INTERVIEW: Why Buhari insisted on having Amaechi, Fashola in his cabinet despite massive opposition — Itse Sagay

Sagay Itse [Photo: sagay-family.com]

Itse Sagay, a professor of Law, is the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Ben Ezeamalu, he spoke about his committee’s assignment as well as the present and immediate past administrations’ fights against corruption.

PT: Let’s talk about the Presidential Advisory Committee of which you are chairman. How far has the committee gone with its assignment and are there any challenges so far?

Sagay: You know, obviously, that it’s not everything we do that I can say. The committee, to a certain extent, is working under a sort of protocol of low profile: do a lot behind the scenes but do not project yourself all over the place. So that means I cannot tell you everything we have done. But I’ll tell you some of the essentials.

I think the first point I need to make, that this committee is a coordinating committee. In other words, it is to coordinate the fight against corruption in the country. That process of coordination includes the following: we will liaise with all anti-corruption agencies, we will ensure that they are cooperating, rather than competing.

We will also look at what they are doing individually, to find what challenges they are having. For example the challenge of training their manpower with regards to prosecution. We are doing something about that (So many cases that have not been concluded were suspended and all that). Is it equipment? Is it finance? Or is it that there are some people within these agencies that are in fact sabotaging what the agency is doing by cooperating with the very people who are being investigated. Things like that are also happening.

Those are some of the things and, as I said, we want to create synergy between all the various anti-corruption agencies so they are working and cooperating together, supplying expertise where one lacks, supplying equipment where the other lacks. We are doing that right now.

Secondly, having asked all these questions, we then arrange to provide assistance to meet those gaps which they have. For example we are in touch with various international bodies who have given us their assurance that once we know what the agencies need, they will provide the assistance to make up for any shortcomings that they have in any of the areas like training, equipment and so on.

We have been in touch with many of them and they have really been very generous in the way they have come forward to meet us.

Then secondly, very major thing, is the reform, improvement, and application of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act. So administration of criminal justice generally but with specific reference to the Administration of Criminal Justice Act of 2015.

You saw the recent explosion in the country over the Supreme Court’s decision where there was so much controversy whether the Supreme Court ought to have granted a stay regarding  the Code of Conduct Tribunal operations.

So our job is to ensure that this particular law works. And the reason why it has to work is because before it the previous law was not working. You charge somebody to court for corruption, the first thing the person’s lawyer does is to file a preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court, challenging the validity of the charges, and so on. And they would now compel the court to concentrate on these preliminary matters and completely forget the charges which brought them to court. And, say, if after two or three years they lose, they would appeal to the Court of Appeal. They would not say ‘Ok let us hear the case now.’ No no no. They will appeal to the Court of Appeal and knowing the mentality and the culture of the judiciary.

Once you say you appeal, the High Court is so frightened it will suspend its proceedings. And so the thing goes on to the Court of Appeal. And they go through the same rigmarole, two-three years, court rules that the lower court has jurisdiction. They appeal to the Supreme Court. And that goes through another two-three years rigmarole. So by the time they finally say the court has jurisdiction we are talking of 10-12 years. By the time you come back to the High Court to actually hear the case, witnesses have died, retired, the investigating police officer is retired, he’s no longer there. Those who are familiar with the case in the ministry have become judges. So the case dies a natural death and they create what we call ‘prosecution fatigue.’ That’s what used to be.

Now under this Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, all these problems have been solved. That Act says there must be no adjournment, adjournment is prohibited. Once the case starts, it has to go on from day to day till it’s concluded. There are provisions where there is an extreme need for an adjournment, the judge uses his discretion to grant two weeks, 14 days. And this can be done five times during the life of the case, after that the judge doesn’t have the competence, the case must go on till the end. That’s number one.

Number two, let’s go over what I said just now, somebody brings a preliminary objection, he attacks the jurisdiction of the court, he says the charge is not properly drawn up, it’s faulty and so on, therefore everything needs to be struck out. Or even brings an action that his client should be discharged, that the charge be quashed. Now, this new Act says if anything like that comes, the court should entertain it, but entertain it together with the substantive issue. So if you bring a preliminary objection now under the new law, the court will listen to you. You argue, you give all your reasons why the court has no jurisdiction, the court will be taking down notes. After you finish all that the court will say ‘fine’ and put it aside ‘I’ll rule on it.’ Now let’s go to the main case. They will then hear the corruption case which would have been postponed until after the Supreme Court, they now hear it to the full. After that the judge will now give a date and come, give judgment on preliminary objection, give judgment on substantive case. Do you see the improvement? You do not have to journey to the Supreme Court and back. Everything is taken together. So if the judge, having heard both the preliminary objection and the substantive corruption case, he will take the preliminary objection first naturally…

PT: (Cuts in) If the judge hears the preliminary objection and delivers judgment…

Sagay: He won’t deliver judgment.

PT: As in, after he heard all the cases. And delivers judgment and it turns out he didn’t have the jurisdiction in the first place to entertain the suit. Does he still have the competence to rule on the substantive case?

Sagay: That’s what I was going to tell you. He gives judgment, he agrees he has no jurisdiction. Then he will say, ‘supposing I’m wrong in saying so, this is the judgment I would have delivered in the corruption case.’ He will still send the man to prison even though he says ‘I have no jurisdiction, but in case I have, I’m sending you to five years imprisonment.’ Case goes on, to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will now look at the two. The Supreme Court may agree with him and say ‘oh, she has no jurisdiction, I uphold her. But I will also look at the substantive matter. If I had jurisdiction, you’d have gone to prison for five years.’ Supreme Court may end up saying yes they have jurisdiction therefore we adopt the jurisdiction and you are going for the five years. Do you see the difference? It’s a dramatic difference. It’s a revolution. So within nine months the case is heard, 18 months it’s finished in the Court of Appeal, in another two years it’s finished in the Supreme Court and you know your fate. No going up and down, the two are taken together. That is the new law.

That’s not all, the new law also says that, previously if you are hearing a case and you are promoted to a higher court, you just drop the case you are hearing, a new judge is now brought to hear it from the beginning, no matter how far you’ve gone. We have a very bad case recently of Erastus Akingbola of Intercontinental Bank. The case was heard from beginning to end, the judge gave a date to deliver judgment, then we don’t know up till today whether this was a plan, they just promoted him to the Appeal Court. The case is back. And since then it has gone through three or four judges, no head no tail. That is gone forever. Once a judge is assigned to a case, even if he’s promoted to the Supreme Court, he must finish it, under this new law.

So our duty as the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption is to ensure that all courts keep strictly to these changes and not go back to the old bad ways. Because many of them have the tendency of going back to the old bad ways. Either because they are ignorant. Either because they don’t appreciate the significance of the new laws or because they are corrupt. So our job is to follow up every case to make sure that there is no falling back. That no judge is granting unnecessary adjournment. That no judge is staying any action.

Another provision of the new law is that if you appeal any ruling of the court, the court will continue hearing the case regardless of the appeal.

My committee is mandated to ensure that all these changes are maintained and sustained and applied unfailingly.

PT: Are there penalties for courts (judges) who go back to these old bad ways?

Sagay: The penalty is that it will be noted and it will affect his performance and judgment and could result to his being retired. Because now there is a system involving the National Judicial Commission, NBA, and, informally, ourselves, monitoring judges and all those things. Once we notice these lapses continue, then they will be recommended first for suspension, case will be heard against them, if confirmed they will be retired. There is now very strict provision, one for productivity, two for integrity. Their work is being measured very strictly.

And another thing we are working on with the Chief Justice and the Attorney Generals, in all these corruption cases, we are identifying judges who are known for their integrity, who are known to be impervious to brandishments of material things, who just have a passion for justice, they are the ones who are going to handle these cases. They will be transferred to the Criminal Division of each High Court and the cases will go to them, and we expect these cases to be determined within nine months. So all these governors whose cases have been in court since 2007 till now, all that will be a thing of the past.

PT: I know you’ve spoken about how the Committee wants to maintain a low profile…

Sagay: (Cuts in) Yes. Ok, let me tell you one or two things that I almost forgot. We are also trying to train these anti corruption agencies on so many things. For example, this prosecution thing, we are presently developing a prosecution manual ‘How to prosecute successfully.’ We are developing, almost getting to the final stage now, which we’ll now pass on to them so that they can follow it. And if they do, they will not fail unless the person is innocent.

We are also developing a plea bargaining manual so that when there’s a need for plea bargaining, you know what steps to follow.

And recently we had a workshop on Section 306 and 396 of the new Administration of Criminal Justice Act on this issue whether a court, whether Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, or High Court has a right to adjourn any matter on appeal. Because that happened recently in Saraki’s case and there was an uproar all over the country. So we had to bring in experts and they have all held that under no circumstances should any court in the country from Supreme Court to High Court grant any adjournment because of an appeal. The case continues at the lower court while his appeal also continues. If he’s convicted at the lower court and he has appealed, the appeal can then overrule the lower court but the lower court cannot be stopped anymore.

