#PanamaPapers: Documents show hidden offshore assets belong to Senate President Saraki; wife, Toyin, a mere front

Bukola Saraki, Senate President
Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Toyin, the wife of the President of the Nigerian Senate, is a mere business front for her husband, fresh documents retrieved by PREMIUM TIMES from the massive Mossack Fonseca database have shown.

According to the new documents, the assets in Toyin’s name in tax havens are actually held in trust for Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s third most powerful official.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported on Monday that Mr. Saraki failed to disclose four assets found to be in his wife’s name offshore, in violation of Nigeria’s code of conduct law.

That revelation came to light following the leak of a trove of internal data from the Panama-based offshore-provider, Mossack Fonseca, obtained by the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) with PREMIUM TIMES and over 100 other media partners in 82 countries.

In his response to that publication, Mr. Saraki said the controversial assets belonged to the estate of his wife’s rich and famous family, and that the law did not mandate him to declare such a category of assets.

But PREMIUM TIMES has now found that the assets neither belong to Toyin nor to her family’s estate. They are clearly Mr. Saraki’s.

Sandon Development Limited and Number 8 Whittaker Street

One of the companies in Mrs Saraki’s name in Seychelles Island is Sandon Development Limited, a vehicle used in acquiring a property on 8 Whittaker Street, Belgravia, London, in 2012.  Another shareholder listed for that company is Babatunde Morakinyo, a long-term personal aide and friend of Mr. Saraki.

However fresh evidence has shown that Mrs. Saraki and Mr. Morakinyo were mere fronts, nominee directors holding assets in trust for the Senate president.

According to one of the documents in our possession, in April 2012, while still Kwara governor, Mr. Saraki, describing himself as landlord of 8 Whittaker Street, London and 70 Bourne Street, London, executed a deed granting his tenants licence to alter the premises of the properties.

Part three of the deed read, “This license is supplemental. The reversion immediately expectant on the determination of the lease is now vested in the landlord.

“The unexpired residue of the No. 70 (Bourne Street) lease is still vested in Dr. Saraki and the unexpired residue of the number 8 (Whittaker Street) lease is now vested in the companies.”

The deed was “signed, sealed and delivered” by Mr. Saraki on behalf of himself, Sandon Development Limited and Renocon Property Development Limited.

Recall that it was from Renocon that Mrs Saraki, posing as owner of Sandon, purportedly bought Number 8 Whittaker Street in July 2011.

But it is now clear that both companies actually belong to Mr. Saraki, and that he only used a company owned by him to buy a property from another of his companies.

His wife, Toyin, fronted for him in the purported transaction, and it is not clear why the Senate president acted that way.

Girol Properties Ltd and Toyin the nominee director

Girol Properties Ltd, was registered on August 25, 2004 (a year after Mrs. Saraki’s husband became governor of Nigeria’s north-central state of Kwara) in the British Virgin Island (BVI).

Company documents show that Mrs. Saraki owns 25,000 numbers of shares with a par value of US$ 1,00 each, and was appointed the first and only director of the company.

Mrs Saraki however, in a letter to ICIJ, through her lawyers, denies ever owning any shareholding in Girol Properties.

But we have now retrieved a document linking her firmly to the firm, as well as another handwritten document suggesting that Mrs Saraki was known within Mossack Fonseca as just a nominee director and not the beneficial owner of the company.

See the document below.

Toyin Saraki - Girol Properties
Toyin Saraki – Girol Properties
Toyin Saraki - Girol Properties registration
Toyin Saraki – Girol Properties registration

Landfield Ltd versus the voice of Toyin Saraki and the hand of Bukola Saraki

Landfield International Developments Ltd., a company registered in the British Virgin Islands on April 8, 2014, had Mrs. Saraki as sole shareholder.

But it is now clear she was a mere front, as Mr. Saraki has since discreetly taken over the company using Longmeadow Holdings Limited, another shell company registered in Jersey.

To effect the take-over, a board meeting of Landfield purportedly held on January 28, 2015, where it was agreed that the company be sold to Mr. Saraki for over three million pounds.

The minute of that meeting, retrieved from the company’s file, as contained in the Mossack Fonseca database, reads in part,

“3. BUSINESS OF THE MEETING 3.1

“lt was noted that there had been ongoing negotiations and discussions between Dr Bukola Saraki, Oluwatoyin Saraki and Longmeadow Holdings Limited, a company registered in Jersey (the ‘Buyer‘) in relation to:

“3.1.1 The transfer of the entire issued shares of the Company from Oluwatoyin Saraki to the Buyer for the purchase price of £3,000,000 (three million pounds sterling) (‘Transfer’);

“3.2 4.1 5.1 3.1.2 an intercompany loan in favour of the Company from the Buyer of £3,050,000 (three million and fifty thousand pounds starting) (the ‘lntercompany Loan’); and

“3.1.3 the transfer of 7 Whittaker Street, London SW1W 810. (the Property) Into the name of the Company pursuant to a sale agreement between Alain Charbit (1) and Speed 7674 Limited (2) and Dr Bukola Saraki (3).

Accordingiy, the Chairman noted that the meeting had been convened to consider and, if thought fit, approve: 1.1.1 the Transfer; 1.1.2 the registration of the transfer pursuant to the Transfer; 1.1.3 the intercompany loan; and 1.1.4 the transfer of the Property into the name of the Company.

“DOCUMENTS PRODUCED TO THE MEETING

“There were produced to the meeting the following documents: 1.1.5 the sale agreement for the Property; 1.1.6 the share purchase agreement for the Transfer (the ‘SPA’); 1.1.7 the share certificate ¡n favour of the Buyer; 1.1.8 the executed stock transfer form in respect of the transfer pursuant to the Transfer; 1.1.9 the lntercompany Loan agreement; and 1.1.10 the agreement for the transfer of the Property into the name of the Company.

“CONSIDERATION OF DOCUMENTS

It was noted that the stock transfer form in respect of the Transfer had been executed and was in a form acceptabie to the Company. 1476133W18Q-3

  1. RESOLUTIONS 6.1 After due and careful consideration IT WAS RESOLVED:

“7. FILING) That the registration of the Transfer be approved; that the Intercompany Loan be approved; that the transfer of the Property into the name of the Company be approved; and to do all such acts and things and agree and execute on behalf of the Company all such documents to which the Company is a party and all other documents as may be required in connection with the business of the meeting and generally to sign all such certificates and notices and other documents as may be necessary or desirable in connection with the business of the meeting, subject to such amendments as those executing the same on behalf of the Company consider fit.

