Moroccan King snubs President Jonathan, rejects telephone conversation over election

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

The Moroccan monarch, King Mohammed VI, has rejected a request from President Goodluck Jonathan for a telephone conversation, saying it was an “inappropriate” move by the Nigerian leader to curry electoral favour just weeks before a crucial poll.

Mohammed VI snubbed Mr. Jonathan’s request last week, saying it was more of an attempt to seek electoral favour than a genuine diplomatic act, the country’s foreign ministry said Friday.

“The request by Nigerian authorities for a phone conversation between HM King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President was refused by the Monarch who deemed it inappropriate on grounds of the upcoming elections in Nigeria,” the Moroccan Foreign Affairs ministry said in a statement.

The statement explained that the monarch rejected the request for a phone chat and the sending of a Nigerian envoy to the country because Mohammed VI viewed the overture as an attempt by Mr. Jonathan to take advantage of Morocco’s influence to secure Muslim votes in the forthcoming election.

Confronted by an increasingly popular opposition, in perhaps the closest election in Nigerian history, Mr. Jonathan is frantically exploring unusual avenues for support, particularly from the largely Muslim northern region of the country.

Mr. Jonathan’s closest rival, Muhammadu Buhari, comes from Northern Nigeria and has a cult following in the region.

A move to patch the diplomatic relation with the influential Moroccan monarch is seen as a potentially impressive step that may endear the president to some Muslims.

Relations between Nigeria and Morocco have been anything but cordial for years, largely over Nigeria’s decision to support the independence of the Western Sahara region of Morocco.

Nigeria recognises the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic declared by the separatist group, the Polisario Front.

The Algeria-backed Polisario Front has led an armed insurrection against the Moroccan government for decades. Western Sahara is a largely desert region but rich in petroleum and phosphate deposits.

Nigeria has lobbied the United Nation to set up human rights monitoring group to investigate right abuses by Moroccan forces in the area, a position the Moroccan monarchy frowns at.

The Moroccan foreign ministry made it clear in its statement that Mohammed VI refused to speak to Mr. Jonathan partly because of “Nigeria’s positions regarding the sacred national, Arab and Islamic causes”.

The Moroccan monarch is one of the two surviving sovereign monarchs on the continent.

While the monarch’s decision appears popular in the North African country, some Moroccans have also questioned the judgement of the King in apparently discarding a fresh opportunity to normalise relations with Nigeria, and win over a strong ally.

“If the Palace’s foreign affairs’ advisers recognize the role Morocco can play in Nigerian politics, why haven’t they use it to persuade the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan to change his hostile positions on the Western Sahara?” asked Hassan Masiky, a Washington-based Moroccan blogger.

“Notwithstanding the fact that Abuja is strong supporter of Algerian positions, in reaching out to King Mohammed VI at the height of a close presidential election, Nigerian officials show how much they value the role the Monarch could play in their country,” Mr. Masiky wrote in an article published by the MoroccanWorld News.

“Moroccan diplomats give the impression that they don’t have a plan on how to use the Kingdom’s religious clout to advance ethnic and religious reconciliation in Nigeria. If Rabat takes the initiative once the political uncertainty ends, it will certainly offset Algeria’s plan in the region and create an opening for a smoother relations with Nigeria’s next president,” he added.

Mr. Masiky also criticised the Moroccan authorities for not offering “aggressive and vocal…religious advice and assistance to the Nigerian authorities in the fight against the extremists of Boko Haram”.


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  • wode

    It’s unfortunate that it’s too late before GEJ seem, albeit deceptively, to realize that a leader of a nation like Nigeria wouldn’t win election and support of the people with divisive inclination. He thought that all the people can be fooled all the time. An opportunity was given to him once but he squandered it as if there is no tomorrow. Not many people would like to be associated with a leader that can’t be trusted and stand for disunity rather than being a rallying point for a strong and united humanity. That’s one of the beauties of democracy, there is always going to be a “judgement day” when you would receive based on what you have given. Here comes the judgement day.

  • IAMAFRICAN

    Morocco the only country not in AU. They just got kicked out of CAF for at least 4 years. GEJ a non Muslim is still the president of Nigeria the biggest and most important Africa country and the Islamic monarch must accept it.
    Anyway, the monarch will not be staying for too long as Nigeria bring freedom to all of Africa through GEJ.

  • Rommel

    Morocco can go to hell if the subjugation of a segment of their people is why they are having problems with Nigeria,I salute past Nigerian leaders for their moral stance against subjugation of a part,I chastise the current Nigerian president for trying to dishonor the moral stance of Nigeria against injustice for political gains,what on earth will president Jonathan not do to gain any political advantage? shame on him

    • Wähala

      My friend,
      They’re fighting an internal war akin to Nigeria and MEND in the past. Dr. Dumbo was not being sincere and the Moroccans saw thru it, shikena. A desperado would do anything to curry favor but this is going too far. Biafrans tried and failed with self-determination, likewise MEND so, it’s not enough to ask the Moroccan to, “go to hell”. It was Dumbo’s rush to recognize the opposition in Libya that precipitated Arab Spring flow-over and hijack of the largely ineffective Boko Haram insurgency and turned them into a regional terror group… today, look where we are. Some wars are better left to combatants. Shame on Dumbo indeed, unfortunately a mad man is shameless… The shame belongs to his brother!

  • justice

    What a silly campaign advert for apc by PT. Morroco or its tyrant of a village chief as president will not affect the fortune of any presidential candidate in Nigeria. Muslim or no Muslim. How a telephone conversion between them will affect Jonah’s chances beats me. This is just another campaign of calumny by PT obviously paid for by you know who.
    Me think the more apc and PT engage in this infantile mudslinging the more am convinced that Jonah is the best option and candidate for Nigeria at this point in my history. Let the e-rats continue with their name calling as this vile traducers will be silenced cometh the day.

    • Wähala

      Your problem is stark illiteracy. Obviously, you cannot understand what you read because of the contaminated education they give you at Amnesty Camps in the creeks. This report says… “The statement explained that the monarch rejected the request for a phone chat and the sending of a Nigerian envoy to the country because Mohammed VI viewed the overture as an attempt by Mr. Jonathan to take advantage of Morocco’s influence to secure Muslim votes in the forthcoming election.” Now, get a sober Aborigine to explain the part about “Nigerian envoy” to you as I have little patience with cross-bred animals with half-human senses like you. Olodo!

      • Paului

        @Wahala, what the hell is your problem? .

        • Wähala

          ???

        • tundemash

          cross-bred chimps like you haggling for space with humans are his problems ……. so what exactly can you do about that ?

          And go learn another sentence … it is this same “what the hell is your problem?” has been your response to every issue in the last 2 days !

      • David Adeniran

        How can they understand when they have no brain?

    • mustapha Shehu

      General Buhari has said long time ago, that what Goodluck is lacking is in experience.

  • Wähala

    Dumbo is a deceitful fraud the world has come to despise because he is a confirmed liar and hypocrite. Supporting an armed insurgency, the Polisario Front, against a sovereign country to the extent of seeking UN rights investigation in a war that doesn’t concern him is hypocritical, and given the Nigerian Govt’s objection to similar numerous human rights violations reports by the Nigerian Army in our own war against BH insurgents speaks volumes about the double standards of Dr. Dumbo. Clearly, he was trying to exploit the influence of the Monarchy to run his mouth at Northern Nigerian Muslims but the Moroccans are saw through his charade. Imagine what Fani-Kayode would have termed an endorsement of such magnitude, he & Fayose would’ve claimed the Monarchy abandoned Gen. Buhari, a Muslim, for a Christian Dumbo and bla, bla, blah. Oloshi. The snub is appropriate rejection because Dumbo has had 6yrs to mend whatever strained relations Nigeria has with Morocco, not barely 3weeks to crucial elections involving a large Muslim electorate behind one of the candidates. Methinks, it’s better Morocco remains neutral to both candidates and allow Nigerians to decide who leads them. Dumbo is a crook with ulterior motives behind every callous move… ntooor!
    Clown Prince of Otuoke!

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    When would Jonathan sit down and do some study of Nigeria vis a vis international relations at least? You should try to understand the country you are president of, Jonathan. The lack of a thorough knowledge of Nigeria is one of your Achilles’ heel. If this story is true, then you have yourself to blame, for Morocco is only trying to take back what they believe we owe them for supporting an opponent many years back. That single action that was championed by Nigeria led to them quitting the Organisation of African Unity for a period of time until they found their way back again for obvious reasons. And now to the elections: who told Morocco that this our elections is about Muslims and Christians? Are they seeing what we are seeing here? Or are they being envious as Ghaddafi was and, therefore, being mischievous? Morocco, this elections is about change. Nigeria is not Morocco any day, Mr Ambassador. Please leave us alone to sort ourselves without adding more tension to the situation. Short of death and destruction, what else has religion offered Nigeria?. Any moslem or christian could please prove me wrong, giving the situation since independence till date. We expect a government that is focused and prepared to work for the good of ALL Nigerians. Shikena! We are leaving babylon and heading to a land of plenty, to regain our heritage as Africa’s giant. Commot for road, Morocco and stop playing mixup…

    • mainakiai

      Morocco has not returned to the African Union since it left.

