Niger, Benin, Mali, Cameroun more prosperous than Nigeria – Global Report

Despite its latest status as Africa’s biggest economy, and its government’s claim of improved standard of living, Nigeria was not only one of the world’s least prosperous countries in 2014, but also one of Africa’s poorest beaten by smaller nations like Niger, Benin, Mali and Cameroun, an annual global prosperity survey released this week has said.

The report, published by UK-based Legatum Institute, a research organization that documents annual prosperity indicators around the world, listed Nigeria as the 125th out of 142 countries surveyed.

Remarkably, Nigeria failed to make the list of Africa’s top 10 most prosperous countries, a league dominated by Botswana and South Africa.

Other countries in that bracket, listed from third and below, are Morocco, Namibia, Tunisia, Algeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, and Senegal.

Nigeria fell to 27 in Africa in 2014, nose-diving 22 places from its ranking in 2011, the report said.

In between the top 10 countries and Nigeria are Benin, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Mali, Niger, Cameroon, Egypt, Tanzania, Malawi, Djibouti, Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo Republic, Zimbabwe, and Mauritania.

“The 2014 Prosperity Index provides a lens through which to view a comprehensive assessment of national success. The Index measures the broad set of indicators that tell us not only how nations perform economically but in vital areas of education, health, freedom, opportunity, social capital,” said Executive Director of Legatum Institute, Sain Hansen.

Other indicators measured by the institute are, governance and safety and security.

For each of the indices assessed, Nigeria performed woefully, highlighting how life in Nigeria is perhaps among the harshest in the world despite the country’s oil and mineral wealth.

Nigeria’s best ranking was in the economy group, where it was ranked 97th out of 142 countries in the survey.

Elsewhere, Nigeria ranked 114th, 130th, 123th, 132th, 137th, 106th, and 108th in entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom and social capital respectively.

The leading African country, Botswana, ranked 75th globally, and has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $15,147. The country is among the biggest proportional spender in the world as its government spends 8 percent of its GDP on Education.

The least ranked country in the survey is Central African Republic, barely unexpected as the country has be ravaged by internal ethno-religious conflict in the past few years.

Norway is ranked as the most prosperous country in the world followed by Switzerland.


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  • GbemigaO

    Rubbish survey. They sit overseas, milk aid and donations and come out with rubbish. How can those countries be better. I live in Tanzania and I know what happens there!

    • postman

      But are you proud of the current situation in nigeria?

      • tubor

        I just don’t know what to say anymore Nigeria is regressing everyday in a geometric projection

      • GbemigaO

        Not proud. Nigeria should have moved on to better things than where we are at the moment which is the fault of all the useless politicians that have been ruling us since 1999 and also the military that had chances and threw it away. What you need is a well balanced report that you can depend on. You will note that I did not mention other countries that were in the report but I assert again that a report that says that Tanzania is better than Nigeria is skewed as I work in Tanzania !

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Is this what Nigeria’s leaders have done to Nigeria? And they want to come back again in 2015 to continue decimating the country? Nigerians, over to you! You have all seen how Nigeria’s leaders steal the nation’s wealth with both hands and feet and turn round to say their action was not stealing! And you Nigerians agree to this nonsense! If you want to continue along this line of intense suffering and unspeakable deprivation in the midst of plenty then it’s up to you but you now have the opportunity in 2015 to effect a change and put a final stop to all these nonsense!

  • Innocent

    APC commissioned this report. Bastard Doyin Okupe can confirm this.

    • Guguru

      Innocent my brother, I think you are guilty of not taking your mind-calming pills today. Can you pop one or two pills to see if it will help you stay focused while making coherent remarks? LOL!

  • Lanre

    Premium Times, thank you for this report. However, kindly correct the error in your account that states Botswana’s GDP is $15,147. The report must have referenced the Per Capita Income (PCI) which can only be in thousands. The site for the Legatum Institute actually gives the figure as $16,321.40 (PPP Basis).

  • sammyctu ode

    It is time for jonathan, okojo-iweala, fatslob okupe and the pdp to wake up and stop lying to Nigerians and the whole world. I believe what the UK based organization has done. An example is buying of used cars- Nigerians go to Cotonue to buy cars, they change the Naira at the border thereby enriching that country while our economy is being depleted. We need a change of government because after 16 years of pdp, nothing is working. It is time for Nigerians to wake up and get back their country from all these pdp vultures.

    • Oleku

      The problem is not PDP, the janjaweeds will fair worse–what we need is de-amalgamation-period

  • the truth

    Tailored report, funded by who know who. Go to the organization’s website and see their major donors then you will know why nigeria is ranked this low. Propaganda propaganda. All this reports to disuade nigerians. You did it in 2007, it failed! you tried it in 2011, it failed! 2015 will be no different.

    • endingNaija

      Reno Omokri, why do you carry your fight against reality and fact to a ridiculous extent? Actually, you do not need to visit the website of the organization to know that the lot of citizens of smaller west african countries are better than the lot of average Nigerian on the street. What should you do? Go and visit these countries and come back to tell us what you see. Your mistake is that you think that when the few children of members Nigerian looting class fly around in private jets and first class, that shows the social and economic health of ordinary Nigerians. We are talking of ordinary Nigerians and NOT you and NOT me -but people ON THE STREETS . No Mr. Omokri na the “truth”. Organizations who are objective observers know the facts on ground. You and your Ijaw president can be deluding yourselves, but the reality on ground is that your Ijaw President -Goodluck Jonathan has failed to improve the lot of average Nigerians in 6 years. He has to go.

      • the truth

        lol accusing me again. When will you grow up?Accusing me of being an ijaw man. Anybody that is neutral or independent minded is your enemy. to you everybody has to support what you support. Let me give you a history lesson, They tried in 03, they failed, they tried in 07, they failed! they tried in 11, they failed again! now they are coming in 15, guess what they would fail again. Only people like you get deceived in mere propaganda. For close to 7 hours their has been a ruling on ekiti but propaganda times hasn’t carried that news, do you remember when every sneeze by femi fani kayode was carried as breaking news in propaganda times, what changed? All propaganda meant to decive gullible few like you. Did you know the abuja -kaduna rail has been flagged off, something that was never done in all the years of your other presidents. Do you think there are no good news coming out of nigeria? they are brainwashing you and you are buying into it. Please try to read other papers too. And neutrality is a gem

        • endingNaija

          Shut up, go and visit Cameroun/Mali/Benin/Ghana and come back to compare the quality of life of the ordinary people there and the quality of life of ordinary Nigerians on the street. That is the task I gave you. Deliver on that task or shut up!

          • the truth

            phool do you even know where i even reside. Do you know if i am in ghana? my assignment to you is to go get some sense and return back and stop mortaging your brain to lie lie mohammed and his media team

          • endingNaija

            Reno Omokri Deliver on the assignment I gave you or shut up and continue your sinking collaboration with Bastard Doyin Okugbe!!!

          • the truth

            I prefer u go hug transformer or drink acid because gej is your president.

          • endingNaija

            Reno Omokri na the “truth” and you and your BASTARD colleague-Doyin Okugbe serve your Ijaw -president-Right?

          • the truth

            I didnt see on the nigerian page that he is just an ijaw president. He is your president whether you like it or not. Go drink acid

          • endingNaija

            But you and your bastard colleague-Doyin Okugbe serve the Ijaw President and you know! Anyways, just a pertinent question how are the Tompolo WARSHIPS? When will they start their terrorist operations in the creeks? At least you are the propaganda wing of the Ijaw terrrorism as led by Tomopolo-so how are the WARSHIPS being made ready to start firing and operations? Tell us Ijaw man!

          • Amir

            This statement is an absolute confirmation that a president surrounded himself with capital fools. If serving the presidency you lack simple courtesy even in provocation shows the valley we have sunk in. Nonsense. You online insurgents are paid with public money to insult Nigerians 24/7. Fools. All your illegally acquired land under this administration will be returned by the grace of God come 2015.

          • the truth

            keep dreaming in your stup*d head. If it means me coming over to beat a sense of reason into your big coconut skull i will. If you can’t see deceit and propaganda then you can as well drink that acid and hug high tension wire. In your dreams, keep dreaming. Go and vote don’t seat behind a keyboard.olodo

          • Amir

            Animal. Total animal.

  • the truth

    The Ekiti
    State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, on
    Friday affirmed the victory of Governor Ayodele Fayose at the June 21
    poll.

    The tribunal had relocated to Abuja after thugs disrupted the proceedings in Ado Ekiti in September.

    The
    Suraju-Mohammed-led three-man panel, in its judgment, dismissed the
    petition filed by the All Progressives Congress challenging the
    declaration of Fayose and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party as the
    winner in the election.

    The reading of the judgment lasted about four hours on Friday.

    The
    Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Fayose the winner
    of the election defeating the APC and its candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

    The tribunal held on Friday that APC’s peti‎tion lacked merit as the party failed to prove any of its claims.

    The party had through its petition asked the tribunal to void the election which it alleged was marred by irregularities.

    The party
    had also contended that Fayose was not qualified to have stood for the
    election on the grounds that he was impeached from the same office in
    2006 and that his Higher National Diploma Certificate was forged.

    The APC
    had therefore asked the tribunal to nullify the election on the grounds
    of the alleged irregularities characterising the poll or in the
    alternative return its candidate in the election, Fayemi, who polled the
    second highest votes, as the winner.

