Real reason Jonathan visited Maiduguri

Contrary to claims by the Presidency that President Goodluck Jonathan made a surprise visit to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on Thursday out of genuine concern to identify with troops and displaced people, insiders in the president’s campaign have told PREMIUM TIMES the journey was packaged to prepare the ground for Mr. Jonathan’s campaign in the troubled Northeast region beginning next week.

The President, accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, Service Chiefs, the National Security Adviser and the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, visited officers and men of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, thanking them for their service to the nation and telling them the nation was proud of them and grateful for their dedication and commitment to the defence of the civilian population against terrorists.

But those familiar with Mr Jonathan’s political strategies as he campaigns for re-election said the President was talked into the trip by his political advisers and officials of his campaign council as a way of neutralising criticism over his refusal to visit the region despite an upsurge in attacks by Boko Haram militants who have massacred civilians and security officials.

The president’s party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had recently announced that Mr. Jonathan would visit the troubled zone to canvass votes despite failing to visit the towns where the insurgents have continued to murder and abduct hundreds.

Our source, who asked not to be named so as not to be accused of sabotaging the President’s campaign, said Mr. Jonathan became concerned after widespread criticism trailed the announcement that he would be campaigning in the region.

“The president was advised to try and make at least one non-political visit to the region to shut up critics,” one of our sources said. “Everyone agreed that taking campaigns to the zone without this kind of initial visit might expose the President to ridicule. That’s essentially why he visited today, and I’m telling you this authoritatively.”

Another source said Mr. Jonathan has scheduled campaign stops for Bauchi (Bauchi) on January 22, and Maiduguri (Borno) on January 24.

By the schedule read out to PREMIUM TIMES Thursday night, the president’s campaign train plans to be in Yola (Adamawa) on January 29 and Gombe (Gombe) and Damaturu (Yobe) on February 2.
“With today’s visit to Maiduguri, we believe the ground is now better prepared for campaign stops,” an official said.

The top officials of the President’s campaigns couldn’t be reached to comment for this story. Director General Ahmadu Ali and campaign spokesperson, Femi Fani-Kayode, did not answer or return calls seeking comments.
Meanwhile, our reporter in Maiduguri has sent dispatches giving additional details about the President’s surprise visit to the Borno state capital.

The president arrived Maiduguri on his official jet, accompanied by two other military aircrafts that landed at the Maiduguri International Airport at airport at about 3pm on Thursday.

Mr. Jonathan was accompanied by all the service chiefs of the Nigeria Armed forces as well as the national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and few other politicians from the state.

There was no special reception at the airport, even as major PDP politicians in the state including the minister of states for power, Muhammed Wakil, and former governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, were all conspicuously absent at the airport.

The Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, as well as his deputy, Zannah Mustapha, were at the airport alongside other heads of security forces in the state to receive the president.

The president was immediately driven in a convoy of few motorcades escorted by heavily armed soldiers and counter terrorism unit of the police through the barricaded streets of Maiduguri to Brigadier Maimalari barracks where he addressed troops there.
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The president who commended the soldiers at the barracks for their gallantry told the troops that his visit to them was in commemoration of the armed forces remembrance day.

Mr Jonathan gave the soldiers the assurances that their welfare would be improved to enable them “crush the insurgents”.

The President was also ushered into the military hospital wards inside the barrack where he met with some of the injured soldiers behind closed doors.

From barracks, the president headed back to the airport after stopping over at one of the IDP camps along the way where he met and sympathised with the displaced persons from Baga town.

He informed the IDPs through an interpreter that the federal government is doing everything possible to ensure they all return to their homes very soon.
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“The federal government is very much concerned about your situation here and I assure you all that we very soon you will all return back to your homes in Bama, Gubio, Ngala and Baga. I want you all to be patient and cooperate with the NEMA and other emergency aid agencies who are instructed to cater for your welfare while in the camp,” he said.

The presidential aircraft took off from Maiduguri International Airport at about 6:20pm.


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  • Umar Dendi

    O, Me thought it was Malema that sent him flying!

    • tyson

      At least that would have been a better excuse than the rubbish above–If I were to be the anchor man for the Night Soil Men and Juju Priest in APC–I would have advised Tinubu and (Sevenkate-less) Buhari–to say it was the well known APC stooge in South Africa—the so-called Malema who was liberated with the oil revenue from the SS—that forced the President to visit the FULANI CONTROLLED Boko Haram state in BORNO-Happily APC is doing all the CAMPAIGNS for the President—This rewrite was done by APC and sent to PT———to help confuse the thoughts of those urging Buhari to shame the devil–by showcasing his school cert for all to see-

      • Umar Dendi

        O my. I’m tired of arguing with ghosts. Be wendell simil.. or whatever!
        NB: There are no fulani in Borno, Its Kanuri, I guess it was the dumb guy that didn’t know where Gwoza was that told you that. Chai! you better keep quiet or America Will Know

    • Otile

      Islamic thought, boy.

  • DrOye

    Why tell us what we know?

    • tyson

      The same ajegunle Oye–involved in the rape of an 7 yr old gal from Togo?’

      • DrOye

        Too bad, you must have exhausted your anti-psychotics. I didn’t know there’s an Ajegunle in the U.S or maybe I’m on asylum from the crime. We really need a change of govt so that people like you can have access to good education for better grammar.

  • DD

    Of course we know the real reasons. Unfortunately for him, it’s too late. We’ve made up our mind.

    • tyson

      Are u speaking for APC as it relates to the sevenkate wahala of buhari or the 170m Nigerians who want Buhari to come out clean on his school cert palaba-?

  • Gbemileke

    Even a baby knows this was the reason for this hurriedly planned trip….I pity mr president! He is just playing to the gallery. No right thinking individual will take this visit as a visit in good faith. Its all politically motivated. All north eastern please show ur discontentment via your votes.

  • Dazmillion

    Good of you to visit Mr. Jonathan, it was long expected. The next line of action is to demand under threat of court marshal that those fat cows with pot bellys, I mean the generals that went with you to maiduguri, reclaim all lost territory back from boko haram within 3 months.

    • 3 months is too late election is next month.

  • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

    your source should have leaked the presidential itinerary not until he left Borno

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    Findings in the part of the country revealed that most elite have distanced themselves from openly associating with the second term aspiration of President Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP campaigns for fear of being tagged dissident.
    Prior to the formation of President Jonathan campaign team, the more favoured North-West elite turned their appointments down as the atmosphere among the teeming populace in the region does not favour the PDP presidential candidate.

    It was gathered that it took the intervention of many high-ranking officials from the region to convince the former party national chairman, Dr Ahmadu Alli, to accept the challenge against the more favoured younger elite.

    The medium gathered that some of the PDP candidates in the North now have to use Buhari’s posters to support their aspiration, especially in Niger State, where the incumbent governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, who is now contesting for the Senate had to use the APC candidate’s poster as a backup.

    Similarly, the governorship candidate of the party used Buhari’s picture as a backup campaign with the inscription ‘Vote Buhari for Unity and Progress’.

    It was also gathered that the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP, Architect Namadi Sambo, was booed by residents of Kaduna State when he was in the state for a political gathering and almost got mobbed, but for his security details. The situation is similar in other states in the region, as many politicians of repute within the PDP fold did not want to be publicly associated with President Jonathan’s ambition.

    It was gathered that things are not fine within the president’s camp, as there is no total trust among the people working to achieve the same objective, especially the northern elements in the party.
    VC

    • tyson

      another re-writer from the ocean floor—again–with their lies

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        BABY FACTORY OUTPUT.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Well edited and reproduced by the Sambisa news Agency…..Mgbo…..Mgbo…..Mgbo piafu kwa gi isi !!

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        EFCC HAD YESTERDAY FORFEITED MONEY ON BEHALF OF TWO AMERICANS WHO WERE DUPED BY GUYS LIKE YOU ON THE INTERNET. YOUR OWN IS ON THE CORNER. BASTARRD YAHOO YAHOO SCAMMER.

  • Uzoma John

    Abeokuta Meeting: 5 Questions Obasanjo Asked Jonathan

    By Edegbe Odemwingie— Jan 15, 2015

    The reconciliatory visit of President Goodluck Jonathan was a tensed one as former president, Olusegun Obasanjo put him on the hot seat in his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta on Monday, Leadership exclusively gathered.

    Flanked by the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and the founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, who were there as witnesses to the meeting on request of the Egba chief, asked him questions which he had earlier thrown up in his correspondence to Jonathan.

    Questions from Obasanjo mother of all meetings with Jonathan include the five highlighted below.

    The former president asked him to confirm if he did not agree to only run for one term, his slow action to tackling the Boko Haram menace when it was just budding despite warning, why he gave licence to Tompolo and Asari Dokubo to import arms under the names of their private companies and other issues.

    He queried, “Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, (1) Did you agree to run for only one term or not? (2) What did you tell me was your reason for not going after Boko Haram insurgents even when I told you this will boomerang? (3) What happened to Nigeria’s external reserve and Sovereign Wealth Fund? (4) Did you give licence to Niger Delta militants (Dokubo and Tompolo) to import arms in the name of their privately owned companies? If so, for what reason? (5) Did you not get correspondence from the United States consulate that a certain citizen named Buruji Kashamu is indicted for drug trafficking? Why did you appoint the same Kashamu as South West leader of PDP rather than hand him over to the US? And did the PDP give automatic Senate ticket to a wanted and convicted drug baron?

    See LEADERSHIP Friday for President Jonathan’s response

    • Issei

      can’t you read in between the lines,that a British foreign minister mr Hugo swire,while testifying on Nigerias issue at the british parliament,says that he doubt if Nigeria’s will b able to conduct Elections in feb,because a place equivalent to Belgium is under boko haram.(poser no 2)prof.Jega says inec will not be able to conduct election in the north eastern states Adamawa,Borno yobe,as well as some pat of bauchi,taraba,Nigeria’s law says election SHALLbe conducted at the same date,the same time all over the country,so the only remedy is Pastor Bakare formula which is interim govt.there is nothing any body can do about the current situation

  • tyson

    Pope Francis warned that he was ready to “punch” anyone who insulted his mother.

    The pontiff said this on Thursday in remarks made en route to the Philippines from Sri Lanka, that“ there are limits to freedom of expression and my mother was the limit.

    “We have a duty to speak openly, to have this freedom, but without offending others.

    “It’s true that you cannot react with violence, but if my aide Doctor Gasbarri, who is a friend, badmouths my mother, a punch would be coming for him,” he added.

    The Pope said in relation to recent events in Paris that violence in the name of religion can never be justified, but that there are “limits” to freedom of expression.

  • Wähala

    Me-ma, I strongly believe Dumbo visited because of that Zulu’s blistering attack and my iconic comment that is still generating major debate at SR, over 200-upvotes and counting. The Oko-oko rushed there to douse further international criticism of his otiose leadership style at this crucial times, it has nothing to do with campaigning there in the future. What is he going to tell them in the NE… vote for me and continue dying like flies? And, is he going to sneak-in displaced peoples of that region to his rallies since he himself cannot go there in broad daylight? A clown who cannot campaign in Kano will certainly not campaign in dangerous zones. So, reverse logic tells me he rushed there to encourage the Boko Haram to escalate their attacks so he can cancel elections there. Because since Modu Sheriff secured the release of seized BH weapons at Aminu Kano Int’l Airport, the insurgency has taken and urgent and deadlier upsurge with attacks and casualties of astronomical proportions. Dumbo went there to pat Modu Sheriff in the back and not to prepare the grounds for future rallies… when nobody showed up in the S outh West, only a pfool would expect people to show up in the N/East.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      The President has done his job,the NE is in crisis but intelligence reports and Security assessments MUST dictate movement of the No 1 citizen. If the security experts think it is unsafe that the President does not make a trip,then in the greater interest of the country such a trip may not be undertaken.
      This is a matter in which common sense must take precedence over sentiments. If Gen Aguiyi-Ironsi took the advice contained in security reports,maybe he would still be alive today !!

