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Nigerians Deserve PDP. By Babayola M. Toungo
Thank God for the
Moroccans, the Gooddluck Jonathan gang have been exposed for what
they are – a bunch of thieving liars. Knowing fully well that
Jonathan did not speak on phone to the Moroccan monarch, they went
to town with a story that a phone conversation took place between
Jonathan and King Mohammed VI. The no nonsense King ordered the
immediate recall of his country’s Ambassador to Nigeria and issued a
press statement, which in essence, called the Nigerian ruler a liar.
Ethnicity’s Persisting Divisiveness – Restrictions On Nigeria’s
Political Development. By Andrew Obinna
should a nationally discussed and accepted position – included in
our laws – on the concept of rotational leadership variously
described as zoning. Given its importance across the country and at
all levels of governance, it seems bewildering that such an
important issue should constitute the subject of such shuddering
Letter To Nigerians.
By Murtala Maikaba
the time for Nigeria to redeem itself in the eyes of those who have
been doubtful about the feasibility of the country’s democratic
project, the country must learn to organise transparent polls in
order to confirm that the era when a few miscreant politicians would
hold the nation to ransom has passed.
President Jonathan’s Attempted Conversation With Moroccan King: The
Buhari Connection. By Abdulbasit Mukhtar
However, the unfortunate and undiplomatic response from Nigeria that the
conversation happened did not take into account that there are
diplomatic systems in other climes which take their jobs seriously and
release timely information. By claiming that both leaders spoke at
length, in France rather than in Morocco, the president and his
information handlers have shown Nigerians and the world the kind of
transformation that has happened to our foreign affairs and diplomacy in
the Jonathan era.
Buhari is the
Best Among the Presidential Candidates. By Dr. Abayomi
The election of the President of Nigeria on 28 March 2015 is a
serious business where every true Nigerian should make up his mind
on who to vote for. The issues are clear: competence, integrity,
honesty, ability to tackle the insurgency and the need to eradicate
The Tragedy Of Nigeria’s Journalism. By Godwin
For anyone who truly lays claim to the practise of
journalism in Nigeria, this is the time to shield the face from a big
shame. It is a season of great disappointment and embarrassment. Not to
talk of immeasurable sorrow and unrelieved nausea. This period really
induces vomiting. And, boy, does journalism on this space stink!
The Offensive Against Boko Haram: Four
Jonathan is irritatingly boring and endlessly annoying in equal
measures. For a Commander in Chief to come out and tell Nigerians
that he underestimated a threat like the Boko Haram is the height of
irresponsibility. This same man who is now telling us he
underestimated Boko Haram was the same man who declared state of
emergency on three north-eastern states on three different occasions
for a total of eighteen months. If he underestimated Boko Haram,
why did he declare the state of emergency that was ruinous to the
people and the area all this while?
the Falcon May Heed the Call of the Falconer.
Bearing upon series of permutations, game-theory experimentations
and dangerous political manipulations by the camp of Mr. President,
before and after the baseless postponement of an election earlier
slated for 14th February, 2015, one may find it very
difficult to ignore the hypothesis that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan may
be acting a script afterall; and that script is apparently towards
the eventual break-up of the geographical expression called Nigeria.
Fayose & The Buhari Health “Watch”. By
Babayola M. Toungo
The audio recording
by one captain Sagir Koli of the Nigerian Army that went viral on
how officials of the PDP and the government used the army to rig the
2014 Ekiti state gubernatorial election and the interview granted
Sahara Reporters by the same Army officer, made clear to me the
fixation of Ayodele Fayose with General Muhammadu Buhari. Fayose
was the beneficiary of the rigging scheme which sent Kayode Fayemi
out of the Ekiti government house and he is scared of what will
happen to him in the event Buhari wins the rescheduled 2015
presidential election. Details
On Nigerian Elections: Let the Constitution Speak.
By Leonard Karshima Shilgba
I hear about the rumor that the
Chairman of INEC may be removed from office by the president. This
will not happen. I say this not because of the denial offered by Mr.
President at the February 11 Presidential Media chat. I base my
confidence on the law, which is the only guarantee of civility. A
newspaper reported that the INEC chairman would only continue in
that office by the grace of Mr. President after March 24. This is
A Logical Assessment Of Dr. Paul Mamza’s “Obj In The Cusps Of
Tumultuous Hallucinations (1)”. By Jibo Nura
Dear Dr. Mamza, Jonathan betrays Obasanjo politically
by refusing to listen to him on matters of national importance.
Remember, it all started with a formal letter from Obasanjo, which
outlined certain dangerous political trends in Jonathan’s style of
leadership that would land Nigerian state in serious trouble by
possibly tearing it apart.
Cost of Governance And Public Administration Reform.
By Dr. Otive Igbuzor
There are several
reasons why the cost of governance is increasing in Nigeria. The
first is corruption. There is hardly any ministry, department or
agency that will conduct staff audit and not discover “ghost
workers.” Many of the recurrent expenditure in the public service is
an avenue for corruptly enriching a few people. The second reason is
inefficiency, waste and duplication.