How President Jonathan’s Airport shuttles weaken Abuja security, endanger residents

On Saturday, March 21, President Goodluck Jonathan and his campaign team flew out of Abuja in two aircrafts for another round of vote solicitation in Kano and neighbouring Katsina ahead of the March 28 national elections.

Four hours before the President left his home at the Presidential villa that Saturday, over 200 police officers and about a hundred soldiers were withdrawn from their beats around the nation’s capital and made to line the about 40 kilometres route to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, some standing with their rifles on their shoulders, some sitting on pavements, stones and bare ground and others snoring away in patrol cars.

The police wouldn’t say how many officers are deployed daily to patrol and secure Abuja, but residents believe the nation’s capital is under-policed, with some saying they have never seen a police officer patrol their areas.

Yet, that Saturday, hundreds of officers, who could have patrolled streets to check crimes were mandated to line Mr. Jonathan’s route for hours, a practice security experts believe routinely compromises the capital’s security and exposes residents to robbery, abductions, rape, assaults and other criminal acts.

A team of PREMIUM TIMES reporters, who monitored the president’s airport shuttle that Saturday, found that nearly all the patrol vehicles attached to the city’s police divisions and major intersections in the capital were withdrawn and used in transporting officers to locations along the major expressway from the State House to the presidential wing of the airport.

The team counted at least 40 police patrol vehicles parked along the expressway from the Bolingo Hotel junction up to the Presidential wing entrance of the Airport.

Each vehicle had at least five well armed police officers. 

That was aside the numerous other police officers stationed along the route, without vehicles by their side. 

The team’s conservative estimate suggested that at least 200 police officers were withdrawn from the city centre to guard the expressway that day. 

Presidency insiders say that practice is routine, and that there is no plan to review it.

Apart from the policemen, the reporters also saw troops from the Guard  Brigade in some strategic locations along the route, especially by the several suburb localities. 

“We saw at least one armoured personnel carrier with some soldiers near the intersection leading to Kuje Area Council before the Airport gate,” one reporter said.

Analysts believe it costs Nigeria several millions  of naira whenever the President shuttles to airports.

The numerous vehicles lining the expressway and the ones on the president’s convoy would have to be fueled, while the police officers on guard duty along the route are paid allowances,” a security official familiar with the working of the presidential villa told PREMIUM TIMES. “Presidential movements are expensive and that is one thing Nigerians must learn to live with.”

A resident of one pf the estates along the Abuja Airport expressway, Emmanuel Ogala, said the security official deployed to guard the president’s routes at times molest innocent civilians. 

“The roads are closed for like 30 minutes before the President passes, God help you if you have an emergency and the president is traveling,” he said.

When the President uses the airport road, thousands of travellers are forced to halt for up to 30 minutes
When the President uses the airport road, thousands of travellers are forced to halt for up to 30 minutes
When the President uses the airport road, thousands of travellers are forced to halt for up to 30 minutes
When the President uses the airport road, thousands of travellers are forced to halt for up to 30 minutes

Between the President’s travels and compromised security

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos recently blamed the president when armed robbers attacked residents of Lekki Peninsula on March 12, killing six.

Mr. Fashola said police officers who would have helped in repelling the bank robbery were deployed to protect Mr. Jonathan when he visited the state that day, an argument the presidency described as unintelligent and irresponsible.

“Perhaps what would be would have been, but it’s sad to see all our security personnel, all our security vehicles deployed to protect one man,” said Mr. Fashola, who spoke at an event, An Evening with Buhari and Osinbajo, in Lagos.

“All the vehicles we bought for the police were stationed to receive the President in Lagos. Those policemen have children and tonight their mothers will have to explain to them why daddy is not coming home.”
The presidency however described Mr. Fashola’s statement as “grossly and utterly irresponsible.”

“We expect that a man of his status, who is the Governor of a state should speak more responsibly,” the presidency said in the statement.
“It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever that the entire police formation in a state would be deployed to protect the president of Nigeria.

“The visit of the President (to) any part of the country does not necessitate the depletion of the police force active in that particular state or its environment.”


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  • olawale

    The story about fake laptop from okorocha is not true. I have confirmed. I think some liliputians should stop the spreading of political heresy that is currently their job… Change is constant and transformation is transient..

  • Layo

    Fashola speaks with fact. I have concluded that 90% of jonadaft advisers are retards. The guilty are seriously afraid.

  • endingNaija

    This is the reason Nigerian Voters are asking President Jonathan to leave on March 28. And by the special grace of God and Nigerian voters’ votes, Goodluck Jonathan will be past tense on March 28. Enough is enough.

  • Marquis_di_Gorgonzola

    Even the Ex-Coupist who said he will lead the fight against BH was afraid to travel to Yobe state. Meaning he required a motorcade and set up like GEJ’S which PT will have us believe is unnecessary. MADNESS!
    FOR GOD’S SAKE, PT AND THE BASKET MOUTHS COMMENTING HERE SHOULD JUST COME OUT PLAINLY AND TELL US IF THEY WOULD RATHER HAVE OUR PRESIDENT EXPOSED AS A SITTING DUCK TO BE TAKEN OUT BY ANY RANDOM PERSON!
    THIS ARTICLE IS IN BAD TASTE!

    • Dayo

      Which President? Goodluck Jonathan? Haba!

  • B.Messi

    Whenever I read articles like this, I spend the rest of the day asking myself; whose interest is PT really serving when they come up with subversive write-ups like this???
    Something is wrong somewhere..

    • Bibi

      But PT is not subversive when they report your candidate-Goodluck Jonathan? Right? Baba Messi, stop messing around.

    • Taukume

      This is why some of us with discerning minds have long opined that Nigeria is not a country but a continent where everyone looks at issues with his/her ethnic/regional lens, especially those who copiously remind others that they are the most ‘de-tribalized’.

      1914 was and still is a disaster. That someone like Duncee with all his utterances and actions of past times, would emerge as a presidential candidate is sufficient to tell you that Nigeria is far removed from the committee of nations.

      We’ve seen mass demonstrations in Cameroon, Chad & Niger against Boko Haram and in support of their military in the last 3 weeks once their military got deeply involved in the fight. But in 16yrs of Boko haram’s menace in Nigeria, there is not one mass demonstration anywhere in the North against the Islamist terrorists. What other evidence do you need my Brother? I am asking you…What other evidence do you need before u agree that we are not a country but a continent?

    • Taukume

      This is why some of us with discerning minds have long opined that Nigeria is not a country but a continent where everyone looks at issues with his/her ethnic/regional lens, especially those who copiously remind others that they are the most ‘de-tribalized’.

      1914 was and still is a disaster. That someone like Duncee with all his utterances and actions of past times, would emerge as a presidential candidate is sufficient to tell you that Nigeria is far removed from the committee of nations.

      We’ve seen mass demonstrations in Cameroon, Chad & Niger against Boko Haram and in support of their military in the last 3 weeks once their military got deeply involved in the fight. But in 16yrs of Boko haram’s menace in Nigeria, there is not one mass demonstration anywhere in the North against the Islamist terrorists. What other evidence do you need my Brother? I am asking you…What other evidence do you need before u agree that we are not a country but a continent?

    • Taukume

      This is why some of us with discerning minds have long opined that Nigeria is not a country but a continent where everyone looks at issues with his/her ethnic/regional lens, especially those who copiously remind others that they are the most ‘de-tribalized’.

      1914 was and still is a disaster. That someone like Duncee with all his utterances and actions of past times, would emerge as a presidential candidate is sufficient to tell you that Nigeria is far removed from the committee of nations.

      We’ve seen mass demonstrations in Cameroon, Chad & Niger against Boko Haram and in support of their military in the last 3 weeks once their military got deeply involved in the fight. But in 16yrs of Boko haram’s menace in Nigeria, there is not one mass demonstration anywhere in the North against the Islamist terrorists. What other evidence do you need my Brother? I am asking you…What other evidence do you need before u agree that we are not a country but a continent?

      • B.Messi

        Why did u reply the same comment thrice? Why? Don’t you realize yur words are burning my soul??
        Indeed u are right my brother. I came to the same realisation years ago. I laugh when I read comments from the naive here. Indeed years back, the battle in Nigeria was solely about corruption. But now, those who know how to ‘interpret the signs of the times’ know THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF NIGERIA IS REALLY ABOUT WHICH REGION/REGIONS CONTROL THE WEALTH OF THE NATION.
        Now I dey ask you too;
        IS THIS FORCED UNION A TRUE MARRIAGE??
        CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER UNLESS THEY AGREE??
        ARE THE VARIOUS ETHNIC NATIONALITIES IN NIGERIA IN AGREEMENT??