“7.1 lT WAS FURTHER RESOLVED to authorise any one or more of the directors of the Company to cancel the share certificate in the name of Oiuwatoyin Saraki and to execute a share certificate in the name of the Buyer; to register the Transfer in the register of members and register of transfers of the Company and make all other necessary and appropriate entries in the books and registers of the Company; “1.1.19 to arrange for the necessary filings to be made at the Registry of Corporate Affairs.”

That same day, Mrs. Saraki wrote to Mossack Fonseca informing it that she was transferring the beneficial ownership of Landfield to Mr. Saraki and his company.

She wrote:

“Dear Sirs

“Landfield International Developments Limited (the “Company”)

  1. We refer to the Company, for which you provide registered agent services and with respect to which I, Oluwatoyin Saraki, am your client of record.

  2. Change, of Client of Record 2. Please be advised that as of today’s date the entire legal and beneficial ownership of the Company held by me has been transferred to Longmeadow Holdings Limited (“Longmeadow”).

  3. I therefore instruct you that with immediate effect, I should cease to be regarded as your client of record and that, going forward, your client of record will be Longmeadow. Accordingly, henceforth you should take instructions from Longmeadow relation to the Company.”

By that letter, Mr. Saraki assumed full control of the company through Longmeadow.

A fresh trouble for the Senator

This fresh revelation that Mr. Saraki actually owns the assets hidden in his wife’s name may complicate issues for the politician who is being tried by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for allegedly failing to declare his assets in full.

While not all owners or operators of such offshore entities are criminals, owning or maintaining interest in private companies while serving as a public official is against Nigerian laws.

Section 6(b) of the Code of Conduct Act says a public office holder shall not, “except where he is not employed on full‐time basis, engage or participate in the management or running of any private business, profession or trade”.

The Code of Conduct Bureau had on September 16, 2015 slammed charges on Mr. Saraki, accusing him of offences ranging from anticipatory declaration of assets, to making false declaration of assets in forms he filed before the Bureau while he was governor of Kwara state.

The Senate President was also accused of failing to declare some of his assets, acquiring assets beyond his legitimate earnings, and operating foreign accounts while being a public officer – governor and senator.

The offences, the charge said, violated sections of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.

Mr. Saraki is also said to have breached Section 2 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act and punishable under paragraph 9 of the said Fifth Schedule of the Constitution.

The Senate President has denied wrongdoings, saying the case was politically motivated and that he was merely being persecuted for emerging the President of the Nigerian Senate against the wishes of his political party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, which preferred a different candidate.

The African Network of African Reporting Centres (ANCIR) contributed reporting for this story.

 


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  • Toyin

    PT, i am one of your fans always praising you, but honestly I can now see that the failure of Nigeria State is affect you guys. Why can you wait and carry out thorough investigation before coming out with stories. I think we need to start classifying you as an unreliable and unprofessional media house. One cannot tell what you will publish tomorrow.

    • +Truth -Lie

      Obviously you think an anonymous commentator like you can cast doubt on this story. Fafafaaafaaaaaaa fowl. There’s no contradiction. New facts are emerging throwing more light on the activities of this criminal for whom you are e-ratting.

    • Onike24

      Words fail me! You must be a Jaguda baba ole

      • Company man

        Can’t you make your comments without insulting people?

        • Nigeria Must Be Good

          Cant you make your comment without trespassing ? How him life take affect you?

          • WakaPass

            No mind the ‘busy-body’!

        • Onike24

          No. Not when people outrightly support grand larceny.

    • Nwa_Africa

      Is that Saraki`s wife Toyin tomato?

    • absam777

      The media don’t wait for the type of you. They simply do their job, And this is a very professional and reliable reporting.

      • Nigeria Must Be Good

        If not for the Source of where these documents came from, Trust wailers from the other side, they would have been shouting winch-honting in FALZ tone.

    • WakaPass

      If the media claims they got their news from authentic source, you will ask for proofs. Now they have added proofs to their news reporting, yet, you say they are unprofessional.

      Please, get to the nearest transformer and hug it quick quick you this enemy of the state’s progress!!! Mtchew

      • Nigeria Must Be Good

        Dont mind him/her…..They are finding it hard to believe the Era that we are in, thought we are in PDP where anything goes. Wake to the smell of Buhari’s coffee.

    • taiwo

      Are you for real? Appears you are Toyin Saraki.

    • Nigeria Must Be Good

      Ole-Toyin, eru (Slave) Saraki. Dont worry your boss or your husband is heading to KUJE, we already arranged him a room self contain there for him to live for 45 years. Oloshi

    • taiwo

      Madam, Premium times is in order. So far, there is nothing contradictory in the story.

    • joe

      Your failures in high school “is affect” the way you write here 🙂 Go back and retake GCE English Language :))

    • clairvoyance

      Oluwatoyin Saraki is that you? You are looking for an avenue to bribe Premium Times abi it will not work because EFCC is already working on the leak as well so park well.

  • MammanJiyaVatsa

    Fellow Nigerians,
    Gen. Buhari cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future.

    It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.

    Thomas Sankara

  • Nwa_Africa

    When is he going down?

    • Zee-Junction

      FOR THE FOLLOWING FIVE (5) COGENT REASONS MUHAMADU BUHARI
      IS URGED TO RESIGN FOR INCOMPETENCE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST; VIZ:

      Repeated failure to eradicate queues and assure fuel supply yesterday in line with his promise as Minister
      of Petroleum. In Lekki area of Lagos petrol stations are shut for lack of supply.
      Worsening the already bad situation of the country across the board, as Nigeria’s trade fell by 25% under
      President Buhari and as the national currency depreciated by 60%.
      Failure to own up to any election pledge and to deliver on just one election promise.
      Outright refusal to fight corruption in 360° fashion except against the rival PDP party.
      Aiding and abetting corruption occurring amongst his
      financiers, friends and associates; notably the audit-completed findings of ₦1.4
      TRILLION clear fraud at the Central Bank of Nigeria under the almost illiterate
      headship of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – a supposed banker who cannot count
      or do simple arithmetic.

