Ex-Gov Sheriff, accused of sponsoring Boko Haram, ready to face justice

Ali Modu Sheriff

The man widely accused of founding extremist sect Boko Haram, Ali Modu Sheriff, has announced his preparedness to face justice if found guilty.

Mr. Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State where Boko Haram is based, spoke days after a government-appointed negotiator, accused him of being a sponsor of the deadly group.

The negotiator, Stephen Davis, an Australian, also accused a former army chief, Azubuike Iherijirika, of supporting the group.

Mr. Sheriff said he is prepared to face prosecution if it is proven that he is one of the sponsors of the extremist sect, responsible for the deaths of more than 12,000.

He described the allegations as political and vowed to take legal action against the Australian, commissioned by the Nigerian government to help rescue more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants April 14.

“I have no association with any terrorists anywhere,” Mr. Sheriff said. “I have never met the group. I cannot be a sponsor of a group I have not met before. I don’t have foot soldiers, as they alleged.”

Following Mr. Davis’ allegations, Nigerian activists and lawyers have urged the federal government to immediately investigate the claims and prosecute Messrs Sheriff and Ihejirika.

On Tuesday, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the main opposition party, urged the Nigerian government to hand the former governor and the former army chief over to the International Criminal Court, ICC, for prosecution.

At a press conference Wednesday, Mr. Sheriff accused the Australian of defending the APC.

“The posers here are: why was the face of the said Davis not shown in all three interviews he granted? Of what particular interest has the said Davis in the politics of Nigeria that he rose in defence of prominent APC leaders? Is the Australian a negotiator, an investigator, or an anti-graft agent, a reporter, a judge or a mere gadfly?”

He accused the party of moving against him because he defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“My defection from the APC seemed to have galvanised my detractors who have converted the matter into a political weapon,” he said.

“Even as the brain behind the whole charade, the APC in its seeming desperation to retain my membership went rather too far in its political mudslinging. I consider it most uncharitable for the party, to use me as an alibi for the obvious culpability of some of its members.”

Mr. Sheriff, also a former senator, described the outpouring of reactions over the allegations by Mr. Davis as “embarrassing and misdirected”.

“As you all are aware, my name is being mentioned for obvious political reasons as a culprit over the unfortunate happenings in Borno state and some parts of the country, especially from the 2009 Boko Haram episode to date,” he said.

“I must say that I have been utterly embarrassed by some of the negative comments, insinuations and unfounded accusations which were clearly misdirected, narrow and mischievous.

“Ordinarily, I would have continued in my silence, but the smear campaign seems to be assuming a life of its own with the recent purported interview granted by a supposed Australian, Stephen Davis, whose identity remains suspect,” Mr. Sheriff said.

He denied ever knowing or meeting the late founder of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf, until his arrest by the soldiers.
He said Mr. Yusuf was appointed as a member of the Borno State Sharia Law implementation committee by the government that preceded his own.

“If indeed there was an agreement between the sect and my predecessor on the issue of Sharia implementation, I am not aware of it. Let me state categorically at this point that I do not share the ideology of the Boko Haram sect, which is against western education, western culture and modern science,” he said.

The former governor said he has been one of the biggest victims of Boko Haram.

“I was a target of Boko Haram during my time because I refused to abdicate my responsibility,” he said.

“For the records, the late leader of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf, once named me, Umaru Yar’Adua and some other leaders as targets. He boasted he would deal with all of us,” he said.

“Those linking me with the sect are either ignorant or completely out for mischief. The sect has become captive of political forces and used for settling political scores.

“The fact that one of my commissioners, Buji Koi was named as member of the group does not make me a member. It doesn’t make sense. I leave the rest for Nigerians to judge whether it is a crime to do good to all men,” he said.


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  • redeem

    Few weeks after castigating the Federal Government for allegedly hiring a foreign PUBLIC RELATIONS firm, the All progressive Congress, APC, has hired Burson-Marsteller, a London based Public Relations and Public Affairs for an annual fee of $1.2 Million, approximately N200 Million.

    Perception and narratives that its members are Boko Haram sympathizers, trail the APC, an appendage that may likely affect the APC’s electoral fortunes in 2015. One of the main focuses of the P.R firm would be to change the narrative using the media among others.

    Details of the contract papers obtained from United State Department of JUSTICE shows that Burson-Marsteller will partner with Prime Policy Group based in the United States and will support the APC to develop messaging documents, pursue meetings with the media in London and Washington DC.

    They will also pursue meetings with Political leaders and civil servants in London and Washington DC and develop briefing materials ahead of meetings.

    APC had recently hired AKPD, President Barack Obama’s political strategy group to help position the party ahead of the 2015 general elections.

    The APC has come under serious criticism for either not condemning the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents when they STARTED or having members linked to the sect within its rank and file.

    Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, Senator Ali Ndume are knows supporters of the Sect who are members of the APC. While Ndume is currently facing charges for allegedly sponsoring Boko Haram, Sheriff has not been charged.

    The documents dated 12 May 2014, was signed by Delano Family Limited for the All Progressive Congress, APC.

    Ladi Delano, an acclaimed Billionaire who also fronts for APC’s National Leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, owns Delano Family Limited, DFL.

    According to the engagement letter, the appointment was deem to have started in May 12, 2014 with a monthly fee of $100,000.00

    • Olu Ade

      Redeem, do you think that any Nigerian will ever believe what you write! You have written a lot over the years that have come out to be complete falsehood. Stop wasting your time, we know who you are…You better become Redeemed.