    The respondents to the petition were the PDP, Fayose, INEC, the Chief of Army Staff and the Inspector General of Police.

    In its
    judgment, the three-man panel led by Justice Suraj Mohammed held ‎that
    the petitioner failed to prove the alleged irregularities characterising
    the poll.

    It noted
    that the petitioner contradicted ‎itself when it sought an order
    nullifying the election and in another breath sought that the
    certificate of return be given to its candidate.

    The
    tribunal further held that though the issue of previous impeachment of
    Fayose was both a pre-election and election matter, ‎the said
    impeachment could not be used against him (Fayose) because the
    impeachment panel was wrongly constituted.

    On the
    allegations of malpractices and electoral irregularities, the tribunal
    held that the petitioner’s claim was imprecise as it failed to show, in
    specific terms, how and where such malpractices were perpetrated.

    The
    tribunal struck out the names of the Nigerian Police and Army from the
    respondents list, and at the same time, struck out the allegations of
    wrongdoing leveled against them in the petitioner’s affidavit.

    • endingNaija

      Reno Omokri na the “truth” It seems that you and Bastard Doyin Okugbe are giving one another helping hand in fruitless efforts to redeem the image of your sinking party-PDP

      • the truth

        phool, why after 7 hours premium times hasn’t deemed it fit to report this. Hmmn i forgot they gave the election to fayemi in their polls and gullible ones like you were busy commenting. Elections are not won on premium times but on the streets

        • endingNaija

          So you and Bastard Doyin Okugbe actually collaborate. I just dey laaf here. Me I no know say yu and Bastard Doyin Okugbe actually work together Reno Omokri-Sorry ooo

          • the truth

            you calling another man bastard shows me your level of eloquence. my assignment to you is to grow up and reason for once. Do you actually think no good news comes out of nigeria? Premium times is playing games with your head.You are just like the husband who is afflicted with love portion prepared by the wife, no matter anything anybody says, u wont buy into it. you need prayers. Just yesterday the country launched the 10000 housing scheme, guess what that wasn’t news to premium times. Anything to paint the govt bad is a welcome news.

          • endingNaija

            Reno Omokri, your colleague in propaganda crime against Nigerian people on behalf of PDP and President Jonathan -Doyin Okugbe called himself BASTARD. He gave himself that name and he has given us the moral license to so call him. Go and read. Anyway, you should be ashamed of yourself that your Ijaw president-Jonathan brought Nigeria on her knees in 6 years such that we are behind Ghana/Mali/Benin/Cameroun in terms of prosperity-Shame on you and your colleague Bastard Doyin Okugbe!

          • the truth

            lol who is your president. My assignment to you is save enough money for your flight back home and vote. I know your money is not up to the air fare but try to work overtime. Whether you like it or not gej is your president go drink acid or hug high tension wire

          • endingNaija

            So you agree that you and your Bastard Colleague-Doyin Okugbe serve Nigeria with crime propaganda on behalf of your Ijaw president

          • the truth

            You are been served propaganda by this report. come home and see things my brother. You are lost.because of lack of funds you have not stepped foot on your country. You believe everything u are told on propaganda times. Its just like subscribing to fox news.They tell u it is fair and balanced but truly brainwashing people. That’s how u are being brainwashed here.If it means me beating out the love portion out of your brain i will.

          • endingNaija

            eh? Go siddon abegi! Anyway, how are Tompolo WARSHIPS? Are you guys OILING the WARSHIPS ready to rekindle your creek terrorism? Just asking since you are the propaganda wing of the Creek terrorists

          • the truth

            you are so been used by propaganda times. I keep saying this when will you get brains. They are misleading you with lies to poison gullible ones like you. Premium times never apologizes for false reports. here again is your beloved premium times being exposed.

            Tompolo’s alleged gunboats belong to NIMASA – Navy

            December 18, 2014 by Fidelis Soriwei 59 Comments

            THE
            Nigerian Navy has said that the seven gunboats alleged to have been
            bought by an ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government
            Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, indeed belonged to the Nigerian Maritime
            Administration and Safety Agency.

            The Chief of Training and Operations of
            the NN, Rear Admiral Austin Oyagha, at a press briefing in Abuja on
            Wednesday said reports that Tompolo had acquired warships was untrue.

            He explained that the said gunboats
            belonged to the NIMASA and that they were being manned by personnel of
            the Nigerian Navy from the maritime component of the service, in
            consonance with a pact between the agency and the Navy.

            Oyagha said, “I want to state
            categorically that no individual has acquired gun boats in this country.
            The gunboats being alluded to actually belong to NIMASA and these boats
            are currently being manned by personnel of the Nigerian Navy.

            “And as you are all aware, Nigerian Navy
            has collaboration with NIMASA, to which we have a maritime component
            attached in support of the statutory responsibility in ensuring the
            safety of our harbour approaches to our anchorage.”

            He also dismissed claims that the
            gunboats had Tompolo written on them, saying no such boat was operating
            in Nigeria’s territorial waters.

            He said, “I don’t want to believe there
            is any gunboat or any vessel with the name Tompolo being written on it
            that is operating in our waters and if there is such a boat I will like
            you to prove it.

            “The boats that are being alluded to that
            are called gunboats, that we know are operating in our waters that do
            not actually belong to the NN but belong to NIMASA and those boats are
            being manned by the NN personnel attached to the maritime component of
            the service.”

            He said that the collaboration between
            NIMASA and the Navy was such that while the agency could acquire boats,
            it lacked the powers to arm them.

            Oyagha said that the Navy was the one that could arm and man the boats to actualise the purpose for which they were acquired.

            He explained that NIMASA had been
            procuring gun boats since it entered into an agreement with the Navy
            three years ago, and that the agency would continue to acquire same.

            He noted, “The collaboration we have with
            NIMASA is such that NIMASA can acquire boats but they cannot acquire
            the weapons. When they acquire these boats, it is the Navy that manned
            them and it is for the Navy to arm these boats accordingly and I can
            assure you that those weapons on board those boats belong to the NN and
            they are being manned by the personnel of the Navy.

            “NIMASA has a role that has to do with
            safety of the ports, hardboard and the approaches, this is outside the
            purview of the Nigerian Navy, it is essentially policing role of NIMASA,
            and for them to carry out that role they need to have boats that are
            equipped should the need arise; and since they cannot carry arms, they
            have to collaborate with such an organisation like the Nigerian Navy
            that is actually empowered to carry arms.”

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            content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast,
            rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express
            written permission from PUNCH.

          • Oleku

            What is your business with Tompolo warships–did he stop descendants of Oodua to purchase theirs or did he in anyway use proceeds of cocoa?

          • Tunsj

            Seriously, where do you think Nigeria should ranked in this report? I agree with you that Fox News is not fair and balanced because their hosts always read from a script.

  • Oleku

    Do we need UK and/or the US to tell us what happens in Naija–who the hell do they think they are? Life has improved tremendously under Jonathan government and the facts are there on the ground for all to see–Britain should keep off our affairs we are still regretting and paying for their colossal blunder of amalgamation–were it not for that error Biafra and Niger Delta today would have been more prosperous than the UK–besides the UK and US economy is not any better–people work their asses off to earn peanuts and live in squabbles-nonsense

    • endingNaija

      Is that coming from Bastard Doyin Okugbe?

      • Oleku

        Dr. Okupe we know were he hails from but Ayatollah Tinubu we can’t tell exactly were he’s from–can you clear the air

        • endingNaija

          You mean Bastard Doyin Okugbe? Just want to be sure!

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    These useless imperialist reports about Africa are just designed to suit the objectives of the writers. They do not by any stretch reflect the reality on the ground.

    • endingNaija

      eh the “truth na Reno Omokri, you are using your other name! I expected that-Carry GO! nd how are the Tompolo WARSHIPS? We hear you said the WARSHIPS belong to NIMASA and Tompolo only “helped’ to buy them. hm hm ever heard where terrorists buy WARSHIPS for sovereign country! Tompolo na Tawanda na the “truth” na Otile na Oleku na Reno Omokri!

      • the truth

        Phfool, as i said u do not read other papers and as such not current with propaganda times. read this pfool

        Tompolo’s alleged gunboats belong to NIMASA – Navy

        December 18, 2014 by Fidelis Soriwei 59 Comments

        THE
        Nigerian Navy has said that the seven gunboats alleged to have been
        bought by an ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government
        Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, indeed belonged to the Nigerian Maritime
        Administration and Safety Agency.

        The Chief of Training and Operations of
        the NN, Rear Admiral Austin Oyagha, at a press briefing in Abuja on
        Wednesday said reports that Tompolo had acquired warships was untrue.

        He explained that the said gunboats
        belonged to the NIMASA and that they were being manned by personnel of
        the Nigerian Navy from the maritime component of the service, in
        consonance with a pact between the agency and the Navy.

        Oyagha said, “I want to state
        categorically that no individual has acquired gun boats in this country.
        The gunboats being alluded to actually belong to NIMASA and these boats
        are currently being manned by personnel of the Nigerian Navy.

        “And as you are all aware, Nigerian Navy
        has collaboration with NIMASA, to which we have a maritime component
        attached in support of the statutory responsibility in ensuring the
        safety of our harbour approaches to our anchorage.”

        He also dismissed claims that the
        gunboats had Tompolo written on them, saying no such boat was operating
        in Nigeria’s territorial waters.

