If the principal interest of acquiring power at the centre is to steer Nigeria and all Nigerians to a path of peace and development, why should the geography of power be such a caustic issue? If the interest of all Nigerians is of consequence why should the axial disposition of power be the minatory contention? Well, except the latent grail of obtaining power at the centre is to pursue regional and sectional agendas, I see no reason for the pyrotechnics and why we cannot come to an accord on where power should orbit in 2023.
Are loans taken by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of President Buhari unsustainable?
I never knew I would end up becoming his ADC as GOC and ECOMOG Force Commander. He had high standards for who was to be his ADC but unfortunately, the rank structure within which he wanted was not available, he was asked to try me out without my knowledge
But even as this continues to play out, one dominant issue in the discussions of most members of the parties is the region that will clinch the chairmanship positions considering its wider implications in zoning the 2023 presidential tickets and the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor when his second term of eight years ends.
Some clerics claimed it was N1 billion, N2 billion while some claimed it was N5 billion. When I inquired about the sources of the news, I was told that it was from the local chapters of IPOB who cited sources within the Presidency and DSS. The rumors of the betrayals by Barrister Alloy Ejimakor, Emeka Ejiofor, Emma Powerful and Edozien Madu have been rife since the third week of the sit-at-home order was cancelled, but how the misinformation persisted till date is what I cannot understand.
Besides, the 13 percent oil derivation fund from offshore fields accruing to littoral states may also be forfeited to the federal government. Over 80 percent of riverine communities play host to offshore acreages in the Niger Delta region.
In addition to the transaction value, the WTO prescribes five other methods that can be applied successively.
I hope this letter, which is going to add to the series of letters I have written to you, both as open and close letters, but which you have not bothered to respond, attend to or treat, should not come to you as a surprise.
Talk is cheap! To rephrase it, it is easier to make a promise, but, fulfilling it is a different thing entirely. Once upon a time, Nigerians were told that the country would have food security, sufficiency in agriculture and food production enough to feed her citizens, and in fact, export food items from Nigeria to other lands. A policy was enacted, with fortunes from the nation’s treasury sunk into it. Regrettably, the policy failed; yet, no one was held accountable. Till date, Nigeria imports food and grains!
Before then, Wada, as he was popularly and preferably known, was Managing Director of the news agency for eight years, after working as Editor-in-Chief. The former Editor-in-Chief, who was a pioneer member of staff in 1978 with eight others, following the establishment of NAN in 1976, also served variously as Zonal Editor, Kaduna, in charge of western states, Politics Editor and Western Europe Correspondent, London.
Sola enjoys taking soda. As far as he is concerned, a bottle per day is not too much; and he has no hassles spending N100 daily to have the satisfaction he so much craves.
Without premonition, small creatures like worms and insects searching for daily bread disappear suddenly into the Bermuda Triangle in the belly of the dodgy chameleon via a sticky, snappy tongue.
The President desires to see an efficient ports management across the country. And when in May, this year, the need arose to appoint a Managing Director, albeit in acting capacity, Buhari did not look beyond the precincts of the NPA.
Lot of us set out with list of goals to be achieved at the beginning of the year, we begin to run with it, but halfway into the year lose steam
According to the critic(s) of the move by the Navy, which they likened Kano to a wilderness without anybody of freshwater and as such, it was ludicrous for the Navy to have a base in Kano, when the basic element (water) required by the Naval forces the world over is lacking.
“…Jesus is the great shepherd of the sheep by an everlasting covenant, signed with his blood.” Hebrews 13:21
Same last week, Nigeria was back to her English class session. Occasionally, some fortuitous occurrences force this country, a product of Mrs. Flora Shaw’s taxonomic ingenuity, to go learn some basic language meanings.
The important challenge therefore is to ensure that access to resources also come with increased commitment by political leaders towards developing Nigeria’s productive sector.
Why were the people so effusive in prayers? We were considered as going into unsafe territory, where anything could happen, as President Muhammadu Buhari and his team visited Owerri on a one day working visit.
Insecurity and corruption were staples under the former administration. The Buhari administration rode on a messianic chariot to revise these malefactions. But these problems are still much alive today. In fact, they have been compounded by mass disaffection and ethnic tensions. Nevertheless, the government has raked in some significant dividends in infrastructure development and in whittling down brazen corruption.