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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Check out this piece on President Jonathan in the UK Guardian

The piece sums up President Goodluck Jonathan's 3 years in office as president of Nigeria, written by UK Guardian's Remi Adekoya. See it below...
Nigerians had no rational reason to believe their lives would improve after Goodluck Jonathan became president three years ago this week. The list of promises their rulers have broken is so long it would make a virgin cynical. But then Nigerians can be stubbornly optimistic.
When Jonathan first appeared on the political scene in 2007, when Nigeria's then president, Olusegun Obasanjo, announced him as the running-mate of his party's next presidential candidate, Musa Yar'Adua, many mythologised the good fortune that seemed linked to Jonathan's first name. And so, when Yar'Adua died in 2010 from heart disease and Jonathan was handed the most coveted job in Nigeria, many voters believed good luck had come to Nigeria. Were they right?

Nigeria's economy has averaged an impressive 7% annual growth since 2010. Fiscal policy is responsible. The country has a debt-to-GDP ratio of roughly 18% and a budget deficit of under 3%, levels Europe would be delighted with today. This is largely thanks to finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former World Bank managing director. But Jonathan deserves praise for not intefering.

Still, his end-of-year report is not spotless. While the economy is booming, precious little wealth trickles down to the poor. Jonathan must be more energetic about changing that. The electricity supply is erratic, so businesses and individuals spend fortunes on generators and diesel. This in one of the world's biggest oil exporters. Things have improved since 2010, but far too tepidly: Jonathan only gets a C minus.

Infrastructure also remains a problem. Without a modern road network, doing business in Nigeria will remain prohibitively expensive and logistically challenging. Nigeria is a federation: individual states play a big role here. In the richer, well-governed states such as Lagos, where the commercial capital city is located, progress is visible. But Jonathan needs to do more to facilitate modernism in poorer states: he gets a C.

On healthcare, Jonathan gets an F. If a Nigerian gets cancer today and can't afford private treatment, he will die. Even obtaining aspirin in a public hospital can prove impossible.

Education is particularly problematic: tens of millions of Nigerians are illiterate. Most cannot afford an education: without government assistance, thus far feeble, they will remain intellectual invalids. Nigeria's rulers need to understand that a country is not respected because of the number of oil barrels it sells, but because of the quality of citizen it produces: F.

Jonathan's record on corruption is a disgrace. A recent report from the US State Department was spot on when it cited "massive, widespread, and pervasive corruption affecting all levels of government".
Asked to disclose his assets, the man whose parents couldn't afford shoes refused. For emphasis, he said he "doesn't give a damn" what anybody thinks about it. The Council of States, led by Jonathan, meanwhile pardoned his former boss, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who had been convicted of money-laundering.

On security, Jonathan has dithered. Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group, has killed thousands on his watch, while he seems unsure whether to use crushing force or grant "amnesty" (read: bribes), as he has offered. Boko Haram laughed in his face. It is Jonathan's government that should plead for amnesty, it has suggested.

In a country where the rule of law remains a dream, Jonathan's message is terrible: he is, in effect, saying: "Prove to us you are strong enough to make our lives difficult and we'll give you a share of the pie." How can a president expect loyalty from his citizens if he appears to lack the power to protect them?

It's no easy job running a country that is half-Christian, half-Muslim, underdeveloped and home to some 250 ethnic groups. Some say Jonathan is too weak for the job. But you don't have to be a great man to be a great president, as long as you are clever enough to you surround yourself with wise advisers, possess the intelligence to process information and have a steadfast desire to improve things for your people.

I personally don't deny that Jonathan some good intentions. But he is hostage to the powerful interests that catapulted him to the top. Ultimately though, he is Mr President, which gives him some pretty sharp fangs. If he wants to be remembered fondly, he should start baring those fangs in the interest of his people. Otherwise, he might as well call it quits in 2015, and spare us a second term. Nigeria has a lot of catching up to do. There is no time to waste.

