Nigerian govt suppressing audit report on missing $20 billion oil money — APC

Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Nigerian government is deliberately blocking the release of the outcome of investigations into the alleged diversion of $20 billion oil revenues, the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, said Saturday.

The allegation that the huge amount had been stolen was raised in 2013 by a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, who is now the Emir of Kano.

Mr. Sanusi said as much as $49 billion was diverted by state oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

He later reviewed the amount to $20 billion, and called for investigations after writing to President Goodluck Jonathan.

A Senate probe into the allegation yielded no result. Mr. Sanusi was later fired by President Jonathan after he was accused of “financial recklessness”.

The government said no money was missing, but promised a forensic investigation of NNPC.

In April, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, announced the appointment of the accounting firm, PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC), to conduct a detailed investigation into the accounts and activities of NNPC.

The minister said the investigation, under the supervision of the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, would take about 16 weeks.

That schedule meant at most by September ending, the report should have been ready. A two-month delay meant the report should have been ready by November.

But more than a month later, the government has failed to release the report.

PREMIUM TIMES independently investigated the whereabouts of the report and its contents, several weeks before the statement released by the APC on Saturday.

At each turn, relevant government offices denied having the report despite confirmation by senior officials of the finance ministry to this newspaper that the report had since been submitted by PriceWaterHouseCoopers.

The sources said the document was submitted to the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.

Our reporters contacted the offices of the Auditor-General and the Accountant- General repeatedly, pressing for the report, without success.

A spokesperson for the Auditor-General of the Federation, Florence Dibiase, said she was not aware of the report.

Also, Abba Dabo, the Director, Extra Ministerial Department, in the Office of the Auditor general of the Federation, denied knowledge of the report. Mr. Dabo said he should be in charge of such documents if they were available.

He said the role of the auditor-general’s office was in selecting PriceWaterHouseCoopers as the auditing firm, after which the matter reverted to the finance ministry.

Mr. Dabo said only the Auditor General, Samuel Ukura, could speak authoritatively on whether any such report was ready. Mr. Ukura could not be reached.

PREMIUM TIMES also contacted PriceWaterHouseCoopers, where an official said the firm would only be able to comment on a later date.

APC statement

The APC said the government was deliberately suppressing the report possibly because top government officials were indicted.

”It is now over a month since the deadline for the release of the report expired, and the government has simply kept mum on the report, apparently in an effort to sweep the issue under the carpet, as it has done with all other reports of widespread corruption under the present dispensation,” a statement issued in Ilorin on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said.

”However, Nigerians will not allow this to happen. They will continue to demand that the audit report be made public, in the interest of transparency. We also believe that the Minister of Finance should strive to protect whatever is left of her international reputation by living up to her words that the issue will not be swept under the carpet. It is not only Nigerians but the entire international community who are interested in the outcome of the audit.

”If there is any reason why the report has not been released, the Minister should immediately come out and tell Nigerians. Otherwise, she should release the report today so that Nigerians will know exactly how much of their oil funds is missing and those to be held responsible for the unprecedented heist,” the party said.

APC said it refuses to believe the stories making the rounds to the effect that the FG is deliberately sitting on the report because it (report) has heavily indicted it and some powerful personalities in the Administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

”In announcing the forensic audit of the unaccounted for money, Mrs Okonjo-Iweala said the President supported it and asked for it to be done. Now that it has been done, why has the report not been released, even if it implicates the government itself?” the party queried.

It said the urgent release of the report will also end the rumour that the missing money is the source of the huge slush funds being used for President Jonathan’s re-election, as well as the speculation that it was the same missing money that formed the source of the huge funds that were round-tripped to the Jonathan campaign fund during his recent fund raising.

”Overall, a government that went cap in hand to borrow $1 billion to better equip the military in its fight against Boko Haram should not hesitate to get to the root of $20 billion missing oil money. Had that money not indeed been missing as alleged, would the government have needed to borrow $1 billion to pep up the Boko Haram war?

”We are therefore joining the millions of Nigerians who have demanded the urgent release of the audit report. Failure to do so before the end of the year will leave Nigerians with no choice than to conclude that the FG is indeed hiding something about the missing $20 billion, a conclusion that will indeed be more than justified,” APC said.


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  • claairvoyance

    The $20billion is as since been shared, the money could be more this government is for the thief and by the thief. Were did Jerry gana get #5billion from what kind of business is he Into? Party of devilish people must go. Just as God delivered the isrealites from Egyptian bondage, God will free Nigerians from the bondage of the PDP.

    • okar

      There is no way u will share 20b the same way Farouk lawal distributed his with Tambuwal…….20 b is no peanuts…the global financial network will surely trace the movement of d money…….so stop planting all these APC lies for the reading pleasure of gullible 9jas

      • pheliciti

        Yes o! America will know, it’s their money! PriceWaterHouse too now knows. That’s why the report is being suppressed.

      • habu

        Thats not true the money was not accounted for over a period of time it was stolen over a 1yr period, nobody said 20 billion just disappeared , you are tryn to use the logic of that drunk daft to justify stealing.

  • Wähala

    A more balanced and sane reportage on the issue that has caused a raving war of words between me and thugs on Sahara Reporters, who claimed Dr. NOI is “covering up corruption at the NNPC” as if she’s the Minister of Petroleum whose ministry was investigated. The audit was done under the supervision of the Auditor-Gen. of the Federation, he must have a copy of the final report. I admit, as the overall Coordinating Minister of the Economy and a member of the FEC where details of the report may have been discussed, Dr. NOI knows the content of that report… However, it is pertinent to know and draw the line where the buck stops! Dr. Iweala darn sure owes us some answers because I was in London when she claimed the report will soon be released (in November) but she cannot go over her boss and unilaterally release it without carrying others along. Bottom line, a huge amount of money is missing at our NNPC (as admitted by Dumbo at The Hague this year) and unless they release the final audit report, Nigerians must assume it is the $10.8bn Dr. Iweala and Sanusi could not reconcile… and the sole responsibility must be placed with the man on whose desk the buck stops. He is the crook whose first signature as President was a heist of our Malabu (OPL 245) settlement. Shikena!

