.One of Muhammadu Buhari's campaigns in 2015
There is no force as strong as the collective will of the people. Political theorist, John Locke, who ascertained the domicile of power, eventually discovered that power is domiciled with the people. Locke, in his Two Treatises of Government, published in 1690, argues that it is the people that give power to the ultimate ruler. And in extension, the ultimate ruler can only exercise that power to the extent he is allowed by the people.
Nigerians have reacted to the intention of Fela Durotoye to run for president of Nigeria, questioning his ability.Fela, a consulting guru, leadership coach and public speaker, has declared his intention to run in the 2019 presidential election.
By Donald Duke
Expectedly, the launch of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, shortly after former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, has elicited a diverse array of commentary. From excitement that something is at last happening in the polity that reverses the bore, to hope, confusion and of course condemnation. Good enough, hardly indifference, for then it would have been a failure. There are also those who proffer neither ideas nor solutions, but seemingly have the answers to all that is right and wrong in our country.
CNBC Africa’s interview with Hadiza Bello Usman, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority and discussed the countries Maritime space.
Chief Lanre Razak
A former commissioner for public transportation and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Lagos State, Chief Lanre Razak in this interview with newsmen canvasses for a second tenure for Governor Akinwunmi insisting that his score card so far more than qualify him for the job. Excerpts:
Mrs Aisha M. Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari is probably the most loved person in Nigeria today, especially by critics of her husband’s administration. She first came to our notice in this regard when in the course of her ailing husband’s medical vacation in London, she famously declared through BBC Hausa Service that the Buhari administration had been hijacked by a cabal. Long before anybody raised the issue, she was the first to observe that President Buhari has no business seeking a second term in office the way he was carrying on. She even added that she would not join him for any second term campaign. I had written a piece at the time titled “Aisha and that BBC interview”.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Festus Keyamo, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking the sack of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris over what he described as high-handedness and abuse of office.
The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, Wednesday ordered Fulani herdsmen to vacate the zone forthwith.The warning is contained in a statement issued after the OYC’s emergency meeting in Umuahia.
YUSHAU A. SHUAIB
Terrorists Now Disguise as Fulani Herdsmen– President Goodluck Jonathan, June, 2014
The above quote was the news headline after a speech by former President Goodluck Jonathan at an international conference on Fulani Herdsmen in Kaduna in June 2014 before they now become major kidnap kingpins.
Late Isiaka Adeleke
Today, January 15, 2018 marks the post-humous sixty-third (63rd) birthday of a man, who many people still want to believe is very much around, bubbling with life, making them happy as was characteristic of him during his lifetime. It is no other, than the amiable, irrepressible, dignified and humane personality, that late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Alani Adeleke – the First Executive Governor of Osun State (January 1992-November 1993), The First Asiwaju of Edeland, The First Chancellor, Adeleke University was. The man with many Firsts.