Buhari replies Atiku on U.S. ban claim

Buhari in Berlin
President Muhammadu Buhari

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s claims in an interview that for about 15 years President Muhammadu Buhari could not enter the United States on account of his religious considerations is “a fictive concoction”, the president has said.

The response followed Mr. Abubakar’s interview published Saturday.

In a statement Saturday by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Mr. Buhari said:

“This fictive concoction being passed off as truth is mind boggling, coming from a former Number Two man of Nigeria, who should know the truth.

“At no time was President Buhari, as a private person, ever forbidden from entering any country in the world.

“Rather, the rest of the world has always held Muhammadu Buhari as a man of sterling qualities, strong on integrity, transparency and accountability. The same testimony is still borne of the Nigerian President by many world leaders today.

“It is curious that former VP Abubakar had been asked why he had not visited America for over a decade, something that had been a stubborn fact dogging his footsteps.

“Instead of answering directly, he begged the question, saying Buhari also had been disallowed from entering the same country for 15 years, before becoming President.

“We hereby make it resoundingly clear that what the former Vice President said only exists in the realm of his imagination. If he has issues to settle with American authorities, he should do so, rather than clutch at a straw.”


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  • davids

    Simple

  • Suleiman Alatise

    The man is funny, if these are the stuffs Atiku has as campaign, then it’s already a walk over.

    • kinsly

      Walk over long long time. Since he lost his Presidential primary to MKO Abiola.

  • dele20

    Atiku has no point, he has just displayed clownishness

  • dele20

    Atiku is a comedian

    • Tunsj

      I’ll drink to that.

  • Yusufu Abdullahi

    Mr. President we have all along known that it’s figment of his imagination because the Americans don’t behave the way Mr. Atiku described which is contrary to what we know about his dubious business partner who was caught with stack of dollars in a refrigerator.

  • dele20

    President Buhari is never forbidden from entering any country in the world.

    Muhammadu Buhari is a man of integrity, transparency and accountability.more greace to PMB’s elbow

    • Olatubosun

      You spoke well guy

  • Tunsj

    Atiku is desperate. He talk a lot without saying anything of significance. He wouldn’t be elected dog-catcher right now and in 2019.

  • omooba

    lol ATIKU is confused.He want to be president by all means.He has failed already hahahahahahah.

    • sab

      Same way GMB wanted to be president at all costs after losing out THREE TIMES. Thanks ti Tinubu that he (Buhari) finally got into Aso Rock. So AA can still make too!

    • Zakariyya Adesoji

      The most disappointing and annoying thing is that u still see some supposed mentally balanced youths clamouring for the likes of Atiku to come and govern us. I think they are bereaved of facts and figures about what corruption means.

  • Mani_Kay

    Atiku just said the obvious …… ISIS is not allowed in US and Buhari (a very bad smelling rubbish) has been an ISIS for years.

    • kinsly

      ISIS to your looting family you mean?

    • PolyGon2013

      You can disagree with Buhari, and that is ok. But to call our President a “bad smelling rubbish” is distasteful.

      • Mani_Kay

        Can’t you perceive his bad smell …. ethnic and religious?

        It is only in Nigeria that a rubbish like Buhari will parade himself as President …. a creation of quota and federal character!

      • ukoette ibekwe

        Didn’t you guys tout his body language as the magic wand. Don’t you consider body odour as an element of body language?

    • Abu-Mu’awiya

      You are a human with fish brain.

    • Zakariyya Adesoji

      Young man don’t you have better things to say? Respect others if you don’t respect yourself pls.

    • aisha ani

      Psych consult needed.

    • Dan maikoko

      If Buhari was ISIS then he would have been the best friend of America. Dont believe me, ask Assad of Syria.

  • persona

    Atiku just lost an election before getting on the ballot.
    We will not have a liar, crook and corrupt man on any ballot.
    He dug his own grave by himself. PDP candidates have materials to bury Atiku before the primaries.
    This is exactly what made him come 3rd in APC and now, he has began with lies.

  • Concerned

    It is patently obvious that Atiku’s claim is preposterous otherwise it would have been used in the desperate campaign of culmany against Buhari – which like the proverbial rolling stone has gatherered little dust
    What is significant is what the claim reveals about Atiku – he is patently a man who will make false representations and should never be trusted to lead our great nation

    • Tunsj

      Well said. All you have to do is listen to Atiku and you can see he hasn’t developed beyond a 4th grade intellect.

    • sab

      The ones that were used did you believe them?.All the pre election promises were they kept?.Did you even believe promises were ever made? Since 2001 when that Buhari declaration on Sharia was made in Kaduna did he ever till date deny it? Otherwise how come the herdsmen have killing people all over the nation yet action from the top to stem it?.Anyway, truth or not, I dont expect that to change now, after all, Femi Adesina and Shehu Garba must do the job for which they are paid.

  • M-olaniyi Odebode

    Why does anybody have to bother about Atiku’s fabrications? Atiku is so inordinately ambitious to become Nigeria’s president that he has resorted to peddling falsehoods. Nobody believes him!