      • Lemmuel Odjay

        I would rather believe that they sneaked back in via the back door. How else would one explain a situation where a non member of a union is accorded the rights to host the union’s continental soccer competition

        • mainakiai

          The African Union (AU) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) are two completely separate entities. Its like the UN and FIFA. The UN sanctioning North Korea or Syria has absolutely no relevance or effect on either country’s participation in the World Cup.

          • Lemmuel Odjay

            …but it would be relevant to the world and a part of history too, if Morocco had hosted the competition and gone ahead to win? It would have gone down in the books that Morocco, a non member of the AFRICAN Union has won the AFRICAN Nations Cup. Can you figure that out? Like asking Lebanon to host the finals of the African Nations Cup competitions. How does that pan out? It’s an African affair after all, no?

          • mainakiai

            Whatever the interpretation and conclusion anyone would want to make is really up to them. The fact and present reality is, AU and CAF or UN and FIFA are independent entities. Neither makes decisions for the other.

          • Lemmuel Odjay

            Ok o. But I know that if CAF decides, for example, to shift the next African Cup of Nations finals to, say, Israel, countries like Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria would likely abstain. I suspect that countries like Mali, Niger and Chad would not be optimistic about the idea. Now this is political and is capable of throwing the spanner into CAF’s works. Like falling out of a frying-pan straight into a political fire. What say ye?

    • Mike

      Actually, it was Buhari as Head of State that took the decision for Nigeria to recognise the Saharawi Republic in 1984, and galvanised other OAU (as it then was) members to recognise the Republic… That was a very commendable step by Buhari… However, I support GEJ in this election.

  • PROF

    Who the hell is the Moroccan king ,never heard of him until today.

    • Umar Dendi

      Probably cause you’re stuck in the creeks, yeah?
      Welcome to reality!! Patsy!

      • PROF

        If the king is that. important ,then he must have a PVC 🙂

        • Umar Dendi

          Apparently, your dominateur thinks he is!

          • PROF

            Umar ,you are right ,pdp will go the mile for a PVC

        • tundemash

          But Dumbo thinks he has a PVC …. you are a nobody !

          • PROF

            Please don’t be violent after the election 🙂

          • tundemash

            Direct that to your terrorist brothers Asari and Tompolo; they are the ones threatening us all of violence of Dumbo isn’t returned !

          • PROF

            Calm down ,you sound suicidal

          • tundemash

            Since everything looks suicidal to u at the amnesty camp at the creek, i am not surprised! Drowning man hanging to any straw; May29th is the last day of amnesty Frisbee !

          • PROF

            I love amnesty ,so does bokoharm .lol

    • Ha

      The clueless and shoeless one knows him.

    • Olusegun Olawonyi

      Same here, bros!
      Jonathan makes him look important by even trying to reach out to him for God-knows-what!
      Morocco of all countries?

      • PROF

        Don’t believe this propaganda ,does the king have a PVC ?

        • tundemash

          Looks like your DUmbo doesn’t realise that …. more reason he needs to go !

          • PROF

            You sound very unhappy. Take it easy . Lol

          • tundemash

            And you sound confused with the confused actions of your confused Otuoke Cl0wn !

    • tundemash

      If they only provide you NTA news at the amnesty camp, it might explain why you haven’t heard of him. However the most important thing is Dumbo has heard of him and desperate for a phone call !

  • Umar Dendi

    Pont du Niger est se écroule!
    se écroule!
    se écroule!!
    Pont du Niger est se écroule!

  • Rockson Wilson

    If the story is true, The Moroccan Muslim leader has done what is expected of him as a Muslim in his oppressive Islamic country which is model for Buhari. However, for him to endorse or not endorse president Jonathan can never add or subtract any single votes in Nigerian election!!

    • tosin

      Then why is Jonathan reaching out to him? Hypocrite!

      • Pause

        Yesoooo Nigeria should now ssuspend all diplomatic overtures because we are going to have an election in which APC is “running neck to neck” on social media and Western news media?

        Noisemaking and acting rascally and pompously never won elections, as it would be made clear on March 28, 2015.

        If APC wants let them send Buhari to the next Council of State meeting and then let him refuse to leave after the meeting…..yes, APC is capable of doing something like that.

        Is it only me seeing this for why are APC supporters always come across as less intelligent than an average Nigerian?

      • Rockson Wilson

        That is a question that you need to put the editor of this newspaper as it is own by APC!!

  • David Adeniran

    Not everybody will be as gullible as the people collecting Jonathan’s money shouting Hosanna Hosanna behind him even when they know he is a DECEIT. Ask Afenifere, Ohanaze, OPC, MASSOB, IBB, Abdusalam Abubakar etc.

  • the truth

    Lol an unpopular king.I have moroccan friends who cry everyday for the slavery in that country. In the words of an apc governor “he should go and die”

    • tundemash

      The Moroccan King is so unpopular your Dumbo is desperate for a phone call. You have no shame Mr. Career Liar !

    • tundemash

      The Moroccan King is so unpopular your Dumbo is desperate for a phone call. Just like Dumbo, you have no shame Mr. Career Liar !

  • tosin

    This man is so desperate he will even deal with the devil for votes na wa o!!!

    • Olusegun Olawonyi

      His body language compels one to think like that. It is unbelievable!

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    OH GOD!! WHAT AN EMBARASSEMENT FOR MY DEAR COUNTRY NIGERIA BY GOODLOCK JONOTHING. MOROCCAN KING THAT SUPPOSE TO BE SCARED ABOUT DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA TO SAVE HIS DESPOTIC MONARCHICAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT DENYING NOT A PHYSICAL MEETING BUT A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE LARGEST BLACK NATION IN THE WORLD, LARGEST BLACK AFRICAN ECONOMY ON EARTH, WHAT A SHAMEFUL SITUATION JONOTHING GOODLOCK DRAWS NIGERIA INTO. THERE IS GOD. WE WANT A CHANGE URGENTLY LETS DOUBLE OUR EFFORT.

  • Ken

    This is arrant rubbish!

    • tundemash

      yeah right ! Go take your drugs before this news set you off !

  • Spoken word

    Why is jona wasting his time 3 weeks before the election to talk to the king of Morocco. This guy is more clueless than he looks.

  • Tunsj

    Do not blame Jonathan for trying to talk to the King of Morocco because he might be trying to seek asylum and move to Morocco after the election.

  • Pause

    Let’s make it even more interesting for apparently less-intelligent, anynews-makes-sense, anything-goes APC supporters:

    BREAKING NEWS!!!

    PREMIUMNEWS should also publish this. Information reaching us confims that Jonathan had a call with Boko Haram Shekau who is currently hiding in a cave in Gwoza mountain; after the call Jonathan agreed to establish diplomatic relationship with Shekau’s Gwoza caliphate…..

    Now that Nigerians have read two pieces of BREAKING NEWS of calling MOROCAN KING AND SHEKAU APC still undecided voters can quickly make up their minds to vote Jonathan or Buhari

  • I go die O!

    Is it by force to talk to Moroccan King? Is he the only King in the world?
    If Moroccan King is doing ‘yanga’, can he not to talk to Algerian King?

    • Tunsj

      He can also talk to the King of Etuoke.

    • tundemash

      He’s done talking to all the Obas in Nigeria hence the need to take international; how desperate !

  • the truth

    Why is this news.premium times there are better things to discuss than who received or did not receive a call. I know u are playing to the tune of your pay master the emperor of bourdillon.

    • Olusegun Olawonyi

      Bros, this is an important news item. It is all about our national pride. And by the way, this news gave me some more information about Nigeria’s past and previous role in Moroccan local politics – an information I did not know before. The news is therefore important. Even though I believe that the Moroccan monarch was undiplomatic and probably naive in world affairs.

    • tundemash

      Mr. Career Liar …. you have no pride having sold yours for crumbs hence you don’t know the implication of this.

  • Olusegun Olawonyi

    The Moroccan king is naive and unschooled in diplomacy. They missed a good opportunity to influence their interests by taking the call made to the monarch by Jonathan. It was not a wise diplomatic move, local Nigerian politics aside.

  • Peter2000

    Nigerians with their fake news.

  • onyee jp

    Becouse Nigeria government did not support western Sahara kingdom , my ppl. If we think well this is where or how boko haram started aginest Nigeria belive it or not.

  • onyee jp

    Will they come to Nigeria to vote for us ? My dear you should be a man off your self .

    • tundemash

      Direct your question to Dumbo who is desperate for a phone call !!

  • warry

    What a shameful blackmail. Will they vote?

    • tundemash

      Direct your question to Dumbo who is desperate for a phone call !

  • Olusola

    Any sane person will refuse Mr Jonathan except Ayo and his co-travelers.

