Why I agreed to serve in President Jonathan’s government – Nuhu Ribadu

Nuhu Ribadu

Nuhu Ribadu accepts PTF job

I was greeted to numerous calls and mail yesterday when the administration announced my name as Chairman of the 21-man Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force.

Given my recent political pedigree, many inquirers naturally wanted to understand what was happening, and whether it was true that I was consulted and whether I would accept the offer. (more…)


President Jonathan’s Address to The Nation on Occupy Nigeria

State House

Here is the advance copy of another national broadcast slated for 9:00 PM Nigerian time by President Goodluck Jonathan tonight.

Dear Compatriots: 1.     A week ago, I had cause to address Nigerians on the security challenges we are facing in parts of the country, which necessitated the declaration of a state of emergency in 15 Local Government Areas in four states of the Federation. That course of action attracted widespread support and a demonstration of understanding. With that declaration, government had again signaled its intention to combat terrorism with renewed vigour and to assure every Nigerian of safety.

President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2012 Budget speech – unedited version


GEJ made 91 campaign promises, has delivered on any of them?

Delivered by:

His Excellency

Dr. GoodluckEbele Jonathan, GCFR


Federal Republic of Nigeria


A Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


I am delighted to present the 2012 Federal Budget Proposal before this esteemed Joint Session of the National Assembly. ThisProposalcomes at the end of a long consultative process with key stakeholders and it translates the development plans of government unveiled in theTransformation Agendainto concrete actions.

This budget is a stepping-stone to the transformation of our economy and country in our walk to economic freedom. This esteemed Assembly would agree that this path would neither be easy nor uncontested; but witha sharp focus, hard work, determination and making careful choices we will overcome. (more…)

Despite Election Promises Nigeria Still Losing N2.5 billion Annually to Indian Medical Tourism

These Nigerians cannot afford medical tourism

These Nigerians cannot afford medical tourism

Good healthcare system was one of the most recurrent election promises of most politicians currently holding offices in Nigeria but months after the 2011 elections, there rarely any signs of sophisticated healthcare system springing up anywhere in the country and a medical tourism expert has this to say in this report by Daily Trust.

Nigeria loses an estimated N2.5 billion annually to medical tourism in India, New Horizon Healthcare Nigeria Limited has said.