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9 Feb 2015
Continued from yesterday PART of Nigeria’s difficulty in solving the Boko Haram problem is that Shariyaland has a pervasive fifth column within the Nigerian government and political parties. This fifth column is aiding and abetting Boko Haram; it consists of Shariyaland citizens who are holding positions in Nigerian governments and political parties, all the way…
9 Feb 2015
“Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful , for thou art not so. For those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow, die not. Poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.     From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee, much pressure, then from thee, much more must…
CBN-GOV-EMEF
8 Feb 2015
IT is very sad that four meetings of the Monetary Policy Committee after seven months in office of current Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele, the bank has yet to activate the managed float naira exchange rate system (MFS for short), which the governor had pledged to sustain at his maiden press briefing.…
8 Feb 2015
AFTER that historical backgrounder, I shall now examine four election issues, the two on everybody’s mind  – Corruption and Insecurity, with insecurity in the two forms of Boko Haram and The Fulani militia, plus two others that are not but should be on everybody’s mind namely, the 1999 Constitution –hereafter referred to as the Constitution;…
8 Feb 2015
The least awful: A former dictator is a better choice than a failed president SOMETIMES there are no good options. Nigeria goes to the polls on February 14th to elect the next president, who will face problems so large – from rampant corruption to a jihadist insurgency – that they could break the country apart,…
8 Feb 2015
DURING a lecture he delivered at London’s Catham House on January 22, 2015, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), made what could amount to a call for the postponement of the 2015 elections. The lecture was titled “Nigeria’s Insecurity: Insurgency, Corruption, Elections, and the Management of Multiple Threats,” and he hinged the…
8 Feb 2015
WHEN President Goodluck Jonathan made Power reform central to his administration’s Transformation Agenda as the catalyst for economic growth of Nigeria, he did not seem to be saying anything different from what Nigerians had heard in the past. His fellow countrymen had become familiar with the undignifying phenomenon of broken promises, especially from government officials.    Time…
CHOLERA
7 Feb 2015
THE current cases of cholera outbreak in parts of Bayelsa and Anambra states are very sad reminders of the endemic poverty of most Nigerians coupled with poor sanitary condition across the country. The cholera outbreak also advertises a certain poverty of ideas on the part of those who rule even in matters that are supposedly…
7 Feb 2015
MY two previous write-ups on this subject matter were unambiguous. I had advised my people to do things differently in order toearn a different result in 2015. It seems nobody has listened. I had warned that the persistent insistence of the Urhobos on the governorship slot of Delta State each election year was becoming counter-productive…
7 Feb 2015
FORMER militants of the Niger Delta, who are now repentant, having embraced the amnesty offered by the late President Umar Yar’adua are back in the news, or have recently enhanced their visibility in the public space, courtesy of the forthcoming general elections. To say that they are back in the news does not capture it…
7 Feb 2015
UP until last Thursday, February 5, 2015, there were people in Nigeria who thought President Goodluck Jonathan still had a chance to be re-elected president next Saturday. Among that number, some mistook the pageantry and pomp of incumbency for the power and pump of Nigeria’s fledgling democratic heart.     As Mr. Jonathan stumbled and…
7 Feb 2015
AS Nigerians from all walks of life prepare for the important 2015 presidential elections, which holds in about a week, one issue on which they are all agreed is that the election should be free and fair. In fact, to his credit, President Jonathan who is a contestant in that election has told Nigerians and…

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