  • Mamapikin

    Why is Mr. Goodbye Jonathan overthrowing old established Nigerian state policy stance for the sake of advancing his personal and parochially defined self aggrandizing interests? Under general buhari as head of state, it is a well known fact that Nigeria led Africa in recognizing the right to self rule of the SADR. That has remained a constant variable in Nigeria’s foreign policy disposition for over 30 years now only for this cheapskate to start fawning over the Moroccan monarch, indicating his willingness to sell his father’s grave for a pot of porridge. This man is a disgrace.

    • Omoagunmate

      I love that one, GOODBYE JONATHAN, hahahaha! that one go spread like wild fire ooo! Mamapikin, you no go kill person.

  • Mamapikin

    For those of you too young or ignorant to know, just like general Mohammed did in 1976, general buhari led Africa in 1983 in recognising the SADR. King hassan did all he can to prevail at the OAU. Buhari refused all entreaties. The Americans have tried all it can to make Africa shift on this position taken over 30 years ago, under Nigerian leadership, na lie. This us what we call an enduring policy position. This is what foresight is all about. Over 30 years after, his policies endure, institutions he established remain standing. His principles remain ever green and memories of him remain fresh and firmly established in our consciousness.
    Nature itself will perhaps stand up someday to say, “here is a man”, is general Muhammad buhari.

    • burning spear

      If certificate less Buhari led Nigeria to recognize Polisario Front in 1976–as u claim–then why should the Moroccans use that against an innocent man like Jonathan–Look here—in d diplomatic world—-it would be wrong for Jonathan to ask for a telephone conversation with the King without the president following laid down protocols—and Jonathan has no reason whatsoever to make such contacts –for political gains—Morocco is seen in the Aarab world as a moderate country—-That is why we say—the story itself is so childish——a robot may have written this senseless rubbish for APC–it does not make sense one little bit————–what a shame

  • chinwe davis

    how that one take consain us, morroco and naija na dsame thing ?? rubbish

  • some news can funny me, how does this relate to what is going on in our country, if you guys got nothing to write about , leave a blank space. abi morocco king and goodluck dey drag babe wey him no wan pick call, the news no make sense abeg.

  • pathetic news, i pay no mind to such, just get your PVC’s ready and MARCH 4 GEJ.

  • emmanuel

    with or without the conversation PGEJ will win

    • tundemash

      Lamentations of a shameless Nigerian!

  • MC

    Is this supposed to be news? Who is Moroccan King? Some clown, this reporter and the so-called King. We don’t need that broke ass country. One would have given a hoot if it were some other country.

    • tundemash

      So why is Dumbo desperate for a phone call ?

      • MC

        Tundemash, do you really that a Moroccan King could snub Gej? Who is he?

        • tundemash

          “The request by Nigerian authorities for a phone conversation between HM King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President was refused by the Monarch who deemed it inappropriate on grounds of the upcoming elections in Nigeria,” the Moroccan Foreign Affairs ministry said in a statement.

          Has the FG refuted that statement ? If you were a President and a foreign country released that kind of damaging statement, would you keep quiet ?
          It is within your right to use your discerning ability as you want.

  • New Nigerian

    …even me self, if Jonathan calls me I’d not take his call. If he shows up in my home I’d not open the door. I do not want my pocket picked!

    • tundemash

      lol !!!! Na true you talk O ! You wan separate the he-goat from your yam .

  • uduak akpan

    this news can’t change our mind from voting for GEJ

  • kemi

    abeg make that king go sleep jor .PGEJ till 2019

  • tundemash

    ha! ha!! ha !! Rejected at home, disgraced abroad….. oloriburuku has brought Nigeria to too much disrepute in the international community !

    • burning spear

      there are spoilers and liars like yr type in every system——————I have Endorsed President Jonathan. – Shagari To Buhari.

      Maj Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, paid a visit to former president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s residence in Katsina.

      Buhari (73) who was not in the country during the recent 90th birthday celebration of Alhaji Shagari flew to Sokoto to felicitate with Shagari on the attainment of his 90th birthday was escorted by the Sokoto state governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.

      Alhaji Shagari thanked him for visiting and in his response to Buhari request for support for his presidential ambition in the March 28, 2015 Presidential election, He told Buhari that he is has already given his blessing to President Goodluck Jonathan and wished the APC leader well in his aspiration.

      Buhari overthrew Shagari’s government during his civilian regime in a military coup on December 31, and the two have frosty relationship since then—————

      • tundemash

        Keep hallucinating !

      • Omoagunmate

        And there are brainless and dumb people like you in every society too. The only worrying thing is that in Nigeria, most of them support dumb Jonathan. #I_wonder_Y

    • emmanuel

      I never knew you were an Olosi, Omo Ale, Oloriburuku, omo jatijati, ewure.

      • m k

        Mr oloriburuku, you must be a mad man and pdp goat, everybody have right to express their opinions stop abusing people.chicken brain.

  • ubong ekanem

    no news here abeg GEJ na you we know till 2019

    • Maitama Tambari

      In your back yard. Is it not a shame that President Jonathan has lost ideas on issues worrying Nigerians, he curried Pastors and Churches, Vice President Namadi Sambo attending to the Imams and Mallam and visiting Mosques because of this election. President Jonathan is now doing the must outrageous calling Islamic Monarch as a campaign GIMICK, as usual. Wonder will never finish with PDP. WE BELIEVE CHANGE! YES WE CAN IN NIGERIA.

  • burning spear

    This is one of the most useless articles to be penned by APC for PT——ITS A DISGRACE—————–to the journalism profession—————-Jonathan cannot just wake up and request for a conversation with the King of Morocco—–just like that—its not possible diplomatically————–it would have even been better for Jonathan to have made such a request———-with the spirit of late GADDAFI-than the King of Morocco————-That is a country with a Jewish population—————-so what makes them so special–for Jonathan to have picked up interest in them–to the point of being snubbed—-by their King——-Jonathan as the president of Nigeria cannot just pick up his phone and dial the King—-he must follow–laid down rules and protocol—– ——Its clear from the story that the reporter who wrote it does not know anything about diplomacy———-must have strayed into the profession———————–with his oluwole buhari like sevencate——————–

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu

    Will this stop mr. president from this election ?

    • tundemash

      ask Dumbo why he was desperate for the call .

  • Ibrahim

    JonaHaram Badluck reaching out to other killers of Muslims across the borders

  • Bassey

    Most they post every nonsense for people to just air their view ?

    • tundemash

      Must you come to PT to read every nonsense ?

      • emmanuel

        Civilised souls read every information to get all sides to issues.

        Only fools restrict themselves to reading only materials that sooths their feelings

  • McAlfred Uta

    I don’t believe this report because there is no way GEJ or PDP can curry the support of Morocco. This same Morocco has been out of AU for decades over the issue of SADR. How then can they play a role in Nigerian election. Per adventure the report is right; then some officials advising the FG on foreign policy are really daft, incompetent and undeserving of their wages.

    • moroccan observator

      we will not go back to AU till it s recognize the right for Biafran people for self determination , and also the right of oduduwa ,niger delta , Arewa nations for independance and for self determination . Nigeria should mind about it s own business and when it finish with these nationalist revendications then it can talk about sahrawi republic or whatever . i think morocco should arm separatists in nigeria so they fight for their freedom and agains t nigerian occupation .

  • burning spear

    I have Endorsed President Jonathan. – Shagari To Buhari.

    Maj Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, paid a visit to former president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s residence in Katsina.

    Buhari (73) who was not in the country during the recent 90th birthday celebration of Alhaji Shagari flew to Sokoto to felicitate with Shagari on the attainment of his 90th birthday was escorted by the Sokoto state governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.

    Alhaji Shagari thanked him for visiting and in his response to Buhari request for support for his candidatureship in the March 28, 2015 Presidential election, He told Buhari that he is has give his blessing to President Goodluck Jonathan and wished the APC leader well in his aspiration.

    Buhari overthrew Shagari’s government during his civilian regime in a military coup on December 31, and the two have frosty relationship since them

    • Emeka215

      This should have given Buhari a heart attack na.. The report didn’t end well.

    • Enumah

      OOOMMMMGGGG!!! THIS GATS HURT. HAS IN I CAN FEEL THE RAGE IN BUHARI’S SOUL RIGHT NOW.. GEJ 4 LIFE JOOR!!

    • nwaeke

      Did i just read this comment well?. Kia kia kia kia kia kia!!!! *** Laffing at Buhari in Fulani***.. Truely, men like Shagari will be missed. Unlike some many two faced leaders out there causing controversy.

    • Emeka

      Y’all neggas don’t get tired of all these lies do you? Don’t yall sleep or eat? Do these silly fibs fill u? Do u really think smart people other than a few fools like nwaeke, enumah and emeka215 below, believe this unreported fiction?
      Give it a rest, it gets old. Sheesh!
      Get a job!

    • Faruk Al-amin

      And so what, do you seriously think that will make us vote jonathan, Even if the king of Saudi Arabia endorse jonathan, Am 100% sure we core northerners and every right thinking nigerian will not vote jonathan

      • Fairgame

        Buhari will lose in atleast 3 stars in the core north. He will be so diagraced in this election. Infact this elections his political death

        • m k

          Let the time come before you started talking rubbish.

