Jonathan Confirms SaharaReporters As Authentic Source Of News, As Late Brother Set To Be Buried On Saturday

President Goodluck Jonathan has told a visiting delegation of the South South caucus of the House of Representatives that he was shocked by the news of the passing away of his brother: even before he was briefed by his aides, he discovered that SaharaReporters had broken the news to the world.

The confirmation is coming on the heels of a State House press statement today outlining the burial plans for Mr. Meni Innocent Jonathan in Bayelsa State next weekend.  He will be buried in Otuoke, the hometown of the Jonathans in Ogbia Local Government Area.

Among the items listed in the statement, there will be a Service of Songs for him at the Dame Patience Jonathan Square, Otuoke at 6pm on Friday.
 

He will be buried after a commendation service at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke at 10 am on Saturday.
Chief Jonathan died on November 20.

Text of the State House Press Release:
Jonathan’s brother who died in Abuja President Jonathan will leave Abuja for Bayelsa State on Thursday to participate in the burial ceremonies of his younger brother, Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan who passed away on the 20th of November 2012.

Chief Jonathan is to be laid to rest on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his hometown, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
His remains will be conveyed from Abuja to Otuoke on Friday, December 7, 2012 and will be received by the Otuoke Council of Chiefs at the Otuoke Community Hall at 2.30pm on the same day.

There will be a Service of Songs for him at the Dame Patience Jonathan Square, Otuoke at 6pm that evening while a commendation service will be held at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke at 10 am on Saturday.

He will be interred after the commendation service.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
December 4, 2012

 

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Jonathan confirmed SR as authentic source of news

Emma Bello (TR) Apologize to Sahara reporters. If President will applauded them for job Weldon. Then your sycophancy attacks would not deterred them from telling the whole truth

Learnt through news medium that his brother was dead? Imprisoned

To have learnt from news medium (SR), that his younger half brother had died means that President GEJ has been in prisons and problems in Aso Rock. What a president besieged by people of suicide bomb who could harm him at any lose opportunity!!! So what good do we expect from a president in near condition of imprisonment? My only anger against President Jonathan so far is his refusal still to call for a sovereign national conference? Nigeria is not a nation. If not why must northern leaders be regrouping periodically in so many fronts to plot only the north's goodness in One Nigeria? So far, Nigeria favours only the northerners. And others have vowed to resist the imbalance and injustice.

Why is GEJ smiling?

Is something not wrong with this president? Why is he smiling to the camera in the shocking and devastating light of losing his own blood brother?

@KB ...You must be stupid

...the challenge with the continent should not be trivialized on the banal basis of euphoria derivable from the ubiquity & attendant use of the Social media. This is tantamount to an orgy of sheer stupidity & in it, KB is seemingly engulfed.

We 're talking about the illegality of conservative British amalgamation & the continued dependence of all other countries of continent Nigeria on the oil & wealth of the SS&SE & such issues as what benefit is derivable from me a SS man being in the same false country with someone from Sokoto. This is the kind of issues discussed here, and not your misguided crap.

Be warned.

Verily verily I say unto you, Nigeria is not a country but a continent.

Long live the United States of the SS&SE

The sacrifice lamb. instead

The sacrifice lamb. instead of the wife.

Even the President

Like them or hate them, SaharaReporters get's the news across to the world before the others. Good to know the president also fllows SR. I suggest SR creates a forum where people can make requests to the government on what they want done; no complaining, no attacks, just requests - since we now know the president also follows SR.. You guys are doing a great job. I want to plead also that SR should balance the news more. I know that you try to be as objective as possible but it can be better. Well done.

Who needs Dumbo's confirmation?

If the US Consulate cables cited SaharaReporters as a source, who needs the a clueless fake Dr. Dumbo to confirm them as "credible source" of news? Aso Rock days are incomplete without visiting this site! In fact, they dedicated the deposed Presidential Vuvuzela (Ima Niboro aka @ Deri) to SaharaReporters with specific remit to attack Buhari and any opposing views to Dumbo's misconduct. The disgraced Azazi once used my lines verbatim without due credit, and the Daily Sun is currently running a story lifted from SR. Likewise Naijapals.com, Pointblanknews, etc. Every "gbanjo" news outlet checks-out SR for unadultrated news before twisting it to suit local consumption.

Abati should've told Nigerians that Meni died of kidney failure due to alcoho abuse/heavy smoking; that he will be buried in a deep freezer on top of a tree since Bayelsa is still badly flooded. But, why bother us with funeral arrangements for a Drunk, who cares? DRUNKARDS!

