55 Nigerians stole over N1.34 trillion in 8 years — Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has stated that 55 Nigerians have stolen over N1.34 trillion from the country’s treasury from 2006 to 2013.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, Mr. Mohammed said since the nation was on the verge of winning the war against insurgent group, Boko Haram, the nation and its people should also partake in yet, another war on corruption.

Mr. Mohammed said if Nigerians failed to cooperate with the governing All Progressives Congress administration under president Muhammadu Buhari, corruption would “kill the country”.

“Gentlemen, the situation is dire and the time to act is now. For example, between the period 2006 and 2013, just 55 people allegedly stole a total of 1.34 trillion Naira in Nigeria. That’s more than a quarter of last year’s national budget,” he said.

Out of the stolen funds, the minister said 15 former governors were alleged to have stolen N146.84 billion; while 4 former ministers stole N7 billion; 12 former public servants, both at federal and state levels, stole over N14 billion; 8 people in the banking Industry allegedly N524 billion; while 11 businessmen allegedly stole N653 billion.

Giving reasons why Nigerians should “own” the war against corruption, Mr. Mohammed said using the World Bank rates and costs, showed that one third of the stolen funds could have provided 635.18 kilometres of road; built 36 ultra modern hospitals, that is one ultra modern hospital per state; built 183 schools; educated 3,974 children from primary to tertiary level at 25.24 million per child; and built 20,062 units of 2-bedroom houses.

“This is the money that a few people, just 55 in number, allegedly stole within a period of just eight years. And instead of a national outrage, all we hear are these nonsensical statements that the government is fighting only the opposition, or that the government is engaging in vendetta,” he said.

The information minister said Nigerians must therefore support the government in the ongoing war against corruption, irrespective of political, religious or tribal leanings.

“If you have stolen public funds, you must not go scot-free. Everyone and every arm of government must rise up to be counted in this epic war, and defeat is not an option if our country is to survive.

“As President Muhammadu Buhari likes to say, if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria. There is no better way to say it,” he said.

Mr. Mohammed said the impression being created by a cross section of Nigerians that the war against corruption wa a vendetta against the opposition, and that indeed it is one-sided, was erroneous.

“This is not true and indeed very nauseating,” he said.

The minister gave example with the latest issue of the $2.1 billion arms deal, saying that it is clear that funds meant to fight terrorism were deployed to another fight- “the fight to keep then President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the PDP, in power at all cost”.

“So far, based on what we know, no one who has been accused of partaking in the sharing of the funds has denied receiving money. All we have heard from them are ludicrous reasons why they partook in sharing of the money.

“One said he collected N4.5 billion for spiritual purposes, another said he received N2.1 billion for publicity, while yet another said he got N13 billion to pay someone else for the Maritime University land.

“Based on these revelations, should we now fold our hands and allow these people to go away with public funds? Is anyone thinking about the innocent soldiers who lost their lives just because they did not get the necessary weapons to fight the terrorists? What about the families left behind by these soldiers who were sent to their early graves because of the misappropriation of these funds?

“What about those who lost their means of livelihood after the terrorists overran their towns and villages? What of the millions of Nigerians, especially women and children, who are now living in IDP camps? Is it not clear that the cruel fate that has befallen these unfortunate people is a direct result of the misuse of the funds meant to fight the terrorists? Are these not the true costs of corruption?,” he said.

Mr. Mohammed challenged the media to always bring to perspective what corruption has done to Nigeria, its people and image at the international level.

He said the Nigerian media must always reflect how corruption stifles economic growth, hinders the fight against poverty, leads to decay in infrastructure and reduce educational standards, lowers life expectancy, stunts the fight against maternal and infant mortality and impacts negatively on the general livelihood of the citizens.

Apart from the media, the Information Minister also identified, the judiciary arm of government as one of the critical players that would help rid the country of corruption.

“Unless this very important arm of government fully joins in waging
this war, the pending cases of corruption will just drag on until they outlast this Administration,” he said.

The Minister said his Ministry was also planning to carry a sensitization programme on the war against corruption to all the corners of the country, leveraging on the wide reach of the National Orientation Agency, NOA.

He said he would partner with other agencies of government, especially the anti-corruption agencies and the police, as well as the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption.

Table below indicates what 55 people stole from 2006 to 2013.

CATEGORY NO OF CASES AMOUNT INVOLVED
EX-GOVERNORS 15 146,840,800,000.00
EX-MINISTERS 4 7,050,000,000.00
EX-LEGISLATORS 5 8,350,000,000.00
EX-PUBLIC SERVANTS 7 (Federal) 6,906,600,000.00
EX-PUBLIC SERVANTS 5 (State) 7,275,000,000.00
BANKING INDUSTRY 8 524,560,000,000.00
BUSNESSMEN 11 653,150,000,000.00

GRAND TOTAL 55 N1,354,132,400,000.00

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  • IZON Redeemer

    Buhari Will Not Congratulate Dickson – Lai Mohammed.

    If Seriake Dickson the Governor of Bayelsa State is expecting a congratulatory message from President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent re-election for a second term of office, he had better forget it.
    Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture told journalists in Abuja on Monday that the President would not follow the habit of his predecessor who was of the habit of sending congratulatory messages to winners of elections regardless of party affiliation immediately after announcement of results.

    Governor Dickson of Peoples Democratic Party was recently re-elected for a second term in an election that was marred by violence. He defeated Timipre Slyva of All Progressives Congress, APC, the party of President Buhari.

    There have been calls, especially from Senator Ben Bruce, a Bayelsa State PDP Senator and other members of the party that President Buhari should toe the path of former president, Goodluck Jonathan who issued statements to congratulate members of the opposition party who won governorship election during his tenure.

    But Mohammed told journalists that President Buhari sees such congratulatory messages as unnecessary interference in elections or their outcomes which he will not engage in.
    “This President is not in the business of interfering and intervening in elections,” the Minister said.
    He also noted that the President never sent any congratulatory message to the APC candidate who was also victorious in Kogi State gubernatorial election.

    • Thesource

      Your fixation with Lai Mohammed will send you to an early grave, power has changed hands loser! Live with it!!

