Why NSA Sambo Dasuki paid me N670 million – Nduka Obaigbena

Nduka Obaigbena, Chairman of Leaders & Company Limited, which runs THISDAY Newspaper titles and Arise TV Network

The Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Thisday newspaper, Nduka Obaigbena, has said the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, paid him N670 million as compensation for attacks on his newspaper’s offices in Abuja and Kaduna in 2012.

He said he also received compensation for the illegal seizure of newspapers by men of the armed forces.

Mr. Obaigbena made the disclosure while responding to an invitation by the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) in connection to the ongoing probe into the usage of $2.1 billion arms procurement fund by the office of the NSA under Mr Dasuki.

Mr Dasuki, alongside so top officials of the former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, and other former senior officials are currently being investigated for the alleged diversion of the fund.

Mr Obaigbena is the second owner of a mainstream media organisation, after the founder of DAAR Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television and Raypower radio network, Raymond Dokpesi, who have been mentioned in the investigation.

Mr Dokpesi, who is still in EFCC custody, is facing a six-count charge of fraud and money laundering in a federal High Court in Abuja.

In a letter, dated December 9, 2015, addressed to the Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Obaigbena explained that he was in the United States and would honour the invitation in person as soon as he returned to the country. He, however, stated that he thought it necessary to issue a statement prior to his return.

He denied to have ever received any suspicious funds from the office of the NSA adding that all funds he received were “payment for compensation to mitigate” terror attacks on the head office of his newspaper in Abuja and another attack on the newspaper’s office in Kaduna.

“N100,000,000 +N100,000,000 and N250,000,000 respectively received in August, November and February 2014 as compensation to mitigate the dastardly Boko Haram twin bombing of the Thisday newspapers offices in Abuja and Kaduna on Thursday April 26, 2012, during which four innocent Nigerian lives were lost, our building destroyed and we lost full colour Goss printing towers and three (3) pre-press Computer-To-Plate and auxiliary equipment and other (in)valuable property valued at over N2.5 billion having lost our printing facility to terrorists due to inadequate protection by the Federal Government of Nigeria,” he wrote.

Mr Obaigbena added that he was compelled to make the request after the federal government spent N3 billion in reconstructing the United Nations office that was bombed by Boko Haram in August 2011.

He further wrote that he received additional N120 million in March 2015 on behalf of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and 12 newspapers who asked to be compensated for the “unlawful seizure and stoppage of circulation by armed soldiers in Abuja and several cities.”

Mr. Obaigbena explained that as the Chairman of NPAN, he did that to forestall a planned class action the newspapers were going to institute against the government.

He explained that on both occasions, former President Goodluck Jonathan initially refused to accede to the demands so as not to create a precedence but later approved the payment after he (Nduka) confronted him with the effort the government had undertaken to reconstruct the UN building.

“On both occasions, President Jonathaan said he did not wish to lay precedence and in our case, he specifically said there were many victims of Boko Haram, I had to confront President Jonathan on the Issue when I learnt of the approval for the reconstruction of the Abuja United Nations Building, since we were the second major organisation that would be attacked by Boko Haram after the UN attack. He therefore directed me to meet with the National Security Adviser who processed the three payments in question.”


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  • Rommel

    Arrant nonsense,when did NSA become an insurance company? and how many other Nigerians affected by Boko Haram were compensated for their losses? it is now clear that Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan was the punishment that God sent to the country for the many transgressions.

    • @Kazkanye

      I was thinking to myself “What about his business insurance” as i was reading Nduka’s statement, then i stumbled on your comment. God Bless You! A lot of Nigerians who see nothing wrong i this payment are morons, even if government must compensate businesses after suffering terror attacks, it must be done transparently. Nobody knew about all these payments until PMB open their yansh.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Did Buhari appear b4 the Optua paenl to answer charges of stealing b4 your late uncles panel? Which excuse did he give for the theft of the 2.8bn—–oil wind fall——–?

      • Nwa_Africa

        Omo ale………………..

      • @Kazkanye

        What is “Optua paenl”?

        • Nwa_Africa

          Na Ijaw English be that………………………

        • Julius

          lolz. I bet he has a phd too. Like his brother Jonathan !.

          • Burbank

            Please @Julius.
            Don’t be rude.
            @Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer is using a Braille keyboard, in the dark.

          • Julius

            hahahahaha !, You right. You notice that Methu hasnt been making too much noise lately. Thats Ibo man for you

          • Burbank

            Very true observations…he is busy making several post-dated overseas medical appointment, just in case.

          • Julius

            Lmaoooooooooooo !. Yes ooooooo.

        • Höly Wähala

          He’s Deri di Drunk, probably drunk… as usual.

          • Maria

            Hahahahahahahahahahahaha…He was heavily drunk of apeteshi or is it shepe? He could not see the keyboard clearly…

          • Burbank

            What keyboard?
            He’s using the mouse to type.

          • eddy

            LOoooooooooooooool!!!

