Boko Haram: Obama snubs Nigeria again, gives $35m military support to France

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President Barack Obama has ordered the release of $35 million worth of U.S. military and defence assistance to France which has been backing the military of Chad, Niger and Mali in the fight against jihadist group, Boko Haram, ignoring Nigeria that has been at the centre of the five-year insurgency.

A press statement from the White House on Wednesday said the United States leader gave the support to enable France secure the three French-speaking African nations, who all share borders with Nigeria.

In the White House statement, President Obama gave authority to US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to facilitate the US assistance to Mali, Niger and Chad.

“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the authority under section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to direct the drawdown of up to $35 million in defense services of the Department of Defense to provide assistance to France in its efforts to secure Mali, Niger, and Chad from terrorists and violent extremists, and to make the determinations required under such section to direct such a drawdown,” the statement said.

The omission is seen as another fallout of the strained relations between Nigeria and the United States over the Boko Haram war.

Nigeria suspended a military training with the U.S. in 2014 after the Americans repeatedly blocked its effort to buy arms to fight Bok Haram.

The US government denied Nigeria the sales of US-made Cobra fighter-helicopters. New information now have revealed that the sales were coming from Israel which had okayed the deal from its own inventory, but needed US approval since the fighter-helicopters were from America.

The Israeli government under the terms of the US assistance cannot transfer the military helicopter to another foreign country except the US government approved it.

The United States had criticised the Nigerian military’s human rights record and its handling of the Boko Haram crisis, particular the search for over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the group, from Chibok, Borno State.

With the current administration winding down in less than a month, the American government now appears ready to provide improved assistance to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram, once the Muhammadu Buhari presidency takes office May 29.

Last week in New York at the Time magazine Influential 100 people gala, top US government officials including Samantha Powers promised that the US will do more to support the search for the Chibok girls and the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria.

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  • amazing2012

    U.S. is right to snub us, we are not serious almost in everything that we suppose to be serious. One person will steal hundred of that amount and go free. Just yesterday Igbenidion was prosecuted to pay a fine of N3million for stealing N35 billion !!!
    Beside our military are the most corrupt institution because it has no audit but military discipline (obey) !!!!

  • musa aliyu

    Jona, when will you go?!

    • burning spear

      did buhari not go when he was sacked by IBB—-then sent to prison on top of that-?—

      • Man_Enough

        ibb is 1 person. the entire nigeria rejects your man. let him go.

  • Emmy

    We are not as poor as those countries mentioned in the this directive and beside the money was given to France to prosecute the war against terrorism which its already involved in and not directly the countries. Since we have no foreign boots on ground, we don’t deserve d aid anyway. At least we have been able to show that we are capable to sorting ourselves out without any handout from the foreign bodies. NA should do more to prosecute this war to a logical conclusion so as for it to be able to take back it rightful place as the greatest in Africa. Discipline and professionalism should be restored, recruitment should always be done based on merit

    • burning spear

      u are no poor is the revenue of the country from your enclave

  • burning spear

    Will Brainless Buhari be able to investigate the emir of Kano—–Aware the
    said SANUSI-now the emir of Kano like Buhari succeeded in deceiving some, but his frauds can NEVER be covered.

    Here are few of his fraudulent activities exposed by FRC audit
    1] He donated N1b to BUK, Kano and wrote that he donated N4 million.
    2] He wrote N40b debt of a bank without documentation and authority.
    3] He invested $Billions in Malaysia Islamic Bank with no return on Investment to Nigeria.
    4] He awarded 63 contracts valued over N1b each, without approval
    5] He spent N1.257b for Lunch for his Police and Private Guards in a year.
    6] He donated N1billion to a political party–APC to build offices Nationwide.
    7] He spent N4.5b to renovates his personal home without approval.
    8] He spent N4billion on a CBN PH branch building that was already completed.
    9] He wrote N2b Bogus checks to Airlines (some not registered in Nigeria) to distribute currency.
    10) Claimed paying Nigerian Security Printing & Minting in 2011 N38.233b for the “printing of bank notes”. Company’s turnover in 2011 is only group is N29.370b from all customers including CBN.
    11) Associated Airline was paid N1.025b in 2011, while the company was Dormant in the same year. (No Operation).

    Operated Bogus Expense Heads To Hide Fraudulent Activities

    … CBN Has Held An Account With A Balance Of N1.423 Billion For An Unknown Customer Since 2008.

  • burning spear

    Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

    Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

    The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government.

    While accusing President Jonathan of failing from the beginning to address the security situation in the country, Buhari said he has never been in support of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state.

    According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all.

    “What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta region at that time wanted to win their elections. So they recruited the youths and gave them guns and bullets and used them against their opponents to win elections by force.

    “After the elections were over, they asked the boys to return the guns; the boys refused to return the guns. Because of that, the allowance that was being given to the youths by the governors during that time was stopped.

  • Rumournaire

    We should stop this nonsensical and beggarly habit of always expecting aid from other countries. We have the most expensive legislature in the world. If we spend all our money making our so-called lawmakers fat, what moral right do we have to expect a more serious-minded country to give us aid?

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Thank you.

    • Abdulazeez Oyibo

      If you call our legislature fat, our executive must be described in terms of mountains and the likes.

      • Rumournaire

        True. Point is that we have by far the most expensive government in the world. There is no other country I know where legislators fix their own salaries and allowances and are not subject to anyone’s approval. A Senator from my state collects those hundreds of millions in the name of “Constituency Projects Allowance”, distributes 3 exercise books to Primary School pupils in his LGA and claims to have carried out a “Constituency Project”! Scandalous! And yet we want United States to donate money to help us fight BH? We must be joking!

        • Abdulazeez Oyibo

          The beauty of the 8 Assembly is that more people are now politically aware. Let us put our leaders in the spot light. Write letters, petitions, protest and complaints when we feel the need or feel short changed. Our Leaders have been basking in the euphoria of our ignorance. It’s time for all to be involved in our collective development. Nigeria is too big to be left in the hands of a few men/women.

  • Rommel

    President Jonathan made himself a pariah at home and abroad,no world leader worth his salt associates with him anymore,almost everyone except sycophants and Boko Haram operatives are happy to see his back,for the Boko Haram,they know what a change of government means to their fortunes so they are among the ones who are not happy that their friend and weakling Goodluck Jonathan is gone.Nigeria may yet survive.

