Jonathan, PDP can’t claim credit for defeating Ebola — Governor Fashola

Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that the true heroes behind Nigeria’s success in curtailing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease are not those campaigning across the country.

In his Independence Day address in Lagos, Wednesday, Mr. Fashola said that credit should not be taken away from the health workers who helped curtailed the virus.

At various rallies across Nigeria, ruling party politicians have continued to cite Nigeria’s success on the virus as among the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party.

“I have heard some stories emanating from campaign podiums with claims of conquering Ebola,” said Mr. Fashola.

“The question we must ask is whether those who make these claims saw Ebola?

“It is women like Stella Ameyo Adedevoh to whom such a claim rightly belongs.

“It is young Nigerians like Dr. Morris Ibeawuchi, who first made contact with the index case patient and continued to treat him who saw and conquered Ebola.

“He got infected, from doing his job, got sick, survived and is back to his job.

“It is first responders from the Lagos State Ministry of Health like Dr. Jide Idris, Dr. Yewande Adesina, Dr. Wale Ahmed, Dr. Kayode Oguntimehin who saw Ebola.

“They responded to the call from First Consultant Hospital. They spent 12 (Twelve) hours daily in the early days supervising the construction of Ebola containment facility when the epidemic broke.

“The Lagos State Infectious Disease Hospital which later became the epicenter of Ebola management used to house tuberculosis patients and patients with infectious diseases.

“Those patients vented their anger on these people when they had to be moved to create room for the Ebola centre. I know they spat at Dr. Adesina for doing her job.

“Dr. Abdul-Salam Nasidi of the National Disease Control Centre in Abuja saw and conquered Ebola. He helped in no small way to co-ordinate the containment.

“Dr. David Brett-Mayor of the World Health Organization saw and conquered Ebola. He single handedly started the Ebola isolation ward having cleared and cleaned the room. He admitted and cared for the patients before any Nigerian doctor joined him.

“Professor S. A. Omilabu, the dedicated virologist at LUTH, saw Ebola and conquered it. He coordinated the fault free testing for Ebola and managed all the samples professionally.

“Peter Adewuyi saw Ebola and conquered it. He led the contact tracing team of many dedicated officers for the first 2 (two) weeks.

“Mrs. Funmi Lagbokun, Mrs. Modupe Aiyedun Davies, Mrs. Basirat Adeoye, Ms F. O. Bamgboye, Mrs. K. O. Oshisanya, Mrs. Kazeem Abioye, Mrs. Abiola Lasaki and Mrs. K. Adeshina all saw and conquered Ebola.

“They were the dedicated team of nurses, nursing aid, care giver, health assistant and hygienist who commenced work voluntarily in the Ebola containment ward without any demand other than the sense of duty.

“Yemi Gbadegesin and Abdulsalam saw and conquered Ebola.

“They coordinated the de-contamination, removal and burial of the index case and other cases, and it is because of them that First Consultant can re-open for business.

“Dear Lagosians, these were the people who saw and defeated Ebola. Let no person tell you otherwise.

“These men and women, who showed courage, who risked their lives are our true champions and heroes.

“They showed the spirit of service, the spirit of Lagos and the spirit of our “good old days”.

“Nobody should take this credit away from them.

“They are not celebrating because they know that the work is not finished. They are already working with our people and planning to volunteer to go and give help in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

“Their reward for hard work will be more work and they tell me that they are ready,” Mr. Fashola added.

In what was his last Independence Day participation as the governor, Mr. Fashola urged Lagosians and Nigerians to return to those values that made Nigeria great in the past.

“How can you serve your country? I say, take the spirit of Lagos everywhere you go,” Mr. Fashola said.

“From Badagry to Bayelsa; from Shomolu to Sokoto; from Epe to Ebonyi; Alimosho to Adamawa; from Lekki to Lafia; From Ikeja to Ijebu-Ode, all of us, Nigerians all should serve our country by changing our thinking and striving to give our best for collective benefit.

“By making a conscious determination to changing the way we act. We can serve our country by doing something good and positive in our homes, in our schools and in our communities.

“It doesn’t matter how little it is. Together it makes a whole. We can serve our country by pledging in our hearts to restore, share and protect our communities, our States and our nation,” Mr. Fashola said.

“In the weeks and months ahead, we will begin to celebrate ordinary Nigerians doing extra-ordinary things. And on a dedicated day in the near future we will come together to celebrate and honour our heroes, and hold them up as shining examples. Heroes recognised and chosen by you and I for the things they are doing for the benefit of others and the society at large without expectation of reward.

“Let the arm bands you are wearing be a constant reminder to change your thinking. We will distribute wrist bands all over Lagos and beyond. Wear them with pride but more importantly, let them remind you to act with integrity.

“As I have said before, I know that the temptation to focus on our failures and lament our national deficiencies is great. I know that the temptation to compare our achievements with our potentials and conclude that we could have done much better is perhaps inevitable. But I say to you the Nigerian youth, choose to take on a more positive attitude. It is a choice and that choice is yours,” he added.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    “They are not celebrating because they know that the work is not finished. They are already working with our people and planning to volunteer to go and give help in Sierra Leone and Liberia.”

    The above bit moved me.

    That there are still so many selfless Nigerians in our everyday life. The Nigerians, who still take time off the rat race, to lend a hand of life and genuine fellowship to others.

    These are the real heroes indeed. I salute them.

    And, Guv. Fash, many thanks for not trying to steal their glory. Unlike someone who never went to either Chibok or to an Ebola Ward, but was quick enough to dash off to see Pastor’s collapsed synagogue and was first to claim victory over Ebola.

    • zaragoza

      God bless you in every single way. You have said it all.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Amen. Zaragoza.

        And may you be blessed even more than I have been.

        Thanks.

    • Enemona

      As usual, Mr Kay, quite on point.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Thanks, Enemona.

        Were you trying to get me to shed crocodile tears on this same thread earlier when you confessed to putting Robb in your eyes to induce tears?

        Lol

    • Baba Messi

      Unkle-K, someone didn’t go to chibok, but what of yur Guv ‘Fash d Cash’ that also went to the synagogue and had to beat a hasty retreat thru a back door and zoom off to avoid making a statement to waiting journalists??
      What was he afraid of?? Why is he ‘waiting’ for the outcome of the federal government commitee when he has ample laws to handle the infractions by the synagogue people??

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Baba Messi, the more pertinent question should be “why did the FGN decide to meddle in the matter of a collapsed building in an obscure village in Lagos when that was not the first one to collapse and take lives in Lagos?”

        Mr. President has never been reported to have visited any collapsed building site before, unlike Guv. Fash, who does so constantly.

        Yours is the second instance I have read in the last 24 hours that the LASG is ‘suspending’ action on this debacle following the meddling by the FGN. When I confirm this, I shall respond accordingly.

        On the matter of Guv. Fashola “sneaking away” from the disaster scene; I am not an official spokesperson for his government, but I presume this could be in order to avoid making off the cuff remarks that could jeopardise investigations before they are concluded.

        • Baba Messi

          A seasoned lawyer like he is supposed to be or even yourself need not fear journalists questioning if one has a clean mind. I believe all he had to do was avoid making categorical statements on aspects he is not sure of.
          Same way u have used yur lawyer sense to maneuver and give ‘Fash d Cash’ a soft landing from the issues I raised.
          No wahala..but I will truly like to see more balanced criticisms from u APC fans on this forum. It prove yur integrity to we ‘doubting thomases’

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Baba Messi,

            All you need to do is check on my writings and comments.

            Sure, I am an APC supporter, but I do not condone perfidy in public or private places, regardless of who.

          • Baba Messi

            Hmm..if u say so.
            I just find it curious u APC supporters go underground when ‘HOT topics’ like the Lagos state local government issue come up.
            I don’t know..but sometimes, even the silence speaks..

  • ND

    No mention of the Hon minister that led the national consciousness on Ebola, the catholic leaders that change some of the worship rites for Ebola. Even me that contributed in my little way of disabusing people’s mind on the use of salt water. All of us saw Ebola and conquered it. Enough of pettiness of Lagos state govt

    • zaragoza

      Which minister? The one that kept feeding us with conflicting information? What duty and functions did he perform during the ebola crises order than news briefing? Did he had a one on one contact with the victims? Abegi keep your charlatan to yourself.

    • Tonnero

      The governor did not tell you that his list is exhaustive. That list, however, does not include Jonathan and the PDP. They belong, first and foremost, to the people at the front lines. Those who PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE. Not politicians campaigning for office across the land. What part of this is difficult to understand?

  • F. Doherty

    Dear Editor:

    WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S $40B?

    But this is a debate for mental retards. It does not matter to the robbed people of Lagos state who did more than whom to temporarily contain the spread of Ebola virus for now.. What matters is that Lagosians are not getting value for money. By extreme official thefts, Lagos government officials set bad example for the rest of society to do likewise.

    By refusing to respect the people’s right to freedom of information, Raji Fashola and his shambolic cabinet irresponsibly violate the whole meaning of government – grossly by also refusing to tender public accounts of the $40billion earned as revenue by the Lagos state government since June 1999. That’s why today, and for the first time in history, Lagosians have reacted with deadly violence to turn Lagos state into an un-liveable, armed society.

    Youths in Otto, Ijora, Ebute-Metta, Shomolu, Onipanu, Bariga, Palmgrove, Idumota, Campos and Lekki have all conferred on themselves the right to bear arms in defiance of public law. They see the criminal acquisition by official thefts in Lagos state, and decide to avenge themselves with pistols, rifles and revolvers. That is how Lagos has been run aground today into a mess of daily murders, by official thefts.

    • Vandu

      “The only way to stop us from stealing is to stone us. The Nigerian followers are
      as guilty as the Nigerian leaders. The Nigerian institutions are all compromised;
      and there is no alternative to them as it is.

      Nigerians appear not to be against stealing and corruption but only against how long
      you stay stealing and being corrupt. Don’t ever expect those in public office to fight corruption
      on these facts.”

      ….…..Governor Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers state)

      (June 30th, 2014)

      • Figaro

        @ Vandu:

        Theft has created a crass elite structure in Nigeria having no sensible member
        a Nigerian youth can look up to as innovative and morally upright role model
        amongst the treasury thieves prancing around in criminal garb as politicians.

        • Historian

          “Only a bloody revolution can save Nigeria”

          ……Professor Ben Nwabueze
          (June 12, 2013)

    • zaragoza

      Stop derailng the issues here, we are talking about true achievers. People who lay their lives selfless in order for others to live. The gov didn’t praise himself but the health worker’s unlike Bros jona. 40b$ in one way or the other has been use to create better living conditions for lagosians. Show me one major project by the federal government in Lagos state? So Redeem and his ilks have nothing on Fashola if you like scream from now till thy kingdom come.

  • Coco B

    Every little achievement from somewhere,gej wants to claim becos of 2015 but he cannot rescue d chibok girls till now,if those girls shld rescue themselves by any means,he will claim glory

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Fact!

  • Lord Vader

    Fashola for president. That would be the smartest thing APC can do to defeat Jonathan. Merit trumps money.

  • Lord Vader

    A Fashola candidacy will force a real debate about what public officials actually achieve while in office. Imagine a debate between GEJ and RBF! It would be the thriller in the savannah! If APC voters are wise, they would nominate Fashola and select an Igbo VP to split the eastern vote, knowing fully well that with Buhari campaigning for him in the north, they would secure 2/3 of the northern vote. Please APC, pull this rabbit out of the hat.

    • Rhodes

      @ Lord Vader,

      What does Raji Fashola know about public policy debates? He’s not articulate or logical.
      He’s been in public view since 2007 and he never made an impact in a public debate.
      Is it in the 8th year he will suddenly find his marbles; stop stuttering, and, think clearly?
      I am sorry, sir, it does not work that way – Raji Fashola can’t give what he doesn’t have.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Lord Vader, if only horses were wishes…., but this is Nigeria.

      Sigh.

    • Baba Messi

      Even though Fashola has not impressed with his handling of some issues, this comment of yours is a sensible one.
      Unfortunately, the APC by default has been programmed to return power to the core north. Not even the north generally where I cone from..but the ‘core north’.
      Therein lies their(APC) Albatross!

  • Chris1408

    Now those are the words of the man that had inside knowledge. May God bless those true heroes and heroines.

    • emmanuel

      Going by Fashola’s assertion, the FG should not be blamed for Boko Haram insecurity palaver, afterall there are State Governors and their people who should volunteer to crush Boko Haram. The speech in deed, nor make sense!

      It is sweet the way he put ut, because he wants to be a Vice President. Na who go vote for a Mega City – Mega thief?

  • Pointblank

    In Lagos state, official theft kills hundred times more people on daily basis than the entire death toll from Ebola virus.

    • By Popular Demand

      @ Pointblank,

      Lagos state government has earned $40 billion in revenues between 1999 and now.
      The money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared between Bola Tinubu,
      and Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever in modern Yoruba history.

      Lagos state recently floated a loan bond of about 80 billion Naira and got public investors to subscribe
      for repayment with interest but once the bond was fully subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money
      – about 35 billion Naira or so – and handed it over in cash to Bola Tinubu, via a bogus corporate front.

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’ on the Lekki
      tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the corrupt and clever by half Raji Fashola
      did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company
      in the first place. Or did Bola Tinubu’s company invest 35 billion Naira developing the road. In other words,
      by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront without any further work.

      A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue for the next three [3] years
      to pay for this 80 billion Naira debt by all Lagos residents. This transaction must count as the worst fraud
      ever in Yoruba history since Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960.

      In fact, On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi, confirmed that
      Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion – including N275 billion in bonds – equivalent to
      2.7 billion United States dollars. Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of this debt,
      the gross Lagos state government debt is now equal to all of the expected federal revenue allocation to Lagos state in the next two and half years, currently at $3.7 billion, without equivalent benefits on the ground to show
      for it – dollar for dollar.

      • B. Animashaun

        I now support the policy just announced by the Lagos state PDP –
        that, both Raji Fashola and Bola Tinubu shall be probed for thefts.
        That is how democracy should be, there must be accountability.

        The result of the probe should lead to detention and trial for thefts
        and to the full recovery of all stolen funds from the Lagos treasury.
        Sentencing to long terms of imprisonment under the law should follow.

