Finally, Buhari settles for Tinubu ally, Yemi Osinbajo, as running mate

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Nigeria.

After days of marathon meetings and horse-trading, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, has settled for a former Attorney General of Lagos, Yemi Osinbajo, as his running mate, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report.

A source close to Mr. Buhari said the APC agreed on Mr. Osinbajo Tuesday night as a concession to a former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, who for days pushed himself forward for the slot.

Mr. Tinubu’s  presumed candidature, according to party sources, was aggressively pushed by former party chairman, Bisi Akande, and a cohort of south west governors, which did not sink well with many of his own long time allies.

However an influential league of young party leaders, buoyed by two poll results that suggested South-west Yoruba would welcome a muslim-muslim ticket provided the vice presidential pick is competent, veered towards Babatunde Fashola, incumbent governor of Lagos State .

Mr. Tinubu’s  first choice candidate however was Yemi Osinbajo, 55, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and University of Lagos professor of commercial law, who helped rebuild the Lagos State judiciary as a national reference point.

He was a two-term attorney-general of the state, and connected to the powerful Awolowo political dynasty by marriage. He is married to the late Obafemi Awolowo’s grand daughter.

 Party insiders, who do not want to be named, told PREMIUM TIMES in Lagos that once Mr. Buhari expressed open preference to have a running mate from the South West, Mr. Tinubu offered him a three-man list that had  Mr. Osinbajo, himself [Tinubu], and Mr. Fashola.

The Tinubu gambit, according to his aides, was, however, a strategic ploy to reinforce Mr. Osinbajo’s candidature and dim Mr. Fashola’s chances since it seemed Mr. Buhari appeared to have a soft spot for him.

“In essence, Tinubu, while promoting claims to his own candidature, was actually playing a wedge politics to fend off opposition to Osinbajo,” one of his closest aides said in Abuja Tuesday night.

Mr. Osinbajo, a top cleric in the powerful Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, and the Chairman of the governing board of the Redeemer’s University, was thought to be a powerful choice to match the Jonathan ticket that has been wooing the  Christian constituency through serial pilgrimages, and the subtle elevation of the status of the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria to a virtual presidential adviser’s position.

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] and many of its campaign slogans have sought to milk the deficit implicit in a possible Muslim-Muslim ticket, an arrangement that would have emerged in the event of either a Tinubu or Fashola candidature as running mates.

Party leaders, offering insight on the vice presidential pick, said  “Yes, it has been agreed that Mr. Osinbajo should be the one, it was finally agreed last night. There is going to be a press conference to present him today.”

Professor Osinbajo, who is also the resident minister at the Olive Tree parish of the  Redeemed Church on Banana island of Lagos State, is one of the closest aides  to the Church’s General Overseer and revered clergyman, Enoch Adeboye.

He has at various times been Master of Ceremony at the church’s Holy Ghost Convention and Congreses usually held at its Camp Ground along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

By choosing Mr. Osinbajo, Mr. Buhari is making history of running with another cleric and lawyer.

Tunde Bakare, the iconoclastic cleric who ministers at the Latter Rain Assembly was his running mate in the 2011 presidential election.  Mr. Bakare also trained as a lawyer who worked in the law offices of the late Gani Fawehinmi and the late Rotimi Williams.

Nevertheless, before settling for Mr. Osinbajo, the leadership of the APC had first resolved that neither Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State nor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo in the South-South geo-political zone would be on the ticket by narrowing its search to the South West region.

In line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010, political parties have up till Thursday to submit names of their presidential and vice presidential candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC].

The National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, had told journalists on Tuesday that the party would announce its presidential running mate today in keeping with the nation’s electoral law.


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  • Good choice and a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church OF God. God has a hand in the future of Nigeria. Fashola could be used for strategic positions in Government.

  • G4

    Out of all the sterling candidates they went for another Jonathan, this campaign has just lost its steam. Without Fashola, Oshiomole or Amaechi as the running mate this is not going to fly.

    • tundemash

      You very well know most Nigerians are politically naive ……. even the e-rats would have some dirts on Jesus Christ if chosen. The most important thing is these rogues should be pushed aide next year beore they bankrupt Nigeria.

      Latest news 30mins ago is that:

      $1 bn excess crude money “missing” as FAAC meeting ends in confusion.

      the Excess Crude Account has depleted from more than $40 billion in 2007 to about $4 billion in 2014.

      It’s one scandal per week …..

      Oshiomole can be Minister of Wroks
      Amechi can be Minister of Petroleum.
      Fashola can be Minister of Justice !

      • AGA

        Kwankwaso can be minister of education

      • G4

        Lets be honest at the back of everyones mind we know the VP we choose is literally a heat beat away from the presidency should anything happen and will be well placed for a presidential campaign come 2023. They have chosen a weak candidate like OBJ did in 2007 (Donald Duke) because the others were too hot for them, this is exactly what has happened. Even if they manage to win the election in the long run this is a huge mistake.

        • tundemash

          Thanks for your opinion. That is the choice …. i won’t bother ask you how you know Osibanjo is weak .

    • Olajide

      I support your view @G4 but they must have pacified Amaeachi in some way for Prof to emerge as the running mate for GMD come 2015, but anyways APC seem to be getting public interest lately, I see a hard time for PDP. Let the best team win ..Long live Nigeria!!!!

    • TRUTH MASTER

      G4, there is politics and there is realpolitik, if you know what I mean. I have always believed no one should engage in absolutism in politics, to say if not me, no one else. That’s why, I believe, the APC threw its presidential candidacy open to all. That’s why the APC Govs wanted the VP slot. But then it seems the APC ”zoned” the VP slot to the SW. And that will be strategic. With the NE and NW largely in the kitty, yes largely in the APC’s kitty, the battle ground is the SW. But how do you want bloc votes from a region without giving its people a stake? Fashola is ruled out on the basis of religion, which the PDP/Jonathan thrive on. Amaechi and Oshiomhole are in the SS, where the Chair of the APC comes from. SE is unabashedly Pro-Jonathan, and most votes from the region will go to the President, even if Ojukwu were alive and he is picked as running mate! Need I say more?

  • chuka

    GOOD BYE JONATHAN.

  • ANY SOUTHWEST POLITICIAN WITH A CLEAN PAST WILL ENSURE BUHARI’S VICTORY IN 2015.

  • Tufiakwa

    Very weak Alhaji Buhari had no option but pick another Thiefnubu errand boy or the graduate of “University of Chicago,” Oluwole Campus himself. It was widely reported Booohari did not want Osibajo the lightweight. What an indecisive, wicked, murderous, illiterate coupist. And what about Amaechi who opened the doors of the treasury of Rivers State for Buhari in order to get on the Aggrieved Partisan Confusionists presidential ticket? Good time for the prodigal to return home.

    • Aminu

      Good bye GEJ good bye Tufiakwa good bye all other religious bigots/confusionist.Hear filled with hatred,illiteracy,idleness et all will remain dark forever.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      The enemies of progress have employed abuses, name-calling, lies, etc. Yet the APC marches on. If you have ever met Osibajo, you would not dare call him a lightweight. He is as smart, brilliant, urbane and God-fearing as they come. But such is the level of ignorance of Jonathanians on this forum. Their lack of depth and susceptibility to primordial interests are the reason they are fading away. And fade away they must!

  • warry

    A strong and powerful GMB according to some of us could not stand up to Tinibu,but GEJ could stand up to Obasanjo.Nigerians be wise.Do not let anybody deceive you Analyze the facts and evidence on ground ,not peoples opinions and sentiments.Be analytical and not sentimental

    • tundemash

      Too little too late …… no more “awoof” stove and rice …. it’s back to the creek diving underwater for perewinkle !

      • warry

        Instead of planting trees with billions every year,better to have stoves.I think some of this president’s decisions are light years ahead for some of us to appreciate.

        Honestly,the ability to analyze and appreciate govt. policies may be part of the problem

      • oidele

        Just exactly what warry was referring to. Instead of being analytical and weighing facts and evidence, all you can say is “awoof”, “creek” and “periwinkle”….. I am surprised you didn’t add “shoeless” and “ogogoro”
        If you refuse or are unable to vote with your God given brain now, I am sure you will start agitating all over again two years from today when your Tinubu extend his empire from Lagos to cover the whole Nation.

        • tundemash

          Cl0wn.. that is the beauty of democracy …. id=f APC messes up, it is 4 years and they are out. Only a luntic wants to continue with same looters after 16 years.

          Thanks for reminding me other qualities you find at the creek.
          Meanwhile ……please do not forget to remind Dumbo to show up for the Presidential debate this time around, we would not accept him debating Dbaj like he did in 2011.

  • kammykazee

    Not a bad choice, combination of a retired general and and professor of law is a welcome selection.

  • Bayo

    Let’s see what religion fanatics will make of the choice of Osibajo.

    • tundemash

      they will switch to ethnicity

      • Maria

        Hahahaahahahaha! They have started already even before you made this comment… it is everywhere now…They are now shouting Igbos and South south have been schemed out. I wonder how?

        • djay

          were they in the scheme of things before?

          • Wähala

            Yes, Okorocha also ran!

        • tundemash

          They are cl0wns …. when same Buhari chose igbo men as V.P.s in 1999 and 2007… did they vote for him ? Was it not same Yoruba (OBJ) with an hausa VP(Atiku) they voted for ? They are Confused id0its !

      • djay

        lol

  • Maria

    PDP is finished… No wonder GEJ did not go to the just concluded RCCG Holy Ghost congress to kneel before the man of God as his tradition.

  • kammykazee

    PdPigs over to you, give us what you have against this Apc presidential combo.

    • tundemash

      Their religious card has been nullified, they will switch to ethnic card !

  • AA

    We are 100% supported,we wish them best of luck.

  • Maria

    Buari has made the best choice and he is assured of the south west massive votes and Christian votes as well. God bless GMB, God bless Prof Osibanjo, God bless Nigeria.

    • Gaskiya

      Ameen and Ameen

    • Wähala

      @Maria,
      Edit to ‘Buhari’ and add: ‘God Bless APC’ if you could… Danke shon!

  • _Proudly Niger Deltan

    WHY APC MUST FAIL, The SS&SE are not allergic to Presidency
    ===================================================
    1960 – 1966 – Mallam Tafawa Balewa (NORTH), Duration = 5yrs
    1967 – 1976 – Mallam Yakubu Gowon (NORTH), Duration = 9yrs
    1976 – 1976 – Mallam Muritala Mohammed (NORTH) Duration = 6months
    1977 – 1979 – Oloye Obasanjo Aremu, (WEST) Duration = 3yrs
    1979 – 1983 – Mallam Shehu Shagari , (NORTH), Duration = 4yr
    1983 – 1985 – Mallam Mohammed Bokohari (NORTH), Duration = 3yrs
    1986 – 1993 – Mallam Ibrahim Badmanmusi Babangida (NORTH),Duration = 8yrs
    1993 – 1993 – Oloye Shonekan Earnest, (WEST), Duration =3months
    1993 – 1998 – Mallam Sani Abacha (NORTH), Duration = 5yrs
    1998 – 1999 – Mallam Abdulsalami Abubacar, (NORTH), Duration = 1yr
    1999 – 2007 – Oloye Obasanjo Aremu, (WEST) Duration = 8yrs
    2007 – 2010 – Mallam Musa Yara Dua, (NORTH, Duration = 3yrs
    2010 – 2018 – Dr GoodestLuck Ebele Jonathn, (SOUTH), Duration = 8yrs

    STATISTICS
    ==========
    NORTH = 11 Presidents in 39yrs (72% Occupation of Presidency)
    WEST = 2 Presidents in 12yrs (23% Occupation of Presidency)
    SOUTH = 1 President in 4yrs (7% Occupation of Presidency)
    EAST = Nil (Zero President) (0% Occupation of Presidency)

    This grotesque imbalance is visible to the blind & audible to the deaf. The question is: Are the people of the South & East allergic to presidency? Why must Nigeria be continuously misgoverned by the North & West? It is time to place culpability where culpability belongs.If it is ‘One Nigeria’ , then other parts of Nigeria MUST govern. Pure & Simple. The South & East are tired of people wasting its resources. Where is EQUITY? Where is FEDERAL character in Presidency? …any attempt to return North/West to power marks the beginning of the end of continent Nigeria…an expressway to de-amagalmate? Nonsense!

    • Tayelolu

      You are scared and unhappy that APC has literally won the 2015 presidential election? Why? With Osibajo, you can no longer LIE about APC. Hence this scare! I am loving your desperation!

    • Uwadiegwu

      No vacancy in Aso Rock until 2018 or end the fake nation.

      • TRUTH MASTER

        Only the people of Nigeria can determine that. Let them speak with their votes!

      • tundemash

        mor0n it is called democracy and it is the votes that will determine who will be there next year ! Go and lick your wounds ….

    • TRUTH MASTER

      No one is bigger than Nigeria! Nigeria will not break because of change. And whichever part of the country wants to lead must fight for it, must show they want it and must work to convince other regions to vote for their candidate. Power is never served a la carte. No amount of threat will change this.

      • Uturu Mgbagbu

        That’s your opinion. End the fake nation.

        • TRUTH MASTER

          Now that reality is dawning on you, you want the nation to end. But when your hero has been messing up the country for many years, you never advocated that. Nigeria will NOT break. It will survive.

          • Uturu Mgbagbu

            Read the figures quoted above. How many years did your incestuous brother and your masters in the North run down this country? You want Jonathan the magician to correct all Nigeria’s ills since 1914 in 4 years. End the fake nation.

