Take charge now, Nigeria, APC are plunging, El-Rufai tells Buhari

El Rufai and Buhari [Photo: Pulse.ng]

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, in a rare memo to Muhammadu Buhari, has told the Nigerian President how bad the nation was faring under his watch, how the president’s policies, actions and in-actions have contributed to the nation’s woes, and what could be done to steer Nigeria back to greatness.

Mr. El-Rufai sent the 30-page memo, published by Sahara Reporters on Thursday, to Mr. Buhari on September 2016.

In the memo, he touched several areas, ranging from the ailing economy, to the dynamics of the nation’s politics, lack of coercion within the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the poor relationship between the president and the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, and other party leaders, including the APC governors.

He said Mr. Buhari was yet to have control over the party structures and blamed the situation partly on the people who were advising the president.

He said many of the party leaders – like Mr. Tinubu, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and Musa Kwankwaso – were feeling aggrieved that they were most often not consulted by the president or by those that the president assigned such duties to.

“This may not be your intention or outlook, but that is how it appears to those that watch from afar,” Mr. El-Rufai said.

“This situation is compounded by the fact that some officials around you seem to believe and may have persuaded you that current APC State Governors must have no say and must also be totally excluded from political consultations, key appointments and decision-making at the federal level.

“These politically-naive ‘advisers’ fail to realise that it is the current and former state governors that may, as members of NEC of the APC, serve as an alternative locus of power to check the excesses of the currently lopsided and perhaps ambivalent NWC.

“Alienating the governors so clearly and deliberately ensures that you have near-zero support of the party structure at both national and state levels.”

Mr. El-Rufai said Mr. Buhari’s closest aides like the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and the president’s Chief of Staff weren’t fit to manage the president’s politics.

“The SGF is not only inexperienced in public service but is lacking in humility, insensitive and rude to virtually most of the party leaders, ministers and governors.

“The Chief of staff is totally clueless about the APC and its internal politics at best as he was neither part of its formation nor a participant in the primaries, campaign and elections.”

The governor also wrote on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s corruption trial and the frosty relationship between Mr. Buhari and the senate.

He told the president that the federal civil servants across the country were so used to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the PDP way of doing things, so much so that their loyalty was to the opposition party, because of the several years of the PDP’s administration in the country.

“Mr. President, there is a perception that our government has been captured by a shadowy public service/PDP cabal such that we have won elections but the country is still run largely by these elements that are hostile to you and to us all.

“There is a strong perception that your inner circle or kitchen cabinet is incapable, unproductive and sectional. The quality and the undue concentration of key appointments to the North-East and exclusion of South-East are mentioned as evidence of this.

There is a perception that your ministers, some of whom are competent and willing to make real contributions, have no clear mandate, instructions and access to you. Ministers are constitutional creations Mr. President and it is an aberration that they are expected to report to the Chief of Staff on policy matters.

“Mr. President, there is an emerging view in the media that you are neither leading the party nor the administration and those neither elected nor accountable appear to be in charge, and therefore the country is adrift.”

Mr. El-Rufai, a well-known political ally of Mr. Buhari, said bluntly in the memo that the APC administration under Mr. Buhari has failed to live up to the expectations of Nigerians who voted the party into power.

“In very blunt terms, Mr. President, our APC administration has not only failed to manage expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘change’ but has failed to deliver even mundane matters of governance outside of our successes in fighting BH insurgency and corruption,” Mr. El-Rufai said, adding that the general feelings among the party supporters today was that the government wasn’t doing well.

On the economic front, Mr. El-Rufai acknowledged that Mr. Buhari inherited a bad situation, but said that the administration, having been in power for more than a year now, could not, therefore, continue to blame the previous administration for the hardship in the country.

“We were elected precisely because Nigerians knew that the previous administration was mismanaging resources and engaged in unprecedented waste and corruption.

“We must, therefore, identify the roots of our enduring economic under-performance as a nation, and present a medium-term national plan and strategy to turn things around.”