      • SAM .A

        You talk like a Vagrant pyschosis , the guy tormented by seven legions that Jesus sent into swines , who later ran into the sea.You can never follow news u read , because the coordination section in your brain has been undergoing disintegration since Jonathan your Hero lost.

        • Sir Demo

          Lord God have mercy! What a succinct and exact diagnosis of his syndrome. U are too much Sam!

          • SAM .A

            Thank Sir ,the guy have been raving and pouring out a disorganized stuff from his mind .I am tired of it.H e has never stayed with the story in his response.

          • Sir Demo

            His is a perverted mind.

        • Burbank

          Wooooooo….nasty
          He is the spirit that tormented that guy that entered the swines that ran to biafra.

    • Nwa_Africa

      Thanks for saying his real name not what he used in deceiving Ndigbo……………………………

      • Anonymous

        Most igbos voted for him out of sentiment. An introvert don’t do very well as commander in chief. He was there watching all those thieves stole Nigeria to insolvency. ‘Ebelemi’ altered and became Ebele. Do both names mean the same thing?

    • duwdu

      This captures my thoughts almost exactly, @Rommel, thanks.

      P34c3
      …..

    • Chuks

      Rev Fr Mbaka said it eloquently that Jonathan is a curse on the nation. Even from his sick bed Yar’adua refused handing over power to the creek misfit, knowing how dangerous he is with public funds. Imagine how much this mediocre president gave the Niger Delta militants?

      • Sir Demo

        God bless you!

      • Wale

        Tompolo was buying ships onbehalf of Nigerian Navy.
        Go figure.

        • Burbank

          Ships?
          You meant the “Titanic.”

        • gboromiro

          Scary to envisage

  • lala

    God help us. These people speak like we are idiots. Is that his defense? I see that all the looters are heaping the blame on GEJ who in turn will point to his security vote as his alibi. Where is this heading?

  • Yet he couldn’t pay the salary of his workers.
    This statement coming from is questionable and I hope a proper investigation is going to be carried out to ascertain the truth.

    • Burbank

      How true!

  • Hassan Lawal

    ……imagine, all these petty thieves are fathers to some children,husbands to some Wives and big -men to most of us.
    ….its so sad, now tell me what right have they to ask their kids not to steal or do wrong things?

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Buhari stole over 2.8b from the oil revenue of the SS–And has gone on to steal another 5.6b from NNPC again Failed his school cert–yet got enlisted into the army and became president via the USA ati the Yorubas—–working for the CIA–in Nigeria————-Any lessons for your children-if u have any?–That it is good not to work hard for yr exams–cause mother luck will smile on u provided u are a fulani from Senegal or Chad–and resident in Nigeria abi? Animals

      • Nwa_Africa

        Ijaw foo0l………………………..You are a twat…………………

        • Holy truth

          He is just a confused soul living a miserable life.

          • Nwa_Africa

            He is high……………….Always high………………….

      • Ade Omowest

        Abeg, go smoke another wrap of ‘gbana’ and give us longer trash from your deranged mind/brain.

      • Buhari4Ever

        You are just a terrible mess of an animal

        • Sir Demo

          I was of that opinion too before. Now I know for sure, he does not even have the IQ of the lowest primate.

      • pheliciti

        What a shame…. being yourself is punishment enough, why curse you? Whatever it takes, please don’t end it through self help. You should wait around and see Nigeria become better.

  • Dr Mosh

    If he must be compensated why the money came from office of the NSA?

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Where else would the money have come from—-the cocoa pods in the South West or the fake Fulani groundnut pyramids-?-The Kudi ati Awo came from the Abacha loot—–The very money that Buhari said Abacha did not steal-from the oil revenue base of the SS–Is Buhari not ashamed of himself—well the Fulanis hardly ever have any shame left in them–ati the Yorubas sha–

      • Holy truth

        U need to check_in into a rehab 4 dis ur ogogoro problem b4 it finishes u off.

      • Sir Demo

        Is this from an orangutan or an unhinged human?

    • Arabakpura

      It must come from there o because I am arranging my own compensation!

    • Holy truth

      I tire o.

    • tundemash

      Because NSA is insurance company .

    • Holy truth

      Bcos ONSA was gej’s ATM.

  • agbobu

    AND NOW THEY ARE SINGING, WHAT A NATION UNDER GOODLUCK JONATHAN THAT WAS IN THE STRANGLE HOLD OF A VERY SHAMELESS AND VERY DISGUSTING CABAL GANG OF THIEVES AND LOOTERS SHAME ON ALL OF YOU

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      When we all know Buhari is a thief—and head of the REMITA group—Cause we are aware he is so empty upstairs the only walking stick he can rely on–is the fake anti corruption rubbish-that he has been singing like a broken record——————Aware he is presently working with the most corrupt humans as Ministers on mother earth———–Sad that any dog who was—————–paid a penny by the government of Jonathan, must be investigated————nonsense—–Spending billions to chase shadows instead of moving Nigeria forward—economically—with very sound economic ideas—-He can not cause he is not well schooled——-See Buhari is a National disaster if not a curse–He is now the lying machine of APC-Can Buhari point to one editorial that Thisday wrote to enhance the status of Jonathan—-? Were they able to to rebrand him–for the Ijaw Nation or Nigeria? It is the work Jonathan did for Nigeria, that is gradually taking him around the globe—and not the millions that these media people got from him—If thisday received that much from the NSA, then Only God knows what Premium Times and Sharia Reporters ati Punch must have gotten from APC——Separation is the answer–not the rule of the Fulanis ati Yorubas again-

      • Nwa_Africa

        Foo0l

      • agbobu

        ‘YOU NEVER BEGIN HALA!!!!’

