Jonathan, Atiku mourn Ernest Shonekan

January 12, 2022 Abdulrahaman Zakariyau 0

Former President Dr, Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the news of the passing on of former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan who died Tuesday at the age of 85. Shonekan was appointed Head of Interim National Government on August 26, 1993, when military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, stepped aside, following the annulment of the June Read More

Citizens need adequate information about conduct of govt business – Jonathan

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigerians need to be adequately informed about the conduct of government business in order for the society to function properly. He stated this at the Freedom of Information (FOI) Award ceremony organised by the International Press Centre (IPC) in collaboration with the Media Right Agenda(MRA) under Component 4b: Support to the media of Read More

Jonathan, Fayemi, Abike-Dabiri, Odinkalu, others for honours at FOI Awards

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan will be conferred with a special recognition award at the maiden edition of the National Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards ceremony scheduled to take place in Abuja on December 10, 2021. Jonathan will be honoured for “patriotic and courageous” act of signing the FOI Bill into Law 10 years ago, according to the International Press Centre Read More

Why I signed Nigerian Content Act in 2010 – Jonathan

November 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he signed the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Development Act in 2010 to ensure that at least 80 per cent of the needs of the nation’s oil industry were produced locally. Jonathan stated this on Friday when he led his course mates, the 1981 Class of the University of Port Harcourt Alumni on a Read More

The North, the call for Jonathan to do one term

November 17, 2021 Harrison Odoh 0

Since the governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held a private meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja sometime in November 2020, tongues have been wagging that the visit was the plot of the northern political elite to woo him to contest for the presidential seat during the forthcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria. The governors were led Read More

Buhari salutes Goodluck Jonathan at 64

November 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 64th birthday anniversary, November 17, 2021. The President congratulated Jonathan for serving the country, and working for the peace and advancement of democracy on the African continent. The President said Jonathan continues to expand the boundaries of leadership, teaching many in the country the power of Read More

2023: Jonathan’s return, power balance and peace

November 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

As a country, Nigeria is currently at a near breaking point where it must urgently decide whether it wants to move forward out of the doldrums or not. The nation is in desperate search for an anchor, an inspirational leader around whom the nation can rebuild national confidence and trust between the government and the people, as well as among Read More

Tension as PDP holds ‘consensus national convention’


…3, 600 to decide aspirants, party’s fates …Consensus candidates were imposed on us’ …We’re not forcing anybody to step down – Fintiri …Aftermath always not palatable – Analyst …We’ll come out united – Tambuwal As members and other critical stakeholders in the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), converge on the Eagle Square Abuja to elect a new Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Breaking: Jonathan meets Buhari, keeps mum as 2023 Presidential moves rages

October 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday evening, hosted the immediate Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The former President came into the premises around 4pm. And the end of their meeting, it was not clear why he visited Buhari as he did not speak to the media afterward. In recent times, there has been rumour Read More

Heckling urchins in Diaspora

October 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

For some time now, the social media has been inundated with video clips of some Nigerians displaying to the world the attitudes of the urchins that they are. They have made it their business to heckle any Nigerian from the north who finds himself in Europe or the United States. We have had such heckling in the past when Nigerians Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Sen. Rochas Okorocha bags ‘Stand of Fame’ award

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Non Governmental Organisation, Who is Who Awards, has conferred the ‘Stand of Fame Award’ on the former Governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owele Rochas Okorocha. The President of Who is Who Awards, Miss Binta Pearl Ojoma, while presenting the award said, it was conferred on Rochas due to his “philanthropic and leadership qualities.” She said Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Why Jonathan holds Buhari in high esteem – UPF

September 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Secretary General Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Nigeria Dr George Ikpot has said former President Goodluck Jonathan continues to hold President Muhammadu Buhari in high esteem because of his belief in the unity and development of the country. Ikpot stated this weekend in Abuja at a youth training and empowerment programme organised by the Ambassador Peter Orobor Foundation (POF), UPF-Nigeria and Redeemed Read More

IDUAI 2021: Secrecy in govt undermines access to information – NGE

September 27, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

As the world marks the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) today, the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has expressed worry about the magnitude in which the secrecy among federal government agencies, ministries and other institutions undermines access to information. While accusing federal government agencies and ministries of not living up to their obligations – imposed on them Read More

Buhari not following founding fathers’ vision – Ortom

September 23, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Governor of Benue state, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not following the vision of the nation’s founding fathers which was built on unity and oneness. Ortom said instead of bringing Nigeria together, Buhari has succeeded in dividing the country with intimidation and marginalisation. The governor who said this in Enugu Thursday, in a lecture delivered at Read More

APC and Jonathan

September 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress’s political calculation may lead the party to oversight if they fail to put their house in order. There is the rumour that the party is in a romance with former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The party declared that if he joins the party, they would allow him to recontest for the president in the party come Read More

7 questions for the Author of The Buhari In Us

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

AWAAL GATA hurls seven questions at Abdullahi Ojoanyonu Haruna, the author of one of the most popular (political) books in Nigeria in 2021, “The Buhari In Us,” about the book and his literary life in general. What inspired you to write “The Buhari In Us”? The desire to write the book, The Buhari In Us stemmed from an innate burning Read More

Pursuit of justice, security pivot to peace — Jonathan

September 10, 2021 Editorial III 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigeria’s pursuit of peace cannot be achieved in isolation of the pursuit of justice and other human security needs. Jonathan stated this Friday in Abuja at the public presentation of a research report entitled ‘Terrorism and Banditry: The Nexus’; conducted by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF). Jonathan, also GJF chairman, said the challenges posed Read More

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the Read More

Pictures: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio, others visit Olu Of Warri

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Newly crowned Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwaste lll, received ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, at his palace on Saturday in Warri South council area of Delta state. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, also visited the Warri monarch. The former President visited the palace in the company of HRH King Amalate Turner, Obanema of Opume-Ogbia, Bayelsa Read More

OBJ, Jonathan, Wike, others nominated for Topflyers Magazine Awards

August 28, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) and Goodluck Jonathan; Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike; Governor of Lagos state, Sanwo-Olu; Oba of Benin; the Director-General, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Nigeria musical sensation Davido, among others have been nominated for Topflyers Magazine International Awards. Addressing a press briefing to start the process of voting, the CEO of the company, Hon. Musa Yahaya, said Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

Ex-super perm sec, Ahmed Joda, is dead

August 13, 2021 Editor 0

A former super permanent secretary and one of Nigeria’s elder statesmen, Ahmed Joda, is dead. Joda an administrator, journalist and politician, died at the age of 91 at Federal Medical Center, (FMC) Yola following a brief illness on Friday August 13, 2021. Confirming the death, Mohammed Baba, a long time associate of Joda told our reporter that the elder statesman Read More