Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah scrambles to cover up certificate forgery scandal

Stella Oduah
Stella Oduah

Embattled Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, and her associates have spent the last several hours scrambling to clean up the minister’s biographies on the Internet, following allegations that she lied about her academic qualifications, PREMIUM TIMES can report today.

Latest revision of Stella Oduah's Wikipedia Page (Revised January 7, 2014 at 4:21 Nigerian time)
Latest revision of Stella Oduah’s Wikipedia Page (Revised January 7, 2014 at 4:21 Nigerian time)

News website, SaharaReporters, had Monday quoted authorities at St. Paul’s College, where Mrs. Oduah claimed she studied for Bachelor and Masters degrees, as saying they did not award her an MBA at anytime as the university does not  even have a graduate school or graduate programme.

The minister is yet to respond to the allegations. Efforts by PREMIUM TIMES to get her to comment for this story were unsuccessful.

Joe Obi, her special assistant on media, did not answer or return calls.

Yakubu Datti, the spokesperson of the aviation agencies, who usually speak for her, said he was not aware of the allegation against the minister, and that he would revert after consulting the minister. He is yet to do so as at the time of publishing this.

However, this  newspaper has observed an attempt by the minister and her aides to revise her profiles on the web with a view to cleaning up any reference to St. Paul’s College in her history.

Already, Mrs. Oduah’s biography on the website of the Ministry of Aviation has been revised, with references to St. Paul’s College now wiped out.

Stella Oduah's new bio without a university
Stella Oduah’s new bio without a university

“Oduah-Ogiemwonyi received her Bachelors and Masters Degree (in Accounting and Business Administration respectively) in the United States,” the new profile said of Mrs. Oduah’s education, without any reference to the university she attended.

The Wikipedia page of the minister was also edited and it now has no reference to the university Mrs. Oduah attended. The last edit on the Wikipedia page was done at 14:41 p.m. Nigerian time.

All links and reference materials on the Wikipedia page capable of linking the minister to the university that has disowned her have also been deleted.

Even the minister’s personal website  has been reviewed to remove any reference to St. Paul’s College.

While the links leading to Mrs. Oduah’s foundation and photographs remain active, the other principal link, which should lead to her history page, has been deactivated.

It’s unclear whether it was being edited at the backend when PREMIUM TIMES visited the site.

Mrs. Oduah had in a resume she presented to the Senate as a ministerial nominee in 2011 indicated that she obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from St. Paul’s College Lawrenceville, Virginia, United States.

Stella Oduah's new Wikipedia page without a university
Stella Oduah’s new Wikipedia page without a university

But SaharaReporters quoted the President of the college as saying his university had never in its 125-year history had a graduate school or graduate program.

The Provost Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the Vice President of Institutional Development said in response to the website’s inquiries, “We don’t offer any graduate programs here.”

The school’s website also indicates clearly that Saint Paul’s College awards only baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degrees.

It is not clear yet whether the minister received an undergraduate degree from the college as she claimed.  SaharaReporters said Dr. Claud Flythe, the college’s current president was unable to confirm that claim because the college had been closed since June 2013 after it lost accreditation.

Mrs. Oduah had since October being enmeshed in a a N255million armoured cars scandal in which she was accused of compelling an agency under her supervision, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to buy her two exotic bullet cars at clearly inflated prices.

The purchase of the cars generated outrage for weeks because its cost was inflated, and it was neither listed in the government-approved budget nor did it comply with the Nigeria’s public procurement law.

The House of Representatives has since asked President Goodluck Jonathan to sack the minister but the president has failed to act.

UPDATE 1: Minister Oduah has intensified her cover-up schemes. After our initial report at 2:09 p.m. Nigerian time, the minister has returned to revise her Wikipedia page multiple times. The latest revision was done at 4:21 p.m. Nigerian time. A link to an interview she granted Encomium Magazine now leads to a 404 error on that website.

UPDATE 2:  An apparently troubled Minister Oduah has however not remembered to revise her official Facebook page. It still has St. Paul’s as the college she attended.

It appears her handler only remembered to edit her profile page only removing all traces of St. Paul’s College from the account.

See below screenshots of her unedited Facebook page and her Facebook profile (after the revision).

Stella Oduah's Facebook Page after the revision
Stella Oduah’s Facebook Page. Yet  to be revised
Stella Oduah's Facebook page after the revision
Stella Oduah’s Facebook profile page after the revision

  • TRUTH MASTER

    This woman again? She would have saved herself this trouble if she had resigned in the wake of the vehicle scandal in which she was a star player. Now, her undignified tenacity has fetched her more odium. That’s the way the cookie crumbles!

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      Which cookie crumbles? Not with GEJ in power,nothing’ll happen as usual

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        How are we sure of GEJ’s certifications.

        Did you remember when Uniport replaced his certificate?

        • esaulogbon

          Good question bro… we were only told he has PhD…

          • paul preston

            his certs are authentic else your hating brothers and co would have written about it.You can hate the man but one thing is sure he is the preaident now and by God’s grace he will serve till 2019 with or without your support.What is OBJ,Tinubu’s qualification can they vouch for their certs?Nigeria is bigger than any of you and that is the beuty of democracy.Minority can have their hate but the majority will have their way.We will return GEJ in 2015 come what may.

        • paul preston

          it means you are not sure of your certificate too

          • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

            Mine was never replaced.

          • Avaratsons

            Nothing is SURE in 9JA. I love SOCIAL MEDIA … this is TRUE FREEDOM … ride comrades !!!

          • paul preston

            do you have at all?

          • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

            Whatever you think.

          • paul preston

            it was a simple question,but I do not think all that matters is having a cert it is what you do out of that acquired knowledge that matters.In this case GEJ with the way he has handle the affairs of Nigeria,including wicked criticism has shown that he has good gray matter upstairs

  • Oleku

    Honourable Stella Oduah is going no where. Tinubu forged a toronto certificate and nothing happened–only Igbos are always the victims in one ‘oil’ Nigeria–SaharaReporters should investigate the degrees of Femi-Kayode, Fashola ati Oshiomhole too. Why only Igbos? We will never continue to play the second fiddle in naija–best thing is to split. Lets go our separate ways-biko.

    Amalgamation expired midnight 1 January, 2014!

    • luke twain

      See ur big mouth! Am sure Salisu Buhari is also Ibo.

      • esaulogbon

        Eboes are certificate forgers… go to Aba… in their business centers they print all certificates of any foreign universities… 419 people.