      • Jake

        You are on your own

      • zacchaeus Akinleye

        Quality people decided to make Buhari their president, as against the corrupt swamp dwellers who lack the resources to think objectively like this wino.

      • Holy truth

        Ogogoro man no dey tire, tombo!!

      • Buhari4Ever

        Deri Orbuka, no cure yet for your mental disorder? You need to go back to the Swiss Refugee Camp where you escaped from.

  • REDEEM

    With the naira pegged at 197 to a dollar officially and selling at 249 in black market, what tribe, what people and of what religion benefit?

    Abacha did it. He pegged the naira at 21 naira to a dollar. His son simply goes to the bank, gve them 21 naira, collect dollar and go and sell to Aboki/mallam/Northerners who control that racket and they sell to other Nigerians. This is documented truth.

    Years later, Buhari is doing the same thing. CAN YOU GO TO THE BANK TO BUY DOLLARS AT 197? WHY NOT? Now if you and I cannot go and buy dollars at that official rate, what is the purpose, of what use is the pegging of the exchange rate at that price?

    haha! I hear your brain working. I hear you thinking.

    Now I ask again “How come mallams always have dollars?”

    Furthermore, if Buhari was so insistent on “defending the naira”, something that has driven businesses away, caused job loss for hundreds of thousands and is depleting our foreign exchange…foreign exchange that PDP gathered up for children unborn (Buhari has wasted 4.7 billion in six months) how come he is not raiding and arresting Abokis (Aboki means “friend” and is how we refer to Northerners who sell dollars especially, and not used derogatorily) who are “undefending” the naira by selling at 250?

    Truth remains that the Aboki is the major beneficiary of this huge disparity between the official rate of exchange and parralel/black market. Buhari is as usual ready to destroy the country just to favour “his people”….

    • @Kazkanye

      You’ve just conveyed the simplest of idea in too many words – how is this related to #DasukiATM.?

    • Mockme

      Unfortunately, you cannot walk into any bank in Nigeria and buy dollars. You just cannot, not today. So, improve on your data.

    • Holy truth

      What relevance is dis ur senseless comment has to d subject about now? Get life man!!!

    • Sir Demo

      Who let this d – g out???

  • Arabakpura

    Boko Haram can come and bomb my newspaper house or I can arrange one; but who would I confront?

    • Julius

      hahahahaha, if you were Jonathan friend, yes, you can do that and get paid. Unbelievable bro !

  • Truthometer

    This defence is as weak and ridiculous as just accepting that you are part of the infamous heists perpetrated through the office of NSA. Nduka Obaigbena, please be quiet. Strop implicating yourself. You are so dumb!!!

    • Julius

      Criminals are usually dumb . You seeing that now !. lolz

  • ELKINGS

    I just discovered a calling app called Ringoversea. It is so cheap for Nigeria. Has anyone tried it?

  • Nwa_Africa

    Foo0lish man talking like a little child……………………….Your argument is so weak and cannot stand the taste of time………………….What of those ordinary Nigeria that were killed by Boko haram if Dasuki will pay only you N670 Million?

  • Ajantala

    We are beginning to see the ENEMIES of Nigeria. Is Nigeria an “Insurance” company??? How much did Nigeria pay victims of Boko Haram? Nduka MUST refund this monies. These people have destroyed Nigeria?

  • Dazmillion

    I first started losing respect for obaigbena when he stopped paying his workers salaries and was gallivanting around the globe with models, not giving a damn. But if this is his defense for collecting 650 million then the man is really pathetic. Anyway Nigeria is not a jungle so he should be made to tell this story before a judge who will then decide if we were robbed.

    • Sunday OGUNKANMI

      Nduka was never a good employer from day one. He is never a believer of paying salaries. Rather, he was always encouraging his journalists to go out scavenging for commercial journalism. He carried that to his so-called cable station, ARISE which has literally gone comatose in London. You can never see journalist with conscience and grounded in ethics working with THISDAY

  • Outraged

    GOD WILL DESTROY JONATHAN AND HIS WHOLE FAMILY FOR LOOTING NIGERIA

    • tundemash

      Ammmmmeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      And God will also destroy the e-rats on this forum support this mindless looting.

      • Reason-ability

        Bless, do not curse. God will avenge.

        • Burbank

          God’s avenger is Buhari, not Ultron.

      • Otile

        Your god Beelzebub is not a just god, besides he only has power over you people his worshipers. Awon arna.