          • tundemash

            a cl0wn throwing his toys out of the pram. What is stopping you eding the nation ? Is your Dumbo not the C-in-C ??

        • tundemash

          a cl0wn throwing his toys out of the pram. What is stopping you eding the nation ? Is your Dumbo not the C-in-C ?

      • Abbey Bassey (Eket)

        SHUT up my friend! Does Nigeria belong to North & West? are Yorubas and Hausas the only ones in this country? are they not the ones who have mismanaged Nigeria for over 5 decades? and each time they gang up to rig election. But their end is here. Never will the Igbo’s East and the Niger Delta’s South accept such an unholy alliance or be ready for live exchanges, if you know what I mean.

        • tundemash

          Cl0wn …. when same Buhari chose igbo men as V.P.s in 1999 and 2007… did you vote for him ? Was it not same Oruba (OBJ) with an hausa VP(Atiku) you voted for ? Confused id0its !

          • M.E.N.D.S Jaja

            If you know what the South & East are up to, I am sure you will be crying now. Just wait till next year…and am I am sure you will begin to look for a different definition for insurgency…and probably realize too, that there are experts who can make a ‘country’ like Nigeria eternally ungovernable. Best of luck!

          • tundemash

            Keep quiet there ! You threatened South Africa hell will be let loose if they jail terrorist Okar …. has anything happened since Okar was jailed ? Empty barrels make most sound!
            Only an intelectually d@ft man would be proud of violence.

        • 2015 president

          Olodo, product of baby factory.

        • TRUTH MASTER

          1. Nigeria belongs to all. The SE has the right to contest for the leadership of Nigeria like other regions.

          2. Gang-up is your own word. I don’t know what you are saying. It was no gang up when Zik led his party into alliance with NPN…..leaving Awo in the lurch!

          3. This is the first successful alliance between the SW and the North.
          Now it has become a gang up. No problem

          4. If the SE wants power….which I believe it deserves…it has to show the other regions that it wants it. Lining up behind every brat in power is not how to do it.

          5. Finally, the entire votes of the SS and SE is just about the same as those of the SW! Not to talk of the NW and the NE with massive votes. What I am saying is that the SE and SS alone can’t win the President (just as no region can). They need to work with other regions. Threat doesn’t do it. Good day!

    • tundemash

      Olodo ….. why did you not invest in APC ? Stop moaning !

      • Tufiakwa

        What about Amaechi who emptied Rivers State’s billions? He has been made campaign manager to spend more public money for the so called “incorruptible” illiterate coupist.

        • tundemash

          was that why you didn’t vote for an igbo in 1999 and 2007 ?

    • Bidemi Lukman

      Your daft teacher missed one president that changed the structure of the nation to what the government exploit thereafter to bleed the nation. That was Aguiyi Ironsi. The cunny president from the East, changed the regional system of government to federal system we have now to arrogate more power to himself. His government was the beginnig of Nigerian problem. The Regional favored resource control and regional development. No head of state has ever or would ever revert to Regional system due to their selfish interest

      • Isi Agwo

        Liar! Who created 12 states out of the regions? Gowon. He wanted to weaken the Eastern Region/Biafra. Stop almajerin history.

        • Bidemi Lukman

          Isi, I know you wish to learn. Aguiyi Ironsi promulgated “Unification Decree” to unify Nigeria into a unitary state. With this, the regions were not autonomuos as the power is heavily concentrated at the Federal level. Before he introduced the Unitary system of government; which many believed then that he used to favour the Ibos, the Regions were autonomy, control their resources and struggles to outweight each other in developmental projects. His unitary system reshaped our Federal system till today in which power is unduely concentrated at the Federal level.

    • Aji

      Get your bags ready to go back to your village then. Because GMB is taking over come 2015. If you like go and hug transformer!

    • Gaskiya

      Please blame Jonathan for your despair. He missed the opportunity given to the south south. Of course, another chance will still come your way one day. Hopefully, you will put someone who respect humanity and not its destroyer like Jonathan. He supported and connived to the killing of innocent Muslims and Christians in the Northeast and you expect people to vote for him. A lunatic president.

    • Ayodele

      Thanks for this post.. But you have to divide Nigeria as North and South .. or You have to go with the N.E, N.W, Middle Belt, S.S , S.W and S.E.. you can’t spit it as North, West, South and East.. What about Aguiyi Ironsi – East???
      And just to remind you now, we are in Democracy, if you want a Igbo president.. then a Igbo man will have to come out to be voted.. A Igbo man with National Appeal.. or atleast come out on a platform with strong political based.. I was very disappointed when Igbo’s Apga pulled out of formation of APC…

      It is an Irony , that with the widespread of Igbo across the country, We are yet to have a Igbo man with Strong National Appeal… If Obi have moved Apga into APC, maybe there will be a strong voice in APC for the Igbo now.. Humm.. what do i know sef..

    • warry

      Thanks let every body rule then we can compare and contrast the different zones.It will also promote National cohesion.

    • Adewale Stephen Adeniyi

      Is that the reason why you people are buying warships? So that you can
      cause another round of commotion in the country after 2015 election? I
      will rather advise you to go and read the history of South Sudan. The
      recent happenings in Sudan where South Sudan, with its massive oil
      resources, broke away only to start another round of Civil War should be
      a timely lesson to an ethnic chauvinist like you who are at the
      vanguard of agitation for succession in Nigeria. In a region where there
      exists numerous warlords and untoward rivalry like the South-South, it
      would not be long before a grievous round of crisis would start knocking
      at your door. Of course, this is not limited to any region in Nigeria.
      However, the earlier people like you come to realisation that you and
      your family’s well-being depends solely on our togetherness, the better
      for everyone.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Than handwriting is on the wall. Change is in the air. This is a winning team. Congrats to the folks there at the APC.

  • emmanuel

    Congrats Rotimi Amaechi.

    You go pay River State N19 billion back before you go jail!

    Meanwhile, Bakare a Church leader and well loved Cleric did not get the peoples vote in 2011 when he was paired with an Islamist and this will not be an exception

    • tundemash

      Go and lick your wounds …….

    • Naija man

      Poor you. There is no way you can compare Bakare with Osinbajo because while the former has never held any political post in his life prior to 2011, the latter was Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Lagos State for 8 straight years. Another dimension to look at is the fact that Bakare is the pastor of one church located in Lagos while Osinbajo is a pastor in a church that has branches all over Nigeria and could translate to goodwill from the members.
      As for Amaechi, both he and Oshiomole would have made fantastic running mates for GMB but since the party chairman is from the South-South, it would have been unjust for the zone to also get the VP slot while other zones are left out. This is politics and every zone must be carried along and represented in the spirit of equity.

    • Gaskiya

      Please do not tell us what we know.

  • Uwadiegwu

    A presidential ticket of a serial election loser (lost 3 presidential elections, coupist) and a man who never ever ran or won any election in his life sounds like a winning team to me (wink, wink).

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Don’t be in a hurry. You suffer from political naivety of the highest order. Go and read your history books. You will see those who lost many more times than Buhari eventually winning power. One of them is former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade. As a long-time opposition leader, he ran for office four times (starting in 1978) before he won. After all it is said: If you fail, try and try again. Victory is never too far off. Being a ‘serial loser’ like you perjoratively described Buhari will make his victory even sweeter this time! Stop winking if you still want your eyes to see well…..after Buhari’s victory!!!

      • Dr, Kelechi Ifejiagwa

        Another is his fellow name sake in nearby Niger Republic – Muhammad Issofou! So, this time around GMB is marching straight on into Aso Rock (ably backed up by an intellect in a Prof of Law and the massive electorate support). And because the people have chosen, truth can no longer be relegated to the doldrums of corruption anymore…or is it just thieving??? Hahahahaha

    • Gaskiya

      Do you win every task you undertake the first time?????????????? Nature does not operate like the way you are thinking. Whoever keeps trying will surely win.

    • segun

      I go laaf tire. You can no longer use religion against APC!!! So? You become FRUSTRATED!!!! Ah ah ha I am loving your frustration in ASO Rock and PDP . O ya afira start packing your load from Aso Rock!

  • JonathanPHOBIC

    THIS DRIVE TO DOMINATE THE SOUTH & EAST must be resisted with everything in sight, So vote wisely

    ===================================================================================

    “They have almost succeeded in subjugating the Middle Belt and making them voiceless and now extending same to the south. …Anything that has a beginning must have an end…the time of reckoning has come.”

    “… even though they contribute very little economically to the well-being of Nigeria, they have over the years served and presided over the supposedly national wealth derived in the main from the Middle Belt and the southern part of this country, while the people from these parts of the country have been completely deprived from benefiting from the resources given to them by God.”

    “In the light of all the above and in …the overall progress of the Nigerian state a temporary decision to excise the following states namely, Sokoto, Borno, Katsina, Kano and Bauchi states from the Federal Republic of Nigeria comes into effect immediately…”

    Gideon Orkar
    April 22,1990.
    Lagos,Nigeria.
    MAJOR GIDEON ORKAH
    ………………………………………..and the 5 states mentioned by Gideon 24yrs ago are the Boko haram states of today.

    • tundemash

      Liar …. when Igbos were chosen as VP in 1999 and 2007 … how many votes did you give to the Igbo VP candidates then? Did you guys not stil voted same roguish PDP with Yoruba man as President and Hausa man as VP. Confusion is your surname !

    • Gaskiya

      You are a confused person.

    • truth

      Thank you Bro. This move should be resisted and rejected outright. This is 21st century…No more slaves or deliberate deceit. One can now see clearly why Yar adua deliberately failed to transmit a letter to his then VP when he was terminally ill…and the West seems eternally enslaved by the antics of the North. Whether cowardice or hypnosis, it still remains unclear. Ordinarily, with the statistics of mismanagement of Nigeria in focus, the North & West being chief culprits, should not move close to Aso Rock in the next 15yrs.Niger

      Should Jega succeed in his plans to rig in favour of North & West, the entire East & South (Niger Delta) should begin a revolution for secession. That will be the only guarantee for peace and stability in the entity called Nigeria. The Hausas & Yorubas have no 2 heads.

      • tundemash

        finally … Mr. Career Liar is no more “neutral”. How come the choice of Osibajo in a party, APC, you all gave no chance has triggered so much hopelessness to you ?

        When same Buhari chose Igbo candidates as V.P. in 1999 and 2007, how come you Igbos still voted in the Yoruba (OBJ) and Hausa(Atiku) at the expense of your brothers then; was it because the Hausas & Yorubas have no 2 heads then?

        You are just a drowning confused man !
        Get busy on how to get Dumbo to come for teh Presidential debate……. can you imagine a V.P. debate involving Yemi Osibajo and Sambo ? It’s a walk over !!!! ha ha ha ahah !!!!

    • Adewale Stephen Adeniyi

      You are suffering from “Jonathanphobia disease”. You better pay a timely visit to a physician before it becomes too late

  • djay

    Compare and contrast, which will you prefer? A Phd holder in Zoology as President and Architect as VP or A retired General as President and Professor of Law as VP.

  • Naija man

    What people failed to see was that Tinubu only put himself in the picture to safely secure the slot for his loyalist because he knows very well that a Muslim-Muslim ticket will not fly. This is the same Tinubu that acceded to the request of Lagos Christian leaders that a Christian should succeed BRF considering the fact that both Tinubu and his successor are Muslims and he ensured Akin Ambode emerged as the party flag bearer. There is no way the man would ignore the sensitive nature of religion and politics in today’s Nigeria considering the fact that even PDPigs and Olosi Metuh labelled APC an Islamic party.

  • Shehu Monguno

    Professor Yemi Osibajo? an unknown political character in the South West? abandoning an Governor Rotimi Azubike Amaechi and a Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole for a Professor Yemi Osibajo? If Pastor Tunde Bakare a Church owner could not pull the Christian votes is it a parish pastor that will do it? i may be wrong, but the South West has become everyone’s battle ground.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Just imagine. Must people always come here to advertise their political ignorance? Political structures win elections. Bakare had none and could not have won. Osibajo is Tinubu’s candidate. And Tinubu’s political structure is unparalleled. Need more education?

      • Shehu Monguno

        Tinubu political structure? We live in interesting times. Please is it not the same political structure that failed woefully in the Ekiti and Ondo State elections or is it the same political structures that
        returned Governor Aregbesola back to office in Osun state with barely 40% of the votes casted? Talking of political structures, it was infighting in PDP not any political structure that cost PDP the governorship elections in Ogun and Oyo State in 2011.

        IN Ogun State the fight for the soul of PDP between General Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Gbenga Daniel resulted in PDP been split with Governor Gbenga Daniel decamping to Peoples Party of Nigeria [PPN] and supporting Mr Gboyega Isiaka while General Obasanjo supported General Adetunji Olurin. Votes were shared and ACN coasted home to Government House

        In Oyo state the crisis in Oyo state PDP forced Ex-Governor Rasheed Ladoja to decamp from PDP to Accord Party and the likes of Richard Akinjide Senator Folarin to mention a few fought Governor Alao Akala and refuse to support Governor Alao Akala’s reelection bid. The results of the elections were; Abiola Ajumobi (ACN) 420,852, Alao Akala (PDP) 387,132 and Rasheed Ladoja (Accord Party) 275,773. Governor Abiola Ajumobi won the election with barely 40% of the vote. As it stands today, Alao Akala, Richard Akinjide, Rasheed Ladoja, and Senator Folarin all support one presidential candidate. We really live in interesting times

        • TRUTH MASTER

          You wrote all this just to dispute that Asiwaju has a powerful political machinery? No need. Just go and ask Pres. Jonathan, who resorted to begging Asiwaju before he won in the SW in 2011. This time, no need for long grammar, Watch out!

