Nigeria’s Council of States insists elections must go on as scheduled

The National Council of States meeting called to discuss issues about the the nation’s security challenges and the forthcoming elections has ended.

At the end of the eight-hour meeting, members insisted the general elections must proceed as scheduled, reporters were told.

Members also agreed that elections could be postponed in troubled zones — areas ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Nigerians, and indeed the international community, had watched out for the outcome of the meeting all day given the alleged plot by government to force INEC to shift the elections.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State told reporters after the meeting that INEC assured the Council it was ready to conduct the elections and that the distribution of the permanent voter cards was going well.

Mr. Okorocha said the nation’s security chiefs also said they were ready for the elections but raised concern about the possibility of elections holding in areas under the control of Boko haram insurgents.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State however later told journalists that the council advised INEC to reflect over the concerns raised by members and the suggestion made by those who spoke in taking a decision that would allow for the conduct of smooth elections.

President Goodluck Jonathan presided over the meeting, where national issues bordering on the nation’s security and the elections were deliberated upon.

All former Presidents and Heads of State — Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon, Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Interim National Government President Ernest Shonekan — except Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, attended the meeting.

Other participants were Senate President, David Mark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, and former Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Musdafa Belgore.

Governors of Anambra, Kogi, Katsina, Kano, Osun, Imo, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Niger, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kwara, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Cross River, Enugu and Delta states were also in attendance.

Also present were Governors of Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Jigawa, Edo, Ekiti, Gombe, acting governor of Taraba while Abia, Oyo and Borno were represented by their deputy governors.

The National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), FCT Minister Bala Muhammed and the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation Mohammed Adoke also attended.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, [INEC], Attahiru Jega, and the nation’s security chiefs made presentation to the meeting, which started around 11.56 a.m. and ended after 7.pm.


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  • Adrusa

    Nigeria 1 – Jonathan 0

    • Lanre

      Which kind result be this? Please no cheating, it is
      Nigeria 5 – Oga Johnathan 0

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    Let God and conscience guide whom to vote for

    Ohanaeze Ndigbo has denied endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term. They rather asked Igbos to vote whosoever their conscience permits them in the February 14th Presidential polls. Speaking on Thursday with the Director General of Igbo Mandate Congress (IMC) Rev Obinna Akukwe who led a team of concerned Igbo stakeholders to know the direction of Ndigbo in the 2015 Presidency project and the security of Ndigbo in the North especially after the elections, the Chairman of Ohanaeze Elders Council, Chief Mbazulike Amechi described those who purportedly endorsed Jonathan for a second term as “a group of illegal Ohanaeze whose major purpose is to collect and share billions of naira without any negotiation over the fate of Ndigbo during and after the Jonathan era”. Chief Amaechi told the leaders of Igbo Mandate Congress that those that went to Abuja to meet with Jonathan are speaking for themselves and their family.

    According to him “The basic interest of those endorsing Jonathan is to collect money. They were sharing millions and hundreds of thousands on Tuesday to some persons and we the Elders Council of Ohanaeze are not a part of it. Some persons even got their finger bitten off while some women got their dresses torn while struggling for the money from Abuja. That is not what Ohanaeze stands for”

    The Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Caretaker Committee, Chief Raph Obioha told Rev Akukwe that “Ohanaeze Ndigbo, of which I am the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, has not endorsed anybody. We have presented four cardinal things that any candidate we must support will do for Ndigbo. These issues include the security of lives and property of Ndigbo, before, during and after the elections. Secondly is the callous neglect of Igbo territory since after the civil war, including the present administration,. Thirdly is the need for Igbos who lost billions of investments and millions of lives to be properly reparated. Fourthly is the political fate of the Igbos after the tenure of Goodluck Jonathan”.

    Dr Zed Chukwujama, Secretary Ohanaeze Caretaker Committee expressed worry over the fate of Igbos in the north after the elections and told Igbo Mandate Congress leaders “that those who are sharing the millions are not thinking of how to protect Igbo lives and property especially in the North”.

    Ohanaeze Caretaker Committee gave the leadership of Igbo Mandate Congress a copy of the communiqué of the meeting presently ongoing at Enugu. The resolution of Ohanaeze Ndigbo as contained in the communiqué includes:

    “Since there has been no concrete agreement with any of the Presidential Candidates on the four cardinal issues of security for life and property of Ndigbo, infrastructural development in Igboland, Reparation for atrocities and war crimes against Ndigbo, at least to the level recommended in the Oputa Panel Report, Ohanaeze Ndigbo is unable to commit Igbo voters at home and everywhere to the blanket support of any of the Presidential Candidates. We therefore advise and guide Igbo voters’ everywhere as follows:

    “(a) On the day of the election, after praying to God in whatever way you worship Him, listen to Divine Guidance, go and cast your vote for ANY candidate your conscience guide you to”
    (b) Be vigilant before, during and after the election, make appropriate arrangements to save your life, your family and your property
    (c) In view of the ominous uncertainties that loom in the air, Igbo Governors should make contingency arrangements, separately and collectively, to evacuate Igbo citizens who may be trapped in areas of violence”.

    The communique obtained by Igbo Mandate Congress was signed by Chief Mbazulike Amechi, Chief Ralph Obioha and Dr Zed Chukwujama. Ohanaeze Ndigbo Caretaker Committee meeting is still ongoing as at press time. The Ohanaeze Elders Council has declared the Igariwey led leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo illegal hinging it on the expiration of their two year tenure and appointed a Caretaker Committee to pilot the activities of Ohanaeze fo the next six months.. However the Igariwey led leadership has refused to comply with the orders of Ohaneze Elders Council, an issue before the court.

    It would be recalled that the Chief Igariwey led Ohanaeze Ndigbo had earlier endorsed Jonathan secretly at Aso Villa on the 12th of January with a delegation of some Igbo leaders which include Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Hope Uzodimma among others. The open endorsement earlier scheduled for Abakaliki on the 14th of January was shelved due to the opposition from the Elders Council. However on Tuesday, they finally made the secret endorsement open at the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretariat Enugu.

