In any criminal trial, an accused is presumed innocent until he is proved guilty. One of the determinants either way, (that is, whether to be found guilty or not), is what is called demeanour. It is also not clear if Senate President, Bukunola Saraki, is being haunted by his political rivals (within APC) in the matter of his on-going arraignment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false declaration of assets. All that is clear is that Saraki is on trial for alleged false declaration of assets as ex-governor of Kwara State.
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This is the time of the year when budget, federal and states, is prepared with seeming dedication to duty. Unfortunately, if only ten percent sincerity of such dedication really existed, Nigeria would have been better off in terms of overall development. Instead, budget preparation and purported implementation over the years had become mere annual ritual, which never brought the commensurate development. President Muhammadu Buhari is therefore, now in a position to make a mark.
When President Muhammadu Buhari, after his swearing-in, on May 29, allowed himself up to September to name his ministerial cabinet, he couldn’t have reckoned that the seeming adequate time would pass so swiftly to open him to very critical scrutiny by both supporters and political opponents on how far he had gone in meeting their expectations.
By now, it should be unduly repetitive, recalling how, many centuries ago, ancient philosophers defined democracy as government of the people, by the people and for the people. But in view of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s latest claim, when some students visited him, that after his experience under General Sani Abacha’s regime, he (Obasanjo) now believes democracy is the best form of government, it is inevitable to recall experiences of Nigerians throughout Obasanjo’s regime as a democratically elected Nigerian president.
We have to be careful as we head somewhat unconsciously for political/constitutional retrogression, which has nothing to do with misgovernance of the present administration. Rather, should we go down the precipice, the blame would be on all of
If for any significance, the appointment of the new Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe Kachikwu, might be only for combating the
Pushed many times by its agitators, battered endlessly by critics and ignored all along by successive Nigerian administrations, there is no doubt that the so-called Nigerian National Conference report has become, so to speak, the sick man of Nigerian politics.
Buoyed by his political honeymoon with Nigerians, following his shock victory in last March’s presidential elections, Muhammadu Buhari is cock-a-hoop in his determination to prosecute looters of public treasury, whoever they may be detected to be.
There is a way of losing a good cause through poor argument. An example is the indictment of some Nigerian military officers by Amnesty International. Accordingly,