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Friday, March 30, 2012

Bola Tinubu's week-long birthday celebration to cost N1 billion?

 
I heard N200 milllion, but Sahara Reporters is reporting N1 billion for his week-long, abi month-long birthday celebration.

From Sahara Reporters:
Former governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu had another leg of his  60th birthday celebration at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos yesterday. As SaharaReporters earlier reported, the former governor's month-long event is costing Lagosians and several Action congress states N1 billion with local government areas forced to cough out N10 million each. The government of Lagos state puts in N150 million. Governors of Ogun, Ondo, Edo, Osun, Oyo and Edo states all made N50 million donation each.
The rest of the money was donated by lawmakers and other politicians and contractors who benefit from the largesse dolled out during the former governor's reign in Lagos and beyond.

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...people dont hav jobs,homes and common basic amenities lik water,electricity etc and yet they are able to "dash" 50m to some old, awolowo lookin wannabe&thief extraordinaire to celebrate his bday??for a mth??Isssokay!!

Gaia said...

First of all, I recognise that Tinubu has done a lot for democracy and Lagos in particular. BUT this is soooooo excessive! On many levels this offends me, governors and chairmen were forced to contribute? and we blame them for looting??? All the contractors who have contributed will be rewarded in one way or the other. It's corruption galore... Maybe am only complaining cos I didn't get the contract to supply anything even just toothpicks for the event, lol

Anonymous said...

This is so crazy. I don't even believe this story anyway. This must be fabricated. Give a dog a bad name in order to hang it.

Anonymous said...

Where on earth does this happen? It is crazy that this excessive behaviour is allowed to continue.

Anonymous said...

They're all the same thing!

Anonymous said...

Nah wa oh dis people dey use us lik fools 4rm 200mill to 1bill na only God kw d real amount.may God judge all of u making us 2 die of poverty cos of ur selffish interest.thnks God say all of u pt 2gther no fit b God!!! I dnt care hw much moni d devil ve he cn neva be d most high!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Make dem come patronize me I make lovely cakes here in abj o! Is dat remi by his side

bammy said...

@Bamidele its a pity we bear the same name.fucking H.not only your dumb comments freak me out,the linda-linda thingy u say too.Damnnn it drives me mad like i should punch u thru your picture.attention seeking goat,aba ni lojuje omo.@Binta well said jare,they av more than skoin skoin.had to post on this post cos d other post on tinubu aint posting my comment.I hope this pple collecting free food know dis is Saara as d oracle directed,u r eating n baba will be well n healthy.all at ur own......figure out

YINOTINTO said...

too much money... naija is d only place where criminals are wastefully celebrated. God dey

PoLyMaT said...

And all d money goes tooooooo???

Anonymous said...

Political parties in Nigeria are more of social clubs with no idealogies to better the lots of ordinary man. If it were the ruling party now everyone will be raining fire and brimestone, they are all the same just that opportunity makes the thief, a bigger one in this case.
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jescci said...

Absolute rubbish and a waste of tax payers hard earned money.GOD dey dey look everybody and dey wait for Judgement day. Tinubu should stop fooling himself thinking he would step into Awolowo's shoes.

ETHAN said...

Na wa.wen some people dnt ve were to stay.It is well.

Anonymous said...

come oo linda, is it dat he saw a vision dat he is going to die dats why he is spending all d stolen money...lol

Anonymous said...

ONOME says.........................


WHEN ARE WE GOING TO FIGHT BACK???
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET UP AND DEMAND OUR FAIR SHARE?
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO QUIT TALKING THE TALK AND START ACTING THE TALK?

Linda did I read you right?1 billion???As in 100 million million?Blood of Jesus.
I went to Sahara reporters to read the story also.I am a lot shocked at Fashola.I always assumed he was above buts!

He is celebrating his 60th birthday with whose money?THIS IS ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY CONDEMNABLE.In a country where hunger and poverty scream on a daily basis this is so unfair.It's the added insult of telling the populace to go to hell;we are in power and you can kiss our a****s!!!

I thought Fashola was talking the otther day about the heat wave wahala.Did it not occur to this lawyer that such money being flagrantly dispensed to celebrate Tinubu's birthday could go a long way to alleviate the suffferings of the people he leads???