    • Oleku

      Mumu NOI is culpable in the missing NNPC funds (that’s if any money is missing anyway) and you know it–in civilised world ministers serving under a corrupt government resigns–what’s stopping your mother Hail Mary NOI to tow the path of honour and save her credibility–if she has any-faggot

      • Wähala

        You’re a deranged baztard. Have Diezani ati Dumbo resigned before it gets to her turn? Under whose watch & Ministry did the funds vanish? Wetbacks are natural thieves, ask your kin to provide our money or leave the country when Buhari takes over… Punk Mordafcuker!

        • Oleku

          Mumu you’re so full of shit–the money doesn’t needs to varnish through her ministry before she resigns–people with reputable integrity don’t take part in a corrupt regime–that’s why your Imam Buhari can never be seen as incorrupt coz he was a key player in Abacha’s regime–he gloated that Abacha’s never stole a dime but today his loot are still being return to Naija–if bro Jona is corrupt NOI equally is–give it up smello

          • endingNaija

            and CHRISTIAN “Pastor” Goodluck Jonathan Nebu handed over the remaining Abacha LOOT to members of Abacha family-Gumsu ati Mohammed Abacha. That was what “Pastor” Goodluck Jonathan Nebu did!

          • Oleku

            You are not making sense–are you on some crack?

          • Peter Udegbue

            The lot of Oleku,Wahala and EndingNaija are idiots and idle rumour mongers. Your hateful nature is leading all of you astray. Keep on talking what is outside your knowledge. Fools, Oloshi, Ole.

    • okar

      She should quit because late lukman also quit when accused of sharing oil blocks with obj…….

      • Wähala

        She will quit only when accused of sharing the $20bn with Dumbo… fair or not?

      • Otile

        La illah ila Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah. I made some research and found out that the so called okar is Deri Orbuka.

        So, this human chameleon is still alive changing his name as often as ladies change their underwear. The devil is a lair.

    • okar

      Malabo is owned by Etete……an ijaw man who has all the rights in the world as danjuma who was equally given an oil block from which he made over 500m dollars………..The money came in from….the SS……tribalism abi

      • Funso

        But Reno OmoKARI you just called for “one Nigeria” in another story on this platform? Do you change your position on “one Nigeria” depending on the situation? Or does the meaning of “one Nigeria” change FOR YOU depending on the situation? You members of Goodluck Jonathan campaign team are dubious. ha ha!

        • Peter

          Funsho is Maria. Are you tired of using that handle?

  • Jude Iloba

    BOLA TINUBU AND THE (ALLEGED) MISSING OIL FUNDS

    Nobody implicated as complicit in any missing NNPC crude oil funds must be left off.
    If the audit makes certain that certain funds are missing un-accounted, then it follows
    that not even the auditor-general quoted here or the accountant-general of the federation
    should be presumed innocent on misprision of felony – which is a crime under Nigerian law.

    General Olusegun Obasanjo hinted in his book (My Watch) that crude oil funds were indeed
    stolen in the year 2011, before the presidential election, and General Obasanjo further wrote
    that Bola Tinubu received a huge portion of those funds to sell ACN/APC voters to Jonathan.

    Stating this as fact (on confirmed investigation) General Obasanjo wrote last month as follows:

    “With the 2011 elections, heavy financial prices were paid to Lagos and Ondo State opposition
    political leaders to secure the vote for the President (Jonathan) against the interest of PDP at
    the state level. The situation where the president (Jonathan) surreptitiously invited Bola Tinubu,
    lifting him at night by presidential aircraft from Lagos to Abuja to hatch a plan for Bola to support
    one PDP presidential candidate at the expense of all other PDP candidates for any office in Lagos,
    can only be described as obscene, unethical, corruption-ridden and a show of bad leadership.

    Whatever amount of money was given to Bola Tinubu to procure votes for the 2011 presidential
    election in Lagos was, to say the least, unnecessary. What made this phenomenon particularly
    bad was that government had raised the money from government transactions which fuel corruption
    “.

    • Dare

      Excellent comment! Now we have two criminal suspects. How many more are left?

  • THINK2WIC£…

    $49B, $10B, $12B abi $20B?????????????

    NO SANE PERSON WILL RETAIN THE SERVICES OF AN ‘ACCOUNTING OFFICER’ WHO CANNOT GIVE HIM A DEFINITE/ACCURATE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT!

    Worse still is the fact that some charlatans are unable to see the so called ‘whistle blower’ was working from the answer to the question! That was why he kept conjuring figures from kwankwaso’s kitchen where he was forced to rule from initially!

    NONSENSE!

    • Wähala

      Release the report and Nigerians will settle for a final figure. Fact is, huge money was stolen… exactly how much, is what the report has established. Dumbo is a thief and this issue will land him in jail in Nigeria if he escapes The Hague for crimes against humanity. Wait for Gov. Amaechi ati Oshiomhole to start shouting for the audit report. Diezani na tief, Dumbo na tief, Anenih na tief, Clark na tief, Orubebe na tief, Tompolo na Tief, Asari na tief… it can’t all be coincidence, or? Simply put: Aborigines are born criminals. No use wetbacks!