128 comments:

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

On point! The writer hit the nail on the head! GEJ can't continue ruling like someone without a definite plan for our development.

Obinna Enemuo said...

The guy is on point sha. Hopefully,things will get better in time.

Obinna Enemuo said...

The guy is on point sha. Hopefully,things will get better in time.

aposu said...

well objective

Anonymous said...

God Bless Remi Adekoya for speaking the truth without fear...Johnathan is the worst president Nigeria has ever produced,he's totally Clueless about what governance is really about..He's kissing too many asses just to stay in power and he's done nothing for the ordinary people who voted him into office..I hope he @least reads this article,just maybe it'll serve as a wake up call for him!

Pretty Girl

dr.Who said...

My thoughts exactly. I hope I can see this country get better.am sad I ddnt vote last time. Am gonna vote ds time around. #rubbish!

Anonymous said...

Good observation.

Esta Iyire said...

i totally agree ....

Anonymous said...

gbam

Anonymous said...

She's still taking it all soft. This is bullshit statistics. GEJ is a cunt. We don't need no 7% and 18% to know that this country is looking hopeless. An average Nigerian cannot afford good education, good clothes, even to eat sef na wahala for more than half of the country... And we are increasing by 7%..

Anonymous said...

Rule of law ??F >>>> He gets an A on that. when errand kids on twitter call him IDIOT FOOL, CLUELESS

Anonymous said...

Somebody hand this articulate man an award. Somebody else please print this in large font and hand it to the man we unfortunately call our president. It should be a sin that this great nation still tackles these stupid problems in 2013. I don't get why the greed that runs through Aso Rock is so blinding to our shameless govoners that nobody feels it is anyones duty to at least put a good effort into basic attributes. Indeed Rome wasn't built in a day but i'll be damned if it took this long.

Prezz

Anonymous said...

Spot on. This report is spot on. Jonathan needs needs to grow some backbone and try harder.

ExoticEyez MiMi said...

Growth Growth Growth we keep hearing, bla! bla!! bla!!! "Nigeria's economy has averaged an impressive 7% annual growth since 2010. Fiscal policy is responsible. The country has a debt-to-GDP ratio of roughly 18% and a budget deficit of under 3%", If the life of the common man is still as it was with the basic infrastructures still in absentia, where is the visible proof of growth in the country? Good you mentioned that Nigerians are stubbornly optimistic because after all that's all we have left, Hope keeps us going, Hope that one day there will be a tiny light at the end of the tunnel. That's our only choice.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!! GEJ is simply confused, guess he neva tot for a second that being in the no1 spot wud be dis hard. I pray he gets right his footings b4 itz 2 late.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm! True talk

Anonymous said...

Is he a learner?

Anonymous said...

GEJ plz try harder

Anonymous said...

We all know dat our president is inept and nothin good can come out 4rm him. Habeep of LBI say so

Anonymous said...

Dere ȋ̝̊̅Ƨ̷̜̌̋ no special write up here..his grammatical structure ȋ̝̊̅Ƨ̷̜̌̋ absolute nonsense...mtcheww

Anonymous said...

On point except for the part where he said "Even obtaining aspirin in a public hospital can prove impossible".

Anonymous said...

FORWARD THIS ARTICLE TO SAHARA REPORTERS...................next

Anonymous said...

dumb article.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant write-up!

Vkky said...

The man needs to try hard,but I am impressed in his Electricity reforms.

Vkky said...

I am impressed with his electricity reforms,but,honestly,he needs to to try harder on the it.

Vkky said...

The man needs to try hard,but I am impressed in his Electricity reforms.

Anonymous said...

baam,in surpport big time

Anonymous said...

Super Expository. Only if my Mr. President will read it and accept and act without terming it "detractors".

Eneji said...

This is a knock out from Remi. We all know these ratings except the likes of Abati and Okupe. We are patiently wating for 2015 to KICK them out. I will surely vote anything, i repeat, anything except this gentleman PHD holder. This UNBLELLA is leaking. We surely cant wait enough.

