Jonathan, Kagame, Late Magufuli, others to receive African Icon Award in Kigali

January 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Tanzanian President, late John Magufuli, Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, and a host of many others would be honoured at the maiden edition of the African Heritage Concert and Awards. Distinguished African personalities would be honoured at the event slated for April 1, 2023, in Kigali, the capital of the Republic of Rwanda. According to Read More

Jonathan’s men begin mobilisation for Tinubu in South-south, South-east

December 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, political allies of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who in November 2022, endorsed candidade of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have commenced grassroots mobilisation in the South-soutn and the South-east geopolitical zones. Jonathan’s supporters, who are members of Citizens Network for Peace and Development in Nigeria (CNPDN), while flagging off the Read More

2023: Ex-president Jonathan’s men rally support for Tinubu 

November 20, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Some political allies and kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan have endorsed the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 general elections. The supporters and kinsmen who are members of Citizens Network For Peace and Development in Nigeria (CNPDN), said since Jonathan declined to join the presidential race, despite their consistent Read More

Nepotism, political patronage, others responsible for graft in civil service – Buhari…Honours ex-President Jonathan, Wike, 42 other Nigerians

October 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday identified cronyism, nepotism, political patronage and lack of transparency and accountability as major enablers of corruption in the country. Speaking at the conferment of awards on former President Goodluck Jonathan and 43 others at the State House in Abuja, the President said nepotism and political patronage distract civil servants from ensuring effective service delivery. “Public Service Read More

Tinubu, Jonathan meet over 2023 presidential election

August 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The presidential flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Tuesday night met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja as part of his move to secure support of the stakeholders across the country. The APC presidential candidate was accompanied by his running mate, Senator Kassim Shetimma and five APC governors. The brief meeting which Read More

Ex-President Jonathan leads EISA Observation Mission to Kenya polls

August 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan would be in Nairobi where he would be leading a team of observers to Kenya’s general elections scheduled to take place on August 9, 2022. Dr. Jonathan would serve as the head of the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) which has deployed a full-fledged short-term team Read More

On APC and brand new Jonathan

May 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

“When the calamity we feared is already arrived, or when the expectation of it is so certain as to shut out hope, there seems to be a principle within us by which we look with misanthropic composure on the state to which we are reduce, and the heart sullenly contracts and accommodates itself to what it must abhorred.” – William Read More

Who is pushing for Jonathan’s presidency?

May 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

After an initial denial of rumours that he will join the ruling party, former President Goodluck Jonathan has finally ditched his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. His defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, after long speculations has continued to elicit mixed reactions in the country. Prior to his defection, many signals emerged that the former president had Read More

Goodluck Jonathan is constitutionally qualified to run for Presidency

April 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

INTRODUCTION Nigeria is a country of one major news item per day. At times, one scandal per day. The hot issue in the polity currently generating national ruckus, hoopla and bedlam is the presumed intention of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to run for the 2023 presidency. It does not matter that he has never himself confirmed to anyone, the swirling Read More

Jonathan breaks silence as accident kills 2 security aides

April 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to a ghastly auto crash that claimed the lives of two of his security aides. The ECOWAS envoy was involved in an accident on Wednesday while on his way from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to his Abuja residence. In a statement by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, the former Nigerian leader expressed sadness Read More

As pressure intensifies for Jonathan to declare for 2023 presidential election…

March 31, 2022 Saidu Abdulkahi 0

After the fallout of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last Saturday/Sunday at Eagles Square in Abuja, groups and individuals have stepped up their game by mounting pressure on former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to throw his hat into the ring and contest the presidential election in 2023. At the venue of the APC’s national convention, Read More

Group to Bayelsa govt: Punish Ekeowe for demolishing Dame Jonathan’s hotel

March 2, 2022 Adoyi M. Aba, Abuja 0

The Citizen Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI), a pro-democracy civil society, and human rights group, has condemned the demolition of a segment of the hotel premises owned by former First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan, by Mr. Alabo Gideon Ekeowe, head of Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Board (BSPPDB) on Friday, February 25, 2022. The hotel, Aridolf Resort Read More

2023: Bala Mohammed‘ll make Nigeria a better state – Jonathan

February 11, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has described the Buachi state governor, Bala Mohammed, as “a man with patience, humility, fortitude and a good listener for a better Nigeria.” According to a statement in Abuja Friday by the Special Adviser on Media to Bauchi state governor, Jonathan was speaking on Thursday when he received in audience Governor Mohammed at his Abuja Read More

Diri’s 2nd anniversary: Osinbajo, Jonathan, Ayu, others flag off projects

February 7, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state is agog ahead of activities marking the second anniversary in office of Governor Douye Diri. Governor Diri will be two years in office on February 14 but the anniversary activities commences today, Monday, February 7. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Goodluck Jonathan, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors and the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, are among Read More

Osinbajo, Gowon, Jonathan, others attend Shonekan’s funeral

February 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State Yakubu Gowon, and former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in Lagos attended a State Funeral Service for Chief Ernest Shonekan. Shonekan, who served as the Head of Interim National Government from August 26, 1993 to November 17, 1993, died in Lagos on January 11 at the age of 85. Gowon was accompanied Read More

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