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May 29, 2011- May 29, 2012: ‘CLUELESS’ testimonials of the Jonathan Administration

Information Minister, Labaran Maku, stated in Abuja while unveiling the programme for 2012 National Democracy Day, that the Federal Government would leave no stone unturned to succeed in its set programmes.

He assured Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathan and security agencies had made tremendous progress on the security situation in the country.

Maku said:  “We promised Nigerians that we would report back what we have done. And so we feel one year on, it is now time to report back to Nigerians.

“We believe every democracy has to report to the people and I wish to tell Nigerians that the administration remains committed to national transformation and will leave no stone unturned to succeed in the programme that we have unveiled to Nigerians.

“The leadership is working very hard to turn the country around and a lot of work has been done by this administration. There are various programmes that ongoing.

“Because of the security situation in the country, the media have diverted from reporting development stories to reporting negative issues and so a lot of Nigerians feel nothing is going on and it is not true.  I want to tell you that a lot of things are going on and the administration is doing a lot of development programmes.”

At TransformationWatch, we set out just after May 29th 2011, chronicling the achievements of, and slowdowns on, the Transformation Agenda of President Jonathan’s constitutionally recognized mandate, bearing in mind that the period between May 2010 and May 2011 were actually the conclusion of Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s tenure.


  1. Police arrest 7-man syndicate of kidnappers in Lagos http://dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=162637:police-arrest-7-man-syndicate-of-kidnappers-in-lagos&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 16/05/2012
  2. Igarra foiled bank robbery: Police quiz bank officials http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/igarra-foiled-bank-robbery-police-quiz-bank-officials/ DATE PUBLISHED: 15/05/2012
  3. Police in Bayelsa nab 35 suspected cultists http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/police-in-bayelsa-nab-35-suspected-cultists/ DATE PUBLISHED: 15/05/2012
  4. Police kill 4 suspected armed robbers http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/latest/37791-police-kill-4-suspected-armed-robbers DATE PUBLISHED: 15/05/2012
  5. Boko Haram: Raid yields bombs, guns, trucks of cans http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2012/05/11/boko-haram-raid-yields-bombs-guns-trucks-of-cans/ DATE PUBLISHED: 14/05/2012
  6. JTF arrests suspected sect leader, wife in Kano http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/jtf-arrests-suspected-sect-leader-wife-in-kano/ DATE  PUBLISHED: 11/05/2012
  7. DELTA POLICE SMASH ‘DEMONIC’ ROBBERY GANG http://flashpointnews.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/delta-police-smash-demonic-robbery-gang/  DATE  PUBLISHED: 11/05/2012
  8. JTF Arrests 21 Ghanaians, 5 Nigerians For Illegal Bunkering, Recovers 250,000 Tons Of crude http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/24034/2012/05/08/jtf_arrests_21_ghanaians_5_nigerians_illegal_bunkering_recovers_250000_tons_crude.html DATE PUBLISHED: 08/05/2012
  9. Anti Bomb Squad called to Silverbird Galleriahttp://dailytimes.com.ng/article/anti-bomb-squad-called-silverbird-galleria DATE  PUBLISHED: 08/05/2012  
  10. Military Moves To Counter Terror Attacks http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2012/05/08/military-moves-to-counter-terror-attacks/  DATE PUBLISHED: 08/05/2012  
  11. Four armed robbers, 2 car dealers arrested in Maiduguri http://dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161772:four-armed-robbers-2-car-dealers-arrested-in-maiduguri&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 08/05/2012  