        • yemi

          This illusion and lie you feed yourselves is really unfortunate. It is really true that a lie when told a thousand times becomes the truth.

          Lie number 1. South South owns the Oil and Gas in the region. Sadly, nigerian law does not support this. Neither does any law anywhere in the world. The only country that has such law that permits regional control of Oil and gas resources is U.S. And the reason for that is unique to the american federal system of government.

          Lie number 2. Corruption is not the biggest problem in nigeria but ethnicity. Corruption is what breeds ethnicity. Nigeria is not the only country with different tribes, it is only very evident in nigeria because of corruption. Quota system for example is a product of corruption, not ethnicity. Politicians use ethnicity to cover their corruption.

          Lie number 3. The north supports Boko Haram. This is the most deplorable lie of them all. And its the reason why its so difficult to unite against bokoharam. You cannot fight a common enemy when you are blaming your own brother as the enemy. Your brother would rather fight you than the enemy. Hope you see how it relates to GEJ blaming opposition for BH

  • Jibiti

    On Sunday November 12, 2006 former Nigerian President was traveling from the Ikeja airport to Otta in Ogun state by road. The time was 12.15pm that yours sincerely arrived at the Iyana Ipaja axis of the Lagos Abeoukuta expressway. I was on my way to Ikeja. We were stopped from entering the expressway by fully kited mobile policemen, Nigerian army, and all manner of security operatives who were stationed on the left side (i.e., the same side as the Airport) of the road. In other words, no vehicle was allowed on this left side of the road. Effectively, OBJ was going to take one way (The opposite route) all the way from Ikeja airport to Ogun state by road. It meant that road users had to remain in that sweltering heat for about 2-3 hrs. …..that day, the traffic from Iyana Ipaja extended to LASU at Ojo….I saw a woman alight from a Danfo to bathe her Toddler with some pure water she had bought in the traffic to assuage her (Toddler) incessant screams as she protested in her own way. I missed my appointment. Possibly many others too. …all bcos one mumu had to use the road and drive against the flow of traffic…bcos the other side of the road was too terrible & bumpy at the time for him to drive through.

    PT can move to confirm this story. I have given the date and place.

    …but then, we did not see PT publish this story. Why? Don’t tell me u were not born then, bcos as evil as that incident had been, when you started operations, you could have reported it in retrospect.
    Now, why bother Great Jona? Why? …Hear PT:
    “The team [PT’s team] counted at least 40 police patrol vehicles parked along the expressway from the Bolingo Hotel junction up to the Presidential wing entrance of the Airport….Each vehicle had at least five well armed police officers. “

    ….so you expected that the President should not be protected? …that the police officers should not be well armed? …that the expressway should not be lined up with patrol cars? …Haba PT! …wetin? I say wetin? …Na so the bad belle dey do una? …are you are that just one small oil well behind Great Jona’s backyard can pay for the cost of this security?…On a very serious note, do you realize how many people go die if anything by mistake happen to my Great Jona? Do you?

    • Ademola Aderiye

      Why should Preisdent Jonathan hold me back from going to work? Just because he is President?

      • truth_is_bitter

        Yes. This is why we should break up so that he can move without security in PH, Warri, Calabar, Uyo or Benin without security. But with those who said he is taking the North for a ride by contesting still very much around, the Fisherman knows too well that he has to be smart. The alternative is to move the Capital to the South South which is safer——-just the same way IBB moved it to abuja when Lagos became unsafe after G. Orkar & Nyiam smoked him out of Obalende.

        • Abdullahi Abdulrazak

          Making sense..Making a whole lot of sense!

        • Ade

          Break up? How are you going to do it? You will need at least 4 countries in Delta state alone for their to be peace. In Rivers State you will need at least 7 countries. Mumum

      • jamajake

        nigeria mentality

    • udemeobong

      Contradicting yourself is the worse mistake you can do. What has that got to do with PT, if they did not report. Do you know how many such and similar cases are going on everyday and you expect PT report all, cause the govt. is providing them with the right technology? Where is your own contribution since internet and smart phones came to be 2o years back? Lazy you, you can also contribut, but not in this manner. You don´t a change, fine. We want a change and that is why we are informing the public. WHat they are saying is the truth.

  • Uzoma John

    Jonathan must go back to Otuoke. He is incompetent, clueless and wasteful. A country that is grossly underdeveloped and yearning for amenities is wasting all her resources for one clueless President. The reason the Western world mock us. A President would move on convoy of over 300 vehicles, at end we go back to the developed world for aid and assistance. How many convoy does David Cameron, Barak Obama, Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, or even Jacob Zuma moves with. A country where there is no conscience on the part of leadership. Withdraw security in a city for one incompetent and corrupt President to the detriment of the citizens. Something mus give come March 28. They say we are in austerity and yet they are bribing voters with hundreds of millions of dollars, moving around in an unending convoy of vehicles. Where are the funds coming from? After all these wastes, who will bear the brunt after the elections? Nigerians abi? That is when they will hike fuel price, that is when they will double electricity tariff for producing darkness, that is when workers will be owed salaries because there will be no money to pay them, that is when insurrections will rise again due to hopelessness on the part of the teeming unemployed youths, that is when the hospitals will now become the corridors of death due to absence of basic medicines and doctors and health workers strikes, that is when non existing quality education will grind to a halt due to not fulfilling promises made to ASUU on university funding. God forbid Jonathan to come back as President. Let him keep stealing and wasting our meagre resources for his desperate selfish ambition. They will all be brought to account for this. God willing, Nigeria must have a new direction come March 28. GMB will surely be our President. I’m appealing to Nigerians to think twice before they cast their votes. If we miss this opportunity, it will be very disastrous. The youths I pity the more because they are the worst hit with this brazen mis-governance. Please vote Buhari for integrity and meaningful development. Do not be hoodwinked by lies bandied about by Jonathan and his dirty, corrupt and unconscientious gang. Do not buy their tribal and religious cards being used to further polarize and create hate and intolerance amongst Nigerians. We must move forward as a nation. We must win back our respect amongst the committee of nations. We must take back our land from the vultures. By God’s Grace, we shall overcome.

    • Curious

      …go back to Otuoke with his oil & gas?

      • Uzoma John

        Countries without oil and gas are doing far much better than this your banana republic under Jonathan. It is only people without ideas and innovation will keep repeating same thing- oil and gas. Israel has no natural resources but they are doing exceedingly well as a nation. Japan has no oil and gas and they are the third best industrial nation on earth, Switzerland has no oil and gas and her citizens enjoy the highest standard of living. “Manner not money maketh a man”. With oil your oil and gas, where are you today? Show me one meaningful development in the Niger Delta after Jonathan has been in office for almost 6 years. Even if the separate regions of Nigeria go their ways today, Niger Delta will be worse off due to intolerance amongst you. That is when you will remember that an Itsekiri is not Ijaw. That is when you will tell the people of Cross River and Edo that they are not contributing anything. Who will even be your leader? Jonathan, Amasiegha, Clark, Dokubo or Tompolo? I really pity you guys.

        • Curious

          You still never answer the question. …go back to Otuoke with his oil & gas? Yes or No?

          • Uzoma John

            If he has the balls to do that I would wish he does and Nigeria will be better off. He can’t even implement the so called Constitutional Conference recommendations talkless of going with oil and gas. If he can let him go with it.

          • jamajake

            Sorry to say this he can’t come back to Niger delta..He better seek asylum in Benin Republic with Asari

          • DD

            The guy has put you to shame with superior logical argument. Yes, let him go with “his” oil & gas (as if his father bured it under the soil). What else do you want to hear?

          • Man_Enough

            if you want to be told the gospel truth, the oil and gas does not belong to him. it belongs to the nigerian nation. even in the niger delta there are some communities that do no have oil under their soil.

      • Wähala

        How have his oil & gas improved the lives of his Otuoke enclave dwellers in the past 6yrs of Dumbo? Oridnary electricity he couldn’t provide. Have you been to Minna in Niger State… or Ota in Ogun State? Keep fooling yourself @Oleku-Otile, crumbs days are less than one week long. Anu ohia!

