We Have Delivered On All fronts, says President Jonathan in Independence speech

Picture by Sani Danja

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was in expansive mood proper for the nation’s 54th independence anniversary Wednesday in Abuja, and in an exuberant 60-paragarph speech he  claimed a bragging right for his administration, which he said has delivered on most indicators of good governance.

In the portraiture of the national landscape offered by President Jonathan, which he described as the “many accomplishments of our administration,” the country came alive as  one huge canvas of working men and women, sprawling infrastructure, well-oiled economy, retreating poverty, sporting airports, free and fair elections, the promise of a National Conference delivered, a commitment to defeat insurgency and rebuild the north east corridors, as well as a community of expanded citizen’s rights respecting “individual rights, liberty, equality and the progressive pursuit of a sound economy.”

Only one loud omission was visible in the president’s speech: any commitment to anti-corruption, yet in purpose and in spirit, it was one speech that sought to be at once an affirmation, a score card, and a refutation of critics.

Below is a full rendition of the speech:

“Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation.  This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of our nation in January this year.

1. The first one hundred years were marked by triumphs and tribulations, benefits and burdens, opportunities and challenges.  We made some far reaching advances in building a strong, united and prosperous nation.  We also overcame the forces of disunity that culminated in a debilitating civil war.  We have also renewed our faith in one another, and in our country. We have proven that we are truly a resilient nation.

2. In my address to the nation last year, I did emphasize that we were in a sober moment in our country. We are still in that mood in spite of the many accomplishments of our administration. Our sombreness has to do with the crises of nationhood occasioned by the activities of terrorist elements who have done the unimaginable to challenge our unity as a people.

3. On an occasion like this, it is important that we remember all the precious souls that have been lost in the unprecedented war of terror unleashed on some parts of our country by these individuals who want to compel us to live our lives their way. They will not succeed!

4. In their mission, they have maimed and raped. They have killed men, women and children, rendering many children orphans and several women widows.

5. They have made violence their ideology and are bent on destroying our country. Dear countrymen and women, we will not allow them.

6. Night after night, day after day, our security forces continue to engage the terrorists in battle. My gratitude goes out to our armed forces whose will has been greatly challenged by this insurgency more than any other time, since the civil war.

7. Yet, they have remained undaunted and unwearied in the face of constant challenge and mortal danger. Driven by patriotic zeal, they are turning the tide by their prowess and determination. As Commander-in-Chief, I will continue to do all it takes to enable them to keep on inflicting devastating blows at the heart of terror. Fellow Nigerians, it is our collective duty as patriots to avail our men and women in uniform of all the support they need to fight and win this war.

8. This Administration is committed to making Nigeria safe for all Nigerians, irrespective of our places of birth, how we worship God and our political persuasion. To all those waging war against our country, I ask that you lay down your arms and embrace peace.

9. To those who have genuine grievances, I affirm that Nigeria will listen to you, if you bring your grievances to the table of dialogue. To the good people of Nigeria, let me restate that our task of building a better and greater country must not waver.

10. While we continue to deploy our resources in the fight against the terrorists, we do recognize the great toll the conflict is taking on our people.

11. This is why, to assist the afflicted, we have launched the Victims Support Fund, an independent multi-sectoral charity, which will aggressively solicit resources to augment Government’s statutory intervention, in bringing succour to the injured, the displaced and the bereaved.

12. In partnership with Nigerian business leaders and international partners, we have also introduced the Safe Schools Initiative which is aimed at promoting safe environments for education nationwide, starting with the North East region.

13. The Presidential Initiative for the North East, a comprehensive programme to fast-track the economic restoration of this region, which has been the epicentre of terrorist activity, has been set up.

14. Our overall objective is to do all we possibly can, to sustain in the North-East, the momentum of economic advancement, which is on-going in other parts of the country, despite the machinations of the terrorists and their sponsors.

15. It should now be clear to anyone who was ever in doubt that these terrorists do not mean well for anyone, of whatever religion or dispensation. Their persistent choice of the weakest and most vulnerable in society, for gruesome attack, provides an insight into their abnormal mind-set.

16. I urge every Nigerian to put aside political, sectional or other parochial considerations, and support whole-heartedly the efforts of the government and the military, in checking this evil.

17. We are grateful to the international community, and especially our neighbours who are working closely with us in confronting this challenge, for their increased partnership and solidarity. Our steady progress in weakening the insurgency has certainly justified our cooperation.

18. Fellow Nigerians, in my independence anniversary address last year, I informed you that we had taken cognizance of the suggestion over the years by well-meaning Nigerians on the need to focus attention on rebuilding and strengthening the ligaments of our union. It was in that regard that we announced the convening of a National Dialogue on the future of our beloved country.

19. We have successfully delivered on that promise as we established the 2014 National Conference headed by Justice Legbo Kutigi. After months of deliberations, which did not come without its challenges, the conference concluded its assignment and has handed its Report to me.

20. I have made a firm commitment that we would act on the recommendations of the conference. This, I have started by setting up the Ministerial Committee headed by the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation to work out the modalities for implementing the Report. Every promise I make, God willing, I will see to its fulfilment. I assure you, we shall implement the report.

21. One major lesson which the 2014 National Conference has taught us as a country is that, a multi-ethnic country like ours, must learn to embrace painstaking dialogue until consensus is established.

22. To me, the National Conference is the greatest centenary gift to our country that we must cherish and sustain.

23. Fellow Nigerians, our 54 year-journey as a nation has not been easy. There have been tough periods, but the Nigerian spirit and the unflagging resilience of our people have seen us through. We will continue to march forward to greater heights.

24. We have been able to sustain a big, strong and influential country with a robust economy. We are currently in our sixteenth year of uninterrupted democratic rule, daily improving on the consolidation of our democratic process.

25. Our Administration has made a commitment to ensure that we build and sustain a democratic infrastructure anchored on free and fair elections. International and local observers have attested to the positive evolution of electoral credibility and we cannot afford to relent.

26. We will continue to ensure that the will of the electorate prevails so that political leaders would be reminded at all times that there is a day of reckoning when they have to go back to the people at the polls. Election days must not be days of violence and death. We must remain vigilant to ensure that our electoral process is characterised by peace, security and transparency.

27. I enjoin the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), all security agencies, politicians and the electorate to work conscientiously and peacefully, together, to consolidate on the gains of the recent elections. Free and fair elections have come to stay; nothing else will be acceptable to our people.

28. My dear countrymen and women, occasions such as this present an opportunity to thank God for our country and to report to you, on our journey so far.

29. Our power sector reform is on course with the ultimate objective of generating enough electricity to power our homes, industries and businesses. We are making giant strides in the Agricultural Sector which we are re-positioning to diversify our economy. We will continue to upgrade our infrastructure to make life easier for all and create an enabling environment for enterprise to flourish.

30. Over the last four years, the implementation of the Nigerian Content Act in the Oil and Gas Sector has ensured major increase in the participation of indigenous Oil and Gas companies in the industry. Several critical infrastructure projects have been commissioned and commenced. The level of indigenous asset ownership has greatly increased and utilisation of Nigerian-owned and built assets such as marine vessels and rigs is being progressively enforced.
31. There has been maximised local value addition by encouraging the manufacture of equipment components and parts within the country.  There has also been massive growth in indigenous participation in the provision of goods and services to the upstream sector from 10% to 60% within the last four years.

32. Today, following the rebasing of our economy, every international monitoring and ratings agency now acknowledges Nigeria as the largest economy in Africa, with a Gross Domestic Product of five hundred and ten billion dollars ($510 billion) which also places us as the 26th largest economy in the world. This is progress.

