Fuel Scarcity: Buhari lambasts Jonathan, past leaders for neglecting refineries

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed outrage at the current fuel shortage that has lingered nearly a week, criticising President Goodluck Jonathan and past Nigerian leaders who failed to fix the refineries.

In his first response to the petrol scarcity that began Thursday, Mr. Buhari said past governments, and Mr. Jonathan’s, left Nigeria at the mercy of fuel imports by failing to fix the refineries.

He recalled that two of the four refineries in the country were built while he was petroleum minister in the 1970s.

“The countless man hours that will be spent at petrol stations today, will reduce our productivity as a nation. This should not be so. – GMB,” Mr. Buhari tweeted Tuesday.

“In my time as NNPC chairman and Petroleum Minister in the late 70s, 2 of our 4 refineries were built, and domestic consumption catered for.

“But over the last several years our refineries have declined, and we are at the mercy of imports,” he said.
The fuel scarcity, one of the most serious in recent years, entered the sixth day Tuesday despite assurances from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, that petrol will be made sufficiently available.

As the shortage bit harder Monday, the corporation and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, announced that a billion litres of petrol will be imported in March to take care of a shortfall in supply.

The government however insists it has sufficient stock of petrol to last through March. It accuses marketers of either refusing to sell or diverting the product.

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said the sabotage was instigated by the All Progressives Congress, APC, an allegation the opposition party strongly rejects.

On Monday, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, said the crisis was partly in protest of the government’s refusal to pay fuel marketers for imported product. The union urged finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to intervene immediately.

Mr. Buhari criticised the government for allowing the problem to persist by failing to fix the refineries, saying despite Nigeria’s oil wealth, the country has been reduced to an importer of petrol.

“We must reject a system that has turned one of world’s largest crude exporters into an importer of petrol. Things must change. – GMB,” he said of the Jonathan government.


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.


  • GrantUK

    Where is Buhari speaking from? (a) UK Hospital (b) Cave (c) Muslim Brotherhood HQ (d) Ask Tinubu and Amaechi

    • Marquis_di_Gorgonzola

      In a normal setting, we should have had;
      (e) Ask Osinbajo.

      But in a replay of the Yaradua drama, the pastor is being kept in the dark.

      History repeating itself..

      • GrantUK

        You are correct

      • zacchaeus Akinleye

        Clowns like you pursue trivialities while your future is daily devalued. Get a life.

        • Marquis_di_Gorgonzola

          What u call a ‘triviality’ is what crippled the country for close to a year while a roguish cabal plundered the nation as Yaradua was kept incommunicado!!
          Think ahead CLOWN, THINK AHEAD!

    • Truth

      Regardless of where he was speaking from, is the statement correct or not?

    • imagine_2012

      He has gone to fetch his certificate and also to check his health status since his ilk cant even maintain a decent hospital in Nigeria. Very soon Tinubu and Jonathan would go too. After ruining this country they all travel out. Bunch of clowns.

    • Wähala

      Your mother’s bedroom… jealous?

      • Are u alright?

        • Wähala

          You should answer that for diverting attention from topical issue. What difference does it make if Buhari spoke from Timbuktu? Bottom line, why can’t we import what we exported? Better still, why can’t we refine what we have locally instead of importing it as refined products? Is Dumbo not from the Naija Delta… how many refineries has he built to develop his riverine enclaves and provide employment to those thieving Ijaw wetbacks? Of course I’m alright, ask your mama what she’s looking for in a married man’s home… stoopid you!

        • imagine_2012

          When people resort to abuse then they have nothing to say and are therefore not alright.

      • GrantUK

        It’s a same that even Osinbajo hasn’t got a clue on Buhari whereabouts. You are a common APC e-rat. I couldn’t careless about you.

  • imagine_2012

    Is he not part of the past leaders. Your certificate sir. Make sure you get the original copy from cambridge.

    • Truth

      Why not just dispute his claim instead of wasting your time on certificate?

      • imagine_2012

        Certificarte matters. Leadership is by example. He failed this major integrity test.

        • Wähala

          If certificates matter so much… give us the Title of the PhD thesis Dumbo wrote for his certificate. Pfoolish you…

          • imagine_2012

            School leaving certificate i mean. Please get it right. Jonathan has submitted his as required by law. Buhari should do same. This demand is simple enough especially for someone hoping to change everything. If he cant be accountable for a matter as simple as certificate what else can we trust him on. If you are prepared to believe and forgive this certificate forger pls i beg to differ, Leadership is by example, no one should be above the law.

          • Wähala

            Dumbo is a thief who went stealing with his mother in Abuja Aviation Village, he can submit anything and it doesn’t mean sh*t to me. Buhari showed us pictures of himself with his classmates in secondary school, the school has told us he sat for exams and Cambridge confirmed his results… has the University of Port confirmed Dumbo has a PhD? No! So, certificates and perjury being the topic, guess who has been parading himself as what he’s not? Shaa, today’s topic is fuel scarcity and not yeye school certificates. You e-urchins are fond of diverting attention from topical issues. Share your views about why the world’s 7th largest exporter of crude cannot even afford to import what we export… shameless clown you are!