      • emmanuel

        Not Northerners, Fulanis – insignificant population!

    • kelvin

      2015 election: I did not endorse Jonathan – Shagari

  • Kufere

    And what is he again?. A Muslim.

    • amazing2012

      You are unexposed local champion, at international arena no religion but interest, as every country no matter the size have the same power of vote !

  • Nwaobilor

    Please Nigeria shouldn’t stoop so low, afterall what do Morroco have to lose?. Pls Jonathan focus better countries like Uganda and Kenya, Niger, Cha and Cameroon. Ghana has nothing to offer as they have become an extension of American power.

  • Wetin Naija

    This Jonathan is a big disappointment to Nigeria, the money this GEJ has spend in this election is unbelievable. Evil will not go unpunished

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Keep quiet and be more critical in thinking next time… HOW DOES A TELEPHONE CALL TO A MONARCH WITH NO INFLUENCE IN NIGERIA TRANSLATE INTO VOTES FOR JONATHAN ?

      The recognition of western Sahara has always been a source of diplomatic clashes between Nigeria and Morocco so the Monarch is not happy that Jonathan has not reversed that action despite repeated appeals.

      • amazing2012

        Please it’s not only that, please read my submission above. All the Arabs are not happy with us for supporting Israel against Palestinians in their bid to statehood. Remember, Nigeria is a vanguard on independence and human right as well as brigde to peace in the world. Israel have use Jonadaft and dump him. Since inception Nigeria had been supporting statehood of Palestinians, Western Sahara, Northern Cameroon etc But your man blocked the statehood of the Palestinians, while in 2011 Nigeria spearheads the campaign and eventual statehood of South Sudan. Jonathan is simple unintelligent chap !

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Well,the Arabs are themselves the greatest obstacle to palestinian statehood. Saudi Arabia would rather side with Israel to bomb Syria,Lebanon and Iran although Iran,Syria and Lebanon are staunch supporters of Palestinians.

          Israel is our friend here especially in the SE and SS and we have no apologies to make about it.The Jewish state of Israel will ever be our friends because when the genocide of Biafra was taking place,the western countries looked the other way and pretended they did not know but it was Israeli pilots who would risk their lives to fly in medicines and other supplies at night running the gauntlet of federal fighter jets often flying very low below radar and landing on bush runways with temporary landing lights !!

          • amazing2012

            I agree with you but is he taking decision on his interest/SE/SS or on behalf of Nigeria ? Is he the president of Nigeria or SE/SS ? This disgrace does it go to SE/SS or to the entire nation ? So now because UK and others supported Nigeria then we should be enemy to them ? Is Jonathan coming to retaliate Biafran war on Nigeria/Nigerians ? No wonder all his years of leadership is full of blood in the region he believes fought his ancestors !!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            The SS and SE are Nigerians and the Isolation of the Jewish state of Israel is unacceptable to us . It can never be a state policy again because we have had enough. Israel was isolated for years and we kept calm because of the Biafran war,now that we are a democratic country our interests must be taken into consideration !!

          • amazing2012

            You have answer any of my questions. So the interest of ethnicity should be protest above the interest of the state ? So now if another tribe assume the leadership of Nigeria will also protect the interest of his “ethnic belief”. ? What is your interest with the Israel ? Our national stand is on justice, equity, fairness, human rights and independence of any society under oppression. It is a mark of honor, that is why Nigeria supported independence of many countries including recent a christian South Sudan against the tyrant muslim North. To you, you supported “christian” Israel against your enemy muslim PALESTINIAN state even though Israel is violating every human right doctrine and was rejected by most of the christian world. To you, supporting Israel is a religious duty when clearly they are tyrant enslavjng innocent. Jesus is never in support of Israel only devil is. Their action on PALESTINIAN is unGodly and Sahel to christ ( though they don’t believe him).
            Please don’t dodge, answer my questions !

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            But you killed 2million women and children in Biafra through a genocidal policy of starvation yet you proclaim support for “justice,equity,fairness,and human rights”,all that illegality was deployed in Biafra to stop the same self determination you claim to stand for in Palestine. Well,we support Palestinian independence as well but not at the expense of the security and existence of our Jewish friends !! This position is out of a firm and unshakable conviction !!

          • amazing2012

            While we support freedom and security of all whether friends or not. The best position is to support peace at all cost without difference. By the way Israel are not your friends you are is it deceiving yourself. Supporting the state of Palestine is the answer to Israel security because as state both MUST obey international law on sovereignty and territorial integrity of each state. For instance: The Israels are living under fear and every place has a bunker, what a life ? Again, their strategy of maintaining conflict as a way of weakening and diverting enemies is only making them stronger and getting more symphatizers !
            On Biafra, the Igbos bargain what they ask for, though no one is happy on what happened and never pray to see such again on any human at anywhere for whatever reason. But I insisted demanding answer to my questions, are all those reasons behind deaths in the North ? (Please answer this one, DONT DODGE AGAIN).

  • Layo

    Jonathan is running helter skelter, he got sympathy votes on a platter of gold in 2011, now he is running from pillar to post begging for votes with old baba youngy sambo. Una Yansh don hot. Thieves.

    • Dr Sam Nwiyordee

      You are so dumb, it stinks so bad.

  • Marouane

    Dear Nigerian brothers. The King of Morocco and his people including myself are not happy because Nigeria is , with South Africa, one of the countries who are actively supporting the Polisario and its fake republic by hosting support meetings and launching appeals against Morocco in the UN & other institutions. Yes , Nigeria government is considered an enemy of Morocco.The solution for Nigeria is simple : be neutral . Neutral is to say that you are with UN peace effort to find a acceptable solution for both side of the conflict. Simple is that. Morocco have normal relations with countries that are neutral .Why is Nigeria melting in Morocco affairs. Did or do Morocco support Biafra independentists ?? South Africa is in the same case. Why not chose the neutral stand, when everybody knows Morocco supported Mandela against Appartheid to the point Mandela Himself made a tribute to our Kingdom. Neutrality should be the right direction for next nigerian president on this issue and Inchallah , Morocco and Nigeria will benefit from a better economic cooperation which is only what we need for Africa’s future.

    • amazing2012

      An excellent submission, remember also the Romance between Jonathan and Israel against the Palestinian liberation from occupied Israel. Jonathan support Israel blindly without a second thought, especially on the consquences of his action. Nigeria as nation in international community is respected as a peace broker and negotiator to every peaceful effort/resolution. But to your daft man, supporting Israel is like supporting Jesus Christ. Unfortunately the two are different, Jesus is never tyrant and never kill women and children instead he ordered to forgive. Again Jews are not christians and will never be, he is supporting those who killed Jesus and are proud to do so (Google UTUBE “we kill Jesus, we are proud of it”. Jews/Arabs will never like us better than themselves no matter our religious affiliation. Their country, their interest is above your thinking of relating with them. Jonathan is a total failure and a disgrace to Nigeria !

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Jesus Christ was a Jew and the Christian bible has origins in Jewish holy books……and the state of Israel is the custodian of the Christian’s holy shrines !!

        The Jewish state of Israel is our firm and reliable friend especially in the SS and SE……no apologies,no regrets.

        • amazing2012

          This submission is quiet interesting, because is has revealed that Jonathan is leading Nigeria using Bible. This also mean, his failure is guided by the Bible, the deaths, the corruption and the hate created during his tenure are all sourced from the Bible! Wow, what a great error of perecption ! God is not in support of deaths, corruption, hate and failure !

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            This has nothing to do with Jonathan,I gave a rebuttal to your revisionist comment about Jews and Christians vis a vis the killing of Jesus,Christianity etc .It was basically an intellectual reply !!

          • amazing2012

            Ok answer my questions on his actions !

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Which question(s) ?

      • JustMe

        Decorum

    • emmanuel

      Your country is inconsequential in Africa.

      I beg commot from road make we hear word.

      • moroccan observator

        Morocco is not interested in being “consequential ” in africa cuz its useless , we are much more concerned about our mediteranian and relations with europe , gulfs countries , arab and muslim world than with africans i thank god there is the great sahara between us and you enjoy your african brotherhood and support polisario but know this : Morocco is in the western sahara and will remain there till the end of nigeria , the end of africa and the end of times

        • international games

          Moroccan Observator, where did your ancestors come from before they came to Africa? You are NOT indegenous to Africa, and you all know it. You have been using islam to deceive some of us, as the whites used Christianity. But the time of deception is over. We can now see from Boko Haram what your plan is for us. You will return to Asia by force very soon. You see those Africans on your streets? They will soon take back our land from you.

          • Moroccan observator

            i didnt come from asia , i m amazigh and amazigh lived in north africa for thousands years , ans islam is not interested in deceiving anybody there are already 1.6 billion muslims around the world and all the african countinent is like 300 millions . concerning our relations with africa and especially nigeria , how can you expect them to be good when African union is agains t moroccan territorial integrity ? you are talking about the principle of not changing colonial borders ? but you are the colonial countries cuz all theses worthless countries in africa were created by colonial powers but morocco has a 1200 history of existence and by claiming our pré-colonial lands we are being anticolonial .

