Pro-Jonathan group, TAN, hit by fraud allegations over rented crowd pay

Ibrahim Lawan claims he rented much of this crowd but TAN leaders refused to pay.

The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, a group passionately campaigning for a second term for Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, has been hit by allegation of fraud, with some members of the group accusing it of staging a crowd in support of the president and refusing to pay them as agreed.

TAN has conducted regional rallies in support of Mr. Jonathan since August, with the last of its six conventions held in Kano, for the northwest, which comprises Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, and Kaduna States.

The Kano event held Saturday, September 27. As with the previous five regional rallies, the event was attended by senior officials of the federal government, and thousands of supporters.

Much of the crowd at the event was rented, some aggrieved members of the group have told PREMIUM TIMES.

The politicians, who are members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State, and were drafted to be part of the TAN rally, have narrated how they were asked to rent a crowd for the president for an agreed fee, only to be left stranded without money to compensate hundreds of youth and women hired for the rally.

The matter is threatening to tear the support organization apart with the aggrieved members threatening to seek redress and to expose the sham they claim was on parade at the event.

The aggrieved agents now have a pile of debt to settle and some of them who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES say they do not know who to talk to about the money they spent in bringing in supporters.

One of the agents, Ibrahim Lawan, who said he is the Secretary of the PDP Youth Awareness Initiative, Kano, told PREMIUM TIMES that he was instructed to bring in 500 youth and women and to hire buses that will transport them to the venue of the rally in Kano city.

The arrangement, according to Mr. Lawan, was that each participant would be paid N500 on arrival, and N2, 000 for each bus. Those contracted to rent the crowd hired at least 50 busloads of supporters, he said.

The story changed once they arrived at the venue, he told PREMIUM TIMES.

“But to my utmost surprise and confusion, as we entered the venue we tried to locate the organizers but we could not see them. When I called them they said I should be patient as they would settle everything after the event. But almost immediately, we realized that the whole thing is a scam because nobody was talking to us again,” Mr. Lawan said.

He said they were left to source money and settle some of the youth who became restive and attacked them and their personal vehicles, and seized their belongings, including phones.

“This left us in rancour with over 600 angry youths who went wild due to frustrations of spending lots of hours, no food or water and also no available transportation back to their various destinations,” he said.

Mr. Lawan said he managed to escape while two of his guards were injured in the fray that followed.

Students in the state, who were also asked to put up a showing at the event, were treated the same way, he said.

Another agent, Bello Dan Alkarya, also told PREMIUM TIMES that he was asked to bring in women and youth to the venue and would be given N500 naira for each of them.

Mr. Alkarya said he did, but unlike Mr. Lawan, he was short-changed as only N300 was paid for each person transported to the rally venue.

TAN has no official representation in Kano, PREMIUM TIMES understands. Our correspondent, who made findings in Kano, was told the group has only two resource persons who are responsible for the entire northwest.

One of the officials, who agreed to speak, but on the condition his identity be protected, said he had received several complaints of people short-changed by the group after the event.

“I simply told them I am not an insider into the activities of TAN because I don’t know much about them. We are only two of us in the whole of North West Region and we don’t have any office. The only way I get to them is when they call me, I don’t know anything about them,” he said.

“In fact, the only person who holds everything is the owner of the group, Ifeanyi Uba. He is the one who directed one Jibrin to make sure that they get some people to bring in women and youth. Now you can see that there is a problem in the whole thing,” the man said.

TAN’s Director of Communication and Strategy, Udenta Udenta, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Saturday that the association was not aware of the issue and could not have been involved in such an arrangement.

“Kano rally was our last rally. The response of Nigerians to our objective and rallies was spontaneous and they are full of passion and conviction. From the South East rally to the North West, that has been the trend.

“However, stakeholders, including those contesting elections, can mobilize people to come to the rallies. It is not like TAN is doing the entire mobilization. It is like a market place. TAN only set up a platform to accommodate various interests. Therefore, whoever made the accusation (you are talking about) should be clear on it; he should state clearly who is responsible, when the agreement was reached, date and if not, such a story should be dismissed.”

Mr. Lawan said he and others affected have decided to reach out to the media, the PDP leadership and the police.

