Nigeria adrift as leader in London for month of treatment – Associated Press

Nigeria adrift as leader in London for month of treatment - Associated Press Nigeria, West Africa's economic and military powerhouse, is adrift as President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for medical treatment for a month as of Wednesday, worrying many that his undisclosed health problems have left Africa's most populous country without strong direction. …

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For the old and remembers Alhaji Sabo Bakin Zuwo former governor of Kano. He was famously said to bemused to be accused of corruption because three million Naira cash was found in state house. And he is alleged to have quipped “government money for government house”.

The above perfectly sums up this tweet from EFCC. The director of Nigeria Intelligence Agency claimed the monies belonged to his agency and not him personally. NIA is a government statutory body. Therefore this is Bakin Zuwo point two. Government forfeits its money to itself. Nothing spoil for here, nothing to see, move on.

Sycophantic and non critical essays are the bane of our governments from the dawn of time and this word salad article is written in the usual tradition of sycophancy in Nigeria. Godwin Obaseki did not commence his interest in being a governor on the day of the APC primaries but one assumes an ambition natured both by him and his predecessor well before his nomination and election. This timeline should have been utilised to map out his program for office and people who would have shared his political aim. The level of underdevelopment is one which requires an urgency of now and not a slow walker who upon achieving his political aim now want to take his sweet time to nominate his key officials and in the meanwhile the state suffers from paralysis of his sole administration. If the constitution wanted us to have sole administrators as governors, it could have provided for such a position. Rather the constitution provides for a state executive council made up of the governor, his deputy and commissioners which specific functions. That provision have been left fallow since Mr Obaseki was sworn into office. In the meantime, he seeks to reengineer our government by creating a parallel local government structure with his 192 so called advisers. He has presented this expensive experiment as a devolved government, that’s a fist class poppycock. We have local governments and their constitutional function to have grassroots representation. We are too broke for this ill thought out APC experiment. Let the state government, allow local government elections to take place as evidence of their democratic values. To cloth these appointments as such is being clever by half and an attempt to fool some people this time.

Godwin Obaseki did not commence his interest in being a governor on the day of the APC primaries but one assumes an ambition natured both by him and his predecessor well before his nomination and election. This timeline should have been utilised to map out his program for office and people who would have shared …

BEYOND THE LANGUAGE, INCOMPETENCE AND ERRORS IS A LESSON By Hassan Mohammed

I'm seriously conflicted. Under normal circumstances, I'll focus on the contents of this (now famous) letter because it shows what happen when you ignore quality and merit to hire unqualified people because they are the brothers, sisters, sons, daughter or girlfriend of the rich, the powerful, connected and political elites. You will end up bringing …

The Gentleman’s Agreement That Could Break Apart NigeriaThe stability of Africa’s most populous nation has hinged on an unwritten political rule that might be coming apart. BY MAX SIOLLUN

The Gentleman’s Agreement That Could Break Apart Nigeria  ABUJA, Nigeria — For the second time in seven years, the political stability of Africa’s most populous nation hinges on the health of one man. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is once again in Britain for medical treatment because of an undisclosed illness. He was there for almost …