Akpabio, Jang, Imoke, Suswam, others donate N1billion to PDP while owing workers for months

As representatives of 21 Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] governors mounted the rostrum Saturday night at the presidential villa in Abuja to announce N1.05 billion in donation to the PDP, back in their respective states, school teachers and other state workers were enduring their second or third month of work without pay.

In some states, the indebtedness to workers stretched a year.

In Ebonyi, authorities owed teachers under the Universal Basic Education scheme nearly 12 months of salaries.

In Abia State, secondary school teachers were last paid in August, while primary school teachers have been owed since October.

In Akwa Ibom State, the nation’s leading oil producer which draws more than triple of what other states receive from the federation account monthly, local government staff were on strike. Before the strike, they were forced to receive half salaries for several months, while authorities claimed they had no money.

In Cross River, the situation had worsened after months of indebtedness that state-run television, the Cross River Broadcasting Corporation, CRBC, shut off production last week.

The station remains off air till date. Other staff fortunate to have received reasonably up-to-date pay, have yet to be paid for November.

But on Saturday night, Cross State governor, Liyel Imoke, stood next to his Bauchi State colleague, Isa Yuguda, as Mr. Yuguda announced to a gleeful president and a shocked nation how the 21 governors who had been struggling to pay salaries long before the present oil crisis, rallied N50 million each in donation to the PDP.

“We may do more in future, but that is what we were able to raise for now,” Mr. Yuguda assured.

In all, the PDP and the president raked in over N21 billion, with donations coming from government contractors, nameless associates, and Tunde Ayeni, the head of Skye Bank, who has bought a string of government assets, including the mega telecoms carrier, NITEL/MTEL, in a process that has already become controversial.

On Monday, Arabian Amlak Investment Limited, one of the 22 companies that bid for NITEL, filed a legal challenge, saying the Nigerian government, through the Bureau of Public Enterprises, deliberately skewed the privatisation process to favour Mr. Ayeni’s company.

As chairman of the PDP fund raiser, Mr. Ayeni donated N2 billion. He announced that he was donating N1 billion on behalf of himself and an unnamed partner, and another two billion on behalf of his friends. After a while, Mr. Ayeni returned to the podium to announce another donation of half a billion naira on behalf of himself and other players in the country’s power sector.

A former Information Minister, Jerry Gana, announced a donation of N5 billion, again, on behalf of his unnamed friends and associates in the power sector.

Other major donors were oil and gas operators– N5 billion; players in Real Estate and Building – N4 billion; Transport and Aviation – N 1billion; Food and Agriculture – N500 million; Power – N500 million; Construction – N310 million; Road Construction – N250 million; National Automotive Association – N450 million; Shelter Development Limited – N250 million; and SIFAX group – N100 million.

But the governors’ donations stood out for many reason, including the fact that workers in many of their states remain without pay for months even with Christmas and New Year around the corner.

In Plateau State, under Jonah Jang, workers are currently owed three months of pay. In Ondo State, Governor Olusegun Mimiko has also failed to pay secondary school teachers and other categories of workers for the last three months.

In Benue State, workers have been at a longstanding confrontation with the governor, Gabriel Suswam, who has yet to pay them for months.

In Abia State, led by Theordore Orji, beside secondary school teachers who were last paid in August, and primary school teachers, last paid in October, secondary school teachers told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday they have not received leave allowances in the last five years.

In Enugu State, civil servants are yet to be paid for November, more than three weeks into the new month. Workers who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES said in past years, the culture was that by now, they would have been paid for December.
On Monday, labour union leaders in the state gave the state governor, Sullivan Chime, a 21-day ultimatum to clear salary backlog and resolve other pending issues relating to staff welfare or face strike.

A statement signed by Igbokwe Igbokwe, the state Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JPSNC), and the chairmen and secretaries of all labour unions in the state, vowed to commence an indefinite strike January 15, 2015, if the demands are not met.

Akwa Ibom’s case remains one of the most intriguing given the amount the state draws monthly. While other states receive an average of N5billion, Akwa Ibom and Rivers State receive as much as N25 billion monthly as federal allocation.

Still, state workers and pensioners have not received pay for several months, and local government workers are currently on strike.

While the state is not directly responsible for paying local government workers, all states in the country operate a compulsory joint account with local governments, and disbursement of local government funds are carried out by the governors.


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  • amazing2012

    PDP is a disaster ! We pray for all of them not to win any elective office !!

    • Ashibogu

      Our politicians(APC and PDP) have finished Nigeria! Our economy has been hopelessly mismanaged. I pray our nation will not turn a debtor and beggarly nation. Pray, how did we get to where we are today? It is beyond belief. Chei! These people don do us one chance!

      • TRUTH MASTER

        What has this got to do with the APC? Don’t hide behind fake objectivity to drag the APC into a purely PDP show of shame!