    • emeka M

      AMEN. TO THAT. we have been quiet for too long , no more foolishness on our part. Everyone want to travel to other countries but no one wants to stay in nigeria or even visit.
      Change has to occur

    • jamajake

      yes o, we have no other choice than GMB.Thanks for your analysis

  • Vote for EYES_OPEN

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!………………..

    Electing Buhari as president, disaster for Africa –Ex US envoy
    ========================================
    ……Punch News 21.3.2015 (1,251 Comments)
    ……Washington Post 19.3.2015 (12001 Comment)

    Yet, PT did not hear or see it. Instead, they are manufacturing stories up and down like concoctions. Which kind journalism is this? —-When that area boy in South Africa started running his filthy mouth about Dr Jonathan, PT heard it. They published his shiiiiit.—but now that Bokoharii has been put in that place he rightly belongs, PT choses to be blind, deaf & dumb to reason. Were the comments made about Jonathan would PT have feigned ignorance?

    —after you will tell me I should believe in ‘one Nigeria’. Impossible. Never!. Nonsense!

    • yemi

      look at dis 1. So an american individual’s opinion, who is after not the interest of nigeria but america is what we should be listening to. yeye slave mentality. incase you dont know, the western world wants corruption to continue in africa because all the corrupt money come to them. switzerland is a classical example. built entirely on africas wealth. why want they want to have GEJ in power.

      • jamajake

        Don’t mind that fool,only cowards will vote for Jonathan

      • Muktsa

        That American, most likely, have never been to Nigeria . Nobody knows him. Thus we should not give a hoot about what he writes

    • jamajake

      Stop that your bushit

    • Fatai Fehintola

      Please, read the follow up story on the discredited, ignorant author of that baseless opinion!

    • Akindolamu

      President Jonathan, how many oil licenses did you give Grenell so that he makes this statement? I just dey laaf!

    • Olu Ade

      Richard Grenell is a nobody in American politics. He is a disgruntled Republican boy, he was fired by the 2012 Romney presidential campaign…you can google his name and you will read about him. Not all white people who open their mouth have any political weight. He has not been relevant since 2012.

  • Thepeople

    CIRCUMSTANCES OF NECESSITY. Jonathan never read his job description, let alone do the job. Nigeria needs to be cleaned up and the man for the job is Buhari. He is the domestos that Nigeria needs right now. A man who time has come again. Next Saturday cannot come soon enough for CHANGE MUST COME TO NIGERIA. LET ALL NIGERIANS WAKE UP TO THIS CHANGE.

    • jamajake

      Amen

  • Emancipation

    There’s nothing wrong with securing the president or condoning the road for his passage but leaving millions of Nigerians insecure by dispatching all security apparatus for one man alone for more than 30mins is undemocratic and it’s never a trait of leadership. This criticism of every action of our president emanated from his poor handling of the Nigerian states and the actions of his various sycophants and corrupt party loyalists that have taking Nigeria as a business conglomerate, where everything is about self aggrandizement. Like it was in the colonial period. PDP and Jonathan administration has widened the gap between the few rich and poor that even middle class exists no more.

  • Wähala

    “There is no electricity in Otuoke” Timi Sylva (ex-Gov. of Bayelsa and Dumbo’s cousin)

    The Goodluck Jonathan Bridge fell into the river beds since 6th of June, 2013, and was until that day… The only land link between riverine enclaves and Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State. Till date, it has not been raised from that burial. His partner in the guns-for-militants racket Gen. Azazi, died flying over the swamps, even his mother-n-law, mama Sis, died on the treacherous road called, East-West Road becaue Dumbo could not fix it. Recently, one of our finest motor cycle outriders died returning from a midnight visit to Atiku in faraway Adamawa State because of exhaustion and lack of sleep. In Eko recently, a young girl aspiring to become a lawyer and selling fish to save for her ambition died in a cross-fly because the police were diverted to protect one man. Jona Dumbo is nothing but an inconvenience on Nigeria’s way of life, a pesky pest and corrupt Ijaw President selfishly worried about his safety because he’s a paranoid psychopath. He has been moving about with a battalion of soldiers and the first time I complained was 4yrs ago when he to submit his Budget with a phalanx of security… just as a school boy got shot in the head by Boko Haram as he returned from school in Yobe State. No bi today dis madness start… 6days to #DumbDumboBiko!

    • C3kwe

      What is your point in this nonsense. Is Jonathan the first president to go with security? Even your slave master buhari went with the longest security motorcade in the history of nigeria as head of state and this was when there was no boko haram and security in the country was a bare minimum. Even in his recent fake assassination attempt, he was moving in convoy. You are deluding yourself when you think that the only way to have a civilised debate on line is to insult people and their parents. You give insult but can’t take one. Grow up man

      • Wähala

        After 6yrs of enduring PDP’s plunder and raid on our Treasury, I can certainly absolve just 6-days more of insults from online sycophants like you. I’ve mentioned three instances where his “presidential movement” has caused loss of human life, I dare you to mention even one previous President whose movement caused the death of one innocent Nigerian… Granted, Dumbo is not the first president to go with security as you posted. Thought is free, logical submission is for mature minds. Now, grown-up, prove me wrong!

      • egoigwe

        Never you mind, Wahala can be an ass and a clown most times but good comic relief.

        • C3kwe

          Thank you my brother, I have never seen an arrogant and ignorant person in my life. He is so deluded that he thinks he is bag of wisdom. Unfortunately for him, online users and observers see him as just comic relief

          • Wähala

            Have you seen me before? I post more Chart Toppers than anyone you can name if given an eternity to research the net and find a smarter cookie. Definitely better than you can ever get… Oloshi.

        • Wähala

          You are a fraud for posting and responding to your posts with different names. At least, I’m more recognizable than anyone else you know online. Clown.

        • C3kwe

          Did you read a reply from wahala? Implying that i posted and responded to my own posts? That shows how delusional he is. He is chased by his own shadows. The Wanka is off the wall. The earlier his slave master buhari is thrashed the better so that he will forever disappear from the cyberspace once and for all. He is a hated and polarised figure. To be honest a crap. His hatred for Jonathan gives him the only oxygen in life. Once that is taken away by Jonathan winning, the wahala issue will be consigned to the basement.

      • christobel2010

        You just told a lie.

    • the truth

      liar. who says timipri abonimi sylva is the cousin of jonathan. U come here to spew lies everyday. u better apologize for lieing. u dont have a pvc or have u visited nigeria in ages. u are only basing your facts on lie lie mohammed and media houses like premium times and sahara reporters. when u save enough money to leave your cleaning day job try to visit home and see things first hand.

      • taiwo

        the fact that he chose the name wahala to write should tell you the type of person he is, a waste to his generation

        • the truth

          he always comes here to lie to people with no brains to think for themselves, timipri sylva and gej are not even from the same local government area. i dont understand why someone would just take a time off his cleaning responsibilities and start spinning lies to make people feel he is informed.

          • Badejo Akinlabi

            Did Goodluck Jonathan bribe the thug Gani Adams to cause security problem in Yoruba land or not?

          • Wähala

            Freaking slimy bastard like you I thought you claimed you have no horse in the race, fcuking coward who writes with a hundred names. Let me tell you, before APC I was, and after them I will remain until the good Lord calls home his prophet. Eat your heart out, I am an online legend with iconic name you or anybody you know cannot match… logic-for-logic, neither can you impeach me point-for-point. I’ve dared the idyiot to mention any previous president whose movement caused loss of life but he can’t, maybe you should help him out. Dumbo is going to The Hague and you pfools will vamoose into your slimy creeks after Buhari abolishes Amnesty Camp and your daily handouts. Miscreants!

          • the truth

            with your comments it buttresses my point of you being a tout. Neither can i match your stupidity and lieing trajectory. U are a liar and i can’t match you. I have no horse in the race and that makes me comprehend, reason, formulate and assimilate information’s, and i can deduce when i am being lied to. For your information Mr liar Timipri Sylva is part of a lieing party so are u. Timipri sylva is an Ogbia man and gej is from otuoke in kolokuma opukoma. Due to your lies you couldn’t research on that. Just as the lies you are been fed with everyday u were brainwashed to believe that as the truth. I have advised u to save enough money from your cleaning business and travel home to see for yourselves. For decades u have been outside the shores, please try visit home.wahala since you were gone things have changed. You need to apologize for lieing on this forum

        • Funso

          Omo ale taiwo.

