Jonathan travels to Chad with alleged Boko Haram sponsor, Modu Sheriff

Ex-Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and President Jonathan at a meeting with the President of Chad, Idris Deby

President Goodluck Jonathan met his Chadian counterpart Monday in that country’s capital, Ndjamena, travelling in the company of former Borno State governor, Modu Sheriff, accused of funding extremist Boko Haram.

A photograph released by Mr. Jonathan’s office Tuesday shows Mr. Sheriff seated for a key security meeting with the president, alongside Idris Derby, the president of Chad.

An earlier statement by the presidency said the talks were aimed at strengthening agreements reached with Nigeria’s neighbours regarding joint border patrols, intelligence sharing and the prevention of the illicit movement of terrorists, arms and ammunition across shared borders.

The talks were also to further discussions in Nairobi last week at the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit, attended by Mr. Derby who is the current Chairman of the Council.

The talks came as many Nigerians demand Mr. Sheriff’s investigation, following claims by an Australian negotiator that he and a former army chief, Azubuike Ihejirika, backed the radical Boko Haram, responsible for more than 13,000 deaths.

A spokesperson for the State Security Service, Marilyn Ogar, dismissed the allegations against Mr. Ihejirika, but admitted Mr. Sheriff had been questioned before over terrorism links, and will be quizzed again in the light of the recent claim.

The initial statement said Mr. Jonathan was to be accompanied to Chad by the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed; and the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Sheidu Mohammed.

But a series of images posted on Twitter by Mr. Abati show Mr. Jonathan arriving in Ndjamena to a rousing welcome by Nigerians based there, and the president later seated in a meeting with Mr. Derby, and Mr. Sheriff.

It is not clear why the Sheriff image was released. Mr. Abati could not be immediately reached.

The photograph has sparked outrage with many Nigerians lambasting the president’s decision to travel with Mr. Sheriff despite calls for his probe.

In a statement, the main opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, accused Mr. Jonathan of exhibiting a “shocking act of indiscretion by hobnobbing with an alleged Boko Haram sponsor”.

“This action by President Jonathan confirms what the APC has always believed: That the President either knows more than he is willing to admit on the issue of those who are behind the Boko Haram insurgency or he is willing to sacrifice the battle against terrorism on the altar of political expediency,” the party said. “Either way, this action by the President is the height of indiscretion at best, or a palpable exhibition of callowness at worst.”

The party added: “If this is a joke, it is one joke taken too far, especially at a time that Nigeria has been losing territories after territories to Boko Haram; at a time that the same Modu Sheriff has been fingered by another source other than the Nigerian Defence Adviser in Chad, and at a time that calls are being made for an independent investigation into the allegation that Modu Sheriff and former Army Chief Azubuike Ihejirika are Boko Haram sponsors.

Mr. Sheriff has been accused before of links to the terrorist group, Boko Haram. He denies any links.

An April 2, 2012 report by a Cameroonian daily, L’Oriel du Sahel, said the former governor, now a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was arrested in 2012 upon entering Cameroon from Chad on his way to meeting the governor of that country’s northern region.

The report said Cameroonian police authorities questioned Mr. Sheriff for hours and only released him later following pressure from senior government officials in that country.


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  • John green

    O GOD!! Why do you still allow men like this to triumph in this nation, with all the lives been lost already, why is it that politics is the order of the day with them?? When nigeria is in deep mess, yet!! They still continue to live their lives and enjoy the taxes of the poor, dine and wine together with the resources of the nation. Yet!! The poor wonders and still carry placard to follow the blind GEJ who’s self ambitious and cannot move unless we move him out of ASO rock. We need a nation and we need a president, obviously, jonathan is not one. So, we need a change

    • redeem

      u need to urgently swallow some of yr expired APC drugs—————–
      Boko Haram Can’t Disclose Its sponsors , Davies lied, says Shehu SaniPresident of Civil Right Congress, Comrade Shehu Sani, on Monday dismissed claims by the self acclaimed hostage negotiator about the possibility of Boko Haram naming its sponsors.

      The Australian Dr. Stephen Davis had alleged in the media that some top commenders of the sect, told him General Azubuike Ihejirika, and Modu Sheriff were sponsors.

      Reacting to the Australian allegation on his facebook wall on Monday, Sani who also facilitated the meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the group in Maiduguri in 2011 said it was impossible for genuine Boko Haram members to disclose to any negotiator the sect’s source of funding.

