Outrage grows across Nigeria as Buhari’s lopsided appointments continue

President Muhammadu Buhari's appointment at a glance
President Muhammadu Buhari's appointment at a glance

President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of some of his administration’s most key officials Thursday set off a firestorm of condemnation, with critics characterising the nominations as overwhelmingly lopsided, lacking in gender balance and regional equity.

Mr. Buhari named Babachir David Lawal, from Adamawa State, as Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Abba Kyari, from Borno, as his Chief of Staff.

He appointed Hameed Ali, a retired colonel, as the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, curiously finding no career customs official suitable for the post.

He also named Kure Martin Abeshi as the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service.

Messrs. Ali and Abeshi are from Bauchi and Nasarawa states respectively.

A former Senator, Ita Enang, from Akwa Ibom, was appointed senior special assistant to the president on Senate affairs, while Suleiman Kawu of Kano, who is a former House of Representatives member, was named the president’s senior special assistant on House of Representatives.

The six officials brought to 29 the total number of frontline administration staffers who will handle the economy, energy, defence and other important sectors of governance for the nearly 100-day-old Buhari administration.

In all, the president has yet to appoint a single female, a marked difference from Mr. Buhari’s immediate predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, who had women in all major segments of government.

That has angered not a few pro-democracy and gender activists across the country. But what has alarmed critics more is the apparent lack of regional balance in the appointments, a failing Mr. Buhari has been vigorously criticised for in the past.

Details tabulated Thursday by PREMIUM TIMES show that Mr. Buhari has appointed by far more officials from Nigeria’s northern region where he comes from, in violation of federal character law.

Under the Third Schedule of the Constitution, the government must ensure “the principles of proportional sharing of all bureaucratic, economic, media and political posts at all levels of government”.

The posts referred to include those of the Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General in Extra-Ministerial Departments and parastatals, Directors in Ministries and Extra-Ministerial Departments, senior military officers, senior diplomatic posts and managerial cadres in the Federal and State parastatals, bodies, agencies and institutions.

PREMIUM TIMES chart shows that only 25 per cent of the president’s appointments are from the south while an overwhelming 75 per cent are the north.

Also, Mr. Buhari’s North West geopolitical zone, has the largest share of 43 per cent, while the South East for instance, has no appointee. (See chart below).

The appointments have sparked anger across the land, with some critics now referring to Mr. Buhari as Nigeria’s most provincial leader ever.

“Buhari is the most provincial leader Nigeria has ever had,” said Ikechukwu Amaechi, a former editor of Daily Independent and Editor-in-Chief of The Niche, in a post on his Facebook wall. “He is not fit to be President of Nigeria. How can he continue appointing top officials of government from the north? Customs, Immigration bosses, SGF, Chief of Staff all from the North?”

“If I am President Muhammadu Buhari, I would have appointed a South Easterner as SGF,” said Sunday Akoji, a public affairs commentator. “If I am Baba, I will not appoint five people from the north into sensitive positions in one day and throw one worthless carrot called SSA on National Assembly Matters to the entire South.”

The president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Gary Igariwey, told PREMIUM TIMES he would comment on the appointments Friday.

A former governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, slammed the president for not considering an Igbo for any political appointment so far.

“I don’t understand what is going on,” he told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview Thursday. “It appears Buhari has some messages for various people.

“I don’t know what to say. If it (appointment) is only for the North, it is okay.”

Yinka Odumakin, the spokesperson of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, said Mr. Buhari’s action poses grave danger to Nigeria.

“It is not healthy for a plural society,” Mr. Odumakin, who was once Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, told this newspaper. “There are competent people across the nation. When you do this there can’t be a balance. We need constructive surgery, not bulldozing.”

Even for many of the president’s ardent supporters, Thursday’s announcement was one too many in a string of appointments that have become increasingly skewed.

A PREMIUM TIMES columnist, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, who had all along backed the president, wrote on Facebook, “These all northern appointments don begin worry me. I’m getting disillusioned. It can only get worse from here.”

“These last set of appointments by Buhari are too brazenly and unacceptably lopsided in favour of the North that I can no longer defend his actions. Not this one,” Okechukwu Nwanguma, the National Coordinator at Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, posted on Facebook.

Mr. Buhari has come under consistent criticisms for his actions as Nigeria’s leader so far. In his administration’s brief tenure, he has drawn fire for his delay in forming a cabinet, and for appearing not to be in haste to fix a nation faced with gargantuan, multifarious problems.

His previous appointments too were considered disproportionate for a nation that holds together six geopolitical zones, 36 states and a federal capital territory, 774 local governments and over 250 different ethnic nationalities.

Yet, the president’s response has been anything but heart-warming, critics say. In fact, during his visit to the United States in July, that indifference approached something of defiance when he openly told Americans and Nigerians he should not be expected to offer equitable treatment to Nigerians who barely gave him votes.

President Buhari received the least number of votes in the South East and South South, the political stronghold of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.

It is not clear whether the appointments are in demonstration of that conviction.

But as controversy over past appointments grew last week, a former governor of Kaduna state, Balarabe Musa, urged the president to respect the federal character law.

“Those who are complaining that President Buhari is favouring the North in appointments have a strong case,” Mr. Musa told PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Akogi said the president has no excuse for the latest appointments.

“Don’t you dare throw the ‪competence‬‬ of the appointees in my face. Baba got this one wrong! From Baba’s body language, it is becoming obvious that he no longer “belong to everyone and belong to no one,” he said.

See full list of the president’s appointments till date:

Appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari to date:
1. Aide de Camp to president: Lt. Col Abubakar Lawal, [Kano State, North-West and husband to President Buhari’s foster daughter].

2. Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the president: Femi Adesina, [Osun State, South-West].

3. Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity: Garba Shehu, [Kano State, North-West].

4. State Chief of Protocol/Special Assistant (Presidential Matters): Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure, [Jigawa State, North-West].

5. Accountant General of the Federation: Ahmed Idris [Kano State, North-West].

6. National Security Adviser: Babagana Monguno [Borno State, North-East].

7. Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonishakin, [Ekiti State, South-West].

8. Chief of Army Staff: Tukur Buratai, [Borno State, North-East].

9. Chief of Naval Staff: Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, [Cross Rivers, South-South].

10. Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, [Bauchi State, North-East].

11. Chief of Defence Intelligence: Monday Riku Morgan [Benue State, North-Central].

12. Director General, State Security Services, SSS: Lawal Daura, [Katsina State, North-West].

13. Acting Chairperson, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Amina Zakari, [Jigawa State, North-West].

14. Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA: Habibu Abdulahi [Kano State, North-West].

15. Special Adviser, Niger Delta Amnesty Office: Paul Boroh, [Bayelsa State, South-South]

16. Acting Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration, Safety and Security Agency, NIMASA: Baba Haruna Jauro [Yobe State, North-East].

17. Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission: Umaru Dambatta [Kano State, North-West].

18. Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS: Babatunde Fowler, [Lagos State, South-West].

19. Director General, Budget Office of the Federation: Aliyu Gusau, [Zamfara State, North-West].

20. Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Emmanuel Kachikwu, [Delta State, South-South].

21. Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, [ Adamawa, North East]

22. Chief of Staff to the President: Abba Kyari, [Borno, North-East].

23. Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service: Hameed Ibrahim Ali, [Bauchi State, North East].

24. Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service: Kure Martin Abeshi, [Nasarawa State, North-Central].

25. Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate): Ita Enang, [Akwa Ibom State, South-South].

26. Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives): Suleiman Kawu, [Kano State, North-West].

27. Director, Department Of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Modecai Baba Ladan. [Niger, North-Central].

28. Managing Director, Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, Ahmed Lawan Kuru. [Kano].

29. Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive of the National Insurance Commission, Mohammed Kari [North-West]

29. Executive Director AMCON: Kola Ayeye []

30. Executive Director, AMCON: Eberechukwu Uneze, []

31. Executive Director, AMCON: Aminu Ismail, []

32. Group Executive Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, []

33. Group Executive Director, NNPC, Isiaka Abdulrazaq, []

34. Group Executive Director, NNPC: Dennis Nnamdi Ajulu, [].

35. Group Executive Director, NNPC: Babatunde Victor Adeniran, [].

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  • Ebubedike

    Wonders shall never end! Like the biblical Saul, scales are falling off the eyes of Propaganda Times to see the Northernization Agenda of Nigeria in action. One day, PT will ask Malam Bokohari, “where is the WASC which you claimed qualified you to run for office of president.”

    • amazing2012

      Nick enYISRAEL YA ES VIERNES RECUERDE LO QUE DICE EL POST .PARA NUESTROS HERMANOS QUE TIENEN DIFERENTES HORARIOS O SEA ADELANTADOS

  • What do you expect, when Sai Buhari was receiving petitions from both right, left and center from Nigerians from the South West, South East and the South South. Sai Buhari desired and fought hard for Fashola to be his Chief of Staff only for Tinubu and his cohorts to smear him while Amaechi too was having his terrible run. The north also have a lot more corrupt officials but with less politicians.
    When GEJ was in the saddle, he virtually abdicated his recruitment Powers to Pius Ayim, which made the South East to dominate every position in his Government. OBJ’s administration was fair because he did compensate the East with prominent positions in Government that some were thinking, He was the long lost Son of the Obi of Onitsha. To be sincere, the South East have had more than a fair share of the loot in our democracy as they are very good at pandering to the wishes of the politicians.

    • UOU

      Your people are the problem of nigeria, lamido sanusi said it openly. This time, yoruba will regret all their actions to the fullest. Igbos do not give a damn about appointments, your people will worry to death and mind you, you will answer your fathers name this time around, no other southerner will tolerate your back stabbing and be deceived about one south again. We prefer that buhari give everything to the north, we lived with it in the 70’s, 80s, and 90s. Your hate and disdain for the great Igbos will bury you more, Igbos will continue to achieve milestones while you continue your sadness and pettiness

      • Sunshine

        My intellectual Michelangelo, you have spoken well like the GREAT ORACLE you are. “History repeat itself but men learn nothing from it.”–Aristotle. The chicken has come home to roast, this just the beginning.. In few months time, GEJ will look like Angel Gabriel in the eyes of the so-called sophisticated slaves of South-west.

        • UOU

          We are marching on and all that we are after, as a purpose, is to secure the future of our children and those yet unborn. It would be criminal for us, to allow the same ill treatment visited on us to be extended to our children. We will better lose all manners of comfort to achieve freedom, real freedom for our offsprings. Biafra is no more about Igbos anymore, something more than what people understand about Biafra is coming upon the space, buhari is driving that THING even swiftly. The way Nigeria triggered Independence in the early 60’s is how Disintegration would be triggered this time in all oppressed spaces of Africa and beyond and it would be sweeping, going as far as one could imagine. People are just tired, no average family in the space called nigeria, be it Igbo, yoruba or ausa/fulani family can survive without a hand out from relatives in the diaspora. the Ills is unimaginable, people are just hanging on, there is weaknesses of mind, body and soul,disenchantments, hopelessness and helplessness pervading everywhere. The cup is full, very very full, buhari is brazenly confused and overwhelmed and those urging him on presently are just being deceptive, mischievous, vindictive, wicked and inhuman

        • SBA

          You are insane honestly to suggest GEJ will appear as an angel. I have no regret voting for Buhari. I gave him a mandate for 48 months. He has done 3 months and has 45 left. I will vote against him if he fails me. Of what use is it to me if the SSG comes from my village? Didn’t you read in the news that people of Otueke complained of lack of portable water. Did OBJ fix the road that leads to his village? People like you are ethnic bigot who don’t see anything good in others.

    • UOU

      I can finally tell the brain behind the Buhari administration! The key architect is Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, and current Emir of Kano. Sanusi wrote about IGBOs and YORUBAs in relation to HAUSA-FULANIs. Below is Excerpts from A Paper Presented At The “National Conference On The 1999 Constitution” Jointly Organised By The Network For Justice And The Vision Trust Foundation, At The Arewa House, Kaduna From 11th –12th September, 1999. This should help everbody understand where this Buhari administration is going, the YORUBAs should pay particular attention: Hear Sanusi:

      “In sum, the Yoruba political leadership, as mentioned by Balarabe Musa, has shown itself over the years to be incapable of rising above narrow tribal interests and reciprocating goodwill from other sections of the country by treating other groups with respect. Practically every crisis in Nigeria since independence has its roots in this attitude.

      The Yoruba elite and area-boy politics;

      Igbo marginalisation and the responsible limits of retribution; and

      The Yoruba Factor and “Area-boy” Politics.

      My views on the Yoruba political leadership have been thoroughly articulated in some of my writings, prime among which was ” Afenifere: Syllabus of Errors” published by This Day (The Sunday Newspaper) on Sept 27, 1998. There was also an earlier publication in the weekly Trust entitled ” The Igbo, the Yoruba and History” (Aug. 21, 1998).

      In sum, the Yoruba political leadership, as mentioned by Balarabe Musa, has shown itself over the years to be incapable of rising above narrow tribal interests and reciprocating goodwill from other sections of the country by treating other groups with respect. Practically every crisis in Nigeria since independence has its roots in this attitude.

      The Yoruba elite were the first, in 1962, to attempt a violent overthrow of an elected government in this country. In 1966, it was the violence in the West which provided an avenue for the putsch of 15th January. After Chief Awolowo lost to Shagari in 1983 elections, it was the discontent and bad publicity in the South-West which led to the Buhari intervention.

      When Buhari jailed UPN governors like Ige and Onabanjo, the South-Western press castigated that good government and provided the right mood for IBB to take over power. As soon as IBB cleared UPN governors of charges against them in a politically motivated retrial, he became the darling of the South-West. When IBB annulled the primaries in which Adamu Ciroma and Shehu Yar Adua emerged as presidential candidates in the NRC and SDP, he was hailed by the South-West. When the same man annulled the June 12, 1993 elections in which Abiola was the front-runner, the South-West now became defenders of democracy.

      When it seemed Sani Abacha was sympathetic to Abiola, the South-West supported his take-over. He was in fact invited by a prominent NADECO member to take over in a published letter shortly before the event. Even though Abiola had won the elections in the North, the North was blamed for its annulment. When Abdulsalam Abubakar started his transition, the Yoruba political leadership through NADECO presented a memorandum on a Government of National Unity that showed complete disrespect for the intelligence and liberties of other Nigerians.

      Subsequently, they formed a tribal party which failed to meet minimum requirements for registration, but was registered all the same to avoid the violence that was bound to follow non-registration, given the area-boy mentality of South-West politicians. Having rejected an Obasanjo candidacy and challenged the election as a fraud in court, we now find a leading member of the AD in the government, a daughter of an Afenifere leader as Minister of State, and Awolowo´s daughter as Ambassador, all appointed by a man who won the election through fraud.

      Meanwhile, nothing has been negotiated for the children of Abiola, the focus of Yoruba political activity. In return for these favours, the AD solidly voted for Evan Enwerem as Senate President. This is a man who participated in the two-million- man March for Abacha´s self-succession. He also is reputed to have hosted a meeting of governors during IBB´s transition, demanding that June 12 elections should never be de-annulled and threatening that the East would go to war if this was done. When Ibrahim Salisu Buhari was accused of swearing to a false affidavit, the Yoruba political elite correctly took up the gauntlet for his resignation.

      When an AD governor, Bola Tinubu, swears to a false affidavit that he attended an Ivy League University which he did not attend, we hear excuses.

      For so many years, the Yoruba have inundated this country with stories of being marginalised and of a civil service dominated by northerners through quota system. The Federal Character Commission has recently released a report which shows that the South-West accounts for 27.8% of civil servants in the range GL08 to GL14 and a full 29.5% of GL 15 and above. One zone out of six zones controls a full 30% of the civil service leaving the other five zones to share the remaining 70%. We find the same story in the economy, in academia, in parastatals.

      Yet in spite of being so dominant, the Yoruba complained and complained of marginalization. Of recent, in recognition of the trauma which hit the South-West after June 12, the rest of the country forced everyone out of the race to ensure that a South-Westerner emerged, often against the best advice of political activists.

      Instead of leading a path of reconciliation and strong appreciation, the Yoruba have embarked on short-sighted triumphalism, threatening other “nationalities” that they ( who after all lost the election) will protect Obasanjo ( who was forced on them). No less a person than Bola Ige has made such utterances.

      To further show that they were in charge, they led a cult into the Hausa area of Sagamu, murdered a Hausa woman and nothing happened. In the violence that followed, they killed several Hausa residents, with Yoruba leaders like Segun Osoba, reminding Nigerians of the need to respect the culture of their host communities. This would have continued were it not for the people of Kano who showed that they could also create their own Oro who would only be appeased through the shedding of innocent Yoruba blood.

      I say all this, to support Balarabe Musa´s statement, that the greatest problem to nation-building in Nigeria are the Yoruba Bourgeoisie. I say this also to underscore my point that until they change this attitude, no conference can solve the problems of Nigeria. We cannot move forward if the leadership of one of the largest ethnic groups continues to operate, not like statesmen, but like common area boys.

      iii.The Igbo Factor and the Reasonable Limits of Retribution.

      The Igbo people of Nigeria have made a mark in the history of this nation. They led the first successful military coup which eliminated the Military and Political leaders of other regions while letting off Igbo leaders. Nwafor Orizu, then Senate President, in consultation with President Azikiwe, subverted the constitution and handed over power to Aguiyi-Ironsi. Subsequent developments, including attempts at humiliating other peoples, led to the counter-coup and later the civil war. The Igbos themselves must acknowledge that they have a large part of the blame for shattering the unity of this country.

      Having said that, this nation must realise that Igbos have more than paid for their foolishness. They have been defeated in war, rendered paupers by monetary policy fiat, their properties declared abandoned and confiscated, kept out of strategic public sector appointments and deprived of public services. The rest of the country forced them to remain in Nigeria and has continued to deny them equity.

      The Northern Bourgeoisie and the Yoruba Bourgeoisie have conspired to keep the Igbo out of the scheme of things. In the recent transition when the Igbo solidly supported the PDP in the hope of an Ekwueme presidency, the North and South-West treated this as a Biafra agenda. Every rule set for the primaries, every gentleman´s agreement was set aside to ensure that Obasanjo, not Ekwueme emerged as the candidate. Things went as far as getting the Federal Government to hurriedly gazette a pardon. Now, with this government, the marginalistion of the Igbo is more complete than ever before. The Igbos have taken all these quietly because, they reason, they brought it upon themselves. But the nation is sitting on a time-bomb.

      After the First World War, the victors treated Germany with the same contempt Nigeria is treating Igbos. Two decades later, there was a Second World War, far costlier than the first. Germany was again defeated, but this time, they won a more honourable peace. Our present political leaders have no sense of History. There is a new Igbo man, who was not born in 1966 and neither knows nor cares about Nzeogwu and Ojukwu. There are Igbo men on the street who were never Biafrans. They were born Nigerians, are Nigerians, but suffer because of actions of earlier generations. They will soon decide that it is better to fight their own war, and may be find an honourable peace, than to remain in this contemptible state in perpetuity.

      The Northern Bourgeoisie and the Yoruba Bourgeoisie have exacted their pound of flesh from the Igbos. For one Sardauna, one Tafawa Balewa, one Akintola and one Okotie-Eboh, hundreds of thousands have died and suffered.

      If this issue is not addressed immediately, no conference will solve Nigeria´s problems”. By Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

      Being Excerpts from A Paper Presented At The “National Conference On The 1999 Constitution” Jointly Organised By The Network For Justice And The Vision Trust Foundation, At The Arewa House, Kaduna From 11th –12th September, 1999.

      • Onike24

        Give us the link to this false speech! Are you that diabolical?

        • UOU

          Read till the end of of it, then peruse the footnote, I am not like Voodoo yoruba journalists, who live and thrive on lies since they are bereft of research nor ideas. It is false speech because, it states the facts, do your research to find the truth and stop living on lies being branded to you by your fair weather, ill literate south western nigeria pressmen. If I am diabolic then you are satanic to refuse looking at the truth

  • amazing2012

    What we are looking for is work not cable of incompetents and currurpt people. Do you based performance with region and ethnicity ? If we can achievement development let him appoint all his family members ! We don’t care want we want is success !!
    Allow him to select those he believed can work with him as a term to achieve success !!

  • tinom

    Yes this is our time…..

    Shame on You Premium times don’t complain

    You were use as a publicity tools to give us this

    Appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari to date:

    1. Aide de Camp to president: Lt. Col Abubakar Lawal, [Kano State, North-West and husband to President Buhari’s foster daughter].

    2. Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the president: Femi Adesina, [Osun State, South-West].

    3. Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity: Garba Shehu, [Kano State, North-West].

    4. State Chief of Protocol/Special Assistant (Presidential Matters): Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure, [Jigawa State, North-West].

    5. Accountant General of the Federation: Ahmed Idris [Kano State, North-West].

    6. National Security Adviser: Babagana Monguno [Borno State, North-East].

    7. Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonishakin, [Ekiti State, South-West].

    8. Chief of Army Staff: Tukur Buratai, [Borno State, North-East].

    9. Chief of Naval Staff: Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, [Cross Rivers, South-South].

    10. Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, [Bauchi State, North-East].

    11. Chief of Defence Intelligence: Monday Riku Morgan [Benue State, North-Central].

    12. Director General, State Security Services, SSS: Lawal Daura, [Katsina State, North-West].

    13. Acting Chairperson, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Amina Zakari, [Jigawa State, North-West].

    14. Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA: Habibu Abdulahi [Kano State, North-West].

    15. Special Adviser, Niger Delta Amnesty Office: Paul Boroh, [Bayelsa State, South-South]

    16. Acting Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration, Safety and Security Agency, NIMASA: Baba Haruna Jauro [Yobe State, North-East].

    17. Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission: Umaru Dambatta [Kano State, North-West].

    18. Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS: Babatunde Fowler, [Lagos State, South-West].

    19. Director General, Budget Office of the Federation: Aliyu Gusau, [Zamfara State, North-West].

    20. Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Emmanuel Kachikwu, [Delta State, South-South].

    21. Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, [ Adamawa, North East]

    22. Chief of Staff to the President: Abba Kyari, [Borno, North-East].

    23. Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service: Hameed Ibrahim Ali, [Kaduna State, North-Central].

    24. Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service: Kure Martin Abeshi, [Nasarawa State, North-Central].

    25. Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate): Ita Enang, [Akwa Ibom State, South-South].

    26. Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives): Suleiman Kawu, [Kano State, North-West].

    27. Director, Department Of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Modecai Baba Ladan. [Kano, North West].

    28. Managing Director, Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, Ahmed Lawan Kuru. [].

    29. Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive of the National Insurance Commission, Mohammed Kari [North-West]

    29. Executive Director AMCON: Kola Ayeye []

    30. Executive Director, AMCON: Eberechukwu Uneze, []

    31. Executive Director, AMCON: Aminu Ismail, []

    32. Group Executive Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, []

    33. Group Executive Director, NNPC, Isiaka Abdulrazaq, []

    34. Group Executive Director, NNPC: Dennis Nnamdi Ajulu, [].

    35. Group Executive Director, NNPC: Babatunde Victor Adeniran, [].

  • Bob Solo

    I hope he is not prepared to set the country aflame because if he continues like this a thousand Tinubu cannot save him.
    The president my be out of touch and think he hold the ace but we will tell him that he is just one man, no wonder Babangida kicked him out the first time around

    • howard

      and reality to honest with you, this northern goat head is a senile

  • Smith Scott

    Premium time are talking now because their expectation of Yariba to be among the appointment was disappointed. If Yariba were all there, they will never write this to heat up the system. Yariba want to use news to control the system.

  • bikky

    Obasanjo a detribalised Nigerian, some people will appreciate Baba stands in some situation.

  • Truthometer

    He is the one running this government. Let him choose whoever he is comfortable with. At the end of the day, he is going to be held accountable for his government, either for good or bad. Let him fill his cabinet with Daura’s people, I don’t care! I just need a running, effective and good government. Let no corrupt politicians and unrepentant tribalists dictate for us again. We saw what they did with Goodludk Jonathan.

  • bootypoppin

    Hmmmm thats a tricky one. While people generalise Nigeria into north south they forget that we still have 36 states. So far 38 appointments have been made out of thousands. It is a real fix here. To try to bridge the gap between forming loyal, credible and competent administration of people you believe in and making sure they are distributed evenly across, states, ethnic tribes, religion and gender. That’s almost impossible. i am sure most people don’t care to think that direction. While people from the south would be screaming he gave all the jobs to northerners, people in Bauchi and Gombe would be saying ahhh we didn’t get anyone wo! People in Niger will be grumbling too that their own son did not get any. And if Buhari gives a Nupe man a big position, the gwaris in Minna would say ahhh what about us? When he gives a Christian gwari man a big position the Muslim gwari community will say its not the same wo…we want our fellow Muslim gwari man to get a position too! While they are this nobody thought about asking the question of integrity, competence and patriotism of the candidates.