      • OMOLOYIN

        He can also die with it, it’s another option… Lol

  • IZON Redeemer

    This Yoruba man Liar Mohamed is a mental case—-getting insane–I believe–Does the 55 Nigerians who stole well over 1 trillion include Tinubu—-Fashola–Prof Yakubu-of INEC -Dambazua—Fayemi ati the governors from the south west and the ones from d Fulani north or only PDP officials–who worked with Dasuki?—Buhari is not going to be president for 200 years–Like Abacha one day he will be gone—–So let Buhari and the hired Buharmice ati the Apes in APC working on the web -to decieve Nigerians continue with their demonic works———It was not the PDP that urged Buhari to steal the budget at night–from the Senate–If a President can steal a National budget and change figures in then, then what do u think would have happened if oil was selling at $145-per barrel-as we saw during the era of Obj—Buhari like Abacha, Obj and Ibb would have emptied the vault–cause he does not even know what is happening in the various ministries–if not how can a sane president give 3 ministries to one thief Fashola—to handle-?

    • idcwebmanager

      please be more polity with your comment…I am Yoruba…i never support Mr. Lie Muhammed…so don’t say this yoruba man again

      • Thesource

        So what’s polite about using “lie” as against”Lai” ? You all are products of gutter upbringing, hence not surprised. However, power has changed hands! Live with it!!

    • SB

      You are mentally unstable

    • Your brain is running 360 degrees… Ask Saraki where he kept the budget..

    • Thesource

      Another deluded PDP e-maggot spewing gibberish which they are known for, all looters must face the consequences of their actions. JonaTAN and other PDPigs shall be held behind bars. Power has changed hands! Wail with it!!

  • expresso aladine

    LAI MUHAMMED IS THE MOST MENTALLY CONFUSED INFORMATION MINISTER.
    AFTER THE RIOTS OF JANUARY 2012 WELL OVER 1. 75 TRILLION NAIRA WAS
    DISCOVERED STOLEN IN OIL SUBSIDY BY 48 PRIVATE COMPANIES IN NIGERIA.

    • thewatcher

      You need help young one

    • SB

      Your brain is in the reverse direction

      • Spectre echo’s

        lol

    • He is confused because he is exposing your looting mentor… those you will be like when you grow up… may God help you.

    • Thesource

      You are obviously a product of a mentally deranged conjugal, a bye-product of a baby factory. Power has changed hands loser! Wail with it!!

    • OMOLOYIN

      Thumbs down for u!

  • Lanre

    Hogwash. Are you the investigating officer, Mr. Mohammed? Or have you turned yourself into the prosecution? Leave that to the A-G. In the meantime, declare your assets. Every company you own. Contracts you have taken from 2000 till date. Then I will take you serious. I am not hoodwinked.

    • thewatcher

      How is this statement relevant to the article above?…look at the amount of money corruption has taken from your country…are you okay?

      • Spectre echo’s

        i doubt that mate

    • G1gbolahan

      You clearly did not even read the article. Hard to understand what point you are making

    • Thesource

      How can an agent of corruption like you support the anti-corruption crusade? Your opinion is inconsequential in the subject matter, all looters must face the consequences of their actions. Power has changed hands loser! Cry with it!!

    • And who is begging you to take him serious? He has said it all, those who have eyes let them seeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • Tony

    SO YOU EXPECT BUHARI TO BE MAGNANIMOUS?

    Those of you expecting a leopard to change its spots and assume that of a Zebra are the real issues.

    You see me I am a realist, I face issues head on and I expect nothing from anyone but whatever I want I get up and go for it if I fail I know at least I have tried.

    I expect nothing from Buhari so I am not disappointed at any of his actions and would never be because I know they man can’t be helped.

    Blessed are those who do expect for they shall not be disappointed.

    When he lost elections in 2011 did he not come out like a kid in a candy store and threatened to pull down all the aisles if he dos not get his favourite candy?

    Did he not promise to make the country ungovernable through his then mouth piece senile Kaita?

    Did he not use his mouth to say if he does not win the election that the baboon and the dogs would be soaked in blood?

    The word magnanimity is even too big a word for him to understand so cry a river and wished he would congratulate a winner in a contest trust me he won’t. The man is not only a sore loser but he is also too crass to be civil. Would his congratulatory message to Dickson stop the man from being a winner that he is?

    Abeg Buhari keep your congratulatory message to those in Katsina your 97% docile rabid followers who cannot think for themselves but you must think for them. Or do you think at all? I am just asking o!

    Now where is that governor from Jigawa that said Bayelsa oil belongs to them? Ifu idad.

    True leaders are born not made “Nemo dat non quon habitte” you cannot give what you do not have. Buhari has no grace, finesse, class and does not even understand what it means to be graceful even in defeat so allow him lick his sores in peace mbok! He deserves to. He can’t give grace because he has none.

    Tyrants don’t congratulate but they scorn but this time, he is the one being scorned.

    Jonathan, you must give it to him the man is diamond mounted on a golden calf.

    You can’t hide his kind. Did he not congratulated Aregbesola, Oshiomole, Obiano? That is the difference between an educated man and another with kilishi wrap as his certificate.

    It never mattered to Jonathan that his party lost and even when it seemed like he was losing the last election the decent man called the tyrant and conceded defeat.

    Did the tyrant not promise to replicate such and actually said Jonathan’s magnanimity would be like the paradigm for all to follow? Oh! Well, it’s Buhari his word can never be his bond hence, why I do not take anything he says as anything of importance.

    The man is too mercurial and too slimy even for his own good. Buhari can’t stand by any of his words he is a liar period.

    • Thesource

      To all looters, Pmb is a tyrant. Nigerians have seen through the deceits of the PDP, a party sysynonymous with corruption. All looters must face the consequences of their actions, power has changed hands loser! Wail with it!!

    • favourtalk

      On how many thread will you post this, is this all your PDP master has to say for this week? Please write something new

    • Spectre echo’s

      you are talking as if you lost your period!!!!

    • Even monkey dey use internet. Na wa o.

  • idcwebmanager

    Mr. Mohammed, remember you political Godfather, was among, you are among, many of them are now in you party, If PMB want to be serious about this corruption crusade….everyone that sponsor his election should be investigate….

