What Nigerians are searching about Buhari and Jonathan

An infographic developed by Google team in Nigeria shows how Nigerians have been searching Nigeria’s leading presidential candidates.

It shows the level of interest Nigerians have in the individuals contesting for the presidency.

Google says the report is based on searches conducted on Google.com.ng from January 1, 2015 to March 27, 2015.



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  • Okey

    For me, in today’s election, I will not be guided not by propaganda from
    or by supporters and sympathizers of any of the contestants, but by
    facts favourable to both candidates – Jonathan and Buhari.

    First, Jonathan has committed himself to implement the report of the
    National Conference if re-elected. The report principally includes the
    creation of:

    1. Apa from the present Benue State

    2. Kainji from Kebbi

    3. Katagum from Bauchi

    4. Savannah from Borno

    5. Amana from Adamawa

    6. Gurara from Kaduna

    7. Ghari from Kano

    9. Aba from Abia

    10. Adada from Enugu

    11. Njaba-Anim from Anambra and


    12. Anioma from Delta

    13. Orashi from Rivers State

    14. Ogoja from Cross River

    15. IJebu from Ogun

    16. New Oyo (i.e. Ibadan) State from the present Oyo State.

    17. The Name and Capital of the 17th State is being awaited by South West zone

    18. The Name and Capital of the 18th State is being awaited from the South South Zone

    Apart from the creation of those states, the Report also said, no zone in the country or state will cease power for ever – that power shall be rotated among the three (3) Senatorial zones of each state; ad, at the federal leve it shall rotate North and South.

    As an Igbo, I hold that the first step towards recognizing my humanity is to brig me at par with regards to states creation and power rotation in Nigeria.

    On the other hand, should Gen. Buhari win, I will equally be a happy man in Nigeria, as my running costs will be reduced instantaneously. For the following reasons and more, a Buhari win will benefit us as follows:

    1. Gen. Buhari and APC said the Jonathan government is cheating us with exorbitant petrol prices.; that a litre of pms in Nigeria ought to be sold N45 since the price of world oil market has fallen to $45 a barrel. So if sworn in I am quite certain that petrol will sell for N45 a litre in Nigeria, immediately.

    2. Gen. Buhari has said that if he wins, the Naira will automatically equalize with the Dollar. This translates to instant fall in the prices of imported goods and service and to a large extent, rapid improvement in quality of life in Nigeria.

    3. That he will fight corruption to a standstill. Which simply means, that if he wins Buhari will start from his right and left hand sides in cleaning up Nigeria. In other words, he will start by personal example. This is most welcome by me.

    For the above reasons, I am well settled with who ever emerges a winner in this brotherly contest by two personalities that rank most highly among those who truly love Nigeria.

    • True Nigerian

      So does that mean you will now vote for Buhari today, given that you have spent the best of the last two months campaigning for Jonathan, despite the fact that you are keen to have a government that will fight corruption and lower the cost of living that is criminally high in Nigeria, mostly as a result of corruption?

      I have always said that the reason Nigeria is a cesspit is not just because the leaders are horrible, but because the citizens have damaged their own consciences and reasoning with tribalism, ethnicism and empty religious sentiments. You are obviously an educated person. Yet, you couldn’t pause for a moment in the last few months to let the issues you mentioned above guide your utterances and vile vituperations against Buhari. That is what is wrong with Nigeria.

      You pretend that Jonathan will implement the conference report. Given his performance on the implementation of the Uwais electoral reform report and the fuel subsidy probes, does Jonathan truly appear to you as a leader or a person with the threshold of integrity and political grit needed for the implementation of a report that cannot be implemented without a major amendment of the constitution?

      Buhari may not put all his political friends in jail. And if he would get to that point, Jonathan and many of his ministers will have already gone into jails before we get to that point. That’s what you need to consider. Buhari may not jail Tinubu, whom we all know to have committed some serious corruption. But we know that Buhari will not allow anyone under his watch, including Tinubu, to get away with N2 Trillion naira heist under a fake fuel subsidy program.

      I once said that part of Nigeria’s greatest problem is even a huge chunk of its educated class have assumed a toxic value in terms of guidance for the teeming uneducated populace in the country.

      I am Igbo like you, and I have watched in awe as our people sold themselves out as “f00ls” in ethnosupport of government that. The hypocrisy you have just displayed in your sentiment on the two candidates is the reason Nigeria has been pauperised. It is the reason our people may never be able to produce the president for another 20 years.
      Buhari picked Igbo running mates in 2003 and 2007. Yet, all that you have for him are insult and rejection. Even as an Igbo person, I am ashamed of our calculations on national politics.

      • sawston

        Well said. I wish more Igbos will think like you. Igbos are their own worst enemies.Nigeria is an imperfect union just like many other nations in the world including USA and Great Britain. The Yorubas believe in working towards a more perfect union in a united Nigeria. The Igbos keep on hampering on breaking up Nigeria into other imperfect unions. Biafra for example was to include the South-South just because of oil and then you have another imperfect union of Igbo majority and South-South minority.It is time the Igbos accept the existence of Nigeria in its imperfect state and work with other ethnic nationalities to build a more perfect union. The past cannot be changed but we cannot hold the future hostage to the past.

        • riot5000

          The Yorubas have no choice than to accept whatever nigeria throws at them. They stand to lose if Nigeria breaks up. Again, more than 30000 you bad were not beheaded in the north just because they were yorubas. So hard for them to even imagine what a Biafran feels in nigeria, simply because it is convenient for them. How is Boko Haram working out for you? Boy, 20 pounds per family for post war survival from a Yorubas arch tribalist was the best thing that ever happened to Biafrans. You need to talk to minority youths today, because the last time I checked, they were apologizing for the stupidity especially of their parents during the war.

      • Bimbo

        Thanks for the unbiased comment. At last count Jonathan did not implement one single report of the hundreds of committed he set up over his presidency! Don’t know why I should use ethnicity to pick a leader instead of common sense and the hope for a better life! If the candidate that can provide that for me is from enuguh, Zaria, Ibadan or gboko , I DO NOT CARE! All I need is good governance!