South East has more presence than the north in my cabinet — Buhari

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President Buhari meets with South-East leaders. Picture used to illustrate story. [Photo credit: BellaNaija]

President Muhammadu Buhari says the South-eastern part of Nigeria has stronger voice in his cabinet compared to the North.

Mr. Buhari said this on Friday at a meeting with leaders from the South-eastern region who visited him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mr. Buhari, who was speaking against allegations of marginalisation of people from the South-east by his administration, said, “I gave South-east four substantive ministers in the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology and Labour.

“Seven states in the North got Ministers of State and of the two Ministries headed by your sons, I cannot take any decision on foreign policy and investments without their input,’’ he said.

Mr. Buhari also told the delegation that the South-east region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects, which are of critical importance to the economy.

He said the Second Niger Bridge, the East-West Road and the coastal rail project, are receiving utmost attention from his administration.

The president said counterpart funding from the Chinese government would substantially fund these projects, which when completed would improve the welfare, well-being and economy of the people in the region.

“I know the Chinese are very competent in handling such projects and we will ensure that we get the money for the projects to take off,” he said.

Mr. Buhari thanked the leaders for the visit and assured them that their demands will be met.

“…I want to assure that we are doing our best for the country. If we can stop people from stealing, then there will be more resources to put into projects that will create employment for Nigerians,’’ the president said.

The president also promised the leaders, led by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and comprising of governors and ministers from the region,as well as the President of Ohanaeze, John Nwodo, and representatives from the National Assembly, that he will visit states in the zone soon.

“I want to assure you that I came into government with a clear conscience and I will also leave with a clear conscience,’’ he said.

Earlier, Mr. Nwodo, while articulating the demands of the zone to the president, highlighted the issue of state creation, restructuring, federal projects in the South-east namely Enugu-Onitsha road, Enugu-Port Harcourt road and Aba-Ikot-Ekpene road, among others.

Mr. Nwodo also demanded urgent presidential interventions on the Enugu Airport, reticulation of the gas-pipelines in the South-east and the standard gauge plan for railway construction.

Commending the president’s achievements on security and the fight against corruption, Mr. Nwodo said, “We are ready to work with you. We are determined to work with you. We know you are a decisive leader and we know God will continue to give you the wisdom to govern Nigeria.’’

Also speaking, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State expressed satisfaction on the outcome of their discussions with the president on critical issues and topics affecting the region.

“You have no hatred for any state. You have treated all states with equality. What one state gets in the north, the other gets in the south,’’ the governor said, referring to budget support facility and stabilisation fund released to states and local governments since the inception of the administration.


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  • systematic

    That is a good leader, so anybody who think they President is one-sided should look for another irrelevant excuse. not on marginalisation

    • Justice and Fairness

      I just dey laugh Oooo! You’ve been sucked in. Mumu

      • Sam

        You are real mumu, what you should be after is for the president to fulfil the promises made on infrastructure not all this nonsense Nnamdi Kanu has implnted into you guys skull. Will an appointment to nwobodo add food to your table? Reason !

        • BABUYANMA

          Reason?

        • Gary

          Did Nwodo tell you he wants a job from Buhari away from his advocacy for his Igbo people?
          You think everyone is hungry and can be bought? Anyone who joins this government after seeing Buhari in his true colors, needs to have his head examined.

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            You must be the original mumu here.

      • systematic

        U are a big full go and hug transformer

    • FreeNigeria

      the praise singers are out now with large bull horns, oya make una begin sing, the cat got y’all tongues when world bank said he told them to pay attention to Northern parts only

  • forestgee

    Playing with falsehood as official policy will NEVER profit Nigeria. PMB should be sincere to God and himself. Part of the reasons for tension in Nigeria is the extreme nepotism of this government

    • BABUYANMA

      Even, after reading this?. You need DELIVERANCE

      • forestgee

        Nepotism, tribalism and despotic leader needs deliverance not me. Nigeria is more divided now than at any other time…or this your government need deliverance. Lol. Tell yourself the truth

        • BABUYANMA

          I am praying for you DUMMY

          • AFRICANER

            Get out of here, you son of a terrorist!

          • forestgee

            your god needs your prayers not me double dummy

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          You don’t mean it. So while Jonathan was patrolling all the churches like police chasing a criminal,it was a unity among the people and not division. When Jonathan was putting all igbos and his tribes men in juicy positions, it was a called for unity. When Jonathan’s wife was referring to buhari as brain dead,and Hausa children as alimajiri it was not divisive. Guy,please stop repeating all these lies.

    • Julius

      Tell me who were running the NNPC under Jonathan …abeg !

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Anirtherner was boss but the directorship was balanced amongst all regions. As we speak 12 out of 14 directors are northerners and not even one from the entire SE.

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          Yes because you don’t deserve it. Backstabbers

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            POLITICAL POWER IS TRANSIENT, IT TAKES A SANE PERSON TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT ONE.