      Sani, who dismissed the allegation said, “I have been asked by many people to confirm whether the statement credited to the Australian negotiator about the involvement of some people in the Boko Haram insurgency is true or false.
      “The truth and the little I know is that it is very impossible for genuine Boko Haram top rank members to disclose to any negotiator their source of funding.

      • UnderG

        You are probably talking from experience to know all these…My Opinion

    • uduakomiri

      It is easier to criticise. It is far easier to point fingers at someone and blame them for anything that goes wrong even without knowing why, or what is really going on. I guess the mess that is Nigeria today involves every Nigerian dead or alive. Read what someone wrote on sahara reporters sometime ago ‘A Market of Thieves’
      We are all part of this mess. I hate to sound like I defend the government yet the truth must be told ‘the failures of 170 million people could not necessarily be because of the actions or inactions of one person’
      We should all start taking responsibility for this mess maybe that way it would help us all realise the need to change things for the better.
      But we could also continue to point fingers in the same direction: the government, and blame them for everything. Take for instance the kidnapping of the chibok girls, a lot of Nigerians simply chose to politicise it and even disparage Oby Ezekwesili in spite of the fact that she has nothing to gain or lose for advocating for the release of the girls. In a sense, maybe she was trying to do something right, and had hoped that Nigerians would rise up and identify with the travails of those poor little girls. But as always, we trivialised it, we chose to criticise and ridicule her. Many times, we bring down people who stand up to bring change in a way we are not used to. In spite of this governments many mistakes, one day, people would remember it for a lot of things no one is willing to give it credit for…
      But every Nigerian should take a role in fixing things starting from the most basic things: Do the right thing, challenge and protest about things when they are not being done in the right way and watch how Nigeria becomes what it should have been long ago

  • amazing2012

    Actually they are the same Boko Haram sponsors. They went to Chad to beg Idris Debi to stop killing their members !

    • redeem

      Ahmad Salkida, the self-exiled Nigerian journalist, widely reported to have an unfettered access to Boko Haram, has described as questionable, claims by Australian negotiator, Dr. Steven Davis, of having links with the insurgent group.

      The Borno State-born journalist who reportedly fled to the United Arab Emirates over allegations that he was a Boko Haram sympathiser stated that Davis should explain to Nigerians how he “came across” the insurgent group

      • concerned9ja

        Ok now, Davis has become self-acclaimed. Not to worry, your interne job would soon expire. Then you would return to the creeks to resume your bunkering.

      • Gworoman

        Oh now you want to believe whom you regarded as boko haram before

      • Wähala

        Salkida is only jealously protecting his interest because he sees himself as the only man who can negotiate with the Boko Haram… even he needed Govt. permission & protection to engage the insurgents, so it’s highly unlikely that an Australian would take it upon himself to travel to Sambisa Forest and negotiate with the BH. Who gave him visa to travel to Nigeria, for what reason was it granted? Punk, use your brains…

        • redeem

          the alleged interview with the fake Davis was conducted by a media outfit owned by the publisher of thisday———–newspaper———————-now the entire alawada episode is falling into place——–clear as day light that the fulaniS in APC sponsored the publication of that cray fish interview to suit the needs of the janjaweed fulani agents in APC

    • redeem

      HE WENT TO CHAD TO PLEAD WITH HIM TO RECALL ALL THE FULANIS WHO SNEAKED INTO NIGERIA–FROM CHAD–NIGER REPUBLIC————–OVER 60 YRS AGO——–AND ARE NOW WEARING OUR NATIONAL COLORS———————IN D ARMY—————-TO GO BACK HOME———-HAVE U HEARD BUHARI TALK ABOUT HIS GRAND FATHER GREAT-GRAND-MOTHER—THE FAMILY TREE—WHAT ABOUT ATIKU———-NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • mib

    The president has demonstrated clearly that he is part of the boko haram. He should have avoided sheriff for now pending the investigation. Only god will save us from the hands of gej sheriff ihejirika and co sponsors. God pls save my country nigeria.

    • Gideon Orkar

      northerners must be extremely stoopid to allow others to instigate them to be killing themselves. Is the President also responsible for ISIS and other 72 virgins seeking people wreaking havoc across the globe?

      • GodBlessNigeria

        don’t talk about people you barely know like that. be objective and reasonable.