      • Nigeria Must Be Good

        Igbokwenu, i know this latest news in Nigeria is hurting so bad……You guys supported him when he stole the senate presidency, Even your brother Ole-Kweremadu was not this daft and dumb under David Mark, but he became a sudden nuisance when he realiazed the consequences of his stealing…..Just wait for Ole-Kweremadu rejecting the offer of becoming the Senate President, i will be the one to nail him with his properties in Dubai bought from Emaar Properties, go figure. Anything wey una support dey die on arrival, Where is Nnamdi Kanu today……Banana republic is Over…..Good Governance ti take over…..wake up and smell Buhari’s coffee

        • Rossnero

          Nigeria Must Be Good

          I want to let the whole world know this thing. There is no water in
          Lagos. There is no electricity and there’s no petrol. Lagos is the
          commercial capital of Nigeria; and Nigeria is the giant of Africa that’s
          now thrust into the 16th century by incompetent President Buhari. No
          human life is possible today in Lagos state.

          People in Lagos
          cannot have their bath. This bad situation has been going on since
          January this year on and off. The Nigerian newspapers have been hiding
          this. We want the world to hear our voice. President Buhari resumed on
          29th of May last year. Since then Buhari has made Nigeria worse than
          Kabul or Fallujah where shooting wars are going on with Al Qaeda and the
          Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.

          But it looks worse in Lagos,
          Nigeria, where the Lagosians have started smelling very bad. They cannot
          wash their mouth or wash their clothes or have their bath. As things
          worsen in Nigeria under the incompetent President Muhamadu Buhari, a
          health epidemic is likely to break out in Nigeria.

          • Nigeria Must Be Good

            Thank you for bringing it forward to our notice, stinking wailers…Oya vamoose! Oloshi

          • joe

            Maybe it’s time to start heading back to your village , and leave Lagos 🙂 I know you would rather die than contemplate that :))

          • excel

            psychiatric is where you belong. don’t waste your time before you start dancing in the market square.

        • Darlington

          Pls if you have any alleged properties in Ekweremadu’s name in Dubai, why not bring it out now. If you can’t stop him as DSP, why do you foolishly think that you can blackmail him now from becoming Senate President, if he so desire? If Buhari and his cohorts have any weighty corruption evidence against Ekweremadu, do you think they will hesitate exposing him? Buhari and Tinubu will continue in this direction of political vendetta till 2019. Igbo hater.

          • joe

            Remember that allegation of forgery of senate document for which he was invited by the police? By the time the EFCC shine their light on that guy, he is going to stink to hell, becuase he is going to look like a piece of sh*t that he is! Believe me, your guy is going down also. It is just a matter of time.

          • Darlington

            Point of correction, police never invited Ekweremadu. The case of allegation of forgery is already in court, and let court decide it. The Tinubu’s Justice Ademola has hands off the case, after he was exposed for doing hatchet job for biggest landlord in Africa. If Buhari cannot remove Ikeoha Ndigbo as DSP, what gave you the assurance that he will be removed using EFCC if he becomes Senate President. Why do you think that Buhari cannot be impeached?

          • Julius

            That dude Ekwere is a crooked as a 5 miles bending roads. Typical I Bo man. He will be exposed soon as well.

  • Nigeria Must Be Good

    Hahahahahahaha, God bless you #PREMIUMTIMESNG for this great JOB….Mesujamba is going down, i know there are more documents with PREMIUMTIMES to nail him more in the future, incase he bring forward his Maradona style, The blood of kwarans are crying heavily. May GOD punish you Mesujamba Ole-Bukola Ole-Saraki. We are coming for the rest of you. Nigeria must be freed, Nigeria must be great……Where are those who supported your Senate presidency snatching move? Smart by half piece of shits, For your life, if you hear stealing and looting, you go run. For your life if you hear “Lets betray them” you go ZOOM off real quick. Let me see how that your “thunder go strike” son becoming Governor in Kwara….Oloshi

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Why not investigate the forgery and perjury allegations against senile, illiterate certificate forger and perjurer MuhamMADu (alias Customs and Exercise, French Franc, Deutch Mark and President Michelle of Western Germany) Buhari with a fraction of the energy being dissipated on Saraki and his family? There must be more to this Saraki/Premium Times/Sahara Reporters palaver than meets the eye.

    • Nigeria Must Be Good

      We would hold him (Buhari) to ransom very soon, including your nightmare Tinubu,OBJ and others. it is just a matter of time, BUT we are concerned about Ole-Saraki Ole-Bukola here. inugo

    • joe

      What is your day job? Do you have a night one too (Armed robbery?)? – Why are you always defending every crminal mentioned here on this platform?

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        The hardest criminal in Nigeria is MuhamMADu Buhari.

        • joe

          Because he is trying to put your thieving uncles in jail? Well then, you and I have a different opinion of who a criminal is 🙂

          • soyo

            Dear Readers and Commentators, have you ever wondered if the likes of Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya, Tawanda Incommunicado, Oleku, Holy Wahala, Otile and the rest of them (including many other pseudonyms they post with) have any work apart from making noise on SR and PT? Look at the grossly pro-corruption and pro-stealing comments like this one always posted by Orafidiya. Also, Look at the number of pro-thieving comments posted by Tawanda, for instance, on Igbokwe’s opinion write-up alone. It’s only purely insane or jobless fellow or someone earning his pay by doing that kind of dirty job that can devote such magnitude of time and also always supporting corruption and any act that looks like it. I have it on good authority that PDP sustained their employment and enlistment beyond 2015. A guy confided in me that they are on pay-per-post. So, they can earn as much as N800K per month posting irrational comments and supporting anything that gives strong backing to corruption and sustenance of status quo as a strategy to bring back roguish PDP in 2019. So, for any reasonable and patriotic reader, the best you can do is to ignore their posts so that their salaries can be reduced by half. The more you reply to their palpably unreasonable comments, the more they earn on you. You can observe that no sane human being ever reasons the way they do all the time. Their posts are always anti-social, anti-progressive, anti-people, pro-corruption, pro-PDP, pro-looting, pro-paganda, satanic and retrogressive. Therefore, readers should save their energy and engage them less on social media because you are not dealing with a free-minded beings but jobbers. So, be careful and open ya eyes broda!

          • joe

            Thanks. Noted

          • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

            Because Buhari is a certificate forger and perjurer.

          • Julius

            Dont worry, the next President will be an Ibo man. lolz

        • Nwa_Africa

          You are not normal…………..

          • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

            You and your dad self-discharged from a psychiatric home.

          • Nwa_Africa

            Why do you hate the truth? Surely you are an abnormal child……………………

    • excel

      You are an armed rubber, defending your leader. saraki will be convicted for all the atrocity he has committed while you will be shot on sight if you fail to retrace your path.

