Connect with us

News

Ex Gov. of Ekiti, Fayose condems former President, Olusegun Obasanjo for his comment about late Buruji Kashamu.

Published

on

Spread the love

Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has condemned former President, Olusegun Obasanjo for his comment about late Buruji Kashamu.⁣

Kashamu, a former senator and Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, died on Saturday after battling with COVID-19 for more than two weeks at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Lagos⁣

Obasanjo, in his condolence message to Ogun State Government, said while Kashamu’s death was “sad”, his life and history left “lessons for those of us on this side of the veil.”⁣

“Senator Buruji Kashamu in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria,” Obasanjo said, according to a statement signed by his spokesman Kehinde Akinyemi.⁣

“But no legal, political, cultural, social, or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of us decides that the time is up,” he added.⁣

However, Fayose in his reaction to Obasanjo’s statement said it was “regrettable that Obasanjo could say what he said about Buruji Kashamu after his death and when he can no longer question him.”⁣

“Can Obasanjo say in good conscience that he did not at some point collaborated with Kashamu and most of the things he (Kashamu) did politically were not with his collaboration,” Fayose said in a series of tweets on Sunday.⁣

The former governor said Obasanjo should “stop forming saint because he is not. He should also remember that his own end will come too and nobody knows how the end will be.”⁣

1 Comment

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Transition Committee: Did Soludo Make A Wrong Start? – Opinion

Published

on

By

Transition Committee: Did Soludo Make A Wrong Start? - Opinion
Spread the love

Transition Committee: Did Soludo Make A Wrong Start? – Opinion

When the average person questions a Professor about a decision he has made, the Professor is likely to look down on the person & say: “you will not understand why I made this decision because…intellectuals make intellectual decisions”.

This is pure tautology.

The best management advice is to: ‘make it simple’.

If this is about the best management advice why is Professor Soludo not making it simple?

Therefore, while accolades have been pouring on Pro. for setting-up an 80-Member Transition Committee. I beg to differ.

*Is the 80-Member Transitional Committee, largely made up of academicians & technocrats, aimed at impressing or intimidation Ndi- Anambra?

*Is an 80-member Transition Committee not just too much for an incoming state administration?

*Whether it is a 20-Member or 40-Member Transitional Committee, the truth is that no administration can solve all the problems of a state in 4-years (even 8-year), so why 80-members?

ALSO READ:  Markets, Banks, Schools, Others Shut in Anambra, Despite Suspended Sit-At-Home

*How do you cordinate an 80-Member Transitional Committee? Will they ever seat in the same conference room together & can each of them all speak at a given seating?

*What about the cost to the state of having an 80-member Transitional Committee with most members not residing in the state?

*The entire ministries & agencies of a state government is not up to eighty. So, why have an 80-Member transition committee?

*Since civil servants are likely to be in charge of implementing the policies formulated by this committee why are they not widely represented in the composition of the committee?

*Where is the Prof’s area of focus or priority. Does he need the finding of the Transition Committee before he states his priority?

ALSO READ:  Presidency Frowns At Akeredolu’s Order On Banishment of Fulanis From Ondo State

*An incoming administration must have key areas that it must jumpstart when it comes into office, hopefully when these areas are jump-started they will help revive other sectors

*Constituting an 80-Member Transitional Committee might mean that Prof. did not think hard & through about the challenges facing the state.

*Constituting an 80-Member Transition Committee might mean that Prof. is not only going to be too cautious, but his pace will be bugged down by overt emphasis on data gathering.

*Some of this so called technocrats & intellectuals underperformed in their past assignment, while other did not leave lasting impact in their previous job.

*Some academic doctors are like parasites they are far too interested in gathering materials for their next academic paper than they are willing to give useful advice.

ALSO READ:  Illegal Refinery: NSCDC Disbands Anti-vandal Unit After Wike’s Outburst

*It is unfortunate that for a state that has the highest number of businessmen & industrialist in Nigeria no notable businessman is a member of Prof’s transition committee.

*This is unacceptable because it is these businessmen that will build new industries, create more jobs, increase the state’s IGR & collaborate with the state government on possible PPI projects.

*Pro. does not have a street smart, gritty & from grass-to-grace businessman like Innocent Chukwuma in his Committee. Yet, to achieve his goal of turning Anambra to Taiwan of African, Prof. needs more Chukwumas than he needs academicians.

The truth is that without visionaries, dreamers & doers no amount of thinkering by technocrats can take a state to lofty height.

From David Nwachukwu

Continue Reading

News

Breaking: Kaduna Residents Flee As Bandits Invade Village

Published

on

By

Breaking: Kaduna Residents Flee As Bandits Invade Village
Spread the love

Breaking: Kaduna Residents Flee As Bandits Invade Village

Hundreds of villagers are fleeing Damari community in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State after dozens of bandits riding on motorcycles invaded the community on Sunday morning.

Villagers told Daily Trust that the bandits were in pursuit of members of a group loyal to a notorious warlord, Malam Abba, whom the Kaduna State Police Command in 2020 confirmed to be a member of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Ibrahim Hassan, a resident of Damari, who has fled the community, told Daily Trust that the bandits stormed the area around 10am on Sunday, adding that many began to flee on hearing the reverberating gunshots.

ALSO READ:  Anyone Who Justifies Rape Will Be Arrested, Treated As Suspect Henceforth –NAPTIP DG

Daily Trust gathered that a deadly clash had ensued on Friday between bandits and the lieutenants of Malam Abba in which several bandits were killed in the face-off.

A source from the community said it is suspected that the bandits who attacked Damari were on a vengeance mission and deliberately attacked Damari because the community was under the protection of Malam Abba.

When contacted, Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said he has contacted the officer in charge of the area to liaise with other security agents in order to rescue the situation.

Bandits’ activities are persisting in Kaduna despite military operations ongoing in the state and other parts of the North to neutralise the criminal.

Continue Reading

News

Police Arrest Vigilante Commander For Torturing Female Cop In Anambra

Published

on

By

Police Arrest Vigilante Commander For Torturing Female Cop In Anambra
Spread the love

Police Arrest Vigilante Commander For Torturing Female Cop In Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested the commander of the Anambra State Vigilante Group for allegedly torturing a female police officer on January 12, 2022.

The police spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the arrest in Awka on Saturday.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, ordered the arrest of the suspect, whose name was not mentioned, following a report of harassment and torturing of a female police officer at the AVG’s Awuda Nnobi security office.

He described the act as cowardly and assured members of the public that the command was always ready to protect the women against violence even when the person is not from the security community.

ALSO READ:  Malami Begins Probe Into Reported Fraudulent Sale Of FG's Recovered Assets

He thanked the members of the public especially Ndi Anambra for their advocacy in condemning the act and protecting the female gender.

He said, “Following a trending video on the social media showing when some members of the Anambra Vigilante Group were seen harassing and torturing a female in their office at Awuda Nnobi. The CP ordered the immediate arrest of the commander and investigation has since commenced.

“The command, today, wishes to inform the general public, especially Ndi Anambra, that the commander of the AVG has been arrested for allegedly torturing a female police officer on 12th January 2022 at Awuda Nnobi security office and he is in our custody.”

Continue Reading

Trending