Honeypurr Abdul said...

Jonathan needs to get his shit together and stop acting like a weakling....mtcheeeeew oshisco

Anonymous said...

I''m so shy to be a Nigerian right be

Honeypurr said...

Jonathan needs to get his shit together and stop acting like a weakling....mtcheeeeew oshisco

Eneji said...

This is a knock out, Remi. We all know these ratings. We are patiently waiting for 2015 so we can kick them out. This UMBLELLA is leaking. We cant wait enough.

Anonymous said...

He has failed woefully in all ramifications. It's unfortunate, in this part of the world, Leaders who have failed will never step down. Sorrounded with sycophants e.g Asari Dokubo.

Oluwafunmilayo Dada said...

This is so damn true....we need to wake up.....we are the solution to our problems

Okeoghene Are said...

well said, there is no time to waste come 2015 because every day we see a show down of an incompetent n confused man we call a president.

Anonymous said...

Go and have seat,watin concern u?

oladipo sodunke said...

This is so true, I wish reuben abati or doyin okupe could read this and come up with their stupid backup plan. God bless Nigeria

Anonymous said...

spot on mate

Anonymous said...

Well said...I just hope that Ijaw man reads this so he can come to his senses.....suffer don get level for naija ooo.

princessfummite said...

Hmmmmm......well said o, he jst hit d nail on d head. God help our country nigeria.

Maverick FS said...

Beautiful
Excellent
Impressive
Blunt
Hope is not second reuben abati who won't be able to refuse †ђξ dangling 'oil-enrich carrot'

Anonymous said...

Wise word from a wise man

Anonymous said...

Its only a matter of time before nigerians will know jonathan is d best president this country has ever had. Time. All great leaders make mistakes. But their good deeds will never be forgotten. That's my prayer for jonathan.the tongues that curse him will be d same that will praise him. Those who have eyes, let them see.

Anonymous said...

Article is spot on. Ugh, I just want to cry for this country...
~ZSA ZSA

Anonymous said...

Stupid fools like Doyin and Reuben will soon come up wit some useless defensive statement . Linda if u like dnt post it.

Duke Emeka said...

Good writeup.

Anonymous said...

So true. Poor Nigerians are the ones feeling the heat.

Anonymous said...

Very true! Failed man.

Anonymous said...

Well said. But on d education aspect, he deserves a C. He established 12 new Federal universities. I saw him as d one to restor nigeria, but obviously not. One good term deserves another, GEJ u have failed us. Quit in 2015. And mr Asari Dokubo should read this aswell.

Anonymous said...

The writer has been a bit liberal. The truth is that government at the federal level has virtually gone into coma. Seems the only thing going on now is looting,same as alleged by the US government!

Anonymous said...

learn to draw a line between personal grudges and official matters and i wonder when you conducted that research,it's obviously outdated

Anonymous said...

Linda, y u hate me??

olivia said...

Well spoken but will he listen? Mtcheew

Anonymous said...

Okupe where are you? Oya bark... bark..like a castrated dog we all know you to be...fucktards!

Anonymous said...

Jonathan is a very very useless fool. He doesn't even have a child of his own so how will he understand.. Duh

Austin Uche said...

The dog abati and the fowl okupe will soon cum out wiv their own statements.... Jona get F for everything, bcos wats d point of economic boom if it cannot translate to improved standard of living for its citizens.... Smh for this presidency o

Anonymous said...

As in.... So damn true. So weak to b a president. To even think he was asked to kal d names of his assets, he refused. I tink d yorubas r better when it kums to ruling this country.

Hajjo said...

Wish Jona cud read this bt all he will b able to decipher frm d document is "oh! More paper to feeds d goats!" Typical animal farmer abi na zoologist.
If pesin wan chop I no mind o, my own b say jst do d work @ least.

Anonymous said...

