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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pres. Jonathan awards $40m contract to Israeli company to monitor internet communication by Nigerians?

I put the question mark there because this is so hard to believe. President Jonathan wouldn't dare do this, would he? Below is the report from Premium Times

Here is a very important information for the 47 million Nigerian Internet users. Big Brother, in the form of the Jonathan administration, is watching you, and your communication is no longer safe.
It is one of the most far-reaching policies ever designed in Nigeria’s history to invade the privacy of citizens.
The Jonathan administration secretly, and in open violation of lawful contracting procedures, has awarded an Israeli firm, Elbit Systems, with headquarters in Haifa, a $40million contract to help it spy on citizens’ computers and Internet communications under the guise of intelligence gathering and national security.
Elbit announced the contract award Wednesday in a global press release but was silent on the Nigerian destination of the contract. Its general manager, Yehuda Vered, opaquely announced that “Elbit Systems will supply its Wise Intelligence Technology (WiT) system to an unnamed country in Africa under a new $40 million contract announced on 24 April… for Intelligence Analysis and Cyber Defense,” but effusively claimed, in the statement, that his company is “proud to be selected to supply this unique system, which is already field-proven, fully operational and customisable.

“Elbit Systems is a world leader in the fields of intelligence analysis and cyber defense, with proven solutions highly suitable for countries, armies and critical infrastructure sites. We hope that additional customers will follow in selecting our highly advanced and cutting edge systems in these fields as their preferred solution,” Mr. Vered added.

Multiple and very reliable sources in the administration confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Nigeria is indeed the “unnamed African country,” and with details from the Elbit statement, our sources say the contract will now help the Jonathan administration access all computers and read all email correspondences of citizens in what is clearly, an infringement on constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression.

No single policy of this administration has so far affected, in one fell swoop, the lives of 47 million citizens, a third of the Nigerian population and about four times the number of voters who brought the president to power two years ago.
Nigerian netizens, the horde of active citizens that use the computer and Internet, are the 10th in a global ranking that make them 27 per cent of Africa’s total Internet users, far ahead of Egypt [19th global ranking] and South Africa [37th in global ranking].
The growth path of the Internet in Nigeria has also been dramatic, rising from a mere 200,000 Internet users in 2002 to 47 million this year, according to data from the Global Internet user, one of the Internet audit groups.
This development has not always gladdened public officials in Nigeria many who have expressed open displeasure at the use of the Internet by social media activists and the power of its possibilities as an empowering medium for popular communication. The calls for regulation have been loud in both the administration and in the Nigerian legislature.
The earliest hint that the Jonathan administration had desires to invade privacy of citizens surfaced ealy April when researchers at the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto alerted the world that Nigeria, Egypt, and Kenya were deploying Internet surveillance and censorship technology developed by an American company, Blue Coat, which specializes in online security. Blue Coat’s technology will allow the government to invade the privacy of journalists, netizens and their sources. Its censorship devices use Deep Packet Inspection, DPI, a technology employed by many western Internet Service Providers, to manage network traffic and suppress unwanted connections.
Civic groups kick against DPI because, they say, it makes it possible for censors to look into every single Internet Protocol packet and subject it to special treatment based on content (censored or banned words) or type (email, VoIP or BitTorrent Protocol).
DPI not only threatens the principle of Net Neutrality and the privacy of users, civic groups say, it makes single users identifiable and, in countries that flout the rule of law and violate human rights, often exposes them to arbitrary imprisonment, violence or even torture.
While details of the Blue Coat contract appears to have managed to evade scrutiny up till this point, PREMIUM TIMES sources say the Elbit annunciation of the contract, opaque as it was, terribly rattled top administration officials – from the presidency to the National Security Adviser’s Office, and the National Assembly.
“The presidency had wanted this contract to be a top secret,” said one of our sources. “The presidency did not envisage that Elbit was going to make it public. Monitoring computers and Internet use is a contentious issue and the National Security Adviser had tried to keep the contract secret.”
Elbit says it will take it two years to complete the project, by which time it claimed, the administration will have “a highly advanced end-to-end solution, [to] supports every stage of the intelligence process, including the collection of the data from multiple sources, databases and sensors, processing of the information, supporting intelligence personnel in the analysis and evaluation of the information and disseminating the intelligence to the intended recipient…[that] will be integrated with various data sources, including Elbit Systems’ Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) solution and Elbit Systems’ PC Surveillance Systems (PSS), an advance solution for covert intelligence gathering.”
The administration had indicated in the 2013 budget that it would procure a Wise Intelligence Network Harvest Analyzer System, Open Source Internet Monitoring System and Personal Internet Surveillance System at a cost of N9.496 Billion ($61.26 million).
Now that the contract has been awarded to Elbit for about  $40million, it is unclear if the National Assembly will raise questions as to what becomes of the extra $21million earmarked for the project.
Investigations indicate that in awarding the contract to the Israeli firm, no tenders or calls for bids were made just as there were no public announcements. The contract was awarded following a proposal from a single vendor who dictated the contract sum and the terms of the contract.
The procedure for public procurement of services as stipulated by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), the Nigerian agency charged with the duty of ensuring transparency in all matters concerning government contracts, were largely ignored. In addition, there are no public records indicating that the BPP approved this contract.
The manner of award directly contravenes the 2007 Public Procurement Act. While the Act gives room for single source contracts, the Elbit contract met none of the requirements under which such special contracts could be awarded.
Section 47 (3) (iii) of the 2007 Act stipulates that single source contracts are to be awarded in emergency situations such as “natural disasters or a financial crisis”.
Presidential spokespersons, Reuben Abati, and Doyin Okupe were not available for comments Wednesday.  They didn’t answer or return calls seeking comments.
Calls to Elbit’s headquarters in Haifa, Israel, were also unanswered.
Shari Clarkson, a spokesperson at the company’s subsidiary in the United States declined comments on the contract saying only Dalia Rosen, a spokesperson based in Israel, could comment. Rosen’s phone was unanswered.

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Anonymous said...

This man is not serious at all.....What a sad way to waste money on something less important.....Naija sha...SMH

gloria sharon said...

Gosh!What a fooooooooooooool! Jonathan is a curse upon this nation chai!

LawAbidingCitizen said...