  1. Breaking news: Three bombs uncovered in Bayero varsity Kano http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/breaking-news-three-bombs-uncovered-in-bayero-varsity-kano/ See also: http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news-update/45888-police-detonate-six-bombs-in-bayero-varsity.html PUBLISHED: 08/05/2012  
  2. JTF kills 4 in Kano http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/jtf-kills-four-in-kano/ DATE PUBLISHED: 06 /05/2012
  3.  FG to release list of Boko Haram sponsors – Channels TV http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/05/05/fg-to-release-list-of-boko-haram-sponsors/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter DATE PUBLISHED: 05 /05/2012
  4. Police arrest robbers dressed in military uniforms http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/police-arrest-robbers-dressed-in-military-uniforms/ DATE PUBLISHED: 05/05/2012
  5. 50,000 policemen to undergo retraining – IG http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/50000-policemen-to-undergo-retraining-ig/ DATE PUBLISHED: 05 /05/2012
  6. Boko Haram, Nigerian Troops Battle at Wedding Party http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Boko-Haram-Nigerian-Troops-Battle-at-Wedding-Party-150295335.html DATE PUBLISHED: 04 /05/2012
  7. Police arrest two Boko Haram suspects in Ebonyi http://www.punchng.com/news/police-arrest-two-boko-haram-suspects-in-ebonyi/ DATE PUBLISHED: 04 /05/2012
  8. Police arrest 20 suspected gunmen in Kaduna http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161545:police-arrest-20-suspected-gunmen-in-kaduna&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 04 /05/2012
  9. FCT police clear air on bomb scare http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161573:fct-police-clear-air-on-bomb-scare&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 04 /05/2012
  10. Boko Haram: Diaspora Army veterans return home to assist http://nairareport.com/boko-haram-diaspora-army-veterans-return-home-to-assist/ DATE PUBLISHED: 04/05/2012
  11. 234 police recruits dismissed for forgery, leprosy http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161396:234-police-recruits-dismissed-for-forgery-leprosy-&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 03/05/2012
  12. Police arrest 44 kidnappers in Delta http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/40302-police-arrest-44-kidnappers-in-delta DATE PUBLISHED: 03/05/2012
  13. Bomb materials’ supplier arrested in Kano http://dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161298:sss-arrest-suspected-supplier-of-bomb-materials-in-kano&catid=2:lead-stories&Itemid=8 DATE PUBLISHED: 02/05/2012
  14. Police instructed to protect newspapers  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501710_162-57426127/nigeria-police-instructed-to-protect-newspapers/ DATE PUBLISHED: 02/05/2012
  15. Nigeria’s border closure grounds economic activities in Chad and Cameroon http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161262:nigerias-border-closure-grounds-economic-activities-for-chad-and-cameroon-envoy&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 02/05/2012
  16. Boko Haram BUK hitman Killed As JTF Raids Base In Kano http://leadership.ng/nga/articles/23432/2012/05/01/boko_haram_mastermind_killed_jtf_raids_base_kano.html?quicktabs_1=0 DATE PUBLISHED: 01/05/2012
  17. Police Defuse Timed Bomb At Bayero University New Campus http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/23423/2012/05/01/police_defuse_time_bomb_close_mosque_buk.html DATE PUBLISHED: 01/05/2012
  18. Gunfire, blasts as Nigerian forces raid Islamist base http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/01/us-nigeria-violence-idUSBRE8400CR20120501DATE PUBLISHED: 01/05/2012
  19. Boko Haram: JTF begins massive search in Maiduguri http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/boko-haram-jtf-begins-massive-search-in-maiduguri/ DATE PUBLISHED: 30/04/2012
  20. Kaduna Bomber Chained In Hospital Amid Heavy Guard http://saharareporters.com/news-page/kaduna-bomber-chained-hospital-amid-heavy-guard DATE PUBLISHED: 27/04/2012
  21. JTF uncovers Boko Haram hide-out in Kano http://www.punchng.com/news/jtf-uncovers-boko-haram-hide-out-in-kano/ DATE PUBLISHED: 25/04/2012
  22. BREAKING NEWS: Another Bomb Factory Uncovered In Kano Suburb, Bomb Maker Flees http://www.leadership.ng/nga/alerts/22814/breaking_news_another_bomb_factory_uncovered_kano_suburb_bomb_maker_flees DATE PUBLISHED: 24/04/2012
  23. Air Force sacks bomb factory in Kogi http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/39654-air-force-sacks-bomb-factory-in-kogi DATE PUBLISHED: 23/04/2012
  24. Five Boko Haram members die in Biu explosion http://nationalmirroronline.net/news/37856.html DATE PUBLISHED: 23/04/2012
  25. Police repel attack on Ogun bank http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/44099-police-repel-attack-on-ogun-bank.html DATE PUBLISHED: 23/04/2012
  1. JTF Kills Two Boko Haram Suspects, Recovers Arms, Ammunition In Borno http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83854:jtf-kills-two-boko-haram-suspects-recovers-arms-ammunition-in-borno&catid=1:national&Itemid=559 DATE PUBLISHED: 22/04/2012
  2. Boko Haram: Security Agents Intercept Load of Explosives in the N’Delta http://www.punchng.com/news/boko-haram-tension-heightens-in-ndelta/ DATE PUBLISHED: 22/04/2012
  3. Nigerian Forces kills 2 Islamic militants in Maiduguri http://naijanedu.com/naija-wahala/nigerian-forces-kills-2-islamic-militants-in-maiduguri/ DATE PUBLISHED: 21/04/2012
  4. Abducted Spanish doctor released in Nigeria http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/abducted-spanish-doctor-released-in-nigeria/  DATE PUBLISHED: 21/04/2012
  5. Four soldiers sanctioned in Adamawa for torture (of the garri-sack gunrunning female suspect) http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=160158:four-soldiers-sanctioned-in-adamawa-for-torture&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 19/04/2012
  6. Fire for Fire: JTF Kills 4 in Maiduguri, Borno State http://trends.com.ng/2012/04/fire-fire-jtf-kills-4-maidugur-borno-state/ DATE PUBLISHED: 17/04/2012
  7. Kidnapping: Female banker, 10 others paraded http://nigerianobservernews.com/19042012/news/news1.html DATE PUBLISHED: 19/04/2012
  8. ‘Air Force battle ready for Boko Haram’ http://www.tribune.com.ng/sun/news/7003-air-force-battle-ready-for-boko-haram  DATE PUBLISHED: 15/04/2012
  9. Woman Arrested in Tsafe, Zamfara State with Arms concealed in Garri Bags! http://www.theeagleonline.com.ng/home/news/2496-woman-arrested-with-guns-concealed-in-garri-bags-plus-video DATE PUBLISHED: 14/04/2012
  10. Boko Haram: Security Agents Re-affirm Success against Terrorism http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/boko-haram-security-agents-re-affirm-success-against-terrorism/113628/ DATE PUBLISHED: 13/04/2012
  11. JTF uncovers source of Kaduna bomb •Bomb scare in Kaduna again •Boko Haram will soon go into oblivion -SSS http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/front-page-news/39181-jtf-uncovers-source-of-kaduna-bomb-bomb-scare-in-kaduna-again-boko-haram-will-soon-go-into-oblivion-sss DATE PUBLISHED: 12/04/2012
  12. Fresh Bomb Attacks: We ‘re at war with Boko Haram – Army Chief http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/fresh-bomb-attacks-we-re-at-war-with-boko-haram-army-chief/ DATE PUBLISHED: 11/04/2012
  13. Six killed in Borno as Boko Haram, JTF clash http://nationalmirroronline.net/news/36636.html DATE PUBLISHED: 10/04/2012
  14. Petroleum Tanker Drivers Happy Over Removal of Police Check Points | Shipping Position Online http://www.shippingposition.com/article/petroleum-tanker-drivers-happy-over-removal-police-check-points DATE PUBLISHED: 10/04/2012
  15. SSS repels attack on training school [The Nation] http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news-update/42516-sss-repels-attack-on-training-school-in-bauchi.html DATE PUBLISHED: 09/04/2012
  16. Bomb-laden car uncovered in Kano, residents panic http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/jtf-foil-attempt-bomb-kanoDATE PUBLISHED: 09/04/2012
  17. Delta police arrest kidnappers, rescue victim [DailyTimes] http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/delta-police-arrest-kidnappers-rescue-victim DATE PUBLISHED: 08/04/2012
  18. Easter: Soldiers guard churches, mosques in Kano, Kaduna http://www.punchng.com/news/easter-soldiers-guard-churches-mosques-in-kano-kaduna/ DATE PUBLISHED: 07/04/2012
  19. 51 Rocket Launchers and 60 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) seized by the SSS and Army http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=159091:bombs-launchers-seized-in-gombe-kogi-raids&catid=2:lead-stories&Itemid=8 DATE PUBLISHED: 06/04/2012
  20. IGP Gives Marching Orders to Orderlies [Thisdaylive] http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/igp-gives-marching-orders-to-orderlies/113115/ DATE PUBLISHED: 06/04/2012
  21. IG orders patrol of federal highways [The Punch] http://www.punchng.com/news/ig-orders-patrol-of-federal-highways/ DATE PUBLISHED: 04/04/2012
  22. N4.63bn saved from absence of police road blocks – Rights activist http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/n4-63bn-saved-from-absence-of-police-road-blocks-rights-activist/ DATE PUBLISHED: 04/04/2012
  23. IG disarms, arrests, anti-kidnapping squad for aiding, abetting [Vanguard News] http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/ig-disarms-arrest-anti-kidnapping-squad-for-aiding-and-abetting/ DATE PUBLISHED: 04/04/2012
  24. LUXURY BUS ATTACK: Police arrest robbery, rape suspects, driver [Vanguard News] http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/luxury-bus-attack-police-arrest-robbery-rape-suspects-driver/ DATE PUBLISHED: 04/04/2012
  25. Six Dead As Boko Haram Members Kill Each Other http://www.nigerianeye.com/2012/02/boko-haram-members-fight-among.html DATE PUBLISHED: 02/04/2012
  26. Another Kogi Bomb Factory: 10 killed in Boko Haram, security forces gun duel – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/10-killed-in-boko-haram-security-forces-gun-duel/ DATE PUBLISHED: 01/04/2012
  27. SSS parades seven for abducting UAE national – Punch http://www.punchng.com/news/sss-parades-seven-for-abducting-uae-national/ DATE PUBLISHED: 30/03/2012
  28. Army raids Boko Haram hideouts in Kaduna, arrests 65 http://www.punchng.com/news/army-raids-boko-haram-hideouts-in-kaduna-arrests-65/  DATE PUBLISHED: 30/03/2012
  29. Pipeline vandalism: Octogenarian, 5 others arrested http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/pipeline-vandalism-octogenarian-5-others-arrested/ DATE PUBLISHED: 30/03/2012