      • Wähala

        Did intelligence report tell him to go there now… that it’s safe to visit the NE only after a Zulu criticized him?Nothing like common sense in you, lies are your bread-n-butter, other presidents visit war zones as C-in-C’s to prove a point to terrorists without worrying about intel reports. Stup*d osu from Anam River, no wonder you abdicated your enclave to blow oja for Aborigines… just like your kin: Uba bros, Ezeife, Metuh et al. Animals!

    • growthengine

      You are a clown, very funny. Your theories are outlandish, you should be writing fiction novels.

      • Wähala

        Quite frankly I did contribute to award-winning novel/short stories…
        How about that? Go read my comment on SR after that Zulu attacked your moron, they’re still debating issues I raised there yesterday. Na ya Papa be Clown Prince of Outoke… Olosi!

        • Nuisance

          Odeeeeeee. I contributed. My comment. I raised. It has no other name, it is called empty vessel. ‘kpangolo’

          • Wähala

            @Reno: You’re truly a nuisance… read the same comment almost verbatim here on Premium Times and on Sahara Reporters, then, gauge for yourself the class difference… Didinrin!

          • Nuisance

            You contributed to award winning novel based on “irrefutable presumption”. ..You contributed and the author of the Novel won. So, which did you author and others contributed? Which did you win? Or you won the ‘contribution’? …Just like saying you failed but came first amongst all those who failed. Nuisance!

  • the truth

    wow premium times sinking lower and lower. Paid by your paid masters to decimate falsehood. Just as obj talked extensively how the media was pocketed by atiku, so has apc through their foreign media firm pocketted your writing pen. Operation write false news. nigerians are not deceived

    • Wähala

      Stop smoking whatever is frying your brains, this is not Punch… you’re on Premium Times! Didinrin !!!

      • the truth

        Where did I say punch

        • Wähala

          Hahaha! Fraudster… I knew you’d edit and revert to your old habits. Ode!

  • Spoken word

    Looks like Oga Jona did not spend more than 30mins in Borno state. It was just a photo op visit.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      He was so scared, you could clearly see the outline of the bullet proof vest he was wearing!

      lol

      Our brave President.

      • Sword of Damocles

        he might also have being wearing “depends” so that no stops need be made, if you get my drift.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Lol

      • Spoken word

        Number1 commander in chief.not.

    • Jide

      3pm tp 620pm more than 30mins

      but see this funny GEJ so he knows how to visit Borno for elections

      • Spoken word

        He needs to go to Chibok and outside maiduguri.bloody coward.commander in chief indeed.

    • Otile

      There are a lot of violent Muslims there.

      • Spoken word

        Commander in chief dey fear to die.LWKMD

    • Jon Rhoma

      He got there at 3.00pm and left at 6.20pm. Do your arithmetic. Even if it were for photo opportunity for 1 minute you didn’t believe he will ever step there. Now that he has gone you’re still complaining. What more can he do to satisfy you lot? Once more the “clueless” fox has outsmarted you.

  • Good Nigerian

    I disagree with this piece on the sense that credit is never given when a right step is taken. The idea of always interpreting every move of the president in a way to cast him in bad light is not fair. The insiders that gave the so called ‘real reason’ or correct motive of the president are as good as moles. Who are they working for? How come PT know who to talk to in the team? While we agree things are wrong let us try to leave the fourth estate of realm out of partisanship. It is called principle of balance, equity and fairness.

  • Truthometer

    When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. GMB FOR PRESIDENT!

  • GEJmustgo!

    Too little too late Mr Jonathan! We wouldn’t believe youateserious until you visit chibok town.

    • tyson

      Has the visit of the various US presidents to Iraq and Afghanistan been able to settle the crisis in those countries–?

      • SAM .A

        Moron , Iraq and Afghanistan are not in USA, they are 2 different countries, Maiduguri and Baga are just an hour or 2 from Abuja, same Nigeria . Stop comparing apple with orange.

  • Preco01

    Nigerians If SOMEONE
    is:

    J = Just

    O = On

    N = Negative

    A = Assignments

    T = To

    H = Harm

    A = All

    N = Nigerians

    THEN we
    must find someone who will:

    B = Bring

    U = Us

    H = Hope

    A = And

    R = Remove

    I = Incompetence

    Vote
    wisely this FEBUHARI!

    • Ukpaka

      creative!

    • tyson

      u mean Jonathan is out to harm Nigerians with his oil revenue abi—How would u and sevenkate less Buhari have survived for the past 60 yrs without his oil revenue-?——————–Parasites can never be satisfied until one of their own is in d saddle——–regardless of the way they have been running the rental economy since 1960—sadly that is the way Night soil Men think–chop broke pot when not in power

    • Ha

      Very creative.

      • Otile

        This is one of those useless things where beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

      • tyson

        all we ask for are the (sevenkates) of Buhari–period

        • Wähala

          Deri, ask yo mama to show her marriage certificate to prove you’re not cross-bred with chimp. Ediot!

    • tyson

      This is El-Rufai’s appraisal of the anomaly of having 73 year-old Buhari run again for president: “It makes sense to ask those who have been recurring decimals in our country’s sorry history to leave the stage. It is time for a new generation of leaders with new thinking and wholesome democratic attitude to move our nation forward.”

      Nigerian voters should not allow themselves to be conned. Muhammadu Buhari is not presidential material. We have said this resoundingly three times in the past. We need to say it without equivocation one more time.

      The last word belongs to Wole Soyinka: “In Buhari, we have been offered no evidence of the sheerest prospect of change. On the contrary, all evident suggests that this is one individual who remains convinced that this is one ex-ruler that the nation cannot call to order.” Femo

    • absam777

      Nice one.

    • _Proudly Niger Deltan

      By the same token, If someone brings

      B = Brings
      U = Ubiquitous
      H = Harm
      A = And
      R = Rebellion &
      I = Insurgency

      Then we need to vote SOMEONE who will

      J = Join
      O = Other
      N = Nations
      A = And
      T = The
      H = Hectored
      A = Around
      N = Nigeria, in

      E = Earnestly
      B = Bringing
      E = Everlasting
      L = Love
      E = Everywhere

      Warri no dey carry last.

      • Frank Bassey

        You are too much!

      • Khadijah D.

        That Jonathan meaning no make sense at all…….

  • tyson

    Time for Jonathan to ask dasuki and gusau to move on with their janjaweed lives-

  • growthengine

    Cheap Journalism. Disappointed in PT. He visited the troops, and that alone is enough motivation for the troops to remain steadfast in battle. The only other major stage in the world for Islamic Jihad apart from Iraq and Syria is Nigeria, all other spots in Africa are quiet now, Nigeria is where Jihadists are gathering. We should be prepared instead of all this political brickbat.

  • Debekeme

    I try so hard to love and be loyal to GEJ but he just makes it difficult for me.

    My father taught me some lessons that i also try my best to apply in my relationship with my children.

    If i find nothing wrong about the way GEJ has handled his presidency, then I’m not fit to teach my children the lessons my father taught me.

    GEJ may mean well but his actions do not represent his intentions.

    I wish him well and i wish the Federal Republic of Nigeria well.

    May God bless all the people of Nigeria.

    May God unify us and may God give comfort to all those who have lost loved ones, friends, children etc.

    And finally, May God bless the members of our Armed Forces. They are our hero’s.

    Im sad for Nigeria. Really i am. We should not be in this situation.

    • Otile

      So what is your point?

    • tyson

      Did your father tell u how old Nigeria was—-or when the British lowered their Union Jack and the number of presidents that ruled Nigeria b4 Jonathan–? Do a little research who knows yr kids may want to know-one day

      • Debekeme

        Making comments on social media opens one up to replies such as yours. I should stand my ground and tell you why i feel strongly about what ive said. But instead, i will delete my post and give you the sense of victory and accomplishment you desire. The same sense of accomplishment that GEJ is feeling that then betrays this truth; many many people who voted for GEJ are dis-satisfied with his leadership. Not because we dont know he has enemies making life difficult for him and there are circumstances beyond his immediate control, we are dis-satisfied because he doesn’t come across as sincere, trust worthy and caring… Leaders should inspire and give hope… he fails on all counts

  • Victor Omojola

    Well, there’s got to be a reason, and all the reasons are good enough…

    • tyson

      Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

      Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

      The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government in Borno State.

      • Debo

        He could say that about because in his mind, he can only resolve issues along ethno-religious lines – i.e ND militants are products of a southern/christian agenda while BH is a product of northern/muslim agenda, so what is good for the goose is also good for the gander.

  • growthengine

    Okay now that Jonathan has gone to Sambisa, Buhari should show us his certificate.

    • gul

      Let us see Jonathan’s certificate first. With or without a certificate, Buhari was a much better President than your useless, tribal, clueless, corrupt and drunkard Jonthan!!!!!!!!

      • eddie

        How? I have my PVC with me right here and haven’t made my mind up on who to vote for. Tell me in specifics and proper details what your candidate have for me? Pls I dey wait your reply.

        • Ajayi Ifayemi

          This is what Buhari says he can give you. Now, you either take it or leave it.
          “I can’t give you a pocketful of dollars or naira to purchase your support. Even if I could, I would not do so. The fate of this nation is not up for sale. What I will give you, and this nation is all of my strength, commitment, sweat and toil in the service of the people. What I can give you is my all.” – GMB

        • Debo

          You already know the answer; to fulfill the insatiable quest for power of a certain group, after which he will think of what to do. Dont be carried away by this band wagon effect, vote wisely. Remember Atiku’s bandwagon campaign againt this same OBJ; it came to nothing eventually because he was just selfish.

        • gul

          Go through history to see what Buhari did when he was President and when he was at PTF and compare that with what Jonathan did in the last 6 years. That will make you make up your mind. There is insufficient space here to tell you their respective achievements. Moreover, you will be more convinced if you know about it from a neutral source.

    • Buike

      Hahahaha

      • koyan

        Make all his Certificates public like others
        please. We want to see his cert. In yr
        office, were you employed with affidavit? Why can’t they make his cert public?
        To end this matter? is there anything they are hiding in his cert? You support
        a man blindly, whom you don’t know his qualification. From 2003, 2007,2011,
        2005 all Affidavits. We are not fools. This time around he is caught. What is
        he hiding in the certificates.

    • Victor Odutola Mayomi

      Read Major General Smith’s report on this issue,the commandant of the US War College to appreciate your ignorance regarding this matter. I think you are only ridiculing yourself when you make comments that are obviously mischievous. Part of the report stated that he graduated with the class of 1980 on June 9 and that his performance was outstanding in every respect. He was described as.a most distinguished international fellow. The attestation on him was addressed to Lt. General Akinrinade, the then Chief of Defence Staff. Why don’t you stop your lies and wickedness to another human being if you believe in God? Is a qualification in a war college less than a WAEC education?

      • growthengine

        Where is the WAEC? Why is that part missing in his credentials. Is it only coup he knows how to plot. You know what, even if it will stop all the noise, let WAEC come to his aid and release his result, or say they have it. Or let him even tell us about his school days lightly, when he sat for school cert and where. There are too many gaps in the guys history, we just heard that he join army and became General, like most of the coup plotters in our nation’s history. We have a right to know the life of our future president, why hide it from us. He is seeking for the highest office, so he must submit to public scrutiny.

      • Debo

        You have only succeded in helping us appreciate your own ignorance. The issue of GMB’s certificate relates only to a legal requirement for election rather than competence to rule as many misnterpreted it to be. In as much as a War college certificate will attest to his distinguished military career, it does not prove that he has the certificate required by law to contest, except you are inferring that WAEC certificate is pre-requisite for admission to the US War college – I doubt that very much. Besides, he swore under oath to have possessed this requirement and not a war college education, let him just come out clean on this so the sleeping dog can lie. Afterall, Salisu Buhari was impeached not because he was imcompetent to the lead the house, but because of his false claim to having a basic requirement for election – GMB’s case shouldnt be different. Had GEJ’s certificate (am not talking about PHD thesis) been the subject of the matter, Lai mohammed and his APC colleauges would have gone as far as the UN security council to protest. Incidentally, not a single word has been heard from uncle Lai about this. No doubt GMB is a proven and competent leader, but the law is the law. If you have any objection, then sponsor an ammendment of the law, I will support you on that because i really dont understand why the highest office of the land has the lowest educational requirement.