          • imagine_2012

            Misinformation is a hallmark of Buhari lovers and this should not be associated with integrity. Cambridge said only Buhari can request for his certificate. So let Buhari request for his just like Obama showed American his birth certificate when his detractiors questioned it. Buhari should follow the Obama example. Now that he is the UK I hope he branches off to get his certificate to let the world see. Leadership is by example since change is good then let it start with him. This is a simple enough demand. BUHARI SHOW ME STOP BREAKING THE LAW.

          • Khadijah D.

            Bros, the issie is fuel scarcity. Try to read and comprehend what the story is all about!

          • imagine_2012

            So what’s Buhari’s solution apart from blaming his fellow past leaders.

          • Khadijah D.

            Is Buhari the President? Better call ur clueless dumb president to order

          • Khadijah D.

            What’s Jonathans own apart from blaming the opposition for all his failures?

          • Wähala

            And what if he doesn’t? Sue him for not requesting his own certificate. Clown!

          • imagine_2012

            If i need to push him that far to do the needful then he has a problem. He should not be bragging about integrity and the illiterates on his campaign trail are in for more lies. He should stop breaking the law.

          • Etomi

            Oloshi!
            As dumb as Agege kpafu (bread)

          • Wähala

            I only thing I go kpafuka is your moma’s back portion… stinking chump!

          • Etomi

            Ikpu nne gi!
            F00L!

          • Yusuf

            u havnt answered the question, Jona’s PhD titile and research contribution? ‘Goat and Yam’, the day I heard him explaining how goat will eat yam I laugh bcus he acted as if he was the first person to let people know about that. to his mentality that was a breakthrough.. U lack imagination to see things through

          • imagine_2012

            Bros the issue is school leaving certificate not PH.D. Dont say PH.D because Buhari doesnt belong to that realm. Tell him to show us please. Help Mr Integrity

          • Define school leaving certificate.

          • imagine_2012

            People with integrity issues twist words. You know what i mean. Electoral law has defined it so let Buhari comply.

          • eddy

            Define school leaving certificate…

          • imagine_2012

            Check your dictionary. Google was developed for people like you especially.

          • eddy

            As another person certificate be ur problem… maybe it is u that need to show ur certificate… olodo!!!

          • imagine_2012

            People without points resort to abuse. This is the reason your dumbo Buhari cant debate. Shame on him.

          • eddy

            Abuse? No, no, no… olodo simply means u don’t know nothing.

            Secondly, pls tell me why the PhD dropout didn’t debate in 2011?
            See why I say u be olodo?

          • imagine_2012

            Are you saying that since he didnt in 2011 then Buhari should not in 2015 to stetch it a bit. Since Jonathan has his certificate therefore Buhari should not have his. Also since Buhari killed our freedom of speech Jonathan has made sure we can express ourselves. I can now see APC policy in action. For them its a zero sum game where there must be on the opposite side even if it doesnt make sense.

          • Etomi

            Silly thing!
            Is submitting your JAMB answer sheets or final year project or thesis a requirement for qualification to contest for Aso Rock?
            You go about begging the question and you think you are smart!
            Get a life!

        • CHRISTOPHER AGBO

          All these years Buhari has been contesting for President, no one mentioned anything about certificate, and now when he has a very high chance of winning PDP wants him to bring his certificate, they should use their brain, a man went to school but in the U.S and U.K, shouldn’t PDP known that he would not have been accepted into those schools without a secondary school certificate

          • imagine_2012

            The law was passed recently please get educated. With so many illiterates on Buhari’s campaign trail and with the lies he keeps spewing out dogs and baboons might just fight. .

    • 55273

      Haven’t we moved beyond this certificate issue a long time ago ? We all know that PDP orchestrated propaganda against buhari failed ! What your PDP e-rats should be asking yourself is why buhari has not been disqualified if truly he has no certificate. Ask yourself why your Jonathan keeps spending billions of naira in his campaign against a man that has one of the most basic requirement to contest for the presidential post in this country . Jonathan could have saved himself all the billions by just getting this man disqualified by either inec or the court of law. But of course none of them can touch the TEFLON as they all know the lies behind what you fools believe in.

      • imagine_2012

        The case is in court already so lets wait. He is also an expert certificate forger the very things he jailed people for in the 80’s. Where would he get the moral right to lead if he would not show us his certificate.

    • Wähala

      Are you so daft that you can’t understand simple English? Didn’t you read where he said he built 2/4 refineries during his time as Petro Minister? And he’s from the North. How many has your moron from the oil producing creeks built in 6yrs at the helm… he can’t even maintain the existing ones yet, you’re here displaying amazing stoopidity. Drunkard!

      • Action_Nigeria

        @ WAHALA: YOU WILL SOON START WEARING PAMPERS LIKE LAI MOHAMMED

        Please go and check the records which cannot be forged like Buhari’s WASC …….. Buhari never built and never initaited the building of any Refinery during his time as Petroleum Minister and during his time as Head of State.

