The Yoruba Council of Elders is right that Nigeria's biggest security problems are concentrated in the North and these problems are draining the country's resources. Are the Boko Haram terrorists not Northerners, mainly from the Northeast ?. Is religious violence not concentrated in the North ?. Are Muslim fanatics that attack Churches and loot Igbo shops in the name peaceful protests not Northerners ?. Are these mobs that extra-judicially lynch non-Muslims for alleged blasphemy not Northerners ?. Do Yoruba Muslims take the laws into their own hands by lynching others for alleged blasphemy ?. Don't the Southwest have Muslims ?. Why are they not behaving violently in the name of religion ?. Why is religious extremism and violence concentrated in the North ?. A
He birthed one of his finest ideological works shortly after he was released from incarceration by Yakubu Gowon during the civil war. While in prison incubating the contents, the title of his prison note was going to be called 'A Slow Lynching' until he received a telegram from someone. A group of journalists who were arrested, badly beaten, detained and brutally treated on the orders of a military governor had one of theirs flown abroad for treatment but he eventually died in jthe process. Then someone sent a cryptic telegram to Soyinka informing him about the situation, and the message read 'THE MAN DIED'. As a last minute decision, the message on the telegram became the title of Soyinka's prison note instead of 'A Slow Lynching'. In the opening pages of the book, the full quote re...
Apostle Johnson Suleiman of Omega Fire Ministries, has emphasized the need for the South East to produce Nigeria’s president. Addressing his church members yesterday, Suleiman said an Igbo president can create jobs for the teaming Nigerian youths. He, however, faulted the disunity among people of the South East, saying people of the region always fight each other. ”What we need in Nigeria now is an Igbo president. You want to create jobs for youths, get an igbo president. The Igbo man by nature knows how to do business. So if he adds academics to it, he will know how to create jobs. “But the problem is when an Igbo man becomes president, the person that will remove him is an Igbo man. In four years we had five senate presidents. From Enwerem to Okadigbo to
Recall how Sir Jude Ejiogu was relieved of his position as Imo State SSG. Today, he is a guber candidate in APC. No one can stop him because it is his constitutional right and nothing is wrong about it but I am just republishing this to tell you that I am a political prophet and if ndi Imo had listened to me in 2010/ 2011 when I started writing about Gov. Rochas and his intentions in Imo state, we would have avoided where we are today. I am not against Sir Ejiogu but... Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) authoritatively warned that one in a power seeking position should “avoid outshining the Master. All superiority is odious, but the superiority of a subject over his prince is not only stupid, it is fatal. This is a lesson that the stars in the sky teach us- They may be related to the sun, and j
By Chibiko Nwakaudu: I was aware that there were schemes by the leadership of the failed All Progressive Congress (APC) to throw up the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari for 2019. The handwriting was everywhere. But I didn't know that the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari would have the courage to present himself for re-election after his unmitigated disaster in governance, failure in statesmanship and destruction of the links of national unity. Buhari by his declaration to seek a second term has exhibited the worst form of courage. The courage of failure. The courage of failure is built on the blood of Nigerians, the bleeding economy, hungry stomachs, collapsed infrastructure, unbridled national looting, destruction of the rule of law, weakened education and health sectors and del...
Obasanjo and IBB Son of the late legal luminary and human rights crusader, Muhammed Fawehinmi on Sunday said he awaits the death of former military dictator, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on a daily basis. Fawehinmi spoke at the unveiling of the new Gani Fawehinmi statue by the Lagos State Government at the Liberty Park, Ojota area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria to mark Gani’s 80th Posthumous birthday celebration. Muhammed who was so happy that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode remodeled his father’s statue, said he would like to laugh at the face of three people who made his father’s stay on earth unpalatable. He mentioned the late dictator, Sani Abacha, IBB and Obasanjo, but said unfortunately, Abacha was dead. For the remaining two s
~Okiemute Orode~ No, Mr President, our youths are not lazy. If there is a group of people who can be described as absolutely lazy, it will be politicians like you in government who have been at the centre of this monumental charade called the biggest black nation in the world since independence. Mr President, please go back in time to 1960 with a measuring rod and map our progress from then till now. Sir, remind the youths of today what your predecessors promised back then. Read the statement issued by the first coup plotters of 1966. Compare it to the one you and your co- travellers in the military made in 1983 and the one you and your colleagues in the APC made in 2015. Would you have the courage to tell the youths the difference if any? The damage you people have done to the
Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has thrown his weight behind the statement allegedly made by President Muhammadu Buhari that a lot Nigerian youths prefer to sit and not work. Buhari, while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London few days ago, had said most Nigerian youths want everything free without doing anything. Supporting Buhari’s remark, Igbokwe insisted that some Nigerian youths are actually lazy. In a Facebook post, the publicity secretary of the APC in Lagos said youths now prefer “Okada business, yahoo yahoo and begging” to learning a trade that will take them years to perfect. Igbokwe wrote” “10 REASONS WHY I INSIST SOME NIGERIAN YOUTHS ARE LAZY. “A research carried out at NNAMDI Azikiwe University Awka Anambra State f
Progressives Congress, APC, governorship hopeful in Delta State, Prof Patrick Utomi, has said that the decision to bring to an end or allow the Ibori political dynasty, a powerful assemblage in the oil-rich state headed by a former governor, Chief James Ibori, will be taken by Deltans and not him in 2019. Utomi, who spoke to Saturday Vanguard in Asaba, stated that his affair with Ibori’s successor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, was fueled by rumour mongers, who exaggerated his comments on debt overhang in states of the country, but he insisted that there was pressing need to wrest power from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to return Delta to the right direction. His words: “What should be the concern is the well being of people, I would like us, in building Delta, to have a coalition that is not
Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and ex-Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode have taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for labelling Nigerian youths “uneducated and lazy,” describing the comment as shameful. NYSC Buhari-NYSC Atiku, a 2019 Presidential hopeful in a status update on his Facebook wall Thursday, described Nigerian youths as enterprising and “The backbone to our success.” While lauding their entrepreneurial spirit, Atiku said what the youths need is support and appreciation, adding that with a little push, they could match their counterparts anywhere in the world. “I will never refer to Nigeria’s youths as people who sit and do nothing. They are hardworking. I should know, I have thousands of youths working