          • Anas Alami

            hahah we live north africa before a million of year the ancien population of africa are amazigh not black people Why is Nigeria melting in Morocco affairs. why Morocco support not support boko haram ??

          • Achraf Bouhadou

            From what I’ve seen, Boko Haram only exists in Nigeria, and its militants strangely appear to be Black Africans, just like you, and so is Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau
            Ooh did I just destroy your argument because of how wrong it is?

        • PANAKI

          Brainwashed, braindead. Colonial servants.

        • umolu

          From the middle east you came ,to the middle east you Moroccans shall return. F..k you and your worthless kingdom. Africa is for Africans with kinky hair.

          • Achraf Bouhadou

            You know what you sound like? an Aryan during the 3rd Reich era, I thought humans evolved but nope, your likes still exist sadly.
            Oh and we’re not the country failing miserably to repel a terrorist group, last time I heard Boko Haram killed 2000 people… who’s worthless now?

      • Marouane

        HAHAHAHA your zero knowledge on world politics does not surprise me.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      THIS IS A JONATHANIAN UNDER-COVER COMMENTOR.

    • international games

      Shut up Marouane. What support did you give South Africa. You are in Arab League, not African Union. Very soon everyone of you will have to return to Asia. You will see.

      • Marouane

        Search youtube for” Mandela tribute to Morocco”. By own Mandela mouth.

    • Ibraheem Aruna

      Morouane, the era of colonialism is over. Morocco should as a matter of urgency grant independence to the Polariso. The people of Morocco are lucky that we no longer have the like of General Murtala Mohammed (May is soul Rest in Peace) when African Liberation was the centrepiece of Nigerian foreign policy. On good leadership no Nigerian leader would ask to talk the king of a kingdom that encourages the superiority of one race over the other.

      • Africanos

        Polisario does not represent Sahraoui people, there are 500K on moroccan sahara living a normal life, while 20K who chose to follow Polisario to Algerian lands. As simple as that

      • Marouane

        superiority of one race on another ???? Main moroccan dinasty -( the almoravids) were from western Sahara. Many moroccans are of saharaoui origin. Polisario is algeria xreation to have accessto Ar=tlantic ocean for economic & strategic reasons. Western sahara have always been ruled by moroccan sultans until Spain colonized it. Then Morocco recovered it.

      • Achraf Bouhadou

        So we’re lucky you no longer have a general who meddles in other countries’ affairs.
        Haha nice one, when you become your country’s leader I’ll be waiting for you on the frontlines, oh wait, your army can’t even repel Boko Haram let alone fight a regular army.

    • PANAKI

      Being neutral while the rights of the people of Western Sahara is being violated is not the solution. As rightfully stated by Ibrahim Aruna that the era of colonialism is over, for how long does your country expect the world to wait before Western Sahara is granted an autonomy? Your king in all honesty should stop being an hypocrite , stop meddling in Nigerian affairs and let Pollisario be.

      • Marouane

        In the 1970 , your government launched war where 2 millions died to get a separatist region (BIAFRA) back after declaring independance. While Morocco peacefully recovered spanish stolen land with no army , just civilians. Morocco case is no colonialism, it is getting back lands stolen by Spain.

    • CovertNigerian

      Maroune thank you for bringing a Moroccan perspective to this conversation. However, I have to point out that while you are advocating that Nigeria stay neutral on the Western Sahara, you proudly proclaim that Morocco took a stand against injustice during apartheid. Certainly, you don’t think that Morocco alone should have the right to take a stance against perceived injustices.

      My problem with this whole issue is not that a call request was turned down, but that the Moroccan officials then chose to make a public issue of it. It could have been handled a lot more quietly and that it wasn’t strikes me as short sighted and diplomatically amateurish. If the Moroccan authorities had genuine concerns about the motives behind the call then it definitely within their rights to decline. However, the way they handled things with someone that may very well (unfortunately) be Nigerian president for another 4 years seems like a wasted opportunity to begin to cultivate an important ally in a country that is perceived to be an adversary.

  • Frank Bassey

    But Morocco is not a democratic nation; what value will it add our nation state?

    • emmanuel

      Ask PT fools. If Morocco has any Global political values, what role have they played in Egypt and Palestinian conflict?

      • Funso Ogunsanya

        The question you should ask is, why did Jonathan go there in the first place?

    • Anas Alami

      so ask your democratic president why he try to call our king 😀

  • Dr Sam Nwiyordee

    He should keep to himself.

  • faith adams

    USELESS MOROCCAN FOLKS.

    • Marouane

      NOT TRUE . WE HELP YOUR BEGGARS IN OUR STREETS. EVEN IF THEY ONLY SPEAK ENGLISH

  • Guguru

    Cluelessness and disgrace has become the bread and butter of Jonathan. How anyone can be proud of Joanthan as a leader or as their leader, is beyond me. Most Presidents do not want to hang around him because they realize he is a human and leadership mistake personified. By the way, why is Jonathan trying to curry favor from a nation that is all but Europe in every aspect of its existence? Does he know that Gibraltar is the rock that stands between Morroco and Spain ad as such Morroco looks just as good as Spain? The standard of living of Morrocans is one of the highest in Africa. So, why should a king who provides greatly for his people have anything to do with a creek rat and criminal who steals from his people?

    • justice

      You are so draft. Thinking really is not for everyone.

      • Guguru

        Really? I am surprised you even make use of your brain. Who assisted you in recognizing that you were endowed with a brain??

    • umolu

      Do you really mean what you are saying? The last time I was in Rabat it was all littered with donkeys and s..t.Go there today and bring a situation report.

      • Guguru

        umolu,

        They ride donkeys all day long by choice and by tradition. Morrocans have a social safety net. Nigerians do not. Nigerians are constantly abused. There is relative peace in Morocco. There is no peace in Nigeria.

  • Isi Agwo

    Illiterates parading as “journalists.” Propaganda Times, propaganda is not journalism.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    ICC AND UN HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION PRESENTED THEIR F.I.R TO THE JURY TODAY. ASSURED OF ADMITTING THE CASE THE PROSECUTORS REV. DAVIS ALSO AMONG THEM SOUGHT FOR DELIGENT AND DECISIVE PROSECUTION OF NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AFTER MAY 29 2015.
    This politically motivated ethnic cleansing as nowhere is safe especially in the north eastern region where terrorist activities are on the high.The most disturbing is how lackadaisical the country’s President has handled this annihilation. He has been unperturbed by the wanton daily killing of his electorates. President Jonathan has failed to tackle Boko Haram since their incursion into some of the north east states, and his government have deliberately under-equipped the military, and politicizing the insurgency for selfish political and monetary benefits. Goodluck Jonathan has vigorously absolved the terrorist’s top sponsors within his government of any involvement, and also shielded them from prosecution or investigation to satisfy his political interest.

    The whole idea behind his political tactics is to decimate this region, prevent election from being held, and/or reduce as much as possible, the number of available voters, knowing full well that these people would vote for his popular opponent, (who himself is from the northern part of the country)

    There are overwhelming and compelling evidence to prove the possible involvement of some key figures within the presidency, and militants from the Niger Delta (the president’s tribe), in sponsoring these terrorist activities in Nigeria and many reports have backed this fact. No action has ever been taken to prosecute anyone, the President on an occasion inappropriately confirmed there were terrorists in his government, but that was the best he could do.

    The most damning revelation is the desperation of some unscrupulous persons who clandestinely tried to purchase arms in South Africa. There have been two secret, busted arms deals so far. These arms were meant for the insurgents. On the first occasion, two Nigerians and an Israeli national are still facing investigation in South Africa were caught after they attempted to smuggle US$9.3 million, apparently meant for buying arms for the Nigerian intelligence service.

    The suspected smugglers landed at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, on September 5, in a private jet from Abuja, Nigeria with the money stashed in three suitcases. Another US$5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, just three weeks after the $9.3 million cash transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase. The South African Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority seized the $5.7 million (about N952 million) for allegedly being the proceeds of illegal transactions. Arms transactions usually involve a complex bank transfer system needed to move the money between the countries involved in the deal; they are rarely done in cash.

    The money was also seized initially because it was not disclosed at customs. This raises serious questions on the genuineness of the purchase. Why would the Nigerian government send individuals to purchase arms for the Nigerian army? Why were there no representative(s) of the Nigerian army or any of the intelligence service in the deal? Why was the deal secret? Why were the monies smuggled into South Africa? Why were civilians solely involved in purchasing arms for the Nigerian government?

    As of today, 14 local governments in the north east of Nigeria have been ceded to the insurgents, and under terrorist rule. This was one of the reasons the Nigerian government postponed the February 14, 2015 presidential elections to March 28, 2015, stating that they would get rid of the insurgents in 6 weeks. This, they had failed to achieve in 6 years.