  • Oleku

    Wonder why Propaganda Times left out Alhaji Abubakar Rauf Amaechi who is owing Rivers state workers 3months salary–and what is 50million naira per each state compared to the stooge in Rivers who doled out 19billion naira to fund Imam Buhari presidential primary–brown envelope journalism much

    • Ade

      Do you have a job to do? You are always available to defend every satanic act of PDP. May God have mercy on your miserable soul.

    • Stringer

      Are you so daft? The story is talking about governors who openly donated to the party. Let’s wait for the APC fund raiser if they fail to write…

      • djay

        That’s what they are hired to do to attack Apc and their members even when the issue has nothing to do with Apc.

        • TRUTH MASTER

          They are doing so poorly that those who hired them will be ashamed of them. No wonder I hear they are being owed too. Lol!!

          • staaaaaaaaaaa

            O God, great post, lol. na him be say kaki no be leather. bobo u be too much.

          • Kitunde

            Lol….masterpiece….

    • endingNaija

      Oleku, you need your medication now. It is getting worse for you.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      I am still waiting to read a reasonable comment from you on the forum!

      • Cattlerancher

        You’ll be waiting a long while mate…

  • Peter

    Premium Times and opposition rumour mongering and gossip. How much did Amaechi and others donate to APC and Buhari for the just ended national convention. We have heard on good authority that apart from Amaechi who reportedly sold Rivers State’s asset to support the impoverished Buhari and his janjaweed party, the cash strapped state of Osun donated over N200 million to Buhari campaign organisation as part of the fee for the presidential nomination form, while also donating over N1 billion to APC for the national convention.

    • mulikat otevu

      Lier,why ar u people so dmp to believe the truth

    • TRUTH MASTER

      If you or your relations were among the workers in the PDP states who are being owed, will you still open your scummy mouth to say what you have just said? Folks like you have been blinded by sycophancy. Shame

    • cadian

      PT may appear biased to you in this reportage. But what is important is that they unleashed what actually happened.
      Imagine the workers that are suffering at the detriment of these elites.
      Not until when we right all these wrongs, Nigeria will not be what our founding fathers dreamt of.

  • Chris1408

    This shows the wickedness of Nigerian politicians, PDP especially. They don’t care about Nigerians, all their efforts are aimed at enriching themselves and their cronies. May their likes never be born into the human race again

  • Weeping Nigerian

    I am indeed crying for Nigeria…..so damn sad! And they want them back in power.

  • MushinSpeaks

    It shows how insensitive PDP and its governors is to the masses. A man of Fashola paid 15% of civil servants salary as xmas bonus while our conterparts in the PDP are owing salaries for months. They should be voted out please and allow for change.

    • Wähala

      …and Gov. Okorocha even provided free buses so Imolites can return for Xmas from various parts of the country. Goes to show the difference in concerns for the governed.

      • Gaskiya

        May God bless Rochas Okorocha

        • Wähala

          Wallahi, Amiooo!

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Welcome to Jonathan’s Nigeria, where millions are unemployed and the few who are lucky enough to be employed are being denied their wages. Yet the conscienceless Governors who are owing these workers are strutting around in obscene opulence….Another reason to wish President Goodluck Jonathan bad luck in next year’s polls!!!

    • Gaskiya

      We wish Jonathan and PDP an extremely bad luck.

  • denrele abiola

    All these donations are meant to protect the corrupt practices perpetrated by these people as well as their businesses; by the grace of God, it shall not be business as usual for all of them by 2015 as i’m very optimistic that Nigeria will be liberated from this agents of doom.

  • SAM .A

    This time remind one of Shagari’s presidency or tenure in 1979/83 before Buhari came in , States and Federal Government were owning salaries just like today, corruption was so pervasive , you could feel it and see it , just like is walking nicked now. Only those above 5 years of age can testify to this fact. All these impunity, governor collected his salary / allowance ,denied his employer their own monthly pay , and even went ahead to donate @ fun-fair necessitate a CHANGE. May your heartless generation never bestride Nigeria again . Over to the Labor union in each of such states.

    • Nduka

      That was a cowardly way of trying to justify the crime of Bokohari the coupist, the wicked, murderous illiterate under whose charge Nigerians queued for days for the so called “essential commodity” because of Bokohari’s illiterate economic policy of trade by barter. The coupist should be tied to a stake at Bar Beach and shot.

      • Jack

        Discuss issue and dont resort to personal vendatta, abuse is no discourse and name calling isnt a sensible way of approaching issues, if you dont have anything meaningful to contribute, just shut the F… up

        • Isi Agwo

          That Bokohari, someone who claims to be a messiah, subjected Nigerians to untold economic hardship as a military head of state is a big issue for me. Violently overthrowing an elected government is an issue. Decree Number 4 promulgated to shackle the press is an issue, so is murdering people for a backdated law. As for being abusive, your guardians must have failed you in their parenting in that department.