    • burning spear

      Happily u are an Ibo man————————————–still in search of the map of biafra—-because u do not know how the CIA operates in Africa—————until u study why Awo or Zk was never able to become president of Nigeria—-u will continue to swim in the shallow waters of yr smelly regional conscience—that is if u have–any——————-happily u are an Ibo man-

  • burning spear

    Sometimes I laugh at the stupidity of the Nigerian Press——————-Not the African Media—but the unthinking visionless unpatriotic Mumu Nigerian press————————with no editorial policy————-as far as they are concerned the Neo Imperialist powers can look down on Nigeria in her fight against boko haram because Obj– Falana–Soyinka and the Sultan of sokoto ati the Emir of Kano–have all gone down the dirty smelly drainage of their rotten conscience if they have any– to allege that the Nigerian army committed human right abuses against the boko haram fighters-so Nigeria must not be supplied with–arms——madness of the highest order————Buhari is Fulani and his Fulani tribemen have been killing the Neo native mumus of Plateau and Benue for over 30 years———-Which global body—–their rescue?———Cameron said he will not respect any human right law with regards to his fight against rioters in his country until the said events were——-We have seen the USA in Iraq and Afghanistan—-not to talk of Vietnam –Including the Rebel groups in south America—–who were re used as a conduit pipe by d USA 4 drugs—–TRAFFICKING—d Ibbs ati gloria Okons were involved in ferrying hard drugs across the world–for the USA————-is PT now telling us that Nigeria cannot afford to purchase 35m worth of arms from them to fight boko haram with my oil revenue–fromd SS?
    ? The USA it was who like the way them trained Bin Laden—sponsored–Boko haram–They started their evil acts with the aid of IBB—Now its clear as daylight that the man the US relied on to set up boko haram was Brainless Buhari————————so its pay back time–hence the move to install Buhari as the unelected de facto president of Nigeria—with the aid of the imperialist powers————-if not what is the sense in this story if we critically align it to the human rights records of brianless certificate less Buhari–as head of state————-over 30 years ago?

  • burning spear

    President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations.

    The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

    This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself.

    This was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election.

    The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time.

    While the “change” mantra of the All Progressives (“APC”) and QUOTA SYSTEM General Buhari haunts the blood stained soul–of certificates Buhari and Obama

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The snub is not for Nigeria rather it is for those two Francophone countries who were basically considered incapable of managing or receiving the money directly.The derogatory treatment of African countries by the policy makers in the USA leaves much to the desire. Why must France receive money on behalf of two sovereign nations.

    Thank God they did not approach the British with Nigeria’s .

    • burning spear

      The thing here is this—why would a Journalist worth his salt—– who are trained to think like a diplomats— lawyers –engineers—lower themselves to this point——with this yeye childish story–?- The entire idea behind it as penned by the Apes in APC for PT, WAS to vilify Jonathan–That the USA wants to have dealings with only brainless Buhari————————was Jonathan part of the forces trained to fight boko haram—?—————-who took the pictures of the fight between boko haram and the soldiers–Was it not the same Fulani soldiers—-being paid with money from the oil wells in the Niger delta–and sent–same to Obama—–in the white house’?—–Shehu Sanni who was the brain behind these crimes—is today a senator of the FRN–to be salaried with my oil revenue–That is Nigeria for u–If u are from the Fulani tribe–then Nigeria will regard u as a purified Nigerian—–Now the Yoruba group has been added to the list—–But if Ijaw–woe unto yr rotten soul————-This got to stop–we can not continue to use our resources and be treated as if we are 7th class citizens by people we do not even know how they became Nigerians in the first place via wars may be—Again the story does not make sense one little bit——————————-Because the arms were passed through France to the countries that Buhari used HER citizens to rig the JUST COLUDED elections for the Fulani emirate—————————-what is 35m to the oil revenue base of the people of the SS’? Yet even if it will not happen today– one day some day we shall be gone–separation is the answer————-not matter how long—it will take– us to arrive at our destination————————-

  • burning spear

    The thing here is this—why would a Journalist worth his salt—– who are trained to think like a diplomats— lawyers –engineers—lower themselves to this point——with this yeye childish story–?- The entire idea behind it as penned by the Apes in APC for PT, WAS to vilify Jonathan–That the USA wants to have dealings with only brainless Buhari————————was Jonathan part of the forces trained to fight boko haram—?—————-who took the pictures of the fight between boko haram and the soldiers–Was it not the same Fulani soldiers—-being paid with money from the oil wells in the Niger delta–and sent–same to Obama—–in the white house’?—–Shehu Sanni who was the brain behind these crimes—is today a senator of the FRN–to be salaried with my oil revenue–That is Nigeria for u–If u are from the Fulani tribe–then Nigeria will regard u as a purified Nigerian—–Now the Yoruba group has been added to the list—–But if Ijaw–woe unto yr rotten soul————-This got to stop–we can not continue to use our resources and be treated as if we are 7th class citizens by people we do not even know how they became Nigerians in the first place via wars may be—Again the story does not make sense one little bit——————————-Because the arms were passed through France to the countries that Buhari used HER citizens to rig the JUST COLUDED elections for the Fulani emirate—————————-what is 35m to the oil revenue base of the people of the SS’? Yet even if it will not happen today– one day some day we shall be gone–separation is the answer————-not matter how long—it will take– us to arrive at our destination——————

    • Guguru

      Ashen Spear,

      You say APC members are apes. Well, that is a good thing because you are saying APC members are more advanced creatures than the PDP monkeys, right? Tell me, given a choice of being a monkey or an ape, which would you prefer? LOL.

  • Maria

    Jonathan’s government will steal the money has it been given!

    • burning spear

      no wonder u are with APC—-no brain–they said 35m worth of arms–the USA did not say cash–thieves

      • Maria

        Hahahahahahahahaha! You are a moron.. I repeat here for you the statement because it seems you are an illiterate…”President Barack Obama has ordered the release of $35 million worth of U.S. military and defence assistance…” By the way, even if it is arms, USA knows that Jonathan and his General, AKA Tompolo and Asari Dokubo will steam the arms.

        • abuasmau

          Hmm, Maria you must be a genius.

  • Ha

    Giving any money to Nigeria before the handover date (May 29th) would only amount to funding terrorism. How can you give assistance to a terrorist to fight himself? Obama has wisdom.

  • burning spear

    Sanusi as governor of CBN–held An Account With A Balance Of N1.423 Billion For An Unknown Customer Since 2008
    awarded 63 contracts valued over N1b each, without approval–will brainless buhari be man enough to investigate his fulani brother–emir of kano–never–yr guess is as good as mine

    5] He spent N1.257b for Lunch for his Police and Private Guards in a year.
    6] He donated N1billion to a political party–APC to build offices Nationwide.
    7] He spent N4.5b to renovates his personal home without approval.
    8] He spent N4billion on a CBN PH branch building that was already completed.
    9] He wrote N2b Bogus checks to Airlines (some not registered in Nigeria) to distribute currency.
    10) Claimed paying Nigerian Security Printing & Minting in 2011 N38.233b for the “printing of bank notes”. Company’s turnover in 2011 is only group is N29.370b from all customers including CBN.
    11) Associated Airline was paid N1.025b in 2011, while the company was Dormant in the same year. (No Operation).

    Operated Bogus Expense Heads To Hide Fraudulent Activities

    • Man_Enough

      all the above offenses (if at all) were committed under the watch of your mentor, jonathan. all he could do was suspend him from office. do you want buhari to take his pills for him?

      • abuasmau

        Well first identify if it was stealing or corruption. The former would make him go free.

  • Man_Enough

    it was for the good of nigeria that US turned us down at the time they did. all the helicopters would have been passed on to boko haram.

    • abuasmau

      Thank you Man_Enough.