    • arewethishopeless

      Quite right. This cry for appointments by region is pure rubbish. First it is north vs south. Next is by 6 geo-political zones. Next by state and so forth. In the end, how many have benefited from appointments based on sentiments. Pure rubbish. No one has been appointed from my state. Does that make Jonathan better than Buhari or will that put food on the table for me and my family? Its this kind of behavior that got us to where we are – in a big mess.

      They are still many more appointments to be made. It does not mean Buhari has to be rushed in releasing names in a certain order to satisfy the same f00ls who said nothing when Jonathan was looting us dry.

  • UOU

    If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, then there would be little hope for advance. – Wright Brothers

  • dudu

    I am an ardent supporter of Buhari and I canvass for merit in appointment of political offices but I must admit that I find this lopsidedness pill difficult to swallow, because it is not only unjustifiable and insensitive, it is also morally indefensible.

    • AlbErn

      Thank you my brother.

    • howard

      good morning then?

  • favourtalk

    We don’t see anything wrong with nigeria Buhari appointment as along as they can deliver and bring the needed transformation to the country, we can’t continue to live under the decision that federal character is somewhere and we neglect competence and better people

    • SurveyConcepts Online

      They can never deliver. Nepotism cannot yield positive development. In terms of fiscal expansion of government, they will always favour their people and that has been the problem of Nigeria since 1960.

      • TRUETALK

        @ Surveyconceptonline.. we have some heads of states from the south but we could not achieve anything becos of who we are. i have lived in northern Nigeria. Trust me they are more upright….. sad reality

  • Abidilagungun

    I don’t agree. Baba is right, he knows what he is doing, let us wait and see.

    • burning spear

      i said Buhari is a mental case– he must be on drugs if care is not taken. For no sane man will act the way he is doing-Like a bull in a China shop—Operating as he is in a trance—Sadly any day we have Fulanis in power in Nigeria—they tend to turn the clock of progress back 100 degrees–the USA did not impose Buhari on us for nothing. They knew–he will hand over development to the dogs-That is why they imposed him on us—-Again the shame of Buhari LOPSIDED rule goes to Yorubas like Obj and Soyinka who often pretend to love Nigeria but want her destroyed——–Buhari is not a Nigerian and can never be compared to Jonathan in any way-Gej was a true patriot –He loved Nigeria-But the Yorubas saw him as an unthinking Ijaw man. —————Imagine Col Hameed Ali who presided over the hanging of Ken Saro Wiwa being brought to take over from Atte—the acting comptroller General of Customs-Why did Buhari not bring and Airforce Officer to the Immigration?-He is not even sensitive to needs of the people of the Niger Delta -most especially the Ogonis whose son was hanged by Hammered Ali-during the era of Abacha–The oil wealth of Nigeria flows from the SS–so special care must be taken on their needs- The appointment of Hameed Ali is an insult to the entire SS——Besides is Buhari telling Nigerians he is not aware of the history of Hameed Ali the butcher who killed Ken Saro Wiw Wa’ ? Was Buhari not with Abacha–when Ken was hanged-?-where was he when Kudirat was assassinated—? Yet the Yorubas went out of their way to sell him to their people–What Buhari and his cohorts in APC are doing to the Ibos is ALSO not acceptable to us Nigerians-most especially the SS-Separation is the answer not the rule of the Fulanis ati Yorubas–who misled the entire Nation–with a monster like Buhari———

      • eclub

        Don’t forget WOMEN!

        We civilized men cannot sit idly by as these people marginalize our daughters, sisters, and mothers. NO WAY! The constitution protects them too. The appointments have not been fair to women.

        If Buhari is basing his criteria on merit, even people from PDP will qualify to be appointed if they are qualified and honest; unless he is saying not a single PDP is qualified, and honest; not a single South Easterner is qualified or honest; just a single woman is qualified and honest… at which point he becomes a liar! And engaged in impeachable offense. Our constitution is clear. He MUST BE FORCED to obey it this time around.

        • howard

          inec chairperson is a woman, what else do you want

          • eclub

            I said a single woman was there, but my point is that’s not enough, there should be much more; we’re not an Islamic country, ours is secular, women should be represented in government.

      • Abidilagungun

        Burning Spear, get your spear ready-o, we have entered One Chance

  • Yasin

    PMB/APC: We told you when you started with these appointments. PMB you are turning out to be our most ultra-tribal president to date. It did not end well when GEJ did this. It is not likely to end well if you continue this way.
    All power is in Allah’s hands, but I do not see you coming back after 2019.
    We will Never forget.

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      Buhari is not interested in 2019. His main interest is that Power remains in the North and Tinubu must not be given the chance to ascend to the presidency.

    • Ashibogu

      Nigeria we hail thee!

  • Republic of Biafra

    IF BUHARI IS NOT AN IDIOOT THAT SHOULD BE IMPEACHED IMMEDIATELY …. WHAT ELSE IS ?

    • david

      U cant even write Good English… next time its Who Else Is

      • Ikuku

        “Who else is” if Republic of Biafra sees Bokohari as human, “What else is” as s/he sees Bokohari as inhuman/an animal.

  • Say the truth

    Why are we surprised. Buhari has never been a pan Nigeria man and will never be. He is simply a child of convenience packaged by selfish politicians seeking power at all cost. Buhari had no political allies across Nigeria and that explained why he failed in his previous attempts to be president. He is popular only in north west and north east so you can’t expect him to trust people he hardly know and never bonded with. As far as the President is concerned he is a northern president and southern Nigeria has no credible people that are previously known to Buhari. Tinubu, Amaechi, Okorocha, Adams Oshiomole’s marriage of strange bed fellows either wanted power at all cost or had political scores to settle so they have to settle for anything to achieve their aim. The reason ministerial appointments were delayed is to create opportunities to appoint his men into sensitive positions first. The crisis in the National Assembly serves his purpose as senate led by Saraki and Dogara house are blackmailed and rendered useless to check the excesses of the President. Who will call the emperor to order. They all have corruption cases and shady past hunting them. Buhari can open their files and nail them whenever he wants. What about the conspiracy of silence from our often vocal critics. Falana, Sagay, OBJ. Soyinka, Arewa consultative forum got their wishes and had gone to sleep. Buhari carry on jare,

  • david

    I’m an ardent Buhari Supporter but its a slap. Na only north get worthy people?

    • Ashibogu

      You Southerners are very corrupt! Hahahaha!

    • Rommel

      Recommend credible people to him

  • burning spear

    –PREMIUM TIMES –THIS IS MEDICINE AFTER DEATH—–i said Buhari is a mental case– he must be on drugs if care is not taken. For no sane man will act the way he is doing-Like a bull in a China shop—Operating as he is in a trance—Sadly any day we have Fulanis in power in Nigeria—they tend to turn the clock of progress back 100 degrees–the USA did not impose Buhari on us for nothing. They knew–he will hand over development to the dogs-That is why they imposed him on us—-Again the shame of Buhari LOPSIDED rule goes to Yorubas like Obj and Soyinka who often pretend to love Nigeria but want her destroyed——–Buhari is not a Nigerian and can never be compared to Jonathan in any way-Gej was a true patriot –He loved Nigeria-But the Yorubas saw him as an unthinking Ijaw man. —————Imagine Col Hameed Ali who presided over the hanging of Ken Saro Wiwa being brought to take over from Atte—the acting comptroller General of Customs-Why did Buhari not bring and Airforce, Police or Naval Officer to the Immigration?-He is not even sensitive to needs of the people of the Niger Delta -most especially the Ogonis whose son was hanged by Hameed Ali-during the era of Abacha–The oil wealth of Nigeria flows from the SS–so special care must be taken of their socio-political yearnings and aspirations- The appointment of Hameed Ali is an insult to the entire SS——Besides is Buhari telling Nigerians he is not aware of the history of Hameed Ali the butcher who killed Ken Saro Wiw Wa’ ? Was Buhari not with Abacha–when Ken was hanged-?-where was he when Kudirat was assassinated—? Yet the Yorubas went out of their way to sell him to their people–What Buhari and his cohorts in APC are doing to the Ibos is ALSO not acceptable to us Nigerians-most especially the SS-Separation is the answer not the rule of the Fulanis ati Yorubas–who misled the entire Nation–with a monster like Buhari———

  • olutade

    Is ethnicism not favouritism? Is favoritism not nepotism? And is nepotism not a kind of corruption? I think Buhari should be wiser than this? You cannot fight corruption by being sectional.

  • BURNING SPEAR

    BUHARI’S 45 APPOINTMENTS SO FAR..

    1] North ****************************** 36 – [80%]
    2] South West************************ 6 — [13%]
    3] South South*********************** 3 — [7%]
    4] South East************************* 0.– [0%]

    THE CHANGE HAVE STARTED—————————

    • Artful Dodger

      Yes it has and will run its full course. Next time tell your people to vote wisely. You voted with hate not knowing it will turn round to hunt you and here you are complaining? Shut the fk up dude!

      • staaaaaaaaaaa

        using appointment to make votiong choice, arent you tired from the stupidity of your fathers? Now you want to joing in the fashion called stupidity! What has buhari donbe that out of the world<? Use your brain, must SGF be given to ibos? Why not other posts going to the ibos? Rather than ohaneze concentrating on how to deliver their youths from the scrouge of drugs, they are fighting for SGF position, visionless idiots

    • Rommel

      North should be broken down into the 3 separate zones,but come to think of it,what has Nigeria benefitted by the appointments according to tribes? let the south east play opposition in this era which we are already by virtue of our voting pattern,do we now want to also become minority in the PDP?

      • staaaaaaaaaaa

        the point is why must SGF be given to the ibos, for what? Ids it their constitutional right or what? Good that Buhari is helping them to clean gtreed from their heart. We have 6 geopolitical zonbes, and as far as that is concerned Buhari is still in order. Very much in orer. Only blind thieves likes will not see that.

        • Eke

          BUHARI WANTS TO PUNISH THE IGBO PEOPLE FOR NO REASON.

    • PlusOne

      4] South East************************* 0.– [0%]

      Wow!!

  • ikenna

    Wow from Premium times hahahahahaha. I’m loving this and we are watching but good journalism though. I greet Nigerians and they agent of change. Change just laughing. What an irony.

  • shasha

    The situation is becoming more complex. The problem here is that the people that are closer to PMB from the southern part of the country are tagged by the southerners as corrupts. Are we expecting Buhari to appoint the likes of Fashola and Amechi from our region who are presently under serious allegations of corruption during their tenures as governors?

    • Philip Anani (London)

      @disqus_i0qQlWlslZ:disqus

      PREMIUM TIMES IS THE SOBERLY HONEST INTELLECTUAL JOURNALISM NIGERIA NO LONGER HAS.

      • Basketmouth

        I agree absolutely with you.

    • Eke

      @disqus_i0qQlWlslZ:disqus

      Buhari wants to punish the Igbo people for no reason.

      • alani

        Shut up! What should the Yoruba people say? How about Edo and Cross Rivers?

    • umolu

      The answer is no but are they the only people in your region? I guess your answer will be no, right?

  • Spoken word

    Will the south ever get their act together. They tear down their best candidates and now complain that they have been neglected.fools.complete lack of strategic thinking and planning. You help win an election but tear yourselves down and eliminate yourselves from governing.How smart is that.

    • Der

      U mean jonathan ? Or u dey craze ni

      • Sholoko

        Raji Fashola: The Rogue first touted as Chief of Staff

        Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, “the new governor of
        Lagos state, has lately revoked the allocation of over 25 plots of land by his
        predecessor, Babatunde Fashola, in his final days in office. Most of the plots,
        it is alleged, were allocated to Fashola’s relatives, aides and associates —
        including Yewande Animashaun, his cousin who also served as his special adviser
        on public health, and Wale Ahmed, who served as his commissioner for special
        duties. A female newscaster with a Lagos-based TV station was one of the
        beneficiaries, The Cable learnt. The land was officially parcelled into 25
        plots and shared by Fashola who went on to sign the certificates of occupancy
        on May 26, three days to his exit from office.”

        • Akerele O.

          Editor Premium Times,

          I just want to know how it was possible for Raji Fashola to steal 25 plots of land in Lekki
          and to steal some other lands that have not yet been exposed if the journalists in Lagos
          are honest and God-fearing and not liars, bribe-takers and criminals? That is the question.

          I am very dis-appointed at Nigerian journalists. The most disappointing ones amongst them
          are Tunde Fagbenle and Jimi Disu. They disgraced the whole thing called journalism.
          Tunde Fagbenle was just writing like ALAGBE – a poor beggar looking for quick money. Walahi.
          Very bad. The other one – Jimi Disu – is just a complete mess who was so sycophantic that he
          almost compared Raji Fashola to Jesus Christ our Lord.

          That was the extent of the total mental rot of journalists in Nigeria the two men demonstrated.
          They carelessly threw away everything decent to protect their access to power and money.
          But now that they see RAJI FASHOLA exposed to the whole world as a thief, they keep quiet.
          They must be called out to come out the same way as before and defend Raji Fashola’s theft.
          They benefited under Raji Fashola and so they must not be allowed to escape this big shame.

        • Mrs Flora

          I AM ONE OF THOSE FANS RAJI FASHOLA HAS NOW DISGRACED BY STEALING.

      • Spoken word

        you are obviously clueless. you need a pap smear done to your brain.

  • Der

    God i pray Buhari is not a SCAM… Pls God oo

  • Anthony O. Eremosele

    @disqus_WdCug7m0Ah:disqus

    Those six lopsided appointments confirm that Muhammadu Buhari is a regional bigot
    of the Islamic hue who has no respect for law and order, in particular federal character,
    and also as an old Arewa fanatic with a fatally bent mind to southern Nigerian Christians.

  • K_Kenechukwu

    I think Nigerians should leave Buhari alone to do his job! If he feels more comfortable working with those he appointed then why not? Politics is all about lobbying, if our people think it’s all about abusing the man in charge then expecting appointments in return then we haven’t grown up yet. As per the gender equality thing peharps Buhari is skeptical about women not after what women like Deziani, Oduah, Okonjo et all have done to Nigeria. Most women are actually more corrupt than men and history has proven that already. During GEJ we SE and SS had a field day with appointments and failed to use it to better our people so why are we shouting now?? I stand by President Buhari and as long as a better Nigeria is the target, then let him get those he can trust! Simple!

    • emmanuel

      You probably leave in the world of yahoo and facebook and know next to nothing about politics, civilisation and international leadership.
      Obama made the World know why he brought in Janet Napolitano (Hospanic) and some other black minority into his team in 2008 – for balancing. So you think Nigeria knows merit more than the USA? And the North have the best brains when in Global competitive jobs and excellence, they are not near 2% of what Nigeria has produced?
      Shame on you!

    • kyle

      even in the USA they try to represent all race of people in government, to show the diversity… (in politics, in movies, in media). it is not the competence doesn’t matter, but the government should, try to strive a balance between competence and ethnic representation, else it risk alienating one group and cause more problems.

  • Artful Dodger

    The igbos should be given the position of junior ministers since the constitution of the country accord them ministerial right. These people do not deserve anything when you take their attitude before and after the last elections into consideration. So far so good, Nigeria is on the right track.
    The Northern part of the country is larger by landmass and every other considerations so if the South combined has gotten 25% so far out of 100 then its not bad.

    • objective

      When you say the Northern part, I am trying very hard to understand what you mean, because some of the so called North like North Central have only been shortchanged. It cannot be as it use to be in the past when we call north north but some are kept under. We have gone past that stage now and that must be clearly understood. And PT, do you think the ADC is from Kano? I think he’s Kogi.

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      the point is even that what tied Ibos to the SGF position? They have come again with their opportunitsic life. Ayi that occupied it last time was a complete mess.

    • redee-

      Obama inherited his secretary of defence Bob Gates a republican from George Bush———————-not in Africa the dark continent—of Nigeria——-separation is the only answer–not the rule of the fulanis ati yorubas-again——————its a curse to us

      • objective

        I don’t think there was any of the political office holders under Jonathan worth inheriting. I am sorry, they were all messed up; and sincerely, if you also take a hind review of Jonathan political appointments including higher and lower offices, they were the exclusive preserve of the South South and the South East, particularly the South East, but that does not grant Buhari the license to come in and make a re-enactment of that same error. I think he should know better because apart from corruption, that was also a major undoing of Jonathan return especially in the South West and North Central.

  • Höly Wähala

    While the appointments so far have been comendable on qualification of the candidates for the posts, there is no denying that other regions also have qualified peoples for some of the appointments. That Buhari is a bigot is not in doubt given that he promtly jailed Southern leaders after his coup, but l thouhgt conversion to democracy means a Change in old ways of thinking and doing things. This is how Dumbo started with his, “Our-turn-to-schop” regional governamnet, it’s better for Nigerians to remove the monkey’s hand from the pot of soup before it becomes human hand… Thus, the heavy criticism is right and just. Me-ma, l’m rather disappointed.

  • Oluwole Adeoye

    Premium Times,

    Thank you very much. God will bless your writers, your editors, your correspondents,

    your contributors, your production and everybody connected with your endeavours!

    • Philip Anani (London)

      PREMIUM TIMES IS THE SOBERLY HONEST INTELLECTUAL JOURNALISM NIGERIA NO LONGER HAS.

  • emmanuel

    When before and during the election I criticized Olateju the PT columnist about her naivity of Buharis person, she or her people ensured I was never published. Why is she suddenly saying she don tire for Buhari? Una never tire, una go soon tube when his religious extreemism get to the fore.
    Buhari have fun jare. We love dictatorship, nepotism, cleptomania, forgery and pejury while pretending to be a saint!

  • AlbErn

    I am from the SE and a staunch supporter of Buhari. I know what those of us who supported him passed through during the election in the hope that Buhari would live above all prejudices and be a statesman most especially considering his age. He is making it extremely difficult for us to defend his actions before our people. I still believe he can make amends. Find qualified people from every segment of our national space and let us start building a coherent and prosperous nation again. You need representatives of all stakeholders in the country to create the harmony devoid of unnecessary rancor to succeed.

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      why support buhari just because of appointment? We supported him to change our nbation, and he is on the path. please leave this distraction of lookingb at appoinbtment. At the end of the day he knows how to ballance things. Of course he will disapoint people who think certain position must go to certain tribes. Whetre is it written that SGF must be an IBo man? The last ibo man on that position was a complete buffon who deceived Jonathan to take landed properties in abuja. so what the heck?

    • PlusOne

      You’ll live by your errors, keep shut and smile whilst the North takes it away…

    • REDEEM

      iBO MAN WHAT AMENDS ITS ALL OVER–EVEN IF HE OFFERS IBOS JOBS IT WILL BE THAT HE ACTED UNDER PRESSURE IF NOT HE WOULD NOT HAVE APPOINTED THEM–I KNEW THIS WAS WHAT BUHARI WAS GOING TO DO –ANNOYED THAT HE WENT TO THE SOUTH EAST TWICE AND TWICE DID HE FAIL–WHAT ABOUT THE YORUBAS–THE FULANIS DONT LIKE THE YORUBAS—–AT ALL–FORGET IT

  • Ananas_Yolawa

    Sai Baba Buhari. Continue Uniting the North. Jonabomb have slightly bring problem to the North. After Uniting the North, then you should considered the South West because they are our immediate brothers. Then the rest should go and hug a transformer.

  • Höly Wähala

    @Artful Dodger….
    Keep pfooling yourself your people are in the game because you are allowed to pick kitchen crumbs. Pal, open the window and see a clearer picture of what is before your eyes. Get lost with your bigoted bullshit! Didinrin ni e.
    Ode buruku

  • Maitama Tambari.

    Ethnic and regional bigots have come again. We voted for change, in these positions PREMIUMTIMESNG listed who were the people occupying them before the election? Were there women in them? Who took the statistics? Nobody. PMB had said his administration will be mixture of technocrats and politicians. He has not gone to areas where the Constitution requires him to have States spread, Ministerial. The appointments he made so far, some were structural in form and in line with civil service rules and regulations, the AGF, NCC, Immigration, INEC acting capacity, NIMASA acting capacity, Military, Air Force and Navy, military promotion, and his personal staff. Where has he done anything contrary to what is expected from a rational Nigeria to do? Do you take somebody that you do not know from Adams to be your aid in office just because you want to be a good jolly fella? Nay. See what jolly good fellow put former President Jonathant. WE VOTED FOR CHANGE NOT A CHANGE THAT THE INCOMPETENT, CORRUPTED, RELIGIOUS AND ETHIC BIGOTS IN POSITION OF POWER ANYMORE. The USA EVERYONE of you looked open as an ideal situation, do not think the way we do, supporting regional and sectional bigotry. Atlantic East Coast, Central, Southern, Pacific are all one Nation and majority of appointments into the White House are always from Central and Atlantic East Coast and California axis. Have you ever heard Mississippi, Alabama Tenesesse and many southern states writing just because President Obama appointed his domestic help in governance? NO.

    • Ananas_Yolawa

      Please help me to enlighten those illiterates carnivals.

    • Ananas_Yolawa

      Please help me to enlighten those illiterates carnivals.

  • ADDY2000

    This is very honest journalism. This is what journalism should be.

    A trusteee of the public must always be alert to tribalist infractions.

    Premium Times fully occupies a place of honour in Nigerians’ hearts.

    When a nation’s coherence is at risk, partisanship becomes a crime.

    Well done to Premium Times as Nigeria’s best educated journalists.

    • emmanuel

      Because Yoruba is short changed.

      • OKOH

        YOU THIS EMMANUEL, YOU ARE A REAL TRIBALIST. WHO BROUGHT YORUBA
        PEOPLE INTO THIS MATTER NOW? ARE WE TALKING ABOUT NGBATI PEOPLE?

      • staaaaaaaaaaa

        yoruiba is not short changed at all. why because of what? we dont look for such gthings like the ibos. We are satisfied with bringing this government to be, not for appointment that will still bring us back full circle to under development. Let baba carry on his good work. Please leave yoruba out of this nonsense.

      • PlusOne

        When mind is quiet, all is Self. When mind moves the world rises, so be Still, throw away everything, and be Free.

        Its all about the North now, we don’t care about Yoruba!
        I’m a patriotic Northerner.

    • Udoh

      ADDY:
      Me, i can never in my life praise Premium Times or agree with you, unless Premium Times
      staff members can first agree to stop wearing HIJAB as compulsory dress in the newsroom.

  • Tony Eremosele

    Muhammadu Buhari is a regional bigot

    Those six lopsided appointments confirm that Muhammadu Buhari is a regional bigot
    of the Islamic hue who has no respect for law and order, in particular federal character,
    and also as an old Arewa fanatic with a fatally bent mind to southern Nigerian Christians.

  • Man_Enough

    Even if buhari wants to fail, it should not be through such straight forward issue as sharing if position and facilities equitably among equal stake holders. From any angle you look at it, there is no justification. Because of my love for the man, i just wish he had good reasons for this seeming jingoism. Well there is ample opportunity to make amend as this alone can rubish any good act he does.

    • C. Okafor

      @Man_Enough:disqus

      Muhammau Buhari puts Nigerian unity at stake with his decidedly “northern agenda”. All patriots must rise
      to stop this drift of Nigeria into becoming a full-blown NORTHERN COUNTRY before it is too late, please!

      • Na Weytin?

        This Buhari man get head at all? I don’t think so. Just doing things anyhow.

    • Yasin

      Re ‘…Even if buhari wants to fail…’
      A very colourful way to put it. You put a smile on my face.
      Seriously speaking I know it will not end well the way PMB is going.

  • Rommel

    Such sensitive appointments should not be based on sentiments,if these are the people that the president feels will help him to deliver,then I am all for it,why are Nigerians crying over whom to appoint? have they started looking for whom to start placing adverts on Newspapers to congratulate or for kinsmen and ethnic groups to start sending delegations to than president for appointing their sons or daughters to government positions,no my people,those days are gone,we need people who want to serve whose hands are not soiled,not people whose appointments are based on ethnic sentiments, people who will bring changes and not appointments based on lobbying,those days are gone.

    • Observer88

      Nigerians! Just yesterday, we seem to have forgotten what the issue with Nigeria is. Is our problem the individual appointments or the monumental failure to make impact on the lives of Nigerians? How have the so-called regions specifically benefitted from the appointments zoned to their villages. We will definitely continue in our sufferings until we learn to differentiate between what appears to be important and what is truly important. We elected Buhari to fix Nigeria and not to appoint people from my or your villages. So give him chance to deliver. My 2 cents!

