Browsing: Garba Shehu

As I write, I have it on concrete authority that Nigeria’s Consul General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ahmed Umar is a bright and promising diplomat serving his country at many sensitive locations across the world. When he spoke to Daily Trust on Friday on the issue of the alleged ill-treatment of Nigerians in the recent Saudi crackdown on illegal migrants, he sounded more like a Saudi embassy official sent to mislead Nigerians

Governor Lamido Sanusi will not have a hard fall and by God’s mercy, his story will have a happy ending. It will have a happy ending because the latest quarrels he has picked against the increasingly unpopular administration are the peoples’ battles

At the rate he is going, especially with the recent addition of the defence portfolio to his cap, Maku may run the Ijaw leaders out of business and succeed in having all to himself, the heart of the President. That prospect alone should worry those who love the Minister

The ruling party of country’s longest trail of democratic rule would surely count among those that lost on all counts in the previous year. The Peoples Democratic Party believes in two things

While this is going on, the country continues its increasing reputation as Africa’s hotbed of scams. Africa’s biggest financial and drug crimes originate from here. The most horrific cases of kidnapping, robbery and piracy on the continent come from here

The Punch newspaper dated November 14, 2013 reported President Goodluck Jonathan announcing that he abandoned the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo, Sri-Lanka to campaign for the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Tony Nwoye, in the failed November 16 governorship election in Anambra State

Until it chose a nationalistic approach to the problem, the administration at the centre had dismissed suggestions of security lapses out of hand, and pushed conspiracy theories against political opponents in the North. Things have now eased up a great deal

Look at it this way. If we had spent the enormous quantity of newsprint and quality Radio/TV air time the country has used in the last two weeks discussing the ASUU strike, Boko Haram or kidnapping instead of the mismanagement of the Ministry of Aviation and the actions of one person, Mrs Stella Oduah, I bet you some distance will have been covered in finding solutions

This bias is evident from composition of the panel selected to draw up the conference modus operandi. They selected towering personalities from the first-eleven of some regions and gave the North a short-drift. A Professor here, a Senator from there but when it came to the North, they brought a Dauda Birma with a dubious constituency. Nobody as of yet knows who he represents