Worsening Economy: Nigeria sliding towards revolution, Ekweremadu warns Buhari, APC

Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Deputy Senate President

The Deputy Senate President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has warned that unless the downward slide of the Nigerian economy is halted, the country may witness a revolution by citizens.

Speaking at the opening of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) South East Zonal Executive Council meeting, Mr. Ekweremadu expressed dismay at the handling of the Nigeria’s economy by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government.

He listed the reduction in value of the Naira which exchanged for about N250 to a dollar at the parallel market as well as lack of clear-cut economic blue print as major causes of hardship on the populace.

“Traders who depend on forex are now trapped,” he said at the event in Enugu on Saturday. “In the next six months Onitsha and Alaba markets will shut down. If government does not do anything, I’m not a prophet of doom, but I believe if nothing urgent is done to reverse the ugly development, we will have revolution in our hands.”

“Both our nationals and foreigners are worried; we need to inform APC that Nigerians are dying, unless APC changes style, Nigerians will in 2019 be begging PDP to come back,” he said.

The Deputy Senate President said his party, the PDP, supports the fight against corruption, but it must not be selective and should follow due process and not media trial.

He said PDP is currently facing trying moments but it will come out stronger. He also frowned at the development in the Kogi governorship elections where he alleged that APC governor-elect contested without a deputy.

Yahaya Bello of the APC was declared winner of Kogi governorship election after he defeated incumbent governor Idris Wada of the PDP. Mr. Bello’s election was, however, marred in controversy after he was selected by his party to replace Abubakar Audu who died after he won the main election. Mr. Audu’s deputy, James Faleke, has rejected his nomination as deputy to Mr. Bello and instead asked to be declared governor.

Also at the PDP meeting on Saturday, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, challenged the APC-led government to publish the names of those who have reportedly returned stolen funds. He said such people should be tried and jailed if convicted.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently said the government would publish the names of ex-public officials who served in the Goodluck Jonathan administration and were secretly returning stolen public funds to his administration.

Earlier while welcoming the delegates, the National Vice Chairman of the PDP in the South East, Austin Akobundu, said the South East remains one of the geo-political zones in the country where the party was dominant. He urged members to take up the challenge of helping to rebuild the party.


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  • ailandaaa

    Shut up!!! PDP rubbish.

    • Repost

      CRIMINAL OF THE YEAR 2015 AWARD

      In all of Nigeria’s history, beginning since October 1st 1960, no other criminal nears his gross infamy.
      In tandem with Dizeani Allison-Madueke and Goodluck Jonathan, this criminal has set new records.
      He is the only known criminal who single-handedly emptied 20% of Nigeria’s treasury at a go.
      This criminal of the year does not talk much. He just steals, and, he robs and then plunders.
      Ladies and gentlemen, the criminal of the year award 2015 goes to JIDE OMOKORE!

      • Jake

        I hope Dasuki is among the category

        • kenke

          @disqus_JKvOowX2dg:disqus

          Ol’ boy, with $4.5 billion there can be no competitor for Jide Omokore!

          All the thief money Dasuki was sharing is not up to $4.5 billion dollars.

          • Audu Isah

            Muhammadu Buhari is not a force for CHANGE.
            He’s lacking in knowledge and understanding of what CHANGE means in concrete
            terms. So far he’s a deadbeat, his airy-fairy election promises are in limbo. He’s
            not bought cooking pots but promised to cook and serve jollof rice and chicken
            everyday for free to millions of primary school pupils throughout Nigeria.
            Even when done, that would surely still not be CHANGE by any definition,
            but not doing it at all is high fraud denoting a bad character of a scammer.

          • Time Keeper

            President Buhari can’t be taken seriously if he’s head-hunting for corruption rather than
            laying down a rule applicable to all persons entrusted with public administration and
            treasury accounts. Here is a sample list of what President Buhari has failed or
            neglected to do since May 29, 2015:

            • Refer ex-president Goodluck Jonathan and his proxy Jide Omokore
            for prosecution on criminal negligence, conspiracy and theft over a
            whopping $4.5 billion dollars found in Jide Omokore’s pocket.

            • Refer Raji Fashola to the EFCC for investigation to verify Lagos state’s cash
            revenue of 2.42 TRILLION NAIRA he orally claimed to have spent; and on top of it,
            incurred another 512 billion Naira as debt overhang on Lagos state, without required
            physical evidence of that 2.42 TRILLION NAIRA claimed expenditure.

          • Ditto2

            Muhammadu Buhari did not have five [5] minutes of formal education in ordinary level economics at secondary school before dropping out. Nigerians are slightly crazy to expect Buhari will be able to conceive economic reforms sensibly.

          • No Comment

            “Forget my slow pace, I’m working hard, planning meticulously, to fix Nigeria.
            In some quarters they are now calling me `Baba Go Slow’. I’m going to go slow
            and steady.’’

            ……………..PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

            [July 17, 2015]

  • favourtalk

    See who is talking ooo, unless and confuse element that they pitied during the run up of election in the senate? How dare you open up and speak against APC who is trying to clean up the mess your party created for 16years and the truth emanating from all corners about your loots

  • The Revolutionary

    HOW CAN YOU DISCUSS REVOLUTION BEHIND MY BACK?

  • Emmy

    This guy should desist from which ever drug he was on when he made this statement, because it appears it’s not good for his health. Beg PDP to come back so as to bring back the likes of Jonathan and Sambo Dasuki? It won’t happen

  • r.mafeni

    @favourtalk:disqus

    But see, Nigeria is in a cul-de-sac.
    Buhari has no program. After six months that should be obvious. His alibi is
    tenuous. He says there is no money in the treasury. But money is hardly
    required to morally reform a country as an obvious first priority. Buhari says
    he plans to recover one trillion Naira from treasury thieves, but that’s a tall
    order.

