Governor Dickson bars pro-Jonathan group, TAN, from Bayelsa

FILE PHOTO: TAN's maiden rally in Awka mobilizing "Nigerians Demand..." for Goodluck Jonathan to declare for 2015 Presidency... Photo Credit: Tranformation Ambassador of Nigeria

Governor Seriake Dickson on Friday ordered the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, to leave the state and cease campaigning for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election, in what appears a battle between Mr. Dickson and loyalists of the president’s wife who are in charge of the organization in Bayelsa State.

The decision appears a fallout of deteriorating relations between the governor and Mrs. Jonathan.

Mrs. Jonathan had earlier resigned from her position as permanent secretary in the Bayelsa State civil service.

Last week, Governor Dickson fired three loyalists of the first lady from his cabinet, accusing them of disloyalty.

The governor however denies any rift between him and the First Lady.

In a press statement Friday signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Mr. Dickson directed the leadership of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, to immediately leave Bayelsa State.

The group had for several months staged massive rallies in support of Mr. Jonathan long before the formal kick-off of electioneering in the country. At the time, the group claimed it was campaigning to convince Mr. Jonathan to seek re-election.

But in a fresh twist in relations between the governor and the wife of the president, whose loyalists are said to be in control of TAN in the state, Mr. Dickson accused the group of promoting subversive activities and inciting crisis and divisions within the PDP in the State.

Mr. Dickson, who gave the warning at a meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party’s  flag bearers for February general elections at the party’s secretariat in Yenagoa, said he is responsible for directing campaigns for Mr. Jonathan in the state.

He described the PDP in the state as the only recognized political platform and structure saddled with the responsibility of leading the president’s campaign in the state with him as party leader.

Mr. Dickson said the activities of TAN have outlived their usefulness.

The governor also alleged that TAN and some members of its top hierarchy have become tools of subversion, creating needless rancour, acrimony and divisions, stressing that the government and the PDP in the State will no longer tolerate their actions.

He noted that the activities of TAN and the other groups, if not checked, could be counterproductive, especially with the presidential and other elections, only a few weeks away.

He said that he has the mandate of Bayelsa people to protect the stability, peace and security of the State.

The governor, who announced the planned visit of Mr. Jonathan to the state, said he would use the opportunity on February 5 to express appreciation to Nigerians for their unwavering support and solidarity to the Jonathan administration.

He also noted that the state is set and that the people are now fully mobilized to accord the President a rousing reception for the mega rally that would be organized in his honour.

The governor emphasized that Bayelsa State is a stronghold of the PDP and a strong support base for President Jonathan, whom he noted, does not need to campaign in his home state.

An unnamed official of TAN, who was contacted for comments, described the allegations as “wild and unfounded” adding that TAN had noted three unprovoked attacks on the organizations.

He said that the organization will deliberate and issue a statement in response to the comments by the governor.

“It is very primitive of someone who claims to be working for the President to try to attack an organization build to promote the candidacy of the same President, this development has exposed the workings of his mind,” the TAN official said.


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  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    Perversion in Bible cntd:- “SHEKAU IS THE CHRISTIAN GOD”

    I would love to see a Christian response to this verse although I know they wont; they are too ashamed of it which is why they never bring it up. In fact you tell a Christian about this they will say you are lying!

    Now I am not saying that the God of the Bible is evil or perverted, I am using the Christian argument, if they claim sex with wifes is bad then this means there God is perverted and evil for inventing sex in the first place. It is the Ch…ristian who is in-directly calling their God these evil things, not me.

    God of Bibles Sanctions how to sell Daughters! King James Bible Exodus 21:7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do. God not only sanctions selling ones daughter into slavery, but he also gives out laws on how it should be done.

    • arewethishopeless

      Lunatic. Go sell you perverse mind elsewhere. Nigerians are not buying …. These tricks no longer work

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        READ YOUR BIBLE YOU THE BABY FACTORY SON. I FEAR THAT YOU NOT ALLOWED TO READ IT OR AT ALL IF YOU CAREFORSO.

        • Victor

          Mr. The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. If you ever want to experience peace, accept the free gift of salvation by allowing Christ to save your soul from hell. Jesus loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            THIS IS THE FALSE SALVATION PACKAGE FOR CHRISTIANS OF EVERY SECT:- TO ENTER THE GARDEN OF BLISS, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS ”BELIEVE.”

            Proverbs 21v3 To do righteousness and justice, is more ACCEPTABLE TO THE LORD THAN SACRIFICE. There was no need for Jesus to be sacrificed for the sins of humanity just because of Original Sin because Bible states that the father is not responsible for the sins of the son and vice versa, so why is Jesus responsible for the sins of humanity? Redemption through his BLOOD is a Pagan Belief. Matt. 5:20 and Mathew19:17 states that redemption is only possible by following the commandments, which is in line with Islam.