      • redeem

        THANKS FOR YOUR APC LIKE ADVISE–SADLY IT SOUNDS AS IF THE PLEA IS COMING FROM FULANI WAHALA-CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERS

        • Wähala

          Shameless clown, do you now believe you have zero credibility? Dumbo is ‘dumbo’ because he can’t see that you’ve worn out the regional script you were handed. It’s time to pull you from circulation just as Punch, Sahara Reporters, NVS and others have all banned you from their sites… it beats my imagination why Premium Times has not followed suit, you’re a comprehensive nuisance. Wallahi!

          • redeem

            The only commodity that has any semblance of credibility is my crude oil resources——————-the oil blocks that the emirs stole——————————-

    • Ahmed Arsenal Abubakar

      Nigeria will be history if GEJ is returned as President 2015……. Pls who made this unpatriotic boast?

      Tell us, who first detonated bomb in Nigeria?

      Who first publicly blamed PDP for the insurgent in the country?

      Tell us

      • redeem

        the first person to detonate bombs in Nigeria were the fulanis ati kanuris———–the fulanis——–Ibb–via parcel bomb–which killed dele giwa—————–abacha with buhari exploded bombs all over lagos————-and blamed it on NADECO

  • redeem

    We Will Ensure That Nigeria Will Not Survive If Jonathan Wins In 2015″. – APC Chairman.

    “APC would make sure Nigeria doesn’t survive another four years should PDP/President Goodluck Jonathan win next year Presidential election in Nigeria – Chief John Oyegun. APC Chairman speaking Now in Owerri at the 3rd APC progressive governance series-

  • Obukofe

    “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? Then see a Psychiatrist without delay. The jobless & irresponsible Terrorist vampire politicians need to explain. Is this the benefit of amalgamation? Those of us from the South South who don’t believe in Nigeria & want our own separate countries shud be allowed to go…after all, there are more people in Delta state than Norway…and there are more people in Warri than Estonia and even Qatar which will host world cup 2022. The smaller the better

    • redeem

      The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek JUSTICEfor the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

      He added that destroying the militant group will take time because of the power vacuum in Syria, the abundance of battle-hardened FIGHTERS that grew out of al Qaeda during the Iraq war, and the need to build coalitions, including with local Sunni communities.

      Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing the beheading of the U.S. journalist, the second American hostage to be killed within weeks, in retaliation for U.S. air strikes in Iraq.–unquote

      The Americans are not blaming Obama–soon it will be the Wahalas—with no clear focus–on national issues-just beating about the bush-with his civil war sentiments-

      • Olu Ade

        ….Waoh Mr Ignorant. Who told you that the Amricans are not blaming Obama. Despite the fact that Obama is on top of the situation, he still get balmed every minute, for not acting earlier than now. Can you tune in to CNN and hear the likes of Senator McCain, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, etc. Obama unlike your Dumbo Dumbo is taking responsibility, he is not blaming elders or the opposition.
        Dont ever please compare American situation with that of Nigerian pls Redeem.

        • redeem

          u mean over the beheading of the american journalist———————-show us now.–me i never hear am–except the white johadist jews in the US Senate

          • Wale

            There is a video of a member of the Nigerian Air force (an Hausa/Fulani guy) that was beheaded by Boko Haram on sahara reporters website and possibly on youtube as well.
            I refuse to post the link because I’m not proud of it and don’t wanna promote it, but its there.

          • redeem

            there is nothing like hausa/fulni in this insane world of ours not to talk of Nigeria–u are either fulani or hausa——period–u cannot be Ibo/yoruba—————————-

          • Wähala

            You have been declared “persona-non-grata” at SaharaReporters otherwise, a video exist there of a Nigerian Airforce officer beheaded by Boko Haram fighters… now, read your comment again and see how silly it sounds. Ode, Amnesty handout e-rat posting copy-n-paste trash from Reno Omkri. He-Goats!

        • redeem

          @WAHALA—————I CAN SMELL U MILES AWAY FROM NEW JERSEY———THOSE PEOPLE DONT CALL OBAMA NAMES THE WAY U WAHALA OFTEN DO HERE–WITH YR GOGORO LIKE INSULTS-DUMBO AND SO ON –CAN A REPUBLICAN DESCRIBE OBAMA AS A DRUNKEN SAILOR FISHER MAN——THE WAY TINUBU TAGGED HIM,————-MONKEY

          • Wähala

            Quit drinking that hard liquor, it makes you delusional and referring to everybody as @Wähala… Hahahaa chai !!!

      • KD

        Redeem???
        You’re indeed ignorant! I’m beginning to agree with Wahala that you live in the creeks. Who told you that Americans are not blamimg Obama. You and your principals (PDP/Jonathan) do not have a clue about what leadership is all about. You’re all just feeling up space. Sad indeed for Nigeria!!

        • redeem

          @wahala————-spread it here for us to see——thought u were going to present facts and figures————-only ended up doing the same old thing that u whala have been doing for decades———–abuse————

          • Wähala

            Quit drinking Ayunsiemento… causes you to see me in everybody I’m not… quit now!

    • Olumide (Island)

      You are spot on. Nigeria should be negotiated. Like the wise separation of Pakistan (North) and India (South). The South & North are not compatible. Those supporting one Nigeria do so bcos they or their families and friends are stealing from left, right & center. A divided Nigeria will be best for all. So, lets revert to pre-1914. We are not one country at all

      • redeem

        we are already separated————–SS SW—–SE————NE –NC———-NW—————

    • redeem

      THEY DO NOT LIKE U PERIOD——————–ITS OUR LEADERS IN THE NIGER DELTA THAT BETRAYED US–WE ARE ONE NATION BECAUSE OF THE OIL WELLS–PERIOD———————JONATHAN IS NOT HATED BECAUSE HE HAS NOT PERFORMED—–HE HAS AS A MATTER OF FACT OUTPERFORMED ALL OF THE PRESIDENT WE HAVE HAD SO FAR————————–BUT WILL OBJ EVER GIVE HIM CREDIT–HE WILL NOT CAUSE HE IS SCARED————-OF JONATHAN UNIQUE RECORDS————THE ROADS ARE BEING CONTRACTED–TAKE THE EAST WEST ROAD————-OIL WAS DISCOVERED IN 1957–ITS NOW THAT HE YEARN TO GIVE US ROADS——————-COMPARED TO THE ONES IN THE NORTH—————–LET MY PEOPLE GO

  • Rotimi Ilesanmi

    This empty-headed press statement is further proof, if anything is needed.
    PDP has no intellectual capacity in its ranks to think for Nigeria as a country.

