Buhari 's Chatham House Speech Of Contradictions
Content analysis of General Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at Chatham House London on Thursday, February the 26th, is replete with too many baffling contradictions. Though he said that when he is speaking about Nigeria overseas, he normally preferred to be the country’s ‘public relations and marketing officer’, and would extol nation’s virtues in the hope of attracting investments and tourists, such dual posturing (being one thing in Nigeria and another overseas) or multiple personality disposition, makes it impossible to know where the General really stands on issues. Throughout his campaigns in Nigeria, he had demonized the Jonathan Administration and painted a gory picture of a worsening economy and a failing State. In fact Buhari once or twice called Nigeria a failed state in his nationwide campaigns, to push to the limit how compelling regime change had become in Nigeria with himself as the messiah running to the rescue.
The Many Concentric Circles Of Conspiracy Against Jonathan
One essential fact of life is this: unless we treat others like humans too we shall all likewise perish. Much of this is lost on those who run the affairs of nations from the antiestablishment, especially the western world, which still treats Africa like farmlands of sorts. In this context, Nigeria is still a British old colony with a presumed welling of its ‘legit’ economic, social and political interests to protect and advance. This often involves colluding with locals to force regime change where such interests appear threatened. This is one certain way of putting in perspective the positions of some dissident actors who are colluding with their business and political partners in Nigeria to fund and develop the All Progressives Congress (APC) into a franchise and platform to wrest power from President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan by fair or foul means.
For the Survival of our Nation!
The entire nation seems to be heading inexorably towards the cliff. Unless there's an urgent shift in direction we all shall live to retell Chinua Achebe's "There was a Country."
It's never a thing of joy to think of one own country rolling down the cliff. But we cannot but talk about these things if only those piloting the 'ship of state' would hear and take caution. Remember that in 2011 a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, in his book titled “Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink,” predicted that the nation would not survive beyond 2015. Specifically the ambassador had said that Nigeria would disintegrate in 2015. Even last August, John Campbell still stood by his prediction; he reiterated that Nigeria would not exist beyond 2015!
Many Nigerians are bloody fools, the Buhari Islamization story
President Goodluck Jonathan was the first and only president to have attended the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Countries after Nigeria was registered by Gen. Ibrahim Babaginda. He attended “The 12th Session Of the Organization of Islamic Countries OIC” in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday, 6th February, 2013; after the membership of the country was renewed by the Yaradua/Jonathan administration on April 12th 2012, and later depart for UK, where he conferred with P.M. David Cameron and attended on Friday, the inauguration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s foundation in London. See photos attached, do your research yourself or follow the link
Re: Soludo and Okonjo-Iweala: N30 trillion Mismanagement Claim
I am really saddened and deeply troubled by the turn of events over the last few days by the tone of the debate on the economy and the personalities involved. The two principal actors are people who are not just close to me, but respected internationally in the field of economics. In his latest article, Professor Chukwuma Soludo alleges that over N30 trillion is missing or stolen or unaccounted for, or simply mismanaged under Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s watch. Using the average dollar exchange rates since May 2011, the sum of N30 trillion is equivalent to about US$193 billion!! The trained mind will already decipher that this cannot be true, but for the sake of others, let me state clearly why such a huge amount cannot possibly be missing.