33. Earlier in the year, we launched the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) and the National Enterprise Development Programme(NEDEP) with the stated objective of fast tracking inclusive growth, job creation, enterprise development and industrialisation.

34. The success of these policies is already evident in the increased value addition in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

35. In line with our objective of encouraging the production of made-in-Nigeria vehicles and making Nigeria a regional hub for the automobile industry, a number of foreign auto manufacturers have established plants in Nigeria, complementing the laudable efforts of our local vehicle manufacturers who have also demonstrated great innovation and competitiveness.

36. We have also launched a special support programme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with an initial intervention fund of two hundred and twenty billion naira (N220 b).  This is in addition to the Presidential Job Creation Board which I inaugurated recently with the charge to create three million jobs annually.

37. In demonstration of our Administration’s commitment to addressing Nigeria’s housing deficit, we have commenced the new mortgage re-finance programme with the establishment of the Nigerian Mortgage Re-finance Company. It is expected that, in addition to creating additional housing units across the country, this initiative also represents a huge job creation opportunity.

38. We have recorded notable success in the social sector. Nigeria has been globally acknowledged for reducing extreme hunger by more than half, with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) formally presenting the country with an award for achieving the Millennium Development Goal on Hunger three years ahead of the 2015 target date set for the Millennium Development Goals.

39. This progress is as a result of the deliberate policy of government to increase capacity in our agricultural sector of which the first step was to address and eliminate the graft in our fertilizer procurement system and ensure that the product gets directly to the farmer.  We are expanding our irrigation infrastructure to ensure that our farmers have sufficient water supply for dry season farming.

40. A benefit of these combined actions is that our national food import bill has declined from 1.1 trillion naira (6.9 billion dollars) in 2009 to 684.7 billion naira (4.35 billion dollars) by December 2013, and continues to decline.

41. Modern hybrid schools are being provided for less privileged children across the country, resulting in significant increase in the national school enrolment figure.

42. In order to further enhance access to education at the tertiary level, fourteen new Federal Universities have been established; and, to encourage persons of exceptional abilities, our Administration has also introduced a Presidential Scholarship Scheme based strictly on excellence and merit.

43. On infrastructure, we are building roads, bridges, and new rail lines to make it easier to traverse Nigeria and increase the integration of our people and our ability to do business with each other. In this regard, we have commenced the process of building the Second Niger Bridge. TheLoko-Oweto Bridge over River Benue in Nasarawa and Benue States, will significantly reduce travel time by road between Northern and Southern Nigeria. The on-going dredging of the River Niger up to Baro in Niger State is opening up large parts of the Nigerian hinterland to maritime activity.

44. The Zungeru and Mambilla Hydro-electric power projects are on course, and the Kashimbilla dam which we started a few years ago, is nearing completion. The successful privatisation of our power sector will in the long run enhance industrial growth. Policies such as this and others have raised Nigeria to the enviable status of being the number one recipient of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa in the past year.

45. The result of this infrastructure drive is that two and a half million jobs have been created over the past two years. This is a record, which we are committed to improve upon to continue to provide jobs for our youth.

46. An unprecedented number of Airports across the country, are not only being reconstructed at the same time, but being re-equipped and reassessed with emphasis on maintaining global standards.

47. Fellow Nigerians, the goals we set to achieve for our country involve expanding the frontiers of economic freedom. Let us therefore unite with one heart and one mind. All our people must have access to the good things of life. All our people must be empowered to pursue the gift of life with happiness. This is our country; we must build it for our common posterity.

48. As we move into an election year, desperate moves to overheat the polity are becoming a regular occurrence.  Our political leaders in particular must know that the contest for power should not translate to the destruction of the polity.

49. The contest for the leadership of our country must yield good governance, and not ungovernable spaces. The love of country should rank higher than our individual ambitions.

50. We must remain committed to a united and indivisible Nigeria within democratic parameters. The protection of individual rights, liberty, equality before the law, freedom of thought, and a progressive pursuit of a sound economy must be our goal.

51. I cannot end this address without commenting on the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which was sadly brought into our country recently. My directives to the Federal Ministry of Health saw the ministry leading the charge in curtailing the spread of this deadly scourge and managing its impact. This is how it should be: swift, effective and comprehensive action in defence of citizens.

52. It must be pointed out that the Ebola battle is still raging elsewhere in our sub-region. I therefore enjoin all our citizens to continue to adhere strictly to all the guidelines that have been given by our health officials to keep Ebola out of our country.

53. I appreciate and welcome the spirit of collaboration, unity and partnership with which we confronted the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease.  I thank all Nigerians for working together to prevent what could have become a major epidemic.  I particularly thank the medical personnel, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

54. This is the spirit which we must demonstrate at all times as we face up to our challenges as a nation: one people, united by a common resolve, in the pursuit of one common national interest.

55. As we look forward to another year in our national life, I am more than confident that our tomorrow will be better than our yesterday and today. Nigeria has got the human and material resources to excel and we shall lead the way in that journey to our manifest destiny.

56. Fellow countrymen, brothers and sisters, in all our plans, and in all our words and our actions, we must stand together in love and unity, as one people under God.

57. We are one people from the womb of one Nigeria. We are brothers and sisters. We are one family. We are Nigerians.

58. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”


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  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Any body that says that Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR will not be President of Nigeria till 2019 should go and die !!!

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      That includes you who is in a grand delusion that you have a country.

    • Chris1408

      Mosquitoes are migrating from Nigeria due to the current hardship. GEJ will NEVER come back, he might not even complete the current term.

    • Jika

      This is really amazing.So,this is your own ‘contribution’ in wooing those opposed to the President?Your post is a classical case of show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.

    • Checkmate

      YOU SOUND CHILDISH ALWAYS!!!

    • Wähala

      Are you God? Can you guarantee you will live till 2019? Why can’t you sycophants remain focused for a minute without aggravating others with your diversionary gibberish? Nigerians will vote him out and toss his drunk ahss into jail with Charles Taylor and there’s nothing miscreants like you will do about it. Enough of your childish jingoism, Nigeria@54 is no country to be proud of and the repaire job has to start somewhere by… #AnyBodyButDumbo!

    • BABUYANMA

      He wiil not. Nigerians will not accept NON- PERFORMANCE. Go read your history book.

      • Otile

        But Nigerians were fat and happy with the non-performance of Hausa Fulani for 50 donkey years. They have blown there chances.

        • BABUYANMA

          Yesterday is dead and gone. We only have control over today. 7 years for a president is enough for him to make his mark.

  • Kitunde

    I am looking at the above picture(with the gyrating Mr President) and thinking of the MO Ibrahim governance index on Nigeria……..Some people just don’t get it……Sad

    • Chris1408

      He lacks presidential qualities, as well as abilities to govern.

  • ed

    Nigeria, one of Africa’s worst governed countries – Mo Ibrahim Governance Index.
    Happy independent day.

  • Chris1408

    What did Nigeria do wrong to deserve this President? Whatever it is, I think the punishment outweigh the crime.

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      @Chris1408 ….. you sound like a Muslim ……. the thing about Muslims is that the good thing is the bad thing for Muslims …… and the bad thing is the good thing for Muslims.

      For Muslims truth is lie …….. and ……. lie is truth !!!

      • Dr. Kay

        Your ogogoro and apeteshi don kick in abi? ,what has religion got to do with the issue at stake, counter his argument with something constructive or argue your case in the contrary,don’t debase debate to low class beer palour mami market silly talks

      • checkmate

        YOU SOUND CHILDISH ALWAYS!!! Please go and learn how to make contributions rationally and intellectually. This is not the forum to showcase your ignorance, ethnicty and religious bigotry.