    Just recently, Dr. Stephen Davis, an Australian who was hired to negotiate the release of 276 school girls abducted in April, 2014 revealed four major sponsors of Boko Haram sect but President Jonathan not only ignored him, but also denied ever hiring Dr. Davis. There are several scenarios where the President has fraternised with these known terrorists and has on many occasions exonerated them from attacks they themselves had claimed responsibilities for. The October 1st 2010 bombing in Abuja, Nigeria is one reference where the President publicly tried to exonerate The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), one of the largest militant groups in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, from the attack even before investigations were conducted, despite MEND claiming responsibility for the attack.

    Based on these and many other factors including the lack of confidence in Nigeria’s Judiciary to deliver justice to the oppressed, and Nigerian Army been accused of gross human rights violations in carrying out these operations, with witnesses accusing them of shooting people for wearing traditional Muslim robes or the vertical scars typical of Kanuri people (Nossiter, Adam (5 June 2013). “In Nigeria, ‘Killing People Without Asking Who They Are’”. New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2013.), we think the ICC is the best forum to fight these gross abuse of human rights and an opportunity for the court to take action against the rising wanton killing of innocent Nigerians.

    By prosecuting the President of Nigeria, other known accomplishes would also be investigated to unravel the naked truth behind the systematic genocide of the people of north east Nigeria.

    We ask the International Criminal Court to investigate, with the view to prosecuting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for committing the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression. This has taken the form of inciting and instigating violence against the people of the north eastern region of Nigeria by sponsoring, protecting terrorist activities with the grand plan of perpetuating himself in office, decimating the Hausa/Fulanis, and the other indeginous ethnic groups of the north east and preventing Nigerians from electing their desired leader.

    Time is of the essence! Thousands of Nigerians are being killed, raped, maimed and abducted on a daily basis. The people of the north eastern Nigeria are helpless and vulnerable against this state sponsored genocide.

    Our soldiers are deliberately being ill-equipped, while billions of American Dollars is claimed to have been spent on equipping them. Furthermore, while there are several thousands of our soldiers are being posted to monitor elections in the south west of the country, less than that are drafted to fight insurgents in the north east.

    “Crimes against humanity” of which the people of the north eastern Nigeria are being subjected to, include all of the following acts committed as part of a widespread and systematic attack directed against the civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

    murder;
    extermination;
    enslavement;
    deportation or forcible transfer of population;
    imprisonment;
    torture;
    rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;
    persecution against an identifiable group on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious or gender grounds;
    enforced disappearance of persons;
    the crime of apartheid;
    other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.

    On behalf of the peace loving people of Nigeria and all the victims of terrorist activities in Nigeria, we have the general public contribution and their own quota in saving the lives of Nigerians by signing/supporting this endorsed primafacie and passing it on to UNITED NATION SECURITY COUNCIL UNNDER ARTICLE 7, in what appears to be the only way to halt further bloodshed in Nigeria.

    Articles of the Rome Statute of the ICC relied upon:

    – Article 4 [Legal status and powers of the Court]

    – Article 5[Crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court]

    – Article 6[Genocide]

    – Article 7[Crimes against humanity]

    – Article 8 bis[Crime of aggression]

    – Article 12 [Preconditions to the exercise of jurisdiction]

    – Article 13[Exercise of jurisdiction]

    – Article 15bis[Exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression]

    – Article 21[Applicable law]))))

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    MORROCO DENIED GOODLOCK JONOTHING’S POLITICAL ASSYLUM REQUEST AFTER MAY 29 2015. IT COULD BE RECALLED THAT MORROCO IS THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT IS NOT BOUND BY REPATRIATION TREATIES OF WANTED SUSPECTS FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE.

    • I have Endorsed President Jonathan. – Shagari To Buhari.

      Maj Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, paid a visit to former president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s residence in Katsina.

      Buhari (73) who was not in the country during the recent 90th birthday celebration of Alhaji Shagari flew to Sokoto to felicitate with Shagari on the attainment of his 90th birthday was escorted by the Sokoto state governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.

      Alhaji Shagari thanked him for visiting and in his response to Buhari request for support for his candidatureship in the March 28, 2015 Presidential election, He told Buhari that he is has give his blessing to President Goodluck Jonathan and wished the APC leader well in his aspiration.

      Buhari overthrew Shagari’s government during his civilian regime in a military coup on December 31, and the two have frosty relationship since them-what a day

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        THE SOURCE OF THIS ITEM PLEASE.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        SHAGARI FREQUENTLY DISASSOCITED HIMSELF FROM SUCH STATEMENTS OG JONOTHANIANS E-RATS.

      • $H!₦₦£¥™ MARTINS

        You fools and your shallow antics. The funniest things is that you always shoot yourselves in the leg. Everytime you wanna make up or bring up endorsement for you corrupt GEJ & his re-election campaign, you always come up with people that’s got a brush up from GMB in the past & mostly they are people with no much credible record. Shagari’s regime was heavily laced allegations of corruption. You have always been criticising GMB because of his then heavy handed military way of tackling corruption. He may be too tough or irrational with the way he seeks prosecution for those who misuse the public funds based on his military background, but one thing he’s not is being corrupt. And he won’t condone corruption in his administration. So, shut up you foul mouth & let’s have a leader that isn’t corrupt, and has acquired civilised & rational way of confronting corruption, due to maturity. You talk about him kidnaping Dikko – a corrupt individual fled nigeria to England cos he knows what’s coming at him. You also talk about how he treats Fela. If Fela is alive today, we all know would be singing more about GEJ’s attitude towards corruption. Nobody mentioned Fela’s struggles curtesy of OBJ when he’s contesting to be president, because at that times it’s irrelevant, so why is it relevant now. You all just wanna score cheap point with facts you know little or nothing about. All your cheap points probably comes in the same parcel with the money paid you to cleanse you off your morality.

      • PANAKI

        The evils that men do live after them.

  • Ghana Endorses President Goodluck Jonathan – The Ghana government have commended president Goodluck Jonathan’s economic policies, especially the huge investment on social infrastructures and grants to middle class Nigerians.

    President John Dramani Mahama endorsed President Jonathan’s economic blue print and described it as path to West African and African prosperity. He went further Jonathan’s efforts to ensure that Nigerians will live a decent life and meeting the millennium goals.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      LET HIM AS PRESIDENT OF GHANA CAST HIS VOTE FOR GOODLOCK ON 28 MARCH IF HE CAN. PLEASE YOU ARE NOW BANKRUPTED OF LIES. JONATHANIAN E-RATS.

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      Is that all he succeeded in doing FOR A WHOLE 6 YEARS? Just drawing up an “economic blueprint”? Do you not also know that it would be in Ghana’s economic interest to have Nigeria remain the way we are, always comparing with Ghana whose economy is not as big as that of Lagos State? I make bold to say also that it is in Ghana’s interest that Nigeria should break up to pave the way for that country to assume leadership of the West African subregion as evidenced by her secret support of Ghaddafi’s ploy against Nigeria which caused then President Shagari to order all Ghanaians out of Nigeria (Ghana Must Go 1.) Our relationship with Ghana may look cordial at diplomatic levels, but have you ever lived with Ghanaians in the same flat and experienced the palpable dislike they have of us? How could I ever believe such statement by any Ghanaian about Nigeria? I am not happy about it, but the chicken has come home to roost in Ghana presently and they are now fighting their demons. The days of black outs, economic hardship and less of Nigeria-bashing are back again. We are supposed to be an economic giant that should by now be rubbing shoulders with great countries of the world in every sphere. We are not there and are still crawling like a toddler in 2015, no thanks to corruption in public office, ineptitude and gross impunity by leadership. The PDP has lost it completely over the last 16 years of plenty. Let us try something else that has not got the PDP tag to its name. Variety is the spice of life…

  • shashi

    Togo president endorses Gej that he has done well by not surpassing his achievements.

  • International Games

    Morroco is the Kingdom that funded Jihad in Nigeria in Pre Colonial times. Buhari was the Head of State that recognized SADR, so Morroco will not forgive Buhari either. Morroco has left African Union, and also they ARE NOT AFRICANS. They are not indegenous to our land. They should go back to Asia. We are black people. We own Africa. King of Morroco is an unwanted guest.

    • taewo

      How come your irresponsible president wanted to speak to him? Olodo rabata!

    • Anas Alami

      hahahaha we are lived in africa before a millions of year the anciens population population of nord africa are amazigh not black people , we are african and proud

      • international games

        Anas, if you are really Amazigh then you will know you are African. Amazigh are black and the real ones are the owners of Morroco. They are our brothers. But you sound to me like an Arab, not Amazigh. Be careful, the African spring is working in Libya and Egypt and will soon come for you.

    • Marouane

      Hahaha , King of Morocco’s mother is black.

      • international games

        Marouane, okay because of his mother we will let your King stay. But make sure one of his four wives is African, so her son can take over. If not, we will have to send a real African to take back our crown.