    • SUNDAY

      Ethnic and sectiomsl defence as usual. The reality is that Oduah lied inasmuch as she claimed a masters from St Paul. That claim would now prompt better searchlight on other academic claims. Anyway, don’t panic, Stella is going nowhere. The current Comptroller-General of the Custom’s case is even worse, yet he is still in officr today. As usual, Jona would look sideways as part of the Transformational Agenda. It is in their DNA to gloss over such perjury. We are operating a Noah’s Ark where everyone is accommodated- thieves, robbers, prostitutes, murderers, angels, the good, the bad, the ugly- and the deaf, dumb and blind Jona is paddling it. Shipwreck is beckoning.

      • paul preston

        do not always rush to conclusions these tabloids write lies alot

    • Seye

      You should learn a lesson from South Sudan….

      Even within the “Igbos”, have you forgotten that there is rancour….? Aguleri versus Umuleri, Osu caste issues, etc.

      Splitting is a mentally lazy solution. Sincere and competent leadership is the solution to Nigeria’s problems.

      • Bigzy

        I am Onye Igbo,from my part of Igboland, Osu cast system does not and never existed. In part where it existed it is becoming a relic of the past.

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      What did you celebrate when Salisu Buhari was caught with forged certificate. As for Oshiomole, check out his profile very well, he has never claimed any big certificate. He holds school cert and mostly professional certificates (ask the Federal Court of Appeal).

      You shouldn’t say because stella is an Igbo woman, Nigerians should ignore her certificate scandal.

    • Tim

      Oleku Yaaaah amalgamation exoired January 1, 2014, but Stella Oduah will not expire yet because we are using her ministry to rake in money for our new republic of ….!!! Fill in the gap oleku na deri na akpos1 na afam na mpitikwelu na ,mani_kay of “Forward Onto Republic SS and SE …it is our sweet oil”

      • Oleku

        Mr man Stella did not steal any money. Her only offence is that she’s a great performer and no nonsense minister. Pay a visit to our airports today you would see an entire new look of international standard. This is a woman that has taken it upon herself to revamp the aviation ministry to classic one thereby stepping on toes of some Yoruba elements who were having a field day in the ministry. Honorable Stella Oduah hasn’t breach any oath of office yet. The car scandal is falsehood as the vehicles were purchased for the aviation ministry and not of her personal use. Please wake up and don’t be deceived by this Yoruba media negative propaganda on Igbos.

        • aliflabconsults

          you decide to drop tinubu’s alleged forgery perhaps because you just made a sweeping statement

        • bayo

          hm hm oleku. Are you normal? This your post could not have come from a normal healthy mind. Hm hm hm This mind smells.

    • esaulogbon

      No one ever accused Tinubu of forging Toronto certificate. They said he forged Chicago state university certificate, but the originator of the case quietly left the case when he realised it was no case. Go to Tinubu’s official web page… you will still find the same school there including even his GPA and positions he held in the school politics. You need education, I should believe you are a forger. Otherwise, if there is any information you have about Tinubu’s certificate, please publish it and lets verify it.

  • da

    Premium Times & Sahara,
    Please do us a foavour and publish a copy of the CV she summited to the Senate and also obtain and publish a signed statement from the university

    • Afam

      Gbam…

      • Tam

        afam and why is Princess Oduah in A FRENETIC RACE OF HER LIFE to delete references to her having an MBA from St Paul College in all the online sources she originally posted this information? You said Gbam-right? Now I give GISHI!!! Let us go baby.

        • Bigzy

          For those who are ignorant of the way Wikipedia works, anyone with an email account could edit a profile. Why, mischief makers at Premium Times could have been culpable in this regard.

          • esaulogbon

            So, who went to edit it and for what purpose? By the way, who edited the ones on the aviation ministry’s website? Please, am waiting for answers.

          • Bigzy

            As I have already stated above, APC cowboys, for the purpose of discrediting the lady.

          • Saadiana – Ankpa

            Ewu.. so, APC hacked her facebook account and aviation ministry’s website? Hmmn! The blind would never see except by his grace.. you are sick.

          • Steve

            Did you read her facebook account? People like you that allow yourselves to be hoodwinked by these desperate sahara reporters and premium times merchants need a rethink.

        • Steve

          She never posted anything anywhere. Anybody is free to post anything at Wikipedia at anytime. Sahara Reporters conjured up all these to blackmail her. They posted all the information at Wikipedia, left it for a while, reported the news, went back there to edit it, all to create impressions. But why should they be desperate against this lady? Is it because under her tutelage, Enugu Airport became international and the airports are reformed?

  • Uwadiegwu

    Outright false proganda by Premium Whatever. I checked those same sites
    minutes after Sharia Reporters carried its “report” and I read the same
    websites you are now reporting there was a “scramble” to change and
    cover up. I read her personal website too. The history page was the one
    you open to and there could not be a case of deactivating it. Journalism
    requires you check her published claims before publishing – not after.
    You ring the accused for her side of the story before publishing. But if
    you have a “Hidden Agenda ….(?)

    • Black Moses

      Shameless, should be your name….

    • esaulogbon

      Criminal… you no get shame? Your paymaster has been caught pants down this time.

    • taye

      Uwadiegwu, some questions will help you. (i) Did Mrs. Oduah claim she attended St Paul College and got an MBA degree? Yes she did. (ii) Does St Paul College award MBA? No. (iii) Has reference to attending St Paul College and picking an MBA disappeared from Mrs Odua CV online? Yes. These are all you need Uwadiegwu. I just hope you people as usual will not read tribalism into a straightforward case of fraud and deception on the part of Mrs. Stella Oduah. But the world is looking at Nigeria now and watching.

    • Denis_NG

      If you can’t even spell propaganda correctly, how could you successfully wriggle out your mistress Oduah out of this latest scandal? Is it not apparent to you that the Wikipedia page having been edited more than 10 times in one day, from around 1:30 PM to 4:40 PM is meant to cover up something? You better stop embarrassing yourself.

  • Ada

    I just checked wikeapedia now her profile was said to have updated 8 minutes ago

    • Bigzy

      Fools!! Anyone can edit a profile. You could have done it yourself for all we know!

      • ikem

        what about the one on Ministry of Aviation website? You want to muddle the issue-right? You will not be allowed to. The aviation ministry website IS NOT a public site. No one except the website managers and owners of the site can effect any change-GBAGA!

        • Bigzy

          Ikem, Ikem! who is pulling your strings? I can only reply to what I know. to be true. If this fact bothers you, what can I say?

          • aliflabconsults

            can you help edit obama’s profile please!

