Morocco recalls Ambassador from Nigeria over phone row with President Jonathan

Diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and Morocco worsened Tuesday as the North African country announced the immediate recall of its ambassador from Abuja, following a statement by the Nigerian government that the Moroccan monarch did not snub President Goodluck Jonathan as widely reported last week.

King Mohammed VI turned down a request by Mr. Jonathan for a telephone conversation and possibly, an invitation to Nigeria, describing the move as “inappropriate”.

The Moroccan Foreign Ministry said the request was a devious move by Mr. Jonathan to curry electoral favour than a genuine diplomatic move.

“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 statement, issued last week, read.

However, on Monday, the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement refuting the claim of the Moroccans.

The Nigerian foreign ministry claimed that King Mohammed IV of Morocco spoke to President Jonathan from France where he had gone for a visit.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also denied that the phone call was intended to confer electoral gains on Mr. Jonathan who faces a crucial electoral challenge from an invigorated opposition in two weeks.

“Since the King was in France and not in Morocco, both leaders spoke extensively over the telephone on matters of mutual interest and concern that have nothing to do with the conduct of re-scheduled elections in Nigeria.

“It is therefore preposterous to suggest that Mr President’s telephone call to the Moroccan monarch was intended to confer any electoral advantage on the President,” the statement read.

The North African nation responded furiously Tuesday, denying the claim by the Nigerian authorities, and recalling its ambassador from Nigeria.

The office of Mohammed VI denied the king ever spoke to the Nigerian president. It issued a statement describing Nigeria’s claim that a discussion took place between King Mohammed and President Jonathan as “unethical practices.”

The statement said it wished to state in the “clearest and strongest terms” that “there has never been a phone conversation” between the two leaders.

“The King’s Office categorically denies the false allegations made by Nigerian authorities about an alleged phone conversation between the Sovereign and Nigerian President,” the statement said.

The Moroccan foreign ministry also rejected the position of its Nigerian counterpart in a separate statement.

“The king has actually declined the request of the Nigerian government because it is part of the internal electioneering and this country’s fundamentally hostile positions with regard to the territorial integrity of the Kingdom,” the ministry said.

“The kingdom of Morocco expresses its astonishment and denunciation to these unethical practices that are contrary to the spirit of responsibility that must prevail in relations between states.”

Morocco said it was recalling its ambassador for “further consultations”.

Nigeria and Morocco have a history of frosty diplomatic relation due to the former’s support and recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic declared by the separatist group, the Polisario Front.

The Polisario Front, which is backed by Morocco’s neighbour, Algeria, seeks an independence for the Western Sahara region of Morocco, a move the Monarch has violently resisted.

While Nigeria’s foreign ministry claimed the conversation took place, a top official of the government confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that indeed President Jonathan was rebuffed by the Moroccan leader.

The official, who requested that his identity be protected, however denied that the president’s proposed telephone call had to do with politics. He said Mr. Jonathan had earlier spoken to Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and also wanted to reach out to Morocco on issues of mutual interest.


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  • King Carlos

    When you read that President Jonathan speaks with foreign leaders, you just Pray that he didn’t talk about nyam and goat or stealing is not corruption.

    Meanwhile, a shameless govt is at it again. Let’s see if they’ll blame APC for this too.

    • Sword of Damocles

      word! Meanwhile back at the “GOAT RANCH” that despicable criminal called David Mark went over our(we the people) head and confirmed that thug(Koro) in the Senate. These people must be made to answer for all this. How could the senate confirm Koro? They must not believe that APC will form the next government, for if they do, they would know that this issue will not DIE. Rule of LAW? yeah right!!!

      • Bye bye GEJ!

        Lieing against international govts and monarch not president for that matter is an abomination! If PDP can can shamelessly lie to this extentt don’t you think every thing about them is a lie?

  • Olusola

    Ho can a blatant liar be president of any country? Jonathan should eat the humble pie and go.

  • Spoken word

    We have a shambolic government.

    • warry

      You are shambolic. You cannot be shambolic and appreciate one who is not. When has it become a norm that any president contesting for re election should not have anything to do with foreign Heads of state? If the diplomats say there was a discussion, they were even trying to present the Moroccans as being civilized. Now I believe that there are other interests in what is happening in Nigeria.This is an eye opener

      • truth is bitter

        You are insane. So to lie is now civilised

      • FirecloudOFGOD

        The issue is not whether our President may or may not speak to other foreign heads of State. The point in contest is did GEJ speak with King of Morocco or NOT! Nigeria (GEJ) said they spoke with King of Morocco. Morocco said NO they did not; that Nigeria is telling a lie! They WENT FURTHER that they do not want to be used for electioneering purposes! That is the bone of contention. If Nigeria truly wants, they can obtain the telephone transcripts and expose the untruthfulness of the Moroccans!

      • Spoken word

        You are crazy to support such a shambolic government.may your life be as shambolic as this government.Amen.

    • Amos Adamu

      Iam not surprised ! When we have a clueless and weak President who is surrounded by incompetent advisers.

      • Spoken word

        But the are very competent when it comes to corruption.

  • udemeobong

    Going beyond the border to lie is a seriuos crime. I wish Morroco would sue Jonathan not Nigeria for this. This how inexperienced our president is. Disgracing us even outside as if we don´t deserve a little integrity. Shame indeed.

  • amazing2012

    Jonathan is a disgrace to Nigeria !

  • Emeka

    When a government can shamelessly lie against a foreign govt only to be insulted publicly like this, it speaks a lot about how worthless nigeria and its citizens have become internationally.

    No respect for Nigeria, no regard for its govt, no courtesy remaining for GEJ. He has nonsensed us

  • Clone

    this as exposed the pdp all their saying are all lies never in my life i have not seen party of lies like this

  • akins

    I believe Morocco on this incident……..

    I believe the Moroccan version of events.Next time Nigeria will buy books for its diplomats,
    whose knowledge of diplomacy has never been impressive. What’s worse impressive is
    the addiction of Nigerian diplomats to overseas travel allowances they called estacode,
    Nigerian diplomats do not read, and because they do not read, they therefore don’t think.

  • abiodun

    Morocco goverment is working in alliance with APC to Islamize Nigeria so they want to disgrace President Goodluck Jonathan. We dont need her envoy in Nigeria again. He should go and let Goodluck continues

    • D advocator

      Is this how u want to continue to live a worthless life?

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      Please stop playing the religion card, it wouñ

    • Eniolataiwo

      What a retard you are.

    • segun

      NA WA FOR YOU OH

  • Lorgic

    Ha ha ha ha !!! Shameless jona & Co. Why lie about such an issue ??? Except clueless jona wanted to add ”I spoke with Moroccan king” as another achievement/transformation by his administration.

  • Nnana Chukwu

    Na wah o, what an embarrassment. Jonathan has destroyed every respect that our country command internationally. This is not but mediocrity at the highest level.

    • redeem

      SEE HOW SOME OF U IBOS RE–ACT TO NATIONAL ISSUES————-ITS U PEOPLE THAT HAVE BROUGHT SHAME TO THEIR FATHER–WITH DRUG SMUGGLING IDEAS—-NOT JONATHAN——WHAT IS THE BUSINESS OF JONATHAN WITH MOROCCO AT THIS TIME———OF OUR HISTORY

      • Otile

        This idiotic man called Deri orbuka has gone totally insane. Who is bringing shame to Nigeria, Ijaw brainless leaders or who? Without the protection from Igbo people Ijaws and their drunken leaders would have become the derision of the African race.

        Look inward and see how Nigeria is despised today because of Ijaw bungling leadership. Nonsense

      • Lenz

        Exactly.

        What is the business of Jonathan in clawing so desperately to an imaginary farce of a phone call with the Moroccan sovereign?

        Ask Jonathan that question, please. And stop abusing Igbos.

        Igbos are not the ones calling Morocco.

        • Otile

          The imbecile has no common sense to see that his Ijaw tribesman was begging begging the Arabs for favor and they turned him down. His hatred for Igbo will cost him dearly when the time comes.

          • Lenz

            na wao!

          • redeem

            ASK THE SPIRIT OF OJUKWU WHAT HE WAS DOING WITH THE KING OF MOROCCO

          • Otile

            What are a bunch of Ijaw traitors calling the Moroccan king for? Why are lying that your tribesmen never called the Moroccans? Shameless tribe.

      • Nnana Chukwu

        I see you’ve got nothing to and there is no need going into argument with you cos you like insight and good reasoning

      • Nnana Chukwu

        I see you’ve got nothing to say and there is no need going into argument with you cos you lack insight and good reasoning,

    • Tunsj

      I couldn’t agree more. He has no class.

  • Du Covenant

    I thought with GEJ we have made progress?. Never in the history of our dear country have we been so riddiculed by fellow African countries. Our army chiefs have disgraced the nation for allowing politicians use them for dirty tricks instead to defending the integrity of the country. African countries look up to Nigeria for many reasons, the shoeless PhD holder threw all out of the window. May God help us!..

    • Lenz

      It is really a pity.

      Now we are told yesterday that the largest military coalition yet from the nations of Niger, Chad and Cameroon crossed the borders into northern Nigeria to flush out Boko Haram extremists. Tomorrow Jonathan and Nigerian troops will “drive through” and claim “victory’, take pictures, slap hands and what not.

      And people will still vote and argue for this man.

      What shame to a country by a man called Goodluck Jonathan!

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Morroco actually means nigeria natural grass or hemp in my locality. So their refutal could have been ifluenced by that grass

  • NwaMbaise

    Whether it is true or not, this is very undiplomatic of Morocco, and such an act by the NIgerian officials, if it was committed as quoted, does not warrant such a drastic action by a brother African country. Apart from their islamic agenda, Morocco is like a butterfly that thinks it is a bird. In their minds, they are Europeans, and so any body South Saharan Africa is substandard to them. Recall how they refused to host AFCON because of ebola.

  • basil edoma

    Why do PT keep stoking fire where it’s not needed. And why must I believe that the king of Morocco doesn’t want to speak with the president??? It just does not ring true… And as for all you moronic APC pawns y’all better be careful so you don’t end up being just another propaganda for your mumu leader, Buhari…

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    If the king of Morocco speaks With PRESIDENT GEJ, then, BUHARI, OYEGUN, TINUBU, AMAECCHI will VOTE for GEJ and PDP?
    For those who not understand sarcasm, what I mean is that the king of Morrocco is of no SIGNIFANCE WHATSOEVER With regard to the electioneering that is going on in Nigeria. I am very convince that 99.99999999% of Nigerian are just hearing for the first time that Morocco has a king. Does the king of Morocco has any Electoral value in Nigeria? Are Moroccans eligible to vote in Nigeria? Diplomatic row between nations is common and should not be related to the upcoming elections in Nigeria. UNLESS MOROCCO is dabbling into Nigerias’s internal affairs by SPONSORING APC!!!

    VOTE GEJ and PDP for sustainable TRANSFORMATION of NIGERIA!!!!

    • Lenz

      Fine.

      So, why on earth does the Nigerian presidency appear so desperate to grasp at the ‘imaginary’ notion that a phone call by GEJ to somebody of “no SIGNIFICANCE WHATSOEVER” (your exact words) took place?

      Like the PDP-led government, you are the one giving yourself headache here.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Not significance whatsoever in the context of Nigeria elections. Do not text my Words out of context. The king of Morocco is significant and reverred by the Moroccans.

        • Lenz

          Why are you confusing yourself even more?

          If as you say the King of Morocco has no “significance whatsoever in the context of Nigeria elections” — then why does the “Nigerian presidency appear so desperate to grasp at the imaginary notion that a phone call by GEJ to [this person] took place?”

          Those were my exact words before and the same question applies even more so now after your reply.

          Can you give a coherent answer?

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            The Nigerian government said there was a conversation while the Moroccan government (according to PM) said there was no conversation. WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?

          • Lenz

            Lol… is that a trick question?

            “The Nigerian government said…”

            Why would I readily believe people who said “stealing is not corruption”? or initially that the Chibok girls were not missing?

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            Do you believe yourself (not in yourself)?

          • Lenz

            I believe you are not to be belIeved or even heard.That’s for sure.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            I am not surprised. Your lack of self esteem is clearly exposed by Your support for a Foreign land against Your nation!!!

          • Lenz

            I’m not surprised either. Your compound stupidity is belied by your daft and wilful ignorance of the nuances of international diplomacy.

    • NIGERIA

      People like you shall be banned from thinking,it was said Aminu Wali one of your ministers suggested to Dumbo on having phone chart and possible state visit to Nigeria by Moroccan King so that PDP might get sympathy votes from Sufism followers in Nigeria.This was similar to what President Shagari did in 1983 by inviting the Pope to bless him ahead of election.The planned has now failed so Aminu Wali might lose his job and possibly be replaced with Buruji Kashamu. I believed DAVID MARK and his co travelers in the senate can clear him for the job.

  • redeem

    The entire story does not make sense one little bit———-I am even wondering how Morocco–can add a feather to the ongoing election campaign of the president————–Sometimes I wonder the type of Editors we have in PT—are these trained jounalist who cannot use their editorial judgement on sensitive stories like this——Was Jonathan the one who initiated the idea of supporting POLISARIO————–?———–The trouble withh the president is that he has not got seasoned diplomats to handle—his affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs—–where ARE SEASONED DIPLOMATS LIKE AMBASSADOR HART-AMONG OTHERS————–TIME FOR THE PRESIDENT TO FIRE–THE MINISTER—HE MUST HAVE COOKED UP THIS FAKE STORY TO ENABLE HIM CURRY THE FAVOR–OF BUHARI

    • Otile

      Nonesense. We don’t know what happened. Ijaws are very fund of currying favors with officials whenever money is involved. Nobody knows which Ijaw man initiated the said conversation that is now causing embarrassment to Nigeria.

