Budget Padding Scandal: Buhari sacks Director General, Budget Office

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Tijjani Abdullahi as the new Director-General in charge of the Budget Office of the Federation.

The President also approved the appointment of Ben Akabueze as the Special Adviser on Planning to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.

Mr. Abdullahi, a fellow of the Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, and a banker of repute with experience in managing public finance, will replace the current Director-General (Budget), Yahaya Gusau.

Mr. Gusau, who replaced Bright Okogu (who completed two terms of office), was appointed to the office on August 18, 2015, for a term of four years that could have been renewed for another four years.

But he has now been sacked less than six months after, following the widespread irregularities detected in the 2016 budget presently under consideration by the National Assembly.

READ: SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the Massive Fraud in Buhari’s 2016 budget

Presidency sources told PREMIUM TIMES Mr. Buhari believed that the sacked DG failed to effectively deliver on his mandate.

The new Director-General (Budget) is expected to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning to efficiently deliver on the mandates of the Budget Office of the Federation, a statement by the presidency said.

Mr Akabueze, who is the immediate past Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos State, has worked in senior management positions in Citi Bank, Fidelity Bank, United Bank for Africa, NAL Merchant Bank, Sterling Bank and BIA Consulting Limited, among others.

He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; Fellow, Institute of Credit Administrators and Honorary Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers.


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  • Observer

    correct, no time for nonsense

  • Dr Quack

    Now this is change, no nonsense Sai Baba

  • whykay2miami

    Shape in or loose out…I’m happy I fought and voted for this change

    • Peter_Edo

      Sai Buhari!

  • Paul Young

    I just want dividends of democracy

  • ailandaaa

    Ben Akabueze… Astute choice. We await the constitution of the National Economic team.

  • MRnaijawantalk

    national embarrassment!

    • Igwe

      How?

  • Abdul

    SACK THEM ALL, THEY WANT TO SABOTAGE OUR CHANGE, I THINK MANY DIRECTORS NEED TO GO TOO, MOST OF THEM ARE THIEVES, THEY ARE SO USED TO CORRUPTION THAT NOT EVEN PRISON CAN SCARE THEM. THEY NEED TO GO, WE NEED CLINICAL SURGERY IN ALL THE MDA’S.

    • They should not only be sack.. but be prosecuted too..

      • Otile

        What do you do with Imam Buhari then? Remember the fish rots from the head.

  • newsbreak

    Breaking News:

    “Northern politician and activist, Najatu Muhammad, has rejected a federal appointment

    through the same channel by which she was appointed – newspaper! She seemed to

    have taken exception to the fact that her appointment was announced through the media,

    saying she was not consulted” by the Buhari government before her name was announced.

    …..CABLE NEWS

  • He should be investigated for prosecution too.

  • Höly Wähala

    Prompt, decisive and very welcome sacking of Yahaya Gusau, who replaced a Harvard doctorate degree holder with his BSc, History, from Bayero University in Kano… the difference has become clear like a spring in less than 6months on the beat. Another rather inexperienced hands in the Economic Team is Diploma Kemi with her roadside degree from a coverted polytechnic in East London. I would suggest the President dumps her and Udoma Udo Udoma (ati Emefiele) when the economy stabilizes a bit, the health of any country is gauged by the state of her economy… and this crass team does not inspire investor confidence, neither is the team capable of pulling Nigeria out of the dungeon of eminent doom occassioned the decline in crude prices.

    • Igwe

      impressive.

    • blow fissh

      Capital Health Surgical Center is dead

    • Otile

      That Kemi idiot_is showing her incompetence every day. I wish your god Imam Mohamed had more education he would do better. Good intentions and good words are not enough.

  • no_be_lie

    a bad carpenter will always blame his tools, buhari is a terrible leader not fit for today’s nigeria, less than a yr into his presidency he’s already overwhelmed

    • Igwe

      You this Ignoramus should Listen to yourself. “………terrible leader not fit for today’s Nigeria….blah blah blah”.
      If someone asks you to explain yourself you will start saying “ngbati…ngbati!
      Get off the computer and go resume selling Gala and pure water! You lack the intellectual capacity to comprehend the strides Nigeria has taken with Jonathan and now Buhari’s administration.

      It is people like you that necessitated the invention of “Koboko”!

      • Abdul

        I no fit laff, you mean that the guy should wiped with koboko? lol, maybe we should rob pepper on his ass before the wiping what do you think?

      • no_be_lie

        u re such a blind bat,
        keep following ur half baked dictator, the ditch is ur destination

  • Nwa Aba {Proud Biafran}

    Aku

  • Uwadiegwu

    Dead brain certificate forger, President Bokohari, will always blame someone else but himself.

    • Julius

      You mean every president prepare the National budget by himself/herself ? This is what I hate about fools like you trying to be half ass smart. Next you will tell us you are educated with a phd in something. Your thinking , reasoning is horrible and unworthy of somebody that can type words on a comp.To you, he should have fired himself.Right ?

      Right ?

      • Abdul

        Yes he is educated in PhD in foolishness lol.

      • Ochon

        Stop thinking and talking from your anus. The president signed that document for God’s sake are you guys saying the president should be exonerated for signing documents he did not read? Apc minions! Some of u think buhari is one small god. Sakaren banza!

        • Julius

          You are a moron 4real !. Presidents read the whole budget ? Nobody is God but God Himself. I will Criticize him when its called for. No having a headache just by seeing his name on the news. Yes, he took responsibility by firing who he put in charge that did that terrible of a job. Thats what good leaders do !

          • share Idea

            If Buhari could easily sack the DG for not doing a diligent job, what do we masses do to Buhari for failing in his duties too – signing off without cross-checking a few pages of the budget document or held several FEC meetings that would have availed him the opportunity to hear the ministers defend their budgets.

          • Julius

            well, he might have review some pages but, that do not make the whole budget. Lets be real, the fraud was pointed out to him and he took action. When was the last time we have a leader like that ..since Obj ?

      • Burning Spear

        The buck stops on the table of the president—–period————-or he should get the hell out of aso rock

        • Julius

          Yea, like your smi-god Jonathan fired himself when he had no clue what was going on under him. Dasuki and women were running the country while he was under mama piss skirt taking orders. You talking about buck stop by somebody’s desk ? Please get some more drinks.

    • Fadama

      Keep wailing. Otuoke, I believe is still in Nigeria. So, feel free to seek abode in one of the creeks there

    • excel

      your ranting tantamount to nothing. if you are tired of your life, lagoon will be of help.

  • REDEEM

    Najatu Muhammad an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari has

    rejected an appointment to be the chairperson of Dutse Federal University.