        @Wahala: Please be warned that you if don’t stop spreading falsehood and blatant lies ….. we will have no option than to place a curse on you and you will start wearing pampers like cursed Lai Mohammed.

        • Jeremy

          You and your kith are morons. You are the cursed one and have been cursed with your own tongue. Say a word and it will recoil on your head and those of your family members up till the tenth generation. Your father is the devil and that is why you are such a miserable liar. But we know the truth Even if you want to distort history, u pathetic, brainless liar

        • Wähala

          Is your mother the nurse who changes his pampas that you know so much about Lai Mohammed? Get Lost!

    • emeka M

      do you know who supervised/built our refineries… go and check history… buhari was the one who supervised/built the refineries..

  • B. Messi

    Look at the GSM/Telecommunications revolution.

    GOVERNMENT HAS NO BUSINESS IN BUSINESS!!

    DONT TAKE US BACK TO THE STONE AGE GRANDAD!

    • Titi

      u are far behind stone age just that u do not know.. in a country like yours u are talking about stoneage. Infact ur comment comes from the life of stone age. Exporting crude oil and importing petrol is not stone age

      • B. Messi

        Privatisation..liberalisation!
        Open up the market!
        Investors will build refineries!
        We will refine..not import!
        PROPHETS OF DOOM LIKE YOU WERE SHOUTING WHEN THE TELECOMS MARKET WAS THROWN OPEN! THE REST AS THEY SAY IS HISTORY!

        OGA, GOVERNMENT HAS NO BUSINESS IN BUSINESS!!!!

        DONT CARRY US BACK TO THE MEDIEVAL TIMES WITH GRANDAD!

  • New Nigeria

    When Boko Haram started killing people they said it is Apc and refused to take proper action, now they say Apc is responsible for fuel scarcity and they will surely do nothing just to make politics out of it. What a coountry!

    • Ola-Noble

      Confused government. Very soon they will all wake up from reality.

  • share Idea

    Hope the tweet is not like his London interview photo that was actually taken in Nigeria but passed to us taken in UK

    • Kabiru

      Lol!!!!
      I dey LaffooooO!!!!!

    • Maitama Tambari

      Share empty idea. Is it photo of an interview your main point of conversation or issue GMB raised with respect to fuel scarcity in the country. From economic point of view and labour economics, where raw material is situated, it is better to site the industry. It is better from labour economics also to site the industry in the country where the raw material is available to provide employment opportunities to the teeming Nigerian youths and the elders. The multiplier effect is even much greater in the economy. GMB said during his tenure in the 70s, as Minister of Petroleum and Chairman NNPC, two refineries were constructed. Pick his statement and fix it into the above slim principles of economics to our current situation with teeming unemployed youth while we are busy exporting the employment opportunist that would have come to them but now exported abroad, even stealing the raw material and exported it, just to make dollars and enjoy life. This is the issue not photograph. WE BELIEVE CHANGE! YES WE CAN IN NIGERIA.

      • share Idea

        The saying goes…charity begins at home, let him come back to Nigeria and address us and not lying to us that he is on working visit in UK. His credibility is very low now after several blunders.

        • Jeremy

          What blunders? Please itemize them? He’s said clearly that he’s resting in the UK and since your principal decided to postpone the elections by 6weeks he can decide to do what he pleases with his time. If this hurts you, look for the nearest 30000mW transformer to hug

          • share Idea

            Please can you share the link where he said he was resting in UK. Is that how he is going to be leading from front, in the heat of campaign, he is resting. I just imagine the kind of leadership he is exhibiting. One week one lie

          • Jeremy

            I know your type: those that are paid to come on these platforms to talk nonsense. I’m doing this because I love my country and I want the best for her. It’s free service. I don’t need to post any link to you , you have Google so do some investigation. I Watched the interview where he was responding to your other croony’s claim that he came for medical check up. Buhari doesn’t answer to you or your PDP kelptomaniacs, he’s a free man. If you don’t like him, simply vote for the other person you want. Ok? There’s No law that says he should be in Nigeria exchanging banters with your uneducated PhD holders .

          • share Idea

            All this insult is because I asked for a link to enlighten me with your claim. We’re all passionate about our country Nigeria but superior knowledge/logic will always triumph over mudslinging and this is what wins vote.

  • Action_Nigeria

    BUHARI / APC WORST MONUMENTAL LIE ……… BUHARI NEVER BUILT OR INITIATE THE BUILDING OF A SINGLE REFINERY IN HIS TIME AS HEAD OF STATE

    Buhari has developed chronic lying syndrome in addition to his devastating certificate forgery and perjury terminal cancer.

    Which Refinery did Buhari build or initiate during his time as Head of State ?

    For Buhari and APC to lie openly on a matter that public records are readily available proves the fact that Buhari + APC are devilish and bold in their doomed attempt to hoodwink undiscerning and uninformed Nigerians.