  • ICC Hague

    Nobody the world over want to associate with this man of evil he presided over the looting of his nation wealth under stealing is not corruption, and killing of thousands of innocent people by BH just for political gains. Nigerians in 2011 united and vote for GEJ because of the shoeless story but when he got the mandate he abandon the poor masses and choose the rich people. It is now a pay back period. Nigerians are saying no more continuity go back to otouke, Morroco will not give you asylum you must be prosecuted at ICC for crime against humanity. All the loot you are distributing as bribe will not save you from impending defeat, and you must account for it, where did you get the billions you are distributing? # Collect the loot is your wealth and vote for change Buhari/Osibanjo.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    An undiplomatic diplomacy exhibited by the Moroccan king. The only thing comparable to this kind of show is the action of a banana republic leader speaking from a trench in the Sahara Desert. Only in Africa do we see this kind of infantile diplomacy. This king has to undergo a grooming in diplomatic niceties.

    • Moe

      …try to engage your mind before you start typing!
      Obama refused to meet Bibi for the same official reason!

      • tsunami1earthquake

        So because Obama did it, then it must be etched in stone and become a style for Africa and African leaders? Are you one of those who hold to the statement that a mistake in Europe or America is a style in Africa? Please wake up and stop supporting rubbish. Whatever is your political persuasion in Nigeria, the Nigerian leader is still the overall president of Nigeria and any insult on him is a collective insult on Nigeria. Let this election not make us develop a sense of unpatriotism. Meanwhile, my statement above still stands.

        • PANAKI

          I agree with you. Excellent point.

        • amazing2012

          Excellent !

        • Guest

          My friend your submission is incorrect, it is a common unwritten rule in diplomatic circle that a sitting head of state running for re-election shouldn’t be pulling ranks with friendly foreign leaders, it may be seen as more of a desperation move to shore up his electoral prospects at home, than a policy appeal delivered from a position of strength.

          • tsunami1earthquake

            And that is if the subject of the contact is specifically about the coming election? Ordinarily is it a rule that a leader seeking reelection must not contact other leaders for any reason? Is it a rule that a leader seeking reelection should become a political and diplomatic pariah amongst his fellow foreign leaders? In the present situation the Moroccan king did not even know why Jonathan wanted to contact him but the king quickly concluded that Jonathan wanted to seek the king’s ‘help’ in the forthcoming Nigerian election! This king must be a magician or a great reader of minds.

    • umolu

      Don’t blame the king of ‘donkey land'(Morocco).Every Nigeria president must be well tutored in diplomacy to avoid national embarrassment. The equivalent of the king of Morocco in Nigeria is the emir of Gwandu; whose fifty three briefcases Buhari ordered unchecked during his military junta regime.That emir was above the law that Buhari himself made.

      • Marouane

        “donkey land’ and your country ” monkeys land”

  • UOU

    Morocco do not speak english, Jonathan do not speak arab so how would this nonsense report convince any literate mind. Jonathan or even Buhari do not need to speak with Morocco on our elections, Morocco by the way is out of AU, a no member, they are not a force and has no direct nor indirect influence neither in africa nor the arab, they are not super powers so why should anyone for that matter be speaking with their King who is there undemocratically..Useless and baseless insulting report , all because of elections, the least issued based

    • Anas Alami

      the king of morocco speak spanish ,french,arabic ,english very well

    • Marouane

      Hahaha, your zero knowledge on world politics does not surprise me.

    • Ben Mustafa

      Before dismissing anything you hear, try understanding it first. It’s not about Moroccans with voting rights in Nigeria. You’re probably not a Muslim so you may not appreciate the import of the gambit.

      Being conservative, 60% of Nigeria’s Muslims belong to the Sufi sect of Islam and Morocco happens to be a strategic centre of Sufi Islam. You may have heard the term ‘Tijjaniyyah’, which is arguably the most popular of all the Sufi orders in Nigeria — that word comes from the name, Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani, a Moroccan descendant of Muhammed from the city of Fez in Morocco. Many Nigerians go there on pilgrimage.

      An endorsement by the monarch of this kingdom of holy importance was supposed to boost GEJ’s standing among Nigeria’s Sufi Muslims… understand now?

      • UOU

        Illiterate and irrelevant illusion, so because Christians go on Pilgrimage in Rome or Israel, endorsement of the Vatican or Israelie government will / would make christians to vote in a particular pattern..We all know the truth and reality of all these things, You people should stop all the nonsense diversionary petty analysis and claims, we know what Nigerians consider before they vote and not anything any foreign country’s king or President thinks, not to talk of Morocco, who are themselves, not in total peace or don’t you know that some part wants to ceded in Morocco..the king my foot, some even claims he speaks french, english, spanish,arabic, german and every language, just because of this argument, pure desperateness,al because of Jonathan V Buhari etc..lets hear word please go to another topic

        • Ben Mustafa

          If only you knew just how vacant your brain sounded! I do not have to begrudge you for taking offense from any comment that does not glorify GEJ as Mandela, Kuan Yew and Jesus Christ combined… I’ve got better things to do. But democratic politics, you must know at least this, is a game of numbers and endorsements. I personally know how much Tijjaniyya adherents idolize their saints. The children of their most important saint who is from Senegal can pull a crowd as big or even bigger than Buhari can in your average northern Nigerian Muslim town. I tell you this from personal experience. I do not understand how you could think this cannot be exploited politically; equally baffling is how you think the Vatican, assuming it will let itself be dragged into some other country’s politics, cannot win an election for a candidate in say Brazil, northern Ireland or even in any Nigerian state dominated by Catholics through an endorsement. And you must be irredeemably dense to bring up the Israeli government here. Zionist Israel is not in anyway the centre of Judaism much less Christianity, and even it influence in the US through the AIPAC lobby is facing very serious challenges from the Obama administration, which in turn drew courage for such a confrontation because Americans, like Europeans have done, have gotten tired of America’s unconditional support for Israel’s overbearing excesses in the ME.

          You must know this too… we are all religious extremists here, Christians and Muslims, no one is guiltier than the other in this country. Otherwise all this petty hullabaloo would not arisen in the first place. Sadly, the artificiality of religion is where we draw our first identities from. Don’t tell me the Vatican or the king of Morocco have zero influence on us here. Obviously your idol GEJ disagrees with you, otherwise he would not have gone cap in hand to the king and in the process embarrassing Nigeria and Nigerians more than he has embarrassed himself. Nigeria’s Commander-in-Chief snubbed by the king of Morocco…Sheesh!

          • UOU

            Your continuation of nonsense and hallucinations would take you to nowhere chief of propaganda, Jonathan cannot, never be my idol, he is never what you people want us to believe he is, he never claimed what you what are forcing on him but all of you due to unfounded sentiments will not say the truth.However Jonathan is far away better than Buhari in this present Nigeria and world, so all your useless abuse on my person will return to sender..I need not read nor learn from your garbage of irrelevant facts, elections did not begin today in Nigeria and no former presidential candidate ever considered this senile opinion of morocco influencing anything here, of course you have got better things to do, just as you’re also in here, which other thing can be better than this contributions in which you are showing your color,that you hates Jonathan does not mean everyone must hate him, same with buhari, in all points since this elections, your group have tried to play blind politics thinking that there wont be tomorrow, mr know it all, you know about Morocco, Vatican, Israel, USA,Uk every country, it’s only and thats why you mischieviously think its only you people that know everything good and bad, what a selfish stock, mr Know all…Be reminded that at the end of the day, Jonathan or Buhari will win and life goes on

  • warry

    Brown envelope journalism is not corruption. Shame

  • The usual APC rubbish——————————what does Jonathan need d King of Morocco for–to learn how to speak Arabic or what-? This is what we call jankara news item—just to divert our attention from buhari certificate scandal—ati tinubu drug habits———–Its tinubu who needs to visit Morocco–cause they have-local herbs to cure mouth odour

    • Ben Mustafa

      Before dismissing anything you hear, try understanding it first. It’s not about Moroccans with voting rights in Nigeria. You’re probably not a Muslim so you may not appreciate the import of the gambit.

      Being conservative, 60% of Nigeria’s Muslims belong to the Sufi sect of Islam and Morocco happens to be a strategic centre of Sufi Islam. You may have heard the term ‘Tijjaniyyah’, which is arguably the most popular of all the Sufi orders in Nigeria — that word comes from the name, Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani, a Moroccan descendant of Muhammed from the city of Fez in Morocco. Many Nigerians go there on pilgrimage.

      An endorsement by the monarch of this kingdom of holy importance was supposed to boost GEJ’s standing among Nigeria’s Sufi Muslims… get it?

  • Garden-City Boy

    What the APC-JANJAWEED will not say is whether the President was calling on the “king” of Morocco to stay away from aiding in the APC funding Boko Haram. What the voodoo islamic party now calls snobbery by the islamic monarch way well be the opening of a Pandora box at the end of the day. The APC jumpy reaction is for fear of a fall-out that may further expose APC sponsorship of Boko Haram. We are waiting and watching this “king Morocco” snobbery.

