Nigeria’s President Buhari in fresh plagiarism scandal of Obama’s speech

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, and U.S. President, Barack Obama in Washington.
FILE PHOTO: Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, and U.S. President, Barack Obama in Washington.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘Change Begins with Me’ campaign suffered a setback Friday following a newspaper report that the president allegedly plagiarised President Barack Obama in the speech he delivered while launching the project.

The government says the campaign will help curb “widespread act of immorality” by Nigerians.

The report, which detailed how Mr. Buhari allegedly lifted quotes from a 2008 speech by Mr. Obama, came on the heels of another damaging allegation that the ‘Change Begins With Me’ campaign contained elements belonging to another anti-corruption effort, ‘Not in My Country’.

Mr. Buhari on September 8 launched the ‘reorientation’ campaign in Abuja as part of his government’s strategy to make Nigerians eschew “dishonesty, indolence, unbridled corruption and widespread impunity” and embrace daily introspection over their “immoral” conducts.

He also used the occasion to sue for national consensus amongst Nigerians on issues ranging from spirit of service to patriotism.

“We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long. Let us summon a new spirit of responsibility, spirit of service, of patriotism and sacrifice, Let us all resolve to pitch in and work hard and look after, not only ourselves but one another.

“What the current problem has taught us is that we cannot have a thriving army of rent seekers and vested interests, while the majority suffers,” Mr. Buhari said.

But facts have emerged indicating Mr. Buhari did not author those quotes.

Adeola Akinremi, a columnist with Lagos-based THISDAY Newspaper, was the first to spot possible instances of plagiarism between Mr. Buhari’s speech and a speech delivered by Mr. Obama when he was first elected in 2008.

In a speech delivered after his victory on November 4, 2008, Mr. Obama said to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters:

“Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.

“So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other. “Let us remember that, if this financial crisis taught us anything, it’s that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.”

After highlighting the seeming plagiarism, Mr. Akinremi said the act was “unethical” and lampooned Mr. Buhari for allegedly indulging in it.

“It is immoral to plagiarize other people’s work, but even worse to use dishonesty to launch a campaign about honesty.

“When you use another person’s work without acknowledgement, you have plagiarized. You simply pretend as if it is your own. It is unethical. It makes a mess of the campaign from the start. That is what Buhari has done, nobody will believe in the ‘change begins with me’ campaign, because it was built on lies,” Mr. Akinremi said.

When contacted Friday morning, presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said he was just becoming aware of the allegation and that the presidency would investigate.

Mr. Akinremi’s column was published a week after associates of Akin Fadeyi, creator of ‘Not In My Country’ accused the Buhari administration of stealing his concept to launch ‘Change Begins with Me.’

The associates said Mr. Fadeyi, a creative artist and former head of communications at Airtel Nigeria, met with the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in December 2015 to intimate him of ‘Not In My Country,’ an episodic narrative that deploys humour to underscore societal ills and appeal to Nigerians to shun sharp practices.

They said Mr. Mohammed declined interest in the concept, only to turn around to adapt it for ‘Change Begins with Me’ campaign.

But Mr. Mohammed denied the allegations, saying he started ‘Change Begins with Me’ before he was appointed minister.

“We started working on ‘Change Begins with Me’ before the honourable minister was nominated and we’ve been working with the agency that produced the campaign,” Mr. Mohammed’s associate said.

The ‘Change Begins with Me’ campaign had earned Mr. Buhari widespread criticism, with many Nigerians accusing him of shifting blames to them and wondering why they gave him their mandate if he would ultimately saddle them with the duty of effecting the change he promised.

But the government said the campaign became necessary to rally all Nigerians in the effort to cleanse the country of corruption and other malaise plaguing it.

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  • FineBoy

    We would soon charge the for plagiarism of A to Z and 0 to 9.
    All Economics are guilty of plagiarism of Adam Smith works

    • Manjaro Nawaya

      Bros, it’s “Economists”, not “Economics”!

      • FineBoy

        That is plagiarism because u copied from dictionary

        • Gary

          E-rat,
          This is the best cover up you can do for your Ogas shaming our country? Even propaganda una fit do again. Useless bunch.

          • FineBoy

            Are u in Malaysia or Thailand?

          • MC

            U no get better yan abegi

        • Manjaro Nawaya

          Hahaha! You’re a funny one…

        • anonymousbychoice

          google defined—plagiarism definition. Literary theft. Plagiarism occurs when a writer duplicates another writer’s language or ideas and then calls the work his or her own. Copyright laws protect writers’ words as their legal property.
          it seems nobody is denying the fact he plagiarized but rather redefining the word here..we are supposed to be fughting KWAROPSHUN ooo0. it begins with YOU.

      • Riltin

        U sef! Ur wahala plenty oo. Lol.

        • Manjaro Nawaya

          Bros, wetin again man go do for this recession than carry wahala for head?

  • Höly Wähala

    APC even lifted “changi” from, “Change We Can Believe In” which swept Obama into office. Further hijacking lyrics from Obama therefore, comes as no surprise from a bunch of impronto politicians bereft of ideas on how to move the country forward. The scandal is not the fault of President Buhari but that of his media team, another gang of incompetent and empty-headed people he surrounded himself with… Femi Adesina, Garba and whoever writes Buhari’s speeches were long overdue for recycling away from this blundering administration in all tenents of governance. Plaigirism is a major crime in journalism as Femi Adesina must know, therefore, he should tender his resignation if he has morals or integrity to save… Nor be only Aunty Ngozi suppose resign to preserve her integrity, oya, Femi too should resign to prove Yoros are right in calling Dr. NOI names. Animals!

    • B. Messi

      Shut up! SHUT UP!
      DON’T DISTRACT US. OUR ANTI-KWAROPSHUN WAR IS ON COURSE.
      SHaaRAP THERE YOU PDPig WAILER!

      • Riltin

        Hahaha!

    • FineBoy

      The Change we can believe in was lifted from Late Mohammed Abubakar Rimi Changi of 1979

    • MC

      I love your transformation bruv. I hold you in high esteem and with reverence because you’ve been able to prove that all our battles in the cyberspace is for the betterness of this nation rather than for tribal/religious differences. We called each other names on this platform and others but today you’re on the path of truth – the golden path. I vow today that if Buhari ever does it right, I’ll fight for him. God bless you bro.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    There is a lack of conviction and originality, the APC are mere impostors hence they remain rudderless and cannot change the course of events. Buhari does not hold press conferences unless they are arranged and orchestrated like a movie by his press team and even when they lift these things from various quarters and present to him to deliver, he messes it up, the man is a bad communicator.

    • FineBoy

      Life is all about copy and modify.
      Technology invented like car is 1, but different models and make come up.
      Even what you learned at School wasn’t original, now u use it to feed and critic everything.
      A to Z; 0 to 9 weren’t our invention.
      In that light we are all guilty

      • anonymousbychoice

        yeah but if you wrote that speech as an assignment outside Nigerian colleges or higher, ITS A BIG FAIL not because the work was wrong, but its another person’s intellectual right not yours. lets give credit to who its due and lash out when its necessary.ITS STILL DEMOCRACY ISN’T IT??? We all had a laugh with patience jonathan. dont accuse me of pettiness if i do with this administration’s lack of ingenuity or vision.

  • Abel

    Join the discussion…Buhari lack ideas and it’s not strange seeing him indulge in such act. none of the policies and campaigns were ever his. a president that forged his certificate is capable of plagiarism

  • B. Messi

    Yet another all-time-low from the stables of A-fee-C.
    Ahahahahaha!
    DiaRiss God oooooh!

  • hard soff

    When are we gonna focus on curing “a leprous nation and ignore the minor ringworm?”. This is really a topic of discussion? Really?

    • Ogom

      No, an incompetent government that has plunged the nation into recession is the “topic of discussion”.

      Plagiarism is just another symptom of their incompetence and lack of integrity.

    • Political ninja

      Every big illness has an underlying small illness. A dirty colon can lead to cancer.

    • Es3

      Is it the same way we focused on curing the leprosy and left the ring-worms when another person was on that seat???!

      “Those that sow wind will surely reap whirlwind”, that’s the law of God that no man can change – simple

  • Rollingdollar

    Now All those people( you know them) who were shouting that Dr NOI should have resigned as finance minister during Goodluck regime, can they now demand the immediate resignation of Femi Adesina, Lai Mohemmed, Garba Shehu . Plagiarism is a crime

    • Riltin

      Not anymore. This is “anything goes” regime.

    • MC

      If I were Mr Fadeyi I would sue Liar Mohammed

  • Ezekiel

    Rubbish talk by thieves who hate changes.

    • Es3

      So to you, Buhari and APC change is stealing another person’s intellectual property???

  • Ayo

    Why are people afraid to see the truth and say it?. The pdp lived with corruption, simple!

    • Ogom

      Irrelevant

    • Riltin

      What has PDP got to do with your useless copy copy president?

    • MC

      ..therefore let Buhari/Liar steal people’s work to justify it? Na bread dey inside your brain?

      • emmanuel

        Na ékó dey im brain

      • Political ninja

        No na agidi!

    • Es3

      So Buhari/APC must surpass them???

