Jonathan :No Dialogue Going On Yet With Boko Haram



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President Goodluck Jonathan has declared  that there is no dialogue going on with Boko Haram sect yet.The president made this revelation during the Presidential Media Chat Sunday night.He said the group was still operating under cover wearing mask.

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Newsdiaryonline captured the president’s comment in its tweet thus: “Boko Haram is still operating under cover ,wearing mask, ..no dialogue is going on anywhere .Presently there is no dialogue between Boko Haram and government”

The president once again failed to confirm whether he will run for a second term but he said four years may not be enough to implement policies.


President Jonathan also clarified the status of Manitoba’s contract with PHCN. Jonathan said Manitoba’s contract has not been cancelled.

Read below highlights of the president’s statements during the chat as captured in the tweets by Newsdiaryonline

 

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Why is it that we had so many private people in the aviation sector but after some time , it collapsed..we are giving incentives…Jonathan

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The (educational) system started dropping a long time ago

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We must push our educational system to where it should be

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We have taken quite a number of steps on education

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Obama’s victory, the best thing to have happened to a Black Man

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In Nigeria, the mortgage system is not working

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Lagos- Ibadan express road is the busiest road and we will intervene on that road

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On Benin Ore road:Jonathan will be the best president..We will fix Benin ore road, just wait..Jonathan

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odi and Boko Haram? In odi people that died were old men, old women.None of the militants did.The attack on Odi never solved militancy prob

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When they say this amount is for food in the state house, it is definitely not to feed the president and his family

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:There is a lot of misconception about the state house or the villa(about the feeding amounts etc)

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Boko Haram is still operating under cover wearing mask, ..no dialogue is going on anywhere

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On Boko Haram and dialogue:Presently there is no dialogue between Boko Haram and govt.

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Nigerians will soon know “Jonathan and his team mean well for this country”-Jonathan

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43.3billion Dollars is Nigeria’s foreign reserve and we are growing

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The challenges have to do with insecurity.. we never thought it will get to this level so our security infrastructure( is battling to cope)

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The future of this country is quite bright

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On corruption, Halliburton.. it is better to be slow to do the right thing..

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I wouldnt want to go into national assembly cases.. Basically monetization is good, but the issue is with the implementation

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You expect a direct to buy a car to run round this country?It is very complex

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Bayelsa state is very rural state, we don’t even have houses and you are telling me to sell houses to commissioners.. it will not work

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The key thing about monetization policy:Monetization policy is good..

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I have never promised to reduce poverty.I promised to create wealth

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We have done very well in terms of fighting corruption

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I believe the effort this govt has putin in terms of fighting corruption, I don’t think any other person has don it

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I told Aganga that Nigerians are not comfortable with the oil industry and there was an audit

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The oil industry, all over the world the extractive industry is always associated withall kinds of corruption

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Fertilizer issue also sanitized,says Jonathan

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For us to have done that we must have dealt with political corruption

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we had free and fair elections in Ondo,Edo..

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First and foremost is to sanitize the election

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Are you fighting corruption? This government is fighting corruption and the results are obvious

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There is positive trend everywhere..the private sector is expanding.On textile, the textile industry is coming up

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Farming is a big business.. we are commercializing farming and we are encouraging young people to go in

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Our farmers are getting old

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Talks about SURE AND WIN projects to encourage young people

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On jobs, you cannot get jobs overnight…

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Finally the relevant agencies will tell us who owns it, Mr President doesn’t know who owns it-Jonathan

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There are issues , so all I did was to invite the governors .. and urged them to stop the media hype..they are working on it

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Btw Kogi and Anambra who own the oil well? It is not only Kogi and Anambra, Enugu is also interested-Jonathan

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My vice president is from Kaduna but no company from Kaduna met up the criteria

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Former head of state or not it will not affect the process(of their involvement in business)

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We did not cancel Manitoba’s contract

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Jonathan says”Manitoba’s contract has not been revoked”

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Manitoba’s contract,what is the status:Manitoba’s contract has not been revoked

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We will do our best to make sure the queue is reduced

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Any time there is a change in policy there is always fuel queue

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Four years is a very short term before you make an impact.. wait until 2014

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It is too early to ask a sitting president whether he will contest or not

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Mimiko was in PDP bfore,it is more like a PDP family divided into two

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In Edo and Ondo, we contested against incumbents

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It is even dangerous for this country if PDP controls all the states

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PDP is doing wonderfully well

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on the $80 or not oil benchmark for the budget..Jonathan said Okonjo Iweala’s position is “professionally done”

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Executive and parliament may differ “but that does not mean we are boxing each other”

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There is nowhere in the world where there is no disagreement between executive and parliament…The president has power over the cabinet

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..Mr President will not influence any thing to favour Bayelsa state..

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I have directed all relevant agencies to go and do their work professionally and present their report to vice president

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On the Rivers vs Bayelsa Boundary question:..It is very very sensitive area

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But the president seems to have avoided answering the question:will you run?

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If we are are able to sanitize the electoral system, the double tenure is ok

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Nigerians believe the best thing is to maintain the double tenure

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Are you running again? We believe if you avoid this second tenure issue you will reduce tension..

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That it is too early for the president to make comments on the constitution

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He says he will like to keep quiet and let Nigerians talk on the ammendments they want on the contitution

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Media chat:Jonathan says he will not like to dictate to the national assembly on constitution review

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