  • staaaaaaaaaaa

    Buhari please ignore all these noise from myopic people. Why should SGF be always Ibo man? Why not Adamawa? Is asdamawa a part of the core north or NE? Why are people so idiotic like this?

    • celestine

      PRESIDENT BUHARI,

      YOU MUST APPOINT ME NOW NOW! I AM IGBO MAN FROM EBONYI STATE.

  • yemi

    My dear Buhari. Let this madness stop. There are competent people everywhere in Nigeria. Make your appointments accordingly and stop this madness. Your good image is being eroded.

    • Wažøbïä.

      Yemi you made a reasonable comment, I have no problem with whoever the president appoints…but due to the tensed political situation in Nigeria, the president should make sure all the regions are well represented. Those coming on here 2 compare it 2 Jonathan’s appointments during his tenure are not been reasonable. Buhari promised change, so he must set a new example that will change how the country is governed and not 2 be selective. Their are qualified people in all the regions…He is going the wrong path that can cause distrust and disunity…May God help Nigeria

  • eclub

    Is the chart really correct that SW (Yoruba) have 3 appointments, and SS (Jonathan’s area) have 5?

    That’s something else! After all the noise I’ve been reading? If I was Femi Adesina, I’d resign as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the president before being the one to announce this injustice.

  • burning spear

    Monkey–picking a man like Hameed Ali who presided over the hanging of Ken Saro Wiwa to take over from the Customs and Excercise is one of the most wicked and insensitive acts of Fulani Buhari and his cohorts in APC–Col Ali is not a retired Customs officer–what does he even know about the department of customs and exercise-? What can he tell us about the latest Tariff and global Custom regulations and guidelines-? hE IS A MURDERER—–HAS BLOOD IN HIS HAND—SO-STOP INSULTING NIGERIANS WITH THIS RUBBISH THAT U PEOPLE OFTEN POST ON THE WEB—–it IS only during military governments that we have officers from the armed forces posted to head sensitive formations in the country—But for Buhari to impose a retired army Col who presided over the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa, during the Abacha era on the Customs– is the most evil act to be undertaken by any president in our nascent democracy——-This is not the change the Yorubas and Fulanis stoned Jonathan in the North for—Its complete madness—————Nothing to do with ethnicity—u bring a man who has a master degree in criminology to boss a PhD holder——-in the Customs and when we complain u allege we are tribalist—- ——-is the Customs a criminal enterprise–If NIMASA was in acting capacity then why not allow the Customs man Atte- to remain in acting capacity liars—–? Thieves——————-Are the Ibos to remain in acting capacity in the abstract sense OF IT ALSO?–Buhari sacked Dr. Chiko Obi AN iBO MAN– without even looking at the acts that established AMCON——THEN BROUGHT A WELL KNOWN THIEF—-TO TAKE OVER FROM HIM—-NOW THE MATTER IS IN COURT—–CHIKO OBI IS A MAN WHO HAS MADE HIS MARK IN THE GLOBAL ARENA—YET MUMU BUHARI SAYS HE WANTS TECHNOCRATS—-AND POLITICIANS—LOOK AT THE SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT–AN ENGINEER–DOING THE WORK OF POLITICIANS—–MADNESS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER–THE APPOINTMENTS WERE ALL MADE BY THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO–ATI THE EMIR OF KANO– ELRUFAI–ATI BUHARI THEY ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO NIGERIANS–PERIOD—Buhari needs to see a medical team very urgently

    • Jay

      Jonathan appointed the head of that tribunal that killed Wiwa, Justice Auta as the chief judge of the federal high court. That makes him a partaker in Wiwas blood too?

  • Mshelbwala

    The issue of Regional spread in appointments is what hold this nation to comatose. This is not the time to start noise making on appointments. This nation has been rendered poor and reduced to a loaf of bread because of the issue of regionalism. Allow PMB to work with whom he feel will give him good result in his change agenda. Beside, he categorically stated that his appointment will be based on merit and people without traces of corruption. Nigerian should allow him to work with people he have confidence in. The time to criticize is when those appointed fail in their responsibilities. As a nation we can not grow if we don’t do away with regionalism and base on merit and nationalism. We should learn from the United States of America where everyone can be somebody based on merit. We should ask ourselves, how many Nigerians are excelling in the US, UK and the rest of European nations? If such countries are to dwell on issue of continents or otherwise can our people thrive of the shores of Nigeria? Sometimes I become sick and tired of our attitude as a people, attitude ranging from religious, regional and tribal sentiments. Let us tell ourselves the truth, what has those appointed in the past contributed in to change lives in the region we come from? All they did was to fill their pockets, move their families out of Nigeria and establish them while leaving the poor ones crying for representation gulping in poverty and diseases. Nigeria should learn to keep pace with advanced democracies of the world where merit and nationalism counts.

  • PlusOne

    It’s all about the North now…

  • burning spear

    1] North ****************************** 36 – [80%]
    2] South West************************ 6 — [13%]
    3] South South*********************** 3 — [7%]
    4] South East************************* 0.– [0%]

    THE CHANGE HAVE STARTED—-is this the change—-Hmaeed Ali presided over the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa—in River state—-he has blood in his hand—-same as Buhari presided over the assassination of Kudirat Abiola

  • kamal

    Fire on PMB, we love u. If d igbos r not satisfied de should hurry up n form biafra so dat our army will have more rats to kill. Idiots, wen jona was short changing d north were u making dis noise? Carry go baba.

    • Bryan

      Your comment is totally despicable. I love PMB but he needs to be told the truth. How did GEJ short change the north? Please sycophants don’t help, if you love someone you tell the person the truth. There’s no need to begin to heat up the polity unnecessarily and also put those that support the government on the defensive.

      • Adeolu

        Kama was right.

      • Funso Ogunsanya

        NIMET~Dr. Anthony Anuforom 2.NNPC~Eng. Andrew Yakubu 3.NIMASA~Patrick
        Apobolokemi 4.PENCOM~Mrs. Chinelo Anohu Amazu 5.FERMA~Engr. Chukwu
        Amuchi 6.DPR~Mr. George Osahon 7.Bank Of Industry~Ms. Evelyn Oputu
        8.Nigerian Content Dev. Agency~Ernest Nwanpa 9.Consumer Protection
        Agency~Mrs Dupe Atoki 10.NCC~Engr. Eugene Juwa 11.NAMA~Engr. Nnamdi Udoh
        12.NCAA~Engr. Akikuotu 13.FAAN~George Uriesi 14.NCAT~Capt. Chinere Kalu
        15.SEC~Aruma Otteh 16.Sovereign Wealth Fund~Uche Orji 17.NAFDAC~Dr Paul
        Orhil 18.FIIRO~Dr. Mrs. G. N Elemo 19.Maritime Academy Of Nigeria~Oron
        Joshua Okpo 20.Railway Corporation~Eng. Seyi Sijuwade 21.Nigerian
        Tourism Dev. Corporation~Mrs. Sally Mbanefoh 22.Budget Office Of The
        Federation~Dr Bright Okogwu 23.NERDC~Prof Godswill Obioma 24.NEXIM~Mr R.
        R Orya 25.Standard Organization Of Nigeria~Dr Joseph Odumodu
        26.Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation~Emeka Nkem Mba 27.Industrial
        Training Fund~Prof. Longmas Wapmuk 28.National University
        Commission~Prof. Okojie 29.NESREA~Mrs. N.S Benebo 30.MDG Office~Dr.
        Precious Gbenio 31.Surveyor General Of The Federation~Peter Chigozie
        32.Statistician General Of The Federation~Dr. Yemi Kale 33.Accountant
        General Of The Federation~Mr. Jonah Otunla 34.Auditor General Of The
        Federation~Samuel Yonongo Ukura 35.National Orientation Agency~Mike
        Omieri 36.News Agency Of Nigeria~Oluremi Oyo Oluremi Oyo was replaced by
        Ima Niboro….from the South South. 37.NEPC E/S David I Adelugba
        38.NEPZA~Mr. Olugbenga Kuye 39.BPP~Engr Emeka Ezeh 40.Niger Delta
        Ministry-Orubebe, etc… GEJ appointments during his tenure!!!

    • tycoon

      When are you going to join? Lailla il allah. …..alla akbar. …I mean ISIS or Boko Haram

    • TrueNja

      I concur, thank u!

  • the_adviser

    It is great to be wise after the event. Thank you Tinubu and Lai Mohammed !!!!

    • Akerele O.

      Editor Premium Times,

      I just want to know how it was possible for Raji Fashola to steal 25 plots of land in Lekki
      and to steal some other lands that have not yet been exposed if the journalists in Lagos
      are honest and God-fearing and not liars, bribe-takers and criminals? That is the question.

      I am very dis-appointed at Nigerian journalists. The most disappointing ones amongst them
      are Tunde Fagbenle and Jimi Disu. They disgraced the whole thing called journalism.
      Tunde Fagbenle was just writing like ALAGBE – a poor beggar looking for quick money. Walahi.
      Very bad. The other one – Jimi Disu – is just a complete mess who was so sycophantic that he
      almost compared Raji Fashola to Jesus Christ our Lord.

      That was the extent of the total mental rot of journalists in Nigeria the two men demonstrated.
      They carelessly threw away everything decent to protect their access to power and money.
      But now that they see RAJI FASHOLA exposed to the whole world as a thief, they keep quiet.
      They must be called out to come out the same way as before and defend Raji Fashola’s theft.
      They benefited under Raji Fashola and so they must not be allowed to escape this big shame.

      • Sholoko

        Raji Fashola: The Rogue first touted as Chief of Staff

        Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, “the new governor of
        Lagos state, has lately revoked the allocation of over 25 plots of land by his
        predecessor, Babatunde Fashola, in his final days in office. Most of the plots,
        it is alleged, were allocated to Fashola’s relatives, aides and associates —
        including Yewande Animashaun, his cousin who also served as his special adviser
        on public health, and Wale Ahmed, who served as his commissioner for special
        duties. A female newscaster with a Lagos-based TV station was one of the
        beneficiaries, The Cable learnt. The land was officially parcelled into 25
        plots and shared by Fashola who went on to sign the certificates of occupancy
        on May 26, three days to his exit from office.”

      • Bol

        Compile your facts against Fashola and head to EFCC. If you have done that wait for EFCC todo their job. Stop behaving like uncivilized. You should know better.

        • Kaykay

          IS IT GOOD TO THIEF? ANSWER THAT QUESTION FIRST. DO WE NEED LIST OF THEFT?
          IS JUST ONE CASE OF THEFT NOT ENOUGH TO GO TO PRISON UNDER NIGERIAN LAW?

      • Funso Ogunsanya

        Are you Ok at all??? Obviously NOT!

      • the_adviser

        Are you sure of your allegation? EFCC would like to hear from you. Politics is a free for all in the state nay the country. Most of the politicians come from very poor working class background, coming to Lagos and living in one room with their families.

  • Dr Sam Omale

    Outrage? No. There are many more appointments to come. There
    are ambassadorial positions, CEOs of some intuitions, ministers and so. We
    should not see these appointments as “our turn”, “our son”, “and our own” “our
    region” and “our people” thing. We have all seen where these type of
    appointments have taken us to in the past. One other thing people are overlooking
    is the fact that most people who get appointed to these positions always see
    them as opportunities to loot the national treasury. Suddenly people who never managed anything for
    themselves become super stars and experts. They hardly add value. The people
    they represent do not have thing to show
    for it. Look at what has happened to the SS. They hard every positon- president,
    minister of petroleum, minister of finance
    and the economy, governor of central bank, head of SEC, AMCON, BPE and so on. Who
    were the beneficiaries of such appointments? At the end of the day only one man
    will be held accountable to the Nigerian people and that man is Buhari. Whatever he deems fit to do to return
    us to the path of sanity is okay by me. Go on the people’s president. Go on
    PMB.

    • Kunle Adaramola

      @drsamomale:disqus
      THIS IS EXACTLY THE SENSELESS ARGUMENT USED FOR GENOCIDE AND APARTHEID.

    • BURNING SPEAR

      RUBBISH AMBASSADORIAL APPOINTMENTS DONT COUNT–ITS OFTEN A MIXTURE OF DIPLOMATS AND POLITICIANS———1] North ****************************** 36 – [80%]

      2] South West************************ 6 — [13%]
      3] South South*********************** 3 — [7%]
      4] South East************************* 0.– [0%]

      THE CHANGE HAVE STARTED—-is this the change–col–Hameed Ali presided over the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa—in River state—-he has blood in his hand—-same as Buhari presided over the assassination of Kudirat Abiola–yet the Yorubs sold him to the USA VIA OBJ

      • Observer88

        Keep on burning

    • BURNING SPEAR

      MUMU–Phd HOLDER -HAPPILY u are Yoruba–from the ethnic group that lured the USA to impose Buhari a monster on us—-Is that why he brought somebody from outside the Department of Customs to head that organisation–? What does a man who presided over the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa know about the Customs department–? WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT A SQUARE PEG IN A SQUARE HOLE——-Only God knows how u got yr PhD—PERHAPS THE Buhari WAY—-u SEE THESE ARE THE TYPEs OF LAZY UNTHINKING arguments that we often embark on to deceive Nigerians—-it has allowed us remain they way we are for the past 54 yrs—–SADLY IT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHENEVER THE FULANIS ARE IN POWER—JUST GIVE ME ONE REASON WHY COL ALI WAS MADE TO HEAD THE CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT-?-PORTS AUTHORITY AND CUSTOMS HAVE NOT BEEN HEADED BY A SOUTHERNER WITHIN THE LAST 40YEARS–is Buhari ready to give Nigerians a sense of belonging’?–When he FINALLY appoints Ibos to any position of authority–the story is going to be that he was pressured to do so—-meaning it no longer matters if he gives them Ibos job or not–its too late—–Buhari was supposed to create that sense of belonging in every Nigeria–but with his CURRENT satanic mindset there is no hope for Nigeria except the Yorubas who imposed him on us–via the USA–pretending all is well—————with Tinubu—the thief

      • Buhari4Ever

        Deri Orbuka, there is hope for Nigeria under president Buhari but no hope for the Ijaws with people like you. Look at all those appointed by GEJ, every one of them is a thief. Are those the kind of people you want Buhari to appoint? The Ijaws who stole while GEJ was in Aso Rock, rather prefer to build mansions at Abuja, Lagos or stashed away their loot in foreign bank accounts with nothing in place at home to improve their own people.

    • UFOROABAZ

      ???

    • omoba

      First they came for the Jews
      and I did not speak out
      because I was not a Jew.
      Then they came for the Communists
      and I did not speak out
      because I was not a Communist.
      Then they came for the trade unionists
      and I did not speak out
      because I was not a trade unionist.
      Then they came for me
      and there was no one left
      to speak out for me.

      Niemöller on January 6, 1946

    • Emeka Nwoko

      Well said.

  • BURNING SPEAR

    1] North ****************************** 36 – [80%]
    2] South West************************ 6 — [13%]
    3] South South*********************** 3 — [7%]
    4] South East************************* 0.– [0%]

    THE CHANGE HAVE STARTED—-is this the change–col–Hameed Ali presided over the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa—in River state—-he has blood in his hand—-same as Buhari presided over the assassination of Kudirat Abiola–yet the Yorubs sold him to the USA VIA OBJ

    • For real

      For real you are seriously sick and need help. Abusing Yorubas, who will continue demonstrating their inteligent in the affairs of the nation and other ethnic groups that are not SE or SS shows that you are mentally sick. If I were you, I will stop carrying like crying, crying babies over appointments made by someone I never accept to qualify to make such appointments. That further exposed your cawardness and hypocracy.How would you want to work with someone you continually curse, abuse and describe as not qualify? What we need in Nigeria today is performance and that everyone at the end should be accountable for his/her stewardship. All this crying of gender, ethnic or region balance in appointments is sentiment that hinder performance. It is just for selfish benefits of some people. Jonathan appointed men and women based on these sentiments and the result is billion of Nigeria money in dollars the private accounts of such individuals. We cannot continue to do the samething and expected to have different result. Let PMB appoint anyone he believe can help him deliver his electioneering promises regardless of where he pick those people from. He will be accountable for whatever happem umder his regime just as Jonathan is being taken accountable now.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, God really finished you by turning your brain upside down.

  • eclub

    I know Nigerians are tribal, but would they really stand by as Buhari appoints ZERO from SE after almost 50? I thought I’d see more of my Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba people say NYET! Kai!

  • eclub

    Here’s a poem that encourages all to eschew evil; sure it may be the SE that’s taking it on the chin today, it could be you tomorrow:

    First they came for the Jews
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for the Communists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left
    to speak out for me.

    Niemöller on January 6, 1946

    • UFOROABAZ

      Great thoughts

  • Dazmillion

    GEJ’s appointments

    1. NIMET~Dr. Anthony Anuforom 2.NNPC~Eng. Andrew Yakubu 3.NIMASA~Patrick Apobolokemi 4.PENCOM~Mrs. Chinelo Anohu Amazu 5.FERMA~Engr. Chukwu Amuchi 6.DPR~Mr. George Osahon 7.Bank Of Industry~Ms. Evelyn Oputu 8.Nigerian Content Dev. Agency~Ernest Nwanpa 9.Consumer Protection Agency~Mrs Dupe Atoki 10.NCC~Engr. Eugene Juwa 11.NAMA~Engr. Nnamdi Udoh 12.NCAA~Engr. Akikuotu 13.FAAN~George Uriesi 14.NCAT~Capt. Chinere Kalu 15.SEC~Aruma Otteh 16.Sovereign Wealth Fund~Uche Orji 17.NAFDAC~Dr Paul Orhil 18.FIIRO~Dr. Mrs. G. N Elemo 19.Maritime Academy Of Nigeria~Oron Joshua Okpo 20.Railway Corporation~Eng. Seyi Sijuwade 21.Nigerian Tourism Dev. Corporation~Mrs. Sally Mbanefoh 22.Budget Office Of The Federation~Dr Bright Okogwu 23.NERDC~Prof Godswill Obioma 24.NEXIM~Mr R. R Orya 25.Standard Organization Of Nigeria~Dr Joseph Odumodu 26.Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation~Emeka Nkem Mba 27.Industrial Training Fund~Prof. Longmas Wapmuk 28.National University Commission~Prof. Okojie 29.NESREA~Mrs. N.S Benebo 30.MDG Office~Dr. Precious Gbenio 31.Surveyor General Of The Federation~Peter Chigozie 32.Statistician General Of The Federation~Dr. Yemi Kale 33.Accountant General Of The Federation~Mr. Jonah Otunla 34.Auditor General Of The Federation~Samuel Yonongo Ukura 35.National Orientation Agency~Mike Omieri 36.News Agency Of Nigeria~Oluremi Oyo Oluremi Oyo was replaced by Ima Niboro….from the South South. 37.NEPC E/S David I Adelugba 38.NEPZA~Mr. Olugbenga Kuye 39.BPP~Engr Emeka Ezeh 40.Niger Delta Ministry-Orubebe, etc… GEJ appointments during his tenure!!!

    • burning spear

      After searching 92 days for men of integrity and saints that will work with him, President Buhari have appointed Alhaji Kawu Sumaila, the new SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

      Alhaji merited this position by climbing the National Assembly’s fence and attacking fellow members and security officers. He was denied nomination for re-election to House Representative and his ambition to become APC governorship candidate in Kano was outright rejected by his immediate local people who claimed that he brought shame to them.

      This defeats the claims that Buhari was delaying to appoint his cabinet because he wanted to recruit Angels from Heaven. only to end up with a disgraced rascal

      • Olusola

        I am very happy for you Deri, congratulations! the rate at which you are going you will soon enter market!

      • Buhari4Ever

        Der Orbuka, Buhari will not appoint an SGF who will steal a city and claim to have spent N1.2Bn on computer software, a petroleum minister who will have no problem keeping $700m cash at home while transferring an amount in excess of $6Bn into foreign bank accounts or a coordinating minister who will have no problem mismanaging $480Bn oil revenue while at the same time building a multi million dollar family hospital. This can only happen with educated fools

    • Olusola

      All these thieves? who needs them?

  • BURNING SPEAR

    MUMU–Phd HOLDER -HAPPILY u are Yoruba–from the ethnic group that lured the USA into imposing Buhari a monster on us—-Is that why he brought somebody from outside the Department of Customs to head that organisation–? What does a man who presided over the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa know about the Customs department–? WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT A SQUARE PEG IN A SQUARE HOLE——-Only God knows how u got yr PhD—PERHAPS THE Buhari WAY—-u SEE THESE ARE THE TYPEs OF LAZY UNTHINKING arguments that we often embark on to deceive Nigerians—-it has allowed us remain they way we are for the past 54 yrs—–SADLY IT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHENEVER THE FULANIS ARE IN POWER—JUST GIVE ME ONE REASON WHY COL ALI WAS MADE TO HEAD THE CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT-?-PORTS AUTHORITY AND CUSTOMS HAVE NOT BEEN HEADED BY A SOUTHERNER WITHIN THE LAST 40YEARS-Is Buhari ready to give Nigerians a sense of belonging’?–When he FINALLY appoints Ibos to any position of authority–the story is going to be that he was pressured to do so—-meaning it no longer matters if he gives them Ibos job or not–its too late—–Buhari was supposed to create that sense of belonging in every Nigerian–but with his CURRENT satanic mindset there is no hope for Nigeria except the Yorubas who imposed him on us–via the USA–pretending all is well—————with Tinubu—the thief ati Buhari the sadist—monkey there are still more positions to fight for—after humiliating the ibos u now give them some ministerial and ambassadorial JOBS —to wet their mouths abi————-WHAT AN INSULT

    • Observer88

      Continue burning

    • Malik Isah

      Take a jump

  • Lighthouse

    The President should please consult broadly and ensure that his cabinet reflects the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. There are so many of our technocrat stuck abroad working in foreign companies he could bring back to make a difference in Nigeria. If he needs to hire a private investigator to fish them out he should, I m sure he will find honest, hardworking people that reflect the Federal Character among them. He should not squander the goodwill imposed in him by Nigerians of all tribes to lead us aright.He is a father all and should format his mind over any grievances done him in any of the zone. Keeping Nigera intact should be his chief priority. This why we voted him.

    • tycoon

      You voted a fulani cow to power,reap what you sow stop complaining gullible

    • joe

      Too late man. Buhari has his personal agenda so dear to his heart that he must achieved. This is a man that wept because he lost in 2011 because he thought he will never achieve his agenda, but thank God the south west helped him to achieve his evil agenda. You have not seen anything yet.

  • UFOROABAZ

    I believe PMB will do well as president,but I fear how he has set out about it leaves a lot of doubts about his perception of our collective interest. ‘I am for everybody;I am for Nobody’,a mantra I expected will bring us more together,knowing that the politics had been played out and now was the time for governance. I fear I concluded too soon what the president meant! Every appointment that will be made from the s-east will be weighed for quality of position,and even that the South east will view with skeptism every move of the president. There will be issues of gender inequality,and it may be related to the presidents religious or political impression of the role of women in politics. PMB brought this on himself because he chose to keep everyone in suspense for whatever reasons on who will be in his carbinet.Whatsoever the nominees for ministers will be,a great apeasement needs to be done for the south east and women generally

    • Emeka Nwoko

      Thank you for your optimism. I believe that the appointments of Ministers will address the current rumblings.The Constitution mandates it. The President has no choice in the matter. However, he has a choice in determining that only men and women of integrity are appointed. The political jobbers have been checkmated and they are crying out the loudest. No longer will being a politician be an occupation. I see the appointment of a lot of technocrats for the simple reason that the political class is so corrupt that it will be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than to find a politician that can pass the smell test.

  • B.Messi

    @kay Soyemi….HOW MARKET?

    Still not convinced I guess…

    ‘EVER SEEING BUT NEVER PERCEIVING…’

  • Chris1408

    We elected the President to move Nigeria forward. Let him use the people he feels comfortable with and can do the job he wants done.

    • Emeka Nwoko

      Thank you. The hue and cry over these recent appointments clearly show that Nigerians still have a warped sense of what it means to serve your country. Of what use is the appointment of someone from our backyard if he is clearly incompetent or corrupt and unfit for public office. The constitution clearly provides that National character should be reflected in the appointment of Ministers. It does not extend to a President’s Chief or Staff or similar positions of close advisers. Even Obama surrounded himself with his trusted friends from Chicago in his first term. I certainly would not appoint someone as my Chief of Staff who I don’t know or trust simply because I want to reflect Federal character. The other strange aspect of this furore is that nobody seemed to have complained when Jonathan appointed his Ijaw brethren to strategic positions. What it tells me is that corruption is fighting back. People are talking about going to war and the dissolution of our Nation simply because the President made a few appointments out of thousands of potential appointments to be made. I hope the President is reflecting on this and and making moves to checkmate these unpatriotic pundits.

