Buhari has to be called to order, no one is in charge of this govt, Senator says

Nigerian Senate Chambers
Nigerian Senate Chambers used to illustrate the story.

The Senate was on Wednesday thrown into a rowdy session when a lawmaker, Biodun Olujimi, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of losing authority on his administration.

Mrs. Olujimi, PDP-Ekiti, was responding to a motion on the face-off between Nigeria’s security agencies raised by Dino Melaye, Kogi-APC.

Officials of the State Security Services, SSS, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were involved in a showdown on Tuesday when EFCC operatives attempted to arrest the immediate past Director-General of the SSS, Ekpenyong Ita.

A similar scenario also played out when SSS operatives prevented the anti-graft agency from arresting the former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.

Presenting the motion, Mr. Melaye called on the Senate to take an urgent action on the incidents he described as “recipe for national disaster”.

“Mr. President, the media and the social media, print and electronics have been awash with a disaster that took place yesterday. The EFCC went to the residence of the former Director General of the SSS, Ita Ekpeyong, to effect an arrest and the Directorate of State Security stopped the EFCC from arresting him. That created environmental brouhaha. The whole environment and neighbours were stopped from lawfully gaining entrance into their homes because of this confusion.

“Same yesterday, the EFCC wanted to arrest the former DG NIA, Mr. Oke. Also, the officers of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency stopped that arrest. We are not here to say who is at blame. We have been embarrassed before the international community. That two sister agencies will engage in fisticuffs, arrest and stoppage of arrests. Mr. President, this is a recipe for national disaster.”

Commenting on Mr. Melaye’s motion, Mrs. Olujimi said President Buhari had lost his authority as ‘nobody’ was in charge of the current administration.

“Right now, we have a situation whereby nobody is in charge of anything and we cannot honestly blame anyone for what is happening. The truth is that you cannot go to the house of a security agent, a man who had kept the secrets of Nigeria for so long, and just try to arrest him like chicken.

“Mr. President, there has to be someone that we can hold responsible when two brothers are fighting. The person that is supposed to be held responsible has not done anything, is not doing his work.

“This is the first time we’ll see gross irresponsibility in government whereby there is no arbiter. No one to come in between two agencies that belong to only one person. The two agencies report to one person, the presidency and now we find them fighting on the pages of the newspapers, it’s a shame. We are calling on the President, he has to sit up, he should be up and doing. Call these people to order.”

She questioned the president on why a new nominee for the position of Chairman of EFCC has not been sent to the Senate.

“Mr. President, you will remember that we rejected Mr. Magu as Chairman of EFCC and up till today nothing has been said about it. The Senate is divided. Nobody has come out to say we need to resolve the issue.

“After all, there are 170 million Nigerians, all of a sudden, we are saying only one person can do this job. Mr. President, something has to be done, the presidency has to be called to order. Nobody is in charge of this government. Nobody is in charge and somebody needs to be in charge.”

Mrs. Olujimi’s statement threw the house into a rowdy session as senators on both the ruling and opposition raised their voices to defend their own.

The Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, in response cautioned Mrs. Olujimi against making such statements, noting that President Buhari is in “full control of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

“Even when Mr. President was away to attend to his health, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, was in full control.

“The statement by our colleague is unacceptable. It’s not right, it is wrong,” he said amidst a roar of ‘Yes’ from senators who raised their voices in support.

“My opinion about what happened is that, could it be that EFCC did not get the right kind of document to arrest those people?

“If they did, then the security agencies are wrong. Only the investigation would reveal this.”

The senate resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the clashes involving the SSS, EFCC, and NIA over the arrest of Messrs. Oke and Ekpeyong and to report its findings in two weeks.


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  • Arabakpura

    There is no reason to politically shout the woman down! Nobody is manisfestly in charge! The in-fighting in the administration is alarming and embarrassing! Thank God there is no “Grace” around Gen Buhari; we would have been heading to another Zimbabwe!

    The President must sit up and recover his mojo! He appears like somebody being teleguided and at the end, he will call his erring boys to reconcile and stop washing their dirty linens in the public view of Nigerians!

    I cannot believe this level of indiscipline being showcased under the watch of Gen Buhari! It was the same aloofness that reared IPOB!

    • princegab

      Chickens are only coming home to roost bro, pmb has never be in control. He will never be for the rest of his term.
      It’s deliberate though, so others could do the looting on his behalf.

      • Sanssouci

        I think you really got it right, I always felt he lost control dues to sickness etc… but I think you are correct he actually never was in control

    • White cane

      What do you know, so you want to belive this senators thqat are looking for way to sell Nigeria

      • Arabakpura

        I don’t know anything but I know one thing: Buhari is not in charge!

