Aisha Buhari Visits Rev. Fr Mbaka In Enugu; See Why (Photos)

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After holding another edition of her women health initiative project tagged “Aishatu Buhari women health initiative” at the queens school Enugu and screening over 2000 women for free,Mrs Aisha Buhari paid a courtesy visit to Enugu Catholic priest and the founder of Adoration Ministry, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka.

Prior to the visit,Mrs. Buhari was received by the wife of the governor of Enugu state Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi and other dignitaries, while addressing a mammoth crowd of women at queens school Enugu.

Speaking while addressing mammoth crowd at the initiative,Mrs Aisha Buhari said all hands must be on deck in the fight against seven ailmentsthat severely affect women which include cervical and breast cancer,diabetes,hypertension and more.

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#FreeNnamdiKanu: Struggle for self-determination of Biafra and the demonstrations to free Nnamdi Kanu

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Anyone that sees the struggle for self-determination of Biafra and the demonstrations to free Nnamdi Kanu, and still think that this struggle is a joke; that person needs to wake up and smell some coffee.

Something is stirring up in the air. The quest for freedom and self-determination is a universally accepted right. We are currently at a fork in the road, the path we chose would determine our future.

In this modern era, liberation struggle is different from that of our fathers and fore-fathers. Those that think that nothing has changed since 1970 obviously did not see the ground shift right under their feet. Things have changed!

The new generation of “Biafrans” do not have the inhibition or the technological handicap of their forebears. They witness the oppression first hand. Many youths are unemployed and under-employed. There is a palpable anger and frustration in the land and the subjugation, oppression and injustice is felt by all and sundry. The new generation do not even need to know the history of what happened, they live it everyday. The modern day struggle is not really about sophisticated weapons, it is about how potent the ideal is, how determined the subjects are towards achieving it and the means of achieving it.

The triangle is there:
1. The Will
2. The Means
3. The Opportunity

Those indices are there for everyone to see. These young men are not deterred, they are highly determined. They have the modern technology to bring to the fore, what is going on. In the age of facebook, twitter, whatsapp, text messaging etc, the world is a global village. Gone are the days when the government tell lies in their NTA and the world buys it. Instant messaging has taken over! Organizing for civil action is much easier. There is a legitimate grievance before the United Nations. The world is watching!

The Nigerian government would neither know any peace nor progress unless this Biafran question is deal with, once and for all. Sweeping it under the carpet, dismissing the agitators as disgruntled people or noise-makers/rouble rousers or playing the ostrich would not work any more. They must swallow their pride and chart a course for the future. The old guard that took Nigeria to senseless war because of oil and oil blocks, must know that time is running out on their lies and their deceits. Every lie has an expiring date.

The new generation of the oppressed people are not having this tissue of lies.

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Rivers State PDP in pitiable street carnival over appeal filed by Wike

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The attention of the Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has been drawn to a ludicrous claim in a press release by the Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah and signed by his media aide, Jerry Needam to the effect that the APC is worried that outgoing governor Nyesom Wike has filed his appeal of the judgment that nullified his sham election recently.

Reading through the laughable press release, there was no single mention or allusion to any event or development within the APC fold or by its members to confirm such nonsensical statement. Perhaps the only fact that can be established in the entire 4-parahraph worthless press release is that either the authors need urgent psychiatric help or need some rehabilitation from long use of psychotropic substances.

One more thing that can be gleaned from the press release is that the PDP that produced Nyesom Wike is either unaware or has become blinded by its own tomfoolery to remember that the embattled governor had boasted time without number that if re-run elections were conducted 100 times, he would win 100 times. Surprisingly to the APC, when the situation presented itself on a platter of gold for Nyesom Wike to put his boasts to effect, he capitulated. If anything should worry the APC, it is our bewilderment at what manner of a man is Nyesom Wike who says one thing and does exactly the opposite.

The APC is shocked at the level of celebration by PDP individuals and groups since Nyesom Wike reportedly appealed the tribunal ruling yesterday. We ask: is it that the PDP now hunger and thirst so much for celebration having lost serially at the tribunal and Supreme Court recently that it has to set off on a street carnival just because Nyesom Wike filed an appeal? Has it really become that bad for the PDP in Rivers State? May be, it is necessary at this juncture to remind the PDP that APC national assembly candidates who lost at the tribunals have all appealed their matters without any fanfare whatsoever.