    By Obinna Akukwe
    VBCFDG

    • tundemash

      Ohanaze speaking from both sides of their mouth !

  • tundemash

    Last kick of the dying horse failed again ! E-rats shame on you ..

    And did anyone notice this ? Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal was there as Speaker House of Rep despite all the noise of PDpigs !

    • progress

      That yeye IGP regretted his actions had apologized secretly and promise to never be used again .

      • tundemash

        Let him hold unto hsi regret and apologies till he gets to Owerri prisons after may 29th.

        • truth is bitter

          Lol

  • Preco01

    Reminds me of Modecai and Hamman in the times of Esther – When Hamman started making mistakes even his wife warned him that once you start falling for that man you will never recover- Bro Jona, no weapon fashion against the beleaguered Nigerian state ( poor suffering masses et’al) shall prosper come this FEBUHARI 14th

  • Baba Kekere

    Jonathan!!!going,going,GONE

    • tyson

      Buhari Attends Council of State Meeting After 10 years Boycott.

      **Buhari left the meeting in 2007 over his disputing Census figures, & claim that Lagos is bigger than Kano after Jigawa was carved out.

      Pa Muhammadu Buhari will be attending the Council of State meeting holding today, at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, after his bitter boycott in 2007. The Meeting will be discussing whether the forth coming February Poll will be shifted or not among other issues.

      The last Council of State meeting attended by Buhari was in 2007 during the ratification of the disputed Census figures, which showed that Kano State was still more populous than Lagos despite the fact that Jigawa was carved out. Buhari was mad with Southerners in the council meeting for suggesting that Lagos was bigger than Kano state.

      Buhari refused to attend to all the crucial Council of state meetings that was deliberating the violence in the North east and other states in the country and is making a u-turn today, because his personal interest is being discussed, that is the Presidential election.

      • Olusola

        you still deh there, your fly wan enter grave with dead body abi? Join change train, it is the last train on this platform, let’s go leave Jona alone, his failures brought all these upon himself. Sorry, pele, let’s go!

        • Wähala

          Na Deri… na die hardest!
          Never say never until the grave digger closes the grave…
          Na when deadi bodi begin smell dat even ihm broda go believe say e don quench…
          Forget Deri, he will not bow until the last drop from the ogogoro bottle drops down his throat…
          Hahaha chei o! Na laff for kalabari… Na only Jisos of Okrika go save Dumbo from imminent doom.

    • tundemash

      see the cl0wn yansh !

      • Deltans

        Where is Madam Deris god oooo!, god ooooo!!! god ooooo!!!!? She no fit carry the boxes too?

        • Sword of Damocles

          why now? you know sey our President is a gentleman, so he chose to carry all the portmanteau. He is
          ambidextrous, look as im carry all de load, no problem,

      • Lenz

        But why can’t you respect a president? Don’t you know this is the first PhD holder to enter Aso Rock?

  • tyson

    Buhari Attends Council of State Meeting After 10 years Boycott.

    **Buhari left the meeting in 2007 over his disputing Census figures, & claim that Lagos is bigger than Kano after Jigawa was carved out.

    Pa Muhammadu Buhari will be attending the Council of State meeting holding today, at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, after his bitter boycott in 2007. The Meeting will be discussing whether the forth coming February Poll will be shifted or not among other issues.

    The last Council of State meeting attended by Buhari was in 2007 during the ratification of the disputed Census figures, which showed that Kano State was still more populous than Lagos despite the fact that Jigawa was carved out. Buhari was mad with Southerners in the council meeting for suggesting that Lagos was bigger than Kano state.

    Buhari refused to attend to all the crucial Council of state meetings that was deliberating the violence in the North east and other states in the country and is making a u-turn today, because his personal interest is being discussed, that is the Presidential election.

    e President of the Senate, all State governors and the Attorney-General of the Federation

    • progress

      are you still there ? hahhahhahhhahhhahhhc chhhh chicgdgdssusu , i laugh in mandarin

    • Ralia Ahmad

      so what. we all have personal interests

    • lwwan

      He will make it up by ruling you properly.

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      that is not true, Buhari was at council meeting in 2012 and 2013

  • Original_Raskal

    Buhari attended first time since 2003 because of elections! Hahaha! Illiterate man!

    • Ralia Ahmad

      it’s unfortunate for people like you.

    • Abdul

      Yes, he is an honorable man, this is all about him and it was good that he attended it. Anyway PDP 0 Nigerians 5

    • lawan

      Prepare to be ruled by the same illiterate.

      • Ken

        Buhari cant win the election. GEJ will win and rule till 2019.

        • Abdul

          Buhari will win and LEAD, we dont want a RULER, we want a LEADER thank you.

      • israel amulum

        It will never happem

        • hellistrue

          YOUR ENGLISH IS VERY POOR ! IAM SURE YOU SCORED F9 IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE .

    • james

      illiterate? tell us who you daddy his?

      • boliatepa

        his?

  • Ananas_yolawa.

    Huhuhuu, Nigerians 2-0 PDPig.
    Now remain the court case on 9 and 11 of February. Let’s see who will win that too. But from all indication, Nigerians will win.
    There’s God hoooo….

  • tyson

    THE FORGED CERTIFICATE ISSUE OF BUHARI WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE NEXT FORMER HEADS OF STATE MEETING—

  • DanielOsazuwa

    Armageddon averted! Praise be to God.

    On my way to Otuoke to welcome Dumbo back home.

    • Olusola

      Pheeeeeeeeeeeeew!!!!!!!!!!!! Red card Dr Jonathan. Home sweet home.