    God Bless Nigeria

    • SB

      If you have any evidence of corruption make it public or stop spreading falsehood

    • SpeakOut

      Everyone should be investigate, but it is one after the other, EFFC are going to those that are involved

    • Thesource

      Another corruption induced comment from a PDP retard, all looters must face the consequences of their actions. Power has changed hands! Wail with it!!

    • favourtalk

      Do you even think before typing the rubbish or you were told so by your PDP master? You need a brain reset

    • Did they us your money in sponsoring PMB’s election?

  • roro2000

    @EXPRESSO,

    Thank you, jare. ₦1.75 trillion was the amount stolen in oil subsidy ALONE, so how can the total sum
    stolen (separately) in each of the 36 states for seven years be equal to a less figure of 1.34 Trillion,
    if this Lai Muhammed claims he’s giving Nigerians the full picture of thefts between 2006 and 2013?
    What Lai Muhammed is therefore saying is that there was no stealing at all in any of the 36 states!

    • SpeakOut

      You’re missing out, the pdp ruled this country for 16 yrs and they were in charge of all the resources that have been damage now, you’re here ranting, please wake up, the former administration has destroy this Nation, with all our support with believe PMB will revival Her nation

    • Thesource

      Your penchant for the defence of corruption stinks to the high heavens, all PDP looters must face the consequences of their actions. Power has changed hands! Wail with it!!

  • Cleartruth

    This professor of lies is at it again. Nigerians are fully ready to support anti corruption war so long as it’s not selective. We want to see corrupt people in apc and PDP prosecuted alike. You can’t deceive us with your lies and propaganda anymore. We are living witnesses that dictator buhari anti corruption war is a fight against the opposition. The thieves in apc like amaechi, tinubu and co with loads of petitions against them in efcc are walking freely as saints. Dictator Buhari must fight anti corruption war across party line and by so doing Nigerians will praise him.

    • thewatcher

      Oh keep quiet you pdpig…the war is already across party lines but you’re too partisan to see it

    • TRUTH MASTER

      You give solace to the corrupt! And you are crude!!

      • LadyinRed

        what lie has he told, isint it the truth, these are the bad eggs that won’t want us to progress, in this country

    • SpeakOut

      Please boss, of you don’t know what to say, please keeo mute, for the good of HER nation, you should support the anti corruption war.

    • Thesource

      Corruption advocate, spin it whichever way you like, all looters must face the consequences of their actions. If the PDP govt couldn’t find anything against Tinubu for 16yrs, it’s only shows that there’s nothing against him. Power has changed hands! Wail with it!!

    • G1gbolahan

      Tinubu lost immunity of governorship since 2007 and for 8 years under PDP rule, they could not get a case to hang him for, they tried but always failed. So you people desperate to see Tinubu jailed…. Did you commit any crime on his behalf?

    • favourtalk

      You are one of the youth they have bought thier brain from saying the truth and knowing that stealing is corruption again.

  • agbobu

    ALL THOSE WHO LOOTED AND STOLE PUBLIC FUNDS MUST BE EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUADS, IF FOUND GUILTY AFTER VERY DUE AND VERY DELIGENT LEGAL PROCCESSES. END OF STORY

    • Spectre echo’s

      it will too quick and easy!

    • Exactly… PMB go on with your actions… The Pigs must cry…

  • thewatcher

    Well said our Honorable minister…Nigerians need to be angrier…we need to join the government in this fight against corruption. It has held this country back for too long

  • SB

    It appears that pdp is very creative when it comes to looting of money.

    • LadyinRed

      Very, very, they are only smart wen it comes to that, their brain naa calculator, bloody thieves

    • Spectre echo’s

      corruptivity you mean?

  • Thesource

    The PDP led administration raped the nation with reckless abandonment, the only saving grace was that power changed hands! However, all well-meaning Nigerians must insist they are all made to face the full consequences of their nefarious actions.

    • Sincere-Voice

      Exactly my point. After causing serious damage and destruction to the country’s economy for years, they are now running from pillar to post with a message of division on their lips. Enough is enough for Pdp. It’s time for them to vomit all they stole and shared from our common purse.

  • Isi Agwo

    Alhaji Liar, if your master Thiefnubu is not top of your list, then the list if fake. As fake as Bokohari’s 2016 budget or that his WASC “result.”

    • thewatcher

      Are you EFCC or are you an investigative journalist?….or are you just a brainwashed hungry pdpig!!

      • SpeakOut

        I believe you’re educated, so you should know the job of a minister of information.

      • Spectre echo’s

        ohuch… that one is going to hurt!

        • OMOLOYIN

          Lol.. Really hurting.

    • SpeakOut

      Olodo, is tinubu part of the federal? Tinubu was a good governor and he will continue to be a good leader

    • G1gbolahan

      No point, no sense, so safe to assume you have no brain

      • Spectre echo’s

        you are correct!

    • favourtalk

      Shut up, confuse youth been used by PDP daddy

    • It will continue to pain you… Snake head.

    • OMOLOYIN

      The fact is, you do not make any sense. Leave trash for lawma jor, leave comment for intelligent people that has something good to say.

    • Sincere-Voice

      For 16 years pdp could not find anything against him, but now you want buhari to conjure charges against him. If you have anything against him, please help make it public becos this time all those who stole from us must face the law.

    • Night Crawler

      Stop crying over spill milk, at least pdp probed him and they found nothing against him and he was released, what else do you want this administration to do about it

  • Fireman

    The truth is; corruption may well be Nigeria’s biggest problem…Kudos to the Buhari administration for having the guts, initiative and resolve to take on and take down corruption. We concerned Nigerians are behind you!

    • SpeakOut

      On point sir, we’re definitely behind him, he has prove is loyalty and determination to over come this battle

    • thewatcher

      Well said!

    • Spectre echo’s

      all the way sai……baba!

    • Night Crawler

      With PMB in the helms of affairs Nigeria will be great again, we will soon see some light at the end of the tunnel

    • If not PMB who else?

  • trutometer

    They illegally milked the cow and they do not want to feed the cow, therefore allowing the masses to die of hunger and underdevelopment, no way pdpigs, you have to pay the price.