The APC would like to advise Messrs. Felix Obuah and Jerry Nedaam to meaningfully get busy with the arduous but messy business of ridding Port Harcourt and its environs of refuse rather than allowing themselves to be traumatised and distressed by the existence of the APC.

Chris Finebone

State Publicity Secretary

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APC hails Opunabo Inko-Tariah’s courage in dumping Wike’s sinking ship

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The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, welcomes the uncommon courage displayed by Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah in resigning as the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the embattled governor of Rivers State this morning.

As a party, the APC knew that it was only a matter of time before all well-meaning proud sons and daughters of Rivers State who find themselves in Wike’s sinking ship jumped to safety. This is not only because his governorship will soon become history, but because the malevolently unique style of Wike whose hallmark behaviour hinges on divide-and-rule exasperates decent minds.

We are not surprised that the former SA, Media & Publicity is telling sordid stories of neglect and disrespect for his views and advice by the outgoing governor. These are all well-known character pattern of Nyesom Wike.

The APC would like to urge all other well-meaning sons and daughters of our dear state who have found themselves, one way or the other, in Wike’s makeshift government to resign and leave immediately.

At the risk of repeating ourselves, the APC would like to state that Nyesom Wike never planned to govern Rivers State; he simply came to do what he is doing now – loot Rivers State commonwealth for himself. He has seized allocations of the Local Government Councils resulting in non-payment of council workers across the state. He has refused to constitute a cabinet, creating room for him to the Commissioner for Works, Project Inspector, Due Process Office and everything rolled into one just to put away the peoples’ money under his pillow and disburse as he likes.

The APC is in no doubt that many more of our people will soon see the light and take the part of honour just like Opunabo Inko-Tariah has done.

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Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi Founder of Codewit Global Network

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Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi is an education counsellor, author, poet and activist, from Anambra, Nigeria. He is the founder and CEO of the Codewit Global Network, an international organization which help communities and youth in Africa with educational development. He is the publisher and editor in chief of Codewit World News.

Anthony-Claret was born in Otolo Nnewi in the part of Eastern Region that is known today as Anambra State and was educated at Holy Ghost Juniorate, Ihiala. He later attended INTI College Sarawak in Association with the University of Wollongong, Australia (UOW) and graduated with High Distinction from the Internet, Science and Software Engineering. Anthony-Claret later worked at INTI International University College, Sarawak, Malaysia as an Education Counselor, and through his involvement in tutoring programmes and seminars in schools and university he was actively supporting future prominence of youths involved in the society and youth empowerment program in Africa and beyond

Anthony-Claret has been extensively involved in student politics at both school and university. He has held leadership positions in number organizations. He was elected the president of African Students’ Association; hitherto, he displayed admirable leadership skills and won Best service award 2004. As president, he organized the First African convention 2005, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia to discuss issues facing Africans today. Anthony-Claret has organized a host of cultural and charity events and has fought for the rights of Africans citizens in Diaspora. His zeal for helping the underprivileged is commendable. He has dedicated himself to increasing the profile of young African men and women in the university.

Anthony-Claret relocated to Finland in 2007, where he founded Codewit Global Network, an organization that is in the process of renewing the African image and restore black pride in the world and promotes democracy and human rights in Africa. His works have led him increasingly to the conviction that the solution to the African problem must be solved by Africans themselves. This idea has led to a development of philosophical thought attributed to him called “Codewism”, where he clarified that the solution to African problems lies in eight key principles. He is a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe, the proponent of zikism, philosophy

Claret continued his postgraduate and doctoral education at the University of Helsinki, Finland ” He was nominated in Marquis Who’s Who, as a candidate for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Who’s who in the world, scheduled to be published in November 2010 in recognition of his achievement.

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The several implications of OCJ Okocha’s advice to Wike

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At a stakeholders meeting a few days ago, Mr. OCJ Okocha SAN, was reported to have advised the embattled Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike, to appeal the judgment of the Justice Ambrosa-led Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal that nullified his purported election as governor. Mr. Okocha also advised Wike to ensure he hires the best lawyers in the land to diligently handle the matter at the appeal court.

The APC finds the advice of OCJ Okocha surprising and curious. Not surprising because he advised the governor, after all, he has never relented in standing by Wike right from when he joined the fray to condemn attempts by any other section of Rivers State to agitate to govern the state. OCJ Okocha’s view is that it doesn’t matter if a particular family ruled Rivers State for a century or more.

