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Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by osinbanjoisaliar: 11:51pm On Jun 16, 2016
It’s hard to see how President Buhari’s policies are good for Nigeria’s future.
Nigerian President Muhummadu Buhari writes of building an economic bridge to Nigeria’s future (“ The Three Changes Nigeria Needs,” op-ed, June 14). It’s hard to see how his administration’s
inflexibility, lack of vision and reactive approach will achieve this.

Mr. Buhari notes that building trust is a priority for Nigeria. But an anticorruption drive that is selective and focused on senior members of the opposition party creates deep political divisions.

Meanwhile, members of Mr. Buhari’s own cabinet, accused of large-scale corruption, walk free. Seventy percent of the national treasury is spent on the salaries and benefits of government officials, who make upwards of $2 million a year.

As for Mr. Buhari’s ideas to rebalance the economy and regenerate growth, his damaging and outdated monetary policy has been crippling.
The manufacturing sector, essential to Nigeria’s diversification, has been hardest hit, exacerbating an already fast-growing employment crisis.

Foreign investors have started to flee en masse. Mr. Buhari makes only brief mention of the country’s deteriorating security situation. But security and stability are precursors to economic growth and development. Boko Haram has been pushed back for now, but little attention is paid to the structural issues that have spurred its rise.

Instead, the Nigerian government has diverted much-needed military resources to the Niger Delta, where rising militancy has reduced Nigeria’s oil production to less than half the country’s capacity, and half the amount required to service the national budget. Much of these tensions arise from Mr. Buhari’s decision to cut amnesty payments to militants and an excessively hard-line approach in a socially and politically sensitive environment.

Other ethnic tensions are also growing. In the country’s south, protests have been met by a bloody response from the Nigerian military, stoking the fire and galvanizing support for an independent state of Biafra. Rising tensions could again pose one of the greatest threats to Nigeria’s stability and future.
Pete Hoekstra.

Senior Fellow.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism
Washington.

Mr. Hoekstra was the former chairman of the U.S.

House Intelligence Committee from 2004 to
2007.
www.wsj.com/articles/buhari-is-nigerias-problem-not-its-solution-1466109183

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by porka: 11:59pm On Jun 16, 2016
A whole year has been wasted on ancient economic models.

The attendant toll on the well-being of Nigerian masses is alarming.

It's frightening.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by mamabomboy: 11:59pm On Jun 16, 2016
Ugandan. IPOD. Wailer. Agent of Corruption. PDP member.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by paschu: 12:01am On Jun 17, 2016
AWESOME grin

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by erunz(m): 12:03am On Jun 17, 2016
ok

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Nobody: 12:22am On Jun 17, 2016
Look Nigeria@zoo Buhari think you the problem.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Nobody: 12:25am On Jun 17, 2016
Make I buy one plot of land here

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Nobody: 4:51am On Jun 17, 2016
porka:
A whole year has been wasted on ancient economic models.

The attendant toll on the well-being of Nigerian masses is alarming.

It's frightening.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Agunnewi: 4:51am On Jun 17, 2016
My attention has been drawn to the fact that GMB hired 13 SANs and 10 lawyers to defend his inability to show the world his WAEC Certificate. That is not good for this democracy…

They said the Military board under GEJ hid GMB's WAEC certificate Today, GMB is President. So who is still hiding Buhari's certificate...

We are not wailing for GMB to show us his certificate (you can't give what you don't have) But to let the world know the scam that he is.

We need to let future generations know that Once upon a time, A Nigerian President was scammed into office without a basic WAEC Certificate

Posterity and future generations need to know That a President was asked to show his WAEC Certificate but he rather went to bring 13 SANs.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by vivalavida(m): 5:09am On Jun 17, 2016
He is really the problem and not the solution

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Nobody: 5:14am On Jun 17, 2016
Take it easy fellas. I disagree with anything the western media says about Nigeria simply because it's the western media that said it. We can report our own news and know our own problems, thank you very much.