  • duwdu

    OK, Mr. Obaigbena, the Nigerian state is waiting for you to come back to the country, look your fellow countrymen in the eye, and give us this absurd and mindless excuse for collecting 670 Million Naira of blood money.

    You will also tell what you have ever done from your own pocket to compensate the ordinary and everyday victims of terrorism by Boko Haram in this our obodo Nigeria.

    Do have a safe journey back home…we’re waiting.

    P34c3
    …..

    • Holy truth

      If u know dis man called nduka, he is just too greedy, stingy, self-centered& arogant.

  • ade

    @ Rommel I quite appreciate your logic. So please lets ask them the money they gave Chief Tony Anenih, Mallam Shekarau, Bode George & co is compensation for what ?

    • Ha

      As compensation for the trauma they found themselves in after hearing about the attack of the Thisday Newspaper.

      • AfricanChild

        ..thank you for making me laugh so hard. This is hilarious. hahahahahahahahahahaha

      • Burbank

        LMAO

    • pheliciti

      Transport fare to go commiserate with Thisday

  • JJ

    Still,
    Jonathan – the calamity any nation should pray against!
    Never Never Again!

  • utolason

    Is the Dasuki the right person to pay out compensation for Newspaper seizure and Boko Haram attack on ThisDay premises? Where in the budget was this appropriated? Did all of these add up to the huge sum paid to him? The answer to this questions are no. This man needs to be prosecuted.

    • Factsay

      What budget are u talking about?
      Which book will contain all the things if a very single penny spent by govt is budgeted?
      So if flood comes now. Govt will first make budget and seek approval before attending to flood problens.

      • John

        you are a real novice.

      • utolason

        What are you saying? She used the phrase “to be appropriated”. So she knew it wasn’t appropriated! Even so, it isn’t the role of an adviser (of whatever grade) to collect funding from ministry of finance and spend same for the purpose enumerated in the memo.

      • Ha

        Wonder never end. A hunger-stricken Nigerian calling N670 million ”every single penny”. God will forgive you.

        • Factsay

          God go pardon u

      • Sir Demo

        Hear this animal in human skin! Madam Puff Puff claimed she transfered the billions for arms, Dasuki sugared it to co looters! What nonsense are you spewing? May God punish all defenders of looters severely and terribly

  • kuli

    When did Nigeria turn into an insurance company? Weakest defense ever!

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Mr Nduka needs to come back and answer questions. Nobody asked him to spill his guts on the pages of Premium Times. His statements should be taken with a grain of salt. He appears to be acting in a pre-emptive manner which suggests to me that his story is a decoy to ensure that the truth is ultimately obscured. All he needs to do is to produce evidence backing up his story and he will be fine. But I doubt he can.

    • Otile

      Diaper sniffer, apply you rsharia to your people, leave others alone. There can be no justice in sharia for a non Mohammedan.

      • Gugurus Ekpa

        Otile,

        You sound like a baby in shock. Are you okay today?

        • Otile

          Diaper sniffer, how many babies have you made in Sambisa forest so far?

          • eddy

            Childish!!!

  • tundemash

    E-rats Otile, TAWANDA, Factsay, Oleku, you see how your future was squandered to pay for “compensation” for terrorists and armed robbery attacks. Since when has the office of the NSA become an insurance company ??????????????

    • Ade Omowest

      You forgot to mention the maddest of them all by name ‘Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer’.

      • Buhari4Ever

        His name is Deri Orbuka aka Burning Spear, Redeem, very shameless Izon et al

        • Burbank

          Gbam

      • tundemash

        I consider him an animal. Somewhere along the line during his (mis)conception, human gene got mixed up with that of an ape.

        • Burbank

          LOLz…best comment on the Internet today!

        • Otile

          I now know you are a Muslim. See how much you hate your fellow human being, see how you described his person. Thank God you were created black, you would be carrying your pistol gunning down black kids in the streets of London as a neo-nazi. Islamic terrorist banza.

          • tundemash

            Oloshi be hallucinating here while your future was stolen away by Dasuki, Obigbena, Jonathan and Dokpesi. Yopu ahve no future talkless of your unfortunate children !

    • Ha

      “An insurance company”. God bless you for using this term.

      • Burbank

        Amen

    • Otile

      Terrorist Abu tundemash, we know who squandered our wealth in the name of one Nigeria. We know how much Awolowo and his wife stole from us, we know how much Abiola stole from our ITT money, and we know how much Bank-ole stole from us, we know, don’t rub it in.

      • tundemash

        Oloshi, your children will certainly curse your memory for selling off their future to the likes of Dokpesi, Jonathan, Dasuki, Obiagbena for pittance they gave u out of their loot.

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Dasuki, Okonjo Iweala, Deizani Madueke, were essentially Jonathan’s accountants who payed when approval was given by Jonathan.

    • Otile

      Diaper sniffer, show credible evidence.

      • Gugurus Ekpa

        Otile,

        Are you diapers wet again? LOL.

