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“The way Nigerians challenge and abuse me… the president has enormous powers…” – Jonathan

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And then a lot of Nigerians will ask: Powers to do what?

This statement from the president was made during the 52nd Independence anniversary lecture with the title “Nigeria: Security, Development and National Transformation”. Also in attendance at the occasion was the former President of Ghana, John Kufour, who identified imbalance in development as the bane of the security situation in Nigeria.

The president did bare his mind on a lot of issues, part of which were the FoI (Freedom of Information) Act – an indeed rare gift from the legislatures to Nigerians! – and the January fuel subsidy protests.

While the president easily waved aside the fact that the masses protested against the fuel subsidy removal, saying that they were “manipulated” into protesting, he does not seem to be very comfortable with the use to which Nigerians – especially the media – are putting the FoI Act.

According to him, “The way Nigerians challenge and abuse me, yes the president has enormous power but if you use that enormous power to some extent you will look like a dictator. In a democratic setting, you want to create an environment where people can create their opinion and that is why people are allowed to talk freely and demonstrate. But are we doing so properly?”

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19 Comments

  1. daniel

    September 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    may the lord be with u, and show u how to lead this nation properly, i will for love u.God bless u…………………………..

  2. Nevo daniel

    September 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    yes our dear personal republic of nigeria. The rich will all so cry one day as we ar crying today

  3. Kelvin Captain Briggs

    September 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Presisido!! Dnt mind them go ahead wit ur gud works

  4. idris

    September 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    plan very well, as many leaders in Nigeria are against you that means your doing great, before your there Nigeria has spoiled beyond repair just do the one you can, and make sure before you finish at aso rock that you give us 24 hours electricity, GOD bless federal republic of Nigeria.

  5. Philanthropist

    September 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Mr. President, where is the “FREEDOM” !??

  6. Uche

    September 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Dis mumu is complaining of been insulted,
    when he does not even know d reason why d masses voted 4 him,
    my dear president d reason why u are been insulted is becos u are a big fool,.
    And u are more than 40yrs of age
    it means u are a fool forever

  7. Ajayi Adeola

    September 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    It’s very clear dat Jonathan is visionless presdnt.He shud use one of d enormous powers 2 reduce d outrageous school fees in our Tertiary institutns cos 18k minimum wage doesn’t complemnt d high rate of schl fees in Nig.Also use ur enormoz pwer 2 caught down d outragoz salaries n allwnces of d presdnt n lawlootaz calld lawmakaz.Use ur enormoz pwr 2 giv us roads,water,electricity,quality educatn,better life etc.Use ur pwr 2 stop being corrupt.

  8. boma

    September 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    The statement by the president the he has “enormous powers” is a cloaked threat…he is letting Nigerians know that he can stiffle them if he wants,but in his benevolent mercies he has chosen to spare us…this man is almost insane…to imagine that such a foolish statement was made to the hearing of the whole world…I believe him to be toothless with even very little bark because no matter what he does,he can never oppress the entire Nigeria

  9. Alaku

    September 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Uche or wat Eva u cal urself… If only u hv a Father, u will know wat it means been respectful. Even d gud bk says, “honour ur father & ur mother, dt ur days may b long”, dis in spite of any amount of provocation… Obviously, u r a bastard, how wld u know how 2 respect men like Jonathan, hu’s old enough to b ur father. U r so senseless 2 know dt Jonathan cn’t solve Nigeria’s problems even in 4 tenures cos he met dem dre, & pple hu feed frm d problems in dis country, wld nt let him. It’s even pple like u, if u r given d chance 2 b dre, u’ll do worse, so watch ya big mouth & stop abusing pple dt r more Dan u…

  10. Adeyemi

    September 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    This fool has forgotten that he is dealing with people that are more sensible than his entire househood
    Please I beg of you watch your statement for you not to run our vision 2015

  11. emma

    September 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Anyway I know before now that jona is a foolishman, I told my mates not to vote for the idiot but they relented. jonathan you are a fool, u have not even started seeing insult. What am sure of now is that the mugu will never smell any seat in Nigeria, he will not even finish this his tenor self, his foolish wife will face the wrath of God. jona is a zombi, wat Igbos call Aturu. May the devil forgive him.

  12. Busayo

    September 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Pat utomi av said it all.

