The Declaration Amidst Bloodletting. By Babayola M. Toungo
I woke up this morning
feeling very angry for a reason I cannot grasp. I looked around my room
and went through my mind trying to locate the reason for my anger but
couldn’t. Then it hit me – Jonathan Goodluck is going to declare to
Nigerians what they all know since – that he will contest for a “second”
Criminal Tendencies In Single Story. By Adamu Tilde
To many Southerners, particularly those of
the lower stratum and those obsessed with false superiority complex,
Boko Haram is a grand conspiracy of the Northern elites to destabilize
Jonathan’s regime. Never mind the simplicity and hollowness of the
postulation and argument. How will a rational human being destabilizes
his enemy’s regime by first destroying himself and his economy and
environment? Similarly, to many Northerners, at the altar of sounding
juvenile, Boko Haram is a grand conspiracy by GEJ-led government to
downsize, decimate and decapacitate Northern Nigeria. Never occurred to
the proponent of this school of thought the many years of illiteracy,
poverty, poor distribution of wealth and economic stagnation that
characterized the region for so many years—these in so many ways, may
contribute to the proliferation and domestication of terrorism.
The Fall Of Mubi:
April 1990 Revisited.
By Babayola M.
I have this
eerie feeling that the escalation of violence in the north
(particularly the north east) and subsequent declaration of separate
administrative entity by the terrorists in the areas they now occupy
has historical connection to the abortive coup of April 1990. The
principal officers of the failed putsch are now very visible in Aso
Villa – Col. Tony Nyiam, Major Saliba Mukoro, etc. During their
failed attempt to grab power, their spokesman Gideon Orkar announced
the excision of some parts of Nigeria in their attempt to remake
Nigeria in their image. We have seen this sinister plan resurface
again during the just concluded ill-advised National Conference.
Interestingly, Tony Nyiam was one of those selected by Jonathan to
midwife the conference. And again interestingly, the portion of the
country under the control of the terrorists was among the parts of
the country excised by the putschists.
The Raids On Nigerian Roads. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba
A new wave of terrorism is blowing away many Nigerians.
State-supported raids on Nigerian roads are happening. Drivers and other
road users are passing through harrowing experiences on Nigerian roads
and there is no evidence that persons that have the constitutional
authority to stop their oppression on the roads are doing anything to
come to their rescue. Nigerian soldiers and police now mount road blocks
anywhere and anytime on the roads only to extort money from drivers at
2015: A Word For Gen. Buhari. By Godwin Onyeacholem
It is unfortunate that whenever Buhari is discussed even
as a politician, snippets of his characterisation as an unrepentant
despot still creep in. Hopefully, the General will read this. Indeed,
there is need for him to adjust himself. There is no way he can command
respect as a politician without being a democrat. Though it will be
heart-warming to see him emerge as the president in 2015, he should be
well-advised that democracy and autocracy are two completely different
concepts. Buhari must be careful to avoid behaving in a manner that will
further arm his critics with the impression that he is still more
comfortable with the latter than the former.
Quarantine: After Healthcare Workers Bio & Nuclear Scientists Next.
Farouk Martins Aresa
is a necessary and legal way to protect the public. But when you merge
cases of returning healthcare workers that are in perfectly good health,
checked for self-monitoring at home; with those that honestly reported
they have high temperature or fever and obviously symptomatic, we have
gone beyond caution. Limited resources will be stretched and the public
will be alarmed increasing fear and stigmatization of people that should
be treated as heroes.
President Jonathan Should Handover To Senator David Mark.
My dear Mr. President, with the highest sense of respect and
humility, I urge you; NOT TO CONTEST THE 2015 ELECTION; but offer
yourself as a ‘living sacrifice; pure and holy’ for the sake of peace
and tranquility in our beloved country Nigeria. The bible says
“therefore, I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your
bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.” ROMANS 12vs1.
Stripping Tambuwal Of Security
Details. By Rahaman Onike
Whatever the fear of the People’s
Democratic Party on the exit of Tambuwal from the Peoples’
Democratic Party, it is necessary due process is followed in
addressing issues of defection cross the various political parties.
If the peoples’
Democratic Party succeeded in removing Tambuwal as the speaker, what
is going to happen to earlier defectors. Even if the Presidency is
uncomfortable with Tambuwal’s
defection, the Aso
Rock strategists ought to have demonstrated the spirit of
sportsmanship in reaction to the ongoing power game.
On Perception.... By Adamu Tilde
to have a quick glance at Umaru Yaradua's stewardship. He en-circled
himself with the best team that a leader can boast of yet he achieved
very little, at leastin global standard. Take a look at how Prof Adenike
Grange lost it to the system. prof Dora Akunyili at her information
portfolio. Prof. Jega in his INEC. Shekarau in Kano. Comr. Balarabe Musa
in Kaduna. And host of many good people of this great Nation that fall
victims to the System failure not in their own making.