Jonathan washes hand off arms procurement scandal

Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck  Jonathan
Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan at a forum in Washington DC, Thursday, waded into the arms procurement scandal surrounding the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, saying his government never awarded any contract in the range of $2 billion dollars.

“I did not award any $2 billion contract for procurement of weapons” Mr. Jonathan stated categorically querying, “Where did the money come from?” and repeating emphatically that “I did not award a contract of $2billion for procurement of weapons”.

A presidential investigations committee into arms procurement under the administration of President Jonathan revealed in its interim report that it found extra-budgetary spending by the Jonathan administration to the tune of N643.8 billion and an additional $2.2 billion in the foreign currency component, all managed and supervised by Sambo Dasuki, a retired army colonel.

Mr. Dasuki had said in a statement Wednesday that all contracts and accruing payments were made based on the approval of Mr. Jonathan, adding that due process and military procurement regulations were followed in all the transactions.

“Nigerians should note that all the services generated the types of equipment needed, sourced suppliers most times and after consideration by the Office of the NSA, the President will approve application for payment,” said Mr. Dasuki.

But Mr. Jonathan said he never awarded any $2billion arms contract, suggesting that the claims by the Buhari administration were false and unsubstantiated. Mr. Dasuki had also argued along that line.

The former president was speaking at an event titled: “Presidential elections and democratic consolidation in Africa: Case studies on Nigeria and Tanzania”.

The session was co-hosted by National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) with Mr. Jonathan as the sole speaker.

Mr. Jonathan touched on the contract issue after he stated that he was aware of allegations of huge sums of money that were said to be missing from the Nigerian treasury, but he claimed that some of the figures mentioned are not believable. “Sometimes, I feel sad when people mention these figures,” he added.

Speaking pointedly about his successor, President Jonathan said, “When the president (Buhari) paid official visit to the US, there were some figures that were mentioned that I don’t believe.”

He drew attention to figures like the $150billion alleged to have been stolen in previous Nigerian administrations, but Mr. Jonathan scoffed at the probability of “$150 billion American money” being missing and “Americans will not know where it is,” adding that at any rate President Buhari did not accuse his administration.

“He didn’t say my government, he said previous administrations… “$150 billion is not 150 billion Naira,” he stated, suggesting, “People play politics with very serious issues.”

The former president was equally dismissive of people who alleged that the sum of $59.8 million was misappropriated within a 12-month period while he was in office.

“In Nigeria, if you lose $59.8 million in a year, federal and state governments will not pay salaries,” he said, adding that there is no way Nigerian budget can accommodate such a loss without the country coming to a standstill.

“Of course we brought international audit teams, forensic auditors and they didn’t see that,” he said.

The former President said he does not want to join issues with the new government, “I wanted to keep away from the public for at least twelve months.”

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  • Arabakpura

    OK, it looks like there will be a Rumba dance; let’s go! Can I have a dance… Jona, it’s a rumba dance…Buhaaari! Now, it’s Dasuki’s turn… Rumba!

  • sheyman

    GEJ is obviously lying, am not surprised. Dasuki said the money was spent judiciously to purchase the said arms and was duly delivered, GEJ said no contract at all, no purchase of arms, no release of such funds to buy arms. Who is lying?

    • Factsay

      U read it two goggles?
      Two figures were mentioned. He denied the $ own. Even the writer said that both him and Dasuki said same thing.
      Sentiment wont allow ur type to read and understand

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Can this Buharimice pls read the news item that Premium Times sexed up for Buhari again? The story itself does not make sense one little bit—When rewriting a story——u do not blend it with yr personal views by adding Maggi and salt to sutit the needs of your pay masters among the Apes in APC in Abuja. Very sad development for Nigerian Journalism–Just state the facts as they are period-The 2b dollars that Buhari is even talking about is just some loose change that Jonathan seems to have given Dasuki to use as he pleases—Nonetheless it serves Dasuki who worked behind the scene to help the USA impose Buhari on Nigeria—knows why Buhari is after him inspite of the heklp he gave the rogues in APC-to enable them rig themselvwe into power.

      “I did not award any $2 billion contract for procurement of weapons” Mr. Jonathan stated categorically querying, “Where did the money come from?” and repeating emphatically that “I did not award a contract of $2billion for procurement of weapons”.

      A presidential investigations committee into arms procurement under the administration of President Jonathan revealed in its interim report that it found extra-budgetary spending by the Jonathan administration to the tune of N643.8 billion and an additional $2.2 billion in the foreign currency component, all managed and supervised by Sambo Dasuki, a retired army colonel.Unquote——Yes but from which country did Dasuki procure the siad arms worth 2b

    • Nwa_Africa

      Dasuki was the President right from the very first day he was sworn in by Jonathan…………………………………

    • kinsly

      Dasuki and JONA!

    • Mayo

      Go back and read the statements of both men.

      1) GEJ said he did not award contracts worth 2 billion dollars. He is not saying contracts were not awarded, he was talking about the amount for the contracts.

      2) Dasuki was accused of awarding several fictitious contracts and he said that was not true. He said any contract awarded followed due process.

  • DD

    “He drew attention to figures like the $150billion alleged to have been stolen in previous Nigerian administrations, but Mr. Jonathan scoffed at the probability of “$150 billion American money” being missing and “Americans will not know where it is,””

    What a moron!

    • Nwa_Africa

      Jonathan is a mistake on the rest of us for allowing him to be in Aso Rock as President for 6 years doing nothing……………………………

    • Hassan Lawal

      ……this was what the country was keeping up with all those years. ….a dumb president!

  • Analyst

    When Buhari found himself helpless and don’t know how to govern or fulfil the change he promised, either he start approving N5,000 per unemployed graduate or give free meal for kid or arrest someone or tell the world 1trillion is missing. Time shall tell.

    • MediaWatch Inc.

      @disqus_Juo0TX4F9Z:disqus

      Muhammadu Buhari has a flawed character

      Muhamadu Buhari has not got anything right since resuming office. Not even his statements – none of Buhari’s
      outlandish statements has been found true in Nigeria or overseas, not one factual assertion Buhari ever made.
      What sort of self-disgracing person is Muhammadu Buhari? He does not come across as honest to foreigners.
      Nigerians too see him as dubious as well. Within 100 days his mountain of lies have heightened to define him.
      Now, he himself was implicated in REMITA theft in September and he is now scheduled to face Senate probe.
      I have not seen anyone so dishonest in Nigeria like Muhammadu Buhari within his first 100 days in office.
      Muhammadu Buhari has a highly flawed character. Anyone in Nigeria can see that sad but obvious truth.

      • kcee

        No worry. When Buhari opens the cans of worms soon. You will say he is witch hunting. The Man is following due process and you say it is outlandish statement. We will know who sabi speak english soon.

        • Tunji Olarewaju

          All these handles written in black belong to trolls, they don’t deserve a response

      • kinsly

        Always dreaming! Wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Factsay

    Can these people publish govt account for us to see?

    Feeding us with concorted lies is not helping matrers

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Can this Buharimice pls read the news item that Premium Times sexed up for Buhari again? The story itself does not make sense one little bit—When rewriting a story——u do not blend it with yr personal views by adding Maggi and salt to suit the needs of your pay masters among the Apes in APC in Abuja. Very sad development for Nigerian Journalism–Just state the facts as they are period-The 2b dollars that Buhari is even talking about according to his wapped mind, is just some loose money that Jonathan made available to Dasuki for him to use as he pleases—Nonetheless it serves Dasuki who worked behind the back of his boss, to help the USA impose Buhari on Nigeria-RIGHT-See, it is only Dasuki who happens to come from the same Fulani tribe with Buhari, who-knows why Buhari is after him in spite of the help he gave the rogues in APC-to enable them rig themselves into power in Aso rock.Sadly for Nigerians, It has been one lie after the other by APC concerning their fake trillions of dollars that Jonathan is alleged to have stolen from the Niger Delta oil wells-belonging to their Emirs–and Sultans—–If u do not hear d Edo State governor-Adams or the rogues Buhari assembled as Ministers-claim Jonathan stole 500 trillion daily for 5 yrs, it is Obj ati Soyinka calling Jonathan a rogue-because of contracts Obj yearns 4 at out airports-for his Yoruba brothers. If not that the story will be about Gej having sex with Mrs Madueke or Ngozi at the eagle square. Yet Buhari who took over the Junior wife of late Sam Mbakwe, cannot give simple account of how he spent this years budget of 4.7trillion-with REMITA-Now he has gone to the senate to request for more money–Did the senate approve the 5b he borrowed from the world bank b4 he took the loan? Aware he did not buy one bag of cement from Dangote with this years budget–Apart from sending his wife with 60 women from the Fulani North abroad to save money stolen from Nigeria for him-Time for Buhari to go is now!

  • Lorgic

    This is vintage Jonathan, feeling perfectly comfortable donning the garb of an MORON and very conveniently acting out the script of a DOLT.
    $2 billion dollars was not a single one-off transaction but a CUMULATIVE figure of arms purchases.
    It is evident that Mr. Jonathan has made absolutely NO EFFORT to improve himself since leaving office and thus he will continue to be an object of ridicule and mockery among reasonable people.

    • OYO MEESI

      Jonathan is Nigeria’s most pronounced mistake in 16years of democracy

      • musa aliyu

        Gbam!

      • Peter

        Jonathan is the best president Nigeria has ever had. Take it or leave it. You Hausa people are not educated at all. Your janjaweed education coupled with that Hausa one-track mind is worrying you. Forget the Boko Haram ideology and get some western education.

    • King

      “$2 billion dollars was not a single one-off transaction but a CUMULATIVE figure of arms purchases”.

      Lorgic- no partisan- no bias, you used the word “cumulative” keeping in mind the arm deal probe is from 2007-2015 arms deal. my question to you is, was mr Jonathan a president of our country up until 2011? the current administration is making it look like everything became bad during Jonathan regime but President Obasanjo once said everyone in his regime was corrupt except Umur Musa Yar’ adua. my point is many Nigerians have no idea on what to believe any more.

  • Cleartruth

    Apc should stop all these lies. You don’t build a nation on lies. They claimed dasuki awarded contract at certain date but it is very clear dasuki was not even the nsa as of the date mentioned by apc. This is like a candidate getting more votes than the number of registered voters. Nigerians are tired of all these lies. Please apc should go to work, the economy is in shambles and everyone is crying .Obama inherited a bad economy in recession and turned it around. That’s what Nigerians expect from apc.
    For more than a month now I don’t have light. The worst is that I don’t even see fuel to buy to power my generator.

    • Romberg

      That is change for you. He’s messed everything up. He puts permanent secretaries in charge of ministries without any clear policies. We now know the guys are thieves too – not a single PS under GEJ was caught stealing. It’s better they are imagined as thieves but not a single one of them has been prosecuted today. Buhari open the floodgate of stealing for them. He knew they are not competent and they do not have the tenacity to lead ministries. He put them there all the same until they failed and their integrity shattered. That is bullying. He did it anyway.

      6 months on. Not a single thing has changed in this country. Things are worse. His only legacy is lies and lies and sensationalism.

      • musa aliyu

        But he inherited lies of “strong economy “. Is it any wonder that he is continuing in the same track? We voted for him to tell us your “lies”. What bugs you?

    • musa aliyu

      Who destroyed the light and nnpc, Na apc?

  • Burning spear

    Former United States President Jimmy Carter has poured encomiums on
    Nigeria’s former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, describing him
    as a symbol of democracy on the African continent.

    Carter, the 39th US President, stated this while receiving Jonathan
    yesterday at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum located
    at the Carter Center in Atlanta.

    The two former Presidents held a fruitful meeting at the carter
    Center where they held a wide-ranging discussion on global issues and
    shared views on how to promote peace, democracy and good governance in
    Africa and the world.

    Speaking on Jonathan’s time in office, Carter said: “President
    Goodluck Jonathan is the symbol of democracy in action. You set an
    example that others African leaders should follow.”

    The former American President further praised Jonathan for organizing
    a transparent election and easily conceding defeat and handing over to
    the opposition, stressing that by doing so Jonathan showed his deep
    democratic commitment.

  • bib

    This Jonathan lecture proved he was not into in control. For he agreed money was missing but not the figure being stated. He should have said how much missed. Otherwise let the courts find out.As the audit firm commissioned by him categorically said in their report that his MDAS did not cooperate with them.

  • Romberg

    Truly, ‘there was a country’. At what stage did Nigeria get to this? It’s always about who stole what. When they say the amount of money stolen, one will want to pass out. It’s like an elephant got missing in a rodent! Search 100 times, not a single soul will be caught. It means something is seriously wrong. Nigeria is the only country in the world where a suicide bomber is arrested, but there is no law to prosecute him – yet there are several arms of law making. Up till tomorrow, Buhari is all claims, all lies. It’s all media bubble, and then nothing else. He went to the US six long months ago. They made a public statement, then said they are looking for evidence. Something like – ‘you stole my car, but I am looking for evidence’, yet it’s taken me 6 months to find out what happened. Isn’t that ridiculous of a Nation – the largest economy in Africa, the 27th in the world?

    Buhari fought to be the president for 12 years. Even when his party could only win 2 out of 37 states, he thought (and still thinks) he won the elections but was manipulated out of reckoning. Only a brain dead thinks like this. He is now in power – hoping it was 1985, nothing has happened. Petrol supply is worse. Security has not improved. Economy is on its way to hell. No new job is created. Businesses are weaning. Yet it’s all some unsubstantiated news on stolen money. Somehow, he makes me think the only reason he is planlessly in government is to steal. It’s in the news that Babangida knows him too well – if feelers are right, Bihari has stolen very well previously. A thief won’t steal once. He will try to steal a few times more… Shame of a nation.

    • Lawrence Agha

      When you’re right, you’re absolutely right!

      • musa aliyu

        Love your answer to the maggot

    • Xyz

      God bless the womb that carried you for 21 months. You are very intelligent my man.

  • Nwa_Africa

    Dear Jonathan,

    You are indeed right, that “In Nigeria, if you lose $59.8 million in a year, federal and state governments will not pay salaries,” he said, adding that there is no way Nigerian budget can accommodate such a loss without the country coming to a standstill………………………………

    Now the 36 states Governors are not paying workers salary…………………….So what do you have to say about it?

  • Dr Quack

    Reading this statement from my previous President, only one thing comes into my mind; truly Ex-President Mr Johnathan was clueless, and he doesn’t hide it. I frankly believe him in that he never approved such a massive purchase of arms, at least not to the tune of over $2B in one go. But this is an accumulation, and he possibly could have been approving in bits without any clue on exactly the total amount being spent. Has he forgotten that we have a budget of over N4tr allocated to security over 5 years due to Boko Haram? How then was the entire money spent, if it didn’t include arms purchases?

    Well I still give it to him he was a gentle guy, but was never in control and that’s why all these issues coming up. Put on ur sit belts Nigerians, we all in for a bumpy ride.

    • SECESSIONIST


      CNN has just reported that Northern Nigeria’s Hausa Fulani Islamic terrorist group – Boko Haram are the leading killers in the world. In the current year, 2015, Boko haram has no rival as it has killed 5 times more than ISIS has killed. In just 5 months since Buhari Mohammandu came to office, 2,121 Nigerians have been killed….and Buhari has not addressed the nation for one day regarding these deaths.
      .
      FRANCE
      In less than 100 hrs of the attack on Paris, all involved in the attack including the lead mastermind have been arrested or killed. State of emergency extended for ‘just’ 129 deaths. In Nigeria with 2,121 deaths in 5months, Buhari is busy saying he will pursue treasury looters. Dasuki today, Dasuki tomorrow? Passing Waec has nothing to do with common sense. But I must be president…and the blood of the Dogs & Baboons must now flow in Kano, Yola and elsewhere…Shame on ‘One Nigeria’ …Secession is the only answer.

      ECOMONY
      The state Governors have just declared that they cannot pay the minimum wage of N18,000 /month…but Imam Olodo still pays the useless Nigerian Senators over $1.7m dollars per annum which is over N30m /month by current exchange rate…..meanwhile, Imam Olodo is stealing billions of naira through TSA- Treasury Single Account….he is indifferent to the hundreds of deaths of Nigerians….he has no clue whatsoever. Governance is BUSINESS and vampirism.

      .
      PREMUMU TIMES
      Evading the real issues can only be suicidal as it will come back to haunt you in the VERY near future. Nigeria will not survice. The indices are clear for even the blind to see….all you see is evil and more evil about the fisherman who has been the best president of Nigeria…and you didnt hear of Jimmy Carters’s encomiums on Dr Jonathan? May your deafness be permanent….Stop living in yesterday bcos its already tomorrow in Australia. Mumus!

      • A Aminu

        So what. Break up and leave Nigeria. Who loose. You the secessionist. 90% of hotels in Abuja belongs to the igbos. 90% of spare parts retail outlets in Nigeria belong to the igbos. 90% of transport luxury vehicles crisis crossing Nigeria belong to the igbos. 90% of imports coming into Nigeria were imports of igbos. So who loose?

  • musa aliyu

    But Oga jona just double-spoke. His finance minister said they had to borrow money to pay salaries @the twilight of his administration. Yet over 25states owe salaries to the tune of billions
    These confirm what he is denying, using his own criteria. Ol guy , return our money.

    • Crimeobservers

      @disqus_XU7l5Bu6Ch:disqus

      HERE IS THE REAL FRAUD IN NIGERIA…….

      Raji Fashola stated publicly at his handover on May 29th that he received a total revenue
      of 2.34 Trillion Naira in his eight years in office. But that figure is false and understated to
      cover up thefts, because the Lagos state Finance Commissioner (Akhabueze) has falsified it
      and said that an average of 400 billion Naira entered into the Lagos state bank accounts yearly.

      Give or take, total Lagos revenue should therefore be ₦3.2 Trillion or thereabouts.
      But, by fabricating the accounts, a whopping 800 billion Naira is deemed missing and stolen
      and also deemed un-accounted for in Lagos state. Your EFCC has so far refused to act
      on this heinous financial crime because your EFCC is in alliance with Bola Ahmed Tinubu
      who is a presumptive beneficiary of a good half of this missing 800 billion Naira.
      The international community is waiting for you to act and noting your refusal.

      Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, “the new governor of Lagos state, this August revoked
      the corrupt self-allocation of over 25 plots of land in Lekki by his predecessor, Raji Fashola,
      in his final days in office. Most of the plots, it is alleged, were allocated to Raji Fashola’s
      relatives, aides and associates —including Yewande Animashaun – his cousin who also
      served as his special adviser on public health, and Wale Ahmed, who served as his commissioner
      for special duties. A female newscaster with a Lagos-based TV station was one of the beneficiaries,
      The Cable learnt. The land was officially parceled into 25 plots and shared by Raji Fashola who
      went on to sign the certificates of occupancy on May 26, three days to his exit from office.”

      • kinsly

        Keep dreaming. When you are awake we will know. For now,sleep tight.

        • crimeswatch

          @disqus_XU7l5Bu6Ch:disqus

          Raji Fashola spoilt Lagos completely. It is almost impossible to put the city back again.With ignorance of governance Raji Fashola discouraged education and inspired youths into stealing. In effect, Lagos became the murder capital of Nigeria. Guns everywhere. Mass killings now on a daily basis.

      • musa aliyu

        He ha, Haaaa!

  • Papi

    I think the best probe that can save Nigeria is to investiage who was really the president of Nigeria between 2010- May 2015. Only then can we get all the right answers. How can GEJ come now to say he didn’t award any contract of $2B, and where did such money from?
    Mr President, please who from the presidency sent a request to the 7th senate to approve a $1B loan for war against terrorism? And while you are answering that question sir, how much was the total bugdet from 2011 until you left office? And before you also answer, pls tell us, how did u fund the war until you left office. And before u tell us “America will know”, the money that was shipped by air to SouthAfrica to buy some arms came from which office?

    • SECESSIONIST

      .
      CNN has just reported that Northern Nigeria’s Hausa Fulani Islamic terrorist group – Boko Haram are the leading killers in the world. In the current year, 2015, Boko haram has no rival as it has killed 5 times more than ISIS has killed. In just 5 months since Buhari Mohammandu came to office, 2,121 Nigerians have been killed….and Buhari has not addressed the nation for one day regarding these deaths.
      .
      FRANCE
      In less than 100 hrs of the attack on Paris, all involved in the attack including the lead mastermind have been arrested or killed. State of emergency extended for ‘just’ 129 deaths. In Nigeria with 2,121 deaths in 5months, Buhari is busy saying he will pursue treasury looters. Dasuki today, Dasuki tomorrow? Passing Waec has nothing to do with common sense. But I must be president…and the blood of the Dogs & Baboons must now flow in Kano, Yola and elsewhere…Shame on ‘One Nigeria’ …Secession is the only answer.

      ECOMONY
      The state Governors have just declared that they cannot pay the minimum wage of N18,000 /month…but Imam Olodo still pays the useless Nigerian Senators over $1.7m dollars per annum which is over N30m /month by current exchange rate…..meanwhile, Imam Olodo is stealing billions of naira through TSA- Treasury Single Account….he is indifferent to the hundreds of deaths of Nigerians….he has no clue whatsoever. Governance is BUSINESS and vampirism.
      .
      PREMUMU TIMES
      Evading the real issues can only be suicidal as it will come back to haunt you in the VERY near future. Nigeria will not survice. The indices are clear for even the blind to see….all you see is evil and more evil about the fisherman who has been the best president of Nigeria…and you didnt hear of Jimmy Carters’s encomiums on Dr Jonathan? May your deafness be permanent….Stop living in yesterday bcos its already tomorrow in Australia. Mumus!

