Buhari’s frequent foreign trips to reverse Nigeria’s “pariah status” under Jonathan – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria was becoming a “pariah state” under former President Goodluck Jonathan, and President Muhammadu Buhari’s frequent foreign trips seek to reverse that status and drive investment, Information Minister Lai Mohammed has said.

Nigerian ministers on Wednesday reviewed President Buhari’s recent foreign trips, and defended the president against criticisms that the trips had become too frequent and frivolous and of no value to a nation facing multiple crises.

Mr. Mohammed, and the Minister for Environment, Amina Mohammed, who spoke to journalists after the Federal Executive Council meeting, said the trips were meant to attract investments to Nigeria.

“You do not run a country by being isolated and the personal presence of the president in many of these fora is very important because before now we were almost a pariah state and the two things that have been driving investments away from this country are terrorism and corruption,” Mr. Mohammed said.

“One thing that nobody can fault this president on is his determination to fight these two ills. Mr President’s presence in these fora is very crucial even to the economy back at home.

“Before now the level of corruption was very high that nobody was ready to risk his investment in Nigeria. The cost of doing business was so high that most international businessmen didn’t want to come here. Who is coming to invest in a country where there is insecurity?

Mr. Buhari has lately been criticised for his frequent foreign trips at a time the nation faces severe economic troubles.

Since assuming office in May 2015, he had made at least 19 trips to 14 countries.

The environment minister, Ms. Mohammed, said that “investments” secured by Mr. Buhari justified the trips.

“We hope to see the president going out and advocating for this country to get more investment so that we can take everyone out of poverty. That is really what is important. We see it as an investment with a return worthwhile,” she said.

She said the country will get back on track once the 2016 budget is passed by the National Assembly.


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  • Issei

    Lai Mohd nigeria was not a pariah state under Jonathan,for record time Nigeria held twice
    the chairmanship of UN Security Council under Jonathan,so a pariah state can not achieve that feat
    There are more foreign Direct investment under Jonathan than all the previous government put together.

    • Amir

      You call western union money transfer by ‘abrodians’ as foreign direct investment under ‘ineffectual buffoon’ aka fortunato Jona?

      • Issei

        Since jonathan left can you please mentione one FDI into Naija?today dollar is being sold 390naira to $1,
        please we are not moving forward,we are rather nose diving may be you are not a family man.western union is
        A good step in the right direction,because you can at least send and recieve money from overseas

      • Mayo

        I don’t know about the claim that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Nigeria under GEJ was more than all other regimes combined but 2 car companies started assembly in Nigeria under GEJ, Shoprite expanded in Nigeria under GEJ. Those are specific examples of FDI

  • MushinSpeaks

    Whoever is criticizing Buhari’s travel should have his head buried in shame. What was Nigeria’s status under GEJ? We lost all status, value and regards under GEJ and now that Mbuhari is making effort to re position this country in the int’l fora, we should applaud this great and patriotic move. We should also understand that it will not only allow us recover loot but also put us first and equal among superior nations. CHANGE is here.

    • Adele Uhuru

      Stupidity at its highest- You know whilst GEJ was in power – no since OBJ’s term in office no global issue that affects Africa was ever discussed or voted on with out Nigeria’s say so. How many times did GEJ spoke at the UN HQ? Quit with your false narration it almost parochial dummy….

      • Onike24

        ” How many times did GEJ spoke”!

        • Otile

          When you talk of pariah state you mean draw-back countries such as: North Korea, North Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan. Abu al-Bashir as well as the North Korean leader cannot travel freely without being arrested. Except during the dark ages of Gowon and Abacha Nigeria has always played important roles in world affairs which came to a peak under Dr Jonathan. To rise to the status of economic power of Africa, and two-time Chairmanship at UN is nothing to sneeze at.

          Sister, you APC chieftains should put a leash on your leader Liar Mohammed.

    • abodes_124

      True talk ojare. Please prepare the presidential jets for the next trip. There is a lot of work to be done – abroad.