However, what the APC finds surprising and curious is that as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria [SAN] and one time President of the Nigerian Bar Association [NBA] who has surreptitiously joined politics, OCJ Okocha finds himself not worthy and erudite enough to come to the rescue of his beloved friend in time of need like now.

Many questions come to mind. Is it that OCJ Okocha does not really believe in his own ability, capability and capacity to successfully prosecute his friend’s case? Is this indicative of OCJ Okocha’s non participation in any electoral matter at the various tribunals at a time when Senior Advocates are reaping bountifully and smiling to the bank from election petition matters by politicians? Is it that OCJ [as many call him] prefers strutting Wike’s lowly political world for easy pecuniary rewards instead of the elevated, esteemed and hallowed arena where distinguished Silks call the shots?

Again, the APC is a bit puzzled that OCJ, in one fell swoop, talked down his younger colleague who has also served as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association [NBA]. He is Mr. Okey Wali SAN, who worked so hard with other Silks for Nyesom Wike at the tribunal. Why does OCJ think he is not competent to handle Wike’s matter? Is it that OCJ knows and does not simply want to admit to Wike how bad the latter’s case is? Or is it that OCJ just does not know the true state of the matter in question?

Is it really true that OCJ does not also think highly of the likes of Mr. Emmanuel Ukala SAN, Prof. Epiphany Azinge SAN and a coterie of other eminent Silks Wike paraded at the tribunal?

Again, it appears that Wike took a cue from OCJ in the attacks that he and his people mounted against the Nigerian judiciary since the tribunal judgment. OCJ was widely reported in the media with headlines such as: “OCJ Okocha takes a swipe at judiciary, insists Wike will win re-run.”

The APC does not begrudge OCJ his right to choose who to politically associate with. We are only concerned that rather than act and talk in a way that befits him, OCJ has shown that he is not ready to serve as a worthy example to younger people both in what he does and says in public about others.

Chris Finebone
State Publicity Secretary

Tues, November 3, 2015.

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Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje attend FGGC Owerri Global Reunion media briefing with 20+ media houses

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Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje, Perpetua Ohammah, Mary-Helen Nnadi attend FGGC Owerri Global Reunion media briefing with 20+ media houses

It was an atmosphere of excitement and joy as the media and publicity committee of the 2015 Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Owerri Global Reunion scheduled to hold in Abuja from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th November, had a media briefing with 20+ media houses drawn from television, radio, print and online media. As early as 10am of Monday, 2nd November, 2015, the Fountain hall of Nanet Suites was filled to capacity and the soft music blaring in the background ensured a value adding pre-event networking session. In attendance was Lady Perpetua Ohammah, the President, FGGC Owerri Alumnae Association, Abuja Branch. In her key note address she unveiled the theme of the 2015 Global Reunion as “Renewing ties, inspiring generations.” She further informed that the grand event will gather more than 250 alumnae, guests, staff, and friends. The highlight of the global reunion will include a visit to the Durumi IDP camp and the Global Reunion dinner that will be the platform to introduce “Girls Unite” Mentoring Programme for young school girls.

In addition, there will also be an award ceremony for outstanding alumna and school staff as well as the launching of “The Cord” reunion magazine. Proceeds from the magazine launch and sales will be used to upgrade the ICT facilities at FGGC Owerri.

Also in attendance at the media briefing was Honorable Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje (Member Representing, Bende Federal Constituency, Abia State, Nigeria) of the Class of 1984 and a formidable Green house tenant. She observed that the essence of Unity Schools was to help rebuild a nation that was torn apart by war. She further opined that the establishment has enhanced the existing bond seen amongst unity school graduates in the market place.

Also in attendance was the National President of the association, Mary-Helen Nnadi. She further reiterated on the need to heal wounds brought by the focus on religion and ethnicity while advocating for a trained teacher force that will champion learning and development in unity schools.

Federal Government Girls’ College Owerri, one of the foremost Unity Schools in Nigeria will be celebrating her 42nd Founders Day on November 14th and the Global Reunion celebration is being hosted by the Abuja Alumnae on November 5th to 8th, 2015. The Alumnae of this great school will gather in Abuja to renew friendships, reminisce and give back to their community.