Dis man sabi waste money 4 unnecessary tins sha,hmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Wdf is wrong wif him

Anonymous said...

Instead of dashing Nigeria's money to a bunch of foreigners that don't care about us, why doesn't the Johnathan administration focus on implementing measures to eradicate systemic corruption, which is THE cause of insecurity in Nigeria. Because of systemic and sustained corruption, Nigeria has been underdeveloped and there is limited opportunities for the masses to advance and thrive. As a result of the disabling environment that has been caused by corruption, many turn to economic crime. Kidnapping, ritualism, looting public funds, book haram are really symptoms of the disabling environment. I fail to see how monitoring peoples' electronic communications will solve this reality. STOP WASTING PUBLIC FUNDS.

Anonymous said...

Linda, this one na proper Kokoko

Anonymous said...

Haba Linda he would now, you're forgetting they are in-charge of his security detail or did you miss the memo last year. When peeps were mad about it anyway I haven't seen the contract papers for any of the said Israeli contracts so really cant say....and by the way linda faboo don dey slow these days you travel? NOr fall hand o

Anonymous said...

GEJ is a fool....end of story

Yinka said...

If this is true...then Mr. Jona you are fucking Dunce. truly a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Anonymous said...

Nice 1 mr president

Anonymous said...

Wake up to the reality of life... Everyone is monitored across the world. Even in the US

Anonymous said...

Am really sorry to say this if its really true-"this man is stupid". Does he want 2 turn this country 2 China where infos are monitored. There are many things to tidy up in this country like electricity, security n unemployment; he is busy spending d money on frivolous things instead of inputing it into useful things...#mtschew#

Cute G said...

Like seriosly am I supposed to comment on this news?*yawns*

Cute G said...
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Anonymous said...

Really?

Anonymous said...

Linda you need to post this comment, and check your email for exclusive letter, am ready to show you the dark side of efcc, nigeria prison and judges the corruption in this country hmmm...., you posted my story then , am back and better for good, if you think we av "LAWs" in nigeria u r on a long thing, am busy this days still hooking up with my subsidy guys we "chop beans" together at efcc,planing aw 2 do more damage to nigeria cuz the more u still the lesser d punishment or non at all , because from head to toe in nigeria public office " all thief"... The rules is simply steal big money and you will be pampered... With all the picture and journal dat av written I just av to share with everybody... Am not supporting corruption but honest man can't survive in nigeria... I Need to stop now.. Linda I need a confirmation from you if you can post what am about to send you, because head will roll, especially the so call EFCC.... ....

Anonymous said...

Mtchwwwww let him watch I will be tied of abusing d the political mumu ass hole,& u linda if u lyk post my comment.NEXT...........

Cute G said...
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splendid said...

That's horrible...pres jonathan is a bastard... ‎​ dnt knw if he's trying to monitor fraudsters...owkie they shld nw result to terrorism...and kidnapping rit? bullshit president...U̶̲̥̅̊ lost ma vote and D̶̲̥̅̊āt̶̲̥̅̊ of ma folks...bastard!

Anonymous said...

Nothing for Yahoo Boys.

Zhnna said...

MR PRESIDENT!!!!! Wat happened to the roads, increasing rate of unemployment, no power supply, health care, SECURITY *smh*, etc so d next "IMPORTANT" tin u cud tink of is "Cyber Security"? Id give u d benefit of doubt dat dis isn't true! But if it is den uv lost sense of direction for this country and it wud be beta if u just resign and leave d office

Sam Ekwuribe said...

...on the basis of national security and considering what these Haka Borom guys have done to all of us - i think i will approve of the move.

Is it not the living that has right to privacy?

For the Lovebirds..im not sure the FG will spend $47m to read your loveletters...so dont be afraid, the monitoring is just for 914ers and terrorists ...at least to clean up our image a bit!

Anonymous said...

which kind rubbish bi dis, very soon them go commit naother sept 11 for nigeria, they set up inncocent citizens

Anonymous said...

I do not see anything wrong with it,I just think that $40 million is excessive.With all the scams and fraud and ohh boko haram taking over the country,who will have a problem the government is finally going something positive? Only Linda Ikeji. You amaze me sometimes...

TOLUWALASHE'S BOO said...

All i see is yada yada yada.
Can someone explain this in plain english?

Anonymous said...

He may hv breached the law but I tink it'd help d security situation in d country if properly used. It could end up a good idea 4our own sakes n I don't tink it'd interfere with d life of any normal person.d fear shd be for kidnappers,boko haram n odas.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o

Anonymous said...

There is need for censorship now abi? When he was telling Nigerians the story about no shoes on the internet via Facebook there was no need for censorship now that the same monster that helped him get to where he is now is been used to tell him the truth then gbam there is need to censor "these idiot poor people" we shall see o

Anonymous said...

This man is running MAD!!!!

Ares said...

Jonathan has ruined this country. Nigeria is nothing but a wasteland,a shadow of what it once was,I miss OBJ. To think U all voted 4 dis asshole. Why can't some1 just assassinate him & let's start progressing...

Anonymous said...

Space reserved... I will be back to comment.

a twizzle said...

This man ehn? With his brain in his nose
what is the use of spending such when pple are sufering.
Smh

Anonymous said...

Now Jonathan have finally nailed himself, biko Linda ka anyi okpo pu nwoka mu court...he disobeyed the law of the land and also have no value for human right. Its Heartbreaking indeed dat a learned man will be so clueless

Anonymous said...

wow dis is serious......

Joanne Alex said...

Ok, if news is true and I understand it correctly, the Nigerian Government has contracted an Israeli company to gather vital national data which can then be made available to any and every bidder in the open market. I guess that just about sums it up. So, any country with interests in Nigeria could now save some time and money on espionage; they can simply buy it from this fortunate Israeli company.
Oh, hold on, the solution and software does not just monitor activities. The system they leverage also has the ability to censor and throttle connections for each and every Nigerian. So that means information coming in can be filtered to only allow specifically what the gatekeepers decide is acceptable. Again, any and every country (including our own) can also pay this Israeli company to manage what information we get, thus effectively sequestering Nigeria from the rest of the world; a world that would rather see the malicious content stemming from Nigeria suppressed.

