Nigeria talks tough, warns South Africa over seized $5.7 million arms money

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria responded with fury Monday after South African authorities confiscated a second tranche of funds meant for arms purchase to fight the extremist Boko Haram sect, denying the deal was unlawful and warning South Africa of its investment in Nigeria.

The warning came after the South African government seized US$5.7 million wired by the Nigerian government through a bank to an arms dealer in that country.

South Africa’s Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority said the money, about N952 million, was the proceed of illegal transactions, according to local paper, City Press.

The seizure was the second in nearly three weeks, coming after authorities there froze $9.3 million transported in cash by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase. At the time, South Africa said the transaction violated its laws on movement of cash.

In a terse reaction to what appears a potential diplomatic spat between the two countries, the Nigerian government denied the second transaction was illegal and reminded South Africa of how Nigeria has provided a beneficial environment for South African companies like MTN, DSTV and a host of others to do business unhindered.

“It is our hope that South Africa would reciprocate this noble gesture,” the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, said Monday, with a vow to eradicate Boko Haram regardless of the antics of “fifth columnists”.

Mr. Dasuki, named by the South African newspaper as the official who signed off the first controversial deal, confirmed late Monday the second transaction occurred as reported but firmly denied it was conducted illegally.

“We want to state clearly that a business transaction actually took place between a legitimate company in Nigeria and another legitimate one in South Africa through the bank,” said Mr. Dasuki through a spokesperson, Karounwi Adekunle.

“In the course of events, the South African company could not perform and decided to refund the money. What is illegitimate in this transaction done through the bank?” he queried.

Details of the latest transaction came more than two weeks after two Nigerians and an Israeli were arrested as they attempted to smuggle US$9.3 million through Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, on September 5 in a private jet from Abuja.

The money, stashed in three suitcases, raised suspicion when the passengers’ luggage were unloaded and put through the scanners.

The National Prosecuting Authority, NPA, in South Africa said there was an invoice for helicopters and armaments intended to be used in Nigeria.

Two black plastic suitcases, filled with 90 blocks each containing US$100,000 in notes, with combination locks, were seized, as well as two pieces of hand luggage also containing US currency, according to City Press.

The Israeli national, Eyal Mesika, had the combination to open the locks.

Under South African laws, a person entering or leaving the country is expected to carry cash not exceeding US$2,300, or the equivalent in foreign currency notes.

The news of the first transaction angered Nigerians, particularly as it became clear the private jet involved belonged to the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ayo Ortisejafor.

Mr. Oritsejafor, a close ally of President Goodluck Jonathan, said the plane had been leased to a third party and he could not be blamed for its schedules.

The Nigerian government later admitted it was behind the arms deal, claiming it acted out of desperation for arms to defeat extremist sect, Boko Haram.

South African paper, City Press, said it was the NSA, Mr. Dasuki, who personally authorised the first arms contract by issuing an end-user certificate, alongside a “shopping list” for helicopters, unmanned aircraft, rockets and ammunition.

But Nigerian security officials said the report by the newspaper indeed provided proof that the first transaction was not illegitimate as well, since the end-user certificate and a shopping list were provided.

A security source was quoted as saying “in issuing end-user certificate, the ONSA (Office of the National Security Adviser) ensures that it carries all relevant agencies and stakeholders along. Therefore, such a responsibility is not a unilateral development,”  according to PRNigeria, an agency frequently used by the Nigerian military to disseminate official statements.
“For security reasons, the chains leading to the issuance of end-user certificate cannot be put in the public domain.
“The recent interest in arms purchase was informed by the challenges of insurgency which our nation had been grappling with in the last few years. This is why the understanding of all Nigerians is necessary.
“Nigeria is desperate to counter activities of terrorists no matter what it takes even when some of our friends are not being fair to us,” the agency said Monday.
The latest transaction was between Cerberus Risk Solutions, an arms broker in Cape Town, and Societe D’Equipments Internationaux, said to be a Nigerian company based in Abuja.

The paper said the deal fell apart after Cerberus, which had earlier received from Nigeria R60 million (N1.02 billion) through its account at Standard Bank, tried to repay the money as it could not resolve its registration formalities with the South African authorities.

“Cerberus was previously registered as a broker with the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), but the registration expired in May this year,” City Press said.

“The marketing and contracting permits also expired at the same time. The company has since applied for re-registration, but the application lay in the NCACC’s mailbox for more than two months.

“Sources told Rapport that Cerberus apparently tried to pay the money back to the Nigerian company, after which the bank became suspicious,” the paper reported.

The paper added that while the NPA’s Asset Forfeiture Unit subsequently obtained a court order in the South Gauteng High Court to seize the money, the NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube, said there were no indications the two transactions were related.

“However, both are now the subject of a criminal investigation and all possible information and connections are being investigated,” Mr. Mncube was quoted as saying.

The statement from Mr. Dasuki’s office confirmed the inability of the South African company to deliver and the attempt to refund


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  • Kunle

    You break laws of a foreign land and you arm twist and blackmail. You think every country is as lawless as ours?

    • mohammed

      if the boko haram issue is burning ur village u will not open ur mouth to say rubbish. even usa do that n south africa dont have to do it

      • Kunle

        I don’t know what rubbish I have written! It is because you are as brainless as the people flouting other people’s laws, that is why you can abuse a commentator on an open forum. God help Nigeria with people like you.

        • VESPER

          i wish this boko haram will extend their “humanitarian” services to yoruba land and hit this kunle and his likes in the process so that he will not be alive to write nonsense here again

          • Kunle

            Brainless simple!

        • Joe

          Kunle, do not think that you are safe in the south if boko Haram overrun northern Nigeria. We that are in north east are in hell. What is paramount for us was let the weapons just come in from any where. Let it be from seme border, or Niger, who cares.laws are made by man, while life is of God, which one is precious to protect and preserve.

      • Efe1

        Boko haram has been causing havoc for more than 6 years! Is it today GEJ realise he has to buy weapons for our army? I suspect he let boko haram kill thousands of innocent NIGERIANS and election is coming, hoping to ride on the back of successes of the army, he now decide to buy new weapons he had deprived them all along. Why I may ask will a govt chose to go through the back door to buy weapons?

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Mohammed, a quick question here.

        “What makes you so sure these monies are meant to buy weapons for confronting boko haram?”

        Have you wondered how much a military helicopter alone would cost, talkless, being on a shopping list of weapons?

        Don’t be hasty in condemning Kunle. We all abhor the boko haram killings and want it to end like yesterday, but we should not allow it to become an excuse for criminal activities by those who should know, and do better.

        • zygote

          That was the first point I raised. That money can not even buy one military tank. It is all stolen money.

          • Otile

            Do you think South Africa can hand you their illegal arms without charging fees at least? Don’t you ever believe that illegal arms were not going to cost Nigeria money. By the way if the government told us that they had budgeted money to but illegal arms to fight boko haram wouldn’t there be outrage in the land? Tactics, comrade tactics.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Thanks, Zygote.

        • Otile

          What is criminal about buying illegal arms? Why does South Africa have the illegal arms for sale in the first place?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            What is not criminal about an illegality, Otile?

            And who told you SA was dealing in illegal weapons?

          • Otile

            For all practical purposes what is illegal for the ordinary man may not be not for a govt. Have you not heard about diplomatic immunity? I thought you are Esquire, yet you don’t know that diplomatic immunity is a scheme to protect govt underhand dealings.

            Who told you SA does not deal in illegal weapons?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Otile, you obviously did not study political science or even government as a formal subject of study.

            Otherwise, you would never have sought to ascribe the illegalities this government has been caught at as those deserving of being shielded by the catch all phrase of diplomatic immunity.

            Who told you that the people involved in these illegal actions are diplomats?

            Some Nigerians just throw words and phrases around because they sound erudite and intelligent!

            Sadly, your use of this phrase suggests otherwise.

            There are international laws that are being broken here and you are singing inane songs to justify them. Any other government with common sense, even ordinary businesses without government resources, would have ensured that the other party involved in a transaction is legit before parting with his money.

            But you know what they say about fools and money? They are soon parted.

          • Otile

            Ok, let’s not call them illegal arms, call them life-saving dangerous arms. But remember what we are dealing with here, remember the kind of people we are dealing with. We are talking about rivals, saboteurs, double dealers. You are aware that some interest groups don’t want an Ijaw or Igbo man at Aso Rock. They will do everything to sabotage their efforts. They will plant dynamites in every move the unwanted people try to do for the country.

            Nigeria is not one. It is no secret that some ethnic groups will continue to be oppressed by others in the foreseeable future. In this case how can you avoid this type of embarrassment from happening at the national level? Perhaps what you want me to do is change sematics and call poison good medicine for bad people.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Otile,

            I am not engaging you on the merits or demerits of semantics. Neither am I interested in the religion or ethnic background of the Aso Rock tenant.

            I am sure there are also loads of other Nigerians who feel the same way.

            What the country needs is a pair of competent hands to hold the steering and steer the country aright.

            I can guarantee you today, that if GEJ, by some magic wand – which is not likely to ever happen on his current trajectory – were to suddenly wake up and deliver real and purposeful governance that is devoid of ethnic and religious baiting, there would be many like me who would sing his praises.

            As it is, anything else is just a derisory deviation from the norm. GEJ and his team must be seen for what they are in government; an aberration!

          • Otile

            You can be sure that whatever good he does his enemies will not acknowledge it. Simply, some people do not want Ijaw or Igbo at Aso Rock, period.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            You may be right or wrong, but if he does well, those who do not like him for myopic reasons would be in the minority.

            Rather than the majority who doesn’t because he is ineffective.

          • Otile

            For a pessimist like you the glass is always half empty. Iro ni nko?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            If GEJ is your proverbial glass in this case, then I am afraid this is a no-brainer – the glass was always empty, forget that rhetoric about being half-full!

            Biko, I beg no deceive yourself.

        • Joe

          Kay soyemi, I expected you to know better than this pls. Nigeria is at war and the government has already identified that our major problem was lack of proper weapons to execute the war effectively. Nigeria approached US, UK, Isreal and host of the European countries to procure weapons and jet fighters, but Obama used his influence over these countries to deny selling weapons to Nigeria because of anti gay law. If not because of Russia and China that supplied weapons to Nigeria recently, they could have been noway our troops could have succeeded the way they succeeded recently over boko haram. People talk about laws because you guy are in safe place in the south. We that are in the north east are going through hell. People are been killed in dozens, women are being raped, children and the elderly are dying daily because hunger and disease, and here you are supporting Kunle who may not know what he is talking about. Being a lawyer, I expect you to know better.

          • Otile

            Things cannot be as bad in the NE as you are saying considering that the entry of boko haram is the beginning in of real sharia. Sharia we are told ushers in discipline in a society. Politicians campaigned and won big elected offices under the wing of sharia. How can it now be so bad you want to abolish it with illegal weapons? Maybe you need to be more tolerant of sharia.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Joe, you have brought a new dimension to this, what for; I don’t know.

            But you are stretching the truth too far – please let the forum know where you got the information that Obama and his Western allies are blocking Nigeria from getting arms legitimately because of the anti-gay laws!

            You want us to abandon the law because we do not live in the North East? How asinine. If we do not believe in the rule of law in the first instance, there won’t be the BBOG, we won’t be tasking the FGN to do something about boko haram nor would we questioning the military spending – or the lack of it – that has led to Nigeria being unable to effectively defend its territorial integrity.

            Just because you don’t want a child to die in infancy does not mean you should allow the child to play with his father’s scrotal sacs!!

            There is just no way we can pardon illegality. If we are not its victim today, we could be tomorrow.

            And, that is the way it is.

          • Wähala

            Stop making silly excuses for illegality. When was the anti-gay law passed and how long has Boko Haram been tormenting Nigeria? What happened to the ca. $1trillion annual budget for security since Dumbo has been President, and how come the army is still ill-equipped despite that huge amount? Looking at the issue in South Africa, how come no security personnel escorted our arms dealers? Why is the Nigerian Govt. dealing with people whose license (or lack of) have been questioned or revoked by the SA Govt? Have you asked yourself why the investigating magistrate seized the money… as “proceeds” of illegal business, what is your understanding of ‘proceeds’? Now, clearly, you are a dunce… I don’t expect you to know any better!

    • Otile

      It it unlawful for a legitimate government to buy illegal arms?

    • Otile

      Is it unlawful for a legitimate government to buy illegal arms?

  • Oladapo Adesope

    This gvt is use to blackmail…work with the intelligence officers of the country If really the transfer is legit..

  • Ahmad

    Did the MTN and DSTV came to the Nigerian market through the back door or through the formal invitation of the FGN? Pls stop ridiculing us the more. Your comparison is offensive

  • Idong Ovie

    If to say continent Nigeria no be ‘country’ wey carry overload, na who be South Africa to dey seize our pure Dollars & Jet? If real countries emerge from Nigeria then who is SA? Nonsense!

    But how do we get respect from the committee of Nations when our former President eloped into Saudi without handing over to Bros Jona for obvious reasons. Few hours ago, Kenyatta handed over to his VP preparatory to his trip to The Hague. That’s a country, not a continent like ours.

    ….anyway, Jona should immediately withdraw the license of MTN and give them 12hrs to pack themselves and their masts back to Soweto. It is an eye for an eye, a blow for a blow. It is called diplomatic reciprocity.

    • Rahman

      u make perfect sense.. its about time we stop letting SA poke our eyes.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        No, Rahman.

