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NIGERIA: Praise-Singing Competition for Jonathan

 No day passes at the National Conference without a new adjective being added to the ones already used in paying tribute to President Goodluck Jonathan for making the national dialogue a reality.  It has now become common thing for delegates to begin debate at the conference by first describing President Jonathan in different adjectives.

Some of the commonly used adjectives  range from, “A nationalist, patriotic leader, visionary, dynamic, pragmatic sincere and humble leader as well as gender sensitive President… Some have said it was a subtle move to gain the attention of the President’s men and possibly to get considered for ministerial appointments or other board positions. One of those who rose against this praise singing was the former Police boss, Alhaji Mohammed Gambo-Jimeta, when he cautioned that, “a wise Head of State should be very weary of praise singers.”

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