Signed

Felicia Edoigiawerie

Chairperson, Media and Publicity Committee

Federal Government Girls’ College Owerri 2015 Global Reunion

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Wike’s allegation of Peterside kick-starting campaign, a vituperation of a drowning man

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Dr. Dakuku Peterside, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State in the April election has described the allegation by Chief Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State of launching his campaign ahead of the re-run election as wicked, malicious and the vituperation of a drowning man.

Peterside who spoke in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital said Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State need sympathy because finally, they have come to their wits’ end. According to the APC chieftain, PDP’s desperation and proclivity for lies and outright misinformation is borne out of nervousness and fear of the impending governorship election re-run.

“I am aware that Wike and his associates who perpetrated the worst impunity and electoral fraud during the last general election are in panic. One would have expected a sober and repentant PDP after that landmark judgement but honestly, those guys are incapable of introspection.

“Rather than tow the path of honour, they have chosen, not only to pour invectives on the judges but also misinform the general public on issues around the judgement, particularly with regard to the card reader.

“For the avoidance of any doubt, I wish to state categorically that the fraudulent Rivers State election of March 11 was not cancelled only on non compliance and usage of the card reader. The judges cited other irregularities and breaches. For instance, the APC provided evidence that Dr. Chituru Orluwene who was INEC’s collation officer for Degema LGA is a known PDP member and was also a member of the PDP Campaign Organisation (the medical team). APC also established that known members of the PDP worked as INEC’s ad hoc staff for the election.

“Our party proved beyond doubt that in all the LGA’s, total accreditation for the Governorship Elections was at variance with that of the House of Assembly. We provided evidence with Omuma LGA where they alleged that election did not hold for Governorship but held for the House of Assembly. The same cheap and criminal manipulation took place in Wards 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 in Obio/Akpo LGA.

“The documents filed by PDP and Wike which showed photographs of the former governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi casting his vote at Ubima Ward 8, Unit 14 also failed integrity test because INEC could not provide results from the former governor’s unit. We also proved to the tribunal that results were clearly written while some were snatched. We pointed to the disparity on number of accreditation on the result sheets which is different from the tick of accreditation on voter register and the card reader report. APC also established the inconsistency between accreditation figures for Governorship and the House of Assembly elections even in same units.

“Again, APC proved that the RAC Centre at Asari-Toru LGA with electoral materials for 10 out of 13 wards was burnt, this is in addition to providing incontrovertible evidence that there was large scale violence across the state.

“I have gone through this whole length just to debunk the many lies of PDP. The question is: how could there be an election in an atmosphere of chaos and lawlessness?

“The propaganda and insistence that Wike was duly elected even in the face of undisputed evidence of violence and malpractices is now meaningless and sounding like a broken record.

“Unfortunately, the repeated attempt at portraying Wike as an excellent manager of men and resources is not only nauseating but laughable. This absurdity of false tales and propaganda was recently taken to another level when he was described by his agents as “the best governor in Nigeria today”.

“Instead of facing the real issue of monumental electoral fraud and violence, the governor and his spin doctors are busy misinforming people, obtaining loans running into hundreds of billions and mortgaging the future of our state, including the unborn generation.

“And what of the fictional and frivolous projects that are being peddled every where? These are all desperate attempts to hoodwink the general public and distract people from the unfortunate issues that brought Rivers State to this crossroads.

“Let me state here as a God-fearing person that there is no way I could have launched my campaign, knowing full well the dictates of the law and the consequences of such an action. Wike and PDP are the ones who are planning to kick off their state campaign next week and this is a well known fact.

“Unlike Wike, I detest impunity and lawlessness, and I am not somebody who takes delight in violating the laws of the land or constituted authority. I have a name and my background speaks for me! Those who know me can attest to my integrity, good breeding and respect for laws. These are qualities my opponent cannot flaunt publicly in good conscience.”

Sack Inko-Tariah to prove that you are protective of the judiciary – APC Tells Wike

The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to prove that he is honestly and genuinely against the verbal assault on the Nigerian judiciary by his Spokesman, Mr. Opunabo Christian Inko-Tariah who described the judiciary as conducting judicial terrorism and gang-up over their rulings that separately went against Nyesom Wike at the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal and the Supreme Court.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Chris Finebone in a statement said, “The APC finds it curious and unacceptable for the Rivers State Governor to only go on air and pretend to denounce the behaviour of his appointee who had, on his behalf, declared war on the Nigerian judiciary and used all kinds of unprintable words against the nation’s judicial officers. Logic and standard administrative practice behove on Nyesom Wike to summarily dismiss Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah for portraying the government as in a state of utter confusion where officials say different things much to the confusion of the citizenry who are at a loss as to who to believe when officials speak.”