            Redemption through sacrifice and blood is Paul’s teachings, which is against Jesus’s teachings. Do Christians follow Paul or Jesus on this issue?

            What about the issue of Paul stating that ‘GOOD DEEDS’ are like rags in the eyes of God, does that not conflict with the above verse in Proverbs 21v3? Is Paul still correct? Also Ephisians 2:8-9 conflicts with Proverbs 21v3, so what is the Bible really worth IF IT CONFLICTS ON SUCH A CRUCIAL ISSUE?

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            Father , God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

            Here is how indeed differences were virtually teachings of Paul and Jesus :

            10 (ten) fundamental differences in the teachings of Jesus and Paul :

            1 . Teachings of Jesus : Jesus was a messenger of God ( Jesus never asked to be worshiped / deified ) .

            Jesus answered, ” I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel . ” ( Matthew 15:24).

            And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God , and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent . ( John 17:3 ) , ( John 11:42 ). I (Jesus) say to you, a servant is not superior to his master, or a messenger of the one who sent him . I tell you :

            Surely whoever accepts the one sent me , he receives Me , and whoever receives me , receives him ( the Father ) who sent me . ( John 13:16,20 ) .

            You have heard , that I ( Jesus ) have told you that I go away , but I come back to you . Had you love Me , you would rejoice because I go to my Father , for the Father is greater than I am. ( John 14:28 ) .

            Paul’s teaching : Jesus is Lord .

            But for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist , and one Lord , Jesus Christ , through whom are all things and through whom we live . ( 1 Corinthians 8:6 ) .

            That if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is God , and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead , thou shalt be saved . ( Romans 10:9 ).

            Paul is trying to indoctrinate others that just by believing Jesus as Lord and believe Jesus rose from the dead , then he will be saved . In Paul’s teaching / Christian , Jesus is promoted as God than with God / Father .

            Compare the statements of Jesus which further accentuates the God / Father as the one God .

            2 . Teachings of Jesus : not nullify the law , even the law continue .

            ” Do not think that I ( Jesus ) have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets . I am not come to destroy , but to fulfill . ( Matthew 5:17 ) .

            Because I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law , till all be fulfilled . ( Matthew 5:18) .

            Therefore, whoever breaks one commandment once – was the smallest , and thus teach it to others , he will occupy the lowest place in the kingdom of heaven ; but who does and teaches all the commandments of the law , he will occupy a high place in the kingdom of heaven . ( Matthew 5:19) , ( Matthew 5:20) .

            Law is part of the teachings of Jesus that must be implemented by the people.

            Paul’s teaching : Christians condemn the law .

            You know , that man is not justified by observing the law , but through faith in Christ Jesus. Therefore we – also have believed in Christ Jesus , that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law . Because : “no one will be justified ” by works of the law . ( Galatians 2:16 ) , ( Galatians 3:24-25 ) , ( Galatians 5:4 ) , ( Romans 3:27-28 ) and ( Ephesians 2:15) .

            3 . Teachings of Jesus : Male circumcision should

            And when the eight days and he had to be circumcised , he was named Jesus , the name called by the angel before he was conceived his mother . ( Luke 2:21) .

            This is my covenant , which ye shall hold , the agreement between me and you and thy seed, which every male among you shall be circumcised ; circumcision skin should be cut off and that will be a sign between me and you . ( Genesis 17:10-11 ) .

            Child who is eight days old shall be circumcised , every male that is among you , from generation to generation : whether born in your house , or bought with money of any stranger, but does not include descendants . ( Genesis 17:12 ) , ( Genesis 17:13) , ( Genesis 17:14) , ( Genesis 21:4 ) .

            Paul’s teaching : Christians do not require circumcision

            Because for those who are in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision it has no meaning something , just faith that works by love . ( Galatians 5:6 ) .

            Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing . The important thing is to obey the laws of God . ( 1 Corinthians 7:19) .

            4 . Teachings of Jesus : There is no inherited sin .

            When Jesus saw this , he was indignant and said to them : ” Let the children come to me , do not hinder them , for the people who like that is the kingdom of God . ( Mark 10:14 ) .

            The person who sins , it shall die . Children will not share in the guilt of the father and the father would not share in the guilt of his son. The righteous shall be upon him the truth , and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him . ( Ezekiel 18:20 ) .

            Paul’s teaching : Each person inherits the sin of Adam

            Therefore, just as sin entered into the world by a single person ( Adam ) , and death through sin , and thus death spread to all men , because all sinned . ( Romans 5:12 ) .