I will emphasise that on security and education GEJ get Fail plus (F+). GEJ is weak and clueless.

@toy_stars | GAI @galacticalart said...

So so so right. Just hope things get better soon. God bless NIGERIA

Anonymous said...

This article is so on point. Wish our leaders listen to and make good use of constructive criticism but no, they would instead want to shut up the person or place it's coming especially if they be within their powers.

jeez said...

All hands need to be on deck to make our nation achieve its goal. From the Presidency to the ordinary citizen. Enough of throwing insults at each and every pres. that comes our way. We all need to get to work.

DATSHAPIBOBOY said...

Granted dat u r leaving in far away London and may not fully be in tune with d events of the day as regards politics and its underpinnings in Nigeria, yet I can not deny that largely to an extent u made valid points in dis pithy postulate. I am an undying apologist of GEJ administeration and I must concede that he has not done enough in d health sector of this country, job creation has been on a snail pace but with the much purported improvements in d financial sector tantamount to wooing private investors in d country dat as put to purpose by d midas touch of d enigmatic Iweala, it is only a matter of time before unemployment will be minimum in dis country. D Issue of Boko Haram continues to remain a hydra-headed monster which every public affairs analyst has chosen to ignore bc of d obvious yet GEJ has proven beyond reasonable doubts that he is committed towards nipping d menace in d bud.
I choose to disagree with people who are wont to label GEJ as bein weak, clueless and every order sobriquet undeserving of a president. This is bc there has been a significant improvement in the power sector bearing in mind the billions of Naira dt hs been pilfered in d quest of achieving barely 2000 watts. Honestly it is not where Nigerians want it to be but credit should be given for the much we have while Govt continues to make concerted effort in ensuring steady supply of electricity that will undoubtedly improve small and medium scale businesses in Nigeria. even Doyin Okupe hs put his name on the line while giving credence to govt's commitment in dis regards.
I do not envy GEJ's position but as a leader committed in writing his name boldly in Gold, he hs to as a sign of dedication to his duty, continue to play his part upon fortune stage, by turnin a deaf ear to d hash criticisms and deliver d dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
I am neither Doyin Okupe, nor Reuben Abati neither do I enjoy as much as they do but I am a patriotic Nigerian.
Comment Signed, Sealed and Delivered by DatShapIboBoy

Anonymous said...

He has a plan: and the plan is to embezzle and stuff the coffers of his and his friends and family..

bee said...

My guy u correct me no see wetin dis man wey we dey talk abt do sha*me no mention name o*but I believe he ll not just bother him sef for 2 term

Anonymous said...

Just bcos the masses Rae suffering doesn't mean that the economy isn't growing..the problem is that the govt steals the money and so it doesn't trickle down to the common man...

Anonymous said...

Jona u won't bi so lucky next time.
I'm sure ur mother is regreting givng birth to an (efulefu) like U mteeww.

Anonymous said...

Which kind scatter scatter English be this? E be like say the erratic power supply don affect your medulla oblongata too...

Bissy said...

PLEASE U PPLE SHOULD STOP ALL THIS RUBBISH WERE ALL NOT THE ONE THAT VOTED FOR BASED NO SENTIMENT. NIGERIA IS THE ONLY NATION WHERE PEOPLE ARE PUT IN POLITICAL POWER BASED ON RELIGION,TRIBAL AND EMOTIONAL SENTIMENT INSTEAD OF COMPETENCY.

Bissy said...

PLEASE U PPLE SHOULD STOP ALL THIS RUBBISH WERE U ALL, NOT THE ONE THAT VOTED FOR HIM BASED NO SENTIMENT. NIGERIA IS THE ONLY NATION WHERE PEOPLE ARE PUT IN POLITICAL POWER BASED ON RELIGION,TRIBAL AND EMOTIONAL SENTIMENT INSTEAD OF COMPETENCY.

Marcel Duplexis said...

A very concise & objective piece. GEJ still has a lot of work to do.With leadership comes great responsibility. He should ante up his obligations in making Nigeria a force to reckon with.