  • Wähala

    Dr. Dumbo took his lies and deceit international and has taken a boot in the ass, thought he was dealing with docile Nigerians where either FFK, Doyin Okupe, Abati ati Olisa Metuh, can just wake up one morning and tell us that no girls are missing in Chibok. To recall an Ambassador in a minor issue as telling the simple truth tells the difference between the leaderships of both nations. Dumbo too should reciprocate by insisting that lying is not unethical… just as stealing is not corruption to him. The Monarch wished to state in… “clearest and strongest terms” (that) “there has never been a phone conversation”… The King’s Office categorically denies the false allegations made by Nigerian authorities about an alleged phone conversation between the Sovereign and Nigerian President.” As if to rob it in, the Moroccan foreign ministry also rejected the position of its Nigerian counterpart in a separate statement… The king has actually declined the request of the Nigerian government because it is part of the internal electioneering and this country’s fundamentally hostile positions with regard to the territorial integrity of the Kingdom… The kingdom of Morocco expresses its astonishment and denunciation to these unethical practices that are contrary to the spirit of responsibility that must prevail in relations between states.” – Mad Moroccans

    Today, the unethical practices were aptly demonstrated by the Nigerian Senate in confirming a thug that should have been locked up for election malpractices, a Bow&Go situation orchestrated by a voice vote amidst loud protest and noisy public outcry this Nigerian PDP Government ignored. Shameless lot. Good for them this condemnation is coming from far away North Africa.

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      There was a phone Call to inquire from the Moroccans about their alleged involvement in sheddy deals in Nigeria. To hide their shame, Morocco decide to run away from Nigeria.

      • Wähala

        If there was, Dumbo-led Govt. would have provided the transcripts to buttress their argument, just as they did with former CBN Gov. Sanusi and Hajjia Yero… Go Sitdon! I’m too smart for your minion mind. Olosi!

        • Godfrey Etokebe

          Confidential information are never dissipated to ”WITCHES CHOP FINISH PIKINS” like you!!!

          • Wähala

            Dry joke… No time for idyiots today. Get lost!

          • truth is bitter

            I wonder why they let people like you survived the civil war.

          • Wähala

            Again, referencing the civil war is in bad taste… I survived it too and lots of other sane Igbos.
            Better is, “I wonder why you weren’t flushed down the toilet with the used condom”. Take note!

          • truth is bitter

            Not all ibos. Just this loose cannon.

          • Wähala

            RESPECT! for reading my mind. No shaking here pal, me too recognize what provocation is.

          • Otile

            Many of your ilk will perish in the forthcoming war. No hiding place for Ijaw traitors this time around.

  • ogechi

    I tot the president’s men said there wasn’t a call Snub?!##gosh

    • kelvin

      Ouch!!

  • excel

    Jona keep fooling yourself around because of election, desperation will destroy gej/pdp. Send dollar as usual and try again the clueless one. Mach4CHANGE

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      APC’S MONEY has been TRACED to MOROCCO. It is unconstitutional for a political party in Nigeria to receive Money from Foreign government(s) like APC has done. MOROCCO is RUNNING AWAY!!!

  • redeem

    REMOVE THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS——————-HE IS USELESS–ELECTION OR NO ELECTION—–TIME FOR THE PRESIDENTS HANDLERS TO SPEAK UP ON THE MATTER—NIGERIA NEEDS TO SEE HOW MOROCCO TREATS NIGERIANS—————–IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD———–

    • Otile

      Ijaw drunkards are very dishonest aborigines. You cannot rely on their word, they can even betray their mothers when they see money. Is it not the Ijaw congenital lying and betrays the cost Isaac Adaka Boro his head? The Ijaw race should be very careful and set dishonesty aside, lest they will to be drowned to the last man because of their past dubious deeds. The impending war is inevitable. Ijaws have no place to hide and cannot escape this time around.

      • redeem

        OJUKWU TRUSTED THE MOROCCANS TO GIVE HIM————-BIAFRA

        • Otile

          Adaka Boro betrayed Igbo people at the expense of his life. Drunk aborigine.

  • ogechi

    JONA DON KORO

  • AncientFactfinder7

    The Moroccans are like their Arab brothers,irrespective of being situated in Africa,they treat the black man like lower beings whether you are a muslim or not;to the point ISIS will have nothing to do with boko haram because they are made of blacks.If you know these people well you will know their distaste for the black man is more sour than the normally accused whites.Any wonder they labelled ebola a black disease hence stood out of hosting the cup of nations.My problem however is the fact the black muslims despite all these facts still acquiesce to them in a slave like manner,willing rather to be enslaved for the sake of answering the name ‘muslim’

    • Ibraheem Aruna

      Several of your assertions are correct. Let Boko haram go. Does the Blackman, the Nigerian in particular realise his role as an emancipator of the black race? If we did we would not have been saddled with our leader debating with the an unelected, king of a kingdom. No black leader worth his salt with a sense of African history, would clamour for a conversation with an Arab leader, a race that has a very low opinion of his race. This is a fall out of bad leadership, divide and rule, exploitation of religious differences and ethnic bigotry in the absence of an inclusive leadership.

    • Aparicion

      And the White man holds his Christian brothers in such high regard eh?

  • ogechi

    If There WAS A PHONE CALL CONVERSATION OR NOT,AMERICA WILL KNOW

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      And so what?

    • AncientFactfinder7

      Am surprised you got 5 upvotes for such a inferior complexed comment,so what if America knows ? Shouldn’t we have shed that imperialist shoulder chip mentality

      • tundemash

        Cl0wn, Ogechi is only echoing Dumbo Jo who claimed on national TV that if indeed $20bn was embezzled America would know because it is American dollars !

        Can you now ask Dumbo when he will be shedding that imperialist shoulder chip mentality please ?

        • AncientFactfinder7

          vermin I am very versatile in the gutter if that is where you want to go,I have nothing to do with your President so dont refer me to him,as far as I am concerned he is an embarrassment and a failure so you should go and ask him yourself

          • tundemash

            I have no doubt you are “versatile in the gutter ” but certainly you are short in intellect as you clearly displayed in your response to Ogechi. And instead of you to take corrections, u further display amazing stup1dity proudly telling me you are “versatile in the gutter”; whatever that means. First learn how to compose and complete a simple sentence.

      • Contact Point

        You are not following it, but those that were following it understands Ogechi well. So take your small brain to dumbo, maybe both of you will contest on the dumbest brain competition.

  • deji

    Jonathan is a serial liar
    I expect the United States to toe the same line with Morocco. Dumbo Jonathan lied bare face to US via Kerry and the rest of the world, that the Feb 14 election will not be postponed.

  • Chukwudi Boniface

    Morocco is a Muslim Country, if GEJ succeeded in pulling him to come and visit, he would widely propagate it that he is friendly to muslims and a fellow muslim king has endorsed him. That’s the trick he wanted to sell to Northern Nigeria, but he never knew that Moroccans has played politics more than 10,000 years before any Ijaw person. From ancient times till now.

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    No nation recalls its ambassador because of a Telephone conversation. MOROCCO HAS BEEN CAUGHT TO BE INVOLVED IN SERIOUS BREACH of INTERNATIONAL LAWS against the NIGERIAN STATE and IT’S PEOPLE!!!

    • Omoagunmate

      You are a fake. I guess you see nothing wrong with some assholes in government using the name of the Federal Republic of Nigerian to lie openly against another head of a sovereign state. Jonathan is fast dragging whatever little pride and respect we had into the gutter. 28 of March can’t come soon enough. We all await his next trick from his bag of deceits.

  • tundemash

    hmmmm …. Dumbo finally ridiculed Nigeria ….. lies taken to international level …… shameless serial liar …… just shows some people have dignity far higher than Nigerians …. anyone who can tell a simple lie korokoro will not bat an eyelid to slit your throat; Dumbo is a criminal !

  • ogbuefiakajiaku

    Morocco is not a country of repute. Nigerians should stop making the country of morocco feel important. If they are serious they should stop RoyalAirMaroc from Lagos route.
    Morocco a country that is broke and asking Qatar for help is not worth our mention and it is not even a democratic country so what is the big deal.

    • Olu

      Do you think your president have a clue? People say he is clueless. I hope that explain why PDP government is making Morocco feel important.

  • abdallah M.

    Current Nigerian government is shameless.

  • Chukwudi Boniface

    You see friends without jobs asking you for airtime/cash & when you send & they buy data, they turn around & come online & Shout Transformation!!smh….Transforming What Exactly?

  • Tunsj

    Jonathan is a pathological liar. This guy lie so shamelessly, brazenly and blatantly.

  • ogbuefiakajiaku

    please be patriotic and show your self worth.Morocco is not a country of repute. Nigerians should stop making the country of morocco feel important. If they are serious they should stop RoyalAirMaroc from Lagos route.
    Morocco a country that is broke and asking Qatar for help is not worth our mention and it is not even a democratic country so what is the big deal.

    • DD

      Go and tell that to the mumu Jonathan who is famzzing them.

    • Olu

      Do you think your president have a clue? People say he is clueless. I hope that explains why PDP government is making Morocco feel important.

    • Ade

      Good comment.!

    • Hothead

      The issue is this : Your PDP and its moribund Government has once again carried their shameful habit of telling cheap lies and morbid cover-up to the outside world. Dumbo Joe and his clownish, half-clever officials have once again embarrassed Nigeria. Dont misplace your patriotism, did you get it?

  • ogbuefiakajiaku

    President Barack Obama’s administration on Thursday denied a letter to the Gambia’s authoritarian leader which said Gambians have “much to celebrate” represented an endorsement of his rule.

    The letter, sent to mark the Gambia’s 50th anniversary of independence on February 18, was published by the pro-government Daily Observer. “We congratulated only the people of the Gambia, and not Jammeh,” an administration official told AFP.”We continue to have serious differences with the government of the Gambia across a range of issues, including its human rights record.”

    • Aparicion

      What does this have to do with Gambia?

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    Sooner or later the truth shall be told. Who knows if APC and BOKO HARAM MONEY ROUTE THROUGH MOROCCO and has been DISCOVERED?

    • Tunsj

      Facts are meaningless to delusional people like you.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Whjat facts? Morocco recalled its ambassador because of a Telephone Call? Tell that to brain dead APC members!!!

        • Tunsj

          Stick to the facts and stop behaving like a 2 year old.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      LIAR. LIE IS NOT GOOD. YOU CAN SEE THAT JONOTHING ANNOUNCED ONE OF HIS MANY LIES AND THE MOROCCAN KING GOT ANGERED.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Sour grapes about our recognition of Polisario Front, western Sahara and our good ties with Israel. Morocco should be ignored,Nigeria is way too big to be joining issues with the undemocratic fiefdom.

    • Maria

      Jonathan and his almajeri PDP people are the sponsors of boko haram. We learn Jonathan holds regular meeting with Imam Shekau of Boko haram.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      NOTHING LIKE POLISARIO HERE. JONATHAN MUST GO!!!!!!

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      HE WAS LYING AGAINST THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO WHICH IS UNACCEPTABLE BY MORALLY STRENGTH OF THE MOROCCO’S PRINCIPLES. JONOTHING CAN TELL LIE TO NIGERIANS, TAWANDA CAN TELL LIES IN DISQUSS FORUM NIGERIANS WILL OVERLOOK YOU. BUT OTHERS APART OF NIGERIANS CANNOT.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Morocco ought to respect the rights to self determination of the people of western Sahara,also that despot must relinquish the democratic rights of the people of Morocco which is presently under confiscation in his palace .

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          THIS IS NOT OUR CONCERN. WE ARE MORE INTO HOW NIGERIA BECAME SO DOWNTRODDEN BECAUSE OF JONOTHINGS INCAPACITY TO LEAD.

    • truth is bitter

      Have known you for long. No sensible word have even come out of your mouth.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      FOR YOU I COPY AND PASTE.
      The office of Mohammed VI denied the king ever spoke to the Nigerian president. It issued a statement describing Nigeria’s claim that a discussion took place between King Mohammed and President Jonathan as “unethical practices.”

  • Lawrence Agha

    What political advantage can President Goodluck Jonathan possibly get from a non-democratic state, like Morocco? In this period of election in Nigeria, some people seem to place themselves way above their real value. If Morocco recalls its Ambassador, Nigeria should do same. A telephone conversation with the King of Morocco will give a political advantage to President Jonathan, please! How many of Nigerian electorates know the king of Morocco, and how many will care to listen to whatever he has to say?

  • Maria

    Jonathan thinks everyone is full of deceits like him…. Jonathan is a pure crimnal.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    ALL NIGERIANS MUST WAKE UP. JONATHAN IS ON THE TRACK OF DESTRUCTION THE NIGERIAN STATE AND THE REASON IS RELATED TO HIS DEFINITE FAILURE IN THE COMING ELECTION.

  • deji

    More International Pressure, and massive internal protest, is required in the days ahead to force Jonathan out as he does not want to leave in peace.

  • The people

    Poor Jonathan, wading from one self inflicted disaster to the other but his greatest diasaster awaits him at the end of the month. The cries of the suffering masses, the weeping of orphans and widows and despair of the people suffering in the mist of plenty whether north or south, east or west would reach the almighty.

  • New Nation

    This clueless and desperate man keep embarrassing himself and this great Nation home and away. Every Nigerians of Godly conscience everywhere must as a matter of urgency rise up to save our father land. We must not allow this man to continue to drag the Nation into the mud with him afterall “he doesn’t give a damn”. Nigerians Arise!

  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    What I don’t get is how they think lies can cover every shortcoming. Tell the truth always, and the truth shall set you free! Usually they are the first to brand everyone liars. Who has been caught again, and again now?

