Buhari replies critics, says “I have three more years”

President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)
President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)

President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday responded to growing criticisms of his administration’s performance, saying his government still has years to go.

Addressing leaders of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja, the president acknowledged his government was facing increasing attacks 10 months after taking office.

“I know you are being harassed since the election that they haven’t seen anything on the ground,” the president said at the APC’s National Executive Committee meeting. “Well, if you have any explanation that could be accepted, (it) is that you have three more years to go.”

Mr. Buhari spoke about his government’s efforts to strengthen the economy, fight insecurity and improve the electoral system.

He also defended his frequent trips abroad.

For globetrotting, sometimes, you need to present your case on personal basis to your economic colleagues and neighbors.

“Nothing is better than personal touch and I believe that we are learning a lot and eventually, the nation will realize so.”

The president concluded by again, urging party members to accept criticisms in their strides.

“I don’t envy you on the harassment you are going through from your constituencies. Take it with a lot of determination and we will be all right, God willing,” he said.

Read his full text:

Transcript of President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks at the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, March 24, 2016.

PROTOCOLS

We are members of the legacy party, plus APGA and DPP. We realized since 2005 that to remove the PDP from power, we must sink our differences, come together and form a party. God willing, that eventually happened and that is why we are where we are today, coming together inspite of our differences, both personal and ideological. We must not forget that. Having identified that as members of the legacy party, we again identified three fundamental things facing us. First, security, second, economy and unemployment and thirdly, corruption. We campaigned throughout the country on these three fundamental issues and nobody successfully challenged us and these issues remained relevant.

On security, we have made progress. It was a very courageous decision that the party took and executed by the Executive by removing most of the military hierarchy and appointing those to take over from them, acquiring some new hard and soft ware and raising the morale of the military to go secure the rest of the country which was then 14 out of 774 local government. I have said it often that as far as I know and the service Chiefs who are on ground, they are not holding any local government. But they still have some capability especially on soft targets by using technology.

For Niger Delta, the militants are sending some conflicting messages. Some have said they are ready to drop their arms and join the rest of the nation to build it. But part of them are still sabotaging installations which is making investments in that lucrative area of Nigeria difficult because nobody will submit his riches to financial institutions, get money only to suffer huge loss. So, the environment for investment is being sabotaged by our own selves, Nigerians. We are doing our best with the military by trying to persuade them to join the rest of the country because in unity lies our strength.

Of course the leadership of INEC has been changed, but I appeal to the leadership of the military, security agents and INEC that what I want Nigerians to remember me for, even if I have to leave the Presidency tomorrow is that I respect them. I want all Nigerians to believe and hold their PVC as personal entitlement as Nigerians and use it the way the like, and vote for whoever they like at which ever election. If they voluntarily sold it, it is part of their right and so, let them sell it and remain at home and not participate in any election. But let the law enforcement agencies give them the confidence that nobody will come out who has money to hire thugs, give them drugs and stop them from exercising their fundamental right.

I am afraid I did not succeed in the election in Kogi, Bayelsa, Rivers. I think that more Nigerians are killed or killed themselves in Rivers than in any particular state. At this stage of our political development, to remain brutal is shameful and as a government, I promise we will do something by the next general election.

On the economy, the fall of oil prices after Nigeria has made itself a mono economy is a disaster. I wonder why people could not believe that in Nigeria, about 27 out of 36 states have difficulty in paying basic salaries of their workers. If from 1999 to at least 2003, oil is above 100 dollars per barrel and an export of about 2 million barrel per day, how come Nigeria failed to make some arrangement to cushion the effect of a probably volatile oil market? Again, it shows failure of the last administration. But we are now to pick the pieces as an APC government and so, there is no need complaining, but let us concentrate and see how much we can do with whatever remains of the economy. We realized that agriculture and solid minerals are two areas that can quickly come to help us to recover economically, at least in terms of employment and feeding ourselves and more importantly, saving the hard currency to make sure that what is left our industries remain open, employing Nigerians and producing goods and services which is very important.

The policy we are trying to implement is TSA. When we insist that we have to know what comes in and what goes out for us to make a comprehensive amendment to the economy. If you go and see the Central Bank Governor, he will tell you that in the TSA, we have more than N3 trillion. Where would this money have been if TSA was not in vogue? I was made to understand that vouchers would have quickly been raised towards the end of the financial year and checks made. Whether they are going into projects or private pockets, nobody can prove it to you. But that money is there, it is identified, if it is quantified and when the budget comes back eventually, the Ministry of finance will see how to allocate it to the rest of the country.

We have tried to make sure that NNPC is reorganized, so that we know how much of our crude is taken, how much it is sold and to which account the money is going. But I tell you that up to the time we came, if anybody told you that he knows how much of crude exchanges hands either on the high sea or reaching their destination and the accounts the money goes into, that person is not telling you the truth. We are getting the cooperation of countries that has received this crude. But we have to be sure of the facts in our hands before we start prosecution so that Nigerians will believe what we have been telling them.