          • Shehu Monguno

            Truth Master, when I was growing in Monguno, Borno state, our elders told us that the Yoruba’s were politically sophisticated and do not play feudal politics the way politics “use to be” played Northern Nigeria. Coming from that background, doff my hat for a Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has been able to maintain a level of political control over the South West. As a student of public policy and political science, I am trained to look beyond the surface and examine issue on a case by case basis. Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not as politically savvy as Nigerians have been made to believe and he is in no position to deliver the entire South West on a platter og gold to anyone or political party. As I tried to show in my last post, infighting in Ogun and Oyo PDP, much more than a savvy Bola Ahmed Tinubu or his political structure won the elections for ACC in Ogun and Oyo states. Ekiti and Ondo states elections are excellent case studies of the limit of Tinubu’s influence

          • TRUTH MASTER

            OK. I respect your views. Let’s see how things play out 14 Feb. 2014

            My prediction: APC will win in SW and PDP will be a distant second.

            But these quick points:

            1. The vote in Ekiti was against Fayemi, not against Tinubu. Fayemi lost that election, rather than Fayose winning it. So it is not an indictment of Tinubu or the APC, if you understand what transpired.

            2. Ondo is up for grabs right now. Mimiko’s political associates, whom he left in the lurch when he crossed over to the PDP, are spoiling for war. Ondo PDP is badly fractured.

            3. Ogun will be tight, but the APC will win……no long story!

            4. Osun, Lagos are in the kitty.

            5. Oyo may be too close to call right now, but APC has not lost it

      • Sword of Damocles

        Sir Your eyes eyes are not only wide open, but clear. This i suspect is Asiwaju’s 2nd choice, but the important thing is, it was HIS(Asiwaju’s ) choice to make with MAI Gaskiya having “veto” power. It is a big choice, as it should now GUARANTEE that the Asiwaju’s Political Machine in the SW brings BULK VOTES in Feb 2015. Since the Prof is a renowned legal scholar, i can see a big part of his role in GMB’s Govt. as the one who make the legal case(strictly adhering to the rule of law) against the looters and betrayers together with the AGF. Exciting times, Sai Mai Gaskiya

    • Naija man

      Both Rotimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomole would have made fantastic running mates for GMB
      but since the party chairman, Chief John Oyegun is from the South-South, it would have been
      unjust for the zone to also get the VP slot while other zones are left
      out. This is politics and every zone must be carried along and
      represented in the spirit of equity.

    • tundemash

      What was Dumbo’s antedecent before OBJ plucked him to be a V.P. ? Is there any achievement attached to being a deputy gov in lowly Bayelsa ?

      • Shehu Monguno

        Tundemash, “Dumbo@ was a deputy governor and governor of Bayelsa state and many Nigerians knew him politically. Please who knows Professor Yemi Osibajo politically? Lowly Bayelsa provides 20% of all Nigeria’s revenue that your state government and my state government line up every month in Abuja to collect

        • tundemash

          wetin concern agbero with overload. You were going to vote PDP irrespective of who APC choose as their V.P. so why are you so much pained on whom they choose as V.P. ? How exactly are you affected by Osibajo’s choice please ?

    • Wähala

      Who no know am go soon know… I knew him as AG of Eko!

      • Shehu Monguno

        I have worked directly on several project with the Professor were he represented SimmonsCooper Partners as the Senior Partner. My question is who knows Professor Yemi Osibajo politically?

        • Wähala

          One day begins every story…
          Who knew Dumbo/Sambo politically before providence shot them into limelight? At least, Osinbajo served as AG of Lagos State under Tinubu so, he’s not entirely unknown if you don’t live in a cave. Go-siddon!

          • Shehu Monguno

            Wahala, you might not have known Governor Sambo because you live perhaps in Lagos or somewhere in Southern Nigeria. Governor Sambo was not just the Governor of Kaduna State (if you understand the significance of Kaduna in Northern Nigeria as the administrative capital of old Northern Nigeria), Governor Sambo was also the Chairman and host of the Northern governor’s forum. If in Southern Nigeria Governor Sambo was not known, he was known in Northern Nigeria before he became Vice President. Nice day

        • Mosaku 147

          Everybody does sir!

  • Yusuf

    Good news, Osibanjo will probably be the first VP from the west

  • Sharia Terrorist

    .Professor Yemi Osinbajo is nobody in politics. This is not the time for technocrat but techno-politicians.

    A Win-Win for GEJ. Professor Yemi Osinbajo is not a tested politician and of no political value. Buhari is a Bigot; he can’t do nothing about it. Not even 1000 pastors can save him.

    Buhari will be a good Caliph in a Caliphate not a democratic Nigeria. He can start from Zambissa forest as your Caliph. Nigeria is not a Muslim country.

    • dudu

      What a sore loser you are! Repent and better come to APC, the winning party, the party of the moment

      • Fulani Nomad

        He is not after winning. Telling him to repent is akin to telling him not to eat-fat.

        • dudu

          Okay O!

      • Wähala

        Na dia way… check how many PDP candidates are in court or appealing their losses.
        LoL!

    • Maria

      With the millions of votes from the north and south west, you will soon realise that it is Jonathan who has no political values. Not for OBJ and the south west votes in 2011, he would be tendering crocodiles and blowing pipelines or doing his usual business, oil bunkering in the creeks.

      • Wähala

        Even his Sou-Sou is not water under the bridge…
        Amaechi, Oshimhole and Okorocha will reap him apart in their regions. Sha, me sef dey happy that the SW is secured before chasing geese in other regions. Dumbo in pepper soup… wallahi!

    • Wähala

      TAWANDA Otile Olosi… why are you now hiding? Didn’t I tell you your days are numbered? Start saving for stormy days, not rainy days. Hahaha chei!

      • Sharia Terrorist

        Why u dey pursue me? What is your problem?

        • Wähala

          I wan buy odeku… dis news wort am. Wah you say mon?

          • Sharia Terrorist

            Buy the odeku for GEJ swearing-in for 2nd term. No rush!

  • dudu

    The APC is a serious party, I thank all well meaning Nigerians who made this a reality. PDP, please pack your bags because your tenancy in Aso Rock will be due by February 14 2014, and history will be made. Congratulations to APC, all patriotic Nigerians cant wait to have you at the Centre of Government

    • Statement

      Fortunately , elections are not fought and won on the pages of newspapers. Nigerians be ware. The general is on a suicide mission now. He will kill everyone and himself . He will start from you Internet warriors. All the abuse on Joanthan can never be tolerated by him .

      • dudu

        Even though I am a member of the fourth estate, but I would rather take my chances with Buhari, and here’s why: At the General’s age, he has seen it all. Don’t forget, he has someone who is well versed in law as his Vice-President, you see, I cant be bothered so long he and his team places Nigeria on the right map. I will take my chances with Buhari and not a Jonathan who will tell me and generations unborn that 16 is greater than 19!

  • dudu

    I’m overjoyed at this selection, It shows the APC has the right brains in their midst

  • Fulani Nomad

    This is the fresh air Nigerians are looking for.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      I am breathing well already!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        In anticipation!

        Lol

  • Joe

    Please ladies and gentlemen, what happened to my Governor? What happened that Governor (Judas Iscariot) Rotimi Amaechi didn’t clinch the VP slot? How can he return to PH empty handed? What happened to matching Atiku Naira for Naira, Dollar for Dollar, Euro for Euro and Pounds for Pounds? Dia is God o!

    • Fulani Nomad

      He will return to PH as a selfless Nigerian who scarify for the betterment of the country. Ameachi, Atiku, Tinubu and all APC’s will be remembered in History.

      • Oleku

        Oh what a life. After squandering Rivers resources on Buhari campaign and got dump his only reward we’re told is he will be remembered as a selfless Nigeria, he is a strong pillar in the APC, he will be offered ministerial slot blabla–oh what an insult to the SS–this is like fucking one’s wife and showing him your dick like my brother Otile will say–Abubakar Rauf Amaechi thought Tinubu will allow him become a VP when he’s proving not to be a loyalist, subordinatory and disrespectful–only God knows how he’ll be regretting now–come 2015 he will answer for all the abuse of Rivers funds–we owe no traitor in SS&SE

        • Fulani Nomad

          Instead of parading & concocting lies on social platform, why not take Ameachi to court and recover if any the squandered Rivers resources? Or keep shot, the clock is ticking tik-toc-tic-toc.

        • Otile

          This is exactly what happened to our other brother, Dr Peter Odili when Ogagun used and dumped him. I thought Rauf would learn from Peter, but not so.

    • Otile

      We told him so. We knew all along that he would be used and dumped.

      • Funso

        Ole you are back. Your PDP campaign team cannot use religion anymore. You have to invent another thing! Yeah you are so inane and bereft of issues, you keep on inventing new lies. Anyway it shows how popular he Buhari/Osibajo candidacy is. Goodluck Jonathan is GONE! Not a single vote in yoruba land. O dabo King Nebu! Bye King Nebu!

        • Otile

          Then pay us back our money prodigal Azubuike wasted in this venture.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Amaechi has said time and again he didn’t cross over to the APC to get the VP Slot. He did it based on principle. Amaechi is a strong pillar of the APC. His star will continue to shine in the party. Really, these young and capable APC Govs…..including Amaechi, Fahola and Oshiomhole….will be better off as ministers in an APC government. Imagine any of them as minister of works? Massive infrastructural development is one of the key highlights of the APC manifesto, and the works minister will be at the centre of it. Imagine any of them as Secretary to the FG? Imagine any of them as Minister of Petroleum Resources? You can now see being VP alone is not all that matters. Stay tuned.

      • Otile

        In other words you are saying that my brother Azubuike will get his own reward in Alginat Faridaus.

        • TRUTH MASTER

          Excuse me?

          • Otile

            Excuse you what?

        • Afo

          To take back his oil wells stolen by GEJ

    • Maria

      But you said he is not your governor before, suddenly he is now your governor. Ameachi remains a big pillar of APC and will soon be one of those running our country. Just hold your breadth before die of heart attack.

      • dudu

        Well said

    • tundemash

      He’s the in-coming Minister of Petroleum and Gas !
      APC just keep you e-rats guess … don’t they ?

      • Otile

        Now pay me back the money my brother Azubuike spent supporting the General.

    • Ha

      I don’t want to use any bad word to insult anybody otherwise that’s the best thing to do. I don’t know the kind of creature you people are. You are throwing curses on any of your people who is in the opposition side. Why don’t you ever think that we, especially the Northerners are the ones keeping Jonathan in Aso Rock? Would he become president without our elders and masses supporting him? Would he attempt to run for the second time if our people (Northern PDP elders and governors) didn’t agreed? What did we do about that? You people can’t hid your hatred.

      • Otile

        Babu Aboki, Hajiyatu Turia and the Northern cabal tried their best to send him back to Otueke. Isha Allah he is still there, but let us see.

    • Wähala

      Gov. Judas Iscariot has been redeployed to the “Southern Front” to command the troops arrayed against the Jesos of Okrika and her thug, Nyesom Wike. After the campaign which we expect his success in, he will be rewarded with the Medal of NNPC… the highest honor in the Petro-Chemical warfare. Ma’sha Allah, he will use his “feldjaeger” experience and find our $20bn missing in the R&D Dept. of our bread basket. Kapisch?

  • Amachree

    Editor Premium Times,

    I am really worried about the tough group of death (Group C) in AFCON 2015.
    Ghana, Algeria, South Africa, Senegal are the 4 teams in that group of death.
    How do you rate the chances of Senegal based on their current performance?
    This is worth talking about than Yemi Oshibajo winning the votes in Rivers state.

    • Maria

      Loser’s consolation.

  • Ken

    Hahaha…Tinubu has this man’s signed and undated resignation letter in his wardrobe. It will emerge at the opportune time.

    • Maria

      Provide evidence …moron.

      • Otile

        Maria, don’t say moron. It is a dirty word.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          In that case, Maria would be well advised to use the word “Otile”!

          lol

          • Wähala

            Which in Ibo means, ‘Anus’…which is a dirtier word!

          • Otile

            We call ourselves Igbo, but you Yorubas call us Ibo, ba wahahla aboki.

          • Wähala

            Our ethnic group is ‘Igbo’…our language is ‘Ibo’.
            See, I knew you’re an Ikwerre clown with a flare for languages… but speaking German does not make Höly Wähala a German. Kapisch?

          • Otile

            A Yoruba man like you is in no position to define who is Igbo, Ikwerre, Ika etc. This is how you dishonestly renamed Igbo places to Oyibo, Rumuola, Rumueprikom etc. Mind you own business in your Oduduwaland.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol, Wahala.

      • Ade

        You are the moron. Didn’t Tinubu do it in 2011?

        • Maria

          Now you are talking… because he did in 2011 now he is doing it… lol! You people are confused people.

        • Wähala

          Mugu,
          If Tinubu couldn’t do for himself today, it means it’s out of his control. Look at the calendar, this is 2014 pfool, times have changed… and how fast!

      • Kailani Salawu

        @Maria, you don’t need to insult anybody, but express your view and let him say his. Your ability to confuse him makers you perfect.

        • sharp shape

          you don ever see ashawo wen get manners na wa for you ooooo !!!!!!

          • Kailani Salawu

            @ Sharp Shape, what is the difference between you and her now? I think the English speaking people says something about silent.

