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Friday, 19 December 2014

I get contradictory advice on issues, says Jonathan

President Jonathan says that for every decision he has to take as a leader, he tries to get advise from as many people as possible and sometimes, the advise he gets are contradictory. He said this while speaking at the 2014 Carol Service organized by the Aso Rock Chapel at the state house yesterday December 18th. (Pic above L-R: President Jonathan, his children; Aruera and Abobo Jonathan, His mother Mrs Eunice Jonathan, and Most Rev. Joseph Efobi at the #Presidential Christmas #Carol)
"We pray that God should give those of us who are in charge the grace to do things with the fear of God. If we begin to do what is right in our own little way, this nation will survive. God knows why we are here. Nobody will place himself in any position without God. So, God that gives all of us the opportunity, will see us through. 
For me, your servant today, I will continue to request for your prayers that God should give me the wisdom to do what is right in His sight. Because it is quite challenging for a leader; for every subject that you want to take a decision on, you will have multiple suggestions. Some contradictory, some to the left, some to the right, some to the centre. But you must take a decision. It is only God that can guide you to take the right decision that will not bring suffering to your people. We will try our best and we will continue to do our best. We promise that any opportunity given to us, we will use it to serve mankind.” he said
President Jonathan also noted that the world is everyday reeled with bad stories of killings and bombings and that Nigeria is not exempted from the global misfortunes but according to him, it culd have been worse
"I appreciate all of you, Christians and other religious bodies, that have been praying for this great country. You will all agree with me that you rarely listen to any good news globally. Either people are killed, people are slaughtered, people are kidnapped, bomb exploded here and there. Of course, our country is not spared in this world ugly history. Every day, we hear ugly stories in this country. It could have been worse than this but for your prayers"he said.

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Phronesisfashionworld said...

omg

Phronesisfashionworld said...

omg

Unknown said...

Na mi n u 2dy oooo aunty linda fr dis BlackBerry pssport

Unknown said...

Na mi n u 2dy oooo aunty linda fr dis BlackBerry pssport

Unknown said...

Mr president u no get good advisers

Beauty Fables said...

Good morning Linda please, why wasn't my comment posted? Or are there hidden terms and conditions to contesting? The same thing happened yesterday....with the post for Wednesday's blackberry contest. I don't understand; cos I wrote my comments and got a confirmation that it'd be published after approval.
Are there terms and conditions? Thankyou

Ammy Becky said...

Spineless man...

SANDRA said...

Employ me nigga

Unknown said...

Abeg na dem knw

Unknown said...

It is well with our Country

Unknown said...

That's wat happen when ur self esteem depends on ppl opinions

DORO CLASSY said...

May God continue 2 help him.... #DORO CLASSY#

johnplanet said...

Simply Bkux members of ur cabinet are bad eqqz
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Dey alwayz take u for qranted...smh
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#wethebest #LibR

Unknown said...

Hummmmm! It is well with Nigeria.

Okoro said...

Happy weekend sir.

Temmy said...

Y won't he? Robot

Unknown said...

That's a leadership issue, in which every good has to pick the best of out contradictory decisions.

Unknown said...

GEJ GEJ. Dis Man eeh

Crystal said...

"We pray that God should give those of us who are in charge the grace to do things with the fear of God. ...Amen

knowurway.com said...

Ok noted... bobbyferafavorirabo@gmail.com

Unknown said...

That's what you get when you surround yourself with clueless people like you. Vote for change, Vote Buhari

Unknown said...

MR EDDY said..
He ought to.
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^™THAT EDOBOY.COM~

Unknown said...

MR EDDY said..
He ought to.
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^™THAT EDOBOY.COM~

Unknown said...

MR EDDY said..
He ought to.
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^™THAT EDOBOY.COM~

Unknown said...

Whatever, that's life for you, different strokes different people, but get better thinking people in your cabinet not those eggheads

Unknown said...

It's expected. You collate such advises to know which is best.
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I'm surprised that none of President Jonathan's attack dogs and internet foot-soldiers has been able to bring any
allegation against Professor Yemi Osibajo.
The APC Vice Presidential candidate is an epitome of integrity in all ramification, he is without blemish!




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Unknown said...

Nawa oh

Unknown said...

Taaa

Anonymous said...

Another lame excuse from GEJ. People will always give contradictory advice to someone in that kind of position. It is expected of the person to sieve through and pick the best one. Its time for change!
blazetitov@yahoo.com

Bold Kid said...