  • aboki

    Inza ka fadi to fadi GASKIYA……!
    PMB has impicable record of honesty which cannot be denied by his enemies or political opponents.
    Nigeria is still a secular nation were every citizen is allowed to practice his religion under PMB.
    Those agitators of negative campaign against PMB has been demystify and shamed
    2019 is very close!

    • Mani_Kay

      Honesty and integrity my foot …. ask Maina!

      • Night Crawler

        Can a military general not have a school cert, please ask yourself

        • Godfrey Etokebe

          Buhari does not have one. Accept the fact and live with it.

        • Arabakpura

          Those days, they rose through the ranks! It will be difficult today, if not impossible! The man Buhari went to school but dropped out before exams; forget about the pictures!

        • share Idea

          Your question is valid for countries that have strong institutions and not like Nigeria were anything goes. It is not in Nigeria under Buhari that a fugitive came back to the country reinstated into civil service, and was promoted before the masses started shouting…Nigeria we hail thee

        • emmanuel

          Your question qualify you a Liar Mohammed minion as grossly ignorant and diabolical

      • aboki

        Indeed honesty your foot , what would be your head?
        With your 10As and 1st class degree coupled no of PHDs PMB is not your mate Mr Certificates.
        PMB records are glaringly apparent, you and your PAY MASTERS cannot take away!
        Keep on asking .
        History is real.

    • Arabakpura

      I don’t believe anyone of them yet but if Atiku fails to substantiate his allegations, he should just leave Nigeria alone! We are tired of deceitful people!

    • Night Crawler

      They have used different propaganda but didn’t work on him, to the extent of wishing him dead, but he came back alive, they will be dealt with again in 2019

      • Olatubosun

        Correct

  • Olatubosun

    Nigeria has been sanitised

  • Abu-Mu’awiya

    Atiku and other corrupt Nigerian elites were on this track for campaign of calumny for more than 16 years against PMB but they fails and will be failing continuously up to their individual graves,they are always exposing themselves and displaying their atrocities against Nigeria and Nigerians for that doing while glueing Mr. President to the hearts of Nigerians.Long live PMB,well meaning Nigerians and the federal republic of Nigeria.

  • Abdallah Kabir

    Atiku a seasoned bloody liar who is not ashame of himself is desperate to lead Nigeria and be the best treasury looter in the world.

  • Spoken word

    na wa for Atiku’s desperation.

  • Abdussalami Yaro

    Well, let us ask Atiku Abubakar one simple question. Why did America allowed Buhari to enter the country, two or more times before the 2015 elections? Don’t forget, Buhari even had an audience with President Obama then. Let Atiku reapply for visa now and shame us by visiting the US, period.

    • Alice ogbu

      When he enters the same agreement that BUHARI entered with them at the Chatham house.

      • emmanuel

        You understand International politics and diplomacy.
        The USA would issue a Visa to Evans Uwamadike if he has cause to deliver for them on a particular cause. The little minds and hardly exposed fellows who ply their trade here do not understand how things work in the world.
        Even IBB was allowed to see his dying wife in the USA some years ago

  • Seer

    DEAR EDITOR,

    There is nothing called FICTIVE CONCOCTION in English language. Such nonsense tautology is a disgrace to the seat of the president of a country.

    Femi Adesina probably first saw the word “fictive” on Sahara Reporters
    – used by the prose meister (names withheld) and liked it, but then ran
    with it, without understanding it’s use in grammatical context.

    The APC
    party Femi Adesina works for has a bad reputation for plagiarism and
    also for stealing anything capable of being stolen. No surprise therefore!

    In the context of Buhari’s exclusion from America for 15 years the word
    “fictive” has no sense if Buhari cannot show any 15 year beginning 1984
    (when he launched a coup and took over power) that he was not allowed
    entry or granted into the United States of America. Where such rebuttal
    with evidence is what’s 0 needed, the word “fictive” is irrelevancy in illiteracy.

    • The Vulture – King of Offal

      FICTIVE means. amongst others,
      : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of fiction : fictional.

      So, in the context used, I think it is valid.

      Also, I stand corrected and would appreciate a proper analysis of why it is semantically wrong – if it is.

      • Otile

        In mordern life have you ever heard of anybody speak of fictive? Even Shakespeare avoided such archaic phraseology. Why is Buhari going back to pre-Adamic Scottish vocabulary?

      • Seer

        @Asteroid19:disqus

        There is simply
        nothing called FICTIVE CONCOCTION in English language. Such nonsense tautology
        is a disgrace to the seat of the president of a country. Femi Adesina probably first
        saw the quaint word “fictive” on Sahara Reporters – used by the prose-meister
        (names withheld) and liked it, but then ran with it, without understanding its use in
        the grammatical context.

        The APC party Femi Adesina works for has a bad reputation for plagiarism
        and also for stealing anything capable of being stolen. No surprise therefore!