          • sharp shape

            The difference is that we don’t have to be a country and the process is irreversible, but I digress no African woman should swear and curse like a drunken sailor. its bad enough that we do it as men when agitated ! Long Live Niger Delta Republic Long Live the Republic of Biafra

      • Oleku

        Professor Isibanjo signed an undertaking that he will resign a year after becoming VP–Imam Buhari will then appoint Alhaji Tinubu for the job–reliable sources in the janjaweeds camp has it that Imam Buhari has a terminal ailment and may not live up to 2more years–luckily for naijas the janjaweeds will be defeated–take this to any bank

        • Maria

          Hahahahahahahahaha! In your dreams! You are hallucincating…iganbele!

          • Oleku

            He who laughs last…?

          • Wähala

            She who laughs last…?

          • Otile

            Maria, don’t laugh, a monkey does not laugh at a burning bush.

          • Maria

            And am not a monkey, so I can laugh.

        • sharp shape

          gbam

      • Bidemi Lukman

        This is possible but I believe overtime, Tinubu influence on APC will wane just as OBJ is becomming irrelevant in PDP. It is a matter of time.

      • Ken

        Your choice of words suggest you are the moron. I don’t deal with people like you…too low for my standards.

  • Wähala

    #DumpDumbo2015 is looking good… All hands on deck, biko!

    • Otile

      Why did you sell me a dummy the other day? I hate taqiyya. And now you have used and dumped my brother Azubuike.

    • dudu

      U know, I like that you have finally accepted Buhari, I knew you had a problem with his age abinitio

      • Wähala

        My preferred candidate was Gov. Kwankwaso. But in politics (&life) expediency means adjustments for the sake of the broader picture. Even this Osinbajo chap was again not my pref. Again, life goes on as long as it’s #AnyBodyButDumbo2015!

  • G4

    I go to church on sundays and I will never vote for any priest out of personal experience and what we see in the country on a daily basis. Jonathan has the personality of a priest thats why we are where we are today. Priests by their nature deflect blame and rarely take responsibility, they always have an alibi in the spiritual realm, on top of that they always want to please everybody ,disregard facts and science. Look at TB Joshua and what is happening with him and how he is handling his incident.
    Buhari at his age was meant to be like a Chairman of a company and the VP his CEO doing the daily heavy lifting this choice off as far as one is concerned has put me off.

  • Willie-Harry

    >Congratulations PDP…..

    The APC party has today assured resounding victory for President Goodluck Jonathan.
    Congratulations to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for assured landslide victory.

    • tundemash

      easy easy on ogogoro!

      • Otile

        Abubakar tundemash, don’t mock us anymore.

  • Young-Harry

    Congratulations PDP…..

    The APC party has today assured resounding victory for President Goodluck Jonathan.
    Congratulations to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for assured landslide victory.

    • Otile

      The only person who suffered defeat in this whole process is my brother Azubuike.

    • Seadog

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

      ….…..Governor Rotimi Amaechi

      (Rivers state)

      (June 30th, 2014)

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      The only thing I see is the land and PDP sliding around in muck!

      Dream on.

    • sharp shape

      thanks we will see the losers on poll day all options on the table

  • Otile

    Oh, our money! Who will pay us back our inheritance our brother Azubuike wasted in this wild goose chase? So our brother is coming back to Pitakwa empty-handed like the prodigal son. Our money!

    • Ade

      Hahahahahs

      • Otile

        I know you will be laughing at us till Thine kingdom come.

        • Adewale Stephen Adeniyi

          Of course my brother, I laugh at you! May I ask you what your so-called new nation will survive on? Your so-called nation is going to be landlocked and will forever rely on the waters of other nations to ship in its products. I hope you are not eyeing the resources of the Niger Delta because those powerful warlords in the riverine area will not even allow you to draw near their resources. By the way, who will be the leaders of the so-called new Igbo nation of yours if not these set of corrupt Igbo politicians who are ready to trade their kinsmen for anything in currency?

          • Otile

            The way you Yorubas look at the world is not the way Igbo look at it. Your mind is blocked by your thinking of landlock. We think of possibilities by thinking of cargo planes. Does Israel ring a bell to you? You think of Igbo as SE only, you forget that SS is 30% Igbo. You think of future Igbo leaders as only the corrupt politicians you see in Abuja, but we know that your favorite politicians like Joe Igbokwe and other are not coming back.

            We got a bright future devoid of parasites like you, man. I tell you what, he who laughs last laughs the best. E gbo mi nko?

          • Adewale Stephen Adeniyi

            I can now see you aren’t a student of history. Do you even know the complete history of the state of Israel at all? I guess not and I am not ready to spend my precious time lecturing you on that. On the issue of leadership, who will fund your so-called war of independence if not these corrupt elements? Without any attempt to hurl insult at any tribe, can you just mention any 5 incorruptible politicians for me in the South East? Or are you saying these leaders are going to be executed or schemed of political calculations after your so-called independence? You know it won’t work out that way except if you are living in an anachronistic idealistic world

          • Otile

            What I am saying is that your Arab master also used to mock Israel of being landlocked, but now Israel feeds them and exports food to Europe. It is not the land you have but what you do with the land. Igbo are capable people, leave us to go you will see wonders.

            I cannot say for sure who is incorruptible in SW or SE and it will be presumptuous for you to pretend to know, so don’t speculate on that. Nobody wants any war of independence. In this era people have the right of self-determination, war is a primitive idea. Don’t think war, think well.

          • Mobolaji Osikoya

            Try and remember the aftermath of the civil war. Though I do not know your age but it is on record that all Igbos that had houses in the south west and the Northern part of the country got there properties back but the South South that you are now supporting called them ” ABANDONED PROPERTIES”. GOODLUCK to the South Easterners

          • Otile

            But how about 2 million innocent children murdered by Gowon and his criminal junta?

          • Mosaku 147

            If your people have been thinking along with you in the last 54years,Onisha would have been a port city,at least 20years ago.
            Where is your second Niger bridge?

          • Otile

            Show me which structure Yorubas have built by themselves. Before you mouth Igbo to build bridges, schools, weapons, etc for themselves tell us what you have done for yourselves, despite the fact that good Federal posts and education are free for you.

          • Mobolaji Osikoya

            You are right on point Adewale

          • Otile

            Don’t just be a yes-man, say what you agree with.

    • Maria

      If he made him VP, would you people vote for him? Two times, Buari has made igbos his running mates, instead, Igbos voted for other candidates from other regions. Maybe by now we would be talking of an igbo man running Nigeria. Yet you go around blaming others for your fatal mistakes.

      • Otile

        So, the message is now clear – Najeriya good bye to Igbo.

        • Maria

          I thought Jonathan, your candidate, will be in aso villa till 2019, why are you in despair?

          • Otile

            Insha Allah he will. God never abandons His people. Hausa Fulani Yoruba may write us off but God is on our side.

          • Mosaku 147

            God Orisejafo or Jesus Jonathan?

  • Kailani Salawu

    What a funny country, where everything is about religion not credibility. We need to grow up. May Allah help us, amin.

    • Otile

      Yeah, we lost our money, and you all are happy.

  • Oleku

    Where will Alhaji Amaechi run to when he leaves office next year and EFCC start probing him on the campaign funds of Rivers money he used to bribe delegates for Buhari?

    • Mosaku 147

      Nowhere,because he will be the minister for the reformed petroleum ministry. Matter finish!

  • Nostory

    EFCC,DSS will be rendered jobless with this correct combination of Buhari/Osinbajo

    • Otile

      Why is in it for SE SS?

    • Otile

      What is in it for SE SS?

      • tundemash

        ethnicity and religious fanaticsm… you reap what you sow!

        • Mosaku 147

          tundemash,please don’t let me wife divorce me ooo. She’s GEJ and a member of redeem. You need to see the eye weh she take look me as I dey laugh over your comment.she caught between the devil and the very deep blue sea with the emergence of Oshibajo.

          • tundemash

            Really ?
            Ask if indeed what is happeneing in Nigeria is mere stealing and not corruption.
            How much was she paying for a bag of rice 6 yrs ago compared with now ?
            How much was she fuelling her car 6 yrs ago compared with now ?
            Where are the refineries Dumbo promised ?
            How come the Presidential fleet has 11 planes (GEJ bought 2 new ones) but Nigeria Airways has collapsed and Nigerian military has rickety planes ?
            How come $47b Excess crude oil left by OBJ is now $4.7b ?
            How come OBJ left zero debt and now Nigeria is back in debt ?

            Shipping Dumbo to Otuoke zoo is a national call for everybody and your duty, Mosaku, is to convert her. She’s better than the cl0wn and her “fellow widows” hippo wife.

            As per her in-between the devil and deep blue sea, i bow for Tinubu’s political sagacity; even PDP e-rats are more interested in who becomes APC’s V.P. than their own party. ha ! ha !!

  • Proudly Niger Deltan

    Jonathan will lose again!

    • Omo Olokoaroti

      He will loose this time around!

    • kammykazee

      First sensible comment you had ever make. I echo it ‘ Jonathan will lose again ‘

      • Mente Clara

        “First sensible comment you had ever make”…
        What’s with people and grammatical errors here? You guys please take it easy!

    • Mobolaji Osikoya

      God has spoken through you. I say AMEN to your prayer

      • Otile

        But the devil is a lair.

  • Proudly Niger Deltan

    ===========================================================
    Jonathan for life…If you reject Jonathan, reject his resources. Pure & Simple
    ============================================================

    • ODOFIN, Lagos

      which RESOURCES? STOP FOOLING YOURSELF. GEJ IS GONE AND PDP HAS COME TO THE END OF THE ROAD

    • Omo Olokoaroti

      OYO

    • Mente Clara

      Well you can take your resources and go F*CK yourselves!

    • Denis_NG

      What resource again, you mean crude oil? The same crude oil that will soon be $20/barrel? I beg carry your resource and shove it down your rear end!

  • Ade Adeniji

    Governor Rotimi Amaechi and Governor Babatunde Fasola would be a perfect Federal Ministers for Petroleum and Mines and Power respectively under General Buhari to take Nigeria to the promise land

    • Smith Scott

      So you are thinking on how to compesate Ameachi on how to buy more plain right?

  • the truth

    Congrats Apc for coming out with their vice presidential candidate.we look forward to February 2015.tinubu greedy sha oh

    • Wähala

      You and Otile are the e-rats with hairy balls…
      Rain or shine, you always show up and that’s gutsy. I appreciate that. How about ‘ode baba’ on the house? Mama Bisi go open in two hours… game?

      • Otile

        Is that why you sold me the dummy loaded with taqiyya?

        • Wähala

          You should be glad it was loaded with something… what were your expectations, @Maria? Tufiaaah!
          Dumbo came without shoes, has nothing to offer, and will be unloaded into the soakaway!

          • Otile

            As you know very well taqiyya means deception, so you are still glad you sold me taqiyya.

          • Wähala

            That’s why I referenced Dumbo and his shoeless stories ati empty promises… always connect the dots when I reply to you, I believe you’re smarter than Deri!

          • Otile

            I cannot connect the dots in the maze of your taqiyaa. I am not a Musulumi.

          • kammykazee

            I thought you know, Deri Orbuka reincarnated into Otile. same rat, different moniker.

      • the truth

        mr wahala don’t know about the hairy balls aspect, but mama bisi don open? tell her me need big bottle odeku, and try tell her if she fit diversify her brew to start producing kai kai. one large bottle abeg

  • King Carlos

    The only thing I have to say to Edwin Clark and his fellow ijaw leaders is : Let everybody VOTE for their son.

    Jonathan has been playing religious cards and now the same religion will be his Achilles hills. Maybe they will start promoting Sambo as an islamist is what we don’t know.

    • Mosaku 147

      King Carlos,you no go kill me with laugh. I was actually thinking along this line a couple of hours ago. Maybe they should call their man Shekau and ask him to tie a bomb around their Islamist Sambo for the cameras. Abi no be so?

      • King Carlos

        Loooolll

  • Mr. Abdin

    Congrats to the APC for the selection of Osibanjo carry on with the good work APC.

  • Whichever way the elections go in Feb 2015, the end of Nigeria is nearer now than ever!!

    • Wähala

      Get out! Monkey! because your moron will be unloaded doesn’t mean the end of the world. The Gorilla must Go!

      • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

        Who will repay Rivers money?

        • Wähala

          Rotimi as Petroleum Minister!

        • Otile

          My brother, that money has gone to the dogs.

          • Omoagunmate

            Like the $20b oil money is missing, well who gives a damn, at least corruption na only stealing.

          • Otile

            Not proven with facts.

          • Concerned One

            I guess the money is in ur bedroom, Creek Rat!

        • Omoagunmate

          The government of Biafra, silly

    • Issa

      How can this man say this. I have never commented on this forum in response to issues but how can a right thinking Nigerian wish this for his country. This is sad, Mr Afrikan Eagle

      • Otile

        Is the Islamic Cliphate declared by Imam Shekau not real?

        • Cristal Mind

          “Not everyone posting comments here is mentally okay” and you are one of them, Go and ask Jonathan and Oritsejifor

      • King Carlos

        really sad,i suspect him to be rooting for a secession.Most likely, he’s a Biafran.

      • kammykazee

        My friend, not everyone posting comments here is mentally okay, you just ignore them, or maybe you no know say crazeman dey use facebook?

        • _Proudly Niger Deltan

          Etikunje boriside el atkim kudge! Brisburn ege vwe to ki amete, ni kiriso edjeki mweta!

          TRANSLATION: In the eyes of the insane, every other person on the street is mad…………….This is a perfect description of your situation.

      • Smith Scott

        Issa why are you so afraid to lose me. Like it or not you must lose me. Go to chad while I face my side.