    There isn’t any effective anti-corruption war going on outside newspaper
    headlines. Nigerians are regaled with horrific stories and no more, about who
    stole what when and how. With half a year spent on that dalliance, there’s
    hardly a good reason to be optimistic. Worse than that, Buhari’s
    anti-corruption war has a slant and therefore raising concerns of
    even-handedness; bias, tribalism and sincerity of purpose.
    Nigeria is in a revolutionary situation without a doubt.

    • Baba

      Madness is expecting Buhari to Rigth the six years destruction of the Jonathan era in six months

  • absam777

    This guy will never stop to amuse. This is Blackmail. Revolution only in SE?. Oh hail the new President of Biafra.

    • Ejiofor

      @absam777:disqus

      I don’t know a revolution that is more than what we are going through in Lagos now.
      No electricity in the past 22 days except for ten minutes once a while. No water too.
      Governor Ambode said Raji Fashola has stolen the money in the Lagos account.
      Now, Lagos state government can not repair the state water corporation machines.
      On top of that there is no petrol to buy at the fuel station to put into our generator.
      Armed youths are moving from street to street and killing people at will in Lagos.
      Which revolution are we still expecting again? The revolution has already started!!

      • The Revolutionary

        THEFT BY THE EDUCATED NIGERIANS IN GOVERNMENT IS THE NATIONAL CRISIS.
        IF CASH RECOVERY IS NOT EFFECTED, AND THESE THEFTS PUNISHED SEVERELY,
        NIGERIA’S ILLITERATE MOB – ALREADY ARMED – WILL IMPOSE A BLOODY SOLUTION.

        • Alkali

          See when the rains started beating Nigeria………..

          • ₦38.23billion developed legs and got missing in Central Bank under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,
          • ₦1.97billion was paid out in cash and entered on Central Bank accounts as “inexplicable
          expense” by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,
          • ₦20billion was paid out in cash as Legal Fees by Sanusi Lamido to persons un-known,
          • ₦3.086billion was paid out in cash by Sanusi Lamido as expense ostensibly to promote
          Central Bank image,
          • ₦160billion was paid out by Central Bank for self-determined activities,
          • ₦240billion was discretionally doled out at will as ‘donations’ by Sanusi Lamido,
          • ₦1.12billion was taken in cash and entered as paid to a non-operating airline for charter
          service,
          • ₦1.12billion was claimed as spent by Sanusi Lamido on luncheon for CBN police guards
          in one year.

      • NoBeLie

        You need to be more specific when you talk about Lagos. Apart from petrol scarcity which is common now in Nigeria, I can mention a few places in Lagos where light has improves and youths are not killing from street to street.

      • Sean

        As your name suggests, you should go back home, Lagos is not your home, go back to SE where the PDP Governors can provide all you require for you! Why are you in Lagos ? Go home my friend!

      • Ade

        Please relocate to Biafra where light is available 48 hours in a day.

  • mao

    Highly unlikely. We are where we are today because of your “share the money party”. We will never allow you people back unless you show significant efforts in turning a new leaf. Meanwhile, pls show solidarity towards the masses by rejecting your “state of the art” official vehicle being purchased. Infact, stand up against such reckless spending on the floor of the senate and i will begin to take u serious. Until then, i remain your staunchest critic. Cheers

    • Fatai

      appreciated!

  • Emmanuel Maluba

    No wonder all manners of crooks and fools congregated in PDP. The looting was the unifying factor. Now they even have the boldness to rant about a nation they nearly destroyed.

    • 333oleh

      PDP as a party has no hands to steal. We must not fight shadows. Thieves have names.
      We must now identify the human beings who stole Nigeria into becoming a dead country.
      With that full list, we can then go and do whatever we want to them and to their families.
      We must not waste our time with Buhari. We should know Buhari cannot fight corruption.

  • muazu wali

    If PDP had saved money when a barrel sold at $100 and above we would not have been here. The revolution he is predicting will occur when ordinary Nigerians will work with EFCC to arrest PDP looters and their cronies into prisons. Finally let it be clear to all at the end of the probes any dishonest politician involved in breach of trust will be banned from politics for life! Everyone should be ready for the change that is now sweeeping across the country and backed by the suffering millions of Nigerian voters.

  • Mr X

    Well, he’s trying to clean up your mess. PDP has no moral standing to complain about the economy or security disaster Nigeria is facing.

    • Jude T. Omahi

      @disqus_yabDFIyOcD:disqus

      But foreign investors are fleeing Nigeria in panic. They are all dumping their shares.

      That is the most poignant sign of loss of confidence in Muhammadu Buhari’s prancing.

      • Arabakpura

        All because of the greedy PDP who shared all our commonwealth!

      • gogome

        When a “Baba go slow” wants to do prancing, a good businessman will look very well
        to see if the prancing is induced by drugs, if there is no aim for the sudden prancing.

        • Sean

          What a daft and childish comment! Grow up

      • Mr X

        Those that are not ready to conform to rule of law will naturally leave. Frankly speaking, this is not an ideal situation but I sincerely believe that the best way to fix a problem is to critically study it and take informed decisions and not take popular decisions so people will praise you. The revelations coming out against the previous Government are jaw dropping and just imagine if they had continued to be in power………….we will never know the truth and the impunity will continue.

        MTN is a perfect example of a company that does things without regard to Rule of Law, a fact known by all, some commentators say the fine is toooooooooo high but when saying that, we should realise that (1) They are not the only company asked to comply. (2) They signed and agreed to the rules years before (3) The fine is commiserate to the number of lines, if they had refused to disconnect 5 lines, it would have been 1 million naira but they refused to disconnect 5.2 million, its simple math. There is no country that wouldn’t have imposed the same fine in line with agreed penalties not to talk about associated suits as a result of that. Volkswagen’s emission scandal is a good example of deliberate deception and consequences.

