Why we can’t release Dasuki, Kanu — Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari with Nigerian Journalists in his first local media chat.
Muhammadu Buhari with Nigerian Journalists in his first local media chat.

President Muhammadu Buhari has given reasons why his government has refused to release a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the coordinator of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, despite several court directives.

Mr. Dasuki, who is facing trial for allegedly diverting and sharing over $2.2 billion dollars meant for arms procurement for the anti-Boko Haram war, to politicians and cronies, was on Wednesday re-arrested by the State Security Service after he had been granted bail by three different courts.

Mr. Kanu, who is spearheading the quest for an independent nation of Biafra, was earlier granted bail by a Federal high Court sitting in Abuja, but he was also re-arrested by the SSS, which slammed a fresh charge of treasonable felony against him.

Speaking during his first presidential media chat at the presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Mr. Buhari said the two accused persons cannot be allowed to enjoy any form of freedom due to the enormity of their offenses.

“”If you see the atrocities these people committed against this country, we can’t allow them to jump bail,” he said.

Mr. Buhari said Mr. Dasuki was simply sharing government’s money the way he liked.

“They would just say to Central Bank give so and so, 40 billion naira just like that; 40 billion,” he said.

He also said it would be bad to allow Mr. Dasuki “travel to London to see his doctor” arguing, “What of the over two million people displaced, most of them orphans whose fathers have been killed, what type of government do you want to run? We cannot allow that”.

Mr. Buhari also said despite having two international passports, one for Britain and the other for Nigeria, Mr. Kanu “did not use any of them to come into the country”.

He also said the IPOB leader smuggled in equipment with which he came in to preach hate messages.

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  • justice uloko

    Good saying PMB, may almighty God bless nigeria

    • Closing Prayer

      THIS MEDIA CHAT WAS ILL-ADVISED IN TIMING AND PURPOSE BECAUSE IT ADDED NO VALUE.
      BUHARI REMAINS LOW IN PUBLIC REPUTE FOR LAWLESSNESS AND ABETTING CORRUPTION.

      • Clairvoyance

        Are you still in Election defeat mode, even Gej, can’t be this coherent as Buhari was in all his presidential media chat during is wasted tenure.

  • Burning Spear

    Is it the duty of Buhari to tell the Nation what Kanu the leader of the IPoB did or did not do–or the Courts—Buhari should be told that he does not own the courts—-So must stop behaving like an uneducated tout—Why must Buhari attempt to control everything when he has thieves around him–Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law-This was exactly what–Buhari did to Pa Ajasin, Tai Soalrin whom he refused to allow his wife provide him with his asthma medication in prison—-Same as Pa Ajasin of Ondo state–even when the courts freed him–he refused to allow the old man go home a free man until IBB sacked his government–He has started his rubbish again–No respect for the rule of law—-Why should people be pronounced guilty on the pages of newspapers even b4 they appear in court—why Nigeria–Presidents should behave presidentail in public not like touts–

    • Höly Wähala

      Damn right about that Mr. Drunkard, you’re right about the Nnamdi Kanu angle for sure. Entering a country illegally is hardly a treasonable office. Maximum Leader, Ayotollah Buhari, must be made to obey the courts… Wallahi!

      • Gugurus Ekpa

        Wahala aka Segun Abiodun,

        What should we do about Ngozi the thief? I await your long response about psychosis and all what not. Sometimes, i just wonder whether you took an expired medicine when you go off on your psychosis rants?

        • Höly Wähala

          Fcuk-off!
          First tell me what we should do about Dr. Femi Adesina under whose nose a mammoth fraud of N117bn was committed by the Rice Mafia… why is Falana, SERAP ati CSNAC not calling for Adesina’s arrest now as the Yoro noise have been singing my aunty’s name like song birds? Dirty Yoro bastards like you are why I curse the heck out of you bigots, pfools and tribalist… talk about Adesina and I will answer your redundant question about Dr. NOI once and for all. Dirty Aschloch, na your papa dey Aro. Oponu!

          • Gugurus Ekpa

            Wahala aka Segun Abiodun,

            Ok. So, have you all selected the color of prison jump suit and the size of the handcuffs that Ngozi will need for her time in jail? I think you all should be shopping for these critical items at this time.

    • Kuku

      He has committed treasonable felony and as such he has to be charged and if found guilty by law he would be punished appropriately. And there’s nothing you can do about it. Get that into your skull.

      • REDEEM

        Buhari does not even know the meaning of (treasonable FELONY–he COULD NOT even define it–wE ALL saw the deep seated hatred he has for KANU in his response-A president is supposed to be diplomatic about certain pronouncements—in public-Sadly Buhari is the judge–and the prosecutor at the same time—Under which CBN governor did Dasuki ask for the 40b from CBN? THE MAN IS A MENTAL CASE–SINCE WHEN DID HOLDING TWO PASSPORTS BECOME AN OFFENCE IN THE WORLD–? What about Buhari who holds two passports–One Nigeria the other Senegal like his wife’?

      • Cleartruth

        Are you not a f00l by going to the same court you have disobeyed twice?

      • uche

        “He has committed treasonable felony…” My friend, in some other societies your statement above would have cost you so much that you would have considered cutting off the fingers you are using to type chakaka chakaka without thought. If he committed the crime you allege, he would be in prison convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction to try such offences and not in DSS custody.
        The same court(s) that would eventually try him have said, release him on bail 3 times and 3 times, the orders are flouted yet the same people disobeying these orders would gladly obey if the the order is “imprisonment”.
        Why? Because they want to impose themselves, not just on the courts but on the whole country. So bear in mind, you may be next to get the same treatment, not necessarily on court/detention matters but on every other matter like taxes, salary reduction without notice etc

        • Burbank

          And Kanu NEVER sue the DSS for contempt of court!

    • peaceometer

      Finish? I love PMB

  • Kuku

    The truth must be told. Dasuki must not be allowed to jump bail we’ve enough hand in medical fields to take care of his medical conditions. The government should collect all the stolen money and jail him if found guilty. As for that criminal called Kanu he should also be charged for treasonable felony and if found guilty he should be punished appropriately. Enough is enough ! God bless you Mr president.

    • share Idea

      If court grants them bail, the FG refused, what will you expect the court to do when the case comes for full hearing in court. Does it not suggest to you that FG have made up their mind on the kind of judgement they expect the court to give. Buhari is just making a mockery of democracy in Nigeria

      • I did It 4 Love.

        one guy by name Keu pikin predicted all these on punch comments and vowed to take his whole family away from Nigeria if Buhari becomes president, now the whole picture of PMB is clear but shocking. We must pray for Nigeria and her inhabitants.

      • ORIGINAL CONSCIENCE

        Do we still have judiciary in this country. Don’t think so. They have been bought!

    • uche

      Let’s forget Dasuki for a minute, please tell me how Kanu is a “criminal?”
      It’s so easy to condemn other people even on very little facts or on extraordinarily convoluted narratives. It is Kanu today, who’ s next and please don’t forget it was Awolowo in 1984/85.

      • Du Covenant

        He travelled on a forged passport, he was in possesion of weapons and supversive materials….what else do you want?.

    • Screw-em

      @Kuku, …Dasuki is plagued with consistent “migraine” and catarrh. Fortunately Abuja general hospital and LUTH both have a plethora of the medication required to cure him pronto!!…no need for foreign travel or doctors. Why travel abroad to be treated by a transplanted 9ja doctor trained here….. confused!!!.. as for kanu, he is nothing but a decrepit frog with a mental disorder seeking 15 minutes of “fame”. Unfortunately he picked the wrong country and leader and met with a brick wall..lol

  • Allah and Mohammed gay lovers

    What about you ma’ma mmadu Buhari you are chief founder of terorris in nigeria, nigeria Government is worst than hell and cancer disease

  • Heavenly

    APC led government is the most corrupt government we have ever seen in the history of nigeria.(1) buhari made amaechi thief a minister, (2)fashola thief minister of 3 ministries-that used millions of naira to update computer while the yoruba youths in lagos are all touts extorting money from drivers for the state government.Under buhari rochas of imo state and an Apc boss used ‪#‎66m‬ to buy xmas decorations ad tree,but he is owning workers ad pensioners 5 months salaries.buhari ate rivers state peoples money through amaechi so he cannot probe him.buhari wife spent millions of naira to host media house in order for them to post favourable comments on the web for the Apes in APC. Apc failED government.where did she get the money from? APC and buhari said during the campaign that they dont have money. So where did the wife got the money for hosting media houses and travelling to Switzerland with 60 women form the North?. Assasination is in the highest form in nigeria now.boko haram is still there,while your lying minister,lair mohammed said you have technically defeated boko jaram.few days agp u said fuel will be sold at #85,but today apc said it #86. dollar in killing naira under apc buhari goverment

  • the truth

    Buhari is now higher than the courts. I weep for my country men, u see people supporting buhari even when he is disobeying court orders. Are you going to tell me a court in the USA will give bail to an individual and obama will flout this order just because he is the president. never. This is a dictator.