    Finally, this so called tweet confirms that Buhari is terminally sick and unable to act on his own …… I am sure that a normal Buhari will never on his own …… claim that he built any refinery in Nigeria when he was Head of State.

    • Jeremy

      Who is this person or persons trying to distort history? Buhari as PETROLEUM MINISTER built two of our present four refineries. If you don’t know anything you should ask your elders! You obviously are ignorant and need some education

      • Action_Nigeria

        Poor you ….. this blatant lie is the worst from Buhari/APC …….. please be informed that the records and history of all Refineries in Nigeria are in public domain for you to read and inform yourself.

        The only credit attributable to Buharion the Refineries is that he did not cancel them as he cancelled the Lagos Metroline project …… Buhari simply allowed the Refinery projects to continue ….. that is the plain truth.

        Records bear witness that Buhari never initiated or built any Refinery during his time as Petroleum Minister and during his time as Head of State.

        • Jeremy

          You obviously are senile. You should be remanded in a psychiatric home. You are either so old, that you have No memory of the past or just turned 18 with No knowledge of history. And instead of seeking information and getting yourself educated you flaunt your ignorance

          • Action_Nigeria

            I thank God that all the information relating to the Refineries in Nigeria are in the public domain.

            Regrettably, Buhari and APC has no place for truth !!!

          • Ignore him please. He needs some checks.

          • CHRISTOPHER AGBO

            Jeremy don’t mind him, I’m sure GEJ payed him to keep him popular online, ride on Jeremy, #buhari4president

          • Etomi

            Like thieving Tinubu paid your silly arse too!

          • CHRISTOPHER AGBO

            Like lying Jonathan paid your silly arse too!

        • progress

          Go home and ask your father. Am sure he will tell you the truth,mumu

        • Ola-Noble

          So he didn’t build the refineries as proclaimed? It seems you’re not be honest to yourself.

          • bugwu

            The Port Harcourt Refining Company, (abbreviated PHRC), is a Port Harcourt-based oil and gas company primarily specializing in the refining of crude oil into petroluem products. The company is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).[3]

            Located at Alesa Eleme, the company operates two oil refineries including an old plant commissioned in 1965 that can process 60,000 barrels of oil per stream day and the new plant commissioned in 1989, which has a capacity of 150, 000 bpsd. Both oil refineries possess a combined capacity of 210,000 barrels per stream day making PHRC the “biggest oil refining company in Nigeria.”[Sopurce: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

            It was not built by Buhari as he claimed in CHATTAN HOUSE

      • bugwu

        “The Port Harcourt Refining Company, (abbreviated PHRC), is a Port Harcourt-based oil and gas company primarily specializing in the refining of crude oil into petroluem products. The company is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).[3]

        Located at Alesa Eleme, the company operates two oil refineries including an old plant commissioned in 1965 that can process 60,000 barrels of oil per stream day and the new plant commissioned in 1989, which has a capacity of 150, 000 bpsd. Both oil refineries possess a combined capacity of 210,000 barrels per stream day making PHRC the “biggest oil refining company in Nigeria.”[Sopurce: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

        It was not built by Buhari as he claimed in CHATTAN HOUSE.

  • Yusuf

    we have endured so hard but we march on 28 to prosperity

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    Dear PASTOR OSINBAJO,
    Where is BUHARI?

    • Buhari has come back to the country and will continue his campaign any moment from now

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Haba!!! Which kind lie be dis one? Buhari arrived Nigeria without a FANFARE? Kai Minini!! TALK ANOTHER ONE.

        • Fanfare? I will rather ask for achievements.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            What Buhari achieved in London? Buhari the man that has deserted APC and his campaign team in the heat of electioneering? What achievements?

          • In the heat of postponement of poll by an opposition candidate who saw defeat staring at him.

          • Godfrey Etokebe

            So Buhari ran away because the election was postponed? What leadership character!!!!

          • you may delay a funeral, but you can not bring back the dead to life. We have made up our minds.

      • Uwem Ette

        Bokohari will continue his campaign soon. Why not? After all, the last time he spent just over one hour speaking in all 36 states put together (average of 2 minutes per a state). The man is busting with youth, good health, energy, intellect and ideas. Come on Bokohari.

        • Buhari has become the sitting president in which case his achievements is speaking for him not the noise making Jonathan and his camp who is now leading the role of opposition jumping from fence to fence.

          • Isi Agwo

            His CV is very long: Reintroduced trade by barter after 1,000 years after it was abandoned, essential commodity queues, completely crumpled Nigerian economy, Decree 4 against press freedom, Decree 2 abolishing human rights, Nigeria’s first official kidnapper (attempt on Umaru Dikko), first 419 on Nigeria Army after he joined the army as an officer with (F)9 in Maths (ie if he the owner of the fake Katsina certificate), Chairman of PTF (Party Time for Fulanis) where 36 billion naira is missing, bought billions of naira worth of expired drugs, made his in-law PTF project approver, contract awarder and approver of all contract payments, $2.8 billion of Nigeria’s oil money under his watch developed wings, Boko Haram nominated him their spokesman in planned negotiation with government, vowed to spread sharia law to all Nigerian states, has no evidence of possession of the minimum qualification (WASC) to run for president, since 1961, has committed perjury more times than he attempted and failed to be voted president, overthrew a democratically elected government in 1983. What a tall CV.

