SSS Declares Okey Ndibe Enemy Of State-PM News, Lagos

Okey Ndibe
By Moyo Fabiyi

United States of America-based journalist and newspaper columnist, Prof. Okey Ndibe, says he has been detained five times recently because the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua administration had declared him ‘enemy of the state’.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS Monday, Ndibe said he was detained for 10 hours at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport when he returned to the country on Saturday.

A regular columnist with Nigeria-based The Sun newspapers, Ndibe said when he was first detained at the airport on his return to Nigeria in January 2011, security operatives told him that the Yar’Adua administration had included his name in the list of ‘enemies of the state’ based on his newspaper column that was critical of government policies or activities.

He said: “that time I was informed the Yar’Adua administration put my name in the list of ‘enemies of the state’ but President Goodluck Jonathan has instructed the SSS to remove my name from the list.”

The university teacher said he doubted if his name has been removed from the list because Saturday was the fifth time he was arrested at the airport on his return to or while travelling out of the country.

He explained that when in 2011 he was detained and his US and Nigerian passports were seized, they told him it was a mistake that his name had been removed from the list. But since then, each time he returned to Nigeria or was leaving, SSS would arrest and detain him, with his Saturday ordeal being the fifth time.

He said at a time on Saturday, he was kept alone in a room and when he phoned his wife to inform her he had been arrested and detained, a security operative seized his phone.

But while he was upset and protested the treatment meted out to him, another officer calmed him down, apologised and returned his phone to him.

P.M.NEWS gathered that when the SSS boss at the airport arrived his office at about 9.15 a.m. on Sunday, he got in touch with his boss in Abuja who ordered that he should be released.

“Thereafter, I was released. The officer said it was a mistake that will not happen again,” he said.

Ndibe travelled to the U.S. in 1988 to become the founding editor of African Commentary magazine.

His childhood memoir of the Nigerian civil war entitled My Biafran Eyes published in 2008 was an award winning piece.

Presently, he teaches at the Trinity College, Connecticut, USA and Brown University, Rhodes Island.
 

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DERI IS REUBEN ABATI THE EVIL MONSTER

Deri is Reuben Abati the disgraced writer who became Mada patience Jonathan's boyi boyi. Abati the foolish lunatic who respect money more than his own name.
shame on jonathan and derin aka reuben abati

Okey Ndibe

If the Nigerian Government declares you an enemy of the state, it means that you are doing something right. It means you are not buying into the lies and mismanagement and that you are not partaking of the corruption. In this case I can only say "Congratulations!" "Here is a Nigerian in whom there is no guile."
I do understand and empathize with the inconveniences that detention implies and the denial of freedom, but I would you were detained for this reason than to hear that you were detained for any other reason. You have joined Muokwugo Okoye and the other ex convicts who had paid dearly for speaking out.
Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba
Boston, Massachusetts
January 16, 2013

Prof. Ndibe is more important that 15 Jonathan Goodlucks

Deri combined with Jonathan Goodluck, his master Reuben Abati and all those he serve as a faceless coward can never accopmlish what Okey Ndibe have accomplished. Not even is the collectivelly try and live to be 1 million years. I respect Prof Ndibe more that crook with a criminal wife, Jonthan Goodluck. Drunken Fisher man with a criminal wife Jonathan goodluck served bny a

Okey Ndibe

If the Nigerian Government declares you an enemy of the state, it means that you are doing something right. It means you are not buying into the lies and mismanagement and that you are not partaking of the corruption. In this case I can only say "Congratulations!" "Here is a Nigerian in whom there is no guile."
I do understand and empathize with the inconveniences that detention implies and the denial of freedom, but I would you were detained for this reason than to hear that you were detained for any other reason. You have joined Muokwugo Okoye and the other ex convicts who had paid dearly for speaking out.
Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba
Boston, Massachusetts
January 16, 2013

@DERI,WHERE IS NAGODI SAAD?

If anything sinister has happened to Nagodi,DERI should be able to know,@DERI,TELL YOUR HANDLERS TO RELEASE NAGODI SOONEST,HE WAS EXERCISING HIS FREEDOM OF SPEECH.A word is enough for the wise.

@WAHALA,WHERE IS SAAD NAGODI?

Where is Nagodi,has he been abducted,kidnapped or caged,it is just sad that we dont know about his where about.Has Saad been killed or captured,we just need to know because even if anything negative has happened to him we need to let the whole world know and soonest.
Exposing a corrupt cabal holding our people hostage can be precarious so we must be ready to fight to the last second and stand by comrades like saad even if we never agreed on everything.

who else is on the list?