      Madness!!!

  • Gary

    Well, we have come to this…the people voted out a democratic but graft ridden government for poseurs as change agents who have turned out to be empty suits lacking vision or basic integrity in words and deeds. And now the whole world knows it, to Nigeria’s eternal shame.
    A government that has run down Africa’s fastest growing economy and needlessly plunged the nation and its people into recession, joblessness and hunger; now tops it off with visiting disgrace and ridicule to the most populous Black nation on Earth.

    Who’s left in the cabinet of mediocrity, kitchen and formal, without soiled hands? Buratai, Dambazzau, Dalung, Malami, Lai Mohammed, Fashola, Amaechi or Abba Kyari?

    The scariest part of all these is that this sorry bunch that cannot shoot straight is not even half-way through its its four year term and has wrought so much pain, suffering and shame on this country.
    And Buhari, running the country as a family business, still wants emergency powers over the economy.

  • Rommel

    This would be music to all Buhari haters,many of whom would forget that there is a position called presidential speech writer.

    • God help us

      Blame shifting. Very typical of APC/Buhari govt.
      Though I don’t see anything in using someone’s quote unless he is trying to owe those quote

    • kunlexy

      Good point you have there. But you should realize that if the speech had won an award for excellence it’s pmb who takes the credit. Nigerians will hardly ever know who wrote the speech. It’s high time we began living the change we preach and take responsibility for our actions. If all ministers perform excellently, it’s the PMB administration that takes the credit and it should in turn admit all the resultant failures. That’s the more reason the American public did not exonerate Trump and wife for plagiarism.

    • TininiTanana

      Great Leader’s seize moments to author and deliver clarion calls….

    • MC

      See this one! Shut up jor! Presidential speech writer ko, Obama speech thiefer ni!

      • longben

        Lol!!!!1

    • Boni

      Plagiarism is a very serious offence here in the Western world. Why would anyone copy word for word another person’s intellectual work. The Presidential speech writer is to copy and paste other peoples work in Nigeria? FYI, the current Vice president of America Joe Biden faced similar plagiarism case 2 decades ago because he used a series of phrases that closely mirrored a previous speech by that of British politician Neal Kinnock without mentioning the source at the end of the speech. Your speech writer has committed a punishable offence. intellectual property right (IPR) protection law should be instituted as a matter of urgency.

    • emmanuel

      Change begin with Buhari – No WAEC.
      Poor schooling is manifest here. Rommel, change or be sent to do community service. Are you saying Buhari read out what he never understood? anyway, we have not forgotten in a hurry, the junk he sent to NASS as budget proposal early this year.

    • Political ninja

      Auto pilot slave

  • Abdul

    Rubbish, this useless report should quit this pettiness for Godsake.

    • C3kwe

      Abdul, you are an educated man, plagiarism is wrong. This is not pettiness, people’s work must be acknowledged. Who ever wrote that speech should be fired because it is an embarrassment to the President , afterall the president employed someone to do the job and not copy and paste speech writer. No person is personally blaming the President, as no president writes speeches by him or her self.

      • Abdul

        who did you acknowledge for writing the above english? The reporter need to stop making issues out of nothing, we have more pressing issues instead all this pettiness.

        • C3kwe

          Did you read the latest, buhari will punish the speech writer for the plagiarism. I’m really disappointed by you down playing this issue, really really disappointed.

      • FineBoy

        Did u invent the alphabets?

        • C3kwe

          Well, well well. Plagiarism is taken very serious where I live, maybe it is nothing where you live.

    • MC

      God punish you

      • Abdul

        Why now? are you full of hate to the extent that you cant do without cursing? As if God is man, nonsense

        • MC

          Okay na now you remember God abi? Do you know what it means for someone’s intellectual property to be stolen and all you could do is to dismiss it as ‘pettiness’!

          • Abdul

            Who is complaining? you, the reporter or Obama? i beg comot road make i pass. Intellectual property indeed, na aircraft design Buhari steal? abi na software innovation him steal?

          • MC

            It’s your ilk, kits and kins, in conjunction with bad elements from Southwest that plunged Nigeria into this eternal darkness. You sound like an Hausa man and while not condemning all Hausa’s, for I’ve come accros some good ones, you’re the type who believes that fair is foul. Na only Allah and him people matter abi? Hence intellectual property theft is no big deal. Well your position describes you very well: Boko is Haram.

          • Abdul

            You seem confused really and from your post, you sound like somebody who have hatred for some people or how else will i describe this statement ” Na only Allah and him people matter abi?” where is that coming from and how does it relate to the issue under discussion?

            For your information, Nobody can be condemned if 2 independent people comes up with the same idea, it is practically impossible to conclude that Obama is the first user of that line and even if he is who says somebody else cannot come up with the same line? You should dwell on important issues mister man. If the govt steal somebody’d blueprint for production of computer now then we can take that serious NOT THIS PLS.

          • emmanuel

            I am sure you are not of the contemporary World. If you are learned (not meaning Lawyers vain glory), you would not have this warped opinion about plagiarism.
            I also suspect you did not attend Institution of higher learning nor did General Studies. Sori, i don forget say na Fulfude dem take teach you and your language nor get plagiarism.

          • Abdul

            Thank you, oya go court go claim money because Buhari pick one and half lines from Obama without acknowledgement. Rubbish.

          • emmanuel

            hahahaha, you seem to have commenced plea bargaining stylishly on his behalf!

  • emmanuel Azodoh

    This is the highest level of hypocrisy, how can one be trying to launch what he does not believe in or practice in his life, a President who is calling for patriotism,has he ever been patriotic? Who called for selflessness and love, has he ever demonstrated one in his life? All these days he has been voted in as a civilian President or did we ever see love in his past leadership as a military head of state? he called for responsibility,has he taken challenge? But we have seen him indulging in blame game. I wish this crusade is one spearheaded by one who can make out sincere objective from it, we earnestly need this revolutionary crusade but this is all political game,it is all emptiness in itself. Please someone should relate to Mr President that we are thirsty of sincerity, commitment, positivism, visionary and servant leader which we have seen he lacks totally because we have seen him not have any value of life,all the tragic death that have taken place during his current administration have not attracted his sympathy or concern. People have committed suicide and leaving a sad and pathetic note saying they took the decision because the hardship Buhari created. Parents have exchanged their child for just a bag of rice, some have gone into robbery just because of hunger, some have dumped their day old baby just because of Buhari’s economic policies. Let us understand that Nothing can be achieved with hunger, skewed psychology, mental imbalance. Nigerians are going through great and inestimable and excruciating mental trauma, the sanity of every Nigerian of today is at great risk and still our President who is calling for patriotism, selflessness, love, responsibility and commitment cant even feel it. SHAMEFUL!!!

  • JP

    Before PDP was a useless party in the history of this country based on corruption but we what is going on now by May 28th, 2019, APC will be more useless than PDP. It is clearer now that APC is more visionless, more clueless and made up of dull personalities who are photocopied machines copied Obama word to word. By next year they will start to steal our money for 2019 election. Useless party like PDP. The mighty God that delivered Nigerians from the hand of PDP will surely deliver us from APC too come 2019.

    • emmanuel

      Shhhhhh, God di not deliver Nigeria from PDP. People like you and Jega delivered Nigeria into the hand of the devil.
      God is not the author of confusion. We warned you and some fakes said they fasted and prayed – the same prayer Our Footballers offered during the Olympics, yet crashed out.
      Una neva see anything, by next year people go dey die like sand from hardship and the USA that helped to unseat the last government because dem nor gree make man dey do man ny**h, go dey laff us!
      Mind you, recent global report from all key financial leaders show that there would be Oil glut in 2017 owing to lots of new entrants into the market.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Pack well joor Mr man. Go and give your salmon to GULLIBLE people like you. WE DONT CARE FOR YOUR OPINION. Are you going to CUT the head of the president just because someone says he plagiarised Obama? Is Obama Your god? Or who is Obama? Hypocrate people who always want to use every means to tabish the image of buhari. Take your foolishness to those who have the same hell brain like you. The president has spoken and there is nothing anybody can do. You can continue to wail.

  • MC

    This is grandest of all humiliation and it’s a dirty slap on all Nigerians worldwide. Resign now Buhari!!!

  • Buhari d daft cow.

    Recessionhari must b related 2 trump’wife cos she is so gud when it come 2 plagiarism.Buhari u will never change u wazzock.

  • Jaspa Matanga

    This mess has shown how incompetent and dangerously useless Liar Mohammed is. He conceptualized this monumental fraud and heaped the odium on his President. Liar Mohammed, like the Devil, was a liar from the beginning and will continue to lie in all he does including lying about the originality of the speech he gave Mr. President to read. That was why Buhari never wanted to appoint Ministers in the first place because, according to him, “they are noise makers”. Now see what this chatter-box Minister has done to him! Let APC send Aisha Buhari to USA to apologize for them …. heheheheheeee.

  • Babrutus

    Recession should be the least of our worries now. We have corruption to contend with.

    • emmnuel

      criminal – recession is a word.

      • Babrutus

        Who is a criminal? The recession, corruption or me?