    • soyo

      Dear Readers and Commentators, have you ever wondered if the likes of Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya, Tawanda Incommunicado, Oleku, Holy Wahala, Otile and the rest of them (including many other pseudonyms they post with) have any work apart from making noise on SR and PT? Look at the grossly pro-corruption and pro-stealing comments like this one always posted by Orafidiya. Also, Look at the number of pro-thieving comments posted by Tawanda, for instance, on Igbokwe’s opinion write-up alone. It’s only purely insane or jobless fellow or someone earning his pay by doing that kind of dirty job that can devote such magnitude of time and also always supporting corruption and any act that looks like it. I have it on good authority that PDP sustained their employment and enlistment beyond 2015. A guy confided in me that they are on pay-per-post. So, they can earn as much as N800K per month posting irrational comments and supporting anything that gives strong backing to corruption and sustenance of status quo as a strategy to bring back roguish PDP in 2019. So, for any reasonable and patriotic reader, the best you can do is to ignore their posts so that their salaries can be reduced by half. The more you reply to their palpably unreasonable comments, the more they earn on you. You can observe that no sane human being ever reasons the way they do all the time. Their posts are always anti-social, anti-progressive, anti-people, pro-corruption, pro-PDP, pro-looting, pro-paganda, satanic and retrogressive. Therefore, readers should save their energy and engage them less on social media because you are not dealing with a free-minded beings but jobbers. So, be careful!

      • Julius

        Dont waste too much time on him. He is a loser and you know where he came from. The fact that he is using a Yoruba name to post a comment should tell you the kind of human being he is. A mere waste of space !

    • Nwa_Africa

      Go and sue him and stop ranting online everyday………………………Is it because you are a coward that you cannot sue Buhari?

    • Julius

      lolz. Your life is a failure. You keep ranting the same thing daily and nothing happened. Isnt it about time you move on and start ranting about somebody, something else ?

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        I will continue to “rant” until criminal Buhari is brought to justice. You are a veritable failure. You don’t even have a life.

        • Julius

          You are online ranting using fake names but, I dont have a life ?. Yea, okay. You are a failure and a disgrace and a coward ! The mere fact that you have to hide on a faceless forum to post a comment shows who you are and what you are all about. Poor you !!

          • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

            Scuk my dcik.

          • Julius

            Your father is already doing that. Now, its your mothers’s turn. Tell her ,she will be more than happy to do it.

  • filipi007

    Premium Times Editor,

    General T.Y Danjuma is the litmus test of the genuineness of the BUHARI
    much-vaunted anti-corruption war. This Panama moneylaundering case will
    reveal the true character of BUHARI. The media must stay focused on this
    General Danjuma’s presumptive money-laundering in extent he was not
    allowed by military service law as a soldier to engage in private business;
    or for that matter transfer foreign currencies out in his own name as
    beneficial owner in Panama and at HSBC, under the secret codes
    of private secret banking.

  • Fadama

    This is all a matter of time before Saraki goes down. His continuous stay in that office is clearly foolhardiness and shouldn’t be mistaken for resoluteness.

  • Nigeria Must Be Good

    Waagbayi Egbon mi

  • Toyin

    Kay, thanks for your comment. Nigerians especially those at home have been short changed by their leaders. No doubt about that..If you read their comments and arguments you can see that most of them including the media houses be it online or not belong to either

    1. PDP alias Association of Failed Criminals or
    2. APC alias Association of Passed criminals.

  • David Adeniran

    Bukola Saraki learnt STEALING AND FRAUD from his father Olusola Saraki who stole from and defrauded his best friend Chief Nathaniel Kotoye and Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria.

  • Gouken

    Premium Times,

    After reading the first three paragraphs and seeing a typo in each of them I have to wonder if anyone actually proof reads these articles. When writing articles errors are natural, so get someone to proof read and make corrections. Children could be reading this nonsense. It’s embarrassingly bad.

    1. Mosecca Fonseca – Mossack Fonseca
    2. Nigeria’s third most powerful officials. – Nigeria’s third most powerful official.
    3. wive’s – wife’s

    • dudu

      True word Gouken. When we say premium, it should indeed be premium in total.

  • Toyin

    PT, Saraki is a criminal no doubt about that but do a thorough job before rushing to publish your facts. From your write up see your ERROR again:

    ”According to one of the documents in our possession, in April 2012,
    while still Kwara governor, Mr. Saraki, describing himself as landlord
    of 8 Whittaker Street, London and 70 Bourne Street, London, executed a
    deed granting his tenants licence to alter the premises of the
    properties.”

    In 2012 Saraki was a senator not a governor point of correction.

    • joe

      Well this time around your stuff sound more legible and comprehensible, well done 🙂

      • Toyin

        Joe you do not need to praise me my advise for you is to join hands and make Nigeria great. Election is over. The only way is to put the present administration on her toes. We voted for change and PMB is the change. He should not be carried away by 2019 mandate offered to him by those crooks around him. 2019 will take care of itself when the time comes.

        • dudu

          Absolutely, I agree with you.

        • joe

          Well I am not praising you. I am saying your current statement makes more sense than the previuos one. 🙂 I do agree with you though, that every government official needs to be kept on her toes.

          • Toyin

            Before you can understand what some us stand for, first you have to be a true Nigeria, not to be a tribal or a religious bigot. You may have sympathy for a political party but you should not allow that to be about the interest of Nigeria. Outside the shore of Nigeria, your only identity is your Nigeria passport. So Nigeria should come first in your reasoning.

          • joe

            ??

        • Nwa_Africa

          @TO@disqus_Bmuqn7Asf2:disqus Tomato

          You are not doing badly to sell your husband good intention to the blind Kwara people………………………

  • joe

    You are indeed an “Esquire” to be respected! I follow and love your write-ups. 🙂 “Vote Kay Soyemi For The Senate”!!!! 🙂

  • Rommel

    Hear this oh Nigerians,when your governors say they are going outside Nigeria looking for foreign investments,these revelations are now showing you what they go to do

    • Julius

      lolz. Yes ooo. They were doing their own personal investments with the people’s money. Na so oo

  • excel

    What? this man is a big time fraudster. He must flushed out as the SP, he has successfully rubbish the red chamber.

    • Whalerolex

      Am not in support of Saraki and believe he should not only be jailed but asked to return all the loot. My question to you is who takes over, another fraudster? Imagine Osoba getting covered up by APC just because he has been able to negotiate in way favourable to APC. Where are we heading to in Nigeria? Thiefnubu would have been in the same shoes as Saraki if not for GEJ’s selfish reasons.

