Dele Momodu, publisher of the Ovation magazine and most lately a columnist of THISDAY newspaper, attempts, through his piece of last Saturday [Anti-Corruption War as a Cliché], to heighten the frantic, well-organised and ongoing smear tactics against the EFCC and the person of its Chief Executive, Nuhu Ribadu.
The fracas in the House of Representatives in Abuja, on Thursday, September 20, at the sitting of the panel that was set up to investigate the N628 million House renovation scandal involving the Speaker, Mrs Patricia Etteh and the Deputy Speaker Alhaji Babangida Nguroje, provided much drama and excitement and has appropriately raised profound concerns about the national political process.
Prof. Pat Utomi, presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) party hereby calls on the federal government to as a matter of urgency activate a dramatic increase in funding allocations to state security institutions.
Over the last few weeks the former democratic dictator of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo Matthew Okikiola Aremu aka Baba Sege has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.
We are eight women leaders representing eight different countries. Five of us are African. We have just returned from the camps of eastern Chad, where we have been meeting the women victims of the Darfur conflict.
It is with thanksgiving to God whose generosity to man at creation endowed him to serve and be a co-creator, moving nature towards its perfection that I feel privileged, as part of the process institutionalizing healthy opposition, in governance in Nigeria to present to you the other sides review of 100 days since a change of administration in Nigeria.
It is amazing to see how much Nigerians love life, in spite of the difficulties they have to contend with on a daily basis. And how readily they cling to life. The aircraft was preparing for take-off. The cabin crew had shut the door. The engines had started whirring. We had been told to fasten our seat belts. The aircraft was beginning to move. It was at this point that the fellow sitting next to me decided to make a phone call.
It is amazing how a clear case of moral profligacy levelled against two principal officers of the House of Representatives could be twisted in such a way that, in one moment of sheer stupidity, a nation is being coerced to believe that the colour white has suddenly turned red. If this is not magic, what else could be more befuddling?