  • Investigator

    DID NIGERIA’S COUNCIL OF STATE REMOVE THE MORE OBVIOUS
    OBSTACLE TO THE ELECTION HOLDING ON 14TH FEBRUARY –
    SINCE ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES CAN BE ON THE BALLOT,
    AND GIVEN THAT BALLOT PAPERS MUST BE QUICKLY PRINTED –
    BY SERIOUSLY ASKING THIS SIMPLEST QUESTION OF ALL, VIZ:

    • Deltans

      ” CHEI!!! SEE HOW BUHARI IS GETTING SUPPORT ALL OVER WITH ALL THE LIES AGAINST HIM” – GEJ

  • Abdul

    Wise decision, hurdle number one scaled, weldone Nigerians for beating PDP to their game.

    • Bade

      @ Abdul,

      Not so fast, Buhari is summoned to appear in court on Monday,
      9th February, to answer quasi-criminal charges of perjury for
      swearing an affidavit claiming he sat for and obtained WASC
      certificate in the year 1961 but without any proof or certificate.

      • A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has
      presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

      ……SECTION 137 (1) 1999 CONSTITUTION

      • Abdul

        Hahaha PDP wll be beaten in court too calm down

      • Maitama Tambari

        Has not? What a shame. Have you ever attended Secondary School? Have ever taking Cambridge School Certificate popularly referred today as WAEC as you mentioned? What kind of results come to your school after the examination. School Examination Slips with candidates names, courses taken, results grade and division one, two or three which is missing in the current School Examination Slip. Cambridge University confirms GMB receiving such results which made your brother, Femi Fani Kayode to shut up. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • sherif A

    DERE IS GOD ooooooo……. na only PDP waka go…. wat of ellection is still on 14th …ok is on 14 toooo…..chai chai chai jona fail again ooooo… God will c us …..Dere is God oooo…
    Hala to d sinking pdp…..rest in peace….

  • terry

    next week i am sure everybody will defect to APC leaving Jona alone…..five more PDP governors to defect already.

    • Abdul

      Wait for the shocker next week, APC will receive 5 governors next week, dont say i told you o.

      • adeade

        Mention the governors…

    • israel amulum

      It’s too early to rejoice.Internet does not guarantee victory.ka ima nkea

      • Abdul

        Go and feel the pulse of the nation, we are not only on net WE ARE ON GROUND TOO. You cant imagine what is about to hit PDP.

      • truth is bitter

        Really you can’t imagine. Am in a bus now and people are celebrating. Jona is a gonner. Be consoling urself

        • Lenz

          For real? This is too funny!

          Wow.

      • yakubu Adejo

        1-0

  • Chris1408

    Defeat to GEJ and PDP. This is prelude to the major defeat next week. Oga Jona start packing oooooo

  • Sword of Damocles

    But please, before you turn off the lights, please return all our monies stolen by you & your other “patriotic” cronies(in da region of $20B, to Hell with PWC, they were recently fined $25million for manipulating an audit report, google am), or as they say, “tori go get k-leg”. I think the term we are all searching for as it relates to our “Ph.D” Commander in Chief, is CHECKMATE. Oya start to dey pack una load(it is never too early). early bird gets the worm.. Abeg make haste!!

    • Lenz

      True talk. But don’t let down your guard just yet.

      These people are men (and women) of unspeakable evil. They have a detailed script of fallback steps to ultimately violate the sanctity of the democratic process in Nigeria.

      Only God will ultimately see to it that they do not succeed. But people need to be very vigilant…

      • Sword of Damocles

        AMEN!!

  • ODOFIN, Lagos

    At last, the voice of reasoning has prevailed…the agents of darkness and instability pretending to be light can shut their mouth up. Rather than calling for postponement of election, they should go and collect their PVCs to vote. Otherwise, their candidate will lose woefully beyond redemption…

  • Lenz

    So… After all the noise-making of few months ago Aso Rock still allowed “Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal” to attend a Council of States meeting in his capacity as Speaker????

    Or in what capacity did they allow him attend this meeting if in fact he is no longer Speaker (as we have been repeatedly told by members of the Executive Branch and the IG of Police)?

    Also, from May 29 2011 when GEJ was sworn in until now — what have they been doing? (besides fighting Amaechi, stirring up strife within NGF, buying up every available jet for the presidency, etc.) When they knew that fours years from that time they need to put things in place for another election?

    I’m happily surprised at the Council’s decision. I didn’t know saner minds are prevailing these days. Yes, they can postpone elections in areas where it is not yet conducive to conduct them. But you cannot on the pretext of unpreparedness somewhere postpone elections everywhere — unless you have a premeditated ulterior agenda.

    • boliatepa

      Hope you come out of your coma after the election.

      • Lenz

        I’m sure you wouldn’t know since you will still be in yours…

  • GEJ just wasted his time and money by thinking IBB, Abdulsalam, Shonekan, Shagari will support him with a view to extending the polls. Obj refused to attend because he had finished the job a day before via the phone. You cannot ridicule a General and expect his juniors to support you.
    This is more or less a subtle warning to GEJ that he is being watched by the Generals.GEJ acted his clueless self by counting on the Maradona.OBJ could not have avoided the meeting if he had not finished the job.
    GEJ should please go and rest as the Kirikiri Maximum Presidential Suites prison, beckons. GEJ will be shocked to his marrow that these ragtag militants have already arranged themselves and families abroad.

    • Lenz

      But why is it sooooo hard to allow transition from one party to another in Africa? After all Ghana did it quietly and without any noise-making. What is wrong in Nigeria?

      I thought they said GEJ is a gentleman, a educated (PhD), etc.?

      • Muktsa

        And without doubt, such a transition can only deepened our democracy

      • hellistrue

        IF GOODLUCK REFUSED TO RESPECT HIS PHD , YOU WILL END UP LIKE LAWRENCE BAGO O F COEDEVOUR.

    • Mosaku 147

      Spot on. Nothing to add.