  • Dulles2

    Ha: President Jonathan has a bad aura. Anyone who’s met him grows – not fond of him,
    but to hate his flippancy. That is what played out in Nigeria in the 2015 election. He has a
    really bad aura. When Jonathan wants to sound confident he irritates, because he’ll come out
    flippant by dismissing a complex problem requiring complex reasoning in one second as just
    a small thing. He takes all the wrong positions a head of state should not; not least appearing
    in defence of corruption by separating corruption from its theft component. He drags his feet
    like a confused person where quick steps are required before a cell in the body politic gets
    cancerous. Like now, he dilly-dallies on a straightforward matter that Buhari is constitutionally
    dis-qualified from the 2015, like a knave waiting for mass uprising from democratic defenders
    of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution before he realizes the obvious. Foreigners find it most difficult
    to relate to an amorphous person like that – who stands for nothing, besides his self-interest.

    • The Interrogator

      We should agree that no good president should need any reminder to faithfully execute the laws
      and the Constitution of his country. That is what Jonathan swore on oath to do upon taking office
      in the year 2011 by putting his hand on the Holy Bible to swear in solemnity before God and Man.
      That he has let down God and Man is not a reason to overlook the 1999 Constitution, saying:-

      • A person shall not be qualified for election to
      the office of President if he has presented a
      forged certificate to the Independent
      National Electoral Commission.

      …….Section 137 (1) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

      • poet

        I REALLY WISH GOODLUCK JONATHAN COULD GET A SECOND BITE AT THE APPLE.
        HE WILL BE THE BEST PRESIDENT NIGERIA HAS HAD AFTER THIS GLOBAL DISGRACE.
        NOW HE HAS LEARNT HIS LESSONS AND SEEN THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS FOLLIES.
        A CAGED BIRD, AS HE CALLS HIMSELF, NEEDS HONEST NARRATIVES OF THE OUTSIDE.

        • Repeat Again

          Muhammadu Buhari NEVER had a Wasc certificate—–Says WAEC

          The disclaimer letter from WAEC is the final nail in Buhari’s coffin.
          WAEC is the owner of Wasc certificates and its sole issuer as well.
          Once WAEC has said it never issued a WASC certificate to Buhari,
          and since no other organization could have issued Buhari a Wasc,
          Buhari became a criminal perjurer who is dis-qualified by the 1999
          Constitution of Nigeria from 2015 presidential race, pure and simple!

          • achu

            How can Buhari now show a WASC (certificate) he never had? But the useless Muhammadu Buhari man caused this confusion. He was just telling lies all over the place to confuse people. One time he said his WASC is with the Army. When the army shouted BARAWO at him now Buhari changed story. He now said his WASC is with his Katsina school Principal. That yeye school Principal, like criminal, took bic biro to start writing grades and cancelling NECO on a sheet of paper that does not have either the WAEC or Cambridge seal. Not once did Buhari himself – as old as he is – tell the public the truth that he does not have any Wasc and to beg all Nigerians for forgiveness for voting for a terrible liar like himself.

          • konkobelow

            • ” WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
            who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
            in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
            Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

            ……………………….WAEC HEADQUARTERS

            (January 28th, 2015)

    • abuasmau

      Dulles or Dull. Is GEJ to personally disqualify GMB or the the courts to do that? Busy bodies have taken the case to court, what’s your hurry? Why not allow the rule of law to work?

      • chike

        @abuasmau:disqus:

        Why are you abusing him? @dulles is talking sense. Why does Jonathan have
        attorney-general? Is it not for defence of public interest? Which public interest
        is more than the danger of having an ILLEGAL PRESIDENT LIKE BUHARI sworn
        into office in contravention of 1999 Constitution?

        You are not making sense to me. You even abuse those doing the right thing. You call
        them busy-bodies for defending legal order in Nigeria. Your type is now the majority in
        the country.

        You are in the company of useless hypocrites like Femi Falana, Wole Soyinka and
        Itse Sagay
        who are now like those three proverbial monkeys, see no evil, speak no
        evil and hear no evil on the plain fact that Muhammadu Buhari is disqualified under
        Section 137 (j) of Nigeria’s Constitution having submitted a false Wasc certificate
        to INEC by reciting it in a sworn affidavit.

      • Omotolaaraujo

        America is not funding the biggest scammer government in Africa. When Jonathan is gone, and corruption is being dealt a heavy blow, then Nigeria should see better support.

  • Guguru

    Obama, thank you for not handing that money to Jonathan. You and I know that he will flee with all that money to Otuoke particularly after burning through some of his hard-stolen cash in the elections. Also, if Jonathan receives the cash, he coudl buy weapons to harass or even kill those who aided the fall and destruction of his campaign. So Obama, keep the real money until Buhari gets into power. We appreciate you for being smart about the whole thing.

    • burning spear

      The resources of the Niger delta are more than 35m dollars and more than what Buhari stole from the SS–in just one month—–2.8b

      • Guguru

        burning spear,

        I see that the dosage of your medication has been changed this morning. What 2.8b are you referring to?

        • desmond

          Goodluck Jonathan set to make history……

          The man Goodluck Jonathan will be the first head of state in this world
          to purposely hand over power to a constitutionally dis-qualified candidate.

          But is this the meaning of Ph.D? Is this the purpose of going to school?
          This Goodluck Jonathan is just a total disgrace to himself and to Nigeria.

          • Guguru

            desmond,

            I can hardly see the point you are trying to make even though i do agree with your conclusion.

          • desmond

            @disqus_KvnclyQqXl:disqus, You don’t know the meaning of constitutionally disqualified candidate?
            If so, you must be a hypocrite to know the meaning of “..Goodluck Jonathan is just a total
            disgrace to himself and to Nigeria
            “Is a head of state supposed to violate his country’s
            constitution in the first place? But that is what President Jonathan is set to do out of fear?

          • No Comment

            • A person shall not be qualified for election to

            the office of President if he has presented a

            forged certificate to the Independent

            National Electoral Commission.

            …….Section 137 (j) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

          • Guguru

            desmond,

            Please re-read my comments rather than engaging in comments that further illustrate the depth of your lack of comprehension. Again, i said, “I can hardly see the point you are trying to make even though i do agree with your conclusion.” The other questions you have raised are a mere waste of time and space. They are at best, very nebulous.

          • hafeez

            IN FAIRNESS, MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS NEVER SAID HE IS NOT DISQUALIFIED
            FOR SUBMITTING A FALSE WASC CLAIM TO INEC. THE ONLY REASON BUHARI
            IS STILL IN THIS 2015 ELECTION IS THAT PRESIDENT JONATHAN HAS MADE UP
            HIS OWN MIND TO ALLOW THIS ILLEGALITY, BY PLACING HIS OWN DICTATION
            OVER THE 1999 CONSTITUTION TO SORT OF ANNUL NIGERIA’S CONSTITUTION.
            THEREFORE, BUHARI IS NOT A CRIMINAL BECAUSE HE IS STEALING IN FRONT
            OF THE POLICEMAN WHO IS NOT DOING ANYTHING TO HIM.

      • Omotolaaraujo

        Stop talking about the resources that are poisoning the Delta.