  1. JTF searches houses for Boko Haram members, kills four – The Nation http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news-update/41314-jtf-searches-houses-for-boko-haram-members-kills-four.htmlDATE PUBLISHED: 28/03/2012
  2. Mauritanian, four others arrested over German kidnap – Punch http://www.punchng.com/news/sss-arrests-mauritanian-four-others-over-germans-kidnap/ DATE PUBLISHED: 27/03/2012
  3. Sekibo’s wife rescued – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/sekibos-wife-rescued/ DATE PUBLISHED: 26/03/2012
  4. Security agencies monitor influx of aliens into Lagos •Army, air force ban use of military stickers – Punch http://www.punchng.com/news/security-agencies-monitor-influx-of-aliens-into-lagos-%E2%80%A2army-air-force-ban-use-of-military-stickers/  DATE PUBLISHED: 25/03/2012
  5. KANO: Soldiers kill nine members of Boko Haram in gunfight – Channels TV http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/03/21/kano-soldiers-kill-nine-members-of-boko-haram-in-gunfight/ DATE PUBLISHED: 21/03/2012
  6. JTF kill 9members of Boko Haram, captured two alive in Kano. [Vanguard News] http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/jtf-killed-9members-of-boko-haram-captured-two-alive-in-kano/ DATE PUBLISHED: 21/03/2012
  7. Police rescue mother, three children from kidnappers in Effurun http://allafrica.com/stories/201203210627.html DATE PUBLISHED: 21/03/2012
  8. SSS parades 8 suspected killers of kidnapped Briton, Italian – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/sss-parades-8-suspected-killers-of-kidnapped-briton-italian/ DATE PUBLISHED: 15/03/2012
  9. Nigerian Soldiers ‘Intercept’ Boko Haram Vehicle Loaded With Bombs On Gombe-Bauchi Road – Sahara Reporters http://saharareporters.com/news-page/nigerian-soldiers-intercept-boko-haram-vehicle-loaded-bombs-gombe-bauchi-road DATE PUBLISHED: 15/03/2012
  10. Police arrest bullion van robbery leader http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/police-arrest-bullion-van-robbery-leader/ DATE PUBLISHED: 09/03/2012
  11. 11 cartons of explosives intercepted at MMIA – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/11-cartons-of-explosives-intercepted-at-mmia/ DATE PUBLISHED: 09/03/2012
  12. Soldiers Arrest Potential Boko Haram “Suicide Bombers” in Zaria After Gun Battle http://saharareporters.com/news-page/soldiers-arrest-potential-boko-haram-suicide-bombers-zaria-after-gun-battle DATE PUBLISHED: 08/03/2012
  13. Boko Haram: FEC endorses White Paper on Galtimari report – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/boko-haram-fec-endorses-white-paper-on-galtimari-report/ DATE PUBLISHED: 07/03/2012
  14. Troops kill 3 Islamists trying to burn school – Vanguard http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/troops-kill-3-islamists-trying-to-burn-school/ DATE PUBLISHED: 05/03/2012
  15. Explosion At Bomb Factory Kills Boko Haram Members – Saturday Tribune http://tribune.com.ng/sat/index.php/front-page-articles/6786-explosion-at-bomb-factory-kills-boko-haram-members.html DATE PUBLISHED: 03/03/2012
  16. Police Road Blocks Dismantled Effectively http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/check-points-investigations-reveal-high-compliance-with-igs-order/ DATE PUBLISHED: 27/02/2012
  17. Gombe Boko Haram Attack: 24 hour Curfew Imposed – AFP http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/gombe-boko-haram-attack-kills-14-bodies-burnt/110065/ DATE PUBLISHED: 25/02/2012


  1. Spare no one at checkpoints, GOC tells officers – Daily Trust http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=155392:-spare-no-one-at-checkpoints-goc-tells-officers-&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 23/02/2012
  2. Boko Haram: Zakari Biu Dismissed for Culpability in Kabiru Sokoto’s Escape http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/police-dismiss-zakari-biu-promote-7-new-digs/ DATE PUBLISHED: 22/02/2012
  3. 30 killed in soldiers, Boko Haram gun fight — The Punch http://www.punchng.com/news/30-killed-in-soldiers-boko-haram-gun-fight/ DATE PUBLISHED: 21/02/2012
  4. Two Boko Haram Suspects Arrested – Thisday http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/two-boko-haram-suspects-arrested/109554/ DATE PUBLISHED: 18/02/2012
  5. SSS uncovers bomb factory in Adamawa [ChannelsTV] http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/04/17/sss-uncovers-bomb-factory-in-adamawa/  DATE PUBLISHED: 17/02/2012


  1. Kogi prison attack: 25 fleeing inmates re-arrested  http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=154972:25-inmates-freed-in-kogi-prison-attack-re-arrested&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 17/02/2012
  2. Boko Haram: Kudos to our security forces – Vanguard News editorial http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/boko-haram-kudos-to-our-security-forces/ DATE PUBLISHED: 16/02/2012
  3. Watching Police: IG gives out phone numbers – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/watching-police-ig-gives-out-phone-numbers/ DATE PUBLISHED: 15/02/2012
  4. Kabiru Sokoto gives SSS clues on sect’s leaders http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/36643-kabiru-sokoto-gives-sss-clues-on-sect%E2%80%99s-leaders.html DATE PUBLISHED: 13/02/2012
  5. Escaped Kabiru Sokoto re-arrested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56LwdO7VUccDATE PUBLISHED: 13/02/2012
  6. Official: 100 Boko Haram members arrested in Benue http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/02/06/Official-100-Boko-Haram-members-arrested/UPI-71151328539999/ DATE PUBLISHED: 06/02/2012
  7. How Qaqa, Boko Haram Spokesman, Was Arrested – Thisdaylive http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/how-qaqa-boko-haram-spokesman-was-arrested/108403/ DATE PUBLISHED: 02/02/2012
  8. The judgment that nailed Al-Mustapha – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/the-judgment-that-nailed-al-mustapha/ DATE PUBLISHED: 01/02/2012
  9. Nigeria: Female Bomber Arrested in Abuja http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/main-square/68612-female-suicide-bomber-arrested-abuja.html DATE PUBLISHED: 31/01/2012
  10. 158 BOKO HARAM SECT ARRESTED IN KANO http://dailypost.com.ng/2012/01/25/158-boko-haram-sect-arrested-in-kano/  DATE PUBLISHED: 25/01/2012
  11. I.G.P. Ringim Fired http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/01/ringim-fired/ DATE PUBLISHED: 25/01/2012
  12. Jonathan Declares State Of Emergency In Parts Of Borno, Yobe, Others -THE WILL http://www.punchng.com/news/jonathan-declares-state-of-emergency-in-parts-of-borno-yobe-niger-and-plateau/ DATE PUBLISHED: 01/01/2012
  13. Northern leaders welcome emergency rule in some LGs in four states with cautious optimism http://premiumtimesng.com/politics/3269-Emergency-rule-Northern-leaders-react.html DATE PUBLISHED: 01/01/2012
  14. Christmas Day Bombing: 2 Bombers Caught· 5 IEDs Recovered from Churches in Mubi, Adamawa State – The Nation http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/feed/news/31088-bomb-thrown-from-moving-vehicle-says-azazi.txt DATE PUBLISHED: 26/12/2011
  15. Boko Haram Suspect Unveils Sponsors – PM News http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2011/11/21/boko-haram-suspect-unveils-sponsors/ DATE PUBLISHED: 21/11/2011
  16. Police discover terrorist training camp in Bauchi – Punch http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20110925553839  SEE ALSO http://www.zimbio.com/Nigeria/articles/X6FuhjXG8ww/Police+discover+terrorist+training+camp+Bauchi DATE PUBLISHED: 26/09/2011
  17. Security agents unmask killer of Obasanjo’s host – The Nation http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/20068-security-agents-unmask-killer-of-obasanjo%E2%80%99s-host.html DATE PUBLISHED: 19/09/2011
  18. SSS Arraigns Suspected Perpetrators of Suleja Blasts …One Admits Allegiance to Boko Haram http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/nvnews/69907/1/sss-arraigns-suspected-perpetrators-of-suleja-blas.html DATE PUBLISHED: 14/09/2011
  19. Jos: Jonathan orders Defence chief to take charge of security – Vanguard Newspapers http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/09/jos-chief-of-defence-to-take-charge-of-security/
  20. FBI, CIA Put Sponsors On Watch List •Plot To Replace Security Chiefs Thickens – The Sun http://sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2011/sept/04/national-04-09-2011-001.html DATE PUBLISHED: 04/09/2011