        • Gideon Orkar

          If GEJ did not sponsor or start BH then they must be very evil to be killing like that. If he did then they must be very stoopid. Which one is it going to be?

          • redeem

            iTS ONLY A MAN WITH THE ERASABLE BRAIN OF A RABBIT THAT WILL BELIEVE THE RUBBISH BEING PEDDLED BY THE FULANIS IN APC–ATIKU—ELRUFIA ——-ATI KWANKASO–THAT JONATHAN IS THE BRAIN BEHIND THE KILLING MACHINE OF THE JANJAWEEDS IN APC—ATI BOKO HARAM————GO THROUGH THE RECORDS–IT WAS THE SAME FULANI NORTH THAT SAID AWO APPEARED IN THE MOON—THE ABIOLA MILK EPISODE WAS BY THEM ALSO-BUT IT TURNED OUT IN HIS FAVOR–HE WON THE JUNE 12 ELECTIONS—–WITHOUT TIN UBU ATI ATIKU——THEY ARE GOOD AT TELLING LIES————————————-SADLY THEY HAVE CERTAIN UNTHINKING NIGERIANS IN THE SOUTH WHO FAVOR THEIR ANNUAL RITUAL—- RANTING LIKE BABOOONS—————FROM THE HILL TOP-

          • GodBlessNigeria

            well… by “they” do you mean your fellow “Innocent Nigerian brothers and sisters” been killed and de-possessed of their property and livelihood, teachers, farmers, traders, doctors etc who are tax payers. or are you referring to an alien figure, something that you have no relationship with could be a dog or whatever. My friend I point no fingers but i sincerely would indulge you start making useful contribution and suggestion that promote unity, fairness and respect for life and property to the greater good of our nation and desist from abusing good Nigerian who are victims of a situation you have taken no time to understand. My respect goes to the Nigerian solders who have been deployed to save the situation and every other Nigerian all over the world who in prayers, charity, encouraging comments and wise suggestions hope for a better nation…who for no political or financial motivation would disregard the life of a fellow citizen no matter his religion or ethnicity. Good bless Nigeria.

          • Gideon Orkar

            twaddle

  • uduakomiri

    Many Nigerians speak based on emotion. I guess if Nigerian journalists weren’t lazy and are more inclined to conjecture, personal opinion, gossip and hearsay than facts then they could have gone ahead to reach the president and try to find out his perspective on things. Till date, I can count the number of Nigerian newspapers that have been able to reach the president and interview him. Why do our press always rely on foreign sources for news about Nigeria?
    Do we have to rely on twitter to access these pictures? Although I do have a very dim opinion of the Nigerian government yet there is this troubling lack of professionalism among many Nigerian journalists. In the past we have state house correspondents who had prior access to anything going on within the presidency. These group of journalists often have varying degrees of access to the president. Even during the military era, the generals had journalists they could trust with vital information. In fact many Nigerian newspapers often approached the generals for an interview. Why is it different from a civilian government? Why are the journalists not making efforts to interview the president so as to question some of his policies, his personal views on issues rather than resort to their own assumptions?
    Agreed the government is failing Nigerians but our journalists are no different from the government. They accept bribes from the same people that have caused us so much suffering and write lies in their favour. Take Bama for instance, all the Nigerian newspapers were busy copying BBC and AFP reports on something happening in their very back yard. In essence, they were helping foreigners tell their own biased versions of events happening inside the country of these very journalists. It was and still remains an utter disgrace.
    I am more inclined now to doubt what a Nigerian journalist says in the same way I regard whatever information that comes from Abati,and Doyin Okupe as heaps of lies

    • ZikZak

      You miss it. The BBC, AFP, AP reports you read, who do you think filed them? When last did you see an American journalist around here? The stories are filed by the same Nigerian journalists.You should ask why it is difficult to have the same stories directly used locally first.

      While I agree many journalists are lazy, we have a government that hides the most crass of information from local journalists. But tell them you represent Reuters, AP etc, they sing! I’m sure a few local papers have sought interviews with Jonathan, he refuses. I recall PT mentioning same. You haven’t read that? My advice is anyhow the info comes take it and analsye. Jonathan for one has never accepted interview with local journalists since he came. I think the math you should do is that if 99 journalists are fools or lazy, there must be one smart chap. Or you think we don’t have reporters willing to go to the frontlines?