Only in my country is a political position an avenue to steal.Only in my country are political leaders not held accountable for their astronomical pilfering.Only in my country is a former governor able to use the citizen's money to celebrate his personal affairs.

SHAME ON YOU TINUBU
SHAME ON YOU FASHOLA
SHAME ON YOU OTHERS THAT ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THIS FILCHING

YOU ARE ALL COMMON THIEVES. POOOOOOOOOOO.I spit on you all

Austin said...

is it imopposible?

Anonymous said...

nawa oohhh but no hating if he kpeme tomorrow what happens next

Anonymous said...

one word waste

Anonymous said...

when people are suffering in this lagos one person sees millions or vene billions of naira to wast or would it pass more than one day i wonder

Anonymous said...

Cheap lie. Ondo State is run by a Labour Party government. Sahara should learn to de-emphasise sensationalism in its news reports. And you Linda should verify news before posting it.

Anonymous said...

seriously no offense, but this amount of money belongs to the people of nigeria and its a waste to use it on one man's bday.what rubbish is he God? if he wants to throw away his own money then good,let him. I hate, infact i loathe nigerian politicians, they are all corrupt. this negro is not even in office and he is still chopping up to 1billion. thieves, and God will punish each and every one of them. He should donate the money to an orphange instead, mtcheww ooohm, i swear this makes me wish i was ghanian, at least ill have electricity and okay government.

Anonymous said...

Wow...people dont hav jobs,homes and common basic amenities lik water,electricity etc and yet they are able to "dash" 50m to some old, awolowo lookin wannabe&thief extraordinaire to celebrate his bday??for a mth??Isssokay!!

Anonymous said...

Owo ara ilu

Atobatele said...

Everythn goes Naija. That's tax payer's money

Anonymous said...

I am, the no Sender.

You can imagine a news story like this. Don't you just feel like getting Boko Haram to drop a bomb in their midst? What is so annoying is that this is the same ACN that will run their mouth riot if this was a PDP event. Tomorrow someone will speak of how wonderful Fashola has been performing abi? This is hypocrisy at it's worst. Imagine the height of deceit. It's just so nauseating to even mention the amount being spent on this callous wastage and for whom? Bola Armed Bandit Tinubu. Every now and then you read of a Nigerian seeking help over one ailment or the other asking for relative meagre amounts for a surgical operation or the other and yet no help. God will visit his terror on these people one day.

Anonymous said...

why this elaborate party is he dying tomorrow i wonder what will happen when he is 70yrs,hissssss some schools in naija no get board n chalk

Anonymous said...

When some people are dying to see just 1000000 naira,this ones are wasting money they can't spend it on Nigerians abi foolish people abeg hunger dey catch me for house make they come give me money

Anonymous said...

Ha! ONE BILLION NAIRA!

Bamidele said...

N1 Billion, Pere (only) ko tie po rara...(Smiles) Afterall it's when you are alive you get to spend the money.
No one spends in the grave! So stay alive to enjoy your cash.
In all (while you spend,) remember the needy, poor, and helpless ensure to give back. Charity matters!

Anonymous said...

In one word...MADNESS..*Hiss*

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous that taxpayers money is used to celeberate to a corrupt leader's birthday. God save Nigeria!

karr said...

Wheneva I hear stories like this I can't help but weep 4 myself and Nigeria at large. Pls can I explain to me what is been celebrated? Guess there is more to these whole drama. Just yesterday while watching the Tv some1(really don't knw who he is)compared Tinubu to God imagine what people can actually say

Diva_inc said...

For only buyday? Na wa oooo.

Anonymous said...

60....lmao. he is not less than 70

serena mariposa said...

kai..abbbeg! this sahara reporters sha, is it that they fail to realize that 1 billion equals 100 million in ten places? abi is he flying all the guests out to A private island in Spain to hold the birthday??!!
on the other hand its not impossible and it wud be downright stupid if it happens to be true, even for a filthy rich person.

Anonymous said...

rubish

portieey said...

Na real wah! Imagine! This country is so sick, from the look of things, there's no cure for our illness. Why shud local government chairmen and state governors cough out money for his birthday. Using tax payers money to celebrate bday? Shioor.
I'm just so glad that one he'll leave dis world with absolutely nothing to face judgement. For now enjoy.

Anonymous said...

It shows dt even dose dt claim 2 be pure actually have dirt under dier sleeves. 1 billion for Bday, na heaven dem wan do am

Anonymous said...