Again, I have to repeat myself here for you to appreciate what I am going through because you are closer to the people than myself. I was telling a British team that came to supervise the training team they sent, that when I was in uniform, you took the perceived corrupt ones and put them in safe custody and quietly told them they were guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. But now under multi-party democratic system, I see some of them ride Rolls Royce, some of them have built estates here, but they are innocent until we can prove them guilty. This situation is true and you don’t need to stress your imagination to find out. If you can find out, you discover that a level eight officer has five houses, while you, as a Permanent Secretary or Commissioner is still living in a rented house. We have to get credible evidence to carry out successful prosecution and get judgement from the Judiciary. But effort is being made to give a list of recoveries in whatever currencies so far so that Nigerians will know that it is not all about long stories.

For the party, I will like you to continue to make sacrifice. I know you are being harassed since the election that they haven’t seen anything on the ground. Well, if you have any explanation that could be accepted, is that you have three more years to go. When we came in after 16 years of PDP, each government had 42 ministries. We reduced them to 24, removed 21 Permanent Secretaries. We sat down and reflected seriously. We were all in the process of taking over at a time of national budget. So, imagine the volume of work and with what happened in the National Assembly, the padding, it would appear that below the Permanent Secretaries, there are still a lot of bureaucracies that are still with them. So, you have to appreciate the position we are in. Having cut 42 to 24, correspondingly, the parastatals will be cut down to some size and realigned and the boards reconstituted. We gave a blanket order which we had to rescind when we said all boards are suspended or dissolved. We had to go back and lick our vomit in terms of university boards because we found out that according to their laws, they cannot choose Vice Chancellors unless the Boards seat down, interview prospective candidates who wants to be VCs. So, there is nothing wrong in saying sorry and going back on your decision. So, we said sorry and allow all the universities to continue with their boards. But for the rest, eventually, we will make it. So, please, try to bear with us as we reflect on where we found ourselves.

For globetrotting, sometimes, you need to present your case on personal basis to your economic colleagues and neighbors. Nothing is better than personal touch and I believe that we are learning a lot and eventually, the nation will realize so, I don’t envy you on the harassment you are going through from your constituencies. Take it with a lot of determination and we will be all right, God willing.

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  • Burning Spear

    Very unthinking visionless Fulani leader from Niger Republic–installed as presido of 9ja by the CIA ati the Yorubas——Mumu—Buhari does not know Time ati Tide waits for no man—————————-i HAVE 3 MORE YEARS SO NIGERIANS CAN WAIT FROM NOW TILL 2019 TO GET LIGHT AND FUEL FOR THEIR CARS ABI-?

    • Newgrup202

      So you are now in a hurry to get light and fuel. What happened to the 16 years your PDP masters were in power. You should be ashamed of yourself for expecting to get in 9 months what your masters couldn’t give you in 16 years.

      • Duro E.

        @newgrup202:disqus

        If you are wired to look for what to support by all means, don’t support evil. You can support your family.

        There was never a time under PDP when there was simultaneously no water, petrol and electricity.

        This is the first time in history that Nigeria has ever been put through this by Muhamadu Buhari.

        The reason is planlessness – no more no less. The Buhari government does not think much.

        • vxt2016

          BUHARI INFLICTED TRIPLE TRAGEDY OF NO WATER, NO PETROL, NO LIGHT, ON NIGERIA.

          • Tunsj

            I hate to set you straight. I’m sure you wanted to write GEJ instead of Buhari.

          • mannir

            Pls continue: no corruption, no looting, no BH no yam for goats to eat while stealing is now corruption etc!

          • Emma

            I really dont understand the general Nigerian. When it was time to #occupynigeria we did, when it was time to #bringbackourgirls we did. Now it is the time to say #fightcorruptionnotthecountry we are. And some people are complaining. If reducing the ministry from 42 to 24 would make you not produce the budget on time then why reduce it? Don’t give excuses when you have a population of 180m+ people with a lot of knowledge and you have available wealth in comparison to some country such Rwanda that have achieved tremendously in a few years. Nigeria is not a project for trial and error? When you are in the lab, people (not rats) die. All this simulation, modelling should have being done 2 years before you even start to contest so that you make minor mistaken not major once like #missingbudget #selectingVC #9monthstoselectministers #tellusnomoneyintreasury #takeCommandtobornoandbombingstillcontinue #economypolicythatmakesuspoorerthanweshouldbe #increasedreligionandethniccrisis.

        • Okechukwu

          U can only lie to urself. U are simply an agent of corruption fighting back.

          • Tunsj

            You got that right. That clown is a pathological liar.

          • Holy truth

            Not just a pathological liar but an unrepentant liar who is not just only lying to himself but deceiving himself.

