419 starts from the top: President Yar'Adua budget signature 'forged'

Date: 08-01-2010 9:14 pm (14 years ago) | Author: King Samuel O Dguy
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Allies of Nigeria's ailing president forged his signature on the country's supplementary budget last month, opposition politicians have alleged.

They have written to the police asking them to investigate the forgery claims.

The government said President Umaru Yar'Adua signed the budget despite being treated for a heart condition in Saudi Arabia.

Mr Yar'Adua has been away for six weeks, fuelling fears of a power vacuum in Africa's most populous nation.

Doctors say he is suffering from acute pericarditis - inflammation of the lining of the heart. He also has a long-standing kidney complaint.

In a bid to dispel fevered speculation over Mr Yar'Adua's health, ministers have insisted the president is recovering from treatment.

Information Minister Dora Akunyili said the president had spoken to his colleagues over the telephone on Tuesday.

Several court cases have been launched demanding that power be officially handed to the vice-president.

And one group of activists has even suggested the president should be declared a missing person, and a search party should be sent out.

'Utter dismay'

In the latest move, an umbrella group for the main opposition parties known as the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has demanded that the police investigate the alleged forgery.

The group's lawyer, opposition official Femi Falana, said in the letter that the CNPP had tried to verify claims by the government that the budget had been taken to Saudi Arabia for the president to sign on his sick bed.

"To its utter dismay our client (CNPP) has confirmed that the signature of the president and the seal of the Federal Republic of Nigeria were forged by some persons in the presidency," the letter read.

"Our client has instructed us to request you to use your good offices to set the engine in motion for the investigation and prosecution of those who carried out the nefarious act."

The CNPP said it would take the issue to the federal court next week if the police failed to act.

Mr Falana, who is also senior opposition activist, is behind one of the court cases being brought against the government.

He wants judges to annul all decisions taken by the cabinet during the president's absence.

In the other cases, one activist wants Mr Yar'Adua to be sacked because of his ill health and the Nigerian Bar Association is demanding that power be handed over to Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan.

The courts have asked for the three cases to be merged, and the consolidated case is due to be heard next week.
© 2010 BBC


Posted: at 8-01-2010 09:14 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- 25_vivi at 8-01-2010 10:06 PM (14 years ago)
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not surprise

Posted: at 8-01-2010 10:06 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Abphrase at 8-01-2010 10:13 PM (14 years ago)
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ogaaooo...this na naija 4u,its a pity hearing this!,wat do poor pple do!
Posted: at 8-01-2010 10:13 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- Abphrase at 8-01-2010 10:13 PM (14 years ago)
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ogaaooo...this na naija 4u,its a pity hearing this!,wat do poor pple do!
Posted: at 8-01-2010 10:13 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- chogzie at 8-01-2010 10:34 PM (14 years ago)
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you blame them?
Posted: at 8-01-2010 10:34 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chogzie at 8-01-2010 10:35 PM (14 years ago)
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you blame them?
Posted: at 8-01-2010 10:35 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bazemaster at 8-01-2010 10:47 PM (14 years ago)
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...(out of words)

Posted: at 8-01-2010 10:47 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sahga at 8-01-2010 10:54 PM (14 years ago)
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interesting
Posted: at 8-01-2010 10:54 PM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Gd4real at 8-01-2010 11:12 PM (14 years ago)
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Does that seat belong to a perticular group or family?Huh?Huh?Huh? ... Embarrassedis a pitty we nigerians cannot sit up and fight for what is right for the ordinary nigerians,...maybe is their inheritant...God go punish all of them one by one.
Posted: at 8-01-2010 11:12 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- derbi at 8-01-2010 11:13 PM (14 years ago)
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na so Grin no be today he don tay.
Posted: at 8-01-2010 11:13 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- obietrizzy at 8-01-2010 11:20 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: Abphrase on  8-01-2010 10:13 PM
ogaaooo...this na naija 4u,its a pity hearing this!,wat do poor pple do!
guy we don hear u, u dont need to repeat it twice...lol
Posted: at 8-01-2010 11:20 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- myolu at 8-01-2010 11:39 PM (14 years ago)
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 Don't mind the polithievesians.Thief, ole, baraoh banshan u shall by execution
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- COLA-MAN at 9-01-2010 12:06 AM (14 years ago)
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One American Ambassador to Nigeria once said that even when you asked Nigerians to get a signature from Almighty God, they will surely get just in 3 minute!!
I no suprise at all!!
Posted: at 9-01-2010 12:06 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- 25_vivi at 9-01-2010 12:48 AM (14 years ago)
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keep waitin for God
dont get up and claim wat belongs to you
you will all suffer
nigeria is like the titanic
you can either all pay attention
to wat the person in charge is doin and help him
get u all there safely
or u can all sit down in ur houses go clubing and pretend nothins wroung
and u all will go down with the ship

what am saying is ... ur leader is gone
most likely dead
stop talkin and start actin
shine ur eyes
and dont believe what you cant see

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- dirtykid at 9-01-2010 01:25 AM (14 years ago)
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still people around him would have disclose that as well.
becos i know is not easy to get Mr president's personal seal

Posted: at 9-01-2010 01:25 AM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- cashempire at 9-01-2010 03:24 AM (14 years ago)
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I aint surprised
Posted: at 9-01-2010 03:24 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Annizzle at 9-01-2010 07:08 AM (14 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 9-01-2010 07:08 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- papashaker at 9-01-2010 08:34 AM (14 years ago)
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Will soon the death of errbody..(READ revelations) THIS UNTHINKABLE THINGS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD ARE INEVITABLE.THE END IS NEAR.(FOR CHRISTAINS,MUSLIMS,OTHERS)
Posted: at 9-01-2010 08:34 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- ojoawo at 9-01-2010 09:41 AM (14 years ago)
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  Grin Grin Cheesy Cool Tongue Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Cool Huh? Huh? Huh? Embarrassed Embarrassed
thats the trademark of a good nigerian
after God create nigerians he breathe 419 into them
make them help me get the signature of adam and eve lol Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 9-01-2010 09:41 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- harry4luv at 9-01-2010 10:00 AM (14 years ago)
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not new to me and u.
Posted: at 9-01-2010 10:00 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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