          • endingNaija

            Isi Agwo

            Everything you said is fine. Now this is the question: what is your view on states which owe workers salaries and are contributing public money to King Goodluck Jonathief Nebu’s re-election? What do you think Isi Agwo na Reno Omokri

          • Tonnero

            Isi Ewu, you had better join the train. Your SE brethren who were some of the most ardent supporters of Jonathan have seen the light. No carry last o.

          • Onike24

            Buhari never ever claimed he is a messiah, there are no messiahs anywhere, we Nigerians want Change simple

      • staaaaaaaaaaa

        even in those days we loved buhari-idiagbon for the qeues, because marketers just hoard milk sugar etc in their depots and cause artificial inflation in price. May God the Father of my Lord Jesus Christ bring evil judgement on you and your generation for briging such a work to disrepute here online.
        why must we as xtians continue to defend unfaithful men, in the name of fake christianity. No one can tell me the present crop of leaders from pdp are xtians, whether they attend church service or not. Did ghana sved 5 billion from his days as an information minister? Is that what thir astors taught to these governors? Whether the muslim governors did the same or not is irrelivat. Once we call them and are making arguements for as xtians, it then follows that one shouldnt be seing them behaving like these..

        • Nduka

          Mr Christian who curses, what causes hoarding? Lack of trust in the economic policy (who will trust a policy of trade by barter in 1984), scarcity, a collapsing manufacturing sector and a crude Bokohari policy of forcing down prices with the butt of guns. My friend, the queues were necessitated by scarcity similar to what happened in Zimbabwe. Your messiah and his short-sighted supporters cannot stand the heat of history, so you resort to curses. This is just the beginning. Wait for when Bokohari will be fully exposed for what he is.

          • staaaaaaaaaaa

            this is d problem, people who dont know but come online to say they know. may be u were in the village in those days or never old enough to understand wat was going on.
            I am not even talking about 1984. It was the decadence of the marketers in the previous years of NPN rule, that brought the ctions of 1984.

            There was no scarcity whatsoever. It was in the days of NNSL, eaded by Umaru Dikko. Nigeria was importing everything in abundance. They were importing rce, sugar, fish, milk sandine, name it. Infact Nigeria was better than most overseas countries people go today. As it was the time of 1 dollars equal 56 kobo.
            But we had a civillian regime too corrupt and negligent. Dikko himself made billions in th process. And if u dont belong to NPN, u are not likely to get to anywhere.
            Now the issue was that when those things are flushed in, people who bribes buy are super cheap price, and they lock them up in the depots. NPN couldnt do anything about it, because they too were busy looting the nation.
            so when Buhari-Idiagbon came, they started to force the door of those depots opened, and people will rush to anywhere it happening, and buy at normal price. We al enjoyed it, until the rightists, as usual, succeeded in getting people to say idiagbon desnt laugh. When IBB came, it was the media, journalists that helped in selling him, they wrote ‘here enters the laughing General’, and nigeria was set up for about 40 years of error includng the prsent Jona. We mssed a socialist revolution that could have saved our nation from orruption, etc.
            to not be too wordy, let us hope we can get back to the path of seriousness again from 2015. pastors, politicians, soldiers everybody is lost in nigeria of today. let us try the kind of Buhari again, may be, just may be we can turn things around again. And f they fail, we try others again. But to keep on this dark path of pdp lead show of shame, is just nonsense to say the least.

          • Tonnero

            Mr. Nduka, stop lying. Buhari’s policies were a result of the massive looting and the damaged economy caused by Shehu Shagari which was the reason for the coup in the first place. By the time Buhari came in, we were in huge debt, our credit worthiness was nil and the was zero forex in our accounts even to fund the purchase of basic goods and services. this also lead to runaway inflation. Buhari resorted to price controls and exchange of crude for basic goods and services. These were not good policies in my view but they were necessitated by the pervasive corruption in Shagari’s government. It is uncanny how similar today is. Shagari inherited N5bn from the outgoing OBJ administration and took only four years to squander that money and put our economy in the red leading to a Buhari takeover. This time, OBJ once again left $67b to the Yar’Adua/Goodluck administration and 8 years later, the runaway corruption is emptying the treasury and crippling our economy. Time for Buhari once more.

  • Agun’echeibe

    Propaganda Times somehow missed the story that Alhaji Rotimi Amaechi “donated” Rivers State’s 17 billion naira to APC for his failed campaign to be the vice president. That is despite the fact that the state is sinking in the rivers of loans.

    • Jack

      Shut up and stop lying, the whole of rivers budget isnt up to 17billion naira, you are talking of over $100MILLION DOLLARS

    • Tonnero

      PT is stating facts not repeating beer parlour gossip that you and your friends cook up because you have no other defence for your massive stealing. The governors’ donations were made in the public and the fact that they are owing states is also public information. If you cannot show corroborating evidence on the purported donation from Amaechi, you really should consider keeping quiet.

  • Jack

    Jerry Gana and friends donated $30million!..A whooping 30million dollars!! Infact it is 30million dollars..May God save Nigeria

    • Gaskiya

      Jerry Gana deserve a firing squad. A big criminal and useless even to himself.