            NB : Because of the original sin of Adam , according to Paul , crucified Jesus supposedly to atone for the sins of man.

            5 . Teachings of Jesus : Fasting , perform ablution , teaches prostrate and pray while prostrating . But when you fast , oiled your head and wash your face ( Matthew 6:17) .

            Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and feet with water from it . When they went into the tent of meeting , and when they come near to the altar , they washed the feet and hands , as the Lord commanded Moses . ( Exodus 40:31-32 ) .

            Then He ( Jesus ) went a little farther , then bowed down and prayed , saying, ” O my Father, if it be possible , let this cup pass from me , but not as I delight , but as thou wilt . ” ( Matthew 26:39 ) , ( Numbers 20:6 ) , ( Genesis 17:2-3 ) .

            Paul’s teaching : singing in church .

            And speaking to one another in psalms , hymns of praise and hymns. Singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart . ( Ephesians 5:19 ) .

            Let the word of Christ richly dwell among you , so that you with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another and singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs , you thank God in your heart . ( Colossians 3:16 ) .

            6 . Teachings of Jesus : prohibit luxury living in the world .

            “Do not lay up treasures on earth , where moth and rust earth destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal . ( Matthew 6:19-20 ) .

            Teachings of Paul : No ban on luxury living in the Christian teaching . ” People who steals must steal it again , but let him work hard and do a good job with his own hands , so that he can distribute to those in need . ” ( Ephesians 4:28 ) .

            7 . Teachings of Jesus : dead wrapped in a shroud .

            And Joseph also took the body, gives shroud with a clean linen cloth , ( Matthew 27:59 ).

            They took the body of Jesus , gives shroud and wrapped it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury . ( John 19:40) .

            Paul’s teaching : death was given clothes neatly and wrapped coffin

            8 . Teachings of Jesus : do not cancel stoning .

            In the law Moses commanded us to stone such women . What then do you ( Jesus ) about it ? ” ( John 8:5 ) .

            And when they constantly ask Him ( Jesus ) , he got stood up and said to them : ” Whoever among you without sin , let him throw the first stone at her. ” ( John 8:7 ) .

            Paul’s teaching : There is no mention of stoning in Christianity .

            Christianity rejects stoning , because he is part of the law . Refer back to Paul’s statement in Galatians 2:16 ( point 2 above ) .

            9 . Teachings of Jesus : Applying the law of Qisas

            You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth . ( Matthew 5:38 ).

            eye for an eye , tooth for tooth , hand for hand , foot for foot ( Exodus 21:24) .

            replace broken fracture , eye for eye , tooth for tooth ; like others made ?? blameless , that should be made to him . ( Leviticus 24:20 ) .

            Thou shalt not pity him , because the effect : the life for life , eye for eye , tooth for tooth , hand for hand , foot for foot . ” ( Deuteronomy 19:21 ) .

            Paul’s teaching : Cancelling Qisas law , plunges into slavery .

            But I tell you : Do not fight the person harming you , but whoever slaps you on your right cheek , turn to him the left cheek . And if any man will sue you and take your tunic , give your cloak as well . And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two miles .

            Give to the one who asks you , and do not reject the person who wants to borrow from you . ( Matthew 5:39-42 ) .

            10 . Jesus did not create a new religion and Paul who created Christianity

            Refer back to Jesus statement in Matthew 5:17-20 ( Item 2 above ) .

            >>> However , Christianity is a new religion that was born after the attempted crucifixion of Jesus .

            >>> ” They lived together with the church for an entire year , and taught much people . In Antioch the disciples were first called Christian.” ( Acts 11:26 ) .

            >>> Well , it is increasingly clear . that Christians today are not followers of the teachings of Jesus , but followers of the teachings of Paul . They are not Christians but are more properly called Christian.

            Proverbs 21v3 To do righteousness and justice, is more ACCEPTABLE TO THE LORD THAN SACRIFICE. There was no need for Jesus to be sacrificed for the sins of humanity just because of Original Sin because Bible states that the father is not responsible for the sins of the son and vice versa, so why is Jesus responsible for the sins of humanity? Redemption through his BLOOD is a Pagan Belief. Matt. 5:20 and Mathew 19:17 states that redemption is only possible by following the commandments, which is in line with Islam. Redemption through sacrifice and blood is Paul’s teachings, which is against Jesus’s teachings.

            PAUL IS MESSENGER OF SATAN

    • Ade

      I just drew the cartoon of prophet Mohammed with his 9 yr wife.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        I JUST QUOTED THE BIBLE WHERE IT SAID CHRISTIAN GOD WAS THE DEVIL SATAN. AND JESUS CHRIST IS A HOAX.

        • Onike24

          Do you claim to be a Muslim?

