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Topic: President Jonathan Says He Will Raise Petrol Prices, Again (Read 11715 times)
godspilosky (212)
Upcoming (m) | 1 year ago


President Goodluck Jonathan says he will definitely raise gas prices again, but will “discuss” with the public the easiest way to do it.

On New Year’s Day 2012, Jonathan greeted Nigerians with the shock of new oil prices as he attempted to scrap so-called oil subsidies, leading to widespread strikes and protests that almost toppled his government.

He solved the problem at that time by partially revoking the effort. He raised the price to 97 Naira a liter, up from 65 Naira.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos today, Mr. Jonathan said, “We cannot continue to waste resources meant for a greater number of Nigerians to subsidize the affluent middle class, who are the main beneficiaries.”

He did not make any reference to the mammoth corruption and manipulation in the oil sector, and has kept in place Petroleum Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke, who has been serially accused of corruption and self-enrichment, as well as other officials.

Mr. Jonathan has also failed to implement the report of the Nuhu Ribadu-led Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force which last year made important recommendations on how to correct problems in the sector, just as he has throughout his presidency failed to implement various anti-corruption and good governance reports.

Critics denounce him as weak and indolent, and say he has done more than any of his predecessors in office to boost corruption in the country. Last week, he granted state pardon to Dipreye Alamieyesegha, his predecessor as governor of Bayelsa State who was convicted for corruption. Alamieyesegha is also wanted in the United Kingdom to answer money-laundering charges.

Meanwhile, members of Occupy Nigeria have told SaharaReporters they will be ready for Mr. Jonathan if he gives them the opportunity to again unite Nigerians in street demonstrations.

“We promise never again to be deceived or derailed by organized labor or any pro-government group which may want to sell out,” one organizer said. “So if Jonathan is ready, we encourage him to bring it on.”



20 Mar 13, 08:13 AM
deway1 (257)
Upcoming (m) | 1 year ago

i keep telling people to let this man go an work in the zoo, he studied zoology when he was in college, how can a zoologist be governing a country like Nigeria

20 Mar 13, 10:02 AM
nigerrun (43)
Newbie (m) | 1 year ago

E be lyk say make i slap dis man

20 Mar 13, 10:20 AM
morgrawl231 (2067)
Gistmaniac (m) | 1 year ago

THIS MAN HAS FINALLY ANSEWRED HIS NAME IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION,,,,OH! WHAT A BAD LUCK FOR OUR DEAR COUNTRY!!!

20 Mar 13, 10:30 AM
Yungchill (342)
Upcoming (m) | 1 year ago

Quote from: deway1 on 20 Mar 13, 10:02 AM
i keep telling people to let this man go an work in the zoo, he studied zoology when he was in college, how can a zoologist be governing a country like Nigeria

Hehehehe...do we look like animals to him??


20 Mar 13, 10:46 AM
Yungchill (342)
Upcoming (m) | 1 year ago

 Grin Grin Grin


20 Mar 13, 10:47 AM
ezchusa (3796)
Gistmaniac (m) | 1 year ago

Hehehehe. No matter the weather of the jungle, a lion can never eat grass, i'm just meant to survive


20 Mar 13, 10:55 AM
bestbuky (1533)
Gistmaniac (f) | 1 year ago

not again

20 Mar 13, 11:03 AM
Keffejude (1399)
Gistmaniac (m) | 1 year ago

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time. GDP per capita is often considered an indicator of a country's standard of living. Nigerian GDP at purchasing power parity more than doubled from $170.7 billion in 2005 to $413.4 billion in 2011 yet our govt keep claiming that the only way to avoid subsidy is by increasing fuel price today in oder to create a better tomorrow? would we have a tomorrow if we all die today? 9ja govt love treating the masses love we are illiterates WTF  Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

20 Mar 13, 11:14 AM
lakman (814)
Upcoming (m) | 1 year ago

this man has no character, i have not understand any thing from him since he become the president of nigerian.
i'm still wondering what is the plans of olusegun obasanjo for bring musa yaradua and goodluck jonathan in this seat.
this people have plan B

20 Mar 13, 11:27 AM
sophiebaby (31629)
Addicted Hero (f) | 1 year ago

NO MATTER THE HEAT OR HAMARTTAN .. FOWL NO FIT LAY BOILED EGG


20 Mar 13, 11:33 AM
tanglefree (1187)
Gistmaniac (f) | 1 year ago

He will discuss with the public!



20 Mar 13, 11:34 AM
ken10000 (767)
Upcoming (m) | 1 year ago

Now, iam really convinced that mr jonathan ebele is a FOOL ,i  use  to  support  him  ,  but  he  ve  just  publickly  disclose  and  displayed  his  ignorance and  incapabilies  as a  leader,he  is  just  as  corrupt  as  every  other  nigerian  leader,b4  and  now,.....but  yet  i  dont  think  this is  the  ultimate tragedy..the  ultimate  tragedy  is that  the  nigeria  youths  are  the  weakest  of  all  youths  in  the  world by  refusing  to come  together bring out  the  sword  from  the  closeth  and  fight and  die  to  the  last man for JUSTICE this  dirty in the  soup  has  become  too  much  that  the  blind  man  ve  just  seen that,WAKE  UP  NIGERIA  YOUTH WAKE  UP  NIGERIAYOUTH WAKE UP NIGERIA IAM BEGGING  WE  CANNOT  CONTINUE  LIKE  THIS  OUR SPRING  IS  LONG  DUE....

20 Mar 13, 11:37 AM
chicco77 (22391)
Addicted Hero (f) | 1 year ago

for where Huh?

20 Mar 13, 11:41 AM
Solidstonez (37589)
Addicted Hero (f) | 1 year ago

Quote from: deway1 on 20 Mar 13, 10:02 AM
i keep telling people to let this man go an work in the zoo, he studied zoology when he was in college, how can a zoologist be governing a country like Nigeria
Grin


20 Mar 13, 12:05 PM
Solidstonez (37589)
Addicted Hero (f) | 1 year ago

Quote from: nigerrun on 20 Mar 13, 10:20 AM
E be lyk say make i slap dis man
Grin


20 Mar 13, 12:05 PM
Solidstonez (37589)
Addicted Hero (f) | 1 year ago

Quote from: morgrawl231 on 20 Mar 13, 10:30 AM
THIS MAN HAS FINALLY ANSEWRED HIS NAME IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION,,,,OH! WHAT A BAD LUCK FOR OUR DEAR COUNTRY!!!
Grin Grin


20 Mar 13, 12:06 PM
Solidstonez (37589)
Addicted Hero (f) | 1 year ago

I no sure say e head correct, may be he smoke IGBO


20 Mar 13, 12:08 PM
Wimpoh (33)
Newbie (m) | 1 year ago

We talking of peoples lives been wasted and this man is here talking abt petrol and gas i need slap the hell out of him foolish president ever

20 Mar 13, 12:11 PM
EmekaBlue (2600)
Gistmaniac (m) | 1 year ago

E b lyk say dem wan yarn us anoda story again o!!! Chei Jonah is a wrong man finally

20 Mar 13, 12:11 PM

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