Buhari refuses to sign 2016 budget, returns document to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2016 appropriation bill to the National Assembly
President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2016 appropriation bill to the National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned the controversy-ridden 2016 budget to the National Assembly, pointing out areas of concern in the document and demanding adjustment.

The spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Abdurazaq Namdas, (APC-Adamawa State) confirmed this to journalists on Thursday.

“I can confirm to you that we are in possession of the letter from the president identifying grey areas,” Mr. Namdas said.

He said the leadership of the House and that of the Senate as well as their respective relevant committees would meet on the development.

He, however, refused to mention the “grey areas” saying they would be made known to Nigerians in “due course”.

The National Assembly passed the budget on March 23 and later transmitted it to Mr. Buhari for assent.

Apparently with the omission of certain projects and addition of others not proposed by the Executive, Mr. Buhari has since withheld his assent.

One of such projects is the Lagos-Calabar rail project counted as a critical infrastrucural focus of the administration.

It was not captured in the original budget but was brought as a supplementary proposal of the Transport Ministry by its Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, and was approved, Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport, Gbenga Ashafa, said.

However, the Appropriations Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives respectively chaired by Danjuma Goje and Abdulmumin Jibrin, removed the project from the final draft, saying Mr. Amaechi lacked the powers to make budgetary proposal.

Last week, while the Senate said Mr. Buhari should sign the budget and, later, send a supplementary proposal to capture the Lagos-Calabar rail project, the House said it had resolved to receive the budget to capture the project before assent.


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  • MilitaryPolice01

    Hahahahahahaha kai which level sef … naija we hail thee. Third week of April, almost May, more than half way into the fiscal year still budget never pass … which level sef lool..what is actually going on .. is this a joke or are we watching nollywood lool .. tufia

    • Paul Young

      Its nothing new in Nigeria. In recent memory both 2014 and 2015 budgets were signed mid may. That’s not the issue. I believe the bigger issue is how well the budget is implemented rather than when it was passed.

      • Darlington

        Both not with this level of controversy and distortions. Buhari has failed.

        • Paul Young

          No controversy and distortions that you know of at least. since 1999 every budget has been controversial, we just never knew about it till now. those in the budget office who padded the budget were they employed may 29 2015? of course not, they have been there for donkey years and they didnt just learn the trade in the last one year

          • Lukuti

            I like your argument and sincere approach to the whole situation. I am personally privy to the extreme level of padding the budget suffered in 2012, and was aware of several others. The worry about this delay is both genuine and meaningless, genuine because we are all concerned that the economy is descending terribly and we are seriously being affected, but weighty meaningless as no one can build a desirable and enduring structure on a feeble and decrepit foundation. My wish is that let this delay bring succor to all of us, better the life of our people and serve as the beginning of many good things to come in our country.

      • MilitaryPolice01

        Paul Young my brother, I no get time for political comparison or debate, if you feel since it is nothing new in Nigeria then it is normal then I wish you good luck my brother .. meanwhile make I go lament for naija on top fresh bottle of seamans aromatic schnapps .. chai ajo ife neme

    • tundemash

      Mr. D@ft, your hero, Dumbo Jo ,signed the 2015 budget on May 19 2015. Did u wail then ?

      www*bellanaija*com/2015/05/pres-jonathan-signs-n4-425-trillion-2015-budget-into-law/

      Dumbo Jo, signed the 2014 budget into law May 23 2014, was it also a joke then ??

      www*vanguardngr*com/2014/05/new-2014-budget-entry-throws-senate-confusion/

      Stop displaying your f00lishness online.

      Meanwhile coard, i have never seen you comment on any of my comments as you promised last week. You are just a noisy idi0t.

      • MilitaryPolice01

        Mba I wailed at your mother for regurgitating to a vermin like you… pack of shit afoanu …. keep your bellanaija link to yourself gay ass mutherfucker

        • tundemash

          Mor0n, respond to the facts that Dumbo didn’t sign his budgets until May every year while hos assistants were busy sniffing cheap drugs at the amnesty camp.

          www*bellanaija*com/2015/05/pres-jonathan-signs-n4-425-trillion-2015-budget-into-law/

          www*vanguardngr*com/2014/05/new-2014-budget-entry-throws-senate-confusion/

          I have told you severally , you are beneath me as you never reason before submitting the trash you submit !

  • udemeobong

    Shame on Nigeria ! Who sang the song “which way Nigeria?“ Sony Okosun?

    • Patriotique

      shame on u who prefer any way to the right way

    • Nwa_Africa

      Shame on you…………………….

  • Domino

    I love this man. It might take time but the right thing must be done. Gradually but steadily, Nigeria is being restored to the path of law and order.