Ki lo n dun ninu awon ode yi?? (What is making this fools happy?).
Bunch of shameless thieves, you would steal our money and still make life difficult for us because u are celebrating your birthday.
What are you celebrating?? Just go and think about how much pain you have caused the people of Lagos. God will judge you all.

sexymoi said...

May God purnish u till your generation unborn as u lavish our money on frivolities....the masses are suffering yet u're donating so much for one stupid b'day cerelation as if na asiwaju go 1st clock 60...

Anonymous said...

This is beyond ridiculous. Free handouts or creating jobs. I know sahara trash as usual is prob overexaggerating the amount but why spend this much on a gig. Unless maybe he was sick and almost died and it is one huge thanksgiving sha. Cos really he won't be able to take the money to heaven

Anonymous said...

in my opinion, sahara reporters are biased, so it might nt be accurate

Anonymous said...

Linda check this out

http://www.mynewhitmanwrites.com/2012/03/to-be-fair-other-side-of-ogochukwu.html

Anonymous said...

Linda why are you quoting Sahara Reporters??? That website is not a good source of reliable information yet you continue to rely on them, I wonder why???

kcee said...

Pure waste of public funds. What is so special about the guy self?

Duke Emeka said...

Nawa oo, that's there bizness, they won't develop their states.

Adeola Agunbiade said...

Hmmnnnn..... At the end of the day there is a day of reckoning especially when you havr pulled your ropes long enough and start to spend silly that it is so freaking obvious you are nothing but a glorified thief as in this case....... Ibori eventually got his who would have thought the way he was carrying on and with yar'adua solidly behind his back guy even had the audacity of thinking of becoming president in 2015 but see how God komot chair for hin yansh...... We'd all be here.... It might take a while but justice would be served and it becomes even surer when all caution is thrown to the wind and CAN prides itself as a better alternative to PDP buncha hypocrites nd fools thinking we are non the wise

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, I see Tinubu as a cancer that won't let Fashola do his best! He spent 8 years, and failed woefully. Now his part has a few states and he thinks he is now a saint. His judgement will come one day!

Chikaka said...

A party fit for a behemoth. The king who must be obeyed!

Zicolo said...

Na for we country o. They block the whole of Surulere yesterday just for the birthday. I don't even know if to say happy birthday.

Anonymous said...

Ole buruku......

Anonymous said...

Ahan kilode 1billion? Na wa oooo. Yinka

mama somtee said...

They should have planted a very big bomb @ least half the Nigerian prob will be over , useless set of human being , how are they different from PDP .
pls do not blame linda , if you are here in lagos , there are billboards all over the place celebrating the useless moroon , take a drive to bourdillon and see waste na wetin sef , and the useless people dat are rushing for food and gifts , would not realise that is their money they are using to feed dem .
he has converted the whole of lagos , as his personal property and they will go to mosque oooh , wonder what the imams are telling them ---- may they all rot in hell .

Anonymous said...

Whether it's 200million or 1 billion, it's no surprise anymore that the rich in nigeria waste money like no one's business.

But, no worry, their day of punishment and judgement is closer than what we think, where they will all be exposed and go down.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, where do they get their facts from, it beats me y linda continue to quote them, is it possible to force each local govt to cough out 10million naira each? Let's use our brains small. Linda ikeji stories r based on rumours not facts...

Anonymous said...

So where do you stand in this matter? In the last post on Tinubu you called him a great leader, later you said you would have loved to cut his cake from where his glasses were. Now you are confused, speaking from both sides of your mouth. Abeg make up your mind.

Bellarose said...

I don't believe a single line of this story. I still respect Tinubu for investing his wealth (stolen or earned) back in the country and giving employinment to jobless youths, Dis the Govt of 9ja can't and didn't do
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

***** Omalica cares ******

Anonymous said...

My dear, believe it o! It's the same way oil companies and everybody else was forced to contribute towards the campaign n election of our dear clueless n spineless president gej. It's all part of the game of politics or no contract for u.

wellawallu said...