        • Otile

          Diaper sniffer, do you need more diapers to sniff?

          • Gugurus Ekpa

            Otile,

            Why do you babble with wet diapers on?

  • Anonymous

    This is why Nigeria hasn’t grow a bit for decades. Every loot must be recovered. Obj, Gej, Rf, Ar, Ibb, and all who have looted Nigeria, he’s coming for you guys. Just wait for it. Pmb reminds me of Tunde Idiagbon. The crackdown on indiscipline and corruption is reborn. Loving it!

  • Change

    This is so ridiculous. What about the thousands of houses, markets, churches and mosques that were bombed by insurgents. Have they been compensated too??

    • Du Covenant

      He is a enterprising biafran who competes fairly otherwise it will a cry for marginalisation!.

  • SAM .A

    Jonathan and his undertakers have made a mockery of democracy in Nigeria, in their parlance democracy is the distribution of National cake to party patrons by the party rouges and settlement of few at the expense of Majority. People can now see why i always use Jonathan’s 6 years of Locust . They did not leave behind a surplus accounts inherited from previous government in Foreign Reserve ,LGNL,Excess oil account , they went cap in hand borrowing . This Ijaw man was a punishment for Nigerians .

    • Du Covenant

      The Parents of the Chibok girls were branded as conspirators that wanted to make the most timid person ever to govern a country look bad. May God have mercy on the masses of Nigeria, this is why the hyenas always play ethinc, religious & reginal cards to energise the idiots amidst while they share our commonwealth!..

      • Burbank

        Gbam

  • Maria

    Hahahahahahahahahaha…this is the dumbest excuse ever by any thief…Oluwa ooooo! I thought these guys have brains…now I know that Nigeria looters are actually the dumbest humans on earth… what a shame….look at morons holding our country down!

  • Anonymous

    Some of you on this forum have in one way benefited from the loot that’s why you blindly lay curse on one another in defense of your benefactors. This crackdown on corruption will go farther than most of you anticipated.

    • Burbank

      Agreed

  • Perrymarvis2014

    Nduka Obaigbena and Raymond Dokpesi should hide their faces in shame. Nduka has always profited illegally from government. He was the conduit pipe for money laundering during the military era. God has exposed them as enemies of the Nigerian people. They never knew a day like this will come. Jonathan and his cabinet of crooks should be ashamed of themselves. NSA office was turned into an ATM for wicked PDP and their criminal; cohorts. They must be made to refund the stolen money. What a lame argument by Nduka. God will deal with them.

    • simssoon

      You can agree with me that every body both the North and south are tired of Nigeria.Buhari can´t stay in power for the rest of his life,so after him things will continue as usual so the answer is regional govt, with supper autonomo otherwise we splite into many nations so the govt, can be closer to the people.In this case i stand by the Igbo people and may their wish be granted.

  • Ha

    If it were in China these scandals happened the NSA and Co. would have already said their last prayers, yet some hunger-stricken Nigerians will still see nothing wrong about that.

    • Burbank

      If it were in China these scandals happened, the NSA and Co. would have
      already been supporting their tombstones.

  • MI

    Such a good gesture from thevgovernment should have been on media news both TV and prints at least in the Thisday belonging to the benefiting outfit.

    • Fred Harry2

      Dear President Jonathan,

      With intention to steal, you devised this scheme to rob, partly to pay for your media campaign.
      You’re now the worst example of how an African under-develops his own country with crass stealing.
      In good conscience you yourself cannot recommend your own action to future presidents of Nigeria.

      Let no one scam you or lull you into false confidence. For sure, you will be convicted and sentenced
      to prison. No one can save you, unless he lies to scam you, because Sani Abacha pales in comparison.

      You just entered into history book as the worst thief Nigeria’s ever had – as if you were born to steal.
      You are a historic disgrace to your mother; your wife, to the Ijaw and to your family and your children.
      Your children shall henceforth acquire a new surname as children of a thief – a bad name you bestow.

  • Bo Biz

    What is this guy saying? Thisday Newspapers must have the requisite insurance policy,and it’s the responsibility of their insurer(s) to indemnify them.Nigeria shouldn’t have compensated the United Nations for losses they suffered in the said Abuja bombings whatsoever.UN facilities have been destroyed in may countries,United Nations and their insurers always bear the brunt.

    • Wild-Waddy

      @bo_biz:disqus

      But the whole world knows Nduka Obaigbena is lying through his teeth here. That money was slush fund.
      It was part of Goodluck Jonathan’s MEDIA BRIBE. Were Nduka Obaigbena not less clever he would know
      the procedure for seeking compensation from the federal government for third party injury is controlled
      by rules and procedures. But Nduka Obaigbena is just being himself. He does not usually know better.

    • Ara Offa

      Thanks for providing that straightforward response to the Publisher’s silly excuse. I was wondering when the issue of insurance would come up. I now believe most Newspaper owners aren’t that educated. The likes of Dokpesi and Obaighena aren’t schooled well enough to understand what makes one liable for Money Laundering charges; receiving stolen money is the same as receiving stolen property. They just believed they could claim ignorance given their business background. Well it would’ve been better had they made no comment at all because they merely made the EFCC’s job a lot easier. Imbeciles!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        They do not know that ignorance is no excuse in the face of the law, even if it is blissful.