        He doesn’t!

        If Nigeria, or GEJ, has the balls, the focus should have been on the US and its Western Allies that the Presidency claimed is blocking its access to legal weapons that should be confronted.

        The matter of SA is like the little tree that choses to lie across the fallen Iroko tree!

        The Nigerian gra gra is totally misdirected and in utter contrast to its Afrocentric diplomacy!!

    • Efe1

      Even Ghana will poke our eye soon if we continue to naked dance of shameless nonsense. What manner of country behave as we do? Why not check with the South african govt before doing biz with a company especially when it concern a controlled biz like arms? The people in charge of the nigerian govt are seriously sick.

      • Otile

        How else do you buy illegal arms if not by paying raw cash in fresh currency notes? During the genocide when Gowon wrote a check of 2million pounds to Briggs to purchase illegal arms, and Briggs diverted the money to his bank account in Russia didn’t it leak? Wasn’t the photostat of the check published in British, French and Biafran newspapers to the embarrassment of Gowon and Briggs? South Africa sabotaged Nigeria big time.

        • zaragoza

          Otile you are like a prostitute, you not here nor there. If you want to take a stand do it. Either you appreciate the way Nigeria is been embarrassed and ruled or you against it. Be discerning abeg.

          • Otile

            You know there are two sides to every issue. We open-minded people consider both sides.

        • Efe1

          South African did not sabotage Nigeria, instead they are doing us a favour by exposing the ineptness, criminality, and crass incompetence of the people in charge of the largest economy with no electricity or security in Africa. If we NIGERIANS are wise, we should take a cue from this and show the red card to GEJ and PDP.

          • Otile

            How does this exposure help our reputation in the world? SA our bosom friends indeed!

          • Efe1

            South African our friend does not mean they should break their law for us.

          • freeborn

            Efe I ask you what favour South Africa is doing Nigeria?
            When has South Africa become an angel in corruption matters. For your information South Africa is still neck deep in international corruption allegations regrading arms deals dating back to 1999 to the tune of $4.8Billion. Allegations include extensive bribery, inflated costs (SA are the buying parties this time) and gross irregularities including confirmed cases of forgery. A country engaged in this shameful arms deal mess has the effrontery to stop a legitimate govt of a sister African country from buying arms to defend itself and claim it is doing so on ‘moral’ grounds?! I am baffled that Nigerians would side with a scum of a country like SA against their motherland

          • Efe1

            This is one of our main problem. So South african is neck deep in corruption, what has that got to do with them enforcing the law of their land? Please go park your brain.

        • Wähala

          @Otile,
          A helicopter doesn’t cost $5.7million… not even a toy helicopter! This is feeble attempt to cover up money laundering by Dumbo and his Aborigine cronies. Where is Asari since Oletsejafor’s jet got busted… where is the Sec. Gen. of CAN?

          • Otile

            Who told you they were going to purchase only one helicopter? Do you know how much 12 napalm bombs cost? Do you know how much a chest vest specially designed for a general costs. My brother, there is more to war than helicopters.

          • Wähala

            My brother,
            We’re on the same page. The total amount seized so far is not enough to buy a helicopter which is one item on a list of items… kapisch?

          • Otile

            We really don’t know what that money is meant for. Nobody can prevent a govt from buying arms in open market.

          • Wähala

            That’s why the magistrate ordered a “criminal investigation” because it smell foul, indeed!

    • Guguru

      Idong,

      Unfortunately, South Africa is doing Nigeria a favor by creating jobs in Nigeria. These jobs form part of the data that Jonathan constantly sings about in his speeches. Is he willing to put his so-called achievements into disrepute by harassing MTN, DSTV, Shoprite, etc? It is a big risk.

    • Wähala

      Stop displaying abject s+upidity without recourse to common sense. My bet is you own an MTN phone number, lead the protest by first tossing your number from circulation before advising your moron on how to deal with Zulus. Where in the world does a helicopter cost $5.7million dollars… is CAN’s Sec. Gen. a licensed arms dealer? Where is obese Asari today? Keyetta handed over bcos he’s a wanted war criminal and runs the risk of arrest… advise your mumu to hand over bcos he too is a war criminal for sponsoring Boko Haram, who have so far murdered over 20,000 innocent Nigerians. Aborigine clown like you… animals!

  • Goodluck

    I can still not comprehend how a legally constituted authority will ferry cash for a legitimate transactions. There is still something shady about this transaction. I have not heard of government any other country in this age that is involved in this kind of transactions. May the Lord saved us from this mind boggling incidences.

    • Otile

      There is nothing shady about it. Buying illegals arms involves paying raw cash under the table. All of you know this. Did you witness the deal made when Musa bought the illegal arms he used to kill Imam Yusuf, the founding father of Boko Haram?

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Illegal arms deals are for non-state players, Otile.

        No matter how many times you repeat this insane lie, it would never become the truth.

        You might as well give up on the wasted effort.

        • Otile

          What are you trying to say?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Illegal arms deals are either for terrorist organisations or rogue states.

            Are you stating that Nigeria is either or both?

          • Otile

            Show me the arms you are talking about here. The mention of arms is mere speculation. The tangible evidence at this point is the money seized by South Africans. When you harp on legal arms or illegal arms that’s intangible here. Show me the cache of arms you are defending.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Otile, why are you twisting around like a fish caught on a barbed lampoon?

            You started off by defending the FGN need to buy illegal arms illegally, turned around and claimed the illegality of a state is somewhat pardonable by being term diplomatic immunity, conceded it was not illegal arms but something else; now you claim these are phantom weapons that I should produce evidence of!

            I think you have managed to confuse yourself.

            But that is hardly surprising if you were once shoeless and have now been given a pair of running shoes with laces!

            You can only end up tying your two feet together.

          • Otile

            When you are close-minded you are bound to see contrary views as confusion. I can’t help you with good logic, Mr man.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Doubt you know the meaning of the word “logic”, Otile.

            If, perchance, you do, I doubt you appreciate its significance.

          • Otile

            You will like to tell yourself that I don’t exist let alone knowing what logic means. That’s the kind of disdain you tribalists have for us. Well, that is the nature of the beast.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Go and have some soaked garri and coconut!

            You are famished without doubt!!

            Aside that, it seems you have run out of brain food and spewing gibberish for the moment.

            Good night, Otile. I will ignore your further rantings this evening.

    • Joe

      When a country is in a war, you can use cash to buy weapons from anywhere and from anybody. What matters was you got to defeat your enemy. Nigeria cash for arms failed because Obama is not happy with Jonathan, that was why all the efforts Jonathan’s government put in place to get weapons from Europe and US, including Israel were frustrated.

      • checkmate

        If it is so, Obama is not happy with Jonaharam, Did you ask yourself Why? What benefits will Obama get to be happy or Unhappy with a LOSER like Jonaharam? Please use your right senses before commenting.

  • Nwokolo

    Why arms deal and arms deal all of a sudden. Even if they are legal it shows clearly that government was never really doing anything about kitting our troops well to fight Boko Haram. Look at the successes recorded over the past few weeks of motivation and probably better kitting of our troops. This government have not told us all they know about this insurgency allowing innocent bloods to be spilt unecessarily. Tufiakwa!

    • Madiba

      President Jonathan was never prepared to lead. Who you are is on your FOREHEAD..

    • Wähala

      The sudden arms deals (with illegal arms dealers) are ready-made excuses given the war on terrorism…
      Gen. Ihejirika and his gang of Service Chiefs stole all the money. Today, he’s running for Abia State Guber elections…
      The success we’re witnessing is bcos the Ministry of Finance paid directly to foreign Govts. to supply army hardware…
      Dumbo is Ijaw, the laziest and most wicked ethnic group in Nigeria. Killing 20,000 innocent Nigerians is nothing to them… Stealing is not corruption to the Nigerian Government, that’s why a woman can swallow $20bn with budging eyes and not feel a pang of pains in the face of abject poverty affecting 112million folks living under $2/day… Tufiaaa! indeed, my bros…
      Tufiakwa!

  • Truthometer

    Criminal and gangster government of Dumbo and PDP trying to blackmail the South African government. I believe this $5.7million is another proceeds of ill gotten transactions like the $9.3million initially seized. South African government is actually working as prescribed by its law. Unlike the rudderless Nigeria being piloted by drunks, thieves, cutthroats and blackmailers. South Africa should go ahead and confiscate the money and make sure that those who are involved are prosecuted to the fullest of the law. If South African business to operate in a beneficial environment in our country, is not a ticket for our corrupt leaders to start laundering money into their country.

    • Efe1

      Have they ran out of willing pastors to borrow jets from?

  • King Carlos

    maybe our mumu government officials need to be reminded that south african companies are like pillars in the nigerian economy. DSTV and MTN employ thousands of Nigerians. The Jonathan government should even be ashamed that foreign companies are the ones filling up the vacuum in the job system, owing to the failure of government. South African govt can boast that they have helped to ameliorate poverty in Nigeria.

    • Bigzy

      Mumus like you make me shudder with rage.

      • King Carlos

        See you .. oya let Jonathan severe relations with SA. We re both benefiting from each other no doubt.

        • Bigzy

          No one is advocating the severance of our ties with SA. As you rightly acknowledged, it is mutually benefitial. But it goes without saying that we cannot be taken for granted. Indeed what is going on is no more than a show of some irritation over the way a friend has chosen to act. It is far away from being a full blown argument. So don’t worry about your MTN connection … yet.

    • Joe

      I feel sorry for u. U are too fat to think reasonably.

    • Jujubeans

      Don’t mind them o..cutting their nose to spite their faces.

      • Otile

        The alternative is to continue depending on South Africa for arms and a lot of other things. I guess that is ok for parasites.

        • Jujubeans

          Please, face reality… It’s the first step to recovery. The Nigeria you speak of does not YET exist. Our economy is still 90% oil and import Driven. We MAKE very little and much of the non-oil growth has been driven by South African companies who have been willing to invest in high risk Nigeria . They get a huge return for this no doubt, but if MTN and others were to pull out of Nigeria today… The shock to the economy would be immense.
          Contrast that scenario to South Africa?

  • Otile

    Why can’t Nigeria manufacture its own weapons, why go thru a jealous rival country to buy illegal arms? They could have paid Theodore Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea to buy out those illegal arms from South Africa for them. Mbasogo does not have a jealous party like APC on his neck.

    • Bigzy

      You took the words out of my mouth.

      • Otile

        Thank you my brother, our govt people seem to be lazy and seem to do their business without thinking.

    • Jujubeans

      Na wa o! South Africa is jealous? Nigerians and our overblown self importance sha…..

      • Otile

        Yes, Nigeria has overshadowed South Africa as the biggest economy in the continent. Nigeria played a pivotal role in liberating majority South African blacks from apartheid oppression. Yes South Africa is jealous of Nigeria. When corruption gives way Nigeria will be manufacturing materials and feeding other poor Africans, thereby stealing the thunder from South Africa. Understand, boy.

        • Olusegun Olawonyi

          Good talk.

        • Jujubeans

          To quote you “when corruption gives way” until then nko?

          • Otile

            You never know, when we get the right leaders Nigeria will become a great nation.

  • Mosaku 147

    Why buy arms from South Africa in the first place. Where did they buy the ones that have being landing in Abuja and kaduna in the last two to three weeks? People have sighted new armored tanks and other hard wares on jos-bauchi road same as containers of arms being escorted by masked military men in long convoys on Abuja-lokoja road.
    I beg make I hear word.$15m can’t buy any tangible military equipment.or na riffles weh defence industry for kaduna tell us say dem don begin manufacture na im dem wan buy again? Until they name those Nigerians that are been detained in South Africa before we know their real intentions.
    As baba not fit hold Asari for Cotonou,he kuku hold am for robin island.

    • Joe

      You do not source weapons from one source. What the FG did was ok, but the problem was that Obama was not happy with Jonathan’s government because of anti-gay law. The weapons that came to Nigeria recently are from Russia and China, and these two countries are US foes.

      • Wähala

        Stop deceiving yourself… where does a helicopter gunship cost $5.7million? The NSA ought to have checked and noticed that Cerberus had not renewed their operating license, and found out why. Dr. Iweala paid the Russians and Chinese directly from her Ministry that’s why the NA are now winning the war against the BH insurgents… who on the other hand, have no more arms from thugs like Asari and Oritsejafor. Simple as that!

        • freeborn

          Oritsejafor a pastor sponsored the beheading of a Nigerian pilot while his killers were reciting words from the Quran I guess!!!
          My friend, Oritsejafor was the only prominent christian speaking against boko haram and you scums think you can use taqiyya to deface the truth. The church can not be extinguished. Kill as many martyrs as you like, claim as many caliphates as you like, insult as many christian presidents as you wish, but know this my friend the Prince of Peace shall guide the church through this storm. RIP dearly departed ones (both military personnel and civilians who have been consumed by the rage of Islamic Jihad) Long Live Nigeria!!! May all you haters of peace live long to see what Nigeria shall be tomorrow

          • Wähala

            Where is CAN’s Secretary General at the moment?
            Oletsejafor is the Prince of Piss not a man of God… did he not steal Idahosa’s car and was he not expelled from that fake church as well? Ask Cardinal Okogie, Ayo is possessed and is the devil’s tool. Go to Hell with him for all I care, but don’t market a criminal as a Christian bcos that’s a sin before God…
            and, never call me your “friend” next time if you don’t want a foot in your ahnus. Clown!