      • THINK2WIC£…

        First, I don’t really care what you say about ‘aborigines’, cos I believe I hav told u countless times I am from the middle belt. (why u refer to people from the same country as yourself as aborigines and say a whole tribe are born criminals tells a lot about your stare of mind)
        Secondly Wahala, you are FAKE AND A DISGRACE! A BIG SHAMELESS HYPOCRITE.
        You mentioned some names of those you called ‘tiefs’..yet you conveniently left your aunt out.
        In your first line u wrote; ‘Fact is, huge money was stolen’.
        So HUGE MONEY WAS STOLEN, YET YOU STRUGGLE TO ABSOLVE YOUR SO CALLED AUNT WHO CONTROLS THE PURSE THROUGH WHICH THE HUGE MONEY WAS STOLEN??
        Wahala, you are pathetic. For some of us, we will criticize anywhere we see something amiss. Be it PDP Members or APC. For you, u are selective..exposing your true nature of a hypocrite.
        Ngozi is someone I admire ALOT. And I used to believe she was head and shoulders above most public servants in terms of integrity. But there is NO WAY as the minister of finance she can claim ignorance of the sleaze in this government! If indeed she is still as upright as I thot she was, SHE WULDVE RESIGNED A LONG TIME AGO!
        This PDP regime is massively corrupt. But why lie to yourselves the rogues we can all see in APC are saints?? Amaechi, Saraki, Akume, Tambuwal, Nyako, Tinubu, etc are agents of change?? Wow! Wahala, you are a deceiver..keep DECEIVING YOURSELF!
        *you seem to have a very low self esteem..at the drop of a hat, u announce you are either in germany or London like u claimed you were listening to Ngozi. Why have u allowed the whites leave you with this inferiority complex? And You reside in Europe, yet you are so unrefined?? Abusing and using vulgar language here day and nite??
        Truly pathetic!

        • Oleku

          Don’t mind the clown–the troll Nyansh was exposed on Sahara Reporters on this same issue of defending NOI-na Mumu him be

  • Uwadiegwu

    This is another first by Propaganda Times. I have never seen where a “newspaper” publishes its incompetence and/or inability to get any evidence of an audit report as a news story. The auditing body says it cannot speak on the subject now, the auditor general says the audit report is not ready, in fact every official denies the audit report is ready. But some “senior officials” claim the report has since been submitted. A reporter worth his name will demand to sight or get a copy of the report from those “senior officials” before reporting it. That is, however, different if you’re a card carrying member of the rabble rousing opposition APC.

    • Wähala

      Then, go read about this same story on Ounch, Sahara Reporters, The Nation, etc… stop coming to Premium Times, afterall, they never offered you odeku to show your ugly face here. Buzz off!

      • Peter

        But the three papers are the same opposition medium of the APC. That is why they report the same story and make it stick their own way.

    • trigger

      Its difficult to imagine how f00lish some minds can be. PT never accused the government of any wrongdoing just yet. They are reporting a statement by APC but chose to provide details of their own investigation, which, as shown in the report, was inconclusive, presumably why they hadn’t reported yet! But here you are over-sabi mumu spewing crap. Won’t you get a better gig, and quit being an e-maggot? Sh*theel!!!

      • Uwadiegwu

        Sorry sir. I am sorry for making you lose your eh, eh, (this my stammer!) temperament. But you just wrote that PT: “chose to provide details of their own investigation, which, as shown in the report, was inconclusive, presumably why they hadn’t reported yet!” Sorry sir, “providing details of their own investigations …” sounds like writing a report on an “inconclusive” “own investigation.” Sir, this sounds like a contradiction. You cannot tell a “story” of your “investigation” to the public when your “investigation is inconclusive.” Pardon my foolishness sir.

  • Peter

    The mess created by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria cannot be easily cleaned, even where he is pretending to be born again.

    • tundemash

      is that what the report said ?

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    ANOTHER SPECULATIVE AND BASELESS PIECE OF APC-JANJAWEED JOURNALISM !! PRICEWATERHOUSE is the most professional auditing firm on earth but the Nigerian Jihadist APC party is attempting to bully this reputable firm . This uncivilised behaviour is typical of a party with little or no regard for the rule of law ,a party which belives in arm-twisting and blackmail as standard practice !!

    • Guguru

      Tawanda,

      Why not release the reports? Why is Jonathan, your lord and savior hiding information they ought to have released?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        When did PRICEWATERHOUSE write the APC-JANJAWEED PRESS to confirm that the forensic investigation has been completed !

        • Guguru

          You tell us.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Well, you must first accept that your question was dumb !

          • Guguru

            Tawanda,

            If you are struggling with your inner self, why don’t you say so? I can help you discover yourself. You simply need a hug and some understanding. You need help.

          • Otile

            Tufiakwa, for him to hug you, it will be like hugging the pig and holding ones nose. Depart you filthy arna.

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            Do you need a hug too? Why are you running from our loving arm? You have hugged a pig recently to know that it also requires holding one’s nose? Do you see why you need help? We care about you. Acknowledge that you need help and let the treatment work.

          • Otile

            I am reminding you how moslems behave when they see pigs, they hug the pigs holding their nose. Are you going pretend you have not done that before? If so, what kind of Musulumi are you?

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            You tell us. You imagined it, and so you should be able to tell us what “Musulumi” you think I am. Again, I ask, “Do you need a hug too? Why are you running from our loving arm?” We get this feeling that you are running from self. How far will you run and do you think it will resolve the inner turmoil you are dealing with? Come to our loving arms so that we can hug you and help you get better.

          • Dr. Kay

            Lol otile your own don Pafuka finish oh , please heed guguru call , just accept his opened arms for embrace , at least that will be refreshing and better than a transformer you and your ilks always wishes your adversaries…… Lol

    • Tunsj

      You do not know what you are talking about. First of all, PRIZEWATERHOUSE is not the most professional auditing firm on ‘earth’. The most professional auditing firm on earth is DELOITTE followed by PRICEWATERHOUSE and the third is ERNST& YOUNG. Get your facts straight before posting any comment.

  • Guguru

    They simply want to ensure that any impediments towards destroying the NE cannot be stopped

    • Otile

      You always reason like Imam Shekau. Which Tuareg country did you come from, Niger or Chad?

      • Guguru

        Otile,

        Do you live in Imam Shekau’s mind to know how he reasons? How can a healthy person make such assertions based on nothing more than a super active imagination? Do you need help and a hug? LOL!

        • Otile

          Easy. It is as easy as ABC to decipher how you Mohammedans reason. From your words and actions you reveal yourselves. Imam Abu Shekau is a prototype of you people. He says what he does, and does what he says. Actions and deeds are products of the mind. Ka ji ko?

