Presidency under fire for cooking up document linking Sanusi to Boko Haram insurgency

Mr. Omokri has the reputation of being government’s online marksman
Reno Omokiri, a close aide of Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, is wound up in a massive scandal after the digital footprint of a slanderous write-up against the recently suspended governor of the Central Bank, Sanusi Lamido, was traced to his computer.

Mr. Omokri, Special Assistant to the President on New Media, is believed to have used a pseudonym, Wendell Simlin, to circulate an article that tried to link the recent spike in Boko Haram attack to the suspension of the CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi.

The article tried to use a purported historical framework to draw contextual relationship between the suspended CBN governor and Boko Haram attacks.

“Given the quantum of funds that were appropriated by the Sanusi-led CBN on non banking related activities and donations, and the strong desire that he and Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab have for proselytizing Islam as well as their circumstantial links to terror (Sanusi via Gideon Akaluka and Mutallab via his son) it is not such a leap for them to facilitate the activities of terrorists,” the article read in part.

The article was circulated to bloggers and journalists on Wednesday with the third party email address, wendellsimlin@yahoo.com, but an analysis of the document’s metadata revealed that Reno Omokri authored it.

The document’s digital signature shared a 100 percent resemblance with that of others PREMIUM TIMES had received from Mr. Omokri in the past.

The document was created by Mr. Omokri or someone else who used his Hewlett Packard computer at 10:01 on Wednesday. Sixteen minutes after it was created, the document was printed and revised once before it was sent out at 11:54 using the Wendell Simlin’s email address.

The email was sent out using the Nigerian government’s official internet service provider, Galaxy Backbone, from Abuja, Feyi Fawehimi who first investigated the mail told PREMIUM TIMES.

The revelation of the potential scandal angered Nigerians on social media with many calling for his sack.

Mr. Omokri who claims to be a pastor, often posting gospel tips on twitter, is criticized for failing morally and acting criminally by
trying to blame Mr. Sanusi for terrorist killing less than 48 hours after members of the Boko Haram sect murdered young students in their  hostels.

“If it is true that this guy tried to capitalize on this tragedy by forging documents to implicate somebody else, pressure should be
placed on the presidency to fire him,” Pius Adesanmi, a professor of english and respected social critic said on his Facebook page.

Mr. Omokri has the reputation of being government’s online marksman. He is believed to be President Jonathan’s coordinator of internet trolls and  leads the government’s social media onslaught on opposition parties and critics of the administration.

“Some of us who know him know he establishes spurious online accounts to malign opposition,” Tolu Ogunlesi, a journalist, said.

“It is something we know he does,” another blogger said.

The “grave” attitudinal deficiency exposed by Mr. Reno’s email shows a great danger ahead of Nigeria’s 2015 elections, critics say, arguing that it is an indication that the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration would rather reap politically from the killing than put an end to it.

“Rather than solving the Boko Haram problem, he is using it for political gains,” Mr. Fawehimi said. “It is quite low and depressing.”

Mr. Omokri is yet to respond to PREMIUM TIMES’ request for comments as at the time of publishing this report.

Aso Rock spokespersons, Reuben Abati and Doyin Okupe, also did not answer or return calls made to them repeatedly by our reporter.


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  • redeem

    While Sanusi spent over 165 billion on frivolous contract awards all over the country, he refused to pay the people of Odi N37.6b. that the court ordered the FGN to pay the Odi community-The case which came up again in the Federal Court today in Port Harcourt, was adjourned to March 17.
    The court proceedings concerns the refusal of Central Bank of Nigeria under the disgraced former governor of the CBN, to pay Odi community in Bayelsa State, compensation of N37.6billion over massive destruction by Federal Government under the leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo, which was slated for Monday, February 24, 2014.
    The case, has suffered series of setbacks, following the refusal of the former governor of CBN Sanusi Lamido to obey a simple court order-ordering him to pay the money since last year. Federal High Court handling the matter in Port Harcourt, did not sit as expected because the trial judge, Justice Lambo Akanbi, was not in town as he went to Yenagoa in Bayelsa State for another important judgement.
    Hundreds of the people from Odi who thronged the court premises, expecting to get another victory, only to be told that the Trial Judge was out for another serious matter outside Rivers State. Later left the court premises disappointed. They expressed sadness on the delay caused by Sanusi frequent appeals and prayed that the matter be fast tracked, hoping that they will get positive result next time around.

    • Seriously

      Reno, won’t you relax?

      • redeem

        May be it was Omokri that wrote this one also –animals-SANUSI WAS HELD IN JAIL FOR TWO YEARS FOR BEHEADING AN IBO BOY WHOM HIMSELF AND MEMBERS OF HIS GANG ACCUSED OF DESECRATING THE QORAN. GEN ABACHA, WHO HATED THE TYPE OF ISLAM ALPHA SANUSI WAS PREACHING SAID HE WOULD NOT HAVE ANY OF IT-
        * The regime THEN identified the masterminds, and went on to mandate its hit squad to eliminate the nine, including Sanusi.
        Fresh facts later emerged as to why the government of late Sani Abacha did not kill Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), governor, Lamido Sanusi, in 1995, after Sanusi and eight other jihadists mobilized some extremist groups among them to behead Gideon Akaluka in jail.Akaluka, a young Igbo trader, allegedly for desecrating the Koran. He was arrested after his wife was said to have used pages of the Koran as toilet paper to clean up her baby. After he was locked up by the police, a group of Muslim fundamentalists broke into the jail, beheaded Akaluka, and paraded his head around the streets of Kano. Is this the type of man that humans will be defending in Nigeria–simply because of the oil money that he sprayed on them? The article itself is part of the propaganda materiel being circulated by APC-AC has hired writers to pen more PR articles on Sanusi then any can think of-

        • Clear Water

          You are just simply disgusting.

        • Muhammad Adamu

          Criminals in power May Allah save nigeria from this irresponsible greedy corrupt government officials Amin

          • Garden-City Boy

            Did you say allah? Hmmm!