I am merely a common citizen who knows nothing about governing a country, but it seems to me certain intelligence-based decisions are just mind boggling. My question is this: How many leading nations commission foreign companies to manage their national public, private and sensitive data? I wonder if China is responsible for managing USA's internet presence or if perhaps the UK plans on contracting a Nigerian security firm to manage its borders... I also wonder WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT!?!

Anonymous said...

Before they start scrutinizing comments, make I talk my own. Jonathan has slowly turned into a tyrant bullying everybody and siphoning our money without recourse. The only question I ask each day I hear all this rubbish is, do they ever think they can drop dead the next minute? Have they stopped to ask themselves (all our looting public officials, police n all the likes) that God is giving them time to repent n that's y he hasn't dealt with them? Let them continue to act in the way that best suits them Unless the wall of Jericho didn't fall after seven days!

Anonymous said...

We have d worse president to ever have ruled a nation. Israel of all ppl. Very soon we will belong to another country if not worse. His cabinets r d cause of all d problems we have in dis country, food is more expensive dan ever which is supposed to b d cheapest. We celebrate malaria day today yet insecticide to kill mosquito is 750 naira.All he could do is waste another 47 million.

Anonymous said...

Before they start screening our mails, comments n responses on the internet make I fo talk my own.
Jonathan has slowly become a tyrant bullying everyone and siphoning our money with recourse. The question I ask when I read/hear all that this government does is; do they ever stop to think they can drop dead the next minute? Do they ask themselves (looting politicians, police and the likes of them) why God keeps sparing them and giving them time to repent without dealing with them? This power crase is smthg else. They should continue to act on their own accords and let us continue to watch them unless the walls of Jericho didn't fall on the seventh day or Abacha dint die when all hope was lost.

Anonymous said...

I have held myself from saying any negative thing about president Jonathan because the good book says we shd pray for our leaders but if this is true then ...

Anonymous said...

If this information is correct, it means that the President have just sold the country to the Israelis. This is unheard of. I do not know of any country in this world that would do a thing like this. The Israelis succeeded in raiding Ettebet Airport in Uganda because they build the airport as a result they had the blueprint of the airport. Now the Israelis will not only be able to monitor every communication in Nigeria, they will also collect all our data meaning they have Nigeria in their palm. WTF.

Omorodion MLK Martin said...

Goodluck Jonathan's fecklessness is too much.

backson inc said...

Our president is officially an idiot. His priorities are so displaced its hilarious. This same man negociates with terrorists, then does this. Wow. What a shame. Thieves all of them theives

Anonymous said...

Another sad day n Nigeria. Our people are starving in the streets with high unemployment. Boko haram , kidnappers and all manner of atrocities are being committed daily on us, still we push on. The general infrastructure of the country ( education, electricity, roads, water etc) are in shambles, and this , this nonsense is where your mind reach to pour the money that could be better used elsewhere. Stop o, stop!! I take God beg you. If you need something to watch over so bad why not invest in sending your wife to school, and even you sef fit take class. When you both take 50 years to finish a 4 year course, then maybe we the people can rest small. Ewu!!

Anonymous said...

What do u expect 4rm a low IQ fellow,yeah I called him low IQ he shld gt me arrested,has d mosted educated persident he makes dr dumbest decissions eva dt evn my 10 yrs old nephew wld question.

Anonymous said...

No Resonsible government allows another State to monitor its citizens


The National Security Agency, which is based at Fort Meade, Md., is the nation's largest and most secretive intelligence agency, so intent on remaining out of public view that it has long been nicknamed "No Such Agency." It breaks codes and maintains listening posts around the world to eavesdrop on foreign governments, diplomats and trade negotiators as well as drug lords and terrorists. But the agency ordinarily operates under tight restrictions on any spying on Americans, even if they are overseas, or disseminating information about them.

Anonymous said...

Note the circumstances in which a nation allows such unconstitutional acts.

Under a presidential order signed in 2002, the intelligence agency has monitored the international telephone calls and international e-mail messages of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people inside the United States without warrants over the past three years in an effort to track possible "dirty numbers" linked to Al Qaeda, the officials said. The agency, they said, still seeks warrants to monitor entirely domestic communications.

The previously undisclosed decision to permit some eavesdropping inside the country without court approval was a major shift in American intelligence-gathering practices, particularly for the National Security Agency, whose mission is to spy on communications abroad. As a result, some officials familiar with the continuing operation have questioned whether the surveillance has stretched, if not crossed, constitutional limits on legal searches.

Anonymous said...

If Isreal is listening guess what so is the USA......GEJ is finished too. What a joker

Anonymous said...

hahaha. this is no news, there is nothing one does on the internet that can't be traced today. he could have employed nigerians to do the data gathering instead of waste the money on foreigners who will not let you work in their country without a government permit.

eventually, everyone will be tracked someday, like a pc on the internet can be tracked from anywhere in the world.

even with google earth, you can trace any location on earth. we are getting there...NWO

↭PRINCE JOBLESS↭ said...

LOOOOL!!! That's what you get for electing a drunkard into office. Nigerians should use this as a lesson and go to school. Literacy helps you think straight. Lool.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 2 say, I tink president jonatha is insane, he didn't find meaning solution 2 bokoharam n other situation affecting dis country, may God help d young generation in dis country
So d next tin 2 do now is to award 40m contrat to an islreal company on monitoring pple conversation on d internet, after dat wat next, y wunt d yahoo boy continue frauding frauding pple, na only God go help................any way Olorunwa (God dey)

Anonymous said...

Most likely to combat terrorism but with the govt you don' t know when they will abuse the system. I wonder if bribery is involved hence the single source.

Anonymous said...

No offense
But if he's doing this because of terrorism
its still not safe because they can communicate without even sending information over the WEB
So this is just another contractors Scam as far as i am concerned

@lilzee_59

Anonymous said...

This man is sick.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan don dey mad abi. He shud go and tackle boko haram n leave internet users alone!...frustrated phooooool!

LADIDI said...

This is obviously the end of Jonathan... Dem say fly wey wan die dey follow dead body smell enter grave. This will definitely be the the end of his administration because he CANNOT silence Nigerians. Thank goodness i didnt vote for him. Arrant nonsense!!!!