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            It seems you have a high fever. What actions of mine did you see in order to arrive at your unstable conclusions? Who are “you people”? You lived with Shekau to know that he does what he says? What part of Shekau’s house were you living in when you were recording these illusions in a wasted mind? I am so curious about your remarks. i am so eager to help you. What is Ka ji ko? Is that what you say when your mind feels excessively excited?

          • Otile

            Mallam stop pretending, how can you be a true Northerner and don’t know what ka ji ko means? So, which Tuareg country did you come from: Mali or Dafur?

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            I am not pretending. I am simply enjoying your inexplicable outbursts and low quality behavior first hand. I have no idea what “Mallam” means and i am not sure what “Tuareg” as a word is doing in this discussion. Unless someone is experiencing a cognitive and emotional meltdown, I am simply a perplexed reader of these funny terms you use.

          • Otile

            Is this part of your Islamic brain-washing, whereby you forget everything you used to know? How can you pretend that you don’t know what mallam means, never heard of Taureg, doesn’t know who Guguru is. This is serious. You need a good marabou.

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            What is a marabou? What has your concerns about Islamic brainwashing to do with one’s lack of knowledge on bizarre assertions created and presented by Otile? I get lost with every strange assertion you provide. Can you help me please? I need your help, oh lowly one of a sorry clan.

          • Dr. Kay

            Otile your own don finish nah you’ve met your match in guguru , better order boli ati epa to help reduce the bashing guguru is lashing on your sorry arse ! Useless aborigine , oniranu .

  • Sword of Damocles

    This issue is indeed the rubicon, the raison d’etre. When the Senator & former Gov of Kaduna, Ahmed Markafi stated months ago that a renowned forensic audit firm would be retained to get to the bottom of this matter, i knew then that if it happened the thieves were dead in the the water. Why? Firms like the aforementioned are monitored closely to ensure that such companies do not complicitly engage in fraud with foreign governments such as Nigeria’s. Meanwhile this same Sen Markafi on the command of Sen. “On your Mark” absolved the administration of any criminality/treason without the publication of any forensic audit report. And now here we are 1mth after a self-imposed deadline no FORENSIC AUDIT REPORT. What is wrong with these people?

    • kammykazee

      What is wrong with this people? EVERYTHING!!!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Time limits are good but the most important thing is to make sure that a meticulous investigation is carried out and that the report derived reflect a true state of affairs of all transactions which are in question as we speak !!
      The APC-JANJAWEED are busy laying ambush on the firm with hope of politicising the issue but they will fail….they will be defeated !!

      • Screw-em

        The long awaited audit/forensic findings report was professionally collated, converted to a pdf file and emailed to madam “head scarf” Iweala. Low and behold, once again her hardrive was “hacked” by a phantom virus and here we are again searching for answers as usual. Abracadabra economics and doctored statistics under Okonjo shall never seize to surprise anyone. When you are corruption personified, hiding under the guise of a pious Kleptomaniac, even a 3rd grade graduate of “OYenusi” school of armed robbers will shudder at the thought of such humiliation…oh no…not our “revered” overrated Ivy league “PhD”graduate…….i swear a don tire!!

      • GEJisaDISASTER

        GEJ’s administration is habitual in suppressing any investigative report that does not favor them. The Aso Rock under President Goodluck Jonathan has become a graveyard of committee reports. No single report under this administration has truly seen the light of day or has been faithfully implemented. Committees headed, among others, General T.Y Danjuma (PAC), Nuhu Ribadu (Petroleum), Adamu Wazirin Fika/Dr. Lateef Adegbite ( Public Service Reforms), Steve Oronsaye (Restructing of FG parastatals, commision and Agencies), Ahmed Lemu ( 2011 Ethno-Religious Crisis), Justice Alfa Belgore (Constitutional Matters) are all lying in the graveyard having wasted billions of Naira.
        PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) will not be different in any way because GEJ is still the same yesterday, today and tomorrow!!

      • tundemash

        So exactly when are u guys planning to release the report ?
        Is PWC still working or the report or it is you guys working or the report or where exactly is teh delay ?

  • Gbenga Aiku

    I think Alhaji Bola Tinubu should just make a voluntary confession of how much he took
    from President Jonathan (out of this crude oil fund) so we can start the recovery process.

    • Navigator

      • What did Bola Tinubu know
      and when did he know it, before or after boarding the plane President Jonathan
      sent to pick him up from Lagos and back from Abuja back with caches of cash same
      night under the cover of darkness?

      • Did Bola Tinubu reasonably
      believe the money he received that night from President Jonathan was taken from
      President Jonathan’s salary account; and if not, did Bola Tinubu have any
      reason to believe that the money was legitimately taken from proper custody and
      legitimately paid as bribe to him to sell off daft ACN members to whom Bola
      Tinubu did not disclose the entire amount he received to sell those ACN members;
      and voters, including Nuhu Ribadu, away to PDP?

      • As a self-described ‘progressive’
      does Bola Tinubu believe that he engaged in legitimate business with President
      Jonathan; and if not, why did Bola Tinubu pocket the money freighted by plane
      from Abuja, and secretly spent it for his own benefit, without reporting
      this financial crime since the year 2011?

      • Sanu P. Arowolo

        @ Navigator,

        APC is an irresponsible party. Otherwise, by now, Bola Tinubu should be suspended for
        clear-cut anti-party activities, but APC leaders are shameless accomplices to high crimes
        and mis-demeanours and would rather quickly look for tenuous arguments to cover up.

        • Deacon

          “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

          • Otile

            Imam/pastor Aknifenwa is speaking the same language with Imam Abu Shekau. These people are deceiving people by hiding under big religion titles calling for bloodshed.

            Imam or pastor my foot.

        • Kingsley

          No, no. EFCC should just arrest Bola Tinubu. APC can’t ever be relied on to uphold the law

          • tundemash

            Nice ….. so could you lend the coward Dumbo your balls to effect the prosecution of Tinubu ?