        • Rogbodiyan

          “Nigeria is no longer a country. It is not a country where people can live
          to survive. Nigeria is a place ruled by criminals and thieves,
          as well as by those who believe in plundering and looting.”

          …….. Mbazulike Amaechi

          (Nigeria’s first Minister of Aviation)
          [September 14th, 2014]

      • Daniel

        This looks to me like a crime against humanity. I am speechless!

        • Weydem

          “And now the conclusion seems to be inescapable in Nigeria
          that what we have as leaders in politics, business and the civil service
          are common thieves in high places. The rot is so deep that stealing is now
          in the family system, in the religious system; even in friendly and social clubs.
          Everybody is looking for somebody else to steal from.”

          …….………..Muyiwa Adetiba

          Pioneer Editor,
          Vanguard Newspaper,

          (June 15, 2013)

      • Gideon Orkar

        APC e-rats will attack you for saying this against St Fashola and St Tinubu.

  • USMAN BAYERO

    ,See dis daft and charge and bail lawyer guvnor…he thinks we are daft like him.
    U are making a political statement and u 4got when u went to Aso villa and even use hand sanitizer along with Jonathan…
    May i ask u when has Nigerians became sensitize on hygiene and using of hand sanitizers until when the Federal govt begins massive campaign across the length and breath of this country…even set up an ebola hotline across the country.
    Jonathan never praise himself, even in anniversary speech he mention those health workers who worked tirelessly to curb ebola.
    Fashola! is it bcos of politics dat made ur health commisioner idris to be giving conflicting figures against the minister of health before he was silenced on the correct figures.
    What did u do wit the money u received from the Federal Govt?
    Fashola! We are wiser dan u think.

  • USMAN BAYERO

    See dis daft and charge and bail lawyer guvnor…he thinks we are daft like him.
    U are making a political statement and u 4got when u went to Aso villa and even use hand sanitizer along with Jonathan…
    May i ask u when has Nigerians became sensitize on hygiene and using of hand sanitizers until when the Federal govt begins massive campaign across the length and breath of this country…even set up an ebola hotline across the country.
    Jonathan never praise himself, even in anniversary speech he mention those health workers who worked tirelessly to curb ebola.
    Fashola! is it bcos of politics dat made ur health commisioner idris to be giving conflicting figures against the minister of health before he was silenced on the correct figures.
    What did u do wit the money u received from the Federal Govt?
    Fashola! We are wiser dan u think.

    • Island man

      Obviously you are sick in the brain, your write up has shown that.

  • USMAN BAYERO

    ,See dis daft and charge and bail lawyer guvnor…he thinks we are daft like him.
    U are making a political statement and u 4got when u went to Aso villa and even use hand sanitizer along with Jonathan…
    May i ask u when has Nigerians became sensitize on hygiene and using of hand sanitizers until when the Federal govt begins massive campaign across the length and breath of this country…even set up an ebola hotline across the country.
    Jonathan never praise himself, even in anniversary speech he mention those health workers who worked tirelessly to curb ebola.
    Fashola! is it bcos of politics dat made ur health commisioner idris to be giving conflicting figures against the minister of health before he was silenced on the correct figures.
    What did u do wit the money u received from the Federal Govt?
    Fashola! We are wiser dan u think.

  • USMAN BAYERO

    See dis daft and charge and bail lawyer guvnor…he thinks we are daft like him.
    U are making a political statement and u 4got when u went to Aso villa and even use hand sanitizer along with Jonathan…
    May i ask u when has Nigerians became sensitize on hygiene and using of hand sanitizers until when the Federal govt begins massive campaign across the length and breath of this country…even set up an ebola hotline across the country.
    Jonathan never praise himself, even in anniversary speech he mention those health workers who worked tirelessly to curb ebola.
    Fashola! is it bcos of politics dat made ur health commisioner idris to be giving conflicting figures against the minister of health before he was silenced on the correct figures.
    What did u do wit the money u received from the Federal Govt?
    Fashola! We are wiser dan u think.

    • DanYaro

      YOU SOUND AND WRITE LIKE A RETARD – SO WHAT EXACTLY WAS YOUR POINT. SO IT WAS SANITISERS AND HOTLINE THAT CURED THOSE PEOPLE THAT SURVIVED? NEXT TIME CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR AND NOT NEED TO SHOW YOU ONLY STOPPED AT PRY 3!

      • USMAN BAYERO

        @DanYaro, u dat calls ursef almightygod etc! Now, u guys sound like d man Fashola…so senseless. I think u are suffering from disease of the mind.

        • checkmate

          Really, You need to go back to JSS to polish your English. I don’t think you can contribute anything in this forum with this kind of English and line of reasoning. Give it a try.

    • zaragoza

      You are the daft and unapologetic nuisance who sold his birth right because of crumbs like the prodigal Son. Fashola flows all your generation put together. You want to use uncouth languages, no wahala we will teach you better. Now scramp make room for right thinking individuals to contribute to the issues at hand.

    • Almightygodalmightygod

      Is so early to resume work, abi you want claim overtime ?

      • Tonnero

        Probably @Redeem posting under another name yet again.

  • The Revolutionary

    Editor, Premium Times:

    Thieves and victims can’t live together in the same house. For Nigerians to live together in peace and happiness,
    two things must happen. First of all, the entire stolen wealth in Nigeria must be seized from these official thieves –
    by force – and if the stolen property has been passed to children under a will the stolen property so inherited
    must be seized in the hands of the children in their own criminal status as ‘receivers of stolen property.’

    Secondly, all official thieves in Nigeria so dis-possessed of stolen property; including their children;
    who might have received some of the stolen property, must be given severe punishment –
    including hanging or public execution – as happened in Ghana. In all of history afterall the tree of
    justice is watered by the blood of rogues and by thieves put to the sword. Nigeria shall not be an exception.

    • zaragoza

      Very much on point my brother. That day will come and we will be waiting. They are dancing and making merry today, diverting our national wealth to their unborn great grand kids, one day we arise and there will be no place for them hide, we will find them, every single one of them, be it fashola or tinubu, jonathan or obasanjo. Nigerians will have the laugh laugh.

    • Almightygodalmightygod

      Let even encourage them by given them some percentage of the return fund but this return must be timed

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Okay ……. let Fashola the hi-tech professional public treasury looter claim credit !!!!

    But Fashola must also claim credit for the entrenchment of corruption and hi-tech professional public treasury looting in Lagos State backed by Asiwaju paid media cover up

    Hurray …… Raji Fasola is a Senior Advocate of Looting (SAL)

    • Dr. Kay

      You must return to high school and repeat English comprehension olodo,ode ,dindinrin! Where in the whole message did Fashola claim any credit for defeating Ebola . Unlike Dumbo and PDP reaping where they did not sow. There is a saying in Yoruba language that Opuro ma jale , meaning a liar will become a stealer, is that not glaring by the lies and corruption this administration led by Dumbo is mirred in, $20billion vamoosed , $9.3million money laundering, lying about Ebola success , need I say more? Awon ode , sunganmun radarada

      • Baba Messi

        I have been studying comments and have noticed a trend. It would appear the APC supporters are generally very abusive and uncouth set of people. Why are you guys so violent?
        So a ‘liar will become a stealer’? I agree. But what of an ‘Abuser’??
        An ‘abuser’ like a liar is not bound by any moral code.
        So we can infer that; An Abuser will become a Liar..and will go on to become a Stealer.
        The general attitude and disposition of u so called APC supporters leaves a lot to be desired.
        Makes the party come across as a club of Abusers, Liars and ‘Stealers’. Very violent people. I can imagine what your meetings look like. Little wonder Modu Sheriff nearly issued a Hot slab to Tinubu the other day. Angry-Peoples-Club abi?

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          And you had to steal his identity and impersonate him!

          What greater confirmation of your lack of integrity and dishonesty do we need on this forum?

          • Baba Messi

            Oga, what stolen identity are u talking about??
            Abi ‘Liars And stealers’ na identity?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Baba Messi, seems I may owe you an apology!

            But your initial response to ‘Dr. Kay’ actually came out as another ‘Dr. Kay’ responding to Dr. Kay.

            I see that original comment has now reflected your name.

        • Dr. Kay

          Baba messi or is it the father of all thing messy? Are you so angry with my post that in your anger you did not read through the posts you just send? Hurling insults and innuendos does not make one an abuser, the latter I abhor and I treat my ladies with utmost respect and humanity. Coming to your line of reasoning ,I will advise that you just counter the insults that pains you so much that reading through your posts all I see is fire and steams flowing out of all the words you wrote down. So who is angry now ? You or me ? Why will APC members and sympathisers not be angry? Is it the level of insecurity enveloping the land? The level of incompetence this administration exudes at every turn of national discourse?high level corruption viz$20billion missing from the discussion? Insurgency that is waxing stronger making our once proud military men being made a laughing stock running with their tails between their legs to Cameroon? Is it polarization of religious and ethnic groups that everything is now aligned to them in your agreement with any policy or missteps as long as your side looks on top irrespective of any damage done to the Unity and coexistence of all tribes and religions? A government that has now joined the bandwagon of money launderers association of the world a la $9.3million? I can go on and on but you see why we angry ? If you not angry and you happy then at least allow us to vent our anger or you wan promulgate a decree to ban anger?

        • endingNaija

          Do you know BlackieUmukoro, ati redeem ati the truth ati messi? They are the PDP online hirelings .Please check their posts. They are so uncouth and uncultured they confirm the lack of civility coming from the money launderer president ($9.3m) Please check their posts. They -these online PDP hirelings run for cover only when readers descent on them. They used to write under maniKay, Peter 2000, and all kinds of names. When their paymaster -the Face book and New Media adviser to the money launderer president ($9.3m) was exposed pants down they changed their names. I go laaaf tire!

          • Baba Messi

            Me, a ‘PDP online hireling’?? Are u ok?? If you were an objective person, u would not be so quick to presume I support PDP. It might interest you to know I actually supported Buhari in 2007/2011. Unfortunately, he(Buhari) has not shown the neutrality in ethnic terms, required of someone who intends to rule over Nigeria, not rule over just the north. Besides some of us have noticed that the ‘gang up’ against GEJ has NOTHING to do with corruption(which I know his regime is guilty of) but EVERYTHING to do with religion and ethnicity. Do you think the (5)-rebel Govnrs left PDP because of ‘corruption’ or because they felt power shld ‘return’ to a certain part of the country?? Get real man!
            The problem with you and most APC supporters is, the moment anyone criticizes APC, then u pressume he/she is a PDP member! How shallow. How dumb! Shame on u.
            Also, while u might feel some of the guys u mentioned above like Blackie, redeem, truth,etc, have their peculiar views, i have noticed they hardly employ insults and abuses in their comments. Unless they r provoked by some of u. This my brother is the truth. Sadly though, the same can’t be said of u APC people. U r generally uncouth, abusive and intolerant of other peoples views. Very violent set of people. Go thru the comments and see! Una dey showcase una self well well!

        • endingNaija

          Baba Messi or what do you call yourself? I have cut and pasted one of your (PDP posts). It was written by one of you called “tan” . Anyway we know say “tan” na redeem na blackieUmukoro na Baba Messi na PDP. But read this post on this story on the platform “na your papa be Dumbo…ogun kill u” . It was posted by one of you!!! Is that post couth? Is it civil? Is this a love letter? Abegi make I laaaaaaaf small.

        • Ogom

          whatever

    • Island man

      @Good luck ,you are too naïve for the subject on this trend.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Island Man, I disagree with you.

        He is not naive.

        He just hasn’t taken his head out of his anu5!

    • Enemona

      No pains at all, my brother, just inspiration all through. Get inspired!

    • Ogom

      All hail our Glorious Leader!

  • Salim

    Amazingly silly comments from PDP cohorts and GEJ’s followers. Please pity and forgive Usman, Goodluck_Nigeria and others like them, they do not know any better. They do not know what democracy feels like, they do not know what inclusive democracy and economy potentials feels like. Why do we respond to shenanigans of people like these. Because we want to better educate them. Be they muslims or christians, they are Nigerians first, who have passion for their country however, blind passion is better than no passion at all.

  • Dr. Kay

    This speech is far more presidential than the one by Dumbo , tell me why this guy shouldn’t be putting his hat in the ring to serve at the highest echelon of Naija polity ? Fashola I throway salute ,you are truly a committed patriot.

    • tam

      na your papa be Dumbo…ogun kill u

      • Dr. Kay

        Tam I don hit a raw nerve abi? My papa may his soul rest in peace is far more intelligent than Dumbo , so if Dumbo is ur papa I’m sorry for calling him that but be objective don’t you think all his blunders even make calling him Dumbo look tame?

      • Goodluck_Nigeria

        Apart from hi-tech professional looting of Lagos State treasury ……. tell us specific things that Raji Fashola accomplished in Lagos State with a monthly internally generated revenue of over N39Billion ( Please note that only N39Billion is officially declared ….. the actual figure is much more higher).

        NB: Be very mindful of the fake media hype and media cover up that Fashola is currently using to hoodwink Nigerians.

        • Dr. Kay

          Do you stay or live in Lagos? If so where do you stay? I meant which local government or area . The reason I’m asking you this is to clearly lists Fasholas achievements right under your nose ,cause if I start listing state wide achievements it will make this page look too busy and you willbe bored stiff. So let’s start at a place you pass everyday ,then we can debate. By the way lets know what your state governor did with state tax and federal allocations ,at least what is good for the goose is good for the gander, init?

  • Baba Bamanga Messi

    Fashola did NOT mention Jonathan nor PDP anywhere in that petty speech. So, why didn’t Premium Times conclude he ws referring to ‘Buhari and APC’?
    I laff at the clowns here who heap blame and insults on GEJ/PDP, but will turn a blind eye when APC led guvrnmnts goof. What it simply means is they are all FAKE ANTI CORRUPTION CRUSADERS!
    Why were these self acclaimed anti corruption crusaders when this same Fashola led APC guvrnmnt was running in circles over the synagogue issue?? A state with more than enough laws to handle the issue SUDDENLY has to ‘wait’ for the outcome of the federal government commitee??? Suddenly our uncouth ‘noisy neighbors’ are dumb! Hmm.
    Then there was an article some days back on how officials loot Lagos state local government funds. These same self acclaimed anti corruption crusaders making noise here took to their heels and feigned dumbness once again! But with this petty Fashola speech and Buhari’s declaration, they ressurected out of their smelly Graves and started singing ‘Hosanna in The Highest’!
    I am very uncomfortable with people who are partisan when it comes to criticizing corruption. What this simply means is: it’s wrong when others do it..but ok for us to do.
    So, what manner of ‘change’ is this???
    Hypocrites & Pretenders..All of them!