        • Muslim

          If you like u can as well desecrate the holy Quran so that u can follow your angel Gideon Akaluka may his soul continue to torment in hell fire.There is no compromise in whoever choose to mock Islam or its symbols,get this one in your fish brain.These massacre at Buni Yadi is a classical Federal Government conspiracy against the Muslims,why the security agents in the town were suddenly removed before the attacks more so despite the so call State of emergency in place, Why Gun men in hilux vans could move in the night safely and reached their target and operated for nearly 5 hours without getting a helping hand from security agents.Surely there will be a time this conspiracy will ended,we will then know truly who are these men in Nigerian soldiers khaki killing us in the North.Who are sponsoring them with sophisticated weapons and for what reason.Thanks Premium Times for exposing these wicked criminals at Aso Villa .

          • Tualey

            Nobody will behead you for messing up the holy Bible. If you like go and desecrate the holy bible in front of a church, nobody will kill you for that! Christians are not animals like you evil muslims, thats why muslims were not attacked when your Boko Haram brothers were bombing the churches. Our God and his son,our Lord Jesus Christ are different from the evil Allah and the Vampire Mohammed you all worship!

          • Muslim

            Oh,Is it because Bible is a collection of Books that allegedly gives account of how Jesus PBUH lived his life, The writers of the Bible were so many and gave conflicting stories as none of them met Jesus while he was alive on this earth .In fact more than 50 years after the ascension of Prophet Jesus Peace be upon him.After council on Nicea in 365 AD this book call Bible emerged with conjuncture of truth and lies .The most wicked lies came from Paul of Tarsus (A hater and Murderer of followers of the true monotheistic religious teaching of Jesus PBUH )who introduced and substitute this great name Jesus of Nazareth son of Mary who was born miraculously with out a male Father just like Adam created without Father and mother and Eve without a mother with(they all came to being by the power of Almighty God”let it be and it becomes) Christ and Christian,a word which was never spoken by Jesus PBUH see Book of Act 2:22.The present Bible is made up of so many imperfect descriptions of God.These might be the reasons why people like you does not hold Religious Scriptures in high esteemed thinking all is like your Bible.Muslims does not worship Muhammad because he is not God but a messenger that delivered the message of God to all humanity.We worship the same only God worshiped by Jesus ,Moses,Jacob,Abraham,Noah,Adam and all other Prophets that came to humanity with a simple message of worshipping alone the only divine God that created the World and what it contains

          • Tualey

            Surely, you and your muslim likes will surely die in ignorance. Jesus was never a prohet just like your randy Mohammed! I dont av time to read up all these rubbish you wrote though…but surely you will surely die a frustrated haramic bastard!

        • Ide4u

          NEITI just discovered another undisclosed and unremmitted $22.8Billion yesterday.

          • emmanuel

            When our own Ibori stole, we hounded him on every available forum until he ran into trouble, but you celebrate your own when they steal, because stealing is your birthright.

            When IBB, Sani Bello, Abdulsalam, Ado Bayero, maideribe, Danjuma, Lukeman get oil block it is their right, but when Dan Etete gets it is a crime and the media, NASS are used to want to collect it back.

            That oil block is what will cause real problem in this country and the South South people would protect him.

    • aliflabconsults

      you bloody troll, deal with this scandal

    • Ide4u

      Is the Federal Government of Nigeria the same as Central Bank of Nigeria? What is wrong with GEJ and his boys. When will you all think and reason properly? Reno cannot cover his tracks just as GEJ cannot hide his state of mind.

  • emmanuel

    Is PT trully a media house or an assemblage of yahoo guys (con men) who took advqntage of social media broadcast to create PT.

    The President cooked up?

    Why do you people not respect yourselves? E be like say una don chop Sanusi money and the man dey demand for maximum service.

    Afterall you found a window to rubbish Tinubus APC via Ogun crises some weeks ago when it seemed as if manna stopped dropping.

    Gangster journalism!

  • emmanuel

    If you indeed do internet trail, why have you not trailed Boko Haram postings? Accomplices of evil?

    • Ahmad Gara

      I didn’t know boko haram had a blog. Please can u tell me their site

    • Rico

      Well, you only asked the question because you are ignorant of how it works, i will just give you simple answer:
      Boko Haram does not register with a Nigerian ISP(Internet service provider) because they are illegal, they use the same illegal providers from Far east just like AlQaeda etc. while Reno Omokri registered with an ISP and have IP address because he is legal Nigerian with a legal resident/office that links him and his IP address together.
      Hope you can see the reason why Boko Haram positioning can’t be easily detected and why Reno can easily be detected.

      • emmanuel

        Hey hey hey, see who is talking.

        That you guys set this up as a means of collecting bribes from patrons for blackmailing others does not mean you know better than I do. It happened in 234next.

        I am sure you were still as daft as your father when I visited the internet at first and also did my programming courses.

        If you need to know how all these work, I will have my eleven years old son to undo all programmes in your system and do a rework for you, mumu!

        • Rico

          You are such an Ignorant as you’ve been called,i was not the one that showed ignorance on public forum, but you further complicated it by being untrained, without good manners, fowl mouthed, in fact i don’t think there is any morality in you, and you said you have an eleven years old son, what a bad role model you must be for that kid! you called yourself a father to a growing up kid and there is no positive utterance from you, i wonder what the poor kid is going through at home with a person of your nature? unless you are an absent father.

          • emmanuel

            Oh ho!

            So bad talk dey pain, yet you guys malign the presidents person every moment.

            I have taken to that approach because you guys seem to be on a mission to pull the man down. I am extreemly happy about his tenor, because his proper economic management is beginong to turn the nations fortune around and I am a beneficiary of a budding economy. For your information, the president does not know I exist, but my crusade is personal and I have a well groomed son.

            I am also a proper breed, not a media jobber like you.

