Call CBN Governor Lamido Sanusi To Order Now!-Femi Falana

Femi Falana
By Femi Falana

Last month, the Central Bank governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi granted a provocative interview to the influential financial times. In the said interview Mallam Sanusi blamed  the emergence of the  Boko Haram terrorist sect on the  the 13% derivation allocated  to the oil producing states from the federation account. The publication of the  ill advised interview coincided with the increasing wave of the murderous attacks  of the nihilist organization on innocent people in many parts of the country.

Since the CBN governor was not called to order for the reckless and diversionary interview by the federal government  Mallam Sanusi has been reported to have  engaged in the extra-budgetary  donation of N100 million to the victims of the Boko Haram menace in kano city on behalf of the central bank of nigeria. The illegal donation should not go unchallenged at a time that several nigerians are saying "To Thy Tents O Israel" due to their  unwarranted displacement in some states of the federation.

Government officials who have no concrete solutions to the problems confronting the masses of our people should stop resorting to  base religious and ethnic sentiments to further divide them. During the recent general strike and public protests Mallam Sanusi predicted that the nigerian  economy would collapse if fuel subsidy was not completely removed.

But as the  popular uprising could not be stopped  he began to sing a different tune by campaigning for a compromise in the circumstance. At the same time, Mr. Atedo Peterside, another member of the presidential economic team insisted that states like Yobe, Jigawa and Kebbi were being shortchanged to the tune of billions of naira by Lagosians!

But the revelations in the house of representatives committee on fuel subsidy have since exposed the monumental fraud committed by the nnpc and the cartel of fuel importers who were being shielded by the local economic team of imperialism. Did the federal ministry of finance not say the nation spent N1.3 trillion in 2011? Did the CBN not claim it was N1.7 trillion? 

But  the committee members   agreed with me that  the figure was over N2 trillion? In some other clime, these voodoo economists would have resigned from public office for misleading the government in such arrogant and negligent manner. But here they have been allowed by the government to engage in impera et divide tactics in defending the anti-peoples' economic policies imposed on the country by the world bank and the international monetary fund.

Since the central bank did not make  any donation to the victims and the dependents of the hundreds of innocent people who had been  murdered in cold blood in Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Niger, Kaduna, Adamawa, and  Plateau states by the dreaded sect, Mallam Sanusi should be sanctioned for the  diversion of public funds through the illegal donation.  

However, we maintain that the federal government has a legal duty to compensate the victims of civil disturbances arising from the crisis of underdevelopment that is associated with a neo-colonial capilalist society which has been embraced by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration. With respect to compensation for victims of terrorist attacks the federal government should restrain Mallam Sanusi and other government officials from usurping the statutory functions of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for dubious political objectives.

 

 

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can somebody advise?

I am hoping if there is someone any one in Nigeria be it the police or the efcc or any law enforcement officer who can advise me as to how I could assist in the battle against 419 scams in Nigeria. Yes I read somewhere that Nigeria is the third largest nation in the world for cyber crimes. What a record I must say Now. I have the records of a scammer who has been impersonating himself as the CBN Governor Mallam Sannusi Lamido. His Tel:+234 702 529 7937
This chap is a scammer and a sleek and a slimy devil.I can submit valid documents and proof to the law enforcement authorities for immediate action. Nevertheless I have been informed Nigerians have no fear for the law as every enforcement officer is equally corrupted. This means no action can be taken. I hope this can be proven wrong. If anyone out there is serious in taking action against this scammer and impersonator please do write to me at: wayangkulit@hotmail.com

@ John-Mark Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle"

yes you are very ryt that the southerners are scatterd all over the world as professionals,but y are u pretendn as if u dnt wat is their proffessn?lemme tell u if u dnt knw the southerners are noting but professionals criminals that are spoiling our country name all over d world.