  • Enemona

    Fashola, politics aside, the speech was inspiring. Reeling out those names, talking of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, mentioning the good old days, rewarding and recognizing them, asking them to volunteer in Sierra Leone and Liberia and them accepting etc brought hot tears rolling down my cheeks. Just couldn’t hold back thinking of my own personal sacrifice for my country and having to pay dearly for standing for and doing the right thing.

    This speech gives me hope that my two little daughters’ talk of a country they’d be proud of is not just a childish dream but a possibility. Remote, as it may seem, it is speeches like this that make me want to help realize that dream.

    Anybody else inspired?

    • Dr. Kay

      Exactly the effect it had on me ,my brother God is at work ,let us do our part by speaking truth to power, let us abhor iniquity and injustice. Let us support based on who can help our fatherland rather than being ethnically or religion conscious. May our children see the Nigeria we yearn for, amen

      • zaragoza

        Same here bro.. the speech is priceless. He couldn’t have said better.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Enemona, heartless as I’d like to think I am, I was moved.

  • sixroses

    WHY WON’T NIGERIANS WAKE UP AND ELECT THIS MAN AS PRESIDENT???? FASHOLA MUST NOT GO ANYWHERE COME MAY 29TH, 2015 BUT STRAIGHT TO ASO ROCK ABUJA!!!!

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      My Brother …… Nigerians cannot send a hi-tech proseesional public treasury looter like Raji Fashola to Aso Rock ….. period !!!

      • Tonnero

        @Goodluck, you will not recognize leadership if it rises up and slaps you in the face. People like you are the reason why we are here today. They use ethnicity, religion, party to continue to deny us, since 1960, access to the best brains that can rule our country. They impose the Dumbos, Theodore Orjis and Omisores and then turn around and complain that things do not work in Nigeria, one of the worst governed countries in Africa and hence the world.

        You and Dumbo are not fit to touch RBFs sandals when it comes to leadership. His speech above is one of the most empathetic in Nigerian politics. Your id!otic Dumbo had a chance to show leadership and recognize those who actually put their lives on the line for fellow citizens without thought of rewards but, once again, he chose to give national awards to mostly service chiefs and politicians who got us to this sorry pass in the first place all in a bid to get support for 2015! Dumbo wants power to get access to the national treasury and to share rent to friends and kinsmen rather than to improve the lives of the people across the country. He has no idea how to move the nation forward. Hell, he does not even care whether the nation moves forward or not. I don’t know what to say to people like you who are content to ruin the lives of 170million people simply for selfish benefits. The hottest parts of hell are reserved for you.

        • Onike24

          I will say Amen to that prayer.

      • this speech av proven what i always say and think of this chief stooge of bourdillion,is this speech any different from what the FG have been saying apart from mentioning names,GEJ av consistently applauded the role of all Nigerians including all citizens,medical practitioners,states and federal govt.what else do this illiterate want

      • endingNaija

        Are you one of the two Nigerians Goodluck Jonathan ati Pastor Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to South Africa? We are still looking for the Nigerian launderer collaborators!!! Are you?

      • Maria

        “Nigerians cannot send a hi-tech proseesional public “… No need to take you serious… your comments show it all!

        • Garba

          Na typo be that. Stop being petty like most APC supporters. Damn too petty nd childish!

      • Onike24

        Shame on you and people like you, may the almighty God in his infinite mercy allow your life to be run like Jonathan runs Nigeria.

    • Baba Messi

      Under which party sir??
      Fashola has some good ideas, BUT his party has been programmed by default to ‘return’ power to the core north.

      • endingNaija

        Stop messi around Baba messi, go and bring the $9.3m you helped launder under the supervision of Jonathan ati Oritsejafor jooo!!!

  • Uzoma

    To the best of my knowledge, Jonathan’s recurring line on the containment of ebola is that the defeat of ebola is a testimonial to what we Nigerians can achieve when we act as one people. I would be glad if anyone can refer to any place where he claimed credit for pushing back ebola on his own or with the federal govt or with PDP.

    It’s really cheap to hold him responsible for everything that ails Nigeria and refuse to give him credit for anything the goes right.

    • Dr. Kay

      Go and reread his independence day speech and pretend you doing WASC/GCE English comprehension exams that you must pass at all cost ,then you will be on the same page as everyone on this forum, you feel me?

      • Uzoma

        Doctor, I reproduce below the three paragraphs in the president’s speech that dwelt on Ebola:

        51. I cannot end this address without commenting on the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which was sadly brought into our country recently. My directives to the Federal Ministry of Health saw the ministry leading the charge in curtailing the spread of this deadly scourge and managing its impact. This is how it should be: swift, effective and comprehensive action in defence of citizens.

        52. It must be pointed out that the Ebola battle is still raging elsewhere in our sub-region. I therefore enjoin all our citizens to continue to adhere strictly to all the guidelines that have been given by our health officials to keep Ebola out of our country.

        53. I appreciate and welcome the spirit of collaboration, unity and partnership with which we confronted the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease. I thank all Nigerians for working together to prevent what could have become a major epidemic. I particularly thank the medical personnel, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

        • Salim

          Why can’t he do same of BBOG until after four weeks

        • Dr. Kay

          Good now compare the number 51 with Fashola’s entire piece . One was claiming the glory by owning it as a result of his directive to health ministry while the other gave total credit to people who are at the forefront of the fight . Tell me which is more presidential?

        • Ogom

          “My directives to the Federal Ministry of Health saw the ministry leading the charge in curtailing the spread.. ”

          Sounds like GEJ taking the credit to me.

          The process Fashola described did not begin with any “directive”, but with skilled and dedicated health professionals taking the initiative at great risk to themselves. One paid the ultimate price. THEY “led the charge” and Fashola has quite rightly read out each name, honouring them in the process.

          Your president did not do this. He doesn’t know how.

    • simba

      But you can send a low-tech, clueless, colourless, uninspiring, corrupt lie lie GEJ to Aso rock? With the kind of comments am seeing here, Nigerians, we truly deserve the kind of persons leading us!

    • tunji

      @uzoma, if you truly read, did Fashola talk about PDP or FG in the message. I’m sure you didn’t read it. Read it again

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    WHAT APC MUST DO NOW ………. OBY EZEKWESILI MUST HEAR THIS !!!

    Instead of sinking in the pain and agony of defeat ……. APC must rise up and do the needful !!!

    APC should get in touch with INEC and inform INEC of APC’s withdrawal from the 2015 Presidential election for lack of credible candidate and lack of local and international support (the world has come to discover that APC is Boko Haram and Boko Haram is APC).

    This will pave way for Nigerians to persuade the other political parties (excluding the winning PDP) to withdraw from the 2015 Presidential Election.

    Thereafter, INEC will proceed to declare President Goodluck Jonathan of PDP as the winner of the 2015 Presidential Election by walk-over.

    The money saved by INEC for not staging the 2015 Presidential Elections (WHICH RUNS IN BILLIONS) will be shared and used to rehabilitate Chibok girls and the rebuilding of North Eastern State.

    Makes much sense !!!

    After all Nigerians will not allow APC to unleash any of the following on them as President:

    1. A 72+ senile Buhari.
    2. A world symbol of corruption …. Atiku who will soon face extradition request from US.
    3. A Kwankwaso who does not have the temperament required for the governing of a multi-religious and multi-ethnic country like Nigeria.
    4. An Aminu Tambuwaal who bluntly refused to give his co-operation to a Southern President because he believes that only the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani are born-to-rule …….cannot get the support of Southerners required to win Presidential election

    See what I mean ……… I hope you get it !!!

    • endingNaija

      Time to vote out of Aso Rock the money launder -president ($9.3m) his lying Pastor friend. Nigerians must use their votes to vote out money launderer masquerading as President and priest!!! What do you think Goodluck? Wont you join the Nigerian peoples movement and vote out the money launderer president($9.3m) and save Nigeria from further embarassment?

    • Baba Messi

      Nawa o. What’s the link with Oby Ezekwesili?? Abi as per the money u said they shld share to rehabilitate the chibok gyals??
      Hmm. This is a weird comment o, but gaskiya, i culdnt help smiling.
      Hmm. Na to dey laff dey go be that o. Cos my motto is: if it’s funny, Laff!
      I dey LaffooooO!

      • endingNaija

        Oh so baba Messi is still messing around. Are you one of the Nigerians Goodluck Jonathan ati “God” man Pastor Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to South Africa.? Nigerians are looking for the two Nigerians. The reports say you,BlackieUmukoro, redeem, tan, the truth are all involved in this thing with your money launderer man in Aso Rock. Please confirm.

        • Baba Messi

          Why did u suddenly pretend u wer on life – support when the hot news on the way yur APC led guvrnmnt plunders local government allocations in Lagos broke??
          A genuine anti corruption crusader will not be selective like u obviously are.
          U are fake jor! I am even beginning to suspect u are the pilot of the plane ferrying the cash to God knows where. U seem to hav more than a passing interest in this case. U need to b investigated!

          • endingNaija

            Are you one of the two Nigerians Goodluck Jonathan ati Pastor Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to South Africa? Honestly, you look like one of them. Can you kindly redeem the truth about your “patriotic” involvement in the laundering of $9.3m to South Africa?

    • Tonnero

      You are a pathetic, deluded excuse for a human being. You think you can hoodwink anyone by labelling people contesting against GEJ. Your oga is the greatest thief that has probably ever been known in politics, certainly in Nigeria and maybe in the world. Abacha would be regarded as a saint when the atrocities perpetrated by this man finally comes to light. Which is probably why you people would rather die that see Buhari in power.

      Your oga makes no effort to deny it anyway. What with his “I don’t give a damn” about declaring my assets, his massive encouragement of corruption and corrupt people, his chronic refusal to show accountability, his public acknowledgement that a confirmed thief is his benefactor, the massive stealing of funds from petroleum subsidy (N1.3 trillion) for his 2011 elections and the stealing of $20b for the 2015 contest. I will not even mention $9.3 million because, in the scheme of things, that is small change and is not even comparable to the stealing Stella Oduah was doing for him or the massive fleecing going on at NNPC.

      Your master PERMANENTLY has his hands in the cookie jar and is getting people like you to try to sell the story that he was only replacing the cookies while we can see cookie crumbs all over his mouth and Niger delta shirt. The only people that would prefer a young proven thief to an old, honest man with integrity to watch over their house are those getting “returns” from the thief. In other climes, a lot of these guys would have been shot. They may still be. You may do well to keep your distance.

      • Salim

        Mr Tonnero, One word. Please forgive Good:uck_Nigeria. He’s irritating like a housefly, i know. but just ignore him.

    • Tonnero

      You would like that, would you not? If your principal could blackmail, intimidate and threaten APC not to contest, he would prefer that. He already has SE governors flying the kite of no election in 2015. First, it was Chukwuemeka Ezeife saying the elections should be put off if the confab, (whose report is now gathering dust on the shelf like the subsidy probe report and a tonne of other reports. Anyone seen the report of the forensic audit of NNPC yet?) is unable to complete its mandate. Then it was security would be an issue so elections should not hold. Having successfully bribed and strong-armed PDP members and emerging as sole candidate (do you guys have any shame at all), you now wish for the opposition to disappear. Life president in the making. This is what happens when you take a poor, hungry man to the Eko hotel buffet and you let him loose. He will injure himself with food. GEJ, the poor fisherman with no shoes, has now found himself in the Eko hotel buffet (Aso Villa and presidency of the most powerful Black Country on earth!). He needs help to leave the place else he will die from over feeding o.

      • Mohstone

        Kai Tonnero … I cant stop laughing … hahahahaha !!!

    • Maria

      Trash.

    • Dr. Kay

      At 74years Reagan steered USA into international relevance laying the foundation for the collapse of USSR after soundly trouncing the soviets. ,that’s why he is revered in the US by both side of partisanship. Now coming to your childish rants. No tribe is born to rule but any tribe is guaranteed to lead and offer guidance as long as they produce men on integrity ,men of timber, calibre and caterpillar as chief zebrudaya will say, so my dear lost friend , if Buhari can provide the latter let him take the mantle, by the way what hasyour young Dr done in 5years? You guessed right , looting!

    • Ogom

      Correction:

      Boko Haram is PDP and PDP is Boko Haram.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    And if I may add, Fashola, Amaechi and Chukwu are the true heroes….not the clueless politicians who went on the podium during a recent rally in Benin to celebrate conquering Ebola!

  • Maria

    The sinking moronic FGN led by a dumbo moved quickly to claim glory for containing ebola…they are short of what to lay claim to as their success in power… Governor Fashola’s proactive response and curtailing of ebola became a tool in the hands of the most inept, corrupt and incompetent government and president of our time.

  • Tonnero

    Fashola, please volunteer to rescue us from this band of thieves that has held us ransome for the last 15 years, whose heists are getting bigger and more daring. The battle will be tough, even life threatening but please do this for the sake of your children and grandchildren. Partner with Buhari and run for office as VP.

    I would have advocated a VP from the SE but, I think the SE is already gone to the PDP so let us focus on capturing the North, SW and all sensible people across the country while continuing to see how we can show the SE that the PDP does not have their interest at heart but is only using ethnic politics to hold them down.

    PDP is only interested in enriching themselves and keeping us in perpetual bondage as in Abia (16 years under Orji Kalu and Theo Orji has rendered the place a wasteland – the largest junkyard in the world) and Ebonyi states (16 years from one listless, clueless governor to another). Although Enugu state is making some progress, the governor there is a despot not only disgracefully forcing his deputy out for daring to have a different opinion but also callously redeploying him to the state civil service. The other states are non-PDP thankfully and they are doing much better that Abia and Ebonyi. The PDP has taken your votes for granted. Time to demonstrate they can no longer do so.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Tonnero, I enjoyed reading through your issue-based post. Wish many of us here will do more of focusing on issues. Having said that, here are my thoughts:

      1. Fashola pairing with Buhari: Religious bigots like Femi Fani Kayode will immediately raise hell and call the APC an Islamic party for fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket. All they care about is to divide Nigeria along ethnic and religious lines, as if the adherents of one religion are better off, good life wise, that the other.

