U.S. hosts northern Nigeria governors in Washington

From Right to Left: Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, Tanko ‎Almakura of Nassarawa, leader of the delegation and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, President of the multi-billion dollar Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali, Governors Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, Vice President, (operations) of the IDB, Dr Mansur Mukhtar, Nigeria’s Consular General in Jedda, Ambassador Ahmed Umar and an Executive Director at the IDB, Gambo Shuaibu after a developmental cooperation meeting between a delegation of the19-member Northern States Governors' Forum and President of the IDB at the Bank’s headquarters in Jedda, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From Right to Left: Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, Tanko ‎Almakura of Nassarawa, leader of the delegation and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, President of the multi-billion dollar Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali, Governors Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, Vice President, (operations) of the IDB, Dr Mansur Mukhtar, Nigeria’s Consular General in Jedda, Ambassador Ahmed Umar and an Executive Director at the IDB, Gambo Shuaibu after a developmental cooperation meeting between a delegation of the19-member Northern States Governors' Forum and President of the IDB at the Bank’s headquarters in Jedda, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Governors of all 19 states in northern Nigeria are expected to spend three days in Washington DC next week at the invitation of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

They will be participating in the Northern Nigeria Governors’ Symposium from October 18 to 21 with civic leaders from the Senior Working Group of Nigeria and representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Organized by the institute with support of U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, the upcoming Symposium is the second such event in as many years.

The first one which held in May 2014 discussed security challenges caused by the Boko Haram insurgency and strategies for stabilization and development in northern Nigeria.

Speaking on Tuesday at the pre-symposium media briefing, USIP Senior Advisors and former ambassadors, Princeton Lyman and Johnnie Carson said the institute’s Northern Governors’ symposium was designed to bolster Nigeria’s commanding stature in Sub-Saharan Africa by addressing causes of instability and seeking opportunities for durable peace in the north.

Describing the country as “a significant powerhouse”, whose position in Africa compares to that of India in Asia and Brazil in South America, Mr. Carson said Nigeria also became “one of the world’s premier democracy” after the epochal election of 2015.

Mr. Lyman, who was U.S. ambassador to Nigeria 1986 to 1989, said Boko Haram insurgency opened “new frontiers for engagement” and opportunity to address the “disconnect between political power and development” in northern Nigeria.

While all 19 governors got invitation to the Symposium, as of last week, only Governors Abdullah Abubakar (Bauchi), Kashim Shettima (Borno and head of the Northern Nigeria Governors Forum), Bello Masari (Katsina), Bako Lalong (Plateau) and Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto) have confirmed their participation.

Minister of the Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, have also confirmed their attendance.

The governors and other participants will meet with officials from U.S. government, public agencies and corporate bodies.

USIP’s Senior Program Officer for Nigeria, Oge Onubogu, said the visiting Nigerian governors will also meet with Steve Hayes, chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa and Gayle Smith, USAID director, to discuss project priorities for northern Nigeria.

USIP officials are confident that the upcoming Northern Governors’ Symposium will build on the tangible successes of the first symposium which, according to Ambassador Carson, include the growing confidence of democratic governance as evidenced by the laudable outcome of the 2015 elections and improved governance environment with lessening of the “disconnect between northern governors and the federal government”.


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  • share Idea

    Let the mumu southerners keep thinking that Nigeria is one country. I have never seen where a section of the country will be promoting sectional interest to the international world but will be relunctant to restructure the country so that each section can develop at their own pace. Nigeria we hail thee

    • taiwo

      It is the height of hypocrisy. While we are still battling boko haram, they are breeding their state for another violence and destruction with the sunni-shitte intolerance. I don’t know when northern muslim will learn to be tolerant.

    • Ha

      Didn’t you read the story well? Who made the invitation in the first place? The Northern governors or the US? Can’t you also see that even at the moment only five governors have honoured the invitation? Does that still show that the North is interesting in promoting sectional interest? This is how life is; while some people are reluctant to honour invitations, others have developed hypertension for not having one.

      • share Idea

        Juxtapose your comment with recent happenings in the country. In addition, to US Secretary of state visit that attended meeting with only the Northern governors. Nigeria we hail thee

  • Watch man

    What is wrong with this bunch of inferiority-complex-riddled governors of this country called Nigeria? Which nation on earth has 50% of her governors visiting another nation at the same time? What is the problem with this almajiri governors? So for three days 19 states will be left for deputy governors? Oh God, please rid Nigeria of shameless, weak, unprincipled and rudderless leadership in Jesus name.

