Tag Archives: President Goodluck Jonathan


Sheriff’s Media Aide Resigns 

Sheriff’s Media Aide Resigns 

Inuwa Bwala, special adviser on media to Ali Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno State and the national chairman of the troubled opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP has resigned. In a press release issued Sunday, April 9, Bwala said he was leaving the job on health grounds. He said, ‘I am stepping down for personal reasons to enable me to face my personal challenges, especially my health.’ He, however, apologized to ‘Nigerians, especially our political


Jonathan Begs Nigerians For Forgiveness

President Goodluck Jonathan has apologised to Nigerians who he might have offended in the process of taking decisions during his eight years of staying in the Presidential Villa, Abuja as Vice President, acting President and President. He affirmed that since nobody was perfect, there was no way he would not have done some things that some people would have found annoying. Jonathan who made the appeal during a farewell service organised for him and his

FG Declares May 1 Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday May 1 as public holiday to commemorate the 2015 Workers’ Day. Abba Moro, Minister of Interior, who made the announcement on Tuesday, April 28 in Abuja, also congratulated all Nigerians on their resilience and commitment in the face of the challenges of daily living. He enjoined them to sustain their support for President Goodluck Jonathan in his efforts to build a stable, peaceful and economically vibrant nation.


Earthquake: Jonathan Commiserates With Nepal

President Goodluck Jonathan has sympathized with the government and families of the victims of Nepal earthquake that claimed over 3,000 lives last Sunday. The President noted that the disaster that resulted in the loss of lives and property has caused sorrow not just for the Nepalese but all humanity. A statement issued in Abuja by Reuben Abati, special adviser to Jonathan on media and publicity said, “The President assures the government and people of Nepal

Nigerians Speak

If they say the military cannot secure 14 local government areas out of 774 local governments in six years, how can we be sure, they can secure those 14 council areas in six weeks? Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of APC, picking holes on the reasons given for the postponement of elections by INEC. There is no election more important to Nigeria than the one we are about to have. Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary, PDP,


Boko Haram: Jonathan Appeals for US Support

President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to the United States for greater military assistance in the fight against Boko Haram. He told the Wall Street Journal in an interview: “Are they (the United States) not fighting ISIS? Why can’t they come to Nigeria? “They are our friends. If Nigeria has a problem, then I expect the US to come and assist us.” Jonathan said Boko Haram militants, who have taken over swathes of territory in northeastern


Jonathan Narrowly Escapes Blast in Gombe

A bomb explosion has rocked a car park outside a stadium in Gombe State shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan addressed a campaign rally at the stadium on Monday. Eyewitnesses said the explosion occurred at around 3.10pm, few minutes after the president left the campaign venue. “The president had just passed the parking lot and we were trailing behind his convoy when the explosion happened…. Just 100 meters from the bus we were driving in,” a

Afenifere Denies Endorsing Jonathan

The Afenifere Renewal Group,ARG has denied endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid. This followed a widely publicized media report that the group was supporting the president. In a press statement signed by Kunle Famoriyo, its publicity secretary, the ARG described the use of its insignia to promote the said endorsement as fraudulent and an attempt to deceive Yoruba people. “It has come to our notice that some broadcast stations are using ARG’s name and logo

Obj and Jonathan

Between OBJ and Jonathan

In recent times, I have, like many Nigerians, found myself having to debate the rift between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. No matter how hard one tries to avoid the subject, it often shoots up in discussions with family members, friends or people of like minds. Although both men may deny that there is no quarrel between them, as in the recent case where Obasanjo told some market leaders that he


Can He Be Second Term Lucky?

Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary, All Progressives Congress, APC is one politician political opponents love to hate. Monday, last week, a team of TELL journalists kept an appointment at Mohammed’s Lagos residence. The outcome of that encounter is the special interview in this edition, ‘We Will Reform the Military.’ But that is not the cover story this week. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, released names of 14 presidential candidates preparing to contest in the