REASONS WHY PRESIDENT BUHARI CANNOT RESIGN AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME!

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Anybody who wants to see drama, fiction or platform where leaders are disgraced let him/her come to Nigeria. Our country is places where every Tom, Dick and Harry will open his mouth to talk rubbish because they insist and believe on freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution.

 

Is the Constitution not a copy of the American system of government? How do the Americans operate the system? Have we ever visited America and witnessed how the system worked before embarking or applying same into the Nigerian system?

 

This is the second time we are witnessing Nigerian President fallen sick while in power. As if the heaven will fall down, numerous calls were made for the President to step aside or resign from the presidency position. You cannot use a wild banana leaf to shield yourself from the rain and tear it to pieces later when the rain comes to an end.

 

How many American Presidents fell sick and never resigned or step aside? There were five US Presidents who were in this category namely: Woodrow Wilson (1912 – 1921); Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933 – 1945); Dwight Eisenhower (1953 – 1961); John F. Kennedy (1961 – 1963) and of recent, George Bush (1989 – 1993).

 

Now, if five of American Presidents have been sick in Office, what is wrong if Nigerian current President, Muhammadu Buhari is also sick? Is it a new thing? Were they called upon to resign their elected position they sworn in to protect, depend and preserve? What is good for the goose must be good for the gander!

 

Is democracy a game of unintelligent people? We expect people to be fair in their judgment. However, with the current development happening in the country, we know the fight for the corruption must fight back. But, will it succeed? He who pursues an innocent chicken will always stumble in the process.

 

Apart from that, there were eight American Presidents who have died in Office. The four out of the eight died of natural causes. They were: William Henry Harrison (1841); Zachary Taylor (1850); Warren Harding (1923) and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1945).

 

The four other American Presidents who died but were assassinated include Abraham Lincoln (1865); James A. Garfield (1881); William McKinley (1901) and John F. Kennedy (1963).

 

Death is in the hands of ALLAH! Nobody knows when, where, how or who will die today, tomorrow or beyond. Why does some unguided element(s) will jump into the unknown to make unfortunate remarks in areas where they had no control or allowed to judge a situation? They said if somebody is against you, the first thing to remember is airplane takes off against the wind facing it not with it!

 

Democracy as highlighted cannot be taken for granted. The achievements/success recorded by the sick President has never been done in the country. This is the first time in the history of Nigerian democracy in uprooting an incumbent government to an opposition one, because when a rife fruit sees an honest man, it will drop on its own to show some solidarity.

 

The aim was to install sanity in all the sectors of the economy. It is the first time, a Whistle blowing policy was judged to be the best inplemented with a view to making the country FREE from illegal acquision of wealth. He, who does not look ahead, always remains behind pretending being a looser.

 

Enough is enough! Nigerians are becoming wiser now than before. If democracy is to succeed, it is time to allow it prosper in order to a lay the foundation of good governance for the future of Nigerians. We will not allow some few elements dominating the scene of the media with the so-called elders telling Nigerians what to do on the leadership we strived to install under the most free and fair election ever held in the country.

 

This is because the person who has not travelled widely thinks his mother is the best cook!

 

OPEN LETTER TO LATE MALAM AMINU KANO OF BLESSED MEMORY

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As I continue to pray for Allah to forgive you and bless you, I also pray for you to belong to the inhabitants of Al-Jannatul Firdausi – the highest and most respectable paradise in the Hereafter.

 

Every year the likes of your political associates, supporters as well as the best wishers for you used to undertake anniversary celebrations for your demise. While you were alive, you dedicated yourself to the worship of Allah. You fear Him because you knew one day, you will meet Him.

 

The fear of Allah made you what the people are celebrating annually in view of your contributions to the “Talakawa” whom you fought, depend and named the struggle “Democratic Humanism.” It is the fear of Allah that made you return and collect receipt of #2million into the coppers of the federal government when you were a Minister. The rest has become a history.