        • emmanuel

          Recession is known to heighten crime across the globe. It suffice to say you would rather join those who want to survive through crime in the very harsh economic condition whilst the corrupt head pretend to fight corruption,.
          That way, his followers can enjoy crime while other are persecuted.
          Na lie, recession is real and must be stopped immediately while corruption which abound in every country of the World is fought in truth, not in words and against enemies.

          • Babrutus

            So who is a criminal?

          • emmanuel

            you!

          • Babrutus

            When was the trial conducted and how did you arrive at this verdict?

          • Babrutus

            Please where, when and how did you arrive at this deadly confusion, sorry conclusion? Emmanuel, this is not professional at all.

  • emmanuel

    They are without brains. How then can they be creative?
    Same reason they are not doing anything about the dead economy. Same old dying horses who said they are diversifying the economy are working hard on same Oil by deploying Soldiers instead of dialogue, so production can swing up – crass laziness and ineptitude : Na who wan begin the change, spirit?
    There is no intellectual in this dead team. Go over the inaugural speech, it was a cut and nail job of different characters – Obama was their major victim, they also stole a previous Atiku speeh.
    Change begin with Nigerians, but lying is their lot. How dare bunch of liars, promise breakers who would face over 150 million to say never made promises and five months down the line you tell them to change their ways, when they are yet to get over your deceit.
    Abi na wetin be dishonesty?

  • Abdulkadir

    Attention seekers and rumour peddlers. How can one justify plagiarism when only three words are same of an over 200 words statement? There are certain situations that call for adoption of certain words in English, and so, one cannot infer intent to copy others when what one is doing is actually making statements that addresses such situations.

    Similar context demand similar address. It only becomes contentious when several block of words appear sequentially to have been lifted from another piece of work or statement predating the current work or statement. Even when it was clear Buhari’s statements were unique, wailers would not accept it as such, hence their vituperations.

    • emmanuel

      DID YOU READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE REPORT? HAVE YOU CHECKED THISDAY?
      I AM SURE YOU ARE EXCLUDED FROM THOSE WHO SHOULD HAVE CHANGE BEGI WTH THEM – SAME OLD DISHONESTY YOU ARE PLAYIG OUT HERE

    • anonymousbychoice

      bro please use google please. you will learn what you shuld already have known instead of ranting when you have no arguments..plagiarism is the word, nothing else. ask joe biden and the trumps. they faced the same backlash. why is buhari different? cos he is from the north?

      • Powerlessconscious

        Plagiarism is not the word but statement. You can never avoid word. When you school, the university use a software call turnitin (Google it please) to check your plagiarism and it will only see statement. If you change a word from that statement it is no more plagiarism. Mind you, if of buhari plagiarised Obama, it shows that buhari has good leader as reference. Who is the reference of gej among world leaders?

        • anonymousbychoice

          you have no point bro. i dont need to google turnitin cos i used it for years personally. and its a bif fat lie if you change a word in a sentence its still gets detected by the software. you have to do more than changing a word. dont misinform readers here. secondly the idea of the speech looks and feels like its not genuine cos it was gotten from another persons work. thats the issue for me. thirdly, do you really believe buhari will take Obama as a mentor/reference? he is too stubborn and unexposed to do that. thats my 1kobo.

          • Powerlessconscious

            Well that is your knowledge about turnitin. One question, does Obama give room for criminality in his country? No matter any soft word any USA president made, the whole world knows that USA have laws that does not give room for nonsense. So where has buhari stubborn to you if he is trying to enact Chinese law, USA law, britain law, that makes all these countries a great nation after many years of consistency in their law? That is why I ask who is the reference of gej even if buhari had plagiarised obama.?

          • anonymousbychoice

            go ask GEJ not me bro(please think, u not even making effort for a constructive argument here), he is a professor that knows the implications of stealing someone else’s intellectual rights for public speech, no sorry for a national clarion call. wewould have gotten more e-lashes from me if he did. please call a spade a spade, so it doesnt happen again least we plunge this country more into shit than we already are. AND PLEASE i never mentioned GEJ becos he is the past and will ever be the future. dont distract yourself or Nigerians from the obvious.

          • Powerlessconscious

            What spade? Who plug the country into shit? Well, the message I was simply passing is that, buhari plagiarism issue does not call for the aggression against his government because it does not concern you nor affect you nor take anything away from your life. So why aggression against him. The patriotic Nigerians understand the motive of ‘Change begins with me’ which for the citizens to be more useful to their country than to be useful for POLITICIANS who turned them into MOSTERS to cause unrest in the country. Vit the UNPATRIOTIC Nigerians are always ready to give a bad and unnecessary reason against the good motive of buhaei government.

          • anonymousbychoice

            blame game again? GEJ is the former head of state. not the current please. if they keep blaming him without arrest, then its a MOO point.

        • Political ninja

          So what you are saying is you didnt see a whole sentence, clauses and phrases he jacked? Did you even read the part of buhari’s speech against obama’s? Or its auto-defence mood all the time?

    • longben

      Admit it friend, Buhari has become an albatross hanging on the necks of not only those like you who will support him even if he were caught on tape raping a 9 year old girl, but also on all Nigerians, rich or poor alike. With the benefit of hindsight, most Nigerians would have voted for a STONE than cast their ballots for Buhari.

      Actually, a smart alec on nairaland once asked readers to CLICK LIKE for Buhari or SHARE for a stone. LIKE got 195 clicks and SHARE got 1,350 clicks. That my friend is the sad reality today. Accusations of plagiarism fits the bigger picture perfectly.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Is now a big sin to plagiarise? I don’t know the problems of this Nigerian. Plagiarism is not the word but statement. You can never avoid word. When you school, the university use a software call turnitin (Google it please) to check your plagiarism and it will only see statement. If you change a word from that statement it is no more plagiarism. Mind you, if of buhari plagiarised Obama, it shows that buhari has good leader as reference. Who is the reference of gej among world leaders? So it does not what it to use the opportunity to vent anger on the president just because he was encouraging Nigerians to change from being used by politicians for tuggery, militancy, election violence, hire killer, ritualist and even arm rubbers. Is it not common Nigerians that does all these? Yes it is. So change begin with everybody including the leaders in the government…

        • longben

          They say those the GOD’s want to kill, they fist make mad. Pre presidential elections in 2015, Nigerians were complaining that they had only 3 pieces of meat in their soups instead of the 6 they felt they were entitled to. Today, to get any protein atall, they will either have to steal it or eat flies!!! Thats why i wrote ” Accusations of plagiarism fits the bigger picture perfectly” above. KAPISH?

          • Powerlessconscious

            Go and meet gej and his PDP thieves to return your meat stolen to Dubai, UK and USA etc. I can not help you more than that. Hypocrates.

          • longben

            So GEJ plagiarized Buhari and his speech writers brains too!! When will people like you ever accept the reality that stares you in the face like a deadly viper? A hypocrate is someone who delibrately makes a bad choice and blames other for it. Like you and your Buhari.

          • Powerlessconscious

            Well, the message I was simply passing is that, buhari plagiarism issue does not call for the aggression against his government because it does not concern you nor affect you nor take anything away from your life. So why aggression against him. The patriotic Nigerians understand the motive of ‘Change begins with me’ which for the citizens to be more useful to their country than to be useful for POLITICIANS who turned them into MOSTERS to cause unrest in the country. Vit the UNPATRIOTIC Nigerians are always ready to give a bad and unnecessary reason against the good motive of buhaei government..

          • anonymousbychoice

            motive for anti-corruption just aint enough bro. Listen to the cry of the people. we all need this anti-corruption and also solutions to the drastically falling economy. what do you think you can do for nigeria when the country is broke?

          • Powerlessconscious

            What can you do to a country when at the CRITICAL TIME some TERRORIST MILITANTS vow that the only way to take revenge against government is to Blow oil facilities that bring revenue for government to feed the nation? Can american government allow that? Despite that the government was at first calling then for dialogue, the threaten to kill the president, they threaten the country security, they threaten other tribes that does not support their destruction and vow to forcefully declare a republic. Can america allow? Can China allow that? Can Britain allow that? IS IT BUHARI THAT CAUSED THEIR PROBLEM? the answer is NO. Instead for them to cooperate with the government and see how they can use opportunity of the LOVELY government to develop their region, they decided to KILL NIGERIANS by giving reason of fighting the president. DONT YOU KNOW THAT NIGERIANS WILL DIE OF HUNGER IF YOU BLOWS PIPELINE? Dont you know that a nation of poorly industrialized left by PDP need time to change from oil dependent? Despite that the government want to destroy this evil people, a lot of evil followers among Nigerians were cheering them against the government. Now the government start a campaign of CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME so they Nigerians can SHUN support for criminality and speed up the prosperity of the country but the UNPATRIOTICS want to give reason against the campaign. IS THAT NOT EVIL? Well there are ways out of this economy problem. The government got correctly a lot of them except some which I am still watching if they will implement it.