    In a letter addressed to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu,

    titled: “Reconstitution of the Governing Councils of 12 Federal

    Universities”, Muhammad said she was not consulted before the announcement

    was made in the media.

    Read letter below:

    I, Najatu Muhammad, wishes to thank you so much for considering me worthy

    of being appointed the chairperson of Dutse Federal University. It’s

    however, unfortunate that I was not consulted before the announcement in

    the media. I also regret that I have to use the same medium to announce

    that I can’t accept the appointment for some personal reasons.

    I will however remain an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari in

    his effort in charting a new course for this country. A course that we

    pray will put this country back on the path of progress. I will also

    continue to support the presidents fight against corruption and other ills

    of this country.

    I will also continue to support the presidents fight against corruption

    and other ills of this country. My unflinching support for the President

    will remain for Allah’s sake and country.

    I pray that Allah will continue to guide and protect our President.

    “Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the statement read.

    Muhammad is the first person to publicly reject an appointment from Buhari.

  • Julius

    Quick and decisive action.Thank you Mr. President. If Buahri has been the president 2 years ago Dr NOI would have been . No question about that. A so called best Finance minister in the world taking orders from Dasuki, trying to cover up her ass with a memo. Nonsense !.

  • Fadama

    Personally I welcome this. Once you under perform, you are immediately booted out.

  • clairvoyance

    That’s a president that knows his onion, what Nigeria actually needs now. When you fail in your responsibility to the Nation you get a boot in the ass. Hoping all other civil servants involve in the padding of the budget are booted out as well.

    • Mayo

      Why sack the DG and keep the Minister? Both of them should have been sacked after all the DG reports to the Minister.

      • Enemona

        Because the minister wasn’t yet appointed when the budget was completed.

        • Mayo

          When did Buhari present the budget and when were Ministers appointed?
          You can argue that the budgeting process had started long before the Ministers were appointed but not that they were complete before the Ministers were appointed.
          Secondly, it is still the job of the Ministers to go over the budget before it gets passed on.

    • Segun Abiodun

      Knows what onions?
      Ha ha ha ha ha ha lol
      This fellow Tijjani Abudullahi is an empty fellow.
      He made a third class at ABU and failed his ICAN examinations and have to move over to ANAN to become a chartered accountant.
      There is no doubt that he became a chartered accountant based on quota .
      Ha ha ha ha lol
      This is simply EL Rufai getting appointed the DG budget through the back door.
      This fellow is el Rufais brother in law. Both el Rufai and Tijjani are married to blood sisters. When el Rufia was appointed the DG of BPE he brought in Tijjani through the back door. Tijjani was not subjected to any interview process as was required. When el Rufai was appointed the minister of the FCT he again tried to force Tijjani in as DG BPE but his plot failed as Tijjani was unable to compete with others like chief Mrs Irene Chibugue.
      Having failed to make him the DG BPE , El Rufai moved him to the Abuja property development company . Using Tijjani, el Rufai was able to amass large tracks of land.
      A lot of the land that was fraudulently acquired by el Rufai is held on his behalf by Tijjani. He is el Rufais stooge.
      El Rufais puppet on a string
      Ha ha ha ha ha lol
      With Tijjani as DG budget Nigeria is in big trouble.
      An air head handling the budget
      Ha ha ha ha ha ha lol.

      • Segun Abiodun

        I meant he had to move over to ANAN to become a chartered accountant

      • share Idea

        It is good that Buhari keep recycling his Northern brothers and their fruits are obvious to all. To me, all these gragra does not add up. Buhari should settle down to work, hold regular meetings with ministers and be briefed on workings of government.

        • Segun Abiodun

          I totally agree with you.
          Buhari is focused on one singular process- the war against corruption.
          He has neglected other very important aspects of our socioeconomic existence.
          Our economy is in shambles
          The dollar today is exchanging a t 1 USD to 340 Naira – disgraceful.
          Our banks are no longer lending money to the real sector and factories are closing down because they are unable to import vital raw materials required for production
          Our stock market has lost over 2 trillion and consumer confidence is at an all time low.
          We have been delisted from the emerging market index by JPMORGAN and our bonds are being dumped internationally.
          What is even worse is that Buhari does not have an economic team that can articulate a way out of our difficulty.
          It is really a sad time for Nigeria.
          We have insulted the very person who can get us out of this mess- Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.
          And other African countries are happy at our misadventure.
          Today Okonjo Iweala is helping over 20 African countries to restructure their economy and reposition themselves for the future.
          While here in Nigeria we are still playing ethnic politics.
          Let me make a prediction
          This is going to end up being 4 wasted years.
          Buhari would end up not accomplishing much
          We Yoruba have shot ourselves in the foot because of our support for Buhari.
          Nigeria is in a total mess.

  • FreeNigeria

    This is one firing that’s well deserved. The Budget office failed terribly.

  • Bams_nifs

    @disqus_PypAIFNyUr:disqus

    History will vindicate me. A thoroughgoing deceit is afoot. Nothing anyone did in the civil service
    could have had an effect until it was affirmed by the incumbent Minister of Planning and Budget,
    UDO UDOMA, whose signature speeded up the proposed Appropriation Bill estimates onto the
    desk of President Buhari. President Muhamadu Buhari now gives the rather false impression
    that he (Buhari) merely signed the draft Appropriation Bill without reading it, and without even
    understanding it. That’ll be the worst act of negligence in presidential history worldwide.

    • StraightTalk

      WITH 99% OF THE MEDIA POCKETED, THE BUHARI REGIME WILL GET AWAY WITH THIS.
      HOW A MINISTER FOR BUDGET CAN BE INNOCENT OF FRAUD IN THE BUDGET HE SIGNED,
      AND HOW THE PRESIDENT TOO CAN BE INNOCENT FOR SIGNING IT, IS COUNTER-INTUITIVE.

      • ’70

        That’s why a SA has been appointed for Udoma by the President. Other Ministers appoint their own SA’s. I think the President just spared Udo the blushes

        • kunle D.

          @disqus_a0XCXp9UAo:disqus

          You are right. Dismissal is the next logical step if Udo Udoma lacks self-respect
          to resign for official blunders, as indeed he does not appear to have in the least.

  • Darlington

    This is the result of lopsided appointments. Why could Buhari have appointed an inexperienced hand to head Budget Office? Yahaya Gusau failed his first national assignment. Buhari should equally sack Udo Udom and Kemi Adeosun to satisfyNigerians who were taken aback by these mindboggling scandals bedevilling the so called Budget of Change which has turn into Budget of Corruption. Yahaya Gusau should be arrested by EFCC immediately if Buhari is seriously about anti corruption fight.