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    What is the BIG DEAL about a Moroccan king and Nigeria?

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      EUROPE.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Is MOROCCO in Europe and why Europe?

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          EUROPE RECOGNISE HIM AND VERILLY RESPECT HIM.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            Every country recognize him but what has that to do you With Nigeria elections?

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            IF JONATHAN RIGGED THE ELECTIONS HE CAN MAKE HIM SOME SORT OF COVERING.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            You are utterly wrong!!! GEJ does not fit the Picture!!!!

  • redeem

    WHAT WAS THE SENSE IN JONATHAN WANTING TO TALK TO THE KING OF MOROCCO—?——————I DONT GET–it——————-WHAT DOES JONATHAN INTEND TO GAIN FROM SUCH A CONVERSATION–FOR HEAVENS SAKE——-LOOK AT–THE MESS—–THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF INTO–WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ADVISED HIM–TO TALK TO THESE PEOPLE———————-IN MOROCCO AND WHAT FOR——-WHAT A SHAME

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      JONOTHING WANT TO GET ENDORSEMENT BY FRANCE FOR HIS INTENDED 28MARCH ELECTIONS RIGGING.

    • Wähala

      Abi ooo?
      Deri, me ma follow you tire o for dis one praaah!
      Maybe, Dumbo was trying to negotiate a hide-out for after he loses the coming election.
      You never can read the mind of an Aborigine and Dumbo might not be as dumb as we’re crediting him with…
      His plan could be, while folks look for him in South Africa, ihm go go tanda for Morocco drinking Arab tea with crossed legs for desert, after converting to Islam like his pal Abu Shekau suggested. Again, you never really know with a drunk. Hahaha chei!

    • Otile

      An ijaw man can easily lose his senses at the sight of wine and money. Who knows which ijaw man initiated the call to ask the Arabs for favor? Are you so daft as not to know the behavior of your people? Nonesese.

      • Wähala

        So you too recognized Deri Redeem… thought he was your pali-pali, 5 & 6?

        • Otile

          There’s no hiding place for the idiot_oo.

          • New Nation

            He also post as tyson. That’s Deri for you.

  • Jack

    Morocco doesn’t know they’re dealing with a confirmed fraudulent Nigerian Govt under a dubious and born liar Jonathan

    • redeem

      MAY BE THEY WILL RATHER DEAL WITH A JIHADIST CERTIFICATE FORGER LIKE BUHARI OR A DRUG ADDICT SUCH AS TINUBU

      • Jack

        I do not respond to fictional statements, tell the reality and I shall respond to you like human being but for now an animal making stuffs up. Thank you!

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        LIAR!!!

      • Otile

        Maybe the Moroccans don’t want to deal with a lying treacherous Ijaw drunkard like you asking them for favor.

  • redeem

    THE—-MOST ANNOYING THING HERE IS THAT–THE MFA IS REFUSING TO OPEN HER MOUTH ON THE MATTER———-TELL US WHAT HAPPENED——————————————-

    • Wähala

      Deri, Calm down…
      Who’s the MordaFcukingAsshole (MFA) biko?

    • Otile

      No more senseless Ijaw should open his/her ogogoro stinking mouth on the already fouled matter. Nonesense

      • redeem

        @WAHALA———–LOOK——————-AT AN IBO MAN—————TALKING ABOUT———–HIS PARENTS –MOROCCO DECEIVED OJUKWU——————–DURING THE WAR NOT JONATHAN———-AWARE IT WAS IN MOROCCO THAT OJUKWU HELD MOST OF HIS MEETINGS–WITH HIS WAR LORDS

        • Fairgame

          That person no be Ibo man. Ibo man get sense.

        • Otile

          We are talking about Ijaw treachery not about Ojukwu. Then why are the Ijaws begging the Moroccan king for favor? Use some common sense if you have any.

          See, your ogogoro delusion mixed with onset of Alzheimer has made you to address Otile as WAHALA. Go and drink poison and die, your life is worthless.

      • Charles Owolabi

        Otile why is everything in your openion based on ethnicity?
        These senseless Ijaws as you put it in your posting have been the ones feeding Nigeria all these years.
        Please show some respect.
        You are way out of line.
        behave !!

  • segun

    JONA MUST GO

    • redeem

      MUMU———-MAY BE BUHARI ATI TINUBU WILL BE DOING SIMILAR THINGS–CARRYING THEIR HAND LUGGAGE—————————-ALSO

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    What value has Nigeria’s relationship With Morocco added to the lives of the Nigerian People?

    • Aparicion

      Nigeria has no relationship with Morocco.

    • Rommel

      so why is the PDP led federal government embarrassing Nigeria if the relationship is of no value?

    • Jujubeans

      You are sooooo apalling!

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    I AM QUITE SURE THAT IF ITS WERE OBASANJO THE MOROCCAN KING CAN NEVER SNUB HIM. HE REGARD OBASANJO AS A FATHER BECAUSE OF OBASANJO’S FRIENSHIP WITH HIS LATE FATHER KING MUHAMMAD THE FIFTH.
    GONE ARE THE DAYS, WHEN THE FATHER OF THIS KING WAS RUNNING BEHIND OBASANJO TO SAVE HIM FROM A UNITED NATION RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SAHARA POLISARIO REVOLUTION.

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      The Picture is now becoming clearer. That is the reason that MOROCCO has been used as a RUNAWAY for funds and weapons to BOKO HARAM abd APc!!!!

      • Aparicion

        So you’re not the least bit concerned that the Nigerian government shoved a blatant lie in your face?

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        STOP TELLING LIES.

      • Jujubeans

        You guys and your Goodluck really need to GO! You make Nigerians look sooooooo bad!

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    NOW JONATHAN’S FAILURES ARE ASSUMING AN INTERNATIONAL PATTERN. MAY GOD SAVE NIGERIA.

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      APC’S failure is GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED!! Ask Mccain in the US!!!!

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        JHON MCCAIN. LET ME QUOTE FOR YOU WHAT HESAID ABOUT JONOTHING PERSONALLY NOT EVEN JONOTHING PARTY.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        STOP LYING ON INTERNATIONAL FIGURES. YOU SEE YOUR JONOTHING TRAVAILS WITH MOROCCAN KING. SO DONT LIE ON MCCAIN. MARINES ARE CLOSER TO NIGERIAN SHORES THEY CAN PICK YOU AND YOUR PRINCIPAL JONOTHING

        • Fairgame

          See Morrocco. Abegi. It is only evil APC supporters who take delight in sabotaging their country that will make this news. God thank you. Morrocco has shown a good example. Their rantings will not earn their islamist fundamentalist candidate Bokohari any points because he will be defeated soundly. So let all the islamists funding islamism and sharia in Nigeria recall their ambassadors too. It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight.

    • Fairgame

      All evil APC’s desperate acts to discredit the government in Nigeria in order to seize political power has fallen like a pack of cards. Next step for evil APC is prison for Bokohari and their key leaders.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        STOP TELLING LIE IT IS NOT GOOD.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        I MIGHT BE CLOSER TO JONOTHING THAN YOU.

  • Soja

    Your majesty, kindly pardon us. Our president is a well known compulsive serial liar, he can’t help it but lie about everything. We are not all like that in Nigeria, he’s an accidental president and the mistake is about to be corrected in about 2 weeks.

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      His highness, the integrity of Nigeria is SACROSANCT. Do not meddle in Our affairs.

      • Soja

        You are the one meddling in his affairs by trying to use his name to commit fraud. And being a man of integrity unlike our own “recruitment error” here, he quickly exposed the liar to the whole world to see.

      • New Nation

        My dear how much are they paying you to betray your Nation and sell out your soul. Its not worth it! After jonaTAN(in may 2015) Nigeria ‘ll still be here. I can assure you,we ‘ll RESTORE our father’s land squandered glory by your pay masters. Kindly return their stipends and join this train. Its not about APC or PDP. ITS ABOUT OUR FATHERS LAND. Jonathan is big disgrace.

        • Godfrey Etokebe

          I shall never a part of the SCOUNDRELS called APC.
          VOTE GEJ and PDP for sustainable TRANSFORMATION of NIGERIA!!!

  • Guguru

    So, Jonathan is a liar. Where are the e-rats to defend another blatant lie?

  • uddy

    What really is Nigeria’s foreign policy? I have no idea. Is Nigeria still the giant of africa? No. This government is so desperate that they are seeking endorsement everywhere and in the process disgracing us all.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    PDP led by president Ebele Jonathan has reached the state of saturation with deceitful norm of culture of governance with lie after and massive looting,stealing is not corruption and embezzlement practices of our national patrimony.What Jonathan takes as normal culture of tell9ing Nigerians lies have finally backfired against PDP led by president Ebele Jonathan with the burst of ddiplomatic row with Morocco king.Shameless and embarrassing president Jonathan.

  • Rommel

    President Jonathan has destroyed Nigeria’s economy and now,he is busy tearing up any reputation we may have in the international community,what has Nigeria done to this man?

  • shegxy

    jonothing and his supporter take this L

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    A JOURNAL WITH INTERNATIONAL REPUTE MADE THIS AS HEADING FOR JONATHAN MOROCCOGATE.
    After America and S. Africa, Nigeria’s Jonathan Causes Row With Morocco As Nation Withdraws Ambassador

    Nigeria had said Morocco was lying by publicizing that Nigeria called the premiere to discuss political advantage for president Jonathan

    “The kingdom of Morocco expresses its astonishment and denunciation to these unethical practices that are contrary to the spirit of responsibility that must prevail in relations between states.”

    “The King’s Office categorically denies the false allegations made by Nigerian authorities about an alleged phone conversation between the Sovereign and Nigerian President,” the statement said.

    Morocco said it was recalling its ambassador for “further consultations”

    • Fairgame

      It is only evil APC supporters who take delight in sabotaging their country that will make this news. God thank you. Morrocco has shown a good example. Their rantings will not earn their islamist fundamentalist candidate Bokohari any points because he will be defeated soundly. So let all the islamists funding islamist and sharia in Nigeria recall their ambassadors too. It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        STOP LYING!!! THE INTERNET IS UNDER WATCH!!!

        • Fairgame

          Lying ke? No one can take that title from Liar Muhammed.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            ACT OF DESPERATION. ABEG GO TAKE OGOGORO COOL YOUR TEMPER.

  • Fairgame

    Morocco the birth place of islamist in Africa ah praise God. All the islamist reps in Nigeria should please follow Morocco’s example and recall their ambassadors too.

    • Umar Dendi

      Wow!
      Should Asari also follow?
      Last I checked he’s a Muslim!

      • Fairgame

        All islamists are muslims but not all muslims are islamists. People like you and Bokohari believe that any good muslim must be an islamist which by definition is an intolerant, violent and murderous person and who fights the cause of his Alla until all submit to Allah and declare that Muhammed is his prophet or are killed. And all live under sharia law. God punish you and your likes.

        • Umar Dendi

          Wow!
          I hear the snivels of a dieing brute!
          good riddance!

  • Fairgame

    See Morrocco. Abegi. It is only evil APC supporters who take delight in sabotaging their country that will make this news. God thank you. Morrocco has shown a good example. Their rantings will not earn their islamist fundamentalist candidate Bokohari any points because he will be defeated soundly. So let all the islamists funding islamist and sharia in Nigeria recall their ambassadors too. It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight.

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    • Guguru

      Really?

      • stella

        yes brother

        • Guguru

          LOL. Why don’t you sell the idea to the population in a nation with 60 percent poverty rate. Don’t you think your idea will be more meaningful to the poor? How much did WEALTHZONE pay you to make such comments? Do you by any chance employ characteristics of a 419er?

          • Charles Owolabi

            Nigeria has a poverty rate of 32 percent not 60 percent – federal office of statistics- please give accurate information .

          • rudeboy 777

            Which Nigeria are you talking about? Office of statistics what a joke!

          • Charles Owolabi

            Do you have alternatives ? Please present your alternative or keep your mouth shut.

          • Charles Owolabi

            Maybe we should use the rude boy office of statistics. LOL

          • Guguru

            World Bank’s National Economic Report for Nigeria in 2013 states that poverty In Nigeria is above 60%.

          • Charles Owolabi

            Please stop quoting false statistics. Look up country report on Nigeria 2014 done by the world bank. Poverty rate for Nigeria is 32 percent.
            Don’t be fooled by what Soludo wrote. His entire write up was based on self manufactured statistics.

  • New Nation

    NIGERIANS HOME AND ABROAD SHOULD REALISE THAT THIS IS NOT ABOUT APC OR PDP, BUT THE NEED TO RESTORE OUR NATIONS LOST GLORY. WE MUST ALL WAKE UP TO USE ALL PEACEFUL AND LEGAL MEANS TO CHASE THIS CLUELESS MAN IN THE VILLA BACK TO HIS VILLAGE WHERE HE BELONGS. ENOUGH OF THIS DISGRACE AND EMBARRASSMENT. HE CAN’T GIVE WHAT HE DOESN’T HAVE!

  • ogaokpia

    Nigeria supports those that the King of Morocco and his people have been
    oppressing for several decades. The King of Morocco has rejected and
    refused to obey many international treaties about the Saharawi people.
    The King of Morocco closed its doors to other Africans in the last AFCON
    Games. The height of intolerance and arrogance. Africans traveled
    during the period of Ebola to Europe, USA, China, etc. They were not
    barred, like the King of Morocco did. I do not know what we gain by
    giving this tyrant an opportunity to sell his ego? Of course Morocco
    like most Arab countries support Apc’s General Buhari, their fellow
    Muslims and supports his campaign financially to Islamize Nigeria

  • Guguru

    In 2014, Morocco was ranked 80th in the corruption perception index. Nigeria was ranked 136th on the same index.