    • Ha

      Have you gone back to Jesus now after suffering an embarrassing defeat twice? Stop wasting your time. Let the White man chooses what he fancies. The clear fact is that it is the ragtag ALMAJIRI the Americans want this time around and not the civilised, western-educated, literate and enlightened ones as you always assume your people to be. What’s wrong about their right to make choices? Don’t ever assume you can intimidate or bully the Americans as you used to do to your fellow Nigerians.

      • Watch man

        Ha, I don’t really know what is your take on the news caption. If your eyes were not deceiving you, you would have noticed that this post was my first on the caption in view. So, I didn’t go “back to Jesus now”. Besides, I am not in a contest with you as you subjectively made yourself an un-appointed umpire. I would however rather suggest that you make your point and stop manifesting some modicum of inferiority complex here. It is only those that are not sure of what they are made of that try to assert themselves through the bait of irresponsible contest in a bid to win approval.

        Now, it is only the neococentric hegemony who have refused to understand that US geopolitical interest is neocolonialist in nature. Your northern governors are irresponsibly playing into their hands. Why did your US not go to the south? At least they have more investments there. Or are you not aware of NSSM 200 as well as the elite prediction of Nigeria becoming a failed state by 2015? As it did not happen, you need to go and study the trend and you would quickly discover that there is a new Hegelian plan than is in the offing which Kerry is enacting through his visit. The imminent journey of your northern governors is a follow up. So, I only make my point and would never be drawn into a contest with someone called “Ha”. Make your point and leave space for others to respond, and stop looking for cheap approval.

        • Ha

          I am not trying to drag anybody into any contest for any approval. What credit will I get from my postings since nobody knows who I am as most of us including you don’t use our real names? I am commenting not on your person but on your comments. Can’t you see the words you used: ”inferiority-complex-riddled governors”, ”almajiri governors”, and ”shameless, weak, unprincipled and rudderless….” just because you were not invited by the US?

          My take in this is that I wonder that it is only now that you (I mean your people) recognised that the US are bad people, neocolonists, and that Northern governors are playing into their hands. None of you ever mentioned this when you took your faith and your allegiance to them. Did you made any complaint when Hillary Clinton visited the South during the past government? Or at that time America was good? You should tell yourself that since America has no financial interest in the North their love for the region is a sincere one. And if it is not sincere, why the envy? You should also know that the North doesn’t need anything from America. In fact they are like two enemies. Can you be impressed by the governors reluctance in accepting the invitation? This is strange in your region.

          When I said you are back to Jesus I am referring to all your people because majority have more faith in America than in Jesus. Should America says Jesus never exists some will believe.

          • Watch man

            If this is your position or take, you should have posted it in your original comment. If you have read over a thousand comments I have made you would notice that your conclusion here is grossly inaccurate. Perhaps you are trying to poke words out of my mouth. No need to get discombobulated as this is not necessary. I would refer you to my many comments if you wish to know how I feel about your U.S.A.

            Again, you may wish to note that invitations could be arranged for purposes that are percussively obscure to the public and yet made to look innocuous. So, whereas I am indisposed to your US invitation, it is important to underscore that a nation that claims to be in recession should not have about half of her governors gleefully going to your US for reasons written above. If they need seminar at his inauspicious time, then why not invite two or three international experts to come and lecture them?

            When you wrote “Have you gone back to Jesus now after suffering an embarrassing defeat twice? Stop wasting your time” what were you inviting if not contest or is it that it means something else? That was why I declined joining you in such contest.

            Your initial post seems to suggest that you identify with those you claim that have US as their god. For instance, you wrote: “As a solidarity to my friends, let’s repeat this together three times: ”OH AMERICA WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN US…..!!!” I take this creedal submission as an indication of your fundamental belief, which of course you are entitled to. No wonder your emotion as expressed in your post.