    • Darlington

      Stop this rubbish! People are suffering and you’re here praising your dumb president. No fuel, no light and no money.

      • Omoba1

        Do you want the president to sign irregularities. I would not want that.

        • Truetalk

          What are the irregularities ? Pls name them. U reason like the dallard from Daura

      • Alayo Tunde Oso

        Darlington, there would be no fuel, no light and no money because your people and party (PDP) have stolen and still hiding (refusing) to release all the loot.

        • Okafor

          We’ve heard this story one thousand times. Continue to blame PDP, even in the next 3 years.

          • james_grim_teacher

            There will be better light in the next 3 years. More plants are coming up, they are improving distribution and FG is bringing subdized domestic solar solutions. However we have to face facts that PDP of 16 years are directly to blame for the power problem. If we dont we are lying to ourselves and we are past that stage

          • Paul Young

            The simple truth is that we can even blame PDP for the next 20 years and we would be justified. I can make bold to say that Economy and infrastructure wise we may have even been better under military rule. For one during military days we never knew what petrol subsidy was, its in the last 10 years or so we started hearing it. Refineries that used to work very well were deliberately sabotaged. I live very close to warri refinery, back in 1997/98 just before democracy boys used to go and hustle in refinery/depot and make average of 100-150k monthly, this is wayy back in 1997, that money is worth over 300k now easily due to inflation. My brother its unfortunate that bad things happened to us and we have been going downhill since we got democracy. i wont say PDP ruined Nigeria though, i would say POLITICIANS ruined Nigeria. All of them whether PDP or APC, they are all the same. No values, no morals, no integrity. This is the reason we voted buhari. He seems to be better than the average politician when it comes to detesting stealing and corruption, yes he is seriously lacking in other areas but lets take it one step at a time

        • Truetalk

          Howmany hav u sent to jail? Rubbish people. Always blaming.

      • Chukwuka Okoroafor

        I know this will sound very strange to you, but Domino has a point. It is going to get very bad at first however.

    • Okafor

      While we are waiting Nigerians are dying in poverty because of APC govt.

      • tundemash

        Are u not a Nigerian? Are u dead ? Sore loser !

        • MilitaryPolice01

          he is a Nigerian but sure not as dead as you are …. mumu wawa kawai

      • Julius

        Its okay, if you didnt die during the Jonathan ruining the country, you will be alright now.

    • Debekeme

      I believe so.
      One thing i know is that Buhari will not be in any room where they are sharing NIgeria and keep quiet.
      Thats all i want for now, someone who will not steal our money.
      Lets thank God for that for now, other issues will come after that

  • Darlington

    This is change indeed! Nigeria is on auto pilot. APC is the real clueless government.

    • Rommel

      Let is be,you can go back to Otuoke or wherever,things must be done right no matter how long.

    • Nwa_Africa

      F0OOL from Ijaw…………………….

    • james_grim_teacher

      If Nigeria had been on auto pilot a fake budget woukd have been presented and signed in January, Buhari would have bern signing everything dropped on his desk, Saraki would have been going every week to Aso Rock, stealing would have been wholesale and Nigeria would have been bruised further. I like this particular situation.

    • Uzoma John

      Loser. Still mourning Jonathan’s downfall. Stealing is not corruption.

    • Bissy

      STFU retard

  • Patriotique

    There must have been serious, unacceptable mutilation done by the NASS to the budget for PMB to return it at this time, when everyone expects progress. I guess he wants to do it right for once, and set a precedence.

    • Ahmad

      That is it. What is worth doing is worth doing well.

    • Okafor

      He is trying to clear the mess he found himself in. He said ministers are/were noise makers and did not appoint in time. He managed with civil servants and the results is what we are seeing now. Budget that’s supposed to be ready by December, is going forward and backward. Next time the minister of finance should present the budget and not the president. That’s how it is done in civilised nations

  • lee

    We will get it right. It’s better to have rough way in the start and get it at the end, than rushing and getting it wrong at the end. The only problem is that most Nigerians are facing the hardship and am hungry man don’t won’t to hear all this stories . I think things should speed up a little.

  • Sabo Inuwa

    We are so used to treating serious issues with lavity. It is good lesson to all of us that we now have a President who insists we do things the right way no matter. The hardship will be over once the budget becomes operational. Just imagine the hardship of another 4 years had PDP won the 2015 presidential elections.

  • Rommel

    I think the president needs to become tougher to handle this situation,there are unrepentant corrupt elements in the national assembly who will stop at nothing to achieve their sinister aims.

    • Du Covenant

      I totally agree with you, the so called dishonourable men & women in the senate still went ahead and bought V8 vehicles in a country where petrol is essentially rationed, didn’t give a toss how the masses feel and arrogantly went on air to confirm or justify spending so much public funs for the vehicles. I don’t see Nigerians outraged and asking for new elections to chase all those criminals out of NASS. The President appears a lone voice in trying salvage our country why are we holding back in really sending a message to these crooks in NASS?.