  13. Seun

    September 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Even president OBAMA is bn criticized&insulted by americans, dos dat he shud commit suicide neva bcus even d holy Qur’an says u can neva pleas evybdy. So JONA carry go wit u ‘fruitless time wasting&sucidal transdestructive agenda’. All i knw is ur days ar numbered in Aso villa. Gud luck

  14. Ezekiel Fidelis

    September 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Thank you our incumbat president ‘GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN’ it true that inherently nigerian dislike slow as well as gentility in administration especially when it come to governance. Bear it as its may, the fact remain that our LEADERS are NOT CAPABLE of serving Nigerian inview of thier grid and selfish interest. As a matter of fact, the issue of insecurity could ve been resolved, if they had sent home the senators, ministers, assembly members, board of trustee, Governing council including those in the arm forces and other security sectors and instruct the various embassy to deny them access to foreign countrie’s and also deny them their salary (but pay tham at later time) until they resolved their differences and come with better opinion, i bet you that, until this is done insecurity will the status of our country. Lastly ; action, selve decision making, with the Application of mac gregory theory Y and skinner motivational theory, then you can make a good government. Finely God with his infinite mercy will continuon to lead and direct you and your cabinet towards achieving your aims of 2020. Thank you.

  15. Joey

    September 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Alaku u re as dumb,foolish nd vry senseless as ur name,it is u nd d rest of u dat re supportin dis mumu Jonathan dat re bastards,its Nigerians lik u dat mak us appear foolish to d world evn an uneducated moron wont say d rubbish dat uve said,i doubt if der is any brain in dat hollow space called ur head,only a vry insane persn wud be supportin dat clown 4 his nonsense statemnts,it is on top of poor,hungry defenceless Nigerians dat he knws dat he has power,balderdash…

  16. usher

    September 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    ALAKU, i dont know the side u re on, but am very sure u re not on our side

  17. wazobia

    September 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Alaku your mother is a prostitute! You must also be a homosectual for saying all the shit you just said! How can you com out here and abuse people lik that?? You are just a cunt

  18. ndubuisi Okezie

    December 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    You are so funny. Abeg find chair and sit ur sorry ass

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The potential for iGaming in Nigeria uncovered

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There is a growing positivity surrounding the Nigerian iGaming industry. As the nation breathes a collective sigh of relief following the announcement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), it’s hoped that many burgeoning industries such as the world of iGaming can be allowed to flourish and bring much-needed tax revenues to the country.

Many analysts within the iGaming industry believe Nigeria has the potential to become Africa’s iGaming hub. Its domestic market is already forecast to be worth $2 billion, due largely to sports betting and the fascination with Nigerian soccer stars overseas like Odion Ighalo at Manchester United. Meanwhile, the domestic penetration of smartphones is also recognised, with some 83% of the population now owning a mobile device.

Nigeria was also a major focal point during this year’s SBC Digital Summit Africa, which was understandably conducted virtually earlier this month. Ahead of the summit, experts enrolled in the event were asked to vote on which African country offered the best foundations for iGaming operators to thrive. Nigeria outperformed every other nation, with 31% of all votes labelling Nigeria as the country with the highest potential to make a real
success of its domestic iGaming sector.

Even South Africa, which has a well-established domestic iGaming market, ranked second with just 28% of the vote. Prospective Nigerian iGaming operators should certainly take a leaf out of the book of South African iGaming brands, many of which have cultivated a strong customer base through the use of incentives and sign-up bonuses. The vast majority of offers available at platforms like Casinos.co.za, direct gamers to the safest and most reputable
platforms.

One of the main reasons that industry experts believe in Nigeria’s iGaming potential is that it already boasts an engaged target demographic. Many of its young adults are already betting on sports like soccer and boxing, and there is a feeling that introducing them to casino gaming verticals would not be too difficult a stretch. Marry that with a growing number of smartphone users, which is predicted to reach over 140 million people by 2025, and you can
see the potential for iGaming apps and web applications to provide immersive, secure gaming
on the go.

Presently, the country has three separate bodies responsible for licensing online betting activities – the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML) and the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). At the time of writing, online betting at a domestic Nigerian site is strictly prohibited by law. Loopholes regarding offshore operators make it possible for
Nigerians to play elsewhere, but it seems somewhat short-sighted for the Nigerian government to steer clear of creating its own regulated, revenue-making iGaming industry.

In a nation of substantial population, supporters of developing a domestic iGaming industry in Nigeria believe that the most would be a positive step, creating new career opportunities for everyday people. This could be in customer support, game development or any other facet of an iGaming operator. All the while, generating tax revenues for the Nigerian government and helping to breathe new life into the domestic economy.

There is a general feeling that Nigeria’s gaming industries tend to follow the same path as South Africa’s. The SBC Digital Summit Africa revealed that there has been a “seismic shift” from sports betting markets to casino games in the last eight months, including live dealer tables, that’s according to Sean Coleman, CEO of the South Africa Bookmakers Association.

Live dealer games seemingly “appeal to millennials” across South Africa. Dean Finder, CEO of Evolution Services SA believes the fact that live dealer games are “not gender biased” is an opportunity to reach out to female players, which are an often “unserved market” across Africa.

For these trends to follow suit in Nigeria, operators will need to build further trust in their
games and regulatory measures to curry favour with the country’s legislature.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
Femi Otedola

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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