        • Wähala

          A name is what you make of it…
          I’m certainly the only person you know online that lives up to my name.
          I carefully chose the name to fend off e-urchins like your worthless self because it a name whose meaning is known to every Nigerian and most Africans… what’s the meaning of, ‘taiwo’ and how many Nigerians know it? What does it say about the person behind your persona, Oga Professor?
          So, I’m the smartest with foresight… Hahaha choi!

      • Wähala

        Timipreye Sylva himself said they’re blood relations, are you their father to tell me otherwise? Go Sidon!

  • Caleb o

    if this is true then fashola was right in his recent comment on the lekki robbery. pls dis is my opinion pls don’t comment if u are dumb and unwise

  • Joe igbokwe

    GOVERNOR FASHOLA RAISED AN ALARM IN LAGOS THAT HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN WERE SEIZED BY THE PRESIDENT IN LAGOS WHICH LED TO THE DEATH POLICEMEN AND A YOUNG GIRL AND THESE SHENANIGANS THOUGHT HE WAS PLAYING TO THE GALLERY . NOW THE VIRUS IS SPREADING LIKE WILD FIRE . PRESIDENT JONATHAN AND PDP HAVE VOWED TO CRUSH EVERYTHING THEY LAY THEIR HANDS ON IN NIGERIA BEFORE THEY LEAVE THE STAGE. EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH IS TURNING TO ASHES IN OUR OWN VERY EYES. GOD PLEASE GIVE US GENERAL BUHARI TO RESTORE THE LAND AND CLEAR THE AUGEAN STABLE. THIS WE PRAY THEE OH LORD!

    • egoigwe

      He didn’t say hundreds of policemen, he said twenty-three thousand to be exact. Now, does that sound remotely possible to you or even reasonable???

      • Olu Ade

        He said two thousand five hundred (2500)!

      • Man_Enough

        what number do you think is right?

      • C3kwe

        Don’t mind Joe igbokwe , defending his employer fashola. The same way he defended the deportation of igbos in Lagos. A born saboteur. This man is a clug in the wheel of igbo interest. He will soon be out of work that is why he is frustrated and writing rubbish.

  • samuel

    Blame jonathan for everything that happens to u.. blame cos your wife couldn’t give u 7 children ah u wished form.. # i blame gej

  • ConScience

    Even if Jesus lifted your blindness to the darkness that surrounds your chosen one, you would accuse Our Messiah Jesus Christ of Nazareth of trying to sabotage Mr. President. Your fanaticism knows no boundaries.

  • Olutola

    Enjoy it while it last, jonaboy. May 29th you are vacating that office. You MUST.

  • udemeobong

    When I was in Nigeria after four years to do my internship, i couldn´t believe that ordinary political office holder can still hold some part of Abuja city to ransome while going to work. They beat and drove against the trafic and making noise at the same time. Just one man that is nothing when he lies in hie bed and snors. On the highways the situation is same. I saw all these and was shaking my head, even my boss, a white man, couldn´t believe it. Moral doesn´t exist anymore, that is the fact. hey have reach a poin of no return and we the citizens are afraid to challenge them. The West that millions want to come to fought tooth and nail for their freedom irrespetive of the two world wars. They defend their rights by standing against such bad things. We are so divided by religion, tribes, and personal interest that we are far from enjoying our human rights. Until when we realise that we have to put Nigeria in front and religion, ethnicity and personal self behind, that is when things will change for the better. An example is electricity: Never in my life would i have believe that we Nigerians will pay for what we don´t get. And yet we are paying and begging on top. In other countries the citizens will protest until the govt. will fall, no matter how many that will die. No sacrifise, no freedom!!!

  • Okey

    Jagaban denied them Speakership and sold it to Sokoto, Governor Abiola Ajimobi in his address to a self-seeking gathering of renters, blamed in on Jonathan; Fashola brought Lagos, the richest state in Nigeria, under N600 Billion debt yoke, to the extent that the army of unemployed have multiplied under Fashola and are pushed to heinous crimes, rather than Fashola asking himself the needful question: “Why this situation in the midst plenty ?”, he resorted to blaming Jonathan. What a reckless mischief ! Now, a man fails to impregnate his wife, he turns round to blame his miserable failure. What else will not be blamed on Jonathan by the fraudulent and mischievous ?

    • Yaya Adegboye

      And the Ijaw President Goodluck Jonathan gave 7 billion Naira to the thug Gani Adams to cause security problems in Yorubaland from lagos to the hinterland of Yoruba spaces. Yet Goodluck Jonathan loves his own security so much he does not care about the security of Yoruba people- See?

  • samson john

    THE MANY SINS OF BUHARI (A CHANGE AGENT?) – Richard Omoko

    Some of the people blind folded by the APC toga of ‘change’ do not clearly understand what they are getting into, while I agree that you have some decent elements in the party APC. Yes decent human beings that are better respected and even I regard as great mentors of society and generations to come. This class of people are well liked and highly respected individuals that you may not compare them with some rascals and truants that you may find in other parties. I often wonder why the APC is a party filled with ‘strange bed fellows’, if you check the composition of the APC you would discover that it is a party filled predominantly of desperate and disgruntled politicians from the PDP and other parties.

    As a young boy my dad often warned me not to have any form of dealings with a desperate individual and that by so doing I would have my fingers burnt and regret it afterwards. As he would say “a desperate man can kill”, this frightening words have never left my mind since I was a boy. A lot of young people do not understand what dangers these desperate men you currently have in the APC portends to the security, peace and unity of Nigeria as a country that’s why I call on the decent few I have earlier described that are still within their rank and file, and also young boys and girls who never knew the antecedents of these desperate characters to please ‘shine your eyes’. Pastor Tunde Bakare even said it better “I trust Buhari but I don’t trust the environment that he is in”. Get this right Buhari is not a demon, nor is he demented but matter of fact is that as the saying goes “The evil that men do lives with them”.
    Buhari’s and his many sins
    1. Human rights: Because of Buhari and Babaginda, Fela Anikulapo Kuti composed several songs like ‘Overtake don overtake overtake’, ‘Animal in human skin’, ‘Animal can’t dash us human rights’. Fela may have been a ‘prophet’ of his time. I agree with him though in some of his words, if you have abused the rights of others you can’t turn around now and pretend to ‘dash’ us human rights under the pretence of Change. A leopard cannot change its spots. Buhari ceased power in 1983 and systematically abused Nigerians of their rights of justice and fair hearing. Politicians were accused of bogus crimes of corruption and tried under kangaroo courts, while there may have been a few who were corrupt, the innocent were not spared. They were given heavy sentencing some as much as 323 years. The trauma such people as Ambrose Ali faced in prison was what killed him afterwards. Like Ahmadu Bello, Ambrose Ali after massively developing Bendel state had to his credit only one small bungalow in his home town.
    2. Decree 4 and Decree 2: He was infamous for his constant harassment of the Press and Civil rights groups as a means of concealing the truth from ordinary Nigerians. At will he threw people into jail without any form of charge and such journalist as Nduka Irabor would tell you of their experiences. Some were tortured and are still traumatised till today, some even lost their lives in the process.
    3. Ghana must go: As a child growing up our economy was booming and as such we had a lot of foreigners living around us. We had Asians especially Indians and Pakistanis, Eastern Europeans and of course Africans all running from economic hardships in their countries. Some were professionals and experts in their fields and we also had artisans and others who did menial labour, we had some Africans who were professionals but most were involved in menial work. Interestingly of all these sets of people that were in Nigeria Buhari singled out Ghanians and sent them packing without any form of compensation and compassion. If you must note during the civil war a lot of Nigerians ran to Ghana to take cover even Nnamdi Azikiwe schooled in Ghana. Some of these Nigerians that escaped the civil war married their Ghanian girl friends and boy friends and returned to N

    • Olufemi Aboaba

      Please keep on counting. I am talking for Yorubas. It has come to that. Our son- Professor Yemi Osinbajo – is the Vice Presidential Candidate to Buhari. And he is a Professor, a lawyer and Christian. So? We Yorubas are voting for Buhari just as the Ijaws are voting for their son Goodluck Jonathan and some Igbos are voting for Jonathan because of what they said they have gained from him-sikena! The crunch has come and we will put the crunch on the table. It is to your tent o Israel! Yorubas said it in Ibadan that only Yoruba bastards will leave their own son-the urbane and civilised Professor Osinbajo and vote for an Ijaw man-Goodluck Jonathan.-For what? Because of the 7 billion naira bribed Jonathan gave to the bastard-Gani Adams to cause problem in yorubaland? Oh my God ! We saw thru that bribe, it has backfired on the electoral mis-fortunes of the giver of the bribe-Goodluck Jonathan.