“Till now those in charge of the mobilisation and payment of transport fares and feeding stipends are nowhere to be found or contacted,” he said. “It’s indeed a pity to see how things are being organised by TAN Northwest (Kano). Please PDP, GDG and TAN members, come to my aid, I am currently under pressure and threatened by angry PDP youths to pay them their stipends.”

TAN has been at the centre of controversy before. During its earlier rallies, the group staged the events at the peak of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria defying complaints and warnings from Nigerians about the possibility of helping to spread the deadly virus.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


    Can’t stop laughing!

    Who will tan TAN?

    • endingNaija

      Tan tanned jona TAN will tan TAN

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


  • dave

    Is this how we will continue as a nation?Just like the afro beat king Fela said Nigeria dey for reverse gear,na back the country they take walk.Other nations are going forward our so called leaders are taking us backward.

  • Max

    I thank God that the report have once vindicated me once again. I said it that those crowd we saw are rented crowd that PDP and jonathan used to deceived the western world and Nigerians. We all knew that they rented the crowd and with the hope to use INEC chief to rig the election.
    We all know that jonathan is not marketable in the entire north and that was why you can not see single of his post card on the streets

  • Wähala

    Anybody dealing with the Uba brothers should have known what to expect…
    Let them go to court and prove they’ve been duped, but this time to expect Dr. Dumbo to lock-up the courthouses…
    It’s no coincidence only Almagiris were cheated in all of TAN’s rallies, the Uba bros just wanted to complete the rounds, the PDP knows Ebola Dumbo is persona-non-grata in Emir Sanusi’s Emirate with Gov. Kwakwanso eying the presidency. Hahahahaa Chai… A mugu is born every minute!

    • Chima

      I thought you guys exchange serious ideas didn’t know what you guys actually do is to crack beer parlor jokes here. It amount to sheer foolishness to call your president Dumbo. Again Ifeany Uba is different and unrelated to the notorious Chris, Andy and Ugo Uba. It is only to support the beer parlor scenario that one will rope them together.

      • Mosaku 147

        Can you please tell us the difference between them outside that one is not related to the two or three other imbecile brothers.

        • Chima

          @Mosaku 147, I notice that you are part of the insulting group so I will not want to join issue with you again. I have respect for at least everyone of my countryman and woman. You need not call them or any of them imbecile pleaseeeee.

          • Mosaku 147

            So what would you rather call confirmed kidnappers,subsidy thief’s,elections riggers,common thugs,nobody’s,awon omo lasan lasan,omo eran,oku egbe,afawo jale. I suppose smart and intelligent or should I add God fearing men?
            I will not insult you if you revolutionize your common senses please.

      • Jujubeans

        Biko stop spreading lies. ALL the Uba brothers were or still are fraudsters . They are from my side… We know them very well… Gangsters and ex criminals who are now trying to go legit. But as you can see when the only skills you’ve developed is criminality, you really don’t know how to do anything else.

      • Tonnero

        You are clearly high on something. You reasoning is all over the place. Do you want me to tell you how many uncomplimentary names Obama has? Or OBJ? And who has not heard of Yar’Adua the Baba Go Slow? If you want to bow down and worship GEJ, then be my guest. For the rest of us, he is our employee and he is doing a lousy job and we will tell him so.

        Ifeanyi Uba is a well known scam artist who scammed his Nnewi brother Cosmas Maduka of circa N25b by playing the ethnic card. He did boast that no one could harass him or he would bring the country down. Since then, the case has died even though Cosmas Maduka had vowed to recover his money even if it leads to his death. Next time we heard from Uba was when he was donating billions to Dumbo’s (yes, I called him that) church in Otuoke. The same Uba was implicated in the $20b scam that you deny elsewhere on this page. The NNPC admitted spending $10.8b of that on kerosene which they say – wait for it – they used Uba’s facilities to store and distribute. We may not be rocket scientists but we are clearly smarter than you and can connect some dots.

  • Efe1

    Have no sympathy for them. You were asked to mislead people for money, now you are stuck.

