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with Reno Omokri
just lately, I had lead to to learn the memorandum to President Muhammadu Buhari by his mini-me, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State. All i will say is, wow!
i assume President Muhammadu Buhari now believes his former boss, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, who wrote of Malam Nasir El-Rufai in his book, My Watch extent eleven in this case:
‘I recognized his weaknesses; the worst being his lack of ability to be loyal to anyone or any difficulty persistently for long, however only to Nasir el-Rufai.’
If only Professor John Paden had been affected person sufficient to stay up for the release of El-Rufai’s memorandum to President Muhammadu Buhari, he do not need so effusively praised the president. Having accomplished so through his ebook, ‘Muhammadu Buhari – The Challenges of management in Nigeria’, Padennoe comes across as a revisionist at easiest and a liar at worst because we have a scenario the place even die-arduous loyalists of the Buhari administration have come to just accept the reality that Nigeria is faring a lot worse beneath the established order than it did underneath the earlier Peoples Democratic birthday party administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress called Dr. Goodluck Jonathan ‘clueless’ and promised trade however take a look at the exchange they introduced! the same Nasir El-Rufai that known as GEJ clueless now calls Muhammadu Buhari’s administration clueless.
The Buhari-led APC administration overturned so much of the great initiatives of the Jonathan generation. the former President gave us YouWIN however this administration stopped it and as of late, YOU LOSE as a Nigerian formative years. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan brought the Presidential unique Scholarship Scheme for improvements and development to train top notch graduates abroad, this executive stopped it so you can’t benefit, yet kids of the APC elite almost completely faculty abroad. They fought Jonathan and the PDP teeth and nail over subsidy, calling it a scam, nowadays they’ve increased petrol value and subsidy nonetheless is still. They said ₦199 to $ 1 beneath GEJ used to be “unacceptable”, but ₦500 to $ 1 below President Buhari is appropriate. They said the Jonathan administration did not build infrastructure, but President Buhari commissioned Abuja-Kaduna railway built and achieved by GEJ. can you now see that we are dealing with “determined power-seekers with empty guarantees” as Jonathan warned us on December 11, 2014?
In 2010, Gallup polls rated Nigeria below Goodluck Jonathan because the ‘happiest nation on the earth”. In 2017 under President Muhammadu Buhari, we aren’t even the happiest nation in Africa. we’re rated sixth happiest in Africa! In 2014, Nigeria below Jonathan had her best growth in Transparency global’s Corruption perception Index, moving from 144 to 136. we’ve got now not made any improvements below the so-called anti-corruption administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
which you can idiot gullible Nigerians, however you can’t idiot the sector. Jonathan didn’t hesitate to fireplace any of his ministers all in favour of conflict of hobby. President Buhari then again, prefers to put in writing letters defending his personal Secretary to the government of the Federation, a man caught red-surpassed within the grass-reducing contract corruption. and so they want us to be deceived that there’s an anti-corruption conflict in Nigeria. i’m sorry for any person who nonetheless believes in that fairy tale!
That Nigerians believed the APC’s lies proves we’re more malleable than an amoeba. a woman who believes every man ends up with empty promises and undesirable pregnancies. to people who believed/imagine the APC, i’ve some questions for you: the place is your $ 1 to ₦1? where is your ₦40 per liter petrol? the place is your job-seekers allowance? the place is your uninterrupted power? the place is the promise to lead from the front? the place is the 740,000 “rapid relief jobs for graduates”? the place are the three million jobs in three years? however the actual question though is where your mind is should you in reality believed these guarantees?
And in case you are nonetheless deceived, i’ll urge you to undeceive your self through studying El-Rufai’s memorandum. it’s being offered by means of companies on the street and i love the shortened tuition they have got given it.
where El-Rufai gave the memorandum the highfalutin title of ‘quick AND MEDIUM term IMPERATIVES FOR&#one hundred sixty;PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’, these young carriers gave it its actual title, ‘El-Rufai to Buhari: you have got Failed’! Chikena! No long turenci!
In a mixture of punches which the president may just to find onerous to live to tell the tale, El-Rufai mentioned, and i quote:
“In very blunt phrases, Mr. President, our APC administration has not most effective failed to manage expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘trade’ but has didn’t ship even mundane issues of governance.”
Oh Mr. president, what a pity, what a pity! First your own wife warns you that she may not even campaign for you in 2019, then your political khalifa, the magajin Buhari in the particular person of Nasir El-Rufai, calls you a failure! should you consigned your spouse to the ‘different room’ as punishment, to which room will you consign El-Rufai? Let me suggest a room for you. How in regards to the kitchen? i’m positive you’ve some knives there. El-Rufai will to find them to hand in practising his favorite hobby-backstabbing.
sure, I consider Nasir El-Rufai that Buhari has failed, however then Nasir El-Rufai lacks the ethical authority to claim that because one, he is a kind of that promoted Buhari to Nigerians and two, he has also failed in Kaduna State.
What impressive factor has he accomplished in Kaduna? just as Buhari has taken Nigeria backward, Nasir El-Rufai has additionally taken Kaduna backward.
There was once relative peace in Kaduna sooner than El-Rufai turned into the governor, but is there peace nowadays? absolutely now not. because of his careless feedback and even more careless moves, the safety situation has so deteriorated in Kaduna that more persons are loss of life in Kaduna from Fulani herdsmen than in Borno from Boko Haram.