          • anonymousbychoice

            what did this govt implement? please just list some of them implemented since may 2015 to date. 2.3mbpd to now the sorry state of 1.5mbpd and dropping. if you had brain you could have foreseen this happening when GEJ lost the polls. No, APC still kept to their agenda of non-inclusive govt. thats why i still say there are just terrible leaders now that never think ahead. so i doubt this same people can actually take their time to write a reasonable clarion call to the nation. if we bought the agenda change with no plans then we can buy anything they sell to us. this is my last reply to you as i guessed earlier, you just want to defend what you dont know about. we are all suffering together at least.

          • Powerlessconscious

            Is that the only question you have? If you have brain, you will know that even obama of usa or david cameron of britain will never bribe militant to atop blowing pipeline just like gej did in the past.
            Well I will gladly tell you what this government has implemented and what will achieve before 2019.
            (1) Stopping of stealing public fund for project (2) Ban of items from china which has hinder industrialisation of nigeria. (3) Ban of widrawal from naira masrer card at china, dubai, (4) Discipline in military to combat terrorism (5) Discipline in police force to combat crimes. (6) Good relationship with world leaders (7) Good image of Nigerian leadership from corrupt leadership to sincere leadership. (8) Execution of Budget ONLY through ministries and not through CORRUPT NASS. (9) Agricultural programme to SINCERELY make nigeria food sufficient and food exporter (10) Projection to generate 10,000MW power by 2019 (11) Projection to make Nigeria non-oil dependent before 2019 through agriculture, minerals , massive infrastructures and enterprenure. (12) Nigeria to FINALLY STOP importation of fuel by 2018 through DANGOTE REFINERY in Lagos and other modular refineries at different region. Do you want me to continue? Free feeding programme, 500,000 employment.. Do you want me to continue? So if you have GOOD BRAIN, your brain should tell you that buhari did not cause your problem but he want to solve the problem caused on you by the MASSING LOOTING of PDP. Now I will write this in CAPITAL LETTER so you can understand it very well. I DONT CARE HOW YOU FEEL BECAUSE OF YOUR HATRED FOR BUHARI, I DONT GIVE A FUCKING DAM SHIT IF YOU DONT REPLY TO MY POST AGAIN. I MEAN I….DONT…CARE. Mind you, we will continue to counter you guys concerning poisonous and negative analysis you may give concerning this government in order to poison the mind of non-criminal and patriotic Nigerians. God bless PMB/Osinbanjo. God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria.

          • anonymousbychoice

            with all your auto-defense mode kicking off, he has apologized and promised to tackle those responsible. thats all we asked for. not everything is pro GEJ. get it into your thick skull. if we cant oppose him to every mistakes he does then its not democracy anymore.

          • Powerlessconscious

            Do you guys have to go MAD at first? If not for poor education, how will a mere issue plagiarism make make you MAd at the president? Is that what put food on your table? Does that destroy your life? NO. But every loophole both that concern you and the one that does not concern you, you always want to use it to abuse the personality of the president and try to poison the mind of innocent Nigerians over unnecessary issue and insight them again the president. That is what we have always correct you bloody evil for. Mind you, get this into your fucking brain, if buhari apologise, it is because he is a very good hearted man against the bad image you guys have painted and this is what make him currently one of the finest president in the world. Once again, I don’t care for how you feel whether you are happy or sad. That is your fucking headache. It is better you join the train of CHANGE or you are left behind in your negative imagination against the country under buhari. God bless pmb/osinbanjo. God bless Nigeria.

          • anonymousbychoice

            if you cant read and understand just 3 short lines then u have no reason coming to the internet to defend my president he has done that himself. please do it with your kind face to face. your kind can never leave me behind…am miles ahead of you because i dont let anybody wash me with just a word. seeing is believing. FYI thats my last reply to you dumbo. you are not worth it.

          • Powerlessconscious

            If you can not understand simple instruction then you have no reason to come online. I have told you many times, I don’t care for how you feel. Hypocrate generation, THEY WANT ALL THINGS to be PERFECT like HEAVEN. Any little imperfection of the president, they want to crucify him as if it was buhari that caused the whole problem of the life. The only option you have is to be patriotic and join the train of change otherwise… God bless baba.

          • Think Tank

            Tell them, longben. I doubt if they have ears to hear.

      • Think Tank

        Pooohahahahahaaaaa. Please don’t kill me with laugh

    • OOkkoossiissii

      True word, Abdulkadir! For once I totally agree with you. Buhari is innocent because he does not have what it takes to plagiarize any speech not to talk of that of a genius like Obama. Let us stop glorifying the triple Dullard (DDD) with a crime he is not smart enough to commit. How can a man who shamelessly flunked all the core subjects in his school exams except Islamic studies now be plagiarizing the speech of an orator? The criminal in this case is the presidential speech writer, and not Buhari himself!

  • Richard Wilson

    MY PEOPLE, HOW DO WE NOW CHANGE THE CHANGE BECAUSE IT HAVE BEING STATED THAT CHANGE BEGINS WITH US.

  • yeko

    Those of you that are shouting plplagiarism, bring out your academic projects you submitted to your school for confirmation.

    Yeye dey smell.

    • Gary

      Let me humour your idiotic comment with a challenge: I will post my thesis if you can post an original copy of Buhari’s West African School Certificate.
      P.S. It’s never a good defence to say you stole because others did as well. I’m sure your mama raised you well. Why betray your upbringing now to justify intellectual fraud and national disgrace?

      • Powerlessconscious

        Shut up. To hell with adeola aderemi. The agent of darkness who does not want peace and progress will end their path in destruction. Since their task is to also have unreasonable view in order to chaos in the country the same shall go back to them. No matter how much you are, God is greater than all of you together and he will surely destroy all those who always look for for a loophole to cause unrest and go against the progress of Nigeria.

    • anonymousbychoice

      LET SAI BABA bring his first…lolzzzzz

    • APC is Doomed

      Unfortunately baba didn’t submit any. By the way the you think the old man understands what he is even reading talk more understanding what is plagiarism.

    • Tijani Olawale Kazeem Tok

      The fact yours was plagiarised does not mean others were. It will do us lots of good if you make your opinion known rather than castigating others.

  • Braun

    Copy copy student turned president who still cannot produce his WAEC certificate.

  • Tijani Olawale Kazeem Tok

    Ko I ye won, yio ye won lola. Literally, it means it will dawn on you soon. Mr Buhari, you have not done any wrong by taking charge of Nigeria security matters, but please do same for the economy and other social welfare too. My comrade hawks from the southwest do not believe in anything other than themselves. These set of thieves do not have the same spirit as tunde idiagbon ooo. They will taint your good name with their glutonic tendencies. When you appointed every tom dick and Harry they presented to you as aides, na down you dey go sooo. Most of your welfare programmes were also plagiarised from Osun even though you might have paid for them. I am scared ooo

    • mbewalu ogodo

      Is It? Security matters Ni, Ko. I pray that the herdsmen pass through your village soon.

  • Powerlessconscious

    Plagiarism is not the word but statement. You can never avoid word. When you school, the university use a software call turnitin (Google it please) to check your plagiarism and it will only see statement. If you change a word from that statement it is no more plagiarism. Mind you, if of buhari plagiarised Obama, it shows that buhari has good leader as reference. Who is the reference of gej among world leaders? So it does not what it to use the opportunity to vent anger on the president just because he was encouraging Nigerians to change from being used by politicians for tuggery, militancy, election violence, hire killer, ritualist and even arm rubbers. Is it not common Nigerians that does all these? Yes it is. So change begin with everybody including the leaders in the government..

    • Fatai Fehintola

      great comment!

    • Ade

      Useless you like any APC ‘sheeps’. Why bring GEJ into the discussion? The discuss is about Buhari and Obama.

      • anonymousbychoice

        thats what keeps making me mad. they always bring GEJ into matters that dont relate to him. he is past lets moved on

      • Powerlessconscious

        Wicked and EVIL thieving souls like any PDP thieve. Do you have to kill yourself because of the plagiarism news which was invented by the agent of darkness against nigeria nation.? Well, the message I was simply passing is that, buhari plagiarism issue does not call for the aggression against his government because it does not concern you nor affect you nor take anything away from your life. So why aggression against him. The patriotic Nigerians understand the motive of ‘Change begins with me’ which is for the citizens to be more useful to their country than to be useful for POLITICIANS who turned them into MOSTERS to cause unrest in the country. But the UNPATRIOTIC Nigerians are always ready to give a bad and unnecessary reason against the good motive of buhari government. To ba wu e, ko para e. That is your headache. God bless pmb.

        • anonymousbychoice

          you’ve posted this your comment how many times now as a reply to different people without even bothering to edit the wrong spellings, or being original enough to write something different. that says a lot about you. you like copy and paste oo0. why you want make we dey read this your gabbage nah?

          • Powerlessconscious

            Well I think that is your personal headache.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    This is not a conscious reasonable allegations as the main theme of the occasion is re-orientation of Nigerian-public corrupt-stricken mentality of individual Nigerian-citizen, in order to change our way of life and reform our society-human space and turn out to be vibrant human society in the world.Enemies of change among the Nigerian opposition would not stop at anything to demean and diminish the prestige of our president and the office he holds.This is a non-consequential issue.

    • Fatai Fehintola

      thoughtful and sound logic!