      • Isaac Azor

        Now is the time for a referendum to sack the entire National Assembly, restructure it into one body of just 3 persons from each state. The present members are stained and would do any to frustrate the fight against corruption.

    • james_grim_teacher

      The SSS should put key legislators on security watch. There are networks of corrupt politicians and civil servants trying to run rings around the FG. Kirikiri is a good place for thrm to cool off. We are playing with fire in this country and some people who think government is a game should start feeling some dreadful pain. Nigerians dobt have much patience for rubbish and some people will eventualky put themselves in a position where Buhari will use them as scape goats.
      Democracy is bring used as a looting mechanism . As for the Senate President, i am dorry for thst guy if he does not walk away from his family background of lootocracy and quietly give up that office . There is a time for everything and it is not the end of his political career.

    • taiwo

      The President made a huge strategic error the way he handled the Saraki Senate “election”. He didn’t show enough leadership and inexplicably failed his party by not showing up at a meeting convened to show a United front against Sarakis bid. He was said to have told his party people that he preferred Lawan but then why no support for Lawan when it came to the crunch? The fall-out is what we are witnessing today and we are all paying a price for it. On the matter of the Lagos-calabar Rail route, I find it quite curious that it was not in the initial budget proposal sent to the NASS. Was it not included by Amaechi in his Ministry’s initial budget proposal? Was it removed by the President from the initial budget proposal? Or was it removed from the initial budget proposal by the civil servants accused of padding the budget? I don’t think we have been given clear, convincing answers to these questions.

  • Fadama

    I don’t think any right thinking person is enjoying this cat and mouse game any longer. However, I would rather wait patiently for the budget to be signed than for us to blackmailed by this present Senate.

  • Du Covenant

    Nigerians have been so used to doing the wrong things that they do not understand what is going on. The fact of the matter is, we must change the way we have been doing things in our country, the time is now!. All corrupt persons in our society should be hanged, lets wait as long as it takes with the budget and get it right at the end than the usual chaos…Kudos to Buhari for standing up against the staus quo….

  • Isaac Boro

    Amaechi has gone to Buhari’s camp to cause problems as usual. BUHARI SACK AMAECHI IMMEDIATELY. Thanks.

    • Uzoma John

      You still dey vex? Loser.

      • Isaac Boro

        Loser Uzoma or Uzoorjoo. Amaechi refused to help your mama and papa so u are a loser. Jobless unemployable LOSER.

        • Uzoma John

          By their comments you shall know them. Resorting to insulting my parents. Calling me unemployable. I can pay your salary and that of your entire household + pension for 15 years non-stop. You think anyone that comes out here to refute your biased and warped mind-set is like you. If you actually want to know me tell me then I can fly down to Nigeria or invite and pay for your ticket to come meet me.

    • Odogwu

      You are a sick man!

  • AFRICANER

    The symbolism depicted in the picture is grand!

    Matter over mind; Buhari is fascinated, animated even, by the box and colors encasing the budget; not what’s inside.

  • Debekeme

    Prince died today. The entire world is mourning, he was a great entertainer. The whole world is talking about his passing with sadness and sense of great loss.

    Nigerians really need to live their lives trying their level best to do great things that will set them apart from the average person. When we have a chance to stand out and make a mark on the world; we shouldn’t let that chance pass us by. Its an amazing privileged being able to change the world in a positive way. Not many have that chance.

    To all these clowns leading Nigeria, and to the incredible idiots who are enabling and supporting them: you are just specs of sand in a beach. You are all nothing and will die as nothing.

    Pray that when God gives us a chance to make a difference in the world and leave a legacy that will last for generations, that we dont fall short.

    To the Nigerian people going to Abuja next week to picket and confront the criminals the NASS. I wish all of you well. You are great and unique Nigerians. You guys need to open a Facebook page and even a website and put up pictures and your names so we can celebrate you.

    Nigeria will be great. We will over come the dark spirits that are making us a hopeless country.

    Bukola Saraki and crew; Nigeria will over come you. We will see your back. We will bury you and you will be the first of the giant powerful locusts destroying Nigeria we will bury.

    God Bless Nigeria. God heal our country and prosper its people.

    • Hassan Lawal

      ….oh! a very intelligent comment!

  • NazirJos

    Why should a cabinet lack the power to propose a budget under his ministry? After all what’s the point of being a minister if you cannot act for the President? Hmmmnnn… something rots here… These Senate guys want to prostrate this administration so that the public will pass vote of no confidence against it. The good news is that Nigerians are resilient, such plots cannot work on us, besides the media is always there to expose the enemies of our process and unveil the truth.

