Senator slams Buhari, says president lied on SGF Lawal’s alleged corruption

Senator Shehu Sani
Senator Shehu Sani [Photo credit: Instagram]

Outspoken Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has dismissed as “false” President Muhammadu Buhari’s claims on a Senate report indicting the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, of corruption.

Speaking at the Senate on Tuesday after Senate President Bukola Saraki read Mr. Buhari’s letter absolving Mr. Lawal of fraud, Mr. Sani suggested the president’s defense smacked of double standards.

Mr. Buhari had written the Senate, reacting to its demand for the sack and prosecution of Mr. Lawal, whom the Senate accused of breaching federal law in the handling of ‘grass cutting contract awarded by the Presidential Initiative on North East, PINE.

The president in his letter said he could not act as demanded by the Senate because the report of the Senate Ad hoc committee on “Mounting humanitarian crisis in the North East” was signed by three of nine members of the committee.

He also said the SGF was not given fair hearing to defend himself, as he was allegedly not invited by the committee before the indictment.

Mr. Sani chaired the ad hoc committee and presented its interim report last December.

No sooner had Mr. Saraki finished reading the president’s letter than Mr. Sani rose to disprove Mr. Buhari’s claims.

He said seven members, not three as claimed by the president, signed the report.

He also said that Mr. Lawal was invited to appear before the hearing of the committee, adding the the SGF’s office secretary received and acknowledged the invitation.

Further, Mr. Sani said advert was placed in three newspapers for Mr. Lawal and other parties involved to appear.

“Corruption in the Judiciary and others is treated with insecticide while corruption in the government is treated with deodorant,” said Mr. Sani, expressing worry that Mr. Buhari’s letter was full of misinformation and falsehood.

Mr. Sani said he would provide evidence that Mr. Lawal was invited to the Senate through the clerk.

Later, the spokesperson for the Senate, Aliyu Abdullahi, told journalists the Senate stood by the report of the Shehu Sani committee.


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  • callistus u owuamanam

    Nigerians are watching the senate and their reaction.

  • ojays

    I will be very happy if senate can dismiss Lawal and prosecute him. Enough of the executive lawlessness

  • Arabakpura

    Somebody should remind me: is Sani from Southern Kaduna? And is he PDP? Urgent answers needed!

    • Victor

      He is from Kaduna..but I don’t know if he is from Southern Kaduna. He is an APC Senator

      • Arabakpura

        Thanks my man! He is not a good party man!

        • Otile

          In other to be called a good party man must he kill his conscience? Must he support Buhari even Buhari unlocks the key to Kuje prison and releases all the Fulanis serving terms for rape, robbery and murder? Yoruba ronu

        • Otile

          In other to be called a good party man must he kill his conscience?
          Must he support Buhari even if Buhari unlocks Kuje prison and
          releases all the Fulanis serving terms for rape, robbery and murder?
          Yoruba ronu

          • Arabakpura

            Just take time you watch and listen to the American brand; there is a lot to lean from there! Nigeria has no mmekwatalism!

        • Solomon Brown

          A responsible politician always puts his/her country above partisanship, there is no rule that says members of a political party must agree on everything.

          • Arabakpura

            I have referred all reasonable people to the American style that we have copied! Yes of course you disagree but not when it comes to voting for your president! Nigeria is a cancerous country without any cure in sight! Despite the hue and cry against Trump, the congress still endorse his choices!

          • Solomon Brown

            You should know infighting happens on whatever side of the aisle you are on. IMO Sen Sani is a patriot, who has shown himself to be on the right side of issues, even when it isn’t politically expedient.

          • Arabakpura

            Nigerians are not playing politics the way it should! You can express your views but no go against your president when it comes to division! Believe it or not, this is why we have problems in Nigeria! Positions can be canvassed and ironed out in a different forum but when it comes to political division, parties must be seen to have cohesion; doing otherwise affects the entire polity! Nigerian politians are rather amateurs and it shows in their national live!

        • bala

          Dont shy about this Sanni is a sound PDP man watch carefully he crossed carpet from pdp and graduated as a Boko haram what else are we waiting for. Sanni is no news but am sure time will catch up with him and MELAYE PDP THUG cum drug baron.

        • elvis

          You must be drunk

          • Arabakpura

            In four words?

    • Höly Wähala

      He is from Kaduna and it roundly condemned El-Rufai for the killings in Southern KD. What does that have to do with his claim that Babachair was duly invited but ignored the committee even after newspaper ads. called on him to respect the law? Did Buhari lie about the number of signatories or not? Did Buhari lie about Lawal not given a fair chance at the hearings? Those are pertinent and serious issues you should be paying attention to instead of playing the ethno-religious card in trying to distract from core discussion… Did Buhari lie, answer that or shut the fcuk up, @Joe Yoro!