      2. VP from SE: SE is a lost region for the APC. Picking a vice presidential candidate there will be a waste of time. Majority of their votes there will go to Jonathan, even if a South-easterner emerges presidential candidate from any other party.

      3. Should Buhari emerge presidential candidate, the APC should pick a Christian from the South-South or SW at least to shut the mouths of the religious bigots and, sadly, the many Nigerians who still reason like them….and there are many able candidates to pick from ..

      4. I personally think Fashola will function better as a Minister than a VP. Just imagine him as Minister of Works!

      Whatever happens, Nigerians must not miss this chance to elect a credible government and kick out this clueless one. If we miss this opportunity, we may very well say goodbye to good life!

      Let the debate continue

      • Tonnero

        Excellent thoughts. I think you are correct. So the search for a credible Christian VP from the SW or SS (although I share your views about the SE, I wonder whether we should give up so easily. Can we get a credible, sellable Christian VP from the SE? It would need to have the weight of an Odumegwu Ojukwu to move SE voters) should commence now. Any thoughts?

        • TRUTH MASTER

          You are right. Let’s not give up so easily. Let the debate continue and let’s keep thinking of the way out for our country. Thank you!

        • Mark Nsikan

          haba cant we jst vote nigerians?….wich one b xain vp and islamic p…..plz!!!

      • Salim

        Excellent

    • Ogom

      “.. and all sensible people across the country”

      Lol!

  • TopeLamas

    D fed govt had nting to do with d successful eradication of ebola in Nigeria, all our president was doin at d time of curbing dis infectious disease was allowing his second term campaign rally to b goin on despite d warning to stop large gathering of pple bt his political ambition was more important to him dan pple dieing in d country, such a useless govt we v

    • Mark Nsikan

      second term?…..plz…its his 2nd and 1/2 term….thank u

  • Ken

    Fashola comments are unbecoming of a Governor. GEJ didn’t name anybody but gave the credit to all Nigerians. Here, Fashola is just behaving like a child and he really is. He should learn to respect the Country.

  • Onike24

    BRF for President!

  • Tonnero

    In 1999, our biggest challenges were getting out of debt which was choking the life out of us and keeping the nation together after the running battles between pro-democracy groups that had been raging for 6 years after IBB annulled a free and fair election. A sub-challenge was ensuring that the military is unable to truncate democracy.

    The next big challenge confronting us as a country was and is CORRUPTION. Since 2007 or maybe even 2004-2005 after we had gotten out of the debt trap. Corruption is a corrosive agent which is at the root of most societal evils. It diverts public money into private pockets ensuring that money meant for development never gets there. This results in little or no funding for education, health, infrastructure, security etc. thereby causing unemployment and rise in criminal activities. It is the remote cause of agitations in the Delta as well as BH as it provides a large stock of recruits from the unemployed and economically disadvantaged. It keeps human development low and causes high mortality rates. Solve the corruption problem and you simultaneously deal a death blow to 80% of our problems. If you do your own research on corruption and it’s effects, you may find that I even understate the problem.

    If you agree with the foregoing, then our task for 2015 is simple: VOTE THE GUY WHO YOU THINK IS BETTER ABLE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION. In doing so, look at actions instead of words and take track record and history into account. Shikena.

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  • Prince Ken

    I thought that This Fashola is a lawyer? The English President Jonathan spoke about Ebola is very understanding to even a man who did not go to school. Mr. Fashola or what ever you call yourself. President Jonathan was congratulating Nigerians for the unity of the fight against Ebola and he said again that Nigerians should have that same spirit to make a better 9ja. Stop talking nonsense and i think you should have respect for your the good guys like president Jonathan. This is Prince. prince.ken@live.com

    • endingNaija

      Prnce ken Do “good” guys launder $9.3m to South Africa? Will “good” guys put their country to shame by “presidentially” laundering $9.3m to South Africa?

    • Danni

      Mr. Fashola is a lawyer, and a good one at that. If you read his statement with an open mind, his argument was that the ruling party is already using the ebola tragedy as a campaign object. If the FGN truly appreciate these heroes of our national history, how many of them were remembered at the national award ceremony recently held by the FGN?

    • Mark Nsikan

      A CALL TO PRAYER!!
      A PRAYER FOR G.E.J SUPPORTERs
      1.) May God run ur Life the way GEJ is running this
      country.
      2.) May God give u and ur family the kind of peace GEJ
      gives to this country.
      3.) May God subsidize ur blessings the way Jonathan
      subsidized the Nigerian Oil.
      4.) May God secure u and ur entire family the way GEJ
      secures this country.
      As a good supporter of GEJ all u have to do is to
      type”Amen” and
      disgrace the General public that he his God
      Sent. *Be brave to type Amen* Thanks!……..
      puh!!!.*holds laff*…..

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  • dele

    This is the story of two Nigerian Doctors who came in contact with Ebola patients. One Doctor promptly isolated a patient, notified the Lagos State Ministry of Health as well as the Centre for Disease control, prevented the patient from escaping into the larger population, and paid the ultimate price of her life to save Nigerians. She prevented Patrick Sawyer from escaping from First Consultants Hospital, prevented a mass outbreak and saved Nigeria a calamity. Her name is Doctor Adadevor, the grand daughter of Herbert Macaulay… Public Service runs in their veins. Now, the second Doctor identified the Ebola patient in Port Harcourt and rather than reporting to the appropriate authorities, isolated the patient in a hotel, administering treatment secretly, violated all oaths of the medical profession, all for the sake of money. He paid with his life and the lives of of others. All for the sake of money. Like the Biblical Esau, anything for the soul, even money at the expense of the lives of millions of Nigerians. Nobody remembers his name anymore because of his sheer green and lack of consideration for Nigeria. But everybody knows where he comes from. Some have sold their souls for money. Some have sold their souls to serve humanity.. That is the story of Nigeria… Those who have sold their souls for money will defend their kith and kin, even if his behaviours are satanic, as long as they can make money…….. They will defend the claims of a failed government, using slogans such as transformation ambassadors. deafened to the realities because of monetary gains…………That is Nigeria…

    • zaragoza

      You said have it all.

    • what do one expect from a traitor and the chief stooge of
      burdillion,apart from the needless mentioning of names,i can’t see any
      difference from what GEJ av been saying,Just as this semi-illiterate
      stooge av acknowledged the roles of states and federal medics in
      contailing Ebola,so has GEJ severally acknowledged the collaborative
      roles of states and federal agencies,GEJ went further to acknowledge the
      roles of every citizens and ask for this attitude to be sustained and
      applied in other national challenges,it’s a shame that this fools always
      seek political gain in everything,must the yorubas always pull others
      down in other to be reckoned with?

      • Salim

        ayobami, you just pulled Fashola down.. eat your words

      • growthengine

        I do not recall GEJ taking the credit for himself for handling Ebola in Nigeria, he simply said Nigerians should unite in fighting other ills in the country the way we all united against Ebola. Fashola could have praised all these people and glorified them without political posturing or coloration.

    • Salim

      Excellently well said

    • growthengine

      You are daft for twisting the story like you did. The first part was entirely okay, but when you started talking bout where he comes from and all that, generalizing those who sell souls for money to a section. That is hateful. You are sick. How about the guy who escaped surveillance in Lags, we know where he comes from too, but no one is vilifying his community, he carries the blame himself, and so should that doctor. You just come out here and spew rubbish.

      • dele

        The guy who escaped surveillance in lagos is not a doctor, but an ill informed patient. the doctor in Portahrcourt, who swore a professional oath, the hypocratic oath they call it, sold his soul to the devil for money, pure and simple. call me names. Thats the truth

        • growthengine

          So being an ill informed patient absolves his community from soul selling, and all those from where the doctor comes from sell souls for money. You know what you said, if others cant read it, I did, and it is part of the sickness the country is suffering from. Others sell souls for money, but us on our side are ill informed. What trash.

          • dele

            Call it what you like. Two professional life savers were involved. Two doctors. One behaved in the manner of public service with integrity at the cost of her life. Another behaved so unprofessionally, putting consideration for money above all else. Yes we know where he comes from. Period. If you have issues with that fact, thats your problem

          • growthengine

            I was correct about your daftness, You are doubling down after calling a whole community soul sellers for money. If I have issues with that its my problem. But the doctors that worked with Adadevoh risking their lives also that are from the same community as the port harcourt doctor as mentioned by Fashola in his praises, are also soul sellers for money. You know what, you are not worth even talking to, you are a beer parlour commentator, tribal dunce.

          • dele

            Seriously i dont even value your comments neither do i have any regards to whatever you are saying as regards the statements of facts that i have made . If you are from the same area with that doctor maybe thats your grouse….. It quite typical and we have seen it demonstarted time and again. I live outside this country and i have seen the damage done to the image of Nigeria, by Nigerian drug traffickers, 419ners, human trafficking rings, crime sydicates in Europe, Latin America especially Venezuela, Asia(Malyasia, Inida, Thailand, even as far as Vietnam) and lately Dubai…..I have had to join an NGO to do prison visits all over these countries and the statitsics will or will not shock you depending on how you see it. 80% of Nigerians locked up in jails abroad are from a particular geo political zone of the country. and all they are running after is money at all costs, including serious cimes. Even when they serve time and are deported, they acquire new passports and return to contnue their criminal enterprise, until finger printing and biometrics technology came. I have seen it and the damage they do, while all of us are labelled Nigerians, they come from a particular part of Nigeria, ever ready to do anything for money. If that hurts you, then maybe you need to tell your soico cultural organisation to do some reorientation in ethics and morals among your young people

          • growthengine

            Bro I am not Ibo, I am married to a Yoruba, even though I bet people like you will ignorantly call me Ibo. I wish you good luck with your mindset. Finish. I also live abroad, and White americans in my community praise Ibos as much as other Nigerians, once more Good luck to you, an pass it on to your children if you like. I dont want to even bring up the fraud that involves people from your parts.One case involved over 20 people across the whole US, and guess what, 18 were Yorubas. It doesn’t make me love my wife any less. You I bet will advise your child not to marry Ibo.

          • dele

            Good for you. I am a yoruba married to a northerner. But i have seen the damage… For those 18 yorubas you mentioned. there are 70 from another section of the country in the same criminal enterprise locked up in prisons. I speak with facts and figures gathered from prison vists all over the five continents of the world. My children are well brought up and trained to know what is morally reprehensible and what is right. a lion does not birth a pig. have a great week

          • growthengine

            You conveniently ignored the ibo doctors on the front line with Adadevoh. At least Fashola didn’t think like you thank God. At least he recognized them and did not malign their community. Like I said pass your mindset to your kids. Most Ibo kids like most other Nigerian kids are also well brought up, or do you have statistics for well brought up Nigerian kids too.

          • Uzoma

            OK, 17 Yorubas vs. 70 Igbos: we’re getting somewhere. The name of your NGO, sir? People who speak with facts and figures begin from there.

          • Shaibu Ocheme

            Thank you for travelling the high road. I wish we had many like you on this blog. Most people like @Dele come here to spew ethnic hatred and ignorance.

        • growthengine

          Let me help you clarify it, The guy who escaped Surveillance is a Yoruba ‘ill informed patient’, and the doctor from port harcourt is an Ibo ‘soul seller for money’. I think thats better. Tell the whole world how your mind works.

      • Dr. Kay

        Are you his kith and kin ? Why are you incensed ? Are you someone who run after money even can kill for it? I am asking you these questions because your reaction is opposite to how I felt reading the piece. You Must be reading your life history cause your explosive reaction is just too suspect, abi na lie?

        • growthengine

          You just keep quiet, and don’t even try to twist this story or response any further. You are already judging me, what impertinence. Obviously you are comfortable with the post because you are not from where the doctor comes from, and you don’t mind Dele maligning everyone form there as soul sellers for money. If it had been the other way around, you would be jumping up and down. My point if you still cannot understand, is not everyone in Yoruba land where you and Dele obviously come from is ‘ill informed’, and not everyone in Port Harcourt or east where the late Dr. comes from sells souls for money. BTW, I am not from any of these places, the doctor’s or Dele’s.

          • Dr. Kay

            Growthengine ,I am sorry if you think I am judging you or people of your tribe, if that is how it came across I am giving you on record my apologies . The reason why I asked you those questions is mainly the way you abused and quickly rejected dele’s piece quite opposite to the way I see it . I think the problem with us Naija people is that we look at ethnic and religion affiliations before we look at the kind of person we interacting or engaging with in a discourse . I am a detribalised Nigerian and I don’t label any tribe as corrupt , bloodthirsty, ritualistic , uneducated, because in any tribe all over the world there is the good ,the bad and the ugly. I love you as a Nigerian first before I ask which tribe you from.lets cultivate this attitude and see the humanity in our compatriots because we are all the same . Outside the country you are a Nigerian ,let’s stop this beef cause if you don’t know , the only winner in this divide and rule tactics are the politicians that uses it to their advantage.

          • growthengine

            I was hurt by the guys post, because he hid it. He should have come out clearly, so the forum will know where he stands. He is even doubling down on it. There were doctors from Iboland who were on the frontline with Adadevoh, just look at how he described Adadevoh and her people as public sevants and turned around to malign the whole community of the port harcourt doctor. I have always said it, it will take generations to fuse our country, there are levels, he, Dele is still in the lower level of thinking. Thanks for your last position, never be afraid to take the right road.

          • Shaibu Ocheme

            Just ignore the useless Ifa priest masquerading as “Doctor Kay”. He is all over Nigerian blogs posting messages of tribalism, hypocrisy and hatred. He is one of the worst bloggers around. Best to just ignore his rantings.

    • Olugbenga Falodun

      Fashola is too petty ……he does not have to respond to GEJ directly. I thought he was more matured than this..

    • Dr. Kay

      Dele I would have put it better ,thanks for this enlightening perspective you highlighted in your well written piece. I hope this will make us serve our fatherland with love ,strength and faith. Once again thanks.

    • By popular demand

      WE ARE LOOKING FOR 40 BILLION DOLLARS OF LAGOS STATE CASH REVENUE

      Lagos state government has earned $40 billion in revenues between 1999 and now.
      The money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared between Bola Tinubu,
      and Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever in modern Yoruba history.

