Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Jonathan's poll rating reaches alltime high

07 October 2014, 10:15Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - About a quarter of the local adult population approves President Goodluck Jonathan’s job performance in the past one month.

This is according to findings of latest governance poll results released by NOIPolls for the month of September 2014, which establish monthly trend analysis reveal the current result represents the highest rating in the 21-month period that the think-tank commenced its monthly governance polls.

According to NOIPolls, monthly job approval ratings are typically affected/influenced by key events that may have occurred during the month of review; key events in September include successes recorded by the Nigerian military over Boko Haram insurgents and the effective response of the government with respect to the Ebola Virus Disease.

A total of 74 percent of adult Nigerians approved of Jonathan’s performance while on the other hand, 14 percent of the respondents disapproved as 12 percent were neutral as they neither approved nor disapproved.

An assessment of the President’s performance on key elements of his transformation agenda revealed that he achieved a very good rating (4) in Agriculture & Food Security for the first time since January 2014.

Also Read:Jonathan to launch Edo power project

More findings reveal that 52 percent of adult Nigerians surveyed reported that power supply to their households had improved within the last one month.

Conversely, 35 percent of the respondents were of the view that power supply to their households had remained bad and/or it had gone worse while 13 percent claimed their power supply had neither improved nor worsened over the past one month.

Analyzing the President’s performance rating by geo-political zones revealed that the South-East zone had the largest portion of respondents who approved of the President’s job performance with 89 percent. This is followed by the North-East zone with 79 percent and the South-West zone has 77 percent. In addition, there are variances by gender; more female (77 percent) than male respondents (69 percent) approved of the President’s job performance in September 2014.

The opinion poll was conducted in the week of September 27.

It involved telephone interviews of a random nationwide sample.

A total of 1 000 randomly selected phone-owning Nigerians aged 18 years and above, representing the six geopolitical zones in the country were interviewed.

“With a sample of this size, we can say with 95 percent confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise - within a range of ± 3 percent,” NOIPolls stated.

– CAJ News


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...