        • Jide Peter

          MTN lack of respect for rule of law started at the beginning with fraudulent interconnection Agreement NITEL was made to do all the work while MTN collected all the money from Nigerians This did not escape the attention of Soludo CBN governor who was puzzled at the rate mtn was exporting money within two years of setting up in Nigeria MTN eventual defrauded NITEL into liquidation If mtn still denies this let it publish its interconnection Agreement with Telkom SA and the one with NITEL in Nigeria As with greedy or fraudulent people MTN became extravagant with greedy and eventually met its WATERLOO

      • Julius

        You are a born liar !. Would you invest in a country where its coming out daily how their leader were looting the country at will ?. Wont you rather wait till the mess is cleaned up ?

      • muazu wali

        These are crooks and not investers. Good investor looks at longterm potential of the economy. Crooks conniving with other local thieves are only interested in immediate gains. Buharis strategy of blocking leakages and identifying crooks and recovering looted funfs s working.

        • Reason-ability

          As they are fleeing, some new ones are coming. Just in the last 10 days the Minister of Trade or Industry for Ireland led a delegation to Nigeria and Kerrygold opened its factory in Nigeria. Let the fair weather investors go. Honest ones will remain and new ones will come. First we need to fix the environment and make it enabling and corruption is not enabling

  • sanetalk

    Wonders shall never cease! This man still has the effrontery to spew rubbish after what we are all seeing as what he and his fellow travellers in PDP did to bring us to our present predicament. We can now deduce those who are behind the Biafra thing to distract attention. Yes they have started the ‘revolution’ across the Niger and it will consume those who don’t wish us well.

  • Arabakpura

    Are there no aggrieved Nigerians in Enugu that would have visited where these thieves congregated and stoned the hell out of them?

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      As was done in Ilorin? You are expecting too much from the BiaFOOLS, my friend, I’m sure they were busy cheering him on

      • So right, he would use the igbo-biafra population to his own political advantage

      • Otile

        Whatever happened to Oduduwafrauds?

  • Perrymarvis2014

    Ekweremadu is a big joke. PDP plundered Nigeria, the result of which is manifesting now. Revelations are pumping out day and night, yet this greedy buffoon is emboldened to talk rubbish due to the chance given to him by greedy and corrupt Saraki. When the revolution starts, you and your cohorts in PDP and other elements from other parties will be the first victims. Rubbish

  • Julius

    Ha, this is from the folks that wreck the country. Looted the country blind. The Senate spending money like no tomorrow and now blaming the APC ?. Somebody should remind these morons that APC just got there. These people has been running the country for 16 years and nothing to show for it. Now, they blaming and administration that just took off 7 months ago. Only in Nigeria !

  • SAM .A

    Yaa, you never see revolution when u were all stealing and sharing Nigeria money,you even cashed money from treasury when your house was not in session, You and PDP laid the foundation for economic bankruptcy you are witnessing today.Did your sick minds not share the money meant to by weapons for Defense ?You did not see revolution when you were looting and pillaging.
    Yes bring the uprising on and you Ekeremad , the forgery man and your family shall be the first casuality , all the thieves and looters and all senators and house members will be second.This your destroyed economy will baonce back

  • Ditto

    @Perrymarvis2014:disqus

    Muhammadu Buhari did not have five [5] minutes
    of formal education in ordinary level economics at secondary school

    before dropping out. Nigerians are slightly crazy to expect Buhari

    will be able to conceive economic reforms sensibly.

    • Mathematician2000

      The arithmetic of theft under Raji Fashola in Lagos

      My people let us do the arithmetic here. “N5.4 billion goes for monthly
      salary and N251 million goes for pension bills,” said the Lagos state
      Commissioner of Finance in the year 2011. So, it means total salary payment, as
      overhead, in Lagos state under Raji Fashola was 64.8 billion Naira per year.

      So, in 8 years, it would be 518 billion Naira on that extrapolation; which also
      means pension was 3 billion Naira per year which is = 24 billion in 8 years.
      Now, add 24 billion Naira to 518 billion. What do you get?

      You will get 542 billion Naira. Now add one billion Naira to account for increments
      in those eight years, despite none, what will you get? You will get 543 billion Naira.
      Now, deduct that 543 billion from the cash revenue of 2.42 TRILLION Naira that came
      into Raji Fashola’s hands as Lagos state revenue. What will you get?

      You will get 1.87 TRILLION NAIRA as the amount RAJI FASHOLA has to account for.
      So, if Sule Lamido was remanded in prison till September for ONE BILLION NAIRA, for
      how many years will Raji Fashola be remanded in prison over ONE TRILLION AND
      870 BILLION NAIRA? Do that arithmetic, by taking one billion Naira un-accounted
      or stolen in Lagos state as equal to two months in prison.

      Note however that it was Raji Fashola who declared
      2.42 Trillion Naira as the total cash he received. His figure is contradicted by his
      own Finance Commissioner (Mr. Akhabueze) who said Lagos monthly revenue
      throughout the 8 years of Raji Fashola was 400 billion Naira. That will be equal
      to 3.2 trillion Naira in 8 years. Raji Fashola therefore understated Lagos accounts.
      It means therefore Raji Fashola has a separate 800 billion Naira to account for.

      • Words on Marble

        “And now the conclusion seems to be inescapable in Nigeria that
        what we have as leaders in politics, business, and in the civil service,
        are common thieves in high places.The rot is so deep that stealing is
        now in the family system, in the religious system; even in friendly and
        social clubs. Everybody is looking for somebody else to steal from.”

