I was there as part of the Arise News Team of correspondents covering the conference – my fourth or fifth time in Davos, having been there yearly during my tour of duty as Presidential Spokesperson for Nigeria.
Author: Reuben Abati
The thinking is that the best way to address terror is to counter it with terror in similar or equal proportion.
By September 2023, the world had exceeded the projected limit, far above pre-industrial levels.
One Minister has even turned himself into a quasi-military administrator of the Federal Capital Territory!
The result was that the election petition tribunals removed some Governors and ordered re-elections.
The phrase has caught on since then, not just in the United States but across the world and applied instructively to anything that is considered of high priority.
I admire him for his intellect and forthrightness, but even more so for his stubborn loyalty to persons and causes.
Yesterday, 45 Ministers took the oath of office as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria pursuant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu exercising executive powers as granted under Section 5 of the 1999 Constitution, and in line with Section 147(3). These Ministers of the “Restored Hope Agenda”, we are told, have a mandate to deliver Tinubu’s eight-point agenda as stated in his election manifesto to wit: national security, economy, agriculture, power, oil and gas, transportation, education, and healthcare, with special emphasis on economy and security.
While some of them may be associated with the state either directly or by proxy, a common link is the fact that they have shown a consistent pattern to identify with the downtrodden, the underprivileged, the poor and the down and out in society.
However, Tinubu having emerged, he mobilised the party under his watch to deliver victory for the party. He asked to be praised, not vilified
In Yakubu’s time, Nigeria came up with the Electoral Act 2022, which indeed is a different kind of law, an advancement from the Electoral Act 2010.
The place to begin is the verbal gem that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, then an aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu dropped in Abeokuta on June 2, 2022 when he used certain words which may well end up as part of Nigeria’s political lexicon viz: “Emilokan.
All the 109 seats in the Senate are up for election as is the case with all the 360 seats in the House of Representatives.
I intend to identify some of these and reflect on them, as we all begin to count down to this year’s major elections.
This certainly promises to be an interesting year for Africa where a total of 24 general, legislative and local elections would take place in the course of the year in Republics of Benin, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo and Zimbabwe. For a continent that has had issues of military truncation of democratic processes or threats thereof in recent times – Libya, Egypt, Congo, Burundi, Central African Republic, Ethiopian, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Chad – any indication of the sustenance of democracy…
Many Nigerians will remember 2022 as the year of scarcity: the scarcity of money, petrol, aviation fuel, civility, and unity
But the President’s position on the financial autonomy of local governments is most deserving of further emphasis.
The train was less than 20 minutes to its Rigasa station destination. The terrorists opened fire on the hapless travelers.
“Oh, bros., no vex. You know say the kin Nigeria we dey so, person suppose take caution. Anybody can just come to your door and call a known name, you open door, dem go kidnap you.”
Now in 2022, he presented himself as an advocate for power shift to the South, and his good self as presidential candidate.