    • Spectre echo’s

      its a law you shall reap whatever you sow…!

    • Night Crawler

      At the same time I urge the judiciary to step up their game and prosecute anyone found guilty of stealing public funds, not only jail them, they should refund the money they steal and also ban them from holding public office in the country

  • G1gbolahan

    I am very sure if we get to the root of it, the PDP in its sixteen years of ruling did enough looting to make Abacha look like a saint. Thankfully we have crossed that bridge

    • THEARGUMENTATOR

      Smile. That’s exactly how to qualify PDP acts while in power for all dis years. Thankx to the coming of APC! Change!!!

      • G1gbolahan

        Very sad some still resort to defending these callous people

        • OMOLOYIN

          It’s not their fault they have no choice than to defend their paymasters so that they won’t go hungry… Lol

  • thewatcher

    The time of corruption and impunity are long gone. This is an era of change and progress

    • Spectre echo’s

      word from the wise.!

    • Fireman

      Nothing the naysayers and pdp Nigerians wish to do can hinder this era of change!

  • Night Crawler

    All thanks to God for helping Nigerians to expose, I wonder what the country would be at the moment if pdp was in power, all Nigerians should stand up and support this administration to move this country forward

    • Spectre echo’s

      and forward we shall go!

      • OMOLOYIN

        Amen

  • Spectre echo’s

    where are the pigs now?

    • favourtalk

      Nowhere to be found.

    • OMOLOYIN

      In their swamp drinking mud water… Lol

  • THEARGUMENTATOR

    Nigeria must brake free of currupt leaders and bad governance ,lets support the change transformation and let’s sweep clean corruption in our Nation. Support the APC government in this transformation to move Nigeria to a much greater height among nations. God bless Nigeria.

    • OMOLOYIN

      Yes o

    • Spectre echo’s

      God bless Nigeria.

  • Change indicator

    Thank God pdp did not win the last election ooo.chaii

  • Sincere-Voice

    Do we need any soothsayer to tell us that there are some forces who are bent on running this country aground. No wonder some of them vowed and did all they could to stop Pmb from winning the election. They knew that with Pmb on the throne, it’s doom day for them.
    For the development and growth of this country, we all need to stand with buhari to shame this wicked forces. #istandwithbuhari

  • Change indicator

    We need to kill this corruption parasite before it consume us all

    • Night Crawler

      GBAM!!!

    • Spectre echo’s

      no doubt about that!!! work in progress

  • OMOLOYIN

    My utmost happiness came from the fact that pdp lost the ruling of this nation and the change we voted for is happening. Power has changed hands, die with it if you refuse to live with it.

    • Night Crawler

      Well said, its not business as usual… Everyone who help steal public funds must account for every kobo they steal

    • They have no choice…

  • favourtalk

    We should thank our stars for the delivery of Nigerians at all cost from the demons and blood/money sucking PDP that nearly collapsed Nigeria with various wicked deals and transaction under GEJ and his cohort regime

    • Night Crawler

      Gej brings Nigeria to its knee… Its only the grace of God and help of PMB that wi restore Nigeria, I urge Nigerians to be patient as PMB will achieve is campaign promises

  • LadyinRed

    I believe everyone( Young, old) should have a voice in this anti corruption movement, we need to war against those who has ever stolen from this country, they must face the consequences of their actions

    • PDP=Lies and Deceit

      Well said

    • The guilty are afraid… they shall face it!!!

  • PDP=Lies and Deceit

    Light will always prevail over darkness no matter what. This is stealing at the highest level

  • abayomi

    Truly some people need to have their hands cut off for looting our commonwealth.

  • thewatcher

    Corruption is at an end!

    • woman leader

      At the ending point now.

  • Spectre echo’s

    Goodluck will soon run out of luck…. you know what they say about saving the best for the last…. thats what i see here, we all know he has been a badboy… oh! sorry i meant badluck… soon he will come to his kneels

    • Night Crawler

      He has nothing to say that’s why his keeping quite, even if he escape judgement on earth, he won’t escape it in heaven for playing politics with innocent lives

      • SpeakOut

        Lobatan

  • DASUKI: i worked according to GEJ’s instruction.
    GEJ: I didn’t give any order…
    hahahahaahahahahah who is fooling who?
    only the pigs can be fooled…

    • ANTI PDP

      They are all crooks.

  • ANTI PDP

    No room for corruption in the new Nigeria.

  • ANTI PDP

    E no go better for PDP and their cronies. Thief Thief vagabonds

    • Fireman

      A bunch of wicked souls!

    • Idy

      The deepest part of hell has been reserved for them.

      • woman leader

        They will soon be forgotten.

  • SB

    No wonder they told Nigerians stealing is not corruption. The good news stealing is now corruption.

    • Idy

      Yes ooo

  • TRUTH MARSHALL

    And some bastards still support this pdp party of blood suckers even after this revelations?

    • They have been initiated… they are evil…

      • Idy

        EFCC will pay them august visit very soon

    • SpeakOut

      What do you think, these people are full of evil mind

  • TRUTH MARSHALL

    I wonder how thieves sleep well at night. Kudos Lai Mohammed for exposing pdp antics.

  • Goodluck Ebele Jonathan: stealing is not corruption… what do you expect from such a person?(to the pigs)

    • SpeakOut

      In PMB we trust, in PMB stealing is corruption

  • Idy

    Please children if you know your father stole public funds let your father see reason why he should return the money except you are ready to pay him courtesy visit in krikri maximum prison or kuje your choice..

    • MY TEACHER

      i AM 14 YEAR OLD STUDENT AND i RECALL MY HISTORY TEACHER TELLING US IN CLASS ABOUT HOW BUHARI STOLE 2.8B FROM NNPC-SIR CAN i SEND HIS NAME TO EFCC–AMAECHI ALSO STOLE 58B–FASHOLA 4TRILLION-TINUBU -6 TRILLION–CAN WE SUBMIT THEIR NAMES TO EFCC–MY TEACHER SAID NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO THEM–IS THAT TRUE

      • SB

        Lies and deceits from the deepest part of hell.