    • BABUYANMA

      Where did Jerry Gana get $30 million from. He has been a government worker all his life. We shall find out soon. Water Boarding is meant for people like that

      • Ade

        True talk!!!

        Elrufai, Tinubu, Fashola, Atiku, Amaechi should be given water boarding treatment too

        • BABUYANMA

          Jonathan, Madueke, Pius Anyim, and Iweala, the people looting our treasury today will receive water boarding and be executed naked. WATCH OUT.

          • Ade

            Yes guy. All the past and the present corrupt will be executed

      • Onike24

        I protested against torture, but I will make an exception for these wicked fellows

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Lol

  • mike

    You guys ain’t seen nothing yet. Just make the mistake of voting pdp back into power in 2015 and you would know that Idi Amin was a kind man.

  • OJOGBON

    PDP where is our money.subsidy money is now been used for campaigns….Wake up NIGERIA.lets send the clueless flocks packing

  • Frank Bassey

    Let it be known also that Rivers State workers are owed two months’ salaries now while Gov. Amaechi reportedly invested billions of Naira in Buhari’s presidential election campaign.

    • Oleku

      My brother PT ati SR will never tell Naija such–the clown in Rivers state have given complete access to the state treasury to Ayatollah Tinubu ati Imam Buhari–I feel sorry for the people of Rivers–theirs is the case of monkey dey work baboons of the janjaweeds dey chop

      • Magenta

        Enough of this democracy, PDP, APC or whatever . Let start something different another format of government. Criminals have already hijack this system at all levels

    • Mazi

      Governor AMechi was at Channel sunrise daily this morning and he confirmed that he paid December salary yesterday and today. Get your facts and don’t be like Okupe. Instead of us facing the issue raised, we are busy looking for excuses and scapegoat. So if Amechi is owing Rivers workers, other Governors must donate while they are still owing. Frank, call a spade a spade, it will do all of us good.

      • Onike24

        do you mean bastard Okupe? please don’t forget his first name

    • Ade

      You reason like a house boy. Anyway, most house boys in Nigeria answer Bassey.

  • Wähala

    Heartless and callous cabal of crooks. PDP is a curse on Nigeria and the jinx must come to an end before nation re-building can commence in ernst… and most these Governors are Christians yet, denying their civil servants their right to provide for their families at this crucial time of the year. That said, what are the labor unions doing about months of non-payment od employee salaries… and those workers, are they so stup*d to keep doing the same thing pro bono? Why are they waiting for HQ to tell them it’s their right to get paid for work done or go on strike? Sha, as you make your bed…

    • Oleku

      How about Abubakar Amaechi–he’s own the state civil servants three months wages–what do you have to say about that? Mumu

      • staaaaaaaaaaa

        if u were a xtian, you will answer the first question before briniging amechi into this. something just need to happen in nigera. an hey use religion to divide the people.

      • Wähala

        Na lie! You’re full of sh*t you can’t flush. Get lost!

  • Wise Head

    What is the difference between PDP and APC? Same people, same characters. The only difference is the freedom we enjoy now which will be abridged or completely denied once Ayatollah Buhari and his violent army of religious, blood-thirsty supporters takes over, that same savages who killed and murdered young, innocent NYSC members in 2011. But he can redeem the situation by making Bola Tinubu his Chairman of EFCC to fight corruption to the ground; Atiku Abubakar Minister of Finance for transparent management of resources, Rotimi Amaechi his Central Bank Governor to ensure our money is safe and Sheik Abubakar Shekau his Defense Minister . Up APC! Up change!

    • Cattlerancher

      For a name like yours, that was a very surprising comment…

    • Remi

      This wisehead is completely senseless. What you might want to know is that until this year Governors, President and their deputies do not pay taxes on their pay.

      • Wise Head

        Apart from the abuse, what point did you make? Figure it out. A pity

  • staaaaaaaaaaa

    ahhhhhhh nigerians, you need serious healing. and with this some people will be defending some politicians as xtians!!!!! So jerry Ghana is born again indeed by shelvng 5 billions tht he saved when he was an information minister. ople wake up.

  • Encore

    • Is it true that the government of Rivers state has not paid teachers’ salaries since June 2014; why?
    • Is it true that after earning 40billion dollars from the year 1999, Lagos state now owes $3.7b; why?

    • DTaj

      You are an illiterate! So, it is a crime to earn $40 billion since 1999 to date (15 years) and owe $3.7b? Just 0.9%!!! Are you this daft? Even debt ratio of the Federal Government is far higher than this! The same Lagos State that gets annual sound credit rating from Fitch and DMO, etc? Let’s be objective in our analysis…

    • Tonnero

      $40b in 15 years amounts to under $3b a year. Do you understand that there are 20 million people in Lagos State and these people need schools, healthcare, roads, waste disposal, policing etc? This is what happens when PDPigs jump in defence of their thieving principals without thinking. Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Delta all get about the same as Lagos or more and have only a fraction of Lagos population, yet see the difference!