    • Mayo

      I think we should be fair when we criticize people. You can disagree with GEJ’s government and rate him as being corrupt or clueless but we can’t say Nigeria was a pariah state under him. As someone pointed out, discussions about Africa included Nigeria, GEJ was not prevented from travelling to other countries.

      Have you forgotten that the the World Economic Forum on Africa took place in Nigeria under GEJ and key countries were represented? If Nigeria was a pariah country, that wouldn’t have been possible.

    • Ochon

      Its just about the estacode he gets and nothing more so stay there and clap why your god buhari smile to the bank with over 300000$ on every trip he makes. Dunce!

  • Otile

    The only time Nigeria was in the dog house of pariah state was under the military junta of Col Abacha. That time Imam Buhari was the Oil Minister as he is now. Another time was during the genocide when Nigeria had the lowest status almost like a leper colony. It is said that foreigners dreaded Nigeria for fear of being shot down by Gowon’s anti-aircrafts.

    Under Dr Jonathan Nigeria was known as the economic powerhouse of Afica, peace broker nation, and partner to US, EU, and other world bodies. Lair Mohammed is a lair.

  • NoPeaceInOurTime

    Something is wrong with Lai and his supervisor. It must be the JDS (Jonathan Derangement Syndrome).

    • Adele Uhuru

      It was quite recently diagnosed, and i think thus far there isn’t any remedy to it; I guess Mr Lia will have to live out the rest of his life with this psychosis

    • econometrics

      @adeleuhuru:disqus

      Lai Muhammed looks to me like the real pariah so long as he’s not seen as a reliable

      or trustworthy Information Minister whose narrative can ever be taken at face value.

      • Adele Uhuru

        listen you have no contest from me of you logical position/ stance on Mr Lia Muhammed– it is glaringly clear but as we are witness to our esteemed Buhari have turned a blind eye to this blatant constant corruption right in his house!!!

  • donMe$$i

    Haha…Hahahahahaha!
    THE ONLY THING TURNING NIGERIA INTO A PARIAH STATE IS BUHARI GALIVANTING AROUND THE GLOBE TELLING EVERYONE HIS CITIZENS ARE “USELESS, SENSELESS AND KWAROPT”!
    We have also been made to understand these trips serve as camouflage for ‘medical vacations’.

    HOW ABOUT LAI(E) BLAMING ‘ASO ROCK RENT’ ON JONATHAN??
    HOW ABOUT LAI COMMENTING ON THE ACTUALISATION OF THE N1 – $1 ‘FABU’?? BEARING IN MIND THE DOLLAR EXCHANGED AT N365 TODAY??
    CLOWNS!!!!!

    • Adele Uhuru

      Listen it seem they think us fools or something- it seem their (APC’s) intent is to perfect the criminality that PDP initiated

  • terry

    LOL, this lie lie Mohammed very funny. how much nigeria has buhari imported/exported since he started his international trade?

  • FreeNigeria

    Time to put this blame game behind and govern to make Nigeria great. Blaming this past admin is not going to make Nigeria better. Election is over, time to deliver on election promises. it’s almost a year. GEJ is gone and never coming back to rule Nigeria.

    • John

      Leave the government to do their statutory work then. Stop issuing unnecessary and frivolous argument to distract the government. The government is justified putting things straight when a wrong information or propaganda is released to deceive the citizens.

  • Comfortkay

    Nigeria is not a developing country and more over we cannot even produce a pencil. OBJ and GEJ how many times did they travel abroad? How much investment did they bring to Nigeria in 16 years, every second graduate in Nigeria has no job during PDP time and President Buhari is not even one year in office the PDP agents and rougues are broke no market for them and they are criticising the government. Let this government works. Keep quite PDPigs.