By the way, were they not just hailing buhari as the saviour Nigeria most desperately needed 1 year ago


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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Nobody: 5:17am On Jun 17, 2016
delivite:

By the way, were they not just hailing buhari as the saviour Nigeria most desperately needed 1 year ago

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by code11(m): 5:32am On Jun 17, 2016
Nice investigation. The truth is that Nigeria was merged on very thin lines. The North, South and other regions almost have nothing in common. The Bubu has not really noticed that and he is breaking up the country by his hate statement like the 5% statement, the killing of a Christian woman in kano, the revoke of the amnesty to militants, ... Plenty more.

He has lunched a fighter dog kind of corruption tackling mechanism that fights only his enemies. We have Amaechi, Fashola etc all walking free....

Let's see the next 1 year... Are we gonna survive?

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by hucienda: 5:34am On Jun 17, 2016
mamabomboy:
Ugandan. IPOD. Wailer. Agent of Corruption. PDP member.

lol... sarcasm.. you guys got no chill here mehn.

Make una try take am a bit easy with the zombies. U no say ee no easy to defend d indefensible. If economy beta, light dey, work dey etc say dem go need to dey suffa dia self to protect Buhari? All man for don dey hail am as beta tin no dey hide. Buhari still get three years to try make d work of Lie, Femi n the horde of zombies easy.
cheesy

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Kenai: 5:38am On Jun 17, 2016
mamabomboy:
Ugandan. IPOD. Wailer. Agent of Corruption. PDP member.

As in!

Libyans. YAMS. Zombies. Dullards. Agents of WAEC Certificate Forgery. Stark Illiterates. NEPA Bill Intellectuals. APC Butt-Lickers.
Na dem sabi pass. #Sarcasm.

I can now see that, in the absence of a superior argument or logic, APC Zombies and their merry-band of gullible serfs and programmed robots will resort to hackneyed labels and worn-out cliches whenever they're faced with the spine-chilling reality of their hero's utter worthlessness to humanity.

Guy, let's bet - The next line of defence those zombies will adopt will be looking for old posts on the corruption in Wall Street, Manhattan, COMPLETELY oblivious to the fact that The Wall Street Journal (a print media division of Rupert Murdoch's FOX/NewsCorp) is totally different from "Wall Street" (The New York Stock Exchange).

Now I'm so thankful that Buhari actually won; because if he hadn't, many of his butt-lickers would have been pestering us with things like "If only Buhari had won that election, things would have been better by now, kwarrapt people would have been jailed, electricity would have been 90 billion megawatts!"

But today, he has been given the benefit of doubt, and the whole world has come to see him for the empty dunce he is.
ZERO MEGAWATTS, DOUBLE DIGIT INFLATION, HEALTH TOURISM.
The universe has confirmed he's a m00ron.

So, instead of making utter buffoons of themselves on the internet, his supporters should join Indiana Jones, Lara Croft and Dora The Explorer, in the search for Buhari's certificate.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by blackpanda: 5:45am On Jun 17, 2016
Agunnewi:


My attention has been drawn to the fact that GMB hired 13 SANs and 10 lawyers to defend his inability to show the world his WAEC Certificate. That is not good for this democracy…

They said the Military board under GEJ hid GMB's WAEC certificate Today, GMB is President. So who is still hiding Buhari's certificate...

We are not wailing for GMB to show us his certificate (you can't give what you don't have) But to let the world know the scam that he is.

We need to let future generations know that Once upon a time, A Nigerian President was scammed into office without a basic WAEC Certificate

Posterity and future generations need to know That a President was asked to show his WAEC Certificate but he rather went to bring 13 SANs.


And so? If he brought 100 SANs nko
Quit this silly obsession with certificate. Everyone can see he is literate. The one that claimed to be a phd holder is the one that put the whole country in this mess we are today

Pls grow up! Good leadership is not by certificate

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Nobody: 5:46am On Jun 17, 2016
blackpanda:


And so? If he brought 100 SANs nko
Quit this silly obsession with certificate. Everyone can see he is literate. The one that claimed to be a phd holder is the one that put the whole country in this mess we are today

Pls grow up! Good leadership is not by certificate
another yeye argument LMAO

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by jejemanito: 5:50am On Jun 17, 2016
delivite:
Take it easy fellas. I disagree with anything the western media says about Nigeria simply because it's the western media that said it. We can report our own news and know our own problems, thank you very much.