    • peaceometer

      But an American citizen ‘ll not do what Dasuki and Kanu did. Remember Edward Snowden? He became fugitive because he leaked government information

    • Du Covenant

      This is what makes my blood boil. How dare you bring USA into this primitive behaviour?. The US NSA will NEVER do what Dasuki did so stop this foolishness…Dasuki deserves the most primitive of treatments available!!!/…

  • Olu from South Africa

    At last we have The President in charge.

  • Bulus Dablik

    I was not impressed with the questions asked by three of the journalists
    during the presidential chat. I am however impressed with the Premium
    Times journalists as he asked important questions. Overall the
    journalists wasted time on issues and did not ask important questions
    sent through social media. The media chat was not so impressive i must
    say.

  • no_be_lie

    now nigeria is officially in deep trouble under this illiterate president, he has assumed the role of the judiciary ontop of his mumu executive, this is beyond scary

    • El realista

      It is scary that an illiterate would come online to call another man an illiterate.

      • no_be_lie

        Another e-zombie on the loose,

  • pirate

    The yeye shameful media chat was designed to chop awoooooooof money—

  • Cleartruth

    Ibanga isine of premium times is really on point with his questions. I admire your courage sir.
    It’s very clear that buhari is a dictator. I watched him shamelessly defend why he disobeys court orders. What a shame! Buhari is a disgrace to this nation. He is telling the world that the constitution of Nigeria is worthless. I regret voting for this idi0t called buhari.

    • peaceometer

      You didn’t voted for him

      • Patriotique

        Agreed. Those who voted PMB still hope and believe in him. The wailers derive new ways to impersonate daily, and start hasttags that barely survive days!
        Meanwhile, if after watching #presidentialMediaChat u think PMB is dictatorial bcos he displayed confidence, strong will and sincerity, then tell me what you would have preferred? – GEJ’s under-the-influence, feeling-uncomfortable and lying wayo wayo style, with pre-staged mediachat?

        • peaceometer

          Exactly

  • Damilola

    And someone would tell me this is not a 1983-1985 De’javu? Save this surface dressing of calling this a democracy please. A system of govt where the Head of State asserts to himself the power of the Judiciary, carrying along with his dummy national Assembly is what? Buhari is a disgrace to humanity. He can now choose which court pronouncements to abide by and the one to contempt. Rem what he said in that chat, when asked about the Igbo marginalisation: ” …I contested election and won…”, meaning there is noti anyone can do, he’d successfully cajoled us and we have to deal with for the next 3 years or so. Why advocating rule of law when you’re the law yourself? Why advocating investigative journalism when your body language is in full support of restrictions on the social media? No bargain plea, yet you said some looters are returning their loots, is this man for real? What are u saying exactly? Why vague, incontinence words always? Just for media purpose? So that ur lobster goons can at least have someti to say?

    • Dauda Vivian

      He forgot his certificate with the military, just as Alhaji Lamido Sanusi will tell us FBN or CBN has his SSCE original certificate that is why he can’t understand seperatiin of power between Executive and the Judiciary…

      • Burbank

        And the courts have threw out all cases involving his cert.

      • Onike24

        Sorry but your idiocy appears to be first class! SLS does not have an original SSCE certificate because that system was not introduced until 1988, where the first set of students sat the examination. If you are going to post idiotic lies at least get your facts right, olodo.

  • We know a crime might have been committed. Mr President has tried these Nigerians and he has condemned them. All by himself regardless of the Nigerian laws. No Nigerian is above the law. The rule of law is the foundation of a civilized society. Buhari is not above the law. His impunity and the violations of the law is an IMPEACHABLE crime. Buhari is on notice.

    • El realista

      But then, these folks were arrested for other charges after being granted bail. They weren’t arrested again for the same offense that they got bail for. Pretty much, this government was smart enough not to file all the charges at once, but in installment.

    • Ara Offa

      Reality check George of USA. You shouldn’t display your naivety if indeed you reside in the US:.

      It’s 2015 and Governments have created offences where, instead of the prosecution having to prove guilt, the person who is accused must prove their innocence.
      This is known as “reversing the onus of proof”.

      Unexplained wealth – Dasuki’s ‘Father Christmas’ Effect

      These new laws mean that if a law enforcement agency (such as the EFCC or ICPC) happens to notice a person who appears to live beyond their means, they could be in trouble. Kindly refer to Raymond Dokpesi’s N2.1Bn for Political media campaign paid for by the ONSA

      The prosecution does not need to prove that a person obtained their wealth illegally; the accused person must instead show that they acquired their wealth legally.

      If not, they may be ordered by the court to pay an amount that is equal to any wealth they own if they can’t prove was obtained legally, and may face harsh criminal penalties.

      I’ll reserve comment on Nnadi Kanu as sentiment will force you to argue blindly even though you are well aware that if he tried such actions within the US, he’d be hauled off to Guantanamo as an ‘enemy combatant’ in no time.

      • Whaohhh…..
        We’ve been through this crap during his first coming as a dictator. When Pa Awolowo was placed under house arrest, and Pa Ajasin, prof Ambrose Ali etc were locked up without due process. No Nigerians should be locked up without due process. In a civilized society, these cases would be easily dismissed on legal technicalities. We are back to where we were over 30 yrs ago.

        • Ara Offa

          Come off it George! You claim to be in the States so I’d expect more from you. You damn well know that what happened in the past is not the case in Nigeria today.
          Dasuki is facing multiple charges and is a flight risk with him being a central player in such a treasonable offence (Diverting funds meant for servicing the war on Boko Haram). If you feel the President, DSS are acting inappropriately, then I’ll leave you be in your perpetual state of ‘bliss’.

          As for Nnanmdi Kanu, you should know better is all I’ll say.

  • Andy O.

    @disqus_1RGk8JqIb7:disqus

    It’s so unfortunate. A sad story. Is this the sort
    of person Nigeria elected president in the 21st century?
    I could not even hear what he was saying. He was sounding so muffled
    and made nonsense of English language. So sad for Nigeria. Buhari lost
    everything in today’s nonsense show. He would have been less suspected if he
    never attended the interview. But now nobody is in doubt on his corruption reflex.
    He announced tonight on public television he didn’t know anything. He didn’t
    know the problems of his foreign exchange restrictions in local banks; he didn’t
    know just how to implement his campaign of dole policy of ₦5,000 to 25 million poor
    Nigerians; he didn’t even know that National Assembly estimates passed through
    him for assent – absolutely nothing Buhari admitted that he knows. So, what
    sort of president is that? Worse of all, he does not know that the seizure of
    Raji Fashola’s stolen assets by the new Lagos state government is the proof
    of theft ready for prosecution – rather than for Ministerial appointment. I am
    sorry, in my own view, Muhammadu Buhari is too corrupt, too mentally corrupt,
    to be president of a country desiring honest dealings. He is not the sort of
    president Nigeria needs for anti-corruption purpose. He is a misfit.

    • joe

      Are you running a campaign for someone? You are all over the place 🙂

    • Burning Spear

      Thanks a lot–U got the entire mess right——-The interview with Buhari was a National Disgrace–when asked why he gave Fashola 3 Ministries–he started dancing around the issue like a deaf and dump person–it was a National disgrace! Buhari said he will send the unemployed graduates to farm settlements in the Fulani North—–instead of answering the question on how he was—going to pay them the 5 ,000 the Apes in APC promised————them—APC just lied to Nigerian period—————The party and Buhari are not worth the breath of Nigerians–The CIA imposed President–

      • peaceometer

        There was a president who was drunk at an event in London sometimes ago. Can you tell me that president?
        Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha Hahahahaha,Hahahaha,hahaha

    • peaceometer

      Rubbish, jump into well or hang

    • Holy truth

      U go cry tire. There are still more of ur looters paymasters to be smoked out of their hiding places, u wait. Dasuki & dat terrorist who went all d way to America & openly soliciting 4 arms & amunition to come & destabilised Nigeria will stay long in jail.

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Buhari needs a Yoruba man to complete the WAZOBIA arrests. I think Fayose or Obanikoro will fit that bill. Buhari, we love you.

  • Clairvoyance

    Gej have approval to Dasuki to collect #40billion to share to political associates funds met for fighting terrorism in the country, although the courts granted them bail what would you do as a government to allow the accused jump bail? We have Diezani, Nduka, Obanikoro, Bode, Jim, Kuku, and others hiding away abroad enjoying their loot, even Uduaghan no one knows where he his and you want Dasuki to go home when, When 2million IDPs have been displaced some without fathers,mothers, children for years. What type of Country do you want to run. Did Dasuki show the people of the North east respect and the Soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny under his and other service chiefs watch respect when he failed to provide the needed arms to prosecute the War against Boko Haram?