    • TrueNja

      Thank u and God bless

  • muhammad

    North power…. FCUK the SOUTH, only ones i pity are our loyal slaves the Yoruba’s… We are born to rule… you all!!! Now go to school and comeback and work under our illiterate Northern king.

    • umolu

      You better be cracking jokes!!!.What north are talking about? Decent northerners like Balarabe Musa,Umar Abubakar wouldn’t be on board with this low level thinking. Our today’s world is more civilized than than that. There is a federal character provision in our Constitution and Buhari can’t operate outside that provision. Buhari is not new to governance.He was here before although under a different system;that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know what to do and do right. Here is my take. Either he is doing what he is doing by design or he is suffering from alzheimer.He should check up his brain in a decent hospital. His brain probably is being eaten up by this disease.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Lady Patience said it. The man (Buhari) is BRAIN DEAD.

    • objective

      You are not a Northerner please. No True Born Northerner will make this type of statement and call Yorubas slaves.

      • muhammad

        what are you? Boko Haram? want me to recite the Quran… for you? also I call yoruba loyal slaves… the other parts are slaves too but the Yoruba’s are obedent and like to lick our a** clean

  • wissy

    And so?

    • Anthony O. Eremosele

      @disqus_MjDzqUjYNh:disqus

      Those six lopsided appointments confirm that Muhammadu Buhari is a regional bigot
      of the Islamic hue who has no respect for law and order, in particular federal character,
      and also as an old Arewa fanatic with a fatally bent mind to southern Nigerian Christians.

      • wissy

        Just wish you don’t have hypertension. Lets know how we can help you

  • Malik Isah

    PMB, pls pause and look around you and observe the mood of the country. I personally just lost the liver to defend you. If you know my level of support then you will understand my apprehension. I have not been able to respond to mails from friends I went to great lengths and costs to bring out of their comfort zones to join the change train.

    I thought you said you are for everyone.

    • tycoon

      You are just waking up, so I say good morning to you but unfortunately your master Buhari can’t read talk more of understanding what you are trying to tell him. Besides a slave like you can’t advice his master. Good morning!

      • Malik Isah

        Sorry Mr. , me and yu are not on the same side . If GEJ supporters had the common sense to differentiate between support and sycophancy, we would have been better of.

        • tycoon

          ISIS, Al Quareda and Boko Haram are all Islamists extremist s so I know the side you belong . It’s a matter of time, it’ll get to your turn to do the “lailla il allah. …alla akbar”….then you blow into pieces like your people do and join with your 47 virgins. Good morning!

          • Malik Isah

            Tycoon, yu do have a special case that is very different from this appointment issue, please lets hear it.

      • Come on tycoon, Malik already feels sorry that something he didn’t expect from Buhari is now happening (however, I see nothing wrong in this “something” Malik now feels sad about). Calling him a slave is just not acceptable in a civilized discussion like this one. If you have any other issue, let’s know it, perhaps we can placate you, else don’t insult when you should be making a point.
        Peace.

    • joe

      What is the problem with you people?. You guys have very short memories. This is a man that told us in 2011 that sharia law is superior to the Nigerian law. He said muslems are his immediate constituency, and by extension northern Nigeria. He said in Kaduna that sharia law must cover Nigeria at all cost. God spoke to one Bosun Emmanuel to talk to Nigerians, particularly Christians to beware what will befall the country; yet many rejected him, including Christians. In the next two years, people will cry with tears begging God to remove Buhari, but it will be too late.

    • Longhorn

      Sorry, my brother. It is too late to cry over spilt milk. You have to wait for 4 years to right your wrongs…that is if there is still NIGERIA in the world map. pele!

    • Lanre

      Malik. The problem is that people are not willing to think. I pity those born after 1985 and I can forgive them. Particularly Southerners who voted for Buhari. They did not witness Buhari’s first coming and the subsequent annulment of June 12, 1993 elections. As someone who did, I warned and I have been warning that the solution to the Nigerian Question is not another hero – whether it is Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan or Tinubu at the Center. The solution is a division of Nigeria into its constituent ethnic/linguistic nation-states. We can start from the natural divisions of the Rivers Niger and Benue and then incorporate various political and constitutional reforms since 1967 to recognize new countries.
      From there, we ensure that everyone feeds and lives off their own resources, not the current situation we have where leeches continue to appropriate resources that do not belong to them. I Iived under Northern Hausa/Fulani rule in Nigeria and I know what I am expressing. Nigerians cannot continue this way.

      • Malik Isah

        Mr. Lanre, Buhari annulled june 12?

        • Lanre

          No he did not. His fellow Military Colleagues did. You see my point which many are missing is that Nigeria’s problem is systemic and structural. Buhari is NOT THE PROBLEM. Just like I told many JONATHAN WAS NOT THE PROBLEM. Nigeria is the problem otherwise Babangida would be in jail. But instead he influenced the ascension of Obasanjo as Nigeria’s ruler in 1999. Is that a normal country; a normal society with a dedicated, patriotic political elite? No! Until we do way with the notion that Nigeria must exist (in its present form) we continue to deny the solution to this quagmire.

          • Malik Isah

            Thanks for the clarifications

      • Olusola

        while you have very laudable points and I appreciate your input. I disagree with your reading of events of 1985. Buhari could not have been all those, however whose fault my very good friend? if OBJ opened up the political space and votes counted would we be where we are today? what if Dr Jonathan outshined them all, would we be here today voting for a 72yr old? Even if we break-up and you have Tinubu strangulating the Southwest what would have changed? Ogbeni Iranu in Osun state was buying chopper when he refused to pay workers for 8 months? Even IBB said if people called him thief, then he must be a petty thief considering the monumental looting going on under Dr Jonathan. Yes I know you are not pro-hero but we must first get the democratic system right, one that ensure the space is open.

        • Lanre

          Thank you Olusola. I believe you are Yoruba just like me and not using a pseudonym assuming Yoruba identity. I cannot wait for a free independent Yoruba Nation-State, competing with Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and South Africa. When we get there, we will deal with people like Ogbeni Iranu. In the meantime, people like Ogbeni Iranu aligning with Mallam Buhari continue to feed the people lies with the broom that is sweeping up more dirt, piling it under the carpet.
          My political leader, Chief Awolowo made a mistake in his desire to serve Nigeria. He and his fellow compatriot, Samuel L. Akintola fought over the North. He (Chief Awolowo) went on ahead and aligned with the same North, alienating the Igbos, till today.
          That mistake must be corrected. Enough of Yoruba subservience to Hausa/Fulani because of Nigeria. ENOUGH!

  • i still dey come!

    BOLA AHMED TINUBU IS THE MOST DAFT POLITICIAN IN NIGERIA SINCE OCTOBER 1, 1960.

    • objective

      Really?

    • Buhari4Ever

      Because he sent a clown packing from Aso Rock?

  • Okey

    Premium Times, I don’t see any outrage or any justifiable reason for one. If there is any outrage at all, it is a totally misplaced one. For one, the President neither shocked the South South nor the South East. How about Prof. Itse Sagay who has been appointed, Chairman, National Commission on Confessions; Engineer Joe Igbokwe, Attack Dog-General of APC; Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Lecturer/Seminar Talk-shop-General of APC; Sen. Osita Izunaso, Social Event Organizer-General; Dr Ngige, Events Analyzer-General of APC; Prof. Pat Utomi, SeeNothingWrong-SayNothingWrong-General of APC; and, a host of other solid appointments to APC members in the SS and SE.

    Secondly, there are still the constitutionally guaranteed “Minimum 5%” appointments (i.e., one (1) Minister from each State), which luckily in this dispensation is the Maximum for the 5%ter zones that gave Mr President less than 5% of their votes. From this Minimum/Maximum, such lucrative and juices Ministries like Minister of Culture and Tourism shall be reserved for the South East. To cap it up, one consolation post, sorry, appointment (posts have finished) has been reserved for Amaechi. Certainly, any uproar from anybody at this stage is shortsighted and misplaced.

    • Longhorn

      Okey, this is classic! You got it right…..couldn’t stop laughing. The consolation appointment for Amaechi may well be Minister for Niger Delta Affairs to keep him busy fighting his kinsmen, so he’d not have time to bother them at the centre. Hahaha….

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Amaechi is not QUALIFIED. He is ATHIEF.

  • Borograd

    “…Our history is replete with numerous and uncontrollable instances of callous and insensitive dominatory repressive intrigues by those who think it is their birthright to dominate till eternity the political and economic privileges of this great country to the exclusion of the people of the Middle Belt and the south….”

    “…They have almost succeeded in subjugating the Middle Belt and making them voiceless and now extending same to the south. It is our unflinching belief that this quest for domination, oppression and marginalization¬¬ is against the wish of God and therefore, must be resisted with the vehemence….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

    “…This clique has an unabated penchant for domination and unrivalled fostering of mediocrity and outright detest for accountability,¬¬ all put together have been our undoing as a nation…This will ever remain our threat if not checked immediately. It is strongly believed that without the intrigues perpetrated by this clique and misrule, Nigeria will have in all ways achieved developmental virtues comparable to those in Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, India, and even Japan….

    Evidence, therefore, this cancerous dominance has as a factor constituted by a major and unpardonable clog in the wheel of progress of the Nigerian state….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

    SUMMARY
    The Yorubas are the problem and neither Buhari nor his North. Their brand of cowardice & mischief are incurable blights. When someone looks at swine dung and closes his nostrils with his left hand but uses his right hand to pick up the dung and throw it into his mouth, then the gods are not to blame. But for us the Niger Deltans, our goal remains unchanged. Secession and RESOURCE control. Coming Soon!

    Long live the Niger Delta Republic
    “Why we struck – the need to stop intrigues, domination and internal colonization of the Nigerian state by the so-called chosen few. This, in our view, has been and is still responsible for 90 percent of the problems of Nigerians….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

  • hummm

    Without the north APC wouldnt have won. Moreso, there are more appointments that needs to be made, so people need to take a chill pill. He needs people he can trust in those key areas in order to ensure that his good agenda for the nation is accomplished. He had Amechi and Fashola in mind for cos and sgf, but with all that corruption scandal trailing them, who needs that headache. Totally support him, he is strategically placing people in the right places.

  • Borograd

    WHY WE STRUCK – GIDEON
    ===================
    1. “…Our history is replete with numerous and uncontrollable instances of callous and insensitive dominatory repressive intrigues by those who think it is their birthright to dominate till eternity the political and economic privileges of this great country to the exclusion of the people of the Middle Belt and the south…They have almost succeeded in subjugating the Middle Belt and making them voiceless and now extending same to the south. It is our unflinching belief that this quest for domination, oppression and marginalization¬¬ is against the wish of God and therefore, must be resisted with the vehemence….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

    2. “…This clique has an unabated penchant for domination and unrivalled fostering of mediocrity and outright detest for accountability,¬¬ all put together have been our undoing as a nation…This will ever remain our threat if not checked immediately. It is strongly believed that without the intrigues perpetrated by this clique and misrule, Nigeria will have in all ways achieved developmental virtues comparable to those in Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, India, and even Japan….Evidence, therefore, this cancerous dominance has as a factor constituted by a major and unpardonable clog in the wheel of progress of the Nigerian state….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

    3. “Why we struck – the need to stop intrigues, domination and internal colonization of the Nigerian state by the so-called chosen few. This, in our view, has been and is still responsible for 90 percent of the problems of Nigerians….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

  • Borograd

    The Yorubas are the problem and neither Buhari nor his North. Their brand of cowardice & mischief are incurable blights. When someone looks at swine dung and closes his nostrils with his left hand but uses his right hand to pick up the dung and throw it into his mouth, then the gods are not to blame. But for us the Niger Deltans, our goal remains unchanged. Secession and RESOURCE control. Coming Soon!

    Long live the Niger Delta Republic

  • Borograd

    WHY WE STRUCK – GIDEON!
    =====================

    “…Our history is replete with numerous and uncontrollable instances of callous and insensitive dominatory repressive intrigues by those who think it is their birthright to dominate till eternity the political and economic privileges of this great country to the exclusion of the people of the Middle Belt and the south…They have almost succeeded in subjugating the Middle Belt and making them voiceless and now extending same to the south. It is our unflinching belief that this quest for domination, oppression and marginalization¬¬ is against the wish of God and therefore, must be resisted with the vehemence….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

    “…This clique has an unabated penchant for domination and unrivalled fostering of mediocrity and outright detest for accountability,¬¬ all put together have been our undoing as a nation…This will ever remain our threat if not checked immediately. It is strongly believed that without the intrigues perpetrated by this clique and misrule, Nigeria will have in all ways achieved developmental virtues comparable to those in Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, India, and even Japan….Evidence, therefore, this cancerous dominance has as a factor constituted by a major and unpardonable clog in the wheel of progress of the Nigerian state….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

    SUMMARY
    The Yorubas are the problem and neither Buhari nor his North. Their brand of cowardice & mischief are incurable blights. When someone looks at swine dung and closes his nostrils with his left hand but uses his right hand to pick up the dung and throw it into his mouth, then the gods are not to blame. But for us the Niger Deltans, our goal remains unchanged. Secession and RESOURCE control. Coming Soon!

    Long live the Niger Delta Republic
    Long live Biafra
    Long live the United SE&SS Republic

  • tycoon

    ” Those who say that Buhari is the solution to Nigeria’s problem should not deceive themselves and they should not deceive him too ” – Balarabe Musa. APC e – rats/goats/bigots/yorubas/sycophants/fanatics how market?

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, what are you doing other than being an e-rat/goat/bigot/Ijaw/sycophant/fanatic?

  • burning spear

    After searching 92 days for men of integrity and saints that will work with him, President Buhari have appointed Alhaji Kawu Sumaila, the new SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

    Alhaji merited this position by climbing the National Assembly’s fence and attacking fellow members and security officers. He was denied nomination for re-election to House Representative and his ambition to become APC governorship candidate in Kano was outright rejected by his immediate local people who claimed that he brought shame to them.

    The entire globe saw this thug climb over the fence at the National Assembly now Mr integrity nee buhari appoints him to be in charge of the House of reptiles–what a shame–what a country–Ali Hameed the sadist who presided ove the killing of ken saro wiwa is now in charge of customs–and this thug—House of reptiles

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, who locked the National Assembly fence? GEJ? Who elevated the judge that condemned Ken Saro Wiwa and gave him national award? GEJ

  • Franklinn

    The North which is undeniably the most backward region in Nigeria with no resources (human & material) and with no education and professionals have become those appointed to 79% of the positions in Nigeria. This would have been strange but when you consider that a man so daft and unintelligent like Buhari who could not even pass his secondary ex in it. ho liveams is occupying the presidency, then you can only weep for Nigeria and the people who live in it.

    The cowardice of the Yoruba people not withstanding, all other regions of Nigeria must now unite to chase this man out. What are the East & South doing? What are the central states doing? Time to act is now. The East should stop the oil flow from their land. The South (Niger Delta) should do same. And then secede. Let the Yorubas live & remain with the North. Simple!

  • Borograd

    This is what you get when with eyes wide open, you support a useless, brainless, clueless and Waecless individual as president who runs away from presidential debates where issues will be discussed. When you exalt incompetence,stoopidity, and the academic inferior over competence and experience, what you get is a president who cannot remember that West Germany ceased to exist in 1990. It has no other name, it is called willful mumudity.

    I have watched the American Presidential debates of the Republican party. Speaker after speaker exhibited LIFE, intelligence, composure, agility, and presence of mind. Even the oldest amongst them sprung up to his feet to the stage. I also noticed that the seat on which they sat was a bit elevated to make sure one required some effort to get on it…and once you were on the chair, your legs were well above the floor. It is important to know the chair was not adjusted for female candidates. Everyone helped himself/herself climb on the chair.

    Now, how many Nigerians understand the significance of the elevated chair? If Nigeria did this, a sickly Musa Yadua would have been detected. Someone like Buhari would certainly fail the fitness test. And only the smart, intelligent and fit would survive. But we love the dumb and hope for miracles. These seemingly faultless and transparently objective methodology of selecting its president are at the core of the democratic principles of the USA and other ‘real’ countries. And this is what makes America different despite its original sins of slavery and monthly police assassination of black men.

    When your Mohammed Buhari is accused of forging a certificate in which he even performed woefully, and is still smuggled into presidency without even a basic secondary education, why won’t he appoint his fellow below mediocre kinsmen?

  • burning spear

    1] North ****************************** 36 – [80%]
    2] South West************************ 6 — [13%]
    3] South South*********************** 3 — [7%]
    4] South East************************* 0.– [0%]

    THE CHANGE HAVE STARTED—-is this the change—-Hameed Ali presided over the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa—in River state—-he has blood in his hand—-same as Buhari presided over the assassination of Kudirat Abiola while with Abacha

    • mulato

      burning spear! where did you get all these from?

      • Buhari4Ever

        From no other place but his Ogogoro brain

  • Jasmine

    Femi Fani Kayode was right, and he warned his Yoruba people but unfortunately most of them are cowards who could not be bold and brave in the midst of musings from Sambissa forests.

  • joe

    WHERE IS LAI MOHAMMED PLEASE. CAN LAI MOHAMMED SPEAK OUT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. South West are well educated, but education is not enough for humans. For you to enjoy your education, you must mix it with WISDOM, and unfortunately our folks in the south west lack wisdom because their confidence is in their education.

    • Fuzio

      Buhari has given LAI MOHAMMED assertion that Nigeria owes the SE nothing new meaning.

      • Otile

        Then let Buhari not come to the SE looking for oil to steal to develop the North. I know you will swear to the detriment of your soul that SE has no oil.

        • Fuzio

          Bro, you are pointing your gun in the wrong direction. I am only stating that Buhari is confirming what Lai Mohammed said.

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      They have COMMON SENSE!!!

  • Efe

    Long live the Federating Republics of the South South people!
    Lets rise and block all oil flows!
    Lets rise and take over our resources!
    Lets rise and protect our environment from pollution
    Lets rise and build the Delta of our dreams!

    To be silent in the face of injustice is treason. So said Wiwa!
    Time to react is now!
    …for action and reaction must be equal and opposite!
    If not for Aprill 22 Revolution, Babangida would have stayed longer!
    We need to secure our future!
    Britains amagalmation was undemocratic!
    Time to act is now!

  • Davidson

    Where are the mumu Yoruba people? No be one Nigeria una want? Enjoy your one Nigeria and Tinubu can continue to prostrate before Buhari and carry his brief case. Shameless!

  • Nnenna Waokobi

    Yorubas are really funny and strange people. You mean they were so daft not to know? Cowardice can be very costly. Shame on all of you. You voted an old dullard instead of an educated young man because you were afraid of bombs from Sambissa and becos Buhari threatened to spill your blood. See your lives?

    • BURNING SPEAR

      “I can tell you today that there are more agitators in the South-west, for power shift to the North, than there are in the North—DR. JUNAID

  • Why we MUST war again

    ======================
    Contribution to National Treasury
    =======================

    South—–= 62%
    North——= 0%
    East——–=36%
    West——–= 2% (From Custom duties)
    (Total = 100%)

    • mulato

      please bros, lets adress the imbalance and not war again. I take God beg you. war no good.

      • BURNING SPEAR

        Buhari DOES NOT CARE—THIS IS SOMEBODY WHO OFTEN CLOSES HIS EYES AND EARS TO ANY REASONABLE SUGGESTIONS–IF jONATHAN HAD MADE THIS MESS–HE WOULD HAVE BY NOW GONE ON TO MAKE AMENDS NOT FULANI BUHARI WHO HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE SOUTH–BUT BLAME THE YORUBAS FOR THE MESS THAT WE ARE IN TODAY—AND MOST ESPECIALLY SADIST LIKE OBASANJO AND SOYINKA THE CULTIST

        • truetalk

          Burnt spare. Hahaha

        • Buhari4Ever

          Deri Orbuka, go and hang yourself!! There is no wisdom in any Ijaw man. Did your son, GEJ respect the South? We are not in any mess simply because Buhari won’t appoint an Ijaw man. The worst Buhari is by far better than GEJ both in this life and after life. Your problem is the anger, bitterness and resentment working tenaciously to kill you

      • Why we MUST war again

        Don’t be naive Bro, cant you see how the North is enjoying the dividend of Boko haram’s war on the other regions of Nigeria? Or are you blind?

    • Dele Awogbeoba

      Please post the link to your statistics.

      • Why we MUST war again

        Post the link to your contradiction of my statistics. It is your duty to prove me wrong if you disagree. I guess u went to school!

        • Dele Awogbeoba

          Ok…continue to make it up as you go along!!

          • TrueNja

            Why we Must war again is a low life, just ignore him..

      • Buhari4Ever

        He is just hallucinating with figures. Mind you, he is from a region that defies the rules of arithmetic.

  • burning spear

    Femi Fani-Kayode Wrote:

    1. President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – north.

    2.Senate President- north.

    3. Speaker of the House of Representatives- north.

    4. Chief Justice of the Federation- north.

    5. President of the Court of Appeal- north.

    6. Chief Justice of the Federal High Court- north.

    7. Secretary to the Federal Government- north.

    8. Chief of Staff to the President- north.

    9. Chief of Army Staff- north.

    10. Chief of Air Staff- north.

    11. Comptroller General of Customs- north.

    12. Director-General of State Security Services (SSS)- north.

    13. National Security Advisor- north.

    14. Director General NIMASA- north.

    15. Chairperson of the Independant Electoral Commission (INEC)- north.

    16. Comptroller-General Immigration- north.

    17. Accountant-General of the Federation – north.

    18. Commander of Civil Defence Corps- north.

    19. Chief Security Officer to the President- north.

    20. ADC to the President- north.

    21. Principal Secretary to the President- north.

    22. Senior Special Assistant to the President on media- north.

    23. Chairman of the EFCC- north.

    24. Head of Service- north.

    25. MD of Nigerian Ports Authority- north.

    26.DG of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC)- north.

    27. Chairman NDLEA- north.

    NIGERIANS WANTED ”CHANGE” AND NOW WE HAVE GOT IT. NO-ONE SHOULD COMPLAIN BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT OUR PEOPLE WANTED. THOSE OF US THAT WARNED THE COUNTRY THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN WERE INSULTED AND LAMPOONED. NOW WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR CHOICE FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. WELCOME TO THE NEW NIGERIA. WELCOME TO ”CHANGE’

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, you have not seen anything yet!! Buhari will treat the regions that looted Nigeria dry, under GEJ, like plagues.

  • Why we MUST war again

    ======================
    Contribution to National Treasury
    =======================

    South—–= 62%
    North——= 0%
    East——–=36%
    West——–= 2% (From Custom duties)
    (Total = 100%)

    This same North with zero contribution to the Nigerian economy can not be allowed to go free with this assault. MEND, MASSOB, EGUGU, NIMIDS etc etc and other democracy loving and peace loving ‘associations’ must now go into urgent clandestine consultations asap!

    God bless the Niger Delta
    God bless Dokubo Asari
    God bless Ateke Tom
    God bless Government Ekpemuopolo

    …and I hope the above realize that it is their resources that will be used to pay these Northerners. Chei! Terrorism is working.

    • truetalk

      You are not even in the picture……. Sad we wasted the last six years.

  • Mama Kay

    APC should give Buhari names of credible people from other geo political zones. My understanding is that the names he was considering all failed the litmus test of corruption. The thieves parading as saints.

    Most political office holders in Nigeria are too corrupt to be EFCC free. Buhari and APC would have to look beyond the party to get credible and honest people who have the interest of the Nigerian masses at heart.

    • Boboweikimo Uloho

      Shut up for there! Which other regions? We love the North and they are the most educated and civilized Nigerians of all time. Let them lead and the rest of the regions will follow. Dont be stoooopid to suggest otherwise. The swine dung is already in your throat. Swallow it and drink Fanta to neutralize the sweet taste. Cowards for life!

      • freedom fighter

        All we want mrs presiden is the best.give us the best .North or South we need the best .remember your promised and also know that we are one nigeria and not two nigerian.we want the best and that is the reason we drop PDP and you bet remember 4years is 4days and when you fail APC,PDP we be no morep and the the zoo called nigeria we wake up and and another party we take over

        • truth_is_bitter

          NIGERIAN EXPATRIATES ABROAD – Ratio of SOUTH : NORTH
          ===========================================

          1. MEDICAL DOCTORS ———- 595 : 1
          2. Engineering sciences –——- 421 : 1
          3. NURSING ————————-2,535 : 1
          4. ACADEMIA———————–3351 : 0
          5. BUSINESS ————————257 : 1
          6. SPORTS —————————112 : 1
          7. FOREIGN EMBASSY STAFF —1 : 5,000

          Besides the ratio above, everyone in Nigeria, living or dead, knows that the North is backward in terms of every index of development especially in human resources…….We know they are the least qualified in any industry or profession and least educated.