  • WAX

    @ PM this is no news pls. It’s alarming how you and your sponsors will go to fuel the hatred for GEJ in the hearts of Nigerians. How true is it that TAN has just two officers in the north west? Where are the organizers of the huge rally and those politicians from that zone who came on that day? Who financed the rally fom the north west? These questions and many more should have been asked but In your fast quest to discredit GEJ, you skipped the basic questions. Am not a politician, neither am I a fan of our failed leaders but it worries us when the media is partial in its report to the citizens and PM is an example of a failed media in a failed political system that is holding our great nation behind…

    • murtala bg

      No. pm is not a failed media.u are even contributing to its growth because you can’t do otherwise.they are great weather you like it or not.

    • Sword of Damocles

      Friend, your comment begs a question. I wont tell you what the question is, lets see if you can figure it out.

    • Scalywag

      The scam called Tan started to steal their so called ‘signatures by enticing nigerians with ‘job opprtunities’ and ‘All-expenses-tickets-to-Brazil 2014’. And because they are adept scammers they took advantage of the misery of; and desperation for jobs by nigerians. Of course it is now clear that the crowds at their rallies were hired and scammed, the so called signatures collected were mere identity thefts by who else but the kerosene subsidy scammer in chief, Ifeanyi Uba, the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate of Anambra who has now ported to PDP

  • murtala bg

    Where you they work,na there u go chop.

  • Gbo_lee

    Jonathan is doing it TAN? He’s renting crowd to rallies yh? LOL…shameless people…who knows how much was paid for those signatures if at all they were real? TAN o…Jonathan oooo….come 2015, they will all be history

    • Maria

      Did you see the signatures? It was a sham… there is no signature anywhere.

      • Scalywag

        Ol girl, don’t mind them. They are scammers. They scammed oil subsidy. Then they scammed crude oil sales, claiming it is ‘our oyel’. Now they are scamming signatures. Let Anyim Pius who received the signatures publish them. They are only planning to use the phantom signayures to rig elections. As you read this, Sudan is sending Nigeria out of AFCON! And janjaweed are in Sudan. Heheheheeeeeeee

        • Mosaku 147

          That same janjaweed will send Ebele out of my life come 2015 in the mighty name of God.Amen.

      • Mosaku 147

        Maria,there are signatures o. I was reliably informed that the south west signatures was outsourced to a party stalwart, who in turn hired 150 ‘boys’ to sign 1.9million or was it 3.something? This is the most transparent government sham I have seen in my entire life.
        FCDA tarred the road that leads to TAN hq Maitama Abuja in less than 2weeks after the first visit of his excellency sometimes during Ebola.his excellency has since visited two more times.

  • Justina Ovie Obaro (JP)

    …any negative news about Bros Jona is given prominence. Just anything negative will be ok for PT. So there is no good news at all to report? Haba! Bad belle journalism no be work o! This is pure junkurukuru journalism, i.e., Journalism by bad belle. Nonsense! So, you mean say EVERY time na him supporters of Jona be ‘rented crowd’? The other parties nko?

    What of the Robert Mugabe of Nigeria, otherwise known as the Presidential candidate emeritus? His is always ‘UNRENTED’!… No be so? Nonsense!

    …anyway, be ready to keep the bad belle for the next 5yrs. Bad belle unlimited!…..Spiuuuuuuuussssssshhhhhhh. Nonsense!

    • Uzoma John

      That is why leadership is not meant for everyone. If you can’t face the criticism, as you would want to be praised, leave!!!!!. Leaders are borne not made.

      • Chima

        What school did you attend?

        • Mazi

          Chima Onye Ara!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Chima

            @Mazi, I asked a valid question. Why did you decide to insult me?

        • Uzoma John

          Let’s not talk about education or school attended here because the education you feel you have is half baked. From your question and level of reasoning, I can’t waste my time correcting educated illiterate like you. If you think because I’m Ibo and should not condemn what is wrong, then you, Chima, are the fake Ibo. You guys are funny. You rush to insult anyone saying the obvious truth concerning Jonathan or any other person from the South East or South South. That is what I term pure hypocrisy. I repeat, leadership is not meant for everyone. If you can’t face criticism as a leader, go back to your house where whatever you do might be seen to be right. Even in your house, when you’ve done something wrong, if not your wife, any of your children or relative will surely let you know. That is my message to all you crumb eaters.