    • King Carlos

      Only Nigerian secret service officials wear masks. In order to depict the word ‘secret’.. Lai Muhammed has labeled them naija ninjas…

      • ABUBAKAR.

        DON’T CHANGE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION MY FRIEND!

    • Wähala

      Asari’s cup was filled the day he insulted & threatened Nigerians with bloodbath. Cotonou is a jog, Pretoria is a long marathon too far for an obese clown. Asari ati Sec-Gen. of CAN will get lots of free legal advise from Henry Okah who is completing his law studies in Robin Island. Hahaha chei…

  • Bigzy

    If it has suddenly become such a sweaty business to deal with SA companies, why is it not possible to source arms from elsewhere? One thing is for sure, we need to put Boko Haram to bed soonest.

  • Lanre

    So Dasuki is involved. Babangida’s ADC. The criminals ripping Nigeria off since 1985. Maybe Oritsejafor was set up by Babangida and Dasuki. Babangida is one of the most evil humans to ever step on this earth. Goodluck to Jonathan. Goodluck to Nigerians.

    • Wähala

      Dasuki issued whatever certificate he issued as an after-thought to try and validate the illegal Oritsejafor jet deal. The more they try, the more the fcuk-up with the silly threats of trade wars. Where is Asari and CAN’s Secretary General today? Sitting in jail awaiting the outcome of investigations and their court dates for money laundering… the game is over, tell Dumbo to forget about blackmailing SA, their President Zuma is not running for re-election. Hahahaa chai… na laff for kalabari!

      • Ashibogu

        Na heavy wahala if Asari and CAN Secretary dey for Zulu cell.

      • Onike24

        Seriously are you a policeman? Because the speed with which you are able to see the wood from the trees is astounding!

  • Guguru

    Does Dasuki think that he is doing South Africa a favor by pointing to MTN , DSTV, Shoprite, etc? If he sabotages these companies, he instantly sabotages the employment credentials of the Nigerian government, which is already abysmal. Secondly, what type of weapons was he trying to buy for a whole military for about $5.7 million, and why was South Africa the best place to source these weapons? In addition, why is the Nigerian government in the habit of dealing with either fringe and/or questionable organizations? Why is their a need to source weapons from the same country using two tranches of funds—-$5.7 million and $9.3 million, when simply sending a total of $15 million through normal channels would have sufficed? This last question is a reason why i doubt Mr Dasuki and his honesty. It just does not make sense to send two tranches of funds for the same purpose and to the same location. The Jonathan administration is doing something else with these funds in South Africa. Finally, why is buying weapons more important than finding the source of Boko Haram financing? What has the Jonathan administration done to curb the financing of Boko Haram? I don’t see how the war against BH can be won completely without prosecuting those in Nigeria funding Boko Haram.

    • King Carlos

      God bless you my brother

    • Buhari Haram

      Without MTN , DSTV and Shoprite Nigerians will survive.

      • Efe1

        Yes we will survive but you will have nowhere to go snap picture to pretend that you live among humans, and there will be riot on the street because all you will have will be NTA with SA(TAN) campaigning 24/7 about how GEJ drove DSTV, MTN and shoprite away. Do the know how these SA investment help to maintain the peace in nigeria?

      • Guguru

        How? Any Nigerian replacements?

    • Efe1

      Tell Dusaki to ask Odilli to close his hospital in South african or all the nigerian drug barons in South Africa to stop doing business there or all our polithiefcian to sell their houses and leave South Africa in anger, anything outside these will amount to shooting yourself in the groin to punish your erectile dysfunction.

      • Guguru

        Interesting.

  • Wazobia

    Ha ha ha…dey wont kill me with laugh.

    This is the “decoy”. This transaction went just as planned. This government is really terrible. even at cooking up “events”.
    The primary aim of this transaction is to justify the initial false defense of the money involving the pastor jet. With this new play, the pastor can claim he has been vindicated. But this is too shallow. Discerning minds know better.

    Or is it now that Nigerian government knows what e-transact is? also, a company whose license expired as far back as May?…I dont want to think GEJ boys are this low…at least they completed JSS3…Just watch what follows in the coming days. LOL jokers!

  • daniel

    China and Russia would gladly do arms business with nigeria quietly and nobody go hear am. Please tell Jona I can help him out. Some people working with you have no business business being in your cabinet . His incompetence is making me or another person believe it’s stolen cash?

  • Spoken word

    Anything goes in Nigeria.but I’m sorry to inform the federal government that in the real world rules are obeyed.

  • Jizzle

    Who are the owners and directors of Societe D’Equipments Internationaux? that is the key to unraveling this transaction

    • Wähala

      Who are you asking?
      Check with the corporate affairs commission (CAC) and stop expecting Premium Times to do every research for you…

      • Jizzle

        Wahala, perhaps you can help us find out from CAC. The question was not asked in the expectation of an answer but to stimulate thought and to unravel any deceit. It is also to let the reporter see that more clarity can be brought into reporting if more time is spent on research.

        • MrFesh

          Thought is alien to that guy. He prefers to swallow hook line and sinker.

          • Wähala

            Phool,
            a used Eurocopter costs $30million dollars…
            no military-grade attack heli costs $15million. Try as you may, Nigerians are not s+upid like you paid e-rats and sycophants. The bubble has bust on your creek cousins Asari and Oletejafor, I guess that’s why you promptly changed your handle name. Fraudster.

          • MrFesh

            Try harder. You might succeed at thinking.

        • Wähala

          You think I have time for rhetorical questions ba?
          Don’t worry, Lai Mohammed will soon tell us who owns that company. The news business is like every other business, they hustle for who “breaks” news with their competitors. The peanut is that another cash haul has been made in SA involving your corrupt Dumbo and his goons. Read the article again, the money was seized as being “proceeds” from illegal business. The magistrate is under Mukhtar’s corrupt legal system… the SA Justice system is comparatively more reliable than Naija’s cash-n-carry justice system, abi na lie?

    • Efe1

      Metuh, Asari, patience, and Abati

  • Wähala

    It is the Nigerian Govt. that performs with incompetence, not that Cerberus could not deliver. Sambo Dasuki retroactively issued those certificates after the deals went awry. What modalities did he follow that he could not notice the company’s license expired since May yet, issued end user certificate for them to export arms to Nigeria… 5days after Oletsejafor’s jet had been seized? Did Sambo verify if Asari and CAN’s Sec. Gen. are licensed arms dealers just as diligent SA officials verified and noticed the first deal was with unauthorized arms racketeers? Dumbo now threatening SA with blackmail as if Naija can afford to severe trade links with SA (whose President Jacob Zuma has already won re-election) is crass political permutation for a clown facing stiff opposition & challenge for his job. MTN’s employment benefits aside, imagine a weekend in Nigeria without DSTV-provided premiere league games, more idle youths would be in the streets committing crimes. Dumbo ati Sambo are noisy empty drums, the funds were seized after the investigating magistrate concluded they were “proceeds from illegal business”…in business & law, ‘proceeds’ are recorded after business has been concluded, not in the process of transaction. Translation: Sambo Dasuki and his Dumbo Jo still have a lot questions to answer…

    . Ngz. Iweala directly paid the Russian Govt. thru legitimate channels and they’re currently delivering armaments to Abuja as I write, that’s why the Army are kicking Boko Haram’s arid ass and recording success. How she procured the arms without losing our kudi to the reds is a lesson for incompetent Sambo Dasuki and his CAN ati shoddy SA arms dealers to learn from… maybe, we should add “Coordinating Minister for War against Terrorism” to her heavy portfolio.

    • Olusegun Olawonyi

      You seem to know more than the rest of us, Wahala. Please permit me to disagree with you. How do you know that Dr. Ngz. Iweala “directly paid the Russian Govt.”? And how do you know the shipment has arrived in so short a time? My take in this whole thing is that the Nigerian government and the South African government are having some kind of diplomatic row between them. And one way for south african to make Nigeria look bad is to “expose” anything they consider as a breach of their laws that would make nigeria look bad. I’m concerned with why South Africa should be “fighting” Nigeria. I believe the two transactions are legitimate covert transactions that are not uncommon in such international arms purchase around the world.

      When we all put local politics aside – we tend to see things more clearly!

      • MrFesh

        What the guy doesn’t know is that the Russia government doesn’t all arms but Russian companies. So saying payment to Russian government is childish at best.

        • Wähala

          You’re a classic asshole…
          Do you believe there are private arms manufacturers in Communist Russia?
          FYI, the inventor of AK47 never made shishi in profits until he died recently… neither did the inventor of Rubic’s Cube. @Ifebuchi, it is criminals like you who change handle names that need to grow beyond regional sentiments and call your moron to order. Where is Asari Dokubo to come and blame OBJ ati Buhari for setting him up in Zulu land? The only childish clowns in all this are Sambo-Dumbo for retroactively trying to exonerate Ayo Oletsejafor and his money-laundering gang of criminals. No used helicopter costs $5.7 + $9.7million if you use your ogogoro-damaged brains to find the sum. Drunkard!

          • Onike24

            There are none, Wahala is right.

          • D1

            Sofry, sofry o, Wahala! Classic asshole, lol!

          • freeborn

            You scum……
            What gives you the right to insult and abuse everyone on a respectable forum such as this coz of ur obviously unpatriotic agenda.
            You insult your president and extol the government of a country that turned away while xenophobia consumed innocent hardworking Nigerians. A country whose national once claimed he killed Lucky Dube bcos he thought he was Nigerian. A country hell bent on ensuring Nigeria is devoured by the Evil Islamic Jihadists.
            What is your primary interest—- The cessation of burning of churches and killing of innocent Nigerians OR the enthronement of an Islamic president. I am amazed idiots like you are allowed to work the face of our beloved country freely. Long Live Nigeria!!!! May South Africa live to see what we shall be tomorrow!!!!

      • Wähala

        My friend,
        Ask around, many have seen the convoys of arms and Russian-marked cargo aircraft landing at Abuja with tons of armaments being off-loaded. My info are from “human assets” and not thematic. I certainly don’t know more than everybody else, but I damn sure know more than you since you believe the two transactions are legitimate. You’re too shallow to see that the Sambo paperwork are “oluwole papers” designed to legitimate and exonerated CAN thug, Ayo Oletsejafor. How come a guy in security did not notice an operating license that expired since May? How come the contract for the $9.7mn arms deals was consummated five (5) days after Ayo’s jet has been seized? Covert or overt transactions… there is no place on earth where you can buy a used helicopter for $15million, the sum of all seized monies thus far. Pal, politics aside truly, linear logic is straight like a deek… you can’t bend it !!!

  • Buhari Haram

    !United States engaged in a covert operation in Pakistan without government consent (illegal in all standard) in order to kill Osama Bin Laden( an imminent security threat). Nigerian interest and safety comes first. Nigerian government can engage in any kind of covert operation that is of national interest(legal or Illegal). Boko-Haram is an imminent security threat to Nigeria. I don’t care how they procure the weapon. All I need is weapon to fight and defeat Islamist. The National Security Adviser and Minister of defense are Northern Muslims. Muslims should be held responsible.

    • Wähala

      C’mon, use your brains…
      where does a helicopter cost $5.7million dollars? this is illegal money laundering gone awry, the arms for the army crap is an after-thought… where is Asari Dakubo? One run too far for an obese clown… where is Asari, eh? Cotonou is not Pretoria, his ass will develop jedi-jedi sitting in a dingy jail awaiting trial in SA. Forget your religious bigotry, that joke has since run dry… find Asari for us, he too is a Muslim.

      • MrFesh

        Your stewpede head only picked up ‘helicopter’ and went burst. Dead again tough might see some more. Kiddo.

    • Okikiola Beckley

      If this is what you call a covert operation,then I think the Boys Scout will do a better job.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Covert operation against a legitimate target!

      No person can survive a well placed bullet. If the government wants to get rid of boko haram, then it should set up wet operations against its backers, but then, it would be shooting itself in the foot – or is it head?

      The government knows those backing boko haram. Let it do the needful instead of embarrassing the country.

      • Onike24

        And embarrassing us in the process! I have to lament, it’s too much! Can you imagine, some people in my office who had never been to Nigeria were visiting for work, so I asked my PA to do an schedule of places to visit; which included the National museum, and when given the schedule one of then retorted ” I wonder what you see in a Nigerian museum? Honest people?” ( he didn’t know I was Nigerian) I was speechless which rarely happens……,

        • Wähala

          The embarrassment is even worse if you live in diaspora…
          That man maybe right if you try doing business with anyone in Nigeria from abroad…
          Quite frankly, you were “speechless” bcos I suspect he connected to your jaws with a knock-out punch!

          • Onike24

            I live in London and it has NEVER been so bad!

          • Wähala

            Regardless…
            I still think he knocked you out because you realized he was probably right and took the path of honor by remaining silent… not because silence is the best answer to a phool, he got you!

          • Onike24

            Yep you are right there was nothing to say…..

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          lol, Onike.

          I can’t stop laughing at this line from you!

          ” I wonder what you see in a Nigerian museum? Honest people?”

          • Onike24

            Now I can laught; but it was such a bitter pill to swallow

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Sad thing is that the current GEJ admin is making that joke look more like an impending reality!

      • Buhari Haram

        The government knows no sponsor of Boko-Haram. You cannot know your enemies and keep quite. Stop making political statement. The National Security Adviser and the Minister of defense are Northern Muslims.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Are you calling Mr. President a liar or boko haram are his friends?

