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Mandela’s People Who Kill Black
Africans. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba
This new wave of xenophobic attacks on
black Africans resident in South Africa by their fellow black hosts is
one that will not leave Africa the same. There must be severe
consequences. The stench of black South Africans has gone upwards, and
now shall that nation begin to fall behind so terribly before Africa and
the world. I am so convinced, and I speak boldly this way.
Memo To President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari. By Jibo Nura
November 2012 I visited a village in Stockholm to see the impact of
projects undertaken by IMF and World Bank on the lives of rural people.
I did not see any that genuinely transformed their lives to the zenith.
In December 2014, I was on a journey to South America. I visited
indigenous people and communities in Loreto, along the Amazon River –
engaged in community based rural tourism in Sulluscocha and Chagmapampo
and down to Porcon Farm. I did not see any IMF and World Bank genuinely
inspired projects either.
Pidgin English: A Bridge for Our Cleavage.
Muhammad Muhsin Ibrahim
I love my language, Hausa a lot. I
similarly admire the linguistic heterogeneity of Nigeria. But our
overdependence on and overvaluing of English is way too much. We often
idiotically align positivity with the comprehension of the language such
as intellect, education, prospects in job or marriage, and so on. For
instance, no doubt the utterances of the outgoing President’s wife,
Patience, are largely silly, or worse, but the downright condescending
remarks trailing them are too much. Ditto, the way some fellows poke fun
at the English of the out-going First Lady. The latter is all the more
uncalled for, I have to admit.
The Scandals Buhari Cannot Ignore.
Just like Mandela, Buhari endured the
indignity of incarceration soon after his overthrow in a palace coup in
1985. Buhari also survived the most vicious negative media campaign ever
waged against any Nigerian - dead or alive- to clinch the right to take
up temporary residence in the Aso Rock Villa on May 29, 2015. Indeed,
when the history of the 2015 Presidential election is documented for
posterity, it will be marked by the crude and desperate strategies
adopted by the PDP to undermine his legitimate aspiration for the
Alternate Power Generation For Homes And Industries.
Farouk Martins Aresa
afford to fail again on generation of electricity to homes and
industries in Nigeria. But we certainly need a new approach without
dislocating the enormous investments made by previous governments.
Xenophobia In South Africa, A Symptom Of African "Misculture".
By Akinbinu Olusola
Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini said it
openly that African Foreigners should leave South Africa, for their
citizens to get job, as he claimed to be defending South Africans as his
progenitors did. Another self-acclaimed leader of the wild killing, who
identified himself as Sergeant Mabutubutu Masekosuma Kongugu, sent out a
wild Video broadcast, justifying his actions and promising to do more.
In his own words from the Video "...you don't know how we survive! You
don't know what it is for a fellow black person to be here unemployed".
Fashola: Making a Case for
the Next FCT Minister.
By Aliyu Bala Aliyu
From 1976 –date, the list of FCT
ministers are as follows: Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun (1976-1979), John
Jatau Kadiya (1979-1982), Iro Abubakar Dan Musa (1982-1983), Haliru
Dantoro (1983-1984), Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1984-1985), Hamza Abdullahi
(1986-1989), Gado Nasko (1989 -1993), Jeremiah Timbut Useni
(1993-1998), Mamman Kontagora (1998-1999), Ibrahim Bunu (1999-2001),
Mohammed Abba Gana (2001-2003), Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (2003-2007),
Aliyu Modibbo Umar (2007-2008), Muhammad Adamu Aliero (2008-2010),
Bala Mohammed (2010-Date). Of all of them, no one has impacted the
Federal Capital like Nasiru El-Rufai and it is quite tragic that the
shoes he left behind since he bowed out in 2008 have been difficult
if not impossible to fill.
Who Swindled Our President? By
Call it temporary insanity or whatever you
like; but acting in defiance of our electoral laws, and in full view of
the entire world, a congregation of grown men and women from the PDP,
joined by their cronies in the corporate world who should know better,
had gathered in Abuja for what they dubbed a fund-raising dinner for
their preferred candidate Goodluck Jonathan. At the end of the
extravagant exercise, it was announced that a whopping sum of 21 billion
Naira was raised for the President’s campaign! And as if that was not
shocking enough, it was also declared a lion share of the sum came from
ghost donors or some so-called friends of the President’s henchmen like
the now Professor Jerry Gana.
Nigeria: Search for Union Beyond
Muhammad Muhsin Ibrahim
were over. The winners (and losers, too) are known, and Nigerians await
their inaugurations on May 29th. However, the repercussion of
the elections is far from over. Igbos, whose undaunted, though
doubt of Hausa-Fulani leadership forbade them to vote for
Gen. Buhari, are still being brazenly abused, especially on cyberspace.