        • Baba B

          Your brain certainly deludes you going by the statement. Can you please recall anytime between 1992 and now when Nigerians have not cried for not having all you just mentioned

  • Mr. Adele (Ibadan)

    DEAR EDITOR,

    Those three years left are the source of great worry for Nigerians. The cluelessness and blunders that
    people have seen so far make Nigerians very afraid of continuing on this thoughtless path for another
    three years. This is the issue President Buhari does not understand. Nigerians have lost confidence.

    They have no faith in his ability to make things better. He’s made things worse in his first one year.

    No electricity nationwide; no petrol nationwide and therefore no electrical power to pump water.
    Nigeria has never had it so bad as under Buhari since October 1st 1960 Independence Day.
    President Buhari’s excuse that Nigerians should wait three more years is too scary for many.
    Nigerians will rather prefer that President Buhari resign from office and just go away now.

    • Tunsj

      Where were you when PDP was in power? Classic narcissistic behavior: blame others for your problems. You are full of crap.

    • Prophet

      nonsense!

    • Holy truth

      Just bcos buhari govt is making life difficult 4 ur looter’s paymasters & urself. D damages ur paymasters had done to Nigeria & Nigerians can’t be quantified. Ur types are d ones supporting looters to protest against dis govt, go & bury ur head in shame.

  • TIME & TIDE WAITS 4 NO MAN

    APC Endorses Buhari For 2nd Term, Vows, No Vacancy In Aso Rock

    The leadership and members of the National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have announced that the failed Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari will given an automatic ticket for a 2nd term in 2019.

    The national caucus, comprising serving and former governors, the National Assembly leadership, and selected members of the national executive of the party, at the meeting, said the endorsement of President Buhari for a second term would help to stabilise the polity.

    • Otile

      It is not going to stabilize any polity, rather it is going to strengthen incompetence. Islamic APC should know better.

  • Otile

    Buhari has nothing to say. So he is confidently saying that he has 3 more donkey years to go of the same old shit. God forgive sin.

    • Prophet

      If Buhari is up to it and chooses to run again in 2019, he will continue being your president until 2023!……and if we have our way, we would have changed the constitution in such a way that people from your area will only be Nigerians in name and can never hold anything higher than a state office.

      We will go so far as to amend the constitution so that regardless of who is ruling the whole country, Buhari or any other member of his family will continue to rule you and your people for the foreseeable future!

      You can go jump in the lagoon NOW! Save yourself the disappointment.

    • Höly Wähala

      Hahahahahaaa… I have to give in to you on this one. Respect!

      • Otile

        Thank you my brother, Buhari is turning our Easter into Good Friday. He has crucified poor Nigerians.

      • Guest

        Hehe! Which kind kabuki dance be this? Otile! Wahala!! The enemy of my enemy is my friend…surprise

        • Otile

          Hehe what? Höly Wähala is never my enemy. I see him as an honorable man.

    • Burbank

      3 more years to continue making you wail like a donkey! (But then again, you ARE a donkey.)

      • Otile

        Do you ever have anything sensible to contribute except braying like a donkey?

        • Burbank

          Didn’t you say “donkey years”, racist bigot.

  • 9ja is finished under buhari

    BUHARI should be told to stop insulting Nigerians with his senseless talks and comments–Nigeria is not Chad–3 more years of the rule of the Apes in APC ati that of Buhari will be like being confined to the wheel chair of our conscience—————-in hell fire———————Nigerians want Buhari to go right now–Not a day longer–that is the truth. The man is a curse to the Nation-

    • mradele

      9ja is finished under Buhari:

      No electricity nationwide; no petrol nationwide and therefore no electrical power to pump water.
      Nigeria has never had it so bad as under Buhari since October 1st 1960 Independence Day.
      President Buhari’s excuse that Nigerians should wait three more years is too scary for many.
      Nigerians will rather prefer that President Buhari resign from office and just go away now.

      • Tunsj

        What did PDP accomplished in 16 years?

        • Holy truth

          PDP’s accomplishments for 16yrs are: stealing & mass looting of treasury. Brought all known fraudsters & drug baron into govt. These & many more are what people destructive party (pdp) accomplished.

      • Prophet

        Really? Why don’t we move your dumb ass up not to when GEJ was president and Boko Haram had a caliphate in Borno state.

      • Burbank

        And before Buhari, Nigeria has electricity nationwide; petrol nationwide and therefore has electrical power to pump water!

    • Baba B

      I guess your kind of Nigerians want Buhari to go for a Jonathan to resurface. But unfortunately that isn’t going to happen so learn to live with it or like the proverbial Andrew, kindly check out to Syria or Libya.

    • Prophet

      You and your father do not count as “Nigerians” so shut up! Id1ot!

