Presidential Media Chat: 10 Questions for President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan at a presidential media chat

President Goodluck Jonathan will this evening host a televised media chat with some Nigerian journalists, during which he is expected to respond to questions on a number of topical national issues.

Aso Rock spokesperson, Reuben Abati, said in a statement the presidential media chat, to be aired live on major television and radio stations in the country, would begin at 7 p.m. Nigerian time.

The presidency promised in the past to entertain questions from Nigerians via telephone, although the phone failed to work during those episodes of the programme.

Critics believe the phones were programmed not to work as a way of blocking citizens from asking the president embarrassing questions.

So, in case you are able to reach the president on the programme today, we suggest you put the questions below to him, in addition to others you might have. We are told only questions relating to the ongoing electioneering would be answered. So we have restricted our suggested questions to the focus area.

We also urge the editors, who will interview the president, to consider asking him some of the questions suggested below.

Find the questions we raised for the May 4 2014 edition of the Presidential Media Chat here. 

1)   You have always promised Nigerians and the international community free and credible elections. Yet a recently leaked audio recording suggested that you directed the military to rig last year’s Ekiti governorship election in favour of your party. In fact, your then Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was overheard in the recording saying he was on a presidential assignment to rig the election. What exactly was your role in that saga? And why have you not commented on the matter or order an investigation?

2)    Mr. President, you have always said that his election is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. But Niger Delta militants have on more than one occasion threatened blood and war if you are not re-elected. Some PDP governors – specifically those of Katsina and Kaduna – have been heard loud and clear threatening violence on their opponents. Why have you remained quiet over such inciting statements?

3)    Can you, Mr. President, on your honour, give a clear commitment that INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega, will be allowed to conduct the rescheduled polls, given speculations you might illegally send him off before the polls? Nigerians are suspicious you might give him the kind of treatments you gave Justice Ayo Salami and former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido.

4)    Mr. Buhari, your main challenger in the presidential election, has contested thrice and lost thrice. From his first outing in 2003 to the last in 2011, he never drew a significant popular support across board as many Nigerians viewed him as part of the old system. As Mr. Buhari’s co-contestant in 2011 and now 2015, what do you think is responsible for what appears a massive support for the same Mr. Buhari this time around?

5)    Mr. President, besides widespread unemployment in Nigeria, one of the talking points of this electioneering has been the action of one of your ministers who apparently seized on the widespread unemployment in Nigeria to collect nearly a billion naira from unemployed Nigerians without giving them jobs. He did so through a company he unilaterally appointed, against public procurement rules. Worst, at least a dozen people who turned up for the job test died. These much were confirmed by a Senate investigation. Why have you, the president our country, failed to sanction Minister Abba Moro who committed these acts?

6)    Mr. President, you said in 2011 you would not run in 2015 and that whatever you cannot do in four years you would never be able to do in 100 years. But recently you contradicted yourself, saying four years are not enough for any president to make an impact? When did you realize that four years are not enough? And why this apparent self-contradiction?

7)    The Federal Government said the military would not be available to provide security for the postponed election. How did we come to see election security more a responsibility for the military than the police, para-military and other arms of the security agencies?

8)    Mr. President, you said during your campaign in Lagos that militant group, MEND, wanted to assassinate you in 2010. This is contrary to what you said in 2010 after the bombing in Abuja, when you defended the group, saying it is not a terrorist organization. At what point did you realize that the group wanted to assassinate you? And why did you defend the group in 2010 even when investigations had not been done on the bombing incident?

9)    Your estranged godfather, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday formally endorsed your opponent, Muhammadu Buhari. How did the relationship between both of you degenerate to this extent? What really went wrong between you and him?

10)Your administration has now promised to flush out Boko Haram from the North-East in six weeks so elections could hold in all parts of the country. One of our readers requested us to ask you why you are now more committed to defeating Boko Haram for election sake. He wants to know why you could not do that in six years for the sake of fellow Nigerians that were being killed, maimed and displaced?


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  • Frank Bassey

    These are silly questions I must say.

  • tyson

    THE drumbeat over the 2011 presidential election became louder at the weekend as former governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawan Kaita, vowed that the North would make the country ungovernable if President Goodluck Jonathan wins the polls.

    He said: “It is becoming apparent that the recent replacement of Service Chiefs is part of President Jonathan’s plan to use state apparatus to scale the 2011 presidential hurdle.

    “Anything short of a Northern President is tantamount to stealing our Presidency. Jonathan has to go and he will go. Even if he uses the incumbency power to get his nomination on the platform of the PDP, he would be frustrated out.”

    Kaita, founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and close ally of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, warned that the North should not be blamed for the calamity that will befall the country, if Jonathan emerges President next year.

    He said: “The North is determined, if that happens, to make the country ungovernable for President Jonathan or any other Southerner who finds his way to the seat of power on the platform of the PDP against the principle of the party’s zoning policy.

    “Feelers from the South-South clearly show that the North is not the only region that is outraged over the situation. The South-East is there grumbling and the South-South, his (Jonathan) geo-political zone, he is not sure of their support.”

    Reacting to the general thinking that the minority and Christians in the North are backing Jonathan, Kaita said it was a wrong assumption.

    He said: “What you may call Northern Christians are concentrated more in Benue State where they may constitute about 90 per cent. In Plateau State, if you study that carefully, the Christian/Muslim population is 60 per cent for Christians, 40 per cent Muslims, so Plateau State is not an entirely a Christian State. The only state in the North that is substantially a Christian community is Benue State.”

    Nigerians, he said, should be concerned over the prevailing political situation in the country because the North will not accept any government founded on any fraudulent foundation, which, he stressed, would definitely crumble, pointing out that “it should be seen by all as a stolen mandate that must be retrieved by all means”.

  • Advocate

    pdp’s response to cancellation of stage-managed debate compared to gmb’s town hall meeting is another stage-managed media chat. gej is really out of touch

    • tyson

      are on the same frequency with tinubu—town hall meeting with a select APC thugs………why dont u throw such question at booooooooooooooooohari

  • Onyx

    No! they are not silly but right and direct questions that any right thinking Nigerian would want answers to. As a matter of fact PM the questions are perfect.

  • No Wahala

    THE 11th QUESTION UN-ASKED OF WHOM IT IS CONCERNED:

    • Guest

      Vote for buhari.

  • tyson

    Dr. Junaid Mohammed a Fulani, has declared that blood would flow on the streets of Nigeria, should President Jonathan insist on running for the presidency in 2015.
    Speaking in an exclusive interview with Sunday Sun from his base in Kano, the former lawmaker, who chaired the House Committee on International Economic Relations and Socialist Bloc, argued that it was wrong for anyone to suggest that the clamour for power to return to the North in 2015, was coming from the North alone, insisting that there abound more agitators in the South-west, in this regard, than there are in the North, adding that “I can tell you today that there are more agitators in the South-west, for power shift to the North, than there are in the North.) Maybe this comment came from the mouth of Niger delta militants–animals

  • NazirJos

    I believe the phone lines would yet again go dead. Anyways we’ll try to catch up with him and ask him the questions. Let’s hear what he tells the world.

    • tyson

      Is Nigeria as developed as America–where they show respect to their president-

  • tyson

    Captain Kilo has been working as a spy for months for APC–presently believed to be hiding in the abode of Tinubu in Lagos—The Nigerian Army has evidence of his meetings with agents of APC ati Tinubu—in Lagos–He also confessed to holding such meetings with APC on several occasions-Unaware that the army was monitoring his movement ati conversations with Tinubu-Again as an Intelligence officer—he was not supposed to sell information to the opposition–an indication that APC has been paying soldiers in the north–not to fight against their janjaweed fighters in boko haram-So that one alone is no question–its a stupid—one from APC–cloned–editors in Premium Times–cheeeeers

    • adolfs01

      You are as st#pid as your comment

      • tyson

        How would you describe the overwhelming support for General Muhammadu Buhari, the same man a lot of people called a religious fanatic and rejected at the polls in 2011?

        I do not see overwhelming support for Buhari yet; it is all propaganda. The opposition has a very strong

        Otunba Gani Adams

        media team against the ruling party and don’t forget that with the kind of propaganda that has been unleashed in the past three months, no one expected that President Jonathan will get the kind of crowd he got when he campaigned in Kano and Kastina (those are the core north). I think that it is out of frustration that some of them stoned him in Bauchi. If he was not doing well there was no need for anyone to have stoned or thrown sachet water at him. Go out there and vote against him. Why stone him? I didn’t believe that he could pull that kind of crowd in the North. That shows that with the propaganda, the opposition is deceiving Nigerians, which is not working in the mindset of the people. When he came to Lagos, the entire Lagos was jam-packed and he has not gone to Port Harcourt and Yenogoa, he is yet to campaign in Cross River, Edo, Delta, Ondo and many other places. It is going to be 60, 40 ratio because you cannot rule out the power of incumbency at the dying minutes. I give 40 per cent to opposition and 60 for the ruling party. Don’t be surprised that a week to the election, most of the parties will adopt Jonathan as their candidate. I foresee Labour Party and Accord Party adopting the President and they will work for him in their states. So when you are talking of overwhelming support for Buhari, though the support he has now is more than what he had in 2007 and 2011 but is not what can be described as overwhelming. You know that people like Tinubu (Asiwaju Bola) are very good in media. Tinubu can sell stone as bread, using the media. He has that strategy. He will turn stone to bread through media. But luckily, people still have their conscience and you cannot because you want to get their sympathy you now foment security threat in your region to discredit a sitting president.

        • Mike

          If It’s all propaganda as you claim, why then are you guys losing sleeping over GMB? Defeating him should be a walk in the park for GEJ—Shouldn’t it?

          • Mike

            If It’s all propaganda as you claim, why then are you guys losing sleep over GMB? Defeating him should be a walk in the park for GEJ. Shouldn’t it?

