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By Dimeji Daniels

I doubt if President Jonathan ever bothered to read his inaugural speech after May 29, 2011. Jonathan, like most before him and Governors too, probably considers the inaugural speech an academic exercise that should soon be discarded with as soon as it is over.

I doubt, and I am willing to bet my salary on this, whether some of them even keep a copy(ies) of their inaugural speech afterwards.

I have read several inaugural speeches by Nigerian governors and presidents (forgive the sickening way some of the speeches were crafted) that overtime I have come to believe strongly that is either they don’t bother to read it once in a while afterwards or that the pressure and responsibilities of the job become too complicated for their brains. If not, how did we find ourselves in this situation? Why would GEJ endlessly bungle the presidency? We all know…

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FOLLOWING THE ACN SEQUENCE: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON.

In January 2000, the Osun State government sacked 143 staff of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, following the governor’s earlier vow to trim the state’s work force.

Adebisi Akande dissolved the state Council of Obas and Chiefs in 2001, on the ground that it was too large.

Tinubu’s government in Lagos State sacked 15,000 public servants ostensibly because of the inability to pay the then new minimum wage. To add insult to injury, the government refused to pay those unfortunate workers their terminal benefits one year and a half after their unjust sack!

Osun State, another state headed by a so-called “Awoist”, in the person of Bisi Akande, sacked about 12,000 public servants including teachers, while serving as Governor between 1999 and 2003.

It is pertinent to note that government is the largest employer of labour in Osun state.

In Ekiti (another ACN state), teachers now live in fear of Mr. Governor who is bent on conducting an assessment examination for them.

Though the governor has repeatedly said he has no such plan as ‘sacking ‘, teachers in the state are yet to forget the outcome of a similar examination he conducted couple of months back.

When it comes to taxation, one won’t but mention Edo, Ekiti and Lagos as some of those states where workers are being subjected to the heavy taxation system.

With reference to that Yoruba adage, “Àdépèlé has her teeth in a scattered form, we won’t be able to count all”.

That…. Governor Babatunde Fashola has sacked over seven hundred medical practitioners in Lagos State should not make Nigerians look morose and melancholy, it has become one habitual practice with the Afenifere extension.

When a son resembles his father, one should not totally vent his anger on the son.

… Làìk Akande, Làìk Fashola …

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By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi
If there is one individual whose name has continuously carried a regrettable heavy burden in history that of ‘Judas Iscariot’ easily comes to mind. As an ardent observer of the Christian faith, this writer was made to understand the role Judas played in the life of Jesus Christ and Christianity as a whole. Judas to preachers of the Bible was painted black and was made to look to many as the worst sinner ever to have been born. Judas typified the devil incarnate and it was said he bore a hole of guilt in his heart for his actions against Christ.

As if that was not enough, the name or term Judas entered into many languages as a synonym for betrayer and had become the archetype of a traitor in Western literature and art. The name Judas was a typical example of one who was insincere, hypocritical…

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Facebook Post – Jonathan’s inherited problems

@amebosayso
~The Problem didn’t just start
~ Dr. Jonathan inherited it
that further affirm the cluelessness of Mr. President
He jumped into an ocean without first ascertainning its depth
but he told us then he had solutions to the numerous problems confronting Nigeria
what a pity_._
It is left to Nigerians
but I’m trying to believe they won’t allow any man who grew up without shoes to penetrate Aso Rock again

Facebook Post – Jonathan’s inherited problems

@amebosayso
~The Problem didn’t just start
~ Dr. Jonathan inherited it
that further affirm the cluelessness of Mr. President
He jumped into an ocean without first ascertainning its depth
but he told us then he had solutions to the numerous problems confronting Nigeria
what a pity_._
It is left to Nigerians
but I’m trying to believe they won’t allow any man who grew up without shoes to penetrate Aso Rock again

BETWEEN YAR’ADUA, JONATHAN AND NIGERIANS

It is now two years since Alhaji Musa Yar’adua died

hmmm..

While he was around, many opined that he was not the round peg in the presidential round hole, oweing to his ill health and perhaps soft-spokeness which was believed then to be a symbol of sluggishness.