  • Holy truth

    Can anyone tell me any country in d whole world where someone who has committed a treasonable offense against d state is allowed to be walking free on d street to commit more offence. Or dis other one called Dasuki who diverted, stole & share dat huge amount of money be allowed to enjoyed freedom, while he had taken away innocent soul by stolen money meant to tackle insurgents in d north.
    I read in one of d crackheads who posted comments saying he couldn’t hear properly what d president was saying during d media chat. How will u underunderstand him when u were high on drugs. D president is a Fulani man& he speaks good English language he might have accent, I’m quite sure everybody on dis planet has his or her own accents, if u got problem with Buhari’s accent dat is ur headache deal with it.

    • Jon Rhoma

      Please check your facts first before you post. Nigerian Judges will not grant a suspect bail for a treasonable offence.

      • Holy truth

        It seems u read my post in a rush & u didn’t digest it. Go over it again sir.

        • Jon Rhoma

          Ok will do.

        • Höly Wähala

          Shut up dia!
          how many times do I have to warn you, @Truth, @The Truth, @truth… to stop plagiarizing my name? You think I have forgotten your epic dialogues with @tundemash who pounded you like yam here before the elections, why are you hiding under yet another moniker? Ole! We know them by their choice of words. Didn’t you promise to vamoose from online activities should your crumbs-giver, Dr. Dumbo, lose re-election, how nah? Freaking liar. Get off my moniker joor, thief!

          • I did It 4 Love.

            Holy truth V Holy Wahala erm. But why are you always starting your challenge comment with “Shut up dia!” You are really manner-less. Get a life pikin

          • Höly Wähala

            First, go wipe out that ugly make-up from your evil face… you look like Dracula’s assistant. Bloodsucker!

          • Holy truth

            I don’t know u, u don’t know me.I don’t know why u being so unruly & rude to me. I never responded to ur comments neither was I rude to u at any point. I’ve read a lot of ur comments & I have as much as possible avoided upvoting u on dis platform, I know it is ur nature insulting pple on dis platform & boasting of how long u’ve been on dis platform. Oga I never insulted u, pls don’t play dat with me.

          • I did It 4 Love.

            Just ignore the moron, never seen an animal like that.

          • Holy truth

            I won’t dignify him with response any longer apart 4rm today. If he likes let write d whole vocabularies in dictionary. I care less. Thanx anyway.

          • No Bull …..

            That guy is so full of himself. You handled him with class. Good job.

          • Höly Wähala

            Again, shut-up dia… who knows who online? But you damn sure know me and @tundemash and as usual, wearing your veil of deceit. Punk, respect yourself o! OLOSHI

      • Du Covenant

        Nigerian judges my A**!. Who jailed Ibori?…

        • Jon Rhoma

          It doesn’t matter. We’re developing. There’re upright Judges in Nigeria and you’re ignorant because you don’t understand that in every country Judges method of appointment influences their behaviour and judgments. The AGF for instance is an appointee of the President and also head of the Ministry of Justice. Don’t use Ibori’s case to judge the standard of all Nigerian Judges.

          • El realista

            But then, the AGF is not a judge, but a lawyer for the federal government.

  • trutometer

    I like it when PMB said no one is above the law and as such all corrupt former or serving public office holders must be brought to justice; I like it when PMB re-affirm his stance on anti-corruption war; I like it when PMB demonstrate the gravity of the atrocities those standing trial at the moment committed and as such cannot be allowed to just walk away; I like it when PMB showed his patriotic desire to fix the country despite the surmountable challenges facing the entire nation; I like it when PMB said during his military rule they will apprehend all those accused in protective custody and say you are all guilty until proven innocent, but now the reverse is the case whereby you are innocent until proven guilty; BUT I dont like it when PMB showed lack of knowledge on what was going on as regards to foreign withdrawals; I dont like when PMB showed that he is helpless in dealing with the national assembly matters with regards to their budget; and above all I dont like it when PMB said Nigerians should work harder, pray harder and expect little in return…God bless PMB, God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    • trutometer

      In addition, Igbos should explain how they are marginalized PMB asked; who is the Governor of the Central Bank? is it not Igbo; who is the state minister of pretroleum? is it not Igbo; who is the minister of labour? is it not Igbo; who is the minister of Science and Technology? is it not Igbo; who is the minister of Health? is it not Igbo; what else do they want??? They are even better off than the Hausa-fulanis, Its high time they start using their brain to think and not their a**…Nigeria is for all of us, lets be our brothers keeper.

      • Du Covenant

        Truth be told, there is nothing under the sun that will satisfy them so let us not loose focus and move on. I have Igbo friends that do not buy into this nonsense of marginalisation, they are all over the country doing whatever they want as “Nigerians” but you go to the SE as a Nigerian, attempt to do what you want and lets talk when you get back!. I did my NYSC in the SE!!!!…I know what I am talking about.

      • Jon Rhoma

        Ignoramus extraordinaire. How can he say the CBN governor and the Oil Ministers are Igbos? He needs a lesson in geography.

        • band olu

          Are there no ibos in or from Delta state?….I’m just asking….

          • Jon Rhoma

            They’re Ika Ibos. Get it?

          • band olu

            Ika ibo?…..Ibo is ibo.

          • trutometer

            Thank bros, tell him..Igbo is Igbo regardless of which location; just as Hausa-fulani in the north are all regarded as that.

          • band olu

            And also,d yorubas are one of d major ethnic groups in d republic if benin,they speak d language but in a different dialect & we understand each other.They are our brothers & sisters & we regard them as one of our own despite d fact that we are in different countries…I wonder why @Jon Rhoma is trying to disown d igbos in delta state as being one of them…

    • Du Covenant

      My broda, He is the only one among former leaders in Nigeria that has the GUTs to challenge all evil men/women that have cheated us in Nigeria. I just like everything the man says and does!.

      • Darlington

        Including disobeying the laws he swore to protect by usurping the powers of Judiciary?

        • Jon Rhoma

          Please don’t answer this man. He is extremely ignorant of the law.

          • Du Covenant

            I am not a lawyer and have never claimed to be one but, I am desperate for Nigeria to begin to function. I am sure Nigerians have respected the law so much this is why we are in this mess…

          • Jon Rhoma

            So why’re you delving into a territory you know nothing about. If you understand what we are saying, we are angry that they’re giving this man ammunitions to get him out when clearly as the allegations suggest he appears to have committed serious offences against the state.

          • Du Covenant

            Sorry, The President just said why this man cannot be allowed to go and see his Dr outside the country and I agree with him. We know their tricks and we are luckily to have an administration who also knows the tricks of these crooks. Left to me, we should have everything in place to try this man as swiftly as possible, collect all stolen monies and convict him accordingly, that is what I am for but, it is unfair to blame the President everytime he opens his mouth. These sort of people have perpetually damaged us for years and we ought to support the current administration to hit them real hard!. I told you in another forum that my calling is in healthcare and I see alot of the damage these people have done to us believe me!.

          • Jon Rhoma

            One ground for courts to grant bail is if a suspect suffers from a disease that a prison hasn’t got the facilities to cure. I don’t have the facts of Dasuki’s case but the Judge may have taken this into consideration to grant him bail. Flight risk is another matter after all you referred to Ibori’s case earlier. Nigeria can get the assistance of the U.K. Or any of the Western countries to extradite him if the jumps bail. Although it will prolong the matter but that’s no reason to be dictatorial.

          • Du Covenant

            With all the teaching hospitals, private hospitals etc we have in the country there is no need for such a criminal to be allowed to go abroad for medical treatment. Isn’t it interesting that, everytime these elites are caught in the act, they suddenly need to go for medical treatment abroad?. He should experience the Nigerian healthcare system perhaps in his next life he will be more considerate of his fellow citizens. Every criminal with the money this has is a flight risk and so he should not be allow bail at all. With regards to extradition, you too well we must have such an agreement in place otherwise he will never be repatriated form that country to Nigeria and this is what our lawyers aid and abait these criminals and it will drag on & on…Keeping him in Nigeria is not dictatorial at all. It is just a good government doing srevice to its people. Let them keep him here and if he is suffering from some exotic illness which only someone overseas can treat him, that Dr. can be flown in to Nigeria and whatever procedure required can be carried out here. Our people go through hell daily in our hospitals because of our elite, I see No reason why they should be treated differently, let them use the same system.

          • Jon Rhoma

            Sorry but what you’re saying is not the law. I agree with you but until you change the constitution there’s nothing small you and me can do. That’s what we are fighting for and we should direct our grievances to the appropriate authorities to change the law. The military including Buhari who you’re supporting drafted the constitution to suit them. We need people like you to tell the government what you know about the system which will help to change the system. When APC campaigned about change, I thought these are the areas they will look it but not oppressing the citizens. I pray you don’t fall into the hands of these security officers because only then you will understand the injustice. Until a suspect is tried and found guilty he is innocent in the eyes of the law. Simple. Buhari by his acts is undermining the judiciary which is very bad. Let me try to expedite their trial if they have the evidence and leave it to the courts to try them.

          • Screw-em II

            O’l boy the dude is suffering from headache and has catarrh. We have the medication in volumes at LUTH……end of story!!!