          • tyson

            How can a drug addict like Tinubu who forged his school cert and Buhari who has similar case in court defeat Jonathan-?-Is APC not the party that has been shouting of elections being rigged—by PDP? remember what booooooooooooooohari said–30 yrs ago—-That its only those who do not have the resources to rig–that complain of elections being rigged–he was referring to Awo then —today nko?

          • Ukpaka

            You’re so off. Tinubu is not standing for election. People like you are blindly following GEJ. Obviously you’ve never been outside the country and experienced a better way of life.
            Accept change and see how your miserable life can be changed. The president from your ethnic region has not changed your life in 6yrs. Grow up!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Bruv, don’t mind him.

        There is no way his reasoning can be better than his understanding.

        His understanding is severely limited to what he can eat today.

  • Thank you Premium Times for these questions. I couldn’t have put them better. Hopefully, one of the journalists on the panel would read them and have the gumption to ask Mr President. Would be quite a spectacle!

  • Zubairu Usman

    The funniest part of the Nigerian daily leadership dealings, are thus todays statement wld always be different from that of yesterday’s, on the opposite direction. One is always wondering, as to when do we say or do things right.

  • Denis_NG

    Even though, I understand all questions have to be about the elections but I would like to add one small one,. this might be seen as an addendum to any of the above questions or any other main question. My question goes as follows:
    “Mr. President, can you please, go on record and confirm or deny whether you truly earned a PhD degree. If the PhD is still a work in progress and not earned yet, why then did you allow yourself to be addressed as “Dr.?”

    • Mike

      A very pertinent question.

    • tyson

      He got it through a letter of recommendation from his school principal in Katsina state—in 1961

      • Eze1

        A PhD holder without a single paper presentation. GEJ Show us your thesis, Period!!

  • SAM .A

    Good & heart searching Qs,none of those ball less journalist can ask those10Qs, I am 100% sure Abati will prevent any of them to see the light of the day neither the phone will work ,bc it is going to expose their hipocracy.

    • tyson

      Its like asking who killed Abiola ati kudirat or Akintola–in the south-west—MEND was sponsored by our oppressors to assassinate the president in Abuja—-during their October 1st bombing raid—-during the Independence–day parade—And—prior to that development the president never suspected for one second that they will do any such-thing-was that the first time that MEND was being financed to kill him–did they not bomb his house in the village to rubbles–all in an attempt to stop him from becoming VP–‘ The same way APC is using an American Advert agency to subvert the true aspirations of the people of Nigeria through their lies?

    • tyson

      Obasanjo is a Nigerian and he is free to endorse even Lucifer if he likes—go and read the interview Buhari had with aljazeera–boooooooooooooooooohari said Obj Soyinka and Ibb are free to join the PDP if they like—or any smaller party–for no endorsing him

  • Factsay

    my question to Premiumtimes is,
    is it true that your paper is owned by APC chieftain?

    • Ecstacy

      ask no more—and wonder no more. I know you seek the reason for PT’s ‘responsible’ reportage. I will give you a lead. Watch the vidoe below on You-tube and you will know why the Oloyes will always do what they know how to do best. Enjoy the video—
      …youtube……com/watch?v=h8VM9hZMYZ0……….

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    If I were Jonathan, I would respond to your 10 questions thus:
    1) That fake audio tape is a non-issue. Fayose could not have rigged in ALL 16 LGs; including Fayemi’s polling unit.
    2) Niger Delta militants were only giving their own version of Buhari’s blood of baboons and monkeys
    3) Jega will be properly investigated, arrested and charged to court for working for Buhari/APC
    4) Buhari seems popular now because the Nigerian media establishment has been compromised by APC
    5) What has that Immigration job interview got to do with the 2015 elections?
    6) Can’t I change my mind? Did Buhari not tearfully say the 2011 poll would be his last?
    7) APC has turned these elections into a war of sorts. Therefore, we need all the armed services to assist the Police.
    8) Again, this is not related to the elections. Or, is MEND a political party?
    9) Obasanjo needs to check into Aro Mental Hospital for mental health evaluation.
    10) When it is time to do something, it is time.
    And, to ask PREMIUM TIMES a question of my own:
    Are you being bankrolled by Tinubu and APC?
    Thank you for your attention.

    • fem7mak

      *You are a looser… Smh

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Dumbass, go and learn to differentiate between “loser” and “looser”.

        • fem7mak

          U probably need glasses or surgery 4 ur presbyopia

    • SAM .A

      Omo ale ni Kayode Adekunle orafidiya

    • Akan Michael

      90% score in your answers……i pocket 10% as your headmaster……..carry go

    • GrantUK

      Carry on! Persons like you should be talking always!! You have it, common sense!!! Good job.

    • loko

      You are a complete bastard from bastard parents too.

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        You have demonstrated that you are another APC thug. What’s your Muslim name?

      • Tamuno-Opubo Cookey-Gam

        I do not support GEJ but resorting to insults is unnecessary.

  • tyson

    Very childish APC cloned questions–go and ask Issa Kaita and Junaid why they the Fulanis threatened to make the country ungovernable for the president–is that not what is happening today in Nigeria’?