    • Omo Akin

      Yahaya Gusau was not appointed by Buhari, he was a hold over from previous administration. The signal is that you fail to perform, you get the boot regardless of whether you are a hold over or new appointee.

      • CovertNigerian

        Did you see the paragraph that stated that Yahaya was appointed in August 2015? Are you disputing the date or saying that GEJ appointed this guy after leaving office?

        [see paragraph 4]

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    Major General Letam W. Wiwa, the younger brother of the late Ogoni rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, has denied allegations contained in reports published in The Sun Newspaper and The Vanguard newspaper on Monday, February 15, 2016 that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as part of investigations into the alleged arms deal involving the office of the National Security Officer during the tenure of Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd).

    General Wiwa, in a letter by his counsel, Joseph Nwobike, SAN, is demanding a retraction of the reports and an ”unqualified apology” within two days, and ”payment of the sum of two billion naira for damages” for publishing the “malicious, libelous” reports.

    Wiwa accuses the newspapers of authoring the reports “with the sole intention to discredit, disparage, impugn and destroy the distinguished military career, integrity, image, credibility, reputation and standing in the society, for the sole commercial benefit of your company.”

  • Sir Demo

    PMB is scaheming for Jagaban to suceed him in 2019 wallahi. Dabiri and Akabueze! Tinubu people again! Wailers over to ya

    • Segun Abiodun

      Impossible
      How about the midget El Rufai?
      Ha ha ha ha ha lol

      • Sir Demo

        SSG or Afobaje

        • konkobelow

          @Kulungile:disqus

          Has President Buhari got anything right since he resumed office on 29th May? I am not aware of anything he’s got right. He fumbles and wobbles. He gets everything wrong. By November last year,
          the U.S media wrote him off as a failure. It took the Nigerian media one more month to come round – after British newspapers also wrote Buhari off as a bane. According to The Economist of London, President Buhari ‘worsens’ the state of affairs he met on resuming duty.

  • Questioner

    President Muhamadu Buhari,

    Please answer the next four [4] questions in public for the sake of history, viz:

    • Do you admit that the 2016 Budget Bill you signed and submitted to the National Assembly
    is a bill of frauds intentionally designed to steal 25% of the money under the national budget?

    • Do you admit that the Planning and Budget Minister (Udo Udoma) proved incompetent on the job
    and cannot be an agent of CHANGE if left on the job, regardless how many assistants hold his hands?

    • Under what law or convention did you thereafter leave the 2016 Budget Bill inside the National Assembly;
    to be debated, substituted or discarded, if truly this fraud 2016 Budget is your personal vision of CHANGE?

    • What responsibility do you take as president of the federal republic of Nigeria for scoring zero in the task
    designated as a most important duty of an elected president; for failing to prepare a honest or sensible budget?

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    Buhari is a National Disgrace—he is only out looking for a fall guy to use in covering his satanic stealing habits–that he thought Abacha——-There was no sense in the sack of the said DG—–The main question Nigerians should ask Buhari is if he ever went through the budget b4 presenting it to the National Assembly–?–The answser is yes he did————But because he is a stark illitrate, he pretended to understand what was handed over to him—- What did he do with the budget he stole at night from the Senate-?-Was-it the said DG, who again removed it from the office of Saraki? Buhari is a thief period——Why did Buhari sack all the old Permanent Secretaries and had them replaced with civil servants who could not even pass their exams? The answer is that he foolishly sacked them because he wanted to operate with novice-who will help him pad the budget–and then pretend as if he did not know what he was doing-when caught-red handed-The same way he delayed the apointment of Ministers–So that by the time they will start work—he must have cleared all that remained in last years budget-Then turn around to lie to the global leaders that he saved 7.4 trillion from corrupt Jonathan Ministers—-thieves————–liars—–looking for fall guys to use———————–

    • excel

      you are a disgrace to your family and generation. bitter loser

    • Truthometer

      If you can afford it, go and buy new brain instead of the fake “made in biafraud” that is confusing you. My sympathy!

      • IZON Redeemer

        Am I an Ibo man–animal

        • Buhari4Ever

          Deri Orbuka, are you better than any Ibo man?

  • Mrs. Oladele

    DEAR SIR,

    Please help us tell the whole world. Buhari’s government is worse
    than useless to non-members of his APC party whom he vowed he will give 90% of
    national resources and official posts, as President Buhari is already doing. For
    five days running the centre of commercial capital city of Lagos has been in
    total darkness – five days now! No electricity for one second. No private
    generator can work continuously for five days non-stop.

    I am not sure how the people in Tejuosho,
    Yaba and Ebute-Metta voted last year. But even if they had voted for
    the rival party, is permanent darkness the punishment the people now deserve?
    Is it an offence not to belong to any party? Is it an offence for anybody to refuse
    to wave broom all over the place in the afternoon like a fresh lunatic? What is this?

    If you say Jonathan was not good, then Buhari is worse, because at no time
    under Goodluck Jonathan did Lagosians witness five days of continuous darkness.
    We have seen more darkness under Buhari than under any government since Nigeria
    gained independence on October 1st 1960.

    • favourtalk

      Someone is crying, please help him. He lost his memory

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    This is a decisive action and quite prompt by president Muhammadu Buhari government almost one year in office after former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,who appointed those PDP members into those national agencies positions.
    President Buhari was patience enough for keeping those fellow PDP members in those national agencies positions.
    @9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI:You sound like a cursed moron whose future is doom with your non-sensible comment.

    • Gabriel Olasebikan

      Are you actually a “Dr”? Which of the doctors are you? Witch “Dr” i guess. This man was appointed in August 2015 by Buhari. Or you have forgotten that Buhari took over from GEJ in May?

    • favourtalk

      Get over the hatred. GEJ your hero failed us and PMB is trying to help us all in the country

    • Kñîghtš Tëmpłær

      Mr. Gusau was appointed by Buhari not Jonathan…

    • REDEEM

      u are sick–the man is the fall guy animals–Buhari is the thief—that is why sane people are rejecting his offfer of appointments-

      • Buhari4Ever

        Deri Orbuka, you are one who is sick but not aware.

  • excel

    It is hight time the pdpig rogue pave way. Good one from Mr President.

  • Profy

    Buhari wake up….Sack all the biafrans in the Agency and Parastatals and all GEJ Appointee. if you dont take action now, they will sabotage u. Biafrans hate u. No mercy, SACK THEM ALL. They want to bring ur Govt dowN. They are everywhere either looting or instigating Violence. Even the Soldiers giving out information to Boko Haram are biafrans. Wake up Buhari. The Time is NOW. SACK THEM ALL.