          …….Why then is the ratio of Buhari’s appointment SKEWED in favour of people of the North who are obvious comparative inferiors in terms of numerical balance vis a vis the people of the South?

          Should the blind continue to guide the sighted? But the Yoruba people are neck deep in silence. The musings from Sambissa have made them overly malleable and subservient in perpetuity. Self deception has become their code of conduct. Standards have become meaningless, so much so that one of its own described INEC’s acceptance of Buhari’s application as based on “irrefutable presumption” that Buhari passed his WAEC exams. How crooked cowardice can turn men.

    • Tunsj

      Agreed. President Buhari should not appoint rogues regardless which state they come from. Period.

    • burning spear

      These are just excuses–If Buhari can work with Akande the former chairman of APC whom he sent to prison for corruption–why can’t he allow others be offered similar chance—Bringing an outsider to head the Customs is an insult given his past record–How did Hameed Ali pass the so-called litmus test—?

    • Kabiru Bala Indabo

      Thank you Mama Kay for a wonderful understanding of the current situation. May God bless you and your family.

  • Daniel

    I am already on my way out of this country. I have only one li’re to live and hope to live it well.

    Let those blind youth supporters of Buhari continue in their folly.

    Obsanjo remains the architect of our backwardness. He loathes visionary successors.

    Just check from 1979.

  • FactsandFigures

    I wish for once rather than express outrage on which side of the country benefited the most, political pundits and the like will post a well researched article on the career accomplishments of the various appointees, what their peers think, their standings/how they are perceived in their communities etc. When are we going to elevate the conversation to “simply the ability to do the job”? When are we going to scrutinize the activities of these officers elected and/or appointed to determine if they are good enough to occupy the post? Credibility is not enough, ability is equally if not more important.

    • Alibiu

      I agree with you 100% . I really do not care where they all come from as long as they will perform and not plunge our resources. As you know you will have few people screaming its a hausa thing and what they do not know is just because someone is from the north does not make that person hausa/fulani or even muslim. People of the northeast have not had any serious representation in the government in over a decade no one will hear about it.

      • umolu

        Why you should care is that federal character is provided for in the Nigeria constitution. We are not running a government in a jungle. The north alone does not have the monopoly of incorruptible people. Even if Jonathan did a similar thing during his administration, Buhari came to correct the ills of the past. Many people held him in high esteem that was why many voted for him.The election is over, it is now time for nation building and not to sow seeds of discord.All hands cannot be on deck under the circumstance.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        ”People of the northeast have not had any serious representation in the government in over a decade no one will hear about it.”
        Is that why they created BOKO HARAM?

        • Alibiu

          Try and find out the facts about the lack of government assistance or infrastructure in the north east for a few decades. History has shown poverty and lack of development creates monsters. I know you think their is poverty everywhere in Nigeria and i do agree. Believe me when you go to yobe and borno even as i can tell from your name you are not from that part of the world it will bring you to tears. Your comment of they decided to have boko haram” extremely dangerous poverty and illiteracy is the root of boko haram.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            Alibiu,
            I am privilledged by birth to have tentacles all over Nigeria (including the North East). I thank God for this. In addition, I Owe this to my my liberal Family. I have also had the opportunity to live in the North East. I have always been an advocate for a New order in the North East and generally the North. What the feudal lords in the North does not know and are afraid of is the Liberation of their People from mental, educational and Financial enslavement. They are afraid of losing their positions and importance in the society if the downtroddens become liberated. Once you allow this class difference to be the norm, the society cannot develop, irrespective of the amount of infrastructural Investments that may be out in Place.

    • Olu

      That is a sensible comment.

    • Hah!

      Thank you for being very objective brother. It is the ability to do the Job that matters and not who you are or which section you come from, unlike the previous PDP Mob Government of waste and Wayo.

    • truth_is_bitter

      NIGERIAN EXPATRIATES HOME & ABROAD – Ratio of SOUTH : NORTH
      =====================================================

      1. MEDICAL DOCTORS ———- 595 : 1
      2. Engineering sciences –——- 421 : 1
      3. NURSING ————————-2,535 : 1
      4. ACADEMIA———————–3351 : 0
      5. BUSINESS ————————257 : 1
      6. SPORTS —————————112 : 1
      7. FOREIGN EMBASSY STAFF —1 : 5,000

      Besides the ratio above, everyone in Nigeria, living or dead, knows that the North is backward in terms of every index of development especially in human resources…….We know they are the least qualified in any industry or profession and least educated.

      1. Why then is the ratio of Buhari’s appointment SKEWED in favour of people of the North who are obvious comparative inferiors in terms of numerical balance vis a vis the people of the South?

      2. Should the blind continue to guide the sighted?

      But the Yoruba people are neck deep in silence. The musings from Sambissa have made them overly malleable and subservient in perpetuity. Self deception has become their code of conduct. Standards have become meaningless, so much so that one of its own described INEC’s acceptance of Buhari’s application as based on “irrefutable presumption” that Buhari passed his WAEC exams. How crooked cowardice can turn men.

    • Otile

      I hate the Yoruba mentality of if, ifs, and only if. That mentality negates reality.

    • mr t

      Bull shit this country is made of ethic groups and that must be taking into consideration

  • bib

    These were some of GEJ equivalent appointments.
    Olutotola j. Onijala Chief protocol
    Ojogbana Adegbe ADC
    Gordon Obuah CSO
    Owoye Aziza NSA
    Oluseyin Petinrin CDS
    Azubuike Ihejerika CAS
    O. S. Ibrahim CNS
    Muhammad D. Umar CAFS
    Dr Reuben Abati SA media publicity
    Dr Doyin okupe SSA media publicity
    Rose Amutsize CG IS
    Ita Essentia Ekpeyong DG DSS

  • Amir

    The worst form of corruption is the ‘we versus them ‘ corruption being championed by Buhari. Material corruption can lead to prison if convicted, but ethnic corruption can cause war which is treasonable felony. Either way Jonathan is never an option. His mediocrity and incompetence is very annoying. He had the chance to make history but squandered it.

    • Borograd

      Shut up my friend!…The worst form of corruption is cowardice…when an army General goes on his knees before a Majo and begins to cry his tears out. That is the worst form of corruption. When you hear a bomb go off outside your house and you are the first to run under the bed before calling your children to join you – that is the worstest of the worstest form of corruption. Mumu!

      U’re coming here to post rubbish bcos it is public space. Don’t just get me angrier

      • Amir

        Let me dignify your empty head with a response. I am not your friend. Go find your friends in Sambisa, Nyanya bus stop, Bama etc.

  • Hah!

    The revenue generating organization Nko?
    1.NNPC?
    2.FIRS?
    3.CUSTOM?
    can someone mention the names and their respective regions?

    • Osogagba

      NNPC South South, FIRS South West, Customs North West. Do you have more? I can always oblige you.

  • Dr Emeka Chinedu

    Nigeria will forever buckle under this unfortunate amagalmation of 1914. The North will always pull the rest of the region back and make the rest of Nigeria move at its abyssmally slow pace. The only solution is the courage to dismember the country wherein every region will develop at its own pace.

    • Hah!

      ..and Biafra will NEVER be Emeka!

      • Otile

        So you hate to see a first class African country. Poor you.

  • Olu

    The incompetents will always want to explore ethnicity, religion and regional sentiments to lobby themselves into political office for their selfish interest at the detriment of the welfare of community they are pretending they represent. When we begin to critically review and evaluate the performance of people in political offices, regardless of their ethnic or religion affiliations, without sentiments, common Nigerians will begin to enjoy good governance and meaningful development. This is what the criminals lobbying for posts on the basis of one sentiment or the other don’t want to happen. PMB is ready to be taken accountable for his regime when the time comes. Afterall, Dizeani, Oduah, etc are enjoying their lives while Jonathan is being attacked everyday for what happen during his regime. Leave PMB alone. He will be taken accountable for his stewardship. The emperors of failed Jonathan regime are just doing everything they could do, including exploiting ethnic and religion diversity/sensitivity of Nigeria to distract PMB government. However, this PMB will never be distracted.

  • _TERRORISM_at_Work

    _TERRORISM is working…The North is enjoying the DIVIDENDS of Boko Haram’s bombings

    • Bol

      Just like SS enjoyed the result of Niger Delta militants activities that brought Jonathan to power. Keep on foaming.

  • tundemash

    Breaking!!!
    Rotimi commits suicide!

    • Otile

      No way, my brother Rauf Rotimi Amaechi is a born sychophant, he can never commit suicide no matter the humiliating treatment he recieves from his master Imam Mohamed Buhari. I kow my brother.

      • Emeka Nwoko

        It sad to see that those of you who used the internet to ensure that Jonathan was roundly trounced and sent packing to Otuoke are now pandering to ethnic and tribal sentiments. If Rotimi Amaechi had been appointed SGF and Wike’s probe unearths damaging evidence of corruption against him, the same group shouting bias will be the first to condemn President Buhari for appointing people of less than stellar character to government positions and undermining his anti corruption toga.

        • Otile

          My brother, my hand no for this palavo o. All I said is that I know wandaa Azubuike, I know he is a sycophant of Imam Buhari. I have nothing to do with whether Imam appoints him as a Prime Minister of Continent Nigeria or the coveted Minister of Petroleum. Imam does his own things based on his whims and caprices. You hear me?

  • Adeolu

    South East is a confused region. They never have patient to make a right judgement. They always allow their cowardliness make them not to trust nobody, because they can never trust themselves, rush to take decision that they always come to suffer for. The same impatience that led to war in 70s, made them not to embrace the vehicle of change due to ethnic sentiments during the 2015 presidential election, is now pushing them to start drumming for war. When would these people learn something and listen to voices of the wise, the likes of Okorocha and few others, among them. SE, overcome sentiments and you will be reckoned with. Remember, you have no power to cut off from this Nigeria. Have a change of orientation.

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      What you YORUBAS gained from Buhari?
      EVERLASTING LOSERS.

      • mr t

        I agree with that Jonathan messed the Yoruba voted for him and dumped their northern presidential candidate for him. and all he did was to punish the Yoruba put igbos and the north in key positions and divvied the south instead of uniting the south. What Yoruba should have done was to remain neutral backing a northerner was a big mistake. Jonathan did not do well at all in south he let hatred for the Yoruba control him.

        • Godfrey Etokebe

          You Yorubas sold Your birthright to the Northerners. Was it not Yorubas that refused their fellow yoruba to be the speaker of the house of reps? Was it Jonathan that made Tambuwal the speaker or you yorubas?

          • PolyGon2013

            Get lost.

        • PolyGon2013

          If Yoruba stayed neutral, GEJ would win again. Jonathan must leave. Period. Let us try PMB, and in the end, if he messes up, we will send him parking.

    • Höly Wähala

      Even with a Prof. Yomi Osinbajo, the South-South are better represented in Buhari’s appointments than the SW and your ignorant ass couldn’t see that much in the colored pie chart. Apart from the worthless SSA Media that Adesina occupies, what is the Egba proud of in this APC Government? Fayemi, Fashola and Rotimi are the biggest losers in this new appointments, mumu. Can’t you see that Tinubu ati Akande have been sidelined? Ode! Keep suffering and smiling, you clowns are used to playing second fiddle to Hausa/Fulani… no wonder the Oba of Ilorin is still AWOL while your cousins are forced to answer aboki names and bang their heads on the ground looking East to Saudi Arabia. Ode buruku!

      • Otile

        Omo Odua why are you doing this to your own people? Have you now changed side to become a South Southerner? I told that when your master Imam Buhari moves in and strikes continent Nigeria will scatter. I told you so.

      • Adeolu

        Yorubas are not crying! Why must your crying for somebody that has headache louder than the cry of that person. Yorubas have outgrown ethnic sentiments in the development of a nation. We know how to get anything we want. Just remember the problems that the foolishness of some of your people that led to your defeated war is still affecting your land. You don’t need to hold a political post before you can do something meaningful to benefit your community. Yorubas are fine and stop complaining for us. Learn something, born losers.

      • TrueNja

        @holy wahala – are u still alive? I thought you’ve gone with your ole sister Ngozi.

  • Proud Yoruba

    Thank you Premium Times for the pie chart and the list of appointee names with their states of origin.

    It is unfortunate that the North believes that they can achieve development and prosperity by stealing all the plum jobs in the nation, but it doesn’t work that way, and this is why they are so dirt poor. It is time for their leaders to speak up and seek jobs for their youths through investments and not charity, and to aggressively pursue development of their region instead of marrying young girls!

    Stealing only leads to impoverishment, period.

  • Otile

    Imam Mohamed Buhari is doing the best his brain can take. Who expects him to do better. He has come to do the work Beelzebub carved out for him, it is now too late to complain. Imam is hell bent on expanding Islam into the hinterlands. His lopsided appointments are designed to provoke violence then his boko haram relatives will be provided Nigerian arms to commit whole scale genocide on Christians and the ethnic groups Buhari hates. Continent Nigeria is overdue for war.

  • emmanuel

    Yoruba people, what a cursed tribe. They are the cause of this nonsense. Imagine dafts determining the pace at which Nigeria must go. Too bad. See the war they are going to cause?

    • Bol

      Who is daft if not those that led their people to a war that failed from inception? Biafra will fail and fail again.

  • Dr Pat Mumuwole Awosan

    Did Premium Times actually expect Duncee with his substandard brain who could not pass Waec understand Federal character principles? It is Premium Times that has problems here and not Prof Buhari.

  • Ola

    An ingrate will always be ingrate. No matter what you like, you can never push Yorubas to pick a fight where it does not necessary nor push Yoruba to unnecessary war. It is the Yorubas that you are cursing that God use to make your SS have a taste of presidency. I can never believe people can be this unwise. Yorubas have gone, please come along, ingrates.

    • Otile

      Omo, you are very funny indeed. Yorubas have gone… Gone where? Gone to serve the Fulanis abi? We are not coming along with you.

      • Ola

        Stay there and continue your cannibalism that Biafra war introduced you to. Look at Yoruba land and see civilized people. We are not trained to rely on anybody for our betterment. Even a younger brother in Yoruba land will not want to rely on his elder brother for his well being or blame someone else for his misfortune. The same way we are not relying on appointments to make a mark in our development. We expect government to carryout its statutory responsibilities. We know how to carry our cross. Yoruba nation, a well-cultured, well-trained and disciplined people. That is where you’re invited to be. Come along!

        • Otile

          We refuse to come along with you to serve no Fulani herdsmen. Leave us alone.

          • Ola

            Who are you serving now? Jonathan? I dey laugh o!

          • PolyGon2013

            Otile dey serve Ogogoro.

          • Otile

            You dey serve juju.

          • Otile

            Must one serve as a sycophant to live? I only serve Almighty and Merciful God, not Jonathan, not Imam Buhari. I dey lafu u in Yoruba too.

  • It’s truly disheartening that we discuss national appointments on tribal basis. You see the problem with the State-of-Origin thing which Nigeria retains at her own peril. These appointees are first of all, Nigerians who may not even be resident in the states we’ve so strongly tied to them, that’s if they’ve ever been in these states they’re said to hail from. I mean, where’s the sense in concluding a particular geopolitical zone assumes office once a person whose origin is traced down there assumes office regardless of where this individual lives?
    As I may not know a person to cite as an example, I’ll use myself to illustrate the not-so-wise nature of tribal loyalism and the emptiness of the idea of State-of-Origin.
    I’m a Nigerian who presently lives in Ogun State and works in Lagos State. My origins could be traced to Delta state given my parents’ testimony and my birth certificate. I’d lived in Sokoto as a child, had ALL my education in Lagos, served my Country from Kogi state(NYSC). Now having spent just little time in Delta, am I more Deltan than the Yoruba man who’s been living in Delta all his life? Then, am I to be proud that Kachikwu of NNPC is a Deltan? Is it really true that Delta controls NNPC upon Kachikwu’s assumption of office? I don’t even know the man and I feel quite sure many tribalistic Deltans have NEVER even seen him, that’s if he grew up in Delta anyway. So if Kachikwu is a really patriotic Nigerian who will not toy with our national interests while trying to please Deltans, how is his appointment as the NNPC boss of any special benefit to a Deltan in particular?
    My only hope is that all the appointees are very patriotic and not in any way tribalistic. That an appointee will not see his appointment as his individual state’s achievement as some Nigerians now see it.
    I mean, it makes no sense looking at people’s appointments through the lens of tribal loyalism.

    • Ola

      I am proud of you.

      • Otile

        I am sure he is a Yoruba man answering Igbo name. He and his girlfriend look Yoruba to me.

        • Ola

          My being proud of Okwufulueze has nothing to do with his name or where he comes from. It is based on the richness and meaningful comments he made. Hope you note that, ethnic bigot.

          • Otile

            His name does not show who he really is. You are one with him, and you know it.

          • Ola

            Why are quick to think he is a Yoruba man? For your information, there are a lot of reasonable, intelligent and credible Igbo people who are not consumed in ethnicity. The comments of such people always have meaning. I wish you have a new orientation about Nigeria.

          • Otile

            He looks and talks like a Yoruba, and he is a Yoruba. I do not intend to have a new orientation about Nigeria until the leaders get their acts together. E gbo mi nko?

          • You don’t have to get this way brother. We’re Nigerians and educated I guess, so we can reason and argue without harsh feelings. First, you don’t have to insist you know hidden things about people, for example, my origins can be traced to Delta(Aniocha South), not any Yoruba tribe, and I’m married. I wonder where you saw the girlfriend you’re talking about.
            Please, refer to my argument rather than to me.

          • Otile

            I see your picture here posing with your girlfriend. I see you are a young Yoruba man, handsome and cheerful. I know your girlfriend is proud of you. What baffles me is why some intelligent educated Yorubas call themselves Igbo. We love Prof Soyinka for who is, he didn’t have to claim Igbo to be make his mark.

          • Look again bro. The lady you see in that picture isn’t real, it’s a life-size image that made the background I used.
            Really funny.

          • Thanks again Ola.

          • Otile

            Stop thanking him, what did he do for you?

          • Ola

            Your business? Amebo!

        • aisha ani

          We all know you are an American pretending to be Igbo.

          • Otile

            Aisha, please don’t attack me. We also know you to be a Yoruba American. You know very well that there are Arab Americans, Chinese Americans, African Americans. The good US of A is made up of people from different nationalities around the globe, and nothing wrong with that. By the way, I like you, Aisha.

          • aisha ani

            I can never attack you, all Nigerian Americans are one. We only have each other, my Igbo brothers have always stood by me.

          • Otile

            You are right my dear, we are all Nigerian Americans. Here in the States we do not have the problem of who is Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Ijaw, or Cameroonian for that matter. We work together to help one another. The problem comes from those living in Europe and in Nigeria, especially those living in Nigeria they always seem hostile when we visit Lagos in particular. Aisha let’s keep the friendship going.

      • Thanks Ola.

        • Otile

          Thank your egbon all you can, but you are still wrong.

    • Otile

      Would you and the Yorubas be saying this if Imam Buhari hadappoited any Igbo knowing that they are more qualified than the abokis occupying the posts. Definitely the Yorubas would have gone on rampage abusing the Igbo for getting the jobs.

      • PolyGon2013

        I’m you and other igbo would have gone on rampage if Yorubas were to be among the new set of appointment.

        • Otile

          Nobody will go on any rampage for Imam appointing his faithful Yoruba slaves, a laborer is worthy of his pay.

    • abuasmau

      Good thesis.

    • ayobamiba

      Emeka I am really disappointed at your thesis ,such mindset is really self defeating and very hypothetical to say the least.Nigeria is a nation composed of many parts and to make representative governance easy,the 1999 constitution recognised 6 geo political zones as the basis.now the constitution of Nigeria foreknew that some guys shall come into power and become tribal bigots,ethnic and religious fundamentalist,hypocrites and deceitful as buhari had turned out to be and the constitution insisted on federal character ,quota system etc to ensure that clannish bigots like buhari are checkmated .my bro how will this nation be if the reverse had been the case and all these appointments made by obasanjo or Jonathan without any from NW zone of Nigeria. Simply because yardua died and his deputy GEJ took over ,the Hausa Fulani declared ungovernable land and used vampires called boko haram to make Nigeria ungovernable for 5 years of Jonathan .let’s learn to call a spade a spade nothing will spoil if we join forces to stand for a just and fair society. The truth is that buhari is too selfish,clannish, hypocritical and highly unintelligent. He is too sadistic to be a leader.he is extremely unpatriotic and unstatemanly.Nigerians shall repeat what they did when ibb and co shoved this bigot aside in 1985.

      • Bro, I understand you and you do have a point. True, Nigeria’s structure justified the “Federal Character” ideas enshrined in the 1999 constitution. However, we must rise above such growth-impeding ideology and learn to become a truly united nation. We can’t conclude that we’re meant to be the way we met ourselves (geographically and linguistically divided), I mean there’s such a thing as SOCIAL EVOLUTION . We met ourselves uneducated for instance, but we rose above that state and got educated. We insisted that we weren’t going to remain the way found ourselves, we improved our lot in life. We may claim that even nature divided us therefore we should stay divided. But that thinking originates from an ignorance of the power of humans to rise above disadvantageous situations even when imposed by mother nature herself.
        I think it’s sheer hypocrisy to accept as the norm our quasi natural division supposedly imposed upon us by geographical and linguistic factors while claiming to be members of ONE country. If we’re members of one nation, all aspects of our lives must reflect this fact, the evidence must go beyond mere words of mouth. Indeed, ayobamiba, until we have a situation where one Abdullahi Musa who’d spent all his life in the east could freely contest in the gubernatorial election of Abia state, and one Chukwudalu Nworie who had been in the north for a period sufficient enough for him to call himself a northerner, campaigns for same support in Kano state, and so on, then we’re not yet truly a nation.
        I call on you and indeed, all intelligent Nigerians to imagine a Nigeria where people become indigenes of a state they live in simply because they live there, a Nigeria where a Yoruba, an Ibo and a Hausa living in any particular state are EQUALLY indigenes of that state, with none feeling more/less member of the state than the others. Surely this would make all who reside in any state contribute their very best to the development of that state since they see the state as theirs. With this reality becoming prevalent across the nation, there’ll be massive improvement in our nation as we’ll no longer have passive residents who feel “well, this is not my land, so why stress myself over its development”.
        It’s really sad to see Nigerians today feeling like and being treated like strangers in their own country. A Hausa in Imo for example, feels he’s a stranger there, the Ibos there see him as a stranger too, and this is the case regardless of whether he has been in Imo all his life and has never ever been to the north. In such a case, what makes him more northerner than easterner? Is it language? Then where can we say a man who speaks efik, hausa, igbo and ibibio very fluently hails from? Or what can we say of a man living in the west but speaks fluently as well yoruba, igbo, hausa, igala and obolo? You see, language is not something we’re born with, we learn it (including those our parents speak), and we can learn so many of them.
        We really must challenge our present situation, not accept it (just as we didn’t accept our seemingly natural situation of illiteracy), we must amend our constitution to fully promote the concept of a truly united nation where a Nigerian isn’t judged by the geographical space his tribe originated from but by his own person, and we must live as a truly united people not seeing national appointments as the achievement of the states where the appointees’ origins can be traced to. We must support the idea of ONE Nigeria in every way.
        The youths especially must give their voices to this call for a one Nigeria thinking.

  • Olu

    The incompetents will always want to explore ethnicity, religion and regional sentiments to lobby themselves into political office for their selfish interest at the detriment of the welfare of community they are pretending they represent. When we begin to critically review and evaluate the performance of people in political offices, regardless of their ethnic or religion affiliations, without sentiments, common Nigerians will begin to enjoy good governance and meaningful development. This is what the criminals lobbying for posts on the basis of one sentiment or the other don’t want to happen. PMB is ready to be taken accountable for his regime when the time comes. Afterall, Dizeani, Oduah, etc are enjoying their lives while Jonathan is being attacked everyday for what happen during his regime. Leave PMB alone. He will be taken accountable for his stewardship. The emperors of failed Jonathan regime are just doing everything they could do, including exploiting ethnic and religion diversity/sensitivity of Nigeria to distract PMB government. However, this PMB will never be distracted.

  • TrueNja

    Folks, we need competent and honest people right now as aides to PMB not ethnic bigotry. Let’s join hand together and assist our president wipe this corruption out in our country and get our loots back. This is our country Nigeria and let’s salvage it together!

    • PolyGon2013

      There are competent and corrupt free southerners too. However, the president reserves the right to pick people that he is comfortable with. He probably wanted hid kitchen cabinet to those with whom he can express his feeling in his native language.