BLOGLORD said...

hmnnn...so they do not want Nigerians to freely speak their mind on social networks and all anymore again abi?

Anonymous said...

What's hard to believe? They do everywhere in the world but don't leak it in papers How on earth do you think the catch paedophiles and terrorist heh? Nigeria is now top 10 for terrorism so a, all for it!

Pumpkin

Anonymous said...

That's an ACIDIC lie. Enemies re at it again. The president wouldn't do that, all these re bunch of concoted lies designed to tarnish what's left of the image of the president. This is a pure fabricated lies.

Topdawg said...

I was about sending this link to you Linda and thought I should check your blog first. This is a sad development. All this is because of the leadership newspaper publication some time ago. This is an animal act proposed by this administration. People's privacy.....open invasion. This means more strength will be given to hackers to attack people's information. We have to protest against this before it is too late.

Anonymous said...

linda, i dont want to used an abusive words on you. you be olodo,you just wrote this like a child, you did not act as someone who have travel out of ninja.you find peace in other part of the developed world, do you know how its takes? do you know how terrorist are trap? DO you know the millions of naira we loose daily on internet fraud? or do you believed other country will tell you openly what the do to their internet? Yet you dont want the internet to be monitored. Oh so you believe you have secret online. its a big pity on you. its a welcome development, we were looking forward to hear this, we just hope it should work. linda, you are still centuries behind.

Anonymous said...

Now why am I not surprised at all? Rather than this aimless man to focus on the issues @ hand, insecurity, poor infrastructures, unequipped hospitals and schools, he's spending money to monitor Nigerians who criticize his stupid government. We should make sure this man doesn't return for 2nd term. Nigeria has had the highest death rate since he came into power.

NenYE.D said...

GEJ is a joker. 40 million what?? Dollars o! What happened to light for all?. This country sickens me.

Jacko said...

This moron has no clue on setting priorities for Nigerians. $40 Million??? For what? With an Israeli apartheid company? Foolish president

Anonymous said...

It is becoming clearer by the day that this govt does not have any plan for economic development.

Anonymous said...

Dis is absolute rubbish. Wat nonsense, just imagine hw dey re squandering our public funds. So we cnt ve privacy again abi.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o.....man cannot freely yarb on lindaikeji again. Johnny, your plans will not work in Jesus' name. God fire you! Ehn come and catch me amd my samsung galaxy at ogba. Mtschew....nonsense!

nonso said...

That guy no well

Anonymous said...

Well it might be helpful to fight boko haram?

Anonymous said...

People are unemployed for goodness sake. Do we have priorities in ds country? Which movie did he watch? - Dee

mimsie said...

This our so called President is just an insecure pipehead (God forgive me).
So that's the next line of action? Does he have an idea how many job opportunities, good roads, improved power supply etc $40million can create to boost our dead economy?
His adviser, the vice, David Mark etc are just bunch of useless entities.
He is the worst President EVER! Abacha was even better!

beta pesin said...

Maybe GEJ thinks BokoHaram communicate with members via email.

tippery said...

This Man no Know were dey pain am . whether na waist or na hand

WAGES of sin said...

This Man is creating more enemies than I thought. his fall is near.

Anonymous said...

I can't continue reading dis bullshit....if its true then jonathan is forever clueless.....Use dis $40k Sir to fix our hospitals,light issue,roads or better still security...if its true then,Damn u Mr.president....Nigeria is headed for the worst!!!!!SMH.

Anonymous said...

If ds is true den Our sins as a nation must have rily bin great for God to punish us wif a president lyk jonathan odawise wat did we do to deserve a man lyk ds leadin us? No privacy again in conversation?ds is madness,pure unadulterated madness.... K.U.B

Michael Eke said...

Goodluck is a big fool

Weimpactnigeria said...

If true,(which i doubt it isn't) its outrageous.What is this government's priority anyways? Does Boko Haram operate on the net or what intelligence do they want to gather? Or maybe they want to begin to arrest Nigerians who insult them online... What happens to our freedom and privacy? Am really finding it difficult to wrap my head around this. Please anyone who really understands how this will benefit Nigeria/Nigerians should make me understand what this means... checkout www.impactingnaija.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Another story in the series of unfortunate events. Asides the obvious infringement did it occur to them that the company could sell state secrets to other countries. *member the siddon look party*

WAGES of sin said...

Linda I heard the new one in town is that Mr President's aide, Kingsley Kuku threatened that insecurity will return to Niger Delta should Jonathan not re-elected into office. Meaning militants go take up arms abi? if it is Buhari's or Atiku's aide that said this, the whole nation will take to twitter page n blog site like urs acussing them for sponsoring BH. for those who want to cry about my comment I'm from the same region (Ndoni, Rivers)with this man.... smh, thought the era of touts n thugs in Govt are over with the OBJ regime.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o so our oga @ d top is now watchin us

Anonymous said...

hmmm.... Good and bad!

Anonymous said...

Na wah for our president at d top o,,,bt we hope it will bring an end to our security challenges,,,,linda am d first to comment o,,so post my commentd if not!!!!!!!

Dr pAs said...

Ain't scared because when a way closes another one will open, I will have a sect and amnesty will be given to us !!!!

Anonymous said...

Jona remember one day u will leave aso rock u will become ordinary citizen like me,I never for once believe any thing Good can emerge from his administrator.he can't employ them to help identify Boko haram then wen he called them ghost.na wa 4 mr president this is totaly human right violation.2015 GOD PLS REMOVE GEJ from Aso rock.

Anonymous said...

Clown__

Anonymous said...

with the rate of crime in this country, especially those that happen in cyberspace, i think its a wise move. Beside if u read the post well, you will see that most of these western countries have it.

Anonymous said...

ehen linda ,so what is so wrong with that, if u are not in any shady business on the internet why cry foul here..abeggy!

gistmode said...

Nothing is impossible, No be Naija we dey?

Anonymous said...

Is dis a democratic govt or a dictatorship??? Pple r livin below d poverty line, we don't hv runnin water or electricity. Our rds our death traps, n d nxt thg 4 d govt 2 spend our moni on is monitorin wat we, as free pple, do on d internet! Weeere ni gbogbo yin oh. Proper ndi ala. Even ontop doin smthg dis illegal dey made 21 mill in profit! Naija mata #smh

Anonymous said...

