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Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by 2Ebisco: 11:16pm On May 15
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday vowed to sustain his administration’s anti-corruption war despite the fact that he was detained for three years when he attempted to tackle the problem as military head of state.

Buhari gave this assurance while commissioning the new headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

The President, who recounted how he was jailed for three years after his military regime was overthrown, said corruption successfully defeated him at the first attempt.

Buhari, whose military regime jailed several Second Republic politicians for corruption, was overthrown in a palace coup that brought the then Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Babangida, to power. He was then placed under house arrest for several months.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony Tuesday, he said he would not bow to any form of pressure in his second attempt to tackle corruption in the country.

He said: “My first attempt to fight corruption, corruption fought back successfully. I was detained for three years and only released after my mother died. In spite of that, my objective of fighting corruption remains steadfast.

“War on corruption is not an easy one to fight, because it affects so many different branches of our lives, so much that some people do not even consider breaking trust is anymore a crime. It has become the norm. That is why we must fight this attitude and encourage Nigerians to change their attitudes and perspectives.”

Buhari said throughout his journey in national service and since 2015, he had made a very conscious decision to pursue a vigorous fight against corruption in public life.

He, however, noted that the fight would not be successful without the support of the legislature and judiciary.

The President expressed hope and expectation that the judiciary, which is a critical stakeholder and partner in the war against corruption, would continue to collaborate with the Executive to bring corrupt people to book.

He also called on the Legislature, which provides the legal framework for the anti-corruption war to support the determination of government to rid the nation of the brazen corruption witnessed in recent years, through a review of archaic provisions in the relevant laws.

“I call on the Judiciary and the National Assembly to join hands in this national effort,” he appealed.

The President said that since 2015, his administration had made significant progress in the fight against corruption.

He said anti corruption agencies “have recovered and are still recovering trillions of naira that were stolen in the past few years by people without conscience”.

Speaking further, Buhari said: “Everyone now knows that corrupt officials will be held to account, no matter how long it takes.

“We are pursuing recoveries everywhere and are making sure that anyone who has been found culpable is made to answer for his or her crime under the law.”

Buhari said the goal of his administration was to ensure the protection of public trust, adding that the anti-corruption war is at the centre of that goal.

Debunking claims of persecution, Buhari said “(We) never intended, and we are not engaged in witch-hunts, but we are determined within the laws to call people to account”.

The President called on Nigerians to support agencies like EFCC, adding that fighting corruption is everyone’s concern.

He also noted that quite a number of nations were signifying interest to help tighten their laws and enter into agreements with Nigeria to repatriate, not only stolen funds, but to make the culprits face the law.

He said his government was committed to working with foreign friends to stop the flow of stolen funds from Nigeria into their countries and to recover money already looted.

He said these assets, when repatriated, would be used to build infrastructure.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, in his goodwill message at the ceremony, debunked the picture being painted that “Nigeria is fantastically corrupt” except President Buhari.

Dogara said that the President was not the only corrupt-free Nigerians, adding that there are millions of hardworking and committed citizens equally passionate about the anti-corruption drive.

“Mr. President is not alone in this, he is not the only corrupt-free Nigerian. There are millions of Nigerians who are not corrupt,” he said.

The speaker while commending the President and EFCC for the new headquarters, called for further training of staff and improvement in their welfare packages so as to shield them from “temptations”.

Earlier, the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said the building was both historic and a mark of legacy for generations to come.

Magu explained that in the fight against corruption, the increasing cost of economic crime made it inevitable to expand their scope of operations.

“What we have here today is a world class edifice that can stand side by side with the best in the world. The office complex is built to accommodate 700 staff with a fully equipped forensic laboratory and medical centre,” he explained.

Magu further said, “there is no hiding place for corrupt officials”, adding that the agency under his leadership has secured 486 convictions including that of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

He said the commission had also recovered over N500 billion with a promise to intensify the fight against corruption.

http://www.mcebisco.com.ng/2018/05/buhari-i-was-detained-for-3years-for.html

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Moghalu4Pres: 11:36pm On May 15
This man has come again.


Vote Prof Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu. Former CBN deputy Governor.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by geloorrrrdd(m): 11:42pm On May 15
You bloody MF.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Paperwhite(m): 11:42pm On May 15
Guess it's the same corruption that you've also been fighting in the past three years undecided
And what about the 53 suitcases containing money brought into Nigeria by the father of your then ADC-Maj.Mustapha Jokolo via the MMIA unchecked
Rather you were jailed for three years because of your super-cluelessness as IBB waited for the engine room of your then miserable government-Idiagbon to leave the scene before putting an end to your foolishness.
It remains to your disgrace that Babangida who plotted the Dec.31st.1983 coup that brought Buhari to power is the same fella that did that of August 27th.1985 to effortlessly oust this catastrophic failure out of our national life.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by SalamRushdie: 11:46pm On May 15
Liar

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by THUNDER4real(m): 12:36am On May 16
u have tried...well done for causing suffering..however in 2019::::

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Bethel4Life(f): 1:02am On May 16
oh gosh! see lie...like for jonathan (mr corruption)..share for buhari (mr so called integrity)

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by MANNABBQGRILLS: 2:17am On May 16
Bethel4Life:
oh gosh! see lie...like for jonathan (mr corruption)..share for buhari (mr so called integrity)
On your Own.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by MANNABBQGRILLS: 2:18am On May 16
When you fight corruption, corruption fights back...

We sane ones are SOLIDLY behind you PMB.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Jirate(m): 3:11am On May 16
The President, who recounted how he was jailed for three years after his military regime was overthrown, said corruption successfully defeated him at the first attempt.