      Lagos state recently floated a loan bond of about 80 billion Naira and got public investors to subscribe
      for repayment with interest but once the bond was fully subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money
      – about 35 billion Naira or so – and handed it over in cash to Bola Tinubu, via a bogus corporate front.

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’ on the Lekki
      tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the corrupt and clever by half Raji Fashola
      did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company
      in the first place. Or did Bola Tinubu’s company invest 35 billion Naira developing the road. In other words,
      by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront without any further work.

      A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue for the next three [3] years
      to pay for this 80 billion Naira debt by all Lagos residents. This transaction must count as the worst fraud
      ever in Yoruba history since Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960.

      In fact, On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi, confirmed that
      Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion – including N275 billion in bonds – equivalent to
      2.7 billion United States dollars. Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of this debt,
      the gross Lagos state government debt is now equal to all of the expected federal revenue allocation to Lagos state in the next two and half years, currently at $3.7 billion, without equivalent benefits on the ground to show
      for it – dollar for dollar.

      • Dr. Kay

        Mr unpopular demand , why are you asking poor people this kind of question that they don’t know where the figure comes from ? It may be somebody thumb sucking figures out to counter a legitimate $20 billion Sanusi says was stolen And not put in the nation’s fiscus. Coming back to your $40billion, if you’re interested there is a legislation called access to information act, kindly use that to force the Lagos state government shed more light to how your concocted figure was ably spent in the time frame you highlighted.also if you are not satisfied , as a responsible citizen report the state to EFCC ,as it is under PDP control ,I’m sure they will be rubbing their hands in glee to prosecute Fashola and Tinubu ,so what is stopping you? I get it your allegations are spurious and not worth a farthing and just a mere beerpalour gossips .

      • aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola

        Yoy guys mean that the LCC belongs to Bola Tinubu, Please I would need prove but Lagos debts is not upto $3.7B, Lagos owes $1B payable in 2016 and 2019, it is being used to Badary road, ikorodu road, schools and water works in Iju. They first took 75B Naira which was paid up before the taken up the 200B out of which about 50B was paid this year. The others are to be paid in 2016 and 2019. Bros who owns the LTC

        • Paul

          Mr. Aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola:

          You are not participating sensibly in this discusion, could you please shut up?
          The Lagos State Finance Commissioner says Lagos overall debt is N435 billion.
          That is equivalent to $ 2,7billion dollars.

          Now add last month’s 1 billion dollar loan taken by Raji Fasola to $2.7b existing loan.
          What do you get? Your own fuzzy math says you prefer to very blindly get 1billion dollars.
          Whereas, educated arithmetic by any primary school student will arrive correctly at $3.7b.

          • aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola

            Do you discuss with someone by been abusive, I would not discuss with someone who thinks he can get an upper hand by been abusive. even if, lagos owes 435B, the rating of the state is higher than that of the country. Lagos is rated AA+ while Nigeria is rated BB-. Meaning Lagos is better managed than the country. Stop being abusive, it doesn’t help us as a country. It is divisive.

  • Osa Ogie

    Fashola has had the courage to put the records straight. The PDP led FG was already making it a campaign issue and appropriating the credit to themselves. Fashola, Lagos State Ministry of Health Officials and all those that he has enumerated deserves the credit more than the opportunist PDP led FG and GEJ.

    • Eric B. Thomas

      Osa Ogie:

      Please don’t be misled into this artificial debate. Focus on the real issue. Theft is the issue, not political party.
      Nigerians do not show they belong to humanity by aiding or overlooking the life-ruining effects of corrupt
      thefts by all the political parties, without exception, including the $600 billion the World Bank said was stolen
      from Nigeria and lodged in private accounts abroad by Nigeria’s government officials and their criminal partners.

      The day Nigerians rise and thrust their thieves into bonfires the international community will take note that true human beings have evolved in Nigeria with a resolve to fulfil the laws they enacted for their country. But for so long as thieves and other criminals are free and given chieftaincy titles, Nigerians shall be treated as scum of the earth.

  • Pointblank

    In Lagos state, official theft kills hundred times more people on daily basis than the entire death toll from Ebola virus.

    • Dere

      Guys, me i am not a lawyer. I don’t care for any long talk.
      I just deal with the bottom-line. Lagos state under Raji Fashola
      earned 18 billion dollars between June 2007 and May 2014. Where is the money?
      Where is the 18 billion dollar service or facility on the ground?

      Flowers don’’t cost 18 billion dollars, so, where is the money? We know the cost of the
      second-hand BRT buses imported into Lagos. So no bullshit, please! We also know that
      a state like Adamawa earns just 156 million dollars a year and pays salaries,
      resurfaces roads, runs schools, runs hospitals and does all the statutory duties of a
      state government with it. Lagos state has earned 95 times what Adamawa state earns;
      where is the money, where is the $18 billion improvement in Lagos state?

      • Dr. Kay

        My brother you asking the wrong people , first if you sure about your figures , whoever gave it to must have also intimated you of access to information act which you can use to get a point by point , dollar by dollar analysis , so you barking at the wrong tree.

        • Denrele

          Dr Kay,

          Haba! I beg you, please try and read newspapers and listen to the news.
          Which “access to information act” are you talking about here, really?
          If you buy newspapers and read them you’ll not be saying such a thing.
          Months ago Raji Fashola filed a daring affidavit in the Lagos High Court.
          He stated pointblank in it that Lagosians have no right to freedom of information.
          His attorney-general (Alhaji Ipaye) then strained all sinews to argue Lagosians’ slaves’ status.
          So what freedom of information obituary are you now pasting here for us after the burial?

          • Dr. Kay

            What is the outcome of the case? Can we not wait .It is unconstitutional if he is doing that so the litigants must see it through to its logical conclusion

          • Nwanze

            @ Akpos1,

            The effects of thefts in Lagos state government are devastating besides ruining the future of youths. Now i can fully understand why bloody violence has taken over Lagos state in the last couple of years. In Shomolu, Apapa Road, Akoka, Alaka, Bariga, Idumota, Onipanu and Yaba, corpses litter the streets..

            Many youths in those areas have bought guns and have formed gangs to kill and rob anyone at will.
            The youths are influenced by the knowledge that their state government officials are stealing at will too. Lagosians must quickly come together to bring Raji Fashola and his rogue cabinet to justice, please! We are sick and tired of being governed by thieves. Our lives are not safe. Our children have no future.

          • Oladapo Adesope

            Go back to your villages, No to evil PDP in Lagos

      • Oladapo Adesope

        PDP has been receiving 54% of the revenue of the country for over 15 years yet there is nothing to show for it. Instead poverty, unemployment, insecurity have been worsening and yet we are being drag back to the indebtedness club. PDP and GEJ should go, they are menace to Nigeria existence

    • Femi Bright

      Dear Editor:

      Alhaji Raji Fashola is a crude and un-couth fellow. He is an
      epitome of what a government official should never be. He now wants to be
      praised over a brief Ebola virus infection in Lagos. But he does not render
      financial account on how much has, again, dis-appeared from the Lagos state
      treasury under the pretence of Ebola. He’s felt comfortable under his skin
      living by plunder in the false belief that he’s made Lagosians illiterate
      enough to fail to do the math.

      Alhaji Raji Fasola has not rendered public account on any
      project since taking office in 2007. He’s irresponsibly taken the Lagos state
      treasury as his personal property and frittered away or pocketed a good part of
      the 18 billion dollars revenue Lagos state got under his watch, without
      rendering any account to Lagosians, despite having saddled all Lgosians with
      3.7billion dollars in debts which they will have to be taxed to pay for the
      next 10 years, and on top of that, he’s filed an ffidavit in the Lagos High
      Court that Lagosians have no right to freedom of information.

      • I am really amazed with how people buy into the propaganda of this chief stooge of burdillion,this man is the least performing governor even with all the loans,i have my house at egigbo,while my younger one has his at abule ado,as i write now both of us av been chased out of our houses by flood,we now resides with our dad at ikate which is just a little better than where we escaped from.I call on tribal fools who support fash d stooge to visit streets of Ejigbo,ijegun,abule ado,badagry,ikate etc.i pay tenement rate,taxes,television and radio rates etc yet nothing to show for it than planting of flowers on already tarred federal roads

        • Dr. Kay

          Where did you build your house? Is it along flood lines? Can you say the flowers are not making the federal roads look more beautiful? The problems you and your brother faces is state wide and that can’t be the fault of Fashola. Or if thunder knocks off your neighbors house will he put the blame on you or on natural occurrence? So go and report to the state water dept on how to put in place a proper flood water drainage in your local area. Also the people in your area may be contributing to this due to negligently throwing rubbish into water drainage ,so look at all these before blaming Fashola.

        • Oladapo Adesope

          Go back to your villages…he is the least performing governor but you keep trooping from your bushes into Lagos to look for better life. Go back to your villages

        • Danni

          Which part of Abulado do u have ur house, cos I dwell at Abulado. And as I speak, there is massive construction of roads going on in that axis. Maybe u are reside in the swamps, and that’s no fault of Fash. Why are u not talking about the death traps littering the badagry expressway that has been criminally abandoned by the FGN?

  • Mark Nsikan

    A CALL TO PRAYER!!
    A PRAYER FOR G.E.J SUPPORTERs
    1.) May God run ur Life the way GEJ is running this
    country.
    2.) May God give u and ur family the kind of peace GEJ
    gives to this country.
    3.) May God subsidize ur blessings the way Jonathan
    subsidized the Nigerian Oil.
    4.) May God secure u and ur entire family the way GEJ
    secures this country.
    As a good supporter of GEJ all u have to do is to
    type”Amen” and
    disgrace the General public that he his God
    Sent. *Be brave to type Amen* Thanks!……..
    puh!!!.*holds laff*…..

    • Dr. Kay

      Amen to that on their behalf now I’m waiting for the bravest among them to say amen

    • emmanuel

      Okay to ignore>mweew>Jonathan has done well for Nigeria>ignore a mental fellow=

      • Mark Nsikan

        jst say amen….dis is a prayer for our beloved gej supporters…..am waiting

      • Mark Nsikan

        jst tye amen…if u have d gutz

    • Abel Wariboko

      Amen and may you share and enjoy the peace of Boko Haram

      • Mark Nsikan

        PUHHAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!….LOL!!

  • Mr. Abdin

    The credit goes to the medical team as stated by fashola not PDP.

    • George

      I like Buhari and I respect him so much. If you go to Kano
      today, you will see all my billboards and posters with Buhari’s picture. We
      grew up from primary to secondary school knowing that Buhari is a symbol of
      integrity. Everyone knows that Buhari has some kind of messianic image. But,
      the truth of the matter is that we want this integrity of Buhari to be
      protected. In 2011, Gen. Buhari came out and announced to the country that he
      will not contest any future presidential election again. So, why is everybody
      keeping quiet? Nobody is raising this issue. It is shocking and disheartening
      for some us who are still young. Some people are complaining behind the scenes.
      Everybody is worried, disturbed because we wanted his image to be protected. If
      he had said in 2011 that he is not going to contest in any future presidential
      election, the issue of supporters of Buhari trying to bring him back to
      participate in the primaries should not arise. Otherwise, you won’t be able to
      differentiate between Buhari and President Goodluck Jonathan. When the five
      governors were leaving the PDP, one of their reasons was that Jonathan said he
      will not contest in 2015, but that he was changing from that now. Buhari said
      in 2011 that he will not contest again, but now some groups and individuals are
      promoting his candidacy and are trying to get him to get contest.

      My
      message to Buhari, whom we all h1ates is that, everyday he wakes up in the
      morning, he should play that tape of 2011.

      To
      be honest, he has a lot of younger brothers that he can equally support. We
      have Sam Nda-Isaiah, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola; Rivers State
      Governor, Rotimi Amaechi; Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole; Speaker of
      House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal; and Kano State Governor, Rabiu
      Kwankwaso, as potential candidates. We have a lot of younger people he can
      support. They are competent Nigerians that can take up that responsibility.

      • Uzoma

        Cheap blackmail. Buhari can change his mind.

      • Oladapo Adesope

        Do you have problem with Buhari contesting, if anyone is deceitful it is GEJ. If Buhari dead body contest and I have 1 million votes to myself I will give him

        • Statement

          What he is saying is that he claims that he is a man of honor , so he should keep to his word of not contesting again. Chikena!

    • True blooded Nigerian

      really? but GEJ should be blamed for the insecurity? Do you know who a leader is?

  • akpos1?

    Na wao! See how every Tommy, Dickky & Harry dey attack Great Jona…No be small thing o!

    So person be President mean say person no go get rest of mind again? EveBrosry bad thing wey happen una go run sharp sharp to blame Bros
    Jona…even when rain no fall as well as when too much rain fall and cause flood. In every and all bad things wey happen, una go blame the Fisherman Pikin. There is God oh!

    But I tell you this day as always, Bros Jona will overcome. You people forget too soon that he is South South citizen and there innately
    militant.

    May God help all of you who chose to be blind to the great strides and rare achievements of this greatest leader of the millennium. Nonsense!

    May the souls of Adadevoh and other casualties rest in peace as long as they never partook directly or indirectly of stealing of my oil money or polluting my ecosystem.

    God bless South South Republic

    • Mark Nsikan

      A CALL TO PRAYER!!
      A PRAYER FOR G.E.J SUPPORTERs
      1.) May God run ur Life the way GEJ is running this
      country.
      2.) May God give u and ur family the kind of peace GEJ
      gives to this country.
      3.) May God subsidize ur blessings the way Jonathan
      subsidized the Nigerian Oil.
      4.) May God secure u and ur entire family the way GEJ
      secures this country.
      As a good supporter of GEJ all u have to do is to
      type”Amen” and
      disgrace the General public that he his God
      Sent. *Be brave to type Amen* Thanks!……..
      puh!!!.*holds laff*…..

      • Dazmillion

        Thank you very much. I am sure none of the so called supporters will answer amen to this prayers. Hypocrites

      • Mohstone

        Am not a supporter but i answered AMEN on behalf of all of them. They are afraid.

        • Mark Nsikan

          no plz……i am a supporter of GEJ……i say amen…..other GEJITES shld plz respond….una dey hide?

