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|Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 7:01pm On Feb 02|
(SEE PAGE 2 AND BEYOND FOR PICTURES)
Some say GEJ has not done anything, others say he has not done enough but the REALITY on ground is that President Jonathan is working. GEJ inherited a moribund country and started working right from day one and has never looked back since then.
Expectedly, those who are blinded by ethnic, party loyalty or other primordial sentiments, have continued to deny the obvious progress being made in several sector. On my part, as a patriotic Nigeria, I'll continue to EMBARRASS these few but NOISY see-no-good and hear-no-good disgruntled elements.
Therefore, I decided to highlight the achievements of GEJ in the last 2 to 3yrs to further embarrass the HATERS and to remind fair minded and unbiased persons of our past and present.
1) Electoral Reforms: before GEJ came to power, elections in Nigeria were shamelessly and brazenly rigged. Elections were do-or-die affair and ALL results were announced at Abuja or state capital. The last election that was conducted just before GEJ came to power was the Ekiti gubernatorial re-run in 2009. I got the following excerpts from a report on that election which was also shamelessly rigged, consistent with past elections:
....“My conscience as a Christian will not allow me to further participate in this process ” It was with these words that Mrs. Ayoka Adebayo resigned her appointment as the Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner on April 28 2009. A series of events followed which has left every one in doubt of just what value Mrs. Adebayo’s conscience isworth. It all came to a climax yesterday when she shamelessly and without recourse to her hitherto advertised Christian Conscience announced and returned Segun Oni of the PDP as winner of the protracted gubernatorial re-run election...
GEJ came to power and immediately instituted a clean up of our electoral system. Whereas in the past it was unthinkable for the ruling PDP or incumbents (that have not fallen out of favour with Abuja) to lose elections, elections are now fairly contested with possibility of opposition parties winning, courtesy of the reforms carried out by GEJ. As at the last count, opposition parties, under this new dispensation, won state gubernatorials elections in Anambra (2010), Nasarawa, Ogun, Oyo, Edo (2012), Ondo,etc and several legislative elections.
Still on the issue of elections, let me conclude by stating that the benefits of free and fair elections in any country are ENORMOUS and outweighs EVERY OTHER 'dividends' of democracy. Leaders who emerge from the people's vote will most likely work for the people, deliver projects that'll benefit the majority, and will be less corrupt. Free and fair elections also guarantees political stability and political stability is the ONLY recipe for sustainable development. Therefore, THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS AT ALL LEVELS.
2) Electric Power Supply: Personally, I'm so excited about some of the reforms that have taken place in the power sector in the last 2 to 3yrs. The govt of GEJ inherited a seriously challenged power sector. The average power generation as at 2009/2010 was below 3,000megawatts as attested in the following reports:
"To help put things in comparative perspective, Nigeria’spower demand is estimated at about 15,000 MW but as at September 2009, peak generation supplied by PHCN was 2,443 MW –less than 17% of our electricity need is currently being supplied¡"
"As at 2010, Nigeria was generating about 2,800MW. But in April of 2011, the quantum of available power moved to 3,800MW, a record 1,000MW addition in one year"
GEJ immediately went to work using a well thought out Power Road as the template to transform the sector. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the regulator of the sector, which was previously unknown, has been reformed with energetic and credible leadership and is now a house-hold name. The 17 successor PHCN companies are being privatised in an unprecedented transparent process. The Transmission Company of Nigeria has been concessioned to Manitoba while the Bulk Purchaser has been created to buy power in bulk from power private power generation companies and engender confidence for private sector participation in the sector. The NIPP projects (power plants, distribution and transmission facilities) and gas projects are being pursued with renewed vigour and urgency to bring many of them to quick completion.
Consequently, power generation peaked recently at 4,500MW and many Nigerians have acknowledged improved power supply to their homes and offices.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 7:03pm On Feb 02|
5) Road Sector: though the govt inherited a network of dilapidated federal roads, it has intervened massively in the sector. Many of the ongoing projects the govt inherited have been brought to COMPLETION, including: Vom-Manchok road (Plateau State), Yola-Numan road (Adamawa State), Gombe Bye-pass (Gombe State), KadunaRefinery road (Kaduna State), Kano-Daura-Mai Adua road (Katsina State), Aba-Owerri road(Abia State), Onitsha-Owerri road (Anambra State) and Oyo-Ogbomosho road (Oyo State).