          He stated emphatically that they are in his government.

          • Buhari Haram

            That does not connote he knows who they are. He came to that conclusion since classified information concerning national security are going out to Boko-Haram.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Ok, so he is neither a liar nor a friend to boko haram?

            But you are now stating his mouth is vomiting things his brain is not aware of!

            Are you now stating he is a ventriloquist’ puppet?

          • Buhari Haram

            Respect my president please! I take God beg you. It is unfair. Your name and pics don’t look like someone who will address a president like that. You are insulting the entire Nigeria populace.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Buhari, I am not disrespectingMr. President.

            He is OUR President, not yours alone!

            I asked the most plausible questions about the situation and you denied them and therefore left the most ridiculous option open!!

            Questions are not statements and are meant to be answered.

            Please answer me one way or the other.

  • Olusegun Olawonyi

    It is clear that there is a diplomatic row between south africa and Nigeria. It is also clear that the first and second trench of funds were for legitimate transactions between the nigerian government agency and south african business concerns. Furthermore, it is clear to me that the south africans are holding the funds due to what they consider a breach of their laws or on “technical” grounds. What I do not understand is why some of us here seize every opportunity to insult the federal government – even when there is clearly no reason for this?

    • MrFesh

      It’s surprising. And annoying at Other times.

    • Wähala

      The first trench was with an unlincensed business concern…
      The second trench was with a business concern whose operating license has expired…
      Thirdly, the Zulus are holding the funds because of clear violations of international arms procurement treaties and their money laundering laws since no security personnel escorted Oritsejafor’s thugs, the funds were hidden from customs, no paperwork to back-up GON claims of legitimate arms purchase… all in clear violations of friendly’s country laws. So connect the dots and see how s+upid your sense of reasoning really is if it is “clear” to you a phantom diplomatic row exists between Nigeria and South Africa… again I say, some people should be banned from thinking, you qualify!

      • Chima

        @Wahala, your points could be taken very well minus the insults. The unwarranted insults you spew out always to anybody and everyone on the other side of your opinion is uncalled for. If the reasons for your response is for you opinions to be taken seriously I am certain you are succeeding. Try as painful it might be to be respectful. You claim you are in `Switzerland I don’t think the people I lived with in Bern so fews ago when I went there are this disrespectful.

        • Wähala

          Have I ever insulted you? Why do you say “always” when obviously you’re lying? I use harsh language to keep people like you from reading my comments because I hate pretenders and liars? Every sentence he made is a lie yet, here you are encouraging me not to discourage him from lying… it is provocations like yours that prompt sharp reactions from me. See my response to @nwokolo:disqus above and point out the insults. When you say I “claim” I’m in Switzerland, that’s a clear lie… now, tell me why I shouldn’t insult you back? But, I won’t just to prove the “always” in your comment as the false it is. Try it again and see what happens…

      • Ayodele

        Oga its not true. When the money arrived tru Standard Bank it was legal, but when it has to be refunded tru the same Standard Bank, it became illegal. SA and South Africans always reap where they never sowed

        • Wähala

          How about the undeclared money that arrived thru pastor Oletsejafor…
          What you can’t figure is that this 2nd deal was patched together to try to exonerate Ayo Ole. But as usual, they botched it by dealing with a concern whose license expired since May… that’s what the bank noticed and suspected illegality which prompted their alert to the Law. Sha, the money was seized as “proceeds” not transient money. Ask the magistrate why they’re holding the Sec. Gen. of CAN ato Asari, and why the criminal investigation of money that went thru a bank. As if a bank is a Cathedral of God… abegi!

      • Onike24

        Honestly I am in awe of your intelligence, although I don’t approve of your language most of the time, but your analysis is always spot on!

        • Wähala

          I appreciate your views and can assure you that my language can be edited or improved upon…
          However, unfortunately, Nigerians only understand graphic lyrics. I use harsh lingua to fend-off sycophants and blood-sucking mosquitoes. I’ve done book reviews that have won prices mainly bcos of my sense humor so I’m not your classical #CharlieBoy… but then again, what do you expect from a guy with a name like mine? It’s called, “living up to my name”…kapisch ??

          • Onike24

            Completamente!

          • Wähala

            Mucho Gracia!
            Mercy, mercy!
            Vielen Dank… Danke shon!
            O se Baba… but, not Baba Iyabo ooo!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Did you state “book reviews”?

            Hope I can call on you one day on a professional basis.

          • Wähala

            Oh, yeah!
            I’ve done reviews from fiction to forensic science thesis culled from work during the Balkan Wars…
            Jokes apart, at least 5 awards cited chapters where I really turned it on… after gallons of odeku of course!
            Never underestimate the powers of that dark juice… it really brings out the best in all of us, Wallahi !!!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol.

            Thanks for that one.

            As for the efficacy of the dark juice…hmmm…I know one brother who was boasting to one okpeke only to get knocked out before the bra could come off!

            Was too ashamed to tell, but okpeke told on him!!!

          • Wähala

            Hahahahaa… lol!

          • Otile

            You like him because he belongs to your APC party.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Not sure Wahala is interested in party politics.

            I believe he simply says it as it is.

          • Otile

            Oh yes, he is. He knows your party pays more than your opponent’s. For those of us non-aligned we don’t give a damn what APC or FDF is cooking.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Non-aligned, my shoeless foot!

            Why are you ascribing a false sainthood to yourself, a dyed in the wool PDP and Jonathan thug!!

          • Otile

            This is why I dread you Boko APC lot. You can never finish a conversation without resorting to name calling and violence. What brought about shoeless, or Jonathan thug into this? You cannot stand an Ijaw man as your President. Go hug the transformer, Odale.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Is shoeless a statement of fact or an abuse?

            Has it been used as a noun or pronoun against anyone you know in this instance?

            That is the problem PDP thugs who seek to see every criticism as abuse.

            You have learnt a few Yoruba words and misapplying them here. What does “Odale” mean and in what context would you justify its use to describe in this instance?

          • Otile

            When you insinuate shoeless everybody knows what you are taking about. I understand how much you are hurting, having an Ijaw man as your President. Live with it boy, you and your born to rule masters don’t have the monopoly of what it takes to be a president.

            If you are offended that I called you odale, change your behavior, then I will call you omo dara.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            I wasn’t offended by the name you called me. Rather, I was amused by the ignorance of the language it confirmed.

            Jonathan’s ethnicity is of little relevance to me, his competence, or otherwise, is what is alarming.

            If he was a member of my staff, he’d never scale through the interview and if, by some miracle he does, he would have been kicked out before his probationary period goes halfway.

            But with cheerleaders like you egging him on, he probably feels his colourless regime is delivering superlative performances.

            Oh, by the way, I am surprised that you have ascribed a copyright to the word “shoeless” on behalf of GEJ.

          • Otile

            I don’t expect you to acknowledge that I know anything at all let alone your sacred language. So no harm for me. I also understand why you would not hire him. But by the special grace of God he doesn’t and will never need you to be your President. What you think about Ijaw and Igbo is irrelevant, move on boy.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Truly a daft homo erectus!

          • Otile

            Tribalist, see the type of phrase you use for a fellow African. Tribalism has ruined Nigeria forever. Why not be decent enough to say homo sapiens?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            But you are the missing link1

            Why should I label a pongid as Homo sapiens when you clearly are sub-human in your reasoning?

          • Otile

            For tribalists, racists and bigots anyone not their tribesmen, not white must be seen as pongid, sub-human or at best imbecile. No surprise here, continue to show your true color, honored tribalist.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Waste of time!

            Perhaps, I was insulting those subhumans by including you in their family.

            You clearly deviated from the train thoughts of a compos mentis adult and therefore gave me reasonable cause to doubt your lucidity!!

            I have neither hesitation nor apologies for calling you out!!!

          • Otile

            Don’t pick his brain fosa, pay him royalties.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            At least you acknowledge his brains drive him and not monetary rewards.

            Can we write the same about you?

          • Otile

            Because of your tribalism you will not have anything to write home about me. You know very well that he is a Hausa boy, if he was Igbo or Ijaw you would be cursing him as you are cursing me too.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Otile, come off this.

            You have sought to label me as a Muslim and now seek to tag me as a tribalist! You have been online with me all day, are you hungry?

            Is hunger now twisting or warping your already twisted mind further?

          • Wähala

            Ask the phool the meaning of his name in (Umuahia) Ibo to be specific…
            I once translated that to him on SR and told him, “no sane Igbo woman would name her son —–”
            After a while, you ignore a mad man albeit, with one corner of your eyes on him… an Igbo saying!

          • Otile

            See why I try to keep my distance from you APC chieftains. Both of you are ganging together to assault me as you do in gang rape.

          • Wähala

            Then stay the heck away from me and @Maria bcos as you know, elasticity has a breaking point. I’m apolitical and associating me with any party may cause me to blow a gasket and spill hot oil on your slimy, Aborigne ass… Remain focused and I will remain your friend from a safe distance, klar?

          • Otile

            I will not leave you and her alone as long as both of don’t have respect for the President. You can insult me all you like but I get offended when you abuse the president simply because he is a Ijaw man. You and her should know that no tribe has the monopoly of what it takes to be President.

          • Wähala

            She’s Ijaw just like your moron, Dumbo…
            She’s just more honest than most wetbacks and calls it like it is…
            Only me is against an Ijaw man being President so, leave her out of it…

          • Otile

            If she is Ijaw, that means she is doing this to please you. Please don’t brainwash our sister for your own glory.

          • Otile

            You are both tribalist and musulumi. Are you fasting towards the holy week of Id-El-Fitri? Hang in there boy, you will eat a ram at the end.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Trying to get me down to your abusive level, Otile?

            Don’t worry, it won’t happen.

            I just had sweet beans, sweet corn, fish soup and some garri. It has left me rather mellow and I am now washing it down with a bottle of chilled Rose Wine.

            Go chop my friend. Your mood should improve afterwards.

          • Otile

            You are now worried about food. I did not ask you to do fasting, your Islamic religion did. You should have been told that fasting does not mean starving. You took your fasting to extremes, now you are preoccupied with food. Wa je iyan funfun.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol

          • Otile

            Barka Da Sallah, mallam.

          • Wähala

            “Rose Wine” sounds rather feminine… you need to burst some nuts and Ode-Baba is the juice. What are you doing sipping wines, are your ancestors French? Sweet dis, sweet dat… I hope you soaked that garri in water before it blocks your dung-hole since I didn’t read any salad in your menu. Sha, for me na tall odeku… No going back!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol, Wahala.

            Wine is what I do during the week because of the need to keep my head clear for work.

            Fridays are for pina colada and other rum based exotic dinks.

            Saturdays are for gin and tonic

            And Sundays are for Coke and Brandy!

            As to the condition of that exit bung, my friend, no hala. I still do 10 miles daily on my threadmill.

            It does wonders to the metabolics.

      • Maria

        Hahahahahahaha…Spot on bro.

        • Otile

          Why are you saying this, is it because he is your okonrin? I know his words are music to your ears.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Stop being petty, Otile.

            The stuff between our ears does not rely on sexuality or sensuality.

            It is determined only by cerebral application and you either have it or not.

            Your sex remains regardless. Perhaps, I should state ‘gender’ just so that your mind does not conceive of further excuses to remain filthy.

          • Otile

            Ore mi, no harm in spicing our discourse with a little humor to reduce tension. At least I am not vulgar.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            If you want to be vulgar nko?

            E go get worse than this?

          • Otile

            I am a Christian man, I can’t get vulgar for you. You are a devout Mohammedan, you can curse and swear by your dick(See what you are making me to say), but I have to say it to make the pint clear to you.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Me, a Muslim?

            Well, all thanks to Otile, I now know my religion!

            Such is the power of presumption, especially when people are blinded to other people’s views!! You don close eye pin pin pin!!!

            Good one on you, bruv. But I beg no follow book o…just read am and go your way. – Courtesy Abami Eda.

          • Otile

            Don’t deny your religion, you can get fatwa for doing that. From your sarcasm, curses, and swearing by your dick people know that you are a devout musulumi. Don’t deny it. Hear somebody oppose Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari, your godfather and see whether you will not stab the person. If Muslim Buhari is not your patron why do you have his portrait as your logo instead of yours, don’t you have photos? Are you ashamed of who you are? Odale

      • D1

        Stench, you mean!

      • Olusegun Olawonyi

        Why the hostility? Your response sound like comments from an online bully…so, some people should be stopped/banned from thinking, simply because they share views that just happens to be different from yours. You’re unbelievable!

        • Wähala

          When your first three sentences are deliberate lies, I lose patience and do everything to make sure you do not make it a habit… that’s why the hostility. It is irresponsible to mislead the gullible and I use very harsh language to register my umbrage because it discourages other miscreants from following in your footsteps. How can you claim doing business with concerns not licensed to deal in arms is legitimate… and, do you know the meaning of “diplomatic row” at all? It involves recalling diplomats in tit-for-tat manner. SA did not expel Nigerian diplomats even when their citizens lost their lives to a fraudulent Nigerian pastor (who by the way, is still walking free) and have not summoned our Ambassador over the smuggling of arms in a supposedly pastoral jet, what nonsense are you harping about then? Look, I don’t have patience with fraudsters, live a clean life and I will not attack you… but try sh*t in a church and see what happens to your arid ass. Nonsense!