    • Chief Ovie Obaro (JP)

      Thank you my Dear. It is written, “the old men (like me) shall see visions, and the young ones (like you) dream dreams…and ALL of them shall come to pass.

      It is pure stupidity to expect the South & East to cede power to North&West, especially when North & West are complete Liabilities producing nothing but Terrorism and corruption and noise making.

      • Uncommon Sensibility

        Are you for real? I cant possibly conceive the level of stupidity, divisiveness and ignorance that can lead someone to make the comments Chief Obaro makes. Its as sad, as it is shameful. Interestingly, corruption has become more widespread under Jonathan’s leadership, and the common man of the Niger Delta is no less a victim in this country than the one from the insurgency riddled NE. Regrettably, i am beginning to agree with some opinions here, that folks from the Niger Delta if left with their oil may not even be able to translate it to prosperity for all in the region, instead they will be enslaved by those who will again exploit both them and their resources.

  • ogechi

    This singular step surely would v raised GEJ’s BP to a new-high but wount change the impending Change come feb.2015…..AlthO,GMB as a potent HYDRALAZINE Will crash his BP to a level so low to drift him from being Hypertensive to Hypotension,and then personality/political shock…..###dont be hasty,DumbO##

  • clairvoyance

    APc just they teach Peedeepee how to play politics shey u know say oga, master dey for everything. APC nah oga Pee d Pee na…..

    • King Carlos

      apprentice.

    • Mosaku 147

      omo ise!

  • k

    Good luck APC in finally selecting a running mate for your Presidential candidate, but what i see is a rushed and unplanned selection. How sure are we that the both can work well together. What happened to Tunde Bakare who was running mate for Buhari while in CPC. This election or leadership of Nigeria is not a joke or a popularity contest. We need people who know our problems and have already planned solutions to use on the problems.

    • Adekunle

      k, maybe you should read the profile of the candidate. I as a Nigerian with no religious nor ethnic sentiment believe this might be the change we need. I am no supporter of political party, with this peer, there is hope the prominent corrupt nation might be as well great again!!!

    • Mobolaji Osikoya

      Osibajo is a technocrat like Fasola. In 2007, many people wrote Fasola off being not a politician but today we all praise him to high heavens. It is a pity that people still want the same of the same. Let us accept his choice.

  • tuco

    Perfect choice, perfect combination. Nigerians over to you now, the ball is in our court. Is either we use this wonderful opportunity to change the future for the better or we squash it and forever remain under the rotten umbrella. The wise and the reasonable will surely do the right thing.

  • Saint

    If GMB like let him nominate CAN president as VP, he is going to fail, Nigerians are wise now, Buhari won:t even see that 12 million votes again, that previous one nah mistake. APC is playing politics with religion, An Islamic radical and another cleric…Hahaha, Is it because he is with RCCG, South East won’t cast any single vote to Buhari. APC didn’t even made any provision for our region, we people of South East will laugh last when GEJ will emerge president comes 2015..

    • faaaadeniran

      which provision do you want Mr Saint? Ask the clueless one what happened to the 2nd Niger Bridge, all the your pot holes or should I say gully ridden roads and epileptic power supply before you start asking GMB questions please.

    • Omo Akin

      “APC didn’t even made any….” What a grammar?
      Now to the issue at hand. What was the total # of the votes that came out of SE in 2011? In 2015, I can see the SE scrambling to switch to APC as they always want to be in the ruling party. As SE “is putting all its eggs”, in GEJ’s basket, there will be gnashing of teeth in the SE as GEJ will surely loose the election. GEJ marginalized all those zones that voted for him in 2011 and carried on as if only the Ijaws voted for him.

      • Wähala

        You contradicted yourself when you said, “the SE will scramble to APC”…yet claim, “there will be gnashing of teeth in the SE as GEJ will surely (lose) the election”. Does that make sense even to you? Chump, allow me to think for you… As long as Gov. Okorocha won some hearts & minds with his showing at the APC’s convention, the entire SE does not belong to the PDP. More so, like you said, if anything, the SE will make a late scramble to the winning team after Okorocha and Chris Ngige go to work lobbying the non-believers. That’s the safer angle to bet on than your gnashing of the teeth bologné… learn to be consistent. Kapsich?

        • Otile

          There will be no gnashing of teeth in SE SS, Rauf and Alhaji Rochas are traitors. They learned nothing from Odili.

    • Mobolaji Osikoya

      Even if GMB choose an Igbo man as running mate, the Igbo’s won’t vote for him. Igbos can only vote for APGA or PDP. This is why it will be difficult for Rochas to win his next election because Igbos believe APC is an Hausa party. When asked if Rochas performed very well, they will say yes but he is in a wrong party. Whilst ther Nigerians vote for personalty, Igbos votes for parties.

      • Otile

        Do you blame them, people don’t like their oppressors.

        • Mobolaji Osikoya

          Nobody is oppressing the Igbos. Igbos have always been in government whilst Yorubaremains in the opposition ad yet gets developed. Azikiwe was in govt with Balewa; Azikiwe was in govt with Shagari ( Ume Ezeoke as speaker) as well as Ekwueme as vice president. Yoruba brought out Falae but you voted OBJ. Under Jonathan, you have Ekweremadu and Iheodioha. Igboland will be developed the moment you support personalties and not parties.

          • Otile

            These Igbo politicians you mentioned here are more or less non-Igbo people. Azikiwe was born in the North, his interest was Nigeria not Igbo. Ezeoke became a speaker by default, not that Nigerians sought him out to make him Speaker. Ekewremadu is pro North and SW, he praised Mutallab Sr whose son planned to bomb USA. Ihedioha is loyal to Imam Tambuwal, the future leader of Northern Nigeria. Ekwueme formed PDP which Obj, Yar’Adua and GEJ inherited, what does Igbo have?

          • Naija man

            You forgot to mention the Senior Errand boy, sorry man- Pius Anyim Pius and the other Igbo servants who are loyal and serving GEJ? Who do you have to blame if all the Igbo leaders have no loyalty or affinity for their homeland but to their stomachs, bank accounts and political positions they kowtow to occupy?

          • Otile

            All in all there is no patriotic Nigerian alive today, whether Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa Fulani, Munchi or what you have. They are there for personal, parochial or regional interests, no exception. So don’t just talk about the Igbo alone, talk about your tribesmen too, they are all in the same both.

          • I regretted visiting this forum today after reading this comment. haba @Otile!!!

  • Maria

    This has nailed the coffin of PDP.

    • Oleku

      PDP is waxing stronger, will keep waxing stronger and come 2015 PDP will bury the janjaweeds

      • Denis_NG

        The only janjaweeds are the PDPs, the party of Ali Modyu Sheriff – The founder of Boko Haram; the party of Ihijerika, the sponsor-in–chief and chief trainer of Boko Haram, etc. Name one person that has been directly linked to Boko Haram in the APC, just one, otherwise, your reverse psychology has just started backfiring on your lying behind!

      • Mosaku 147

        Waxing stronger inside the villa.

    • Mosaku 147

      Nailed the coffin ke? Abi the coffin is at present been lowered into Mother Earth. They are finished. Tinubu threw the last bomb (Oshibajo) at them. RIP pdppigs.

  • Rose Ankeny

    A practising muslim and a practising christian! A general and a professor! What a fantastic combination! “When the righteous are in power, people will rejoice.”

    GENERAL BUHARI- PROF OSIBANJO, THE PREFERRED!

    • Otile

      Yeah, but we have been seeing generals. We saw General Ibrahim Evil Genius Babangida who murdered Giwa, General Mohammed Abacha who was Gen Buhari’s right hand man who murdered Wiwa, General Abusalami who murdered Mashood.

      Tell us about generals.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Tell us about Ph.D holders first!

      • Naija man

        Yes please tell us about PHD holders in power, PHD holders running our economy aground, PHD holders who cannot account for revenues from crude oil sale, PHD holders who cannot turn our power sector around, PHD holders who cannot come up with fiscal and economic policies to strengthen the Naira and diversify our monolithic Oil-based and Oil-oriented economy. Please tell us about PHD holders in Power!!!

        • Otile

          You know that our PhD holders are doing a fabulous job. See how 9ja has become the biggest economy in Africa under our able PhD holders. See how the Islamists have not succeeded in overrunning Arewa as they did in Somalia. See how petroleum shortages has become a thing of the past under the able hands of our PhD holders.

          Honest people do praise God for these good deeds.

      • Mosaku 147

        Who cried to you? Abiola’s family or Florence ita-Giwa? Abi no be Wiwa’s people who insist it’s their turn to Govern rivers state and yet your hippo wants her’person’ to be governor. If I were you,I would advise my principal that it’s time to pack up. Their game is up.

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  • Truthometer

    The best news in years. Nigerians now have a choice between Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s type of Christian and Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s type of Christian. Let the mobilization begins.

    • Udom

      “Let the mobilization begins.” English harooo (hard oo). Sure. An Alhajis’ Partisan Confusionists (APC) ticket with a serial loser in (3) presidential elections and a man who has never, ever ran for an election is a winning ticket any day. Wink, wink.

    • sharp shape

      stupidity is not a virtue check yourself before you wreck yourself

  • Chief Ovie Obaro

    The tribal Associated Parasitic Congress (APC) has made it clear that it would form a parallel govt should President Jonathan win in February…this is besides its threat of blood on the streets and the roasting of people in the event that APC losses.
    The question therefore is not ‘what will the PDP do should APC win’, but ‘What will the Niger Delta do should Jega rig the election in favour of the North as he has been planning? No doubt, it will be an earthquake and Tsunami of reaction like never seen before on planet. earth. For too long the South South had endured, but there comes a time to act., and decisively and fiercely too That time has come, when every Niger Deltan would rise and hit the streets and take over its resources, ready to defend its resources from aliens by protecting its land, sea and air borders.

    The days of political enslavement are gone. Nothing less than another 5 yrs will be acceptable to the South South people….and by 2019 a full blown Igbo from the East will assume power. Those who disagree with me should tell me why I should agree with them for a North/West President.

    • Naija man

      Bury your head in shame e-rat cum errand boy. who are you and what you made of to threaten the country’s fragile unity? All of a sudden, you are jolted from your alcohol-induced slumber to the reality of the fact that your candidate has wasted 5 solid years in power with nothing tangible to show and you are now running amok threatening fire and brimstone. The wood that the wood insect packs he will surely use his head to carry. You can cry louder than Chicken Little that the skies are going to fall but be rest assured the skies will fall on you and your ilk and not on Nigerians. Even the Igbos you are speaking for are not showing any sign of seriousness in sticking out their necks or negotiating anything tangible for their zone but are happy being stooges and lackeys in the corridor of power to boost their own economic fortunes. Arrant Nonsense!

      • J.S. Jaja

        Wait and see what the Niger Delta Nation can do. Just wait, February 15 is just 59days away.

        • trulynigerian

          my guy speak for yourself before you incur the wrath of God because many of us Christians are praying against violence.

        • Naija man

          Is the Niger Delta all about Ijaws alone? Please note that the area is the most heterogeneous zone in Nigeria. If the Ijaws want to secede, fine but please remember you have the Bini, Esan, Etsako, Igarra, Akoko, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Efik, Isoko, Ogoni, Andoni, Ibibio, Anang and many more nations which make up the entire Niger Delta. You cannot impose your whims and caprices on these other people and I am certain a sizeable number of them will not subject themselves to the backward leadership of the Ijaw people if a secession or breakup of Nigeria becomes inevitable i.e. if AT ALL WE EVER CONSIDER SUCH.

  • Tufiakwa

    After weeks of marathon dithering, Bokohari picked the better of two evils put forward by Thiefnubu: himself and his errand boy who tried (without success) to cover his master’s looting of the treasury of Lagos State while he was governor. Booohari had repeatedly rejected osibajo because of his electoral deficit but as an indecisive, wicked, murderous illiterate, he was forced to put a representative of Thiefnubu’s corrupt empire on the ticket or get traded off.

  • sharp shape

    Facts are sacred they cannot be wished away, recently IBB made these statements about Buhari

    B-O-M-B-S-H-E-L-L!!!
    Buhari Is Weak: He Will Not Change His Attitude. – IBB.
    **Old habits hardly die.

    The former Nigerian Military President, Gen Ibrahim Babang…ida (IBB) has described the former dictator and APC Presidential candidate for the 2015 election, Pa Muhammadu Buhari, as a weak leader and does not understand the differences in Nigeria..

    Babangida said that “regrettably it turned out that Major General Buhari was too rigid and uncompromising in his attitudes to issues of National significance. Efforts to make him understand that a diverse Polity like Nigeria required recognition and appreciation of differences in both Cultural and Individual Perceptions only served to aggravate the Attitudes”.

    Pa Muhammadu Buhari (72) is the only Nigerian senior military officer that failed all the senior examinations in the history of Nigerian Military.

    If you check the official names of officers likes of IBB, Idiagbon, Diya, Danjuma, Akhigbe, Abdulsalami, Aikhomu. etc you see a suffix, FSS, Psc, MNi., Pa Muhammadu Buhari has none. He failed the Command and Staff College exams and all other Military examinations (Psc means Pass staff college).

    Gen Babangida (rtd) Overthrew Pa Buhari when the engine and the anti-corruption crusader of that regime, Maj Gen Tunde Idiagbon was away on Pilgrimage of to Mecca. – Hope For Nigeria.