  • soyo

    Dear Readers and Commentators, have you ever wondered if the likes of Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya, Tawanda Incommunicado, Oleku, Holy Wahala, Otile and the rest of them (including many other pseudonyms they post with) have any work apart from making noise on SR and PT? Look at the grossly pro-corruption and pro-stealing comments like this one always posted by Orafidiya. Also, Look at the number of pro-thieving comments posted by Tawanda, for instance, on Igbokwe’s opinion write-up alone. It’s only purely insane or jobless fellow or someone earning his pay by doing that kind of dirty job that can devote such magnitude of time and also always supporting corruption and any act that looks like it. I have it on good authority that PDP sustained their employment and enlistment beyond 2015. A guy confided in me that they are on pay-per-post. So, they can earn as much as N800K per month posting irrational comments and supporting anything that gives strong backing to corruption and sustenance of status quo as a strategy to bring back roguish PDP in 2019. So, for any reasonable and patriotic reader, the best you can do is to ignore their posts so that their salaries can be reduced by half. The more you reply to their palpably unreasonable comments, the more they earn on you. You can observe that no sane human being ever reasons the way they do all the time. Their posts are always anti-social, anti-progressive, anti-people, pro-corruption, pro-PDP, pro-looting, pro-paganda, satanic and retrogressive. Therefore, readers should save their energy and engage them less on social media because you are not dealing with a free-minded beings but jobbers. So, be careful and shine your eyes.

    • Rumournaire

      I knew long ago that PDP had people paid to constantly defend criminals online, no matter how irrational. Some of them resort to the most uncivil language when you challenge them. I have said it many times – the best we can do is ignore their posts. That way, we reduce them to irrelevance. I am actually more disappointed in rational people getting into diatribes with these irrational posters.

      • John

        That’s exactly my point too, I have clamoured for the miscreants to be completely ignored, to be made irrelevant, no matter their offensive or meaningless assertions, and by that, the objective of our contribution to the nations wellbeing would be achieved, without contamination or distraction of any kind. We know vividly the people behind the distraction, they are the people at the mercy of the law enforcement agencies (looters) so you must not lose focus or derail in your objective criticisms until we achieve our aims and objectives, which is seeing a better and corrupt-free society.

      • Otile

        Certainly, anyone who condemns the criminal looting of your tribesman Yakubu Danjuma is a PDP paid agent committing irrational posters. We hear you. What is patriotic in diverting the country’s wealth to foreign shores? It is disgusting to see people like you, soyo, Debekeme, and the lot defending the criminal and unpatriotic actions of Danjuma, Mark, Saraki, Ibori and others. You people are the real bigots and tribalists.

        • soyo

          U must really be day-dreaming and certainly must have read comments defending the thieves and rogues you mentioned all from yur mind. Abi na confusion grip you wey u no sabi wetin u dey write again? You that got well remunerated to defend the PDP rogues and mega-thieves like Saraki, Mark, Ibori and others, now u dey stylishly make u-turn to accuse those that exposed you. I pity you. Ashiri ti tu….

          • Rumournaire

            Thanks @soyo. I didn’t want to be as blunt as you. But indeed it is amazing how “Otile” – a well-known defender of the looters under GEJ, could now turn round and pretend he never defended those looters. We can still pull out those his posts where he suggested that criticism of the thieves was a tribal or sectional war. He was one of those that took every opportunity to play the tribal card. He would blame Hausa/Fulanis, blame his burnt pot of soup on Tinubu, etc. Then when people condemned the PDP looters, he would go on an irrelevant tangent to talk about Buhari’s WASC certificate and all that crap. We cannot be deceived so easily.

          • Otile

            You can thank your cohort soyo to your heart’s desire but people see both of you as APC minions and Buhari praise singing sycophants. Why not address this burning issue of Danjum et al money laundering Panama papers instead of blaming ordinary commentators. Which of the commentators you indicted in your comment is accused of siphoning Nigerian money to offshore banks in Panama? When this horrible story broke out you were defending robber Danjuma interjecting if-this if-that scenarios. Did you not try desperately try to defend Danjuma sowing doubts that there was no law anywhere about siphoning money offshore at the time Danjuma was serving as a government official?

            Deny this fact and go to hell alive.

          • Rumournaire

            I’ll be patient with you and tolerate you for once. Let me also quickly tell you that I will not go to hell – dead or alive. I have that absolute assurance.

            I’m being patient with you because I see you are trying to distort my position on T Y Danjuma. For the umpteenth time, my position is this:

            First, Nigerians must know that having assets abroad is in itself not a crime. What would be criminal is if such assets are proceeds of (a) outright stealing, or (b) making money (even legitimately) in Nigeria and, without paying taxes on such money, takes it abroad. I also said that anyone who has international businesses would necessarily have assets abroad, otherwise, he cannot function. That is why Dangote must have assets abroad as well. As for Danjuma, we are told that the man has been into international shipping for years. We also know that he owns South Atlantic Petroleum whose interest goes beyond Nigeria – they prospect for oil in Madagascar and other African countries. In effect, it is possible, though not ascertained, that Danjuma’s offshore assets are not a product of stolen or illicit funds. When I raised this point, a contributor rightly drew attention to the fact that Danjuma should not have had business interests as a serving military officer. I completely agreed, and still agree with this observation and said he could indeed be tried under the Military Orders prevailing at that time.

            As for Saraki, I have close relatives living in Kwara State who have been victims of his continuous looting of the state. I know that state extremely well, and I know his wheeling and dealings, and how the current governor – Abdulfattah Ahmed diverts huge chunks of Kwara State money to Saraki. If you ask me, I would be glad to see Saraki’s body made into minced meat and spread over the untarred roads in Kwara State. This has always been my position on him. Does that sound like I am defending him?

            You seem to want to crucify people without establishing the facts, just because you don’t like their political affiliations, tribe or region. But once an accused is from your tribe or section of the country, or your preferred political party, you bend over backwards to justify them. That is why I implore you to quit prejudice and bigotry and be objective.

            Now that I have assured you I will not go to hell – dead or alive – what’s your next curse on me? I see you have an arsenal of this sort of language and I do find them entertaining sometimes because it shows what you have in abundance! What do I offer you? God’s wisdom and blessings in abundance!

          • Otile

            I am here to assure you that I am neither a religious bigot nor a tribalist. I Iove people, but I do not live those who oppress me and my people. I do not defend looters & criminals irrespective of their political or religious affiliations. Have you not always heard me condemn my brother Rotimi Oyenusi? Do you not always hear me give Ogagun Obj his due praise? When Imam Buhari cleans his acts and begin to do good do you think I will not support him?

