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Goodluck Jonathan's first interview (2010)

April 13th, 2012
08:03 AM ET

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  1. George Bassey

    Great interview with president Jonathan !But I still can't wait to see performance on the Energy/Power issue in Nigeria ,the minute he gets it right he will have a smooth ride for reelection and growing economy .Every other conference and seminar talk is all hot air,Our senators are to corrupt to think about bettering Nigeria ,

    April 27, 2012 at 6:03 am | Reply
  2. George Bassey

    Welcome back Christiane , hope talk to President Jonathan to perform on power our productive industries are getting to expensive to run with fraudulent fuel subsidy petro and deisel .the cabal guys are feeding fat on our savinggs

    April 27, 2012 at 6:08 am | Reply
  3. Scotfree Hansen

    Its nice to have you Back, Christine, where have you been.
    I hope to here more of you, pls help tell the Nigerian president that time is running out .
    People are loosing their cool, secuirity is bad, bombings everywhere, economy is stagnant.
    We are tense. Pls pray for Nigeria.

    May 15, 2012 at 8:39 am | Reply
  4. 9thmile

    The president should be man enough to look into her eyes while answering questions.

    January 22, 2013 at 11:51 am | Reply
  5. Alois Saint-Martin

    Mali is not Mexico ! ( Even Mexico isn't " Mexico " ? ) Mali is not Indian Country ! The Inhabitants of North Africa should be allowed to work out their Socio-Political and Socio-Cultural Destinies for Themselves ! Support the Arab Winter !
    Down with Austerity !
    Down with the " Global Community " !

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    January 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  6. Eche Amos

    Thank you,Amampour. But one question i wanna ask my president is this: how can he explain to Nigerians the continuous neglect of the OND certificate during recruitement into organizations,be it Government or private? Once there is an advert for employment,the next thing that follows is 'the minimum qualification is HND'. Do you look at the certificate or the applicant's capability? Everyone cannot and musn't be a university degree holder before being considered for employment,besides,the poverty in our land makes it pretty hard for all to go to the university.

    January 22, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Reply
    • Busuyi Oloye

      OND is just a 2yr college, therefore, where professionals are required, you cant expect to hire OND degree holder. That's a no brainer question

      January 23, 2013 at 9:17 am | Reply
  7. Eche Amos

    Thank you,Amanpour. But one question i wanna ask my president is this: how can he explain to Nigerians the continuous neglect of the OND certificate during recruitement into organizations,be it Government or private? Once there is an advert for employment,the next thing that follows is 'the minimum qualification is HND'. Do you look at the certificate or the applicant's capability? Everyone cannot and musn't be a university degree holder before being considered for employment,besides,the poverty in our land makes it pretty hard for all to go to the university.

    January 22, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Reply
  8. Michael Ijere

    Jonathan is doing far better than all his predecessors joined together , in a diverse country of so much historical bad governance, it's good to see visible action on a new Hi Speed Train network, improvement in Electricity and in Federal roads while contending with Islamic Terrorism, if he stays the course, Nigeria will be out of the woods

    January 23, 2013 at 8:01 am | Reply
    • Busuyi Oloye

      You are definitely not talking about Nigerian president, are you?

      January 23, 2013 at 9:19 am | Reply
    • kunmi akinade

      with current pace and method, GEJ will require centuries to deliver any worthwhile goodies to an average Nigeria, though it took him minutes to remove subsidy elements of the remianing regulated petroleum product (DPKK and AGO) ) on January 1st 2012, which was successfully managed by his predecessors (including the military) since time immemorial

      January 23, 2013 at 10:25 am | Reply
  9. Busuyi Oloye

    Amanpour, in case you view this page before you host Nigerian President, please can you ask him why does he have almost a hundred of committee and subcommittee on every issues yet none of those committees have provided any solutions to the problem they were created? I hope he wont set up a committee to look into my question should you ask him.

    January 23, 2013 at 9:22 am | Reply
  10. kunmi akinade

    I have watched you since 1991 from Moscow during operation "Desert Storm" need to add that u have set new standards, keep it up.
    Please I'm interested in knowing what does our President Goodluck Jonathan want Nigerians to remember him for, come May 29 2015. Is President Goodluck Jonathan planning to seek or will accept an offer to seek re-election and for what purpose?

    January 23, 2013 at 9:39 am | Reply
  11. Mariah Ibrahim Sambo

    Thank you christine for giving the world an opporturnity to see our president express the great progress he is yet to achieve in Nigeria

    January 26, 2013 at 10:47 am | Reply
  12. amadi from libreville gabon

    i will thank you with all my heart for giving me a chance to talk with you,at least to let him know the most important thing he need to know,a child can advice an elder because everybody was once a child,only if he can be heard,please i want you to tell our president that effort without securit is nothing,we need lite in our country to make allthings right,at least we can be respected in other countries,many of nigerians are in the jungle because of electricite,some have strienth,power,god bless us with all,everything but,but,please tell them to use what we have to plane us a better future,not all nigerians like to be insult outside nigeria,

    January 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  13. Esther

    I am finding it hard 2 watch d interview,it is nt loads.kindly help

    March 31, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Reply
  14. weyinmi

    its clearly obvious Goodluck Jonathan had no plans for Nigerians even before Yar' Adua passed on. the interview with christine a couple of months back was clearly a waste of precious time (as far as i'm concerned) things seems not to have changed for the better. christine's investigation weeks later says it all (a whole lot of Nigerians would agree to that). No electricity -maunfacturing coys are folding up. security on the LOW -Boko Hararam in the North East,fulani vs tiv land disputes in the manbilla plateau,kidnapping in the South-West,South-East and South-South parts of the country. Unemployment need not be over emphasised here with the former issues raised. The President isn't disturbed with all the numerous problems plaguing the Nigerian Nation but is more concerned with the current fightings within the PDP and 2015 elections.

    September 4, 2013 at 11:07 am | Reply
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