    In 2014, Morocco was ranked 77th in the Global Competitiveness Index. Nigeria was ranked 120th on the same index.

    Morocco has a GDP per capita that is higher than that of Nigeria.

    Life expectancy in Morocco is 71 years. Life expectancy in Nigeria is 52 years.

    Poverty rate in Morocco is about 8.9%. Poverty rate in Nigeria is about 60%.

    So, why would the Moroccan King not snub the criminal who claims to be the President of Nigeria? Can you give me a good reason?

    • Fairgame

      See Morrocco. Abegi. It is only evil APC supporters who take delight in sabotaging their country that will make this news. God thank you. Morrocco has shown a good example. Their rantings will not earn their islamist fundamentalist candidate Bokohari any points because he will be defeated soundly. So let all the islamists funding islamism and sharia in Nigeria recall their ambassadors too. It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight.

    • Wähala

      I can’t… ask Deri Redeem!

    • ogaokpia

      You talk out of point. What is the population and land mass of Morocco? The Land mass of Morocco is 446,550 km², its population is 33.01 million (2013). Morocco has been in existence for several years being the slave route than Nigeria. So compare apple for apple and hide your jihadist hatred behind your dog

      • Guguru

        Ogaokpia,

        What has land mass to do with the capacity for a nation to do well? Nigeria has more people than Morocco. So, Nigeria should be doing better than Morocco because it has more human resources to produce more.

        98% of Moroccans have access to electricity. Only 48% of Nigerians have access to electricity.

        Morocco has a population of about 33 million people. Nigeria has a population of about 170 million.

        • Rotimi Lawanson

          So what? Nigeria is taking off late! Big deal! You can either take advantage of the opportunities the situation presents or you can sit here and lament about how others have done better than Nigeria in the past or present. I know that my future is in God’s hands and mine. I am leveraging opportunities that are here rather than complaining and whining like a little kid. South Africans, Chinese, Indians are here making billions and fools keep complaining. Sit there and complain. I will create!

          • Guguru

            Rotimi,

            Nigeria is taking off? With what wings and engines is Nigeria taking off? Did you miss the reality that the naira has been falling in value for the last three months or were you hiding under a rock when all this were happening? If Nigeria is taking off then the naira ought not to be falling like a rock. You put your future in God’s hand? Have you seen God before or are you creating an image of an invisible friend in your head? You are actually leveraging opportunities? Who taught you haw to say the word, “leverage”? What I see you creating is a lot of dissonance and incoherent thoughts. You have made so much of them that I think you should keep quiet before you disgrace yourself any further.

      • Naija Poet

        But Ethiopia has also being in existence much longer! Haiti has also been in existence much longer! They are also two of the poorest countries in the world, although Ethiopia has made some progress in recent years. On the other hand, China has a large population and land mass, but has been transforming itself much as Singapore with few people and and a lot less land mass. How about Botswana and Mauritius, with fewer population but better prosperity. It is the way you manage the country and it’s resources as well as the productivity of those resources?

        • Guguru

          Nice.

    • redeem

      MAY BE IT TOOK MOROCCO ONLY 4 YRS OF THE KINGS RULE TO PROVIDE LIGHT WATER—AMONG OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES TO THEIR PEOPLE—WE HAVE NOTING IN COMMON WITH MOROCCO————–JONATHAN WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE DONE WITH HE DID

      • Guguru

        Redeem,

        Your statement is a perfect example of why going to the right school with the right teachers matter a great deal. So, let me ask you: In what continent or planet would you likely find Nigeria and Morocco based on your unusual claim that we have nothing in common— Pluto, Asia, Jupiter, Africa, Earth, etc?

    • Charles Owolabi

      Guguru there is no doubt that Morocco maybe ahead of Nigeria in some of the economic and social indicators mentioned above but that is only for a short moment.
      Our difficulty as a nation has been the amalgamation of two different countries Southern and Northern Nigeria in 1914 people with different ideologies about economic development and social advancement.
      While the South led by the likes of the Great Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dr Nnamdi Azikewe fondly called Zik of Africa were investing in important social and economic programs like education commercial agriculture transportation industry etc our Northern brothers had a totally different view of how they saw independence. The northern elite were more concerned with maintain a rigid social structure that kept the majority of their population disenfranchised educationally. The structure that they adopted ensured that the Fulani elite maintained a strangle hold on all aspects of life in the North. The result is the great disparity and difference that we have in the country up till today.
      It did not help matters that our country for many years came under military rule where the dominant group who ruled were Northerners – Mainly Fulani like Buhari . These semi literate men simply ran the country aground with Nigeria experiencing marginal growth for most of the military years
      The tested structure that led to rapid development in the early years after independence was abandoned for a more centralized structure . The result is that rather than each region developing at its own pace and contributing to the center as they used to do under the regional arrangement, a more centralized development structure was adopted by the Military to ensure that no region would try se ceding like the Eastern region had done during the civil war years.
      Nigeria as a result has never been the same since then. Nigeria currently has a system of internal colonialism where certain groups who produce nothing are the biggest beneficiaries of the collective efforts of others.
      It has led to retrogressive tendencies in every aspect of Nigerian life. A never ending quota system that has encouraged corruption in all our institutions.
      To archive greatness Nigeria as a nation must restructure itself. Specifically we must return back to that regional arrangement that we had in the past. It was that arrangement that saw the likes of the great Obafemi Awolowo offering free education to the children of the entire South West. This great man also built structures like cocoa house in IBadan, opened up the first TV station in Nigeria and built several industries in the western region. This was all done with money from cocoa.
      So a decentralized structure would greatly help our development and propel Nigeria past all these countries in less than no time my brother.
      It is important to know that Nigeria today is viewed as the hope of Africa by most economic experts.
      We are the largest economy in the continent- over 500 billion and still growing
      Growth rates in the past 4 years that are above the 6 percent mark
      Per capita income of over 2000 dollars per person- world bank- please see world bank country report on Nigeria 2014.
      A strong and vibrant private sector.
      An ever increasing life expectancy rate and a country undergoing rapid transformation in various sectors like in Agriculture where we are world leaders in the production of various crops like cassava citrus fruits , cashew nuts , ginger, gumarabic , millet, oranges , pineapple and rice. Yes rice.
      My brother the list is endless.
      Various studies conducted by Goldmansacs , price water house international show that Nigeria by the year 2030 is poised to over take most of the countries of Europe to become the 7th largest economy in the world . We are presently at the 23rd position
      So all hope is not lost.
      Our country is lucky to have the likes of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala who has done much to unlock the potentials of the country
      Today we have an economy under going rapid diversification and with the continued push by our economic managers other critical sectors are coming to life examples include
      Sectors like housing – construction
      Transportation- roads inland water transportation- note that the Niger has been dredged up to Lokoja. Modernization of our Air transport system, rail transportation. All these sectors that could have been contributing to our development in the past are now being given new life. Thanks to Ngozi , the economic team and mr President.
      Agriculture is the in thing now with emphasis on developing the entire value chain- we have one of the brightest ministers of Agriculture ever who has transformed the sector. This sector even promise’s greater inclusive growth for Nigeria.
      My brother Nigeria is the emerging China of the developing world.
      When China started about 30 years ago to experience rapid growth no body expected it to become the superpower that it is today. It ensured through its cultural revolution that it’s economic and social structure was transformed. It is that transformation that led to China’s rapid development.
      Nigeria can archive the same if GEJ is allowed to implement the decisions of the sorverign national conference.
      That is the key to our development
      Buhari who is a beneficiary of a centralized structure would never allow a regional structure that would ensure that you grow as your ability allows you to.
      That is why this election is about the soul of Nigeria. It is about those who want to maintain the present retrogressive and parasitic arrangement and those who want a more progressive and balanced development arrangement based on regional endowments
      Vote GEJ for a change in the structural configuration of Nigeria. Vote for GEJ for true federalism.
      That is the real change Nigeria is looking for.

      • Guguru

        Charles Owolabi,

        Thank you for the historical account of the amalgamation of the what is supposedly Nigeria. I get the feeling you are a history buff, which I think is a wonderful hobby. However, much of your premise and conclusions appear to be fairly invalid to the extent that modern means of measurement and evaluation of nations provide a more thorough overview of the political and economic nature of nations to include Nigeria. I am not prepared to list these modern means of measurements, however, i suspect you are enterprising enough to find them if you are truly interested in honestly understanding Nigeria’s promises and shortcomings.

        While I agree that Nigeria should restructure itself, your dismissivness of the data I provided by describing it as short-term, appears myopic, and even questionable and dishonest. And even more troubling with your questionable historical remarks is the credit you bestow on Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, a woman who has decidedly made every effort to trample her own name in the mud and ashes of posterity, by her inexplicable association with an administration that prides itself in deception, corruption, and outright fraud. Discussing her failures is another story for another day. However, the Moroccan story is just one of numerous displays of dishonesty which most Nigerians and the world have come to associate with the Jonathan administration.

        Frankly, I see nothing wrong with a central political structure. What I think could enhance a central political structure or system in Nigeria, is an honest debate on the degree of autonomy expected for parts of that structure in that central political system. The other issues not discussed is how the economic system in Nigeria needs to be structured so that every state or local government can be more accountable to its economic capacity and abilities. The economic system has to be align with the political system, which is currently not the case in Nigeria at this time. The other issues i think Nigeria has not discussed are what it means to be a Nigerian in terms of the values and ethics of Nigerianness, and what are the rights that makes the recognition and acceptance of being Nigerian, possible. The nation has not seriously discussed these issues for the greater portion of its troubled history, and it appears no one is interested in raising such issues to the fore at this time.

        Also, the economy is not rapidly diversifying as you claim. If it was diversifying then the value of the naira would not be at N200 to the dollar. It would probably be at about N168 to the dollar. A diversified economy has the added benefit of supporting any part of the economy that shows weakness. Once crude oil prices fell in the international market, the Nigerian economy quickly showed its weakness and its lack of diversification. Thus, the falling value of the naira which is reflective of the weakness in the economy.

        Also, Nigeria is not the emerging China as you claim. Thirty years ago, Nigeria’s GDP per capita was about twice that of China’s with poverty levels in Nigeria about one-third of those of China. In essence, Nigeria had a more solid economy about 30 years ago than China. In 1980, the poverty level in Nigeria was about 27 percent. Today it is closer to 60 percent. It is a shame that today, Nigeria imports everything under the sun from China.

        So, it is clear that your attempts to diminish the value of the data I provided has been met with little success. I suggest that you go back and retool your flawed historical account so that it is more reflective of the accuracies of reality and valid data. You still have a lot of work to do in order to better understand Nigeria and what it must do to move forward. Much of your solutions appear to be mindless rhetoric that sound good on paper but may largely be ineffectual and immaterial in reality.

        • Rotimi Lawanson

          Guguru, You are just an arm chair critic. Please if you can do better than the current Minister of Finance, file your cv and offer your services to our government. You see talk is cheap. Cynical and deceptive people always say that they cannot believe she is serving in this government. If everyone sat on the sidelines like you are doing, who would serve and stabilize the ship? Whether you like it or not, she has done an excellent job under war like circumstances. She has managed to steady our ship even with falling oil prices and has targeted critical sectors that would unleash major growth in Nigeria. We will never give in to the Thief of Bourdillon and his co travelers to come and hijack the entire Nigeria. I have been saying it and my father told me that Tinubu is a thief. He knew him from his days in Mobil. And now we are seeing the manifestation of his dubious character. I will take a Goodluck any day over Tinubu. Tinubu is so greedy that he will make any current thief in Nigeria look like a small boy.

          • Guguru

            Rotimi,

            You sound very angry and unhappy. Have you had breakfast today? LOL. Ngozi recently paid a recurring debt using a sovereign debt note. This is a significant mark of financial stress. Yet, you say she is doing fine? The same Ngozi who was kicked out of Obasanjo’s regime, and the same Ngozi who was denied the position of World Bank President in spite of her impeccable CV? LOL. Are you with me or do you still think being angry and unhappyt is the solution to the issues i raised? Oh, I forgot, you hardly discussed any issues i raised because I just found out that being angry and unhappy does not aid in a creatures ability to reason rationally, do they?

          • Rotimi Lawanson

            Guguru your are obviously on ogogoro. I have mentioned in the past that you should change your name to Ogogoro because that is what you are. What is wrong with paying with Sovereign Debt Notes in the interim? Did the marketers tell you that they were not paid eventually? What is your point? Is it to tell us that no country experiences distress or difficulty at some point? Did NOI as all of you call her, tell you that Nigeria is not undergoing a period of difficulties or challenges? What matters is how these challenges are handled and not useless technicalities which masturbate your pseudo intellect. You are just an arm chair critic hiding behind a pseudonym. I agree with Mr. Owolabi. You are a coward! And for someone telling another who probably types extemporaneously like most here, that their English is atrocious, I suggest you go back and correct the few I noticed in yours. Would you like me to point them out to you? I have said this to you and I will say this again! I challenge you tell tell us what you have accomplished in life? Who are you and who knows you? You are just a nonentity who takes pleasure in taking potshots at people that have accomplished things you can only dream of. On NOI, it shows how intellectually and morally bankrupt you are to reference a position that everyone in the developing world and even the developed world agreed should have gone to her. If you tell me that the NY Times, Financial Times, Economist, Fortune, Washington Post, several notable and distinguished personalities around the world and several countries including the whole of Africa that united behind her bid for a Presidency exclusively reserved for Americans, were all wrong then you must be smoking the same thing Tinubu is smoking. Rather your comments show or indicate a jealousy which is inexplicable. You hide behind a pseudonym, write rubbish and pontificate like that morally bankrupt Charles Soludo and then take glee at reading the rubbish you write. While you sit there dishing out drivel, the lady in question doesn’t even know you exist. She is going about her business and accomplishing while you sit facing a computer screen. Isn’t it a shame?