          • Julius

            So, wait for the next election for the presidency then, going by that statement. You can even bring back Jona and Diezani.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            No waiting, we are continually chipping away till the tyrants political residual value will be 0

          • Julius

            You are failing big time, spectacularly ! Kanu ran away so maybe you should be thinking of doing the same.

        • Julius

          For the sake of an argument, maybe because you said that you are not Nigerians…ever thought of that ?

  • BABUYANMA

    The Ibo WHINERS just like handouts. Lazy people

    • forestgee

      Unbelievable! And parasites are sucking them.

    • Oaksway

      How much productivity of the north goes into the federation account?

      • BABUYANMA

        Kano State contributes more to the country than all six Ibo states. IBO Parasites

  • FreeNigeria

    Trust Buhari at your own peril, the man is wicked, tribalist and a bigot. he’s writing the Hausa/Fulani agenda

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Go to hell.

      • FreeNigeria

        You’re already in HELL

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          Then,WELCOME TO HELL.

          • FreeNigeria

            You’re the one there, I am not. So enjoy your hell and I’ll send you some ICE

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            In as much as you will not stop hating, you are welcome to hell. In as much as your evil thought will not depart you,you are welcome to hell. Hell man. You are suffering from hatred overdose.

          • FreeNigeria

            Enjoy it alone na. na by force. I dash you

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            Look around,you are in hell already,because you asked for it and so you’ve gotten it. I whish you a long life in it(hell). That being the consequences of your unjust hatred for the innocents.

  • Anonymous

    CONSCIENCE? Stop stealing? Hahahaha, lol, THEY WHO come to equity must come with clean hands, u said u will give to the 95% who voted for you and the 5% who did not approproionately and we have seen it in federal projects and appointments. Mr Buhari a man of integrity does not appoint thieves, surround himself with thieves or excuse thieves, he does not take 2 years to be studying report on Babachir Lawal and Oke.

  • GeeWhiz

    Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, North; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, North; Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, North; Minister of Defence, Brig Gen (retd) Mansur Dan Ali, North; National Security Adviser, Major Gen (retd.) Babagana Munguno, North; Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, North; Director-General, Department of State Services, Mr Lawal Daura, North; Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col Hameed Ali (retd.), North; Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr Kure Abeshi, North; Controller-General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Alhaji Ja’afaru Ahmed, North; Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, North; Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Sule Kazaure, North; Comptroller-General of the Federal Fire Service , Mr Garba Anebi, North

    • Yemi

      So what? You are comparing 3 regions of the North with 1 region of the SE. Ignorance is curable. Stupidity is not.

      • Fadama

        Your buffoonery cannot be matched.

        • Mufu Ola

          His buffoonery can be matched & surpassed by d nuttiness of SOME Igbos

          • Fadama

            Who let this mad man loose? Hello mate, kindly grab some restraining chains for a certain Mufu running wild.

      • GeeWhiz

        Who is comparing 3 regions of the North with one of SE? Did you SS or SW on the list? You must have attended one of those schools in Kaduna where 22000 teachers failed primary 4 exam. Anuofia

    • muazu wali

      You know we cannot trust you after your misadventure of 1966. You now have to retrieve your loss of trust among the federating communities.

      • GeeWhiz

        Well then, let my people go!

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Yes they deserve it,leak your wound.

      • Oaksway

        Did you say deserve? Then, why Nigeria may break up is obvious.

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          I guess you have a sledge hammer, then do the needful, Mr day dreamer

  • Agba

    Tell this story to the MARINE

  • Emmanuel Eze

    These are wise men from the east… Just went to be bribed. Nigeria really knows how 2 fight corruption. Good investors, investing 4 their future generations…lol ur really leading us astray…

    • Julius

      Dude, what exactly do you want ? They went to the President to let him know their feelings and what’s going on in the region with some issues and as responsible leaders , asking him to help them in solving them. What is wrong with that ? Your internet noise won’t do shit for the people of that region. Look at your imbecile emperor kanu..he ran away after making that much noise. Nonsense !

  • Yemi

    Gratitude is alien to some cultures

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Just like cowardice,betrayal and dishonesty is a “virtue” in some cultures.

      • Mufu Ola

        Trace the history of betrayal, dishonesty & cowardice when it matters most in Nigeria.We know who all these fit perfectly.U Igbos are horrified because this is 1st time in our democratic history that u’re not “fully active” at d center. Before now u always find way to betray other southerners especially Yoruba & wriggle your way to ‘federal’. Now u’re reeling on d ground even after 2 yrs when Yoruba’s have always been comfortable outside federal over the years.Ain’t u people really nutty?

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          I never mentioned any tribe, may your conscience continue to hunt you.

          • Powerlessconscious

            but you are known to be a tribal bigot.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            DEFENDING ONES TRIBE FROM INJUSTICES CAN NEVER BE DEFINED AS BIGOTRY……but if that is what you call bigotry, yes so be it.