  • ofonime Daniel Imoh

    They talking tough on this deal, what about the previous deal. See how corruption is embarrassing Nigeria. If this kind of thing happens in the UK, the masses will quickly run to the street agitating to get answers from their government. But in Nigeria we are not like that. We stay in our houses and complain and wait for God to help us do the rest. It is high time we confront this our so called government for answers. We must rise to defeat this viper called corruption in our country. Naija wake up!!!

  • Abel Wariboko

    Nigerian abracadabra, anybody fighting against Boko Haram is corrupt and a sponsor while anybody protecting their interest in the media and politics is a saint,a patriot and a hero

  • isah muhammed

    If our president had discussed with south african president as a brother, south african will deliver the arms for us. This stealing government is trying to blackmail south africa. That is all

  • gboromiro

    From the totality of submissions here, it gladdens my heart to observe that there are more thinking Nigerians than there are knuckleheads who attempt to defend the indefensible for whatever reasons. Govts explanation about its role(s) in these transactions are so hollow, they are laughable at best.
    It’s actions and commentaries on this matter just doesn’t make sense and so all extraneous issues imported by govt supporters here are figments of their imagination. In truth, if govt was to come clean today, this same group will continue to hold to arguments to the contrary. Regretfully, that is the location of this divided country today.

    • Chima

      Unless you are allergic to explanations and details ~I don’t see what is wrong here. Treat issues on its merit it will help you. I believe ONSA has give a credible explanation as a rational mind there is no basis for your outburst.

      • gboromiro

        Didn’t i just say so?
        Its a love affair that brooks no logic

        • Shola

          Struggling to sound intelligent without making sense. Pick a hole in the explanations or veer off into the river

          • gboromiro

            Not if your uncle wouldn’t take the first plunge. If you are either lazy or slow on the uptake you say so. If after all that you read from the piece and commentaries that followed, you still don’t get it, you can never get it. Omo Ale

  • Maria

    Thank you South Africa for busting the criminal acts of this thieving government against Nigerian people.

    • People

      Regardless of psycho like you Nigeria will still defeat all her enemies. You soon be a victim of terror then you will understand. If you fit say a big amen.

      • Maria

        If your master indeed is concerned about defeating the ragtag criminals called boko haram, he should not have taken him this long… Moreso, he should have done the business of arms in a legitimate way with a friendly country, such as South Africa. Jonathan’s administration is a curse.

    • Abel Wariboko

      SA has confirmed that the deals were legitimate after all.Those pro Boko Haram media should be ashamed of themselves. Everybody fighting against BH is corrupt and a sponsor while the pro Boko Haram politicians and media are saints,patriots and presidential materials

  • Salami

    Nigeria govt should stop deceiving us – I read that the money was stacked in 3 black rubber brief case, now saying wired tru bank. The nija govt is too corrupt. South Africa thank u.

    • Ayodele

      Oga read before you comment. There are two cases here. Second was done through the bank and first was cash nd carry…

  • Drako

    Ha Ha!!These fools have been caught pants down and you are going to get rammed repeatedly!!!..Let the good ol Nsa let us how much a Russian attack helicopter costs?.These guys are clearly not that bright in how they choose to launder stolen public funds.

    Nigerians will soon realize that when your country’s negligence leads to death of so many of our country’s nationals and your government does nothing about it,but attempts to sweep it under the carpet we would endeavor to expose all your country’s fraudulent,criminal and blatantly corrupt activities in our country.

  • Truth

    When you fail to deal decisively with issues and stamp your authority this is what you get. How did this get to the media instead being treated through diplomatic channel? Even as this money was paid through bank transaction and it happened before the second incident? When the money was transferred it was legal but now that the money is to be repatriated it is illegal? That is SA FOR YOU.

  • Nuhu Abba

    Nigerian authorities have not sent the serious message to the South African businesses in Nigeria, particularly in the area of customer protection. How long does it MTN to comply with the per second charges, DSTV subscribers have been demanding the pay per view tariff our National Communication Commission and Consumer protection agencies are not interested, you can imaging what they getting from the present arrangement and the consumer loosing. Imagine yourself a DSTV subscriber in the busy city of Lagos, you may hardly enjoy twenty hours a week of paid DSTV monthly subscription. the MTNs always have and know their way.

    • Dele

      Develop your own DSTV or MTN if you can. The money your people loot day in day out is enough to establish 40 MTN. Fight your corruption and stop complaining.

      • Onike24

        Thank you!

  • Dele

    You Nigerians are fools living in a fools paradise, suffering and smiling while your future and that of your children are being looted away. The fact here is simple this is blatant money laundering. In the first case where on earth does a country buys arms for its army on a cash and carry basis. Are you in Dugbe market. Arms are sold on a government to government basis paid for from the ministry of defence budget through the central bank. The second one is even more alarming. Your purport to buy arms through a fake registered Nigerian registered company. THe money is released to such company possibly owned by the looting officials as a cover. Money is transferred to a front company in South Africa under the cover of buying arms. The money is moved back to the original Nigeria company. No arms bought but officially arms has been bought. Money is the shared to all involved. Case closed. We must applaud the eagle eye of the South African government for busting and exposing this charm of a money laundry. South Africa is not Nigeria. Soldiers are dying and people are making money off the back of the deads.

    • Chima

      @Dele, you and your household may be a fools cause I am not one. And by the way where are you from?

  • tsunami1earthquake

    O my O mine, what are we hearing here? What is happening here? Should this piece of news make someone to laugh or to cry? When people commented that Nigeria had degenerated this far some critics thought this was an unfair comment; but now it is confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt that Nigeria has indeed degenerated as claimed. Nigeria had said that the first illegal transaction had arisen from desperation to procure arms against the Boko Haram but went on to state that it was, in any case, a legal transaction since there was an ‘end-user’ document! And then the second transaction went through the same process as the first!

    The question I would like to ask the Nigerian authorities is this: if there were to be a reversal of role in these cases, would the Nigerian Customs and Immigration allow such sums of money to be taken into Nigeria without any questions asked? That is the first question I would like the Nigerian lawyer who must have advised the publication of this ‘tough-talking’ piece against South Africa to answer.

    The second group of questions is now the legitimacy to which Nigeria is claiming. Legitimacy they said? And the reason for claiming legitimacy is the fact that an ‘end-user’ certificate had been issued. Fine. But does end-user certificate state that you must carry raw cash from Nigeria into South Africa? Related to this question is: when has it become a way of trade to carry raw cash into another country for business transactions, even in present day where there are serious international laws against corruption and corruptly acquired monies obtained from very nefarious means like drug and human trafficking? When has it become the fashion to carry cash across international boundaries in these days where there are numerous international laws against money laundering?

    Some people may posit that some of these criticisms against Nigeria are unpatriotic. But I would say no to that because patriotism is not only a defence by a citizen for his/her country. But when his/her country has done the wrong thing and has incurred the wrath and odium of the international community that same citizen must tell his offending home country the home truth. In this case, Nigeria has done very serious wrong against South Africa and the greater international community at large. South Africa has a municipal law that places a limit to the amount of foreign currency that must enter or be taken away from its shores. And this limit is about $2,300 (two thousand three hundred US dollars). Even if Nigerian authorities don’t know this limit I am sure whoever they are dealing with in South Africa must have told them this, otherwise one would conclude that the Nigerian authorities must have been dealing with crooks and people of the underworld in an unholy and unwholesome theatre of illegal cavorting to which Nigeria had subscribed. Moreover, Nigerian authorities must have understood that transferring millions of dollars across an international boundary is illegal in any situation and in any nation on earth! This being the case, the South African authorities had been very lenient with the Nigerians caught in these nefarious acts whereby the country only seized the monies. Law stipulates that these Nigerians should have been arrested and tried under the relevant international laws that forbid corruptly acquired funds or money laundering.

    In view of the fact that Nigeria has broken South Africa’s municipal law as it concerns limit to the amount of money allowable in and out of that country, Nigeria has no standing to dictate to South Africa what to do with regard to taking measures to protect and enforce its laws. Otherwise, it could be taken that Nigeria is meddling in the internal affairs of another nation contrary to Article 2(7) of the UN Charter. Since only individuals can be imprisoned in law, what Nigeria should be doing right now is to open up a diplomatic channel with South Africa with a view to seeing how this international breach would be resolved. Nigeria issuing threat of crippling South Africa’s business interests in Nigeria is an undiplomatic move in this circumstance. If I should advise the South African authorities I should tell them to call Nigeria’s bluff on this business crippling threat; and let’s see how the cookie would crumble.

    On the whole, if Nigeria would want to lead, then it must be seen to respect laws of other nations and respect in general international laws to which it has been signatories to.

  • chide man

    Am sorry but many Nigerians can not really think, South African Government is using every means available to them to respond to the death of it citizen in a Church in Nigeria and to pressure Nigerian government to prosecute the Church and people can not think, do you think all this type of business is not going on between the two country before.

    • George

      You liar which one happened first. The transactions or the church death?

    • Maria

      And why has Nigeria government refused to prosecute TB Joshua? You think every country, like Nigeria, does not value the lives of their citizens? I am sorry for you bro… you need help… you have been so brutalized by the wicked government to an extent that you think these evils by our government are legitimate.

  • Modibbo Adamu

    South Africa said no to money laundering, following their predecessors good ideologies

  • wode

    In the first one, we were told it was “procedural error”. What is the excuse for this one?

  • Psalm 35

    I smell something fishy about SA and this second seizure; the explanation by the NSA seems plausible to me and acceptable. SA must realise that it stands to lose and ultimately shoots itself in the foot if it continues with this covert ridicule and robbery of Nigeria. They must return all seized money immediately or we will recommend the nationalization of SA assets and properties in Nigeria, it is easy as ABC, freeze to the tune of $15 million MTN funds in over five Nigeria banks till they return these funds. FG must not let these funds go or forfeit them,every kobo is needed as Nigeria is today. Nigerians must stop taking sides with foreign govts because they hate GEJ or belong to the opposition, they must note that such disrespect to Nigeria affects each and everyone of us both directly and indirectly. SA and its citizens have always shown disdain towards Nigeria and Nigerians, it is a popular fact. Nigerians must start inculcating a nationalistic mindset and ideology towards their country and this should be irrespective of who currently occupies Aso Rock

    • Wähala

      What is plausible about doing business with a concern whose license has expired?
      Why do you accept dealing with an unlicensed business concern as legitimate from a legitimate Govt?
      Read yourself again: “nationalization of SA assets and properties in Nigeria” as if you’ve never heard of the WTO to which Nigeria belongs… or haven’t you heard of trade wars? The disrespect for Nigeria is because our leaders have not earned respect for Nigerians… or, haven’t heard that respect earned results in reciprocal respect. Even Cameroon has lost respect for Nigeria and stopped sharing critical info with our army at a time we need it most. The problem is singular: Dr. Dumbo! He is a crook and this particular gang of PDP criminals must be voted out. Sheikna!

      • Psalm 35

        My brother you have a valid point especially as regards the shamelessness of our leaders and the resultant effect on us all, the question however is does that justify backhand robbery which this is? It is just that GEJ is not decisive, I will nationalize immediately and then we can arbitrate later at the WTO; are the rules in the WTO not made my man or are they not contravened by countries like Russia, US, UK etc all the time? Will it now be different because we are sub saharan Africa. Our must not be different. About the licence being expired, my question is who said so ? Is it the South Africans ? It is expected; a lie must be sold to achieve a rogue purpose; unfortunately I cannot respond fully as work on my desk is too much. I will try responding later if this issue is still on the front burner.

        • Wähala

          That’s what I mean, Naija wahala keeps us all awake and distracted from work…
          Sha, Respect for trying and don’t mind them… earn your keep first as Naija has nothing like unemployment benefits, something even Gabon pays. Shame.

  • murtala bg

    Who is desperate for arms? Nigerian army or boko haram.put it straight that boko haram supponsors are desperate to provide arms for their defeated devils.posterity will judge you all!!!

    • Abel Wariboko

      I want to sponsor you to go and f..k your mama

      • murtala bg

        In our culture & religion son don’t f..k his mama,did you do that to your mama?you know cultures differs depending on civilization & religion.did your mum attracts you?

        • Nice

          Excellent answer, Thanks

  • Maria

    Jonathan is a sinking and drowning man. He is sinking and drowning very fast!

    • rawsilkysmooth

      You ought to be smarter than that!

  • underground

    Yes the NSA rightly put it “The antics of fifth columnists” those along with the overtly backers of Boko Haram in their unholy alliance are united in marriage of convenience to destroy our Country. The US,the S/Africans and the Arabs. Awake Nigerians!
    Let us first ram our fist up the ass of those S/Africans through their business interest in Nigeria, then restructure our foreign relationship and then opt for a strategic defence initiative to show the world we are not to be taken for granted

    • Wähala

      Dream on!
      A dependent country is like a begger…
      Strategic alliance with Cameroon that does not even trust you with critical information…
      The NSA is part of this dumb administration, if he had any brains in his skull, he would have investigated and seen that the concern he was dealing had not renewed their operating license… just like Stella Oduah served for years with forged certificate, Nigerian Govt. is simply put, a fraud.

    • Maria

      So, who are your friends if US, South Africans, etc are now your enemies?