  • emmanuel

    The suggestion that the man who returned from Buhari’s medical vacation was a man from Sudan who had to undergo plastic surgery to have look like Buhari seem to be adding up lately.
    The cabal seem to know that they cannot respect someone who does not have the authority of the President, so they do what they like.
    Those man who has been around only do what has been rehearsed before coming out. Anything not well choreographed is ignored.
    This is why we are in a state of anarchy.
    I have sang this song like a broken record, Nigeria is in a state of anarchy and the National Assembly must do something about it.
    There is a deliberate game to precipitate commotion such that those who want power without knowing what to do with it would have their way.
    The National Assembly only exist in the book, which include allowance collecting books and nothing more, mainly of worn out Nigerians who spend their time sleeping when in plenary, just like the former Zimbabwean President.

    • Olu-Lion

      your first and third paragraph betrayed your academic qualifications. Infact Nnamdi Kanu is more intelligent than you.

      • Fernando Luis

        Olodo ofe-nmanu. Mr running mouth without power.

      • emmanuel

        Hahahahaha, do not change your moniker when i begin to engage you, because I have seen more cowards and unexposed fellows like you. Before long, they scamper to safety. You are too little to be engaged.
        However, i wish to accept my academic inadequacies for the purpose of your argument and appeal that you tutor me a little on what i need to do to upgrade.

      • iwe paul

        I don’t think i saw any paragraph in emmanuel’s write-up,unless there is another definition of paragraph in English Language

    • Biafran 1967

      Mugabe is more intelligent and has been a better president than all Nigerian presidents from 1960 to date. He actually loves Afrca and Zimbabwe whatever his faults unlike the thieves in Nigeria.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The regime has no regard for the rule of law. Every security boss and cabal operative can give and refuse orders .They only unite when they plan to kill Igbo youths extra-judicially.

    • princegab

      The woman senator was right, pmb has never be in control. Lootings are done on his behalf. The unfortunate thing is that pmb lacks the understanding that so many nigerians know that a cabal is set up to loot for him. He is playing the ostrich. Feeding fat soiling others hands. He’s is the integrity the integrity of house of cards. 2nd term for him will be disaster for naija.

      • Abbakar Musa

        If you vex better go and commit suicide

        • Usher- Join The Revolution

          Absolutely

        • princegab

          No one needs to vex sir, we are mortals but the country is not, though could change name. Good government will surely come or our days are numbered.
          Please, don’t forget to vote out pmb for posterity. Thanks.

          • progressive

            Your own vote won’t count Nigerians are suddenly behind buhari he has done a lot.

          • Arabakpura

            You must be suffering from acute illusion! You want us to waste many valuable months as a country again when he goes on his regular sabbatical? You want Zimbabwe to be better than Nigeria?

          • Biafran 1967

            Zimbabwe is already better than Nigeria. It has always been better than Nigeria.

        • progressive

          I think he needs too the era of impunity is over

        • Jon

          See below:

          Check the records: $2.1 billion stolen or missing when he was Petroleum minister in 1977. $1.1 billion stolen or missing when he was chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund in 1997. Now, under his watch, $26 billion stolen or missing under the guise of contract award. Are these not a pattern of bad behavior that should have been punished in Western Civilized Societies? Look again the pattern of ethnic cleansing under his brutal and tyrannical regime

          V

        • White cane

          lolz

      • Arabakpura

        And to think that there is a possibility of another 4 years? Forbid it Almighty God!

        • progressive

          There is possibility of 4yrs you can’t stop him

          • Arabakpura

            You can’t put him alone either!

      • progressive

        Why won’t you support all bed of the same feather, if you like use all the tactics you know how to use you will still fail with your evil plot

      • White cane

        What do you know about being in control?

        • Arabakpura

          You must be a mono-syllabic individual!

      • THEARGUMENTATOR

        I can see you talk like one who knows the strategy of stealing. That is why u can think all this on your own and think it’s what others do. PMB is a straight good man that always fight such. I will not support your claim cos you have no evidence . PMB all the way.

        • Jon

          Check the records: $2.1 billion stolen or missing when he was Petroleum minister in 1977. $1.1 billion stolen or missing when he was chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund in 1997. Now, under his watch, $26 billion stolen or missing under the guise of contract award. Are these not a pattern of bad behavior that should have been punished in Western Civilized Societies? Look again the pattern of ethnic cleansing under his brutal and tyrannical regime

        • princegab

          I just woke up but you are still sleeping bro. Pmb is corrupt sir

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        There is no form of corruption carried out by the cabal without Buhari’s awareness and approval, be it nepotism, looting, massacres etc.

        • princegab

          Not being in control is deliberate, it is a pretxt to loot the treasury using others. They will kill efcc before they leave power. pmb is too corrupt, “platinum corrupt”.