          • whereto

            Don’t ridicule yourself further by denying what everyone already knows. From your numerous comments, you fit the exact definition of a bigot.

    • Anasieze Donatus

      To my Igbo race,dont be afraid to say it because you are damn right

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Mallam, Was it an Igbo who raped your mother to conceive you ? You wrote here the other time that it was a man from Chad now you are changing to Igbo again

        • Anasieze Donatus

          You have nothing to offer and TOO LOW FOR ZERO. I will be degrading myself to exchange words with you. Sorry i dont have such time

  • thusspokez

    President Muhammadu Buhari says the south eastern part of Nigeria has stronger voice in his cabinet compared to the north.

    Is Buhari losing sight of reality due to old age or has lying always been part of his nature?

    • muazu wali

      What is the reality. When you are a minister and member of the cabinet you speak on all the issues presented including your portfolio. The cabinet isva team.

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Ask your father if you ever have one

      • thusspokez

        I have already told you once to piss off! I have no patience for móróns! Get it?

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The man called Buhari is not just wicked, he s also deluded, there is no Igbo in the security apparatus leadership, the recent appointments in all parastatals do not have Igbos, the recent enlistments in the DSS, has more Katsina state people than the entire SE, there is hardly any Igbo AIG in the Police force, etc.where can one start ?

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Then go to hell. So you want him to put the security of a people whom you are threatening to kill under ipob? You must be a joker.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        “ANY ATTACK ON BOKO-HARAM IS AN ATTACK ON THE NORTH”

        ” THE DOGS AND BABOONS WILL SOAK IN THEIR OWN BLOOD”

        DO YOU REMEMBER WHO MADE THE ABOVE STATEMENTS, YET HE BECAME PRESIDENT …..HE HAS NO RIGHT TO EXCLUDE ANY REGION.

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          Has he excluded your region?

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          It shows most people have made up their mind before reading the article or they just went ahead to comment based on the sensational headline they have seen. Let’s be objective here for once,many of us were not dead when buhari was at the G-7 meeting around 2015 openly soliciting for assistant from the Western international bodies including, IMF, to help rebuild the North East. The issue is that,many Nigerians are so gullible that they are driven by sentiment only. Maybe some of you should go read the presidency’s response to the this misinformation.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            No, he wasactually soliciting for bullets and bombs.

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            Your view or should I say opinion.

    • True Cross Riverian

      Must you have Igbos there?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        The answer is YES and my questions are ” must it be occupied by Hausa-Fulani alone ? must the Igbo be excluded ?

      • Oaksway

        Tell them to scrap federal character.

  • thusspokez

    Buhari also told the delegation that the south east region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects,

    What coastal? The SE is landlocked! What else does he not know about the SE?

    • muazu wali

      Prejudice and outright hatred. Anything Buhari is evil. We have heard that cry before. Anything IBB is cursed?!

      • thusspokez

        Who had mentioned IBB here?

        • muazu wali

          We are talking about Nigerian leaders from the north and how so much venom was spilled on them. IBB qualify to be mentioned. The second longest serving Nigerian Head of State after Gowon. The media harassed him to stepping aside.

          • thusspokez

            We are talking about Nigerian leaders from the north

            YOU are talking about Nigerian leaders from the north. I and most people here are talking about Buhari and his administration!k

          • muazu wali

            That is the trouble with you people. You cannot be open minded on anything nor can you imagine others have a different perspective on issues.
            Unless your myopic mind eases away you would never be able to know Nigeria and the multiplicity of its peoples.

          • Oaksway

            Is it the media or Nigerians? A man who admitted enjoyed the accolade “evil genius”. Get your history and facts right my bro.

    • Mufu Ola

      The coastal rail from Lagos to Calabar will pass through Onitsha & I think Imo according d routes in the designs published.

      • emmanuel

        Coastal gini, na you wan do am? The World Bank has told you in plain words, that Buhari has no agenda for the south.
        So forget the story

        • Powerlessconscious

          so world bank funding or chinese funding? read well.

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Are you asking a war general what he knows about a region he helped fought a war for years? Come to the class he will teach you practical geography. Stop the hatred, it blinds.

      • thusspokez

        Piss off, stúpid!

  • thusspokez

    “I gave south-east four substantive ministers in the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology and Labour

    He is talking about quantity and not quality. These are not exactly powerful ministries, are they?

    • qamarudeen

      Do you want to take all?

      • thusspokez

        Why the silly question?

    • muazu wali

      No you Sabi. As they have always said, a beggar has no choice. The Igbo ministers have not resigned or complained.

      • thusspokez

        Who is the beggar?

    • Al

      The more investment you put in a political business (just as 2015 general election) the more you will harvest at the end of the day, so it is and that’s why southeast region is suffering marginalisation

      • thusspokez

        Vote is not investment!