        • Sword of Damocles

          Sir the party would have to wield federal power to be complicit in high crimes & misdemeanours , for example that stunt that the Clown Prince pulled by ordering his IGP to invade the NASS, or when he spends monies not statutorily authorised, or when he appoints military leaders without the “advise & consent” of the Nigerian Senate? or when a “leader” presides over the heist of $20B. Those are what are really considered HIGH CRIMES & MISDEMEANOURS. In a more matured Democracy, He would be impeached by the House of Representatives, causing a trial in the Senate, presided over by the Chief Justice of the nation’s Supreme Court. A 2/3 conviction would see him disgraced from office. So please, slow down a little when your use the term “high crimes & misdemeanours on an OPPOSITION party,

    • Sword of Damocles

      Why doesnt the President be a LEADER and confess how much he gave to Asiwaju, and where he got the money from? Isnt that what a LEADER does?

    • tundemash

      why not ask your Dumbo to release the audit report so we can know how much Dumbo gave Tinubu ?

      Or Why not ask the giver what he exactly gave the taker ?

  • Maria

    Just look at her fat head… thief.

    • Otile

      Maria, don’t curse or abuse people whenever you are displaying the image of Our Blessed Mother. Rather pray for them and you will get handsome rewards for good deeds.

      Anger, curses, illwill, and bad belle doesn’t do you any good. Speak like a Christian.

      • Guguru

        Otile,

        Ngozi is your blessed mother? LOL! Is your best friend a goat then?

        • Otile

          Is this mallam Guguru, the Islamic man from Katsina? Last year cikin garinku they caught another Islamic man like you fucking a fat goat. Are you about to commit the same act?

          Shame on you kafir banza.

          • Maria

            But you said I am a moslem for criticising Jonathan, why are you calling me a christian now?

          • Otile

            At first I thought you ware a Musulima because you belong to and Islamic Party and curse like a Muslim. But when you said you are a Christian of Anglican denomination I believed you. Now we expect you to talk and behave like a Christian. I did not mean evil to you.

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            What are you talking about? Normally, you should be caught and tied to a tree. But, with love and caring, we believe you can get well faster than we actually anticipated. We care about you even if you don’t believe it. LOL!

            Did you know that a home-trained chimpanzee could run Nigeria better than the creature located in Aso Rock who claims it is in charge of Nigeria?

          • Otile

            Mallam, stop reasoning like a Muslim terrorist – catching and tying people to a tree. You don’t belong to continent Nigeria, go back to your Tuareg country and tie as many useless moslems of your ilks as you can catch, ba ruwana.

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            What is a Mallam? How do Muslim terrorists reason? Have you spent time with them lately? Are you God who decides where people belong? Is Nigeria a continent or a country? is there any country called Tuareg? I am increasingly finding your words difficult to understand. I am now having to ask a sub-human to see if they can understand what you are trying to say. I am here to help you through this difficult moment in your life where you seem to exhibit signs of incoherence and Islamophobia. We are here to help you, my good friend. Don’t be shy. Just ask for help and we will be there to help you. LOL!

          • Otile

            What is Guguru? How long ago did you have your lobotomy? You can’t remember who you are, where you came from, what native language you were born with. You don’t even know what mallam means. All you can remember is that you are a true Muslim. Islam is a bane on society. Help yourself before you try to help others.

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            Please narrate my medical history to the world. It seems you performed the lobotomy did you not? The result is that may be i forgot my name or where i come from, thanks to your quackery, right? You damaged me and yet you ask me how i became damaged? What is the matter with you? Well, we have a case in court against you and i know we shall clean you out after the judgement for your quackery.

          • Otile

            Don’t blame me, blame your islamic doctor. Would you let a man you disdain as infidel to touch you? Babu mallam.

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            What is “Babu Mallam”? What is an “islamic doctor”? In what society does “Islamic doctor” exist? Why the incoherence in your thoughts? Are you suffering inside, and are your outbursts a way to handle and control your inner turmoil and demons? I can help you. We have lots of solutions to your problems. LOL!

        • Bala Atama

          The image by Maria’s name is that of ‘mary’ mother of Jesus..that is who Otile ws referring to NOT Ngozi.
          Some of you here are just out to denigrate others instead of having a meaningful discourse.
          Now mallam guguru, who looks like his best friend is a goat??

          • Guguru

            Bala,

            You sound like a magician and mind-reader. How did you know Otile was referring to “Mary” Mother of Jesus? Are you Otile’s official mind organizer and secretary? How much does Otile pay you to sort out the dysfunction in Otile’s head? I don’t think you should make assumptions of what you think other people intended to say, correct?

          • Otile

            Wallahi, you are so dishonest. I am going to cut off this stupid_interaction with you. You should not make light of Our Blessed Mother. Being a fanatic muslim does not mean you are ignorant of Mary.

            Aboki huta lafia.

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            What are you saying? Is this how you perceive those trying to give you a new lease in life? Make light of who? How do you determine when one is a fanatic Muslim? Who is Mary? The more you write the more questions are raised. You are confusing us with your incoherence.

          • Otile

            Aboki, go to bed. You cannot use your islamic taqiyya on me again. I am done with you.

          • Guguru

            Otile,

            What is “Aboki”? What is “Islamic taqiyya”? You seem to know a lot of terms that do not feature in the normal English lexicon. It is as if you a student of some dark and underground school for Incoherent Minds. It is simply startling just reading the amount unusual comments with little value coming from you. Again, What are you? What creature are you and who created you?

          • Bala Atama

            Cutting off a ‘stup*d interaction’ with a DISHONEST person will be your best decision this year bro!
            I was actually surprised u indulged him for so long..go thru all his replies..nothing meaningful..not worth it bro..

          • Bala Atama

            ‘maria don’t curse and abuse people whenever you are displaying the image of our blessed mother’ .

            What image is Maria displaying??
            Ask any of your SANE Xtian friends WHO is referred to as ‘blessed motber’.

            You guys reduce everything to ‘how much are you paid’..your mindset shows clearly you are a mercenary. I don’t need to be paid to show up someone’s folly on this site. That way, you will know when you blab on the WorldIWideWeb, the world is watching.
            Now can you tell us:
            -is Maria displaying any image?
            -if yes, WHO??