    • redeem

      he presented facts———-how his blood brother was killed–his cousin murdered by boko haram———–there is nothing like empty headed press state–ment———————–his is even one million times better than tinubu whom sheriff sent to the cleaners–how many yorubas can challenge tinubu in APC————–name one of them————-

      • Wähala

        So challenging Tinubu is a herculean task in your lazy mind abi?
        Well, to answer for him if I may: Fashola challenged Tinubu about rigging elections and other things. Guess what Tinubu retorted to his one-time protégé ??? Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu said, “Without ojoro, you won’t be governor”.

        • redeem

          u seem to have become confused with yr boko haramic ideas-of late- thought u were a supporter of APC-so they won Osun with Ojoro abi–already 2 INEC staff have been sent packing–the case with DSS is till hanging in the air———-while we await yr without ojoro u wont be governor———of lagos state ———–rantings

  • omonaija

    everybody no reedem to be asari dukubo,GEJ boo dog,for sherrif you better confess and die peacefully because untimely death of those you kill through bokoharam will not let you enjoy your ill gotten weath in sha allah

    • redeem

      Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

      Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week MONITORED said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

      The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government.

      While accusing President Jonathan of failing from the beginning to address the security situation in the country, Buhari said he has never been in support of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state.

      According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants STARTED it all.

      • Wähala

        Ogogoro + Akpethesi = Ayunsiemento… deadly concoction. Keep gulping it, your days are numbered!
        Now defending lowlifes & terrorists all because of crumbs from the kitchen sink ba? Your life is a waste. You are a manic-depressive sycophant. Oloshi !!!

    • redeem

      may that be yr portion and that be extended to yr entire family——including that of wahala—-of APC—-the janjaweed in APC who directed government stop killing members of boko haram go untouched–then u direct yr janjaweeeds head against innocent people–why did buhari call on government to stop killing d animals in boko haram-

      • Wähala

        Keep gulping Ayunsiemento, the effects are glowing like neon lights!

        • redeem

          that is not the issue—biko move yr almajri thoughts—beyond boooze———-and try to be real with with yr self for once—stop acting like u are on life support machine———-in the USA——-APC is like u wahala–u keep on posting comments in different names———here———————–but you smell lke stock fish—————if u do not know-i can smell u miles away from Nigeria

          • Wähala

            A drunk can also smell alcohol miles away from Nigeria…
            In your paranoia all you smell is @Wähala in everybody’s comment… notice that folks have stopped denying it by ignoring you. The nightmare will continue at The Villa over me until Dumbo is flushed down the toilet where he belongs… animal keeper cannot be made ‘my brother’s keeper’ biko. That’s not what the Bible meant. Pour yourself another greed gulp, your life depends on ogogoro!

        • Shadow

          Wahala,dude, i like your comments,people like you can make nigeria better, redeem,you need to go to RCC and redeem yourself, i hope you know what i mean,Wahala, i salute you.

          • redeem

            WAHALA———-STOP HIRING——————SELF———————–ITS THE SAME U WHO POSTED THAT JANJAWEED COMMENT————-

  • Truthometer

    Ali Modu Sheriff is only trying to save his skin. Boko Haram he co-created
    for political reason is about to swallow him alive. The accusation has always been there even while he was in APC; so the issue of political persecution for crossing to PDP is nothing but a big lie. He joined PDP only for federal protection from prosecution for the countless death of innocent souls due to indiscretional romance with the deadly killer squad, boko haram. It beats my imagination why Nigerian President would want to fraternize with a character like this, because he knows the truth. Maybe a case of bird of the same feather. I hope Dumbo will have the courage to go after Ali Modu Sherriff and his likes.

    • redeem

      he is not saving any skin——-for APC——-a man who was not able to save his won brother who was murdered in cold blood by boko haram–cannot save his own skin except the janjaweeds in APC ask boko haram to stop the killing of innocent Nigerians-

      • Wähala

        Was Dumbo able to save Mane… or Mama Sisi, who died on the East-West Road he can’t fix in the 5yrs he’s been gulping ogogoro on the Rock? So if Dumbo is not his brother’s keeper… Ali Modu Sheriff is also not his brother’s keeper. Fair or Foul?

        • redeem

          u are mad–his brother died of sickness–he was not sent abroad for treatment as u would expect of a president————————————he died at the aso rock clinic——————what is wrong with yr evil heart–the poor woman died in a road accident———————-have u heard buhari–atiku talk about their brothers—-No because they are from Niger republic and Chad–ati Cameroon— ———–so no family tree yet u——-just like Tinubu who is from Osun yet claims he hails from badagry————-how do u allow such minds to rule u—-Saraki is from Osun state—but is in Kwara state–because he told the fulanis he is one of them–like u_-we do not know where u hail from in 9jas–stateless almajiri—————–i was in Ibadan—-then Kano late Ilorin———-what type of work was yr dad doing–a fulani soldier–in the nigerian army–who got married to a starving porr ibo woman———–during the war———————–yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee———period–

          • Wähala

            Stop lying, his brother died of alcohol abuse, he was a career drunk. Mama Sisi nko?