          • Oh!

            look at palmwine calling the goat black!

        • Du Covenant

          Yes Sir, desperate situations require such measures. Post Sept 11 you all saw how one the most “democratic” countries reacted. Beacuse you are benefeciaries of the current rot you keep bring up laws….etc….We have plenty of laws in Nigeria, how did Dasuki respect the laws of the land to do what he did?. Pleasae explain to me…

        • Onike24

          Yes, yes and yes

        • No Bull …..

          Reality is sometimes, govts have to bypass the law of the land for common good.

    • Oh!

      Firstly, all these your like-like is very disturbing. You do understand that Buhari is married right?

      Secondly, Shut the F*ck Up! What you like or don’t like is a matter of grave consequence only to you and your father.

      Now please leave!

      • trutometer

        you can go to hell…son of a bi*c*, bastard!!!

  • Jon Rhoma

    Irrespective of an individual’s offence the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria provides for a clear separation of duties between the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature. Clearly the President speaks as though he is usurping the duties of the Judiciary which is a breach.

    • Du Covenant

      Sorry, as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he receives security briefings on a daily basis from MDAs and if asked he ought tell Nigerians what he knows about these cases, don’t try an twist his response to suggest he is directing the show. Both individuals are in real hot water and lets see how they get out.

      • Jon Rhoma

        That is trial by media. You’re part of the problem. Every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. You wouldn’t be saying this if you’re affected. Security reports are prepared by individuals who are biased especially from those appointed by the President. There’s clear separation of duties between the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature. It should’ve been the IGP or the head of any of the securities saying what he said whether he has the briefing you referred to or not. That’s diplomacy.

        • Du Covenant

          Precisely the President has allowed the Judiciary, DSS to do what they know best and you are the very ones dragging the President into this what. You just accused the President for making a statement, he shouldn’t have been ask to comment on this subject matter in the first place. Let the DSS and the courst do their thing please. This President has demonstrated very high level of Diplomacy since coming to the office, he has brought neighbouring countries together to fight BH something Mr. Clueless failed woefully. The President has been able gather support and trust from the International community again something Mr. Clueless didn’t know how to go about and nobody wanted to be associated with him!…

          • Jon Rhoma

            You’re deviating again. This is always your style when you loose an argument. I’ve just read you elsewhere that you served NYSC which presumably indicates you’re educated. But you’re clearly not demonstrating any intelligence here.

          • Du Covenant

            If the President does not say anything you complain, the moment he open his mouth you complain what do you want?. Let the different agancies handle these criminals accordingly. You brought in diplomacy and the only reference point I have to compare this administration is the last one we had and you concluded I am not intelligent. Ok…I rest my case!.

          • Jon Rhoma

            Good. Stay out of it and remain in healthcare where you know best.

          • okenwa

            Stop wasting ur time bros. If that guy want to know the meaning of seperation of powers, let him go and ask herold and pontius pilate over the case of jesus chrst

      • Oh!

        allow the filthy cannibalistic monkeys!

    • Oh!

      the watch word you used is “speaks”!

      Besides the feeling in your stomach, tell us where Buhari has erred.

      The difference between Buhari and other polticians is that he does not Sugar coat anything. He tells you the way it is….
      From your comment, you would prefer a leader that lies to you.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    BUDGET 2016: BUHARI’S ALLOWANCES AND FEEDING WILL SINK NIGERIA.

    A total allocation of N2.2billion to the President Muhammadu Buhari (N1.75billion) and his deputy for feeding is the highest of similar allocation to any leader in the world. The figure was N710m higher than what was budgeted for the same purpose under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    According to the budget document, N1.415bn was allocated to the President alone for general travels and transport. This amount, when compared to the N944.62m that Jonathan got in 2015, was N470.38m or 49.7% higher.

    A breakdown of the N1.415bn allocated for the President’s travels shows that the sum of N714.5m is proposed for local travels while N701.16m is budgeted for international travels.
    Both sums, when compared to the N640.34m and N304.32m allocated for the same purposes under Jonathan for local and foreign trips, represent an increase of N74.16m and N396.84m.

    For foodstuffs and catering materials, a total sum of N114.9m is allocated for Buhari alone, indicating an increase of N45.09m or 64.6% over that of Jonathan.

    In terms of honorarium and sitting allowances, N307.64m was budgeted for the President as against N223.24m allocated for the same purpose in 2015.

    In the same vein, N49.1m has been proposed for the President in the 2016 fiscal period for publicity and advertisement as against N29.8m in 2015 by Goodluck Jonathan.

    For the office of the Vice-President, the budget document states that N48m is proposed for general travels and transport in 2016 as opposed to N33.86m in 2015.

  • Dauda Vivian

    It is only in Nigeria that a man who left power over 30+ years ago without adding any value to himself or society is asked to come back to rescue Nigeria. The man was out of touch with reality and had to tell us that his “original” SSCE certificate was with the military authority even when a right thinking Nigerian knows it is not possible to submit your original certificate for any kind of career in Nigeria! He has no respect forbthe Judiciary, not all. I wonder what lies ahead. Enough mockery of our Judiciary whichnis the last hope of the common man. Please before you condemn me remember, “What goes around, comes around” And, “When the dead body of another family is carried out it looks to us like firewood until it becomes our own dead body”
    Buhari should stop assumptions and media judgement until courts determine such cases… APC! Change!!!

  • Höly Wähala

    Cowardly Premium Times…
    You clowns gave us 10 questions to ask Oga@theTop but with your own Ibanga on the panel, how come he couldn’t open his calabar mouth and ask Buhari why he is spending more for the Presidency in 2016 than Dr. Dumbo did in 2015? How come he is trying to stop NASS from buying themselves cars while he too is buying hundreds of brand new BMWs? The simple, logical answer is because the questions Buhari answered were already submitted to him so, this is nothing but a continuation of the fraudulent “Media Chats” we saw under the Clown Prince of Otuoke… I’m unimpressed, acutally disappointed. Nonsense!

    • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

      Ol’ boy. the Premium Times guy acquitted himself creditably o.

      • Höly Wähala

        Na ya mouth talk so for cheap attention… mention any of the questions they asked us to send across per phone ati e-mail, that their man asked in person. The man was frozen… shikena. @Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya, Happy New Year o’jare!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    It is extremely irresponsible of senile, illiterate certificate forger and perjurer MuhamMADu (alias Mohamed) Buhari to admit unequivocally that the useless government he heads is deliberately disobeying court orders by keeping those who have been admitted to bail in detention. Meanwhile, congratulations to the Premium Times staff who fired the most uncomfortable questions Buhari’s way.

    • Burbank

      and those “illegally detained” NEVER sued Buhari for contempt of court!

    • Oh!

      go to bed.

  • blackdove

    Let me explain to the ignorant what our living legend president just said. Dasuki an Kanu have commited treasonable felonies against the Nigerian State and it is punishable by death. These guys will not see freedom at least in the next 8 years. Lol!

    • Burbank

      8 years?
      Make it 8 centuries.

      • Darlington

        Where is rule of law? Is it why Nigeria is being referred as a Zoo by Biafrans? If the President will blatantly disobey court orders, what happens to the laws of the land? This is why we need Biafra.

        • Burbank

          Guantanamo detainees have fair hearings?
          Or does the US applies “zoo” laws?

        • Oh!

          id10t, there is no ‘disobeying’ court orders here.

          Judges deal on a case by case basis!

          If a judge grants bail on a case, Nigeria simply files a different charge resulting in a different case.

          Criminals have been using similar loopholes since ninteen-gbogboran! It is time the Government take advantage of such loop holes to Govern properly.

        • blackdove

          Which court order did he disobey? What you see are conflicting orders from the judiciary. The federal government had a valid court order to detain Kanu for 90 days without charges. Kanu’s lawyer got another judge to rule that Kanu’s detention was illegal. The question is which Judge is right and which one is wrong. I believe the answer is in the court of appeal, but did Kanu’s lawyer approach the court of appeal? Nah!

    • Jon Rhoma

      A judge will not grant anybody charged for a treasonable offence bail in Nigeria. Check before you speak.

      • Oh!

        Didirin…..the judges granted bail on technicalities.
        You should take your own advice and check before you speak.

        • Jon Rhoma

          Bails are never granted on technicalities. Go and speak to a lawyer if you’re not one or stay out of this argument and keep your mouth shut.

          • blackdove

            The Judge granted bail based on the enforcement of Kanu’s fundamental human rights as sued by his lawyers. The law says no body should be detained for more than 48 hours without an order from a Judge. The federal government got an order from a judge to detain him for 90 days without charges.
            Before the 90 days elapsed Kanu was hit with felony charges. The charges were only read and he has not plead yet. So let us wait to see the judge that will grant Kanu bail on treasonable charges.

          • Jon Rhoma

            You’re clearly missing the point. I don’t know about Kanu but I insist go and speak to a lawyer as you’re misrepresenting the facts and misleading the public.