          • Bigzy

            The facilicty to edit is necessary to correct factual inaccuracies. The fact that it has been hi-jackked by our people for purely selfish purposes is a problem. What interest have I got in editing Obama’s profile?

          • olusaanu

            Look do not run away from aliflabconults’ challenge to you. You said anyone can edit. because you deliberately muddled things up deliberately mixing up different kinds of sites, aliflabconsults challnged that if you think you are right, then go and edit President Obama’s profile. So please go and do it to prove that you are correct. Okay?

          • Bigzy

            If you think that this is smart, then you are terribly mistaken, I do not need your affirmation or that of anyone else for that matter. My point is a statement of fact.

          • aliflabconsults

            The fact is, you can’t edit someone personal profile if you don’t hold an account except you are the author. Though there are articles and write up which some account holders allow you to contribute to but that wont apply to personal profile except it is hack into.
            But reading about the citation which she submits to the National assembly one may conclude that she may have claimed she had a PG from the school.

          • Bigzy

            I have just edited he profile of Nnamdi Aziiwe by adding “He was a colosal brain.” As the last sentence under News Paper career. I will delete it in 5 minutes.

          • aliflabconsults

            i can as well open a wiki account, copy whatever and post it, then give access for editing.
            My challenge is barack obama or Michelle obama PERSONAL PROFILE , not Nnamdi Azikwe which you are giving access to edit. Thanks

          • Bigzy

            Any sensible person with an ounce of brain matter would accept that your thesis has been roundly disproved. Please be gracious in defeat.

          • aliflabconsults

            The fact is, you can’t edit someone personal profile if you don’t hold an account except you are the author. Though there are articles and write up which some account holders allow you to contribute to but that wont apply to PERSONAL PROFILE except it is hack into.
            But reading about the citation which she submits to the National assembly one may conclude that she may have claimed she had a PG from the school.

          • aliflabconsults

            No matter how anyone try hard to safe face, the truth will remain. This is a challege, go to Obama page try edit his educational background(PERSONAL PROFILE ) since you claim oduah’s personal profile was edited by her enemy even when her citation says the contrary.

          • olusaanu

            Is the website where you edited Nnamdi Azikiwe’s profile the same as the white house website (where you implied anyone can edit President Obama’s profile) and Ministry of aviation website (where you falsely claimed anyone can edit Stella Oduah’s profile)? Please answer. My questions are in English and not in Greek.

          • Bigzy

            I will not grace this with an exhaustive reply. It is evident that you don’t know what you are saying.

          • aliflabconsults

            Take up his challenge!

          • olusaanu

            Now do yourself a favor. since anyone can edit anything, go to the White House Website and edit Obama’s profile and present us with EVIDENCE that you have edited it. Go now boy Bigzy!

          • Bejim

            It is pretty easy to see the previous editions of a wikipedia entry. So, do yourself a little favour and confirm the info details that were edited out of Stella’s wikipedia page. It is not enough to say it was editied 5 minutes ago.

          • Bigzy

            You have said it all. If it is pretty easy to see previous editions of Wikipedia entries, you should not be out here fishing. You should be presenting an intelligence based rebutal. Who is fooling who?

          • aliflabconsults

            Are you not up to the task of editing Obamas’ PERSONAL PROFILE?

          • Steve

            Alifa, the people that posted Oduah’s profile registered as editors. The same people waited at this moment to sell the news to the unsuspecting Nigerians and went back to edit it to give the impression that Oduah and her people were behind it. Unless you are with this people, objectively assess the info because what was there was different from the bio-data she submitted to the senate. There is so much ethnicity-propelled wickedness in this land.

          • olusaanu

            a statement of fact that what? That anyone can edit President Obama’s profile on white house website? What are yu talking about Bigzy? There ought to be some common sense in what we post.

          • Kryle

            @bigzy you clearly know nothing about facts. Next time you want to avoid trapping yourself like you just did, avoid ambiguous statements. Ciao

          • aliflabconsults

            so they edit her personal citation before the national assembly too

          • Steve

            Are you blind and deaf. Her bio-data submitted to the senate is different from what you have at wikipedia. Which would you accept to be more authentic? Senate of course! Then, those that provided the one at wikipedia are the same people shouting “fire” and editing it to create an impression of manipulation.

          • ikem

            The website of Ministry of aviation IS NOT A WIKEPEDIA (a wikky) site which just anyone can go to. You claimed “Anyone can edit a profile.”. I said The website of Nigerian ministry of aviation is that KIND of “public” site. IT IS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITE MANAGED BY DESIGNATED OFFICERS PAID BY THE MINISTRY OF AVIATION. Which means contrary to your claim not-”Anyone can edit a profile” in a GOVERNMENT website which the website of Ministry of aviation of the federal republic of Nigeria is. Mr. Bigzy, that is the issue-do not muddle it. Next point?

          • Bigzy

            If you notice, the comment I replied to was Ada’s and it was about Wikipedia. Why have you chosen to multiply 2 by 2 and tell us it is 100?

          • Saadiana – Ankpa

            Nonsense

          • Papi

            @bigzy.. sense isn’t common, get a life man.

      • aliflabconsults

        Do you need to haul insult at people? are you afraid of debate?

        • Bigzy

          Whom have I insulted?

          • aliflabconsults

            “Fools!! Anyone can edit a profile. You could have done it yourself for all we know!”

            check your statement above

          • Bigzy

            Actually, when used in this context, it is definitely a term of endearment.

          • Yegsz

            Just so we are clear on this point, Stella’s Wikipedia page is protected and can only be edited by its registered user. You can give editing it a trial and let’s know what you come up with. Call a spade a spade. This woman is one hellova fraudster!!!!!

          • Bigzy

            I have never sought acess to anyone’s Wikipedia profile for the purpose of amending it. I only did it today to prove a point. If the lady’s profile has now been locked, it is a testament to the effort of people like you trying to make mischief.

          • aliflabconsults

            “If the lady’s profile has now been locked, it is a testament to the effort of people like you trying to make mischief.”
            so you finally accept profiles are locked meaning you could not access the obamas’ profile you claim anyone can edit. it is really a shame that you made us go this far before accepting you earlier made a less thoughtful and sweeping assumption..

          • Bigzy

            In computing, there are no absolutes. Just as the received position is clear, in response to circumstances, protective measures can be taken. If this was not the case, there would be no departments in big organisations in charge of SECURITY. Can you imagine how many people of your type have been fishing around with a machine gun?

