Photos from President Jonathan’s daughter’s white wedding
The couple got gifts of over 60 brand new cars as presents from what a close source told me. ‘Bastardly rich’ Nigerians fell over themselves to give presents.
Chai! There was a group of orange-scarved women who caused a stampede in the hall after the wedding rushing for gifts and stuff! Wetin? People nor get shame? The presents given to the guests were magnifique! Not anything ostentatious but just cool.
The one of its kind glamourous wedding, was said to have attracted the high and mighty who despite their societal status, struggled with security men to enter the hall and get a glimpse of the happenings.
President Jonathan’s Lavish Gold-plated iPhones For Daughter’s Wedding
A Twitter picture of a set of gold-plated iPhones lavishly customized by a UK-based jewelry designer for President Goodluck Jonathan as gifts for his adopted daughter’s wedding have enraged Nigerian citizens who question the unconscionable use of public funds.
While the presidency has denied the phones, however, the designer has confirmed them, claiming they are merely his own gifts.
Some commentators have also questioned the illegal and reckless use of the national emblem on the phones, giving that the wedding, which began last weekend, was a private event.
Before the commencement of the wedding, the wife of governor of Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State had sent out a text message asking participants to shell out N550, 000 each to buy textile prints known as “Aso Ebi’.
There were many takers of that offer, as well-connected Nigerians seemed to be falling over each other to demonstrate their loyalty to Mr. Jonathan.
SaharaReporters’s sources also noted that the Ministry of Women Affairs was also asked to seek the support of friendly state governors and federal officials for the wedding event.
The biggest controversy of the wedding emerged from a photo of the gold-plated iPhones, which was designed by a UK-based jewelry magnate, Michael A—malivelihoodluxury.com—which uses the Twitter handle @malivelihood. It would be recalled that a similar set of phones allegedly ordered by the presidency last year from a company for Nigeria’s centenary celebration was officially denied.
When SaharaReporters received photos of the gold plated iPhones, we posted it our timeline on Facebook, but a source at the presidency claimed that it “photoshopped.”
Since we lacked independent confirmation, we therefore issued a retraction as a sign of good faith.
A few minutes after our Facebook apology, we reached out to designer Michael A, as a cursory look at his Twitter timeline showed he had been deleting recent updates.
He however claimed the phones were a gift that hadn’t even reached the beneficiaries yet because they were too busy.