      • uduakomiri

        There is a difference between a journalist working for a specific news group and one who is under the pay of a foreign news agency. The loyalty of these two groups of journalists are not the same. Sola Odunfa and Yemi Oladepo are typical examples. But that is not what I am saying. The fact remains if you check BBC news webpages, what they report on Nigeria is what Nigerian newspapers copy and quote copiously. Now the question is not who filed the reports but rather its accuracy. It is well known that Nigerians and a good number of our public officials have inferiority complex, which might explain why Nigerian journalists who sit in air conditioned offices in Abuja and Lagos suddenly become experts in asymmetric warfare and insurgency even though they have never been to any of the locations in the north east. But so long as BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and AFP are involved, these Nigerian journalists file the same sort of inaccurate reports that smell like a Nigerian SSS official’s security report on an individual who is not in the good books of the president.
        What I am saying in essence, is that our practice of journalism in Nigeria is getting worse. In spite of being one of the countries in the world with the highest numbers of newspapers in the world, our journalists, like politicians, would never attempt to go near a location in Nigeria that portends any risk to them no matter how doing so is a necessary part of their public and professional roles in society.
        What is difficult to explain is why British and American media groups send journalists to some of the most risky places on earth such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Ukraine yet Nigerian journalists cannot do the same in their own back yard. Some of our current newspapers such as the daily times pre-dates Nigeria’s independence having been founded in 1925.
        How can these people whose profession is all about hunting for information are unable to go out and do just that but rather prefer to thrive on gossip which they without an iota of shame try to pass on as facts. President Jonathan at times comes off as arrogant, sometimes out of touch, and again aloof yet if you were in his shoes, as an educated person, would you even associate with Nigerian journalists who simply prefer to print gossip and lies as facts? Would you trust any information with a group of individuals who have no integrity, who are unable to say ‘Sorry Mr Politician, I don’t want your brown envelope, I will only write about the information you give me and let the people make their conclusions’. You see why Nigerian officials run to the foreign media to even beg (and sometimes send private jets to fetch them) so that they could give them information. If a woman says yes to every man who asks her for sex, how would anyone of them trust her with something as personal as love? That is the problem.
        Our journalists are lazy, a lot of them are unintelligent, many are uneducated and are unable to even express the information they have properly in writing, a lot of them hardly do a research on a subject, topic or individual before going to press. Many of the news they put out there is almost less than what a kindergarten pupil would have written.
        In a sense I blame the regulatory agencies who have made the journalism profession in Nigeria a beehive of charlatans. Nigeria should know that the profession is too strategic to national survival and must do everything to improve the quality of journalism courses in the country. There are few universities in Nigeria that offer journalism as a course yet you find people who studied English, Mass communication, Igbo, fine arts, and Drama parading as journalists. Tougher licensing should be applied to clear up the mess and streamline professional standards, the NUJ is not doing its job properly of policing its members, while the education departments of the federal ministries and agencies responsible should strengthen, re-appraise and upgrade the nature of courses taught in this area in Nigerian universities, while encouraging secondary schools to introduce basic to medium introductory subjects to the profession.

      • redeem

        IF I WERE TO BE IN THE SHOES OF JONATHAN I WILL NOT GRANT INTERVIEW TO NIGERIAN MEDIA MISFITS——————————————–THIS INTERVIEW WITH DAVIS WAS CONDUCTED BY ARISE——-OWNED I AM TOLD BY THE PUBLISHER OF THISDAY—————WHY CANT A JOURNALIST WORTH HIS SALT DO A LITTLE RESEARCH———————CONCERNING IHEJIRIKA?—————-THE FULANI NORTH TELL US HE IS DUE FOR THE HAGUE—THE ICC— FOR KILLING MEMBERS OF BOKO HARAM–THEN THE SAME FULANIS TURN AROUND TO ACCUSE HIM OF BEING BEHIND BOKO HARAM——————ACTIVITIES—THAT IS THE BOKO HARAM THAT HAS BEEN KILLING HIS TRIBES MEN THE IBOS– AS IF THEY ARE GOATS IN THE FULANI NORTH————————————AND U SAY I SHOULD ALLOW NIGERIAN JOURNALIST TO INTERVIEW ME? IBEGI—THE SIAD ARTICLE WAS CIRCULATED TO MEDIA HOUSES BY ELRUFAI–OF APC———————–

