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Community laments lack of drinking water in Otuoke, Jonathan’s hometown

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Elijah Ateki, the Chairman of the Community Development Committee of Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has bemoaned the scarcity of potable water in the area. Ateki told the News Agency of Nigeria in Otuoke on Sunday that lack of drinking water was the major problem in the community. According to him, the situation is due to ...

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Jonathan dedicates Eko Atlantic City, Clinton applauds

Eko Atlantic, the visionary new city for Lagos, drew high-level presidential praise from both President Goodluck Jonathan and the former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, during a recent dedication ceremony to mark a milestone event. Describing the development of Eko Atlantic City as an outstanding initiative, President Jonathan said, “This landmark event is continuing the good ...

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Agric budget and threat of food insecurity

Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan presented the 2013 proposal to the joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, where he submitted, among others, that the budget is one that gives priority to food security. However, the N81.41 billion budget provision for Agriculture and Rural Development has apparently not captured the recent flooding mishap nationwide, which has put the ...

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Jonathan assures flood victims, 54,363 registered in Bayelsa, Rivers states

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday encouraged the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Bayelsa State not to give up hope, that the Federal Government is committed in helping and ensuring their rehabilitation. He stated this in one of IDP camps at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, during a tour of states affected by the nationwide flood disaster. Meanwhile, the ...

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Federal Govt votes N17.6b to states, agencies for flood

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has allocated the sum of N17.6 billion to states and agencies to cushion the effect of floods in many parts of the country. The breakdown of the figure shows that N13.3 billion goes to the affected states, while agencies involved in tackling the disaster will receive N4.3 billion. The president made the announcement on Tuesday morning ...

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Jonathan launches ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, his ministers, and Kandeh Yumkella, the Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and co-Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, havelaunched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in Abujaand discussed the challenges and opportunities for the country and the region. In the keynote address, which was delivered on ...

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