          • blackdove

            Really? Really? Well I wish you good luck ! However I will really advise you to study and research this case.
            1. Federal government withdrew charges from a magistrate court due to the enormity of newly discovered additional crimes and the judge dismissed the case.
            2. Kanu’s lawyer approached Justice Adeniyi to enforce Kanu’s fundamental human rights and he granted Kanu bail.
            3. Treason felony trial has not started.
            Thank you.

          • Jon Rhoma

            Go and read the Sun newspaper and see what lawyers are saying about the case. The issue here is abuse of court process and fragrant disregard of the judiciary. This will breed anarchy as people will loose confidence with the courts. Suspects brought to court will no longer respect judges. Period.

      • blackdove

        Kanu’s treasonable Felony trial has not began even though he was arraigned. The Judge has recused himself. When the trial begins, there will be no bail. You should really comprehend before you challenge my assertion.

        • Jon Rhoma

          I’ve avoided commenting on Kanu’s case so far. Check all my posts. I don’t know why you’re dragging me into that. By the way, have you got any privileged information about his case more than we are being told?

          • Abilingo

            Hello JON ,you do not need anybody to tell you about kanu .The allegations against him is too open. check KANUS SPEECH ON YOU TUBE that is enough to charge him on conspriracy.etc.Even if DSS let him go today,he would be arrested in UK as terriorist being asking for ammunitions to fight in Nigeria.

          • Jon Rhoma

            Thanks but I’m surprised to hear that me made such a big blunder. Right to succession is legitimate in law and he doesn’t need to resort to violence to achieve his objectives.

          • Abilingo

            DONT LET ME TALK .JUST GO AND WATCH HIS VIDEO CLIPS ON YOU TUBE ,YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED .HE COMMITED ITSELF. [KANUS SPEECH IN LOS ANGELES.]

          • kuli

            Right to secede is not in Nigeria’s constitution.

          • Sword of Damocles

            “Right to secession is legitimate in law”……

            may be true, but it is also Treason in EVERY Western Country, including the ones upon whose Law cannon: Common Law, our country’s jurisprudence and Judiciary is modeled after.

          • Jon Rhoma

            You’re welcome. I’ve missed u since the APC changed you desired came upon us. Hope you’re enjoying all of it, the ‘dictatorship, insecurity, fuel scarcity’ et al. By the way, we are now in the 21st century and all reference to succession are enshrined in the UN not Cannon law.

          • Jon Rhoma

            Change not changed.

      • pedro4twit

        Remind the idi*ts

    • Abilingo

      You have said it all.PMB would not compromised on anything against the law.

    • Amir

      What is the use of bail for Dasuki when he is heading to jail?. We shall deduct or add his detention days to his prison sentence either way. Beneficiaries of Dasuki’s bazaar have enough war chest to compromise ongoing investigations and the judiciary hence they want him released on phantom bail. These PDP crooks can even poison Dasuki to destroy vital evidence and accuse the federal government. The government must investigate those civil servants who signed Dasuki’s bail bond of N250 million. There is a possibility that Dasuki or his PDP friends indirectly paid the amount. The law gives Dasuki opportunity to sue the government and claim damages if not convicted.

  • notherner

    Can Samebody pls help me remind Buhari that he is just the president of Nigeria but he is not GOD!

    • Du Covenant

      Buhari is not and does not claim to be GOD. He is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria whether you like it or not. Fortunato condemmed several thousands of Nigerians by witholding funding for the army for no reasons why did he have to sentence these fellow Nigerians to death in cold blood?.

    • Oh!

      Shut the F*** up! You don’t even……….you know what?
      Please pardon us. It seems we have misplaced our manners…….Probably in the same dark, dingy; and stinking crevice you house your brain.

  • Dauda Vivian

    By GMB’s statement it simply means that he is preempting the courts in the matters of Kanu, Dasuki et al… The same courts he flagrantly disobeys their judgement… I just sidon dey look… APC! Change!!!

    • No Bull …..

      These individuals are too hot for our court system to handle. I support the president all the way

  • Arrest warrant

    Carry on MR PRESIDENT DEAL WITH THEM..NONE OF THIS IDIOTS DESERVE MERCY OR BAIL…THIS IS HOW A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES ARE HANDLED…DO YOUR BEST WITH ALL OUR SUPPORT MR PRESIDENT…KANU IS NOTHING COMPARED TO OJUKWU LET HIM ASK HIS ELDERS…AND DASUKI AND HIS GATE TO HELL..WILL REMAIN IN HELL..

  • SAM .A

    The President has spoken . He has been given the mandate to create peace ,stability and economic prosperity , he will do whatever is within his presidential power to do it no matter whose ox is gored. Any individual , irrespective of tribe or region will not be allowed to destabilize the country, Tawanda , Redeem and Wahala are free to say what they want . Nigeria is greater than individual, her unity can not be compromised .

    • Abilingo

      GOD BLESS YOU SAM.YOU HAVE SAID IT ALL.

    • Screw-em

      Everybody repeat….In the next 1000 years Nigeria will remain ONE!!!!

      • pedro4twit

        God forbid

  • kamal

    Its only in Nigeria that u will see all kinds of half baked n inmatured and virus infused brained dullards like izon redeemer (actually redeeming goats like his ancestors), Dauda Vivian (frustrated from the meager pay of kwanan gida from her bad marketted last night outing), Burning Spear(actually burnt by hatred from ancestral past misadventures) coming on social media to display to us the inability of their wretched parents to train them as required by the law.

    • Oh!

      “actually redeeming goats like his ancestors”

      We don’t even know what that means but it is fucking hilarious!

  • New Nigerian

    What is trending on the social media is that Dasuki have spoken too much and would be dead if left to walk freely, in a nutshell, his arrest is a form of protective custody. It is between that or him jumping bail (if you believe he can survive the thieves who have a vested interest in sending him to the great beyond)

    • Arabakpura

      Dasuki is stuck between the Devil and the deep blue sea!

    • Burbank

      Too many of Dasuki’s partners-in-looting wanted to see Dasuki’s dead asap.

      • Ross

        True. Phantom tea will soon be on the offing to send Dasuki to 6ft under before the investigation claims more casualties.

    • eclub

      Buhari has made so many enemies, overthrowing a duly elected civilian government in the 1980’s, imprisoning Yoruba statesmen, killing others, holding folks in gulags, engendering bloody rebellions when he lost elections, holding National Security servants against court orders, massacring thousands, including shiites, why shouldn’t BUHARI be held in protective custody for his safety? Hypocrisy?

      • tundemash

        yawn !!!

    • dave jacob

      You MAY be right.

  • OmoLasgidi

    Bye bye to rada-rada, rede-rede …impunity has no place in our New Nigeria!

    • egufe akuya ewu

      simple….thats all…..impunity is gone forever……

  • Burbank

    “Mr. Buhari also said despite having two international passports, one for Britain and the other for Nigeria, Mr. Kanu “did not use any of them to come into the country.”

    Actually Nnamdi Kanu has his passports when he entered Nigeria, but the immigration officer recognised Kanu and stamped “ZOO” in his UK and Nigerian passports, which enraged Kanu who then threw away BOTH passports.

  • goshen toyo

    it is quite sad that or commentary has degenerated into personal attack and insults.I don’t know much about Kanu but I do know that AKWA IBOM, CROSS RIVER, RIVERS, DELTA will not join this foolishness . and Dasuki should have been charged with treason. People, please get real, this is the problem with Nigeria.

  • NoSpinEd

    The 3 branches of government are equal under the constitution. It is now left to Congress to act to tilt the balance one way or another by passing a related legislation which the president must sign or veto. If the senate can override the veto with a 60% vote in favor of of the courts the president would have to comply or be subject to impeachment. That is how it is supposed to work.

    • Reymeline

      The case of Treasony is different, as Kanu refused to allow judge to sit on his case, he be reminded till his case is decided – after all he will be jailed no thought about that. In case of Dasuki, he was re-arrested for different case entirely. It is now left to his lawyer to seek his bail again on a new case. If you know the atrocity they have commited against Nigerians, they suppose to be subjected to cutting their flesh alive with blade on public

  • Joe

    How can a Nigerian enter Nigeria illegally?

    • Abilingo

      Have you watched his video clips on YOU TUBE where he addressed his fell fellow Biafrians in LOS ANGELES?

    • Tonnero

      By entering through unauthorized entry points or bypassing the entry processes including immigration and customs.

    • Reymeline

      He can use another person passport in collaboration with Immigration officer on duty. Also he lodged at hotel with different name, is that not a criminal act.

      • egufe akuya ewu

        Don’t mind the fools that are supporting criminality…….let them continue to wail…

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    President Muhammadu Buhari,is the one on the hot seat and has detail knowledge of every situation regarding the srrest of the former national security adviser,Col.Sambo Dasuki as well as the secessionist agitator/promoter,Nnamdi Kanu who purchased massive communication/ transmitter equipment from abroad and installed them and was broadcasting under-ground in hidden locations to destabilize peaceful co-existence among Nigerian diverse ethnic/tribal communities.Let them remain behind bars and face the consequences of their ill-actions to serve as bitter lessons to other future agitators and mis-guided trouble makers who are enemies of Nigeria.