Mr. President, Please call Taraba state officials to order

Mr. President, am happy you confirmed that. Mr Emmanuel Bello, Taraba state commissioner of Inf. take note and stop your propaganda about your boss state of Health. If I were you, I will also follow Mr. President suit and say the truth about Gov. Suntai's Health.

re read the story penned by buhari for SR

Was that what the president said? Haba malam why twist fiction into facts. Its clear from the statement by the president that we have moles in aso rock-who are prepared to do all in their power to paint the government black-while chopping esewu with him @night-in the developed economies of the world, security agents would have fished such a traitors out-it also means Gej is not safe-again the story is a clear indication that Jonah has no time for his nuclear family! That is what we call ijaw mans sickness-once they get there-some hardly ever remember the holes that they hail from in d cfeeks-his brother died because he ws afraid 9jas would criticise him the way they did when he flew his wife to Germany-Awo never went for medical check up in 9ja-even d saudis who have the best hospitals still travel abroad-so what did Buhari do when he was put in charge of fixing our hospitals-while with Abacha

Re: President Confirms SR Authentic News Source

The more frequent the president reads SRs the better for him. Most especially the comments from Nigerians that follows each publication on SRs. This will enable him to know the real issues with Nigeria and his govt.
Most of the things I know about politics and politricks in Nigeria is through SRs. Nigerians in the Diaspora know everything happening in Nigeria, including all the corrupt practices in Govt through SRs. So kudos to SRs. Keep it up

Thanks LONG overdue.......

GEJ I must commend the President for finally showing appreciation for what Sowore has done for him from 2008 when the Yaradua saga started to unfold after SR told the whole world that President Yaradua was terminally Ill with Churg-Strauss.GEJ knows how much Sowore and SR fought for Democracy in those dark days,........and when Yaradua died,GEJ was in a safe position to assume the role of President thanks to Sowore......and SR.
Finally.......to those of you who keep saying nonsense about Sowore and his "yeye" Sahara Reporters,......."FUCK YOU ALL".

Goodluck's double standard

Wayo president who loves his wife than brother. At state expense she disappeared from the radar and only landed in Germany for short medical rest with a standby jet. And yet a biological brother suffered on sickbed with third class attention in remote Otuoke. And when it turned terminal, brought to Aso Rock to die a presidential death. Yeye man.

GEJ for the 2nd time

NOTE: This is the second time GEJ has confirmed SR as authentic source of news. The first was confirming that his wife has been sick, even though all we had heard from government source is that she is "hale and hearty." By the way, SR where is the attack dog Okupe? Has he been sacked or he too is sick. We haven't heard a word from him for a while. Please investigate before GEJ beats you to it. Good job SR!

Was that what the president

Was that what the president said? Haba malam why twist fiction into facts. Its clear from the statement by the president that we have moles in aso rock-who are prepared to do all in their power to paint the government black-while chopping esewu with him @night-in the developed economies of the world, security agents would have fished such a traitors out-it also means Gej is not safe-again the story is a clear indication that Jonah has no time for his nuclear family! That is what we call ijaw mans sickness-once they get there-some hardly ever remember the holes that they hail from in d cfeeks-his brother died because he ws afraid 9jas would criticise him the way they did when he flew his wife to Germany-Awo never went for medical check up in 9ja-even d saudis who have the best hospitals still travel abroad-so what did Buhari do when he was put in charge of fixing our hospitals-while with Abacha

Jonathan Confirms SaharaReporters As Authentic Source Of News

I join Nigerians to commiserate with President Goodluck Jonathan and family on the loss of their son and brother, Chief Meni Jonathan. The report of death of one is school for the living. How will our own end be and what will others put on our tombstone?

Prayer: "LORD teach us to number our days, that we may know how frail we are.. that we may apply our hearts to wisdom".. whilst on this side of eternity!

The reported comments of the President should challenge Sahara Reporters to work harder to improve the quality of their News and other investigative reports!

why the hell is smiling ?

i dont get it, was it funny, why cant he wipe off the smile

Snoop Dumb Jonathan.

Mr Jonathan does sneak in once every hour to see what SR is up to.

I hope in the process he doens't get addicted to SR.

Sahara Reporters-Recommended for National Honours

Sahara Reporters is recommended for National Honours as the must authentic Press from pre-colonial Nifgeria, running through colonialism to post-colonial Nigeria. We get the latest news, which is embedded in developmental journalism and anti-psychophancy or junk journalism. Without you guys, Nigeria would have been a private estate of the few crooks deceiving us as our leaders. Well done guys.

Jonathan Confirmation of Sahara Reporters Authenticity

Is he just knowing that? Sorry for him, he should better wake up to the Nigerian challenges of creating jobs for all, not only the Ijaws as it is now. More than 30,000 Ijaw Youths on Federal Govt Amnesty progeam. How many Ndokwa People are there? Or are we not part of the Niger Delta? Or is it because we are not violent? My Village, Onyah Town in Ndokwa east LGA, Delta state has nothing to show for being a Niger Delta community, with no light, no road, even water is a problem.

Rubbish...I guess one of his

Rubbish...I guess one of his cronies from the South South were reading Sahara that is always pushing gay agenda in Nigeria. God will not forgive this website.

Good To Know

May his brother’s soul rest in peace. Since the president reads SR, please make an article on the lack of infrastructure in Nigeria and request the president to award contracts for the rehabilitation of federal roads in the country. Any road that links 2 states should be made a dual carriageway. That will be his legacy!!!

Mr President, you need to give more attention to your family.

Sir, your statement means that you gave very little attention to your brother as you ought to have known that he was ill and needed your support.

The learning point is that millions of Nigerians are going through similar agonies and need your attention, for good medical care!