Seven months after inauguration, Buhari achieves one of 222 Campaign Promises – Report

Seven months after taking over government, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has succeeded in achieving only one out of the 222 campaign promises made to Nigerians, according to a report by Buharimetre, a civil society monitoring report tracking the implementation of the president’s campaign promises.

The report, which covers the activities of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government from May 29 to December 31, 2015, observed in its assessment that the achievement was in the area of the fight against corruption, even though a lot was still left undone in that regard.

“PMB has only achieved 1 out of the 222 tracked promises, which constitutes 0.5 percent of the promises,” Buharimetre reported.

“ More so, it reveals that while the government is taking action to achieving only 27 (12.2 percent approximately) of the tracked promises thus ongoing, 194 electoral promises are still ‘Not Rated.’Buharimeter Infographics 1

“ The latter constitutes 87.3 percent of the tracked promises.”

The electoral promises not rated, it says, is because there is “no tangible related activities being implemented.”

The 2015 report is the fourth on the series of report on the assessment of the performance of President  Muhammadu Buhari  and the governing party, the APC, on the delivery of its 222 electoral promises.

The report examined and focused on issues around insecurity, the economy, oil and gas, corruption, agriculture and social sectors, with emphasis on the environment.

It also provided useful insights into the current state of key sectors as a way of establishing the basis of measuring outcomes.

Buharimeter Infographics 2Assessing the fight against corruption, the report noted that there had been visible efforts to combat corruption since the inauguration of the present administration, naming the arrest and prosecution of some notable persons and the efforts to recover looted funds.

“PMB anti-corruption efforts have been commended as a step in the right direction,” the report noted.

“ Positive opinions in this regard are due to the possible positive impact of the efforts on development and democracy in the country.

“However, the government has been accused of politics of selection in the fight against corruption. A delay in the prosecution of the accused people has been a major criticism of the government. Moreover, while the government has shown unmatched commitment to curbing corruption, such effort should be institutionalised.”Buharimeter Infographics 3

The report observed that one of the promises of the current administration was to strengthen the capacity of anti-graft agencies, particularly EFCC and ICPC, by guaranteeing their prosecutorial and financial independence as well as security of tenure.

“Despite the fact that the anti-grant agencies have shown renewed efforts in the fight against corrupt practices, there has been no effort by the government to amend relevant laws to guarantee their independence in these areas,” states the report.

“Moreover, nothing has been done to enact the Whistle Blower Act, as promised by the administration. We believe that through these interventions, the performance of anti-graft agencies would not rely on the personality and political will of President Buhari, but rather the campaign against corruption would be institutionalised and thereby would extend beyond the current administration.”

Buharimeter Infographics 4While stating that it was aware of government’s commitment to fighting corruption and blocking leakages in both the civil service and the oil and gas sector; and exhibiting a strong political will to fight corruption irrespective of who is involved,  Buharimetre observed that the fight against corruption must not be devoid of strict adherence to the rule of law.

“In the last few months, several of the people accused of corruption have been detained against the law, which stipulates that all accused must be brought before the court 48 hours after arrest,” it stated.

“Some people granted bail have since been re-arrested and detained. The fight against corruption must be pursued in line with due process and never in abuse of the law.Buharimeter Infographics 5

“It is also imperative for the government to acknowledge that the fight against corruption should not be confused as sufficient to address all governance challenges in the country.

“Essentially, fighting corruption is and should remain one of the policy priorities of government but not the only overarching intervention necessary to strengthen governance, especially in a country like Nigeria where democracy is still transitioning.Buharimeter Infographics 6

“The campaign against corrupt practices should simultaneously exist with interventions such as social provisions that could discourage people from engaging in corrupt practices, and to a large extent, galvanize support for the campaign. This may also help institutionalise the anti-corruption process in the country.

“ Allegations of perceived bias continue to be made against the PMB administration in several parts of the country. For instance, the South Eastern part of the country continues to claim marginalization on the part of the government.”

Boko Haram

Buharimeter Infographics 7Although, Buharimetre noted the efforts of the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the north east of Nigeria and to ensure security in the entire country, it said the rising wave of violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, militancy in the Nigeria Delta and the activities of Biafra separatists groups were posing even greater danger to the security of life in the country.

The report acknowledged the achievements in decimating the capabilities of Boko Haram insurgents in the North East and the reorganization of the entire structure in the anti-terrorism project, but noted that the sect continues to display strong resilience and shocking adaptability.Buharimeter Infographics 8

“Members of the group, who formerly travelled in armoured personnel carriers (APCs), now ride horses, motor bikes and bicycles to carry out their nefarious activities,” said the report.

“ These range from poisoning water when fleeing villages and adopting soft target attacks using suicide bombing, executed mostly by young girls.

“The insurgents have also carried out attacks in Nyanya and Kuje, on the outskirts of the capital city, Abuja.”

It faulted the government’s responses to the increasing number of internally displaced persons whose living conditions had become life threatening.

Buharimeter Infographics 9The report also underscored government’s failure to officially unveil its accountability plans for resolving the Boko Haram insurgency.

“This may be partly because the problem is not Boko Haram alone. Amnesty International recently issued a report titled Stars on Their Shoulders, Blood on Their Hands indicting the Nigerian military for its wanton killings in the war against the insurgency,” it said.