            *Those two questions though simple will be the hardest for any hypocrite to answer! I expect you to blab and avoid them..or just show a clean pair of heels..there should be more dignity in that..
            LoL!

          • Guguru

            Bala,

            You just lost me with your incoherence. Na wa ooo.

          • kammykazee

            Because Otile = Bala Atama = Tawanda = Oleku = the truth = frank bassey etc etc All equal to Reno.

          • Guguru

            Kammykazee,

            Thank you so much. You just opened my eyes. I salute you.

      • babatope

        Oloriburuku, Christianity won’t work this time. Try another format, Omo ale

        • Otile

          You said that Christianity won’t work, everybody has also seen Islam has not worked either. Are you therefore suggesting Ifa Orunmilla, Sango, or are you outright godless?

          It is very disgusting whenever Christianity is mentioned you Muslims and godless people go crazy. Eran.

          • endingNaija

            ole, It is being suggested that Patience JOnathan is your goddess!!! And King Goodluck Jonathan Nebu is your god! While the creek fishes and Mammy water are YOUR GODESSES!

          • Zarto Ali

            Islam has worked, is working and shall to eternity.

        • Guguru

          LOL.

      • endingNaija

        Ole Patience JOnathan is your Blessed mother ooooo! Mary cannot be your Blessed mother-Never! Mary is not the blessed mother of ole and corrupt people like you and your paymaster-Goodluck Jonathan Nebuchadnezzar!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      She is more brilliant and successful than you will ever be !!

      • Guguru

        Tawanda,

        Can you define “brilliant” and “successful”? If a tadpole becomes a frog, is it not successful? LOL!

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Boy,look ’em up in the dictionary !!

          • Guguru

            Tawanda,

            You actually know what a dictionary is? Is this not a miracle? LOL! If you use terms, you should be able to help us out with what they mean, right? Do us the honor of defining your terms, will you?

          • endingNaija

            SUCCESSFUL CHEEKS simple mean CORRUPT CHEEKS in the world of Tawanda and his paymaster President King Goodluck Jonathan Nebuchadnezzar!

          • endingNaija

            Successful cheeks simply mean corrupt cheeks in the world of Tawanda abegi! Cant you see that he knows!

          • Frank

            Excellent response! That tadpole should be ignored.

        • kammykazee

          Hilarious …lol

      • endingNaija

        Tawanda can you see the SUCCESSFUL CHEEKS of your woman!

      • Maria

        Only a f00l can say such thing.

        • Oleku

          Which wealth? Since when did Oodua got oil–to derive wealth in billion naira needless to say dollars–I hope you have not been relying on the dummy Ayatollah sold you that Lagos has oil

      • tundemash

        Just release the report and put cynics to shame !!!

  • The choice in 2015 is between an upright and an anti-corrupt leader and another that says stealing is not corruption- $20billion missing with Forensic Accountants no where in sight, $30billion according to Governor Oshiomole and N10billion spent on private jet etc.

  • dedeo

    N20b by Sanusi, $9.3m raw cash for alleged arms purchase, $30b by Gov Oshiohmole etc yet no decency by Govt of the day to prove critics wrong with facts and figures, why won’t I believe. Now, the Forensic Audit has been done, paid for by Nigerians yet it hasn’t been made public. Oh, maybe after Elections. Ok na, I have my Voter’s Card.

  • sagereal

    I want everyone in this forum not to use abusive words, since have been following comments from this forum I found out that some Pple are either paid to reply those that are against GEJ or they are blind to see, deaf to hear the cry of poor Nigerians. May God bless us with good leader come 2015 (Amen).

  • SAM .A

    Whether the much exalted finace minister , like it or not , let her hide the Report from Price Water till May 2015, Ngozi should be assured that the last thread of her integrity is now on the line ,I do not know ,to what extent she has been involved in this messy deal . ByJune 2015 she will be Nos 1 on the list of people securing admission to KiriKiri to start 20-40 years of criminology.
    Madam ngozi , this job is making you loose what is remaining of your shinning personality you brought to Nigeria from NewYory 10 years ago ,you openly announce with your mouth that foriegnsic investigation will be conducted and the result will be out in Nov. 2014 . Now Madam gele , you have started dodging your fellow Nigerians . If you donot come out and give the report in January your Office will be recieving very over 10,000 calls daily from all over the World .

  • Jude Iloba

    BOLA TINUBU AND THE (ALLEGED) MISSING OIL MONEY

    Nobody implicated as complicit in any missing NNPC crude oil funds must be left off.
    If the audit makes certain that certain funds are missing un-accounted, then it follows
    that not even the auditor-general quoted here or the accountant-general of the federation
    should be presumed innocent on misprision of felony – which is a crime under Nigerian law.

    General Olusegun Obasanjo hinted in his book (My Watch) that crude oil funds were indeed
    stolen in the year 2011, before the presidential election, and General Obasanjo further wrote
    that Bola Tinubu received a huge portion of those funds to sell ACN/APC voters to Jonathan.

    Stating this as fact (on confirmed investigation) General Obasanjo wrote last month as follows:

    “With the 2011 elections, heavy financial prices were paid to Lagos and Ondo State opposition
    political leaders to secure the vote for the President (Jonathan) against the interest of PDP at
    the state level. The situation where the president (Jonathan) surreptitiously invited Bola Tinubu,
    lifting him at night by presidential aircraft from Lagos to Abuja to hatch a plan for Bola to support
    one PDP presidential candidate at the expense of all other PDP candidates for any office in Lagos,
    can only be described as obscene, unethical, corruption-ridden and a show of bad leadership.

    Whatever amount of money was given to Bola Tinubu to procure votes for the 2011 presidential
    election in Lagos was, to say the least, unnecessary. What made this phenomenon particularly
    bad was that government had raised the money from government transactions which fuel corruption
    “.

    • Navigator

      @ Jude Iloba:

      • <What did Bola Tinubu know
      and when did he know it, before or after boarding the plane President Jonathan
      sent to pick him up from Lagos and back from Abuja back with caches of cash same
      night under the cover of darkness?

