Tinubu sues AIT for N150 billion over controversial documentary

Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, has instituted a case against the African Independent Television over a documentary on him aired on the station.

Mr. Tinubu brought an ex-parte motion before a Lagos High Court seeking an order of interim injunction restraining AIT whether by itself, agents, privies and or other persons from producing or continuing to broadcast, airing, or continuing to reproduce a documentary against Mr. Tinubu.

The motion also sought to restrain the TV station from continuing the broadcast of the documentary, which it started airing on March 1st and had been repeating daily, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated 5th March, 2015.

The motion further noted that damages would not adequately compensate applicant/claimant if the ex-parte order was not granted and prayed that the rest of the suit may be extinguished if the ex-parte order was not granted.

It also noted that there was real, imminent and urgent threat and danger of continuing to decimate the person and integrity of Mr. Tinubu by AIT by continuing to air the “offensive” broadcast if the ex-parte motion was not granted.

Wole Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and Tunji Abayomi are part of Mr. Tinubu’s legal team.

Last Monday, Mr. Tinubu had written to Daar Communications Limited, the owners of AIT, threatening to sue it for airing a documentary he deemed defamatory “in all respects”.

The hour-long documentary, which has been airing every day since March 1 at 11 p.m., titled “Unmasking the Real Tinubu” showcased various properties and companies across Lagos purportedly owned by Mr. Tinubu, described as “Nigeria’s biggest landlord”.

The programme also claimed that Mr. Tinubu was “charged for narcotics” in 1993 in the United States.

Mr. Tinubu gave the TV station 24 hours to apologize and retract the publication and demanded N20 billion as damages.

“We are surprised that your media house – and we hold you responsible for the documentary – lacks simple ability to know what is justifiable for publication or understand that freedom of expression does not include deliberate defamation of character,” Mr. Tinubu said in the letter by his lawyer, Mr. Abayomi.

“More disturbing is your representation that the said documentary was ‘sponsored’ without disclosing the ‘sponsors’. You cannot under law, hide under media freedom or freedom of expression to maliciously injure a citizen’s reputation.”

AIT responded swiftly describing Mr. Tinubu’s claims and demands as “laughable,” noting that the station was only carrying out its constitutional responsibility to uphold the fundamental objectives of the constitution.

“Daar Communications is therefore demanding a complete withdrawal of the letter under reference, which must be given wide publicity as that accorded the letter from the chambers of Tunji Abayomi,” the station said through their lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

“The media company demands an apology to be published in at least four leading national newspapers and four television stations, which must include NTA, Channels, and AIT.

“The sum of one hundred billion Naira representing aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages for the irreparable injury inflicted on AIT is also being demanded.”

Despite Mr. Tinubu’s earlier threat, AIT continued to air the documentary, frequently igniting public discourse on the topic on social media and other fora.

The APC leader went ahead to petition the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, urging them to sanction AIT for violating Nigeria’s broadcasting code.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has since been update to correct an error which suggested that the Court has granted accelerated hearing on the case. We have since understood that is not the case.


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  • Frank Bassey

    By going to court, those who did not know about the documentary will want to know about it; thereby exacerbating the scandalous production. This man is finished.

    • Wähala

      What did you want him to do instead, take the law into his own hands?
      That dog meat you Eteh houseboys eat really damages or replaces your brains. Get off whatever it is you’re smoking as it’s obviously not healthy for you. Tinubu has the capacity to ground AIT in a day if he sets loose his Area Boys in Eko. But he is showing maturity by approaching the courts yet, here you are displaying crass mentality. Idyiot with a shining badge is the best description for an asshole like you… Stuupid Chump!

      • Shuby Shaker

        Alhaji Raji Fashola,

        This is your legacy to Nigeria, your country……

        EKO O NI BAJE JU BAYI LO O. AMIN O.
        OLE JIJA APC YI TI POJU NI IJOBA EKO;
        HA, O POJU. OLORUN OBA NI KI O GBA WA.

        • Shuby Shaker

          Alhaji Raji Fashola,

          …..(2) This is your legacy to Nigeria, your country……

          • Public Records

            “Lagos state government’s LAGBUS scheme is managed by a registered
            private company known as LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd – whose Board
            of Directors are in the Lagos State Government and connected to the government.
            For instance, Mr. Disun Holloway, Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism is a board
            member of LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd.

            Though the board members and other key beneficiaries are likely to be fleecing
            the scheme through profit sharing and other means, the Lagbus scheme is no longer
            profitable. The Managing Director of LAGBUS, Mr. Tunde Disu at a radio program
            in 2012 claimed that the buses being managed by the company were 803.

            Whereas, the total number of buses on the roads on a daily basis is about 190,
            while buses operating 2 years ago were 300 – which means the buses operating
            are reducing due to mis-management. This is because most of the buses have
            broken down and are abandoned at depots due to expensive and unsustainable
            contract maintenance policy, although most of the buses are less than 3-years-old,
            they have been allowed to rot away. Hence, about 600 buses have deteriorated and
            are now wasting.”

            ……..Campaign For Democratic Workers’ Rights Lagos State

            (March 5th, 2013)

          • Tunde Fari

            Raji Fashola is a disgrace to educated Nigerians for making official personnel decisions
            partly based on Islam. Even if he was failing and repeating in school, as he’d said, he still
            fell below the intelligence quotient of an average man without much education but merely
            possessed of clarity of thought on right and wrong.

            For mismanaging Lagos schools into producing 80% school certificate failure rate
            since the year he resumed office in Lagos, Raji Fashola’s incompetence has by now
            almost destroyed the immediate future of Lagos state, besides the un-precedented
            debt of 3.7billion dollars he’s incurred as at today and put on the broken neck of
            the Lagos state government: a debt equivalent to forfeiting the next three and half
            years of Lagos state revenues from federal allocation.

          • aso

            “It is inconceivable that allegations as weighty as forgery and perjury
            will be made against the person of a retired General and a former Head
            of State without him deeming it necessary to conclusively debunk such
            allegations but would rather pass the buck to other persons or organisations.

            We consider this as an un-statesmanlike assault on the intelligence of Nigerians
            and it represents the greatest challenge between General Buhari and the office
            he seeks to occupy. The West African Examinations Council recently declared
            that it did not have any records of Buhari’s secondary school certificate,
            just as the military authorities also haven’t.”

            ……….Doyin Okupe

            (Senior Special Adviser to President Jonathan)

            February 1st, 2015

          • Princewill

            Here they come. Tell that your disgraceful loafer to make quick to return the huge amounts he scammed through fake contracts from both the IMO and Benue States government o otherwise he will serve tea for his thieving master, GEJ in Kirikiri after May. I know the fresh cases of stealing he has piled in his ass licking business to Jonathief will earn him a life time in jail anyway.

            You and your Bastard Okupe (he said he should be called a bastard if APC lasts beyond two months) are filling which perjury charge? Is it against the fake Phd your dumb Oga parades and disgraces himself at every corner with grammatical tragedies; ‘how much did Nwobpdo stole?’ Useless drowning clowns!

          • umunnem

            What do all these members of Jonathan’s Kitchen cabinet have in common?
            Ayo Fayose
            Doyin Okupe
            Adamu Muazu
            FoodFKayode (FFK)
            Buruji Kashamu
            Patience Jonathan
            Olabode George

    • Oluwasanmi

      Which Man is Finish, people like you will tell a rape victim not to report.And that is why Tinubu is different from the rest. He will give it to you the way, you want it, he hold no prisoner. AIT will soon become once upon a time, just wait and see.

      • truth is bitter

        Abi o just watch. Ait is always stain with scandal. It needs to be teach a lesson.

        • GideonOrkarII

          It needs to be teach a lesson??????

          • truth is bitter

            You eyes can’t see. The same way you don’t see jona corruption.

          • GideonOrkarII

            Please let’s chat in vernacular… English is not for you. No be by force!

          • Princewill

            Yet you have a president who said, ‘How much did Nwobodo stole?’ and is still brandishing a PhD in Pool Forecast from Otuoke?

          • Princewill

            At least that is better than; ‘How much did Nwobodo stole?’ By GEJ Dumbo, PhD Pool Forecast, Otuoke

      • Awarawa

        Are you saying that Tinubu is a rape victim? The man is the one raping Lagos state treasury. Abi na rape cause wetin FFK talk say dey make Lie Mohammed to dey wear diapers?! Na wa o!

        • d

          And who is raping Nigeria as a whole?

        • Princewill

          Who are you mentioning here! FFK? The problem with these dying PDPigs is that all of them have damning cases to answer. The junkie FFK who bought temporary reprieve from his stealing case will certainly end up in prison after May 29. As Jonathan Zwingina said last week, the fear that their sons will be expanded to accommodate the PDP looters is real but they can do nothing about it. Let them continue hauling silly mud thinking that will save them from a certain fate. As OBJ revealed, Jona the thieving dumb is scared stiff that GMB will send him to jail and he will not go alone. With his wife and thousands of PDPig raiders, Nigerian prisons will surely be expanded to accommodate all dem PDP roaches who between them have stolen over N200 trillion from the nation’s treasury since 1999 and that include Raymond Dokpesi!

      • IAMAFRICAN

        The rape victim here is Lagos.

        • Ola Alani

          So u want ppl to believe but not true bro, tell me which state in Nigeria is better than Lagos enonomically despite being in opposition all the while.

          • TrueNja

            Olu Alani – Call a spade a spade. You fake e-rats are shouting for change at the center b’cos GEJ govt is corrupt. Now that AIT is exposing Tinubu and Lagos govt corruption, you guys are now defending Tinubu and Lagos govt. corruption. Often times, I feel ashamed to be a Nigerian b’cos of fake people like you.

      • Ola Alani

        Thank you

    • Uzoma John

      You e rats can now see how law abiding the people you are maliciously accusing are. They are not as barberic as FFK, Fayose, Jona and co you who do not obey or embrace the courts, rather circumvent it. Tinubu has gone to court- the best thing to do. Devil’s advocates, that’s what you people are.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Shut up, Tinubu has been exposed and nothing on earth can erase that. 99% of everything in the documentary is true and verifiable so he just wants to do Alaye style raking but all the foreign Embassies are aware of his past so when the APC sell-outs go to disseminate their falsehoods against Nigerians,they will be seen for what they are.

        Many more stuff about APC guys are in the pipeline……..your agents of change. THUNDER FIRE UNA DIA !!

        • Uzoma John

          Oke internet (E rat). Ibiakwala ozo. If embassies are aware of his deeds as you claimed, we the people of Nigeria are aware of the billions GEJ and his gang of thieves are stealing everyday. We are aware of how GEJ knowingly allowed BH to linger, which took the lives of over 20000 Nigerians, not to talk of property destruction. You can attack Tinubu as much as you like. He has gone to court. Meet him there. GEJ the thief is your Presidential flagbearer, while we have the incorruptible GMB as ours. Anu nkita. March 28 is around the corner. Your crumb is drying out. Ewu

        • godswill Ibe

          The largest corrupt party in Africa- poverty development party’s (pdp) propaganda will not change anything for we will still vote for APC. If pig d pig likes, let it manufacture video showing where Tinubu was buying CBN, we will vote APC because the whole world knows that you are only fighting dirty just to be relevant in this elections but that will never work. pdp was just being petty and jealous of the towering political heights of Tinubu. Lagos, under Tinubu and Fashola remains the reference point for modern cities in Africa. The crimes every Nigeria holds against pdp for their 16 years of enslavement of Nigerians, are crime of corruption, looting, under-development, unemployment,insecurity,clueless,mediocrity,incompetence, failure. And it is worst under this present motionless and misfit president jonathan. There is no escape route for jonathan and pdp in this election. #BUHARI/OSINBAJO/TINUBU/APC= MOVING FORWARD

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            If fighting with FACTS means FIGHTING DIRTY, so be it !