          • Guguru

            Rotimi,

            I get the feeling that you just made it out of your routine psychiatry appointment. How was the session you had today? Do you think you are making progress? Is the doctor demanding more payment for his/her services or do you need my financial help as go along in your psychiatric treatment? I ask these questions because of some of the troubling and outlandish statements you made. For example, you suggested you own some equity in some oil-based company and yet you have provided no proof to justify this statement. You have pointed to NOI’s character almost as if you exist as her next door neighbor and yet you provided no evidence to support your position. Is any reasonable person supposed to consider your utterances one that emanated from a rational creature? This is why i asked the question pertaining to your psychological health.

            At best, your assertions are no better than bed-time stories or fairy tales. I worry that your brilliant mind is constantly constrained by its inability to fully articulate the many factors and variables which impact events from one scenario to the other. In that process of articulation, i suspect your synapses become overloaded and your quickly utterances degenerate into mere nonsense. At this point, another psychiatric appointment becomes necessary. This is what i think you have been dealing with, and I have graciously assisted you in having a basic understanding of what you struggle with. Now below is what I said about Ngozi Okonji Iweala, which i shall support. My support is evidence that I am normal, while your fairy tales are evidence that all may not well with you upstairs. Enjoy. LOL.

            “By the way with regards to unemployment, did you know that NOI and Jonathan lied about the number of jobs they created in 2013? They told Nigerians they created 1.6 million jobs when in fact, the NBS came out and clarified that Nigeria only created 1.2 million jobs. So, why would
            your NOI engage in acts of dishonesty in the public domain or are you not concerned about a dishonest Minister of Finance? Have you asked NOI why Obasanjo dropped her from his cabinet like a disease?”

            ———————————————————————————————————————————-

            “The Statistician General of the Federation, SGF, Yemi Kale, on Monday clarified the controversy surrounding claims and counter-claims about the number of jobs the Nigerian economy created in 2013.

            Different arms of government, including the Presidency and the Federal Ministry of Finance have at various times claimed that the Federal Government created 1.6 million jobs out of the 1.8 million
            target set by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration.

            Apart the President, who on a number of occasions cited the 1.6 million jobs created as fruits of his administration’s transformation agenda, his spokesperson, Doyin Okupe and the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, also bandied the controversial figure to buttress their claims for the growth of the country’s economy in the last two years.

            But, Mr. Kale, who told journalists that he was not interested in playing politics with the figures, said categorically that not more than 1.3 million jobs was created in 2013, blaming the confusion on
            interpretation of the information.

            “Though it is difficult to clarify, but in the interest of transparency I will,” Mr. Kale said. “The economy had created only about 1.1 or 1.2 million jobs (in 2013).”

            Premium Times, May 2014, “Nigerian Government did not create 1.6 million jobs in 2013 – Statistician General”

        • Charles Owolabi

          Guguru i was glad to see your write up and the deliberate attempt on your part at selective abnastia
          One wonders why you would deliberately ignore what I wrote in the opening sentence of my initial posting.
          I am also glad that although you end by saying that the solution I offer are mindless in your analysis you agree with the basic thesis of my submission and that is the fact that Nigeria requires a complete restructuring of its entire political economy in order to develop rapidly.
          I am however shocked by your elementary school understanding of basic economic concepts and their relationship to development. You remind me clearly of a discredited Nigerian past CBN governor who in an attempt to prove the unprovable economically resorted to the outright fabrication of economic statistics ( soludo) his entire analysis just like yours has put a question mark on any Nigerian economists overseas. However this is a discussion for another day.
          Your subtle attempt to smear NOI would have carried more weight if you did not hid like a cockroach behind a pseudo name. Something I consider as another form of 419 because you are able to mask your true identity and by extension your intent while you spill out rubbish unchallenged.
          It would truly have been more honorable to write all this stuff using your real identity So that NOI can challenge you openly. Don’t you think?
          I would hate to think that deep down you are only a coward.
          Anyway I am shocked that a person who claims to have a good understanding of economics in quoting economic data would not state the source of their data. It is equally puzzling that this pretender who claims to understand the economic development would tie exchange rate fluctuations under a floating exchange rate regime which Nigeria operates now to diversification and economic development. This is plain economic hogwash. If diversification was the sole determinant of the strength of a country’s currency visave other currencies then Argentine with an extremely diversified economy would have had a currency stronger than the green back but this is not the case.
          It is also important to note that in some cases an export oriented economy may deliberately per sure a depreciated currency policy to further stimulate export. examples include The policies pursued by China and the East Asian economies all through the 90s and early 2000s. Indeed China has continued to maintain this exchange rate policy as a way of maintaining continued growth.
          Having said that I think it has become imperative to clarify a few issues – why the Naira is depreciating against the dollar and other major currencies and its link to reserves.
          The key point before us as a nation is how to manage booms and bursts. This concept has been with us since biblical times . Joseph saved grains when he had a bumper harvest.
          So what do we do when you have an oil boom you do what Joseph did 3 thousand years ago.
          However the fundamental problem is that we have a federal constitution and decisions to save is not made by one entity. except we are not looking at the matter objectively you can not deny that it is not one party that is making the decision as to when to save against the rainny day.
          The only reason we are having this discussion is because the entire nation is sharing the resources of a particular segment / region of the country. If there was a release of those resources under a regional arrangement as advocated earlier and the owners of those resources got their resources others would have to find their own equilibrium position in line with Nelsons low level equilibrium trap.
          The discussion also tends to confuse two reserves
          Fiscal Reserves
          Foreign Exchange reserves
          In principal at least it is possible to archive savings in fiscal terms without savings in foreign exchange this is because the private sector is consuming the reserves. The question then would be why would the central government manage the foreign exchange level
          The answer is that the level of foreign exchange reserves is not held at any level for its own sake. Reserves are held and used by the private and public sector to meet development needs of the country
          Would you wish to preserve the foreign exchange reserve at a relatively high level against the requirements of development? The only purpose being to show off with high reserves while development needs are unattended?
          This is Machlups Wardrobe Please look up Hoarding International reserves Mrs Machlups Wardrobe.
          My friend the reserves have a purpose unrelated to showing off their levels . This is a fairly settled issue for those who are awear of Mrs Machlups wardrobe theory of holding national reserves
          The purpose of keeping reserves is to equilibrate international transactions at an exchange rate that clears the market.
          That rate that clears the market based on a given reserve level would be sustainable any reserve level that goes beyond that level required to clear the market is probably held in pursuit of mrs Machlups wardrobe hypothesis.
          So in this case where there is a depreciation of the Naira against other currencies because of a declining reserve position would not really brother any true economist since the prevailing rate clears the market.
          This is the sole reason all the international rating agencies of the world like Fitch has refused to down grade Nigeria and has maintained its BB- rating because they see beyond this fixation on exchange rates
          To them the managers of the Nigerian economy must continue their drive to diversify the economy fully and to ensure that other sectors continue to contribute to a more inclusive growth.
          Sectors like agriculture that have the potential of absorbing a huge number of unemployed and underemployed people.
          A key point being the attainment of full employment
          Fitch commended the managers of the economy for opening up new areas like housing and construction- specifically the creation of the Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing company
          The improvement in Air Rail and road transportation to name a few.
          So unlike Guguru who is so fixated on exchange rates as a measure of economic performance other potential and more credible agencies investors inclusive look at what is taking place in the real economy and project into the future where Nigeria would be before talong their investment decisions
          So for all the nonsense you posted it is clear you lack a basic understanding of clear economic concepts and their interrelationships.

          • Guguru

            Charles Owolabi,

            Your English language is atrocious. The mechanics of your writing lacks focus, and you have many many grammatical and spelling errors in your write up. Your Economics is also very bad. You have no data to back up your assertions. All my data is from the World Bank. You also seem to enjoy lying—you were certainly not glad to read my write up because you barely refuted a thing i said. This suggests to me that at best, you are probably a paid blogger whose goal is to display the highest levels of mediocrity to a well informed audience. You also happen to make false assumptions while your perception of events appear very misinformed and jaded. Your assertions raise more questions than they answer. Logic is completely absent from the entire nonsense you spew. It is as if an elementary school pupil mustered enough intellectual prowess and confidence to write down something on a stolen iPad.

            For example, Nigeria does not have a free floating exchange rate system. Nigeria operates a dirty float exchange rate system. I bet you did not realize this did you? LOL.

            NOI or whatever she is called, paid Petroleum Product marketers with Sovereign Debt Notes. Do you know what a Sovereign Debt Note is? A Sovereign Debt Note is what we call a promissory note. Go online and find out what promissory notes are. Broke nations and people use promissory notes to pay debt owed. Once you are done with your research then you will come to a realization, if you allow your dishonest self, that NOI has been party to the mismanagement of the Nigerian economy.

            Foreign exchange used for developmental needs? What development are you referring to—is it the 4,000 MW produced by a nation with 170 million people when Brazil with 220 million people produces about 100,000 MW? Are you not ashamed to use the word “development” in the same sentence as “Nigeria” since doing so would imply a disheartening Nigerian paradox? What development exists in a nation that is 1 of 3 nations on planet earth still plagued by the polio disease? The other two nations with the same level of polio as Nigeria is Afghanistan and Pakistan, which are both despotic nations. So, what development are you referring to?

            Apparently, you understand little about currencies and the strength of an economy. A currencies stability other than a diversified economy, is also strengthened by the political process as well. The current elections were shifted because those who work for Jonathan used insecurity as a bargaining chip to extend the elections to March 28, 2015, because the PDP was not prepared for the elections. The effect of shifting the elections has created so much uncertainty in the economic environment which has also contributed to the continuous fall in the value of the naira. In addition, the incompetence of the Jonathan administration has allowed the northern part of Nigeria to remain in a perpetual state of insecurity, which also impacts the value of a currency. The value of a currency is a function of the demand and supply of that currency. When investors want less of your currency for any number of reasons, to include reasons I have stated, the value of you currency will fall. So, do you mind telling me why investors would be interested in the naira given the political insecurity, falling pride of crude oil, and an uncertain election environment in Nigeria? You can offer investors higher interests to keep the naira but when you do so, you squeeze domestic borrowing to a dangerous level. LOL. You are a school boy in the world of economics.

            By the way with regards to unemployment, did you know that NOI and Jonathan lied about the number of jobs they created in 2013? They told Nigerians they created 1.6 million jobs when in fact, the NBS came out and clarified that Nigeria only created 1.2 million jobs. So, why would your NOI engage in acts of dishonesty in the public domain or are you not concerned about a dishonest Minister of Finance? Have you asked NOI why Obasanjo dropped her from his cabinet like a disease?

            I shall go no further for now because it seems i am having a debate with an unprepared mediocre who happens to trust his/her half-baked rhetorical assertions than any logical and well supported information. Below is an article to help you get a grip on your lack of requisite knowledge about issues in Nigeria. Stop being a mediocre. It does you no good. LOL.

            “Nigeria lost over $2billion worth of foreign direct investments to other countries due to the postponement of the general elections, the Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Aviance Plc, Norbert Bielderman, has said.

            “The election postponement impact on the economy is analysed to be worth over $2billion. There is high cost of doing business and loss of investor confidence for existing and new Foreign Direct Investment that may have to other countries.”

            The Nation, March 2015, “Election shift: ‘Nigeria lost over $2b FDI’”

          • Charles Owolabi

            Guguru you are a confused intellectual fraud.
            Where in your previous write up did you state the source of your data?
            It was only when I raised questions about the source of your statistics that you now claim it is from the world bank.
            Can you tell this informed audience the actual world bank source.
            You are clearly a man of little mind who suffers from inferiority complex and does not acknowledge the input of others.
            Up NOI LOL

          • Guguru

            Charles,

            Is that all you have? LOL. You ran out of lies and deception so quickly? You had no idea who you were dealing with, right? You came here as a light weight to have conversations with adults only for you to realize that you are still a school boy? Well, I hope you have learned your lesson. I can hardly acknowledge nonsensical inputs. If you took time to read the rubbish you produced, you might become disappointed with yourself. Obviously, reading and comprehension are your intellectual weak points. So, why trouble your deceptive soul with meaningful information? If you truly know your economics, you would know where to find the right data. So, asking me for where i got the data proves that you are mediocre. LOL. You just gave yourself away

          • Charles Owolabi

            And plagiarism may be your week point
            Passing up world bank data as your own.
            You clearly have a penchant for claiming other people’s ideas
            You are an acedemic fraud . A small minded individual who tries to bully his way through debates using fabricated economic statistics.
            People like you don’t go far in life they end up as losers
            You suffer from deep inferiority complex that must have come about because you were deprived as a chid. The result as a great African American once said is that you currently suffer from poverty of the mind diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of thought.
            Sorry big boy. Do you also have an idea who you are dealing with ?
            You can never touch NOIs archivements. LOL

          • Guguru

            Charles,

            The more you sound like a raped ape, the more you confirm that you have nothing left upstairs to present. I still have a lot more information to share with you. However, If I did share the information, I suspect it would blow your mind. I am not prepared to be charged with the destruction of a frail mind. My view is that you probably need a very clean cage to restrain you from biting someone any time soon. Consider your latter statements again, and you might arrive at the conclusion that you probably deserve to be in a zoo where mindless creatures spend the remainder of their unproductive years making the sort of comments we have come to associate with you. So, when do you plan for the van to pick you up for your eventual trip to the zoo? .