Clueless man, look at his mumu face. Is this what this idiot should fight for now? Why not award them the contract to lay surveillance on the Boko Haramites? GEJ is just a disappointment . Very soon, Linda will no longer be able to postvanybanti-government stories and we LIBers will no longer post any anti Jona/govt, comments.

Are we in a communist country or military dictatorship ? God will save us from this mumu Fisherman that calls himself GEJ. Fool.

Anonymous said...

Mtcheeew Something đέ ring FO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я dis man head.

--Trendy05

Anonymous said...

What a nexus of noxious noisome nullified nonsense is this? Who put that kid on sit as the president? Giving out amnesty to militants, kidnappers, bokoharam. Then when it comes to our youths who are the pride of the nation the future of tomorrow, He cannot set up companies with that 40mil USD to employ the youths? Or even better still exibit a better foolishness by sharing the 40mil USD to the 45mil internet users and see if anyone will complain of poverty again in this Country. I think the best thing the youths should do will be to exhibit what happened in Ghana to the current leaders and let new people rule. Rubbish.

Anonymous said...

I no blame am! Na boko haram cause all these problems! Shiooo!

Anonymous said...

Dis is crazy we ave many youth on de stree jobless 40m to spy on nigerians no is not 4nny dis man has notin to offer again linda pls post ma comment ooooooo

Anonymous said...

It will take Elbit 2 years to get the process running shey? Anoda reason for Nigerians to kick this scumbag president out come 2015. We can do it, lets join hands omo 9ja.

Anonymous said...

U neva solve power problem u don jump enta internet smh

Anonymous said...

Does dis man live in dis same naija, serious unemployment n dis is wot we get? N even his niger delta is even worse off with deir youths. My wish is dat all dis politicians drop dead on d same day. They hav nt seen anything yet, plaque upon plaque on dem.

Anonymous said...

Oh My God...Johnathan is the worst president Nigeria has ever produced! His foolisness is beyond me..we have too many useless leaders,Nigeria is a failed state already#sad fact

Pretty Girl

Anonymous said...

this man no know were dey pain am . whether na hand or na head

Anonymous said...

Meaning the small freedom we all hav to air our views & opinions through social medias is now tramped. As in dey can now locate you. Ha! This is bad o.

Fearless! said...

Mogbe! Not to monitor boko haram or terrorist activities? Talk of the most clueless President that will ever live!

ette udo said...

wow.
the people are jobless. boko haram blowing people up like balloons, the roads are terrible, the service industry is whack, emergency services is to cry for, little to no healthcare, an aviation industry to weep for, an education system in deplorable conditions and people living in poverty while politicians get fatter physically and in the banks, not to mention the problem with electricity. all these problems and all the president is worried about is internet security. 40m dollars is enough money to turn around all the problems and issues earlier stated and this is how oga at the top spends it. Naija, i weep for thee oooo. we need some serious libya egypt style resolution. i dont even know what legacy we have as nigerians but im sick and tired of this trend. something needs to be done ooo. i don talk my own. if they like they should come and find me.

oje said...

Dis is ridiculous hw can u invade d privacy f citizens lyk dat he knows d pple dat are threats 2 national security* nt nice* dis country sef

mz mands said...

Good he is about to find out how cute and ass he is and what people think of him.

Anonymous said...

The major issue I have with this is allowing foreigners gain access to some info which includes some that will put the nation at risk.
In the US and Uk for instance, there are some jobs which you just can't get only because you are not a citizen of their country. Why can't our clueless government learn. These guys can sell or leak info to whoever and whenever they want cherish.
We have people that can do they ob at far lower cost. My patience ( not his loose wife), is beginning to run out of this guy.
Tell the new Israeli trackers to track me.....good riddance!!!

www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com said...

Hello everyone, this is the second part of the syndication, FFK talks about God's plan for Nigeria, the man has an interesting testimony. It is on record that he is the only Minister of Aviation in the last 11 years in Nigeria under which there were no crashes and no loss of life. Every single other Minister of Aviation apart from him between 2002 to 2013 witnessed and experienced either a plane, helicopter or light aircraft crash with attendant loss of life whilst they sat on the seat. FFK not only stopped the crashes but he also exposed the fact that there was a spiritual dimension to them, that there are two major cycles of crashes every 10 years in Nigeria starting from 1992 and 1996 and that 90% of air crashes in Nigeria in the last 11 years have taken place on weekends. The year before he came in as Minister, there were five plane crashes in Nigeria with the death of 453 people, after FFK came in, the terrible cycle of crashes were brought to an abrupt end and after he left, they started again.
http://mytestimonys.blogspot.com/2013/04/femi-fani-kayode-talks-about-gods-plan.html

Anonymous said...

The major issue I have with this is allowing foreigners gain access to some info which includes some that will put the nation at risk.
In the US and Uk for instance, there are some jobs which you just can't get only because you are not a citizen of their country. Why can't our clueless government learn. These guys can sell or leak info to whoever and whenever they want cherish.
We have people that can do they ob at far lower cost. My patience ( not his loose wife), is beginning to run out of this guy.
Tell the new Israeli trackers to track me.....good riddance!!!

Anonymous said...

This man MUST NOT be re-elected in 2015

Anonymous said...

The major issue I have with this is allowing foreigners gain access to some info which includes some that will put the nation at risk.
In the US and Uk for instance, there are some jobs which you just can't get only because you are not a citizen of their country. Why can't our clueless government learn. These guys can sell or leak info to whoever and whenever they cherish.
We have people that can do they job at far lower cost. My patience ( not his olodo wife), is beginning to run out of this guy.
Tell the new Israeli trackers to track me.....good riddance!!!

Jumitebabe said...

Wtf!!! presido ur own don do much oh, shuooooooooo. Linda dis post long sha, i almost got headache reading it *whew*

Anonymous said...


welcome to post 911 world Linda, its already the norm in the west and north america, I'm surprise that this is news!. If it helps government deal with security threats so be it. If you live in the regions I mentioned earlier, you know what I'm talking about. Nigerians must stop this everything is free and is my right gibberish. Here, I know I;m being monitored and its ok. I know there are people with evil intentions out there, if it helps government stop them, so be it.
Linda, please blog responsibly, this is not limited to Nigeria!.

