SHOCKING: Buhari administration recalls wanted ex-pension boss sacked for alleged corruption

Abdulrasheed Maina
Former Chairman of defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina[Photo Credit: Buzz Nigeria]

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has secretly reinstated fugitive former chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service.

Multiple sources confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Maina, who is wanted by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, was secretly recalled and promoted to the position of director in charge of Human Resources in the Ministry of Interior.

Before his appointment to chair the pension task force, Mr. Maina was an assistant director in the ministry.

The news of the reinstatement first filtered through a congratulatory message for Mr. Maina by a group called League of Civil Society Organisations which commended the federal government for the reinstatement.

Mr. Maina was in 2013 dismissed by the Federal Civil Service Commission following a recommendation by the Office of the Head of Service.

A retired director in the Office of the Head of Service familiar with the matter said recalling Mr. Maina was an affront on the rule of law.

“He should not have been reinstated. Doesn’t Mr. Maina have a case in court? The rules provide for action to be taken only after the courts have dispensed of the case fully,” he said.

THE PENSION FRAUD
Trouble started in 2012 when Mr. Maina was accused of leading a massive pension fraud scheme amounting to more than N100 billion. Mr. Maina, was drafted by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2010 to sanitize a corrupt pension system.

Based on the allegation of corruption, Mr. Maina was invited by the Senate Joint Committee on Public Service and Establishment and State and Local Government Administration.

The Senate after completion of its investigation issued a Warrant of Arrest against Mr. Maina.

Ignoring the panel, Mr. Maina went ahead to sue the Senate and the then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, and thereafter went into hiding after being declared wanted by the police.

Consequent upon this, Mr. Maina was dismissed by the Head of Service for allegedly absconding from duty and attempting to evade arrest and charged to court.

He was on July 21, 2015 charged by the EFCC alongside Stephen Oronsaye and two others before a Federal High Court on a 24-count charge bordering on procurement fraud and obtaining by false pretence.

While Mr. Oronsaye and the two other accused were in court and pleaded not guilty to the charge, Mr. Maina was at large.

Mr. Maina is said to have spent these past years in the United Arab Emirates, from where he kept lobbying to win pleasure of the Buhari administration.

MAINA RESURFACES
Since absconding, nothing was heard of Mr. Maina until shortly after the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 when members of his defunct Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms offered to work with the then incoming administration.

The team, which addressed a press conference in Abuja, said its work would be easier under Mr. Buhari, known for his anti-corruption stand.

A member of the team, Ngozika Ihuoma, said one of the achievements of President Jonathan was the creation of the pension task reform body in June 2010 under the leadership of Mr. Maina.

Two years after, it appears the prayer of the team has been answered by the current administration.

Mr. Maina’s reinstatement was shrouded in secrecy and was handled “at the highest level” according to an informed source.

The reinstatement was not announced by the presidency or any federal government agency.

Earlier this year, Mr. Maina’s campaign posters surfaced on the social media, touting him as gubernatorial aspirant for Borno state, without indicating political party platform.

MALAMI, DAMBAZAU FINGERED

A source knowledgeable about the deal that brought the controversial civil servant back, said Mr. Maina pulled the strings through the duo of the Justice and Interior ministers, who are described as Mr. Maina’s acquaintances.

Mr. Maina is said to have used many emissaries to the two ministers, while he was ensconced in his hiding place in Dubai.

Interior minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau, did not answer repeated calls to his phone seeking to clarify the information.

The spokesperson of Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice, Salihu Othman, however said he was unaware of his boss’s role in the deal.

EFCC SHOCKED, SAYS HE’S A FUGITIVE

However, a top official of the EFCC said Mr. Maina is still wanted by the commission in relation to the pension scam for which he was arraigned in absentia.

“We are still looking for him. He is a wanted man. He ought to be arraigned with Oronsaye and the rest but he disappeared,” said the official, who pleaded anonymity.

He said the commission will immediately revisit the case as it continues search for the embattled civil servant.

President Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said he was unaware of Mr. Maina’s reinstatement.


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  • Darlington

    Thank you Buhari for fighting corruption or allowing corruption to drown your government.

    • AntiCorruption Concert (A.C.C)

      @disqus_Ogpo3s4qzW:disqus;

      Muhamadu Buhari is the worst president
      Nigeria has ever had; the least educated, the most dishonest, the most crooked,
      the worst mentally lazy, the most bereft, the most denuded of thought-process,
      and, the most inarticulate stammering Islamist bigot ever to enter the presidential villa,
      flying the Fulani tribe flag.

  • olowoyojoel

    Government of the Fulani for the Fulani. They belong to the untouchables. But there’s God

  • Sam

    Not going to comment yet , PT has been firing empty for some time now, so I will give a while…

  • Hogg

    @Olowoyojoel

    The Buhari government has now arrived at the zenith of corruption
    and must be called out as the most corrupt government Nigeria
    has ever had. The Buhari government has no respect for any
    law and has no respect for any court. Buhari is a misfit in a
    democracy because he is crude and uncouth besides his
    being a Hausa-FULANI tribalist who readily tramples on
    the laws of Nigeria once a Muslim Hausa/Fulani folks
    are caught for stealing and corruption.-

    • Ade

      I share your concern but let us wait and hope the news is fake

  • victoria

    We are watching and we shall see what Buari will do in this case. Thank you premium times and EFCC don’t let this case die down.

    • Bassey Frank

      What Buhari will do is what he did in the case of Babachir Lawal and Ayodele Oke.

  • 0tile

    The corrupt Fulani official will be shouting to his wives zo mana utangirma Allahu, and to Mohamed Buhari rank ya dede mun gode Allahu. Imam is fighting corruption indeed.

  • Man_Enough

    i just hope this is not true. the case is still fresh in my memory.

  • www.electionoffenders.ng

    Even for its unbelievable level of incompetence this will be a new low for this administration.

    This news cant be correct. This administration cant be this depraved. i refuse to accept this. For now.,

    lets give it a day or two to get an alternative view on this.

  • Ifeanyi

    Comedy show..lol

  • Agba

    Those who call Nigeria a ZOO.are they right or not?efcc is part of problem in Nigeria,a wanted person,Buhari govt is a failure

  • Hogg

    @olowoyojoel:disqus

    The Buhari government has now arrived at the zenith of corruption
    and must be called out as the most corrupt government Nigeria
    has ever had. The Buhari government has no respect for any
    law and has no respect for any court. Buhari is a misfit in a
    democracy because he is crude and uncouth besides his
    being a Hausa-FULANI tribalist who readily tramples on
    the laws of Nigeria once the Muslim Hausa/Fulani folks
    are caught for stealing and corruption.

  • Bright Henry

    I no believe. Let us wait and hear the Federal government side of the story.

    • Bassey Frank

      The way you heard about Babachir Lawal and Ayodele Oke?

  • eshe_70@yahoo.com

    Only in Nigeria. What a country. Thought Buhari came to fight corruption but seem to be embracing it. Please lay off Patience Jonathan, Dieziani & Dasuki… selective fight against corruption is corruption itself

    • Epsilon_Delta

      “Kwaruption is fighting back!”

    • AryLoyds

      I have always said that Buhari is a criminal him self

  • PolyGon2013

    I do not believe the story. Hopefully, the Presidency would respond to this. Fake news. However, if this were to be true, this would end my support for PMB.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Get ready to end your support.

    • Intrepid

      Born again WAILER.

  • wasborn Tseki

    Recently, the head of the Economic N Financial Crimes Commission confessed that there are corrupt offcers within the commission who compromised the system. I hv no inside knowledge of the commission we are experiencing compromise in case given 2 PH EFCC

  • wasborn Tseki

    Do you think that Nigerian government and its executives are really interested in fighting corruption. NO, they only do some to slow down the Western critics.

  • Bassey Frank

    For those expressing surprise at this development, you must be living in the moon. Is it not clear that we over-rated Buhari’s integrity and under-assessed his incompetence.
    Let’s see what Ibrahim Magu, EFCC chair; Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina – PMB’s spokespersons will tell Nigerians. Of course, the story is fabricated by those who lost the 2015 elections. Buhari cannot pretend he is not aware of all these — while harassing PDP members and critics accused of being corrupt. NEMESIS is at work.

  • Sanssouci

    Is this a joke?

  • MamaHannatu

    Unbelievable!

  • dami

    Obviously this is a half story by PT….PT pls publish the full story with full facts!!

  • Al

    It is now I believe journalists are the opposition party, PT news are becoming piece of rubbish. This news is fake

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      No it is not, rather you are not willing to accept reality due to tribal reasons. THIS REGIME IS BOTH CORRUPT AND BLOOD-THIRSTY.

    • Emeka

      Very fake indeed! I’m beginning to dislike this news establishment, they manufacture nonexistent news every minute, just to seek attention or pull traffic…

    • Sab

      But what if it eventually turns out to be true that the man has been reinstated, who between you and PT would have lied?

      • Al

        It is only if you have corrupted mind against buhari you wil believe this kind of story tale

    • Arabakpura

      Poverty and hardship do not know tribes; make sure you fight for yourself and not blindly support the government of the day! Except of course your name is Maina! Let’s wait for full investigation because so many things have been possible in this regime!

    • Facts & Figures

      @al6000:disqus

      What Muhamadu Buhari has achieved so far…

      There are now 28 million un-employed youths inside Nigeria today, a staggering figure
      equal to the entire population of Ghana; a neighbouring West African country –
      according to a latest official bulletin issued by the federal Nigerian Bureau of
      Statistics. The horrific jobless figure in Nigeria today is over half the whole
      population of Nigeria at independence on October 1st, 1960 and equal
      to all the human beings living in Ghana today.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The man is Hausa-Fulani so he is covered by the federal might by virtue of his genes.

  • Naka God.

    Corruption fights back.

  • musa aliero

    Buhari administration is becoming unbelievably corrupt by the day! Well they have covered up for ameachi and fasholas corruption, followed by babachir and oke! Followed by airport and Lagos warehouse money. Followed by $25billion NNPC scam, and now this. Theriz God ooo!

  • Arabakpura

    The press should stop asking Femi Adesina about anything; he appears to know nothing but tricks!

  • Ade

    I hope this news is fake but if not, this has totally demystified Buhari, EFCC had better close down and stop any further investigation or prosecution of any financial criminal. And in this instance, silence from the presidency over this news would only confirm its veracity

    • F.O. AGHALI

      @Ade

      PREMIUM TIMES has never published fake news before. Why are you saying you hope this investigated report is fake? Why? Is it because this news shows the people the first class corruption of MUHAMADU BUHARI? You people must get serious.

      Buhari is a very corrupt man from day one when he had no clear answer to something as simple as WAEC /GCE certificate which he cannot show till today.

      Buhari and my father are the same age. I can flog my father if he should do what Buhari did to disgrace the family. What sort of integrity is that? Just telling lies all over the place as president of a country like a child without home training.

      To me the time has come to remove MUHAMADU BUHARI FROM OFFICE for gross misconduct under the 1999 Constitution for his series of lies and corruption, before he destroys Nigeria with his ignorance of primary six certificate.

      It is up to the Senate to set the ball rolling and get rid of this useless man. Muhamadu Buhari is a bad example to young people who want to lead a ttuly honest life. Buhari is too crooked for comfort.

      • Luke O.

        @George_USA:disqus

        Who will save Nigeria? This is the thing worrying me now. Do we need J.J Rawlings
        to come and clear this mess? People are now thinking so. Buhari is a fake person.
        No honesty, no truth, no knowledge, no good thinking, no fairness, no gumption.

        Bola Tinubu and General Obasanjo lied to the people that this ignorant Buhari
        can do wonders. Well, the only wonders Buhari did is to push Nigeria into the
        serious economic recession that’s unprecedented in the history of Nigeria.
        Today there are 28 million unemployed youths in Nigeria. That’s wonders!

        • Ade

          if you had read the Premium Times of January 24, 2017 where its January 15th story on an alleged Instagram comment by one daughter of the Oyo State governor (Abiola Ajimobi) was pulled from its website and apologises offered, I guess you would have been cautious with your BOLD assertion…..or have you forgotten another story allegedly by Rtd.Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo which was also pulled from Premium Times and apologies offered by Premium Times? Again, it is wise to hear from the other side, in this instance, the federal government, before we rush to the conclusion.

          • Otile

            Ade, undue influence and unbearable pressure were applied on those 2 occasions. A combined action of the Governors and the General can shut down Premium Times within minutes, and you know it.

          • emmanuel

            Undue influence (e ma pa Omo yoba) was the game that got those reports pulled down.
            This was same scheme that turned Baba Suwe a her,o after he excreted over 92 wraps of cocaine sometime ago.

        • princegab

          Blame pmb alone for the mess. We know now that buhari was never honest. He is corrupt.

    • Otile

      Sorry, you are hoping against hope. The story is true and Buhari is guilty as charged.

  • Buhari needs this man’s loote from the pensions account to finance his reelection campaign.

    • L.D.K

      @disqus_BqFXxuuFZQ:disqus

      Yes O! Me too i hope everything Premium Times and Muhamadu Buhari said about

      Dizeani Allison-Madueke is FAKE NEWS. That is my own hope too since hypocrisy
      is now public policy under Muhamadu Buhari who is lacking in honesty and sense.

    • Inc. Circle

      @George_USA:disqus

      THE WAY MUHAMADU BUHARI HAS BEEN BEHAVING IN PUBLIC OFFICE IS ABNORMAL,
      AS IF THE BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN LONDON PASSED THE BLOOD OF THIEF TO HIM.

    • Olu Badejo (B.sc, Msc, M.phil)

      @disqus_3mRJNLtlFz:disqus ;

      Why the Buhari government died on arrival

      Fish rots from the head. Any government led by a Primary Six certificate holder
      can’t be sensible or thoughtful but brutish and ruinous. Were Muhamadu Buhari’s
      shambolic government in Nigeria itself less studded by morons it would be funny,
      rather than this tragic.

      Alas, with a retard like Lai Muhammed as Buhari’s Information Minister,
      a near-cretin who cannot yet logically explain how President Buhari’s ear
      infection led, inexorably, to blood transfusion for 103 days in London, but who
      continues to draw salary, nonetheless, for lacking in believability, the first
      qualification for the job, even as he’s surrounded by jaded creatures in his
      own image, such as 77-year-old Duro Onabule – who himself holds tight
      to a virtual sinecure post as N.T.A Chairman, but with nothing to show
      for it in the public interest; other than his own personal benefits,
      salary and allowances; whilst N.T.A rots into laughable mess,
      the Buhari government was virtually dead on arrival.

      • Dan arewa

        You should please erase all those fake Bsc,Msc and M.phil , you’re disrespecting those academic pedigrees, you think and talk like a mumu danfo driver

      • princegab

        Please take oga Lai out of pmb’s mess. There was no way Lai would have performed any better. Good job and cabal don’t mix.

        • man leader

          Take Lai to where ? Senegal ! For Buhari to have spent 6 months of research for “the BEST ” and ended up with Lai as his mouth piece, speaks volume. Personally, I wasn’t surprised. I never expected anything good from the person I’ve known as a criminal turned president. Reading comments about Buhari, Lai and APC is vindicating.

        • emmanuel

          Leave Liar out of it? A man who is so unintelligent, pervasive and uncouth.
          A man whose lies exposes his low intellectual capacity can only work with a bemused brainless Buhari and attempt to create a shine in a dead surfaced marble.
          I see same Liar become Information Minister to Olusola Saraki’s grand son very soon, when he takes over the reins of governorship in Kwara state

          • Julius

            Look at you with all your intelligence…reduced to an unstable rants on the internet. Too much and too sad !

          • princegab

            Never the less, oga Lai has alibi, the cabal.

  • Intrepid

    Members of the secret cult ruling Nigeria are; Babagana Kingigbe, the two Dauras, Abba Kyari, Danbanzza, and Malami. They know how to cajole buhari, and get things done their own way. They want to ravish Nigeria’s resources, on the eve of the restructuring countdown. Buhari is corrupt.

    • AntiCorruption Concert (A.C.C)

      @disqus_3mRJNLtlFz:disqus

      Muhamadu Buhari is the worst president
      Nigeria has ever had; the least educated, the most dishonest, the most crooked,
      the worst mentally lazy, the most bereft, the most denuded of thought-process,
      and, the most inarticulate stammering Islamist bigot ever to enter the presidential villa,
      flying the Fulani tribe flag.

    • Sanssouci

      This sir is not corruption, it is sheer stupidity. If danbazzau a lt gen that was COAS thinks he can smuggle in Maina in Naijas present context and atmosphere of tension, and buhari the “boss” and also a general is oblivious or complicit then we are led by total idiots not corrupt people, and if this is the type of generals formed in Naija it’s easy to see why BH is still making minced meat of the soldiers and civilians in NE.

    • okenwa

      And the blame will be on dead buhari.

  • Gembu

    I wish to most humbly congratulate Mr Abdurashid Maina over his reinstatement into the civil service. He was a victim of corruption fighting back back.The pension cabal in nigeria are disappointed. The took the right decision.

    • emmanuel

      We know in your part of Nigeria, that people only become Chief Imam, Emirs and elected officers if they can produce evidence of their huge theft from the Nigeria system.
      Therefore, we are not shock by your position.
      Were all the properties running into over 100 seized from the animal bequeathed to him by his poor father? You are a nitwit!
      Is it only properties seized from Diezani that represent proceeds of theft? So those seized from Maina were not part of his heist?
      I beg make everybody take im part waka from the fraud called Nigeria

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    But, what is wrong with Nigeria Federal Government, led by president Muhammadu Buhari? Why is president Muhammadu Buhari, condoning and embracing indicted corruption-stained elements in his government, by recalling an official that EFCC declared wanted for corruption crimes against Nigeria-state?
    Also, president Muhammadu Buhari,s chief of staff too was alleged to be involved in some looting crimes and still action as the chief of staff keeps his position in Nigeria presidency.Also, there are various cases of massive looting,stealing and embezzlement, in the NNPC and contract-inflation,still president Muhammadu Buhari, as the oil minister, keeps mute and everything swept under the rug.How can the EFCC-chairman, Ibrahim Magu,s efforts ever paid off to rid Nigeria, of endemic corruption-culture?

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Good morning

      • princegab

        Good morning indeed, oga buhari don yeye, dirty old man, him corrupt to hell. Mr integrity so called.

    • princegab

      Kyari took 500 000 000 naira bribe from MTN. The bribe was taken on behalf of pmb.

    • Ferra Realman

      @drkolawolepat, I want us to reason with @Gembu on this forum and not biafrans and their likeminds. More so, there is reasons to believe Maina was a victim of Jonathan corrupt gangs. 1. Why was Maina declare wanted by Mark led Senate but the same Senate failed to do anything to diezani, princess Aviation minister, others. We all witnessed mark-led Senate as rubber stamp to Jona corrupt govt. Let Maina be tried under normal environment free of corrupt cabals, we will know the truth. So many things shrouded under secrecy in the dark days of Jonathan.

      • man leader

        So far Buhari has a report on his suspended SGF and DG NIA. GEJ has nothing to do with this. Is the environment “normal enough for transparency and free of corruption “

      • emmanuel

        Son of the bond woman, the close to 100 houses seized fro Maina were lies. slimy being. Were you in hibernation when those properties were seized from the rogue?
        Anyway, we know Buhari is recalling the most fraudulent ex-civil servants to help him loot Nigeria dry. Unfortunately, when he waka those people who are still young will answer or cough out the monies.
        How they have compromised the TSA and have built nest on it for unmitigated stealing and the Accountant General has cred out that he cannot reconcile the account.

    • okenwa

      Useless Dr shout sai baba 10times.

  • Buharin daji

    It’s no secret that he contributed stolen fund’s to the Apc and the second point is that the ministry where they secretly absolved him is headed by an Islamic extremists Dambazau whose should have been shot long time ago for treason during the Yar Adua saga

    • Agba

      You are very very intelligent keep it up.

  • Kenny

    Hallmark of a fantastically corrupt country whose President is stylishly corrupt! Jackals and hyenas on rampage! !

    • emmanuel

      I reccaled i stated clearly that David Cameron deliberately made that statement of “Fantastically corrupt” indirectly to Buhari when he discussed with the Queen of England and people doubted me. This was immediately before Buhari’s swearing-in.
      The same Buhari proved Cameron right after he got into ofice.

      • Julius

        reccaled or recalled ?

        • emmanuel

          I take responsibility for my error and thank you for correcting me. It is unacceptable to churn our post filled with errors which i do sometime, particularly when i have to run-off.
          But that is unacceptable.
          That aside, i still remain yours sincerely, emmanuel

  • Sam A

    If Mr Maina, a fugitive is allowed to return to the office where he ran away because of his looting and pillage, and that he is now promoted to a Director. It henceforth means, we have a parallel government toPresident Buhari’s APC government . President Buhari should announce on National News the post humous award of GCON to Folorunsho , Oyenusi , Shina Rambo and ANINI. They are better candidates to those we have in APC and PDP and even in the Senate today . Oya ! EFCC over to you.

  • Musa M. Dantsoho

    Poorly weaved fake story.

    • man leader

      Tell us the true story please

    • emmanuel

      Please publish the truth.
      Are you saying that Maina did not steal, that close to 100 houses and filling stations were not seized form him by the EFCC or you think that Nigerians follow up events and happenstance in Nigeria and forget them after the compromised media sweep them under the carpet?
      Are you saying that he was not recalled?
      How about the woman who had attained retirement age from FCT that was recalled back to service by the enemy of Nigeria – Buhari into Petroleum Ministry, to help him cover the frauds that Baru Barawo would carry out was also a lie?
      What is corruption or fraud?

  • Ezekiel

    Fake story from premium times, it needs to be sanctioned.

    • Dr Bunmi Binitie

      I pray it is fake cos it is far too shocking! Why do some people believe they must always work for the government?

      • MilitaryPolice01

        Why are you praying it is fake ? Will you pray it was fake if it did not involve this shamelessly clueless regime.

        It time for you regime choirmasters to take your long necks out of the sand and see what other Nigerians have since long seen.

        • Dr Bunmi Binitie

          Dont be rude! I am not your age-mate! Am a grandma!

          Besides i am at liberty to support any government of my choice; how is that your business? That is why there are many political parties for us to choose from. It is aggressive people like you who cause unrest and riots during elections!

          • MilitaryPolice01

            You are not and cannot be my grandma, it is an insult to call yourself my grandma. If you decide not to respect your age, you will be dragged on the floor without any apologies whatsoever.

            Age without wisdom deserves no regard. I personally know people who have lost loved ones, some died gruesomely because of the overt and covert activities of this regime and with such pain in my heart you expect me not to counter your irresponsibility because of age? You should ask God for forgiveness.

          • emmanuel

            Grand-ma, where have you been when Nigeria got plundered? Where was your voice? I get Osuka for you to carry Buhari on your back.
            When older people lack discretion and and their poor decisions cause younger people to commit suicide, such old people do not deserve any respect.
            Please, note that some people in this and other forums who are aggressive and pained about the syndrome called Buhari and APC are also not young.
            There are older people in every systems, either driving wars in foreign land as NSAs or Defence chiefs. and no one leads a war who is not aggressive or hostile.
            Gentle men do not go to war. Nigeria is in war of attrition already!

          • Dr Bunmi Binitie

            Emmanuel, the gutter-mouthed, PMB-hater boy! I have noticed that you are very rude and abusive and i made the mistake of not blocking you long before you turned your demonic radar to me! You are obviously used to intimidating your unfortunate mother at home and she deserves it for not giving you good home-trainning.

            I did not bother to read your foul write-up becos i refuse to be defiled by your demonic vituperations from hell!

            The Lord rebuke you!

          • emmanuel

            The ‘lord’ of liars operates only with demonic spirits. APC is a nest of liars and those who have caused unprecedented pains on Nigerians. The Lord, Jesus Christ i know, is the God of truth.
            Yesterday, number three man in APC who is also a Pastor lied about releasing $2 billion (N700 billion) for second Niger Bridge, may be you should also pray that it was a dream. Unfortunately, your righteous disposition did not have you speak against such lies.
            You were around when close 100 houses were seized from Maina, abi you nor be grand ma again?
            Please, read the very first sentence of your reply to the post above. Is that what your response has been when it pertain to the opposition or those not in Buhari’s agenda?
            The period prior 2015 election, there was no respect for age when people lied and pour invectives on their opposition. The day has just broken.
            Nobody runs riot in intellectual or religious discuss and this case, it is not, so bear with my tantrums!

          • Faith That Conquers

            There is only one person you wish the Lord should not rebuke: that is Buhari. You are a hypocrite: kissing the Lord with Judas Iscariot’s kisses of betrayal.

          • emmanuel

            Mama nor go away o. You have entered public space, meaning that some of the respect and privileges would go, as long as issues that bothers on truth, party affiliations and plundering of Nigeria is involved.
            You do not also need to threaten to block me.
            Go check Sahara Reporters. When they began to block me, i told them that the adverts would stop and they would be worst for it. They eventually unblocked my recently.
            Go check in the last one and half year how they have fared.
            Bayo Onanuga’s PM News did it too, go visit their platform today it is as dry and abandoned as a grave yard, they now recycle adverts for clients that have refused to pay outstanding bills.
            No one shut out visitors to their online sites and remain vibrant or on the stable

          • okenwa

            Are you truely a grandma? Then your brain is like that of grandpa buhari.

          • Julius

            Leave him to me so I can put my left foot up his ass. He has no value in life. Stop giving him attention which is what he is looking for. Were ni omo na.

          • emmanuel

            á yé ti baje. ómó ale, omo jati jati, olosi, olori buru ku, ómo asewo kobo kobo.
            Your stint in Northern Nigeria has made you dan dawudu, so you put you foot on peoples ass.
            You know you are wnot worth the left hand of a todler, a scoundrel who has no colour, a cheap errant boy who gets pittance for working for deranged APC leaders who are on the prowl to completely destory Nigeria.
            There is no more hope for you, you better walk near the closest bridge to take your turn, next to the Director in Kogi State teaching service Commission who took his life today, because he was owed 11 months salary and could not handle the bill of his young wife who just delivered in Abuja.

          • Julius

            Moron, I have never been to the North in my life but, it doesn’t even matter. You keep exposing your ignorant dumb ass by saying the same shit under each one of your fake monikers. I bet you are not aware of them. I was actually expecting you to be playing naked in traffic because your idiotic rants can only come from a deranged, mentally unstable fuckers which you are. Like I said, I’ll put my foot , my left foot up your ass , you do not deserve the right one.

          • emmanuel

            Why should i use other monikers. I am not a fraudster like you. I remain emmanuel.
            Unlike your slimy life that changes colouration with each comment and issue.
            So you are a very local minion. O ma se o.
            The next time you raise enough money, travel to London and do three odd jobs a daily, then you return back and tell people you are exposed.

          • 0tile

            Yeah, you are at liberty to support any bad government, but when they lead the country into the ditch you will be in your comfort zone in London laughing at the victims back home.

        • Julius

          Bro, what was so wrong with her statement ? Are you having a running battle with her ? You are taking her statement to another level. People always say they pray so and so is not true or as fake. It doesn’t mean they are in support of whatever it might be. I take it as an expression of dismay .

          • Dr Bunmi Binitie

            Thank you

          • MilitaryPolice01

            Ordinarily I wouldn’t have replied your comment but for the regard I have for you.

            Reread my initial comment to her as the intelligent fellow I believe you are and tell me what is wrong with that especially with regards to being rude. There is absolutely no insult, my statement with regard to the long neck in the sand was proverbial, remember the ostrich?

            Will she have prayed it wasn’t true if it was Dasuki or Gej? Or will she have internalised the story hook line sinker.

            Now I have no running battle with her, I am too busy for that triviality. I asked her a simple and meaningful question which was informed by what I have gleaned from her numerous comments which are insensitively pro regime.

            If she is too thin skinned to comment publicly, then she should restrain herself within the confines of her private sitting room.

            Talking about being a grandma and age is utter balderdash, it doesn’t sit well with brilliant minds.

            Regards.

          • Julius

            It’s so unfortunate that you didn’t read her talking about giving GEJ a chance and respect him as a leader. Now, I don’t know her thinking about Jona, but, she gave him some respect and yes also criticized him when it was called for. I did the same. My point regarding her comment stand and you also has the right to your opinion which you’ve expressed and is well understood.
            REspect !

          • emmanuel

            Very sorry, you only read and cannot retain facts. She is not the regular here, but always want to play the aunty role by dressing the APC and Buhari in a sanctimonious garb.
            She is just like you, except that you have penchant for turning the truth on the head and engage in barefaced lies and monumental deceit.
            Who will forget how in the days before 2015 election you demonstrated crass insensitivities, peddling lies, refusing to draw the lines between fabbles, APC cooked up stories and facts.
            Tell her to stop white-wahsing a grave o rotted flesh and bones and be objective. That is when age becomes an asset.
            You may wish to differentiate between an old person and an elder.

          • MilitaryPolice01

            “My point regarding her comment stand”
            —————–
            That is your prerogative. Hence that also rules you out from questioning my motive in my initial comment to her since I am more than entitled to my opinion.

            Since my explanation leaves your ‘point regarding her comment’ still standing, I withdraw my comment to you in all its intents and purposes.

            Fair play if you ask me

        • Otile

          All her prayers are wishful thinking. She prays for the wrong things and will always get negative results. All of them that pray for Buhari to torment the people so SS SE must suffer reverses. All say amen.

        • 0tile

          All her prayers are wishful thinking. She prays for the wrong things and will always get negative results. All of them who pray for Buhari to torment the people of SS SE must suffer reverses. All say amen.

      • Julius

        No mind them sis. I remember something like this happened not too long ago. One big oga was also recalled back to the civil service and when the news came out that he was once charge to court for allegation of corruption, Buhari removed him , I think the VP said something about it to the Aso rock press. I think the man is from Kwara state. Correct me if I’m wrong…If this new one is true, the result might be the same. I also think there was a woman in the same situation and she was removed as well.

      • Otile

        Where else do you want him to work and get his own cut of Niger Delta oil money? Does Imam Buhari run another factory where he can employ a team of his relatives looking for work? Is this not the very reason they will never allow Nigeria to break up? Ronu

  • Tunde

    Unbelievable! If true! Kai! If true then those that re-employed him should be sanctioned! Noooooo! It can’t be!

    • Ayinde

      Why the statement ‘If true’ when the paper is reporting an event that has already happened.

      • Tunde

        Nigerian Media doesn’t do fake news? Or brown envelope reporting? In any case even if true; I’ve already stated that the culprit that allowed him back should sanctioned, right?

        However, that only happens in a “sane” “normal” country!

        Nigeria is in no way normal or sane nor is it led by normal or sane people in the civil service!

        • Ayinde

          Right

          Just wondering cause the new position and such details were stated. Right

  • Africa

    Well done PT! EFCC go get the criminal. We are watching….

    • emmanuel

      EFCC is also corrupt. There is none to the rescue and what is left is a state of anarchy where everyman runs his government and does what seen right, no matter how bad it is.
      Nobody is in care today.
      Whoever is still waiting for a Buhari may end up on the wrong side.
      Buhari has been indirectly told by PAC that they will not give him a ticket in 2019, so he is technically winding down now

  • Dazmillion

    I will keep saying it, Anyone who still thinks Buhari is fighting corruption should quickly check himself into the nearest psychiatric hospital for urgent mental evaluation.

    Only a mad man will still maintain at this point that Buhari is not corrupt.

    • AryLoyds

      Buhari is a common criminal !

  • If news is true, then why is Buhari still prosecuting other thieves. What is then all the brouhaha about anti-corruption cos the is a direct affront to anti-corruption war if it is found to be true

    • Otile

      Well, for Imam Buhari nothing can be more unpardonable than the wrongdoing of his enemies.

  • Ayinde

    The appellation ” Mr Integrity” used in describing that Bubu at the Government House in Abuja, i have always said a a paradox and a lie from the pit of hell. Its totally based on some wrong and unfounded premise. And as Lawyers will say you cannot build something on nothing it will fall like a pack of Cards. Now its falling every blessed day.

    Check out the litany its mind boggling.
    We have the 53 Suit Cases
    The Mysterious death of the Chief and Project Head of PTDF during the probe
    The $25Billion Dollar Maikanti Contract
    The Grass cutter scam
    “Abacha is not corrupt ”

    This is just to mention but a few its mind boggling

    • man leader

      The easiest was the WEAC certificate. We are always rash to claim “following the footsteps of USA” Obama produced his birth certificate and successfully ruled. 2 years the Buhari man cannot and the Senators cannot ask the “Registrar ” to appear before them.

  • MilitaryPolice01

    Reading through the comments below it is baffling the haste with which folks will label as fake story, an expose that puts the hypocrisy of this govt to light. For folks like this, it is no longer about Nigeria but about their egos, that mental weakness to accept that the govt they sold as the best has turned out to be a catastrophic failure, a recurrent source of pain to the citizens.

    What a shame it is that these clowns still think it is a competition between those who ‘won’ and ‘lost’, in their deplorable buffoonery they fail to realize rather foolishly that is now about retrieving our country for the holistic good of all be it Hausa, Ijaw, Igbo, Tiv, Kanuri, Yoruba etc.

    The poor emotional intelligence of these clowns is offensive.

    • rules

      Well said! Any objective critic can discern that Buhari and APC’s anti-corruption and integrity posture is nothing but a scam! Change indeed!

  • rules

    For all those shouting this is fake news, would you maintain such curiosity if the ‘fake news’ had anything to do with a non-BUHARIST? Double standard! You all are lacking in integrity too as your principal!
    A gov’t. for whom supposed ‘integrity’ is their theme-word and only policy statement (right from campaign), one would expect they will expeditiously ‘clear the air’, and give their official position. Will Femi Adesina, Lai Mohammed and the retinue of Social Media Advisers COME OUT AND FOR ONCE SPEAK TRUTH? Make an official statement on the matter so they can be held liable and accountable!
    APC and Buhari are a sore mess. I will get a voters card come 2019, and vote for anything but BUHARI!
    You die-hard BUHARI supporters take your heads out of your assess for once!

    • thisnigeria

      Please get your voter’s card NOW. I can assure you that the earlier the better.

  • Al

    PT no matter how far you pple will go to blackmail our only and only true leader will crash and burn to ashes, buhari and any true northerner will not be aparthy to this kind of rascalities

    • man leader

      Why don’t you tell us your own version of the story

      • Agba

        Thank you

    • man leader

      Come back and TELL US THE LATEST. MORON

    • man leader

      PLEASE TALK TO ME MORON

  • Wale

    Maina who stole directly from the sweat of Nigerians – Buhari is a thieving bastard all his foot co cabalistic ad tribalistic Fulani thieves should be ferried away by Efcc and directly marched to bar beach. Can you imagine this
    Meds called Buhari administration?

    • Wale

      Mess

  • forestgee

    The position of this government about corruption has been truthfully unveiled! So there is no shock in this one…grass cutter is still pending and NNPC has ended. It is now chop I chop government.

  • Wale

    it is also under this dambazua that a former Gov imprisoned was released by an ordinary warden and again nothing was done about it. All the people so far imprisoned or found guilty are southerners under their hypocritical anti corruption campaign. $25 billion missing they have now quietly kept quiet. Awon baba Nla OLE! Because of the nature of Maina’s crime he should be shot together with those protecting him. In fact, nigeria should just break up NOW! We don’t want this useless administration anymore. We are tired of cover ups, one sided convictions, inept and incompetent attorney general and the people working in the den of thieves called aso villa.

    • okenwa

      They only know how to intimidate Nnamdi KANU and IPOB members shikena.

      • Julius

        That’s a good thing. Me like !

  • Julius

    Well , now that he has resurface, efcc should pick him up !

    • Agba

      You are wasting your tme,efcc?that is Under Burari,Tunubu and Bisi Akanbi should blame for this MESS

      • Julius

        Oh really ? So it’s these people you conveniently listed problems. I hear you but, what about when they were not in the government ? How long was princess Oduah walking free as a minister after being indicted ?

    • thisnigeria

      Don’t waste your time, they don’t know where he is. Or at best, they cannot see him; he is invisible.

    • okenwa

      For where. Where is the previous efcc chair thief?

  • kayode Olufade

    If this is true then it is really a nail in the coffin for this administration. A recent image of him at the office complex would’ve been the best. I believe the coming week will have more light thrown on this subject. This is truly shocking news!

    • Inc. Circle

      @kayodeolufade:disqus

      THE WAY MUHAMADU BUHARI HAS BEEN BEHAVING IN PUBLIC OFFICE IS ABNORMAL,
      AS IF THE BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN LONDON PASSED THE BLOOD OF THIEF TO HIM.

      • emmanuel

        Buhari has always been a thief. He was never a good man. He exhibited and demonstrated these traits between 1977 and 1995

  • emmanuel

    Falana, Sagay, Tinubu, Tunde Bakare, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Atahiru Jega etc your generations will pay for this evil your brought upon Nigeria. The blood of the young man who took his life at the Lekki link Bridge yesterday will hunt of of you to your grave.
    We insisted that Buhari was mortally corrupt and that Tunde Idiagbon was the good man who ruled Nigeria, but you insisted you found a saviour who is more corrupt than the rest of Nigeria put together.
    But is a syndrome with conceptual evidence in his years of criminality.
    He would do worse things before 2019.
    Mainia and co were the hand men who worked mischief against Nigeria through Boko Haram.
    He is being rewarded for his infamy.
    Where is Onike, Tundemess, Soyemi and the rest of the scoundrels? Here goes your role model again.
    One week two troubles and still counting.
    Tony ne week, we have seen the complete picture years after.

    • KBE

      All internet e-rat and hyenas have gone into coma due to shock. Buhari has failed woefully.

  • Augustine 2000

    Dear Editor,

    I am not a wicked person but I can do and undo. If any Editor in Premium Times should insult me again
    by calling Muhamadu Buhari a man of integrity you will see me in my true colours. It is lack of English
    that makes anybody start to call a rogue as a man of integrity. If you don’t know the meaning of the word
    integrity you have to buy Advanced Learner’s dictionary and look at the meaning there.

    How can Buhari
    be a man of integrity, how, tell me! Do you want to corrupt our children in Nigeria that man of integrity
    means somebody who did not sit or pass Wasc or GCE but tells lies that he took the exam? This is how
    you journalists under develop Nigeria.

    I will not take it from you. Enough is enough. Somebody that has
    committed so many offences to stand criminal trial is the person you journalists call man of integrity?
    Do you know how many offences Buhari committed here alone, by appointing a criminal fugitive and
    promoting that criminal fugitive as Director of the federal civil service?

    Do you know that there is what
    lawyers call obstruction of justice, which is a criminal offence? Do you know there is something else
    called aiding and abetting? Instead of you journalists to do a long list of these offences you are calling
    a criminal a man of integrity. I am waiting for any Editor to repeat that nonsense by calling Buhari a man
    of integrity. Just repeat it once more. You will see the other side of me. What nonsense is all this we read?

  • KBE

    With Buhari Nigeria is grounded. The man is adamant about his bigotry and can’t change. Do your investigations in civil service and DSS a lot of former staff relieved of their job because of misdemeanors had been reinstated by the Buharist. Go to NNPC and you will discover that the official language there is Hausa yet the north contributes no drop of oil. The handwriting is clear on the wall that this nation has elected a sectional leader. When the world bank said he instructed them to develop only north the likes of Oshiomole and other party zombies defended him.

    • Otile

      Well, the devil must do his own work too.

    • Julius

      They were also speaking the same Hausa when Jona and Diezani were running the show. So, what’s your point ?

  • Daniel

    BU Hahaha haha haha haha haha!

    What a ‘change’!

  • thisnigeria

    So, even as bad as Jonathan was as regards corruption, he was still better in curbing corruption than Buhari. Wonders shall never end.
    Okay; now we can see clearly. God help Nigeria.

    • Julius

      Relly ? But, Jona didn’t even know that $2.1 Billion was missing .

      • Netanyahu

        Pig.

        • Julius

          Lmaoooooooooooo@pig…that’s all you got ? Crazy boy. !

          • emmanuel

            You are worse than a pig really, because you are a pig with cow brain

          • Julius

            You should know…you were raised by 1 like that. Abi

      • emmanuel

        Go ask from your masters, they are ashamed to bring Dasuki to court, because major part of the $2.1 billion said arms money is still intact with the CBN.
        The truth shall be unveiled when this sadistic and demonic Buhari and his evil troupe leave government.
        It is clearly on records that most monies shared by the PDP were monies raised by them through whatever means. Some legal and others not. But the arms money remained.
        Unfortunately for you maggots brains, you found it easier to ride along with the lying forces of the APC.
        Ask that Dasuki come to court. Abi even those who commit genocide nor dey come court come defend themselves?

        • Julius

          What else is new coming from you ?

  • Mentus

    It is official! Neither the law makers, the Senate, nor even APC can get rid of Buhari whatever atrocities he presides over. Why? For security reasons, the same reason the Arewa youths and Fulani herdsmen can literally get away with murder.
    This is why 18months to change government, APC members like lap dogs are waiting on Buhari to make up his mind.
    Somebody suggested the country is under spell of Sunni Moslems. There may be truth in that as it is hard to understand how this callous, murderous, thieving administration can get away with so much impunity and over 180million of Nigerian feel powerless.

    • Dan arewa

      You’re so full of shits

    • Bola

      Must u put religion into very thing that happen under PMB? We need to develop a collective voice void of religion n ethnicity of any form to develop our nation.

  • Ralph

    Half baked news. Congratulatory message. Lol. Abegi. Slow news day

  • Julius

    Hahahahahah..love the punching fists !!

  • Isyaku Muhammad

    This is indeed wonderful move by Nigerian government as long as Abdur-Rashid Will exposed the looters

  • Someone

    do you believe this story? looks like a script with efcc as an actor. to show they are not sleeping. if that’s not the case, then everyone involved should be fired.