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Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Oluwabash(m): 10:27am On Feb 10, 2019
On February 16th, Nigeria will hold a general election. Four years ago, the country experienced its first democratic transfer of power to the opposition since 1999. The vote in a few days will be no less significant.
 
As president, I have tried to judiciously exercise the trust vested in me to combat the problems of corruption, insecurity and an inequitable economy. All are important. But amongst them, one stands above the others as both a cause and aggravator of the rest. It is, of course, corruption.
 
A policy programme that does not have fighting corruption at its core is destined to fail. The battle against graft must be the base on which we secure the country, build our economy, provide decent infrastructure and educate the next generation.
 
This is the challenge of our generation: the variable on which our success as a nation shall be determined. But the vested interests at play can make this fight difficult. By way of their looting, the corrupt have powerful resources at their disposal. And they will use them. For when you fight corruption, you can be sure it will fight back.
 
It even threatens to undermine February’s poll and – by extension – our democracy. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised concerns over laundered money being funnelled into vote buying. This is the problem of corruption writ large. It illustrates how it lurks in all and every crevice of public life, manipulating due process in pursuit of self-preservation and perpetuation; protecting personal political and economic interests at the expense of the common good.
 
Indeed, those who have criticised my administration’s anti-corruption drive are those who oppose its mission. And though their lawyers may craft expensive alibis, they cannot escape that which binds them together: a raft of documents and barely legal (some clearly illegal) mechanisms – whether that be the Panama Papers, US Congress reports, shell companies or offshore bank accounts.
 
Corruption corrodes the trust on which the idea of community is founded, because one rule for the few and another for everyone else is unacceptable to anyone working honestly.
 
But as we have intensified our war on corruption, so we have found that corruption innovates to resist the law. This is not the sole domain of those Nigerians, but the international corruption industry: the unsavoury fellow-traveler of globalisation.
 
Once the enablers are let in – as they have been in the past – the greed of those they collude with grows. We have closed the door on them, but unfortunately there still remain individuals who are willing to open windows.
 
Concrete progress has been made, but there is still much to do. We have repatriated hundreds of millions of dollars stowed away in foreign banks. These funds have been transparently deployed on infrastructural projects and used to directly empower the poorest in society. More is still to come from our international partners in France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Yet the hundreds of billions sifted out of the country for the best part of this century promise more.
 
We have secured high profile convictions, but greater cases remain. Lawyers table endless objections to obstruct court proceedings, whilst their clients hope it lasts until a ‘friendly’ president is voted into office. We must continue to tighten the legal framework and ensure the authorities have the investigative powers at their disposal to secure sentences. Only then will we begin to neutralise the advantages the corrupt have.
 
More ghost workers must be removed from government payroll (almost $550 million has been saved from identifying phantom employees). More can be recovered through our whistle-blower policy ($370 million has been returned since its launch in 2016). More is still to come. But, together, we shall prevail over corruption.
 
A Yoruba proverb states that only the patient one can milk a lion. Likewise, victory over corruption is difficult, but not impossible. We must not flounder in our resolve. I know many Nigerians would like to see faster action. So do I. But so too must we follow due process and exercise restraint, ensuring allegation never takes the place of evidence. For that is not the Nigeria we should wish to build.
 
There is no doubt that this Administration has changed the way we tackle corruption. The choice before voters is this: Do we continue forward on this testing path against corruption? Or do revert to the past, resigned to the falsehood that it is just the-way-things-are-done? Or that it is just too difficult – too pervasive – to fix? I know which one I would choose. It is why I am asking Nigerians for another four years to serve them.
 
 
MUHAMMADU BUHARI,
PRESIDENT,
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Evablizin(f): 12:39pm On Feb 10, 2019
Says the head of corruption,mtcheww.

Next Level Corruption 2019.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by JasonScoolari: 12:47pm On Feb 10, 2019
Evablizin:
Says the head of corruption,mtcheww.

Next Level Corruption 2019.
Sorry about your loss. May the Lord accept her soul.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by ChangetheChange: 12:58pm On Feb 10, 2019
grin grin grin
Buhari the disaster

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by buhariguy(m): 1:12pm On Feb 10, 2019
No sane nigerians will ever vote for pdp, thief atiku and thief obi don't have anything to offer ,we don't want container economy again.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by yuvisan: 1:35pm On Feb 10, 2019
Atiku’s Amnesty to looters totally rejected by a TRUE PATRIOTS.

WE MUST MANAGE RESOURCES PRUDENTLY FOR ALL NIGERIANS ,LIVING AND YET UNBORN.

BUILD UP OUR COMMONWEALTH LIKE THE U.S. THE AMERICANS .
AMERICANS DO NOT JOKE WITH THEIR COMMONWEALTH & PRUDENT MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES .
VOTE LOOTERS AND BECOME MIGRANTS,REFUGEES STRUGGLING TO ENTER AMERICA.
OF COURSE, THEY WILL NOT LET YOU.

NOW IS THE TIME TO VOTE WISELY AND PROTECT YOUR MONEY, PATRIMONY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN
AND YOUR CHILDREN’s CHILDREN.