    • Yusuf

      ‘up until 11am of 26th August 1993 IBB was not intending to step down, until he turn and saw that the presidential guards were not there, then he realized he was no more the president’ Abacha ya yi tsiyar… I laughed when I read this article, it is typical of the military, U have to be fully prepared before u play the power game with them; You can make a guess after Feb 14

  • Wähala

    Hahahahhahahhahaaaa… Hahahahahhaahahahaa eeee!!
    The presence of Buhari is the beginning of, d’or bale for Kabiyesi, jare! My bet is those clowns all melted in the presence of Change. When news broke that Amaechi, Saraki ati Rochas will led into the meeting by Mai Gaskiya himself, I knew it was time to load up my fridge with odeku. Now it’s time for FFK, Metuh, Okupe ati Abati to test their bloated lies at the polls…
    And, time for the criminals in Marijuana Creeks to start cleaning their guns… now or never, shoot or shut-da-fcuk Up !!!

    • Gidi

      Hahaha…you are too much. I can’t stop laughing in the office at the moment. On a more serious note, what was the President thinking? Every 4 years we go through this process, where undemocratic cabals that feeds on FG largess are always plotting to truncate the constitution and the law of the land.

      Less we forget, 6 years ago, it was Yaradua’s kitchen cabinet who made an attempt to destroy the constitution; prior to that it was group of people advocating for OBJ 3rd term…. Have they not learn any lesson from all the previous failed attempts to truncate the law of the land?

      Jega must hold firm and conduct the election….the ball is now in Judicial court. Let us see if they will allow themselves to be used by waning politicians who are ready to render the nation into state of Anarchy

      • Yusuf

        they will not try it, they are only trying to buy tim

    • Mosaku 147

      God no go let you kill me with laugh. I can’t imagine how the fisherman’s son reacted on been informed the people’s General was at the gate. I no say im go don rush 2or3 shots of pure apeteshe and lady hippo for don run enter toilet go hide. Nigeria will certainly defeat this dumb skull.

    • Otile

      Iya yin panṣágà obinrin

      You are omo ale

  • boliatepa

    In attendance at the meeting were coup plotters and a handful of honorable men…

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    The Council of States happens to be only an advisory body whose decisions aren’t backed by the force of law. The decision to postpone or not postpone the elections is still that of the Administration in power. Elections MUST be postponed because INEC is not ready.

    • Mosaku 147

      Odeson mr oponu omo ale to kpe ra re ni omooba.

  • Nic2929

    Nigerians read between the lines…. This is part of the plan for PDP. do u guys really think PDP believe they will get a yes vote for elections to be postpone from the COS? NOOOOOOO! It’s a ploy to get the nation talking about it, it is not PDP master plan e….come feb. 15th, Buhari cannot and never be president of Nigeria. Think.

  • jamilddy

    Please fellow 9ja are we only dd democratic country,? wen it comes to election the skies hasten and angry rulers shows therre grreeedy outwardly.we judge vy action not terms.

  • the truth

    My presidoo, please stop wasting your time on this country called Nigeria. It’s either they allow you complete your second term or get ready to loose the entire east. Thank God the Biafran neigbours have seen what the great general [OJUKWU] saw 50yrs ago and are ready to fight for their right now. We the Biafrans are watching closely.

    • Sword of Damocles

      hahahaha!!, I go die oh!! Chief Zebrudiah, na ya eye be dis?

    • Nigerian

      My friend, Mr. “the truth” so now the truth is out. No more hiding under “Neutrality”.

    • Deltans

      Are you a Biafran or a Biafran Neighbour? Elaborate please

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      Anuofia! Why didn’t you support the East in the Biafra campaign? Where your people one of the sabos that betrayed the cause. Anyhow the change for better Nigeria is a nationwide movement that cannot be stopped by any force on this planet.
      Jonathan had a chance for 6 years but he blew it all in the alter of corruption and incompetence.

      Time for Jonathan to retire and enjoy his STOLEN billions of dollars.

    • peace.

      hahahah, only a pool who never witness war wll wish and call for war. go and ask ur grannies ooooo. they have alot to tell u.

    • peace.

      if i may ask u mr. the truth, did u really understand what ia all abaut democracy and election. GEJ is allowed to contest, bt the issue here is to be vote by nigerian not only PDP as a party, if he re elected by nigerians no one can denies his victory. Go and read ur book properly jareee

    • Maitama Tambari.

      Day dreaming, and dreamers.

    • Abate Dokpu

      Provided your Biafra is limited to your Igbo states, including the Ijaws if they so desire which I very much doubt.. Please don’t even dream of including other South South states in your bogus dream.

    • George Ager.A

      Shut up! you sabi shoot?

    • Olu Ade

      The dog wey go lost no dey hear the whistle of the hunter…Ride on but don’t forget that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Its like a woman who is eager to divorce a good husband thinking that it will be all roses and freedom after then but until she tries another man and knows that you don’t appreciate what you have until you loose it. Are you better off being in Nigeria? Food for thought before you get carried away with your raw and misplaced emotions.

      Democracy is a game of numbers, we gave your man the benefit of the doubt in 2011 and we voted for him en mass, unfortunately he scored F9 and Majority of Nigerians are moving on. The number favoured you in 2011 (you did not have to threaten), now it doesn’t and it can not be changed by people like Asari Dokubo threatening war if we dont vote for his man…its like daring God…

      • Guest

        Your logic and analogy is flawed

    • Guguru

      the truth,

      News Flash: Biafra no longer exists and will never exist again. The current crop of Igbo people are not as intelligent as Ojukwu and his counterparts who made that war possible.

    • True Nigerian

      Which Biafran? Is it only you that is Igbo. I am Igbo too, and as far as I am concerned, your views on Jonathan have no meaning to my mind. Jonathan is a failed idea, an utterly failed idea. I don’t care where he comes from. He has to go! I marched on the streets to demand for a Jonathan presidency in 2009/2010. But suddenly, you think I don’t have a right to vote him out. That is silly! Jonathan will go and nothing will happen.

      I am Igbo too, and this is the last thing I will consider fighting for. It is like fighting for a worthless stuff. I am not that stoopid. If you are, congratulations! Utter rubbish! I don’t know how people like you get enough education to write clearly, but never enough education to think critically and selflessly!