And now You are Back, Why not Jail them Back?. You Think Every One Out There is a Dummy like You.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by zombieTRACKER: 3:16am On May 16
MANNABBQGRILLS:
When you fight corruption, corruption fights back...

We sane ones are SOLIDLY behind you PMB.

Yes oh
What other option do you have...
Buhari is fighting corruption really
Greet yusuf Buhari and Buruntai Dubai mansions for me


Zombies everywhere

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:29am On May 16
zombieTRACKER:


Yes oh
What other option do you have...
Buhari is fighting corruption really
Greet yusuf Buhari and Buruntai Dubai mansions for me


Zombies everywhere
Personal hatred will not make some haters and wailers die before their time sha.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by zombieTRACKER: 3:45am On May 16
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Personal hatred will not make some haters and wailers die before their time sha.

Buhari is the father of hate
Who hates everyone except his cows and Fulani
And anyone who supports him with his glaring tendencies is utterly wicked...

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Firefire(m): 6:05am On May 16
Eleribu’

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Omeokachie: 6:25am On May 16
Liar!

Your government was overthrown just like any other around the world due to your abysmal failure and nepotism (even as a young officer). It has nothing to do with your warped sense of integrity.

For our youth that want to know the real truth about the man Buhari, here is the coup speech delivered by Joshua Dogonyaro when Buhari was overthrown, and genuinely ask yourself if this man has changed from being ethnic in his dealings.

Don't let him deceive you again for votes the way he did in 2015.


https://www.thecable.ng/flashback-coup-speech-overthrew-buhari-august-27-1985

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Maket: 6:35am On May 16
3 years in prison for fighting corruption. Now, you claim to be fighting corruption again. My question now is that, how many years are you expecting to be sentenced again assuming you are find guilty for murdering + Corruption?
Please, with all respect to our president try and set your path clean before some people will celebrate your failure.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Maket: 6:42am On May 16
geloorrrrdd:
You bloody MF.
COLLECT MAKET SLAP. Learn how to respect the president of our great nation. He might not be right but let's not use personal hatred to condemn every word he said.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Maket: 6:46am On May 16
3 years in prison for fighting corruption. Now, you claim to be fighting corruption again. My question now is that, how many years are you expecting to be sentenced again assuming you are find guilty for murdering + Corruption?
Please, with all respect to our president try and set your path clean before some people will celebrate your failure without knowing that your failure is theirs as well.
Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by anibirelawal(m): 6:54am On May 16
GOD BLESS PMB!

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by chichar1(f): 8:04am On May 16
mtcheeeeeewwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!! IBB is a stupid man for jailing you for life or assassinating you like that of murtala Muhammed. animal parading himself as a President
Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by three: 9:07am On May 16
Joker
Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by FortifiedCity: 9:07am On May 16
angry

Buhari Plllleeeeeeaaaassssssseeeee shhhhhuuuttttt uppppppp. You are sounding like a broken record

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by NwaAmaikpe: 9:07am On May 16
shocked


PTF looter.

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by three: 9:07am On May 16
Joker

I laugh in Grass Cutter grin

As I recall most people were happy you were overthrown (imagine that)



"The nation’s meager resources are once again being wasted on unproductive ventures. Government has distanced itself from the people and the yearnings and aspirations of the people as constantly reflected in the media have been ignored.

This is because a few people have arrogated to themselves the right to make the decisions for the larger part of the ruling body. All these events have shown that the present composition of our country’s leadership cannot, therefore, justify its continued occupation of that position."


https://www.thecable.ng/flashback-coup-speech-overthrew-buhari-august-27-1985/amp

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by franchasng(m): 9:09am On May 16
Now I see where Liar Mohammed and Dwarf Osinbajo learned their lies, from their master Bullhari, it is finished o cheesy cheesy cheesy


Thank God IBB is still alive to respond to him if he has the time to grin

The man who stole and looted Nigeria dry as PTF Chairman still parades himself as a corruption fighter, ah, Nigeria is a messed up country!

A man who boldly said Dictator Sanni Abacha that looted over 60% of Nigeria's treasury is not a looter and didn't steal Nigeria's money still see himself as a corruption fighter, life is indeed bias cry

A man who looks away when his friends, family members and supporters loot Nigeria's treasury but roars like lion when those he hates or dislikes dare touch 1 naira still call himself corruption fighter, God is watching you, and if u manage to go free, your generation must pay for your evil deeds against Nigerians!

A president that doesn't care when his citizens are killed simply because those killed are not from his tribe and don't share same religion with him, what other corruption can be compared to this heartlessness of a man we call our president, God please be the judge and judge Buhari for us cry

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by positivelord: 9:09am On May 16
The man who detained you is still alive..go after him lets see,if you have the nerve....U think sey everybody na Dino

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by askorlogy: 9:10am On May 16
MANNABBQGRILLS:
When you fight corruption, corruption fights back...

We sane ones are SOLIDLY behind you PMB.

I agree with you. But how can someone fighting corruption go ahead and reinstate Maina who was indicted for corruption?

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by addikt(m): 9:10am On May 16
PVC....repeat after me PVC!!!!!!!
Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by Neyoor(m): 9:11am On May 16



When is Baba going to stop all these unwarranted stories and start fulfilling his campaign promises?

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Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by PassingShot(m): 9:11am On May 16
And they wanted to kill you again for doing same
Re: Buhari: I Was Detained For 3years For Fighting Corruption by CodeTemplar: 9:11am On May 16
You ruled through a coup.

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