    • sabosuji2000@yahoo.com

      NazirJos, have you ever read the budgeting documents or books anywhere? If yes, kindly tell us who draws budget for a state or nation. For purposes of clarity, every ministry, parastetal or commission send their financial estimates for the year to the budget office who compiles such for the governor or president. After harmonization, the governor or president presents such document to the state house of assembly or senate in the case of a country. There has never been anywhere the commissioner or minister takes his ministry’s budget straight to the state assembly or senate. If you know, kindly enlighten Nigerians. Must every procedural norm turn on its head because MB is President of Nigeria? Ask Amaechi if it was his commissioners that send their ministries estimates to the Rivers State House of Assembly when he was governor. If not, why initiate such now that Muhammadu Buhari is President? For your notice, PMB’s headache are those working with him, take it or leave it.

      • Nigeria

        I don’t thing u follow the story from day one? Pls go over the story of the budget from the very day Mr president present it to the house, u will understand better how the Rotimi Amaechi issue came about. Yes we all know that the cross river Lagos rail project was not in the initial documents but along the line there was a provision to include it and the president was inform, Ameachi didn’t act alone but did the right thing. Ok let say Ameachi was wrong, what now stop the senators to communicate to the president about the 60 billion floating in ministry of transport but they went ahead to redistribute the money to other project where it will benefit them. From my point of view it was a deliberate attempt because if the president didn’t ask of the details the story would have been a different one. Thank God for mr president wisdom to ask for the details…we most all join hands to eliminate the cancer call corruption…

  • Maria

    Saraki and his lieutenants of crimes frustrating the budget…

  • Dazmillion

    I am sure Jonathan must be wondering what the fuss is all about seeing that he signed budgets for 6 years without reading one line of the document.

    • Debekeme

      LOL

    • Gouken

      lmao

    • emmanuel

      Jonathan was the best president in respect of budgets. Jonathan held his grounds against the NASS for six years on budget frauds.. Your are a senseless Nigeria who is bitter with yourself and have no sense of history or just being stu**d.
      Buhari still does not understand the Document after travelling the routes for 6 times.

      • Enemona

        Yeah, he held his grounds indeed! by allowing senators their loot through the famous constituency projects.

      • Dazmillion

        I see you are still suffering from JONATITIES DEMENTIA

    • Prophet

      You assume too much.
      We have it on some kind of authority that “Mama Peace” was the single signatory with regards to Nigeria’s budget under the ‘Jonathan years’!

      • Dazmillion

        You assume too far. But there might be some truth to it.

    • IZON Redeemer

      Are u not ashamed that u have a president who goes about stealing Budgets at night—in the Senate And which he read to the National Assembly? It was Buhari who padded the budget–No sane man will borrow money above his personal income and retirement benefits-Buhari is a liar and a crook-who should not be trusted by any—-evil to a fault–Do u know how his refusal to pass the budget is affecting various sectors of the economy—–? Buhari will soon become a borrow– borrow–(Oni gbese) president—if Jonathan had gone out of his way to borrow a dime for the Niger Delta—the entire country would have been set ablaze by the Yorubas led by Falana ati-d-Fulanis by El Rufai ati Sanusi the thieving emir of Kano–ati Tunde- bakare , Soyinka, Obj ati Madam Oby the Obj abina traversing the globe to win support for their greedy souls–via the CIA–SEPARASTION IS THE ANSWER NOT THE RULE OF THE FULANIS AND YORUBA ATI THEIR IBO SURROGATES-

      • Dazmillion

        I see you are still suffering from JONATITIES DEMENTIA

  • time for buhari to go is now

    Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State who was the anchor man of

    the late General Sani Abacha looting spree of Nigeria is currently

    fighting the United States authorities to keep about $140million he helped

    the late dictator stole and kept in offshore accounts.

    Peter Carr of the U.S Department of Justice, USDOJ, PBN in an email that Bagudu’s lack of cooperation on the

    crimes he committed against Nigeria and the United States is stalling the

    forfeiture of about $148million held in different portfolios in United

    Kingdom.

    Carr said “As you are probably aware, the Justice Department brought a

    civil forfeiture action against more than $600 million traced to

    corruption in Nigeria during the regime of Sani Abacha.

    “Abubakar Bagudu, who is not cooperating with our investigation, is named

    in the complaint, which also lays out the government’s position on his

    role. His relatives are contesting the forfeiture of over $100 million of

    the total the Justice Department is seeking to forfeit.”

    The U.S had traced over $600million laundered by the late Abacha. Out of

    the $600million, the U.S have agreed to repatriate $480million, with over

    $100million still in contention.

