BEFORE WE BECOME REFUGEES
In Nigeria, sound and visionary leadership seems to be at premium at all levels. It has become as clear as daylight that money meant for the purchase of military equipment and to cater for the welfare of military personnel grows wings and flies to unknown destinations, embezzled by the senior officers saddled with the responsibility of taking care of the soldiers under their command. This has been the case for so many years and has only been brought to light by Boko Haram. Recently, some soldiers in a fit of rage opened fire on their brigade commander who narrowly escaped being killed. The soldiers were angry (amongst others) that they were not being given sufficient ammunition and that their welfare was not being well taken care of. What was the response of the army high command? They simply rounded up several of the men involved, court marshaled them and sentenced most of them to death. In all of this, the real underlying issues have not been resolved and the next uproar by the boys in green might not be too far away .
Economic Collapse: Who Says We Were Not Warned?
I have watched with
keen interest the drama that has been unfolding over the
past few weeks for two reasons really; first, out of concern
for the current state of the economy, and, then secondly, as
someone who is interested in the human psyche. I must
confess that Nigerians prove an interesting bunch. I am
tempted to believe that a whole lot of our players on the
political cum economic landscape are the sort of players who
merely read their lines in a script without reading the
whole story. If this is not the case, how does one explain
the accusations that have filled every media outlet in the
nation that the Minister of Finance never warned us on the
impending economic crisis? .
Duro Onabule and his Phantom Lady
The events of the past few weeks have every one paying closer attention to news headlines; especially as it relates to the falling price of crude oil, the economy and how it all affects us as Nigerians, both in the short term, and in the years to come. That was how I stumbled across Duro Onabule’s op-ed titled, “Eventually, collapse of the economy?” published last week in The Sun..
Gov Amaechi Abolishes Discriminatory School Fees for
Non-Indigenes •He is a hero, a deliverer and a patriotic
leader – NIPF
It was celebration
galore last Monday among non-indigenes in Rivers State when
the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,
announced to students and staff of the Rivers State
University of Science and Technology (RSUST) that henceforth
it would be abominable to allow the injustice in State-owned
schools where non-indigenes are made to pay fees far higher
than what indigenous students pay.FULL
President Jonathan Acquires Tyrannical Skills
Mr Jonathan remains for me a phenomenal of different cast that needs to be understudied; different to other dictators in living history, both death or alive. His ability to reck havocs and turn away smoothly without tracing them to him has become an artful logic would-be dictators should learn. It is not for nothing that all along he maintained sly and serpentine disposition. Even though President Jonathan has been seen as being inferior in reasoning, dull in imagination, tasteless in statecraft and anomalous in orientation, his sudden acquisition of tyrannical war chest speaks volume.
Conference decides on zonal presidency, state creation and
The National Conference on Thursday resolved that henceforth,
the office of the President of Nigeria shall rotate between the
North and South and revolve among the geo-political zones.
It was also agreed that the office of the state governors shall
be rotated among the three senatorial districts of each state
while that of the local government chairmen shall to be rotated
within the local government areas.
Power Tussle in Rivers PDP May Consume Wike...Plans to Fight Dirty
The inside power game within the distraught Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has taken a new dimension as the National Headquarters of the Party led by Adamu Muazu is poised for a showdown with the Supervising Minister of Education over his recent moves to stop any plans by the National Exco of the Party to change the present leadership of the party led by Felix Obuah.
Inside sources who wouldn’t want to be mentioned spilled to Naijas Report that the Minister has been ordered to vacate the Court Order he obtained through a surrogate, Chukwuemeka Aaron, the PDP Chairman of Obio/Akpor LGA from a High Court presided over by Justice Evoh Chukwu.
Boko Haram - Who are They
and What do They Want?
This has not been the best times for Rivers indigenes and residents due to the return of the war drums in the political arena of the state. The state has been on the front burner in recent times as political jobbers will leave no stone unturned in order to continue their siege on the treasury of the once called Garden City of Nigeria.
The state governor, Rotimi Amaechi who has barely a year to complete his eight year reign has hardly slept well since he parted ways with his former Chief of Staff, Nyeso Wike, who is currently the Supervising Minister of Education. Wike's nomination as Minister by the governor has become like the biblical thorn in the flesh of Apostle Paul, who though could heal others of a similar pain but had to live with his own pain in the course of his Missionary work.
Plot to Impeach Gov. Amaechi an Invitation to Anarchy, Booby Trap for Our Nascent Democracy – Rivers APC Says
By: Faustinus Nwaorgu
plot to use six renegade members of the Rivers State House
of Assembly loyal to the Supervising Minister of Education,
Chief Nyesome Wike, to embark upon impeachment procedure
against Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, the Executive Governor of
Rivers State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF),
has been brought to our notice. To us, this is ridiculous,
the highest form of impunity, an invitation to anarchy and a
booby trap which could truncate our nascent democracyFULL
Governor Amaechi Ambushed by Federal Government Security
By: Faustinus Nwaorgu
The Rivers State Government has
expressed concern about the safety of Governor Amaechi who
is right now being held hostage in a commando style by
soldiers and federal government security agents in Odudu,
Ondo state. FULL
Conference takes hard stance against corruption.
otherwise decided, henceforth, judicial officers convicted
of corruption or perversion of justice will be liable to 50
years in prison and loss of all official entitlement
including gratuity and pensions without an option of fine.
No more foreign medical treatment for public officers except…
The National Conference, in a bid to reduce the current negative impact of medical tourism on the image and integrity of Nigeria and her healthcare system, has set strict procedures that must be observed by public officers seeking medical treatment outside Nigeria.FULL
“Start Writing Your Handover Note”, APC Tells Jonathan - Faustinus Nwaorgu
President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised to start writing his handover note well ahead of next year’s election in view of the successful National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) concluded yesterday in Abuja.
A Good Day for Change: Governor Amaechi Congratulates Newly Elected APC National Officers.
The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to a concocted interview allegedly granted by the Governor of Rivers State Rt. Hon Chibuike Amaechi.