        • Victor Odutola Mayomi

          Those of you who feel genuinely concerned about this matter should  go to  Court. INEC has said so and I don’t know why you are not heeding the advice.  It is the best way of resolving this matter. But mind you, read the constitution very carefully and you will see that that there is no such mandatory provision  like presentation of certificates for eligibility to contest for the Office of the President. What is required is proof of education up to secondary level  as a minimum requirement. But I challenge you to read the report I referred to you.  Thereafter, you are free to make up your mind. From: Disqus
          To: vicmayo2002@yahoo.com
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          You have only succeded in helping us appreciate your own ignorance. The issue of GMB’s certificate relates only to a legal requirement for election rather than competence to rule as many misnterpreted it to be. In as much as a War college certificate will attest to his distinguished military career, it does not prove that he has the certificate required by law to contest, except you are inferring that WAEC certificate is pre-requisite for admission to the US War college – I doubt that very much. Besides, he swore under oath to have possessed this requirement and not a war college education, let him just come out clean on this so the sleeping dog can lie. Afterall, Salisu Buhari was impeached not because he was imcompetent to the lead the house, but because of his false claim to having a basic requirement for election – GMB’s case shouldnt be different. Had GEJ’s certificate (am not talking about PHD thesis) been the subject of the matter, Lai mohammed and his APC colleauges would have gone as far as the UN security council to protest. Incidentally, not a single word has been heard from uncle Lai about this. No doubt GMB is a proven and competent leader, but the law is the law. If you have any objection, then sponsor an ammendment of the law, I will support you on that because i really dont understand why the highest office of the land has the lowest educational requirement. 12:40 a.m., Friday Jan. 16 | Other comments by Debo |   |
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  • Victor

    Visits from the C-in-C should normally be morale booster. However, I also agree with many people that it’s coming rather too late & no matter the attempt to launder his image, it would be misinterpreted as move motivated by a desperate president ahead of his presidential campaign train. While commending him for this belated visit irrespective of the real intention, I believe he should not be crucified because some persons would have been encouraged in the face of the gruesome killings, heinous crime being committed against humanity through the insurgency.

  • Curious777

    HOW HARD IS IT TO PRAISE PRESIDENT JONATHAN?
    So what is the fake reason why President Jonathan visited? …Haba! Premium Times! Haba! …So you can not even praise Jonathan for anything? There is God o!!!

    …and remember not to forget, that there is still ample space in hell for those who find it difficult to remain impartial…and for those yeye insiders, may incurable crorcror be your portion.

  • Gideon Orkar

    Premium Terrorists have no shame, always looking for every avenue to run the President down. Well we know your agenda, enjoy your filthy lucre and you will remain in opposition till 2019!

    • Rose Grants

      Shut up your smelling mouth! Every responsible Nigerian knows that President Jonathan is a strategic problem to Nigeria as a nation.

      • eddie

        Make your point and don’t insult another person over his/her views. Stop behaving like a bush girl, b civil.

        • Gideon Orkar

          Rose Grants is a scammer

          follow the link below

          wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcom/watch?v=HpyTtPuk6L4

      • Wähala

        A rather smart comment… Respect!

        • tyson

          Rose Grant is wahala period

          • Wähala

            Tyson is Der Orbuka, the most notorious e-rat worldwide. Aborigine drunkard from Nembe, a prodigal baztard!

      • tyson

        One innocent Youth corper in the North killed wrote the following ominously on his Facebook page on 17th April, 2011, the day after the election: ““Na wao! This CPC supporters would hv (have) killed me yesterday, no see threat oooo. Even after forcing underaged voters on me they wanted me to give them the remaining ballot paper to thumb print. Thank God for the police and am happy I could stand for God and my nation.” He was killed by Buhari supporters the day after-during the post election riot.

        Meanwhile it was Buharis party men the CPC, that stood bail 4 622 people accused of killing and mayhem after the 2011 election. Yet Buhari has refused to Show remorse for instigating the post-election violence by declaring in a statement made in Hausa in a BBC interview of 14th May, 2012 that: “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood.”

      • Gideon Orkar

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    • Wähala

      Deri,
      Shut-up for once and stop looking for who to blame. A Bayelsa youth group has just issued a “persona-non-grata” fatwa on Lady Hippo. Like Tompolo banned Dr. Dumbo, they’ve warned your moron not to bring his illiterate wife to Yenagua on Feb. 5, for his presidential rally o. See mee, see wahala copy-cats o! Maybe, he should sneak-in for a fews hours but don’t say I didn’t warn you about what will happen: Dumbo will be “stoned” with pure water and rotten tomatoes… and Hippo will certainly take some eggs in the face. Hahahahahaaaa chai oo! Deri, wahala dey !!!

      • Gideon Orkar

        Bros old age dont dey worry to the extent that everybody is Deri to you

  • MI

    Presidential visit? It’s too little too late! May as well his a farewell visit…..as for Borno we will never vote Jonathan unless we are on a suicide mission. He has failed us, he has failed Nigeria and Nigerians. Where are our 219 Chibok girls? He has turned land of milk and honey into that sorrow and blood. I call upon the Almighty God “never Again he gives us this annihilator as a leader”

  • tyson

    (This is El-Rufai’s appraisal of the anomaly of having 73 year-old Buhari run again for president: “It makes sense to ask those who have been recurring decimals in our country’s sorry history to leave the stage. It is time for a new generation of leaders with new thinking and wholesome democratic attitude to move our nation forward.”

    Nigerian voters should not allow themselves to be conned. Muhammadu Buhari is not presidential material. We have said this resoundingly three times in the past. We need to say it without equivocation one more time.

    The last word belongs to Wole Soyinka: “In Buhari, we have been offered no evidence of the sheerest prospect of change. On the contrary, all evident suggests that this is one individual who remains convinced that this is one ex-ruler that the nation cannot call to order.” Femo–what a shame-

    • eddie

      They don’t remember all these things they said. The problem with Nigerians is that we don’t stand by our words. And our leaders are a reflection of our society, we get the type of politicians that our society creates.

  • eddie

    The military generals have been lying to the nation. I wonder why maj. gen. Chris Olukolade is still the spokesman of the defence head quarters? He should have been removed by now.

    • Dan maikoko

      For what? Reciting a prepared statement by the “Generals” who prosecute the war?

    • tyson

      The people who should leave are Dasuki–and gusua–especially dasuki–he is the one misleading the president

  • Gaskiya

    Jonathan and PDP, it is too late too little.

  • FortB

    Premium times will never change. Everything must be politics. Nonsense

  • Vote – wisely

    If someone

    B = Brings
    U = Ubiquitous
    H = Harm
    A = Animousity
    R = Rebellion &
    I = Insurgency

    Then we need to vote SOMEONE who will

    J = Join
    O = Other
    N = Nations
    A = And
    T = The
    H = Hectored
    A = Around
    N = Nigeria, in

    E = Earnestly
    B = Bringing
    E = Everlasting
    L = Love
    E = Everywhere

    • tyson

      That is a good one————-compared the one the Night soil men penned for tinubu ati buhari

    • Sword of Damocles

      “A” for ingenuity, but backing the wrong horse. its a shame, an active mind like yours should helping Mai Gaskiya’s incoming administration find ways to create jobs for our teeming youths, and find ways to help Nigeria diversify its inflow of revenue sources(an income/corporate tax base is what most developed countries rely on) so that it is not dependent on oyel currently selling for $46(and headed way down)

  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    This president wasted opportunities and goodwill. This trip should have been made a year ago. The words spoken today should have been spoken a year ago. If this had been done, I am sure there would have been a lot of goodwill, but the president displayed some kind of stubbornness that I do not understand and refused to visit this troubled area. Well, too little, too late. Our minds are already made up. We want change and we will get it on FeBuhari 14.

  • Lorgic

    One week b4 commencement of campaign and GEJ is suddenly visiting Maiduguri which he avoided for more than a year!!!
    This man seems to be underestimating the level of intelligence/perception of Nigerians. Even the simple minded fools can seen through this ploy. Though buhari has his own weaknesses as a presidential candidate, he is still an overall better option than this selfish and self centered coward GEJ.

  • sammyctu ode

    This so called visit of jonathan is a mockery of Nigerians especially all Northerners who have been brutalized in the last five years of boko haram insurgency. All previous presidents and head of states contained the insurgency but it was on jonathan’s watch that BH became a monster. I am really angry that jonathan can think we Nigerians have no brains at all. As Commander-In-Chief for six years, he never visited any of these troubled spots but now visited because of votes which showed this is a very callous man who wants power at all cost but he will never get it again because he has even offended God so much that HE has consigned jonathan to the dustbin. The recent focus and daily reporting about boko haram on CNN and other international news media is a sign that they want jonathan out of office forever. Mr. president, you and pdp might think we NIGERIANS ARE SO DUMB AND UN-INTELLIGENT BUT COME FEB.14THH, YOU WILL KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT AND THAT WE ARE ONE OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ON THE PLANET WHEN WE THE MAJORITY OF NIGERIANS VOTE YOU OUT.

    • tyson

      How many times did Obama visit Afghanistan and Iraq—-did those visits help end the wars in those two countries? Buhari for your information did not end the Maitasine riot—They were not even armed like boko haram—-and do not forget that our soldiers were not this divided along tribal or religious lines-

      • Password

        Listening to what you are saying. Is north east not withing Nigeria territory? Afghanistan and Iraq is not USA

      • longben

        You nor see him name? O-D-E, end of story.

  • tyson

    The evidence concerning Buhari’s certificate lacuna is overwhelming. Buhari says: “I left home at the age of 10 or 11 and went to school, like I said. And I was in the boarding school for nine years. In primary school and secondary school, I was in the boarding house and from there; I went straight into the Army.”

    A man should know at what age he went to school, but Buhari does not seem to know. If Buhari started school at 11 and he joined the army at the age of 19 in January, 1962; that means it took him only eight years to finish primary and secondary school. That is not feasible. It would appear that, instead of completing school, Buhari opted to join the army.

    Instead of providing his certificates to INEC, as required by law, Buhari deposed in an affidavit at a High Court in Abuja that: “All my academic qualifications documents as filled in my presidential form, President APC/001/2015, are currently with the Secretary, Military Board as of the time of presenting this affidavit.”

    However, the military is not a bank for keeping the certificates of its officers. Organisations require the originals for verification only, after which they are promptly returned to their owners. In this regard, it should not be forgotten that Buhari was retired from the military in 1985. That is 30 years ago.

    In short, Buhari’s INEC affidavit is deceptive. If his certificates are with the military board, he should go and retrieve them. If they are lost, their loss should have been the subject of his affidavit. Whatever the case, a man with no primary or secondary school leaving certificate has no business running for president of Nigeria.

    • longben

      And he retired a general from the NA!!!! Ever wondered why the average northern police DPO who can hardly speak english is alway surrounded by a retinue of southern graduates who are junior officers to him? Quarter system is worse than corruption and is directly responsible for the situation in Nigeria today. Quarter system policemen, quarter system generals, quarter system politicians, quarter system religious fundamentalist, quarter system students aiming to write physics in Hausa!! No wonder the country is quartered.

      • Onike24

        Quarter system? Did you mean quota system?

        • Tunji Olarewaju

          Lol!

