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Jonathan Slams Nigerian Economists For Criticizing His Policies, Says They Don’t Know Better Than CNN, IMF

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GEJPresident Goodluck Jonathan on Monday faulted Nigerian economists for criticizing the economic policies of his administration.

The president’s rebuke of Nigerian economists’ criticism of his policies came on the heels of a report by CNNMoney that Nigeria is the 3rd fastest growing economy in the world in 2015.

He also spoke amid raging debate over the publication of an article on Monday by former CBN Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, who tore to shreds, the present administration’s claim of excellent performance in critical sectors of the economy.

The president, who came down hard on Nigerian economists, challenged them to come out with incontrovertible facts and figures to dispute that the country’s economy is not the largest in Africa.

President Jonathan spoke at a presidential campaign rally held in Ilorin, Kwara State.

He said: “The economy you all know has become the largest in Africa after the rebasing, it was not by chance, we work with the private sector. Few days ago, the Cable News Network (CNN) announced that Nigeria has joined other nations where the economy will blossom.

“If the CNN can say that, so who is the economist in Nigeria that faulted what the world has seen about Nigeria? Who is the economist that can tell me that he is superior to the World Bank or the economists in the World Bank?

“Who is the economist in Nigeria that can tell me he is superior to the economist in the IMF? Who is the economist in Nigeria that can tell me that is sharper or better focus than the CNN? “People should stop deceiving Nigerians. We are working hard to move this country forward and we will work with the people of Kwara State to move the state forward”.

He added that his government is such that adheres to the rule of law.

The President said: “We don’t want to run a government by intimidation. I signed the FoI Bill, and promised that every Nigerian will be free. I want every Nigerian to be free, we don’t want to intimidate anybody, we want you to have the ability to express yourself without any fear of intimidation.

“We don’t encourage our leaders to intimidate the followers, where people will be living as if they are in the zoo and the lions and leopard are moving freely and all the other animals have to go into hiding, no. That is not a government, Nigeria is not a zoological garden, Nigeria is not a forest.

“Nigeria is a country governed by laws and conventions, a country where citizens must be free and where every citizen must be able to grow to the level that he so desires”.

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  1. Catherine

    January 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    When it suits The President he uses reports of CNN so prop up his statements that Africa is the 3rd richest country but when CNN came to town a couple of weeks to see for themselves what was happening the Head of the Army published a letter making out they were all idiots. They supposedly talked to people who were frauds and not in the army and all their facts were wrong. Talk about using media when it is favourable and denying the truth when it suits them. The President also stated he signed the FOI document and people have nothing to fear by commenting and they can live their life. How can they do that when they have no money, no jobs, no health care, and their children have been kidnapped in places. If you can bring them back when you win the election you can bring them back now. It is well known that many peopleido not vote for the PDP
    in this part of the state so nobody in government cares about them or their families. How sad!!

    • linda

      January 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      shut up Catherine……..and stop critizing wat u knw nothing about….was Nigeria any better before Jonathan got into power???? u think u can do any better if ur in his shoes or do u think bokoharm is nigerian problem jst wait until apc take over then the major problem will arise……u better use ur head.mtchewww

  2. obi

    January 27, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Shut up Linda, Nigeria got worse during his administration, insecurity, poverty, fuel hike, corruption. He can not man up and be a president, he wasn’t to be everybody’s friend. I dnt like APC but they will sure do better

    • don

      January 27, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Shut up Obi and listen to Linda …Moron! what can a Waec holder do as a president..opps, he doesn’t even have Waec…All he knows is the militry way!…

  3. ROy

    January 28, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Shut up Don. Buhari knows better dan ur clueless GEj.I hope u shut up 4 ever on dis matter.

  4. martins

    January 28, 2015 at 7:59 am

    This clueless and indolent man has nofin to offer us,he shd start packing all d shoes he has acquired cos he is headed back to his village come may 29,d most useless presido in d world!

  5. Dele Jimoh

    January 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Shut up people! Let’s just vote the right candidate…lol.

  6. Ade

    January 28, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Our president is at it again, speaking without thinking! How dare he cast down our economists just to prove a point? why can’t he just talk about the CNN publication without necessarily calling our professionals “fools”. Though the western media project facts as they see it but that is not to say that whatever they say is sacrosanct and cannot be disputed. Our President needs to learn the art of public speaking. No other Presidents in the world would speak the way ours does. He had and is still making public gaffes all the time. Anytime I hear the President talking in public fora, his speeches and body language comes out flat. Even if he had good intentions, he always bungled it by his presentation.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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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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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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