AT last, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in his ministers to whom portfolios were respectively allotted, such that silenced traditional and potential critics of lopsidedness.
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IT WAS good that police authorities eventually, if lately, denied ever banning devotional prayers in all lower educational institutions throughout Nigeria.
Following the arrest of some Nigerians demonstrating for the resuscitation of sovereign state of Biafra, Britain is back at its pastime of trying to steal the show with its claim of what it called its civil war time record of preserving the sanctity of Nigeria’s national borders.
The 2015 Nigerian elections left, in its wake, series of controversies solution to which lately reverberated, such that contrary to normal situation, fresh issues were raised. For example, how sacrosanct is it that at the close of a trial, a court or election tribunal must necessarily observe a mandatory seven days before giving its ruling? What lessons are to be learnt from the election petition trials?
The era of free market economy became unrestrictly pronounced under former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and ex-American President Ronald Reagan in the 80s. The philosophy gradually spread all over the world. Before then, both countries had operated a mild form of capitalism, which still exhibited areas of incompetence and corruption, mainly from state-owned sectors. That disturbing situation compelled complete privatisation to open the economy for competition.
Some time ago, the world marked a so-called anti-death penalty day. Surprisingly, the event went virtually uncelebrated in Nigeria, which is notorious for almost exclusively “anything” world day. But this is not to conclude that our libertarians have given up their agitation for the abolition of death penalty, an unmeritorious venture sold to them by foreign hypocrites.
It is most unlikely that, if he did not set a deadline of September 30, President Muhammadu Buhari would release his list of ministers. Such is his idea of ministers as “noise makers” that only the imperative of constitutional requirement forced the appointments. Hence, the public anxiety for the identity of the new ministers. Nigerians and their politics
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.
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.