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

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