And they respond in crudest kind by calling their attackers with
Buhari: Why Igbos Need To Rethink Strategy. By Muhammad Al-Ghazali
With what I can see going on presently in
Igboland, what cannot be denied is the politics of stomach
infrastructure at the highest level. It is intended only to nourish the
expansive bowels of the rich and affluent. When the likes of Arthur Eze
and Emeka Offor romanced Sanni Abacha, it was never to bring the Igbos
into the mainstream of Nigerian politics or for the benefit of the
entire South-East. They did so to expand their business empires.
Nursing Nigeria Back To Health. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba
The people, the masses of Nigeria, have a
choice to make. If I am trapped in a deep well, and someone comes and
lets down a rope to pull me out, but rather than gladly seize upon the
kind gesture, I ask, “Can you tell me your religion and ethnic group?” I
should be called a fool.Details
How To Protect Future Public Elections In Nigeria. By
Lest we forget, it was the failure of the Nigerian police to maintain
law and order and protect lives and properties that led to the
establishment of national organizations like the Federal Road Safety
Commission (FRSC) in 1988, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
in1967 through to the enactment of its Act in 2003 that saw to its
present enlarged and enhanced status, the Independent Corrupt Practices
and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in 2000, the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2004 etc. At the state level,
similar organizations have been established also.
Why Buhari Won. By
In the next several months and years, when volumes are
written on the actual reasons why President Jonathan became the first
Nigerian leader to fail in his re-election bid, one important factor
will rank highest for its singular potency, in my opinion. A lion share
of the blame must be attributed to the shabby and disrespectful manner
President dealt with a majority of the governors from the northwest and
north-central parts of Nigeria after his successful re-election in 2011.
Has Our Democracy Come of Age? The Lagos State
Example. By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi
At a time when the CHANGE mantra is fast overwhelming
the entire country, it is time we began to see our democracy as one
that can stand the test of time. No country has ever moved forward
with its people heavily divided along tribal or religious lines.
It's Buhari! Nigeria Has Decided. Buhari Promised and Now We Wait. By
Bernard Doro Pardon my
skepticism, but permit it for this moment, some of your campaign
promises, Mr president-elect, appear unrealistically hyped. It does cast
negative perceptions as to how you intend to achieve such promises, not
least in four years. It would be in your interest and that of your
party, Mr president - elect, to keep your promises because broken
promises hurt reputations and not lightly.
Celebrating A Crime Hero. By
The outcome of the presidential election of 28th
March, 2015 has put to rest the tenure of Good luck Jonathan’s
administration. The five or six years of Jonathan’s government has been
characterized by bloodshed, corruption and total disdain to the ethics
of good governance. Never in the history of Nigeria as a nation has so
much revenue been generated, yet little has been done to improve the
welfare of the governed.
The Man of the Decade.
of the impending doom and a total breakdown of law and order, many
Nigerians made contingency plans and preparations. They stockpiled on
food and other necessities. Some left perceived trouble areas for
supposed safe havens. On the day preceding the election, some businesses
shuttered their doors, and those that opened operated half day, so as to
allow their employees enough time to scamper home before the outbreak of
the brewing violence. Refreshingly, to the credit of Nigerians, no
violence attended the election.
Meaning Of Change. By
Mohammed M Mohammed
Despite what we went through that
motivated us to yearn for change it seems we do not really have a good
understanding of this refreshing word change. As such it has become
imperative upon us to explore and clearly understand the true meaning of
change particularly as it apply in a democratic set up and how it works
in other democracies across the globe to impact positively on the life
of the common man.
Electing A New Speaker For The House Of Reps. By Godwin Onyeacholem
However, as the race gathers momentum with intense
lobbying and fine-tuning of strategies, it is important to highlight one
singular factor that should determine the choice of Speaker of the
Need Patience; Good Luck to Buhari.
I read and heard
that no fewer than 100 souls were lost and dozens others injured in
celebrations over General Buhari’s victory in the 28th
March Nigeria’s presidential election. How sad and unfortunate!
While telling my wife that people were euphoric to that extent, she
rather inadvertently told me that when we returned to Nigeria in the
middle of the year, there would be no more electricity outage, no
more terror attacks by Boko Haram, and no more any other
unpleasantness. That unrealistic wish left me transfixed, for I have
heard and read many others expressing the same or similar
expectations, as, to them, the ‘Messiah’ has attained power.