    The remaining sum from the $600million is what Governor Bagudu is fighting

    to keep to himself under the protection of Buhari ati the his men at EFCC-If na Ijaws Buhari would have been all over the place chasing them in the creeks–But because it is his Fulani brothers—the man is quiet–That is Justice Nigeriana

  • power must change hands-

    President Buhari knows he cannot fight corruption successfully while he is surrounded and sponsored by corrupt APC politicians. Like charity, an APC war against corruption must begin at home; in the APC. The president makes a song and dance about fighting corruption, yet his APC party is steeped in corruption.

    However, APC members are exempted from Buhari’s anti-corruption prosecution; except perhaps for Bukola Saraki who must be prosecuted for committing the same crime Bola Tinubu was absolved of. Saraki became Senate president by playing the same party-betrayal card Aminu Tambuwal played to the delight of the APC under Jonathan, which is now to the annoyance of the APC under Buhari.

    If Buhari were serious about fighting corruption, he would have fought against the dubious protocol within APC that all presidential aspirants must fork out a nomination fee of N27.5 million to the party. Costly elections lead to corrupt governments, because the excessive money spent is inevitably recouped from government coffers. But instead of fighting against this dubious protocol, Buhari claimed he was constrained to borrow the money from his bank. A few months later, the president declared he has N30 million in his bank account.

    • Prophet

      One grave mistake in your assertions is in misunderstanding what said about fighting corruption.

  • Prophet

    As the President , Buhari has veto power on any bill.

    If the president does in fact, have veto on any bill that comes to his desk, we assume something like Americas executive ‘line item veto’ also exist.
    In such a situation, Buhari needs only crossing out the offending parts of the budget while signing the other parts into law!~

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    President Buhari knows he cannot fight corruption successfully while he is surrounded and sponsored by corrupt APC politicians. Like charity, an APC war against corruption must begin at home; in the APC. The president makes a song and dance about fighting corruption, yet his APC party is steeped in corruption.

    However, APC members are exempted from Buhari’s anti-corruption prosecution; except perhaps for Bukola Saraki who must be prosecuted for committing the same crime Bola Tinubu was absolved of. Saraki became Senate president by playing the same party-betrayal card Aminu Tambuwal played to the delight of the APC under Jonathan, which is now to the annoyance of the APC under Buhari.

    If Buhari were serious about fighting corruption, he would have fought against the dubious protocol within APC that all presidential aspirants must fork out a nomination fee of N27.5 million to the party. Costly elections lead to corrupt governments, because the excessive money spent is inevitably recouped from government coffers. But instead of fighting against this dubious protocol, Buhari claimed he was constrained to borrow the money from his bank. A few months later, the president declared he has N30 million in his bank account.

  • time for buhari to go is now

    EFCC, ICPC, and DSS are all legacies of past administrations. Under Buhari, these organs of government have been converted into organs of the APC for the persecution of the political enemies of the president and his party. Under Obasanjo, the EFCC went after the members of the president’s party first and foremost. Under Buhari, the EFCC goes primarily after members of the opposition.

    Under Jonathan, INEC was a champion of free and fair elections. Under Buhari, INEC has become a champion of inconclusive elections. Under Jonathan, the privacy rights of Nigerians were respected. Under Buhari, the privacy rights of Nigerians are disrespected. Even the sanctity of the government house in Uyo, Akwa Ibom was violated by the DSS.

    Buhari’s anti-corruption double-standards are becoming legion. The president insists Abacha never stole any money, and then institutes the probe of the PDP for the mismanagement of the recovered non-existent Abacha loot. He accuses the PDP of using public funds to finance its 2015 election campaign, but fails to disclose where the APC obtained the money to finance its own very expensive election campaign. The APC commends INEC for running the ostensibly free and fair election that brought it to power in 2015; then it challenges in court every election conducted by the same INEC in the same election cycle that APC lost….

    • optimisticman1

      You are sick to the marrow

  • Gabriel T

    God bless Mr President, these guys are unbelievable. No iota of shame or self respect amongst our senators and at least a big majority have no morals. Gluttony and selfishness reigns supreme but the people have had enough and Thank God for giving us a clean Head, with these combination they would be advised to stop their crooked ways.

  • The Truth

    Lol ..Buhari and his prosecutors are now grasping at straws with this new amended charges, as there case crumbles in their face with the whole public watching.They’ve seen that their lies against Saraki with the connivance of media outfits like Punch,The Nation,Sahara and Premium Times is failing. It really is beginning to shatter right in front of them. Even the Judge can no longer control his hatred for Saraki .Their incompetence continues to be mind blogging. Just as they cant read and write budget, that is how they cant prosecute simple case properly, and they’ve been shouting for months that they are ready for trial ,disturbing the whole country. Unbelievable! We really are in trouble in this country with this present set of “the clueless executives”. How do you even prove he was collecting salary when the Kwara state government (the supposed payer) has already said nothing like that ever happened. Buhari should arrest all those deceiving him to fight this fight without any concrete evidence using a tainted and suspicious character like Mr Danladi Umar. Sign the budget and lets move forward. What ever you don’t like adjust, after all the money is in your possession. Buhari should stop all this fighting and focus on moving forward. Nigerians are suffering.

