President Muhammadu Buhari attending to some files in his office as he resumed duties at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Buhari’s 100 days in office

My brother and his family visited Nigeria last month and they stayed for three weeks. He told me that the power supply has changed for the better. He was pleasantly surprised that there are longer days with power compared to the way it was in the past. He told me that the change was not just the power supply but in other aspects of peoples’ lives.

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*Men of the Nigerian Police

To serve and protect

President Muhammadu Buhari announced that his administration is going to recruit 10,000 police officers to boost security and help tackle youth unemployment. He also announced that they will introduce CCTV monitoring system in major cities to check crime (there are no functional CCTV monitoring system in any of the cities in the country, but that is another story).

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President Muhammadu Buhari

This president is not for turning

There is a famous speech by the former British Prime Minister, iron lady Margaret Thatcher, she gave at her party conference in 1980: “If our people feel that they are part of a great nation and they are prepared to will the means to keep it great, then a great nation we shall be, and shall remain. So, what can stop us from achieving this? What then stands in our way?

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Let your health be your wealth

Let the truth be known that many of us are more concerned about our outlook appearances than what is going on inside us. When it comes to our health, we often do not prioritise it as our number one. In fact, it is often consigned to number four or five on the list. We are often chasing money, prestige, adulation, and physical trappings of wealth more than being concerned about health.

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Buhari at the Joint Base Andrews Airport in Washington, DC.

Coming to America

All eyes were on Buhari and the much anticipated state visit to America and in particular, his meeting with Barak Obama. PMB came with 30 strong entourage including;Adams Oshiomhole, Kashim Shettima, Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, Godwin Emefiele, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Hadi Sirika, Ambassador. Paul Bulus Z, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, Alhaji. Aliyu Ismaila, Ambassador. A.A. Musa, Ambassador. G.B. Igali, Aliyu Yahaya Gusau, Dr. Mahmud Mohammed, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Ismaila Isa Funtua, Mr. Femi Adesina and Dr. Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi. Each chosen for their expertise and tasked to make use of the visit to drum up business and economic partnership with Nigeria.

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Home and Abroad

When terror visited London ten years ago, it started like any other day. Except it was anything but ordinary. Four suicide bombers struck in central London on Thursday 7 July killing 52 people and injuring more than 770. It was a coordinated attack that was to have maximum impact; hit the transport system during the morning rush hour, the suicide bombers detonated their bombs on the underground and on the buses.

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Change the mindset(2)

I am sure there are many Owolabis up and down the country and many may have succeeded in ending their lives. It is not realistic to expect people to work for nothing and expect an increase in productivity. This is wholly inhumane and insane. Eighteen out of the thirty-six states owing salaries and their coffers are empty.

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