      • Chris1408

        GEJ didn’t clear the mess, but made a mess of Nigeria and turned Nigeria to international joke. May your life be what GEJ has turned Nigeria to. Say amen

        • Otile

          Hausa Fulani terrorism turned Nigeria to international joke and ridicule. May you all get Boko Haram treatment. Say Amin.

    • Wähala

      Ask Baba Iyabo… and that creek fossil, Edwin Clark, who claimed he nominated Dumbo as VP to UMYA.

  • Dr. Kay

    Swift,effective and comprehensive action in defense of citizens my foot! This man never cease to amaze , on last count the chibok girls are still missing , where is the swift ,effective and comprehensive action , Mr President? He is now trying to own the Ebola eradication as his own , hear him , my directives to federal ministry of health , I ask what directives? Methinks you are sleeping or globetrotting which is your pastime nowadays, whilst the good consultants at the Lagoon hospital together with Lagos state ministry of health and Governor Fashola started the good work of isolation and containment. After the horse has bolted you trying to close the gate abi ? All the wish list and do lists in the above readings to the nation are nothing but cut and paste ,last year’s achievement incorporated into this year, no substance . All we know this administration is less action but more of looting and poor governance. Thank God 2015 is few months away ,the thought of another 4 years of this inept ,corrupt, ineffective,slow,incomprehensive ,olodo , lazy, shooting from the hip but shooting only blanks administration is a no no . My people lets start the movement #Dumbo must go in 2015.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Can you imagine how Mr. President glibly skated over the matter of boko haram and the security and safety of lives and limbs?

      Somehow, I am of the opinion that Mr. President has either not heard of, or has forgotten the admonition, “remember the dead, but don’t forget the living!”.

      Mr. President tactfully mentioned the number of people killed by boko haram and went dead silent on the abducted girls of Chibok – like they never existed.

      Is he not Mr. President to the families affected or have they stopped being Nigerians?

  • Wähala

    Dumbo can continue dancing around the truth but he no longer can deceive discerning Nigerians about the reality of his calamitous presidency. From all indicators of good governance, he has no bragging rights beyond his stage skelewu dance. The just released Mo Ibrahim good governance index is just one attestation to his bombing failure as a leader. But a look at some key factors will impeach all of this Govt.’s claims…
    Healthcare… Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan remain the only countries where polio has not been eradicated. Nigeria ranks third in infant mortality rate across the globe. Our dilapidated healthcare system is evidenced by the fact that our politicians including this same blabbing Dumbo often fly abroad on health tourism.
    Economy… Despite the frivolous playing with numbers, the World Bank and the AfDB have dismissed the growth in Nigeria’s economy as not reflective on poverty reduction among her populace. In fact, Nigeria ranks among the top five countries with the largest pauper population worldwide.
    Security… Non-existent. More Nigerians have died under this present dispensation than even during the Biafran War. Never in the history of peacetime Nigeria has a section of the country been deliberately targeted for socio-economic destabilization as an official albeit, covert government policy. Between 15-20,000 innocent Nigerian live have been lost, close to one million Nigeria living as refugees in lowly countries like Chad, Niger and Cameroon. And, no government has supervised the kidnapping of school kids for use as political pawns.
    Energy & Power… This crop of PDP gangsters privatized our power sector by buying up PHCN without the technical know-how in place, resulting in a drastic drop in MW generated and an astronomical upsurge in cost of darkness. Nigerians are still groping in darkness because Dumbo’s PDP cronies have destroyed our power sector, resulting in companies relocating to neighboring countries with constant electricity.
    Education… a cursory look at the increasing “failure rate” not how many passed WAEC speaks volumes. This is again due to crony-politics because former Education Minister, Nysom Wike, spent his tenure fighting Gov. Amaechi of Rivers State while our school boys were getting their heads chopped-off at night and our Chibok girls got towed into the jungle by terrorists. Today, according to recent reports, 78% of graduates cannot properly express themselves, 90% of our youth are unemployable, and there are 60million illiterate adult Nigerians roaming about under a supposedly “most educated President” Nigeria has produced.
    Politics… under Dr. Dumbo, corruption has become “incorporated” into the psyche of every Nigerian. Never in the history of Nigeria has $20bn been stolen by one man. With police pension fund scam, kerosene subsidy scam, fuel-subsidy and untold number of minor scams like Abba Moro’s job & passport scams, there’s no debating the fact that this is the most fraudulent government in Nigerian history. Conclusion… In the America they’re quick to refer Nigerians to when they raid our treasury, politicians seeking re-elections ask their wards: ‘Are you better off today than four years ago?’ If Nigerians can answer in the affirmative… Good Luck to them!

    • Otile

      I can refute every point you made here to discredit Dr Jonathan, but I don’t have time for that now. Meanwhile I must say a word or two about your first grouse, healthcare. You cited Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan as the only countries where polio has not been eradicated. Man get real. These three countries are where you got the most fanatic Muslims in the world. Fanatic Muslims are known to be dirty both in body and mind. How can you wipe out leprosy, polio, and blood-thirst in these areas? Don’t hold Jonathan accountable for the evils of Islam. As for terrorism, do you believe any anyone can abolish beheading in Northern Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia for that matter? Sometimes, try to be objective.

      • Wähala

        Looks like I’m dealing with the real mad man here, the topic is truly too hefty for your minion jokes and I don’t have the time for that today. Contest the edict with rational logic backed by verifiable date then maybe, I will respond to your boisterous nonsense. Is your life better today after 5yrs of Dr. DoNothing… and can you vouch same for other Nigerians? Shikena!

        • Jamal Jemil

          Some polio immunization workers wer killed sometime back in kano. Tell us how polio will be eradicated when the people say they like it.
          Maybe you can start by being a volunteer.
          Hypocrite. Pretender.

      • Dr. Kay

        Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt , Yemen , Saudi Arabia, all have. Fanatical Muslims by your definition they should be rolling in polio abi? So y dem no get polio? You see your bigotry knows no limit?

        • Otile

          Yeah, but their fanatical moslems are infinitesimal. Majority of moslems in these places you mentioned are secular, almost kafir and you know it.

        • Jamal Jemil

          Some polio immunization workers wer killed sometime back in kano. Tell us how polio will be eradicated when the people say they like it.
          Maybe you can start by being a volunteer.
          Hypocrite.

  • checkmate

    Delivered in all fronts with cities, towns and villages still under the control of Boko Haram. With people being killed daily and chibok girls in captivity. With Billions of our money being laundered by the president and his Pastor friend. With corruption everywhere in the government. With stealing of Billions of dollars by ministers and president’s cronies. With students slaughtered in schools. Well the picture above says it all about the CLUELESS MUMU PRESIDENT. (Taken in a PDP rally in Kano less than 24 hours after the Nyanya Bombing)

  • Charles Akin

    Goodluck_Nigeria, i wish you and your family , all the transformations that have happened under the regime of your name-sake.But,please, ask your friend, if Nigeria is not broke and trending towards a failed state, why is the Federal Government un-able to perform the simple task of funding PENCOM for the past one year ,to enable the organisation pay the retirement benefits of Civil Servants? Why am i still my own ”state”,54 years after Independence, 6 years of the Dumbo’s rule,providing my own water, electricity, security e.t.c ?

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      What foundation did your Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani brothers lay for Nigeria during their 50 years consecutive rule after Independence in 1960 ?

      • endingNaija

        Goodluck_Nigeria. Do one thing: Say Amen to Charles Akin’s prayer for you. O ya, say Amen now now now!!!

      • BABUYANMA

        6 years in power with nothing to show for it, except looting our treasury.

        • Goodluck_Nigeria

          Because you are Muslim you cannot acknowledge the massive work President Goodluck Jonathan is doing for Nigeria for just about 4 years he has been in power .