  • Ebubedike

    There is only one angel in Nigeria: Bokohari. He takes no responsibility. For all blind APC mice, that is another smart move by President Bokohari. Perhaps, a move to stem the eroding value of the Naira (N345 = $1), and rescue hundreds of businesses closing down in Nigeria, and sacking thousands of Nigerians as they shut down. There is only one angel in Nigeria: the certificate forger.

    • favourtalk

      Sorry ehn, your loss of GEJ will soon heal. Biggot ethnic sentiment

    • favourtalk

      You will soon be alright. Pmb is our president, deal with it

  • favourtalk

    Way to go sir, many of them are still remain that wants to sabotage your government, we need to move the nation forward and those of GEJ are only interested in money and embezzlement. Kudos to PMB

    • As i see am

      IS THIS 2016 ONE A BUDGET OF CHANGE THAT BUHARI CALLED IT BEFORE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY?

      IT LOOKS LIKE A BUDGET DRAFTED BY ISOLA OYENUSI AND LAWRENCE ANINI IN A ROBBERS’ DEN?

      • Alkalimam

        THIS IS ALL WE KNOW……..

        • ₦38.23billion developed legs and got missing in Central Bank under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
        • ₦1.97billion was paid out in cash and entered on Central Bank accounts as “inexplicable expense” by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
        • ₦20billion was paid out in cash as Legal Fees by Sanusi Lamido to persons un-known.
        • ₦3.086billion was paid out in cash by Sanusi Lamido as expense to promote Central Bank image.
        • ₦160billion was taken out of CBN by Sanusi Lamido CBN on self-determined activities.
        • ₦240billion was discretionally doled out at will as ‘donations’ by Sanusi Lamido.
        • ₦1.12billion was taken in cash and entered as paid to a non-operating airline for charter service.
        • ₦1.12billion was claimed as spent by Sanusi Lamido on lunch for CBN police guards in one year.

    • INQUEST

      @favourtalk:disqus

      Open Senate Probe on BUHARI’s FRAUD Budget now!

      The Buhari media-spinners have been thoroughly defeated. Their tactic
      was to keep defecting attention from the 2016 Budget. The people of Nigeria
      refuse to be deflected by those uselessly bribed journalists. I congratulate
      the people of Nigeria. The next battle is to bring the criminals behind Buhari’s
      self-claimed ‘Budget 2016 of fraud’ to justice – including President Buhari too.
      This budget 2016 scam is an outright organized crime.

      All the collaborators must be uncovered and punished. It is not up to
      President Buhari to decide that, no, because he is a co-accused for signing
      that fraudulent budget to convert sheer fraud into Appropriation Bill for an Act.

      As a matter of law the Senate must promptly summon President Buhari, and,
      summon both Udo Udoma and the other hurriedly sacked Director of Budget
      (who may just be a fall guy or scapegoat in this top-level organized crime).
      They must all appear before a special committee of the Senate on official fraud.

      The Senate will conduct a full hearing and result of that hearing will help the Senate
      calibrate an appropriate punishment for each of these irresponsible officials who
      attempted grand scale fraud on all Nigerians.

      • Zeetabeetaphi

        Yes O! Penalty must follow crime. Attempted theft is crime under Nigerian law. No scared cow on this matter. Every conspirator in this budget crime must face the law. No negotiation on this one. President Buhari has
        no immunity against this offence. He must face the penalty stipulated under the law for his misconduct. Any Senator bright and honest should move the motion latest Wednesday for an ad hoc Senate investigation committee to be set up for plenary investigation of all persons implicated. No family affair on this one O!

        • Invitro

          …Buhari won election on 28th March 2015…..but remained blank until 30th September……
          when he was eventually roused from slumber….to realize he has no cabinet 8 months late….
          …….he just looked at those that have been sitting across him since last year and named them….
          with 8 months lost to levity….fraud replaced possible good thinking….and…Nigeria worsened……

      • ohanaeze2

        “Nigeria is no longer a country. It is not a country where people can live to survive. Nigeria is a place

        ruled by criminals and thieves, as well as by those who believe in plundering and looting.”

        ……Mbazulike Amaechi

        (Nigeria’s First Minister of Aviation)

        [September 14th, 2014]

    • elder kutie

      MUHAMADU BUHARI IS VERY RECKLESS WHEN IT COMES TO FREE MONEY FOR HIMSELF.

      HE HAS NOTHING GOING FOR HIM ANYMORE AFTER THIS BUDGET FRAUD WAS EXPOSED.

      NOBODY WILL BE SURPRISED IF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS OPEN OVER THIS FRAUD.

      • 9ja is finished under buhari

        Buhari is a thief—-a quiet rogue—worst than Late Abacha————————-

        • Buhari4Ever

          Deri Orbuka, you can post comments and reply your own f00lishness. That’s the new definition of madness.

          • c. agwu

            @Buhari4Ever:disqus

            Please, is it true that President Buhari budgeted 39 billion Naira to run his own office? I read it somewhere too that he budgeted to buy 189 million Naira worth of car tyres in one year for
            the cars in the presidential office? If that is what is in this 2016 budget, people are right to
            be angry. This is like a thief budget. Is Buhari doing car race? How can somebody need
            189 million Naira to buy tyres in one year? Out of how much in the total budget? Look,
            let us tell the truth. This Buhari is NOT the solution to our problem. He’s part of it.

          • Public Records

            “Unwittingly, and I dare say unintentionally, the application of the Leahy Law Amendment

            by the United States government has aided and abetted the Boko Haram terrorists.”

            …………….PRESIDENT BUHARI

            (Speech at United States Institute of Peace, U.S.A)

            [July 22, 2015]

    • when will sanusi be be charged

      Alkalimam As i see am • 2 hours ago

      THIS IS ALL WE KNOW……..

      • ₦38.23billion developed legs and got missing in Central Bank under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

      • ₦1.97billion was paid out in cash and entered on Central Bank accounts as “inexplicable expense” by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

      • ₦20billion was paid out in cash as Legal Fees by Sanusi Lamido to persons un-known.

      • ₦3.086billion was paid out in cash by Sanusi Lamido as expense to promote Central Bank image.

      • ₦160billion was taken out of CBN by Sanusi Lamido CBN on self-determined activities.

      • ₦240billion was discretionally doled out at will as ‘donations’ by Sanusi Lamido.

      • ₦1.12billion was taken in cash and entered as paid to a non-operating airline for charter service.

      • ₦1.12billion was claimed as spent by Sanusi Lamido on lunch for CBN police guards in one year.