Adaora Davis said...

This is not happening!

Adaora Davis said...

This is not happening!

linda's hubby said...

Sorry

Adaora Davis said...

This is not happening!

linda's hubby said...

on too the next one abeg

Adaora Davis said...

This is not happening!

Adaora Davis said...

This is not happening!

Adaora Davis said...

This is not happening!

Anonymous said...

The only thing I can say is may God keep me till 2015 so I can joint others in voting him out, in the face of other problems its this rubbish that he is doing 40m wasted just like that ..........Shebi dey r watching mr president you are a poverty sticken fool that does not know what to do with money when u see it....

Anonymous said...

i thot ds SOB said there is no enuff money to do our roads, boko haram is killing people everyday in masses...is ds project d problem of this economy now. OH Lord are u watching ds man destroy our generation for no reason. *gone 2 sleep*

Anonymous said...

And 1 moron came here 2 say GEJ is d best president so far, mayb cos he gets militant allowee shaa. Btw Linda r u just knwin GEJ is a fool? Em no see anyfin 2 use money do again nah 4 rubbish. See ppl suffering evri1.d bastard has sold his soul 2 d devil dahs y he has no sympathy. Nd if any1 insults me 4 calin GEJ a fool den d person is a bigger fool. Can I call my father a fool? Yes I'll if he bhvs lyk GEJ. RIP GEJ!!! Tee

Anonymous said...

Enough is enough,Jonathan MUST GO!

Anonymous said...

this is going to be a very difficult task for any company or gadget to achieve.not when ip can be easily changed and i can send mails with so many alias, i see this as a total waste of money.Bill Gate said internet security can never be guaranteed

maverick fs said...

It saddens that a nation with notorious rate of unemployment will do such a ill-conceived act...painfully d country has no office I̲̅n̶̲̅ Nigeria to engage d youths!I have nevr been a supporter of an accidental public servant...its definitely contravene d FHR on privacy n human dignity n such cannot survive I̅n̅ a democratic dispensation...if true we should challenge such iin court!

Anonymous said...

Yeye people wey dey always comment for here no go see any reason to comment to this alarming news, if na kim kardashian abi "who wear am pass" kind of news na dem go get comment. Basket heads!

bee said...

I regretted opening ds post. Waste of my Battery life and bytes. Actually dosed off reading too.

Victor Kwame Sampong said...

What the f**k? Anyway, playin Sauce Kid's...U Don Dey Madt Abi...all the way to Aso Rock !!!

Oyefunke Jolaoso said...

GEJ must be kidding? So we don't have privacy again?

Anonymous said...

jonathan is our enemy in dis country d earlier we tacle him d better for nigerians,pls where is dino has he gotten dis information cos his d only one that knws how to put jonathan in his rightful place with his tongue on twitter.

Anonymous said...

linda are you an enemy of progress? why would you be against this knowing the situation of the country. Abeg if this will expose interenet crimes and the lot, let it be done.

Anonymous said...

Wtf is wrong wit this man!! Use money do beta tin No!!! Now he wants 2 spy on we Nigerians too??

Anonymous said...

Good 2 knw, hope diz goes a long way in spoting d bad guyz info or bridged der xo called secret, even doz blood suckers boko haram n der sponsorers.n prayn it doesn't fail like all oda project in 9ja

SPATACULES.. said...

This is serious, is all this necessary? Is this Mr. good luck, first priority?... Nawaooo

Amina Lawal said...

Serious something oo..

http://meenahz.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

stupid man , no go tackle the real problem they disturb your self for rubbish.....

Anonymous said...

i think dis is a good idea, if u be boko person ur end is here, n for u all runs babe n gossipers dnt worry nor be una dem dey find.
just so u all knw other develop countries do dis, eg uk, usa. how do u think they find out somethings easily, they just ignore the one dt is not necessary and i also see nigeria do the same thing.
if u live abroad u will understand dis, its same reason why sometimes if u want to say some things on the phone u want to use ur local language

whitehathacker said...

stupidity who are they monitoring or do they think everyone is internet illiterate, all packet passes thru encrypted passage so not even ur provider can sniff... unlesss u dont know what u doing...waste of money ...there are lot of internet security dude in this country but we are good in waste money all in the name of employing foriegn country...bull shit leaders

Anonymous said...

If this is true then God will definately punish badluck and his Admin.They rejected the unemployed Graduate salary scheme and now he has d gut to award $40M worth of contract.

Muse said...

He is taking a cue from President Obama's CISPA, scary stuff, all these people...preparing the world for the one government plan.

#Anti-bullshit said...

TF!!!! This is d height!

Anonymous said...

Bullshit!!!Is that the major problem we have in Nigeria?

Anonymous said...

MR President.... Dats all I have to say

ONU-RAZOR said...

The first rule in security is intelligence gathering. If the Nigerian government has realized that and is desirous of practicalizing it then we should commend rather than condemn the move. The most fundamental of all our human rights is the right to life. If certain criminal elements have made it a matter of deliberate policy to undermine security under the most flimsy of guises, I think the least our government can do is to embark on a deliberate and resolute mission to checkmate them, albeit at the risk of a few sacrifices here and there. Every serious country in the world does that. Afterall there is a trite saying that "desperate times call for desperate measures". Anybody who does not realize that Nigeria is in a precarious and desperate security situation needs psychiatric hospitalization. Moreover who tells you that the American security agencies and those of other countries in their league are not already monitoring Nigerian internet users? Let us be introspective and wise rather than myopic and selfish in criticizing government policies. Linda, do I perceive the smallest iota of a battle for SELF-PRESERVATION in this campaign of yours?

Anonymous said...

Stupid President,we are suffering in nigeria and yet d bastard is wasting $40million on stupid internet shit,may God help us all in naija(Amen)

Anonymous said...

Okay so we can spend $40m to monitor internet communications in Nigeria, , this is a major low for this administration. Seems we donknow what to do with money again. There are better things to do with that money than monitor internet communications.

KOSI said...

well. elbit system wasn't established for 3 African nations in mind. it can also boast of clients of elite nations who secretly infiltrate citizens' freedom too.
BUT the sad thing is that is infrastructure will be a sophisticated addition to PDP weaponry, and not for national intelligence.