      • Aloy

        Amen! n U type Amen also for d same prayer to Buhari n APC Supporters!

        • Mark Nsikan

          i will type for whoever goes to asorock and decides tu make a mess of the lives of the nigerian populace…if buhari messes up…he gets d cane….simple

      • Shaibu Ocheme

        And may God grant you your hearts wishes to govern your life the way Thiefnubu is stealing money from Lagos State and appointing his family members to every important political post. May God also grant you your prayers so that your daughter will be married off to a fifty year old man just like Senator Sani Yerima of APC consistently practices and advocates for. May God grant you your hearts wishes so that you will not be paid two months wages for your work just like the poor civil servants in APC governed Ekiti State have been denied their salaries for the months of August and September…..and the list goes on. Say a big Amen to those prayers. Your hypocrisy sucks big time. I don’t support any Nigerian politician they are all rogues whether they call themselves PDP or APC or indeed any nonsense appellation. Get wiser and stop this self righteous indignation on behalf of APC when the politicians in that gang of rogues masquerading as a political party are the same thieves like their rival gang of robbers in the PDP.

        • Mark Nsikan

          jst say amen plz….y d long talk?

        • Mark Nsikan

          niether do i sopot any of them,to me,apc is pdp with another name,,,i am jst sick and tired of jonahans gvt,which i am entitled tu….am sure u ar surprised that i didnt respond tu u d way u wia expctin…its d sign o a matured mind….*clap for me*….now plz b matured and say amen if u thinkk jona is governing rite…..thnk u as u say amen!!

          • Shaibu Ocheme

            Just say Amen too to my prayers for you. PDP, APC, Jonathan, Tinubu, Buhari and all them Nigerian politicians are just rogues. If you are neutral just say Amen to the neutral prayer that all Nigerian politicians including Jonathan, Tinubu, Atiku, Buhari, El Rufai and their likes must rot in hell fire.

          • Mark Nsikan

            amen…amy all d tivs,weda apc or pdp dat are killin dis nation rot in hell…….ammmeeeeennn!!!….and may d suporters of d tivs rot in hell tuu…ammmmmen!!

  • bulltron10

    Fashola is spot on, Politicians should stop taking credit for what they have no hand in. GEJ and PDP have done nothing but attack tasty kpomo.

  • Goza Gozza

    This is foolishness in abundance. Cover your head in shame.

    • Sola Marquis

      @ Goza Gozza:

      Lagosians are virtual slaves by DNA. Nothing can convince them to seek freedom from official thieves.
      You can only free people who know and accept they are slaves and who truly desire to be free.
      No one can liberate habitual slaves inured to smelly conditions of living without self-respect.
      Like masochists, Lagosians like to be flogged with horse-whip and financially raped to bleed.
      Jollof rice with two pieces of meat will appease them, as 80% Lagosians fail school cert every year.

      • M.L Payne

        Lagos state is the headquarters of thievish corruption at the state level in Nigeria.
        I travel home regularly and i see a mis-match between state income and expenditure.
        I am convinced that only theft will explain the gap. Lagos state is being governed by
        a cabinet of look-alikes in ignorance. With good thinking and cognate knowledge,
        more finances should NEVER be inversely proportional to improvements in theory or practice.

        Whenever more resources worsen a state of affairs, ignorant people are at the helms of affairs.

        What is to be done? Well, the first thing to do is to compel accounts by force from all Lagos state Commissioners and recover all stolen money, plus all stolen lands, shares and all other
        overseas assets from Raji Fashola. The second step is to haul these malefactors
        into jail-houses in their own interest lest they be brought to mob justice by
        the people. The third step is to enact a law in Lagos state forbidding the
        example of Babatunde Raji Fashola, by making it a criminal offence henceforth
        for any Governor of Lagos state to refuse to disclose public accounts quarterly.

        • Oladapo Adesope

          Why not stop your poverty sttiken kinsmen to stop leaving their bushes to Lagos for better life. Go back to your villages and stop polluting Lagos for we Lagosians

      • B. Animashaun

        I now support the policy just announced by the Lagos state PDP –
        that, both Raji Fashola and Bola Tinubu shall be probed for thefts.
        That is how democracy should be, there must be accountability.

        The result of the probe should lead to detention and trial for thefts
        and to the full recovery of all stolen funds from the Lagos treasury.
        Sentencing to long terms of imprisonment under the law should follow.

        • Public Tribune

          “Although the total cost of the completed section of the Lekki-Epe express road concession remain shrouded in secrecy, information from various media sources suggest that about N35 billion
          in total may have been expended to construct the completed 15km of it, which
          represents N2.3 billion per km in construction costs.”

          “In other words, about 70% of the estimated total costs of the project,
          five years ago, have been expended to construct only 30% of the project.
          If the project continues in this manner, it would not be long before it becomes clear that
          the project has become a fraud and negates the interests of Lagos tax payers.”

          ………………….Vanguard newspaper

          [November 26, 2013]

        • Vandu

          LEADERSHIP MANIFESTO OF APC………

          “The only way to stop us from stealing is to stone us. The Nigerian followers are
          as guilty as the Nigerian leaders. The Nigerian institutions are all compromised;
          and there is no alternative to them as it is. Nigerians appear not to be against stealing
          and corruption but only against how long you stay stealing and being corrupt.
          Don’t ever expect those in public office to fight corruption on these facts.”

          ….…..Governor Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers state)

          (June 30th, 2014)

      • Dr. Kay

        Who is the slave here? The person in the face of facts and best practices world wide enslaved by love of money and the crumbs they throw at him for this internet job of protecting the status quo with vigor and zeal , and on the flip side , the person or slave as you put it, that experiences the dividend of democracy ,although not perfect but far better than what a citizen in Bayelsa state in the midst of Oyel gets, tell me why is lagos attracting all and sundry from all over the country , if the people are slaves, why come join and be enslaved? I’m sure you are one of the slaves , enslaved in Lagos , abi no be so?

    • Sola Marquis

      Alhaji Raji Fashola – Lagos state’s most reckless governor – will be quitting office next year, but he will be leaving not less than three billion and seven hundred million dollars [$3.7b] behind as Lagos state debts; after blowing away seven (7) billion dollars in federally allocated revenues since 2007, plus, another eleven [11] billion dollars Lagos state received in charges, taxes and levies, totaling 18 billion dollars, but with no justification to show for this amount on the ground, and without Raji Fashola ever transparently disclosing the state’s post-budget accounts to the people of Lagos state. Any means by which the rival PDP party can save Lagos from ACN/APC financial rape, theft and
      bankruptcy, is good and welcome.

      • Seemeseetrouble

        “What is about to happen is going to be like a film show.
        Something greater than the Justice Oputa panel will be set up in Nigeria
        to try corrupt politicians. God will use this crisis (Boko Haram/insecurity) to raise
        up a leader who will cleanse the society. The person will have the heart of a lion,
        like Jehu in the Bible. Most of these politicians, if they are not dead, will end up in prison.
        This is what God is saying.”

        …….…….Primate Olabayo

        (Head of the Evangelical Church of Yaweh)

        [April 29, 2013]

    • Sola Marquis

      Dear Goza:

      Stealing is the ideology of Lagos state ACN/APC under Raji Fashola and Bola Tinubu.
      Thinking is out of the window. No progress is possible under the rule of thieves in Lagos.
      Once Lagos people wake up to this first truth they’ll be saved from imminent utter ruins.
      With 80% school cert failure since 1999 Lagos state has become a wasteland of illiterates.

      • No Comment

        In Nigeria, the pauperized many have sent a memo to the criminally-rich few: “We will not
        allow you to enjoy your ill-gotten gains in peace. We will hound you and pursue
        you everywhere you go. When you buy your Hummers, we will snatch them. When you
        send your children to expensive schools, we will kidnap them. When you retreat
        to your billion-naira homes, you will have to sleep with one eye open. With
        every knock, you will panic and tremble, fearing it could be nemesis at the door”.

        …………………………Femi Aribisala (Vanguard Newspaper)

  • Tire

    NO ONE CAN ARGUE AGAINST THE FACTS AS FOLLOWS……

    “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by the British Economist Intelligence Unit
    has ranked Lagos, Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world. Lagos has degraded further
    from its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city.

    On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest score of 39.0 of all cities in the world assessed.
    The study titled ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city, such as its crime levels,
    the threat of conflict, the quality of medical care, the levels of censorship, the city temperature,
    the quality of its schools and its transport links.”

    ………Reported by British Telegraph

    (January 2014)

    • Dr. Kay

      By the way tell me the position of your state’s city and whilst we are at it tell me Abuja position for good measure ,then you will know how to not isolate a state that’s doi it’s damnedest to uplift it’s citizens,compared to charlatans that just take things out of context . Did you by any chance see the Mo Ibrahim governance report on your Dumbo ruled Naija?

      • GraduatesNG

        1. Uplift it’s citizens? How? Where?
        2. Dumbo = President + 100+ senators + Hundreds of rep members + 36 govs + 700+ LG chairmen

        Nigeria is not in shambles because of Jonathan Goodluck only. Nor because of one party. These guys don’t even know what running good governance is like, just like we citizens don’t know what a good leader look like when we see one. The day I see one of the so called leaders admit he does not know what good governance is will be the day I will smile and say change is here. I don’t care what person or political affiliation such a one will come from.

  • Pointblank

    In Lagos state, official theft kills hundred times more people on daily basis than the entire death toll from Ebola virus.

    • Mohstone

      Arent you tired of talking to yourself ??? Cant you see that all along you’ve been lying thats why nobody cares to respond to you. Please go get a life joor !!!

      • Rastaman

        Baba Mohstone:

        Almost all of Lagos state is now an unsafe neighbourhood.
        Thefts by Lagos government officials asphyxiate Lagosians into poverty and
        cause 70% youth un-employment – which those hard done by now strive
        to solve by taking up arms to rob and kill innocent people in hundreds.
        This is how official stealing kills Lagosians more than the Ebola virus.

  • Abel Wariboko

    Congrats to those Nigerian medical personnel. However, if they were not successful, the president would have been blamed

    • rawsilkysmooth

      lol

  • USMAN BAYERO

    See dis daft and charge and bail lawyer guvnor…he thinks we are daft like him.
    U are making a political statement and u 4got when u went to Aso villa and even use hand sanitizer along with Jonathan…
    May
    i ask u when has Nigerians became sensitize on hygiene and using of
    hand sanitizers until when the Federal govt begins massive campaign
    across the length and breath of this country…even set up an ebola
    hotline across the country.
    Jonathan never praise himself, even in anniversary speech he mention those health workers who worked tirelessly to curb ebola.
    Fashola!
    is it bcos of politics dat made ur health commisioner idris to be
    giving conflicting figures against the minister of health before he was
    silenced on the correct figures.
    What did u do wit the money u received from the Federal Govt?
    Fashola! We are wiser dan u think.

    • Oladapo Adesope

      Do you ever produce a lawyer in your family?… look at a product of baby factory calling a professional a charge and bail

      • SBassey

        Your Fashola is charge and bail lawyer who never sees anything good in Jonathan. He thinks he is superior to Jonathan, and is always carrying himself like he knows better than GEJ. Whether he likes it or not it is on record that GEJ is president of nigeria and takes credit for Ebola eradication. They accuse GEJ of all kinds of atrocities but will never acknowledge his achievements.

  • USMAN BAYERO

    -See dis daft and charge and bail lawyer guvnor…he thinks we are daft like him.
    U are making a political statement and u 4got when u went to Aso villa and even use hand sanitizer along with Jonathan…
    May
    i ask u when has Nigerians became sensitize on hygiene and using of
    hand sanitizers until when the Federal govt begins massive campaign
    across the length and breath of this country…even set up an ebola
    hotline across the country.
    Jonathan never praise himself, even in anniversary speech he mention those health workers who worked tirelessly to curb ebola.
    Fashola!
    is it bcos of politics dat made ur health commisioner idris to be
    giving conflicting figures against the minister of health before he was
    silenced on the correct figures.
    What did u do wit the money u received from the Federal Govt?
    Fashola! We are wiser dan u think.

    • Mafeni

      Usman Bayero:

      Thefts have percolated the entire Nigerian society. There’s no known solution to such epidemic of thefts other than a root and branch overhaul of Nigeria by revolutionary change. Nobody at the helm in any local government or in any state, or federal government in Nigeria, is seen to be thinking or planning for the community or for the country on any long term basis.

      That may suggest that Nigeria is rapidly fading away from the horizons of the minds of those mis-elected or rigged into office as public officers, all of whom without exception, mindlessly steal the treasury at will and with expectation of impunity.

      “Only a bloody revolution can save Nigeria,” said the country’s revered constitutional lawyer, Professor Nwabueze who’s concluded that decadent thefts in Nigeria can’t be stopped by preaching. As official thefts reach half the budgets in each of the 36 states, and close to 50% of the federal budget itself – meaning that 168 million Nigerians
      outside government are being forced into a deadly struggle for the scrappy assets left in the country, a bloody revolution seems inevitable.

    • Public Records

      “We are overdue for a revolution. If you are afraid of revolution, maybe you have something to be afraid of.

      What is wrong with us having revolution here in Nigeria? Unless, of course, you belong to those who are stealing government money or you have something to hide. Then of course you should be afraid of revolution,

      because after the revolution, there is what we call revolutionary justice.”

      “The revolutionaries will get you and shoot you. There are many people whom if we shoot, Nigeria will become a
      better place. In fact, if the revolutionaries can shoot dead just 500 corrupt people, Nigeria will be a much better place, and, God will forgive the revolutionaries.”

      ….…….Dr. Junaid Mohammed

      March 17, 2013

    • The Revolutionary

      Lagosians; and indeed all Nigerians, are naively attempting a psychiatric form of masochism.
      They want to live in peace an unity with the same government officials openly robbing the treasury.
      It never worked that way in history, because there can never be unity between thieves and victims.
      When Nigerians’ idle talk is done, Nigerians will rise and bury the hatchet on the heads of their official thieves.

      • Tunsj

        You said it all.

  • joe

    Success or Failure lies on GEJ’s desk. That was why people blame him on the security failures in the northeast; villages he had never dreamed to visit all his life. The success of ebola defeat is GEJ’s success because he created conducive environment for the health workers to work. It was Fashola that complained of N200Million not released by FG, just two days after FG made promised of the funds. GEJ is the president of Nigeria, you cannot take the ebola success from him. Politics aside pls.

