President Jonathan Leads Nigerian Delegation to 67th UN General Assembly

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will leave Abuja tomorrow to lead Nigeria’s delegation to the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York which has the peaceful resolution of international disputes, a theme endorsed by him in his statement to the 66th General Assembly last year, as its main focus.

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The President of the 67th Assembly, Mr. Vuk Jeremic of Serbia announced at its opening on Tuesday that having consulted widely on the matter, he has chosen “bringing about adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means” as the overarching theme for the General Assembly’s work over the next 12 months.

It will be recalled that President Jonathan had in his 2011 address to the General Assembly called on the international community to muster the political will to promote preventive diplomacy for the peaceful resolution of international disputes through mediation.

“For too long, the international community has focused too little attention on mediation and preventive diplomacy and far too much effort and resources on military aspects of peace and security. Yet, measures to address the root cause of conflict, including dialogue and mediation, can be far more effective as means to achieving sustainable peace and stability.

“As I see it, our goal should always be to present the peaceful alternative as a less costly and effective way of achieving political and social objectives. By focusing on mediation as a tool for conflict prevention, we are able to address the real triggers of conflict, without which we cannot achieve sustainable solutions,” President had declared in his address to world leaders at the United Nations last year.

The President’s delegation to New York includes Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Philip Aduda, Honourable Isa Ashiru Mohammed, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Minister of Trade and Investment.

In addition to participating in the 67th Session of the General Assembly, President Jonathan is also scheduled to meet with other world leaders including the Presidents of China, France, South Korea, Brazil, Bulgaria, Finland and Switzerland in New York.

He will also deliver a statement to the High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law at the United Nations Headquarters and join the Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg with whom he currently serves as co-Chairperson of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children in presenting its report to the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon.

President Jonathan will also attend a High-Level Meeting on the Nigerian Economy, meet with the Chairman and top executives of the global oil giant, Exxon-Mobil, attend a reception hosted by President Barack Obama of the United States and the Secretary-General’s High-Level event on the eradication of Polio.



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[News and Features] President Jonathan Leads Nigerian Delegation to 67th UN General Assembly
State House/NVS posted on 09-22-2012, 20:28:46 PM
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will leave Abuja tomorrow to lead Nigeria’s delegation to the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York which has the peaceful resolution of international disputes, a theme endorsed by him in his statement to the 66th General Assembly last year, as its main focus.

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The President of the 67th Assembly, Mr. Vuk Jeremic of Serbia announcedĂ‚ at its opening on Tuesday that having consulted widely on the matter, he has chosen “bringing about adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means” as the overarching theme for the General Assembly’s Ă‚ work over the next 12 months.

It will be recalled that President Jonathan had in his 2011 address to the General Assembly called on the international community to muster the political will to promote preventive diplomacy for the peaceful resolution of international disputes through mediation.

“For too long, the international community has focused too little attention on mediation and preventive diplomacy and far too much effort and resources on military aspects of peace and security. Yet, measures to address the root cause of conflict, including dialogue and mediation, can be far more effective as means to achieving sustainable peace and stability.

“As I see it, our goal should always be to present the peaceful alternative as a less costly and effective way of achieving political and social objectives. By focusing on mediation as a tool for conflict prevention, we are able to address the real triggers of conflict, without which we cannot achieve sustainable solutions,” President had declared in his address to world leaders at the United Nations last year.

The President’s delegation to New York includes Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Philip Aduda, Honourable Isa Ashiru Mohammed, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Minister of Trade and Investment.

In addition to participating in the 67th Session of the General Assembly, President Jonathan is also scheduled to meet with other world leaders including the Presidents of China, France, South Korea, Brazil, Bulgaria, Finland and Switzerland in New York.

He will also deliver a statement to the High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law at the United Nations Headquarters and join the Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg with whom he currently serves as co-Chairperson of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children in presenting its report to the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon.

President Jonathan will also attend a High-Level Meeting on the Nigerian Economy, meet with theĂ‚ Chairman and top executives of the global oil giant, Exxon-Mobil, attend a reception hosted by President Barack Obama of the United States andĂ‚ the Secretary-General’s High-Level event on the eradication of Polio.

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Ph3y posted on 09-22-2012, 20:28:46 PM


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will leave Abuja tomorrow to lead Nigeria’s delegation to the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York which has the peaceful resolution of international disputes, a theme endorsed by him in his statement to the 66th General Assembly last year, as its main focus.



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The President of the 67th Assembly, Mr. Vuk Jeremic of Serbia announced at its opening on Tuesday that having consulted widely on the matter, he has chosen “bringing about adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means” as the overarching theme for the General Assembly’s work over the next 12 months.