          • aliflabconsults

            Finally you accept you can’t edit others PERSONAL PROFILE if you don’t have access to them otherwise you can still take up the challenge of editing the obamas’

          • Bigzy

            If it is too difficult for you to follow my argumnet, then there is simply no point in talking to you. Is this a case of bad comprehension or just refusing to see beyond your nose?

          • aliflabconsults

            stop raising unverifiable statements; its simple!

          • Bigzy2

            Bigzy, It’s about time you called it quits. Even taking Wiki out of the equation, the Ministry of Aviation, and facebook profiles were also updated to match the changes made on the wiki. Anyone with deductive reasoning skills would not continue with the nonsense you have been posting. Let it go, you are not making any logical sense

          • Bigzy

            The enemies of Caesar would say that, but in a friend, it is cool and modest” Congratulations on your new name.

          • aliflabconsults

            which one is ENEMIS?

          • Bigzy

            It was a typo. Yours is iredeemable.

          • aliflabconsults

            Did you realized that when you shamed some about EDIOT. No!

          • aliflabconsults

            Another challenge by @Tam. please respond.

        • Free Bigzy Woooo! LOOL!

          Hahahahahaha, Abeg guys make una free my man Bigzy wooo! i jst dey laff since wooo! this is clearly a defeat. Chai! Papa God wey dey heaven!

  • deji

    This is the same ediot that called a reporter an illiterate. No matter how you bathe, clothe and put lipstick on a pig, she will still remain a pig.

    South west and the Northern part of Nigeria brought these insults upon themselves by voting for Jonathan in 2011 and by allowing his rigging in any part of the area to stand.

    • Bigzy

      Deji, who is the EDIOT here?

      • Saadiana – Ankpa

        You are!!!

      • Saadiana – Ankpa

        You are!!!

    • Steve

      Who would Southwest and Northern Nigeria have voted for? Religious bigot! You think it is only Southwest and Northern Nigeria that will continue to rule Nigeria. Either you embrace Jonathan’s government or you go and hug transformer.

      • Avaratsons

        ooooo lllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! social insult … no now … address the issue on ground, and please stop attacking each other with words.

  • Right

    please post her senate screening resume asap. thanks

    • zygote

      Even if they post it, with your mind set you will say it is forged!

  • BLUNT NIGERIA CITIZEN

    Most of these government officials think we are morons. I checked her profile just now on wikipedia and here is what wikipedia has to say, ”This page was last modified on 7 January 2014 at 14:41.”.

    • Avaratsons

      Dont be misguided! Wikipedia data about anyone could be posted by anyone including yourself.

  • Uturu Mgagbu

    Bola Tinubu: Government College Ibadan, University of Chicago?

    • esaulogbon

      Yes, why dont you investigate? Bola Tinubu leaves his educational information in his official web page including his GPA at the Chicago state University. Why did you think Gani did not pursue the case further? Ask yourself, and if not satisfied, place a call to the university or an email.

  • Afam

    Please you guys should publish the CV the senate and SSS used in her clearance before she assumed the office..Failure to do so have rendered this article useless..Also give us details on Tinubu’s credentials from Government college Ibadan and university of chicago USA..Thank you.

    • Naija for you

      afam na mani_kay na mpitikwelu you wait for that. That will come soon. Na small by small. but deal with this one now. Did Mrs Stella Oduah in online sites that she attended St Paul College and graduated with a MBA? Yes she did. Di question be say why di thing wey madam put online before come vamoose quick quick just like two armored cars vamoose? Dis na naija 4 yu.

      • Bigzy

        You do not need a degree in computing to know that anyone with an email account could edit Wikkipedia profiles, despite the fact that I have a very good one. It is all an ochestrated mischief by the Jihadist organisation – APC to tarnish the image of the minister.

        • aliflabconsults

          Go to obama’s profile and edit it please. Take time to read her citation before the National Assembly

          • Bigzy

            Why would I want to do that?

        • zygote

          ..just shut up and stop talking like a kid.

          • Bigzy

            For someone using a baby’s picture as his representative image, this is rich. Do you like babies ….?

          • Bigzy

            Where is my reply?

        • Cool

          Hei just coz u are loosing ur pointless argument dnt include anything religious by mentioning “Jihadist organisation” or anything, call all the parties u want but no religion should be included? got it? behave matured or the wrath of God shall descend on u. Jst an advice.

    • SUNDAY

      The issues are: Did she amended the profile and wikipaedia page or not? Did she obtain masters from St Paul’s or not? This is not about Tinubu or Buhari, it is about your sister, Stella. SSS and other agencies she submitted her cv to are not reliable. Did they not check the backgrounds of Ibori, Ikuforiji, Kashamu and other criminals and ex-cons occupying important positions today? Sorry, your sister has been caught pants down. Thank God Wikipaedia cannot be fiddled like the Senate and SSS records.

      • Steve

        Sorry, Wikipedia can be “fiddled” and was “fiddled”. In short, you can “fiddle” with Wikipedia right there in your sitting room..

    • Denis_NG

      The burden of proof now lies on Oduah. If she is sure the story is false and constitutes a slander, then, she should head to court and sue Sahara Reporters for all they’ve got. In addition, she should publish her true certificates and put a lie to this latest “rumor”. Anything short of that is an admission of guilt and she should be treated as fake and a fraud!

      • Etomi

        The burden of proof always lies in the accuser and not in the accused…The accused can only defend herself….

      • mezie udeji

        The burden of proof equally lies with the Media, you need to provide your facts and not sensationalizing issues.

  • esaulogbon

    I clicked the link to her profile on the aviation ministry website, it has been disabled. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! 419 Minister.

    • Nwa Aba #Lets Break Up Now

      Get your self a job. avoid heart attack to prevent early grave. more you attack stronger she become.

      • aliflabconsults

        Address issues and dont muddle up things. if you are comfortable being lead by scums others Nigerians are not. If someone heading an institution can lie about her education to the whole world should reasonable Nigerians not question her integrity?

      • deji

        Criminal, do you have a job?

  • esaulogbon

    They keep modifying her Wikipedia page:
    “This page was last modified on 7 January 2014 at 16:04.” Hahahahahahahah!

  • el

    Pls publish wat was on the sites u mentioned before and her CV which she submitted to the senate. Stop all these lies and do the proper thing. She has done more than all the past aviation ministers

    • Robert

      Reno Omokri, the aviation minister, Princess Oduah HAS FRANTICALLY ERASED ” wat was on the sites u mentioned before”(I am quoting your words). And YOU KNOW that this is happening. Does that help you? But the fraudulent Nigerian rulers cannot escape this. And the joker will not be released. keep on running from pillar to post to clean things up. You are all kidding. Some of us just dey laaaaf as una dey run gara gara gara to hide things. We just dey laaaf dey see una!!!