          • Oh really? Not until you tell Nigerians the connection between PHD and #250b missing pension fund. Tell us the source of #25b you are masquerading as TAN to campaign for Gej. Explain to us the whereabout of 2.6t naira fuel subsidy scam and the suspects. Tell us why our national debt has raised from $ 26b to $ 70b. Your master squandered $69b obj left in our foreign reserve. Your clueless dude has been running from pillar to post. Church to church. Tell us the source of 7b naira Gej gave to CAN, Tell us the source of #6.2b Jonathan gave to ohanaeze, #12b he dished out to moslem clerics. We are waiting patiently with our pvcs.

          • bugwu

            Pension fund is in your account and EFCC will soon catch up with you

          • adeade

            Really? Do you mean Buhari had F9 in Mathematics? Now i know why he does not have certificate.. You cant have a certificate if you dont pass English and Mathematics at Credit level.. His admission into the Army was a scam in the first place..

      • bugwu

        Can he talk????

    • Etomi

      Soon they would tell you they are only using Buhari’s silence as a trap to undo incredulous PDP…
      And would later tell you that PDP has heedlessly fallen into the trap….
      What a wicked tribe!
      Never expect even a scintilla of truth from that Satanic party—APC!
      Imagine that it is a 73 old man, who’s gravely challenged by a debilitating health condition that they aim to foist as president on a rather complex nation as Nigeria…
      Tinubu knows full well what he is doing….
      Pig has a dark agenda…obviously the good of Nigeria is not in the mix…
      Nobody can convince me otherwise!

  • Tufiakwa

    This fossil/stone age man is still talking of governments owning refineries. Need to hear more from the semi-illiterate left behind in time?

  • Action_Nigeria

    MY WORST FEARS ARE CONFIRMED …….. BUHARI IS TERMINALLY SICK AND CANNOT ACT ON HIS OWN

    I swear …… a normal Buhari will never tweet this blatant lie …… that he built two Refineries while he was Petroleum Minister !!

  • Etomi

    When and where did Mr. Buhari make all these comments?!?!
    Or was it vide a statement written by his aides or who?
    Or on what or which occasion did he make the statement?
    Na wa for PT sef…journalism a la PT!
    Any way, would you give a damn about your instrumental value as APC megaphone!

  • Salisu Dan-Gombe

    PLEASE RESPECT YOURSELVES ….. INSULT ON BUHARI IS OPEN INSULT ON THE NORTH

    Buhari did not commit a crime by entering the 2015 Presidential election contest …. he only made a big mistake with the fact that his time has past and that is not reason Nigerians should subject him to all sorts of ridicule.

    We Northerners will vote for the re-election of your President Goodluck Jonathan as a way of reciprocating the years of political support we received from the South-South.

    We will not forget the likes of late Chief Harold Dappa Biriye, late Chief Melford Obene Okilo, Late Dr Clement Isong and many others who despite all odds stood their ground and ensured the election of Northerners as Presidents in Nigeria especially the election of Alhaji Shehu Shagari who would not have survived the 12 2/3 saga but for the support of these illustrious sons of the South-South.

    Nigerians must know that the North is looking beyond and our eyes are strongly looking forward to 2019 when we will have the opportunity to offer strong leadership that Nigerians know us for …. campaigns for 2019 will commence on March 29, 2015

    Checkout out our formidable line-up for 2019

    On the PDP side:

    Namadi Sambo, Sule Lamido, Babangida Aliyu, Ibrahim Shema, Isa Yuguda, Adamu Muazu, Nuhu Ribadu, Ibrahim Dankwambo,

    On the APC side:

    Muhammadu Buhari, Nasir El-Rufai, Aminu Tambuwaal, Abubakar Atiku, Rabiu Kwankwaso,

    • Ola-Noble

      Scam. I know who you’re.

    • Festuso

      Are you truly a northerner? Do you know how many thousands of your people have been massacred in the name of Boko Haram while the President has been hiding in Aso Rock wringing his hands? You think he would have behaved like that if his people in Niger Delta were being slaughtered like that? I doubt if any of those in your line up for 2019 will ever get to be President of Nigeria. The South-South will continue to insist on the Presidency as long as the rest of Nigeria depends on oil flowing from the Niger Delta. The earlier you go and start building your groundnut pyramids the better for you ….rather than dreaming about northern Presidency in 2019. Don’t be a joker…. ..this is your last chance my friend!

      • bugwu

        That is BUhari’s mess now GEJ is cleaning his mess.