        • Al

          That’s your understanding and that is why you people of southeast will continue to be marginalised. Nothing for you as far as you are in opposition

          • thusspokez

            Just out of curiosity, what makes you think that I am from South-East Nigeria? Do you always display such intellectual immaturity and benightedness?

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      But be pleased for the first time.

      • thusspokez

        Be pleased about what?

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          About was due to you.

          • thusspokez

            And who is the “you”, stúpid?

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            Idiota!

          • thusspokez

            Weak! Is that all you’ve got?

      • Aloa Akan

        The guy can never be pacified. He’s been carrying the anger around since 2015. What would pacify him is for Buhari to die. But death refused to take away the man. So, properly death would look his way to take away his anger with him.

        • Oaksway

          Alao, please, ti a bad n sunkun, a ma riran. The minister of defence is north, interior, COAS, COAIRS, IGP, DSS, CUSTOMS, AG, SFG, petroleum, all northerners and more sensitive national positions. Do you like eating crumbs?

          • Powerlessconscious

            You mean juicy position? na those who get greedy mind dey think like that.

          • Oaksway

            Not juicy but centers of power and control.

    • Opekete

      Really? Then you have no clue about the structure of government. In the US secretary of state which is equivalent to minister of foreign affairs is the most important ministry. Not even secretary of the treasury is as important. But in Nigeria because we only think about money and stealing, we tends to believe that Minister of finance is the most important. What an ignorance

      • thusspokez

        In the US secretary of state which…

        Pay attention! This discussion is only about Nigeria. And Nigeria is not the USA or UK or France or Spain or Germany or Italy or Ghana or Kenya or South Africa or Brazil or Chile or Mexico… Get It?

        • Powerlessconscious

          Both those western nations are references but it seems you are intentionally thinking retarded.

    • Julius

      wow…so you want to be the head huncho ? see why folks detest your domineering character ? Maybe Buhari should have given you the presidency as well. This is sad !

      • thusspokez

        see why folks detest your domineering character

        Speak for yourself. Whose fault is it for your submissiveness?

    • whereto

      Shaking my head. Industry is a very key ministry especially in a govt you did not vote for and have scorned at every turn.
      Stop confusing lack of decency for assertiveness.

  • thusspokez

    The president said counterpart funding from the Chinese government would substantially fund these projects,

    But not the World Bank which should shift focus away from the south to the northern regions.

    • muazu wali

      That’s the way you see it. We see the reports differently.

      • thusspokez

        In what different way, you forgot to say!

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      North East,devastated by bokoharam. Stop being confused easily. It is called sensational headlines or news by punch.

      • Oaksway

        The world Bank deals with a country not a section of it. The advise or request of pmb is inappropriate. Let’s call a spade a spade. No sensible Nigerian can feel unconcerned about the north east situation, therefore it should be the collective responsibility of all Nigerians to bring about normalcy there without pmb openly dragging the world bank into it. It is being insensitive to adverse perceptions of the other nationals in a country we are hoping for unity. A leader that fails in the proper management of the perceptions of the people ends up in tyranny.

        • Powerlessconscious

          According to your dictionary?

          • Oaksway

            What says yours?

    • Julius

      You really need to stop exposing your ignorance . It makes you look small and retarded. I expect nothing positive from you anyway.

      • thusspokez

        If you are not a rétárd yourself who comes here only to applaud or insult other people’s opinions instead of giving your own opinion, you would explain to readers what exactly you object to in my comment. Instead you sound like a lunatic swearing at strangers for reason only known to the lunatic. Come to think about it, responding to you is like responding to the lunatic — something I would not do in real life..

        • Julius

          Why is it that when folks respond in kind to you people in the same language you get upset and started blabbing about how sane and superior you are ? I read your comments in here and you do the same damn thing. Hypocrite !. You are right, in real life you won’t even get close to me talk less of conversations. Get lost.

  • qamarudeen

    For some, if they do not take all, they have nothing. Not a good character.

  • aboki

    “What an elderly person see sitting a child could not see even when he climb IROKO tree ” a wise saying indeed!
    The YOUTH should wake up and see the road clearly to enable them differentiate the traffic lights.
    PMB has talked well!
    Their PAY MASTERS have been demystify to NONENTITY with those that matter have taken over the driving seat …IGBO AKWENO!
    Ezebu ezebu ……!
    Let us shame the devils and tell the truth.

  • Anasieze Donatus

    IF I AM PMB , I WILL RUN MY GOVERNMENT AND PRETEND THAT THE IGBOS DO NOT EXIST BECAUSE THEY HAVE MADE A MOCKERY OF THE WORDS GRATITUDE .IF NOT FOR SOME FEW MENTALLY STABLE IGBOS, PMB SHOULD DIVERT ALL DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECT MEANT FOR THE SOUTH EAST PEOPLE TO A MORE APPRECIATIVE SOUTH SOUTH. PMB WON WITHOUT IGBOS VOTE AND WILL DO SAME AGAIN ON A BIGGER MARGIN WITHOUT THEIR HATEFUL VOTE. I AM JUST A RATIONAL IGBO MAN

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      MALLAM HABA !!