      • anonymousbychoice

        at least he could have been genuine enough to write something unique or paid someone to do it, instead of allowing this whole unnecessary talk of plagiarism overshadow the intent. i just felt he didn’t take it too seriously and i am allowed to pissed about that.

    • Dim

      Shut up my friend. “diminish the prestige of our president and the office he holds…” ??????? What prestige? That he is a perennial failure who resorted to more and more threats of violence violence each time he failed to win an election? That he was not even smart enough to pass an elementary Secondary school exams? Are you blind and deaf to these facts? You must be drunk and senseless. Yesterday was the time for jokes not today. A 76yr old man who should be retired and enjoying life with his grandchildren has forced himself to power through the back door largely from Boko haram terrorist activities and then….he destroyed the economy withing 8 months…and you come here to speak of prestige? You are lucky there is no way I can see your face from the console. You deserve an accelerated slap on your face. Rubbish!

    • emmanuel

      Dr. lunatic mullah pele o. The Yorobbers have discovered and disowned you for ever disgracing them.
      Please use your foolani name henceforth

  • Razorblade Abefele

    Hypocrisy is when you criticise Melanie Trump for plagiarising Michelle Obama’s speech but maintain stoic silence or make silly excuses when Buhari plagiarises Barack Obama’s speech.

  • lawiri

    The message may come from Nelson Mandela and not only B Obama. I don´t really care .

    What´s important to us (Nigerians) is the content of the message. Let´s change our attitude and move Nigeria forward. Enough of looting , tribalism , nepotism, money-for-votes syndrome.

    Lets change our ways , lets move NIgeria forward. Lets stop being the laughing stock of countries like Rwanda, South Africa, Namibia etc ( where things actually work).

    Enough is enough !

    • Funtain

      The change begins with Buhari

    • anonymousbychoice

      you cant control the people if the ECONOMY is in ruins jus like rome and many other empires. no nigerian will heed this call if his accout is always on red. But the CALL had to be MADE though. i just doubt it will be heeded

    • IZON Redeemer

      Another Hail Hitler—from the camp of Bingo Buhari————-Nigeria with more than 150 Universities cannot produce ideas that will catch the globe by storm————-That is why Buhari keep on stealing the policies and visions of Jonathan and refusing to credit him with the ideas he stole from him———–Right——from the SAS to wasting billions of Naira to recommission rail services–from Kaduna to Abuja and Lagos to Ibadan—Project already commissioned by Jonathan———–That is why the EFCC is doing all to steal money belonging to–Dame Jonathan—–Using fake humans as directors of a firm to steal—-Buhari is a fraud-and u cannot use corrupt ideas to fight corruption———God will fish u out—————No wonder nothing works in Nigeria anymore—–The Holy Spirit is angry with the fake fraudulent government of Lady Aisha buhari ati Bingo Buhari under Bingo Buhari–Separation is the only way out–not the rule of the Fulanis ati Yoruba traitors

    • Wise Counsel

      Let the people have their beloved separate country. There is no benefit derivable from being part of Nigeria except that toga of Islamic terrorism which the unproductive regions have placed on Nigeria and Nigerians through brash killings, violence and animistic laws cum code of conduct like beheading etc etc.

      Nigeria is the population of Spain, Italy, Germany and United Kingdom put together. It (Nigeria) therefore has no business being a country. Britain committed crime against humanity in 1914 when they amalgamated several countries in West Africa to from a Nigeria. This should be reversed and we can conduct a referendum asap before lives are lost and more violence become the order of the day.
      ….

      • Wise Counsel

        1. Chinese speak one language
        2. Americans speak one language
        3. Germans speak one language
        4. United Kingdom speak one language
        5. Spaniards speak one language
        6. Italians speak one language
        7. Portuguese Speak one language
        8. Russians speak one language
        9. Etc, etc, etc…

        …In Europe, every country speaks one major language and has one major culture. The only exception were former Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia and the two countries fought the most brutal wars of the 21st century and broke up. Since the break ups, the emergent countries have been peacefully peaceful…And so it will be in perpetuity. In Nigeria we have 375 Languages and about 7 Major languages. So we can effectively break up into 7 countries.

        BOTTOM LINE!
        One language. one culture and one people. This is the bond. Nigeria is NOT a country. The earlier we break up the better for the living and the dead.

    • emmanuel

      How do you change with the man involved asking others to change while acting decitfully and dishoestly? It is a shame that the project calling for the so-called change was launched with pre-meditated thievery and deciet – dead on arrival or brought in dead!

    • sab

      So APC as a party is no longer bringing ‘CHANGE’ but instead, the citizens are the ones to ring ‘CHANGE’? So, suddenly, the deafening ovation of ‘APC, CHANGE’ has faded away. Should we now adopt a culture of broken promises? All the promises the party made which enticed the citizens to vote for them have all been jettisoned. Instead, they are now trumping up ‘Change Begins With Me’ to bamboos e the citizens. First fall is mistake, second fall will be proper calamity, according to Zebrudaya in his New Masquerade movie.

    • Uzoma

      How can you in one breath call for a change in attitude by Nigerians and say you don’t care where the message comes from?

  • Haba mallam

    Premium times is running out of topics these days, one single word or statement from another source is enough to classify a whole speech plagiarism. Kai Zama da arna da munafukai a kasa daya sai de Allah ya kiyaye.

    • longben

      Go post your protest on triumph newspaper Kano if they have a web page! You will get more sympathies there.

      • Nwankwo N.C.

        DOnt mind PT. Its just a way to present Buhari as relevant. How can u compare failure to success. This is pure madness! Criminality and journalistic recklessness on the part of PT.

    • emmanuel

      na one single word dey the three long paragraph quoted above and the relevant Thisday report wait? change begins with you o, dishonest man!

    • Moses

      May God have mercy on you for covering evil this is another form of corruption

  • vagabonds in power

    NIGERIA FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION: 2015/2016 ACADEMIC SESSION.

    COURSE TITLE: Introduction to APC Government

    COURSE CODE: APC 101

    TIME ALLOWED: 45 Mins

    INSTRUCTION: Attempt All Questions

    1. Discuss the probability of APC blaming GEJ for the next 3years for

    (i.) Dollar increase.

    (ii.)Fuel Price increase

    (iii.) Power Failure

    (iv.) Unemployment

    (v. )Fulani Herdsmen Killings

    2. If APC = All Promises Cancelled, where PMB is a constant, discuss the speed at which:

    ( i.) N5k promise is cancelled

    (ii.) Feeding of school pupil is cancelled

    (iii.) NYSC allowance is reduced

    iv. Fuel pump prices are increased

    3. Define the term, ”Budget padding”.

    4. Mention 3 types of APC propaganda you know, and how they can be used in 21st century politics.

    5. Mention 5 IDP you know that feeds with N14000 everyday.

    6. Mention the next 3 countries PMB will travel to and the disgrace he will receive.

    7. If PMB is silent when herdsmen kill people and buys jet fighter when Biafra is mentioned, what is the probability that PMB is not a terrorist?

    8. Write short notes on these mad phrases;

    (i). masquerade dressing,

    (ii.) importation of grass

    (iii). fantastically corrupt.

    9. If x is change and y is lies/ propaganda, solve the equation, 2x + 5y = ?

    10. If you used to be corrupt, but now fantastically corrupt, explain the effect of gravitational force on you.

    11. with a labeled diagram, describe the famous losses ever witnessed in recent time:

    (i)– loss of budget.

    (II)– loss of WAEC certificate.

    (iii)- loss of the moon.

    (iv)- ear disorder.

    12. If President Buhari @ 73yrs received his 1953 secondary school certificate, with relevant logic, explain how old PMB was when he finished secondary school considering the fact that from 1953-2016 is 63 years.

    13. Write a short Essay on why Hajiya Aisha Buhari “visited” USA but did not go to say ‘Hi’ to Mrs. Mitchell Obama.

    14. Is APC a curse or a Blessing to Nigeria–discuss

    Your Time Starts Now!!

    GOOD LUCK!!!——————–

    • emmanuel

      I have answered all quetions, but need to clarify number twelve with another equation: find the sum of z, if If x=18 and y=63?
      should Change really begin with me, or with Alhaji Bingo?

    • Emeka

      APC is a curse to Nigeria. I wish things can reverse and Jonathan wins….Meanwhile, I have just discovered a calling App called RINGOVERSEA that is so cheap to call Nigeria. You also get up to 20 mins free calls. Hope this will help our guys abroad to call home really cheap?

  • HARD Fact

    Buhari has not the intelligence to plagiarize anybody not to talk of a scholar like Obama. The Editors and reporters of Premium Times should stop propping the ‘unproppable’ Buhari by stories as this. How can a man who woefully failed core subjects in his High School exams except Islamic studies be said to now be plagiarizing the speech of a prolific orator? Buhari is not capable of copying anything. Pls lets move to more important issues – ECONOMY! …and of course the suicide rates amongst Nigerians due to the unprecedented prevailing economic hardship caused by Buhari.

    • Magnum

      I concur!

    • Michael

      Plagiarism is plagiarism no matter how you look at it. However, you cannot fault the president because he did not write the speech himself. It was written by one of the speech writers for him. These type of things usually occur due to what some people call intellectual laziness which is currently pervasive in Nigerian society. That is my take on this issue.