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            I AM SANGO THE THUNDER GOD OF IFE.

          • Onike24

            Pele oh!

          • Jika

            As a Muslim,I make haste to say that the guy is just a pure evil who is out to stoke the embers of hatred and disunity.I think all rational people(Muslims and Christians),should disregard the garbage that this guy posted.

          • Onike24

            My sentiments exactly, but he has said he is a Sango worshipper so let us leave him to his religion, as least we have made it abundantly clear that his behaviour is against the tenants of our deen.

          • Jika

            Absolutely true . Ma’assalam.

  • Binoculars

    KNOW your CANDIDATES – Why you MUST vote for BuHARI

    1. Buhari was in full support of all the atrocities of Sani Abacha against the Nigerian people. There is no single record of his criticism of Sani…Because Abacha set Buhari up like an emperor and let him use oil money from theNiger Delta to develop the North

    2. He supervised the smuggling of 53 suitcases filled with cash through the MMA against the protest of General Tunde Idiagbon and ironically, in connivance with Abubakar Atiku, the then Director General of Customs. This smuggling was supervised by buharis ADC, Col. Mustapha Jokolo

    3. That obnoxious Decrees 2 & 4 by buhari, against which truth was no defence, was used to jail journalists, an attempt to shut-up the media as a whole. He jailed Ndukar Irabor and Tunde Thompson of “The Guardian” on stories that were factually true.

    4. Mrs. Vera Ifudu, who was an NTA reporter, was sacked on Buhari’s orders as military ruler, for reporting what Dr. Olusola Saraki had told her in an interview about how the missing, $2.8 Billion money, while buhari was petroleum minister, was traced to Buhari’s account at Midland Bank, London branch. In view of this, OBJ scraped PTF over Buhari’s misappropriation. Vera eventually won her case in court after providing evidence, and was financially compensated.

    5. Misappropriated 20 billion Naira of the Petroleum Trust Fund of which he was the chairman under Sani Abacha. Also, He has not been able to point to any project he prosecuted outside Northern Nigeria with the trust fund.

    • Ojukwu Chukwudi

      Yes we still want him. We are tired of more killings and bombings. Under Jonadaft watch Nigeria is bombed more than any other time in the history of the country. Under Jonadaft terrosm bred, and become matured that it is rated as the most deadly in the world. Therefore, Jonadaft must kuku pack to either Utuoke or Kirikiri.

      • Binoculars

        KNOW your CANDIDATES – Why you MUST vote for BuHARI
        ===================================================

        1. Buhari, as part of his tribalistic practices, placed President Shagari under house arrest inside a palatia mansion in Ikoyi, while he locked up Shagari’s Vice, Alex Ekwueme in Kirikiri Prison.Shagari is Hausa/Fulani like him while Alex Ekwueme is an Igboman.

        2. Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, another Igboman who had just returned from 13 years of exile in 1982, following a pardon by then president, Shehu Shangri, was as well locked up in Kiri-Kiri Prison by Buhari.(Was Ojukwu a politician in office?)

        3. Buhari as PTF chairman, employed an overwhelming number of Fulani/Hausa/Moslem people at the detriment of other groups and concentrated PTF projects in the North. If in doubt, read El Rufai’s book.

        4. Buhari snubbed the same Nigerians he now wants their votes by refusing to appear before Justice Oputa “Truth and Reconciliation Panel.”

        5. Buhari after locking up Sam Mbakwe, who was governor of Imo State, from October 1, 1979 to Dec 31, 1983 in jail, he went for one of Mbakwe’s wives.

        • Brandon Landry

          Thank you. Now we will print all you have written and use the paper material to build a bonfire to roast Goodluck Jonathan with. Thanks once again.

        • Jujubeans

          Ol boy… No one is listening! Your GEJ is a goner. And your paymasters have booked tickets for them and their families to check out of Nigeria in the next three weeks. Better book yours.

      • Dan Arewa

        I think kirikiri is his last destination before moving on to ICC along with Sherifs, Ihejirikas and Shekaus.

        • Naira

          Yes, and they will rot there.

    • ICC Hague

      GEJ just cleared Abachas of corruption charges and you are here telling unfounded useless stories, didnt you read the headline of the news, PDP is dead even the home state of your mentor prefer Buhari than GEJ, cant you see crises everywhere. Even PDP chairman have said, PDP is a party with a lot of injustice to her members and to Nigerias at large . Buhari all the way.

      • Binoculars

        …KNOW your CANDIDATES – Why you MUST vote for BuHARI
        ===================================================

        1. Buhari, as part of his tribalistic practices, placed President Shagari under house arrest inside a palatia mansion in Ikoyi, while he locked up Shagari’s Vice, Alex Ekwueme in Kirikiri Prison.Shagari is Hausa/Fulani like him while Alex Ekwueme is an Igboman.

