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President Jonathan sacks Aviation Minister Stella Oduah & 3 Others



Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi - January 2014 - BellaNaija 02President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today Wednesday 12th February 2014 sacked 4 Nigerian ministers including Stella Oduah.

Stella Oduah, the Aviation Minister as well as Yerima Ngama (State, Finance), Godsay Orubebe (Niger Delta) and Caleb Olubolade (Police Affairs), were relieved of their duties.

Punch reports that a cabinet source revealed “They were dropped, they did not resign”.

For the past few months, Stella Oduah has faced a lot of allegations including purchasing two bullet-proof cars for N 255 Million (click here to read) and falsifying her Masters Degree (click here to read).


  1. madman

    February 12, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    She will be okay! She did a wonderful job. Keep on keeping on. Working in an appointment position in Nigeria is no easy feat.

    • jinkelele

      February 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      At least the Eastern states got an international airport – long overdue

    • madman

      February 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      yap! trying to work and play politics at the same time is no easy feat.

    • Miss Anonymous

      February 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Really?! If this is how we think then we deserve the “leaders” we have

    • MelonX

      February 12, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      A bi o! People accept such low standards. Celebrating mediocrity… she has done nothing and on top of that she stole money. On my way back to the States a few weeks ago, it was raining both outside and literally indoors in the concourse…I mean the ceiling was pouring water in various locations and we had to tip toe to board the plane. Even more amazing the janitors (guys in the yellow shirts) were gisting and one was sleeping a step from the leaks. They didn’t even bother to look for buckets to collect the water. And you have the audacity to say she has done well…it says so much about you doesn’t it.

  2. Blossom

    February 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    It’s about time for this madam STEALER ODUAH. Tueh!

  3. Hurperyearmie

    February 12, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Na now e wan start fresh air

  4. Iris

    February 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    This our president can like to shuffle like a poker player

  5. Tosin

    February 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    All this happened suddenly, so suddenly.
    – D’Banj

    • slice

      February 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      ah this one no be suddenly. if this woman didn’t see this coming, then she needs to ask her brain why it is taking up space on top of her shoulders.

  6. Mama Mia!!!

    February 12, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Nigeria my country…

  7. no heart to hate

    February 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    well well well

  8. Ndidi

    February 12, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    She did a wonderful job.
    Our Igbo daughter-Ada Oma ndi Igbo gburugburu 1 of Igbo land.
    We are proud of you biko. She’s the best thing that happened to the Nigerian Aviation System in a loooong time.
    Why is Diezani still there?

    • Fig leaf

      February 13, 2014 at 1:12 am

      This comment has just wasted cyber space. Nonsense and ingredients. Pscheew

    • hianh

      February 13, 2014 at 2:00 am

      Stealing. I guess money clouds our brains. Igbo people are proud of her? Ego speaks

    • Ada Nnewi

      February 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Aturu ofia biko shut your trap and stop disgracing Igbo’s that don’t believe in looting……Ewu!

  9. Me

    February 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Am Igbo and no sentiment attached because am first a Nigerian, am sorry but you are just pretty thief and it was really about time . You deserved what you got,Not only sacking you, you need to be probed and held accountable for what you did. And to your voltrons, let’s just try and say the truth to shame the devil for this once

  10. Jekwu

    February 12, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    What about madam and chair lady of money launder,Allison?

  11. wakawaka

    February 12, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I feel let down by some of the preceding comments. Given the armoured car debacle and her subsequent outing as a fake master’s degree holder, how can u praise her just because she is igbo? It just beggars belief! And before I get attacked, I am igbo myself. So if you found out an igbo person robbed your neighbour’s house, you will say to them ‘u have done well my personal person? What a load of hogwash and tribalistic nonsense! In case you don’t realise it, it is all of our money that paid for her cars. Yes, that is right- Our money! She didnt just steal from the yorubas, the hausas and other tribes in Nigeria…she stole from all igbos as well!!! Shine eyes and hold your politicians to account! And maybe, just maybe there will be a way forward for all of Nigeria!

  12. nene

    February 12, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    i think she made the most advancement to the airports compared to any other aviation minister. the lagos international (to mention a few) was looking much better in december.

    • madman

      February 13, 2014 at 3:14 am

      Thank you. Nigerians love to complain and don’t like to give credit where it’s due. She tried. How hard is it to admit that? Who else has done as much as she has? Pls name them or STFU. Take a seat.

  13. me me

    February 12, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Please its not about her being Igbo, we support her because she worked very hard! she is no saint but she is by far the best Aviation minister Nigeria has had till date… But thats the story of Nigeria, its the people who work that get fired (e.g Barth Nnaji) meanwhile some ministers are there silently chopping and no one is complaining. Its obvious that she ruffled the feathers of some cabals who have been gaining from the decay in the aviation sector for decades and now they have finally succeeded in kicking her out… on top of that other sections are angry because she built an international airport in Eastern Nigeria! Trust me in Nigeria its all about tribe and politics! PLEASE SHOW ME A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN NIGERIA THAT IS NOT STEALING???
    thought so… NONE!
    check online for pictures of the work she has done in major airports in nigeria, educate yourself and don’t let the cabals and media brainwash you!

    • Ada Nnewi

      February 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      Okay! let me break this down for you… Those airports she refurbished/upgraded or built were done up with incredibly inferior materials (which she would have budgeted the highest possible amounts for, claiming the materials used were premium) and the workmanship is no where near “state of the art” as is evident in the already degrading state of some of the newly refurbished airports e.g Lagos “old” Local airport… Don’t be surprised if the airports fall apart in the near future…Nigerians though!..You all love packaging..

  14. madman

    February 13, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Thank you. Nigerians love to complain and don’t like to give credit where it’s due. She tried. How hard is it to admit that? Who else has done as much as she has? Pls name them or STFU. Take a seat.

    • Ada Ada by Flavour

      February 13, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Thank You O!
      She did a good job

  15. Nneks

    February 13, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I would be one of the first to criticize stella when it comes to her fraud but her work portfolio cannot be denied…educate yourself…this woman withstanding the corruption has done more for Nigerian airports than any other Aviation minister I can think of…….Akwa Ibom has an Airport, PH dead one being renovated, Lagos is being renovated, Enugu renovated to international standard, etc….she is corrupt but she worked compared to others who just steal and pretend they are working at least with her you have evidence..

  16. oluwatosin

    February 13, 2014 at 11:58 am

    When will this country accept women for beign who we are. every woman that gets a sit of power must be disgrace out of office, no matter how well you work, Felicia Ette, Ndidi Okereke, Arumah Otteh, mrs Kuforiji-Olubi, Allison Deziani, Stella Oduah even Dame Patience not one is good enough for chauvinist

    • Ada Nnewi

      February 14, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Please take several seats…I’m a Feminist by every standard but some of the above women have done extremely horrible things that should not be emulated by anyone. In advanced countries they would have been jailed…

  17. NNENNE

    February 13, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Good. Hope we extend this to other corrupt Nigerians. I don’t want to believe that she is the only one!
    Wonder why Nigerian public servants do not declare their assets before assuming new roles.Corruption is everywhere, not just among Politicians.
    If we are serious about fighting corruption, first, Nigerians need a national identification number, without which one cannot do anything in society. Let’s determine, who is who, who has what, and their sources of income!

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