  • Okwuchukwu Ezeanyika

    Buhari is not the only Nigerian who has integrity. If he cannot put heads together with the leaders of his party he should not have bothered to put himself forward for the election. I doubt this is the same Buhari that led Nigeria in 1984/1985. Probably, age and time have dulled his senses to what is justiciable and equitable in governing a country such as ours. Pity!

    • Tonnero

      The word you want to use is just not justiceable. Justiceable means something that is liable to trial in a court of law. Good comment though.

    • Otile

      Gen Idiagbon was running the show then, Buhari just took the credit as a figure head.

      • abuasmau

        In the same way Prof will run the show now.

      • Bigthinkers

        You may be right. I once asserted to this notion too. He has no credible credential to rule the vast Nigeria

    • Kabiru Bala Indabo

      Pls go start this preaching to your people that they should be wiser enough to Nigerian politics first.

    • Bigthinkers

      The man that walked away from Oputa panel, who cannot account for 2.8 billion dollar that was missing when he was minister for petroleum in 1978 under Obasanjo, who reneged on his campaign promises cannot be said to possess integrity or credibility. He only played into the mess in our present political system.

  • NoSpinEd

    This is very disappointing Mr President. This is not how you heal a divided nation after a historic election. Vindictiveness in political appointments is not one of the hallmarks of statesmanship. I hope you realize how this will harm your reelection campaign in 2019. You are a better man than this. It is not too late to make amends.

  • ola

    Sai buhari×3. This is a thinking president disappointing looters who would want to get political post through regionalism and ethnicity.

    • Ifeanyi Nwoko

      Lol. Please name them. It’s okay to be a Buhari supporter and still state when he is wrong. We have forgotten the hundreds of Nigerians that died in 2011, simply because a non Northerner won elections. We have forgotten how thousands of Nigerians fled the country leading up to 2015 elections due to perceived danger if Buhari lost again. Now we want to conveniently pretend that ethnicity is not a factor in Nigeria. Try being objective, it will not kill you.

      • Dan maikoko

        People like you have ethnicity at the back of their minds and you cant be helped. Out of the 6 geopolitical zones only one did not vote massively for Buhari. So where is the ethnicity in Buhari,s election?

        • Ifeanyi Nwoko

          Wow, you actually just said that my brother! So GEJ punished the North for not voting for him in 2011? In fact, to the chagrin of the South South and South east, his base, GEJ did more for the North than Shagari-Buhari-Babangida-Abacha-Abdulsalmi-Yaradua…COMBINED!! Prove me wrong, please. Yet, he was still hated. That region suddenly woke up and knew what corruption was. Not fooling anyone here. Yes, while GEJ didn’t help himself, he was hated by some quarters from the get go, these quarters now conveniently claim it’s due to his performance. Try again.

          Lastly, so the regions that didn’t vote for Buhari should be punished as Buhari suggested while in DC? I thought you people said it’s not what he said/meant. Lolol

      • So oju abe niko

        “It’s okay to be a Buhari supporter and still state when he is wrong.” – I’m 100% in support of that statement. Buhari goofed big time with the latest round of appointment. He could have delayed the announcement until he is ready to make other appointments that will show a semblance of balance. I thought his years in the wilderness gave him back some sensitivity, but that’s apparently not the case. I still support him with reservation though.

        • onyema22ohaka

          Do mean you want a balance or a semblance of balance?The trouble with project Nigerians?

  • Ifeanyi Nwoko

    I honestly hope that Southerners, and especially Igbos will quit accusing Buhari of being a bigot. I used to think he was until he changed my mind during campaigns when he let us know that his personal cook and driver were Igbo.

    What other position do we want again? We need to be satisfied with such acrimonious generosity from a titled man like Buhari, aka the Ogbuagu 1 of Aba. 🙂

    • Otile

      You are not an Igbo man, answer your Yoruba name.

      • Ifeanyi Nwoko

        I guess sarcasm is not taught in schools

        • abodes_124

          Sadly not in Nigerian schools of nowadays. Are you perhaps of a slightly older generation or perhaps schooled outside the borders of Nigeria ?

  • Udensi

    There cannot be a better time for Radio Biafra than now. Daniel Kanu was right.
    There is no alternative to Biafra and Ndigbo must wake up to this reality. all our South East govs can begin by boycotting the Govs forum and failing to attend any meeting at abuja or any meeting where Buhari will be present. This is what Ikemba had to do. It is how the nobles that the Ndigbos are should behave.Radio Biafra pls.

    • ola

      Go and make your comment on a biafra news media, this is a nigeria media. As long as you continue to comment on this platform you recognized the entity called nigeria in its current form.

      • Basit Saliuy

        Well I guess Biafra will never exist.And thanks to Russia,UK and U.S and even China it will never happen.Nigeria will live Forever (Hence a great British Experiment than have live for 100 years). Hopefully we just need great governance from Federal to State levels in the coming years.

    • Kabiru Bala Indabo

      You Igbos were the most naive,unwise and hypocrites people in Nigeria. They are uncivilized and let Nigerians help them remain as such forever.

      • Otile

        I hate the kind of wisdom you people possess in the North, killing yourselves, abducting girls into Sambisa forest to sleep with, avoiding school on the assumption that western education is forbidden. You people are living i fool’s paradise.

        • Wažøbïä.

          Hahaha bro…its called civilisation…

        • Kabiru Bala Indabo

          Now you gave known the awareness of ours the northerners of hospitality and subordinate and patience not like igbos who are the most tribalistic on earth.

          • onyema22ohaka

            You mean hospitality or hostility as provided by maitasine and/or bokoharam?

      • Wažøbïä.

        Otile already gave my answer

      • Intrepid

        Your form of civilisation is stuffing bombs around your dying waist band, and blowing humans up. Who wants to live together with such medieval barbarism?

    • Kabiru Bala Indabo

      Let igbos go where they want but we are Nigerians and will remain Nigerians always.

      • Basit Saliuy

        Spain did not allow Catalonia neither do China with Tibet and Western Portion,Honk Kong so why should Nigeria allow Igbos or Yorubas have their own nation? Look at South Sudan now 4 years after getting Independence (splitting) from Sudan.

      • Ifeanyi Nwoko

        You mean like Nigeria, the British Colony that the North agitated for and held Nigeria back from gaining independence for how long? Let’s not turn this into a pissing contest please. Since Ironsi of the 60s, no Igbo has led the country, it has been led by the North majority of the time, see the state of the country. See the problems in the North, from poverty to illiteracy to terrorism. If one is to conclude logically, having a Northern president is not to the benefit of Northerners.

        As an Igbo man, I may banter on here and debate politics. However, at the end of the day, it’s mostly entertainment as my family will eat either way. I don’t depend on the govt to feed. This is a norm for most from the Southeast. Having representation in the corridors of power will be nice. But it’s not a determining factor in our daily survival.

        Meanwhile, continue waiting for another man to put food on your table, educate your own kids, provide them with free healthcare…and everything else Buhari promised. It’s comical.

    • truthometer

      U’re right. The only solution to Nigeria’s woes is breakup. Nigeria is sure not a country. It will remain backward as long as the North is part of the union. This is the hard fact.

    • Moe

      See? Why will Buhari……sorry, any Nigerian want you to hold any important post?

  • Basit Saliuy

    I think Nigeria with the 7th Largest Population on Earth and 1st in Africa needs to have a “Nationalism” Propaganda and we will outshine anything. Germany did it and look at where there are now. Tribalism should just be thrown away.

    • Lanre

      Please identify which ethnic group you belong to and then I will know how to appropriately educate you.

  • Okey

    Premium Times got it all wrong in this reportage. I don’t see any outrage or any justifiable reason for one. If there is any outrage at all, it is a totally misplaced one. For one, the President neither shocked the South South nor the South East nor indeed any other zone. How about Prof. Itse Sagay who has been appointed, Chairman, National Commission on Confessions; Engineer Joe Igbokwe, Attack Dog-General of APC; Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Lecturer/Seminar Talk-shop-General of APC; Sen. Osita Izunaso, Social Event Organizer-General; Dr Ngige, Events Analyzer-General of APC; Osita Okecgukwu, Rabble Rouser -General of APC; Prof. Pat Utomi, SeeNothingWrong-SayNothingWrong-General of APC; and, a host of other solid appointments to APC members in the SS and SE.

    Secondly, there are still the constitutionally guaranteed “Minimum 5%” appointments (i.e., one (1) Minister from each State), which luckily in this dispensation is the Maximum for the 5%ter zones that gave Mr President less than 5% of their votes. From this Minimum/Maximum, such lucrative and juices Ministries like Minister of Culture and Tourism shall be reserved for the South East which thus far, justifiably, has no grounds to be appointed to any post giving their voting pattern which made them non–Nigerians. To cap it up, one consolation post, sorry, appointment (posts have finished) has been reserved for Rotimi Amaechi. Certainly, any outrage from anybody at this stage is shortsighted and misplaced and should be treated with damnation and ignominy it deserves.

    • Ifeanyi Nwoko

      Thank you!! Lolol. Buhari is performing as expected.

    • abodes_124

      Wish we could have more sarcasm and wit in these fora. Mind you I find it is often lost on quite a few. Please more of the same.

  • Dan maikoko

    All these noises when no minister has been appointed. All these cries when there are still major positions to be occupied. For me appointment based on region alone is not enough for Nigeria but if anybody has genuine grudges let him land in court and challenge Buhari.

  • Edwards Brown

    A look at the comments from young Nigerians on this comment section is a reminder of how backward Africa is and might remain for a thousand years to come. While countries in Europe brainstorm on manufacturing driver-less automobiles and/or exploring Mars and other planets, young Nigerians and the old alike, scramble for political appointments of people from their regions or ethnic groups. Clearly the black man has problem. I now understand why American policemen behave the way they do.

    • Ifeanyi Nwoko

      Don’t comment on what you don’t understand. Afterall, the blacks in America are still fighting the same battles they were when their counterparts were sending shuttles to the moon. One thing has nothing to do with the other. Nigeria has 250 ethnicities that see themselves as strangers. A leader is sensitive to this nuance and acts accordingly.

  • bib

    Ajayi Temitope Carter
    SGF, OGBONNAYA ONU AND VAINGLORIOUS NIGERIANS:
    I just ended a telephone conversation with a confidant and senior friend who called from Abuja this morning and he gave me fresh insight into the new appointments announced yesterday. My friend who is very close to Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu told me that Dr. Onu called him this morning for 35minutes to tell him how vain Nigerians are. Dr. Onu according to my friend said his house was like Mecca yesterday in Abuja with no space for people to move around in anticipation that he would be announced as the SGF. In his house were Igbo professionals who want appointments and influencers who came with lists of those Onu should appoint as Head of MDAs since the Office of SGF is assumed to coordinate this. When someone else’s name was announced his house became empty within minutes. Now, Dr. Onu is a lonely man as all fortune seekers have disappeared. That is who we are. We want appointments for our village and ethnic man/woman so we can get our own share of national cake. Onu said all those crying over appointments for him or anyone is not for love, it is for what they hope to get.
    ONU’s DISPOSITION
    I personally would have preferred Dr. Onu as the SGF but now i know better. This man is a decent and gentleman of highest standard. Onu told my friend that President Buhari had given him the honour of taken him into confidence few days ago before yesterday on why he won’t make Onu SGF because he (Buhari) has something better for him (Onu). Onu according to my friend said President Buhari told him people attach so much importance to SGF and Chief of Staff because of the bastardisation of the system over the years and destructive influence peddling which got worse under Jonathan. Buhari told Onu that under his Presidency SGF and CoS wont become almighty that everyone must worship. The President told Onu that he wants to return government and bureaucracy to the days of yore when honour and integrity were the watchwords and not corruption and influence peddling, therefore, SGF and CoS wont be a coveted position again. The President also said, according to my confidant that he has his reasons for appointing certain people to certain positions and all will manifest in due season but chief among is the need to protect the individuals from undue pressure and making enemies for nothing. For example, if he gave Onu SGF position Igbos will hate him for life because Onu wont be able to give anyone appointment as that function will no longer be under the office of SGF. Many people wanted Col Hameed Ali too to be EFCC chairman or Chief of Staff but the President thought differently and put Col Ali in a place he believes Col. Ali will serve the country better. Buhari told Onu that he knows where he wants to use him and it will be what will bring glory and honour to him and the country. Buhari told Dr. Onu that SGF is not a big position contrary to what people think. It was part of failure of governance under Jonathan that made Pius Anyim powerful and to arrogate power to himself. SGF, for Buhari is an office to present memos for the Cabinet and the President and for PMB Dr. Onu should serve better use than that. Dr. Onu told my confidant that he was so happy with the President after their conversation. Under Buhari, the Ministers will be main drivers of government and I think that is where Onu and others will make their marks.
    THE LESSONS: Don’t criticize what you don’t know just because everyone is doing so. Wailing Wailers are doing it not because of any love for country, Federal or Village character. They are shouting just for mischief. There are genuine concerns for balancing act by honest people and this President is very much aware. Future appointments will accommodate every section of the country just like the Military appointments.
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    Ajayi Temitope, permit me to share this write up to console the wailing wailers in town.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Nigerians cannot be fooled,all strategic positions have gone to the north and here you are talking bullocks.You are allowed to play your condescending politics with the Fulani but please do not misrepresent the situation as it is.

    • stanejike

      What a poor consolation? That sounds like story for the gods..

    • abodes_124

      Yes ooh Dr Onu don’t mind them. Wetin be SGF sef ? For a great man like you.? That one as the clever man dey write above Na just small boy job carrying paper from one place to the other. Now wait for greater things. Can you imagine being GATEMAN to Aso Rock presidential villa. No body go fit pass to see oga unless you say so. I am not promising anything oh but as a very eminent APC supporter from the South East you do deserve a job that is befitting for yourself and your region.

  • Moe

    “He has made no appointments from the South East.”…….So? how many South easterners voted for him? You are talking about a region that has publicly displayed HATRED for Buhari. A region that until recently, were broadcasting seditious messages about the destruction of Nigeria. People that are not shy about publicly wishing the government fails! put yourself in his shows, and in view his campaign promises, how many of them will you bring into your inner caucus?

    You are complaining that none of his appointees are from the east. Has he finished appointing his officials? Are his appointments against the law? If it is, sue the Government or/and Tell your reps not to approve! What
    is all these complaining nonsense about.

    So President Buhari is showing a preference for particular regions when it comes to appointing individuals into the inner caucus of his administration. Can we blame him? He faces the toughest obstacles any Government has ever faced with detractors everywhere including under his bed.
    He has come out pop and plain and said it as fact that he does not want compromised people running his administration. He knows what he promised during the campaign and he is appointing people he feels are necessary for him to deliver on those promises. Give the President the tool he needs to do his job (within the confines of the law) Let him hire those he needs to do his job so that at the end of the day, his success or failure lies on him.

    It is like telling Buhari that we all want to eat Spaghetti….and then some clowns start complaining that Buhari is only bringing fork! Where are the spoons? Where are the knives?

    Please grow up. Complain about the qualification of individuals…….not about where their father was born. We are all Nigerians after all.

    • Ifeanyi Nwoko

      I like this your English sha. Just one question. In your opinion, are Amaechi and Rochas “compromised”?

      • Moe

        It is not my English. I am simply reiterating what Buhari said . He originally used the word “hostages” but later equated it to compromised people…and by this, I think he means people that owe other people favors…or beholden to others.

        As per Amaechi and Rochas, i haven’t the foggiest idea whether or not they are compromised! Thankfully, it is not my decision to make.

        • Ifeanyi Nwoko

          You are being selective, and that’s okay. For a Rochas to jeer all other Igbo Governors to put their money together and it still won’t amount to what he has, you don’t question how he got this money. It is now “foggy”. Lol. Was it your decision to call out all other corrupt officials as compromised? Tinubu that we all know has robbed Lagos, he is being called a hero. These are characters that got Buhari into office. By his own definition, is he himself not compromised?

          Half truths are whole lies.

    • ayobamiba

      Can we say in all honesty that there is any geo political zone of Nigeria where buhari can not find a single fit and capable citizens to fill their own quota in his appointments?,why is it difficult for this hypocrite of a man to be just,fair and equitable to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religious leaning. Why must a section of Nigeria insist on taking their fair share and that of other sections as a right. Is it hard for this bigot and tribal irredentist to distribute government patronage equitably to every zone of Nigeria. Those supporting unfair treatment to others are evil,satanic and heartless.they have no love and as such they don’t belong to the light.they are full of darkness and expert in doing to others what they don’t want others to do to them.this was the spirit and mindset that dwarfed Nigeria and laid her comatose. No single Nigerian is happy at the state of Nigeria today because buhari and his evil and heartless bands are in control of Nigeria for 50 years and instead of building a just society, they invented all manners of mischief to undermine our nation. Buhari approach and spirit will destroy this nation because he is measuring with unjust scales and the holy book says that God hates measuring with unjust scales. Let us build a nation for all Nigerians instead of a nation of racial, religious and ethnic discrimination which buhari and boko haram are trying hard to impose on Nigeria.
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    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Nigeria is a multi party democracy,there is no specification of collective punishment or exclusion from governance for casting votes freely for any candidate of choice. Nigeria is not a fascist state where every voter must play to the script.

      The Boko-haram from Buhari’s northern enclave are hundred fold more destructive and violent than a group of people in the SE agitating for self determination in a non-violent manner yet Nigerians elected Buhari, This President has no right to exclude or discriminate against whole regions or populations,he is a tribal bigot whose antecedents were forgiven by voters after he claimed to be a born-again democrat…….but from all indication it was a fraudulent claim !

  • ayobamiba

    Nigerians have been scammed ,buhari presidency is a big big fraud against Nigeria most especially the southern Nigeria. Buhari have shown unbridled hatred and bigotry against some sections of Nigeria .jegas fraud have mortally wounded Nigeria. Nigeria has a long walk through the valley of the axis of evil.I warned Jonathan to stand up and deal a mortal blow to this mischievous gang up but his desire to be a saintly President had handed Nigeria over to the axis of evil,jega had used PVC /card reader fraud to put our country in the hands of the most heartless goons on earth.all this almajiri somersaults and gum induced gymnastics is to cover a premeditated malice and prejudices against a section of Nigeria that must be severely punished for giving 5% to the head master. can buhari engage in such a manner of mischief and clear subversion and descration of nigerian constitution as this.buhari must remember that Nigerians are very much awake and highly suspicious of his sadistic tendencies and that he can’t decieve any Nigerians with his sadistic pretences and malicious tendency.buhari must remember that his first coming was cut short because according to abacha,his government lacked human face in dealing with Nigerians but was wearing the face of mischief, malice, hatred,bigotry ,sectionalism,boko haram and wickedness. A stitch in time saves nine this is democracy and not despotic government Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians buhari must wake up from his slumber before he become the first Democratic president to be impeached for gross violation of nigerias constitution.This implementation of boko haram agenda of northernization and islamization of Nigeria must be stopped by every good Nigerian before it is too late.buhari have shown himself very unfit to rule Nigeria.he failed as a despot he is woefully failing now as a Democratic President .God forbid. –

    • Kabiru Bala Indabo

      Like it or not, this is what suppose to be when you give one you should receive one ok,do not give one and expect ten. And he who gives nothing should at the appropriate time receives nothing. Do not deceive yourself o boy.

      • ayobamiba

        I give you an example, in 2011, the Hausa Fulani NW voted buhari against Jonathan, but Jonathan won.check out Jonathan’s appointment after assuming office and tell if he applied this your boko haram vindictive and malicious principles. Only 15 million Nigerians voted buhari as President in 2015 and 12 million voted Jonathan. Can you then in all honesty suppose that buhari should now favour the 15 million who voted him and abandon the 53 million registered voters and 155 million other Nigerians who didn’t vote for him.buhari was rejected for 3 consecutive times as a President by Nigerians because of this fundamentalist tendencies .now that jega had used PVC /card reader fraud to impose him on Nigerians ,it his choice to either continue with his outdated sadistic ,malicious, evil and wicked tendencies that had made him look leprous in the estimation of 155million Nigerians /53 million registered voters or he choose to wake up from his almajiri slumber ,respect his age and start acting and behaving like an elder statesman which God had bestowed on him after all he only has a maximum of 8 years to sleepwalk around before the game is over for him.his first coming ended in shame and disgrace for him,he can choose to make his second coming better.the choice is his to make.Nigeria shall survive and out live buhari and boko haram by the grace of God Almighty.

  • Moe

    You can not eat your cake and have it. We have said it before that Ndigbo can not refuse to participate, then turn around and complain about not being allowed to participate.

  • Kabiru Bala Indabo

    Honestly igbos were receiving the same treatment they deserve no more no less.

    • Otile

      Honestly, the Northerners are receiving the treatment they deserve from Boko Haram, more to come.

      • Kabiru Bala Indabo

        At the baby factories in Aba,Oniitsha and many more in SE.

        • Otile

          In Sambisa forest where hundreds of abducted girls are fucked, impregnated for producing more terrorist fighters.

  • Ifeanyi Nwoko

    Some comments on here are interesting. Here is the logic, some individuals from the South East agitate and want to secede due to lack of representation and maligned treatment on the federal level. The response by some is that as a result, no appointment should come from that region. At the same time, we have a segment of individuals, well…a group, beheading-raping-kidnapping-exploding in another region because they want to spread Islam. This region is then “rewarded” with appointments. Just WOW. 🙂

    • Kabiru Bala Indabo

      Yes you have spoken the propaganda that your leaders were preaching all over the igboland that don’t vote mr. A because if he come he may tends to force you convert your religion and you people agreed with what is a great lie that nobody can force anyone to convert your faith and belief. If not you igbos the grand illiterates no any Muslim authoritatively or not can force all Nigerians to accept Islam likewise no any christian authoritatively or not can force all Nigerians to accept Christianity. Q Please blame your leaders for whatever is your result.

      • Ifeanyi Nwoko

        Interesting. You are right though, my Igbo leaders are lying about the “group” called Boko Haram. It’s all propaganda. So what you are saying here is that BH is not real? Hmm.

        • Bol

          Your greedy leaders are real sponsors of Boko Haram for their self interest (2015 Presidential election). They just miss-calculated the whole thing and it boomerang against them. Just go and ask Jonathan.

          • Ifeanyi Nwoko

            You know what? What you are saying actually makes sense when you think about it. Boko Haram attempted to assassinate Buhari and they somehow knew the route he would take to escape and conveniently set up bombs on that route. This same Boko Haram interestingly never attacked during Buharis NUMEROUS outdoor campaign rallies in that region. This same Boko Haram interestingly didn’t use the ripe opportunity to bomb thousands of Nigerians as they voted by the “millions” in that region.

            Yes, I agree with you, GEJ used them for elections, he couldn’t even succeed at that. Your reasoning makes sense!!

        • Kabiru Bala Indabo

          Even if boko haram is real they can’t force all to be the same.

          • Ifeanyi Nwoko

            I think my initial assertion was made as elementary as possible, but I will attempt to simplify even further. Some people in the South are using mouth to say they don’t want one Nigeria. Responders are then saying that they don’t deserve representation in government. Concurrently some people in the North are using machetes and bombs to say they don’t like the current set up of Nigeria and want to make Islam the only religion, this region has representation in this same government. I hope that simplifies it for you. I’m simply calling the logic into question.

            You are using utterances from individuals from the region to address the larger point of this overt discrimination.

    • Adam A

      U ibos are ingrates. Nnpc gmd – ibo chairman npc – ibo deputy senate president ibo, dg nbc- igbo, cbn gov- igbo , head nimet – igbo, DG bpp- ibo, etc. Cbn gov , dg bpp and gmd Nnpc combined are more than or equal all d appointments so far made from d north. Why all these noise. PMB has been fair to u guys. He has d right to fire d appointees of jona but left most for u ibos but still crying wolf.

  • Mukhtar Abdulahi Batagarawa

    The rest of Nigeria must understand that Hausa people are born to rule. Buhari will appoint more people from the North and there is nothing anybody can do. If you shout too much we will release more Boko Haram to increase the suicide bombings. And all of you must convert very soon to Islam or we apply our Sharia laew.

    A

    • NoSpinEd

      Mr. Batagarawa, Do you want to be part of the solution or are you more comfortable being part of the problem?

    • Kabiru Bala Indabo

      A blatant impersonator and a liar. You are not Mukhtar but it vxmay Ndubisi or onyekachi.

    • Ayinde

      This is the high of insensitivity Mukhtar, do your think PMB would have made it to the Presidency relying solely on the Northern Votes. At the stage we are in there is the need for PMB to be sensitive to the needs of others.