Anonymous said...

Write urs and let us see

Anonymous said...

Are you a joke or what? what's wrong with his grammar? Or you don't understand english? If u don't have anytin to say pls shut ur mouth. The guy has said everything that needs to be said.

Oladokun olawale said...

Linda thanking for posting this article to your blog.

Anonymous said...

All you Nigerians can do is whine and complain, no one is ready to stand for a cause, if these many people have a problem with his rule you should stand and ask for him to resign, spineless fools calling their leader worthless.

zoby said...

So on point. Though Jonathan might have good intentions for Nigerians,he seems to be unaware of the ways to achieve that.how can he possibly be thinking of 2015, when has not received any credit for the years he has ruled.such a gullible president.he should learn from fashola.

Anonymous said...

Mumu ryt ur own make we see na. Idiot in human cloth'n.

Anonymous said...

Mumu write ur own let us see... Idiot in human cloth'n

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha ur d dumbest tin naija can brag about. Like I'll alwaiz say ur an idiot in human cloth'n. Buhahahhaha even GEJ reads Linda ikeji's blog, will u get d hell out of here nd do sumtin beta with ur idiotic, dumb, borin life. Ewu gambia.

Anonymous said...

Mumu write ur own let us see... Idiot in human cloth'n

Anonymous said...

Na pple like yuh, dey make naija bad.. Hello dumbass we are in 2013,were democracy z d oda of d day.. Animal 3.46pm, stop being an alcholic nd help ur country in d little way u can... Ezi.

Anonymous said...

My mum just died of cancer after removing her from a private hospital to a 'supposedly good'teaching hospital....if i had known better.smh

Anonymous said...

Its a gud writ up...bt sorry dis write up is so so Bais....and it is a one sided argument...we cannot jst say dat GEJ has done notin since he became d president of Nig.dat will be wrong to say so...All i knw is dat wot he is doing is not enuf...bt dat dos not derrogate d fact dat dia has not been any loudable achievement by GEJ...

Anonymous said...

Plz let's join and pray fr our country dts d only way to redeem it.. Nt jus jonathan, buh we d citizens av our own ish fr eg we hardly obey rules here. Let's all pray fr jona, our country and ourselves

confessor said...

Hahahaha @aspirin
He was obviously kidding

Anonymous said...

Kpom kwem!

Anonymous said...

This is A̷̷̴ very brilliant assessment ☀̤̣̈̇f jonathan's administration. ₪☺ criticism but a blunt,honest Α̲̅ή∂ frank assessment. №† even moni-blinded ruben abbati or attack dog doyin okupe can defend Ʈђi§. Nigerians, stop being lazy,sympathetic Α̲̅ή∂ timid wen it has τ̲̅ȍ jona. He isn't fit 2 b president. Growth shudnt b at d pages of newspapers instead it should b i̶̲̥̅̊n our homes,streets,churches etc

Anonymous said...

While we all agree that Nigeria is summarily 'fucked' , I do not see why it should be published in the guardian if the UK. We don't generally report stories of perversion of the British in Nigerian newspapers! This just drives the disdain the rest of the world who like reading the Guardian have for us. Shame he has not revealed what we don't know already. All these sell outs with Nigerian names who like to wash crap in world wide public. The British would not change the country for the better, folks... It is you, me and us. Mr Adekoya take note!

jenny said...

Nice write up,all the promises of fresh air where are they now.Mr president u really need to step up.

Remi said...

Hi guys:) I just wanted to thank everyone here for all the comments, both the positive and the negative. Crticism is to be appreciated because it forces you to think. Once again. Thanx.

Anthony Dugbo said...

This is a realistic assessment of the Jonathan's administration. He still has time to do better but I doubt if he has the guts to do that. He is not decisive enough for my even things are happening right under his nose.

missy said...

Dis guy nailed it!Since Johnathan became d president,tins have been going downhill..its really hard to be optimistic abt dis country..