    • Es3

      No, with Fashola it is only failure that belongs to Jonathan as all successes are his only???!

  • Oladapo Adesope

    Since the PDP dont have anything to show after 15 years they are running after people glory….poverty development party(PDP) is a menace, a disease that Nigerians should do away with using their votes

  • AbujaKenneth

    Let Fashola take the credit, so that we can rest. Mentioning Stella is all politics

    • Dr. Kay

      Hypocrite , he is too presidential and sophisticated to demean his persona by resorting to gutter styled politics you lots are used to in PDP. You Janjaweed lots !

      • GraduatesNG

        Which is Janjaweed? APC? PDP?

      • emmanuel

        I know you are of the order of Kolawole the illitrate dr.

        Nigeria could not have contained Ebola without the FG. It is becoming clear that the APC inability to seek out a credible fellow for its presidential aspirant for 2015 has thrown up a confused fellow in the person of Fashola with this lackluster speech which you are celebrating.

        Did Fashola provided the national network for tracking Ebola? His attitude has shown that he truly lacks the capacity to work without close supervision.

    • Es3

      Not just taking the credit, but let him (Fashola) completely deny FG that played any role at all in the containment of Ebola because all the funds his Lagos State used in the fight originated from the state coffers only and in addition, no other work or support was done by FG??? Was it Fashola alone that did all that ended Ebola in Nigeria, especially as ‘Fashola’s Ebola’ started and ended in Lagos alone – out of the whole of Nigeria???!!!

      To Fashola, FG should have come in to shove the Lagos state health ministry aside, take the patients, locations, treatment and management apparatchik for him to accept that FG did something to ensure the success of the fight against Ebola in Nigeria?!

      If the President talk about Ebola being defeated in Nigeria in comparison to Boko Haram that is still giving us headache is his (Fashola’s) stomachache and all that Fashola could do is to ‘gutterise’ it the APC way, so be it!!!

  • Rommel

    Now this is what I am talking about,very inspirational speech,leaders inspire their followers to achieve great things,not these others leaders that cannot even read prepared speeches

    • GraduatesNG

      Talk is cheap, and in Nigeria that is the only good in our markets.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Thank you for speaking out governor Fashola, to clearly point out that president Ebele Jonathan regime did not act to stop ebola or contribute anything meaningful to the fight against the spread of ebola.Till now president Jonathan did not close air and land boarders with Liberia,Sierra Leone and Guinea to stop spread of ebola virus from those countries.Jonathan is inept,incapable and incompetent.

    • Edward

      Dr. Pat., many times you do not have to close border to stop the spread of infectious diseases. That is what is called international best practices. Do you wonder why an infected Liberian man entered USA about a week ago with Ebola. This is because USA did not close her border. While the Ebola was still in Nigeria, no country close her border to Nigerians. I am not a fan of Jonathan but he does not have to close boarders

    • emmanuel

      Kolawole, I had corrected you before now and you keep exhibiting your ignorance in public domain. How many times have we closed our borders because of cholera before?

      You dey make me vex.

      Meanwhile, tell the world that Fashola funded the medics who monitored and discharged those observed in Enugu in the effort to end Ebola, if the FG did nothing about it?

      Eo you have an understanding of how global economics work? Do you know what is economic suicide? Try close our borders for three weeks – Air, Land and Sea

      Amala commentator keep quiet if you have nothing to offer.

  • D1

    There is no need for us to get sentimental about this Ebola topic, both the President GEJ and Fashola meant the SAME THING and are trying to acknowledge the people at the fore front in different ways. Unfortunately, it is us Nigerians and those being partisan that are causing this divide. I, as a Doctor, was very PROUD, as Nigerians came together and dealt with this deadly disease. The whole WORLD was very proud of us and is still SOLICITING for our help in seeing to the end of this scourge in West Africa.
    Fashola only went a little further, in acknowledging the Medical professionals and care givers INDIVIDUALLY, which I will be very SURPRISED if he hadn’t, because this was a crisis for Lagos state & the nation, and he saw to the organization and success of the whole process, despite the ongoing Doctor’s strike at the time, so he should know those individuals involved ‘personally’.
    President GEJ also made his own contribution nationally, by designating the Minister of health, Prof. Chukwu, that stood up to the play, addressed the issue, and that was duly done with daily reports and monitoring of the progress of patients and contact tracing; and provision of funds (at least Lasgidi got 200 mill). This was achieved by the cooperation of all the participants directly and indirectly involved in providing care and contacts tracing.
    In an emergency crisis, there will be lapses (vis-a-vis, loss of index contacts,the stigmatization, monetary gains, 5th columnist), but thank God, we all learnt from the crisis. By we, I mean, the Survivors, that should be acknowledged and shown some empathy, they never asked to be exposed nor saw it coming; the Medical professionals; the care givers; the morticians; the lab scientists and the Prof. Virologists; our LEADERS in position of authority, that responded appropriately and finally, the MASSES, that took all precautions, wrongly at times, to prevent the spread.
    Let stop this all this POLICTIKING and give ourselves a BIG PAT on the back, whether we are directly involved or not.

  • Kunle Magregor

    THE REAL EBOLA IS STILL IN LAGOS STATE

    The real Ebola in Lagos state is corrupt un-accountability and it’s still virulent.
    Alhaji Raji Fashola, the unfortunate state governor has gone say in court
    that Lagosians have no right to ‘freedom of information’. But did Alhaji Ajomale –
    the APC Chairman in Lagos state also consent that all the 18 million Lagosians
    have no right to freedom of information? If yes, what of Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu –
    the putative APC Party Leader; did he also endorse this un-disguised autocracy?

    And assuming he does, how about Alhaji Adeyemi Ikuforiji -the APC Speaker
    of the Lagos House of Assembly? What basis did he see for this nonsense
    policy inside Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution for him to go along; and why did he
    join this vile conspiracy against hapless Lagosians who’re now turned into slaves
    without rights? Above all, what did Alhaji Ipaye (the APC attorney-general in Lagos)
    say about this crude and barbaric violation of the rights of Lagos people to be fully
    informed, accurately, of their state affairs? Is there no other Alhaji inside the Lagos
    state APC government personally having requisite honesty, and, with proper education
    that ‘democracy’ strictly means ‘accountability’ as eked out by freedom of information?

    • emmanuel

      They cried foul of Legislators holding on to the then FOI bills, which Jonathan painstakingly negotiated into an act from the NASS. The Alhaji’s from Lagos chop house who pretended then that they loved it have shown their true colours – hypocrisy.

      I thought Lai Mohammed is of the media class, why did he not condemn the gang-up?

      May God not allow the tyrants – APC advance beyond their current state to FG seats

      • Folabi

        @ Emmanuel:

        How about the raft of criminal accomplices in Lagos calling themselves civil rights activists?
        And the mushroom of human rights groups, including noisy Lagos lawyers, did they not clap too?
        Did they oppose him when Raji Fashola declared that Lagosians have no freedom of information?
        Look, the problem with Lagosians is not just the sea of illiterate masses alone; bad as those are.

        The problem lies within the educated co-conspirators now living by plunder of the Lagos state treasury.
        Tell me one civil rights activist or human rights activist who so much did as complain when Raji Fashola
        filed an affidavit publicly in court of law, and deposing in it that Lagosians have no right whatsoever to any freedom of information? Just mention one civil rights activist who complained? Mention just one.

        None of them did till today – oh, God, what a betrayal of principles for the satiation of hungry mouths!

    • Peter Chuka Ofili

      Ha, ha! Has Lagos become an Islamic state? Alhaji this, Alhaji that, what sort of thing is this?

      • Sincerely Yours

        People like you comment for the sake of it. Go find out the percentage of Muslims & Christians in Lagos. And I mean indigenes, not squatters like you.

      • Fari

        @ Peter:

        Don’t worry. They deceived the people some of the time. But these honourless and dishonest creatures in the Lagos ACN/APC party will be brought to severe justice that will be an example for future generations of how not to be mannerless in pubic office. The ideology of stealing the ACN/APC injected into public office will be removed forthwith. All the properties stolen by the elected officials in Lagos state will be recovered to the last kobo – including lands and overseas lodgements. There is no escape for the civil servants who did the paper work to enable this grand larceny in Lagos state. They and the politicians will be severely punished by law.

      • Damola Bickersteth

        If Yoruba unity fissures along religious lines Yoruba Muslims must take 100% of the blame.
        With thoughtless greed Yoruba Muslims overreach themselves beyond their competency.

      • Prince

        this is exactly what they want you all to believe… don’t confuse politics for religion… we have both Christians and Muslims occupying political offices with no obvious difference in policy and execution. would you rather have a man of your religion be a thief or a man with another religion with true intention ? I know you’ll say no such man has true intension, then that makes none of us worthy of that leadership position.

    • Common Sense

      when did HENRY Ajomale become a Muslim? what depth is too low for you? and if it matters to you and your type, Alhaji Fashola, Alhaji Tinubu and Alhaji Ikuforiji all have christian wives, if they couldn’t “Islamize” their homes how can they “Islamize” a state?

      • Denis Akhagbame

        THE EXAMPLE OF ALHAJI KAYODE FAYEMI IN EKITI STATE

        Old boy, you get common sense at all? Or you are just calling yourself common sense?
        Did Alhaji Kayode Fayemi not deceive all of you by adding JOHN to his own name?
        You guys don’t understand Islamic Jihad. The Jihadists will deceive and lie all the way.

        They don’t care for personal honour. They have none. They just want to overwhelm all Christians.
        Open your eyes and see with it, ol boy, this is Jihad; there’s no single Christian left today in Mosul, Iraq.
        It started just like this in Iraq a few years ago as the Muslim Jihadists infiltrated all government posts.

        • Chuks

          “APC is diametrically opposed to the multi-religious values of Yoruba people.
          As a party, APC stokes religious conflicts between Christians and Muslims.
          APC denies Yoruba people Freedom of Information under Nigerian Law.

          APC is; besides that, roguish and thievish, and does not render public accounts.
          The enlightened people in Yorubaland cannot sensibly endorse such a toxic party.
          The APC has no abiding ethics or ideology but rather thrives on corrupt thefts alone.”

          …………Sesan Adebiyi

          (12th April, 2014)

          • Folabi Adubi

            HOW CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS BETRAY DEMOCRACY FOR MONEY IN LAGOS
            Now how about the raft of criminal accomplices in Lagos calling themselves civil rights activists?
            And the mushroom of human rights groups, including noisy Lagos lawyers, did they not clap too?
            Did they oppose him when Raji Fashola declared that Lagosians have no freedom of information?
            Look, the problem with Lagosians is not just the sea of illiterate masses alone; bad as those are.

            The problem lies within the educated co-conspirators now living by plunder of the Lagos state treasury.
            Tell me one civil rights activist or human rights activist who so much did as complain when Raji Fashola
            filed an affidavit publicly in court of law, and deposing in it that Lagosians have no right whatsoever to any freedom of information? Just mention one civil rights activist who complained? Mention just one. None of them did till today – oh, God, what a betrayal of principles for the satiation of hungry mouths!

          • Almajari

            “In the 1999 Constitution, Sharia was mentioned 73 times, Grand Khadi 54 times,
            Islam 28 times, Muslims 10 times and there is no single mention of Christ,
            Christian, Christianity or church. Some mischievous elements are taking these
            lapses in the Constitution to come to the ungodly decision that probably that
            the state is an Islamic state.”

            “So what are Christians doing here? 100 of our churches were burnt down, Christians
            are being killed. In fact it has reached the stage of genocide. I will cite one
            example – In one denomination in Plateau State, the Women’s Fellowship as at
            2001 had 500 registered widows and by 2008, they had 900 registered widows. By
            February 2014, they had 25,000 registered widows.”

            ………… Joseph Bagobiri

            (Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese of Catholic Church)

            (March 31st, 2014)

          • F.A

            HOW CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS BETRAY DEMOCRACY FOR MONEY IN LAGOS

            Now how about the raft of criminal accomplices in Lagos calling themselves civil rights activists?
            And the mushroom of human rights groups, including noisy Lagos lawyers, did they not clap too?
            Did they oppose him when Raji Fashola declared that Lagosians have no freedom of information?
            Look, the problem with Lagosians is not just the sea of illiterate masses alone; bad as those are.

            The problem lies within the educated co-conspirators now living by plunder of the Lagos state treasury.
            Tell me one civil rights activist or human rights activist who so much did as complain when Raji Fashola
            filed an affidavit publicly in court of law, and deposing in it that Lagosians have no right whatsoever to any freedom of information? Just mention one civil rights activist who complained? Mention just one. None of them did till today – oh, God, what a betrayal of principles for the satiation of hungry mouths!

          • Femi Macaulay

            @ Folabi Adubi,
            Except in name only there is no difference between the AC/APC Islamic government
            in Yorubaland, and, Boko Haram. They are both joined in the hip on the same ideology
            of excluding Christians from command levels of government.

            When Yoruba Christians wake up from slumber they will realize they are surrounded by
            the most virulent and militant Muslims. I pity Yoruba Christians because they are un-armed
            and defenceless even though in trouble.

          • Obinna Achu

            “We are calling on all Christians to defend themselves through any means possible
            and calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare Boko Haram a terrorist group
            and make it officially known that we are in a state of religious war in Nigeria,
            so that Nigerian Christians could be armed to defend themselves.”

            …….…..Ndi-Igbo Peace Movement (NPM)

            [May 7th, 2013]

          • Prince

            Sorry but welcome to the reality ! Its more of an ethnic war than religion.

          • Prince

            I refuse to disagree with you that Apc is all that you have blindly and biasedly written but the average Nigerian knows PDP is WORSE. simple

          • Prince

            Oga Chuks..Denis never mentioned Alhaji Kayode fayemi… You no even get SENSE ATALL..common or not.

        • Prince

          he never mentioned Alhaji Kayode fayemi… You no even get SENSE ATALL..common or not.

  • Ette

    When leaders speak you do not need anyone to tell you a elder has spoken. May God give us someone like Fashola or Oshomiole as the next president of Nigeria. The man who did not see Ebola nor knew how it was handled is bragging about winning war against Ebola at political campaigns. Does he think Nigerians are fools. How desperate can he be and such desperation will continue to sink him down the pit. May God treat him the way he and his sycophants are treating Nigerians.

