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President Buhari & German Chancellor, Angela Merkel at G7

For the past few hours, the hot topic on Twitter has been some errors President Muhammadu Buhari made during a recent press briefing.

Buhari mistakenly referred to Germany as “West Germany” and mentioned meeting with German president “Michelle” at the G7 summit. However, he  met with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and not the president. Furthermore, the president’s name isn’t Michelle – it’s Joachim Gauck.

Well, we can kind of see how the “West Germany” error was made. Germany was once called “West Germany” in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 to German reunification on 3 October 1990. So let’s just say say he called Germany its “old name.”

Here’s the video of the press briefing where he made the errors (after the 3:20 mark)

See what some people on Twitter are saying:

85 Comments

  1. tunmi

    June 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Yeah this is bad, and Nigerians will and did go in. I like Buhari but this is…em..eh eh, be careful next time oh. But calling him brain dead is a bit much

    • nnenne

      June 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Like calling GEJ clueless?

    • ziba

      June 13, 2015 at 3:07 am

      just like dey called jona clueless…n patience all sort of names….so it applies to pa buhari too …

  2. prince

    June 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    OK, SEEN. NEXT PLS!!!

  3. Bey

    June 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Nigerians easy on him

  4. Scared Homosapien

    June 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    My dad calls me all the names of all my siblings. Does that make him less intelligent? NO! Some people just have bad memory or recollection skills but that doesn’t make them less intelligent.
    I would only ask that he puts down important names on a piece of paper before he grants any interview, to avoid such repetitions.

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Hahahaha! Mine too. He calls me my siblings’ names about 3 or 4 times before he gets it right and actually calls mine.

    • Ilemona

      June 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Your dad is not President of the Federal REpublic of Nigeria.

    • chigurl

      June 12, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you for your response
      that is not the same thing at all o!

    • Scared homosapien

      June 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      He isn’t the president of Nigeria, but he’s the president of my house, yet I don’t insult him or look down on him when he makes that mistake.

    • Manuel

      June 14, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Did ur dad put down your name on a piece of paper? Or you were not that important to him?

    • No2nonesense

      June 14, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      @Scared Homosapien: Maybe we should scrap examinations/tests from our schools and job interviews then because those who fail and are therefore written off as unintelligent or not brilliant may just have the same issue (or non-issue, ass you make it seem) of “BAD memory or whatever”. Tell me one thing good about BAD. As a president, certain things are simply unacceptable and inexcusable. During the campaigns it was Osinbade for Osinbajo, All Progressives Confidence for APC, Nigeria for National (in INEC) and 6 months (for 6 weeks) regarding elections postponement. All these within 5 weeks of being in the spot light (3 weeks into the campaigns and 2 weeks after inauguration). Please, let’s call a spade a spade. The Nigerian constitution prohibits anyone with mental health challenges from being president or governor. One day he would refer to Russia as USSR and Nigeria (or the Southern part thereof) as Biafra or Equitorial Guinea as Panya and you would come online and say it’s okay?

  5. Sunshine

    June 12, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Oops, his staff should have debriefed him prior to having these meetings. C’mon Fashola, Fayemi, why are you guys there with him?. Even Obama gets briefings though he sometimes screws up peoples names as well. Hope this type of embarassment doesnt repeat itself.

  6. Jumoke

    June 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    They should let them. When they went hard on GEJ and Patience, it was funny. Abeg, who the shoe fits. Equal opportunity yabbing. If GEJ or Parience said this, the reaction will be the same, so Pa Buhari shouldn’t be immune. Embarrassing lots. What is good for Otueke is good for wherever it is he comes from. I totally agree, with that tweet. the silence IS demeaning. They will soon come up with an excuse. Waiting for Debola Williams to spin this one. Oh wait, he is in Rome for a wedding. President Michelle of West Germany. And I was just saying yesterday that I miss Patience. Just yesterday. Buhari has taken over the mantle. I wonder if he even remembered anything that he went to do there. It begs the question. West Germany ke. Symptoms of Dementia perhaps?