    • godswill Ibe

      Crimes every Nigerian holds against pdp for their 16 years of
      enslavement of Nigerians, are crime of corruption, looting,
      under-development,
      unemployment,insecurity,clueless,mediocrity,incompetence, failure. And
      it is worst under this present motionless and misfit president jonathan.
      There is no escape route for jonathan and pdp in this election.
      #BUHARI/OSINBAJO/TINUBU/APC= MOVING FORWARD

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  • Tunde Savage

    HONEST PEOPLE OF LAGOS STATE LONG MADE UP THEIR MINDS
    BEFORE A.I.T JUST WOKE UP FROM ITS SLUMBER TO SAY WHAT
    WE’D LONG KNOWN AND SUFFERED UNDER THESE APC ROGUES.

    • O.Majeks

      Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola: Where is Lagos State’s $40billion?

      Between May 1999 and now, Lagos state government has earned $40 billion dollars
      as revenues but the money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared
      between Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever
      in modern Yoruba history.

      In 2012, Lagos state floated a loan bond of ₦87.5 billion in November to borrow
      at 14.5% interest rate and got public investors to subscribe for repayment with interest
      but once the bond was fully subscribed, Alhaji Raji Fashola took 40% of that money –
      about 35 billion Naira or so – and handed it over in cash to Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu,
      via bogus corporate fronts, namely: (a) Lekki Concession Company, (b) ARM company,
      and, (c) Hitech company
      ; in a bogus “buy-back deal” of a supposed concession right
      on the 15-kilometre Lekki Expressway.

      • O.Majeks

        (2) Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola: Where is Lagos State’s $40billion?

        This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’
        on the Lekki tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola, but what the corrupt and
        clever by half Raji Fashola did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state
        and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s companies in the first place.

        Or did Bola Tinubu’s companies invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

        In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront;
        without any work, A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue
        for the next 3 years to pay for this 87.5 billion Naira bond debt by Lagos residents,
        on top of another $3.7 billion dollars of debtRaji Fashola has so far incurred
        without any sustainable project to show for it; a debt equal to the gross future income
        of Lagos state from Nigeria’s federal allocation in the next 3½ years.

        • godswill Ibe

          The whole world knows that it is an after thought of a sinking pdp which is only fighting dirty just to be
          relevant in this elections but that will never work. pdp is being
          petty and jealous of the towering political heights of Tinubu. Lagos,
          under Tinubu and Fashola remains the reference point for modern cities
          in Africa. We say NO to the re-election of corrupt and incompetent jonathan, we say NO to pdp in Lagos,among others. #BUHARI/OSINBAJO/AMBODE/TINUBU/APC 2015=MOVING FORWARD.

        • Princewill

          You are not asking for this too?

          Jona, Where is Nigeria’s N38 Trillion?

          N30 Trillion Stolen Under Jonathan Plus N8.7 Trillin AU Fund, Charles Soludo insists

          A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has reaffirmed his claim that at least N30 trillion of Nigerian money has either been stolen, diverted or unaccounted for in the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister.
          He however said that does not include the about N8.6 trillion the African Union said is stolen from Nigeria annually.
          In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Soludo said he stood by statements he made in the last one week exposing the rot in the Nigerian economy, and accusing President Goodluck Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of ineptitude.
          Mr. Soludo however said he would no longer release the second and third parts of his promised three-part response to Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s reply to his first article on the state of the economy.
          Mr. Soludo’s first salvo at the government, alleging extensive abuse and corruption in the system and grading Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala “F” on economic management, triggered a combative response from the minister who labelled Mr. Soludo Nigeria’s worst CBN governor.
          In his second piece, Mr. Soludo said the government’s poor management of the economy had resulted in the loss of N30 trillion.
          He said the amount did not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
          Mr. Soludo said Wednesday he will hold fire henceforth, and that his decision followed reports quoting the minister as saying she would no longer join issues with him.
          Read full statement below
          I STAND BY MY STATEMENTS
          Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR
          1. My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my latest article and call for a structured debate on the issues. According to the report, she no longer wants to join issues with me. In the circumstance of the moment, I therefore withhold parts two and three of my promised three-part response.
          2. Let me also state for the avoidance of doubt that I stand by every statement I made in the two articles viz: (1) “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Elections”; and (2) “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions”. In particular, I insist that over N30 trillion has either been stolen or unaccounted for, or grossly mismanaged over the last few years. This figure does not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
          3. I wish to thank Nigerians all over the world who have been contributing to this timely debate. This is election time and it is expected that some vested interests will either choose to live in denial or attempt to politicise the issues. But from the debate so far, I am convinced that our economic management won’t be the same again. Once our managers know that the citizens will rigorously and vigorously challenge them to account, the welfare of the citizens will be better for it. Whoever wins has his job cut out for him, and to the extent that this debate has challenged the respective teams to seriously re-examine their blueprints to guarantee the security and prosperity of every Nigerian, my objective is accomplished. I love my country Nigeria, and as I said before, I won’t keep quiet again.
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    • Ola Alani

      Move to another state please?, lets see what you will enjoy there.

    • godswill Ibe

      The largest corrupt party in Africa- poverty development party’s (pdp)
      propaganda will not change anything for we will still vote for APC. If
      pig d pig likes, let it manufacture video showing where Tinubu was
      buying CBN, we will vote APC. We abhor corruption,poverty,unemployment,under- development,mediocrity, clueless, distrust,lies. and incompetence. Jonathan, where are the Chibok girls? where are the 20,000 lives that have been lost in the North East? where are the 32 dead victims of your scandalous immigration job? the list is endless. The APC that GOD has blessed, let no man curse. pdp a word is enough for the wise. You cannot deceive us with this your childish propaganda, we are wiser than all of you. SAI APC.

      • Princewill

        No don’t mind them. This one na Tinubu too

        N30 Trillion Stolen Under Jonathan Plus N8.7 Trillin AU Fund, Charles Soludo insists

        A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has reaffirmed his claim that at least N30 trillion of Nigerian money has either been stolen, diverted or unaccounted for in the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister.
        He however said that does not include the about N8.6 trillion the African Union said is stolen from Nigeria annually.
        In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Soludo said he stood by statements he made in the last one week exposing the rot in the Nigerian economy, and accusing President Goodluck Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of ineptitude.
        Mr. Soludo however said he would no longer release the second and third parts of his promised three-part response to Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s reply to his first article on the state of the economy.
        Mr. Soludo’s first salvo at the government, alleging extensive abuse and corruption in the system and grading Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala “F” on economic management, triggered a combative response from the minister who labelled Mr. Soludo Nigeria’s worst CBN governor.
        In his second piece, Mr. Soludo said the government’s poor management of the economy had resulted in the loss of N30 trillion.
        He said the amount did not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
        Mr. Soludo said Wednesday he will hold fire henceforth, and that his decision followed reports quoting the minister as saying she would no longer join issues with him.
        Read full statement below
        I STAND BY MY STATEMENTS
        Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR
        1. My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my latest article and call for a structured debate on the issues. According to the report, she no longer wants to join issues with me. In the circumstance of the moment, I therefore withhold parts two and three of my promised three-part response.
        2. Let me also state for the avoidance of doubt that I stand by every statement I made in the two articles viz: (1) “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Elections”; and (2) “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions”. In particular, I insist that over N30 trillion has either been stolen or unaccounted for, or grossly mismanaged over the last few years. This figure does not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
        3. I wish to thank Nigerians all over the world who have been contributing to this timely debate. This is election time and it is expected that some vested interests will either choose to live in denial or attempt to politicise the issues. But from the debate so far, I am convinced that our economic management won’t be the same again. Once our managers know that the citizens will rigorously and vigorously challenge them to account, the welfare of the citizens will be better for it. Whoever wins has his job cut out for him, and to the extent that this debate has challenged the respective teams to seriously re-examine their blueprints to guarantee the security and prosperity of every Nigerian, my objective is accomplished. I love my country Nigeria, and as I said before, I won’t keep quiet again.
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  • Prof. Wole Soyinka

    BEWARE !!!

    ALL THE JUDGES IN LAGOS ARE ON BOLA AHMED TINUBU’S PAYROLL

    In fact, Justice IBRAHIM BUBA and Justice JOHN TSOHO write their judgements in Bola Tinubu’s bedroom.

  • Awarawa

    If Tinubu know say na lie AIT talk, hi no need to worry. But as hin wan go court to open hin yansh now, make hin tell the judge to issue injunction to stop the ones trending online. Yeye criminals…

    • godswill Ibe

      REPS TO PROBE NNPC OVER MISSING $14.9BN PROFIT FROM LNG
      by WOLE OLADIMEJI on Mar 2, 2015 | No
      comments

      House of Representatives has concluded arrangement to commence investigation
      of the $14.9bn (N3trn) profit from the Liquified Natural Gas paid to the
      Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC.

      The House is seeking to know what happened to the funds in question, which
      represented dividends accruing from the sale of liquified gas from 2004 to 2014
      and which the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas Company, NLNG, said it has paid to
      NNPC.

      Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Solomon Olamilekan
      Adeola, made the disclosure at the weekend.

      He said the committee will move a motion at plenary tomorrow to compel NNPC
      to bring relevant documents.

      It was reliably gathered that the NNPC in a swift move to stop the House
      from going ahead with the probe ordered its lawyer, Mike Ozekhome & Co., to
      write the committee last Friday.

      Its major plank of argument was that the committee had no right to request
      for the LNG accounts.

      Olamilekan-Adeola said: “We invited the LNG people to appear before the
      Committee on Public Accounts.

      “They came and told us that Federal Government has 51 per cent holding in
      LNG, while 41 per cent is owned by Shell and other private sectors.

      “Yes, if we have 51 per cent, how much of these funds have returned to the
      Federal Government as dividend? They said they have it and between 2004 and
      2014 they’ve remitted it to NNPC coffers in form of dividends.

      “We wrote to NNPC asking for an evidence for the sources of revenue, the
      bank statements, and if there is any expenditure for that account and any other
      item they can furnish us with.

      “Just this afternoon (last Friday), we received a letter from their lawyer,
      Mike Ozekhome & Co., quoting section 88 and other relevant sections of the
      constitution as to why they cannot and will not come before the committee with
      these particular documents.”

      The chairman explained further that Ozekhome’s chamber was a private law
      firm and does not represent the law courts, and that NNPC’s action shows “that
      there is more to what we’re seeing.”