    • redeem

      DAVIS WAS NOT INTERVIEWED BY A FOREIGN NEWSPAPER——–THE IRONY OF IT IS THAT HE WAS INTERVIEWED BY THE PUBLISHER OF THISDAY———-TV NETWORK——————ARISE—————AND THEY LIED TO HIM THAT THEY WERE DOING IT FOR BBC——————–AND EVERY NIGERIAN KNOWS WHO THE PUBLISHER OF THISDAY IS————-THE BIGGEST 419NER ON MOTHER EARTH–SO ITS CLEAR TO ALL THAT THE SAID PUBLICATION WAS SPONSORED BY THE FULANIS LED BY ELRUFAI ATI ATIKU–MEANING ITS THE WORK OF THE JANJAWEEDS IN APC————————PERIOD——————–

  • Truthometer

    It’s good to know who the real sponsors of boko haram are. This picture above speaks volume. I rest my case.

    • Tunsj

      You said it all. GEJ cannot be trusted.

      • redeem

        tinubu can be more trust-worthy than Gej

  • felix

    breeze don blow and we don see fowl yash, its APC its APC, but now we know beter who is benefitting from dis boko haram thing is jonathan himself with dis shameless photo of him with modu sheriff,dis is not d kind of president nigerians want in 2015

  • Dankasa

    so Redeem or whatever he called himself is now protecting Shareef because he joined PDP?? Do you think he will do the same if Shareef is still in APC? We should be fear to ourselves even if we don’t agree with the Oyimbo, we all know that Sharif created this platform for all these killings when he was Govn. But my prayer here is May Allah help us and let this Redeem man one day be caught by Boko Haram or fall a victim of their one of attacks, Amin.

    • SHM

      Despite being in the opposition sharif was in constant romance with the presidency that is why APC out smarted him during its last convention; which consequently made him to carpet cross. shine your eyes!

      • redeem

        did APC ask him to leave because of anti–party activities——————————-naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • redeem

      His first port of call was APC ——i mean sheriff————-that was the party he decamped to———–did u hear any noise from APC all the while he was with them———————-did the janjaweeds in APC call him names————————–naaaaaaaaaaaaaa————————until he joined PDP—-that was when the wahala started———-added to the fact that he is a Kaanuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuri-not fulani like buhari————-atiku kwankaso———-or elrufai

  • Mani_Kay

    APC IS FOUNDER, SPONSOR, SUSTAINER AND SOLE BENEFICIARY OF BOKO HARAM

    STATEMENT OF BOKO HARAM NEGOTIATOR STEVEN DAVIES: (UNEDITED INTERVIEW STATEMENT) A MUST READ

    “Now I will offer an opinion as to the motives of the sponsors of Boko
    Haram.

    “The political sponsors of Boko Haram (APC) seem to think that they can
    use Boko Haram to terrorise Nigeria to demonstrate that the current
    (PDP) government cannot ensure the security of Nigerian citizens both Muslim
    and Christian. Therein the sponsors (APC) assume they can undermine any
    efforts of the current (PDP) government to be re-elected in 2015.

    Herein lies
    the flaw for the conflict and instability currently being fanned suits
    the aims of Al Qa’eda and the architects of terrorism. Should the
    sponsors of Boko Haram (APC) win government in 2015, they will likely find
    that they cannot turn Boko Haram off or that Boko Haram will demand
    control of at least Borno State in return for reducing their attacks.
    Borno State may be just the beginning of an expanding caliphate.” …… on quote: Steven Davies

    • Wähala

      There you have your Boko Haram kingpins in picture…
      Keep fooling yourself, Nigerians are smarter than Aborigines…
      Keep gulping ogogoro, your life depends on it. Boko Haram is PDP and vice versa!

      • redeem

        Are the duo of ihejirika ati sheriff——————into ogogoro—-also———————–if u can be taken in by the publisher of thisday–na yr own cup of tea be that—————————————we cannot all be fooled by him————————period——————-who does not know that boko haram was foolishly created by the fulanis to make the government of gej look weak————————

    • Amaka

      Anumanu Kay. Period

    • Ogom

      Clearly “edited” by your good self.

      Most of us here have read, even watched, the interviewS. Why bother with this pointless peice of propaganda?

    • djay

      yawn.

    • Issei

      And PDP is coordinating all the transaction via otuake bank.