        Nigeria needs the capital punishment for corruption.

  • Bash

    Hmmmmm it is a wa, no is not correct ok; ita a wa!!!

  • Sir Demo

    Is the time not ripe for the masses to damn the court process, take laws to our hands and apply jungle justice to these shameless criminals? Haba! What’s all these nonsense under GEJ and that Puff Puff Minister of Finance?

    Wait for God terrible punishment that is fast approaching. The looted funds by the special grace of fund will bring only sorrow and grief to your households.

    • Simon Templar

      Lol.

  • gboromiro

    Haba Nduka, tell me another story.
    Pls answer these questions:
    1. So why was the money paid into Hydrocarbon Energy managed by you for Energy Consulting? By the way, when did you qualify as an Energy consultant?
    2. If NSA was handling funds for the acquisition of arms and ammuhitions, where does Energy consulting come in?
    Sometimes i wonder whether you and your ilk think through your lies which i doubt.
    Come back to repeat your lies in front of the judge. Barawo!

    • Mujiya

      I advice please stop preempting the likely questions he will be asked by the EFCC. He may opt to stay put and may never return to answer them.

      • gboromiro

        Don’t fret. He cannot escape justice. He has no hiding place. There is nowhere he goes that the long arms of the law cannot reach him

  • Sir Demo

    Sir Kay oro ti o ba ti ju ekun lo, erin ni a fi ma n rin o! This is beyond comprehension or rationalization. Jonathan must be jailed!!!

  • Wale

    This is marginalization; He should have received more than 670 million Naira.
    I repeat, he’s being marginalized.
    We Want Biafra.
    Sai Biafra

    • Uncle Bee

      @disqus_dFOAiJMW7b:disqus

      Thieves should not
      govern a country. Nigerians did not realize that fact when they waved brooms
      behind a notorious rogue like RAJI FASHOLA or hoisted umbrellas for a career criminal
      like JAMES IBORI. But when will slow-thinking Nigerians hate themselves less, stop ruining
      their own lives, save their children’s future, and become responsible citizens for once?

      • ELIAS

        Ibori is tried and convicted. Fashola is not in Ibori circle.

        • Burbank

          Ibori is tried and convicted. And jailed.

      • Wale

        Your point please……….

    • Wise Head

      After Jonathan and his own crowd has been duly tried and given the appropriate measure according to the law, we must quickly open the chapter two of this mad looting among our politicians.
      How much did Rotimi Amaechi actually loot from Rivers State and who did he give it to? Is it true as the Bauchi State governor said on Channels TV on August 3 that Amaechi contributed 70% of the funds used to prosecute the Buhari campaign – and that runs into billions? Since Amaechi does not have a money-minting machine behind his yard, where did the money come from? Who was paying for the private jet with which Buhari was hopping about the country during the campaigns? Will the APC reveal the sources of the funds with which it ran one of the most expensive campaigns in recent history as is done in all civilised societies – at least to prove that the current war against corruption is being undertaken with clean hands?

      How much did Tinubu and Fashola loot in Lagos? When will the EFFC investigate the contents of the video :”the Lion of the Bourdillion”? Did Tinubu loot as much as that video (still trending on the net) revealed?
      How much did Fashola loot apart from the famous 78million “change” used to design a “personal” website?
      Does it mean that once you are in power, you can jolly well try and jail other people even when your own looting is worse? How did Buhari’s declared less than N1 million in his account during the elections suddenly multiply to N30 million after the elections as also declared by him? What kind of magic was that?
      And when will the great record of the person widely believed to be the “father of all looters”, Olusegun Obasanjo, be opened? Or will he go scot free enjoying his massive loot because his “boy” is in power? Or because he is the “navigator” of the APC?
      Before anyone types any nonsense here in reply and start speculating about whom I am supporting, note that I started by saying that all those implicated in the current cases must be duly prosecuted. So, I am for no one but justice, fair play and clean hands. I hate hypocrisy to high-heavens.
      “Conscience is an open wound, only truth can heal it!”

      • Wale

        Are you really a wise head?
        you’re all over the place but the content.

  • Sir Demo

    This goon case will not take a decent judge 3 days to dispense with. All his assets must be confiscated and any sentence less than 50 years with no option of parole will be an assault on our sensibilities.

    • Burbank

      Well said.

  • Wise Head

    After Jonathan and his own crowd has been duly tried and given the appropriate measure according to the law, we must quickly open the chapter two of this mad looting among our politicians.
    How much did Rotimi Amaechi actually loot from Rivers State and who did he give it to? Is it true as the Bauchi State governor said on Channels TV on August 3 that Amaechi contributed 70% of the funds used to prosecute the Buhari campaign – and that runs into billions? Since Amaechi does not have a money-minting machine behind his yard, where did the money come from? Who was paying for the private jet with which Buhari was hopping about the country during the campaigns? Will the APC reveal the sources of the funds with which it ran one of the most expensive campaigns in recent history as is done in all civilised societies – at least to prove that the current war against corruption is being undertaken with clean hands?

