BUHARI’S SGF: WHOM THE CAP FITS
A local Igbo adage holds that the eyes know and can identify a mature corn. In every contest, there must be winners and losers and the jostle over who emerges Secretary to the Government of the Federation under President Muhammadu Buhari shall not be an exception.
In principle, barring any last minute change of heart, the ruling All Progressives Congress-APC has zoned the office of the SGF to the South Eastern part of Nigeria. In the South East, stakeholders have indicated interest, but the final decision rests on President Buhari.
AITEO, SAHARA REPORTERS AND THE TALE OF OIL SWAP FRAUD (1)
Recently, a Nigerian blog-Sahara Reporters devoted virtual space to a piece titled: Oil Swap Fraud: Aiteo, alleged Front for GEJ and Diezani, in Buhari’s Cross-hairs. In the piece, Aiteo is alleged to be a front for some “corrupt” activities of President Jonathan and the Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Quoting a leaked Energy Compass report, the blog opined that “the energy company, Aiteo could be headed for a major investigation.”
AS BUHARI TAKES OVER
One thinker said: "The worst revenge for a man who took your wife is to let him keep her". That is what one believes was the feeling of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan while acquiescing victory and handing over to General Muhammadu Buhari and one am not being sarcastic.
First, we should thank and congratulate former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, for the way he ended his Presidency. On the whole, he ended well, and all is well that ends well. If not anything, he single-offhandedly offered Nigerians the chance to start anew. It was a rare gift of inestimable value, judging by the way and time it came. An appreciative incoming President Muhammadu Buhari said remarkably, underscoring too its significance; “If you had wanted to make things difficult, you could have made things difficult and that would have been at the expense of lives of poor Nigerians, but you chose the part of honour and may God help all of us. Thank you very much your Excellency".
Political Osmosis: An ill wind that blows nobody any good.
The sweeping victory of General Buhari and his party in the polls has brought in its wake an obnoxious phenomenon known as political osmosis.
As we have osmosis in biology so we have it in politics. Biologically, the term osmosis means a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semi-permeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one. The process ends up equalising the solute concentrations on the the two sides.
‘Want Cheap Popularity? Attack Okonjo-Iweala
Since Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala left her World Bank job in September 2011 to assume the position of Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance at the invitation of President Jonathan, she has been the subject of severe attacks from persons desperate to court public attention. These so-called critics, who usually hide under the pretence of airing their opinion on the state of the Nigerian economy, have been found out several times for their mischief as their criticism are sometimes baseless, unfounded, uncalled for or outright lies with the motive being to sully the reputation of Okonjo-Iweala and in the process earn acclaim for themselves..