      • Papi

        Replying u will mean that u smart enough, so I jump am pass and will only advise u to continue wailing until the next 4yrs, while inteligent ppl are busy developing themselves for the future.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      A presidential investigations committee into arms procurement under the administration of President Jonathan revealed in its interim report that it found extra-budgetary spending by the Jonathan administration to the tune of (N643.8 billion)and an additional $2.2 billion in the foreign currency component, all managed and supervised by Sambo Dasuki, a retired army colonel. So what was the worth of the contract? If Jonathan spent extra budgetary spending of 643.8b and asn additional 2b dollars what was the total worth of the–contract for the procurement of the arms—for our troops-? Can the Apes in APC tell us–

      • Papi

        I really think the disease called buhariphobia is eating u deeper than u can imagine. Pls don’t go and join ISIS oh. U are really a deeply SAD person from all ur rants online. Get a life man!

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Can this Buharimice pls read the news item that Premium Times sexed up for Buhari again? The story itself does not make sense one little bit—When rewriting a story——u do not blend it with yr personal views by adding Maggi and salt to suit the needs of your pay masters among the Apes in APC in Abuja. Very sad development for Nigerian Journalism–Just state the facts as they are period-The 2b dollars that Buhari is even talking about according to his wapped mind, is just some loose money that Jonathan made available to Dasuki for him to use as he pleases—Nonetheless it serves Dasuki who worked behind the back of his boss, to help the USA impose Buhari on Nigeria-RIGHT-See, it is only Dasuki who happens to come from the same Fulani tribe with Buhari, who-knows why Buhari is after him in spite of the help he gave the rogues in APC-to enable them rig themselves into power in Aso rock.Sadly for Nigerians, It has been one lie after the other by APC concerning their fake trillions of dollars that Jonathan is alleged to have stolen from the Niger Delta oil wells-belonging to their Emirs–and Sultans—–If u do not hear d Edo State governor-Adams or the rogues Buhari assembled as Ministers-claim Jonathan stole 500 trillion daily for 5 yrs, it is Obj ati Soyinka calling Jonathan a rogue-because of contracts Obj yearns 4 at out airports-for his Yoruba brothers. If not that the story will be about Gej having sex with Mrs Madueke or Ngozi at the eagle square. Yet Buhari who took over the Junior wife of late Sam Mbakwe, cannot give simple account of how he spent this years budget of 4.7trillion-with REMITA-Now he has gone to the senate to request for more money–Did the senate approve the 5b he borrowed from the world bank b4 he took the loan? Aware he did not buy one bag of cement from Dangote with this years budget–Apart from sending his wife with 60 women from the Fulani North abroad to save money stolen from Nigeria for him-Time for Buhari to go is now!

    • SECESSIONIST

      ++
      CNN has just reported that Northern Nigeria’s Hausa Fulani Islamic terrorist group – Boko Haram are the leading killers in the world. In the current year, 2015, Boko haram has no rival as it has killed 5 times more than ISIS has killed. In just 5 months since Buhari Mohammandu came to office, 2,121 Nigerians have been killed….and Buhari has not addressed the nation for one day regarding these deaths.
      .
      FRANCE
      In less than 100 hrs of the attack on Paris, all involved in the attack including the lead mastermind have been arrested or killed. State of emergency extended for ‘just’ 129 deaths. In Nigeria with 2,121 deaths in 5months, Buhari is busy saying he will pursue treasury looters. Dasuki today, Dasuki tomorrow? Passing Waec has nothing to do with common sense. But I must be president…and the blood of the Dogs & Baboons must now flow in Kano, Yola and elsewhere…Shame on ‘One Nigeria’ …Secession is the only answer.

      ECOMONY
      The state Governors have just declared that they cannot pay the minimum wage of N18,000 /month…but Imam Olodo still pays the useless Nigerian Senators over $1.7m dollars per annum which is over N30m /month by current exchange rate…..meanwhile, Imam Olodo is stealing billions of naira through TSA- Treasury Single Account….he is indifferent to the hundreds of deaths of Nigerians….he has no clue whatsoever. Governance is BUSINESS and vampirism.

      .
      PREMUMU TIMES
      Evading the real issues can only be suicidal as it will come back to haunt you in the VERY near future. Nigeria will not survice. The indices are clear for even the blind to see….all you see is evil and more evil about the fisherman who has been the best president of Nigeria…and you didnt hear of Jimmy Carters’s encomiums on Dr Jonathan? May your deafness be permanent….Stop living in yesterday bcos its already tomorrow in Australia. Mumus!

  • SECESSIONIST

    CNN has just reported that Northern Nigeria’s Hausa Fulani Islamic terrorist group – Boko Haram are the leading killers in the world. In the current year, 2015, Boko haram has no rival as it has killed 5 times more than ISIS has killed. In just 5 months since Buhari Mohammandu came to office, 2,121 Nigerians have been killed….and Buhari has not addressed the nation for one day regarding these deaths.
    .
    FRANCE
    In less than 100 hrs of the attack on Paris, all involved in the attack including the lead mastermind have been arrested or killed. State of emergency extended for ‘just’ 129 deaths. In Nigeria with 2,121 deaths in 5months, Buhari is busy saying he will pursue treasury looters. Dasuki today, Dasuki tomorrow? Passing Waec has nothing to do with common sense. But I must be president…and the blood of the Dogs & Baboons must now flow in Kano, Yola and elsewhere…Shame on ‘One Nigeria’ …Secession is the only answer.