      • Bolanle

        So the president hired a man/woman who is so dull and dumb and brainless like him such that the dumb/dunce hire does not know that to plagiarize is criminal…and the chief media secretary/spokesperson who reviewed the speech did not notice the plagiarisation…and of course Buhari himself (going by his low IQ as evidenced by WAEC) is not expected to be able to notice/detect plagiarization. Is this what you are saying?

        • Troy

          Sorry, but has he shown you his waec results yet? Nigerians are still waiting to see ….

        • Michael

          The fact is even if the president is the smartest person in the world he would not know that any part of the speech was lifted from someone else speech until after the fact. So, the president’s IQ or level of intelligence is irrelevant in this case. You guys need to stop being emotional.

          • HARD Fact

            Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……………….Go to Google and Youtube and you would see evidence of Ronald, Kennedy and Marthin Luther using Pen/Ink to correct and make adjustments to their speech. This is why they dont even look at it most of the time. They just take a glance and the words come in torrents, yet articulate. If you dont call this intelligence or having nothing to do with IQ then tell me what it has to do with!……………Of course you and I know what happened when Buhari attempted to make a speech in “West Germany” without looking at a prepared speech. The rest is history…and whether you like it or not the dunce in your supposed leader affects the perception the citizens get from the world. Fact is, is Buhari Nuigeria’s best or amongst the worst? I am afraid, the latter is closer to the truth. He is simply sluggish and incoherent. Even when you are hungry and you listen to Obama, the hunger can disappear even if momentarity…at least you got some relief. But with Buhari, his spastic speeches only make you hungrier and exponentially hungrier.

          • anonymousbychoice

            nobody is actually blaming buhari becos we all know he is not even close to capable of writing this speech. but the culprit should be punished(sacked) for fraud. i bet my 2kobo nothing will happen. this country is now ran like its not a govenment anymore. we all can see it.

          • Nkem

            The man says he only hire people he trusts. If he has been hiring dishonest people, then it speaks a lot about the man’s own level of honesty.

  • Agofure

    Something is just not right here. Comparing a Duck with an Eagle is criminality.

  • the truth

    To APC and its million of zombie sympathizers this is technically not plagiarism. Sai Baba

  • Wise Head

    President Buhari is a habitual plagiarizer. Just google and read the article: “Will Nigeria kill corruption before it kills her” published in 2013 which Buhari lifted and re-echoed in his inauguration speech in 2015 without attribution. That is where we are as a nation.

  • Toughie Man

    It is not easy to teach a dumb how to speak or a stonehead how to retain knowledge.

    • yakubu

      Pls!! Return power to us (PDP) you can’t do it and we undertake to return bag of rice to N8000 and related items, for to date you failed to understand that Nigerians are suffering, you just wasting time on a blame game.

  • istmus

    Two yariba people complaining about the Fulani herdsman they installed to be their godfather. Enjoy buhari. He is the self-styled anti-kwarapshian president, so is being kwarapt here?

    • OGK

      I would still vote Buhari ahead of your drunk, ineffectual and docile Mr Stealing is not Corruption.

      • Osakue

        Me too up PMB carry on your good work

  • Dy

    “…But Mr. Mohammed denied the allegations, saying he started ‘Change Begins with Me’ before he was appointed minister….”

    Now, does Premium Times expect Mr Liar Mohammed to own up and speak the truth? Has there been anytime in recent memory or in times past when Mr Liar spoke truth?

  • paul irumundomon

    Unreserved apologies, was what abound every, when buhari won and gotten votes even in jonathan village. That apologies are openly voiced against their decisions, and a curse they now place on the very day, they cast that vote for buhari, Nigerians thought with his age, he has come to unite the country, instead, he has destroyed that unity. Patriotism should not be used near anything that has to do with buhari or his name. It is all in lip service. Is just the same way, when a police from Nigeria, goes to church or mosque, to pray, they pray, if you can hear them, how they can get suspects, who will carry enough money for bribes, wearing that uniform alone, is patriotic, what you do with it, once you wear it is another thing altogether, when you go only after those citizens, who have no power to fight back or challenge you. Exactly the same is happening to buhari, he is patriotic when it has something to do with north, and it ends there, whether he uses English professors, to explain, is a wind shield washer, that you discard, anywhere, it seizes to be of value.

  • Gidi

    Another non-issue dominating the headlines…Change or no change, what Nigerians are interested in is not who conceive the idea of “change begin with me,” but how to get this moribund economy working. How do we get out of this self inflicted recession?

    Rather than focus on policy and execution of it, we are inundated with pseudo controversy that won’t add a drop to the bottom line or improve GDP growth. Again, the media is doing a disservice to the poor Nigerians.

    No single political party have a monopoly on the word “Change” or “Change related slogan. Nobody cares about the origination of the word. Obama does not have the monopoly of Change either. If the PT editorial are student of history, they will know that Change slogan has always been used in every election all over the word. It is nothing new. Every political insurgent candidate always use the word “Change” to upend the establishment or status quo.

    Even a crazy candidate like Donald Trump is using the work Change in one form or the other. So, save us this madness and focus on the real issue, which is “Economic in recession and high inflation.”

    • Gary

      When your people are caught pants down engaged in fraud or mass murder, you e-trolls rush online to wave it off as inconsequential. But let it be GEJ or NOI remotely mentioned, you get your pants in a bunch and demand Buhari to set up tribunals and firing squad against the (mostly Southern) looters.
      A govt. of mumus by mumus and for mumus; Na dat one wey get now from Buhari and APC. Uneducated and intellectual frauds who have brought a nation noted for great writers, authors and even a Nobel laureate in Literature to global shame and disrepute.
      Professor Wole Soyinka, what do you have to say now about these people you sold to us?

  • emmanuel

    They said inflation is slowing down.
    if we dey recession, when there is nothing on ground to reverse it, the consequence is depression which we are already witnessinguntil January 2017 when it will be officially declared.
    Meanile, i suspect that they have blackmailed the NBS person to commeced churning out fake data.

  • OGK

    Thank God for Thisday and it’s sanctimonious outpouring. However, the paper and it’s writers would do well to discuss extensively the damage done to the Nigerian economy by its publisher and his co-travellers in helping themselves to the purse of the federal government over the years. Thisday writers would also do well if they stop playing the ostrich.

    • emmanuel

      change should begin. no more blame game.
      liar Mohammed’s man na your shame dey ground so – noise maker!

    • SECESSION Referendum

      Let my Niger Delta people people have their beloved separate country.
      Let the Biafran people have their beloved separate country.
      In this way a constructive criticism like this will not be viewed from an ethnic lens as you have just done. And by the way, let me quickly remind you that the Federal Government you refer to above has no income in any purse from which any body helped himself. The money been spent by your so-called Federal Govt is the money of my people in my Niger Delta and Biafra.

      ——————————
      There is no benefit derivable from being part of Nigeria except that toga of Islamic terrorism which the unproductive regions have placed on Nigeria and Nigerians through brash killings, violence and animistic laws cum code of conduct like beheading etc etc.

      Nigeria is the population of Spain, Italy, Germany and United Kingdom put together. It (Nigeria) therefore has no business being a country. Britain committed crime against humanity in 1914 when they amalgamated several countries in West Africa to from a Nigeria. This should be reversed and we can conduct a referendum asap before lives are lost and more violence become the order of the day.
      ….
      A secession referendum is long over due!

  • Oskirin

    ofa to u buhari 2 defend yacef on ds.coz ds kind tin na big offence 4 oyinbo land.

    1 tin is clear,d price of food still dey high.

    pls work on d inflation stuff,b4 u face ya plagiarism issue.

    • emmanuel

      sori, he don work on inflation from the back door as dem write today say inflation don dey drop.
      Of course we know it is likely the NBS man may have been blackmailed by the interim head of Government – you know who that is? The one who today occupies Idiagbo and the Aisha Buharis papa rola at PTF.

  • Nkem

    Dishonesty begins with change begins with me

    • emmanuel

      ‘change begins with me’ has dishonesty and fraud as its foundational structures!

      • Nkem

        So dishonesty and fraud begins with change begins with me? Or change begins with me begins with dishonesty and fraud??

        • emmanuel

          Either way, Alhaji Bingo has a good grade in corruption as compulsory course; an equivalent to WASC!

  • DanJ

    Welcome to the new century!

    They should simply use tools for detecting plagiarism. Just pass the speech through it and it gives a score, above a certain mark is unacceptable.

    Even the President himself can do this since he must take final responsibility for his speeches.

