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Jonathan Had 20, But Buhari Wants 15 Special Advisers

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the senate seeking approval to appoint 15 Special Advisers, five less than his predecessor’s 20, in line with Section 151 (2-3) of the 1999 Constitution. President Buhari in his first official letter to the senate after his inauguration was read at the plenary. He explained that the 15 Special Advisers would help him carry ... Read More »

Pres. Jonathan Promotes 72 Senior Police Officers At Last Minute

The Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Anisaid the decision was made at a plenary. Hours to the end of his tenure, President Goodluck Jonathan administration has approved the promotion of 72 senior police officers from the rank of deputy commissioners of police. The press and public relations head of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed this in a ... Read More »

President Jonathan to formally dissolve FEC today

In preparation for its final handing over to the incoming administration, the Federal Executive Council, FEC, will be formally dissolved today. The session which will be headed by President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to witness a formal speech by the President, where he notes his achievements while in office since May 29, 2011. Ministers are also expected to make speeches ... Read More »


The All Progressives Congress on Sunday accused the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration of deliberately sabotaging the incoming administration by contriving crises without making any effort to resolve them. The party said the Jonathan administration was leaving behind a fractured economy without electricity, with no fuel and disgruntled workers on strike over the non-payment of salaries. This was contained in ... Read More »

I Believe In President Buhari’s Change, Jonathan Failed Woefully – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed confidence in the leadership of the President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, advising him not to take Nigerians for granted in administering the country. Obasanjo spoke while hosting a delegation of South West Women Leaders led by the Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson, at his Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta. “When I came in 1999, ... Read More »

Jonathan Given 30-Day Deadline For Assets Declaration

President Goodluck Jonathan and his vice, Namadi Sambo, were directed by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to declare their assets. Moreover, 29 governors, 42 ministers, 109 senators and 360 House or Representatives members were ordered to do the same, The Punch has obtained. The officials were said to have been given a 30-day deadline to return the completed Assets ... Read More »

[OPINION] As President Jonathan Heads For Otuoke, He Leaves Legacy Of Corruption, Lies, And Waste By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Looking back through our history, Nigeria has been led by a series of heads of states and presidents. Some like Murtala Muhammed, Muhammadu Buhari the President-elect, and Yakubu Gowon left a legacy of service and wisdom. Others of course, like Sanni Abacha and Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida have been disasters. Majority of Nigerians would agree that President Goodluck Jonathan belongs to ... Read More »

Jonathan To Dissolve Cabinet Next Week

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has fixed next Wednesday as its valedictory session. The decision was reportedly arrived at during Wednesday’s three-hour long FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan. The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who bried State House Correspondents alongside his counterpart in the Information Ministry, Senator Patricia Akwashiki, said “Council meeting held today (yesterday) and ... Read More »

I Accepted Defeat To Prevent Crisis – Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28 presidential election because of his desire to keep the country away from conflict. He said having been involved in solving many problems in African countries for more than five years, he knew the enormity and cost of conflicts and would not want Nigeria to ... Read More »

Shuuu! Two Cousins Of President Jonathan Reportedly Kidnapped In Bayelsa

Two cousins of President Jonathan, Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni were kidnapped by 6 unidentified gunmen dressed in military uniform in Akimpelai, Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State yesterday May 19th. According to a source who spoke with The Nation, the women who are maternal cousins of President Jonathan were abducted at about 8.30am from their provision stores located along the ... Read More »

Court Stops Jonathan From Signing Oil & Gas Bill

A Lagos Federal High Court, on Tuesday, restrained President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, from assenting to the bill for an Act to Amend the Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Act., PM News reports. The court presided over by Justice Saliu Saidu also restrained the National Assembly, the Clerk of the National Assembly from forwarding the Bill for an Act to ... Read More »

President Jonathan Signs N4.425tn 2015 Budget

President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the 2015 Appropriation Bill into law, THE PUNCH has authoritatively learnt. Investigation by our correspondent on Monday revealed that Jonathan decided to sign the budget into law a couple of days back without fanfare. There have been concerns among Nigerians on whether Jonathan will sign the budget before May 29 when he will formally hand ... Read More »

President Jonathan And Family Moves Out Of Presidential Villa

President Goodluck Jonathan and his family have relocated from his main official residence at the presidential villa to another section of Aso Rock, in preparation for the handover ceremony on May 29, The Nation reports. The presidential family now lives at the Glass House to allow for the renovation of the main official residence of the president for its next ... Read More »

President Jonathan and his family wants to Travel out of the country

The president is likely to take this break shortly after handing over power to the incoming administration of Mohammadu Buhari on May 29. According to Vanguard, Jonathan revealed this at a closed door meeting with the leadership of the party at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, May 13. The meeting was meant to end the lingering crisis in the party ... Read More »

SHOCKED! See Who Is Standing Next To President Jonathan (Photos)

… And in the two photos made available to us,former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo was the one standing next to President Jonathan as they posed to take photographs after holding a meeting of the Council of State, which held yesterday inside the Presidential Villa. Obasanjo has before now been avoiding such meetings but strolled in at around 12:15pm to attend ... Read More »

Ohaneze Ndigbo said President Jonathan Decieved them

The official pan-Igbo socio-political forum, The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, told the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, that President Jonathan lied to the Igbo nation about awarding contract for the construction of Second Niger bridge and major federal roads in the South East. Listing Enugu-Awka-Onitsha Expressway and Enugu-Umuahia-Aba Expressway, the committee said that up till now, work was yet to start at ... Read More »