      He further stated that the committee made a simple request on transactions
      that concerns the generality of Nigerians, “And the next line of action is to
      go to your lawyer to start writing us and from there move to court to seek
      injunction preventing us from requesting for that document.

      “This tells you the extent to which they have used the judiciary to stall a
      lot of investigations we are carrying out as a House.

      “And on Tuesday, I want to come by a motion of urgent national importance,
      so that the House can know what is in the offing as far as LNG is concerned,”
      he added.

  • Okey

    BUHARI CALLS FOR JEGA’S SACK, ACCUSES INEC OF DEEP CORRUPTION

    PREMIUM TIMES March 7, 2013, Monday Ateboh and Agency Report

    Nigeria’s former head of state Muhammadu Buhari, has called for the sack of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, and other top officials of the commission, saying the electoral body, as presently constituted, cannot be trusted to deliver on credible elections.

    Speaking in London at the 4th British-African Diaspora conference held at the British House of Parliament on the theme “Stable Democracy and Nigeria’s Economy,”, Mr. Buhari said sacking Mr. Jega and his lieutenants is a good starting point for fixing Nigeria’s broken electoral system.

    “All the present indications are that INEC as it is presently constituted would be unable to deliver any meaningful elections in 2015,” the former head of state said. “INEC’s top echelon is immersed deep in corruption and only wholesale changes at the top could begin to cure its malaise.”

    He said for future elections to be credible and hitch-free, government needs to do a clean sweep of the personnel at INEC, replacing them with Nigerians of unquestionable integrity.

    “What is required is a group of independent minded people, patriotic, incorruptible but with the capacity to handle such a strenuous assignment of conducting elections in Nigeria. It is not difficult to find such people but whether the Government and the National Assembly have the inclination to do so I am not so sure.” Mr. Buhari added.

    He accused the Jega-led INEC of having developed “a very cozy relationship with Executive and Judicial arms of government that its impartiality is totally lost”.

    Mr. Buhari recalled that in the run-up to the last elections the electoral body “requested (and received with indecent haste) in excess of 80 billion naira (about £340m.) a hefty sum by any standards, so that it could conduct the elections including organizing bio-metric voters data specifically for the 2011 elections”.

    He said that but when opposition parties “challenged the patently dishonest figures it announced and subpoenaed the bio-metric data in court, INEC refused to divulge them on the laughable excuse of “National Security”.

    Mr. Buhari also spoke on a wide range of issues from state creation to zoning system, poverty and wealth creation as well as the 2015 general elections. He said the scourge of corruption is deeply rooted in the nation, which puts the fight against the menace beyond the capacity of any government.

    Reiterating the view expressed in a recent interview by the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Ekpo Nta, that “there is no political will (by government) to fight corruption in Nigeria”, the former Presidential flag bearer of the CPC underscored the need for cooperation by all Nigerians in the campaign to rid the country of corruption in all its ramifications.

    “Until serious efforts are made to tackle corruption, which is beyond the capacity of the government, economic growth and stability will continue to elude us,” he noted.

    He, however, acknowledged Nigeria’s capacity to emerge as an economically competitive nation if the wrongs of political and economic corruption are corrected, adding that “democracy” cannot function
    optimally without a certain level of economic attainment.

    According to the CPC chieftain, there is no short cut to poverty eradication other than to get people to work and earn their living, pointing out that there was need to ensure that agriculture thrives
    throughout the country through the provision of adequate incentives, like fertiliser, pesticides and small-scale credits to farmers.

    He identified agriculture as one area that would greatly boost the growth of Nigeria within five to seven years, adding that the massive drift from rural to urban centres would be greatly reduced if proper
    attention is given the sector by government and other stakeholders.

    He said attention should also be paid to the revival of employment generating activities through the small and medium enterprises, notably in the textiles industry and other land and forest resources-based
    industries to absorb the huge urban labour, in the drive to tackle poverty, reduce crime and boost economic growth.

    A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir El-Rufai, who also spoke at the event, said Mr. Buhari was persuaded to return to active politics even though he had earlier said he would never
    contest for the presidency after losing in the 2003, and 2007 elections.

    On age limit for presidential aspirants, Mr. El Rufai said he believed strongly that the issue was not about age, but about (Buhari’s) “combination of the wisdom of the old, and dynamism of the young to move the nation forward.”

    The conference, organised by BEN TV, was launched last year as part of efforts to engage the Diaspora on developmental issues in Nigeria.

    • Bleeding heart

      BUHARI, BUHARI, BUHARI, YOUR ASSOCIATION WITH BOLA TINUBU
      CAST THE SUSPICION ON YOUR CERTIFICATE WHICH WAS NEVER
      INVESTIGATED BEFORE NOW. YOU HAVE BECOME BOLA TINUBU’S
      NEW CASUALTY. WHAT YOU HAD GOING WITH YOUR NAME IS GONE.
      WHAT A SHAME, WHAT A MESS, WHAT A WAY TO END UP IN HISTORY.

  • Dr. John

    Those Bola Ahmed Tinubu first made mad…

    It is a great pity that Professor Wole Soyinka strove so hard to build a fairly good name
    but then pledged it to Bola Tinubu, after which Wole Soyinka stopped looking the same.
    The same tragedy befell Femi Falana – but with less pity, because he knew Bola Tinubu’s
    perjurious statements in 1999; and as a lawyer, he knew Bola Tinubu’s court records as
    a a plea-bargained drugs-running criminal. In that sense, Femi Falana was more
    a complicit fellow than a victim, as his image plummets to look like what the cat dragged in.

    • Rikky

      @Dr.John,

      How about the other cretin who makes a mess of himself on radio as a presenter

      on Classic FM 97.3 – Jimi Disu – a man given all biological functions to walk, to eat,

      walk and think, but who without shame or thought, announces himself as a born
      follower of Alhaji Raji Fashola – whose wealth is not attributable to any inheritance;
      modern or ancient, and whose only employment history is as a salaried employee
      of a law firm, without ever owning any industry or productive company of his own?

      • Adoki Damian

        Lagos state government is now owing $3.7 billion dollars. That’s equal to 750 billion Naira.
        What do Lagosians have to show for it, after Lagos state government earned $20 billion
        dollars under Raji Fashola? This Lagos state government of Raji Fashola is almost a
        crime against humanity besides being a financial crime in broad daylight. But what baffles
        me is that Lagosians are so easy to colonize by such a stuttering fellow called Bola Tinubu.

        • godswill Ibe

          REVEALED:JONATHAN BRIBED PASTORS WITH N7 BILLION, NOT N6 BILLION

          Thursday, February 19, 2015 12

          A Borno-based Pastor, Kallamu Musa-Dikwa, said on Thursday that the money that
          was given to pastors by the President was actually N7bn and not N6bn as alleged
          by Amaechi, who doubles as the Director-General of the APC Presidential
          Campaign Organisation.

          Amaechi had alleged that unnamed leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party paid
          N6bn to Christian clerics to campaign against Buhari and the APC.

          The governor’s allegation caused a stir among the Christian clerics, with the
          Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and the Northern State Christian Elders Forum
          asking Amaechi to name the church leaders, who collected the huge bribe.

          But Musa-Dikwa, who is the Executive Director of the Voice of Northern
          Christian Movement, told journalists in Kaduna
          on Thursday that the said money was channelled through the Christian
          Association of Nigeria.

          He said the CAN got the said money(N7bn) on January 26, 2015 and disbursed N3m
          to each State Chairmen of the CAN across the country.

          Musa-Dikwa, who was an Associate Pastor with the E. Y. N. Church, Farm Centre, Dikwa Road, Maiduguri,
          Borno State, under Rev. Emmanuel Kwajihe
          between 2002 and 2004, said the CAN had started threatening Christians in the
          state (Borno) that they must re-elect Jonathan in the rescheduled election.

          He said, “It was N7bn that was given to the CAN leadership by President
          Goodluck Jonathan. They(CAN) later disbursed N3m to the State Chairmen of the CAN.

          “The money was handed over to the CAN Leadership on 26th January, 2014.”

          “Actually, President Jonathan is using CAN President, and it was the CAN
          President who collected the monies and shared N3m to the CAN executives in each
          state.

          “And some Pentecostal Bishops also collected their share. Actually, the money
          is not N6bn, it is N7bn. This is what I know. One of the CAN officials from Abuja told me that they
          have collected the money. The corruption in CAN is terrible. They are
          corrupting the body of Christ because of money.

          “They are now threatening Christians in Borno State
          that they will deal with anybody, who refuses to vote for Jonathan. And the CAN
          officials are now campaigning that if Buhari emerges President, he will
          Islamise Nigeria;
          and that Osinbajo collected monies from Islamic world; and that the same
          Osinbajo will resign soon after Buhari wins to give way for Tinubu to emerge
          Vice President.”

          Musa-Dikwa named some high-profile clerics, who had benefitted from the
          controversial largesse to actualise the re-election bid of Jonathan.

      • sho

        APC in Lagos state is a criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying stealing.

        • Princewill

          And here is Saint Pdpigs

          N30 Trillion Stolen Under Jonathan Plus N8.7 Trillin AU Fund, Charles Soludo insists

          A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has reaffirmed his claim that at least N30 trillion of Nigerian money has either been stolen, diverted or unaccounted for in the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister.
          He however said that does not include the about N8.6 trillion the African Union said is stolen from Nigeria annually.
          In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Soludo said he stood by statements he made in the last one week exposing the rot in the Nigerian economy, and accusing President Goodluck Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of ineptitude.
          Mr. Soludo however said he would no longer release the second and third parts of his promised three-part response to Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s reply to his first article on the state of the economy.
          Mr. Soludo’s first salvo at the government, alleging extensive abuse and corruption in the system and grading Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala “F” on economic management, triggered a combative response from the minister who labelled Mr. Soludo Nigeria’s worst CBN governor.
          In his second piece, Mr. Soludo said the government’s poor management of the economy had resulted in the loss of N30 trillion.
          He said the amount did not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
          Mr. Soludo said Wednesday he will hold fire henceforth, and that his decision followed reports quoting the minister as saying she would no longer join issues with him.
          Read full statement below
          I STAND BY MY STATEMENTS
          Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR
          1. My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my latest article and call for a structured debate on the issues. According to the report, she no longer wants to join issues with me. In the circumstance of the moment, I therefore withhold parts two and three of my promised three-part response.
          2. Let me also state for the avoidance of doubt that I stand by every statement I made in the two articles viz: (1) “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Elections”; and (2) “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions”. In particular, I insist that over N30 trillion has either been stolen or unaccounted for, or grossly mismanaged over the last few years. This figure does not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
          3. I wish to thank Nigerians all over the world who have been contributing to this timely debate. This is election time and it is expected that some vested interests will either choose to live in denial or attempt to politicise the issues. But from the debate so far, I am convinced that our economic management won’t be the same again. Once our managers know that the citizens will rigorously and vigorously challenge them to account, the welfare of the citizens will be better for it. Whoever wins has his job cut out for him, and to the extent that this debate has challenged the respective teams to seriously re-examine their blueprints to guarantee the security and prosperity of every Nigerian, my objective is accomplished. I love my country Nigeria, and as I said before, I won’t keep quiet again.
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    • Folabi

      Dele Alake too; yes, that one likes big title, free money and he

      even delusively thinks he’s convincing hollering – the three vices

      a thinking person should avoid – because they’ve belittled him so far.