          • redeem

            i SADI HE DIED OF HEART FAILURE–HEART ATTACK—————–MAMA Sisi————–is an inlaw to Jonathan–she also died of ogogoro abuse abi–animal

      • Denis_NG

        @redeem, Is Modu Sherrif not the reason the PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metu coined “Janjaweed”, “Boko Haramists” to describe the APC, even though the term Janjaweed originally refers to some Jihadists elsewhere far away from the shores of Nigeria? Now that Sherriff is a PDP card carrying member, he is no longer a Boko Haram sponsor? Just asking!

        • redeem

          never——————its because———APC is an Islamic party——————————and operates like the janjaweeds we have in Sudan————————————–very wicked———————–with no clear vision————————–theycan slaughter their own mothers and fathers———–when on drugs like tinubu

          • Nigerian

            Now you are clear. You are a religious bigot.

      • Mosaku 147

        Where in the world have you heard of a terrorist care about his brother of better put,his entire family? Killing of his brother by BH does not exonerate him from been a terrorist.

        • redeem

          then why do they the almajris claim they are at war because of the rightly killing of the fulani leader of boko haram————

    • Wähala

      Your imagination is fuzzy if it is beaten by Dumbo’s affinity with known criminals…
      Dr. Ebola Dumbo is a President who pardoned wanted fugitive, DSP Alams and returned his seized stolen wealth…
      He pardoned others like Mo Abacha, Bode Geroge ati Al-Mustapha whom he flies around in Presidential Jet!
      Dumbo made a wanted drug baron, Buruji Kashamu, South West coordinator without deference to Baba Iyabo…
      Bailed out Asari Dokubo from the paws of Cotonou Genderme who has chained the obese clown to the floor for gun-running and suspected terrorism-related activities! Note: for “terrorism”. Did you know that Dumbo as Deputy to Alams, was suspect nr.3 for gun-running stolen armory with state funds, then channeling them to MEND terrorists in the creeks? Did you know that’s why late NSA, Andrew Azazi, lost his uniform from the cantonment… but Dumbo restored and even promoted him in the Army. Well, I hope you still remember how Azazi ended up! Cummulatively, take a look at the characters around our Jaja and it beats me why it should beat your imagination that such a President would hang out with indecent characters… remember, the ‘Birds of the same feather’ adage?

      • redeem

        go and sit for dirty————–name the governors who were tried by Obj—the only one to go to jail was Alams———————————————ribadu said tinubu was a global thief–yet swallowed his pride to go and work with a thief–keep that one to yr dirty regional self——out of 36 governors one was was caught stealing from the SS—–and u are not even ashamed to mention it—mumu—what jonathan did was the right thing—————-

        • Wähala

          Dumbo is a creek crook, a humble crook, and a very wicked ijaw drunkard. Dr. Davis will sink him and there is nothing OBJ can do to save his drunken ahss. Why didn’t he run to Clark to ask him to stop Dr. Davis from whistling? Because the Aussie declined his Brown Envelope stuffed with our stolen $20bn… some people have morals oooh !!!!

          • redeem

            he is a saint compared to oBJ WHO LEFT PRISON WITH ONLY 20 GRAND IN HIS ACCOUNT——————-TODAY NKO?

  • amazing2012

    Let police investigate these people now ! Will Nigeria remain without anybody to be responsible for any wrong ? Investigation is not prosecution, if you are not found guilty , you are allowed to leave free ! Why panicking ?

    • redeem

      which-the one owned by tinubu ati buhari————–did u ask the police to investigate buhari when he called on ihejirika ati jonathan to stop killing boko haram

      • John green

        Do we need any lecture again for other faithful of PDP, femi-fani kayode was castingating the Opposition when he jumped to PDP but forgot that the truth will soon be revealed, but he got stucked with the same party which is now full of bokoharam loyalist, is this not the same people that decieved the whole nation just to serve their own thirst of desire (money), we live in a situation that calls for questioning now, let GEJ finish what he started and arrest those that were involved with the bokoharam right from the onset, whether it was by chance or mistake. If the GEJ administration wants to show us seriousness, we need to know the truth now. PDP is the deadless party now, full of wicked and crooked politicians.

  • Dr Patrick Kolawole Awosan

    Modu Sheriff and Gen Ihejirika are both PDP president Ebele Jonathan close party-PDP close confidants and president Jonathan also hired Australian Boko Haram negotiator,Dr Stephen Davis, who now came out with the report revealing Modu Sheriff and Ihejirika are both sponsors of Boko Haram insurgents.
    Truth is finally coming out as the chicken has come home to roost in PDP president Ebele Jonathan political party,PDP.Foreigners are unlike corrupt-ridden Nigerians who would have hidden the truth by demanding and collecting bribes to die the truth.

    • redeem

      Sheriff until recently was a member of APC———————————-the only human who challenged tinubu to a dual of ideas in lagos

      • Mosaku 147

        That is not the issue sir.the same way Tinubu dealt with Ikimi,(awful past),he applied to SAS who wanted his stooge (kashim imam) as secretary of APC. Imagine Ikimi as chairman and SAS as secretary with FFK as spokesman.
        Tinubu beat them in their game and they all ran back where they belong.

        • redeem

          HOW DID HE DEAL WITH IKIMI————WAS IT NOT IKIMI WHO REVEALED HOW TINUBU OF ALL PEOPLE WENT TO JONATHAN AND BEGGED HIM FOR 1,.5B OIL CONTRACT————RATHER THAN TACKLE THAT–HE WENT ABOUT TELLLING US THE COLOR OF IKIMIS PANT—DID BUHARI NOT WORK FOR ABACHA-IBEGI

  • Gbo_lee

    If Sheriff is sure that he has nothing to hide,he can take the initiative and sue the negotiator to court and if true,the court will clear his name…but he will not sue because he is not ready to be exposed as well. Shame on him and the pindipi

    • redeem

      READ AND RE- READ WHAT HE WROTE–HE LOST HIS COUSIN–AND YOUNGER BROTHER TO BOKO HARAM———HOW MANY OF ELRUFAIS CHILDREN WERE KILLED BY BOKO HARAM–ALL OF THEM DIED VIA SICKNESS OR MOTOR ACCIDENT–WHAT ABOUT BUHARI–YET U SAY HE IS BEHIND BOKO HARAM——

      • Wähala

        How did Meni die… Mama Sisi nko? Yet, is Dumbo not behind Boko Haram? Pour yourself another gulp!