    • jamajake

      That is your Idea not nigerians

    • Burbank

      “The man is a curse to the Nation.”
      That’s why he was voted OUT on March 28, 2015.

  • New Nigerian

    The Poll I have carried out tells me that this administration is doing an amazing job and the masses are thankful to God and appreciative of the work done. Finally Nigerians can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now the tunnel maybe long because frankly speaking things have been bad for too long thanks to – wasted opportunities and theft by pdplutocrats – and every good work needs it’s gestation period…can’t build a 1000km-road in one day, Can’t installed power generating plants (that need manufacturing and importation time) overnight. With that said, Lots of planning have been done. Structural alignment within the country is on-going. New agreements with international partners have been forged based on brand Buhari (Impossible without the President’s “personal touch”) and now from here on it should be three words. Execute. Execute. Execute. on the mandate of ending terrorism, killing corruption, as well as, reviving the economy and creating jobs. So help us God

    • K. Anani

      @disqus_paW8wtqYDu:disqus

      Insanity starts from a denial of what your eyes can see; if replaced by delusive beliefs in your non-existent things.

      Everyone who’s sane knows that Nigeria is falling apart. Buhari himself does not deny that in his interview above.

      • Baba B

        If all you get from this sincere talk is that Nigeria is falling apart, then it is most unfortunate .and I must also point out that you are most likely the only “sane” Nigerian alive today.

      • Prophet

        Where did you hear that insanity starts from the denial of what ones eyes can see?

      • New Nigerian

        Nigeria “was” falling apart – that was why Nigerians voted out the ineffectual buffoon and replace it with current government to bring it back from the brink. In every action there is what is called latency. There is latency of the evil action of the ineffectual buffoon to die down, and the latency of the good action of the present administration to kick in. That is how things work in real life.

    • Höly Wähala

      Just who the heck are you… and why should anyone take you seriously? What indicators did you look at that you presented to Nigerians on Mars who looked down and said Mr. Buhari is doing “an amazing job” worthy of giving thanks to God?? You and career liars like you are the real problem of Nigeria, you scavenge on falling crumbs and go out to lie to gullible Nigerians that the sky is green… something glaring to open eyes. Get out of here punk, before I push a knock-out into your lying ass. Clown!

      • New Nigerian

        You obviously take me seriously by your comments, even as you confuse your random synaptic firings for cognition, again!

        • Höly Wähala

          Grammar…
          What indicators did you look at remains my question… shikena!

      • Man_Enough

        If someone has a bad idea we tell him why our idea is better. We shouldn’t insult them into agreeing with us. I quote US house speaker Paul Ryan.

  • design

    is he or anybody guaranteed 3 years? This is what happens when you are not bold and ready to tackle issues head on for posterity’s sake. Force a change all the way from the top to the roots. Yet you allow akpabio, pdp and the judiciary to make a mockery of the country.

    What about the recoveries..fish mouth, diezoo, etc. or you think we have forgotten?

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    Hon. Afo Guarantor Akanni of Ado Ekiti today has just been released by the tyrannical regime of Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria. He was held under lock and latch without access to medical treatments, his medications, his lawyers and family for several weeks.

    And Nigerians asked what what his offense was. No one from Buhari’s Gestapo like EFCC could provide an an answer, but one of them who begged to go unanimously said Buhari got angry with his criticisms against his government. That’s all!

    • Burbank

      I told you NOT to make The Hulk angry!

  • Prophet

    Buhari for Life President come 2019!
    …if only to watch certain people commit suicide!

    • Burbank

      Have you commited suicide?

  • Joseph Ose Tobias

    Lol. The comments are funny. A man constitutionally has 4 years in office, has not even signed his first budget to fund his policies and yet those who have no iota of love for this country or its founding fathers rant on about lies. I have had electricity for 2 days straight without interruption. This only started last year. Previously we did not have a working transformer. Also, its is you that has sunk a borehole in your house that can’t pump water. The Makurdi water works is doing just fine.

    • KBE

      You are mad. Which part of Makurdi do you live that you have light for 48hours. Nothing is working but you prefer to deceive yourself.

      • Burbank

        Try to turn one the electrical switch.

    • Baba B

      Thank you my brother

  • Raymondian

    ……Buhari is a good man and he is honest. God will help him and Nigeria.

    • Ross (Ph.D Phil.)

      @disqus_BzpT3ssYSO:disqus

      You are obviously NOT a student of philosophy. Do you know the definition of ‘a good man’? It does not seem so. You’ll need to read Plato’s discourse to know that incompetence nullifies any other goodness in anyone because a honest and incompetent person is still a bad person in philosophic ethics since both traits cannot stand together.

      • Raymondian

        @Ross……Does a good man exist according to ”philosophy”?

