Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has directed that the #Bring Back Jonathan 2015 signs and banners around Abuja which he and many Nigerians find offensive and repugnant be brought down immediately.
President Jonathan wholly shares the widely expressed view that the signs which were put up without his knowledge or approval are a highly insensitive parody of the #Bring Back Our Girls hash tag.
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While President Jonathan appreciates the enthusiastic show of support for his administration by a broad range of stakeholders, he condemns the #Bring Back Jonathan 2015 signs which appear to make light of the very serious national and global concern for the abducted Chibok girls.
The President assures all Nigerians and the international community that his administration remains fully engaged with efforts to rescue the abducted girls and that he will not knowingly promote any actions that will fly in the face of the seriousness of their plight and the anguish of their families.
Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with shock, the sad news of the untimely death of Mr. Dimgba Igwe, Vice Chairman of the Sun Newspapers.
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Late Dimgba Igwe of Sun newspapers publication 
 
On behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government of Nigeria, President Jonathan extends heartfelt commiserations to the publishers of the Sun newspapers, the Nigerian Guild of Editors, and all friends and associates of Mr. Igwe, for whom his unexpected death must be exceedingly painful.
President Jonathan believes that the late Mr. Igwe will always be remembered as a hardworking and dependable professional, who, through his various writings as columnist, author and public speaker, demonstrated a special ability to convey the truth and his convictions in lucid, compelling prose, and in a style that was shorn of cant and foppery.
As they mourn him, the President enjoins Mr. Igwe's family, friends and associates to be consoled by the knowledge that he put his God-given abilities to the best possible use in a very purposeful life that was wholly devoted to the defence of truth and the public interest, as well as the promotion of the highest standards of his chosen profession of journalism.
President Jonathan prays that God Almighty will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss of the very forthright journalist and media administrator, and also grant his soul, peaceful repose.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Wednesday in Abuja condemned the stigmatization of Nigerians by some countries over recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.
Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00
Oxford, 25 August 2014: Justina Mutale, Founder & CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY and African Woman of the Year 2012, will be a Panel Speaker at the Resource Alliance's Future Leaders Programme, which will be held at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, from Monday 25th - Friday 29th August 2014.
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Saturday, 09 August 2014 00:00
The Nigerian media community is in mourning as the sad news just reached our newsroom that road accident has claimed the life of a promising Nigerian politician and ex graduate of Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Mr. Sunny Ofili.
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            Late Mr. Sunny Ofili: A promising life cut short by another road accident in Nigeria
 
Mr. Sunny Ofili who until his untimely death this afternoon was the Special Adviser to Delta State Governor on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), as well as the head, Directorate of Science and Technology in Delta state of Nigeria. Mr. Ofili is a young ambition man with full of dreams for the future in politics. He already had plans to contest for the State House of Assembly in the next elections in 2015 representing Aniocha North LGA.
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Extreme left is Mr. Ofili with the Governor of Delta state 
after his appointment as Special Adviser ICT
 
According to report reaching our news room, he was involved in a ghastly car accident involving a trailer and the Jeep in which he was traveling. The reports says the accident occurred at the junction of his home town, Issele Azagba on his return from the primaries of the PDP. The Jeep was driven by the traditional ruler of his home town, Agbogidi Henry Ezeagwuna the 1st, Obi of Issele-Uku and Mr. Ofili was a passenger in the front seat; the trailer was carrying granite and it was struck by the Jeep and the car caught fire and burnt down to ashes before help could reach the occupants.
Mr. Sunny Ofili is the publisher and Editor of Nigeria's first independent online newspaper called, www.thetimesofnigeria.com. Mr. Ofili is also the founder and Managing Director of Nigercom Networks-an IT firm. He was a philanthropist among his community and people of Issele Azagba will miss him and of course his school mates, colleagues in the Delta state government.
It is a sad lost today of Sunny Ofili, prayers and thoughts go out to the wife, children and families at this time
He is survived by his wife, Lilian Ndokwa Ofulue-Ofili and two daughters, Fealiam Nkem Nkemdilim Ofili (11) and Jada Chukwunonso Ofili (10)
Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector-General of Police.
AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar who proceeds on statutory retirement today having completed 35 years in service.
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The incoming Inspector-General, a lawyer, hails from Jigawa State and is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.
Positions previously held by him in the Police include Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command, Deputy Force Secretary and Commissioner of Police, Rivers State.
His appointment is with effect from Friday, August 1, 2014
Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector-General of Police.
AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar who proceeds on statutory retirement today having completed 35 years in service.
Assistant-Inspector-General-of-Police-in-charge-of-Zone-7-Suleiman-Abba
The incoming Inspector-General, a lawyer, hails from Jigawa State and is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.
Positions previously held by him in the Police include Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command, Deputy Force Secretary and Commissioner of Police, Rivers State.
His appointment is with effect from Friday, August 1, 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:31
Two planes carrying the first of the 40 victims of last week's air disaster in Ukraine arrived at Eindhoven airport on Wednesday afternoon, in a somber ceremony attended by King Willem-Alexander, queen Maxima and other dignitaries.
Flags were flying at half-mast throughout the country as the Last Post sounded. A minute's silence was then observed for the 298 people who died when the Malaysia Airways Boeing 777 was brought down close to the Russian border.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:36
Speaking on Tuesday at 13.00, the Prime Minister Mark Rutte gave a summary of the latest developments relating to the air disaster in Ukraine. Mr Rutte said he expects the first aircraft carrying victims' remains to land in Eindhoven on Wednesday. 'As soon as the aircraft lands at Eindhoven Airport, the victims will be transferred to the Korporaal van Oudheusden barracks in Hilversum, and once a positive identification has been made, the immediate next step will be to inform the next of kin.'
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:51
We have noted with much surprise and regret, the statement issued by General Muhammadu Buhari today in which he made some wild and totally unsustainable allegations against President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Although he tries very hard to deny it in the statement titled "Pull Nigeria Back From the Brink", there can be no doubt that General Buhari has sadly moved away from the patriotic and statesmanlike position he recently adopted on national security, which President Jonathan publicly commended, and
has now reverted to unbridled political partisanship.President Jonathan 1