          • Rico

            Guilty conscience is hard to overcome, look at my posts and my replies to you, did i mention anything about you working for anyone? you missed the point, i simply corrected you on your lack of morals and the lows of Reno and you came out defending the govt on economic policies, did you hear me talk or make any criticism about that? don’t be obnoxious! you called me a media jobber? Yeah! you might be partially right, as a Systems accountant and E-Commerce consultant, i kind of look like a jobber, but a jobber with a portfolio, that works with Finance directors and financial controllers of reputable companies. I pray you become a jobber like me one day.

          • emmanuel

            Self righteous goon, see yourself in the mirror of your previous post by quarantining this particular issue and you would see a very disrespectful and biased fellow.

            I beg leave mata, system Accountant ko, E-Commerce consultants ni? Even little boys wen never fit pass UMTE exams know pass wetin you know.

            Ore Aboki, month ki wan o!

          • Rico

            I can only imagine what that little son of yours must be going through at home around you with your fowl mouth and low manners, you definitely an unfit father.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      See how easily you have exhibited your ignorance, in the rush to post another junk!

      • emmanuel

        Mugu like you. The guys who broke into the USA defence system from Nigeria sometime ago, did not need to be on the same platform to achieve that, afterall that system is not directly linked to the internet but a remote site, yet they did.

        ICT is not a fairy world but real. Just shut your dirty mouth

        • TRUTH MASTER

          Your question gave you out. So stop pretending to be what you are not….read the response to your question from Rico (below).

  • Somebody

    Aint we tired of paid posters like the folks below??

  • Koko

    Jobless PT, you have not gotten a response from Reno, Abati and Doyin, you ran to post this your rubbish. You and your Yoruba bigots tat will never see anything good in every government of the day, except a Yoruba man in power. Bigots.

    • Rico

      Boy! if you rant again, you will need to tell us how we need to hear from someone to verify an internet footprint, bushman, this is about technology, you don’t need to ask much question than why did they do it, there’s no doubt that they did it now, all leads goes to them, can’t you just understand how this works? have you ever worked in an office with access to your own system? that should give you a simple logic on how it works, there is no more doubt about who did it, the question is why?

      • redeem

        the guy is too smart to fall for these expired APC rubbish

        • Rico

          Wait! don’t go away, you think this is about politics? I have been on the trail of this fraudulent lawyer cum pastor before any of you knows him, before Jonathan, before APC or whatever you call it, don’t be a prick? use your sense, we can’t allow this guy to keep going this way, or else he will ruin many lives.

          • Sunday Omoregie

            Rico, you have been on the trail of the fraudulent lawyer cum pastor? Him steal your money abi him snatch your girl friend. Are you not fraudulent yourself by hiding your identity? Let us know who you are.

          • Rico

            Sunday, if you require information, just go straight and ask me, if it’s something i can share in the public at this point in time, i will, but asking me by tactics is a challenge that will not work, meanwhile Reno’s now in position of / close to authority.

        • seun

          Reno Omokri is smart? You need to state the definition of smartness. Ordinarilu, Reno Omokri is a trader, a dealer , a merchant who is part of the corrupt Nigerian political and social set up. . He has been caught pants down on. He is gone. We are waiting for what his master-Goodluck Jonathan-in Aso Rock will say.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      This is indefensible!

  • Ahmed Tukur

    Allah will certainly expose them and their evil agender.

    • Garden-City Boy

      You and this your allah.

      • Kolly

        which problem do you and your generations to come have with Allah??

        • Garden-City Boy

          Honestly, I don’t know. We are yet to understand what it stands for.

  • Tonnero

    The Jonathan administration is determined to bring itself down. It’s been downhill since 2011 when most of the country voted for the shoeless guy (against my advice I might add). Since then, he has managed to alienate half of his own party and more than half the country. 2015 is not soon enough to get rid of these guys. They should have bought enough shoes (and armoured cars) by now given the massive pilferage going on unabated. I never thought I would see a leader worse than Sanni Abacha. May we never see their likes again.

    • redeem

      APC has an up-hill task to convince d electorates to vote for them-Is tinubu d one to sell APC to me? Or sharia Yerima-perhaps the crying babies- atiku and buhari–now celebrating Obj who sacked more chairmen of the party than any living being-He did not alienate the party from Nigerians-Late Nelson Mandela borrowed shoes and had to cut the trousers of his dad into shorts to enable him go to school–Awo had no money to fend for himself in the UK while studying-so had to depend on the resources of his wife back home-Nkrumah was a farm-hand-only a donkey would poke fun at a man whose resources are being used to sustain the nation state of Nigeria-since 1957-pay the wages of workers in the 36 states of the federation–his oil was what was used to build a new federal capital-abuja-yet his parent could not afford to buy him a pair of school sandals–the man has history–to tell us–what about the history of tinubu–ati buahri–or that of atiku–these are all parasites feeding fat on the oil revenue of the SS–a man without a story to tell his children is as dead as d doodoo-my children do not want to learn about certificate forgers-or executioners like Buhari–and about a man who studied nursing yet yearns to rule them-tell us about tinubu-at least Jonathan knows his way to his village–what about tinubu-

      • aliflabconsults

        Reno mockry deal with this scandal. coward

      • Tonnero

        You need to take your drugs. Your paranoia is setting in again.

      • .. are you another reno omokri?…your attempt to tell us we have no common sense is a failure…try something else but focus on reno omokri…thank you…i feel very sorry for GEJ with all these people surrounding him…no wonder Sanusi had very harsh words for them…i don’t see anything wrong in the propaganda…but how did he not know that it can be traced to him?….Nigeria is no child in things such as this…i hope they will not degrade GEJ to a level below whom ever APC will eventually bring up as its presidential candidate….

    • Obi

      I don’t think it’s going downhill, I think they’re actually removing the people who need to be removed at a good time. For example, Sanusi, the Aviation Minister, and so on.