        • redeem

          are they Johnathan’s children–relations or inlaws—–el rufai lost his won biological children from different women———–

      • Nigerian

        I really believe you are INSANE.

  • ND

    The north has conjured a monster. It has become uncontrollable.

    • Wähala

      Old story… Dumbo is heading to the head after 2015!

    • redeem

      buhari abi————————APC can never campaign theirs is to use ogboju—–gra gra–like agberos to win elections

  • Scalywag

    It was interesting to watch SAS-GAS read a prepared text at his Press Conference. But there were some small matters that still require clarification. Was Buji Foi duly vetted by the DSS before appointment as Comissioner of Religious Affairs? Did he resign and why? Why was he arrested manacled with leg chains and executed by policemen as soon as he was made to alight from that white Hillux that conveyed him to Police HQ in Maiduguri with shouts of “an bada order”? How was the Maiduguri airport opened for him to fly in and out when the serving Governor was not allowed the same priviledge? Who was flying chopper sorties in and out of Sambisa as reportedly seen by locals? These questions are better answered at the Hague where the likes of Charles Taylor, Slobodan Milosevich and co were grilled. I am sure Olisa Metu will be his defence counsel there

    • KOOLMAN

      Good work, scalywag. u forgot to ask why sherif became a good friend of GEJ.

    • redeem

      how u mean sheriiff killed his own blood brother of sheriff—————who killed his cousins————————————may be it was jonathan————-if yr regional head had asked some of these questions when buhari was with abcha may be we would have known who killed kuidrat-animals

      • Jujubeans

        Redeem Abeg Sharrrrrap! We don tire of ya PitifulDevlishPropaganda

        • redeem

          truth–that is what it is———————

      • Scalywag

        I believe this platform is for sane rational beings who believe in the well being and progress of society towards a better Nigeria, not convoluted minds that reason upside down just to serve some sinister agenda in the name of free speech. Some people should be censored here

        • Wähala

          Everyone has learned to ignore the demented clown, his job is distract from topical issues…
          Some people should be banned from thinking… not just here! Punch, Sahara Reporters, Vanguard, etc have all blocked him from desecrating their site, can’t understand why Premium Times still tolerates the mumu regional tout. Truly pitiful…

  • Wähala

    Dr. Stephen Davis is an Australian clergy who has worked with three (3) successive Nigerian Govts. Ali Modu Sheriff now asking whether he is an investigator, negotiator, journalist or judge… is just crass and convoluted gibberish. He founded the outfit and made even his former commissioners commanders. Dr. Davis’ picture is in ‘Ogaga Ofowodo’s latest outing on the topic, he is a well respected clergy and crisis & hostage negotiator. Genocide is a crime against humanity, a hefty charge that goes back to the Nuremberg Trials of NS war criminals, the ICC has since replaced Nurnberg and that’s where investigations should be carried out on those behind the murder of over 12, 000 innocent Nigerians… Ali Modu Sheriff should submit himself je-je or get towed like Charles Taylor, the choice is his. Clown!

    • redeem

      CLEAR U HAVE TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING SIMPLE ISSUES–WHAT U DESIRE IS OUR PITY–GIVEN WHERE U WERE PICKED FROM IN ABRIBA AND DUMPED IN IVORY COAST–THEN BROUGHT BACK TO KADUNA AFTER THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR————–U THINK WE ARE FOOLS ABI—-BOKO HARAM WAS CREATED IN YOBE STATE IN 2002—WHO WAS THE GOVERNOR OF BORNO STATE THEN——————–AND WHERE WAS IHEJIRIKA-

      • Wähala

        Clearly, you’re struggle to regain control of your senses…
        Stop drinking that concoction, Ayunsiemento. It’s marinating your brains in raw alcohol. Oloti… olosi!

        • redeem

          just answer my question period——————–and not go about deleting my post

          • Wähala

            Dumbo was elected to solve the problems on the ground, not to document History for us…
            The “now” is that Boko Haram have morphed into a regional threat under your moron and that needs to stop… thus, the ‘change’ I’ve told you must happen in 2015! Keep gulping Ayunsie… ode!

          • redeem

            NIGERIA IS OVER 54 YEARS OLD——————-AND NOT————4 AS U WABNT US TO BELIEVE–YET NONE THOUGHT OF YOUR ONITSHA BRIDGE–WHERE FASHOLA DUMPED YR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

      • Anonymous11443

        You are a fool.Paid agent of Ogogoro Jonathan.Your payment stops next year.2015.Otuoke animal.

        • redeem

          ARE U SURE—————OF WHAT U ARE SAYING————-THAT I AM A PAID AGENT OF JONATHAN——————-I AM GOING TO SUE U WAHALA FOR DEFAMATION ———-CAUSE THAT IS WHAT U APC AGENTS ARE GOOD AT GOING TO COURT————TO LIE AFTER–DOING YR USUAL DSS DANCE WITH THE JUDGES

    • redeem

      oko Haram Is Funded Through CBN Insider. – Australian Boko Haram Hostage Negotiator. – ABC News.

      **3 of the suspected arrested Nyanya Park bombers in Abuja, were relatives of the said CBN insider.
      **the senior official of CBN, who recently left the bank, was very close to Sodiq Aminu Ogwuche, the Nyanya Bombing leader who also schooled in Sudan.