@mama somtee you sound extremely stupid and ignorant. You are one of the biggest problems naija has now and not even thieving politicians. No one in their right senses should ever support terrorism and their mode of operating or dealing with situation. It is disgusting you can even wish bombing on any human being. Na you and your generation to come they will bomb. Sahara reporters is filth. They report things now just to get traffic to their site. That aside, this is over board. Why spend this much money on one birthday? can this Tinubu man sincerely say he worked hard for all the money he is throwing into this party? your day of recokning will come o Bola Ahmed Tinubu. You will have to answer to the most High God why you stole for a living...

webround said...

It never ceases to amaze me how people jump to conclusions without any form of proof. Sahara Reporters claims the cost is 1 Billion. They have not supplied any form of proof for this, not even a rough break down of the constituent elements which make up the 1 Billion Naira. Secondly, Sahara Reporters has not supplied any form of proof that the Govs contributed N50 Million each.

It is possible that the Govs contributed this money but in the absence of proof, why should we believe it?

Anonymous said...

My dear plz 100million is not 1 billion! "1000"million is 1 billion!do the math

Jess said...

This man with all his money looks too old for 60! Seriously, life expectancy should be discussed and taken more seriously in Nigeria. For instance, can anyone in this forum name just 5 Nigerians that they know who are over 80? How about 10 people over 70? The truth is many people die before these ages. We don't even get out into the abundance of sunshine that God gave us, all because of riches. Everyone now drives around with air conditioned cars with tinted glasses. They have no idea that they do not have Vit D which is essential in fighting many diseases like cancer. No wonder cancer is now so prevalent in Nigeria. Pls fellow Nigerians, let's talk more about health and fitness. Just my 2 cents!!!

Anonymous said...

hilarious

Anonymous said...

IT IS AT TIMES LIKE THIS THAT I SHUDDER AT BEING A NIGERIAN!!!!!...I MEAN SERIOUSLY ONLY IN NIGERIA CAN LICENTIOUS, IMMORAL BEHAVIORS LIKE THIS PERSIST....TINUBU IS A BLOODY PROFLIGATE WHO OUGHT TO BE THOROUGHLY ASHAMED OF HIMSELF....WHO SPENDS MONEY LIKE THIS WHEN THE MASSES ARE SUFFERING UNDER BACK BREAKING AND GRINDING POVERTY?? I MEAN SERIOUSLY WHO???? THESE CORRUPT MISCREANTS NEED TO BOW THEIR HEADS IN COMPLETE SHAME AND GO INTO THEIR CLOSET AND ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS...

WHY NOT USE THE DAMN MONEY TO CREATE JOBS FOR MY PEOPLE WHY NOT ??????

Anonymous said...

THIS SCALLYWAG HAS COME AGAIN HE IS NOT LESS THAN 70 YRS OLD..IT IS SO SHAMEFUL WHEN MEN LIE ABOUT THEIR AGES!!!!MSCHEEEEEW!!!!

Anonymous said...

JEALOUS PEOPLE. ASIWAJU IS THE NEW FACE OF YORUBA POLITICS. WITH THE DEATH OF AWO, TINUBU HAS TAKEN OVER THE POSITION..IF YOU HATE IT, HUG THE TRANSFORMER

mama somtee said...

@ wellwull or whatever , why don't you take up a placard and fight tinubu , while not supporting terrorism , just how do u suppose this sort of high end corruption would be solved , when ever these fools get tired or too old , they pass it on to their next of kin and so the circle continues , or what other suggestions might you have saint wellwellu ???????????

Anonymous said...

Am so sure Ondo state listed must be an error. Mimiko can't be a party to that nonsense.it should be Ekiti state where developement since ACN commenced administration

Anonymous said...

Europe went through periods like these ...where the bourgeoise in society drank and squandered state taxes and money....then came a fierce revolution in France and this corrupt system that took centuries to buil was overthrown in three years...so all u politicians yall will surely face the music!!

The sage said...

Its very possible 2force LG chairmen 2donate.I work wit Lag state govt so I know.Dat amt is nt evn seen as much.Tinubu,regardless of al dis waste has reli helped in lag.Fashola cld nt hv performd if he was nt there 2control d political vipers &hawks,who by d way, exist in al parties

OSAMWONYI said...

ITS UNBELIEVEABLE PLEASE VERIFY AND CUT OUT SENSATIONALISM.ITS THE 1B ON FOOD SURE TINUBU WOULD GIVE QUT GIFTS TO THE NEEDY!

Anonymous said...

Wats d differnce btw labour and acn, they both share things in common and they are made up of the same caliber of people