      • sho

        APC in Lagos state is a criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying stealing.

    • Ola Alani

      So as it may, could you pls mention which state is more functional and progress oriented than the same present Lagos state which the the same Tinubu is a poineer of, some of which ideas other states and even the federal government are now copying ( i.e your supposed technology to stop ghost workers which has been in place in Lagos before the era of Fashola) despite ur PDP govt refusing to release funds to Lagos prior to 2007.Despite all ur accusation, ppl from all over the country continue to troop into the state. Please learn to think b4 casting aspersions. I’ll rather live in ur so called Tinubu bondage than what ur so called PDP (Poverty/Penury Development Party) has to offer or presently offering.

      • Princewill

        Don’t mind them. And the irony is that they are staying and milking the benefits of a well governed state like Lagos instead of their well governed states and their federal government where no thieves domicile

        • TrueNja

          No difference between Jonathan and Tinubu. A thief is a thief.

    • detective

      If one is nt in support of this clueless, drunkard and blood sucker called GEJ, he become a bad person in the eyes of the sycophants like u punk!

      • Princewill

        Exactly and that is what corruption does; it mobilizes in legions and fights you but it will lose this battle. Their shoeless thief has spent over N500 billion openly bribing people and groups, pastors and imams for the past one week and feeding such criminal scam stations like AIT to do his bestial interests of remaining in power but these enablers of corruption will rather have us believe that it is Tinubu that stole the over N200 trillion PDP has stolen in sixteen years of unrelenting stealing. But Nigerians are wiser than these midgets.

    • godswill Ibe

      PDP SPENT N185BN TO RIG ELECTIONS, SETS UP 37-MAN COMMITTEE

      According to a very reliable source in the camp of PDP and who sought anonymity , the
      ruling Peoples Democratic Party have spent N185 billion to bribe
      voters, religious leaders and electoral officers in hopes of rigging the
      elections.

      Last weekend, Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent
      National Electoral Commision, has announced the INEC’s decision to postpone
      the 2015 elections to March and April. Since then, Nigerians, already
      agitated from “the election fever”, have been making assumptions as to who
      or what might be behind the date shift, and if the reasons listed by the INEC
      are genuine – however, in yesterday’s media chat, President Jonathan maintained
      he does not interfere in the Commission’s affairs.

      After the elections postponement, Nigeria’s two opposing poltical
      giants and their respective flag-bearers, the APC and Muhammadu Buhari, and the
      PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan, have gotten a second wind for exchanging
      bitter remarks and mutual accusations.

      Yesterday, a couple of APC-supporting Facebook pages have issued
      “breaking news” from the PDP camp. APC FAN CLUB – Worldwide
      and APCGovernment suggest that “the
      Presidency has commissioned a team of 37
      members and mobilized them with N5 billion each to deliver him [President
      Jonathan] come March 28, 2015″.

      It is worth noting that in the media chat, President
      Jonathan said “N21 billion” of his campaign funds are merely rumours

      The groups credit a source “very close” to the Presidency for providing them
      with the information.

      The APC’s sources indicate that a 37-person committee has been set up to “deliver
      president Jonathan in [the] next month’s election considering the
      imminent defeat staring at him in the event that an election is held today”.

      The said committee is allegedly comprised of each state’s representatives
      who also are “notable political figures within the PDP and President
      Jonathan’s government”. The “advisers” of the Presidency are fearing for
      President Jonathan’s “dwindling popularity and acceptability among the
      Nigerian electorate” and “with the international
      community,” the APC-supporting Facebook pages report.

      Also mentioned were “red flags” such as various polls conducted on social
      media “where President Jonathan woefully lost to the opposition candidate
      [Buhari],“ as opposed to similar exercises conducted in
      2011.

      According to the APC sources, the Presidency“considered shifting the polls
      again but was advised against doing so” for the fear of resistance
      from Nigerians and the international community. Furthermore, “an interim
      government was also considered,” but the proposition “did not go
      through because many at the meeting wondered how it will be possible when the
      opposition constitutes over 50% of the National Assembly.”

      Eventually, the 37-person committee came to the conclusion that “the
      only viable option is to use money to buy voters, lobby religious rulers and
      influence some resident electoral officers to rig the election” in the
      PDP’s favour. Each member was presented with “N 5 billion mobilization
      fee,” N185 billion in total. The APC’s source added that more people
      could be incorporated into the committee should the need arise.

      The committee is expected to report to the Preseidency on their progress in
      the next four weeks.

    • Princewill

      Yes, this one na Tinubu too;

      N30 Trillion Stolen Under Jonathan Plus N8.7 Trillin AU Fund, Charles Soludo insists

      A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has reaffirmed his claim that at least N30 trillion of Nigerian money has either been stolen, diverted or unaccounted for in the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister.
      He however said that does not include the about N8.6 trillion the African Union said is stolen from Nigeria annually.
      In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Soludo said he stood by statements he made in the last one week exposing the rot in the Nigerian economy, and accusing President Goodluck Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of ineptitude.
      Mr. Soludo however said he would no longer release the second and third parts of his promised three-part response to Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s reply to his first article on the state of the economy.
      Mr. Soludo’s first salvo at the government, alleging extensive abuse and corruption in the system and grading Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala “F” on economic management, triggered a combative response from the minister who labelled Mr. Soludo Nigeria’s worst CBN governor.
      In his second piece, Mr. Soludo said the government’s poor management of the economy had resulted in the loss of N30 trillion.
      He said the amount did not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
      Mr. Soludo said Wednesday he will hold fire henceforth, and that his decision followed reports quoting the minister as saying she would no longer join issues with him.
      Read full statement below
      I STAND BY MY STATEMENTS
      Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR
      1. My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my latest article and call for a structured debate on the issues. According to the report, she no longer wants to join issues with me. In the circumstance of the moment, I therefore withhold parts two and three of my promised three-part response.
      2. Let me also state for the avoidance of doubt that I stand by every statement I made in the two articles viz: (1) “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Elections”; and (2) “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions”. In particular, I insist that over N30 trillion has either been stolen or unaccounted for, or grossly mismanaged over the last few years. This figure does not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
      3. I wish to thank Nigerians all over the world who have been contributing to this timely debate. This is election time and it is expected that some vested interests will either choose to live in denial or attempt to politicise the issues. But from the debate so far, I am convinced that our economic management won’t be the same again. Once our managers know that the citizens will rigorously and vigorously challenge them to account, the welfare of the citizens will be better for it. Whoever wins has his job cut out for him, and to the extent that this debate has challenged the respective teams to seriously re-examine their blueprints to guarantee the security and prosperity of every Nigerian, my objective is accomplished. I love my country Nigeria, and as I said before, I won’t keep quiet again.
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  • JUSTA MOI***

    THIS WEBSITE IS THE OFFICIAL MOUTHPIECE OF APC.
    NO WONDER YOU STINK. YOU REALLY REEK TO HIGH HEAVEN. I HATE THIS WEBSITE WITH A PASSION THAT EVEN I CANNOT UNDERSTAND. I AM COLONEL MARIAMA(RTD)

    • Ola Alani

      Then get off it, U Luna’

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        He has the right to air his views without hindrance……and you have no right to ask any person to “get off it” so shut the f-ck up !!

        • Jones P.

          Yes, you are right but there are too many Mujahedens in Premium Times newsroom.
          That’s the clear and present danger. I will not be surprised if their Editors wear Hijab.

    • Princewill

      Go and watch NTA and AIT where the parody of your dumb thief Jona, his akamu ambullera wife Patie and the PDP rouges forms the central issue buy by March 28, that idiocy will end as PDP begins its final journey to the grave on that day

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Do we need a documentary to accept that Asiwaju is a certified bandit ?

    • godswill Ibe

      SHOCKING: PDP Pays Judge N2billion To Disqualify Buhari (SEE
      EXPOSED SECRETS)

      Ngeriana News: Posted: 09 Feb 2015 07:22 AM PST

      After succeeding in securing poll postponement, PDP has begun its next move
      to ensure that the presidential candidate of APC, General Muhammadu Buhari,
      does not emerge as the winner of the election.

      After the postponement announcement, PDP was quick to applaud the decision
      while APC fumed. Millions of Nigerians sneered, even as people around the world
      took the news of postponement as a shock too difficult to believe. But close
      watchers of Nigeria’s
      political trend believe the success of this first move is critical to the next
      move to ensure Buhari is not allowed to contest the election.

      Sources confirmed that it was not the security issue that was the problem in
      driving the election postponement agenda, it was Buhari that PDP leaders do not
      want. They also feared Jega is too independent and difficult to rally into the
      PDP scheme that will ensure that Jonathan succeeds in the plot and so he must
      also go.

      As PDP celebrates the postponement success, the President’s kitchen cabinet
      is pulling another string again to ensure that if he cannot have his way to take
      another shot at the presidency, Buhari’s hope must also be dashed and
      Nigerians’ desire for change is aborted.

      As reported by The Monitors few days ago, dependable sources in the know of the
      plot have again confirmed that the Presidency has procured a pliable judge with
      a bill of N2billion to give a disqualification verdict that will bar Buhari
      from the presidential election holding on March 28. Events in the court
      tomorrow, Monday February 9, will shape the events to come as already concluded
      by the President’s men.

      It was learnt that National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, Chief Edwin
      Clark, all service chiefs, some Yoruba leaders opposed to Tinubu’s clout, Ayo
      Fayose, and several others are insisting that Jonathan should deploy “everything
      at your disposal to stamp your authority to have your way”.

      Fayose reportedly insisted that the President should deploy soldiers in Ekiti State,
      saying that he had information that APC is planning Ekiti as its base to launch
      resistance against the plan for the president to have his way. Sources hinted
      that Fayose’s suggestion was supported by Omisore, Obanikoro, Minister of
      Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan and Buruji Kashamu.

      Sources hinted though that a caucus within PDP is urging caution against
      rushing into the court matter on Monday, but they explained that this is a
      tactical plan to cool the anger among Nigerians who are not happy about the
      postponement. “This may boomerang,” they reportedly cautioned.

      Sources confirmed that the safety net for the judge who will disqualify
      Buhari is immediate relocation to Dubai
      where a palatial home is already prepared for him and members of his family.
      The plan is to relocate the judge finally from Nigeria, For the judge’s safety, he
      is to leave the court straight for the airport for a waiting airplane to fly
      him out to safety.

      As part of the bargain, his proxy in Nigeria
      is to execute the multi-billion naira contracts facilitated by the presidency
      to enable the judge have a blissful sojourn in Dubai.

      Starting from Monday, relentless allegations of illegal conducts will be
      launched against Jega. They will include embezzlement, INEC contract scams,
      secret deals with APC and sundry alleged crimes that will paint Jega black that
      will natural elicitate clamours for his sack to save the credibility of the election.