      • Anasieze Donatus

        Ask yourself if you are better than a Mallam and the answer is know because it means a Teacher and they will continue to teach you.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          That is exactly what I mean, I am showing respect.

          • Julius

            I bet you employed another Yoruba man by mistake again…Yay !!, we are indeed so lucky !

        • Julius

          Know or No ?

      • Julius

        Any Igbo man that do not agree with your utter nonsense is a MALLAM. Wonderful !

    • thusspokez

      THEY HAVE MADE A MOCKERY OF THE WORDS GRATITUDE

      If I were you, I would first look up the word “GRATITUDE” in a good dictionary before I use it.

      PMB WON WITHOUT IGBOS VOTE

      Bare in mind that Nigeria is not an autocracy. Even Saddam Hussein didn’t manage to get 100% of the votes, how then could you expect every voter in a democracy to vote for only one presidential candidate?

    • cheky

      MUMU!!!

    • man leader

      Which Donatus be dis? Nsofia broda wey die since 4 London ! ha ha revival

      • Anasieze Donatus

        Who is this dust bin

    • LadyRosely

      Which Igbo man writes and hails himself “I am just a rational Igbo man”?

      My friend you are just a senseless impostor who can’t differentiate between elections and governance.

      Take your illiteracy elsewhere

      Fake Donatus. An utter disgrace

      • Anasieze Donatus

        Responding
        to this insane rolling-stone named LadyRosely, who has never gathered any moss
        after fatherly curse is infra dig, but I have to do it before people are misled
        by your incurable insanity.Going
        by the conspectus of schoolboy howlers in the interjections of a depraved
        and very empty drum, should I really be commenting on your moronic
        interruptions? You said election are over but you still carry on as if election campaign is still on and tell me one igbo man with his senses intact that is still on internet abusing and fighting the Government of the day instead of trying to seek intergration and get what they needed from the Government as presently been done by the so called igbo elders. For a harebrained and amnesic buffoon like you, anybody who have a contrary opinion with a moppets like you must be abused .A
        baboon like in his senile audacity has the effrontery and plagiaristic speciousness
        to call me an Illiterate because you are opportune to own a china nokia and can afford 200 Naira airtime to log on the internet and type rubbish. Who gave birth to clannish, irresponsible
        and unorganised tout like you to challange your god .

        • LadyRosely

          After the misuse of grammar and the murder of basic rules of syntax, you’re still here, hollow and oafish.

          Buhari cannot ignore Igbos. As a president you lead those who hate you and those who love you. You don’t select who is governed.

          With all your faux vocabularu you should know this

          • Anasieze Donatus

            it is called vocabulary and not vocabularU. be that as it may, you can not point to any thing that indicates hatred towards NDIGBO by PMB, You dont show and exhibit hostility towards a man and you expect him to still engage you in sane discussion when you are displaying Insanity. Now that their insanity has been cured, the igbo leaders have started the first step last by engaing the Government and they said that themselves that they had a fruitful discussion that that PMB was open and truthful to them. That is politics and not making mockery of the igbo race with IPOB. Where are the Nnamdi Kanu’s today and where is the Biafra. We stupidly lost souls which we can not create

          • LadyRosely

            PMB built no road in the southeast as head of PTF.

          • Anasieze Donatus

            How many did PDP build in 16 years and as PTF Chairman is he the President or working under a President. Get your acts together and stop dabbling into area you have no knowledge or rather greater insight

          • LadyRosely

            PMB is an Igbo hater or better still a Fulani ethnic bigot.

            PTF got no approvals on project implementation from Abacha. It was purely the whims and caprices of Buhari and his team.

            You should lay out facts not mere platitudes. This Buharist behavior is disgusting.

            Emptiness laced with arrogance

          • Anasieze Donatus

            Sorry your bigotry is second to know,PMB as Chairman of PTF draws their allocation directly from CBN and Nigeria Foreign reserve meaning 2 President in one Country.Please go back to basic of Governance and stop hating a man who has done nothing to you. He hates the igbos and his Presidentia plane is been flow by an igbo man.Leave Biafran hate polticis and face reality. His first Presidential outing ,he chosed an igbo man as his running mate and igbos love him so much and did not vote for him and his vice ,His second attempt he chise another igbo man and that one left him during the court case and accepted an appointment from a Government PMB disputed his election .If that is hate et him continue to hate the igbos more

          • LadyRosely

            Did the president give approval to PTF projects before they were carried out?? No!! It was an intervention and the rules were loose. They intervened in every sector possible with little input from the central government

          • Anasieze Donatus

            Stop copying and pasting out of topic

          • LadyRosely

            Ignoramus

          • Anasieze Donatus

            bovine

    • Epsilon_Delta

      Mind you, the southeast voted massively for mumuhari because GEJ was a big disappointment, 2019 is around the corner… don’t celebrate yet.