    • NwaIgbo

      Impossible to believe that some people misnamed Truth cannot see and celebrate the change that we are all experiencing now. When in the history of Nigeria did you experience this tug of war between the executive and the the senate in regards to the budget. In previous years of mindless looting, corruption and budget padding, all that takes place is looters write how much they will steal for the year, give it to fellow looting president and a signature is appended without any cross examination, after which the bonanza stealing commenced. If you don’t believe it what did all previous budgets achieve in the lives of common Nigerians. What we see today is money belonging to Nigeria stashed away into private hands.
      Alleluia, a new Sheriff is in town and he is asking questions, he is checking numbers, he is cross examining to make sure seasoned looters do no longer fret way as before our collective wealth. The days of massive stealing of a whole country’s budget is over. Bravo, Mr. President, don’t sign any thing until you make sure it is not going to Saraki and his fellow “senalooters”

      • Otile

        Answer your Yoruba name, don’t pretend lest you lie against your soul.

        • tundemash

          Otile Shekau, Chairman Boko Haram Modu Sheriff is looking for you. U can take their money and when it is time to deploy u to Sambisa, u are hiding like a coward you are. u can’t avoid it. U can’t run from your destiny., your end is in Sambisa.TRIBAL BIGOT!

          • Otile

            Abubakar Shekau,

            Don’t call me Shekau. You are closer to Imam Abu Shekau since read the same verses of the Holy Qu-ran and Hadith with him. You know that I cannot be a tribal bigot, but you master Imam Buhari is. You should stop believing their propaganda.

        • NwaIgbo

          Keep Yoruba out of this . I am Igbo proper and know how to call evil- evil. Where is the second Niger Bridge, where is the East- West Road? Ewu!

          • Julius

            hahahahahahaha, he cant help it, He sees the Yorubas in his dreams !!

          • Otile

            Don’t think that writing & speaking good English makes you an Igbo man. Knock off sycophancy, embrace the truth, shun praise-singing, then we know you are Igbo. Igbo people cannot be cowed to serve a tribalist who hates their race. E gbo mi nko?

      • Julius

        Amennnnnnnnnn !!!

    • Prophet

      You need to wake up because it seems you are ‘sleep talkin’!
      Saraki himself knows he is in trouble…..and probably just praying they don’t find his other crimes!
      The only person that can save him is Buhari but that can only happen after he is convicted.
      Buhari can pardon him just like GEJ did to alam….whatever-his-name-is!

      Sadly for Saraki, Buhari is a principled man that will never stoop to that level.
      We are talking of a man that divorced his first wife because she accepted money from the corrupt Government that jailed him.

      Anyways, Nigerias case against Saraki is a sure banker! Why do you think he is trying so desperately to adjourn his case?

      If we are talking about funds getting deposited and transferred between accounts, there is no way such transactions can be hidden.! Welcome to the global economy….and……go back and tell those that hired you that they ‘kicked stone’!

    • optimisticman1

      Shut up my friend. Saraki is a greedy thief who thinks he is smart whether you agree or not. He is heartless just like his father He needs to be taught a lesson that Nigeria does not belong to him. He deserves no sympathy except if you are one of those eating the crumbs that fell from his table

    • tundemash

      Crumb-catcher, you keep copying and pasting same response to stories unrelated. How d@ft can u be ?

  • Otile

    It is disgusting to hear some praise-singers praise Buhari for this shameful budget debacle. Buhari missed the first step right from day one. He never gave serious thought to getting himself a knowledgeable Minister of Finance. He threw away this important position to a dumb ugly woman just to please her tribesmen. This dummy is useless for the post. What has she ever done right since Buhari threw the position on her laps? She does not even have the commonsense to advise Buhari that he cannot borrow his way out of backwardness.

    Imagine, borrowing money to settle Islamic terrorists, to build ultra modern houses for the burnt down mud huts. Who are going to occupy these modern buildings with the latest amenities, illiterate stinking parasites. Nigeria needs to divide. This is like throwing your precious metal to the pig which will trample your precious metal underfoot and in turn around to
    attack you. Treasure has been wasted in this part of Africa. God forgive sin.

