Chadian Leader, Idriss Derby was recently inaugurated as President of his country for a record fifth term of another five years. By this ignoble development Derby would have been in power for 31 years when his tenure expires in 2021. Given his age at 69 by then, there is every likelihood that he would seek re-election, more so, as he had, through a manipulated referendum, abrogated tenure limits from his country’s Constitution.
There is no gainsaying that these, indeed, are not the best of times for Nigerians. With the spiraling rate of inflation and the fangs and pangs of economic hardship Nigerians are exposed to today, there is an urgent need to check this trend before the situation completely gets out of hand.
President Muhammadu Buhari has shown, assuming it was hidden before now, that his Presidency is for some particular people and sections of the Nigerian federation.
This stark reality and deepening hate leadership being championed by the country’s Number One citizen has, again, been poignantly demonstrated in some recent appointments he made.
As 2016 Olympics opens in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on August 5, Nigerians are expectant that the Team Nigeria will make them proud as they did in Atlanta, United States of America in 1996.
THE frosty relationship between the Presidency and the National Assembly particularly the Senate arising from the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and two others over alleged forgery of the 2015 Senate Standing Order is most unfortunate, worrisome and should not be allowed to fester any longer in the interest of Nigerians.
THE demise of coaches Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shaibu within four days apart is something that a lot of soccer-loving enthusiasts have still not come to terms with.
We congratulate Lagos State on becoming an oil-producing state 25 years after an oil prospective licence was given to the state by the Federal Government.
NOT many Nigerians might have rolled out the drums as the nation marked 17 years of uninterrupted democracy on Sunday, May 29, 2016, considering the hardship in the land. This has aggravated in the last one year under President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The 2016 federal appropriation bill was finally signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 6, 2016, thereby bringing to an end, 135 days of controversies, horse trading and out- right blackmail which characterized the budget tagged budget of change.
THE death of the former Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Mr. James Ocholi (SAN); his wife, Blessing and son, Joshua on Sunday, March 7, 2016 in a road crash on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, was an unfortunate incident that shocked Nigerians.