      An Australian hostage negotiator, Dr Stephen Davis, who has close links with boko-haram terrorist group and had worked as a go-between for government during negotiation has said, a large chunk of funds used by the terrorist group, passes through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), with the aid of an insider, unknown to security officials, reports ABC NEWS.

      Davis, who said he was disclosing all he knew about the Islamist group because he could no longer bear what the kidnapped Chibok girls were going through, affirmed that Boko Haram commanders told him that a senior CBN official (names withheld) was fully involved in the funding of the insurgency.

      The Australian again said, Western countries could not trace the majority of the source of funding to Boko Haram because “it is done through a legal channel; through the gatekeeper; the CBN, and that makes it very easy to cover up.—WHERE IS SANUSI

      Dr Davis further said, that three of the suspected masterminds of the recent bombings in Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, were relatives of the said CBN insider who facilitated movement of funds for the terrorists.

      The three boys lived with him. They were arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS) after the bombings, but it seems they have not been interrogated about their uncle in CBN, thus the non arrest of their uncle by the SSS.

      Also, a senior official of CBN, who recently left the bank, was very close to Sodiq Aminu Ogwuche, the mastermind of the Nyanya bombings who also schooled in Sudan. Boko Haram commanders said Ogwuche’s wife used to visit this top official in his office at the headquarters of the bank in Abuja before the Nyanya bombings. They were very close,” the hostage negotiator further said.

      • Wähala

        Liar!
        The report quoted Dr. Davis as saying the CBN employee is still there but under investigation…
        Davis said the man has three sons arrested with the mastermind of Nyanya Park bombings…
        That even after repatriation from Sudan, non of the suspects has even been interviewed by Nigeria’s security services, much less talk of Dr. Dumbo taking action on actionable information. That why he (Davis) got frustrated and decided to spill the beans…
        Makes a lot of sense because Sanusi is now Emir of Kano… and, doesn’t have three sons!
        Instead of these long thesis, can you explain to the curious world why your moron is yet to interview thugs who nurdered ove 200 innocent Nigerians in cold blood? Why has he not arrested the CBN financier of Boko Haram make we see weda na Sanusi? Silly you, I’m here to straighten up your dirty lies, till death do we part!

    • Mosaku 147

      Hear him ‘I have never meet any member of Boko haram either does I shear in the ideology of bokos harams’.the useless man could not read properly what was written for him.

  • Wale

    This is my take on this, I’m apolitical, I do not live within the borders of Nigeria
    and I don’t have a dog in this fight, but all in all I Love Nigeria.

    With that said, I believe President Jonathan knows more than
    he’s making all of us to believe in this matter; He contracted the Aussie
    (Australian) to negotiate the release of the abducted girls because the man had
    dealt with BOKOS before, else, you just don’t go into Boko Haram enclave without
    knowing where to go or who is the right boko to negotiate with.

    The government also dropped Davis in the area to facilitate his meeting with the
    sect. You just don’t wander into the hands of Boko Harams and tell them “I’m
    not an American and I’m not a Brit” I’m an Australian and they’ll say
    “oh he’s clean” don’t behead him. Guys, they’ve met before and they
    know him very well.
    So, when Dr. Davis heard those two names I’m sure he was shocked
    when the name of former chief of Army staff was mentioned but not so surprised
    about sheriff. He knew that all along, just like he said in his interview.
    I’m also inclining to say that President Jonathan has a full report and the
    names of Boko supporters compiled by Dr. Davis, but as usual, he’s sitting on
    it. To him, everything and every decision are about politics.

    A day before Dr. Davis interview hit the air; GEJ invited himself to Abeokuta in
    order to have discussion with OBJ, but, Obasanjo chose to take the journey to
    Aso rock because of the “respect he has for the office of the president” meaning
    not the occupant as at present. So, OBJ was unable or chose not to stop the
    Aussie from going public with his finding.

    Ndigbo should not play sentiment games with this, like they did during Oduah gate, this is far
    too serious than that, a lot of innocent Igbo people were murdered by Bokos , reason
    why they should not rally around their guy at this time till all the facts are laid
    out , I don’t see the fulanis defending Sheriff yet.
    If Ndigbo should take the route of ethnicity, and their guy is found to be a boko supporter , I
    seriously doubt it if they would be allowed a position of authority and as sensitive
    as top ten positions in Nigeria for a long time. Reason why they should wait and see.

    • Foresight

      Wale, you were an Army Chief. All Nigerians saw how ruthlessly you dealt with Boko Haram. Now, Boko Haram members have allegedly named you as one of their sponsors. Should I believe them? How can I tell it was not their way of getting at you for dealing with them so ruthlessly? Use your brain bros.

      • Wale

        There were three other service chiefs, their names were not mentioned.
        GEJ, the C in C released the funds to enable the military to dealt with BH ruthlessly (as per your word). his name is not mentioned.
        Sheriff, a former governor name is mentioned, whats up with that? he dealt BH heavy blow too? like your army chief did.
        Hey forsight; I’m just trying to use my brain here, as you requested, Boko Harams will continue to supply us the names of their sponsors because now, they can carry their own water and they do not need any of these financiers any longer.
        The sect has out grown their handlers now, the genie is out of the bottle, the financiers are probably on the hit list now, in order to keep them quiet and prevent finger pointing.
        Less than 1% of the Nigerian population that rules the rest 99+% do not see then selves as Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba, kanuri, Ijaw or what have you; they are just interested in maintaining, regardless of who they scr**w over.
        Boko Haram killed a lot Igbos, yet they mentioned an Igbo supporter.
        Boko Haram also killed bunch of Hausas, they also mentioned an Hausa supporter.
        and you are here ranting because an Igbo general name is said to be involved in the atrocities committed by BH. and the guy has not even denied it, instead, he accuses someone else as the commander.
        Go figure.