    Report any suspicious activity to the law enforcement agencies, as that will save lives. form vigilante neibourhood groups and don’t be scared of ragheads

    • sam okoro

      Look, for argument sake, lets agree Buhari failed whatever exams that was. However failing exams does not necessarily make anyone dull. Bill Gates was a secondary school drop out and he is more intellectually popular than almost all the professors in the world put together. Very intelligent people have failed before. If you don’t know, men like IBB are only after their interests and they lag behinde Buhari by far in terms of dignity and ofcouse not in terms of stolen dollars. IBB is just afraid of Buhari’s come back because he thinks if Buhari comes back, vengence will be taken against him over the coup he plotted agaisnt Buhari. That’s just it. However Buhari is a big hearted person who puts the masses interest ahead of his and therefore will not have the time to start revenging. Let him get away for He is either with us or with the thieves.

      • sharp shape

        if you want to dispute any fact do it with facts ! bill gates was never a high school drop out where did you get that? bill left college, that is university it what Americans call it because he was very smart. bokohari was only tolerated in the academy because of quota system so your logic does not apply it is false equivalency !

      • sharp shape

        It’s not argument sake he actually failed every single exam in his life yet got the plum job ! So much for your fake change !

    • Ibraheem Aruna

      Just like Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln. Yet one prosecuted the secondd world war and the latter became a great emancipator.

      • Otile

        Change your name. For Moslems Arne means pagan. There is no need inserting that u between r and n because they know what it is all about.

    • tundemash

      since when has IBB become an oracle you quote ?
      Give up the propaganda…… CHANGE HAS COME !

      • sharp shape

        hope you know the difference between facts and propaganda ?

        • tundemash

          Fact is APC is still waxing stronger long after your Aso Rock master predicted it will die off
          Fact is Osibajo’s candidacy has nullified the religious card e-rats/PDP have been waving for years
          FACT is Dumbo can’t go kneeling at REDEEM camp this year as this is Osibajo’s constituency.
          FACT is when Buhari chose Igbo candidates as V.P. in 1999 and 2007, u still refused to vote for him but yet voted fro Yoruba (OBJ) and Hausa (Atiku) so why moan now ?
          FACT is you e-rats/PDP are already behaving like you lost the election.
          FACT is we would not accept Dumbo choosing to debate Dbanj this year instead of his opponents.
          FACT is you are a m0r0n high on poor man’s opium; religion.

          • Mosaku 147

            Fire on.

          • sharp shape

            You were doing well until you got to the moron part ! Doing well doesn’t mean I agree with anything a low life son of a wh0re says ! It just in your genes ! Sired by garrulous members of NURTW you apparent lack of manners does not surprise me and most decent people on this forum ! Afterall we dont expect much from the son of a smelly amaria that was ravaged endlessly by multiple thugs armed robbers and societal worst dregs ! Nurture in your case has won nature ! Congratulations

          • tundemash

            Easy easy on drugs m0ron … you requested for facts and i gave you ….. dispute any of them with your propaganda !

          • sharp shape

            Nonsense

          • sharp shape

            No facts just abuse and childish tantrums ! Anyway go play with your contemporary ! Joining issues with you is a waste of my precious time ! Good bye !

          • tundemash

            mor0n….. the one hurting you most there ,,,

            Fact is APC is still waxing stronger long after your Aso Rock master predicted it will die off
            Fact is Osibajo’s candidacy has nullified the religious card e-rats/PDP have been waving for years
            FACT is Dumbo can’t go kneeling at REDEEM camp this year as this is Osibajo’s constituency.
            FACT is when Buhari chose Igbo candidates as V.P. in 1999 and 2007, u still refused to vote for him but yet voted fro Yoruba (OBJ) and Hausa (Atiku) so why moan now ?
            FACT is you e-rats/PDP are already behaving like you lost the election.
            FACT is we would not accept Dumbo choosing to debate Dbanj this year instead of his opponents.
            FACT is you are a m0r0n high on poor man’s opium; religion.

  • Kitunde

    I think they’ve blown it. It seems one man’s ambition may have scuttled the whole strategy. They should have stuck with a SS/SE running mate.Honestly if you ask me this just plain dumb!
    Have they not tried this before? Well, another 4 years of stagnation, pettiness and corruption in the horizon.
    Every disappointment….At least we will be spared the horror of Terrorists turned security experts turning their Gunships (allegedly to man coastal areas!) on us all…

    • Naija man

      Although South South already has the post of APC party chairman, it is clear that the zone will prefer the post of President over that of Vice President while political gladiators from the South East are not ready to negotiate or stick their necks out for what ought to come to their zone but prefer to be hangers on in the PDP corridor of power where their economic interests are served. The slot was clearly meant for South East or South West but with the South East’s endorsement of GEJ and PDP, the South West ended up with the slot. Mind you, the voting population of the South West and North West put together is far greater than that of the South East, South South and North Central where PDP and GEJ hold sway. That

      • Otile

        When was this plot/slot made?

        • Naija man

          Please Ask Google. ‘Bombastic asking’! Mschewww!!

      • Kitunde

        I see your point-I just felt they it may have been prudent to field a well known person from SS/SE, my thinking is this, they do not need a Yoruba VP for SW votes since there is the presence of, if you like, Tinubu and associates in the SW.

    • craig

      It’s just few weeks away, dnt waste ur time on propaganda. Just go and vote ur choice. Change is imminent.

    • tundemash

      Keep quiet cry baby !
      What happened in 1999 and 2007 when same Buhari chose South-Easterner as V.P> …. ….. did you not vote instead for OBJ (Yoruba) and hausa (Atiku)?
      Look for another excuse please !

  • joe

    What happened to my brother Rotimi Amaechi?. I will protest against the injustice done to my brother who used all rivers money for this project, but could not get the VP slot. But come to think about it: Promotion cometh not from the east or west or south, but from above. No need to struggle for promotion!!!!, its a lesson for all.

  • Smith Scott

    Happy is a pastor. But anyone that is close confidant of Tinubu is deeply corrupt. Since Osibajo will be taking instruction from Tinubu, just think of the kind of person Osibajo is then.

    • Hah!

      out of order and a complete rubbish. You scored ZERO Smith.

      • Tunsj

        Agreed.

    • tundemash

      yawn !!!!!

  • Smith Scott

    When he chose Bakari everyone said he will win and he lose. Weather he choose Oyedipo or Adeboye he will still lose because Nigeria know the person with power is Buhari and not the second man. Majority of Nigeria hates muslim fundamentalist.

    • Bidemi Lukman

      Give us instances of Buahri muslim fundamentalism

      • sharp shape

        No Muslim should vote for any Christian ! Boko haram should be seen as a result of poverty not religious fundamentalism ! You want more example ? Not that it matters anyway because you’re still going to add your own twist ! Go siddon jare !

    • tundemash

      dindinrin ! Keep getting high on the poor man’s opium; religion.

  • the truth

    Mark My words APC made a strategic mistake in choosing this man.The political game plan would have been too much for pdp if osho or fashola was chosen. Tinubu’s greed will be costly.

    • tundemash

      Mr. Career Liar …..thanks for your advice but we reject it ….. concentrate on your party and candidate …. STOP TAKING PANADOL FOR APC’S HEADACHE….. we need to watch our backs when enemies of progress start giving advice on who they prefer for APC to choose.

      If Fashola had been chosen, you would be the 1st to jump and label APC as a muslim party based on a muslim/muslim ticket not to talk of your masters Olisa Metuh and Fani Kayode. Send me a link where Osho has indicated his interest in being a V.P. and Osho is from same South South as APC Chairman. Yemi Osibajo’s choice has definitely nullified te religious card you have always waved, now you e-rats have moved to the ethnic card.

      Guess what ? Imagine the team ….
      Fashola – Minister of Justice
      Osho – Minister of Works
      Amaechi – Minister of Petroleum
      Fayemi – Minister of Foreign Affairs

      And I suspect Tinubu will be going to back to the Senate as Senate President.

      CHANGE HAS COME …… good on your you gained stove and some bags of rice from these looters .

      • the truth

        Now you have shown your delusion. You can’t even do a good job for your paymasters. You mentioned Amaechi, are you aware rivers state civil servants have not been paid for 3 months. May their cries and sufferings consume you and your family.Why do you think that? This pfool has been sponsoring buhari with the qualms of vice presidency now he has been used and dumped, remember all my posts on how amaechi would come and face the rivers people to explain his sins, but i was called all kind of names, only wise minds deciphered my rants then. Amaechi is the most corrupt governor in Nigeria. A Fayemi who couldn’t even win his lga. I am not a pdp or an apc man, but i am a realist unlike you who has mortaged his brain to tinubu. A tinubu who has records in the usa. lets not go there. I guess that is the change you need. I pray you see february 18th and i will copy and paste all this back to you. Buhari had a stronger christian in bakare and he still lost.

        • tundemash

          Mr. Career Liar … the point still remains you are the least qualified to advise APC. We know where your bread is buttered; you can’t be advising APC while you collect crumbs from PDP. Traitors are not treated kindly by the nest of killers, PDP.
          If Amaechi has not paid civil servants, let them go on strike; you are not their spokesman !

          Yemi Osibajo is the V.P. candidate to Buhari; signed and sealed. Get on with your miserable life ! It is over; enjoy your PDP stove and rice !

          • the truth

            Your life would continue to be 2nd fiddle. Whether you like it or not their is a precedent and it would follow suit, if you have brains to decipher what i just said. Once, twice, thrice a looser, always a looser.

          • tundemash

            Cl0wn … what fiddle were you playing in 1999 and 2007 when you voted OBJ and Atiku at the expense of the Igbo V.P. ?
            Mr. Career Liar, if your prayers were that effective you won’t be living on crumbs from Reno + Abati.
            It is over and obviously you can see the hand writing on the walls hence your lamentations.

            Why don’t you concentrate on the candidates of your party ? WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS ON WHO AND HOW APC CHOOSES ITS CANDIDATES ?????? Go and enjoy your PDP stove and rice !

          • the truth

            so you just proved to the world you are indeed a pfool, i have told you on countless times you are not doing a great service for your paymasters and i recommend your sack. Here you are, condemning me for writing on an apc candidate, but you are here 24 hours commenting on pdp and gej’s news. You are just a deficit. You are a beer parlor paid commentator, i do understand you have to earn a living,but please try to do more research. All the peanuts they pay you per post would be well accounted for if you do some research

          • tundemash

            cl0wn .. copy and paste here where I suggested to or advised your PDP masters on their choice of Dumbo and Sambo .
            You are a Career Liar indeed !
            APC pay me ? Very laughable ….. ask your forebearers Otile, Oleku, Deri of cursed memory ….. tey would tell you who i am and APC is in no position to pay me cl0wn ! Enjoy your PDP stove in pieces .

      • Ajayi Ifayemi

        Perfect team, my brother!

        • Otile

          Oluwa ma je.

          • Ajayi Ifayemi

            God don do am finish, my brother.

          • Otile

            Your ways are not His ways, bro. Wait and see…

      • Mosaku 147

        You are too much bro. Exactly my thoughts.

        • Otile

          I agree with you, he is a good Muslim man.

    • Tonnero

      Yeah, yeah. We heard. Next.

  • Chief Ovie Obaro (JP)

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    Nigeria must be governed on the basis of resource contribution. Not problem contribution.
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    It is a good choice, at least if they mistakenly win in the dream, it will be best to allow a Yoruba become President when the Robert Mugable of Nigeria dies from old age complications. You see, the mistake Musa made in working with a South South on the same ticket must never be made again…at least when they wake up from the dream, it will only be a nightmare…bcos Great Jona goes nowhere.

    Nigeria must be governed on the basis of resource contribution. Not problem contribution.

  • dre

    Amaechi i know what you are going through now ,But you fall my hand .You should know the way things are in Nigeria ,south west will always betray the other south and the North will eventually deal with them .So just be patient .

    • Tonnero

      Do not talk too soon before you have to swallow your words. As a political tactic, it is more important to cement SW votes than attempt to beat GEJ in the SS by selecting Amaechi. But that does not mean Amaechi is out in the cold. The APC has been very strategic so far. Watch this space.

  • Amachree

    Editor Premium Times,

    I AM VERY WORRIED ON THIS MATTER…

    I am really worried about the tough group of death (Group C) in AFCON 2015.
    Ghana, Algeria, South Africa, Senegal are the 4 teams in that group of death.
    How do you rate the chances of Senegal based on their current performance?
    This is worth talking about than Yemi Oshibajo winning the votes in Rivers state.

    • Otile

      What people are worried about is that Rivers state has lost big money to the Islamists.

  • AAC

    This is a clean ticket indeed. The ticket that will bring the needed change that Nigerians are clamouring for

  • A Aminu

    APC is set to win 2015 election. Good choice. Block vote from the south-west is assured. All APC needs to do is defend their votes in the south-south and south-east. The remaining battle ground is the north-central especially plateau and kogi states.

    • Otile

      Yoruba Christians are uneasy about this match-making. Do they know enough about the Christianity of this Yemi guy?

      • sean

        lol even as a pastor? so whose christianity do we know about. your own? i dey laugh oh….religion that ordinarily is personal and should be a non-issue is now our 1st priority.

        • Otile

          Don’t laugh, a monkey does not laugh at a burning bush. If religion does not matter in 9ja why are people dying in the North East?

          • sean

            people are dying in the northeast regardless of religion. Boko Haram is madness…you do not attempt to rationalise madness. And besides its not religion it is TERRORISM based on religious EXTREMISM

          • Otile

            Are you saying that if boko boys were Christians they would still be killing people as they are doing now?