    How much did Tinubu and Fashola loot in Lagos? When will the EFFC investigate the contents of the video :”the Lion of the Bourdillion”? Did Tinubu loot as much as that video (still trending on the net) revealed?
    How much did Fashola loot apart from the famous 78million “change” used to design a “personal” website?
    Does it mean that once you are in power, you can jolly well try and jail other people even when your own looting is worse? How did Buhari’s declared less than N1 million in his account during the elections suddenly multiply to N30 million after the elections as also declared by him? What kind of magic was that?
    And when will the great record of the person widely believed to be the “father of all looters”, Olusegun Obasanjo, be opened? Or will he go scot free enjoying his massive loot because his “boy” is in power? Or because he is the “navigator” of the APC?
    Before anyone types any nonsense here in reply and start speculating about whom I am supporting, note that I started by saying that all those implicated in the current cases must be duly prosecuted. So, I am for no one but justice, fair play and clean hands. I hate hypocrisy to high-heavens..
    “Conscience is an open wound, only truth can heal it.”

    • Olu

      Ask their respective state governors those questions. This is Federal Government headed by Buhari in action. He is doing why we voted for him.

    • Contact Point

      Buffoon let me answer u so dt u dnt wait till eternity for reply. Ur Bauchi governor only alleged and that is nt true as regards Amaechi’s contribution to GMB/APC campaign then. Let Isa come up wit real iron cast fact, otherwise u cn rest in peace with him. As for private jets used for candidate GMB then, if nt cuz u r silly, u wud av knwn dt plent of APC big wig av jets, bt most used by then GMB was frm AAA+, meaning Alhaji Atiku Abubakar+ and nt from anywhere paid by HE Rt. Hon. Chibuikem Rotimi Amaechi.

      Egg head (u cnt b wise head), APC never ran d most expensive campaign as u slyly stated, nt even to compare with Nziribe’s campaign for senate in 1983, but bcuz APC was totally locked out by AIT n even NTA, wit no money frm NNPC, FIRS, NLNG etc etc, dt party (Armoured Personell Carrier APC) couldn’t av run any campaign considered to be envious in 9ja’s history.

      Tinubu n Fashola loot. dt is a conjecture of a senile brain who lack wat to say bt to jst clapping n clamping to anything whatever. AIT when they r made free frm efcc shld answer u if dt their nollywood, or rather daarwood titled lion of bourdillion was true, bt due to ur small brain, u av accepted dt to b tru. For RBF, am nt giving u audience for that, crack ur small brain more for truth. Buhari is a man so clean and cn b considered in our environment as d incorruptible so if only u heard him well, take wat u heard.

      Guy u r silly, we know which angle u stand so if ur preamble was for those implicated be prosecuted, of cuz u av no option bt by d content of ur comment i cn tell where dz tiny brain belongs………….south south criminals. u r for d looters, for the rogues dt av rapped dz country dry and millions of Nigerians return d same prayers to u diz new year dt may u b rendered dry dt u wont av to spend on ur family…………fool

    • REDEEM

      Those who go to equity must go with a clean–hand Not the blood stained hands of–Buhari–who is working with thieves–indicted by various government bodies-From Amaechi to Fashola–Fayemi–Dambazua to Prof Yakubu of INEC-among other thieves———–Until Buhari himself is able to tell us how he stole my money with the aid of Abacha pls forget it

      • Burbank

        pls forget it

    • Burbank

      “Conscience is an open wound, only truth can heal it.”

    • Julius

      what about Gown,IBB, Yaradual..from the grave, and muhammed ?

  • kcee

    Upon all the money GEJ shared to this people, they could not even place half page Advert to wish him a happy birthday. This people greedy sha.

    • Burbank

      They even stole the money for the PDP secretariat headquarters

      • Julius

        lolz. Methu is not yapping so much these days !. I wonder why.

        • eddy

          I guess he has his own skeletons hidden in his cupboard and is busy praying hard that they dont be found!

          • Julius

            You are correct !. People claiming there is no change ?. They are not thinking well well !

        • famaks

          You are smart my broda

  • wode

    Uhmm…so malodorous!!! Nigeria stinks! GEJ stinks! PDP stinks…Haba! For God sake! Looting Nigeria Unlimited… I can sense that all these revelations are just tips of the iceberg… these are just only the loots that went through the former NSA. One can only imagine what happened in each of the ministries and the parastatals if all these have happened under one segment of the presidency? I’m feeling very very sick!