      • greatbiodun

        If you have evidence against them submit their names . Corruption and impunity must be stopped

  • TONY

    NOW, I SUPPORT A COUP:

    So, OBJ too can be gagged, where is Wole Soyinka, Tam David West, Pastor Bakare, Adeboye, Revn Okonkwo, Tinubu, where are the Southern leaders, some of the Yorubas that brought us to this point?

    Why have they left when the ovation is loudest and left the fight for the younger generation?

    I believe this is what they are thinking, okay, we have finished the country and sold our conscience, we would soon depart and allow the younger ones to stew in their mess.

    Posterity can never be kind nor have a good word to say about you lot. History would hold all of you accountable.

    You all foisted a tyrant on us now, you too have gone deaf and dumb, this deafness and dumbness is not from senility but from fear of what the tyrant would do to shut them up.

    As in seriously Buhari can order for people to be picked and kept in prison at his leisure without any charge and we are looking on helplessly and some are clapping, hailing him still as the saviour and no one has the temerity nor can stand up to ask him why?

    Really disheartening.

    ‪#‎Sobbing‬.

    Intimidation, subjugation, harassment of perceived enemies is rife and has taken over our young democracy and destroyed all the institutions that were built.
    How did we get here? Why did we allow this?

    ‪#‎TyrantBuhariMustBeStopped‬. Before he stops us.

    I am a Niger Deltan and I ‪#‎StandWithNigerDelta‬.

    I can’t stop agitating.

    • SB

      God does not answer such evil prayers

    • pheliciti

      Stopped from what really? From recovering monies stolen by your party members?
      From bringing thieves to justice? From bringing Nigeria back to the path of rectitude?
      Just spill out what really ails you, don’t hide your loot under the hazy concept of rule of law.
      Only last week, 2 thieves…lesser members of the profession you support were lynched at Onipanu Lagos for attempting to rob a woman of N200, 000. We didn’t hear your hypocrically shameless cry for rule of law. No, it’s reserved for the more illustrious members of your calling.

    • opy

      To all looters Pmb is a tyrant. All looters must face the consequences of their nefarious actions. But your leaders such as Sen Okunroumu, Yinka Odumakin, Olu Falae, Chief Adebanjo and others have all been advocates of corruption, isn’t that enough? Power has changed hands loser! Live with it!!

      • woman leader

        They are only ranting for no reason. Whether dey like it or not this country will be great again and the pdp will be put to shame.

        • opy

          They’ve already been put to shame comrade, their spokesperson has been crowned the Eze Gburugburu 1 of kuje prison. What more can we say? Glad power changed hands!

  • Nigeria4u

    Stop making noise and charge them to court.

    • SpeakOut

      Without no investigation, police man go do investigation before dey charge anybody go court, guy use your head

    • Olamide

      Animalia

  • ukoette ibekwe

    Trial by sensationalization. A useless government that cannot even prepare their own budget coughs up spurious amounts of money just to belie their ineptitude.
    Buhari where is our 2.8 billion you stole through PTF, where are the 56+ briefcases stashed with Forex that escaped Nigeria as diplomatic luggage during your first regime. Give us an account of how you implemented the 2015 budget.
    And remember you are not a good judge of corruption. Remember Abacha did not steal Nigeria’s money. But the international community has been returning Abacha’s stolen monies gradually.

    • opy

      Another PDP induced e-foolishness! Keep ranting, power has changed hands! Wail with it!!

    • Olamide

      Wail till you can wail no more

      • Otile

        So any mention of Mohamed’s own corruption is wailing according to his yorobber slaves. Pathetic

  • Arogbo

    The amount of money stolen by these people is mind boggling and we still have people in this platform defending the indefensible. This is ridiculous. Haba kilodede!!!

  • Otile

    From the Gowon regime till date politicians have been stealing, so Mohamed should probe them and still do something about Nigeria’s sagging economy. Talking about just looters in Jonathan’s administration is no substitute for doing his job. Unfortunately Mohamed’s discriminatory practices is going to hasten the disintegration of Nigeria. Some idiotic_yorubas can continue insulting people but they are not doing Mohamed any favor.

    • greatbiodun

      The fight against looters and corruption in all aspect of government has started. This is not just a fight against opposition but a fight to restore the economy, a fight to make this country a better place for all including foreign investors.let all embrace the government and allow zero tolerance for corruption and impunity

      • onome yansh

        It is good to fight corruption and recover stolen monies but the most important thing that ought to be done right now is to apply urgent and radical means to diversify our economy and see if we can earn resources from other means in the face of falling prices of crude oil. The Fed govt is not doing this presently. Rather, it is using stolen wealth as a diversion. The goal is to create the impression that all the wealth of the nation has been stolen so there is nothing this govt can do to fulful its promises to Nigerians. It is like saying blame the looters and not our inefficiency or lack of creativity. In the controversial 2016 budget, the Ministry of Information got more money allocated to it than the Ministry of Agric. It tells you how unserious the govt is. It is a govt that believes it can rule the nation with propaganda. Once people hear these humongous figures of stolen money and the assurance that the govt is going to recover all of it and jail the looters, the people are happy and can go to bed feeling good. IT IS PURE PROPAGANDA .

        • opy

          You are the real propagandist, your clueless party did nothing to diversify the economy in its sixteen disastrous years in power, yet you have the moral rights to accuse a govt that’s barely seven months of not diversifying the economy. To clear your lies, in 7months the refineries now produce over 6million litres of PMS per day, the Nigerian custom services generated N903bn in seven months and remitted same amount to the federal govt, as against the standard practice under your clueless hero from otueke creeks, where in 2014, they generated a meager sum of N162bn, but remitted only N2bn to the federal govt.
          You lack the moral rights to criticize this administration on whatever grounds, go bury your head in the sand, as all looters must face the consequences of their actions. Power has changed hands! Live with it!!

      • Otile

        I am not against fight against corrupt practices. What I am saying is that the fight must not be selective neither should Mohamed loose sight of the collapsing economy. As it stands now, his fight is vindictive, one-sided, hollow without any visible value added to the depressed country. The whole thing is much noise but no useful accomplishment.

    • opy

      Corruption advocate, all looters must face the consequences of their actions. You can continue with your empty threats of secession, that will never defer the government from ensuring that there’s probity and accountability in the system. Power has changed hands loser! Live with it!!