  • Prophet

    President Buhari’s fight against corruption is a simple enough policy for even the dumbest among us to understand.
    He put people he found trustworthy in law enforcement and investigative positions.
    He charged them with finding and prosecuting criminals in Government…plus reclaiming Nigerias stolen funds.

    PMB explicitly said he will not get in the way of any type of investigation. He will not start any, just as he will not end any.He believes in Nigerias law enforcement agents and won’t stand in their way .

    His only slip up was when he said he Nigerian can not grant certain people bail! This automatically implies that he controls the judicial process….an implication that that is wrong and far fetched.

    PMB merely spoke out of his frustrations with Nigerias legal process. If you think about it….we all share his sentiment that people that have so blatantly caused the death of so many Nigerians and the destruction of so many Nigeria;s local economy and infrastructure should not be offered bail!

    • Otile

      Are you talking about people who out of selfishness siphon $Trillions of Nigerian money away thereby dispossessing our people? Are these patriots by any means? There are two kinds of people in Nigeria: those who drain the treasury of Nigeria and hide such away for themselves; and those who invest in Lagos, Abuja, and other places within Nigeria. God will always bless those who invest in Nigeria. These blessed people are co-creators with Almighty God. They go to distant lands and bring scarce goods to the needy country. With their trade and investment Nigerians overcome many untold sufferings. Their effort might become a source of jealousy to others, but nevertheless God blesses them. This is a secret Divine law which I have just revealed to well meaning Nigerians.

  • Prophet

    Let us remind you again that the ONLY reason Buhari ran for election as many times as he did is simply to make a positive change in the life of Nigerians.
    When individuals reach a certain age, they start thinking about the hereafter……!
    While they still have breath, *regardless of whether they believe in heaven or not, they use this opportunity to shore up good deed (just in case heaven is for real)

    We implore you to STFU and give PMB your support because he needs it if he is to accomplish his goals for nigeria.

    • Otile

      Buhari had a mission to punish the ethnic groups he hates and reward his own people handsomely. But in vain does he carry out his discriminatory policies. In the end his people will still remain backward while the others progress. You do not understand the secret Divine law that guides people who love God. While Buhari works tirelessly in vain for the North, our own help comes from God who made heave and earth.

      • tundemash

        Oloshi,
        Lagos_Calabar Rail project is punishment ? In 16 years of PDP looting your destiny, common second Niger bridge they keep deceiving you about was not even started not was East – West road completed. Re-surfacing of just 60miles Lagos – Ibadan road took three PDP govts and yet remain uncompleted.

        • KBE

          Hummm. Mr mess welcome back. Your problem is that you elected to be zombie and zombie you must remain. See no evil, hear not and say not that is a zombie.

          • tundemash

            Mor0n, what r u struggling to say ? Next time click on my name. I have been here all along while you idi0ts scampered when your Otyoke Cl0wn was returned to where OBJ plucked him from.

          • KBE

            Efulefu. Ewu, sychopath. Your contribution is not better than that of Methuselah if you know who he was. No impact, no personality, an empty barrel.

          • tundemash

            Mor0n , all i did was click on your name and i could see you were just unleashed from the amnesty camp unto this site recently hence your excitement. Click on my name and see if your trash “No impact, no personality, an empty barrel” is relevant. Reduce your intake of cheap drugs.

          • KBE

            You see. You perfectly fit the description. That is why I compared you to Methuselah. You just confirmed my thoughts. You are a low life, no personality, deranged, empty barrel.

          • tundemash

            Oloshi, I would rather be a Methuselah than a juvenile amnesty miscreant that u are.

          • KBE

            Mr Mess, you are ivo, ewu, alakori. if you are satisfy to be a Methuselah then your life is a waste. You do not deserve the space.

          • tundemash

            A hopeless miscreant from the despair street of amnesty camp is claiming my life is a waste? If your standard is living off the crumbs of your looters, yes i don’t want to live that way and i have never lived that way.
            Cl0wn, you are far beneath me. When your looters come around to spend your destiny here, we meet at Naija joints where they joke about how f00lish you crumb catchers are. What a pathetic soul !

          • KBE

            You are worse than I thought. Your mental retardation seems irreversible. To be clear I do not support looting neither do I pretend that all is well when it is not. My problem with you is that you are foolishly political and pathetically blind so you can’t seem to be able to distinguish between reality and facade going on in government. Lest we all fall prey to propaganda and become docile like you, pampering politicians either because of party affiliation or for crumbs, the trumpeters like us must not stop sounding the warning.

          • tundemash

            You are just another miscreant unleashed from the army of touts at the amnesty camp. Olosi, where were u in the last 6 years and now u come here releasing some juvenile thoughts. TWAT !

