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Nigerian president condemns terror attacks

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:11

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned recent bomb attacks in the Bauchi and Kaduna states.

Nigerian leader visiting town of abducted girls

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 15:39

Maiduguri: President Goodluck Jonathan is expected today in the traumatized town from which Islamic extremists abducted more than 300 schoolgirls a month ago, a visit that one community leader says is "better late than never."

"Everything must be done" to free the abducted girls: Goodluck Jonathan

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 21:14

Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls kidnapped by Islamic extremists.

Nigeria President declares state of emergency

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 09:35

Nigeria`s president declared a state of emergency today across in the nation`s troubled northeast, promising to send more troops to fight what is now an open rebellion.

Nigeria first lady describes mystery illness

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 09:04

Nigeria`s first lady has described details of a mystery illness she had that the country`s presidency refused to discuss.

Nigeria President cuts lonesome figure at TV debate

Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 08:50

Goodluck Jonathan stood next to 3 empty podiums bearing the names of rivals.

Muslim politician sworn in as Nigeria`s VP

Last Updated: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 09:46

Namadi Sambo, a Muslim politician, will replace Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigerian Senate OKs ministerial nominees by President

Last Updated: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 09:58

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday approved 38 of the 39 ministers nominated by the country`s acting President Goodluck Jonathan, who recently sacked an entire cabinet appointed by ailing President Umaru Musa Yar`Adua.

Nigeria`s acting President promises peace

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 00:24

Nigeria`s V-P Goodluck Jonathan, who took over as acting President in place of ailing president Umaru Musa Yar`Adua, said he would find a political solution to growing militancy and communal violence plaguing the oil-rich nation.

President will return soon: Nigerian Vice President

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010, 09:30

Nigeria`s Vice President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said President Umar Musa Yar`Adua, who is at present in a hospital in Saudi Arabia for a heart condition, will return soon to the country.

Militants threaten secession if Nigerian VP resigns

Last Updated: Monday, November 30, 2009, 11:35

An umbrella body of militants fighting for resource control in Nigerian delta has warned that if Vice President Goodluck Jonathan resigns from office it would lead to break up of the country.

Nigerian Vice President denies reports of his resignation

Last Updated: Sunday, November 29, 2009, 11:22

Refuting speculations that he has been made to sign an undated resignation letter because of deteriorating health of President Umaru Musa Yar`Adua, Nigerian Vice President on Sunday described the news as "false and mischievous”.