    • GraduatesNG

      Yes, he(Jonathan) should not claim he won against Ebola just as we should not blame him for Borno, Boko Haram, unemployment etc. Every Nigerian ‘leader’ is evil. The sooner we all realise that death and evil thrives in every political association in Nigeria, the sooner we will demand better leadership.

      • Olawale

        Do u think there can b any good leader in ds world? Jer 10:23.

        It’s only Gods kingdom dt ll bring absolute solution to man’s problem. Rev21:3-4, psalm37:10,11

        All of dem Jus dey try ni, dey can only glorify Satan directly or indirectly cos Satan is d ruler of ds present system of things. 1john5:19

        Brothers, pray for Jehovah’s kingdom to come so dt his will ll b done on ds earth as it as bn done in d heaven

      • Dr Obim

        Hopefully, you’ve not purposely absconded the Chief of Nigeria alas Corruption. Also known locally as “rub ma back ,I rub ya own.

    • emmanuel

      Empty brains. Why hold Jonathan responsible for Boko Haram and Chibok girls?

      Let Shitema and co take the bashing for Boko Haram.

      You guys think you have the template of how every Nigerian must live and dine?

    • Sincerely Yours

      Don’t be surprised, some Nigerians really are ‘goats’. They will buy the fed govt. story, hook, line and sinker.

  • Concerned Citizen

    I hear leaders like you talk and have hope. If only nigerians will give you a chance to lead them.

    • Sola A. Adegeye

      APC IS THE HYPOCRISY OF ILLITERATES

      The Action Congress [AC] illiterate party in Lagos is the real face of hypocrisy.
      Now morphed as All Progresives Congress [APC], its hypocrisy soars to new highs.
      APC has no properly educated persons in its ranks, in the real sense of the word –
      but just demagogues and plagiarists, its members prowling to steal other people’s ideas,
      And after stealing others’ ideas, they end up incompetent and unable to execute it.

      • Olukoni

        And you are suffering from illiteracy and diarrhea of the mouth.

  • Sani

    Amen!

    • Abedde Dasilva

      “After renouncing the honorifics of knowledge, educated Nigerians
      fling open the stable door for evil to galumph to triumph in their land.”

      …..Seyi Olu Awofeso

      [April 9th, 2012]

    • Public Records

      “When Mr. Goodluck Jonathan said he did not ‘give a damn’ about decalaring his assets,
      some people pretended not to understand the implications. The truth is that a man who
      does not give a damn about leading by character or accountability cannot inspire success
      or productivity. As a result, Jonathan leads a system where his key people are free to pursue
      their own conquests; a system where merit does not count and evil is not punished”.

      …..Sonala Olumhense

      (April 20th, 2014)

      • Seemeseetrouble

        APC LEADERSHIP MANIFESTO NIGERIA………

        “The only way to stop us from stealing is to stone us.

        The Nigerian followers are as guilty as the Nigerian leaders.

        The Nigerian institutions are all compromised; and there is no alternative

        to them as it is. Nigerians appear not to be against stealing and corruption

        but only against how long you stay stealing and being corrupt.
        Don’t ever expect those in public office to fight corruption on these facts.”

        ….…..Governor Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers state)

        (June 30th, 2014)

        • Words on Marble

          The Nigerian government must now make up its mind to either have laws or have none.
          Merely writing down sentences in the National Assembly without those sentences having
          any practical impact on general behaviour, and enforceable as such, is a pretence in disguise
          in disguise of Nigeria’s thorough-going anomie.

    • Andrew Ejiofor

      Misled by naïve pastors, the Christians are told from the pulpit to close their eyes
      and wait for Elijah’s chariot of fire to take them to heaven. Muslims meantime
      dominate the country and take control of the public treasury by thinking as a group.

      Even as they are being targeted and killed like flies, in thousands, each Christian
      only selfishly thinks of his own personal salvation in heaven. For so long as
      this silly mentality persists in Nigerian Christendom it is a matter of time
      before the north and the west of Nigeria are overwhelmed to become an Islamic state.

  • BC

    WELL SAID, i am very surprised that he knew their names and mentioned them, says a lot about Gov’t
    Fashola

    • Pelumi Harrison

      “It is no secret now that Nigerians hate their rulers; but when Nigerian “prayer warrior” masses
      now start to curse and pray for the death of their rulers, then there is a crisis. There is always euphoria
      and jubilation whenever a member of the Nigerian “thiefocratic class”; i.e.; President, Governor, Senator,
      House of Reps member, Minister or local government chairman, dies”.

      “When the plane of Governor Danbaba Suntai’s of Taraba State crashed,
      i placed a call to several friends i consider somewhat “God-fearing” and decent.
      The first response i got from each and every one of them is ‘make them all die,
      we are praying for the next one to die’. Surely there is justifiable un-precedented
      hatred for the ruling class like never before in the history of the country.”

      ………Paul Omoruyi

      (December 30, 2012)

    • No Comment

      “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by the British Economist
      Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos, Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world.
      Lagos has degraded further from its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city.”

      “On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest score of 39.0 of all cities in the world assessed.
      The study titled ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city, such as its crime levels,
      the threat of conflict, the quality of medical care, the levels of censorship, the city temperature,
      the quality of its schools and its transport links.”

      ………Reported by British Telegraph

      (January 2014)

      • Derick

        No news here. We live in Lagos. We can see the rot. We see the mess.
        Even the smells of the place are rotten. There is no government here.
        After the 2011 election Raji Fashola uses his second term to fumble.
        Whether he was stealing alongside i don’t know. He’s hiding accounts.

        • Figaro

          Derrick,

          Theft has created a crass elite structure in Nigeria having no sensible member
          a Nigerian youth can look up to as innovative and morally upright role model
          amongst the treasury thieves prancing around in criminal garb as politicians.

  • By popular demand

    BEFORE EBOLA: WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S $40BILLION?

    Lagos state government has earned $40 billion in revenues between 1999 and now.
    The money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared between Bola Tinubu,
    and Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever in modern Yoruba history.
    Lagos state last year floated a loan bond of about 80 billion Naira and got public investors to subscribe
    for repayment with interest but once the bond was fully subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money
    – about 35 billion Naira or so – and handed it over in cash to Bola Tinubu, via a bogus corporate front.

    This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’ on the Lekki
    tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the corrupt and clever by half Raji Fashola
    did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company
    in the first place. Or did Bola Tinubu’s company invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.
    In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront without any further work.
    A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue for the next three [3] years to pay

    for this 80 billion Naira debt by all Lagos residents. This transaction must count as the worst fraud ever
    in Yoruba history since Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960.

    In fact, On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi, confirmed that
    Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion – including N275 billion in bonds – equivalent to
    2.7 billion United States dollars. Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of this debt,
    the gross Lagos state government debt is now equal to all of the expected federal revenue allocation to Lagos
    in the next two and half years, currently at $3.7 billion, without equivalent benefits on the ground to show
    for it – dollar for dollar.

    • Miss Tom-Laywer (England)

      This is a crime against humanity inflicted by a supposedly educated person on his own country!

      • Orly Ajayi

        But is Raji Fashola an educated person? I don’t think so. Educated people do educated things. An educated person will not take 80 billion Naira of Lagos state revenue and give 50% of it to Bola Tinubu. Thus leaving 18 million Lagosians to struggle to share the remainder 50%. That is not educated behaviour at all, but closer to what a tout in a garage will also do to the godfather of the garage – no difference.

        • Biodun Oshodi

          “Justice is the first condition of humanity,” Professor Wole Soyinka exhorted.

          Lagosians must take that instruction to heart. Election is not the solution to

          official theft. Recovery of the loot and revolutionary for the thieves is the solution.

        • B.O

          “Justice is the first condition of humanity,” Professor Wole Soyinka exhorted.
          Lagosians must take that instruction to heart. Election is not the solution to official theft.

          Recovery of the loot and revolutionary justice for the thieves is the solution.

          • Al Feez

            “As for the thief; the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense

            for what they committed as punishment from Allah, and Allah shall be exalted in
            might and wise”.

            ……..Holy Koran 5:38

          • Deseye Leigh

            The Yoruba should see through this northern plan to wrest power by force. The
            Yoruba should avoid getting implicated in a coup plot with ethno-religious
            implications.

            Some naive Yoruba Muslim leaders assume that their alliance with the Hausa/Fulani
            under APC is for electoral votes. To the Hausa/Fulani, however, election is a
            second step after a violent regime change. This is how eastern Nigerians
            interpret the dangerous events unfolding. That interpretation would implicate
            Yorubaland in a civil war.

            If Boko Haram were a foreign invasion would northern Muslims speak from both sides
            of the mouth as they do now? Surely, not. The only reason northern leaders take
            this tepid position, without raising a finger in self-defence, is because Boko
            Haram is home-grown to force regime change by a campaign of terror.

          • Ayodeji Soyebo

            I have read quite a lot of arguments by a number of Muslim clerics in Nigeria.
            Those arguments attempt to prove that Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam.
            I beg to disagree, please. Boko Haram is too tied up with Islam to be separated
            by mere arguments alone.

            Boko Haram has never said otherwise. Boko Haram says it is killing on a daily basis
            in accordance with The Holy Koran. No dissenting Muslim has pointed out any
            verse in The Holy Koran forbidding Muslims from killing Jews and Christians at
            will. Boko Haram is a fundamentalist Muslim militia. Its existence has
            everything to do with Islam.

  • Olusegun Olawonyi

    The governor spoke my mind very clearly. Governor Fashola is a consumate leader, a true progressive and a performer. I’m proud of this man…I wish Bola Tinubu had given him more leg room to operate in Lagos. I would also have love to see this Fashola man come on board the ticket of any serious presidential contender for Nigeria presidential ticket in 2015. But as is usual with us in this country, we have perfected the art of consistently doing things wrongly. Fashola has my vote any day.

    • Encore

      “In the 1999 Constitution, Sharia was mentioned 73 times, Grand Khadi 54 times,
      Islam 28 times, Muslims 10 times and there is no single mention of Christ,
      Christian, Christianity or church. Some mischievous elements are taking these
      lapses in the Constitution to come to the ungodly decision that probably that
      Nigeria is an Islamic state.”

      ………… Joseph Bagobiri

      (Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese of Catholic Church)

      (March 31st, 2014)

      • Andy

        @ Encore:

        Misled by naïve pastors, the Christians are told from the pulpit to close their eyes
        and wait for Elijah’s chariot of fire to take them to heaven. Muslims meantime
        dominate the country and take control of the public treasury by thinking as a group.

        Even as they are being targeted and killed like flies, in thousands, each Christian
        only selfishly thinks of his own personal salvation in heaven. For so long as
        this silly mentality persists in Nigerian Christendom it is a matter of time
        before the north and the west of Nigeria are overwhelmed to become an Islamic state.

    • Mrs. Flora Okezhime

      EBOLA IS NOT THE MEASURE OF GOVERNANCE

      Lagos state has had an Islamic ideology since the year 2003.

      The state governor and attorney-general must always be Muslims.

      The Muslims insultingly sell this religious apartheid policy to un-wary

      but highly educated Christians as appointments made ‘on merits’.

      The proof of Lagos as an Islamic is the bill working its way at the Lagos
      House of Assembly to make the wearing of the Hijab compulsory in public schools
      in Lagos state. A year ago, Oshun state was this guinea pig of this invidious
      Islamic policy. The resulting fires in Oshun state are still smoldering.

      Had the Oshun state Islamic government got away with it, Lagos
      would have followed.

      • Durosanmi Peters

        Madame,

        Thank you O. You can run across Niger Bridge when katakata starts.
        Lagosians have nowhere to run from the religious conflict Bola Tinubu brought.
        Yorubaland will never be the same again – the bastard in the house has grown up.
        Yoruba Christians now have a hell of fight on their hands to escape the Muslims’ ambush.

  • Dr Obim

    Fashola you are obviously demonstrating two oustanding characteristics about you.(1) Ignorance and Immaturity when Politicizing an Epidemic disease like Ebola whose Etiology you lack knowledge of. (2) Satanic Ecentric: You are very disappointed and unhappy that the Competent Nigerian Medical Team have achieved major success at Containing Ebola virus disease when No other Country had neither a Vaccine or cure.So Fashola, President Jonathan deserves Credit for giving Medical Practice, Nursing and Allied Specialties a Chance./post as Dr Obim.

    • Honey

      This must be Wendell Simlin abi wetin be the name. lol.
      Seriously?!!! Are you for real?!!!

    • Let Love Lead

      are u in dis country? the problem of people like u is tongue trouble and spirit of “too know”. making simple things look complex

  • By popular demand

    In Lagos state, official theft kills hundred times more people on daily basis than the entire death toll from Ebola virus.

  • Owo

    How can the clueless and grossly incompetent GEJ claim credit for Ebola control when he and his sycophants in the name of TAN were going about trying to spread Ebola in political rallies for GEJ despite government advice against such large gathering. GEJ was prevailed upon to stop TAN in Rivers State particularly when the virus was still very fresh in the State and the wicked GEJ refused such good advice, yet today he is bragging about containing Ebola. This man is very shameless and satanic.

  • Prince

    An excellent educative speech by the best Governor in Nigeria (You can Contest it, Seeing is believing) and all Hell let loose ?

    This brings me to the question WHICH WAY NIGERIA ? Most importantly …why do people like to mix RELIGION with POLITICS ? Really! President Goodluck is a Christian and do you know when last he stepped into the corridors of a church ? Governor Raji Fashola is a Muslim and do you know when last he observed the complete 5 daily Muslim prayers ? Only God knows their true religion and whom they truly serve and worship.
    Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in between what I call RELITICS or should I call it POLIGION ? RELITICS is a tool politicians use for selfish interest and the masses gladly perish on this path that leads to nothing but mobocracy or anarchy. This tool is being used to cloud our true sense of judgment. This makes you believe an aspiring political leader is worthy of your vote not because of integrity and competence but religious affiliation. This is WRONG. All comments I read today goes down this line.
    .
    I agree that there are times when they (Politics and Religion) both run like parallel banks of river but remember parallel banks might run together but they never meet.
    Prince