    • ANIMAL TALK don start again

      .
      Dem go hold meeting oh, Dem go start arrest human beings!
      Animal talk don start again!
      Dash dem human rights! (2x)

      How animal go know say dem no born me as slave?
      How animal go know say slave trade don pass?
      Henhenhen…., Duncee wan dash us human rights
      Animal must talk to human beings
      Give dem human rights!

      …Possible only in our coconut Republic run by the uneducated

    • egufe akuya ewu

      Thank you sir….let the wailing wailers wail…….

    • pedro4twit

      When has it become a crime to agitate for freedom? For your information, IPOB is registered with the UN

  • ANIMAL TALK don start again

    Dem go hold meeting oh, Dem go start arrest human beings!
    Animal talk don start again!
    Dash dem human rights! (2x)

    How animal go know say dem no born me as slave?
    How animal go know say slave trade don pass?
    Henhenhen…., Duncee wan dash us human rights
    Animal must talk to human beings
    Give dem human rights!

    …Possible only in our coconut Republic run by the uneducated

    • egufe akuya ewu

      who is uneducated….those criminals, thieves, looters, corruption is not stealing or stealing is not corruption….you are a praise singer…….

    • Dan maikoko

      “Whatever you are doing, stay out of drugs.”

  • Chuks

    I think Kalu is ill advised, What is his legitimate source of income in the UK or is he feeding off IPOB contributions and unemployment allowances? Was the IPOB contribution declared and audited yearly in the UK? Does he pay tax on extra income as required by the British authorities? By UK laws it is unlawful for a British citizen to subvert the sovereignty of another country, talk less a welfare recipients? The UK government has the right to arrest and jail Kanu for violating immigration rules of another country, entering without his valid passport or identity.

  • Amir

    Even uneducated overzealous internet enthusiasts talk about ‘rule of law’ they know nothing about. What is the use of bail for Dasuki when he is heading to jail?. The law shall deduct or add his detention days to his prison sentence either way. Beneficiaries of Dasuki’s bazaar have enough war chest to compromise ongoing investigations and the judiciary hence they want him released on phantom bail. These PDP crooks can even poison Dasuki to destroy vital evidence and accuse the federal government. The government must investigate those civil servants who signed Dasuki’s bail bond of N250 million, which will assist further investigations. There is a possibility that Dasuki or his PDP friends indirectly paid the bail amount. That tells us how much free money is available to them. The Buhari government is smart to use bail arrangements to trace their contacts and perhaps beneficiaries. Ultimately the law gives Dasuki opportunity to sue the government and claim damages for wrongful arrest and detention if not convicted.

  • Amir

    It’s high time Nigeria started publishing the names and assets of these civil servants that sign these outrageous bail bonds that are above their legitimate income during their entire life. What these crooks do in some cases is to rent a 90 year old retired civil servant, pay money into his account for signing the bail bond. If the accused escapes and you arrest the 90 year old, he dies in custody creating another dimension to the problem. I have never seen a country where citizens shout rule of law as if the accused obeyed the law while abusing his office. By his action Dasuki first disobeyed the law, and showed lack of respect for the judiciary otherwise he would have thought about the consequences before abusing public trust.

  • Dazmillion

    Buhari it is not for you to decide who should be free or not. It is the courts that decide such issues. If you dont have confidence in the courts then maybe you should start implementing reforms in the judiciary instead of this half dictatorship you are running.

  • Adeseye Aje

    Editor Sir,

    Premium Times can’t have a good reason for not asking the 10 questions it formulated
    ahead for President Buhari at the MEDIA CHAT. Why formulate the ten questions at all if
    the Premium Times zonal editor was not going to ask it, despite his being face-to-face
    with President Buhari at the session, as a member of the 3-man interviewing panel?

    It makes no sense. It is worse when the said Premium Times Editor kept repeating
    the same question on the difficulties of accessing his own Domiciliary Account,
    like many others. That Premium Times Editor impeded the purpose of the interview.
    If he intended to come across as a savvy economist he ought to have asked Buhari
    a follow-up question on the sense in borrowing 2.2 trillion Naira to pay China
    for Nigeria’s contribution for the Lagos-Kaduna/Lagos-Calabar rail project,
    if the investment would not eventually pay back the railway loan debt.

    • Paul Young

      The guy that was talking about his domiciliary account is from channels tv, The guy next to him is the premiumtimes guy. Thank me later

      • sola adeneye

        @disqus_uP68jp3KoD:disqus

        WHAT QUESTION DID PREMIUM TIMES EDITOR ASK, IF NONE OF THE QUESTIONS ASKED
        IN THE ENTIRETY MADE LITTLE SENSE TO ELICIT CLEAR ANSWER ON FACT AND FIGURE?

      • Gogome

        Paul Young:

        What are you saying? Did you watch the MEDIA CHAT?
        If you did, were you sleeping at the time the Premium Times Editor
        said he will ‘like to go back’ to the constraints businesses and individuals are
        facing on accessing foreign exchange. And how his voice then thinned out as if in
        a plaintive cry over the foreign exchange problems in Nigeria today? What @adesye said
        above is NOT who first asked the forex question, but the Premium Times Editor’s emphasis.

  • Romberg

    But why can’t Buhari tell Nigerians the truth? He was nominated as a representative of Bokoharam to negotiate deals with the federal government on behalf of the sect. How come he doesn’t know how to speak to the same people who nominated him to represent them in a high powered negotiation? Or am I wrong?

    • favourtalk

      Mumu, does he look like someone who wanna play with nigeria unity? Your GEJ and kanu will stay in prison for long

      • Romberg

        Attack dog, are you saying he was not nominated by Bokoharam or that he was wrongly reported in the media or that he was nominated because he loved Nigeria and Bokoharam so much or that he was nominated because Kanu and GEJ will go to prison??? Regardless of your answer, it’s obvious a dog the gods will kill they first turn mad. Best of luck with your afterlife.

        • favourtalk

          Who is a dog between us now? A man attacking anyhow and a man who is trying to explain to you. Get over GEJ loss, he has moved on, you need to move in also

          • Romberg

            What have you explained? Come again…

          • pedro4twit

            You are the sorry dog to die soon

      • Iniabasi Akpan

        Gej is celebrated d world over,not in prison.its just a figment of ur imagination.

        • Dan Arewa

          ‘GEJ is celebrated the world over’, are you in your right senses? Nigerians celebrated him the BEST if I may say. That is why we say…ok you shoe less canoe boi, just go and relax in otuoke. Have time to sip more and more ogogoro.

      • Ctek

        And when people stay in prison does it put food on your table? All of you should go get busy with your lives and leave the political fools to keep on disgraceing themselves unless you are idle. Besides who is not corrupt in niaja politics, be it APC or PDP, they are same after all people left APC to PDP and they are still defecting to APC. So its one house with a new name.

  • favourtalk

    He will spend so many times in prison and that is very sure. No more terrorist threatens in unity of nigeria and nobody in his sensible mind will support a sanity act like that.

  • Andy O.

    @disqus_NyVwwG2r74:disqus

    It’s so unfortunate. A sad story. Is this the sort
    of person Nigeria elected president in the 21st century?
    I could not even hear what he was saying. He was sounding so muffled
    and made nonsense of English language. So sad for Nigeria. Buhari lost
    everything in today’s nonsense show. He would have been less suspected if he
    never attended the interview. But now nobody is in doubt on his corruption reflex.
    He announced tonight on public television he didn’t know anything. He didn’t
    know the problems of his foreign exchange restrictions in local banks; he didn’t
    know just how to implement his campaign of dole policy of ₦5,000 to 25 million poor
    Nigerians; he didn’t even know that National Assembly estimates passed through
    him for assent – absolutely nothing Buhari admitted that he knows. So, what
    sort of president is that? Worse of all, he does not know that the seizure of
    Raji Fashola’s stolen assets by the new Lagos state government is the proof
    of theft ready for prosecution – rather than for Ministerial appointment. I am
    sorry, in my own view, Muhammadu Buhari is too corrupt, too mentally corrupt,
    to be president of a country desiring honest dealings. He is not the sort of
    president Nigeria needs for anti-corruption purpose. He is a misfit.

    • D. Fawe

      Andy,

      I was surprised watching Buhari confess he does not know those things, very surprised.

    • Awolo

      But we warned Nigerians at that time. The thing is that Nigerians don’t think hard, and that is our problem today and why we are still like this. Buhari is on the wrong path of history and Nigerians know it.