      • AYA

        Why not you mention madueke Diz and others.nosense

  • Rico

    This is a new low for Reno, The IP address and everything all lead to his direction, if you can prove wrong the word document, what about the IP address? this is not a guess work that somebody with no knowledge can suppress with guess work, this is something techies can prove for you, so if anyone on this platform is paid to defend this new low in the plague affecting Nigeria, you better keep quiet now if you are not that strong with Information Technology skills and knowledge because you might need to answer some rigorous questions, This issue is no more politics of banana and peanut, it is High tech now.

    • isaac

      which IP Address, i checked it, it leads no where, you guys are so gullible at times, immediately i checked the Ip address and it didn’t respond, i know its fake.

      • Rico

        which one did you check? please paste it and have you been able to contact the correct service provider for the ISP’s customers account details with the IP address? you might be the gullible one here.

        • isaac

          someone in vangaurd posted the ip address 45. something, i can’t get it, so i checked it out but with no result, even if it a router,there must be something to identify it, it was unresolved. ip addresses for major IT infrastructure like Galaxy ITT cannot be shutdown because of one funny report, so what happened? Also metadata like my friend above pointed out can be changed, google it and see the process, so who said that someone trying to frame him didn’t do that. Lastly i haven’t read the article, but my friend it just someones opinion and he is entitled to it. so are we saying that this claim should just be swept like that because it Sanusi, mind you we have been looking for a solution to BH since, and if this article is the solution, i want to believe justice should be served. if he is a spnosr he should be dealt with as Kabiru and the rest.

          • Rico

            well, at this point, i won’t hide any info from you, you can also check 41.78.81.189. but at this point i don’t think you can get anywhere near that IP any longer, believe it, some heads are already rolling in the ISP’s office right now. good afternoon Isaac.

          • isaac

            Nice one i just saw the report in sahara too, but RICO my friend, are you saying Galaxy ITT will discard its public ip address for just this,guy, do you know that if the subscribers are not using a DHCP from Galaxy ITT, it could crumble the entire IT infrastructure, it means many organizations in Abuja and in the north will not be working right now.

            Also have you heard of masking an ip address, you cannot trace anybody, and i repeat you cannot trace anybody in Nigeria using IP Address Alone.

            I have an assignment for sahara and premium to do, since they are experts in deducing mail account, facebook pages, and online post, can they please locate Shekau for us. Thanks too and have a blessed day.

          • Rico

            Well, it’s left to the company to act according to the law on data protection, but there will always be an Edward Snowden among any company’s employees, i know the company will be out soon to defend themselves, but the truth about life is, if you really want something, there’s always someone that can really be convinced to hand it over.

            Yes i know about masking IP address, that’s what some of our young men doing yahoo abroad uses to disguise their location, i’ve done some projects on it, thank you for your time

          • isaac

            Rico may God bless you, the providers can’t even do it bcos of the use of DHCP, they just want more customers and don’t have time to go and personally configre IP addresses for every user. I am a Network Engineer so i know well, we configure DHCP and we connect them. To trace means we have to locate the IP Address allocated in the DHCP server for a particular office, then we have to check the logs to see what ip address has been allocated. see i have without success tried to see how i can trace shekau ip address but to know avail, i think even the experts must have tried but they too can’t.

          • Ernest

            Isacc and Rico, thanks for your intelligent delibrations. Meanwhile, I wish to add that Isaac is quite correct with his arguements. Cheers guys.

          • isaac

            the Ip address is http://41.78.81.189/ check and revert back

          • AfricanChild

            IP Information for 41.78.81.189
            IP Location: Nigeria Abuja Galaxy Backbone Plc ASN: AS37018 GALAXYBB-AS (registered Apr 18, 2008) IP Address: 41.78.81.189 Whois Serverwhois.afrinic.net
            ONE-CLICK MONITORING
            Create an IP Monitor to monitor future changes to “41.78.81.189”.
            Log in or Open an Account

            inetnum: 41.78.81.128 – 41.78.81.255
            netname: GBB_POOL7
            descr: MDA pool 7
            country: NG
            admin-c: MS18-AFRINIC
            tech-c: AS36-AFRINIC
            status: ASSIGNED PA
            mnt-by: AFRINIC-HM-MNT
            source: AFRINIC # Filtered
            parent: 41.78.80.0 – 41.78.83.255

            person: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
            address: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
            xxxxxxx
            Nigeria
            phone: +2348xxxxx
            fax-no: +234xxxxxxxxx
            e-mail:
            nic-hdl: MS18-AFRINIC
            source: AFRINIC # Filtered

            person: Axxxxxxxxxxx
            address: 61xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
            Wuse II, Abuja
            phone: +234 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
            fax-no: +234 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
            e-mail:
            nic-hdl: AS36-AFRINIC
            source: AFRINIC # Filtered

  • aliflabconsults

    Bigoted government pivoted on lies and propaganda.

    • redeem

      Sanusi’s appointment 5 years ago lacked certain qualities of a Central Bank Governor. **“It should not have happened. Sanusi’s appointments was wrong in the first place. He was not suitable for the job. As controversy rages over the suspension of Mallam Sanusi Lamido, a renowned economist, Professor Pat Utomi has berated the tenure of Lamido as a Central Bank governor, describing his original appointment as “a huge mistake” Reacting to the suspension of the controversial apex bank chief in a chat in Abuja, the Director of Lagos Business School, said Sanusi should never have been appointed as a Central Bank governor in the first place, declaring “it should not have happened”

      • aliflabconsults

        Pat Utomi is still struggling with cases of diverting Bank PHB money for personal use. Cecelia Ibru’s faith is awaiting Pat Utomi

      • Ide4u

        Does that extremely disoriented Pat Utomi look like a normal human being to you?. What does he know about running a bank even though he was one time a bank director?

      • Tonnero

        People are free to disagree with the appointment of someone else. There are still those who think Obama was a mistake inspite of the fact that he has won election twice and actually increased his margin of victory the second time. Robert Mugabe still feels Nelson Mandela was too nice to white people. Besides, Utomi cannot be said to be impartial given that Sanusi shut down the bank of which he was once chairman and harassed him for owing money. But all that has NOTHING to do with whether money from the sale of crude oil has been fully remitted or not and if not why not. You are constantly seeking to divert attention away from the salient issue: WHERE IS THE $20 BILLION?