  • SAM .A

    New Nigeria is about to be born, it has just passed the terminal period of pregnancy, very difficult , confused and suspicious stage.,The midwife is very experienced.its expected stage of Delivery is FeBuhari 14th 2015. The elders of the community had just confirmed this anxious date,after Jega the midwife assured them.
    The name of the Baby is Victory Buhari Osinbajo , the placenta will be taken to Otuoke to do the needful.
    The e-rats and PDPigs lead by FFK, Abati, Bastard Okupe & Metu shall carry the placenta on their head to Otuoke.
    Tompolo, Asari Tokubo, Boy loat & kuku will dig the hole to bury their sorrow.
    There will be nation wide jubilation and love on Valentine day for Baby Victory Buhari Osinbajo.

    • tyson

      Prof. Wole Soyinka

      Practically everything about the atrocities of Mohammadu Buhari is in the public domain and one is not going to regurgitate them. But one is presently concerned about his soullessness and wickedness. Any human being who professed disdain for “the Truth” as Buhari did in 1984 is a soulless person. Buhari told Nigerian journalists in 1984 that it did not matter if they wrote and printed “true” stories, if he Buhari or his administration did not like it, they would be jailed. Soulless Buhari went ahead, after jailing Tunde Thompson and Nduka Irabor, to promulgate pro-active laws to murder three innocent Nigerians – Lawal Ojuolape, Bernard Ogedegbe and Bartholomew Owoh. He has never shown any remorse and he has never apologized.

      It was under the Buhari administration that Nigerians first queued for what was then known and called “essential commodities” such as milk, sugar and beverages. Buhari never showed mercy. Rather he gloated, intimidated, threatened and persecuted. He was really mean and cruel to Nigerians. Worse of all, he has not changed a bit. Those who are postulating that he could not do that under a democratic set up are being naïve and uncritical in their thinking. Such people are oblivious of the power of the Nigerian presidency which is imperial in nature and dictatorial in character. The fact that Jonathan is a weakling as a President is irrelevant.

      He allowed Umaru Dikko and Ubah Ahmed (who was actually arrested and detained) to escape to London after the coup of 1983. But because Umaru Dikko would always run his mouth and he was criticizing Buhari’s administration in London, Buhari decided to crate him like a merchandize and have him imported to Nigeria. If not for the vigilance of the always culpable British government, the Nigerian Customs were getting ready to clear Dikko as an expensive luggage. It would be a travesty and a tragedy rolled into one, to have Buhari as the President of Nigeria. Buhari is a dangerous being not fit for any decent society. To install an iniquitous person like him as the President of Nigeria is a disaster waiting to happen.

      “The grounds on which General Buhari is being promoted as the alternative choice are not only shaky, but pitifully naive. History matters. Records are not kept simply to assist the weakness of memory, but to operate as guides to the future.–WHAT A SHAME

      • George Ager.A

        Have you finished writing? History student……..

      • hellistrue

        I SUSPECT YOU ARE A THIEF OR AN ARM ROBBER OR YOU ARE AMONG THOSE WHO ENJOY STEALING GOVERNMENT MONEY . GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH ABILITY TO READ AND WRITE , WE KNOW WHAT IS CALLED propaganda WHEN WE SEE IT . YOURS IS A propaganda ONLY A MORON WILL BELIEVE IN YOUR PROPAGANDA.

      • ICC Hague

        Stop wasting your time, your mentor have tried all the lies and propaganda did not work, stop disturbing Nigerians have already decided to vote Buhari, if you like go and waste your vote on Incompetent GEJ nobody cares.

  • Okey

    Premium Times, your report is blatant falsity. The Council advised INEC to liaise with stakeholders (i.e. its RECs, political parties and the security) before making a date conclusive.

    • tyson

      TOLD THEM AGAIN—IN APC———-FOR THEY CAN TURN A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION—INTO A GRADE TWO TEACHERS CERTIFICATE—FROM KENYA EVEN–NO OLUWOLE LAGOS——-NEAR TINUBU SQUARE————-LET THE MAN WHO WANTS TO CHANGE NIGERIA AND OUR CHILDREN FIRST CHANGE HIMSELF

      • Mosaku 147

        O fe ke,oro noo dun.

      • AIYEKOTO

        Grade two teacher’s certificate is better than Port Harcourt Diploma (PhD) and Minister of power who is a Professor of electricity producing Mega Watts of darkness for Nigerians.

    • Maitama Tambari

      Would that change the substance of the decision? NO. Was there a substantive dispute with the date? NO. Distribution of PVC to eligible voters is the issue which INEC promised, not once or twice, that PVC would be distributed with the extension of closing date. Progressive Governors promised declaration of work free days for their citizens to collect their cards. Do not therefore put your confusing assertion at the door step of PREMIUM TIMES. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

      • Okey

        “Progressive.” You will humour yourself to stupor !

        A move from sick-bed to mortuary is “Change,” a profound one at that !

        • hellistrue

          Take it easy so that hypotension will not kill you.

          • Okey

            Thanks, dear brother. I am glad you realize that a degeneration from serenity of the mind and body to a hypertensive one is “Change,” but an unwanted one. Thanks most sincerely !

    • Nasiru Muhammad

      I am sorry that you are seriously disappointed in all of this saga. I believe you are a GEJ apologist, but your time is off.

      • Okey

        apolo wetin ? I will only appeal to you not to resort to your ISIS way as you did in 2011, killing 0ver 2000 including 12 innocent Youth Corpers, knowing that is in your psyche and blood.

  • tyson

    Those with “calcified memory” who are turning History on its head by revising it and painting a villain like Buhari in glowing terms are destroying the future of Nigeria and its peoples. They are essentially saying that it does not matter how crooked and criminally tendentious you are in your trajectory you could still be rewarded with leadership position. It means an Ibrahim Babangida, if young and healthy enough, able to buy the press and engineer an effective propaganda to spread falsehood, could come back and rule Nigeria tomorrow. It means that a Sanni Abacha, if he was alive and well, and able to do the same, could come back and rule Nigeria. It means that all the things we teach our children – the difference between evil and good – mean nothing. It then portends that very soon, we will be grabbing armed robbers and assassins from the streets to rule over us!

    “To deprive a people of volition in their own political direction is to turn a nation into a colony of slaves. Buhari enslaved the nation. He gloated and gloried in a master-slave relation to the millions of its inhabitants. It is astonishing to find that the same former slaves, now free of their chains, should clamour to be ruled by one who not only turned their nation into a slave plantation, but forbade them any discussion of their condition.”
    – Prof. Wole Soyinka

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      SEE HOW YOUR MASTERS GLORIFY GMB.
      General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, has received another powerful international endorsement, this time from The Economist.

      In an editorial in its edition dated February 7, 2015, the respected newsmagazine recalls Buhari’s previous leadership of Nigeria through a coup d’etat, saying his rule was “nasty, brutish and mercifully short.”

      “Should a former dictator with such a record be offered another chance?” it asked, answering that surprisingly, many Nigerians think he should.

      “One reason is that, in a country where ministers routinely wear wristwatches worth many times their annual salary, Mr Buhari is a sandal-wearing ascetic with a record of fighting corruption. Few nowadays question his commitment to democracy or expect him to turn autocratic: he has repeatedly stood for election and accepted the outcome when he lost.”

      It said that despite the many questions hanging over Buhari’s military leadership, it chooses him over Jonathan, who lamentably risks presiding over Nigeria’s bloody fragmentation.

      Nigerian voters, it asserted, have many reasons to send Jonathan packing, dismissing him as “an utter failure”, and the PDP’s reign, since 1999, as a sorry one.

      “Mr Jonathan has shown little willingness to tackle endemic corruption,” the magazine said. “When the governor of the central bank reported that $20 billion had been stolen, his reward was to be sacked. Worse, on Mr Jonathan’s watch much of the north of the country has been in flames.”

      Of the former Head of State’s prospects, The Economist said: “If Mr Buhari can save Nigeria, history might even be kind to him.”

      The Editorial

      A former dictator is a better choice than a failed president
      . RTY

    • hellistrue

      DO NOT COPY AND PASTE , USE YOUR OWN BRAIN, THE MAN THAT CALLED ABUJA A SLUM SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
      Prof . Wole Soyinka said Abuja is a slum .

      • AIYEKOTO

        Tyson has not copied and pasted. He has invented false statements and credit them to Wole Soyinka. Those of us who are acquainted with Wole Soyinka’s literary works can detect immediately that Tyson’s quotation is a fraud which does not reflect Soyinka’s English.

    • Prof Wole Soyinka’s quote is more appropriate to Jonathan’s despicable rule of the last 6 years and to his supporters who want him for another 4 more years. I know Prof Wole Soyinka is more sympathetic to Jonathan because of their cult affiliations, Soyinka to the Pirate cult and Jonathan to the Egbesu cult. BREAKING NEWS: Council of States shot down the attempt of Friends and supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan under the aegis of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly (SNPA) to make Jonathan a life president. Fe Buhari, Love Buhari, FeBuhari 14, 2015 Vote Buhari, DESTROYER of Maitatsine and Boko Haram, as President of Nigeria.

    • Yusuf

      armed robbers have already being in the helm of affairs for the past 6yrs, that is the reason why your so called tyrant have become our saint. If u like drink engine oil

    • ICC Hague

      God already answered the prayers of NIgerian masses and now taking back their country from criminals and looters, they have their days for the past 6 years, the remaining years is for the Nigerian masses to enjoy governance and their resources, enough enslavement by criminals. If you belong to the looters club, sorry no chance for you again. The new Nigeria under Buhari is for the upright people, if you dont want to enjoy good governance, you can simply take sulphuric acid.

  • Intrepid

    All those becoming hysterical with this announcement, should realise there is no way, Buhari can defeat Johnathan with only two geopolitical zones, one of which he is not even 100% sure of securing. Think mathematically my people.

    • Mosaku 147

      Sharapppp their! go sleep sef as your talk no sweet.

      • Intrepid

        What do you mean by sharaap? this forum is not meant for Oshodi area boys.

        • Olatunde Arowolo

          Whatever and until then,on feBUHARI 14 we stand.Watch out!

  • THE MENG(RTD)

    PREMIUM TIMES CAN WELL GO TO HELL AND BURN FOR ETERNITY FOR ALL I CARE.BUSYBODIES!!!!

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, has received another powerful international endorsement, this time from The Economist.

    In an editorial in its edition dated February 7, 2015, the respected newsmagazine recalls Buhari’s previous leadership of Nigeria through a coup d’etat, saying his rule was “nasty, brutish and mercifully short.”

    “Should a former dictator with such a record be offered another chance?” it asked, answering that surprisingly, many Nigerians think he should.

    “One reason is that, in a country where ministers routinely wear wristwatches worth many times their annual salary, Mr Buhari is a sandal-wearing ascetic with a record of fighting corruption. Few nowadays question his commitment to democracy or expect him to turn autocratic: he has repeatedly stood for election and accepted the outcome when he lost.”

    It said that despite the many questions hanging over Buhari’s military leadership, it chooses him over Jonathan, who lamentably risks presiding over Nigeria’s bloody fragmentation.

    Nigerian voters, it asserted, have many reasons to send Jonathan packing, dismissing him as “an utter failure”, and the PDP’s reign, since 1999, as a sorry one.

    “Mr Jonathan has shown little willingness to tackle endemic corruption,” the magazine said. “When the governor of the central bank reported that $20 billion had been stolen, his reward was to be sacked. Worse, on Mr Jonathan’s watch much of the north of the country has been in flames.”

    Of the former Head of State’s prospects, The Economist said: “If Mr Buhari can save Nigeria, history might even be kind to him.”