        He said, “I don’t want to believe there
        is any gunboat or any vessel with the name Tompolo being written on it
        that is operating in our waters and if there is such a boat I will like
        you to prove it.

        “The boats that are being alluded to that
        are called gunboats, that we know are operating in our waters that do
        not actually belong to the NN but belong to NIMASA and those boats are
        being manned by the NN personnel attached to the maritime component of
        the service.”

        He said that the collaboration between
        NIMASA and the Navy was such that while the agency could acquire boats,
        it lacked the powers to arm them.

        Oyagha said that the Navy was the one that could arm and man the boats to actualise the purpose for which they were acquired.

        He explained that NIMASA had been
        procuring gun boats since it entered into an agreement with the Navy
        three years ago, and that the agency would continue to acquire same.

        He noted, “The collaboration we have with
        NIMASA is such that NIMASA can acquire boats but they cannot acquire
        the weapons. When they acquire these boats, it is the Navy that manned
        them and it is for the Navy to arm these boats accordingly and I can
        assure you that those weapons on board those boats belong to the NN and
        they are being manned by the personnel of the Navy.

        “NIMASA has a role that has to do with
        safety of the ports, hardboard and the approaches, this is outside the
        purview of the Nigerian Navy, it is essentially policing role of NIMASA,
        and for them to carry out that role they need to have boats that are
        equipped should the need arise; and since they cannot carry arms, they
        have to collaborate with such an organisation like the Nigerian Navy
        that is actually empowered to carry arms.”

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        All rights reserved. This material, and other digital
        content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast,
        rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express
        written permission from PUNCH.

        • endingNaija

          So terrorists buy WARSHIPS for sovereign govts and countries!!! That can only happen in Nigeria under an Ijaw president-Goodluck Jonathan!

          • the truth

            i rest my case, if at this age u no get sense my brother u no go get sense again. Try work plenty overtime for your job so u fit buy ticket go see nigeria or vote.

          • endingNaija

            Which case? You are dishonest person!

          • the truth

            and u are the honest ogbu. heed my advice and work overtime to get ticket to nigeria. they are feeding u lies and you are buying it

          • endingNaija

            Which case? I just dey laaaf here , I beg. Which case Ijaw man? Which case Tompolo?

          • Oleku

            Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is your president and will be so till May 29th 2019–deal with it-parasite

          • endingNaija

            And when he is defeated in 2015, Ijaw terrorism will be launched using Tomopolo’s WARSHIPS and you will be the onlie propagandist and propaganda arm of Ijaw terrorism. Hm interesting.

          • trippi

            Well that would be a welcome development. After all the Northerners were defeated and they launched terrorism. No one has got the exclusive right to terrorism..

          • endingNaija

            That is what we are saying. Thanks for confirming that the Ijaw president-Goodluck Jonathan gave oli money to his Ijaw kinsman to buy WARSHIPS ready for a renewed creek terrorism in 2015. Thanks a lot trippi na Tawanda na the “truth” na oleku na otile as coordinated by Reno Omokri a media PDP colleague of Bastard Doyin Okugbe

          • kammykazee

            The general with dark goggles, remember him? Those were the song his sycophants were singing back then, ‘he will rule till so so year’ but how did it end for Sani?

          • GEJmustgo!

            Jonathan must go! Simple and short.we should dislodge him from Aso roch Villa before he reduces Nigeria to ashes.

        • Xman Raji

          Why continue coming here to read, oloriburuku….

          • the truth

            to educate pfools like you. This is an ngo, its called sensitizing pfools like oxman raji. And if it means me beating out the spell you are currently in, trust me i will do that

        • emmanuel

          Is this not Wahala? When is your appointment at the Aro rehabs?

    • Giganto

      I bet you wouldn’t call it “useless imperialist reports” had its content been in the opposite. To all the Mr. GE. Jonothing apologist out there, you better wake from your ogogoro-fueled slumber and accept the fact that your Idol has destroyed Nigeria and hence we need someone with impeccable credentials to salvage the situation.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        I would rather depend on the world bank reports which are devoid of imperialist sentiments and world view !!

        • Xman Raji

          World Bank Report is by who? And who are the real imperialist? The ogogoro u dey gulp is too much for ur brain…

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            I know but at least we have our people there as well !

      • emmanuel

        Jonathan destroyed Nigeria?

        Salami corrupted the Judiciary, Buhari and late Shekau plundered the North, Gusau, Sambo Dasuki compromised the securities, Ali Ndume sabotaged anti terrorism war, Tinubu stole Lagos blind and compromised the media with the proceeds, Fashola drove Lagos into so much debt to finance Tinubu, Faruk collected bribe to spoil the job started by Jonathan and gave Tambuwal his cut, sanusi looted CBn and passed part odf it to El-Rufai and Buhari, they killed Ado Bayero to enable take over of Kano monarchy and state politi al structure

        Which one be Jonathan own

  • trippi

    Tales by moonlight…

  • Ndubuisi

    The news is: Despite your propaganda, Nigeria is officially Africa’s largest economy. One more thing, stop having kids left, right and centre, especially outside marriage. And to your friends up north, stop having a million wives.

    • Eddy

      what’s your business with their lifestyle up north? If they insult you you’ll call for Biafra

    • kamaku

      Ndubisi, you reason like a bigot. Is people like you that have made irrevant issues more important in Nigeria than what promotes inclusive freedom and opportunity. This shows how much work still needs to be done to stamp out bigotry And ethnic complexes.

    • kammykazee

      Next time when you are sick or broke make you carry that ya yẹ̀yẹ́ ‘largest economy’ go pay your hospital bill or carry am go collect money for cash machine or kukuma soak am like garri and drink. #jáwéjura.

    • amazing2012

      Suffering and smiling ?

    • Olusegun

      In a society where there is no child benefits whatsoever or social security services financed by tax payers, you don’t make any sense dictating to people how many children/wives they should have because they fund their choices; not you or the state. So first use your ‘largest economy’ to sort out your society; plainly a very tall order for our supposedly Harvard trained and World Bank experienced finance minister. Empty Up and Down.

      • Ndubuisi

        Mr advisor, the country’s GDP depends, on one hand, on the country’s population. So, if you want it up, stop having loads and loads of kids out of wedlock and think again when next you’re going for another wife. Botswana with a population of 2 million will do a lot better in GDP ranking when compared with Nigeria. So, those your extra kids actually have an impact on me.

        • the truth

          They are clueless and as such are on a premium times propaganda spell, all funded by atiku.

  • Wakawa Aliyu

    There is God o…

  • Town Crier

    WHY NIGERIA IS FALLING APART

    “Goodluck Jonathan is not a terrible human being, but he is NOT
    a good leader. He is not the right leader for this nation. Not now, not in
    2015 and beyond! You don’t have to be the most intelligent person to make a
    good leader but you must be smart and curious and steady and have a good sense
    of self. And you must surround yourself with intelligent people with an
    abundance of courage and vision. Under Jonathan, our institutions are
    collapsing at a faster rate. The elite continue to steal knowing there would be
    no penalties but national honour for them; and the country continues to drift.
    Is this the kind of country you want to grow old in?

    ………………Sabella Abbide

    [December 17th, 2014]

  • Rommel

    This report is closer to reality than the propaganda churned out by the federal government

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      The report is designed to project the interest of the writers,it is far from realistic .

      • Yusuf

        Google the heading, if you didn’t know the organization type ”’organization name’ credibility index”. It is like u havnt learned anything good in school

      • endingNaija

        Go to the website of the organization and check, At least you have some literacy , that is why Aso Rock employed you to dish out the falsehood you dish out. So go online and check for yourself. You hear?

  • emmanuel

    I like these Fulanis who have perfected the act of propaganda, but will never take such pains to develop the North when they have the opportunity.

    Let them in their report take Nigeria to the least, we know where we stand.

    Apart from Northerners who dress up with bathroom slippers like Niger, Mali, Chad etc to attend functions, the South has long gone sophisticated.

    I sorry for them, we now assemble cars, grow Rice and Cassava massively, with moribund industries now resuscitated (Factories abandoned since the mid Ninety eighties are now engaged, yet Nigeria is among the poorest.

    Nonsense.

  • Chief Ovie Obaro (JP)

    What kind of journalists are in Premiumtimes? You doubt the results and re basing of Nigeria’s GDP by Nigerian experts including a Nigerian born most recent world bank executive & consultant, but you are quick to accept a so-called report published by UK-based Legatum Institute.

    When will the blood of colonialism and inferiority complex leave your systems? Must you believe hook, line and sinker, all reports from these useless research houses which are no more than agents of colonialism?

    Nigeria is least prosperous, yet the foreign companies and their investments in Lagos, Rivers and Delta states are more than the investments in all those four countries put together. Nonsense! …This is 21st century where information is readily available. You cannot continue to rely on useless and politically and economically motivated reports and worse still, begin to propagate these falsities…all bcos you want to show that Jonathan is not working This is arrant nonsense.