By the way, were they not just hailing buhari as the saviour Nigeria most desperately needed 1 year ago

Smh

If the phrase "thinking with your anus" was a human being, it had be you

So because Mourinho came to Chelsea with a reputation as a serial winner means Abrahamovic should not have sacked him when him became a serial looser dragging the team all the way to 16th position?

How much more PMB whose past reeks of failure (1984-85) and has now once again proven it was no fluke with his woeful performance from May, 2015 till date

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by jejemanito: 5:52am On Jun 17, 2016
blackpanda:


And so? If he brought 100 SANs nko
Quit this silly obsession with certificate. Everyone can see he is literate. The one that claimed to be a phd holder is the one that put the whole country in this mess we are today

Pls grow up! Good leadership is not by certificate

WTF did I just read?

If Bubu can break the number one basic rule of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria then what in seven hells gives him the right to be the general in the war against corruption?

It's like saying there is nothing wrong with having an illegal student as an SUG president

You're a disgrace to rational thinking

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Kenai: 6:00am On Jun 17, 2016
blackpanda:


And so? If he brought 100 SANs nko
Quit this silly obsession with certificate. Everyone can see he is literate. The one that claimed to be a phd holder is the one that put the whole country in this mess we are today

Pls grow up! Good leadership is not by certificate

You're an UTTER DISGRACE to rational thinking!
So, a hypocrite who ran on "Integrity" and "Financial Prudence" is suddenly BLOWING taxpayers' money hiring SANs to defend his certificate fraud when he would have saved money and time by simply presenting the certificate if it actually existed.
These were the same legal practitioners he said were a hindrance to his war on corruption!

Do you have any shred of integrity? Do you have a soul?

With the reality playing out now, does Buhari still have the moral justification to label anyone as "Corrupt" when he himself is a product of corruption, nepotism, quota system and ethnic criminality?

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by kenny987(f): 6:20am On Jun 17, 2016
blackpanda:


And so? If he brought 100 SANs nko
Quit this silly obsession with certificate. Everyone can see he is literate. The one that claimed to be a phd holder is the one that put the whole country in this mess we are today

Pls grow up! Good leadership is not by certificate

In line with my learned brother posters above, I concur that you are an absolutely pathetic DISGRACE to rational thinking!

It is the basic minimum the law requires for eligibility. He swore an affidavit as to it's availability only not in his possession but that of the Army's. The requirement was an attachment of a copy of same as proof not to direct the INEC to the Army. A concerned citizen has picked on it and brought it to the attention of the court. Buhari therefore has a burden to prove his assertion ie possession of a WAEC/WASSCE certificate.

The law cannot depend on a mere allegation of literacy, it must be substantiated. In the event such proof is not forthcoming he will need to defend himself on the second leg of the suit which is perjury, lying on oath both as to possession and location of this qualification.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Nobody: 6:21am On Jun 17, 2016
kenny987:


It is the basic minimum the law requires for eligibility. He swore an affidavit as to it's availability only not in his possession but that of the Army's. The requirement was an attachment of a copy of same as proof not to direct the INEC to the Army. A concerned citizen has picked on it and brought it to the attention of the court. Buhari therefore has a burden to prove his assertion ie possession of a WAEC/WASSCE certificate.

The law cannot depend on a mere allegation of literacy, it must be substantiated. In the event such proof is not forthcoming he will need to defend himself on the second leg of the suit which is perjury, lying on oath both as to possession and location of this qualification.
Thanks for educating blackpanda grin grin grin

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by OjukwuWarBird: 6:22am On Jun 17, 2016
blackpanda:


And so? If he brought 100 SANs nko
Quit this silly obsession with certificate. Everyone can see he is literate. The one that claimed to be a phd holder is the one that put the whole country in this mess we are today

Pls grow up! Good leadership is not by certificate

Corruption is said to have occurred when you lie about having a non existent certificate. angry

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by kenny987(f): 6:24am On Jun 17, 2016
delivite:
Take it easy fellas. I disagree with anything the western media says about Nigeria simply because it's the western media that said it. We can report our own news and know our own problems, thank you very much.