Sanusi miss intreprite 13% derivation fund

As educated Sanusi clamed if he make surce atragiuse statement publicly he should render public apology to the oil producing state because is a slarp on the hands that feed the nation

LAMIDO SANUSI'S UTTERANCES

When Goodluck Jonathan admitted that Boko Haram members had invaded his cabinet, he obviously knew the likes of Sanusi was one.There are many more Boko Haram sympatizers in high places.As Fela Anikulapo Kuti once sang, "them go show themselves clear clear".Watch out for Atedo also, he might be a Southern Boko haram. Chikena!

SANUSI SHOULD BE ARRESTED BY THE EFCC

I am very surprise that a man of refine standing like Sanusi will turn around to behave like a rascal. His utterance, actions, and attitude in recent times left much to be desired. It is very obvious that if Sanusi can announced a whooping 100 million as donation without recourse to the National Assembly or Ministry of Finance, it means he has been running the Central Bank as a personal business. God knows how much he has embezzled or misappropriated since he became the Govenor of Central Bank. The EFCC or ICPC should take a close look at this guy before his wantonness wreck the nation or expose us to more bombing. SANUSI SEEMS TO BE SUFFERING FROM OLD AGE EXUBERRANCE

John-Mark, welcome to my World. (2)

Mr. SAAD IBRAHIM, what have you done for your people with your smartness? That is the question.

What have you done with your educational allocation? Northern Chapter of ASUU asked the same question many years ago - 1995, or 1994

You and your elite groups created the poverty and ignorance in the north in order to dominate the greater illiterate majority. Stop blaming it on GEJ.

The intellectual elite groups that would make the change are not the celebrated academics and opinion leaders of the south that you all know. But those who speak from the heart and write in simple and direct English - not writing for any audience or to entertain. These elite groups might not be known, but one thing is common among them - they love the north much as they love the south and they do not want Nigeria divided. Be that as it may, they will not hesitate to mention names.

That is what http://hamiltonatlarge.blogspot.com/ represent.

John-Mark, welcome to my World. (1)

I do not know how to describe SAAD IBRAHIM. Few weeks ago,he boasted that the northern elite are in the game to win it - that they have the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Rep, and the Vice President and they are in control.

SAAD IBRAHIM, may want to wear the gab of an intellectual, which I do not doubt, but he is living in the past. The new intellectual elite class of the south that you want to fight, know that very well. They know that the northern politicians are smarter than their southern counterpart, but what they are saying is that that smartness did not help the the middle class and the talakawas of the north.

And it still comes than to what Awo told Alhaji Shehu Shagari in the second republic :"it is not becoming the President of a country that matters most, but the use made of it."

Many thanks, John-Mark

As I read through this thread, I wondered how I would weigh in to all the nonsense I was reading but after reading John-Mark I saw that he had clearly captured my sentiments. Nothing more to add. The Northerners, the Ibrahim Saads of this world, if you have ears to hear, the truth has been told plainly. Shikena!

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle"93

Northern Youths should get their leaders to focus on educating the masses. Tackle the almajiri syndrom and cultivate a habit of self reliance and wealth-creation. If you are educated, chances are that you will ensure at all costs that your children are too. By this, many of them will break the vicious cycle of poverty and even compete with the children of the Elites. I know this is something the Northern elites do not want and I call it the "Ranka Dede" Principle. It is the foundation of the Northern Oligarchy. You must imbibe tolerance in order to attaract forign aid and donors from the West because thats the only source you will get help.

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle" 8

So my advice to Saad and Co., is first to mobilise their youth and properly identify the immediate challenge of the North as mass illiteracy. A system that mostly breed export beggars and alms seekers o other states of the federation is shameful and not sustainable. It is an indictment on Northern leaders, but that's a truth they dont' want their people to know so they keep pointing accusing fingers at the South. Imagine a supposedly educated person blaming the socio-economic condition of the North, including a 60-yr educational gap on the 13% revenue allocation of yesterday! The heigh of deception and manipulation for personal anggrandisement!