        In the context
        of Buhari’s exclusion from America for 15 years the word “fictive”
        has no sense if Buhari cannot show any 15-year beginning 1984 (when he did
        a coup and took over power) that he was not allowed entry or granted visa into
        the United States of America. Where such rebuttal with evidence is what’s really
        needed, the word “fictive” is irrelevancy in illiteracy.

    • Solomon Brown

      Maybe he meant to say fictitious but couldn’t find the breath to do so. APC is full of pseudo intellectuals. Laff wan kill me.

      • Otile

        It can’t be ‘fictitious’ because Buhari was actually banned from traveling to US based on his dangerous religious beliefs. Since he returned to power don’t you see that he has killed many of his religious enemies including Shiites and Igbo Christians?

        • Solomon Brown

          Buhari is a blight on Nigeria….

      • gboyegaa

        You do not need to trouble yourself correcting the use of fictive. It was used correctly and mind you Mr Femi Adesina is an award winning journalist and editor before joining Buhari’s team.
        Could you point us to the “actual evidence” you said is available to back up Atiku’s claim?

      • Anasieze Donatus

        What Femi Adenisa said as read in all leading newspaper headline

        Atiku’s claim on Buhari, a fictitious concoction –Presidency

        THAT FICTIVE was coined by PM and i guess they made that mistake

        9

  • KELLOGGS

    They are both right.

  • Solomon Brown

    It is unbecoming of a presidential spokesperson, to keep lying through their teeth, when there is actual evidence to back up Mr Atiku’s claims.

  • Sam A

    Nigeria needs an independent candidate at this stage . Both Atiku and Buhari have been tested . They are both members of Geriatric politicians , recirculated old blood . Nigeria needs a fresh and new blood , younger , under 40 who is a performer in his/her choosing field . The old politicians have all failed Nigerians .

    • Otile

      But where did Buhari learn this kind of bad English? Yeah, fictive concoction indeed.

      • Opekete

        Which of the English is problematic to you? Is it “fictive concoction”? Are you saying fictive concoction is not correct in English language usage?

        • Otile

          Very soon you will usher in other touts and mobsters like fake lawyer soyemi, and bunmi to attack me in defense of your god Imam Buhari. Have you ever used the phrase ‘fictive concoction’ to attack your opponent before?

  • David Puff

    Simple advice to ATIKU ;

    Do not be deceived by the ‘so called’ youths that comment or write on the internet ooo…
    70% of them don’t have voter’s card…
    20% that have cards don’t come out to vote on election day,
    they will rather be relaxing (sipping brandy/beer) or typing on phones saying ; I no fit go suffer myself under the sun to vote ooo….
    Your best bet (if u get a party to field U as candidate) is to endear yourself to the market women, the artisans, the illiterates, the semi-literates.
    These are people with winning votes and whose votes smart politicians count on….
    They always stand under rain / sun to cast their votes for their party/candidate….

  • thusspokez

    “This fictive concoction…

    Speak English, Femi Adesina! An important rule in PR is know the target audience which you want your message to reach — with regard to this case, it would be (Nigerian) audience with secondary school to university education. The audience must be able to understand your message without having to look it up in a dictionary.

    This man is a presidential spokesperson but continues to make school boy errors in public relations (PR), and this is not the first tine. His choice of words would indicate that he is an amateur and not a professional spokesperson

    • Dj

      Even you haveth problem. Is it Nigerians who will have problems understanded what Femi aka spokesman has said or that Buhari himself has not the mental capacity to understand Femi’s grammar? Have you ever seen Journalists interviewing Buhari? He is a nightmare. If your question is more than a sentence be sure he will not remember the sentence. And if the sentence (Question) has more than one part to it, be sure Buhari will only respond to the latter question because that is all he can remember. It is called short attention span. Old age. Brain dead.

      • Otile

        When they were rushing him to London he asked whether they were taking him back to Kano. That says a lot about a brain dead man.

        • Eluba Inas

          You can say whatever you want, the man was duly elected as president and he is going to be around for a much longer period as your president.

          • emmanuel

            It is a irony!

    • progressive

      What about Jonathan who had PhD what did he achieve nothing he was only concerned about lootings the resources of the country

      • thusspokez

        Do you even understand what my comment is about or maybe you have a comprehension problem?

    • Seer

      @thusspokez:disqus

      There is simply
      nothing called FICTIVE CONCOCTION in English language. Such nonsense tautology
      is a disgrace to the seat of the president of a country. Femi Adesina probably first
      saw the quaint word “fictive” on Sahara Reporters – used by the prose-meister
      (names withheld) and liked it, but then ran with it, without understanding its use in
      the grammatical context.

      The APC party Femi Adesina works for has a bad reputation for plagiarism
      and also for stealing anything capable of being stolen. No surprise therefore!

      In the context
      of Buhari’s exclusion from America for 15 years the word “fictive”
      has no sense if Buhari cannot show any 15-year beginning 1984 (when he did
      a coup and took over power) that he was not allowed entry or granted visa into
      the United States of America. Where such rebuttal with evidence is what’s really
      needed, the word “fictive” is irrelevancy in illiteracy.