#GreedyPotBellyOldAsses.

Anonymous said...

Where are the witches and wizards in this country??? Its only their neighbours they can see...... can they just fly in troops and head to Aso Rock plllllzzzzzzzzz?????

Anonymous said...

hummm Oga ooo

amazing grace said...

actually, i am in full support of this only if they have set rules on what to monitor. Nig fraudsters have given us such bad names for far too long. sad that this simple task had to be outsourced to another country. online data monitoring is not rocket science and don't need external assistance...

Anonymous said...

This is d most useless tin I hv heard in years! I regret voting 4 goodluck

Anonymous said...

How I wish that all you that are cursing will take your time and read this write up to its end even you LINDA IKEJI, stop inciting sensational reports.

it is not confirmed if the Africa country in question is Nigeria or not. Linda stop trying to behave like an educated illitrate. Post my comment o!

Anonymous said...

I swear to Gosh!!! Jonathan is a pig, He has done nothing to alleviate the suffering of the masses, and has gone ahead to censor the freedom of speech of Nigerians, Somthing that was violently rejected even in the US. Him and his childrens children shal pay for this. Biakwa Linda Post my Comment!

Anonymous said...

Misplaced priorities!

Anonymous said...

Diz Onu-Razor or woteva U call urslf, U R a Fool @90,an Infertile Pig! Mostlikely U have no common sense,Your post disgusts me. Jonathan throughout his admin has done nothing to improve the life of Nigerians, If his Intention was good,Why didn't he make the contract public Knowledge, and abide by the provisions of the constitution? He has done Nothing about Corruption, yet wants to fetter the freedom of expression of Nigerians and Ur misreble self wants to support him. When you have nothing reasonable to say Just shut up, cause obviously your brain is made of Moi-Moi.
~Tunechi

Anonymous said...

Wasting public funds.

Anonymous said...

Who r the stupid people advisin dis Jonathan, who told him boko haram operates on d internet as least dose r d major terrorist in Nja 4nw.Am sure more dan 40million dollars was budgetd 4dis contract n d rest is goin to his account. Vry annoyin country wasting public funds. Linda make sure u post my comment o. I dnt knw y u neva post my comment.*angry face*

charlie said...

I guess you all are seeing this in the wrong way and commenting on the less important issue which is the financial implication of this asorock madness...I think we should concentrate more on the right of privacy which it will take away from you!!!!let me make u understand it more...it means, you can't send any mail and Call it private or a secret because they can access it if they wish to...it will also give them access to knowing everything about us as a nation, even our military capabilities...am sure there are better hands to do that job in this country that hiring people that cn use our information to deal with us.

Anonymous said...

D story never End cause u no put BIG FOOL, useless, spineless arsehole

Anonymous said...

I laugh at ur stupidity, to monitor terrorist????? Does Nigeria have a data base that they can arrest the suspect from a address? Grow up pls

Seb said...

Jonathan's Government is a disappointment, why spend the country's resources on such silly scheme like surveillance of internet users. when such funds can be diverted to providing much needed social amenities like constant power supply, good roads etc.

Zainab Ahmed said...

Thank you and God bless u 4 dis sweet and simple comment.

Anonymous said...

Biakwa Linda Post my comment, I want that Fool @90 called Razor Mouth abi Onu woteva to view it and become wise for good...though I doubt the possibility of that coz a fool @90 is a fool 4 all time!!!

Anonymous said...

Diz Onu-Razor or woteva U call urslf, U R a Fool @90,an Infertile Pig! Mostlikely U have no common sense,Your post disgusts me. Jonathan throughout his admin has done nothing to improve the life of Nigerians, If his Intention was good,Why didn't he make the contract public Knowledge, and abide by the provisions of the constitution? He has done Nothing about Corruption, yet wants to fetter the freedom of expression of Nigerians and Ur misreble self wants to support him. When you have nothing reasonable to say Just shut up, cause obviously your brain is made of Moi-Moi.
~Tunechi

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm!This Jonathan is full of surprises.So Jonathan could spend $40 to monitor internet communications in Nigerian when most Nigerians cannot boast of a square meal.what about monthly salary for our jobless youths and women.Lord, pls hear our prayers.

Aroh Lyna said...

lolzzz as in eh anon 9:47am u r joker jst lyk ur presido buh com 2 tink of it d witches n wizards myt av considered or myt av flew 2 aso rock b4 buh tinz dint work out 4 em lol.... Mayb aso rock's got diaz guidin em 2


Jona ur tym don reach o we neva still wetin u use fuel subsidy moni do 4 us u com dey dash 'ISREAL' 40mill dollarz???? 2 watch us iyaf die hope say fraudsters wud b left aside cos if i graduate no c job i'd employ mysef o!

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:08AM the story must get sequel bcos u no put BIG BORN FOOL.....

Anonymous said...

this man is obviously a satanist assigned to usher Nigeria into the new world order. we need to pray this man out of his office and ask God to bring a leader ordained and chosen by Him. A leader that would promote God's agenda and His alone. i am tired of Satan worshiping corrupt occultists leading us!

Anonymous said...

who voted for him?

Anonymous said...

Continue to pary for your leaders,its not easy to be a leader,most people commenting here,if they were made the president they would be worse than GEJ

Ezeoke L said...

Mr. president actually needs delieverance and a good advicer.all this money embazzlement,i hope EFCC is taking record.because he has 2 provide those money after his regime.

Anonymous said...

...meanwhile, millions of Nigerians do not have access to the internet! why not use the money to improve internet services in Nigeria?!

Anonymous said...

una really de curse this man..by the time this initiative or whatever its called is operational, bloggeers like linda ikeji will be out of biz..lol but if its true i think GEJ has finally lost it on what to to with the resources ..i would not blame him sha cos when u think of all the ills happening in the country, e reach craze but then again y not channel it to improve security rather than gathering useless information . if he is not aware, people sponsoring this boko are in his government cs its obvious that the northern don't agree that a southern is the head of state. left for me i think 9ja should split up and everyone goes their separate way. or is this a skim to milk more money? the one were dem de thief on a regular basis never reach?

Anonymous said...

Cmon guys this isnt true.... just another excuse for them to go shopping buying more hideous shit and covering it up with ooo we have given it to blah blah blah........