  • bob

    Well, Mr Obama is trying to bully African countries in submission to his ideologies and I really hate the fact they are trying to influence political decisions in Nigeria (like, the gay rights law act). While, at the same time he is opening america up to Cuba and shaking hands with governments like Russia and China that have significantly very different ideologies on human liberties to America. I think this is why many African countries prefer business with China because they are in Africa to do business which is mutually beneficial to both parties not just disguising their colonial intentions as aid to Africa.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      Africa does business with China, because they are corrupt communists that sell their inferior products using slave labor, and they can come into Nigeria and take advantage of the work force. Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.

      • Guguru

        Omo,

        Thank you o jare.

    • Guguru

      bob,

      Yes, Obama is probably responsible for the missing $20 billion in Nigeria, xenophobia in South Africa, unconstitutional third-term election by the existing President of Burundi, the never ending war in South Sudan, etc. America is responsible for all of this, even though the Chinese and the Russians are busy supplying most of the weapons being used in South Sudan to destabilize that nation.

      • bob

        well, the report was released and it is not 20 billion that is missing and the NNPC actually overpaid the government due to accounting errors.

        • Omotolaaraujo

          Laughing at you!

        • Guguru

          bob,

          You mean the report that the auditors of the report said does not meet global auditing standards or what other report are you talking about?

          • bob

            Well, I am not saying Nigeria is perfect, but I don’t like other countries (America and the West) undermining our independence as a sovereign nation. It suggest we are still not independent enough to decide for ourselves. i.e we are in essence just dumb children, they can take candy from and replace with rocks.

          • bob

            America and the West are not perfect as well.

          • Guguru

            bob,

            Who is undermining Nigeria’s independence? Is Nigeria really independent when Chad and Niger had crossed into Borno State without permission to help fight Boko Haram? What about the 480 Nigerian soldiers who ran to Cameroon for safety when Boko Haram attacked them, does that suggest to you that Nigeria is an independent nation? How can Nigeria claim independence when it cannot protect itself?

          • bob

            Well, Chad and Niger both have permission to enter Nigeria and fight Boko Haram, that is why Cameroon soldiers are not in Nigeria because they do not have permission and the french army are not in Nigeria. And retreating from some areas if the military is out gunned does not imply Boko Haram is stronger that the Nigerian army.

          • Guguru

            bob,

            Assuming there was permission. then, why are other nations fighting our way for us? Is this not a disgrace given that we fought briliantly in Liberia?

          • bob

            Well, I don’t don’t believe collaborating with our neighbors is a disgrace, in fact it is welcomed because in the initial stages of this insurgence, Nigerians accused these neighbors of harbouring the Boko Haram guys. I thing collaborating within Africa to solve our problems is the way forward but if Jonathan accepted the offer of UN forces entering Nigeria to fight Boko Haram for us, that will be disgraceful to Nigeria.

          • Guguru

            bob,

            Collaborating with your neighbors to save other nations seems logical to me. But to collaborate with your neighbors to save several cities within your domain which could have easily been saved if the right things were done, is a disgrace. Difference of opinion there.

        • Guguru

          bob,

          The report said it could not vouch for the reliability of the audit.

      • Paului

        So the United States does not supply arms to whom it deem ally or for her own interest?. That is not what is at stake. Boko haram is almost done and we all know it. Nigeria does not need united States to rap up the war on boko haram. It’s almost done.

    • bob

      I like that Jonathan is standing up to them and i hope Buhari stands up to them as well and not allow other countries to decide for Nigerian. (If Nigeria army had the fucking weapons delivered on the right time the army would have done better, but instead they had to hold position while the government runs around to find who will sell them weapons).

      • Guguru

        bob,

        Did you know that Nigeria had drones they bought from Israel in 2006? Have you asked the Nigerian Air force, who should be supporting the Nigerian Army, what they did with that drone they bought, which coudl have aided in the recovery of the missing girls? Did you know that the US gave $20 million to Nigeria in 2012 as part of its effort to aid Nigeria in the war on terror? Did you know that the US handed over millions of dollars worth of non-lethal equipment to Nigeria in 2013 to aid the war on terror in Nigeria? Bob, ignorance is bliss. LOL.

  • mdsurgeon

    This headline is very provocative at best, and very dubious at the very worst. There is no indication that the US gave money directly to any of the African countries mentioned but to France, one of its allies directly helping those countries in the war against Boko Haram. And those countries need the help because they are so much poorer than Nigeria.
    Why is Nigeria looking for cash help from the US anyway when it spends so much on the recurrent expenditure and compensation of its legislators and executives? I will not even support the US sending any monetary help to Nigeria until we first put our own house in order.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      Bravo!

    • Guguru

      mdsurgeon,

      And, in 2012, the US handed $20 million to the Nigerian government to help fight the war on terror. This was at a time they thought the Jonathan administration was worth their onion.

      • mdsurgeon

        I didn’t even know that. I bet the US must be regretting pouring their money down a waste drain. Now they know better!

        • Guguru

          mdsurgeon,

          It is even worse than that: Nigeria is the top 8 nation in the world that receives aid in every form from the United States. In 2013, this aid reached as much as $400 million, all of it was not in cash. But when you listen to the ego-driven and illiterate defenders of Jonathan and the current state of Nigeria, you would think the US was out to destroy Nigeria or turn it into a slave state. The US handed several ships to Nigeria. Rather than a thank you to the US, ignorant Nigerians say F*** you to the US. And they wonder why it is so hard for them to get a visa to visit the US? LOL.

          • Omotolaaraujo

            Hats off to you!

          • Guguru

            Omo,

            The sort of data I have about Nigeria sickens me particularly when i see Nigerians thriving on ignorance. Nigerian leaders are liars and agents of innuendo. They prefer not to be data-driven in the decisions and policies. Thus, Nigeria is essentially a nation of accidental policies and practices or hit and miss policies.

          • Omotolaaraujo

            Technology has been ignored to hide accountability. The power supply is used to keep Nigerians in the darkness by more than one definition. I hope there’s anything left when Jonathan leaves Aso Rock.

          • Guguru

            Omo,

            Nicely stated.

          • mdsurgeon

            Some of these Jonathan supporters would even want to delude themselves into saying the U.S. was only after their oil, as if the U.S. does not have its owndeposits of oil.
            Fact is, we have had a terribly dysfunctional government for a long time but a new sheriff is coming into town from May 29th. Change is already here.

          • Guguru

            mdsurgeon,

            Exactly! Jonathanians and their deep delusions have helped with creating a system that was entirely dependent on dishonest and incompetent policies and actions with profound negative effect on the entire nation.

        • Guguru

          The US does not regret investing in the largest democracy in Africa. Though it pains the US to see Jonathan behave in such an inappropriate way.

      • burning spear

        THE AMERICANS DON GIVE CASH–THEY EQUATE SUCH TO THE MATERIAL SUPPORT OFFERED-

        • Guguru

          You work for the Americans to know this, right?

