Nigeria president holds 1-man 'debate' on state TV

Date: 31-03-2011 4:08 am (13 years ago) | Author: Unas Olleb
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Nigeria president holds 1-man 'debate' on state TV
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nigeria's president has "debated" alone on state television after shunning two major presidential debates ahead of next month's polls.

President Goodluck Jonathan spoke alone in Wednesday's television appearance. The moderator opened the session by saying only one participant would attend.

Opposition candidates had said they would boycott the only debate Jonathan agreed to participate in.

Jonathan missed debates hosted by a private TV station and by a coalition of youth activist groups.

He described himself as "one of the best friends of the media." The only interview he has granted in recent months has been to a Nigerian pop star.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/03/30/international/i121327D57.DTL


Posted: at 31-03-2011 04:08 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
- frayobkk at 31-03-2011 09:07 AM (13 years ago)
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poster i hear but i for like to see the video  plssss posting try search well next time

Posted: at 31-03-2011 09:07 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- estilizo at 31-03-2011 03:18 PM (13 years ago)
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okies..........i pass

Posted: at 31-03-2011 03:18 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- donuche at 1-04-2011 02:09 AM (13 years ago)
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he is lilly livered but i still prefer him.
Posted: at 1-04-2011 02:09 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kaat75 at 1-04-2011 10:22 AM (13 years ago)
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PASSING
Posted: at 1-04-2011 10:22 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 4-04-2011 11:31 PM (13 years ago)
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he for see some embarassements moments , so he try as much as possible to avoid that., a clear evident of counting on good luck only
Posted: at 4-04-2011 11:31 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- onoruoiza01 at 5-04-2011 01:38 PM (13 years ago)
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CAN YOU SEE MY DEAR PALS, REVIEW THIS:
                              WHO IS AFRAID OF BUHARI? 
 I write this because of millions of Nigerians who are  below 30 and who constitute a significant chunk of our voting population.   This is the ICT generation that is largely ignorant about the events of the   Buhari era (1983-85) and so can be misinformed and misled by needless   propaganda. I have sat with many in the under-30 bracket and those slightly  above who only have faint recollections of the Buhari era and the level of   ignorance about that era is amazing.

Before being MILITARY Head of State, Buhari had been Governor of one of the Northern States   (under Obasanjo’s Military government) as well as Minister for Petroleum.  He later served as Chairman of PTF under Abacha.   Please consider the following unassailable facts:

 
 •         He birthed and supervised the  establishment of our existing refineries.

  •        There was no religious crisis while  he was Head of State. It started under his successor IBB!

  •        in his time as Head of State he  reduced inflation from 23% to 4%, by fiscal discipline and a homegrown   economic team (not achieved under any other era, even military). 

 •        JJ Rawlings of Ghana took over  2yrs before him, and killed all the corrupt leaders, while Buhari only   sentenced the corrupt leaders here to prison.   

 •        Under his watch as PTF Chairman, what he did in road construction in that short period hasn't been matched by  12yrs of the PDP.
 
 •        Hospitals and universities around   the country never witnessed as much benefits as they got from the PTF from any  government after or before his time.   

•        Despite serving in senior  capacity in the oil sector, first as Minister for Petroleum and then   Petroleum Trust Fund, Buhari has no petrol station, much less a rig, refinery  or an oil block like so many of our leaders.

  •        He could have retired into  nauseating opulence like an IBB or Danjuma or even OBJ but didn't.

   •        Instead of hobnobbing with the  high and mighty, he has cast his lot with the ordinary man most of who follow   him out of hope and belief in his values. People who know him have said of   him... "All I need from Buhari is his word, I can take it to the  bank".

   •        He is the only politician in  the North today who fills rallies without renting a crowd. The Kaduna rally of 2nd   March is eloquent proof!

   •        He refused to collect an  allowance while serving as Chairman of the PTF because he said since he was  already drawing a pension from government, his conscience would not allow him  to draw another salary from the purse of the same government.

  •        He is the only former head of  state that does not own property or land in Abuja .

  •        Every attempt to rubbish him  through probes in time past eneded up vindicating him! The man who was asked  by OBJ to take over the running of PTF before it was scrapped with the aim of   probing and indicting Buhari, was the one who ended up being prosecuted for  misappropriating $100m of PTF funds! Buhari again, was vindicated

  •        He has OPENLY challenged those  who accuse him of religious fundamentalism to come out and show proof. No one  has till today, taken up the challenge. His personal driver of many years is   a Christian from Plateau State !

 
   •        His government initiated the   War Against Indiscipline that has made environmental cleanliness, queuing up,   not urinating by the roadside etc features of our national life even till   today  Does it then surprise you why corrupt people   would be spreading such heinous rumours about Buhari? He is a threat to them and they know what he is capable of doing to corruption and corrupt people when he comes into office! So shine your eyes and make the right decision.

  If honesty and probity are the things you want for Nigeria ,now is the time to choose right. When you cast your vote for the  BUHARI/BAKARE ticket, you would have cast one vote for two honest men.
   Now that you know better, will you please   educate another person BY FORWARDING THIS TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN?
Posted: at 5-04-2011 01:38 PM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- ajanni at 5-04-2011 06:33 PM (13 years ago)
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alright
Posted: at 5-04-2011 06:33 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- at 6-04-2011 01:14 AM (13 years ago)
just crossing
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- ajanni at 6-04-2011 08:50 AM (13 years ago)
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look road well ooo
Posted: at 6-04-2011 08:50 AM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- deboalabi262 at 7-04-2011 02:58 PM (13 years ago)
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GEJ, why only you? Abi you dey fear or coward dey do you. No man is an Island o.....

Posted: at 7-04-2011 02:58 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 7-04-2011 07:44 PM (13 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 7-04-2011 07:44 PM (13 years ago) | Grande Master
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- mary123 at 8-04-2011 05:06 PM (13 years ago)
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maybe
Posted: at 8-04-2011 05:06 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- harold634 at 8-04-2011 05:10 PM (13 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 8-04-2011 05:10 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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