Continuing, the party said, “in effect, what the situation clearly signifies is that what we have in Rivers State is not a government but a gang of bandits where every buccaneer is lord unto himself or herself. It further underscores and confirms the widely held view by Rivers people that what Nyesom Wike is running is a one-man show in the name of government.”

To the APC, it did appear that Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah spoke the mind of his Principal, Governor Nyesom Wike because, ab initio, the latter had verbally villified the judiciary to the hearing of many including Mr. Inko-Tariah but was advised by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria from the Ogoni axis to desist from such as it could hurt the shaky journey of the caretaker governor as he approaches the Appeal and possibly the Supreme Courts.

It maintained that the accompanying public volte face by Nyesom Wike which culminated in the disowning of Mr. Inko-Tariah’s attacks on the judiciary was sheer pretence by Wike having found himself between the rock and a hard place in his war against the Nigerian judiciary.

For the APC, Nyesom Wike is merely making Mr. Inko-Tariah a fall guy for his own indiscretion against the Nigerian judiciary.

“He can only prove the genuineness of his later-day crusade to safeguard the judiciary if he can muster the moral courage to sack Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah” the APC advised.

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With Chibuike Amaechi On The Ministerial List, Buhari Is Not Serious With The Anti-corruption Fight

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At last, Nigerians have been availed of the names of people who will form Buhari’s cabinet after the senate approved the list of 36 nominees last week. This came five months after the president took office.

Mr Buhari, who was elected in March partly on a promise to tackle corruption and insecurity, vowed to select competent and clean individuals.

But when the much-anticipated list was released, many were disappointed, asking whether the wait had been worth it, and whether those selected were the best in the country.

The 36 names approved by MPs, but yet to be given portfolios, include five former governors, nine lawyers, four former senators, three academics, two medical doctors, two retired soldiers and a clergyman.

Nigerians are of the opinion the list is full of old and recycled politicians who have been part of Nigeria’s problems. However, His supporters say the list shows he is committed to fulfilling his election promises, adding that age and gender do not matter at this stage because the country needs to be rescued urgently.

Some say his hands were also tied by the constitutional requirement to choose at least one person from each of Nigeria’s 36 states. Yet, others maintain that the list is made up of ex politicians who have been accused of embezzling their states’ fund and that that goes to show that the president is trying to rewarding party loyalists who emptied their states’ treasuries in contributing to Buhari’s election.

Former Gov. of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, has accused by his state of emptying the state’s treasury for Buhari. It is said that Amaechi bankrolled 80% of the total expenses Buhari’s campaign incurred during the electioneering period. He is the most controversial of all the appointees even though his inclusion did not come as surprise.

As one of the major contributor to Buhari’s campaign, many Nigerians see Mr Amaechi’s appointment as pay-back for the role he played in the president’s victory during the election.

However, Buhari’s choice of Amaechi for Rivers State has been heavily criticised since he was indicted by Rivers state’s panel of inquiry for allegedly enriching himself during his eight-year tenure as the state’s governor.

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CNN Investigates Why Buhari Dumped $182 Halliburton Bribe Scandal

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari surely meant well for the Nigerian people. His integrity, discipline and avowed commitment to fight, name and shame corruption had never been in doubt since Nigerians have high hopes in his administration to ‘fight corruption among the elites’, in a bid to free Nigeria’s economy from Kleptomaniac. As it is a fad that “when you fight corruption, surely corruption will fight back,” aptly captures the trending conspiracy of few Nigerian Army Generals (retired) and former Heads of State who allegedly prompted Buhari to ‘let-off’ his earlier, intentional investigation of $182million Halliburton bribe scandal, so he may continually ‘govern Nigeria in peace’.

CNN iReport gathered that few weeks before Buhari made his maiden visit to United States, words reached him that few retired Army Generals who were erstwhile Heads of State were allegedly not happy with the planned moves by the no-nonsense disciplinarian to re-open the Halliburton scandal, with the sole intention to expose, disgrace and prosecute some of culpable generals and other highly-placed Nigerians whose hands may have been ‘soiled’ by the cookie-jar of corruption in Bonny Island Liquefied Natural Gas Project.

