Beleaguered Jonathan Administration Burning N662m On 53 Gold Iphones - Report

Date: 11-09-2013 7:58 pm (8 years ago) | Author: Olusola Agbaje
- at 11-09-2013 07:58 PM (8 years ago)

Confirming its reputation for corruption and irresponsibility, the Goodluck Jonathan government has ordered 53 gold-plated iPhones at an incredible N662 million to “celebrate” 53 years of political independence.

Amjad Ali, the 42-year old British owner of Gold and Co., based in Dubai, told London’s The Independent newspaper he received an order from the Nigerian government for the 53 gold phones to mark Nigeria’s independence from Britain in October.  Basic models of the gold or rose gold start from £3,000.  “We will engrave them with the coat of arms, a shield and two horses,” he said.

According to The Independent, Ali supplies royal families, governments, and minted customers across Russia, China and the Middle East with gold-plated devices that cost up to £50,000.

Ali has pre-ordered hundreds of the new iPhones which he will then work on for the luxury market, such as Nigeria, where federal universities have been closed for nearly 10 weeks because the government has refused to pay university teachers.

“We strip the units down and then plate them in copper, nickel and then pure gold,” he told the newspaper. “We have limited units per region and each is numbered and placed in a handmade wooden box with a certificate of authenticity and wax seal.”

Jonathan is embroiled in several political battles in Nigeria, where the floundering economy, ravaged by corruption, is being held together by band aid policies.  His governing Peoples Democratic Party broke into two in front of him days ago during a political convention where seven governors and a former vice-president walked away from undemocratic practices to form the ‘New PDP.’ 

Although he fired nine Ministers earlier today to give the impression of motion within the government, the most corrupt ones were left untouched.

At Nigeria’s independence commemoration in three weeks as he prepares to run for the presidency again in 2015,  Mr. Jonathan is expected to announce that his government is doing very well.  He has previously stated that only the United States is combating corruption more than he is doing.

Posted: at 11-09-2013 07:58 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- cesscara at 11-09-2013 08:14 PM (8 years ago)
We dey here the suffer Assu strike. God hear our cry and resuce us.
Posted: at 11-09-2013 08:14 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
- angesco at 11-09-2013 08:21 PM (8 years ago)

As usual we are getting our priorities right. 662 million naira on phones!

At the same time, Nigeria is to acccess
$500 million from international agencies to boost educational development and enhance access to universal BASIC education in the country!

Should the 662m not have been bettter spent on scholarships for students from poor homes?
Posted: at 11-09-2013 08:21 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Machealex at 11-09-2013 08:21 PM (8 years ago)
What a pity. Nigeria I SORRY.
Posted: at 11-09-2013 08:21 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- myginfo at 11-09-2013 08:27 PM (8 years ago)
Yahoo Boy Rituals Backfired At him Now Made Him Mad
Posted: at 11-09-2013 08:27 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
- steveoneal at 11-09-2013 09:10 PM (8 years ago)
i am not buying this,, i doubt if jonathan would be so stupid to wash his dirty linen outside,, if this is actually true.,,,, hmmm sprachlos(speechless))
Posted: at 11-09-2013 09:10 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- ebiteck at 11-09-2013 09:13 PM (8 years ago)
may God help us
Posted: at 11-09-2013 09:13 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- osamabinladin at 11-09-2013 09:17 PM (8 years ago)
What can i say ?
Posted: at 11-09-2013 09:17 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
- Seun9ce at 11-09-2013 09:20 PM (8 years ago)
Where are we heading to in this nation? Asuu on strike & our leader are flying wealth on useless thing.
Posted: at 11-09-2013 09:20 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
- Toks-E at 12-09-2013 02:12 AM (8 years ago)
Not too sure about this

Posted: at 12-09-2013 02:12 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- utomilan at 12-09-2013 10:46 AM (8 years ago)
is it your money?Huh?? Grin
Posted: at 12-09-2013 10:46 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming


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