      • Anasieze Donatus

        South East did not vote PMB but allocated few Votes to him

      • Powerlessconscious

        Where did you get that info? were you in the moon during the election? Biafraud and lies can not be separated.

  • Bassey Frank

    In your cabinet or your Administration. You think you are talking to fools.

    • Julius

      What’s the difference ? His cabinet is his admin.

      • Bassey Frank

        His cabinet are the Ministers and Ministers of State who can be removed any time. His administration are other appointments such as this:

        BUHARI’S RECENT APPOINTMENTS AT NNPC
        – SIGN OF AN UPRIGHT SAINT?

        1. Shaibu Musa – MD, NNPC Medical Services
        2. Ibrahim Birma – Group General Manager, Audit Division
        3. Ahmed Katagum – Group GM Shipping
        4. Kallamu Abdullahi – Group GM, Renewable Energy Division
        5. Dr Bola Afolabi – Group GM, Research & Development
        6. Adeyemi Adetunji – MD, NNPC Retail Division
        7. Usman Yusuf – Group GM, NNPC GMD Office
        8. Bala Wunti – in charge of Corporate Planning & Strategy
        9. Umar Ajiya – MD, Nigerian Products Marketing Company
        10. Muhammed Abah – MD, Warri Refining Petrochemical Company
        11. Malami Shehu – MD, Port Harcourt Refining Company
        12. Adewale Ladenegan – MD, Kaduna RefiningPetrochemical Co
        13. Diepriye Tariah – MD, Integrated Data Services
        14. Rland Wubare – GM National Petroleum Investment Services
        NOTE: Maikanti Baru – still GMD, NNPC.
        Isiaka Abdulrasaq – GMD Finance & Services
        Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari – Petroleum Minister

        • Julius

          Dude, you moved the goal post from your initial comment.

          • Bassey Frank

            I know I was consistent. I explained the difference between Cabinet and Administration. A Cabinet member is in Administration; but one in Administration is not in Cabinet. PMB mentioned Cabinet, not Administration and that was my focus. If, with all these, you did not understand me, you are of no use; you deserve early return to the grave.

          • muazu wali

            All this semantics. The Cabinet is not the Presidency, but they are all components of the adminstration. Since we have adopted the American model even other services that support the work of the President are part of the Administration. We hear Bush Administration or Clinton administration. For the next four years from 2015-2019 we have an APC administration headed by President Buhari.

          • Bassey Frank

            Please, what did PMB say — Cabinet, Administration, Presidency? There is no semantics here; except you are saying the man ought to have said “Administration” which would have been appropriate. But he doesn’t know – any way.

  • Sincere-Voice

    Where’s that evil child called Nnamdi Kanu? One riffraff came from nowhere, defraud and destroyed almost everything and ran away.

    • Netanyahu

      You can go look for him. They tie your hands and feet? Coconut head. What has changed?

      • Sincere-Voice

        Lol…. Are you pained? Sorry!

    • Oaksway

      If you are truly sincere, you Will see the benefits of Kanu’s actions inspite of the shortcomings.

      • Sincere-Voice

        What is the benefit in a fraudster brainwashing our youths to their untimely death while he ran away and now enjoying himself somewhere?

  • emmanuel

    Who does not know that Buhari suffers from psychosis? When we told the likes of Nigige that Buhari was a no-good product, they should have heard, afterall they are old enough to have known him in the past.
    Another insane man Orji Uzor Kalu is now walking the path of Amaechi post 2015.
    May the the small road contract wen Buhari give am and the fake promise of making him Vice President in 2019 has entered his head.
    Na who go vote for a morally bankrupt Buhari in 2019?

    • man leader

      Unfortunately Ngige, despite his medical background, is corrupt to the core

    • Julius

      You should command all your people working for the FGN to resign and move back to biafraud where you have jobs lined up for them and their children. Moron !

      • emmanuel

        While Buhari suffers from psychosis, you suffer outright dementia. Resign and leave? This was how the idiots in Rwanda carried on until their cups became full.
        The day of reckoning will come someday

    • whereto

      Smart guy!! I wonder where you plan to transfer those who voted for him in 2015.

  • pheliciti

    Classy act from the South East leaders. This is how nations are built and sustained. Thumbs up!

    • Julius

      Indeed….thank you and I also commend them for this action. God bless them all.

