Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I THANK THE WORLD FOR VOTING ME AS AN INFLUENTIAL PERSON Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. (President of Nigeria)

I THANK THE WORLD FOR VOTING ME AS AN INFLUENTIAL PERSON Written by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. (President of Nigeria)

My attention has been drawn to a publication in the highly influential Time Magazine on my inclusion in this years edition of 'The 100 Most Influential People in the World' list. As the list is compiled from votes received from the public, ...I am humbled by this gesture and would want to thank all Nigerians, Africans and citizens of the world who voted for my inclusion in the 2012 list.

Let me also thank Time Magazine for this worthy project intended to encourage and inspire readers to work for a better world. To me this is a vote of confidence and also a pointer to what is possible in our country and our continent.

This honour, unexpected as it is, only inspires me to redouble my efforts at implementing the Transformational Agenda and rededicating myself to the task of leading Nigeria to fulfill her potential as one of the world's leading economies in the not too distant future. Regardless of distractions, our relentless pursuit to secure life and property; the provision of electricity for human and industrial use; access to quality education and health for our citizens; rebuilding and providing needed infrastructure; the fight against corruption and poverty; self-sufficiency in basic food among others for our people shall remain our focus. Once again I thank you.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

VIDEO: 'James Ibori Is A Good Man' John Fashanu

Notoriously corrupt British Born (Nigerian) Footballer Johan Fashanu on Tuesday 17th April 2012 at the Southwark Crown Court, London. United Kingdom testified as a character witness to 3 times convict James Ibori.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

South African Interest In Nigeria Will be Atacked! MEND

                               Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
On Friday, April 13, 2012, at about 0210hrs Nigerian time, fighters of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (M.E.N.D.) attacked and destroyed one manifold and one wellhead on a trunk line operated by Agip Oil Company, in Clough Creek, Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

As opposed to our earlier intentions, there will be no pause in our assault on the Nigerian oil industry. There will forthwith, be sustained strikes on all pipelines and facilities remotely related to the Nigerian oil industry. Additionally, M.E.N.D. will commence with attacks on MTN South Africa infrastructure in the Niger Delta region.

Concerning attacks on MTN related infrastructure, M.E.N.D. will issue shortly, a set of guidelines to MTN employees, customers, and owners of properties accommodating MTN related communication equipments. These guidelines are intended to minimise civilian casualties and forestall the unnecessary destruction of privately owned properties accommodating MTN equipments.

At this juncture, we deem it necessary to address a misinformed editorial published in the Nation newspaper of Sunday, February 12, 2012.

Ordinarily, this article which is bereft of intellectual value is undeserving of our attention. However, the misinformation disseminated by the Nation newspaper is injurious to its readership and must be checked in good time.

In its misguided editorial, the Nation affirms its confidence in the South African government and justice system. This paper, earlier published an article entitled "Libya-Nigeria, South Africa in cold war over Gaddafi's fate; Panic over likely release of Okah by South Africa. In this article, the Nation newspaper quotes a reliable Nigerian government source as saying, "if Okah is released through a circumvented process, Zuma will be the loser at the end of the day." This statement infers that the South African president is benefiting personally from the continued incarceration of Henry Okah in South Africa. How then can the Nation turn around and declare the continued detention for almost 19 months now, without trial or proof of a Nigerian citizen to be a just action?

The Nigerian media industry is at its lowest point with unscrupulous journalists, editors and publishers on the payroll of Goodluck Jonathan. The Nation newspaper appears to lean towards this direction.

Nigerians will recall that the unconditional offer of amnesty made in good faith by the late president Yar’ Adua, was intended to create a conducive atmosphere for dialogue aimed at addressing the demands of the people of the Niger Delta. A Jonathan presidency and amnesty for militants were not a part of our demands and therefore will never be a solution to armed agitation for justice in the Niger Delta.

President Goodluck Jonathan has mismanaged the goodwill demonstrated by M.E.N.D. by misrepresenting himself and his band of charlatans as the reason for the relative calm experienced in the Niger Delta. We have never had any respect for Jonathan and today, most Nigerians understand why.

To date, not one of the demands put forward to the Yar Adua government has been met; neither has the Nigerian government initiated dialogue aimed at addressing any of our demands.

Our decision to attack South African investments in the Niger Delta is directly related to the conduct of president Zuma regarding the continued incarceration in South Africa of Henry Okah.

What is happening in South Africa is a travesty of justice which must be condemned by all. What country on earth besides Nigeria will so easily surrender its right to try someone it accuses of masterminding a bombing on its national day? Why does the South African government seek the extradition of Shrien Dewani from England for a murder committed in South Africa?