    • emmanuel

      They all celebrated the fraudulent report of ths rogue called Stephen Davies, because what excites them is the news of Nigeria being a failure, yet they do not want it unbundled. Reason, free money that the sources is not even qualified to share in

  • Peter

    While I do not subscribe to that survey, in any way, I believe it is right to say that our biggest setback is the north. The negative tendencies of northern politicians is the reason for our woes as a nation. While the other regions of the country are doing well and forging ahead the north chose to drag their region down negatively by sponsoring the Boko Haram insurgency. The northern leaders have made their region the parasite of Nigeria, thinking that a grip on political powers will automatically translate to economic prosperity. They think that unless their own person is there the country will not move forward. The retributive effect of this warped thinking is now very glaring, especially in the face of the wanton destruction of the lives and properties of their own kith and kins. The false ‘one Nigeria’ posture is the reason if at all we must accept the fact that the smaller countries like Benin, Niger and Mali may be seen as prosperous because of their smallness. Nigeria should be split into smaller units so that those that are prepared to grow should grow. The bogus frame of one indivisible Nigeria is the biggest deceit. Our so called collective destinies is fraudulent as it has succeeded in lumping up strange bed fellows Our fortunes will improve and the whole world will admire Nigeria and our respectability will blossom if we are separately re-arranged..

    • emmanuel

      Sweet commentary.

      My ethnic group will beat Switzerland in prosperity within two years. We are about the same size and better endowed.

      Infact, the writter of this report lends credence to Nigeria being a big for nothing fraud in size.

      Our size is a disadvantage, lets unbundle!

    • Wähala

      Mr. man, shut-up dia!
      Northern who? Are they in power, why can’t your moron arrest and prosecute any Northerners found to be undermining his government? How do you people think in that country? Seriously, you need injection in the neck to straighten your head, it’s crooked… likewise your mind!

    • Onike24

      I am not from the North, but this nonsense narrative has gone on for too long…. Are you seriously implying that the North wants to rule Nigeria so badly that they decimate their own people? they want power so badly that they set about disenfranchising the very people that can make it possible? that they want power so badly, they are willing to bomb themselves into the dark ages? this is akin to saying that a man sets his own house on fire because he wants to get rid of his neighbour! Islamic fundamentalism exists far beyond the borders of Nigeria, or are the Northern leaders also responsible for ISIL, Taliban( both Pakistani and Afghan) ? for as long as the government continues to exploit BH, for as long as we continue to point fingers, we cannot defeat BH, and innocent people continue to die while the rest of us carry on as if it were non humans that are being slaughtered on a daily basis.

    • campol

      Thank you for saying it quite plainly Peter.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Peter, in your myopic, ethno-centric worldview, you failed to note the part of the report that stated that Nigeria slipped down 22 places since 2011.

      Guess Ebele is also known as Tafawa.

      I am surprised, no, not really with your type, that somewhere in your medulla oblongata, it did not register that the failure and steady decline of Nigeria has coincided with Mr. Goodluck’s personal goodluck.

  • the truth

    Somebody is working to make nigeria great, while some people are busy on their keyboards criticizing and venting. My advice to every saboteur, make sure you have your pvc and please go vote who u chose to vote for. Whether you like it or not, your abuses doesn’t negate the fact that gej is the president. so grow up and accept it.We know propaganda when we see it. enough is enough

    • Yusuf

      loooooooool…. my guy are u in this world, try come out of your bush and travel to this countries mentioned and only then u can object based on the indices used to rate them. The world can not wait for u and your sluggish clueless man

      • the truth

        my man yusuf please get in touch with your head. The earlier the better

        • Leslie

          And you?Please get in touch with your brain.The sooner the better

          • the truth

            You are part of serial losers, That streak is bound to continue. You are on a spell and you need deliverance from this premium times juju

          • Leslie

            Mr neutrality, continue wallowing in self diceit.You’ll drown with Jonathan.

    • endingNaija

      Reno Omokri na the “truth” as past of the crime and tribal propaganda machine of a president who went all out to construct himself only as an Ijaw Christian president-Goodluck Jonathan-, you are sitting at your computer dishing out falsehood to browbeat Nigerians. You do this together with your Bastard Colleague Doyin Okugbe. I will not relent. I am going to put you and your support for a someone-Goodluck Jonathan-who had a great advantage to make the country great but decided to play the religious and tribal and corrupt game and let every Nigerian down.

      • the truth

        My body language should tell you i am standing for what is fair and balanced. My body language should tell you a neutral observer. Just to teach you a little bit about governance. Anybody who tells you they will change nigeria in 1 year is lying to you. In effective governance long term policies are set, which transform into giant strides and results. Which effective policy was set up for the economy by previous governments? Do you know when jonathan took office he initiated the rice renewal(local) policy, and 4 years on 60% of all rice consumed in nigeria is grown in nigeria(done with uncle benz and thai rice). That is just one of numerous policies that are yielding results. You didn’t know this because you are currently hooked on a spell from premium times, as i said earlier if it means me physically beating you to pulp to take off that spell i would.

        • endingNaija

          Which body language? A fraudulent body language that is unable to see and redeem the real truth?

        • Wähala

          You’re not neutral… zip up your mouth.
          Stop wasting your time, most agile minds can see thru your fortress of lies. Sometimes you own up to Reno, other times you’re ready to swallow live locust that you’re not… give-up pal, do odeku!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Keep Quiet ! This bloke is honest,fair and neutral in his comments very much the opposite to your uncivilised and irrational views often laced with obscenities !

          • Onike24

            You would not recognise honesty and fairness if it slapped you in the face………….

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            You are of a judgemental mind set,you are absolutely wrong.

          • Wähala

            What does an Atheist know about honesty, biko? Read my award-winning “first comments” and you will never see harsh languages laced with bile until touts like you call for it, never read/respond to my comments and see if I will come at you with banishing words. Oloshi. Your life depends on the number of posts-per-day so, I’m contributing to your existence, mumu… Oko-oko!

        • Onike24

          You are not neutral! intact you are as neutral as Germany was in both world wars…..

    • Ha

      Being a president is not an end but a means to achieve an end. Effectiveness is the purpose of being president.

    • Onike24

      Please how is this Propaganda? why do you have a deep dislike for the truth? face facts, Nigeria has never had such incompetence at highest level of the state. No amount of posts from Reno’s motley crew of E- minions can change the fact that Jonathan is the most incompetent ” leader” known to man.

  • Yusuf

    Transformation agenda

    • DanielOsazuwa

      No no no! Don’t say that again! IT IS TRANSFIGURATION AGENDA.

  • Dr. Ahmad

    Some Nigerians are very pathetic, with the reality on the ground instead of people to seek for positive change they are busy denying the plain truth. Do this people know the meaning of ‘GOOGLE’. Nothing is hidden to the world this days

    • Igwebuike

      Change to Sharia Law for the whole country as Bokohari said he will welcome? No thanks.

      • Ha

        With people like you we will go nowhere. That is what you will end up your life doing. Pity.

  • Maria

    “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” says the Holy Bible!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      We are indeed in the last days….even witches quote the scriptures !!

      • Wähala

        You would know about witches and evil from your mama abi? That was quick, coming from you…

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          My family are staunch Catholics ,I am the only one who opted to follow the way of my ancestors ! Amadioha the great god of thunder remains supreme and bad people like you get paid here on earth,he does not wait for any after life to unleash his wrath on degenerates of your sort !!

          • Wähala

            Simply put… you’re Godless!
            An Atheist. Anything goes, even premeditated murder. Now I know your problem is beyond man, it’s between you and your god, Amadioha… you’re in Hell on earth punk, cursed. Didn’t I tell you Anambra clowns are the curse of Ndigbo? Abi, do you want a course refresher? Atheist clown…

          • Oleku

            Shut up! What’s wrong with one being an atheist? They are more trustworthy and upright than the Islamic extremist ati janjaweeds you’re working for–religious people like you are the main problem in Naija today–I would rather an atheist become a president than jihadist Buhari-mumu

          • Wähala

            You’re equally cursed! No time for you today… didinrin!

          • Onike24

            These people are really pedestrian walahi!

          • Otile

            Wähala
            I really believe you are not Igbo. There is no day that passes you and your tribesman one aboki @amazing2012 don’t curse the Igbo race a thousand times. At this point I say back: to sender. May your curses get back to you and haunt you forever.

            Why must Ndigbo continue to put up with this stupid_tribalism? Educated Yorubas claim to be Igbo and hide under that identity to give us the greatest wahala in this damned_country.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Do you mean to say that all your ancestors were cursed because they believed in our traditional African religion ?
            I am not an Atheist,I believe in CHI-UKWU but our local deities like Amadioha,Ozuzu,Igbudu etc are mediums and also the spirit of our ancestors as depicted by OMENANI NDIGBO !
            You believe you will go to paradise after death and resurrection but I believe that I will be going to join my ancestors in the land of umuagbara (land of the spirits).

      • Warri Boy

        Thank you very much for your comments. God go bless you. When confirmed Flight lieutenants like that moron begin quote Bible, na im be say water don pass garri.

      • endingNaija

        Shut Up! which corrupt witches are greater than the duo of your Ijaw President-Goodluck Jonathan and his counselor “Pastor” Ayo Oritsejafor of CAN.

      • Ette

        But the council of wiches and wizards has praised your GEJ as their performing member. See where he has taken the nation to. Shame.

        • Maria

          Madam peace presently occupies the seat of the chairperson of Nigeria association of witches and wizards(NAWW).

  • The Revolutionary

    Nigerians are walking dead and hardly capable of rational thought any longer.
    A consistent failure rate of 70% WASC failure does not ring their alarm bells.
    They can’t think that insofar as this cuts across all the 36 states, it means
    no political party is blameless and there is no nascent democracy in Nigeria
    but outright criminal pillaging of the treasury across the 36 states bar none.
    Therefore, this non-system of official roguery is the bane to be cast away,
    and by any means possible, including revolutionary uprising, if need be.