  • GusO

    Mr. Nwodo should forget about new state creation. It shows that Mr. Nwodo is lying about restructuring. Restructuring is about reducing the number of States in the Federation to a number that is ECONOMICALLY viable and not about creating more States for the corrupt elite to get more governmental and more political positions from which to chop-chop money to the detriment of public services for the ruled. Many States in the Southeast are not generating enough IGR to survive as States but Nwodo is calling for more SE States to get more government handouts to the political thugs and elite. We need at most 12 States in this country with roughly the old boundary of the 12 States created by the old Mohammed/Obasanjo regime but this time comprised of one Hausa State, one Yoruba State, one Igbo State and nine other States — five for the minorities in the North and four for the minorities in the South. So the North and South will have six States each and minority States will have to negotiate amongst their neighboring States as to whom they feel most compatible with to combine their States with to meet the twelve States maximum number. That’s the only way we can form a fair Federation.

    • Dele Awogbeoba

      The Yoruba , Igbo and Hausa together constitute over 60% of Nigeria’s population. They cannot be reduced to 3 of 12 states. That means minorities will all of a sudden become the majority in a way that their combined population does not
      give credence. I believe the 19 state structure under OBJ/ Murtala is the most fair in my view.

    • thusspokez

      Nigeria should just go back to the original 12 states which was created by Gowon. It is simply insane to have 36 states Indian and China with 1+ billion population have fewer state or regions. Indeed the creation of the additional 24 state gave rise to mediocrity. For example, secondary school teachers (who would never have become university lecturers without achieving higher academic qualifications and experience) went on to become university lecturers in their new newly states due to shortage of skills. The end result is drastic fall in the quality of teaching and education across Nigeria. And Nigeria has not recovered ever since as lamented by the governor of Kano state in his state.

    • Wise One

      I weep for Igbos.

  • Solomon Brown

    Scrambling for any relevance he can find from SE Nigeria after being outed for the bigot he is, by the world bank chief, so he runs to his pederal refublic slave governors who can’t help themselves, with their pot bellied and isiewu eating pie holes. We have had enough of this geriatric dunce running a sectional govt while pretending to be a statesman, the masses aren’t fooled by this photo op crap being paraded before us.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      You don’t need fooling anymore, Mr. Brown.

      You already discarded the Solomon in your name brilliantly.

      • Julius

        His full name is…Okoro Nnamdi Okeke !

        • Solomon Brown

          This mental midget, you spend all your days jumping from one news article to next, without anything concrete coming from you. With you it is about quantity no quality whatsoever. Get a real life job Wasiu….

          • Julius

            Listen to Mr. Okeke blabbing..lolz. Shut da hell up.

          • Solomon Brown

            You are a waste of space, all you ever do are one liners, you lack the intellectual capacity to be able to string together more than 10 words at a time, do us a favor by chopping your head off, it is almost useless to you and society at large.

      • Solomon Brown

        No sense in what you just said. Try harder next time, Mr so yemi.

        • whereto

          Since you obviously need help, he just referred to you as dense.

          • Solomon Brown

            Only a very thick skull will think that. Did you crawl out a cave just recently numbskull?

  • Otunga

    This visit by these selfish, greedy ingrates has finally solidified my complete hatred for this race, should’ve let them while we had the chance. Irritable pests

    • Oaksway

      Every tribe and race has its vices, so do yours, how would you feel to be hated for yours?

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Ol’boy, you have a problem that you don’t know yet.

      Just because they don’t like Buhari as a collective doesn’t justify the vitriol that you just poured out here.

      As much as I thought GEJ was an ineffectual buffoon, I still don’t hate him and his supporters.

      We need to exercise more decorum on matters of politics and religion.

  • Raphelibe

    I love Nigeria because my parents lived and worked there. I have so many honest and lovely friends from that great country. In my last visit to Nigeria, I had the privilege of touring the South East at the instance of my hosts. The greatest mistake I made was not heeding the warning of my hosts that I was about to ply through death traps and not roads. As I came across this post and seeing all these governors, I recall the statement made by my hosts that the problem they have are the governors. I recall vividly one of the states called God’s own state or something like that it was one of the worst places in that regrettable tour. I remember the ride we took from the capital city to a business town called Aba or so to see the great shoe makers in a big market there. It was like riding through HELL AVENUE. I recall that my hosts said that apart from a governor in the past called Sam Mnbakkwe or a name like that all the other governors who had ruled them till that time of visit (2015) were write offs. From our present chat conversations and with the pictures posted to me according to my hosts, he said I called the roads hell avenues then, but now they can best be described as SURE DEATH TRAPS. Yet from the pictures here these governors are smiling. Your president surely has his problems from all I read, but I personally think that from the commentaries in here and what I read from my hosts, the greatest problem of the south east has been the governors, the past ones and these ones standing here smiling like deceived father Christmas. They are the greatest problems of their people. When we went to see the shoe making places in the market at Aba, passing through the roads in that town was one of the worst experiences I had in life. I’ve had the privilege of touring nations and honestly no where within those countries I have toured can you find such devastation, dilapidation and disaster as roads as in that city. Yet there was a governor whom I hear presently has been transformed to an “honourable senator”. One thing I discovered during my tour was that no where on earth can you find people floating about and parading themselves with many ubiquitous titles as in Nigeria! Dishonourable people answering honourable, even in the church one man was introduced as Rev Dr. Bishop Apostle and Great Prophet of God …….! It was only God that helped me, I would have been sent out because of my uncontrollable laughter! The same way I was laughing when I read through this post and saw these oppressors smiling like children who were dashed toys from a super market. My call has been the youths should rise up and take the bull by the horn. Float youth parties, defend your votes and get these vampires out of the way. It may be difficult because of the enermous resources (sometimes stolen from the people) at their disposal. It may be difficult because of the equally corrupt operating forces in uniforms and their disposal. It may be difficult because of some of the youths who have mortgaged their consience and future because of paltry sums of money and tend serve as stooges and secret destructive police to these old men. However I remember one thing said by a noble laureate in your country in one of his books. The man dies who keeps silent in the facentre of tyranny. I’m not advocating for a guerilla warfare, not at all. The youths can decide the faith of Nigeria and stop these old white washed men like the governors and your president from continued ruining of their future. The commentaries I see here and from my guess are mostly from young people. However it is easy to discern from these commentaries that they are based on religious and tribal inclinations. These are the seeds sown by these your old men to perpetuate their rules at the expense of the youths. VOTE THEM OUT BY COMING TOGETHER AS YOUTHS OF NIGERIA.