  • Burning Spear

    Buhari is a National Disgrace—he is only out looking for a fall guy to use in covering his satanic stealing habits–that he thought late Abacha——-There was no sense in the sack of the said DG–he Buhari appointed himself———————–The main question Nigerians should ask Buhari is if he ever went through the budget b4 presenting it to the National Assembly–?–The answser is yes he did————But because he is a stark illitrate and a thief, he pretended to understand what was handed over to him—- What did he do with the budget he stole at night from the Senate-?-Was-it the said DG, who again stole the budget from the office of Saraki? Buhari is a thief period——Again why did Buhari sack all the old Permanent Secretaries and had them replaced with civil servants who could not even pass their exams? The answer is that he foolishly sacked them because he wanted to operate with novice-who will help him pad the budget–and then pretend as if he did not know what he was doing-when caught-red handed-he uses his own Fulani brother as the fall guy———was it Tijjani Abdulahi the voted 1.75b for food in Aso rock–?—-Delayed the apointment of Ministers–so that by the time they will start work—he must have cleared all that remained in last years budget-Then turn around to lie to 9jas that he saved 7.4 trillion from corrupt Jonathan Ministers—-thieves————–liars—–looking for fall guys to use–happily there are millions of them Niger Republic where Buhari hails from Ole barawo buhari-

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, go and sleep with all the demons tormenting you. Buhari is not responsible for your misery

    • SBA

      You will die of Buhari’s phobia.

  • Kickboxer

    kai….poor DG…. the figures were padded by ‘political exposed” & criminal-minded persons in Aso Rock & surroundings. Instead of exposing these people they threw the wrong man, the DG, under the bus……….the job of the DG is only to compile(aka type or print out) figures sent from different parastatals/ministries….so why sacrifice the wrong guy?

    IS BOKO HARAM’S SHEAKU now running Aso Rock? The same mindset that choose to bomb poor civilians in markets in the north, instead of criminals who are impoverishing them, is the sam who threw this poor DG under the bus instead of the criminals & ‘politically exposed persons in Aso Rock who padded the budget.

    • Burning Spear

      Buhari is a National Disgrace—he is only out looking for a fall guy to use in covering his satanic stealing habits–that he taught late Abacha——-There was no sense in the sack of the said DG–he Buhari appointed himself———————–The main question Nigerians should ask Buhari is if he ever went through the budget b4 presenting it to the National Assembly–?–The answser is yes he did————But because he is a stark illitrate and a thief, he pretended to understand what was handed over to him—- What did he do with the budget he stole at night from the Senate-?-Was-it the said DG, who again stole the budget from the office of Saraki? Buhari is a thief period——Again why did Buhari sack all the old Permanent Secretaries and had them replaced with civil servants who could not even pass their exams? The answer is that he foolishly sacked them because he wanted to operate with novice-who will help him pad the budget–and then pretend as if he did not know what he was doing-when caught-red handed-Happily he uses his own Fulani brother as the fall guy———was it Tijjani Abdulahi who voted 1.75b for food in Aso rock–?—-Delayed the apointment of Ministers–so that by the time they will start work—he must have cleared all that remained in last years budget-Then turn around to lie to 9jas that he saved 7.4 trillion from corrupt Jonathan Ministers—-thieves————–liars—–looking for fall guys to use–happily there are millions of them in Niger Republic where Buhari hails from Ole barawo buhari-

    • zoomania

      @Kickboxer,

      No way that this matter will ever be let go, my brother. It must be pursued to logical conclusion. The DG that Buhari sacked is just a cover up. The DG must have his own day in court of public opinion. Even if he joined to falsify or to inflate figures, he was not the only one. Where are the others who were part of it? Buhari is indirectly telling us now that only that DG did all the fraud. That cannot be true! We want to know the whole gang of thieves inside there.
      Buhari is indirectly saying that BUDGET MINISTER is just a dunce that signs anything the DG brings, not so? Nonsense! How about Buhari himself? He too signed APPROVAL on it, so is he like his BUDGET MINISTER?

    • whales1212

      “the job of the DG is only to compile(aka type or print out) figures sent from different parastatals/ministries” You really know about this budget stuff bruv. Lol

      • Kickboxer

        Mr. “technically intelligentsia”…..tell readers what else the DG does….maybe you should become the DG

  • IZON Redeemer

    Are we Nigerians——being told here that Buhari did not also know the post of Vice-chancellors are tenured? Thank God for the woman who rejected the offer of a VC job by demonic Buhari— She may have rejected the offer because she knows the law that VCs, cannot be removed before the expiration of their term without a prima facie case of incompetence or dereliction of duty BEING ESTABLISHED AGAINST THEM. And even then only on the recommendation of the board of the university’s governing council. But the Satanic government of Buhari, not only sacked the VCs recently without board approval, Certificateless Buhari and the Apes in APC with a law Prof as his VP, went ahead and sacked the boards before firing the VCs. This is not the first time that Buhari is knowingly breaking the law-with all the impunity at his disposal. He did same with the Customs Department where outsiders are not supposed to be hired to work as CGC-But Buhari whose government can only likend to that of Adolf Hitler-do not care—For the only thing that is lacking in his Satanic government is the Hail hitler salute-that is yet to be introduced to our soldiers———–that he has been disgracing daily with fake arms purchase stories that Liar Mohamed ati Adesina often helps him plant in media houses- animals

    • Rommel

      They want to appoint Goodluck Jonathan as VC after all he has a Phd,

      • IZON Redeemer

        Ibo manu- We are talking about respect for the laws of the land——–the constitution—at least a shame on the Apes in APC that a woman who was once the suporter of Buhari -rejected such a mouth watering offer which was tainted with illegality because she knew it was wrong for Buhari to appoint VCs who have done no wrong and whose tenure was yet to expire———————At least we never saw any woman REJECT THE LEAST offer of a job in the administration of Jonathan-

        • Alamu

          To you it is mouth watering. Maybe the woman does not want to go and “chop”. Nobody rejected GEJ’s offer because he appointed people who wanted mouth watering offers so they could “chop”.

    • Alamu

      The tenure of nine of those VCs ended on 15th Feb 2016. Buhari did not renew their tenure. He does not need the approval of the board So what are you yabbing about? Do a little more research, the woman was not appointed VC.
      If I were in Buhari’s shoes, I will appoint someone from outside to run the Customs. The place is filled with corruption. There is no way a Customs officer can clean the place, just as no Policeman can cleanup the NPF. He must have been corrupted. ~Why do you think some people wanted GEJ in 2011? Because he was a breath of fresh air!