  • Höly Wähala

    Mr. President,
    You may have three more year but…
    Nigerians do not have 3yrs to wait for your govt. to deliver on your promises…
    Nigerians do not have three more years to wait for Ogbeni Fashola to bring back light…
    Nigerians don’t have 3yrs to wait on increasing fuel lines, no kerosine and no cooking gas…
    Nigerians do not have to wait 3 more years for you to #BringBackOurGirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram…
    Even our foreign partners will not wait 3 years to return with their repatriated FDI due to your heartless dollar policy…
    Simply put, Mr. President… tins tight, and they’re getting tighter by the day. In three years Sir, trust me, there will not be anyone left for you to account to because there will no longer be a Nigeria for anyone to claim as his motherland. Like the Nike man said… Just Do It, but do it now! No sane Nigerian has three years to wait for you to Just Do It… Wallahi !!!

    • Weydem

      “Even if you give BUHARI 20 years to prepare, it would still be beyond his capacity.

      The complexities and issues involved in ruling a country like Nigeria are huge.

      Leading such a complex country is an intellectual issue and Buhari doesn’t have

      the intellectual capacity to comprehend what it means to govern the country”.

      …………Professor Ben Nwabueze

      (March 16th, 2016)

    • New Nigerian

      I recall you wanted the ineffectual buffoon to continue in office also – so I ask you, do you know where Tompolo is – he have been carrying out economic terrorism which you have never condemned. You know the refineries were fixed in record time and the gas generating power plants were functioning prior to Tompolo and his boys cutting them in December – now we hear he cannot be found. So long as he is on the loose, the power and fuel situation would remain dire – once the pipelines are repaired, you can be sure they’d be cut again – So, do you know where he is? Can you try to be part of the solution somehow? Are are you one of those who are neither part of the problem and part of the solution?

      • Höly Wähala

        I don’t waste my time with compulsive liars… reporoduce any comment/s that I made to back up your first sentence which was when I stopped reading. I dare you! Freaking. lying bastard… Buzz-off joor! Monkey!

  • zebra crossing

    @disqus_CmTqWyMjJb:disqus

    Nigerians are slaves by DNA.
    They can’t understand freedom, they fear to be free from both
    ignorance and oppression, they’re inured to smelly existence, they can’t
    conceive another. In all this thread none of the comments came close to
    touching a relevant truth for self-induced fear. But the relevant truth is
    public notice, not state secret.

    What then is that missing truth on this page
    which all commentators flee from in hypocrisy? It is that Muhammadu Buhari is
    Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister. Such a simply truth eludes retention by Nigerians
    who’ll rather take off on a tangent in rear-mirror blame-casting game at a
    former president who’d since been voted out since a year ago – who cannot be
    responsible for the treble tragedy of no petrol, no electricity and no water
    today, which make Nigeria look exactly like a failed state under Buhari.

    • New Nigerian

      There is no discussion worth having with someone who believes in your first line – which is not true by the way. It would be like pouring water into a you know what…

      • Deedeemanny

        @disqus_paW8wtqYDu:disqus

        …….look, if we are not slaves, what standard do we have that no government must dare go below?….
        ……none at all….what else is the meaning of slaves, other than useless people their government….
        ….has no duty to respect or not to offend?…….your national treasury is robbed to your face…….
        …………your governors rob you to your face; build mansions to your face….and you are not slaves?…
        my friend, stop deceiving yourself….Nigerians are slaves!….no light, no water, no electricity…….yet,
        ….the people who want to be called ‘enlightened’ just mope and groan…like idiotic slaves!

    • Baba B

      So tell me as the only one who knows the truth. Did we have all the aforementioned when Jonathan was there? Would It not have been far easier for Jonathan to have given us all that in his time when oil sold for over $100 pb with a combined saving of over $67b? Now tell me as one who divulges truth what do you think would have happened If a Jonathan were to be president now that oil is selling this low an with practically no savings?

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    SAI BUHARI SAI BABA, LET THEM TALK DORO RUBBISH, LET THEM SAY, CRITICS CAN BE SAYING DORO NONSENSE, LET THEM SAY, FOOLS CAN CRITICIZE NEGATIVELY, LET THEM SAY. AS LONG AS WE BELIEVE THAT THESE DORO BANDITS ARE JAILED NO WAHALA, CARRY GO, NO SHAKING. TELL THE TO REMEMBER PATIENCE JONATAN DORO STATEMENT DURING CAMPAIGN, BUHARI NA JAIL OOOOOOOOOOOOO.

  • Moses

    BUHARI JUST GET OUT NOW,

    • Comfortkay

      Hmmm he should get out for you people to steal more money and share them?

  • Moses

    YOUR NOT ONLY A FAILURE BET A TERROR SO GET OUT BEFORE YOU DESTROY OUR LAND

    • Burbank

      That’s why Wike, Akpabio, Orji and Obiano banned and ordered biafrans out.