            I am a Christian man, I love Nigeria but when oppressors push me and my people to the wall I remember Biafra. Sometimes I feel line one of those Israelites who sat by the Rivers of Babylon remembering Jerusalem. Sometimes I start praying like them saying: O Lord how can we sing Thy praises in alien soil? If Nigeria can be fair to all the country will be greater than most advanced nations. But if the country will continue to reward some parts and leave others without in vain will be the effort of the leaders. God is great.

            I see you are a good man. Despite our heated argument you still calmed down to wish me God’s wisdom and blessing. I wish you the same, my brother. You are not going to hell. May God protect you and your family till the end.

          • Rumournaire

            Many thanks! It is well with you and yours!

        • Rumournaire

          Interesting that you responded to my post. You’ve just exhibited the strange traits we’re talking about. You make very bogus assumptions. Do you know my tribe for you to suggest that Danjuma is my tribesman? Which of my posts anywhere online (not only in this thread) shows support for any of the people you mentioned – Danjuma, Mark, Saraki, Ibori, etc.? I have condemned Saraki in the strongest terms and have said if Danjuma is found to have taken money out of Nigeria without paying due taxes, then he should be tried. Do these amount to defending thieves?

          We know people in this forum who vehemently, on tribal grounds, defended well-known thieving GEJ’s ministers. When a thief from their tribe is exposed, they are quick to point to people in other tribes whom they suspect to be thieves as well – as if it is a defense. I have no time for such minds. Evil is evil, even if it is committed by my blood brother. It is evil to always see issues through tribal or sectional lenses.

          I join other objective minds in this forum to advice that you step back and take on discourses objectively. Focus on issues and not on personalities. I have no interest whatsoever in tribe and that is why I don’t ever respond to any post by anyone whose pseudo-name seeks to project a tribe.

    • Prophet

      …be careful! You can beat a man up; remove his wife; take away his children….and he may remain unperturbed!

      Try throw “sand-samd” in that man’s Garri and he will make you hear the songs of angels while vomiting all you have ever quaffed in your lifetime!

      Fear not though, for we are with you………..whatever is quaffed will be returned to their rightful place!

    • Debekeme

      Are you just knowing this?
      I met a guy at Abuja airport who came in from UK and he confessed to me the service he offers is to politicians and political groups to actively engage their ‘enemies’ online. He specifically mentioned some PDP top shots. What he described is what these e-rats you have mentioned do.

      When i come online to comment i do so out of nationalist fervor and genuine concern for my country. Those guys come here to divide and cause friction. They know unity among Nigerians is the fastest way to pull down their paymasters.

      No matter the topic under discussion they will bring in religion, tribalism and hate speeches. Just to cause confusion and dis-unity.

      Let me tell you; the future of these e-rats will amount to nothing because their business isnt scale-able. What this means is that there is an end road for their work and when the money stops coming in they will have to start the hard work of setting up a scale-able business based in marketable values.They are the worse in our society.

      If curses work then i direct all the curses of the suffering Nigerians on the heads and families of young men who sit at computer causing confusion among their fellow citizens because of money given to them by thieves destroying their father land.

      And to the paymasters who pay these young boys to write rubbish. May the long hands of EFCC catch up with you. Neither you or your children will enjoy the wealth you have gathered,

      May the cries and blood of suffering Nigerians haunt you all until your last breath on this earth. Amen..

      • soyo

        Correct!

        • Otile

          Correct that what happened? When did Nigeria start producing jesters?

          • soyo

            Hahahahahha…..
            LMAO! I go die o! I don draw the ire of Otile, abi na Oleku be him name again – well na still same of the same nigga, by exposing his secret panama-like contract with PDP on e-ratship. You are going after my every comment now……..lol! Well, I no dey get d kain time wey u get for yur pay-per-post jumbo pay contract, so I no go fit square-up with you. Hence, I surrender……no kill me!

      • Otile

        Cock’N Bull story. You are deceiving yourself not the public. Tell this lies to Beelebub your god.

        Yea, once we hear UK, London, Queen Elizabeth II, we jump up and buy your story.

    • Stella

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      • soyo

        How is calling App related to the matter at hand, if I may ask you, Stella?

        • Otile

          Address the #PanamaPapers issues instead of vilifying ordinary commentators, that’s the point Stella is making. Hope this helps?

    • Otile

      Nigeria is a real banana republic where anybody who condemns Buhari’s incompetence, tribalism, nepotism, and religious bigotry is labeled as jobless, anti-social, paid agent of PDP, illiterate and worse. Nigeria has gone back to the dark ages without electricity, drinking water, petrol, and cash, yet you expect everybody to sing the praises of Buhari, for what? Everybody is sick and tired of your blame game, where everything going wrong with Nigeria starting from the genocidal war to date is blamed on Jonathan. You cannot deceive people for ever. You are still blaming Jonathan for the money laundering and theft carried out by Yakubu Danjuma, David Mark, Saraki and others.

      See how dishonest you are. This topic is about criminal activities of Saraki family, but somehow you have made ordinary commentators culprits of this crime. What a perverted mind. Look at all the bogus heap of accusations you leveled against commentators. Do you have any evidence of what you are alleging? In a free world and Nigeria included people have the right to point out what is wrong with the people ruling them. We all cannot be intimidated to become praise singers, and mindless sycophants. Address the topic at hand and leave commentators alone.

    • TrueNja

      That’s exactly who you are, defending a worldwide known treasury looters like thiefTinubu and his stooge Raji Fashola.

  • Oladapo Sunday

    Tinubu should be held responsible for this.

    • Gouken

      Responsible for what exactly? The Mossack Fonseca leak? Saraki’s alledged crimes? Toyin fronting for her husband? False declaration of assets?

      Please elaborate.

      • Nwa_Africa

        Are you trying to say that Tinubu is a saint? Premium Times is still withholding his own for everyone to see as no politician in Nigeria is corrupt free………………………..

        • Julius

          Why waiting for PT to release the info on Tinubu ? You can release it yourself. Cant you ?

          • Nwa_Africa

            @JU@Julius11:disqus,

            Does it mean that your god Tinubu is corrupt free?

          • joe

            Does it mean that you are not an e-rat and a tout?

          • Julius

            lolz. He is both and more !

          • Nwa_Africa

            The tout we have here is you and other blind ones supporting Tinubu…………………………

          • TrueNja

            Yes they are.

          • Julius

            You do not ask a question to answer a question. Somebody ought to have taught you that or you didnt go to school ? You didnt answer my question though. I understand, thats how you folks operates. You dont know what that heck you are talking about.

          • Nwa_Africa

            You are just a local champion……………………..