        • Wähala

          My broad, not to worry, let any useless Igbos come here to market ethnic jingoism about Ihejirika and I will always be here to dispel the truth about that womanizer and crook. Gen. Ihejirika is antoher Gen Ike Nwachukwu, Igbo name, Aboki mentality for personal gains. Davis worked for Dumbo and decided to expose his Arbeitgeber (German for bread winner) bcos the Aussie was simply disgusted at what he saw inside Sambisa forest… all thru History,it’s always been oyinbo that have saved savage Africans from annihilating themselves. Davis is only trying to save Nigeria from Dumbo’s evil machinations… regardless whose ox is gored. That’s why he ignored Baba Iyabo!

          • redeem

            THE TROUBLE WITH U IS THAT U HAVE JUST BEEN TOLD THAT YR MOM IS AN OSU——–SO U ARE-WORKING HARD TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF BEING REGARDED AS AN OUTCAST—A SLAVE——BY YR TRIBES MEN—IHEJRIKA WENT TO AYAKOROMA IN THE NIGER DELTA———-AND BOMBED THE PLACE TO RUBBLE’S–OUR FATHERS AND MOTHERS WHO COULD NOT ESCAPE WHERE THROWN INTO THE BURNING INFERNO———————WHEN ASKED WHY HE DID THAT——————IHEJIRIKA—-SAID IF THE IJAWS DONT STOP THEIR MILITANCY HE WILL COME AFTER–THEM- AGAIN—————-HE WILL CHASE THEM OUT OF THE SS————-WELL ITS NOT THE IJAWS WHO ARE AFTER HIM —ITS THE FULANIS————–AND THE IBOS WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO DEFEND HIM ARE BUSY BEGGING THE FULANIS FOR FOOOD-ATI CONTRACT-S——–

        • Foresight

          Did you watch the complete video? Gen Ihejireka’s name was NOT specifically mentioned

          • redeem

            YES HIS NAME WAS NOT MENTIONED——-IT WAS EL RUFAI WHO PLANTED HIS ANME–SAME AS HE DID———————-WITH IBB

      • Guttersense

        That is what is called hunting with the hound and running with the hare. It depends on which of the two actions is more profitable. That he was ruthless in dealing with BH doesn’t foreclose his alleged sponsorship of the group

      • Mohstone

        Who dealt with BH ruthlessly ??? Ihejirika ??? Wow !!! Wonders shall never end. When did that happen??? and Where??? Am not sure it happened here in Nigeria. If he dealt with them as you are emphasizing how comes they are waxing stronger everyday??? Please always look at your axe’s blade while using it, else it will bounce back at you. Your statement is a complete opposite of what you are trying to say.

    • redeem

      WAHALA——————–GO TAKE A SHOWER——————IT WILL COOL YR REGIONAL BRAIN FOR————–BOKO HARAM WAS CREATED IN 2002—-WHEN OBJ WAS PRESIDENT—————U NEED MEDICAL HELP

  • John green

    Do we need any lecture again for other faithful of PDP, femi-fani kayode was castingating the Opposition when he jumped to PDP but forgot that the truth will soon be revealed, but he got stucked with the same party which is now full of bokoharam loyalist, is this not the same people that decieved the whole nation just to serve their own thirst of desire (money), we live in a situation that calls for questioning now, let GEJ finish what he started and arrest those that were involved with the bokoharam right from the onset, whether it was by chance or mistake. If the GEJ administration wants to show us seriousness, we need to know the truth now. PDP is the deadless party now, full of wicked and crooked politicians. Who only care for themselves, nigerians had know the truth and we are going after the change

    • redeem

      @WAHALA ANSWSER THE QUESTION HE POSED TO YR JANJAWEED HEAD————WHICH VILLAGE IN THE SOUTH EAST IS YR FATHER FROM————-

  • Ette

    Was Sheriff not wanted by pious boko haram headed by Yusuf when he bribed the police to kill him. Yusuf was infuriated that despite demands of sharia principles for right doing, the wicked politicians were busy stealing the people’s resources and killing people to maintain power, yet same wicked people were cutting the hands, stoning and lashing those who stole food for being hungry, goats, bicycle etc. Yusuf referred to the wicked politicians as hypocrites and declared that they were worthy to be stoned to death. So Sheriff in collaboration with his friend OBJ formed and heavily armed a political boko haram to fight with Yusuf sect. This is the sect that became brutal killing killing innocent people, and the wicked and corrupt handling of the unfolding worrisome situation eventually brought these groups together for bloody confrontation with the wicked government. Sheriff was banished to Cameroon when it was clear that Yaradua would hand him over for judgment. But what did we see when GEJ came to power: he brought him back for self exile for his political reaping just as he brought out Al-Mustapha for same purpose. Let civil society organizations ask ICC to arrest Sheriff and bring him to judgment. Alternatively, let Sheriff surrender himself to ICC for clearance over this evil his actions have brought to our nation. We have gone beyond this wicked grandstanding and GEJ who brought him back from self exile for his political advantage cannot touch him as his hands are in this evil mechanization against our dear country.