  • Moses

    OUR COUNTRY HAVE NOT BEEN IN THIS MESS LIKE THIS BEFORE,YOU BUHARI HAVE DESTROY OUR LAND WITH YOUR MISERABLE HUNGRY FOR POWER,

    • Burbank

      and before Buhari, Nigeria is like Dubai or Singapore!

    • whykay2miami

      “YOUR MISERABLE HUNGRY FOR POWER”?

  • Paul Young

    Look all these are stories. The 2016 budget has finally been passed. If this government want to preserve whatever good will is left they better immediately hit the ground running with several capital projects. If we reach may 29 and we are still like this then i would frankly hope and pray for an impeachment.

    I JUST WANT TO ENJOY THE DIVIDENDS OF DEMOCRACY

    • k.k.k

      @disqus_uP68jp3KoD:disqus

      You are not seeing Nigeria’s full picture of evil with your rose-tinted glasses.
      Femi Falana, Wole Soyinka, Festus Keyamo and such-like funny creatures
      have quietly moved to join in 87 million Naira dinner and so on. The useless
      masses of Nigerians are left to choke in their own smells. A leaderless people
      of 180 million Nigerians are left adrift in bad odours, to kill to maim and to
      destroy. Anyone with theoretical understanding of revolutionary pressures will
      understand that Nigeria is now in the grips of revolutionary pressure, once the
      pretenders removed their masks as human rights activists. The people dictate
      the current pace to themselves with far deadly impact. Corpses litter the
      streets; guns are hoisted about in the afternoon in a country prohibiting
      private ownership of pistols and revolvers. With gun ownership law defied,
      all other laws start falling into irrelevance. The final solution to Nigeria’s
      treasury theft culture will be bloody.

      • Burbank

        Nigeria had long been bloodied.

  • AFRICANER

    Funny, Buhari never gave Shagari time to accomplish his goals before he committed a coup d’etat to remove the legitimately elected head of state, giving critical complaints of the administration. Hypocrisy?

    • UO

      Shagari would have been given time if his government wasn’t so corrupt. That’s the difference; Buhari is fighting corruption, Shagari (or least those around him) was enshrining corruption.

      • Alade Esquire

        @onike24:disqus

        Muhammadu Buhari is NOT fighting corruption. He picks and chooses whom to probe.

        That’s vendetta in English language. A genuine war against corruption is 360° degrees;

        no friend, no foe, no PDP, no APC, everyone found complicit in the 36 states is nabbed.

        You can’t fight corruption by firstly granting exemption to Bola Tinubu and Bola Tinubu.

        • Omooba

          Hahahahahaha! Well said and so very true. I will only add that Buhari started looking funny
          when he later appointed Raji Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi as Ministers, despite the public notice
          issued on 3rd September 2015 by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission that both
          Raji Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi are slated for processing en route arraignment in court
          as financial criminals. From then on i wrote off Buhari’s anti-corruption rhetoric as empty.

          • Burbank

            That’s when Buhari started to empty the bank accounts of Saraki, Dasuki, Jafaru Isa and Dokpesi and deposit the loot for the benefits of Nigeria.

          • sab

            Were FASHOLA and AMAECHI included? If not, why?

          • Burbank

            If you have the evidences, present them to the courts.
            Simple.

        • UO

          Saraki, Badeh, Dasuki, Jafaru Isa etc are not PDP members. Buhari still sees the military as his constituency so the fact that he has been disgracing former top military officers shows he means business. He will get to the APC ones in due time.

        • Baba B

          Exactly what idiots like you said when Obasanjo was there too. And not to forget, OBJ only hounded the criminals in PDP only an that alone is enough to tell you that all the criminal elements were all in PDP.

        • Burbank

          Tinubu faced the CCT and was acquited.
          Case closed, even by Jonathan.

        • Tanko Maihula

          but let him (PMB) pick the PDP thieves now when they (PDP) are back in power they can pick the APC thieves, so that we can reduce the level of corruption in this country.

      • share Idea

        Buhari fought corruption in 1983-85 and failed and you expect him to succeed in 2016 with Stone Age mentality

        • UO

          He only had 20 months then to fight corruption. If Buhari had been in power for 8 years, i.e. 96 months, Nigeria would be much less corrupt today because the evil genius would never have come to power and enshrined corruption .

          • share Idea

            Do you know where the country would have been if Buhari had not destroyed democratic government then just like he is currently doing all in the name of fighting perceived enemy.

    • Onike24

      Why do you constantly rewrite history, Shagari and Jonathan are two sides of the same coin, men who were promoted way beyond their pay grade, they could not control their minions, the fundamental difference is that Shagari was not personally corrupt, whilst Jonathan was. Shagari after four years had nothing more than white elephant projects to show for the stewardship.

      • Tanko Maihula

        You are damn RIGHT. Shagari doesn’t have even a decent house for himself.