    • Jumoke

      June 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Deafening*

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Please learn the actual meaning of “begs the question” because you used it wrongly.

    • IAMUNDOMITABLE- Aisha Buhari Said So

      June 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      @Jumoke, Kizzezz [email protected] Equal opportunity yabbing.

    • commmy

      June 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Jumoke you are an objective person keep it up gal. don’t mind the others they are hypocrites

  7. A Real Nigerian

    June 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Germany wasn’t once called “West Germany”, just a part of it was.
    There was East Germany, too.

    • Galaba

      June 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Well..the part Pa Buhari went to was called West Germany last time he checked 25 years ago. He updates his current affairs every 25years. Should he be appologetic about that.

  8. Warizdiz

    June 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    It is a sunny and bright day today! I am happy and l wish the DoD well. You can only give what you have.

  9. Warizdiz

    June 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Happy birthday TKum. May God do for you that which is good for you. I wish you good health, long life and plenty Moolah.

  10. Cee

    June 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Yes. People make mistakes. My own issue is that this was the “host” country of the G7 summit he attended. It seems to me someone didn’t even want to know the difference. So all the time they spent there,they never heard of “Germany”?

  11. nwa papa

    June 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I’m a fan of Buhari and I found this very funny… Heck, I didn’t realize the Berlin Wall that divided east and west Germany had been erected again 😀 plus president Michelle of Germany, damn these Obama’s are taking over ROTFL…
    PMB, I forgive you this time but make sure this never repeats itself again 😛

  12. Jane Public

    June 12, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    The office of the presidency has never been respected on Nigerian social media. Anyone who cries foul here, should be asked if they are suffering from short term memory loss. Not that this is right, but chai it is funy and cringe worthy. As @Jumoke said above “equal opportunity yabbing”.
    GEJ wasn’t shown any understanding, so Buhari wouldn’t be shown the same. Okay, tit for tat isn’t right abi we should all grow up. Yawn!!!! Buhari and his people shouldn’t forget that the same social media that was used to campaign for him, is the same one that will be used to ridicule him. He is 73, GEJ wasn’t the mate of those who “yabbed” him on social media. either You can’t accept something when it was done to an opponent, and then scream blue murder, when it happens to you. He relied heavily on social media for his campaign, this is the ugly side of it. West Germany is almost unpardonable, from a comedy standpoint.
    You may say it doesn’t matter, but how can a leader of a country not be at least a little versed in current affairs, especially when he just left there how many days ago. I heard he is sidelining Osibajo, he better bring him closer and lean on him as much as he did with Idi agbon, because Osibajo won’t make this kind of mistake.

  13. Cindy

    June 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    This is not a mistake. It just means Buhari does not update himself with international happenings. Imagine an international president referring to Nigeria as Biafra because Republic of Biafra was once a country in Nigeria. West Germany was once a country in Germany but it does not exist anymore. The same with Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia etc. Those nations do not exist anymore. Some countries now have new names such as Zaire, Gold coast, etc. There are even new countries such as South-Sudan. Don’t ever make the mistake of calling this new nation Sudan thinking that they used to be one. Educate yourself, read, listen to news, let your aides brief you. Is that too much to ask? If it was Vladimir Putin who called Germany “West Germany” or even Barack Obama, be sure that 3rd world war is on its way.

    Buhari, you are no longer campaigning where blunders such as this can be excused. You are now the president of the biggest economy in Africa and the most populous black nation on earth. You cannot afford to make this kind of blunder.

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Biafra was never actually a “country”, it was only even officially recognised by about 6 countries. West Germany was an independent, strong and internationally recognised nation, Biafra was just a failed dream. You cannot compare both.
      And if Obama or Putin made the same mistake, nothing would have happened apart from mockery and social media backlash on a bigger scale.