  • Wähala

    The problem is Dr. Dumbo cannot think in isolation. He also travelled to Jerusalem at the height of calls for the sack of then Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, over equally serious charges of abuse of office. So, if you want a ‘selfie’ with the president, commit a heinous crime, Dumbo might include you in his next large-than-life entourage of goons, sycophants and hangers-on. But I beg to disagree with the APC biko… The “height of indiscretion” by Dr. Dumbo was travelling to party at a political rally in Kano hours after visiting bombing victims in hospitals, and the filtering news of the kidnap of nearly 300 school girls in Borno! That’s why the Ghanaian Prof. Aittey is right, Nigeria’s leaders need urgent psychiatric examinations… happily, the PDP in Edo State has called for psychiatric exams for their future Guber candidates, that’s a step in the right direction. Wallahi!

    • redeem

      This is one of the best decisions ever taken by the president———-I was so happy when i saw the picture of Sheriff ati the president—-in Chad—knew the vultures in the socalled Arewa fulani club ati APC will peeeeeee in their smelly sokoto when they see it–and they did with the aid of d camels in APC———-the story about his involvement with boko haram started long long b4 now————-its been around the entire country—————–for months————even b4— he teamed up with the filthy unthinking janjaweed jihadist in APC—————–they did nothing—–we did not hear a single noise from Lair mosquito mohamed—-ati d babooons in Arewa–club—-they all——–kept quiet————-until he told tinubu off—-and decided to decamp from APC to PDP———— that was when wahala started—————–Sheriff has said on a number of occasions that APC was behind the bombs being exploded in Borno state–by boko haram———-now the same APC turns around to hire the publisher———–of————————- thisday————a well known 419ner—————to do a hatchet mans job for them—elrufai—and u want me to die cause of that–mumu——————————Prof Ayitteh insulted buhari——not Jonathan———- he said Buhari who sacked his fellow fulani brother———-d democratically elected—–government of——–shagari——————— has no moral right to rear his ugly janjaweed head from sudan——in Nigeria————–to plead for our votes———-again——–he called him an——–idiot——————-Ayittey is from the Ga tribe in Ghana———–late–General—-Ankra is the only Ga to rule from Osu Castle—-in Accra——–time for Ayittey—-to represent his people——————————–instead of worrying about 9ja————-he should go look under his own sokoto———–like d smelly Ibo/fulani—red cap chief here—called wahala———who has refused to identify with his——–half brother———Ihejirika———-who is being accused by APC of killing Ibos in Kaduna-kano——–Jos—– ati abuja——–animal———————cheeeeeeeeeeeeers

  • WWbloger

    Well, it was the same way that Yar’dua eventually found a solution to the Niger Delta problem. At one point Alamieyeseigha was even brought out of jail to facilitate the negotiations. If this one would bring us closer to a solution to the Boko Haram problem, fine.

  • the truth

    My people our president is on top of the matter.everyone is innocent until proven.lets wait and see how this plays out.each and everyone of us have once been accused of doing something we didn’t,would it have been right if we were stoned to death without investigation or hearing our own side of the story.Davies made an accusation and most of us have taken it as true and a gospel truth

  • Joe

    I feel that APC is behind all the atrocities in this country.

    • the truth

      the truth is coming out slowly. they want to stabilize the country, go read davies interview where he stated categorically what you and i believe

    • TRUTH MASTER

      APC took Sheriff to Chad. APC makes the Jonathan Administration incompetent. APC brought Ebola to Nigeria. APC makes Joe unable to think rationally. Blah Blah Blah

    • Efe1

      Please explain the reasoning behind your assertion.

    • DD

      Then your brain must be working backward, because the same APC must have advised Jonathan to travel with a suspected terrorist.

      • wode

        Is it working backward or upside down.?

    • Maria

      APC made Ebola Jonathan an incompetent and dumb president…e yah…. APC must be wicked indeed for allowing a dumbo to rule our great Nation.

  • amazing2012

    Everybody believe Ali Madu sharif is a member of Boko Haram but immediately he cross PDP he become clear and travel with the President on the same Boko Haram issue. Wonder shall never ends ! To me and many others both the President and Ali are members of Government Boko Haram, just last week he was accused of financing the group and others including á serving Director at CBN. No one believe more so to investigate and clear them.