    • burning spear

      THE STORY WAS PENNED BY LIAR MOHAMED————AND THE APES IN APC————-THAT IS WHY–IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE ONE LITTLE BIT—HOW THE STORY BECAME LINKED TO JONATHAN AND THE FIGHT AGAINST BOKO HARAM IS STILL A MYSTERY–TO ME–ELECTIONS ARE OVER AND DONE WITH—Yet the Apes in APC will not allow the outgoing president to go in peace——–its been one fake story after another————–just to confuse Nigerians———–the Apes in APC have become so empty——they can splash anything on the pages on newspapers to cover the certificate scandal of buhari and the woman he married at 9—yr of age————The NEO IMPERIALIST POWERS—–LED BY OBAMA WHO INSTALLED BRAINLESS BUHARI INTO POWER–SAY THEY ARE SENDING ARMS TO FRANCE WORTH 35M——————-WHAT IS OUR BUSINESS WITH THAT—-AGAIN WHAT CONCERNS JONAH With THAT TYPE OF ARRANGEMENT–I DONT KNOW

      • mdsurgeon

        It has been a deliberate policy of mine to always ignore your rantings and ravings which you copiously spread all over the blogs. Moment I see your moniker, I just move on to the next writer because you have never made sense to me!

        • Guguru

          mdsurgeon,

          LOL. I have been trying to rehabilitate Smoldering Spear for the longest time. He escaped from a behavioral home for young men. Catching him and placing him in a straight jacket has been tougher than I thought.

          • mdsurgeon

            I sincerely hope you succeed in that endeavor. He needs all the help he can get.

          • Guguru

            mdsurgeon,

            He is worth helping. For now, he suffers from the PTSD of Jonathan’s Presidential election loss. We placed in him a behavioral home at first, only to receive a phone call that he had escaped. LOL.

          • egoigwe

            Not a “He” but a “She”.

          • Guguru

            It does not matter. Gender matters little to those who are closer to a straight jacket than they think.

          • egoigwe

            Hahaha! You are really very wicked my bro 🙂

          • Guguru

            LOL. I am doing all i can to save Burning Spear.

  • burning spear

    Under Buhari’s watch as Petroleum Minister in the late 1970s, $2.8 billion (worth billions of naira today) was missing from the NNPC account. The matter was subject to Senate investigation under the chairmanship of Olusola Saraki in 1983. But before the report could be dealt with, Buhari conveniently overthrew the Shagari government in a military coup d’état.

    Vera Ifudu, an NTA newscaster, revealed that Saraki told her in an interview that the missing money was traced to Buhari’s account at Midland Bank in London. For this disclosure, Vera was summarily sacked by the NTA. However, she appealed against her dismissal in court and won. She even received a handsome financial compensation for wrongful dismissal from the NTA by Buhari.

    Instead of clearing his name as a man of integrity, Buhari refused to appear before the Oputa Panel set up to look into the matter (among under things) by the Obasanjo administration. Same as his certificate-which happily for us he still remembers the examination number but no the name he used in registering for the WASC–WHICH WAS MOHAMED———–INSTEAD–OF MOAHAMMADU

    Buhari claims to be an anti-corruption crusader, nevertheless, he agreed to serve under Sani Abacha, one of the most corrupt Heads-of-State ever in the history of Nigeria. While there has been no proven allegation that Buhari corruptly enriched himself as Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund under Abacha, it is abundantly clear that this fabled anti-corruption crusader failed to curb the rampant corruption that prevailed in the organization. Group Captain Usman Jibrin, a board member of PTF, resigned from the organization in protest over Buhari’s irregular appointments of consultants.

    • burning spear

      President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations.

      The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

      This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself. As if that was not insulting enough–the USA under Obama honored one of the greatest elections riggers on earth–Jega with an Award hours after announcing the rigged result of the elections with Buhari as the anointed–boko haram leader of Nigeria-the man the US designated to take over from Shekau-the lost and found Fulani leader of boko haram–

      Sadly this was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election threatening Jonathan to behave or be killed by the CIA.

      The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time.

      While the “change” mantra of the All Progressives (“APC”) and QUOTA SYSTEM General Buhari haunts the blood stained soul–of certificates Buhari and Obama

  • juris

    Muhammadu Buhari is NOT a criminal

    In fairness to Muhammadu Buhari he has never said he is not dis-qualified
    for submitting a false Wasc claim to Inec. The only reason Buhari is still
    in this 2015 election is that President Jonathan has made up his own mind
    to allow this illegality stand, by placing his own personal dictation over the
    1999 constitution to sort of annul Nigeria’s Constitution. That means Buhari
    is NOT a criminal because he is stealing right in front of the policeman
    who is not doing anything to either stop or arrest him.

    • franktalk

      Muhammadu Buhari NEVER had a Wasc certificate—–Says WAEC

      • ” WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
      who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
      in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
      Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

      ……………………….WAEC HEADQUARTERS

      (January 28th, 2015)

      • Freeman

        ..

    • Omotolaaraujo

      Stop complaining. Jona has no choice. There are witnesses that said they were present when Buhari took his exams. You’re pissing in the wind.

      • ochefu Oleh

        You well so? Who is the owner and issuer of all Wasc certificates? Is it not WAEC?
        WAEC now wrote DISCLAIMER on 28th of January that Waec has NEVER issued
        Muhammadu Buhari any Wasc certificate in 1961 or before or afterwards. So, which
        witness is more than WAEC who must sign and put seal on all Wasc certificates it has
        ever issued?

        Even look at it another way. Has Muhammadu Buhari ever dared to sue WAEC
        to court since 28th January that WAEC has told a big lie against him?

        My friend, learn to think very well before you come here to type and post. We have
        too much brain here! Buhari was just telling lies all the way. How can Wasc he never
        got become missing? Buhari is just a criminal because that is how the law defines his
        shameful mis-behaviour. To imagine that this Buhari is former head of state is the worst
        disgrace he has brought to Nigeria.

        • chike

          @Omotolaaraujo:disqus

          You are in the company of useless hypocrites like Femi Falana, Wole Soyinka and
          Itse Sagay
          who are now like those three proverbial monkeys who see no evil,

          speak no evil and hear no evil on the plain fact that Muhammadu Buhari is dis-qualified

          under Section 137 (j) of Nigeria’s Constitution for having submitted a false Wasc certificate
          to INEC by reciting it in a sworn affidavit.

        • achike

          @Omotolaaraujo:disqus:

          You are in the company of useless hypocrites like Femi Falana, Wole Soyinka and
          Itse Sagay
          who are now like those three proverbial monkeys who see no evil,
          speak no evil and hear no evil on the plain fact that Buhari is dis-qualified
          under Section 137 (j) of Nigeria’s Constitution for having submitted a
          false Wasc certificate to INEC by reciting it in a sworn affidavit.

          • Omotolaaraujo

            Tell it to a judge. I am proud to stand against the gangsters in the Nigerian government. There are many of us here and elsewhere. We are blessed.

          • i dey hear

            • A person shall not be qualified for election to

            the office of President if he has presented a

            forged certificate to the Independent

            National Electoral Commission.

            …….Section 137 (j) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

          • franktalk

            Muhammadu Buhari NEVER had a Wasc certificate—–Says WAEC

            • ” WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
            who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
            in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
            Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

            ……………………….WAEC HEADQUARTERS

            (January 28th, 2015)

          • anwari

            Did WAEC tell you it conducted the exam in 1961? Has waec told you it can provide the certifird true copies of Buhari’s classmates? Think with your head, you are becoming nauseating.