          • Chima

            Whoever you are and wherever you are from is immaterial. I repeat if you cannot make your point or criticize as you deem fit without insults and abuse there is a real problem with your upbringing. Are you one of those who write long comments with isults and abuse? I believe you can do better than that. You think where I come from affect by extant views No my brother. Your upbringing is not about Grammar. No amount of insults and abuse can change anyone who has chosen the wrong path.
            Your country Nigeria was debased ab initio.
            However if you straightjacket me on your ethnic divides and because of my name feels you can cast me in your wrongly held positions you are wrong.

          • Uzoma John

            You still don’t get it. Hope you’ve read what Mazi thinks about you. I am only advising you to be impartial and upright. No matter how hard you try to put up a face here, my advise for you is to sit back and think before you comment. We may be Ibo brothers but for the fact that you didn’t agree with my views, which to any reasonable person is not an insult, you resorted to asking me where I got my education- is that not an insult? My comment here was not even a response to you, rather to a different person, and you feel the only way you can show your blind support for evil is to insult me. The only advice a brother can give a brother is to always uphold the truth and stand by it. If Nigeria was debased by past leaders as you claim, why can’t the present leader do things differently? Must Jonathan surpass the wrongs of the past? Must he accommodate corruption, divisiveness and insincerity as never been witnessed in our country. Let’s assume the past leaders you are referring to are the military who did not get their mandates from you and I. What about Jonathan, that we all voted for and has failed to live up to expectation, not considering all the bogus promises made during his campaign? When we as Nigerians begin to say things as they are, not minding whichever tribe or religion one comes from, then half of our problems are solved. I repeat for the umpteenth time, leadership is not meant for everyone. Leadership is not a jamboree. It’s a serious business and for serious minded people.

          • Chima

            Pls stop boring yourself whether you are Ibo or not does not concern me. I am not in the same league with you. I don’t know you and your fellow Ibo’s you are seeking out. I have made my point to you stop insulting and abusing others. Are you and others justifying your abuse of others? In ypur are you saying leadership cannot be inbibed or taught? Just go ahead and make your point. Please don’t respond to my comment again find other folks in your league to pester with your unfortunate position and behaviour. Bye and final.

          • akin

            Uzoma had simply ‘floored’ you with what I considered a better argument and reasoning. You have done the best – Run away from him by not asking for any more response.

    • Scalywag

      Oga sir, its not bad belle! Nigerians need to know everything that is being done by people who are desperate to stay in power and on the corridors of power, not because they love Nigeria or they have anything to offer; but because of the perks they enjoy therefrom. It is clear that the Tan rallies were organised to prepare grounds for rigging of the 2015 elections by bandying some phantom signatures which were received by Pius Anyim. Nigerians were never told how those signatures were collated or when. This is reminiscent of the Thisday opinion polls of 2003 that gave Obasanjo a projected landslide shortly after Godwin Agbroko was brutally murdered. But it will not work this time, because nigerians can see clearly now. When the $9.3million scandal broke it was clear that the arms were for Dokubo Asari and his militants for the rigging of 2015. The facts are now coming out. God Himself is tired of these people and is out to expose them! PT is only doing the reporting.
      Let the exposes continue

      • Chima

        Why do you guys answer lousy name? WHy answer “Scalywag”.

        • Mosaku 147

          Because a scaliwag knows what a Chima can never reason.are you ok?

          • Chima

            I hope you have a voter’s card at least.

          • Mosaku 147

            I do,and looking forward to February 14th.

          • Chima


      • Tonnero

        Than you for responding to that dundee in a civil way. I would not have had the patience.

    • Sword of Damocles

      Ironically the last word(nonsense) in your befuddling diatribe is the KEY word that APTLY describes what you wrote(using you God given BRAIN). Isnt it a trip? Must have been a freudian slip on your part, no?

  • Comfortkay

    Fellow Nigerian this is how the President of Nigeria is solving the unemployment in Nigeria, asking some people to give chop money to unemployed Nigerian and stay in the sun for couple of hours a day. GEJ will lose 2015 election and if you really love this nation Nigeria say Amen to this one.