    • THINK2WIC£…

      Bros bros! Na u be ‘Dan gombe’ now??
      Lol!!
      Shege Dan iska!
      I sabi u oo!
      Nice one bro!
      Abeg carry go jor!
      Nothing ‘does’ you!

    • Awarawa

      If this is from a northerner, then it’s a new dawn. Nobody would deny the north their run in 2019.

    • Separate Us…

      Another PDP e-rat!!!!!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Where did the senile, illiterate, certificate forger and perjurer Buhari issue this statement from? A hospital, hospice (where people go to die) or a sanatorium? These APC criminals and their deceit!!!

    • Festuso

      Where is the deceit? Is it a deceit that two of our refineries were built during the era that GMB was Petroleum Minister? Is it a deceit that Jonathan has been a full-fledged President for the past approx six years and never saw anything wrong in the fact that a major crude oil exporter was importing petrol for her domestic use?

      • Ola-Noble

        Don’t argue with those brainless blind followers of inept, impunity, and confused government.

      • emmanuel

        The mumu Buhari is blaming the PDP government represented by Jonathan for a week scarcity, but want to take glory than the Head of Governments who actually instituted the projects.

    • NwaIgbo

      What will happen to you and your gang when Buhari takes the oat of office as President , and Commander in Chief of Nigeria Armed Forces?

      • basil edoma

        It’s oath not oat…

        • Patriotique

          hahaha. too much love for food.

      • emmanuel

        Na oat meal he go take to get some fibre for recovery

        God Bless Fayose for letting Nigerians know of Buhari failing health. The truth about Fayose, he is the only man that could look Obj in the face and abuse him. Even IBB could not do that. He was the only person who ignored the shout from Nigerians about Buharis health and did an advert.

        Today, Buhari is truly undergoing medical rehabilitation abroad, Tinubu’s boy is now the one doi.g the lacklustre campaign.

        God wan disgrace Tinubu na im make the mans health take a dive. Ow so that Nigerians can know how callous and Greedy he is

  • ROHCNAWN

    PDP, IT IS REMAINING 25 DAYS. I KNOW YOUR MIND WILL BE BEATING

  • ROHCNAWN

    PDP HAS RUN OUT OF MONEY. IT POSTPONED DOOM DAY

  • evi

    Buhari is a useless liar! Buhari did not build even road side refinery .The refineries buhari wants to take credit for is the one built by Gowon and Murtala Mohammed. Buhari must think it is all Nigerians that have short memories or don’t know their history. He has the guts to come out and claim credit for what he didn’t do. Useless terrorist.

    • Abdulhamid Salihu

      Born to be poor

      • evi

        You guys from the core north are worse than the poor,you are parasites and leeches feeding off the wealth of other regions, you have nothing to offer and you are backward. If the British had not sold the south like slaves,you guys would still be living in the stone ages

        • Separate Us…

          Ur region is not better off….

          • evi

            Yes it is. You guys are parasites that bring nothing to the table and still want to control the region that feeds you. You guys better revive your groundnut pyramid business because come 2016 ,all the 86% oil blocs licenses owned by northern parasites will be revoked. We know that is why you guys want the presidency by any means necessary but you have already failed.

          • Separate Us…

            U see that’s my problem with u, u n i never benefit from the oil n as a matter of fact i don’t expect government to do anything for me.Calling a region a parasite because they don’t have crude shows how low u r.For ur information I’m independent farmer from Ondo-State……As far as Nigeria remain one,the natural resource belongs to all.Peace

          • evi

            You better check your lineage very well,your mother must have slept with an hausa fulani because their parasitic tendencies is inside you.When the chips are down we shall know who the natural resources found in each state or region belong to.

          • Separate Us…

            Where on earth do u live in Nigeria man!U can’t call any region a parasite in Nigeria,unless if u want to change the meaning of the word “Parasite”We both benefit from each other one way or the other

      • emmanuel

        Your North is born to be poor and you know.

        Your people own over 91% of the oil blocks in Nigeria both in person and by Southern proxies, yet you have the highest poverty and illiteracy index globally

    • NwaIgbo

      Evi, you should question the PDP government that has been in power for 6 years. We need solutions not blame game. Why are our refineries not functioning? When will we stop importing refined fuel when we can refine our crude here in Nigeria?

      • evi

        Jonathan has been president for four years. The northern elites ruled for forty years and slowly and systematically plundered our wealth and destroyed our infrastrutures, educational system, health care and so forth, so Jonathan is a magician that will wave a magic wand and all will be well with Nigeria? Even with the north doing everything to make Nigeria ungovernable for jonathan like they promised, Jonathan has done well. The earlier we tell ourselves the truth ,the better for all of us

        • Rose Ankeny

          How many years has PDP been ruling now ? You are not ready for the truth. 16 yrs n they can not fix the refineries yet you are supporting such a party smh4 your unborn children

          • Adaeze

            The same members of PDP especially the ones with active roles in the previous govt are all in APC,so what are talking about?