“The ICC-OTP has also established eight possible cases of crimes against humanity in relation to the North East of Nigeria. This includes six possible cases against Boko Haram and two possible cases against the Nigerian security forces.”

The report also drew attention to the fact that the remote and immediate causes of violent extremism are still very much alive in the polity.

“There are smaller, less popular Islamic radical groups present in several parts of Northern  Nigeria,” says the report.Buharimeter Infographics 10

“For instance, Yanlabaiku in Kebbi state is preaching against Western education and Westernisation, and Niger state is pervaded by different radical Islamist groups. Most of these groups live in seclusion, preaching and practicing radical Islam.”

It also cited armed banditry which had continue to terrorise rural communities, rustling cattle, raping and abducting women and girls, killing people and committing highway robbery and thus increasing tension in Northern Nigeria.

Also citing the Biafra struggle, the report noted that the state approach, and particularly the security sector approach in handling the conflicts remained a cause for concern across the country.

“There are fears that if the IPOB is not properly managed, it may degenerate into a low level insurgency, further compounding current security challenges,” it said.

Buharimeter Infographics 11“Soon after the security agents clampdown on the Biafra separatist movement, there were reports that the Nigerian Army, in preventing an alleged attempted assassination on the Chief of Army staff, General Buratai, killed twenty Shia members in Zaria.

“The Shia are said to have put up barricades and blocked the road to be used by General Buratai. The Army went to the sect’s enclave Husainiyyah, the residence of sect leader Ibrahim Zakzaky in Gyallesu, and the DarurRahma mosque, where many unarmed people were killed.

“Human Rights Watch (HRW), has alleged that no fewer than 300 members of the Shia sect were killed and secretly buried by members of the Nigerian army,” the report stated.


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  • Newshour

    “The Buhari government has been accused of politics of selection in
    the fight against corruption. A delay in the prosecution of the accused people
    has been a major criticism of the government. Moreover, while the government
    has shown unmatched commitment to curbing corruption, such effort should be
    institutionalized. In the last few months, several of the people accused of
    corruption have been detained against the law, which stipulates that all
    accused must be brought before the court 48 hours after arrest. Some people
    granted bail have since been re-arrested and detained. The fight against
    corruption must be pursued in line with due process
    and never in abuse of the law.”


    [January 2016]

  • Papa Oghworiodo [Warri]


    I don’t know if you people heard this thing. Last night some people wearing mask went to bomb
    the oil pipeline in Bayelsa state. The place they bombed is pipeline of AGIP oil. This is the third
    bomb in two weeks. You know that two weeks ago they also bombed two pipelines near me in Warri.
    All over south of Warri now you will think war has started. Soldiers are carrying heavy guns around.

    Some other soldiers are in speedboat too, like they are doing emergency patrol of those Ijaw areas.
    If our Prsident can’t catch these people doing bomb of pipelines every week he can’t achieve anything.

    If these masked people should come to mainland to bomb Warri market there will not be peace again.
    See now, three days ago they have kidnapped another King in Delta state, in Odio-Ologbo at Isokoland,
    The last King they kidnapped in Ubulu-Uku, also in Delta state here in early January, they killed that king.

  • Papa Oghworiodo [Warri]


    I don’t know if you people heard this thing. Last night some people wearing mask went to bomb
    the oil pipeline in Bayelsa state. The place they bombed is pipeline of AGIP oil. This is the third
    bomb in two weeks. You know that two weeks ago they also bombed two pipelines near me in Warri.
    All over south of Warri now you will think war has started. Soldiers are carrying heavy guns around.

    Some other soldiers are in speedboat too, like they are doing emergency patrol of those Ijaw areas.
    If our Prsident can’t catch these people doing bomb of pipelines every week he will be a useless man.
    If these masked people should come to mainland to bomb Warri market there will not be peace again.
    See now, three days ago they have kidnapped another King in Delta state, in Odio-Ologbo at Isokoland,
    The last King they kidnapped in Ubulu-Uku, also in Delta state here in early January, they killed that king.

    • Foreign Observer

      “If Buhari can find the courage to let fuel cost what the market says it should, why not
      the currency, too? You can forgive the general for being unlucky; but not for failing to learn
      from past mistakes. Buhari tried something similar the last time he was president. Then, as now,
      he resisted what he called the “bitter pill” of devaluation. When, as a result, foreign currency ran short,
      he rationed it and slashed imports by more than half. When Nigerians turned to the black market he sealed
      the country’s borders. When unemployment surged he expelled 700,000 migrants.”


      [January 29th, 2016]

      • El Figaro


        Why BUHARI is fumbling

        I think President Buhari does not know what to do again. That’s now obvious to me.

        Nigerians who have brains should volunteer to help him to the starting blocks afresh.

        He relied on morons like Raji Fashola and has found his own reputation in the gutters.

        If Buhari needs a warm bath to look better and smell less, a crop of thinkers must help.