  • Wähala

    Hahaha! This must be APC propaganda machine at work in faraway UK. Had they rated Dumbo’s non-existent Govt. of Nigeria anywhere near the top 30 we for no hia word from the career liars at the Presidency. Certainly, Reno and his boys will soon flood here with multi-posts of diversionary gibberish blaming all kinds of people and interests. Deadbeats. Common “babi-allah” Niger Republic is a better place to live than Dumbo’s restive Naija, yet, the mumu wants another 4yrs to continue delivering pains and sufferings to Nigerians. No wonder Benin Republic had the effrontery to chain our Mujahedeen to the floor of their gulag until the obese clown cried to JoCrook for help, Benin are “big boys” compared to Nigeria… no wonder Cameroon refused to cooperate with Dr. DoNothing, and even striped our soldiers who wondered into their real estate on “tactical retreat”…President Biya is a better presido than our man-mugu. Don’t worry, when the campaigns really heat up, Rotimi Amaechi will list all the top-ten from the bottom Dumbo has led Nigeria into, and I will be here to provide “moral support” gulping odeku. Dumbo is a disaster, a bombing failure Nigerians must flush down the toilet and away from their memory a.s.a.p.!

    • DanielOsazuwa

      Merry Christmas to you my only crazy brother. We can see brains at work already in APC with the appointment of fine boy Rotimi Amechi as the Campaign Director of our President in waiting.

      My advice to dumbo and his criminals gang: renovate Nigeria prisons urgently because …

    • emmanuel

      In less than sixty days we will know if Nigeria will remain or go.

      Those who have frustrayed Jonathan to gain power back will lick their wounds.

      The 2008 economic melt down resulted from the strain on the USA economy by the cost of the wars then, yet you APC mercenaries want a miracle in a country where even the media depend on hand out from stolen commonwealth to churn out reports.

      Your brothers ran the country for decades and you could not return from your sojourn. What is the value of the FDI’s in Nigeria today compared to the last eight years inspite of the Boko Haram war? Lame duck!

      Do the Wall Street boys invest in impoverished economies?

      Wahala you need a little economics and appreciation of Micro and Macroeconmics in your dead brain before speaking when you read fake reports. It is not all about APC

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Any reasonable political pundit knows that these imperialist sponsored studies and think-tanks are just there to churn out one report after another just to suit the imperialists world-view. The world bank is the most credible body to report on such topics not these back-yard organisations who go about raising funds to stay afloat and churn out their rubbish .
    THIS REPORT IS BIASED AND USELESS TO SAY THE LEAST,IT IS SO FAR AWAY FROM REALITY BUT DO YOU BLAME PEOPLE WHO DO NOT EVEN KNOW THE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF COUNTRIES THEY RESEARCH ABOUT ? MAN MUST WACK DEY OYIBO LANDOOOO !!

    • Wähala

      It’s not enough to claim the WB is the most credible body to rate countries without furnishing WB ratings of Nigeria’s Healthcare, Education, Poverty reduction, Job creation, Security & Investor confidence, Enabling environment for business etc. Abi do you want us to talk about AfDB ratings of Nigeria on any of the above departments/sectors? Intellectual dialogue is not for everybody, some are in it for crumbs, others for pure sycophancy… which one you dey?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        In it to expose your lies and hate….to project the truth to my fellow country people,to help enlighten and harden opinions against bigoted misinformers and mischief makers like you !

        • Wähala

          “Project the truth”…in any of the listed sector nah?
          I said talk is free, truth is rare. Dare you to project the truth let me stuff it up your lying ahnus…
          “Project the truth”…Oloshi!

        • glo

          Na wah o! So your stI’ll not taking your medication?

          • Otile

            Can you ever contribute anything useful?

          • glo

            Contributing anything useful according to you, will be a waste of time and information when responding to morons like you and Tawanda Incomunicado. I’m having more fun responding to you as i am.

          • endingNaija

            answer the question. why are you still not taking your medication ole?

  • abbadd

    Nigeria is the worst of the worst. A country where regional and political affiliation determines who is poor and who is rich. GOD help Nigeria from its present predicament. From an incompetent killer minded President to an undisciplined, coward, trigger happy armed forces. Everywhere, everything is damaged

  • Otile

    In the 1st place how many Fulani Muslims are there in Botswana and SA combined? Meet Botswana students in US classrooms all of them are itching to graduate and return home to work and improve their grateful nation. Meet many Arewa students in the same classroom they are complaining of tough lessons and are likely to drop out and to go back
    to occupy positions they are not qualified for. Again, which war has Botswana fought? Nigeria has fought a very destructive genocidal war which injected distrust, tribalism, oppression and other behavioral complexes in people. After that stupid_war it is impossible for Nigerians to be patriotic enough to build a prosperous nation for all.

    The fair comparison would be between Nigeria, DRC, and Central African Republic. All the 3 have similar experience: hordes of Fulani Muslims in 9ja and CAR, war of hatred in 9ja and DRC. Plenty of wasted mineralresources in 9ja and DRC. These negatives tend to rob nations of progress and decent standard of living.

    I can go on and on but nobody is listening. I can even do a better, more realistic analysis than the one above if they can publish mine.

    • endingNaija

      Ole, this is the fact. Nigeria is behind Ghana/Mali/Cameroun/Benin etc in terms of prosperity of individual citizens. The president of Nigeria at the time this research was made is President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, your candidate and principla. This means that while President Jonathan might have improved the lot of the members of LOOTING CLASS in Nigeria, President Jonathan of PDP DID not improve the lot of the average Nigerian. That is the fact in this story. That is what you need to dispute ole na Reno Omokri

      • emmanuel

        Biko go hustle for Mali make you bring Dollar home. No Visa and by the time you return you will end up ridding Okada like their prosperous young men do in Nigeria. Mumu!

  • Chris1408

    Let’s see how GEJ and his propaganda machine will spin this. GEJ administration is the worst in the world.

  • Otile

    This article is manure. It does not tell you a thing about Nigeria. Nigeria is miles away from the their indexes. What criteria are you using to compare Botswana and Nigeria, or South Africa and Nigeria? Neither can you compare Nigeria with any non African country.

    In the 1st place how many Fulani Muslims are there in Botswana and SA combined? Meet Botswana students in US classrooms all of them are itching to graduate and return home to work and improve their grateful nation. Meet many Arewa students in the same classroom they are complaining of tough lessons and are likely to drop out and to go back
    to occupy positions they are not qualified for. Again, which war has Botswana fought? Nigeria has fought a very destructive genocidal war which injected distrust, tribalism, oppression and other behavioral complexes in people. After that stupid_war it is impossible for Nigerians to be patriotic enough to build a prosperous nation for all.

    The faircomparison would be between Nigeria, DRC, and Central African Republic. All the 3 have similar experience: hordes of Fulani Muslims in 9ja and CAR, war of hatred in 9ja and DRC. Plenty of wasted mineral resources in 9ja and DRC. These negatives tend to rob nations ofprogress and decent standard of living.

    I can go on and on but nobody is listening. I can even do a better, more realistic analysis than the one above if they can publish mine.

  • Thepeople

    The Honest truth is that we really do not need the Gobal report to tell Nigerians how bad things are for them. The tale of woes at every level and every department resulting from the dismal failure of this government are at times unimaginable.Even the Blind can feel how bad things are. GEJ has squandered the good faith Nigerians had in him. He and his government has failed the people of Nigeria. Let a new set of fresh pair of hands come and try. Nigeria needs a change or we perish.

    • Otile

      How fresh are Imam’s hands, a man approaching one hundred donkey years? Pretty stale to me, bro.

      • Thepeople

        Bro, fresh pair of hands means a change of hands, one that is not there already. Whether it is Iman, pastor, old, young, east, west, north, south, any pair of hands is better than what Nigerians have right now ruling us. Please leave tribal, religious battles and come together to change this remove GEJ and his cronies.They have failed woefully! APC may not be better but they need to win for the good of our country. If APC wins and do not better the people of Nigeria, they should and would be kicked out.

        • emmanuel

          The Fulani Oligarch’s and the Yorubas have ruled Nigeria unend and have not led to any meaningful development, so they have to frustrate the minority man so that it will ne same level for everybody.

          Change ko change ni?

  • david soul

    All this are all bull crap.

  • david soul

    British are the world 130 poorest people after Niger ,tell them I said so.

  • david soul

    The west are the number one enemy of the blk race,tell will say anything to put us down but they can’t stop us ,the said worst about China in the 80s now they are all kissing China’s ass,long live nigeria long live the black race,no weapon fashioned against us will never prosper in Jesus name Amen

  • david soul

    The last time I check Botswana economy was $15.53billion,and is smaller then what a single citizen of nigeria has dangote is worth over $21n and nigeria economy is around $529b how can a country with $15n be more prosperous then the one with over half a trillion dollas’only white man magic can explain that

    • Ade

      You are a stark illiterate. If your father who is on annual income of N80,000 with 200,000 children is compared with my father with annual income N10,000 with only two children, who will you rate as richer?

  • david soul

    Rumors are made by enemies ,spread by fools,and accepted by idiots.

    • Alcindo Satori

      Full stop! You don talk am finish!!!!