The South African government is simply being used by the Nigerian government to hold Okah in prison for as long as it possibly can. The South African government also knowingly provided fabricated evidence to ensure Okah was denied bail in 2010. Jacob Zuma's gain in all this is financial. Sacoil Holdings is a front for Zuma's financial dealings in Nigeria. The South African president has also facilitated the award of several contracts in Nigeria to South African government owned establishments and individuals in Zuma's favour. After years of fighting for freedom and justice, South Africans now find themselves saddled with yet another typically African, corrupt and dictatorial government.

Yes, we will attack South African investments for the interference of President Jacob Zuma in the judicial process which has resulted in the perpetual incarceration of Henry Okah.

It is a shame on all black Africans that it has taken the government of Jacob Zuma less than four years to undo the work of the great Nelson Mandela and other heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle, abseiling South Africa into the abyss comfortably occupied by countries like Nigeria, Congo and Angola. It is apparent from the success of the Nigerian government that this corrupt and politically naive South African government understands only the language of force.

We will persist with our attacks on the Nigerian oil industry due to the inaction of the Nigerian government concerning our just demands on behalf of the oppressed people of the Niger Delta. The Jonathan administration has used the dubious "amnesty programme" as a guise to line the pockets of Goodluck Jonathan, his wife Patience, Jonathans cronies and members of the amnesty committee whose sudden wealth remains unchallenged by the Nigerian media.

Fighters in the delta do not posses relevant high school qualifications. Those being sent abroad are relatives and friends of Jonathan, amnesty committee members etc.

The entire process is a fraud on the people of Nigeria who are being promised peace in the Niger Delta, in the absence of justice. There is absolutely nothing the Nigerian military or unprincipled sections of the Nigerian media can do that will halt our march to freedom!

The Nigerian oil industry and South African investments in Nigeria will witness an assault unprecedented in the history of armed conflict in the Niger Delta.

MEND will once and for all expose Goodluck Jonathan and his band of so called ex-militants and shameless Ijaw elders for the frauds they are!

Jomo Gbomo

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Save Me From My Irish-Nigerian Husband Of Six Months YINKA DIXON-OLUDAIYE

■ Since 2003 I have been living in fear in Ireland. I have been hounded by the Irish/Nigerian man I married. It became obvious that he has an extreme split personality disorder, I decided for safety of myself and my son, that it was best I leave the marriage and stay alone. He was enraged, and has apparently, refused to let go since 2003.

■ He has threatened to SLICE MY THROAT; I have been hiding, keeping quiet, off limits.

■ He has created email accounts in my name & date of birth, and profiles of me all over FACEBOOK, and in other networks! 

■ He has attacked my femininity, my Christianity, my life, my name, my integrity, calls me prostitute, he has attacked my career,

■ NOW, he is attacking my business. I have tried lots of businesses. As soon as I start, I start getting nasty inbox messages and insinuations which make me stop. 

■ He knows every single address I move to. So bad so that I can't use my real address in public forms, like drivers license, which itself could be criminal here in Ireland. 


■ YINKA spoke with the POLICE for almost 2hours today (3/30/12), and would be contacted by another team of investigators! 

■ Meanwhile, friends/family of YINKA could log in to the Garda (Irish National Police Service) and make a formal complaint on her behalf:

■ The last report on Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Ireland by THE WOMEN'S AID indicate that in 2010, there were 13,575 reported incidents of domestic, reflecting 8,351 incidents of emotional abuse, 3,031 incidents of physical abuse, and 1,605 incidents of financial abuse. In the same year, 588 incidents of sexual abuse were disclosed to Helpline support workers including 213 rapes. 
Please log in a complaint on or call the toll free: 1800 341 900.
 — Culled From A Facebook Campaign By Irish Action Against Domestic Violence

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Should be President of World Bank in memory of Nigerians Murdered during #OccupyNigeria:

Why Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should be the next president of the World Bank

 By Ikhide R. Ikheloa

#OccupyNigeria: For all the beautiful children murdered in January for standing up to the myrmidons of our darkness

I fully expect Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be the next president of the World Bank. Her rejection as the first African to run the World Bank would be wrong on many levels. There is no one else better primed to execute the obnoxious policies of the World Bank against African and brown nations than Okonjo-Iweala.

