Tukur Mamu, Desert Herald Publisher, Arrested
In Kaduna Around 2pm Today;
PDP FACTION: We will take BACK the PDP
Below is the full text of a speech by the new factional chairman of the
Peoples Democratic, Abubakar Kawu Baraje, at a press conference in Abuja
where a new faction of the ruling party was unveiled.
IS THIS A
POLITICAL BREAK-UP THAT CAN REBUILD NIGERIA?!
It was very re-assuring when
they promptly formed a faction called the “New PDP” and
subsequently challenged the old PDP for legitimacy. This move,
considered by many as a master stroke, has intimidated the
President and there is a resultant uneasy calm that has engulfed
President Jonathan’s political camp....
NIGERIA AND JONATHAN: RUDDERLESS JOURNEY?!
Habu Dauda Fika
Recent events and a cursory layman’s review have
underlined the inextricable need for reducing poverty,
increasing security, combating unemployment, providing health
care and spreading the foundations for a democratic
NIGERIA: MUST WE
LET THIS HOUSE FALL?
Nigeria is simply so divided that electoral democracy is
imperiled because we are all lost in and overwhelmed by extreme
sense of bitterness, hopelessness, mistrust and acrimony that
good sense is not prevailing anywhere. We are not even in a
position to frame, not to talk of debating our crisis with any
sense of objectivity...
HARD VIEW (No Compulsion In Religion)
By Hannatu Musawa
In the spate of the
recent unabashed religious threats and violence by
elements, it has been necessary for notable and respected
members of the Nigerian Islamic society to speak out on the
outrageously arrogant and aggressive stance that people
purporting to speak and act on behalf of Islam...
THE ART OF COMPLICATING SIMPLE THINGS
Catching these unconscionable plunderers should be a
fairly simple task. After all, there’s a registry for
international maritime traffic. That registry discloses the
movement of registered vessels in international waters, complete
with their freight....
Death Of A President: Electoral
presidential and general elections in
December will be roiled. The remaining 5
months of campaigning just became
50 plus years
after independence, Nigerians are still
not able to rise above tribal and ethnic
sentiments. There are still people who
are so dejected that they have resolved
to the fantasy of...
I have not always
been a keen reader of Pastor Tunde
Bakare’s commentary and opinions, even
his preaching, not for any reason other
than that I don’t take interest in his
UNILAG TO PAY ABIOLA
Farouk Martins Aresa
Names sell. Right now, our focus should be on
doers, not just honors. Politicians honor one another for
nothing and the calibers of their recipients have been
discredited and diluted, anyway....
SHORT ESSAY FROM DR. TILDE
THE FALL OF AZAZI, THE RETURN OF GUSAU
Boko Haram has claimed its most important victim yet
last weekend: The National Security Adviser, A. O. Azazi. For an
avowed enemy of the nation’s security apparatus and political
DISCOURSE WITH DR. TILDE
CHRISTIAN ANSWER TO BOKO HARAM
Last Sunday, the attention of the nation was drawn to
the killings of innocent Nigerian Muslims, including
unsuspecting travellers on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway, by
Christians as a reprisal attack to Boko Haram bombings of
churches in Kaduna and Zaria.....
HOPE AND DOPE PEDDLERS EXPLOIT AUSTERITY FOR VOTES
Farouk Martins Aresa
One young man answered that Nigeria has been in
recession since he was born. Problems that would not matter much
in good times exacerbate fracture lines into earthquakes.
Families may become vulnerable and unstable as a result of world
DISCOURSE WITH DR. TILDE
KANO BOUNCES BACK FROM COMA
Like a victim of a ghastly accident, Kano went into a
coma last January when it recorded the most elaborate bomb
attack yet in the country. The scale was as devastating as it
was elaborate. Over 150 people were killed and hundreds injured
JONATHAN IS FAILING!!
Jonathan’s May 29th speech was an ode to incompetence.
The accomplishments claimed in that speech were pathetic
admissions of the lack of vision and direction in
Nigeria’s leadership. The content of the speech and the
premise upon which it was based are an indictment of
government and the process of governance in Nigeria...
GIRL-CHILD EDUCATION... A RE-APPRAISAL
Through the years, Nigeria has
witnessed the rise of educated women, who
out a niche for themselves, wrote
their names in gold and branded their names in the sands
DECLARING PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S ASSETS
whatever his share of the $1.1 billion Malabu Oil loot
may turn out to be when, eventually and certainly, the
fowl’s rump is placed at the mercy of the evening
breeze, it is obvious that the president has stolen much
more than he will ever be able to satisfactorily explain
to the Nigerian people with a straight face...
IS THE NIGERIAN STATE IDLE ?!
The condition of Nigeria today is ample evidence of so
many things done wrongly or left undone by Aso Rock. The
trouble, however, is that your criticism of the way Nigeria is
run by her leadership and followership is only valid for a few
BETWEEN LEGISLATORS AND THE EXECUTIVE
Few Nigerians, I imagine, will disagree with the view
that Nigeria has headed in the wrong direction since 1999.
No doubt the country Obasanjo inherited that year was hardly a
happy one, what with all inequities and despotism its hapless
Un-BARTable - NO LIFE BY BATTER
Bianca is correct. Nigerians are humans and their lives
are un-bartable! Bianca is not alone in her plight. She can be
sure to be in the company of millions of Nigerians whose
struggle for survival can barely endure a further price increase
of anything from any quarter...
2015: LET'S DO IT RIGHT
Danlami A. Wushishi
With about three years to 2015, the
year for next general elections in Nigeria. The polity is fast
been heat up. The question of who succeeds President Goodluck
Ebele Jonathan or whether he can and should contest the 2015
presidential election have made several Headlines....
DISCOURSE WITH DR. TILDE
EVENING WITH BALARABE MUSA (1)
...there would always be good and bad people. And as I
speak to you in 2012, if checks are made, it will not be
impossible to find in this dispensation governors that have
distinguished themselves like the PRP governors.....
FOR WANT OF GODFATHER (1)
By the end of February this year, Dr M. Waziri Dogo-Muhammad,
then Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme had
just finished a very successful first tenure and everyone was
expecting his confirmation for the second when he was removed....
The Constitution does not contemplate
that a President should enjoy an extra day outside his four
years tenure. Jonathan has four year tenure, 2011-2015. Jonathan
had served for one year before he took Oath on winning the 2011
election. If we add this one year together with four years of
his present term, it means that at the end of his present tenure
he would have been President for FIVE YEARS. Assuming Jonathan
contest and wins in 2015, he would have served as President for
This is more than the EIGHT YEARS
prescribed for a President who has won election twice. It is
unconstitutional and illegal for a President to be in office
more than what is prescribed by the Constitution.
Constitution does not contemplate that a President will be in
office more than eight years at most. There is no tenure
elongation under any guise. The Supreme Court except under
extraordinary circumstances will never depart from the PRINCIPLE
it has laid down in the GOVERNORS' case. Jonathan has obviously
found himself in a legal quagmire which only the Court will
entangles come 2015. Jonathan cannot eat his cake and have it.
The only legacy he can leave is to carry out comprehensive and
far reaching electoral reform to usher in a FREE, FAIR &
TRANSPARENT ELECTION in 2015. He should shun the advice and
advocacy of sycophants and ethnic champions such as EDWIN CLARK.
When Clark is talking about NIGER DELTA or SOUTH/SOUTH he is
only thinking about his IJAW ETHNIC nationality.
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