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Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by OYINBOGOJU(m): 12:53am On Dec 27, 2012
President Goodluck Jonathan came under criticism from his Facebook friends on Tuesday after he posted his Christmas message on the social networking site.

The President in the message said he "personally" instructed government officials to make conditions favourable for Nigerians to celebrate the Yuletide.

The airports, he said, for instance, had been given a "facelift", adding that the terminals were rehabilitated and the runways upgraded ahead of the festive season.

He wrote, "I want to seize this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a merry Christmas and a happy New Year in advance. I feel the pains of Nigerians and that is why this Yuletide I have personally instructed that our roads be worked on to enable you and your loved ones to travel safely for the holidays.

"Not done, we ensured that for the first time in decades, the cross country services (Lagos to Kano with stops in cities along the route) of the Nigerian Railway Corporation were revived just prior to the holidays to provide Nigerian masses with an inexpensive alternative to road and air transportation.

"This administration also took steps to increase power generation by remaining true to the Timelines of the Roadmap to Power Sector Reform, which has seen history made on Friday, December 21, when Nigeria's power generation hit an all-time high of just over 4,500 MW."

But no sooner had Jonathan posted the message on his wall than it was greeted with a barrage of criticisms from his friends.

While a few praised and advised the President on how to tackle the problems bedevilling the country, many others faulted his submissions.

1, One of his friends, Kaycee Aloy-Obi wrote, "Mr. President hold your greetings. You and your family are having great celebration. A litre of petrol is sold at N110-N120, against N97 which is the official price. There is unprecedented traffic jam on Ore-Benin road due to bad roads.

2, "People cannot go around to visit love ones because of insecurity. Bury your head in shame with your 4,500 MW when South Africa is generating 50,000 MW. It is paradoxical that many Nigerians are having dry Christmas in midst of plenty."

3, Yusuf Suleiman, asked the president to match his words with actions, adding that his "advisers are not telling you the true picture of what is happening."

He said, "In Nigeria today, under your watch, the country recorded the highest looting of our treasury, and you didn't do anything. We also have seen how citizens were massacred, in fact, the highest since civil war ended (and) your government is not doing enough to stop that."

4, Also, Bethel Vincent, wrote, "Haba! Mr. President, you know say lie no good at all. Why post something we have not witnessed, yet you refer to us as friends and fellow Nigerians. As I am talking to you, my flat is running on generator; Benin-Auchi road is filled with potholes and you are talking about airport, how (many) Nigerians can afford air transport?"

5, A friend, Ajoba David, wrote, "Sir, congratulations! Merry Christmas and a happy new year. What do we expect as a New Year gift come Tuesday, January 1st? Well, I hope it is not going to be another fuel subsidy razzmatazz like we experienced last year.

6, "Nevertheless, Nigerians have yet to recuperate from the fever that was injected into their veins last January as a result of the purportedly and verbally(sic) removal of the fuel subsidy which Nigerians have yet to see any sign of seriousness in bringing (those) culpable to book."

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by OYINBOGOJU(m): 12:55am On Dec 27, 2012
This President is living in fools paradise.
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by mosun_ade(f): 7:58am On Dec 27, 2012
only six? what of the other comments praising him? why not give a balanced reporting.

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Nobody: 8:06am On Dec 27, 2012
One day, this man will have an heart attack b/c of fb replies
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Nobody: 8:07am On Dec 27, 2012
4, Also, Bethel Vincent, wrote, "Haba! Mr. President, you know say lie no good at all. Why post something we have not witnessed, yet you refer to us as friends and fellow Nigerians. As I am talking to you, my flat is running on generator; Benin-Auchi road is filled with potholes and you are talking about airport, how (many) Nigerians can afford air transport?"


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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by mosun_ade(f): 8:26am On Dec 27, 2012
4, Also, Bethel Vincent, wrote, "Haba! Mr. President, you know say lie no good at all. Why post something we have not witnessed, yet you refer to us as friends and fellow Nigerians. As I am talking to you, my flat is running on generator; Benin-Auchi road is filled with potholes and you are talking about airport, how (many) Nigerians can afford air transport?"

And you will still be among the people that will decry the state of our airports.
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Super1759: 8:43am On Dec 27, 2012
you can never please everyone,let alone nigerians that will never see any good in their leaders, if out of the millions of friends on facebook,these are the condemning statements,then it is nothing.
We will get there,its a gradual thing. Nigerian are just impatient.
Even if goodluck steps aside,condemnation will not step aside
Next year will be beTter. I believe so

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Nautillus(m): 10:51am On Dec 27, 2012
GEJ ...stop digging.
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Bolt2011(m): 10:55am On Dec 27, 2012
Ileke-IdI:
One day, this man will have an heart attack b/c of fb replies
Abi o, I pity the man o with his bunch of clueless advisers. They allow him fool around every now and then.
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Iaz93: 10:56am On Dec 27, 2012
Lolz@ hold ur greetings
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by tobnical(m): 10:59am On Dec 27, 2012
Sentimetal post! D number of comments on d post would be up to 20,000. Why did u select d worst 6. I dont fink u(d poster) can even perform beta if given chance...loading

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by tobnical(m): 10:59am On Dec 27, 2012
Sentimental post! D number of comments on d post would be up to 20,000. Why did u select d worst 6. I dont fink u(d poster) can even perform beta if given chance...loading...
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by sanandreas(m): 11:02am On Dec 27, 2012
50,000 MW south africa? It is a shame on Nigeria with huge gas reserve being flared .
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Omo_Tier1(m): 11:05am On Dec 27, 2012
In as much as I know this government is a failure, lets us the citizen also be forthright in our doings. The OP should ensure balanced reportage by also including the replies of those that praise him. At least this will let us know those whose we need to send to Yaba left

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Profidada: 11:06am On Dec 27, 2012
@ op simple ethics should have alerted you of reporting the other side of the posted comments. Why are guys determine to rubbish even the slightest achievement of this man, haba. Sometimes when i look at the insults and causes rained on gej, i wonder if any other nigerian president would tolerate this.