VOTE PMB TO THE # NEXT LEVEL OF ECONOMIC SANITY.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by leeikem(m): 6:24pm On Feb 10, 2019
Nothing to say... country is messed up.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by bots118: 6:25pm On Feb 10, 2019
buhari aka corrup presido

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Produke(m): 6:26pm On Feb 10, 2019
E don red for Kano o

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by dokyOloye: 6:27pm On Feb 10, 2019
Nothing else this dumb man can say other than kwarapshan.
Prices of fuel is up -kwarapshan
Road= kwarapshan
Light= kwarapshan
Food security = kwarapshan
Boko haram = kwarapshan
Herdsmen = kwarapshan

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Audacious19(m): 6:27pm On Feb 10, 2019
If buhari fit pronounce few words from that write up straight make i bend.
Who dash am brain

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by surevik(f): 6:29pm On Feb 10, 2019
I wonder where he is fighting the corruption to, when he pack corruption full body... Oga start from your back yard them full there.
No he didn't write this, he didn't even think of all this, thanks to his aids.
I can smell the fear of defect cheesy cheesy[color=#006600][/color]

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Racoon(m): 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
Most bigoted, nepotic, clannish, useless, lifeless, clueless and ethnic jingonist president. angry angry Guess corruption didn't threatened the same election in 2015
when he fraudulently won via the incidence form rigging.The handwriting is clearer now.Buhari is a fool

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by lwise(m): 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
Buhari for president- tufiakwa

Atiku is our next president

If Atiku fails to perform, we will vote him out after 4 years.

No room for mediocrity.


If you are with me, like this post, if you are not that's your problem.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by nwanyionitsha: 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
What a useless man. Tueh...

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Firefire(m): 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
Fraudulent cow speaking trash as usual

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Tobyarab(m): 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
This is the pitch abi. Same old, same old. nothing new. if you had fought corruption like you promised years back, you wouldn't be clutching at straws for survival. please, shift.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by billante(m): 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
I would have replied buhari on this message but I won't bother because I know its him that wrote it.

He is definitely not aware! So let me pass

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by udemzyudex(m): 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
Corruption, corruption corruption this same scam talk since 2015.

One zombie was telling me that Buhari did not steal, that they don't have money to campaign grin I was like wait till another government takes over before you know what's up.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Glink2018(m): 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
ChangetheChange:
grin grin grin
Buhari the disaster

Are you in pain?

you mean Athiefku-obituary?


The Lord says, there's someone here , typing rubbish on this thread and typing athiefkuobi, the Lord says I should tell you that you shld not sleep alone btw February 16-18 , because the presidential election results will shock you and you will have heart attack. And if there is nobody to quickly assist to the hospital , this incident may lead to your untimely death.

The gods has spoken..
The only panacea to this incident is to decamp to the side of next level....

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Nobody: 6:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
God keep you healthy and safe for us sir.

We will vote for you.

Those whose brain have been wired to believe that corruption is the norm in a society will be put to shame.

Buhari till 2023
Osibanjo till 2031

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Firefire(m): 6:31pm On Feb 10, 2019
yuvisan:
Atiku’s Amnesty to looters totally rejected by a TRUE PATRIOTS.

WE MUST MANAGE RESOURCES PRUDENTLY FOR ALL NIGERIANS ,LIVING AND YET UNBORN.

BUILD UP OUR COMMONWEALTH LIKE THE U.S. THE AMERICANS .
AMERICANS DO NOT JOKE WITH THEIR COMMONWEALTH & PRUDENT MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES .
VOTE LOOTERS AND BECOME MIGRANTS,REFUGEES STRUGGLING TO ENTER AMERICA.
OF COURSE, THEY WILL NOT LET YOU.

NOW IS THE TIME TO VOTE WISELY AND PROTECT YOUR MONEY, PATRIMONY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN
AND YOUR CHILDREN’s CHILDREN.

VOTE PMB TO THE # NEXT LEVEL OF ECONOMIC SANITY.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by kings09(m): 6:32pm On Feb 10, 2019
I bet my phone, buhari did not write that article. He is too dumb for such n he even quoted a yoruba proverb for someone dats strictly fulani/hausa inclined.

Buhari is suffering from dementia wch means another four years of disaster.

Cabals r in charge n nt buhari. He should go home n rest n wait the day the Creator will call him.

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Nobody: 6:32pm On Feb 10, 2019
Corruption ! And you're busy endorsing corruption men. The lifeless one, abeg pack well oooo..

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Firefire(m): 6:32pm On Feb 10, 2019
Old criminal

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by chachauche(m): 6:33pm On Feb 10, 2019
The dullard didn't say anything he's gonna offer us this second coming(thats if he wins) how he's gonna better our lives which he put in a mess.Buhari is no leader he's just fighting his enemies and opposition.chibuike amechi,orji Kalu,godswil akpabio, gandollar. Argue all you want this is the truth

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Re: Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election  By Muhammadu Buhari by Omeokachie: 6:34pm On Feb 10, 2019
Rather, leadership incompetence is what is threatening Nigeria

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