          It is given to Muslims to lie and deceive …….. it is not given to Muslims to support that which is good ……… when they see good they do all in their power to pull it down ….. that is just what it means to be a Muslim

          • BABUYANMA

            List the massive works your DUMBO President has been doing. You don’t have to include the looting of the treasury, we are aware of that.

          • checkmate

            Does everyone have to be a christian to support Jona or does everyone has to be a musllim to oppose him? You don’t seem to contribute anything meaningful. You are bigoted.

        • Otile

          Seven years is far less than 50 donkey years. 7 years is not enough to clean the poop dumped by Hausa Fulani dictators.

          • BABUYANMA

            7 years is a MIGHTY LONG time for a president to be evaluated. Jonathan got F grade. He needs to go back to his village and continue drinking his ogopgoro.

          • Otile

            50 donkey years is like eternity for bungling looters drinking burukutu in Bukuru and all over the North.

          • Mohstone

            Hey wait a minute … 50 years ??? Did you know Nigerian history at all??? What about the 12 years of Obj??? Are they also for the northerners??? What about the 5 years of Azikwe??? and some months of the 66 coup??? So how dd you arrive at the 50 years??? Am sure you are speaking from your anus.

  • TopeLamas

    Badluck emere jonah u r realy bad luck for Nigeria, it saddens d heart to know how useless dis administration has bin since inception, I pray d almighty God deliver us from dis evil man hand come 2015. Amen

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      You are deluding yourself in fuulishness !!!

      Take a look at the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani States ………. these States have been ruled and governed by the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani since they were created …… what do you get in these Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani States that have always been governed by the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani …… this is what you get:

      VVF invested women, countless un-educated Almajiris, unemployment, disease, poverty, squalor, lack of development in all areas of human endeavor, retrogression, backwardness, violence, death, drug addiction, corruption and much more ……….. yet you think that we should get an Hausa-Fulani as President of Nigeria …… never again !!!

      • BABUYANMA

        Look at all the federal roads. Look at the quality of education. Nigeria’s university degrees are no longer accepted in foreign institutions. PLEASE TAKE YOUR DUMBO BALYESAN, and go back to ya village.

        • Goodluck_Nigeria

          Tell us what Nigeria was like before Jonathan came in and started clearing the mess your Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani brothers accumulated in the over 50 years destructive rule.

          • Deltans

            Clear the mess with killing of innocent citizen via sponsorship of BH, Stealing Billions of Dollars, Laundering money with his pastor friend, institutionalizing corruption etc, etc. You really need check up!

          • BABUYANMA

            Boko Hiram was not invading Nigeria. 200 innocent girls were with their families. Nigerian judges are not being beaten up by criminals. You want me to continue?

          • Goodluck_Nigeria

            All you have listed are actions of Muslims lifted from pages of their Koran !!!

          • BABUYANMA

            Fayemi and his PDP fellow criminals beating up judges if from the Koran?. The federal roads turning to death traps is from the koran?. Allow the truth to set you free.

        • Otile

          Take your own country and fate in your hands, don’t depend on others to feed you.

          • Factual

            To feed……………..? and who feeds you? You sound like Dumbo.

          • Otile

            Oil money from SE SS feeds you.

          • Factual

            and what feeds you?

          • Otile

            We work hard to raise crops and buy nama from you at an enormous cost. We are not parasites.

          • Mohstone

            Otile your girls also worked hard as ashewos in Europe and the ones here are also working hard in baby factories producing vibrant young armed robbers like you. I can see how your people are really working hard…

          • Dr. Kay

            So you eat Oyel money now? Lol

          • Otile

            No, we don’t eat manja. We work hard to feed ourselves, and sell some manja left for us to buy other necessities.

          • kick ’em out

            Yah! and do some armed robbery, drug and human trafficking, cultism and produce babies in the Baby factories etc. what a life!!!

          • Otile

            Actually bank robbery, girl kidnapping, police station raids, beheading, baby raping by senators, are all a way of life in the North. No bi so?

          • kick ’em out

            ….imported by the INYAMIRI from the south.

          • BABUYANMA

            Nobody is asking for handouts. We are talking about good and responsible governments. We don’t want criminals trying to turn Nigeria to a jungle

          • Otile

            We got a more responsible government now than we had for the past 50 donkey years. Today 9ja is the economic powerhouse of Africa. If the Hausa Fulani were still in charge they would fritter our resources away to the Arab world and we would be asking for handouts.

          • Factual

            …. or to Cyprus via South Africa with the Pastor friend( OLETSEJ……….. Thanks to the South Africans. By the way where is the big mouth Asari Dumbkubo?

          • Otile

            How about the $53 million and drugs in 53 suitcases Emir of Gwandu smuggled in for M Buhari?

          • BABUYANMA

            The issue is not against Hausa Fulani leadership. Nigeria needs a good leader with vision, and Jonathn simply don’t give a damn except looting. If Nigerians don’t want Hausa Fulani leader, then lets get someone else but Jonathan.

          • Otile

            What you are fighting for is a Hausa Fulani leader in the person of Buhari, but we fared no better for the 50 donkey years Buhari and other Hausa Fulani ruled Nigeria. Say what you want, don’t use Jonathan as your excuse.

          • BABUYANMA

            Most Nigerians don’t care about Ibo, Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, Ijaw, Edo or Tiv leadership but GOOD LEADERSHIP. All South Africans loved Mandela bcos he was a good leader. All Indians loved Ghandi bcos he was a good leader. We Nigerians are crying for a good leader, not an ogogoro head like Jonathan.

    • BABUYANMA

      Bad Luck indeed

  • the truth

    Happy independence to all Nigerians.we would overcome all challenges with cooperation,prayers,unity,peace and stability.proud to be a Nigerian

    • Nigerian

      ..and proud to be “Neutral” as well.

  • BABUYANMA

    History expain that many leaders fell bcos they deluded themselves with fictions instead of opening their eyes and eyes to embrace the truth. Money has totally blinded Jonathan. He is destined for destruction. SAD.

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      If the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani think that they are man enough ……. let them ask for their own country and leave Nigeria ……. are they not ashamed that the Ibos, Yorubas, Ijaws, Middle Belters are bould enough to ask for their own country and/or autonomy ……. why can’t the NORTHERN MUSLIM HAUSA-FULANI who think that they alone are good enough ask for their own country ?

      I AM WAITING AND PRAYING FOR THE DAY WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN

      Everywhere in the world….villages, towns, hamlets, cities, people groups are asking for autonomy to enable them take charge of their affairs and develop at their own pace.

      For instance Bosnia Herzegovina has a population of less than 4million but today they are a country of people governing themselves and making progress in various areas of human endeavor.

      To the best of my knowledge all Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani States claim a population of over 4million each.
      Yet they are very scared and very unwilling to agree to the restructuring of Nigeria so that each geo-political zone can take care of its affairs and develop at their own pace.

      Just mention the word Sovereign National Conference and you will find the politicians, the Emirs, the Sultan, the Arewa Consultative Forum, and the Northern Elders Forum – all of them shivering like dogs with their tails between their legs.

      I am praying and waiting for the day the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani would ask for the
      restructuring of Nigeria in a way that enables them to enjoy autonomy and develop at their own pace with one of their own as their leader ………… that way the power they are clamoring for will remain with them forever ……………… in their geo-political zone, from their geo-political zone and for their geo-political zone.

      • Otile

        That will be do and die.

      • checkmate

        “To the best of my knowledge all Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani States claim a population of over 4million each.” – Goodluck_Nigeria. This clearly shows that you are as dumb as JONAHARAM, your hero. You are an ignorant bigoted thug. No wonder, Nigerians are suffering in the hands of people like you.

