Media & Press Releases

Our Amalgamation was not a Mistake – Jonathan

I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all Nigerians as we celebrate our nation’s centenary; a significant milestone in our journey to Nationhood. One hundred years ago, on the 1st of January 1914, the British Colonial authorities amalgamated the Southern and Northern Protectorates, giving birth to the single geo-political entity called Nigeria which has become our home, our hope, and our heritage. I have often expressed the conviction that our amalgamation was not

President Jonathan for Talks with Obama at 68th UN General Assembly New York

President Goodluck Jonathan flew to New York on Saturday, September 21, 2013 to participate in the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly which is expected to focus on identifying parameters for the post-2015 global development agenda. In a release signed by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Reuben Abati in Abuja on Friday, September, 20 the President who is also scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama

Nigerian Nollywood – A Positive Tool for Korea-Nigeria Cultural Diplomacy – Amb. Desmond AKAWOR

The Nigerian movie industry, known as Nollywood has arguably, been a tool for transforming preserving African culture despite the forces of globalisation. For example, Nollywood uses indigenous languages to tell African stories. Other African countries have followed in the footsteps of Nollywood by producing movies on video. This paper examines Nollywood in the context of the on-going debate surrounding the role of cultural diplomacy between Korea Africa in promoting given

Nigeria elected to UN Security Council Seat

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has welcomed Nigeria’s election Thursday to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council with a total of 186 out of a possible 193 votes. On behalf of the Federal Government people of Nigeria, President Jonathan wishes to convey his sincere appreciation of the support of all member-countries of the United Nations who voted for Nigeria’s election to the Security Council, in a statement by the

FGN Boosts Housing with N50Bn Mortgage Refinancing Company

President Goodluck Jonathan has launched the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company Plc (NRMC), which is expected to boost mortgage financing in the country for housing delivery home ownership schemes. Speaking at the event yesterday in Abuja, the president said his administration had embarked on creating a stable macroeconomic environment that had lowered inflation from 12 per cent to 8 per cent last year, as well as reducing all impediments to a