      • Etsu

        Common,simply cos two ppl uncle pat and som1 else from lagos biz sch,air hw de feel about sls’s appointment 5yrs ago,means he no good wen appointed,we r over a 100 million ppl dude,jus two of em,guy common be rational,when somtng is wrong,it is wrong u dig,a collective judgment would better tackle d sls’s issue not jus prof and some other dude frm d biz school.

    • emmanuel

      Bigoted government indeed, afterall it is now know world over that Nigeria economy is already overtaking South Africa’s. Something your evil brothers could not do when they held sway.

      Your pains is that results are visible. So they are really result bigots.

      No blackmail will pull this government down, we are all praying for them and before Jonathan leaves in 2019 Nigeria would have joined BRICS.

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        BRICS or BRICK?

      • Tonnero

        First, the economy jumped on paper due to re-basing of the GDP reference years. The same way the value of your house jumps when you re-value it. Just as the increase in your house value has nothing to do with bricks and mortars, re-basing Nigerian GDP has nothing to do with production which was already there long before OBJ. In any case, even if it did grow, imagine what would have happened if all the stolen monies were applied to infrastructure, education, health, communication etc.
        Second, BRICs stands for Brazil, Russia, India and China. Did you see Nigeria there?

        • emmanuel

          France president has just mentioned in his speech at Abuja celebration that Nigeria is about the biggest Economy in Africa, it is not re-basing of anything that led to that, it is hard word work.

          Rail, road, agriculture, three car assembly now working, PHCN privatized and getting global financing and many more

          • debbeljo

            Hey neocolonialist!, I don’t need French president to tell me whether or not I am eating 3-sqr-meal, I have drinking water and can afford health care. After the guy leave for france, na me & you dey live in darkness with no light from PHCN.

          • Rico

            You are very right with good points.

          • Le Stylo

            Thanks. The French president is jostling for a buffer for his sinking economy. There were more functioning factories in Nigeria 20yrs ago! Today we get crowded with all form of statistics when neither the NBS, NNPC, MoF, PPMC, PPPRA nor CBN has an idea of exactly what our fuel consumption is, or how many barrels of oil get exported daily! So much for paper values!

          • Rico

            Those are too much and to alien to us to know na! let’s start by knowing our body mass index first BMI, before we begin to do statistics outside our own body wey we dey carry about.

          • Rico

            usted está viviendo en el paraíso de la fantasía

          • Tunji

            For your information. the economy of France is in deep trouble. The rich and the professionals are leaving France in droves for US, UK and Germany. Here in the US. nobody cares about the President of France.

        • Obi

          Nigeria is part of the new BRICS: the MINT group. They include Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

      • zirem

        Is either you are in dream land or you are part of those concocting stories. This administration brought itself down and because they don’t have a good story to tell Nigerians, they concoct bad ones about others to make themselves feel n look good.

      • Jakadiya

        Please, tell us a few of the areas that ranked Nigeria better than South Africa.

      • Lawal Jibrin

        Nigeria’s economy is already overtaking South Africa’s. Hmm!!!, this is a new one. We have a proverb in my place which goes like this…When some one told the dog that a party was going on at its home, the dog said “Let me see it on the ground” If Nigeria’s economy is even half of that of South Africa youth unemployment would have been reduced, our industries would have been functioning full capacities, we would have been generating about 30,000mw of electricity instead of the miserable 2500mw being generated at the moment (South Africa generates 42,000mw), our roads and other vital infrastructures would have been working well. We would have built 7 more refineries so fuel shortage would be a thing of the past. Our healthcare system would have been so good that top government functionaries would stop going overseas for treatment. ASUU and ASUP wouldn’t have gone on strike, while primary school teachers wouldn’t have been owed several months salaries. These and many other things not mentioned here are the the indicators of a growing economy to the poor common man and not hazy economic theories and a myriad of seminars and workshops. In short, it is easy to state that Nigeria’s economy is overtaking that of South Africa. But the Nigerian common man is like the proverbial dog I mentioned earlier… HE NEEDS TO SEE IT ON THE GROUND.

  • Che Gu

    Oops!! In much saner climes ala watergate …more than enough to lead to the collapse of a sitting government

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Finally! The Jonathan administration has been shown to be profiting from the Boko Haram tragedy. Little wonder the administration has been tepid in its response to the crisis from the start. I believe it sees the crisis as its ticket to second term…..

    Well, how insensitive can anyone be? Over 40 school children were murdered in cold blood and the presidency is milking it for political gains? This is as heinous as the killings, if you ask me.

    Even among thieves, is there no honour?

  • Tufiakwa

    All is fair in war! Boko Haram with or without Thiefman Lamido, has declared war on Nigeria and President Jonathan. Thiefman Lamido has been in war with Jonathan since the President took office. That war escalated in the past week. As far as I care, all is fair in war. You’ve seen nothing yet! I expect more fire: information war and on the battle field.

    • aliflabconsults

      Please allow pastor reno omokri to lead the war

  • max

    Arrant nonsense all these adults behaving like kids in the name od twittering. . Reno must be stupid for not putting his name as the writer of the said article. If I have such knowledge I will write about it there is no denying the fact that Sanusi is a member of Boko haram. I don’t care how many jobless twitters are supporting sanusi or angry with Reno. May be Sanusi should also go to court and should be encouraged by his new acquired tweet community instead of them ranting like clowns.

  • big tee

    Ecclesiastes 3

    King James Version (KJV)

    1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

    2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

    3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

    6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

    9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

    10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

    11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

    12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

    13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

    14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

    15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

    16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

    17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

    18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

    19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

    20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

    21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

    22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him ?

    MR GEJ – SHAME ON YOU AND YOURS.