        • Goodluck_Nigeria

          You must be very uninformed ……. the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani States claim a population of more than 4Million each ……. go ask their Prof Jega who is now poised to create dubious polling units to cover these false population claims.

          • checkmate

            Do you really know the meaning of the word “each”. Please go back to JSS to learn how to use the word so that you can use it correctly. Stop exposing your ignorance and dumbness. It won’t help you.

      • BABUYANMA

        The Northerners are patriotic Nigerians, unlike the biafrians

        • Otile

          The only patriotic leader Northerners ever produce is Imam Shekau. He is the only brave man than can dare the Nigerian Army as Biafrans did. Since Britain and Russia have not come in to fight for Nigeria yet Imam is capturing one town after another. That’s NA wants you to believe that Imam is dead. But the false rumor doesn’t do any good. Boko boys are liberating more sharia towns.

          • BABUYANMA

            The Biafrians, The BH?. You are an enemy of Nigeria that should be summarily dealt with. AND WE WILL.

          • Otile

            Since 1922 you have been trying to kill off Briafrans, but you can’t. Nature abhors vacuum.

          • BABUYANMA

            Ojukwu made 3.5 biafrians commited suicide in 1967-70, you and others wishing Nigeria ILL will soon join them. You have no choice.

          • Otile

            See how dishonest you are. Piss on someones head and call it rain. Taqiyya ba kau.

          • BABUYANMA

            Thats the truth. Ojukwu killed 3.5 million biafrians. There was no need for war. All difference could have been resolved except ojukwu’s ambition. Thats the facts

          • Factual

            and he later embraced the truth after it was too late. They are their own enemies.

          • Otile

            The world knows that there was a genocidal attempt against Biafra. The people known to be killing themselves are the Northerners at the hands of their boko haram relatives. Gaskiya ne.

          • Factual

            Which world? The one in your hallucination?

          • Otile

            So, how many people did the combined forces of Nigeria, Britain, Russia and Arabs kill in Biafra, none at all? See what a lair you are. Allah hates lairs, you may believe that lying in the name of taqiyya is good, but you are heading to hell.

          • BABUYANMA

            Whoever ojukwu offered for sacrifice.

          • Dr. Kay

            Do you hear yourself? Comparing Bokoharam with Biafra , i don’t think your SE friends will like your postings , well blame it the ogogoro, init?

          • Otile

            My SE brothers would like Boko boys to actualize their Islamic Cliphate. Boko boys are equally trying to free their land from corruption and parasitism of majority lazy Hausas and born to rule Fulani.

      • Enemona

        Too bad you do not even love your own future, you have so much hatred for others that you’re ready to mortgage your life to fulfill such hatred. I do not think this government has made life better for a majority of your community (possibly even you unless you are one of the crumb-chasers) and here you are raising all sorts of irrelevant issues to support it. You’re only self destructing, you’re not any different from a suicide-bombers.

  • the truth

    No matter how premium times wants us to know they are anti Jonathan,I find it totally offensive,repugnant and disgraceful that on a national day as this,they decided to insult the office of the presidency by putting this pic on their caption.there’s something we call respect and decency.I am disappointed in pt

    • Chris1408

      You can’t blame PT for the picture. Was it photo shopped? You can’t make a man what he’s not. GEJ lacks presidential qualities. The picture depicts it

      • the truth

        bro if you are not objective in this case i don’t know when you will be. if you can see clear bias and you turn a blind eye because you dislike jonathan then i have nothing to say to you, i always respected you chris1408 but this show of distaste is worrisome. the question i have for you is which president in the world has not danced before. even right leaning newspapers in america will never depict obama in this way on the independence of the us. for god sake this is the holiest day in nigeria “our independence celebration” and pt did not find any other picture in jonathans speech or any other pictures in their volts to put as caption, but they decided to mock his office is sad. you know why the likes of america and other european countries are advanced than us, they show respect even to people they disagree with. respect sir. i did my college internship at the texas senate and although democrats and republicans argued with each other, they showed decorum and respect. you don’t disrespect the office of the presidency like this.common

        • Nigerian

          Yes, my friend Mr. “Neutral” convince them that Jonathan deserves (dis)respect.

        • Chris1408

          Sorry my brother, respect is earned, not readily given. This president hasn’t earned one in my book. I was his supporter initially, but he’s a big disappointment and disgrace. Did you see Bush dancing the day after 911 attack?

        • B. Messi

          You have spoken well

        • kwango

          …and what you learnt at the Texas senate during your internship is ‘Advanced bigotry 101, ‘Sycophancy 102’? Why did you not stay in Nigeria where the ‘five star’ performance of your brother president would send you to early demise in a stadium full of internship applicants? Foreign based mumu!

          • the truth

            it is pertinent that you never addressed the points i raised, but you decided to abuse me. i would not stoop to your level to go into verbal tirade with you. this picture that was used is highly unnecessary, repugnant and shows premium times as been biased. in a sane country the editor would resign for this show of shame. that on the day of your independence premium times does not use any other picture of jonathan to show national solidarity but used this controversial picture tells you there bane of reasoning. in as much as you abuse me i believe only childish minds hide under use of abuses to confront points. civility and maturity is something i have that you are still lacking. stay blessed

          • Nigerian

            Yah! It’s true my friend Mr. “Neutral” it is not good to abuse someone. PT is using a “controversial picture” isn’t it? The guy with a hat dancing in the picture doesn’t look like Jonathan (PhD), Does he? I think you should tell PT to always try to be “Neutral”.

    • Nigerian

      Mr. “Neutral” Good Day. Still waiting for the neutrality.

    • Maria

      Was the president not the one in that picture? Or did the event captured in that picture not happen? Jonathan did not respect his office by going to Kano to engage in this kind shameless dance while thousand and millions of Nigerians are mourning the abduction of Chibok girls and the senseless killings of innocent Nigerians by the terror group, Boko Haram.

      • the truth

        u don’t get my point and it is worrisome. if as citizens although dislike someone can’t show respect even on national times its sad.the question i have for you is which president in the world has not
        danced before. even right leaning newspapers in america will never
        depict obama in this way on the independence of the us. for god sake
        this is the holiest day in nigeria “our independence celebration” and pt
        did not find any other picture in jonathans speech or any other
        pictures in their volts to put as caption, but they decided to mock his
        office is sad. you know why the likes of america and other european
        countries are advanced than us, they show respect even to people they
        disagree with. respect sir.you don’t disrespect the office of the presidency like this.common

        • Factual

          For God’s sake, which president has ever done this while his people are being bombed and killed and school girls taken away as captives? I guess not American, Chinese, Japanese, British or French presidents. This can only happen in Nigeria with the Dumbo

        • Sword of Damocles

          Lost Cause, you have no point to make. the holder of the exalted office you speak of, went to Kano on the day that 300 children of Nigeria were kidnapped to “skeet” on that woman’s behind as the picture irrefutably shows. Now i ask you, “Learned Hand” , who is desecrating the office of the Presidency? Do you know see why i use words like treason when i describe your ilk? you will fully chose a man over your own country, and you postulate to be an enlightened human. Nigeria is in deep doo-doo with citizens like yourself

        • kwango

          Please learn not to equate or compare Obama with Jonathan. In life there are real things and there are also counterfeit. The leader of one of the worst performing countries in Africa is nowhere near the leader of the one of the best performing countries. For your information Obama does not engage with disgraced pastors to purchase 9.3 million dollar from the black market for laundering.

          • Otile

            Obama is not fighting Islamic terrorists in the United State. You can never tell what he would do behind the radar. The president of a country deserves respect even if he is from a minority tribe.