      • Chuks

        You are thinking on hard drugs that’s why you voted wrongly and now frustration won’t let you rest. You still have 3 and half years of the Buhari regime to write your will and liquidate your distorted mind before you are dealt with. Corrupt Mkpi

  • mrsachu

    WORLDWIDE, ANYONE FROM WHOM STOLEN PROPERTY IS RECOVERED IS KNOWN AS A THIEF.
    BUHARI SHOULD NOT CORRUPT MY CHILDREN THAT RAJI FASHOLA IS AN EXEMPTION TO THAT RULE.

    • ‘Kennyman

      mrsachu:

      I heard that part of the interview too. I was sorry for Nigeria. Buhari said all his Ministers are clean –
      notwithstanding public records in Lagos state showing since AUGUST that one billion Naira worth
      of stolen assets was recovered from RAJI FASHOLA. I was sorry for Nigeria. Before now, Nigeria had
      HIV corruption. Nigeria may just have gotten into full blown AIDS of corruption after Buhari said
      in his Media Chat that he did not consider his Ministers – including Raji Fashola – as corrupt
      because none of them had been taken to court by 30th September for theft when he
      announced their names. Does anyone found with stolen property need to be taken
      to court before he is known as a thief, especially after the stolen asset is recovered
      uncontested? Buhari is just getting worse in corrupt immorality by the day.

      • anonymous

        he didn’t say all his ministers are clean. he said he has not appoint anyone that can embarrassh is government, and dat if such happens, the person will be prosecuted. if u hav any evidence against Fashola, why not present it in court and stop dis wailing?

        • TrueNja

          There is enough evidence against Fashola. How can a sitting governor spent N78 million state money on his private website? Aside from this, there are other corruption allegations against him at EFCC still PMB rewarded him with a ministerial appointment. This is the reason why most Nigerians are either not interested or trust Buhari anti corruption campaign any longer.

      • Adeniyi Jelili Adediran

        Can you pls name those assets retrieved from Fashola.

  • z

    haha, court of law order release, Buhari says we can’t… haha…

  • Wale

    Ok this is my take.
    Nnamdiot is not going down alone; Who provided him with a clean Nigerian Passport?
    Those on duty at Murtala M. airport when the terrorist came in with loads of broadcasting equipment.
    The clerk that denied Kanu was a guest at the hotel where he was later found and arrested (room 303).
    We later learnt that the room was already set up as a mini broadcasting studio. (getting ready to call everybody else baboons and monkeys)
    Miriam the lady found in the room along with Kanu might be an informant, if not, what was he doing with an Hausa chick, if that is her real name.
    In a nut shell, the guy is toast, along with many more people.

    They might get Biafra, but he wont be part of it.

    • Awolo

      Say what you know my friend. Encourage your people to emancipate themselves from the zoo called Nigeria. Stop peddling falsehood on this platform. Are you not old enough to chart a course for your people instead of enslaving yourself and your unborn generation, playing a second fiddle to whatever Hausa/Fulani leadership?

      • Julius

        A military Head of states, 8 years as a civilian president and now a Vice president., in line to be the next President. What a second fiddle indeed !.

      • Wale

        Stay away from illicit drugs; your brain don dey fry small, small.

    • Julius

      lolz

  • egufe akuya ewu

    like it or not …… please let Buhari be……16yrs of bad leaders and misrule…….yet nigerians are still praising looters, thieves and corrupt politicians…..those who shared the arms money are the real boko haram sponsors….in fact i want them dead….period.

    • Awolo

      But Buhari is part of the loot for receiving $300,000 from Dasuki. Never mind that he is denying it but it is a fact that he received the money. No right thinking person believe him. After all, he has denied every promises and statements that he made to deceive his gullible followers.

      • So our president’s response to Dasuki’s claim is difficult for you to accept, but Dasuki’s claim is what you’re fast to believe. Well, it’s Dasuki’s words against the President’s.
        Choose to believe anyone’s, but don’t assert that any is fact yet as you don’t know.
        You’ll agree that it’s very easy to trace payments in the financial sector, so Dasuki can do better than accuse. The burden of proof rests with him (since he’s the one asserting) and not the President.

  • MushinSpeaks

    I strongly agree with you Mr President. A new Sheriff is in town.

  • Nkem

    I should be feeling some empathy for Dasuki about his rights and all, but the sheer bravado of the man when he was first accosted and the PDP noisemakers who are carrying on without any sense of remorse at all, makes it difficult for Nigerians to mobilise as usual to defend their rights.

    • Darlington

      We are not defending Dasuki and Kanu but the laws of the land which Buhari has disobeyed with impunity. Where is the rule of Law which he swore to uphold? I missed Yar’Ádua and GEJ. This is why Nigeria MUST disintegrate for Biafra to come.

      • Oliver Odo

        It is good to find an interesting comment. They think it’s because it is Kanu, soon Buhari will show his true color and by then tyrranism will envelope all ethnicity with full force, those who are behind him now will also be the victim. Who will be save, tell me who will be saved ?

      • bib

        You don’t know the law. The law enforcing agents have the right to re arrest one and would not have broken any law when they do so.
        As for those thinking that ensuring that high caliber criminals should be let go to evade trial or go commit another crime, must think again. It is because the high caliber criminals are walking the streets in the last 16 years that we are still where we are today, impunity.
        Things are working in the developed countries that we so admire because nobody no matter how high in the country can be above the law. An ex Israel prime minister shall soon start a18 months jail term because he received a bribery of $50000.00. And we are talking of $2.1 billion stolen yet we are being sympathetic of the criminals!

        • eclub

          The shame is actually on the Nigeria Judiciary. They have no counterpart in the world. No human judiciary will let a tyrant do what he is doing today. Nigeria is finished!

          • Chuks

            Buhari said tertiary education is very poor in Nigeria. You are very good example. Ewu

          • Julius

            Move to where the Judiciary will grant bail to a treason fella. NIgeria is finish , but, you still in it.

        • Awolo

          Is that why the buck should begin and end with Buhari? He did all that during the military era and got away with it but this time he does not seem to get it into his thick skull that this is democracy where the rule of law must prevail. Advise him that what he is doing today is taking the laws into his own hands. Nigeria will soon start to boil and that time he would have no hiding place.

        • Julius

          Dont waste your time trying to educate a retards. Its in their DNA, no cure !. He has no clue about what you are trying to explain to him. zif you yell, rant about biafraud, even though you know it aint happening he will kiss you.lolz

      • Chuks

        You miss terminal sickness and endemic corruption. One is still available in Otuoke, and can provide you appointment and contact with the former. Ewu.

        • Awolo

          You are not an Ibo man so stop confusing the fools like you with that fake handle. Every right thinking Ibo man knows the Biafran dream. If you are one of those Hausa/Fulani/Yoruba paid e-rats here, vamoose and answer your father’s name before Amadioha strikes you dead.

          • Julius

            Simply because he is not delusional as you are ?

          • Chuks

            Anuofia. Born in 1989, became permanently f**lish from 2010 – 2015 under Dumbo. What do you know about Biafra, Atulu? Go to school, you refused. Only to do yahoo yahoo under dumbo and use the remaining time to shout Biafra. Mkpi nwulu anwu.

  • Odiri C. Oghre

    This is definitely the change Nigerians voted for. You asked for it, now you have it. Those who doubted that this so-called anti-corruption fight was anything but a witch hunt now have their answers. Why, one may ask is Gen. Buhari not probing the Halliburton bribery scandal which has verifiable names of the Nigerian perpetrators and for which people have already been sent to jail in the US and France. Someone may also need to remind Gen. Buhari that forcefully taking control of the government of Nigeria by military coup is also treasonable felony.

    • Amir

      Last night Buhari spoke about poor quality of tertiary education in Nigeria. You are a very good example.

      • Odiri C. Oghre

        I am sure you never even went to school hence you and many of your ilk are incapable of independent thought. Only idiots follow their leader without asking questions. Be there shouting Sai Baba, soon you all will be shouting Kai Baba!

  • FRED

    ARROW!!!

    PLEASE SHARE THIS REVELATION WITH ALL BLACK PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD……

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    FOR THOSE WHO THINK THE WORD ”BIAFRA” IS AN INVENTION OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, PLEASE READ THIS EXTRACT OF MINE FROM A TRUE HISTORY OF AN EMINENT CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION IN NIGERIA. THIS EXTRACT IS PURELY A RESEARCH ACTIVITY AND HAS NO BEARING ON THE SOURCE/AUTHUR OF THIS HISTORICAL INFORMATION. ”SEEK THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE”. BIAFRA IS OLDER THAN KANU, AND SO, PUTTING KANU OUT OF ACTION HAS NO BEARING ON THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BONDAGE ALL BIAFRANS HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO IN THIS ”BRITISH ZOO”. BE REMINDED THAT POWER IS GIVEN BY GOD, AND GOD CAN TAKE POWER FROM YOU ANYTIME, SUCH IS THE INDISPUTABLE TRUTH OF LIFE. SO BEWARE OF HOW YOU MISUSE POWER, FOR GOD IS WATCHING YOU.