      • Arabakpura

        Have you taken the afternoon shot already? Have you listened and watched the US senators grill their colleague, Jeff Sessions? Despite Marco Rubio’s reservations for the President’s nominee for the secretary of state’s position, he still voted for him! My friend, think! – the reason for all this nonsense is the absence of patronage from the presidency and don’t tell me that Bira has whittled down your thinking faculty!

        • Höly Wähala

          @Joe… na odeku ma mann, my juice is well known to all. Odeku!

      • abdu adamu

        Right on, Brother.

      • Mufu Ola

        You can’t take Sani’s condemnation of Rufai in Southern Kaduna as a trophy thing. Even if Rufai save Sani’s life, he would still condemn him ‘cos of d animosity between the two. So that “condemnation”is a fluke.

        • emmanuel

          Rommel we know you get your means of subsistence leaving from your demonic master El-Rufai, so Sani can go to hell.
          Anyway, Sani got to NASS using Boko Haram, so he is not a man with morals. He was a mouth piece of BH who told Nigerians when and when not to take what BH said a=or not said.
          Na God go punish all of them

          • Mufu Ola

            Nobody is good except you & Jonathan! God himself must be baffled with your mentality.

          • emmanuel

            Do you not know that the coach outside football pitch sees the game clearer that the one under tension; who is paid for the job?
            Your week brain has refused to accept that i have better leadership qualities than Buhari? Try put most of my comments and post together and you cannot help but accept that i see Nigeria better than the man in the other room without action.

        • Höly Wähala

          Did Buhari lie or not, that is my question and nothing else. When old men lie in my village the gods kill them… don’t know about Yoroland, tell me.

          • Mufu Ola

            Which gods kill them? So u’re part of all these silly “god” things.

  • Emeka

    Mr. Sani just stop fuming, as your hatchet evil plans to destabilize and damage the integrity of Mr.president has met a brick wall. If the house indeed invited SGF and he refused to honour the invitation, please make it open to the public. Also make available the report of corruption against the SGF open to the world, so as to let everyone in on the matter, for an easy personal investigation to knowing who’s speaking the truth, rather than shredding the entire investigation process in secrecy.

    • Mayo

      How as the ‘investigation process shredded in secrecy’? The report of the ad-hoc committee was published by Journalists.

  • Höly Wähala

    If Senator Shehu Sani can prove his point with evidence of the invite to Mr. Lawal then…
    President Buhari would have been proven a deceitful, bigoted lair thus, his letter should be discarded by the Senate.
    A Chief Executive who consciously misleads any other arm of the govt. is not fit for bi-partisan cooperation because of his double standards. Buhari has no credibility if he can absolve Baba Chair Lawal of corruption bothering on crimes against humanity in an area where 200,000 childen in IDP camps face immediate threat of death… Shame on Buhari for his many cheap lies.

    • Arabakpura

      There is no reason to celeberate this rubbish! If a senator can so openly disagree with his President from the same party, then, there is no hope for Nigeria! It’s not about boyish celeberation of an institutional tupsy-turvy, but about the preservation of order in the Nigerian political landscape! Take time and study the Americans where we have copied this rubbish from!

      • Höly Wähala

        “Disloyalty is not telling your boss the truth” – Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
        @Joe Yorokwe… your problem is ass-swiping, you can’t say no even in the face of obvious lies. Did Buhari have to lie that Lawal was not given fair hearing when the SFG disdainfully disrepected the Senators? If Prof. Osinbajo and AGF investigated and cleared both Magu and Lawal then, “there is no hope for Nigeria” as you aptly put it, are those two not supposed to be learned legal luminaries and the youth we talk about? Go siddon jor, I’m not into blind party-politics, I am objective and direct to the point regardless whose balls the mosquito perks. Don’t mention Ameria in the same breath as Nigeria, it is sacrilegious doing so… Onye nzuzu di ka ghi. Mtchwww!

        • Arabakpura

          You see why your redemption is very far?

          • Höly Wähala

            Joe, tell Tinubu the truth nothing will happen… onye nkwu ka ibu, a real desperado in Eko. Ofeke!