          • TrueNja

            Yes he is.

          • Julius

            You dey craze. You and TrueNja must have something going on . lolz.

      • Oladapo Sunday

        The Pro saraki will tell us Tinubu is responsible for all saraki is going through because he became senate president against tinubu’s candidate.

    • Julius

      hahahahahaha, why ? Jesus Christ !, you people are going ape over Tinubu. It didnt rained here yesterday, should Tinubu be blamed for that too ?

      • joe

        Yes!!! And also last night @oladaposunday could not get his crap up to please his wife. It was Tinunbu’s fault also 🙂

        • Julius

          Its simply jealousy mixed with hatred. They cant and will never produce a man of his sagacity and political intellects in their hell-holes they call homes. Thats why they are so obsessed with him. Its unmanly to be honest with you. I can see women doing that but, men ? lolz.

      • Oladapo Sunday

        yes. Tinubu everywhere…

      • TrueNja

        Your rogue paymaster front at OANDO, Plc was also named in Panama papers. I’m awaiting your reaction the day PT publish it. Oloshi omo jaguda, omo ale Yoruba.

        • Julius

          Shut da hell up. Who be your mate wey you dey talk to self ?. When his name comes out and I read about it, see what he did an how he did it, I’ll blast him but, remember OANDO is a legitimate, registered corporation. OLoshi, keep that in mind. You losers cant see other people doing better than you are. Tinubu is over and better than anybody in your hell hole right now. Period. If you no like make una go hang jeje .

        • Julius

          If PT hasnt published it, how did you know ?. Oh wait, na Ibo man dug all the informations out in Panama. I forgot, my bad !

          • aisha ani

            Tinubu warned them about Saraki.

          • Julius

            Yes, he did. Here we are !!

        • Julius

          Tinubu and the Yorubas will be forever hunt you losers for the rest of your lives !!. You will be seeing our ghost in your sleep. You cant match us in anything. Period !!

    • owhonda

      Why should Tinubu be responsible for Saraki’s criminal acts?

      • Oladapo Sunday

        The Pro saraki and PDP blame all on Tinubu even when saraki on his own bought the properties.

        • TrueNja

          Your rogue paymaster’s front at OANDO, Plc was also named in Panama papers. I’m awaiting your reaction the day PT publish it. Oloshi omo jaguda, omo ale Yoruba.

          • Oladapo Sunday

            OANDO has another Tinubu. Seek knowledge by correct application of wisdom.

            Even if It is Jagaban, It must be from 1999 – 2007 otherwise, not illegal. Take some drugs bro.

          • aisha ani

            Please leave Tinubu alone.

  • Spoken word

    saraki is finished.

  • Nib

    All these are mere distractions, no fuel, no light, no food, no water no…no…no……endless list. These bastards are on and about as if there is any news greater than this!

    The so called panama papers was released by a German newspaper, is all there for people to peruse for themselves, if only they will get light to charge their phones and power their computers…smh!

    Recall your “Gulliver traveler” now!

  • joe

    From the tone of some the e-rats in here, one can infer that the next line of attack from our brainless but pilfering politicians, stealing senators, judasic judges, and our Satanic SANs, is an attempt to impeach BUhari!!!. But then, they are assuming they will do that successfully without triggering a mass action of 60miilion NIgerians on the street calling for their heads and taking their destinies into their hands. The long-awaited revolution!!! We shall see.

    • Rossnero

      @Ola_joe:disqus

      I want to let the whole world know this thing. There is no water in
      Lagos. There is no electricity and there’s no petrol. Lagos is the
      commercial capital of Nigeria; and Nigeria is the giant of Africa that’s
      now thrust into the 16th century by incompetent President Buhari. No
      human life is possible today in Lagos state.

      People in Lagos
      cannot have their bath. This bad situation has been going on since
      January this year on and off. The Nigerian newspapers have been hiding
      this. We want the world to hear our voice. President Buhari resumed on
      29th of May last year. Since then Buhari has made Nigeria worse than
      Kabul or Fallujah where shooting wars are going on with Al Qaeda and the
      Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.

      But it looks worse in Lagos,
      Nigeria, where the Lagosians have started smelling very bad. They cannot
      wash their mouth or wash their clothes or have their bath. As things
      worsen in Nigeria under the incompetent President Muhamadu Buhari, a
      health epidemic is likely to break out in Nigeria.

      • joe

        And I said – Then go back to your village, would you? I guess you would rather die in that “16th century Lagos” than go back to where you crawled from

    • aisha ani

      They do have a point, Buhari needs to man up and show these useless Senators who’s the boss. If we wanted a siddon look President we would have kept Jonathan.

  • Hassan Lawal

    …this guy is gone! ,,kudos to you guys at premium times,good job!

  • dpfrank

    I wonder what Saraki is still doing on the seat

  • Whalerolex

    Saraki I advise you too negotiate your way out. God will give you the grace as he gave Thiefnubu, Stella Odua, Orubebe, IBB etc

  • Hauwa Bello

    I have changed my name. For six months Premium Times was blocking me. I have changed my name to Hausa.
    Premium Times likes Hausa people. But i will not change my message. Premium Times must stop supporting
    MUHAMADU BUHARI. That is my own. No water in Nigeria. No petrol in the country. No electricity in Nigeria.
    Premium Times will say nothing about those things. You will never see it in headline. Premium Times will
    instead go and withdraw big money from bank to buy ticket to go to Panama to report another country.
    We will not accept this. Premium Times belongs to the people. We will not accept it to become
    a supporter of MUHAMADU BUHARI who has spoilt everything in Nigeria as at today.

    • Obiter dicta

      “Nigeria’s power generation collapsed completely on Thursday, March 31st, at exactly 12.58pm to ZERO megawatt”

      ……Punch newspaper

      THOSE WHO ROSE UP AND WARNED SINCE YEARS AGO THAT RAJI FASHOLA IS NOT JUST A ROGUE
      INDICTED BY THE INDEPENDENT CORRUPT PRACTICES COMMISSION (ICPC) FOR FINANCIAL CRIMES,
      BUT A DUNCE WHO CAN’T MAKE TEA WITHOUT POURING IT ON HIMSELF, HAVE BEEN PROVED RIGHT.

    • Christopher Aghalibe

      I pity you, such an ignoramus. Sorry.

    • Nwa_Africa

      Take your drugs now…………………….

    • Mosaku147

      I smell f00ls 1000 meters away, and you sure are a very big one. Mumuson.