 

Sir, it will surprise you to note that the political atmosphere has completely changed into something else. The introduction and implementation of the American system of government has thrown the country into the hands of rogues, mischievous, unpatriotic, etc that raised more questions than answers.

 

Nigerians are now calling for the withdrawal of the system or demanding for a referendum to change the whole system. Unfortunately, the constitutional experts say there was nothing like referendum in the country’s constitution. The issue of having a referendum does not arise.

 

Sir, Nigerians are now in the dilemma as the constitution has sideline the people (local governments) but empowered the Executives to do away everything they consider not best for themselves. The case of State-Local government joint account is a testimony.

 

The ideology you preached “Democratic Humanism” is no longer relevant to the leaders of today. Many present Nigerian leaders of today from Councilor upwards preached “Moneyism” ideology. The political leaders have developed the urge to grasp wealth, popularity and power to commit all kinds of atrocities without anybody, even the Judiciary (which is worse) cannot call them to order.

 

The State legislators are in shoulder to shoulder with the Judiciary in terms of corruption and abuse of office. They always have cups in hands to the executives to beg for money at the detriment of the poor people in the country.

 

Your blessed memory, the sons and daughters, the supporters and admirers you left behind are now the leaders’ in-charge of running the affairs of the country. They are the ones to protect, depend and uphold the country’s constitution in manners to making the ordinary people suffer but their families live in mansions and riches.

 

Sir, let me not bother you much in your blessed memory of death but what has happened in the history of this country from 1999 to date, remains unbelievable, a mirth, imaginary, a forecast or a dream for a trust and worthy person to assimilate.

 

The country is blessed with distinguished and honorable financial squanderers who dressed decently but nicely to steal, rob, embezzled, mismanaged and above all ‘safe’ keep the loots in houses, forests, cemeteries, etc outside the banking system.

 

Occasionally, the Central Bank of Nigeria will highlight on the inflation figure, money deposit banks, rise and fall of our currency, etc with or without knowing what is happening to other ‘safe’ keeping instruments out of the economic system.

 

Lastly, the country has now acknowledged the arrival of a leader who appears to follow your footsteps in the area of transparent honesty and accountability. He has waged a war of insurgency which yielded good results, a war in the bribery and corruption which stopped the national assembly from attending bills sent to it by the presidency to set up Special Courts in related corrupt cases and a war in making the economy stand alone on its own cutting everything less important in order to save the country’s foreign exchange.

 

However, despite all these, the President is not left alone. He was accused of being surrounded in the kitchen cabinet with those who do not wish the country well. What the leader preached, they tend to go other ways to counteract his policy/ideology.

 

For example, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, is on suspension for awarding contracts of grass cutting for $500,000.00 to his own company, “Rholavision Engineering” of which he was a Director. This clearly was a breach of public office code of conduct ethics.

 

The National Intelligence Agency, Director General Ambassador Ayo Oke went along with the SGF on suspension for illegally acquiring and keeping ‘cash’ in dollars, pound sterling and in naira totaled N15billion or $50 million in a private building in Osborne Street in Lagos.

 

Some critics say, there were more corruptible elements in the government who needed to be shown the way out of the government but kept mute because the issue is being handled with care.

 

Sir, since 1999 to date, there was only one single former impeached Governor in the whole of Nigeria that was imprisoned outside the country. He was tried in Nigeria and acquitted. The British government found him guilty and imprisoned him for years and returned to Nigeria in a rousing welcome by his people.

 

You see! Somebody stole your money, laundered same abroad and was imprisoned, yet, you happily welcome him home again to deceive, cheat and play with your intelligence. What unserious minded people we have in this country?

 

Many of the Governors found guilty of corruption and abuse of office since then have been busy going about normal businesses, visiting friends and relatives without concern. Some of them have been blaming the federal government on the slow action taken on corrupt cases. Others have resorted in blackmailing the government with unfavorable propaganda leading to higher rate of exchange, non availability of foodstuff, owing workers’ salary for more than 9 months, ineffective power supply; deterioration of bad roads, etc.

