Friday, September 21, 2018

Umar Sa'ad Hassan

    Kachikwu and other tales: Telling the truth even we lie

Kachikwu and other tales: Telling the truth even we lie

Questions people were supposed to ask:So all Kachikwu alleges are true only because he thinks so? Has Kachikwu actually said $26 billion was stolen? Has anybody,whether from the NNPC board or not,corroborated anything Kachikwu said?President Buhari's pathetic leadership style is fast shutting the doors of objectivity in the mind of the average Nigerian and when the government can no longer do [...]

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    Political drama season: The Atikus in the APC, their rehearsed lines and reality

Political drama season: The Atikus in the APC, their rehearsed lines and reality

No, you are wrong. No one could have possibly predicted that political drama season would premiere with a serving minister endorsing another candidate in his sitting room over her principal, the President. She hasn't claimed to be misquoted or 'videoshopped' and the president's continued retention of her services has kept suspense at ice chill level. Are a select few privy [...]

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    What exactly is wrong with our president?

What exactly is wrong with our president?

The rumour mill has been agog with stories that President Buhari could be returning to the country any time soon. This is coming shortly after photos of him with some visiting governors were greeted with wild excitement by his supporters. On the other hand, there couldn't be a more rueful time for the patriotic Nigerian who places the nation first. [...]

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    Does Buhari want us as one?

Does Buhari want us as one?

That two of the three major tribes are actively clamouring for their own separate nations is in itself a failure for the Buhari administration.What makes it even more pathetic is how the government has made available an enabling environment for such agitations to fester and escalate to a point where we may just be fighting a civil war this October instead [...]

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    Buhari: A 2-year journey to nowhere

Buhari: A 2-year journey to nowhere

It's half way through the Buhari Presidency and its performance can best be captured in these words of Prof. Charles Soludo: "They inherited a bad situation but they have made it several times worse". At the start of President Buhari's reign in office, he made diversification of the economy a priority and agriculture seemed destined for a major boost.But the thing [...]

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    Whose interest comes first — Kano people or Sanusi and his powerful friends?

Whose interest comes first — Kano people or Sanusi and his powerful friends?

I had just one fear regarding Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's suitability for the Kano Emirship when I was supporting his candidature for the exalted seat and that fear has been justified. He simply cannot transit from a suit and tie 'do good' advocate to the royal father of one of Nigeria's most historic states. Certain extraordinarily high standards are expected of such [...]

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    Nigeria is better off with a warring senate and presidency

Nigeria is better off with a warring senate and presidency

The eventual winner in the war between the Presidency and the Senate will be the average Nigerian. One who has had to sit over the years and watch his leaders loot the treasury dry. One who has helplessly watched Political yahoo boys sell him a 'change' for the worse and finally, one who can't do anything other than what he [...]

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    Buhari should not rest — he should resign

Buhari should not rest — he should resign

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    On the withdrawal of charges against the Supreme Court 3

On the withdrawal of charges against the Supreme Court 3

If it is allowed to smell fishy for too long, the mind inevitably goes fishing in search for answers.Conspiracy theories almost always do no government any good because of the likely outcomes of its opponents keying into uncertainty to paint it bad or the people eventually stumbling on the truth. One thing I have in common with Mr Charles Adeogun [...]

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    America doesn’t owe anybody anything

America doesn’t owe anybody anything

President Donald Trump has promised to get Americans off welfare by rebuilding America with American labour. He has promised an end to the era where their borders were open to countries stealing their companies,making their products and destroying their jobs.America will no longer enhance foreign industries at the detriment of its own and will no longer spend trillions overseas while [...]

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    On the propriety of the AGF probing Magu and Lawal

On the propriety of the AGF probing Magu and Lawal

As things stand, Buhari's 'Zero tolerance for corruption' reputation is hanging by a thread.The former first lady has not been prosecuted or as much as questioned by the EFCC despite having her properties seized.Many still feel the seizure was a face-saving measure necessitated by her public attempt to bail put her cronies by laying claim to the monies found in [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: The ‘designer’ first lady that fooled my people

Aisha Buhari: The ‘designer’ first lady that fooled my people

I don't really care whether Aisha Buhari belongs to the President's kitchen, other room or even another man. That is their personal problem. What I am worried about is the fact that some Nigerians are celebrating her for wanting their most loyal friends in government.If the first lady had criticized the President's friends for being inept, then I wouldn't have [...]

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    In God’s court, Buhari will not be partially deaf

In God’s court, Buhari will not be partially deaf

There are people very skilled in the art of escaping the truth and the only time they don't deploy those skills are when the truth favours them. The most privileged of the lot are the partially deaf. Their condition avails them the special luxury of selecting what they want to hear even though they heard all there is to hear [...]

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    Niger Delta Avengers: Peace is cheaper than war

Niger Delta Avengers: Peace is cheaper than war

History will forever remember  late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's handling of the Niger Delta Militancy when he was President. He vigorously pursued peace by dangling the amnesty programme and establishment of the Niger Delta ministry. Government 'Tompolo' controlled one of the most vicious groups then and he was the very last to drop arms and meet the President. I admired Yar'Adua [...]

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    Things have CHANGED for the worse

Things have CHANGED for the worse

On every May 29th when Nigerians sit down to evaluate the performances of governments over the past year ,there are usually three score sheets. One by the die-hard supporters of the leader, another by the opposition and then the one by the governed which in most cases is a mixture of both because the ordinary Nigerian has the rare privilege [...]

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    Nigerians as lab rats for Buhari’s fuel scarcity experiments

Nigerians as lab rats for Buhari’s fuel scarcity experiments

I haven't forgotten that vandalism was initially given as the reason for the fuel scarcity. We were meant to believe vandals and saboteurs plunged us into this mess.I haven't forgotten that upon assumption of office, Mr President promised that our refineries would be fully up and running by the end of August 2015.I have also not forgotten that in November [...]

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