Jonathan Not Reshuffling Federal Cabinet, Presidency Says

Super ministers:Diezani Allison-Maduekwe and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
By SaharaReporters, New York

Federal cabinet ministers afraid they will soon be shuffled out of the good life of Aso Rock, please take a deep breath and relax.  

Nigerians flocking to the power centers of the People’s Democratic Party to seek sponsorship into the reshuffled cabinet, sorry, there are no vacancies, as the presidency today refuted public speculation about an impending cabinet reshuffle.

“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has implicit confidence in the ability of the current crop of ministers to deliver and has no plan to undertake any replacement at the moment,” presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement in Abuja

He described the speculation as the work of mischief makers “who seem bent on frustrating the good intentions of the Federal Government to deliver on the campaign promises of President Jonathan.”

He also dispelled any truth in the “alleged tension” among his Ministers as a result of the speculation, describing it as a calculated attempt to cause disaffection within the cabinet and divert the attention of members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) from “their unwavering commitment to the implementation of the Transformation Agenda of the Jonathan Administration.”

Political analysts were today baffled about the presidential statement, in view of the fact that the rumours about possible reshuffle of his grossly-underperforming team has been abroad for months.   “This is true to character,” said one who spoke to SaharaReporters.  “Jonathan’s strongest suit has never been decision-making, and it is obvious that the pressure has led to him having to back off.”  

Mr. Jonathan has yet to unveil the content of his “Transformation Agenda,” although he has often spoken about the concept.  On July 2, 2011, at a meeting with the United States ambassador, Terence McCulley to celebrate the 235th anniversary of American independence, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Anyim Pius Anyim, said that when Mr. Jonathan publishes the “Transformation Agenda,” it would contain major institutional changes aimed at plugging loopholes and opportunities for corruption in Nigeria.

Similarly, at a press conference in November 2011, the Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsudeen Usman, said that the agenda, when unveiled, would address Nigeria’s moral conundrum in which looters have no fear of repercussions.

He said of the Transformation Agenda, “We have to emphasize the rule of law, judicial system and the policing system.  When you know that there is a 99 percent chance you would be caught when you steal and 100 percent chance that you would go to jail, you won’t steal.”

One of our analysts met the presidential announcement this afternoon with a question.  “Are we really surprised?” he asked.  “Here we are, with almost one year gone of Mr. Jonathan’s administration.  If he cannot publish his own Transformation Agenda, exactly what can he achieve?  It seems we have fallen for yet another public policy hoax at the highest level.”  

Mr. Jonathan’s first anniversary comes up in three weeks.

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just the truth. kudo mr. president

those who wouldnt have been able to do much in his shoe are his no. one critic and are very religious at it. i hope they get to the promise land doing so while Jonathan leads us in his very democratic style. its not only d blind that lack sight but those who think they are in light also do....and how terrible is their darkness..long live Goodluck long live FRNG and long live the critcs

Sahara will keep at it

I shouldn't be commenting, but I just want you guys to know that Sahara Reporters will continue to publish when they see these responses....

Okonjo-Iweala

Dr. Iweala's policy are shrewd. It fits perfectly to the Nigerian condition!

Reminder to Deri - remember to take your tablet

@Deri... this is your daily reminder to take your night dosage of the Anti-Buhariasis prescription to prevent hallucinations about Buhari as usual. Cheers and cheers again.

Kudos to Mr President !!

Ifeanyi-Democracy4ever and Deri well done guys ! Most people on this forum have obscure political imagination.Hypocrites who do they want Jonathan to appoint, if Jonathan like let him appoint Obama into his cabinet SR will go and dig out Obama's dirty pant and make a rubbish of him for accepting to serve Jonathan.Is it a must that Jonathan must change his cabinet? This is the best cabinet Nigeria have ever had, check out the minister of health and Agriculture working so hard.I give kudos to Jonathan for not allowing himself to be stampeded by the press.Why can't people allow Jonathan to fail on his own, if they are sure he is incompetent.Those planting news of cabinet reshuffling and doing other nasty things have come to realise his capacity to lead this country.