I like that. That's one quality of a leader.

Quiny said...

amen oo

Unknown said...

O je bi

Anonymous said...

And all your decisions has not been helpful. Maybe your advisers are the problem we're facing in this country. But at the end of everything, it's your choice that count...

Unknown said...

Whs issure. Wen na change we need. Abeg joo Story for the Gods


Remsco2sure@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Kk we don hear sha.

Unknown said...

I no say Niger go better one day.

Unknown said...

We will keep on praying for our nation.

Unknown said...

Gbam!!!

IBK said...

Bros Jonaaass....its almost too late to cry wen na little flesh dey hold the head for body....

Marshmallow said...

pls GEJ pray also that you lead better next year.life tire Nigerians o.we need peace,jobs,securities and good road. calabar-itu road,port Harcourt federal roads is nothing to look at..mbok

Unknown said...

Aiit seen sha


Remsco2sure@gmail.com

Unknown said...

One of d hard tasks of a leader. ''CHOOSIN D RIGHT ADVICE''

Unknown said...

Lolz Oga jonaaaah.

Unknown said...

Ok nw

Unknown said...

I really pray dat God wil arrest dis man

Unknown said...

Abobo fat.
Linda please inform the guys at shapeyou.com

Chigo said...

Why wont it, with those ur bad advicers..

Unknown said...

We will keep on praying for our nation.

Unknown said...

Abobo fat.
Linda please inform the guys at shapeyou.com

Anonymous said...

No wonder he sometimes acts confused. This explains a lot!

Unknown said...

Mr president do dey go church like mad.hehe nxt year go hot shaa.#team jonathan all d way.

Unknown said...

Amen! God Bless Nigeria!

Unknown said...

Ok sorry for that,2015 is Knocking

finest loves Bloglord­čśŹ said...

Eyah,uneasy lies d head dat wears d crown

Linda Ikeji's Boyfriend said...

We don't hear about gruesome murder in several African countries. why no emulate that you dim-witted oaf!!

Unknown said...

Bcos he's surrounded by wolves in the name of advisers

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

Didn't knw he still av a mother, mama talk to Jonathan o....

Unknown said...

I don't think he gets any advice sef or maybe his advisers*lip sealed* *flipsweaveandwalkaway



Dollynkikky

Unknown said...

OK oooo! I hear

Unknown said...

True talk sir, God will help us

Unknown said...

We all do.

tuck2mike@gmail.com

Unknown said...

well said presido

Jennys Cakes Cotonou said...

May he truly recievethe grace, it not easy to rule a nation talkless of a very big nation with too many issues to handle. Only God can help!

Unknown said...

True. I agree with our president but Linda dearie when are you posting the 'final one' na? Was up all night for it.

Unknown said...

Ride on sir d Lord z with u all d way, still on d matter TGIF enugu road block last nyt waz fun yaayi! Lilly ibola chi utut oma

Anonymous said...

Eyaa

Unknown said...

God will see u through come 2015

Unknown said...

Leadership is one herculean and taskful act, if the leader is surrounded with good technocrat u get fruitful decision. Even if it won't satisfy a few people, the right decision will be for the good of the majority of the people u're leading. May God guide and direct our leaders on the right course and routes.
@lindaikeji #lets_make_the_world_a_better_place#

Unknown said...

May God continue to guide you Mr president

Unknown said...

May Almighty God continue to give u wisdom to stare the affairs of this great nation Mr President. The will of God will be done in naija IJN. *Gods jewel* gracensikan@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Story for the Gods

Anonymous said...

may God help us (eleyele1@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

This man isn't alright so cos it happening some other places it should happen to us and him saying it could have been worse what is worse again with all this killing of innocent pple Rubbish. I can never vote for him. Thoyursi@gmail.com

BONARIO NNAGS said...

The more reason you need to surround yourself with sane people and not people like Doyin, Abati and Reno Omokri.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Bokunor said...

Hope z not 4rm peep wit no brains

Unknown said...

Everybody gets contradictory advice.....no matter how small or irrelevant a decision to be made is.....I need a nu bag but not sure of what color to get...... But black it goes wt anytn no but red its sexy and in trend......bla black bla! U are president get a freaking backbone and some balls!!!!!!

Slimy said...

