EXCLUSIVE: SSS in recruitment scandal – Katsina 51, Akwa Ibom 5; Kano 25, Lagos 7 — SEE FULL LIST

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura
Director General of SSS, Lawal Daura.

Nigeria’s internal secret service, the State Security Service (SSS), is enmeshed in a recruitment scandal following the exposure of a shocking lopsidedness in the composition of the new officers recently absorbed into the agency.

The agency commissioned 479 cadet officers after their passing-out parade in Lagos on March 5, at a ceremony attended by the Director-General of the Agency, Lawal Daura, and the Chief of Air Staff, Abubakar Sadique (air marshall).

The parade followed a nine-month training programme under the agency’s Basic Course 29/2016/17, which encompassed academic activities, insurgency/counter insurgency, intelligence operations and gathering, firearms drills and physical training exercises.

But the listing of the newly commissioned cadet officers seen by PREMIUM TIMES reveal wide disparity in the numbers of slots allocated to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, indicating that the federal character principle may have been ignored in the recruitment of the officers.

Officially, recruitment for the Course was based on a minimum of five slots per state. Ostensibly to ensure compliance with the federal character principle in the exercise, applicants were last year made to sit for recruitment examinations in the capitals of their states of origin. The five slots per state were said to have been picked through the examinations.

However, it has emerged that the authorities paid scant regards to the federal character principle in the final selection of the cadets.

Although the authorities ensured that at least five cadets were recruited from each state and the FCT, they grotesquely tipped the scale in favour of some states in the balance of recruits that emerged from other extraneous considerations.

For instance, while only the minimum of five cadets stipulated per state finally entered the Service from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria’s largest oil producing state, a whopping 51 found their way in from Katsina State, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Director-General of the SSS, Mr. Daura.

It is not clear what criteria was used in the composition of the final list of the new officers.

The anomaly in the exercise is further evident in the disparity between intakes from the two most populous states in Nigeria, Kano and Lagos, which have 25 and seven, respectively, indicating that the size of the pool of applicants from each state was not a factor in the recruitment.

A breakdown of the newly commissioned cadet officers on geo-political basis revealed that 165 are from the North-west, about four times as many as those who were picked from the South-south (42).

The figures for the other other zones are North-east 100, North-central 66, South-west 57 and South-east 44.

This means that while 331 of the newly commissioned officers are from the 19 northern states and the FCT, less than half of the total intakes were from states in the southern part of Nigeria. See table and charts below for slots allocated to each state.

Attempts to speak with the SSS on the criteria used for the allocation of slots to states were not rewarded as at the time of this publication.

The agency has had no spokesperson since the removal of its last one, Marilyn Ogar, in 2015. The Director-General of the agency, Mr. Daura, did not pick calls or respond to a text message sent to his known telephone numbers.

Also, the Acting Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Shettima Bukar-Abba, did not pick his calls or respond to a message seeking clarifications on the role played by the commission in the recruitment exercise.

The Commission has the responsibility of ensuring compliance with the federal character principle in recruitment into the federal civil service and agencies.

In demonstration of the importance attached to the principle, it has been enshrined in every constitution of Nigeria since the country’s independence.

Section 14, subsection 3 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria states that: “The composition of the Government of the Federation or any of its agencies and the conduct of its affairs shall be carried out in such manner to reflect the federal character of Nigeria and the need to promote national unity, and also to command national loyalty thereby ensuring that there shall be no predominance of persons from a few states or from a few ethnic or sectional groups in that government or any of its agencies”.
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STATESNumber Employed
Abia7
Adamawa19
Akwa Ibom5
Anambra10
Bauchi23
Bayelsa7
Benue9
Borno16
Cross River9
Delta8
Ebonyi7
Edo6
Ekiti12
Enugu9
FCT7
Gombe14
Imo11
Jigawa14
Kaduna24
Kano25
Katsina51
Kebbi16
Kogi11
Kwara13
Lagos7
Nassarawa11
Niger11
Ogun8
Ondo9
Osun10
Oyo11
Plateau9
Rivers7
Sokoto15
Taraba16
Yobe12
Zamfara20

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  • vay

    What a malicious act? It’s time to reject this evil doing by every southerners

    • Cry Nigeria!!!!

      @disqus_zw9upAuAHX:disqus

      The appointees of Buhari are now being called out one by one for corruption.
      Few days ago, the third most senior official in the executive branch, Mr. Babachir
      Lawal, was officially sent on indefinite suspension – preparatory to his dismissal
      according to Professor Itse Sagay, who is Buhari’s anti-graft adviser
      .

      Ditto, another appointee of Buhari was caught within three months of taking office.
      The Buhari appointee, Osita Aboloma, who was appointed the D-G Nigerian
      Standards Organization of Nigeria (S.O.N), reportedly issued authorization to
      importers to bring in five (5) billion Naira worth of fake or defective car
      tyres into Nigeria.

      The tyres were then shipped in and made to legally pass
      through Customs because the importers had S.O.N certification on quality
      approval. Since we know that private profit is the motive of economic and
      financial crimes we do not need to ask how much bribe was paid by the
      importers. All we know is that Nigeria under Buhari is in all sorts of troubles –
      besides one-year long devastating economic recession and national
      currency devaluation.

  • amazing2012

    In good faith, one may state that most of Nigeria recruitment may look as lopsided. While some of the recruitments can not be justified others can be explain. However may be the present recruitment is the continuation of the past lopsided engagement.
    Except if you want to have the entire staff list of the service, then you will understand each state quota and those states that were short change before and now filled the gap to give them equal fairness, equity, and Justice.
    Nevertheless, former CG immigration (Ozoma) and CG civil defense (Abolori) recruits thousands of people from their states in total breach of federal character principle. It will in due cause come out to be problem to them, specifically when seniority movement affect them.
    This is how it works: If in each state you need 3 officers for advancement and you have 50, that mean 47 MUST failed(even if they passed the required exams). Consequently after 3 promotion exams, any officer that failed 3 exams to the next level will forced out of the service or to hide in shame or to stay in the service with prostration, anger and full with evil plan. At one stage, people from the state will start to harm themselves through charms, blackmail and direct killing to pave way for opportunity to move to the next level.
    Promotion in service expose injustice and inequality. Promotion and advancement is more like climbing a ladder that is made in the shape of pyramid. The more you climbed, the more it become short and have few position to the top.
    We are the victims and beneficiaries of our injustices.
    Injustice pay and fight back.

    • Folahan

      What nonsense did you just spew out. What are you saying, why should a single state have more than total number candidates from a region. Katsina 51 :South East – 44. I know you guys are getting paid to say trash but please keep silent when you cannot defend such madness

      • amazing2012

        Please don’t be angry, ask for the staff list and see which state has more officers.
        However, it can be continuation of the same injustices perpetrated by many previous administration. Me and you, outside the service may not know the truth. Unfortunately, the service will (may not) never release its staff list for public due to its nature of duty.
        Nevertheless, to have peace in your mind in a fight that you cannot win, please take it easy and take the appropriate suggestion and assumption to the issue or you will continue to be angry and sad for unknown.

        • Manuel Tobby

          Why not post the staff list of DSS since you are so sure .
          Because it was done in the past then buhari should replicate it.
          Because Past regime stole, every regime must have their share!
          Black man depth of logic! !

          • amazing2012

            I am working with the service. However, such services don’t reveal their staff list, I assured you that even this one is a breach to the Oarth of secrecy and confidentiality of the service for your protection.
            Nevertheless, I will like such to be revealed including the recruitment conducted by former CG’s of immigration (Ozoma) and civil defense (Abolori). Surely there is always such injustices but seek the previous record please.

          • Folahan

            You are working with the service and thats why you are always on the internet spewing out trash everyday. So you are telling me that Tax payers money is what is being used to pay to say trash. If you cannot publish the SSS staff list then please jump into a ditch. so all the northern appointments that buhari has been making of recent has been to balance things off?

          • Otile

            dele awogbeogba,
            Where did DSS make it clear that they did this outrageous lopsidedness to correct a past injustice? This is why I hate al-Takiyya, you think you can always band any figure there and the public will believe you.

    • Solomon Brown

      Dogon Turanci! The rules are 5 slots per state, Katsina alone has more than a tenth of the total number of hires. Whish way na, na only una waka come?

    • Otile

      Awogbeoloshi,
      So you have been writing under the pseudonym amazing2012. Silly man, from time to time you deliberately write bad English to confuse the public, but now that you want to make a succinct point you write good English. As an ISIS agent you know all these facts, but when you want attack Christians you reverse to nonsense English grammar. Pretentious muslim my foot.

      • amazing2012

        Hahahahaha you have started your weekend today. Using your salary, instead to go home! Please don’t get drunk !!
        Jesus convert water to GULDER and star but did not test it.

  • Factsay

    They pick more people from states with low-literacy. What other criteria are u looking for? The criteria are high-illiteracy (former almajiris) and being hausa fulani muslims north. With these two criteria u have an edge.

  • Höly Wähala

    President Buhari himself started off with nepotism in appointments and hirings, others simply followed his lead.
    It happened at the NPA…
    Happened at the CBN recruitment process…
    Happened again at FIRS lop-sided recruitment exercise…
    So, this is no shocking revelation as far as clannish employment goes with this adminstration, in the end nothing will happen because President Buhari’s own niece and Abubakar Atiku’s niece and daughter (respectively) were beneficiaries of this kind of recruitment scandals and till date, nothing has been done to rectify those part injustices. Nigeria is a mess where everything happens only on paper and no one pays serious attention to the Constitution which apparently is meant only for the common man. No sense trying to contact the DSS for explanation as they don’t have a Spokesman to address the questions to. “Nigeria is a crime scen” – @Deji

    • alhaja tunsj soyemi(iya basira

      Shut up there you cow!
      So you have the guts to mention ‘nepotism’ here?
      Did you not call people all sorts of names when we said buhari is a Bigot?
      Where are your fellow ruminants..tundemess/tunsj, kaysoyem/Julius, amazing2012, womanEnough, Maria etc?
      Dunces!

      • Höly Wähala

        There’s a difference between name-calling, bigotry, tribalism and nepotism. I am not an employer in Nigeria and I know that here in Germany you can’t register a union without leaving its membership open to all and sundry… Nothing like Ohanaeze for Ndigbo alone here. This story is about breaking the federal character tenents of our laws, calling Yoros the pigs they are is nothing but exercising my freedom of speech. Olodo, do you now know the difference? If I am a pimp as refuse to hire your fat mama because I feel her hole stinks to high heavens, that could be construed as “nepotism” but I ain’t no lanudry man for cleaning up dirty yoro women… Get Lost! MORON.

  • adeoba123

    The southerners in National Assembly will not talk now on this very importnat issue because they are afraid of their Northern colleagues. But they will be fighting the executives on things that are not relevant to the common man

    • Folahan

      Those national assembly guys are a big disappointment, what oversight functions have they been performing that they didnt know that this was going on. Their is no point for national assembly as they cant fight for the common man.

    • Watch man

      They act like that because they paid their way to NASS, thanks to Olujimi (woman senator from Ekiti).

    • vay

      They have to act now by fire by force or risking wrath of common people. It doesn’t take a training to haul a stone innit?

  • Naka God.

    The is corruption at the highest level.

    • Koku

      @naka_god:disqus

      IT IS NOT ONLY BUHARI THAT IS SICK, THE NIGERIANS WHO ELECTED A PRIMARY SIX

      HOLDER TO COME AND BRING ‘CHANGE’ TO NIGERIA ARE SICK TOO. THAT’S THE ISSUE.

      • ‘Sho’

        @disqus_zw9upAuAHX:disqus

        Premium Times is a Mujahedin media house where the Hijab is compulsory face veil
        for all the journalists in the newsroom; at the gate, in the toilet, and, the staff canteen;
        to be worn to bed always; and never to be removed for a moment, even in a bathroom.

    • Bom-Boy

      @naka_god:disqus

      The other day Punch
      newspaper said within sixty (60) days after he was sworn in President Buhari took one billion Naira
      and put it in the pocket of Brigadier Buba Marwa quietly. No explanation on why, nothing. Just secret.
      This is worse than Abacha regime. Any northerner can just become billionaire in Nigeria in one minute
      under this corrupt Buhari. This is real corrupt government. If you like publish me, if you like cancel me.
      God will judge me and Premium Times.

      Premium Times has been blocking me because I am not a Muslim. Nothing I write is published.
      I even changed to Michael they still refused to publish me. Is it because I am not saying the truth?
      Or is it that I am not making sense or what? What I am saying is true. Come to Nsukka, go to Minna,
      go to Calabar, go to Otukpo, you will see people suffering all over Nigeria. Premium Times does not
      want me to tell the world at large that Buhari is the worst president Nigeria has ever has. But I will
      continue to say it. There is nothing good for the masses under President Buhari.

      Only Hausa people and Muslims are taking all the jobs and the money of Nigeria to carry go.
      Is that how to do national unity? Premium Times must stop supporting Buhari and listen to me.
      I am talking the truth. Buhari will kill Nigeria with Islamism and tribalism.

      • vay

        Maybe your tone is too harsh, they used to block me sometimes too if I emotionally speak too harshly. They post my write up when i tone down

      • MercilessMessi

        Change your name to Malik..or bin laden, or the likes.
        They will unblock u sharperly!

  • Emmy

    Could this have been done to increase the service operational capabilities in Boko Haram invested states? Since it’ll be easier for those from those areas to blend with their people, thereby enhancing SSS intelligence gathering towards rooting out terrorism, cattle rustling, herdsmen excesses and other vices peculiar to the region.

    • Zy

      You don’t want face reality, keep making excuses for this government. Their objective is simple, northernization of all government institutions.

      • vay

        Don’t mind the nitwit. I didn’t see nothing to justify this act of evil…nothing

    • Folahan

      you guys think you are smart with diverted narrative. So their are no experienced northern already employed persons in the sss that can be deployed to tackle boko haram. Ok why didnt they employ more from the south south to tackle militancy. besides is there boko haram in katsina for it to have 51 candidates. please stop spewing out trash

      • vay

        Exactly…. It’s vomiting rubbish coz I doubt if it’s a human being

    • Manuel Tobby

      Deluded rubbish

    • absam777

      Nonsense. You have just given Daura a lame excuse to disobey the law.

    • Wakawaka

      So what about Niger Delta militants, egbesu boys and the rest? You don’t need localized intelligence gathering for them? May God forgive your silly (mis)interpretation.

      • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

        You talk nonsense!

  • Watch man

    Of course they know if they do it by merit, the southern part of the country (notably SE) will grab all or most of the position. Even the so-called irrelevant federal character was not obeyed. This is why the cut off Mark into Unity Schools was about 12 while that of the SE states was over 120, and yet very few in the north made it. Merit/performance has become a thing of the past in the administration of Nigeria. No wonder Balarabe Musa said the north is 40yrs behind the south educationally. Whose fault? Did the south stop the north from going to school? One day envy and jealousy will make the north to pick up arms big time against the south (instead of their leaders) because of their primitive backwardness. How then can we have one Nigeria?

    • bashwaziri

      I beg to disagree with your assertion. All the States in the North have at least one University and Polytechnic and they all graduate students yearly. Nobody forced any school or state to increase it cutoff marks, the schools decide themselves, I work in a Federal University, the official minimum cutoff mark is 180. It’s not about favourism, but individual decision. Tell me with prove where anybody is admitted under the minimum requirements or where JAMB set different cutoff marks for the north?

      The issue under discussion, which you digressed from before plundering into baseless endless ethnocentric bigotry and hatred has nothing to do with the north or south, because same scenario played out during the reign of GEJ, this is an issue of Nigeria’s greedy elites favoring their kids and relatives to the detriment of ordinary citizens like you and me (even though am from the North)

      • Watch man

        You see, you don’t even understand what I wrote. Was I talking about university cut off? Since when did Unity Schools become universities? Unity schools are federal govt colleges and there are 105 of them in Nigeria. Your uneducated grey matter seems to be filled with idiosyncratic mind set of the Dauran type. Please dear, Unity schools are federal govt colleges and not universities. To enter any of them you have to pass through federal common entrance examination and you must attain a particular cut off point. Kebbi state was 12 for instance and those of SE states were over 120. Do you understand now? So tender apology.

        • PREITY

          Pls forgive him, guess he was in a hurry to counter your submission, hence the error in his reply, maybe cos he is a Northerner that is why , to have an excuse for this unjust brazenness.

      • PREITY

        cant you read and comprehend? who are the people up voting you? He is talking about unity schools and you are blabbing. for your information NECO fixes the cut off mark for unity schools.

  • ed

    Northern state had more members because President Buhari wanted more Boko Haram terrorist members that were unconditionally released and the Fulani’s terrorist herdsmen in the SSS or DSS. Don’t forget that the Islamic caliphate sharia regime is the real goal of the Sokoto sultan caliphate. The rest of Nigerian must be Islamized.
    Keep your eyes on the ball.

    • ?????????

      WHEN WILL PREMIUM TIMES HAVE THE FEAR OF GOD TO SAY THE TRUTH

      THAT PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ACHIEVED NOTHING GOOD SO FAR?

  • shasha

    APC belongs to Lagos state. Lagos has seven slots whereas Ekiti has twelve slots, the highest in South West.The FOOLS are there celebrating the their leaders. Of what benefit are you if you cannot help your people as a National leader or VP of a party in a situation like this?

    • ed

      Add Ekiti 12 and Lagos 7 together = 19.
      Katsina state 51. That’s the topic.

  • PLAN A

    So,the oil producing States that contribute largely to the nation’s GDP is as usual marginalize in a recruitment opportunity in the country not because of lack of personnel, but sheer Nepotism and corruption which this govt claims to be fighting. The notion of corruption is clearly misplaced. We seem to think of corruption as pertaining exclusively to financial crimes,and forget that corruption is all encompassing,and like culture, is a way of life. Loopsided employments like this are the reasons we have groups like IPOB,MASSOB, Niger Delta Avengers etc Will the trend ever end?

  • T-Rex

    This is ‘change’!

  • Solomon Brown

    This has been the norm for years, I’m surprised it took the media this long to shine its lights on the disparities in federal hiring practices especially as it relates to all regions of the country, we all know the North and West have benefited more from this skewed design, the truth is all regions are complicit in this malpractice. I’m not surprised at all, I just find it shameful and dishonest that a government which is supposed to be fighting corruption is the same one perpetuating and condoning it.

    • Wakawaka

      It didn’t take the media “this long” to shine any light. They have always published but your tin gods will do nothing. Where were you when they published buhari’s relatives recruitment into FIRS and CBN? Abegi!

      • Solomon Brown

        It just doesn’t end with a breaking news story, or obtaining a document to corroborate your headline, you have to chase down leads interview people directly involved in these practices. I’ll say the media failing to do investigative journalism is largely responsible for how these stories just end up as headlines and never translate into any meaningful policy to keep things like this from happening again, the leaders are as guilty too, you are right, but you should also be sincere enough to ask PT for a follow up piece on the CBN and FIRS scandal.

        • Wakawaka

          Follow up piece for how long? Till buhari drops dead instead of taking action? Did you really follow the FIRS and CBN reportage, and effort made by PT and SR to keep the story alive? This is not a media problem pls, you hia? For all their imperfections, media dey try; it’s rather lack of action by character buhari. Remember stories of buratai mansion in Dubai, as end example. Has buhari acted?

          • Sanssouci

            The media have done all they could now it’s up to Buhari to act, how long did the non stop media pressure on Babachir Lawal last? It is only when Buhari was ready to act that he acted a whole 6 months later, If he hadn’t suspended the SGF last week nothing would have happened and nothing more the media could have done. Media more than “try”. The most incredulous thing for me is how Buhari is allowing small things like this slide with the existing ethnic/religious tensions in the country.

          • Wakawaka

            Stay blessed jare!

          • Solomon Brown

            So why then are you on my case like I’ve said or done anything wrong, if buhari refuses to fulfill a campaign promise, how does that negate anything I’ve said here? If you haven’t got anything better to do, troll elsewhere. Clear?

    • vay

      Exactly. This is corruption at the maximum

  • John A

    Where are the one Nigeria idiots on this forum?
    How can we be one is show of arrogance and madness by the northern blood thirsty cave dwellers?
    I personally blame the SW for empowering these animals living among us.

    • Nonamey

      @John A:disqus

      “Sharia should be introduced in full across Nigeria. I will continue to show openly
      and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping
      all over Nigeria. God willing, we will NOT stop the agitation for the total implementation
      of the Sharia in the country.”

      It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria,
      to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly. What remains for Muslims in
      Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate Muslims on the need to promote
      the full implementation of Sharia law.”

      …….General Muhammadu Buhari

      (August 27, 2001)

      • ed

        The movement is on.

    • okonakpan before before!!!

      @disqus_RvLOMoDkGN:disqus

      PLEASE MY NAME IS OKON AKPAN FROM AKWA IBOM. i now want to be known as Aliyu Abubakar.
      My new state is now Katsina state, not Akwa Ibom again. With this change of name and nationality,
      I now apply for the post of Inspector-General of Police. I should get it easily now. I have been an
      un-employed graduate since i left university four years ago. I have been selling recharge cards.
      I did not know before that there is an easy way to go straight to the top and become a big man.

  • Bigtin

    Here was a Country…..

    • Koku

      @Bigtin:disqus

      IT IS NOT ONLY BUHARI THAT IS SICK, THE NIGERIANS WHO ELECTED A PRIMARY SIX

      HOLDER TO COME AND BRING ‘CHANGE’ TO NIGERIA ARE SICK TOO. THAT’S THE ISSUE.

  • muhammadunfagge

    It shouldn’t be like that!

    • I dey laugh

      @muhammadunfagge:disqus ,

      Oh oh. You now see why General Obasanjo said yesterday that he was opposed to Jonathan,

      but wasn’t in support of Muhamadu Buhari at the 2015 election? Everybody eyes don open now!

      The only retard still remaining to confess is Bola Ahmed Tinubu who imposed illiteracy on APC..

      • Alhaja tunsj soyemi(iya basira

        Point of correction sir!
        Include other retardeens like tundemess/tunsj, kaysoyemi, amazing2012′ Maria, woman enough, etc!

  • endipin

    Ha! No be today. It dates back to 1960. Please go and confirm at ALL federal ministries, parastatals, departments and the armed forces/paramilitary organs. The country is not one when it comes to federal employment. Shikena.

    • vay

      It has to end and this the end

  • Adide

    Buhari is killing himself and this country with ethnicity. Never a time has ethnicity been pronounced in government as it is today. Achebe was correct, “there was a country”

  • Soja

    Na today? our military apparatus has always been North.

    I remember when we were writing exams into the NDA then, pass mark from my state and of course other states in the south was above 280 out of possible 400 while that of our brothers from up north was as low as 140 for some states. And even at the end of the day after the one week grueling physical and endurance test only 3 would be picked for each of Navy, Air force and Army from each of the Southern states while 2 will be on awaiting list. But for the north you can see as high as 20 to 25 names (officially) and about 30 more unofficially.

    I can never forget my first day at Jaaji in Kaduna for the one week test. Right at the gate, when I was asked if I came with all the required items, and me being a naive 17 year old boy was showing the officers my white shorts, socks etc. But they all burst into laughter when they asked me which state am I from and i told them, and they now asked me if that’s all I brought and I said no and quickly brought out my cutlery (which they told us to come with actually), when they were done laughing at me they now told me that so, you are from so and so state and you don’t have any letter from anybody? like your governor, a very senior high ranking officer? when I replied no, they said well, no problem, since you are here to eat and you have your cutlery you are welcome.

    I didn’t know what they meant until names were published in the newspaper later and I was seeing 3 people from my state, 2 on awaiting, none of the northern states had less than 20 when even in some of the northern states less than 10 were shortlisted from the exam, how come we are now having over 20 names (officially) and 30 more (unofficially) for the final selection?

    The Nigeria military is the “North’s world” and that is what they have been using to Lord it over the other regions in the country as reflected in the number of states they are now controlling, the number of people they have in the NASS etc. Buhari is no different, apart from coming from the north, he is also a product of the same lopsided military recruitment.

    It has always being like that since our independence and so shall it always be except…

    • Watch man

      Thanks for that post. It is like that virtually in every ministry/agency. Recently, like I posted below, common entrance into unity schools showed that cut off marks for northern states were quite smaller compared to those of southern states. For instance, state like Kebbi was 12 while the SE states were over 120. Yet we are in the same country. Merit/performance is “dead” in the administration of Nigeria. Since the president does the same, what do you expect from his brother, DG of SSS? The solution that I foresee may go with unnecessary high price.

    • ed

      We wake up and divide the unworkable marriage.

      • Fadama

        I am beginning to see reasons to that.

  • FineBoy

    Lagos low number can be explained, but not other States.
    Now, NASS will realize that Daura DSS DG isn’t as clean as he tried to portray Magu bad

    • Pointsblank

      @disqus_A4ihmfUrQh:disqus

      Nothing can ever justify the most illiterate state taking the most of federal jobs; except TRIBALISM.

      Education shouldn’t be used for a sterile analysis of bogus nonsense – tribalism has no other alias!

      • Eniola

        @disqus_A4ihmfUrQh:disqus

        I may be wrong. I think the problem with President Buhari is that he has no
        administrative skills and hasn’t the modesty to accept his severe educational
        limitations. He wants to do what highly educated presidents of other countries
        do, by fielding questions from graduate journalists. That was the moment Buhari
        made a ridicule of himself. The blame for Buhari’s public disgrace must go to
        Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu who flattered President Buhari to face the world
        press. His disgrace for so doing is beyond compare, especially in Germany and
        in America where Buhari insanely said democracy means government benefits will
        be shared to Nigerian communities only according to the percentage of votes he
        (Buhari) received from each community.

        I don’t think Americans have ever had such a crazy and un-educated definition of
        ‘democracy’ before. The American press corps have never asked Buhari for any
        interview again. That was when Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu realized the damage
        they’ve done. They quickly stopped the PRESIDENTIAL chat local interview on NTA
        station in Nigeria, after President Buhari messed up the first one by just throwing
        tantrums around and getting into verbal fisticuffs with a honest Premium Times
        journalist who’d raised the point that there’s no change in Nigeria afterall, but
        deterioration and rot under the Buhari government.

      • FineBoy

        I live in Lagos, but claim my State if birth. But children born in Lagos, claim my State of birth.

        In your education, u should know many dwell and swell Lagos numbers but they are attached to parents home state.

        B4 u assume educated, try upgrade ur thought process

  • Fadama

    This is sickening to stomach and an utter disregard for social justice. If these lopsided appointments are made to be the order of the day, then I see no reason why those who agitate for sovereignty should be castigated and labelled unjustly. I am beginning to see reasons with the agitators.

    • vay

      Exactly. This kind of act is vindicating those clamoring for Biafra and me think from this fact, it’s a thing to be supported and not to be castigated

      • Fadama

        I am now leaned towards sharing the same viewpoint. On what grounds will I now be able to argue against those who desire their own sovereignty?

        • vay

          You share my point bruv.. Have backoff right from this moment.

      • PublicRekord

        I am not an alarmist but I must warn that Nigeria is a tragedy waiting to implode.
        For the avoidance of doubt, a tragedy is a dramatic or literary genre in which the
        main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a
        consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with
        unfavorable circumstances.

        I think, in all honesty, that Muhamadu Buhari personifies all the foregoing
        attributes of tragedy; he has derailed irredeemably and should resign. We
        have become so enamored with the phantom of “war on corruption” while
        everything in Nigeria has collapsed. Our economy, education, social
        cohesion, our institutions, and our security, have all collapsed at the
        altar of “war on corruption
        ”.

        …………..Dr. Arthur Nwakwo

        (October 23, 2016)

    • Wey

      @fadama:disqus

      Nigeria will become a better place if Muhamadu Buhari is repealed and replaced.

      • Fadama

        Not so sure about the repealing and replacing. But may now be the best if we everyone is separated to go form their own ‘enclaves’. This nonsense is no longer acceptable.

    • Washingtonpost

      Nigeria was structured to fail. This injustice will only lead to ultimate disintegration of this contraption.

    • Washingtonpost

      Biafra agitation has reached a point of no return.

      • Fadama

        On the evidence on ground, your argument holds a lot of water.

      • Uzoma John

        Forget Biafra and agitate for the Ndi Igbo in our country Nigeria. There is no country called or that will be called Biafra again. That is history according to Ikemba Nnewi (RIP). We are all Nigerians.

        • MilitaryPolice01

          G, I agree with you, restructuring is better an option. There is no single family today in the South East that did not lose a loved one during that war. Awareness and sensitization around restructuring should be intensified so people can see its so many merits and it will be clear that it is better an option than breaking away

          • Ceejay Iloelunachi

            When Biafra is mentioned, you guys think and assume its all about war. So you mean there cant be a peaceful dissolution? You guys amaze me. Its obvious you guys know who will get violent about the dissolution but out of fear, you ridicule those who are clamouring for peaceful & genuine separation with indirect threats. Freedom doesn’t come free but one’s emancipation will definitely come except you have chosen to play second fiddle now and your future generations to come.

        • Ceejay Iloelunachi

          U again? ur really disconnected from your tribesmen & their shared beliefs. Seems u look up to Joe Igbokwe as your mentor? U must have foreign blood running in u. Keep on maligning your people in the name of stupidity.

          • Uzoma John

            If what I wrote pains you that much, counter it with some constructive criticsm. Stop the name calling. Let’s reason together if you are equal to the task.

    • MilitaryPolice01

      G they are already the order of the day, it is just that we don’t know the full details of the extent to which these guys have gone, its just a tip of the iceberg. Is it not shocking that these tribalists are not even pretending any more

  • Mr Integrity

    And where are you when this same government recruited 4000 candidates from Kano state … The most populous state in Nigeria and at the same time recruited 18,000 from cross rivers state during N-power recruitment? I cant remember Premium times making any write up about that. Or is it because north doesnt have media? All the media outfit are controlled from the south nobody even find it worthy of a news. The irony was even among the 4000 candidates recruited from Kano state about half of them come from the south… U will see the names of Chinyere and Okoro in Kano… While you will never see the name of Musa in Enugu. Then Lagos got 14,000 recruits… what was the modality for that?… Premium times should know that even a secondary school student can draw graph and all this rubbish.. but they should be fair and objective in their news.

    • Uzoma John

      Thank you.I wanted to state the same. Reports like this from Premium Times could be misleading if not backed by some facts like you enumerated above in other areas of recruitment. I do not support Katsina having 51. But the distribution for other States are ok. Also the higher figures for the North (discounting the 51 for Katsina) is also in order comparing 20 States + Abuja in North and 16 States in South. Note also that you can still get names of non-Northerners living in the North as appearing against those Northern States. It might also be that, on head count, some States with lower numbers already have more of their people in SSS already. These are the areas Premium Times would’ve taken time to investigate to know which States have high number of their people already working in SSS. I recall the former Director of SSS (I think Nta) made similar recruitment under GEJ to favour people from the South South. I’d rather an investigation be conducted as to why Daura gave Katsina 51 slots.

      • Infoezone Infoezone

        you are a disgrace. what is your life worth when you dont even know that you are being enslaved

        • Uzoma John

          You can insult me but lack those analytical skills required to see things differently. Don’t have your time.

          • Infoezone Infoezone

            Stop exposing your ignorance. Who does not know that the north has more people in our security agencies including the DSS. So what balancing are you talking about. They have more federal employees than the south so what are you talking about. You are just a disappointment to your people

          • Uzoma John

            I need facts and figures to align with you, not hearsay. As Premiume Times came out with this new recruitment stats, you go back and investigate the number of employees par State in SSS. When you do that we’ll continue with this discussion. Refrain from insulting me. You don’t know me . I only made my contribution, make yours too with fact and not insult. I don’t have to toe your line of reasoning and that shouldn’t warrant insult. Be warned.

          • MilitaryPolice01

            Uzoma but do you need facts and figures to know the colour of the sky is blue. This thing is like black and white, please dont stick your head in the sand.

    • Es3

      The last time I checked, N-power was meant for jobless graduates?!

      Did Kano have that same number of unemployed graduates and they only took 4,000 of them, or that there are less qualified people from the South- West, South- East and South-South for the SSS job???

      Let’s all understand you on this!

  • Washingtonpost

    This is why those agitating for Biafra are right. It’s time to repeal this fake union.

  • Ade

    The Yorubas should be thoroughly ashamed! They are now seeing what they all helped to create. The two-faced Yorubas aligned with the North to create the current mess in Nigeria.They are equally suffering it. I am Yoruba and I feel very ashamed. We were advised and warned, but we refused to listen. Shame on Yorubas.

    • vay

      Guy back off, what has Yoruba done?

    • Texazzpete

      No. Shame on YOU for years of education without imbibing common sense.
      Blaming an entire tribe for the failings of an elected official…is that not madness?

      “They were warned” was the person who made the warning Jesus Christ? Did the person have the power of clairvoyance? And was the ‘warning’ supposed to make them re-elect a hapless President?

      Cowardly ones like yourself are the bane of this country. Too cowardly to protest, too cowardly to vote for change. Better for someone to do his bit and vote for a change than to sit down and do nothing.

      NEVER blame voters for failings of a leader.

      • Es3

        Warning is warning….

        If people like you heeded the warnings (and refused to surrender their heads to their lie-infested propaganda), there were other options in that same race to become President and collectively, our people would have pulled their weight (as usual), but correctly!

        • vay

          Correctly behind who? A moron

          • Es3

            It is actually a real moron that will be here pretending that Yorubas (and by extension, Nigerians) did not have options outside Jonathan and Buhari! in 2015 elections.

          • vay

            Okay you that’s not moron,which option have you got between the two devil? Bad devil and better devil

          • Es3

            You still don’t understand my position on this….obviously so!

          • vay

            Help me to understand

    • Es3

      Ade,

      You are not alone in this. As a Yoruba man opposed to Buhari?APC well ahead the elections I was called names and was even accused to pretending to be one?!

      But just as I had prophesied….our people are now licking their wounds!!!

      When, and if any, how many times were our people ever attacked and killed by Fulani herdsmen under Jonathan’s government???! Or, were there no herdsmen in Nigeria during that time???

      • vay

        I did rather vote for worst buhari than God forbid Jonathan

        • Cleartruth

          Enjoy your chains of slavery.

          • vay

            God hath cut the bars of iron in sunder in my life and had broken the gate of brass too,so am freely free and happy. Can you boldly say that about yourself?

        • Es3

          And your regrets is surely doing press up so far!

          • vay

            I have no regret since buhari is a better devil than Jonathan. Had it been Jonathan is good now I will regret but no…. But are devil but buhari a better devil than Jonathan

          • mubarak abdullahi

            You most talk that being you as political dog. Jonathan administration gave you mony, while buhari is against corruption.

          • vay

            Cry baby, cry me rivers of tears….coz you are a crying baby

          • mubarak abdullahi

            I will cry, but my tears will make you shutdown, just hold-up

          • Es3

            ….You meant to say worse!

  • Ferra Realman

    I am not from the North but we need to be fair to ourselves. Recruitment was like this predated. Every sucessessive leaders have been blinded with ethnicity. If you check the statistics of SSS workforce, Katsina state may have lesser in number, and this Daura’s action may be done to balance the situation. However, this action is condemnable, until Nigeria is restructure certainly there can be no meanignful development. Using Asia as an example, they were underdeveloped until splitted into Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand etc. This is where past presidents like Obasanjo and good for nothing Jona failed their race. Nigeria serious minded race can never forgive these aforementioned people. I read the punch column today on Jona wreckage on Nigeria in every facet of life, Corruption; Economy, Appointment, Jona era was quiet disastrous for this nation. Nigeria must be restructured now to get out of various mess. I hope PMB will not lament tomorrow like jona for failing to restructure. God bless Nigeria.

    • vay

      Either restructuring or every one goes their way. Biafra, Oduduwa nation and who else

    • concernednigerian

      Why don’t you keep quiet?

    • sab

      Did OBJ flood Nigerian Army, Police, Navy, DSS, NCDSC, CBN, Airforce etc with indigens of Ogun State? Did Umaru Musa Yar’Adua do so? Or did GEJ do so? Just asking!

  • dudu

    I believe Daura’s head is incomplete and should be reexamined. I hope PMB no matter how ill he is rises up to the occasion and PYO should do the needful asap, because this is blatantly offensive. aba!

    • Eniola O. Akintan

      @disqus_iGgvgQ1u3S:disqus

      The blame for Buhari’s public disgrace as a nepotist must go to
      Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu who flattered President Buhari to face the world
      press. His disgrace for so doing is beyond compare, especially in Germany and
      in America, where Buhari insanely said democracy means government benefits will
      be shared to Nigerian communities only according to the percentage of votes he
      (Buhari) received from each community.

    • Es3

      Keep hoping…even in the face of reality!

      Is it the same way Buhari?APC arose to correct previous anomalies???!

      The sooner we realize that we have a terrible case on our hands, the better!

    • Edafiyovwe Rukevwe

      Daura and co are copying from the masters play book.Look at the appointments of service chiefs,from COAS to the head of Custom all notherners. they try to make the pool of southerners very small so its difficult for them to rise to the Top

  • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

    Hahahaha, this is the concept of one Nigeria. They only published SSS what of Air Force, Army and police? The people of South East and South South should not continue to weep. Buhari promised his brothers during his electioneering campaign that he will give them employment and he is doing it. Very soon he will increase the minimum wage to enable them enjoy the oil money. Very soon they will deploy them to South East & South South so that they will come and mount Road block here and make their money while the few employed from SE & SS would be posted to North East to go and fight Boko Haram and you know what will be the outcome. This is the Federal Character and one Nigeria for you.

    • Broadway2

      Hahahaaaa…

  • Broadway2

    Could it be that the agency looked at the level of insecurity in some states and the need to have indigenous personnel to serve in those states?

    Or there were not enough qualified candidates or applicants from some states?

    • vay

      A lot of questions are begging for answers right now

    • Pointsblank

      @Broadway2:disqus

      Nothing can ever justify the most illiterate state taking the most of federal jobs; except TRIBALISM.

      Education shouldn’t be used for sterile analysis of bogus nonsense – tribalism has no other alias!

    • Infoezone Infoezone

      stop being brainless

      • Broadway2

        Haba bro. Even the word “Could” that I started couldn’t appease you from being an animal in character!bb

        • Infoezone Infoezone

          If you cannot reason objectively then don’t comment. This is a serious matter. Stop asking childish questions here

    • Edafiyovwe Rukevwe

      What qualification are they looking for,it is on record from various northern elites that the southerners are more educated in Nigeria.The total number of proffessors, Doctors,Engineers,accountants and so on from the north can be found in just a southern state,take for example like Ekiti state,and you would have a field day picking more southern state over the entire north education wise.Now if you are talking of physical fitness,there is no evidence to say a particular region is fitter than the other,that is a ballant lie the whole world witness the toll of militancy in the Niger delta and these where mostly formerly fisher men in the creeks.In my opinion I think this is the ploy the north has been employing for a long time to make sure they are the majority in every law enforcement agency in the country so every generation this would keep on happening. This is just SSS we are seeing here if you dig deep and find the recruitment statistics for the Nigerian Police,The Nigerian army,Customs,immigration, Airforce, and even the Navy which is primarily a marine outfit ought to be populated by the Ijaws,it would show the same pattern we see here.The south needs to unite and ask for their right which is a fair share in the security forces of the federation if they are not taken seriously all the southerners should resign their commission so we know we have a northern security outfit in this our country then the whole world would take note of why this country has not been developing. Americans and Brits took this prosperous nation from the hands of intelligent men and gave it to northerners who are more illiterates than educated a fact pointed out by His eminence Emir Lamido Sanusi Lamido one of the few elites who speak the truth and Colonel Umar Dangiwa,a former military administrator of the Old Kaduna state, only them the Americans and Brits know their true intenttions, but if I might farthom a guess I think they are afraid of a very successful Nigerian Economy,would potential limit their power in Africa,why else would they advice the Yoruba’s against an alliance with the IBO’s with a lame excuse that both are too educated and they may end up fighting them selves for leadership before the first Parliamentary election in Nigeria.why didn’t they educate them on the concept of democratic values in settling polical scores as they do in their country.Now they went behind to encourage Nnamdi Azikiwe to form an alliance with the north where he would naturally be second fiddle.That is a classic divide and conquer and it is exactly what we are suffering till date.these are all facts you can research for your self

  • Nigeria4u

    It is very important for our South West and South East brothers and sister to put their differences aside, unite along with South South to stop all these insults from theNorth. The north is taking advantage our our differences and disunity in the South to treat us badly and that is not good for our lives and future. A word is enough for the wise. God save Nigeria.

    • vay

      May your generation unborn be blessed. A lot of fellas from south East especially, do utter some provocative utterances on line but I decide not to reply them bumper to bumper no more, coz it only favours the north.

      • MilitaryPolice01

        Vay my brother, it is not only fellas from SE, every side is mutually guilty of the needless animosity but like you have pointed out, ignore the insults and be the bigger person.

        • vay

          Thanks brother. What we don’t know is this stretch beyond online effect alone. My niece brought a guy home as her fierce but coz the poor lad has a igbo father he was rejected until I stood my ground that no way,young people’s life must not be destroyed because of tribalism. This are young chap that has never step Nigeria for once in their life

          • MilitaryPolice01

            “People like you and me has to start bridging this gap before it get out of hand”

            Agreed 100% bro

    • MilitaryPolice01

      The bane of Nigeria’s south has been its disunity, unfortunately the southerners have failed to see the prospect of the greatness their unity will bring hence the unfortunate frictions amongst them. They only need to imagine what a combination of enterprise + education + activism can bring and they will urgently put minor differences aside

      • vay

        We should unite and stop these barbarians messing around with us….we should set the pace for them to follow not to be crying we are being cheated. They are not up to the task to cheat us if we are united….. SS,SE,SW.. we are pinnacle of everything called good

        • MilitaryPolice01

          bless you

      • Mussings

        I hope you do not view Nigeria as North Vs South? If you do then that is a big mistake. We must begin to emphasize that Nigeria is North +South +East + West and indeed that is what it is. To say it is North + South is to give advantage to the North and that is what they would prefer. It has been their tactic.

        There is no argument about it. The EAST, WEST, SOUTH & NORTH of Nigeria is known to all and the boundaries are clear. There is no way Nigeria as it is will develop. Impossible. It is like fusing Englan, France, Portugal and Greece into one nation. Will that work?

      • AryLoyds

        This is not only about disunity , it cuts deep into nepotism of The North were they see Nigeria as their personal property. This is a similar Theme in all Fed Gov agencies in Nigeria were only Hausa Fulani rise to leadership positions , This is the so called one Nigeria of the North and the North alone!

      • Psi Ciroma

        All that matters is someone who can be honest and do the job!!!
        v

      • New Nigerian

        The thieves in the South are ever united against the common man in the South and everywhere.

    • Efe

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOway! Never! The South (Niger Delta) will never unite with the West (Which you refer to as SW). No. Never. Impossible. Stay on your own. The population of Western Nigeria is more than those of Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Senegal, Benin Republic, Togo. Guinea Bissau, Liberia etc so stay on your own my friend. You claim you are educated. Good. Use that education to develop yourselves more. I know it is my resources you are eyeing. But thunder will strike you. Nigeria must revert back to pre 1914 lines. Even if there are going to be mergers it should be between South and East because of existing transparent homogeneity.

      • Tommy

        i AGREE WITH YOU.

    • Lanre

      They will never listen to you. Obasanjo and Tinubu will tell you how we Yorubas have to be patriotic. The Igbos are decamping to APC because they don’t want the Yorubas to “enjoy” alone. How educated people can be governed by Cattle Herders. The Story of Nigeria.

    • New Nigerian

      Smart by half. Dan Etete will cough out $1.1billion of stolen common wealth money. He stole this from South South people too. Jonathan’s sup

  • lekkymiddlebelt

    hahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahah south west was fooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooled. This is just the beginning of chanji. By the time we enter dole many would have known who danbazzau is. i have forseen all these and more.

  • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

    Buhari to me has no integrity at all,if buhari at the age of about 80 years is still supervising cheating, bias,injustice, inequality, marginalization, religious tribal and clannish bigotry, then one wonders what buhari was at a more younger age.
    It is so sad that Nigeria will be operating on such unjust and immoral wavelength.
    Buhari is sowing an evil seed that shall surely undermine Nigeria, it is utterly shameful, absurd, unrighteous and immoral for buhari to carry on like this as the President of Nigeria.
    Nigerians whose conscience have not died with the coming of this formidable axis of evil called APC ,must rise up now to be counted by speaking out forcefully against injustice, cheating and discrimination as been done by buhari.
    What pain,loss or injury will buhari suffer if he do Justice, equity and fairness in the discharge of his duties as president of Nigeria? Why is buhari so shamelessly partial, bigoted,malicious and clannish.
    No wonder that God has confined him to his room.
    What a shame what a pity.

  • goodboy

    How best can you describe the word CHANGE?

  • MilitaryPolice01

    This is deliberately insensitive wickedness. Thank you PT for this exposure, how we for know ?

    • Senator D

      It’s always been there right before your very eyes when he choose his kitchen cabinet…From the odour of mess you will know the taste of shit!

      • MilitaryPolice01

        hmm that is a dirty proverb

  • Odide Ejuere

    Crazy country. Dishonest nation. Fraudulent federation.

    • Frank

      Blame the Yorubas. Most (Certainly Not all) are traitors. This is with due respect to Femi Fani Koyode, Senior Governor (Ayodele Fayose) and a few others. Not people like Femi Falana and Wole Soyinka who have that deadly strand of mischievous but typical Yoruba gene in them that make them become dumb at obvious truths as this especially when the North is unduly favoured. All because of one thing – fear of break up.

      • vay

        How old are you? Go to ask your uncle how this same Falana and Soyinka rose and defended igbo in the past. Can’t you guys open your eyes and see that Jonathan is un sellable. He is not marketable

        • Senator D

          Is it NOT time for them to speak up? Ain’t you tired of the situation in the country? Has Buhari fulfilled any campaign promises truly? Forget propaganda just be objective…

          • vay

            Bro believe me sincerely if it’s Jonathan, no one knows how worst Nigeria will be by now. All we are saying is, let other moral person be presented either from SE,SS,SW or anywhere he will be voted for but not bad market Jonathan. The country not going well and we ain’t keeping quiet. When a yoruba man was a president, we yorubas scold and abuse him when he is not doing right

          • Senator D

            Who are the moral people you would recommend? And tell me is the situation any better under Buhari from a sincere point of view…?

          • vay

            Between me and you sentiment apart. If buhari happens to be from our precinct, will you vote Jonathan ahead of buhari? We have a lot of moral people from SE,SS,SW and other part of the country but Jonathan is not among them, am sorry

          • Senator D

            Did you not hear that a Senator from Katsina under APC where Buhari comes from was stoned? The truth is Buhari is NOT even celebrated at home because what goes around comes around to the people at the bottom in Katsina state… Jonathan was a devil and Buhari a devil but Jonathan was a better devil…

          • vay

            Hahaha… “a better devil” but me think buhari a better devil than Jonathan

          • Senator D

            Atleast you agree both are devils…

          • vay

            Yeah I agreed

  • www.electionoffenders.ng

    In a normal country this man would be fired today once the statistics is confirmed.

    Tere is unrest all around the country because of Lack of equal rights and justice, lack of equal access to opportunities.

    Our brothers in South East Nigeria have very genuine claim to marginalization and feeling rejected by Nigeria.

    Forget that the SE held top positions under Jonathan Administration. only SE leaders enjoyed from Jonathan while the millions of ordinary citizens from the SE enjoyed NOTHING. The ordinary SE man feels Nigeria has rejected, disrespected and under-appreciates them. This is a legitimate feeling.

    Every citizen of this country MUST feel loved and respected by the country and its leadership.

    This level of nepotism, tribalism and inequality is a CRIME!

    • vay

      Yeah right nothing but right. It’s time to collectively stand against evil

    • Psi Ciroma

      All that matters is someone who can be honest and do the job!!!
      b

  • Cincinnatus

    I don’t really care where the applicants came from. What matters is, are they the best people for the job? And i have to say I doubt it. No way this many northerners are smarter or more capable than everybody else in the country. You northern boys should just for once be reasonable.

    • Cleartruth

      I’m happy you don’t care where they come from. But the answer to your question is that they are not the best for the job. A third class student can’t be better than a first class student in terms of academics.

  • john

    It is high time Federal Character Commission is scrapped. This is sectional and federal character tribal/religious favoritism commission.

  • Eugene Stephen

    Truly this is the height of it all…..I’ll wait for responses from Both the DG of SSS and FCC in defense to this act of impunity and abrupt disregard for the Constitution. I reserve my comments.

    • MilitaryPolice01

      You are better off not reserving your comments because this report is factual and well presented as you can see above. Any response from them will be lies and is typical of them

      • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

        Maybe a chart like this displaying the full strength of the agency would be better appreciated. It may not be that wise to conclude yet. What is the distribution on the basis of complete staff and not just this one off recruitment? Then the conversation can progress from there.

        • MilitaryPolice01

          Come on bro, so even if we were to debate your perspective are we saying that the staff inbalance in the DSS is so much that 50 percent of the recruits had to come from one part of the country in just one recruitment. Let us be reasonable and call a spade a spade. FCC principles which they consulted before the exercise stipulated at least 5 per state, so what are we on about

  • YORUBAS are the PROBLEM

    Premium Times really has problems. Isn’t it the brazen mumudity of Western Nigeria that has led us here rather than a “brazen disregard for federal character principles”? Is there any sector of the Nigerian economy that does not reflect this conspiracy to Islamize and Northernize the Nigerian public service? Are all security Chiefs, Military Chiefs, Ambassadors, Ministers, Special advisers etc not all from the less educated, backward and underdeveloped North? But out of brazen trepidation the Yoruba race of Western Nigeria voted massively for a Buhari (Northerner) rather than confront the North whose leaders of past years have led Nigeria astray and retarded her overall development. Today a semi illiterate sluggish and sickly fellow is president. Until Nigeria disintegrates, this nonsense will continue unabated. The East and South must intensify efforts at a common front and unified block and work aggressively and violently if need be, to pull out of Nigeria asap because the West will always want to remain with the North as eternal slaves. Shameless people!

    • vay

      Best answer to you is to be silent. I have intelligent igbo friends within and outside Nigeria and not possible you can’t represent them

    • Alexis J

      You have no right to talk about the Yorubas like that. Voting for PMB is no crime. Bedsides, his running mate was Yoruba.

    • Alex

      As a man from SS,I will clearly tell you,we are all the problems.imagine how Jonathan squnder the opportunities that landed on his labs as a president?

  • oyoko

    I don’t agree with this report. Have taken census to determine the number of staff from each state that make the nucleus of the entire staff of SSS. you may not know if this recent employment is to bridge shortfall from other states. you may not also know if during the last Govt they short change this other zones, knowing all the atrocities committed by last Govt. Don’t just give us sensitized report and think we will buy into it. This generation want to be different from your generation, that has plunge this nation to what she is now, because of your tribalism and ethnic bigotry.

    • Fairgame

      Ms Tubman was a black American who “kidnapped and smuggled” many Black slaves to freedom. She appears on the $5 bill. She wrote in her book;

      “I freed 1,000 slaves. I could have freed 1,000 more only if they knew they were slaves” — Ms Tubman

      Indeed slaves like you who love their chains remain slaves in perpetuity.

      • oyoko

        you think you have made a point, clap for yourselves; kpa! kpa!! kpa!!! on a platform like this where we should discuss on intellectual level, we have people like you, who think SM is to abuse and insult one another. Carry on, and may more grace fill your hormone for abuse and insult.

    • Pointsblank

      @oyoko:disqus

      Nothing can ever justify the most illiterate state taking the most of federal jobs; except TRIBALISM.

      Education shouldn’t be used for sterile analysis of bogus nonsense – tribalism has no other alias!

    • sab

      Oyoko, can you recall the employments at CBN soon after the 2015 . Would you have held this opinion if it were another President from another party or southern Nigeria in power? Search your conscience!

  • Ifeanyi

    This is a kind of corruption which this government is not interested in doing anything about.

    • Ebinezeri

      @nigeria_2015:disqus: Muhamadu Buhari has never appeared
      to me as someone who understands the ethnic configuration of Nigeria. Because
      he’s short-sighted and tribalistic he takes seemingly senseless decisions in
      favour of the Hausa-Fulani states; representing the limits of his understanding
      of Nigeria. He sees Islam as a national ideology and sees Nigeria through his
      own biased understanding of Islam. As far as Buhari is concerned a Nigerian
      must be Muslim and northern to be in reckoning for federal employment. Buhari
      has not been heard in all his 74 years as supporting federal character
      provision of the existing 1999 Constitution. His early childhood in rustic
      Daura shaped his herdsman vision to view Nigeria in Daura terms as a uniformly
      Muslim country. Buhari is not the ideal president for Nigeria but democracy in
      the context of Nigeria says the votes of the majority illiterates will always
      prevail regardless what the enlightened citizens say. It is in the midst of the
      illiterate majority Buhari is ensconced as their leader, but he is even then a
      leader of a sort, because he’s done far more damage in two years to national
      unity than anyone else since October 1st 1960.

      • Koku

        @nigeria_2015:disqus

        IT IS NOT ONLY BUHARI THAT IS SICK, THE NIGERIANS WHO ELECTED A PRIMARY SIX

        HOLDER TO COME AND BRING ‘CHANGE’ TO NIGERIA ARE SICK TOO. THAT’S THE ISSUE.

      • Ifeanyi

        I couldn’t agree more with you. Buhari is a disaster for Nigeria and does not have what it takes to lead a modern state -certainly not Nigeria. His appointments since assuming office have been very suspicious. I think He missed a very good opportunity to be a president for all Nigerians, and to prove those who are skeptical of his democratic credentials wrong. But there’s nothing he’s doing today that Nigerians were not warned about before he won. Huge disappointment!

      • Alex

        95% and 5% in action.

  • objective

    If this is true, then there had been crass abuse of office. The Presidency must now act. If it is true, it means about 11% of the total intakes are from Katsina. It is certainly unacceptable.

  • Bayo

    And students from the Northerners states need only to score 2/400 to gain admission into unity schools.

    • Timikemiti

      So na now the thing strike you? When we said we were going to declare Niger Delta Republic you people were saying we should remain in Islamic Republic of Nigeria. You changed your mind? Yeye Fowl!

  • sab

    You talk about Buhari and INTEGRITY, you talk about the CBN RECRUITMENT and the SSS RECRUITMENTS. This is party and GOVERNMENT OF THE SAINTS Change here we come

  • Infoezone Infoezone

    when we complain, some brainless people from the south will support them. on what basis should spend more to feed and employ these parasites. they contribute nothing to the federal purse yet, they get the lion’s share. why are my people so blind that they dont even know their rights anymore. i weep for my people. let us divide this country or practice true federalism. there is no way Nigeria can move forward like this.

    • Repost007

      @infoezoneinfoezone:disqus

      The Muslims who packaged Muhamadu Buhari with Nepa bill – instead of Wasc/Gce school
      certificate, had their own narrow agenda to change Nigeria into Muslim leadership. So, it is
      the useful idiots who are not Muslims but who joined to wave broom for this Islamic Jihad,
      that brought today’s sufferings and Buhari-made hopelessness upon themselves.

  • brightasuquoakpan

    That is why everybody needs to be the president.Nigeria is filled with unjust leaders.Akwa Ibom that has produced the highest quantity of crude in Nigeria for many years will be treated like a slave…May God judge all.

    • Edo boy

      Yes, you are right, that why the northern will always do anything for them to be president because they feel that is only way they can survive, which is not true, its greed and selfish, until we restructure the country, Nigeria will not going anywhere, soon the power will shit away from the North, then you will see what they will be doing and insulting the Southern because they did not have the power,

    • Alex

      That what you get by answering SS .while your thinking of what SS means,they are syphoning the whole of the oil well in your backyards telling SS means you and the Igbos your former Eastern brothers are not one.

  • Zakut Bechor

    All Hail ONE NIGERIA!

  • Degemstone

    This is unacceptable and such act can divide the entire country. where is the reflection of the so called federal character here when the most percentage of the recruits goes to the north. we’re too far from developing as a country.

  • Lina

    It would not be so sad if even this lobsided appointment means that the North will begin to close the gap between the South and the North. The fact is the rich of the north also neglect the poor and the uneducated and also fail to develop their areas with their wealth.

    Having said this I have always known that focusing solely on fighting monetary curruption is a clever way of side tracking attention from other atrocities and curruption perpetrated by this regime. It is easy to win the accolade of the poor, the needy and the simple by dazzling them with huge amounts of money that is clearly beyond their understanding, you have recovered and get them singing your praises while you are busy feathering your own nests.
    The appointments follow the same trend confirming this government is afraid to its own shadow. Just as he purged the security agencies of any persons in his paranoid mind that may seen as possible threat, it has now buttressed its grip on Nigeria by filling the posts with Its people.
    This government has never and will never think Nigeria, it thinks North and it thinks Fulani.
    And by the way, Middle belt should not be referred to as North Central, it is simple Central or Middle belt.

  • www.electionoffenders.ng

    This action is more damaging to Nigeria than the stolen 41 USD Million found in the Lagos apartment. It created angry citizens!

    This is pure and simple oppression.

    Oppression breeds resentment and anger
    Resentment and anger breeds frustration
    Frustration without resolution breeds agitation.
    Agitation breeds unrest
    Unrest breeds instability
    Instability leads to lack of national development.

    Nigerian Leaders MUST stop making selfish and shortsighted decisions. Its counter productive and poisons the heart of citizens.

    Do they know how much hate and anger such actions creates in the mind of ordinary citizens? This must STOP.

    • Highly Provocative Statistics

      @STATISTICA

      NORTH ==== 67.4%
      SOUTH ==== 8.7%
      EAST======= 9.2%
      WEST====== 14.7%

      —————————————————————
      NORTH ====== 323
      SOUTH ====== 42
      EAST======== 44
      WEST======= 70

      Total (323 Recruits)

      This is wonderful. The Governors and Ministers of the South, East and West and all Senators and politicians from these regions are all USELESS, STUUUUPID, CRAZY Hedoirts and f0000000000000000000000000000ls for life! Animals! Dummies! That is who and what they are.

    • Senator D

      They forget that people are designed to remember their past even when you placate a few elites at the top. The anger is not assuaged at the bottom. And the bottom is where the Volcano erupts!!!

  • STATISTICA

    NORTH ==== 67.4%
    SOUTH ==== 8.7%
    EAST======= 9.2%
    WEST====== 14.7%

    —————————————————————
    NORTH ====== 323
    SOUTH ====== 42
    EAST======== 44
    WEST======= 70

    Total (323 Recruits)

    This is wonderful. The Governors and Ministers of the South, East and West and all Senators and politicians from these regions are all USELESS, STUUUUPID, CRAZY Hedoirts and f0000000000000000000000000000ls for life! Animals! Dummies! That is who and what they are.

    • Senator D

      No Cockroach Okorocha will be made the President in 2019 that’s why he so daft in trying to convince the rest of the Eastern region to jump into Bubu’s sinking boat. As for the West they do not know what is coming for them. However I hope they understand the Fulani man has no friend across the borders of the North… What am even saying, They already have the Vice Presidential slot so what more can they be asking for? The rest of South-South and co can go to HELL!

    • So oju abe niko

      Correction: West has 57 recruits (not 70) and the % of total is 11.9 (not 14.7%).

  • Senator D

    Old story! From the kitchen cabinet of Buhari to the CBN, Police, Civil Defence, Immigration and NNPC scandal to this one we have all known the agenda of the Buhari’s administration. I wonder why this is news anymore. After all, Bubu needs to recruit those he trusts it doesn’t matter which section of the country they may come from even if all of them are from Katsina it doesn’t matter… Second base abeg (Fela no vex!)

  • Nzube Peter

    One Nigeria my foot. And they said they’re fighting corruption. See corruption in full display. O Lord, let this failed country break up now, amen.

    • Senator D

      Tell me what more is corruption when billions are budgeted for state house clinic yet the President cannot cure an ear infection in the state house clinic he had to go to London to fix his ear problem. Tell me what more is corruption when the Hospitals in Nigeria do not have qualified doctor to treat a man who claims he’s a patriotic Nigerian when he is NOT patriotic enough to get treatment at home. Tell me what more is corruption when all his kids and gran-kids school in London… From his claim that he’ll encourage made-in-Nigeria against made-in-China yet he wear foreign goods; drives foreign cars and nothing in Aso Rock that he uses is made in Nigeria from the Tooth-pick to his toothpaste!

  • FreeNigeria

    Tribalist and Zombie Buhari and his Fulani brother Daura, they are the waste product of pigs.

    • Senator D

      He’s NOT a tribalist. You forgot he said, “I am for the North and Not for Nigeria” when he spoke in the USA 97% and 5%… Have you forgotten so soon. The message was very clear and sharp!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    And, the bad part is that Northerners aren’t contributing anything at all to the national purse. Those who voted for Buhari and APC, how far na?

    • Senator D

      Nah siddon we dey… Wetin man go do?

    • Senator D

      They are contributing Cows. And those cows MUST be fed by the farmers in the South or else get killed!

  • Senator D

    The NORTH targets one Northern agenda… Whilst they destroy the South with SE/SS/SW the Yorubas and the Ibos are busy scheming against each other whilst the North play on their witlessness. From the Presidency to the National Assembly down to the Head of Military and Paramilitary establishments… Don’t you see the way they are playing with Saraki’s case…? We are busy thinking how come Saraki is still seated as the Senate President and despite allegations against Dogara yet he’s the Speaker of the House. Those two went to see Bubu whilst in London making phone calls for over 40-days… Yet we do not see the handwriting on the wall. WE ALL are being f00led… These is the NORTHERN OLIGARCHY making a f00L of the rest of us!

    • KBE

      Absolutely. If you think a northerner is interested in your progress you have been deceived. Religion comes first then Regional political agenda next.

  • Gary

    This is just the latest proof of why the current structure of Nigeria is unsustainable. And no one needs to be a Biafra advocate to say so.

    Nigeria MUST return to the regional/confederal constitution of the First Republic or we go our separate ways. A Northern-dominated military gave us the current structure and constitution and Buhari has come along to reinforce the domination without giving a hoot what the rest of us think.

    The entire security apparatus of the country is now firmly headed and packed by his kith and kin under his central control in Abuja.
    Which is why the DSS is not interested in curbing the growing menace of the Fulani herdsmen but more concerned about private citizens arming themselves for self-defense.

    Pray tell, what does this situation portend for free and fair elections in 2019, considering the current set-up of INEC?
    Thank you, Alhaji Bola Tinubu. We are now reaping what you have sown. And making a hero of Nnamdi Kanu.

    • Senator D

      Tinubu should bury his head in shame… The way the Yorubas celebrated Buhari’s victory I thought by now Buhari would have made Lagos the Dubai of Nigeria or probably by now the Lagos International Airport would have been upgraded to world-class or maybe the Apapa issue would have become a thing of the past…Abegiiii make unah leave yansh where im dey ooooo. If not shit go scatter for ground!

      • So oju abe niko

        I hate it when I have to defend Tinubu because I don’t like him. Why should Tinubu bury his head in shame? He wanted to get rid of PDP, just as many people, and Buhari was the vehicle to do it. The celebration was for the exit of PDP. And the revelations of PDP misdeeds so far more than justify getting rid of them, despite the fact that the current government is flunking badly on many fronts. Come 2019, we will deal with that situation again. And you celebrated Jonathan’s victory too (and we SW voted massively for Jonathan too by the way), and he promised you the 2nd naija bridge – where is that now?

    • Dele Awogbeoba

      Whilst I agree that this is disgraceful, The former COAS from the SE also carried out a tribally based recruitment for the army just 3 years ago as did Uzoma carry out a similar exercise for the immigration service around about the same time. This type of tribalistic behaviour must be called out for what it is.

      • Senator D

        Jonathan revised Rose Uzoma’s recruitment under Comrade Amma Boro and Gen Ihejirika’s recruitment was revised by General Buratai… What are you saying? If it was right why are they repeating it? Infact one reason Ihenacho was removed as minister by Jonathan was NEPOTISM despite the cries from the South East against Jonathan’s decision…

        • Dele Awogbeoba

          ihekirika’s recruitment was not revised by BURUTAI. However, Uzoma lost her job after widespread media coverage. Premium times have brought the conduct to the public fore. Hopefully, now that it is public domain, the DSS will be forced to correct matters.

          • Senator D

            All the postings of Heads of commands and brigades and sundry others by Ihejirika has been revised. And those he recruited were removed from service except for those who had long-leg…Or do you think I do not know what am saying? Including defence attaches were recalled…Or you didn’t follow the military reshuffles under Burutai? Liar like you!

          • So oju abe niko

            Based on your comment and Awogbeoba’s alone (I have no prior history of the case other than the two comments), there was no revision. What you described with respect to the army is not a revision. Ihejirika men lost their postings because Buratai wanted to install his own men, not because he was trying to correct any imbalance.

            Immigration situation is acceptable as a revision because the same government did the revision, a tacit acknowledge that the recruitment was unfair.

          • Dele Awogbeoba

            if you are saying it was revised by a successor govt then you may be correct. We should not have to wait until Buhari leaves before this recruitment disgrace is corrected.

          • Otile

            What a senseless stooge are you?

          • Otile

            How many Igbo candidates did your master Yar’Adua recruit when he was alive? Are the fulanis more educated than Igbo for recruitment? awegbeoba, agree that you are blinded by hatred. Odale

      • Gary

        Thanks for your observation. Your everybody-does-it defence simply strengthens the argument for regional autonomy.
        I’ll have no problem if the SS or NW or any other region recruited its own peoples to Police themselves. But openly armed Fulani herdsmen are currently rampaging through my home region while Buhari’s enforcers are looking for guns in private hands.

        • vay

          That’s why buhari government has failed woefully. You claimed you are fighting corruption but isn’t it people alive that will enjoy the benefit of zero corrupt nation? Are the people gonna enjoy corrupt free country when your fulani compatriot have murder them finish? For you to dis arm murderous fulanis you are ransacking innocent homes looking for weapon that doesn’t exist

          • mubarak abdullahi

            Go and tell your fellow niger dalta militants this, they are those that engage in killing themselves

          • vay

            OK thanks I will coz killing ain’t good. It is a thing of the barbarians and we know them the barbarian people

          • mubarak abdullahi

            Thanks for accepting your title of terrorism

      • Otile

        Awogbeoloshi,
        This idiotic_man, you constantly reason through your anus. Some one from the SE recruited some people 3 years ago so Buhari is recruiting from Katsina now, so Buhari is right. What kind of_stupid reasoning is that? Idiot_have you forgotten that only a few years ago there was no Igbo man in any federal post in Nigeria. The hausa fulani yoruba corruptly barred them from occupying any post while at the same time stealing their oil to pay those hausa fulani working. This is the kind of injustice that incited the Rwanda genocide. Do you still want your brand of injustice to continue? If it must continue that way, then divide Nigeria so that SS SE will employ their citizen with their own resources.

      • Acting Citizen of Nigeria

        I hardly ever agree with your views on most discussions. But you may never know how much I respect your comments. They’re mostly points (even when they’re not always facts), but they usually make sense.

        But this you’ve written now? This is the most senseless comment I’ve read on this particular disgraceful revelation. Why would your only reaction to the fact that Buhari has handed over the running of Nigeria affairs to the people who needs to score 9/200 to gain admission into schools that the ones you cited Ihejirika/Uzoma put would need to score 128/200 to gain same admission?

        Which nation on earth hands over the running of their affairs to the worst educated people? Go to these schools, even with the 9/200 requirement, these people that now flood the whole civil service hardly gain the admissions – the one that need to score a minimum of 128/200 still sweep all the spaces. Yet when it comes to running the nation, you play ostrich when the daft ones are placed in charge. I’m disappointed in you today.

        • PREITY

          Please ignore that chap, he is a known bigot here. so shameful he is always like that. standing logic on its head.

      • obinnna77

        It’s always about the Igbo bogeyman isn’t it, Igbophobe?

  • Senator D

    Is it not said, “From the odour of fart (mess) you know the taste of shit”? From inception Bubu has been a Nepotistic and ethnocentric bigot! How do we expect anything less from any recruitment process in Nigeria under him? Abeg barman give me one larger beer there, make I cool my temper!

  • Ola

    The reason for the alleged lopsidedness could not be criticized simply because we are not privy to the selection process. It could be to balance up the already existed shortfall in geopolitical representation.

    • Senator D

      You are 100% correct. That is exactly what happened in the police, immigration (replacement), CBN, NNPC and Civil defence recruitment… It was based on refilling the shortfall in geopolitical representation.. Very intelligent of you… I concur jare… Oya, Iya Bolanle where is my Amala and Gbigiri Soup?

      • KBE

        You didn’t remember EWEDU.

        • Senator D

          I’ll add that now… About to start the work in dismantling the heavily loaded Amala and Egunfe!

      • Eli Cohen

        These ain’t jokes.

    • KBE

      Yes ethnic balancing. Sai baba don’t mind the wailers.

      • O’ Jose

        @disqus_GzuPNcXWMN:disqus

        ……….My people……it’s not looking good O……Buhari is losing goodwill……
        ….more than he’s gaining it…..and now, after 23 months…..he has negatives ……
        ….numbering enough to write a book……….from his blunders overseas…..to this….
        ………….huge suspicion… that he’s just another Fulani Islamist hegemonist and northern…
        ……tribalist but that’s a smelly body odor to carry around…….if it includes jumping……
        …………the window of parliament to forge appropriation bills……and winking at the….
        …………….genocide of Shiite Muslims… …..as well as the murders committed………….
        ……………………………daily by the mad and maddening Fulani herdsmen……….

      • Eli Cohen

        “Until there is no longer, first class and second citizen of any nation,until the basic human right is equally guaranteed to all without regard to race…………….”Bob Marley.

    • Pointsblank

      @disqus_37tUayk10K:disqus

      Nothing can ever justify the most illiterate state taking the most of federal jobs; except TRIBALISM.
      Education shouldn’t be used for sterile analysis of bogus nonsense – tribalism has no other alias!

    • paul irumundomon

      What a response that is why Nigeria remains where she is at, and for ever

    • Eli Cohen

      English,how much of maths do you know? Wise up my brother,open your eyes.

  • KBE

    Tinubu must be happy now. Used and dumped. Kaduna 24, Kwara 13 Lagos 7, meaning El Ruffian and Swaraki are still ahead of Tinubu in APC.

    • Senator D

      It’s Tinubu today. Rotimi Amaechi is next with all those who sold their people for a cold porridge…

    • Gary

      Tinubu used and dumped ke? The Capo of Lagos is quite content building his business empire to become the Aliko Dangote of the Yoruba nation. Which is really all he cares about for now until Buhari passes away.
      He got himself oil-lifting contracts for his yeoman’s efforts in selling Fulani supremacists to his people.

      Mr. Tinubu has no problems whatsoever with the current state of the country. Like Buhari, he and his extended family are doing just fine, thank you.

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    • Eli Cohen

      Wetin you dey promote, we dey talk serious issue you dey promote. Na 419

      • NwaIgbo

        True my broda!

  • Senator D

    Tell me what more is corruption when billions are budgeted for state house clinic yet the President cannot cure an ear infection in the state house clinic he had to go to London to fix his ear problem? Tell me what more is corruption when the Hospitals in Nigeria do not have qualified doctor to treat a man who claims he’s a patriotic Nigerian when he is NOT patriotic enough to get treatment at home? Tell me what more is corruption when all his kids and grand-kids school in London…? From his claim that he’ll encourage made-in-Nigeria against made-in-China yet he wears foreign goods; drives foreign cars and nothing in Aso Rock that he uses is made in Nigeria from the Tooth-pick to his toothpaste!

    • vay

      He uses close up…is close up not made in Nigeria no more? Lol

      • Senator D

        Yes, it’s chewing stick he uses… I saw close up in his bathroom in London too… You are 100% kworrekt…

    • Flashflood

      @austine007:disqus

      It does not matter how many Katsina state people are loaded into SSS at the expense of all other states.
      Please help us tell those who stole and robbed the treasury and stole away billions of Naira and millions
      of dollars to make it impossible for honest people to live in peace that Boko Haram and Ijaw militants are
      the children of anger. The day of vengeance has not come yet.

      The rage of those children of anger is childish and unfocused on the real enemies of the people.
      Coming next is the anger of the children of vengeance who will shed the blood of treasury thieves
      and wipe out the families of all treasury thieves, to spill their blood on the streets and water the tree
      of freedom from thieves in Nigeria for the first time.

      Tell the rogue governors, alert the rogue Ministers that there will be no immunity for any treasury thief
      on the day of rage. No Minister, Governor or head of state will too important to beat up and strip naked
      on the street for the bonfires on the street on the day of rage – both they and their wives and children.

      • Senator D

        When will that day be? When? God please we need an answer!

        • Koku

          @austine007:disqus

          IT IS NOT ONLY BUHARI THAT IS SICK, THE NIGERIANS WHO ELECTED A PRIMARY SIX

          HOLDER TO COME AND BRING ‘CHANGE’ TO NIGERIA ARE SICK TOO. THAT’S THE ISSUE.

      • NwaIgbo

        Support!

  • bola

    This got me off balance and i ask myself, why should something like this happen in an administration that is committed to fighting corruption. Or is this not form of corruption? Im sure now that the DSS boss, Lawal Daura doesnt mean well for Nigeria as a whole but for the Northern part. We know his role in the Magu’s confirmation process with the senate. God will show him the way out soon. this should not be swept under the carpet as i will also publicize it on my facebook page, God bless Nigeria

    • Senator D

      It’s not been swept under the carpet it’s been kept on the table for all to see. What would they hide it for? Who are you and what can you do? When the Senate can’t even order the Customs CG to wear uniform what can they do? They are useless thieves without morals and etiquette so they lack the temerity to checkmate the recklessness of the executive!

    • vay

      Not only your Facebook page,your group chat,twitter ect…… All has to notice this evil practice

  • Senator D

    The Senators are useless. The house hopeless. They have no balls because they’ve all put their hands-in-the-cookie-jar and have been caught pants down… How can they have the audacity to fight these executive recklessness? Abeg jare where is Mama Iyabo’s Amala joint…?

  • Tutee

    Like babachir, director sss must go… This is high level kwarapshen.

  • Eli Cohen

    Can there be any corruption more than this? Where is the justice and equity promised? This is the breeder of militancy,agitations and secession.

  • www.electionoffenders.ng

    Look at the leadership across tribes, across regions across states, all around the country..

    You cant find one single man who you can swear on your life is incorruptible.

    All around us, men in their 70s,80s who are still stealing billions, building 40 room palaces and fighting for power. Men so old they could die any moment.

    You cant find one single leader who will lay his life down for his people and would rather die than do the wrong thing.

    All around us, leading the country, leading the senate, leading the house of rep, leading the ministries and parastatals; All Men with empty minds and and empty souls all around us. Men with no vision, no compassion and no dreams.

    How can this country go anywhere with such men of low morals and intellectual capacity? How.

    I grew weak with each day and with each breaking news of crime, injustice and betrayal of trust.

  • paul irumundomon

    This is the type of damage, he has brought to nigeria since he came back to be elected president. Very soon, one of his daughters, is going to be the spokes person of aso rock. He does not care the response of nigerians. Buhari is a divide and a very bias man, that is what he is at best for. How many from katsina, have a college degree, and how many from kaduna went all the way to SSS 3.
    This is not different from every northerners he employed, against every other nigerians, but the responds should not just be statements, Nigerians need to be on the streets, this man is selling every southerner away. The next twenty years, all these employment, 89% northerners, are all going to be the head of this sss, that does not know what they are doing.
    WHAT IS THE POPULATION OF KATSINA?

    • aboki

      Premium time should have gotten the work force of DSS on state basis in existence and the disparities can be observed.
      The Premium time are only economical with truth on DSS lopsided on recent appointments.
      When discovery on looted funds is reported you hardly see these noise makers comment because it’s not an issue of concern.
      When CORRUPT JUDGES are being search and charged to courts across Nigeria these so-called activities are mute.
      When World Bank revealed that Nigerian Economy is getting out of RECESSION the NOISE MAKERS are unhappy.
      When Nigerian ARM FORCES are having edged over the Insurgency as more Nigerians are going back to villages and towns across NE its sad to these noise makers.
      When our Governors are not performing despite the enormous in terms of Monthly Allocation from Federation Account and BAIL OUT FUNDS ALLOCATED TO them.
      Nigerian Youth should please wake up and see the road clearly.
      Nigeria we hail thee!

    • Fair guy

      In 2013 Cross River had 45, Imo 45 and Akwa Ibom 50 cadets recruited while many states in the North had only 3

      • Fair Guy

        Don’t just say what you do not know. Ita Ekpeyoung recruited cadets yearly for five years and Cross Rivers was always having 45-50, Imo 45, Akwa Ibom 50 while each state in the North was always giving only 3-5 cadets. What a disproportionate recruitment during Ita Ekpenyoung. I think Daura did it to balance the equation.

      • Otile

        Where did you get this bogus figure? I thought Muslims claim not to be lairs.

      • aboki

        Don’t mind those WAILING WAILERS they are SHAMELESS PEOPLE and ungrateful PEOPLE.
        We know THEM by their CHARACTERS they live in the NORTH with their PARENTS only to be mischievous and abusive to the NORTH.
        They claimed to be Jews so don’t be intimidated by uncultured people!

      • paul irumundomon

        Did you forget get to name, how many katsina and kaduna got then, or it was not necessary.

  • marc umeh

    They call people names when they agitate for restructuring or Biafra.
    But this type of eyesore will persist with the current arrangement. The domination and discrimination is embeded in the system. The underachievers will stay on top.

    • Haba mallam

      So what’s your achievements mr overachiever?

      • Otile

        Stinking desert donkey,
        What is yours? Just being ISIS agent.
        Parasite banza

      • abodes_124

        Check scores for entry into ‘unity’ secondary schools and JAMB scores

  • Lanre

    Why is this news? Obasanjo and Tinubu will tell you how we Yorubas have to be patriotic. The Igbos are decamping to APC because they don’t want the Yorubas to “enjoy” alone. How educated people can be governed by Cattle Herders. The Story of Nigeria.

    • PREITY

      LOL! Kai lanre i just tire for the educated south, see the way my people politicians are decamping to APC is the most annoying to me .

      • Gary

        The icing on the cake is when James Ibori will formally declare for APC with his minions who run Delta State.
        They are saving that until closer to 2019 since they need money from a Niger Delta state and they have been unable to dislodge Nyesom Wike in Rivers State, their favorite ATM for national elections.

        The fix is in to give Ibori a soft landing and allow him back into politics on the condition that he delivers his political machine in Delta State to the APC.

        That is the game plan and why the APC party bigwigs don’t seem bothered about their woeful record or public opinion. They have INEC, law enforcement and Delta State funds all lined up for 2019. The Nigerian people can go jump into the lagoon. As they have.

      • abodes_124

        unfortunately politicians arrogate themselves the title of leaders. they are usually mostly the thieves in Igbo society

    • Guest

      What the south east region lacks in strategic leadership patience, the arewa political class posses it. While the SE is busy playing checkers, the north are strategically playing chess. Don’t blame the arewa region for superior strategy….checkmate!

      • Otile

        Be honest with yourself, with all the resources of SE SS channeled to the North are the Northern populace not worse off than those of SE SS? Of what value is the so called Northern strategic leadership to the hungry, disease-ridden Northers? Open your eyes and see reality, ogbeni.

        • Guest

          Structure Mr. Otile, Political structure that falls in line and respects elders…hundreds of years practicing consensus building within the rank, perfected by time. “Hungry, disease-ridden” you say? But the arewa region has the combined significant things south east want, political influence and power from the center.
          My respect for hardworking southeast merchants, entrepreneurs…. doing their things, while southeast region was playing with Monopoly money, the arewas were playing with real money…naira ni, British pound sterling ni,….

        • abodes_124

          they do not care as long as they are in charge of all federal government structures.

    • abodes_124

      Yes we think the North is dumb but the have outplayed the south over and over again since independence to hold on to the reigns of power whenever there has been a democratic dispensation.

  • Haba mallam

    Obasanjo enlisted Yorubas to the SSS disproportionately, Jonathan enlisted his people disproportionately and created the disproportionality that is now address, let’s see the complete list of SSS employees Bayelsa has the highest, PT should be fair in their reporting, use the source you use to get the complete employee listing instead publishing just a piece.

    • logmein2nite

      Sharrrrp Fooolani man. Publish your list and shut up your nepotistic gworo mouth. Is it hidden knowledge that Bokohari is operating a “5/97%” policy, whereever he got that arithmatic from.

    • vay

      Who dey talk, do you think this forum is for slaughtering people?

      • Haba Mallam

        Na papa dey talk

        • vay

          Ooooo you disappointed me,I expect you to tell me exactly who you are,”a cow” and not being sarcastic. You can’t be my papa except you are a ghost. What am telling you is simple……. Go to address your murderers relatives and companions before you come to this forum.

    • Otile

      Donkey,
      How much does the North contribute to the coffer? Parasites banza.

    • Ayinde

      Lair, obviously lairing is in the blood of all buhari and his supporters. I wonder what sort of INTEGRITY he is said to posses? integrity my foot.

  • Romberg

    I expect APC’s Buharimaniacs to say anything in his defence and I expect another screaming headline propaganda anytime soon so media attention could be taken away from this injustice. Expect those morons to say Katsinans are born investigators or that the new recruits are the best Buhari could trust or that Buhari is trying to right past wrongs done to his state as if states like Akwa Ibom don’t deserve the avengement of their course too.

    Corrupt nepotism and irredentism have remained the hallmark of Buhari’s legacy. I have had to the conclusion that he is as corrupt as the rest of us. Someone who could not make simple executive decisions correctly is as corrupt as those who did the wrong things deliberately.

    • Fair Guy

      Ita recruited cadets yearly for five years and Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo states used to have 45-50 candidates while each State in the North was perpetually given just 3-5 candidates. It was a disproportionate recruitment exercise with the North at the receiving end. Daura is only trying to balance the equation. In fact, Daura was so lenient sef. each state in the North is supposed to have not less than 30 in order to balance the imbalance created by Ita Ekpeyoung.

      • Otile

        dele awogbeoba,
        Stop peddling these lie. The fact that you moonlight for ISIS does not make you credible to knowledgeable people. Again, stop changing your moniker with every lie you tell. Odale

  • Curseless

    Is the government that is already lob sidedly over populated by the northerners now saying that the so called federal character no longer exist. While I’m not really in support of federal character aberration over competency, yet we need to point out that it is the same north that watered down education standard to accommodate their own people. This ethnocentric behavior have to stop because if we do a clean national census of “human beings” I’m sure the south will be more than the north population wise. The system has been rigged to favor the north for too long if we want to be truthful to one another. The southerners are also their own worst enemie in that they will sell their soul for a dime. While I’m a strong supporter one indivisible Nigeria nation where hard work and ingenuity reigns, I also get pissed off with blatant insensitivity being perpetrated by our brothers from the north. Born to rule is a fatal miscalculation?

  • ola

    Well, it appears from the lists that most of the Northern candidates particularly Kastina State aced their entrance exam more than their Southern counterparts. lol… What a pity! Abeg can someone compare the statistic of candidates from Bayelsa State that were recruited into DSS during Ex President Jonathan’s administration 6 years in office with the current recruitment from Kastina State? Please find out!!!!!

    • Frank Bassey

      You help us. If GEJ had done this, Lai Mohammed would have pulled down the sky. God Bless P/Times

    • Rominiyis

      No need. We knew Jonathan did many things wrong and he was voted out. Should Buhari also do the same or what was the basis for the question? Sense of justice should not clouded by ubiquitous defense. Two wrongs does not make a right

      • emmanuel

        You are a demented case, Jonathan NEVER got involved in these Buharis stu*idity and crass arrogance. Only f**ls like you would speak of this gross insensitivity as a virtue.
        Must foolanis think like animals?
        Jonathan could not have acted this stu*id without Yoruba and Foolani pulling down Nigeria? Instead he conceeded everything to you insatiable and confused gluttons.
        Go check how the Civil service recruitment where don to the detriment of his people

    • Agent@

      Gbam!

  • Law

    Yet someone indulgingly in self deceit claims Nigeria is a Federation because it pleases his whims and caprice. Tell that to the marines.

  • Otile

    Where is Osibande, what is he doing, does he not have any balls? He should show himself and oppose this injustice coming from Daura. This is why I still like VP Atiku Abubakar, he and Governor Fayose are the only detribalized leaders active in Nigeria today. Imam Buhari is hopeless.

    • Adele Uhuru

      Balls you said ? He is a door stopper and nothing more- also in Tinubus quest for self grandeur he has sold Nigeria to the cruel and maligned North. We are in for a rough ride for the next 10 to 20 years; the Nigerian progression in positivism has be reset to Negativism propelled by the Murderous uneducated North catalyze by selfish morons of the likes of Tinubu, hopefully praying for an opportunity to realize their Faustian intention which is and will be nothing but an illusion.

      • Guest

        Make your point without coming across like a bitter fellow.

        • Adele Uhuru

          You are funny my point is quite clear- bitter or not- ” selfishness and pride goes before great a fall” as they say ?

        • vay

          The best answer to fools is to silent…. So that echo of their voices can intoxicate them to think of themselves as wise. Plus ignore

        • vay

          The best answer to nitwits is to be silent. So that echo of their voices will intoxicate them to think of themselves been wise but so doing they remain nitwits forever. Pls ignore them

  • buharrizona

    Premium Times, your report did not answer a critical question on my mind: You did not tell us whether or not Katsina’s slots in the agency’s staff roll were filled before the latest recruitment. It’s possible they did it that way to balance possible shortfall. Please check.

    • Otile

      How much does Katsina state contribute to the federal coffer? How much are they taking away from the coffer?

      • Adele Uhuru

        Sensible question, but they wont honor your inquiry with an honest response

        • Otile

          God bless you my brother. As always they would rather attack me for saying the truth.

          • Adele Uhuru

            Stay blessed also- Know that They reside in vile lies and violence

          • Otile

            Thus they will also reap violence and disorder in their lives.

          • Adele Uhuru

            Truth be said –

    • Adele Uhuru

      None sense – same conjectures that the British left us with and the Northern morons has gradually and constantly pushed to keep on stealing the wealth of their neighbors under the pretense of quota- enough of these nonsense let the best rise to the top not some northern half-baked moron that feels arrogantly entitled !!!!

    • Frank Bassey

      You go and find out — then come and tell us;

    • New Nigerian

      This echoes my thoughts – Lazy, red-meat, journalism from PT really. Context (Total picture is missing)

      • abodes_124

        Help us please with context in relation to factual details they have published. it was not an opinion piece.

        • New Nigerian

          Calling it a “Scandal” is opinion which is not backed up with the factual details provided.

        • New Nigerian

          And who are the “us”?

  • Adele Uhuru

    This same scenario played out in the employment process at the Central Bank also couple of months back…….

  • joelaw

    The north appears to wanting to play a catch up game, except, this is a wrong way to do it. There must be massive mobilization of young people of northern origin to key in to education, right from the primary level. The incentive for hard nosed academic pursuit is not there as northern candidates find places in northern schools with grades far below that of the south, speaking generally. Im certain if a standard exam had been conducted for the recruitment and candidates were chosen on merit, the hologram will be different. I do support given chance to the north, but not with reckless abandon like this. The north should heed the advice of his excellency, Emir Sanusi of Kano before it too late.

    • Gary

      Why should we all be so obsessed with sharing the national cake and positions at the federal level?
      Why don’t we all look inwards to bake our cakes at home and not have to fight each other who gets what and why?

      If we had six regions each recruiting its own Police force, would any ask why one region chooses to have a primary or secondary school certificate as minimum entry requirements while another chooses to recruit only graduates?

      Would we not all be better off managing our own affairs? If you want Sharia and to marry little girls at 14, good for you.
      In my region, our little girls will go to school and cannot get married until 18 or 21 and finish high school. We have no problems with our women wearing leggings, being seen in public and drinking beer if they so choose.

      Why must we insist on centralizing everything and then fighting over who gets to control the resources and destiny of others in the name of national unity?

      It’s time to stop pointing fingers and bellyaching over these recurring issues. We the people have to run our governments and not have the governments run us.
      We did it before before Major Nzeogwu and others put us into this mess. All in the name of fighting corruption in the First Republic. The same corruption Buhari claims to be fighting while stacking the deck in favor of his own people.
      One thing I agree with Charly Boy: Our Mumu Don Do (OMDD).

      • joelaw

        Well spoken, right on the money. This however may not happen with rogue politicians around , they love the center because that is where they can maximize looting doing nothing.

      • gaskiya

        This is the finest contribution on the subject matter. I pray we get to take this very needful action (restructuring the contraption-Nigeria) before it is too late.

  • MC

    Someday, I hope, the south west shall stop their cowardice and dance of death with Fulani’s; i.e. if their hatred of Igbos would let them. Until then, it’s gonna be the North fucking other regions up as they wish.

    • Otile

      Please drum this to the ears of your friend @tundemash. See that he is missing from such hot topic despite the fact that he is very loquacious.

      • MC

        He ain’t my friend! Don’t like that chap @ all!

    • New Nigerian

      And Dan Etete made away with $1.1billion of ALL Nigerian money while ensuring that Jonathan got bribed with approx $500 million…Niger Deltans no less, you got nothing from that (or did you) and you come here and sing corny man die corny man bury am. yeye dey smell!

      • MC

        Your point?

  • Arise O Compatriot!

    Unacceptable!!!! Gbam! Next!

  • Frank Bassey

    The National Assembly should wade into this matter, cancel the recruitment exercise and order for a fresh one. This was the major reason PMB wanted the Presidency. Corruption fight is a hoax.

    • amazing2012

      Please which village are you from ?

  • Otile

    This corrupt recruitment is bad news for Yoruba people who defend Buhari’s tribalism. The fact that Mohamed Buhari continues to give them some cuts does not mean that Yoruba people should blindly say yes to every injustice Buhari does to people.

    • vay

      So which Yoruba do you see, blindly supporting injustice done to people? Common

      • Otile

        So you are happy the way Imam Buhari is treating SS SE shabbily.

        • vay

          I can’t afford to see an animal been treated badly talkless of human being like me.

    • amazing2012

      Yorubas are wise, educated and have foresight. The Yorubas will produce the next president, leaving your people to continue drinking sepele water until the end of the world.

      • Gary

        And with the Presidency, Yorubaland will flow with milk and honey. Just like happened after eight years of OBJ who transformed Abeokuta into Dubai.

        Keep drinking the Kool-Aid sold to you by Tinubu and others while they drink champagne on their private jets.

        • amazing2012

          It is stil good at least part of Nigeria is “transformed” to Dubai !

          • Otile

            dele,
            Which state in the SW are you from, have you been to Abeokuta lately? You are slow to understand his pun.

      • Otile

        dele awogbeoba,
        Verily, verily I say unto you, you Yorubas don’t know what you are missing by not allowing Nigeria to break up. The average Yoruba will be better off if left free from Fulani pestilence. We in SS SE have learned our lesson long time ago only that Yorubas are dragging us to this union because of the cut you are getting from Fulanis.

        • amazing2012

          What is your problem ? Go and leave you want to stay !

          • Otile

            dele,
            It is not ease for us to leave, if we try you initiate another genocide out of greed.

          • amazing2012

            …what is difficult ? The road is free, leave now !

          • Otile

            It is not easy, we don’t want to suffer another genocide from parasites.

          • abodes_124

            Check with Burratai to find out if the road is free. he is licking his chops waiting fro any excuse for murder and mayhem.

      • abodes_124

        this is Yoruba ‘smartness’ . That is the story the ‘dumb’ Fulani sold you and you bought it and supporedt them Wait until 2019 and they will sell you another story and you will swallow and support them again.. You Yorubas are indeed clever. There is something called being too clever by half.

  • Danny Edeke

    Nigeria’s problem has always been inequitable distribution of justice, power and natural resources. So pathetic.

  • Bolarite

    … time is right for southern agenda ooo.

  • Intrepid

    This is corruption in the most inhuman form. Let’s split! One Nigeria is a lie.

    • abodes_124

      You dey craze?. how can Buhari and the APC ever be corrupt. Only PDP members and /or Igbos can be.

  • front man

    We all say no to corruption

  • front man

    Good people of Nigeria has agreed to fight corruption out of Nigeria

  • front man

    Good people of Nigeria has agreed to fight corruption out of Nigeria.

  • C3kwe

    No wonder the South Easterners want to leave nigeria. How can one justify this blatant injustice?

  • ABEL IKE

    POLITICAL OFFICE OCCUPATION AND SOCIETAL / HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – CASE OF NORTHERN NIGERIA
    *99% of beggars in Nigeria – North
    *The Poorest states in Nigeria -North
    *Educationally disadvantage states- North
    *Backward areas in Nigeria – North.
    *Religious fanaticism/unrest in Nigeria – North
    *Least contribution to Nigeria’s GDP – North
    *Early Girl child marriage in Nigeria – North
    *Menace of ethnic group against others – Fulani North
    * etc etc

    Yet
    *90% of Nigeria past president/Head of state -North.
    ✳ President -North.
    ✳ Senate President -North
    ✳ Speaker House of Reps – North.
    ✳ SGF -North
    * Chief of Staff – North.
    ✳ Head of Service – North.
    ✳ INEC Chairman – North.
    ✳ President Court of Appeal – North.
    ✳ EFCC Chairman – North.
    ✳ President Federal high court – North.
    ✳ National Security Adviser – North.
    ✳ Chief of Army Staff – North.
    ✳ Chief of Air Staff – North.
    ✳ Controller, Customs Service – North.
    ✳ Defence Minister-North.
    ✳ MD Port Authority- North.
    ✳ MD NDIC – North
    ✳ Controller Prison Services – North.
    *Controller of Immigration -North.
    *Controller of Fire Service North.
    *Highest looter North.
    ✳ Richest man in Africa – North.
    ✳ 85% of Petroleum Marketers in Nigeria – Northerners.
    ✳ 80% of Oil Block Owners in Nigeria – Northerners.
    by Anonymous

    • amazing2012

      Yea because you are cursed !

      • Otile

        He can he be cursed, he is not from the North where hunger and disease is the order of the day?

        • amazing2012

          …and lead you and have the richest man !

          • ABEL IKE

            richest man not men ? hahahahaha rankadede 1 in 100 million ?

          • amazing2012

            You know very well that the north has richest people the other part of the country. At least if for nothing, for leading the country since from independence. Thereby have the opportunity of legitimacy to acquire their wages and opportunities.

    • Dr

      What the current DGSS, did in the said recruitment exercise, if true, represents only a fraction of what the former DG, Ita Ekpeyong did in 2011, 2012,2013,2014 and 2015. For five consecutive years, the SS and SE were highly favored, with Akwa Ibom and Cross River States along having a total number of recruits more than the NW and NE put together, followed by the SW which was considered bcs Ita’s wife is Yoruba.

      • Dr

        Not only that, ITA employed young men and women from the SE and SS with third class and pass degrees, against the standard of a minimum of 2:2.Besides, he introduced something that was completely alien to the Service, REPLACEMENT. He secretely employed a large number of young men and women from Akwa Ibom and Cross River States who immediately commenced work with out basic training, this is aside the lopsided employment in favor of the SE and SS during general recruitments

        • Dr

          One of the young we employed without training is a boy, widely believed to be his illegimate son called Mr J and currently serving in Abuja. The former DGSS used service funds and purchased a duplex for the boy in a high brow area in Abuja

          • Dr

            So, if the above story is anything to go by, the DGSS has a lot to do to make up the damage done the North by his predecessor

          • abodes_124

            Oh yes. not only must new intake be from the North , there should be mass sacking of those from the south as they did in the top echelon of the Armed services. We do not want enemy agents in our security structure amongst other things.

          • abodes_124

            …..and also married a wife for him we understand and wnt on tio buy the bed they slapt on. Chai EFCC should go and arrest them all oh.

        • onyema22ohaka

          Idiocy and moronic imbecility on the prowl!

      • Agent@

        Same for Aviation sector, immigration and Civil service during GEJ’s sector

        • abodes_124

          …and the army, the police, the herdsmen association, boko haram – please give us the figures. insinuation is not enough

      • abodes_124

        PLEASE HELP US PUBLISH THE RECRUITMENT FIGURES FOR SOME OR ALL OF THE YEARS YOU HAVE MENTIONED. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE FACTS DO NOT COME HERE TO ALLEGE.

  • ABEL IKE

    “The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate from our great-grand father Othoman Dan Fodio. We must RUTHLESSLY prevent a change of power. We must use the minorities of the North as willing tools, and the South as conquered territories and never allow them to have control of their future”
    by Sardauna on October 12, 1960

    • amazing2012

      What is wrong with the statement ?

      • Otile

        dele awogbeoba,
        It is a parasitic statement, parasitism is wrong.

      • abodes_124

        Nothing really. It is the truth. this is what northern leaders eschew and practice. Given where it has placed them after 56 years this policy continues to drive them – backwards.

  • Franklin

    I will hear someone sell to the gullible in the south ‘oh there is how it works…next recruitment will address shortfalls in perceived states’ The truth is that tomorrows leadership in that sector has been strategically planted for commissioning. after all they say power belongs to them. This serves our Southern Politicians a lesson especially erstwhile President GEJ. Another truth is that such imbalance is well intended right from inception of the Nigeria structure cum constitution. The only answer to this would be restructuring or Break away separation.

    • Gary

      Just like the Judiciary was structured to provide the least qualified CJNs for 25 years from the North.
      Until we had to beg and agitate for Justice Onnoghen to gain confirmation after they did everything they could to block him.

    • medfield.

  • Okokondem

    Any mention of restructuring Nigeria into regional, autonomous and pragmatic constituencies or federated states automatically offends the sensibilities of the Yorubas as evidenced in some of the views shared here, why? Because that would fulfill the Igbo’s original attempt to secede, and the Yorubas are entrenched in their opposition to Igbo secession. Their recent political alignment that resulted in the formation of APC is not unconnected to that sworn opposition to the Igbos.

    It’s no secret Buhari’s agenda remains that same old northern philosophy of consolidation of power in the north. The important question remains how much are the Yorubas prepared to sacrifice in order to maintain their intractable Igbo opposition? Clearly the current arrangement under APC has not yielded them benefits commensurate to their efforts and contributions to the party. Are they willing to settle for less, or be taken for granted in their northern alliance so long as it satisfies their Igbo agenda? Is this a case of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend?’ Time will tell.

    • Chiedu7

      If you research you’d find out that the cry to restructure nigeria is gaining ground in the west too.

      Nigeria as an entity is on it’s last legs.

      And the best asset IPOB has is actually Buhari.

  • Djong22

    I thought Yorubas were wise.. Look at where their wisdom took them to… Tinubu, OBJ and coy sold their souls to the devil.. This is just the beginning…. I hope they will retract their steps now and it is obviously telling them that we used you people to get what we want. One Nigeria my foot!!!!

    • Iragbijiile Grant

      Govt job doesn’t pay that much.Yoruba don’t like to work for peanut. Make it big or stay home.

    • abodes_124

      Yorubas are too clever for their own good. just wait for one them to come with some sophisticasted defence of this exercise. By the way has Lai spoken on thiss.

  • Luther Jens-Uwe Nigeria Lagos

    I don’t think it represents what a problem the DSS and or the SSS
    goes on.
    We can quite five some and the remaining forces to the
    Special forces and special forces move to a maximum security
    and operational capability in the elucidation of crime to grant

    • abodes_124

      ?????? help some one. My English is not very good

  • Is it not clear that nepotism and tribalism is terrible corruption. Do you notice that though North was generally treated better than South, the most corruptly enriched are the Fulani-dominant areas?

    • Otile

      Which one is good corruption and which is terrible corruption? You cannot rob Peter to pay Paul and tell yourself that naked tribalism is good corruption. The way you islamists twist the truth is terrible.

  • abbadd

    The Igbos are not Nigerians but BIAFRANS we cant integrate them into our security forces without proper checks, doing this they will infiltrate Nigeria and run it down this explains the low number of candidates from the south -East. When the Igbo’s realise they are Nigerians we will integrate them. For now most of them are ENEMY OF THE STATE

    • Iragbijiile Grant

      I agree; Yibos might constitute the deep state, making govt difficult to run.

      • kennotti

        do you need glasses to read? what offence did cross river and bayelsa commit?

        • Otile

          Don’t be deceived by their lies, as far as they are concerned anyone from SS SE is Igbo. They know what they are doing, and they treat all from SS SE the same.

          • Aguluzigbo

            Hmm…
            But you want the SS oil to run your Nigerian government and its agencies, but have to relegate them in recruitment…….???
            What a contradiction…
            For you, it’s ok for SS and SE to remain your slaves for your better life…
            Like it or not….this zoo must fall.

    • abodes_124

      And the south west states ?. Oh yes you will say they are slaves and so are treated like slaves.

  • ijelejames

    This is tribalism at its best. Buhari and this govt have failed. Shame on all of you!

  • Iragbijiile Grant

    They cheated Yibos, too bad. This is another reason why I support Biafra for Yibos.

    • Otile

      Don’t cry for them cry for your treacherous Yoro tribesmen. Amidst the humongous cheating how have your masters in the core North fared? There are still lepers in their soil, beggars outnumber people in Cameroon, crebro-spinal meningitis have come back to finish off some counties there. What are you proud of? Rejoice, they cheated Igbo badly my foot.

      • Fatah1

        What u people are ranting about it obviously shows that u are all bunch of fools and ignorance that u cannot even ask questions when issues of recruitment came out like this b4 conclusion, according to federal character its clearly shows that Northerner’s have been shortchange in terms of recruitment during leadership of corrupt Jonathan but u were silent when Gej was shortchanging Northerners. Northerners take patient woo bcos God ordained to live with selfish animals called southerners.

    • abodes_124

      Imo state is a ‘ yibo’ state. It is also an APC state. This obviously has not given them any preferential treatment.

  • New Nigerian

    This lack context. Much ado about nothing really unless and until the total picture which includes total number of current/existing DSS personnel from every state (prior to this exercise) is provided. PT should stop lazy journalism and if it is
    about federal character, the overall picture need to be looked at – you optimize based on a whole not a part.

    • Gary

      Nonsense. If that were the case, the Presidency would have adduced the evidence in its cowardly and wishy-washy attempt at rebuttal.
      They could not justify the brazen act of tribalism and nobody was willing to append their name to the pitiful effort at damage control.

      • New Nigerian

        You want it to be nonsense. That does not make it so. PT calls it a “Scandal”, that turns logic on it’s head without the context – mind you most Nigerians are headline readers – go back and read the entire story and you’d see that there is no “there” there.

        • abodes_124

          Please sir give us context here. they have published figures as they are. these are facts, not conjecture not opinion.

    • Otile

      You sound like a cow from Daura. Lazy parasite.

      • New Nigerian

        You are mistaken random synapses of your brain with cognition, again. You campaigned for Jonathan staying in power inspite what was public knowledge, you Otile is part of the problem of the Nigerian common man and you are best at describing yourself as you project above

      • New Nigerian

        Otile – you are not a stranger. We have been at this together since you wanted Jonathan to be rigged in by all means necessary. I took months off after the people’s mandate was in place, thank God. Your work and public dis-service is legendary, happy to see that in this, you remain consistent.

      • New Nigerian

        You are not a stranger. We have been at this together since you wanted Jonathan to be rigged in by all means necessary. I took months off after the people’s mandate was in place, thank God. Your work and public dis-service is legendary, happy to see that in this, you remain consistent.

    • abodes_124

      so federal character principle now is not about the particular appointment to be made bot must take account of the pre existing regional ethnic balance in the institution and should then aim to redress the balance ? Well let us start with the army , the police, and the EFCC and err the ‘presidency’

      • New Nigerian

        Good point, start with the army and you’d cry blue murder – based on what Ihiejerika did and everything that happened to the armed forces during the 16 years of PDP presidency – 14 of which were by OBJ and Jonathan. Presidents choose who they comfortable with to serve them in the presidency – that happened with OBJ and Jonathan, you can’t change that now that the people voted in someone you don’t like!

  • marcos avelino

    Show us the list during jonas time it will be more skewed than this . This is only a rebalancing act

  • Check all my prior posts. I shouted myself hoarse that Buhari ones not have the capacity to rule Nigeria. He is not skilled, he is not intelligent, he is not well educated, he is not enlightened, he is so steeped in tribalism, nepotism and ethnic bigotry. He is the reason Nigeria is not progressing. He is a man that hates excellence and revels in parochialism. But then some Nigerians that should know better foisted Buhari on Nigeria with deception and lies. May his regime be short-lived.

  • Fulanis were given charge of the key government agencies and in all they have displayed tribalism and nepotism. So who says this is not the worst form of corruption since we must remain underdeveloped. In the customs, recruitment and promotion is by corruption and nepotism. In npa, immigration, police, army, dss, civil service and other government parastatals, nepotism and corruption is rife. Even cbn was forced to employ northerners without merit and advertisement.
    Why on earth did the selfish gangsters install these Fulanis?

  • abodes_124

    This is federal character plus. the principle Buhari used in his owm appointments of aides, heads of departments and agencies and service chiefs. It is the reason the northerners cry and kill for ‘power must return to the north’. If anyone has the opportunity to look at the secondary school, or jamb entry scores not to talk of their school certificate or graduation qualifications [if any] of these successful applicants against the of their rejected peers one will even be more appalled. Instead of the North encouraging their youth to study and struggle to acquire skills and knowledge they leave them with a sense of entitlement that does not encourage effort. We do of course have very bright and capable people from the North but these are people who have striven to maximise their potential because of either personal attributes or the good fortune of right thinking parents. Nigeria otherwise has suffered from the imposition of people who not got the adequate capacity to head or work in our institutions and the North has suffered even more because they continue to lag behind in all indices of development because the system has stunted ambition and hindered their progress. Give a man fish and he will return regularly to you for more fish. teach him to fish and he will learn to fish. Northern leaders you are not helping our youth. Listen to Emir Sanusi and the other enlightened leaders who care for our progress!!!!. it is the foundation that matters. The foundation.

  • SpoiltChild

    Only the most delusional believes in One Nigeria. The north has always screwed the south. The south west may have only just been realising it but it’s something the south east have always known so well

  • Psi Ciroma

    All that matters is someone who can be honest and do the job!!!

  • Wetin Naija

    Buhari just invented another form of corruption: Nepotism, Northernism, herdmentism, religious favoritism. The only one doing everything to disintegrate Nigeria is President Buhari himself. Until the South come together to speak up against Buhari’s loop sided appointments and extreme favoritism to the North, Nigeria will continue to swim in poverty. While South produces, the North consumes for free. Monkey dey work, bamboo dey chop.

    • paul irumundomon

      This is his best weapon against the south. What bother me the most is his age, I never knew at 89 some people can be this hateful.

    • okenwa

      Whàt can south do if not to blow grammar.

  • GbemigaO

    ‘Change’ indeed. Everything is now unraveling showing that it was all fake… and sheer impunity ? Amazing country !

  • emmanuel

    To the Yorubas, including Abidoye and Akinwumi who wrote this piece, what is wrong in getting the most qualified people from any part of the country, especially if they can deliver? Nonsense!
    When Buhari started his dance of shame, you all queued behind him and we warned. This is just the begining until he packs up.
    The foolanis already know that you populated everywhere with your people through some cladestine moves, so they have to reverse the trend by turning Nigeria to a follani enclave.
    Even the World would end someday, how much more the very vvolatile and fraudulent cotration called Nigeria.
    My people are at the receiving end, because they own the means to sustain Nigeria, but have no part of it.

  • emmanuel

    If it must be from the North, not a foolani again. 2019 !

  • tony t

    Tomorrow some idiots will label Tinubu a great man just the way they did to Awo for been instrumental to the civil war.Well,i pity the yorubas who conspired with the Nomad called Buhari to put Nigeria in this state.Only time will tell.

  • tony t

    I will be very disappointed if I hear any yorubaman(Pretenders)complain.

  • Taylor

    This government is the worst in history. Obama and Cameron must be blamed.

  • Mizch

    Nigerians are suffering from buhariosis.

  • Babso

    Hope the NASS will investigate this recruitment and come out with details of how we have such happening under this regime. Where are the oppositions? Where are the civil society? Where are the people who voted with the believe that things will change from the norms? Too bad if this is approved by the president.

  • Kingo Kizito

    Universal scandal! This is just one of them. For years, it has been happening in the military, in the police, in the civil service. Hence Nigeria is not growing because illiterates and non passing six are selected tribalistically into important positions where competence is required. You rarely get an Hausa police man who can speak a single correct sentence in English, yet they are the inspectors and DPOs. The mumu president started with ministerial nominees, ceding all important positions to the North. When we protested, we were told more nominations are yet to come, therefore other zones will be taken into consideration. Is this not enough to tell us that the main political agenda of the mumu president is to rub the Niger delta and feed only the north? He has come to “give to the North what he things belongs to them alone”. Is this not enough for militants to take up their guns again? This is just one of the injustices Northerners are openly perpetrating without qualms of conscience. But as the law of nemesis goes, “oppressors are never better than the oppressed” – in spite all this, the North remains underdeveloped, poor and ignorant.

  • emmanuel

    They have reverted to their fraud now that the Oil is flowing more. The only way to get Nigeria to listen is when no Oil flows.
    Osinbade went around in ususal Yoruba deceit and the SS and SE thought a Pastor was the man. A fake prophet lies in the name of God and that is what Osinbade did, knowing full well that the Oil was needed and the people were not.
    He said the IOC’s should relocate their Head Quarters to the SS and some gulible people thought he meant anything.
    But one day, all these will come to a head.
    They give birth to miscrant in the North, pack them into school unlearned and come out worse. Flood the Civil and Public service with them so they can get more of federal cash in salaries in addition to the highest they get through fake Local Government.

  • joshua

    IN YOUR FACE… A

  • joshua

    TOO MUCH COFFEE.. HAND IS SLOWER THAN MY BRAIN.. AS AMERICANS SAY… IN YOUR FACE… MEANING F…CKK EVRY ONE..I DON’T GIVE A RAT’S ASS…

  • Okonkwo

    Hausa people are making a mockery of southern Nigerians.,they believe they own this country and they can do whatever pleases them.we have to put a stop to all this nonsense and start with the restructuring of this country immediately

  • olujeda

    The continued silence of Buhari on appointments disparities as exposed will kill his second term ambition. The West is watching with close interest/ He can not succeed in taking Nigeria to the desired height with this level of disparities and sectional favouritism. He’s still harboring Kyari who has been accused of taking bribe from MTN. Now to his shame Abachir is suspended: why hasn’t he when it was still honorable for Buhari to act. Buhari is loosing steam

  • Comfortkay

    THE PRESS ARE THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC THEY SHOULD ASKED THOSE IN POWER.

  • JOHN

    This biased recruitment by the government is criminal, gross misconduct, crass incompetence and terrible insensitivity to the feelings of patriotic Nigerians and above all lack of respect for the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria. This impunity must stop now. Those who perpetuated this injustice must be dismissed and arrested while the exercise must be cancelled. Is this why Buhari appointed the northerners to head all the security agencies? Nigerians must stand up against this clear abuse of our constitution. The government should immediately begin to correct this provocative appointments in all the Federal parastatars. In less than two years, these people have destroyed everything good and noble in this country by this type of impunity. God save Nigeria from these criminals.

  • ayomi

    Why are the representatives of the short changed states not out crying loud and protesting?

    Is the secret service blackmailing them?

    Or are they content with all the monies they make being reps that they just don’t care?

    No politician from the South, be it PDP/APC has make it condition that the president stop picking northerners to head security posts.

    And the new president prevented from doing what Buhari is doing