  • Tahir Bunu-hamza

    Someone should please volunteer to prepare and give us an insight into the TRIBAL, REGIONAL as well as RELIIGOUS representation (component) in the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria.

    • Oaksway

      Don’t even go there, this is why the north should do more for its population to have good western education.

      • Tahir Bunu-hamza

        You too do not go ‘there’ (topic of education) – Do not deviate from the main subject of discussion: Here the discuss is on REPRESENTATION IN PUBLIC SERVICE and BASELESS & UNFOUNDED AGITATIONS by people that ought to even know better (western educated). Without doubt western education is good!

        • Oaksway

          When you referred to representation in the public service, you probably forgot that western education qualifications is a must for federal service, so, the less northern representation there is not due to marginalization. To the contrary and absurdly too, I had seen senior officer of northern extraction whom were sub illiterate in the service. One of the reasons I ask not to go there my dear brother.

          • Tahir Bunu-hamza

            You have answered yourself. And because of the fact you mentioned (western literacy), the agitation is most BASELESS and UNFOUNDED!
            And if you had ever seen senior officer of northern extraction whom were sub illiterate in the service, you would have cried more!

  • Mizch

    So the good conscience President changed his “algebraic” formula of 97% vs 5%. Wonderful!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      I doubt that you ever read the direct comments on the 97% and 5% issue.

      • Julius

        Naw, it won’t fit his narratives.

      • whereto

        Read? They only read,watch and Listen to those things which suit their hate narrative.

  • obiora

    Nothing will stop US BIAFRA. Tyrant Buhari you can talk as you like. Enemy is Enemy. Even if you claim that you have repented you will still be Repented Enemy. So keep you Sermon for Boko-Haram. Leave BIAFRANS alone.

    • Abdulkadir

      My friend, or should I say enemy, go to your Biafra. Nobody is stopping you.

      • okenwa

        Are you in sambisa forest?

      • Hillary Egwim

        But they are stopping us. If no-one is stopping us, then what was operation python dance? We asked for a referendum, that’s all.

    • okenwa

      Obiii nwannem dalu.

  • Powerlessconscious

    “…I want to assure that we are doing our best for the country. If we can
    stop people from stealing, then there will be more resources to put
    into projects that will create employment for Nigerians,’’ the president
    said.

    • Oaksway

      Is it only stealing that has drawn Nigeria back or holding her down? What about nepotism, prebendalism, sectionalism and all the bad bad isms. Buhari is the life patron of mayetti Allah, herdsmen are making farming hazardous and unattractive yet he is conspiratorialy silent, is that not being morally corrupt?

    • princegab

      Thanks bro, you hear pmb well.a government that is boosting corruption will build 2nd bridge only when corruption dies a natural death.
      2019 campaign rhetoric

  • Nicolas

    Really stop people from stealing! Orji Uzor Kalu should be in jail and not rallying the people to join APC.

  • Julius

    lolz..you got that right bro.

  • Julius

    E ma da lohun jare.

  • Solomon Brown

    Don’t need your help, you might want to seek help by having a doctor check your brain, all that monkeypox going around might have affected you .

  • Wise One

    Lie lie. BNorth is ore present than everyone else ever. One person from South-west (one state) controls Housing ministry, power ministry and works ministry whose combined budget and importance surpasses those of souh-easterners(five states) put together.

  • Solomon Brown

    Talking about comprehension skills but your reading and writing skills are that of a third grader. “It’s unhealthy to let a guy with your sort of comprehension problems loose on the society”. So much for a person who wants to call out someone else’s comprehension skills. You are pathetic, find someone on your level to have an exchange with. You will get clobbered everytime you come at me.