        • longben

          Thanks, my bad

    • Jujubeans

      Ol boy… Leave this certificate thing… No one cares and you’re just wasting precious campaign time. Tell your pay masters to come up with something else

      • Ken

        Tyson Jujubeans is correct o . Nigerians are the most blind human beans on earth… They never ask questions when the media starts a campaign agianst anybody they follow blindly. never asking questions or critically analyzing the situation in front of them. With APC controllinmg the Fed Government GEJ’s purported corruption would be childs play. Ask yourself a question who are the those beating the drums of change? Tnubu whom has annexed half of Lagos? Kwakwanso who was once Defence minister and Governor twice, Amaechi who had served in PDP in various capacity in rivers state? gosh give me a break.

  • Yusuf

    This visit is to further humiliate the depressed people of Borno, the only reason they had to receive the president is because their heart has been completely eaten by the face of terror. the ruler that is yet to comment on a holocaust in his own country is the most irresponsible ruler

  • Psalm 35

    We have since stopped being sympathetic to GEJ

  • tyson

    One innocent Youth corper in the North killed wrote the following ominously on his Facebook page on 17th April, 2011, the day after the election: ““Na wao! This CPC supporters would hv (have) killed me yesterday, no see threat oooo. Even after forcing underaged voters on me they wanted me to give them the remaining ballot paper to thumb print. Thank God for the police and am happy I could stand for God and my nation.” He was killed by Buhari supporters the day after-during the post election riot.

    Meanwhile it was Buharis party men the CPC, that stood bail 4 622 people accused of killing and mayhem after the 2011 election. Yet Buhari has refused to Show remorse for instigating the post-election violence by declaring in a statement made in Hausa in a BBC interview of 14th May, 2012 that: “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood.” Life is a CHOICE-VOTE 4 sevenkate less Buhari if u like-Your kids are watching and listening to u. So don’t blame them when they forge their school certs when the fail their exams-while while attempting to enlist into the Nigerian Army—and don’t blame Jonathan when they are caught-Life is a choice-

  • SAM .A

    “Premium Terrorists have no shame, always looking for every avenue to run the President down. Well we know your agenda, enjoy your filthy lucre and you” Gideon Orka.
    Reno Omo KiriKiri , your president is already down,you can continue deny it,but both your ignorance & denial have gone beyond this border to Julius Malema of SA who poured invective on him , reminding your man Friday that Charity should start from home, why he was commiserating with Hollade when you have thousand massacredin your backyard , are you denying it as usual? Malema’s bitter TRUTH rattled Jonathan and Aso Rock who in obedience arranged Maiduguri & Baga visit .
    Genocide in Baga had traumatized the remaining Bagaians who escaped death, the daily slaughtering of fellow citizens of Yobe, Borno & Adamawa whom the president sworn on 5/29 / 2011 to protect was unprecedented. There was no leader to commiserate with them in their daily loss of love ones as they saw in Hollande in Paris with the death of 12.
    No doubt this visit on humanitarian ground was a welcomed one ,though belated. How ever it will amount to political suicide to use it as a campaign issue , because the IDP, injured and other victims have not only been physically traumatized , but psychologically depressed , because they did not have Comforter in Chief, rather they have been looking @ president Jonathan And his executives enjoying the trappings of Office why their sorrow continue to multiply because they are fellow Nigerians.
    Reno , Premium publish the news , read it or leave it , they have fulfilled the ethics and code of Journalism.
    They have been providing you job to pour out all these your garbages in different names for your daily pay from your masters.

  • Mayo

    My Goodness! Shame on Premium Times!!! This story is totally unsubstantiated! Whatever happened to evidence-based journalism? This is the same way you quoted exchanges between Sanusi and the lady he was supposed to be having an affair with and everybody asked – were you guys in the room to know she was behind the door and saying all the things you alleged the lady said word for word.

    Today is Armed Forces Remembrance day. Wouldn’t it make sense that the President visits the troops on that day?

  • Anonymous

    Jonathan and PDPigs, watched our mothers, fathers, children, Pastors, Imams, Professors, teachers, traditional leaders, traders and many other types of people being killed in cold blood and kept silent or even sabotaged our military from defeating the insurgents thereby protecting us. In some instances, they connived to cause more death and hardships for us. Many of us can not dare go to our own towns and villages for fear of being killed. And now Jonathan and PDPigs are trying to show concern. This is terrible lies that are unacceptable. We will not vote for Jonathan and PDP, so they will not continue to support the killing our people. We will vote for APC to test their own commitment to protecting the lives and properties of all Nigerians.

    Many people lost members of their families and are in great pains. So people commenting here should be selective in the kind of language they use.

    Below are graphic pictures of primary school pupils blown up in the assembly of their primary schools. These are preventable death. The rat tag insurgents should have been destroyed by Jonathan and his government, but they refused for reasons best known to them. Jonathan and his followers prefer dancing and drinking when Nigerians are being killed.

    • Mayo

      You are a troll and I normally wouldn’t reply to people like you but I will this time.

      You say GEJ and PDP watched and sabotaged the military – Where were you when
      a) The Governors of Borno, Adamawa and the 3rd state kicked against the state of emergency when it was first declared?
      b) Gov Nyako of Adamawa wrote his very inflammatory letter to the Northern Governors?
      c) Top Northern Elders and politicians did not condemn BH but instead said this was a ploy by GEJ to destroy the North?
      d) Sanusi said BH was as a result of the poverty of the North
      e) Buhari said the war against BH was a war against the North?

      All of them helped embolden BH and prevented the military from destroying BH. If the top Northern Elders and Islamic leaders had all condemned BH, the populace would have joined hands with the military to destroy BH.

      You have every right not to vote for Jonathan and to actively campaign against GEJ but stop telling blatant lies. Bring up points to support your preferred candidate

      • Chidi

        and what did the so-called state emergency do apart from escalating the crises?

      • bikky

        Keep shut,can’t you think if you can’t think ,don’t you see those pics,those pictures were shown worldwide on our cables and Television,are you not feeling bad to see these about Nigeria. Stop been sentimental on important issues.

  • Garden-City Boy

    There is nothing wrong in the President preparing grounds for a campaign in the NE. So, what do you want.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    What is Buhari’s real age ?

    Was he actually born in Nigeria ?

    Was he born in transit like most Fulanis ?

    FROM ALL INDICATIONS,THERE IS NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE BUT GUESS WHAT ?

    THERE IS ANOTHER AFFIDAVIT IN THE KITTY !!!!!

    NIGERIANS ARE FED UP WITH AFFIDAVITS,WE WANT TO KNOW OUR LEADERS !!!!!

    • Ken

      Tawanda please stop insulting our General.. He lost his certificates when BH struck his village.. It was all GEJ’s fault that he has only affidavits…

    • Umar Faruk Muhammad

      i can see how affidavit has brought upon Nigeria greatness in your view. if PHD holders can cause this much damage to nigeria, then i did rather prefer a president with a secondary school certificate.

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  • Mosaku 147

    PT,this is no news because most of us already knew he would pay this visit. To say he made the visit “to shut up critics” is insulting. Everybody and anybody with brains knows that this is an afterthought to deceive the people as is usual with PDP. We are not impressed and shall not be even if he passes the night with Shakau in sambisa.rubbish!

  • brightdestiny

    D hearing of dis name Jonathan makes me wana shit dis man has crowned him self wit d highest crown of shame n reproach he dere stupidily show his ugly face in dis region were thousands of innocent pple hv lost dier lifes due 2 his inability 2 act like a man how I wish dose suicide bombers visited dat scene I wuld hv puped champagne 4 d first time in my life fullish man.

  • David Adeniran

    What a supposed Christian President? Especially for those Christians who hang on to him because of his purported Christianity identity, a food for thought!
    This man knows what is right but he will only do it when he wants to get re-election. He who knows what is right and fails to do it is a SIN. President Jonathan represents nothing but DECEIT, DECEPTION and FRAUD. So this man knew all along that he ought to visit the Army at the battlefront? He knew that he had a responsibility to visit the bereaved, yet he ordered parents of the missing girls to come and meet him at his Aso Rock? It is good that majority of Nigeria now knows the true personality and identity of their once beloved President. So when he goes in few months’ time, it will be GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH.

    • Ken

      Your talks are bad belle talk. GEJ will win again and again. There is no president that has done up to half of what GEJ has done.

      • David Adeniran

        But I have just quoted the scripture which says: “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17).

        • Ken

          Agreed David, how about quoting that same scripture to Buhari… ha haha ha ahah hah .. a fatwa shall be your case.. with 20 suicide bombers…

          • David Adeniran

            Can you see the emptiness and intellectual poverty of your argument? The relevant scripture is quoted to the man who has VIOLATED it. You don’t even understand yourself talk less of the point being made.

    • Paiko

      Right on!

  • Samira Usman

    This goes a long way to say that Mr President is really concerned and indeed his statement at his recent campaign about bringing an end to boko haram.

    • Kensty

      Because of campaign. Northerners are not fools.

    • Kensty

      If truly you are who you claimed you are, you truly dont live in the North. GEJ has nothing to do in the Northern part of Nigeria. He is only seeking re-election and the Northerners are far wiser than that. WHY NOW?? WHEN ASARI WAS SAYING CHIBOK GIRLS KIDNAP WAS A SCAM, WHAT DID GEJ DO? THE MAN SHOULD BURY HIMSELF IN SHAME.!

  • Ken

    GEJ is the greatest leader we have in Nigeria, he has done well and should be re-elected.

    • Kensty

      In your imagination! !!

  • favourtalk

    This is nothing to nigerians anymore, we will still bite him out because he said it himself that he can’t visit the place, Nigeria is bigger and greater than him, he should just pack to one side and allow a credible man take charge of the wheel since he can’t do anything meaningful. Nigeria need real change not a confused GEJ and failed promises over the years

  • aminatabubakar04

    President Jonathan’s secret visit to Borno tells Nigerians that a lot is done in secret in his protection of citizens, especially in the troubled North East. The presidency is fully concerned about displaced persons, if you heard Mr president’s message to the people of Borno in his visit and ensured that they will soon return to their homes. Lets give Mr president a chance, by joining forces.

    • Kensty

      Is it because he is preparing to vist the region next week, haba!! Northerners are not fools. His kinsmen have been advising on neglecting the region and that all the happenings in the Northeast is a mere distraction to his Administration. I remember Asari Dokubo protested in PHC That CHIBOK girls kidnap was a scam, what did the President do? Oga GEJ your visit is late. CHANGE is all we want.

      • Ken

        Agree with you kensty.. But let me ask a question what has your Northern Governors both past and present done to uplift the living conditions of their people. Or where they waiting for GEJ the messiah to come before emulating the strides of the likes of Akpabio and Fashola? It is sad really that we are blinded.. Very sad

    • wode

      Nothing… it’s ONLY for political reason. If he’s sincere he would have done this since.

    • Bishop

      Hahahahahaha! Another wash! Then in 2016 start complainin he wants them to return home but some people are frustratin him

    • Bishop

      Why didn’t he visit chibok,atleast the pain is more

  • Pam Daylop

    The thing with Nigeria terrorism (if that was a honest question), is that the enemy is within. As someone born and raised in northern Nigeria. For Nigeria to sack Boko Haram, the community around the environment they operate must first reject them. The sooner the northern Nigerians comes together and collectively reject Boko Haram,, the sooner we will all be safe in this part of the world. France did not track down the small terror that visited them because of their sophiscated police or capacity.They did so, because some one made a phone call. So let us be honest about our situation. GEJ with all the Nigeria army can’t stop a calous out of reality group that has no rule of engagement. How can a regular army defeat such group, it has not happened anywhere in the world. And i challenge anyone to tell me where it has ever happened.
    Insecurity in the north is not a measure of GEJ’s performance, it is a collective failure of northern society of yester-years.

    • Paiko

      Non-sense, tell me who is accepting or fraternizing with BH in the North? The first duty of any responsible govt is the protection of lives and properties and from all it ramifications if Jonathan is given 20 more years in power, he will not deliver. Period!!!

    • Buike

      Well said my brother. And any body who holds a contrary opinion is seen by APC supporters as an enemy. How can the north with the number of military men they have both serving and retired not be able find a way of helping govt to secure our nation. They are waiting for a northerner to become President before they can help. It’s really painful.