    • Maria

      Jonathan desecrated the office of the president with this ogogoro dance.

      • Otile

        Boko Haram desecrated the land with beheaded skulls dancing and drinking burukutu.

      • Jafaru

        I agree with the guy above that the picture is inappropriate.
        This only proves the bias of PT.
        Putting up this pic is absolutely unnecessary.

        • Mohstone

          Was it not the president there dancing??? If he takes ogogoro and misbehave then it should not be reported ???

    • Sophie

      A man is happy and he is illustrated as happy and you ache at this? What measure of truth can you really absorb, Mr. the truth? Tell me more, is there something we still need to diagnose?

    • Musa

      What is insulting about the pic if he is refponsible would he gone to the stage and did that useless

      • Otile

        Wallahi, Musa what are you trying to say?

    • Nigerian

      Mr. “Neutral” Let the truth be told. Mr. Jonathan was enjoying himself. isn’t it?

      • the truth

        bro as i said earlier i am suspecting you.

        • Nigerian

          You are my friend. why the suspicion? We should try to be “neutral” to avoid suspicion. What do you say?

  • Truthometer

    Corrupt Dumbo and his party PDP, have delivered sorrow, tears and blood to Nigerians.

    • Otile

      The Northern dictators delivered nothing but sorrow, tears and blood, Jonathan is just a newcomer, and he trying to ameliorate the daunting situation.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Nigerians are willing and ready to restructure Nigeria so that these “high performing” Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani can go and run their own country by themselves ……… but because they know the truth ……. they know that they are completely useless and unproductive ……. the reason they have continued to vehemently oppose all attempts to restructure Nigeria ….. let these baboons know that enough is enough.

    • Chris1408

      No, the only useless and unproductive person is your Otuoke creek moron. You still haven’t said amen to the prayers.

      • Goodluck_Nigeria

        You are simply hearing the sound of your own voice ……. shame on you !!!

        • kick ’em out

          ……and you are hearing the sound of the GREAT EVIL JONAHARAM (GEJ). Pity you!!!

    • Olu Ade

      Those who “vehemently oppose all attempts to restructure Nigeria” are the Cabals, they transcend religion and tribal boundary…They use ethnic and religious sentiments while they continue to steal together…They don’t remember that their partners in crime is a Northerner, Southerner, Christians or Muslims when they are robbing us! NIGERIANS BE WISE, lets us go for those who can do it rather than succumb to their propaganda of hate and division…They got nothing to show for their achievements, so they can not talk about vote for me based on merit.

      • Otile

        There will always be tribalism, religious sentiments and corruption along ethnic lines. So the only solution is peaceful separation. Patriotism has died in one Nigeria, after separation people will be patriotic to their own countries.

        • Olu Ade

          I agree with you that there will always be religious, corruption and ethnic sentiments but my point is that these sentiments are being used by the so called leaders to divide us so that we are not united against them to stop the looting. When we are united they fear us!

          I however disagree with you that separation will solve the problem, our major problem is leadership problem.. Capital NO. We will keep dividing/separating until the smallest unit, which will not be viable. When you have Yoruba country then, it will become Ogun state vs Oyo or Osun vs Ekiti. North as a country will become Fulani vs Hausas or North east vs North central. The country of the East will be worst: Bayelsa Vs. Rivers (as it is playing out now), Ibos vs Ijaws etc.

          So, where will the separation eventually stop. Just check the history of South Sudan separating from Sudan, and the present bloodshed in South Sudan after the separation. We are stronger and better as one, if only we can get a revolution to clear out those corrupt leaders.

          The good news and the ray of hope is that notwithstanding what the divisive politicians are saying, the average Nigerian just want to live with each other in peace and with good things of life as shown by Ibos trading in the north, Hausas selling Suya, etc in the south and the numerous Yoruba traders in Kaduna. Nigerians be wise.

    • Salim

      redeem

  • Tunsj

    Sure they have delivered MORE CORRUPTION AND LOOTING on all fronts. Congratulations.

  • the truth

    why can’t we argue and disagree on this forum without people using foul languages against people who disagree with them. it is only insecured people that would resort to name calling to pass through their points.the hallmark of every argument is decency. through your points you can even convince anyone. we don’t need to be hostile

    • Don M.

      You are way above the clowns that keep calling you names here.
      You views might not be popular, but that does not give anyone the right to be abusive.
      Pls do not descend to their primitive level.

    • Nigerian

      Right, my good friend Mr. “Neutral”. I haven’t heard from you for long. Hope nothing is wrong. For me I am just trying to “neutralize”.

      • the truth

        sir, i have decided to scale back on this forum, as i see small minds who don’t match points by points,but resort to smear and abuses against people who have divergent views than theirs. i respond to people who i think can engage in civility and gentleman argument.

        • Nigerian

          That’s right my friend. Don’t mind those guys who are not trying to “neutralize”. Just keep your neutrality.

  • Spokesman

    WHY PRESIDENT JONATHAN MUST BE RE-ELECTED…….

    In all my life i have not seen the type of incredible progress Nigeria has made under President Goodluck Jonathan. I have not witnessed a single minute of electricity cut since President Jonathan became President. My tap has been flowing with water without ceasing since he took his oath of office. There is just peace everywhere!

    At midnight i just take a walk across the bridge to Lagos Island, just for fresh air, and i return freely, no problem at all.

    All public schools are well-equipped with well-trained teachers for first class education. Inflation is under 2% as prices of goods and services are stable. Public accounts are regularly rendered in newspapers and on the internet. No government official is allowed to steal any money under President Jonathan. Nigeria has never had it so good.

    I therefore move the motion: that by consensus, having seen his remarkable works, President Goodluck Jonathan be, and is hereby declared President for life in Nigeria. I so move.

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      Lwkmd o!!!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Seconded!!

    • Enemona

      Have you forgotten the new metro trains that were provided by the government from the fuel subsidy reinvestment fund? The trains run on the already constant supply of electricity. Why shouldn’t I vote him, he has delivered on all fronts.

    • checkmate

      Sarcastic indeed!

      • Otile

        Don’t mind her.

    • Otile

      The scenario you described sounds like aljinah fariduas. Show me where it is happening in thiseworld. You better wait till you pass on till you enjoy such idyllic place.

      • Denis_NG

        Just because you have no idea of an ideal leadership doesn’t mean others don’t. The fact that all what is listed by “Spokesman” albeit satirically are possible, they are also realistic. Unfortunately however, Jonathan doesn’t possess half of what it takes to make them happen, so we need a change.

        • Otile

          Where on earth are they happening at once except in Aljinah Faridaus?

  • Shahokaya

    Nigeria has been rated one of the worst governed countries in Africa based on the 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance [IIAG], which was released on Monday.
    In the report, obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, Nigeria is rated 45.8 per cent lower than the African average (51.5 per cent) and ranked 37th out of 52 in the overall governance scale.
    The country scored lower than the regional average for West Africa which stands at 52.2 percent and ranked 12th out of 15 in the region.
    While Nigeria got the damning rating by the IIAG, Mauritius is adjudged the best governed country in Africa, with 81.7 per cent, followed by Cape Verde, with 76.6 percent.
    IIAG is sponsored by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, MIF, a non-grant making organisation committed to defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa.

  • The Revolutionary

    Dear Editor Premium times:

    The anger in Nigeria today is fuelled by public outrage at extreme thefts by elected and appointed government officials.