Anonymous said...

The economy growing at 7% has absolutely nothing to do with either Jonathan or Okonjo Wahala. The credit goes to all those fearless investors ( local & international) who in spite of all the odds put their money into the economy. Some of that credit may go to Obasanjo who during his time in office canvassed strenuously for investors and they finally came and those people in Lagos who provided enabling environment for businesses to thrive. Jonathan has nothing to do with this at all. As a matter of fact Jonathan does not want to help those in Lagos and its environ to provide the needed infrastructure. He is getting credit for what he does not deserve.

Anonymous said...

Thank those people in the South west for the 7% increase in the economy.

Ben said...

oooooooh yes, I so much appreciate dis....what a good write up. jonathan shld just go and resign jare

Anonymous said...

Who's feeling revolutionary?

Obazee Osazee said...

true. jonathan just needs to grow some balls and start stepping on toes if he wants to Nigerians to remember him for good

Anonymous said...

We all are complaining about Gej,buh what about us cos change starts 4rm whr we are.corruption is evrywhr.we can pray n prayer does help buh work and prayer goes alongside.we need 2 be more oriented on how our vote count.when nxt u wana vote I endulge our youths 2 focus on not jes irrelevant stuffs(social media,chats,keek,blah blah)buh 2 watch, listen 2 what each candidate has 2 offer,2 each man's idea,if u really believe in ur heart dt he is strong in his believe,pls vote 4 d man and not consider his name,religion,tribe..buh his ideas.our youths hv NO focus anymore buh it can still n we still be different if we can only thinK.Gej u can do better

veeon said...

It is truely sad and heart breaking that it takes an outsider to see what is wrong with the nation. Nigerians we have to wake up and revolt revolt revolt against this corrupt elite that keep on ripping us off our sweat and blood. I am pained everyday when i look at what goes on in this country.

Anonymous said...

@datIboBoy u need not shout bro...I knw u very well; u are DatReubenAbati!!! Ur face shows in ur comment SIR!!!enjoy d cake while it last!!!PeaceYooR

Anonymous said...

@datIboBoy u need not shout bro...I knw u very well; u are DatReubenAbati!!! Ur face shows in ur comment SIR!!!enjoy d cake while it last!!!PeaceYooR

Anonymous said...

Why are u disturbed about the report, didn't he write point blank the state of our nation???. Has this government not failed all of us??? Why do we always leave the substance and chase shadows??? May God help people like you!!!

ammeerrahh said...

Jonathan and his friends believe it is their time. They are not going to leave without their pockets filled.

But our condition will not change until we make individual changes. Nigerians, over to US.

shelly bee said...

economic growth is measured by changes in GDP, while economic development is measured by reduction in inequality, unemployment and poverty, economic development is not a prerequsite for economic growth, but economic growth is needed for economic developmet,

So yes the economy is growing, but the economy is not developing, beacause unemployment, inequalty and poverty keeps getting worse, dis is due to corruption and lack of foresight by the government,

I believe jonathan is not the only problem, PDP is part of our problem, we need to flush out everyone in +h¬ present system, let's replacE them with new ones, even tho we don't know what the new party has to offer, we sure know its gonna breed competition which will make both parties buckle up when next they are in government

Anonymous said...

Its all those waitn for Jonathan to do smn that actually ruin this country.after 3yrs ure still waitn for him to do smn?that's the biggest joke of the century.so when its time for election n he starts pulln sme stunts u'll vote him bk in ba?cus u'll obviously wona believe he's started doing smn.do u need more poverty,darkness and deaths to help u realise that this president is a joke that's not even funny anymore.this guy should just get the hell out when his tenure is over.Nigerians are sick n tired of his rule,getlost,jump off a cliff n take that baboon called Reuben Abati wiv u. Linda it will pain me gaga if u don't post my comment.

Anonymous said...

It would have been better if this write up had been about flies n cockroaches.Gej isn't even worth the paper his name is written on.