      • Otile

        I hate power changing hand to islamic oppression of my people. That kind of power is evil, oppressive, ungodly and must be condemned.

        • opy

          Power has changed hands bigot! Live with it!!

    • front man

      Abeg read well he said from 2006 to 2013 not only Jonathan’s administration

      • Otile

        Why did he not include looters from 1967 till date? Are those evil men and women sacrosanct?

        • front man

          Well you can direct your question to Google because I don’t know oooo

    • Night Crawler

      This administration will never probe them, because their predecessors fails to probe them, fight against corruption must be won, even if PMB will use his military power to restore sanity in the country and prosecute all looters is okay by me

    • Olamide

      Thunder will fire your generation for even tagging Yoruba as idiotic. I wonder why an OUTCAST like you has not been relegated to the ZOO.

      • Otile

        Ola, don’t get mad at me. Remember I said: some idiotic_yorubas can continue insulting people but they are not doing Mohamed any favor. I did not say that all Yorubas are idiotic. Are you trying to tell the world that there is no idiot_in Yorubaland? You see, you have ruined your own case with bad reasoning.

    • woman leader

      This is fight to finish, corruption will be wiped off this country.

      • AbujaKenneth

        Its not possible, it has not happen even is USA

        • woman leader

          Buhari will wipe all the looters out of this country or dey sud return our money or else they will abandon dem in jail .

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    This man thinks we are all morons,Nigerians are concerned with what actions you and your stand-still fascist regime are doing to create wealth and build a better economy than you inherited. These history tutorials and diversionary tactics are only ploys to cover the obvious failures in policy which have all indices pointing downwards, they cannot even present an honest budget,they presented a fraud based on borrowing and called it a budget.

    Talking endlessly about PDP as the nations economy descends into the abyss,electricity supply dwindles and becomes most expensive,petrol supply is erratic,no new visible capital projects,states owe salaries,there is mass retrenchment,the Naira is going foe above 300:1 etc and Lai Mohammed is still campaigning and telling cock and bull stories to whoever cares to listen.

    • opy

      The fight against corruption certainly gives the PDPigs a high BP, you all want us to sweep it under the carpet and move on as if nothing happened, no way, all looter must face the consequences of their actions. Power has changed hands! Live with it!!

    • front man

      Guy you need to visit a psycho home because Alhaji lai Muhammad never mention pdp now.
      He only analyze how trillion was stolen by some Governors, civil servants and co

    • Night Crawler

      The budget is their to boost the economy, but before then all loop holes must be blocked, stolen funds must be recovered and everyone who stole public funds must be prosecuted, I must tell you this administration will never fail because they have their people at heart and also will do everything in their power to take Nigeria and Nigerians to greater heights. The whole world needs to know what pdp did to destroy this country because of their selfish interest, corruption must be killed before it killed Nigerians. Don’t say things because it doesn’t favor you, its not business as usual

    • Olamide

      Takwaendo Incommunicado, i thought you should have gone incommunicado by now because all you post here are so senseless that a toddler would even spit at sighting your horror look. Your are even making affirmations that issues could be solved with good diplomatic brinkmanship, why not forward your advise to your paymasters during their misrule in the last 16years. It is better for you to keep quite and remain so. Watch from the spec and your would testify that the lord is good.

    • woman leader

      Please tell me the tittle of ur book

  • adeade

    Mr Liar, that’s not too much to steal nah.. I hope you included the ones you also stole as a contractor in Osun, Oyo, ogun and Lagos states.. Aregbesola still refuses to pay workers salaries despite the fed gov bail out..the workers are tird and praying for God’s intervention,he flies around with the helicopter.. I hope the money he stole is part of the calculation you did here… Hypocrites…Nigerians are now wiser than you thought…

    • opy

      True Nigerians are wiser, hence wouldn’t fall for your stupidity, the earlier you advocates of corruption realizes that it’s no longer business as usual, and that power has changed hands, the better. All looters must face the consequences of their actions. Power has changed hands loser! Live with it!!

    • front man

      I just laugh at some people on this forum.
      Give us evidence of this

    • Night Crawler

      So stealing trillions is not too much, that’s why your future will remain the same, because you never stand up to fight for your right. Alhaji Lai Mohammed will never do such a thing, his an humble man to the core, the mouthpiece for the poor and best minister of information Nigeria ever had, he will never even think of stealing public funds, becaus those are money meant for the people his also guilding, stop thinking like someone whose brain is on reverse gear and wake up from slumber

  • Wale Adegoke

    Late Pa Abraham Adesanya gave you the name lie lie because of some of certain traits he deciphered about your character which i will disclose in the days ahead. In the interim let Lie Mohammed tell Nigerians how much the Lagos State Government privatized his house along Isaac Jones Street in Ikeja to him? Because Nigerians have every detail of the transaction in their custody.

    • expresso aladine

      LAI MUHAMMED IS THE MOST MENTALLY CONFUSED INFORMATION MINISTER.
      AFTER THE RIOTS OF JANUARY 2012 WELL OVER 1. 75 TRILLION NAIRA WAS
      DISCOVERED STOLEN IN OIL SUBSIDY BY 48 PRIVATE COMPANIES IN NIGERIA.
      HOW WILL 7 YEARS THEFT BE 1.34 TRILLION NAIRA IF ONE THEFT WAS 1.75TRILLION?

      • front man

        Over sabi they worry your brain
        If you know better break it down and let’s see your fact

      • woman leader

        Mr man u know nothing. Park well.

    • Baba B

      To buttress your stupidity please tell us where “Isaac Jones” is in Ikeja GRA. Mumu who must post because others are doing so.

      • front man

        Don’t mind the guy he must tell us the useless details he knows

    • opy

      Your frustration is well understood, so your display of foolishness is about the defeat of the then Pa Abraham Adesanya which Lai Mohammed was instrumental to? Continue wailing loser, Lai Mohammed has moved to a greater height. Power has changed hands! Wail with it!!