        …….………..Muyiwa Adetiba

        (Pioneer Editor, Vanguard Newspaper)

        [June 15, 2013]

      • Dr. Idowu

        Mathematician: Just a quick one. I have no issue with your math. I have run the figures myself.
        You are 100% correct. But a typo in your racy write-up could mislead. The 400 billion you refer to was
        the ANNUAL INCOME, not monthly revenue. That is why you got 3.2 Trillion Naira as gross income
        in eight years, correctly. The word MONTHLY that you erroneously inserted may just be a typo.
        I felt i should point it out because millions of people read Premium Times.

        • PDP agents they don’t make mistake, they intentionally create chaos
          Voodoo mathematics

      • KennBest

        Solomon Grady, born on Sunday story. Try again, your posting sounds baseless.

      • Reason-ability

        I believe you are accounting for recurrent expenditure. Pray did Fashola undertake any capital expenditure at all? You need to urgently research on this as well.?

      • Otile

        Fashola is not going to account for anything, Imam is going to waive stealing for him.

    • MUSIK

      Please sing after me in high tone as follows:

      •Raji Aji bole… ole….Fasholajibole….ole……ajibole….ole…(twice).

      • Media Watch Report

        THE FOLLOWING CORRUPT JOURNALISTS AIDED AND ABETTED THE LOOTING
        OF THE LAGOS STATE TREASURY BY RAJI BABATUNDE FASHOLA, NAMELY:

        • Tunde Fagbenle writing in PUNCH
        • Dele Sobowale writing in Vanguard
        •Tonnie Iredia writing in Vanguard
        • Ayo Olukotun writing in The Punch
        • Dele Momodu, writing in Thisday
        • Simeon Kolawole writing in Thisday
        • Jimi Disu, a radio presenter in Lagos

  • olawale

    And it’s now they know the economy is about crashing.after which state funds had been looted.the Change is here.wake up PDPigs

  • FreeNigeria

    The revolution will happen in your house Ekweremadu, and consume you and yours

  • Mbago

    I hope this “cleaning up PDP mess” of an excuse is not what you guys will be doing for the next 4 years. Buhari should be humble enough to accept advice on the economy else Nigeria will soon crash. Have you heard $1=#260 but CBN sells for #199 meaning more profit for bdc men. You guys should tell Buhari to sit up and stop making excuses for him because the future is very bleak.

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      Criticism should be constructive, can you please offer an alternative advise?

      • Mephistoheles

        You stole those words right from our keyboard.
        Thank you sir!

      • stargazer

        First on the list show us his economic policy or tell us in plain truth that he does not have then we can help him

      • Mbago

        The likes of Waziri Adio Dele momodu, soludo etc who had access to him and could advice are fed up with him not listening and that is why they resorted to advising him on the pages of newspaper
        So Buhari really need to humble himself to get the best of advice to move the economy forward.

        • Otile

          How can a pigheaded illiterate humble himself. He thinks he is a wise man because oduduwafraud voted for him en masse out of fear.

      • Otile

        Who said Buhari is not corrupt to the teeth? Since he took over oil and currency, oil and Naira done baje. Instead of admitting his shortcomings he is busy diverting attention by hounding his enemies and persecuting Igbo people.

  • jasper123

    The funny truth is that Nigerians in the majority are happy with their president and his economic team! Even if dollars exchange for 1500 Naira! After all a dollar exchanges for some quadrillion Zimbabwe currency and the citizens there are not complaining! That’s what Fela called suffering and smiling! If the analogy that because some people who milked the country dry should not criticize the government is to hold water then Buhari should not be democratically elected I’m the first instance because he sacked democracy and plunged us to over thirty years of military rudderless society! A word is enough for the wise, the earlier the president begin to multi task the better, fight corruption and lift people out of poverty through economic reforms!

    • Mama Kay

      Get your facts right. IBB did the coup and invited Buhari and Idiagbon to rule.

      Why you guys think if you repeat your lies often enough, people might believe them.

      • stargazer

        Why did he accepted the offer if he wasn’t interested mouthpiece?

        • Mama Kay

          To make our country better but he stepped on too many toes who didn’t think Nigerians are worth fighting for.

          • stargazer

            Naaaa greed and power grab was the driving factor stop deceiving yourself please

      • jasper123

        Our president was the GOC of 3rd Armour division Jos, Yoruba has an adage- the one who did the stealing and the one who bought the product stolen are nothing but thieves! That he accepted to be part of an illegal government made it worse! That’s what they call assessory after the fact of treason! No treasonable offense is more than taking arm against the symbol of your county’s sovereignty! Even corruption that we are shouting is not treasonable but criminal whereas plotting of coup or even benefitting from it is treasonable! So people should keep quite now until dollars is 800? Why then did you all support OBj for warning the former president because OBJ can also not exonerate himself from the woes of this country! Gej is not the only leader that has disappointed nigeria as a nation, all our former leaders including the present one have failed us! Otherwise Nigeria should by now be like UK or on the path of being so or who told you UK or other countries achieved greatness in 5 years that Jonathan spent? It is very illogical to put five years of failure into the same perspective as 45 years of consistent failure? What then happenend to those who spearheaded the other 45 years of which the current president was part of? Guess they are saints? Ekweremadu has the right to express his mind just like PMB was doing before he became president!

  • Elias James

    A beg, help me o, my people. Vote (A) or (B), where (A) = showing off with stolen, borrowed, unearned money, and a booming assassination industry, lawlessness, bigmanism, and (B) = living modestly with a little austerity, but with dignity, no thieving left and right, rule of law and respect for self and neighbors. Assuming A and B are bad but not equally, which ‘devil’ you go settle for?

    • Mama Kay

      B of course you are used to living on stolen money.

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      B, of course.