      • Bishop

        Don’t you watch news? They constantly demand for arms instead they are court martialed. What can you say about the hunters?

    • ICC Hague

      Let me ask you one question which community in the north is with BH that are killing them always? if not for the sacrifice of the vigilante group, hunters who liberated Adamawa when the military is on the run, BH would have occupy the whole of Adamawa by now. In Borno and Yobe Civilian JTF are helping the army, so what more do you want from the victims of this menace? The president has fail woefully here, because from his body language he dont give a damn about what is happening there. Let us face the reality GEJ has no political will to end the crises, he has been using the crises more for political gain than ending it, when BH are confine to sambisa if GEJ is serious he would have taking the fight to sambisa and engage them, but he allow them to become more sophisticated and attack military bases and acquire more weapons from our military. When the military is getting some success, GEJ announce a fake cease fire and direct our military to stop fighting just because he want to declare for reelection, which gave BH opportunity to regroup and start occupying territories. When the issue of Chibok girls kidnap arises, it took the president three weeks to accept that they were kidnapped, is that a serious leader? it take a 17 year old girl Malala to convinced him to invite the parents. If you are talking about a defeating a group, Nigerian army has defeated one of the must brutal group sierra leone rebels led by Fode senko. Because the leadership then is serious about it. Buhari dealt with maitastine group which started in 1979. Today terrorist are not operating within America because government is serious.

      • Bishop

        God bless you

    • wode

      You need to call a spade a spade to get the problem fixed. GEJ is one of the problems still aggravating the BH problem. The reason is that he is not providing the right leadership expected of a President of a country like Nigeria with diverse ethnic and religious differences. GEJ is paranoid right from the on set. He has been saying and showing it that the BH problem is only targeted at him and his government. Instead of galvanizing the whole country together to fight this killers and see that the scourge is jointly fought together, it was blame game he resorted to blaming the northern elders, blaming the opposition, and anybody etc. For me that is poor leadership. A leader takes responsibility for everything that happens in his domain and identify everybody that needs to be talked to solve his problem. He lacks what it takes to govern Nigeria properly. Why is it now that he is visiting Borno after more than a year. The last time he went there, it was fight he had with the Norther elders he met and I didn’t know of anything he did since then to mend the fence. Now that he is thinking of going there to campaign in just about a week’s time he is paying a “surprise visit”. It’s unfortunate, to say the least.

    • Bishop

      That’s an old ideology. They were in sambisa and now move in convoy also capturin Nigerian territory. What more information is needed. Instead I now see the reason why people kept quiet then. Govt shud live upto expectation. Why is it if one wishes Nigeria well then he is APC?

    • Bishop

      You sound a plateau man and youknow what fulani’s have done there. Includin killin a member of house and senator same day. Is somethin not wrong,did the people the NASS went to condole assist the fulani’s? Let’s stop cheap propaganda please. Govt has failed!

  • Ademola Arowosaye

    The type of joy I see APC supporters
    exhibit when there is a Boko Haram related
    incident makes we wonder where we are
    headed and what their intentions are for the
    country.
    The lies they have constantly peddled on this
    forum is shocking.
    APC is truly evil.

  • Sani Danladi

    Let the paid goons come here and spew lies.A progressive party wouldn’t be fielding an old General who has lost touch with current
    happenings and civilisation when you have
    vibrant young men in their 40s and early
    50s who can give the PDP a run for their
    money.
    APC is a fraud of the century – Nigerians
    should say no to this caricature of a party
    that started with lies upon lies.

    • Bishop

      I don’t like Buhari but they have to field him cos of his free supporters. APC wil spend less than 5% of what PDP wil spend and with that PDP wil get a good fight.

  • Akinwade Kolawole

    To Yoruba APC e-rats, Listen up.
    Do you know that Baga, Bama, Michika, Chibok, Mubi….are all Christian dominated towns in northern Nigeria???
    Have you ever asked yourself why Boko Haram is attacking these villages?
    Have you ever asked yourself why they are not attacking the muslim dominated areas?
    You all sit your black asses opposite your China made computer or your Malaysia made black berry to accuse the Federal Government of doing nothing without understanding d attack strategy of those northern leaders, who want power at all costs just to blackmail President Goodluck Jonathan.
    It upsets me when i read educated Yoruba citizens thinking like donkeys!!!!
    Boko Haram is attacking those Christian dominated areas to displace them from voting the way they did in 2011 which gave GEJ 25% he needed.

    • tamedu 777

      You definitely lack understanding about the situation….. BH have taken over more town than those mentioned and are mostly Muslim dominated. The real issue is that gej has failed as a leader .

    • bikky

      That is the reason our President needs to be queried if truly HE is a Christian,how can your brethren be killed and you are apportion blames on somebody else with all power as a President ,if you can’t fight them is better you leave,if my live will be secured under Muslim leader while not vote for him rather than my Christian brother that careless or that know nothing about my safety,this is the reason(s) why many Christians are looking to the other side for their safety. If President Jonathan is a Christian as he profess and he loves his brother as the Bible says at least there is Obasanjo that is a Christian like him that he would have consulted when the issues started,mind you Obasanjo volunteered at the beginning to assist him but he refused because he has his own agenda against North but unfortunately it is Christians that suffers most.
      For now my brother let forget any hope from Presiden Jonathan and vote for only Option that is available, and it is not possible to convert Nigerian Christians to Islam,think of this IBB was a military man that started OIC issue did he succed despite his military power,my brother nobody can succed in such a plan,don’t let Jonathan and his Occult people deceive us. Nigeria is of the Lord and can never be tampered with except we Christians sold ourselves to Cultism.

    • Bishop

      My bros am very familiar with those locality and it’s clear you have NO idea. Baga and Bama is 100% moslem settlement. Baga is home of fishermen mostly and Bama is heart of Jazz. Michika,chibok and mubi are mixed. In same house u can find christians and moslems livin in peace. And in such places they accuse GEJ of allowin the massacre since he knows they won’t vote him in again so they better be displaced than be allowed to vote. That is another perspective I guess since everyone kknows the president must protect the citizens. And it obvious even the army are not spared lately. Hunters to the rescue

    • SAM .A

      Akinwade Kolawole (Akinwande), must be one of the Reno Omokirikiri. new found names . Yorubas have no business discrimating agaist religion , in most of household you have Christians and Muslims , Instead of you saying Nigerians were slaughtered in Borno , you are here advertising your religious bigotry, so other Religeon were not killed ?if really you are a Yoruba man you will not be taking about religion. Before these two foreign Religeon came we have been existing with our culture & Religeon .
      Stop creating division in Yoruba land , we are all one , we are also part of United Nigeria.

  • Musa Yaro

    If every region takes up arms and inflict terrorism in Nigeria to clinch power, will you still have a country called Nigeria existing? That is why many reasonable citizens are denouncing Buhari. Vote GEJ,reject Buhari.

    • TAUFIQ Ibn Ibrahim

      An cikima aljihu koh ? Allah ya shirye mu,ameen

      • Musa Yaro

        Allah zai azabta su duka, domin Allah bai yi izni ba inda suka kashe daga m mutãne da siyasa samu.

        • Bishop

          Musa Yaro,BH tested Obj and suffered massive defeat,’Yaradua too was tested and in 4days he ended them. Today 1 man has not been tried for corruption,immigration scam was a success,all probes were rubbished and committee reports,BH havin a field day while same army is stil here and you say it’s opposition?

    • Bishop

      Was maitasine about power? You need to check history

  • Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu

    Do you think it is possible to “stop” terrorism? because that is what we are witnessing. if the US, Israel, England, Spain,and of recent, France, can have their security beaten and massive massacres occur, why do you seem to believe that our country with a growing and developingdemocracy can stop people, women, that dress up themselves in their homes and cometo the market place to “expose” themselves? The moment you are able to redefine the problem, the sooner you will realize the bigger problem we have – the complex of being born to rule, that is the driving force behind all these killings.

    • tamedu 777

      Oga its beyond that…when BH were within an enclave..collateral damage would have been minimised if gej had looked beyond certain sentiments like someone is against is govt. The issue still boils down to leadership

    • Bishop

      Bros if you have seen any BH video and how they move,you will see reasons why we blame the government. Why can’t airforce jet just bombard them since they move in such a way. Talkin of Europe etc,if they(bh) can be that sophisticated in Naija then even the Villa is not safe. We only have Rag Tags idiots who our hunters are now dealin with.

  • Preye Aganaba

    I can see the opposition and their media
    wing in full swing coming to the rescue of
    their military wing Boko Haram by
    striving to take away the morale lifting
    juice this visit has on the psyche of our
    gallant national heroes

  • MushinSpeaks

    30 days to election, GEJ woke from slumber to visit Maiduguri.

    FeBuhari; CHANGE

  • Abdullahi Adamu

    Walahi I swear to Almighty Allah that we in the north dont like Buhari but our religion has brainwashed us. Walahi the truth about these killings will come out soon, we the Northerners are ‘hiding’ the truth from nigerians.

    • TAUFIQ Ibn Ibrahim

      Why say Wallahi ? Repent before it’s late

      • Abdullahi Adamu

        Ba zan taɓa goyon bayan irin wannan mugunta, saboda ina so in ikon komawa zuwa arewa. Mu arewacin shugabannin siyasa mugaye ne. Suna kashe mu.

        • Gaerba

          Mugunta ta kare a kan son zuciyarka.
          Taufiq yayi maka nasiha ne akan “wallahi” da kake ta faman fadi, wadda baza ta sa ko ta hana mutane su gane ko wanene kai ba.

        • Mustapha

          Abdullahi its better you stick to your comments in english because the more you try to speak in hausa the more you expose yourself.

    • Garba

      Please make your identity clear so that we can get more from you towards solving the problem.
      If your religion is such bad that’ll lead you to doing what is indecent, like hiding the truth, I don’t think you have thesame faith with “Abdullahi”.

  • Timothy Aseer

    Majority of the people who comment about
    Borno,Adamawa and Maiduguri have never
    been there before. Most of them do not
    know what the terrain looks like but are
    always so quick to condemn actions and
    inactions of the president and the military.
    I’m quite sure GEJ would have loved to visit
    these places earlier than this but when He
    keeps hearing that soldiers who are trained
    to kill,are busy losing positions and entire
    barracks and armoury to insurgents,it
    practically makes no sense jetting out there.
    All these keyboard warriors and soldiers
    who can’t even defeat their mates in
    combat,would jump on nairaland and start
    spewing all manner of rubbish. Have you
    guys for once thought about the kind of
    tormoil the country would have been involved
    in,if GEJ had visited one of these places and
    was assassinated? Do you guys think if that
    had happened,you’d be having the luxury of
    seating comfortably at home to type
    whatever you like? The generation that will
    destroy this country,is this present
    generation and the reason is because
    majority of them lack wisdom and intellect.
    Visiting the IDP’s camp was so much off a
    risk for him cos one of the sons of the
    devil,could have struck there and that would
    be it. Yet,He took that risk.
    Jonathan is not a perfect man;no leader can
    ever claim to be perfect but in all
    sincerity,I think He hasn’t done so bad to be
    this maligned. Most people are quicck to
    forget that GEJ is a civilian president,and
    cannot afford to take decisions and
    actions,the way a military president will.
    Despite all his flaws,I still see him as better
    candidate as compared to Buhari.

    • tamedu 777

      Why is he the c in c…you say the position name rice? Boko haram are humans and not as many as our army…with proper motivations , this boys would have been wiped out. Imagine the infants and the old in sambisa cold….we need a change brada

    • Bishop

      Because they are loosin is the more reason he should visit so as to boost them. They actually won’t loose if he listened to the soldiers cry from day 1. Or the insurgents can scare a whole President in his own country? Don’t forget Abacha stepped his foot in Bakassi at the heat of it. As a father,there is NO room in my house that I can’t enter

    • Rommel

      You that has been there,are people not living on the other side of the border? I mean in Chad and Cameroon,why is our own different?