    • Cindy

      June 12, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Failed or no failed, Biafra was actually a country so long as it was recognised by some independent countries. Do you know that Israel is not recognised by some countries? Does that mean that it does not exist or a failed project? We are not talking about whether it was strong or not – that is not the point. The main point is that there was a country. Togo, Niger, Chad are very very weak nations. Without western donors, they would have nothing on their budget! However, that does not undermine the fact that they are independent nations.

      Please go and read the definitions of countries/nations, sovereign state before you come and spill your ignorance here. When the flag of south korea was mistakenly displayed instead of north korea in an olympics or women’s world cup, I really can’t remember now, the walked out of the pitch and apologies were offered. This is not a mistake. It is an embarrassment. The most populous black nation – see the kind president when we produce. #Shame

    • Adain

      June 12, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      LMAO. You need to just shut up. LMAO @ Biafra was never actually a country.

    • Kako

      June 12, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Must you insult people to make a point? Argumentum ad hominem is for scallywags. And when did wiki become a reliable source of information? Get a grip and respect other people’s views.

  14. nene+

    June 12, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Some of us fought hard and fought very strong because we saw all these coming but Buhari was shoved down our throats.

    Buhari is old and of the old. Now APC are calling us to cooperate with them and be change agents exactly what they rebelled against the “minority” Jonathan without the backing of a god father.
    95% of SW went rampage and rebelled against Jonathan. They persecuted those who supported PDP .The likes of Fayose,Yinka Odumakin,Femi Aribisala,Mimiko,Ogunlewe, etc

    They started tearing cards,calling Jonathan and his family demeaning names-clueless,Jolatan all sorts. I practically wept cos i have never seen such hatred unleashed against any one person. In all of these he was calm!

    I woudlnt feel bad if the insults came from the uneducated and faceless comments on Social media but it peaked from people like Fashola, Osibajo opened their mouths and publicly insulted an elected president.

    I attend RCCG and was hoping Yemi Osibajo will play a christian politics without joining the crowd ,but he came on channels TV and lied as much as Lai Muhhamed and i gave up!

    What goes round come round. When the insults rained ,insult -ers forgot that PDP have loyalist.
    But for selfishness why Buhari when we have Ribadu,Fayemi,Akpabio,Oshiomole etc.

    Desperate APC took a man with 12 million votes to wrestle power off Jonathan and paired him with a snitch called Osibajo who is not known outside SW?

    What a man sow he will reap,even tho i am not that hard on Buhari as i used to simply cos he disappointed the crooks of APC on NASS assembly election.

    I listened to him yesterday and my tots where this man has lost touch.-President Michelle Sorry Nigerians you voted him. I didn’t.

    All that they gave Jonathan ,APC will receive in double fold and when we have all learnt our lesson, we will start on a fresh note.

    Where is OBJ?
    Amaechi how is it? Are you still breathing??
    Shame on you all who thwarted all Jonathan’s effort to castigate him!! Indeed the GOD of Jonathan is alive. Judgment came very quick!!

    Mama Peace will be smiling wherever she is.

    I know Jonathan is not mischievous but i am doing so for him right here.

    When BAT Bola Ahmed Tinubu and 90% of SW came against Jonathan do you think the SS will be smiling??

    BAT wings is now been de-feathered and clipped!! Sorry my dear SW PDP loyalist..

    Osibajo is now like a pest to Buhari. Hope he’ll quickly learn how to speak hausa cos every one knows he is a spy for Tinubu. Greed!!

    Chanji- Buhari will soon visist Upper Volta, Gold Cost,Soviet Union,Gongola State and Bendel State.

    Not to say i haven’t softened for Buhari a bit.

    Buhari had retired after-all when Tinubu called him. He too jumped at it and enjoyed the abuses Jonathan got even Zhara put mouth small-Baba it is your turn to old age immunity!

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Your comment reeks of bitterness and thoughtlessness.
      I suggest you stop moaning and wetting your bed just because your corrupt, greedy, immoral, evil, clumsy, weak and wicked Otuoke drunkard wasn’t re-elected.
      It is obvious that you are one of those dense Jonathan apologists who, despite evidences of corruption and lawlessness on a scale never witnessed before, continue to support him because they are too stupid and too blind to see the light.