      • asuevie

        Even fools are commended when stay quiet

    • Burbank

      Funny, Nigeria never gave Jonathan time to accomplish his goal.

      • Otile

        Off point.

        • Burbank

          You are, as usual?

      • Prophet

        If you like, give Jonathan till the end of time, the only progress you will see is in the size of mama peace belle and the bank accounts of his “yes men”!

        • Burbank

          Gbam.

        • asuevie

          Even fools are God’s children…

        • sab

          What about SHAGARI our fine Presido? Why didn’t you solicit for more time for him? Was Nigeria and Nigerians not far much better then than now?

      • Sparzo

        Jonathan had a goal?

        • Burbank

          LOLz

  • Patriotique

    Buhari, we have hope that your great plans will materialize. Go ahead. Make Nigeria Great again.

    • AFRICANER

      Buhari campaign, and now supporters, borrowing American smart slogans to apply in Nigeria, such as “change”, or “make Nigeria great again”, sadly, only turns them into apocryphal slang. The man needs a real agenda; he should copy the substance from Obama or Trump, not just their rhetoric.

  • Burbank

    May Buhari govern Nigeria with wisdom until 2023.
    God bless Buhari
    God bless Nigeria

  • Man_Enough

    This is an opportunity to touch on the issue of fulani menace and at least a kind word to the Agatus. It’s a sore thumb.

  • Prophet

    Those saying Buhari has nothing to say thats why he is saying he has three more years. Permit us to interprete what the president said for you.
    We have 3 more years means “shut up, sit down and watch us do what you elected us to do! While your noise does not distract us, it may distract you!”

    • sab

      Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm never knew when opposing voices have become noise making! Just remembered the loud voices before, during and after 2015 elections. God help Nigeria

  • 9ja is finsihed under buhari

    Buhari is a curse to Nigeria

    • O.T

      IF BUHARI ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION TODAY AND YEMI OSHINBAJO RESIGNS ALONGSIDE

      NIGERIANS WILL JUMP FOR JOY FROM SOKOTO TO CALABAR THAT THE HORRORS ARE OVER.

  • 9ja deserves better dan Buhari

    Foreign Observers Confirm Dakuku’s Security Shot Wike’s Chief Of Staff, Killed Aide.

    Foreign election observers who came to Nigeria to monitor the March 19, 2016 legislative rerun elections in Rivers State have indicted an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Dakuku Peterside in the murder of the ordlie of the chief of staff to the Rivers State Governor, Chief Emeka Wogu.

    The Trent first broke the news that Dakuku’s security detail had opened fire on Wogu’s SUV on Sunday. Our reporter who was monitoring the elections from a location in Old GRA, Port Harcourt heard the gunshots in the estate and launched an investigation.

  • 9ja needs a new leader

    ayode Ogundamisi, a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, claimed that the support group of the president #IstandwithBuhari is registered as a business name and soliciting more than a billion of naira from public officials

    • Elder Statesman

      @aminukolawoleonyekwere:disqus

      I am afraid that APC is an evil and fascist organization. If it is allowed to go unchecked,
      APC will turn Nigerians into morons. The signs are obvious. APC propaganda is first to
      rationalize the zero performance of BUHARI. The way they go is to suggest to naive
      Nigerians that there was suffering before in Nigeria; meaning that CHANE is just the
      the continuance of suffering – which of course they won’t add to it or will brainless
      APC propagandists admit that BUHARI’s fumbling in office has made Nigeria worse.
      Moronic Nigerians are being coaxed to accept their sufferings. This is nascent evil.
      Nigerians are being told that they were DUPED by APC party and must shut up.
      If these symptoms persist, a country of fools shall have been born in Africa.

  • asuevie

    I am afraid Buhari did not mention killing’s by fulani herdsmen in the gathering call Nigeria, especially Benue States.
    Only interested in oil rich resource state Rivers (ref. Oyegun Odigie?).

    • umolu

      He doesn’t think beyond oil;Benue state doesn’t matter; Agatu people are the same as cows. Amazing! ! !

    • Sparzo

      And you or the premium times never mentioned once the killing of Fulanis by so called farmers or rustlers.
      Don’t get me wrong, but I do not think you would make Solomon.
      You are too insidious and to much of a snide.

  • Lola says

    Bihari dead man you will not see or reach that three years.

    • Weydem

      @lola_says:disqus

      “Even if you give BUHARI 20 years to prepare, it would still be beyond his capacity.

      The complexities and issues involved in ruling a country like Nigeria are huge.

      Leading such a complex country is an intellectual issue and Buhari doesn’t have

      the intellectual capacity to comprehend what it means to govern the country”.