This man called Jonaaaa!!! Wen will u learn? So ur finding solace in the happenings of other muslim countries other dan to find lasting solution 2 what ur tenure is still suffering from, we shud sit around until d bomb hits u den we will knw dat our dear country is safe 4 us. Infact u won't remain in dat seat come 2015.

switchloe said...

Hope no be bcause of next year election u don dey call God..all dis while u've not been mentioning God ooo na wen election don dey reach u remember say he dey exist...ndi akuko

The Biz Journey said...

May God continue to help you make the right decisions.

Bishop Dammy said...

I just heard this in the early morning news...All we can do is to pray for him and our Country! Pressure everywhere on Jonathan even from Libers(you know Ruben Abati visits LIB)so when he sees some comments here, he panics. It is well with Nigeria! Eph 6:18 ,2tim 2:1-2. BishopDammy#

Unknown said...

Good for them

Anonymous said...

Pls do not give give excuses for ur failure or inability. While some countries are not safe, others, including our neighborhood like Ghana, SA n others in the world are relatively better.

Unknown said...

Jonathan is a God fearing man..if we are recall how he got to this position,you will know that he really truly believe in God..he is also not a do or die /die hard politician, God will see you through sir.. He will give you wisdom and knowledge with great understanding..

Unknown said...

It is reall not easy, God help him.

Unknown said...

Sure thing. There are enemies who want your downfall.
FACE~OF~LIB

Anonymous said...

This man is as confused as anything. Imagine the rubbish he's uttering and some people still want to vote him in.

Emenike said...

More grease to ur elbow Mr president.

Good vibes said...

May God Almighty help our president, it is not easy to lead a country like Naija.

khemorah said...

It's bound to happen. Only God can help him. Not easy doing what he does regardless of what we think.

Judeocracy said...

More reasons we will vote you out!

Unknown said...

He got contradictory advice because he refused to take advice from wise men.....

>>>>>GUTS OVER FEAR<<<<<

»»»»»QUEENMAYA««««««

yawanow said...

Quite touching.
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
We still need him to make the best of decisions esp security infrastructure employment if elected for 2nd tenure. Rule aggressively

Unknown said...

MayGod save nigeria under the leadership of mr jonathan bcus we see noting.

Blog It With Olivia said...

Eiyaaaa, man of peace
Words so touching.... Don't worry, we will continue praying for u, for better informed decisions even if u lose to APC come next Election...

Unknown said...

MayGod save nigeria under the leadership of mr jonathan bcus we see noting.

B n B said...

Well, u ddnt expect d post of OFRN, or chief commanding officer to be easy, did u? But God'll lead You.




#ThisTooShallPass

Unknown said...

I can imagine

Anonymous said...

Stupid president, your contradict adviser will send you out of Aso rock,. are you telling Nigerians that you have received wrong advise for 6 years as president.YOU HAVE NEVER GOTTEN ANYTHING RIGHT FOR 6 YEARS. IDIOT.

Aaronxy said...

Hmmmm..... This nation will always need A leader like u GEJ!!! GMB all the way #one love#

Unknown said...

nice one mr presedent..

Unknown said...

Eyaaa. Omotoyosikujore@gmail.com

Unknown said...

All his spoke persons are his problems especially OKUPE

Unknown said...

Okay but ur special advisers uses twitter than justin bieber

Unknown said...

the oga GEJ change your advisers...i know you do get contradictory advice on issue,a good example is the Chibok girls,your advisers convinced you in the first place no girls were missing...so,do something...


#GodblessNigeria

Unknown said...

Yeah.. We will keep praying for our country and he will save this country one day!

Unknown said...

We don hear

Princess G said...

May God give u the wisdom of Solomon. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Enough of all dis baseles excuses, ar u nt d one dat apointed dem? Soon ur internet foot soldiers wil com up 4 ur defence; Ruben Abati nd Okupe! We need a true leader! Oops, micheal4rig@gmail.com

ary said...

A good leader follows his heart, a good leader knows to sift through good and bad advise. That is the hallmark of a great leader.

Anonymous said...

VERULE Says-OH my president,it is wel wit u,God wil take control of d situatns! Verule14life@gmail.com

Bosslady Chinwe said...

God bless Nigeria
We who are with you are so many than those against you!
God bless you sir

tjaytb said...

who doesn't get a contradictory advice? Abeg stop playing that sympathy card with us. GMB2015 bulldoze corrupTAN

Neks said...