  • Olusegun Olawonyi

    Nigeria jumping down by 22 places? Common!!! This is clearly a politically motivated report.

    If you believe this report, then you’d believe anything…it clearly does not make sense and far detached from the reality on the ground. I would dismiss this report with a wave of the hand.

    To be clear – Nigeria does not belong to Goodluck Jonathan. When he goes out of office, we would still have our country to ourselves. Consequently, all those who are jumping up to embrace this report, simply because it would further discredit the Jonathan administration are naive and in jumping up to embrace this obviously false and unacceptable report, such persons are inadvertently shooting themselves in the leg by doing so.

    • arewethishopeless

      Your well deserved wretchedness will come to you and your kind a hundred-fold …..

      • emmanuel

        Fulani arrogance.

        Wetin this man talk when make you dey swear for am? Bastard

      • Olusegun Olawonyi

        I return your wicked and evil arrow back to sender, in the name of Jesus Christ!

        Your comment is clearly irresponsible, and it shows that you are completely hopeless. I and people like me choose to be hopeful about our future…hopelessness is a choice. I choose to be hopeful. And clearly you have made your choice to live and die a hopeless life…just don’t spread the virus. I reject it and I reject the insults and curse you placed on this platform, and vehemently return it back to you in several uncountable folds, in Jesus mighty name. Amen!

  • warry

    Why are food prices not up for the first time in a festive period, meanwhile there is even crisis in some parts of the country?

    • Thenjiwe Obong

      I don’t know which rock you crawled out of, because food prices have tripled in Nigeria this Christmas.

    • The Nationalst

      Naira has devalued in a country that depends on imports. I don’t need to hear from you to know that food prices have gone up.
      Don’t be too eager to celebrate. If you haven’t noticed the price rises, believe me you would sooner or later.

  • NazirJos

    Surprised? I’m not! What else do you expect from leadership such as the one we have?

  • ADEYANJU

    So glaring……..if we are not careful…..nigeria might be worse than this……if we re elected the man that put this country in total confusion……we need better leader to change this country…….come 2015 and support general muhammed buhari and pastor osibanjo..

  • Abbas Adamu

    That is not a surprise coming from a country plagued with monumental corruption, a country whose leader says looting public treasury is not corruption, a country whose leader celebrates while his citizens are being massacred.

  • Ette

    This is the report card of the most incompetent and corrupt/wicked government of GEJ and PDP. Imagine descending into grave poverty position by 22 levels and they are very shameless to think of continuing to inflict us with poverty and wickedness. Within 4 years we have descended 22 levels meaning about 5 levels per year. God Almighty will not allow this again in our dear land. May their days quickly come to an end, and may God judge them for all the evils they have brought to this nation.

  • Alcindo Satori

    Okay legatum Institute, thanks for research findings. Oya; hausa, Sahara reporters, premium times, make una hanlele!!! Follow dem migrate to Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Somalia, all of the above. Carry yoruba if you want to. We (SS and SE) are very happy to be here!!!!

    • Enemona

      One-way thinker! The only thing that exisst in your head is ethnicity.

      • emmanuel

        The bid to install Buhari and a Yoruba VP is driven out of ethnic biase.

        The two ethnic group never allowed Jonathan minority ethnic group to settle down before the gang up to frustrate him started.

        Nigeria politics and military takeovers have all been driven by ethnic and religious interest, so shut up and stop manipulating other with what the whole world knows.

        Check how many Wikileaks reports have raised concern about the problem caused by our ethnic devides, which is exhibited by the major ethnic groups, yet they want the minorities to shy away from it. Nonsense!

        • Festus Olayiwola Akinlade

          Sentiments! ,The truth is nobody has timeto gang up to put anybody down. On his own Jonathan is a good man who is level headed, but he is surrounded by too many sycophants who are not giving him the true feedback on the situation outside Aso Rock because of their selfish interest.

          • Denis_NG

            That is just because Jonathan is comfortable with those around him. In effect, he is as corrupt and incompetent as his sidekicks. If Jonathan has been prudent, he ought to have recognized who among his staff constitute administrative problems for him and taken action accordingly. Yoruba nation gave most of their votes to Jonathan in 2011. However, the President has proven time without number that he is unworthy of the trust and goodwill reposed in him. The Nigerian electorates have been betrayed, hoodwinked and impoverished by this President while those few around him are feeding fat. No, the Yorubas don’t base their support on parochial sentiments. We are only for competence, professionalism, honesty and integrity and GEJ lacks any of these attributes. That said, no matter the level of blackmail and shenanigans by the SS and their SE sidekicks, Yorubas and other Nigerians of conscience will vote Jonathan out in February of 2015.

          • emmanuel

            Mallam keep quiet. You can. Only get Buhari votes fro a few Yorubas who are not tired of your Fulani set backs

        • Enemona

          The choice of Bihari is not an ethnic one. It’s based on the calculations that would win more votes whilst still ensuring the candidates represent probity and accountability, two words that can easily be ascribed to both candidates.

          On the other hand, I am from the middle belt, from a minority ethnic group yet I do not thin Jonathan represents the minorities. The minorities have not been served well with the choice of Jonathan as the first minority presidential. If there’s anything Nigerians and even minorities are realizing now, albeit late, it is the fact that the ethnicity of the president is secondary but of utmost importance is his/her competence and character.

      • Alcindo Satori

        If your response standards is indicative of voters in Nigeria, then Nigeria is doomed! But thank God we have GEJ already. And he’s rescued us!!

        • endingNaija

          Do you think at all? A researched docuement says President Jonathan FAILED in 6 years because he brought Nigeria from grace and honor to grass, you cannot see facts and truth. You do not want to REDEEM THE TRUTH! haba! You are a disgrace to good thinking which you do not seem to be capable of. No wonder your candidate President Jonathan has brought Nigeria to its knees in the comity of nations. You Ijaw guys in Aso Rock just do not think because you cannot think.

        • Enemona

          Should I even reply you? You dont deserve one!

  • favourtalk

    A country where looters and bad rulership takes charge of the country. It is a shame for people to be thinking that GEJ still have anything to offer the country. We need to move forward and here we are low with an option for change not a man that brings nigerians agony for 6years. We need change

  • busy beee

    Rubbish ratings. What are the parameters? The rating body is unknown and has no qualifications for the job. This can only be likened to the rating of some governors as the best by some phony agencies in Nigeria.

  • emmanuel

    People put on bathroom slippers to attend parties in Chad, Mali, Niger and Benin Republic. Similar thing happen in the North of Nigeria because the likes of Buhari held them hostage from the Ninety sixties.

    They also import used and tattered mattresses from the South of Nigeria to the North. Na who cause am?

    Lega wetin na fake. Anyway, judging by the fact that Dollar, Dollar market is gone and import has been reduced in a bid to diversify the economy, the Fulanis with the highest number in the Customs are now starved of their usual bribes no wonder the agency us angry with Nigeria.

    No be our fault o. Your people are lazy and their leaders are callous.

    • Onike24

      What has slippers got to do with this? So what if people put on rubber slippers? Bigoted bigot

      • emmanuel

        Poverty.

        Yet those countries are better than Nigeria in wealth creation. Their able bodied young men who do not see cars often in their country do not mind how much damage their Okada does to beautiful cars on Nigeria roads(okada riding in Nigeria is the indices that make them better than us)

        My friend, if you are indeed one, please note that the South of Nigeria left the North behind before the independence and they can never catch up with us.

        The hostilities against Jonathan today is about how to take back the nation, create more agencies and parastatals from where they can fleece the nation.

        I am a bigoted bigot I agree, but we will not seat down and watch the Fulanis in conjunction with greedy few Yorubas set us back again.

        No more free meals in Nigeria through, NEPA(in those days) Nitel, NPA, Nigeria Airways, Dollar Market aided by Fulani CBN Governors, ghost workers, bribes from Customs etc(we cannot remain import dependent forever for your people to get rich through bribes)

        • Onike24

          One of whom? I am a Yoruba woman but that is neither here not there

          • emmanuel

            Onike, you know the truth, but your job at PT has affected you so much so that Nigeria’s problem is all about Jonathan. No Buhari, IBB, Abacha, Abdusalami, OBJ or UMYA (whose stint in the Presidency brought about unautorised persons signing supplementary budget)

            Simple questions: who corrupted the judiciary over the years? How did Salami sell states won by PDP to the ACN before Jonathan ascended the presidency? Did Jonathan help Tinubu to forge Certificates? Did Jonathan help Tinubu steal Lagos State investment in Vmobile?

            I recall Nigerians all clamoured for Jonathan to move away from OBJ’s apron strings when he came in, which he did. Yet the belly aching from OBJ has suddenly made him an elder states man against the known crook he is

          • Onike24

            First things first, which job did you give me at premium times? May God forbid that I will be paid to waste my productive years as an eminion for anyone! No one has every accused Jona of being the author or initiator of corruption, that would be a lie, however he has done more that any leader, to normalize corruption, to him , corruption does not include ” ordinary stealing”! Hence his pardon for Alams, his defence of Diezani, his refusal to sack Abba Moro, his reluctance to sack Stella etc We have always being plagued with bad leaders, but Jonathan is the hands down winner of the most corrupt Nigerian leader ever. No amount of excuses, name calling, buck passing etc can change what has become so obvious, even to a child

        • Denis_NG

          You mean Nigeria can be made worse that what Jonathan and his co-travellers have already made it? The fact of the matter is that you keep accusing some part of the country of being lazy. Now, you that are hard working, in what way have you added any value to the nation, and by this, I mean the entire South South region, and I don’t want to hear about no goddam “our oyel” because the oil did not get there by your invention or any hard work but a mere accident of nature.