  • Okafor Emeka

    APC thrives on the carnage of insecurity to
    score cheap political point. Remove Boko
    Haram from the equation and see APC
    collapse like a pack of cards. They will have
    nothing to campaign on.

    • Lawal Bello

      should we also remove corruption, unemployment, electricity and so on.

      • Okafor Emeka

        DISCOs have been privatized, a feat that no administration before GEJ has ever achieved. Imagine if Buhari and other visionless dictators have done so since? My brother,don’t be deceived,GEJ is laying a solid foundation for Nigeria. Your allegations of corruption are quite imaginary.

        • Garba

          And what came out of it?
          Show me a single benefit.

          • taiwo

            How will you see the benefit that so many Nigerians are seeing already and are proud of when your brain is suffering from the cheap drugs you have been loading on it with the pittance you get from Liar Mohammed to mortgage your future and when you are filled with so much anger and hatred.

        • BIODUN

          no money to distribute prepaid meter, but there is 5b naira to donate to gej campaign. we know what happened durin the purchase of discos.

    • BIODUN

      examine your brain, If I am in gej shoe and I know opposition know more about BH as you said, It will be easy for me to deal with. Gej is selfish, tactless, and wicked. why going there now?

      • Okafor Emeka

        It’s people like you who support those bloodshed to score cheap political points for your party that needs their head examined. APC is evil. GEJ went there as part of his rememberance day activities. Don’t fo he was there last March where Borno elders told him to withdraw JTF. We can see their motives clearly. Shame to you. I wonder how much lai mohammed pays you to support the carnage.

        • Dan Arewa

          I think the people who support bloodshed are the ones responsible for sponsoring and financing Boko Haram. If I did not forget, those people are currently being protected by GEJ. Did you know a person called Sherif. I almost forget the other one, he is called Ihejirika. They all are among GEJ’s inner circle now. I also did not forget the fact that GEJ danced and partied a day after boko haram killed more than 70 people in Nyanya. That clearly shows that this wicked man have no concern on the lives of northerners. Now he want our votes? That is ridiculous of him.

  • Funso Craig

    Sincerely, GEJ is a very wicked man. Very!!!

  • Etomi

    What a report!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bikky

    This man is too selfish ,He have time now to visit Borno state when elections is around the corner,in fact Nigeria has no leader if this is kind of wayward individual that is leading us and still wish to continue,this type of person will turn Nigeria to a failed Nation. He should be advised to go,this kind of hide and seek game can not be tolerated anymore,let him go by February. VOTE WISELY

  • Es3

    See APC and Premium Times folly in display here??? Quoting a non-existent source for a report that you Nigerians to believe???

    At as last year when he did, APC and Premium Times did not talk about elections??? The one that was called off at the last moment was the one that was to include Chibok, still it was not because of electioneering campaign???!

  • ICC Hague

    Medicine after dead, GEJ neglected and hand over the people of the north East to BH, there was a time GEJ said the activities of BH is confined to north east only as if it is not part of Nigeria. Now that he need votes he remember that north east part of Nigeria. Where is Gwoza sef, a remarks from GEJ, a prove of no concern at all, a sign of an irresponsible leader. Vote out GEJ to otouke.

  • Ologun David

    What is wrong with APC?

    Tinubu is the national leader of APC, he is battling certificate scandal. In 1999 when he contested for governorship, he filled INEC form where he claimed to have graduated from Chicago university. The university in its report stated that at no time did Tinubu graduate from its university. Tinubu’s primary school certificate was also disputed as the primary school he claimed to have attended, never existed as at the time he claimed he finished from the school.

    Late Gani took the case up but because Tinubu had won his election and sworn in, the court ruled that Tinubu enjoys impunity and can not be prosecuted.

    That was how the case was killed.

    Today, the same Tinubu is backing Buhari who is enmeshed in certificate scandal. According to INEC release, the highest academic qualification Buhari has, is WASC. But there is NO certificate anywhere to back it up.

    Buhari in his affidavit deposed to, never said he lost his certificate, rather he claimed it is with the military. But army does not keep ORIGINAL certificartes, so Buhari is lying and he is liable to perjury.

    APC is never the change.

  • Segun

    You will never believe that BUHARI overthrow the Democratically elected
    Government because someone in that Gov’t was tracking his corrupt
    activities in NNPC, But Buhari claimed that he overthrow the Gov’t
    because of corruption whereas he was the real corrupt person who was
    being secretly investigated!!!

    • onyeka okorie

      Predictably,
      the first act of Buhari and his cohorts upon seizing power was to
      ransack the Senate and destroy all the papers relating to the N2.8
      billion probe and then they followed that up with indiscriminate arrest
      of politicians on the ostensible
      excuse of corruption, considering there was indeed serious corruption
      at the time and the national mood was against the excesses of the
      politicians. The Buhari government jailed the politicians and persons
      they consider threats to their government without due process. It was
      precisely because there was no due process that the Nigerian Bar
      Association (NBA) of the time boycotted the Buhari military tribunals
      meant to try the politicians

    • Chiemele

      Ask GEJ, who said Corruption is not stealing, and should not be punished by imprisonment. So what’s your point?
      You can’t taint the integrity of an honest man, you can’t smear him with the soot that is PDP.

  • Aisha

    WHERE IS the scandal of the N2.8 billion NNPC money that got stolen under his watch as Petroleum Minister and head of NNPC in 1978?

    WHO aid Buhari is not corrupt?

    • Rommel

      There was no such report,it was mere rumor or can you get us facts or are you just re parroting what other parrots are parotting?

      • Etomi

        Not rumour….By no means….
        I would oblige you a report if you will….

        • Rommel

          When I was on the other side like you,my hatred for General Buhari was far more than what your mind can ever conceive but as a rational being,I had to reevaluate issues to see if my hatred was justified or misplaced and after a thorough and careful examination, I realized that I had been making great mistakes,I searched for every possible information to convince myself that I was wrong but no,at this moment,Buhari is what Nigeria needs and requires so that we can move an forward,in the right direction.

          • Etomi

            And that is if Buhari is not another Yar’Adua…
            Following Yar’Adua, BOKO HARAM!!!!
            Let’s think practical politics for change and sanity…..
            Beyond GEJ, the way to go is PDP not APC…

          • ICC Hague

            Buhari all the way your hatred of the people general will not take you to any where, join the train of change for the betterment of your life, join the massive defection from PDP to APC.

  • Aisha

    Buhari is sick and old, our leaders in the north should be careful.

    • Chiemele

      Have PDP concluded plans to kill him? I know they dare not.

  • Gerald Okoduwa

    Where is the Inspector General of Police and the Director of State Security? In a country where there is law against gay practice, somebody is advertising matchmaking for gays and lesbians in this forum with impunity and no one cares, not even Premium Times that accommodated it. This is ridiculous!

  • inuwa kate

    North hear what Fayose the gov of Ekiti state said on Buhari;

    Obasanjo Wants Buhari To Win So That He Will Die In Office””

    • Segun

      Is this Ebola, malnutrition or what? Pls tell us the truth

      • Chiemele

        Its the picture of a humble and fit Fulani man, not given to hijacking a budget in Billions for feeding, who has no numbered foreign accounts. Who’s wife has never been arrested by EFCC for money laundry. A man who’s name evocks fear among terrorists who recall his success aganist the Maitesine sect. A man who leads an opposition that send shivers down the spine of the corrupt Govt in power.

  • inuwa kate

    The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayo
    Fayose, has urged Nigerians to be very careful with Olusegun Obasanjo,in
    relation to next month’s presidential election.

    According to Fayose , Obasanjo wants to
    make an old man like Gen. Buhari the president of Nigeria so that he will die
    in office like late Musa Yar’Adua.He said what happened to Yar’Adua is about to
    repeat itself if Gen. Buhari wins the presidential election. Disclosing this
    today Thursday, January 15,in Ado-Ekiti, Fayose said he is baffled why Obasanjo
    has a misunderstanding with President Jonathan, stressing that the relationship
    between Obasanjo and APC leader, Bola Tinubu, is “like a lion and a goat living
    together”.

    • ICC Hague

      No problem if Buhari died we have a competent incorruptible professor Osibanjo to take over. more over, age has no barrier to dead, dead can visit any body at anytime, whether you are 1, 2, 3 , 10, 20, 40, 50, 60, 70, 100 years old. You and your Governor Fayose and GEJ did you people know when you are going to die? or are you people resistant to dead? Recently Tunisia voted 88 year old as their president, what matters is competency. Buhari all the way.

      • Anene Mercy

        ICC, and the north will start shouting power must return to the north again and thereby making Nigeria ungovernable again.

        • Chiemele

          Are you now a lover of the North? Can’t recall you empathizing when their daughters were abducted, sons burnt alive, parents maimed, killed and made refugees while your President payed the victim.
          You recent love is suspect, but they are no fools.

  • taiwo

    Babangida’s govt siezed my certificate= Buhari…….to receive more update on CORRUPTION text APC to 419,for updates on location of your certificates,text Buhari to 2023.To use affidavit to get job text Jega to 2015.THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY folks

  • onyeka okorie

    why is the north not taken this issue raised by Fayose seriously over Buhari’s health?

    • Wähala

      Because a dead Buhari is better than a living Dumbo…

      • kenny

        If a dead Buhari is the best for Nigeria, there is no hope for you and you are telling everybody that Nigerians are as good as dead. But, I disagree completely with you because there are better Nigerians than living Buhari, talk less of dead Buhari, who can rule Nigeria successfully. The only problem useless politicians like you will not allow it.

        • Wähala

          It’s a figure of speech… go to school.

          • kenny

            That was a useless figure of speech, I understand it more than you do. It is you that need to go back to school, to learn the appropriate figure of speech for every situation.

      • danjuma Danladi

        Is that ur prayer for the north to have another Yaradua.

        • Wähala

          It’s just innuendo… go to school

  • Hembe Hembe

    President Goodluck Jonathan is a good man. It is just that some people
    want to make his government ungovernable for him. This they erroneously
    believe would pave way for them to unseat him and take over from him
    forcefully. GEJ we will give our vote to continue his good work. GEJ!
    Even APC leaders have hailing him.

    • Ify

      Just look at those 2 vipers in the picture? God I beg o! Some tribes in this our 9ja are filled with chameleon spirit. So they though Dr Jonathan will not contest…and they were clapping their filthy hands…until the Fisherman decided to contest…then their real colours come show. Indeed, leopards dont change their spots….Eye service men. Rubbish!

  • Rommel

    Sorry folks,for president Jonathan,it was all business after all war has always been a profitable business for the actors,

    Charge No 1 The federal road safety reaction to insecurity was to order a mandatory change or vehicle number plates with a fee of 15,000 Naira payable within a stipulated period.It was shot down by the national assembly,the initiator of this scam is now a minister.

    Charge No 2 The police response to insecurity was to request that all Nigerians be made to get a police id card for a fee of 3,500 naira,this was also shot down by the national assembly.

    Charge No 3 The president himself requested for a loan approval for 1 billion dollars to prosecute insurgency efforts,this request was also shot down by the national assembly because we were in the middle of oil boom and so Nigeria should have enough money to finance the war effort,the initiator of that scam is today seeking reelection.

    Charge No 4 Jobless youths were asked to pay 1000 naira each to job interview for vacancies of 4500 in the immigration service as part of government effort to beef up security at our borders,over 700,000 paid and applied,during aptitude tests,many died from stampede,the initiator of that scam is still in office.

    So far since the insurgency started,over 4 trillion naira is claimed by this administration to have been spent on the military.Even for the first time in the history of Nigeria, youth corpers are being made to pay 4,000 naira before downloading their call up letters for the mandatory service to fatherland after graduation.How long will it take Nigerians to realize that for president Jonathan,it was all business all along.

  • danjuma Danladi

    the north must investigate this buhari health issue being raised.