      More media smear campaigns will be launched against Buhari and Jega with AIT
      and NTA playing leading roles. More Yoruba leaders will be drafted to lend
      anti-Buhari/Jega voice in the media. OPC members loyal to Faseun group will be
      heavily mobilized. Gani Adams is reportedly being cautious about his
      involvement, but reports suggest he is under tremendous pressure from Governor
      Segun Mimiko to join in pro-Jonathan scheme.

      This came as details of Ekiti poll fixing scandal involving the President,
      Ayo Fayose, Musiliu Obanikoro, Chris Uba, Iyiola Omisore, General Momah and
      others emerged at the weekend.

      It is believed that in days ahead, this scandal will dominate political
      space with more pressure on Fayose with Jonathan having difficulty to defend
      himself over his alleged involvement in Ekiti scandal.

      According to sources, international media may take Ekiti matter beyond what
      the President may have ever contemplated. In fact, sources said Jonathan would
      meet the most embarrassing moment of his life as events unfold on Ekiti issue.

      Facts had earlier revealed in a secretly recorded meeting of Jonathan’s men
      held at Fayose’s Spotless Hotel which confirmed that President Jonathan was the
      chief author of the scandal. That much Obanikoro explained in his speech while
      telling the army officer to get serious in his assignment.

      Obanikoro had said in the tape: “I am not here for a tea party. I am
      here to carry out the assignment by Mr President.”

      Details of how Fayose and his gang got INEC computers and soft copy of
      election materials were revealed by Fayose and Chris Uba during discussion and
      this was secretly recorded in the meeting.

      The Army officer, Captain Sage Koli, who secretly recorded the meeting, has
      since resigned his commission from the Nigerian Army and fled to exile. In the
      tape, Fayose was heard fuming, giving details of his plan that involved the
      President, Chief of Army Staff, Brigadier General Momah of the 32 Artillery
      Brigade based in Akure. Fayose was also heard talking about how he collected
      soft copies of sensitive materials from INEC, including its computers. Details
      of the scandal are on the nets being read around the world.

      Now that Jonathan will find it difficult to connive with bad elements in
      INEC to have access to its computers and soft copies of the election materials
      for illegal printing of ballot papers to fix March 23 and April 11 polls, the
      option left is to get rid of Buhari and blackmail Jega to force his
      resignation. The plan is already concluded, but whistle-blowers are at work to
      save Nigerians from the callous anti-democratic behaviour of the President who
      is fast building a reputation for himself as the most dangerous President
      Nigeria has ever produced.

      President Jonathan has drawn a line between his ambition and Nigerians’
      desire to elect the President of their choice. How the president hopes to win
      the battle is left to conjecture. But it is not in doubt that corrupt judges,
      in spite of their oath of office, have constituted themselves as a big
      challenge to the growth of democracy in Nigeria. But sources said Jonathan
      and the judge and their collaborators will be shocked out of their wits by the
      time the whistle-blowers monitoring their plans release the more details of
      their perfidy to the world leaders who abhor corruption and election
      manipulations.

    • Princewill

      Curiously, the same Lagos where Asiwaju loots every available resources has recorded significant progress in virtually all spheres while the federal government of PDP saints has appropriated over N200 trillion since 1999 without any significant achievement to show for it. Is this not confounding? Miserable scum bags!

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Please STOP PROTECTING A COMMON THIEF !!

  • Public Policy Group [PPG]

    NEXT AGENDA FOR LAGOS: Jimi Agbaje

    To avoid imminent armed struggle in Lagos State the following steps must start,
    to recover all the stolen loot in Lagos state and punish Lagos’ official thieves; viz:

    • A PDP Research Team must be set up today to list the names of ALL persons
    appointed into public office by Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu beginning May 29, 1999.

    • The PDP Research Team must list the names of ALL persons appointed into public office
    by Alhaji Raji Babatunde Fashola beginning May 29, 2007.

    • The comprehensive names so listed must be ready before May 29, 2015, and copied
    in advance to the ICPC, the Police, and, the EFCC.

    • Upon swearing in of your new government on May 29, 2015, all persons so listed
    shall be deemed prima facie as criminal collaborators on the largely missing $40 billion
    of revenues that Lagos state government earned from 1999 till date.

    • All persons who sat in the Lagos State House of Assembly as Legislators from 1999
    are to be included and deemed as criminal collaborators for financial crimes investigation.

    • Public Policy Group [PPG]

      …….(2) NEXT AGENDA FOR LAGOS: Jimi Agbaje

      • All business Contractors, and all persons who held the positions of Director or Permanent Secretary
      in Lagos state; either in the public service or the civil service, must be listed alongside for arrest
      and criminal investigation.

      • All Judges nominated and appointed by both Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola shall be listed as
      potential accomplices in extent that their judicial appointments could provably be criminal masks
      for judicial imprimatur they wore to rubber-stamp the theft of Lagos state treasury under Bola
      Tinubu and Raji Fashola.

      • All persons appointed to head Lagos state corporations and the Directors of the boards
      of those agencies; whether styled as corporation, trust or parastatal, must be listed and
      deemed as criminal accomplices for financial crimes investigation.

      • All persons appointed into the public service or civil service of Lagos state, including all those
      employed in the 57 local governments by Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola must be listed alongside,
      as partakers or and part-beneficiaries of the financial crimes in Lagos state in extent of their
      non-qualification for the job or and in extent they were hand-picked for civil service jobs
      in violation of legally-prescribed competitive examination.

      • Princewill

        Yea, the disciples of ex convict Bode George are salivating and having an elusive wet dream that soon the treasury of Lagos will be another NPA. Dream till eternity but Lagos is in very safe hands and will never regress to the wreckage PDPigs have made of Nigeria.

    • Princewill

      So this is what you want to reduce Lagos to, in addition to NPA? E no go work for una!

      N30 Trillion Stolen Under Jonathan Plus N8.7 Trillin AU Fund, Charles Soludo insists

      A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has reaffirmed his claim that at least N30 trillion of Nigerian money has either been stolen, diverted or unaccounted for in the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister.
      He however said that does not include the about N8.6 trillion the African Union said is stolen from Nigeria annually.
      In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Soludo said he stood by statements he made in the last one week exposing the rot in the Nigerian economy, and accusing President Goodluck Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of ineptitude.
      Mr. Soludo however said he would no longer release the second and third parts of his promised three-part response to Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s reply to his first article on the state of the economy.
      Mr. Soludo’s first salvo at the government, alleging extensive abuse and corruption in the system and grading Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala “F” on economic management, triggered a combative response from the minister who labelled Mr. Soludo Nigeria’s worst CBN governor.
      In his second piece, Mr. Soludo said the government’s poor management of the economy had resulted in the loss of N30 trillion.
      He said the amount did not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
      Mr. Soludo said Wednesday he will hold fire henceforth, and that his decision followed reports quoting the minister as saying she would no longer join issues with him.
      Read full statement below
      I STAND BY MY STATEMENTS
      Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR
      1. My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my latest article and call for a structured debate on the issues. According to the report, she no longer wants to join issues with me. In the circumstance of the moment, I therefore withhold parts two and three of my promised three-part response.
      2. Let me also state for the avoidance of doubt that I stand by every statement I made in the two articles viz: (1) “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Elections”; and (2) “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions”. In particular, I insist that over N30 trillion has either been stolen or unaccounted for, or grossly mismanaged over the last few years. This figure does not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
      3. I wish to thank Nigerians all over the world who have been contributing to this timely debate. This is election time and it is expected that some vested interests will either choose to live in denial or attempt to politicise the issues. But from the debate so far, I am convinced that our economic management won’t be the same again. Once our managers know that the citizens will rigorously and vigorously challenge them to account, the welfare of the citizens will be better for it. Whoever wins has his job cut out for him, and to the extent that this debate has challenged the respective teams to seriously re-examine their blueprints to guarantee the security and prosperity of every Nigerian, my objective is accomplished. I love my country Nigeria, and as I said before, I won’t keep quiet again.
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  • detective

    Work done = 0 for PDP.

  • Shuby Shaker

    Alhaji Raji Fashola,

    This is your legacy to Nigeria, your country……

    EKO O NI BAJE JU BAYI LO O. AMIN O.
    OLE JIJA APC YI TI POJU NI IJOBA EKO;
    HA, O POJU. OLORUN OBA NI KI O GBA WA.

    • Shuby Shaker

      Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu,

      This is your legacy to Nigeria, your country……

      EKO O NI BAJE JU BAYI LO O. AMIN O.
      OLE JIJA APC YI TI POJU NI IJOBA EKO;
      HA, O POJU. OLORUN OBA NI KI O GBA WA.

      • Raymond (Journalist)

        Dear Editor,

        All Journalists to rally in support of A.I.T against Bola Tinubu

        May i use your respected medium to call all journalists to seize this moment
        and support the African Independent Television. No rogue must be allowed to kill
        press freedom through a suborned judicial officer.

        All journalists must rally behind A.I.T This case is Bola Tinubu’s last gasp to shut up
        the media. He must be defeated. The African Independent Television must confront
        Bola Tinubu in court and vigorously oppose the nonsensical injunction is asking for.

        In law, an injunction cannot be granted to a person who has no legal right on the
        subject-matter at issue. Nobody has a right to convert Lagos assets as personal property.
        All journalists in Yorubaland are to storm the Ikeja High court at 9.00am next Monday.
        This is a liberation struggle against internal colonialism by Lagos’ crooks and criminals.

        • Princewill

          Yea, maybe you can contribute a chunk of the loot you got from the Jonathan government to offset AIT’s liability, Mr Brown Envelope PDP journalist!

    • Princewill

      Yes, na Tinubu

      N30 Trillion Stolen Under Jonathan Plus N8.7 Trillin AU Fund, Charles Soludo insists

      A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has reaffirmed his claim that at least N30 trillion of Nigerian money has either been stolen, diverted or unaccounted for in the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister.
      He however said that does not include the about N8.6 trillion the African Union said is stolen from Nigeria annually.
      In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Soludo said he stood by statements he made in the last one week exposing the rot in the Nigerian economy, and accusing President Goodluck Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of ineptitude.
      Mr. Soludo however said he would no longer release the second and third parts of his promised three-part response to Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s reply to his first article on the state of the economy.
      Mr. Soludo’s first salvo at the government, alleging extensive abuse and corruption in the system and grading Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala “F” on economic management, triggered a combative response from the minister who labelled Mr. Soludo Nigeria’s worst CBN governor.
      In his second piece, Mr. Soludo said the government’s poor management of the economy had resulted in the loss of N30 trillion.
      He said the amount did not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
      Mr. Soludo said Wednesday he will hold fire henceforth, and that his decision followed reports quoting the minister as saying she would no longer join issues with him.
      Read full statement below
      I STAND BY MY STATEMENTS
      Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR
      1. My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my latest article and call for a structured debate on the issues. According to the report, she no longer wants to join issues with me. In the circumstance of the moment, I therefore withhold parts two and three of my promised three-part response.
      2. Let me also state for the avoidance of doubt that I stand by every statement I made in the two articles viz: (1) “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Elections”; and (2) “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions”. In particular, I insist that over N30 trillion has either been stolen or unaccounted for, or grossly mismanaged over the last few years. This figure does not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
      3. I wish to thank Nigerians all over the world who have been contributing to this timely debate. This is election time and it is expected that some vested interests will either choose to live in denial or attempt to politicise the issues. But from the debate so far, I am convinced that our economic management won’t be the same again. Once our managers know that the citizens will rigorously and vigorously challenge them to account, the welfare of the citizens will be better for it. Whoever wins has his job cut out for him, and to the extent that this debate has challenged the respective teams to seriously re-examine their blueprints to guarantee the security and prosperity of every Nigerian, my objective is accomplished. I love my country Nigeria, and as I said before, I won’t keep quiet again.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    This is like crying when the head is off. The GEJ Administration owes it a duty to God and to Nigeria to immediately order the arrest of Bola Tinubu by EFCC and ICPC. Thank you, AIT, for unearthing the heinous crimes of Fasola and Tinubu. All the talk about N150b is aimed at obfuscation. So, this is APC’s idea of change? Tinubu must be tied to the stakes and shot, even if it means enacting a law which will specify death for this magnitude of corruption.