        • Omotolaaraujo

          The military has his certificate, then they don’t. WAEC has no record, but we see test results that are not flattering to Buhari. His classmates say he took his exams. Buhari doesn’t have to sue WAEC. The criminal was voted out by a majority of Nigerians. Jonathan was a gangster, and someone must be brought to justice for stealing the wealth of the nation.

  • agbobu

    NOW THE PDP IS SHOUTING AND RUNNING AROUND LIKE HEADLESS CHICKENS. I WARNED AND PREDICTED THIS. YOU HAVE MADE YOUR BED SO YOU MUST SLEEP ON IT. THE ALMIGHTY GOD IS VERY GREAT. GOODLUCK JONATHAN YOU COULD HAVE TOLD THE WORKERS THE TRUTH, WHICH IS THAT THE IN COMING ADMINISTRATION WILL INHERIT A VERY EMPTY TREASURY. GOODLUCK JONATHAN YOU COULD HAVE TOLD THE WORKERS THAT YOUR ADMINISTRATION MASSIVELY LOOTED THE TREASURY AND STOLE ALL OUR MONEY. GOODLUCK JONATHAN FOR YOUR INFORMATION, NOBODY AND WE MEAN NOBODY WILL BE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH OUR STOLEN MONEY AND WEALTH. WE WILL HUNT THE TREASURY LOOTERS AND THIEVES DOWN, NO MATTER WHO OR WHERE THEY ARE IN THIS EARTH AND WE WILL SHAME THEM AND MAKE THEM PAY VERY DEARLY FOR THEIR VERY SERIOUS CRIMES AGAINST NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      We pray for justice to the nation. Nigerians should not merely have to forget about it and be expected to get over it. A lot of people died. Their lives should not be forgotten.

  • Guguru

    How the US helps Nigeria

    The Nigerian Navy on Friday took delivery of a new warship, NNS OKPABANA, donated by the United States government as part of efforts to tackle security challenges in Nigeria’s waters and the gulf of guinea.

    Ownership of the ship was transferred to Nigeria from the U.S. Coastguard in May 2014.

    It was the second ship provided by the U.S. government, following the first, NNS Thunder.

    Although the ship was a donation, the Nigerian Navy spent about $8.5 million refurbishing the vessel and emplacing its armaments, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Friday.

    Receiving the vessel in Lagos, the Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, a Vice Admiral, said the addition of the vessel would boost the navy’s war against maritime crimes.

    “It is worthy of note to state that the successes recorded by NNS THUNDER in curtailing threats in our maritime domain and the larger Gulf of Guinea region, with the confidence reposed in our country by the USA, that made it possible to acquire NNS OKPABANA,” Mr. Jibrin said.

    Premium Times, January 2015, “Nigerian Navy takes delivery of new warship donated by United States”

    • Abiboss

      The first warship was given in 2011 in Alameda, California. Those naval boys spent about 8-10 months in the U.S for training. People can blame America and Obama for anything instead of looking inward and see what they are doing wrong.

  • Guguru

    US Security Assistance To Nigeria

    In fiscal year 2012, the United States provided over $20 million in security assistance to Nigeria, part of that to build the country’s military, boost its capacity to investigate terrorist attacks and enhance the government’s forensic capabilities, she said.

    Chicago Tribune, May 2014, “U.S. offers to help Nigeria in hunt for abducted girls”

    • Omotolaaraujo

      I wonder where the funding went?

      • Guguru

        We shall never know.

  • favourtalk

    Soon, we will have a real president who will make nigeria to be recognized again

  • damilola olasunkanmi

    Editor Sir,

    Some guys are committing intellectual property stealing here, please!
    Somebody will write something after thinking very hard, then, a lazy man
    who did not think at all will just take that thing and repost it in his own name
    – as if he is the genius who did the thinking. We have to be fair here. Nothing
    wrong with reposting an interesting view, but you must give credits to the real
    thinker. The only contributor who keeps to that rule here is @Words on Marble.

  • Guguru

    Jonathan Used Mercenaries To Fight Boko Haram

    “DAKAR, Senegal — Hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa and other countries are playing a decisive role in Nigeria’s military campaign against Boko Haram, operating attack helicopters and armored personnel carriers and fighting to retake towns and villages captured by the Islamist militant group, according to senior officials in the region.

    The Nigerian government has not acknowledged the presence of the mercenaries, but a senior government official in northern Nigeria said the South Africans — camped out in a remote portion of the airport in Maiduguri, the city at the heart of Boko Haram’s uprising — conducted most of their operations at night because “they really don’t want to let people know what is going on.”

    He said the mercenaries’ role was crucial, part of a new offensive against Boko Haram after a nearly six-year insurrection. The Nigerian military, under pressure because of a presidential election to be held this month, has recently claimed a string of successes against Boko Haram, boasting about the recapture of a number of towns.

    The mercenaries “are in the vanguard in the liberation of some of the communities,” the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.”

    New York Times, March 2015, “Mercenaries Join Nigeria’s Military Campaign Against Boko Haram”

    • Eudoxia Ingerina

      Mercenaries have always and will remain an integral part of warfare… Deal with it.

      • Guguru

        Did Nigeria need mercenaries to fight in Liberia? Whose warfare requires mercenaries?

    • bigbang

      If it is the US army, they will say it is private military contractors, but if it is Africans, they will say mercenaries.

      • Guguru

        The US did not use mercenaries for any of its wars with direct engagement with enemy combatants. Private security contractors were used to provide security services for some government employees.

        • bigbang

          Nigeria also didn’t use mercenaries for any of its wars in direct engagement. The PMC helped with training, and repairing equipment.

          • Guguru

            I just provided data to that effect. Provide data showing that the US used mercenaries. Do you even know what a mercenary is, because i think you may be struggling with the English language. People who want to lie start comparing the US to Nigeria. Are they even in the same league to begin with? You are comparing apples to oranges. Nigeria cannot even produce the bullets they use in their guns.

          • Guguru

            big bang,

            Really? An event that was widely reported and with a historical account did not happen. I guess the stars in the sky are little Christmas lights put there by you, right? LOL.

  • Del Roy

    Barack Obama has messed up the world

    Since he showed up in America in 2008 as a false prophet of CHANGE, the world worsened.
    as Barack Obama ends up fostering rabid Islamism across the world rather than staunch it.
    His mantra of CHANGE is unfolding as mere euphemism for the promotion of Islamic States.
    When he showed up, Iran was the only rabid Islamic State in the world. Saudi Arabia had banned
    the Islamic Brotherhood. But under Barack Obama, Egypt – for the first time in its history
    turned 360° degrees into an Islamic State, until the Egyptian Army launched a just coup to save
    their country from the virus Barack Obama’s foreign policy was spreading.

    • Del Roy

      …………..(2) Barack Obama has messed up the world

      Unlike Egypt, Libya is not so lucky. The Barack Obama Islamist virus has caught up with it,
      as Libya roils in 2-year plus civil war – with armed militias of the Islamic State Movement
      now in control of a good half of Libya and still fighting for the rest of the ruins of the country.