  • Watch man

    I just imagine that each governor will travel with at least two PAs’. That would be a minimum of 57 persons. Assuming a return ticket of $2000 that would be a sum of $114,000 for 57 persons. At a hotel rate of $200 per night for three days, we would have a sum of $34,200 for 57 persons. Assuming estacode of $500 per day for each person, that would be 500x3x57= $85,500. So we are looking at grand total of at least 114,000+34,200+85,500= $233,700. At an exchange rate of $1 to N460 this would be N107,502,000.
    So this is what the bunch of irresponsible so-called leaders would waste in three days. Who would believe that Nigeria is actually in recession with this unpatriotism and stupidity of these governors? Yet Nigeria could not fly the Olympic dream team from Atlanta to Brazil. This country is an enigma. Why wouldn’t Nigeria be making backward progress? Shame on the leadership of Nigeria, shame on the politicians, shame on all those who do not see anything wrong in this colossal waste and foo lishness

  • Decimator

    The glorious brake up of Nigeria is glaring for good. Now the first official
    step following the visit of John Kerry to Northern Nigeria. Let it now be known
    that Arewa Nation or Republic of Northern Nigeria has been carved out and recognized
    officially by the United States. At last we are going our desired separate ways
    for peace to reign.

    • Allen

      The report clearly states that the first time the symposium was held, in the same venue and organised by the same group with the same participants was in may 2014. Am wondering why it was not described as a secession move then.

      • Arabakpura

        The fellow is suffering from the diarrhea of the mind!

      • Decimator

        Of cause the brake up has always been there even further as 2014, and is welcomed, let it just be as official .Period

  • ANWANKANG

    As of now, we do not worry much about any treat by any group, either herdsmen, or sucide bomber, dos in the south region, the Bible has given us full manisfestation of the end of the world, let the u.s. Do as well please tell the governors what is right.

  • Ted Ebute

    I sincerely hope Samuel Ortom of Benue state will not be in attendance. We have nothing in common with the north and should not hobnob with them no matter what. If Ortom should attend then he would have succeeded in including himself in the list of traitors from Benue state and such infamy will not do him and his family any good in the future.

    • objective

      Also Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Kwara, Plateau and Niger States.

  • Watch man

    Next, the 109 in the red chamber and 360 in the green chamber (469) plus their aides will arrange their own journey to “Institute of Red and Green Chambers of the …”. Children in adult body!

    • Ha

      Point of correction my friend. Who gives you the authority to include your Southern representatives in the invitation? Was it the US ambassador in Abuja? How on earth only the 19 governors of the North were now invited and assume next time all the Red and Green chambers will be invited? Can’t you have the brain to understand the body language of the US government? So now they are children in adult body because your people were not invited despite the CAN’s outburst during John Kerry’s visit to the North?

      • Watch man

        I agree with you; my mistake (which has been corrected). But then watch your language. It is only those that have brain that can hit the keyboard of a computer.

        • Ha

          It isn’t hitting the computer keyboard that makes you have brain, but the correction you have adopted. Only those whose brains work well accept and correct their mistakes. You are one of them. Thank you Sir.

  • Ha

    If care is not taken the US government will only succeed in causing paralysis and subsequent heart attack to many people in this forum and beyond. America for goodness sake why have you neglected those that worship you as their god? They have adopted your type of religion, your culture, language, mode of dress, all at the expense of their own. Yet you seem to embrace the region that rejects your ideologies, and always accuse and curse you. This is injustice to the last order. America why don’t you ever learn a lesson? John Kerry’s recent visit to the North had left a burning fire within the Christian camp, the CAN with its president turning mad for not involving them. Now America you have gone an extra mile to invite all the governors of the North to discuss the country’s fate on behalf of the rest.

    America as the god to these people, you have rejected, deceived and betrayed your servants and worshippers although history always repeats itself as it was written in the Scriptures:

    ”OH GOD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME…..!!!”

    As a solidarity to my friends, let’s repeat this together three times: ”OH AMERICA WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN US…..!!!”

    • Mohd Sageer

      Hahahahahaha… I cant stop laughing

    • LionHeart

      Don’t worry when Donald Trump wins all this nonsense will stop.

    • wasiu

      Its like you are happy with the way thing is going on. you think you are favored. You never know what they called devil. This is a programme of America/ Saudi Arebia. By the time America is finished with the Northern Nigeria what the North will be able to harvest will not be more that ‘Shite’ / Sunni war. Just be careful

    • Sir Demo

      Chai! What a masterful crafty acerbic rebuttal to the senseless directionless sons of hate.

  • Muhammad

    This appears to be insulting .
    They are diplomatically taking advantage of the first senseless visit to the President , which the governors believed was to genuinely court for assistance against Boko Haram . They misbelieved that if Jonathan was not forthcoming it was better to slight the Federal government . But where are the same individuals today , in the politics of Nigeria ?
    And Premium medium has unintelligently or mischievously opened the story with a picture that tasks a daft mind in discerning the possible truth from the immediate meaning .