  • Amina

    I had said it several times that the sycophants around Jonathan will not let him see the truth.I know he will not fire this man until the whole dalies write topics about it.This is someone causing chaos in the country.Sanusi should sue him with this evidence.Calous,wicked President.How can you sack someone,who identified what is going on in NNPC that are supposed to look into.Very annoying thing.Govt of corruption.no foresight.whoever say something that will help you is your enemy,I am just disappointed in you.i had said it long time.Pls sack all the so call PA’s around you,they are all sycophants.See what this one had written that would have caused another chaos and painting Sanusi that everybody respected better than you cone head.

  • Muhammad

    Jonathan led administration can go to any length in wanton killing and incriminating Muslims. For Omokri, he may even be promoted. They have thousands of such ignorant write ups, saying Christians are killed, this and that, while we are here suffering and seeing the daily brutalities of these evil people. But their days are numbered. 2015

  • ABD

    Reno Omokri is the same as Mani kay, Deri, Ambimekus, Mpitikwelu, Stella Bond Oti and other funny names. Why impose Dumbo on Nigerians in the first place? See what OBJ has done to Nigeria.

  • Ikechukwu_67

    ‘I said it in one of my posts that very soon a letter’ to boko haram by sanusi would be ‘leaked’ to the press in further desperate attempts by government in shielding people who stole 20 billion dollars.You could see government ‘leaking’ so many so called queries against sanusi to the press. This should be expected. Once these criminals are accused of pure thievery they do anything to cover it.I am even expecting government to leak another letter to alqueda or to hezbola from sanusi.No wahala…The question still remains:WHERE IS 20 BILLION DOLLARS? WHERE IS THE MONEY? NNPC is desperately scrambling for excuses but they must show where the money is.Once again WHERE IS OUR MONEY?

    • Le Stylo

      They will crash an aircraft make a sufficiently deafening noise to drown our clamor for $20bn. Rubbishing the personality of Sanusi will not divert our attention.

  • ₹Endi₹

    Is it not true that Sanusi participated in the beheading of Gideon Akaluka? Has he ever denied that accusation? That we support the person who did such and condemn those who killed those school kids in Yobe shows why such atrocious and devilish behavior will persist in Nigeria. Hypocritical god-forsaken people, you all deserve to be spat on.

    • Naughty by Nature

      why did the government not go after him when they realize that ? why would they wait until he exposed their activities before they go after him ? come one leave that story abeg na wash, or they were party to what happened.

  • the real wendell simlin

    I am Wendell Simlin, this is not a joke, what the hell is going on!

    • emmanuel

      Which mumu wendell con man

  • the real wendell simlin

    I live in Ca, ive been an activist for homless and human rights, and yes i know reno, what the hell. Sombody please. Explain i havnt seen him in almost 10 years and hes causing trouble with my name. Theres only one.

    • Rico

      Call Aso Rock Villa

  • esaulogbon

    I knew this guy, Omokri is fraudster…Jonathan knew what he is doing when he surrounds himself with criminals.

  • sir Oscie

    VERY UNFORTUNATE, LIKE GEJ,LIKE RENO,LIKE OKUPE, LIKE GULAK….SMH! ALL DIRTY FIGHTERS….. GOD SAVE US FROM THIS SHOELESS PEOPLE

  • max

    Arrant nonsense! Reno will be stupid if he did not stamp his name on the said article. Sanusi is a member of Boko Haram, even if Reno used alias in writing the article and so what? what is going to happen? will hell loose? All these noise won’t get anybody elsewhere and I will encourage all these internet mobs that are sympathetic to sanusi, APC and to extension boko haram to leave tweet and get themselves involve in real campaign. Politics is a serious business it is not all these tweet rantings. It is not media war elections do happen in villages and that is where the votes counts. After you waste your time shouting on tweet even when majority of the noisemakers don’t have voter’s card during election you will want one ”angel” to win so that he can miraculously change Nigeria over night and when it couldn’t happen you will began to shout rigging.
    Those who want Jonathan out should start work immediately because it is getting late. The opposition APC till now is only known in the pages of newspaper. The core members that form the party are leaving while those rejected from other parties are joining them.
    PDP is a serious party, like them hate them they are working day and night to mobilize people’s vote and they have great capacity to do so. While in APC party chieftain are still threatening of leaving the party.
    PDP already know their candidate we are still waiting for APC candidate and it may come out when PDP have already taken all the votes.
    Jonathan Goodluck is our next president, I have endorsed him and I am seriously campaigning for him even though I am not a member of PDP. ANYBODY THAT DON’T LIKE IT SHOULD HUG TRANSFORMER.

  • max

    Arrant nonsense! Reno will be stupid if he did not stamp his name on the said article. Sanusi is a member of Boko Haram, even if Reno used alias in writing the article and so what? what is going to happen? will hell loose? All these noise won’t get anybody elsewhere and I will encourage all these internet mobs that are sympathetic to sanusi, APC and to extension boko haram to leave tweet and get themselves involve in real campaign. Politics is a serious business it is not all these tweet rantings. It is not media war elections do happen in villages and that is where the votes counts. After you waste your time shouting on tweet even when majority of the noisemakers don’t have voter’s card during election you will want one ”angel” to win so that he can miraculously change Nigeria over night and when it couldn’t happen you will began to shout rigging.
    Those who want Jonathan out should start work immediately because it is getting late. The opposition APC till now is only known in the pages of newspaper. The core members that form the party are leaving while those rejected from other parties are joining them.
    PDP is a serious party, like them hate them they are working day and night to mobilize people’s vote and they have great capacity to do so. While in APC party chieftain are still threatening of leaving the party.
    PDP already know their candidate we are still waiting for APC candidate and it may come out when PDP have already taken all the votes.
    Jonathan Goodluck is our next president, I have endorsed him and I am seriously campaigning for him even though I am not a member of PDP. ANYBODY THAT DON’T LIKE IT SHOULD HUG TRANSFORMER.

    • Obi

      I don’t see a better alternative than Jonathan. Nigeria isn’t perfect, but Jonathan is doing the best to actually improve the country instead of stir up trouble like those in the APC.

