Month: December 2011

Nigeria will run into crises if subsidy is not removed – President Jonathan

Cutting Nig51 cake

...otherwise, this country will enter into a serious crises

Unedited text of an off-the-cuff speech delivered by president Goodluck Jonathan in PDP’s 57th National Executive Council Meeting on Thursday.

Follow the orange link below to listen to the sound.

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. (more…)

Anonymous Group Leak Soft Copy of Segun Adenyi’s New Book

Power politics and Death

The group says it is in public interest that every one reads the book, free of charge

In the spirit of FOI, an Anonymous Nigerian group has made the Word Version of Segun Adeniyi’s book “Power Politics & Death” available online, free of charge.

The Group claims Adeniyi’s account of events in Aso Rock during his stay their as documented in the Book is in the public interest. They said the information in it belongs to all Nigerians since Aso-Rock – source of the information – is “a place belonging to the Nigerian people.”

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One Dead, Kate Henshaw Brutalized as Lagos Police Crackdown on Occupy Lekki Protesters

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    Mehn!! Shit just got real in Lekki oooo. A protester is dead and d police and army are beating pple up!! Tear gas everywhr!! #SadMuch
     
    December 17, 2011 5:27:42 AM EST
     
     
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    Lekki protest already taking its toll. http://yfrog.com/oc9j7qij
     
    December 17, 2011 6:11:18 AM EST
     
     
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    Its supposed to be a peaceful protest at this lekki tollgate, y would they shoot someone?
     
    December 17, 2011 5:38:51 AM EST
     
     
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Power Politics and Death tweeted #Yaradudays (Part 1)

  1. May 5, 2010 1:39:51 PM EDT
  2. Please stand by in D spirit of Freedom of Information as we twit events in Aso Rock from d eye of a public servant. follow #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:28:47 AM EST
  3. “Segun,where are you?Come straight to d Residence.” Onoyiveta, aide de camp (ADC) to President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to Adeniyi #Yaraduadays
    December 16, 2011 2:36:54 AM EST

President Jonathan’s Tricky Budget Figures

The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, a...

He says recurrent expenditure is down but actually, its not.

President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim that recurrent expenditure is “down” in the 2012 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly on Tuesday contradicts reality as actual recurrent expenditure in the 2012 budget is up by about N82 billion from the 2011 figure.

While presenting the budget proposals before the lawmakers, the president said that “the share of recurrent expenditure in the 2012 Budget proposal is 72%, down from 74.4% in 2011” creating an impression that the recurrent expenditure was on a downward trend – with an added promise to drag the trend till 2015.

Although there is a percentage drop in proposed expenditure on recurrent for 2012 within the context of the entire budget – which is six percent larger than 2011’s – the actual figures reveals a contrary rise in the recurrent expenditure for 2012.

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President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2012 Budget speech – unedited version

2012 BUDGET SPEECH

GEJ made 91 campaign promises, has delivered on any of them?

Delivered by:

His Excellency

Dr. GoodluckEbele Jonathan, GCFR

President

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Before:

A Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

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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. (more…)

Let this budget be the one that will say “let there be light, and there is light” – David Mark’s 2012 budget speech

David Mark

Let this budget be the one that will say “let there be light, and there is light

May I on behalf of my distinguished and honourable colleagues humbly and warmly welcome you and your entourage to this joint session of the National Assembly.

We are delighted to have you with us this afternoon as you perform one of your constitutional responsibilities.

Over the years, we have listened to very beautiful and impressive budget speeches eloquently delivered in this chamber. Unfortunately, the implementation has not matched the words as economic policies often lack continuity and projects are needlessly discarded or abandoned.

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