  • Dike Victor

    Believe me they know they are the backward states who stole , grounded there states to zero point , they like to teach them how to governor and not always stealing , this are backward set of people who impoverish there pple and state . For me I don’t see any problem in this , is for the good . And the main thing restructure !!! We eastern region already have Israeli economic forum partnership , just recently there was a big forum meeting in Enugu ..

    • Karl Imom

      Go Dike Go! Go Dike go!! Go Dike go!!! Who needs you in Nigeria? No restructuring, just go!!

    • GuestJustGuessing

      The last time I checked northern Nigeria has more road network, pipe borne water, stable electricity , educational institutions etc etc than the south. And they still think north is grounded………………………………..mhnnn

      • Iniabasi Akpan

        Guy u never checked well.kano alone has 15 million almajiris.,ie d population of akwa ibom n cross river.northern Nigeria is worst than Somalia. Backwardness, retrogression, illiteracy, terrorism, religious extreemism ,child marriage…I could never spend one night in d north.

        • Truth sets U free.

          Please can you expatriate a little more? What is almajiri?

  • LionHeart

    I don’t trust this romance between the US government and the northern governors. What about the SS, SE and SW governors? I can’t wait for Donald Trump to win the election so that all this nonsense will come to an end.

    • Zy

      The US government is working to bring civilization to northern Nigeria, the southern governors don’t need to be there, the southerners are already civilised and by the virtue of our religion peace is inherent in our domain.

      • BankyMons

        You have no clue what you are talking about. The US is no father Christmas. They sure know what exactly they are looking for in northern Nigeria but that has absolutely nothing to do with your submission here. Nigeria is toast already. International geopolitics and the US current romance with IS LAM across the world must make people think with their brains as to why.

      • objective

        They are dividing us.

      • Truth sets U free.

        “Wake up and smell the coffee “.

    • Rommel

      Leave the SW out of this,they are not complaining, the SS/SE are opting out of the country so are no longer considered Nigerians,the meeting is with Nigerian governors and not Biafra governors or Niger delta governors hahahahahahahahLolz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Kñîghtš Tëmpłær

        Lol…you no well

    • Sir Demo

      Only a cursed black will dare wish Trump well.

      • Sir Louis

        You are cursed!

        • Sir Demo

          Another Yibo! Very very soon you will be praying for resurrection of Adolf Hitler. What a curse to humanity you are! So u know better than the 99% of black Americans, Hispanics and other minorities who are for Democrats?

      • Sunday Chuma

        To him who is evil, everything is evil. Na so so curse full your mouth. What a man gives out returns to him.

        • Sir Demo

          A Yibo for sure!

      • LionHeart

        Really, is that what you think? So you support the current Democrats who do nothing but encourage their police to kill and shoot black people everyday, tearing nations apart, destroying Lybia because of their selfish interests, causing war in Syria? You are very shallow minded and blinded.

        • Sir Demo

          Pls go and get educated on issues before dabbling into it! Dems encouraging police to kill blacks? Have you listened to or read what Trump said about that? Democrats Tearing nations apart? You these Yibos are really not from this earth. I won’t say more than that.

          Honestly there is method to even madness

  • objective

    If the government allows this type of divisionist invitation, then I am very worried. I am most worried that my own State governor might be attending a meeting that will do nothing other than pluralise/polarise our country.

  • wasiu

    The is a situation when another nation is practically dividing our country and we have a president that can not read the hand written on the wall. It is unfortunate.

    • Sir Demo

      Fayose and other govs went to Israel and met with govts official.

    • Karl Imom

      This started when Jonathan was still in power, and there was NO negative comments from you. It is funny, that you are in such a hurry to condemn Buhari for personal reasons.

      • suleiman

        Please leave Jonathan out of this. We are talking Nigeria not Jonathan. At any rate, in spite of Jonathan’s perceived weakness Nigeria was better of under him. Beside the fact that the North created, nursed and used Boko Haram to win the presidency. You don’t destroy the country you want to rule before becoming president. The president himself has confessed that foreign pressure and INEC helped him to win the election, so why are you bringing Jonathan in this case? The election was decided by Obama, Merkel, Hollandes, Cameron and Jega before i was even conducted. So for God’s sake stop the Jonathan thing and face reality. Without the quartet of US, Germany, France and Britain, Jega wouldn’t have had the sway to have Buhari win. Please deal with this reality

        • staaaaaaaaaaa

          How was nigeria better off under Jonathan? Is it that we had a 116USD per barrel oil income which he wasted or insecurity due to Boko haram, which Buhari is now solving? Economic problems cannot be traced to Buhari cause we didnt save for the rainy day. is it madam peace that we should talk about or na wetin?

