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Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by TheOtherview: 5:04pm On Feb 25, 2015
Senate stalls Obanikoro’s ministerial confirmation

February 25, 2015



The Nigerian Senate stepped down the ministerial confirmation hearing for Senator Musiliu Obanikoro today.

The Senate did not give any reason the hearing was suspended or whether it was connected with the several petitions against his nomination.
Obanikoro and his family were sighted at the Senate gallery today, but left after it appeared the hearing has been suspended, tweeted Senator Babafemi Ojudu today.

The embattled former minister of state for defence, had resigned his appointment last year October to contest the governorship seat in Lagos, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

He lost to Jimi Agbaje and after initially decrying his loss as a fraud and instituting a legal challenge, he dramatically withdrew his suit in a Federal High Court, in Abuja.

He was subsequently nominated as a minister, by President Goodluck Jonathan.

But the nomination is facing a barrage of criticisms aa Obanikoro is mired in the scandal of working in cahoot with the military to rig the 21 June election in Ekiti state, last year, in favour of Governor Ayodele Fayose.

An audio, documenting the rigging plan, with Brigadier Aliyu Momoh of the Nigerian army has gone viral, further fuelling public resentment against deploying the military for poll duties.

President Goodluck Jonathan has had to reverse his position on the scandal.

He initially dismissed the audio as a fabrication in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. As public anger swelled, he said again in an interview with ThisDay, that investigation of the audio tape by the DSS, has been stalled because the man who recorded it, Captain Sagir Koli, has run out of the country.

Jonathan did not acknowledge that Koli ran away after he sensed danger to his life, by superiors who ordered his arrest. His 15 year old brother was arrested and tortured, after he escaped.

The Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has joined the chorus of demands for a probe into the scandal.

In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Soyinka asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to work with the international community to conduct the investigation and make the findings of the exercise known to save Nigeria’s democracy.

He said brushing the issue aside as just electoral malpractice approaches criminal subversion and treason.

Mr. Fayose defeated the All Progressives Congress candidate and then governor, Kayode Fayemi, in the election.

The leaked tape captured the voices of Obanikoro, Mr. Fayose, former senator Iyiola Omisore; the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan; his predecessor, Caleb Olubolade; and army brigadier-general , Aliyu Momoh.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by espn(m): 5:09pm On Feb 25, 2015
Bush meat don catch hunter. may he never get over dis.. No to criminals.. Gej start packing too.. d blood of those who died because of the way u took security of lives in Nigeria with levity will fight against u and d whole cabal who gained illegally under ur watch.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by Charlotte15: 5:09pm On Feb 25, 2015
Very good. He doesn't deserve it. There are many other competent pdp members they can pick from lagos.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by doctokwus: 5:11pm On Feb 25, 2015
In which decent society will a thug and serial election rigger be confirmed as minister?
Thank God the APC has a sizeable number in the senate.They shd frustrate all efforts to confirm koro a minister and this wud also serve as a lesson to GEJ that any scheme of his to further scuttle the electoral process wud be resisted.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by petrov10: 5:14pm On Feb 25, 2015
on what grounds na. Bunch of jokers

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by EdCure: 5:15pm On Feb 25, 2015
The Senate has proved its worth.

Why would Jonathan ever nominate someone with a heavily tainted record like Musiliu Obanikoro, if they want Nigerians tho believe that there are still men of integrity & credibility in the Nest of Killers (PDP)?

Gradually, the enemies of Nigeria are going into oblivion.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by petrov10: 5:16pm On Feb 25, 2015
On what grounds na.

Bunch of jokers !!!

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by PentiumPro(f): 5:18pm On Feb 25, 2015
Koro will suffer his own today, tmr Fayose will meet his own judgment. grin grin

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by bogolobango(m): 5:22pm On Feb 25, 2015
For the pdpiggs surporters on NL this is just the begining next person na fayose ffk and by march 28th will be the turn of thier father to federal republic of otueke



Gej otueke 2015

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by festusfeezy(m): 5:26pm On Feb 25, 2015
but why given him a ministerial nomination in the first place after all d allegation level against himm.....
I knw gej is bringing him back for a special assignment related to his re-election.......
Nija politricks

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by Firefire(m): 5:29pm On Feb 25, 2015
Interesting... Enemies of democracy shall be defeated.

Koro relax another day fixed!


Dr. Goodluck Jonathan till 2019. Annoyed ? CHANGE your address.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by theV0ice: 5:29pm On Feb 25, 2015
Should he have been nominated in the first place?