  • xyzmillenium

    Excuse me, i don’t know if you remember AKALUKA? I just remembered him. I remember how Hausa people
    cut his head in Kano and nothing happened to any of the Hausa people who committed this open murder.
    What I am saying therefore is this.I like this discussion. I like the different angles people are looking at it.
    But when I remember AKALUKA I find it hard to contribute to the debate on BUHARI and SANUSI LAMIDO.
    The only thing i can say before they track me down with SKYNET is that Buhari is a useless president.

    • Alamu

      Be more accurate. Akaluka was murdered not by “Hausa people” but by muslims. Do not include the Hausa non muslims in the crime and please include the non-Hausa muslims who also participated in the crime.

      • Burning Spear

        Akaluka was murdered by Fulanis led by Sanusi the Emir of Kano–That was why Abacha locked him up————in his gulag—–But being a Fulani like Buhari——he is tosday regarded as an touchable—thief who stole the nation blind via the CBNN—-while Buhari the main thief goes about chasing shadows and using innocent people as the fall guy to cover his thieveries in Aso rock—U withdraw a buget–officially through a letter to the Senate president—because he claim the figures were wrong—Theb return the same budget–with higher figures————–and u are here tellling Nigerians that one DG temperedd with the figures again for the second time-Buhari pls give us a break—-U are a thief—–worse then abacha-

  • ndababa

    why don’t u guys reverse the sackings.there are still more to follow soon. u may see ur doctor so that u don’t die of anger to witness another round of sacking spree.

  • Lanre

    Ben Akabueze was most likely sent by Bola Tinubu to save face. Udo Udoma is a lawyer. Pray, tell me what does he know about the intricacies of planning a budget? But then again when you have people like Obasanjo still deciding those who govern, what can you expect? Thank you for your apt observation on the appointment of another incompetent Hausa-Fulani – The only proper Nigerians.

  • Dipo NormanWilliams

    FROM FRYING PAN TO FIRE!!!!! Whoever controls the budget office controls the money in the country and the ability to dispense favours!!! El RUFAI HAS JUST SEIZED CONTROL OF THE BUDGET OFFICE while PMB is asleep!!! Tijani Abdullahi is El Rufai’s brother in law. El Rufai is married to his sister and he has been El Rufai’s main front for years! How can PMB not know such a fact??? This is shocking!!! Are we moving forward as a country or are we moving backwards???? Handing the coffers to El Rufai’s front is the same as handing the finances of the country to Gov. Nasiru El Rufai. I will be shocked if the NASS and other Governors allow such a thing to take place where their colleague is effectively their boss and determines how the spend money!!! Na waooooo!!!!!

  • Segun Abiodun

    These Fulani are funny
    They make an empty head DG budget and then turn around and make the smart Ibo man his adviser.
    Only in Nigeria.
    Compere Tijjani Abudullahi with Ben Akabueze
    Tijjani made a grade 3 in his o,levels while Ben Akabueze made a grade one distinction
    Tijjani entered ABU based on his ethnicity Ben Akabueze got admitted into the University of Lagos based on merit
    Tijjani made a third class at ABU in economics while Ben Akabueze made a first class at the University of Lagos in accountancy
    Tijjani failed all his ICAN examinations and had to move over to ANAN to become a chartered accountant while Akabueze smashed the IC
    AN examination winning prizes in various subjects.
    Tijjani had a failed banking career and ended up as a mid level officer at intercity bank. Akabueze on the other hand rose through the ranks becoming an executive director at UBA and finally Managing Director at NAL Bank.
    Tijjani’s climb in the public service has been due to one singular factor- His relationship with Nasir El Rufai. Where as Akabueze has risen strictly by merit. Akabueze was appointed commissioner for budget and planning for Lagos state and worked in that capacity for over 10 years. An Ibo man as commissioner in Lagos State?
    Yes everyone understands why he was appointed- because of his intellectual ability. What about Tijjani who was smuggled into the BPE based on his relationship with el Rufai.
    Tijjani is el Rufais brother in law. They are both married to blood sisters.
    So who would do the work of the DG budget
    Empty head Tijjani or Ben Akabueze?
    Ha ha ha lol
    Your guess is as good as mine.
    Fulani whyo
    Put an empty head there and get the Yamiri man to do the hard work while the empty Fulani takes credit.
    What a country
    Ha ha ha ha ha lol

    • Jujubeans

      What makes you think Ben Akabueze WANTED to be DG? Being a special advisor gives one flexibility to do other things.

  • Segun Abiodun

    Have you looked at Tijjani’s record?
    Please do so .
    That fellow is completely empty.
    He is a product of everything that is bad about our country.

  • Fairgame

    Shame on Buhari for this crass display of nepotism. El Rufai seizes Budget office! Tijani Abdullahi is El Rufai’s brother in law and his time at BPE was marked with empty and shallow depth and inactivity that Obj refused to allow him take over when El Rufai’s tenure was over even though El Rufai lobbied for Tijani Abdullahi his brother inn law and main front to take over. This man made a third class at Ahmadu Bello University and it is shocking that a government that says anti corruption is its main policy thrust would promote nepotism to the highest degree. Nepotism is one of the worst forms of corruption. Nigeria is in deep deep trouble because a wolf is in charge of the sheep.

    • MaskedPhantom

      Change has come… Abeg, conductor, give me my N10 change

    • opy

      Didn’t know being an in-law to el-rufai is enough to disqualifies a person from being appointed by Pmb wailer, keep it up, it’s the way you are programmed. Power has changed hands! Live with it!!

    • Orlyx Ajayi

      @disqus_7Fu0AJNFNW:disqus

      President Muhamadu Bihari has sacked the Director of Budget, right?
      But he left the Minister of Budget on his seat. And Buhari then left all
      deputy directors of Budget on their seats, and, he’s refused to write the
      National Assembly to withdraw the fraudulent budget at issue. This is the
      hallmark of ignorance. This is what an un-educated mind does.

      President Buhari wants the benefits of the fraud
      and therefore leaves the fraud-infested budget intact to be passed
      into law, but pretends to righteousness by sacking only one out of 100 people
      with inputs into that budget. That is not leadership. That’s empty-headedness.

      President Buhari is a morally ambiguous man. He can’t ever conceive
      CHANGE, to talk more of delivering CHANGE. He has no administrative knowledge
      whatsoever. He may need CHANGE himself, with someone else of moral certitude.
      His thorough-going ignorance is an oppressive weight on hapless Nigeria.

  • opy

    Welcomed development, long overdue if you ask me.

  • Dipo NormanWilliams

    @Arewa, ode buruku!!! What do you know. Everything is wailers to you!!!!

  • ed

    President Buhari should start appointing competent Nigerian regardless of their tribe or religion.
    Mr. Akabueze’s should’ve been the DG under a clean and performance oriented administration.
    The Tijjani fellows appointment is a step backward in the fight against corruption and cover up.

