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(BREAKING) Magu: We expect positive surprises from probe panel ― Lawyer Shittu

Magu and Mugus

America’s 16th President left that observation carved in stone for prominent Nigerians who now must apologise publicly for misleading the public for so long about Mr Ibrahim Magu — professors of law, journalists and opinion leaders. Most important of all is Buhari – who stubbornly kept Magu as Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after he was turned down by the Saraki-led Senate. It is axiomatic that the most important decisions made by a President concern those he appoints to important offices. Undoubtedly, Buhari must accept responsibility for foisting Magu on Nigerians and allowing him free rein to perpetrate whatever alleged crimes he and those called “Untouchables” within the ranks might have committed. What the VANGUARD reporter wrote about the seven operatives should renew outrage among Nigerians who had long passed being outraged by government officials.

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Buhari’s unholy romance with Niger Republic

After Buhari, who is next? Okonjo-iweala (2)

I was prepared for the objections which came through text messages in response to the first part of this advocacy for radical change which was proposed. Three main objections were clear. The first said the power elite in Nigeria will never allow a good person to rule Nigeria. The second asked a question: Which political party will field her? The third repeated the tiresome complaint that Nigeria will not allow an Igbo to be President. These are powerful objections which must be acknowledged; because they have merit. And since they are very strong, they must be answered fully; if not for any other reason than to re-assure those who after reading are now prepared to join the campaign early. I will name groups which should join the campaign sooner or later. I only hope it will be sooner.

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After Buhari, Who Is Next? Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – 1

Nigeria, at present, has a fixed person who we have elected for the fixed duties of security guarantee and economic prosperity, but, who has turned out to become a public danger. Permit me to apologise, once again, for being one of those who, aggressively, promoted President Buhari in 2011 and 2015. It was a blunder that I will regret for the rest of my present life – and in life after; if there is one.

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Bandits invade another LGA in Niger, kidnap scores of people, rustle cattle

Under crude sandals of bandits, terrorists, herdsmen

Every ‘Father’ – whether of home, of family or of a nation – has four cardinal tasks to perform: Security, economic development, plan for a sustainable future and provision of social/ethical compass. Universally, leaders have been judged by how well they performed on these criteria. Buhari is not different. Incidentally, Buhari might have performed better on the economy if he had been elected in 2011. The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, was already working on BLUEPRINT FOR ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE which would have made it easier for him to articulate his economic policies and programmes. It is difficult to determine whether APC undermined Buhari or not after winning at last. Now, there is little chance he will leave a good legacy on the economy. Today, he is almost a figurehead.

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Buhari’s unholy romance with Niger Republic

I pity President Buhari

By Dele Sobowale “Men make history; but not just as they please.” Karl Marx, 1818-1883, VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, p 93. This article could easily have been titled ANOTHER ADVENTURE IN PROPHECY. But, deep in my heart, I feel more pity for President Muhammadu Buhari than triumph in my own predictions regarding the murderous operations
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Agbekoya faults northern governors over influx of Almajirai into South-West

Southward flight of almajiris and northern leadership(2)

Readers who have been following the revelations coming out of the ongoing judicial inquiry in Imo State might be forgiven for sneering, “Look, who is talking.” North and South of Nigeria, governors of states, from some of the first set of 12 appointed by General Gowon in 1970 till now, had been mostly accused of corruption. Inquiries into the affairs of the 12 states exonerated only two – Governors Mobolaji Johnson of Lagos State and Audu Bako of Kano State. Former Police Commissioner Bako not only kept his hands clean, he began the transformation of Kano (which included Jigawa at the time) from a mostly arid territory to the most self-sufficient in food production today.

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Buhari's speech in brief

Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29

On May 29, 1984, 1985, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020, Buhari was the Nigerian Head of State. When he leaves office on May 29, 2023, he would have led us on that date in the calendar more than any other leader except former President Obasanjo. As he clocked the eighth May 29 as the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Nigeria Incorporated, with only three more to go, Nigerians and Buhari himself should be asking questions about the legacy he would leave for posterity. Right now, there is nothing positive to report.

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