          • Charles Owolabi

            Yah Yah Yah utter rubbish LOL
            Guguru I would call for the pickup once you stop the plagiarism that you are associated with . I would also call for the pickup once you stop fabricating baseless economic statistics. Conditions I know are impossible for a serial plagiarist that you are.
            it is clear that you suffer from a spetrum of psychological illnesses ranging from depression to Mania. Do have your self checked out by a psychiatrist .
            Sorry Ooh
            i am told by a doctor friend of mine that this illness could suddenly manifest in a normal person after that individual has under gone a traumatic experince like the loss of a job or a loved one. It is called post traumatic stress disorder which you show signs of.
            Some of the clear symptoms are hallucinations ( seeing / hearing things others don’t see / hear ) and delusions.
            My feeling is that this flawed behavior started early in your life at a point when you faced extreme poverty and deprivation.
            You started by manufacturing falsehoods to cover up your inadequacies and today it is an integral part of your DNA.
            Well I am here to tell you Guguru that there is help for people like you. It may take a long while but there is hope
            Please get help before spilling out more plagiarized work
            You are truly sick.

          • Guguru

            Charles,

            I am still waiting for your facts. Take your horse pills at home like a big boy and take a nice nap. Unless you are a clairvoyant, your assertions are merely the stuff of fairy tales and fables. LOL. I am glad you enjoy the peanuts i throw into your cage these days. Most apes love peanuts. LOL.

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    I am beginning to believe that MOROCCO is APC and BOKO HARAM BANK!!!!!

    • Fairgame

      See Morrocco. Abegi. It is only evil APC supporters who take delight in sabotaging their country that will make this news. God thank you. Morrocco has shown a good example. Their rantings will not earn their islamist fundamentalist candidate Bokohari any points because he will be defeated soundly. So let all the islamists funding islamism and sharia in Nigeria recall their ambassadors too. It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight.

      • Guguru

        I doubt you are paid enough to keep rattling off these hopeless and inconsequential comments.

        • Fairgame

          More than you atleast. Do you need tutoring? Anyway sorry I don’t have the time to help you out.m

          • Guguru

            So, you agree you are a paid blogger, correct? Can we assume that your fear of losing your job if Jonathan loses the 2015 Presidential elections, has become a powerful intrinsic motivator driving your desire to become a personified internet cockroach roaming every website with the intent to infest such web sites with mindless comments designed to destroy any credible ideas?

          • Fairgame

            Hahaha. Get ready to follow prisoner in waiting Bokohari to his cell abode

          • Guguru

            Do you actually believe that or you wished that dream of yours were real?

          • Aminu

            What GEJIOTES like you failed to understand is that, it is part of Arab culture not lie even before the advent of religion of Christianity and later Islam.They believed a liar could be a murderer,drunkard,a liar can never honor a promise.In fact a liar can set a country ablaze.So you can see EBELE possess all these mentioned virtues hence the need to recall their Ambassador and very soon other Arab countries will follow suit.

  • McAlfred Uta

    Can anybody thoroughly explain how conversation between the President of Nigeria and that of Morocco will confer electoral fortune or misfortune on GEJ. Lets take some story with a pinch of salt coz the Moroccan King can neither nor order his citizens resident in Nigeria to vote given that they are not qualified to be registered as voters. The real reason (if any at all) for the recall is in the body of the report viz “Nigeria and Morocco have a history of frosty diplomatic relation due to the former’s support and recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic declared by the separatist group, the Polisario Front.
    The Polisario Front, which is backed by Morocco’s neighbour, Algeria, seeks an independence for the Western Sahara region of Morocco, a move the Monarch has violently resisted”.

    • redeem

      the whole thing does not make sense one little bit—————WHAT IS OUR BUSINESS WITH MOROCCO?-the story was first carried by BBC—YET–PT PICKED IT UP AS IF THEIR REPORTERS–SOURCED FOR IT

      • Fairgame

        All this is meant to demean the government and tacitly boost Bokohari’s electioneering. It is only evil APC supporters who take delight in sabotaging their country that will make this news. God thank you. Morrocco has shown a good example. Their rantings will not earn their islamist fundamentalist candidate Bokohari any points because he will be defeated soundly. So let all the islamists funding islamism and sharia in Nigeria recall their ambassadors too. It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight.

    • August January

      Partisanship has robbed you of every sense of morality. The issue now is that Nigerian president lied by claiming a conversation took place when actually there was no conversation. What’s at stake now is not how the intended conversation would or would not benefit Jonathan’s election fortune

  • Umar Dendi

    I have never seen a situation whereby the sovereign of a country elicits this sort of loyalty from the people of another country!
    Nigeria is a divided house!
    —-any way, we have 16 years of hopelessness to blame.
    Long Live King Muhammad VI!!!!

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      How is Morocco?

      • Fairgame

        Abi Somalia. I will really push for Nigeria to be the first country to dash other countries like Syria, Somalia, citizens to boost their population. Some people do not deserve to be called Nigerians.

        • Umar Dendi

          Oh, yeah
          I suppose the cold, peccant wildcats hovering over Aso Villa are?

          Thankfully, We ARE , More so than some tyke of a fink tattletale!
          And there ain’t nothing in hell you can do about IT!!!

          • Rotimi Lawanson

            Umar please shut up! You don’t impress anyone here with your half-baked knowledge of the English language. You have made absolutely no point other than to malign your country in every way. If you are fed up with Nigeria please move to Niger or Somalia. We don’t want useless people in this country. All of you are suddenly fed up because you are no longer in power. When your people looted and mismanaged Nigeria for almost forty years you were not fed up. Is it Goodluck Jonathan that created all the Almajiris in the North? Is it Goodluck Jonathan that caused the despicable level illiteracy and poverty in the North? You people caused it. You looted Nigeria blind and kept the resources for yourselves the elite in the North. Now with limited access to those resources you can no longer feed the throngs of Almajiris and so you are blaming Jonathan. Silly fellow. Who is the King of Morocco? He is a light weight internationally and even within the Arab world. He isn’t a factor but APC would always want to highlight and foist negative sentiments on us all by sponsoring negative stories on their own country internationally. Only people with a warped mindset do that.

          • Umar Dendi

            Blah, Blah, Blah.
            Well, WE are NIGERIAN and there isn’t a fU** you can do about it!
            By the way, every single international organization worth listening to has called this Government the MOST corrupt in Nigerian History!
            When IBB and OBJ get the guts to call someone corrupt – well, I’ll leave it to your imagination- If you knuckle bangers have the wits for it, that is!
            And the fact that even “Light Weights” as you call them have the nerves to snub at your “President” — just adds to my points!
            ….and don’t even start with that “patriotism” crap!
            You and your dunce of a “pat” just dissed a section of Nigeria!
            The only difference is, we have the guts and the wits to be honest and you dolts just can not help being biased! Sucke*!

          • Rotimi Lawanson

            Umar, oh so you are back to being a Nigerian? What a clown you are. Whether IBB or that imbecile Obasanjo or even Abacha’s resurrects and calls Jonathan corrupt, it doesn’t make an iota of difference because those two men are not my reference point for integrity and I don’t listen to them because they didn’t achieve much. They were a product of a bastardized military system run by your Northern brothers who kept promoting people like Buhari even though he had no certificate and failed every officer examination (according to Nasiru El Rufai). I am not here to defend Jonathan because he has his faults. However, it is your brothers bombing everywhere. The illiterates that manifested from years of overproduction of babies with no requisite means to take care of those illiterate throngs of babies. They are the ones begging on the streets, causing mayhem in Kano and in the North. Mys suggestion is that you focus on how to revitalize your areas instead of looking to take control of the National cake. All you people ever want is to be in control of the National cake so that you can keep sharing and looting. Over $350 billion was looted from Nigeria in the forty years your brothers were in control. That money is offshore producing absolutely nothing but enriching bankers in Switzerland and Cayman Islands. So please shut up!

          • Umar Dendi

            Oh, yeah
            Your own consultant claimed it was Ihejirika doing all the bombings!
            Keep lying to yourself, when the federation goes to hell, and it probably will, you nasty clods will probably be the first casualties anyway!
            Sucke%

      • Umar Dendi

        I wouldn’t know,
        But I hear even hades is better than Nigeria these days!

        • Godfrey Etokebe

          I thought that you are a Moroccan?

          • Umar Dendi

            O really?
            How I wish!
            Stuck in the good Old Niger!
            @@

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            Poor you. Are you a son of a British liberated slave?

          • Umar Dendi

            Oh, quite not!
            I’m not sure I can say the same about some people though!
            Nigeria does feel like a slave ship, doesn’t it?

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            Followers of the modern Nigeria SLAVE TRADERS called APC feels like you do.

          • Umar Dendi

            Wow!
            The fact that you actually thought that you had made sense tells a rational observer that your masters have really done a number on you guys!
            I have to give it to them though, They’ve really out done themselves….A slave that doesn’t even know he’s a Slave….Thats a first!!

          • Fairgame

            How hades?

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            Slaves feel like slaves like you do!!!

          • Umar Dendi

            Its, Like YOU!
            Silly!!!
            Damn!!!

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            I rest my case With you!!!
            Welcome NeXT time!!!

          • Umar Dendi

            You Should!!

          • Fairgame

            How hades? The english you speak shows you are in a place not of this world and you called it hades.

        • Fairgame

          You are at home in hades then. Stay there. It seems much better for you than Somalia.

          • Umar Dendi

            You must be of the chaparral dwellers nigh side!
            I do excuse your boorish ways, I here decorum is not your strong suit- down there!

          • Fairgame

            Hahahahaha. See English o. What is the name of that senator from Edo state again? Anyway the classes you took under him before you went to Hades is showing here. I didn’t realize that in Hades you people speak this kin english. Abeg una get hades dictionary there?

          • Umar Dendi

            Wow!
            You are really an exceptional breed, Even amongst the brutes portside!
            Be careful, you could awaken all the dead kings of England with your buzzwords!

          • Fairgame

            How hades now?

          • Umar Dendi

            Wow!
            and he brags about “speaking English”
            Dial down on the baby factories and the tavern snakes taking up your time, Sucke%

      • Justice

        President Good Jonathan and is cabinet are all disgrace to body of Nigeria our mother land, I can never believe in his government because he is a failure,

  • Okey

    No responsible nation can take this nonsense from another country. King Mohammed IV has displayed open hostility to President Jonathan’s candidature in this coming election, when he, King Mohammed, is never a democrat. The reason is quite obvious: In the last United Nations Security Council meeting, Nigeria under Jonathan voted for the preservation of the State of Israel. King Mohammed of Morocco cannot stand Nigeria’s stance on that issue and therefore must do everthing within its powers to see to the emergence of a Nigerian President that will immerse our to the whims and caprices Israel’s foes.

    This most irresponsible action of Morocco is not how nations express or register their discontent in international affairs. For example, under apartheid South Africa, Saudi Arabia continued to supply oil to the apartheid regime despite Nigeria’s call for the imposition of sanctions and outright cut-off of relations with South Africa ; Nigeria never insulted Saudi Arabia in any manner, recognizing that Saudi Arabia has its own national interest to protect.

    That Moroccan Ambassador should not come back to Nigeria again. And if our own Ambassador is still in Morocco, he should do well to bid that irregiously bigoted country “Goodbye,” forthwith.

    • Fairgame

      Don’t worry. This is good news. God thank you. Morrocco has shown a good example. Their rantings will not earn their islamist fundamentalist candidate Bokohari any points because he will be defeated soundly. So let all the islamists funding islamism and sharia in Nigeria recall their ambassadors too. It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight.

      • David

        Are you retherded can you read?

        • tulampa

          Certainly he cannot! He’s just hiding under a computer doing a wannabe blogging.

    • tulampa

      So it’s the king who asked him to lie about a telephone conversation that never exists? I mean, really do u read d article thoroughly before passing your comments?

      • Fairgame

        And where in the article was there a word spoken by Jonathan about this? Evil APC and their islamist agenda partners trying to discredit the government in Nigeria so that the darling of islamic fundamentalism Buhari will get a political nudge. Una don fail. Buhari is prisoner in waiting.

        • Guguru

          Fairgame,

          It is okay to have wet dreams as you seem to do with those comments. It is your right. Enjoy it. LOL.

        • tulampa

          Are your for real, I mean do u ever think before u write anything? Am only asking d guy not to divert attention before u came with your insensible comments. Gosh!

        • Southpaw

          So APC is also influencing Morocco now abi?? APC is sponsoring BH…APC is behind fuel scarcity…APC is the one that told South Africa to seize the money for the arms…APC this APC that..this APC is really powerful…you people really need to visit a mental hospital and check how your brains perform

      • adewale

        Is the topic sensible to you at all? Give it a deep thought.

    • international games

      Okey. I agree with you completely. The only problem is that you refer to that Raghead as a king. King of what? These are foreigners to Africa. They are from Asia. They came to do Trans Saharan slave trade, and have not returned since then. Buhari should not reconcile with them if he wins. We are black people whether we are Muslim or Christian or Traditional religion. Let us stand together against this attempt to divide us. It is a plan to get us back for supporting the black people of Southern Morroco.

  • tulampa

    When politicians introduced propaganda to Nigerian politics, little do we know that they would take globally. It’s more than ethical nowadays to lie indiscriminately against your political opponents to score a cheap point. Now that they have introduced it internationally, it’s a dangerous step taken too far.

  • adewale

    Premium times still looking for their spiteful topic……What a silly topic…Premium times….Haba.
    Lets us be reasonable. There are more important issues to handle.

  • Guguru

    In 2014, Morocco was ranked 80th in the corruption perception index. Nigeria was ranked 136th on the same index.

    In 2014, Morocco was ranked 77th in the Global Competitiveness Index. Nigeria was ranked 120th on the same index.

    Morocco has a GDP per capita that is higher than that of Nigeria.

    Life expectancy in Morocco is 71 years. Life expectancy in Nigeria is 52 years.

    Poverty rate in Morocco is about 8.9%. Poverty rate in Nigeria is about 60%.