>>>>> Well, not that Buhari is the one I personally would have loved to be the "next" president....He's worth giving a chance... APC might do better. <<<<<<

Unknown said...

God shud help him in all his endeavours

Unknown said...

MR PRESIDENT........NUR ADVISERS DONT KNOW DEIR JOBS......
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GDMONI LINDA ND LIBERS......AV A BLESSED WEEKEND

flora said...

Those lasts paragraph was soo true...without prayers I wonder what could have been happening in Nigeria now..it was have been very ugly but thank God our president serves a living and all knowing God. FLORAMARY

Flawlessbae❤❤ (wears,bags,sneakers,heels,sandals) for both m/f @08156743416 said...

Na man u be GEJ
GEJ2015

Ufos said...

I always tell people that it's wrong to seek advice from so many people. It's only natural that the advice(s) would be contradictory, rather pick 2 pple you can always trust their judgement on things and most importantly learn to listen to that still small voice that speaks to us when ever there's a situation. God is always speaking but most times we are unable to discern his voice.

mamma mia luv said...

Ehen!!! Not everyone has the spirit of leadership!

J3nnif3r said...

God bless our great country Nigeria. IJN Amen.
okejen@yahoo.com

Karlsson said...

We should continue to pray for our leaders cos some people around them don't anything to offer other than what dey can get for themselves. Ubanagum

Unknown said...

It is well...

Mz steph said...

Yea yea whatever. Your breath of fresh air is suffocating us #in bonarios voice.

OMA said...

of course ! not all advice will be in line,

Anonymous said...

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. May God grant you insight and wisdom to direct affairs of this country, Amen

Anonymous said...

We should continue to pray for our leaders cos some people around them don't anything to offer other than what dey can get for themselves. Ubanagum

Karlsson said...

We should continue to pray for our leaders cos some people around them don't anything to offer other than what dey can get for themselves. Ubanagum

Ngstello said...

what hv u done 2 change d ugly stories...

Unknown said...

God help Nigeria

BRAVE said...

Yes it could have been worse! But it could also have been better!!!

Unknown said...

God help Nigeria

Unknown said...

Story for the gods

Unknown said...

Well as they say uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
#Dansakire..............Sir Presh Says Via China Phone

south ockendon said...

Uncle Jona u r d leader. Ur wrong advisers such as Reno n Doyin r capitalizing on d fact dat u r clueless n timid. Wake up from ur slumber n b precise in ur decisions.
Well, it's too late though

Unknown said...

God will help our #president

Unknown said...

God will help our #president

Unknown said...

Bn a leader isn't an easy thing. U got to be in power to know how difficult it is to lead. One really needs the grace of God

Reeshahr said...

Ok i heard mr president

topshuga said...

He's always confused

Unknown said...

Fuel subsidy uko?

Lewis said...

Go's saves

Ryan said...

Issokay

Unknown said...

Like we here

Unknown said...

Mr president made a speech, with the situation of things on ground, the nation has suffered a lot & more helping hands is needed in sense that good adviser to mr president. He should do away with recent adviser, they are not capable enough.



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Goziem Oh LORD said...

Hmmmm, ok oooo

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dats wat happens when you have too many advisors

Unknown said...

That is why you have a brain sir!

yemisi Z10 said...

Ok

Yemisi Z10 says so

Unknown said...

We don hear.
p4dworld@gmail.com

The Wealthy Place said...

Hmmm, God will raise men who seek Him in truth and all honesty to take over the leadership of this country, Amen.

Unknown said...

it is well

Linda Fashion Blog said...

And he lacks the wisdom of Solomon to decide wch advise is the best. Mr president ask God for wisdom, it is the principal thing!

molebaba said...

The lord will see you through!

Unknown said...

it's quite sad to have a "brain dead" president. All GEJ's utterances are pure gibberish!

Anonymous said...

this man is an idiot.

Unknown said...

Hmmm...oh God hear their prayers!

ABEE... said...

May God bestowed in you his infinite wisdom, knowledge & understanding...Amen

omenah said...

True...

ebonyz... said...

hmmm

Unknown said...

Ok

Unknown said...

We don hear sir

Anonymous said...

God wil continue 2 protect us in Jesus name,Amen. Oneandonlynwa@gmail.com

Uche Emma said...


And you call yourself President? And you can't decipher which direction to go?

Then resign

Unknown said...