 

Above all, the national assembly which has the majority of the members won election under platform of the President has been working under the cover to thwart the efforts of the federal government not to achieve its aims and objectives on bribery and corruption scandals.

 

In conclusion, I pray for the Almighty Allah to forgive you and bless you. As for those who passed before you, I pray to Allah to have mercy and forgive them. As far as we are concerned, I pray to Allah to give us the best of this world and the hereafter. Ameen!

 

 

Nigerians Have No Alternative Than Go To The Farms

images (4)The hue and cry concerning the rise in persistent prices of basket of foodstuff in Nigeria has a limit. The best for Nigerians is to go back to the farms.

Many people have abandoned going to the farms and decided to make a living in the towns and cities. The few people living in the villages, or producing the quantity of foodstuff needed in the country have found the cost of fertilizers skyrocketing.

The federal government must, as a matter of utmost urgency, provide the most needed  fertilizer to enable them carry on with farming before the farming season began. Asking farmers to buy fertilizer at the midddle or end of the season is like telling them to leave the farming.

Those residing in the cities and towns who do not regard farming compulsory were the ones crying for government assistance to bring down the prices of foodstuff.

Even if you cannot afford going to and from the farmland, one should engage the services of other people to assist them,

NNDC KADUNA, A PRIDE TO NIGERIA

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The New Nigeria Development Company Limited (NNDC) has been in existence for more than 40 years now. It is a Company owned and managed by the 19 northern state governments.

 

NNDC is the development of manpower and capacity building of the people of northern extraction in order to enable them contributes meaningfully to national development.

 

NNDC has successfully done this over the last decades. Many of those people that worked in the organization later left and took up various positions of responsibilities in both private and public sectors where they served meritoriously.

 

In continuation with this noble objective and apart from grooming workforce from within, NNDC has established schemes where young graduates are trained to become professionals in strategic careers.

 

One of such Schemes is the Students Special Project (SSP) which is being run in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

 

NNDC has established SSP Study Centres in Kaduna, Kano, Ilorin and Gombe towns/cities respectively. Those study centres has so far, produced more than 573 Chartered Accountants within a short period of time. There are more than 2, 500 students who have passed ICAN exams from one level to another within the ICAN examination boundary.

 

These study centres were the first to be established in the northern Nigeria from 2007 to date. NNDC, therefore, has been a great success to the young professionals and entrepreneurs in the North.

 

Despite the economic challenges and downturn of the country’s economy, the NNDC is glaringly performing better in view of the technological outlook and development.

 

NNDC being the only surviving government institution in the North, it is sister company, the Bank of the North could not meet the target of the Survival of the Fittest. The Bank has since closed its doors and forgotten within the financial business circles in the country.

 

A lot of bad and doubtful debts, coupled with bad leadership and mismanagement have all contributed to the downfall of the Bank. The Bank could not recapitalize to the N20billion then requested to remain afloat or above the required minimum deposit level.

 

It is clear and manifest that NNDC has become a pride and a success, not only to the people of the North but contributed immensely to the economic well-being of the Nigerian economy.

PREACH AND BE DAMNED IN KADUNA STATE?

NASIR EL-RUFAI

I think Kaduna State people should consider themselves “lucky” for having a young, indefatigable and dynamic leader like Governor Nasir el-rufai.

 

The Governor is not enacting new legislation on Religious Preaching. The Law has been in the State for more than 30 years now.

 

I believe, what Gov. El-rufai has done was to amend, adjust or renew some portions of the Law in order to suit or meet the present circumstance of ways and manners some religious preachers propagate their religion has been unhealthy, unacceptable and most notorious way capable in bringing chaos and confusion in the State.

 

None of us is praying for the worst of religious conflicts to happen but they happened in most of the northern states. The worst conflict is still, going on in the north-east of the country, all in the name of Religion.