    • Burbank

      Those looters now are so sick, even their dizziness have to be treated overseas.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    I am laughing my head off at the janjaweed comments by madam—-ati the Apes in APC———-Hours ago, Buhari gave similar directive to these Agencies filled with Fulanis—-ati Yorubas—–that every kobo generated by them, should be remitted via Remita-to CBN-Which will in turn collect a percentage of every revenue generated by them government agencies mentioned by madam no sabi anything—-neeee Olodo Buhari————–Now as if that order which is being investigated by the Senate is not enough————Madam is still directing them to repeat same directive earlier issued by Chief Olodo Buhari the Ole of my ¨$2.8b ati 5.6b dollars in NNPC in 2015 Have his Minister of Finance-repeat the same message that put Senior Olodo aka Buhari into trouble—with the Senate-What a country——what a shame–what a set of Olodos in APC–Happily this one is a little bit different from the usual Dasuku theft of Abachas–2.6 trillion dollar-loot–No I forget—I put mistake——It was 300m—————dollars-loot–which Buhari told the globe Abacha did not steal—from the oil wells in d creeks of the Niger Delta–

    • Burbank

      from the oil wells in d creeks of the Niger Delta

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Buhari’s Aboki Games: Dollar Is Scare, How Come Mallams (Forex Sellers) Always Have Dollar? – By Ena Ofugara, USA.

    With the naira pegged at 197 to a dollar officially and selling at 249 in black market, what tribe, what people and of what religion benefit?

    Abacha did it. He pegged the naira at 21 naira to a dollar. His son simply goes to the bank, gve them 21 naira, collect dollar and go and sell to Aboki/mallam/Northerners who control that racket and they sell to other Nigerians. This is documented truth.

    Years later, Buhari is doing the same thing. CAN YOU GO TO THE BANK TO BUY DOLLARS AT 197? WHY NOT? Now if you and I cannot go and buy dollars at that official rate, what is the purpose, of what use is the pegging of the exchange rate at that price?

    • Burbank

      of what use is the pegging of the exchange rate at that price?

  • REDEEM

    Those who go to equity must go with a clean–hand Not the blood stained hands of–Buhari–who is working with thieves–indicted by various government bodies-From Amaechi to Fashola–Fayemi–Dambazua to Prof Yakubu of INEC-among other thieves———–Until Buhari himself is able to tell us how he stole my money with the aid of Abacha pls forget it———————-

    • Burbank

      pls forget it

    • jude L/A USA

      You are a moron. Rubbish!

    • eddy

      Go find work…. No money for u to steal anymore.

  • JasV

    Hear this thief!!! You were directed to a rogue by another rogue. Which cabinet decision approved that you be paid with the money that should have been used to by ammunition? Besides, of the four lives that were lost, was a cent given to the families left behind? Jonathan did not want to lay a precedence, yet, he still approved your payment. What would have happened if he wanted to lay a precedence? He would have opened the mint printing press for you bastards. Curse be onto those rotten wombs that produced you and your ilks. Your descendants shall know no peace because of you now and forever more

    • i still dey hear!

      @JasV1:disqus

      “Corrupt acts will always be punished, and there will be no friend, no foe.

      We will strive to do what is fair and just at all times, but people who refuse

      to embrace probity should have every cause to fear.”

      ……………President Buhari

      (11th December, 2015)

  • Burbank

    Nduka Obaigbena will soon be Dokpesi’s cellmate.
    Goodbye Obaigbena; Goodbye Thisday.

    Thisday staff, time to look for a new job.

  • Clairvoyance

    I knew this was the defence the dullard was going to come up with, what a shame the NSA ‘s office was truly the defacto finance ministry were monies were shared.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    I am a Jonathan supporter but I must confess that I am a bit embarrassed by this. N120m compensation for seized newspapers? Wow! I now understand how Nduka is paying about N50m/pa to maintain a presidential suite at Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

    • redalert

      @disqus_adrUdD9Atb:disqus

      The facts wil suggest that Nduka Obaigbena is a proceed of crime – a nearly worthless career criminal.
      His latest scam provides an opportunity to bring him to justice, swiftly, for a final solution once and for all.
      The facts warrant that Nduka Obaigbena be arraigned for STEALING BY TRICKS under the Criminal Code.
      It would follow that THISDAY newspapers should be forfeited as a proceed of crime as a fraud instrumentality.
      The 670 million Nduka Obaigbena conspired to steal from the treasury under pretext must be fully recovered.

  • David Adeniran

    Unfortunately we are so divided by tribe and sometimes religion to the extent that we fail to understand that the elites, politicians cutting across all religions and ethnicities are the main problem of the Nation. People are dying of massive hunger in the land, bad roads, hospitals turned to only mortuaries, brilliant students dropping out of school for financial reasons, criminals-terrorists, kidnappers, armed robbers, cultists prevailing because lack of tools and adequate mobilisation for our security agencies. Yet a tiny few is looking the Treasury without mercy? Isn’t this insanity that we still have many of the victims of the above evils defending this mess? It is indeed unfortunate! Some people will prefer to stay in hell because they have no idea of what Heaven looks like. Thus if only people can visualise the kind of society we would have without this kind of looting and with proper utilisation of resources, perhaps they will reason better and know that the evil being done by looters is against all of us!