Leadership often times is a burden itsef. #Royal Priesthood#

APPLELIPX said...

Eyahhh

Unknown said...

God will visut us..yosoye100@gmail.com

Unknown said...

yeah, as a leader sometimes decision making is difficult and some times u tend to make decisions that may favour only a few persons and not favour the rest few. Jonathan is a true Democrat and that's what I admire about him. whether Buhari or Jonathan, all I want is a true leader. that will not force Nigerian's to adapt to one way of Religion.

neeshow said...

Don't complain. Do something.

Anonymous said...

Well with what has been happening they are all incompetent advisers.hjubril123@gmail.com

Her Excellency said...

I like GEJ but I luv Buhari more......D best candidate shld win 2015 election pls

Edyby said...

God will surely see you through.

AQO said...

Because it happens elsewhere in d world doesn't mean it should happen here in Nigeria. Mr President do something... Pamurege.

Jesus is Lord.

Plato said...

Well said

ujunwa said...

GEJ TILL 2019

Unknown said...

This Jonathan seems tired..right from the beginning you re not smart.we need a strong and smart leader nothing putting the whole things in the hand of God.God help those who help them self guy.we need change mamm.

Ebube God said...

Well God will help u and all of us in Jesus name,Amen.

destinysweet said...

It's not easy to be a leader ooo,even to be head of family nor be small work ooo..May God continue to protect Dis country



Auntylindagoddaughter

Unknown said...

GEJ is like Jesus...Said Abati. So he should b commended for dying 4dd sins of Nigerians...Lolzzzzzzz. #Royal Priesthood#

Unknown said...

The head that bears the crown, it's really not easy, may God continue to direct you

Anonymous said...

WE ARE THE NATION. PLS LETS TRY N CHANGE OUR ATITUDE. N MAKE OUR NATION GREAT

Oladimeji said...

Na today him know.

Anonymous said...

This Oga Jonah is an idiot. Vote him out already!

Anonymous said...

Mr president pls do something abt d suspended staffs of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, we know u are a good president and u will do more if given a second chance, pls we beg! May God bless Nigeria, may God bless mr president, may God bless NCAA

Stan said...

Like one of my friends saud, GEJ needs Olivua Pope to manage this campaign for re-election cos 'e no go easy o!'

Unknown said...

Hmmmm way too many

DEguebe said...

It is well. Abi? He has spoken. MC BABA OLOYE SAYS SO. EGUEBEDAVID@GMAIL.COM

Anonymous said...

The Cluelessness of a Leader, finally confirmed.

AK said...

Nice comment, good speech. Any man without Christ is in crises, for you to acknowledge that is God gives wisdom and knowledge to rule, he shall guide you and continue to be your compass in every ratification of life.

One love Nigeria!

stephen.akpan@atlanticfluids.net

Anonymous said...

such incompetence Can only be celebrated in nigeria bcse sentiment has rented bogus space in our brains. to the mediocre minds, dis is a weakness.

Ogechi@ afakos@yahoo.com said...

Presido, not to worry God will see you through. AMEN

Unknown said...

Hmmm seems good news is no news these days God help GEJ with all the contradictory advisors

Emeruem Chijoke Stanley (stan4real_25@yahoo.com) said...

Dats y u nid d best hands and not just to appease sum pple.

David Iyke said...

NEVER BEEN TO A CHURCH WHERE SERVING TABLE IS ON MY FRONT SEAT!YEP PRESIDENTIAL WORSHIPING INDEED!

Efizzy1 said...

Then stop surrounding urself with bunch lunatic call adviser cuz instead of them to help u build this nation they gona ruin it for you..

Augustine O. said...

My president shouldn't say that! yes he gets contradictory opinions from advisers but he should be wise enough to make a wise decision for thats why we elected him..an educated lecturer and a PhD holder. He has a good mind and good intention for the country but a very wrong and selfish bunch of advisers and cabinet members

Unknown said...

I could have also been better

Unknown said...

I tot nigeria leaders have 4gotten dat there's God Mr president, I pray God give u d wisdom to lead Nigerians to a great height

Unknown said...

God bless Nigeria. ...
I believe 2015 would be a new phase and some new steps would follow..
♤♤♤♤♤♢♡♡♡♡♢♢♢♢♢♢♢■■■■
Jesu mere nigeria ebere

Unknown said...

May God hep him

Unknown said...

Nice one!
God biko make our president wise as Solomon

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