  1. UN HOUSE BOMBING: Jonathan uncovers intelligence failure •Heads may roll •SSS, FBI begin forensic analysis •Death toll now 23 – Nigerian Tribune http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/front-page-news/27340-un-house-bombing-jonathan-uncovers-intelligence-failure-heads-may-roll-sss-fbi-begin-forensic-analysis-death-toll-now-23 DATE PUBLISHED: 29/08/2011
  2. How porous borders aid religious extremists •Ethnicity, religion compromise border security •Why illegal immigrants can’t be expelled •FG plans high-tech surveillance – Nigerian Tribune http://tribune.com.ng/sun/front-page-articles/5120-how-porous-borders-aid-religious-extremists-ethnicity-religion-compromise-border-security-why-illegal-immigrants-cant-be-expelled-fg-plans-high-tech-surveillance DATE PUBLISHED: 29/08/2011
  3. Soldiers, suspected abductors of Mikel Obi’s father nabbed http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/08/mikel-obis-father-re-unites-with-family/ DATE PUBLISHED: 23/08/2011
  4.  Security:Obama dispatches Army Chief to Nigeria •Security agencies differ on strategies over Boko Haram •As NSA reads riot act http://www.tribune.com.ng/index.php/front-page-news/26676-securityobama-dispatches-army-chief-to-nigeria-security-agencies-differ-on-strategies-over-boko-haram-as-nsa-reads-riot-act DATE PUBLISHED: 16/08/2011

FOOTNOTE: Boko Haram: 308 killed in 118 attacks – Minister http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news-update/46683-boko-haram-carried-out-118-attacks-in-nigeria-minister.html DATE PUBLISHED: 15/05/2012




ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE: (Source: Federal Ministry of Information website http://fmi.gov.ng/2012/page/2/ ,  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FMINigeria , Twitter account @fminigeria and physical monitoring by travelers and independent observers)

Jonathan inherited 158 road projects and are working on or have completed the undermentioned, there was paucity of funds and so govt had to prioritise projects based on importance. :

  1. 30 roads either completed or very close to completion, some of which are:
  2. Kano-Bauchi Road
  3. Benin-Ore road rehabbed, ” one can now leave Onitsha and arrive Lagos in 6 Hrs.
  4. Abakaliki-Ogoja Rd 89% Complete
  5. Ogoja-Ikom Rd Complete
  6. Rehab of Jebba Bridge almost complete
  7. 3rd mainland replacement of expansion joints ongoing as equipment, materials in place
  8. ‘The Ayodwiri road Washout on Auchi-Agenegbode road in Edo State has been recovered and opened to motorists.”
  9. “FERMA has flagged off  its preventive maintenance and road Surveillance Programmes: The programme has commenced in Abuja-Kaduna, Benin -Onitsha, Onitsha-Owerri Roads’’
  10. ‘Roads reinstated include: Gombe-Potiskum road Washout in Gombe State. The Fed. Min. of Works awarded the construction of of 5-span bridge”
  11. Aminu Kano Airport upgraded http://fmi.gov.ng/transformation-is-possible-and-durable-aminu-kano-airport-a-testimony-says-aviation-minister/
  12. ..Akure-Ileahs rd (design review stage) and a bridge over Cross River from Cameron to Mfum (review of bidding doc stage) Min. of Works ongoing
  13. “The FG is working on Private sector driven road maintenance programme in the country”
  14. Road sector reforms initaitives in place to reconstruct, rehabilitate etc, in place and working for road infrastructural development through PPP in place
  15. Nigeria Railways Revived After Decades of Inactivity
  16. ” The NRC is already running a number of Mass Transit services, we have 12 in Lagos, Kaduna, 10, kano 6 in each day”
  17. taken delivery of 20petroleum product tank Wagons from China
  18. ” very soon, with the tanks Wagons we ve acquired, we will start moving fuel from Apapa to the North”
  19. We are doing a feasibility studies for the Lagos/ Abuja speed rail that will enable Nigerians travel the distance in 4hrs”
  20. Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri-Ore rail line to be ready by March 2013 http://fmi.gov.ng/fg-re-affirms-commitment-to-completion-itakpe-ajaokuta-warri-ore-rail-line/
  21. “Lagos/Jebba have reached 98% completion”
  22. ” in the rail sector,rehabilitation work of over 90% of existing lines have been awarded”
  23. FG to allow private investment in railway Vice President Namadi Sambo says colonial restrictive laws will be reviewed to allow this – Daily Times
  24. At Last, FG Moves to Repeal Railway Act – Thisdaylive
  25. Onitsha-Owerri highway is now smooth sailing
  26. Good News on Nembe-Ogbia road – Stephen Ebiyon Edwards
  27. Lokoja-Abuja highway nearing conclusive work
  28. All things being equal, we will complete the rehabilitation of the Apapa Oshodi way by Dec 2013
  29. On the Lafia/Akwanga Road we had to pay attention to the parts of the road we know requiring attention such as the dangerous curve
  30. Onitsha River port ready
  31. ” Contract for the dredging of river Benue is in progress”
  32. “In the marine sector,we have concluded Channel the dredging of River Niger from Warri to Baro in Niger”
  33. “After the capital dredging, we are negotiating with a reputable international company for the maintainance channel “
  34. “The old port in Warri is being rehabilitated “
  35. “The Kirikiri lighter terminal access road is also on going “
  36. “NIMASA have engaged the services of a pirvate company for the security of vessels in our waters”
  37. Port operations now decongested and services available 24 hrs, ” we have reduced the number of agencies operating in the ports from 25 to 6 “
  38. FCTA approves sale of mass housing units http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/fcta-approves-sale-mass-housing-units DATE PUBLISHED; 18/04/2012