  • Tufiakwa

    Elementary media law, which our friends at Propaganda Times did not benefit from at University of Oshodi, helps us to understand that publishing a libellous article based on an “accusation,” “allegation” or “rumour” is the mass media’s equivalent of drinking a poison. A claim that such an accusation has been repeatedly made is no defence. Oh, lets I forget, PT does not practise journalism.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Since you are the doyen of journalism, go to your own newspaper and spew all the balderdash. This story passes all the basic journalistic test…

      • Ekwekwe

        Oh yes! The story “passes all the basic journalistic test” as taught over at University of Oshodi.

        • Issei

          Abegi stop mentioning Oshodi because we no get university for Oshodi but we get university of otuake,for Oshodi we get only hard working people wey no de do Boko haram,and we no dey friend boko haram sponsor dats is all.

        • trippi

          Ekwekenaekwenauteekwele…

  • Gideon Orkar

    Janjaweeds eyaaaa

  • True Nigerian

    Travelling to discuss with other leaders is normal for a President. But what I do not understand is how these travels by our oga at the rock will stop boko haram from seizing territories inside Nigeria. Since the day President Hollande of France called this man and a few other “slavish” African leadership failures to Paris, this president has been travelling to every corner of the earth in the name of discussing boko haram. Yet, in Nigeria, the ordeal on boko haram has since become worse, not better, as the meetings continue.

    If America is burning today and some home-grown rag-tag animals are seizing territories in Alaska or Georgia, President Obama would not be travelling round the south American, European and North American countries to discuss how a home-grown terror in America would be solved by foreign governments. He will probably discuss the border security with leaders of countries that adjoin US. But Jonathan has already had such conversations with the leaders of all the countries adjoining Nigeria. Worse still, whilst boko haram is not able to seize territories in those countries, it continues to seize more territories within Nigeria which says something about the true state of leadership and security institutions in the country – that boko haram is largely and mostly a Nigerian problem. On that basis, these trips are useless, deceptive and becoming quite annoying.

    The truth is, these foreign meetings over local problems are what a failed leadership does
    in order to look busy and serious when it actually knows that it has run
    out of ideas and strategies. These meetings are designed to disguise
    the lazy thinking, ineffectiveness and uselessness of a government that
    has lost the plot and is merey concentrating on how to retain power in
    order to keep on milking the treasury for himself and his cronies.

    But this is Nigeria, where horrendous failure can be so obvious and yet so celebrated, ignored or passed off as monumental efforts and genuine eagerness to solve problem. And that is why the country is on the way down! The truth was said and concluded by Senator John McCain: that under Jonathan, Nigeria has no government.

    • ed

      Thanks. You gave us a clean description of the state of affairs in Nigeria. What is the logic of Sheriff presence in the security meeting with the president. On what capacity. Could’ve been as the representative of Boko Haram in Nigeria government?

    • ayedaade

      What an intellectual assessment. Nigerians should beware there is fire on the mountain.

    • Alaska

      Bro, an intellectual summary of factual situation on ground. A man unprepared without a compass is tantamount to disaster

  • Maria

    Jonathan, as the sponsor of MEND…is not a stranger to sponsorship of terrorism. Nigeria made a mistake allowing a terrorist in the person of Ebele Jonathan, who was the godfather of MEND just as Modu Sherif is the godfather of boko haram, to move near the corridor of power let alone becoming a ruler. I am not surprised at the romance between this duo because they share many things in common, one of which is terrorism. Mr Jonathan and his co-sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria such as Modu Sherif and Ihejirika must be sent to the Hague for genocide and crime against humanity.

  • 1MASK01

    According to some other local source, Ali Modu Sheriif has been in Ndjamena for more than a week before the president visit. in fact in the president Arrival picture posted earlier on sheriff was among the Nigerians welcoming the president at the airport.
    what is baffling however is in what capacity is Sheriff attending the meeting? He is not even a cabinet member, or was it a show off to Nigerians that he has the president in his ‘babban riga’ pocket.

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    Picture speak volume of itself. It is rediculous to see this kind of thing in a God’s nation like ours.

  • Usman

    speechless

  • True Nigerian

    Rev Stephen Davis must be looking at this picture and wondering why he even bothered himself about helping Nigeria to solve her self-imposed problems.

    If he doesn’t know already, this picture should tell him the reason why the Americans have neither bombed boko haram or bothered to say any other meaningful thing since they arrived Nigeria to “help” the country against boko haram. They realised upon arrival that this country needs no help; it only pretends to be in need of help. They have discovered that a deeply corrupt, wasteful, lawless and suicidal self-destroying society and its woeful leaders that are celebrated by their victims do not deserve even a waste of $1.00 bomb to save the country. So they are merely here making sure that they gather enough intel to prevent any consequences of Nigeria’s degeneration from spilling into the Oluwa’s own country (USA).