    • progressive

      Don’t be settlement on this issue why do you have to include tribaLism in what you are saying

      • focus

        Y did you leave nigeria as an issue here and included political party. Don’t allow me call you coconut head. After elections, it is governance but you still sound like an expert in opposition forgetting you in government. Mtcheeew

  • realist

    Jobless senators, ad hoc committee to investigate almost everything without any power of enforcement.

    • Usher- Join The Revolution

      Lol

    • progressive

      They are jobless indeed they are justill busy eating tax payers money without doing the right thing

    • White cane

      Big jobless

  • callistus u owuamanam

    The same people will go to court to stop the investigation. Where did we go with all the investigations of the senate? Somebody says it all, nobody is incharge of this country.

    • progressive

      The senator who has accused the president that he is not in charge should also direct such comment to Fayose as well who is busy sharing rice but he abandoned his duty

  • Hamza

    I am apolitical. Honestly PMB is very very docile. Unassertive. He does not even cough, frown, talk-less of raising his voice to pass a message. It is rather unfortunate! Body language is dead.
    It is rather unfortunate. We need a leader who can bark orders and who will instill fear in his appointees. I said it before Buhari is too tolerant and docile. From when his townsman Daura Lawal started to openly challenge the appointment of Magu, some of us knew this is what will continue to happen. His appointees undermining and embarrassing his govt.
    Look at the actions of Lawal Daura, look at the incompetence of Malami, look at the allegations against his police Chief, look at the boko haram war and the military propaganda, look at the scandals in this govt!
    Buhari is in charge but he is not in charge.
    Drama everyday!
    Wahala dey!

    • progressive

      You must all complain I can see the bitterness in you how you pdp e rats are just looking for all means to regain power but by lying in the media won’t help at all Nigerians are out there to decide

      • Hamza

        Excuse me, may I know you? Can’t you comprehend what was written above? PMB is not infallible. He is prone to errors.
        It is people like you sycophants that mislead and misinform leaders.
        Why would I be bitter? I just pity people who put so much faith in the system. I am not bitter. I don’t care about any bloody politician. They are all the same. Even your celebrated God Buhari is not much different.
        Carry your APC and PDP wahala away from me abegi!

        • Mudash Sinzy

          Understand hamza she is of the president.

          • Hamza

            Go back to school please!

      • Maintain

        Must it be PDP or APC? Y do u detest constructive criticism on a pure national matters? So every person that identifies with PDP is anti – nigeria? No wonder we are suffering and smiling.

    • White cane

      Go and seat down when he act harshly now you will be the first to say that he does not follow due process

      • Hamza

        U don’t understand at all!
        There is nothing like acting harsh. If I am the boss, I expect my appointees to tune in and broadcast on the same wavelength I move. How can my appointee undermine me with impunity? He must realize his mistake and change or he gets fired.
        Even people with loyalty elsewhere are tolerated. Jummai Alhassan is still in govt. There are so many scandalous actions by the officials of this govt. Yet, not one person has been sanctioned till this moment. No cabinet reshuffle/sacking despite the seeming incompetence of some of the officials.
        Abeg keep sentiments aside. Nigeria needs a strong and radical leader. If it is sentiments, I am in a better position to LOVE Buhari. As a muslim and northerner. Yes.

        • Guest

          Do you want Buhari of 1983 or 2017 your pick Sir…as for me and other Nigerians, a Democrat Buhari is better than an Intolerant judge & jury dictator.

    • dele20

      Continue fooling yourself as if we the masses are dense to perceive the great efforts of PMB.

      PMB is doing the right thing,stop criticising

      • Hamza

        I pity you.
        The man is trying, no doubt. But he can do better. It is sad for a person that can score 80% to be hanging around 55% or thereabouts. The problem with you black people is you have no ambition. You are comfortable with mediocrity.

        Imagine if he had a better team, very efficient officials. The achievements would be better.
        Can you believe that boko haram is still deadly and potent. Lawal Daura should deploy his SSS in the North-East so that they can trace the source human bombs.
        Stop being sentimental like a woman in love. Use your head My Friend.

        • forestgee

          Excellent. I share your sentiments.

    • Anonymous

      Stop wastong ur time reply these idiots, sentimental and emotional people are not intelligent, they attack persons instead of addresing issues, people have bee teling Buhari for a long time that his kitchen cabinet are notorious theives, thry have been calling for replacements or re-shuffling of kitchen cabnet members and ministers as is done in standard countries, but what do u expect, we have a mediocre semi-illiterate, dullard, moron president, he is afraid of using his own private office, i hear today he moved to his wofes office, he doesnt know who to trust, he is caged and just a sybol of government, ask buhari waht he hopes to,achieve in heakth, education, power, manufactuirng, economy etc he goves daft answers and his people are crooks who know that Buhari is not qualified or compwtent to see or umderstand fraud, he does not understand the documents he signs, it is his crook Chief of staff that interpretes for himhe apointed people to run his government of agenda and they are doing their own thing on the side. I AM HOPING AN DPRAYING THAT HE WILL DEBATE OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES JIST LIKE WILLIE OBIANO DID IN ANAMBRA, bit offourse to sentimental peopleit does not matter for a president to communciate his ideas and plans? In the 22nd century? Wonderful, how sentimetal can one get if truly he is the man then why shield him from debate?