        • Julius

          His hatred for other tribes is what drives him, not the actual facts. He doesnt care about the truth. Jonathan and the Ibo elites did nothing for their people but, he likes it that way. If you ask him, he will blame the Yorubas for his people looting and failing them. Na so oo. Ask him, the bridge not been fixed is Buharis fault, tho Buhari just got there. It matters not to him.

        • Otile

          Abubakar tundemash,

          Stop your name calling. Lean to differentiate between reality and propaganda. Don’t cite the non-existent Lagos_Calabar boondoggle as Buhari’s achievement. The project is a shameful propaganda. They have no intention of extending it to Calabar, Is it in the padded budget or is it not? Are they not getting ready to show my brother Rotimi Oyenusi the door because he exposed the nebulous hypocrisy surrounding the project?

      • Ndidi

        There you go. The hate-filled type who somehow insists he is a christian when all he is is a church-goer. When are you going to stop spreading that ugly ethnic and religious hatred? Buhari is a Nigerian. Buhari is a Moslem – God likes it that way.
        PS – How many Christians are there in this country who even have half the integrity that Buhari has?
        PS 2 – if you want to point out wrongdoing do it but leave out religion and ethnicity so that you can stop spreading the hate that is destroying Black people.

        • Julius

          Thank yo so much. I have been telling him that for the longest but, he cant help himself. He is full of hate . I dont know what happened to him growing up or how he was raised but, he needs help. Im praying for him.Im actually surprised that he didnt include the Yorubas in that comment.

      • excel

        spotted……….. ignoramus pdpig/biafraud tout.

        • Otile

          Counter my comment with your own strong reasonable argument, not just senseless “spotted……….. ignoramus pdpig/biafraud tout”. Oya

      • Julius

        You just cant your hate life. Its sad really. You call yourself a Christian but your heart is full of hate. You need help.

    • Arogbo

      President Buhari got all of my support and those of like minded Nigerians.

      • Otile

        Don’t waste your support, boy. Soon you will find out that you are backing the wrong horse.

    • james_grim_teacher

      Thank you for this post

    • Kokoman

      You curse and you call yourself a prophet? That is why hell is insatiable!

      • Julius

        lolz. give him a break !

    • Julius

      lol@STFU , danmmmmmmmmm !!!. WTF !

  • favourtalk

    Senate is our serious headache now, we need to tell them to consider Nigerians not just themselves. We are more than the wicked ways of thier reasoning. Nigeria will grow bigger and stronger

  • KBE

    Under a very incompetent government Nigeria now requires US to provide technical assistance to solve fuel problem. That is a new low in the history of our nation. The statement by US ambassador confirms the present sentiment of US concerning Buhari”s government. Rufai mocked praying President Jonathan……Many prayer of lazy, docile, incompetent, clueless, hopeless, useless leader..Where is Mallam Nasir ElRufai now? But there is no doubt that both Buhari and El Ruffian are lazy, docile, incompetent, clueless, hopeless, useless leaders.

    • james_grim_teacher

      The incompetent governments were the ones that fid not build refineries when oil money was flowing. The PDP messed up Nigeria and you think they were brainy.. Ha ha ha. You are obviously one of those dedtined for poverty because you are not cspabke of critical thinking.
      Brainless people with fake degrees have deceived low minded people like you. How many refineries did Buhari meet?, how many power stations?.

      What of basic skills to run refineries? – reactors, furnaces, crackers, pumps, exchangers, and compressors,… has Nigeria maintained those competences? Dont we need US consultants to re develop those skills that we lost during the government of the party of fuel traders
      They took your country’s money and stole it for 16 years, did not develop anything and you are here posting rubbish about what you don’t know because you are a tribalist. .

      • KBE

        I can see that you have capacity to think critically. However I discovered we can’t discuss because of your illogical presentation. Your capacity for mediocrity, incompetence and docility shows in the number of excuses you are able to chum up for this clueless government’s failures. If at this age and time you still do not see anything wrong in Nigeria requiring technical assistance from foreign countries to solve fuel problem then I can’t be of help in making you see things differently. Good day.

      • Kokoman

        But it is the same foreigners that carried out TAM in these refineries almost every and gulping over $5 billion dollars that are proposing technical assistance to us? When will we learn they mean nothing good for us?

  • excel

    The rogues in the senate lead by crookola saraki are the major problem here, playing politics with the future of the nation has show the incompetence of saraki leadership in the senate. Nigerians are watching.

  • David Adeniran

    Can we ABOLISH this Senate as soon as possible? With the way these ROGUES are now going their own business instead of the Nation’s business, there is an urgent need to reconsider the case for ABOLITION OF THE SENATE.

  • Kokoman

    Nigeria has just wasted 8 months of 4 years to chase the wind. The drama in courts will just fizzle out and the judges and SANs dancing to the bank. Remember the $650m subsidy debacle?

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