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SURE conceived hastily, no longer workable – Jonathan

Cassava bread President Goodluck JonathanOnce again, as shown by this report on Punch, Nigerians have been unbelievably deceived by President Goodluck Jonathan and his crew. When will we learn never to trust these people? Didn’t we all know SURE was a big lie?

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment programme promised by his administration was no longer realistic. (more…)


Text of the “Palliative” Broadcast by Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, On Thursday January 19, 2012

Carte de l'état nigérian d'Edo

Edo state

My dear people of Edo State,

In view of the increase in the price of petrol by the Federal Government and the consequential rise in the cost of living, it has become necessary for my Administration to take some crucial measures to cushion the effect on the people of Edo State.

Having followed the debate on the issue of subsidy removal, it is clear to me that the major problem is that the public does not trust that the proceeds will be utilized judiciously.

However, I assure you that in Edo State, this will not be the case. We are determined to ensure that the pains arising from the partial removal of subsidy translate to concrete gains for the generality of our people.

I am convinced that the process of rebuilding this trust between the government and the governed requires that we take concrete, visible and measurable steps aimed at creatively using the accruing revenue to deliver the greatest good to the greatest number of our people in the shortest possible time. (more…)

President Goodluck Jonathan’s 91 campaign promises – help identify those he has delivered

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

Between  February and March, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan, as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), toured the entire nation on campaign. Each stopover he made, he dropped at least two campaign promises.

National dailies reported them as he unleashed the promises. The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, in partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting documented them – 91 of them!

IPC documented the promises under 13 subtitles including infrastructural development, power, economy, energy and gas and security. Others are agriculture, education, women, water resources, mineral resources, national question, reforms and Niger-Delta.