Till their death

Who cares let them rule till their deaths,

Till their death

Who cares let them rule till their deaths,

Thank you

Thank you, deri needs this advice u jst gave to him,he's jst to sentimental, leaving d important issues aside

This is unacceptable

If the Nigerian president has failed,the whole government too has failed, if at this stage of his Presidency, he cannot produce a transformation agenda den i dnt see what his mission is in Nigeria

Kool&Tundemss how many times Obama shuffle his cabinent

I almost laughed my head off when I read the post by kool and his gangsters. Alleging Deri only talks about Buhari in his post. What else if not bnhari 83? Then who do clowns like Wahala, Tundemess, kasarawa and co discuss? Is it Awo, Abiola, Kudirat or Zik? Kettles calling pot black. They come here to abuse president Jonathan every day as if he is their equal on behalf of Buhari and SNG. But when fire is returned to them, u see them scamper into their regional holes. To warn Deri to stay off Buhari. Even in traditional marriage cremonies, the families of the bride conduct investigations into the background of the groom b/4 d event. Not in the kiosk controlled by the left overs of team buhari and SNG. They will rather have Buhari wear false teeths that will enable him appear saintly before boko haram. Than accept the mess that buhari represents in BH. You can only be seen as a human being by the body of Buharis friends when you join them in abusing GEJ.

@MUMU KOOL-who begged u to sing yr praise song GEJ

@CHIEF KOOL, I never sang the praise of Jonathan for opening a school for Almajiris. That is madness. What a boarding school for almajiris? In the first place the almajriris we often talk about sneak into 9ja from the west african sub region. They are not Nigerians. Their parents come in from Mali, Niger republic and Chad-then gradually intergrate themselves into the system since most of them speak hausa. So why should I praise Jonathan for opening a boarding school built at the cost of 240m for almajiris. Almajriris are the poor ppl of our society-an insane mind praising the president for erecting a school for the poor--why should we discriminate between poor kids and the rich? It should have been named model youth training centre-college or something-we spent billions on normadic education-it resulted in BH. Now we are blowing away another on almajiris who are not even nigerians. Do we have such schools for the kids of fisher men in the riverine areas of 9ja? animals

sang praise songs for GEJ b/c of almajiri school

Kool is suffering from post traumatic stress Disorder as a result of events he witnessed during the civil war. That is why we see him become emotionally numb, lose interest in things he once enjoyed as a child such as going to church, doing the dishes at home, and washing the toilet. He requires careful handling cause he now has trouble feeling affection for others and therefor very dangeous to society. Most especially people in government such as GEJ. Remember he often becomes aggressive when u mention the name of Jonathan-even voilent to a point. You can all observe that he is always seen in the company of Saad Nagodi and tundemess-both sufferers of the PTSD-that is why you see them fill their crooked souls with exaggerated worries of president Jonathan and Deri. So we should not forget to ask our pastors in church to pray for them. They need it more than tinubu and buhari. Another prayer point is the memory loss they often suffer-from at night-CHEERS

A Complete team of morons!

Why must we expect any team when the present one is 'morons' loaded. With Captain Dumbo holding d midfield, Ngo-toad @ d rightwing, and dezine @ d left, and SanusiBH @ goalpost. Up Jona dumb! But i must warn u, if u believe this, then u bilif enitin.

Dezani

@ Anonymous;

I do NOT see what you are seeing bros. I see instead an old and heavily made up woman fighting a losing battle with mother nature. I see also a morally bankrupt woman who is laying a foundation on sand for her up coming generations.

Trust me, the battles that will be fought on her estate long after she is gone will be internecine. Blood will flow...I have nothing but pity for the fool.

Deri - Take your tablet

@Deri, I do pity you that you just have to justify your pay and Buhari is the last straw you need to hold on to for eveything wrong with GEJ. Unlike you who sees nothing goodin others except GEJ, I commended GEJ on S/R when he opened the Almajiri school. You wouldn't have noticed because of your myopia.