  • tinubuthief

    It is in the history that the Ekiti born are very bold just like the people of Kabba in Kogi State. The truth must be told that Buhari is completely inefficient in governance.

    • progressive

      I will continue to say it those who are accusing buhAri are still wanting to come back to come and steal that is why they were using the media to attack buhari

      • woman leader1

        Exactly, they are really beefing him, no money free money as usual

        • dele20

          PMB is truly leading us in the right way

          • woman leader1

            Yes oo

      • dele20

        There is no even rooms for corruption, all Tue corruption paths have been clogged by PMB’s led government

  • progressive

    Those who accusing buhAri that he is not control of his government must be sick they must checked themselves before they utter such comment

    • White cane

      don’t mind those ignorant men

    • woman leader1

      They are really ignorance.

      • speechtherapy

        I see you jobless jesters are back in town….

        • woman leader1

          You make no sense

    • dele20

      You are right

  • Pawa2

    I supported all that she said until she said “The truth is that you cannot go to the house of a security agent, a man who had kept the secrets of Nigeria for so long, and just try to arrest him like chicken.”, That sentence betrayed her motive; which appears to be just to discredit government rather than make recommendations that will move us forward. No person is beyond arrest and nobody should be if we want o build a fair and just nation. Both the SSS/DSS or whichever organisation prevented EFCC from carrying out its legitimate work should be called to order.

    • focus

      If you know what she meant, you would have given her thumbs-up. Nobody is above the law but you become extra careful, swift, cautious and professional in such a venture so u don’t end up burning down your house in search of a percieved rat. These the two most secret organisations in nigeria so we thread with absolute caution before we sell ourself out. Those guys I tell you have even what the president can not account for. I did not say it for you to agree. Caution is the word or EFCC goes down.

      • Pawa2

        I do not agree with you. Nigeria is not the only country where heads of security organisations will be prosecuted. There are already laws in place to deal with ex-security officers who put the security of the nation into danger through dangerous disclosures. As far as I know one of these people has already been probed by a Presidential committee and found guilty, and was subsequently sacked. Presidents in many countries have been tried, so there should be no reason to treat anyone as a sacred cow. I am not sure how Nigeria’s house can be burnt down because an ex-security chief is tried for corruption. They are not the first ex-security chiefs and they will not be the last.

    • Mudash Sinzy

      Oga,she knows better than you. They are powerful more than they should.

      • Pawa2

        It is not about what someone knows, it is about the way things ought to be.

    • YahayaOmaye

      I totally agree with you. What of countries that have jailed their President after leaving office for offences commited while in office? The. Senator got it wrong on that point. They (senators) hate Efcc for reason known to Nigerians. God help our country.

    • Hamza

      Buharis Daura Man is in charge of SSS. It is another way of challenging Magu. Yet Baba is there sleeping. He does not even cough so that his officials can get their acts together. It is indeed an unpleasant and unnecessary rivalry that undermines the govt. EFCC should be able to arrest whoever!

      • Pawa2

        Let us be fair, Buhari can not know everything the SSS is doing on a daily basis. I think what he does about it now that he knows about it should be used to judge him. If I were him, heads should roll at the DSS. The SSS/DSS should be to blame here. If they knew the EFCC was planning to arrest those men and they were against it they should have asked for the opinion of the President. I find it difficult that the President would have constituted a panel to probe one of the guys, that panel found that person guilty, the President accepted the findings of the panel and sacks that person, then prevents that person from being investigated by EFCC. It will not make sense. Let us see how things pan out.
        The problem with this administration is that they do not do things quickly. In normal circumstances I would have expected that the President would have made a decision by now or latest by the end of today.

    • forestgee

      EFCC should have first given those people invitation to appear…this idea of seeking public drama only to lose the cases in Court is something I cannot understand.

