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PROSPECTS OF A LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR PRESIDENT BUHARI IN THE 2019 ELECTIONS
In the run up to the 2019 elections and beyond, one criteria
that should define the search for a holistic solution to the
socio economic challenges facing our country is the zeal to
confront these challenges. The indefatigable zeal and commitment
to confront these challenges is sine qua non to fixing them. For
genuine change to be entrenched in the polity, there has to be
the commitment to honestly confront these challenges. The
leaders we need now, in 2019 and beyond are those who are ready
to accept responsibility and face the challenges head on. Not
those who will duck away when called to duty. We need leaders
who will serve the interest of the majority NOT dealers who will
serve only themselves and their minority cartel.
Gains of the Fight against Corruption in Nigeria: The Need to Ban
Convicted Looters from Holding Public Office for Life.
The ongoing anti-corruption fight of the President Muhammadu
Buhari administration has recorded huge success in laying a
solid foundation aimed at stamping out corruption from our
country. It is fair to state that for a very long time in the
history of our country, corruption has been the norm rather than
the exception and eaten deep into all strata of the Nigerian
system. However, President Buhari has been able to make
corruption the exception rather than the norm.
Close the Nigerian Senate and Cut down the
Size of House of Representatives by 75% to Rescue Nigeria out of
When Senegal closed down its senate in September 2012 to raise
cash to help victims affected by flood disaster, many people
raised their hands and commended President Macky Sall’s
government. The Senegalese senators fought vehemently to retain
their seats but lost the votes at a joint sitting of the
Senegalese parliament. The Senegalese government vowed to use
the $15 million raised through the closure of the senate to not
only offer emergency assistance to the affected residents but
also to prevent further flood disasters. It was a landmark
decision by the Senegalese government to close the senate and
rescue their country from economic recession and turmoil.
The current downturn in the price of oil has led to an economic
turmoil that has reverberated across the globe with negative
consequences for the living conditions of the people. It is also
noteworthy that the global economic downturn coupled with senseless
attacks on oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta and decades of
relentless corruption have conspired to bring Nigeria to recession.
Political leadership is not as difficult as President Muhammadu Buhari
wants Nigerians to believe. In the same vein, economic engineering
is not as complex as Vice President and Head of Nigeria’s Economic
Team, Professor Yemi Osinbajo would want Nigerians to believe.
When Citizens 'Can't' Exercise Their Powers
The Challenge before the
he year 2015 was quite eventful in the area of academic research, scientific progress and advancing knowledge globally. However, the year just like many others, silently passed without some tangibly significant innovative break-through from the Nigerian Academia. For example, it has been 30 years since a new antibiotic drug was discovered. Early last year, a team from North-eastern University in Massachusetts, U.S.A discovered Teixobactin. The team used the drug to successfully treat resistant disease-infected mice and hope to begin human trials within two years. This new drug according to them could be instrumental in treating the mutated, resistant diseases that have become immune to the old antibiotics that we have been using over the last 30 years. Its method of discovery they say, could lead to more antibiotic findings.
Three things are apparently no longer in
doubt as far as the Nigerian project is concerned. One, as much as
75% or more of the 36 oil-money dependent states, cannot
independently sustain themselves economically to a significant
level, now and perhaps forever. Two, Nigerians may never be able to
sincerely and patriotically shelve their ethnic, religious,
political and selfish differences to pursue collective national
prosperity. With the more divisive orientation we are giving to the
upcoming generation of Nigerians, we can even be certain about this.
Three, leadership failure has done so much damage to Nigeria and her
citizens that no one can precisely predict how long it will take for
citizens’ hope, trust and confidence on leadership at ‘all’ levels
to be fully restored.
The Way Out of
The Chibok Girls Debacle
Nigerian Senate and the Colours of Corruption
Ministerial Candidates should win elections in their states to
qualify as ministers
Ministerial confirmation: Amaechi and the mystery of his
Nigeria is a nation that is famous for taking one step forward and
then two or more steps backwards. Whenever one step is taken in the
right direction, several other steps would be taken in the wrong
one. This is probably one of the major reasons why we have failed to
make a lasting and permanent progress in a lot of things.
THE ELECTORAL WORTH OF CALUMNY CAMPAIGNS
"We never do evil so
effectually as when we are led to do it by a false principle of
Wole Ameyan, Jr.MD,MPH
THE SAD POLITICAL FATE OF
NIGERIAN DEPUTY GOVERNORS
‘Commander-in-Chief of NTA’
RIBADU: BETWEEN AMBITION AND CONSCIENCE
The Terrorism Victims' Support Fund and the Politics of Fund-Raising
YOUTHS, Save NIGERIA.