      • Did Bola Tinubu reasonably
      believe the money he received that night from President Jonathan was taken from
      President Jonathan’s salary account; and if not, did Bola Tinubu have any
      reason to believe that the money was legitimately taken from proper custody and
      legitimately paid as bribe to him to sell off daft ACN members to whom Bola
      Tinubu did not disclose the entire amount he received to sell those ACN members;
      and voters, including Nuhu Ribadu, away to PDP?

      • As a self-described ‘progressive’
      does Bola Tinubu believe that he engaged in legitimate business with President
      Jonathan; and if not, why did Bola Tinubu pocket the money freighted by plane
      from Abuja, and secretly spent it for his own benefit, without reporting
      this financial crime since the year 2011?

    • Encore

      @ Jude Iloba:

      • What did Bola Tinubu know
      and when did he know it, before or after boarding the plane President Jonathan
      sent to pick him up from Lagos and back from Abuja back with caches of cash same
      night under the cover of darkness?

      • Did Bola Tinubu reasonably
      believe the money he received that night from President Jonathan was taken from
      President Jonathan’s salary account; and if not, did Bola Tinubu have any
      reason to believe that the money was legitimately taken from proper custody and
      legitimately paid as bribe to him to sell off daft ACN members to whom Bola
      Tinubu did not disclose the entire amount he received to sell those ACN members;
      and voters, including Nuhu Ribadu, away to PDP?

      • As a self-described ‘progressive’
      does Bola Tinubu believe that he engaged in legitimate business with President
      Jonathan; and if not, why did Bola Tinubu pocket the money freighted by plane
      from Abuja, and secretly spent it for his own benefit, without reporting
      this financial crime since the year 2011?

      • Igninoba

        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]

        • Weydem

          “I am of the firm belief and conviction that there will be no election in 2015.
          I am of the firm belief that this house of cards will collapse before 2015.
          Under Jonathan’s leadership, Nigeria as a whole has become a titanic ship
          on sail to hit the iceberg and sink”
          .

          ……Pastor Tunde Bakare

          (January 20, 2013)

        • Thepeople

          THERE HAS TO BE A CHANGE. CHANGE MUST COME TO NIGERIA!!!. A set of people are feeding fat on the sufferings of Nigerians. He might not to be saint, Buhari needs to win for the good of Nigeria, your children and my children. When Buhari wins, if he does work for the progress of our country, if he does not show leadership, that is so lacking in Nigeria, he should and would be removed as President. This is the essence of democracy.

    • Dr. J. Balogun

      Both Goodluck Jonathan and Bola Ahmed Tinubu have a criminal case to answer.
      Bola Tinubu has no immunity and may be arrested forthwith on this criminal matter.
      Goodluck Jonathan may be investigated now but not arrested yet until he quits office.
      Both men are joined in the hip on a purely criminal endeavour, according to Obasanjo.
      They must be brought to justice, arraigned and jailed, if Nigeria is not a banana republic.

  • Story for the Gods. The clear issue in this election has gone beyond common cluelessness and not even the Hausa-Fulani logic. We are faced with a choice between an anti-corrupt leader and one that says says
    Stealing is not corruption. In other words, it is a clear choice between a thief and a non-thief. The choice is clear, do you want an upright man in 2015 so that there can be a reserve for your children in future or you want one that is willing to plunder the remaining resources and send us all to our villages before 2019.

  • Jason

    I am inclined to believe that no audit took place. This woman Ngozi is nothing but fraud. She announced that audit in collusion with thieving Senators to divert our attention from the serious allegations of missing Federation accounts money from NNPC by Lamido Sanusi Lamido . She should bury her head in shame .

  • James Ihiri

    Nigerians are more interested in showing off their barely scraped schooling than building a good country.
    The educated ones (whom Boko Haram Muslim militias threaten to behead one by one) are wholly useless.
    They are more interested in phonetics than in good thinking – which is why there’s no single bright idea yet.
    A country in crisis like Nigeria should be looking the way of its intelligentsia but Nigeria has only rabble-rousers.

  • Abel James

    Nigeria under under GEJ has become a more failed nation that it has ever been in history. I can’t believe we are practicing democracy, despite all the various different atrocities he has committed, he is still the president. I’m pretty sure that their end has come by the grace of GOD . They have succeeded in putting the lives of millions of Nigerians at stake. Consequently, It is about time for them to pay the ultimate price.

  • Minotaur

    Refusing to see a process thro and undermining the system and control setup to be used is the problem

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  • Ibu Anyi Danda

    Just another trash from a unity beggar.

  • Mohd Sageer

    Even the so called educated southerners are so biased that when it comes to appointment they compress the whole North to one reason and compare it with the tiniest zone in the country South East that is not more than one state in the North

    • Invictus

      The North is big enough to stand on its own so why force yourself on the rest of us. You can stand on your own and practice your nepotism free and progressive politics to build the best Nation in Africa and the world – you have this right because the South has been the problem of Nigeria all along. But you know damn well you cant because you are a parasitic blood sucking people and have no capacity whatsoever to foster development!

      • Mohd Sageer

        Nobody is saying south is Nigerias problem… Southeast are the Nigerias biggest problem.. They are so parasitic that u will find them even in the remotest village in the north comitting all sort of crimes

        • charles Ridg

          This is the work of your forefathers. They are the once that took Igbo money after the war and gave the 20 pounds irrespective of what they have. “Do you know that the poor goes to the rich for help?” when the finished the 20 pounds what do you expect.

          Now let me tell you, it is not a problem to own a property anywhere in the world and I should be a reasonable for Nigerian unity. You people should go you bring the country backwards.

        • cookie

          Yeah crimes like beheadings suicide bombing…. Boko Haram Etc.
          Nice.

        • Invictus

          The more reason for you to stand alone as your own nation and let the rest of Nigeria be responsible for their own actions and inactions. If the Igbo nation is a problem as you claim, then let them go. They’ve made it clear they no longer wish to be a problem to Nigeria. Then LET THE IGBOS GO! Prove everyone wrong, the North, does not need the rest of Nigeria, can and should stand alone. Unless the North wants to prove itself a parasitic nation that never leaves its host unless by death!