Anonymous said...

Isreal is God's own country though, so we are in safe hands.

Jayeholla Tessy said...

this guy is just too fucking clueless he doesnt have any idea of wat to do next hin matter be like matter of coach wey commot keeper kon say hin wan put striker...wetin we dey talk wetin hin dey do...road bad,electricity no dey,human security na error so na internet security b d nxt stop..walai if this man b my papa na otapipia i go put for food for am

Anonymous said...

confused.com

Anonymous said...

There is no God in Nigeria only gods, i guess some people will say its a lie but its the truth, demons are controlling everything about Nigeria

Hrm paul ojeih said...

Linda if you dey fear to talk i go talk simply put the president has lost that moni would have gone into health care since its obvious his wife is always sickly i hope the Israeli company will tell him that i said so

Anonymous said...

if he wants to fish out the people that insult him anonymously on blogs, he doesn't have to spend that much money doing it.!

Anonymous said...

Everyone knws dat isreal is like a broda to d US..
Dis is d oppurtunity dat dey hv been waitin for..
To get first hand information abat us nd use it to deir advantange.
We hv al been sold out i tel u..
Yahoo boys out dere shud watch out 2 cus dey wil soon com afta u...
Wat a shame..
So we are bak to colonial times

Gospel Chukwuma said...

why una dey waste una time dey talk rubbish, 1.) we are not sure that it is Nigeria, 2.) anything he (GEJ) does at this point in time is for enhancing security and re branding our nation in the Internet commuinty.

Anonymous said...

HE has no right to such, this unacceptable.The federal government can be tragged to court by youths in Nigeria those who are lawyers,even the nigeria bar association could press charges against the government.Why contracting such to a foriegn country? making us vulnerable to other countries.His sensless head should tell him that what is needed is to install functional setalites that could cover the entire nation and help cop BOKO guys.This dude is brainless and his advisers are worst than he is.

Anonymous said...

Nigerians ain't gonna do s#*t....no wonder some white folks were able to enslave a bunch of our ancestors.

Anonymous said...

mehn dis is frustration in d highest order.even hiher countries did not do such but this one is doing what he does not even understand.d thing is that he doesnt knw dat NIGERIANS CAN improvise another way to do dia tins..he should fly jooor

Anonymous said...

Pls y will dis fool even thing of such a thing we are 160 millon in dis conutry if he gives every graduate or 1millon naira trust me d ecnomny will change coz pple will invest.

Anonymous said...

Dis is d sign of d end. They knw what they are doin in future it wil b so useful 2 dem

Anonymous said...

Mr. Jonathan is obviously obsessed with his 2nd term political ambition! All these to garner information to aide his political ambition! Invading the privacy of innocent citizens and organisations and tamper with sensitive documents and information! This can also lead to selling the countries top secret information to the world, Mr. President, 2nd term? NO

Anonymous said...

The Isrealis will use part of the money to create more employment for their citizen who will be in charge of cyber security while we are full of unemployment, they may even use part of it to generate more arms & ammunition to terrorize the Islamic world courtesy of unreasonable Nigeria President and his cabinet. God dey.

SAMUEL said...

Is only those with bad intentions on the internet e.g, Yahoo boys and their girlfriends that will stupidly insult the person of Mr. President for this good move on security. Nigeria is suffering as a country today because we have always refuse to embrace thing that will check our excesses as citizens. This is a good move. Those that have intention to go into Cyber-crime will now think twice.

Anonymous said...

I've finally given up on Nigeria... Jona gave Nigerians the contract and published it was given to Israelis .. Not knowing the move would backfire ..: neways Jonathan 2015 in motion... Just better ways in looting public funds

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is suffering from high levels of unemployment .. And you give a foreigner 40mill to do a job Nigerians can do ... All the hackers spam the banks and hack govt sites.. Would do a better job.. If they're paid. Unemployment has caused dem to look for other ways of survival ... Only God can help us in this country

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with Nigerians? What is wrong with awarding contract to monitor internet communication. Is done in developed countries. Why are people so short-sighted that they keep abusing Jonathan even when it requires us applauding him. I do not think that Nigerian youths have any future based on the comments I have read so far. Sorry to say this.

Anonymous said...

WAIT... I DONT GET .. IS IT TO MONITOR INTERNET COMMUNICATION OR IMPROVE D INTERNET FACILITIES OR WHAT!!!....now i know y they abuse this man so much

Anonymous said...

I believe this formate of Jonathan's is just to dupe Nigerians in chopping the money. He only gave a very literate excuse to execute the money. GOODLUCK OR BADLUCK JONATHAN U A BIG THIEF........Fellow nigerians, this is another governmental fraud of the highest order.

p-moni said...

scumbag, clueless president.. Jona is a number one fool in nig. I dn't know wot we do to have a goat as a president...

Anonymous said...

The problem with our country is everyone claims to be wise. Over 250 comments condemns Jonathan and its admission, calln him all sorts of name. But to you as a nigerian do you think you are wise. This is the best thinG MR PResident could DO. Every developed country monitor they users IP and dis helps to reduce crimes. Gosh. Internet is makinG ways in this country and if measures are not taken. In nxt 15yrs we will cry as we are cryn nw about BOKO. Remember how dey starteD.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm Linda, don't u know the importance of technology and information gathering in fighting crimes and terrorists. Every sensible Govt already has this in place...including the western world. What you should be talking about is for ppl to be vigilant against abuse or misuse of these vital security resource

Anonymous said...

JONATHAN REASONS FROM HIS BALLS-HIS BRAIN IS UNDER HIS LAST TOE- ITS VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT WE VOTED HIM- GOD HELP US

Anonymous said...

Who is attacking you or Nigerian? we have been attacking ourselves since we can’t give Nigerians light, good water supplies, good roads, jobs, hunger and the worst part of it we can’t even refine our own product crude oil. This is a fraud to my understanding and a very big shameful act by our president. This what Nigerians say; WE WILL NOT TAKE NONSENSE FROM FOREIGN EXPLOITERS. It’s not the foreigners it’s our leaders they don’t have shame they are bunch of illiterates that’s why they don’t believe that 9ja have smart people, how can a president of a country do this, number one man? Lol.

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