  • Eze1

    …that is PDP for you….I dont expect anything different

  • matt

    cross river state own is a case

  • Pelumi

    The problem with Nigerians is idiocy. Once the people overcome idiocy Nigeria will be liberated.

  • Olutola

    take a good look at them, do they look responsible?

  • marig

    Look at the faces in the above picture. Despite all the money they have looted from their respective state treasuries, these guys look ugly and unhealthy. Just a thought.

    • Ade

      Gbam. No peace for the wicked.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      …and sad, worried, apprehensive, crestfallen, inconsolable and discombobulated, if I might add, Marig.

      Many thanks for that observation.

      I was wondering if I needed new eyeglasses.

  • Etomi

    Be sure that Premium Times would never probe APC’s funding…
    Buhari funders would be given a soft-landing and called world’s greatest patriots…
    O! The APC governors are not funding the Tinubu political machine, right…
    Agents of Satan!!!!!!

    • Ukpaka

      Deal with the issue at hand. If you have problem with APC’s funding, you can always write an article and present whatever evidence you have.

    • Tonnero

      You are Satan himself for seeing nothing wrong with what these governors are doing. For God’s sake, Jonathan is president and C-in-C and should not be breaking the law so blatantly. He should be harries ting and prosecuting those who do. When he himself is the chief law breaker, how then can he enforce the law?

  • the truth

    Another bias and another propaganda report from the stables of apc merchants, starring premium times with guest appearances from lie lie mohammed, bola tinubu(drug lord) and the wonderkid (amaechi). Directed by Timipri sylva, produced by oyegun and marketed by apc ventures nationwide (premium times). This movie is designed to cause dissatisfaction and mislead the gullible few.
    This report fails to mention so many states under apc which still owe salary. A case in point is rivers state. Amaechi got 17 billion naira approved by the state assembly(carried in this same premium times) from the rainy day funds 4 months ago, can someone ask where that money is. Amaechi claimed to have spent 7 billion naira on ebola in 2 weeks (carried by premium times) with only 4 reported cases, no hospital or health center was built, did anybody ask where the money went to? Now Rivers state civil servants are being owed 3 months salary, the state teachers under (ube) are still owed half of their salaries since july. Now last week ibim seminari came out to say the state is broke. But this same amaechi bankrolled buhari for the sole purpose of being a vp(i mean dg).
    Continue peddling falsehood premium times. Nothing is wrong in reporting cases like this, but please cover all boards not selective coverage. But i understand you are been funded by apc. But i promise you by february this money coming from the stables of lie lie mohammed would have dried up

    • Ukpaka

      Why don’t you provide proof the money is from their personal account since you’re their spokesperson?. What are the governors’ monthly salary? Can they each make their tax records for the last 3-yrs public? We also need to know the names of individuals donating 1 billion and 5 billion naira. Anything goes as long as it benefits your clueless and visionless uncle Dumbo.
      Some people are blink to the truth. When you defend evil, your immediate family will get the worst of the evil being perpetrated by these monsters.

    • Tonnero

      Don’t you ever get tired of defending the indefensible even if you are being paid to do so? What is your complaint? That the newspaper is lying or that they did not talk about APC governors who are owing civil servants money? You are so confused that you flip between the two. We all know that the newspaper is not lying as this was a public event. While it is not a crime for a state to be broke and therefore having challenges in meeting its obligations, the point is that these governors are using state money to fund the president while owing civil servants! And they are even doing so publicly with no concern for the feelings of these civil servants who have families to feed and bills to pay. If you know any APC governors that have done the same, please let us know. We will condemn them equally. Finally, your claim that these governors may have paid from their own pockets is disingenious and deserves no further comments.

  • Myson

    Is this money the Governors donated to Jonathan campaign their personal donation as individual or state government donation? In Nigerian constitution, is it not a crime for governors to donate state money to any political party or individual candidate on behalf of the state? If crime is committed, then who will prosecute the governors on behalf of these states? Will Jonathan campaign return the illegal campaign contribution to the respective states?

  • Born Again

    Dear Editor,

    Nigerians are mentally dissolute for the most part. They set no standards for their elected officials.
    Where there is no law there’s no offence. Nigerians will continue to be robbed by their politicians.
    It is just as simple as that. Retarded citizens are undeserving of either pity or sympathy as cretins.

  • Kitunde

    I don’t know how these people live with themselves. Just look at them. How can you leave families, deprive them of their livelyhood and then donate their money to another bunch of rogues like yourself who don’t even need the money!
    This is pure evil nothing more…. Honestly….All the clowns there including the presidency can afford to pay this these monies from their pockets!! Nonsense

  • muhammed esq

    are some people really defending these PDP governors? no wonder we are in deep shit!!!!

    • Tunsj

      Deep Shit indeed my brother. These Governors are nothing but a**holes.

  • Comfortkay

    Please look at the faces of this so-called governors, they are all suppose to be in prison , they are all criminals and that is just the People Destruction Party (PDP).