      • the truth

        Your apc paper premium times would not publish it but aljazeera is running a report now which shows the south African government knew about the 9.3 million deal as well as this deal.they have bills of laden for arms and what it was supposed to be used for.but premium times and apc made you believe the money was for laundering.please Google it out yourself.south Africa is about to give a press statement from Zuma.shame on the early to crucify pundits who hate anything Nigeria and Jonathan

        • Maria

          I thought aljazeera too is an enemy of Jonathan since aljazeera is an arab-owned media outfit… you are a confused person.

          • Otile

            No, Maria babe, Aljazeera reports real news like BBC.

          • the truth

            U refused to address the issue I raised.how do u feel knowing this money was for legitimate arms with legitimate transactions which were signed by the sa government.and u have been deceived by pt and apc and u have been saying this money is for laundering

          • Maria

            There is nothing like what you said on aljazeera… by coming here to lie, I cannot think of anything you say as a truth but falsehood.

          • Otile

            How can you doubt him when you have seen with your own eyes that his name is the truth.

          • Nigerian

            Mr. “Neutral” I think these guys should allow you to show your “neutrality” and tell them”the truth” about your Oga, the one and the only one in the world that is OGA JONA. What do you say?

          • the truth

            I will start the process of posting my claims I made earlier.I will never taint my integrity.Will you apologize to me when I start posting this.because u accused me of lieing

          • Nigerian

            Did I say you lied? You are my friend, can you lie? You are JUST telling them “the truth” and being “Neutral” isn’t it?

          • the truth

            stop this games nigerian

          • Nigerian

            It isn’t a game, my friend. I am JUST trying to show them how “truthful” and “Neutral” you are with regards to my beloved country’s issues. How do you see it?

    • Factual

      Continue living underground with your idea of blaming others for your own incompetence and self destruction.

  • Abbey

    COLONEL SAMBO DASUKI IS WRONG AGAIN

    Colonel Sambo Dasuki does not know how to think. A bank transfer is not the conclusive proof of a legitimate business.
    If Mr. A wires 100 million dollars to Mr. B’s account to kill Mr C overseas the transaction is illegal homicide, despite a bank transfer. A legal business must satisfy all rules; including approval processes by South Africa’s Defence Ministry, besides bank rules. It is illegal on the part of Colonel Sambo Dasuki to transfer money to a corporation that has no valid license to export arms and without prior request approval to the South Africa’s Defence Ministry.

  • the truth

    Why haven’t premium times published the breaking news from south Africa.the 9.3 million deal was legitimate signed by the sa government,they knew about the deal.documents are even presented which shows this.aljazeera is running a report presently on this.guess which party blew this up? Guess which papers stirred their parties plan? Let me give you a clue.the party has a broom and the papers has a very bad taste for anything Jonathan one is Sr and the other is pt

    • Maria

      So, why did Nigeria government not say this in their public statement on the matter? Nigeria government admitted to committing the error and never said that South African government legitimately signed the deal…tell your stories to fishes.

      • Wähala

        That’s Deri the liar for you…
        Al-Jazeera is holding a discussion programme about ISIS as he posted that crap, never read “truth” even with a pich of salt, it’s a waste of salt!

        • the truth

          Don’t show your ignorance aljazeera America is on it now,barely 5 minutes ago moved to Ebola.I would provide a link when the visuals are ready.Google it yourself

          • Maria

            You are a liar… I am watching the same aljazeera right now live.

          • Wähala

            Babie,
            Forget him. Go back to your soaps. The chap gets paid to lie so, stop watering stones!

          • Bolaji

            Such a sexist remark. “Go back to your soaps.” SMH. I’m male, BTW

          • the truth

            Aljazeera has on Isis story now,but had the arms deal when I posted this.I would provide a link when it is out.and u would apologise for calling me a liar.but Google all I said out

          • Wähala

            My TV records every program and I have scrolled back to empty lies from you… as usual.

          • Nigerian

            Fire on Mr.”the truth”! You are the only one that knows “the truth” and can say “the truth”.

      • the truth

        Google it yourself.they made u believe in lies.papers like daily post Nigeria have it on their front page

        • Maria

          Hahahahahahaha….Front page Daily Post:
          Terrorism: Jonathan to meet with Lake Chad Basin leaders. You are a moronic liar.

          • Wähala

            Hahahahahahaaaa Chai !!!
            Stick your foot deep into his ahss… he deserves it. Thinks we’re all phools like him.
            Keep serving him cold turkey until he vomits all that ogogoro his brain is floating on.
            Daily Post my honey-colored ahss! A clown is born every minute, Hahahahaaaa tufia!

          • the truth

            U are the ignorant one and when I give u the links u would apologise to me do you agree to that.Go to daily post Nigeria wale odunsi October 7 2010, with the caption concerns over Nigeria,south Africa government relationship as country’s media confirms 9.3 million deal.U will apologise to me in due course.trying to post a link but it’s not letting me

          • Wähala

            Your confusion will not confuse all of us…
            How can Wale Odunsi be confirming in Oct. 2010 what happened in Sept. 2014…
            Is Wale another prophet Joshua? My friend, take a cold shower… alchy is oozing from your comments!
            Needless to say I will apologize for myself and my Mariacron if she’s wrong. Again, my TV records every program and saves it for 7days in case Irun into lunatics like you… stop trying to link me to anywhere, I have ears and eyes to watch Al-Jazzy anytime. Hahahahaa chei… Thank God for Maria!

          • the truth

            Thanks for saying you would apologize.wale odunsi wrote the piece on daily post Nigeria today.he is a reporter

          • Wähala

            First, edit and correct your comment above bcos the “Oct. 2010” doesn’t make any sense at all…

          • the truth

            haba wahala u be really wahala oh. but you should know i meant 2014, it was a typo. i will never utter fallacy in here and when i start posting i am happy you are a gentleman enough to apologize, i trust you are a man of your words. i will start by the print media section. i hope u get pammy this morning

          • Maria

            You have mental problems. October 7 2010?

          • the truth

            2014, u know it was a typo error, go and read the report, i have provided you, rapport, onsa and daily post nigeria dates, editors and captions. i am in the process of getting the final links to aljazeera report, you called me a liar. i would expose you and your likes and you will apologize to me.

          • Maria

            I have been waiting… post the links… moron.

          • the truth

            i wouldn’t abuse you, because shallow minds resort to smear, abuse and violent tones to hide from their myopic personality. have you read the links on the papers from daily news i posted?

          • the truth

            Wahala I will start the process of posting all I claimed .do you wahala promise to apologize to me when I start posting or directing you where to find them

          • Wähala

            Do you think I have time to visit every mental health hospital looking for you and your nonsense?

          • the truth

            Go to daily post Nigeria wale odunsi October 7 2014,it has the caption concerns over Nigeria,south Africa media confirms legitimacy of 9.3 million arms deal.I will never lie.I am trying to post the link its not letting me

          • the truth

            Breaking overnight. daily post ng. october 7, 2014, wale odunsi (
            concerns over nigeria, as countrys media confirms legitimacy of 9.3
            million arms deal) i will be posting more from the south african media
            houses and the aljazeera link soon)

            The South African media have published documents confirming the
            legitimacy of the $9.3million botched arms deals between Nigeria and the
            former apartheid enclave.

            Reports by Rapport and City Press affirmed federal government’s official position that the transactions were legitimate.

            The
            media houses said contrary to insinuations, end user certificates and a
            ‘shopping’ list accompanied the transactions as well as a note from
            Nigerian government authorizing the deals.

            According
            to the reports, documents showed that the earlier consignment was
            approved by the Nigerian government  through the Office of National
            Security Adviser (ONSA), which is officially mandated to issue the
            end-user certificate for such transactions involving the nation’s
            security agencies.

            An entire “shopping list” was also said to have
            been supplied with the certificate, which included everything from
            helicopters to unmanned aircraft, rockets and ammunition.

            A top
            security source in the intelligence service disclosed that “In issuing
            end-user certificate, the ONSA ensures that it carries all relevant
            agencies and stakeholders along. Therefore, such a responsibility is not
            a unilateral development.

            “For security reasons, the chains leading to the issuance of end-user certificate cannot be put in the public domain.

            “The
            recent interest in arms purchase was informed by the challenges of
            insurgency which our nation had been grappling with in the last few
            years. This is why the understanding of all Nigerians is necessary.

            “Nigeria
            is desperate to counter activities of terrorists no matter what it
            takes even when some of our friends are not being fair to us.

            “The
            government appeals to the media and all Nigerians, especially the
            opposition, to consider the overall national interest on security
            issues. They should not read negative meaning to every good intention of
            government in tackling insecurity in the country”.

            Continuing,
            the source said “The federal government and some top intelligence
            officers are concerned about how some officials of South Africa decided
            to frustrate the efforts of Nigeria at containing the activities of
            terrorists operating in the North-Eastern axis.”

            DailyPost
            gathered that there are concerns that despite the leeway given to South
            African companies to thrive in Nigeria, there are still officials of
            the country who are determined to frustrate Nigeria, which in April this
            year overtook South Africa as Africa’s largest economy.

            Government loyalists insist that the botched deal is being used by some prominent persons for political reasons.

            They also accused “vested interests” of wishing the war against insurgency was not won.

            On
            the latest story of seizure of over $5million by South Africa, those in
            security circles say it may just be a refreshment of the old story with
            a new angle.

    • Nigerian

      Yes my friend Mr. “NEUTRAL” now you are speaking. Your “true neutrality” is out. People can now understand the kind of “neutrality” you have been talking about. The”truth” is here to be seen. Defend your Oga for his incompetence and corruption. It is all “the truth”

    • Historian

      “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)

      • Uzoma

        Unfortunately the journalist you swear by doesn’t even know the difference between declaring one’s assets and making the declaration public. Another case of the blind trying to inform and educate the blind.

        • Wähala

          And just who are you to discern who knows what for an independent audience to buy your views?
          Has anybody (including Dino Melaye) been able to peep into the files to ascertain if Dumbo truly declared his assets? Do you even know what the process involves to gain access to FIRS muchless Dumbo’s tax files… unless you wan comit suicide. Go-siddon!

        • Tonnero

          So, tell us, GEJ spokesman, what changed between 2007 when Dumbo declared publicly and 2011 when he stated he does not give a damn? Do you understand what leading by example is? Corruption and lack of transparency are the two biggest stumbling blocks to development and here, your leader, opted to go dark! Mr. Uzoma, really.

  • Dr. Kay

    The witch howled yesternight the pickin dies this morning na who we go suspect? Dumbo had just been given $1billion by the senate to procure arms init? Before before how do the military procure arms they need? The budget of the defense and military since Dumbo came into power is over $30billion ,to fight Bokoharam and their equipment are still obsolete compared to the insurgents.init? Now what I’m laying the foundation of in my analogy is that I don’t think this is the first time this wicked administration had been laundering money out of our shores with this frivolous excuse of arm procuring. This is the first time they’ve been caught and I think these people are slowly laundering our commonwealth into various accounts and front businesses to hide their looting. After spending so much on the military and they still ragtag and now in the frenzy of Lootocracy they thought SouthAfrica is fair game, I’m so angry and outrage with what this administration is making our proud nation look like to the outside world. It reminds of the American TV expose Nigeria corruption inc. No amount of arm twisting will work here Mr. Dasuki , where in the world is due process thrown out and reckless procurement is the order of the day? You call yourself national security adviser and you entering business deal with an expired company? Do you see my people how fzcked we are ,if we allow these misfits to continue running our affairs? 2015 PDP is history , enough is enough , this country cannot continue on this trajectory, something just has to give.

  • Garry

    Editor Premium Times:

    This does not look to me like ‘talking tough’ but rather like blackmail
    ‘If you do not allow us to break the laws of your country we could harm
    your investments in Nigeria’ sort of implicit threat – that’s how it sounds to me.

    But the truth is that decent countries don’t conduct foreign policy on such
    barbaric principle. Nigeria has always had the option of filing a responsive
    affidavit in the South African High Court to set aside the interim forfeiture
    of $9.3million freighted in cash into South Africa by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s private jet.

    Nigeria has not taken that step till date but rather prefers to bluster on newspapers on
    how Nigeria could hurt South Africa’s MTN and DSTV investments. That can only mean
    that President Jonathan has no defence to the charges of moneylaundering in the South African court.
    If that be the case the next best thing him is to shut up and pay the penalty, rather than threaten.

    • Edmund

      Uncle Garry,

      I beg this is too shameful. Let’s try and have sense of shame in Nigeria, please! Our government is acting like illiterates all over the place and not feeling ashamed. There is a way to behave like a government, with dignity
      and respect for laws and rules. Nigerian government under Jonathan behaves like rogues and outlaws in reckless disregard of both.

  • africa

    The CAN president.Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has been vindicated. Those that
    spoke against the Man of God,get set for God’s judgement. You cannot
    escape the wrath of Gof for accussing his servant, Pastor Ayo wrongly

    • Wähala

      I’m still saying it…
      Fake pastor, Ayo Oletsejafor is a born criminal…
      He stole Idahosa’s car and was expelled from that organization…
      Old habits never die, Ayo Oloshi is nothing but a common crook. Tell him I insist on that!

      • the truth

        mr wahala na wa oh, this is a man of god e are talking about. judge not mr wahala. mind you i am not in support of anyone here

        • Rufus

          Only God knows who his men are. Stop deceiving yourself

    • Deltans

      ARE YOU DEFENDING THE CRIMINAL PASTOR OLETSEJAFOR? YOU ARE REALLY DUMB LIKE MR. JONAHARAM. WHERE IS OUR $ 9.3m?