    • apc lies

      June 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      @A Real Tinubu, not Nigeria every one is corrupt except your tinubu hurray!!!
      Pheewww.

      Where ever you see insults,an APC apologist is hanging very close!!!sad

    • or

      June 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      When prostitutes talk you simply sense it from afar!

      Dirtiest comment from you there. Thumbs down!

    • lotana

      June 12, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      @ A Real Nigerian, U, do you know the meaning of the words you just used? Like @Ilemona said, your father is not the President of Nigeria. If in his old age, he decides to put himself forward out of greed like Buhari did, be sure we will take him through the mill. So, aunty, take several seats in a big empty stadium or like @Warizdiz would say, go and seat in the gutter under the rain.

    • Des

      June 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      who ever put this together just imagine Buhari as your grandpa and stop this media nonsense, the man needs focus now PLEASE FELLOW NIGERIANS… Its difficult for older people to adjust he will get there. I wonder how worst you will be when you are older.

    • nene+

      June 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Lets talk about it now! When i am 73 i wont put out my self for public disgrace i will be a state-man.

      Is any one insulting Emeka Anyaoku or Wole Soyinka or that fair prof. who chaired Nation Confab??

      I join in the prayer for retentive memory for PMB

    • Iris

      June 13, 2015 at 2:00 am

      I had a lot more to say about the ridiculousness of your reasoning until I saw ‘how WORST you will be’. Nothing more needs to be said.

    • nene+

      June 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      *no old age immunity**

    • Tola

      June 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      @nene, you are a terrible liar! 90% of the SW according you you were against gej yet he got up to 40% (and above in some places) in most of the SW states?! And what does this have to do with regions? You are so tribalistic that to you everything has to come done to region. You are bitter and pathetic

    • nene+

      June 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Eerrm Tola, Visitors space please!

      Non SW residents

    • or

      June 12, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      @Tola good to hear Yorubas supported Jonathan .Until PMB started committing blunder we did nt know.

      Mcheew when you guys almost lynched PDP supporters in Lagos!!!

    • Kili

      June 12, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      You can tell her that 2 more times. Very tribalistic.

    • Tola

      June 12, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      @nene, lmao so visitors are more than 40% in Ogun, Oyo etc. you are a sore loser and terrible liar as for or please shut it, many Yorubas publicly supported GEJ. Go and ask OPC, the Obas , the churches etc that endorsed him. I guess they are from the east?

    • Warizdiz

      June 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      @nene*. I put a star by your name. You cracked me up at ….Bendel State. The next four years will surely be veeeery interesting indeed. You sow the wind, you reap the whirl wind. I hv no word for those pleading age becos, it is for this same reason we protested but the Daura Dullard was shoved down our throat. Equal opportunity yabbing..

      When Osinbajo, the Christian broda decided to join the fray and played dirty politics, l hope he came prepared which l doubt. I know he does not have anything on Atiku. If Atiku could be so messed up, then Osinbajo is a walk over. Buhari’s handlers will have him for dinner and spit out his bones. I just refuse to bother my head about him.

      I am just so chilled today. Life is good.

    • Omo

      June 13, 2015 at 12:46 am

      Nene!!! Thank you are!!

    • Child of God

      June 13, 2015 at 1:51 am

      Thanks @nene! You nailed it!

    • Tiny

      June 13, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Actually, I do NOT know that Osibajo is a spy of Tinubu. There’s no where in your comment I saw objectivity. You sounded so emotional and pained.

    • BuharisSideChick

      June 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      @Tiny, Which planet are you from? Okaaa, you are Tiny so you must hv been under a rock. It will be well..

  15. nene+

    June 12, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    ****Gold Coast

  16. le coco

    June 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Meeehn…. I found this funny then worry set in…. I wont call this ignorance because in my opinion ignorance would b those hu ddnt even knw that there actually was a west Germany lol (I hv met such ppl). Bt to me its lyk he genuinely forgot.. wich leads me to think mayb early signs of dementia? I mean he is of a certain age nd its nt uncommon. Sha… God forbid… I watch too much greys anatomy nd nw Im Paranoid.. God bless you Pmb nd grant you retentive memory.