Now, it is Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in the saddle;
believed to be sharper in face and thought when placed side-by-side with the Late Yar’adua.

Nigerians have tasted the two

I have compiled few comments (By Nigerians) here for you to know that people are not often valued until after death.

read on…..

< RIP our good president, not the mùmú we have now

<The best president Nigeria has ever produced

<Please come back and show GEJ how to rule, deeply missed, RIP

<Die on abeg

<Many criticized him for being slow in action.. but now, we see that it is better being slow than being without action. Rest in perfect peace our best ever president

<The best president with a peaceful tenure R.I.P Yar'adua

…Yeah…
You just read some of the many comments posted by Nigerians to mark the 2nd year of Yar'adua's demise
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and by extension, a comparison between the administration of GEJ and YRD

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What is your take on this subject too?

PRESIDENT JONATHAN IS SERIOUSLY ON TOP OF THE SITUATION – Reuben Abati’s perspective

Fellow Nigerians,
I am directed to write you this letter on behalf of the administration of his Excellency Dr Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

I am writing in reaction to the series of comments by Nigerians who keep saying that ‘Mr. President has lost control of the Country’s security situation.

Some Nigerians have constantly maintained that “there is definitely something wrong with government” and that “nobody believes anymore the story that we are on top of the situation”

I am surprised that like Professor Chinua Achebe, who has lived abroad for too long, certain personalities are displaying a perplexing lack of familiarity with realities on the ground in Nigeria, despite their being resident in the Country.

Only someone who resides on Mars would look at the security situation in Nigeria and declare that President Jonathan is not on top of it.

President Jonathan was quick to recognise that terrorism has been a global threat since September 11, 2001 and had the presence of mind and sense of judgment to realise that it is now Nigeria’s turn to be attacked by terrorists.

As soon as he had that epiphany, he took a bold step that no world leader has ever taken in the history of the war on terror; he reassured the Nigerian people that Boko Haram and other manifestations of terror would end in Nigeria inJune 2012.

No American president boasts this remarkable achievement.

No European leader has ever been able to put a definitive expiry date on terrorism.

President Jonathan did it. My people, if that is not being on top of the situation, I don’t know what is.

My people, Boko Haram is not the only case of terrorism that has highlighted President Jonathan’s remarkable acumen as a leader equal to the task of assuring the security of the nation.

You will recall that he took the bold step of ending the fuel subsidy regime early this year.

He struck a deadly blow against corruption and freed up subsidy money for investment in infrastructure such as roads, power, electricity, and hospitals.

Enemies of progress in Nigeria, aided by Nigerian loudmouths abroad, ganged up against Nigeria in the so-called Occupy Nigeria movement. The Occupy virus spread and became a terrorist takeover of Lagos.

Our Commander-in-Chief acted swiftly and deployed troops to Lagos to take the city back from the terrorists.

My people, if this is not being on top of the situation, I don’t know what is.

Despite the challenges we still face from Boko Haram, the President has spared no effort in reassuring the international community of our commitment to the war on terror.

More than any other Nigerian President before him, Dr. Jonathan has assured foreign investors to continue to flock to Nigeria and inject much needed foreign direct investment into our economy.

He has urged them to ignore the threat of Boko Haram and go about their business peacefully in Nigeria.

No American President has been bold enough to encourage people to ignore Al Qaeda.

My people, if this is not being on top of the situation, I don’t know what is.

It is partly in recognition of the President’s giant strides in securing Nigeria and Africa that he recently made Time Magazine’s list of the one hundred most influential people in the world.

Mr. President is humble and has not allowed all the recognition abroad to distract him from the work of the Nigerian people.

As I write, seven hundred and seventy-four presidential committees are working hard on various assignments designed by the President.

As you probably know, the Oronsaye committee recently submitted its report and the President swiftly promised to constitute a committee to look into the report and write a white paper on it.

My People, if this is not being on top of the situation, I don’t know what is.

I suggest, my people, that you upgrade your knowledge of Nigerian realities before castigating Mr. President.

With Regards,
Reuben Abati.

This write up is more of comical relief than being serious.

I will appreciate your comments here too.

Dr. Reuben Abati is The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity.