#NigeriaDecides: Meet Nigeria’s new 107 Senators-elect

Nigeria's Senate Chamber, otherwise known as the Red Chamber

A new Senate was elected for Nigeria on March 28 just as a brand new president and members of the House of Representatives were chosen.

Nigeria has 109-member Senate but elections in two constituencies – Delta Central and Edo South – are inconclusive.

Below is the full list of the new Senators-elect. Read detailed analysis about the new senate HERE and HERE.

NAMECONSTITUENCYPARTY
Bassey Albert Akpan A/Ibom NorthPDP
Nelson Effiong A/Ibom SouthPDP
Godswill Akpabio A/Ibom WestPDP
Theodore Orji Abia CentralPDP
Mao Ohuabunwa Abia NorthPDP
Enyinnaya Abaribe Abia SouthPDP
Abdul Aziz Murtala Nyako Adamawa CentralAPC
Binta Masi Garba Adamawa NorthAPC
Ahmadu Abubakar Adamawa SouthAPC
Uche Ekwunife Anambra CentralPDP
Stella Oduah Anambra NorthPDP
Andy Uba Anambra SouthPDP
Isah Hamma Misau Bauchi CentralAPC
Suleiman Nazif Bauchi NorthAPC
Ali Wakili Bauchi SouthAPC
Emanuel Paulker Bayelsa CentralPDP
Ben Murray-Bruce Bayelsa EastPDP
Ogola Foster Bayelsa WestPDP
Barnabas Gemade Benue EastAPC
David Mark Benue SouthPDP
Akume George Benue WestAPC
Ahmad Zannah Borno CentralAPC
Abubakar Kyari Borno NorthAPC
Ali Ndume Borno SouthAPC
Gershom Bassey C/River SouthPDP
John Enoh Cross River CentralPDP
Rose Oko Cross River NorthPDP
INCONCLUSIVE Delta CentralINCONCLUSIVE
Peter Nwaboshi Delta NorthPDP
James Manager Delta SouthPDP
Ogba Joseph Ebonyi CentralPDP
Samuel Egwu Ebonyi NorthPDP
Sunday Oji Ebonyi SouthPDP
Clifford Ordia Edo CentralPDP
Francis Alimikhena Edo NorthAPC
INCONCLUSIVE Edo SouthINCONCLUSIVE
Fatimat Raji-Rasaki Ekiti CentralPDP
Duro Faseyi Ekiti NorthPDP
Biodun Olujimi Ekiti SouthPDP
Gilbert Nnaji Enugu EastPDP
Utazi Chukwuka Enugu NorthPDP
Ike Ekweremadu Enugu WestPDP
Philips Aduda FCTPDP
Goje Danjuma Gombe CentralAPC
Bayero Nafada Gombe NorthAPC
Joshua Lidani Gombe SouthAPC
Samuel Anyanwu Imo East PDP
Achonu Nneji Imo NorthPDP
Uzodinma Goodhope Imo WestPDP
Muhammad Shitu Jigawa N/EastAPC
Abubakar Gumel Jigawa N/WestAPC
Sabo Mohammed Jigawa S/WestAPC
Shehu Sani Kaduna CentralAPC
Suleiman Hunkuyi Kaduna NorthAPC
Danjuma La’ah Kaduna SouthPDP
Rabiu Kwankwaso Kano CentralAPC
Barau Jibrin Kano NorthAPC
Kabiru Gaya Kano SouthAPC
Umaru Kurfi Katsina CentralAPC
Mustapha Bukar Katsina NorthAPC
Abu Ibrahim Katsina SouthAPC
Adamu Aliero Kebbi CentralAPC
Yahaya Abdullahi Kebbi NorthAPC
Bala Ibn Na’allah Kebbi SouthAPC
Abdulsalami Ohiare Kogi CentralAPC
Abdulrahman Abubakar Kogi EastAPC
Dino Melaye Kogi WestAPC
Bukola Saraki Kwara CentralAPC
Shaába Lafiagi Kwara NorthAPC
Rafiu Ibrahim Kwara SouthAPC
Oluremi Tinubu Lagos CentralAPC
Olugbenga Ashafa Lagos EastAPC
Adeola Olamilekan Lagos WestAPC
Philip Aruwa Gyunka Nasarawa NorthPDP
Salihu Hussain Egye Nasarawa SouthAPC
Abdullahi Adamu Nasarawa WestAPC
David Umaru Niger EastAPC
Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi Niger NorthAPC
Mustapha Sani Niger SouthAPC
Olanrewaju Tejuoso Ogun CentralAPC
Buruji Kashamu Ogun EastPDP
Gbolahan Dada Ogun WestAPC
Tayo Alasoadura Ondo CentralAPC
Ajayi Boroffice Ondo NorthAPC
Yele Omogunwa Ondo SouthAPC
Olusola Adeyeye Osun CentralAPC
Babajide Omoworare Osun EastAPC
Isiaka Adeleke Osun WestAPC
Monsurat Sunmonu Oyo CentralAPC
Buhari Abdulfatai Oyo NorthAPC
Adesoji Akanbi Oyo SouthAPC
Jeremiah Useni Plareau SouthPDP
Joshua Dariye Plateau CentralPDP
Jang Jonah Plateau NorthPDP
George Sekibo Rivers EastPDP
Olaka Nwogu Rivers S/EastPDP
Osinakachukwu Ideozu Rivers WestPDP
Ibrahim Gobir Sokoto EastAPC
Aliyu Wamakko Sokoto NorthAPC
Ibrahim Abdullahi Sokoto SouthAPC
Bashir Marafa Taraba CentralPDP
Abubakar Sani Danladi Taraba NorthPDP
Emmanuel Bwacha Taraba SouthPDP
Bukar Baba Ibrahim Yobe EastAPC
Ahmad Lawan Yobe NorthAPC
Mohammed Hasan Yobe SouthPDP
Ahmed Rufai Sani Zamfar WestAPC
Kabir Garba Marafa Zamfara CentralAPC
Tijjani Yahaya Kaura Zamfara NorthAPC

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  • udi

    Northern Nigeria now has another name. It is now the APC region of Nigeria. Na wa O!
    This thing looks to me like rigged election or something like tribalism of Hausa people.

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      SE and SS now have another name:it’s now the PDPigs region of Nigeria. Na wa O!
      This thing looks to me like rigged election or something like tribalism of Ijaw and Ibo people

      • Naira

        Thank you for giving the right answer to this mumu.

        • Hausa/Fulani man

          In addition The only slaves in Nigeria today are your people ,the courageous Yoruba are the masters of Nigeria while the ijaws/ibos are the cowards

          • Naira

            Eaxaclty.

          • Effiong

            The Yorubas are Courageous?….I beg make you no let people hear o!

            Generals Diya & Adisa on their two knees crying and begging Major Mustapha with tears running from their eyes and slimy spittle from their mouth forming a pool of water nearby. Is that the courage you refer to? The video is on youtube – and you can’t lie about it or deny it.

            By the way, where is the Oba of Ilorin? Still hiding in the bush? Courageous people. ‘Slaverily’ courageous!!..Mugu!

          • famaks

            So u di and Co survive shock. I thank God for sparring you guys. But stop your hate campaign be a good looser at least, GEJ may not be a good C in C but he took best and only sensible option.

          • Jesus soldier

            Brother, lets stop ds i beg .study south sSudan and Central African Republic and you go ds way again

      • Mute

        …and the North & West have no other name. They are called lazy endemic PARASITES.

        • kingbaabu

          Wait are you telling me that Shell, Chevron, Exxonmobil are all now owned and run by South-Southerners? or maybe you guys planted the oil in the ground. The next time you accuse another man of laziness remember that a natural resource is what it is, natural and not man-made. Don’t glorify it to the level of human capital.

        • Tunji Olarewaju

          Parasites?Mumu,how come an Ibo man won an election in Lagos and no other tribe won in the SE or SS?Go back to your creeks and jungles,monkey

    • I Hate Sycophant Truly

      But do you take time to stroll through the south south and south east result and place them the way you did to northern region?

  • _Proudly Niger Deltan

    WHY THE SOUTH-SOUTH (NIGER DELTA) SHOULD DEMAND SECESSION
    =========================================================
    Why should the Niger Delta remain part of Nigeria? Why when no matter how brilliant or educated you are, one primary school certificate holder and illiterate with no record of achievement will be selected or elected based on his region of origin?

    I refer to the Urhobos, Ijaws, Izons, Efiks, Isokos, Ibibios, Edos, Ikwerre, tc etc etc?…..they don’t even stand a chance of being a VP. The only way to get a VP position is to blow up oil wells and as a VP the only way you become a President however brilliant, is to hope that the President dies of old age.

    Will an Oshiomhole ever become Senate President? Will APC ever nominate a South South man for presidency under normal circumstances? The answer is NO! We all know if Yar adua did not die, Jonathan would never get there. Why? Because he is from the South South. Is this a country?

    Why then should I be proud to be a Nigerian? No. It makes no sense whatsoever – that you own the resources and that the regions that own nothing turn around and use terrorism, religion and unholy regional alliance to hijack power…and now they begin to share positions…
    Will the Niger Delta look on? Its time to take action. Time to chart a new order of prosperity for the Niger Delta people by the Niger Deltans. We can not accept second class citizen status anywhere on earth not to talk of in Nigeria. So, we need a referendum for Self Determination and a separate country.

    Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of JUSTICE & EQUITY.

    • Chijioke

      @Niger Delta

      Are Niger Deltans Nigerians?
      Let’s be frank! Get your own country because The Hausa / Yoruba are out to embezzle and loot all your resources. Remember they are the ones who introduced corruption. But we told you during the Civil war but some of your people did not believe in Biafra. See how the Hausa/Yoruba treat your people now? Goodmorning to you. But it is good you know. Then do something. We the Igbos have our plans.

      • Aparicion De La Todocampista

        Plans? Lmao! You are still going to fail because your whole race is a failure.

    • Aparicion De La Todocampista

      We’re not done tapping your oil yet, maybe in 10 years when it is utterly useless we will gladly let you go.

    • Jesus soldier

      If granted another Efik for instance will see reason to secessed from Ijaw, ask south Sudan their state after secession.

  • Northerner

    Dayuuuuum!
    SS and SE all PDP!!!?

    Totally rigged!
    Shame on Jonothing!

  • Okey

    These hungry, angry and desperately office-seeking so-called Igbo leaders should be honest to themselves to say that they are desperately seeking to save or protect themselves for April 11. They should face their ambition and mission with the sincerity it deserves. They should be mindful not to make the mistake of interpreting Igbos as fools, otherwise Ndigbo will visit their anger on them come April 11.

    All along, these self-seeking Igbos had always praised the Yoruba for remaining steadfast to the ideal of one-united-entity for not only political relevance but bargaining. The Yoruba built that pedigree and out of it came the beautiful bride that must be reckoned with by anybody or block seeking anything today in Nigeria. But today, desperately office seeking elements among the Igbo are poo-pooing the very strategy that gave their compatriots a stronger bargaining power; a strategy they (Igbo elements) have always envied of and commended the Yoruba for. They will rather have an Igbo nation with disparate, unidentifiable stand and mission that will serve only the interest of the few.

    What is wrong with having the entire Igbo only in APGA ? Or will any PDP candidate in 2019 dismiss the Igbo race with a wave of the hand ? Must we only be concerned (aptly, condemned) to being Speaker or Senate President now, 2019 and forever ? Is there any place in the Nigerian Constitution that says the Office of the Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives must come from the party in majority ? Hasn’t there been in this country a Speaker of the House of Representatives who emerged from a minority party ? Or, will revenue allocation to Igbo land cease because they are not APC ? Or, worse case scenario, will their properties all over Nigeria be now declared “Abandoned” on account of their election decision-making “crime” ?

    My surmise is, the joke is on them – Buhari and APC. If Gen. Buhari who says he is coming to better the wrongs of Jonathan will start that by excluding Ndigbo, so be it. As brother Samuel Offia said elsewhere, the “Senate President” or “Speaker, ” and I add, “Secretary to the Government means nothing in the hand of a rigid and powerful president. These offices bore relevance in-between 2007, 2011 to 2015 because of the persons of Yar’Adua and Jonathan. Between 1999 and 2007, they meant nothing, practically nothing. So if Buhari seeks a pound of flesh with them, let him have it. The Yoruba has been on that path before, they did not self-condemn or self-reject or self-destruct themselves. A positive aspect of it all is that, exclusion at the centre will engender positive behaviour at home. It will, willy-nilly, force Igbo Governors to be judicious and accountable in their management and husbandry of received allocations to their state, which allocations I know will not be denied them because they are not in APC. For I am one those who believe, strongly, that corruption pervades more at the states level than at the centre; that there is not check-and-balance at the states level because, honestly and seriously speaking, there are no state legislatures in Nigeria; that in the result, the unemployment and hunger which is the bye-product of mindless corruption in the states are deftly pushed to and blame on the Federal Government. If therefore, the Igbo Governors will be just a little honest in the management of resources, Gen. Buhari and APC can take their Senate President and Speaker to wherever will comfort their souls, Ndigbo will not will not die.

    The average Igbo man decided for himself on the day of election bearing in mind that he has never seen the way to and fro Igboland – be it Lagos to Onitsha or Abuja to Enugu – better than under Jonathan, and rightly considered it an act of wickedness to turn their back against such a man. If anyone today does to them similarly as Jonathan did, I bet they will follow such a person. Okorocha and co. are seeking to save themselves on April 11 by precipitating a bandwagon effect. By their town-hall gathering in Owerri the other day and excessive effusions on “Senate President this” and “speaker that,” they are on mission to safeguard their interest and NEVER to demonstrate their love for Ndigbo. They do not love Ndigbo more than Ndigbo love themselves. Enough of this “Senate President this” and “speaker that.”

    • kingbaabu

      Take your place in line my friend. Yorubas have historically been in the opposition until last week where they saw the best opportunity to rally behind the change. The only other time we voted overwhelmingly for the ruling party was in 2011 after which we were badly shortchanged in the whole power structure. Whenever Igbos are ready to stake their claim on whatever is theirs as far as governance is concerned, they’ll do what they need to do. They’ll rally behind a single idea they all believe in and insist on their own way, no matter how long it takes or how many election cycles they spend in the opposition. For now, backing any riff raff whom they perceive is an opponent to northerners will get them nowhere

      • Okey

        Only “until last” ? Then, why vilify Igbo ?

    • Jesus soldier

      Take on people on issues that will improve the living standard of the people

      • Okey

        That’s precisely what I did here. My surmise is, If Buhari will actually fight corruption in Nigeria, Igbo Governors will husband their received federal monthly allocation honestly and will surely develop Igbo land. Even if Buhari denies us every ministerial appointment due to us, the Governors can develop their states and people with good husbandry of resources; that “Senate President this” and “Speaker that” will not put food on the table of any other Igbo man or woman than the office holder and his family; that our other compatriots did play opposition for 16 years, they did not die and nobody held it against as a “crime.” Instead, many Igbo leaders praised them for their resilience, why is “resilience” now a “purge” in the belly of these later day saints in Igbo land ? To my fellow compatriots in the incoming government, are they now saying that one party state is preferable ?

  • davido

    In competitive race – including athletics – nobody on steroids who comes first
    at 100 metres-dash is ever given any medal at all, despite coming first. It is so in
    elections too. And since he himself would not like to be an illegitimate president,
    i expect Buhari will make a ‘concession speech‘ soon and get out of 2015 race.

    • agaracha

      WHAT IS BUHARI STILL DOING IN COURT?

      Muhammadu Buhari, you were sued to court on 6th January for telling lies on oath.
      You were sued for falsely asserting in INEC Form that you sat for and took the 1961
      Cambridge/Wasc examination. You quickly got five lawyers to defend you in court
      but without also quickly or even up till today ever attaching any copy of your claimed
      WASC/Cambridge certificate, dated 1961, to the INEC Form.

      What sort of dis-honest human being are you?

      What are you still doing in court till now, given that you have not till today filed ANY
      pleading in court since January 6th to repeat the nonsense you felt free to tout in
      the newspapers without penalty of perjury – that the freshly handwritten rubbish
      fabricated by the current Principal of Katsina College, and dated 2014, is the same
      thing as the 1961 WASC/Cambridge certificate you swore on oath you have?

      Does the Katsina Provincial College set and conduct Cambridge examination as
      a legally-authorized assessment body? What sort of illiteracy is this you display? Or,
      Is it that you don’t know if you took the exam or not? What are you still doing in court,
      if you know you don’t have a defence for not having any Wasc/Cambridge certificate,
      dated 1961?

      • agaracha

        …………(2) What is Buhari still doing in court?

        Let me make an informed guess why you are still in court despite your having no defence
        since the 6th of January. Your crooked type is commonplace and known to bright lawyers.
        You are in court ONLY to slow, stall or halt proceedings from ever getting to the point where
        you must make a confession that you lied with intent to STEAL the presidency of Nigeria.

        That is the only plausible reason you are still in court without making any plea there of either having
        Wasc certificate or not; or even any plea at all…..just quiet. Your fraudulent plot to steal the presidency
        of Nigeria by guile or stealth will not work. Justice Ademola has 36 days to RESOLVE your case,
        without need for further long adjournment.

        What you plan to do is now obvious: you want May 29th to arrive and then ask to be sworn in,
        without ever having to show any Wasc certificate, if any, and then, you’ll take refuge under the
        ‘Constitutional Immunity’ of a sitting Head of Sate
        . But that will not happen, Buhari.

        You MUST answer for your misdeeds. One APC Presidential Committee member long said you
        actually don’t have any WASC because you were expelled from Secondary School. So, what
        are you still doing in court? What do you want to prove or defend? Till today and since 6th January,
        you have not filed any papers in court to either deny or affirm that you have any Wasc.

        Without making any confession or showing proof of Wasc in court, you naively believe that the
        2.5million more votes you had at the 28th March election can be ignited to move out your beloved
        mass illiterates to the streets to fight and cancel or override the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria?
        Sorry O, Buhari, Yoruba people will never protest against a law written in the Constitution that
        you knew of – since the year 1999 – but sought to break.

        • quotable

          Yoruba Ronu – barbarians are at the gates!

          APC is desperate. APC needs Bola Tinubu’s experience at forgery and perjury to use
          for Buhari in his own current travails. APC Muslims have finished using Pastors Adeboye,
          Kumuyi, and, Oyedepo as three errand boys sent to deaden senses of Yoruba Christians
          from ever seeing the Muslim Jihadist barbarians now at the gates of Yoruba cities. By now,
          Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Oba Rilwanu Akiolu of Lagos are now irreversibly committed
          to weaken Yoruba people internally for capture by Hausa/Fulani Muslim Jihadists. That is all
          APC means to Yoruba Muslims
          .

          …………Oni

          [Premium Times, 6th April, 2015)

          • Dulles2

            60 Senators and the end of Buhari’s presidency

            With his WASC dis-qualification case still in court, these elected 60 APC Senators may not
            mean much to Muhammadu Buhari, unless he can, somehow, find a way round his WASC
            case, but that looks insuperable now, since he can’t tender in court what he doesn’t have.

            Muhammadu Buhari’s public demeanor on this court case is all the more dis-spiriting.

            He does not show he even has a clue on how to get round this case. For once he’s
            refused since last December to write to the WAEC registrar demanding certified copy,
            a clear and logical inference is that he neither took the examination nor obtained any
            Wasc/Cambridge certificate. The end of ‘Buhari’s presidency’ may just be few days away.

          • Interrogator

            ..

          • Jesus soldier

            Bro Oni, take on people on issues that improve the living standard of the masses.

        • Jesus soldier

          My friend this ground of yours is slippery, can u bar the so called Jihadis from power forever and Nigeria remain One? Is having your tribal man power means the same thing with improvement in standard of living for people in that Tribe? Does having a christian President same as conversion of sinners and religious people to our Lord Jesus? Southern Sudan and Central African Republic stood on that ground were are they today.Dont you think the accommodation of so called Jihadis can lead to their conversion if we are light Indeed? Why not take on someone on the issues of sound governance and equitable distribution of income. Politics does not propagate the gospel but righteousness.

    • siyan

      Voting is democracy; and, eligibility is the rule of law.

      Both must be present before anyone qualifies to be

      sworn in as the President of Nigeria. Democracy and
      the rule of law are tied as inseparable from each other
      .

  • siyan

    All Waiting For Buhari’s Concession Speech

    Buhari won the votes in the election but failed ‘constitutional eligibility‘ by giving false
    and un-provable WASC certificate in sworn recitation by certificate of affidavit to INEC –
    contrary to Section 137 [1] of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria. The penalty stipulated
    in the constitution for this offence is: ‘dis-qualification’.

    • 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 of Nigeria

    • Interrogator

      ..

      • Words on Marble

        The Constitution says “SHALL NOT BE QUALIFIED.” When the 1999 Constitution
        uses the word ‘shall’, no Judge, no court, nobody – not even President Jonathan –
        has the power to say, no! or to qualify Buhari all by himself because Section 1 [1]
        of the 1999 Constitution is supreme over any Judge and over everybody in Nigeria.
        Never must anyone violate the 1999 Constitution to procure an ILLEGAL PRESIDENT.

    • i dey hear

      “As at today, it is clear that 99% of Nigerians believe Buhari does NOT have any WASC
      he swore on oath he has. No aspiring president should go into hiding on a public debate
      over his claimed credentials without entering that debate to show the conclusive proof
      and end the shaming debate. Therefore, it is my opinion that Buhari does NOT have any
      Cambridge/Wasc. He thus stands dis-qualified under Section 137 (i) of 1999 Constitution
      from the 2015 presidential race and all his 15 million votes are constitutionally nullified
      .”

      ……..Alex Onwuchieme

      [April 3rd, 2015]

      • nnamani

        I DEY HEAR,

        Haha? All the votes of Buhari are to become null and void? That is good news.
        This thing you call law is something else, kai. All the Buhari votes are gone.
        How about Sharia Law that Buhari wants to do in Abia state, what happens?
        Does that Section of the Constitution cancel that that Sharia too? If it cancels it,
        then to God be the glory. Yes! Free, free, free at last. Thank God Almighty,
        we are free at last.

        • sho

          But we know this truth as self-evident that the All Progressives Congress – [APC]
          is more or less a highly criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

          • olufemi Awosanya

            I have not heard any lawyer say Buhari can escape MANDATORY dis-qualification
            under the 1999 Constitution without showing his Cambridge/Wasc certificate; if any,
            dated 1961; signed and sealed by the Registrar of Cambridge, on 54-year-old paper.

          • oni

            My people: Don’t sleep O. Be awake. Jihadists in Nigeria are now moving around.
            Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi went to Lagos yesterday to meet with the two APC stalwarts
            committed to Islamic supremacy in Yorubaland: Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Oba Rilwan Akiolu.

            APC is desperate. APC needs Bola Tinubu’s experience at forgery and perjury to use
            for Buhari in his own current travails. APC Muslims have finished using Pastors Adeboye,
            Kumuyi and Oyedepo as three errand boys sent to deaden the senses of Yoruba Christians
            from seeing the Muslim barbarians at the gates of Yoruba cities.

            If the presidential election result of 2015 is to be believed, these APC Muslim Jihadists have now conquered Tivland too. So, anybody expecting Buhari to concede defeat for legal dis-qualification
            after all these Jihadist successes, does not know how Muslims are mis-trained to think. A Muslim will kill, maim, rape, steal and plunder without scruples. Blessed is a country without Muslims!
            Unless non-Muslims pull together to counter this Jihad, Yoruba Christians would be choked.

        • Ola Davies

          So this is the end of Muhammadu Buhari and his kukute vice-president?

          • ani

            @ola,

            WELL, YES, BUT MORE THAN THAT, IT IS THE END OF ISLAMIST JIHAD
            PRE-PLANNED TO UPROOT CHRISTIANITY IN NIGERIA IN FAVOUR OF
            PERPETUAL MUSLIMS’ RULE WHICH BOKO HARAM IS ALSO PLOTTING.

    • Aparicion De La Todocampista

      I hear the hypocritical Nigerian army has found GMBs certificate so whatever miracle you thought was going to happen in court you better get your priorities straight because you have no case.

      • tuns

        Thank God 0. So where did they find it? Was it in the army barracks’ toilet,
        or in the bathroom of female soldiers? Hahahaha! See me. I dey laugh 0!

        • Aparicion De La Todocampista

          I don’t know for the hypocrites, apparently they “misplaced” it or something….

      • burning spear

        tell that to the marines liars thieves–malus–the cert should come for–university of cambridge IN THE UK—or WAEC and WAEC GHANA SAID THEY DONT have his certs—–APC–WAYO JIBITI—419

        • Aparicion De La Todocampista

          The case in court is not about the authenticity of the certificate dumbo!

  • burning spear

    ………..THE KAIAMA DECLARATION ……………

    Based on the foregoing, we, the youths of Ijawland, hereby make the following resolutions to be known as the Kaiama Declaration:

    1. All land and natural resources (including mineral resources) within the Ijaw territory belong to Ijaw communities and are the basis of our survival.

    2. We cease to recognise all undemocratic decrees that rob our peoples/communities of the right to ownership and control of our lives and resources, which were enacted without our participation and consent. These include the Land Use Decree and The Petroleum Decree etc.

    3. We demand the immediate withdrawal from Ijawland of all military forces of occupation and repression by the Nigerian State…. Any oil company that employs the services of the armed forces of the Nigerian State to “protect” its operations will be viewed as an enemy of the Ijaw people.

    4…. We, therefore, demand that all oil companies stop all exploration and exploitation activities in the Ijaw area. We are tired of gas flaring; oil spillages, blowouts… pending the resolution of the issue of resource ownership and control in the Ijaw area of the Niger Delta

    5.. Ijaw youths and Peoples will promote the principle of peaceful coexistence between all Ijaw communities and with our immediate neighbours,… We offer a hand of friendship and comradeship to our neighbors: the Itsekiri, Ilaje, Urhobo, Isoko, Edo, Ibibio, Ogoni, Ekpeye, Ikwerre etc. We affirm our commitment to joint struggle with the other ethnic nationalities in the Niger delta area for self-determination.

    6. We express our solidarity with all peoples organisations and ethnic nationalities in Nigeria and elsewhere who are struggling for self-determination and justice. In particular we note the struggle of the Oodua peoples Congress (OPC) [ aka Wayo people], the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (Mosop), Egi Women’s Movement etc.
    …..
    9 We call on all Ijaws to remain true to their Ijawness and to work for the total liberation of our people. You have no other true home but that which is in Ijawland.

    10 …Conference approved that the best way for Nigeria is a federation of ethnic nationalities. The federation should be run on the basis equality and social justice.
    Signed for the entire participants by:

    Felix Tuodolo
    Ogoriba, Timi Kaiser-Wilhelm. 1998

  • burning spear

    The just concluded March 28th 2015 presidential election in Nigeria was undoubtedly the most keenly contested ever. In a recent article, MARCH 28TH 2015 IS AN UNFAIR CONTEST BETWEEN BARACK OBAMA AND GOODLUCK JONATHAN, it was explained how the Obama White House, deployed its formidable bully pulpit in an orchestrated campaign against President Goodluck Jonathan, while clearly supporting the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) candidate (now President-elect) Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retired).

    One argued, therefore, that the election was effectively a competition between Goodluck Jonathan on one hand and Barack Obama on the other. In other words, General Buhari was not really on the ballot, as far as one was concerned.

    President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations.

    The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

    This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself.

    This was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election.
    The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time.

    R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D!!!
    Obama Helped Elect Militant Muslim Over Christian Incumbent In Nigeria! – Dick Morris TV, USA

  • quotable

    Yoruba Ronu – barbarians are at the gates!

    APC is desperate. APC needs Bola Tinubu’s experience at forgery and perjury to use
    for Buhari in his own current travails. APC Muslims have finished using Pastors Adeboye,
    Kumuyi, and, Oyedepo as three errand boys sent to deaden senses of Yoruba Christians
    from ever seeing the Muslim Jihadist barbarians now at the gates of Yoruba cities. By now,
    Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Oba Rilwanu Akiolu of Lagos are now irreversibly committed
    to weaken Yoruba people internally for capture by Hausa/Fulani Muslim Jihadists. That is what

    APC means for Yoruba Muslims.

    …………Oni

    [Premium Times, 6th April, 2015)

    • ChristWarrior

      I have always said it here. APC is an Islamic Jihad in disguise as a political party.

      • Repeater Station

        APC is an Islamic Jihad in disguise as a political party.

      • thinking man

        Islamism is the 1st problem with Nigeria. All else is secondary.
        Muslims repudiate the constitution holding Nigeria together.
        Nigerian Muslims then break up national unity in consequence.
        They openly split the Nigerian Army into armed religious camps.

        Furthermore, Nigerian Muslims declare themselves SUPERIOR to others.
        And now they are importing arms to wage war against the Nigerian Army.
        Along the way; they rape, they loot, and they burn all Christian churches.
        And to complete the goriness, they behead Christians and Nigerian soldiers.

        • Ibrahim Umar

          Exactly what your people are doing to Muslim women and Mosques. Are you not aware of the Onitsha central mosque that was burnt by christian/ Ipob protesters? are you not aware of The thousands of muslim girls kidnapped and raped by your Christain brothers in Plateau state? I can go on and on….

  • Dulles2

    60 Senators and the end of Buhari’s presidency

    With his WASC dis-qualification case still in court, these elected 60 APC Senators may not
    mean much to Muhammadu Buhari, unless he can, somehow, find a way round his WASC

    case, but that looks insuperable now, since he can’t tender in court what he doesn’t have.

    Muhammadu Buhari’s public demeanor on this court case is all the more dis-spiriting.

    He does not show he even has a clue on how to get round this case. For once he’s
    refused since last December to write to the WAEC registrar demanding certified copy,
    a clear and logical inference is that he neither took the examination nor obtained any
    Wasc/Cambridge certificate. The end of ‘Buhari’s presidency’ may just be few days away.

  • Repeater Station

    End of Buhari’s presidency?

    With his WASC dis-qualification case still in court, these elected 60 APC Senators may not
    mean much to Muhammadu Buhari, unless he can, somehow, find a way round his WASC
    case, but that looks insuperable now, since he can’t tender in court what he doesn’t have.

    Muhammadu Buhari’s public demeanor on this court case is all the more dis-spiriting.

    He does not show he even has a clue on how to get round this case. For once he’s
    refused since last December to write to the WAEC registrar demanding certified copy,
    a clear and logical inference is that he neither took the examination nor obtained any
    Wasc/Cambridge certificate. The end of ‘Buhari’s presidency’ may just be few days away.

    • nasko

      Yepa! Presidency that has not even started. This is a personal disaster for Buhari.

      • No Comment

        • 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 of Nigeria

        • akinmade olaitan martins

          EDITOR PREMIUM TIMES:

          If this case could terminate Buhari’s 2015 election victory at outset,
          would you like to publish a copy of the Summons filed in court in the
          leading case – of the 13 court cases – so that your readers may fully
          understand the case against Buhari?

          I make this request because learned persons contributing highly-informed
          opinions on your ‘commentary page’ may just be assuming that the lawyers
          in Nigeria also understand the proper cause of action in this court case.

          For instance, whilst your contributors here rightly cite Section 137 (1)
          of the1999 Constitution, newspaper reports in Nigeria suggest that
          the lawyers handling the case in court are instead emphasising the
          ELECTORAL ACT along with Buhari’s failure to attach his WASC
          certificate to his INEC Form. Whereas, Buhari did attach a certificate
          of affidavit reciting his claimed WASC on oath.

          I am not aware that the Electoral Act prescribes dis-qualification, as does
          Section 137 (1) of the1999 Constitution. But i am aware that hundreds of
          court cases are lost every year in Nigerian Courts due to the incompetence
          of several Nigerian lawyers whose professional negligence is usually fatal.

          • ladelegan

            @a.o.martins:

            Good point. Premium Times should publish the pleadings filed in court. But that said,
            there’s truly a difference, as you point out. Section 31 of the Electoral Act prescribes the dis-qualification of candidates who submit false credentials to INEC; but there’s no specific
            law stating the punishment for not submitting credentials – as you say lawyers in Nigeria are
            arguing. That is a very crucial point. You have eagle eyes to flag this nuanced point!!

          • wilson P

            Lawyers delusively claiming to be practising law in Nigeria are
            empty-headed. The law at issue gives relief only if one asserts and
            proves that the other party submitted of FALSE certificate to INEC.

    • john jones

      The army came up with the result certificate days ago so you urchins should find another fear to monger. Idiots

      • kokoro dudu

        Where and when dude!!

    • Saydo Shan

      Wishful thinking.