    98% of Moroccans have access to electricity. Only 48% of Nigerians have access to electricity.

    Morocco has a population of about 33 million people. Nigeria has a population of about 170 million.

    So, why would the Moroccan King not snub the criminal who claims to be the President of Nigeria? Can you give me a good reason?

    • Southpaw

      Because GEJ is Jesus

      • Guguru

        Southpaw,

        To those who dwell on/survive on heresy, and to those who prefer a jaundiced view of this world and all that is in it, those four words you have suggested might be meaningful to them. LOL.

        • Southpaw

          I know Man, it kills me how the name of the Lord is used by these worms to score election points…and worst of all there are some Mentally disturbed Nigerians who will believe that

          • Guguru

            Well said. LOL.

      • Lemmuel Odjay

        Flirting with heresy…

    • kinsly

      No reason my brother, none at all. They should go even furher to sue JONA and his Minister for partaking in International Lie or if you like Diplomatic Lie!

      • Guguru

        I agree.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMINU WALI THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER OF JONOTHING ADMINISTRATION WILL BE FIRED BEFORE THE END OF THIS WEEK. HE WAS INSTRUCTED TO HANDOVER VITAL CREDENTIALS TO THE SPECIAL ASSISTANMT OF MR JONOTHING. HOWEVER THIS STEP BY JONOTHING IS IN CONNECTION WITH THE KING OF MOROCCO’S EMBARASSEMENT OF JONOTHING AND HIS GOVERNMENT. JONOTHING REVEALED THAT THE ADVISE TO CONTACT MOROCCAN KING WAS MADE BY ALHAJI AMINU WALI AND JONOTHING CONSENTED TO IT.

    • Guguru

      May be Jonathan is crying now in his bedroom for depending on incompetent staff. LOL.

    • one love

      sounds like truth, and that will even do more damage than this now, cause you just confirming you not in control of this once great nation. i think we are on auto pilot.

  • True Nigerian

    This Jonathan’s government is really something else. Simply, they just can’t stop themselves from telling stoopid lies. This is why it is extremely risky to believe anything Jonathan’s government says. What is the value in claiming that you spoke with the king when you did not speak with him? Why are Jonathan and his advisers so petty?

  • Guguru

    I am beginning to think that Pinochio is a saint these days when I think of the numerous lies told by Jonathan and his people.

  • Isi Agwo

    Ok. Morocco’s despot and his isolated country (not even a member of African Union) want to embarrass Nigeria. Guess on whose side Propaganda Times is standing? Propaganda is not journalism.

    • ddodododo

      you must be another one of the jonathugs. whatever morocco is why should your president lie about talking to the so call isolated country. does jonothing have any brain cells left form the over consumption of the ogogoro laced with cocaine from fani kayode?

      • Southpaw

        Because he is an idiot…he cannot do anytging right…even when he wants to lie…rather than keep quiet he still wants to embarrass himself further..he probably taught that there will be no reaction from Morroco

    • one love

      its called report the news itsyour chioce to believe or not. they just told what happend as it happend, do your investigation and tell us whos doing the propaganda. google can help you, the world is a global village now.

  • redeem

    Osun Workers Don Open Aregbesola’s Yansh!!!
    Abayomi Mykel Abayomi, Oshogbo wrote.

    I just hear am from one reliable media outlet say Osun state workers troop out enter road yesterday with serious para, their grouse be say Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola no gree pay dem salary since October last year..

    Now, Osun state Governor dey always give excuse say na Federal Govt dey maltreat dem because dem na APC state, and d gullible workers dey always believe am…

    Fortunately, penultimate saturday, Jonathan visit Osun, na there Oga Goodluck for open foul yansh ooo! Hear him, ”We are not owing any state in d whole federation a kobo!”

    Jesu Cristi!!! Come see para! Osun pple vex enter town start they deface any APC billboard and poster wey dem see ooo.. Today’s protest by civil servants na extension of d vexation.. Bola Tinubu don collect all the workers money from APC governors 4 Buhari campaign and workers no get pay for 5 months and some 3 months.

    Question is: where all d monthly allocations wey Alfa Aregbesola collect from federal government dey go???

    • kinsly

      Keep spreading fake and false news, all these rubbish lies will end after March 28.

  • GOK

    I think we should still condemn the Moroccan for the way our President and indeed Nigerian state has been treated. However, whether we like it or not CHANGE must come to this country!

    • Pointblank

      Islamism of APC is not the CHANGE Nigeria needs, but slow and steady
      reconstruction of the human and infrastructural damage that the mad Muslims
      wreaked on Nigeria in their illusive pursuit of the SUPREMACY OF ILLITERATES.

    • Southpaw

      And whose fault is that?? When you have GEJ go to Obama and tell him he must “fix” Nigeria..how do you expect any country to respect such a President and the people that voted for that President?

    • Jonglei

      GOK. our man used the King’s name to lie (allegedly) and the King came to correct that impression because PDP campaign team wanted to use the visit of Moroccan King as a political joker to show acceptance with muslims in Nigeria. you see Morocco is the African equivalent of Rome. they, mali and senegal have been influential in the propagation of islam in Nigeria. the King did not want to play that version of politics but never fear. na dis headline dem go take wrap Akara for me tomorrow. GBAAAMMM!!!!

  • Okey

    No responsible nation can take this nonsense from another country. King Mohammed IV has displayed open hostility to President Jonathan’s candidature in this coming election, when he, King Mohammed, is never a democrat. The reason is quite obvious: In the last United Nations Security Council meeting, Nigeria under Jonathan voted for the preservation of the State of Israel. King Mohammed of Morocco cannot stand Nigeria’s stance on that issue and therefore must do everthing within its powers to see to the emergence of a Nigerian President that will immerse our to the whims and caprices Israel’s foes.

    This most irresponsible action of Morocco is not how nations express or register their discontent in international affairs. For example, under apartheid South Africa, Saudi Arabia continued to supply oil to the apartheid regime despite Nigeria’s call for the imposition of sanctions and outright cut-off of relations with South Africa ; Nigeria never insulted Saudi Arabia in any manner, recognizing that Saudi Arabia has its own national interest to protect.

    That Moroccan Ambassador should not come back to Nigeria again. And if our own Ambassador is still in Morocco, he should do well to bid that irregiously bigoted country “Goodbye,” forthwith.

    • Ladidi

      Whatever name you may choose to call the Moroccon President, he is not a liar !!!!

    • one love

      hook line sinker

    • Jago

      Mr Okey, you know that they would not have said anything if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not release that statement. so…do you think its ok to lie with another leader’s name? or are they just hating us because of March 28? oga abeg make una dey use brain reason dis ting

      • Okey

        O.k., that he was called and deliberately did not respond and he wanted it reported as he did. The issue is pretty much more than that.
        Question: what informed his decision to snob Jonathan ? Did Jonathan take the King’s wife ? What other sin did Jonathan commit against him ? I think we should endeavour not to reason from the anus. No matter our individual interests or preferences for March 28, 2015, we should stand up for Nigeria at all times.

  • Uzoma

    It plain doesn’t make sense that Jonathan or anyone in his entourage or even King Mohammed IV himself would seriously believe the fact of Jonathan having a telephone conversation with the Moroccan monarch would improve his electoral chances. Someone should please explain to us what is happening here.

    • one love

      well its diplomat campaign after the phone talk the king with be cowed to visit Nigeria, The visit is a very big gain to the president. just imagin the pope visiting the president or even talking on phone with him. the president campaign team will take every advantage of it to sell the president, even lies. this was exposed because the call did not even go through, if the call truely happend we could have being cowed to believe every cock and bull story we were told. aferall know body was there during the call. so that it in simple term

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        If you were talking about the king of Saudi Arabia, that would have made sense. Morocco is REALLY insignificant in the context of Muslim religion or international politics!!!!

        • A moroccan

          You’re wrong. The king of Morocco is the “Prince and commander of the believers”, with a deep relationship with all african muslims that stretches for hundreds of years, especially through the soufi tariqa. Now the king of Saudi Arabia doesn’t even pretend to that title, instead he has the titke of “the guardian of the two holiest of places”. Do some research and you’ll understand.

        • proudtobemoroccan

          Review your lessons on the origins of Islam ( not the wild version of bokoharam) in Africa moron

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    Look what pretty mess we are into again. Whom do we believe; our own Jonathan or the king of Morocco? This Nigerian government is notorious for lying through its teeth to Nigerians, while the Moroccans are “foreigners” with unknown agenda. Should we believe the lier in our midst because, perhaps he could be telling the truth for a change? Or should we accept the Moroccan version in the case that it might be true after all? The lesson to be drawn from this: At no time should a government consider the prospect of lying to the people if only because such a day as this could come. What goes around comes around. If it were a more serious issue capable of creating a war situation between Nigeria and Morocco, would you feel that morale outrage to go fight a war in which you might not be exonerated? It would be better to be a morale victor in any battle. It is demoralizing if not embarrassing to a family whose leader is fond of lying about every pressing issue. It is one of the problems we have with this government. I need someone to believe in here. Not believing any one party to this dispute makes me feel lost. Like a needle in a haystack…

  • OmoLasgidi

    I hope wise Nigerians should by now realize that Jonathan is a terrible accident waiting to befall Nigeria. This meek, spineless weakling is going to do more damage to the Nigerian psyche and reputation than Abacha. His desperate ambition to be re-elected has become a blind ambition that either way, Nigerians are in for a very rough time. If he loses, he will run the economy into the ground before he leaves, that it will take another 25years to straighten, if he wins, his careless, uncaring last mile will be unmatched in terms of looting and hounding of opponents. Those who have ears let them hear!

    • Guguru

      The accident has happened. We are beginning to see it unfold in very slow motion.

      • BoT

        My bro, if you think the accident has happened yet, then you have another thing coming if he ever gets his way back to our treasury. In another four years, he would have ruined our economy beyond human remedy, such that it would take another 200 years of consistent rule by the finest and brightest of Nigerians, before we can have some semblance of restoration again.

        • Guguru

          BoT,

          LOL. I agree with you. I was being conservative in my assessment.

    • God Son

      President Bad-luck Jonathan, is a disgrace and shame to the people of Nigeria, he and his cabinet are doing everything under their possible best to destroy the reputation of our beloved country Nigeria, but I pray that God in heaven will not allow it to happen, they are not tired of stealing our money, every now and then you will hear that billions upon billions is missing from the Nigeria treasure without him doing anything, may God have mercy on them all Amen

  • ALBERT

    Nigeria is not only a rogue nation but sliding into a pariah state. Nigeria is being ridiculed and now a laughing stock in the eyes of the world. We have constantly maintained that, governance of a complex nation like ours should not be based on propaganda, spreading of falsehoods, lies & hear says. We have always maintained that, governance, diplomacy and security should not be based on speculation, blame games and accusing others for your ineptitude and cluelessness.

    We have impose upon ourselves a President who has not shown any modicum of capacity to run even a local government. Most of us sincerely doubt even as to the educational attainment of the man.He claims he holds a PHD and the wife is a graduate of UNIPORT and both of them claim to have been teachers??? Yet the facts and oral expression in English and level of reasoning by the couple suggest the contrarily.
    The International community is just waiting patiently for this clown and liar as president to exit. It is a tragedy that, the foundation of Jonathan`s presidency and regime has been based on lies, deception and falsehood. This is a man who deceived Nigerians that, he holds a PHD from University of Port Harcourt, He claimed to have a PHD certificate with out a PHD thesis. It is curious that, that his spokespersons noted for their attacks on critics and running down opponents are yet to refute or counter the PHD scam. This is a man who declared that, he is a christian and married to one wife with two kids. It is now an open secret that, he has children out of wedlock and Patience has no child with him. This is a man who said he never said anywhere that , he will serve for just one term. How many lies has Jonathan said about BH and its sponsors? How many lies have Jonathan said about Chad, Niger, Cameroon on BH? It is a tragedy for any nation that cannot trust or believe in whatever the leader says. Jonathan`s government is not believable and that is the main reason why people have reason to doubt whatever claim they make.

  • ICC Hague

    Jonadaft thought he can export his lies deception and propaganda outside the shores of Nigeria, no country will tolerate this immoral behaviour. Even Nigerians are tired of this government lies and deception, only two weeks remain to send them packing and vote in more responsible government of Buhari/Osibanjo. Because of the irresponsibility of this government and its corruption antecedent, no nation want to identify itself with GEJ, look at the illegal cash for arm deal in South Africa. The whole world are tired of GEJ leadership from USA, UK, Africa and even here in Nigeria, all responsible people have left PDP because of GEJ, only the Yam eaters that are still in PDP. Even their chairman Muazu is no longer interested in the party, he confessed it the injustice in PDP force people out of the party, how come a party that is not doing justice to its members do justice to Nigerians? No wonder Nigerians are left to swim in abject poverty and insecurity.

  • ICC Hague

    Nigerians it is our collective responsible to regain the damaged image of our nation by this clueless administration, by voting Buhari/Osibanjo men of integrity. How comes some body who cannot control his wife will lead a complex society like Nigeria. The wife of president Mama violence sheppo. with no constitutional role inciting violence by telling Nigerians to stone fellow Nigerians the proponent of change, She must be proscuted at ICC, just like the Gbagbo wife.

  • Fairgame

    Senseless story. Islamists for Buhari had to find a way of stirring up controversy to help their islamic fundamentalist candidate in the international Arab sphere. See Morrocco. Abegi. It is only evil APC supporters who take delight in sabotaging their country that will make this news. God thank you. Morrocco has shown a good example. Their rantings will not earn their islamist fundamentalist candidate Bokohari any points because he will be defeated soundly. So let all the islamists funding islamism and sharia in Nigeria recall their ambassadors too. It is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight.