As such, after General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), a former Nigeria’s Head of State received a phone call from from General Olusegun Obasanjo, also a former Nigeria’s president where he brought the attention of IBB to the fact that they way Buhari was going about corruption-fight, he would eventually probe the majority of past administration, including IBB era. This position was echoed by another Nigerian Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar; which prompted a conspiracy theory to ‘place Buhari in order’. Abdusalami had visited IBB in his Minna Castle in Niger State, there it was concluded that IBB should stylishly pass on their position to Buhari to halt his earlier intended probe of his predecessors.

In a press statement issued by IBB through his media adviser, Prince Kassim Afegbua, it reportedly reads: “On General Buhari, it is not in IBB’s tradition to take up issues with his colleague former president. But, for the purpose of the record, we are conversant with General Buhari’s so-called holier-than-thou-attitude. He is a one-time minister of petroleum and we have good records of his tenure. Secondly, he also presided over Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) which records we also have. We challenge him to come out in clean hands in those two portfolios he headed. Or, we will help him to expose his records of performance during those periods. Those who live in glass houses do not throw stones. General Buhari should be properly guided.”

CNN iReport gathered when intelligence report reached Buhari on the position of these retired Army Generals and former Heads of State, and bearing in mind how mean they can fully engage him in ‘dirty-fight’ which may ridicule him in the eyes of Nigerians and expose his stewardship then as Minister of Petroleum in 1976 that led to the mysterious disappearance of a whooping US $2.8 Billion from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC account in Midlands Bank, United Kingdom allegedly under his watchful eyes, Buhari quickly made a detour and issued a press statement through Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity claiming the investigation of Buhari administration would only be limited to his predecessor, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GEJ, the man who honorably handed peacefully to Buhari on May 28, 2015 at Eagle Square so Nigeria may remain united as an indivisible nation.

For the records, Buhari was appointed Minister of Petroleum in 1976 under the Murtala/Obasanjo administration. Not much is known about any scandals that occured during his tenure as Minister, but there are rumors of the mysterious disappearance of US$2.8 Billion from the NNPC account in Midlands Bank in the United Kingdom, during Buhari’s stewardship. Now that IBB has threatened to expose him, it lends a certain credibility to the rumors indicting Buhari of grand graft.

As if Jonathan knew that this would happen. In the last days of his administration as president in Aso Rock villa on May 27, 2015 during Federal Executive Council valedictory session witnessed by big-wigs of Peoples Democratic Party, he said “Some people are even calling for the probe of the government, but I think in Nigeria, there are a lot of many things that will be probed, very many things, even debts owed by states and debts owed by this country from 1960 up to this time. They say it is Jonathan’s administration that accrued these debts,” Jonathan said.

“I believe that anybody that is coming for probe must also ensure that this probe is extended beyond the Jonathan administration. Otherwise, to me, it will be a witch-hunt. If we are very sincere, it is not only the Jonathan administration that should be probed.”

CNN iReport investigation showed that Jonathan administration may have been singled-out as ‘corrupt government’ due to the fact that he was a minority-leader from Niger-Delta and obviously not a military, but a civilian leader. There are feelers from some Nigerians that this probe may not have happened if Jonathan had been a retired Army General.

For Folu Adewope, an undergraduate of University of Texas Arlington, UTA, her words: “This is obviously a witch-hunt, charade and selective humiliation with ethnic coloration under corruption-guise. I strongly believe this investigation would not have happened if Jonathan had hailed from the North and had been a retired Army General. Why can’t Buhari open the Halliburton scandal, and openly prosecute Obasanjo, Abdusalami, Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigeria’s Vice president and every other corrupt Nigerians named in the scandal. As Nigerians, we are interested in this case.”

Recently on his Facebook wall-page, Femi Adeshina, special aide to the president on media and publicity, said: “It would be a distraction for the President to begin digging into all former administrations, but for a proper take off of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, there is need to look into the immediate past government (Jonathan’s). We are interested in investigating Jonathan’s government to recover stolen funds”.

International Community watch in Disbelief
As at the time of going to the press, members of International Community, particularly the United States government is shocked that Buhari ought not to leave any stone unturned in fighting corruption no matter whose ox is gored. The Halliburton bribery scandal is seen by members of international community as a litmus test for Buhari to prove his desire effectively to combat corruption among the elites in Nigeria.

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