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by FAST-LINK: 11:06am On Dec 27, 2012
they are not facebook friends, definitely facebook enemies/critics
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by dmcdad(m): 11:06am On Dec 27, 2012
Ileke-IdI:
One day, this man will have an heart attack b/c of fb replies

Lol
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by paul oni(m): 11:08am On Dec 27, 2012
President Goodluck Jonathan place stop the SURE P programme and use the money to build a Three refinery. Sure p is just a weast of time as the adviser are not too sincere to Mr precedent.

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by honeric01(m): 11:09am On Dec 27, 2012
I wish i could summon the courage to "like" him as a friend before dropping my "banger" on his page~ angry

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Omo_Tier1(m): 11:11am On Dec 27, 2012
Profidada: @ op simple ethics should have alerted you of reporting the other side of the posted comments. Why are guys determine to rubbish even the slightest achievement of this man, haba. Sometimes when i look at the insults and causes rained on gej, i wonder if any other nigerian president would tolerate this.
In as much as I agree with your comment about the unbalanced nature of the reporting, I completely disagree with you that people are determined to rubbish the slightest achievement of GEJ. He has no achievement bro! It is an insult on Nigerians that His government now call renovation of a shed asan achievement. Two years in power we are still talking of 4,000MW! To make matter worst, there is no sense or inkling that things are moving in the right direction!

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Omo_Tier1(m): 11:12am On Dec 27, 2012
paul oni: President Goodluck Jonathan place stop the SURE P programme and use the money to build a Three refinery. Sure p is just a weast of time as the adviser are not too sincere to Mr precedent.
Bro, I know we are all in a hurry to post, lets try and read our post before hitting the "submit" button wink

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Nobody: 11:12am On Dec 27, 2012
Ileke-IdI:
One day, this man will have an heart attack b/c of fb replies

You sure he even reads them?

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by omenka(m): 11:13am On Dec 27, 2012
Oga president when r u gonna show the slightest hint of common sense? All these msgs of urs detailing how uve given express orders and deployed govt resources (our resources) to make conditions favourable for a hitch free xmas celebratns (results of which only exist in Aso Villa) sends a very bad signal to our muslim brothers up north. You are the president of Nigeria and not CAN president. How many agencies of govt did u give marching orders to ensure potholeless roads, fabulous airports, increased power generatn, et al, when they celebrated Salah? Enough of ur foolishness already. We know you are a christian from the south so stop rubbin it in the faces of the northerners. Be sensible and sensitive for once. Stop this inane display of religeous bias! You are the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria sir!

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Nobody: 11:19am On Dec 27, 2012
mosun_ade: only six? what of the other comments praising him? why not give a balanced reporting.
don't mind the op who seems to be an Acn paid agent on Nairaland.

How comes u didn't quote those who spoke well of him?

Bunch of eediots

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by brownlord: 11:20am On Dec 27, 2012
Op, please kindly correct this, those comment are not from GEJ Facebook friends, but enemy
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by tobnical(m): 11:20am On Dec 27, 2012
Why do we often treat our leaders with disrespect and disdain? I remembered when Obama approved gay marriage in America, u nid 2see intelligent and reasonable criticism on his fb page by d Americans. It's only d Nigerian fans dat were rainin curses on him. No one can eva&wil eva please Nigerian. Didnt dey criticise nd rain curses on Awolowo before dey started praisin him after his death. I tire for una!

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by dmcdad(m): 11:21am On Dec 27, 2012
Omo_Tier1:
Bro, I know we are all in a hurry to post, lets try and read our post before hitting the "submit" button wink

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Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by omarky(m): 11:22am On Dec 27, 2012
Our dear Mr Probably is just out of it....., why can't he keep mute
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by onnari (f): 11:23am On Dec 27, 2012
His government has brought one dissapointment after another, bad news breaking here n there, During his capaign, I thot he'd be 'the one' to 'save' our dear country but it seems like a 'grab all I can grab and fast' governMent.
www.thatssewnaija.blogspot.com
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by gbanikiti: 11:23am On Dec 27, 2012
So true true,you follow for 40man laptop crew? Hmmm
Super1759: you can never please everyone,let alone nigerians that will never see any good in their leaders, if out of the millions of friends on facebook,these are the condemning statements,then it is nothing.
We will get there,its a gradual thing. Nigerian are just impatient.
Even if goodluck steps aside,condemnation will not step aside
Next year will be beTter. I believe so
Re: Facebook Friends Slam Jonathan Over Christmas Message by Emzybrown(m): 11:28am On Dec 27, 2012
omenka: Oga president when r u gonna show the slightest hint of common sense? All these msgs of urs detailing how uve given express orders and deployed govt resources (our resources) to make conditions favourable for a hitch free xmas celebratns (results of which only exist in Aso Villa) sends a very bad signal to our muslim brothers up north. You are the president of Nigeria and not CAN president. How many agencies of govt did u give marching orders to ensure potholeless roads, fabulous airports, increased power generatn, et al, when they celebrated Salah? Enough of ur foolishness already. We know you are a christian from the south so stop rubbin it in the faces of the northerners. Be sensible and sensitive for once. Stop this inane display of religeous bias! You are the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria sir!
i can see you are a bigot with negative reasoning
 

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