          The bitter fact of the matter is that even, the Hausa/Fulani tribes that you have so much pilloried and maligned have ruled Nigeria better, even Abacha than Jonathan. Come 2015, Jonathan will be relieved of his position as the President and CiC of the Armed Forces of the FRN. If any of you guys like it, the entire SE/SS as you now love to be called can leave the union. Your oil has never benefited the common man, even countries without oil are far better than Nigeria in its present state.

          You guys are so immature, you think the best way to win elections is by throwing infantile tantrums and abusing all your opponents. You are so puerile in your thinking to understand that Yoruba people cannot be intimidated by a handful of misguided minds. Jonathan is a failure and that is so glaring to any untainted pair of eyes. As stated in the book of Daniel 5:27: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. Translation: MENE – God hath numbered thy kingdom Ebele Goodluck Jonathan, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting (you are too light Jona!). UPHARSIN; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to a better administrator, in this case, Major General Muhammadu Buhari. That said, start preparing your handover note!

    • Anonymously Yours

      Parley, where have you been? Your comments are incisively truthful and is likely to send those to whom truth is alien into irreversible coma. Fire on, the floor is yours. God bless you.

      Oritsejajor said it last week, ‘We are a country that hates truth’. The only wrong thing in what venerable prophet Oritsejafor said is in his reference to Nigeria as a country. No! We are not. We are a full blown continent. When the Sultan boldly tells you he sent letters to ISIS to tell them to stop killing & cutting off peoples heads, but failing to despatch people to a more notorious Boko haram in Sambissa, then we need no seer to inform us that delusion is made in Nigeria.

      Luggard made a fundamental error. Structural defects that places a man from Warri who stands to urinate, in the same ‘country’ with a man from Sokoto who takes the opposite position by squatting, will indeed remain intractable. The only solution is secession…breakup into at least 7 countries. This is what we all need like yesterday.

      • emmanuel

        God forbid that Buhari set us back again.

        We must put full stop to unimaginable grades in WAEC and JAMB to admit Northerners to institutions of higher learning. Nigeria must develop hence forth.

        Those same people who get into higher institutions with little or the marks graduate and get quota jobs and within short time become Directors

        Why would Umar of Taraba (A Fulani) not steal state money in an unprecedented order.

        We don tire for these people, if not for them a fraudulent NGO will not write fake report about us.

        All of us know say, even villages for South don go sophis.

      • endingNaija

        stop writing to yourself and replying yourself!-Anonymously Yours na emmanuel-mumu! You think people are so dumb not to see your game!

    • Sunday Ikoro

      Reno Omokiri, posting many things under different names. Continue deceiving yourself. The other day hundreds of Nigerians were deported from war torn Sudan and here you are striving to obfuscate facts which the entire world know. You will get tired, I assure you.

      • Oluwole

        Shut up for there.

        • endingNaija

          You will not to lock up your mouth with a padlock. If you do not have one, I will give you. I am sure this is from one of the e-rats otile/tawanda/oleku/the false masquerading as the “truth”/deacon etc -coordinated by Reno Omokri and Mr. Bastard Doyin Okugbe. We will get you a padlock so that you lock your mouth for some time for it spews garbage.

        • endingNaija

          You will need to lock up your mouth with padlock.

      • emmanuel

        I wished you have a little sense of reasoning. Everything dissenting voice in this forum and others are Reno.

        I am happy we are engaging you paid hands constructively

        Reno keep up you good works then, do not relent. I realised of late that we sent LIAR Mohammed into oblivion already.

        I congratulate all well meaning and truthful Nigerians, keep up your good works.

    • Akindolamu

      Thanks so much President Jonathan Campaign Team. You have just admitted the failure of your candidate-President Jonathan. You also admitted that President Jonathan said “your people” meaning Nigerians-“are lazy”. That is good. We note the media angle of President Jonathan’s campiagn is being coordinated by Mr. Reno Wendel Omokri and Bastard Doyin Okugbe. The duo , I say thanks for admitting the incompetence of President Jonathan which has made us less prosperous than Ghana/Mali/Cameroun/Benin. Finally, I cannot take this- With due respect to Mali and her people, they are fellow Afircans, but I want to say that Under the watch of President Jonathan, Nigeria is LESS PROSPEROUS THAN MALI UNDER THE WATCH OF PRESIDENT JONATHAN! That is the objective verdict out there! We note this as we move into 2015 elections. This is going to be one huge ISSUE BASED ELECTION! Nigerians get ready with your votes.

      • emmanuel

        You cannot be smarter than I do. The Fulanis are lazy, it is not Jonathan’s fault that they are.

        They instituted low cut off marks in WAEC and JAMB over the decades because of their weak brains.

        Why divert attention from the real issue i raised.

        Reno Omokri and Okupe must be great guys if they alone exist to tackle you lame ducks who do not believe that Nigeria has millions of sound minds of exist independent of party affiliations. Okupe is certainly earning his pay well because he gives you pundits sleepless nights.

        M u m u!

        • Akindolamu

          “The Fulanis are lazy…” emmanuel , President Jonathan campaigner and you used your mouth to say that? Na wa o! Yet you said President Jonathan is not causing division in this country? N a wa o!

  • Who will tell GEJ that this is the true state of Nigerians. He did try his best but the fact is that it is not good enough.The conditions might improve if somebody decides to refund the missing USD$20billion since we are yet to get the report of the Forensic Auditors.

  • Comfortkay

    About 70 percent have no knowledge of what is really happening in Nigeria because there is no light and the propaganda maschines of People Destruction Party of Nigeria (PDP) are busy telling lies to Nigerian . It is not well in this country called Nigeria and when you have not been to another mans farm then you will believe that your Fathers farm is the best. Our Airport cannot be called airport because they are monument of Shames, Nigerian are hungry and Nigerian are not healthy and this government has lost touch of reality. Nigerian Youth has been bastardized, many feels there is no future for them in this country and Many Nigerian are refugee in countries like South Africa and Europe.

    • emmanuel

      You did not name propsperous nations like Chad, Niger, Mali.

  • Dr. J. Balogun

    Naira now exchanges at ₦194 to U.S dollar…..

    With the Naira now in free fall without a fiscal harness, Nigeria sets to implode.
    In one month from November and now the Naira was rapidly devalued by 24.3%.
    Dollar debts and obligations have immediately spiked by over 25% in consequence.

    Today, the Naira exchanges at 194 to U.S dollar – yesterday, it was 187 to a dollar.
    A seven Naira devaluation overnight shows Nigerian economy cascading to a trough.
    Factory closures and masive staff retrenchment are certain to follow in the next few weeks.

    • Invitro

      @ Dr. Balogun,

      Indeed, at the current exchange rate of 194 Naira to one United states dollar,
      Alhaji Raji Fashola has recklessly burnt up Lagos state finances. For every one
      billion Naira of Lagos state’s $3.7billion-dollar debt today, Lagos state
      has to look for extra 25 billion Naira plus in repayment. At 194 Naira to a dollar,
      Lagos government will have to repay ₦190 billion for every billion dollar loan.
      The inter-bank exchange rate of ₦190 to a dollar is a much better predictor

      That means extra 25 billion Naira on every one billion dollar loan (minus compound interest).
      That also means that if just two (2) billion dollars of the gross 3.7 billion dollars Lagos debt today
      consist of commercial bank loans, Lagos debt has automatically increased by 50 billion Naira last month –
      excluding compound interest repayments.

      • No Comment

        “We’ve had different parties. PDP, ACN, ANPP and so on, but has the lot of the average Nigerian
        become better since 1999? Of course not. So, no matter what any politician from any party
        says now, we must reject it as false. The long and the short of it, brethren, is that
        Nigeria needs a revolution. We are ripe for a revolution. The people should arise

        and retake their country.”

        …………Most Reverend Joseph Akinfenwa

        [Anglican Arch-Bishop of Ibadan]
        January 10th, 2011

      • Denis_NG

        Is Raji Fashola the President of Nigeria? What a lame argument!

        • Banji

          @Denis,

          But Lagos state exemplifies Nigeria’s collapse of thought; and, reckless borrowing.
          Lagos state government owes over 40% what all other 35 states in Nigeria owe today.

          • Turner

            Question is: do Lagosians know what has hit them under Alhaji Raji Fashola,
            do Lagosians know the economic effects of close to one-trillion-Naira debt?

          • Philipo

            Turner,

            Oh, no, they don’t know O! They are still waving their brooms in the afternoon like lunatics.
            When Lagos is now financially destroyed without any single enduring asset to pay this debt
            Mostly illiterate Lagosians can’t do the simple math on their 500b Naira annual state revenue.

          • Town Crier

            THE 3RD WORST CITY IN THE WORD IS LAGOS

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

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

            ………Reported by British Telegraph

            [January 2014]

          • endingNaija

            Reno Turner Omokri, when Anglican “Pastor” Goodluck Jonathan destroyed Nigeria completely thru a LOOTING SPREE, when Anglican “Pastor” Goodluck Jonathan’s woman Deaconess Diezani Alison Madueke cannot account for $20billion, what will a unit-Lagos-out of a destroyed whole-Nigeria-do? Can you ask Deaconess Diezani Alison Madueke to explain how she came about her private jet as Anglican Pastor Goodluck Jonathan’s woman and minister of Petroleum? That is a good place to begin. Let the Pastor and Deaconess inform us

          • emmanuel

            Lagos in 2014 ran its state house with N70 billion while the FG ranAso Villa with N25 billion.