  1. 1.     Nigeria and Cameroon to exploit hydro-carbons along border says President Jonathan http://fmi.gov.ng/nigeria-and-cameroon-to-exploit-hydro-carbons-along-border-says-president-jonathan/ DATE PUBLISHED; 15/05/2012
  2. NNPC Revives 3 Refineries, Fuel Scarcity ‘Will be History’ – NNPC GED – Nigeria Business News http://www.nncpo.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=787:nnpc-revives-3-refineries-to-end-fuel-scarcity-&catid=37:nigerianews&Itemid=67 DATE PUBLISHED; 04/04/2012
  3. FG gives task force 60 days to revive local refineries  – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/fg-gives-task-force-60-days-to-revive-local-refineries/  DATE PUBLISHED; 07/03/2012
  4. 8 Petroleum Depots in Northern Nigeria are now supplied with PMS (Petrol). Products Supply Sustenance ()
  5.  Products Supply has been sustained nationwide through a combination of offshore processing, SWAP arrangements and increased domestic refining
  6. Effective End of Petrol Queues at Filling Stations.
  7. Kaduna Refinery Resumes Production after 15 years
  8. Improved capacity utilization of Warri Refinery which has now achieved 70%.
  9. 9.      Declaration of a 12-month Emergency Plan on Supply of Gas to Power Plants
  10. Petroleum Tankers movement now tracked using the Aquila technology
  11. The integrity of key product pipeline infrastructure (Kaduna-Kano, Kaduna-Gusau, Kaduna-Suleja) has been re-established. The impact of this is that more products are now available in inland depots, which will enable faster intervention when necessary
  12. Maintenance of National Crude Oil Production Above Budget Production Levels
  13. Efforts at increasing the nation’s stock of crude is constantly & effectively receiving major attention under Mrs. Allison-Madueke with the escalation of oil exploration activities in the Inland Sedimentary Basins especially in the Chad Basin.
  14. As part of the effort at growing the capacity of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, eight producing blocks have been assigned to the company. With special support by the President for NPDC’s operatorship of the blocks, the impact has been tremendous on the NPDC’s growth aspiration with current production now averaging 80,000 barrels per day.
  15. Renewed efforts at ensuring relevant Gas Supply Purchase Agreements are being been executed in order to encourage upstream gas development.   As at the last count-Three Gas Supply & Purchase Agreements (GSPAs) have been signed among buyers, gas suppliers and Aggregator Company (Egbin / Shell / Chevron / PanOcean).
  16. Contracts for the critical pipeline infrastructure for gas supply to Alaoji, Olorunsongo have been awarded with projects’ completion in 2012. Upon completion, this would lead to the availability of additional gas to generate extra 2000MW of electricity.
  17. Brass LNG project is being fast-tracked. Commercial bid evaluation for the Engineering Procurement and Construction contract is currently ongoing. The gas supply challenges have also been resolved.
  18. Oil Export Permit: FG Unveils New Procedure for Eligibility – Thisdaylive http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/oil-export-permit-fg-unveils-new-procedure-for-eligibility/110226/ DATE PUBLISHED: 28/02/2012
  19. FG weeds ‘briefcase’ fuel importers: ”Only few oil firms with facilities to participate” – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/fg-weeds-briefcase-fuel-importers/ DATE PUBLISHED: 19/02/2012
  20. 20.  Bayelsa LNG Project: FG to Sign $8 Billion Deal Next Quarter http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/business/35510-nigeria-to-sign-pact-on-lng-project.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 03/02/2012
  21. 21.  Nigeria Creates Committee To Hurry Up Oil Bill – Reuters http://af.reuters.com/article/nigeriaNews/idAFL6E8CG4IB20120116  DATE PUBLISHED: 16/01/2012
  22. First Private Refinery Begins Operation in Rivers State – This Day http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/first-private-refinery-begins-operation-in-rivers-state/103803/ DATE PUBLISHED: 28/11/2011
  23. There has generally been increased investor confidence in the Gas Revolution with additional gas utilization projects being pursued. These include: 2.75 metric tonnes per annum Dangote Fertilizer plant in Edo State. 2.4metric tonnes per annum Brass Fertilizer plant in Bayelsa State. 1.34 metric tonnes per annum Indorama Fertilizer and 1.2MTPA methanol plants at Eleme, Rivers State. 450, 000 tonnes per annum methanol plant at Onne, Rivers State.
  24. The implementation of the critical gas projects as encapsulated in the Gas Revolution was given a boost with the visit of the investors (Xenel of Saudi Arabia and Nagajurna of India) to the proposed site at Koko, Delta State for the 1.3 metric tonnes per annum Petrochemical and 1.3 MTPA fertilizer plants
  1. Nigerian Content Initiative Signed into existence on April 22, 2010 by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian Content Act is designed to ensure that Nigeria achieves the much desired In-country capacity in the oil and gas industry. This would guarantee that a huge chunk of the estimated $20 billion spent annually by the industry is domiciled in the country for the benefit of Nigerians and indigenous Nigerian Companies and Service Providers.

The Nigerian Content Development Board, NCDMB, which has the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke as Chairman of the Governing Council, the Board has accomplished the following:

  1. Ensured the escalation of the historic use of made-in-Nigeria pipelines by Exxon Mobil recently at its Edop – Idoho Offshore field ·
  2. Secured the placement of over 100 kilometers of pipelines orders in Nigeria’s only pipe manufacturing company, SCC Abuja
  3. Ensured the increase of in-country fabrication tonnage from 1,000,000 in 2009 to 1,200,000 currently ·
  4. Advanced talks with Jiangsu Yulong of China to establish 250,000 tons per annum LSAW Pipe mill in Nigeria
  5. Initiated the establishment of deep water port in a major upcoming project ·         Developed the Nigerian Oil and Gas Employment and Training Strategy, which has resulted in the absorption of over 5000 engineers, geologists, welders and other skill sets into the industry and formed the basis of a national skill database
  6. Nigerian Content activities have already generated over 30,000 direct and indirect jobs and will surpass 300,000 within the next four years
  7. NCDMB has designed and launched the Nigerian Content Joint Qualification Standards, an electronic platform for the Board’s implementation of the NOGIC Act, especially its capacity Building & Monitoring functions. ·
  8. Established the Nigerian Content Development Fund, to be used for investment in Oil & Gas infrastructure, provide partial guarantee for service providers, manufacturers
  9. NCDMB developed Indigenous Marine Vessel and Offshore Assets Acquisition Strategy to promote utilization of marine vessels and offshore rigs/equipment with genuine Nigerian ownership in all O&G operations to increase the participation of Nigerians, empower communities and maximize Nigerian crew.
  10. Developed Original Equipment and Local Component Manufacturing Strategy to promote utilization of materials of Nigerian origin  in oil and gas industry and ensure the establishment of equipment manufacturing plants that will employ thousands

  1. Regulatory Control and Monitoring

Considerable efforts have been made under the watch of Mrs. Alison-Madueke to ensure effective regulatory compliance in the Nigerian oil & Gas industry in the following areas:

  • Enforcement of flare penalty of $3.50/1000scf to discourage flaring and encourage commercialization of the gas that is being flared. ·
  • The launch of the “Offshore Safety Permit (OSP)” to account for the safety and competencies of personnel who embark on  swamp, offshore and deep offshore duties in line with the expectation of the Nigerian Content Policy.
  • The initiation of this program has brought about the establishment offshore training centre within the Nigeria
  • Completion and implementation of the scheme of the National Production and Monitoring system (MPMS) aimed at ensuring independent real time production monitoring, accurate production accounting and to enhance efficiency in Terminal Operations in the country
  1. The process of passing the PIB into law (considered very long overdue) has witnessed sustained interaction with the National Assembly to ensure passage into law an oil reform legislation that will stand the test of time to the benefit of Nigeria, and give fair Return on Investment. At this rate, and under her able leadership, it can be expected that the bill will come to reality


  1. FIRS arrests CEOs for alleged N2.17bn tax debts http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/46540-firs-arrests-ceos-for-alleged-n2-17bn-tax-debts.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=DTN+Nigeria:&utm_source=twitterfeed DATE PUBLISHED: 14/05/2012
  2. FG Fires Akintola Williams, Other Over Fraudulent Subsidy Payment http://www.leadership.ng/nga/alerts/22607/breaking_news_fg_fires_akintola_williams_other_over_fraudulent_subsidy_payment DATE PUBLISHED: 21/04/2012
  3. Fuel Subsidy Probe: Marketers to Refund Billions http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/22394/2012/04/19/fuel_subsidy_probe_refund_n1067trn_cttee_tells_nnpc_marketers.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 19/04/2012
  4. TAX EVASION: Senate orders BA, Virgin, others to remit 5% PFS charges to FG http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/senate-orders-ba-virgin-others-to-remit-5-pfs-charges-to-fg/  DATE PUBLISHED: 18/04/2012
  5. Jonathan to sack heads of MDAs (For distorting 2012 budget) http://businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/284-breaking-news/35929-jonathan-to-sack-heads-of-mdas-for-distorting-2012-budget  DATE PUBLISHED: 13/04/2012
  6. Police Pension Fund Scam: Another N9billion Uncovered [Daily Post] http://dailypost.com.ng/2012/04/05/police-pension-fund-scam-another-n9billion-uncovered/  DATE PUBLISHED: 05/04/2012
  7. N200bn agric fund: CBN sanctions bank for contravening guidelines http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/n200bn-agric-fund-cbn-sanctions-bank-for-contravening-guidelines/  DATE PUBLISHED: 02/04/2012
  8. N32.8BN PENSION SCAM Court remands perm sec, director, 4 others in prison http://www.tribune.com.ng/index.php/front-page-news/38465-n328bn-pension-scam-court-remands-perm-sec-director-4-others-in-prison DATE PUBLISHED:30/03/2012
  9. N4.56bn pension scam: EFCC seizes Shuaibu’s property – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/n4-56bn-pension-scam-efcc-seizes-shuaibus-property/ DATE PUBLISHED: 27/03/2012
  10. Discriminatory fares: Nigeria gives BA, Virgin Atlantic 30-day ultimatum (Reuters) http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2012/mar/26/national-26-03-2012-12.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 26/03/2012
  11. NSCDC arrests, parades 87 fake Corps members http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157666:nscdc-parades-87-fake-corps-members&catid=1:news&Itemid=2  DATE PUBLISHED 21/03/2012
  12. Bank manager, others arrested over N381m paid into dormant account, cleared within hours – Nigerian Tribune http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/37435–bank-manager-others-arrested-over-n381m-paid-into-dormant-account-cleared-within-hours DATE PUBLISHED: 12/03/2012
  13. Pastor jailed 7 years for graft, ICPC says http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=156809:pastor-jailed-7-years-for-graft-icpc-says&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED 12/03/2012
  14. Ribadu flashes red card to ‘unscrupulous’ oil players Petroleum Revenue Task Force inaugurated – The Nation http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/38260-ribadu-flashes-red-card-to-%E2%80%98unscrupulous%E2%80%99-oil-players.html  DATE PUBLISHED 29/02/2012
  15. NBA to submit names of corrupt judges, lawyers to anti-graft agencies http://www.punchng.com/news/nba-to-submit-names-of-corrupt-judges-lawyers-to-anti-graft-agencies/ DATE PUBLISHED 18/02/2012
  16. Corruption extreme: Government official caught hiding N2 billion cash in his house. – ‎247nigerianewsupdate.com http://www.informationnigeria.org/2012/02/corruption-extreme-government-official-caught-hiding-n2-billion-cash-in-his-house.html DATE PUBLISHED 03/02/2012
  17. Anti-graft: Jonathan orders MDAs to obey FoIA – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/10/anti-graft-jonathan-orders-mdas-to-obey-foia/ DATE PUBLISHED 03/10/2011