    • kikiki

      June 12, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Retentive memory at what age ??kikikikiki

    • le coco

      June 12, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      so he should be granted good memory because he is old? do you not know it is nigeria tht will suffer if this mans memory starts to fail him.. see if.. you dont wnt to with him well you cn jst shift

    • IAMUNDOMITABLE- Aisha Buhari Said So

      June 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      @ le coco, Have you heard of the word IMPEACHMENT? If his memory fails him, we replace him by fire or by force. Nigeria is bigger than any one person.

  17. Ebony

    June 12, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Angela Merkel and this her eye of horus pose she does with her hands in most of her photos. The button is always positioned to fall in the middle of the shape she creates.

  18. Missy J

    June 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Hahahaha maybe he mean’t the eastern part of Germany where the summit was held. Yep my President knows geography like that and as for Merkel I have no idea what went wrong.
    Ride on my president when they finish crying they will still find you on that seat as their president.
    Really Buhari no try ooh. Me sef I didn’t know Germany had a president with Merkel parading herself, I can be excused though but Buhari should’t.
    Those still catching feelings about him being the president, the sooner you come to terms with it the better for your health ooh. # I love my president

    • Missy J

      June 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      LOL like President like citizen. Western rather.

  19. cindy

    June 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I find this quite embarrassing. Please educate yourself on current affairs Mr President, very important.
    However this loser hate of PDP apologists needs to stop. You all come out and attack Buhari not just because “what is good for the goose is also good for the gander” but because you are still bitter that Jonathan lost. You guys nitpick at everything he does even before a month in the office. Yes, we Nigerians nitpicked at Jonathan too but what you all are forgetting is that it was we also who campaigned for him and supported him. It wasn’t immediately he entered office that we started attacking him. Y’all need to take a chill and not allow hate cloud your judgement. You people have a way of blowing things out of proportion. I remember when the oba of Lagos made that stupid statement, I castigated him immediately but it got annoying when you all started milking the situation so bad and turned it into a tribal-political war. I also recall my first comment when GEJ conceded defeat, I applauded him but trust my PDP warlords, they started asking for nobel peace prize. Y’all should stop being greedy, it’s annoying. It is even difficult to take your criticisms seriously anymore. Be constructive with your arguments. It’s like you all want Buhari to fail so that you can say “I told you so”. That mentality is ridiculous. I am not a fan of Buhari, in fact I was a little disappointed when he won the primaries for APC, but the truth is his failure is our failure as a nation. Why in the world would we pray to fail? You people should chill on the bandwagon hate till he spends some time in the office at least. Eh funny gaan o.

    • Moji

      June 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      You mind them.
      Dear GEJites praying Buhari fails, difference is that no one prayed GEJ to fail. He enjoyed huge goodwill at the start, HE CHOSE TO FAIL. As PMB said ” Either we advance as one or fail altogether.
      If they can’t accept that, then they are free to go hug a transformer it will shock them as there is now light.

    • pooola

      June 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      @cindy Ok Buhari receive Germany not western germany abi?

      Ok who did you vote? If you voted him after he said All Progressive Confidence then you caused him these shame.

      Prevention is better than prayers. You could have prevented this cindy

    • Word

      June 12, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      @Cindy and Buhari’s Voltrons, please get used to the yabbing. Yes, I am one of Goodluck’s supporters. I am not bitter because he lost. I am bitter because of the disrespect and insults from APC supporters. ObJ that is 50% worse than Goodluck didn’t get the type of insults that was rained on Goodluck! It is okay to disagree with a man’s policy but do it with respect and honor. We haven’t started yet. This is the first and there are more to come! You all get used to it.

    • Ngozi

      June 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Word, let’s be real even though I don’t like obj truly GEJ is the worst president we’ve had since democracy.