    Whilst Iraqis were sayng that the time is up for Al-Maliki, Nigerians say that 4 more years is justifiable for a leadership that cannot even enforce the most basic laws of their country in the interests of national security and economic stability (as seen in the fuel subsidy scam and Diezani Madueke’s littany of serialcorruption).

    If your president was helpless enough to pay ransom in order to recover his stolen uncle from kidnappers at the President’s own backyard in Otueke, then woe unto you in your expectation of some improvement in Nigeria’s festering insecurity under the same leadership. Verily, verily I say unto you, you are living on a borrowed time in your own security. Darkness is at the door. You can do something practical about it between now and the next election, or you can solve the problem in the the usual Nigerian way by stopping at saying “it is well o!”. Mba, it is not well my people!

  • Somi

    What matters is peace being restored. Not who goes and whatever picture is taken. We want an end to Boko Haram and i believe the president is taking adequate steps to ensure that too.

    • Aladi Musa

      I concur with you on that. We pray for peace in the North and in Nigeria as a whole.

  • Danladee

    Let’s not jump to conclusion. Probably the inclusion of Sherrif to Mr.
    President’s visit to Chad could be that Sherrif has promised to talk to
    Abubakar Shekau, the BH leader, who may be hanging somewhere there, and
    get a promise to end the insurgency. But if otherwise, Iam sorry, it is
    too childish, and a blunder of the highest order from the leader of the
    ‘giant of Africa’. some of our leaders need psychiatric test

  • Shekau

    Even Allah is surprised!

  • wode

    Where is Fani-Kayode? Maybe he can help us confirm that GEJ is the brain behind BH as he is moving around with the alleged major sponsor of the dreaded group. I’m expecting him to talk/write now. He has been alleging the opposition as the one behind BH. Now that the cat is let out of the bag and none of Buhari or El-Rufai is fingered by the man from the lion’s den. The main “bad guy” is now in the fold of PDP, what else does he have to say?

  • the truth

    most posters here don’t live in nigeria, they rely on information from
    punch which is owned by olabade a pro apc member, premium times majority
    ownership is owned by the gambo family an apc member, the nation
    newspaper is owned by tinubu, the once internationally acclaimed sahara
    reporters has now become so partisan that international media houses
    make scorn of it, just yesterday they posted a video of nigerian
    soldiers fleeing from the war front, but when that video was proved to
    be the nigerian army on a routine patrol, they never apologized or
    retracted their video igbokwe has run down the intergrity of that
    paper. now when the opposition controlls the media what do you guys
    expect. please premium times i challenege you to post the excerpts of
    davies interview with abc yesterday and you all would see apc and media
    houses in nigeria have one sole purpose, which is bring down this
    government. what happened to the agriculture revampment, what happened
    to the news that nigeria has had its lowest import in 37 years, that
    hyundai and honda have started nigerian made carrs, that for the first
    time in history two state elections were done and no life was lost, that
    rail road from kano in the north to port harcourt in the south is 100%
    running. ask yourself one question why is that all these newspapers
    never post any positive news in nigeria, do you all really think no
    positive nes is coming from nigeria. wake up and see these monsters for
    who they really are

    • wode

      Your comment is out of track. How does it relate to this news?

    • SIT DOWN OR PARK VERY WELL TO SMOKE YOUR WEED. The lies; the propaganda !

  • Pete

    Buhari is the exact opposite of El-Rufai.
    Buhari is a dunce while El-Rufai is brilliant.

    • oaa

      Please let’s be temperate as you cannot compare a state to the entire country. PMB is slowly and steadily on course. If he takes policy decisions in haste he may have reverse himself and people will hasten to criticise him. The change we want must be meticulous and sustainable please. God bless Nigeria

  • Obiayo

    I have said it before and I’d say it again. El-Rufai is a man after my own heart. I’m pleased with his works so far. In a nutshell, I have always been. God bless El-Rufai! God bless the people of Kaduna!

  • Sadiq Dahiru

    Mr Remi if u want to criticise Buhari pls do so but don’t compare him & el-rufia.Compare him with Jonathan. Don’t let ur impatient get d best of u. Ur article is too cheap.