      • Hauwa A. Mohammed

        In victuals, I respectfully di agree with your view point that Northerners are parasites. We are not. We feed ourselves from our farms. We are agrarian, accommodating and believe in live and let live. That is why there are more Southerners in the North going about their businesses than Northerners in the South.

        • Invictus

          Really? What about more northerners in the south holding on to the wealth of southerners as well as the multitude of northern beggers living in the South – you just have it all in abundance… I put to you again – if you believe in ‘live and let live’ and not Parasites, your food is enough for you to live and govern yourselves as a nation rather than hanging on to Nigeria mainly due to your covetousness of Southerners wealth! We are tired of your brand of progress – you’ve dragged us all into extreme poverty; killed off all our institutions with your nepotism such that it is now so hard in Nigeria for anyone to avoid participating in corruption; created northern oligarchs, parasites and economic assassins while many of your brothers begged on the street; maimed and killed at the slightest provocation; devalued our economy; degraded our humanity and made us a laughing stock amongst nations of the world. Thanks to your clan also every Nigerian is now a suspect everywhere and anywhere he shows up on this planet. What a great nation you come from my friend! Surely you are proud of your legacy of destruction but we don’t want any part of it!! We are just fed up!!!

    • Martins

      South East is not more than one state in the North? You are a complete disgrace, now listen very carefully. What has the North done with its huge landmass? Absolutely nothing. Your people are here in Lagos doing all sort of menial jobs to survive, they are suffering greatly as gatemen, cart pushers supplying water, okada riders, shoemakers etc. What has the number years this country has been ruled by Northerners done for the North? VVF, Almajiris etc. The north is still the least developed part of the country, just look out at erollment for WAEC, NECO & JAMB. Look at the ridiculous scores kids from the North require before gaining admission into Unity Schools. You are the least developed educationally but suddenly the most competent to share federal appointments. Rubbish

    • cookie

      Hahahahahahahaaaaaaa… Really? Ok tell me this.
      What does your state bring to the Nigerian table? And what is your internally generated revenue profile compared to the so called smallest state In southern Nigeria?
      Or you think your only duty is to reproduce like rabbits?

      OGA WHAT DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO NIGERIA?

  • Martins

    You lie Mr Salisu Bako, Nigeria needs restructuring and not tolerance. The Northerners don’t tolerate people from other tribes, look at the beheadings and the impunity with which your people maim and kill people all in the name of blasphemy. In Kano, Hisbah police goes about destroying alcoholic beverages all in the name of Sharia and yet partake in sharing the larger pool of collection of VAT on the same drinks sold in Southern Nigerian. Isn’t that hypocrisy? If you cannot condemn the lopsided appointments by the President then something is definitely wrong, the Minister of Education appointed 11 new vice-chancellors and 8 were from Kano state university. The security apparatus of this nation is occupied by a section of this country yet you have the audacity to reject restructuring, you might as well ask the North to fund the entire country. People like you are the reason Nigeria is this bad.

  • Ikechukwu Mathias

    In seeking to make a contribution of this sort, as controversial as it is, you should have given more statistics rather than relying only on hypothesis. Tell us, how many appointments has Buhari made, where are they from, which geopolitical zone, which state. Unless you are able to do this, your remarks are not able to convince those who see with their eyes that appointments are lob-sided. Igbo proverb says ‘you cannot cover pregnancy with bare palms’. We should not just talk for talking sake, abeg

  • cookie

    Lol…we really need historians.

  • emmanuel kalu

    The restructuring Nigeria is in every aspect of our country. most people are not calling for the breakup of Nigeria, but for making the country work for everyone.

  • Remi

    Happily, the author acknowledges a “fair”, not full,
    representation from across the country among those who drafted the 1999
    constitution. May I remind him that a block of the country, the South West and
    majority of the Yoruba speaking areas outside it, boycotted that conference.
    Ironically, it was “intellectuals” and “politicians” from the parts now
    espousing a secessionist agenda, who played a leading role in producing
    the draft of the 1999 constitution, and giving it it’s character. Nevertheless,
    nowhere in the world do a “people” draft a constitution and submit it for
    ratification by a military junta that is heavily skewed in favour of a section
    of their country. Hence, to that extent, the 1999 constitution remains a “military
    document”.

    One fundamental flaw of the geo-political zone arrangement in
    the 1999 Constitution was that it maintained the north-south divide, which has
    always been the bane of Nigerian politics. When the British decided on the boundaries of
    northern Nigeria, the only people they consulted were their protégés – the Fulani
    Emirs – and it was to their advantage that they drew the boundaries of northern
    Nigeria, on which they subsequently imposed their leadership. They never
    consulted any of the other diverse ethnic groups living in that space as to
    their desire to live within that space, or have a space of their own. Rather,
    and tragically too, they surreptitiously stole, and handed over to the Fulani
    Emirs, the independence of a lot of the other ethnic groups living within that
    space; thus creating a situation akin to internal colonisation. In determining
    the boundaries, they even ignored the advise of their Southern Nigerian
    counterparts, and the agitations of northern ethnic minorities, demanding a (Middle
    Belt) region of their own.

    Nigeria styles herself a “Federal Republic”, but she is a
    unitary republic in practice. This
    derives from our unitarist traditions inherited from the long years of military
    rule, and the unviability of our federating units – the states. This is why a
    restructure is necessary to produce viable federating units. We could start from the original four regions that
    we had at independence. Based on the shared
    ideals, common or similar identity of their constituents, regions could expand or
    contract to form new regions that will create more equity, balance, sense of
    affinity and belonging.

    Finally, the author is delusional to think that he can get “tolerance
    and a high sense of patriotism” out of Nigeria, as presently structured. The
    fact is that while the British created Nigeria, they either forgot or neglected
    to create Nigerians. So, there is nothing to be “patriotic” about or to inspire
    such “high patriotism” in anyone.