Please publish this list so we'll know if we're all on it. :-))

Stale News!

This is a very old News that is being recycled. And what I seem to have read is that the Yar'Adua Govt, for whatever reason, placed his name on some 'watch list'. Yar'Adua died about 3 years ago.

I also read here that the SSS Authorities, since President Jonathan's administration, have promptly released him, whenever he is mistakenly detained. That does not translate to "a State policy" or a deliberate 'policy' or act.

And Btw, who is Okey Idibe, if Sowore, of SR, was not "declared enemy of State" and detained during his recent trip to Nigeria? We must be careful about SENSATIONAL News! And must be wise to discern or sift old or stale News from current!

To detain Okey is normal...He is not Nigerian but United SS&SE

To detain Okey is normal because he is an alien. He is nt Nigerian but of SS&SE extraction. That is understandable. It is rightly so, because Nigeria has never been, is not and will never be a nation. This is the blunt truth that we love to avoid...When a large section of the continent is docile, unproductive, lazy, uneducated, averse to socialization, religiously intolerant and with an endemic vampire spirit, then you can only expect the worst from such a grossly imbalanced union of countries forced to live as a country by some stupid British who without consultation brought different nations together for their administrative convenience.

Until we reverse this glaring anomaly, we will continue to have strange events in "Nigeria" and very many many many wars within. This is certain. I still do not see any synergy between a Wafi man and someone from Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Bornu or Kano who prostrates to urinate. This is strange.

Long live the United SS&SE

Make them make me enemy of state jare.

Abeg as far as Nigeria is concerned, let them make me an enemy of state jare. We are talking of Nigeria one of the worst countries in the world. Abeg they should label me an enemy of state so I can change citizenship. What has Nigeria done for it's people and what can it do for it's people? Is the definition of a country just giving identity? Until there is a paradigm shift in this country, I wish there is a way I can change citizenship to that of another country that really cares about its people. The likes of Okey Ndibe are lucky they have another citizenship. If I was him I would have renounced my Nigerian citizenship long time ago. Mtchewww....

What a pity

Wahala I think people like you should be rounded up and shot without further ado. Your mentality lowers the average. Your joyful self enslavement cannot be remedied. You right to free speech notwothstanding..

Okay Ndibe Loves Being Detained

I remember that first detention which attracted comments from Prof. Wole Soyinka, "we've been there before", Prof. Ndibe was advised to apply to have his name removed from that list. He retorted that he did not put his name on it, and therefore was not responsible for removing it. Therein lies his troubles. Okay is waiting for Nigerian security thugs to actually do their work without the necessary egunje. The fact that after a phone call his credentials were returned to him is enough Respect that Prof. Ndibe should relish rather than sensationalize. Afterall, where is Sa'ad NAGODI today?

@Okay Ndibe : Bros, do the right thing...use your clout and swallow your title for a second, Apply to de-list your name before they really detain and rape you without vaseline! Panti na miliki...Kirikiri na Alcatraz!

our problem is only that company..

nigeria problems is only "PDP" is an organisation created for corruption and poor leadership. people like obasonjo a "failed" leader, poor leader, corrupt and criminal still has power to control nigeria bcos what he sowed mean a sick and weak beside corrupt installed him as president and his vice too is wicked, corrupt and fool. leader like jonathan who proud to b corrupt and incompetence leads us we are than progress of whatever means. about 14yrs of pdp with three leaders whom are most ever enemies of nigeria born.
what we wants is leader.... just a leader with clean sheet, faithful, with faithfull and intergrity, justice and fair play. but what so ever a wratt of masses sweept them soon.

OKEY CANNTO REPLACE LATE GANI-NO MATTER WHAT

I advised that the SS boss be fired with immediate effect when the first incident took place in 2011 to no avail. Who is Okey for the SSS to be troubled by his childish politically motivated antics to attract flies and maggots to his person at the MMA? The likes of Okey who are agents of Buhari and Tinubu, will do all in their power to bring 9ja down cause its an Ijaw man who is the head of state period. British Olympic hero Mo Farah was quizzed by U.S. border officials on suspicion of being a terrorist. The double gold medal winner, who was awarded a CBE in the New Year's honours list, said he was hauled before guards while entering the USA 4 a holiday this exmas. Border guards questioned him because of his 'Somalia origin'. The athlete even resorted to showing his Olympic medals in an effort to prove who he was. Yet obama was not impeached! Neither did d USA break into 2! Animals

This is the Nigeria that we

This is the Nigeria that we do not want or believe in. Prof Okey stirred the conscience of the nation. He speak the truth and nothing but the truth and offer ways for us to move and develop. Yet the enemies of progress want to gag him and frighten him to silence. We the people of this nation cannot be hoodwinked anymore. We are watching. Professor Ndibe more ink to your pen!