        2. Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, another Igboman who had just returned from 13 years of exile in 1982, following a pardon by then president, Shehu Shangri, was as well locked up in Kiri-Kiri Prison by Buhari.(Was Ojukwu a politician in office?)

        3. Buhari as PTF chairman, employed an overwhelming number of Fulani/Hausa/Moslem people at the detriment of other groups and concentrated PTF projects in the North. If in doubt, read El Rufai’s book.

        4. Buhari snubbed the same Nigerians he now wants their votes by refusing to appear before Justice Oputa “Truth and Reconciliation Panel.”

        5. Buhari after locking up Sam Mbakwe, who was governor of Imo State, from October 1, 1979 to Dec 31, 1983 in jail, he went for one of Mbakwe’s wives.

        • Brandon Landry

          Thank you. Now we will print all you have written and use the paper material to build a bonfire to roast Goodluck Jonathan with. Thanks once again!

  • Cy

    What is wrong with Premiumtimes? If you don’t have any interesting and standard story to report then put your website off. Your deliberately skewed reports are becoming overly partisan and goes against the grain- journalistic ethics. I had hoped that Nigerian journalists would have outgrown such irresponsible reportage. Let the audience form their own opinion and don’t try to create one for them.

  • Truthometer

    Let them start serving themselves hemlock to drink. GMB all the way!

    • Truthobitter

      Buhari snubbed the same Nigerians he now wants their votes by
      refusing to appear before Justice Oputa “Truth and Reconciliation
      Panel.”

      • mk

        He is not the only to refuse,,y him alone u talk about..Mr hitler

      • Stomach Infrastructure

        Dumbo’s adopted electoral father, IBB, refused to go to Oputa panel too. What do you have to say about it? HEMLOCK! Serve it round, PDP. Change must come to Nigeria. GMB all the way!

  • Binoculars

    KNOW your CANDIDATES – Why you MUST vote for BuHARI
    ===================================================
    1. He is an Islamic fundamentalist, who told his northern followers never to vote for anyone who was not a muslim.

    2. He is an oligarch who does not believe in equality before the law. The way he jailed Prof Abrose Alli, Lateef Jakande, Jim Nwobodo, Pa Adekunle Ajasin, Chief Ayo Ojewumi on cases that had no foundation and allowed Awwal Ibrahim, the then Niger State governor, to be under house arrest is my evidence.

    3. Ayo Ojewumi became blind as a result of his imprisonment over false charges and died shortly after, Prof Ambrose Alli developed hypertension in prison, was released…and died moths after)

    4. In 2011 Buhari’s CPC loyalists massacred and lynched Nigerian youth corpers after the last election. Buhari’s response was: “… the mob were angry because they felt the election was rigged.”

    5. Buhari’s CPC party, rigged the election by registering under aged voters as widely reported. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.

    6. On the 4th of September, 1984, minutes before leaving Nigeria for a US tour, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was arrested at the airport of Lagos on orders of Buhari. Beaten & jailed for 5 years, on bogus charges under the junta’s emergency law. The sentencing would later confess that, he was ordered to do so and apologized to Fela. Get Fela’s (Army Arrangement) song for more expose’.

    • akeem igbalajobi

      Shut your lies up and face your campaign. Remember that your campaign of calumny against GMB aint working. Our desire for change is such that if cockcroach stands against gej…we will vote

      • Binoculars

        KNOW your CANDIDATES – Why you MUST vote for BuHARI
        ===================================================

        1. Buhari was in full support of all the atrocities of Sani Abacha against the Nigerian people. There is no single record of his criticism of Sani…Because Abacha set Buhari up like an emperor and let him use oil money from theNiger Delta to develop the North

        2. He supervised the smuggling of 53 suitcases filled with cash through the MMA against the protest of General Tunde Idiagbon and ironically, in connivance with Abubakar Atiku, the then Director General of Customs. This smuggling was supervised by buharis ADC, Col. Mustapha Jokolo

        3. That obnoxious Decrees 2 & 4 by buhari, against which truth was no defence, was used to jail journalists, an attempt to shut-up the media as a whole. He jailed Ndukar Irabor and Tunde Thompson of “The Guardian” on stories that were factually true.

        4. Mrs. Vera Ifudu, who was an NTA reporter, was sacked on Buhari’s orders as military ruler, for reporting what Dr. Olusola Saraki had told her in an interview about how the missing, $2.8 Billion money, while buhari was petroleum minister, was traced to Buhari’s account at Midland Bank, London branch. In view of this, OBJ scraped PTF over Buhari’s misappropriation. Vera eventually won her case in court after providing evidence, and was financially compensated.