  • Lives of Nigerians do not matter very much to Jonathan. That’s why he waited for six years so that Boko haram would kill enough Nigerians before fighting to dislodge the group in only six weeks. Nigeria needs change.

  • dd

    This is stuupid writeup. Each day you try to get a blackmail and if you can’t find you write nonesense. This is a sitting president. Even FBI and secret service do this for Obama. So sharapppppp!!!!!

    • the truth

      to premium times he should not take any security.

      • Bayonle

        The point is that President Jonathan cannot disturb me from going to work just because he is President. That is the point. President Jonathan is a nuisance to the public.

  • the truth

    it is normal for this kind of security for the leader of a country, moreso a country faced with this much security challenges. it is quite repugnant and hypocritical that people including biased media houses like premium times show disdain in their reporting of the gej or unfairly criticize his every move.i see it as bias when a nation commisions a power plant as big as egbe but that news did not make it to premium times reporting but a news that borno women saying patience jonathan looks like a 70 year old woman makes it to the front page, is surely the bias i am letting people know about. It is pertinent that as human beings we are free to choose a leader of our choice, that is the beauty of democracy. Even if you deny it or not gej has made this process better for nigeria, a situation where people can now openly criticize the government without fear or retaliation is a first in our history. Please let us criticize but let it be constructive. I am neither an apc or pdp suoporter, but a vanguard for a better nigeria

    • Badejo Akinlabi

      Is that why the Ijaw President Goodluck Jonathan gave 7 billion Naira to the Yoruba thug-Gani Adams to cause more security problems in Lagos, the heartland of Yoruba land? Did the Ijaw President -Goodluck Jonathan do that because he does not live in Lagos and he does not care what happen to yoruba land? We Yorubas are watching this keenly

      • the truth

        please i don’t come in here to argue with road side commentators or people who are beer parlor orators. Please be sophisticated and show me evidence where that money was deposited into adams account.yOu definitely don’t have any shrewd of evidence but u would not stop with that story as it fits your ideology. U claim to show how gej is sectional yet u do the same thing u accuse him of “is that why the ijaw President”. Now tell me is this the nigeria u dream of. a nigeria where people make numbers up just to lie, smear and cause violence.

        • Badejo Akinlabi

          I am saying the Ijaw President -Goodluck Jonathan paid 7 billion naira to the Yoruba carpenter, thug and road side mechanic -Gani Adams of OPC to cause security problem in Yoruba land because the Ijaw President -Goodluck Jonathan loves his own security more than the security of the Yorubas. That is all I have said. And you know this is the truth!

          • the truth

            and i have asked u for u to show me evidence of such and not what u concurred from your dreams. U dont have any evidence but u would continue your lies. I am not going to argue with u or trade words with a beer parlor orator like u, when u are sophiscated enough to base your arguements on facts and evidence let me know

          • Badejo Akinlabi

            But President Jonathan you signed the money -7 billion Naira-to Gani Adams of OPC. Do you want to deny that President Jonathan? You are a LIAR. The news that you gave 7 billion Naira to Gani Adams to cause problem in Yorubaland is all over the place. He Gani Adams said so. He said you Goodluck Jonathan gave him 7 billion Naira. That is the truth and it is redeemed already in the public domain.

  • taiwo

    All these hate speeches and down right inciting write-ups are really not necessary ,journalists should desist from this temptation to write stories based on inducements and monetary considerations.We all know that presidential movements around the world are like that or is this part of a grand plan by the APC to assassinate the president?

    • Badejo Akinlabi

      You talk about inducements, please Can you kindly tell me how much President Jonathan gave the Yoruba thug Gani Adams to cause trouble in Lagos on March 16? The news is that President Jonathan paid 7b naira to the thug to cause that nuisance. Is that bribe, inducement or what do you call that taiwo who is speaking on behalf of Goodluck Jonathan?

      • taiwo

        the news from Liar mohammed of course and you believed it mumu

    • Funso

      Ọmọ ale, ọmọ ọdọ ni ẹ.

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  • By Popular Demand

    Why the Yoruba will vote en masse for President Jonathan….

    Lagosians can now stop complaining. They have themselves to blame in Lagos state.
    It’s all their fault for being so local and nearly daft. They elected Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu
    who did not go to a provable school as their governor for 8 years to RUIN their lives, and,
    they did so with their eyes open, right? What did you expect should happen to Lagos?

    They knew that this same Bola Ahmed Tinubu has all along been on U.S court records as a
    plea-bargained drugs-running criminal. Next to that, you should ask: what did they do
    to mitigate their losses. Nothing sensible!

    Like drunken mariners they trooped out 8 years later, this time against the facts to elect
    Alhaji Raji Fashola (on the say-so of the same Bola Tinubu) who on his own part had
    struggled through a 3rd rate Birch Freeman Secondary school in Lagos, not so?
    Surely, Lagosians can’t be classed as bright or intelligent for so doing, but will rather
    more likely be classified as either dull or daft.

    • By Popular Demand

      ………….(2) Why the Yoruba will vote en masse for President Jonathan

      What did you expect should happen with those serial blunders? Of course, it’s exactly the
      messiness you see in Lagos where Raji Fashola banned FREEDOM OF INFORMATION;
      but did not get slapped in protest for it – not even on the wrist – therefore confirming Lagos
      state today as a colony of slaves.

      It is a fact that 99% of Lagosians did NOT know anything about Raji Fashola or ever saw
      or heard him before or read anything he ever wrote showing his values or thought-process.
      Lagosians can now see the huge cost of their stupidity and will surely avoid it on 28th March.

      Lagosians now groan that between Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola, ALL of the $40 billion
      Lagos state revenue got since 1999 have either been recklessly blown or majorly stolen.
      On top of this baleful legacy of the duo in Lagos state is the matter of un-precedented debt
      of $3.7 billion now owed by the Lagos state government.

      To tell the truth, Lagosians deserve swindling for being retards for it was so easy for
      the duo of Tinubu and Fashola to dupe the 17 million Lagosians with only a broom
      and without firing any shot to rob them all in broad daylight. What a people!

      • No Comment

        ….AND ALSO IN PROTEST OF THIS JIHADIST DECLARATION:

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

        ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

        (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

        [October 25th, 2014]

      • Badejo Akinlabi

        The news is that the Ijaw President -Goodluck Jonathan loves his security MORE THAN the security of Yoruba people in Yoruba land. So the Ijaw President-Goodluck Jonathan paid 7 billion Naira to the urchin called Gani Adams to cause security problems in Yorubaland. And the thug Gani Adams did that on march 16 in Lagos. We Yorubas are watching.

      • Akinlanbi Adegoke

        Mumu, if the Ijaws are voting for their son -Goodluck Jonathan even when he is the most corrupt President in the history of NIgeria, why will the Yorubas not vote for their son-Professor Osinbajo who is the Vice Presidential candidate of Buhari-and by extension voting for Buhari. You must be a clown and you must be brainless to think that the bribes President Jonathan distributed in the last two weeks in yoruba land will work. Yes Goodluck Jonathan distributed bribes through Mimiko of Ondo state and Arogbofa -the omo odo Chief of staff ( an ordinary gate man for Goodluck Jonathan!)to Obas and to thugs like Gani Adams. But we Yorubas have our son as the VP candidate of Buhari-and we will vote for Buhari because we are voting for our son-period-just as the Ijaws are voting for their son-Goodluck Jonathan.

        • etochiuhegbu

          Evidence?…just be mouth shooting…voting along ethnic lines has always been the mark for u guys which is welcomed…small wonder that greedy man wanted a third term

      • Pastor Jones

        ISLAMIST BEHEADING OF HUMAN beings IS THE EPITOME OF EVIL
        YOU THAT LOVE THE LORD…..and loves Jehovah…..MUST HATE EVIL:
        NEVER VOTE FOR AN ISLAMIST PARTY IN THE MIDDLE OF A JIHAD.

