SEE How Nigerians Reacted To Jonathan Being Called “An Ineffectual Buffoon” By The Economist

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Some Nigerians on Twitter have called for the boycott of The Economist magazine for calling former President Goodluck Jonathan an “ineffectual buffoon”.

The Economist made the disparaging remark in an article titled ‘Nigeria’s economy Crude tactics’.

The article, which ripped President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic policies to shreds, particularly the decision to protect Nigeria’s “dwindling hard-currency reserves by blocking imports” and pegging the official exchange rates at 197-199 to the dollar, blamed the Jonathan administration for squandering the country’s foreign reserves, which it noted, could have served as a buffer to cushion the effects of crashing oil prices.

However, the part that irked supporters and non-supporters alike of Dr. Jonathan was the part where the magazine seemingly disrespected a former president of the world’s largest black nation on earth.

“In the eight months since Mr Buhari arrived at Aso Rock, the presidential digs, the homicidal jihadists of Boko Haram have been pushed back into the bush along Nigeria’s borders”, The Economist said.

“The government has cracked down on corruption, which had flourished under the previous president, Goodluck Jonathan, an ineffectual buffoon who let politicians and their cronies fill their pockets with impunity”, it added.

As expected, Nigerians showed their disapproval on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/nnaemy2001/status/692906507776696321

https://twitter.com/ioses_/status/692895525452931073

https://twitter.com/zebbook/status/692808921375993856

10 COMMENTS

  1. I think the writer who called him that should be stupid. Fulani herdsmen struck twice in Ekiti State this month alone. The charade that is called anti corruption move is for those who refused to join the party in power. It is like self deceit as far as I am concerned . It is not wise for an international magazine like the ECONOMIST to slot its nose into this.

  2. The Economist editor is a disgrace! Instead of making investigations and making publications based on evidence, you rely on what Lai Mohammed said and take it as gospel? Did he provide any proof to back that up?
    So they cannot pass a message without insulting an ex-president of a country. Its not just an insult to him but to all those who voted for him and those he governed for those years. Literally to all of us!

    • What do you call a man who presided over a regime that wantonly and recklessly squandered Nigeria’s money? No wonder some Nigerians want him to be flogged at the village square in Otuoke before being sent to jail!

  3. The editorial board of the Economist is peopled by depraved bigots. How dare you insult an ex-president in that manner?!!! Why didn’t you insult Tony Blair in that way after the Iraq War debacle? Its because GEJ is African isn’t it? Let all the gods of our land spoil your careers!!! ‘Ndi ara’!!!

  4. The writer of the so called Economist must be mentally sick and frustrated . If you can call GEJ an ineffectual buffoon ,then what will you call those international communities that are giving him awards all over the world? Don’t you think they are the biggest ineffectual buffoons for giving a so called buffoon awards,which I believe your country men are part of those giving him the awards? All the rubbish,stupid and evils things donald trump has been insulting Africans,have you given him a name? “RACIST LIKE YOU” If you don’t have better things to write about why not go and hang yourself. Ineffectual buffoon economist writer! I dey laff you, hahahaha!

  5. barry ,IT IS PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO CALL EVERY PRESIDENT D WORST , U CALLED IBB D WORST , OBJ D WORST , YAR , ADUA D WORST ABACHA D WORST , SOAM NOT SURPRISED U,RE CALLING D HERO JONATHAN D WORST . BUT AM GLAD , THOSE OF U WHO ARE CRITICISING , AND CALLING FOR BIG JONATHAN TO BE CRUCIFIED , IF UR FATHERS , UNCLES ,BROTHERS , AND URSELVES WERE ON THAT SEAT , YOU WOUNDN,T HV DONE BETTER AT ALL . D ECONOMIST CAN SAY WHAT EVER , IT DOESN,T CHANGE WHAT EVER RESPECT AND LOVE WE HAVE 4 DIS DIGNIFIED IJAW SON . AFTER ALL NO PRESIDENT HAS BEING GOOD IN NIGERIA SINCE 1979 . SHIKENAH

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