PT: The president recently stated that people who looted public funds had started to return them, and that names will be published soon. I wonder if you have any idea as to how much have been recovered so far?

Sagay: No. That’s an area I absolutely have no knowledge about. That has not been brought within our circle.

PT: But your assignment must have given you fresh insight into corrupt activities in Nigeria. How would you rate corruption in Nigeria?

Sagay: It’s depressing. What we have found is that it is present at every level, in every sector, anywhere. There’s no exception. None. We are hearing all the high profile cases but there are so many cases that are not high profile – perm secs, civil servants, directors, even in the private sector, all engaging. It’s as if that is a national passion. So that if you are not selective, you’ll be overwhelmed.

We are hoping that by the body language of the government, by the example that will be set by those who are prosecuted successfully and by setting programmes we are going to run, programmes in which the public: 1. Will be exposed to the damage that corruption does. When they take 12 billion out of your budget, what does it do to the average Nigerian.

We are going to show all that. And take it to schools, so many places so that people when they hear corruption, they will personalize and not think that government money has been stolen. No no no. What has been stolen is the fee to maintain a clinic where my wife would have had a baby successfully tomorrow. And because of that thing was not there she died in childbirth. That’s the sort of things we want to run down the mind of Nigerians so that they can be hostile to corruption.

PT: Over the past years we have seen you coming out to speak on issues bordering on corruption. How would you rate the previous administration’s fight against corruption?

Sagay: You mean the previous administration’s encouragement of corruption? But you and I know that they were promoting corruption as a way of life. Look at all the revelations which you and I know. In fact, when I started reading it I started laughing because it reminded me of so much of one culture in Delta State where I come from. We have all these young young boys who don’t have a job, who are looking for money anyhow. If there’s anything going on, any party, they’ll go there. If there’s any rich man in town, they’ll go there hoping he’ll throw money. And when one gets and he’s going away, he’ll see the other and he’ll say “You don obtain?” Then that one will go and tell the other “You don obtain?”

The Jonathan government has introduced the culture of ‘You don obtain’ as a national culture. For everybody to be walking into an office somewhere and collecting his share of Nigerian resources and walking away for nothing. So there’s no question that the Jonathan government actively promoted corruption. And has wrecked and ruined this country as a result because we have no money anymore. It’s just incredible that anybody can just wake up and get his share. This man got 100 million, this one got 2.1 billion, everybody is having a share. On what basis? Tompolo had 13 billion. Everybody. As long as you belong to the PDP, you can just walk in some office and collect a suitcase of money and go. Somebody went to the Central Bank and collected 14 suitcases of dollars, $47 million in suitcases. That’s a bazaar, it’s bizarre. That’s not an organized country. That is chaos and total disorder.

PT: Recently, an ex-NIMASA boss was bundled into a bus by security agents despite two courts granting him bail. Are you concerned about the disrespect for court rulings?

Sagay: But he was re-arrested for a new charge. That’s allowed. They were not disrespecting the bail, they had a new charge. For any new charge, police can arrest. So all he needs to do is to ask for bail for that too. You see, it’s all up to us. If you go about committing 50 different crimes, and you are charged for one and you get bail. You can be charged for the second one, third one, fourth one, all the 50 and you get bail for all the 50. That’s what had happened. They were playing football with our money at our various levels…

PT: (Cuts in) But the manner in which he was bundled into the bus…

Sagay: (Cuts in) He was resisting. I don’t support it, mark you. I don’t support it. It was humiliating. He could have been injured because it was too rough. But again, a man like that, he’s an educated man, a lecturer, you don’t struggle with the police. ‘Oh new charge? Ok, call my lawyers. This is the new charge.’ Enter the vehicle and go. But to physically resist. I think it’s very foolish for anyone to physically resist the state because you cannot defeat the state.

PT: Critics of the present government say they are targeting only PDP members. That there’s an Amaechi or Fashola who had also had petitions written against them yet nothing was done to them. What do you think about that?

Sagay: Who are the people who wrote petitions against Amaechi and Fashola? Primarily, they are this same people who are afraid of being probed. Who thought these two strong men being in Buhari’s government will so strengthen that government. That the contrast between it and the Jonathan government will be so strong and that they themselves will be exposed. Do you think Wike will want Amaechi to be in any government? He would not. He is so frightened of Amaechi, if he could destroy him he would have destroyed him long ago. There’s nothing he had not done to destroy him. With Mama Patience. There’s nothing they haven’t done. It’s just that the guy is such a clucky, strong, energetic, and witty fellow that just got himself out of all that. Then they just cooked up a panel made up of sympathetic, pro-Wike judges who went there parading themselves in a most dishonourable manner. So it’s nothing to be taken seriously.

The same thing with Fashola. Some people did not want Fashola to be in this government and so they just decided that the best thing to do is to tarnish his name, tarnish his record, which the whole world respects. From the United States to Australia, to the Middle East, to even the United Nations, everybody knows that Fashola has the best record in governance that this country has had since Awolowo. So they just wanted to destroy all that over night because they were frightened of him becoming a minister. That’s why I have a great respect for Buhari. He was unmoved. He was unshaken. He just kept his cool. And when he now came out, what did he do? He made Fashola the symbol of his government. Fashola is the number one minister in this country today. And Transport given to Amaechi is equally important, because we are talking of railways, highways, aviation, and so on. Buhari knows what he is doing most of the time. He doesn’t talk much.

PT: But do you think this government’s fight against corruption so far has targeted only opposition elements?

Sagay: No. It hasn’t. You see, what is happening, I’m a little bit in the know of this, this government is not going out of the way to look for people to prosecute. No. They are prosecuting people whose corruption is jarring them in the face. Corruption that is virtually blocking your road, you cannot move unless you move it out of the way. That’s the type of corruption we are facing. Corruption that has crippled this government now. So when they talk of corruption of Obasanjo, Yar’adua, all these people, that we should go back to that, no complain about that. But if we don’t clear the last five years, the type of corruption we have seen is mind-boggling and not only that, they are all close. You can see the way the NSA’s office was turned into a bazaar. Even after Buhari was elected, they still transferred money, over 27 billion to NSA’s office, after the election. We have to deal with those first. How can you now go back to 1960, to Shagari and so on when you have this low-hanging fruit right in your face. It makes no sense. So it’s not a question of discrimination. It’s a question of going after the obvious, the immediate, the most threatening which has to be taken care of before you move on.


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  • Mathematician2000

    Raji Fashola’s Thefts: Come with me, Professor Sagay…….

    “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. In other words Raji Fashola must impossibly point at
    verifiable capital expenditure of 1.87 trilion Naira on the ground.

    • Mathematician2000

      ……..(2) Raji Fashola’s Thefts

      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 the 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 annual revenue throughout the 8 years of Raji Fashola was averaging
      400 billion Naira. That will therefore be equal to 3.2 trillion Naira in 8 years. It will mean
      Raji Fashola FALSELY understated Lagos accounts. It also means in effect that now,
      Raji Fashola has another separate 800 billion Naira to account for.

      • No Comment

        Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode,
        “the new governor of Lagos state, this August revoked the corrupt
        self-allocation of over 25 plots of land in Lekki by his predecessor, Raji
        Fashola, in his final days in office. Most of the plots, it is alleged, were
        allocated to Raji Fashola’s relatives, aides and associates —including Yewande
        Animashaun
        – his cousin who also served as his special adviser on public
        health, and Wale Ahmed, who served as his commissioner for special duties. A
        female newscaster with a Lagos-based TV station was one of the beneficiaries, The
        Cable learnt. The land was officially parceled into 25 plots and shared by Raji
        Fashola who went on to sign the certificates of occupancy on May 26, three days
        to his exit from office.”

        ………..Cable

    • Reason-ability

      I see that you have now improved on your first funny mathematics in your responses on other sites. Since you are the mathematician, public expenditure is also always published. You need to research on the amounts expended by LASg in those 8 years on public expenditure-including roads, bridges, housing estates, market developments, loan servicing for LAMATA, EKO Project, LMDGP and other World Bank Projects, PPP contributions, counterpart funds, then you need to look at the cost of governance as well such as transportation, office supplies, then you need also to look at allocation the the Lagos State House of Assembly, Vehicle purchases, LASTMA, KAI, Government House, Deputy Governor’s house , Commissioners’ residences, salaries etc. You get my point? There is no point coming out on a forum to display ignorance or mischief. It is very wicked to knowingly and wrongfully tarnish people’s reputation. Be careful of God’s wrath on the wicked. If you do have evidence that Fashola stole in the manner you have been going all over the web defaming him, then do not waste time on the forum, please do your civic duty by reporting to the EFCC.