  • owhonda

    Oh goosh this isn’t just right. Saraki pls humbly leave the Senate

  • Papa Oghwiiodo [Warri]

    MY CHILDREN,

    I am reading this Saraki matter in Panama. It is as if Nigeria has no law, no police, no government again.
    The lawmaker of Nigeria is the one doing thief-thief all over the place like this? That is not a country again.
    It is now like jungle. Anything goes. The president himself, Buhari, is just looking. He is not doing anything.
    How can Nigeria become good if president does not know anything? What kind of useless country is that?
    See, today n Lagos university, students there did big protests because there is no water for them to drink.
    No electricity in their university to read anything book. No petrol for the bus to carry them to their teachers.
    Is this a country again? Rubbish. All the students will be smelling anyhow. No water for them to was mouth.

    • Otile

      Sir, it is the banana republic APC minions would love, adore, and respect. Anybody who has contrary opinion must be labelled jobless, paid by PDP, anti social or worse. This is what Nigeria stands for now. If you condemn the criminal and unpatriotic looting of Danjuma, you must be a paid agent, how dare you?

  • Debekeme

    Please leave Saraki alone! Why should he resign? Is Nigeria not his fathers property?

    Saraki will continue to preside over his fellow criminals in the NASS.

    Has ONE SINGLE NASS member come out to strongly demand Saraki’s resignation?

    Do you know why? Its because they know that Nigeria is Saraki’s fathers property.

    All of you asking for Saraki to resign should just shut up. If you don’t know how to shut up please ask any NASS member. NASS members know very well how to shut up.

    They even know how to accompany thieves to court daily and carry the handbag of the wives of thieves when they are invited by EFCC.

    Saraki is in his fathers property and we the citizens are just poor irrelevant tenants.So lets all shut up.

    Up Bukky!

    • Moshood Abdussalam

      lol….nice sarcasm!

    • Elizabeth

      Rotfl…

  • Alhajivinco

    You always hear that Mr Saraki was “rich” before he became governor. Bunkum. How rich was he? I guess the first tranch of his riches came from stealing Societe General Bank dry and bankrupting it. Thereafter he set out on Plan B, i.e., to become governor in order to loot Kwara dry. Do the linkage and it is clear that his property acquisition spree commenced so shortly after he was sworn in as governor. That’s how shameless our Senate President is. Talking of his riches; none was acquired through genuine business operations nor innovation nor inheritance (because his father was not as rich as we hear either). Rich people who acuire legitimate assets do not steal (though they may hide assets in Panama. Lol!). Now the world knows. Will he resign? Well, ask the marines: this is Nigeria after all.

  • Otile

    Alhaji Bukola Saraki and Dauda Mark has nothing to fear from this devastating revelation. The
    odd of Imam looking into the wrongdoings of those named in this
    revelation is none. As far as Imam is concerned the panama leaks are
    moribund. He already swore that Abacha stole no
    money. How can he now admit that those billions stashed away by his
    boss are real? Seeing how tribalistic Imam is does anybody expect
    him to probe his tribesman Aliko Dangote? Yakubu Danjuma on the other
    hand is a member of his inner circle, retired general, ex-minister, and one of those
    who brought Imam to power. If Imam can kill his conscience and
    appoint Rotimi Oyenusi ati Alhaji Fashola, how do you expect him to do
    the right thing and recover this huge money for Nigeria? By failing
    to do justice Buhari and many other selfish corrupt officials are
    unpatriotic. They are only there to milk the country at the detriment
    of the masses.

    • Paul Young

      probe dangote for what? it is not a crime to have an offshore company in a tax haven. Its only against the law when you are a public office holder of which dangote isnt. i stand to be corrected

      • Otile

        Is Alhaji Dagote acting alone or has there been palm greasing going on whereby present and past governments gave him monopoly, undue advantage over other Nigerians in oil, cement, rice, and sundry businesses he is doing in Nigeria? Is he or is he not practicing predatory monopoly cut throat business practice with the connivance of corrupt government whereby other business competitors are shut off? How do you justify this kind of choking monopoly practice? What is your idea of fair business practice?

        • Paul Young

          The last time i checked 90% of those government ‘favors’ were given to Dangote by the GEJ administration

          • Otile

            Did I count Jonathan out of this unfair practice? Jonathan is as guilty as other past rulers in their deal with Dagote against other Nigerian business men. By the way, why do you single out Jonathan? Where did you get your 90% figure?

          • Sir Louis

            That Jonathan gave Dangote the unfair advantages that blossomed his businesses at the expense of the nation, does not mean that it ceases to be a crime. A courageous government can still bring Dangote and others who got undue benefits to book

        • NoBeLie

          See Jamb questions… Lol.

        • Sir Louis

          Otile, you are right!

  • SAM .A

    Dr Bukola Saraki bought the property from Mrs Toyin Saraki , for 3,000,000 pound sterling . That is putting mesujamba to practice . It is this rogue and law breaker that is sitting on top of Senate making Law for law abiding citizens . Somebody should show him the video of his partner in crime , who quite office after demonstration in Iceland.

  • Stella

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  • hummm

    This rouge should just resign asao if he has any dignity .But , he doesnt so he will end up being didgraced out of office.

  • Damilola

    It is good all is sounding round the embattled Senate president. It seems he just dug his pit. Now of the 11.4m papers or so, is Saraki, David mark and Ibori the only ones involved, we need others pls, if not for anyti just for d all round shame. I’m still expecting Tinubu, Atiku, and the rest rogues, I’m sure they can’t miss out of this “tea party”. The investigative house should plz help with that. Una don finish dis one already, unto next plz

    • Mosaku147

      I bet you Tinubu is smarter than 20 Bukola’s put together. Simply put, you go wait tire. Eni to fe wo eseju akan,a pe leti odo.

      • aisha ani

        Gba be!

  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    Can people close to this man just beg him to please resign from the leadership of the senate? He can save Nigeria all the attending heartache by just doing this. We have enough problems as it is. Or does the man have no shame at all?

    • aisha ani

      It is very sad that the Presidency has not made a statement about this, Buhari should do everyone a favor and ask Saraki to resign immediately. The president should also call for a referendum to scrape the Nigerian senate for not speaking up, we cannot have change with these kind of legislators.

  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    I also want to say Kudos to Premium Times on their handling of this Panama leak so far.

  • Usman

    That’s excellent Premiumtimes

  • Tommy

    Can someone just as*as*ina*e Saraki and put an end to all this, while his whole asset recovered back to FGN?

  • Action Group

    Good works by premium tines,keep it up please. To the Sarakis, the man should just resign honorably.

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