      • A. O. Eremosele

        ………..President Buhari is correct on this one…..Nigerians must say no to devaluation……

        • Foreign Observer

          “Barking orders at markets did not work then, and it will not work now.
          Mr Buhari is right that devaluation will lead to inflation—as it has in other
          commodity exporters. But Nigeria’s policy of limiting imports and creating
          scarcity will be even more inflationary. A weaker currency would spur domestic
          production more than import bans can and, in the long run, hurt consumers less.
          The country needs foreign capital to finance its deficits but, under today’s
          policies, it will struggle to get any.”

          ………………THE ECONOMIST

          [January 29th, 2016]

    • persona

      It is the reason why we don’t empower any group or individual as against the state.
      The patrol of our waterways was signed out to civilians, encouraged to get guns and arms at the expense of the military under the guise of they know the area better. The military is heavily present in Warri now and people don’t like it because they are there to ensure no insurgency happen again.
      The attack in Bayelsa is deliberate in my view. They are trying to lure the military out to fight on two fronts and that wont work. There is no crime that happens in any place that the locals don’t know about. They are kidnapping fellow ND guys now and the noise is everywhere. When these guys were encouraged, we no hear una then.
      I will suggest that we see this country as our own and everyone who sees something should say something. That is the saying in advanced countries, we should adopt it and police our communities for our own safety. Government wont be everywhere and will not be effective if no one gives them valuable intelligence.

    • Iskacountryman

      do militants wear masks?…those are nigerian soldiers putting pressure on the fgn…

  • blow fissh

    Slowly, Slowly, you catch monkey. The root cause (at least 50%) of how we arrived at our present situation is corruption. Although it may look like just 0.5% of the present administrations promise, if supporter by the masses and done properly, 50% of our problems will be solved.

    Please share the following with you family, friends and neighbors.

    “Today, corruption has become a general thing as you can see that 90 per cent of Nigerians are corrupt, because when you go to the grassroots level, corruption starts from there. The electorate will demand money before voting a candidate, no matter how good such is or the ideology she has. All that the voter wants is how much the candidate is ready to give. Then he who is going for the election will first look for money, whether he borrowed from the bank or his godfather will sponsor him is immaterial. That is the beginning of corruption, from the grassroots to the local government level, state level to national level. The electorate are corrupt; the politicians are either corrupt or forced to be corrupt because when they get to the office they are elected for, their first concern is how to pay the money back. They cannot get this money without the collaboration of the civil servants, because governors do not write the memo or raise the voucher.”

    “The civil servants will collaborate in bringing out the money and then you can see how corruption spreads all over.”

    By – FORMER Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa. SUN News Online – JANUARY 25, 2016

  • dhepo

    This Buharimetre is commendable. A statistical tool to measure government performance vis a vis electoral promises. With these we can have continuously hold the government accountable. However, fulfilment of just 1 out of 222 promises is abysmally low. I hope this is objective as well as non partisan.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      I like your comment, but I think BudgIT missed the cue with this statement “nothing has been done to enact the Whistle Blower Act,”

      For a tracker, I expect they’d be conversant with the first two bills presented to the NASS by the PMB in the last week. They were both to tighten up the anti-corruption war.

      Generally though, I welcome their most recent effort as with previous ones, but they would need to be more thorough than they have been on this occasion in order to be seen as above board at all times.

      • persona

        I also feel that the approach of this government is multi-tangent even if directed from one source. I will give examples: Power has taken a new turn with the implementation of no meter, no payment. They have also said no service charge till these guys begin to render service. The key here is that corruption in that sector has led to reforms and consumers are now protected. Another example is the angle of security, sorting BH, Biafra and pipeline/oil installation is directly proportional to FDI outlook. It will engender Nigeria as a place where lives matter. The change is unraveling but ticking each box may not be how these guys should look at it. The initiative to feed a child in primary and secondary schools will impact agriculture, transportation and employment. The promises may have been made individually, they seem to be interwoven and when things take a proper momentum, I hope those checking will see that the concept has a domino effect. That said, the government will need to come out swinging after the budget is approved and financing thereof.

      • dhepo

        Sir Kay, if it was in the last week I presume that this report might have been concluded by then as I also noticed they didn’t allude to the new method of BH usage of ‘mad men’ as SB’s. Like you said its a welcome development and we should have more of this. This is one of the ways to hold government accountable by publishing an unbiased scorecard.


      If it pleases you,install all hi-tech meters available in this world in Nigeria ,as long as this failed federal system of governance is in operation,this country will keep going round in circles as others over-take her. Nigeria must quickly revert to regional governance like it was after independence. Nay sayers may rant but the dysfunction can only escalate.

      • persona

        What you suggest is not out of place as long as people refuse to say they are marginalized yet again.
        Example, if the north sees food as their leverage and the mark up prices because they either serve the rest of Nigeria or Niger, Cameroon or chad, we will scream again. The same for oil and other produce. I am pro devolution but so far, the central structure seem to have not allowed things to spin out of “total” control.
        The merit in demerits is how the system seem to be working now.


          I am aware that fiscal federalism scares some regions especially the north but that is not my objective,let’s start with political governance first,the finance ministry can be federal control till all regions establish sustainable sources of income.

          I find it very annoying that if we want to build a coal plant in Enugu or a bridge at Onitsha,the federal government would need to give approval. If we want to develop our inland ports,and dredge the Niger ,it will be stopped at Abuja,if we want to explore common oi and gasl found in the Igbo hinterland,all sorts of obstacles will be put in place at Abuja. It is unbearable to say the least….we are very angry .

