Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,962,604 members, 7,187,683 topics. Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022 at 12:53 PM

Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi (39501 Views)

Tinubu And Osinbajo Disqualified From APC Primaries? - Farooq Kperogi / Top 10 Popular Nigerian Lies With Enormous Staying Power By Farooq Kperogi / Nnamdi Kanu: Federal Govt Spent More In Niger Republic Than In Southern Nigeria (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (Reply) (Go Down)

Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Racoon(m): 6:02am On Aug 04
It has come to light that Muhammadu Buhari has approved N1.4 billion from Nigeria's coffers (without the approval of the National Assembly!) to help the Republic of Niger buy vehicles for its government officials to fight insecurity while insecurity engulfs Nigeria and while ASUU is still on strike.

Many Nigerians are understandably angry and are asking why Buhari seems to have more loyalty to Niger Republic than he does to Nigeria.

Well, here is what I wrote about that in my June 12, 2021, column titled “Making Sense of Buhari’s Nonsense Now Senseless” (https://www.farooqkperogi.com/2021/06/making-sense-of-buharis-nonsense-now.html?m=1)
Or take his justification for building a railway in Niger Republic while most parts of Nigeria are devoid of basic transportational infrastructure. “I have first cousins in Niger,” he said.


“There are Kanuris, there are Hausas, there are Fulanis in Niger Republic just as there are Yorubas in Benin Republic and so on. You can’t absolutely cut them off.” In which world does this make sense? So, he isn’t building infrastructure in Benin Republic, Cameroon, and Chad because he has no cousins there?

And, perhaps, he hasn’t built infrastructure in other parts of Nigeria because he has no cousins there? Buhari is supposed to be “president” of Nigeria. It is to Nigeria and its constituents that he owes allegiance, not his cousins and kinfolk in another country.

It is borderline treasonable to deprive a country you lead of its resources and wealth in order to develop another in which you’re not even a legal citizen just because a part of your ancestry is traceable to that country.

Yes, colonialists arbitrarily imposed unnatural borders on the African continent and created nation-states without regard to pre-existing polities.

I also come from a border community. Borgu, where I am from, used to be a confederacy that stretched from parts of what is now Kwara State, Niger State, Kebbi State to what is now northern and central Benin Republic.

More than 80 percent of the people who speak my native Baatonu language live in northern and central Benin Republic. Most people from the border states of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Kwara, Niger, and Kebbi have relatives in Benin Republic.

Just like people from the border states of Cross River, Taraba, and Adamawa have relatives in Cameroon. People from Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, and Kebbi have relatives in Niger Republic, and Borno also shares borders with the Republic of Chad.

But our nation-states have existed for more than five decades and have acquired independent identities in spite of their unnaturalness. Niger Republic is a Westphalian sovereign state like Nigeria is. Buhari’s emotions can’t override that fact.

If everyone from Nigeria’s border states becomes president and decides to divert resources from Nigeria to develop their kinfolk in a neighboring country, what will become of Nigeria?

This is particularly concerning because Buhari has shown time and again that he has more emotional investment in Niger Republic (because hisfather migrated from there to Dumurkul in the Daura Emirate of Katsina State) than he has in Nigeria which he leads. (He might as well go the whole hog and build infrastructure in Senegal since it’s the ancestral home of the Fulani, his paternal relatives).

He talks about Igbo people, his Westphalian compatriots, with unconcealed animosity & genocidal fury but builds infrastructure for his kinfolk in a foreign country using resources derived from a part of the country his openly disdains supposedly because they gave him only “5 percent” of their vote. That’s not the way to run a modern state….

https://twitter.com/farooqkperogi/status/1554898529956642816?t=YdStcQ1kvPjPoRoT3R2Ksw&s=08

365 Likes 60 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Racoon(m): 6:06am On Aug 04
Buhari is supposed to be “president” of Nigeria. It is to Nigeria and its constituents that he owes allegiance, not his cousins and kinfolk in another country.

It is borderline treasonable to deprive a country you lead of its resources and wealth in order to develop another in which you’re not even a legal citizen just because a part of your ancestry is traceable to that country.
This man has so much spurn the Nigerian constitution with utter impunity, committed a lots of treasonable offences and freely violated the sovereignty of this nation courtesy of a rubberstamp NASS.

368 Likes 45 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Racoon(m): 6:08am On Aug 04
He talks about Igbo people, his Westphalian compatriots, with unconcealed animosity & genocidal fury but builds infrastructure for his kinfolk in a foreign country using resources derived from a part of the country his openly disdains supposedly because they gave him only “5 percent” of their vote. That’s not the way to run a modern state….
We were always right about this incarnate. God bless the 5%ters. Histroy will forever be kind to us.

287 Likes 22 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by fman(m): 6:14am On Aug 04
Na jubril be that.
If you know, you know.

95 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by YinkaOlusesi16(m): 6:18am On Aug 04
i dont blame buhari, i blame those who voted him for 2nd term. i swear fulanis will never rule this country again.

233 Likes 9 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Maxymilliano(m): 6:19am On Aug 04
A careful study of Buhari's genealogy will show that he's firmly rooted in Niger Republic and they say, Charity begins at home.