  • bingo Buhari na dog name

    The worst thing to happen to the Nation State of Nigerian—or idea to be initiated by the the so-called Aisha Halliburton Buhari ati Bingo Fulani Buhari Gwabment, was this vision of (change begins with me) rubbish!!!! Without any of our social scientist or the media ever being hired by the Apes in APC to study the mood of the Nation—–before d launch of that fake money consuming concept which Liar Mohamed stole from his tribesmen in the South West- ————How can change begin with the unemployed graduates—traders ati artisans who have no hope of ever getting a meal a day—-How can change begin with 9jas who before now bought a bag of rice for 7,000–Now going up to 18,000? It is very insulting for these Fulani Leaders from Mali via Sokoto ati their Yorubas errand boys deceive Nigerians by blaming the ever dwindling economic activities of the country on Militants—–Most of whom are Itsekiris and Urhobos—hired–this very Bingo Buhari government-to portray Ijaws in a very bad light——Already, Buhari has released Kabiru Sokoto the Boko haram bomber who killed hundreds of Ibos on Christmas day————–in a Catholic church-in abuja———————–Nigeria has not done anything to improve her economy yet want the suffering masses to lay down their lives for Aisha Halliburton Buhari—-ati Bingo Buhari again—

  • Ifeanyi

    There’s no excuse for this, it’s embarrassing.

  • Bros Edwin

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    YOU SAY MUHAMADU BUHARI DON DEY THIEF, NO BE SO? I DEY COME, BROS.

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  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Buhari is an unmitigated disaster, a choreographed calamity and an orchestrated catastrophe.

    • CURSED

      THE MAN BINGO BUHARI IS SIMPLY A CURSE TO NIGERIA

  • Bimbola

    Some people think that corruption happens only when a person steals money from the the state. This is intellectual theft and it is fundamentally wrong. Watch and see how they will wave it away.

    • Gary

      The usual suspects, whose morality blows by the APC wind, are already trying to do that all over this thread. I’m sure pressure is being put on PT right now to step down the story so don’t be surprised if it soon vanishes into the background of this website.
      We are dealing with an intellectually bankrupt govt. and it’s sorry band of backers with a selective moral compass and situational ethics. They had nothing to say when Buhari’s Army Chief presided over the mass murder of nearly 1000 citizens for the crime of being Shiite Moslems. So why would a mere case of our President plagiarizing a speech from his American counterpart who was still in high school when Buhari seized power in 1983; make any difference to them? They have brought the country of Africa’s greatest writers and authors to shame and that doesn’t faze them one bit. Not when it has nothing to do with Jonathan or the PDP.

  • ojays

    one fumble too much, this is a bad one. In academics they’ll just withdraw your title.

  • Arabakpura

    In higher studies like the postgraduate education dissertation, plagiarism is acceptable upto a certain degree! We need to set our standards because the legal system here cannot give justice to any plagiarism litigation

  • Kekedu

    Big deal.

  • Karl Imom

    ONLY fools would think that presidents directly write their speeches. Only a few presidents write their speeches – Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro are examples of such presidents – majority of them depend on their speech writers.

    • emmanuel

      Only f**ls make excuses for indolent, inept, half baked and hardly read President, who is above 80 years but claim 73.

      • Karl Imom

        Asshole, you want to get nasty, I will be right there to respond. You fucking asshole, you are NOTV 80, what do you know? Petty wine.

  • a. l. okoh

    Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya:

    PLAGIARISM: What Muhamadu Buhari MUST do to avoid international indictment

    If President Buhari has a sense of official shame he will call his media
    aides to an emergency meeting at 7.55pm – just before the Chelsea vs. Liverpool
    match kicks off tonight – and find out whom amongst Lai Muhammed, Femi Adesina
    and Garba Shehu SUGGESTED stealing Obama’s speech to plagiarize it. If, say for
    example, Lai Muhammed suggested it, he should be sacked at 7.56pm for
    suggesting fraud. Next, President Buhari should ask who went to GOOGLE AND
    PRINT OUT the Obama speech that was plagiarized.

    If, say for example, Femi Adesina was the one who googled to retrieve
    the Obama speech to be plagiarized and who then printed it out, Femi Adesina
    should be sacked at 7.57pm. Finally, President Buhari should ask who WROTE his
    own speech in Abuja AND INSERTED BARACK OBAMA’s speech in it by way of
    intellectual theft. If, say for example, it was Garba Shehu who wrote Buhari’s
    speech AND INSERTED BARACK OBAMA’s speech in it by way of intellectual theft,
    Garba Shehu should be sacked at 7.58pm. This three-step process will give
    President Buhari two minutes to sign the three sack letters and take his seat
    to watch the Chelsea v. Liverpool match at 8.00pm.

    • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

      Not sure why this is an issue . . . the MESSAGE is applicable to Nigeria and IF President Obama complains and/or objects to Buhari “using” his speech to help turn things around in Nigeria, THEN you guys can wail! It is quite ALARMING how you people (Nigerian journalists and PDP supporters) nit pick on every trivial thing to cause distractions! I am CERTAIN that President Barack Obama would give his stamp of approval to and support President Buhari’s use of his words to turn a greatly troubled nation around from the precipice of failed nationhood!

  • lawal

    Nigeria’s President Buhari in fresh plagiarism scandal of Obama’s speech, please to me this is not an issue of discussion, in this our country i things happen in this nature, from Local Government chairmen’s speech, Governors and past leaders, but is not an issue, why media are taking this kind of news, we need news on the way forward in governance and economic development. Besides some people are writing the speech for president to read in public, if we are taking it as a plagiarism such speech writers will hold responsible. A gain let me ask you people why are we not realistic to issues, we need prayers in Nigeria to progress as the current falling of Oil price affect our lives and economy at large, between 2011-2014 Crude Oil price per barrel is about $120-$140 up early 2015, but now is less than $50 per barrel and our governments defend on it. Let me ask you people again, how many Nigerians are not drinking battle/pure water? how many mansion politicians own in your town, state, FCT and abroad. Do you have 10 hours regular electricity supply from 1999 to date, or you are telling me that medical health care is free and affordable to common citizen, this is what we suppose to collectively talk about and fight for, not issue of speech plagiarism.

    • Gary

      Based on your poor grammar, the import of plagiarism is definitely lost on you.

      • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

        If you take time to read through his bad grammar, he does have a point! B your brother’s keeper! Change starts with YOU!!!!!!

        • Gary

          So just like your misguided campaign, the onus is now on me to decipher his unintelligible gibberish on a news forum. You see why the country is the mess it is today? The idiots in our midst keep passing the buck to others. Where was this guy when the school bells were ringing? Did he skip English class and why should that now have to be my own problem?

          • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

            It is unfortunate that Buhari is not eloquent and well versed in speaking the English language well. I feel bad for him and sometimes wince and have to stop watching. HOWEVER more than half of the country elected him. IF the Nigerian electorate wanted an intellectual that was well versed in English, one of the presidential candidates in the last election is an Language Arts Professor at the University of Ife/Obafemi Awolowo University. Very eloquent and speaks well . . . so instead of getting on here and mouthing off, why don’t you start doing grassroots work to ensure that the next President of Nigeria is a person that can SPEAK English well!

          • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

            You sift through the president’s “unintelligible gibberish” and decipher similar “unintelligible gibberish” in Nigeria daily. That is a national issue that needs to be addressed . . . the rot in Nigeria’s education system.

    • Kevin

      This Govt. should stop thinking about oil in the Niger Delta as solution. God cannot be mocked, what several a sows, that he will reap. The President should apologise to Nigerians on that speach if its true. When you use part of someone’s speach it is expected you quote the person and where the speach was made and not assume its your own ingenuity. We are praying for the President to succeed but By 2019 if things don’t change, we will change the change. They ministers should sit up and face the job not blame game.

  • SamPsalm

    We all plagiarize: each time, each of us type here in English language or speak any other other foreign language at home or abroad so as to to put food on the table – in England, US or wherever else we have run to keep our heads above the waters.

    Obama plagiarized those words – since his father from Kenya did not bequeath the English language to him. Each of those ‘English’ worlds was first spoken by an English man whom Obama plagiarized.

    Obama should apologise and go re-write that speech in the indigenous Kenya language – down to the rawest dialetics spoken by his father’s grandmother – and then maybe, if an English man translates it to English language, ti would be his Speech.

    Premium Times plagiarizes each time it writes a story using English language – words and phrases abundantly used by BBC, CNN, Fox News, Politico, etc. In fact, each time Premium Times tries to form a liberal progressive platform, it plagiarizes the Democratic party platform and nameless professors of various liberal colleges which spawns its writers.

    But until then, bull-crap.

    Plagiarism my nama, my aturu, my pomo.

    Irresponsible journalism forming ‘investigative’ nonsense.

    • emmanuel

      illiteracy is a disease – UNESCO!
      Speaking English is plagiarism? Wonders sall nefer end. o ma se o omo mullah!

  • a. l. okoh

    @SamPsalm:disqus

    PLAGIARISM: What Muhamadu Buhari MUST do to avoid international indictment

    If President Buhari has a sense of official shame he will call his media
    aides to an emergency meeting at 7.55pm – just before the Chelsea vs. Liverpool
    match kicks off tonight – and find out whom amongst Lai Muhammed, Femi Adesina
    and Garba Shehu SUGGESTED stealing Obama’s speech to plagiarize it. If, say for
    example, Lai Muhammed suggested it, he should be sacked at 7.56pm for
    suggesting fraud. Next, President Buhari should ask who went to GOOGLE AND
    PRINT OUT the Obama speech that was plagiarized.