Let me give you a honest advice Deri. You will make more money opening your lap for GEJ if you are a woman which I doubt much more than the crumbs picked up doing sleepless nights on S/R. Otherwise, offer your wife or sister to GEJ.

Meanwhile, I have dedicated myself to remind you to take your daily prescription of Anti-Buhariasis tablet. This is thNYe best I can do for you. Cheers and cheers again.

Get your facts right b4 u post

Petrol price was never 23kobo per lit during dat period. It was sold for 325kobo b4 IBB stepped aside.

Many thanks
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Deziani

Boy, this Deziani woman fine. Her beauty is her problem!! Women hate her for being so beautiful and men despise because she is unreachable, unattainable to most of them. The woman is way too beautiful. Look at those gorgeous eyes, the beautiful lips. And she is aging with grace and beauty!

Wahala is suffering from post

Wahala is suffering from post traumatic stress Disorder as a result of events he witnessed during the civil war. That is why we see him become emotionally numb, lose interest in things he once enjoyed as a child such as going to church, doing the dishes at home, and washing the toilet. He requires careful handling cause he now has trouble feeling affection for others and therefor very dangeous to society. Most especially people in government such as GEJ. Remember he often becomes aggressive when u mention the name of Jonathan-even voilent to a point. You can all observe that he is always seen in the company of Saad Nagodi and tundemess-both sufferers of the PTSD-that is why you see them fill their crooked souls with exaggerated worries of president Jonathan and Deri. So we should not forget to ask our pastors in church to pray for them. They need it more than tinubu and buhari. Another prayer point is the memory loss they often suffer-from at night-CHEERS

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In the new 9ja of the SS should shut up while they talk!

@Baba kool, I almost laughed my head off when I read the post by kool and his gangsters. Alleging Deri only talks about Buhari in his post. What else if not bnhari 83? Then who do clowns like Wahala, Tundemess, kasarawa and co discuss? Is it Awo, Abiola, Kudirat or Zik? Kettles calling pot black. They come here to abuse president Jonathan every day as if he is their equal on behalf of Buhari and SNG. But when fire is returned to them, u see them scamper into their regional holes. To warn Deri to stay off Buhari. Even in traditional marriage cremonies, the families of the bride conduct investigations into the background of the groom b/4 d event. Not in the kiosk controlled by the left overs of team buhari and SNG. They will rather have Buhari wear false teeths that will enable him appear saintly before boko haram. Than accept the mess that buhari represents in BH. You can only be seen as a human being by the body of Buharis friends when you join them in abusing GEJ.

THANKS WAHALA AS ALWAYS FOR MAKING US LAUGH!

TO BE HONEST WE DEMAND TOO MUCH OF HIS GUY JONATHAN. THE MAN WAS A LUCKY STOOGE DISCOVERED BY THE GODFATHERS AND HAVING BEEN VERY USEFUL TO THEM. HIS BODY LANGUAGE NOW AND EVEN WHEN YARADUWA WAS SICK CONVINCES ME THAT HE WAS FORCED TO ACCEPT THE PRESIDENCY. NOW IT CAME OUT THAT OBJ AND OTHERS HAD TO WORK HARD ON HIM TO STOP HIM FROM BUCKLING. THE TRUTH IS THE MAN KNOWS HIS LIMITATION BUT NIGERIANS WERE MORE INTERESTED IN RHETORICS THAN SUBSTANCE. EVEN AFTER THE BLUNDERS OF APRIL WE STILL PRETEND THAT WE EXPECT ANYTHING OF THIS CLUELESS MAN. HE TOLD NIGERIANS THAT HE HAS DONE HIS RESEARCH AND IS READY. SO WHY IS IT TAKING A YEAR TO ANNOUNCE SOMETHING THAT WAS PREPARED BEFORE APRIL LAST YEAR? LETS DO THE MATHS:
PREPARATION TO ANNOUNCE = 1 YEAR
ANNOUNCEMENT = 0.5 YEAR
CREATING ENABLING ENVIRONMENT = 2 YEARS
IMPLEMENTATION = 4.5 YEAR(INCLUDING 2ND TERM)
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TOTAL = 8 YEARS