          • evi

            You and your terrorist party thrive on falsehood so you are incapable of telling or knowing truth, did Nigerians problems start 16 years ago? Or four years ago when Jonathan became president? Buhari almost wreaked our economy by turning it to trade by barter economy,turned milk and sugar to ‘essential commodities ‘ and sacked thousands of federal workers while he clamped down on freedom of expression, and you are here typing trash. You cannot rewrite buhari’s history, It was not Jonathan that destroyed our refineries and it is not four years that Jonathan would use to rebuild refineries that was completely destroyed by your terrorist oil cabal brothers who want to continue to import petroleum products so that they will continue collecting fraudulent subsidy claims

    • samson ogbemudia

      Go an check OK it was during OBJ an Buhari dats wen work an PH refinery was build OK dat was 1976 to 1980

      • evi

        Gowon awarded warri refinery in 1975 (buhari was governer then ) and was completed in 1978. kaduna refinery was awarded by murtala mohammed in 1976 and Obj completed in 1979( buhari left as petroluem minister in 1978)so tell us when exactly buhari built refineries, you cannot rewrite buhari’s history. The records are there for all discerning minds to see .

        • Rose Ankeny

          How come Buhari was there when the REFINERY WAS commissioned judging from the pix I uploaded ? THE TRUTH IS YOUR FATHER IS A BORN LIAR AND YOU SHALL DIE LYING.

          • A Blackman

            Why is it that some people usually choose to become insultive whenever they disagree with another person’s point of view. How then can we learn from each other. Do people not realise that once you become insultive/aggresive in a conversation, the issue is lost, the rest of the conversation become that of attack/defend. I particularly abhor people that insults other people’s parents. Maybe it’s just me.

          • Raqruq

            don’t waste ur breath, we have a government and supporters who are always on the defensive. Always looking for who to blame on every problem they encounter. March is here so vote wisely

          • evi

            I know you are a bloody illiterate like your terrorist quota system general, you are also a coward like your brothers, boko haram,that is why you hide behind a female name .the refinery was awarded by Gowon to an Italian company in 1975( when buhari was governor) was completed and commenced operations in 1978 ,buhari just became petroluem minister .so how did buhari build it? You and your terrorist leader, buhari and your coward brothers ,boko haram are not only born liars, you are vampires that survive on human blood.

          • HARD

            you name sound more like evil to me. so is Jo -noting.

      • Adaeze

        Shell refinery that govt took over? Wasn’t built by the govt.

  • excel

    Pdp has spent all the subsidy money on campaign and bribing. Nemesis will catch up to gej for taking Nigeria backward. It is time for CHANGE. March4Buhari

  • bugwu

    Where is Buhari?? Has branched to Cambrige to collect his certificate?? I learnt he is not yet back so what is he doing in UK. If he is fit let him come here and face NIJA people instead of using proxies.

    • Abdulhamid Salihu

      Naturally enemy of progress

      • bugwu

        I say where is Buhari? did I make him to fail mathematics? So how am I enemy of progress?

        • emmanuel

          Ask me o.

          Wetin dey vex Mr. Salihu like dis?

          Mr. Salihu ate you among the Buhari cabal like the Yar adua type?

          Make una bring FailBuhari out now.

          Ayo Fayose tell us truth, una come BlackBerry the man, now make una produce Buhari, for whereeee?

          Meanwhile, I hear say na Only El-Rufai be the Only Fulani person wen follow am – Yoruba cabal don hold Buhari hostage

  • real

    We should Jona where are the refineries he promised to built after the new year gift he gave us “gift” in 2012.

  • emmanuel

    Buhari refused to tell Nigerians how N2.8 billion grew wings from NNPC Midland Bank account to his BCCI account during the period he referred to.

    Where did Buhari speak from? Hope say no be Yar Adua kind of comment from unknown destination then?

    • Adaeze

      Buhari rovers,looking for life in Mars,them go chee chomthin. Buhari is tweeting from NASA

  • emmanuel

    This Buhari is a bumcum.

    Can Onlemhemen take credit for the ongoing Lagos Ibadan Highway? Imagine a bloody minister then telling undescerning e-rascals that he built Refineries.

    Afeeeceee – Lies, Afeeceee – Lies

    • Musbau Hamzat

      Do you have the proof. Abacha jailed Obasanjo – Buhari headed PTF under Abacha and did very well. When Obasanjo became President, he probed Buhari & Found Nothing – Absolutely Nothing in-discriminating against Buhari – (What an Integrity Man!) Obasanjo – Man we all know do not forgive easily when offended & fear nobody was publicly said Buhari is a saint. Pls my pple vote wisely this time and defend your vote. God Bless Nigeria – Amin

      • emmanuel

        Buhari said Abacha never stole any money.

        It is a case of an ex-General offering support because they all helped to plunder Nigeria and must cover each others back.

        Obasanjo is today the Richest man in Nigeria- remove his wealth from Dangotes own.