Mr. El-Rufai provided the president with detailed and insightful analysis of the nation’s economy and offered suggestions on what could be done to put the nation back on the pathway to prosperity.

For instance, he said that Nigeria was currently producing less electricity than the city of Dubai, and that the power sector reform that was started in 2000, earlier than the reforms in the telecoms sector, was now in serious crisis and nearly at the point of total collapse.

On the state of the transport sector, he told the president, “Inter-state (Federal) roads are generally in a state of disrepair. The national rail system is still the colonial narrow gauge constructed by the British for the extraction of needed raw materials rather than for the encouragement of intra-national trade and connectivity.

“The dual track, standard gauge national railway system initiated by the Obasanjo administration in 2006 has been partly abandoned in favour of piecemeal implementation of sections rather than the integrated programme.

“There is significant potential in the development of inland waterways but there has been no serious effort at seeing the dredging of Rivers Niger and Benue to completion.

“The aviation sector is largely private and mostly insolvent. Virtually all the major airlines are beholden to AMCON, and their services are poor, unreliable and expensive.”

He advised the president to, among other things, appoint for himself a “high profile” economic adviser, as well as set up a two-level economic team – one at a political level to be chaired by the Vice President, and another at a technical level consisting of the heads of key economic agencies “to do the more detailed technical analysis and present options for decision and action”.

Mr. El-Rufai said, “The President must communicate actively and directly with the Nigerian public about his vision – the government’s plans, strategy and roadmap to take the country out of the current, dire economic situation.

“We need a five-year national development strategy and plan urgently.”

The Kaduna state governor said he was inspired to write the memo to the president because of Mr. Buhari’s contribution to his rise in politics and that his political future was tied to the performance of the president.

Mr. El-Rufai described the president as the “only hope” for Nigeria, and urged him to run for re-election in 2019.

“You have to run again in 2019 if your objectives of national restoration, economic progress and social justice are to be attained in the medium and long term.

“You must, therefore, succeed for the good of all of us – individually and collectively, and particularly those of us that have benefitted so clearly from your political ascendance,” Mr. El-Rufai told the president.


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  • Lanre

    Like I said elsewhere, the professional town crier, El-Rufai is at it. I cannot remember the last time Kaduna State had so much bad news like is coming out of there everyday. El-Rufai, sit down and go and govern Kaduna State properly. Stop all these professional letter writing. Leave that to Obasanjo, Soludo, Falana, Utomi, Sanusi Lamido and the many jobless critics that severally abound in Nigeria. We all know you are itching to be President of Nigeria. But govern Kaduna first. And do a good job too.

    • A Aminu

      What part of this letter el-rufai wrote to the president as analyzed by the premium times is not true and forms part of the town crier you make him to be. We should be honest with ourselves and give credit where it is deserving. Nasir has said the true and it is now left to the president to find time to read it, and the digestion will be left to the metabolic system. Truth will digest itself. With respect tell me which part of this letter as analyzed is not true.
      Simply put, the president has so far failed the nation, and we who voted him are short of words to defend him. It is half time, not for the traditional 10 minute rest we know in football, but adjustments just like nadir el-rufai has suggested.
      Nasir as every Nigerian has the right to aspire to be president, and in my opinion, he is doing pretty well in governing Kaduna. Go and see the physical development there.

      • Neu

        I think Lanre is also professionally advicing El rufai! Read his comments very well and also digest it well, then you will see and i know you behold the truth to yourself that after El rufai has fixed road and all that, but there is amongs others no PEACE among his citizens whether you will term it Northern/southern Kaduna or Muslims /christians in kaduna.
        Thanks for that his piece to the president, but he should also be correct to allow only the interest of Nigeria and nigerians to be the motivation for his kind advice and not what will sustain him and APC in power in the future.


        • FIDELIS


          WAEC school cert failures like Olusegun Obasanjo should be mai-guard in a sensible country –
          not head of state, for God’s sake. But because moronic Nigerians allowed Obasanjo who was
          failing all his subjects and repeating classes at Baptist secondary School in Abeokuta, to rule
          the country for 11 years, Nigerians have forfeited a right to complain that their country has been sinking out of the world map ever since. Those Nigerians call leaders include drugs-running-plea-bargained criminal, like Bola Tinubu (according to United States court records; and include lies-telling half-illiterates like Muhamadu Buhari who does not have and therefore cannot show a Wasc/Gce certificate till today. Such a country of acquiescent retards, as its populace, can never
          progress on the fatal choices Nigerians made for themselves, by shunning men of knowledge,
          and instead waving for louts, criminals and illiterates to always rule the country.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Neu has corrected you well.

  • Lala Hansy

    This is the best a friend and lover of balanced Nigeria could do for a father and mentor for his success in governance. For once, I salute your courage mr. El Rufai

    • aisha ani

      He that has ears let him hear, unless that is the part that is defective.

  • Netanyahu

    This particular el Rufai must be a hater, wailer, Biafran, Ibo, loser of election etc. This cannot be el Rufai of the hailers, a member of apc that calls red black. Truth, they say is bitter. Buhari’s wife expressed her observations and frustration in the BBC interview, yoruba hailers ignored her, called her names. Of course el Rufai will be ignored or branded a Biafran. Two weeks ago SR reported how the cabals holding buhari hostage were doing everything possible to force him back to Nigeria so they can take charge again and undermine the giant strides Osibanjo was making, and behold buhari was rushed back to announce he would be going back on his medical vacation. Ka Chineke mezie okwu.

    • Otile

      The devil is a lair, the world has seen that El-Rufai is wiser than Imam Buhari.

  • Ubaida Usman Aliyu

    This is what is called constructive critics…i salute ur courage El-rufai…i wish you take-over come 2023

  • Sarah

    Buhari is even weaker than he was before taking ill and will be returning to his doctors soon. He his therefore not in any position to tackle any of the issues raised in this memo.
    The best way forward is for him to sufficiently empower VP Osinbajo. At the same time, he needs to sack his kitchen cabinet who are now emboldened enough to scuttle even the president’s own nominee to head EFCC.

    • Otile

      What do you mean by sufficiently empowering VP Osibande, why can’t Imam resign totally so that we have a fresh election where the people will choose their leaders? Are you happy with the mago-mago crimu-crimu they did in choosing Buhari/Osibande?

  • Sam

    President Buhari has failed to succeed.

    And he orchestrated his own failure by putting useless people in useful positions.

  • A Aminu

    Like him or hate him, Nasir el-rufai has said the truth. Bare truth to the president, just like a father will tell the son, the home truth. This time around, the son is telling the father the truth. I only hope the president will find time to read it, and once he the time to read, I am left with no doubts, it will be digested.
    I am one of those people who believe truth is sweet, as opposed to those who think truth is bitter. No. Truth is sweet. Sweeter than honey but only to objective and pessimistic people which I am. I have always respected and admired Nasir el-rufai, for his niche to tell the truth. This is not minding what former president Obasanjo has said about Nasir El-rufai.
    Nasir did not only criticize the president and his policy and politics, he also offered solutions, which we need not go into depth of analyzing. I only wish the president has time to read this piece.

    • Fairgame

      To the dumb El Rufai is speaking but to the politically aware El Rufai is hitting out at Buhari at buhari’s weakest moment so that he El Rufai will appear the strong one and so positioned in his deluded mind and in the mind of the gullible to run in 2019. God will never allow the evil El Rufai smell the street of Aso rock.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Only to the dumb.

  • Moyo


  • Mamman Bako

    This reads like an election manifesto. Time will tell.

  • www.electionoffenders.ng

    In an organization, when you have to write such a scathing report on the performance of your boss, if the report gets to the attention Board of Directors of that organisation, its virtually 100% certian that the boss will be fired. We come from corporate background so we know exactly how this works.

    Anyone who loves Nigeria would have written exact same report about President Buhari. Its a very accurate report.

    Right from day one, President Buhari lost the plot. He lost the message, he lost the tone and feel of his mission.

    As someone who believed so much in President Buhari and prayed he would really heal and prosper the country, I’m PAINED by his total lack of grasp of the task at hand.

