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What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by wellmax(m): 10:37am On Jan 14
Sincere Question:

Please I need a quick answer:
What were the things that were working well and adding value to the lives of Nigerians in Nigeria before President Buhari came to spoil them?

Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by Mariangeles: 10:43am On Jan 14
A bag of rice was dirt cheap! Not up to #10k
Naira was max #170/$ back then, now it's almost #500/$
Businesses have been ruined.
We all thought we had it bad until Buhari came and showed us what bad really means.
In fact, Buhari redefined the term Bad governance

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by donbachi(m): 10:44am On Jan 14
Everything...borrow pose government.

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by wellmax(m): 10:45am On Jan 14
donbachi:
Everything...borrow pose government.
Like what?
Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by paulemmy19(m): 10:46am On Jan 14
here to learn

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by CalliDora1(f): 10:47am On Jan 14
Nothing was working well. In fact, nothing has ever worked well since I knew my right from my left. he only came to worsen it.

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by kutchs: 10:48am On Jan 14
The North Western States of Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto etc were living going to bed with their two eyes close before Buhari brought in banditry.
Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road was once a sweet road to drive on before Buhari came in, now it's impassable even to heavily armed security men, same with Lokoja-Auchi road.

A bag of rice was 7k before he came in, now it's 20k+.

Need I go on?

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by Mayng01(m): 10:51am On Jan 14
All was in a bad state, but he has put all in a worse state after assuming office. with 2023 still farther, we have started feeling the heat of the worst to come from him, now we are hoping to fall back to the initial bad state which now seems to be a good state to us all. Moral lesson: you don’t value what you have till you loose it. Summarily speaking; Nigeria was in search of solution but found a colossal problem.

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by wellmax(m): 10:52am On Jan 14
kutchs:
The North Western States of Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto etc were living going to bed with their two eyes close before Buhari brought in banditry.
Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road was once a sweet road to drive on before Buhari came in, now it's impassable even to heavily armed security men, same with Lokoja-Auchi road.

A bag of rice was 7k before he came in, now it's 20k+.

Need I go on?
You know the first is not true right? BH was already claiming local government and bombing Abuja.

Rice rice rice... Lets talk about how much was imported pre 2015 and how much is imported now

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by donbachi(m): 11:29am On Jan 14
wellmax:

Like what?
a basket of tomato was 3k today its sold for 30k..cement was 2k today its sold for 4,500..fuel was 145 today it goes for 170..a basin of garri was 1500 today its sold for 5k..a bag of pure water was 60 naira today it goes for 150 naira..a loaf of bread was 200 today its sold 500 naira..a satchet of tomato now goes for 150 naira..i no wan talk of onions...abeg make i stop here,i don dey get headache.

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by expert234: 11:37am On Jan 14
wellmax:

You know the first is not true right? BH was already claiming local government and bombing Abuja.

Rice rice rice... Lets talk about how much was imported pre 2015 and how much is imported now

Do I need to remind you that presidential elections were held in all the local governments in Borno in 2015? How did they hold presidential elections if Boko haram was controlling the local governments?

It is either yu are intentionally lying, or you lack adequate information.

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by CodeTemplar: 11:44am On Jan 14
Dollar rate was Bae.
Rice rate was cool.
Adeshina's(AFDB) work in agric brought so much cassava, there was a partial and substantial substitution of imported wheat flour with local cassava flour.
Boko Haram wasn't all over the nation collecting crop ransom before farmers could harvest what herdsmen spared.
Debt was significantly lower.
Power supply bill was lower for similar power supply.

I have more up for OP his likes but I know they will likely avoid addressing the issues raised, so I save them.

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by Slackerpenguin2: 12:00pm On Jan 14
CodeTemplar:
Dollar rate was Bae.
Rice rate was cool.
Adeshina's(AFDB) work in agric brought so much cassava, there was a partial and substantial substitution of imported wheat flour with local cassava flour.
Boko Haram wasn't all over the nation collecting crop ransom before farmers could harvest what herdsmen spared.
Debt was significantly lower.
Power supply bill was lower for similar power supply.

I have more up for OP his likes but I know they will likely avoid addressing the issues raised, so I save them.

(Note I am not here to defend or support Buhari )

Things were good before Buhari because we were earning a lot of dollars from high oil prices

Thus we had the money to pay debts, buffer the naira and so on.

Infact between 2008 to 2014 oil was at 80-130 dollars per barrel

From 2014 to date oil has been between 20 to 80 per barrel.

And because of the low oil prices we have had to take on more debt to pay for things.

The same thing happened between 1973 to 1982. Oil was high then. That was the time when my dad could feed a family and spinsor two relatives on a salary of 300 naira. That was when one ofmy dads colleagues bougjt a car for 900 naira.and by 1978 N1 was $1

Im 1982 oil prices crashed. By 1984 we wre broke and by 1986we had to do SAP. By 1989 $1 was N7.

It ia called the resource trap, aka dutch disease.It iswhy when oil prices go up things are good and when they are down things are bad.

It is also why a loaf of bread went from 50kobo in 1978 to N20 over ten years later.

We know the solution. Cut subsides, cut corruption, cut bloated civil service, become a manufacturing society that axtively exports . It is because Buhari won't take such decisions that makes him a bad leader.

And Boko Haram was bombing everywhere and kidnapping everywhere too. Buhari taking over hasn't changed things

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by Slackerpenguin2: 12:05pm On Jan 14
expert234:


Do I need to remind you that presidential elections were held in all the local governments in Borno in 2015? How did they hold presidential elections if Boko haram was controlling the local governments?

It is either yu are intentionally lying, or you lack adequate information.