    • Princewill

      Hahaha which GEJ administration! The one that presides over the most heinous corruption and stealing known in human history? You can humour yourself with your half wits but as Obasanjo said, your GEJ is headed for prisons after May 29 for if he is not sent to prison then no one will ever be sent to prison in Nigeria. You know he and his imbecilic wife were having EFCC cases of stealing Bayelsa money before Obasanjo exhumed him from nowhere and gave him an undeserved elevation to demolish Nigeria? BTW: Beyond the desperate antics of the dying PDP to smear its dreaded nemesis, the Asiwaju, don’t you know that this same GEJ regime has prosecuted this case in court and lost woefully because it has nothing but the salacious meal time fables most of your desperate pdpig a are recycling here? The organ I am pitying is that despicable scam station called AIT. By the time Asiwaju finishes with it in this case, it would have vomited its part of the loot and closed shop.

      Meanwhile see your GEJ you want to prosecute a case;

      Jonathan’s Dollar Bribe: Arewa Community Split As Bafarawa, Uduaghan’s Aide Are Accused Of Stealing Millions
      In a related development, members of the Arewa community in Delta State accused Auwalu Tukur, a special assistant to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on non-indigenes, of pocketing N12 million allegedly given to the group by the state governor to win their endorsement of President Jonathan’s re-election bid.
      BY SAHARA REPORTERS, NEW YORKMAR 06, 2015
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      Emmanuel Uduaghan

      Members of the southern Arewa community in southern Nigeria are in a fighting mood, alleging that former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa and an aide to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta ran off with some of the funds President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly gave to them last week to secure their endorsement.

      Some figures within the community insist that Mr. Bafarawa, who is the chairman of the Arewa Initiative for Peaceful Co-existence in Southern Nigeria, must return the cash he reportedly skimmed off from millions of naira that Mr. Jonathan had given to them during the president’s two-day visit to Delta State last week.

      Disaffected members of the group told a correspondent of SaharaReporters that Mr. Jonathan had used the occasion of his visit to Delta to distribute cash to the Arewa community in southern Nigeria as well as members of other ethnic groups in the state.

      A prominent member of the Arewa community told SaharaReporters that Mr. Bafarawa duped them by running off with a substantial part of the dollar funds from the president.

      According to the source, the funds from the president were meant to win the votes of northern residents of Delta State. “The entire members of the Arewa community in the southern Nigeria are supposed to come out and endorse Mr. President which we did after receiving the money,” said the source. He added: “But surprisingly, Mr. President gave each Arewa community from southern Nigeria N10 million through the chairman of the Arewa Initiative for Peaceful Co-existence in Southern Nigeria, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa. The money was given in dollars but instead of releasing the full money the way it was given, Bafarawa cut away N4 million and gave out only N6 million to each of the Arewa community across the 17 states of southern Nigeria.”

      Another furious member said he expected Mr. Bafarawa to deny pilfering their funds. “If he denies taking our money, can he also deny that money was given to the Arewa community by President Goodluck Jonathan when he visited Asaba, the Delta state capital on Friday, February 27th 2015 and that the president and his vice were endorsed on Saturday, February, 28th at the Cenotaph, Asaba, Delta State capital?”

      He added: “We are using this opportunity to tell Bafarawa to bring for us our balance of N4 million he took from the N10 million given us by Mr. President.”

      Members of the Arewa community were bused into Asaba from across 17 states in order to endorse Mr. Jonathan.

      In a related development, members of the Arewa community in Delta State accused Auwalu Tukur, a special assistant to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on non-indigenes, of pocketing N12 million allegedly given to the group by the state governor to win their endorsement of President Jonathan’s re-election bid.

      Last year, members of the Arewa community in Delta State had urged Mr. Uduaghan to fire Mr. Tukur whom they accused of corrupt practices, greed and self-centeredness.

      An aggrieved member of the Arewa community claimed that Mr. Tukur always sought to grab anything meant for the larger group, adding that he hardly ever gives anything to the Arewa community.

      “We are warning Alhaji Tukur to bring the N12million Governor Uduaghan gave us through him to support President Jonathan. Shortly after the event that day, some of our Muslim brothers from Warri attacked Tukur to get the N12 million, but he was rescued by one of the police area commanders at the cenotaph,” the source asserted.

      Mr. Tukur did not answer calls to his mobile line. When a correspondent sent him a text message, he responded, “Please they should leave me alone. Are they not tired of spreading lies? What we did is our [belief] in PDP and the leadership of our great country Nigeria headed by President Goodluck Jonathan.”

  • Ekwekwe

    The ugly, thieving bat can give it but he cannot take it. Thiefnubu and APC are divorced from reality.

    • Concerned Citizen

      @Ekwekwe,

      After the APC looted Lagos state’s government treasury like bush rats;
      and destroyed communal peace with Islamization – by decreeing Hijab
      in ALL public schools in Ekiti state under Alhaji Kayode Fayemi, as well
      in Oshun State; under Mujahedeen Raufu Aregbesola – APC is set on
      the next path in its destruction of Nigeria. APC’s current aim is to nullify
      the 1999 Constitution by badgering Nigerians to accept Primary Six (6)
      certificate from Buhari in place of original WASC/Cambridge certificate.
      We the people say no. No WASC, no APC presidential candidate!

      • akindee

        Buhari will be naive to try that. Once he’d sworn affidavit that he has WASC,
        he is now trapped by law to produce that WASC; dated 1961 – nothing else.
        Failure to do that means 14 years’ imprisonment for perjury under Nigerian law.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        HOMO

      • Princewill

        Yea, you have a PDPig president that believes that stealing is not corruption and has therefore proceeded to embark on the most shocking stealing escapade in the history of the country. Know that he and his wife had their EFCC cases of looting in Bayelsamerely suspended though these have palled in insignificance compared to what he is stealing at present. He claims he has a PhD without dissertation and shocks with his sentences; ‘How much did Nwobodo Stole?’- by GEJ, PhD, Pool Forecast. Eau fake certificate! PDP fraud is merge cully over and by March 28, they will ve thrown into the dustbin of history from where its rouge leaders will be exhumed to face trial for looting hundreds of trillions of Naira from the country in sixteen awful years while chasing the shadows of their dreaded nemesis; Asiwaju Tinubu!

      • Princewill

        See your shameless PDPigs

        Lawmakers Summon PPMC Boss Over 10bn Naira Chartered Jets
        Channels Television.
        Updated May 6, 2014
        The House of Representatives’ committee on Public Accounts on Tuesday summoned the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) and its managing director, Mr Haruna Momoh, to appear before it, as it continues its investigation on the charter of the 850 challenger aircraft by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke.

        The company was given one week to submit in written form all they know about the issue.

        Despite the court case instituted against the House by the Minister to stop them from probing the alleged 10 billion Naira (about 62.5 million dollars) expenses on chartered jets, the House seems to be forging ahead with the investigation.

        In a letter, the chairman of the committee, Solomon Olamilekan, said the committee issued the memo as a result of new information from Vistajet International Limited, one of the companies involved in the transactions which showed that the PPMC and its boss played a central role in the charter of the challenger aircraft.

        The committee in the memo requested for the following; details of the financial transaction on the amount paid by NNPC/PPMC to Vistajet International Limited for the charter, maintenance of the 850 challenger aircraft and other related aircraft from January 2012 till date as well as details of any financial liabilities that may be currently outstanding on the charter among other issues.

        The committee said that failure of both the organisation and its boss to submit the memorandum requested and appear before it on a date yet to be communicated would be treated as a criminal offence.

        Last week, there were reports that an Abuja High Court issued an order of interim injunction restraining the National Assembly from compelling the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, to appear before it for an investigative public hearing on the lease of aircraft by the Minister.

        But the court denied such decision, summoning the House of Representatives to explain how it came about the purported order.

        In the heat of the controversy, the House of Representatives insisted that it would continue with the investigation, accusing the Minister of reckless use of public funds for personal businesses.

      • BALCO

        all these cannot change our quest for change.All hail Tinubu.All hail Buhari.APC GO GO.PDP AND AIT DOWN DOWN

        • TrueNja

          I can understand hailing Buhari. How can you hail a thief Tinubu? Obviously, something is wrong with you.

    • Princewill

      Maybe he stole the over N200 trillion your masters have plundered from the country’s treasury in sixteen years especially in the last six years of the commander of thieves, Jonathief who operates with the philosophy of stealing is not corruption.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Does any Nigerian really need a documentary to acknowledge the fact that the Asiiwaju is a greedy looter whose thieving empire spans throughout the erstwhile ACN and now APC states ?

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      LIAR!!!

    • Princewill

      See the PDPigs and their life;

      Jonathan’s Dollar Bribe: Arewa Community Split As Bafarawa, Uduaghan’s Aide Are Accused Of Stealing Millions
      In a related development, members of the Arewa community in Delta State accused Auwalu Tukur, a special assistant to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on non-indigenes, of pocketing N12 million allegedly given to the group by the state governor to win their endorsement of President Jonathan’s re-election bid.
      BY SAHARA REPORTERS, NEW YORKMAR 06, 2015
      1.5K
      123
      38

      Emmanuel Uduaghan

      Members of the southern Arewa community in southern Nigeria are in a fighting mood, alleging that former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa and an aide to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta ran off with some of the funds President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly gave to them last week to secure their endorsement.

      Some figures within the community insist that Mr. Bafarawa, who is the chairman of the Arewa Initiative for Peaceful Co-existence in Southern Nigeria, must return the cash he reportedly skimmed off from millions of naira that Mr. Jonathan had given to them during the president’s two-day visit to Delta State last week.

      Disaffected members of the group told a correspondent of SaharaReporters that Mr. Jonathan had used the occasion of his visit to Delta to distribute cash to the Arewa community in southern Nigeria as well as members of other ethnic groups in the state.

      A prominent member of the Arewa community told SaharaReporters that Mr. Bafarawa duped them by running off with a substantial part of the dollar funds from the president.