    • Femi


    • True son of the soil

      In Jesus name . Amen

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    • Mazi


    • Mosaku 147

      He gave you reasons why his party supports stomach infrastructure. Welcome to Aso rock villa comfortkay. Don’t you know we employed 3.5million youths for the period of our rallies?( Udenta Udenta ).
      This is what a poor boy that grew to be a man,and God bestowed on him of all persons,the opportunity to rescue our dear nation and he decided to pay the people back who once loved him with lies,ineptitude,stealing,corruption,foolishness,stupidity,blindness etc etc.
      No wahala,they will and must surely reap this punishment they have meted on ordinary me shap febuary 14th 2015.

      • Chima

        Go and get a voter’s card. So that you vote against or for him. You dont need to be speaking others at least.

        • Tonnero

          And we will appreciate you butting out of here. We do not need you to tell us how to perform our civic responsibilities. What is worse, you clearly have no idea what civic responsibility is.

          • Chima

            Mister, who the hell are you? You sound very well like this know-it-all partisans. Please get off my case. I don’t intend to take comments from irreverent chaps like you.

  • Ette

    It is their usual practice so should not surprise anyone. It is only the corrupt and wicked who are singing the evil song for GEJ. Of course they have stolen more than enough to bribe anyone interested in their wickedness. Well meaning and reasonable Nigerians are praying for his time to pack out of Aso Rock to come very soon as he has covered the nation with great darkness of unbridled corruption, shedding of innocent blood, religious and ethnic conflicts, cultism etc. may God treat them the way they are treating Nigerians. Amen.

  • Sword of Damocles

    This quite quite TRANSFORMATIVE. My suspicion is that PDP is trying to “transform” some Nigerians into thinking humans. I find it funny that people take a word that is special(& popular) in the western world and then attempt to conform that word into the their despicable activities in our Fatherland. Every one if familiar with the saying “you can put lipstick & fine clothes on a pig, but it REMAINS a pig” the same goes for most of the people who have led Nigeria since 1999, Evil, and ungodliness will always be that. We can argue from now until kingdom come, Nigeria has been betrayed serially, and this is a fact. The $20B question is WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO ABOUT IT?. No patriotic citizen should be asking any other question, it is the quandary of our times. I am confident that our enlightened children in the future will pepper us with this question.

    • Chima

      Mister, stop this your generalization and be more specific in your comment. Secondly focus on facts and stop dealing with innuendos. There was no $20B and the Senate of the federal republic has said so. Please move on to other issues. Are you so unknowing that you are not aware that 1999 is just another year in Nigeria, bad and myopic leadership has befallen this country since immediate after the first Military coup in Nigeria. All the dictators where all useless and highly inexperienced. Thirdly these dictators created so much problems for this nation. What we are trying to build are very strong institutions with defined mandates not strong men and women(especially Dictators). We want to be different from the normal refrain in Africa.

      • Sword of Damocles

        Mr Chima, I will give you some credit for indicating that Nigeria has had bad leadership from its inception, but friend you lost me when you state: “There was no $20B and the Senate of the federal republic has said so”. I have nothing to say to you, as your statement that i just copied speaks volumes. By their utterances we shall know if they have any love for Nigeria. goodluck to you & you family.

        • Chima

          thanks. I am a man of facts not innuendos or gossip

          • Sword of Damocles

            P.S. where is the forensic audit by an international accredited,accounting firm that informs what your “Senate of the federal republic” has said?

          • Chima

            @endingNaija, It is difficult to continue this discussion if you have lost faith in all institutions in Nigeria no matter how bad. The american congress which is more than 200yrs does not apply “forensic audit by an international accredited,accounting firm” before their submissions are accepted or respected by its citizens.

          • Sword of Damocles

            Firstly Sir, I am NOT @endingNaija. Secondly, you wrote:
            The american congress which is more than 200yrs does not apply “forensic audit by an international accredited,accounting firm” before their submissions are accepted or respected by its citizens.”

            Purposely stating a false analogy(standard operating procedure, huh?). You see, friend, the Congress of the USA would NEVER publicly state that it was initiating a forensic audit to settle a matter of potential theft of $20B(like Senator Markafi did), and then announce that the money was never stolen, without conducting the FORENSIC AUDIT & making the findings PUBLIC. You see that is akin to putting the CART before the HORSE. That is why many(myself included) have only DISDAIN for your “Senate of the federal republic”.