    ECOMONY
    The state Governors have just declared that they cannot pay the minimum wage of N18,000 /month…but Imam Olodo still pays the useless Nigerian Senators over $1.7m dollars per annum which is over N30m /month by current exchange rate…..meanwhile, Imam Olodo is stealing billions of naira through TSA- Treasury Single Account….he is indifferent to the hundreds of deaths of Nigerians….he has no clue whatsoever. Governance is BUSINESS and vampirism.

    .
    PREMUMU TIMES
    Evading the real issues can only be suicidal as it will come back to haunt you in the VERY near future. Nigeria will not survice. The indices are clear for even the blind to see….all you see is evil and more evil about the fisherman who has been the best president of Nigeria…and you didnt hear of Jimmy Carters’s encomiums on Dr Jonathan? May your deafness be permanent….Stop living in yesterday bcos its already tomorrow in Australia. Mumus!

    • Micheal Onoh

      The same coconut head Jonathan fired Sanusi for raising alarm over fraud and daily missing billions, pretending all is well until he lost election, then he came out to tell us that Nigeria was even borrowing to pay salary. Has there been any time in the history of Nigeria from creation in 1914 that Nigeria went into this type of financial coma ?

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to abandon what he termed the ‘old Buharinomics’ if he must bring about the desired change in the country.

    Soludo made the call while delivering a lecture at the Realnews third annual lecture in Lagos on Thursday which he titled ‘Avoiding the mistakes of the last Buharinomics’.

    Soludo said there seemed to be a perception of the sense of nostalgia, a thing about command and control regime battling with what is required in a competitive market economy worldwide.

    He said: ‘the element of the old ‘Buharinomics’ that we need to change include Fix exchange rate, fix capital control, import bans and forex rationing”.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, the same Soludu said Jonathan bankrupted Nigeria and gave three reasons why he preferred Buhari to Jonathan.

  • SECESSIONIST

    Not even a single President from any other country has condemned the attacks in Nigeria. There are no funerals conducted. No candle light service. No moonlight service. No sunlight service. No memorials. Certainly NEVER any remembrances. Once blown to death you are gone forever. Forgotten. ………………..Oh Britain! Oh Lurd Luggard! Why? Why? Why did you amalgamate Nigeria? Why?

    Imam Olodo says all past Northern presidents are immune to probe. The South, East & West are looking. This is stumpidity and cowardice at its height. For now, I see only one man speaking truth in Nigerian politics – Fayose. , the rest will be rejected even by hell.

    • Buhari4Ever

      You are a very useless human being. Your comment shows that you are not smarter than a donkey

      • Peter

        You are not intelligent at all. Donkeys are not seen in southern bushes – you should have said monkeys. Olodo.

      • George

        In your Northerner zoozoo right we are leaving you backward people behind

    • Adam A

      But he sent $1 billion supplementary budget to NASS last year to fight insurgency. How was that one spent and he is here denying .

  • Dazmillion

    Jonathan says “In Nigeria, if you lose $59.8 million in a year, federal and state governments will not pay salaries,”

    But $9.3 million dollars was found on the private jet of your pastor and yet your government was still able to pay salaries. Please Jonathan enough of these lies. you need to come clean on the massive corruption that went on under your government.

    • Peter

      Shut up and try to be reasonable. You are talking nonsense. The former president has told you in simple terms this is not possible and you know it is not possible for such an amount to go missing and nobody notices it. This is an educated man speaking. You should compare his thought lines with that of an illiterate Buhari who believes in rumours and hearsay.

      • Ikechukwu_67

        How about the 9.3 million dollars that he mentioned? You said it was nonsense too hen? If your personal money were part of that sum would you call it nonsense?

        The same Dasuki who is busy denying everything and anything about the military, told us that the 9.3 million dollars was to be used for arms purchase in SA. Were you in coma then? At that time he said so, the army, navy and airforce contracting arms were sleeping then I guess. He’s now regaling us with stories..

        We all saw how GEJ came to lagos to distribute money during the elections. I know the money must have come from his deep personal pockets.

        Everything is now ”nonsense” because he’s been cornered. Let’s see how it goes.

        • Peter

          The whole thing is propaganda. Now that he has been made president, we implore you to advise Buhari to concentrate on how to make Nigeria better. Thirty something years ago when he was head of state, the whole of his miserable days were spent witch hunting and settling scores – some of them perceived and imagined. When is the old man going to work, have some sleep and relax with eyes on the remaining 42 months to accomplish the needed task of governance. I beg advise the man and his voodoo party to stop listening to rumour mongers so that they may be able to settle down to work.

          • Micheal Onoh

            How is this propaganda when dasuki is not denying of such amount but said Jonathan approved it and Jonathan is saying no I don’t know anything about it. Who is fooling who ? And how this type of confussed fraud between president and security agent boss be a propaganda ?

      • Julius

        Jonathan as an educated man ?. You done laughing yet ?

      • Micheal Onoh

        More than that already went missing when he was a president so get it in your dummy head that people like Jonathan can’t near aso rock again.

    • Peter

      The days of propaganda politics is over. If you love your Baba Go Slow, tell him to show Nigerians his mettle and give us the DESIRED CHANGE. Otherwise we Nigerians especially the millions of us who were skeptical about his antecedents, and who as a result did not vote for him, will have reasons to laugh last.

    • Julius

      Let him keep talking. He will hang himself without

      knowing it. Im sure the people in charge are taking note. He forgot how much the Country lost due to looted money from the pension scams and the Country did not come to a halt. He might not have been in charge but, the country lost more than a billion dollar then.