  • Canada Boy

    It has been said severally that except you are a criminal, you cant serve in Jonathan’s government. Vagabond + Criminal + Looters + Thieves + Certificate Forgers in government. Mr President we are waiting for another panel to be setup. Papa Edwin Clark, any letter?

    • blogNaija

      and they didn’t do any project/thesis work for the award of the certificates/degrees/PhD.
      even if it’s a copied project/thesis- it’s hidden in underground safe; to avoid more ridicule. 9JA- ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!

    • TRUTH MASTER

      lol………

      • Avaratsons

        9JA – Faith Filled Citizens . The land of possibilities. Praise the Lord somebody.

  • segun

    Princess Stella Oduah (certificate fraud) + Prince Kashamu Buruju(drug) + Diepreye Alamieyesigha (escapee like a woman from London jail) =Dr Goodluck Ebelo Azikiwe Jonathan

    • Steve

      You did not include Tinubu’s Chicago B.sc and his Government College, Ibadan. Ethnic bigots.

  • esaulogbon

    Update:This morning on the wikipedia,it was MBA… now they changed it to Masters and removed the name of the institution. Hahahahahaha! Can you please, get us the copies of the certificates she submitted to the senate for screening? This incident shows that we have indolent or fraudulent senates… because what is the essence of screening if someone could submit forged certificate to you and you did not do any underground screening of where such certificates originated from… how many of these ministers now do we have with forged certificates?

    • zygote

      even the NSA gave her a clearance without checking.

      • Yusufu Abdullahi

        It is not the fault of sA or SSS giving her clearance simply for the Senate to go to sleep on issue of clearance public officers for strategic jobs in the Federation. One important reason why Nigerians allow huge sum of resources voted to Nationa Assembly, is not for them to share the money, but to engage value added staff assistants to do the trouble shooting search and investigation. NSA and SSS are both Agents of the Executive. There is separation of Power and issue of clearance has little to do with security clearance as it affects national security. This is fraud and related to criminality elements which the Senate could have saved Nigerians this dramatic and embarrassing situation.
        I made similar comment yesterday as reply to zygot but it is missing. Senator Abaribe has missed road and point if he really said what zygot said he said.

        • zygote

          I agree!

    • Bejim

      Can you show evidence of the specific revisions in wikipedia? It is pretty easy to find the trail there if it ever took place. I have just checked Wikipedia and am unable to confirm the reports.

      • Bigzy

        You should know that this is a part of the propaganda war of the APC. They make waves and tell the gullible that God has spoken. But they only manage to convince those already committed to their cause. The children of God know better.

        • aliflabconsults

          Now you show you are just a bigoted tribalist. So anyone that speak about this scandal is a PDP/anti-GEJ/children of satan. I really dont know which kind of God you people think you are worshipping, a lover of corruption or what? sorry you are just a big joke!

          • Bigzy

            What has supporting PDP or APC got to do with tribalism or God? It is deceit and mischief that that we are talking about. Like most tribalists, I bet you have been trying to throw that one in. PDP is as much a Yoruba party as it is Igbo, Hausa and etc.

          • aliflabconsults

            There is no where in all my statements that have haul insult at people or tribe/religion or even any party because i don’t belong to one. But for you I know you are Igbo because you have raised igbo issue in one of your statement, just to show you always carry a tribal tag

          • Bigzy

            If this was the case, where did the statement “Now you show you are just a bigoted tribalist.” come from? I am not hiding the act that I am Igbo. I said so without prompting. What you pretend to see in others is what you should see any time you look at the mirror.

          • aliflabconsults

            so which of the three known tribes did I haul insult at? And which tribe did you think am defending?

          • Bigzy

            As you said, you already knew I was Igbo and you called me a Tribal Bigot. The onus is on you to tell me why you think I am.

          • Makana

            Pls don’t dont represent the Igbos in ur selfish interest, we face and see things the way they are

          • esaulogbon

            Go back to the wiki page and check when the page was last edited, or are you an illiterate?

      • esaulogbon

        Check the last edited part of the wiki page in the lower part of the page you will see… except if you are blind.

    • zygote

      Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Senate, has revealed that the upper legislative chamber does not carry out independent verification of documents presented to it for nominees of the President.

      Abaribe, who spoke with Saharareporters following Monday’s revelations by SaharaReporters that Aviation Minister Stella Oduah does not possess the Masters’ degree of an American university she claimed during her nomination process, said the Senate typically uses the screening done by the State Security Service and others to complete and conclude on the eligibly of ministerial nominees.

      • Yusufu Abdullahi

        That is nonsense. Passing the bucks to SSS. Is SSS responsible to the Senate. No. It is responsible to the Executive. You see how stupid we are in this country. Separation of Powers means what it means. Period. Senate and National Assembly cannot rely on the Executive and its Agents to do its work for them. It is the responsibility of the Senate, period. Senate has failed Nigerians in this calling and not the Executive. After the huge resources available to the Senate, a simple clearance of an individual has become a serious national disgrace. Haba.

  • chino

    Niaja…. after all this isues now, GEJ will stil leave her on that sit

  • truth

    Thief na thief and any supporter is also a thief.

  • truth

    Defending d indefensible…….. dont u hear urselves, if you have anything on anybody, publish it andim sure all reasonable people wud condemn what is bad.

  • aliflabconsults

    BRIEF CITATION ON PRINCESS STELLA ADAEZE ODUAH,OON- HONOURABLE MINISTER OF AVIATION FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

    Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah was born on the 5th of January 1962 into the Royal family of HRH, Igwe D.O Oduah, the Igwe of Akili-Ozizor in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. William Shakespeare wrote in one of his many literary works that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”. Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah was born and has achieved greatness not by any stroke of luck but through years of hard work, dedication, focus and determination. There was therefore no surprise that she rode roughshod and carved a niche for herself in a male-dominated industry.

    She realized very early in life the indispensability of a sound education in her growth plans in life and therefore pursued her education with all diligence and sense of purpose. Her educational development began in Anambra state where she had her primary and secondary education at St. John’s Primary School Odoakpu and Zixton Secondary School Ozubulu before proceeding to St. Paul’s College Lawrenceville from 1978-1982, where she bagged her first Degree in Accounting. On completion of her first degree, she was not lured into taking up paid employment but was determined to have the best education and at the highest level, so she immediately stayed back to study for her Masters Degree which she achieved in 1983.

    Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah returned to her Fatherland in 1983 to participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC) and she was posted to NECA for her place of primary assignment. On successful completion of her National youth service she got a permanentemployment with the NNPC where she worked for years before voluntarily retiring into private business. During her period of employment with NNPC, she served in different capacities and won numerous accolades and awards for excellent performance including the “THE NNPC GMD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE”

    Spurred on by her entrepreneurial abilities, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah left the NNPC to establish her own business. This led to the birth of SEA PETROLEUM & GAS COMPANY LIMITED, a company that was to become a leading player in the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria. Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah nurtured this company from humble beginnings to an enviable position in local, regional and global business. The company is today a conglomerate with no fewer than 7 subsidiaries offering diverse services and providing employment for the youths and people of Nigeria.

    Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah has a large philanthropic heart and is involved in numerous philanthropic initiatives some of which are provision of a farmers loan scheme in Ogbaru and Benin to enable farmers have access to soft loans, construction of schools and skill acquisition centers for orphanages and communities, scholarship schemes, construction of health centers for primary health care. The list is endless and this goes to show that Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah is and continues to be a blessing to humanity.

    In recognition of her immense contribution to national, society and business development in Nigeria, Princess Stella has been honoured with numerous awards for outstanding achievements, including the National Honour of “Officer of the Order of the Niger,OON” by the Federal Government of Nigeria. There are others too numerous to mention here. She also holds membership of renowned and numerous social and business associations.

    Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah has built a very successful business empire through hard work and dedication which makes her one of the foremost business personalities in Nigeria. This is a coat she wore until her recent call to National service, first as Chairman of the Board of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN and now the HONOURABLE MINISTER OF AVIATION, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

    Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah,OON is indeed a gem of our generation and a blessing to this Country. WE BELIEVE IN HER TRANSFORMATION AGENDA FOR THE AVIATION MINISTRY !!!! CONGRATULATIONS OUR DEAR HONORABLE MINISTER.——-source: premiumtimes

  • zygote

    Given her closeness with Jonathan, I think the time has come to look into the president’s Phd. This may account for the lack of leadership in Nigeria.

    • Pete

      Oblige us with your personal life details and let us see how good you have been in leading yourself , let alone leading other people!

      • aliflabconsults

        He never claimed he has what he ain’t

  • Prophetess Kerriann Campbell

    The problem with you Evil people within Nigeria is that you are crab in the barrel. You spend your time tearing down others and your life is NO BETTER than the ones you are tearing down. Just because the lady comes out of the barrel that you are living and dying within you spending your time to bring her back with foolishness. Many persons have DEGREES within Nigeria and cannot READ or SPELL.

    Up to the other day three Degrees have to be taken from persons who cannot read but yet was sporting Degrees. Instead of spreading HATRED with your Journalism spend time spreading LOVE and doing GOOD. Whether she attended St. Paul’s yes or no she is employed to do a work which she is doing good according to the standard that was first there. Evil people doesn’t like to COMMEND upon GOOD but instead spend their time using their EVIL to fight.

    The Pharisees spend their time to fight the Son of man but yet could not stop Him. Today He is the one who is reigning within His GLORY within the KINGDOM that His Father gave unto Him. This should be an example for you people who is Evil and love to fight GOOD. No matter how you FIGHT you cannot be successful because at the end of the day the individual shall overcome you.

    Look how many WORK is needed to be done within Nigeria but yet you spend your time fighting against WORKERS instead of encouraging them. A Nigerian personally told me “Kerriann my sister, listen unto me, I am your brother NO NIGERIAN when looking for a work speak his right age. They want 8 yrs of experience before we are employed”. This was said unto me long before I was baptized, called, chosen and ordained as a Prophetess.

    I heard YOUTHS crying “Where can we receive 8 yrs of experience from. We just graduate from University”. Since I have. These are the things you should be speaking about and working that it be wipe from the Society of Nigeria. The SYSTEM is what breed LIES and when a Society is build on LIES how do you expect to tear it down from the TOP. You have to tear down the Wall from the bottom to rebuild it.

    Target the bottom and not the top. It is the bottom that place them to the top. Hugs

    • aliflabconsults

      This analysis is faulty. I will stop attending any church with the kind of you as prophetess

      • Prophetess Kerriann Campbell

        It is faulty according to you because it show the TRUTH of what NIGERIA is. The EVIL that President Jonathan said NIGERIA must be taken from. You are going to stop attending because those who live with SATAN and understand that they are PERISH SOUL will have no need to continue be within a church.that speak the SPIRIT OF TRUTH. The FIRE will be too much for you. They already know that they are living HELL and so the House of God that show unto them the TRUTH OF THEM becomes a SNARE unto them so they must stop going there. The LIGHT shines bright and when it show the DARKNESS who it is the DARKNESS must RUN. Hugs

        • aliflabconsults

          why not leave out personal and subjective issues and address the issue of a public officer getting appointment through fraudulent means. Any reasonable person will not be talking of hell or heaven even when we know this are subjective terms which not everyone accepts. What is common to Nigeria muslim,christians,traditionalists,atheist is fighting corruption at all levels. we can’t always use religious bigotry to explain away a clear cut integrity issue

        • zygote

          Hugs! Hug yourself! And stop disgracing the church of God. Fake!

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Prophet of doom, you just don’t get it. This is NOT about having certificates and not being able to read (like those who parade PhDs that cannot be justified), but about claiming to have certificates you do not have. It is an issue of integrity, trust, decency……

      • Prophetess Kerriann Campbell

        One who goes and voted for a ZOOLOGIST and a BAREFOOTED YOUTH to be PRESIDENT over them cannot speak with me because they are ANIMALS. At least this lady is a LADY who is working while your President is in the ZOO performing as the ZOOLOGIST he is. He have a NATION where the MAJORITY are ANIMALS and this is why he is THEIR PRESIDENT. Indeed you are PERISH because only one who is PERISH see his/her self as a CREATURE. This is why a ZOOLOGIST is your PRESIDENT and not one who have GOVERNANCE and POLITICS EDUCATION or even BUSINESS and MANAGERIAL SKILLS. Hugs

  • Pete

    It’s amazing how hateful some people on this forum have become. One would think the lady had offended them personally. Assuming this lady were guilty of all they are accusing her of, can they swear that they are holier?
    Doesn’t God see their dirty little secrets: the petty bribes, cost inflations and various dishonest acts they perpetrate in their places of work?
    That Premium Times and Sahara Reporters etc. have lent themselves as political witchhunt instruments does not bestow righteousness on the hypocrites revelling in the abuse of other people.
    I guess many of Oduah’s haters can’t help feeling inferior and intimidated by the woman’s beauty, charm, accomplishments, etc. so they now resort to a desperate grabbing of any thing to bring her down.