  • Prof Pat Mumuwole Awosan

    ….is like Adam who boasted of his prowess with the daughter of Eve. But when the opportunity came his way, he started panting like a fish out of water and shaking like Shakespeare…he just realized that his thing no dey work. Liar Mohammed should recognize, if only for the sake of decency, that there should be limits to mumudity and willful misinformation cum propaganda. With the Naira exchanging for a Dollar at a dismally low rate of N350, and getting worse by the day, one would have expected a robost approach and workable roadmap to exiting the seemingly intractable economic situation of Nigeria and Nigerian. But it is not so. Each time, as Imam Olodo gets confused more and more, he recoils into that state of spastic disillusionment and instructs the EFCC to arrest and Hand-cuff some Nigerian. It has become a soothing balm to his body, soul and mind. When did Economy become equal to arresting people? Some pundits call it Olodonomics…..It is what you get when the blind leads the sighted. Even more worrying is the state’s total disregard for the lives of Nigerians. Oour soldiers and civilians die every hour from Islamist terrorist attacks and they are never recognized. No memorials are held for the dead. Certainly no remembrances, except for the faceless and political Chibok girls. What an irony? Cursed is the day Nigeria was made…The CAR has a Mathematician and Economist as the main candidates in the presidential elections but in Nigeria, we are on reverse gear. Our candidates need not have any education. Separation and /or confederation is the only answer.

    • Burning Spear

      I was detained for 6 days because I criticized Buhari – Danfulani

      A lecturer at the Kaduna State University, Dr. John Danfulani was arrested late January because of a Facebook post he made which was critical of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was detained by the police, remanded in prison, and charged for “incitement” by the Kaduna State Government.

    • Issei

      Prof Dollar today 17 February is being exchange at 390.

    • Orphic

      Lol Olodonomics…..na wa..O!

  • agbobu

    YES THERE ARE PRESIDENTS AND THERE ARE PRESIDENTS. GOODLUCK JONATHAN WAS JUST COASTING ALONG, ENJOYING THE SPOILS OF OFFICE AND HOPING AND PRAYING. GOODLUCK JONATHAN WAS IN OFFICE BUT NOT IN POWER. GOODLUCK JONATHAN HAS NOT GOT THE EQUIPMENT TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA. GOODLUCK JONATHAN HAS NOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE PRESIDENT AND THE ABILITY TO LEAD AND RULE. UNFOLDING THE DEANIGATE, YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET. YOU DID NOT MENTION THAT ALL THE COMPANIES ARE OFFSHORE COMPANIES WITH OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNTS AND THAT THESE YES ACCOUNTS CAN NOT BE INVESTIGATED. THESE MEASURES WERE PUT IN PLACE SO THAT ALL THE BRIBES AND THE CASH YOU AND YOUR GANG OF LOOTERS COLLECTED CAN NOT BE TRACED. NOT TO WORRY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS ON THE SIDE OF NIGERIA AND AS SUCH THERE WILL BE NO HIDING PLACE OR PLACES FOR LOOTERS LIKE YOU ON THIS PLANET
    DEZIANI WAS SO POWERFUL IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOD FORSAKEN GOODLUCK ADMINISTRATION. DEZIANI WAS THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE EGO DICTUM AND THE ALTER EGO OFTHE GOODLUCK ADMINISTRATION. SHE WAS SO POWERFUL THAT SHE INSTRUCTED THE VINTROLOQUIST DUMMY GOODLUCK JONATHAN TO SACK THE THEN GOVERNOR LAMIDO SANUSI, FOR HAVING THE TEMERITY AND THE ADACITY TO QUERY HER ABOUT THE MISSING OR RATHER STOLEN 20 BILLION DOLLARS. WITH GOODLUCK JONATHAN AS PRESIDENT NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS DO NOT NEED AN ENEMY. GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS GANG OF LOOTERS AND THIEVES WILL PAY VERY DEARLY FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST NIGERIA AND HUMANITY. END OF STORY

    • 9ja deserves better dan Buhari

      Najatu Muhammad Rejects Buhari’s Appointment as University VC

      Najatu Muhammad Rejects Buhari’s Appointment And His Fulanization Policy, Becomes First Person To Do So in Nigeria—While Buhari in spite of having a Law Prof as his VP, was not told the removal of VCs are all tied to their tunures and acts while in office–U cannot wake up like a thief and sack VCs as if they are motor park touts-

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Senile, illiterate certificate forger and perjurer MuhamMADu (alias Customs and Exercise, French Franc, Deutch Mark and President Michelle of Western Germany) Buhari should “keep walking” like in that Johnny Walker advert.

  • MC

    Hahaha!!! LIAR MO’ and blowing of grammer! I doubted my knowledge of that word ‘pariah’ because I knew it was contextually wrong and so Advanced English Dictionary reaffirms it thus : “a person who is rejected”. It’s good that the journalists are now the ones fighting back.

    So Nigeria was rejected under Goodluck and yet it took over from South Africa as the greatest economy in Africa!? Okay Buhari/APC, let Naira come down to where it was during Jonathan, remove the 45% increase in power tarrif, conquer Boko Haram and we’ll agree to all these lies told by Liar Mo’ daily. Everyday, the same story. Time dey pass o, make una do the magic wey una promise us na. Imbeciles and dunses!

    • North/West Allies

      Lair is sick, he will sink APC soon

  • emmanuel

    Liar nohammed is correct. Duncee has also blamed Dr Jonathan for his inability to pass Waec secondary school exams in 1962. This is why he could not differentiate between millions and trillions in the Budget before puting his aboki signature. Nigeria wonder!!! —–I must be president!….Oh Sambissa!!!

  • IZON Redeemer

    Liar Mohamed is insane—that is the only word to describe–him–Only Jehovah God knows the type of training he got as a fake PR man—The man is the worst thing to happen to the Ministry of Mis-information which he heads-Yesterday this same mental case from Kwara state, told the world that Jonathan bought junk weapons for our soldiers—-to fight Boko haram———-Without thinking for a second that it is the same sub-standard weapons that certificate forging He Goats like Buhari, whop is yet to buy even a pistol for the troops supplied to the armed forces fighting Boko haram—-The thing again is that Liar Mohamed does not understand the meaning of the socalled Pariah status –that he is talking about-Jonathan brought more glory to Nigeria than Buhari, who is busy stealing budgets at night from the Senate, and padding them with fake figures–That is the man who calls himself Mr. Discipline. Yet–allocated more than 1.75b for food–in Aso Rock—–3.5b for the Aso Rock clainic——–But set aside only 2b for the budilding of new hospitals in the entire country——-Buhari still refused to change even when the IMFled by Christian Lagarde raised alarm over his attempt to steal the Nation blind–What can Liar Mohamed tell Nigerians that Buhari used the 4.4 trillion budget for last year on-‘ Did he buy a bag of cement with the money?—Late Anthony Enahoro was right when he said the only difference between the government of Buhari and that of Hitler, is the (Hail Hitler salute) by German soldiers —-which our soldiers are yet to embrace.

    • 9ja needs a new leader

      N398M For Computers In 2016 Budget Is Strange To Me – Lai Mohammed

      The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has mentioned that the total amount of N398 million proposed in the 2016 budget for the purchase of computers was strange to him.

  • Kingharmony1

    Jonathan why are you making dollar to be appreciating and naira depreciating ($1=N390). Jonathan you are just clueless. Jonathan you are now in second tenure and that’s why you don’t want to work but loot. Jonathan the economy is very bad and the masses are feeling or better still swimming in lack and impoverished. Jonathan please work and stop traveling. Jonathan stop propaganda. Jonathan please defeat bokoharam. Jonathan why are you making oil prices to be falling?. if Jonathan doesn’t take blame for your cluelessness who will?

    • Dokita

      @disqus_rOWmgtaQjq:disqus

      What is PARIAH and Lai Muhammed got to do with it?

      LAI MUHAMMED is not and will never be a good Information Minister. He doesn’t have the credentials.
      Consistent fidelity to honesty in the past is a first qualification for credible government’s spokesman.
      President Buhari is hit right; left and centre in global news-media, partly because of Lai Muhammed.

      Howsoever it is cut or diced Lai Muhammed does not have logical ability or articulation for the job.
      All narratives spun from Lai Muhammed’s fanciful mind have been rejected as false or fabricated.
      Lai Muhammed is more or less a PARIAH MINISTER as no serious person pays him any attention.

      • abodes_124

        Reminds of Comical Alis news conferences announcing victory by Saddams army as American tanks rolled into Baghdad

  • IZON Redeemer

    Liar Mohamed is insane—that is the only word to describe–him–For it is only Jehovah God that knows the type of training he got as a fake PR man—The man is the worst thing to happen to the Ministry of Mis-information which he heads-Yesterday this same mental case from Kwara state, told the world that Jonathan bought junk weapons for our soldiers—-to fight Boko haram———-Without thinking for a second that it is the same sub-standard weapons that certificate forging He Goats like Buhari, who is yet to buy even a pistol for the troops, supplied to the armed forces fighting Boko haram—-The thing again is that Liar Mohamed, does not understand the meaning of the socalled Pariah status –that he is talking about-Jonathan brought more glory to Nigeria than Buhari, who is busy stealing budgets at night from the Senate, and padding them with fake figures–That is the man who calls himself Mr. Discipline. Yet–allocated more than 1.75b for food–in Aso Rock—–3.5b for the Aso Rock clinic——–But set aside only 2b for the budilding of new hospitals in the entire country——-Buhari still refused to change even when the IMF led by Christiana Lagarde raised alarm over his attempt to steal the Nation blind–What can Liar Mohamed tell Nigerians that Buhari used the 4.4 trillion budget for last year on-‘ Did he buy a bag of cement with the money?—Late Anthony Enahoro was right when he said the only difference between the government of Buhari and that of Hitler, is the (Hail Hitler salute) by German soldiers —-which our soldiers are yet to embrace. Animals

    • 9ja is finished under buhari

      APC is Full of Lairs Don’t Expect Much From Them — Lamido

      Alhaji Dr. Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa State,on Wednesday disregarded President Muhammad Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC-led government change mantra.

      • favourtalk

        Deal with the loss of GEJ. You can do better than this hatred

    • favourtalk

      Your generation are, you don’t have manners at all.

  • Nathan

    We can safely conclude, it is utter hatred, & badbelle for Jonathan that drives this govt. And why? Because he represents everything antithetical to them & their evil construct!
    He brought light. But lovers of darkness would have it otherwise.
    Indeed Jonathan Derangment syndrome afflicts lie lie Mohammed!
    Tuffiakwa!

    • Iskj

      LAI MUHAMMED KEEPS DISGRACING BUHARI BY POINTING ATTENTION TO FAILURES..
      THE ECONOMY IS BUHARI’S ALBATROSS; AS THE NAIRA FALLS EVERY THREE HOURS.
      BY YESTERDAY, IT WAS 240 TO A DOLLAR; AND, TODAY IT IS 255 NAIRA TO A DOLLAR.
      FOR LINKING BUHARI’s JUNKET TO A FAILING ECONOMY, LAI MUHAMMED KILLS BUHARI.

      • ‘sola awe’

        ……….See O! The Naira fell further this evening to 365 to a dollar in my own area……
        where are we going?……where do we even agree to go together?…..Buhari should answer that…..
        ……Buhari is just carrying on as if Nigeria is his own private enterprise….no consultation with us…..

      • favourtalk

        Shut up, can you please say something reasonable

    • Iskj

      LAI MUHAMMED KEEPS DISGRACING BUHARI BY POINTING ATTENTION TO FAILURES..
      THE ECONOMY IS BUHARI’S ALBATROSS; AS THE NAIRA FALLS EVERY THREE HOURS.
      BY YESTERDAY, IT WAS 340 TO A DOLLAR; AND, TODAY IT IS 355 NAIRA TO A DOLLAR.
      FOR LINKING BUHARI’s JUNKET TO A FAILING ECONOMY, LAI MUHAMMED KILLS BUHARI.

    • Daniel Wislon

      On Abacha, Buhari, IBB, OBJ and Abdulsalami.

      Our people have suddenly become anti corruption crusaders because of the bad belle syndrome that prevails.

      Despite all the money Abacha stole, no northerner, not even, Buhari, had accused, nor spoken ill against him. In fact our present president has nothing but praises for him.

      Despite all the money IBB stole from the gulf war oil boom, nobody had questioned him or disgraced his lieutenants just to make a point.