      • Pawa2

        Corruption cases are difficult to prosecute; especially in a country where a lot of the people in the judiciary have benefited (and are still benefiting) from the proceeds of corruption. Having said that, EFCC have actually won some corruption cases and have been able to claim back some stolen money. Most of the bigger cases are still pending in court because defence lawyers find ways of delaying cases and are supported by either weak or corrupt judges (or both). The judiciary has to get its act in order. In most cases, a judge should be able to be bold to say he/she will conclude a case in 3 months and warn the prosecution and defence lawyers that he/she will not entertain delaying tactics. We have had cases where an accused had agreed he/she was wrong and was ready to make a deal with government; only to turn around and plead not guilty in court. That is because he/she had been approached by one on these so-called SANs who told them they could win the case for them or get it delayed until a new government comes in who will withdraw the cases.

      • Pawa2

        We don’t know if EFCC had invited them earlier. Maybe that is why they had reinforced their security. In this case, it was the DSS that created the drama. Also, in some cases, drama is part of the deterrent against corruption. If you don’t want EFCC calling at your home, do not engage in shady activities. It is not only EFCC that does it, the FBI and many security/anti-corruption organisations do it.

  • Anonymous

    Is Buhari truly in charge? Excuse me pleas but if truky i am president and commander-in-chief dem no born any of my appointees to send message to senate to reject an appointee i nominated for confirmation 2 times, dem no born thst person well, it is a slap to my face, if anybldy has any grieviances let him seek it with me but for DSS to send message twice to deny a presidents nomination of Magu as EFCC chairman, means i am not in charge, like banchir Lawal said “WHO IS THE PRESIDENCY” the presidnecy na we we, Buhari is afraid of usong his own presidential office, just today i heard he has moved to his wifes office, he is afraid of rats, AC etc and the source is not PD
    People, ot is APC people, it is the people who have opportunity to come close to Buhari, if Buhari ismin charge why will he be taking so long to replace or re-shuffle? Why not issue queries and punishment for erring parties? No, Bujari is not truly in charge, he is weak, he appointed peopple to help him champion his agenda and they are doing their own thing on the side cus they have seen Buhari finish, mark my words, nobody will disturb Babachir Lawal, it was not by chance that his cousin Boss was given his job, it was to placate babachir and keep him quiet cus as SGF, babachir Lawal knows 90% of everything, there is no money that does not pass through his office, and those that do not pass he has knowledge.

  • White cane

    Those senators are ignorant men that has very interior motive , we Nigerians know them they should go and seat down . let them keep eating our money without doing any work . one day is one day

    • woman leader1

      Their days are numbered.

      • dele20

        Exactly ooo

    • dele20

      The senators are unserious elements

      • Olatubosun

        Sure..
        You got it right

      • Abi Balogun

        People like you are the problem with this country, when citizens criticized the govt. or the presidency, we shouldn’t take it in a negative way. What the senator said is the truth and the presidency should take it as a constructive criticism and try to fix the problem. You should come to the USA and see how the two main parties criticize their president if they think is wrong on some issues.

    • Olatubosun

      They no nothing

  • woman leader1

    Nigerians want president Muhammad Buhari and he his given you all sleepless nights

  • woman leader1

    All this senators are always saying trash.

    • dele20

      Don’t mind rye senators, let them continue displaying trash

      • Olatubosun

        Don’t mind the yeye senators

  • dele20

    PMB is ruling the masses positively and leading us in the right way

    • Agba

      With power supply,with enough job,with boko haram killing here and there,with Fulani heardsmen killing Famers..

      • front man

        You do not need to flaunt your stupidity here guy

    • Olatubosun

      Sure…
      President Mohammed buhari is working towards a great development of our nation

  • rules_emmanuelO.

    And the show of (no) shame continues. Talk about irresponsible leadership!

  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    Theres nothing new here. It happens all over the world and its called “Inter-agency rivalry”. But on the other Hand arresting a former intelligence chief is solely the responsibility of intelligence agencies and then they are prosecuted in secret just trials and if found guilty they are kept in intelligence agency prisons for clandestine operatives (Holes without a window and the door keys are kept but the hole is thrown away) . secrets are kept this way. you cant allow everyone have access to intel/state secrets in the brains of a current or former intelligence chief.

    • Agba

      To you Nigeria is among the nation you are talking about?

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        yes. Intelligence agencies operate on different clandestine rules than everyone else.

    • The facts

      Where in the world has it got to a stage where one security agency will prevent another one from arresting someone? Where in the world has an agency written a security report against a President’s nominee and the president hasn’t done anything to sort the issue out? Where please?

      • front man

        Ask Google, your paid masters are the ones trying to distarbilize pmb administration

        • The facts

          Honestly, I can’t really response to your comment because it’s senseless.