    • Ukpaka

      Ignorance has no cure. You’re sentenced to a life of misery.

  • Eze1

    I like the one on Aba Moro job scam. GEJ over to you.

    • tyson

      sis nigerians not die under obj while looking for a job with NIS.–na only Jonathan una dey sabi get power

  • Concerned Nigerian

    Useless questions

    • Ukpaka

      You are the useless one. You’re definitely sick.

      • Concerned Nigerian

        Did we meet somewhere before and I did something wrong to you? Having expressed my views on the questions, shouldn’t you try to counter that with your position rather than resort to insults? Such a pity that animals now invade human forums

        • Ahmed

          if the government had provided better school for its citizens, semi-illiterate @disqus_55M59ugtD4:disqus would be more educated than to resort to insults.

          • tyson

            were u not busy abusing Awo when he introduced free education for all—Jonathan has built 12 universities 18 almajiri schools in the north——yet all APC does is to hire boko haram agents to go bomb the schools FGN built a the cost of 240m each

          • Ahmed

            Abusing Awo? Realign your thoughts sir, you sound derailed.

  • tyson

    hope Premium Times would prepare similar questionnaires for Booooooooooooooooooohari–during his town hall meetings with APC workers

  • Comfortkay

    If our President knows the question that the journalist picked for this chat then the whole thing is laughable, not interesting..

    • Ogom

      He still won’t be able to answer.. even with full expo

      • blueeyedkitten

        haha

    • tyson

      only a mad an untrained journalist would ask these watery questions–journalist are trained to ask probing questions—not all these militants this and that -instead go ask Obj why he slept with his son’s wife-? Or tinubu to tell us more about his drug deals in the USA?

      • Comfortkay

        Go and see a Doctor you are suffering from PDP sickness.

  • tyson

    CORRUPTION Of The Century: Yet Nigerians Remain Silent – These are the cost of rail project in one African country, when compared to similar projects by Nigerian federal government and those embarked by the self-claimed anti-corruption opposition party, the APC Governors.

    1] Addis Ababa light rail commissioned recently. It covers 46 Km and cost $475 Million (N71.2 Billion).

    2] Abuja-Kaduna light rail to commence operation in March 2015 covers 180Km. It costs $655Million initially andPresident Goodluck Jonathan reviewed it down to $500 Million (N80 Billion).

    3] Port Harcourt Mono Rail date of completion unknown, covers 4Km and has gulped $1.2 Billion (N180 Billion). Now Abandoned.

    4] Lagos Light Rail date of completion unknown, covers 57Km and has consumed $1.39 Billion (N208 Billion). Expected completion date 2009.

    Who are the thieves? Who are the looters? Who are we suppose to sweep out of office?

    Bunch of thieves, looters and pen robbers carrying brooms around shouting change. Yet the people they looted dry are hailing them, shouting CHANGE with them.

    President Jonathan is Not a saint, but he is far better than Buhari and his APC members in his efforts to build a better and prosperous Nigeria.

    • Ahmed

      4. 57Km? Really? You people just copy and paste idiotic rants without proof. Kindly get your facts together.

      • tyson

        did u not read about the cost of the project from the mouth of fashola————–no wonder u want to bury the issue of booooooooooooooohari sabinkate

        • omokomol

          Are you in your right senses, cant you differentiate between light speed rail and cargo rails that were used in the 70s that GEJ is brandishing around. Please come to the U.S to see what a light speed rail really look like.

    • Sani

      What we want are koro-koro projects and not projects in 3D presentations. 6 years is more than enough to record tangible achievements. His Excellency the Governor of Kano has been able to achieve, in less than 4 years, what the central government has not been able to achieve in 6 years. All we hear is IPPIS or Fertiliser Area.

  • RETROSPECT

    The Nigerian President is just too much. Free, simple, unassuming, gentle but firm and calculative. These are exceptional rarity to find encapsulated in one being despite his noble birth….and the parasitic frail looking Duncee is media shy, evading a debate in 21st century politics like a plague bcos he will have no answer to the questions about his atrocities in time past. His ridiculous emergence as an aspirant once again presents Nigeria as not a country but a continent…where someone so bold or senseless to refer to over 200m persons as Dogs & Baboons, become an aspirant hoping to govern the same Dogs & Baboons. Sad indeed. But even madness comes to an end point sometimes. For Nigeria, the end is no longer a mirage but an inevitable reality.

    FRANCE
    Dominique was ‘accused’ of culpability in engaging in some ‘short time’ cherubic exercise somewhere in New York. It cost him his IMF job and Presidential ambition in France…and he ended up in Court..and was in court even this morning as he is still being prosecuted.

    Continent NIGERIA
    Sanusi was ‘caught’ engaging in the same ‘short time’ cherubic exercise somewhere in Lagos. It cost him his jobho used . But instead of facing prosecution, aboki is on the throne and feigns immunity.

