Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:23
Critics say the appointment of Mr. Babatunde Fowler, a man with an unabashed love for the exotic and flamboyant things of life is a contradiction of some sort by a thrifty President. A school of thought also posited that the new FIRS boss is a long knife plunged deep in the Nigeria’s large cake to assuage the leader of All Progressives Congress-APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu in re- positioning his new frontiers ahead of 2019... - By Jude Orji
TRIUMPH OF MASTER OF POLITICAL CHESS GAME?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 13:21
Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, is noted for perennial flooding, which renders the streets of the city impassable after heavy rains... -By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu
Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, is noted for perennial flooding, which renders the streets of the city impassable after heavy rains. The situation has contributed substantially to the collapse of the roads shortly after construction.
Abia State government began the dredging of Aba River, popularly known as “Waterside” recently. The dredging was informed by the government’s commitment to give a facelift to Aba through its” Aba Urban Renewal Policy”.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:24
The battle line is drawn between two former governors of Lagos State, All Progressives Congress, APC national leader Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Babatunde Fashola. The fear of the servant trying to outshine his master is said to be the reason to cut Fashola to size. But reverberation has come in different shades and shapes... - By Jude Orji
WAR OF ATTRITION–TINUBU VERSUS FASHOLA
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:01
The plight of Osun State workers owed over eight months salary arrears has more or less exposed the financial mismanagements of Governor Rauf Aregbesola led All Progressives Congress –APC government in the last five years. His lack-lustre leadership style has steered the ship of the state to bankruptcy. Surprisingly, the way and manner APC national leader Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu is said to be making frantic effort to save Aregbesola by allegedly raising billions of Naira believed to be part of his alleged settlement for installing the embattled governor, is exposing the big cover up in the affairs of State of Osun. - By Jude Orji
LIVING ON BORROWING
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 18:32
From all indications, cohesion of the Department of State Security Service-DSS is being threatened following the seeming politicisation of the service. The alleged onslaught of President Mohammadu Buhari to discredit the administration of his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan through his new point-man, DG DSS, Lawal Musa Daura, has continued to resonate in the public domain. There are fears that DSS may likely undergo the trauma it went under former military President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida who allegedly dealt with the service for possessing classified information on him. Security analysts say Daura might not be working for the state but Buhari’s hidden agenda. - By Jude Orji
STIRRING THE HORNETS’ NEST
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 16:10
In spite of last week truce that produced Femi Gbajabiamila as House Leader in the National Assembly, the ruling All Progressives Congress-APC seems to continue to be in coma as a result of its surprised victory in the March 28, presidential poll won with the mantra of ‘Change’. After two months in office, its doctors are still battling to save it in the surgical theatre and two political ‘generals’ in the party; are seemingly pulling the levers to have unfettered control of its soul. Despite all denials the battle of the titans is allegedly being anchored on 2019 presidency which will go the direction of those controlling the levers of power in the party. The lingering National Assembly crisis coupled with the party’s pervading noxious mien of ‘motion without movement,’ poses its imminent fall... - By Jude Orji
NASS: CRISIS WITHOUT END?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 14:26
Nigeria’s oil cabal was unmasked by the House Of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Oil Subsidy chaired by Hon. Farouk Lawan after the January 2012 nationwide strike that followed the removal of oil subsidy. Since then this cartel holding the nation on the jugular has refused to bulge. Against this backdrop, experts warn that until federal government musters the will to deal with the monster, Nigeria will remain under-developed. The consensus is that President Muhammadu Buhari should finally remove the subsidy which NLC is opposed to. Will Buhari damn the consequences? - By Jude Orji
UNDESERVED ECONOMY LOCKDOWN
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 14:21
From the way Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was singled out and appreciated by President Muhammadu Buhari after he had got his certificate of victory as elected Nigerian president in the April presidential election from Professor Attahiru Jega’s INEC at the famed International Conference Centre in Abuja, where coincidentally he was when he was literarily demystified two weeks ago by events in the National Assembly, even his political enemies had concurred that the JAGABAN of South-West politics, has finally played his game into undisputed national acceptance, where like in Lagos, he would be an unquestionable decider of political fate of Nigeria. But, recent events at the National Assembly, which saw all the candidates he schemed up for the leadership of the Nigerian apex legislature fell flat on their back, has proven that Nigeria is a bigger estate than Lagos State, where he is prided as ‘Lion of Bourdillion’ because of his Hitler-like hold on politics and socio- economic destiny of ‘The State of Aquatic Spendour’... - By Dapo Olaosebikan
‘SUDDEN DEATH’ OF A POLITICAL CHESS GAME
Submitted by James Uzondu on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:04
At exactly 12.01 A.M this Friday, May 29, 2015, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan ceases to be Nigeria’s president while, 72 years old Mohammadu Buhari, a retired Army general, once again, assumes political leadership of the most populous African nation on God’s earth. Paradoxically, while his first coming on December 31, 1983, was, literarily speaking, unheralded as it came via a coup de tat of a self mission to salvage the sinking ship being captained by Alhaji Shehu Shagari, a fellow Fulani of the northern extraction, this time around, Buhari is riding through a popular yarning by a large number of the Nigerian voters for a change through the democratic election held on March 28, 2015 nationwide. To say the least, expectations by Nigerians are high. But, these high expectations might soon be running against the reality of our national socio-political existence. - By Dapo Olaosebikan
BUHARI’S FIRST COMING (1983–85)
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 14:57
The merriment seems to have been over for People’s Democratic Party in Nigeria after a period of unbroken 16 years rule. The evidence of this is the on-going furore over its defeat in the March 28 and April 11 presidential and governorship elections and clamour for the party’s national chairman-Adamu Mu’azu’s led NWC to resign. After initial hard stance, the embattled chairman supposedly embarked on a medical trip abroad from where he has been making overtures to assuage aggrieved members to sheathe their swords having allegedly destroyed the African largest party. - By Jude Orji
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