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle" 7

These are informal social safety nets not the creation of any progressive government policy, but the product of a resilient and studious people with a "self-help" or "do-it-yourself" mentality and "wealth creation" philosophy. These are things education gives to a people. If Sanusi and co are going to wait for the oil money to fis the problem of the North, then they are going to be wating a long long time because even the majority of the Niger Deltans -owners of thte oil- do not even benefit from it as of yet.

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle" 6

yet with the way even the religious fanatics crave these inventions of Western education, one cannot but wonder at the level of dilusion and ignorance!

Southerners are scattered all over the world as professionals and academics. Last year, the WOrld Bank said Nig Diaspora remitted $10bn back home through formal channels like Western Union. A Southern doctor or nurse working in the US would send home between $1000-$2000 out of which his extended family would feed, pay school fees, health bills and other basic needs.

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle" 5

@Saad Ibrahiim, make no mistakes, there is no getting out of poverty without education. Not in the 21st C! Even Osama bin Laden had wanted his children to go to Europe and the US and get Western education. Check www.bbc.co.uk
Education opens your eyes, thats why the Northern elites don't want their people educated and they employ religious education/fanaticism to achieve it. So their people can never rise up to challenge the status quo. Nothing is wrong with religious education per se, but nobody is going to build a bridge, a satellite, a cell phone or a computer through religous studies.

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle" 4

But Mallam Sanusi Lamido believes that problem is due to the derivation being paid to the Niger Deltans. So what will he say or do when the Niger Deltans eventually take total control of their resources? Will the North stop existing? I think the young generations of Northerners should reassess their situation and confront the real prolems of the North: mass illiteracy induced by political motives of the Northern Oligarchs so that they can continue to exploit their masses. So, that it 'd be difficult for one self-styled leader to blame the woes on another section of the country when he is a member and direct beneficiary of the schemes that had kept the average Northerner in illiteracy, poverty, disease, and squalor.

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle" 3

It is this type of self-deception that has provided the Northern elites with the arsenals to keep majority of Northerners in perpetual penury. It is not a coincidence that that it represents the poorest part of SubSaharan Africa the poorest region in the world. Just last week, a governor from one of the Northern States complained that of the 18000 students fielded for the WAEC/NECO exams only 17 had 5 credits and above! In the same week, Balarabe Musa, speaking at the Lagos Summit, said there is a 40-year educational gap between the North and the South. Some statistics put it at 60yrs.

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle" 2

I ask these questions not necessarily because I seek answers, but to point out the inconsistencies in your position. You claim the North does not need the South to survive but when the South says lets renegotiate and restructure the Union, You say no. When the SE says he wants to leave the Union, you say take your issues to the NASS. When the SS says I want to control my resouces, you say no. When the SW says I want to pursue the socio-economic and political philosophy that best suits me and develop at my own pace because the North is a drag on my development, you say no. So, exactly where do you stand? Or is somebody afraid to admit the obvious?
I am not an Ibo and I believe in One Nig but
certainly not this type.

@Saad Ibrahim: Northern Poverty and the "Ranka Dede Principle" 1

@Saad Ibrahim, your comment on the current distribution of political offices is interesting if not curious. From your previous comments, you suggest that you want the NASS to be the forum for any restructuring and not a SNC. Why are you afraid of a SNC? At least all other sections of the country except the North wants a SNC? Whats the North afraid of? Dinintegration? Why is the North afraid? You urged the Igbos, albeit cynically to first conquer their domestic intra-ethnic divisions before the rest of Nig will give heed to them. I have assessed these comments objectively and though I had my misgivings but didn't respond to them. Will I be right to conclude that you wish Nig to remain one only to the extent that the Fed govt controls the resources of the minorities? And that the British were right in telling the North that their only stake in Nig was political leadership and if they made the mistake of letting it slip away then they were done for?

You re a fool. How has

You re a fool. How has islamic banking destroyed the nigerian banking system. Open your eyes and see the truth. If christian dominated countries like the UK and US are embracing islamic banking why can't we. And has it been imposed on you. No one says u must bank with a bank that has that system. Ppl like u re the causes of religious crisis in this country.