    • wonderboi

      We surely have big problem in Nigeria with this set of people parading themselves as leaders and am still agape that there can be some sort of money jamboree while thousands of Nigerian’s leave on less than 1 dollar per-day . the level of poverty in Nigeria is sickening enough to inhibit this criminals from flaunting there stolen wealth but they seem not to care. .height of impunity !

  • ayoyo

    Remember what Gov. Rotimi Amechi said, “we steal because you do not stone us”

    • Fayose

      It’s time to start stoning the thieves, but wait a minute , they seem to be so powerful and far away our stone cannot reach them.Nigeria

      has become a lawless Nation with no sense of direction…GEJ regime is the most morally corruct govt we ever had in Nigeria

  • Seemeseetrouble

    JONATHAN AND HIS MORAL WHEREABOUTS

    It is sad to note that there is an instinctive conclusion
    among the Nigerian public that the Jonathan government is the most
    financially corrupt, fiscally irresponsible, politically insensitive and
    socially disconnected in Nigerian history. It is all evident that (President)
    Jonathan has failed badly to build a credible, honest and minimally effective
    government for almost half a decade that he has been President. This is
    regrettable indeed.

    This scale of campaign slush funds and illegal contributions in return
    for some political and economic favours is deeply worrying. On moral
    grounds, leveraging on political power to raise campaign funds is
    corrosively anti-democratic. That it was done by previous
    administrations should not be a justifiable excuse for the flagrant
    abuse of power. There is next to no doubt that some of these funds are
    of doubtful origin. It is just sickening to find a President who claims to be
    fighting corruption fraternising with the venal high and mighty.

    …….PUNCH

    (December 23, 2014)

  • Rommel

    Once again the grand patron of sycophants is at it again,that professor of esophagus geography who has no publication donating 5 Billion Naira on behalf of his unnamed friends and yet we are wondering who the enemies of Nigeria are,the ball has been played into the court of Nigerians,people should mortgage their future to these unpatriotic elements who are today daring Nigerians,no time in the history of Nigeria has corruption thrived as it is doing now,so how much did Okonjo Iweala donate or her own uncountable? wicked people,vampires sucking on the blood of poor Nigerian children who are in need of quality education and good health.

  • Preco01

    BANDITS!!! all of them: Promise! promise!! promise!! from Jonathan , he delivered CLULESSNESS, CALLOUSNESS and CORRUPTION (3C’s) hear this: Jonathan in 2011 said, “if voted into power within the next four years, the issue of power will become a thing of the past. Four years is enough for anyone in power to make significant improvement and if I can’t improve on power within this period it then means I cannot do anything even if I am there for another four years.” Sadly, it is true his administration cannot do anything about the suffocating power situation in the country.HE SHOULD THEREFORE HEED HIS OWN ADVICE AND GO! GO!! GO!!!

    • Tunsj

      Preco01, can’t think of a better way to state it. I just cannot comprehend what these thieves are thinking about. Who in their right of mind will vote for these corrupt leaders?

      • Animals!

        @Wahala (aka Uzoma Abubakar Ahamefule)

        Pls learn to civil for once with your utterances else you will face my wrath. Always remember you’re a small Biafran fish to fry.

  • Rigobert

    WHY NIGERIA IS A BASKET CASE

    Guys, stop wasting your time. In a country where no human rights organization
    ever asked for public accounts either in Lagos state or elsewhere since 1999,
    there’s no slim chance whatever of a democracy emerging in such a country.

    No country can be worse afflicted with the worse crop of crass civil rights activists
    who’re so thoroughly mentally dis-honest that they need jailing as accomplices
    to thefts of the treasury by those to whom they are beholden.

    No so-called constitutional lawyer ever asked state governors for
    public accounts since 1999. So how can you ever have democracy
    without accountability; or, have good governance without citizens watching
    over the public accounts with diligence?

    Education has not overridden the natural instincts of Nigerians to steal and plunder.
    Or has the toga of a professor or lawyer served a useful purpose to remove the spirit of theft
    from the hearts of almost all Nigerian educated groups of academics, lawyers and activists.
    For these insuperable facts (existing till today) Nigeria is a basket case.

    • Ms. Anita

      “In a country where success is agreed as something to be stolen, killing is agreed also.
      Stop, and punish the thefts bleeding Nigeria, and there will be nothing left to fight over.”

      ………….Seyi Olu Awofeso

      (September 6th, 2014)

    • Archives

      “Nigeria is a land where thieves are celebrated even in religious gatherings.
      Today, our collective social existence is gloomier than what 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.”

      …..PUNCH

      (October 1, 2013)

      • Dr Adepite

        @ Rigobert:

        I really don’t see how Nigeria can ever become a good or a liveable country –
        without firstly experiencing revolutionary cleansing of its stinking corruption.
        For thieves and victims can NEVER live together in peace in the same house.

