Thursday, April 19, 2012

Goodluck is one of TIMES 100 most influential persons

TIME’s 100 most Influential persons: They are the people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world. Meet the breakouts, pioneers, moguls, leaders and icons who make up this year's TIME 100

I laughed in Mandarin when I saw this.
 I thought he was there for presiding over the most number of violent civilian deaths under a democratic government in Nigeria (influential doesn’t have to be positive you know - e.g. Hitler). 
I laughed more when I read the preface given by none other than Sirleaf Johnson. I almost wondered if she was talking about someone else.

This is what President Sirleaf Johnson has to say about him:

“In two short years, President Jonathan has shown the same dexterity he demonstrated as governor of Bayelsa, the same ability to find the remedies to the many complexities of running a nascent democracy. He has spearheaded the fight against corruption and turned Nigeria into an example of good governance. He has also made a significant impact on consolidating peace and security in West Africa. From the onset of our own crisis, Liberia has benefitted from the support of Nigeria. President Jonathan not only upheld the trend but added to it. With leaders like President Jonathan, Africa is sure to move toward prosperity, freedom and dignity for all of its people”.

I threw my hands up in the air at the last sentence. Really? I wish we could say  “He has also made a significant impact on consolidating peace and security IN NIGERIA”. Sic.

p.s. This is where I miss Nigeria. I’m sure all the dailies will be filled with congratulatory messages from his sycophants. And worse he now has a reason to puff at his naysayers and say ‘this prophet is not admired in his own home’ then relax and do even less than he is doing.

Click here to see the rest 99.

Click here to check out The All-time TIME 100 of all time (mouthful isn't it?)


  1. you know, i saw the headline *i assume somewhere on linda ikeji's blog lol* and thought, who in the hell put that guy there and what is their justification? SMH

  2. I give up!!!
    and here i was, thinking the "bribe" thing only works in Nigeria

  3. *shaking my head seriously*
    Hmm, it is well o!

  4. I no longer take the Times 100 most influential people seriously. Some of the names they come up with are questionable.

    The whole selection process and criteria appears to be a joke. No surprises then for Goodluck making the list.

  5. I join you in laughing in Mandarin. On facebook, someone gave an assumption about why they think GEJ made the list. Because I'm too lazy, I will just copy and paste it here. It kinda makes sense.

    FB status:"Ok, at least it makes a tinge of sense to me now. Patting myself on the back for my pseudo investigative reporting;) Times is owned by Rupert Murdoch, Rupert has partnerships with General Electric. General Electric signs deal with Nigeria for $10billion. President of Nigeria gets named Most Influential in Times (along with Rupert). Times is just another Ovation;) Pay to play. #FollowTheMoney. You heard it here first."

  6. Dirty politics. There's more to this than meets the eye.
    We all have brains and cannot be fooled.

  7. Mo wa shocked! But this guy seems to have a lot of potential. Is he surrounded by the right people??

  8. hmmm i cant believe this.

  9. I assumed TIME made the nominations but Goodlucks FB made it seem it was by public votes. Either way, epic fail.

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  11. Sirleaf must be high on crack, which yeye peace is she talking about...the suicice bombings or the kidnaping...I follow laugh in mandarin, japanese laugh join self....mtscheew

  12. Influential? Probably from a diplomatic point of view. Other than that, he needs to start cleaning house and getting rid of people that are impeding the success of the nation rather than negotiating with them and such nonsense. Carry a big stick jo.



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