      Mali was inspired to turn same way and lately became an Islamic State under Obama’s watch,
      as Islamists took over two-third of that country, until French troops flew in to back African troops
      in defenestrating that Islamist-infested Mali. Ditto, Somalia. That hard-scrabble is now gone as a
      failed state under Islamist militias. And today, Nigeria is next in line and limbering up to become
      an ISLAMIC STATE on 29th of May. So much for CHANGE!

    • Del Roy

      ………….(2) Barack Obama has messed up the world

      Unlike Egypt, Libya is not so lucky. The Barack Obama Islamist virus has caught up with it,
      as Libya roils in 2-year plus civil war – with armed militias of the Islamic State Movement
      now in control of a good half of Libya and still fighting for the rest of the ruins of the country.

      Mali was inspired to turn same way and lately became an Islamic State under Obama’s watch,
      as Islamists took over two-third of that country, until French troops flew in to back African troops
      in defenestrating that Islamist-infested Mali. Ditto, Somalia. That hard-scrabble is now gone as a
      failed state under Islamist militias. And today, Nigeria is next in line and limbering up to become
      an ISLAMIC STATE on 29th of May. So much for CHANGE!

      • Freethinker

        ..

        • Observatory

          HOW ABOUT SYRIA? THAT COUNTRY IS NOW GOING INTO UTTER RUINS TOO
          FROM ARTILLERY FIRES FROM THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT
          AND SO IS IRAQ FALLING APART, AS THE ISLAMIC STATE SHOOTS IT TO RUINS.
          THE LIST OF GOOD COUNTRIES NOW RUINED BY OBAMA’S POLICY IS ENDLESS.

  • Abiboss

    Mr. Jonathan caused his own fall. He used to have free access to Obama after the death of Yaradua and when he was elected. Everything changed after he pardoned DSP former governor of Bayelsa state. Before the scandal, He had free access to the White House without going through the normal protocol like others . This is from the reliable source. I hope the source will write a book for all Nigerians to see how inexperience of their president damaged the relationship between two nations. Don’t blame Obama for anything. Who wants to associate with corruption? Even if Obama gives $100,000, there is no guarantee the money will be used for its purpose. Nigerian military is so corrupt that junior officers don’t have uniform and shoes. Those are the basic stuffs, not to talk of weapons.

    • Dazi Victor Mangse

      obama wants His gay conquest passed in Nigeria, same law he passed in over 30 US states. man you dont have a clue what a hero GEJ is.

      • Guguru

        Dazi,

        Tell me, do you think an ant is a miniature wingless wasp? Do you believe a mule is a donkey? Is a phoenix a bird? Is Jonathan a Hero or a destructive force of humanity?

        • Ndifereke

          Now I can see why the Emir will remain on the Oba’s throne in Ilorin forever.

  • zil

    In fact am tired reading APC news about what GEJ did or did not do. They should shed the opposition mentality and prepare for work.
    As ill preparation will lead to excuses which is not acceptable by Nigerians.
    After what has happened, it will take God’s grace for the citizens not to bundle out any non-performing president out of office and the patience to wait for 4 years might not be there.
    The APC should remember, their electoral promises are well documented and the new opposition will start counting from the 100 days covenant with Nigerians document of GMB.

  • Dazi Victor Mangse

    I hope APC and President elect would not accept the America offer at the expense of passing the gay law in Nigeria. we know that the refusal of Jonathan to pass the gay law was one irritant to Obama and the US. God created man and woman, not man and man or woman and woman. obama you are not our God, and therefore one day the truth will prevail, good against evil.
    we are also carefully watching if President elect would not re-new the 6 years pending dues of Nigeria membership at the Organization of Islamic Country’s (OIC) that the GEJ administration threatens to do away with this normative ethical injustice.

    • Guguru

      Dazi,

      Let me clue you into the truth in order to help cleanse you of deep seated ignorance. First, Jonathan, a Christian, is the first Nigerian President to attend the OIC conference. IBB signed up Nigeria into the OIC. No northerner or Muslim President of Nigeria has ever attended an OIC conference.

      “In Paris, President Jonathan’s meeting with the French President, Francois Hollande would centre on the ongoing deployment of Nigerian and ECOWAS troops to Mali to support the current military action against insurgents and terrorists in Northern Mali.

      On his way to London, President Jonathan will stop over in Cairo, Egypt to participate in the conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) scheduled to open there today.”

      Nigerian Herald, February 2013, “Jonathan Heads To Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Conference In Egypt”

      • Burbank

        @Guguru. Thanks for your info, which I had counter-checked with your named sources.

        I also found out from Prof Yemi Osimbajo’s TVC interview on YouTube that of the 10 trusted bodyguards employed by Buhari for several years now, 8 are Christians.

        His cook of 5 years and his driver of 12 years are Christians too.

        Buhari and Idibiagbon are Muslims when Buhari seized power in 1983, but Buhari as military president refused OIC membership.
        Prof Osimbajo, Buhari’s VP himself is a respected Christian reverend.

        Some thought for religious bigots.

        • Guguru

          Burbank My Brother,

          Thank you.

  • burning spear

    Until Oboma came Africa was the most peaceful—place—————————————-we had Gaddafi who single-handedly built the largest man-made Dam in Libya——-HAD A NUMBER OF LOFTY IDEAS —-FOR HIS PEOPLE—-But Obama a Fulani from the Mosai tribe–in Kenya————-ensured Gaddafi was murdered in cold blood——–Destroyed Syria——–and Tunisia-ati- the calls by Somalians—to split their country between the Christian and Muslims population—-Now that he has been invited into Nigeria by the head of the CIA in Africa–Obj—–Soyinka Falana- Shehu Sani–Junaid among others like Atiku——–and Buhari who was hired to set up boko haram for the USA—With—OUR OIL WELLS IN THE SS————-as collateral ———the resources of the people of the Niger delta——is now in more danger than ever b4———-separation is the only solution instead of the rule by certificate less Buhari—————————Nigeria going- going -gone–to the USA

    • Guguru

      Smoldering Spear,

      Really? See what Jonathan thinks of Shekau. So, has Jonathan been sponsoring Shekau since he thinks Shekau’s life is so valuable in spite of the fact that Shekau has taken so many Nigerian lives? Jonathan even wants to train Shekau and his monsters in business. What do you have to say about Jonathan’s soft-heartedness towards Shekau?

      “But to us in this country and to me in particular, the Boko Haram members are Nigerians and I don’t want to lose the life of one Nigerian. “I will love a situation where the Boko Haram people will stop the rubbish that they are doing so that they can be trained in business skills that will enable them to become productive and contribute to our economy.”

      Nigerian Punch, June 2012, “Jonathan opens up on Boko Haram, Azazi, others.”

    • Guguru

      Smoldering Spear,

      Also, don’t forget that it was the same Jonathan that said he has been treating Boko Haram with kid gloves. Now, why would anyone treat a terror group with kid gloves if not that they are the sponsors fo terror? Would you treat that which you created heavy handedly? Probably not. So, you treat your own pride and joy with kid gloves, right?

      “Initially, we handled it with kid gloves, but now we have decided to be a little more forceful because we must thrash out these terror groups. We must not allow it to continue to slow down economic growth in that part of the country. With the terror attacks in that part of the country, the rest of the country feel it because Nigerians live everywhere.”