  • smart G

    Nigerians are not ready for change yet.
    Until they demand better life from their leaders they will continue to chase shadows.
    USD will exchange for N300 soon and fuel will sell for N250 when subsidy is removed in January.
    Religious and social riots will ensue ( Army vs Shiite vs Sunni vs IPOB vs….) the Bayelsa crisis is brewing, Kogi will burn soon( Igala vs Ibira etc)
    The news of Dasuki and Dokpesi will not be enough to quell all these.
    The masses are suffering

    • share Idea

      My gee, I have been saying repeatedly that Buhari must be an agent of foreign countries to make sure that Nigeria disintegrate soon than later, if not, why will a leader of a country enjoy creating tension in the country when there are ample things he could do to calm frayed nerves.

      Fuel scarcity is bitting harder, biafra agition, BH issues, Economy is in tatters

      • Otile

        Who said that the Fulani herdsman is a leader? Can anyone from another ethnic group get nomination to a party without meeting the basic educational requirement. If Buhari was a Yoruba even Odua people would not vote for him.

  • Kuku

    Because EFCC has not invited him that’s why he could open his dirty mouth to criticise PMB. He’s complaining now because he could no longer steal money as usual for Xmas. He’s knowledge about economy ends at onitsha/Ariari/Alaba markets. When his party raped the country repeatedly to a state of coma he didn’t bother him as long as his biafra brethren and benefiting. Now his feeling the heat no more cheap money. APC should make sure him and Saraki are removed from those positions they got through backyard of the red chamber.

    • share Idea

      So people selling things in Alaba and Onitsha are now members of PDP. Do you people reason at all. So stopping of looting treasury is causing the naira to depreciate? If that is the case, why not allow the looting to continue so that naira will appreciate.

      • Shehu

        Look at the way you reason; who devalued the naira some months ago? Who looted the treasury some months ago. These are the reasons why the naira continue to depreciate. Ans the questions with ur dead brain that can’t reason.

      • B. Messi

        “stopping of looting treasury is causing the naira to depreciate?”

        Hahahahahaha!!
        My guy, you too much jor!
        Happy Sunday jare.
        Hahahahahahaha!!

  • Mephistoheles

    Ekweremadu should know that his statement is an impeachable offense!
    As the Deputy senate President, he should know that he is talking about himself when he speaks of the Federal Government.He is essentially threatening the Nigeria Government, a Government of which he is a part.

    Clearly, this is a seditious statement!

    As deputy senate President, he no longer represents just his state and LGA. He represents Nigerians across all boards. Notice how he relegated the fuel scarcity issue to just the South East as if Nigerians in other parts of the country do not feel the stress?
    Perhaps, his impending imprisonment is responsible for his stupidity! Instead of facing his charges like a man, he chose another route which (unbeknownst to him) carry even graver consequences!

    Ekweremadu, resign from your position! You are unworthy!

    • Otile

      Go ahead and use your boko haram boys to do the job, you don’t need any pretext. Islam a religion of peace my foot.

  • Curseless

    Thank God PDP can not loot the fresh air, we will all have been dead by now from asphyxiation.

  • Godwin

    Ekeremandu and PDP let revolution come please and let us see who will be consumed. Your alarm is nothing but nonsense. Firstly explain to Nigerian your involvement in 8billion constitution amendment money then we will listen to u. You mobilized your people for Biafra demonstrations but it does not work so you resulted to raising false alarm. It would not work. Let ALABA market with adulterated products closed down and heaven will not fall. No more sharing of money as PDP is know for.

    • repost

      CRIMINAL OF THE YEAR 2015 AWARD

      In all of Nigeria’s history, beginning since October 1st 1960, no other criminal nears his gross infamy.
      In tandem with Dizeani Allison-Madueke and Goodluck Jonathan, this criminal has set new records.
      He is the only known criminal who single-handedly emptied 20% of Nigeria’s treasury at a go.
      This criminal of the year does not talk much. He just steals, and, he robs and then plunders.
      Ladies and gentlemen, the criminal of the year award 2015 goes to JIDE OMOKORE!

  • Maria

    These are the idi0ts sponsoring violence and biafra…DSS take note.

    • Otile

      Smelly Cunt, who is sponsoring the violent oduduwa republic?

      • Maria

        Smelly Cunt… that is the name of your useless mother.

        • Otile

          Did you say you inherited the bad odor from you useless mother? Too bad for you.

  • Debekeme

    PDP; Party without values. Just look at this character talking.

    In a normal country someone like this clown talking would have been working in post office selling stamps or maybe working in a canteen.

    But in Nigeria he is are a ‘big man’ and any rubbish he say gets head lines.

    Men without morals and political party without values.

  • agbobu

    EKWEREMADU REALLY? YOU SAY THAT THERE WILL BE A REVOLOLUTION BECAUSE PRESIDENT BUHARI IS CLEANING UP THE TERRIBLE MESS THE PDP YOUR PARTY LEFT NIGERIA? BECAUSE PRESIDENT BUHARI IS BRINGING BACK SANITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, PROBITY AND COMMONSENSE INTO OUR POLITY? EKWEREMADU WE THE PEOPLE, THE MASSES SAY BRING IT ON, BRING YOUR INFANTILE AND TITTLE TATTLE REVELOTION ON AND YOU WILL BE ABYSMALLY AND PAROCHIALLY SHAMED AND DISGRACED. THE ALMIGHTY GOD IS BEHIND PRESIDENT BUHARI AND HIS ADMINISTRATION FOR THE VERY GOOD JOB PRESIDENT BUHARI AND HIS TEAM ARE DOING AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT WITH ALL YOUR RANTING AND THOSE LIKE YOU.