      • freeborn

        Oritsejafor a pastor sponsored the beheading of a Nigerian pilot while his killers were reciting words from the Quran I guess!!!
        My friend, Oritsejafor was the only prominent christian speaking against boko haram and you scums think you can use taqiyya to deface the truth. The church can not be extinguished. Kill as many martyrs as you like, claim as many caliphates as you like, insult as many christian presidents as you wish, but know this my friend the Prince of Peace shall guide the church through this storm. RIP dearly departed ones (both military personnel and civilians who have been consumed by the rage of Islamic Jihad) Long Live Nigeria!!! May all you haters of peace live long to see what Nigeria shall be tomorrow

        • Deltans

          Really Mr. Otile? You have changed to freeborn now. Next it will a Born again. The criminality of Oletsejafor can not be hidden from us. He represents nothing but criminals; money launderers and gunrunners.

          • freeborn

            I have read Mr Otile’s posts and commend him for his efforts at fighting some of the evil propaganda been spread on these forums against the country and especially the church. However I am not Otile. ……This is FREEBORN!!!
            I expected you to say welcome to the forum!

          • Deltans

            Welcome mr. OTIFREEBORN. I think this new name suits you before you change. Take some time and use it.

          • Otile

            I am not your type who changes as often as ladies change their underwear . On SR you answered Delta Queen, here you have morphed into Deltans and one other female name I will expose later. I used to hammer you there. Do the names: Delta Queen ati Tundemash ring a bell to you? Shame on you. You know you are neither from Niger Delta area nor Delta State proper. Odale

          • Otile

            So whoever tries to dispel evil insinuations, enlighten ignorant people, or condemn tribalism will be suspect to be no other than me, Otile. Thanks Nigerian. I am finally honored. I need people like Freeborn with good commonsense to make my work easy. It is no insult to call me born again, I was born again when I was baptised a Christian, thanks to my mother.

          • Deltans

            So you mean the laundering of Nigeria’s money by criminals who called themselves political and religious leaders should not be exposed. This is where you are mistaken. You can continue to keep ignorant people in darkness by defending criminals.

          • the truth

            u are so myopic, so anyone that has a different view is one person, in that case i put it to you that you deltans is maria, change 2014-2015, wahala and all apc card carrying members on this forum

          • Deltans

            Say the truth and don’t hide under pretence.

      • the truth

        Breaking overnight. daily post ng. october 7, 2014, wale odunsi (
        concerns over nigeria, as countrys media confirms legitimacy of 9.3
        million arms deal) i will be posting more from the south african media
        houses and the aljazeera link soon)

        The South African media have published documents confirming the
        legitimacy of the $9.3million botched arms deals between Nigeria and the
        former apartheid enclave.

        Reports by Rapport and City Press affirmed federal government’s official position that the transactions were legitimate.

        The
        media houses said contrary to insinuations, end user certificates and a
        ‘shopping’ list accompanied the transactions as well as a note from
        Nigerian government authorizing the deals.

        According
        to the reports, documents showed that the earlier consignment was
        approved by the Nigerian government  through the Office of National
        Security Adviser (ONSA), which is officially mandated to issue the
        end-user certificate for such transactions involving the nation’s
        security agencies.

        An entire “shopping list” was also said to have
        been supplied with the certificate, which included everything from
        helicopters to unmanned aircraft, rockets and ammunition.

        A top
        security source in the intelligence service disclosed that “In issuing
        end-user certificate, the ONSA ensures that it carries all relevant
        agencies and stakeholders along. Therefore, such a responsibility is not
        a unilateral development.

        “For security reasons, the chains leading to the issuance of end-user certificate cannot be put in the public domain.

        “The
        recent interest in arms purchase was informed by the challenges of
        insurgency which our nation had been grappling with in the last few
        years. This is why the understanding of all Nigerians is necessary.

        “Nigeria
        is desperate to counter activities of terrorists no matter what it
        takes even when some of our friends are not being fair to us.

        “The
        government appeals to the media and all Nigerians, especially the
        opposition, to consider the overall national interest on security
        issues. They should not read negative meaning to every good intention of
        government in tackling insecurity in the country”.

        Continuing,
        the source said “The federal government and some top intelligence
        officers are concerned about how some officials of South Africa decided
        to frustrate the efforts of Nigeria at containing the activities of
        terrorists operating in the North-Eastern axis.”

        DailyPost
        gathered that there are concerns that despite the leeway given to South
        African companies to thrive in Nigeria, there are still officials of
        the country who are determined to frustrate Nigeria, which in April this
        year overtook South Africa as Africa’s largest economy.

        Government loyalists insist that the botched deal is being used by some prominent persons for political reasons.

        They also accused “vested interests” of wishing the war against insurgency was not won.

        On
        the latest story of seizure of over $5million by South Africa, those in
        security circles say it may just be a refreshment of the old story with
        a new angle.

        • Deltans

          Mr. redeem you have changed to the truth now. Who will ever believe your rubbish? It’s ever if you continue using your old pseudo name. Calling yourself , the truth is showing how untruthful you are.

          • the truth

            have you taking time to read the report from rapport. it is funny that you asked a question where the missing money was and i referred you to an official response from onsa and instead of reading it you shift away from the points by accusing me of been someone else. do you deltans deny the fact that this report is not factual? do you deltans deny an official report from onsa the only body mandated by law in south africa to provide bill of laden for such purchases as rubbish? why has this not been published by premium times? Does it fit into their apc agenda? who made us believe that this money was for laundering purposes when they knew the real purpose? which party benefits from stories like this? and u were busy abusing the pastor even before facts were reached. do you deny all of this?

          • Deltans

            I don’t deny that money is laundered by Jonathan and his cronies with the help of the so-called man of God OLETSEJAFOR. I don’t deny the fact that you are supplying us with lies. I don’t deny it that your Oga Jonathan is corrupt and he is a big thief. I dont deny the fact that the two people in the custody of the South African security are criminals working for Jonathan. I don’t deny the fact that Oletsejafor’s jet was used to launder money. I don’t deny the fact that Oletsejafor is a gunrunner. I don’t deny the fact that Nigerian government under the leadership of Mr. Great Evil Jonaharam (GEJ) is not sincere to Nigerians and are bunch of liars and corrupt people. So what do you want me to deny?

          • the truth

            what are the lies here. i challenge you to point 1

    • Enemona

      How was he vindicated? How? Please stop f**ling yourself. The case is a criminal case and investigations are ongoing, at some point, indictments will be issued.

    • Sword of Damocles

      His servant with “private plane”, missionary gospels , Naija style, You people that mock our Creator by blaspheme his name(associating the Name with thievery & wickedness) while hurting his children(Nigerian masses) are laughable.

    • Psalm 35

      My brother let me reassure you that the Almighty GOD of true Christians will not punish anyone who voiced out condemnation of Oritsejafor. Our GOD does not operate that way, if not nobody will be alive today. Let me ask you people to focus on JESUS and stop fearing ‘men of god’. Fear GOD not man nor pastor because unlike man GOD has the power to cast you all into hell fire for blindly supporting the ridicule of HIS Church.

      There is no vindication here for Oritsejafor, if he was indeed penitent he will kneel down and pray after reading Cardinal Okogies advice. The question is if he was to stand before JESUS now, do you think he will be patted in the back for having a private jet in the first place ? Having a private jet while Christians live in penury ? How did JESUS live in His days on earth ? Read your Bible, it is the best standard with which we all can decipher acts that glorify GOD and those that don’t.

    • Akiika

      How has he been vindicated?

  • the truth

    Breaking overnight. daily post ng. october 7, 2014, wale odunsi ( concerns over nigeria, as countrys media confirms legitimacy of 9.3 million arms deal) i will be posting more from the south african media houses and the aljazeera link soon)

    The South African media have published documents confirming the
    legitimacy of the $9.3million botched arms deals between Nigeria and the
    former apartheid enclave.

    Reports by Rapport and City Press affirmed federal government’s official position that the transactions were legitimate.

    The
    media houses said contrary to insinuations, end user certificates and a
    ‘shopping’ list accompanied the transactions as well as a note from
    Nigerian government authorizing the deals.

    According
    to the reports, documents showed that the earlier consignment was
    approved by the Nigerian government  through the Office of National
    Security Adviser (ONSA), which is officially mandated to issue the
    end-user certificate for such transactions involving the nation’s
    security agencies.

    An entire “shopping list” was also said to have
    been supplied with the certificate, which included everything from
    helicopters to unmanned aircraft, rockets and ammunition.

    A top
    security source in the intelligence service disclosed that “In issuing
    end-user certificate, the ONSA ensures that it carries all relevant
    agencies and stakeholders along. Therefore, such a responsibility is not
    a unilateral development.

    “For security reasons, the chains leading to the issuance of end-user certificate cannot be put in the public domain.

    “The
    recent interest in arms purchase was informed by the challenges of
    insurgency which our nation had been grappling with in the last few
    years. This is why the understanding of all Nigerians is necessary.

    “Nigeria
    is desperate to counter activities of terrorists no matter what it
    takes even when some of our friends are not being fair to us.

    “The
    government appeals to the media and all Nigerians, especially the
    opposition, to consider the overall national interest on security
    issues. They should not read negative meaning to every good intention of
    government in tackling insecurity in the country”.

    Continuing,
    the source said “The federal government and some top intelligence
    officers are concerned about how some officials of South Africa decided
    to frustrate the efforts of Nigeria at containing the activities of
    terrorists operating in the North-Eastern axis.”

    DailyPost
    gathered that there are concerns that despite the leeway given to South
    African companies to thrive in Nigeria, there are still officials of
    the country who are determined to frustrate Nigeria, which in April this
    year overtook South Africa as Africa’s largest economy.

    Government loyalists insist that the botched deal is being used by some prominent persons for political reasons.

    They also accused “vested interests” of wishing the war against insurgency was not won.

    On
    the latest story of seizure of over $5million by South Africa, those in
    security circles say it may just be a refreshment of the old story with
    a new angle.

    • Nigerian

      “the truth”, “the truth” and nothing but the “the truth” posted by Mr.”the truth”. That’s “the truth” for you my fellow Nigerians.

      • the truth

        my brother so official documents from onsa the only body mandated by law in south
        africa to issue an end user certificate for such transactions is not credible? is that what
        you are telling me?

        • Nigerian

          Did I say so? Is it not “the truth” you are telling us? Why are you nervous? Stay “neutral” my friend.

    • Enemona

      Still waiting for the links… no matter how hard you scrub, a leopard will never lose its spost.

    • Richie

      Hhahahahahahaha…….Its seems you have not known the body language of the guys you are exchanging comments with….they can never align with you but they want you to align with them……so to such people……say your mind and close your door……..

  • Franklin

    @ The Truth:

    Stop deluding yourself. No credible news broke overnight. Once a matter is in court only a Judge’s order is the only possible breaking news, not a blogger’s commentary. But for so long as Nigerian government officials feel guilty inside of themselves, and are still unable till date to place contrary evidence before the court in South Africa, so as to rebut the presumption of moneylaundering, nothing else can break as news without the forfeited parties tendering direct evidence by themselves.

    • the truth

      so official documents from onsa the only body mandated by law in south africa to issue an end user certificate is not credible? is that what you are telling me?

      • Ayo Lediju

        @ The Truth:

        The report you set store by is actually the Nigerian government, through its PRO, talking to itself as follows:

        “Nonetheless, ONSA in a statement issued yesterday by its media adviser, PR Nigeria, said the transaction was legitimate, adding that the latest report by the South African media had vindicated the position that the cash-for-arms transaction was legitimate and was done with state approval.”

        • the truth

          my brother are you sure you are ok, have you taken the time to read the rapport report on this case. This is from daily post nigeria, there is a report on rapport, there is a report on sun south africa, what the h*ll are you saying. do you deny this report?

    • the truth

      have you taking your time to read the report from rapport, and you call that blogs?

      • Ayo Lediju

        Legitimacy is not a matter of a press statement or about anyone’s opinion once a matter is in a court of law.
        If Nigeria has a legitimate claim Nigerian government should tender an affidavit in South African High Court.

      • Rufus

        Chai !!!!

  • the truth

    premium times when will you publish the official report from Office of National
    Security Adviser (ONSA) the only body mandated by law to issue end user certificate in south africa for military purchases, which showed documents proving the 9.3 million dollar deal was legitimate and itemizes the price and which equipments were to be purchased. i always said let the facts come out before we judge, but i was abused as been corrupt and pro jonathan, now the real facts are coming out i wonder where those who cursed at jonathan and pastor oritseajafor. i am still waiting for apc and el rufai to apologize to nigerians. i don’t know if they will ever do that.

    • Sword of Damocles

      No problem, then simply have your “Rule of Law” Governement submit the “exculpatory” documents to the SA Court, and as they say , “case don finish, no be so”? Keep guzzling the Kool aid, Mr “NEUTRAL & NON-PREJUDICIAL”. When was the $9.3M seized again? We are waiting!! Kind Regards

      • Enemona

        They are trying to launder the first deal ($9.3m) by contracting what looks like a genuine deal in the second one. Not so smart.

        • the truth

          mr enemona everything in your eyes in conspiracy, please for once try to be neutral and let your mind be independent free from party loyalty, i doubt that, because your picture tells me all. everything against this government is right, any news that tends to be contrary to bad news for fg is wrong. i have monitored your posts and they have always been one dimensional pro apc, pro buhari, pro everything against this government. for once be 50-50.stay blessed.