    • Simi

      June 12, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Hi, Cindy. I think you are me. I think I wrote this your comment. I think I may just have done so because I can’t have put it any better. Reading all the previous comments, these were my exact thoughts. Then I see your comment and no need for me to articulate my thoughts.
      I supported Jonathan ‘ascent’ to the Presidency in light of Yar Adua’s illness. (I mean the whole country could not be held to ransom by some ‘cabal’). I watched as the next two years showed massive failure and I cannot describe the pain with which I accepted his win 4 years ago. But it WAS the people’s choice, right? I actually gave him the benefit of the doubt till Occupy Nigeria. And I still did not lose all respect for that government (indeed governance is not just one person) till the Chibok girls saga and the tales of jet purchases without impunity.
      APC primaries were as painful, but we took what we had and we used it to show the world and our leaders that we will no longer watch from the sidelines or reward incompetence. Infact, I have been thinking that APC MUST not think to present PMB for next elections. Abi, ki lo de gan?
      What am I saying, give it at least 6 months. It’s the least they can do and I will gladly join to critique this government if they slack. Number 2 – the truth is he really just needs to surround himself with the right people and minds. This mistake is unacceptable. Yes, but we can forgive one mistake and on a lighter note, who is to say Jonathan would have known it? Abeg, there are more importent grounds for comparison.

    • Word

      June 13, 2015 at 8:21 am

      @Ngozi, Good luck is 50% better than Obj. Obj was more corrupt and didn’t complete projects Goodluck did. What do you know?

    • Maluu

      June 14, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      @Simi: EIGHT MISTAKES, NOT ONE. Remember “Confidence” for “Congress” in (APC), “Nigeria for National in INEC, “Osinbade” for “Osinbajo” at a campaign rally and “6 months for “6 weeks” of election postponement? that’s 4 mistakes in the first 3 weeks of campaigns. And now, in 2 weeks as president we already have 3 in 1: i. Germany has a president who is not “Michelle” but Joachim Gauck. ii. the lady he was referring to is Chancellor and not president. iii. Her name is Merkel and not Michelle. and finally, iv. “Chief Defense of Staff” for “Chief of Defense Staff” at the Lake Chad Basin Commission’s leaders’ meeting. Total = 8 in 5 weeks and that rate, there could be 332 in 4 years. Hmmm, “There is mama peace o!”

    • Cindys Nurse

      June 13, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      @cindy, E no pain you, E no pain you yet, you are on ur way to intensive care. Odimma. If E pain u nko? Omo ma Lo ku iku oniku.. BUhari is OUR President. We will deal with him on our own terms. Period.

  20. Ash

    June 12, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    @nene you made my day..lol

  21. lenny

    June 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    The first thing you do when you are going to a meeting is to know more than enough about the meeting and those who are going to be at the meeting. That simple. Buhari’s handler did not do a good job educating him about the host country (Germany) and the leadership in that country. Also, it shows that Buhari is lazy by not staying current in world affairs and not knowing that Germany is not the same as west Germany. I hope this is a teaching moment for ASO ROCK and that Buhari will get better at his job as President of Nigeria.

  22. A Real Nigerian

    June 12, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    For Cindy up there…
    Talking about ignorance when you have shown yours so well.
    From Wikipedia to Britannica, no reasonable source of information actually regards Biafra as a country. Biafra was never a country. It is regarded as a secessionist state rather than a foreign state.
    No matter how hard you try to make yourself or other people believe in your delusions, history will never regard Biafra as a country and neither will anybody with a truly functioning brain. Maybe that is what you (assuming you are igbo) and other igbos use to console themselves rather than just accepting that they were defeated. Real men accept defeat and know when to lay down.
    Country indeed.

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 12, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      *Sovereign. Not foreign.

  23. JK

    June 12, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    2015 not 1985 !
    I am expecting a lot from PMB not this pls!
    # Change NOT #retrogressive statements.