  • Tosin Otitoju

    It is def true that North and West Africa ought to be linked, and maybe the Moroccan is not seeing it and Nigeria saw it first? I am proud of my country’s leadership for being the ones to reach out. The little I know, Arabs in North Africa are not opening their eyes to see themselves as Africans or even Europeans or Middle Easterners. They should be more open, there lies great wealth of culture and trade.
    Insha’Allah very soon we’ll have a train linking Lagos to Accra, to Abidjan, Dakar, and all the way to Tunis and Morocco. Nobody can stop that. I will like to help.
    RIP Ambassador Ashiru

    • Anas Alami

      we are african and proud that president support a group of terrorist called polisario to devid my country what u want to king does thats normal

    • Marouane

      My friend. Moroccans are mixed , mostly of berber origins, nearly nothing arab

    • Ben Mustafa

      If only it was done in good faith and with sincerity. GEJ did that only as a last ditch effort to energize his campaign, not as an honest diplomatic outreach. And GEJ is notorious for breaking pledges and promises, why should the king believe GEJ if he promises to reverse Nigeria’s stand on the Sahrawi Republic? And wouldn’t there even be serious moral questions if he offers to review Nigeria’s policy in return for an endorsement? That would mean our stand was not based on any sound conviction in the first place, or that we are willing to ditch every value we claim to hold dear for a pot of porridge!

  • Preco01

    Don’t blame the king, how do you expect him or his interpreters to understand one word from the mouth of a person who lies, do not honor commitments and whose mind is befuddled courtesy of akpetesi

  • Yusufu

    Seems our journalist this days type anything on google and copy and paste anything that concerns nigeria . I used to visit this brothel country for the arabs. They practically have nothing to offer but a free sex zone for the gulf arabs

    • Marouane

      Hahaha but at least we give money to your nigerian beggars storming our streets.

      • Lemmuel Odjay

        Yes, but you are not helping matters by referring to the Nigerian in a sneering jeering manner. If you are honest, you would instead ask their leaders why they are finding it hard to provide good hospitals that function, electricity that supplies both home and industry, good roads, functional schools and secured environment where you and I could walk the streets without nursing any doubts as to our safety. If you check the mood of most Nigerians today, these are the questions we have been asking our leaders and the difference this time around is, we want a CHANGE not because we are Christians or Moslems but because we want to reorder our future by our own hands. You may laugh at Nigerians today. That is the way fate has played out. But a day will come and you would see it but may not understand how, when these same Nigerian beggars in the streets of Morocco would become princes and princesses in their own country. It is non of your fault. It is the fault of Nigeria’s so-called leaders. That is why we seek CHANGE and the only thing you could do to help is discourage us from depending on those coins you throw at us on the streets of Morocco and instead address issues directly with those “foreigners” in our midst who call themselves our leaders. Anything short of this would be uncharitable. Thanks, friend

        • Marouane

          My friend. I only answered the way the comment I answered was: cowardly. Of course I want Nigerians to be king and queens in their countries.You know your country better than me. And I know mine better than the nigerians saying Morocco is nothing. Just today here are the news in major world media : “African migrants starting businesses; new lives in Morocco” source ABC news.
          In my first comment I said Nigeria should be neutral in western sahara issue and support the UN to find a solution without taking sides. So that Morocco and Nigeria can have better full ties in the future.
          Those who say Morocco is nothing important should read more news cause all major countires say the contrary. Next nigerian president : BE NEUTRAL in other countries affairs.

          • Lemmuel Odjay

            Morocco is important to both Nigeria and Africa. We cannot afford to continue missing Morocco and whatever it would take to restore relations between Africa and Morocco should be done and the time is now. The question of Western Sahara is very sensitive and it’s really difficult for neighbours to stand and watch as brothers fight and kill one another. One lesson I have learned in life about human relations and while settling any issue is the need to give and take. Once we go to the negotiating table, each party must be prepared to give and take. Please tell this to our brothers at home in Morocco. I miss and wish them well…

  • thusspokez

    “King Mohammed VI, has rejected a request from President Goodluck
    Jonathan for a telephone conversation, saying it was an “inappropriate”
    move by the Nigerian leader to curry electoral favour just weeks before
    a crucial poll.”

    So, there are many Moroccans resident in Nigeria with voting rights in the
    Nigerian election,and the Moroccan Kings thinks that a telephone conversation
    with the Nigerian president might persuade them to vote for for GEJ?

    This reports doesn’t make sense as with a lot of news on this website.

    • Ben Mustafa

      Before dismissing anything you hear, try understanding it first. It’s not about Moroccans with voting rights in Nigeria. You’re probably not a Muslim so you may not appreciate the import of the gambit.

      Being conservative, 60% of Nigeria’s Muslims belong to the Sufi sect of Islam and Morocco happens to be a strategic centre of Sufi Islam. You may have heard the term ‘Tijjaniyyah’, which is arguably the most popular of all the Sufi orders in Nigeria — that word comes from the name, Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani, a Moroccan descendant of Muhammed from the city of Fez in Morocco. Many Nigerians go there on pilgrimage.

      An endorsement by the monarch of this kingdom of holy importance was supposed to boost GEJ’s standing among Nigeria’s Sufi Muslims… get it?

      • thusspokez

        “try understanding it /”

        You need to first understand the logic in my comment.

        I wonder how many of these Nigeria Muslims have heard of Morocco and the King or for that matter where Morocco is on earth.

        Conservative? Are we talking about the same Morocco where western homosexual tourists go and to have sex will Moroccan boys and male prostitutes.

        Didn’t the King himself pardon some Europeans who where were imprisoned for abusing Moroccan boys?

        Further, why do you Muslim pack off Nigeria and go and live in Morocco and Saudia Arabia if that is where your allegiance is?

        • P Square

          Hek lili nifi

      • Lemmuel Odjay

        Ben, the forthcoming elections in Nigeria is not a Christian or Moslem affair, though it may seem so. This revolution began many years ago by some of us at home and abroad through the aid of the Internet. Many returned home partly because of the struggle. When it started, nobody ever mentioned Christianity or Islam as a condition for the change we sought. It was the complete rot of the Nigerian society, her ever sick economy which, despite handsome oil revenues never seemed to get its acts together and join the league of developed economies of the world, that brought us together. Since then, almost every Nigerian has joined the race to ask for a change. When it comes to the nitty-gritty, be assured that what is upper most on the Nigerian’s mind is how to put food on his table for his or her family without sacrificing an arm in the process; how to get the children into good schools that teach functional education; availability of potable water for all and electricity for both home and industry; a secured and friendly environment where no one is oppressed or scared to walk the streets during the day and at night; hospitals that function and motor friendly roads. Now, in any of the above listed, did you perceive the word Islam (moslem) or Christianity (christian) anywhere? Ben, I repeat that this revolution you are witnessing the beginning of is not about Islam or Christianity neither is it about Jonathan or Buhari who happens to be a catalyst to the process. It is about absolute change from nothingness to hope. If you are looking at Buhari, Jonathan, Christianity or Islam, I am afraid the true picture of things would elude you. Please stop mixing up the issue…

  • thusspokez

    Nigeria recognises the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic declared by the separatist group, the Polisario Front.

    So are most African countries. Morocco is of no importance to any Arab country let alone any African country.

    • Marouane

      hahaha your zero knowledge on world politics does not surprise me.

      • thusspokez

        What is your opposing argument? The most vapid and unintelligent people I find on the Internet are to be found mainly on Nigerian website. It is a national disgrace.

        For some unexplained reason, Nigerian websites seen to attract nincompoops — a lot of them — who are incapable of making any (opposing) arguments except to be obnoxious.

        • Marouane

          Are you talking about yourself.? Cause you’re the one who started claiming things without giving any arguments. To have me giving opposing arguments to you , you have first to give yours.

      • Isi Agwo

        Morocco is the only African nation which is not a member of African Union, it is even suspended from participating in African football, a paperweight in the Arab League, run by one family for as long as anyone can remember. Of what value is Morocco in your “world politics?”

        • Marouane

          Morocco was one the founding members of the AU. Morocco withdrew because AU later recognized the fake republic arab sahraoui of the Polisario on Moroccan land .
          Football is a sport, not politics , so I don’t see the link. Arab league is not important for Morocco, there are other institutions which Morocco is part of. Morocco. One family like the Windsors who run the UK and Commonwealth which Nigeria is part off.

  • EMMA

    WHO IS A WITNESS TO DAT NEWS. OPPOSITION EASY OH, MY COUNTRY MY LEADER GEJ AM PROUD OF YOU

  • Dominic Price

    GEJ IS A JOKE & COMPLETE WASTE OF TIMES…

    GEJ DONT WORRY – D KING WILL COME & VISIT YOU VERY SOON IN KIRIKIRI

  • bigbang

    i don’t understand how a private phone call will give GEJ a political advantage.

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  • Yisabella Ekwealor

    This is not very responsible. Nigeria is a multi-religion state. Trying to make it a religious election is wrong and dangerous. I guess Morocco doesn’t get that. They still have a bit of road before they get to this point.

    • Hadiza Okafor

      You are right. But from abroad it’s easy to make such an irresponsible call. He won’t have to suffer the consequences of a country divides by political agendas and lies.