Reno’s Weekly Tweets: President Jonathan’s special assistant takes to Twitter to set the records straight (SCREENSHOT)

by Rachel Ogbu

Last week, Nigeria received significant bad publicity in the media; from terrorism to fraud… nothing out of the ordinary, well until the country was placed in a report as number one as the worst place to be born in 2013.

Reno Omokri, the special assistant to the president on New Media sent out a series of tweets to discuss almost all the issues and bring some clarity to the bad press this week.

In one tweet, Omokri addressed the ‘enemy’ directly:

“Recently some bitter person has been circulating manipulative tweets and FB messages maligning the current admin. I will address them in as much detail as I can with facts,” Omokri tweeted.

On Nigeria purportedly being ‘the worst country in the world to be born in’ in 2013, as rated by the EIU this just is not true.

There are 193 nations on earth (see The EIU rated only 80 of them ( see

That’s not what the KPMG report said. Please read a more balanced reportage on VOA here ( )”


On other issues:






On the issues addressed, Omokri said despite the awful reports, Nigeria was doing well, again attacking the ‘failed politician’ whom he believes is responsible for these negative reports.

“It is the easiest thing to run down your nation because of bitterness as a result of failed political expectations but Nigeria is our only country.

Be careful about those who because of bitterness spend their time looking for the negative things and suppressing positive things.

An example of a positive thing is the report by the Clinton foundation that Nigeria is one of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies.”

Could this be Round 2?

READ: You’re a hypocrite: President Jonathan’s special assistant goes on the offensive against El Rufai on Twitter

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