    • greatbiodun

      Out of point. If you dont have anything tangible just keep quiet

    • front man

      This your contribution is pointless

    • Night Crawler

      Stop ranting thrash, Alhaji Lai Mohammed is saying what the efcc and icpc are saying his not the one who manufacture those figures, why do you think efcc suddenly wake up, because previous administration won’t even allow them do their work and also killed Nigeria economy, thats why Nigeria is on her knee, stop being sentimental and say the truth, sooner than later Nigeria will be great again under this administration

      • woman leader

        Ur point is meaningless, it is obvious u just looking for wot to say. Please keep quiet.

    • NaijaMindOfChange

      There is no sense in ur head

    • Olamide

      Absolute mumu is whou you are

  • front man

    Chaaaiii these leaders are crazy Mennn, they must return Nigeria money or face jail term

    • woman leader

      They will all be forgotten in jail if they refused to return our money .

  • front man

    If we do not kill corruption, corruption will naija this is the right time to call all these useless people that stole Nigeria into order
    They must return all

    • Night Crawler

      …or they will be prosecuted and also banned from holding any public office in the country

      • front man

        Nice 1

    • woman leader

      This administration is working endlessly to see that corruption is wipe off this country.

  • NinjaK

    Noise, Noise, Noise!
    Since you know them, arrest and charge them to Court!
    It is 8 months already o!!!

    • Olamide

      See mouth calling 8 months already o..Does your party even have the gut to talk about anti corruption. PDP looting our treasury since 15AD

    • woman leader

      Dey will definitely be arrested and if dey refused to return our money dey will rot in jail. Thank you Mr minister for information and culture for a job well done.

    • excel

      It’s a noise to dumb person like you. The war a against corruption has started, just keep watching as things unfold.

      • NinjaK

        I always pity people like you.
        News makes you happy, whilst your entire life is rotting away in unnecessary economic doldrums.
        Pity!

    • MushinSpeaks

      So you think you can prosecute and jail a corrupt person in two months? Our legal systemn needs restructuring.

      • NinjaK

        its 8 whole months not two Mr Mushin!

    • OMOLOYIN

      Are you just blind and dumb or you just return to Nigeria and even if you just did don’t you read news.

      • NinjaK

        Crap Post!
        Is the news your own Court?!
        Educated illiterates like you are always the problem!

  • woman leader

    Nigeria as gotten to a point that they don’t take nonsense, any one found or trace with our money with be procecuted.

  • Olamide

    PDP thieves on the prowl. This administration is a nemesis to all those looters. They will be brought to book sooner than later.
    PDP thieves on the prowl. This administration is a nemesis to all those looters. They will be brought to book sooner than later.
    PDP thieves on the prowl. This administration is a nemesis to all those looters. They will be brought to book sooner than later.
    PDP thieves on the prowl. This administration is a nemesis to all those looters. They will be brought to book sooner than later.

    • woman leader

      Pdp will soon be history in this country…

  • Alpha

    While the “witch-hunting” and vendetta cries are really nauseating, the bandying of figures by the government and its agencies are becoming irritating. What Nigerians want is action – period!
    The Dasukigate $2.1bn is not just a national shame but a tip of the iceberg. It is obvious that that amount could’t have ruined our economy as badly, so soon after the crude price crash, considering the multi-trillion Dollars that was earned during the peak 2009-2014.

    We expect follow up to the announcement last year of some revelations afforded the President on his USA visit last year. Most names being mentioned, especially those who receive money from Chief Tony Aneni are being rubbished unnecessarily. Also, some, if not most, of those listed above may not be culpable, especially if the bankers in the list are those mischievously incriminated by SLS in a bid to confiscate their business.

    The real thieves are yet to be caught, Nigerians are impatiently waiting, getting disgusted as a golden opportunity is being trivialized and mismanaged.

    • Olamide

      Your affirmation is baseless

    • excel

      Clueless comment, from the looters sympathiser. Corruption is now a crime, not a family settlement like we see under pdpig/ jonadaft.

    • woman leader

      U will all go down, including u there supporter.

    • SB

      We have started seeing the real thieves as they are exposed on a daily bases. They are all in the PDP and associates of PDP.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Mad men…they sat around table to loot our resources while many unemployed young graduates litter the street doing nothing. The system is throwing them into jail and web will have more of them in jail. Thank you Alhaji Lai for exposing them to us.

    • woman leader

      No sinner will go unpunish, dey will definitely pay for it.

  • evidence

    I hope Tinubu, OBJ, Amaechi, Fashola,El rufai and other loyal APC members are not among? Because Buhari has sanctified and made them holy. Liar Mohammed should also tell us what happened to the $2.8 bn buhari stole in 1978 and was traced to his account in midland bank. Liar should also tell us how much was stolen from 1983 -2005 because it was after buhari overthrew a democratically elected gorvernment‎ that our nation’s infrastructure  and wealth were plundered . We also want to know the names of the northerners that own 86% of oil well in Niger delta.

    • Olamide

      Why are our youths of nowadays so senseless. Imagine comment

      • evidence

        Mindless APC goon on the prowl ready to defend his Fulani master. Your brain is for decoration, if not, you would realize Liar Mohammed has prepared another dish for fools like you to distract from 8 months of APC cluelessness, vindictiveness,propaganda  and also the fact that it was buhari that sent Enang to steal and replace 2016 budget and blame it on Saraki. ‎

  • eclub

    Notice a glaring category missing: EX-PRESIDENTS.

  • AbujaKenneth

    Propaganda, Propaganda, Propaganda from All Propaganda Congress, a party
    of saints and economy builders yet they can’t pay salaries for seven months.

    • SB

      The truth about what pdpig is bitter but better said. Pdp is the association of crooks.

    • MammanJiyaVatsa

      You`re most likely a gate-man for some PDP gluttons somewhere in Abuja or some place…. the Inability to pay salaries started from who`s administration ? APC or PDP ?
      Are you schooled at all ?

      • Baba B

        Of course it is obvious he is not schooled and am also very sure he stands on his head as well

  • MammanJiyaVatsa

    Quantify what the military-Boys alone stole from 1976 till 1998, Nigerians need not be refugees anywhere globally !

    • Fred Duke

      I always knew that Goodluck Jonathan was running down Nigeria with his party. The moment he faltered at TGE fuel subsidy investigation, I knew that he lacked the courage and the will power to fight corruption. When GEJ showed interest to contest again in 2015, I shed tears because I knew that our Commonwealth was going to be looted silly. And it happened. Na mumu bin worry that shoeless uncle of mine.

