President Jonathan Sacks Political Adviser, Alhaji Gulak.

President Goodluck Jonathan today sacked his Adviser on Political Matters Alhaji, Alhaji Gulak. Presidential Sopkesman, Reuben Abati disclosed this Tuesday via a short message released using the microblogging tool, twitter. “President Jonathan thanks Alhaji Gulak for his services to the present administration and wishes him success in his future endeavors” Abati said.  The presidency did […]

READ: Nuhu Ribadu’s Speech that Unsettled Presidency

I confess to feeling inspired with every visit to this institution that shaped my perception of life and grounded my entire intellectual development. This intellectual development is not only a debt I owe to my teachers who have formed me but a challenge to me to go out there and influence society for the benefit […]

Presidency to Ribadu: You are Ethically Challenged Hypocrite

By Reuben Abatti “The Presidency totally rejects the false, hypocritical and self- serving claim by Mallam Nuhu Ribadu at a lecture in Kaduna on Saturday that Nigeria under President Goodluck Jonathan is a “sinking ship” in which the yearnings of the masses are being neglected by a tyrannical leadership. “We find it very sad and […]

Open Letter To Dr Reuben Abati.

Dear Dr Abati, I trust that this letter meets you and yours well. Let me start by commiserating with you on the recent transition of your beloved mother. May the good Lord rest her soul and comfort you and everyone that she left behind. I should also show some empathy on your apparent frustration at […]

Presidency berates Al-Jazeera for attempts to mislead the public about state of emergency operations

By Citizens Platform The Federal Government has expressed concerns about attempts by the media to mislead the public and international community about the on-going State of Emergency and military operations in three states: Adamawa, Yobe and Borno. In a statement released on Friday by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President (Media &Publicity), the presidency […]

President Jonathan postpones Amnesty Committee, appoints new member

By Reuben Abati The inauguration by President Goodluck Jonathan of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North and the Committee on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons originally scheduled for 10 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 has been brought forward to 9 AM. President Jonathan has also […]

Press Release: Jonathan Orders Investigation Into Reports Of High Civilian Casualties In Baga

By Reuben Abati Having received preliminary briefings from the Military High Command on the incident, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a full-scale investigation into reports of high civilian casualties in the confrontation between Nigerian soldiers and insurgents at Baga in Borno State at the weekend. While the preliminary briefings indicate that the casualty figures being […]


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