  • RESOURCE Control

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    Buhari is a shameless man. With no education, entrepreneurial or management experience and no broukous to match, he leads Nigeria into the doldrums. 105 Soldiers missing and no address from their ‘Commander i Chief’? This is calamitous mumudity.

    • Burning spear

      They have all been killed–the highest sice 1960

  • Julius

    I would not be surprised if such happened under him and he did not know about it. Dasuki ran the show. He ran roughshot over him. Dasuki already said that he got the approval from the President. Sit back folks. this ought to be good !

  • JJ

    He wasn’t aware of the election coup either. He didn’t know and he was not contacted when Dasuki and co shifted the 2015 election. He was actually not responsible for any action in his government. We’ll be thinking too highly of him to know about the arm deals. What a gentleman that knew nothing in his govt! Anyway, this is mere stealing and ‘stealing is not corruption’.

    • Moe

      Can we just agree that a good man was out of his depths? even concerning choosing a wife?

      Everyone concentrates on his luck from obscurity to President. No one thinks of his hideous luck in matrimony.
      We use to wonder when we hear news that an American murdered his wife and children before taking his own life.

      That was way before we had the misfortune of meeting Madam piss!

      Now, we simply say some sacrifices are indeed necessary…….for good to surpass evil!

    • nnanta

      Fantastic accussations but same Soludo said something about TSA ! Hahaha @

  • Sword of Damocles

    Former President Jonathan is a deceitful man.It is a fact that the ostentatious aspects of the Presidency is what he truly enjoyed about being the “oga on top”.Does anyone remember PT’s story about bullion trucks moving 67B Naira, According to memorandum this same GEJ approved the withdrawal, contrary to the money-laundering Act he signed into law in 2011. Now traitors like him want to reap(patriotism/loyalty) what THEY DID NOT SOW! Hubris, the bane of Nigeria’s development.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      In my early days in school, I had no shoes, no school bags. I carried my books in my hands but never despaired; no car to take me to school, but I never despaired. There were days I had only one meal but I never despaired. I walked miles and crossed rivers to school every day, but I never despaired. Didn’t have power, didn’t have generators, studied with lanterns, but I never despaired. In spite of these, I finished secondary school attended the University of Port Harcourt and now hold a doctorate degree. Jonathan–unquote which school did Buhari attend and what is his qualification-statement of result abi?

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      happily for us he is an Ibo man

      • Moe

        Everyone remembers Abacha as a monster…..and believe us, he can be quite monstrous at times, but no one thinks of how his SE wife contributed to that monstrosity!

        Do the research!

      • nnanta

        ‘Oga’ what do you really mean – Ibo or IGBO (meaning Onye Igbo) ?

    • Moe

      You are wrong! Former President Jonathan is a good man. And even a better person if you meet him under the right circumstances……..his wife though,…hmmm……we withhold our comments! We doubt any Nigerian is clueless about her.

      • Sword of Damocles

        Moe, I must commend you for your decorous comment even though I disagree with you. Let me give you an example of why I DONT believe that Dr Jonathan is a good man. Just one example, do you remember when the news of the missing $20B broke(dec, 2013 I believe)? The Head of CBN wrote to him IN PRIVATE on this matter in September of that same year. Guess what the “Good man” did? absolutely “F”king NOTHING!!! It was only after the news broke publicly that the the former president “purported” to act like he was concerned. This is just one example of the President appearing to condone, and or be an accomplice in looting our treasury. Trust me when I tell you that there are a lot of documented incidences(even I have created a detailed file on my computer on the various financial shenanigans). We must agree to disagree on the matter of Dr Jonathan and his profoundly treasonous Government. Death & misery to all enemies of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, within & without!!!!

        • Richard

          Joblessness

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Can this Buharimice pls read the news item that Premium Times sexed up for Buhari again? The story itself does not make sense one little bit—When rewriting a story——u do not blend it with yr personal views by adding Maggi and salt to suit the needs of your pay masters among the Apes in APC in Abuja. Very sad development for Nigerian Journalism–Just state the facts as they are period-The 2b dollars that Buhari is even talking about according to his wapped mind, is just some loose money that Jonathan made available to Dasuki for him to use as he pleases—Nonetheless it serves Dasuki who worked behind the back of his boss, to help the USA impose Buhari on Nigeria-RIGHT-See, it is only Dasuki who happens to come from the same Fulani tribe with Buhari, who-knows why Buhari is after him in spite of the help he gave the rogues in APC-to enable them rig themselves into power in Aso rock.Sadly for Nigerians, It has been one lie after the other by APC concerning their fake trillions of dollars that Jonathan is alleged to have stolen from the Niger Delta oil wells-belonging to their Emirs–and Sultans—–If u do not hear d Edo State governor-Adams or the rogues Buhari assembled as Ministers-claim Jonathan stole 500 trillion daily for 5 yrs, it is Obj ati Soyinka calling Jonathan a rogue-because of contracts Obj yearns 4 at out airports-for his Yoruba brothers. If not that the story will be about Gej having sex with Mrs Madueke or Ngozi at the eagle square. Yet Buhari who took over the Junior wife of late Sam Mbakwe, cannot give simple account of how he spent this years budget of 4.7trillion-with REMITA-Now he has gone to the senate to request for more money–Did the senate approve the 5b he borrowed from the world bank b4 he took the loan? Aware he did not buy one bag of cement from Dangote with this years budget–Apart from sending his wife with 60 women from the Fulani North abroad to save money stolen from Nigeria for him-Time for Buhari to go is now!

