Nigeria Mourns Nelson Mandela's Passing

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed immense sadness over the passing of former South African President, Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013.

Nelson Mandela

  • South Africa:  Nigerian Politicians Can't Compare With Mandela - Jonathan

    Vanguard, 9 December 2013

    President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, paid tribute to anti-Apartheid icon, Dr. Nelson Mandela who died last Thursday, saying Nigerian politicians could not be compared with him ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Jonathan to Attend Mandela's Memorial Service

    Vanguard, 8 December 2013

    President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja this evening to join other world leaders in South Africa at events leading up to the burial of former President Nelson Mandela. read more »

  • South Africa:  Jonathan Urges Politicians to Emulate Mandela's Virtues

    Vanguard, 8 December 2013

    President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday urged politicians to emulate the Late Dr Nelson Mandela's politics of humility, peace and reconciliation as against that of bitterness and ... read more »

  • South Africa:  President Jonathan Jets Off to South Africa, Six Days Ahead of Mandela's Burial

    Premium Times, 9 December 2013

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and his contingent will depart Abuja for South Africa on Monday for the burial of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, fixed for ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Was an Extraordinary Statesman - Atiku (press release)

    Premium Times, 7 December 2013

    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said the death of South African nationalist Mr. Nelson Mandela has deprived Africa and the world at large of one of the greatest statesmen ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Jonathan Declares Three Days of National Mourning for Mandela

    Premium Times, 6 December 2013

    President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning for former South African President, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Late Mandela's Spirit Lives On - Jonathan

    Leadership, 6 December 2013

    President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday night said he was immensely saddened by the death of freedom fighter and former South African President, Nelson Mandela, saying his spirit ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Jonathan Mourns Mandela

    CAJ News Agency, 6 December 2013

    PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has expressed immense sadness over the death of former South African President, Dr Nelson Mandela. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Anti-Apartheid Icon Dies At 95

    Daily Trust, 6 December 2013

    South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died at his Johannesburg home last night after a prolonged lung infection. read more »

  • Nigeria:  At Last, Madiba Goes Home

    Leadership, 6 December 2013

    Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95, the Agence France ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  World Leaders Mourn

    This Day, 6 December 2013

    Tributes were quick in pouring in for former South African President Nelson Mandela who died yesterday in his home in Johannesburg. Among those who paid tributes to the late symbol ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  A Giant Passes On

    This Day, 6 December 2013

    After months of battling old-age-related disease, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, passed on Thursday. read more »