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Politics of Buhari’s re-election

THE signs get ever more evident that President Muhammadu Buhari is interested in being re-elected president in 2019. There is nothing wrong with this constitutionally. He is entitled to two terms in office, the Nigerian constitution says. That the question comes up at all owes much to the fact that until very recently very few people would have considered a Buhari presidency post-2019. The president had been ill for many months, taking no less than three so-called medical trips to the United Kingdom to seek medical attention even when Nigerians knew next to nothing about what ailed him.

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Cost and consequences of grass cutting

Finally, something different happened. And that was after much public outcry! Indeed, after waiting patiently for President’s Muhammadu Buhari’s reaction on the humongous act of corruption by two of his principal aides; after being kept in the dark for months by a government said to be fighting corruption over serious corruption allegation around the necks of suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and director- general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, the president, Monday, sacked the duo, a development received with mixed reactions.

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