    • persona

      Bro, there is already an independent investigation carried out by CSOs and it clearly absolved the SGF. You can see the PDF on PT.
      The summary clearly stated the following:
      1- SGF retired his interest from the said company
      2- The company only was consulted and paid for consultancy but the main project was awarded to another company
      3- The SGF’s company had proven expertise in the field of its consultancy
      4- The contract was not bush clearing but weed/ pest control and irrigation.
      5- Project was done and certified well done.
      6- The main company took loans from the consultant with interest and repayed and that was what was termed as kickback.
      The report is here for all to see. The baseline is, SGF retired his directorship in that company before it ever got the project.
      Sani likes to grandstand and truth is this, just like the DSS, he doesn’t want to admit he did a bad job.

      • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

        hmmmmm

        • persona

          Just do a google search for the following: report exonerates SGF in Nigeria
          All major newspaper carried it and it was found out that the contract was not for grass cutting. The PDF on PT showed images of the projects carried out, the before and after.
          I don’t like the SGF one bit and wish he was actually caught and sacked BUT, if a man has done no wrong, why target him unduly?
          The senate shouted while other banks sacked workers, called the minister BUT when Heritage bank sacked 400, the senate kept quiet: why? Saraki owns significant stake in the bank.
          The same senate that you can hardly take 15 good and clean men from is now castigating people….we have a long way to go.

      • Höly Wähala

        Same thing (investigation) was carried out and recommended sack of the SFG for his indiscretions, who you believe then is a matter for subjective opinions. A govt. entity can only follow order from above. No sane man would acquit Magu of living in an apartment that cost taxpayers a whopping N83mio and Lawal of spraying insecticide with N250mio meant for feeding IDP dwellers… that’s a moral call and on both counts Buhari is a fraud for even sending that letter at all. My views, bruv!

        • persona

          I really wish that both men were caught on “solid grounds”. The challenge is this, those trying to hunt seem to be throwing crap, seeking which will stick.
          The report clearly indicate that the SGF was not in anyway involved with the project and he had since resigned August 2015. The fact the senate claimed the contract was for cutting grass by an IT company should let you know that they were misrepresenting the facts when indeed, the contract was the termination and evacuation of invading plants that affected the irrigation project for the IDP camps.
          As regards Magu, reason why the DSS would say that the airforce man paid for the property when indeed it was FCDA that did also show that we have shallow men all around.
          I however blame Buhari for not making any head roll just as someone was sacrificed when they lifted the Obama speech.
          The nation should keep pushing and what I like most is the fact that the kick goes both ways and we can see that corruption is so endemic even as Buhari claims to be doing a mop up, he has an inner circle that is corrupt as sin. I however subscribe to the fact that, he will only support what is fed to him(which is dangerous) but he cant go and investigate all by himself on such matters. This is a fight between 2 sets of unclean lepers and we will choose which set we rehabilitate because lepers are meant to stay outside where regular people stay.
          I sabi say you dey vex and that is patriotic but make we calm down take catch these barawos.

  • We call on NASS to save our democracy from total collapse under Buhari’s dictatorship. The nation will never forgive NASS if Buhari is allowed to destroy our democracy. Magu must not be confirmed as EFCC chairman.

    • Sword of Damocles

      “We call on NASS to save our democracy from total collapse “?????
      Comedian

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      caling on NASS shows your ignorance. i am sorry, you missed it.

  • www.electionoffenders.ng

    This is a travesty! The FGN’s position is unacceptable. There must be an independent and open investigation of this matter.

    We cant send some people to jail, put them in handcuffs, slash their pictures in newspapers as guilty while people who allegedly commit same offense are walking free and securing letters from the presidency exonerating them.

    Lets be clear: Everyone is equal under the law. The Presidents friends are subject to the same law as me and the rest of Nigerians.

    Babachir Lawal must be transparently investigated. No one is saying he is guilty for now. What we are saying is that the President SHOULD NOT intervene to protect him from investigation and possible culpability.

    Fair is fair. One law for all Nigerians please!

    • Arabakpura

      I agree with you in the case of Lawal but not for Magu! I am even beginning to think that they made it a double-barreled issue to have the allowance to extricate Babachir Lawal!

  • Dazmillion

    I repeat, anyone who still thinks Buhari is fighting corruption should quickly check himself into the nearest psychiatric hospital for urgent mental evaluation.

  • forestgee

    Lawal was right when he said he belongs to a CABAL in the Villa…a lopsided fight or struggle against corruption!

  • Ajike Ole

    Buhari’s incorruptible and integrity are all slogans and media propaganda.

  • Mayo

    This is ‘funny’. When Saraki claimed CCB did not invite him to offer explanations about any discrepancies in his asset declaration form (as required by law), he was asked to go to court and clear his name. Now the Presidency is invoking the same line of defense for the SGF?

    Buhari has not also told us if they carried out an investigation to find out if the SGF was guilty or not. Instead, he is raising technicalities (which is right because anything worth doing is worth doing well) and ignoring the main issue. After, we will be told Buhari is fighting corruption..

  • Adele Uhuru

    Nigeria has gone- believe it this contraption has been abused and abused to comatose

    • emmanuel

      Buharis suffers from acute alzhemier. He is only proped up with doses of stimulants when he has to do FEC meetings or the few state functions he attends.
      So the Cabal take turn to run the government on auto pilot. Unfortunately, the cabal have refused to let Aisha have a taste of power like Turai and that is her grouse.
      It is a feudal government

      • Mufu Ola

        I always insist u’re childish. Who knows what u’re suffering from.

  • Edwin

    Sen.Sani is man of integrity and wouldn’t indict SGF if not culpable.Nigerians know the truth.Why would president defend and absolve him of any wrong doing without referring him to EFCC?

  • emmanuel

    A crooked man would rather have his likes do their things.
    When the PTF probe began, there was to be a session when documentary evidence were to be presented and Ahijo died.
    Buhari has reached the crescendo to openly backing all the classless crooks who runs his failed government.
    What a disaster in Nigeria Presidency?

    • Mufu Ola

      Go to back to your hero then.All hail Jona, the treasury raider!!

      • Owoeye Gbenga

        At least,Jonathan was not covering or protecting a thief like your Daura president.I am purely Yoruba man but I hate injustice and being sentimental.Jonathan was a good man who could have turned this country around but the Northerners fear that if the minority capture power and perform creditably well it will be hard for them to regain it so they used Yoruba to achieve their aim bringing Yoruba to the second fiddle while they will be the head.They turned my people Yoruba to mumu by giving us vice president and Yorubas are happy.It is a pity that up till now Yorubas did not know Northerners strategy.Yoruba ronu o-Baba Ogunde.Jonathan admitted there is corruption in the system but making drastic effort to curb the menace.But here we are,somebody fighting Kwaraption is defending corrupt officials in his govt,tell me who is better?How can somebody be defending a man that used 270million to cut ordinary grasses and you are talking on this forum.You are supposed to be ashamed of yourself.

        • Mufu Ola

          You are not making sense. Find somewhere, cool your brain & come back!

          • stanejike

            I can only pray for people like you, because you appear iredeemable!

      • emmanuel

        Jonathan i one million time better than Buhari who is brain dead. I will rather queue behing Jonathan one million time over than think of Buhari as my President.

        • Mufu Ola

          “Brain dead”? And he was able to outwit Mr PhD holder & others?That’s why Northerners never stop laughing their heads off at the stupidity of the so called “educated South”. Especially people like you.

          • emmanuel

            You li.
            A Professor stole the mandate of a PHD and handed it to a secondary School drop-out. The result is the tragedy called Buhari Presidency today. The one that has destroyed Nigeria far beyond any catastrophe that has ever befallen this country.
            Unfortunately, a good man and his family were mudered in Kano for refusing to accept the manadate theft. Today, the blood of the young child in that family is hunting those who seat on those blood and they will never know peace until they leave this earth

          • Mufu Ola

            Your tears of defeat will dry up one day,I hope.

          • Otile

            I detest all of you who belittle education. Brain dead Buhari did not outwit Jonathan, the Islamist used threat of bloodshed to share him away. If Jonathan did not leave there would be greater blood bath and Nigeria would have ceased to exist. See where Buhari’s illiteracy has landed Nigeria today.

          • Mufu Ola

            Who’s “belittling education”? Your types are the worst ambassadors of education the way you circulate your primitive intelligence.

          • Senator D

            Education sets a man’s mind free. It makes it easy to rule a people but difficult to enslave them that’s why the North has refused to develop at the same pace as the rest of the Southern States despite being in power for over 42-years and running. Go to the NORTH the youths generally move like zombies and unable to process complex day to day issues. They always assume someone somewhere is responsible for their problems so they go on rampage and killing spree easily.

          • Senator D

            Am flabber-whelmed and overgasted by your odious response to @emmanuel’s comment above.

    • Senator D

      Illiteracy should NEVER ever be undermined. Yar’Adua would have done better because he had MSc in Chemistry. Infact he was the first MSc Graduate to rule Nigeria. However, his presidency was short-lived. Buhari’s integrity would have saved the day but for his bigotry and ethnic nepotism it has dented his already battered image for his disregard for the rule of law and human rights abuses. He acts like a monarch rather than a democratically elected President!

  • Mufu Ola

    Buhari got it wrong here.Clearing Lawal on technical ground sounds lousy to me. Was the infraction really committed or not?

    • sab

      Did the code of conduct bureau not falter in Saraki’s charges? CCB failed to invite Saraki before dragging him to the CC Tribunal and this was the same wayTinubu was not invited and the CCT chairman set him free on technical grounds. But in the case of Saraki the same CCT chairman admitted he set Tinubu free in error but insisted Saraki must face trial. Lovely development

    • emmanuel

      You must be drunk to think that Buhari got it wrong. Is Magu not carrying out unprecdented fight against corruption.
      Meanwhile, the Orasanye, Subsidy probe etc were all like the Magu fight, nothing new.
      Probe the securiy account in the USA and you would see things like were seen in the NSA account

      • Mufu Ola

        Nothing cannot be new to somebody with inbuilt loot mentality.

        • emmanuel

          Loot? Newspapers were siezed erroneously by the last Administration on suspiction of some delivery vans carrying arms. The government apologised and paid them compensation, all that turned to loot.
          Monarchs, Religious leaders and some senior Nigerian citizens who paid courtesy visits were given logistics honorarium from the security votes. All that are defined as loot by your miserable soul in conjunction with Magu.
          This things are done World over, but Buhari in his anti-corruption drama got scoundrels like you excited with such news.
          How i regret being a Nigerian, a land where brain dead men lead ignoramus to their doomsday. I use to tell my drivers that it does not take a degree to drive a car, in your case, your education did not actuate your brain.

          • Adele Uhuru

            Nah don’t let these morons make you doubt your root, they are all nothing but a bad stinky wind that will blow over soon. But I am happy that Buhari got his blood drenched wish to rule this country, now he will once again exposed his vile malcontent for this country and its people . He has a SGF stealing from people that have nothing left and worst of all his people under Buhari’s watch, his leadership acumen is quite lacking and the country is going down the drain, but all in all may be just may Nigeria will now recognize that nothing good comes having the likes of Buhari at the apex office…………

  • thisnigeria

    Thank God, Buhari has been given the opportunity to rule Nigeria otherwise some of us would have been regretting we missed some one who could have put everything in their proper positions. I did not vote for him but I would have if I had a voting card. It is good to know that we Nigerians should stop looking unto any one ( legislators, judiciary, politician, overseer and what have you ) to fix the problems of this country for us. We should also stop hoping that only prayers will help. Every one should role up his/her sleeves and take positive actions, for heavens help only those who help themselves.

    • OJERINDE, Olatunde A.

      Apt.

    • Ade

      Thanks for your contribution, you hit it right

    • Otile

      In other words you are saying that Imam Buhari is not the Messiah we have been awaiting for.

      • Ashibogu

        Otile! Gbam!

    • thusspokez

      opportunity to rule Nigeria

      Only monarchs and military junta rule their citizens Elected Presidents of democratic countries SERVE and no RULE their fellow citizen. Some of you Nigerians don’t seem to know the big difference.

      • thisnigeria

        Thank you for enlightening me sir.

  • Better_Person

    “Corruption in the Judiciary and others is treated with insecticide while corruption in the government is treated with deodorant”…how sad. Someone should wake me up when we truly have an anti-corruption president. #Birds_of_the_same_feathers

    • thisnigeria

      You better do not go to sleep Mr Better_Person. I advise you to be up and take active part in the search for an anti-corruption president, otherwise you will be disappointed permanently. It is your civic duty.

      • Better_Person

        The current Nigeria structure is pro-corruption. I think the only way we can beat corruption is to change things…restructure.

  • TOBBY777

    Jonathan said stealing is not corruption but Buhari feels those close to him stealing is not corruption but when you are far from.him stealing now becomes corruption. WITHOUT LOVE, LIFE IS A MISTAKE.

  • thusspokez

    Outspoken Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has dismissed as “false” President Muhammadu Buhari’s claims on a Senate report indicting the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, of corruption.

    This should warrant the start of proceedings to impeach the president. Mr Buhari seems reckless and indifferent to harbouring and lying for crooks in his government even at the expense of risking the survival of his presidency.

    (But as long as Saraki remains senate president , I wouldn’t encourage impeachment proceedings. I am sure that the crook Saraki would love the threat of impeachment if only to use it as bargaining chip to cut deal with the president and get all his court cases dropped.)

  • Ayinde

    Really must commend Senator for his forthrightness and frankness. This sort of boldness comes from someone who has nothing to hide and hence not worried about wolves in sheep’s clothing.
    This tells smooch about the so called “integrity” of our President. A man that takes decision based primarily of the allegiance, believe or ethnic background of the person. Allegations have been made against Magu, yet was represented. Similarly for the Chief of Army Staff- Buratai, SGF and many others including Daura.

    • thusspokez

      Similarly for the Chief of Army Staff- Buratai, SGF and many others including Daura.

      But why have the EFCC, Police and others failing to investigate these crooks independently. After all it is there jobs — which they don’t need invitation to perform.

      I have always argued that (particularly) the EFCC and Nigerian Police are part responsible for the reason corruption continues to flourish in Nigeria. These mediocre, cowardly and corrupt institutions will want you — the Nigerian public — to blame the Jonathan government; the Obasanjo government, etc instead of their own gross mediocrity, incompetence, and cowardice. And as usual, many of you will turn your fire at the past presidents and past government instead of at the EFCC and police.

  • Timothy

    On Sunday I was on this site and saw a report BOLDLY WRITTEN that exonerates the SGF from the contract scandal. I downloaded the PDF copy and read through it and what I saw made a lot of sense. Am surprised that this same Newspaper has removed it and now this comes up. Good a thing I downloaded and the NGO who published it should pls in all honesty re-publish it for all Nigerians to see so that we can put all these selfish cowards that want to pull down this Buhari’s govt to shame so that they can have their way and loot this country dry.

    My only annoyance about Buhari is that he is so calm and nonchalant about his adversaries. They dont care. It is in his govt that people like Fayose, Wike and others will open their mouth and say rubbish. In OBJ’s tenure how many governors were impeached under the PDP govt? How many Senators were removed or even killed for trying to be an opposition? Or is it in the Saint GEJ govt that a Speaker of the House was barred from entering the NASS or was the member forced to test their climbing skills and NO ONE did anything today simply because Mr. Speaker defected to APC. Compare that to the barrage of insults coming from people like this man and Fayose. Because Buhari is a calm, sane man? And gullible Nigerians just sit back and take it in hook line and sinker. Time to activate the likes of Al Mustapha is long over due. Elimination methods is a means of checks and balances in govt policies.

    • Adele Uhuru

      Your Buhari and co are nothing but liars, they used conjectures to get into office and they are still on that page not realizing that Nigeria have seen them for exactly what they really all are……………

      • Timothy

        We have gone past elections time and how the govt came to be. Get over it and move on. Get your facts. It is there and it is glaring…sentiments does not produce a plate of soup

        • Poseidon

          One of those facts my dear Timothy is that your President is yet to achieve just one single thing since he assumed office. Just show me one achievement made since he took over. Is it in corruption? Is it in Health Care? Is it Power? No No No!!! is it security? People like should be hiding for now and not come here to think you are on a forum with Almajiris that can’t think. Just chill until your President achieves one thing, then you can voice out. Thanks.

          • Timothy

            I really dont expect Buhari to perform magic. Those who do stage performance and tricks are from PDP side. We know them. So far he has done a lot and alot means planting and preparing for the day of harvest. You dont ask a farmer who goes to plant what has he done? The results are there glaring only that you dont see it.

        • Adele Uhuru

          Sentiments – you dummy I emphasized a pattern of progression to reinforce my perspective and you speak of sentiments – a monkey will always be a monkey just as a zebra can never change its stripes- now hopefully that “can produce a soup” for you- dummy

          • Timothy

            Well according to you. If it were left to you you would removehim from office. Sadly and deeply my brother you dont count as being significant to make that decision even if you were begged to. So it does not matter. However what matters is the growing need to have his name tarnished by the lovers of corruption. Those who want the status quo to remain so that they feed off Nigerians. You simply wish to take us back how he came into power meaning you are still bitter about it. How does the bitter taste feels like for 2 years running you see him talk, travel and make decisions and yet your hate grows. Does it mean you are jobless? You have nothing else to engage your mind than continuous regret for having Buhari as president. Pls let the hate lie before it kills you. His your president and however you look at it. Unless you move to Togo or Gambia and become a citizen there.

          • Adele Uhuru

            Funny little mind, I am not seating in the apex office- my only interest is to see a logical process that aligns with the legal or prescriptions of the constitution (if applicable). But here none of that was elaborated it seem the intent was biased in his favor …

  • Timothy

    On Sunday I was on this site and saw a report BOLDLY WRITTEN that exonerates the SGF from the contract scandal. I downloaded the PDF copy and read through it and what I saw made a lot of sense. Am surprised that this same Newspaper has removed it and now this comes up. Good a thing I downloaded and the NGO who published it should pls in all honesty re-publish it for all Nigerians to see so that we can put all these selfish cowards that want to pull down this Buhari’s govt to shame so that they can have their way and loot this country dry.

    My only annoyance about Buhari is that he is so calm and nonchalant about his adversaries. They dont care. It is in his govt that people like Fayose, Wike and others will open their mouth and say rubbish. In OBJ’s tenure how many governors were impeached under the PDP govt? How many Senators were removed or even killed for trying to be an opposition? Or is it in the Saint GEJ govt that a Speaker of the House was barred from entering the NASS or was the member forced to test their climbing skills and NO ONE did anything today simply because Mr. Speaker defected to APC. Compare that to the barrage of insults coming from people like this man and Fayose. Because Buhari is a calm, sane man? And gullible Nigerians just sit back and take it in hook line and sinker. Time to activate the likes of Al Mustapha is long over due. Elimination methods is a means of checks and balances in govt policies.

    • Adele Uhuru

      lacking intelligence – an NGO published PDF exonerates the SGF then right how come all these other accused or alleged corrupt person were not exonerated with an NGO PDF publication also?

      • Okay

        The guy Timothy is a paid blogger.Pls ignore.

        • Adele Uhuru

          I know, believe me. But its always good to shed a bit more light to their apparent stupidity

      • Timothy

        Write your report and state how they can be exonerated and see if they wont be….don’t wait for someone to tell you to do it since you love them so much, why no take the initiative to your part as a patriotic Nigerian? The NGO in question has done its part and made it public, not to the presidency nor to the Senate, but to the whole Nigeria to see. What more do you want from them, a glass of milk? Or they should do the same for Dasuki?

        • Adele Uhuru

          You are a moron, i have no affection for any of these maligned persons using the Government as piggy bank- same sentiments applies to your crooked SGF. My narrative is for logical thinking persons and you obviously is not one – when has an NGO been empowered to exonerate person/s accused of misappropriation of state funds and how can 200 Million be used to cut grass- dummy ?!?!?!

          • Timothy

            Its so sad. I thought you were smart. I talked about a report, you never read the report, you have not even taken time to read through and make your own assumptions and yet you claim NO SENTIMENTS? IQ = 0.5. Please search for the report read it. The NGO did not do the report for the presidency neither did it do it for the Senate. They asked for SGF resignation but after their findings they made their findings known in most of the dailies. If you have half the brain of a human being you will look at the report and criticise it, punch holes in it and tell it to my face. But here you are asking me when an NGO been empowered to exonerate. Meanwhile the report by the Senate has not been made public and the said company was of the SGF was not the one that executed the contract. As they claimed. Lets get the Senate report, get the presidency report and also the independent, unbias report of the NGO lets compare and see who is telling us truth. Meanwhile if the Senate were sincere they will publish the details of the said contract and not just it was done by the SGF company. So if you had read the report you will find that it was on a 115 hectare land. Who will clear a 115 Htr for 1 million in Nigeria. Same Senators that refused to buy made in Nigeria cars and went for latest version of exotics cars in this recession.

    • Senator D

      So NGOs now exonerate people charged with corruption? I better float an NGO and start exonerating Olisah Metuh, Col. Dasuki et al… You are so full of mumurity that your recalcitrant stand against the Nigerian Senate is NOT only an affront on the sensibilities of all well meaning Nigerians but to the Constitution from which your Bubu derives his Monarchical Authority… Olodo rabata like you… Certificate forger!

      • Timothy

        It is quite unfortunate am in no mood to trade word with you. But I advise if you are a sane person pls go and read the report published by the NGO. Its not up to the brown-envelope journalist who are in the payroll of politicians to do that in Nigeria we all know how that is done. As we speak even the report has been removed from the Premium Times website. So please we all know how these things work. Fair hearing as regards Dasuki is ongoing because he is due to come to court and give his own side of the story, he was not indicted by the Senate mind you. Here SGF was indicted by the Senate and yet the Senate committee has not deemed it fit to publish their own findings….WHY???

  • Yusuf

    Buhari is such a disgrace, even If only one senator made such allegations on SGF it calls for investigation talkless of a Senate Report whether minority or not. Buhari’s family will live with the disgrace he puts on himself, he is the useless president we ever had

    • Okay

      He’s no more in control.He should resign and go and take care of his health.Gov’t hijacked

    • Poseidon

      He is a complete disgrace and has destroyed every reputation that he ever had. Buhari has been totally exposed for the inept and wicked leader that he is. Posterity will remember him so. We will remember!!!

