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Atiku lists 10 ‘big lies’ of Tinubu’s govt



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Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2023 presidential election has listed 10 lies by the Bola Tinubu administration.

Shaibu, a Special Assistant on Public Communication said in a statement on Sunday that the repeated lies were evidence that Tinubu’s only plan was to use propaganda to deceive Nigerians rather than do any proper work in rescuing citizens from the bottomless pit of bad governance they had been pushed into in the last eight years plus 117 days of the administration of the All Progressives Congress.

Shaibu urged Nigerians not to be deceived by the apology issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, and other aides to Tinubu.

He noted that they were only sorry because they had been caught and not because they were penitent, adding that, Tinubu has more media aides than economic and security advisers.

“My advice to the Nigerian media is to always fact-check any claim made by this government, as this would help maintain their credibility. If the Tinubu government says it is morning, go outside to verify if the sun is shining,” he said.


“These are the 10 lies of the Tinubu regime I have compiled so far: Bola Tinubu’s claim that the gasoline subsidy had ended was the first lie he told in his inaugural speech. With oil prices now at $94 per barrel and naira exchanging at N1,000/$1, the price of diesel has risen to about N1,000 per litre while petrol remains at about N620 per litre. It is obvious to the discerning mind that gasoline is now being subsidized, a position that all oil marketers have espoused. Nigerians should not be deceived. Tinubu’s claim that there is no subsidy is a lie from the pit of hell, and the fact that they are even hiding the information means there is no transparency, and the money is probably being stolen again.

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President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria

“The second lie spread by these charlatans was that all Nigerians were now free to travel to Dubai because the United Arab Emirates had immediately lifted the visa ban on them. Many undiscerning Nigerians, whose only transgression was to believe the false claims of an unreliable government, enthusiastically celebrated this lie. UAE authorities later confirmed to CNN that it was all a lie. What a national embarrassment!

Thirdly, Shaibu said “This dishonest government also claims that Tinubu was the first African president to sound the NASDAQ bell. It has since been established that Malawian President Jakaya Kikwete rang the bell on September 21, 2011.

“Another lie was a statement issued by Ajuri Ngelale on August 27, 2023, where US Presidential Envoy and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Molly Phee, was quoted as saying, “President Joe Biden is asking to meet with you on the sidelines of UNGA, and you are the only African leader he has requested to meet. It is a mark of his high regard for your leadership.” Well, this has turned out to be another embarrassing lie, as Tinubu has departed UNGA and never met President Biden.

“A fifth lie was a claim made by Tinubu on the floor of NASDAQ, where he stated that “We have retooled the exchange rate to a reliable, dependable one figure floating of the naira. You are free to take in your money and bring out your money.” But this is another lie from the pit of hell. The exchange rate on the I&E Window is about N780/$1, while the rate at the parallel market is about N1,000/$1. Besides, foreign airlines still have over $600 million of funds stuck in Nigeria. Tinubu, therefore, lied when he said, “You are free to take in your money and bring out your money.”

Phrank Shaibu is the Special Assistant on Public Communication to Atiku Abubakar

Phrank Shaibu is the Special Assistant on Public Communication to Atiku Abubakar

Shaibu added “On August 14, 2023, the Nigerian government said on its official Twitter handle that the Nigerian Air Force struck terrorists gathering at Kurebe in Shiroro LGA in Niger State. The government claimed that the terrorists were neutralized. Well, Premium Times has now revealed in its latest report that this is nothing but propaganda, as those who were killed were innocent civilians. Is it not tragic that the Bola Tinubu administration has now infected the military with its lies? Indeed, once the head of the fish is rotten, the body cannot escape corruption.

“As part of Bola Tinubu’s propaganda program, the Central Bank of Nigeria said on September 6, 2023, that within two weeks, it would inject $10 billion into the foreign exchange market to clear the FX backlog. Days after the deadline passed, not a single cent has been injected into the system as the naira continues its free fall. The institution that Tinubu’s leadership cannot destroy does not exist.

Shaibu also noted that “In his inaugural speech, Tinubu said, “As your President, I shall serve with prejudice towards none.” But this has turned out to be another bare-faced lie. Tinubu has been running a government of the clannish, by the clannish, and for the clannish, with all key appointments in every sector going to a section of the country, including CBN, FIRS, customs, the army, police, and immigration, while he himself is the petroleum and gas minister. Tinubu appointed 10 ministers from the southwest and only five from the southeast. If this isn’t prejudice, I don’t know what it is.

“Last month, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited claimed they had obtained an Afrexim loan of $3 billion, which would help stabilize the naira. We raised the alarm that it was all a ruse to deceive Nigerians. Now, we have been justified as the naira is now trading at $1/N1,000 on the black market, while Afrexim Bank has refused to speak on it. This was just audio money.

“Perhaps the biggest scam and deceit of the Tinubu administration was the Student Loan Act, which he signed on June 12. The new law provides loans for students’ tuition only. It doesn’t cover any other educational expenses. After the law was signed, all federal government schools began increasing school fees. But Dele Alake, the Special Adviser on Media as he then was, said in a statement that tuition in all government schools remains free and that the only fees that were increased were accommodation, laboratory, library, and other costs. So if tuition is free and the Student Loan Act covers only tuition fees, that means the Student Loan Act is pointless, and no money will be released. In essence, Tinubu’s government has prodded government schools to increase fees, while no loans will be given to the students. This is the height of deception and wickedness.”

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