Massive work is ongoing in various other highways in the 6 geo-political zones, including ongoing dualisation of Abuja–Abaji–Lokoja Road, Kano–Potiskum–Maiduguri Road; the Benin–Ore–Shagamu Expressway; the Onitsha–Enugu Expressway; and the construction of the Loko–Oweto bridge( across River Benue), East-West road,etc
Bad portions on almost all federal roads all over the country, not mentioned above, were fixed under a massive intervention called Project Safe Passage. Those who doubt the impact of Project Safe Passage should just interview any nearby long distance driver.
6) Aviation: the aviation sector has received unprecedented intervention including (some still ongoing):
**The re-modelling of 11 airports including Enugu, Owerri, Benin,Lagos, Kano, Yola, Jos, PH, Kaduna, Calabar, Lagos and Abuja. Some of these airports have been completed and commissioned.
**creation of new privately owned national carriers
**building of aerotropolis (cities around the airports) thru PPP
**construction of designated cargo airports
**construction of 4 new international airport terminals in PH, Abuja, Lagos and Kano
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 7:11pm On Feb 02|
3) Rail Transport: the rail transport sector has received MASSIVE intervention in the last 2 to 3yrs. Only recently the Lagos-Kano rail was completed and commissioned. The govt spent a whopping N24billion to rehabilitate and restore the Lagos-Kano rail line after decades of dilapidation.
Mr president made known his intent to revolutionalise the rail transport sector as early as March 2011 when he commissioned the first set of new locomotive engines and launched completed rail lines. This was widely reported and one of such reports states:
..President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Lagos commissioned the newly acquired locomotive engines of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), breathing life into the hitherto comatose rail sector....The President also used the occasion to embark on a 98km train ride from the NRC headquarters at Ebute Metta, Lagos, to Abeokuta in Ogun...
Other massive interventions in the rail sector include:
**Inter-city passenger train services have been introduced in Minna-Kaduna route, Kaduna-Kano route and Kano-Nguru route; while intra-city services are already operational in Lagos, Kaduna and Kano states.
The Minna-Kaduna route for instance generates about N500,000 per trip up from initial N14,000 per trip when train services started along that route about a year ago.
**Abuja-Kaduna fast rail line now at 50% completion.
**mass transit Abuja Light Rail system is expected to be completed in 2014
**The Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line (fast line) is expected to be completed in 2013.
**Port-Harcourt-Enugu-Makurdi-Lafia-Jos-Gombe-Maiduguri rail-line is expected to be completed late 2013.
4) Education: while most greedy public office holders along with their cronies are setting up privately owned universities where students pay outrageous fees, GEJ is creating additional federal universities to improve access to higher education for all and sundry.
Already, 9 brand new federal universities have been created in the last 2yrs. They include:
Federal University ,
Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi state;
Federal University , Lokoja Kogi state;
Federal University , Lafia, Nasarawa state ;Federal University, Kashere, Gombe state;
Federal University, Wukari, Taraba state; Federal University , Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
state; Federal University , Dutse, Jigawa state; for Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti state and; Federal University, Otuoke Bayelsa state
Most of these universities have employed non-academic and academic staff and taken their pioneer students.
Also recently, the govt approved the creation of additional 3 new universities in Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara.
The govt is not just creating new universities, existing universities are receiving increased funding like never before. All existing universities enjoyed 40% increase in their funding last year. In addition, select higher institutions recieved extra funds for infrastructural upgrade as explained in details by the report below:
"12 tertiary institutions on the principle of one university and one polytechnic or College of Education from each of the six geo-political zones would receive N3bn each for universities and N1billion each for the rest.
Universities to benefit include University of Lagos, Anambra State University, Uli; University of Calabar, Kebbi State University of Science & Technology, Aliero; Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola and Benue State University, Makurdi.
