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President Muhammadu Buhari flanked by the SGF, David Babachir Lawal and the leader, Northern Christian Leaders Eagle Eyes Forum, Pastor Aminchi Habu in a group photograph when the Forum paid a visit to the President at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Northern Christians

LAST week, I published a sad letter I’d received from a Northern Christian from Borno State. He complained about myriad injustices that the Muslim majority had been inflicting on his people, whom he described as a silently suffering voiceless minority. And I, ever-eager to leap to the defence of the oppressed, sympathised.

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OGONI CLEAN_UP

An historic event

Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari was ably represented by his Vice-President, Professor Osinbajo, at an historic event that took place in my village, Bodo….the official launch of the clean-up of contaminated water and land in Ogoniland, as recommended by the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP.

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Buhari

Should we be less critical and more optimistic?

Last week on this page, I responded to the many Vanguard readers who have reprimanded me for voting for Buhari; and I admitted that he has yet to deliver the Change he promised Nigerians during the run-up to the 2015 election campaign and that I myself am disillusioned by the fact that the country is in very bad shape (thanks to electricity meltdowns, fuel shortages, widespread poverty, etc).

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