  24. Mami

    June 12, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Sounds like people from a certain region are still bitter from their brother’s Loss ! He he he don’t be such cry babies ,

    • Word

      June 13, 2015 at 8:28 am

      What freaking region. You get out of here and stop writing like a child! Dullard!

  25. anonymous

    June 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    My own is that he should start ruling abeg. 2 weeks and the PMS crisis is still on. No cabinet, nothing. Like play, like play, 2 weeks go enter 2 years.

    And can he stop travelling?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Word

      June 13, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Boko Haram is still killing with impunity. He thinks Boko Haram is like the civil War. Religious wars are very complicated. U.S can’t get rid of Isis or Osama’s group. Nigerians are gullable and will never learn from history!

  26. Below average

    June 12, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    When you have an agbaya who desperately wanted to be president for how many years, finally fulfilling his wish…this is the result.
    Why this grandpa couldn’t let the younger generation of individuals with GOOD MEMORY AND UP-TO-DATE FACTS lead this country will forever be a mystery.

  27. nnenne

    June 12, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Well, the deed is already done.
    The only thing we can do is to pray and support him for the sake of our dear country.

    Most of us saw this coming.
    I was happy he went to the summit with Fashola and I comment on that here on BN..
    Truth is that the man has been away from the politics/leadership for a long time. What he should do now is work hard and put himself back in the game.

    APC should realize that media spinning will not cut it!!!

  28. mabel

    June 13, 2015 at 9:09 am

    West Germany, Michelle of Germany. O na wa. Lmao @ president Clement of London. No my dad can’t make this mistake. He is in his early 80s by the way. Doesn’t look it and speaks so well. When God’s grace is upon a man’s life he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Na Zahra I blame. Instead of doing president’s daughter up and down. She should school him on stuffs. My dad got Obama’s dreams of my father book for his bday few years back. He loves literature. Zahra keep your dad updated. Gist. Tell him about current affairs. Abi? West Germany in 2015? And when he just came back from there? Is he dull or what?

  29. Tosin

    June 13, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Before you click on the video:

    I just watched 13 minutes on the above youtube video, nothing on Buhari and Germany (because I think Channels videos change?)

    Here are current / static versions of the Buhari Germany / Michelle videos http://www.google.com/search?q=buhari+west+germany#q=buhari+west+germany+michelle&tbm=vid

    there is God.

  30. Cindys Nurse

    June 13, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    @cindy, E no pain you, E no pain you yet, you are on ur way to intensive care. Odimma. If E pain u nko? Omo ma Lo ku iku oniku.. BUhari is OUR President. We will deal with him on our own terms. Period.

  31. richie

    June 14, 2015 at 8:06 am

    U nid to be a little more sensitive, no one is stopping u on making comments on Biafra, bt being tribalistic and pointing out d Igbo’s isn’t the right way to go. U and i really don’t know wt really happened, but one thing for sure I know is that over a million Igbo’s were killed even before the civil war

  32. richie

    June 14, 2015 at 8:07 am

    @ a real nigerian

  33. Maluu

    June 14, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    GEJ and PDP have come again with their propaganda. That is how they said during the campaigns that 1. he referred to APC as All Progressives Confidence. 2. He referred to Osinbajo as Osinbade. 3. he said the elections were postponed for 6 months (instead of 6 weeks). 4. he referred to INEC as Independent NIGERIA Electoral Commission. You people should leave our competent president alone or else … This is all propaganda to rubbish Mr. President afterall what is wrong with West Germany and what is the difference between Merkel and Michelle. Can someone not make a mistake and use Obama’s wife’s name instead of Merkel afterall, they rhyme (front and back) and they are both part of the G7. Propagandists!!! shame!!! By the way, I heard it was because he called GEJ on the phone that day that he made that mistake, so it’s GEJ’s fault.

  34. ilyas

    June 18, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    No one is above mistakes pls. If we are chastised for every mistake we make I wonder what some of us will do

  35. Sam2flexy

    July 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    @Maluu…….you’re a clown o, you still managed to put PMB blunders on our beloved GEJ, Choi, haters must hate and potatoes must potate

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