Nigeria’s Unmasking of Corrupt Practices: The journey so far – Don Ekpo

Recently, we have been observing with interest what has been going on in the two houses of the National Assembly. I won’t be wrong if I say that Nigerians are actually having a justifiable reason of having the legislature as an independent arm of government. Apart from the passing of some bills that have always been what we asked for, e.g the Freedom of Information Bill, we have seen the undying efforts to curb our biggest quagmire: “Corruption”.

It all started with the revelation of what has been going on in the petroleum sector in the clothing of subsidy. We should applaud the Presidency for acting in good faith when it made an attempt to completely remove the subsidy that has been in place for as long as we can remember, the FG did this when it was discovered that only a few were benefiting from this subsidy. Even though the figures were not totally right as was presented due to irregularities, but the steps actually opened the can of worms we would never have known. Would you rather not see the transparency in this administration?

Though the call off on subsidy was taken in bad faith by the masses, I  am sure the House committee on Petroleum subsidy management has proven otherwise. Today, we can all accept that without that expression of dissatisfaction in funds spent on subsidy by this government by way of removing the subsidy, most of us could not have accepted for sure that the subsidy funding was actually for the rich.

In essence, I would love to say that this administration is not out to inflict pains on the masses, but  is actually there to gradually take away the injustice metted on the masses by a few by way of corruption.

For some days now, we can attest to the efforts of the Senate committee on Pensionfund management to erase the perpetual corruption going on in the different Pension Boards as that of the Police and Head of Service is ongoing.

How else did we expect to fight corruption and send a message if not by a step by step targeting of those areas that has the biggest windows for these corruption? With time, we will have a manageable corrupt free establishments.

You may want to know the next steps after this exercise, I can assure you that the mere exposure and identification of criminals has sent a message to the others, we know by now that a problem identified is half solved. And if you have been following, remember that the EFCC chairman usually stands as a witness to this crime in the committee thereby also solving half of the commission’s investigations process. Also remember that civil societies are always present and will stand as a reminder for the law enforcement agencies. I want us to know that most of these identified criminals have already been served an invitation to the EFCC and ICPC. The news will be different now.

While some of us are expecting the FG to collectively end corruption automatically in Nigeria, let us remember that fighting these corruption will not be automatic but gradually. Also note that corruption had been institutionalized in Nigeria for decades before now, and the decay is embedded in us and the society.

Let the fight of corruption not just be focused on government, but on us. For the leaders we have today are a product of the masses. If we sincerely have a corrupt free masses, then we are bound to have a corrupt free leadership as we progress.

For now, let us commend the transparency efforts of this administration to truly allow our National Assembly to be as autonomous as permitted by the constitution. We cannot say we did not have the NASS in the recent past administrations, but we never had them these free to truly represent the interest of the masses as they are doing now.

With this administration, not only the fear of EFCC or ICPC, but that of the National Assembly is the beginning of wisdom in serving our nation.



  1. FG Positions: Jonathan: Era of Godfather in Appointments Over http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fg-positions-jonathan-era-of-godfather-in-appointments-over/113633/  DATE PUBLISHED : 13/04/2012
  2. Federal Civil Service Commission to now process job applications online. http://fmi.gov.ng/federal-civil-service-commission-to-now-process-job-applications-online/ DATE PUBLISHED : 30/03/2012
  3. FG weeds ‘briefcase’ fuel importers: ”Only few oil firms with facilities to participate” – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/fg-weeds-briefcase-fuel-importers/  DATE PUBLISHED : 19/02/2012
  4. Jonathan Moves to Stop Reckless Spending – Thisdaylive http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jonathan-moves-to-stop-reckless-spending/104284/ DATE PUBLISHED : 05/12/2011
  5. Budget: Perform or get out, Jonathan tells ministers – The Punch


  1. Lagos Unveils Mega Rice Processing Factory http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lagos-unveils-mega-rice-processing-factory/115907/ DATE PUBLISHED : 16/05/2012
  2. Bauchi set to resuscitate cotton ginnery http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/bauchi-set-to-resuscitate-cotton-ginnery/ DATE PUBLISHED : 17/04/2012
  3. NIMET predicts bumper harvests in 2012 [Daily Trust] http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157661:nimet-predicts-bumper-harvests-in-2012&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED : 21/03/2012
  4. Fg intensifies efforts on non-crop farming for youths – Nigerian Compass http://transformationwatch.com/2012/02/15/fg-intensifies-efforts-on-non-crop-farming-for-youths/ DATE PUBLISHED : 15/02/2012
  5. CBN Approves Take Off Of N75b Grant To Boost Agriculture Business – Leadership Newspapers http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/18210/2012/03/05/cbn_approves_take_n75b_grant_boost_agriculture_business.html  DATE PUBLISHED : 05/03/2012
  6. FG commences rehabilitation of 246,000 hectares of cocoa farms – Nigerian Pilot http://nigerianpilot.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3140:fg-commences-rehabilitation-of-246000-hectares-of-cocoa-farms&catid=42:business&Itemid=135  DATE PUBLISHED : 02/03/2012
  7. FG to save N54bn yearly from Taraba rice farm project http://nationalmirroronline.net/business-courage/31685.html DATE PUBLISHED : 20/02/2012   FG’s agric transformation agenda to create 3.5m jobs – Agric Minister http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/76-hot-topic/31797-fgs-agric-transformation-agenda-to-create-35m-jobs-agric-minister DATE PUBLISHED : 12/01/2012
  8. Nigerians to enjoy fortified cassava by 2014 – IITA http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/12/nigerians-to-enjoy-fortified-cassava-by-2014-iita/ DATE PUBLISHED : 08/12/2011
  9. Kano: A long dream to bring back the groundnut pyramids – National Mirror http://nationalmirroronline.net/features/23119.html  DATE PUBLISHED : 18/10/2011
  10. IITA to back Nigeria’s national cocoa transformation initiative – Nigerian Tribune http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/tribune-business/35246-iita-to-back-nigerias-national-cocoa-transformation-initiative-  DATE PUBLISHED : 31/01/2012