    This is also why the very same people who used to tell the whole world in press conferences and in interviews granted to newspapers and magazines, that Tunde Idiagbon was the back bone and symbol of integrity behind Buhari’s regime, are still the same set of people who hover from point A to B singing the praises of Buhari. Why?
    1. They think we have all forgotten
    2. Tunde Idiagbon is no more alive to speak

    But the end is near….and as Boro, Ojukwu & Orkar wished, so shall Nigeria eventually be.

    • Sani

      What you have just rendered goes to indicate how uninformed you are about the Monkey and Baboon stuff. I do not intend to alter your mind set about these issues because you are free to get obsessed with anything you feel like getting obsessed with. It is your life. The Monkey and Baboon stuff is a Hausa adage that cannot be taken in its literal form. The same applies to idiomatic expressions in English. It is important that it does postulate bloodshed as some of you mischievously continue to peddle. It explains that the election is going to be fierce.

      • Hassan Lawal

        My dear,its better you dont respond to guys like this,they can afford to spend all day,just struggling to fabricate points out of issues,all inorder to sound intelligent enough to their paymaster.I have found out lately that, they are better ignored.

        • Abdullahi Mohammed

          You got it wrong my son. Try and grow up. We all look but see differently. If you don’t understand, I can write it for you in arabic or hausa.

          • Sani

            Write what Arabic or Hausa?

      • RETROSPECT

        Let’s assume that the name Buhari is an Urhobo word that translates in literal form, to blood…Would it be ok for an Urhobo to speak to all Nigerians in the literal form by using the word ‘blood’, and hoping that the millions of Nigerians who do not understand Urhobo (and so may not know that the word ‘blood’ in English translates to Buhari in Urhobo) will understand after all?

        Monkey sense. I suppose you’ve realized how dumb and useless your attempt defending the indefensible is? You may not be a lawyer, but you should have common sense. If there is any left in your brain, use it. Those who use such so-called adage make sure they say so in order to ensure that they communicate what they intend. One may not expect a Primary six certificateless individual to understand rudimentary public speaking techniques but at least he should be told to tame his quest for blood.

        …and you work in the oil industry….I dey laugh. Don’t worry, after March 29 2015 or May 29, 2019 you will work in the Cocoa planting industry or the Kwarra state palace sweeping & cleaning industry….and you will need a Visa to get to my territory.

        • Sani

          I am not in anyway trying to relieve you from your obsession. I think we will be better off with guys like you displaying such a pitiful outrage. If it is the Oil that is making you lose it, I must say we do have Oil in Niger – my second home. We do not have cocoa, only desert. On the Monkey and Baboon stuff, I pray that it ends in this forum because people will laugh at you when you continue to peddle that to mean blood letting or bloodshed. I think you better go back and consult some literature to understand that adages, idiomatic expressions, etc. do not always have literal meanings.

  • Isi Agwo

    Mr President: Thank you Mr ojoro-nalist. Just a couple of questions for you: Did anybody in Propaganda Times (PT) study Mass Communication at any level and do you know there is a course called Interviewing? I am asking because you sound like a 1961 graduate of Government Almajerin School, Katsina.

    • Sani

      The school you are trying to run down happens to be one of the finest schools in the country at that time. This same school churned out some of the finest brains and leaders Nigeria has ever had. Get that into your head.

      • Uturu Mgbagbu

        It is news to me that Nigeria has had leaders that can be called “finest.”

        • Sani

          It will always be news to you. Follow us on this forum for the most unbiased comments you can find.

  • Preco01

    MY OWN ONE QUESTION, HAVE JONATHAN AQUIRED ENOUGH SHOES TO PROCEED BACK TO OTUEKE?

    • tyson

      The oil wells can be reached via dugout canoes———-Aware Awo used his revenue from cocoa to his people–we are using our crude oil to feed 170m Nigerians————Awo wife sold clothes at the market to pay for his tuition fees in London———–Mandela had to cut his father trousers to his size to enable him have pants for school——-Nkrumah worked in the farms to help finance his education at the teachers training school-Abiola sang at Owambe parties–so that he could get free balls of amala for his mother-Jonathan went to school without shoes from an oil-producing zone in Nigeria–But could not obtain scholarship to study abroad——-or any institution of higher learning in Nigeria—–Yet became president of the FRN—————–what a feat——-Sadly we have Boooooooooooooohari who did not even finish his primary school—–who later forged his school cert—-desire tio contest elections with him cause of the zone he hails from in Nigeria————–if Jonathan had used a fake school cert like Boooooohari———————–he would have been cooling off his heels in prison because of the zone he hails from in Nigeria———————–

      • Bright-78

        Hmmm…sigh… Mr man, we don hear!
        Why not say something on the leaked tape implicating Jonathan, Obanikoro, Fayose etc of rigging and stealing the electoral rights of Ekiti people last year….Or is it a matter of stealing is not corruption?