    The Editorial…….

    A former dictator is a better choice than a failed president

    • tyson

      Those with “calcified memory” who are turning History on its head by revising it and painting a villain like Buhari in glowing terms are destroying the future of Nigeria and its peoples. They are essentially saying that it does not matter how crooked and criminally tendentious you are in your trajectory you could still be rewarded with leadership position. It means an Ibrahim Babangida, if young and healthy enough, able to buy the press and engineer an effective propaganda to spread falsehood, could come back and rule Nigeria tomorrow. It means that a Sanni Abacha, if he was alive and well, and able to do the same, could come back and rule Nigeria. It means that all the things we teach our children – the difference between evil and good – mean nothing. It then portends that very soon, we will be grabbing armed robbers and assassins from the streets to rule over us!

      “To deprive a people of volition in their own political direction is to turn a nation into a colony of slaves. Buhari enslaved the nation. He gloated and gloried in a master-slave relation to the millions of its inhabitants. It is astonishing to find that the same former slaves, now free of their chains, should clamour to be ruled by one who not only turned their nation into a slave plantation, but forbade them any discussion of their condition.”
      – Prof. Wole Soyinka

  • Guguru

    Finally, desperation has been stopped momentarily in its track.

  • Guguru

    Nigerians should strive to help collect the body bags of PDP adherents who are disappointed with this news. Many of them may commit suicide because the election cannot be postponed for Jonathan to rig the outcome.

    • tyson

      Those with “calcified memory” who are turning History on its head by revising it and painting a villain like Buhari in glowing terms are destroying the future of Nigeria and its peoples. They are essentially saying that it does not matter how crooked and criminally tendentious you are in your trajectory you could still be rewarded with leadership position. It means an Ibrahim Babangida, if young and healthy enough, able to buy the press and engineer an effective propaganda to spread falsehood, could come back and rule Nigeria tomorrow. It means that a Sanni Abacha, if he was alive and well, and able to do the same, could come back and rule Nigeria. It means that all the things we teach our children – the difference between evil and good – mean nothing. It then portends that very soon, we will be grabbing armed robbers and assassins from the streets to rule over us!

      “To deprive a people of volition in their own political direction is to turn a nation into a colony of slaves. Buhari enslaved the nation. He gloated and gloried in a master-slave relation to the millions of its inhabitants. It is astonishing to find that the same former slaves, now free of their chains, should clamour to be ruled by one who not only turned their nation into a slave plantation, but forbade them any discussion of their condition.”what a shame
      – Prof. Wole Soyinka

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    The Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria have remained quiet over an allegation that some pastors have collected N6bn to campaign against the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)

    As of press time, both CAN and its affiliate, PFN, had yet to issue any statement on the allegation.
    VB

  • Yusuf

    all options exhausted, we await the very last on Feb 9, Feb 14 is no more an issue for us. Nigeria must join the league of developed nations

  • Investigator

    DID NIGERIA’S COUNCIL OF STATE REMOVE THE MORE OBVIOUS
    OBSTACLE TO THE ELECTION HOLDING ON 14TH FEBRUARY –
    SINCE ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES CAN BE ON THE BALLOT,
    AND GIVEN THAT BALLOT PAPERS MUST BE QUICKLY PRINTED –
    BY SERIOUSLY ASKING THIS SIMPLEST QUESTION OF ALL, VIZ:

    • ICC Hague

      #GEJ PhD THESIS PLS.

    • Arewabetter

      The obstacle to holding the forthcoming presidential election is already in court. Let it remain there! The first hearing is scheduled on the 9th February. Oh, you will tell me that the Nigerian Judiciary is controlled by the Northerners or by the Hausas, Fulanis and Yoruba’s, so the matter will be ruled in favour of GMB. If that is your argument, then you are left with the International Court of Justice. (ICJ) Please, drag GMB’s certificate case to the ICJ. Good luck in your endeavours to execute such a plan!

    • checkmate

      CHANGE HAS COME!!!

  • favourtalk

    The deed has been done already, the country needs change and the council just gave us a chance to do the needful in the next two weeks, that is the major prayer and faith we have now because we wants a better nation and society for nigeria

  • jazz man

    It all started when PDP govt and members are busy stealing our resources…
    GMB seize that opportunity to organize and merge their party successfully.
    Set a manifesto that becomes accepted and accredited all over the nation.
    Organized a primary election 1st of its kind in naija African history.
    initiate a change logo that stands and welcomed by most.
    After seeing this over taking in high speed..
    PDP come up with so many evil plans to destroy the successful movement.
    0. State of emergency 3 yrs…fails
    1. certificates issues……..fails
    2. health issues…….. Fails
    3. PTF issues…………… Fails
    4. Debates issues….. Reject
    5.INEC DATA issues…. Wrong accusations
    6.Bauchi mishaps…….. Inside job
    7.protesters against election…. Fail
    8. Election postponed……… Rejected,, most hold
    9. War declaration…….. No fears
    10. State elders meeting…. Fails
    This are among the EVIL plan PDP ignorantly displays as plan B…time off GEJ..you have shoes now try any sports of ur choice..

  • ICC Hague

    God has already answered the prayers of Nigerian masses and now taking back their country from criminals and looters, they criminals had their days for the past 6 years, the remaining years is for the Nigerian masses to enjoy governance and their resources, enough enslavement by criminals.The Nigerian masses have decided to elect one of their own Buhari to emancipate them from the grip of the looters and criminals. How can a right thinking leader with a so called PhD for selfish interest thought of postponing election because he is going to loose, without thinking about the consequences, especially the security of the country and the future generation. You cant ask the referee to shift the goal post at the middle of the game because you are loosing to an opponent, that is irresponsibility to the highest order. GEJ should reflect back from the past leaders who tried to do this dirty game how the end up dead or disgraced. Leaders like lauren bagbo, Bless compore, Gaddafi, Saddam etc. The only honourable thing you can do is dance to the tune of Nigerians to earn your credibility both nationally and internationally allow the democratic process to take place conduct free and fair election and hand over to the masses choice Buhari. Ghana has done it that is why obama visited them and refuse to come to Nigeria. recently, Sri lanca and Greece conducted free and fair election and handed over power to their pollitical opponents. If you continue to listine to patience, dazieny , clerk, ekweme asari Dokuba, tompolo, okupe etc, just protecting their interest, when you will be suffering none of them will come to your aid. we are calling the UN, US, UK to prevail on Jonathan to do the needful to avoid throwing the country into chaos. meanwhile we in the ICC Hague are ready for your prosecution for any crises arise as result of your action. A word to the wise is enough.