      …………Professor Ben Nwabueze

      (March 16th, 2016)

      • John Abayomi

        Pro Ben Nwabueze though an intelligent is yet to fully come to terms with defeat from his supported drunkard of Otueke, my professor so Fotunato, Ngozi, Alison Daizaine, Ayim Pius (Humpty Dumpty according to Ruben Abati), Dasuki, etc all have the capacity to govern Nigeria right? wake up mr man, Pro Ben Nwabueze have the capacity to govern Nigeria yet Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a socio cultural organisation he was instrumental to forming and organization of which he emerged the Secretary-General of the organization spanning a period of 20 years is in tatters with no reconciliation in sight. Charity they say begins from home mr. Professor please help re-organise Ohanaeze Ndigbo first, show your capacity by unifying the eastern states towards a common purpose of development and viability, then and maybe then we will take you seriously,

      • excel

        Lol…. see f**lishness at the peak. Ben Nwabueze is a disgrace to intellectualism. What stop him from contesting against PMB if he believe so much in his intellectual capacity? What meaningful contribution has he made toward the development of his LG, state or region? For you that quote him is either you are brain dead or mental sick. Ben nwabueze is just a noise maker who is still suffering from the defeat of jonathan.

    • Artful ºDodger

      He will and even lead Nigeria from the filth and dirt you and your generation cherish so much. Since you hate godliness so much, it is you and your generation that will not see the end of his tenure!

    • excel

      The evil you will someone shall befall you and your three generation to come.

  • Original_Raskal

    “If from 1999 to at least 2003, oil is above 100 dollars per barrel and an export of about 2 million barrel per day, how come Nigeria failed to make some arrangement to cushion the effect of a probably volatile oil market?” – Buhari

    The above shows how DULL and uneducated boohari is…no wonder he is not prepared for governance. Does this man even research before he talks? I doubt it! So oil was above 100 dollars in 1999 – 2003? WHAT A F00LISH and DULL man!

    • excel

      The madness in your has overwhelmed you. Get a life, f**l.

      • Original_Raskal

        moron! did oil ever sold up to $50 in those years? you are timid and useless like your dumb nepa-bill certificate father in aso villa!

  • Oyeniyi

    Baba Buhari carry on sir my amiable and purposeful leader…. we that are for you are far more than those against you!!!

  • walejohnson

    PMB, you have spoken your mind and I personally feel proud of you as THE FATHER OF THE NATION, NIGERIA. We pray for your Good Health. God will give you the strength to lead us to the PROMISED LAND. Sir, STAY BLESSED.

  • George

    You have more three years so go and sleep until everyone is roasted by frustrations and hunger.

    This is a callous man talk no fuel, no no light, no food, no work, and no cash yet this normadic old confused animal is here talking of three years.

    APC CHAIN AND SHAME not change a man with evil mind also remain evil God will judge Buhari harshly

  • excel

    He might not speak much or frequently but when he does you will feel the assurance of greater Nigeria. May God see you through.

    • Prophet

      “might not speak much or frequently” is the overwhelming evidence that Nigeria has an honest and, loyal, God-fearing, and patriotic leader in the person of President Muhammadu Buha (Lt. Gen).. …A leader that lets his actions speak rather than words!

      It is funny that the people that did not vote for him or voted against him now think they can call for his impeachment.

      Idiots in the SE should know that their votes are insignificant on the national level. “Vote for Buhari; Don’t vote for Buari ….starts, ends, nor changes anything!

  • Ebitari

    Visionless leader with no sense of direction for the country. The worst so far for this country.

  • Maria Darego

    All the people who are commenting should ask themselves: if they are given 4 days to prepare for an examination, they waste one day, then comfort themselves on the second day by claiming they have 3 more days; would they honestly expect to do well on the exam? It is only a bad student that thinks like this!!!! It takes a minimum of 30 months to commission a power station from the point of financial closure so there would be zero increment in power generation capacity by 2019!!!! It takes a minimum of 2 dry seasons to build a road so there would be zero addition to the road network by 2019!!!! The Jonathan Kaduna-Abuja rail project is the only rail project on the board between now and 2019! In a nut-shell, the 3 years would blow by faster than Mr Buhari would realise and he would still have nothing to show on ground!!!! He should sit-up!!!

  • Titus

    I did not see Oga Tinubu in the APC leadership meeting, does it mean he is a National Leader of APC only on newspaper. The media deceive Tinubu by calling him National leader of APC but when Leaders of APC meet he is not there. The Media should stop deceiving Tinubu by calling him APC national leader because it is embarrassing to him when leaders meet he is not there.

  • Titus

    Tinubu should attend APC national meetings and sit in the front seat not in the back because he is a national leader.

  • Daniel

    No excuse. Early morning shows the day. This government has moved too slowly on urgent issues of national importance.

    They are still studying Jonathan’s hand over note. Incompetence personified government.

  • Ekwekwe

    Interpretation of President Mumu-hadu Bokohari’s speech: if you think Nigeria is hell after one year of his election as president, “I have three more years” of disaster, misrule, and pain coming, the certificate forging illiterate said.