You re a fool. How has

You re a fool. How has islamic banking destroyed the nigerian banking system. Open your eyes and see the truth. If christian dominated countries like the UK and US are embracing islamic banking why can't we. And has it been imposed on you. No one says u must bank with a bank that has that system. Ppl like u re the causes of religious crisis in this country.

Thank You

Thank you for this comment. As a Western, I have been fortunate to spent almost 2 months in the north (Adamawa) and I was surprised by how different northerners were. The first thing I learnt was the difference between Hausa and Fulani. Thank you, for giving me an insight in my reasoning.

I have learnt something today.

Thank you for this comment. As a Western, I have been fortunate to spent almost 2 months in the north (Adamawa) and I was surprised by how different northerners were. The first thing I learnt was the difference between Hausa and Fulani. Thank you, for giving me an insight in my reasoning.

Jameel. God Bless you Mr.

Jameel. God Bless you Mr. Osita. Please keep on trying to reunite our great Nigeria.

The south are being mocked

The house called Nigeria and all the content belong the Hausa-fulanis and they benefting from the building by the British, we are in serious mess and this will continue till God knows when. on the other hand who is claiming that Benue is not part of the north,don't they attend meetings of the states of the north? how many from Benue, plateaue etc, who refuted the statement credited to the shameless Joseph Waku of Daily sun 12th Feb. 2012, where the criminal waku defended the Boko-Haram killings in the north, and Threatened to carry arms against any body talking against killers in the name of Boko-Haram,for donating the Sect members GEJ will give more award the CBN sect member if he has not done that,Those who have started SNC struggle should not be intimidated by any threat or reckless remarks

SANUSI MUST GO

GEJ must sack that islamist fanatic now before he wrecks his government.

Sanusi MUST be STOPPED

Sanusi was the one that wanted to introduce Islamic bank in Nigeria. he has destroyed our banking system.

LET HIM RETURN THE MONEY

This is the 2nd time this CBN governor is giving out our money to B/H in disguise. Sanusi cannot be using the money as his private property. The ewu president must demand that Sanusi returns the money immediately. Southerners do you have ears? This is how the Hausas have being spending the federal money for years. ENOUGH!!!

Is Jonathan really in charge ? Over to your scum bags; Deri,

Only in a Jonathan's Nigeria can the CBN governor dip his hands into the treasury and give out a whooping N100m.
I hope Falana is not right because this is beyond disbelieve. Is Jonathan really in charge ? Over to your scum bags; Deri, Stanley Igwe and Ify-deranged.

Is Jonathan really in charge ? Over to your scum bags; Deri,

Only in a Jonathan's Nigeria can the CBN governor dip his hands into the treasury and give out a whooping N100m.
I hope Falana is not right because this is beyond disbelieve. Is Jonathan really in charge ? Over to your scum bags; Deri, Stanley Igwe and Ify-deranged.

Falana

Falana
This is the man who has continued with the legacy of late Gani and does not need to be condamned by any reasonable Nigerian.

An average Nigerian whether noth or south doesn't have grodges with each other except the cancerous seed of discord that has engulfed the entire lenght and breath of this country - corruption.Having to use billions anually to divide the masses and further enrich themselves.

I was and still disappointed in Sanusi in the role he played in the fuel subsidy debacle when he should have known it's the cancer of corruption that is bleeding Nigeria to death.

SIMON

I WANT TO APOLOGISE FOR ALL SPELLING, GRAMMATICAL ERRORS ETC. YOU SEE I AM BORN A HAUSA MAN AND WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO ACCEPT ANY CORRECTIONS YOU MIGHT MAKE IN MY ENGLISH. PLS DONT TELL ME TO LOOK AT IT JUST POINT OUT THE CORRECTIONS SO THAT I CAN AVOID THEM IN THE FUTURE. THANKS.