        • Olusegun Ademoroti

          President Jonathan gave 7 billion naira to the thug Gani Adams-who is a muslim-this means President Jonathan wants Gani Adams to start beheading Yorubas. And Gani Adams gave we the Yorubas sample in one of our cities -Lagos on monday March 16.

    • Ademola Adeojo

      President Jonathan we Yorubas spoke in Ibadan our headquaters LOUD and CLEAR. We said only bastard Yorubas, omo ale Yorubas will vote for you Goodluck Jonathan. And the bastards among us are few. You can count them. One of them is the common thug Gani Adams who you paid 7billion Naira to cause problem. Okay you will have one or two votes from some Yoruba omo ale-bastards, but definitely not from the Yoruba masses and middle class-Never. Just wait. The battle is on.

    • Ademola Adeojo

      We Yoruba masses, middle class, scholars and intellectuals asked General Alani Ipoola Akinrinade to organize a Yoruba Assembly in our headquarters in Ibadan on March 19. And we said loud and clear that ONLY a Yoruba bastard will vote for President Goodluck Jonathan on March 28. That is our verdict and we will carry that out on March 28 by the special grace of God.

    • Umar Dendi

      Glued maniac!
      My people will give the world to have Fashola as their Governor!

    • GEJisacolossalDISASTER

      The Yoruba race is a clever race that will never vote for retards

  • Wetin Naija

    Nigerians cannot vote for GEJ and his cronies that have cause your children to be kidnapers, armed robbers and prostitute, while the very few well connected have enriched themselves with stolen money. GEJ has 20 times more security and convoy more President Obama, but 20 times less intelligent than President Obama

    • grace folarin

      shut up. the blame lies on the parents who didnt do enough to bring up their children…. FG has done enough to empower youths. these so called people re looking for the wealth in quick ways. want to driving cars and living lives they cant afford. dont be biased.

      • Bayonle

        Shut up your mouth! Is that why Goodluck Jonathan bribe Gani Adams of OPC to cause problem in Yorubaland? Stop rubbing your mouth all over the place. Keep shut!

        • etochiuhegbu

          OPC is what it is…a yoruba outfit and nothing else

        • JustMe

          You lied too. Anybody that says anything or does anything against GMB is bribed.

    • JustMe

      You lied

  • GbemigaO

    When OBJ was in power , he uses helicopter to move from Aso Villa tothe airport, Lagos airport to Ota. You barely see OBJ on the road. Non -thinking President

    • grace folarin

      Obj was scared for his life! he doesnt and didnt trust anyone with his life. thats why he did such!

  • Repeater Station

    Yoruba will vote against APC for this Jihadist declaration…

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

    ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

    (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

    [October 25th, 2014]

    • David Ojo

      The Vice Presidential Candidate of APC is Professor Osinbajo, a Professor of law and a Christian. The Ijaws are voting for their son-Goodluck Jonathan. And they are correct to do that. We Yorubas are voting for our son -Professor Osinbajo and we are correct to do that. The Ijaws have their rights to vote for their son-Jonathan, we Yorubas have our rights to vote for our son-Professor Osinbajo-period. This thing dey sweet me well well.

    • Omo Eleniyan

      ISLAMIC AGENDA OF YORUBA MUSLIMS IN APC

      Buhari is not contesting 2015 election to fight corruption; no, no, no, he is contesting
      ONLY to advance ISLAMIST SUPREMACY in Nigeria. He has no other plan or idea.
      After SHARIA LAW is enthroned as public law in the 36 states, Buhari’s Fulani tribe
      would be the PERMANENT RULING CLASS in that wise.

      YORUBA MUSLIMS would then be PERMANENTLY assured of the number two (2) position
      on the hierarchy of the Islamist State of Nigeria. That’s what APC party is all about.
      APC is an electoral version of the rabid Al Qaeda fight for Islamic State of Nigeria.

      What is still being disguised as election in 2015 is actually a full-blown ISLAMIC JIHAD
      to capture the YORUBA CHRISTIANS. The trick is to give brooms to naive Yoruba Christians
      for them to wave around and mislead them that APC is the same old and secular
      Alliance for Democracy (AD) party.

      • Omo Eleniyan

        …..(2) ISLAMIC AGENDA OF YORUBA MUSLIMS IN APC

        The purpose of going to school is to have and sharpen one’s ability to reason.
        Yoruba Christians are likely the best educated groups in Nigeria, but alas, they
        are becoming the least thinking. I am writing this letter out of extreme anger plus
        huge dis-appointment at Yoruba Christians who are being led by the nose to a
        slaughterhouse by the Muslims but told they’re only being taken on a frolic.

        What is progressive in Muhammadu Buhari’s ATAVISM to take Yorubaland by the scruff
        of the neck and throw it back inside the time-warp of 1804 A.D Jihad of Sokoto Caliphate?
        What is progressive in the rulership by a man having a primary 6 school certificate?

        What is progressive in the APC announcing a plan to enact Sharia Law in the 36 states –
        given that nation-wide Sharia Law is a very good definition of Islamic State of Nigeria?
        Muslims are defining “Islamism” as “progressive” for educated Christians to accept.
        Whereas, APC is an Islamic organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing except servitude for
        those Yoruba Christians who are not given to folly, like Pastor Yemi Oshinbajo.

        • Ademola Adeojo

          President Jonathan gave 7 billion Naira to the Yoruba thug to cause security problems for Yora business on March 16 in Lagos. He is Gani Adams and he is muslim!!! We Yorubas are voting for our son. And you know him-He is Professor Osinbajo -a professor, a lawyer and a christian!! I am loving this- We Yorubas vote for our son Osinbajo, you Ijaws vote for your son -Jonathan! -50-50 no cheating! I am loving this !!!

          • JustMe

            Osinbajo does not have a seperate ticket, it is a joint ticket. It is not a crime you support GMB ambition. It support GEJ but to me looking at your name you are my brother and that fact can not change. Political divide is not for enmity it is created to make leadership better and for the dividend of democracy to get to the people. Thank you.

        • Clear Water

          Stick to issues son. Time of divide and rule along religious lines is long gone.

        • Funso

          Ọmọ ọdọ (boy boy, servant)- ni omo eleniyan.

        • Akanji92

          Yorubas are unlike the Ijaws. We have Christians, Muslims, and Traditional Yoruba religions’ believers coexisting peacefully. Unfortunately, people like you, Sambo, Oritsajefor or your principal, GEJ can not divide us.
          In 2011, irrespective of our faiths we voted overwhelmingly for GEJ. This time around we reject Jonathan. Our leaders spoke at the Parliament building last Thursday (19/03/2015). Gooluck Ebele Jonathan, Yoruba ko e, Yoruba ko e, Yoruba ko e. (meaning Goodluck Yorubas reject you).
          General Muhammadu Buhari Yoruba gba e, Yoruba gba e, Yoruba gba e (General Muhammadu Buhari Yoruba accept you).

          • JustMe

            Sorry don’t generalize. Difference in choice of who to vote for ordinarily is not a division. So don’t based your fact of no division on an assumption of collectively rejecting GEJ it is a lie. I won’t vote GMB and I know others too that will never vote for him forget about that propaganda. It your choice vote for him does not cancel the fact that you are my brother. Thank you.

        • JustMe

          Why all this nonsense now? Let people vote for whoever they wish that should not be your problem. The way you carry it make it to look like you are paid to do it. You make the rest of us supporting GEJ to appear as if we are fools. i am a christian and a Yoruba well educated living in Lagos though from Ogun. I can tell you boldly that the support APC is enjoying is LAGOS is largely virtual its not real. It is a calculated propaganda to make people like you feel unsecured. Free yourself from their grip. I don’t doubt it they may get up to 60% of lagos vote because APC can pay to get VOTE I am sure of it. It even surprise me that they are the one accusing GEJ/PDP of giving out billions because I know delegates who received money to VOTE BUHARI in the primary election the same thing goes for AMBODE primary election. I know people that am close to that are members of APC that are going to the lagos state house of assembly under APC who never did anything for it only that they paid homage to TINUBU and he endorsed them and UP they won the primaries. So keep your peace. Watch as the matter unfold.