  • Ifeanyi Nwoko

    Anyway, enjoy your weekend fellow “Nigerians”. I shudder to think, some regions are behaving like lords and masters while they depend on other regions to eat. Only God knows what they would have behaved like if these same resources they depend on where on their land instead. God knows whom He gives what, and why.

    Rochas/Amaechi/Tinubu, just saying Good morning.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    President Muhammadu Buhari as at today is the biggest recruiter of secessionists in southern Nigeria through his latest actions of primitive apartheid marginalisation and collective punishment of whole regions for not voting for him . The destructive policies of Fulani domination and northernisation is a seed of discord which may mature in the future leading to violent disintegration. Buhari is not bothered about the long term unity of Nigeria,he is rather fixated on an instant gratification derived from an election victory powered by SW elements.

    There is no reason to concentrate all appointments in his northern domain because the north does not have a monopoly of Nigerians meeting up with his criteria ,this president was always going to be a regional bigot but the brazen manner in which he is executing his divisive and destructive policies has even taken his own party by surprise.

    • Ifeanyi Nwoko

      Key word: Brazen

      I thought he was at least going to wait small, or use style.

      As for the people that are waiting for ministerial appointments to see how far, you really think that Buhari would retain those posts for anyone else?? Let’s be dreaming

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        If there is a security meeting of the highest echelon in Nigeria,the SE will not be in the room nor will any citizen of the SE work in Aso rock because they have been excluded from the Presidency……HOW THEN DO WE FEEL SAFE IN NIGERIA ? Buhari has solidified and hardened opinions in the SE and SS to a level that Ojukwu could not manage at the hight of the civil war.

        Buhari has a pre 1966 mindset towards the Igbo people,he cannot be a leader who will lead Nigeria into the future as a united country. BUHARI HAS STOPPED THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 2ND NIGER BRIDGE BUT HAS DOUBLED UP ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CENTENARY TOWN FOR ABUJA WITH OIL AND GAS REVENUE FROM THE SOUTH.

        This president is out to humiliate and punish the SE and SS for not voting for his party,if you notice critically,he is leaving a few positions for the SS but nothing for the SE in a classic “divide and rule” northern strategy but he does not realise that the era is gone,we have grown wiser in the SS and SE !

  • Maria

    We have entered one chance.

    • Mosaku 147

      No Maria,no. We are on the right path.

    • olu_kay

      We are on the right path.

  • chudi

    Nigerians should head to Court to compel Buhari to respect the principles of Federal character as enshrined in the Constitution .We are not in a Military dispensation .There is no need talking to the deaf , he will not hear you . I pity those from the south that cast their vote for him .He has rewarded you handsomely .

    • Moe

      Thank you! My brother.
      What is all the nonsense talk for? If it is unconstitutional, use the Judiciary system to compel him to act right!

  • Olu

    Igbo people apologists are doing the zone no good. Their comments are showing that they are naive and confused. They don’t even know what they want. In a moment, Biafra, another moment Nigeria begging for appointments. I never see a wife crying for divorce from a man and requesting for romantic relationship from that same man at the same time. What a confused minds. Political decisions are not made on the platform of calling people names and abusing people online, they are made with your power of vote. You’ve made the decision not to participate in this government during the last general election. Sorry for your poor judgement due to your tribal, ethnic and religion sentiments. You are the enemies of yourselves. You should have listened to the likes of Okorocha, Ngige, Ameachi etc.You are bad losers.

    • stanejike

      What is the fate of Ngige, Amechi, Okorocha and even your own Tinubu and Fashola under PMB administration now? You seem not to understand the tactics of a dictator : start with perceived enemies, creep in gradually on friends and finally descends on oppositions, all and sundry. Just open your eyes!

      • Bol

        Mind your business. Are those guys complaining to you?

        • stanejike

          Of course, they are, and very loudly too…

      • Moe

        and, if we may ask, from where or what did you cull your statement above as tactics of a dictator?

        Perhaps you forget Nigeria just recently became a democracy and Nigerians know too well what you describe above is anything but the tactics of a dictator.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      When GEJ won elections,he did not win in the north yet the north controlled most of the security apparatus and had more ministerial appointments than any region,his ADC was even from Kogi state. OBJ was very even in spreading out appointments and he picked some good technocrates from all regions BUT here comes Buhari turning back the hands of time through very crude,primitive and divisive apartheid marginalisation.

      Those SE and SS involved in non-violent expressions of self determination are acting well within the freedom of political expression rights in the constitution,to punish whole regions based on the actions of a few is repugnant besides Buhari comes from the Boko-haram region of Nigeria yet he was elected,he has no moral justification to pursue discriminatory policies in Nigeria’s 21st century democracy. YOU ARE SUPPORTING ACTIONS WHICH MIGHT DIVIDE OR EVEN LEAD TO VIOLENT DISINTEGRATION,YOU DO NOT LIKE THIS COUNTRY TO REMAIN AS ONE !

      • Ifeanyi Nwoko

        Bros, why do you even bother??

      • Olu

        We are yet to understand what you want. Do you want “One Nigeria” and be inclusive or you are still shouting secession? Right now you can never be trusted with strategic position because of your confused state of mind in what you want. May be you are shouting so that you could get in and become a sabotage to PBM government. You have not join the government you are already condemning his anti corruption program and others, calling him names, exhibiting your ethnic sentiments above reasonable criticism. How then can you be trusted. Once you’ve shown me that you are my enemy while should I rely on you to run my errand. Your guys are the one disqualifying your people from holding position of trust in this government. Get yourselves together and make a reasonable decision that will show in your tones and actions. Then, you will see that you are the one that have been holding yourselves back. PBM is for all Nigerians that believe in One Nigeria.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Nigerians have the constitutional right to express themselves politically in a peaceful manner. Buhari comes from the Boko-haram region of Nigeria and had made statements in tacit support of the group in the past yet he was elected president.

          Those who agitate in the SS or SE cannot be used as a yardstick to exclude the regions ,collective punishment for the actions of a few ? you need to get properly educated.

      • Moe

        ……and what was the result of GEJ’s Presidency? Are we to use GEJ’s administration as an example of good governance?

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          More than 12 million Nigerians voted for GEJ and about 15 million voted for Buhari. I certainly do not believe in propaganda as a tool of democratic governance,if you insist that GEJ was not perfect I agree but if you say he did not achieve in ALL aspects,I would strongly disagree.

          Buhari has not succeeded in any spectacular way either,Boko-haram has killed more than a thousand civilians in a above two months on Buharis watch,the Naira is at a record low in value,he has no cabinet and is operating an apartheid system of governance. It is premature to arrogate any success to him now,you must be rational in thinking.

  • burning spear

    APC Leaders Disown Buhari’s Appointments.

    APC Stakeholder and a Member of the APC NWC said Buhari has turned Nigeria to One Man Village and He Buhari now the Emperor of that One Man Village, according to Alhjai Yunusa.

    The so called Northern Appointment is not true, He is only appointing his wife kinsmen, (Relatives), his own Personal friends who has nothing to do with the APC, into a juicy position.

    We that contributed Finacially otherwise to the APC are no where near decision table. Nobody knows what he will do tomorrow. He is not carrying anybody along. We are only hearing it on the News.

    The APC, our great party was used and now dumped. Though Tinubu has being compensated adequately, with FIRS and Vice President but what of us? Even Atiku can’t even influence a single appointment, he said the Juicy positions has all been taken ”
    The Lamentation of Alhaji Yunusa, the APC Stakeholder

    • For real

      Frustrated and failed propagandist, you have failed again. Who appointed you APC spokesman?

    • Adam A

      U igbos are ingrates. Nnpc gmd – ibo chairman npc – ibo deputy senate president ibo, dg nbc- igbo, cbn gov- igbo , head nimet – igbo, DG bpp- ibo, etc. Cbn gov , dg bpp and gmd Nnpc combined are more than or equal all d appointments so far made from d north. Why all these noise. PMB has been fair to u guys. He has d right to fire d appointees of jona but left most for u ibos but still crying wolf.

      • Ifeanyi Nwoko

        Even we ingrates know simple civics, that the Senate president/deputy is not appointed by President

      • stanejike

        You seem not to be well informed about Nigerian geography. Do you know the geo-political zone referred to as ‘Igbos’? Most of the people you mentioned are from south-south…

        • Adam A

          Are south south and south east no longer sibblings; what about Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan?

    • burning spear

      How Buhari got elected as president of Nigeria, in spite of all his criminal records on the web is still a mystery–to me—-cause everything about the evil things that he did to Nigerians while in power over 30 years ago, are all on the internet-Yet Nigerians from the south-west and the Fulani North–refused to allow the satanic past of Buhari guide them–in the choices that they made during the 2015 elections–The Yorubas like Junaid said just wanted Jonathan out of power—-more than the Fulanis for reasons best known to Obj and Soyinka–So the Yorubas had to—–ignore all those warnings about Buhari–Nigeria is today a divided country— the campaign to get this monster into Aso rock was so powerful that—even the ruling party knew Jonathan will not come back to aso rock-long before the result were announced–by the USA via Jega—–All the Yorubas and the Fulanis wanted was to get rid of Jonathan——Not because he was not performing but because he was not from the 3 major tribes–his election in 2011 was by accident–Any human from the SS who still sees himself as a Nigerian is just deceiving himself-Today Buhari has appointed the very army officer who presided over the hanging of Ken Saro Wi Wa—-the Ogoni environmental activists Hameed Ali has been made the comptroller General of the Customs–Thanking him for the murder of Ken. When asked if he had any regret over the hanging of Ken he said he will do it again–if given another chance —————–Sometimes it is better for people to experience the bad side of humans like Buhari before they learn. But Nigerians are not the type that learn from history never—–

  • Moe

    The fact that so many people are using the words ‘reward’ and ‘punishment’ to describe Buhari’s appointments means we have forgotten why Nigeria voted for Buhari. We all agree that /business as usual/ and corruption must end but we still have our minds stuck in the old system of ‘you chop, i chop’ and ‘come and try your luck’!

    The Buhari elected as president was not about rewarding or punishing anyone with his appointments. His appointments are a call to serve and help him steer the country away from the edge and back unto sound footing! he is taking his time to
    appoint those he feels will help him. Why are we disturbing him as if we do not understand the gargantuan task ahead of him??
    We want him to succeed because it will benefit all Nigerians even if only half of his campaign promises are fulfilled!
    Why are we making all this noise as if appointing an individual from a region benefits all the people in that region? Did we not read recently that GEJ’s village still lacks pipe borne water? These appointments are people he feels embrace his goals’, people that do not see being appointed as an opportunity to chop; People that don’t see it as a REWARD! Please get back in the fold……and let us stop propagating ridiculousness.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Buhari started his public service more than 50 years ago when he joined the army,he has been head of state once and lost 3 presidential bids . If after all this time he cannot interact with people from all regions of this country then it is a shame.There are Nigerians who meet his criteria from all regions of this country,the north does not have the monopoly of Nigerians who can deliver good honest governance. YOU ARE DISHONEST.

      • Moe

        You must think us fortunate to know the characters of the individuals Buhari has thus far appointed. Far from that, we know so little, we can not tell you with any degree of certainty whether they are even male or female.
        Of course there are Nigerians who meet and even surpass his criteria from every region of the country. We are certain you can assemble a top notch team that will perform excellently (as many Nigerians on this board can). but we (including yourself) are not in charge of his recruitment efforts…..and whether we like it or not, this is his administration and he is the one that gets to decides who he is comfortable working with. We simply pray whatever team he chooses will help him achieve the goals before him…for the good of us all.

        With regards to the issue of our honesty or the lack thereof, we do not see it’s relevance to the topic at hand.
        So you must excuse us, it is not up for debate…at least not at this time.

    • burning spear

      I feel very sorry for your janjaweed thoughts—its sickening to have u express such views on the recent appointment made by–Buhari–If that is not madness then tell why Buhari will appoint a man such as Kawu who was seen all over the globe jumping over the fence at the House of Rep as his adviser on National assembly matters’?——————————-that man was even rejected by his local government council when he wanted to contest elections- back to the House–Again look at Col Hameed Ali who presided over the decision of the kangaroo court which led to the hanging of Ken Saro Wiwa in Rivers state-being appointed head of the Customs–what does he know about the department if I may ask—-a man was appointed to act as CGC-Dr Atte was suddenly removed by Buhari and replaced by a sadist like Ali a retired army officer——————-why did he not do same to NIMASA–is it because that office is occupied by his fulani brother–?–Look at the crimes being committed by Lamordi- in Efcc—-putting money collected from people in the custody of efcc in a fixed deposit account—where is buhari–and his anti-corruption brigade’? Sleeping and eating tuwo chikanfa abi–in aso rock–Is that what we elected him for—-?animals

  • burning spear

    APC Leaders Disown Buhari’s Appointments.

    APC Stakeholder and a Member of the APC NWC said Buhari has turned Nigeria to One Man Village and He Buhari now the Emperor of that One Man Village, according to Alhjai Yunusa.

    The so called Northern Appointment is not true, He is only appointing his wife kinsmen, (Relatives), his own Personal friends who has nothing to do with the APC, into a juicy position.

    We that contributed Finacially otherwise to the APC are no where near decision table. Nobody knows what he will do tomorrow. He is not carrying anybody along. We are only hearing it on the News.

    The APC, our great party was used and now dumped. Though Tinubu has being compensated adequately, with FIRS and Vice President but what of us? Even Atiku can’t even influence a single appointment, he said the Juicy positions has all been taken ”
    The Lamentation of Alhaji Yunusa, the APC Stakeholder

  • bambam

    Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo

    People like Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo are either looking for appointment under President Buhari

    or just talking rubbish for want of much else to do. By saying a regional monopoly of the key offices
    of Nigeria’s government is okay, Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo just sound un-educatedly naive to me.
    The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria bars regional control of the main offices of the federal government.
    It does not lie in the mouth of Pat Utomi or Festus Keyamo to say regional monopoly is very good.

  • bambam2

    Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo

    People like Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo are either looking for appointment under President Buhari
    or just talking rubbish for want of much else to do. By saying a regional monopoly of the key offices
    of Nigeria’s government is okay, Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo sound un-educatedly naive to me.
    The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria bars regional control of the main offices of the federal government.
    It does not lie in the mouth of Pat Utomi or Festus Keyamo to say regional monopoly is very good.

    • Sasay2000

      MUHAMMADU BUHARI VIOLATES THE PROTOCOLS OF NATIONAL UNITY
      AND NOW HE SHOULD BE CALLED TO ORDER FOR LOCATING POLICY
      DECISION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 100% IN NORTHERN NIGERIA.

      • Aljihadi

        “Sharia should be introduced all over Nigeria. I will continue to show openly and inside
        me, the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria.
        God willing, we will NOT stop the agitation for total implementation of Sharia in the country.
        It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria, to
        continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly. What remains for Muslims in
        Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate Muslims on the need to
        promote the full implementation of Sharia law.”

        …….General Muhammadu Buhari

        [August, 2001]

        • Damola Bickersteth

          I think there is something wrong with Muhammadu Buhari. His speech does not inspire me.
          I don’t think his speech even inspires anybody in Nigeria. He looks like a very divisive person.
          He sees Nigeria only in terms of NORTH AND SOUTH and stands for the Muslim North openly.
          But does that not mean Buhari stands against the Southern Christians and Northern Christians?

      • Juris Konsult

        “The composition of the Government of the Federation
        or any of its agencies and the conduct of its affairs shall be carried out in
        such a manner as to reflect the federal character of Nigeria and the need to
        promote national unity, and also to command national loyalty, thereby ensuring
        that there shall be no predominance of persons from a few State or from a few
        ethnic or other sectional groups in that Government or in any of its agencies.”

        ………1999 Constitution of Nigeria

        • Sanu G. Onitiri

          @disqus_CD5TKhHfDN:disqus
          You are correct! Buhari is just a northern president, nothing less than that.
          Buhari must be watched very carefully so that he does not cause a conflict.

          • Sola Adekanbi

            @disqus_CD5TKhHfDN:disqus

            …i just hope Buhari will not push Nigeria into armed conflict…he is too rabidly tribalistic.

            His type should not be encouraged…. as president of a multi-ethnic country….like Nigeria.

          • Otile

            That kind of conflict will be a good thing for all concerned.

    • dave ola

      @bambam,

      Both those men are losing their marbles and just standing for nothing.

      Nigeria does not need their type of platitudes; Nigeria needs thinkers.

  • monti-omeka-agu

    As things stand now. We do not have a Nigerian president.
    What we have at the moment is Northern-Nigerian-President, General Buhari.
    We have to conduct another election to elect Southern-Nigerian-President.
    Rochas Okorocha for Southern-Nigerian-President!!!

    • Asorockboy

      “Nobody can fault the fact that the persons appointed were appointed on merits.
      In terms of the spread, the president has prerogative to appoint and he knows
      there is federal character. I am sure that there will be balance in the future.
      These are still early days. At the end of the day, we will have a balance.
      By the time more appointments are made, it will balance out.”

      ………Femi Adesina
      [President Buhari’s Spokesman]
      August 28th, 2015

      • Q & A

        Let somebody with some intelligence condemn President Muhammadu Buhari as an outlaw.
        That’s what he is. Or what do you call somebody who trades off his country’s Constitution?
        Buhari himself admits that these appointments are too skewed to entrench northern rule.
        So sad that boy-boy like Pat Utomi (and Festus Keyamo) are the ones defending nonsense.

        • Okanlawon A.

          PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI IS DEVIOUS FOR CONFESSING THAT HE

          KNOWS HE HAS VIOLATED THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE CONSTITUTION.

        • musa aliyu

          Let’s see you tomorrow contesting so that you can also point me on your federal character nonsense basis

      • BURNING SPEAR

        SO THIS ADESINA MAN KNOWS Buhari MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE BY APPOINTING THUGS AS HIS AID—INCLUDING THOSE WHO WERE INSTRUMENTAL TO THE MURDER OF KEN SARO WIWA-SUCH AS HAMEED ALI—ABI

        • musa aliyu

          Yes, including Hamid Ali who will also lead to the murder of Burning Spear the spare part smuggler! Lol.

    • REDEEM

      Rochas is even worst than Buhari—————sadly both of them are from the same clueless party–APC

      • monti-omeka-agu

        I’ll vote Owelle Rochas Okorocha for Southern-Nigeria president.
        I think he will make a good president.

        And you? Who will you vote for…to become the President of Southern-Nigeria?
        Who’s your favourite? Name the person…

        • McAlfred Uta

          Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) despite the N78 million allegations. My reason is that N78 million pales into insignificance when compared with the unfounded Billions Adams Oshiomole has been parading without a single evidence. I do hope Adams, Rochas, Amaechi and Oyegun candidates are among the latest appointments by PMB

          • monti-omeka-agu

            No way, Fashola is an accomplice to Saraki’s illegal
            election as the senate president. Fashola has got some
            questions to answer concerning Hooligan-Saraki and
            EkwereForgery’s sham/Charade Senate election on 9th
            June. Fashola has lost the support of many Nigerians.
            He might not win any election in Nigeria, hence…

    • asking question

      @disqus_CD5TKhHfDN:disqus
      Can someone in Aso Rock please tell us the merits of Colonel Hameed Ali to be Head of Customs,
      if that same standard will not qualify KASHAMU BURUJI to also be appointed the Head of NDLEA?

  • Marcus Garvey

    Buhari seems to put the cart before the horse always. He dwells so much on the challenges ahead and not the solutions.So often tends to blame Jonathan—as part of the propaganda efforts of APC– This is not an attribute of a good leader, folks. From “Do not expect miracle” to “I am becoming the president at the wrong time”. B ecause Jonathan stole every Kobo-all na lie

    During the electioneering campaigns, Buhari promised Nigerians ‘change’ for the business as usual that was obtainable in The country. Even before handover, Buhari seems so scared of the mountain of challenges facing him that he’s not bothering with the virtue of waiting to start work before providing his litany of excuses. He has been telling anyone who cares to listen that Nigeria’s problems are too big, bigger than what he thought so we should not expect the ‘change’ he promised any time soon–As a matter of fasct we hear it is Aisha Buhari who is now handling the affairs of state–what a shame–

    • Duro

      Marcus Garvey,

      This Buhari can be worse than Sani Abacha if care is not taken. Buhari is just too reckless

  • Sword of Damocles

    It is not enough to criticize the “Federal character” of Mai Gaskiya’s appointments so far. I urge people who are “concerned” with the appointments so far to suggest who is “better”, or who they they would have selected for each of the 37 appointments so far announced by the President. Now keep in mind when the term “better” is used, it means in all ramifications(i.e., honesty, competence, and most importantly Loyalty to the FRN. Nigeria’s situation is critical, Mai Gaskiya, in my estimation has EARNED the “benefit of the doubt”. Lovers of Nigeria, must seriously consider where we are as a country, and where we want to get to, when they look at appointments. My thesis is that Federal character is IMPORTANT to the unity of our country, however i supposition that honor, integrity, and LOYALTY to the Fatherland is equally as important. God save our Union (the last best hope for the black man on planet Earth).

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Let all the qualified, but overlooked people of either sex stand up and complain publicly. Just being from a particular place doesn’t mean you are a good candidate for an appointment. I think Nigerians are used to reading names and not interested in qualifications. Maybe the governors can represent their states instead of appointees.

  • McAlfred Uta

    Hahahaha, I am laughing my head off. Some supporters have suddenly become enemies of PMB. Lol. There are voices of reason that were ignored in the days of yore because those dancing to the tune of the drum beaters did not realize that the battle warriors were already in the playground. Ride on PMB and give us corrupt free society, good roads, electricity and portable water.

  • Like we stated earlier, Sai Buhari received petitions from both right, left and center from Nigerians from the South West, South East and the South South. Sai Buhari indeed desired and fought hard for Fashola to be his Chief of Staff only for Tinubu and his cohorts to smear him while Amaechi too was having his terrible run. The north do have a lot more corrupt officials but with less petitions.
    When GEJ was in the saddle, he virtually abdicated his recruitment Powers to Pius Anyim, who blatantly empowered the South East with strategic positions in his Government. OBJ’s administration was fair because he did compensated the South East with prominent positions in Government that left some people thinking, He was the long lost Son of the Obi of Onitsha. To be sincere, the South East have had more than a fair share of the loot from this democracy given that they are adept at pandering to the wishes of any and every politician.

    • Otile

      This is bullshit.

  • emmanuel

    Cheff Police redeployments. Buhari is an intractible tribalist, a religious bigot and highly nepotic.
    Congrats to rag tag Yorubas who never see tommorrow!

    • emmanuel

      Check.

    • musa aliyu

      You felons think nigeria should be what you want it to be:a destroyed entity where Igbos will have their ways to commercialise human blood for their selfish failed and ever failing Biafra dream. No one will be appointed to make money anymore, hence Igbos are sidelined because all of us know that the average Igbo can trade even his mother to make money. So forget it, only those few who are willing to change will be adopted, not the rfi-rags. Mr. Buhari, we voted for you to do the needful, so even if you will appoint people from your household, carry go!

      • titanium

        Just like we all know that an average Northerner will strap a bomb on an 8Years old to murder hundreds of people. Igbos love money, you love blood!

      • Sethken

        Musa, you could not respond to that.

  • Kabiru Bala Indabo

    These people that are complaining about the appointments made by the president were only exposing their hypocratic cowardice nature to the rest of rest of Nigerians.

  • Amir

    Buhari may genuinely find it hard to deal with or trust the Ibos. He picked Okadigbo as VP candidate in 2003, but Okadigbo could not mobilise even his community. He picked Ume Ezeoke as VP candidate in 2007, he could equally not mobilise anyone in the South East for his party. To make matters worse Ume Ezeoke stabbed him in the back by unilaterally conceding defeat and negotiated positions for his acolytes with YarAdua. Another Ibo, Mike Ahamba was Buhari’s lawyer up to Supreme Court in 2007 and 2011. You’d not expect such a person to dump you openly not to talk of giving press interviews that you are not a better candidate against the same opponent. The final straw is Ekweremadu of PDP accepting the Deputy Senate president position and mobilising ethnicity to defend his selfishness, dishonour and irresponsible behaviour. With such attitude by the Ibos against Buhari, Hmmm, your guess!
    Pastor Tunde Bakare from the South West who was Buhari’s VP in 2011 elections would have fallen into the same class against Buhari given that he was severally approached by Jonathan to dump and criticise Buhari. Bakare moderated his language, continued to eulogise Buhari’s integrity, though doubted his ability to win presidential elections, but was clever not to deny him completely. Even in the face of pressure Tinubu kept faith with Buhari, a difficult decision given that few years back he worked with Atiku as ACN presidential candidate, and also supported Jonathan in 2011. The Ibos have a poor capacity to stand on principle, and even their known best can collapse easily with few Naira or Local Government chairman position. Ask Iwuanyanwu, Ekwueme, Jim Nwobodo, Nwabueze, etc. All of a sudden better qualified candidates from the Ibo extraction considered themselves too inferior to contest against Jonathan who was beyond doubt incapable of ruling Nigeria. Can you ever trust appointing such breed to sensitive positions?
    In the spirit of the Constitution which he swore to uphold, Buhari should search deeper and find more Kachikwu’s in Iboland for key federal positions. I’m Ibo but to me a ‘half baked’ Buhari is far better than a ‘well baked’ Jonathan whose government was utterly directionless. It is not over yet.