      According to the source, the funds from the president were meant to win the votes of northern residents of Delta State. “The entire members of the Arewa community in the southern Nigeria are supposed to come out and endorse Mr. President which we did after receiving the money,” said the source. He added: “But surprisingly, Mr. President gave each Arewa community from southern Nigeria N10 million through the chairman of the Arewa Initiative for Peaceful Co-existence in Southern Nigeria, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa. The money was given in dollars but instead of releasing the full money the way it was given, Bafarawa cut away N4 million and gave out only N6 million to each of the Arewa community across the 17 states of southern Nigeria.”

      Another furious member said he expected Mr. Bafarawa to deny pilfering their funds. “If he denies taking our money, can he also deny that money was given to the Arewa community by President Goodluck Jonathan when he visited Asaba, the Delta state capital on Friday, February 27th 2015 and that the president and his vice were endorsed on Saturday, February, 28th at the Cenotaph, Asaba, Delta State capital?”

      He added: “We are using this opportunity to tell Bafarawa to bring for us our balance of N4 million he took from the N10 million given us by Mr. President.”

      Members of the Arewa community were bused into Asaba from across 17 states in order to endorse Mr. Jonathan.

      In a related development, members of the Arewa community in Delta State accused Auwalu Tukur, a special assistant to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on non-indigenes, of pocketing N12 million allegedly given to the group by the state governor to win their endorsement of President Jonathan’s re-election bid.

      Last year, members of the Arewa community in Delta State had urged Mr. Uduaghan to fire Mr. Tukur whom they accused of corrupt practices, greed and self-centeredness.

      An aggrieved member of the Arewa community claimed that Mr. Tukur always sought to grab anything meant for the larger group, adding that he hardly ever gives anything to the Arewa community.

      “We are warning Alhaji Tukur to bring the N12million Governor Uduaghan gave us through him to support President Jonathan. Shortly after the event that day, some of our Muslim brothers from Warri attacked Tukur to get the N12 million, but he was rescued by one of the police area commanders at the cenotaph,” the source asserted.

      Mr. Tukur did not answer calls to his mobile line. When a correspondent sent him a text message, he responded, “Please they should leave me alone. Are they not tired of spreading lies? What we did is our [belief] in PDP and the leadership of our great country Nigeria headed by President Goodluck Jonathan.”

  • Princewill

    I can see the shameless PDPigs are having a ball but certainly, some facts are sacrosanct. The thieving PDPigs will be flushed out on March 28, AIT will borrow to add to its loot to pay damages and the guzzlers in PDP who have stolen over N200 trillion from Nigeria in the past sixteen years will be put on real trial and nit the childish smear efforts of shameless PDP rouges who want us to believe that their nemesis; a Tinubu that ruled Lagos for eight years is responsible for the sixteen years horrendous stealing of over N200 trillion in the worst case of looting known in human history.

  • Princewill

    These PDPigs are really a funny bunch. They are clever by half and have ran out of tricks to hoodwink their victims. So they want us to believe that Tinubu is the person that looted the hundreds of trillions they have carted home from the country’s treasury since 1999? And they have turned video producers and film makers to deal with it? One thing I like about Tinubu is that he knows his ways with the law. The scamming AIT will be made to vomit the billions it has stolen for its present shameful acts for the PDPigs and it will close shop after that because Buhari will certainly go after the vermin in PDP who have looted the country dry and this includes the owner if AIT and of course the fat PDP rouges who dread a Asiwaju because he is about to end their empire of sleaze.

  • DAVID

    WHY IS AIT DOING THIS NOW? AND WHEN WILL THEY DOCUMENT PDP MEMBER ALSO? WHEN WILL THEY DOCUMENT PEOPLE STEALING OUR OIL MONEY? WHEN WILL THEY DOCUMENT THE MISSING $20 BILLION DOLLARS? DIEZANI ALISON MADUEKE , WHEN WILL THEY DOCUMENT PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN?

    WHEN WILL THEY DOCUMENT PEOPLE THAT RUN MONOPOLY BUSINESS?

    ????????????????????????????????????

    DOWNFALL OF AIT IS LOADING…………………..

    • BALCO

      LOADING AND LOADING AND

  • Princewill

    Hehehehe yes its Tinubu!

    Soludo holds fire, but insists N30 trillion, plus AU’s N8.6trillion missing under Okonjo-Iweala
    February 4, 2015Bassey Udo

    Charles Soludo, Former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
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    A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has reaffirmed his claim that at least N30 trillion of Nigerian money has either been stolen, diverted or unaccounted for in the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister.
    He however said that does not include the about N8.6 trillion the African Union said is stolen from Nigeria annually.
    In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Soludo said he stood by statements he made in the last one week exposing the rot in the Nigerian economy, and accusing President Goodluck Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of ineptitude.
    Mr. Soludo however said he would no longer release the second and third parts of his promised three-part response to Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s reply to his first article on the state of the economy.
    Mr. Soludo’s first salvo at the government, alleging extensive abuse and corruption in the system and grading Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala “F” on economic management, triggered a combative response from the minister who labelled Mr. Soludo Nigeria’s worst CBN governor.
    In his second piece, Mr. Soludo said the government’s poor management of the economy had resulted in the loss of N30 trillion.
    He said the amount did not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
    Mr. Soludo said Wednesday he will hold fire henceforth, and that his decision followed reports quoting the minister as saying she would no longer join issues with him.
    Read full statement below
    I STAND BY MY STATEMENTS
    Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR
    1. My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my latest article and call for a structured debate on the issues. According to the report, she no longer wants to join issues with me. In the circumstance of the moment, I therefore withhold parts two and three of my promised three-part response.
    2. Let me also state for the avoidance of doubt that I stand by every statement I made in the two articles viz: (1) “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Elections”; and (2) “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions”. In particular, I insist that over N30 trillion has either been stolen or unaccounted for, or grossly mismanaged over the last few years. This figure does not include the estimated $40.9 billion (N8.6 trillion at parallel market exchange rate or nearly two years’ Federal Government budget) which the African Union’s (AU) recent report claims to be “stolen” from Nigeria each year.
    3. I wish to thank Nigerians all over the world who have been contributing to this timely debate. This is election time and it is expected that some vested interests will either choose to live in denial or attempt to politicise the issues. But from the debate so far, I am convinced that our economic management won’t be the same again. Once our managers know that the citizens will rigorously and vigorously challenge them to account, the welfare of the citizens will be better for it. Whoever wins has his job cut out for him, and to the extent that this debate has challenged the respective teams to seriously re-examine their blueprints to guarantee the security and prosperity of every Nigerian, my objective is accomplished. I love my country Nigeria, and as I said before, I won’t keep quiet again.

  • Uncle Ayo

    As i see the coming future of Lagos State

    Going to jail would be small mercy for Bola Tinubu. No one who’s robbed Africans
    ever lived in luxuriant peace later. In Ethiopia, Emperor Haile Selassie was cut into
    pieces before he was thrown into a latrine. Africans have no mercy when robbed
    or cheated, especially by the dregs of society like Bola Tinubu and his accomplices.

    The level of anger in Lagos state is so high that Bola Tinubu should be begging for jail
    in his own interest, to protect himself from mob action. As for his accomplices, notably
    Raji Fashola, they are likely to suffer prolonged dread in Lagos in their remainder lives.

    They will be constantly targeted by angry youths whose lives they ruined by depriving
    society of sustenance to satiate their own greedy mouths. Raji Fashola would have been
    found out earlier if he were here in America.. A boy who sat working in Bola Tinubu’s office
    and was given a nonsense title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria for so doing should have
    been stopped in 2007 and held with highest level of distrust, if only Lagosians usually think.

    • Words on Marble

      “THE LEVEL OF ANGER IN LAGOS STATE IS SO HIGH THAT BOLA TINUBU SHOULD BE
      BEGGING FOR JAIL IN HIS OWN INTEREST, TO PROTECT HIMSELF FROM MOB ACTION.
      AS FOR HIS ACCOMPLICES – NOTABLY RAJI FASHOLA – THEY ARE LIKELY TO SUFFER
      PROLONGED DREAD IN LAGOS STATE IN THEIR REMAINDER LIVES.”

      • msvivian

        But how did Bola Tinubu destroy everyone who came near him? Start with Nuhu Ribadu.
        Does he give them one concoction to drink so that they will all lose their senses or what?
        I used to like Wole Soyinka and Femi Falana but they now look like Tinubu’s errand boys.

        • Rikky

          @msvivian,
          How about the other cretin who makes a mess of himself on radio as a presenteron Classic FM 97.3 – Jimi Disu – a man given all biological functions to walk; to eat, to work and to think, but who without shame or thought announces himself as a born follower of Alhaji Raji Fashola – whose own wealth is not attributable to any inheritance; modern or ancient, and whose only employment history is as a salaried employee of a law firm, without his ever owning an industry or productive company of his own?

          • Shuby Shaker

            Alhaji Raji Fashola,

            This is your legacy to Nigeria, your country……

            EKO O NI BAJE JU BAYI LO O. AMIN O.
            OLE JIJA APC YI TI POJU NI IJOBA EKO;
            HA, O POJU. OLORUN OBA NI KI O GBA WA.

          • Folabi

            Dele Alake too; yes, that one likes big title, free money, and, he
            even delusively thinks he’s convincing hollering – the three vices
            a thinking person should avoid – because they’ve diminished him.

          • T.Fari

            @ Rikky,

            Raji Fashola is a disgrace to educated Nigerians for making official personnel decisions
            badly tainted by Islam. Even if he was failing and repeating in school, as he’d said, he still
            fell below the intelligence quotient of an average man without much education but merely
            possessed of clarity of thought on right and wrong.

            For mismanaging Lagos schools into producing 80% school certificate average failure rate
            since he resumed office in 2007, Raji Fashola’s incompetence has by now almost destroyed
            the immediate future of Lagos state, besides the un-precedented debt of 3.7billion dollars he’s incurred as at today and put on the broken neck of the Lagos state government: a debt equivalent
            to forfeiting the next three and half years of Lagos state revenues from federal allocation.

    • Dr. John

      Those Bola Ahmed Tinubu first made mad…

      It is a great pity that Professor Wole Soyinka strove so hard to build a fairly good name
      but then pledged it to Bola Tinubu, after which Wole Soyinka stopped looking the same.
      The same tragedy befell Femi Falana – but with less pity, because he knew Bola Tinubu’s
      perjurious statements in 1999; and as a lawyer, he knew Bola Tinubu’s court records as
      a a plea-bargained drugs-running criminal. In that sense, Femi Falana was more
      a complicit fellow than a victim, as his image plummets to look like what the cat dragged in.

    • osita chidoka ebere.

      Abut what about the missing 300 billion dollars by
      ernment and all the lootings that happens during his regime?

  • grace folarin

    Now #120 billion? tinubu you should be ashamed of yourself. Tinubu a quick way to earn a quick buck yea? there was no lie in that documentary. your argument with them is because you are seeking any public office. what happened when u first ran for govr. of lagos state? it shows you re not credible nor reliable so stop showing off ursef like u re. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • Ikechukwu

    Bola Ahmed Tinubu came to this world to expose Yoruba people as thieves and aspiring thieves.
    Ever since he showed up, the so-called Yoruba radicals have been exposed as thieves-in-waiting.
    In my own view, history will give Bola Ahmed Tinubu some mention for exposing Yoruba as thieves.