    • aliflabconsults

      In your own little observation this may amount to hate because some Nigerians are comfortable with being lead by corrupt people, however others are not. This is an integrity issue which is one of the qualities of a leader/manager. You call it hate, the reasonable ones will call it fight corruption to a standstill. Oshiomole of Edo does not have a degree and he doesnt claim to have one, yet Edo people voted him as governor. Hence let us encourage those that are truthful and not those claiming what they are not

      • zygote

        Why waste your time with a hooligan?

        • Pete

          A hooligan is more coherent and articulate than scum and vermin you who can only abuse.

      • Pete

        I’m tempted to believe you mean well but I won’t because I cannot perceive altruism in you and your likes’ demeanour.
        What is clear is political persecution bcause she works with Jonathan that you hate for God Knows Why.
        A great number of Nigerians including Tinubu, Salisu Buhari and probably YOU parade fake certificates and the heavens have not fallen.
        So this has nothing to do with wanting to enthrone integrity that you claim. You are just being hypocritical and it shows!

        • TRUTH MASTER

          This guy called Pete just doesn’t get it! If only he knew that there are many intelligent people on this forum, who will not buy his sophistry!!!

    • TRUTH MASTER

      This is not about hate, but about disgust for lack of decency, lack of dignity, abuse of office and sheer corruption. Stella embodies these and many more, and years after she would have left office (she will leave one way or another), this is how she will be remembered.

      And this has nothing to do with her ‘beauty, charm…..” et al. These all amount to White Sepulcher. The real beauty is the inner beauty. And she lacks it!

  • Glover33

    The main criteria to be in govt in Nigeria is propensity for criminality. That seems to be the most cherished requirement to be a Nigerian govt minister. Ibori was a former convict before he became governor and Sanusi Buhari, the former house of Rep speaker, also forged his university of Toronto certificate too, so there’s really nothing new with what Stella Oduah has done. You can be sure they’re many more we have not caught yet

    • Pete

      That same propensity for criminality can be found among the followers too. Or what can explain why so many Nigerians are in jail abroad, is it bad governments in those countries?

      • aliflabconsults

        If Nigerians abroad can be jail for criminality, is it because they hate Nigerians?
        since you believe anybody talking about this scandal is hatemonger. So tell us why oduah should not be jail in Nigeria if found culpable

        • Bigzy

          Are you speaking in English or simply evolving another brand of broken English? Na waoo!

          • aliflabconsults

            your style is to jump into any debate even if you don’t comprehend the line of discussion.

          • Bigzy

            I have no particular style, I speak as I see.

  • paul preston

    if this story is true(time will tell) then it is a shame because you do not need to claim what you are not to perform,some very successful people in this world did not forge anything to be what they are .Bill gates Dell,Dangote were not Masters holders when they impacted their world.Education is good but it is not everything as you can use your skills for the benefit of mankind
    My advise to Nigerian youths is be yourself ,be proud of your achievement however modest,be self confident the sky is your limit

    • TRUTH MASTER

      I hope these quacks are reading you loud and clear!

  • Adoki

    I am surprised that people like Wole Soyinka and co have been curiously silent on all that is happening in government. It’s like they only find their voices when some people pay what is entirely a private visit to former presidents.

  • Raymond

    but wiki can be edited by everyone and anyone. Is it Odua and her cronies that edited her wiki page or is it the cabals and her enemies fighting her

    • Tonnero

      My guy, why don’t you just give up and accept this woman, and by extension her boss, are not who you might have thought they are? Defending them will be a full time job if you choose to continue to do so. Shakespeare once said a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet. Well, a thief from whichever ethnic group is still a thief.

      • Raymond

        It was a plain question asked from a plain mind. I won´t support what is bad neither would I support forgery but it has to be proven she did so before she looses my support. Her efforts at the aviation sector has been good so far so am prepared to cut her some slacks but that is until its proven she cheated

      • raymond

        If u say that, i wonder what u will say about SLS

    • aliflabconsults

      The fact is, you can’t edit someone PERSONAL PROFILE if you don’t hold an account except you are the author. Though there are articles and write up which some account holders allow you to contribute to but that wont apply to personal profile except it is hack into.
      But if you insist, go to OBAMA’s page and try to edit his PERSONAL PROFILE or go to oduah’s page and try to edit it

  • Bigzy

    @aliflabconsults

    Goodnight and farewell my friendly foe.

  • El

    Her account can be hacked by this paper in their bid to discredit her through any means!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Ms Stella Oduah is a quack just like her boy-friend Ebele Jonathan whose PHD is a quack from degree mill-university of Port Harcourt, an institution which is not recognized by the World Educational Board.
    When you watch president Ebele Jonathan, speaks you would doubt him if he really possesses a PHD from an accredited university.Samething goes for Ms Stella Oduah and his other ministers..
    The fault lies with the Nigeria senate-chambers that does not verify nominees submitted for ministerial positions before confirmation of such nominees including Ms Stella Oduah and host of other quacks serving in the ineptitude,corruption ridden and non-performing regime led by Ebele Jonathan.

  • Progressive Nigerian

    With due respect to Premium Times management. What is the motive of this write up? Is it to tell us that Stella Oduah disn’t go to school or have certificates? Please do your investigation and come out with clear facts.. Sometimes is not good at all to keep writing damaging report about individuals without clear understanding of facts. It’s very very very dangerous. Let me tell you.. Wikipedia can be edited based on personal account, Facebook can be hacked and people will be using your account to send messages. Plz do thorough investigation and let us know the true picture. A word is enough for the wise… Thank you..

    • TRUTH MASTER

      The onus is on Stella to prove that she indeed attended the schools listed in her CV. Don’t shift the blame on Premium Times. And please don’t call dog monkey for anyone here. This woman is so fake it rankles. But then, birds of the same feather flock together….if you know what I mean.

      • Progressive Nigerian

        Ok… I will still be glad if Premium Times can go deep to unravel the mystery as they know how to blow whistle.. That is what I mean.. This is civiliz world.. So nodoby can write sensationalism for me. I want them to blow everything open about Stella and if it’s she should pay dearly for it.. I hate judging ppl based on one media report or the other. U dig? Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • Jasper Ned

    So far, Premium Times has not shown anything. They need to show photoshots of ‘before’ and ‘after’ the editing was done. How would someone use Facebook and Wikepedia as sources upon which they can base allegations? Is it because media houses are not sued in Nigeria?