    • Dan maikoko

      I would have preferred “Fictitious concoction…” but then PR demands creativity and out of the norm language manipulation as an added decoration. Remember the ” known knowns” and the “known unknowns” of the former American secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld?

  • Otile

    How can Mohamed Buhari be a man strong on integrity with badly forged school certificate?

    • progressive

      You are a clown , do you know that before buhari contested for president he was been investigated about his school cert at the end of the day he triumph so what the noise all about

      • Otile

        Go back to night school so that people can understand your comments.

      • emmanuel

        Liar. Obanikoro is now in the APC. He urged the weakling called Jonathan to prosecute Buhari on the fraud, but he did not.
        Tell Adesina to paste the certificate for all to see on Monday and we will all vote Buhari as President in 2019.

    • gboyegaa

      Fortunately for us and unfortunately for you, he is still the best boy in town in terms of integrity based on his performances in the public positions he held in the past and the fact that he has more experience than Atiku or any one that will be contesting the 2019 elections.
      Hate for an individual cannot and will not wipe off the qualities that person has been identified with. Even outside of Nigeria, we see and feel the changes in the ways things are done. Go and send money home in any European Union member countries and see the changes and transparency that have been introduced. Now, the rates you get at registered online exchange companies are almost exactly what it is in your black market. So money can be moved safely and controlled in both directions transparently with no extra advantage for the black market. With time, black market will become unattractive and less profitable to those running it and their customers. He is putting the way things are done in Nigeria in line with how they are done in developed countries.
      We know the hate and annoyance coming from all the angles he had successfully blocked the sharing of money that should be used to fix the system. He is really dong great in that direction. 🙂

      • emmanuel

        hmmmmmmm!
        Past – $2.8 billion, eighteen suitcase of FOREX and PTF lootin
        Present – Oke, Maina (N22 million arears was paid directly to Maina by the Accountant General from TSA and the Finance minister does not know about it, Baru, $5,000.00 bribe for vote at APC primaries in 2014, He borrowed N27 million without collateral or known source of repayment, because 105 cows could not sell for its repayment from a bank for his election and paid off before he was sworn-in, meaning he got money form questionable sources.

        • gboyegaa

          He is not Oke or Maina. Maina’s case is still being probed by the senate and house of reps. So far, we have not heard anything to implicate him apart from what Maina, a fugitive that no one believes, said.

          • emmanuel

            Are you pretending not to know he was paid N22 million arrears? please check with mInistry of Interior. They stated this when the news about Maina’s recalled broke out, without knowing the whole saga would become a mess.
            I can see grayed beards in your profile. I assume you are exposed enough to go seeking for information, please do that now for posterity sake

      • Abdul Wada

        Wow!!! So, western union is the yardstick for good governance? Interesting time indeed..

        • gboyegaa

          Good governance is the transparent control of currencies flowing in and out of the country. I hope you are educated and did a bit of economics in school and you have also been following the history of how stolen money are siphoned out of the country.
          Now the government knows what each individual or company move out or into the country. The killing of the illegal foreign exchange markets is another plus point for development.

      • Larry

        What?

        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.

        Buhari is a radical Islamic fundamentalist.

        • gboyegaa

          No country stopped him from visiting it because of that. So you have not supplied any fact so far.

    • Annabelle

      But your Jonathan with “Phd” did nothing either, apart from celebrating corruption with his wife. Stop this name calling and let Nigerians unite to force these politicians to do for us what they and their children are enjoying with our own money. Otherwise this will continue from generation to generation!

  • Femi Adesina has lost all common sense. How can Buhari ever be a man of integrity? A man who once destroyed our democracy when he subverted an elected government? Inspite of his allegiance to the Nigerian constitution as soldier. Bugari is not worthy to lead a democratic Nigeria. As we speak, Buhari has violated all courts injunctions in the last 2 yrs. We will not forgive Buhari for being a threat to our democracy.

    • progressive

      ATIKU is a shameless e goats so he has turned himself to Goliath all the tricks he is trying to will surely fail

  • Unemployed Murphy

    Buhari has become a serial Liar. He is still owing me N145,000 (i.e., June 2015 – Nov 2017) being N5k monthly salary he promised the unemployed during campaign. What lie will he come up with in 2018/19? And when is he going back to London hospital? Useless!

    • Eluba Inas

      Getting your stinking ass off the internet and go collect yours, people have been collecting that for a while.

  • progressive

    President buhari have spoken well I think know he shouldn’t be taken such lunatic human being son serious

  • Du Covenant

    The sponsors of BH are gradually coming out of their caves one by one. Even the Archbishop of canterbury stuck his neck out for Buhari for his qualities as a human. Please, Atiku kindly provide the name of one person on this planet that will confirm you are not a stinkingly corrupt individual?. For all I know, there is no country that has ever banned Buhari from its territory for any reason but, the whole world knows you can’t step foot in the US today for very unholy reasons. Sensible Nigerians will never be conned into believing you any more, go home and rest!.