Polytechnics include the Polytechnic Ibadan, Federal Polytechnic Kauran Namoda; Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa. While Colleges of Education to benefit from the special funding include Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri; Delta State College of Education, Agbor and Bauchi State College of Education, Azare"
Other interventions in the education sector include:
**Rehabilitation and upgrading of facilities at select Federal Unity Colleges
**Implementation of the Almajiri Education Programme through the construction of new Almajiri Schools all over the North and the South-West Zones. 32 Almajiri schools have already been constructed in the phase 1 while 60 more Almajiri schools are currently being constructed in 16 states of the Federation.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by idlaw2k3(m): 7:13pm On Feb 02|
I have got to give it to you. You certainly work hard for your money.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by patimore: 7:15pm On Feb 02|
idlaw2k3: I have got to give it to you. You certainly work hard for your money.E no easy. Man must wack.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sibrah: 7:24pm On Feb 02|
Sincere 9gerian wants people to believe Jonathan is working Nigeria when in fact his working of Bayelsa with a higher income per citizen isn't clear to most people. I am not disputing the Title of your thread here but what do you think of his impact as Bayelsa state governor?
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by seanet01: 7:28pm On Feb 02|
Its not easy to eat o.
Insincere Nigerian is the real analogy of a HUSTLER.
The guy dey suffer o.
Morning, afternoon and night all posting no Rest.
Omo, i no go see this kind Suffering for my Life o.
Insincere Nigeria sorry o.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Prof Corruption: 7:31pm On Feb 02|
GEJ is a failure.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Dreal1247: 7:39pm On Feb 02|
A public figure is always @ d receiving end. Let everybody assess him/hersef wewil conclude dat Gej is trying. 4getin not dat some power-hungry politicians promised of making dis country ungovernable 4 him. But i know dat everyone is reaping d benefit. I think the most important need of d day is 4 us 2 contribute ourown quota individually 2 better dis country. It belongs 2 all of us.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Walexz02: 7:41pm On Feb 02|
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Dreal1247: 7:44pm On Feb 02|
A public figure is always @ d receiving end. Let everybody assess him/hersef u wil conclude dat Gej is trying though not as xpctd f him. 4getin not dat some power-hungry politicians promised of making dis country ungovernable 4 him. But i know dat everyone is reaping d benefit 2day. U cant move when u ar holding down som1. I think the most important need of d day is 4 us 2 contribute ourown quota individually 2 better dis country. It belongs 2 all of us.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by blacksta(m): 7:48pm On Feb 02|
Repeated lies may eventually look like the truth.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by fkaz(m): 7:53pm On Feb 02|
@op you they try o
Keep it up, may be one day........
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 7:55pm On Feb 02|
seanet01: Its not easy to eat o.Still on ROAD CONSTRUCTION, a particular notorious road in the southeast deserves some special mention. The Onitsha-Owerri was so bad that in 2007 the then governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, asked all Igbos to pay N100 to fix the road. This was widely reported and one of such reports states:
Ndigbo to pay N100 each for Onitsha-Owerri road.
RESORTING to their famed self-help spirit, Ndigbo have started mobilizing funds to complete the Onitsha-Aba Expressway (section of Onitsha-Owerri road) abandoned by the federal government.
Governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State, who made this known over the weekend in Lagos, said that every taxable Igbo adult will be expected to pay N100 each towards the project.
According to the governor, who said that he is leading the initiative, the highway was abandoned by Julius Berger, the construction giants handling it after the federal government paid only about N1 billion out of the more than 4 billion work that they had done on the project....CHAMPION NEWS, July 2007
Igbos all over the world heaved a big sigh of relief after the GEJ govt completed that road. One of the reports that captured the completion of the road states:
...The Federal Ministry of Works said in the Anambra State capital, Awka, on Friday that the Onitsha–Owerri expressway project had reached 97 per cent completion.
The Federal Controller of Works in Anambra, Mr. Elliot Idubor, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the ministry was glad that PAINS and AGONIES of road users on the route had become a thing of the past.
Idubor said, “I can categorically tell you that the Onitsha-Owerri road project is virtually complete, it is 97 per cent completed.