          • sean

            have you so soon forgotten about Joseph Kony’s Lord Resistance Army in Uganda which is Christianist! (christian extremist not Christian) Every religion is equally vulnerable to extremism. There will always be some mad man that chooses to bastardise and abuse religion. The main issue is that the poor/jobless are very gullible particularly in the largely uneducated Northeast and can thus be brainwashed into believing in these extremists and becoming their foot- soldiers when it it seems like there is no other purpose for them in life the same way you or I will run to God for direction in bad times.

          • Otile

            I have heard the name, I also heard the fellow is a lunatic. You cannot find many people like him doing what he is doing in many countries.

            Everywhere you look in the world you will get Islamists beheading people in the name of Allah, even in the most advanced countries like Australia, UK, France, US of A.

            Unemployment has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. There are as many unemployed youths in SE SS just as in the North, the Christian youths of the North, SE SS have not gone berserk, rampaging and beheading people. When unemployment hits the SW I don’t their youths will rampage either, there people are not Islamic fanatics.

            So see the difference.

          • sean

            They did not randomly decide to just start killing people, they have been brainwashed by the lunatics. This is the primary cause of initiation not unemployment but unemployment/poverty remains a potent catalyst in allowing the youth accept the ideology. In the south of Nigeria the poor/unemployed took a different route: kidnapping, militancy,cultism etc. the point is poverty/unemployment/purposelessness allows people to easily sway into doing the worst things and feeling justified. Islamism is more prominent than others because it has been left to grow over time(more than 30 years since it became a big deal in the modern world) and also because of the high degree of instability in the Arab world. There are many muslim populated countries where Islamic fundamentalism is a non-entity e.g turkey, indonesia, india and they have secured this by dealing outrightly with it ‘without kid gloves’

          • TheOpiomofthePeeps

            Of course!

            People become terrorist in-spite of the religion they follow not because of it. Besides there have been and still are terrorist who happen to be Christians again they were or are terrorist in-spite of their Christianity not because of it.

            I will say this though. even though humanities unofficial definition is synonymous with apathy and compassion. It would seem more honest to identify and accept the innate animal desire to destroy one another for flimsy excuses or perhaps to be more appropriate selfish reasons.

            The idea that any religion is immune to that which we bring to it is just crazy. No religion is good or bad but rather what we make of it. (if there were not true GEJ will have been the best president because of his Christianity. But is he? To most NO, to some debatable, or even Yes. You see we are very complex animals with multitudes of sensibilities, and perspectives in reality the possibilities are endless. For example someone will likely get offended by what i am writing in this comment. But honestly i mean no disrespect by any of this. if i am lucky i might even get an insult for it.

            I believe that the barbarism and the evil nature of human beings have never been extinct and will never be. As human beings we have always been the insecurity we fear, or oppression we fight against. Its in our history and in our future but one thing it will never be is gone. Our religions and our governments only try to keep us in check truly they all have the same purpose.

            Personally i cant wait for a day when we can choose our leaders more wisely and appreciate them based on what they bring to us as a nation and even what they bring to their religion of choice. But not because of the region they choose. We are all more alike than we are different. 🙂

          • Otile

            You see, when killing and oppressing non Muslims is enshrined in the Qur-an that is the crux of the matter.

          • trulynigerian

            the heart of man is desperately wicked; who can understand it? man would always have a reason to kill. Look communal clashes like the ijaw itsekiri, ebonyi clashes, Rwanda crises, Central African Republic, South Sudan crises. are they not mostly Christians? man would continue to kill unless he surrenders his life to Jesus the Prince of Peace.

      • Ajayi Ifayemi

        Yes, we do!

      • Mosaku 147

        Yes we do and we trust him!

      • craig

        And what has dt got to do with his ability?

        • Otile

          What is dt?

      • Concerned One

        Why not leave the worrying to the Yorubas, or do you now see yourself as One?

  • T

    What a turf decision; but a very wise one

  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    If Nigeria is really interested in combatting Corruption and Insecurity, this combination is the answer. I am already dreaming about a corruption-free Nigeria with this combination. We are on a forward march with Buhari/Osinbajo.

    • Isi Agwo

      But are you corrupt? What about other members of Aggrieved Partisan Confusionists (APC) members?

    • DazzlingSmile

      God bless you

    • sharp shape

      During bokohari reign (TI) transparency international rated Nigeria as the world’s most corrupt country on earth a dubious title we held as a country through OBJ and Yar Adua ! Today we are rated higher than South African ! Nigeria is now rated 39th places up a 3 decade shift from your m0ronic fulani misrule but then facts mean nothing to you boko paid thugs eh ! Transperency International not your putrid rag SW integrity members of the press ! Rubbish

      • Ajayi Ifayemi

        I will ignore your insults. However, the facts on the ground do not support your statement. In any case I know you don’t care as long as your brother is the President.

        • sharp shape

          Ok lets take away the insult ! Are you saying that transparency international never published that Nigeria has moved 39 places up in the corruption index ?

          • Ajayi Ifayemi

            Thanks for agreeing that we can discuss without abusing each other. It may seem innocuous but it changes the fact when you say it has moved up 39 places now which is different from moving up 39 places from the time of Buhari. All Nigerians know that Corruption was not tolerated under Buhari.

  • debbeljo

    LIKE IT OR HATE IT, GEJ 2015 IS SETTLED.
    1. All APC Chieftains, APC grassroot politicians will be arrested. What this means is no logistic for APC during 2015 election.
    2. All entrance to States & LGA would be blocked, only known supporters of PDP and presidency will be allowed to move in and out.
    3. Order from above to all banks not to issue APC’s money
    4. No money for APC delegates,
    5. APC delegates will be denied entrance into collection centers.
    6. At Collection centers APC agents and returning officers will be buy-off.
    7. Voters will be told to vote and leave, PDP will do the rigging.
    8. Any APC that attempt to rig will be arrested.
    9. PDP agents will buy voters card from people, give them to anybody that will thumb-print for PDP and return then to owners after election.
    10. Rice and money will be given to women with irresponsible husband in exchange for voters card.
    11. PDP will promise job offers to Ad hoc Corp members.

    • Wähala

      Even if you’re a dreamer, you’re a very stup*d one. If one of your ogogoro-induced rants were to materialize, APC will ignore the elections entirely and form a parallel government… then we shall see which Nigerian Govt. the international community recognizes. Stop displaying amazing stup*dity before I bust your azzhole with my boot… Didinrin!

      • Tonnero

        I believe the gentleman or lady is only being satirical.

        • emmanuel

          His is on drugs in germany

    • DazzlingSmile

      Don’t get insulted, but is your life devoted to spreading ignorance?

    • Mosaku 147

      They will be arrested by your soldier who before they hear Boko will make a tactical haram into Cameroon. Since I have been reading posts on this forum,I have never come across I stup.d one like yours.
      Goodnight.

  • Ette

    APC has just won the 2015 election with this wonderful winning team. All Nigerians should vote this team and deliver ourselves from the wickedness of PDP. We need this new set to begin to institute the discipline needed in our nation to move things forward in the right directions. May God bless them and grant them humility of heart to provide God-centred leadership that will take this great nation out of the darkness it was plunged into by wicked PDP.

  • hero

    WALK THE TALK, COLLECT YOUR PVÇ
    BUY 100 CAR STICKERS @ N50 SELL OR
    GIVE TO 100 FRIENDS/CAR OWNERS . TAKE THE CAMPAIGN TO THE STREET LEVEL.
    ENOUGH OF INTERNET RAGE.
    WILL DELIVER ANYWHERE IN NIGERIA
    ASSORTED
    “TEAM BUHARI”
    “BUHARI/OSINBAJO 2015″
    ” BUHARI/OSINBAJO CHANGE”
    SEND SMS & ADDRESS FOR DELIVERY TO: 07083374700
    STOP THE INTERNET RANTS. LET US GO TO WORK ON THE STREETS.
    LET US REPOSSESS OUR COUNTRY

    • DazzlingSmile

      God bless you, i think we reason alike

  • Mosaku 147

    It is finished! Bye bye Dr&Dame Azikiwe Ebele oloriburuku Jonathan.

    • Otile

      You wish

      • Tonnero

        I wish also.

        • Otile

          May this your wish become wishful thinking. Tonnero say Amen.

    • emmanuel

      Desperados. They dole out payouts to all Union leaders across Nigeria to go on strike/induatrial action to diminish Jonathans chances. God pass una

      We will meet at the polls.

      I wonder how much Buhari will pay out to every Nigerian to get votes like he was caught pants down At Owerri. Nigeria is not for sale.

      Mosaku you ran away after Buhari bribe voters at Owerri.

      May your re-appearance be nullified in less than 60 days.

  • Think£wice

    Posing as Stan, below excerpt was what I gleaned from my exchange with APC apologists 2 days in this very forum about Yemi Oshibajo before his surprise emergence as Buhari’s lap poddle. Wähala waded into the argument with the pseudonym O.A.S . As APC’s mouthpiece in the blogsphere, we should pay attention to O.A.S’ response. Enjoy:

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    Victor Anene • 2 days ago
    A worse APC error would be to pair up Professor Yemi Oshibajo with General Muhammadu Buhari.
    That will instantly produce a meaningless presidential ticket to Goodluck Jonathan’s advantage.
    By February, Nigerians would still be scratching their heads asking, “Who is this Yemi Oshibajo?”
    *********************************************************************************************************************************************************
    Asuquo Etinan reply to Victor Anene • 2 days ago
    I live in Calabar. I don’t know him myself. Am i supposed to vote for him too
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    Stan Reply to Victor Anene to 2 days ago
    That’s where you are mistaking. We need known and unknown quantities who can deliver the goods.

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    O.A.S reply to Stan • 2 days ago
    @ Stan,
    No, no, no. I think i get Asuquo’s point. Put it this way. Would you vote for Mr. Udom Akpan as President?
    You may but that’s if you know him, isn’t it? The same standard applies to everyone else in the 36 states.
    Yemi Oshibajo doesn’t stand for anything. He’s not known to stand on the right side of any public issue.
    He’s not known for any public advocacy in newspapers or elsewhere on probity, accountability or rationality.
    Voter behaviour, all over the world, majorly is shaped by values people can associate with that individual.

    ****************************************************************************************************************************************************

    Stan to O.A.S • 2 days ago

    You got my point misconstrued. Unknown quantity doesn’t imply that the candidate will evade the party’s customary screening hoops. You have to bear in mind that popularity doesn’t always translate to good governance. Everyone deserves a fair chance until proven otherwise.

    ****************************************************************************************************************************************************

    O.A.S reply to Stan • 2 days ago
    Yes, but you don’t experiment at the level of a vice-president who is a heart-beat away
    from becoming the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in a dramatic second.

    ******************************************************************************************************************************************************

    Stan reply to O.A.S • 2 days ago

    We can’t afford to be risk averse given our tortuous history. Your warped logic is one of the reasons we are stuck in reverse gear. Who was Idiagbon before he took the country by storm?

    *********************************************************************************************************************************************

    O.A.S reply to Sta • 2 days ago

    @ STA,

    Tunde Idiagbon was quite a disciplined and consistent military police officer throughout.

    Yemi Oshibajo, to the contrary, has been a poodle with the mentality of three monkeys.

    Servile to a fault, Yemi Oshibajo saw no evil, spoke no evil, and, heard no evil throughout.

    Even as Bola Tinubu raided the treasury and tore up protocols of decency in Yorubaland,

    our dear Yemi Oshibajo remained a diagram – moping and grinning for 15 years, as abettor.

    *****************************************************************************************************************************************************

    • Otile

      Gbam, this is Wähala’s English, his way of reasoning, and his line of attack for those he disdains. Allah

    • Oleku

      Thank you for exposing the clown ati Wähala–his Nyansh will keep being open for all to see him for who he is

  • Tugbi

    Tinubu is intelligent.

  • Dammy

    The Problem with Yemi Osinbajo

    Truth be told, Yemi Osinbajo does not add value to General Buhari’s chances.
    In person, he’s not known to stand for anything which resonates with the public.
    Worse than that Yemi Osinbajo is too much of a ‘yes-man’ to Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

    For that, he does not excite the Yoruba people anymore than he excites the Igbo .
    With the two largest voting blocks out of Yemo Osinbajo’s reach, and with the Ijaw
    also out of his reach – as the 3rd largest – what electoral benefit does he bring to Buhari?

    • mallam mahdi

      Na wa ooo if osibanjo does not value what is your business? That is the choice of their party and suppoters

  • MM

    I am just wondering why these PDP apologists are using panadol for another party’s headache. I seem to imagine why the PDP apologists are disturbing themselves on the VP candidate of the opposition. Please I need someone to tell me why they are bothering themselves. If they think APC has made a great mistake to have chosen Prof. Osibajo as their VP candidate, it should be a walkaway for PDP and they should be happy rather than come here and start posting trash. Let APC face the outcomes of their action or inaction on VP choice and not carrying another party’s issue on their head like gala seller.

    • Ray Effiom

      You know why? The Nation does not want PDP to have a landslide. We want an effective and strong opposition with realistic and achievable manifesto and policies. To have a decent debate to hold the ruling party to account not to ransom

      • MM

        You have not answered my question Mr. Ray. Why is the PDP apologist disturbing themselves on the VP candiate of APC? I expect them to face their own candidate and strategise on how to win 2015 elections not bothering themselves on who or who doesnt emerge VP candidate of another party.

        • William Norris

          The same reason APC members were disturbing themselves about the nomination of Jonathan as PDP candidate.

          • MM

            APC never disturbed themselves on PDP and their activities. Whoever they like, they should choose as their candidate. When they endorse Jonathan and Sambo, who commented on the choice? Go check PremiumTime news on when Jonathan endorse Sambo as his vice and see if any APC supporter commented on it. So spare me all this trash!