It will be recalled that President Jonathan had in his 2011 address to the General Assembly called on the international community to muster the political will to promote preventive diplomacy for the peaceful resolution of international disputes through mediation.



“For too long, the international community has focused too little attention on mediation and preventive diplomacy and far too much effort and resources on military aspects of peace and security. Yet, measures to address the root cause of conflict, including dialogue and mediation, can be far more effective as means to achieving sustainable peace and stability.



“As I see it, our goal should always be to present the peaceful alternative as a less costly and effective way of achieving political and social objectives. By focusing on mediation as a tool for conflict prevention, we are able to address the real triggers of conflict, without which we cannot achieve sustainable solutions,” President had declared in his address to world leaders at the United Nations last year.



The President’s delegation to New York includes Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Philip Aduda, Honourable Isa Ashiru Mohammed, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Minister of Trade and Investment.



In addition to participating in the 67th Session of the General Assembly, President Jonathan is also scheduled to meet with other world leaders including the Presidents of China, France, South Korea, Brazil, Bulgaria, Finland and Switzerland in New York.



He will also deliver a statement to the High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law at the United Nations Headquarters and join the Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg with whom he currently serves as co-Chairperson of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children in presenting its report to the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon.



President Jonathan will also attend a High-Level Meeting on the Nigerian Economy, meet with the Chairman and top executives of the global oil giant, Exxon-Mobil, attend a reception hosted by President Barack Obama of the United States and the Secretary-General’s High-Level event on the eradication of Polio.







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Re: President Jonathan Leads Nigerian Delegation to 67th UN General Assembly
Denker posted on 09-23-2012, 05:08:11 AM
maazi Eja, ya're quickly but slowly and gradually metamorphosing into boko haramist of nvs....wetin our beloved president, jonnyBoy do ya wrong..?
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Eja posted on 09-23-2012, 05:32:01 AM
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maazi Eja, ya're quickly but slowly and gradually metamorphosing into boko haramist of nvs....wetin our beloved president, jonnyBoy do ya wrong..?


He tiff my oil money and my Dandy chewing gum.
Re: [News and Features] President Jonathan Leads Nigerian Delegation to 67th UN General Assembly
Agensheku posted on 09-25-2012, 01:27:08 AM
Jonathan Arrives New York After Secret Stop In Germany To See Wife
Posted: September 24, 2012 - 13:50

By SaharaReporters, New York
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President Goodluck Jonathan's jet finally arrived in New York City last night after a secret stopover in Germany where he reportedly visited his ailing wife, Patience, as SaharaReporters had earlier revealed.

Mr. Jonathan's presidential flight arrived in New York about 10 p.m. (New York time) and the president immediately headed for his five-star accommodation at Pierre Hotel, which is located on 5th Avenue overlooking Central Park in Manhattan. Mr. Jonathan is staying in a suite whose total cost per night goes between $5000 and $10000.

SaharaReporters had reported two nights ago that Mr. Goodluck was making a secret visit to Germany to visit his wife. But in an apparent ploy to deflect attention away from the secret trip, the Presidency sent out undated photos ostensibly showing the president leaving Abuja with fanfare. Our photo editors' quick analysis of the photos revealed a number curious findings, including information that the camera used for taking the photos, a NIKON D300, was programmed to a 2011 date.

As reported by SaharaReporters, the president and his delegation flew to New York with two presidential jets. The other jet, which acted as a decoy, arrived in New York at 3 p.m. On that plane carried some ministers and members of the State House press detail.

If Mr. Jonathan had left Nigeria at the time claimed by the photos circulated by the State House photographers, he would have arrived in New York at least nine hours earlier. SaharaReporters received the photos at 11:20 a.m. (Nigerian time). Since it was most likely that the photographer left the airport and went back to the Presidential villa to send the photos, it meant that Mr. Jonathan's departure from Nigeria was about 9 a.m. (Nigerian time). Direct flights from Abuja to New York take approximately 11 hours, according to expert aeronautical estimates. This would have put Mr. Goodluck in New York around 3 p.m. EST (US Eastern Standard Time).

Mr. Jonathan's arrival in New York at 10 p.m. meant that the Nigerian president could not account for between 9 and 10 hours in transit. Several of our sources insisted that the president made a brief stopover in Europe to visit his wife who is on admission at a hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany.


SOURCE: www.saharareporters.com
Re: President Jonathan Leads Nigerian Delegation to 67th UN General Assembly
Ph3y posted on 09-25-2012, 05:17:56 AM
But jokes apart I hope Dame gets well soon o..We are beginning to miss her...
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