          • Sunday Chuma

            There is Godooo. Buhari took over an economy that was 1st in Africa and crashed it yet you blame Jonathan.

          • staaaaaaaaaaa

            yes there is God. Jonathan only supervised looting and impunity. a regisme that specialised in dolling out money to politicians. If he had been as frugal as OBJ, where will have happed now? Or if Buhari had come into office with an ECA of 150 billion USD, tell me how imported rice would have become 20000 naira per bag??? If Jonathan and Ihejerika had really equipped the army, instead of sentencing young boys to fuiring squard, tell me if Boko Haram would not have been decapitated since 2013/1? If Jona had gone to the north east on time, and negotiated with the elders there, instead of following religious leaders about, would he not have almost solved the BH issue. Rather he divided the country, behaving like a sectional leader. His people were rampant in the news saying nonsense about a must second term for him, ie dakubo! So man ifs. Jonathan failed the masses that brought him to power.

        • Karl Imom

          I won’t respond to your idiotic drivel. Have a nice day, petty swine!!

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      orisejafor carried our govt ato pray in israel, so na wetin? Even Odua stella that was under investigation was there too! so what the hell?

  • JasV

    This is likely to be the last time they might be able to visit US before DONALD TRUMP takes over anyway

    • Sir Demo

      How is Nigeria business una concern? Face ur Biafraud campaigns pls. We want u out and may thunder fire anyone holding you back. I don’t even know ur race? Jews rejected you! Ur thinking is UnAfrican! U now hate America and UK. Who are you people sef? Goblins?

      • ficus

        Lol, are you saying thunder should fire Buhari?

        • Otile

          Amen amen

    • Truth sets U free.

      Who told you that Trump is taking over? Either way, you’re screwed. Get your house in order. Charity begins at home.

  • suleiman

    President Obama has destroyed the Middle East and North Africa. His next target is Nigeria and Nigeria better watch out. You are the largest Black country in the world and disintegration of Nigeria with be the biggest catastrophic event the world would ever experience. Obama, the weakest president since Jimmy Carter has failed America, resurrected the Cold War and made Russia, North Korea and Iran stronger. America is experiencing the worst diplomatic row with an equally strong country like Russia. Obama encouraged the emergence of ISIS through his failed policies in Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria. He has made the world unsafe to the extent that an ignorant and morally bankrupt person like Trump enjoys an unparalleled popularity. Having failed to ensure that the 2015 prediction by the CIA comes true, he imposed on Nigeria a weak, ignorant illiterate so he could dictate to us what to do. Nigeria, better watch out, America under President Obama is not your friend. George Bush was your friend and ensured your debts were forgiven. What has Obama done? He has created more chaos in the world and Nigeria to be precise. So better watch your back. I can’t wait for January to come so that I will no longer hear that name, called Obama.

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      It was Clinton presidency that forgave Nigeria’s debt under OBJ. Please be accurate.

      • Ikechukwu Okeke

        It was president Bush not Clinton. Obama did nothing for Africa

        • LionHeart

          You are right. People don’t know that Obama is just a figure head remote controlled by the Clintons.

        • staaaaaaaaaaa

          what bush? Clinton visited nigeria in 1999, and the seed of debt forgiveness was discussed. afterwards granted with the paris club within the first OBJ term. What else again?

      • ficus

        do more research on this please, Nigeria never benefited from this evil government of Obama apart from U S A withdrew from buying our oil and military join training to tackled insecurity and ban us from obtaining weapon to prosecute the war even in black market, Obama’s administration was a disaster to Nigeria.

        • staaaaaaaaaaa

          what research? Yes I know USA is angel, but in 2013 the state house released a paper that the Jona admin was very ciorrupt. So how will they do business with nigeria?

          • ficus

            we are not corrupt more than afghanistan but still U>S is doing business with them

          • staaaaaaaaaaa

            liar. the USA is not doing business in Afghanistan but helping to rebuild that nation after their wars with the Taliban.