    • Bio

      Sooner or Later your name will change to ICI HATE. Go back to sleep and wake up,listen to yourself and speak again to the Glory of the POSTERITY to come. Men’s hearts have been Mortgaged,the future seems Blink if men of good will stay back in the face Inequality and sectional HATE POLITICS.

    • tyson

      ask Buhari to show us his certificate how he enlisted into the army–period–is tinubu the one to clean up corruption in Nigeria–u must be insane to believe that—————a drug convict can try corrupt officials in Nigerian.–the only person Buhari will put into jail is Jonathan and not thieves like Amaechi

      • ICC Hague

        You are still using the old propaganda that refuse to be sold to Nigerians, PDP have already left you behind, even their latest propaganda of election postponement is a foregone issue now. For your health dont try to get BP because of GEJ failure.

  • Olatunde Arowolo

    On feBUHARI 14 we stand.chikena!

    • tyson

      did any hold the hands of the yorubas—not to vote for Buhari–or the spirt of akintola and abiola———who were killed by the fulanis

    • Ninimo

      ‘fe’ in my dialect and in Hebrew means swine dung. Now, translating literally, your feBUHARI means, ‘Swine dung BUHARI’…and therefore what you are saying is that on Swine dung will you stand. No be me and you. God forbit bad thing.

      • Factual

        CALL IT WHATEVER MR. HEBREW. IT’S TOO LATE.

  • tyson

    There are two main contenders for the Presidency in this election. The analyzed data above depicts a worrying trend. Voters in the zones that tend to support President Goodluck Jonathan are massively disenfranchised by the application of the so-called PVCs debacle, 40% to 50% of voters in the these regions who are lawfully and duly registered to vote will be denied their right to vote by INEC.
    “That is nearly half of the support base of the President, simply nullified by administrative (failure) prior to the election. By comparison, the zones that tend to support Buhari are handed a massive voter advantage, nearly 80% of his support base will be allowed to cast their votes by INEC.

    • tyson

      Those with “calcified memory” who are turning History on its head by revising it and painting a villain like Buhari in glowing terms are destroying the future of Nigeria and its peoples. They are essentially saying that it does not matter how crooked and criminally tendentious you are in your trajectory you could still be rewarded with leadership position. It means an Ibrahim Babangida, if young and healthy enough, able to buy the press and engineer an effective propaganda to spread falsehood, could come back and rule Nigeria tomorrow. It means that a Sanni Abacha, if he was alive and well, and able to do the same, could come back and rule Nigeria. It means that all the things we teach our children – the difference between evil and good – mean nothing. It then portends that very soon, we will be grabbing armed robbers and assassins from the streets to rule over us!

      “To deprive a people of volition in their own political direction is to turn a nation into a colony of slaves. Buhari enslaved the nation. He gloated and gloried in a master-slave relation to the millions of its inhabitants. It is astonishing to find that the same former slaves, now free of their chains, should clamour to be ruled by one who not only turned their nation into a slave plantation, but forbade them any discussion of their condition.”
      – Prof. Wole Soyinka

  • chidex

    LETTER FROM SHEHU SHAGARI TO BUHARI My moslem brother,you truncated democracy with a dastardly coup and took away power from me..You made me to suffer,and you took away my opportunity to RULE Nigeria. You said you do not want democracy in Nigeria.. The same democracy you truncated, you are fighting hard to get with desperation and diabolical power..Buhari, you will suffer hard in the hand of Tinubu, who will use and dump you as he did to Nehu Ribadu..2011 you cried publicly when you lost election,and you made provocative statements that you will make Nigeria ungovernable for pres’Jonathan, which erupted into post election violence, that brought Boko Haram into existence, over 500 innocent Nigerians died instantly,their blood is still crying for vengeance on your head. Buhari, you will never rule Nigeria again..

    • ICC Hague

      God has already answered the prayers of Nigerian masses and now taking back
      their country from criminals and looters, they have their days for the
      past 6 years, the remaining years is for the Nigerian masses to enjoy
      governance and their resources, enough enslavement by criminals. If you
      belong to the looters club, sorry no chance for you again. The new
      Nigeria under Buhari is for the upright people, if you dont want to
      enjoy good governance, you can simply take sulphuric acid.

  • Truth Be Told

    “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood…Revolution is inevitable in 2015 if I lose.” – M.BUHARI

    “The next election is likely to be violent and many people are likely going to die…”- Nasiru El-RUFIA

    “I am putting Jonathan on notice that he must leave office come 2015.”- Mr Ango ABDULAHI

    “If Jonathan insists on running, there will be bloodshed…His running will amount to taking northerners for a ride. So, there will be bloodshed.” – Junaid MUHAMMED

    “You ‘rig & roast’…” – Malam Bola TINUBU

    QUESTION:
    Still wondering why the bombs keep coming? The jobless & irresponsible Terrorist vampire politicians need to explain. Pollution in Ogoni land continues unabated as it is everywhere in the Niger Delta as the irresponsible environmental terrorist oil companies continue to decimate and threaten the existence of the Niger Delta nation, and other Nigerians are looking,,,How much long will the Niger Delta tolerate Nigeria…How much more will Nigerians have to tolerate incessant threats from the North & its so called leaders.?

    • thusspokez

      What is new? Nigerians always use threats instead of intellect.