        5. Misappropriated 20 billion Naira of the Petroleum Trust Fund of which he was the chairman under Sani Abacha. Also, He has not been able to point to any project he prosecuted outside Northern Nigeria with the trust fund.

        • Brandon Landry

          Thank you Binoculars. Now we will print all you have written and use the paper material to build a bonfire to roast Goodluck Jonathan with. Thanks once again.

        • Bosco

          Any other information? No matter what, he is better than Baba canoe pikin. Great Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) all the way.

        • Dan Arewa

          BAD market for bin-culars. Take this to TAN group, they may buy.

      • Mosaku 147

        Cockroach is too big to stand against him.you would have simply said ant. With all humility I say this to you,dumbo can not defeat my gateman not to talk of Mosaku147.

    • Chiemele

      If you are not another dumbo, you must realise it’s not making any different, change tactics.

    • Stomach Infrastructure

      Clueless contribution. Otuoke might be a good place for you to relocate, after Febuhari 14th. At least, you and your hero Dumbo will have plenty opportunity to continue to swim in the ocean of cluelessness.

  • Dr. Muyiwa Olajokun

    Editor Sir,

    Excuse me, can i say something, please? Do you in your heart of hearts
    believe that this story is far more important than your reporters’ files on
    (a) Lagos state governorship debates; and, (b) a scandalous statement
    by Raji Fashola that a 57-year-old person is too old to work in the public service?
    I ask this simple question because i notice you choose to flag this Bayelsa story,
    whilst tucking away both Lagos’ reports in the side-bar for readers to search for.

    • Hello Mr. Olajokun,

      The story on the Lagos debate was our lead for some hours today. The Bayelsa story only came up this evening and we have to change our headline post to renew our home page.

      Hope this answers your question.

      • Femi D.

        I think somebody told Olajokun to go and read the Lagos debate on the front page of Premium Times,
        but when he got there now, he didn’t see it there. Katakata come burst. Hahahahaha!

        • T-Square

          Your polite reply on this matter is true, polite and convincing…very civilized.

          • Chinedu

            Me i don’t agree with Premium Times on this one O!
            Who told them that we are are tired of Lagos story?
            Even if it is one hundred hours we are still enjoying it.
            Did Raji Fashola not deny us accountability for 7 years.
            So how many hours are there in seven years compared to?

          • Bisi Ademola (London)

            @ Chinedu,

            Yours is a rib-cracking post. Very witty and funny! You have jokes.
            Indeed, how many hours are in 7 years? Give me a good calculator.

          • Bayo

            You name is chinedu yet you’re obsessed with Lagos.
            Why not read about how Abia governor and his sons rule the state with iron fist?

          • Raymond

            His name rings a bell. Oh, yes, he was one of the Igbo folks Fashola deported to Onitsha.

          • Chiemele

            Why now!

          • Dan Arewa

            Chi-nnedu should also be concerned about the baby factories there. How to improve production and the quality.

          • Mariana

            In the city of the blind, one eyed becomes King.

        • Bayo

          Hahaha…..

      • Dr. M.E.N.D.S Jaja

        For your information, I personally recorded how many minutes that story stood on your website. By my own calculation, this Bayelsa story has already stayed almost 3 hours more and may characteristically stay till tomorrow evening or Sunday morning. …Is there also a plausible reason for keeping stories that spite President Jonathan on your website for eternity, while the few that spite Buhari (if any) are quickly removed? While those that praise him (Buhari) stay forever?

        My people say na small small person dey put sand for blind man garri, bcos after some time, when the sand don pass garri, even the blind man go no say no be only garri him dey drink again.

        There is no intelligence in mischief. Criminality of purpose is just as bad as the act.

        • Wähala

          Why not start your own news website and keep Dumbo stories there forever? Edyiot!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            No mind j’are!

            I can just imagine him, seating bleary eyed and blinking furiously at his PC screen and refreshing constantly whilst holding a stopwatch in his other hand.

            I wonder why he didn’t give us how many hours, minutes and seconds the story stood on the PT front page.

          • Chiemele

            Lol.
            He is being left behind by the wind of Change.

        • Mosaku 147

          “While the few that spite buhari (if any) are quickly removed”. I don’t want to believe you are a jonatainan.but if you are,I will say to you that,there is a gang up against your principal because he has failed everybody including his 2011 loyalist and as such all hands are on deck to remove him. PT and other friendly media organizations have joined the train (personal opinion).what about you? Don’t you think you should be on this train?