“Users of that road can now travel to Owerri from Onitsha in 40 minutes. Unlike what used to be the case, they now enjoy pleasurable ride.”....PUNCH, July 2012
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Eko Ile: 8:13pm On Feb 02|
Goodluck Jonathan's Administration is now the most corrupt in the history of Nigeria. Look at this analysis:
Crude oil production per day 2.5 million
Current price per Barrel 113 US dollars
Daily oil revenue 2.5 x 113 = 282.5 million US dollars
Monthly Sales 282.5 million X 30 days = 8.475 billion
Yearly Sales 8.4475 billion X 12 = 101.7 billion US dollars
Naira equivalent 101.7 billion X 160 naira = 16.272 trillion naira per year
Nigeria's Budget for 2012 = 4.5 trillion naira
Surplus money 16.272
11.772 trillion naira
So, Goodluck Jonathan answers this question: Where is the surplus money of 11.772 trillion naira every year?
The question is: what is Goodluck Jonathan doing to stop this day light burglary of public trust and looting of public treasury by his cronies, allies, friends, and acquaintances? I rest my biro-pen for now.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sunny_bobo(m): 8:32pm On Feb 02|
Eko Ile: Goodluck Jonathan's Administration is now the most corrupt in the history of Nigeria. Look at this analysis:
See what hate has turned you to. So because oil price is $113 per barrel, government gets $113 dollars for every barrel of crude mined? Have you subtracted the cost of production of a barrel of crude? Have you subtracted cost of sales? How many percent of the revenue so derived is due to the joint venture partners who operate the various mining leases? It is people like you that misinform the ill educated and ignorant ones.
In case you don't know, government only charges a percentage of the profit from sale of crude oil as tax from the oil companies operating in the upstream sector and the companies keep what is left.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 8:38pm On Feb 02|
idlaw2k3: I have got to give it to you. You certainly work hard for your money.Double post
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 8:38pm On Feb 02|
idlaw2k3: I have got to give it to you. You certainly work hard for your money.Just for your information, I ENJOY posting these comments, just the same way I enjoy watching football and lawn tennis. All that I posted this evening had been on my mind for sometime but for the patience and time to put them together. I'm glad I used the opportunity of watching todays AFCON matches to pour out my heart again on NL.
When I say I'm not being paid, some of you dont believe me. I dont know why but it may be because some of you are being paid to take positions on NL.
As a medical doctor, I'm a fulfiled man. But I wouldn't mind receiving extra pay for doing what I enjoy. I enjoy supporting GEJ and if I can get extra pay for supporting him or for time spent on the internet, I wouldn't mind. But if I dont get extra pay, I still dont mind.
But the MOST IMPORTANT thing for me is that I enjoy doing what I do. I got a strong feeling of personal satisfaction from opening this thread and reading the contents again and again. Thats what matters. I dont care what people think or say.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 8:48pm On Feb 02|
Eko Ile: Goodluck Jonathan's Administration is now the most corrupt in the history of Nigeria. Look at this analysis:Why not open another thread on this issue because some of us may need additional clarification on how you arrived at this your ACN formular.
Meanwhile, dont derail this thread
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by CROWÉ: 8:51pm On Feb 02|
All of Nigeria's previous governments have been horrible and it is quite naive to expect that one guy will just come in and change all that so I decided to focus on the good, GEJ can steal all the money he wants just as long as he puts the work required to help Nigeria grow even if only half heartedly, God knows no one before him ever really did anything. The GDP per capita in Nigeria is about 2000 USD, we are some of the poorest people in the world and that is so sad. If GEJ gives us non stop electricity this term then he would have in a single bout been Nigeria's best president ever because it would mean SMEs would be able to thrive better and the standard of living would double, more than anyone else can say. He seems to be doing well, stop nit picking, talking about his grammatical boo boos and his many fails, if there seems to be but a single thing good about him then we have been blessed because in the past we have been cursed with the most illiterate and unpatriotic of leaders, I am personally liking Jonathan, he is making many committees but bothering with discovery and experts helps.
This is not to say I am OK with him stealing money per se but rather than take away from time he may spend doing one good thing for Nigeria or another why don't you go and investigate where the money has gone or shut up.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Wendyslim(f): 10:10pm On Feb 02|
Where is the work and where are the haters
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Obiora4life: 10:27pm On Feb 02|
Leave him, this is what we call in igbo - etiboribo
What do ou expect from a motor park tout? Amala and Ewedu analysis.
In his yam powered head, he forgot so quickly that Nigeria gets 60% while drilling companies get the other 40% under our current contract.