  1. Forex reserves rise to 21-mth high- CBN http://businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/284-breaking-news/37857-forex-reserves-rise-to-21-mth-high-cbn- DATE PUBLISHED; 16/05/2012
  2. Air Nigeria aircraft arrives for inaugural Lagos – London flight http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/46542-air-nigeria-aircraft-arrives-for-inaugural-lagos-%E2%80%93-london-flight.html  DATE PUBLISHED; 14/05/2012
  3. NCC fines MTN, others N1.17bn over poor service http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ncc-fines-mtn-glo-etisalat-airtel-n1-17bn/115641/ DATE PUBLISHED; 12/05/2012
  4. Savings from SURE-P Yield N36 billion http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/savings-from-sure-p-yield-n36-billion/114280/ DATE PUBLISHED: 22/04/2012
  5. Shell looks at $4B in possible projects in Nigeria http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2012/04/18/shell-looks-at-4b-in-possible-projects-in-nigeria/ DATE PUBLISHED; 18/04/2012
  6. Domestic and external debt stands at N6.8trn – Okonjo-Iweala http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/2012-budget-to-generate-n9-7-trn-growth-revenue-okonjo-iweala/  DATE PUBLISHED: 16/04/2012
  7. 2011 budget recorded 80% implementation, says Minister http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news-update/43301-2011-budget-recorded-80-implementation-minister.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 16/04/2012
  8. 1200 YouWin winners emerge, six get N500,000 presidential award http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/04/13/1200-winners-emerge-for-youwin-scheme/ DATE PUBLISHED: 13/04/2012
  9. Nigeria records N10trn GDP in 2011 [Businessday] http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/76-hot-topic/35851-nigeria-records-n10trn-gdp-in-2011 DATE PUBLISHED: 12/04/2012
  10. FG earns N50bn from Free Trade Zones investment – NEPZA http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/fg-earns-n50bn-from-free-trade-zones-investment-nepza/ DATE PUBLISHED: 06/04/2011
  11. Why we introduced national tax policy – Jonathan [Vanguard News] http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/why-we-introduced-national-tax-policy-jonathan/  DATE PUBLISHED: 06/04/2012
  12. Nigeria CEOs optimistic of brighter future for businesses [National Mirror] http://nationalmirroronline.net/management/35786.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 31/03/2012
  13. Jonathan orders economic team to find solution to high cost of projects – Nigerian Tribune http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/38474-jonathan-orders-economic-team-to-find-solution-to-high-cost-of-projects  DATE PUBLISHED: 30/03/2012
  14. Government to reduce salaries of public servants – Channels Television http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/03/22/government-to-reduce-salaries-of-public-servants/  DATE PUBLISHED: 22/03/2012
  15. President Jonathan commissions first local content project – Businessday http://businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/76-hot-topic/34562-president-jonathan-commissions-first-local-content-project DATE PUBLISHED: 16/03/2012
  16. New minimum wage introduced after 10 years http://www.punchng.com/news/mimiko-approves-n22000-minimum-wage/ DATE PUBLISHED: 16/03/2012
  17. Stock market rises by N43bn – Nigerian Tribune http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/37589-stock-market-rises-by-n43bn  DATE PUBLISHED: 14/03/2012
  18. NigComsat 1R Begins Commercial Operations March 18 – Leadership Newspapers http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/18999/2012/03/13/nigcomsat_1r_begins_commercial_operations_march_18.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 13/03/2012
  19. FG injects N604bn into new pension scheme  http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=156806:fg-injects-n604bn-into-new-pension-scheme&catid=1:news&Itemid=2  DATE PUBLISHED: 12/03/2012


  1. Netherlands to double investments in Nigeria – Daily Trust http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=156787:netherlands-to-double-investments-in-nigeria&catid=3:business&Itemid=3  DATE PUBLISHED: 12/03/2012
  2. ‘Non-oil Export’s GDP Contribution’ll Increase to 20% in 3yrs’ – Thisdaylive http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/-non-oil-export-s-gdp-contribution-ll-increase-to-20-in-3yrs-/111235/  DATE PUBLISHED: 12/03/2012
  3. FG Asks Foreign Firms to Manufacture in Nigeria -Thisdaylive http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fg-asks-foreign-firms-to-manufacture-in-nigeria/110760/ DATE PUBLISHED: 06/03/2012
  4. CBN: FG’s Revenue Increases by 29% – Thisdaylive.com http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/cbn-fg-s-revenue-increases-by-29-/110879/  DATE PUBLISHED: 07/03/2012
  5. Buy Nigeria: Law makers approve Innoson vehicles for official use – Vanguard News  http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/buy-nigeria-law-makers-approve-innoson-vehicles-for-official-use/ DATE PUBLISHED: 01/03/2012
  6. Finally, CBN Forex Policies Are Yielding Fruits As Naira Strengthens http://www.leadership.ng/nga/blessing_anaro/17719/2012/02/29/finally_cbn_forex_policies_are_yielding_fruits_naira_strengthens.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 29/02/2012
  7. EEG Has Created Millions of New Jobs, Say Hides, Skins Dealers – Thisdaylive http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/eeg-has-created-millions-of-new-jobs-say-hides-skins-dealers/110292/ DATE PUBLISHED: 28/02/2012
  8. Fuel Subsidy Removal: Palliatives Still Intact as FG Approves N15billion for Buses – Naija Pundit http://www.naijapundit.com/news/fuel-subsidy-removal-palliatives-still-intact-as-fg-approves-n15billion-for-buses DATE PUBLISHED: 23/02/2012
  9. President Jonathan Targets 370,000 Jobs With New Scheme http://www.punchng.com/business/business-economy/fg-targets-370000-new-jobs-this-year-inaugurates-public-works-employment-project/ DATE PUBLISHED: 14/02/2012
  10. FG secures N4.89trn investment commitments http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/01/fg-secures-n4-89trn-investment-commitments/ DATE PUBLISHED: 31/01/2012
  11. P&G inaugurates soap manufacturing plant – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/12/pg-inaugurates-soap-manufacturing-plant/  DATE PUBLISHED: 09/12/2011
  12. Non-Oil Export Earnings Hit 1.5 Billion USD – NEPC http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/business/industry/28147-nigeria-earns-n240b-from-non-oil-exports-in-six-months.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 01/12/2011
  13. Nigeria to earn $85bn from oil –Alison-Madueke • Demands closed session on PIB – Sunnewsonline http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2011/nov/30/national-30-11-2011-0010.html DATE PUBLISHED: 30/11/2011
  14. Nigerian satellites are picture perfect – BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14679166 DATE PUBLISHED: 26/08/2011
  15. Okonjo-Iweala: FG plans spending cuts, 3% budget deficit – Nigerians Abroad http://nigeriansabroadlive.com/okonjo-iweala-fg-plans-spending-cuts-3-budget-deficit/ DATE PUBLISHED: 24/08/2011