          • ficus

            HAHAHAHAHAHAH, U CONCUR WHAT I SAID, WHY BUILDING THE NATION NOT A BUSINESS?

          • Truth sets U free.

            You’re very correct. Building or rebuilding a nation is the biggest business a person or an organization can embark on.

    • Eric

      What has Nigeria and Nigerians done for themselves? That’s the question! Why is Nigeria still dependent on western countries to run them indirectly, and why does Nigeria need to borrow money that would require forgiveness? Why is it that Nigeria only produce leaders, who do not know how to manage the countriy’s resources? Why is Nigeria still being led by men who led them in the 60’s? The biggest problem Nigeria have is lack of patriotism, and lack of desire by old politicians and looters to allow young and innovative minds to run and take the country to where it should be. The youths, and young minds are surprised and humiliated to submission by the rouge leaders, in the question end they end up joining and serving them, because they can’t beat them.

      Keep the conversation going.

    • Ikechukwu Okeke

      You said it all, may God bless you

    • Hank

      Don’t waste your time. Nigeria politicians are too dumb to think strategically on international level…the only things they do well is spending government money Yan fu Yan fu, wearing big Agbada and corruption.

  • odenigbo.ndioma

    Whatsoever the purpose of the USA invitation of the northern governors, let the USA not forget to tell the northerners that Biafrans have heard enough of their 1 nigeria sermon and that there is no amount of 1 nigeria sermon that will deter the determination of Biafrans to restore their loved county Biafra.

    • Nas

      Go now, we are also tired of the so called Biafraud. Please go abeg

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      But you don’t think that some in the U.S. secretly want Biafra? It is about creating failed states or failed rump states so they can be taken over for natural resources as well as countering other competitors (China, Russia, etc). We have to unite, but unite against the elites who in a wide variety of ways bastardized Nigeria.

  • Okokondem

    What troubles me with the implied narrative from this development is the north has been neglected and therefore needs help, whereas northerners have ruled Nigeria for the greater part of the years since independence.

    I have to agree with many people here, there’s something unsettling with the optics of the US government granting a strategic meeting with only a section of the country. It sends all the wrong message.

    • Hank

      The North are united, but the South are too smart for their own good…too many dumb PhD holders. The South keep underestimating the North and the North keep calling the shots in government policies.

      • odenigbo.ndioma

        United with Shiite and Sunni?

        • Hank

          Yeah, like the Catholic, Baptist and Evangelical.

      • kalu

        As you can see it is USA and Britain calling the shots by proxy

        • Hank

          …and who is their agent by proxy? Use your head.

  • Sir Louis

    Nigerians nay, Northern Governors should be extremely wary of this coziness and concern from the US. Being too close to Uncle Sam, can be dangerous!

  • Sunday Chuma

    US and Britain’s interest in Nigeria is to continuously use us through Neo-colonialism. They pass through the North who cannot understand their tricks because of their naivety.

    • odenigbo.ndioma

      Anything that has a begining always has an end.

  • Karl Imom

    This discussion is being edited by Sahara Reporters. It does not make sense when other people’s comments are removed to create an impression that there is a unanimous agreement on one side of the issue. I am disappointed in Sahara Reporters for doing this,.

    • Watch man

      Chairman, do you mean Premium Times or actually Sahara Reporters?

      • ficus

        I think he is in confusing state of mind,

    • odenigbo.ndioma

      Yes that is what all the media houses in the zoo are doing. I have experienced this several times. They leave the one’s they want people to read and remove the one’s they don’t want people to read. They forget that the era the media manipulate the people has gone with the birth of Internet.

  • Otile

    Karl,
    Why not sing praises to Imam Mohamed Buhari as most Yorubas do and get your comments posted quickly.

  • Sani kamba Abdallah

    I dare the executhief governor of Kebbi state to attend this symposium. The American will surely re-arrest the thief. I wonder why all these media houses abd the Nigerian government of change are yet to expose these criminal called Atiku Bagudu. Since he assumed office last year, as a governor he is yet to even visit Benin Republic. Shame on you premium times for not exposing a criminal like this. Or has he given you some cash also??

  • Ajayi balogun

    I pray to God to expose USA ass to the world in Syria by using Russia to blow them down

  • Kingjack

    Criminals as Governors. They should all be executed ,Bokom Haram sponsors and child rapists.

  • Femi Williams

    We have Obama to thank for giving us Buhari!

    We can see that Obama & the west prefer the North to the South.