    The road to peace in Nigeria must pass through this public anger in order to resolve it once and for all for peace sake.
    Official thefts CAN NEVER become legitimate private property over time. Once stolen, such property remains stolen.
    All stolen money is recoverable by force at any time by the people – even if the money was stolen on October 1, 1960.
    This terrible civilization of thefts in Nigeria cannot stand. it shall be brought to an end in the bloodiest way ever seen.
    Nobody is entitled to inherit or keep stolen property. No corrupt politician, army general or public servant shall be spared.

  • Francis

    Over 60 percent of the monies for Capital projects this year are monies mob out for elections. No projects, just paper work. They only keep fooling Nigerians.

  • Thepeople

    Our deluded President needs help. May be he is been deceived by theives surrounding him. Is this man for real?

  • Ette

    May God Almighty deal with GEJ and his sycophants the way they are dealing with Nigeria and Nigerians.

    • Otile

      May Boko Haram deal with you as they dealt with Alhaji Fugu.

      • Mohstone

        And may the generals of Shekau kidnap your sisters and be visiting them at nite …. AMEN

        • Otile

          You are not a good moslem. A good moslem man is supposed to protect little sisters, not feed them to the wolf.

  • Elder Kuti

    Nigeria has worsened on all indices; from education to public safety.
    What’s worse is the complete destruction of trust all through society.
    With thefts soaring, and trust gone, honest endeavours are nowhere.
    “The whole of Nigerian society has failed,” President Jonathan said.
    But that was in his lucid moment in 2013 – after emptily promising wonders.

  • kwango

    A government that has just been classified by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation as one of the worst in Africa says it has delivered on all fronts. President Jonathan has very low and mediocre standards for himself and Nigerians. His best is just useless to reference.

    • Maria

      Jonathan thinks we are like his wife… we have no sense of reasoning… we are deaf and dumb… the man is a disaster.

      • Otile

        Those who don’t like our First Lady lack sense of goodness, beauty, and grace. We that recognize beauty know she is adorable, her detractors know it too. She cares for the nation and is playing her part in the ongoing transformation. Maria say better.

        • Maria

          Na only you waka cum? This blood we are sharing… dias godu ooooo!

          • Otile

            Maria, don’t talk about cum. Cum is another thing altogether.

        • Deltans

          What a nice comedy she staged!!! She has really transformed to a comedian. Chai Prisipa Otile! Na only you waka come?

    • the truth

      in your world how is government judged. are you judging just the federal government? or judging all three fairs of government? federal, state and local government. if 200 billion is awarded to your state governor and he pockets it, visa vis your local government chairman, do you now blame the fg? who is more closer to you, your local government, state, or federal government?

      • Sword of Damocles

        In the form of government that Nigeria practices, the Fed. Govt is the “center of the universe’ . do you dispute this self-evident fact? My friend, give it a break, nobody is buying your ‘neutrality”. let me give you some advise… if you had a modicum of respect for the intellect of the Nigerian people, they might listen to you more. but it appears that you think they are farm animals to be manipulated, hence SCORN is heaped on you & your benefactor. We are are simply tired and just want justice. You can write until you are blue in the face, but nobody who loves our Nigeria is buying your folly, for when it peeled apart, amounts to TREASON, pure & pure!!

        • the truth

          every time you write i lose more respect for you. you claim to be in austin, texas. nigeria practices the same style of government like the usa.who do you hold responsible if you have no water in your residence, who provides schools? you claim to be vast in knowledge. the chain goes like this, travis county, texas state government, federal government. do you blame obama if you are not provided electricity or basic services, thats why there is a term called separation of powers and duties. i ask you a question again, people are complaining about no schools, no water and the rest. i asked a question do you absorb the state governors and lga chairmen who are given billions to perform this task and they do not do it? who is closer to you the county or the federal government? that is why we have federal projects, state projects and lga projects in nigeria. why focus solely on the fg, i wouldn’t question you if you poured your venom on all 3 spheres of government instead of focusing on just 1. i ask again did mo ibrahim state this indexes were purely federal government indexes or all 3 segments of government?

          • Sword of Damocles

            Since you have provided a narrative that is incongruent, let me dissect what you have written. You referenced the doctrine of “separation of powers”. However this is federal doctrine having to do with the separation of powers between the judiciary, the executive, and the legislative branches of Government and NOTHING to do with “whether i am provided basic services”. the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution is what you should have referenced(i hope you know what it stipulates). Texas does not depend on monies from the US govt to perform its functions of state government, unlike MOST states in Nigeria who are wholly dependent on allocations from the Nigerian govt to function (now do you see my reference to “center of the Universe”)

            Lastly to use your own rambling words, i would be VERY “suspicious” if a person of your ilk had ANY respect for ME! I look forward to your response… cheerio!

          • Mohstone

            He has no further response. He is sleeping right now. The ogogoro don spoil his brain finish.

          • kwango

            You are right on separation of power. Due to inadequate preparation and capability, our president Jonathan is practising ‘Separation FROM Power’. Totally separated from the power to visit Chibok, separated from the power of accurate analysis of size of the economy, separated from hardworking Nigerians whose 20+ graduate sons and daughters perished under the performance mediocrity of an ethnically selected minister.

          • Sword of Damocles

            i now want to respond to your last sentence repeated below:

            “i ask again did mo ibrahim state this indexes were purely federal government indexes or all 3 segments of government?”

            Yes, due to deductive theory. let me elucidate for ya. Out of the more than 46 Nations in Africa, there are hardly any, probably NONE that have a devolution of power to the states, analogous to a confederation system of government( symbolizing a weak center and empowered regions/states). I must tell you when you state “all 3 segments of government” , i fear you are referring to incongruent description of separation of powers as been “county, state government, & federal government. Again I look forward to your response as nothing gives me as much pleasure as exposing that “the emperor has no clothes on”. Kind regards!!

          • the truth

            Ethopia south africa just a few african countries. that is for another
            day. i would address each point you made. when i referred to separation
            of powers, i meant separation in the 3 spheres of government as
            practiced in nigeria, i categorically stated that

          • the truth

            mind you i have given a lengthy reply on several occasions but it is not getting approved.

          • Sword of Damocles

            Then you must pursue what you would have Gen. Buhari not do….. Try, try again

          • the truth

            in my lengthy piece, i said south africa, ethiopia are some of the countries in africa with a federal system just to mention a few. i also gave links and prove that all states in the us make use of billion of dollars of federal grants(federal projects) i showed prove that texas is one of the highest beneficiaries of federal grants in the us, i took you back to detroit as reference point. i also paddled you into the swamps where you showed a blind eye to the component units.a case study is education if my state governor is given 25 billion naira to take care of the 3 higher institutions in the state and over 100 secondary and 150 state primary schools and he pockets that money, according to your postulation he is ok, but if the 200 million naira that is meant for the one federal university is mismanaged, jonathan(the federal government should be held accountable) i pointed out this is a team effort and the state and local governments ought to make more impact in the lives of nigerians, not the federal government. i also talked about how corruption is bad and should be condemned as a whole, not a select one.

          • Nigerian

            Hahaha! These guys don’t know you Mr. “Neutral”. Show them that you have vast knowledge of how governments function. You need to “neutralized” them.

          • Mohstone

            Sharaaaap !!! You were short of words dont blame anyone for not approving your comments. Sip your ogogoro and lay back. By this time next year your corrupt-pipe from the villa will be shut.

          • Nigerian

            What an analysis! My good friend Mr. “Neutral observer” you are really amazing. Keep up the “neutrality”

        • $20 Billion (dollars) is still unaccounted for at NNPC

          • Sword of Damocles

            Yes M’ aam, stolen with the aid of frog eyes & the clown prince

      • kwango

        Governments are judged by measurable performance indicators that does not include propaganda, ethnic bigotry, money laundering and oil theft that characterise Nigerian president performance measurement. Granted that Jonathan never lived or worked in any advanced economy and can be excused for his very low expectations on performance, I expect him to have studied qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to understand performance statistics.