    • BoT

      Jonathan lied and was caught pants down! Deal with it bro.

    • Chris

      but are you not being a senseless bigot? did Nigeria lie to the world about talking to Morocco? if yes, then shame on all of us (not PDP not APC alone). as for the BS Islamization plan. did they force sharia down anyone’s throat in Bayelsa? is it the norm in Lagos? are we doing salat in Cross River by force? BIGOTS should get a life and face the real issues. we are too grown for your useless “Islamize this and Islamize that”. the name is Christopher by the way….not Ahmed… Bigots can jump off the Niger bridge now please.

  • G4

    what is the significance of morocco for Gods sake, why are these clowns in the FG just giving every tiny african country the opportunity to emberass us all the time, first it was cameroon, then Chad then Niger

  • Patriotique

    GEJ does not know the meaning of stealing, does not know the meaning of corruption. Now he doesn’t know the value of integrity! What a shame.

  • favourtalk

    Change is a must this time, we can’t just continue to wait for PDP failure. We deserve better nation

  • Es3

    What electoral fortunes can Morocco and their King bring to Jonathan and Nigeria???! NIL!!!!!!!

    Jonathan sent Sambo to their neighbouring north African country (Algeria?) and he discussed on continental security issues arising from Boko Haram and ISIS allegiance bearing that ISIS already has a in North Africa through the group that killed Egyptian Christians and the need to stifle their supplies and the routes used to ferry arms for their operations in Nigeria. This did not convey electoral fortunes on Jonathan?!

    That Moroccan man should admit that he had since been cold to Nigeria because of Nigeria’s long-standing support to the Polisario Front (Western Sahara) that Nigeria has been a staunch supporter for their independence fight against Morocco!!!

    Jonathan’s government has not relented either on that support and the Moroccan King is far fro being happy with Nigeria on that, the issue of Nigeria’s vote on Palestinian State at the UN, etc. Morocco refused to host Nations Cupe in January this year for fear of ebola and Congo took over, hosted, ended and till today, no single is ill or dead of Ebola?!!!

    Recalling their ambassador is long overdue as Nigeria gained nothing from their being here (except for sardines import) as such, would stand to lose nothing by their diplomatic exit!!!

    • Nedling

      Point of correction, this year’s nations cup final was hosted by Equatorial Guinea after Morroco refused to host it due to Ebola scare.

      • Es3

        Thanks for the correction! Truly it was Equatorial Guinea!!!

        But I could remember that it was one of the Central African countries that bailed CAF out of the confusion and shame that Morocco had ‘cooked’ and ‘ready to dish’ for CAF and the whole of Africa!!!

        • Nedling

          You are welcome bro. Have a good one.

    • Chris

      what is the polisario front please? a group of terrorists in Western Sahara who are claiming Western Sahara abi? and you are saying that we sponsor them abi? does that make Nigeria a terrorist financier? all under GEJ abi? RIDE ON GEJ!!!!!!!

      • Es3

        What were ANC, Frelimo, etc on the South African parts of the continent or IRA in Ireland? A group of terrorists that ended up freeing their people from a rule they considered ‘foreign’???!!!

        Yes, the same way Nigeria supported ANC and others and the result was freedom for Mozambique, Namibia and blacks in South Africa, etc!

        It takes a discerning mind to decipher the difference between terrorist and freedom fighter who are insisting on their rights to self determination within their own home(s)!!!

        Western Sahara (the people) and Polisario Front (the resistance) enjoys the support of Nigeria and many African countries for freedom and peace to reign. Even the UN had ruled against Morocco on this before but with Morocco having US and UK on their side,the ruling became “lame duck”, but does that mean a people that continue to insist that they are not part of the kingdom of Morocco should be forgotten???

  • Favnat John

    I they laugh!! What do will really benefit from Morocco? Please they should pack all their Belongings because we need that space for Nigeria Usage

  • Nedling

    I dey laugh…

  • Nedling

    Though I do not support Jonathan’s led PDP government due to abysmal corruption and other reasons, but when it comes to Nigeria’s foreign affairs and interests, I will totally support the government. That being said, Nigeria should recall their own ambassador from Morroco or even suspend diplomatic ties with that nation, I think they went too far with their actions which I think was a deliberate move to disrespect Nigeria. Nigeria should take a more drastic actions against that country.

    • Dan Arewa

      For your information, Nigeria has no respect in the eye of international community. Check it yourself.

      • Nedling

        Ok I will check.

    • Jujubeans

      But the Nigerian government LIED. Should the Moroccans have kept quiet? Or what would you suggest they should have done?

      • blueeyedkitten

        dont mind them. they just respond to issues without reasoning.

      • Nedling

        Well in my opinion, it should not have been enough for the Morrocans to recall their ambassador.

      • BoT

        No. They would rather not talk about the lying drunkard of a president, but continue to delude themselves about some silly conspiracy theories about Nigeria voting in support of Israel and such crap. The issue at stake remains that the clueless Otuoke clown goofed again as he’s programmed to always do.

      • God Son

        If I happen to be the King of Morocco, I will cut every communication between me and Nigeria, because its a shame for the president of Nigeria as a Nations to tell lies

  • Okey

    No responsible nation can take this nonsense from another country. King Mohammed IV has displayed open hostility to President Jonathan’s candidature in this coming election, when he, King Mohammed, is never a democrat. The reason is quite obvious: In the last United Nations Security Council meeting, Nigeria under Jonathan voted for the preservation of the State of Israel. King Mohammed of Morocco cannot stand Nigeria’s stance on that issue and therefore must do everything within its powers to see to the emergence of a Nigerian President that will subsume our nation under the whims and caprices of Israel’s foes.

    This most irresponsible action of Morocco is not how nations express or register their discontent in international affairs. For example, under apartheid South Africa, Saudi Arabia continued to supply oil to the apartheid regime despite Nigeria’s call for the imposition of sanctions and outright cut-off of relations with South Africa ; Nigeria never insulted Saudi Arabia in any manner, recognizing that Saudi Arabia has its own national interest to protect.

    That Moroccan Ambassador should not come back to Nigeria again. And if our own Ambassador is still in Morocco, he should do well to bid that irregiously bigoted country and their addle-headed king “Goodbye,” forthwith.

    • campol

      thank you

      • ochiba peter

        He speaks sense not a religious faggot like u guyz.

        • campol

          what the hell are you talking about?

    • kinsly

      Your reason’s are off mark but it remains your opinion. It clearly shows you hatred for other religion. What concerns Israel and Saudi Arabia in these issue? why always use religion as a basis for opinion?

    • ade

      You are right!,one major problem of this governments is that it s not proactive and so dull that it cannot read situations.this government sabi fall hand !!!!..the other time it was shekau and his gang of terrorists that snubbed GEJ over his unsolicited amnesty.now it is an arabian country that rubbished his personality and that of Nigeria.doesn’t he understand that arabs are
      Racists who despised blacks?…didnt his advisers tell him that Nigeria is not on the good book of arabs nations cos of her role in preserving the nation of israel in the last UN meeting?this government should for once take
      actions that will portrayed it as a government that know what to do per time.

    • Ed

      The greatest problem with the corruption infested government of Jonathan is the indifference of Nigeria population to integrity and honorable way of doing things. The president of Nigeria didn’t have to lie about a non existing phone conversation with King of this Banana Republic.
      The saddest part is that lies and stealing is part of our honour system.
      Morocco king. That’s what is called unforced error. The issue has no impact either way on our election.

      • Okey

        Oh, yes, I agree with you. For instance, Tinubu’s private jet in which Buhari cruises for his campaign was bought from Non-corruption money !

    • blueeyedkitten

      who are you tell other nations how to respond to diplomatic relations with their allies?

    • Proudtobemoroccan

      We don’t have to take lessons from “banana’s republic”.

  • richkid

    What. Do you expect from oic (organisation of islamic countries) they just to islamice by all mean, and have to go as far as possible to tarnish the image of the president who is a christian. We know all you tricks. You can’t stop GEJ. GEJ all the way

  • MC

    The Sovereign must have bloated image of self and Morocco. The mere act of refusal to speak with GEJ reflects his poverty of diplomatic niceties. O yeah!, I forgot.P’s one of those religious bigot who harbour a plan to islamise Nigeria.Reminds one of KIm Jong of North Korea.

    • Moe

      Bloated image of self and Morocco? poverty of diplomatic niceties??
      Morocco’s refusal to speak with Jonathan is for 2 reasons…a)Nigeria supported the break-up of Morocco, and more importantly b,) Morocco acted out of respect for Nigerians.

      President Obama cited the very same reason for refusing to meet with Israeli president Netanyahu.
      It is policy not to see an incumbent so close to an election in the incumbents country so as not to influence the election one way or another.
      …and if we are talking about the poverty of stuff, look no further than Jonathan, his uneducated wife, and the morons he surrounds himself with.You should find poverty in morality, humility, empathy, honesty and most of all, a severe deficiency in intelligence and sincerity!
      It was Jonathan (after all) that went seeking influence from Morocco.;
      It was Jonathan (after all) that was refused an audience;
      It was Jonathan (after all) that lied about speaking with the monarch.

      You are a very annoying person…….This reply is not necessarily for you, but for folks that may happen upon your irritating message.
      Nobody cares what anything reminds you of,,,so just be quiet and go away,

      • MC

        Well Moe, do you that know I’m just wondering if I should dignify intellectual rouseabouts with a response…(yawn)…(yawn again)…(belch)!!!

        • Moe

          What you and “roseabout” do is between the two of you.
          Funny enough, Jonathan confirmed my point.

    • jibrin Yusuf

      it’s a disgrace to whoever devoted his tym and resources to pay for ur school fees, for u to believe the concocted, false assertions by a group of pathetic liars ‘that there is a plan to Islamise Nigeria’. who Islamised Lebanon; Dubai; Indonesia; Iraq; Algeria; talkless of Nigeria, where muslim population Is nt up to 70%? I’m sorry to say dat d Pastor dat issued dat hate speech is more dan ignorant, cos even d Turkey he cited as an example, is not 80% muslims. whether u accept it or nt, there’s no any plan to islamize Nigeria, cos no one, except GOD d Almighty can do dat- and HE want to c Nigeria as a multi religious setting.

      • MC

        Jibrin, the first line of your submission is detestable but I’ll forgive you because we are mere mortals and prone to errors. In the future please en-devour to embrace the golden path of civility 100% i.e. if you certify that you have a worthy opinion and wish to engage another in intellectual discourse.

  • Ette

    See how the incurable lying government is disgracing this great country. Imagine govt lying against leader of another country. GEJ has lies in abundance and is distributing it everywhere on impunity. Eye people.

  • God Son

    There is a big problem in our country Nigeria, but my prayer every day is that God should help our country, because the enemies are trying very hard to bring Nigeria down, all the people ruling us in that country are all thief’s, Buhari Jonathan and their cabinet all the same, no one of them is good…………..Pray for the betterness of Nigeria if you are truly a Nigerian.

  • God Son

    The Nigerian government has finally opened up on why it has refused to disclose the full findings of investigations into the alleged missing $20 billion oil money, several months after a forensic examination had been concluded by an independent firm.

    The audit report by PriceWaterHouseCoopers on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, accused of diverting the money, has been ready since September 2014, but the government has declined repeated demands to make the document public.

    Amid pressure from the public and the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, the government early February issued a “highlight” of the report, with a conclusion that the alleged missing $20 billion, exposed by a former Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, was a farce.

    The “highlight” concluded that less than $2billion was missing.

    Ahead of elections in March, the government has come under increased pressure to publish the full report.

    On Monday, the presidential candidate of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to release the full report and publish same in national newspapers to allow Nigerians establish how their money was spent.

    Civil Society groups and the media have also asked PwC to disclose the full report.

    In an interview with the Financial Times of London, published Monday, Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, said the government could not publish the report ahead of elections as only the country’s Auditor General has the powers to do so.

    Even more important, the minister said the government was not making the report public to avoid a “rabid opposition”- a reference to the APC – from finding “all sorts of minute detail [in the full report] to create concern”.

    President Jonathan had on February 3 received the report of the forensic audit carried out on the accounts of the NNPC from Uyi Akpata, the country senior partner for PriceWaterHouseCoopers.

    The presentation came a day after a former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, accused the government of mismanaging the economy and refusing to table the audit report for all to see.

    Finance ministry officials had long told PREMIUM TIMES that the report was submitted months ago by the audit firm, but was kept away by the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Auditor General of the Federation, Samuel Ukura.

    In what appeared a hurried response to Mr. Soludo’s allegations, President Jonathan suspended campaign activities to receive the report in the presence of journalists.

    While the President did not give any insight into the details of the report, he assured that the document would be sent to the Auditor General of the Federation and also promised a comprehensive reform of the oil sector.

    In her interview with the United Kingdom-based newspaper, Mrs. Alison Madueke insisted that both she and President Goodluck Jonathan were not opposed to the publication of the forensic report.

    She however said the report has “vindicated” her.

    The controversy over the alleged missing money started September 2013 after Mr. Sanusi sent a memo to President Jonathan, alleging that the NNPC was diverting oil revenues for at least 18 months, amounting to $49.8 billion, about N8 trillion.

    Despite data and documentation provided by the CBN governor, the government denied losing any money.

    At an investigative hearing by the Senate Finance committee in 2014, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala said the un-reconciled amount stood at “only” $10.8 billion.

    The government later claimed the $10.8 billion was used for payment of fuel subsidies.

    The Senate probe established less than $1 billion was “missing”.

    Mr. Sanusi himself later reviewed his figure to $20 billion, shortly before he was fired by the president.
    The government pledged that an independent audit by PwC will be ready by May 2014. That promise has yet to be fully kept.

  • MushinSpeaks

    What is with this conversation please? GEJ should please tell us more…