      • Ademola Adeojo

        The Yoruba masses, scholars, intelelctuals, middle class and professionals met in Ibadan on March 19. This is our decision: ONLY YORUBA BASTARDS WILL VOTE FOR GOODLUCK JONATHAN ON MARCH 28. And there are few Yoruba omo ale-bastards like Gani Adams(a muslim) who President Jonathan gave 7 billion Naira to. We are voting for Buhari /Osinbajo ticket because our son is the VP candidate(Osinbajo) and he is a Professor, a lawyer and a christian! I am loving these posts!

        • etochiuhegbu

          Which makes Goodluck the best candidate

      • Clear Water

        You are sounding too desperate Mr. man.

      • Ademola Adeojo

        I call it 50-50 no cheating. You Ijaws vote for your son-Jonathan(PDP). We Yorubas vote for our son-Professor Osinbajo(APC)-50-50 no cheating!

  • grace folarin

    This article is baseless and too useless to read! is GEJ the first president in the world that when he uses the airport road to move there would be grand halting? you media print out anything and this is due to the leniency of the president. if GEJ was so strict and head bent on dealing with such utterances, your media will be shot down. but because he says nothing, u type rubbish and poison the minds of the people. if any state governor had sense of how to rule esp lagos state. they would put proper measures in place. but since Fashola was looking for a news to give he capitalised on this moment. shame on him for hammering had on the misfortunes that befell that day. #GEJ4NAIJA

    • Mohammed Abubakar

      Sai Buhari oyoyo. Sai Change oyoyo. Sai Buhari /Osinbajo oyoyo-dis matter sweet well well.

      • etochiuhegbu

        Hahaha….. a 100yrs old man that was sacked by junior boys in the army..and he shamelessly received PTF chairman from them while crying ..pls next jist

    • Strong System

      Jonathan isn’t the first to start this madness, but he would’ve been the first to stop it.
      Clueless with golden opportunity =loss opportunity

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        Mgbada.
        You want him to right all the wrongs Buhari and the rest of the old guards instituted. He is something of an ubermensch now, a superman?

    • Scalywag

      But for a distance of 50km he could sometimes go by chopper from Aso villa to reduce the inconvenience to citizens. Saves time too

  • Scalywag

    Let him enjoy it while it lasts

  • trippi

    Nonsense… Just wasted a few minutes of a time i will never have again reading this trash.. Garbage journalism..

    • Mohammed Abubakar

      because the Ijaw President-Godluck Jonathan was exposed? Haba!

      • trippi

        Did the Hausa fulani presidents fare better when they held sway ?

        • Mohammed Abubakar

          So? Goodluck Jonathan and Patience Jonathan are justified in being a nuisance on the roads and for us? Can you think thru your “logic”/

    • Dauda

      just as Nigerians will not take the trash from President Jonathan!

      • etochiuhegbu

        What trash is that which you would not take?

  • MC

    PremiumTimesng has ran out of news.

    • Dauda

      because you do not like the news!

      • MC

        Dauda! What news is in that story? That the number one citizen in Nigeria is protected as supposed?

        • Dauda

          No! It is that No1 citizen-President Jonathan- is public nuisance to his employers-we Nigerian people and voters!

      • etochiuhegbu

        It is obvious that it is not necessry..as it is no news…let them go an run interviews on christian family members of those that Boko haram members killed…that would be a better news

        • Dauda

          And perhaps they should also write on the 7billion naira bribe President Jonathan gave to the thug Gani Adams so that he can help Goodluck Jonathan cause insecurity in Yorubaland?

  • Pastor Jones

    Editor Premium Times,

    Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Oyedepo

    A tragedy of Biblical proportion is unfolding in Yorubaland. Yoruba Christians are yearning for Islamic State.
    This is how history will record the failures of Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Oyedepo as unfit leaders of Chrstians.
    The two of them can see the result of their crass leadership of Christians whom they sell Holy Spirit to for tithes.
    Besides that commerce, Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Oyedepo provide no leadership at a time of Islamic Jihad.

    They are too scared, not to say hypocritical, to issue an interdict and forbid Christians from entrapment.
    Perhaps for fear of losing cash gifts from Yoruba Jihadists, these two Pastors hide their heads in the sands.
    They are becoming the undertakers of the death of enlightened Christianity in Nigeria, for the love of money.
    Yet they feel no compunction as the two self-declared Leaders of the two biggest churches in Yorubaland.

    • Funso

      Ọmọ ale ati Ọmọ ọdọ ni “Pastor” Jones.

    • Gbolade Smith

      @Pastor Jones:

      Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Oyedepo are scams. They are only looking for money.
      There’s no scintilla of Holy Spirit in either of them. They just dupe their congregation.
      It took an American – Richard Grenell – to issue the interdict they should have issued.
      Pastors Adeboye and Oyedepo are a splendid waste of space in true Christianity.

      • Busola Akinnola

        Did you read the scam and bribe President Jonathan gave to the muslim-Gani Adams-to cause insecurity in Yorubaland? Jonathan gave out 7 billion bribe. I see you are desperate. And we will deal with you on this. Bring on your silly talk and we will reply you with some logical stuff you never thot about.

        • davido

          @busola:

          I think the real scam in Yorubaland is when the Muslims in APC party
          plot insidious Islamic agenda and sell it to daft Yoruba Christians as
          THE YORUBA AGENDA.

          • Chijoke

            Christians in Anglican, Methodist and Baptist Churches are the most empty-headed.
            They look to me like the well-dressed of slaves of very scruffy Muslims, heart and soul.
            They are only a tad worse than dumb and deaf Yoruba Catholics who hardly think.
            But the prize for the most daft must go to the Aladura and the Chrubim and Seraphim.
            Those ones are dyed-in-the wool autistic adults who are low hanging fruits for Jihadists.

      • Edward

        Did you not read the number of oil license Richard Grenell got from Goodluck Jonathan and Diezani Alison Madueke to release the sponsored statement? You must be kidding Nigerians! Mumu!

        • Esichei Patrick

          JONES:

          Look, so your fake Pastors in Yorubaland expect the Igbo to come and save them
          when Yoruba Christians are captured by the fewer Muslims, no be so? Una no well.
          We are not coming to save any Christian in Yorubaland. Continue with your stupidity.

          This is not 1966. We are determined to fully defend our old eastern region you people

          joined the Hausa people to come and destroy. We will rebuild it Biafra than allow Islamic

          Jihad in our own land. Everyday here i only read about Islamic agenda. That means Yoruba
          Christians are born-slaves if they don’t have their own agenda. Simple!

          • Badejo Akinlabi

            Is “Pastor” Oritsejafor CAN President one of the “real” Pastors? You mean the cash and carry Pastors are the “real” Pastors?

        • Pastor Jones

          ISLAMIST BEHEADING OF HUMAN beings IS THE EPITOME OF EVIL
          YOU THAT LOVE THE LORD…..and loves Jehovah…..MUST HATE EVIL:
          NEVER VOTE FOR AN ISLAMIST PARTY IN THE MIDDLE OF A JIHAD.

          • Esichei Patrick

            JONES:

            Look, so your fake Pastors in Yorubaland expect the Igbo to come and save them
            when Yoruba Christians are captured by the fewer Muslims, no be so? Una no well.
            We are not coming to save any Christian in Yorubaland. Continue with your stupidity.

            This is not 1966. We are determined to fully defend our old eastern region you people
            joined the Hausa people to come and destroy. We will rebuild it Biafra than allow Islamic
            Jihad in our own land. Everyday here i only read about Islamic agenda. That means Yoruba
            Christians are born-slaves if they don’t have their own agenda. Simple!

          • No Comment

            “The dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

            ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

            (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

            [October 25th, 2014]

          • No Comment

            “The dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims“.

            ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

            (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

            [October 25th, 2014]

          • Badejo Akinlabi

            Two issues. You know Nigerian geography is very clear. The western(Yoruba) and Eastern(Igbo borders) are far apart. They do not meet. So stop deluding yourself. Best for you to stay in your Igboland. Can you tell Nigerians why you are never contented with staying in YOUR OWN PLACE please? Secondly, you talked about some real Pastors. Are the “real” Pastors-Oritsejafor who collect 7 billion Naira from Goodluck Jonathan to distribute to other “real” pastors?

      • J. Johnson

        G.Smith

        They may both soon be public stripped and dealt with, when Yoruba Christians wake up
        to realize how both men have misled Christians into blithe acceptance as Muslim slaves.
        That’s what happened in other countries in history where useless Pastors were burnt.
        They should both resign now if they have no courage to fight against this Islamic Jihad.
        They are both too cowardly, too dull, and too money-conscious to lead Yoruba Christians.
        Should Christians take matters into their hands, they’ll both suffer severe consequences.