    • C3kwe

      Ikechukwu, that’s not nice. How has mare allegations on one man got to do with a race. Shame on you.

      • MB

        Dont blame you, because that is your believe and orientation. Its so unfortunate we have people like you in our society. Grow up and i know that your source of income is from yoruba land. Shame on you once more

        • C3kwe

          MB, no my source of income is here in the UK. Those of us lucky to be outside Nigeria abhor when a whole community, tribe or race is stereotyped. That is the issue. Why are you supporting to insult the yoruba race because of your inferiority complex. Grow up man!!.

        • HN

          Which source of income is from Yoruba land MB? Most of you Yoruba people believe that Igbo people’s income is from Yoruba land which I see as stupidity. The development Yoruba people are enjoying today is as a result of oil money from Niger Delta. If not for airport and seaport built here with oil money, Lagos won’t have anything and most of us won’t be here because most of you Yoruba people are too lazy and tribalistic for our

          liking. If they build airport and seaport in Onitsha, I will be among the first set of people to leave this useless state where majority of the indigens are touts. I bet you, if Eastern airports and seaports are developed, Lagos will collapse. After all, most of our imported goods are sent to Onitsha, Aba, Port and North. Very little quantity are sold in Lagos. Do they explore oil in Lagos? Why do Shell, Agit, Total,etc have their office in Lagos? It is simply because Lagos was once the CAPITAL. If they move offices of the oil companies to the Niger Delta that it suppose to be, you MB won’t see money,and therefore will die of hunger. Indeed,don’t talk such nonsense next time and also advice your people not to be seeing Lagos as anything because it has nothing.

    • Adaeze

      Stop the tribalism,I’m a Jonathan supporter but you are out of line.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Where are the Falanas, Keyamos, Agbakobas of this world? When will the so-called civil society groups comment on this AIT documentary? Are they going to be silent again as they have been concerning Buhari’s forgery and perjury matters? Civil Society Groups my foot!!!

    • C3kwe

      They are bunch of hypocrites. Civil society when it suits them.

  • evi

    Tinubu is looking for how to recoup all his billions he has spent on buhari’s campaign because he knows buhari can’t win and he needs his money back with interest. Tinubu is an over ambitious and dangerous business man.

  • Akanji92

    PDP e-rats why don’t you wait for the outcome of the court case. The shoeless is distributing money just anywhere and you are silent. But quick to crucify Tinubu based on Dokpesi’s AIT allegation. So sad that e-rats want Soyinka, Falana and other responsible individuals to que behind their despicable lies and fabrications.

    • warry

      When you people were everywhere shouting corruption, corruption, Jonathan thief,even after the Senate and an Audit report has cleared him of any wrong doing, what was that? Are they not blackmail ,fabrications and propaganda?

      • C3kwe

        Don’t mind them, bunch of hypocrites.

  • warry

    No problem, let the Trial begin. I hope it won’t be another shakara.

  • Corruption is fighting back bigtime. Tinubu’s story is old news because he is alleged to have corruptly exploited his political position, to build an arsenal with which he liberated Ekiti, Osun, Edo States. The fact that the majority of his Investments are in Nigeria providing jobs for the mass unemployed, is not enough. Corruption is corruption in whatever form. GEJ had all the opportunity of prosecuting Tinubu, who presently has no immunity. Guess someone was concentrating on Mass Looting.
    This election is about an incorruptible Buhari-Osinbajo because Tinubu is not on the Presidential ballot.No one can fault the anti corrupt antecedents of Buhari. There is only one CinC and when the head is not rotten and rigidly so, the others have no choice but to fall in place.

  • Let an unbiased investigation leading to trials begin! Nigeria will be the beneficiary of the outcome. The PDB is in control, let them use the institutions if they believe that they have a case against Tinubu. Tinubu too should pursue this case vigorously in court if his hands are clean.

  • Olubode Samuel

    Why is AIT doing dirty jobs for politicians? The other day it aired a documentary on Buhari. Now, it’s Tinubu’s turn. It shows AIT is no more neutral. Why not do a documentary on GEJ, FFK, Muazu and other supporters of the PDP and other political parties.

    AIT should sponsor a documentary on Dokpesi, GEJ, Deziani and other supporters of GEJ too.

    For me, AIT is just fighting a lost battle.

  • Bos

    Where is the so called APCON in all this. If they want to chase adverts of people doing legit business and trying to improve the economy of this country. They will quickly instruct the station to stop the commercial. How can a TV station run an ad without mentioning the advertiser’s name. It is against the ethics of the profession. APCON is a toothless, useless, irrelevant organisation. Period.

  • MC

    Wonders shall never seize! Is Tinubu really for real!? He owns these properties! He was charged for narcotics in America. Why is he feigning innocent? Well, I’m certain cans of worms will be opened soon. And most of my country men and women are supporting him, criticizing Daar Communications and then one wonders how they’ll know when the much-screamed-for ‘change’ comes or does ‘change’ in Nigeria only means Buhari ati Bola ati APC?. Funny how gullible humans can be.

  • By Popular Demand

    NEXT AGENDA FOR LAGOS: Jimi Agbaje

    To avoid imminent armed struggle in Lagos State the following steps must start,
    to recover all the stolen loot in Lagos state and punish Lagos’ official thieves; viz:

    • A PDP Research Team must be set up today to list the names of ALL persons
    appointed into public office by Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu beginning May 29, 1999.

    • The PDP Research Team must list the names of ALL persons appointed into public office
    by Alhaji Raji Babatunde Fashola beginning May 29, 2007.

    • The comprehensive names so listed must be ready before May 29, 2015, and copied
    in advance to the ICPC, the Police, and, the EFCC.

    • Upon swearing in of your new government on May 29, 2015, all persons so listed
    shall be deemed prima facie as criminal collaborators on the largely missing $40 billion
    of revenues that Lagos state government earned from 1999 till date.

    • By Popular Demand

      …….(2) NEXT AGENDA FOR LAGOS: Jimi Agbaje

      • All business Contractors, and all persons who held the positions of Director or Permanent Secretary
      in Lagos state; either in the public service or the civil service, must be listed alongside for arrest
      and criminal investigation.

      • All Judges nominated and appointed by both Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola shall be listed as
      potential accomplices in extent that their judicial appointments could provably be criminal masks
      for judicial imprimatur they wore to rubber-stamp the theft of Lagos state treasury under Bola
      Tinubu and Raji Fashola.

      • All persons appointed to head Lagos state corporations and the Directors of the boards
      of those agencies; whether styled as corporation, trust or parastatal, must be listed and
      deemed as criminal accomplices for financial crimes investigation.

      • All persons appointed into the public service or civil service of Lagos state, including all those
      employed in the 57 local governments by Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola must be listed alongside,
      as partakers or and part-beneficiaries of the financial crimes in Lagos state in extent of their
      non-qualification for the job or and in extent they were hand-picked for civil service jobs
      in violation of legally-prescribed competitive examination.

      • All persons who sat in the Lagos State House of Assembly as Legislators from 1999
      are to be included and deemed as criminal collaborators for financial crimes investigation.

  • trippi

    Oh… He don increase am ?

  • Ken

    Tinubu would go to jail. Very soon, he would want out of court settlement. The video is already on Youtube. The Lion of Bourdillon

  • New Nigerian

    I wonder how much AIT’s owner is payed to destroy his own station. Must be worth it for him.

    The oil theft contracts:
    President Jonathan have personally supervised the grand theft, through two contracts financed with tax payers money, since January 2012 (possibly fall of 2011) of 400,000 barrels of oil per day by those he hand-picked to safeguard the supply lines against theft. According to Soludo: “First, you (Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala) admit that ‘oil theft’ has reduced oil output from the average 2.3 – 2.4 million barrels per day to 1.95 mpd (meaning that at least 350,000 to 450,000 barrels per day are being ‘stolen’). On the average of 400,000 per day and the oil prices over the past four years, it comes to about $60bn ‘stolen’ in just four years.

    – This is done through two 2 contracts that Jonathan signed to rebel leaders from his tribe.

    These are the 2 contracts by the Jonathan administration that is a major feed to the monster bedevilling Nigeria and turning it into a failed state, and a personal estate of King Jonathan, it was fall 2011 & 2012 time frame – widely reported by Wall Street Journal and major newspapers in Nigeria – just google it – I like the composition in the piece titled, Help, This Nigerian State Is Failing By Ayobami Oyalowo:

    ”In August, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke some disturbing news about Nigeria. It was reported that some ex-militants in the Niger Delta had been paid about N6.32billion within the past one year by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Yes, for the ‘noble’ service of providing security against vandals for the Corporation’s oil pipeline network. Imagine! The breakdown, as outlined by WSJ, is this:

    Chief Government Ekpumopolo (alias Tompolo), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, ‘General’ Ebikabowei Victor Ben (Boyloaf) and ‘General’ Ateke Tom were respectively paid N5.1 billion, N1.44 billion, N608 million and N608 million yearly by the state-owned NNPC, as ‘protection money’ to guard the pipelines they once attacked.

    As if that was not enough an insult on the collective intelligence of Nigerians, earlier in the year the Federal Government awarded a contract worth $103.4million (over N15billion) to the Global West Vessel Specialist Limited (GWVSL) – a firm widely believed to be owned by Tompolo to supply 20 vessels for the use of the nation’s military authorities to secure the waterways. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, had last year sent a memo titled, “Award of Contract for the Strategic Concessioning Partnership with NIMASA to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance Of The Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain,” to President Goodluck Jonathan.

    In considering the memo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Akpobolokemi chose GWVSL as the preferred company for the 10-year concession agreement, renewable for two terms of five years each. Jonathan, in a memo dated 9th November, 2011, with reference number PRES/99/MT/61, approved Akpobolokemi’s memo, which the Federal Executive Council rubber-stamped on 5th January, 2012. According to Akpobolokemi, GWVSL “will provide platforms for effective policing of Nigeria’s maritime domain and ensure compliance with international maritime conventions on vessels and ships voyaging the country’s waters”. NIMASA maintains that the concessionaire would help the Federal Government to enforce the sabotage law and collect levies on its behalf. This, in a country that still maintains a statutory Naval force, and without a track record for GWVSL?

    From the above, the current occupant of the presidential villa showed where his loyalty lies…rather than train the military, he equipped criminals and vandals who had taken up arms against the state. No wonder so much arms and ammunition have found their way into Nigeria and our country has now become one gigantic human abattoir where someone is killed on an average of an hour, daily. Between January to May 2014 it has been estimated that over 1,500 people have been mindlessly cut down by terrorists and blood thirsty killers.

  • Dr.Dan

    15% of a state internally generated tenure (IGR) paid to one man,yet he is not contented,he has appropriate all govt properties to him self yet he is still not satisfied. Over 4million people ply the Lekki toll gate and pay toll to him yet he still want more. How a can man be so greedy? Lion of Bourdilion, Emperor Tinubu,Even the devil is not this greedy. a hundred years jail term for you and your cronies wont be enough.