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Dear President Buhari, Nigeria’s unity is negotiable! By
On a final
note, let me emphasize that restructuring Nigeria has become a “categorical
imperative” for the country. It is either we restructure or perish!
Restructuring Nigeria is not an elitist concept (even if it is sometimes used by
sections of the ruling elite to negotiate power) neither is it about splitting
Nigeria. We can restructure (or negotiate) Nigeria without changing the internal
map of the country; it is more about resource control rather than resource
allocation; more about devolution of power and, therefore, responsibilities. It
is about enhancing citizenship rights and the existential confidence in the
Time for Religious
Organizations to Invest in Agriculture.
The successes recorded in the
provision of tertiary education, mass media and other socio-economic
developmental activities of these religious organisations must be replicated in
the agricultural sector. Successive governments have contributed their efforts
(positively or negatively) toward the agricultural sector, yet food remains
scarce. Therefore religious leaders must not continue to watch hunger ravage our
nation but to convince their followers to join hands towards food production.
Destroyed “First In Africa” Pride Of The World. By
What happened to
the Back to Africa movements in Diaspora? Are you kidding, not even those
Africans that were born there go back home anymore. There is this famous actress
that claimed she has been to Africa, seen Africans and she is no African. Nobody
wants to identify with the losers. There used to be a time when people would beg
you to return home before you kill your mother. Now there are so many old
Africans that would rather stay put in Diaspora for medical.
Too Bad to Celebrate. By
Umar G. Pella
While trying to avoid the judgmental trap of passing a verdict on what
can be termed as the score card of the President Muhammadu Buhari
administration, it must be admitted that out of all the expectations
that Nigerians have of the administration, one that the government must
deliver unscathed is the anticorruption crusade. Details
It Is Time For A Moratorium On This National Assembly
By Dr. Anthony A. Kila
body called the National Assembly made up of senators and
representatives has clearly dived and gone beyond the minimum level
of acceptability for a sane society and something must be done about
it. My proposal is a moratorium that limits what they do to a few
matters for a period that reflects what the country is going through
and what is important for the country.
Ijaw Could Not Have Been President In Any Other Nation.
The point must be
made clear to Ijaw that one of them became the President, not because it was
their turn since there were bigger minorities waiting. ... Ijaw minority status
will make their situation worse because in a democracy, a majority carries the
votes. There are just not enough of them. In the South-southern states except in
Bayelsa, Urhobo and Anioma outnumber them in Delta State. In River State
Ikwere outnumber them. In Akwa Ibom and Cross River states they are smaller than
Ibibio and Efik. The real powerhouse or the sleeping giant of the South-south
are the Edo in their State and Anioma in Delta.
As Buhari Shifts to
By Umar Gide
There have been five
presidential elections in Nigeria since it resumed democracy in the
fourth republic. Muhammadu Buhari contested all but one, and lost all
but one. That one was the 2015 election....
Mr Buhari has done well in curtailing
and even decimating boko haram but should be vigilant on the Avengers,
the herdsmen crisis and ‘commercial’ kidnapping so that not allow them
replace boko haram.
The war against corruption is another medal for Buhari but he has to
work on the judiciary so that it do not scuttle his efforts, as on year
in office there has not been any conviction yet on all the corruption
cases initiated by his government.
Buhari And The Tragedy Of Politics!
As things stand, Nigeria's foundation is not only
threatened with predictable consequences, its economy is also castrated.
The masses are in total hardship, toiling and suffering; and it seems as
if the spirit of Saul is pursuing our David! In this 'fantastically
corrupt' country, demigods and untouchables in high places who once
stole Nigeria blind are using Nigeria's money to torment Nigeria.
Only Exemplary Indigenous Characters Can Change Nations.
Farouk Martins Aresa
difference between Kwame Nkrumah and Jaja of Opobo before him was that
one tried to first build a Continental while the other tried to build an
Economic independence. The Rooted Threats were knocked down. Man needs
certain amount of money to live a simple decent life. How much is enough
after that is subject to individual goals and wants not needs.
On the Menace of Cattle Herders in Nigeria. By
Leonard Karshima Shilgba
Have you seen the report titled,
“Ebonyi State becomes the first to ban cattle rearing in Igbo land”?
Do you blame them? My governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom of Benue State,
recently cried out, “I didn’t become Governor to preside over dead
bodies…Our people are being pushed too far by herdsmen!
Fuel Price Increase and the Mass
Rejection of Suffering. By
There is a subsidy on corruption in
Nigeria. The corruption subsidy is the difference between the true
price of petrol and the official pump price set by the FGN. This
subsidy on corruption goes to the fuel cabal as increased fuel
prices. The fuel cabal makes additional profits by selling at actual
pump prices that are higher than the official FGN price. The key
question facing the nation today is- who will pay for the corruption