      • Denis_NG

        Tyson, the difference between cocoa and oil is that, people of the South West actually tilled the ground, sweated, cultivated the cocoa, harvested and processed it. On the other hand, the oil is a gift of nature, a coincidence or accident of nature, so why are you dying over it? The reality is that, even with the oil underneath your soil, if Oyinbo people did not come to drill it, you guys would still be scratching your behinds, wondering how to use your snail shells to dig deep enough holes to plant a few corn. You ought to be ashamed of yourself with this spurious argument about your oil.

  • tyson

    Time and Time, Nigerians have started to believe that Pa Muhammadu Buhari (73) is the CHANGE that people are asking for. To get this point down, these are the “13 Questions I Keep Asking Myself About BUHARI:

    1: Can someone that REFUSED to ATTEND OPUTA PANEL when
    invited talk about justice?

    2: Can someone whose statements are loaded with VIOLENCE assure peace?

    3: Can someone who promised he would ensure that SHARIA LAW gets to all part of the country tolerate people from other
    religion?

    4: Can someone that asked MUSLIMS TO VOTE ONLY MUSLIM
    be voted for by other religion?

    5: Can someone that put Shagari in HOUSE ARREST and DR Alex Ekwueme in PRISON be absolved of tribal sentiments?

    6: Can someone who used retroactive laws to KILL PEOPLE be
    trusted with our lives?

    7: Can someone who says FIGHTING TERRORISM is against
    his people be allowed to be in charge of this country?

    8: Can someone who executed 75% of PTF projects in the NORTH and distributed the remaining 25% among other regions when he was the PTF chairman be allowed to take charge of all
    projects in the country?

    9: Can someone who as a military head of state who knows he
    would be overthrown but COULD NOT DO ANYTHING because his deputy was not around be classified as courageous?

    10: Can someone who says ACN is corrupt but because of his
    presidential ambition now surrounds himself with ACN thieves be ABLE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION?

    11: Can someone who as head of PTF DID NOT KNOW how billions of Naira got missing be trusted with our entire wealth as president?

    12: Can someone who could not allow the economic of demand,
    supply and internal production factors to determine the prices of
    commodities but used SOLDIERS TO FORCE price control be able to handle present economic challenges?

    13: Can someone who did not allow his government be criticised and UNJUSTLY ARRESTED those who criticised his government be given that opportunity to lead again,etc?

    Honestly, Buhari is NOT the RIGHT person. Don’t be blind. The
    change they shout could be negative as seen in some Northern African countries.
    ‪#‎VoteWisely‬.

    • Hassan Lawal

      No point made,you’re just struggling to be relevant,excuse me!

      • tyson

        struggling to be relevant in what sense—–am I contesting for elections like booooooooooooooooooooooooohari—–with forged certificates? Ibegi

    • Wetin Naija

      go get a real job. tyson

      • tyson

        Ask certificate less boooooooooooooooooohi to answer the question posed to him above-

    • Sani

      Buhari may not be a PhD holder, but he is the right person for the job. GEJ has bastardised Nigeria to the extent that another 4 years would be more disastrous. I would to have a run down of all the evil deeds of GEJ since he assumed power as Head of State:
      1. He refused to declare his Assets. By adding salt to injury, he went ahead to say he does not give a damn
      2. GEJ asked Okar the Leader of MEND to incriminate some Northern leaders for the 1st October bombing. When MEND refused to play ball, he was allowed to languish in a SA prison. Later, GEJ wanted to score a political point by lying to the Nigerian public that Okar was procured by some Nigerians to assassinate him. This was immediately refuted by Sahara Reporters in their juxtaposition of the GEJ’s position on MEND in 2010 and 2015
      3. GEJ told Obasanjo in his book MY WATCH that Northerners are his enemies as such they should continue to kill themselves
      4. GEJ went into denial about the Chibok girls only to bribe the parents when he invited them to Abuja. This is not the sort of person that should be allowed another 4 years for he is callous and wicked. Look at the dance in Kano a day after NIgerians lost their lives in Nyanya. We want a leader who has empathy and some ogogoro guy whose reign has brought shame and embarrassment to Nigeria and Nigerians
      5. We do not want a president who would miss his keynote address at an AU summit because he spent the night drinking himself to the point of death.
      6. We do not want a president will dare the public by saying Corruption is not the same thing as stealing
      The list is endless.

      • KingJafe

        Pointless

  • hummm

    They should have just added GEJs response to these useless questions. How on earth do you give questions to a president in advance?. These press ppl are so backwards, bunch of jokers.

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    Only APC idiots CAN ASK SUCH QUESTION!!!

    • Sani

      What questions are you referring to?

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        The questions above!!!

        • Sani

          I looked above and I see no questions asked.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            You are worse than me!!!!

          • Sani

            Perhaps, you do not have answers to these genuine questions? Remember, you do not have to resort to ad-hominem attack for you to give up. Just do not type anything.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            You did not see any question above. What questions are you now talking about?

          • Sani

            Those questions that lie in your memory.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            National Development!!!

          • Sani

            Were there questions on National Development?

          • KingJafe

            You are funny. You seem to be a clown

  • Spoken word

    I will rather watch paint dry than watch Jonathan.

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      That is the beauty of GEJ and PDP government. YOU ARE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED!!!