  • KennBest

    Weremadu the alarmist. Crying fowl and wolf combined. The heat is on as the oven burns on you and your fellow thieves in PDP. All your Chairmen from the geopolitical zones got N100m each and Nigeria did not see revolution then. Your party used Nigeria’s money to prosecute a failed election, Nigeria did not fail. Now that President Buhari is cleaning your naked shit, you delude yourselves into believing Nigeria will see a revolution. We know you and Pius Anyim are the sponsors of the new Biafra movement in the Southeast. You’ll fail woefully as Nigerians now know better. Your days in the senate are numbered, ask Saraki. May you and your household also see an internal family uprising and revolution you wish for Nigeria. May you never know peace.

    • Arogbo

      Amen!!!

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      Amen!

    • Basketmouth

      Amen!!!!!

    • I must just in this chorus and say
      Amen!

  • Nathan

    Too much mental slot! The purported”looting” by the previous administration(s) is not why the economy has nosedived. Its because of the loss of investor confidence occassioned by the visionlessness of a CLUELESS, semiliterate jackboot executive among other things.
    He is perhaps the most corrupt leader we ever had, or what is nepotism? Bigotry? And someone who said Abacha was not corrupt?
    Mtchew!

  • Godwin

    Let Onisha and Alaba markets shutdown and heaven will not fall, But you Igbo called yourself Jews how come exchange rate is scaring you people. Is the life of your people dependent on on Exchange rate? Haba a typical jew as your said will not raised any false alarm as you have done to Nigerian. Ekeramandu the alarm you raised is an evident of not truly love country called Nigeria. Your party PDP has been busy sharing money all this while but when suddenly GOD liberate Nigerians from the hand of evil called PDP then our economy is sliding. Of course it will because your party and you purpose and planned it. But because GOD’s hand is in this government you will be surprised that Nigeria economy will bounce back by God’s Grace. Let ALABA AND ONITSHA closed down now and Nigeria will continue because we are not depending on those markets but on GOD’s market. I beleived by name your are a christian and not by practice otherwise you will take that wrong steps. When a nation want to be liberated challenges will come and those with him will be separated from people like you. NEVER WILL GOD ALLOW PDP TO COME BACK TO NIGERIA BUT TO BIAFRA REGION IN JESUS NAME. let Biafra region continue with the PDP and take care of Onitsha and arara market. But as for ALABA in Lagos it is either they adopt to a good products and not fake/counterfeit one.

  • Godwin

    Nathan we understand your pains and frustrations and that is what you will experienced throughout this four years of PMB. World can see no who is clueless among GEj and PMB. Money sharing is no more finished. You call PMB any name you like it will surely back to you. It is like you people are tired of protesting. Your protest failed and now it is economy issue. If you know PMB very well his government does not like foreign goods but local. Let nigerian change their taste to local this and local that and no more foreign goods and products. Any region that depends on foreign business should closed down if they cannot ……

    • Ha Ha Ha whoa what has the Lord got to do with this, this is the evil (PDP) brought by man

  • Fadama

    These guys are still talking. No shame whatsoever. I blame those that participate and make up the numbers in their so called meetings, forums, and conventions.

    • wonderboi

      Bullshit ! here is one of the public office looter and is openly and shamelessly calling for revolution but little did he know that he might be one of the first people the revolution will consume ,so Ekweremadu becareful what you wish for

  • JasV

    Thank God our economy is just sliding, because with the likes of Ekweremadu and the nonentities in charge it would have somersaulted a thousand times.

  • Watch man

    I think this guy called Ekweremadu must be shameless. This is a man whose party systematically brought Nigeria to almost ground zero in virtually every facet of life and he still has the temerity to vomit garbage from his mouth. Surely Ekweremadu must be odiously suffering from logorrhea as he does not have billions to waste under the pretext of constitutional amendment. Ekweremadu, I will advise that you shut your mouth and bury your head under your pillow since you have no shame. It is the 16 yrs of maladministration of your party and the feaces you guys deposited everywhere that PMB and his party are trying to take care of and in less than eight months you are already crying. So kindly keep quiet and learn.

  • Ayobanna Ikeanumba

    Am I missing something? Am told 92% of APC were in PDP. So who actually brought the country to her knees?

    • Reason-ability

      The last time I checked Buhari was not in PDP and had never been in PDP

    • @Ayobanna Ikeanumba:disqus Osinbajo was not a PDP product!!!

  • So the now opposition government still have mouth to talk after putting the country in a big mess…

  • DD

    Of course the moron has to call for a revolution. EFCC is moving closer.

    • Otile

      Revolution is already ongoing. What do you think the Islamic Caliphate and Boko Haram movement is all about? Think, man.

    • you are truly wise

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    I would place this guy under a 24/7 security watch simply for those utterances. Buhari must not take chances with these sorts of men who are now clearly on the borderline of committing treason or at least having an intent to commit treason.

    • Otile

      Diaper sniffer, say what you mean. Do you really want to kidnap him to Sambisa forest where you put the girls? Treason is more apt for your Boko boys than your Christian enemies.

      • Gugurus Ekpa

        You sound like a demented 3 year old. Are you okay today?

        • Otile

          Are you still sniffing diapers today? Be honest.

    • waterboard him

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Nigeria will not be free until at least three top PDP members go to jail.

  • opy

    Don’t know what to make of this Ekweremadu’s outburst, is this stupidity or frustration, or better still lunacy? What ever may be the case, may God cure his lunacy. Amen!

    • Alkali

      @disqus_Sj2qvo7ibs:disqus

      See when the rains started beating Nigeria………..