      • Olatubosun

        You need serious medication

        • Abi Balogun

          pls. answer the man questions, I think you are not be objective in your assessment of the situation, I live in the western world and up-till now, i have not witnessed anything like this anywhere except in our great country.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            Living in the west and working with western intelligence services are two different things. because these countries are advanced and everything is in place for years now. But truth is if intelligence agencies screw up there they cover their deeds to avoid a national embarrassment.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        “””Where in the world has an agency written a security report against a President’s nominee and the president hasn’t done anything to sort the issue out? Where please?”””” Apparently in Nigeria. But the point is this, intelligence agencies arent just another government agency. The bosses”of these clandestine group have knowledge of good and evil past, present or future national secrets/atrocities. They wouldn’t want an agency without the clearance to interrogate someone who has had the highest state clearance. And two lets say for example, the EFCC operatives can be ambushed en-route to their office with these and our ex intelligence chief adopted by rogue nations. More over the men are under house arrest thus the DSS and NIA people guarding their houses

        • The facts

          Well, I won’t get involved in your conspiracy theories. But when were those two guys put under house arrest and by who?

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            conspiracy theory? not at all. what i said is described as a possibility. “””hope for the best, plan for the worst”””(leon Panetta). Have you all not wondered why ex CIA directors dont travel on their own without diplomatic embassy protection? that is because the world court has arrest warrants for most former CIA directors for crimes against humanity.

            “””But when were those two guys put under house arrest and by who?”””” They have been indicted by the report. The next thing is to mount security at their homes and as escort with them so they dont take flight, cause these guys are a flight risk.

  • Decimator

    At last the Anarchy we have been warning of has established itself.

    Now it is playing out to be ;

    Either a country without a president

    or

    A President of a non-existing country.

    Just the begining.

    • front man

      This is pure hatred for pmb

      • forestgee

        Confusion within Executive is self inflicted NOT hatred by another person!

    • Olatubosun

      You need serious deliverance

      • Decimator

        Deliverance from the Anarchy, you and your fellow Hateful advocates of “No-Hate-Speach Mantra” have inflicted on the Nigeria Enclave.

        On that note yes.

        Sorry

    • Ad

      Correct. I have nothing to add.

  • front man

    Nothing to call, president muhammed buhari remain the main man for the job

    • Olatubosun

      Sure my guy

  • Olatubosun

    Buhari is really uplifting this country of ours…..

    • emmanuel

      nitwit. you have flooded this page with your senseless comments using upto thirty monikers. shameless minion.
      Unfortunately, you are meant to be one of the brainers used by Liar to run his things in the online platforms with these trails of infamy.

  • Dr Emiley Ann Fatimbo

    How can a man who gives orders that all Nigerian Army personnel must now learn Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa regardless of your own ethnicity be said to be in charge? We all know Buhari’s brain is np longer functioning properly. E.g., IPOB are terrorists while Fulani herdsmen are criminals. Families of 28 Nigerians dead at sea deserve no condolence messages to their families but families of casualties in earthquake in Iran & Iraq deserve condolence message from presidency…etc, etc Were Nigeria a country what Buhari deserves would be a Mugabe treatment. Military intervention. Too old and senile to lead. Period!

  • Tito

    buhari should just die or resign or both. So that Nigerians caan celebrate freedom at last like Zimbabwe. 78 people dead withing 36 hours all from terrorist attacks and the president does not deem it fit to address the nation. Instead he is talking about committee for investigating imaginary stolen assets

    • Olusola

      Please stop; “…thou shall not revile the leaders of thy people….”! That is in the bible.

  • Chukwuka Okoroafor

    Some individuals in the spiritual world have long said that the presidential seat is vacant and now Senator Olujimi is confirming this. As Jonathan was in a cage by his own admission, Buhari too is in one. The national crisis that I and others feared seems to be coming closer and closer. Of course we pray to reach 2019 without a crisis. Either way, a new nation is being born.

  • newday

    In fact the feud between army & police has been the new normal. Thanks to the senator for the call out.

    • Julius

      The feud has been going on for years…nothing new !. It was even worst during the civil war !

      • emmanuel

        Always post craps and never courageous to discuss the failings of his masters. That is witchcraft.

        • Julius

          okoro, that’s what you got from my comment ? You drunk again…vermin .

          • emmanuel

            Wetin concern Civil war for this matter, except that you want readers to believe that this government is not complicit in the ongoing anarchy?

          • Julius

            Moron, that was when the whole rivalry, feud erupted in a big way and still going on today . Read some books..idiot !

          • emmanuel

            Oh PT i am sorry for mentioning Obasanjo and El-Rufai here. Make una nor vex, as you refused to publish it.
            No wahala, it is easy to know who the masquerades are.

  • Ohume romanus

    This is what happens when those in authority especially the president does not have respect for the courts. It bleeds lawlessness . a situation where some officials feels and act as if they are above the law. If i may ask why all these agencies that causes confusion all over. Shouldn’t the nigeria police handle this matters. The sss and the efcc are instrument of oppression and should be scraped.

  • FreeNigeria

    Animals run their kingdom better than Nigerian government run Nigeria.