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by Firefire(m): 5:29pm On Feb 25, 2015
[s]bogolobango:
For the pdpiggs surporters on NL this is just the begining next person na fayose ffk and by march 28th will be the turn of thier father to federal republic of otueke



Gej otueke 2015[/s]

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by slimfit1(m): 5:32pm On Feb 25, 2015
He his more of a threat to this country than boko haram.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by waldigit: 5:34pm On Feb 25, 2015
EdCure:
The Senate has proved its worth.

Why would Jonathan ever nominate someone with a heavily tainted record like Musiliu Obanikoro if they want Nigerians tho believe that there are still men of integrity & credibility in the Nest of Killers (PDP)?
Gradually, the enemies of Nigeria are going into oblivion.

Birds of a feather flock together!

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by abu12: 5:35pm On Feb 25, 2015
Even if they later screen koro as minister, koro is no longer useful, the secret of how they use military has been exposed, PDP don't have any other logic again. But i suspect bode to be behind obanikoro misfortune bode george will sureluy deal with koro for his rudeness to him.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by snadguy007(m): 5:44pm On Feb 25, 2015
. its obvious Our president has no sense of credibility. He enjoys working with incompetent people like okupe, fani-kayode, abati etc.
Now he nominated an election rigger for a ministerial appointment. I hope the Senate will do the needful and reject his nomination.
.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by EdCure: 5:48pm On Feb 25, 2015
slimfit1:
He his more of a threat to this country than boko haram.
My points exactly.
Makes it easy to believe that Boko Haram is just another tool of PDPians to inflict terror on the people and justify their continuous looting of the nation's treasury.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by thaoriginator: 6:00pm On Feb 25, 2015
PentiumPro:
Koro will suffer his own today, tmr Fayose will meet his own judgment. grin grin
Yes ma'am, they deserve it

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by Nobody: 6:03pm On Feb 25, 2015
Even though I'm a GEJ supporter, Mr President you fall my hand for this one. Even if you want to make him a minister, you would have@least waited for the dust to settle down before giving him a political appointment.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by olaboy001(m): 6:08pm On Feb 25, 2015
Firefire:
Interesting... Enemies of democracy shall be defeated.

Koro relax another day fixed!


Dr. Goodluck Jonathan till 2019. Annoyed ? CHANGE your address.
I wish you did not comment to this post at all. That’s like saying GEJ is clueless and asking him to give evidence he’s not, when we already he is.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by dridowu: 6:14pm On Feb 25, 2015
Are there no any other person in lagos feedeefee anymore to take up d ministerial job, resign in october, nominated again in february .

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by Anikulhapo(m): 6:17pm On Feb 25, 2015
Obanikoro Is Going Down, Why Do Jonathan Love Associating Himself With Mess? I Guess He Benefits From Illegality.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by Gbawe: 6:19pm On Feb 25, 2015
I hope this is not the usual initial 'gra gra' from our legislators only to then see Koro confirmed in the end after some palms have been 'greased'. Nigeria needs to show the world it is not a completely insane nation run by shameless lunatics. It would be tragic for Nigeria, and a severe blow to our image, if Obanikoro ie eventually confirmed a Minister after the Ekitigate electing rigging tape scandal.

Our legislator , over an issue that is now in the universal public domain like the Chibok kidnapping, need to show the world their autonomy, decency and uprightness by standing up to a rogue President who now appears disinterested in toeing the path of honour and administrative morality.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by adaybayor(m): 6:21pm On Feb 25, 2015
good for the election rigger

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by Scatterboss(m): 6:29pm On Feb 25, 2015
Firefire:
Interesting... Enemies of democracy shall be defeated.

Koro relax another day fixed!


Dr. Goodluck Jonathan till 2019. Annoyed ? CHANGE your address.

Smh.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by Montaque(m): 6:40pm On Feb 25, 2015
This is one area Gej has been falling my hand.
Patting criminals on the back.

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by alberto2k(m): 6:49pm On Feb 25, 2015
It shouldn't be confirmed at all..

This GEJ be shuffling cabinet every week and sharing our money to every PDP member in the name of one yeye transformation agenda undecided

Mtscheeew!

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by hazyfm1: 6:49pm On Feb 25, 2015
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

[size=18pt]HE SHOULD BE NOMINATED FOR AMBASSADOR OF CHAD REPUBLIC[/size]

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by tiamiyukunle69(m): 6:49pm On Feb 25, 2015
Omo see gobe kiss angry

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by dandydrey(m): 6:50pm On Feb 25, 2015
[size=32pt]stalled not rejected!!![/size]

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Re: Breaking News: Senate Stalls Obanikoro’s Ministerial Confirmation by igbsam(m): 6:50pm On Feb 25, 2015
e don happen.....

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