          • _Proudly Niger Deltan

            He (Dr M.E.N.D.S. Jaja) will not join the ill-fated train on an imminently futile course. From his name I suppose he is a born noble from the Bonny Kingdom and should know how much he is worth in terms or resources and content of character. He should therefore know better than to align with agents of evil who seem to have woken up late to the reality of their state of poverty of regional resources and consequent imminent irrelevance in the continent Nigerian equation….hence they all now leap in the air for relevance…and to the stock that you belong, it has become congenial cowardice.

        • Oghene

          Thank you my brother! This Premium Times people love APC too much.
          They don’t want to talk anything bad about APC people. Is that good?

          • Man_Enough

            politics is interest. go and read daily times or NTA on the web.

        • Chiemele

          Stop moaning. Isn’t it obvious though he is President, GEJ has little goodwill even in the media? N21b can’t buy it. Can’t change the direction of change.

        • Man_Enough

          let TAN lunch a newspaper and publish only jonathan.

          • Dan Arewa

            TAN is only part of the name. The full name is saTAN.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Perhaps, if Mr. Olajokun was a more frequent visitor to PT, as opposed to being a casual passer-by, he would have noted that the other story was the lead for some time.

        We know those who are domiciled and who are strangers.

        • adeade

          We know you are one of the domiciled, you are always everywhere. I hope you will be able to sleep after Feb 14.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Actually, I am likely to be on a ship sailing around Panama or Mexico on that day.

  • Chris1408

    Water don pass garri for Bayelsa, GEJ might even lose his own state next month. Wahala dey.

    • Wähala

      Abeig, Chris biko…
      I no dey o. Höly Wähala has no hand in it o. Don’t say Wahala dey Bayelsa while I’m in Germany for the weekend. Leave me out of Dumbo katakata for yonder, biko. Wahala no dey at all, at all… Nigerians are determined against the Otuoke clown and Gov. Dickson knows Dumbo will lose that’s why he’s taking all these chances. Hahaha choi!

      • Chris1408

        LOL

      • endingNaija

        Wahala, na you cause am ooooo. I see you with my korokoro eye yesterday for Bayelsa b4 yu fly go Jamani 4 weekend!!!. I know say na you cause wahala 4 outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan 4 Bayelsa. Me? I go laafu taya. Na laaafu I dey laaafu jeje dey enjoy dis wahala 4 our outGONE President Jonathan!!!

        Enjoy dis weekend guys!!!

        • Ije

          Nice to know there is a humorous side to our indomitable Wahala. Nite Nite, my broda. Have a lovely weekend!!!!

          • endingNaija

            Tanks my broda!!! Diaris God ooooooo!!! Kind and friendly weekend to you and your too. God Bless!

          • endingNaija

            Kind and friendly weekend to you and your family too. God Bless you all plentiful!!!

          • Ije

            Peace and one love!!!

          • Wähala

            Bestens!
            As we say in Jamani and… Respect!

        • Wähala

          Aaah!
          For Mama Bisi joint na ifaji into extra-time. In fact, the odeku na free for “staff” and Polish lollies from across the border at 10-for-€uro… so you can bet your balls I’m busting mine with happiness. Greetings and Happy Sabbath Day too!

      • King Carlos

        Lol…

  • wode

    Everything seems to be against GEJ.

  • NWANCHOR

    feb14th come oo I WANT TO VOTE AGAIST GEJ.

  • NWANCHOR

    THE PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE INFERIORITY COMPLEX IS WHAT MRS GEJ IS DOING, BY HIS GRACE, JONA IS GOING BY NEXT MONTH

  • Thepeople

    PDP is already imploding in our very eyes. You ain’t seen nothing yet. You wait until true Nigerians speak. They shall speak with the shout for change on the 14th Feb. CHANGE MUST COME TO NIGERIA.

  • Spoken word

    Internal strife in PDP all over the country.looks like the end for PDP.their fate will be sealed next month.

    • Dan Arewa

      All thanks to the unanimous support of mr DUMBO by our noble PDP governors.

      • Spoken word

        real cluelessness on top of dumbo

  • Mosaku 147

    “Confusion break e boneeee,yepa o! double wahala for deadi body and the owner of deadi body”.x2 (fela)

    • Alakirawa Waba

      You captured the scenario very well with that Fela’s lyric.

  • Mosaku 147

    What do you expect from a former policeman? Dickson knows dumbo lobo is finished.he wants to sneak into the moving train. I just have this feeling that canoeboy might just be defeated in Otuoke.

    • Chiemele

      Might just. Otuoke too has no electricity. Transformation agenda indeed!

    • Dan Arewa

      You really make me laugh. Look at your ‘dumbo lobo’ and ‘canoeboy’. Funny.