    • Etomi

      Buhari is old!!!!!

      Imagine if he won the election and grandpa wobbles and fumbles with his geriatric condition till 2019, but just couldn’t continue due to age with a second term, what would happen???
      We might just be brought back to the 2010/2011 era—he north insisting on having their man rule for two terms or having a straight 8yr shot at the presidency, Buhari or no Buhari…
      And to achieve that, do exactly the same thing they did when the specter of a Jonathan presidency hovered over them like the sword of Damocles….
      What did they do?
      Groom a Boko Haram to inflict a vicious terror campaign on the nation just to blackmail us into ceding presidency to them…
      The Buhari option is a no-brainer…

      • Curious777

        are you dreaming? that situation you are describing will never arise bcos a serial loser will not win. So wake up. Even if we assume he wins, then u can b sure that 9ja will end immediately bcos there is just no way those who own the resources of 9ja will allow a NORTHERNER to control their resources. It is true. So, we need some way out. Maybe a confedration.

        • Etomi

          Just a hypothesis!!!!!!!

          • Curious777

            Ok! Stay blessed!

  • taiwo

    They wont hear now ,very soon they will start shouting they have been shortchanged

  • Anene Mercy

    No certificate no vote for Buhari

  • Dre Peters

    Mr President went will all the security people that matters. I guess something is amiss

  • Shuaibu Bola Victor

    Hahahah, My comments have always been removed since last night. I am surprise.

    • charles peters

      who is removing it?

    • charles peters

      are u for buhari or GEJ? me I bi GEJ no one supporter.

  • Shuaibu Bola Victor

    GEJ all the way, whether they like it or not, it has been ordained by GOD. Let us all vote him massively to continue his good work. Check out some of his achievements on FORWARD NIGERIA.

  • charles peters

    Fayose has warned the north over yoruba conspiracy to take power back through Osibanjo.

    Buhari is sick.

    • Fido

      One sick trick after another, note Nigerians are not that simple minded, and your efforts will not bear fruit. Just pack your load and go, your time is up and you have nothing to prove for it. 14 of February is the end of the road for enemies of Nigeria.

    • Stella

      Let it a chinese rule us, we don’t care, as long as we can get a president that is not corrupt, greedy! It’s about time to vote a leader with good quality, not which tribe is he or which religion he or she belongs too! Let’s vote the best leader that loves nigeria with integrity and incorruptible. Let’s us not be used by this politician for their selfish reason. When the chips are down, they will be sharing their loot in federal charater behind our back.

    • Abdul

      I learnt Jonathan has liver problem due to excessive alcohol consumption. Jonathan is seriously sick.

  • charles peters

    Jimi Agbaje is 58yrs old and Fashola told Lagosians not to vote him because
    he is old and can’t deliver due to the stress of the office of gov.

    The same Fashola is telling Nigerians to vote Buhari who is 72yrs old.

    Does the statement not suggest that south west has a secret plan against Buhari.

    Does the statement not suggest that Buhari due to his old age and health report is not the real presidential candidate of APC?

    Does the statement not suggest that Osibanjo is plotted by south west as another goodluck in the event of eventuality.

    Let’s be wise.

    • Shuaibu Bola Victor

      PLEASE GIVE US THE REFERENCE. THE NEWSPAPER OR…? IT IS A GOOD TOOL FOR ME.

      • Etang Chris

        pls google it

        • Shuaibu Bola Victor

          ok

        • john jones

          Lazy punk . What’s your source

      • Etang Chris

        Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday, tasked Lagos
        residents not to vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship
        candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje, because he is too old to rule the state.

        He said his party’s candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has age advantage
        to carry on with the task from where he would leave governance in May
        29.

        Also, the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator
        Bola Tinubu, enjoined the people not to vote Agbaje, who he said could
        not manage his personal business well.

        Both Fashola and Tinubu spoke on Wednesday, at the Lagos West
        senatorial campaign of the APC governorship candidate, Mr Akinwumi
        Ambode, which took place at Sky Power Play Ground, beside the Nigeria
        Police Headquarters, Ikeja.

        Agbaje will be 58 years on March 2, having been born in 1957.

        Fashola, who did not mention name while addressing the crowd
        consisting of leadership of the party, said it was Ambode that had the
        wherewitthal to govern Lagos as a young, successful accountant.

        According to Fashola, the task of governing Lagos State was daunting
        and needed vigour on the part of the person at the helm of affairs,
        recalling that in 2007 when he took over governance at age 44, he could
        count the number of grey hair on his head.

        “Today, at 52, I am counting the number of black hair on my head.
        Akinwunmi Ambode is the man that can do it. If you put an old man there,
        he cannot do it. If you call him in the night, he may not pick your
        calls,” he warned.

        Fashola described the PDP as termites, always ready to destroy
        everything they laid their hands upon, while describing them further as
        worse than Ebola virus.

        Addressing the gathering, Tinubu, while expressing appreciation to
        God for making him discover Fashola and now Ambode as talents suitable
        to rule Lagos, said Ambode as the APC candidate was arrived at based on
        clamour by youths in Lagos who, he said, demanded they wanted another
        youth like Fashola.

        Tinubu said true to the promise he made, Fashola had not disappointed
        the people of Lagos, adding that his tenure in office could be
        described as eight years of unbroken promises.

        He called on the people to vote for change by sending President Goodluck Jonathan packing in February poll.

        Tinubu said Lagos was not ready for any experiment, recalling that
        the PDP governorship candidate, Agbaje, was with them in the Alliance
        for Democracy (AD), but was defeated by better candidates in the party’s
        governorship primaries ahead 2007 poll.

        He also recalled that Agbaje rejected the offer of deputy
        governorship of defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before he
        defected to contest on the platform of Democratic Party Alliance (DPA)
        and lost to Fashola in the general election.

        In his address, the APC governorship candidate, Ambode, said it was
        certain that the party would win the coming election, promising to run a
        government that would not descriminate among the ethnic nationalities
        in the state if voted into office in February

        • Shuaibu Bola Victor

          I mean your source and date.

    • Chiemele

      You seceeded in deceiving most Igbo’s, failed in creating religious crises. This attempt at creating division and suspicion between the North and the SE will fail.
      Tell us what GEJ has done, should be simple.

    • ceweeco projects

      He fashola is on drug! Tinubu is given him a lot of it to calm him down for loosen the V.P slot

    • emeka

      You can see why Tinubu was desperate to be nominated as VP Candidate.

  • idris sanusi

    Terrorism is not about party, APC should join hands with PDP to kick out terrorism, President Jonathan has cleared the air with this visit to the troubled region and indeed to be recommended for his efforts.

    • Chiemele

      Go ask the parents of the Chibok girls for this recommendation. As the parents of the boys burnt alive in their dorm. Ask also the Northerners maimed, and berieved by a hostile BH while their President played the victim and ethnic card.
      Go ask them if a pre campaign visit is sufficient to vote GEJ to continue as the Commander in Chief.

    • john jones

      No. That the job he was elected to do.

  • Etang Chris

    idiris, thank u my brother. look at how France govt was joined by its citizens to condemn the terror attack on their soil some days ago. If it should be in nigeria, APC will politicize it.

  • Warri Boy

    If someone, however deranged, desperate for power or confused,

    B = Brings
    U = Ubiquitous
    H = Harm
    A = Animousity
    R = Rebellion &
    I = Insurgency

    Then we need to vote SOMEONE who will

    J = Join
    O = Other
    N = Nations
    A = And
    T = The
    H = Hectored
    A = Around
    N = Nigeria, in

    E = Earnestly
    B = Bringing
    E = Everlasting
    L = Love
    E = Everywhere

    (True true, Warri no dey carry last)

    • Etomi

      Wafiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!

    • john jones

      Childish

  • Samclef

    after 276 days since those chibok girls were kidnapped our dear president is now in Borno because of election, I hope nobody criticizes me on this , just imagine if ur sister was among and he comes our to do his campaign how would you feel as a citizen of Nigeria….. God help us

    • john jones

      The punk is clueless

      • paul preston

        he will here till 2019,so watch your blood pressure

  • Etomi

    I have no problem with my northern brothers and sisters, except that they are just too impatient…
    The Buhari thingy might just be Greek Gift….
    The Yoruba have already had their own shot at power for 8yrs with OBJ, but in their greed for power still want to return by the backdoor to Aso Rock even before 2019, seeing aged and sick Buhari might just be a replay of the tragedy called Umaru Musa Yar’Adua….
    I warn that the north is better off in PDP than with APC, but would impatience allow them think well????
    It makes a lot of sense if they could give the SS/Jonathan all the support to fare well in the presidency; and in 2019 jolly well return to power in grand style…
    The Yoruba are very crafty o!!!!
    Be aware!!!!!

    • Chiemele

      You have a short memory. GEJ took the Northern slot at Presidency. They, through Yaradua never completed their tenor.
      GEJ is the crafty one, always playing the victim. I don’t believe in zoning leadership. If you do then this is the time to return the stolen Northern mandate.

      • Etomi

        Feel you bro…
        But you see, it is good for us to be realistic..
        It is practically impossible for anyone that had risen to become president and had the constitutional covering to contest for a return to the office not to seek re-election…
        There is no way under the circumstances that the constitution would not trump a so-called zoning arrangement…
        Recall that before GEJ, no person from the SS had ever risen to become the nation’s no 1 citizen…
        And that opportunity drops and you expect GEJ/SS to be blackmailed…

      • auracool

        is that why you’re hiding under a southeast name?

    • Musgan

      Get a life and grow up at pace with d rest if d world, we ard not running banana republic here but a country that is govern by constitution. So anybody can contest election at anytime as long as he got d personality to convince d electorate… if our all time sectional president av bn at level not above board oooo, he wud av enjoy same popular suppport he enjoyed in 2011…

      • Etomi

        It appears your power of comprehension is hopelessly defective…
        Is anybody challenging anyone’s constitutional right to contest?
        We are here only appealing to reason…
        We’re only saying that given the prevailing circumstances and current realities there is need for the various groups in the country (esp. the north) to weigh the choices open to them and align wisely….

    • Farinyaro

      Lets meet at the polls in Feb, then you will realise your short-sight.

  • Joe

    Premium Times. what is your problem?. Get news please and not speculations.

  • Dr Williwilli

    HOW MUCH DOES AN Ex-PRESIDENT EARN?
    Bokohari claimed he did not have money to pay for Presidential application forms…so, he approached a local bank for a loan.
    1. First, how does he expect to pay back?
    2. Second, he cruises on a Bullet & Bomb proof BMW with escorts. That BMW can pay the salary of all the civil servants in Katsina state for a period of time…So, where did he get the money?

    How could someone like Buhari then turn around to deceive people about his not having money? Bcos he feels Nigerians have no brains…or does he really think Nigerians are unaware of what every ex President earns? But this is how deceptive we can be in this country where anyone can just bamboozle people in very crude and crafty ways.

    How could an-Ex President, earning millions of Naira every month (Just bcos he staged a coup & sacked a democratic govt), drives a customized bullet & bomb proof BMW, now turn around to tell us he had no N5m to pay for Presidential forms? Nonsense!…Only last week, IBB was asked in an interview, to state his salary, as expected, the artful dodger evaded the question and said his account officer was not around. This is Nigeria, where affidavit suffices for just anything or perhaps integrity is conferred on the basis of “irrefutable presumption”. This is weird much as it is nonsensical.

    OPTIONS For Nigeria
    —————————
    1. Restructuring and devolution of powers to the federating regions. (Practical Confederation)
    2. Existential Referendum (Those nations that want separate states be allowed to do so)
    3. Maintaining the status quo (With blood everywhere, where d world grieves with France for losing 17, but ignores Nigeria for losing 2,000)

    • D1

      You need to do your research before coming here to show your ignorance! Your Jesus Christ of Otuoke gave him the Bomb & Bullet proof BMW, just before the suicide bomb attack happened.
      Regarding his financial situations, that’s for you to find out before making wild allegations, Buhari does not owe you any explanations, and he is definitely not asking you for any handouts.
      All you e-rats need to concentrate and try hard on campaigning for your JC, it will do him a lot of good. Big waste of time, trying to run GMB down. Jonny is the incumbent that needs to be appraised on his past 6yrs, before we kick him to the curb.