          • abrams2020bc

            Nice write up Sir. If you don’t mind, I will like to copy your view on my dBm wall.


            Please do !

          • Shugaba Nkasa

            Perhaps you forgot that GEJ was the head for 6 years and was in charge of that thing that stopped you in Abuja.
            How many of your plans did he stop in Abuja?
            What particular projects did he approve? How many inland ports did you develop under him?

            There is nothing wrong with wishing and hoping but as long as the status quo remains equal, they will remain just that, wishes and hopes!
            As long as your objectives are driven by hatred rather than a sincere concern for your fellow citizens you can carry on however you like. It will all be to no avail.

            You were in charge of the presidency for 6 years and all you did was steal and loot.
            Why should anyone expect different if you are in charge of managing the nations resources in terms of oil? No sir, You have been tried, you have been judged and you have been found wanting

            If you want to improve the lot of Nigerians, re-channel your mind and efforts to reflect the positivism of your inclinations and your hands are welcome on deck….otherwise, stay there and continue crying.

          • Darlington

            GEJ never ruled Nigeria for six years, rather five years and three months. I don’t where you guys got this six years nonsense.


            It will not be to no avail.

          • persona

            Your points are perfect in an ideal scenario. You do know that political affiliations and paddy paddy have been the bane of our development and you cant take that away. Case in point, Dangote is who he is today because he was invited to come and chop. For a long time, he had the whole port as his factory and that happened under a democracy. For the case about dredging and pandering to the centre, Lagos too was blocked for political reasons. However, I don’t think private investments are forbidden in any area/ region or state in the country. People don’t want to invest here for fear of what the political situation may tilt towards. We sold off NNSL, Nigeria Airways, NICON and so many under the guise of government has no business in business. People come up with different tactics to ensure they get free money. The ministries are not the issue and frankly, anyone who wants to invest like say Innoson had been doing for years has survived several governments and no one is blocking such. We are arm chair critics, we desire all to be given but I believe that if there is no chance- create one.
            Before we retract to regional/ state independence and paying taxes to the centre, we should ask ourselves say the SE states, what have they done with all their allocation in 16 years of democracy? We should ask how come a kilometer of road in Nigeria is the highest, how come the level of poverty in the north with all the allocation? I think the answer is clear—corruption. Nigeria makes so much money or made anyways but we never applied them for our good. We are the 6th oil producer and have next to nothing refining capability, have one of the worst roads on earth, power is nothing to write home about. Look at how they used politics to edge out Barth Nnaji by the same crew he worked for. What has prevented him from pursuing his ideas outside government? The issue has always been corruption and its one of the reasons why I support PMB. Once we set the nation on a good platform where corruption is at the lowest, you will see that the federal system will work. Justice, education, power, health and all will work. How do you explain when some insurance CEO is the chairman of a Federal Medical Center? We have skewed things so much that we need to correct them first before we begin to devolve in that direction. Sanity needs to be in place before begin to be independent. I see us as a rascal son who is telling his parents that because they ask him why he returns late everyday, he would move out. The son will move out ultimately, is he matured and does he have good conduct is the issue? We need to grow up and mature before we begin to branch out, that is the principle of growth. No plant replicates unless its of fruit bearing capacity. There is no initiative preventing anyone from leveraging coal in Enugu for a power plant. Now that the technology is almost done away with, it has very little it can do for us. Common gas flaring could not be converted to fire turbines and yet we ask why no power. I am sure the first complaint after such powers will be, you know I had a poor headstart and that is why I am not developing. Let us reform first before we reach out.

          • Tonnero

            Your anger is misplaced. Of course you must get a license from Abuja to build a coal plant. Did you not see the Keystone pipeline in the USA? Can you build a coal-fired plant in the USA without Federal Govt approval? These are major projects with significant environmental impact that affects everyone. On building bridges, I do not know what you mean. Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Rivers, Kano, Jigawa have all built bridges. I do not understand why you think you cannot.

            You cannot do things that affect other states! Even Cameroon does not do things that affect people downstream of it without consulting. Besides, your brother Funtaj was awarded the contract to dredge the Niger several years ago. If these are your problems, no wonder you guys are running from pillar to post. You are simply looking for areas of friction when there are thousands of things you can do within your state, free from FGN interference. How can you dissolve the federal ministry of works? Who will build interstate roads? Even the US government builds interstate roads like the I-10. You guys already have a lot of autonomy. Your governors are not Hausas, Yorubas or Ijaws. You get your revenue allocation. Your state and local government chairmen have the ability to raise local taxes etc. Basically, you are complaining about the 10 things you wish you had and ignoring the 90 you do have.

            Honestly, you are confused. When I see you mention aviation and health, I worry for you. So you think each region should define separate rules for its own airspace? How do you tackle common health challenges? Even the EU which are all separate countries collaborate on these things. Na wa for you o.

      • dhepo

        Tawanda, I can assure you that we will get to regional governance or true federalism. Future economic exigencies will naturally lead to that. Times are fast changing.

  • O.C Noble



    • shokoxrated

      O.C Noble: This fracture thing you just said is very true. I wake up every night with headache
      over this fracture something. My headache is going to increase even. I read in today’s newspapers
      that foreign countries are stamping visas on Biafran passports in European and Asian Embassies.
      That means the Europeans somehow recognize Biafra. Is that not what it means? If Biafra is now
      recognized with separate passport and a separate flag what’s left for the fracture to take place?
      See now, the Niger-Delta militants issued a statement few days ago that they are giving Buhari
      up to 24th February to release Mr. KANU of INDIGENOUS BIAFRA PEOPLES. These militants
      say they will “vandalize Nigeria” if President Buhari doesn’t act before or by that date.

      • dah

        Do you have the sample of the passport and the visa?

    • taiwo

      mumu. see ur mouth like jam door. ewu

  • RestructureNigeria


    As long the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. Although there WILL be Islamic attacks..

    United States — Muslim 0.6%

    Australia — Muslim 1.5%

    Canada — Muslim 1.9%

    China — Muslim 1.8%

    Italy — Muslim 1.5%

    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. There will be MORE attacks at this level

    This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%

    Germany — Muslim 3.7%

    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%

    Spain — Muslim 4%

    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. There will now be a level of fear from the natural population towards muslims This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%

    Philippines — 5%

    Sweden — Muslim 5%

    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%

    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%

    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in: Almost DAILY attacks in this range

    Guyana — Muslim 10%

    India — Muslim 13.4%

    Israel — Muslim 16%

    Kenya — Muslim 10%

    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%

    NIGERIA– Muslim 42.8%

    Chad — Muslim 53.1%

    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and ***ya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania — Muslim 70%

    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%

    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%

    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%

    Egypt — Muslim 90%

    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%

    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%

    Iran — Muslim 98%

    Iraq — Muslim 97%

    Jordan — Muslim 92%

    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%

    Pakistan — Muslim 97%

    Palestine — Muslim 99%

    Syria — Muslim 90%

    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%

    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%

    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasas are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%

    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%

    Somalia — Muslim 100%

    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons. Then you have BOKO HARAM, ISIS..Islam with a hall pass!!!

    • Omilade

      Before it was “If I loose the next election, the streets will be filled with the blood of the Dogs and Baboons”, BUT now it has changed. It has become; “If you don’t support my government, the streets will be filled with the blood of Dogs and Baboons” ……………..and thus far, the streets of Nigeria from Maiduguri to Aba to Onitsha and even Port Harcourt have been filled with blood. When will the hunger and thirst for blood cease?

  • T.T Ochei

    Editor Premium Times,

    Please pause and reconsider your use of the word ‘ACHIEVES’ in the headline – considering what
    anti-corruption actually means. Investigating a potential fraud and exposing it to the newspapers
    is not an achievement, but rather bringing the offenders to court and getting convictions for
    criminal offences committed, besides recovering all proceeds of crime to the last penny.
    What am I saying therefore? I am saying that on the true facts, given that Buhari has
    remained stuck within investigations and exposures of preliminary findings so far,
    and given Buhari said 600 billion Naira was stolen (including Tompolo’s own loot),
    and till date, Buhari only reached about ₦50 billion – adding Tompolo’s 32b Naira,
    the word ‘achieve’ becomes a misnomer in the context of the actual facts today,
    especially that nobody is in jail till now and no cash recovery is made so far.

    • repost2

      The corruption BUHARI overlooks…….

      • ₦1.12billion was claimed as spent by Sanusi Lamido on lunch for 12 CBN police
      guards in one year.
      • ₦240billion was discretionally doled out at will as ‘donations’ by Sanusi Lamido,
      • ₦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 unknown,
      • ₦3.086billion was paid out in cash by Sanusi Lamido as expense ostensibly to promote
      Central Bank image,
      • ₦160billion was paid out by Sanusi Lamido at Central Bank for self-determined activities,
      • ₦1.12billion was taken in cash and entered in the account as paid to a non-operating airline
      for charter service.

      • Buhari4Ever

        This one of the failures of GEJ

        • takano


          In a sense you are right. Goodluck Jonathan was irresponsible for failing to

          bring Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to justice on this obvious point of corruption.

    • ‘Supobrownie’


  • Isi Agwo

    What is Bokohari anti-corruption war when we have 800 million naira going for Bokohari’s presidential website, 800 million naira for a gymnasium for Bokohari, 1.5 billion naira for an already built Aso Rock clinic (although Bokohari goes abroad monthly for medical check ups), 1.3 billion naira for feeding (tuwo shinkafi, tuwo masara, kunu and others). Forged 2016 budget and all that. It’s 0/222. The picture will not be different in 2019. An illiterate, certificate forger cannot make any difference.

    • Iskacountryman

      has anyone been convicted yet?


    Do you know that there are 5 international airports in the north while we had to fight tooth and nail for the conversion of Enugu airport just recently. We travel more than any group in Nigeria because of our massive involvement in trade and commerce yet we have to clear our goods in Lagos and pay taxes to that region and the federal government . I do not know why taking our destiny in our hands should perturb you if not for wickedness .

    The Yoruba stood for regional gorverance and a majority of them still do. you are clearly bigoted .

    • Tonnero

      Where are the 5 international airports? I know of Kano and Abuja only. And in the South, Lagos and Port Harcourt. I personally see nothing wrong with an international airport in Enugu. But there must be ways to push that rather than this confrontational attitude. You Igbo seem to talk about the same things. Airport, seaport, power plants etc. as if you guys are the only ones who do not have it. Kay’s advice to your people is there is a lot you can do for yourselves but you seem to prefer shouting in the newspapers rather than simply acting. Even Oshiomole got a power plant for small Edo State but you guys keep complaining rather than simply getting one even though I know OBJ sited a couple of NIPP plants in Igbo land like Alaoji, Egbema. Afam, one of our biggest plants is in Igbo-speaking Rivers. Anyway, you guys should hurry and get Biafra. I do not think you will ever be satisfied.

  • Hopeistheonlyformofreason

    I don’t know what you’re talking about Kay Soyemi. We in the South West have been the number one agitators for true fiscal federalism and regional autonomy. Better go and learn your history my dear, you are wrong on this one. It is paramount to the Yorubas and I am glad that our igbo brothers and South South brothers have joined us in this call we have been making for years. Your analysis is dead wrong. The FG would not be made redundant, but it would certainly be reduced in power and influence, which is the point! That is how it works in the United States, the country after which we modelled our system. Right now we are practicing nothing. It’s nonsense. The South South and East cannot holistically re-align it’s interest because of the points he just raised. Don’t deceive yourself the South West is not better off, the only reason Lagos is succeeding is because of it’s ability to tax. Tax cannot be the main source of IGR. Lagos has been held back because of this ridiculous political system of ours, other states in the South West have suffered because they do not have the population Lagos has to tax it’s citizens sufficiently. The land use Act is also a major barrier to development. Nobody is going to develop their region resource only to have half chopped by FG.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      I am not sure you read and digested my post before you came up with your hotchpot, bros.

      Please revisit my earlier post and see where your response fits in or otherwise.

    • Tonnero

      You have made quite a few wrong assertions. Tax cannot be the main source of IGR? So what should be? Even now, tax is the main source of our revenue with royalty and PPT from oil and gas being the main taxes in that sector. Other SW states held back because of lack of population? So how did they manage to do so well during Obafemi Awolowo’s reign? Do you understand that Canada has 35 million people (one fifth of our population) only and larger size than the USA? The SW is a veritable Agricultural powerhouse with massively fertile land. Not even one tenth of its agric potential has been tapped. Laziness and the reliance on oil and gas taxes ruined it. And you are not modelled against the United States. You only have an executive presidency with a bi-cameral legislature. Your states do not have their own constitutions or supreme courts. Our laws are British and our states are not organic (several states in the USA joined the union at different times e.g. Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, Hawaii, puerto Rico etc). Nobody will develop regional resources only to have half taken by the FGN? Have you really ever been to the USA? All corporations pay 35% to the US Government no matter where they are. It is corporations that do business not governments. And if governments do, they have to do it through corporations! Please stop spreading fallacies.

  • favourtalk

    The report is very faulty and conclusive, how can you say only one. I bet they just wanna get relevance from the media, with the security challenges they had tackled, and corruption, fuel subsidy and on going power reform, the writer must actually be joking about his wrote up. Nigerians are even commending the president for the work done so far

    • Tonnero

      Where did they get 222 promises from?

  • Profy

    Well for those who voted for Buhari. He only promise 3 things thru out his campaign. We need to listen to all his campaign. He talk abt 3 things:
    1. Fighting Corruption
    2. Fighting insecurity
    3. I prove economy.

    And he also believe that once he can resolve Corruption and insecurity, this will have direct impact on the economy. And that is exactly what he’s doing and Nigeria are happy with him

    I don’t know where this people get their 222 campaign promises from ooooooo.

    • abuasmau

      Corruption is fighting back. That’s how.

    • Peter_Edo

      This write up seems to take for granted that we live in Nigeria as constituted today
      Sai Buhari!

    • Tonnero

      I would not be surprised if it is a group of Biafrans writing that nonesense. They should publish the 222 promises.

    • Epsilon_Delta

      Especially with an 800 million naira website and a 4 billion naira Aso rock clinic.

  • Iskacountryman

    the yaribas would die for our pomo and cow legs…

    • aisha ani

      That is ya problem, it is sweet.

      • Iskacountryman

        thank you my child…may you find a worthy alhaji in your life….

  • aisha ani

    Nice chart, makes it easier to get their points across to the reader. NLC may want to contract out their “communique” to these guys.

  • Nigeria4u

    This is all stories, Buhari is lazy and he is a liar, his cabinet members are corrupt and he Buhari lacks respect for rule of law.

    • K.K. Camson

      When I last wrote a letter to the Editor
      here in October or thereabouts I stated without a doubt that the aggregate
      intelligence of Buhari’s appointees is below average. In consequence I also
      projected the Buhari government will look un-serious, childish and in-effective.
      I was proved right. All foreign newspapers have seen those consequences that
      i’d projected and given Buhari a damning verdict.


    I am just happy that another Yoruba has pointed out the anomaly in your comments and I am satisfied with that positive voice. Not all of us humans are inclined to perpetual subservience or slavish mentality but for those like you whose wish it is to tow this line please go on.

  • Shugaba Nkasa

    This report shows that things are improving otherwise, they will not have the time or the mindset to chart th implementation of campaign promises. For example, if armed robbers visit their home every fortnight, they won’t be writing this report.

    They have the peace of mind to sit down and calculate percentages of campaign promises fulfillment. Kudos Buhari

  • Isi Agwo

    War against corruption by a certificate forger Bokohari, who has been a serial perjurer since 1962 – swearing to false affidavits claiming to have a WASC with which he has used as bases to rule Nigeria twice? The same fraudster, Bokohari, who used his brother-in-law as COO responsible for the award of all projects as well as serving as chief financial officer of PTF (Party Time for Fulanis)? Corruption cannot fight corruption.

    • Tonnero

      Igbo man, give it up. You lost the elections. Mov on. No one is interested in your sour grapes. We knew he was certificate forger, fraudster, Bokohari, etc but we voted for him over your brother Fortunato the ineffectual buffoon. Go hug a transformer if you are unhappy with that.

      • Action Group

        Very good and apt response to a saddist.

  • Darlington

    Why can’t you engage in constructive argument? Must you resort to throwing tantrums?

  • Oluchi Peters (Ph.D)


    Why National Assembly must reject BUHARI’s submitted bills

    The fumbling by the Buhari government continues. I read the on-line
    version of THISDAY newspaper today. Buhari is reported to have submitted
    two bills on anti-corruption to the Senate for enactment into law. Neither of those
    bills makes any sense and should be rejected forthwith.

    The bill touching on
    overseas pursuit of evidence and witnesses is illiteracy defined. First of all,
    the Constitution forbids extra-territorial application of Nigerian laws. Secondly,
    there is nothing in that bill which warrants a new national law insofar as
    extradition treaties are higher than local laws in Nigeria’s hierarchy of laws
    and all matters in the bill which Buhari intends to be (wrongly) legislated as
    national law are within the remit of criminal cooperation and extradition treaties.

    Secondly, Buhari
    proposes moneylaundering laws be repealed and re-enacted to punish those
    who transfer funds to what he defined as ‘shell bank’ overseas. This is pure
    nonsense – going by the definition of ‘shell bank’ as a bank without a physical
    presence in the country. The duty to authenticate genuine overseas banks rests
    on the Central Bank of Nigeria as an independent institution of government.

    The law intending to penalize commercial banks for not fully investigating the
    physical status of an overseas bank makes no sense. The National Assembly
    should jointly send out those two bills Buhari presented, as not adding value to
    anti-corruption efforts. They were just hurriedly drawn up with little thought and
    and just to make a show that Buhari is fighting corruption.

    • Action Group

      Why are you afraid and how does the bills for an Act affects you?

      • Segun Olamiti


        Hahahahahaha! Don’t expose him. Money-launderers don’t need bad exposure, you hear!

        • kenke2000

          Action Group,

          No, Sir! He is making a lot of sense. Buhari’s bills submitted to National Assembly are useless
          and irrelevant. From the perfect analysis given above by @oluchi peters, nobody can doubt
          that Buhari only hurriedly scribbled something down to be able to say he’s fighting corruption,
          but truth is, he’s only fighting the rival PDP (party) – he’s not fighting corruption. Anyone who
          truly wants to fight corruption will not wear corrupt glasses that Buhari wears to put party label
          on stealing and corruption, so as to immunize his own party members for the same offences.

      • Original_Raskal

        you are probably an illiterate! He made a lot of sense and touch on vital points! Buhari is way too crude! The bills are nonsense!


    Nigeria Asks World bank And ADB for $3.5bn Emergency Loans

    Nigeria has asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for $3.5bn in emergency loans to fill a growing gap in its budget in the latest sign of the economic damage being wrought on oil-rich nations by tumbling crude prices.

    The request from the eight-month-old government of President Muhammadu Buhari is intended to help fund a $15bn state deficit, which has been deepened by a hefty increase in public spending as the west African country attempts to stimulate a slowing economy. Buhari is a National Disgrace and worst rogue Nigeria has ever had–steals more than abacha

  • 9ja is finsihed under buhari

    2016 Budget: N64M To Fence Already Fenced Federal Govt College, Ijaniki, Lagos.

    The Nigerian budget of 2016 have been discribe as the biggest official fraud perpetrated by the any government on its people since record begins.

    Shamefully, President Buhari allocated N64million to build a fence on an already fenced FEDERAL GOVT COLLEGE IJANINKIN, Lagos.

    Experts have described the 2016 budget as a budget of compensation for politicians that spent Billions on the campaign of President Buhari, as over 48% of the allocations are either bogus or inflated the President and his officials.

    It is shame that the President, who is a product of corruption is now claiming that he is fighting corruption. –


    Rivers State government yesterday called on the Minister for Transport, Mr Chibuike Amaechi to account for about N3 trillion received throughout his eight years tenure as the governor of the State.

    The State Commissioner for Information, Dr Tam George told newsmen in Port Harcourt that the State was still reeling from “the catastrophic legacy of the former governor” despite receiving over three trillion naira in revenue in 8 years.

    “Amaechi left the most abandoned projects in the history of Rivers State since 1997. Thousands of workers were without their salaries for four months and thousands of teachers were not paid for nearly 12 months. We have so many abandoned projects which huge sums have been paid but projects are yet to be completed. We have the Mono-rail project that gulped over N60bn and it was abandoned. We have the Woji road project awarded at N3bn. There was a variation of the project to the upward of N14bn but it was abandoned. We inherited the project and completed it. There are so many of the abandoned projects. We have the Karibi George 250 bed project where huge sums of money were paid but no single block was laid at the site” he said.

    He said that the State would deploy every legitimate means to compel those that looted the State to face the full wrath of law.

  • Curseless

    With Nigeria living on borrowed times for the last decade due to the surfocating albertrous of “corruption” it is still unbelievable that that country have not sunk or collapse economically and otherwise. I agree fully that the administration have to step up its active engagement in other areas of the economy and should at least fast track policies that will impact positively on the lives of average Nigerians, but the fact still remains that the fundings needed to do these things are dwindling daily. One can chew gum and work at the same time, and therefore the government must multi task before it loses the confidence of the electorates. Speed is of the essence now.

  • Action Group

    PhD-(Pull him Down) pollsters are at it again, can they tell Nigerians how they came about the number of promises made by PMB and juxtapose it with that of GEJ for Nigerians to see.They should also tell us the parameters used to determine its implementation or not.

    • Original_Raskal

      the said website is by buhari supporters! but not the blinded religious ones, just the ones that were fooled to think that an illiterate old man can bring change to naija in a 21st century! They are getting a bit disappointed now! hahaha!

  • Walter Enang

    This is a useless government run by senseless people. I am sure many people who initially supported this mallam government are now biting their fingers in regret. I tried to tell people that it is beyond the capacity of aboki to manage ANYTHING successfully judging from the mess they have made of their zone and in spite of the fact that they have been in charge of the affairs of this country for decades. Now it is becoming clear that this is a childish clueless government pursuing its real and perceived enemies while completely disregarding the job they swore to do. Everything is gradually going down the drain. A used imported car from the USA costing just $1500 over there is now selling for more than a million Naira due to the exchange rate. How far this slide of our currency will go? Aboki doesn’t know or care. Only Dasuki and Metuh matters.

  • esdeenoble


    This shows that the Buhari regime is a total failure. If he got only thing done in 7 months out of 222 programs,
    it means he’s scored 0.45% as at today -which is a failure rate in any school meriting expulsion from the school.

  • яεsιsτεя

    It’s hard to believe that Nigerians planted a tree last March, and it is bearing some lemon, yet they refuse to believe it’s a lemon tree; they say it’s not even an orange tree, a related citrus, but it’s a Pyrus; yet they see no Pear blossoms; just lemons. It’s true that many varieties, such as the Nashi pear, are not pear-shaped, but it’s impossible to have lemons produced by Pyrus!

  • NigeriaNeedsPeace

    If he spends the whole four years doing something that the last 3 democratically elected Nigerian Presidents both TOTALLY FAILED to do and actively participated in, then we are fully in support. This FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION must continue or else Nigeria is dead. Carry on Sir. We are FULLY BEHIND you!

  • Original_Raskal

    buharimeter is wrong about their claim. They claimed buhari achieved one prmise which is to fully declare his assets. However, I can’t find buhari declared asstes anywhere! Someone ask me the net worth of buhari, then I replied…buhari got shares in three banks, got five houses, three plots of land, exortic cars, 250 cattle, etc….and then he said “I didn’t ask you to list buhari property, I asked about his total assets”. And I replied, he hasn’t declare his assets, he only listed his belongings!

    • xwp2000


      President Buhari is becoming a joke. His communication skill is
      zero. He is reported to have said yesterday that Boko Haram killed 85 people in
      Borno state yesterday to ’embarrass’ his government. That’s the most cynical
      thing a head of state has ever said in response to mass murder. Buhari has
      become so naively arrogant that he makes no sense anymore. How for God’s sake
      can a man with low education voted president by a wholly illiterate population
      be so narcissistic and seeing his own non-embarrassment as more crucial than the
      lives of 85 Nigerians he was elected to govern. That is arrogance without
      compare – a most dangerous mindset.

  • Ogbeni Leke Olowe

    Corruption is seriously fighting its way back. Aka corruption fights back.

  • F9 Mathematica

    7 x 222 = 1,554 Months
    1,554 ÷ 12 = 130 Yrs (approx)

    So, my Fifle, it will take Duncee 130 yrs to make good all the 222 electoral promises… and by that time he will be 205 yrs young. (i.e., 75yrs (current true age) + 130yrs)

    Well, since the lying Liar M. told us that Duncee will get better with age, we believe him. And we hope @ 205yrs he will have become wise enough and matured enough and even civilized enough to respect court orders.

    True true, na one chance Bus all of us enter so.

  • Es3

    Make una wait well well for am, e go achieve ALL very soon???!!!

    Medicine after death!!!

  • Omomeji


    Pipeline explosion in Bayelsa state. News not worth reporting? …..
    You see, just like Boko haram Islamists which arose as a result of incompetence and corruption, the Niger Delta militants are arising too because of incompetence and corruption in the present Govt. Anyhow it is 1 – 1 goalless draw.