Does the 74 year old retired justice have any solid evidence to back up his statement…or is this a case of early-onset senility? Continue reading…
I don’t have much to say, really. My activities here on this blog and elsewhere in the blogosphere give an impression of where I stand. If one would not get distracted by government rhetoric, there is an unmistakable lack of patriotic zeal across the land…and the reasons are obvious. Continue reading…
I have always been a fan of the American Army Corps of Engineers; it’s mission shows why I do: “Provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.”
What’s the mission of their Nigerian counterpart, in peace time? Continue reading…
News from Nigeria strongly suggest Umaru Musa Yar’Adua is dead. More details later.
The best meets the baddest. Funmi Iyanda and Charley Boy, two of my favorite Nigerian personalities, strut their stuffs on Okada, check it out.
An excerpt of a statement credited to Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali, the National Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian ruling party, PDP, reads:
“The safe arrival of Mr. President from his sojourn in Saudi Arabia is a testimony to the fact that the prayers of all Nigerians for his quick recovery have been answered. We therefore rejoice with our fellow citizens for this unique favour done to us by the Almighty God…
Now that the President has returned, we call on all Nigerians irrespective of political leanings to cooperate with him to realise the lofty programmes he has outlined for our dear country.”
what an arrant nonsense!
First, the prayer is not for the president to just return, but be able to function fully as the president. His presence in Nigeria is of no use if he can’t act and fulfill the responsibilities of his office.
The concluding statement gives the impression that all is now well with the president and ready to function. This is so far from the truth! Not the way the president was smuggled into the country in the dead of the night guarded by soldiers!
What irks me deeply is that utterances as this shows how much respect the PDP /Yar’Adua’s inner caucus / Presidency have for the Nigerian people: Zero!
Nigerians have been insulted and lied to enough over the Yar’Adua matter. Everything seen and heard so far strongly indicates the man is no longer able to function. So, in reverence to the national motto of Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress, all relevant forces must converge and be brought to bear on those obstructionists to yield and move out of the way.
As for me, Umaru Yar’Adua is an ill man, and no longer the president of the Nigerian federation. And nobody, not his wife Turai, or security aides and members of his inner circle have the right to direct the affairs of the nation.
This is the time the national assembly must act to not only save Nigerians from a prolonged international embarrassment but reverse this sprint toward destruction.