          • Tonnero

            You no see your mouth? I dey wait for the day Naija police go rain blows on you even though na you come report say robbers attack you before you know say institutions don pafuka. You and your principals are a bunch of never-do-wells who make pronouncements that are contrary to the data and then proceed to hold the pronouncements as evidence that there was no wrong doing. Which mumu senate are you referring to? The same one headed by David Mark and which held this discussion in secret? The same one that Bukola Saraki also said never met to discuss this in plenary and you ignore that part of the story? There was no money missing and your finance minister is spending money and time doing a forensic audit on at least $10.8b that even the NNPC itself admitted it spent without appropriation?

            You will all be paid back richly one way or the other for the perfidy and bad behaviour you are supporting based on ethno-religious sentiments or just sheer greed. And if you refer to the American Congress again, I will slap you. People like you who cannot tell which direction America lies will be misquoting nonsense. Which American citizens respect congress? Congress is the most hated institution in America. The people do not agree with them on anything so stop your inanity. Obahiagbon has clearly stated that why we have in Nigeria is not democracy but kakistocracy. You personify that thinking.

          • Chima

            Mister, you sound quite miserable. You have only one vote. I don’t have time for your unguarded response.

        • MrFesh

          Disapprove what he said. Did the Senate say so?

          • Sword of Damocles

            Speak coherent english, so WHAT if “the Senate said so? Are implying that if the Senate ordered you to pull out your tongue with a pair of hot pliers, you would?what did the “senate” base than on? did they wake up one fine morning ate ogbono, stretched out and declare that no monies were ever stolen. Are some Nigerians really that daft?

          • MrFesh

            If you cannot believe or at least respect of not obey what the Senate says then you are on your own smart guy.

          • Sword of Damocles

            if you cannot use the brain that our Creator bestowed on you then you are own own simpleton1

      • Mosaku 147

        ‘and the senate of CHIMA have said so’.

  • endingNaija

    Where is “the truth” to “redeem” the real truth about President Jona TAN’s TAN?

  • clairvoyance

    Oh were the $20b e don finish. TAN play PDP north west 419.

    • Chima

      I dont think so. It is only this Mr Lawan that is complaining since according to the report above there were thousands of people who attended the rally and Mr Lawan brought just 600 out of the tens of thousands.

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  • Truthometer

    The house built with spit, shall be destroyed by dew.

  • Guguru

    LOL! It is nice to see Nigerians experiencing the fraud of this administration. Experience is a great teacher.


    HE lost his father before his BIRTH.
    HE lost his mother during his INFANCY.
    ALL HIS male children passed away at a very
    HE was forced to leave his HOME CITY….
    HIS companions were either killed or forced
    into exile.
    HIS Beloved wife died at a critical time and
    so did his UNCLE.
    HE faced many other TRIALS and
    OF ALLAH… MUHAMMED(SollaALLAHU a’laiHI Wasallam)…
    (S.A.W)…(S.A.W)…(S.A.W)… LET’S SEE

    • Ed

      You’re Gay. Everything you posted here is about Mohammed. NOT JESUS CHRIST. Now go and get help before you start walking nude.



        • hassan

          Why are you doing this? If you think you are a Muslim and you are insulting the person of Jesus Christ, a Prophet in Islam, then please know that you have ceased to be a Muslim. If you are doing this to cause trouble, then be assured the Almighty Allah will bring despair into your life.

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    • jimo

      so what???? tell it in the mosque, this forum is for people who have solutions to our collective wahala!



  • Scalywag

    We should be thankful for the gift of PT, especially the comments platform that affords us the opportunity to vent our spleen over the misgovernance and ineptitude that has eclipsed our recent history. Those hired by Reno are now on the run because of their gutter logic

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Those driven by poverty should have know that TAN is driven by a know fraudstar; Ifeanyi Uba



  • rhad

    Trans-frustration agenda of Nigeria there is God ooo

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    TAN is a concept of fraud outfit by president Ebele Jonathan to once again hookwind and deceive Nigerians to obtain another term in 2015.If Ebele Jonathan has perform let him run on his record from 2010 to 2014.