  • bros

    God will definitely punish this wicked people

  • bros

    if your votes don’t count, the only option left is to fight both this government and Boko haram. If you don’t ,neither the PDP nor the Boko haram will ever live you.

  • cardinal

    This people have ended up destroying the country.

  • Mr Wise

    The issue is not the leaders but we the followers period.
    They lie and steal our money but use tribal sentiment to deceive us and we fall for it.

    • Funso Ogunsanya

      That is exactly the irony of all these rants here. The worse are the young ones that are been paid stipends to post here. What will make a man to be copying and pasting g the same propaganda all over the online news and social networks?

      • Mr Wise

        Hello Funso what they don’t understand is that poverty do not care about ethnicity.
        Our leaders will eat and dine together but will use tribalism to deceive us for their selfish purpose.
        For example Obasanjo and Atiku, Jonathan and Sanusi the list go on and on but,we the followers are too blind to see.

  • ODOFIN, Lagos

    Proverbs 30:21-22 answers it all. It is devilish to have wicked men in a place of authority. The good news is that their end has come…I believe that GMB will lead Nigeria to path of decency and integrity

  • seyi

    This is the ICT generation that is largely ignorant about the
    events of the Buhari era (1983-85) and so can be
    misinformed and misled by needless propaganda. I have sat
    with many in the under-30 bracket and those slightly above
    who only have faint recollections of the Buhari era and the
    level of ignorance about that era is amazing.
    Before being MILITARY Head of State, Buhari had been
    Governor of one of the Northern States (under Obasanjo’s
    Military government) as well as Minister for Petroleum. He
    later served as Chairman of PTF under Abacha. Please
    consider the following unassailable facts:
    – He birthed and supervised the establishment of our
    existing refineries.
    – There was no religious crisis while he was Head of State. It
    started under his successor IBB!
    – In his time as Head of State he reduced inflation from
    23% to 4%, by fiscal discipline and a homegrown economic
    team (not achieved under any other era, even military).
    – JJ Rawlings of Ghana took over 2 years before him, and
    killed all the corrupt leaders, while Buhari only sentenced the
    corrupt leaders here to prison.
    – Under his watch as PTF Chairman, what he did in road
    construction in that short period hasn’t been matched by 12
    years of the PDP.
    – Hospitals and universities around the country never
    witnessed as much benefits as they got from the PTF from
    any government after or before his time.
    – Despite serving in senior capacity in the oil sector, first as
    Minister for Petroleum and then Petroleum Trust Fund,
    Buhari has no petrol station,much less a rig, refinery or an
    oil block like so many of our leaders.
    – He could have retired into nauseating opulence like an IBB
    or Danjuma or even OBJ but didn’t.
    – Instead of hobnobbing with the high and mighty, he has
    cast his lot with the ordinary man most of who follow him out
    of hope and belief in his values.People who know him have
    said of him… “All I need from Buhari is his word, I can take
    it to the bank”.
    – He is the only politician in the North today who fills rallies
    without renting a crowd. The Kaduna rally of 2nd March is
    eloquent proof.
    – He refused to collect an allowance while serving as
    Chairman of the PTF because he said since he was already
    drawing a pension from government, his conscience would not
    allow him to draw another salary from the purse of the same
    government.
    – He is the only former head of state that does not own
    property or land in Abuja.
    – Every attempt to rubbish him through probes in time past
    ended up vindicating him! The man who was asked by OBJ to
    take over the running of PTF before it was scrapped with
    the aim of probing and indicting Buhari, was the one who
    ended up being prosecuted
    for misappropriating $100m of PTF funds! Buhari again, was
    vindicated
    – He has OPENLY challenged those who accuse him of
    religious fundamentalism to come out and show proof. No one
    has till today, taken up the challenge.His personal driver of
    many years is a Christian from Plateau State.
    – His government initiated the War Against Indiscipline that
    has made environmental cleanliness, queuing up, not urinating
    by the roadside etc features of our national life even till
    today Does it then surprise you why corrupt people would be
    spreading such heinous rumors about Buhari?
    He is a threat to them and they know what he is capable of
    doing to corruption and corrupt people when he comes into
    office! So shine your eyes and make the right decision. If
    honesty and probity are the things you want for Nigeria ,now
    is the time to choose right. When you cast your vote for the
    BUHARI, you would have cast one vote for a honest man.
    Now that you know better, will you please educate another
    person BY FORWARDING THIS TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN?
    THIS IS MORE THAN A CAMPAIGN.IT’S JUST THE TRUTH!

    • Aloy Matty

      And while a corrupt President Shagari was under house arrest, his Vice, Sir. ALex Ekueme who left government poorer than when he became vice was thrown into Kri Kri Maximum prison… Buhari is not a tribalist right? Go tell it to the dogs!!!