He once boasted of having first cousins in Niger and can not cut them off for any reason. He had to approved rail lines linking Nigeria to Niger for easy access to his cousins

71 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by chatinent(m): 6:20am On Aug 04
Can I see Buhari please?

175 Likes 8 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by APCnaPDP: 6:25am On Aug 04
Buhari that is supposed to be the president of all the zones is more interested in Niger and people are defending it. People can defend anything even when the truth stares them deep in the face.

128 Likes 5 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Born2Breed(f): 6:25am On Aug 04
Buhari is from Niger, just the way Atiku is from Cameroun and Tinubu is from Bénin.

These people are not indigenous Nigeria and they will sell this country just the way Buhari has sold this country.

159 Likes 7 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Samunique(m): 6:38am On Aug 04
undecided

This is particularly concerning because Buhari has shown time and again that he has more emotional investment in Niger Republic (because hisfather migrated from there to Dumurkul in the Daura Emirate of Katsina State) than he has in Nigeria which he leads. (He might as well go the whole hog and build infrastructure in Senegal since it’s the ancestral home of the Fulani, his paternal relatives).

No wonder Buhari has always pursed anything that will bring down and tear apart Nigeria bcs he's not a legitimate child of the soil.

A Yoruba adage says, "If a family is still at peace, it's bcs the illegitimate children of that family are not yet grown.

It's quite unfortunate that the bastards are now running the affairs of Nigeria. cry

61 Likes 7 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by princepeter566: 6:39am On Aug 04
I was told, blood is thicker than water.

19 Likes

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by robinso01(m): 6:41am On Aug 04
Vote for atiku and he too will do the same to cameroon

35 Likes 1 Share

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Racoon(m): 10:29am On Aug 04
APCnaPDP:
Buhari that is supposed to be the president of all the zones is more interested in Niger and people are defending it. People can defend anything even when the truth stares them deep in the face.
Aptly said. He might as well go the whole hog and build infrastructure in Senegal since it’s the ancestral home of the Fulani, his paternal relatives).

26 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Built2last: 1:19pm On Aug 04
The lame duck of a senate president has every too to remove this man and save Nigeria but all the sinators are without balls

36 Likes 1 Share

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by donofdons: 1:19pm On Aug 04
Lol
Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Lovenorth: 1:20pm On Aug 04
This angry frog should shut up if he has no reasonable things to say

3 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by emeernest: 1:20pm On Aug 04
Buhari's secret wish is for the entire country to be overrun by his kinsmen & also his cousins from Niger & Chad.
Reason for his Nepotism & romance with Bandits & the very porous borders in the North.

52 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by jkpbestseries: 1:20pm On Aug 04
Nigeria on one chance

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by xpressionx(m): 1:20pm On Aug 04
Where is the lie?

1 Like 2 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by vision2050: 1:21pm On Aug 04
Buhari have completely finished Nigeria

3 Likes

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by ShaqFu: 1:21pm On Aug 04
Lol. This is actually funny.
Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by salbis(m): 1:21pm On Aug 04
If this wasn't exposed by David, this government wouldn't have said anything. I watched finance minister yesterday, where her body language betrayed her. She was uncoordinated and her sentences are almost uncoordinated while trying to justify this shameless act. Buhari is a disaster to Nigeria simple.

41 Likes

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by owiko(m): 1:22pm On Aug 04
By the time Buhari is done with Nigeria, we'd know that voting along religious or ethnic lines, and or out of sentiment is raw madness

39 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by SAMTOBIJU(m): 1:22pm On Aug 04
Thanks to the most useless NASS ever. There should be a serious call out against the present NASS. They are too useless

26 Likes 1 Share

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Deeprooted: 1:22pm On Aug 04
Bihiri is a thief!

I now doubt his citizenship of Nigeria

17 Likes

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by GreyLaw(m): 1:22pm On Aug 04
With each passing day Buhari is coming more criminal. I don't blame him. I blame the useless NASS headed by some indolent man called Lawan.

And just a few poles away another man like Buhari wants to come rule Nigeria. God forbid!

13 Likes

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by sanerugwei: 1:23pm On Aug 04
It was an error Nigerians should NEVER allow to repeat in 2023...
Vote wisely

7 Likes

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Pells: 1:23pm On Aug 04
Na there he come from undecided undecided

7 Likes

Re: Why Buhari Is More Loyal To Niger Republic Than Nigeria By Farooq Kperogi by Arysexy(m): 1:23pm On Aug 04
He talks about Igbo people, his Westphalian compatriots, with unconcealed animosity & genocidal fury but builds infrastructure for his kinfolk in a foreign country using resources derived from a part of the country his openly disdains supposedly because they gave him only “5 percent” of their vote. That’s not the way to run a modern state….


And when we complain, fools tag it wailing, trying to reap where you did not show.

15 Likes 4 Shares

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (Reply)

Ben Murray-Bruce Pictured With His Adopted Son And Friend Ibrahim Aliyu / Doyin Okupe Offers N1million To Anyone That Can List 10 Achievements Of Buhari / What Buhari And US VP Joe Biden Discussed Today at breakfast

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 104
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.