        • Mohstone

          Chai !!! You are asking too much from a dead horse. He is a zoologist. All these quantitative and qualitative techniques were never in his way. He only knows how to build a cage and keep monkeys. His line of thought begins and ends in a bottle of ogogoro. Lastly, I will advise you to ignore “the truth” because his head is full of lies and deceit. An unrepentant moron of the last order.

      • kwango

        Except Jonathan’s mentor Alameyesieha, no other governor has been cough in a foreign land with loads of black market foreign currency cash except his erstwhile deputy. Even as president the temptation to transport cash in millions is so strong to resist. Don’t forget we heard how Ribadu’s EFCC caught First lady of Bay else with foreign currency cash.

      • Nigerian

        Yes Mr. “Neutral” tell him that FG under the leadership of Jonathan (PhD) is far away from him. Let him know learn to be “neutral” if he wants comment.

    • the truth

      what is your definition of government? what makes up a government?did mo ibrahim state he based his indexes on just federal government?

      • Nigerian

        My friend Mr “Neutral” tell him it’s not only Nigerian Government under the leadership of Jonathan (PhD) that Mo Ibrahim assessed but also the smaller governments in Nigeria. Make him understand to be “neutral”.

  • Dr Patrick Kolawole Awosan

    PDP led by president Badluck Ebele Jonathan, is the biggest naked liar and deceitful president that ever governed our nation, Nigeria since october 01,1960 independence day.
    It is the turn of Nigerian people to expose the huge-lie and deceitful plot of PDP-president Ebele Jonaathan with his bad luck to Nigerian people.
    To start with,where is the security of lives and properties of Nigerian people that president Ebele Jonathan claims to have achieved with the continuing growing of Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East region of Nigeria?
    Where is the regular power supply that president Ebele Jonathan has promised Nigerians as power outage continues nationwide?
    What of the healthcare modernization, one of the key vital national facilities that any competent,capable and people oriented government would focus on as a priority? For example president Ebele and his wife,Dame Patience, frequently travel to Germany to obtain adequate medical services on Nigerian-public expense, while average Nigerians die from lack of adequate medical services in our teaching hospitals.
    Where is the focus-vigorous effort of president Ebele Jonathan against the massive corruption practices that pervade his government through EFCC,ICPC and CCB agencies since the inception of president Ebele Jonathan on may 10,2010 after the demise of president Umaru Musa Yar’dua?
    Nothing works in all vital nationasl sectors on president Ebele Jonathan watch.Our national highway from Lagos to Ibadan to Ife to Akure and to Benin,Edo State,are dilapidated and complete death traps.
    Let president Ebele Jonathan point out the democratic-dividends that his regime achieved for Nigerians?Mr Ebele Jonathan and his corrupt-ridden ministers must face the reality of being a non-focus and non-performing with his anti Nigerians economic and social policies of fuel-price which he increases from N65 naira to N141 which NLC and civil society fought against with nationwide strike before it was reduced to N97.
    Fuel subsidy massive scam running into billion of naira,naira-devaluation,import-duty-waver-scam and N10 billion naira looted from public treasury at the NNPC by his minister for petroleum,Mrs Alison Madueke whom Mr Ebele Jonathan covers up and retains in his cabinet despite her indictment by Nigerian lawmakers in the national assembly.
    President Ebele Jonathan lacks any tangible achievement to showcase his 2015 presidential campaign as positive public-record.Nigerians will be in position to judge if their lives are safe and if they are better off than may 10,2010 since the inception of president Ebele Jonathan and his regime.

    • Weydem

      “And now the conclusion seems to be inescapable in Nigeria
      that what we have as leaders in politics, business and the civil service
      are common thieves in high places. “The rot is so deep that stealing is now
      in the family system, in the religious system; even in friendly and social clubs.
      Everybody is looking for somebody else to steal from.”

      “The day our leaders decide they don’t need James Ibori’s kind of wealth
      or Cecilia Ibru’s kind of property acquisition, that a good name is better than
      material acquisition; and that leadership at the end of the day, is about people
      and leaving a place better than you met it, is the day Nigeria will begin a positive walk
      into sanity and propriety. Until then, Nigeria is just a nation of common thieves.”

      …….………..Muyiwa Adetiba

      Pioneer Editor, Vanguard Newspaper,

      (June 15, 2013)

  • By popular demand

    “Nigeria has worsened on all indices; from education to public safety.
    What’s worse is the complete destruction of trust all through society.
    With thefts soaring, and trust gone, honest endeavours are nowhere.
    “The whole of Nigerian society has failed,” President Jonathan said.
    But that was in his lucid moment in 2013 – after emptily promising wonders.”

    …………….Elder Kuti
    [October 1, 2014]

    • Historian

      “When Mr. Goodluck Jonathan said he did not ‘give a damn’ about decalaring his assets,
      some people pretended not to understand the implications. The truth is that a man who
      does not give a damn about leading by character or accountability cannot inspire success
      or productivity. As a result, Jonathan leads a system where his key people are free to pursue
      their own conquests; a system where merit does not count and evil is not punished”.

      …..Sonala Olumhense

      (April 20th, 2014)

  • adnoy

    It’s not your fault some voted you in because of your name and others along ethnic or regional line, and it’s stil likely to occur next year general election

  • Preco01

    A deluded president and his mumu nation! or nation of mumus?

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  • Ha

    “We have delivered on all fronts”. Yes including boko haram, corruption, money laundering and illegal arms running in South Africa.

  • Mark Nsikan

    A CALL TO PRAYER!!
    A PRAYER FOR G.E.J SUPPORTERs
    1.) May God run ur Life the way GEJ is running this
    country.
    2.) May God give u and ur family the kind of peace GEJ
    gives to this country.
    3.) May God subsidize ur blessings the way Jonathan
    subsidized the Nigerian Oil.
    4.) May God secure u and ur entire family the way GEJ
    secures this country.
    As a good supporter of GEJ all u have to do is to
    type”Amen” and
    disgrace the General public that he his God
    Sent. *Be brave to type Amen* Thanks!……..
    puh!!!.*holds laff*…..

    • Otile

      Nsikak, what type of prayer is this, are you becoming a muslumi?

      • Mark Nsikan

        hehehehe……nooo…..am jst praying for our gej supporters,u c..i want God tu run dia lives he way gej is runnin dis country,if dey have d guts tu say amen,den all is well…if dey dont,den dey know dey are hypocrites….u can shout amen tu my prayer

    • naija_conscience

      Do not treat God with disrespect. Prayers to God must be sincere not satire. Do not use God’s name to ridicule.

      • Mark Nsikan

        say amen….its aprayer,no dey make noise….amazing that u all dnt have d gutz to respond cos u know wat dis gej is duin

        • naija_conscience

          Don’t use God’s name for carnal matters. He is not your mate.

        • naija_conscience

          Please leave almighty God out of our feeble struggles. He is mightier than you can command. He deserves all worship and respect. Please use other personalities.

  • Mark Nsikan

    mo ibrahim was sponsord by apc and janjaweed party…*laffs**

  • Mr. Abdin

    THE MOST UNDER PERFORMED PRESIDENT IN NIGERIA’S POLITICAL HISTORY.

  • umar ardo

    “An unprecedented number of Airports across the country, (sic) are not only
    being reconstructed at the same time, but being re-equipped and
    reassessed with emphasis on maintaining global standards”. Mr. President, please ask the situation at Yola airport. Reputedly the spot an aircraft ever first landed on the Nigerian soil, the airport is today a wreckage.

  • naija_conscience

    Great job gej.