        Same Obasanjo said Kano population his higher than Lagos

  • August January

    It is only in Nigeria that the citizens would be hailing a government who blames the opposition party for all the nation’s problems. How APC is responsible for fuel scarcity through sabotage is what I am yet to understand. But many Nigerians are always willing to take any silly excuse for Jonathan’s failure. Really unfortunate

    • A Blackman

      Well said. Thank you

    • e_orpheus

      It just makes one pull out hairs in annoyance and frustration. How bereft of ideas can you be to point fingers at an opposition political party as being behind the current fuel scarcity.
      First we heard it was meaningless panic buying that was responsible and then they said it was the exchange rate, and now we hear it’s because importers have not being paid. Next they tell us that there is enough supply for March. And then someone says it’s the APC. All within 48 hours.
      Annoying and frustrating.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Not until he distances himself from his chief “NAVIGATOR”, old fox, Obasanjo. Buhari also needs to have Obasanjo renounce or retract the cheap, generic “endorsement” handed out by a grumpy, old rabble rouser. After all, his fair-weather mentor, Obasanjo was president who doubled as petroleum minister for 8 years solid. Who should be building refineries?

  • Alhaji yusuf

    After the defeat of his Boko boys, Buhari has switched from security to fuel-base campaign

  • God Help us

    Nigerians are their own problems, I wouldn’t even subscribe to the idea of Government building refineries because of our lack of maintenance culture.
    The Government came up with the idea of removing fuel subsidy which was the best idea based on what they saw that was happening, people bringing in 2000 metric tons instead of the actual quantity that the declared to Government and also collecting subsidy for this product that they never imported, they will bribe the navy, DPR, PPPRA, surveyors and auditor(Akintola Williams), the Government brought in different persons to end this rubbish but even a baby in the womb in Nigeria is very corrupt, now the Auditing firm that replaced Akintola Williams which is S.S. Afemikhe and co, PPPRA, DPR, NAVY are still helping this people like NEPAL, STALONIA, MASTER S ENERGY etc to defraud our Government by bringing in say 1000 mt of PMS and 15000 mt of water, defrauding our Government 15000 mt payment for water as product.

    • e_orpheus

      But how long will we continue to put forward this argument: because of our lack of maintenance culture.
      What is responsible for this culture? Should it not be addressed? A corrupt and inept leadership is the cause, if you ask me. There is no rational reason why in 2015 we still have to depend on refined imports.

  • favourtalk

    GEJ has failed this country in several ways, we need a better life, we can’t continue this way. Change is a must for a better nation. We deserve better. Change all the way

  • Guguru

    “The Federal Government and the Republic of Namibia have proposed to construct a joint oil refinery to maximise cooperation in the area of energy.

    The decision was reached during the two-day official visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Namibia at the invitation of his
    counterpart, President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

    This is contained in a joint communiqué issued on the visit and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Windhoek, Namibia.

    It stated that the refinery, which would be located in Walvis Bay, would be wholly private financed.

    The two leaders urged the private sector of both countries to work toward a speedy realisation of the joint oil refinery.”

    Nigerian Punch, March 2014, “Nigeria, Namibia to build joint oil refinery”

  • MushinSpeaks

    GMB, we count on you to come help build our refineries…the CHANGE we all crave for will come by His Grace

  • grace folarin

    GMB you can say this now because you are campaigning but the truth is you did nothing during you time in power. dont take glory for what you never did.
    Buhari refused to tell Nigerians how N2.8
    billion grew wings from NNPC Midland Bank account to his BCCI account during
    the period he referred to.
    Buhari is a useless liar! Buhari did not build
    even road side refinery .The refineries buhari wants to take credit for is the
    one built by Gowon and Murtala Mohammed. Buhari must think it is all Nigerians
    that have short memories or don’t know their history. He has the guts to come
    out and claim credit for what he didn’t do. #NO2BUHARI #GEJ4NAIJA

  • chi boss

    The APC, by been desperate for power are frustrated and bitter, they will never see anything commendable by the Jonathan administration. They remain uncomfortable and sad by GEJ’s achievement. Nigerians have an open eye now, we will not be moved by false allegations and misinformation. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • etini1

    Buhari at old age still claim to be ignorance of what himself and his counterpart has cause us in this nation, because he want to come back. Can buhari have a taught on us. What was his plan on fuel when he was on power. Woman welcome no coup on democracy, tell us about your past and good did as head of state then, then your boy OBJ’s several years, if want to give an account of failure you should start from your reign before now,

  • burning spear

    lambaste Jonathan from his sick bed in london—-abi

  • Yisabella Ekwealor

    Since his Boko Haram banter didn’t make it, Buhari has switched from security to fuel-base campaign. He forgets to say that the country would not benefit from a large oil production at such dismal prices. We should much rather keep our reserves for times when the baril goes for a price that is not artificially kept low by the OPEC so choke the new American shale gas production.

  • Fillip

    Poor old Bubu. His senility isn’t improving. Latest news : he forgot that despite his experience as oil Minister back in the day, he was terrible with managing oil resources when in power. Nigeria almost went bankrupt. It’s all over soon, hang on granpa.