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    In my early days in school, I had no shoes, no school bags. I carried my books in my hands but never despaired; no car to take me to school, but I never despaired. There were days I had only one meal but I never despaired. I walked miles and crossed rivers to school every day, but I never despaired. Didn’t have power, didn’t have generators, studied with lanterns, but I never despaired. In spite of these, I finished secondary school attended the University of Port Harcourt and now hold a doctorate degree. Jonathan

    • Moe

      Quiet ! id10t! What school did you attend…..?

      • Richard

        Mr goat

  • Tafidan Dogon Daji

    Dasuki’s counter claims is being corroborated by President GEJ.Then,truth on Col Dasuki’s revelations has begun to unfold and i begin to guess that the FGN is being misled by some of its trusted and confidants.

    • A Aminu

      You are an interested party who was spotted at the trial so better keep your mouth shut please.

      • Richard

        Ram or goat

      • Tafidan Dogon Daji

        Oh,Aminu,you do expect good people to abandon truth because of trying times?Never,we don’t do that come what may!

  • Moe

    Premium Times, what you reported Jonathan saying (if you don’t understand English) is that he did not award (or sign for) any $2 Billion contract. He did not say the investigators under Buhari are wrong; He did not say Buhari was lying; He simply said he is unaware of a $2 billion dollar contract!

    Premium Times, we will agree that we have a bias! After our own personal experiences, it is a bias we wear with honor! That said, there is a line……and you know you have crossed that line several times! You now feel the line does not exist and this your latest story -story (taking from your own words) is evidence of you, not only crossing the said line, but taking the time to squat, line and shit on the line!

    Under General Buhari, you and your editors would be held in jail for a specified amount of time without trial under decree 4 because you have posed yourselves as ‘security risks to the nation’.
    Under A democratically elected Buhari, or Jonathan or any other Nigerian administration, the AG can seek your death for treason!

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      Therefore, he is also a criminal.

  • Sadiq Garba

    “In Nigeria, if you lose $59.8 million in a year, federal and state governments will not pay salaries,”

    I can now see why most of the states are unable to pay salaries.

    • Great

      Some people reason with their a**, can someone remember that GEJ’S government never owed salary until defeat? That its APC states like Osun that owed salary? How come other states were able to pay salaries? Have some people asked if any state was owed the monthly allocation? Now that PMB is here, how come salaries are still owed after 5 months? Nigerians should repent from selective judgement

    • Richard

      Hausa

  • SAM .A

    The bulk stopped on your table sir, it is too late to wash your hands off. The goats and pounded yam of corruption has already sticked on your two palms.

    • Great

      The bulk can only stop on GEJ’s table, but never on PMB’s table. Everyone is quiet on the fuel scarcity that has brought the nation to her knees under 5 months, no one reminds us about the girls that were kidnapped, Boko haram have spread their tentacles and so on….even 25billon developed wings and fled courtesy REMITA, right under PMB’S watch, I am yet to hear anyone blame PMB. But with GEJ, ye must cast stones and pebbles before investigating. Double standard

  • Clairvoyance

    We will soon know who actually was the president of Nigeria between yourself, Dasuki and IBB moreover I am not surprised we didn’t have have president who wasn’t incharge but just a figure head. Now you are accusing the government of lying with the figures they dish out that it is Hyped? I hope Nigerians get to know the truth soon enough. Dasuki didn’t deny after all he said Jonathan gave approval for all payment made who actually was the president of Nigeria since 2011.

    • Great

      Any news from APC/ PMB do not need proves, they are accurate. Any news from GEJ in particular even with facts must be ignored and tagged as lies, then names callings comes to play. This is the type of nation we find ourselves, blind people, illiterate king

  • Adam A

    Very big lie, u recorded oil boom in ur more than 5 yrs tenure and defence budgets were close to trillion naira yearly. Also u sent to David mark $1 billion supplementary budget to fight insurgency last year. What happened to all those monies rather millions displaced, hundreds of thousands killed territories seized. Nemesis will soon catch u all- Jonathan, Dasuki, Ihejirika etc

  • Outraged

    DISASTER JONATHAN GOD, WILL PUNISH THAT MAN

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    The e-rats, Jonathanians, and Biafrans are watching the man who gave them license to be criminals, doing back flip, away from the crimes he was complicit in its committal.Jonathan has never heard of the term called “vicarious liability” which makes him as responsible for the $2 billion contract as his subordinate (Sambo Dasuki).Jonathan is now denying even his own subordinates, which explains why he was never respected and why he could not earn the loyalty of those who looted the nation under his administration. Many of those people are the e-rats, Jonathanians, and Biafrans who routinely vomit nonsense on this forum. These listed criminals loved Jonathan because he understood why the criminals were enamored with corruption and every conceivable act of malfeasance which Jonathan could commission. So, the e-rats, Jonathanians, and Biafran, wail in angst and complete confusion about their future if their leader, Jonathan, is sent to jail. These creatures of the politically dark, are all worried for their dear Jonathan. Will he or will he not go to jail? We shall see. .

  • eclub

    By jurisprudence, the onus is on the accuser to provide proof and evidence, basis of accusation; it’s NOT up to the accused to prove a negative; Buhari and his people have made accusations, even before they took office against Jonathan, and his people; now, the reigns of power is consolidated in Buhari’s hands; he even stated that the US President gave him some additional info/leads/documents on this corruption issue, in staggering billions, yet, he has not provided any such evidence, even as the accused are calling him (Buhari) a liar; so who should we support in this? Jonathan, right? Right!

    If Buhari has evidence of corruption, let him put up, or SHUT UP.

  • Richard

    Apc and liar mohd