      • ₦38.23billion developed legs and got missing in Central Bank under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,
      • ₦1.97billion was paid out in cash and entered on Central Bank accounts as “inexplicable
      expense” by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,
      • ₦20billion was paid out in cash as Legal Fees by Sanusi Lamido to persons un-known,
      • ₦3.086billion was paid out in cash by Sanusi Lamido as expense ostensibly to promote
      Central Bank image,
      • ₦160billion was paid out by Central Bank for self-determined activities,
      • ₦240billion was discretionally doled out at will as ‘donations’ by Sanusi Lamido,
      • ₦1.12billion was taken in cash and entered as paid to a non-operating airline for charter
      service,
      • ₦1.12billion was claimed as spent by Sanusi Lamido on luncheon for CBN police guards
      in one year.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Buhari Destroyed Nigeria In 6 Months – Alhaji Balarabe Musa.

    1] $1 is equal to N261 today in Parallel Market.

    2] Nigeria dropped from No 1 Investment destination to 7th in Africa.

    3] Price of a Bag of rice jumped from N8,000 to N13,000.

    4] 1,293,000 Nigerian lost their jobs in 5 months.

    5] About N1trn paid out for Fuel subsidy and still no Fuel anywhere.

    6] N25billion a day payment for REMITA swept under the carpet.

    7] N5billion from Foreign reserved squandered.

    8] $4.3billion external loan received in few months.

    9] Billions of Naira spend on Salary bailout, yet workers and pensioners are still being owed [Used to thank those that sponsored Buhari’s campaign].

    10] Elections results now are written in Buhari’s office, those that opposes the fraud are treated as criminals. Kogi and Bayelsa can say better.

    11] Over N14billion spent in 5 months for President’s travel bills, yet not a single investor have looked at Nigerian side.

    12] Freedom of speech is now luxury as list of blogger, reporters and newspapers owners that will be jailed have been complied.

    It is a shame that the gains of Nigerian in 55 years is destroyed in just 6 Months by Buhari and the Apes in APC ‪#‎ChangeIndeed‬.

    • muazu wali

      We have been living in the fools Paradise fed by PDP lies. Its time to wake up and earn decent livelihood for ourselves.

  • andy

    WHEN WILL NIGERIANS REACH THE OBVIOUS CONCLUSION

    THAT MUHAMADU BUHARI I A WEAK LEADER WHO IS SLOW

    ONLY BECAUSE HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO AT ALL?

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Buhari lied to Nigerians that he met an empty vault–in NNPC–But little did we know that Mrs. Madueke, left over 5.6b dollars in the account—–of NNPC———-That money has been stolen by Buhari———————Out of a budget of 4,4 trillion—Buhari has spent more tha 4.3–without even buying a bag of fake cement from his Fulani Brother Dangote–Money stolen by Aisha Buhari ati-Tinubu—If in 6 months Buhari can blow away 4.4trillion..then u can imagine what he would spend in one year—–of his janjaweed rule–Buhari has not bought one knock-out packet for the army–He is still depending on the weapons Jonathan bought–separation is the only answer———————not the rule of the Fulanis ati Yoruba traitors

    • Buhari4Ever

      Where were you when Nigeria had an absentee president for 6yrs in the name of GEJ?

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    In the first nine months of the year, the Federal Government had spent N3.42tn out of the total N4.493tn spending approved in the 2015 budget.

    These figures are contained in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (2016-2018) sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly.

    The document was approved by the Federal Executive Council on Monday and sent to both chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday for deliberation and approval.

    In the MTEF, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent, the Federal Government said the N3.42tn was spent on both recurrent and capital expenditure in the nine-month period.
    It stated, “Of the total appropriation of N4.49tn and a supplementary budget of N574.53bn for spending on security and emergency provision of subsidy claims, N3.42tn had been spent as of September for both recurrent and capital, with the shortfall in revenue inflow being made up by additional financing from borrowing and other sources.

    “Recurrent expenditure has been on track. About 78.1 per cent, that is N1.77tn of the N2.23tn budgeted for the payment of salaries, pensions and overheads has been released, while debt service has been largely covered.”

    • Buhari4Ever

      GEJ, the great drunken sailor made sure that 2015 budget was squandered before May 29th. Nigerian were aware that he borrowed money to pay government workers in May 2015 after borrowing $1Bn in the name of Boko Haram and shared it to PDP rogues.

  • onenigerian2014

    I heard Buhari were supposed to get brain surgery… But he got rejected ’cause his brain was too small to operate on him.

    • Tunsj

      Trash talk. I want to give you a good advise, stop telling the public about yourself.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Nnamdi Kanu Is A Bigger Crowd-Puller Than Buhari – Father Kukah, Sokoto.

      The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, has said nothing was wrong with the agitation for Biafra by members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra.

      Kukah, who said this on Friday night at the convocation lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, added that the pro-Biafra agitators were exercising the freedom of expression.
      The clergyman advised the Federal Government to partner with the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, saying the government should seek to do business with him because of his charisma.
      The bishop further said no Nigerian politician could mobilise a huge number of supporters like Kanu without paying them, saying the government did not need to hound this kind of person but to partner with him.

      Kukah said: “This country cannot continue this way. MASSOB has right to demand Biafra since we have freedom of expression. The problem of Nigeria should not be with Kanu but should be with who let the door open.
      “The President of Nigeria or any governor, unless he pays, cannot bring the number of people that Kanu brought out. The anxiety of Nigeria should be that a young man who can bring out such great number of people is worth doing business with…

    • Burbank

      And the brain rejected you because you have no brain.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Your father really wasted his strength on a goat.

  • Tunsj

    This clown is insane. For sixteen years in power, I want this troll to tell us what they did. PDP seem to act like they are entitled to be dishonest. Lying has become standard operating procedure for PDP.