That is exactly NIGERIA.Truth

That is exactly NIGERIA.Truth is not wanted in that COUNTRY. SO You are enemy of the state when You tell the truth.And some big certificates without comon senses are still dreaming of greatness.RUBBISH:

denial

I herewith strongly deny that this same 'enemy of the state' has ever been a friend of mine - even if only corresponding!

you hear me: I only have friends who are friends of the state.

Thus stated !!!

Prof-of-penkele-statements

Detaining Okey Ndibe et al

Detaining Okey Ndibe by the security agents of the Nigerian state for the fifth time can NEVER be regarded as a mistake. It is purely a deliberate act meant to serve an illicit and toxic agenda for the state. And this should stop henceforth. For it beggars belief that a country mired in the battle for self survival and self preservation with a terrorist group, Boko Haram could divert resources to embarrass a patriot like Okey on the preposterous excuse that he is helping to 'save Nigeria from herself'. If anything, Okey should be garlanded for making out time to point Nigeria in the right direction to follow through his weekly catechism in various newspapers and online. Methinks all these prehistoric tactics and nonsense have departed Nigeria's shores with Abacha's demise!

Detaining Okey Ndibe et al

Detaining Okey Ndibe by the security agents of the Nigerian state for the fifth time can NEVER be regarded as a mistake. It is purely a deliberate act meant to serve an illicit and toxic agenda for the state. And this should stop henceforth. For it beggars belief that a country mired in the battle for self survival and self preservation with a terrorist group, Boko Haram could divert resources to embarrass a patriot like Okey on the preposterous excuse that he is helping to 'save Nigeria from herself'. If anything, Okey should be garlanded for making out time to point Nigeria in the right direction to follow through his weekly catechism in various newspapers and online. Methinks all these prehistoric tactics and nonsense have departed Nigeria's shores with Abacha's demise!

The Real Enemies Are

Here they are: Dumbo Joe and cronies, Babangida and cronies, Obj and cronies, EFCC, PDP as a whole, ICPC, SSS, Police, David Mark and all "SIN-ators", All "MEANisters" like Okonjo Iweala, Diezani Allison Madueke, Orubebe and co, Most Church General Overseers, Most Civil Servants, the list is endless and we know them. They cannot escape the wrath of the masses when the revolution starts. Pls do not feel safe because I have not included your names here. We know you. To Prof. Okey Ndibe, I apologise on their behalf. They think Nigerians are docile and that what is going on in the Arab world is far from here but that is a huge mistake. wait and see.
To the SSS, I say this...as long as you are not on this side, you will "go" with the other side. Read thru the lines.

Nigeria - A Bleeding Nation

My own detention is eminent since I believe in Okey Ndibe's philosophy and agenda for the bleeding nation of Nigeria.

@Ricky Umaru
Don't be silly. Can't you read the resume on this man in the article above? How did you come up with the name "Foreign Toilet Washers." Learning the difference between "Singular and Plural" should be one of your worries at the moment. You wrote toilet washers and you were referring to one person. Assuming I want to condone your made up name, I would say "washer" since I am talking about one person. You do not belong here, so get lost.

This forum you mistakenly found yourself in, belongs to a Nigerian who resides in the west, whose purpose is to make a change for you and others stuck in Nigeria. You are just jealous.

In case you do not know, many successful people, have delivered pizzas, newspapers, drove taxi cabs and more in their younger days. Talk about people in the house of representatives and senate etc.

SSS AND OKEY NDIBE

The real enemies of Nigeria state are people like Umaru, if that is his real name. He is a jealous bastard. This man is a professor at an Ivy League university, Brown University in Rhode Island United States and he called him toilet washer? Let me tell that fool, most of us here are well learned and engaged in gainful employment in different areas of our study. Umaru is an example of what is wrong with Nigeria. His people study Islamic studies and they are put in areas they know nothing about and are made head of service. His people are the ones dragging Nigeria backwards. From Babangida through to Abacha,they people destroyed Nigeria. It is time they leave Nigeria and other nations will see how we will progress. His people are a retard to Nigeria’s progress.

