Tag: Perspective

Perspective | The Current Igbo Are ‘Inferior Igbo’!

The Igbo are today a beggarly nation of impotent, lachrymal people now weeping about “marginalization” and waiting for Nigeria to collapse or let them go, so that they will go and make something of themselves. This is an over-indulged generation. The last of the Igbo are old and dying; the current Igbo are “inferior Igbo.” They are just waiting for Godot.

Perspective | Banning codeine in APC

Five days after the welcome ban, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on May 5, held its Ward congresses across the country.  In most of   the thirty six states, they were  characterized by  thuggery, manipulation, imposition, and in at least two cases, murder. In Rivers State, a member was shot dead right in the party secretariat while in Ughelli,  Delta State, a party chairmanship aspirant, Mr. Jeremiah Oghoveta was stabbed to death.  In Oyo State, supporters of Governor Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi  and  those of Communication Minister, Adebayo Shittu, were engaged in a mini Civil War with the Governor accusing  the Honourable Minister and some members of the House of Representatives of perpetuating the violence and threatening arson.

Perspective | Dining with Trump; recalling colonial tactics. – By Owei Lakemfa

As there is no religious war in Nigeria, either Trump is dangerously uninformed or he is deliberately playing  the religious card  which will cause further bloodshed. As if to violently refute President Trump’s claim, within twenty four hours of his incendiary claims and needless threats, there were twin bomb blasts at a mosque beside the Gwonjo  Market, Adamawa State in which 42 were killed and 68 injured. The perpetrators, as usual , are terrorists of the Boko Haram group who are a hundred percent Muslim.

Perspective | The Importance of Strengthening State Economic Management Systems – by Atiku Abubakar

In this much anticipated speech at Chatham House, Atiku Abubakar made a strong case for Restructuring – one that clearly puts into perspective, the dire State of the Union of Nigeria. He concluded by saying, “Some Nigerian states are poor not because they are not receiving a fair share of oil money but because they are not receiving a fair shot at true federalism. Only restructuring can correct that”.

[Perspective] The alleged looters’ lists: Matters arising

Not long after he assumed office as Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave us some indication of what happened to our public treasuries during the Jonathan administration. The evidence he released, with some glee, was his computation of amounts of money in the charge sheets in court documents allegedly stolen by a number of former public officers and their minions operating under the big, protective umbrella of PDP.

[Perspective] You be thief! I no be thief!

Issuing multiple lists of supposed looters of Nigeria’s treasury is the new political game in town. Nigerians now wake up one morning to be confronted with a list of supposed “looters”, crafted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), only to be confronted the next morning with another list of supposed “looters”, authored by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The entire nation is consequently thrust into a “You be thief! I no be thief! You be robber! I no be robber!” macabre dance.