  • max

    Reno will be stupid if he did not stamp his name on the said article. Sanusi is a member of Boko Haram, even if Reno used alias in writing the article and so what? what is going to happen? will hell loose? All these noise won’t get anybody elsewhere and I will encourage all these internet mobs that are sympathetic to sanusi, APC and to extension boko haram to leave tweet and get themselves involve in real campaign. Politics is a serious business it is not all these tweet rantings. It is not media war elections do happen in villages and that is where the votes counts. After you waste your time shouting on tweet even when majority of the noisemakers don’t have voter’s card during election you will want one ”angel” to win so that he can miraculously change Nigeria over night and when it couldn’t happen you will began to shout rigging.
    Those who want Jonathan out should start work immediately because it is getting late. The opposition APC till now is only known in the pages of newspaper. The core members that form the party are leaving while those rejected from other parties are joining them.
    PDP is a serious party, like them hate them they are working day and night to mobilize people’s vote and they have great capacity to do so. While in APC party chieftain are still threatening of leaving the party.
    PDP already know their candidate we are still waiting for APC candidate and it may come out when PDP have already taken all the votes.
    Jonathan Goodluck is our next president, I have endorsed him and I am seriously campaigning for him even though I am not a member of PDP. ANYBODY THAT DON’T LIKE IT SHOULD HUG TRANSFORMER.

  • max

    Reno should be out of his mind if he did not stamp his name on the said article. Sanusi is a member of boko Haram, even if Reno used alias in writing the article and so what? what is going to happen? will hell loose? All these noise won’t get anybody anywhere and I will encourage all these internet mobs that are sympathetic to sanusi and APC and by extension boko haram to leave tweet and get themselves involve in real campaign. Politics is a serious business it is not all these tweet rantings. It is not media war elections do happen in villages and that is where the votes counts. After you waste your time shouting on tweet even when majority of the noisemakers don’t have voter’s card during election you will want one ”angel” to win so that he can miraculously change Nigeria over night and when it couldn’t happen you will began to shout rigging.
    Those who want Jonathan out should start work immediately because it is getting late. The opposition APC till now is only known in the pages of newspaper. The core members that form the party are leaving while those rejected from other parties are joining them.
    PDP is a serious party, like them hate them they are working day and night to mobilize people’s vote and they have great capacity to do so. While in APC party chieftain are still threatening of leaving the party.
    PDP already know their candidate we are still waiting for APC candidate and it may come out when PDP have already taken all the votes.
    Jonathan Goodluck is our next president, I have endorsed him and I am seriously campaigning for him even though I am not a member of PDP. ANYBODY THAT DON’T LIKE IT SHOULD HUG TRANSFORMER.

  • john thomas

    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan……… a very low man

    • emmanuel

      Your alias sound like you.

      I am sure your father was busy playing baba Ijebu when the man worked tirelessly to become a Deputy Governor and nature took him on from there.

      A calm and calculative man who is going places. Let us know your antecedents and how much saintly you Are in your little corner in trying to move Nigeria forward.

      You a very high/ sharp man.

  • isaac

    Which digital signatures are you talking about, please you should tell us which one you verified. that font and character is similar doesn’t mean its the same. You people that can’t even service your web portal and keep away POS attacks you are taling of Digital signature, IT illiterate will start rambling here.

    • isaac

      i meant DOS attack not Reedum is a POS ram scraper malware,

    • esaulogbon

      Hahahahahahaha… you are so foolish and ignorant… if you do not know that every document has hidden metadata that can be accessed via the document property.

    • esaulogbon

      Hahahahahahaha… you are so f***lish and ignorant… if you do not know that every document has hidden metadata that can be accessed via the document property.

      • isaac

        I believe you know metadata can be removed from office documents, i can even do that, we need proof

  • zirem

    This only confirms what we ve been saying. Jonathan’s administration is crowded wiv sycophants and mischief makers. And for those who concoct stories without facts, BEWARE!!!

  • Sani

    May God deliver us from the hands of the wickets and Hippocrates

  • Abdullah Mohammad Kulloma

    he should be arested, because, that is means he has connection with boko haram!

  • sir Oscie

    SYCOPHANCY AT IT’S BEST..
    WHEN WILL RENO AND CO STOP FIGHTING DIRTY AND MAKING UNGUARDED STATEMENT, THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM IN NIGERIA IS NOT A CASE TO TOIL WITH IT SHOULD BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY.
    MR PRESIDENT PLEASE CALL YOUR BOYS TO OTHER BEFORE THEY START A FIRE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO QUENCH.

    • Mr. Abdin

      @sir oscie, HELP ME SEE THIS KIND OF THING IT IS ONLY IN NIGERIA THAT THIS KIND OF THING WILL BE HAPENING PEOLE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS AND PLAY POLITICS. HOPE THEY WILL TAKE THE NNPC ISSUE SERIOUSLY AND FACE THE RECENT SECURITY CHALLENGES FACING THE COUNTRY AND NOT TO BE HYPOCRITICAL IN THEIR ATTITUDE.

      • sir Oscie

        My brother, Gej boys sha!!! We are really tired of this administration. Is military rule not better than this?

    • zirem

      sir Oscie, they are doing the Presidents bindings, ones subjects do exactly what they are told. This has gone beyond playing dirty this is evil,what is happening in this country is horrific.But Reno and co clearly feel is just game. Maybe we should be asking the Presidency a different question cos it seems to have gone beyond money laundering.

  • sir Oscie

    DIRTY FIGHTERS!!! Reno and his co sycophants are seriously fueling Boko Haram insurgency in order to blame perceived political enemies. Shame on you!
    You have been exposed.

  • Mr. Abdin

    This is showing that in our country any one who comes out and fight corruption corruption will fight him or her back this is very unfortunate, if a government official will be thinking of how to link Sanusi with the insurgency in the land just because he said some figures are missing then we are in trouble and is better to follow everything to its logical conclusion. The recent $22bn of unremitting money that was recently discovered by NEITI in respect of the NNPC, may be they will link them too with Boko Haram too . The government of the day will do everything within its reach to make sure that its frustrate the investigation process. Though Nigerians are enlightened and everything has time may God deliver Nigeria.