  • Gerald Okoduwa

    What else do we expect from fellow looters when one of their own is being called to question? This long-mouthed senator is only angry that the long arm of the law is closing in on the previously ‘untouchables’ in her looting group. Under which law is a retired DSS or NIA Director immune from arrest if a crime is traced to them? They are only resisting arrest with the privilege of still being protected by serving officers. They are now private citizens and can be called to answer some questions about their past activities. When a senator does not even know the provisions of the law, then affairs are in a deplorable state. If our electoral system was above board, this quality of lawmaker would never have got to the senate.

    • Triple M

      Y is it dat APC bigot would never see and say the truth of any matter concerning dis good for nothing govt. Who is in charge? Y are you insulting someone that is already above you? Ask God to forgive u oooooo. Nigeria Pull Her Down syndrome

    • emmanuel

      There are precedents. Buhari never answered any court or panel summon before he became president. His government has also disobeyed court rulings, so evryone who has some powers must deploy such to the latter.
      That is anarchy instigated by Buhari himself. Herdsmen are never arrested or prosecuted, those who killed madam Bridget in Kano were known and never prosecuted. So who should submit himself to what authority?
      IGP was accused by a whistle blower who is in the Senate and the President filed a suit against the whistle blower even without investigation?

  • thusspokez

    Presenting the motion, Mr. Melaye called on the Senate to take an urgent action on the incidents he described as “recipe for national disaster”.

    Gosh I didn’t know that Mr. Melaye has a matured and serious side. He has always come through as a joker. No doubt the pending recall has forced him to grow up. Well done Dino Melaye. Sadly Mrs. Olujimi of PDP-Ekiti with her incoherent comments is the one grabbing the headlines.

    The truth is that you cannot go to the house of a security agent, a man who had kept the secrets of Nigeria for so long, and just try to arrest him like chicken.

    No one living in Nigeria is above Nigeria’s law, stúpid!

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      “”””The truth is that you cannot go to the house of a security agent, a man who had kept the secrets of Nigeria for so long, and just try to arrest him like chicken””””‘. That is actually true. Not that they cant be arrested, they only can be arrested by agents from intelligence agencies or secret service and not mere police men. The CIA has its law enforcement arm which arrest agents that committed atrocities. they also have cells specifically for their operatives. The FBI also has the power to arrest CIA people. Byt the NYPD etc cannot. its protection of state secrets. Buhari is meant to order the DSS or NIA or DMI to arrest itta and oke.

      • thusspokez

        The CIA has its law enforcement arm which arrest agents that committed atrocities. they also have cells specifically for their operatives. The FBI also has the power to arrest CIA people. Byt the NYPD etc cannot. its protection of state secrets.

        Of what relevance is this information to this discussion about Nigeria?

        Buhari is meant to order the DSS or NIA or DMI to arrest itta and oke.

        Yeah right, how often do America Presidents order Americans to be arrested?

        Under Nigerian law, everyone is equal; and that means that the law enforcement agencies have the power to arrest anyone including the president. They don’t required permission from the President Buhari to arrest anyone. Try and familiarise yourself with various Acts of parliament which created them. — you would find them online.

        • Olusola

          The guy made a valid submission. Magu should be called to order. Ribadu had Tafa Balogun investigated, he passed the file and recommendation to NSA who informed OBJ. Tafa was summoned and was ordered to report to EFCC, Ribadu’s men were by the gate to take him into custody. Uniformed services have tradition that are jealously guarded. A Ribadu or anyone working for him cannot arrest an IGP. Oke retired from the Army as a Maj gen. Ita Ekpenyong held a position in Nigeria equivalent to an IGP, Magu is just equal to commissioner of Police as I am not aware of his promotion to an AIG. It means Magu can one day claim Buhari himself is not above the law (true as it is, you cannot do a damn thing – even if he should waive his own immunity like OBJ did, you still cannot arrest him until impeached and removed from office), Saraki for instance cannot be arrested like everyday Nigerians. Their security details have orders; keep your detail alive or die protecting him. Those security details will have to answer if the two were just arrested. Their jobs are not to interpret court orders valid as it may be. There are procedures in place to have such men in custody. Magu should follow due process.

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          you are very correct. But sadly in Nigeria the president has so much power that high profile issues needs his directives. And that is such a shame.

      • Olusola

        The facts are these two were invited, they refused to go and I presume because they know EFCC will treat them the same way they have treated all service chiefs. Also perhaps, folks currently serving will have the cover blown off their heads they will prefer to use administrative blockades to prevent their arrest. Truth is, we have gone down so low; else you will not have a four star or even one star General involved in common theft. Your thinking is wired in the refined army personnel elsewhere in the world but the Nigerian ones are just common thieves both serving and retired. You are right about the modes of their arrest, Military police can arrest Oke, he retired as a Maj.Gen in the army.