            Should Fashola abd Tinubu not be executed by firing squad?

        • Denis_NG

          Regardless of Lagos State’s indebtedness, it seems the only entity currently weighed down by debts, corruption and ineptitude is the federal government. Whereas, Lagos State is offering 15% bonus to its staff for December salary, federal government cannot afford to pay its own staff salary. Lagos state can be indicted for its debt profile only, and only if we don’t see where the money is going or the state becomes insolvent as the potential for the federal government under GEJ. currently

          If the federal treasury is managed the way Lagos State manages its treasury, we will not be in this mess, so let’s focus on the topic of discussion here and that’s the Nigerian federal government under GEJ.

        • emmanuel

          Raji Fashola ran Lagos State House with N70 billion in 2014 while Jonathan ran Aso Villa with N25 billion.

          Should Fashola not be tied to stake and executed?

    • emmanuel

      Doctor wetin? When The Finance minister asked that we use lower bench mark for current budget so we can have so much saving as shocks when this kind of event is triggered, the pundits said they wanted all the monies consumed and the APC was the lead antagonist

      We must apply measures to curb excessive demand for FX/imports

      Everything in Nigeria today is denominated by APC PDP devides without sense of patrotism heightened by APC attempt to derail the FG.

      The natural law of justice is that you must reap what you sow

  • Denis_NG

    Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda!

    • R. Taire

      “In Nigeria, the pauperized many have sent a memo to the criminally-rich few:
      ‘We will not allow you to enjoy your ill-gotten gains in peace. We will hound you
      and pursue you everywhere you go. When you buy your Hummers we will snatch them.

      When you send your children to expensive schools, we will kidnap them.
      When you retreat to your billion-naira homes, you will have to sleep with
      one eye open. With every knock, you will panic and tremble, fearing
      it could be nemesis at the door”.

      ………Femi Aribisala

      (Vanguard Newspaper)

      • Phil Esichei

        In truth, the ways of private accumulation of wealth in Nigeria are not right.
        Bribes and thefts make up 80% of what is called private wealth in Nigeria.
        That is not right – that is an invitation to a bloody revolution in the country.

  • Allayes

    We have just started. We have seen nothing yet, if we continue with the way things are. What the country needs now is to have really serious people at leadership positions that can drive through much needed changes. We just have to start think outside the box now and really do the needful, otherwise the first shall become the last and the last first as far as Africa goes.

    • By popular demand

      WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S 40 BILLION DOLLARS?

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

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

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’on the Lekki
      tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the corrupt and clever by half Raji Fashola did not say
      is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company in the first place.
      Or did Bola Tinubu’s company invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

      • By popular demand

        ………WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S 40 BILLION DOLLARS?

        In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront,
        without any further work. A lien was then imposed on Lagos portion of federal revenue
        for the next three [3] years to pay for this 80 billion Naira debt, by all Lagos residents.
        This transaction must count as the worst fraud ever in Yoruba history since
        Nigeria became independent on October i, 1960.

        In fact, On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi,
        confirmed that Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion – including N275 billion
        in bonds – equivalent to 2.7 billion United States dollars (as at that date).

        Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of this debt,
        gross Lagos’ debt is now equal to all of the expected revenue allocation
        to Lagos in the next two and half years, currently standing at $3.7 billion,
        without equivalent benefits on the ground; to show for it – dollar for dollar.

        • Toni

          Raji Fashola is a financial crimes suspect, pure and simple!

          • Encore

            “Nigeria is a land where thieves are celebrated even in religious gatherings.
            Today, our collective social existence (in Nigeria) is gloomier than it was in 2012.
            In its April 13, 2013 edition, The Economist magazine of London compared Nigeria
            to a heavyweight boxer who has gone too many rounds, but sometimes seems
            punch-drunk.

            “One minute it acts like a champion by virtue of the size of its girth and the smile on its face,
            the next it could be flat on its back, groaning in anguish. On the whole, the country is tottering along, acclaimed as much for its massive potential as for its actual achievements. It is still a sick
            man all the same”.

            …….………..The Punch

            (October 1, 2013)

          • Ike

            Haba, this exposure is too much. This Raji Fasola will run away O! Nobody likes being exposed.
            Remember the other time James Ibori was exposed like this he just ran away to hide in Dubai.
            Do you people want Babatunde Raji Fashola to run away too? Haba! Softly, softly O!

    • Des Rees

      Editor Premium Times

      Does President Jonathan have any plan to move Nigeria away from the precipice of this abyss?
      We don’t see any plan at all. We now sense that Nigeria is a pilot-less plane, almost like a drone.
      But why do you have four-yearly elections in that country only to produce this same awful result?
      It’s almost a waste of money, isn’t it? Does anyone in the government of Nigeria think properly?
      I doubt it very much because there’s no bright idea on the table. Nigerian government looks bereft.

      • emmanuel

        Where are the missing ballots?

        Fayose God bless you for checkmating the master rigger Fayemi. See how Buhari got victory with 1.190 hanging somewhere.

    • Sola P.

      @ Allayes,

      WHY APC IS NOT THE CHANGE NIGERIA NEEDS

      Up till today APC cannot account for the missing 1,190 votes at its presidential primary.
      General Buhari won that APC presidential primary with 3,430 votes. A total of 6,008 votes
      were cast out of 7,214 registered delegates. There were 16 invalid votes. So where is the
      remainder 1,190 ballots? Morning shows the day – APC is another wretched slew of rogues.

      It is so bad and you are so right. Nobody in public office in any of the 36 states today,
      or in the federal government in Abuja, has distinguished himself for honesty – not one!
      A country under the control of lies-telling morally-wrecked creatures can’t ever prosper.

      • segun

        Reno Sola P. Omokri, I guess the Online Campaign Team of Goodluck Jonathan coordinated by Reno Omokri and Bastard Doyin Okugbe are still shocked at the success and democratic manner the AP conducted its convention. Keep crying we love your crying. But APC is moving ahead to the issues. Just wait a minute for the campaign proper to start and the issues will start hitting you on the face.

        • Emekus

          BUT WHERE ARE THE REMAINING 1,190 VOTES AT APC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY?

          • segun

            You meant the identities of the THREE THUGS PDP imported into Ekiti assembly to vote?

          • Foreign Observer

            Good reply to the PDP corrupt sponsored writers. May be he the issue he meant is “that 16 greater than 19 in governors forum”, according to PDP Arithmetic.

          • Foreign Observer

            Good reply to the corrupt PDP sponsored writers. May be the issue he meant was “that 16 is greater than 19 in governors forum”, according to PDP Arithmetics.

          • Busayo

            I don’t think it’s far fetched… there are no missing ballots… considering that voting didn’t start until 3am, it’s possible that some of d accredited delegates left the venue to rest and so didn’t vote when voting started. Nigeria has over 70m register voters but turnout on election day has never exceeded 40m. There’s no scam, some of d people that registered didn’t vote.
            It’s. Better to have a shortfall than for the total number of votes to be more than d number of. People register like we saw at the PDP governorship primaries in Lagos. Where 806 delegates cast 863 votes.

        • emmanuel

          Segun please address the issue raised. Do not mislead the discourse on the shortfall

          Are you a crook?

          • segun

            Which issue? (I) Is it the $20b which President Jonathan’s woman-Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke -Jonathan’s Oil minister cannot account for? (ii) Is it Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke’s strange private jet? Which issue “Pastor” Reno Omokri na emmanuel na Sola. P ?

      • Alkalimam

        “We are overdue for a revolution. If you are afraid of revolution, maybe you have
        something to be afraid of. What is wrong with us having a revolution here in
        Nigeria?

        Unless, of course, you belong to those who are stealing government money or you have
        something to hide, then of course you should be afraid of revolution. After the revolution,
        there is what we call revolutionary justice; the revolutionaries will get you and shoot you.

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

        ….…….Dr. Junaid Mohammed

        [March 17, 2013]

      • emmanuel

        Sola you are right.

        The frenzy and the hype about Buhari candidature precluded Nigerians from reviewing the result.

        The APC must tell the world what happened.

        Atiku please speak

  • Truthometer

    No country can ever be prosperous with someone like Dumbo and his wrecking crew at the helms of affairs. It’s simply not possible!

    • emmanuel

      How you wish yourself evil because a man from the minoroty is at the saddle of affairs.

      What do you know about Agriculture and Rice production today? What do you know about at least four vehicle assembly lines up and running? What do you call prosperity? Is propserity about importing toothpick and bottledvwater so that people can collect bribes and there could be seeming activities without domestic values added?

      You must be among the occultic people who seat on the fortunes of this country.

      Nonsense!

  • david soul

    If any of you guys feels you are tired of Nigeria ,you are free to goto Niger ..or chad,or benin republic lol…just go and leave us in peace

    • emmanuel

      You are right. The trend in Global migration is that people move to more prosperous nation for greener pastures.

      Let the APC/Fulani hired hands in this forum lead by example. Animals!

  • Shalom

    The corruption, the scams.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Poverty in the midst of plenty; this country needs a saviour and change must come.