    If, say for example, Femi Adesina was the one who googled to retrieve
    the Obama speech to be plagiarized and who then printed it out, Femi Adesina
    should be sacked at 7.57pm. Finally, President Buhari should ask who WROTE his
    own speech in Abuja AND INSERTED BARACK OBAMA’s speech in it by way of
    intellectual theft. If, say for example, it was Garba Shehu who wrote Buhari’s
    speech AND INSERTED BARACK OBAMA’s speech in it by way of intellectual theft,
    Garba Shehu should be sacked at 7.58pm. This three-step process will give
    President Buhari two minutes to sign the three sack letters and take his seat
    to watch the Chelsea v. Liverpool match at 8.00pm.

    • Ihek

      Hahahahah
      Please don’t kill with laughter

    • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

      You are talking RUBBISH! What if President Obama says he is HAPPY that President Buhari used a paragraph of his words? Will you promise to start taking your anti-psychotic medicines and go and chill somewhere????

      • isioku

        You failed to recognise that plagiarism is a serious intellectual property wrong. It’s a wrong rooted in the dishonesty of an author passing off another author’s work as his. This wrong can get you sacked as an academic or rusticated as a student because of the seriousness attached to it. It does not matter the other author is happy to be quoted without acknowledgement. What matters is the dishonesty in quoting without acknowledgement so as to pass it off as the original author. Thankfully, unlike you, the Govt. is taking it seriously and has vowed to punish the speech writer responsible.

        • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

          I did not fail to realize anything . . . What IF President Obama say “I approve of President Buhari using my words” . . . will that make you SHUT UP!!! What do you know about intellectual property rights . . . in a country were majority of students CHEAT in WAEC and university/college/polytechnic school exams. This is not a big deal as you are CARRYING the load on your flat head. Take a chill pill. WHY not pay attention to the MESSAGE . . . that is WHAT is important!

          • isioku

            … and has Obama said so? Has he? And you know why he’ll never do that? Because reasonable people don’t think like you. Reasonable people don’t give people soft landing when they cheat. Your type will assist your children to cheat in exams just because a few other parents do so. You don’t see anything wrong in it. You probably thought my response was an attack on PMB. But PMB is showing to be way smarter than you. He’s taking action while you are here defending the indefensible. Why don’t you go get that chill pill since the President is reportedly a few hours away from punishing the culprit. Don’t you see you now stand alone in this matter?

          • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

            IF you’ve read any of my previous comments on this issue . . . I CLEARLY stated that I do NOT condone plagiarism! I am an educator by profession and TEACH students NOT to plagiarize. Buhari has taken responsibility and taken corrective actions and my point is for EVERYBODY to move on and FOCUS on the [message] . . . Nigerians love distractions . . . one after the other . . . what’s the next one going to be?

        • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

          I am an educator and KNOW what plagiarism is . . . I teach students NOT to plagiarize. In this instance, Buhari has claimed responsibility . . . WHY are you still carrying this load on your head like an Agege bread seller???

    • omodafididafidi

      Man U one kill person with laughter. Eh ? And take his seat to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool. Ha haha

  • walter enang

    This aboki president is a jinx to Nigeria. Everything he touches turns to dust. Illiteracy is the worst disease.

    • kevenreal

      Ititi boribo a’joka njo…ogologo long John.

  • Man_Enough

    I don’t know when quoting a famous speech or celebrated individuals has become such a heinous crime. Even Obama quotes Abraham Lincoln often.

    • emmanuel

      did you say quotes? you acknowledge use of someone’s else materials and pay royalty if such is published. Jesus Christ came that he may deliver those in darkness to light and to recover sight for the blind and preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
      I am sure you need him now more than ever, before your darkness overwhelm you.

      • Man_Enough

        You just quoted the bible without blinking.

        • Hassan Abdulkadir Wali

          You deserve an upvote bro… Lmao

    • anonymousbychoice

      yes obama quotes abraham lincoln but with a proper credit given to him no matter how popular the quote is. would you have known the quote was copied if he wasnt exposed?? thats why its called plagiarism.

  • Isi Agwo

    The daft, brain-dead devil has practised copying/stealing and expo since 1950s, yet he could not sit and pass his WASC.

  • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

    Not sure why this is an issue . . . the MESSAGE is applicable to Nigeria and IF President Obama complains and/or objects to Buhari “using” his speech to help turn things around in Nigeria, THEN you guys can wail! It is quite ALARMING how you people (Nigerian journalists and PDP supporters) nit pick on every trivial thing to cause distractions! I am CERTAIN that President Barack Obama would give his stamp of approval to and support President Buhari’s use of his words to turn a greatly troubled nation around from the precipice of failed nationhood!

    • Samba

      Please do us a favour and keep quiet. Plagiarism is a serious issue. No mention of Obama in the speech. This is gross dishonesty. Maybe you should go to school.

      • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

        Yes . . . I bet you cheated in your WAEC exam and also cheated in your university exams . . . since all you studied were handouts that your lecturers expected you to give them back verbatim in their exams. There is NOTHING gross in using the words of President Obama in one paragraph . . . it is a forgivable indiscretion and lack of good judgment BUT what is “gross” is morons like you who have carried this load on your head and continue to make noise . . . AS IF you are a honest man. I bet IF I get EFCC to investigate you and your family, I will find instances of fraud and corrupt activities associated with you and your family. A beg, make you go siddon and keep your mouth shut, PKIMMM!!!

        • Samba

          You see why I said you need to go to school? Your narratives stink of ignorance. Comparing lecture notes (which are not the lecturer’s original research output in most cases) to an original work (in this case, speech) of Obama obviously (and shamelessly) copied by Buhari. For your information though, if you will be applying a method proposed by someone else in your work (even exam), you need to state that. That’s why there’s Pythagoras’ theorem, Freud’s theory and all (Google that). Your statement about EFCC investigating me and my family, just shows how much morality you lack. When your incompetence is exposed you resort to cheap blackmail and run around like a puppy. Please add FBI, NYPD, Scotland Yard, Interpol, Sango, Amadioha and ISIS to that list.

      • Cornelius Oluseyi Ogunsalu

        Has Buhari not taken responsibility? Why are you still carrying this load on your head like Agege bread seller?

    • Karl Imom

      Obama himself was accused in 2008 of lifting the very expressions from the Governor of Massachusetts. The fact fact is, NO one has monopoly of any political ideas, neither are political ideas patented to anybody. As long as one expresses their own ideas in their own words, the issue of plagiarism does not arise. The issue arises only when one lifts another person’s expressions either verbatim of through paraphrasing without citation or credit to the original author. In the article above, most specifically, the instances of plagiarism cited by the author do NOT meet the threshold for plagiarism. Who among these illiterates has never used a word that another person has not used before or has not used expressions that have never been used by other people, or has never used ideas or proposed to use ideas that have never been used by other people before?

      • anonymousbychoice

        he actually used a full and long phrase Obama used 2008 without changing a word. thats more than enough to be tagged such. American media outlet are having a field day with this news. you should read what americans are writing about Nigerians, its hateful and stereotypical of us all as BLACK AFRICANS

  • david soul

    This is what happen when a once very bright nation decided to use an illiterate as a leader…!!!!!!

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  • Chukwuka Okoroafor

    The strange thing is that this has made international news in a big way, even American media outlets like NBC (which rarely carry headlines about Africa) have carried this story. This must be a big deal.

    • Martin

      While we labour under the moral burden of President Buhari’s obvious plagiarism, it is my plea that we do not just end at plagiarizing Obama’s or De Gaulle’s speech. We should also find a way of “plagiarizing” the actual works of those world leaders in transforming their societies for the betterment of our society. In that way we would benefit from the plegiarism. That’s why change must indeed begin with our president.

  • anonymousbychoice

    to ALL defending him for this plagiarism and your auto-defense mode kicking off, he has apologized and promised to tackle those responsible. thats all we asked for. not everything is pro GEJ. get it into your thick skulls. if we cant oppose him to every mistakes he does then its not democracy anymore. what is democracy without an opposition?

  • anonymous

    Did Mr Akinyemi not see th following biblical passages too and make an attempt to correct or raise it up for review? Yet many of us read this every time and claim not to notice it. How hypocritical is Mr Akinyemi and many of us as a people?

    IS THIS PLAGIARISM TOO?
    Compare this with 2kings 19 KJV

    Isaiah 37 King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

    2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

    3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

    4 It may be the Lord thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.

    5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

    6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

    7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

    8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

    9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

    10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

    11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?

    12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?

    13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?

    14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

    15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord, saying,

    16 O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

    17 Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open thine eyes, O Lord, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.

    18 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,

    19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

    20 Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only.

    21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:

    22 This is the word which the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

    23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

    24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.

    25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

    26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.

    27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

    28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

    29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

    30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.

    31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

    32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

    33 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.

    34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.

    35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

    36 Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

    37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

    38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

    King James Version (KJV)

  • Buhari, Obama is worth pledge-rising, after all you did not plagiarize okoro, ojukwu or ironsi

    Now lets talk plagiarism;

    chinua achebe plagiarized a whole book even got an award for somebody else work so you flesh eating monkey when are you going to hang yourselves for this? ‘things fall apart’