      • onenigerian2014

        If it was muh’d that was called the way you are calling Jesus Christ without respect you start fighting muh’d fight and start your barbarism!

        • D1

          Where did you get it from that I am a Muslim? When did Jesus Christ became a member of your family?
          This is where your problem lies, ‘generalizing’, that every one against Jona is either a Muslim or a hater. This is Democracy, either we want him or not, if he wins, good for him. Then he needs to sit down and do his JOB. It’s for grown men, not cry babies.

      • partisan 1

        Let’s see how you do that

        • D1

          Easy, vote him out!

          • partisan 1

            Unfortunately, not only ur vote counts.mine also counts

    • kick ’em out

      Boy, You are too late. Join the train of change. Buhari all the way!

  • wode

    I said this yesterday when the information first came out that there can only be 2 possible reasons why GEJ went to Borno. It could be for the ground to be prepared for campaign in the NE or because of the comment made by Malema of South Africa. This news item has confirmed that the reason was not out of the 2 mentioned. This goes to confirm the type of leadership we have in the country.

  • Chris1408

    Everything about GEJ is fraud

    • paul preston

      everything about apc is hate and lies-losers

  • paul preston

    the simple fact is that the man have outsmarted those who planning to abuse him,so i understand the annoyance of apc related reports

  • 2015 would have been very easy for GEJ but for his failures bordering on corruption and diversion of national proceeds by his political lieutenants.

    • Etomi

      You talking or rather punching computer keys are you not corrupt???
      According to the Oba of Lagos Oba Akiolu II, “Those calling others corrupt are the Babanla corruption…”
      Tell me: Which politician in Nigeria is not smeared by corruption allegation???

      • Abdul

        Buhari

      • checkmate

        BUHARI!, BUHARI!!, BUHARI!!!.

  • Zubairu Usman

    May HE the Almighty Creator, who’s all seeing and all knowing, exposed those behind the calamities in Northern Nigeria.

  • excel

    This shouldn’t spring a surprise as it’s very clear that gej move is political motivated not that he genuinely so sympathy for the people of madiguri, gej is a coward , clueless and irresponsible president nigeria ever had. It’s too late for all this ineffective propaganda. CHANGE is a Must, it’s possible.

  • River Jordan

    Our leaders are not ready to die for the nation. They fear to take the risk of dying while reaching out to the people in their times of need and/or grief. However, they are not afraid of risking death in the bid to occupy elective offices for selfish reasons. I still do not clearly understand the spirit behind our leaders.

  • Segun

    President Umaru Musa Yar’Adau collapsed during his campaign in 2011 and fell terminally ill two years after being sworn in.

    In a statement he issued on Thursday, Fayose said: “In the north, there are so many qualified, brilliant and credible people who can rule the country well.

    “Why is Obasanjo going after an old horse that may collapse mid-way? Nigerians should know the state of health of Buhari. His age and health cannot stand the rigours of the office. Nigerians deserve to know the health status of Buhari.”

    He accused ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo of attempting to plunge the country into crisis.

    Fayose, who does not miss any opportunity to throw missiles at the former president, alleged that Obasanjo was routing for Buhari in next month’s presidential election, despite once claiming that without Goodluck Jonathan, there would be no Nigeria.

    During Jonathan’s re-election campaign in Ekiti on Wednesday, stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had to publicly appeal to the governor to stop lampooning Obasanjo, with whom they held a long meeting before journeying to Ekiti.

    Fayose fell out with Obasanjo during his first term in office, accusing the former number-one citizen in the country of masterminding his impeachment in 2006.

    However, in a statement issued on Thursday, the governor accused Obasanjo of going against Jonathan “because the president refused to be pocketed by him”.

    “Nigerians should be wary of Obasanjo’s banana peel. He was the one who put forward Umar Yar ‘Adua as the president knowing the man’s state of health and the man died in office,” he said.

    “He was the one who said President Goodluck Jonathan was the best for Nigeria and that without him there would be no Nigeria.

    “The question people should ask former President Obasanjo is what has gone wrong between now and then? He is against President Jonathan because the president refused to be pocketed by him.

    “Obasanjo is now presenting General Muhammadu Buhari as the best candidate for Nigeria knowing the man’s age and that the pressure of office would be too much for him.”

    Fayose said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not the most suitable candidate for the office of the president.

    • tyson

      Obj deserves all the insults being poured on him by Nigerians–he does not respect himself at all–I do not know whether it has to do with his level of education or not—so does not deserve any respect from Nigerians–He often claims to love Nigeria-more than any human any day he is confronted with his unbecoming childish acts…the man who has been head of state for 12 years-name that Nigerians would be proud of—beyond being an opportunist and an incurable womanizer

    • Abdul

      Tell Fayose to shut up, he lack what it takes to tell the north who should represent it. We wants Buhari and we are standing by him come rain come shine. Fayose should fu*k off with his patronage.

    • Factual

      You and your Fayose are jittery and high-strung. Buhari all the way!!!

  • ceweeco projects

    According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this according to Buhari. The Niger Delta militants started it all he says. “What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta region at that time wanted to win their elections. So they recruited the youths and gave them guns and bullets and used them against their opponents to win elections by force. “After the elections were over, they asked the boys to return the guns; the boys refused to return the guns. Because of that, the allowance that was being given to the youths by the governors during that time was stopped he concluded.

    In May 1984, Buhari ordered the brutal expulsion of 700,000 illegal immigrants from neighboring African states, jailed hundreds of political opponents and muzzled a once aggressive press. His loyalty to the military also came into question as he dismissed 30,000 soldiers as a cost-cutting measure. Buhari also soured Nigeria’s relations with Britain, when he was accused of masterminding a clumsy and unsuccessful attempt in July 1984 to kidnap President Shagari’s
    brother-in-law, former Transport Minister Umaru Dikko. Moreover, Buhari undermined traditional rulers throughout Nigeria, slashing their benefits and questioning their authority.

    Buhari never asked Abacha to vacate office for him as his former subordinate in the army. Never! In fact that would have been a dangerous move, if not suicidal. Rather he served faithfully under his former junior in the army. Sir, imagine if you take on another job like the Chairman of EFCC or ICPC or NDLEA. Nigerians actually need you to serve in one of these capacities much more than they need you in the Presidency. Mere mentioning your name as Chairman of EFCC would drive many corrupt men underground. But you wouldn’t, either the Presidency or nothing. So it seems because according to you a bloody Niger/Deltan has no business in a born to rule people’s meant place called the Presidency of Nigeria.

    Sir, let us examine your service records. I consider your generation a very privileged one, indeed. In 1975 at the age of 33, you were appointed the Military Governor of the North-Eastern State, present day Borno & Yobe states. In 1976 at the age of 34 you became the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources. In 1978 at the age of 36 you became the Chairman of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Today the reverse is the case. Most Nigerians at age of 35 are still unemployed and still living with their parents, many are still not married. During your time you were already Governor at this age of 33. One major reason for this unfortunate turn of events is that many elders like you have refused to voluntarily handover the baton to the next generation. Life should be a relay race where one runs his race and hands over to the next. In Nigeria many elders like you have run their races and are still holding on tenaciously to the baton. When are you going to handover to the next person? You are setting a bad precedence by not leaving room for the youths to excel, many old blokes like you in civil services are constantly going to their office Confidential Administration offices to wind down their ages. Hence all you hear is NO VACANY. It is either you resign peacefully or do it voluntarily or risk disgrace at the polls. In 1983 at the age of 41, exactly the same age as my first daughter now, you became the Head of State. Buhari have served his time already. That is life for you. You run the race, you handover the baton for others to run, you cannot hold on to the baton more than is necessary. As a former head of State you are already a member of the Council of State Meetings. You have every avenue to channel your views across. You don’t necessarily have to be in a frontline role, you can serve in an advisory capacity.

    On the final lap of your presidential campaign for 2011, you made an open declaration in front of the media and your supporters, without mincing words you stated emphatically that 2011 would be your last attempt to contest the Presidency. Going by your legacy and standard, many People including I took you by your words. After all Buhari means yes when he says yes. Those of them, who continue to make this ridiculous allegation that President Jonathan allegedly signed a one term pact with them, have refused to produce the transcript of the said agreement or tender any proof to substantiate this. Unlike you Buhari, Jonathan never made any open declaration to serve only for one term. An elder Statesman of Buhari calibre and pedigree made a promise and shed tears to seal it, which should have been final. It is very symbolic when an Elder sheds tears in the continent of Africa. It was a covenant with Nigerians not to contest again. Mandela could have won a second term and transformed to a life President if he wished. But he never did. He voluntarily made way for the younger generation to continue from where he stopped. This is what is expected of Buhari to retire voluntarily and join the respected league of Elders where he truly belongs. The man is too desperate to rule, in all the parties he joined or formed, he and him alone must be the President. How can a nation continue to suffer because of the inordinate ambition of one man? This man truncated our match to democracy in 1983. He overthrew a democratically elected government to satisfy his own lust for power. He trampled on the rights of Nigerians when he headed a military junta and called for Muslims to vote only Muslim candidates, now he says he is a democrat wanting to pretend to be a democrat. A man who cannot obey simple lay down rules of the land by complying with INEC authority in my opinion cannot rule me.

    There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak will never understand GEJ rhetoric. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don’t teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one’s character, one’s mind, one’s heart or one’s soul.

    An important questing worth asking Buhari is ‘WHAT IS NOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUHARI AND OTHER POLITICIANS? I would say none! Oh yes you have got the constitutional right to contest, but eating your words has done your reputation more harm than good. People now see you and quite justifiably, like a typical politician who is unstable and unreliable. Counting your chicks before they are hatched is absolutely wrong; it can only lead to one-way VIOLENCE! A herbalist that refuses to ask laymen what leaves he looks for in the bush must have difficulties getting what he wants. Who says the oasis in the desert is happy because of its hidden spring of water? Buhari is a sad man, failing four times to be in an elective position is a sad thing blokes! Buhari will enter the Guinness book of world records on a negative note. Losing four consecutive Presidential elections is a great medal. . GEJ go on with the truth, Nigerians says CARRY-GO.

  • ceweeco projects

    Can someone tell Buhari that the Niger/Deltan issue is not and cannot be the same with his killer squad Boko Haram? He should learn that the Conflict in the Niger Delta arose in the early 1990s due to tensions between the foreign oil corporations and a number of the Niger Delta’s minority ethnic groups who felt they were being exploited, particularly the Ogoni as well as the Ijaw in the late 1990s. Ethnic and political unrest has continued throughout the 1990s and persists as of 2007 despite the conversion to democracy and the election of the Obasanjo government in 1999. Competition for oil wealth has fueled violence between innumerable ethnic groups, causing the militarization of nearly the entire region by ethnic militia groups as well as Nigerian military and police forces. So where did election come to play in this? Anyway maybe he is talking of his missing cows stolen by his almajiris.

    • Umar Dendi

      Is it a lie that the insurgency in the Niger Delta started when politicians armed thugs?
      Is it a lie that the BH was born from those psychopaths armed by Sheriff?

      And for your info, PTF had complete and total autonomy from the Fedral Govt under Abacha!
      Shonekan- another former C-in-C came back and Served in the vision 2010 committee! I don’t see you criticizing him

      • ceweeco projects

        Not only lies but pant of fire! As for your last comment Obasanjo will answer you!

  • abdul afoede

    Ogogoro master still think Notherners are fools. If he likes let him visit Chibok. He must go come February 14. There is no two ways about.

    • Mr. Abdin

      ogogoro master in action God save us.

  • Omar Ameen Assalafy

    hmmm
    the worst president ever seen