 

The likely solution to this problem is for the Kaduna State Government as well as the State House of Assembly to offer dialogue, fruitful discussion and open hearings on the law amendments which, must be fully attended by all the stakeholders in the State.

 

The stakeholders should know that Nigeria is sick and tired of religious conflicts leading to maiming and killing of innocent people, destruction of lives and property.

 

They should find solutions to these problems which must be in line with the provisions of the Law. The Law is the yardstick used to measure maximum level of compliance.

 

Failure to follow the Law will lead to chaos, making governance difficult, resulting in total disintegration.

 

A clear example is the current investigation going on and carried out in the name of religion, which is to advise or recommend measures to be adopted by the Government with a view to guiding against future occurrence.

Therefore, the Law must be there to serve as a deterrent to others who wanted to commit same offences.

 

 

 

CURRENCY SWAP IS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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China has been a business partner with Nigeria since our independence from the British colonial masters. Nigeria, not only being a business partner with China but the bilateral relations goes beyond social, economic and educationally.

 

When we were in Primary school in the 1960s, we used to request Chinese magazines on the Communist revolution headed by its outright leader and revolutionist, Moe Tsetung. Later, the magazines failed to show up towards the end of our school tenure in view of the fact that future leaders may become revolutionaries too! Though, the ideas have been impacted on us since then and what we have now in Nigeria is the kind of Change people have been clamoring.

 

So, I believe, those who have been too critical about President Buhari’s overseas trips as well as the current misled and unguided Governor of Ekiti State have no business doing in Nigeria.

 

Those are the characters militating against the economic development of the country. No country shall develop within its own hemisphere of economic policies without foreign intervention, assistance or investments.

 

In fact, I am yet to hear the critics blowing grammar on the Nigeria’s currency swap with China. Is it too early to criticize?

 

For those who want criticize the recent development on the currency swap, let them hear well that the following countries have since entered currency swap with China. The countries are: – Indonesia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, and the European Union have currency swap deals running in several hundreds of billions.

 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) that has been using a basket of 4 currencies in the world namely, Dollar (US); Euro (European Union); Pound Sterling (United Kingdom), and Yen (Japan) has now considered Yuan (China) into the basket.

 

The IMF has added Yuan to its basket of reserve currencies, an international stamp of approval of the strides China has made integrating into a global economic system dominated for decades by the United States, Europe and Japan.

 

The addition of China’s currency (Yuan) makes it becoming 5 major currencies in the world and it will take effect October 1st 2016.

 

The Yuan is having 10.92 per cent weighting in the basket and the rest are 41.73 per cent for the Dollar; 30.93 per cent for the Euro; 8.33 per cent for the Yen and 8.09 per cent for the British pound sterling.

 

Nigeria has signed a number of deals with China. President Buhari’s trip to China has yielded over $6 billion additional investments for Nigeria. This move is geared towards making positive impact on key sectors of the Nigerian economy including Power, Solid Minerals, Gas, Agriculture, Housing, Road and Rail transportation.

 

Nigerian critics have failed to understand the Change Iniative associated with President Muhammadu Buhari. Once a person or group of people is self-centered, arrogant and corrupt cannot be in line with this administration.

 

Those policies are meant to serve the future generations of this country. If previous leaderships we witnessed were not corrupt and inept to the flights of Nigerians, we would not have been in the situation we found ourselves.

 

Inequality, greed and avaricious made us insensitive to build more refineries to curtail present long over lasting queues at the filling stations; unable to curb smuggling to save local industries collapsing. Insecurity to prevent lost of lives and property; uncontrollable crimes resulting in armed robbery, kidnappings, maiming and killing of innocent lives, setting ablaze of towns and villages without fear or mercy.

 

Are we really human beings inflicting injury on our brothers and sisters, young and old, women and children?

 

I believe, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was tested and trusted can lead this country to a greater heights and he has already made historical impact on our currency swap.