Anonymous said...

Ahh! Why did u bother writing this looking boring uninteresting, untrue soliloquy? B cos u want to profess ur undying love for GEJ? U for spare us d gbaguans nau!

Anonymous said...

Abegi! How much more time has this spineless fool got? Come 2015, Jona and his umblella clique will be catapulted out of aso rock! WE CAN WAIT! Fresh air my ass! Nmeh ntoh for all u sentimental idiots! You all brought this upon us.

temitope said...

Being Nigeria's president is good luck to him but obviously bad luck for Nigerians. The guy is a dunce and is running an extremely corrupt govt. I sincerely hope Nigerians will vote with their brains in 2015.

Anonymous said...

Remind me! Who r u again??
Mtchew

Anonymous said...

Hian!I wil tok mee own...jona no go enter 2015,people voted for him in south west bcoz d believed it was time for a minority group to prove their leadership skills so dt peace wld reign!the nothern people wld neva ve voted too if baba iyabo dint wayo dem by suggesting d vote for him too.fellow nigerians pls accept diz blunt truth naija no b one.if ur family was murdered or abused in a way!u go agree say diz our country don dey fear fear...with jona behaviour noa I go see hw minority go rule again. mtchew...igbo man neva win al diz years bcoz of the general sentiment of their greed and dea dream of biafra(boko haram tinz in diff light)as long as killing is involved I see no difference.we are nt one.travel up north and see hw sentiments !religion and wt ve u push people,even hea on LIB igbos wld attack yoruba and yoruba same and hausa.y?every1 get sumtin 2 say.yoruba people spinless set and al d do is party! Show off ..follow d past heros of d country na.hausa wants 2 d rule all d time...smh...but come to tink of it if jona fuck up lk diz and stil belivz he go win come 2015 he is sleep walking.bck 2 d point I intend to make...tribalism is behavioural guys!dt urge u feel tryin 2 defend ur little race!d feeling dt uer better and wat not is d same feeling dt eats d religious sentiments of bokoraism ,racism .etc uer jst a murderer if uer tribalistic coz wen d situation presents it self u wld b surprised dt u wld kill.its called hate.presidents dt rock are d wise ones...wisdom surpasses good intentions.we jst ve an unwise president.dtz al

Anonymous said...

I nearly die for nothing for supporting Jonathan during his election, I thought he was a frog I dont know he is a toad

ezennaya ngozi said...

Shut up u crap.it is beta dt way so dt d outside world will knw wt is happening ard here.hav u Eva seen obama lying on nta dt he provided light for his people bt jona went to CNN to vomit all sorts of lies during 'amanpour'.now is d citizens turn let d poor man be biko

backson said...

This is ridiculous. How do you say an economy is booming when 60 0f nigerias live in poverty. Whats is the criteria for these facts. Unemployment is at an all time high, graduates roam the streets, without opportuinitues. I beg make I hear word. Nooooonsense

Anonymous said...

Wake up call kee? He's days in dat office re numbrd, he shuld jst do and live jooorr

SOLID C said...

No write up on President Jonathan could be truer and more spot on as this, as at today. Not even a line should be added or subtracted to capture precisely how our president has fared. And from this objective write-up it is glaring that the president overall has not fared too well to deserve a second term. Those are my personal thoughts though. And that's why I consciously laugh and frown at those endorsing the president for a second term in office inspite of his many leadership lapses/ failures. I see such people as jokers or modern day comedians. They just CAN'T BE SERIOUS! I wonder if they realise that more people have lost their lives under the present administration more than any other civilian regime. I end by saying a BIG THANK YOU to the author of this piece! I consider it a MASTERPIECE!

kazeem rasheed said...

Some1 z he / she thought jonathan was a frog not know that he is a toad
I agree that, he's indeed an animal

kazeem rasheed said...

Some1 z he / she thought jonathan was a frog not know that he is a toad
I agree that, he's indeed an animal

kazeem rasheed said...

