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No Apologies For Backing Diri’s Re-election, Says Jonathan

No Apologies For Backing Diri’s Re-election, Says Jonathan

Politics
Former Nigerian president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said that he owed no one apologies for supporting the re-election of Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, in the November 11, 2023 off-cycle governorship poll in the state. Dr. Jonathan also said it was the right thing to do as Governor Diri had the support of majority of the Bayelsa people to continue in office. He stated this on Tuesday during the Yuletide visit of the governor and a high-powered delegation to his residence in Yenagoa, the state capital. Wife of the former president, Dame Patience Jonathan, was also on hand to receive the governor and his entourage. Jonathan explained that he publicly endorsed Diri’s candidature during the campaigns because of his visionary leadership demonstrated in handling the af...
Bayelsa Has Recorded Peace, Progress Under Your Leadership, Jonathan Praises Diri At 64

Bayelsa Has Recorded Peace, Progress Under Your Leadership, Jonathan Praises Diri At 64

News Feature
Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has poured encomiums on the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, as he turns 64 on Sunday. The former Nigerian leader in a goodwill message to the governor described Senator Diri as a forthright leader committed to the growth and development of Bayelsa State since he assumed office three years ago. Jonathan said the Diri administration had made significant progress in infrastructure development, security as well as sports and the general welfare of citizens. He urged the Bayelsa governor to remain focused on the path of responsible and impactful governance just as he prayed that God will bless him with wisdom and uphold him in victory in his quest for nation-building and service to humanity. Jonathan said: “I join your fa...
Jonathan Cautions Politicians Against Judicial Blackmail  …as Diri, Wike, Obaseki, Legal Titans Bid Retiring Bayelsa CJ Farewell

Jonathan Cautions Politicians Against Judicial Blackmail …as Diri, Wike, Obaseki, Legal Titans Bid Retiring Bayelsa CJ Farewell

News Feature, Press Release
Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has admonished the political class to allow the judiciary perform its constitutional functions, saying society is dynamic. Dr. Jonathan gave the admonition on Friday during the book presentation/reception that culminated week-long activities marking the retirement of the Bayelsa State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, in Yenagoa, the state capital. The former president acknowledged the critical role Justice Abiri played when she swore in the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, thus averting a constitutional crisis and advised politicians not to be blinded by the power they wield. Jonathan equally cautioned judicial officers to strive to be impartial and courageous in upholding the rule of law, which he noted was significant in the d...
BAYELSA FLOODS:  *Goodluck Jonathan’s home submerged as Douye Diri visits Otuoke

BAYELSA FLOODS: *Goodluck Jonathan’s home submerged as Douye Diri visits Otuoke

News Feature
In continuation of his assessment of the flood situation in Bayelsa State, Governor Douye Diri was in Otuoke, hometown of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Ogbia Local Government Area on Thursday. Speaking to journalists, Governor Diri lamented the degree of destruction caused by what he described as an “attack by natural disaster” on the livelihood of Bayelsans. He stressed that Otuoke, which is the host community of a federal university, had been submerged and most of the locals displaced, including the home of Dr. Jonathan. The governor, however, urged the people not to despair even in these trying times, assuring them that the state government had put in place machinery to provide relief materials and medical assistance to victims of the flood. He equally empathized wit...
Why My Administration Invested In Education – Jonathan *Commends Bayelsa Gov On Summit

Why My Administration Invested In Education – Jonathan *Commends Bayelsa Gov On Summit

Education, News Feature, Technology
Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has identified functional education as vital to the development of the manpower resources of any society. Dr. Jonathan, who was the keynote speaker, stated this on Monday at the maiden five-day Bayelsa State Education Summit, with the theme: "Optimising the delivery, performance and sustainability of outcomes in the education sector," in Yenagoa. Highlighting the contributions he made in the development of the education sector when he was governor of the state and at the national level, Dr. Jonathan emphasised the important role of information and communication technology. According to him, his administration made substantial investments at the national and state levels, including providing scholarship programmes. He stres...
Jonathan Woos South Korea Investors To Bayelsa

Jonathan Woos South Korea Investors To Bayelsa

News Feature, Politics
Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet organised by the Bayelsa State government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa as a fertile market for foreign direct investment, Dr. Jonathan said not many foreign investors have discovered the state's economic potential. A statement by the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the former president as urging the Korean envoy not to let slip the opportunity of harnessing the full potential of a virgin state like Bayelsa. Jonathan commended Governo...
Why My Administration Focused On Education – Jonathan *Lauds Gov. Diri’s First Year Performance

Why My Administration Focused On Education – Jonathan *Lauds Gov. Diri’s First Year Performance

Misc
Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has described education as the key to nation building and manpower development. Dr. Jonathan also said that to liberate people from mental slavery, education must be the top priority of every government. The former president stated this on Saturday in Kaiama during a grand reception in honour of the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, by the people of his Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area. A statement by Governor Diri's Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted Dr. Jonathan as making reference to Singapore whose founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, succeeded in transforming his nation from Third World to First World through education. The Jonathan administration between 2011 and 2015 has the record of ...