        • Seyi

          These look like thugs. Are these Jonathan’s “Christians” too?

    • Seyi

      Pastor, can you tell us your own share in the 7billion Naira President Jonathan gave the Christian Association of Nigeria-CAN?

  • Spoken word

    This GEJ his second name should be wasteful.

  • patriot

    PM is APC media propagandist. Rivers deputy governor has defected to pdp yet that is not a breaking news in pm. Now they are talking of security been provided for a sitting president who is seeking reelection, who in deed should be adequately secured.

  • burning spear

    Buhari’s Campaign Rice Arrives Nigeria.

    Another Batch of imported customised Campaign rice belonging to the APC Presidential candidate, Pa Muhammadu Buhari has just arrived at the Lagos Port.
    The first batch that barth last weekend are been sent to state capitals and Local government headquarters.

    Buhari who said in 2003 that it is his duty to ensure that sharia law is established across the country, is doing fine in the electioneering campaign since he travelled overseas for medical treatment.

    His campaign is polling under 34% in the Nigeria latest polls, while President Jonathan is soaring around 58%. Majority of the undecided are likely to vote for Buhari, whose poor health, loss of memory, apparent deceits from his party leadership, exposed high corruption of his sponsors and the victory of the Nigerian Troops among other factors are not helping Buhari.what a shame

  • ODOFIN, Lagos

    I have experienced it many times in Abuja and even in Lagos, it is totally dehumanizing to the people on the road at that point in time. we are treated like a slave in our own Country and by our supposed president even after looting our common wealth and sharing some to militia groups…

  • Comfortkay

    This is a pure madness of first class and it has even got worst, our leaders and their security chiefs should go and see how things work in another country.
    When a President is not free to mingle among his country men and women and shake hands there is a problem there.
    The question is when will this craziness stop?

    • Wale

      Very soon buddy; help is on the way.

    • real

      Go to youtube abd type barak obama in La. Count the vehicles and see the locked down. Visit DC and see what happens if barak was to travel by raod anywhere in DC, then you’ll understand what is called lockdown. During OBJ era, three helicopters will lockdown his car. One directly over the car, the other two by the sides.
      Premiumtimes should look for soemthing else to say

      • Paului

        I live in DC and secret service does not lock down dc in order to travel. Marine one and two helicopters do that. GED does not need to paralyze the whole country because of his travels. Please , be sensitive to all .

        • konfumaster

          Your not a president in the USA still ur not save there. One of the day you will find urself got shot

        • real

          I don’t think you do. Some places, he goes with Marine one others he goes by road. When he’s outside DC, the advance team move his cars and everything. Go to youtube and see for yourself.

      • Comfortkay

        This is 21 Century.

        • real

          Just browse youtube and see for yourself and tell me when it happened. So many of you are so ignorant and you don’t hide it under cloak at all. Is barak Obama president in the 10th century?

        • real

          so Obama ruled in 13th century?

  • Breaking NEWS!

    Breaking NEWS!!!!……a Presidential aspirant has slumped again!!!!

    Details later!!!!!!

  • Repeater Station

    Why the Yoruba will vote en masse for President Jonathan….

    Lagosians can now stop complaining. They have themselves to blame in Lagos state.
    It’s all their fault for being so local and nearly daft. They elected Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu
    who did not go to a provable school as their governor for 8 years to RUIN their lives, and,
    they did so with their eyes open, right? What did you expect should happen to Lagos?

    They knew that this same Bola Ahmed Tinubu has all along been on U.S court records as a
    plea-bargained drugs-running criminal. Next to that, you should ask: what did they do
    to mitigate their losses. Nothing sensible!

    Like drunken mariners they trooped out 8 years later, this time against the facts to elect
    Alhaji Raji Fashola (on the say-so of the same Bola Tinubu) who on his own part had
    struggled through a 3rd rate Birch Freeman Secondary school in Lagos, not so?
    Surely, Lagosians can’t be classed as bright or intelligent for so doing, but will rather
    more likely be classified as either dull or daft.

    • Repeater Station

      ………….(2) Why the Yoruba will vote en masse for President Jonathan

      What did you expect should happen with those serial blunders? Of course, it’s exactly the
      messiness you see in Lagos where Raji Fashola banned FREEDOM OF INFORMATION;
      but did not get slapped in protest for it – not even on the wrist – therefore confirming Lagos
      state today as a colony of slaves.

      It is a fact that 99% of Lagosians did NOT know anything about Raji Fashola or ever saw
      or heard him before or read anything he ever wrote showing his values or thought-process.
      Lagosians can now see the huge cost of their stupidity and will surely avoid it on 28th March.

      Lagosians now groan that between Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola, ALL of the $40 billion
      Lagos state revenue got since 1999 have either been recklessly blown or majorly stolen.
      On top of this baleful legacy of the duo in Lagos state is the matter of un-precedented debt
      of $3.7 billion now owed by the Lagos state government.

      To tell the truth, Lagosians deserve swindling for being retards for it was so easy for
      the duo of Tinubu and Fashola to dupe the 17 million Lagosians with only a broom
      and without firing any shot to rob them all in broad daylight. What a people!

      • Freethinker

        ..

      • I go die O!

        COME SEE THE REAL SERVITUDE OF YORUBA CHRISTIANS IN LAGOS.
        I BEG COME SEE SUFFER-HEAD UNDER THE ISLAMIC STATE OF APC

        …………….And now, Lagosians perish for lack of knowledge

        APC, CHANGE!!! APC, PROGRESS!!, APC, DEMOCRACY FOREVER!!!

        • We can call this one BRTP, i.e: Bus Riding The People.
        Hahahaha! I never go; Lagosians, i beg, i still dey come!

        • Sagoe

          Incoming Governor Jimi Agbaje:

          You MUST have spatial awareness. You are coming onto a crime scene in Alausa.
          The first order of business there is an open PROBE of the treasury funds from 1999.
          To be followed by arrest, arraignment, conviction and sentencing of treasury thieves.
          Restitution must then follow with mass seizures of illegitimate assets of APC thieves.
          If you fail this first step on your resumption you’ll be stoned in public within 3 months.

  • The twin

    Remember he has said “He doesn’t give a damn”

    • Daniel Adams

      Do you want to take a damn?

  • uduakomiri

    Country run by animals who behave like Nigeria is a super jungle yet some brainless Nigerians do not see anything wrong in what these animalistic politicians and their pig-faced spouses are doing to the dignity, security and humanity of Nigerians. How has the servant become the master lording it over those whom he is paid to serve?

    • konfumaster

      You 419 guys are the one pulling this country down. Don’t blame any one else

    • Daniel Adams

      That is your headache

  • NNAMDI EZENWAFOR UNIJE

    WHAT A WASTE OF RESOURCES!!! IN MOSCOW WHERE I LIVE THE PRESIDENT USES VERY FEW CONVEY AND SOME TIME COPPER IN ORDER NOT TO CAUSE HOLD UP ON THE ROADS.NIGERIA IS A REAL ZOO INDEED!

    • konfumaster

      The Russian racist will attack you there after then you will return to the Same zoo or do you have anywhere else to go

      • Omaretsule Eric Uwanikone

        nice answer

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  • Daniel Adams

    Noise making no be campaign

  • Musbau Hamzat

    This is the final ceremony for the outgoing President Jonathan

  • JustMe

    APC stop this nonsense, Ok by the calculation 300 officer were deployed and that left the whole of Abuja unsecured right? No lie is more than that. Abuja needed to be patrolled by police no doubt about that has much has the other state needed it but nobody is getting that. Here in Lagos they enter into inner road to mount checking point to extort money from okada and commuters and the highway where they can be easily exposed they leave without any care for lives and property of the people how has that become the problem to be associated with the presidents movement. People peddling this must be sick.

  • NIGERIA

    President Jonathan Ebele Azikiwe of Federal Republic of Nigeria!!Haba Premium Times let the President enjoys last moment magnificient convoys and sirens as after March 28 2015 the poor guy is moving back to Otuoke village and not ASO villa.Even his Abuja grabbed farm land/crocodiles farm will miss him and the villagers might likely come back to their old settlement.