      • Spoken word

        You must be out of your mind.i do all the work they make all the money.GEJ is gainfully employed at our expense.if this government was a business it will have gone bankrupt years ago.

        • Godfrey Etokebe

          You have not DENIED THE FACT_YOU ARE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED!!! Vote GEJ and PDP for PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT!!!

          • Spoken word

            What is the point of being employed and your purchasing power is reducing everyday.Bank rate of usd is now N205/1$.this is madness.four more years of this and we will all become beggars.only a wicked person would wish four years of this kind of economy on his fellow citizens.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            Is PURCHASING POWER on Your question list above?

          • KingJafe

            Be objective. The usd rate fell as a results of the fall in the price of oil which happened to be our only source of income.

          • Spoken word

            We have a government that stole all our reserves when oil was over $100.please put your thinking cap on.

  • tyson

    How would you describe the overwhelming support for General Muhammadu Buhari, the same man a lot of people called a religious fanatic and rejected at the polls in 2011?

    I do not see overwhelming support for Buhari yet; it is all propaganda. The opposition has a very strong

    Otunba Gani Adams

    media team against the ruling party and don’t forget that with the kind of propaganda that has been unleashed in the past three months, no one expected that President Jonathan will get the kind of crowd he got when he campaigned in Kano and Kastina (those are the core north). I think that it is out of frustration that some of them stoned him in Bauchi. If he was not doing well there was no need for anyone to have stoned or thrown sachet water at him. Go out there and vote against him. Why stone him? I didn’t believe that he could pull that kind of crowd in the North. That shows that with the propaganda, the opposition is deceiving Nigerians, which is not working in the mindset of the people. When he came to Lagos, the entire Lagos was jam-packed and he has not gone to Port Harcourt and Yenogoa, he is yet to campaign in Cross River, Edo, Delta, Ondo and many other places. It is going to be 60, 40 ratio because you cannot rule out the power of incumbency at the dying minutes. I give 40 per cent to opposition and 60 for the ruling party. Don’t be surprised that a week to the election, most of the parties will adopt Jonathan as their candidate. I foresee Labour Party and Accord Party adopting the President and they will work for him in their states. So when you are talking of overwhelming support for Buhari, though the support he has now is more than what he had in 2007 and 2011 but is not what can be described as overwhelming. You know that people like Tinubu (Asiwaju Bola) are very good in media. Tinubu can sell stone as bread, using the media. He has that strategy. He will turn stone to bread through media. But luckily, people still have their conscience and you cannot because you want to get their sympathy you now foment security threat in your region to discredit a sitting president.

    • Sani

      It all boil down to the issue of votes. Juxtapose the votes of the NW and NE/SW side by side the votes of the entire SS. Even with the extension in PVC collection, the entire voters in SS are no where near the eligible voters in say Kano – just one state. GEJ is in for sucker punch I bet you. On the the issue of Incumbency, do you mean rigging? Incumbency or no incumbency, GEJ is not electable. After 4 years of misadventure, it only take a 3 year old to know that Nigeria will be better up if he retires to Otuoke and retire he will. Just take a while to juxtapose the pelting GEJ went through at the hands of PDP members in Bayelsa, Katsina and Bauchi etc,. All these are signs of rejection my friend.

  • G4

    Can’t even listen to what he is saying, the lady always has to define what the president is saying as if he is a retard. His village explanations are so cumbersome , stopped watching NTA and tuned into Channels to listen to Fashola speaking on C Channels like someone with an above average IQ with a more robust interviewer.

    • Sani

      We are talking about delivery and not some unaccountable lies coming from someone who speak from both sides of the mouth. To exonerate MEND in 2010 and turn around to accuse them of assassination attempt in 2015. It does not work like this. All we want is someone who take his word as his bond. Not someone who will go to the UN and say his tenure expires on May 29, 2015. Only for him to deny ever saying that during a media chat in Nigeria. GEJ cannot be trusted and I am happy that his party members pelted him in Bayelsa, Katsina and Bauchi. Thanks to the bravery of Governor Yuguda in exposing this.

      • tyson

        Jonathan has delivered more than any sitting president in the history of Nigeria–if u cannot ask buhari to present his certificate and moves on to say cert or no cert– he will be president–then-are u the type that should be taken serious–with yr lip service talk of ending corruption with a forged boooooooooooooooooooohari certiticate–i begi—-the era of Nigeria ever making the mistake of listening to the dry thieving voice of the old regions of Lord Lugard is over——————–we want real autonomy–thieves

        • Sani

          Continue to delude yourself. During his campaign in Lagos, your paymaster made the same delusional claims that Buhari did not buy a single rifle for the military. It all turned out to be a lie when information started filtering out on the internet that the military were better armed during the period of Buhari than now, even though the defence budget now is more than ten-fold. It is worthy to note that most of it is stolen or diverted and GEJ is here talking about IPPIS as a software to stop corruption. What a scientific approach to modern style thievery!

