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.
From Octavia to Obama, the audacity of hope lives on. Also known as Augustus Caesar, Octavia dreamt of an indelible entry in history and moved on to achieve immortalisation of his name by inserting August into the then ten months calendar of the year.
The presidency has reacted to the attack of Nigerians on the Buhari government over happenings across the country.Aside the recession that hit the country, the administration is battling with insecurity, especially unabated killings in some parts of the country, dwindling power supply, fuel scarcity, unemployment, high rate of dollar, among others.
Nigeria’s National Assembly has turned its sights on NGOs, which are bracing for a crackdown in 2018. The Yakubu Dogara led House of Representatives is desperately pushing to pass the ‘NGO Regulatory Bill’ that many analysts have warned would stigmatise NGOs, and set Nigeria on course toward authoritarianism and oppression.
Professor Tolu Odugbemi, OON, NNOM, FAS
A way forward cannot be charted without considering the present situation and the limitations that currently exist.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently explain to Nigerians why the government decided to withdraw the sum of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.