  • wolesmart

    Goodluck Jonathan was not stealing out of wants or for basic human desires, not at all.
    Jonathan was stealing because theft is compulsive endeavor for him as mental ailment.
    His mother should have seen this mental defect in him at childhood and solved it then.
    She was remiss and now taxpayers won’t contribute to Jonathan’s medical treatment.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Nnamdi Kanu Is A Bigger Crowd-Puller Than Buhari – Father Kukah, Sokoto.

      The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, has said nothing was wrong with the agitation for Biafra by members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra.

      Kukah, who said this on Friday night at the convocation lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, added that the pro-Biafra agitators were exercising the freedom of expression.
      The clergyman advised the Federal Government to partner with the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, saying the government should seek to do business with him because of his charisma.
      The bishop further said no Nigerian politician could mobilise a huge number of supporters like Kanu without paying them, saying the government did not need to hound this kind of person but to partner with him.

      Kukah said: “This country cannot continue this way. MASSOB has right to demand Biafra since we have freedom of expression. The problem of Nigeria should not be with Kanu but should be with who let the door open.
      “The President of Nigeria or any governor, unless he pays, cannot bring the number of people that Kanu brought out. The anxiety of Nigeria should be that a young man who can bring out such great number of people is worth doing business with.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Nnamdi Kanu Is A Bigger Crowd-Puller Than Buhari – Father Kukah, Sokoto.

    The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, has said nothing was wrong with the agitation for Biafra by members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra.

    Kukah, who said this on Friday night at the convocation lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, added that the pro-Biafra agitators were exercising the freedom of expression.

    The clergyman advised the Federal Government to partner with the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, saying the government should seek to do business with him because of his charisma.

    The bishop further said no Nigerian politician could mobilise a huge number of supporters like Kanu without paying them, saying the government did not need to hound this kind of person but to partner with him.

    Kukah said: “This country cannot continue this way. MASSOB has right to demand Biafra since we have freedom of expression. The problem of Nigeria should not be with Kanu but should be with who let the door open.

    “The President of Nigeria or any governor, unless he pays, cannot bring the number of people that Kanu brought out. The anxiety of Nigeria should be that a young man who can bring out such great number of people is worth doing business with.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, let the bigger crowd go and release him from detention. That’s how Nigerians will know if actually gay terrorist midget Nnamdi Kanu is really a crowd puller.

    • Let us wait and see, with the on going looters revelation coming to light, they will soon tell us how much of the loot the honorable reverend got from the Looters, there is no smoke without fire! The so call leader of IPOB, Mr. Kanu, unfortunately, is a man who talks before he thinks…go listen to his many outbursts and you will wonder if this man has the brain and capacity to lead. I see disaster, catastrophe and pandemonium for those who are seeking for succession. They are forcefully incorporating other tribes into the struggle because of the strategic advantages these smaller tribes have as a result of their closeness to the sea and as major oil producers…my people from the south, south should wise up and read the writing on the wall, lest they will bite their fingers in regret.

  • Saints Daniel Nwaru

    Fowoke Akinleye @ I’m amazed by your submission, for record, GEJ was in the saddle for less than 6yrs and not 35yrs as alleged as the PMB was part and parcel of the rot as a former head of state between 1983 to 1985 and a former minister and also PTF chairman and held all these positions within the 35yrs, so what has been his input and output, I think a lot of Nigerians are gullible people and ethnicities and religion plays more role in our national and individual life than truth, pull him/her Down syndrome because of the tribe, religion or family background is a problem in Nigeria and no nation can grow under such circumstances and belief, hatred, ethnicity and religious politics has destroyed the Nigerian dreams and I’m sure PMB is not the messiah because of his misgivings and biased statement after the election, which he has since demonstrated by the sharing of the national appointments. PMB said attention will be given to all the region that voted for him and his party in the just concluded election and we have witnessed that so far. A president suppose to be a president for all regardless who voted or not voted , in whose favor or not. And not a selective president of some particular sections of the country.

  • PMB, please pick him up and water-board him, he’s begging for it

    • Otile

      Continue suggesting human rights abuses to Buhari when the World Court takes him to the Hague you will be laughing at him, we know you Yorubas.

      • The suffering in nigeria today affect everybody, from all ethnic group, yes am Oduduwa, we need a country that works for all not just the few

        Get junior officers to do the deed then fire them and get him out of the country, WATER BOARD AND VIOLATE HIM, in all ways possible Yeah, then come out and apology on behalf of the nation he would not be able to talk about it publicly, have large cow rape him, then post it online

      • okay

  • Osonabiji S-Ojong

    Ike Ekweremmadu as a senator has made his contributions in advice it will only take an insensible govt not to react positively to this call as Nigeria is boiling from one corner to the other. Before we know our problem was Book haram but now, hmmm book, Shiites , Biafra, displaced Bakkasi, rising exchange rate inconclusive national electoral commission and so on. Nigeria is made up of so many interest and when a prominent senator talks, and u take that for granted, then you are not using your sensibilities.

  • Scatter

    Yet the Senate of which you are its Deputy President wants to splash N4 billion plus on luxury cars that are neither necessary nor in consonance with public policy. Shame on you!

  • bikky

    This Ekeremadu always speaks as a toddler that beats his mum when the spoon of beverage is coming late to reach him and laugh when he is eventually filled up, a defenceive statement at PDP meeting and I concour when getting to senate, he has been in the senate for almost almost twelve years and his positive impact ( if any) is only being felt by his senatorial district in Enugu not even state wide let alone of Nigeria populace, if truly PMB is scattering the economy he only succeeded in adding salt to injury that GEJ and his cohorts created. Ekeremadu should bury his head in shame because the government he is servicing as deputy senate president is failing and he is happy, I will advise him to resign so that he can have ample chance to fight the government as a leader of opposition.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Sincerely, one needs to check these PDPigs to know if they are fit to occupy positions again. The stupidity in their choice of words these days knows no bound. Let them forever keep shut pls.