        • Arabakpura

          I agree with you. Jonathan has delivered more Nigerian territory to the enemy than any Nigerian president in history. Jonathan has killed more Nigerians than any Nigerian president in history

    • tyson

      Must have strayed in from Niger republic–or Togo—————-compared to booooooooooooooooooooooohari who could not even pronounce the name of his party———–APC————during interview with Al jazeera-maybe he was troubled that question on his forged certificate would be asked–

  • thusspokez

    Question#1 : Mr. President, why do you surround yourself with mediocrity?

    Question#2 : Mr. President, why do you lack so much self-confidence?

    Question#3 : Mr. President, under Alex Badeh, the Nigerian army is seem as
    not fit for purpose — there are youtube videos of them running away on the face
    of boko haram attacks –, and has become world-wide laughing stock. So, why
    do you still keep him?

    • tyson

      very unthinking question—why does Boooooooooooooohar who claims to be Mr. Clean align himself with a drug convict like Tinubu? A man whom Late Chief Gani took to court over his forgery not only his school cert but also his university decree-

      • thusspokez

        What has your response got to do with my question?

      • Sani

        What about Kashamu?

      • Denis_NG

        You are a damn hypocrite!

      • logmein2nite

        Buhari Answers: Regarding Tinubu, I do not know of his conviction or pending court case as a drug dealer. I also have no power to decide who is a member of our political party. As a president however, I will have not have a convicted drug dealer or someone I have reason to suspect for such in my government.

        Buhari Answers: Yes, we approved the execution of some convicted drug traffickers in accordance with the law in force at the time. No one is above the law, man or woman. We felt we must do something to stem the tide of drug abuse which was destroying and killing our youth. Although it may not be appreciated, the effort helped save lives. But under a democratic system, all offenses now have to go through normal trials in the courts of law, and those found guilty will be punished according to our laws.

    • concernednigerian

      Then contest the Presidential election and let Nigerians benefit from the ‘tiger’ in you. You exude nothing but aggression which you have mistaken to be a sign of leadership. Anything less is weakness. Ask Buhari where aggression and retrospective decrees led him 30 years ago.

      • logmein2nite

        You are watching too much PDP propaganda videos. Read widely (not watch), then think deeply. Propaganda means bringing all the facts, burying the ones that don’t support your message, and bring up the few that does. Then put a spin on it, coat it with selective words that inspire resentment, then repeat it again and again, until a false impression is made in the minds of the listener. Many gullible persons will be caught, but others who “read widely and think deeply” will recognize it for what it is – a piece of propaganda from a partisan opponent contesting for the electorates vote.

      • thusspokez

        Read and think before you write otherwise you end up serving your readers off topic gibberish — as you have done above.

  • tyson

    let me go and listen to the vopice of that great achiever————-My presido-Oga Jonathan————-Pain u abi———go and dive into the lagos lagooooooooon

    • Arabakpura

      I sympathize a lot with you. I have taken time to read your posts and you don’t appear to me as an ambition-less man. Any person who makes war with a weak man will do a lot of tactical maneuver. If you doubt me, ask the Nigerian military. The man even said that he is not the chief of defense staff. We need a new commander in chief very urgently.

      • G4

        Its amazing some people take can that statement so casually” I am not the chief of defence staff”, you can even tell he gave away where the new fronts on the insurgency was as he was mentioning the towns they are going to attack next. We need a new Cin C quickly

        • Arabakpura

          Pal, God is exposing the president by the day. I doubt it very much that he stays within his rehearsed answers. This is the man that wants to debate with GMB. He also acknowledged that he does not know computer thereby confirming his dumb and clueless disposition.

  • Tufiakwa

    I’ve just watched Jonathan’s Presidential Chat and one of the four journalists asking questions is a Premium Times editor. How best can a president demonstrate magnanimity. For Jonathan to allow an enemy, a propaganda tool of the APC to this programme says everything about him as a human and as the president. Ask Bokohari, the founder of Decree 4 and Decree 2, if he would have invited an opposition mouthpiece to a chat. Ask obasanjo, under whom Nigeria had the highest number of political assassinations, if he would have done the same.

    • Emancipation

      I watched and I didn’t see Chanels and Silverbird, does it mean the president has overlooking their magnanimity as he did the southsouth as regards to his confession in portharcourt.

  • Jide

    But premium times boss was at the Media chat why did he not ask all these questions?

    • Anyasa Umuigbo

      Propaganda Times boss is Thiefnubu. The Akwa Ibom/Cross River man, Ibanga Isine (editor), who was at the Presidential Chat is one of those given posts in Propaganda Times as a façade to disguise what is the mouthpiece of APC.

  • We have no president in nigeria

  • candosky

    Any President must address police and soldiers’ brutality of Nigerians. It’s sickening ………

  • Emancipation

    And how many more churches do you intend to cover in the next 6weeks so that these upcoming G.Os and Pastors will know there stand???

  • chi boss

    President #GEJ a true, patriot and democratic leader…#GEJ4NAIJA

  • grace folarin

    GMB can go and sleep. GEJ has the heart and support of the people. #GEJ4NAIJA

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