Her current tour of duty although disastrous to Nigeria and her poor, has given her an impeccable resume to spread the World Bank’s gospel of uncritical capitalism and indifference to the world’s poor and dispossessed. Okonjo-Iweala has the playbook down pat, for those of us who still remember #OccupyNigeria, that uprising of Nigerian youths against the Okonjo-Iweala-led World Bank endorsed policies against the poor, that uprising that was quashed with ruthless efficiency and left several young people dead for exercising their rights of association and protest.

No shrinking violet, Okonjo-Iweala has led an aggressive and fairly effective campaign for the presidency for the presidency of the World Bank. South Africa has endorsed her campaign and The African Union has a beautifully penned hagiography in support of the candidacy here that should make even Iweala blush with excitement. There is a sense of entitlement here, but hey, regardless, she is going to be a vast improvement over the sad sack of odium that was the IMF’s Dominique Strauss Kahn.

As an institution, the World Bank is an ancient bureaucratic relic whose time has come and gone. Now it is mostly a mean cudgel for meeting the West’s imperial needs in developing countries, aided by many of Africa’s intellectual and political elite. The fawning over Okonjo-Iweala by Westerners has been comic. Early in March, the Economist started out of the gate by braying Okonjo-Iweala’s term of endearment, Iron Lady.

Well, She definitely is no Margaret Thatcher, let’s not be patronizing. David Smith of the Observer leads the pack of hagiographies but unwittingly makes Okonjo-Iweala look like some sort of Don Quixote tilting at windmills, rather than a serious economist. You would think he just sighted a simian using twigs as an instrument to fish termites out of a log. There is more crowing here by Lant Pritchett of the Guardian. Annie Lowry of The New York Times has a more nuanced piece here on the three top candidates: Dr. Jim Young Kim, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Jose Antonio Ocampo. The New York Times does have a more dignified editorial in which it appears to lean towards Okonjo-Iweala but it is loud in what it does not say about her candidacy.

What the West will not say in public is in the intelligence briefings that made President Barack Hussein Obama avoid her like the plague and go for Kim. Again, anyone in doubt should remember #OccupyNigeria. Okonjo-Iweala and her colleagues in Aso Rock and NASS that pretend-legislature callously rammed through one of the most obnoxious taxes on the poor in the history of Black Africa. Again, many Nigerian youths died protesting this outrage on the majority by a privileged few screwing Nigeria for their own benefit. Under normal circumstances, were Okonjo-Iweala a Westerner or white, she and her bumbling team would have been fired for gross incompetence. The show of double standards is galling and maddening. Kim’s works have been given more scrutiny and rigorous analysis while Okonjo-Iweala has been described in patronizing terms with absolutely no mention of her views or documented works and her deadly role in the subsidy removal fiasco of this past January. But she is African and the world recoils when it comes to holding African leaders and their intellectuals accountable. That would mean, finally, Africa is on an upward trajectory, perish that thought.

It would be interesting to know what intelligence America’s White House had on all the candidates that made Obama choose Kim, someone whose views are actually full of compassion and common sense and seem to go against the grain of what the World Bank now stands for. In any case, Obama in my view has become an apostle of orthodoxy in thought and governance and it takes one to know and avoid one. Besides Obama has no history of respect for Africa and Africans. If he does he has a strange way of showing it; his tenure so far has lacked any coherent foreign policy when it comes to Africa. President Bush was a better friend of Africa, by far.

But I digress. When Okonjo-Iweala departs for the World Bank, she will be leaving Nigeria much worse than she found it. That is the most compelling reason why she deserves the World Bank presidency. Nigerians need a break. Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment would be the most eloquent marker of how seriously the world takes Africans as human beings. As a parent, I personally hold Okonjo-Iweala and the Nigerian leadership responsible for the numerous youth who were murdered and maimed early this year by the state for exercising their rights. Again, no Western leader could have survived that mess, not one. The world shrugs its shoulders routinely and rewards African incompetence, corruption and brutality. That is why certified wife-beaters, petty crooks and murderers are paraded on the world stage as “African statesmen.” This is how to keep Africa in perpetual bondage. The World Bank is good at that.

The presidency of the World Bank would be a wonderful homecoming for Okonjo-Iweala one of their own. It is interesting to me that the same African intellectuals and activists who constipated the Internet with anti-subsidy rants have been quiet. Indeed the few vocal ones are actively lobbying for her appointment. That is how we roll in Africa. I was one of several that protested the policies of the World Bank in January, how soon we forget. For the children that were murdered in the struggle for Nigeria, may their sacrifice not end up being for nothing. For my mother in the hellhole that serves as her village in Nigeria, the beating goes on. And the beat goes on. From the White House to the World Bank, Africa is screwed by her own. Farewell, I hope, and pray, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala