Buhari silent 48 hours after receiving report on Maina’s reinstatement

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President Mohammadu Buhari [Photo credit: Sahara Reporters]

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to announce his response nearly 48 hours after receiving a report on the controversial reinstatement of Abdulrsheed Maina, the former civil servant wanted for alleged corruption.

The report was submitted to the president’s office on Monday few hours after Mr. Buhari instructed the Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita, to do so, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, confirmed.

But by Wednesday evening, a decision was still awaited by many Nigerians anxious to know the president’s response to a scandal many see as a litmus test for his administration’s anti-corruption sincerity.

Mr. Adesina told PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday he had no comment on the development as of the time.

The only media statement emanating from the presidency on Tuesday was one conveying Mr. Buhari’s advice to West African neighbour countries to be cautious about the planned introduction of a common currency.

The president made the call in Niamey, Niger, in a speech at the 4th meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Currency Programme.

Back home, the secret recall of Mr. Maina to the civil service, a plot apparently masterminded by the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami and the Interior Minister, Abdurahman Dambazau, continued to spark outrage, with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, delivering an unprecedented public rebuke of a scandal considered by many as the administration’s most brazen yet.

The Senate and the House of Representatives have launched separate investigations, and lawmakers have called for sanctions against those responsible.

Mr. Maina is accused of using fake workers’ names to steal billions of naira of federal pension funds. He denies the allegation, but has since 2013 refused to submit himself to investigation.

Despite his denials, investigators say they have traced expensive upmarket properties in Abuja to the former civil servant.

Mr. Maina, a former deputy director in the interior ministry, fled Nigeria for years after being declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. His reinstatement was exposed by PREMIUM TIMES, prompting a presidential directive he be immediately disengaged.

In a statement Monday, Mr. Buhari demanded “a full report of the circumstances of Maina’s recall and posting to the Ministry of Interior” to be delivered to his office before close of work that day.

Since receiving the report, the presidency has not stated its content nor announced its decision, amid growing calls for sanctions against those responsible for Mr. Maina’s recall.

When contacted on Tuesday night, Mr. Adesina simply said, “No comment on this issue for now.”

“The apparent next step therefore is to do away with ministers and aides who have been implicated in previous, and the most recent attempts to undermine anti-graft efforts,” said Ibrahim Zikrullahi, the Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education, in a statement.

“For us, there is no better time to dissolve the current lacklustre cabinet and reconstitute it than now,” he added.

The group said the administration must project the force of moral example by immediately ending its “strange dithering” on this case, and others involving the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.

“For the umpteenth time, CHRICED must make it clear that it is no longer tenable that months after the report of that committee was submitted, the President is yet to take action on it, thereby exposing the anti-corruption programme to ridicule and credibility crisis.”

Another group, the Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria, on Wednesday also demanded the resignation of Mr. Malami over what it described as “his less- than- impressive role in the reinstatement of the fugitive – Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina to the civil service”.

In a statement, the groups’ national coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, called for a comprehensive probe of the case.


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  • musa aliero

    Why won’t he be silent? Wasn’t he silent about the N500m naira MTN scandal involving his chiefs of staff Abba kyari? What about the DSS report on magu’s corrupt tendencies?? What about babachir grasscutter general of the federation? What about oke $50 million dollars?? What about the numerous petition against his cabinet members gathering dust in EFCC with no action? Like David Cameron said “fantastically corrupt”

    • Moneyz N Horseyz

      Breaking News from Politics Today (Channels TV) ! Maina was brought back by Buhari according to his family

      • Dammy

        @TheCraftedOne:disqus

        The dishonest and corrupt Buhari government says it is
        now embarrassed by all of these facts, but nobody in Nigeria considers Buhari
        blameless. An elected president who does not know what goes on inside the
        government he heads is not worth having.

        What we are dealing with now includes financial crime of the entire 22 million
        Naira Mr. Maina wangled from the treasury under the pretext of reinstatement.
        All those in the accounts office of the Ministry of Interior, including the Ministry’s
        Director of Finance, must be surcharged to repay the said 22 million Naira,
        before being sent on suspension to face disciplinary proceedings for their
        dismissal from the public service.

        • Moneyz N Horseyz

          With the DSS, AGF, Immigration, etc involved, it clearly shows that every player in this Maina saga was only carrying out their own part of the order given by their principal. If you go to sahara reporters, you can read a more comprehensive extract from the interview granted by the Maina family, the family confirmed that Maina was under the protection of the DSS as earlier reported by Premium Times. With all these revelations, Buhari might be the first president to be impeached in Nigeria.

          • Foylce Ingram

            Impeachment? You don’t know what is going on. See, Nigeria is heading to oblivion, they think they know what they are doing but obliviously Nigeria is facing the rock. I will make even your best prophets liars, so did the holy books say. Pastors have turned liars for few years now and no one is bothered. When I shared my revelation (which always comes to pass) some people thought I was joking. Time shall tell.

    • Emeka

      Chai!! pmb has dealt your father a deadly blow, by making him vomit the money he stole from the military. You sound as if we don’t know your father is minima, the former military chief. We know you are using a pseudo name to ease your pains and frustration… wedone oo!

      • Jimmy Floyd

        What about your pseudo name.. You are from the same tribe as Boko people and u use an Igbo name.. lwkmd

      • musa aliero

        Hahah! I said the truth and u can’t counter but to spew rubbish!! Lmao how much did lai Muhammed pay you??? Lmao okay mr lai muhammed the topic here is maina and not mimina or whoever! Olodo lmaooo

      • FreeNigeria

        What about you? Looks like Old thief Buhari is your father and it pains you to the marrow when the truth about him is revealed

  • Rommel

    President Buhari should borrow a leaf from the chinese president Xi Jinping who has cemented himself in the annals of modern China after only 5 years in power and he achieved this by cracking down of public corruption, nearly 1 million public servants of all stature and political connections have been disciplined with punishments ranging from death sentence to sacking for acts inimical to public interest, this is what leadership demands.He should close his eyes and deal ‘squarely’ as they used to say with anyone found culpable in this Mina mess. I am appalled by this story

    • Moneyz N Horseyz

      Breaking News from Politics Today ! Maina was brought back by Buhari according to his family. I feel so sorry for Osinbajo for ever trusting his Principal.

    • FreeNigeria

      At what point will it dawn on you that your messiah Buhari, is nothing but a fraud. he’s the worst thing to ever happen to Nigeria. Buhari makes GEJ, IBB, EVANS and OBJ combined look like saints.

  • Moneyz N Horseyz

    Breaking News from Politics Today ! Maina was brought back by Buhari according to his family. I feel so sorry for Osinbajo for ever trusting his Principal.

    • Mufu Ola

      Nothing “breaking” in your news.It’s all over the air.Osinbajo don’t need u or your “sympathy”.

      • emmanuel

        Mumu ola we know. Osibanjo has turned a shameless liar for a job that expires in 2019.
        A professor of Law without conscience and Pastor for that matter, who now take lying as basic meal.
        When Buhari could not stomach the sterling qualities and the upright standing of Idiagbon, he conspired with his brothers to overthrow his own government.
        Unfortunately, his current deputy is a yes sir man who would do all the dirty jobs for a morsel of bread, so it is good business for Buhari

        • Mufu Ola

          U see why I always u have big personal problem on your hands? And u don’t even realise it,running helter skelter in brain wandering! So Buhari overthrew his own govt to spite Idiagbon? Mr Management consultant,who are your clients self??

    • forestgee

      ….he was brought back to help fight corruption war – according to the family. Lol

  • FreeNigeria

    Buhari has been a weakling all his life. His military regime was run by Idiagbon. Buhari was swept aside by IBB when Idiagbon went on Pilgrimage. This old thief people call Buhari has been dirty all his life. he dined and danced with Abacha. Buhari is close to his grave and wants to take Nigeria with him. Nothing good comes from a dying descendant of the devil

  • Ayinde

    48hours yet you are expecting a miracle. This is when others reports like the Confab report, VP (Osinbande) ‘s report on both SGF and DG NIA are gathering dust in Daura.
    We go wait tire.

  • Dan arewa

    Premium times, remember Buhari is the president of Nigeria, not the editor of premium times, the president will not act like a child and rush to judgement simply because you want to continue with you sensational reporting, our president is a thinking president and his will make his decision when he fells ready.

    • musa aliero

      3 months later he is still not ready about babachir and oke? He’s thinking is too slow. He should retire because in this digital era we need fast thinkers

      • Dan arewa

        You mean like the PhD we recently?.

    • Netanyahu

      He gave the HoS till the close of work on Monday to submit the report written in a couple of hours. Now it will take the “genius” 4 months to read it and take a decision. Wonders. At this “speed”, Nigeria will overtake other developed countries in five years time.

  • Mufu Ola

    Haba Premium Times! 48 hours & u’re already raising alarm. You’re too matured ( compared with others) for this type of journalism.

    • Otile

      Premium Times is not the issue, Buhari and his band of thieves are.

      • Mufu Ola

        U’re furious searching for company in the corruption arena. Keep on.

        • FreeNigeria

          The dictionary and encyclopedia just changed the picture of corruption to Buhari. Another achievement for the dying old rogue (or I should him Maina)

          • Mufu Ola

            You mean your pa?

          • FreeNigeria

            No Buhari, your dying rogue paymaster

    • emmanuel

      All of una wen use Yoruba names deceive us at first, na God go punish you. Fort eight hours is too short, “(compared with others)” You sound like a nama.
      so Oke’s report that prevented him from resuming at FEC meeting after he returned from sanatorium in the UK is still gathering dust.
      Why must we remain in the same country with mumu’s from Arid Nigeria desert? You are a curse to humanity.

      • Mufu Ola

        U hardly have any intelligent comment to make except bigotry,ethnicity & stupidity. I’m not in your company. Yorubas have no business/culture with you people.

        • emmanuel

          I feel elated that you called me an unintelligent person. That is very good.
          You are quite aware that i have all the sides and coordinate them very well – Streetwise, unruly, Sound, very analytical, good numerical skills, sharp memory and articulate in putting up arguments (i will not fail to acknowledge that once in a while i un-edit my post, which offends when it happens), but not in any class with a rat like you.

          • Mufu Ola

            Just truck on with your bigotry & little sense.

    • man leader

      Another mufu-ed head. 48 hours is too soon. we give you 48 years, you’ll do NOTHING. When you cancelled a whole FEC meeting to receive the report on the grass cutter; How many HOURS ago? nonsense

  • Anonymous

    Another file to gather dust on the shelves cus the cabals are implicated, but theyknow how to drag jugges feom their beds at night, track people who resu,e for office everyday but when it comes to the thieves in the kitchne cabinet and government na deaf ear and blind eye. THE XTERISITICS OF APC CHANGE AGENTS ARE; LIARS, THIEVES, DECEIVERS, CORRUPT, UNDERACHIVERS, DISHONEST ETC Aisha jist pintedout a monumental fraud in Aso rock clinic, but offcoirse cabals jands dey inside so EFCC dpes not have permission to investigate, this is a rag tag government, ALADIN AND THE FORTY THIEVES, only another government will reveal a can of womrs and we will kmow who are the king of thieves, all this diversionary tactics of shouting PDP thieves is not workng again, Buhari is surrounded by APC thieves andmeveryone knows it.

    • Mufu Ola

      What are the characteristics of PDP? Saints,achieve rs??? Abi?

      • man leader

        Tell us

      • Anonymous

        A THIEF IS A THIEF, U ARE THE GULINLE ONES ALLOWING A SEMI-ILLITERATE DECEIVE CUS U PREFER SENTI ENTS TO TRUTH.

        • Mufu Ola

          So it’s “trusts” to leave a 16yr old corrupt party in power to continue? So why are we doing election then? Most of you are dictators at heart.So it’s a sin for an alternate govt? And I’ll shouting democracy?

          • man leader

            The least you can do is read your post or ask your other e-rats to. What a waste

          • FreeNigeria

            What’s the change here? we recycled an old dying rogue with the useless existing band of thieves, they changed political party, conducted an election and fill the positions with the same people that had been looting and killing the country. Maina is the final “F” on Buhari perpetual failing results

          • emmanuel

            Just two and half years, more scandals recorded than in sixteen years, more lootings, more nepotic acts, more blood lettings, more abuse of government processes, more ineptitude and tribalism.
            Coupled with the fact that it took only nine months for the said government to drive Nigeria into irreversible recession and the eventual current depression.
            Tell me the recession is over, yet rate of suicide has quadrupoled.
            Anyway, there may be some element of truth in Nigeria exiting recession. It trully exited recession and moved into depression. exit na exit.
            Nigeria’s current state has defied all economic models and propositions and is fearfully headed for the rocks under the full blown wind of Buhari’s destructive leadeship

          • Mufu Ola

            No scandal have got near that of your rogue master yet.That’s for sure.U all still have 2 hungry yrs ahead because free launch & funds have blocked.Go get honest days’ jobs!

          • Anonymous

            U dont understand, the polity has changed, i am not rigid thinking, sentimetnak and emotional people are not intelligent or rational, any party that comes to power will get no second chances or tenure an dwill be voted out until they get serious and gove us the right candidates, i am neither Apc or PDP, I am only interested in turht, what I will not stand is people trying to insult my intelligence ny calling balck color white, telling high level of lies, dishonesty, corrupr to the core, umderachiving, a government and president that cannot defend itse,f but uses how bad the lreviousmgovernment was as its defence, IS THAT A CREDIBLE DEFENCE? that the previous government was worse than urs? When u are insitongmthst urmrubbishmgovernment is top god and the best thing, well i beg to diagree, it is myc hoice to vote fkr a PDP candidate and if he messes up like Bnari or Jonathan it is my choice tk vote the next election for an APC candidate but only fools srick to one oarty that is deciivng them

          • Mufu Ola

            You’ve not got argument well I guess.I don’t need to follow anybody “blindly”. My grouse with those guys ( perhaps including u) is that they hate Buhari (& Tinubu)simply because he legitimately contested an election & legitimately won.Their anger is that Jonathan should have been ” allowed” to do 2 terms whatever his performance.Buhari’s sin is that he won! My argument is if they( perhaps you too) feel that way, why are we wasting time on democracy & conducting elections.Some people never believe an incumbent can be defeated in Nigeria.So they were never mentally prepared for what happened hence their unrelenting hysterics over every issue & various abuses & bigotry. That’s why I wrote several Nigerians are no democrats but dictators at heart.

          • Foylce Ingram

            When PDP was in power they were corrupt. But there was difference. The media was not 100% with PDP unlike APC so PDP used at least 10% of our money to service the system including patching of roads. PDP believe in the project called Nigeria and they created followership everywhere. APC brought propaganda to disrupt the PDP monopoly of political power due to the gap created by PDP’s only mistake (GEJ). But since APC entered, people have seen that the problem wasn’t PDP but the power brokers who have refused to do anything else but appropriate every fucking kobo to their pockets. Otherwise why can’t APC government PATCH common roads? Why?

      • emmanuel

        You said PDP was a nest of thieves, hence you brought a so-called saint who is actually worst than satan himself. Even the satan gives some gift, though he collects them back in grand schemes, but Buhari does not. He dishes out sorrow, tears, blood, deceit, theft, aiding and abetting, looting, wastes, paddings, Okegate, Grasscuttergate, Barugate, and all manner os satanic schemes.
        I am sure that the devil must be very jealous of Buhari upping the ante by now!

        • Mufu Ola

          Childish rants as always!

      • Foylce Ingram

        We are not talking about PDP, please you people should reason. Wake up.

        • Mufu Ola

          U want us to forget 16yrs atrocities? No way! Trying to shield PDP on flimsy excuse that they are no more there is silly. Are they repentant? Only fools will choose to forget their legendary atrocities which APC have not come near.Most of these current issues are clearly being exaggerated by agents ofPDP on the social media.

  • Otile

    Buhari is a pretentious rogue, using his trusted crooks to loot Nigeria dry. Nonsense

  • emmanuel

    “But by Wednesday evening, a decision was still awaited by many Nigerians anxious to know the president’s response to a scandal many see as a litmus test for his administration’s anti-corruption sincerity”

    Premium Times, if this is the litmus test of Buhari’s sincerity on fighting corruption, then you do not have any moral grounds to be in the media.
    Grass cutter in not detained, Oke is not detained, Baru is not detained, Fumigation and sewage clearance for N1.94 billion in 2017 for Presidency, no drugs at Aso Clinic inspite of N2 billion budget, lopsided appointments, over $30 million wasted on treating a liability President and many more are not litmus text? May be those ones are test-tube test.
    I beg make una carry una jankara media practice commot from road.

    • Bassey Frank

      Please give Kudos to P/Times. This is an award-winning investigative story. Even your own list is not exhaustive, so you have no moral grounds saying things like this.

      • emmanuel

        I do have moral grounds to. The reason why most issues are swept under is why i made this comment. It is shocking to note that this is a litmus test, when Buhari is reported to have been neck deep in this scam and outright abuse of office.
        It is only in a dark world like Nigeria that citizens and the National Assembly will not ask such errant President to step aside.
        My take, that position is badly intended to mislead, whilst accepting the fact that they have covered this story very well.
        May be i should have taken a swipe at the Ebuka Onyeji, who wrote the story and made attempt to paint Buhari a good man who may be drifting by this singular event, which is a lie. But it could not have been published without the editor(s) reviewing it

  • Bassey Frank

    His shameless spokesman, Garba Shehu has spoken. As expected, He blamed PDP and Jonathan.

    • O’Orly

      @bassey frsnk:

      Muhamadu BUHARI and the road not taken..

      President Buhari has a legal option. He can resign from office without admission of responsibility for the mess his incompetence caused Nigeria. So far Buhari has made Nigeria worse and more corrupt than he met it. Almost everyone agrees that Buhari’s selection of mediocre creatures as Ministers is Buhari’s greatest undoing.

      Never in history has such a coalition of retards been assembled and called a cabinet of Ministers. But because Buhari is inured to shame he does not mind being laughed at as the worst president Nigeria has ever had.

      Everyday in Nigeria nowadays is one scandal of theft or corruption by Buhari’s political appointees – none of whom has any faith in Buhari’s fake and false and empty rhetoric to fight corruption. No Minister has any trust or faith in Buhari’s ability to govern Nigeria with any competence, honesty or knowledge. For if any Minister has any slight faith or trust in Buhari this collusion between the attorney general and the Minister of Interior would not have been plotted to reinstate Alhaji Maina in violation of all laws, and with back pay 80 22 million Naira paid to Maina for running away from Nigeria for three years to escape court judgment – a plot both Ministers executed with total contempt for President Buhari.

      • 360°

        @bassey_frank:disqus ;

        IS PRESIDENT MUHAMADU BUHARI SO CORRUPT THAT HE CANNOT EVEN ORDER AN INTERNAL
        ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL TO UNCOVER THE PUBLIC SERVANTS – INCLUDING THE DIRECTOR OF
        FINANCE AND THE PERMANENT SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR – FOR THE PURPOSE
        OF IMPOSING SURCHARGE OF 22 MILLION NAIRA ON THEM, SO AS TO RECOVER THE 22 MILLION
        NAIRA THEY CONSPIRED AND PAID TO MR. MAINA for his going on AWOL for three years?

      • Mizch

        It is like those running the country now had no fathers who instructed them on truth and justice.

    • Dammy

      @bassey_frank:disqus

      The dishonest and corrupt Buhari government says it is
      now embarrassed by all of these facts, but nobody in Nigeria considers Buhari
      blameless. An elected president who does not know what goes on inside the
      government he heads is not worth having.

      What we are dealing with now includes financial crime of the entire 22 million
      Naira Mr. Maina wangled from the treasury under the pretext of reinstatement.
      All those in the accounts office of the Ministry of Interior, including the Ministry’s
      Director of Finance, must be surcharged to repay the said 22 million Naira,
      before being sent on suspension to face disciplinary proceedings for their
      dismissal from the public service.

  • Olusola

    A report that he is yet to read or was not given to him by his cabal. Mr Buhari has no further thoughts on how to move Nigeria forward. I am already looking for credible candidate in 2019.

    • emmanuel

      Oh, so we must always wait for four years to end and wait again and again? What a travesty, this is doing same thing; same old ways and expect different result.

    • Sam

      My friend if Buhari decides to contest he will win any of your thieving party aspirant, so hold your peace for now.

      • emmanuel

        That qualifies you as a nitwit. At over ninety years, Mugabe is still on top of his game, while the man rejected by God cannot even put up a good press briefing or deliver a erudite speech.
        It is on records that since the campaign days until today, Buhari has never made a full five minutes speech. What a disaster.
        If this kind of man is the type that gave birth to you, then you must be an unfortunate person. Do not tell me he is an achiever by being President. A man rigged into office is a rogue and rogues are not achievers by human developmental indices. It is like called a drug baron an achiever in spite of the resources he possess.

        • Sam

          If you believe he rigged an incumbent out of office then you are a twat. Show me one person from your pdp gangland that can compare to Buhari? None.. They are all criminals…

          • emmanuel

            Buhari is a demonic syndrome. A man whose brain is long dead, cannot be better than any known Nigeria, expect those challenged with dementia or autism.

          • Mufu Ola

            U’re so apparently frustrated.No more easy money.Soory,!

      • Olusola

        Get serious young man. I get offended when you young folks have no dignity left in you. You can support PMB and that is fine. When folks like you never saw light and in 2011 voted GEJ (as I assume you did, if you have dignity tell the truth, I will accept if you claim you did not), people like me risked everything and voted GMB. Now if you see something wrong with Nigeria and your conscience is now sold to the devil, it is up to you. I am Christian, I have conscience and will not defend evil. The Buhari I voted is not the Buhari of today. How can anyone not know that Daura, Kyari and their ilks are up to no good. Even his wife recognised it so well but for you, you cannot see it at all. The country is heading in the wrong direction and it is not about one man, it is about 170M or so people. How do you sleep at night when you hear people jumping to their death? Other than the thumb on your hand, how many other thumbs did you mobilise for Buhari? How much did you contribute towards his election? how many hours did you spend on the phone calling people to vote for Buhari? Please my friend dont be too forward, If I criticize Buhari take it serious, I have paid my dues.

    • Augustine 2000

      @disqus_Rk71clamuR:disqus

      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 someone to call a rogue “a man of integrity”

      If you don’t know the meaning of the word “integrity” you have to buy
      the Advanced Learner’s dictionary and look for the real meaning there.
      How can Muhamadu 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 Waec 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 are calling a man of integrity?
      Do you know how many offences Buhari committed by appointing a criminal fugitive
      and promoting that same criminal fugitive as Director of the federal civil service?
      Do you know there is what the lawyers call “obstruction of justice”, which is a
      criminal offence? Do you know there is something else that the lawyers call
      “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 sheer nonsense by calling Buhari a man of integrity.
      Just repeat it once more. You’ll see the other side of me. What nonsense are you writing?

  • man leader

    @Mufu- Ola

    Your ignorance and stupidity is irredeemable.

  • Man_Enough

    You don’t have to stampede the president. the situation requires study. Questions have to be asked, issues have to be verified. Or why not go and ask him. you people just sit there and speculate. this is a media war against the president. First they tried by all means to link him directly with the recall knowing fully well that he had been away on sick vacation. could this be another corruption monster fighting back?

    • emmanuel

      It is corruption (Buhari) fighting back and trying to collect all the monies he lost in the past as serial election looser. Accountant General only released the N22 million to Maina with verbal approval fro Buhari the enemy of Nigeria

  • Ken

    Buhari is the man who recalled Maina

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      The truth hurts but it must prevail. Buhari knows more than he is play-acting.

  • Kamoru

    He will not do anything. In his bigoted thinking he was hoping the HOS was involved one way or another so that she can be made the scape goat. Alas it was hi northern cabal that carried out the misguided act of imprudence alone.

    • utolason

      That’s exactly my thought!

    • Alhaji

      1000% correct

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    This is a tough call for Buhari, all his kitchen cabinet and himself were in the deal to bring back this guy…and there are no Igbos to retire or Yorubas to accept fall guy….we jus dey look !

    • FirecloudOFGOD

      Interesting!

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    I do not necessarily see Buhari’s tardiness in attending to this and other corruption issues before him necessarily reflect complicity of Buhari in Maina’s saga. I see a tired man overwhelmed with excessive weight of the problems of Nigeria. This, he articulated some months ago when he admitted he almost ran off when he realized the gravity of the nations problems!

    Now imagine that added to that is the stress of his past illness and the slow excruciating path to full recovery. I do sympathize with him. Anyway you look at it, there is a solution. The choice he eventually makes is his and his only. Either way, the nation continues to groan and creak under a leadership fatigued by the relentlessness and bravado shown by the perpetrators of corruption and their collaborators.

    Pray that Buhari maintains a firm and sensible rein over the affairs of this nation and he is able to slow things from getting to the point breakdown!

    • Foylce Ingram

      There is a whirlwind blowing. I pity people who pray for peace. God allows certain things to make His points clear. Of all powers, I like spiritual powers gotten from the right source because it doesn’t get voodood. Nigeria is heading to a destination and it has slipped into an autopilot mode and no prayers can reverse it until God’s will be done. Watch!

      • FirecloudOFGOD

        I do not know whom you serve, but the God I serve made the world, controls the affairs of all men and keeps the heavenlies working for everlasting! I guess we serve different gods. My God is omnipotent and omnipresent. Nigeria is a minor print in his affairs but he still cares deeply fo Nigeria and for you and me!

    • Daniel

      Let him resign.

      He cannot take our lives for a ride.

      Nigeria has too many problems for a clueless, corrupt and sick man to handle.

      • band olu

        Winners don’t quit & quitters don’t win!…..We will overcome Naysayers! ….

        • Daniel

          Take your political stupidity elsewhere.

        • Onike24

          Will we? The rot is way too deep; too deep. I am not Buhari but I am overwhelmed by acts of corruption in Nigeria. So bad is it that teaching your children not to steal is like sending them to a sword fight with a rolled up paper. I don’t see any sunny uplands it’s too late..,

    • Kenny

      Are you in Nigeria, Sir?? The job of President is a serious job. When the person occupying that position is not discharging his responsibilities well, the whole country suffers. It is not a responsibility driven by sentiment, Sir.

      • FirecloudOFGOD

        Do you speak English? If you do, read what I wrote and I trust that those with deep cognition know that what I said is deeper than what your superficial response indicates. Read my comment slowly this time then you will get it. Have a wonderful day my friend.

    • concernednigerian

      The best option is for Buhari to resign honourably and attend full-time to his health challenges.

  • 678

    I don’t know why many Nigerians don’t know that PMB is not the one ruling Nigeria. Abba Kyari is the one. PMB says what Abba Kyari wanted him to say. PMB is a rubber-stamp president. PMB is an OLD Lion who only BARK and cannot kill even a mouse.
    We need a new fresh political party in Nigeria. Say No to PDP and APC!!!

    • band olu

      Lions don’t bark, they roar! …

      • Daniel

        How well has the lion been roaring?

        We now have a heap of corruption cases on Buhari ‘s desk.

        You guys should have some shame.

        This government is a disaster.

        • band olu

          D lion has roared….Who will not fear? …Amos 3:8…u will see d results very soon….

          • Daniel

            The height of political mumuism is supporting failure when you obviously know it is failure.

            Stop being a mumu for Buhari.

            He has failed irredeemably.

          • Onwuneme Peter

            Guy na lie I no believe you.
            Let’s call a spade a spade this present administration has failed from the beginning but are still playing sympathy thing cos of personal love they….him.

        • Arabakpura

          You mean the lion that was chased away from office by rats?

          • band olu

            Na u sabi! ….

  • Mizch

    Is this scandal a diversion from focusing on NNPC scandal?

    • Daniel

      We are focused.

      We are counting the scandals.

  • ACTION MAN in ACTION

    He is neither deaf nor dump but don’t expect him to utter a word on this. And here is his score card on fighting corruption : Babachir IDP GRASSGATE: Silence 100% Action 0%. Abba KyariMTNGATE: Silence 100% Action 0%. Baru NNPC: Silence 100% Action 0%, Ayo IKOYIGATE: Silence 100% Action 0%, Aso Villa Clinicgate: Silence 100% Action 0%, BURUTais DUBAI HOUSEGATE: Silence 100% Action 0%, Malami MAINAGATE : Silence 100% Action 0%, DAMBAZAU MAINAGATE: Silence 100% Action 0%, ABDUL RASHEED MAINA PENSIONGATE: Silence 100% Action 1%.

    • Onwuneme Peter

      Nawaooo make una see the government wey dey fight corruption.

  • Maitama Tamabari

    It is getting to a level of illiteracy because Mr. President has given his position which the media carried out where some attacked him and Femi ADESINA clarified which I concurred that the Head of Service and the Federal Civil Service Commission are responsible in carrying his directive following the due process. The Head of Service caused the mess because the Office is sensitivity processing center of civil servants. When AGF gave his opinion based on Federal Court decision that Maina dismissal from service was wrong because it was done out of political exigency without due process, the Head of Service would have been expected to keep Maina at Head of Service office until the civil service conduct further investigation, evaluation and consultation after complying with the Federal High Court ruling in returning Maina into the service. Instead, the Head of Service posted him to Ministry of Interior. This is where the problem lies not with the Presidency where it has no hand in the administration of civil servants in Nigeria.

    • Factual Bob

      Stop misleading yourself and insulting the intelligence of rationale Nigerians.Contrary to claim by the AGF Abubakar Malami that Maina was given clean-bill-of-health by the a court of competent jurisdiction, a copy of the judgment obtained by Vanguard on Wednesday, revealed that the court merely quashed a warrant of arrest that was issued against the former pension boss by the Nigerian Senate. The judgment which was delivered on March 27, 2013, by Justice Adamu Bello of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court (now retired), only faulted the process that led to the issuance of the warrant of arrest against Maina. The court however did not clear Maina of allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he embezzled pension fund to the tune of N2billion. The court, in its judgment, equally did not insulate Maina from EFCC’s investigations. Rather, Justice Bello advised Maina to surrender himself to the authorities investigating the alleged N2 billion fraud.
      The rogue Malami as usual deliberately twisted the aforesaid judgement to suit his evil intentions,and when The Head of Service ignored his advice,bypassed her office and went to the Civil Service Commission to seal their dirty deal.You should be ashamed of yourself for knowing the truth and dancing around it for sectional interests.

    • olowoyojoel

      You lie, we know better. Stop fooling yourself