  • Of course he his not corrupt neither are you, all the corruption allegations are just lies, lark of good drink water, sewage, good road, utilities, school etc are just figment of the general public’s imagination.

  • Lanre

    Let everybody go their separate ways. Enough of the drama of Nigeria. Nothing will come out of this charade.

  • dave jacob

    If the anti-corruption war under PMB fails, Nigeria is dead economically. It seems, like his predecessors, emotions are intervening in the war, or better still, charade, as SACRED COWS are being created to destroy the economy.

  • justin

    The man and his anti corruption crusade is a big joke of the century.

  • Senator D

    The Nigerian Senate is a constituted Authority to supervise the Autocratic tendency of the Executives. If the Presidency thinks it has become a MONARCH in our present Nigerian state then I weep for Nigeria. The Senate, though full of people with odious reputations, should stand firm against the recalcitrant position of the Presidency to undermine the powers of the Nigerian Senate. Buhari keeps undermining every other arm of government including the Judiciary by refusing to confirm the Acting CJN as the substantive CJ of Nigeria. He thinks he is a MONARCH where he is the Alpha and Omega. Well, Buhari should expect surprises in 2017… He may end up losing his life if need be. Go ask Sanni Abacha!

  • Company man

    Nigerians made a mistake in voting for a man about seventy years. At seventy one is confronted with health challenges thus gives room for people around to manipulate you. PMB is a good man but I am sure this is the greatest problem while nothing is working, We hope to manage him till 2019 but NEVER AGAIN WILL a seventy years old man LEAD US AGAIN in this country.

  • Mama Kay

    This Sani man has his own agenda. He will fall on his sword sooner than he expects. I don’t know anything about the SGF, but I know that those who have lost their access to the treasury are definitely looking for anything to cling on to.

    Everyone knows that Buhari is not a thief unlike the kleptomaniacs in the NASS.

    Bring out your evidence, the Boko Haram negotiator.

    • Poseidon

      You are naive to think this way. There is no one that is immune to corruption unless you are one of the Buharideens that never sees anything wrong with the President. You know a man when you give him power.
      Like Appadora said, Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Do not vouch for anybody in this world. I have seen the evidence and it is overwhelming.

      • Mama Kay

        Please show me the evidence that Buhari is corrupt. Please make it public and do not protect him.

        The reason he has so much support from the masses is because we have not seen his amassing of public funds. So if you have seen the evidence, please share this evidence.

        • emmanuel

          Collects FX for foreign trips and Aisha sell at Mallam on the street. clearing corrupt people, treating ear with over N20 million

          • Mufu Ola

            Is your comment above part of your “management expertise”?

        • Poseidon

          We have abused the word “corruption” to mean exclusively the stealing of money. Abuse of office is corruption. Refusal to obey court orders is corruption. As long as there is a truncating/abuse of a process, it is corruption.
          But since you want to hear about money, it will interest you to know that anyone who shields others for looting is by no means corrupt. A man who is not corrupt will be open and transparent in all his dealings. I will also challenge you to dig into the past administration and see how contracts (awardees/contract sum) were published for the world to see. Tell me how many contracts that have been published in this government. Just look at how a 6 Trillion Naira (6,000,000,000,000) budget went down the drain with nothing done as regards infrastructure and you really want me to tell you that Buhari is corrupt? C’mon!!!

        • thusspokez

          Please show me the evidence that Buhari is corrupt.

          Nepotism, cronyism are two forms of corruption.

          The President took the oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, instead, he is preserving, protecting and defending crooks.

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    There you are! Double-faced action is not restricted to ordinary people. Presidency has to come out clean!

  • Senator D

    Illiteracy should NEVER ever be undermined. Yar’Adua would have done better because he had MSc in Chemistry. Infact he was the first MSc Graduate to rule Nigeria. However, his presidency was short-lived. Buhari’s integrity would have saved the day but for his bigotry and ethnic nepotism it has dented his already battered image for his disregard for the rule of law and human rights abuses. He acts like a monarch rather than a democratically elected President!!!!

  • Ibrahim El

    I have a question for Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi.
    Dear Segun, what happened? Why did you change the original title and article of your Thisday Backpage Column from “Shehu Sani to President Buhari” to “Still Guarding the Concrete Slab?” It sad, disappointing and unpatriotic. And indeed a huge shock coming from you. Glad some of where able to read it before you/Thisday Newspapers changed it. Will look for a medium to publish it so fellow Nigerians/Citizens of the World will understand.

    • Ibrahim El

      Even the original webpage still bears the original title