  • Gerald Okoduwa

    Let Atiku hire one million internet warriors; it will not change the fact that Nigeria cannot have a president that cannot attend the UN General Assembly that takes place in New York every year. That other thieves exist does not justify stealing. No president can ever come again to tell us that stealing is not corruption.

    • emmanuel

      All Presidents have immunity and that was why Aisha Halliburton was allowed to enter the USA. Same reason Gucci Grace was allowed to leave South Africa some weeks ago.
      On a scale of equity; not of justice, Buhari has more dirtier weight than Atiku. Meanwhile, Atiku is a better leader than Buhari – a man who in his humane nature allowed Obasanjo run second term when he had all the chances of trouncing him at their primaries the next day. A man who is not as callous as a Buhari, A man who would not take religious extremism to the latter, A man who is not a tribal war lord and bigot.
      I am not campaigning for Atiku here, but stating the obvious.

      • Larry

        Atiku is better than the radical Islamic fundamentalist that Nigeria has now as president.

  • Intrepid

    Ban or no Ban, Buhari is an Islamic BIGOT.

    • okenwa

      Islamic terrorist bro.

    • dpfrank

      Pigg

    • woman leader1

      Senseless

    • Annabelle

      What did the christian rulers do for Nigeria? If we allow religion to eat and kill us instead of tackling the real issue which is economic empowerment, Nigerians will never be free of suffering and the darkness will pass on from generation to generation. We got to stop the cycle! We got to stop celebrating these thieves christian or muslim and hold our rulers accountable.

  • share Idea

    Femi said …”“Rather, the rest of the world has always held Muhammadu Buhari as a man of sterling qualities, strong on integrity, transparency and accountability.”… I was expecting him to debunk the major area where Atiku claimed that Buhari was denied entry into US on Religious grounds while Femi is reeling out worn out lies used by this administration to deceive the gullible.

    • emmanuel

      Imagine?
      avid Cameron told the Queen that Nigerian Leaders were fantastically corrupt after they discussed the 1977 $2.8 billion theft and that the man so involved, who also forged Secondary School certificate was the same person they were to meet a few hours to that time.
      They deliberately finished the other part of the discussion and left the media to pick the above statement preenting it was not meant for the press.
      That same man is who Adesina pretend to possess sterling qualities.
      The Man who supritend over Baru, Maina, TSA, PTF, WAEC Certificate, eighteen suitcases of FOREX, $2.8 billion, $5,000.00 per delegate bribe for vote at 2014 APC primaries cannot be a good.
      That is why the UK officially said we are fantastically corrupt, because even a corrupt man is called a man of intergrity. Meaning that corruption is our default state.

      • dpfrank

        Stop all these calculated lies against the president, PMB is a man with sterling qualities and you cannot change it

      • Mama Kay

        I really cannot understand people who sacrifice their future for peanuts.

        Your people are being tortured in Libya and drowning at sea because of corruption and you are here peddling lies about one of the few leaders of Nigeria who have shown patriotism and trying to rescue Nigeria from the endemic corruption that has strangulated the progress of the country.

        PMB is not perfect but he is by far the best man to salvage Nigeria today. Please don’t be selfish and think of the future of unborn Nigerians.

        • Epsilon_Delta

          “PMB is not perfect but he is by far the best man to salvage Nigeria today”
          If PMB is better than you, then your IQ must be -120.

          • Mama Kay

            I choose to ignore your rudeness. However, since you think you are better than PMB, why don’t you go for presidency.

            I, as a realistic person, know that of all the aspirants, PMB is the only one with integrity.

            No matter how much you guys try to sling mud on him, objective people can see through the tricks of the treasury looters who have been hardest hit by the current government.

            Yes, there may be corrupt individuals in his cabinet, let whistleblowers come out with concrete evidence and not watery insinuations.

        • emmanuel

          Abacha who is Buhari’s accomplice in stealing through PTF is fifty times better than Buhari in integrity.
          His nepotic act of brining his unqualified tribes men to run a country that was already emerging, led to the great fall of Nigeria in 2015. By January 2016, most foreign investors had moved their monies out and those whose funds were caught up by 1,000 percent foreign exchange devaluation vowed never to have anything to do with Nigeria. Consequently there was recession, spiralled inflation and eventual stagflation and depression.
          If a man who act of Nepotism led to the fall of a country and millions of jobs were lost and keep loosing, such a man sure does not have integrity, brain or human blood running in him.
          We used to hear of few stories about Nigerians exiting through Libya, not until even graduate joined the trend and the trade became messy.
          Unborn Nigerians do not have hope as with Buhari’s desecration of the land, when their parents to be would rather die in the desert or Mediterranean Sea than starve to death here

          • Mama Kay

            Your people are perishing because of people like you, who see black and call it white.

            You have a single vote just like me. We are free to use our individual vote as we wish but deliberately peddling falsehood is distasteful.

            Thank goodness Nigerian masses understand better who caused them hardship and don’t depend on your likes for the reason.