    • marc umeh

      Mr Amin the Iboman , I should caution you about the evils of blanket statement and unwarranted stereotypes . I vehemently opposed Jonathan while he was in office because I felt the country was trending toward precipice. Tribe had nothing to do with it.
      I however will like to point out certain relevant facts to you. First, Jonathan was given the presidency by Obasanjo to
      contain the rampage at the Deltans that was jeopardising the nations cash cow. He was not ” elected ” because he was an Iboman. That’s a fact.
      Buhari may be disappointed at the performance of his ibo colleagues but he is an elected president of the
      country which implies that he should strive for fairness and accomodation
      no matter how he feels. Gowon to his enduring credit declared no victor no vanquished at the end of the civil war. That’s the spirit of a leader.
      Your argument that the ibo leadership somehow suffer from a peculiar pathology of greed , deception etc is simply part of the burden the ibos have had to bear in a country where their contributions and success are viewed with envy . Please ask yourself what the north has contributed to Nigeria since it’s inception. WHAT ?

      • Kabiru Bala Indabo

        It is you igbos that will try to change your attitude and be accommodative to others if and only if you want others to accommodate you if not who cares,you remain crying for donkey years.

      • Kabiru Bala Indabo

        You suppose to throw this question to you forefathers hence they are in a better to answer and the olden days history ok.

      • Kabiru Bala Indabo

        you suppose to throw this question to your forefathers hence they are in a better position to give you a comprehensive answer and the history of Nigeria in the olden days.

      • Damask

        I don’t think you read Amir’s contribution or better put you did not understand what he meant. Your analysis though not in line with his however supports his view that Igbos have no principle when it comes to trust and fellowship. As we write the Niger Delta area joining APC faster than the Igbo’s. Question is: What sycophancy makes a people to ‘cry more than the bereaved’ who never cried with them when the Igbo Azikiwe’s, Ekwueme’s and Ojukwu’s contested for the presidency? Even Jonathan may never have voted for an Igbo man in his adult life!

    • stanejike

      The painful but glorious fact is that no little progress has ever been made in Nigeria without igbo connection: debt relief, bank consolidation, political reforms, aviation/Road reforms, Even security… It was Ihejirika that broke BH backbone. Who betrayed MKO? Atiku and OBJ nko? The obvious fact is that any sincere assessment of the person of Buhari must return the same verdict: “Not so fit to rule Nigeria” . Those Igbos were just being SINCERE about PMB !!!

      • Kabiru Bala Indabo

        Not single atrocity made in Nigeria without collaboration of igbos as the masters of evil and atrocities.

      • Moe

        Please be quiet! SE has overplayed its hands. You can not win the Presidency by yourself and right now Everybody and their grand mother knows Ndigbo is not necessary to win the presidency. Instead of self reflection and finding ways to come back into the fold, you are here stoking the embers of hatred with useless grand standing and pointless self promotion while simultaneously alienating the Yoruba’s by insulting them anytime more than 6 words come out of your mouth.
        When you find yourself in a hole…..you stop digging!

        • stanejike

          My dear, chill! Life is turn by turn. There was a time Igbos were at the apex of political, military and economic epicentre in Nigeria. After the war, the North took over until the last 16yrs that the Yorubas held sway, directly or indirectly. Now, the North seems to be back but only God knows for how long (remember Yaradua)! As per pariah or not, there is no permanent friendship or enmity in politics. The North and the SE has had the longest political alliance in Nigeria. Before now, none could have envisaged any alliance bw the North and the SW. But it happened! Don’t be surprised, it might take the SE to help the North retain the Presidency in 2019 as I see this present N/SW pact collapsing before then. So, my dear, don’t kill your self because of politicians!

          • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

            Exactly……..Igbos were pioneers! go getters! Go anywhere in the country, scout the area and provide services and/or products and through little contributions like that, Igbos were bringing together the whole nation. but look at where they are now? Because of needless hatred

      • Amir

        Which Igbo man spoke the truth and what is your version of truth? Is Jonathan more competent than Ojukwu, or Ekwueme, or Azikiwe, or even Iwuanyanwu? I’m surprised and saddened that the likes of Iwuanyanwu who is now largely idle and feeding from politics would descend so low as to eat Jonathan’s crumbs, and Ekwueme suddenly started to speak from both sides of his mouth!
        The worst thing that happened to Nigeria’s leadership was access to the presidency to people like Jonathan when there are more competent Ijaw people that could have been rewarded if that was the plan. Without Obasanjo Jonathan would have struggled to win governorship in Bayelsa state talk more Nigeria. However a lone voice Fr Mbaka single handedly took on the Igbo political vultures and confirmed to all that indeed ‘one with God is majority -(major authority)’ while ‘many with the president is mob -multitude of boys’. Fr Mbaka demonstrated once again that God always use an Igbo voice to make a statement of courage and change in Nigeria.

        • stanejike

          We all knew how Jonathan became VP and later Presido. Having finished the first tenure, it would have been impossible to displace him in PDP primary. The SE didn’t have a strong party then to push its candidate. The opposition APC that emerged had a clear cut agenda: to return power to the North with the SW bankrolling it. Those names you mentioned were left with the option of choosing bw the two party choices! As I said earlier, no Igbo man, will choose PMB over GEJ going by their antecedents unless future events prove otherwise!
          As for Mbaka, the man is just a gambler. He tried that with Chimaroke, Ohakim/Okorocha and it didn’t work! Even before aligning with PMB, he openly did same with GEJ. We know who is who among the Igbos.

  • Kabiru Bala Indabo

    When Jonathan from SS appointed Anyim from SE it was nice whereas When Buhari appointed David Lawan from NE it was noice all over from the poor and rotten gutted igbos and their co-travellers to the stream of political naivity and unawareness.

    • titanium

      Aboki Bala. With all of your hatred for the Igbos, without them their will be no Nigeria…without their SS brothers and allies, perhaps you may not be able to afford this Internet service you are using to yab them. Show some gratitude my friend, stop behaving like an Ingrate!

      • Kabiru Bala Indabo

        Without igbos we will not know arm robbery,without them we will not know fraudsters, without them we will not know 419ers, without them we will not know kidnappers,without them we will not know drug peddlers,without them we will not know baby factories,without them we will not know prostitutes, without them we will not know sold papa and mama for cash,without them we will not know tribal,religious and regional bigotry and without them Nigeria and Nigerians will be free from all the atrocities brought by igbos.

      • Sa’adat Bakrin-Ottun

        There’s no “gratitude” to show here cos way before oil, the country thrived on Agro- related products like the groundnut pyramids, cocoa, kola ot and even rubber. Now, pardon me for stating here that as a student of history, I’m yet to see any write up wherein the Igbos or any other Nigerians for that matter have expressed “gratitude” for these places where these crops were grown, not even in the simplest form, so, there….

        • Kabiru Bala Indabo

          God bless you and your family here and in the hereafter for you insightful contributions.

  • vuvuzela

    the igbos complaining it is good for them. thy don’t vote and even when they do they don’t do so wisely they follow money. They all voted for pdp

  • bambam2

    With silly non-thinkers like Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo…….

    People like Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo are either looking for appointment under President Buhari
    or just talking rubbish for want of much else to do. By saying a regional monopoly of the key offices
    of Nigeria’s government is okay, Pat Utomi and Festus Keyamo sound un-educatedly naive to me.
    The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria bars regional control of the main offices of the federal government.
    It does not lie in the mouth of Pat Utomi or Festus Keyamo to say regional monopoly is very good.

    • TrueNja

      If you’re interested in PMB appointment, better apply now before it’s too late or keep your dirty mouth shut..

      • titanium

        TrueFalseNja, you sound like an overzealous paid cyber mercenar…the problem is that you doing a terrible job for your employer. You are too lazy to think and come up with serious argument rather you result to insult just to keep your perceived adversaries quiet. That’s a lazy job man!

    • Kabiru Bala Indabo

      What is regional monopoly and what do you mean by that?, if at all you are not educationally naive as you refer utomi and keyamo as such.

  • Nigerian

    I’m a great PMB supporter and I know many of my fellow Nigerian brothers and sisters are very angry with Buhari. I’m a christian from the middle belt and I hope no one take any offense towards what I’m about to say. Jesus was a Jew, his disciples were Jews but yet we still follow his teachings. I’m not in anyway trying to put Buhari on the same level as God. But I want us to think, first and foremost we are all human beings when God created us he didn’t group us into tribes. On the judgement day God will not judge us based on our tribes or nationality, he will judge us based on our deeds. So what I’m saying is that Nigerians should erase erase tribes from our minds. If these people are willing to put Nigeria back in order then we have to support them in anyway we can.

    • titanium

      Just incase you don’t know, being naive has almost become a crime in the 21st century. If for anything, terrorism has taught us that much. I want to ask you a question, do you really believe PMB and your other hausa/fulani brothers share your ideology? If he does, do you mean to tell me that Southerners are uneducated and/or unintelligent and/or unqualified enough to fill any of this position that he has only being sharing with people like you in the North?? This calculation favours you and we understand your natural inclination for PMB. But don’t insult us by preaching no to tribalism when your brother is an ardent tribalise. If you don’t have any other thing to say aside either sounding naive or insulting us to our face, atleast dignify us by keeping shut!

      Thank you.

  • redeem

    Keyamo an Itsekiri man like Sagay often calls themselves activists but are pretending not to know that–Col Ali presided over the judgement that led to the hanging of Ken Srowiwa-the environmental activist–who was killed by Abacha while Buhari was serving in the Abacha government—In the developed economies of the world–there would have been protest matches all over the country concerning the appointment of a man who sat in kangaroo court to pass judgement on an innocent man who was framed up by the state under the watchful eyes of—-Buhari the monster—Even the election of Buhari given his past misdeed is still a mystery—–to some of us——so what are these two Itsekiris whores saying—aware of the deep-seated hatred Itsekiris have for Ijaws–are these men not supposed to outgrow these local tribal sentiments–?That is why every Local government area should be free to carry her own flag at the United Nations—-Today the itsekiris are from Ife–the next day Benue–freedom is our goal

    • TrueNja

      Keep ranting, loser!

    • Stephanie

      Go and sleep jor. Haterz always seeking ways of causing trouble.

    • anwari

      You’d prefer everybody from the south to be a tribal psychopath like you isnt it?

      • Sethken

        If he sat in judgement against Saro Wiwa, he is not fit to be appointed comptroller general customs. He is not…

  • TrueNja

    Carry go baba Buhari our amiable president till 2023. We Nigerian masses want competent and stainless people around you.

  • Moe

    SE has overplayed its hands. You can not win the Presidency by yourself
    and right now Everybody and their grand mother knows Ndigbo is not
    necessary to win the presidency. Instead of self reflection and finding
    ways to come back into the fold, you are here stoking the embers of
    hatred with useless grand standing and pointless self promotion while
    simultaneously alienating the Yoruba’s by insulting them anytime more
    than 6 words come out of your mouth.
    The hatred that you have carried
    all these years for the Hausa’s. how has it affected them? The Hausa
    man could not care less what you do…..but you, you let the hatred
    weigh you down to the point that you have become a pariah even among
    yourselves.
    When you find yourself in a hole…..you stop digging!

    • Ifeanyi Nwoko

      Thank you for your advice 🙂 I agree with you on the insult thing, it bothers me how folks cannot state their opinion without lacing it with abuses.

      That said, it is becoming clearer to me that one has to be Igbo to understand the thought process. What you just said can NEVER resonate with a true Igbo person. Call it pride, call it ego, something in our DNA simply does not allow us to beg. There is more honor to die on one’s feet, than to live on one’s knees. You say that Igbos are a non factor when it comes to voting in the president. I agree. But my question to you is, why? Is this by design? Is this the reason why the Southeast will NEVER get a 6th state even though the Igbo population is one of the largest? How is it that the group that is being marginalized is the one being asked to find solutions?

      In 2015, someone actually writes that the Igbos have overplayed their hands. Why, because they voted as a unit this time around? The Igbo may never see that seat of power, but as long as they vote as a unit, the road to Aso Rock must go through Igboland.

      I have written a piece on 2019 and how PDP will come back, I stated that Buhari has NO CHANCE if PDP plays their cards right. Buhari has alienated the Southeast and SouthSouth already, even if by pure perception alone. Buhari will find it difficult to fight corruption without dealing with those that sponsored him, he will be a failure in this regard, as well as the multitude of campaign promises that will soon make a liar out of him as they will be left unaccomplished. Let us throw in there the part of the Southwest that didn’t vote for him, or that are having voters remorse now. All PDP needs to do is the find a young and credible Northern candidate, thus neutralizing tribalism. With this candidate getting the entire SE, SS, some of SW, and his own Northern state, Buhari/APC will find themselves in a precarious position. Three months have gone, just like that. Campaign season is now 33 short months away. Yet, some continue to behave like they have arrived and will last forever.

      • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

        The issue at hand is the pointlessness of the stand the Igbos have taken and how steadfast they have remained to something that is undoubtedly hurting them as a people. The marginalization felt by Ndigbo is self inflicted by the irrational thoughts and actions they have patented and now pass from generation to generation as if (as you said) it is part of their DNA. It is alarming that it isn’t such a farfetched idea to imagine an igbo child learning the language simultaneously with learning to hate the Hausa!

        Examine their history and see what they did back in the days, They are go getters you will find at every corner of the nation providing products or services that otherwise would be unavailable. Through their enterprising ventures they formed the network that linked up diverse and remote areas of this country. One could say they were the glue that held the nation together.

        We see you restricted your scope to the next presidential election, pdp and apc,We concur with a lot of the things you said….but we are more concerned with the continued damage such an industrious and promising people insist on inflicting upon themselves and their future generations for perceived grievances that should be retired to history.

        You taunt having one voice as a strength. We are inclined to agree with you but how is it a strength if the said voice is powered by hatred? When the collective Igbo unit becomes predictable in ideas and deeds and the message coming from the voice is constant and repetitive, we daresay the purported strength is now their biggest weakness. The current Igbo population are nothing like those of the past. Tribalism has caged their creative spirit, hate has blinded them to the point where they are willing to engage in practices and take actions they know will hurt them in the long run just as long as they do not help the object of their hatred!
        It is sad to think that the igbos feel their only choices are between dying on their feet and living on their knees. This is no way to live and we pray for enlightened leaders that will help change the narrative. It will greatly benefit the nation, but most of all, it will greatly benefit Ndigbo!

        • Ibrahim Bello

          You said from your heart. I’ve always said it that Nigeria’s future is dependent on having Hausa/Fulani who’re ready to build bridges finding like-mind Igbos. For one thing, Shagari’s VP was Igbo, Buhari’s running mate in 2003 was Okadigbo and his running mate in 2007 was Ume-Ezeoke. So Buhari is a friend of the Igbos.

          • Bigzy

            Is this supposed to be funny?

      • titanium

        ‎”What you just said can NEVER resonate with a true Igbo person. Call it pride, call it ego, something in our DNA simply does not allow us to beg. There is more honor to die on one’s feet, than to live on one’s knees.”‎ Ifeanyi Nwodo

        A Yoruba cowardice like Moe can never understand what that mean so he will simply call it pride.‎ Don’t waste your time on him brother.

  • vincentumenyiora

    Continued if you can merge the two to give your readers the full effect please.

    See what your indigenization, State creation, SAP and the attempted political reforms did to you in Nigeria if you haven’t noticed the harm. Therefore policies for the country must aim at how to reverse the damages and shortfalls in the ever growing population growth, which no doubt calls for establishment of Industries and good Institutions to take care of the activities of the citizenry irrespective of their culture, tribe or religion!

    The ambition to be recognised/ accepted as possible civilian Presidents after their tenure in office drove most of the policies regarding indigenization State creation and the IMF’s SAP policies in Nigeria without foreseeing the consequences thereof!

    Indigenization policy with the idea to pay £25 only as equivalent to whatever amount the Easterners tendered as savings in their local ‘Biafran currency’ after the civil war meant that those who were to hand over the know-how to Nigerians did so in a selective manner to those who could meet the values of the businesses/ enterprises they were to leave behind and the policy was such thy had to leave in a hurry so as to create room for particular group in Nigeria, who could afford the settlement prices demanded for the enterprises – a good number of the indigenes did not have the well-withal but arrangements were made in the policy (couched) for loans and grants for them! The Easterners only just came off the fangs of the war and with £25.00 on hand there was no way they could benefit from the policy! The indigenization policy meant that the stepping stones for Nigerians in business – the renaissance, it you like, was moved under their feet – the rugs were pulled and the sad thing being that the leaders do not know how to get over this handicap. I recommend the statements from Prof. N. Bola Akintorinwa and the other participants in the NTA’s ‘Good morning’ discussion of 12th Sept 2015 vis-à-vis technological transfer to people – how we did not act properly in the indiginization policy!

    Ø To digress a bit; I want to say that I have heard discussants talk about Biafran efforts during the civil war on fuel – petrol production and on Buhari’s state visit to France Biafra war was mentioned and I am thinking what the reactions would be to the senior officials responsible for the programmes to hear the mention of the ‘entity’ (the future of Bakassi not withstanding the people have lived together for over 150 years) which signifies, if they know the history of wars! That you had conflict with section of your country like they did in America, it does not mean that you treat everything and the people from that zone with disdain because they could well be the salvation you need by God’s injunctions – i. e. by natural dictates! It is in historical records that nations after wars (as was evident in Europe and the World wars) do come back together to forge ahead with their destiny realising that in most of the cases it is the politicians and not necessarily the people who took the decision to go to such wars, as they did! And when they do forge ahead all the malice forgotten/ forgiven, you discover that they try to incorporate the talents on the ‘momentary’ enemy territories back into the national schemes! To this regard, the mobile petrol refineries (and other similar schemes often) discussed in the NTA’s good morning programme that bear/ touch on the civil war, if treated without bias, could well be part of the ‘start-off’ for the technology we are talking about for Nigeria! The same will apply to the area of our political leadership if you know how nature works going by the proverbial – God works in mysterious ways His wonders not usually easy to discern but they come to reality end of the Day! The discussions and the attitudes displayed about Nigeria so far therefore, led me to evolve my new leadership solution, I say again if you can comprehend the imports it is what you need for the people of Nigeria!

    State creation engendered divisions and hatred amongst those who hitherto lived together in harmony such that it disrupted the burgeoning industrial and business attainments of people; on top of that came the IMF’s SAP mendacity with the obnoxious ‘debasement’ of the local currency of Nigeria – Naira, which not only frustrated but turned Nigeria on her ‘Head’ about efforts in economic activities touching on their in-ability to encourage, maintain or sustain effective purchasing power to be able to drive a thriving economy! Thinking about the local currency, you could hardly buy spare parts with the rates; worse still was that people were not able to establish viable capital industries in the country hence the re-capitalisation in 21st Century by the Central Bank to see if that could help but here too, how many knew what the policy meant at the time? Bank CEOs used it to buy up shares and properties in Europe.. Whoever advised on the SAP forgot that America helped most countries in Europe, in China, Japan and South Korea included after the wars through the ‘Marshal Plan’ and other investments by their business men regarding the zone not only to help rejuvenate their industries by the war but where American goods can be manufactured under cheap labour! Rather the Head of state responsible for the Structural Adjustment programme enriched himself to a level where he could boast for Nigerians that his riches derived from “Spoils of War!” Problem then was that all those to help in Nigeria were all barred and in their place we had uncouth uneducated and unscrupulous persons that climbed into seat of authority in Nigeria and they obviously made parody of the Institution – leadership masquerading as good men representing their groups and religious zealots!

    The National orientation programme, which ought (was) to have influenced/ touched on the psyche of the people just coming from the gaze of civil war and the military interregnum (i. e. revolution of rising expectations for people in the States of the Federation rather than the orthodox approach of the ‘Normative reference groups’, which the plan or arrangement now appears to be heading) was not accepted all because they did not quite comprehend the meaning and benefit of the idea – which is part of the subject about revolution; is still lacking in the country! Part of the problem in Nigeria is being able to find suitable arrangement whereby those properly educated and oriented (about leaders) to be able to comprehend policies on their own first before they call in advisers to muddle up such policies, can be elected possibly at the helm of the affairs of the people!
    I have made several overtures to get attention from the authorities to give them what can be done to correct mistakes in Nigeria but like I said it, part of the problem in Nigeria is “Who to tell and he/ she is willing to act!”

    What is happening – they get into office with vendetta and vindictive minds masquerading as good men but representing their groups and religions, in effect, acting as barriers to what we can achieve for the country! Otherwise, how can the Prof. be complaining in the manner he has done particularly at this point in our political history, folks?

    See part of the irony in Nigeria; I asked Barr. Festus Keyamo and his friend Barr. Kazeem Afegbua to check on my claims about ‘Option A-4 (in my correspondences dated 10th July 1991 and 1st Dec. 1992 in files Ref’d. 2387 and 2263), need for National Orientation and Asset detection including of course the ‘common pool’ policy decision last month all contained in my book – “Nigeria – survival or disintegration!”, (or correspondence to the authorities) in the copies sent to both IBB and Barr. Gani Fawehinme’s Chamber (late) – these were their bosses at the time, to confirm my claim or refute it and what about Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Prof. Wole Soyinka, OBJ and Prof. Jerry Gana all have copies of my book! Nothing has come out from their quarters to date, folks! You’ll be surprised, the sketch for the fly-over in Onitsha in front of Zik’s Palace is contained in one of the correspondences for IBB and copy was sent to the Ministry of Works in the same manner I did for Option A-4 when I sent it for IBB’s attention so that he can compel compliance; the Ministry changed the design only in the length – mine was to extend after the Cantonment gate so as to avoid interfering with the army movement in and out of the barracks! Also you will discover that one important design was sent in 2012 to the FCT Minister for Nyanya – Karo to Nasarawa State junction problem early enough to stop the confusion in the zone after 5 p.m. every day!

    You will find the idea of finger/ name machine readers used by INEC for the 2015 elections, in one of the correspondences dated 11th Dec. 1990 and we are talking about DIASPORA contributions and corruption about Nigeria, folks!

    I have waited to hear from the Presidency’s Press advisers who, no doubt must have come across these claims particularly the correspondence sent on the 4th June 2015 – all these were sent before the appointments – over 65 very important areas for the administration to act upon; nothing has come out of the Villa! My next venue to air this claim is perhaps to go international to inform Heads of State who are Nigerian friends in the hope that they may call President Buhari’s attention to any of these information since it is proving very difficult to reach the president’s attention nor his Vice! It is most unfair and astonishing to me – they certainly do not know about these information! Somebody said having seen all that I have complained about, that I need to be amongst those advising in Nigeria in whatever form but rather they are using my solutions and they pass them on to their Professor friends – they take the glory and leave me moaning – i consider it most unfair, folks!

    TO HELP YOU MORE, WHY NOT PRESIDENT BUHARI STOPS THE VISITS (SECRET) FROM OBASANJO AND OTHERS LIKE THE TRADITIONAL LEADERS FREQUENTING THE VILLA – THERE IS NO COUNTRY WHERE EX-HEADS OF STATES ARE ALLOWED TO KEEP VISITING INCUMBENT HEAD – acting like that dog-in-a –manger I talked about! EVEN IN THE U.S., PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND JIMMY CARTER OR GEORGE BUSH DO NOT CALL ON PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THE MANNER WE ARE WITNESSING THINGS IN NIGERIA – THESE PEOPLE HAVE HAD THEIR OWN TENURE IN OFFICE AND I CANNOT RECALL WHERE BUHARI WENT TO CONFER WITH OBASANJO THROUGHOUT HIS 8 YEARS IN OFFICE, FOLKS!

    THE VISITS ARE NOT ONLY DISTRACTIVE BUT, DIVERSIONARY FROM MY OWN THINKING TALKING ABOUT ‘REVOLUTION’ REALLY – THEY SHOULD LET BUHARI CONCENTRATE TO SERVE NIGERIA AS HE IS ELECTED TO DO PLEASE!

    May I suggest something about issue of visits to the Presidency: Such visits should first be communicated stating reasons for them and if such is related to how to develop Nigeria other than that, the visit should be refused!