      • Matthew keyh

        whatever you say my vote is for Buhari it is crime in developing world for individual ,government ,and corporations not to pay workers salaries yet President Jonathan took this monies donated to him for his re-election knowing fully well that the workers in this states have not been paid august to december salaries .This families would celebrate Chrismas with no food ,no money this is a crime against humanity

      • Damilare Ajani

        Aloy, you probably was too young to know the truth then. Ekwueme stole 50,000 Naira and diverted it to his architeture firm then.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Is it not absolutely right that Tinubu forced all the APC governors to bribe delegates who voted for Buhari with $5000 each ?
    The delegates refused $3000 !! I wonder where all you moaning nincompoops were when this happened ?

    • Matthew keyh

      i dont care the lies you peddle about Tinubu i believe the right person have been chosen ,what about the 21billions naira donated to Jonathan that is part of the $20billion stolen from NNPC please convert that to dollars ,you are dick head

    • Progress

      Jawando Jawando, the Goebbel of Nigeria! Save your breath, people are not interested in your spins. TELL US HOW THE $34billion in our reserve when Jona took office and the billions of dollars excess fund from crude for the SIX years he has been in power disappear. Bear in mind, Abacha dealt with crude price around $10 per barrel and took no loan.
      The $20 billion NNPC revenue? The Audit a Report promised in November?
      The NIS death and N5000 scam?
      The Sure P money?
      The 75 billion naira Police Pension fund?
      DONT YOU AND US DESERVE TO KNOW?

  • favourtalk

    Honestly, it is a great shame to all nigerians who supported this party,they should pity the kogi, Benue, and abia some other state who has not been paid salaries for 6months a.d above now but can donate that huge amount because of popularity and alliance to a man who has failed the country. God is watching all these men and change will surely sweep them away

  • Thepeople

    Reading most of the comments, I just realized that most Nigerian have low thinking skills.

  • Ekwekwe

    Bla, bla bla. Bokohari overthrew a legal government because of a weakening economy and then turned Nigerians to beggars, queuing up to get rationed “essential commodities” like in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. He killed Nigerians, imprisoned the innocent and the guilty alike, jailed journalists who reported the truth that “Hitler Bokohari” was not happy with. His economic policy was trade by barter. A select few, including the Emir of Gwandu, were sacred cows, amassing wealth through currency trafficking and other forms of corruption. Workers’ striker was a capital offence. Inflation was at 400% and he had no brains to deal with complicated national issues. I do not want a return to 1984. Anything! Anything to ensure that there is no repeat of 1984 is fair. Simple.

    • Matthew keyh

      That is you in your World ,please where is the missing $20billion dollars

    • amazing2012

      Where did you get your figures ? Full of lies ! Before you comment ensure your source of information before you confirm ignorance !!

    • Progress

      May God do with your life ALL THAT YOU WISH FOR NIGERIA.

  • Ayodele Tosin

    Some of us are just getting use to those who support the present government for whatever reason. However, I strongly recommend that all those who seek change should endeavour to vote during the elections.

  • olotito

    They funding there pockets with our subsidy money,money used to fight insurgency….chai their is God oooo.Changes all we want

  • ibrahim

    to save a drifting nation Buhari overthrew a corrupt Muslim regime 30 years ago – Plateau state thendid not pay salary for close to 12 months. Nigerians would now vote Buhari because it is the age of voting to save the drift that PDP propels it is not about religion; it is about the nation, it is not about Buhari in uniform, it is about Buhari a Nigerian with well meaning Nigerians from all over the country working to save a promising nation from undeserve collapse due to incompetence Buhari 30 years ago described such a government headed by his fellow Muslim inept – talking of religion blind. voteAPC All Positive Change

    • Ado Na Allah

      Buhari is not a Nigerian therefore we cannot and will not vote non Nigeria .

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    If we have good and partrotic lawyers in Nigeria, one of them would have sued Jerry Gana and his bunch of power sector owners who under fraudlet process of privatization bought the power sector and one years after they continue to collect revenue from the power asset yet they failed to invest in the sector making it to deteriorate beyond when they took over. Government came to their support with CBN power sector intervention amounting to NGN219 Billion. It is curious for one who could not raise money to invest into his business yet was able to raise such sum to fund a political party? Are Nigerians being short-changed in another way similar to the peroleum subsidies which we were told was used to fund 2011 eletion? A good and partrotic lawyer should take Jerry Gana to court please.

    • Progress

      Late Gani Fawehinmi of blessed memory. But bear in mind the case he prosecuted against Olu Adeniji and madam Gele NOI abt dollars salary. The court ordered that the amount be refunded! Was the judgement ever executed by Okonjo Iweala?

  • bikky

    Kai,God you are always faithful,these Govs did not enjoy their ill-gotten wealth and I am sure heaven is not ready to welcome them after death because they have offended God and men. I can’t imagine how those families that their salaries were not paid are going to celebrate this season. Oh God remove every cancerworm that has eaten deep into our system, and give us grace to acknowledge the fact that Nigeria is in the hand of King Pharaoh and give us courage to use the last opportunity that we have to remove this government at all levels. NIGERIANS THINK RIGHT AND VOTE WISELY.

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