        • Annabelle

          Exactly, “sacrifice their future for peanuts.” NO ELECTRICITY, BAD ROADS, NO CLEAN WATER, NO HEALTHCARE, CORRUPTION SATURATES THE AIR, people dying in the Sahara desert, mediterranean and elsewhere, Nigerians stripped of their dignity abroad and all they want to talk about is the petty, shameful, power tussle of thieves! What did Jonathan, Obasanjo do for Nigeria? Not to mention Babangida and Abacha. Which of them was able to solve the basic problem of electricity apart from embezzling Nigeria’s money?

    • dpfrank

      Spreading lies and promoting hate speech seems to be your stock in trade

      • woman leader1

        Don’t mind him, hatred is killing them gradually

    • okenwa

      Buhari is a terrorist reasons he was refused entry into US.

      • woman leader1

        You make no point

      • Julius

        You are such a moron. He was just there with other world leaders or was he declared a no longer a terrorists at the time ? You biafraudians will die lying on Buhari and he will still be living his life. I pity una oo !

      • Annabelle

        Is the US heaven? Why d’you people allow a nation that has no regard for the black man, be your validator? Whatever they’ve got in the US that you looking to, was man made because they organize their society and make sure their elected officials are accountable to the people. But, Nigerians celebrate and re-elect corrupt politicians who steal and stash our resources in the US, UAE, Europe and elsewhere while the masses wallow in excruciating poverty! Who ever told you the US loves Nigeria? Wake up guys and fight for the future of your children and be released from this deceit!

  • Steve

    if anyone is in doubt about what barred Atiku from entering the USA, please google Senator William Jefferson or go to wikipedia and see the gory details of corruption of an incumbent Nigerian vice president at the time. Senator Jefferson is still serving a 13 year jail sentence while Atiku is gearing up to become a president.

    • Larry

      Wherever! Atiku is preferable to Buhari. Buhari is a radical Islamic fundamentalist. Atiku believes in restructuring. Buhari is for status quo.

      • Steve

        I am not for either buhari or Atiku. Nigeria deserves a better leader with impeccable qualities and devoid of any bias. We either learn from our past mistakes or remain in bondage of several years of misrule.

      • dpfrank

        You have chicken brains and its people like you that Atiku can easily deceive

    • dpfrank

      You are absolutely right and Nigerians has not forgotten how corrupt Atiku is

    • Emeka Ndumele.

      Why he was refused entry into America?

  • okenwa

    In adesina’s word, buhari is a man of Sterling qualities, Strong in integrity, transperency and accountability. Lies. Can sane people remind adeshina that the only words that qualified buhari are illiterate and pretender.

    • dpfrank

      You are a liar and a foulmouthed pigg without respect for your president

      • okenwa

        I know you will be here.

      • okenwa

        Tell whoever that composed this sentence to you to compose another. You have over used this one.

    • Peaceometer

      I hissed you

    • Almustaapher Umar

      Bros learn to be a patronic citizen, even if your old man is a armed robber I know you will be proud of him

      • okenwa

        No I will be the first to stone him. By the way what’s the meaning of patriotic? Is it to be proud of a thieving old father? Never.

    • Trendy

      I never blame u.. see yo literate father getting drunk n sleeping in the gutter all night long

    • john

      Ipobs, your dream of a corruption utopia will never be realised via Atiku you hia. What ever happened to the land of the dying sun biafraud.

    • SpeakOut

      If to you PMB is illiterate and a pretender, it means your paymaster has been caught stealing or he is one of the looters been persecuted.

    • Annabelle

      Guys, stop fighting over these thieves, they all the same! Generally, politicians are deceivers but what makes that of Nigeria pathetic, is the illiteracy of both politicians and masses! While Nigerian politicians are so ignorant to believe their persistent corruption, greed, embezzlement and self aggrandizement have no consequences, the masses aren’t educated/exposed enough to understand the injury, shame and pain their complacency, acceptance of bribe and murder for hire by politicians do to their families and future. End of day, it’s a cycle and Nigeria keeps rotating in the wheel of darkness while the rest of the world moves on! The real debate and fight should be for our rights to ELECTRICITY, good roads, healthcare, clean water i.e the basics of life. Don’t let those who steal your money to send their children abroad while you suffer in darkness and mosquitoes distract you!

  • Dan maikoko

    The link between the US and Islamic terrorist is so strong that Usama was a known CIA asset with the code name Tim Osman. And then there was ISIS who’s finances were linked to the closest ally of the the US , Saudi Arabia. For those who are still blind the dispute between the CIA and Donald trump was primarily because of Trumps refusal to finance ISIS in Syria for the purpose of the overthrow of Assad. Trump has come out to say that Syria, Iraq and Libya are better off before the American intervention. To say that Buhari is banned from pre-Trump America on religious ground is indeed a compliment!