  • Interest

    Femi Fani-Kayode, those who questioned your prophesy about APC as a party built and founded on propaganda has eaten their words. Thanks for lending your thought-provoking words on the Biafran struggle. Buhari has done Biafrans a very big favour by not only giving them cheap publicity but making Nnamdi Kanu a hero.

    • Ayodele Iseyemi

      Femi you are a confusionist, the money your parent spent on your massive education was just a waste. Education without clear cut principle is a waste. Yesterday you were blaming the Igbos for steering the Hausa massacre in the 60’s by their singular act of mocking hausa hero during the first coup, today you eulogies their affront to break away.

      As for KANU, he is just a RABLE roasting piper for the aggrieved politician. He is not speaking the minds of the Igbos.

      He fights everybody because he has nobody to fight.

      • Chukwudi

        Open or hidden disdain for intellectualism. This is one of the worst ills and evils you can find in any society or people.

    • Sunday umah

      You think Nnamdi is a Hero? You will soon understand this is Nigeria where criminals in cells are not accounted for, Kanu is a wasted lost soul and where his grand grand parent failed woefully to divide Nigeria I don’t think vagabonds like kaun have a chance they will blow angora into his cell or he would be given tea that settles hiss case.

      • Interest

        Can I force you to remain my friend against your will? If you hates someone so much, yet you don’t want to let him go, What is your problem? Biafrans are sick and tired of this failed contraption called Nigeria, they have made up their minds to determine their destiny. On Biafra we stand!

  • Iskacountryman

    biafra or bianca…same difference…

  • Romberg

    This man is supposed to be a nationalist. He was a minister, for goodness sake. I am not surprised, this is how he has lived his entire life: irredentism, divisiveness, lies and perjury. If there is rancour between two people, the elders that are there will broker peace. You will expect someone who has been a national figure to grow beyond his bias and discourage disunity. Alas, no. Pastor Femi his robbing the ego of secessionists… Would he have said all these if he is calling the shots in Abuja? Hypocrite. The shame of a race.

    • linus ezunu

      Romberg pls are u saying that his call for the release of Kanu is not right or the insight to similar occurrences in the world and the various peacefull approaches adopted to douse tension wrong?

      • Romberg

        My argument is not in the line you have put it. His message is of disintegration. He is an hypocrite because he didn’t write all these naked truth when he was in government.

        But to answer your question, my opinion is: Do the crime, do the time. That is how great nations are run. You don’t pardon theft because a yorubaman or an Hausaman or an Igboman did it. Felony is more dangerous to the whole nation and the SE than Kanu thought. BH would not have started differently.

        Even if he’d be pardoned, let him show penitence. If he feels martyrdom is better, he won’t be worth more than Osama.

        This I believe is the truth.

        • Chukwudi

          You simply ignored the rational of his discourse? Pathetic.

          • Romberg

            Whose discourse? Kanu or FFK? Please clarify.

    • Kallah Bature

      Romberg,This man will never call the shots in Abuja again. His days of political hypocrisy and activism for sale are over.Nigeria has changed for good and the political jobber is still living in the past.

      • Romberg

        Let them invite him for the crumbs today, he will call his mum a slut.

  • Mr Fani-Kayode, where and when did ‘leading politicians’ from the UK, Russia, etc. call for Kanu’s release? Events that happen in the imagination of your ‘biafran’ informants do not carry weight in the real world you know…

  • James Bond

    Femi, this sounds very patronising coming from you and knowing fully well your diatribes against the Igbos in the past. We have also not forgotten how you engaged in kiss and tell against an Igbo lady and ran your leaking mouth against the Igbos. If Buhari were to give you an appointment today, I’m sure you’ll quickly change your tunes and sing his praises to the high heavens. Remember you’ve done a similar thing in the past to Jonathan? You were first against him, wrote about how clueless he was, and you were offered a position and you quickly became his overnight attack dog. That’s why you’ve been often described as a first class political prostitute

    • Kallah Bature

      Yes some unpatriotic Nigerians whose stock in trade is to use activism for sale must never be given responsibility in our changed Nigeria of today.This act of abusing leaders and finding fault in everything they do in search for political appointment,by a man who abused the Igbos,started with Obasanjo then Jonathan. And for Kanu to be watched in destroying the majority of peace loving multi-efhnic Nigeria is a disservice no responsible Government can afford.