OKEY QUIZZED OVER HIS IBO ORIGIN MAY BE

I advised that the SS boss be fired with immediate effect when the first incident took place in 2011 to no avail. Who is Okey for the SSS to be troubled by his childish politically motivated antics to attract flies and maggots to his person at the MMA? The likes of Okey who are agents of Buhari and Tinubu, will do all in their power to bring 9ja down cause its an Ijaw man who is the head of state period. British Olympic hero Mo Farah was quizzed by U.S. border officials on suspicion of being a terrorist. The double gold medal winner, who was awarded a CBE in the New Year's honours list, said he was hauled before guards while entering the USA 4 a holiday this exmas. Border guards questioned him because of his 'Somalia origin'. The athlete even resorted to showing his Olympic medals in an effort to prove who he was. Yet obama was not impeached! Neither did d USA break into 2! Animals

Okey stop your childish politically motivated acts

I advised that the SS boss be fired with immediate effect when the first incident took place in 2011 to no avail. Who is Okey for the SSS to be troubled by his childish politically motivated antics to attract flies and maggots to his person at the MMA? The likes of Okey who are agents of Buhari and Tinubu, will do all in their power to bring 9ja down cause its an Ijaw man who is the head of state period. British Olympic hero Mo Farah was quizzed by U.S. border officials on suspicion of being a terrorist. The double gold medal winner, who was awarded a CBE in the New Year's honours list, said he was hauled before guards while entering the USA 4 a holiday this exmas. Border guards questioned him because of his 'Somalia origin'. The athlete even resorted to showing his Olympic medals in an effort to prove who he was. Yet obama was not impeached! Neither did d USA break into 2! Animals

REUBEN ABATI & JONATHAN WANTS TO KILL PROF. NDIBE

REUBEN ABATI WANTS TO KILL PROF. NDIBE OUT OF ENVY BECAUSE HE FAILED AS A WRITER AND PROF IS WAXING STRONG.

JONATHAN GOODLUCK AND ORONTO DOUGLAS WANTS TO STOP HIM FROM EXPOSING EVILS.

Okey go sit down 4 dirty!

I advised that the SS boss be fired with immediate effect when the first incident took place in 2011 to no avail. Who is Okey for the SSS to be troubled by his childish politically motivated antics to attract flies and maggots to his person at the MMA? The likes of Okey who are agents of Buhari and Tinubu, will do all in their power to bring 9ja down cause its an Ijaw man who is the head of state period. British Olympic hero Mo Farah was quizzed by U.S. border officials on suspicion of being a terrorist. The double gold medal winner, who was awarded a CBE in the New Year's honours list, said he was hauled before guards while entering the USA 4 a holiday this exmas. Border guards questioned him because of his 'Somalia origin'. The athlete even resorted to showing his Olympic medals in an effort to prove who he was. Yet obama was not impeached! Neither did d USA break into 2! Animals

Conts: UNNACCEPTABLE, NIGERIANS ARE WATCHING

Okey symbolizes the core virtues of honesty, integrity and undiluted love for his people. He means very well for Nigeria, I will be republishing his erudite commentary dailies for a reasonable time.
Okey symbolizes the core virtues of honesty, integrity and undiluted love for his people. He means very well for Nigeria, I will be republishing his erudite commentary dailies for a reasonable time in niajapolitics.

Who is this fool Rickety Umaru???

You must be a fool for asking a foolish question. You call Okey Ndibe names? Can you ever achieve what he has? Can your dumbo jonathan be the kind of asset that he is to Nigeria? Please!

Conts: UNNACCEPTABLE, NIGERIANS ARE WATCHING

Okey, is a special friend, and I know that he deeply care and strongly believe in his country. A higher calling that cannot be capturing in words drives him. A deep commitment and personal determination to touch and enhance the lives of every Nigerian big or small fuels his relentless energy. I once confessed to another mutual friend that, Okey’s moral views about life in general, is beyond reproach. He quickly agreed. A deeply religious person, he has no iota of malice in him, and is guided by an extremely high moral standard.
I am in shock, but for his international name recognition, they might have killed him. Even at that, Nigerians must be on the guard and accept no dubious explanation if anything happens to him.

UNACCEPTABLE, NIGERIANS ARE WATCHING

UNACCEPTABLE, NIGERIANS ARE WATCHING

The unreasonable seizure of a person is such terrible violation of fundamental rights, that, it must attract the highest level of reproach. The dubious excuse of “error in a targeted-to-be-arrested-list by Yar’adua” is nothing but a lie. To continually subject a deeply committed citizen of Nigerian to such a reckless and egregious abuse is deeply troubling. Two times in a short space of time, Okey Ndibe have been unreasonably seized, detained and searched in violation of his constitutionally protect rights. Each time, the same exact excuse given.

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