Deri - remember to take your tablet before sleeping tonight

"If Jonathan shuffles his cabinet, they complain, if he says he is not reshuffling, they complain. It is Buhari, Buhari, Buhari." (Deri, 2012)

Deri, Deri, Deri. How many times did I call you? Looks like you have forgotten to take your Anti-Buhariasis tablet tonight. Just a reminder !!! Cheers and cheers again.

Deri - remember to take your tablet before sleeping tonight

"If Jonathan shuffles his cabinet, they complain, if he says he is not reshuffling, they complain. It is Buhari, Buhari, Buhari." (Deri, 2012)

Deri, Deri, Deri. How many times did I call you? Looks like you have forgotten to take your Anti-Buhariasis tablet tonight. Just a reminder !!! Cheers and cheers again.

Deri - remember to take your tablet before sleeping tonight

"If Jonathan shuffles his cabinet, they complain, if he says he is not reshuffling, they complain. It is Buhari, Buhari, Buhari." (Deri, 2012)

Deri, Deri, Deri. How many times did I call you? Looks like you have forgotten to take your Anti-Buhariasis tablet tonight. Just a reminder !!! Cheers and cheers again.

He can't even if he wanted !

Dumbo ke! Reshuffle which cabinate? The fools he surrounds himself with are smarter than him and have ensured their tenure with one blackmail information or the other. Otherwise, half of those clowns would've been let go ages ago. Dumbo has not declared his assets because there are folks who know they were bought with proceeds from corruption. Dumbo is a crook with a fake Ph.D while the thugs around him have degrees from smart departments, compared to counting fish scales. The mumu is scared to go thru another round of lobbying by crumb-catchers. That would disrupt his ogogoro guzzling and probably open him up to engulfing scandal. So, the crook would rather not rattle the sabble. Let his transformation start with telling himself the truth, leading by example and paying his taxes. It's the Law. Fight the bokos and stop mumbling crap. Wicked leaders, cultist fools. Animals!

Pay Workers Their April Salary Now, Jonathan!

Monkey don hang himself! If Jonathan sack AGF Adoke and co., where Jonathan go come get their money give dem back? Jonah collect magogo money from their hands before E give them work. Na money for hand, back for ground Jonah do dem. All of dem na cash and carry ministers-o, na iem make dem no fit dey perform like their oga kpatakpata.

Shameless Nigerians!

Questions For
Those Shameless Nigerians Who Collect Money From Akpabio
And Sing His Praises!

Do you know that Gov. Godswill Akpabio is owing Three Months salaries
to Akwa Ibom workers as at today, the 9th day of May 2012?
Do you have conscience?
Will you stop coming to Akwa Ibom to collect blood money from Akpabio?
Yes, it is blood money because the people that the money is meant for are suffering and dying in abject poverty!
Do you know why Ben Bruce's Silverbird gave Akpabio award last week award?
it is because, Ben Bruce has a 56 Billion Naira contract to build a cinema house as a decoy for Akpabio's money laundering activities. This contract was awarded since 2007 and is ongoing. Has anybody asked Akpabio how much has the state earned for the past 5 years?

Mr.Deri!, I have been

Mr.Deri!, I have been following your comments for quite a long time. Why do you hate Buhari and northerners in general so much that every time something come up you quickly put the blame on them? In case you don't know Sahara reporters is an avenue created purposely to give room for Nigerians to express their freedom of speech in a respectful way, share new ideas that will move our country forward. Believe me or not, amalgamation of Nigeria was never northerner's idea. Our people resisted it but were overwhelmed by the colonial masters. Corrupt and bad leaders are found every where in Nigeria, not only in the north. Next time if you want to post a comment, please be fair, sincere and just.