          • Nigerian

            “Be 50-50″! my friend Mr.”the truth”, that will make them “neutral”.
            Tell them not to blame the FG for everything wrong. Tell them the “the truth” Tell them to blame Apc and buhari for all the wrongs of the FG. That’s the FG should take half of the blame for stealing and laundering our money and gunrunning while Apc and Buhari should take the other half. That’s “the truth” and “neutrality” .Their posts should be two dimensional JUST like yours. They should monitor your posts and see how “truthful” and “neutral” you are. What do you say, my friend?

    • Nigerian

      “……..i always said let the facts come out before we judge, but i was abused as been corrupt and pro jonathan,” – the truth
      Yes, my friend Mr. “the truth” tell them if they don’t know. But please are you not pro Jonathan? I know you will say “the truth” because you are “neutral” and always says “the truth”.

      • the truth

        i have always been neutral, you of all people should know that. i know this is a pro apc paper and forum, i do respect that. but independent minds still exist who are not drawn to taking sides. i am a Nigerian first, as for party affiliations i do not support any party but just say it the way it is.

        • Nigerian

          Yes, my good friend, Mr “the truth” We can really see how “neutral” and “truthful” you are in your comments. You don’t support/oppose anybody. You don’t belong to any party. You are a “NEUTRAL NIGERIAN” but you like Mr. J…. and that p**ty. isn’t it? I know you will say the “the truth” as you always do.

        • Richie

          …you don’t even need to explain your position…..any person who don’t like your submission should not read it…..you dont need to explain to any person……has the person two heads or more nigerian than you……..STUPID!!!

    • sharp shape

      Premium times will never do that ! How else will they make their APC e rats happy

      • Sword of Damocles

        @sharp shape? more like dull dullard

    • Rufus

      has NTA and Vanguard published it? Well even if they did, it makes the situation more laughable if at 54 we dont know simple international protocols.

      • Richie

        ..what is international protocols…….its same protocols that covers sovereignty and attaches immunity to state issues…….this is beyond protocols…….you people don’t understand when you are been attacked as a sovereign state……very soon and i repeat very soon the SA president would visit Nigeria and more especially when its done to them that GEJ might win come 2015…..then you will know whether we are talking about protocols or any other thing……

    • Mobolaji Osikoya

      You better change your name because all you said is farther from d truth. $9.3m was taken to SA in cash which is money laundering both in naija and South. $5.7m was paid to a company that does not have a valid licence to sell arms in SA. Both are illegitimate. Tell our oga at the top to call his boys to order. Enough of this disrepute

    • Richie

      ……very correct

    • aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola

      To the Office of National Security Adviser of Nigeria, to the South African government, it is not legitimate, why not take the matter to the South African court to prove that we are right. How would we be able to stop money laundering if many of us believe that we should smuggle money into another man’s country to buy arms using a third party. Have they succeeded in buying arms, Nigeria is a signatory to the UN convention of the eradication of proliferation of arms around the would, which means that we must be above board in the purchase of arms. You can go to the same market with boko haram to buy arms.

      • Chakuchanchap

        That is very correct.

    • Akiika

      Abeg! why una dey yearn like this? It is legitimate, yet they attempted to smuggle in raw cash without declaring it to the SA authority! On a second attempt, they decided to go through a company without an arms dealing license. Why use Oritsajefors jet? when we have armed forces that have jets? You guys are ridiculous with your baseless defense of this rogue Government.

  • longben

    The simple truth is an over-sexed (shower protects against HIV) and corrupt South African president is using this issue and the collapse of pastor Joshua’s church to burnish his tainted, corrupt and dirty image and divert attention away from from the fact that he is sitting on a powder keg that will soon blow up under him. Nigeria be damned if they dont pay an ungrateful and unbrotherly South Africa back in more bad coins than it can handle. YUCK, to think this is the same South Africa that i donated my school lunch money as a kid during apartheid when white boers were using them (blacks) as target practice back then really gores!!!

    • Aderemi

      But how wonderful would it be if all countries became impossible moneylaundering havens for Nigeria’s thievish government officials? Nigeria would surely be a better place. That’s why i support the South African government’s seizure of suspicious cash brought from Nigeria. More of such dirty money should be seized.

      It is not in the interest of honest Nigerian citizens that South Africa should be open for business to moneylaundering Nigerian officials. Under no circumstances must any of this seized cash be released to the Nigerian government officials under President Jonathan. No lesson will learnt in Nigeria should South Africa waive the law on this case.

    • Jujubeans

      Ask yourself this….Of all the Nigerian presidents/ governments in history, why has South Africa decided to “embarrass” this one, and this one alone?

      • longben

        There is a difference between embarrassing the person of Goodluck Jonathan alone and embarrassing Nigeria as a country. The mistake most of you make is tying the president who is just one man to whatever affects over 170 million Nigerians. South Africans take great delight in criminalizing everything Nigerian and even go as far as lynching Nigerian nationals living in the country. There are videos on youtube with South african police officers and citizens openly lynching Nigerians on the streets of South Africa which clearly have nothing to do with the president of Nigeria. Go to even Nigeria forums like nairaland and read the scorn and insults South Africans heap on Nigeria ranging from economic matters to Nigerian movies and even our military!! This has nothing to do with embarrassing mr Jonathan but all Nigerians including you and me. put on your thinking cap for once!!! Even South African women married to Nigeria nationals are automatically dissenfranchised in their own country. Check out the video of these women protesting against their ill treatment on youtube and tell me what that has to do with Jonathan or even money laundering.

        • Tonnero

          The behaviour of your president does not improve the regard the south africans (or any other africans by the way) have for Nigeria. Tell your president to behave and stop making noise.

        • KolapoAhmed

          Is it only in South Africa embarrassment is coming to Nigeira,it is all over the world because we don’t know our right from left

      • KolapoAhmed

        Because others have been doing their business in legitimate way and those that doo moneylaundery among them knows their way,but our clueless government always embarrased us before he learnt the lesson of how to do it.

    • Akiika

      Shhhhhh! you’re not making sense. Your president is a gangster from the creek! Is it $9.7 and $5.7 mill countries use to buy arms? for real? It is just an coveted attempt to launder money that was foiled. Death to the looters! Jonathan is reprobate!

  • Why are we wasting time on this? Please lets teach these ingrates lessons by shunning MTN and Multichoice out of Nigeria. We help them to overcome apartheid and they chose to pay us with evil. Lets confiscate their investments here and see who looses more. Nonense

    • murtala bg

      U sounds like a villager.

    • Jujubeans

      Congratulations! You are a great testament to our history of vicious dictators.

    • Akiika

      Na the common pauperized Nigerians dey watch cable? abeg shut it down make we see who e go pain. Even our shameless Govt. have DsTV and uses MTN. Na to watch the terrible NTA die be that! Instead of you guys to chastise your gangster president you are busy threatening MTN and DSTV! una no dey shame sef say no indigenous company dey compete with these guys? Jonathan and his Govt are reprobates!

  • NazirJos

    Thank God. More and hopefully many more plots to arm BH are uncovered. Ironically, the first week the first money was seized BH was substantially defeated by the Nig. Army. Instinct will naturally make you ask question: Was the money actually to be used against BH or reverse is the case? Why use illegitimate ways? If US would deny Nig. arms deals why not talk to Russia or China? I believe they would be more than happy to help. If it was really legit, arms worth $9.3mil was simply inadequate to strengthen army size of like Nigeria’s, especially still compared to the Nig. budget of security. I heard in the news recently that Nig. Mil. have recaptured Michika from BH. This is another indication that BH has fallen short of supply! To me if such forfeiture of arms money will lead to fall of BH, then I pray for continuation of it every other day! Because apparently it is almost opposite that is the case.

    • Richie

      NONSENSE……Listen to yourself.

    • Onyintare Cedric Anthony

      Chinese arms and ammunitions are not the best in the market as they do not last. Russian arms are ok but there are still better arms manufacturers.

  • Historian

    “The incompetence of Nigeria’s president (Goodluck Jonathan) and his
    government are hurting the country’s reputation at home and abroad.

    ………The Economist of London

    (May 10th, 2014)

    • Biodun Oshodi

      Dear Editor:

      Nigeria got into this mess only because the presidency of Mr. Jonathan
      turned itself into the procurement arm of the Nigerian Army, whereas,
      arms procurement is not the assigned duty of the Nigerian presidency.

      A dark financial motive probably misled certain hungry mouths inside

      the Jonathan presidency to simply hijack this procurement contract

      only for the supposed smart Alecs to land in disgrace overseas.

      • Richie

        ……and you forgot that there had been countless allegation on how the military has been diverting funds…..why would the Presidency be allowing that……there are more problem somewhere that is allowing these deals not to go through….very soon we will be aright in the information………I dont see any bad in what the Presidency is doing but we have saboteurs who have been fighting against GEJ’s tenure……but we are Nigerians….it will come to pass……..by mid of 2015 whether positive or negative…..it will be all over.

  • austine007

    Shut down MTN, DSTV and all South African interest in Nigeria… Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mobolaji Osikoya

      Can you pls tell us d crime that both MTN and DSTV committed that warrants shutn dem down? SA said you acted against their laws. It is either you apply to their courts to prove your legitimacy or keep quiet and stop embarassing the nation further.

      • Richie

        ……on international mis understanding like this……any approach used to counter it would always be understandable……even if MTN, DSTV and others have not really done bad…..but thats the outcome of international politics……check out Russia relationship with America, Europe and including Australia where certain companies products are barred by Russia due to political face off with the countries……..Its time for Nigeria to hit SA hard…….we know how much the companies return back to SA. Nigerian Market has put DSTV and MTN as leaders in their industries within Africa……Tourism that give SA more than 20% of their GDP……about 50% of such income is generated by Nigerians visiting SA. SA should be made to know that Nigeria is their senior brother and has spent lots of tax payers money to make them even exist…..

    • Akiika

      Na the common pauperized Nigerians dey watch cable? abeg shut it down make we see who e go pain. We go all watch NTA die! Instead of you guys to chastise una gangster president for attempting to do illegal deals, you are busy attempting to play the blame game.

  • Rufus

    only God knows how much arms have already been illegally imported successfully in preparation for mass murder. May the LORD of the innocents humiliate the conspirators and evil doers

  • Mobolaji Osikoya

    I am ashamed that even Karounwi does not know that his boss transacted business with an illegitimate company. Tell your boss that SA is .not NG where all manner of transaction goes. In SA law books, d coy that your boss transacted biz with does not have a prevailing licence as at the time NSA wired the money and that was d reason d coy decided to refund d money but d SA govt had to seize d money because the transaction was not legit. That you wired money through the bank does not make it legit. Please, I am not one of those that does not know the difference btw stealing and corruption according to our oga at the top.

  • Rome

    Bunch of thieves and hardened criminals who would be voted out next year.!! There is nothing on the End user certificate that can be purchased for 5.7 million dollars.The backdated invoices and end user certificates were merely after thought’s

    These guys are just not very smart but unfortunately the vast majority of Nigerians are smart either and are just as equally gullible because they dont know any better!!

  • GIMBA Andrew

    I do not understand What South Africa wants from Nigeria.The harass our passengers at the airport,rob our businessmen,our footballers are not spared.Without Nigeria n other well meaning world leaders South Africa will still be under colonial rules.Thanks for Mandela a peaceful man ,a world leader n highly respected SA changed for better but when Zuma came in as President with all purported dirt around him he simply toyed n danced with the opposition. What does he want?hHe should think again

    • Akiika

      Tell your gangster president to go by the rules and stop attempting to do business like drug lords!

  • Onyintare Cedric Anthony

    We will not give in to the Black mail by the Americans who are pushing the South Africa to do what they are doing. We will not allow the Americans to set up AFRICOM Base in Nigeria even if it is the only way to defeat BH. Block all our efforts to acquire arms and ammunitions it is the worst you can do. As for the South Africans keep up with playing the American Script but remember one good turn deserves another life is all about scratching me back as I scratch yours.
    Terrorism has no national boundary so we as Africans should join hands together to fight it and not play to the gallery because it is not affecting you right now.

    • Akiika

      Are you OK? go check your temp. you seem to be having high fever that is affecting your sanity?

      • Onyintare Cedric Anthony

        Really? Thank you for your comment it only shows you are one whose level is of its lowest form. If you think you know the truth spill it out.
        I know more than you think and understand the underlying issues more than you so I will not join issues with you.

  • Dr Pat KOlawole Awosan

    President Ebele Jonathan is a disgrace to Nigerians with his angry reaction to the seizure of the latest S5.7 million dollars which he sent through his errand boys to be laundered in South Africa but caught by South African public prosecutor and seized.Shameless Ebele Jonathan who keep disgracing Nigeria.

  • Victory

    Unlike Nigeria, SA has a very strong and functioning institutions that are quite independent of state manipulations. Therefore most of the sentiments being expressed in this forum means nothing to SA. We can however be sure that SA will do its due diligence in investigating the issues and do the needful in due course.

  • Ola

    Even most of the musical videos by Nigerian Artists are shot in SA, WHY and what nonsense? It is time we either stop most economy ties with SA or reduce them to the barest minimum. Even the Politicians are just too corrupt to trust. Imagine that rogue call Fayose who is allowed to come back as a Governor with the backing of Jonathan Badluck. As a Nigerian, I was married to a SA lady and can tell you that they do not like Nigerians a bit. Useless, selfish and shameless PDP Politicians.