  • Baba Jada

    This is an indication that the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration would rather reap politically from the killing than put an end to it. Secondly GEJ and the chief of army staff come out and make statements which will incite this people to harm civilians even more. All words with no action just leads to civilians suffering the consequence of such statements. Thirdly his public threats of withdrawing soldiers only helps the insurgents get bolder in their attacks. Instead of working with people to solve it GEJ and his men prefer to use boko haram as a tool to keep the north in check, saying that the sending of soldiers is a favor to northerners and in return they should support him politically. GEJ is too incompetent to remain in charge.

    • Obi

      Why would any country’s leader want an insurgent group to kill people and cause distress and instability throughout the country? Jonathan is trying to handle the situation, and you can be sure they’re not reaping politically from this situation.

  • isaac

    Boko haram has been sending videos online for ages, non of you have traced the IP Address, Now you come here dey run mouth. you think every Nigerian is a Computer illiterate to buy this bullshit. Since you can trace IP Address, trace Boko haram IP Address and tell us where in borno or Cameroon they are? Nonsense

    • Rico

      What are you saying again, please don’t start this, you need to have access to data in Cameroon to be able to do that, and as you know many Nigerians will want to try but language again is always a barrier, but with the fed govt working together with Cameroonian authority now, boko will start having problems if they are actually using any communication equipment linked to Cameroon, but you can never tell where their ISP’s are located, it might be in the middle or far east via satellite system and i am sure they won’t use the same one twice as they don’t run blogs.

      • isaac

        Rico am enjoying your post, meaning you have heart in the right direction , now i can tell you authoritatively that its possible for as many as 200 different people to use one same public ip address, this is because the router had a function that allocates ports to every user. This was created because of the short supply of public ip addresses. In Nigeria many ISP uses this method. The only person that can really trace a user is the ISP, because he can see it from the server. Now most ISPs uses DHCP server to give private Ip addresses to its clients, and this Addresses changing with new login, If reno actually used his laptop to send this mail, i believe his laptop will have a private IP address from Galaxy ITT, which will change later. This means the only person to have identity of the sender is the provider and like i just explained, it changes after a new login , so how can a writer somewhere in sahara and premium times be decode this its make me fear. Keep it coming i like your contribution.

        • Rico

          I have replied you before, i can understand now that Galaxy ITT is now out in full force to clear their name and involvement, but as i have said below, you can get it if you really want, data protection is made for man, honestly i can’t give out any information more than this, i know it’s your job and there’s a mess and the mess needs to get cleaned up, you need to be a private investigator to get more than this from me.

          • isaac

            Thanks Rico may you live long and see good days. I enjoyed every bit of our interaction. Have a nice day

  • zirem

    Come to think of it…..why is the Presidency sooooo desperate to shut Sanusi up?

    • sir Oscie

      Because of what he knows(facts and figures).

  • Bankee

    It is now clear who is BOKO HARAM. JANATHAN IS THE FOUNDER OF THIS MENACE AND MUST RESPOND TO THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA. IF WE MADE YOU PRESIDENT IT IS TO PROTECT US AND NOT TO KILL US ALL SO THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO BE IN POWER BY DUBIOUS MEANS. I began to suspect this man since the day Henry Okah related that Jonathan sent them for the October 1, 2010 bombing in Abuja with the claim that a cellphone was found on the premises with an SMS reading “let’s meet at IBB campaign office.”. God will expose all the enemies of Nigeria and Nigerians will be victorious over them.

  • kingbaabu

    Premium times kindly help us match MAniKay’s IP to the IP used in sending the wendell simlin email. The guy has gone so quiet of late.

  • Excisionist

    @Gen Muhammad Usman
    Clearly you are one of those federal character, quota “generals” who will not qualify for a sergent in a real army. Look at your gutter grammer !

    Yes, Sanusi is a terrorist and a sponsor of terrorism. He killed Gideon Akaluka and there is no reason why, as a murderer, he should be alive at this time talk less get a position as CBN governor. You Vandals with a culture of violence and impunity think that there is nothing wrong with going to snatch someone under police custody and murder him.

    We Excisionists do not believe that we belong together

  • EOP

    It’s very disheartening to hear all these. Those in public position should just concentrate on doing good for the people and leave all these blackmail articles.
    Our ‘Position occupiers’ just lack purpose and keep looking for non issues to attack. It’s a pity!

  • Naziru Adam

    Things are falling apart for GEJ’s administration. One simple logical necessity for popularity of any govt. is its being just and fair. Without justice, no matter how hard you try to manipulate people it won’t work to a high extent especially it facts are obvious. This is the reason why the “Science” in political science is not science in physics. While the human behavior do not follow laboratory test norms, the later does. Once a conscious minded man understand you deceive him, he will stop trusting you… some forever!

  • salis

    on the issuevof nigerian economy better than south africa, I think there is a cheeky position there. in economics, you can throw up statistics or concepts to back your claims no matter how unreal they are. There is a big difference in the concept of growth and that of developemnt. An economy can grow but its development truncated to the benefit of a minimal percantage. if you say say that the Nigerian economy is worh 500bn, the question is how is this growth distributed. what is the quantity and quality of consumption of the average citizen? there are documented cases of growth without development in many countries especially in latin america in the seventies, which later metamorphosed into serious social issues with many countries turning to leftist tendencies which countries like nicaragia, costa rica, venezuela just to mention a few, are still reeling under. in fact one of the dominant reasons where latin american countries are now dominated by leftiist governments was because thirty, forty years ago, they blindly pursued the economic concept of growth without development, such that when their democracies became free and fair, the poor were ready to listen to the socialists. our BIG men should be careful not to carry us that road.

  • Miffed Nigerian

    Jonathan is worst than the scum of the earth. He is ugly, daft and worthless. He is running Nigeria to the ground.