The much-awaited 2015 general elections have come and gone! It started successfully and it ended peacefully. It also proved prophets of doom who predicted the disintegration of Nigeria wrong, but many surprises it sprang cannot be forgotten in a hurry. These are surprises that humbled the mighty and produced new set of leaders who are relatively underdogs! The most feared incumbency power was brought to zero, as the collective will of the people prevailed over it.
About 22 years ago, a medical agency located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, offered me a job with a very attractive salary that was higher than the average wage compensation at that time. For a young man with no wife or children and far less obligation, the pay was irresistible. Every Friday was not just pay-day; it was fun-day that I looked forward to. After about three weeks in the agency’s employment, the fourth pay-day turned out to be a “black” Friday.
Every leader sooner or later faces the Julius Caesar situation - beneficiaries of his most noble and patriotic efforts stab him in the back. However, leaders with a treacherous streak, take it in their stride more than leaders like Julius Caesar, who was without guile. Such leaders as Caesar are victims of the truism that to the pure all things are pure; they live their lives believing that everyone is good. When their “Brutuses” bare their fangs, they get vanquished by the weight and depth of their ingratitude and betrayal.
A member of the Senate or of the House of Representatives shall vacate his seat in the House of which he is a member if—being a person whose election to the House was sponsored by a political party, he becomes a member of another political party before the expiration of the period for which that House was; provided that his membership of the latter political party is not as result of a division in the political party of which he was previously a member or of a merger of two or more political parties or factions by one of which he was previously sponsored”-(Section 68(1) (g) of the 1999 Cons
The reason I think President Goodluck Jonathan deserves the vote of Nigerians in the presidential /National Assembly poll slated for March 28 this year is not far- fetched. I believe without any fear of contradiction that re-electing President Jonathan is the best course of action that Nigerians can take, if we do not want to go back to Egypt! To lay the foundation as to whether he should be the choice of the people, one is constrained to do a comparative analysis between President Jonathan and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is hardly known for making political statements or getting involved in undue controversies. He has, over the years, restricted his activities strictly to the propagation of the gospel of his Lord and master, Jesus Christ, across the world. Everything he says and does, by and large, revolve around his ministerial calling.
Cancer, also known as malignant neoplasm and the most feared word and disease in the world, is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. It can also affect nearby parts of the body and more distant parts through the lymphatic system or the blood stream. There are over 200 different types of cancer that affect humans. The disease has been around as long as mankind but only in the second half of the 20th century did the number of cancer cases exploded. In 2007, cancer caused about 13% of all human deaths worldwide (7.9million).
The first key to understanding General Muhammadu Buhari, GMB for short, is his temperament. Many GMB narratives fixate on his perceived sectarianism, the misguided utterances that make him such a lightning rod in Nigerian politics. Few, if any, deal in any depth with the underlying cholericism that informed many of his actions. As Head of State, GMB sanctioned the execution of three young Nigerians under a retroactive decree.
For all it may be worth, the last tirade against President Goodluck Jonathan by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is certainly one of the salvos intended to weaken the support base of the President as his enemies led by Obasanjo plan to hit him below the belt. But the reactions of Nigerians of varied backgrounds to Obasanjo’s old tricks show that Nigerians are no fools. The people’s condemnation of Obasanjo’s arrant hypocrisy has been overwhelming.
In 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) instituted December 1 every year as World AIDS Day. The objective is to provide a platform for the world to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Part of the aim is also to ensure that governments and policy makers meet the HIV targets they set, stand by the commitments they made and mobilize the necessary resources for a world where people do not die of AIDS related ailments. For each World AIDS Day from 2005 to 2010, the theme was “Stop AIDS”. The 2014 theme for World AIDS Day was”Focus, Partner and Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation”.