      • chiemex

        Sagay, is a classic example of the rottenness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly raped Lagos State when they worked together.,

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Sagay is a 419ner—————pretending to be a civil rights activist—-why did he deny this interview——-why–why——————–Now that Prof Itse Sagay has denied the Tribune Interview, lets look back and see what the Learned Prof has fed his students and followers over the years while we wait for him to deny them too.

      Extracts of speech delivered by Professor Sagay (SAN), former Head of Law Department of University of Benin, at the fourth sensitisation programme organised by the Ibori Vanguard at the Lagoon Restaurant, Lagos.

      “As Omoruyi and many other Scholars and Writers have noted, the Arewa North has always ensured that it controlled the Military, particularly the Army, as an insurance of its retention of power. The 1966 coup was a devastating blow against the Arewa North – the beneficiaries of the colonial legacy. Their shock and pain did not arise from the death of Balewa, Ahmadu Bello and their military officers – no. Their main grievance was loss of power to the Ibos. That is how they perceived Ironsi’s rise to power.

      Therefore, the carefully orchestrated uprisings in the North in May 1966, and the violent and bloody coup that followed it in July were not reactions to Decree 32 of 1966, abolishing the Regions and unifying the civil services of the country. The Decree was a convenient excise for the Northern bid to seize back power.

      For as we have seen, soon after power was restored to the North through Gowon and those behind him, they (the Northerners in powers) introduced a level of unitary government this country had never known and embarked on a deliberate programme for dismantling all federal structures in the country as we saw earlier in the series of Decrees transferring State resources to the Federal Government. The truth of the matter was power, raw power. It is also interesting to recall that the attempt of the North to secede after the counter-coup of July 1966, was halted when it was pointed out to them that in seceding, they were in effect divorcing the young lady of wealth, with her oil, seaports, etc.

      The whole saga of June 12, 1993 is merely a manifestation of the belief religiously held by the Arewa North that power was transferred to them as a right by the colonial masters. Omoruyi recalls that Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, the Sultan of Sokoto, vehemently opposed General Babangida’s preparation for the June 12, 1993 elections on behalf of the Northern Leadership because the North was not able to decide the outcome in favour of the North before hand. He then prevailed on Babangida to cancel the presidential election, because the result was a reversal of the British legacy. So much then for Dasuki’s characterisation of the event as Allah’s will.”

    • Kuku

      I hope you weren’t doing this calculations walking on the road. There are so many schizophrenic patients who have there intellects intact, calculating maths and addmaths on the road walking bare naked but when listening to them one could hear them gesticulating nonsense like you just did now. Hope your people will quickly address your situation before it becomes intractable.

      • chiemex

        Sagay, is a classic example of the rottenness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly raped Lagos State when they worked together.;

    • blow fissh

      “You don obtain?”

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    The ever moaning mourners of APC, are at it again with their lies!! Friends, this is the most useless interview I have ever read in my entire adult life————————-What Nigerians are concerned with is the respect for the (rule of law) and not for Sagay and Buhari to act with impunity! While trying to use fake corrupt ideas to end—-thievery in our system————-Are the Ijaws led by Tompolo, Orubebe and Akpos, the only thieves in Nigeria?—-What we saw the Buhari Gestapo do to Akpos on the orders of Sagay ati Buhari, is satanic to say the least—This man must be insane–to have opened his rotten Itsekiri mouth-to vomit this rubbish! The man is a 419ner!—-To be honest, I use to think this Sagay of a man had some brain left in him–little did I know he was this empty-Evil minded to a fault–Perhaps given his Itsekiri background ati their struggle with Ijaws in the SS–Clear from the interview to even a donkey, the deep seated hatred he has for Ijaws—-99.9 percent of the followers of Sei Buhari in the North, have nothing to rely on but are paid to shout sei Buhari—These political talakwas or almajris from the West African Sub -region are settled by their Fulani elites, to shout sie baba—daily-in d Fulani North—-Yet Sagay is telling 9jas Ijaws have no right to take from their elites!! So Amaechi is very clean-abi?———How did Amaechi become a Saint-? If not the money he stole fro Rivers for Buhari? ——How did Fashola one of the biggest rogues in the govt of Buhari become clean—-Same as Buhari told the world Abacha did not steal—But is out to find out how much of the Abacha loot was recovered–from Switzerland—–Let Sagay tell us how much of the Abacha loot was given to him–Buhari took bribe from Dasuki–as well as vehicles—He is worse than a thief an armed robber–who steals and pretend to be fasting—animals

    • whales1212

      When are you gonna make comment of your own rather than the one given to you by someone to share? I’ve noticed your comments are almost the same with another clown on here,wake up bruv,at least show a bit of creativity in your St. ..ty

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @WAHALA———See how senseless, uneducated and evil minded some of u Buharimice are?- We often add or post comments made by others to buttress the point being made by us—Use them as a point of reference-So from today onwards see them as such–It helps to create a sense of believeability—If u look very well, I have posted a statement this mumu Sagay made to the Tribune and went on to deny it again–to enable people know how unstable his thoughts -and that of your are—Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeers Wahala–Pls try go some Night school for Germany! It will aid u a bit to understand simple issues here——–animals

        • whales1212

          Go spec savers bruv, I’m not wahala. Evidence you don’t read, you just copy and paste what you’re given.

  • deji

    There is light at the end of the tunnel after all. Lord we give you all the glory.

  • Kuku

    Thank you Prof. This is quite professorial and insightful. Judiciary system needs urgent reform. I’m not a lawyer but I’ve learnt something from you. I see the reason why military government do suspend the constitution. The same dilemma PMB is facing at the moment. Too many loopholes exploited by those lawyers and judges without conscience to circumspect justice. Qudos to you sir.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Wahala——the usual Buhari ati APC moaning mourners are out with their dead regional Tuareg Fulani thoughts-Aware there are paid Spoilers like u in every system-of the globe-So what u require is our pity—since u have little or no understanding of what is at play now in Nigeria-with regards to the rubbish Sagay threw out at the Ijaw Nation in particular—Is he saying humans cannot apply for bail again in Nigeria-? We are no longer innocent until proven guilty in a competent court of law-under the craconain rule of Buhari–abi?———See we cannot be forced to swallow this cut and nail rubbish—–That it is the right of the prosecution to prepares charges 50 times times 50 at every court hearing–abi? NOW TELL ME WHEN THE LAWYERS WILL HAVE TIME TO PREPARE BAIL FOR THEIR CLIENTS? A clear EXAMPLE of this rubbish was what happened to Kanu and Dasuki——-Happily—–We now know that it was Sagay that advised government not to grant bail to Kanu —Instead prepared fresh childish charges against him—–Is it no longer the right of every Nigerians to agitate- for self determination—-or to accept bribe as Buhari did with Dasuki–? When the law says Buhari is due to have a new car in 2016–he collected his in 2015–5 for that matter–So what is sagay say about the respect for the rule of law by Buhari? Nothing——animals

    • chiemex

      Sagay, is a classic example of the rottenness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly raped Lagos State when they worked together..

  • Burning spear

    Leave Tompolo Or We Will Help America Fulfill It’s Prediction On Nigeria: Niger Delta Militants Warn Buhari.
    Twelve Niger Delta militants known as ex agitators met on Thursday concerning the invitation by the Economic and
    Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to one of their leaders Government Tompolo.

    In a press statement which was signed by a foremost militant Mr. Egbesu Mightier Fraternity, the group warned
    the Federal Government will ‘get what they want’ should they continue to toe the path of harassing their leaders.
    They issued a cease and desist order threatening Nigeria’s strategic oil interests and hinting that any attacks on Oil
    facilities will make things worse for Nigeria in the light of the recent decline in oil prices. “With oil prices slipping below 40 dollars a barrel, if the government of President Buhari is willing, we will help to reduce its price of barrel to 15 dollars.

    Niger Delta Militants

    Nigeria will collapse under the watch of All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari as we
    will do everything necessary to actualize the American prediction“. “The silence in the region is a legacy of former President
    Umaru Musa Yar’Adua should not be thrown away on the altar of vindictiveness. The government should thread with
    caution and wisdom by ensuring that anything capable of provoking anger in the region is avoided or else every
    region shall maintain their respective resources because the money belongs to the people of the region and not APC and
    Buhari government“

    • blow fissh

      “You don obtain?” too

    • joe

      That kind of sh*t you only try with the Dumbo or Otuoke. Vermins like Tompolo became relevant and started parading the corridor of power, because Nigeria (s)elected a jerry-can carrying thief as President. A thief belongs in jail and a vermin belongs in Gully. Let Tompolo and his fellow parasites screw-up this time. They will learn the difference in temperament of a jerry-can thief and a standhurst-educated retired general!

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, very soon your coconut head will be on premium times

  • Maitama Tambari

    Great. Nigeria, God Willing, will be great again. Our children and grandchildren will be proud of us at last.

  • blackdove

    Very insightful. Thanks Prof!

