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Saturday, 09 February 2013 15:41

Jonathan And His Three Media Musketeers!

Written by Taiwo Lawrence Adeyemi.
Doyin Okupe and Reuben Abati. Doyin Okupe and Reuben Abati. photo:punch

"As you inch towards the ultimate in life. Lessons are meant to learn in the highest level of administration"


Welcome to Nigeria's seat of power [Aso Rock Presidential Vila] media musketeers, where critics of Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan [writers, social commentators and opposition political parties] are sent to the cleaners by the president three media musketeers; Reuben Abati, Labaran Maku, and Doyin Okupe. The trio are so proficient in their media counter attacks that one wonders if President Goodluck Jonathan will be Nigeria's president for life. Reuben Abati's tweeting, Labaran Maku's press releases and Doyin Okupe's press briefings.



May be president Goodluck Jonathan should have look for someone like Cassius Longinus; described as a "Living Library and A Walking Museum", and the three media musketeers should red the biography of Cassius Longinus, and learn the rudiments of becoming a  good adviser, as this will aid them in their respective advise to the President Goodluck Jonathan.



In his tweets, Reuben Abati is always attacking perceived and imaginary enemies of the president/ Reuben Abati who once command my respect [I was even contemplating meeting him before his appointment to write a forward of my upcoming book "Nigeria; My Country, My Hopes"] but with hs recent outbursdt on Twitter, I have confine Reuben Abati into the confine of a forgotten mentor. During his days as th Editorial Chairman, Guardian

Newspaper, I look forward each day to read Guardian Newspaper Editorial. A man who once carve a nich for himself on the terrain of Nigeria media and is about leaving a rich footprints, has suddenly plummeted into the dustbin of Nigeria media footprints history. Abati's "Hypocrisy of Yesterdays Men" is a sheer insults!



As for Doyin Oupe, the fear of EFCC is the beginning of wisdom. With his current travails with Benue State government over alleged contract scandal and non-performance of job and possible arrest by the EFCC. It is indeed not surprising seeing Doyin Okupe doing a yeoman's job having previously serve Olusegun Obasanjo as a Media  aide.



Labran Maku, Nigeria's Minister of Information couldn't have done otherwise. He has continue to use the once most revere ministry under Professor Dora Akuyili, to denigrate Jonathan's critics [perceived or imaginary]. He has to effectively counter ACN's effective media propaganda. Labaran Maku will want Nigerians to forget history as Nigerians  rarely remembers HISTORY!

Nigeria's Information Minister, Labaran Maku photo:omg


President Jonathan has not only fumbled and wobbled he has waffled, a close look at his two years in the saddle of Nigeria's affairs as a ruler, his performances is nothing to write about. No significant performer and achievement in all segments and sector of Nigeria. The most alarming monsters; CORRUPTION and UNEMPLOYMENT remain untamed! YOUWIN, SURE-P, EFCC, ICPC and The Judiciary, has remain a toothless Alsatian dog that can neither bark nor bite.



By next year 2014, Nigeria will be celebrating here 100th year as an entity and in all these, it has been woes upon woes afflicted on the hapless citizens of Nigeria by the her rulers. The trio of Jonathan Media musketeers is creating a media rhythm danceable to all; Reuben Abati on Twitter, Jonathan on Facebook, Doyin Okupe on Press Briefings, and Labara Maku on Press Releases!



And the president making it known on Facebook that he has started creating jobs maybe for; Gravediggers, Kidnappers, 419, Human Parts sellers, Prostitutes and Kid laborers.


Can the media war unleashed by President Jonathan's three media musketeers sway votes for him in 2015? "To your tents, Nigerians in 2015."


Again, I await Reuben Abati's accusations of malapropism!


Taiwo Lawrence Adeyemi.

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