  • Sanmi Falae

    I can’t believe this man went to EVEN Harrow of those days. You are clearly another African victim of the deviously creative English man’s mind. If despite the best of British education, you can’t create legitimate wealth for yourself in the whole of Africa and Nigeria, how is Nigeria responsible for your PERSONAL FAILING that you are trying to sabotage our peace and prosperity?

  • Kanjuola Samuel

    Who is going to help shut this FFK up? He is talking about brutal wars. The actual war is his fight against his drug addiction. If anyone takes him serious they are being dragged along

  • Sulaiman Abdulwahab Sulaiman

    This unserious man opens his mouth again

  • Guguru

    To better understand the hungry Femi Fani Kayode (FFK) rants, it is instructive to see what he said about Igbo persons in one of his write ups. Any silly Igbo person who decides to take FFK seriously, needs to have their heads checked because you don’t take a man who insulted yesterday and then dances around you as a friend today, seriously tomorrow. Femi just has a mouth that is bigger than most. His mouth probably has a dedicated battery that keeps it running for much longer than most. LOL.

    “We cannot be expected to tolerate or accept that sort of irreverent and
    unintelligent rubbish simply because we still happen to believe in ”one
    Nigeria” and we will not sacrifice our rights or prostitute our
    principles on the alter of that ”one Nigeria”. Whether Nigeria is one or
    not, what is ours is ours and no one should test our resolve or make
    any mistake about that. ”One Nigeria” yes but no one should spit in our
    faces or covet our land, our treasure, our success, our history, our
    virtues, our being and our heritage and attempt to claim those for
    themselves simply because we took them in on a rainy day. It is that
    same attitude of ”we own everything”, ”we must have everything” and ”we
    must control everything” that the Igbo settlers manifested in the
    northern region in the late 50’s and early and mid-60’s that got them
    into so much trouble up there with the Hausa-Fulani and that eventually
    led to the terrible pogroms where almost one hundred thousand of them
    were killed in just a few days. Again it is that same attitude that they
    manifested in Lagos and the Western Region in the late ’30’s and the
    early and mid-40’s that alienated the Yoruba from them, that led to the
    establishment of the Action Group in April, 1951 and that resulted in
    the narrow defeat of Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe in the Western Regional
    elections of December, 1951. As a matter of fact they were the ones
    that FIRST introduced tribalism into southern politics in 1945 with
    the unsavoury comments of Mr. Charles Dadi Onyeama who was a member of
    the Central Legislative Council representing Enugu and who said at the
    Igbo State Union address that ”the domination of Nigeria and Africa by
    the Igbo is only a matter of time”.

    The Igbo and their Biafra fought Nigeria and killed Nigerians for three
    hard years in that brutal civil war in which over one million
    courageous, loyal and faithful sons and daughters of the Federal
    Republic lost their lives at the war front trying to stop Biafra from
    seceding from the federation, from taking our land and from taking the
    minority groups of the Mid-Western Region and Eastern Region
    and our newly-discovered oil with them. Yet despite our massive
    casualties and the monumental loss of life that the Federal side
    suffered (a total of 2 million died on both sides) the Igbo people were
    welcomed back into Nigeria after the war with open arms. Yet it was only
    in Yorubaland and especially in Lagos that they were given
    all their ”abandoned property” back and welcomed back as brothers and
    sisters without any reservations or suspicions whatsoever. Everywhere
    else in the country for many years they were denied,
    deprived, shunned, attacked, killed, discriminated against and
    humiliated but never in the southwest or Lagos. It is the Igbo people
    more than any other that have complained about marginalisation in
    Nigeria, forgetting that there is no other country in the world in which
    there was a major civil war and yet only 10 years after that war
    ended the losing side produced the Vice President for the whole
    country in a democratic election in 1979 in the distinguished person of
    Vice President Alex Ekwueme.”


    • Kallah Bature

      I honestly pity gullible Igbos who take serious such drug addicts ‘drugging’them in to believing they talk with their interest at heart.Such people need to be ignored. Doing otherwise will surely put you in the same bracket with them.