    • IZON Redeemer

      How can a rogue like Buhari appoint competent Nigerians—among the thieving Apes in APC? When every member of that their jihadist party, is a born again rogue led by Tinubu via Remita–From Amaechi to Fashola the INEC chairman Prof Yakubu to-Dambazua-and Fayemi who recently dashed Dr. Aluku 50m-for lying against the governor of Ekiti state Fayose——They all saw how Buhari was greeedily collecting money from these thieves—and witnessed how he forged his school cert result—–and lied about it—-Besides what are some of the high moral grounds that the youths can rely on to accept Buhari-as their presido?—-Is it his certificate scandal or the theft of the budget? Abi the appointment of Ministers with tainted Saintly records–which? Ibegi–There is nothing in the brain of that Fulani man Buhari worth discussing—Nothing for he is too empty for Nigeria-The only thing missing in his government is the introduction of (Hail Hitler) Salute of the Nazis by our soldiers stationed to kill Ijaws in the Niger Delta while searching for the remains of Tompolo-Animals

    • SBA

      I absolutely agree with you. The guy is a fellow of Certified National Accountants of Nigeria. I understand their members are mostly public servants who couldn’t pass ICAN or ACA. Buhari like previous presidents have failed. The biggest challenge in this country is building trust and unity amongst the different tribes. The man from Daura has failed in that respect. I will henceforth be referring to him as the man from Daura though I voted for him

    • Say the truth

      Exactly my thought. He does not seems to trust people from other religion or from other region other than his north. Akabueze serving under unknown person like Tijjani is an insult.

  • Burning Spear

    Akaluka was murdered by Fulanis led by Sanusi the Emir of Kano–That was why Abacha locked him up————in his gulag—–But being a Fulani like Buhari—-9jas regard him as an touchable-Fulani emir ati–thief who stole the nation blind via the CBN—-while Buhari the main rogue went about chasing shadows and using innocent people as the fall guys to cover up his thieveries in Aso rock—U withdraw a budget–officially through a letter to the Senate president–Simply-because u allege the figures were tainted -with the blood of the innocent-fine——-Suddenly u return the same budget–with higher figures—with 1.75 still being voted for food–in Aso rock–Aware the Apes in APC sent a query to Jonathan via media campaigns over the budget of 1b for food—As a listening man Jonathan quickly reduced it to 560m—–Buhari nko, for where-?—-He still went ahead with the same 1.75b for food–project for aso rock and went on to defend it it and the 3.4b voted for the Aso rock clinic via Shehu Garba. Because he knew he had the backing of the CIA–that installed him as president———-Sadly Buhari is here lying to Nigerians that one DG Tijjani, temperedd with the figures again for the second time-Buhari pls give us a break—-U are a thief—–worse then abacha-period—Maybe he was also the man who satole the budget from the office of the Senate President——-Animals

  • Mr. Erinle

    DEAR SIR,

    John Kayode Fayemi is a criminal and a rogue!

    BUHARI’s Solid Minerals Minister John Kayode Fayemi is a rogue and a criminal who should be arrested by the EFCC.
    He submitted a budget for 780 million Naira – nearly a billion Naira – to build a website for the Ministry of Solid Minerals.
    I am told by my lawyer friends that Kayode Fayemi is liable to arrest for that audacious attempt to steal. The lawyers told me that a declaration of a fraudulent statement to government officials in the National Assembly is a crime under Nigeria’s Penal Code and is punishable by not less than three years’ imprisonment. EFCC must arrest Kayode Fayemi now! He’s a rogue!

    I want Premium Times to help us. We are suffering a lot under Muhamadu Buhari. No electricity for six days running now.
    This kind of nonsense did not happen under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who is looking much better than Buhari. This Buhari government is the worst government Nigeria has ever had. Buhari has made lies-telling the directive principle of state.
    President Buhari lies everyday of his life as a habit. No one respects him. Buhari is a very bad example to Nigerian youths.
    Muhamadu Buhari does not have any Wasc/Cambridge school certificate but he told lies he had it to enter the Army in 1961.

    • Dr.kay

      Whining whiners, wailing wailers , rumbling rumblers, I salute oh ? How market?

      • k.k.k

        WHAT PART OF JOHN KAYODE FAYEMI IS A CRIMINAL IS IT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND?
        READ IT AGAIN SLOWLY THIS TIME AND CONCENTRATE WITHOUT FURTHER DISTRACTION:

    • Sparzo

      Your lawyer friend must be a SAN.
      Most likely one of the 34+ who went b4 a judge to intimidate him on behalf of Ricky Tarfa.

  • mannix

    @disqus_zicFb9uJk6:disqus

    Muhamadu Buhari is heading a government of lies, deceit, theft and dishonesty – but Nigeria does not need that.

    For Nigeria to quickly exit from Buhari’s dark life of lies and deceit an impeachment proceeding recommends itself.

    • Dr. Bamishe

      @abiodunadeniran:disqus

      I agree with you. I will like to add something. The solution to Nigeria’s mental and material poverty
      must be multi-pronged. Nigerians should not expect a single individual to change or develop Nigeria.
      Things don’t work that way in real life. Our journalists, for example, are in need of a shrink. They say
      a man like Muhamadu Buhari – who declared on oath to having a 1961 Wasc/Cambridge certificate which
      he does not have – is a man of integrity. That’s not just misuse of English language to mangle the meaning
      of the word ‘INTEGRITY’. It is a major part of the reason for Nigeria’s underdevelopment. It sets a false bar.
      Youths aspiring to integrity are mis-directed to the Buhari path of perjury. Such atrocious misuse of English
      belittles Nigerian journalism. It also questions the university certificates awarded to our journalists in school.

      • Short n’ Sharp

        @Sparzo:disqus

        A country as bad as this can never progress, where ‘success’ and ‘stealing’ mean the same thing.

        • Sparzo

          All it needs is a new and clean broom, – Buhari – to sweep the lying, stealing, inefficient and ineffective elements, politicians, lawyers and judges, into the open gutters where they belong.

  • David Adeniran

    This seems reasonable. Despite the immigration job scandal which resulted in many innocent deaths, I don’t think Oga Jona sacked anybody. A good leader should know how to take responsibility at all times.

    • INQUEST

      @abiodunadeniran:disqus

      Open Senate Probe on BUHARI’s FRAUD Budget now!

      The Buhari media-spinners have been thoroughly defeated. Their tactic
      was to keep defecting attention from the 2016 Budget. The people of Nigeria
      refuse to be deflected by those uselessly bribed journalists. I congratulate
      the people of Nigeria. The next battle is to bring the criminals behind Buhari’s
      self-claimed ‘Budget 2016 of fraud’ to justice – including President Buhari too.
      This budget 2016 scam is an outright organized crime.