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    THOSE WHO COLLUDE WITH THEIR FOREIGN CRUDE OIL THIEVES TO DEPRIVE THE BLACKMAN OF TRUE INDEPENDENCE, THOSE WHO BULLDOZE THEIR WAY TO POLITICAL POWER WITH THE TECHNICAL AND LOGISTIC SUPPORT OF FOREIGN CRUDE OIL BENEFICIARIES THEMSELVES ALREADY KNOW THAT BIAFRA’S RELEASE WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF PROGRESS FOR EVERY BLACK MAN ALIVE TODAY. THAT THE RELEASE OF BIAFRANS FROM NIGERIA’S / POST-COLONIAL SLAVE CONDITION, WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF HOPE FOR BLACKS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THEY KNOW THAT NIGERIA IS NOT WORKING, YET THEY CAPITALIZE ON THEIR CONTROL OF BOTH LOCAL AND FOREIGN MEDIA TO MISINFORM THE WORLD OF THE TRUE SITUATION OF NIGERIA. IF THEIR IS ANY GROUP THAT SHOULD WISH FOR A ”ONE NIGERIA”, I THINK IT IS THE BIAFRANS THEMSELVES, ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR HUGE INVESTMENTS IN ALL PARTS OF THIS FRAUDULENT, CORRUPTION INFESTED AND TERRORISTS INFESTED COLONIAL ZOO, CALLED ”ONE NIGERIA” WHICH DOES NOT EVEN BENEFIT THOSE WHO PRETEND TO PREACH ONE NIGERIA. NIGERIA HAS BEEN WOBBLING TO EXIST, JUST AS IT WAS INTENDED BY THOSE WHO CREATED IT FROM THE BEGINNING. READ THE EXTRACT BELOW THAT THROWS LIGHT TO THE FACT THAT ”THEIR WAS ONCE A GEO-ENTITY KNOWN AS BIAFRA” BEFORE THAT CRIMINAL WAS SENT TO AMALGAMATE THE 3 MAJOR COMPONENTS THAT MAKE UP THIS FRACTURED CORRUPTION-INFESTED COUNTRY IN THE EVIL YEAR 1914. NIGERIA EXPIRED STATUTORILY IN 2014, AND THEREFORE IS ILLEGAL AS CURRENTLY CONSTITUTED. READ AHEAD…

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    THERE WAS A TERRITORY OF ”BIAFRA”. THE LAND OF HOPE FOR BLACK EMANCIPATION FROM THE BRITISH AND ARAB-HAUSA/FULANI/ NOW YORUBA SLAVE DEALERS,

    ”…………The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria is the sponsor of Hope Waddell University. The Church was established in April, 1846, when, at the invitation of the two kings of Calabar, a team of missionaries from the Church of Scotland Mission, led by Rev. Hope Masterton Waddell, arrived Calabar where they set up the first congregation of the Church. From Calabar, the Church began to grow. In 1858, it was constituted as the Presbytery of Biafra. This Presbytery of Biafra metamorphosed into The Presbyterian Synod of Biafra in 1921. The Church continued to witness remarkable growth until 1945, when the Presbyterian Church of Biafra was constituted, with the Synod as its highest court. In the same year, the white missionaries handed over the church administration to Nigerians. The Presbyterian Church of Biafra became the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Nigeria in 1952. By 16th June, 1960, the Mission Church integration was completed and the Church changed its name to The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria. In 1985, the Synod met in Afikpo and agreed to create Regional Synods with the General Assembly as the highest decision making body. This decision materialized on the 22nd August, 1987, when the General Assembly was inaugurated at Duke Town Presbyterian Church, Calabar. After the creation of the General Assembly, two regional Synods were created in 1988. These were the East and South-East Synods. As at today, The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria has nine regional Synods……………..” THE ABOVE EXTRACT WAS TAKEN FROM THE INTERNET BY YOURS TRULY WHILE RESEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH.

  • Hauwa mohammed

    People in our country are jailed six months to two years for stealing a goat or yams by our judges, but they release pen robbers who steal billions on bail! Our judges should be probed, in case they’ve been compromised by these thieving leaders. Their accounts and houses should be monitored for illegal huge monetary movements.

    • Abex229

      Oga, release people on bail is not letting them off the hook. It is only allowing to be coming to court from their house to answer the case against them. If at the end of the trial they are found guilty, they will be punished accordingly. Once an offence is not punishable by death or life imprisonment, the court usually grants the accused persons bail upon the provision of reliable sureties.

      PMB’s intentions may be right but he has to follow the rule of Law to pursue them.

      • Abfi

        Go and tell that to America, UK and other civilized nations of the world. A person like IPOB leader, Ksnu, who was smuggled into Nigeria without a Passport could be smuggled out the same way. Dasuki has the billions and longtime connections in Nigeria ‘so security system to escape from Nigeria even in broad daylight. Those who have caused the death of thousands of Nigerians like the latter and those who commit treasonable felony and want to cause another civil war in Nigeria, like Kanu, should not be free to execute such plans by recruiting illinformed youths and dishonorable adults.

        There are civilized peaceful ways for any ethnic group who no longer want to be part of Nigeria go about doing so. It’ll be good riddance to bad rubbish. The Igbo who want Biafra will only be seen as serious when they go through the UN that they sometime reference. Also when they stop redrawing the map of Nigeria to include other unwilling people of the SS – those who do not believe in the Biafra project.

        • Abex229

          The dangers of obeying court orders only when it favours you is that it erodes the confidence of the people in the judicial system. What is worth doing is worth doing well.

          The court is aware of all the points you stated above and still feels they are not enough to deny the accused persons bail.

          If PMB’s government is not ready to obey court orders, why charge the people to court in the 1st place? Since he should have used executive fiat and execute them.

          We are talking about the rule of Law and the constitution PMB has sworn to up hold. No one is above the Law.

      • True, releasing people on bail isn’t letting them off the hook. We must also note that rearresting people using fresh charges after they’ve gotten released on bail for previous charges isn’t a breach of democratic rules. I wonder why people think Dasuki is actually being detained without cause.
        Yes he was granted bail for the offense brought forward. This however, does not mean he can’t be detained again if fresh charges are levelled against him. And detaining him thus does not in any way go against the rules of democracy.

  • Awolo

    Sometime towards the end of the heinous Abacha rule, the late Pope John Paul visited Nigeria and decided to see the military dictator in his Aso Rock home. After exchanging some pleasantries, the Catholic Pontiff asked to see the Abacha family. They were quickly assembled around Gen Sanni Abacha and her wife, all neatly dressed ready to welcome the august visitor. The Pope gave the kids present then turned to their father for some advice. He told him among other things, and I quote “RESTORE THE RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE. YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT TODAY, YOU MAY NOT BE THERE TOMORROW. IT IS ONLY THE RULE OF LAW THAT WILL SAVE THESE PEOPLE FROM THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE”, he concluded, pointing at the Abacha family. After the speech, the Pope left. Barely 3 months after the Pope’s visit Gen Sanni Abacha suddenly died. The news of his sudden death saw a mass jubilation and rejoicing across the country, meaning that Nigerians were under siege and were only praying for divine intervention. The point here is that like Abacha, Buhari is leaving a similar legacy and it is only the Almighty God that will make him retrace his steps for the general good of Nigerians.

  • Awolo

    Correction please.

    Sometime towards the end of the heinous Abacha rule, the late Pope John Paul visited Nigeria and decided to see the military dictator in his Aso Rock home. After exchanging some pleasantries, the Catholic Pontiff asked to see the Abacha family. They were quickly assembled around Gen Sanni Abacha and his wife, all neatly dressed ready to welcome the august visitor. The Pope gave the kids present then turned to their father for some advice. He told him among other things, and I quote “RESTORE THE RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE. YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT TODAY, YOU MAY NOT BE THERE TOMORROW. IT IS ONLY THE RULE OF LAW THAT WILL SAVE THESE PEOPLE FROM THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE”, he concluded, pointing at the Abacha family. After the speech, the Pope left. Barely 3 months after the Pope’s visit Gen Sanni Abacha suddenly died. The news of his sudden death saw a mass jubilation and rejoicing across the country, meaning that Nigerians were under siege and were only praying for divine intervention. The point here is that like Abacha, Buhari is leaving a similar legacy and it is only the Almighty God that will make him retrace his steps for the general good of Nigerians.

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    Repentant thieves can make heaven,whlie unrepentant self-righteous person will miss heaven.

  • ed

    The law is the law. The rules are the rules. President Buhari’s attitude that the end justifies the means, is not only wrong it will boomerang.
    The democratic system of government are built on the premise that no one is guilty before trial and conviction.
    The court order must be obeyed, regardless of how any president feel about the guilty of the suspects.
    President Buhari, it was sad and uncomfortable to watch you dismiss the rules of law. As the president you’re actually setting a trap for yourself.
    President are not above the law. DSS should not be used to break the law.
    We’re not by any means supporting the Dasuki or Kanu.
    But the rule must be followed.