    • chiemex

      Sagay, is a classic example of the rottenness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly raped Lagos State when they worked together

      • blackdove

        I can see you lack moral upbringing and possibly engaged in criminal activities, otherwise this Professor has not said anything wrong other than stating the obvious. It is only a depraved mind like yours so blinded by misplaced hatred that could possibly fault a very insightful analysis like Prof has done.

        • joe

          He is one of the thieves that are holding us all to ransom.

          • chiemex

            Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.

        • chiemex

          Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.][

  • ed

    Very sad that Sagay choice to rationalize the frequent disobey of court order by Buhari’s DSS. He said you can keep charging up to 50 times with a different named crime, in other to keep a possibly innocent person in detention.
    Saraki’s case had been stopped by our corrupt Supreme Court, right in the middle of the fight against corruption.
    Where is the credibility of anything coming from this group.
    Too bad PT didn’t follow up on that.
    Sagay simply play for the people paying him.

    • e_orpheus

      Please edit and repost, you haven’t made a point.

      • ed

        Please read the report and relate to my post.
        You may agree or disagree. But I made my point.

        • e_orpheus

          Sagay hasn’t made any new law. Their committee is still at work and will handover their findings and recommendations once done.
          What if evidence to successfully nail those being charged is still being gathered? Rather than run the risk of allowing them flee the country, make their lives uncomfortable and make them spend money while at it. Come time of prosecution, they still face what they have coming. It all adds to making corrupt enrichment very unattractive. While seemingly unorthodox, so is the nature of the beast Nigeria is trying to tame.

      • Burbank

        lolz

  • oooreewa

    @disqus_cT1gk8Bw94:disqus

    IF PROFESSOR SAGAY WANTS TO CHECK IF HE MADE ANY SENSE AT ALL,
    HE SHOULD ASK HIMSELF WHY THE PRINCIPLE OF ANGELS HE INVOKED TO
    PROTECT ROTIMI AMAECHI AND RAJI FASOLA WAS NOT APPLIED TO EVERYONE.
    SAGAY PRINCIPLE SAYS NO INVESTIGATION OR PROSECUTION, DESPITE ANY FACTS.

  • Nkem

    I am 100% for Buhari’s anti-corruption fight but I hope the incompetence of somebody like Sagay would not ruin everything. The man is sounding so immature. Imagine him telling the story of Amaechi as if it s a ‘we versus them’ contest; saying things like “Wike and Mama Peace”. So so childish. I hope Sagay doesn’t mess things up for us.

  • All Trust

    We are all in Nigeria. Who will know how much you, Itsey Sagay are stealing right now; we can only know after you leave this position. That is the Nigeria factor in all we do.

  • chiemex

    Sagay, is a classic example of the rottenness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola
    are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you
    are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when
    they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly raped Lagos State when they worked together.

    • Keep it Simple

      @chiemex:disqus

      HISTORY WILL RECORD ITSE SAGAY AS A MENTALLY CORRUPT MAN WHO FRITTERED HIS LIFE
      BACKING ALL THE WRONG THINGS THAT A DECENT AND EDUCATED PERSON SHOULD AVOID.
      ITSE SAGAY BACKED DIEPREYE ALAMIEYESEIGHA AND NOW BACKS RAJI FASOLA IN THEFTS.
      WHAT A WASTED LIFE USED READING THE LAW FOR THE PURPOSE OF BREAKING ITS SPIRIT.

      • Ukpaka

        Typical of Nigerians……….kill the messenger and discard the message. The message is about corruption and making sure those accused go through the court process to defend themselves instead of using delay-tactics to avoid their day in court. The only thing you got out of this is about how mentally corrupt the man is. When a typical Nigerian has no value to add to a discuss, insulting the messenger seems to be their only option. Just browse through any comment section. Up your game some……concentrate on the message.

    • A.Q.T

      …..if this is the type of advice BUHARI is getting from Sagay……then, BUHARI has no chance of success!….

      • Ukpaka

        whatever!

      • Burbank

        and you can wailed until 2023

    • Burbank

      Sagay is a classic example of the truthfulness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Wike and other PDP members are corrupt but Amaechi & Fasola are not, means that you are sound in the head. PDP & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly developed Lagos State when they worked together…

  • Lex Loci

    @disqus_zicFb9uJk6:disqus

    Now for posterity sake let truth be told……..

    For Professor Itse Sagay does not sound educated here or even lawyerly. That’s obvious.
    He sounds so un-educated. An educated man does not jump the gun to declare innocence
    before assessing the facts presented. An educated man who claims to be a lawyer will not
    enter a final verdict without a hearing. Itse Sagay fails both tests of reason in this interview –
    by sidestepping another fact that on 15th September the federal anti-corruption agency – ICPC –
    had announced it had scheduled Raji Babatunde Fashola for investigation as a financial criminal.
    Professor Sagay failed a honesty test there. A honest man puts opinion aside when facts demur.

    I am amused Professor Sagay does not feel he is disgracing himself as quite a loutish fellow.
    Facts on official records should not be so pretended over by a supposed presidential adviser.
    Itse Sagay is one odd creature who can utterly disregard without denying the truth so brazenly –
    i mean the clear facts showing insane thefts by Raji fashola – including Raji Fashola’s gross and
    criminal inflation of service contracts; plus borehole contracts, the Lagos Lekki highway contracts,
    and the least of the long list of financial crimes listed against him on record being 85 million Naira
    that Raji Fashola said he took and used to buy toilet roll for judiciary officers in Lagos state.

    • Ukpaka

      Let he who is accused defend himself instead of pointing accusing finger to another “alleged” thief. This is a distraction we don’t need. If you feel Fashola is thief, his records are there and another administration might decide to charge him some day. For now, let those accused of corruption defend themselves.

  • joe

    The Change has arrived, now it is becoming manifest. End to Jamboree, end to mumbo-jumbo-dumbo! The Dawn of New era. The gifted, the brightest and the best are taking back the Country. Thank God. God bless our country.

    • chiemex

      Sagay, is a classic example of the rottenness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly raped Lagos State when they worked together.][

      • joe

        If you are smart, you should seriously be considering learning a new trade. the days of e-ratting and hunting for crumbs are numbered.

        • chiemex

          Sagay, is a classic example of the rottenness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly raped Lagos State when they worked together.;’

          • Ayelala

            Their states worked and grew astronomically under their watch.
            What about yours?

          • Tonnero

            No mind the mumu. He probably lives in either Lagos or Port Harcourt.

          • chiemex

            Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola
            are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay
            is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when
            they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.

          • Burbank

            Sagay is a classic example of the truthfulness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Wike and other PDP members are corrupt but Amaechi & Fasola are not, means that you are sound in the head. PDP & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly developed Lagos State when they worked together

          • chiemex

            Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos…

          • Burbank

            Sagay is a classic example of the truthfulness of the Nigerian elite. Insinuating that Wike and other PDP members are corrupt but Amaechi & Fasola are not, means that you are sound in the head. PDP & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends. Fasola & Tinubu jointly developed Lagos State when they worked together.

        • Burbank

          LOLz

      • Tonnero

        No one takes what an Igbo man says seriously. You guys are so blinded by hate that you cannot see reality even when it smacks you in the face. Jonathan, the man you guys will die for, came in to power with $67b savings and high oil prices with zero external debt. 6 years later, he had less than $30 b in reserves and $11b debt. You do not need to be Einstein to ask questions. But due to your tribalism, you cannot see anything wrong with that. You can even see it from the examples you give. You are interested in Rivers and Lagos but have little to say about any of your five states which are so far behind either of the two states you mention. Those of us who visited your states know you should be asking questions of your governors who have raped you blind but for where. In particular, Abia was the nation’s junkyard. You are professors in other people’s business but cannot fix your own homes.

        • yukkmouff

          Correction sir, OBJ left $47 billion in reserves for Musa; Musa in turn left $33 billion for GEJ, who in turn left a tad over $30 billion for Baba.
          You’re so quick to put the blame on Jonathan and castigate a whole race in the process, but you fail to mention how the two super ministers ( Ameachi & Fashola) threatened to sue the FG if funds from the excess crude account (which constitutes part of theForeign Reserves) isn’t shared amongst the tree tiers of government; please don’t misconstrue this as support for GEJ as I’m not one of his lackeys.

          In any case the funds will be depleted soon enough as the current government battles to save whats left of our beloved Naira.

          • aisha ani

            Reserves, where is the spending money?

        • Arogbo

          Abeg help me tell them make dem here well well. E no be like say these people dey reason at all.

        • chiemex

          Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when
          they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos..’;

        • Burbank

          The wailing wailers are declining….