In 2012, El-Rufai wrote an article on the again web page of ThisDay and said that Anambra State was once one of the vital poorest states in Nigeria.
nowadays, within the 12 months 2016, Anambra State is likely one of the richest states in Nigeria and for the prior four years they’ve topped the list of states with one of the best WAEC outcomes. Anambra does now not owe staff and rejected the Federal executive’s bailout. Anambra does not borrow. Anambra exports vegetables to Europe and grows its own rice.
In distinction, beneath El-Rufai, Kaduna State in 2017 is by means of a ways poorer than Anambra State that el-Rufai stated was certainly one of Nigeria’s poorest states in 2012.
Kaduna owes staff salaries, Kaduna is heavily indebted and needed to be bailed out by means of the federal executive. The state economic system has deteriorated badly.
yet their governor, el-Rufai used to be laughing at Anambra in 2012. nowadays, Anambra State is laughing at him.
And to those that imagine themselves to be amongst the privileged classification of 97 per centers, the fast and one-sided arrest of the perpetrators of the Ife Hausa/Yoruba clash shows that although you assume you might be among the 97%, if it is not Panadol it can’t be the identical as Panadol! A slave that laughs when his fellow slave is buried in a shallow grave clearly does now not know that the same destiny awaits him on loss of life.
let us believe the next development very carefully: Shiite massacre – no arrest. Southern Kaduna killings – little or no arrest. Agatu genocide – little or no arrest. Pastor Eunice Elisha murdered in huge daylight in Kubwa – no arrest. Evangelist Bridget Agbahime beheaded in vast daylight hours in Kano – suspected killers discharged and acquitted on the guide of the state lawyer common. Ife clashes – numerous lopsided arrests. The Buhari ‘dog man’ – speedy arrest of the perpetrator. is that this how justice works in the new and stronger Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari?
Why is the Ife challenge so unique that a govt that arrested nobody when a whole bunch of Shiites were slaughtered has long past on an arresting spree? Are some lives extra vital than others in nowadays’s Nigeria? Is it that the only time this government acts briskly is when cows and the cream of the 97% are affected?
And why the invasion of the offices of Amnesty world with the aid of so-known as ‘protesters’? Amnesty world also released a damming document right through the PDP administration of President Jonathan however nobody invaded their workplaces! as an alternative that government released its personal intelligently written rebuttal to Amnesty international’s document and the impartial observer may compare the 2 and are available to an informed conclusion.
you don’t want to protect the reality. You simplest want to unleash it and it’s going to shield itself!
when you usher in protesters to protest the reality, discerning people bring to mind these timeless words of Queen Gertrude in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “the lady doth protest an excessive amount of, methinks”!
And it is sure that the Amnesty world protesters protested an excessive amount of as it has turn out to be revealed via footage that can not lie, that they have been paid. if in case you have now not seen the pictures then you definately want to Google them.
So sad that underneath a so-called anti-corruption administration, jobless folks had been employed to protest against Amnesty world. Are we now seeing the modus operandi that the Buhari administration will use to meet its marketing campaign guarantees of providing 740,000 quick aid jobs and 3,000,000 jobs in three years? since the president again from his ‘vacation’, there were many professional-Buhari rallies. They accused the PDP of providing jobs for the boys in the meantime they provide jobs for protesters. Now we all know the secret. Very sad!!
This episode shouldn’t be the one adventure that places the hypocrisy of this administration on display. imagine my surprise to have learn the headline on the Punch Newspapers on Wednesday the 22nd of March: ‘Buhari condemns fake certificates, exam fraud’!
It took mere hours for President Muhammadu Buhari to sentence the U.k. terror attack, but it took him months to comment on (not condemn, he only commented) on the Southern Kaduna killings. When the president was ‘resting’ in London, it was once Nigerians, not English those who had been holding prayer vigils for him. four individuals died within the U.ok. hundreds have died in Southern Kaduna. it sounds as if, if in case you have not too long ago lower back from a 6-week ‘vacation’ in the U.k., you begin to price U.okay. lives greater than the lives of your own voters.
And another thing: I mourn the passing of Professor Ginigeme Francis Mbanefoh, the father in-regulation to my pricey pal and brother, Chinedu Ikegwuoha. Professor Mbanefoh used to be many things. He was one of the crucial early graduates of the college of Ibadan where he remained to teach after his graduation except the Nigerian Civil battle when he left UI to fight on the Biafran facet. He back to UI and remained there except 1997 when he was the Vice Chancellor of the university of Nigeria Nsukka. He died on the eighth of February, 2017. he’s survived through his wife, Professor (Mrs.) Nkechi Mbenefoh, and three gorgeous daughters – Ifeoma, Chukwudum and Ifunanya – a son, Odunze, two sons-in-legislation, Toochukwu and Chinedu. To Chukwudum, who used to excite my palate with one of the most perfect culinary delights recognized to Black Africa, I say Ndo my sister. Take heart.
My New e-book
And One final thing: My new book, Apples of Gold is out. The foreword was once written via former President Jonathan. it is on hand in US guide retailers and as an e-ebook on amazon and Barnes and Noble. beneath, I provide my readers a teaser of the type of Nuggets to expect in the e-book:
Spending to care for your lady friend drains advantages from you. Spending to maintain your parents rains advantages on you. no matter how pretty she is, all she will provide you with is pleasure. examine to pleasure your parents if you wish to have treasure to your existence. it is unimaginable to be successful and be fulfilled should you don’t honour the tree from which your seed got here. oldsters hang the key to a blessed lifestyles on the planet #RenosNuggets.