Some1 z he / she thought jonathan was a frog not know that he is a toad
I agree that, he's indeed an animal

kazeem rasheed said...

Some1 z he / she thought jonathan was a frog not know that he is a toad
I agree that, he's indeed an animal

kazeem rasheed said...

Some1 z he / she thought jonathan was a frog not know that he is a toad
I agree that, he's indeed an animal

Anonymous said...

"I personally don't deny that Jonathan some good intentions. But he is hostage to the powerful interests that catapulted him to the top. Ultimately though, he is Mr President, which gives him some pretty sharp fangs. If he wants to be remembered fondly, he should start baring those fangs in the interest of his people. Otherwise, he might as well call it quits in 2015, and spare us a second term. Nigeria has a lot of catching up to do. There is no time to waste". Perfect.

Anonymous said...

No doubt GEJ has done a few, i repeat a few things. I mean he has fixed a few roads out of many, Increased power supply though mine is worse now, tightened his grip on corruption while pardoning a rapist, a money launderer, etc. Let him just fix 1 thing porperly be it corruption or power or roads and let people remember him for it.
Almost doesnt count its whether you got it done or not.

I mean how can you let Boko Haram exist in your tenure at times of crysis INACTION is a form of ACTION and it says indirectly support. He has not hired any international specialist consultants (because its new to Nigeria), up till now the whole of Nigeria doesnot know what the bombs are made of, how its triggered etc. The Boston Bombing enlightened the whole world and countermeasures are already in place, in Nigeria we let thesame thing happen over and over again? Chemicals can be traced, trigger systems can be jammed,etc Whats he and those he surrounds himself with doing, they should THINK & ACT to Help Nigeria because we are off course!?

Anonymous said...

Datsharpboy you sound like an ignoramus , apologies , you are more a pathetic sycophant than a patriotic Nigerian, you probably don't know the standards of a serious working nation, to laud mediocrities... I cringe

Linda weldone for once, you post news that really matter.... ( no be say gossip no sweet o , you know say people must complain na )

Anonymous said...

LINDA. I HAVE MADE SEVERAL COMMENTS ON YOUR BLOG THAT YOU NEVER PUBLISHED. I JUST PRAY YOU PIBLISH THIS ONE....WELL, THE WRITER IS VERY CORRECT. I WANT TO BELIEVE HE INTENDED TO EDUCATE PEOPLE OUTSIDE NIGERIA AND NOT ALL OF US IN THE COUNTRY. CAUSE WE KNOW ALL THIS ALREADY AND CANT DO A THING ABOUT IT.
MY TAKE ON NIGERIA:NIGERIA WILL NEVER BE BETTER UNTIL THE END OF THIS LIFE.IT WILL ONLY ONLY GET WORSE RIGHT OWN TO WORST.(TOO MANY SIGNS TO BUTTRESS THIS FACT)
MY STANDS:THOSE THAT KNOW ME, KNOW I HATE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING. ANYTHING I DONT LIKE, I TAKE AN ACTION.
MY ACTION:PROCESSING PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR MY FAMILY AND I IN CANADA. SOON LEAVING THIS COUNTRY FOR GOOD.
MY SUGGESTION(FOR THOSE THAT STILL HAVE FAITH IN NIGERIA): GET ALL THE POLITICIANS IN NIGERIA, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE (THEIR CHILDREN)PUT THEM IN ONE STRAIGHT FILE, HAVE ANOTHER PARALLEL LINE WITH SOLDIERS.....AND GIVE THE ORDER. GOD BLESS NIGERIA

Anonymous said...

The credit for d 18% debt to GDP ratio should not be given to Jonathan or Okonjo Wahala but to Obasanjo who paid down the debt before leaving office. What JOnathan did since he came into office, was to put Nigeria back into debt and the debt keeps increasing. The guy who wrote this piece did not do a thorough analytical job at all. He is giving credit to Jonathan that he does not deserve.