Thats because the government hired mercs to chase off Boko Haram to allow elections to be held in peace

Which was not a bad idea. The mercs came from russia and South Africa...countries with good special forces

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by fergie001: 12:11pm On Jan 14
Slackerpenguin2:


Thats because the government hired mercs to chase off Boko Haram to allow elections to be held in peace

Which was not a bad idea. The mercs came from russia and South Africa...countries with good special forces
Why aren't we hiring them now, considering we are worse off?

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by Slackerpenguin2: 12:27pm On Jan 14
fergie001:

Why aren't we hiring them now, considering we are worse off?

My thoughts exactly

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by CSTRR: 12:49pm On Jan 14
Buhari already spoilt things in 1983.
Plunged the country into its worst recession which it has probably never truly recovered from.

He came back in 2015, and decimated the middle class.

If you are still asking me what buhari spoilt, then you are mad.

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by CSTRR: 12:51pm On Jan 14
These twitter political nutjobs should come and ask their useless questions on nairaland.

Unfortunately, most of them have their fellow fanatics on their timeline as their followers, so you just get the same line of fanaticism in the comments.

They have their audience.
Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by CSTRR: 12:53pm On Jan 14
It is not so far fetched to believe that buhari has done more for the people of Niger republic than some regions in Nigeria.

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by CodeTemplar: 12:57pm On Jan 14
Slackerpenguin2:


(Note I am not here to defend or support Buhari )

Things were good before Buhari because we were earning a lot of dollars from high oil prices

Thus we had the money to pay debts, buffer the naira and so on.

Infact between 2008 to 2014 oil was at 80-130 dollars per barrel

From 2014 to date oil has been between 20 to 80 per barrel.

And because of the low oil prices we have had to take on more debt to pay for things.

The same thing happened between 1973 to 1982. Oil was high then. That was the time when my dad could feed a family and spinsor two relatives on a salary of 300 naira. That was when one ofmy dads colleagues bougjt a car for 900 naira.and by 1978 N1 was $1

Im 1982 oil prices crashed. By 1984 we wre broke and by 1986we had to do SAP. By 1989 $1 was N7.

It ia called the resource trap, aka dutch disease.It iswhy when oil prices go up things are good and when they are down things are bad.

It is also why a loaf of bread went from 50kobo in 1978 to N20 over ten years later.

We know the solution. Cut subsides, cut corruption, cut bloated civil service, become a manufacturing society that axtively exports . It is because Buhari won't take such decisions that makes him a bad leader.

And Boko Haram was bombing everywhere and kidnapping everywhere too. Buhari taking over hasn't changed things
So why haven't Buhari diversified the economy from this oil that's causing so much pain and apprehension?

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by OfoIgbo: 12:57pm On Jan 14
During the time of Obasanjo, oil was much cheaper than it is now that Buhari is the president, yet things are far worse now.

Petrol is now nearly N170 per litre

Electricity tariff is now more than double, what it was during the era of Obj and GEJ

A Bag of Rice is nearly triple the cost, now that Buhari is the president

Banditry, Fulani herdsmen terrorism are now very rampant e.t.c

The judiciary is now a department of the executive.

Mediocrity and Nepotism all over the place. A fulani judge couldn't even make it past the low level ICC exams. ICC led by an Igbo justice. Can you imagine

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by expert234: 1:02pm On Jan 14
Slackerpenguin2:


Thats because the government hired mercs to chase off Boko Haram to allow elections to be held in peace

Which was not a bad idea. The mercs came from russia and South Africa...countries with good special forces

You just confirmed that the Jonathan government dealt very well with Boko haram

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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by wellmax(m): 1:03pm On Jan 14
expert234:


Do I need to remind you that presidential elections were held in all the local governments in Borno in 2015? How did they hold presidential elections if Boko haram was controlling the local governments?

It is either yu are intentionally lying, or you lack adequate information.

Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by edoairways: 1:07pm On Jan 14
kutchs:
The North Western States of Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto etc were living going to bed with their two eyes close before Buhari brought in banditry.
Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road was once a sweet road to drive on before Buhari came in, now it's impassable even to heavily armed security men, same with Lokoja-Auchi road.

A bag of rice was 7k before he came in, now it's 20k+.

Need I go on?
Buhari did not bring bandit
Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by expert234: 1:09pm On Jan 14
wellmax:


That news is before the election.

Show me news that showed elections did not hold in those local governments. If not, shut up.
Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by SalamRushdie: 1:10pm On Jan 14
The question you should be asking is what has Buhari repaired since he came !!!!
Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by VictorUSA: 1:11pm On Jan 14
wellmax:
Sincere Question:

Please I need a quick answer:
What were the things that were working well and adding value to the lives of Nigerians in Nigeria before President Buhari came to spoil them?
why don't u ask of the good things he did ? Some people just love to hate without reason.
Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by Deentertainer(m): 1:13pm On Jan 14
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Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by VictorUSA: 1:13pm On Jan 14
Mariangeles:
A bag of rice was dirt cheap! Not up to #10k
Naira was max #170/$ back then, now it's almost #500/$
Businesses were ruined.
We all thought we had it bad until Buhari came and showed us what bad truly means.
In fact, Buhari redefined the term Bad governance
How? speak with fact.
Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by gratiaeo(m): 1:14pm On Jan 14
Buhari government is bad nothing to compare
Re: What Was Working Well In Nigeria Before Buhari Came To Spoil It by caprini1: 1:22pm On Jan 14
Sokoto state was a lovely place to visit and buy kilishi and a lot of good and cheap stuffs ,i cant visit again since Baba took over,too risky.

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