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Unedited text of an off-the-cuff speech delivered by president Goodluck Jonathan in PDP’s 57th National Executive Council Meeting on Thursday.
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Let me sincerely appreciate what the members of the party are doing, especially what those of us who are holding offices as President, Governors and those who hold elective positions. We have just finished elections and there are lots of expectations from us but somehow, things have not happened exactly the way we expected it should but, you are still with us and we are still working for the party. So, we appreciate that. Read the rest of this entry »
2012 BUDGET SPEECH
Dr. GoodluckEbele Jonathan, GCFR
Federal Republic of Nigeria
A Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
I am delighted to present the 2012 Federal Budget Proposal before this esteemed Joint Session of the National Assembly. ThisProposalcomes at the end of a long consultative process with key stakeholders and it translates the development plans of government unveiled in theTransformation Agendainto concrete actions.
This budget is a stepping-stone to the transformation of our economy and country in our walk to economic freedom. This esteemed Assembly would agree that this path would neither be easy nor uncontested; but witha sharp focus, hard work, determination and making careful choices we will overcome. Read the rest of this entry »
Mr. President might mean to grow the Nigerian cassava industry but the way he is going about this campaign makes me feel it may not be palatable.
It is a wrong way to advertise this bread – appealing to consumers to buy it because it is Nigerian – presents the bread as second-rate and may have them shunning it as they have done to all other substandard Nigerian product.
If cassava is good in bread, bakers will not need too much persuasion to bake 100% of their bread with cassava because it is cheaper.
Boko haram is not simply a security challenge. It is also a political challenge. It has a political dimension. Recall the rhetoric from Borno Elders describing Boko Haram members as ‘brothers’, blaming the military for escalating the situation and asking the President to withdraw them. It is this political support that has emboldened them and enabled them to overwhelm the security agencies, who by the way lack the capacity to respond to the challenge. The solution must go beyond security response to include political negotiation. It requires a wide stakeholder involvement. It required community engagement. …By Okechukwu Nwanguma
|1||Diezani Alison-Madueke||Bayelsa – Petroleum|
|2||Bello Haliru Mohammed||Kebbi||Defence|
|4||Mohammed Bello Adoke||Kogi||Justice|
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President Goodluck Jonathan recently visited America where he attended a United Nation’s congress on HIV/AIDS. Subsequently, he met with President Barack Obama in the White House.