      Despite all the obvious money OBJ stole to become one of the richest men in Africa on retirement from govt, when all he had was 2700 naira in his account just before he became president, no Yoruba man is calling for his head.

      Despite all the loot Abdusallam gathered in less than one year in govt, the country did not cave in, the world never came down and all hausas kept mum.

      Just because a south south man became president by divine intervention of God which is against the will of the northern oligarchy and probably tasted the national cake that’s even baked and prepared in his backyard, hell is being let loose and his blood brothers are been used against him to disgrace and bring him down

      Don’t get me wrong, I’m in no way in support of corruption if proven but we should understand these games and plans by the north as the real threat to our nation’s survival and condemn it rather than insult and blame Goodluck Jonathan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Burning Spear

    Buhari Sponsoring A Presidential Candidate in Niger Republic.

    Is Muhammadu Buhari actually a Nigerian President or Niger Republic leaders?

    Last week when the video and pictures emerged as President Buhari sat on the seat reserved for Niger Republic leaders, before he was told to move to the Nigerian Reserved Seat, some Nigerians thought it was a mistake.

    Today, another event have reconfirmed that Buhari seating on Niger Republic seat was not an error in any form or shape.

    This is the Presidential campaign Niger Republic reportedly being sponsored by Nigerian president from the empty Treasury.

    In this time Austerity, Nigeria cannot afford to sponsor elections of other countries, while majority of Nigerians are finding it hard to even eat. Enough of these Wastage………………………..

    • Isi Agwo

      Bokohari is from Niger Republic. As Nigeria’s Head of State in 1985, he backed Niger Republic’s Ide Oumarou to be Sec Gen of OAU and refused to back Nigeria’s Peter Onu who was already the acting sec gen. Other African heads of state begged Bokohari to “please give us Peter.” But Bokohari, being from Niger Republic, backed his country man, Ide Oumarou.

  • Daniel Wilson

    On Abacha, Buhari, IBB, OBJ and Abdulsalami.

    Our people have suddenly become anti corruption crusaders because of the bad belle syndrome that prevails.

    Despite all the money Abacha stole, no northerner, not even, Buhari, had accused, nor spoken ill against him. In fact our present president has nothing but praises for him.

    Despite all the money IBB stole from the gulf war oil boom, nobody had questioned him or disgraced his lieutenants just to make a point.

    Despite all the obvious money OBJ stole to become one of the richest men in Africa on retirement from govt, when all he had was 2700 naira in his account just before he became president, no Yoruba man is calling for his head.

    Despite all the loot Abdusallam gathered in less than one year in govt, the country did not cave in, the world never came down and all hausas kept mum.

    Just because a south south man became president by divine intervention of God which is against the will of the northern oligarchy and probably tasted the national cake that’s even baked and prepared in his backyard, hell is being let loose and his blood brothers are been used against him to disgrace and bring him down

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m in no way in support of corruption if proven but we should understand these games and plans by the north as the real threat to our nation’s survival and condemn it rather than insult and blame Goodluck Jonathan!!!

  • Swiss Woman

    Nigerians Are Criminals – President Buhari in London.

    “I love Nigerians, they are not Criminals – Swiss Lady replying Buhari.

    SHARE, SHARE, SHARE THIS VIDEO B4 WATCHING

  • C3kwe

    Really?. Tell me how many investments he has attracted since the last 8months?. I tell you what, there has been massive capital flight since he came to power because of his cluelessness and indecisiveness. While he is on his trips, Naira continues to go south. To be honest with you, he is a waste of space and no amount of spin will help apc in this quagmire.

    • Tufiakwa

      Direct foreign investment in Nigeria fell by 58% in the 8 months that Bokohari has been President. Nothing destroys its source than a naked propaganda.

  • Isi Agwo

    Bokohari, the certificate forging illiterate, and the spiritual father of Boko Haram, cannot redeem his own smelly self (Fulani incense perfumed), not to talk of Nigeria’s image. His illiteracy is costing Nigeria respect among nations.

  • abodes_124

    Perish the thought. Who said any of the 19 trips was frivolous ? Investment will sonn start floeing from , Dubai, Kenya and em… em.. Ethiopia. There are 179 more countries to visit our very able president and ambassador at large will visit them all.

    • 9ja deserves better dan Buhari

      U make me laugh–Is it Kenya that is fighting a war with boko haram annex in Somalia that will come and invest in Nigeria abi?–It is like waiting for investors from Somalia–it madness of the highest order-Liar Mohamed is a disgrace–like his mentor buhari———-Are these not the Buhari Meida media men led by Liar Mohamed————– who defended the over 3b budgetry allocation for the aso rock clinic and 1.75b for food–including 22m for rent-in aso rock? Now thief Buhari is yearning to sack sack civil servants in the budget office to decedive Nigerians-While the NLC is quiet about this evil acts by Buhari abi?——————-When it is a well known fact that it was Buhari who wanted to steal the money allocated in the budget?–How can a man who took blood stained money from–Amaechi–Fashola–Dambazua–Prof Yakubu and Fayemi ever be able to fight corruption–in Nigeria Tell me how?-Which weapon has Buhari bought since he assumed the mantle of leadership from the CIA for our soldier–not even a bottle of gun powder-Animals

      • favourtalk

        You think every traveling have the same objectives? Kenya, Mali and others have thier own please stop been a novice

  • signipote

    This apc still giving excuses . Very bad this government has no single agenda

    • MushinSpeaks

      This is not excuse but reply to critics on the frequent trips. The trips benefit Nigeria more than Buhari. Our state has to be repositioned to regain its lost trust.

      • Julius

        True and 10 trips by Buhari is equal to just 1 trip of Jonathan. Jonathan went on a trip with at minimum 100 people. Rent at least 2 floors in a major hotel anywhere they went. The cost were unbelievable. New York times wrote an article about this a couple of years ago.

    • favourtalk

      Can you please say something reasonable. Don’t you read the reasons given up there?

    • FrankNero

      You’re entitled to your opinion, but surely, you are in the minority!! HAHAHAHA

      • signipote

        Time tells dickhead

  • isaac

    Lmao. Na craze word from a craze man b dat quoting Fela Anikulapo Kuti. D man who saw tomorrow.

  • favourtalk

    God will continue to give pmb the strength needed to help this nation rise up away from the mess created for us by the deadly party when we trusted our lives with them. Pmb should continue the good work in bringing the nation forward. We love you sir

    • Rommy

      Surprise to hear! In your honesty, is Nigeria is moving forward?

  • kayode Olufade

    Jonathan messed up, we get the point. We know, we voted him out. Now we need the present administration yo stop yhis blame game and get to righting yhe wrongs done. W e never pray for another disaster like the last administration but we need to move forward faster and more determined, the time for blames is over now let us develop

    • Burning Spear

      Buhari who cannot even present a sound budget to the countrry and who is playing on the sentiments of Nigerians and sowing deep seated hatred against the Ijaw Nation is the one who should be hanged—-The IMF never came to express concern to Jonathan over his sound economic plans and budget. throughout his tenure————–Buhari is now using innocent civil servants as fall guys-to cover his stealing habits————-Pretending he was not the one who padded the budget—Yet like Hitler Buhari also has some supporters in the north-

    • excel

      Can you just ready between the line. Can’t you differential between blaming and clarification?

  • Right Minded

    Keep lying to yourself, Nigeria’s pariah status is about to become a reality under this govt. Investors are skipping out of town in droves because Buhari is hiring Alhajis’ and Islamic fundamentalists who have never run anything in their life other than manage a few cattle and herdsmen to run the govt while he junket around the world looking for how he can make Nigeria an Islamic State. He is overwhelmed by Nigeria’s problems which he claimed to have answers to while campaigning. Naira exchange rate against the dollar has skyrocketed to N360 per dollar. Mr Lie Mohammed, you cannot lie your way out of this mess APC and Buhari created.. Nigerians know what is going on.

  • Right Minded

    Keep lying to yourself, Nigeria’s pariah status is about to become a reality under this govt. Investors are skipping out of the country in droves because Buhari is hiring Alhajis’ and Islamic bigots who have never run anything in their lives other than manage a few cattle and herdsmen to run the govt while he junket around the world looking for how he can achieve his Islamic state aim. He is overwhelmed by Nigeria’s problems which he claimed to have answers to while campaigning. Naira exchange rate against the dollar has skyrocketed to N360 per dollar. Mr demented Lie Mohammed you cannot lie your way out of this mess APC and Buhari created. We can now see why Buhari budgeted more money for the Information ministry more than Works & Housing ministry, but trust me, this propaganda that has eaten deep into your bloodstream cannot sustain you for long… Nigerians know what is going on and are watching.

  • IZON Redeemer

    President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disgust at Niger Deltans who lay claim to the oil found in their communities. According to PUNCH, the President said those of them, who participated in the nation’s 30-month civil war that left millions of Nigerians dead, found the belief of Niger Deltans, who lived in oil-rich areas that the natural resources belonged to them, very fraudulent. Addressing Nigerians in Addis Ababa at a town hall meeting President Buhari said, “The theft of oil by Niger deltans and Ijaws who reside around the oil bearing communities, and who feel that the oil belongs to them and not the country, is an irritating thing for those of us, who participated in the civil war for 30 months in which at least two million Nigerians were killed.President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disgust at Ijaws who lay claim to the oil found in their communities.unquote–Buhari is not aware for the Ijaw leaders like Isaack Boro murdered by the Fulanis and Yorubas—-ati Kensaro-Wiwa who was hanged by him and Abacha, that the civil war will never have ended the way it did–if not for the Ijaw Nation–Today the same Ijaws who foolishly laid down their lives based on the One Nigeria Slogan of Gowon, do not have one single oil well in the entire SS————Those who own and control their oil wells are the Fulanis and Yorubas-ati their Ibo surrogates————————Freedom is our goal—One can der4-Imagine for a second the rubbish coming out of the mouth of the man we call Nigerian President—–Maybe President of Niger Republic-…—animals

  • JSA1

    PMB FOREIGN TRIPS ARE APPROPRIATE CONSIDERING THE STATE OF DESTRUCTION OF OUR VALUES AS A NATION BY JONATHAN AND HIS CO-HORTS. THANK GOD WE VOTED OUT JONATHAN. ALL THE TRIPS OF PMB SINCE MAY 29, 2015 ARE OK AND FRUITFUL TO NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS. LET PDP HUG THE TRANSFORMER IF THEY FEEL OTHERWISE! ONYARAA!

  • Room23

    It is not really Buhari’s fault that he travels all over the world on foreign trips. The truth is that if you were to ask Buhari a simple question by asking him to tell you how many times he has travelled out of Nigeria since May 29 2015, you will be surprised at his answer. He will most likely tell you he has travelled out only once…That is, to West Germany where he ate and dined with President Mitchellin.

    So, it is not his fault. If we want foreign trips to stop we need to treat somebody first. Let me stop there.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Statistically Nigeria’s FDI was the highest in Africa in the last 3 years of Jonathan but the hostile economic policies of the Buhari Administration has ignited an investment flight in the last 8 months. Both “bloomberg” and “the economist” have attested to this reality. Buhari likes jetting around and that is exactly what he is doing as he visits his Muslim friends in the Middle-East.

  • Ayinde

    The master of Liers never seizes to amaze me. He lies with passion. Nigeria a pariah nation or state under Jonathan. Haba. as Tawada did quote reputable organisations and not the lies of this world can attest to this. Particularly the Economist and the Financial reporting organisation Bloomberg.
    Rather than APC concern itself to the current cluelessness of Buhari who promised to fix the Naira to the Dollar at 1:1 but rather is tending towards 1: 500 all he bandits around is lies. This is worsened by the lack of vision of members of this administration. It makes it rather difficult for business to plan. Yet he junkets all over the world. Haba lai and Buhari. #BUHARI DO SOMETHING OOOO

  • Excisionist

    Liar Mohammed why dont you tell the truth for once. Call Buhari’s frequent trips what it is – a waste of scarce fund !!! Lair, lying Mohammed