  1. N1.13b project to power 14 Akwa Ibom villages http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=162628%3An113b-project-to-power-14-akwa-ibom-villages&catid=1%3Anews&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 16/05/2012
  2. Nigeria receives Japan’s N2b grant for solar energy http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/nigeria-receives-japans-n2b-grant-for-solar-energy/ DATE PUBLISHED: 16/05/2012
  3. NNPC to Build Power Plants in Cluster Zones http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nnpc-to-build-power-plants-in-cluster-zones/115798/ DATE PUBLISHED: 15/05/2012
  4. FG declares 12-month gas supply emergency plan http://www.punchng.com/business/energy/fg-declares-12-month-gas-supply-emergency-plan/ DATE PUBLISHED: 19/04/2012
  5. President Insists on Scheduled Conclusion of Power Reforms http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/president-insists-on-scheduled-conclusion-of-power-reforms/113248/ DATE PUBLISHED: 08/04/2012
  6. Rivers Targets 700 Megawatts Of Electricity http://leadership.ng/nga/articles/21402/2012/04/06/rivers_targets_700_megawatts_electricity.html DATE PUBLISHED: 06/04/2012
  7. Blackout: Jonathan Fires 3 PHCN Chiefs [Thisdaylive] http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/blackout-jonathan-fires-3-phcn-chiefs/112874/ DATE PUBLISHED: 03/04/2012
  8. Nigeria, General Electric sign $10bn MoU on new power plants http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/nigeria-general-electric-sign-10bn-mou-on-new-power-plants/ DATE PUBLISHED: 25/03/2012


  1. Governor Okorocha signs MoU with the government of Kosovo to build IPP http://www.imostateblog.com/2012/03/23/governor-okorocha-signs-mou-with-the-government-of-kosovo/ DATE PUBLISHED: 23/03/2012
  2. FG deregulates electricity •Local govts, communities can now generate, distribute electricity –NERC http://www.punchng.com/news/fg-deregulates-electricity-%E2%80%A2local-govts-communities-can-now-generate-distribute-electricity-nerc/ DATE PUBLISHED: 19/03/2012
  3. States To Begin Electricity Distribution http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/17818/2012/03/01/states_begin_electricity_distribution.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 01/03/2012
  4. Power generation has increased by 40% – Barth Nnaji http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/power-generation-has-increased-by-40-minister/ DATE PUBLISHED: 20/02/2012
  5. Presidency orders Chevron to provide electricity to Delta oil communities -Vanguard News  http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/presidency-orders-chevron-to-provide-electricity-to-delta-oil-communities/ DATE PUBLISHED: 20/02/2012
  6. Power supply to hit 9,000mw in December, Nnaji promises http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/power-supply-to-hit-9000mw-in-december-nnaji-promises/ DATE PUBLISHED: 18/02/2012
  7. NDPHC’s 60MVA transformer boosts supply in Lagos, Ogun – The Nation http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/business/energy/36656-ndphc%E2%80%99s-60mva-transformer-boosts-supply-in-lagos,-ogun.html DATE PUBLISHED: 14/02/2012
  8. Improved electricity supply expected in 3 years – Nnaji http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/improved-electricity-supply-expected-in-3-years-nnaji/ DATE PUBLISHED: 14/02/2012
  9. Power privatization schedule announced: Bidding process would be concluded by third quarter of the year – Daily Times http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/power-privatization-schedule-announced DATE PUBLISHED: 14/02/2012
  10. Ibadan electricity distribution firm inaugurates scratch card payment scheme – Nigerian Tribune http://www.tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/35726-ibadan-electricity-distribution-firm-inaugurates-scratch-card-payment-scheme DATE PUBLISHED: 09/02/2012
  11. FG, Lagos to Deploy Emergency Power Barges – Thisdaylive http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fg-lagos-to-deploy-emergency-power-barges/104304/ DATE PUBLISHED: 05/12/2011
  1. Shiroro to pump 600MW December – Daily Trust http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=148876:shiroro-to-pump-600mw-december&catid=1:news&Itemid=2 DATE PUBLISHED: 30/11/2011
  2. Nigeria Signs $1.5B Electricity Financing Deal With The US http://www.alloexpat.com/nigeria_expat_forum/us-nigeria-sign-1-5-billion-electricity-financing-deal-t14382.html   DATE PUBLISHED: 19/10/2011
  3. Power generation rises to 4,242Mw – Vanguard news http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/09/power-generation-rises-to-4242mw/ DATE PUBLISHED: 20/09/2011
  4. World Bank approves $82m for Kainji dam – Vanguard Newspapers http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/08/world-bank-approves-82m-for-kainji-dam/ DATE PUBLISHED: 29/08/2011
  5. Power Bulk Trading Finally Takes Off – Thisdaylive http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/power-bulk-trading-finally-takes-off/96587/ DATE PUBLISHED: 17/08/2011


  1. Almajiri school, promise kept http://www.tribune.com.ng/index.php/industry/39703-almajiri-school-promise-kept DATE PUBLISHED: 24/04/2012
  2. FG earmarks N5 billion for Almajiri school system programme http://www.tribune.com.ng/sun/news/6942-fg-earmarks-n5-billion-for-almajiri-school-system-programme  DATE PUBLISHED: 08/04/2012
  3. Police get own varsity http://www.punchng.com/news/police-get-own-varsity/ DATE PUBLISHED: 04/04/2012
  4. FG Approves Establishment Of 400 Almajiri Schools – Leadership Newspapers http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/16667/2012/02/17/fg_approves_establishment_400_almajiri_schools.html DATE PUBLISHED: 17/02/2012
  5. More Universities Approved http://www.punchng.com/news/fec-approves-five-private-varsities-n25b-for-buses/ DATE PUBLISHED: 23/02/2012


  1. President Goodluck Jonathan makes Time’s 100 Most Influential Persons List http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2111975_2111976_2112110,00.html DATE PUBLISHED: 18/04/2012
  2. 12,000 ex-militants enrolled in universities http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/21851/2012/04/12/12000_exmilitants_enrolled_universities_special_adviser.html DATE PUBLISHED: 12/04/2012
  3. Freedom of Information Act unprecedented in Nigerian history http://saharareporters.com/news-page/jonathan-signs-freedom-information-law DATE PUBLISHED: 31/05/2011
  4. Ex-militant returns from US as Marine Engineer – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/03/ex-militant-returns-from-us-as-marine-engineer/  DATE PUBLISHED: 24/03/2012
  5. Jonathan: “The Protection of Nigerians everywhere is a priority” http://nationalmirroronline.net/news/33775.html  DATE PUBLISHED: 12/03/2012
  6. Breaking News: South Africa apologizes over Nigerian deportations – Associated Press http://www.punchng.com/news/south-africa-apologises-to-nigeria-for-deportation-of-citizens/ DATE PUBLISHED: 08/03/2012
  7. FG deports another 16 South Africans -The Punch http://www.punchng.com/news/fg-deports-another-16-south-africans/ DATE PUBLISHED: 07/03/2012
  8. Jonathan, Sambo, govs to pay tax on personal emoluments – Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/02/jonathan-sambo-govs-to-pay-tax-on-personal-emoluments/ DATE PUBLISHED: 28/02/2012
  9. Solution To Chevron Gas Explosion In Sight: Community Leaders, Youths Laud Petroleum Minister’s Visit http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/nvnews/83022/1/bayelsa-gas-fire-alison-madueke-commits-to-rapid-r.html DATE PUBLISHED: 17/02/2012
  10. Jonathan: I can’t be distracted by terrorists – Daily Trust http://allafrica.com/stories/201108300929.html DATE PUBLISHED: 30/08/2011



After reading this, please ask your governors, senators, representatives, assemblymen, LG chairmen and councillors what they have achieved in the last one year because Nigeria operates federal government with a 3-tier revenue mobilization, allocation and fiscal system. The report ABOVE is mostly federal government-focused.

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TransformationWatch is an online news site founded by Henry Omoregie It is focused on keeping tabs on the Transformation Agenda set out by the Nigerian leadership in the Local, State and Federal Governments. My mission is to observe, analyze and report milestones or slowdowns in promised service delivery in all the facets of governance in Nigeria (2011 and beyond). Readership is open to all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria alike, regardless of Tribe, Religion or Political divide. We are all in this together


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