    • Annabelle

      You may be right, but what does any leader/ruler want to do in the US when their own country is in a mess?
      Nigerian politicians, pastors, police, military and their enablers are birds of a feather and they’re all perpetrators of the excruciating suffering of Nigerian masses because, they’ve refused to dismantle and destroy the system that institutes, promotes and celebrates corruption! Nigerians should first fight for electricity because that’s what the government uses to keep them in perpetual darkness and ignorance! Not take sides with these thieves who’ve stolen the future and potential of Nigerians!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Alhaj Atiku Abubakar, must be bold enough with his wealth and step on American-JFK airport or Largurdia-airport, airport,New York, if Atiku Abubakar, would not be deported or arrested and detained and prosecuted for corruption crimes that involved congress-man William Jefferson,s bribery scheme. Alhaj Atiku Abubakar, served as vice-president of Nigeriam under chief Olusegun Obasanjo, but, today Alhaj Atiku Abubakar, can not obtain any good reference letter from chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for his corruption stained legacy as Nigeria vice-president for eight years.
    Let Alhaj Atiku Abubakar, steps on American port of entry. Alhaj Atiku Abubakar, is an epitome is disgrace and embarrassment to Nigeria.

    • chydysam

      How can Obasanjo give Atiku a good reference when he Obasanjo still holds very bitter grudge on Atiku against the thwarting of his third term ambition. Can Obasanjo give good reference to Peter Odili or Ken Nnamani?

      • Okakuoofbenin

        How can Obasanjo the oga gan gan of corruption be the one to give anybody referrence? This guys argument base has a defective structure. Obasanjo ko!! Make we hear word jare!!

    • Annabelle

      Is Obasanjo better? Which of them is anything to be proud of? No electricity, no good roads, no clean water, no clean air, no healthcare, no jobs, no small business opportunities, Nigerians dying everywhere, etc. A country with so much oil wealth, yet lacks the basics of life ought to be ashamed, and not clamor about who’s allowed or denied entry into the US! Is the US Nigerian god? You all need to fix this psyche and call these thieves by their name “EMBEZZLERS!!!” Then rise up to demand and retrieve the stolen rights of Nigerians, not to celebrate their wicked, ill gotten wealth or engage in their bewitched, petty power struggle!

  • Musa Saleh

    The basic problem Nigeria has is this sentimental grudges, when corruption is the order of the day. Lets put heads together to salvage this Country from collapse. Let us keep Nigeria strong by showing love to one another.
    Let’s us have relative peace and hermony so that we get the development that we all for hope for.

  • woman leader1

    May God continue to bless Nigeria

    • Annabelle

      There’s no such thing as God bless Nigeria if Nigerians don’t wake up from their slumber and complacency and fight for the stolen wealth that belongs to them. God’s not coming down for anybody and Nigerians will continue to die in Sahara desert and mediterranean sea in an attempt to escape the dungeon which the so called rulers have condemned them to, except, they rise up as one voice and fight this oppression! African Americans had to fight against slavery and for every single right and lease of life they’ve earned. The abuse Nigerians face every day from their government, its agents and enablers are as bad as slavery and they must rise up!

  • kayode Olufade

    If I recall it was Mr Atiku who had to make a hasty retreat back to Nigeria from his now confisticated Manhattan home because of the probe into the Jefferson debacle. The President and his wife have made several trips to america with no hindrance. The US don’t waive such sanctions just because you become president, there are sitting presidents who cannot and will not make the trip to america eg Bashir of north sudan

    • john

      Thank-you. Bashir could only visit because of the UNGA. And even Iranian leaders.

    • Annabelle

      Y’all talk about the president, vp and/or their wives being allowed/denied entry to the US as if it’s something to be proud of. What are they going to do in a country that has no respect for the black man? If they plan and invest their stolen money in Nigeria, it has the potential of being as great if not greater than the US. Since when did the Us Exactly what’s wrong with the Nigerian mentality

    • Rabiu Imiakebu

      With all due respect, I think it is SUDAN and north Sudan.

  • Emeka Ndumele.

    May God almighty continue to intervene in naija’s problems!

  • Bishop

    Why is Atiku so desperate to be president? What has he done as VP? Anyone who the gods want to kill…

    • Tunsj

      The bottom line is that he wants to be President to steal more billions.

  • Dan Arewa

    Atiku should have answered the question on why is he wanted in US and not been able to enter US for the pass 10 years. But the guy dodged the question and quickly bring Baba Buhari on another fictitious issue.

  • Ugo

    The investigation began in mid-2005, after an investor alleged $400,000 in bribes were paid through a company maintained in the name of Jefferson’s spouse and children. The money was traced to a tech company named iGate, Inc., of Louisville, Kentucky, and in return, it is alleged, Jefferson would help iGate’s business. Jefferson was to persuade the U.S. Army to test iGate’s broadband two-way technology and other iGate products; use his efforts to influence high-ranking officials in Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon; and meet with personnel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, in order to facilitate potential financing for iGate business deals in those countries.[7]

    On 30 July 2005, Jefferson was videotaped by the FBI receiving $100,000 worth of $100 bills in a leather briefcase at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Arlington, Virginia.[8] Jefferson told an investor, Lori Mody, who was wearing a wire, that he would need to give Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar $500,000 “as a motivating factor” to make sure they obtained contracts for iGate and Mody’s company in Nigeria.[9]

    A few days later, on 3 August 2005, FBI agents raided Jefferson’s home in Northeast Washington and, as noted in an 83-page affidavit filed to support a subsequent raid on his Congressional office, “found $90,000 of the cash in the freezer, in $10,000 increments wrapped in aluminum foil and stuffed inside frozen-food containers”. Serial numbers found on the currency in the freezer matched serial numbers of funds given by the FBI to their informant.