    Anyone can open a Facebook account with her name and anyone can make alterations on Wikepedia.

    So, to prove their claim, they should present the copy of the document she presented to the NHA or rather, another reliable document, such as her CV. A video of her making a claim to the university would be fine too.

    • Etomi

      Fine thoughts……the desperation of the anti-Oduah folks has taken the better out of their sense of sound judgment

      • debo

        You meant pro-truth people while you the defenders of Stella Oduah are pro-lies? Examine what I have just said before you rush in again. The issue is between TRUTH and LIE. However you may also twist it along tribal line. We are used to that now-so not a big deal. It is the regular line of President Jonathan online hirelings.

        • Etomi

          How do you know she has lied?

          • Sisco

            There is a downloadable PDF version of her resume presented during her confirmation hearing and these degrees were included in that document. If that document is not fake then she sure has something to explain.

      • Jasper Ned

        Thank you Sir.

    • Jayeoba Fadahunsi

      My boy Premiumtimes has an address and people who edit it. So the people can be sued. PT is also a legal entity. So? The PT can be sued. If you disprove anything the PT writes , why cant yu sue? Please sue either the PT or the people managing it. Okay? If you do not sue, then the story PT carries IS TRUE. What then should you do? You know-period.

      • Etomi

        Yoruba again…Their holy indignation waxes very hot if the wipe is to be applied on a non Yoruba!!!!!!

        • Jayeoba Fadahunsi

          I will not allow you stray off the point by appeal to extraneous issues. I am appealing and dealing with common sense here. You have the legitimate right to deal with tribe, religion, etc. I understand how low things have sunk in the country-even with strange quarters. But personally, I will not allow you to distract readers hence I will quote Jasper and call your attention again to issues if you “forgot” This is what Jasper said: “So far, Premium Times has not shown anything. They need to show
          photoshots of ‘before’ and ‘after’ the editing was done. How would
          someone use Facebook and Wikepedia as sources upon which they can base
          allegations? Is it because media houses are not sued in Nigeria?” And I said “eh Mr. Jasper but you can sue” Why? Because Premiumtimes is a legal entitiy with an address known to you people in Aso Rock. Also, the publishers and editors of Premumtimes are Nigerians known to you, Goodluck Jonathan media people and you yourself. So? You can sue them. And if you do not sue, when you can sue, it means you cannot refute what they have published. The conclusion? What Premumtimes published is TRUE. That is all I said. Deal with this. Okay?

          • Etomi

            No Jasper cannot bring an action against PT, because he lacks locus standi in the matter…let me stop at that…

          • Jayeoba Fadahunsi

            Except our dear Princess Stella Oduah is using Jasper as her online clone, It is not the business of Jasper to sue. It is the business of our Princess Stella Oduah who has locus standi to sue. And if Princess Stella oduah does not sue then she sends a string signal to the world that the story is true. Does this help?

      • Jasper Ned

        Judging from the propositions you have made, one’s unwillingness to sue a media house for publishing libellous information implies that the information published is true?

        • Jayeoba Fadahunsi

          Look if someone lies against you, and maligns you what will you do?

          • Jasper Ned

            It depends on how busy I am. If I were busy fixing Nigerian airports, I wouldn’t have time to sue them and face the legal battles that may ensue.

          • Jayeoba Fadahunsi

            ah na wa o! na wa o! I see! So the report is true and the facts stand as reported. There are two now. (i) Stella Oduah LIED on her minsitry of aviation website that she has MBA degree from ST Paul College. (ii) Stella Oduah lied that she has a honorary doctorate degree from another US university. The university does not exist and has never existed. I have a question for you. Do you have young ones at home? Does Stella Oduah have children? Will she tell these kinds of lies before her children? Will you do the same?

  • Yusufu Abdullahi

    We are back to Toronto era again! What was the Senate doing in clearing this woman in the first place? If Presidency missed this serious laps, that is the reason why the constitution gave the Senate the power of clearance. It is such eventualities. How many Senior and Junior Staff work in the Senate? This embarrassment is uncalled for Nigerians who are daily praying for good governance not working like butch of illiterates and laughing stocks in the community of nations.

  • ayomi

    This is more than this lady; it is about the reputation of igeria going down in the mud. It is bad enough that we are not trusted around he world but to have one of our ministers lying about her credentials is very ad. There are thousands of Nigerians studying hard in USA now some may have to ave to defend or condemn her action.

    Then our hero worship of people with impressive credentials efore or after their names is a fairly recent phenomenon. It used to be that nly medical doctors were recognized in the sixties and seventies; now it is ccountant this, architect that etc. 95% of articles published in all Nigerian
    newspapers are written by individuals with doctorates, lawyers and other rofessionals.

    I dare any one to call one of their friends or siblings without prefixing that person’s professional title and your head will be beaten off.

    And hank goodness the ruckus of our ambassador in Europe going to court over a
    long time affair has died down. Now this

  • Prince Kole Adedeji {PKA} UAE

    These are the best of Good luck Jonathan administration, Saharareporter pls let know how true is Jonathan’s PhD.

    • Sisco

      Hahaha! His PhD is true. That has already been investigated by several groups. Most politicians don’t lie with a Nigerian degree. They know that it can easily be proven. It’s the foreign ones from strange schools that they assume will never be detected. I think the new information age is helping to confirm such claims now. However I think the House should have done this work for us before confirming her as a minister. What is the point spending so much money on those senators (highest paid in the world) if they cannot confirm documents presented to them or verbal claims made by such individuals. It’s what the country elected (for those who really won) and pays them to do.

      • Prince Kole Adedeji {PKA} UAE

        Thank you very much, I couldn’t imagine a PhD holder acting like our President, is not NASS responsibilty to be investigating certificate, is the duty of who sent them to the NASS. Well, this just shows the Jonathan’s best.

        • Sisco

          The position is political and doesn’t require a Masters degree or a PhD. The president recommends whoever he wishes for the position and its the responsibility of those approving the recommendation to go through the credentials and either reject or accept the person. If the president is overlooking the credentials of the individuals because of party affiliations then at least the house which has opposition elements should do a better job.

  • Segun Abayomi

    just a diversion; can any one publish the resume Minister Stella oduah submitted to the senate and CCB?