  • Say the truth

    Have they all been convicted in a courtroom or Aso villa? I think the law presumed an accused innocent until proven guilty by the courts? Do you doubt that these individuals had been found guilty by APC government? Will they ever get fair trial and hearing to the shame of the government? The rule of law is part of democracy otherwise it becomes an anarchy. Lie Muhammed must learn the tenets of the rule of law before going to the world to ridicule his employer. It can’t be by emotions and sentiment it has to be by the laws.

  • Ebaah Odibo

    “.. war against corruption, irrespective of political, religious or tribal leanings.”

    That is the war on corruption that most Nigerians want. The APC government must show that it is not allied with former PDP members who looted and then ran to APC. Likes of Jim Nwobodo,Timipre Sylva and late Audu should have been denied membership of a truly anti-corruption party. A number of these 55 who stole 1.34 trn are former PDP members who are in APC. This includes Bukola Saraki and Rotimi Amaechi. Others governor were members of the constituent parties that made up APC. It is not only a PDP affair.

    Corruption will fight back any attempt to kill it. It fights overtly and covertly. In the covert operation, it infiltrates the fighting agency and dilute its strength. That is what seems to have happened to the Government’s war on corruption.Its moral right to fight corruption is diluted by presence in the government of many very corrupt individuals, who pay only lip service to the war. Therefore, PDP will gleefully say physician heal thyself.

    That said, any war on corruption, even halfhearted one is welcome! Naija politicians are killing the Nation

  • babateem

    Hun we don’t need to caouse on them they av already deserve it because all Nigerians youth are out side looking for job an some are stoling our money no problem sha God have already be on our side that is why he gave us PMB man of integrity man of hope mrchanger an I believe he did it pls just collect all the money from those persons

    • Fred Duke

      I hope you’re not looking for a job too, because I think you need an education more than a job for now. Just thinking.

  • The Voice

    Shame be to this government for being one-sided while we have people
    dying of Lassa Fever. Its just today they are calling for emergency
    meeting over Lassa Fever. All what they do is to distract Nigerians from
    their shortcomings with this corruption issue. I agree, but let the
    nation move forward, the government should focus on uplifting other
    sectors. Once again, SHAME BE TO THE GOVERNMENT!

  • MC

    if not that Rotimi, Fashola, Tinubu and other APCites were on that list, I’m sure Liar Mo would have mentioned the names. Hahahahaha!!!!

  • tony

    Thank God Lia mentioned past governors. That means Tinubu and Amaechi will be probed too. Lia should tell us how much of these monies was shared to him by Tinubu. We equally expect him to publish d names , figures without names is not enough. However, he should hv listed all corrupt officials from 1999 to date..We had Halliburton & Seamens scandals, until the culprits such as Obj, IBB, Abdulsalam Abubakar & other Generals are brought to book the war against corruption will not be taking serious.

    • Izedomi Ohirein

      Most of the ex-governors cases are those started in 2006, stopped by Late Yar Adua & Jonathan. Tinubu has been charged & acquitted under Jonathan. EFCC did not & has not probed beyond 1999.

  • otunne steve gofrey

    Nigerians are yet to hear the truth. Few days ago EFCC attempted to
    force PDP spokesman Metuh to sign an already written confessional
    statement not made by him. His refusal gave birth to EFCC hurrying to
    court the next day with assemblage of Metuh’s political enemies as their
    witnesses due public outcry. All their witnesses were ex- PDP members
    now in APC including ‘the Araraumes’ or their companies minus the
    banks.

    This is undemocratic, sadistic, uncivilized and anti
    godliness in the face of any righteous and God fearing religion, only
    the Bokon harramics and their likes rejoice in falsehood or shape the
    mood of Nigerians with half done bread baked in the oven of political
    victory, obtained from the altar of matured political antecedent.

    It is questionable that 90% of APC saints today were PDP members
    yesterday but the war on corruption keep evading them. Buhari government
    have shown that APC membership washes whiter than snow while PDP
    membership breeds thieves and robbers.

    • Izedomi Ohirein

      The truths will soon come to light. Friends of looters will be put to shame as looters are jailed.
      Stealing money for our national defence should be a Capital offence.
      Our Soldiers & innocent were unnecessarily killed, 2,000 Women made Sex Slaves & 2Million Nigerians made homeless.
      God bless Nigerians who worked & voted for change. God bless Buhari trying his best to bring sanity to Nigeria.

  • vincentumenyiora

    TALKING ABOUT CORRUPTION and the other associated malpractices/ improprieties in Nigeria, folks!
    Going back to this article I recall reading about names of owners of Oil and Gas Blocks in the Niger Delta and the South-south majority from the Northern Nigeria – the names includes Theo. Danjuma and Alhaji Atiku no prominent name of the Niger Delta people is registered on the list! Again (more over) the names of the total Block owners and Subsidy claimers (beneficiaries) – those they pay subsidies, were to be published under Jonathan’s administration so that we know how many of them pay the right taxes,; it could well be that the causes of the pipe bursting may be part grievances of the perpetrators, folks! The Oil Block owners do not belong to the Niger Delta people, I don’t know if Chief Clark as one and if he has one he should tell us how much tax he pay in the year, folks! I mean if all these people including those whose houses are on top of the (proverbial) Hill pay commensurate taxes in Nigeria, you’ll not be looking for funds to balance your budgets eevery year and funds for your Capital components of the budget will be assured! Part of the solutions to pipe bursting may well be to publish the names of the Block owners and if you do not have names from the zone as beneficiaries you wonder then what are we talking about correctness in Nigeria’s economic standing? Therefore, you must as early as possible make/ extend the allocation to them please – that will show that you people are rational in your thinking! Can somebody tell us what the case about the petroleum subsidy claimant who handed over 6ooM Naira to a National Assembly member is – we don’t seem to know what happened to his case! Also the issue of the DUE Process for the Energy-power enquiry what happened to it – all these may well be contributory to what is happening in the Niger Delta – do to others what you’ll want done to you that way will acting holistic in both practice and outlook!