      All the collaborators must be uncovered and punished. It is not up to
      President Buhari to decide that, no, because he is a co-accused for signing
      that fraudulent budget to convert sheer fraud into Appropriation Bill for an Act.

      As a matter of law the Senate must promptly summon President Buhari, and,
      summon both Udo Udoma and the other hurriedly sacked Director of Budget
      (who may just be a fall guy or scapegoat in this top-level organized crime).
      They must all appear before a special committee of the Senate on official fraud.

      The Senate will conduct a full hearing and result of that hearing will help the Senate
      calibrate an appropriate punishment for each of these irresponsible officials who
      attempted grand scale fraud on all Nigerians.

      • Pastor J.J. Jones

        “A corrupt tree cannot bring forth good fruit. For out of the heart proceed

        evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and,

        blasphemies. The love of money is the root of all evil; which, while some

        coveted after, they erred from faith and pierced themselves with sorrows.

        ……………..HOLY BIBLE

      • David Adeniran

        What have you said please?

        • INQUEST

          I don’t know why Premium Times cannot employ Chief Whip for this interactive forum!
          Did Buhari cream away Premium Times 2016 budget to pay Chief Whip’s salary too?
          Someone like this @David Adeniran should be whipped and flogged until he recants.
          He looks like someone who’s on oath to always defend THEFT by Buhari’s APC party.

      • Sparzo

        :D.

  • Burning Spear

    Nigerians should stop deceiving themselves and do some serious thinking—the Apes in APC should are just using Tijjani as their fall guy—————It was not him who invited the wrath of the IMF–via Christian Lagarde to Nigerian—She told Buhari the budget was not realistic—It was a budget of madness————–So what did Buhari do after she left—he went on as if nothing happened –Started touring African countries instead of calling a meeting to discuss the matter————I foolishly thought he withdrew the budget from the Senate to enable him improve upon it. But that was not to be—–Time—–Buhari the main rogue is asked to stop chasing shadows and using innocent humans as fall guys to cover up his thieveries in Aso rock—U withdraw a budget–officially through a letter to the Senate –because u allege the figures were PADDED-with the blood of the innocent-fine——-Suddenly u return the same budget–with higher figures—with 1.75 still being allocateed for food—–Did the Apes in APC, not query Jonathan over the allocation of 1b for food–?–And did gej not quickly reduce it to 550m—–Buhari nko for where-?—-He still went ahead with the same 1.75b for food–Because he knew he had the backing of the CIA–that installed him as president———–And he is here lying to Nigerians that one DG Tijjani, temperedd with the figures again for the second time-Buhari pls give us a break—-U are a thief—–worse then abacha-period—Maybe he was also the man who stole the budget from the office of the Senate President——-Animals

  • hellfire009

    Before BUHARI wrecks Nigeria he must be
    checked or lawfully removed from office. His ignorance is second to none. Even
    in appointments his judgment is too childish and almost silly. He’s appointed
    Abike Dabiri as Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs. Abike Dabiri does
    not know the first alphabet in international relations. She’s never sat for any
    one hour course on diplomacy or international politics. She does not know the
    difference between convention, treaty and protocol in diplomacy. No foreign
    country will ever take Nigeria under Buhari seriously. Buhari is too flippant
    and given to levity – besides frauds. Earlier on he appointed a notorious dullard,
    Babafemi Ojudu, as Political Adviser to the Vice President. From then on Nigerians
    wrote off Buhari as a basket case.

  • anthony24g

    I wonder how many budget manipulations, inflations, and fraudulent inclusions occurred under Jonathan which has left Nigeria in a state that it uses presently a large chunk of crude oil income to import petrol, kerosene and most petrochemicals, that Nigeria could have been producing, exporting and made more Nigerians gainfully employed and skilled.

    Buhari by either chance or intention openly offered every Nigerian and not just the corrupt politicians the opportunity to examine the details of a Nigerian government budget. The result is clear for everyone to see the nature of Nigerian government budgets.

    Many of you are ignorant why the West was predicting the break-up of Nigeria. This was due to the available and ever growing evidence all over the world that the Nigeria resources was being used by Jonathan government to run down Nigeria existence as an economic, social, and political entity.

    I am sorry to forecast that it will take many years of cleaning out and reducing the massive corruption in Nigerian society to very low levels and recovering from the economic and financial mess Nigerian has been left with by Jonathan and probably previous Nigerian governments. I hope Nigerians are prepared to take their medicine required to survive or as commonly practised pray to God for a miracle that will drastically reduce the impending many years of hardship.

  • 2000rexona

    @anthony24g:disqus

    BUT ALL SAID AND DONE THE TRUTH IS THAT BUHARI DOES NOT HAVE THE MORAL CREDENTIALS
    TO FIGHT CORRUPTION BECAUSE HE HAS HIMSELF LIVED AN INCONSISTENT LIFE FULL OF LIES.

  • Sparzo

    These clueless people talk, like Buhari sat down with pen and paper to write the budget.
    He has people to do that, and when they do a bad job, they get the sack.
    I do not remember that hero of biafrans, don fortuna doing that even when people lose their lives,
    as a direct result of official ineptitude and/or corruption eg, the customs fiasco in a stadium or Saraki’s
    sallah money throwaway to the wretched people of Kwara state.

  • Questioner

    @Sparzo:disqus

    Please tell BUHARI to answer the next four [4] questions in public for the sake of history, viz:

    • Do you [BUHARI] admit that the 2016 Budget Bill you signed and submitted to the National Assembly
    is a bill of frauds that is intentionally designed to steal 25% of the money under the national budget?

    • Do you admit that the Planning and Budget Minister (Udo Udoma) proved incompetent on the job
    and cannot be an agent of CHANGE if left on the job, regardless how many assistants hold his hands?

    • Under what law or convention did you thereafter leave the 2016 Budget Bill inside the National Assembly;
    to be debated, substituted or discarded, if truly this fraud 2016 Budget is your personal vision of CHANGE?

    • What responsibility do you take as president of the federal republic of Nigeria for scoring zero in the task
    designated as a most important duty of an elected president; for failing to prepare a honest or sensible budget?

    • Sparzo

      Yada, yada and more yada.
      You and your useless questions @Otile. You sound more confused than intelligent.
      Listen, you have a question for Buhari, write to him. Believe me his office will answer you.

  • New Nigerian

    Civil servants does the work. Ministers makes the noise. DG heads the workers-bee of the Budget process in the Civil Service. He produced a sham budget, he gets fired. Right call.