          • William Norris

            Yes, APC supporters complained to no end about Jonathan’s candidacy and not only on Premium Times.
            The LEADERS of the APC have been shouting for years that Jonathan is not LEGALLY qualified to run.
            You’re denying something that is public knowledge.
            Besides every Nigerian has the right to comment on ANY candidate. This man is going to the the Vice Prez for ALL Nigerians, right? So every Nigeria is entitled to have an opinion.

          • MM

            The man is gonna be VP for all Nigerians as you have admitted. He is going to be VP for all Nigerians whether you like it or not so go on and start commenting on the VP to be come 2015 when PDP will be pushed out of government. Thanks for your comment and for admitting he is going to be the VP for all Nigerians. Thumbs up!

          • sharp shape

            Dream on its your right !

          • MM

            Thanks. I dont know why you are bothered about my dream and how my dreams happen to be your headache. Abeg leave me with my dream biko!

          • William Norris

            There’s no guarantee that APC will win. Same for PDP.
            Having said that, it’s important that Nigerians stop avoiding the REAL ISSUES being contested in this election and that is THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE NIGER DELTA to control the revenues derived from their resources. In other words, the coming election is really a POLITICAL equivalent of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 – 1970. Once again, the Fulani and the Yoruba have made an alliance to fight for the control of the crude oil and natural gas that is mostly located in the Niger Delta/South-South areas.
            People like you who oppose Jonathan try to PRETEND that you’re concerned about corruption, that he’s clueless and olodo, his government is not working when all evidence is to the contrary. The ONLY REASON Yoruba people hate Jonathan is that he tried to abolish the fuel subsidy which is the life blood of the Lagos economy and to which the Yoruba have become addicted. Go to Google and put in FUEL SMUGGLING NIGERIA BORDER WEST AFRICA and see numerous reports of how entire communities live by smuggling SUBSIDIZED, CHEAP fuel from Nigeria to Benin Republic and Togo.
            Their Fulani allies of course want to maintain control of all the oil blocks they got under military regimes. Most of the major blocks are up for renewal around 2016.
            Now my concern is for the Niger Delta. What will the Ijaw, Itshekiri, Ogoni, Ikwerre and Anioma people do if Jonathan loses the election?
            Unless they are cowards, they’re going to fight and completely shut down the petroleum industry in the Niger Delta. Only about 15% of crude oil is drilled off shore, so prepare for real economic pain.
            Those are the real issues. It’s NOT about PDP, APC, Buhari, corruption or good government. It’s about the UNJUST EXPLOITATION of the Niger Delta by other Nigerian people from outside the major crude oil and natural gas producing areas.
            I hope the militants don’t back down. The real election begins AFTER the votes are counted. APC can only claim victory if the militants refuse to fight. Only then can your Vice President and his master preside over the petro-revenues of Nigeria.

          • Tope Adebosin

            Strange mindset! Are u saying that Niger delta should burn Nigeria down if gej loses a free and fair election. And really what has he done for them than to give them freedom to syphon crude oil?

          • William Norris

            What else should Jonathan do for them? The major sources crude oil and natural gas belong to the people of the Niger Delta. It is NOT a crime to take what is yours.

            For the past 40 years that they have refrained from taking the resources, what did Nigeria do for them? Crude oil and natural gas money built Abuja. What has it done for the people of the Niger Delta?

            It is time for every tribe to live off their own resources. The robbery of the Niger Delta by other parts of Nigeria has gone on too long and must stop.

          • Tope Adebosin

            Oh! I get where you going to. Fragmentation.! I really don’t mind that as long as it’s peaceful

          • William Norris

            The problem is that the Yoruba and Fulani don’t want even sensible reforms like Native Resource Control.

            They don’t want fragmentation either.

            All the Fulani and Yoruba alliance called APC wants is to control the Federal Government and thus gain legal control over the cruse oil and natural gas resources most of which are located in the Niger Delta. You know this. Your pretense is very understandable since you don’t have the ability to survive without the Niger Delta.

          • Tope Adebosin

            Hahahahaha

          • Tope Adebosin

            I’m not yoruba

          • Tope Adebosin

            But I’m for People’s Republic of Oodua! I’ll go with the anytime anyway. They have a vision….

          • sharp shape

            Yes except we are guaranteed full autonomy of our resources ! Listen we do not care for Nigeria ! For long we have been taken for granted by a hoard of barbaric nomads ! We will see who is joking ! Enough said !

          • Tope Adebosin

            I won’t tolerate ur choice words

          • sharp shape

            Are you fulani ? I said a hoard of barbaric nomads

          • Tope Adebosin

            Lol. II’m not, just believe we should b civil esp. in a public discussion

          • sharp shape

            Then you should not worry ! We in the Niger Delta know our enemies ! The fulani and a few yoruba collaborators !

          • Tope Adebosin

            I’ve lived in Eket, Port Harcourt, Aba. So I can feel u. My position is what has happened has happened. Way forward? But my grouse is also that your leaders haven’t helped matters. The Odilis and co

          • El_Komo

            Eventually 2019 will come and a SS will no longer be eligible to contest for the highest office in Nigeria. Then what will happen? You will go back to the creeks? No

          • sharp shape

            You APC m0nkeys lies so easily ! You were all going ape Sh1t on the forum when PDP had their rancour free primaries !

          • MM

            Rancour free primaries my foot! That one na primary abi ceremonial endorsement. Please spare me all these bullshit and say something else!

          • El_Komo

            I recall OBJ went through Primaries in 2003, why was GEJ’s own different this time around? That is what PDP has become now – a non-democratic party which a clueless one at the top.

          • Tope Adebosin

            I think u should mind your language. Can’t we practice politics without bitterness?

  • G4

    Wish them the best, may they be capable and have the strength to make Nigeria a respectable Nation in our life time.

  • No Comment

    WHY PASTOR YEMI OSINBAJO ACCEPTED TO RUN WITH GENERAL BUHARI

    “Sharia should be introduced in full across Nigeria. I will continue to show openly
    and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping
    all over Nigeria. God willing, we will NOT stop the agitation for the total implementation
    of the Sharia in the country.

    It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria,
    to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly. What remains for Muslims

    in Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate Muslims on the need

    to promote the full implementation of Sharia law.”

    …….General Muhammadu Buhari

    (August 27, 2001)

    • Etomi

      Will they ever pay heed?
      All I will say is beware of Buhari before it is too late….

    • Mrs. Flora Okezhime

      Ah, ah. So, this Yemo Osinbajo is accepting to help Buhari do full Islamic Jihad across Nigeria?
      Is Pastor Adeboye now running the Sharia Church of God or what? What’s all this nonsense?
      My own view is that Pastor Adeboye should speak up now and disown Yemi Osinbajo before it’s too late.

      • Kailani Salawu

        @ Mrs. Flora Okezhime, how will believed a comment that has no source? Its high time we started looking for credible candidates and not religion wise or ethnicity, Nigerian has not gain from all these two factors. What has the north gain ever since they are filling us and what has the East gain since Goodluck get to power? We go through thin and thick together. May For be our guide, amin.

  • Yours Truly

    Yemi Osinbajo’s shortcomings through Wähala’s myopic lens

    Yemi Osinbajo doesn’t stand for anything. He’s not known to stand on the right side of any public issue.

    He’s not known for any public advocacy in newspapers or elsewhere on probity, accountability or rationality.

    Voter behaviour, all over the world, majorly is shaped by values people can associate with that individual.

    Yemi Osinbajo is a poodle with the mentality of three monkeys.

    Servile to a fault, Yemi Osinbajo saw no evil, spoke no evil, and, heard no evil throughout.

    Even as Bola Tinubu raided the treasury and tore up protocols of decency in Yorubaland, our dear Yemi Osinbajo remained a diagram – moping and grinning for 15 years, as abettor.

    Cr: Wähala

    • Etomi

      Whao!!!!!!

    • Tunde Savage

      @ Wahala,

      Wow, this is superb. This summarises everything. It says all there is to say. Good thinking.
      Yemi Osinbajo is first in history as a Sharia Christian Pastor in Nigeria – what a shame!

  • Johnson

    Who knew Raji Fashola before he became Lagos State’s Governor? And suddenly he baceme a household name overnight. Please let’s give prof Yemi Oshibajo a benefit of doubt after all he is a Nigerian and has right to vote, also to be voted for. Who knows if it’s going to be your turn tomorrow. We need a better change in Nigeria.

    • Kenny George

      @ Johnson:

      RAJI FASHOLA IS IGNORANCE AND FRAUD ROLLED INTO ONE

      Lagosians watch in horror as Raji Fashola’s 2nd term ends up a waste of time with nothing doing.
      Lagos state debt shot up last month by extra 50 billion Naira on the back of Naira devaluation.
      The dunce governor (Fashola) said less petrol pump price is the answer to 30% loss of national income.

      A bad tree cannot yield good fruit. That is the divine truth.
      Like Raji Fashola, Osinbajo is Bola Tinubu’s fruit.
      Raji Fashola was
      living on borrowed robes and hiding his ignorance in media hype but now the bubble’s burst. Nobody in Lagos raised a voice in Fashola’s aid as Tinubu rubbished him at the Lagos governorship primary.

      That is how far lies can travel, but truth always catches up with lies in one day. Fashola is plain mediocre.
      He has destroyed Lagos state with ignorance plus crookedness and laden Lagos with $3.7 billion debts.
      That is after he (Fashola) and Bola Tinubu finagled all $40 billion Lagos revenues got from1999 till now.

      Should another Lagos governor make the mistake of following Raji Fashola’s example, Lagos will go bankrupt.
      As at today, Lagos state’s future revenues for the next three years are wholly mortgaged for debt repayment.
      Raji Fashola should thus never again be mentioned in a serious discussion on governance or democracy.

      • Sholoko

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

        ……. Mbazulike Amaechi
        (Nigeria’s first Minister of Aviation)

        [September 14th, 2014]

    • K.G

      RAJI FASHOLA IS IGNORANCE AND FRAUD ROLLED INTO ONE

      Lagosians watch in horror as Raji Fashola’s 2nd term ends up a waste of time with nothing doing.
      Lagos state debt shot up last month by extra 50 billion Naira on the back of Naira devaluation.
      The dunce governor (Fashola) said less petrol pump price is the answer to 30% loss of national income.

      A bad tree cannot yield good fruit. That is the divine truth. Like Raji Fashola, Osinbajo is Bola Tinubu’s fruit.
      Raji Fashola was living on borrowed robes and hiding his ignorance in media hype but now the bubble’s burst. Nobody in Lagos raised a voice in Fashola’s aid as Tinubu rubbished him at the Lagos governorship primary.

      That is how far lies can travel, but truth always catches up with lies in one day. Fashola is plain mediocre.
      He has destroyed Lagos state with ignorance plus crookedness and laden Lagos with $3.7 billion debts.
      That is after he (Fashola) and Bola Tinubu finagled all $40 billion Lagos revenues got from1999 till now.

      Should another Lagos governor make the mistake of following Raji Fashola’s example, Lagos will go bankrupt.
      As at today, Lagos state’s future revenues for the next three years are wholly mortgaged for debt repayment.
      Raji Fashola should thus never again be mentioned in a serious discussion on governance or democracy.

      • Ahoy Seadog

        “Look at the histories of the world: Boko Haram, if not contained and eradicated,
        will be found in the heart of Lagos before you know it.

        Those who unleashed Boko Haram on the nation [Nigeria] are not poverty stricken.
        They are politicians ….desperate for power, intelligent enough or perceptive enough
        to recognise that the cocktail of politics and religious fundamentalism can only yield them
        dividends. They think they have nothing to lose.

        But the foot soldiers have been indoctrinated for years, from childhood. And they believe
        that their religion [Islam] is in danger… but Islam is not in danger. It is the pervert followers
        who are being used and who use others and proclaim that they are fighting for Islam.”

        …………Professor Wole Soyinka

      • Tope Adebosin

        Haha hahaha why r u so pained.?

  • Willie

    Editor Premium Times,

    The facts in the public domain today show Yemi Osinbajo as a defender of Islamism in Lagos state.
    He is the only Christian Pastor who’s publicly come out to support continuous Muslim rule of Lagos.
    Yemi Osinbanjo went further to write an essay on the internet saying AC/APC is NOT unfair to Christians.

    He stated in his essay that there is no Islamic bias whatsoever in either Action Congress or in APC.

    This Christian Pastor (Yemi Osinbajo) then approved 100% Muslims APC registered as executives with INEC.
    Now, what is the difference between Yemi Osinbajo; and, a dyed-in-the-wool Muslim Jihadist, like Tola Kasali?
    The only difference is that Tola Kasali goes to a mosque and Yemi Osinbajo goes to church – but besides that,
    there is no difference at all, insofar as Tola Kasali declares Muslim supremacy, and, Yemi Osinbajo agrees to it.

    • Omo’oodua

      “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor]….
      we should not introduce something that will start affecting
      the consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the
      people’s consciousness what they were not thinking about
      before. Even if you look at it closely you will find that the
      dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

      ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali
      (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

      [October 25th, 2014]

    • Kailani Salawu

      Mr Willie, is high time we started looking for credibity not religion fanatic we involved our self, this man is only trying to make Nigerian to be united and not the way you looked at things. Tell me what has the Muslims gained during the periods when the Muslims are leaders and the Christians don’t or vice viser, or what the Igbo gains that the Yoruba’s don’t during the time of GEJ? Let’s be realistic for one’s so that our country and states can move forward.