    • redeem

      THE POLICE THAT KILLED YUSUF–CANNOT BE RBIBED THEY WERE ORDERED TO DO SO BY LATE yARADUA AND NOT SHERIFF——-MY KOKO

  • BlackieUmukoro

    APC is of the opinion that a man can commit suicide on a tomatoes tree. Yeye people

    • Wähala

      Topic has gone beyond politics & smear campaign… we’re on Genocide, crimes against humanity, fuuul.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        And who is guilty here
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Wähala

          Nigerians say, ‘let the ICC decide’…at least, they will be unbiased since they have no dogs in the race!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            To ICC on which evidence. I hope you are now relying on Davies as told him by Boko haram or did Davis say, he carried out an independent investigation Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Wähala

            Dr. Davis has worked with three (3) successive Nigerian governments so he’s no faceless phenomenon, he’s alive and kicking… he worked with your moron (as VP to UMYA) to seal the deal that granted you drunks Amnesty Program. Nigerians have been trusting him for a long time that’s why your mugu re-invited to handle the Chibok kidnapping situation… just like he handled MEND kidnappers, your kin. He has contacts with all kinds of “freedom fighters” aka, terrorists. According to Dr. Davis, not nly BH commanders, many and plenty others told him Gen. Ihejirika ati Sheriff be dia sponsors… and, a PDP thug employed at the CBN handles their wire transfers. The man has three sons and Emir Sanusi doesn’t so… don’t go there!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            So ebola made you to be this loquacious without any iota of civility Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Wähala

            Forget my diction, it’s my prerogative…
            Did I answer your questions about “relying on Davis… an independent investigation” ???
            That’s what matters. Dr. Dumbo ran to Baba Ota bcos he (ur moron) knows he’s cornered!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            A subject of a Moron is a confirmed mugu
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • redeem

            what did otta did when boko haram was created–is he the only ex head of state-in 9ja-he is no longer relevant—————————————–

          • redeem

            Davis said he went to the president to offer his services to him—

          • Mohstone

            Omg !!! Wahala you made my day. The canon you fired at these morons is enough to kill them and their entire generations yet unborn.

          • redeem

            WHICH THE BIAFRAN GENCIDE OR THE BOKO HARAM WAR———————-THE usa says boko haram are terrorist–so u can kill them as u like–no wahala

      • redeem

        THOUGHTS OF A CONFUSED IBO MAN

    • Maria

      Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Your brains are no longer functioning…efulefu.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Ebola struck. Incurable
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • redeem

          wahala don dey answer woman name now

  • Wise Head

    Is it possible that Boko Haram (or any terror group for that matter) will name its sponsors instead of hiding them to continue getting their support? Is it not possible they would want to create confusion to divert attention from their real sponsors in order to shield them? Is it not possible that they would want to get back at Gen Ihejirika who had showed them pepper as army chief by naming him as their sponsor? Why should anyone believe Boko Haram when it chooses to name its sponsors to the Australian? What is it aiming to achieve? Or, is anyone using Boko Haram to remove attention from their real sponsors?

    • King Carlos

      But the Australian has also revealed is that boko haram has now become sumtin like a franchise, where everyone just they open shop…so, there are conflicts goin on among them too

  • clairvoyance

    Can’t anyone discern between Abubakar shekau and this sheriff Ali, it like they are related

    • redeem

      sheriff is kanuri while shekau is fulani-kanuri

      • clairvoyance

        What is the difference goat head. I had chosen to ignore u but I am out to put a stop to ur lies, propaganda on behalf of ur pay masters.

      • checmate

        Is there anything fulani-kanuri? You are just trying to do “tactical maneuver” to exonerate Sherrif from Boko Haram. Too late, mr. unredeemable.

  • clairvoyance

    Compare the pictures of both men, and you will understand what I mean.

  • Scalywag

    Now that Falana threatened the Mandamus, DSS came out to say they will investigate SAS-GAS. Nothing will come out of it of course. The ICC is the right place to take this man. Let them investigate him for crimes against humanity and Genocide

  • IN_90seconds

    A despotic dictator from 30 years ago being sworn in today. New Nigeria indeed!

    • Enough is Enough!

      you are a moron !!! deal with it !

  • Enough is Enough!

    Thank you jargaban !!! you delivered us from the slide of destruction !!! Nigeria can press the Reset Button !!! we can do it !

    • IN_90seconds

      A typical docile’s wishful thinking.

      • Enough is Enough!

        You should consider an alternative land (sambia forest in mind)!! Cos Naija is up for a change young man !

        • IN_90seconds

          Dream on until the euphoria wears off! Oh, I don’t do unknown forests.

  • amillionvoices

    Powerful message from Tinubu…I trust APC will work to restore hope and faith in government..

  • Ahmad Kehinde

    The greeaaat Jagaban!!! Progress, prosperity and harmony to Nigeria

  • IN_90seconds

    @Enough is Enough, you’re a bloody nuisance!

  • IN_90seconds

    It seems Buhari has forgotten his despotic military uniform.

  • Abdullah Musa

    Quite moving Asiwaju!
    Our prayers will overcome our hesitation.

  • Adamu Bappa

    Any body that is not happy today must either be book haram , sponsor or supporters

  • amzat kola

    Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Jagaban of Borgu has spoken. Nigerians in all walks of life should specially congratulate him for today’s inauguration at the federal level and in all APC controlled states for he is the architect of immense joy that enveloped our dear nation today. He is the one with the big hearth. He was the one that saw today’s occasion far ahead of others. He was the one that pooled all progressives in our nation together to silence all powerful PDP. He was the one that subordinated personal ambition to that of the nation by allowing President Muhammud Buhari to have the crown. He who enthrone people must be enthroned. In-Sha- Allau, your own will come in a big way. That’s the law of nature. Congratulations the Jagaban; political strategist of repute; the trailblazer, the navigator. May God Almighty grants you full life span. Hon Kola AMZAT, (FCA,FCIB,ACS,MBA) 08133014657

  • Onike24

    All hail the Jagaban of Africa!

  • JJ

    JAGABAN – truly, my Hero of the Moment and of the Change. Without you in the lead, the hopes of many of us who seem to have little or no voice would have been dashed. You are truly an Hero. Congratulations!!!
    And may your labor not be in vain.
    God bless president Buhari. God bless Nigeria.