    Make no mistake about it, President Buhari is an exceptional and great man. He means well for Nigeria but its obvious he lacks capacity.

    Zeal, enthusiasm and passion without having the ability/capacity is like running fast and not leaving same spot. This is exactly where Nigeria is.

    I dont expect President Buhari to change Nigeria over night but i judge tomorrow by today. His performance so far doesn’t lead me to have confidence in his administration’s ability to deliver anything spectacular in the 2 years his administration has left..

    That President Buhari is head and shoulders above and better than other alternative leaders to chose from is not the issue.

    The issue is that this man can do better BUT HE IS NOT!!!!

    President Buhari’s performance will lead us back into the hands of the same politicians we rejected in the last elections.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Will lead you back. And insecurity of bokoharam will take over again. And maybe destroy the whole country. This when people will know that terrorism at neighbour will actually come and destroy them also. And they will know that “NO SECURITY, NO SINGLE HOPE”

  • clairvoyance

    Great advice he who as ears let him or she hear so says the holy book.

  • The Elder


    What President Buhari can do

    What Buhari
    must do now is to issue a letter of appointment to Aremu of Otta, Olusegun
    Obasanjo, appointing him as chief spokesman, on usual salary scale of public
    service. Aremu of Otta is the only one who said Buhari has not dis-appointed
    him. The rest of the country hissed at both him and Buhari as empty-headed
    failures in governance. It is now time for birds of the same feather to flock
    together. Let Buhari appoint Obasanjo as chief spokesman in the villa to allow
    Obasanjo the space to enforce nationwide darkness on all Nigerians as something
    normal – and even a sign of success of the Buhari government.

    And let
    Obasanjo have the official latitude to open his mouth as wide as possible to
    defend three consecutive quarters of ongoing economic recession under Buhari –
    marked by 18% inflation and 62% currency devaluation amid mass killings by Boko
    Haram – as the meaning of progress and development rolled into one.

    • The Elder

      …………….(2) What President Buhari can do

      Appoint Obasanjo as official spokesman to enable Obasanjo come and defend 35%
      un-employment figure under Buhari as pass mark. Let him come and defend still unpaid
      salaries of six months to public servants as the pinnacle of good governance. Afterall,
      when someone describes himself as an international spokesman despite that all notable
      incumbent leaders of the international community today royally boycotted his last 80th
      birthday, such that he braced only for two long retired African civil servants at international
      organizations to attend it, just to make it appear that he’s actually less scorned in the world
      than it seems for for being crude, local, uncouth and vacuous, the next job for such a dunce
      should be appointed as Chief Press Secretary to President Buhari, immediately.

    • ::????????

      IF AREMU

  • paul irumundomon

    Do anyone need anyone else to remind him or her the bad situation APC has turned Nigeria into today. It is inconsequential to talk about the situations any longer. The grave yards can feel the heat, how bad it has gotten. This is what we all deserve and we should all enjoy it. The governor of kaduna, should face his man made headache, by protecting the religious minority in kaduna, from slaughter, in the hands of herdsmen from mali and other countries, who have been armed with ak47, by Nigeria cabals in apc uniforms. Buhari is a nigerian, no one need to tell him, nigeria has change as we know it, let no one pretend, just because they want to be in front of newspapers.

  • JP

    El Rufai cannot be trusted. Reasons: This letter was written in September. 2016 when the state of health of PMB was not well known to Nigerians and the letter was a “CLOSE LETTER” to PMB. Today it is almost certain that because of PMB age and health may not likely want to re-contest in 2019, my smart friend El-rufai through Sowore of Sarakireporters or Suleimanreporters (SR) make his memo of September. 2016 an OPEN LETTER to PMB for Nigerians to see him as a honesty man who is with the masses so as to increase his chances of contesting presidential election A short man by all standards always think they are smarter.

  • Ade_O

    I salute the courage of El-Rufai in writing this letter. It is also gratifying that, at least, ‘one of them’ sees clearly what is going on. We can only hope that the President is listening.

    • emmanuel

      Let El-Rufai bring out all the stolen monies, Nigeria politicians will help him squander them, but nothing for him.
      An El-Rufai as President will pay Afghanistan Talibans and ISIS to come finish Nigeria.

      • Ade_O

        Thanks for your response.

  • Frank Bassey

    Well spoken. Someone should also write el-Rufai and tell him he is losing control of Kaduna State he is governing. The mass killings that have been going on there since he was inaugurated cannot be described as signs of good governance. The Southern Kaduna pogrom of last Christmas eve under his watch and during a 24-hour curfew he instituted, are signs of failed governance, too.

    • Peter_Edo

      the killinsg is southern kaduna were and have been over hyped. dont get me wrong, people have been killed and there is a crisis, but the news is bigger than the acts…

  • benjiallison

    No one word about their Jihadist agenda and the use of present and former Boko Haram soldiers, otherwise called Fulani herdsmen to terrorize the land, appropriate and aggrandize territories, and humiliate and intimidate host communities through the use rape, mass killings, mayhem, all backed by the Chief of Staff’s army. He is positioning himself as a spare tire to continue their very evil agenda should his principal be stopped by God.

    • Otile

      Allah no go gree.

    • okenwa

      A new wailer is born in el-rufai. Wailers are watching.

  • Peter_Edo

    Truth!!! Hope our Baba hears and acts…


      This is a fraudulent document from El Rufai!

      He is a pretender. How come he doesn’t mention a word about the Shiite Massacre?

      This guy is not as smart as he portrays. El Rufai probably wrote a letter to Buhari then, but he is presenting a swapped copy here for our perusal. I’m willing to bet that the original letter presented to Buhari contained how to kill Christians, how to deal with Igbos and Yorubas, how to advance Armed foreign Herdsmen, how to make Fulanis supremacists, how to stop Atiku, and Senator Shehu of Kaduna, and so on…


    • Otile

      Have you not heard that has become deaf, where were you when he flew to Landan to get healing of the ear last year?

      • Powerlessconscious

        That was how you said buhari is dead, writing all over the social media. Your new statement now is DEAF.
        This is satirical on your path. I pity for the generation that want to learn any knowledge from you.

  • Analyst

    El-Rufai is seeing the handwriting on the wall: Buhari will soon pass away. The earlier I pitch my tent with Tinibu and let Atiku knows I have nothing against him the better. The earlier I let everyone knows that I am not part of Buhari’s trusted advisers the better. The man is fighting for his future political carrier. Now you want Osinbajo to head economic team – are you saying Buhari has nothing to render?

  • emmanuel

    El-Rufai is an undertaker like Lamido Sanusi. They stiffled Buhari’s government by placing Osinbade and co in the cooler, ensured Buhari appointed only his tribesmen to run the Government. Laced Miodicre brain Fashola with three Ministries, got him distracted with IMN and Southern Kaduna wars, ;ike they all did Jonathan-in with Boko Haram so that his government would fail.
    Now it it is close to the real thing 2019 where El-Rufai and co want to fly their own flag, so it is wise to be seen as a forthright man in APC advising Buhari to seat up.
    We saw Sanusi do that to Jonathan, so we are not impressed by his rhetorics.
    If he is a good man, how did he become known as the de-facto Vice President to Buhari when Osinbade is in office.
    El-Rufai’s Presidential bid is dead on arrival, if he likes he sould leak his letter like Sanusi to the spirits!

  • Tommy Soto

    Hmmm, the letter is six months old. I wonder if Gov. El-Rufai made good use of those Paris Club/London Club funds released to his state this past December, and what are his plans for the next batch of money soon to be allocated?

    Will he invest it wisely, or will he be penning another letter?

    • joe

      Surely, part of the money will be sent to Mali, Sudan and Cameroon to appease Fulani herdsmen because a Fulani governor is on the throne!

      • Tommy Soto

        Actually part of the money is going back to Europe …..

        news update

        The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has returned back to school

        – El-Rufai has commenced receiving lectures as a part-time PhD student of philosophy in governance and policy analysis

        – He is currently a student at the United Nations University-Merit, Netherlands

        The Kaduna state governor, Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, has commenced receiving lectures as a part-time PhD student of philosophy in governance and policy analysis at the United Nations University-Merit, Netherlands.

  • joe

    Anti-Christ elrufai is at it again. He cannot be trusted!.

    • Otile

      You cannot trust the cabal either.

  • realist

    Incompetent of the highest order is what El rufai has exposed. Imagine ministers reporting to the chief of staff, too bad. Our president just want to carry the tittle without being responsible for anything. Forgotten that it is not title that honor men, but men that honor titles. Mr president need to honor his title, plan his work and work his plan in order to be successful.

    • There was a Dictator

      You are correct. El-Rufai sounds very incompetent and hypocritical. On one hand he wants a lean government, on the other hand he is calling for establishment of two seperate economic managment teams just because he is afraid to tell say the obvious, namely that the current economic mangement team under the vice president has failed.

  • duwdu

    This expose is a dose of reality. I’m my subconscious then once I made up my mind to vote during the 2015 general elections, I had thought: What if the firmness with government policies during the Buhari/Idiagbon military regime, was actually due more to Idiagbon’s famed no-nonsense approach to governance rather than Buhari being the official Head of State?

    Fast forward to the current situation…

    What is more saddening, currently, is that the President appears to have turned a deaf ear to El-Rufai’s well-reasoned advise for all of six months already! I’m beginning to feel that President Buhari – outside the twin issues of security and the fight against corruption – is, for all intent and purposes, actually politically spineless. This is much like the serious lack of political spine as so sadly displayed at every turn by Mr. Odigie-Oyegun, the chairman of the party Buhari was elected to represent.

    Will the President be ever capable of gathering the political will to act on El-Rufai’s advice? I currently doubt that in my conscience, to be quite honest. And that’s my dilemma, because, if not Buhari, who else can one currently see capable fixing Nigeria AND having the chance to actually get elected as President as long as Buhari is in contention? Who?


    • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

      Bros even those two areas of security and Boko Haram, Buhari have scored below average. What do you call security when armed robbery cases have escalated, Boko Haram was only defeated on the pages of propaganda while more citizens and security agents have lost their lives within the last 24months.are we talking about the brutal killing of citizens another murderous band called Fulani herdsmen, kidnappers etc.
      Just last week more than 100 citizens died untimely under buharis watch at ife.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Who has scored better than him in history?

    • Uko Francis

      A lot of Nigerians, even older ones, failed to see it just the way you did. Buhari had never ever been someone with the capacity to steer any state of leadership aright. He loves power but not responsibility. As a Federal Minister of Petroleum in 1978, $2.8b oil money got missing. As a Head of State, Idiagbon was known to be the man behind the touted discipline. As a chairman of PTF, N25b was not accounted for. He brought his brother-in law, Alhaji Saharijo, to rape PTF. In all these, he claimed innocent. If he had any atom of natural smartness in him, it would not have been out of place for him to get smart and intelligent people to run an effective government for him to the benefit of all, but the daftness and ethno-religious bigotry in him is so overwhelming and any sane human is seeing the result. It is so sad! Now his clannish bigots are running naked for all to see.

      • Powerlessconscious

        You guys can lie. Because you think presidency is LABOURING JOB without assistant. Bad education. Then why VP and ministers? Why governors? Why SENATE? HOUSE OF REP? Why ministries? You guy can decide not see these nor the achievement so far and those ones coming.

  • blueeyedkitten

    we’re not losing focus…ride on pmb.

  • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

    When a nation finds herself in the Webb where Buhari put Nigerian nation, you can expect anything as a norm.
    If Nigeria is designed with any meaningful progress in mind, what would Nigerian nation be doing with the likes of pampers wearing old mental dwarfs like liar Mohammed , etc. where on earth have any nation made progress in development by subscribing to the leadership of mental dwarfs, mind imbeciles, shameless liars and hollow hearted hypocrites which Buhari have been parading as his change agents .
    Is it any wonder that within 23 months of the axis of evil leadership of Nigeria, Nigeria have fallen into a ditch. Only men and women whose souls and consciences have been permanently overwhelmed and depraved shall look at buharis tumbling and fumbling vindictive clannish malicious bigoted government and still be hoping against hope.
    I have written much more against this Buhari plaque of a government than even Elrufai but those who have chosen to permanently deny themselves will always find excuses for the pain of Nigerians.
    If you remove propaganda, lies, falsehood peddling, ethnic and religious bigoted support from this fumbling and tumbling government, Nigerians would have started stoning these deceivers on the streets.
    This is the worst thing that can ever happen to any nation in terms of leadership. If Buhari have any integrity as an old grandpa, he should respectfully resign and save Nigeria from further pain, sorrow, hunger, despondency, uncertainty, anguish and death.
    May God deliver Nigeria from this leadership disaster

    • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

      Save this nation oh Lord.

  • Abdul

    The electricity situation in Abuja is terrible. This govt is getting confused like the one before it. Shame that I voted for mediocres and inexperience elements.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Who would you have voted for? Is electricity the only problem?

    • Akatikpo

      Na wa bros. I thought they said their problem was lack of gas due to vandalism and insurgency in Niger Delta. Niger Delta Has been calm for sometime. The militants have sheathed their swords. So what excuse do they have not to give us light 24/7?

  • Gary

    The message might be very well-intentioned when it was written but leaking it to the media now is the worst form of political treachery by El-Rufai against President Buhari. He called the man his mentor only to now throw him under the bus when Buhari is ailing in order to position himself for succession. The same people feigning public joy at the President’s return from London are now treating him as a political lame-duck and distancing themselves from his acts and omissions that they had openly supported at the start of the administration.
    Was El-Rufai not party to the staffing of the kitchen and main cabinet with incompetent old folks chosen mainly by religion and ethnicity?
    Did he oppose the extreme crackdown on the Shiites and covert support for armed Fulani militias?
    Was he for or against the sidelining of Yemi Osinbajo at the start of the administration? So what was the purpose of writing and then leaking this letter to the mentor with whom he had direct access?
    Folks, can you see how diabolical El-Rufai is?

    So let’s talk about how Rufai had handled the governments of Kaduna State. The state currently holds the national record for sectarian killings and ethnic genocide in Nigeria. Rufai admitted that he criminally paid off foreign Fulani herdsmen to stop the killings in Southern Kaduna. To no avail as the killings only intensified.

    Now, wait for this: El-Rufai is pursuing a doctorate program at the UN University in Maastricht, Holland whilst still Governor of Kaduna! The state with the most serious security challenges in the country. Yet he indicts the incompetence and impunity by Buhari and his inner circle.

    If this is how Mr. El-Rufai shows loyalty, then we can call Judas Iscariot a misunderstood saint.

  • Deansmart

    PMB has good intentions but the political will is zero even he cannot manage the presidency proper not to talk of the whole nation, the only one thing he knows how to do better is about to be rubbished due to his inactive (fight against corruption )magu was badly Injured at the senat yesterday cos of PMB lack of political strength

    • Powerlessconscious

      The political will that put army back to champion or the one that reduce corruption. Or the one one that discourage importation or the one encourage building of local industry, diversification of economy, saving for future, good international relation etc. Which political will are you talking about?
      Mind you, elrufai rubbish letter was dated September 2016, a lot of progress has been achieved by now. God bless baba.

  • George

    Die Die Die El rufai must die.

    Asking the yeye Buhari to run again is a sin against humanity. El rufai die now in Jesus Name, Amen

  • Senator D

    All Politicians SHOULD be put on minimum wage same the civil servants in the ministry of education in Osun state and you will see how fast things will change!

  • Musa M. Dantsoho

    Sensible Nigerians have since learnt to live with fake news through fake websites. This trash flourishes only among the misled political jobbers living on the crumbs from their masters tables.

    • ojays

      Not fake my dear, the earlier you start reasoning well the better for you and Nigeria. If PMB continue this way APC will lose to a disorganized PDP. PMB is not in control, see the way Magu was disgraced by write up from the presidency, where was pmb when sch was written and sent out?

      • Musa M. Dantsoho

        Your reasoning could be the faulty one. The so-called 30 pages letter was allegedly said to have been written in September, 2016. I can’t remember having read publication on the topic throughout last year. Mr.better reasoning, you may help me with the link.

        • Otile

          Can’t you understand that it was not published until now? What the Governor did to Imam is – See, I told you so.

          • ojays

            Thanks for enlightening Musa.

        • ojays

          We are not fighting now. The letter was said to be leaked according to the PT story. But it was actually sent to PMB last year.

          • Powerlessconscious

            Last year and now, a lot of progress has been achieved. So the letter is of no use to today’s situation.

          • Musa M. Dantsoho

            “The letter was said to be leaked” “But it was actually sent to PMB last year” In this respect, the only way to save the contradiction is just by mentioning the source. That is investigative journalism is all about.

  • ojays

    Seems good advice, but a lost dog will not listen to the hunter’s whistle. Even if PMB wants to do anything now he has no physical ability and me….l capacity due to sickness and politico-religious consideration. He failed to distinguish between religion and govt and he loves NE than himself talk less of Nigeria.
    His methods are archaic and he refused or lacks capability to learn new things.
    El- Rufai may have an agenda but he is on piont.

    • Otile

      Buhari failed to do good with his physical ability until God removed it from him. Now that he is weak the cabal will feast on Nigerians and foist their will on the people. But God will save us from the ungodly.

  • Harry Haruna

    El-rufai the smart guy

  • Jacobus James

    PMB is ignorant, deaf, dumb and hands off ……he was so even when he had Idiagbon who did much of the work. And now, add to that, he is sick. A deadwood. I wonder if he even read El-Rufai’s memo or did he get Abba Kyari to read it to him? Talk of effective governance.

  • MaskedPhantom

    Et tu Nasiru?

  • Wole Babayeju

    This is a permission to land piece, this piece is not to advise buhari, we all know that buhari is on his way out o ne way or the other, the midget from kaduna is positioning himself to succeed the president

  • Powerlessconscious

    The letter was wrote September 2016. The letter is of no use again. A lot of progress has been achieved. God bless baba.

    • stanejike

      To be frank with you, things have worsened since then. It’s going from bad to worse…..

      • Powerlessconscious

        For biafraud and PDP apologist. Patriotic Nigerians saw the progress.

        • djong22

          You are insane for you to allow sentiments to becloud your sense of reasoning. You can say whatever but note that sooner or later Biafra must be a sovereign nation… Formally, you were one of those that said they were internet freedom fighters.. Today, it has become an issue you can not do without it. Self determination is my sacred right

          • Powerlessconscious

            You are more insane. Who wish the president death? Who propagate fake death of the president?. I don’t want to say you are MAD but you must have known that already. Now, get off.

          • djong22

            I don’t talk to idiots like you… In your inner mind, the conspiracy theory perpetrated by your leeching tribe that have nothing but want to remain relevant has not been validated. Still waiting for the day so that the midget VP will take over. Soon, you will know the difference without Biafrans in that contraption. Fani Koyode sounded the warnings then but you tribalism people want to be more relevant allowing a sick person to be president thinking other will happen.. Wanna be president by proxy

          • Powerlessconscious

            Get off. You must be ashamed that the president is alive. Very rubbish set of people whose souls have tied to HELL. biafraud. Everything is fraudulent.

          • djong22

            Biafra is here.. Kiss the nearest transformer and soon, you parasites will be on your feet

  • AmaraMr ikwuegbu

    el rufai blind do not lead blind ,you are blind when your state record highest insecurity in current regime, you are blind when you paid fulani killers to stop killing christians in your state, you are blind when you admit that your ancestors survived by revenge and fulani youths will continue in this part instead of urging them to join modern education to survived in every community they reside ,infact you lack credibility to write this letter