola , the PDP in Osun rejected the election result.

The APC candidate who is the incumbent governor of the state polled 394,684 to defeat his PDP counterpart, Iyiola Omisore, who scored 292,750 in the final results announced by the Returning Officer, Prof. Bamitale Omole, on Sunday morning.

Jonathan congratulates Aregbesola on his victory

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday congratulated Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on his victory in the Saturday election.  In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President said the peaceful conduct of the elections reaffirmed his administration’s determination to positively reform Nigeria’s electoral processes.
He added that the outcome of the election vindicated him from what he called unfair and uncharitable allegations that measures put in place by the Federal Government for the Ekiti and Osun State elections were designed to achieve a favourable outcome for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Jonathan pushes for more action against Boko Haram, others

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday called for more effective global action and implementation of all existing international protocols against terrorism and violent extremism, including Boko Haram in Nigeria.
He made the call, according to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, while presenting Nigeria’s statement to the ongoing United States-African Leaders Summit in Washington DC.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

African/American Leaders Summit: US to test Pres. Jonathan’s aides, other Africans for Ebola

You can find reports that the US is likely to screen a delegation from Nigeria and other affected African countries billed to go to the African/American Leaders Summit on Monday August 4th in Washington DC, for contact with Ebola. In accordance with Reuters, president Obama said some African participants will undoubtedly be screened because it's important that they protect US from the outbreak.
"Folks who are from these countries that have even a marginal risk, or an infinitesimal risk of having been exposed in some fashion, we’re making sure we’re doing screening.” Obama said.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Osun political thugs will be dealt with - Pres. Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday assured the people of Osun State that the August 9 governorship election would be peaceful.  He dared political thugs to attempt to disrupt the election and risk being dealt with by security operatives, who would be deployed in the state for the election.

The President, who said this at the Peoples Democratic Party mega rally in Osogbo City Stadium, added that despite protests by some parties, he would make sure that Osun State was well-policed during the election.
Jonathan, who walked round the pitch, alongside other PDP leaders, waving at the thousands of party supporter who had filled the about 30, 000-capacity stadium before his arrival, also restated his commitment to making sure that the votes of Nigerians count.

Osun: Omisore’s Time Has Come – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday in Ile-Ife that the PDP candidate for the Aug. 9 Osun governorship poll, Iyiola Omisore, would emerge victorious.  Jonathan spoke during a courtesy visit to Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the Ooni of Ife.
“Omisore’s time has come …God’s time is the best”, he said.
The president, who described Ooni as a blessing to the present generation, thanked him for his support.
He said Omisore was a “fantastic material” that Osun needed at this time to take the state to the “promised land”.

Friday, August 1, 2014

I’ll lead Nigerians to defeat terror -Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday evening vowed that he would lead Nigerians to defeat the Boko Haram sect that has been unleashing terror on parts of the country.

“Fellow citizens, we will defeat terror and I will lead Nigerians to achieve this,” Jonathan declared at a fundraiser where over N60bn was raised for the Victims Support Fund.
The event held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja was meant to raise fund to provide relief and succour for all those who have been adversely affected by terrorism and insurgency in the country.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Terrorists Won’t Deter Us From Transforming Nigeria – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday vowed that activities of terrorists that have been unleashing violence on parts of the country would not deter him from the goal of transforming Nigeria into a prosperous nation.

He therefore called on all Nigerians to remain strong and resolute in defence of freedom, unity, law and order, peace, security and progress of the nation.

Jonathan made the pledge in his Eid-el-Fitri message made available to journalists in Abuja.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chibok family release statement on aborted meeting with Jonathan

Press statement from representatives of parents of Chibok girls/survivors regarding the cancelled meeting between them and president Jonathan yesterday July 15th. Find it below... 
We the members of the Kibaku (Chibok) Community and representatives of the 12 fathers and 5 escaped girls who were hosted by Malala during her visit to Nigeria hereby speak on their behalf to offer to Nigerians the facts as they are and to put the records straight and correct the erroneous impression making rounds in the media on the botched meeting with the President: Continue...
#Bringbackourgirls group also released a statement regarding this. Continue... 
1. The logistics and meeting between the twelve (12) fathers and five (5) girls and Malala was facilitated by the Abuja Chibok Community and the Citizens platform of BringBackOurGirls with our consent and on TRUST considering their sustained and focused advocacy to Bring Back our daughters.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Jonathan may be Nigeria's last president - Ex-Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, while speaking with airport correspondents yesterday as he returned from a trip to the UK, said if things are not properly checked politically, President Jonathan might be the last president Nigeria will have.

"When I was travelling precisely on the 26 of April, I left this airport and I spoke to the airport correspondents and I said there was a need to collaborate with international organisations. You see, this issue is not about President Goodluck Jonathan. If we don’t take time and work together as Nigerians, Jonathan might be the last Nigerian President. Jonathan might be the Gorbachev of Nigeria. And that is the truth, so we better wake up. Political class, business class, military, civilians must now stand up to work for our internal security. Internal security is more important than anything we have done and I believe that once we are able to come together Nigeria will be alright. As of now the country is in pains; the country is in problem and some people are taking it very lightly. 
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