  • tyson

    Apart from Akpabio dickson and Amaechi belomg to the same boat–Bayelsans hate Dickson and Sylva with a passion–because Dickson has not performed—that is the trouble between him and the President—Dicosn is already gone from the state as governor–no matter what he does —he will not return—let him sponsor all these rubbish against the first lady—the issue is even beyond her–its the people of the state vrs dickson–a complete rogue if there is one in the state———–was he not the person who awarded contracts worth over 1b for security cameras where are they–APC should not think Bayelsa is there for them—they will fail if they ever think Sylva is marketable in the state-

    • Brandon Landry

      Hush!

    • Chiemele

      OMG, a GEJ supporter talks about performance. Interesting.

      • tyson

        GO SHOW US THE PERFORMACE RECORD OF BUHARI AND TINUBU–AND AS IT RELATES TO THEIR SCHOOL CERTS EVEN–LT US START FROM THERE FIRST-

  • Federalist2012

    Dickson is right. He is the leader of PDP in the state and the leader of the campaign team. The first lady should stop causing confusion and creating unnecessary enemies for her husband. I think most of the problems Jonathan has with people have been caused by her undue power tussle with politicians. Obasanjo might have exaggerated the undue powers wielded by the first lady when he described her as one the “presidents” in Jonathan’s government but there is truth in his analysis. The “unelected” first lady has appropriated for herself the powers of autocracy, despotism and tyranny.

  • Yusuf

    TSylver is a good lesson, 2016 will be easier for him under Buhari than under Patience Jonathan

    • Otile

      Did you not read the story of Imam Buhari, a man one foot in the grave?

  • sanky

    Politics of bitterness. they are all guilty of it though

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Interesting posters!

      Surprised I didn’t see one stating, “You Work, I Chop!”

      • D1

        Hahaha! You killed me with this one!

        He needs to change the slogan to, “I’m running from you”!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          lol, D1.

          Can’t stop laughing here!

      • TRUTH MASTER

        Or that ”I chop so I can be strong to work for you’. Hehehehehehe!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          looooool

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  • Nwokolo

    Its clear that Ahmadu Ali who together with Tony Aneni who saw a vision and boosted that PDP will rule for 60yrs actually saw and meant 16 years. Ahmadu Ali is the one leading the worst campaign team in the history of Nigeria to PDP’s 16th and last year.
    Congratulation Nigeria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jika

      Nice one sir.God bless you.

  • Smith Scott

    Patient Jonathan is like a woman thinking I must fight as my husband is too weak to fight himself. Now Dickson is following the path of Ameachi. What is wrong with this woman who just float an airline called PEACE AIR.

  • Guguru

    PDP in turmoil everywhere.

  • olawale

    The outgoing president of Nigeria has lied again: the burukutu motivated aso rock idiotic president just announced that he visited Borno for the first time without video clips. Only his media rat came out to show mr president’s patriotic indignity.

    Sai buhari: insecurity, economic woes and corruption will soon become anomalies in Nigeria.

  • Chiemele

    London Bridge is falling down.
    A behemont of corruption, mismanagament and deciet. PDP crumbles under its own weight.

  • Amir

    That’s saTAN for you through PDP

  • TRUTH MASTER

    TAN’s image has been tarnished!

  • boliatepa

    When all is said and done, and Jonazan loses the elecson, it will be clear that Mrz Jonazan cost her husband the elecson because she is just a proud illiterate in power.

  • Maria

    Jonathan cannot manage anything… not even his home state.

    • tyson

      HO DID AWO MANAGE THE SOUTH WEST WITH AKINTOLA

      • Maria

        Go and ask them in their graves.

  • TrueNja

    God has put division btw them. Who will welcome them back to Otuoke on May 28th?

    • tyson

      SO THE GOD OF JUSTICE DID NOT SEE THOSE KILLING NIGERIANS IN THE FULANI NORTH TO ENABLE HIM SOW THE SEED OF DISCORD IN THEM–ITS BAYELSA ABI? U MUST BE DAY DREAMING–

  • tyson

    part from Akpabio– Dickson and Amaechi belong to the same boat–Bayelsans hate Dickson and Sylva with a passion–because Dickson has not performed—that is the trouble between him and the President—DICKSON is already gone from the state as governor–no matter what he does —he will not return—let him sponsor all these rubbish against the first lady—the issue is even beyond her–its the people of the state vrs dickson–a complete rogue if there is one in the state———–was he not the person who awarded contracts worth over 1b for security cameras where are they–APC should not think Bayelsa is there for them—they will fail if they ever think Sylva is marketable in the state-

  • favourtalk

    PDP is long gone in nigeria, everywhere is a new song of change, we don’t want mediocre and lazy people. We wants change not liars and looters

  • ICC Hague

    PDP is finished