      Premium Times, March 2014, “Nigeria will no longer treat Boko Haram with kid gloves, Jonathan says”

      • Factual Information

        “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood…Revolution is inevitable in 2015 if I lose.” – M.BUHARI

        “The next election is likely to be violent and many people are likely going to die…”- Nasiru El-RUFIA

        “I am putting Jonathan on notice that he must leave office come 2015.”- Mr Ango ABDULAHI

        “If Jonathan insists on running, there will be bloodshed…His running will amount to taking northerners for a ride. So, there will be bloodshed.” – Junaid MUHAMMED

        • Powerlessconscious

          But remember gej said his tenure ends by may 29th 2015. prophesy must always come to pass.

          his tenure will surely end because he said it.

        • Guguru

          Zero Factual Information,

          Produce the source of your manufactured comments. Anything said that links Buhari to Boko Haram? Did 18 people not die under Jonathan administration when they went for a job interview for immigration services? What did Jonathan do when Boko Haram shed the blood of over 14,000 Nigerians? LOL.

        • Kay

          Your source including dates? Especially for the Buhari statement.

        • Burbank

          Same old sore PDP loser and liar with twisted facts.

    • campol

      Agreed

    • Burbank

      Did the South-South Ijaw Jonathan gave you separation? Hmmm??

  • Omo Eleniyan

    Attention: Barack Obama

    • The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall NOT be governed
    nor shall any person or group of persons take control of
    the Government of Nigeria or any part thereof, except in
    accordance with the provisions of this Constitution…and
    a person shall NOT be qualified for election to the office
    of President if he has presented a forged certificate
    to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

    …………….Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution

    • Burbank

      That Nigeria had chosen Buhari as president and removed the doctorate Jonathan spoke volumes of Nigeria’s hatred of the PDP.

  • bigbang

    Why is this news?

    Wetin concern us with Obama and the US.

  • US_has_Bad_Human_Rights_Record

    I am really bemused at the mumudity of Premium Times. What kind of news is this? Obamv snubs Nigeria! …..and so what? Who gives the Americans military support? …Who gives China? Who gives Russia?

    Why should continent Nigeria of about 200m people (assuming the Northern figures are correct) depend on US for military aid? …….Why can’t we manufacture our own weapons? …..are the manufacturers of the military equipment people with 3 heads? …..Jonathan has said Nigeria will begin to manufacture its weapons internally. Why is PT not tasking Jonathan on that instead of talking about US everyday?

    For your information, the US police department has serious human rights issue – They kill one black man every 2 weeks. This bad human rights record is sufficient for Nigeria to blacklist US. But PT behaves like a slave who loves his chains. Wait on US and remain a slave forever. Nonsense!

    • burning spear

      How did the USA snub Nigeria—————————because of 35m——————dollars–this is how u people work to demonize jonathan because he is not one of u————-yet when we call for separation u say no—————because of our oil wells

    • share Idea

      I hope PT and Sahara Reporters will continue this type of negative news against the country when Buhari takes over. Nigeria has a patriotic leader and president- GEJ but some Nigerians chose to join hands with internal and external forces to sabotage and votes him out. With all the successes currently been recorded by Nigeria military, the best PT could splash as headline is this nonsense. With all the money and human resources been expended by USA and other world powers in Iraq, not much success has been recorded.

      If PT is patriotic, they should be projecting the lake Chad model that is yielding much successes with little resources to other nations that are fighting insurgency. It was when Nigeria put the world to shame in eradicating Ebola that our approach was recommended to other wast African countries. We should learn to appreciate ourselves. As GEJ fan, the only thing I plead with Buhari is to continue GEJ’s policies and forget these his strong man mentality but strengthen institutions, that way democracy will grow in Nigeria.

      America predicted that Nigeria will disintegrate in 2015 but God through GEJ put them to shame.

  • Zodiak

    How can u be sure US has no hand & leg in the Boko haram uprising? PT should investigate properly

    • burning spear

      These people depend on articles from the Apes in APC–they are like sharia reporters———-which is funded by the CIA—–PT CANNOT–investigate her pay–masters—–the USA——never

  • Powerlessconscious

    usa know that bokoharam was formed by nigeria govt cabinet and nigeria govt is bokoharam because of high corruption and caused problems for other countries.

    • burning spear

      Mohammed Yusuf (29 January 1970 – 30 July 2009), also known as Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf, was a Nigerian Muslim sect leader. He was born in Girgir village, in Jakusko, present day Yobe State, Nigeria.[1] He founded the militantIslamist group Boko Haram in 2002 and was its spiritual leader until he was killed in the 2009 Nigerian sectarian violence.[2] The group’s official name is “Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad”, which in Arabic means “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”.[3]

      • Burbank

        And Jonathan cannot do anything for 6 years!!!?

  • burning spear

    Mohammed Yusuf (29 January 1970 – 30 July 2009), also known as Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf, was a Nigerian Muslim sect leader. He was born in Girgir village, in Jakusko, present day Yobe State, Nigeria.[1] He founded the militantIslamist group Boko Haram in 2002 and was its spiritual leader until he was killed in the 2009 Nigerian sectarian violence.[2] The group’s official name is “Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad”, which in Arabic means “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”.[3]–WAS JONATHA THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA IN 2002——————WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT WAS IT NOT OBJ ATI ATIKU ‘ NOW WITH APC? ANIMALS———-THE ONLY THING APC KNOWS IS TO LIE AND LIE AND LIE ABOUT BUHARI CERTIFICATE

    • The Lucid One

      I hope you are being paid for these comments and you are not posting of your own volition because if this is the case then I feel sorry for how your life might turn out. Its quite sad you lack the basiv fundamental tool for human develop (which is a brain). Goodluck to you.

      • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

        paranoid schizophrenia compounded by inferiority complex.

    • Burbank

      The same old tired PDP sore loser, still unable to believe that Nigeria removed his PDP. Have a tissue!

  • Olu from South Africa

    What should we expect? There is goat in the house and Obama knew that. Goat cannot be trusted with yams.

  • Tiiye

    We need not be ignorant of the devices of the Enemy. There is an occult conspiracy against people in the real cradle of humanity

    • Burbank

      Its called corruption.

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  • Burbank

    Jonathan cannot buy a single helicopter from the US but the Niger Delta mass murderer terrorist Tompolo can buy 6 warships from Norway.
    Tompolo used federal amnesty money to buy Norway (a major oil exporter rival to Nigeria) weapons to destroy, bomb and kill Nigerians and he can still forced NIMASA and Nigerian Navy to give him multi-billion annual security contracts to “guard Nigerian waters and piplines”.
    Talking about a wolf in sheepskin – this one has Norwegian warships!

  • bigbang

    I ask again why is this news? Why are Nigerians suffering from inferior complex? We don’t need the Americans to fight Boko Haram. The army is doing just fine without them. We have spent over a billion dollars on weapons from countries like South Korea, Pakistan, Israel, Russia, China, South Africa, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Poland. What is $35 million?

  • MushinSpeaks

    Until our system is free of any corrupt practices, we will continue to get ridiculed by developed countries.

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