He forgot so quickly the $74 of the crude sales is what is benched marked against out budget.
I can continue to go and on, but then again, foolishness reigns amongst a lot of people on NL...
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 10:32pm On Feb 02|
Wendyslim: Where is the work and where are the hatersAre you a hater?
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Sincere 9gerian: 10:37pm On Feb 02|
blacksta: Repeated lies may eventually look like the truth.Wake up man, stop living in denial
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Eko Ile: 10:43pm On Feb 02|
Wendyslim: Where is the work and where are the haters
It's all in the polluted and corrupted mind of the crooked OP.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Eko Ile: 10:45pm On Feb 02|
Nigeria: Uproar Over N4 Billion Budget for First Lady's Office
There was anger on the floor of the Senate Thursday when the chamber opened the debate on the 2013 budget for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which contained a whopping N4 billion allocated to the construction of an office for the First Lady.
Neither the wife of a serving president who serves as first lady, nor her office, is accorded any form of recognition in the 1999 Constitution, which makes the N4 billion allocation illegal.
Other contentious issues contained in the budget were N7.5 billion earmarked for the construction of the Abuja city gate as well as N150 million for the renovation of vice-president guest house in Asokoro, Abuja.
A recent allocation of N9 billion for the building of the vice-president's official residence had generated anger among Nigerians who described it as outrageous and insensitive to the plight of the citizenry.
While opening the debate on the 2013 FCT budget, Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, had implored his colleagues to support N253 billion Appropriation Bill for FCT in 2013.
The budget allocated N155 billion to capital expenditure, N49 billion to overhead costs and N48 billion to personnel costs.
However, Senator Babajide Omoworare condemned the allocation of N4 billion for the first lady's mission building, describing it as scandalous.
According to Omoworare, the allocation was nothing but misplaced priority, wondering why such a huge amount was earmarked for the office of first lady, which he said was not recognised by law.
Describing it as an aberration, Omoworare asked if such a development had ever been heard of in the United States, Ghana or any part of the world.
He also criticised the funds allotted to the construction of the Abuja city gate and vice-president's guest house, noting that it was wrong when only N1 billion was allocated for each federal university.
"N4 billion for first lady's office is scandalous. We allocate money for immaterial issues. Some of these allocations should have been moved elsewhere. There ought to be concentration on infrastructure.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Eko Ile: 10:47pm On Feb 02|
FCT earmarks N5bn for rehabilitation of prostitutes
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by PointB: 10:49pm On Feb 02|
I think what critics should do here is to counter with facts what the Op has written about GEJ achievements.
Rather than regurgitating old worn out lines and propaganda aimed at positioning their party as better, even as we know better!
Personally I think these achievement are mostly correct. However, I would like to see more work done in other areas and places. For instance, what efforts are being made to improve PortHarcout Port facilities? How about Ibaka Port? What is the plan to accelerate it completion and commissioning? Why is the delay in starting a new Niger Bridge, and of course the East West Road? Thes projects are critically to opening up other part to the country and stemming migration to other urban cities that have such facilities.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Eko Ile: 10:49pm On Feb 02|
“Jonathan is giving presidential recognition to corrupt people” – CACOL
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has criticized President Goodluck Jonathan and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for hanging around questionable characters, especially those who have been manipulated as far as corruption related matters are concerned.
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by PointB: 10:55pm On Feb 02|
Obj did worse. And beside those who got the award are mostly better than Tinubu. Fact!
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by gbanikiti(f): 10:56pm On Feb 02|
same cocck and bull stories! Insincere Jonathan keeps repeating the same old bullshit over and over again. I just wonder if Jonathan is aware of these praises you continue to bestow on him. sorry for you nwanne. I hope he rewards you bountifully for your esteemed efforts
|Re: Jonathan Is Working, Haters Are Talking! (New Images Are Added Daily) by Eko Ile: 10:57pm On Feb 02|
5 Trillion Naira Stolen Under President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration | Transparency International Advices Nigeria against Corruption
Reports from a recent investigation have revealed that the Goodluck Jonathan administration which assumed office in 2011 still has a long way to go in its fight against corruption. Over N5 trillion in government funds have been stolen through fraud, embezzlement and theft since President Jonathan assumed office on May 6, 2010, a Punch investigation has found.
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