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Sadly Nigerians with the aid of the USA, did reward this dangerous, insensitive, dishonest, mean, cruel, partial, egoistic, religious, fundamentalist, conscienceless human being like MOHAMMADU BUHARI with the presidency of Nigeria with his kind of track record on Human Right abuses. So why do we still wonder why Nigeria has not and will not make it to the promised land under Buhari?He is an oligarch who does not believe in equality before the law. The way he jailed Lateef Jakande, Jim Nwobodo, Ambrose Ali, Pa Adekunle Ajasin, Chief Ayo Ojewumi-now on Kanu of IPB, ati Dasuki from whom he stole-over 800m. Now trying to build up cases against them that has no foundation in law! Yesterday Buhari allowed Awwal Ibrahim, the then Niger State governor, who was arrested in Heathrow Airport in London with 14 million pounds sterling and several millions of Naira and dollars to be freed’ He also freed Shehu Kangiwa, Sokoto State Governor who conducted and supervised the famous Bakolori Massacre of poor peasant farmers, the same way Buhari encouraged the army to murder Shiite Muslims. In Bakolori whose land were appropriated without compensation to remain under house arrest-While governors from the south-South are being chased by Buhari from pillar to post-on behalf of the moaning mourners in APC-what a country–what a shame——When u have a ruler armed with Luciferifc ideas the people moan and mourn daily in their dingy enclaves–

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, save yourself this pain by hugging a transformer.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Sagay has by this Interview exposed himself as a fake lawyer–a cut and nail lawyer–charge and bail lawyer—-for that matter mouthy for nothing—If these are the people advising Buhari on corruption then Nigeria is in some deep trouble–what a shame –what a country–what a party—APC is—an association of demons———let him Sagay chop na him time–Very unpatriotic in his comments-animals

    • Ukpaka

      Sounds like a bitter loser. You’ll have to deal with this administration for the next 3yrs+.
      With the recent revelation of corruption in the past administration and this gentleman’s effort to speed up the court process (which also gives the accused the opportunity to get fair hearing), you have nothing valuable but to write about your hatred of APC. Your loyalty is to whatever party you support and not to the Nigerian state. Hopefully you’ve noticed how you’re being ignored in this forum by now.

      • Tunsj

        I couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ve ignored him a long time ago because I do not want to waste my time replying a troll. He is totally off base with his comment. Also, he has displaced a level of ignorance here and I’m incredibly embarrassed for him.

        • aisha ani

          The guy is nuts.

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        Buhari is on his way out—It is not going to be business as usual with monsters like Buhari–in Nigeria–The entire country would have been praising his efforts—by now—-A man who spent 4 months stealing instead of picking up the thieves he assembled as ministers cannot be my president–Does Buhari understand how much Nigeria lost as a result of his stupidity and delays? It is no longer about him being in power—till God knows when as a dictator–He is a National disaster–so must like Morsi of Egypt go–Jonathan is a perfect gentle man–and we know his mother ati father who died in aso rock-His relations–Buhari nko-Nobody knows his roots in Nigeria—–That is why he is destroying Nigeria with his tuareg mind ati soul–animals

        • Buhari4Ever

          Deri Orbuka, Buhari has rendered you useless in life.

        • Burbank

          “Buhari is on his way out”
          After you.

  • Sagay is d biggest mumu ever

    Stop Blaming Jonathan, Murray-Bruce To Lai Mohammed.

    Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, the representative of Bayelsa-East senatorial district, has slammed the noisy Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for attributing the current fuel scarcity in the country to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Mohammed had in a statement issued on Monday said, “What we met on the ground is such that we are paying for the sins of the last administration. One of the reasons for the fuel scarcity was the inability of the last government to make adequate provision for fuel subsidy.”

    Murray-Bruce said President Barrack Obama of the United States inherited the most indebted economy in the world but has succeeded in reducing unemployment and petrol prices in the country without blaming his predecessor.

    The senator, who said this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, advised the All Progressives Congress to focus on providing solutions to the nation’s problems.
    He said the reason Nigerians elected President Muhammadu Buhari was because they wanted to hold him accountable for running Nigeria and not to continue to blame Jonathan.

    The senator said, “Imagine that government is a relay race, how can this Federal Government expect to win when it has spent the first part of the race blaming others instead of working? Instead of blaming Jonathan, swallow your pride and work towards political collaboration to get us out of this situation.”

    • Tonnero

      I know you are another PDPig. Thieves all of you. Ben Murray Bruce is a mumu if he said that. Someone should shut his mouth if he even talks about Obama. Even today, 8 years after, George Bush is still being blamed. You coconut head, if you have CNN, you would have seen that even George Bush’s brother has a hard time associating himself with his older brother. What do you fo0Ls here do? You want us to forget the man who has ruined us even when we are still feeling the pains of his very bad actions. In the specific case of fuel, the Jonathan administration owed marketers over N500 b at one point. This they did not pay while sharing money to everyone. And you pass this debt to a new administration while emptying the treasury. You are all mental cases.

      • REDEEM

        Publish the comments Obama made against-George Bush–for all to read here or just shut up–yr rotten Fulani mouth–Very unenlightened fool–So the assertions by Obama against George Bush can only be read on CNN abi? Monkey—!————Buhari said the fuel scarcity was caused by those against Change–Liar Mohademd then blames Jonathan—-The point being made by Bruce here is very simple–Buhari should go to work and stop stealing-at blaming Jonathan for his erection troubles with Aisha–He stole 2.8–now my 5.6b that Mrs. Madueke left in the coffers of NNPC–took bribe money from Dasuki ati vehicles–also -time for Buhari to be put in the dock-He is a curse to the Nation.

        • aisha ani

          There are some things you cannot get away from, especially with the way the Jonathan administration looted the treasury…..its going to be a very bumpy ride. The likes of Murray Bruce and his colleagues in the senate are not making things any easier, the thing about him is that he is an employer of labour.

      • chiemex

        Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.

    • Richard

      How long did it take Obama to put things in order? Only hypocrites would want things to be turned around in seven months after bastardization of Nigeria for sixteen years.

      • chiemex

        Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola
        are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay
        is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when
        they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.,/;

        • Burbank

          Next popcorn?

      • Burbank

        Beautiful comments.
        Let’s here more wails from the wailing wailers

      • aisha ani

        George W. only did his for 8 years and some industries are still yet to recover. United states will never be the same, back in the day everyone could afford to buy a house as long as you had a job.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Sagay is a useless APC lackey. This is all tripe!

    • Omoagunmate

      Hahaha, abi you too don obtain?

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    (Mr. Kanu, who was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Wednesday, told the court before commencement of the prosecution’s plea that he preferred being held in the detention, than subjecting himself to a trial, which outcome will not be respected by the Government of Buhari)—unquote—–What an insult against the nonsense Sagay vomited from his rotten thieving beggarly soul—–

  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    Sagay has always commanded respect. All he said here are right on the money. I believe we are on the right track. All the thieves must be jailed, even with all their blackmail.

    • chiemex

      Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.'[.

      • Ajayi Ifayemi

        He id not say Wike was corrupt, at least not directly. He said Wike has always been after Amaechi. You and I know that to be very correct. Same Amaechi to now constitute himslef into a prosecutor and judge of Amaechi should not be taken seriously by anyone and on that I stand with the good professor. As Fashola, like they say in Lagos, “Omo gbagbe osi”. Nigeria has not known a more capable hand that he is in a very long time.

        • chiemex

          Sagay is not speaking as honestly as he used to years ago. It could be that age has gotten the better of him. That is why we younger ones should hold forth the truth and not be teleguided by the half-truths of tired war horses like Sagay, Falana, Agbakoba…….

          • Oladapo Sunday

            you done obtain?

          • chiemex

            Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when
            they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.;’

          • Oladapo Sunday

            that is oversyllabus. Sagey did not mention Wike as thief.

          • chiemex

            Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos,,,,,

          • Oladapo Sunday

            you repeating same thing doesnt make it sink.

          • Burbank

            LOL….nasty nasty
            Good retort

      • Oladapo Sunday

        he pain you…

        • aisha ani

          Ouch!

    • Ade

      when PDP steals is corruption, but when APC officials steal they are doing us a favor. how Nigerians reason like animals

      • Ajayi Ifayemi

        You are one of the Nigerians, are you not? Shebi you undertsand?

  • Raymond (Journalist)

    THE MEDIA SHOULD BLACKLIST ITSE SAGAY for his irresponsibility. He belongs to an immoral class.
    A country that wants to progress must be rid of the type of Itse Sagay. He is a useless human being.
    Nigerians risked lives and limbs to present a dossier of thefts by RAJI BABATUNDE FASHOLA.
    The facts of Fashola’s multi-billion thefts were published in line with the fight against corruption.
    Perhaps hoping to beg Raji Fashola for a portion, the execrable Itse Sagay jumps forward –
    without self respect at age 77 to hold brief for a thief on official record like Raji Fashola.

    SAGAY insults Nigerians for exposing Raji Fashola’s thefts. The supposed Professor Sagay
    said Raji Fashola was being exposed to hinder President Buhari. Where is the nexus in both?
    Where is the sense in Professor Sagay’s verbal diarrhea? Whereas Raji Fashola was exposed
    long before the APC party was even formed. Nigerians are insisting that Raji Fashola must be
    arrested and brought to justice, convicted and sentenced to prison for stealing under the law.
    Sagay at age 77 irresponsibly says Nigerians should instead let Raji Fashola keep looting Nigeria
    because Raji fashola is the face of a now wobbly and fumbling misshapen government of Buhari.
    Is this not the end of the road for Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption policy? Looks as if it is.

    • hiro hiro

      That you even had the effrontery to apply journalist to your miserable name is sickening. Go over the thrash you wrote and bury your head in shame. Corruption is written all over you mister internet journalist Raymond.

      • band olu

        He should have added Dokpesi to his name so we would have known d reason why he is ranting…

    • aisha ani

      Dokpesi is that you?

      • umunnem

        lol

  • Olaola

    Much respect sir. Articulate and on point.

    • chiemex

      Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay
      is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.

      • Olaola

        Deranged monkey.

        • chiemex

          Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that you are sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when
          they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.

          • Burbank

            and?

          • chiemex

            Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos

          • Burbank

            and?

      • Burbank

        Truth hurts.

  • mumu sagah

    Following the fresh six-count charges filled by the Federal Government of Nigeria via Prof SAGAY against the embattled leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, a federal High Court judge has exempted himself from hearing the case. Justice Ahmed Mohammed who announced the decision on Wednesday in Abuja after Mr. Kanu objected to the case, said that it was needless, as the federal government had repeatedly disobeyed previous court rulings. BUHARI has no respect for the rule of law—

    • Burbank

      “BUHARI has no respect for the rule of law.”
      Then sue him.

    • aisha ani

      The judge did not exempt himself for the reason he stated, the actual reason will soon be revealed as events continue to unfold.

  • Utomi

    Utomi Slams Buhari, Says 2016 Budget Estimate A Joke.

    Nigerian economist, Professor Pat Utomi on Tuesday stated that the 2016 national budget presented to the National Assembly was ‘a joke’.
    President Muhammadu Buhari had presented the 2016 national budget which is estimated at over six trillion to the joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

    “Putting it in a very awkward position, I consider the budget process a joke,” he said.
    Utomi spoke on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday morning, few hours before the presentation of the budget by President Muhammadu Buhari before a joint session of the National Assembly. –

    • Burbank

      Try to stay within the topic.

    • chiemex

      Utomi has not recovered from being refused a ministerial job. He should go and face his business

      • aisha ani

        Lol!

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    I expect this interview to cause so much pain and angst among Jonathanians. This is a good thing.

    • Nana Sagoe

      @gugurusekpa:disqus

      If you are here in the United States can you imagine Obama’s Adviser on Whistle-blowers Act

      so stupidly abusing Americans who exposed corruption with incontrovertible facts and figures,

      in this uncouth way Professor Itse Sagay does here and who will still retain his job? Never!

      • Burbank

        In the US, Obama would simply detained them at Guantanamo, without trial.

        • Ike

          @Timurlame:disqus

          Make we talk true, na! This Professor Sagay should be given gratuity to go home.

          He is not making sense and should be protected from becoming a public nuisance.

          • chiemex

            Truth is sacred

      • Gugurus Ekpa

        Nana,

        You are not making a lot of sense. And i am not sure of your basis for comparison with the US. At best, your assertions are mere speculation.

    • Burbank

      Itse Sagay had spoken truthfully – and that’s very hurtful to the fraudsters and their supporters.

    • chiemex

      Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos;;;

  • Chief Oye

    Dear President Buhari,

    Why Professor Itse Sagay Must Go

    Your 6-month-old government is shambolic
    and in need of reform, otherwise, you’ll enter the year 2016 on the defensive
    for being unable to run on your record in the previous year. In that case it is
    par for the course that pressures will come with protests from a tired populace
    whose patience shall have come to an end for failing to see concrete evidence
    of your grand promise of CHANGE.

    But if you take my counsel and rejig your
    government it would be morning again on creation day. If you agree, the first
    person to sack is the corrupt man you appointed as Adviser – Professor Itse
    Sagay. He is a misfit and has always been. Your initial mis-judgment to appoint
    a morally dissolute fellow as your adviser on anti-corruption is your fault and
    your personal burden. Sagay unravels here for whom he is as a worshiper of
    anyone with stolen funds. For the morality of Nigeria therefore, Sagay must go.

    The law and the Constitution of Nigeria
    direct every Nigerian to expose corruption. Your lawless and self-described
    Adviser Professor Sagay opposes that directive of law, and hinders the exposure
    of corruption in violation of the law and the Constitution of Nigeria. And now,
    for conducting himself disgracefully in public space as a benighted savage with
    just a scant sense of law, Professor Itse Sagay must go for your anti-corruption
    plan to succeed. Professor Itse Sagay is by far too grossly immoral for public office.

    • Simple!

      PROFESSOR ITSE SAGAY IS A SHAME AND A DISGRACE.

      HISTORY WILL RECORD HIM AS SUCH WHEN HE DIES.

      • ceweeco projects

        what else do you expect from a twerp from itsekiri?

  • Abiboss

    I don’t know why some people are against speedy trial. It is fair to everyone. It is only thieves that would like to kill the case. I wonder why they allow perpectual injunction for the looters in the first place. It encourages corruptions in many way. It envourages politicians to steal in a large scale in order to keep some for themselves, some for judges and lawyers and some goodies for security officers. I think what president Buhari did to select these people as his legal advisers was a brilliant move because prosecuting the looters is what Nigeria needs but at same time the government does not want be accused of violation of their human right.

    • Burning spear

      U are a big he goat read the above story by Kanu—and u call that speedy trial abi? It is only a human with the brain of a monkey, that will accept this madness from Sagay and Buhari. U go to court and are granted bail–as u move out another fresh charges are prepared against u—-and u call that justice abi? Then u go back to court and u are granted bail again. And another charges are pressed against u–then the judge grants u bail as u move out another charges are thrown at u by Efcc or DSS—are we in the Republic of Monkey? Even animals are better organized than these semi humans we have in Nigeria-being fooled by Buhari and Sagay–Why not prepare one charge sheet–for all to see–They can because they have nothing against your soul–thieves

      • Burbank

        “U go to court and are granted bail–as u move out another fresh charges
        are prepared against u—-and u call that justice abi?”

        That’s the law; if you can’t do the time, then don’t do the crime.
        In Kanu’s cases, his crimes are posted on Youtube.

        • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

          How many Nigerians want to follow the thoughts of an Ibo man like u——who have become used to the awoooof money u seem to be collecting from APC—–? The fight is over your tomorrow–See why we have spoilers in every system like u—————————-Besides—which law–are u talking about————–in our constitution? Show me one country in the wrld that has such a draconian law-in the world–It is only in Nigeria such rubbish often take place—then they suddenly die on the very seat they swore to remain in forever like Abacha–Sagay has now become a symbol of shame————in the government of Buhari——animals

          • Burbank

            “Show me one country in the wrld that has such a draconian law-in the world”

            USA
            Detention without trial in Camp X-ray, Guantanamo

          • Otile

            You are quite wrong. Guantanamo is not in USA. The Cubans themselves do not approve such unlawful detention in their soil, Americans too cannot allow it inside USA. Buhari has abused the very tenets of human rights law known to man. He belongs to the Hague.

          • Burbank

            Which government runs Camp X-ray, Guantanamo?
            Nigeria?
            Be truthful, at least once.
            It’s Xmas.

          • Otile

            Why then can’t Buhari jail Kanu in Dahomey/Benin Republic?

          • Burbank

            try again -which government runs Camp X-ray, Guantanamo?
            Nigeria?
            Be truthful, at least once.
            It’s Xmas.

          • Otile

            I hate when you try to compare America with Nigeria, I am telling you that Americans cannot tolerate such illegal detention center in their soil, and that is why faceless agents carried it out in Guantanamo not in good USA. The faceless agent’s illegality does not empower Buhari to start illegal detention centers in Nigeria. Nigerians have legal institutions within and outside the country. That’s why I asked you why can’t your god who obeys no laws have such unlawful detention center in Dahomey and see whether the good citizens there will not burn the illegality down? For example Hon Dokubo has an institute in Dahomey, can Buhari have his illegal detention center there? Judge for yourself, don’t be dishonest just to defend your Fulani master.

          • Burbank

            “I am telling you that Americans cannot tolerate such illegal detention
            center in their soil, and that is why faceless agents carried it out in
            Guantanamo not in good USA.”
            So which government runs Camp X-ray, Guantanamo? Nigeria? Be truthful, at least once. It’s Xmas.

          • Otile

            Are you still insisting that illegal Guantanamo detention camp is your model which your master Imam Buhari should adopt? Shame on you, you are irredeemable, I did not realize I was responding to someone far gone in illegality/iniquity. Don’t drag me into hell with you. Islam a religion of peace my foot.

          • Burbank

            Still beating about the bush and wandering in circle.
            Answer the question – which government runs Camp X-ray, Guantanamo where detainees are jailed without trials?
            Cuba, Nigeria or USA?

          • Otile

            You are the one beating about the bush. In the first place the premise of your question is wrong. You are building your foundation on illegality, yet you want me to agree with you that illegality is right because some conscienceless people did it therefore your god Buhari should do it too. Do yourself a favor, take a simple class in a community college near you called Principles of Logic; you will begin to reason better.

          • Burbank

            So you finally admitted that the detention without trials of detainees in Guantanamo by the US government is ILLEGAL.

  • Burbank

    Bravo to Itse Sagay.
    A true son of Nigeria
    May your work in the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption be a monumental piece in Nigeria’s drive to rid the country of the evil of corruption.
    The superb work on the judicial process – the appeals and the adjournment – is fantastic and superb.
    That court cases that took decades to be heard will hopefully be things of the past.
    God bless Itse Sagay.
    God bless Nigeria.

    • chiemex

      Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos;’;’

      • tunde008

        Lagosians never complained that they were raped by Tinubu and Fashola. In fact we are very grateful for the good work they performed during their tenure. As of today they have changed the face of Lagos. We are not complaining.They have made lagos the city of destination in Africa.

      • Burbank

        And…

      • Burbank

        And Wike banned biafra

        • Otile

          Nwaike onye Umueprikom betrayed his people thinking that Imam Buhari would allow him keep the job he rightly won. He did not know that Imam only protects his party members.

          • Burbank

            Like he protected APC’s Saraki, Nyako and Kwankwaso?

  • THE SOURCE

    The trial of leader of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), changed its course on Wednesday as he expressed objection to the fresh six-count criminal charge filed against him and the judge stepped aside, stating he won’t be continuing as a judge in that case. Kanu stated that the information available to him indicated he would not be able to receive a fair trial before the judge, saying he would rather remain in detention than subject himself to a trial he knows would amount to subversion of justice.

    • Burbank

      “…saying he would rather remain in detention than subject himself to a trial he knows would amount to subversion of justice.”

      Kanu’s prayer – to remain under detention – has been granted.
      Have a nice stay in the zoo’s cage, Kanu.

      • Burning spear

        Sadly u are a biafran like him—spoliers like ya abound every where on earth –even in the Holy Bible–we saw rthem betray Jesus —Except in the Koran-owned by the Fulanis ati Tuaregs-that is where u hardly ever hear about traitors———–being cloned by MOHAMED————buhari is a complete dictator–who is paying Nigerians to sing his janjaweed boko harmic praise–It is an insult for amn on trial to say he will rather remain in prison than appear in a Nigerian court—-under the government of Buhari————–

        • Burbank

          Then Kanu can remain insulted in my cage in my zoo.

  • femi alasoadura

    It is a tough task but our collective supports and prayers will see PMB through this journey.
    My suggestion – if the constitution allows it, prosecute any of these corruption cases live on TV. Using similar approach to that used by South Africa Gvt. in “Oscar Pistorious’s case”. This will help to
    – redeem the country image at International level.
    – make the prosecution much more transparent with minimum delay in trial possible.
    – it will reduce corruption practice to the minimal bcos Nigerians cherish family name, some may not want to drag the name into the mud.
    Take note that South African Gvt used this approach to save its tourism industry following the the rampant killings of tourists during the time.
    Hope Prof Sagan will look into this.

  • Dale Olukotun Ph.D

    @femiprotokol:disqus

    I am sorry but I doubt Itse Sagay’s
    reasoning ability and therefore justifiably doubt his credentials because Itse
    Sagay cannot be so sloven in verbal reasoning and be a professor in contradiction
    of terms. A bright college student knows better than Itse Sagay (whom I cannot
    refer to as a professor since he’s too dull) that motive is irrelevant in matters
    of corruption. Motive is as irrelevant in adjudging a corrupt official act as it is
    in deciding the corruption facts exposed. It is those facts that matter not the
    motive of a person who’s exposed the corruption facts. The new Lagos state
    government revoked 25 plots of land in Lekki that Raji Fashola stole and shared
    to his family members. That is a fact. That is what is to be adjudged in slapping
    Raji Fashola all around as a notorious thief. The motive of the civil servant
    or whistle-blower who’d exposed this theft is totally irrelevant.

    • Otile

      Buhari has successfully surrounded himself with people claiming bogus credentials. The world is watching. This man is nothing but a trained lawyer. Why do inept politicians make mockery of this otherwise great country?

  • MI

    ….anyone who appreciates the true state of our country and understands the rudiments of leadership, must essentially go the Buhari way. Prof is objective in his thoughts and realistic in his approach to the matters affecting our country today, which is one of a kind in the world. Prof Sagay’s position on issues, integrity and pedigree has never been doubted. The country requires designed and deliberate strategy to rescue it from total collapse. I’ll equate our case, to the mending of a broken leg, which goes with so much pain during the setting of the bones leading to the eventual healing of the fracture. Nigerian must be patient to be gotten out of this ditch, we have allowed ourselves in. Key to our success is a focused, tough, wisdom oriented and corrupt-less leadership; and to the glory God, he gave us the duo of Buhari and Osinbajo to steer the ship out of the storm.

  • ceweeco projects

    This twerp will always remain a twerp.

    • H.C.S

      @ceweecoprojects:disqus

      Re: Muhamadu Buhari as Nigeria’s False Messiah

      Look at it this way. Just imagine how Buhari’s reputation would have soared if there was no Raji Fashola
      in his cabinet and if there was no Rotimi Amaechi. Those two notorious thieves finished off Buhari for life.
      If Buhari mentions ‘anti-corruption’ again after appointing those two thieves he may be roughly assaulted.
      No Nigerian believes in Buhari’s anti-corruption nonsense again. No foreign government believes it either.
      Muhamadu Buhari is the worst lie ever told by Nigerian Muslims in northern Nigeria – not just on his Wasc.
      Something tells me loud and clear that for his deceit Buhari would have a case to answer down the line.

      Buhari’s ignorance and arrogance fuelled his adamance into this misjudgment of lasting consequence.
      We are witnessing the shaming of Muhamadu Buhari who’s lived a false life all through – totally false life.
      Buhari was claiming what he is not and practised what he wants Nigerians to believe he hates the most.
      Muhammadu Buhari is an utterly fake man and smells like one, even his vaguely declared assets stink.
      Honest soldiers on salaries don’t usually have five mansions plus millions of dollars in stocks and shares.
      I want to thank Alhaji Raji Fashola for helping Nigerians to expose Muhamadu Buhari as a false Messiah.

      • Maika

        TO BE FAIR TO ALL THE CRIMINALS IN THIS CONSPIRACY, THE YORUBA MUSLIMS,
        LED BY BOLA AHMED TINUBU MUST SHARE THE BLAME FOR SELLING THIS DUMMY –
        BECAUSE MUHAMADU IS A FRAUD ON THE FACTS, BUT SOLD AS HOLY SACRAMENT.

  • Question & Answer

    Premium Times Editor,

    I have a question for Professor Itse Sagay. Given that Raji Babatunde
    Fashola
    was an employee on monthly salary in typical roadside law office –
    not a partner sharing profits – and given that he was dragged from there into
    an outside office to work as administrative assistant to Bola Tinubu (still on
    monthly salary)
    in the year 2003, where a bogus title S.A.N was wangled
    to make him look less unfit, how did Raji Fashola become a multi-billionaire
    with over ten houses in the poshest, lands in Lagos, if not by corrupt stealing
    – given that Raji Babatunde Fashola has not been out of the public service
    to work as entrepreneur after Bola Tinubu dragged him in sometime in 2003?

    • sholoko

      MAYBE THE OWNERS OF THE LAW OFFICE WERE PAYING RAJI BABATUNDE FASHOLA
      FIVE HUNDRED MILLION NAIRA ( ₦500,000,000.00) PER MONTH OR SOMETHING CLOSE.
      HAHAHAHAHA! MY PEOPLE, I NEVER GO, I STILL DEY COME, I BEG, YEYE DEY SMELL.

  • kenny

    How will Nigeria be great if this is all this man can say about the petition against Amaechi and Fasola. So because the petition came from wike there is no point looking at it?

    • dave Okoh

      @disqus_ZvEPG02KZV:disqus

      Let me bring to attention that a refusal to investigate financial crimes
      committed by Buhari’s financial sponsors is a felony under Nigerian law
      and punishable by seven years’ imprisonment. So, Buhari may not escape the
      legal consequence of his do-nothing policy. At a point, he’ll have to answer for it.

      • Willie T. Umole

        BUT WHY IS MUHAMADU BUHARI MESSING HIMSELF UP LIKE THIS?
        WHAT IS SO DIFFICULT IN BRINGING THIEVES TO JUSTICE IN NIGERIA?
        WHY DOES BUHARI CHOOSE TO BE A USELESS MAN WHO COVERS UP?
        UNLESS BUHARI GOT STOLEN MONEY AS CAMPAIGN FUNDS FROM FASOLA,
        NOTHING ELSE CAN EXPLAIN WHY BUHARI IS NOW A WOMAN WITHOUT BALLS.

        • alababrown

          A country as bad as that can not progress where ‘success’ and ‘stealing’ mean the same thing.

        • chiemex

          A woman at least has eggs. Some so called men like PMB have been castrated by hypocrisy

    • ogechi

      If d petitioners r sincere,dey shud v continue on it even after making Amechi&Fashola Ministers..

      Tnk again,mr.Man

  • femi alasoadura

    Because we operate a failed system of government in Nigeria that is why an individual office holder is being referred to as a performing one. I don’t know of any past governor of Lagos state that has failed to performed in their own capacity (Lagos IR is more than enough for just only one state). Thanks to IT/social media that place BRF as the best. If Jonathan has taken similar step to that of PMB against corruption…posibility is there to have politicians with the interest of country in mind by now. I am of opinion that it is a matter of time Nigeria will have another leader that would be interested to take corruption fight to the doors of those past leaders beyond Jonathan’s regime. PMB is aware that these people are corrupt but – just like a devil you know is better than an angel u don’t know. He needs people he can trust not only ones with clean hands.

    • Otile

      In short you are say that for Imam to have Rotimi and Fashola in his cabinet is like holding his nose while hugging the swine.

      • tsavage

        Let Buhari himself
        face Nigerians and tell them why treasury thieves are the best as Ministers. He
        should have courage to defend his own decision. This one he sent to make this
        case for him, this Professor Sagay, does not have sense or logic. If Buhari
        says competence was the measure, and not the money he got from FASOLA AND
        AMAECHI for campaign, we will show him facts and figures why RAJI FASHOLA is
        the worst governor ever in Lagos state. He ruined Lagos with 525 billion Naira
        debt he incurred and left behind after blowing away or stealing gross revenues
        of 2.34 TRILLION he agreed he received as revenue. RAJI FASHOLA did not
        have the gumption to plan the school system, and in effect Lagos state scored a
        constant 80% FAILURE in Wasc. He bought 920 units of BRT buses three-quarters
        of which collapsed in 3 years, thus destroying city transport, educational sector
        and the state’s finances all at a go. What else?

        • i dey hear!

          “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. Nigeria will begin a positive walk into sanity and propriety
          when leadership is about people and leaving a place better than you met it.
          Until then, Nigeria is just a nation of common thieves.”

          …….………..Muyiwa Adetiba

          (Pioneer Editor, Vanguard Newspaper)

          [June 15, 2013]

    • Otile

      In short you are saying that for Imam having Rotimi Oyenusi and Fashola in his cabinet feels like holding his nose while hugging the swine. Ifa Orunmilla ba awon omo yin ooo.

      • chiemex

        PMB is not holding his nose, he is as crooked as Amaechi & Fasola

    • Sola Adesola

      Femi Alasoadura:

      In today’s world Buhari will be liable to condign punishment if you are right.
      A president who knows but condones stealing, like Buhari, is a conspirator.
      At least that’s what the Rome Statute says on the liability of head of state.
      Buhari may think he’s being smart but he’s only being clever by half on this.
      What part of the twin demand in international law does he not understand?
      The U.N Convention prohibits the official appointment of financial criminals.

      If he were not running Nigeria aground
      Muhamadu Buhari would be a comic relief in stress-prone Nigeria. Each time
      on Nigerian newspapers on-line I saw Buhari holding a pen before the camera.
      I laugh hard. Sometimes, he perches on the edge of a table for the cameras,
      but that’s not a writing position or a pose someone seriously studying should
      ever be found perched at.

      The man looks to me like someone afflicted with
      inferiority complex seeking overcompensation. I may not be totally correct in
      my assessment from my distance abroad but I can’t be too far either. For
      immediately J.PMorgan threw out Nigeria’s bonds as laden with potential fraud
      i made a note to myself that Buhari was going to hit the rocks. I hope I am wrong.

      • Otile

        What do you want him to do? People said that he is not well educated, but he is now using his postures and body language to show that he is learned too,

      • JFK sr

        One thing I am happy about is that you already fault your “assessment” of Buhari…more so you are too far being right either.

      • femi alasoadura

        We should continue to advice people in powers in order to get Nigeria of our dreams. It takes time to have the kind of change we desire but it is possible for sure. Do not be discouraged to present for discussion any good idea/means that can help Nigeria to grow.

  • utuep

    Quite unfortunate that while Sagay has a deep understanding of the extent of corruption, he shows his towards towards APC. Deal with and punish thieves in all parties. But with such defence of APC he isn’t qualified for this job. Why go such lengths to defend Amaechi and Fashola? An independent minded person is a needed to do this job. Despite his experience his selective understanding and method isn’t helping the fight against corruption.

    • chiemex

      Sagay is fighting for his stomach and those of his children & grand children.

      • JFK sr

        @chiemex:disqus it depends on the ground you stood while reading this interview. I hope your thought is not pure!
        How could he have said that much because of stomach infrastructure.

        • chiemex

          He is Insinuating that Amaechi & Fasola
          are not corrupt but that Wike and other PDP members are means that Sagay
          is sick in the head. Amaechi & Wike jointly raped Rivers State when
          they were friends, Tinubu & Fasola jointly raped Lagos.

    • JFK sr

      @utuep:disqus It depends on what your mind was set to see in what Sagay said. Rather than seeing him defending Amaechi & Fashola, I think he just chose to tell the reason they were given ministerial position rather than prosecution…highlighting the questionable integrity of those (perceived enemies) who wrote those petitions against them.

  • kayode Olufade

    Justice Sagay is learned too know that he shouldn’t be making claims from insinuations. Also, Mrs Jonathan demands more respect than to be called Mama Patience; but to be fair to him, she did hold a press conference and declared herself Mama Peace.

    • ogechi

      Hhahahahahah

    • JFK sr

      kayode Olufade Watch your eye & mind!
      Nothing disrespectful in calling Mrs Jonathan “Mama Patience” or “Mama Peace”. The word “Mama” is respectful enough than call her “Patience Jonathan”.

    • REDEEM

      This man is a fake Itsekiri Prof-ugly to a fault Himself and Kiyamo-Sadly It is because of him and his evil advise to Buhari that forced Kanu, the leader to say he will rather stay in prison than face trial in any Nigerian court–Simply because Buhari has a perchant of not obeying court orders—–It is Nigerian like Sagay that is using his evil Itsekiri background to ill advise buhari–we has told the prosecution to prepare fresh charges any time an accused person is granted bail—-what a shame-

    • Burning Spear

      This man is a fake Itsekiri Prof-ugly to a fault Himself and Kiyamo-Sadly It is because of him and his evil advise to Buhari that forced Kanu, the leader to say he will rather stay in prison than face trial in any Nigerian court–Simply because Buhari has a perchant of not obeying court orders—–It is Nigerian like Sagay that is using his evil Itsekiri background to ill advise buhari–He has told the prosecution to prepare fresh charges any time an accused person is granted bail—-what a shame-what a Justice system—what a way to respect the rule of law–by Sagay

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    “The incumbent president has a long history of dictatorship, and never obeys court orders. He has not changed himself but wish to change Nigeria.”
    – John Cardinal Onaiyekan (Catholic Archbishop of Abuja)

  • scimitar

    E RU ti pa PDP won ti n hallucinate. E ti po to. E lo pe ara yin jade. Odun meje ni efi ma dun bi eniti oti ya were

  • Abu Lawal

    The man is hungry. Therefore he can open his mouth to rubbish!!!

  • bigbang

    Massive opposition?

    I think you mean’t political enemies.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Prof Itsey Sagay,remains a credible,honest and transparent academician and a legal luminary that is highly respected with great honour.There are nincompoop elements who support the corrupt-ridden PDP led by president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.Somne posters of comments in this forum are deadwood and corruption advocates/promoters/supporter/ethnic bigots.

    • Otile

      We know that the party will not be over until the fat lady sings. Now that Babalowo nla Awosan has spoken o ti ku patapata. Gbogbo ile odabo.

  • GbemigaO

    Whether this man is right or wrong , he has been put in a position where he is expected to display objectivity. Casting aspersions , different innuendos shows that our leaders are not tactful at all. Will any PDP fan or members trust this man at all?

  • Otile

    Mutane Najeriya, Jama’a barka da Maulud Nabiyi.

  • FitzO

    How God has remained kind to Nigeria!