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Buhari: The limits of his powers

Adams Oshiomole, former President of the Nigerian Labour Council (NLC), and immediate past governor of Edo State has called on the Federal Government to “deal ruthlessly with looters” of the national treasury. The reports of Oshiomole’s statement carried in the Nigerian newspapers variously led with this headline “Buhari should deal ruthlessly with looters.” My problem is, I do not know exactly if Oshiomole is actually conflating the president with the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Buhari, Former heads of state, Obasanjo, Gowon, Abubakar and others during the Council of State's meeting

Council of State? What is that?

On Wednesday the Nigerian Council of State met in Abuja, and took far-reaching decisions including, as the Vanguard reported, endorsing a proposal to fund agricultural production and supporting herdsmen with $1 billion in government funds. I do not think it has the power under the constitution to do this, because this sounds to me like the function already assigned to the National Assembly.

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Okorocha

Again, The “Samanja” Governor In Imo

Mr. Anayo Okorocha’s activities in Imo State makes the saying that “elections have consequences” very true and immediate. Elections do indeed have consequence; and the election of the man called Rochas as governor of Imo State, who sold the snake oil of “philanthropy” to Imo people as his most significant quality, has come with great consequence to that state.

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Vox populi, and the auguries of 2018

Vox Populi, Vox Dei” – this Latin, for the English statement, “the voice of the people is the voice of God,” has become so true, that it is now almost a cliché. The imperative of it is the signal spirit of the democratic idea, and the whole revolutionary notion that upended Feudalism and the Monarchy, and their primitive sense or idea of a “ruling class.”

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