By the way, were they not just hailing buhari as the saviour Nigeria most desperately needed 1 year ago

And if I may ask, did u disagree with the hailing by the same Western media 1 yr ago? If u didn't then why now since u imply that you disagree with the western media as a matter of principle?

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by sleepingTROUBLE: 6:26am On Jun 17, 2016
Kenai:


As in!

Libyans. YAMS. Zombies. Dullards. Agents of WAEC Certificate Forgery. Stark Illiterates. NEPA Bill Intellectuals. APC Butt-Lickers.
Na dem sabi pass. #Sarcasm.

I can now see that, in the absence of a superior argument or logic, APC Zombies and their merry-band of gullible serfs and programmed robots will resort to hackneyed labels and worn-out cliches whenever they're faced with the spine-chilling reality of their hero's utter worthlessness to humanity.

Guy, let's bet - The next line of defence those zombies will adopt will be looking for old posts on the corruption in Wall Street, Manhattan, COMPLETELY oblivious to the fact that The Wall Street Journal (a print media division of Rupert Murdoch's FOX/NewsCorp) is totally different from "Wall Street" (The New York Stock Exchange).

Now I'm so thankful that Buhari actually won; because if he hadn't, many of his butt-lickers would have been pestering us with things like "If only had won that election, things would have been better by now, kwarrapt people would have been jailed, electricity would have been 90 billion megawatts!"

But today, he has been given the benefit of doubt, and the whole world has come to see him for the empty dunce he is.
ZERO MEGAWATTS, DOUBLE DIGIT INFLATION, HEALTH TOURISM.
The universe has confirmed he's a m00ron.

So, instead of making an utter buffoons of themselves on the internet, his supporters should join Indiana Jones, Lara Croft and Dora The Explorer, in the search for Buhari's certificate.
Oh! Dont kill me with laughter ooo. The best comment so far, you have REALLY MADE MY DAY.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by Mylove55(f): 7:10am On Jun 17, 2016
paschu:
AWESOME grin
hahahahaha, awesome article from flat head ipod

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by otukpo(f): 7:16am On Jun 17, 2016
Buhari, now Nigeria's problem?

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by ASL33: 7:21am On Jun 17, 2016
blackpanda:


And so? If he brought 100 SANs nko
Quit this silly obsession with certificate. Everyone can see he is literate. The one that claimed to be a phd holder is the one that put the whole country in this mess we are today

Pls grow up! Good leadership is not by certificate
Hehehehe I could remember how you and your co-travelers were on Saraki's case when he hired his own SANs. Now I beleive the hypocrisy thing.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by 4Play(m): 7:24am On Jun 17, 2016
delivite:
Take it easy fellas. I disagree with anything the western media says about Nigeria simply because it's the western media that said it. We can report our own news and know our own problems, thank you very much.

By the way, were they not just hailing buhari as the saviour Nigeria most desperately needed 1 year ago

This is why I said this in September 2015:

4Play:
We replaced an inept government with an even more inept government. Knowledge of the extent of the current government's ineptitude will accumulate overtime. When we had the buffoon GEJ as president, I can't remember any Western analyst who said he was inept barely 100 days into his tenure. His ineptitude only became common knowledge subsequently. Buhari will prove the same.

It sometimes takes time for a government's ineptitude to sink in.

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution by blackpanda: 7:36am On Jun 17, 2016
ASL33:
Hehehehe I could remember how you and your co-travelers were on Saraki's case when he hired his own SANs. Now I beleive the hypocrisy thing.

The number of lawyers is not the issue. I dont care if saraki hire a thousand SANs

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