  • Suleiman Alatise

    Stear in a tea cup.

  • thusspokez

    “Even when Mr. President was away to attend to his health, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, was in full control.

    No, he wasn’t in control; he allowed Nigeria to descend further into chaos and anarchy. For example, Yemi Osinbajo sat on his hands even as the terrorist Kanu who was under bail, went around the country insulting and undermining his government, the law enforcement agencies and the Nigerian constitution.

    • Otile

      Unapologetic bigot.

      • UDO

        Thusspokez is telling the truth

    • igboham

      Your fellow Nigerians are being bought and sold in Libya others are dying in the desert or sea.
      They are all running away from your beloved country but all you think about is Kanu this or that. Do you really care about your country or just hatred for Biafra?

      • thusspokez

        Do you really care about your country or just hatred for Biafra?

        Do a little bit of thinking and you shall conclude that caring for Nigeria and hatred of biafra are mutually exclusive.

        • igboham

          we agree that both cannot coexist considering my preamble. I have assigned one to you which I think is despicable and hypocritical. Nigerians call it swallowing panadol for another persons head ache. Thanks.

          • thusspokez

            …considering my preamble

            I don’t see any preamble.

            I have assigned one to you which I think

            You can “assigned” yourself the role of assigning things to other people, but I should remind you that you are inconsequential and so is what you think.

            Nigerians call it swallowing panadol for another persons head ache.

            If I am a Nigerian, then the terrorist Kanu and biafra should be my concern or ‘headache’ — not another person’s headache. (A little bit of thinking could help highlight flaws in your argument and save you much embarrassment.)

          • igboham

            I may be inconsequential but I do not believe as you appear to do that abusing Kanu on line has any effect on the thinking/.operations of IPOB. There are not many wise Africans who doggedly defend the boxes now called countries drawn on the map of Africa by Europeans during the scramble for Africa. You should also take the advice you offered to me – Think-. Do not forget Libya and blacks. Look up Adeyinka Grandson
            Good day.

          • thusspokez

            I don’t care what you believe! And good day to you!

  • Hussein Mahmood

    To say no one is in charge of government is a sound of frustration by someone who thinks the system is no favorable to his secret target. No one is in charge now because the corruption immunization vaccine is gaining momentum but, somebody was in charge when some group of people conspired and administered padding in budget. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

    • Triple M

      truth be told, no one is in control. D case of Maina, d case of NNPC Scandal and many more

    • thusspokez

      To say no one is in charge of government is a sound of frustration by someone who thinks the system is no favorable to his secret target.

      This statement makes no sense. Have you ever heard of something called logic?

    • m

      Hussein, you are a hypocrite. Because of your blind love for buhari, you may find yourself in HELL. only a useless father that is not in control of his house that will find his children fighting publically on the street. Buhari is not in control of this government and there are many indicators. Infact buhari is incompetent and clueless about what is going on in this government.

      • O-Jay 1

        Our people are only trying to be sentimental. They don’t to hear the truth. Each time truth is being said,because it does not go well with them, you’ll see the way they respond.

    • emmanuel

      Very hypocritical indeed. Which momentum are you talking about? there is no single person in this government that is not corrupt, including Buhari who uses all funny characters to steal for him. Just like the gargantuan scam at NNPC of $26 billion. He did in 1984 and in PTF.
      Both DSS and NIA knows already that the so-called arms money was not stolen by the PDP, but Dasuki applied funds they raised through their own means.
      If this useless government tells us that the PDP raised their campaign funds through questionable means, it would have been a different ball game. But to have sensationalise the issue on the backs of arms money is senseless and destructive political manoeuvring and propaganda.
      Part of the arms money was what Mr. Oke stole $43 million from when the APC government rather than focus on governance and check handover notes, threw all away and began to chase shadows.
      Let Buhari tell the world he did not know about the entire $289 million with the NIA, also that Magu did not inform him?

  • UDO

    What happened is the mystery behind the false report presented to the Senate about Magu. Such report should have first got to the Presidency before the Senate. However, the Ikoyi billions has exposed why some security agents wanted Magu out. They should be bold enough to respond to invitations by EFCC. If they have clean hands it should not degenerate to using court orders to arrest them. The Senator who is ranting should understand that the Rule of Law does not permit impunity. The officers who blocked administration of a Valid Court Order stand the risk of losing their jobs because they have to uphold the constitution. The security agencies are not higher than the constitution and even the president. For agents protecting former security chiefs to exhibit dastardly act does not mean no one is in charge. If the President rushes into the fray, the senator will be the first to castigate the president.

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  • Someone

    shes right. what is the nsa doing? sleeping?