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President Jonathan Appoints New NPIC Boss

President Jonathan Appoints New NPIC Boss

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Uju Hassan-Baba as the new executive secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, NIPC, with immediate effect. Reuben Abati, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced the appointment of Hassan-Baba earlier today. The new NIPC boss had served previously as Director-General, Legal Aid

Jonathan says PDP Will Bounce Back

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which lost the presidential election in the last exercise, will bounce back. The President, however, said that this will be realized if members of the PDP remain committed to the vision of its founding fathers and work very hard. The President made the

Why Jonathan Would Hand Over Before May 29

Against expectations that President Goodluck Jonathan will hand over power to Muhammadu Buhari, the President-elect on May 29, Democracy day, the outgoing president will hand over on May 28, a day before the actual inauguration date. Patricia Akwashiki, Minister of Information, disclosed this at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting held in

APC, PDP Bicker Over Jonathan’s Visit To Lagos

The visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Lagos on Friday ahead of tomorrow’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Nigeria has generated accusations and counter-accusations between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the state and the major opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The APC had accused the PDP of planning to rig

Election: Danjuma Commends Jonathan

Theophilus Danjuma, a retired general and former Minister of Defence has commended the way President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat in the recently held presidential election describing it as a strange development in Africa. Danjuma made the remark when the president paid a private visit to his residence in Abuja on Wednesday. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser

Jonathan Congratulates Israeli Prime Minister

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister over his victory at Israel’s general elections. President Jonathan sent his congratulatory message in a statement issued by Reuben Abati, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. The president said he looks forward to continuing to work with Netanyahu to further strengthen the existing

Jonathan Swears in Eight New Ministers, Assigns Portfolios

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, administered oaths of office on Musiliu Obanikoro and seven others who were recently confirmed as ministers by the Senate. At the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting held in Abuja, the President assigned portfolios to Kenneth Kobani as minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment; Patricia Akwashiki as minister of Information;

Senate Approves Extra $200m Loan Request For Jonathan

The Senate has granted President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an additional $200m Diaspora Bond from the international market on Tuesday. ​ On February 4, 2015, Jonathan sought the approval of the Senate to increase the initial $100m that had been earlier approved in the 2012-2014 Borrowing Plan. This request was made known to Senator David

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