    Late on the night of May 20, 2006, FBI agents executed a search warrant[10] at Jefferson’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building. The raid led to an irony that one of Democrat Jefferson’s staunchest defenders in the turf battles between the FBI and Congress became Dennis Hastert, who was Speaker of the House and a Republican.[11]

    The affidavit used to support these raids alleged:

    The FBI videotaped Jefferson receiving a stock certificate from Mody for a company set up in Nigeria to promote iGate’s technology. Jefferson predicted the deal would generate $200 million annually after five years.
    Jefferson told Mody that he wanted a similar financial stake in the business in Ghana.
    Jefferson sought $10 million in financing from Mody to take over iGate and install “confidants” on the new board. In two payments, Mody wired $89,225 to the ANJ Group LLC, a company controlled by Jefferson’s family.
    Jefferson lent $4,800 of the money Mody gave him to an unnamed congressional aide. Another $4,900 was given back to the FBI by one of Jefferson’s attorneys.
    The FBI claims it has uncovered “at least seven other schemes in which Jefferson sought things of value in return for his official acts”.

    • Steve

      Need I say more? Atiku we hail thee…sarcasm

    • john

      Good post

  • Freedom Bini

    Adesina ought to have ignored Atiku if had no knowledge of those that qualified to enter the United States.” A person who had engage in Violent or had participated in the overthrow of democratically elected government including terrorist apologist is not allowed into the United States. “Federal Government are more Boko Haram than the Boko Haram”

    Former Head of Military Ruler and Chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

    Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

    The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government.-Buhari 2013

  • Maria

    Atiku should be handed over for prosecution. This thief can only be nursing this kind ambition in a country like Nigeria with his mind boggling criminal past.

    • Julius

      Imagine that. His American wife was spending thousands and thousands of dollars on her credit cards till the FBI got into questioning her and she can’t explain how she was making the money for paying the cards. Part of why He can’t come into the U S. Who is fooling who ?

    • Chuma Anierobi

      Buhari must be jailed for the PTF stealing.

      • Maria

        Please, do it quick. I am for every thief to be jailed be it Buhari, Jonathan, OBJ, etc.

    • Uche Nwonu

      which corruption case was ATIKU convicted in ? what makes him a thief? Receive sense now since you don’t have one.

      • Inieke Akpan Ekuma

        How can he be convicted, even James Ibori, Alamesia weren’t convicted. Ask your judges and lawyers the “why”

  • Henry Ohakwe

    He was also copiously quoted as fanning the ambers of Sharia all over Nigeria. That is not hidden as well.

    • Maria

      Has the king of saudi been banned from entering US? You guys should stop that rubbish and mumu gist.

      • Julius

        Nope, they can’t and won’t stop…it’s what they do and how they live their daily lives !!

    • Inieke Akpan Ekuma

      Was he OBJ or Samfara state governor?

  • Chuma Anierobi

    Atiku should ask Buhari for his certificate. It is not a closed issue.

    • Tunsj

      Nonsense. What’s your own qualification? Think twice before you post that sh*t.

    • NwaIgbo

      Go ahead, kill your self on the certificate issue that is if you know what a certificate is.

  • Annabelle

    ELECTRICITY IS WHAT NIGERIANS WANT AND NEED!!!!
    Were not interested in your petty squabbles and identity crisis. The government doesn’t want electricity in Nigeria because it will grant access and open people’s eyes to see the outside world and know they deserve better! Young people need to organize and demand their rights, otherwise, the oppression of Nigerians will continue from generation to generation and Nigerians will continue to be abused, sold as slaves and die in the Sahara desert and Mediterranean sea in an attempt to escape the dungeon they’ve been subjected to by politicians, pastors, police and the military!

  • Uche Nwonu

    A person who had engage in Violent or had participated in the overthrow of democratically elected government including terrorist apologist is not allowed into the United States. “Federal Government are more Boko Haram than the Boko Haram”

    “Former Head of Military Ruler and Chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

    Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

    The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government”-Buhari 2013
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    • Inieke Akpan Ekuma

      Is it not the same Apc that accused Sheriff of being the founder and funding father of Boko Harm yet the same week he was seeing traveling out of the country in company of GEJ and letter conveyed with high honour and office in PDP? Kick PDP and APC out then we’ll have our wants.

  • Inieke Akpan Ekuma

    My only question to Atiku’s is ” within six geo-political zone how many youth are on scholarship in his university?

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