20 May, 2020

THE NIGERIAN CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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THE NIGERIAN COVID-19

 There you go sir. I restrained myself from reacting to Dr. Chinedu's write ups on the doubts by Nigerians on COVID -19 for a good number of reasons. First among the reasons is that I am an opinion moulder. My opinions on national issues matter a lot.

Truth is yes, there is COVID in Nigeria, evidently so. But our politicians are treating us like fools, hence the general apathy and lethargy. 

When Ebola was in Nigeria, we were told the name of the index case and how he came in. With COVID, we know nothing about his or her name. What we know is that he is Italian. We all know the nurse who died fighting Ebola. We know her family. We were shown on national TV her burial rites. With COVID, we have never seen any of such.

Also take a look at the following: a supposed index case was arrested in Makurdi for telling the press that she was negative. She has since been locked up. For six weeks now, no one has told us if she has died where they locked her up for lying . 


if she tested positive as the government wants us to believe, why is she still alive in her detention?  Why are the journalists who interviewed her not testing positive? God is such a wonderful God to Nigerians.

A popular pharmacist in Anambra was arrested and quarantined for testing positive to COVID. In his isolation centre, he addressed a press conference alleging that he was being used for political gains. The Anambra state commissioner for information, a former colleague of mine, refuted saying the man was mentally imbalanced as a result of what he has suffered from COVID and we should disregard him. 

The man has since gone home. None of the journalists who interviewed the man who was positive and called a press conference has tested positive. And we know they did not wear protective gears to the interview. Wonderful God.


We hear government is spending billions of naira on palliatives for citizens. We have never seen nor met anyone who says, "yes, I am a Beneficiary."

They say they are spending millions to feed school children who are at home. Can anyone here say his or her own children at home have benefited from such largesse? 

They announced in Abuja that they are going from house to house in the FCT to distribute palliatives. Since then I have not been locking gate in case the FCT minister and his team decide to visit me unannounced with my own ration. When they come, I will tell you. But I don't believe them. 

They told us Atiku's son tested positive and slept and danced with ladies at a night club in abuja. Only he tested positive. His wife and children nko? Wonderful Allah.

Governor El rufai announced he tested positive and went into self isolation. Two weeks later he announced he tested negative. There is no testing centre in Kaduna. NCDC said they never tested the governor. Who tested him, where, when??? Alahu Akbar.

In other parts of the world, we see COVID patients struggling for breath. In Nigeria, COVID patients stage protests at isolation centres for lack of welfare. So are they so healthy to stage protests? Nigerians are known to be resilient even on their dying beds.

In some isolation centres we have seen COVID patients complain and  escape from isolation centres. And they have COVID? But they are healthy enough yo escape?

Last month, there was a scandal in one of the isolation centres in Abuja. Sex scandal. Male and female COVID patients were frolicking. Government said they felt embarrassed and then realized the urgent need to separate males from female isolation centres. 

COVID patients are healthy to engage in that type of physical and emotional exercise without observing social and physical distancing?? Were they spouses?/No. They only met at the isolation centre and fell in love. No wonder, Jesus wept when Lazarus died. 

We have never seen any of the wives of the big men who said they tested positive also testing positive. This Nigerian COVID must be discriminatory. It takes only the men and ignore their wives. Lucky women.

Last week, Chief Raymond Dokpesi owner of Raypower FM announced they said he tested positive and he went to the hospital in Gwagwalada Abuja. He said they administered chloroquine on him and he tested negative. He then asked in a video that went viral, what are the differences between symptoms of malaria and COVID. We are still waiting for answers.

Everyday the number keeps increasing. We never see the dead being buried. In Italy we see ambulances taking away corpses every now and then. But in Nigeria, baaaabu

They imposed a curfew in Nigeria. Stay indoors between 8pm and 6am. Go to work between 6am and close at 3pm. 

So, our own type of COVID moves around only at night?. Made in Nigeria COVID. 

Yes, there is COVID in Nigeria from all indications, but citizens no longer trust their leaders. We don't believe them because of the too many liars surrounding the pandemic.

Fifteen Chinese doctors came to Nigeria six weeks ago to help us fight COVID. Last week, Nigeria's minister for health said he did not know their whereabouts. Today, the minister for interior said they did not come at the instance of Nigerian government but to work for a Chinese company, CCECC based in Abuja.

I am happy that Oga Charlie is disheartened at the barefaced lies Nigerian ministers tell. You just watched NTA news and you are so annoyed, abi?. Metu lu eyi eka nwele

There is COVID in Nigeria. But it is not the same type you have elsewhere. Our own is made in Nigeria. It could be more contagious than the type you know. 

Will I be angry that Nigerians are getting increasingly disillusioned with their government and saying they are not sure of this COVID anymore? NO. 

Is there COVID in Nigeria, yes. Is our government telling us the truth about it? NOOOOO. 

Good night
Chief Cyril O.Oleh (Ph.D)
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18 February, 2020

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI By Femi Fani Kayode

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

By Femi Fani Kayode

Mr. President, many believe that you cannot read and those that believe that you can claim that you cannot go beyond three lines and that outside of that you can only comprehend cartoons.

I do not share either view. I know you well enough to concede that when you consider a literary submission of sufficient importance you have the prescence of mind, discipline, health, intelligence and ability to read through it very slowly and very carefully weighing up every word.  And that is precisely as it should be.

The first open letter that I wrote to you was in December 2015 and the following serves as the second.

You will forgive me because this is a long letter and I am fully aware that your attention span or ability to retain too much information in one fell swoop may not be as good as it used to be.

Nevertheless I urge you to do your best to muster the courage, energy and intellectual stamina to stay the course and to find the time out of your busy schedule to read it from beginning to end.

I have written it because our nation is entering into dangerous and precarious waters and I sense that something will give very soon. I am therefore  constrained to use this medium to bring my observations to your attention.

Be rest assured that I speak out of nothing but love and concern for the welfare of the Nigerian people and it is not my intention to insult you or undermine and disrespect your office but rather to shine the light of truth on all your activities with a view to assisting and encouraging you to change your ways.

You will agree with me that, no matter how bitter it may be, that truth must be told. This is a sacred obligation on our part as leaders and a matter of duty and honor.

I owe you, the Nigerian people and posterity that much and I have little doubt that no matter how badly you may feel after reading it, history will vindicate me and prove me right and one day you will acknowledge and recognise the profundity, wisdom and foresight in my constant and consistent criticisms, admonitions and counsel.

Outside of that it is my earnest prayer that the God of Heaven, whose I am and whom I serve, will judge between you and I. 

Your Excellency, kindly note and consider the following.

You released hundreds of Boko Haram fighters from prison claiming that they are reformed and a few days later 30 of your citizens are blown up by the same Boko Haram in Borno state.

Worse still on that same day 16 members of the same family and four others were herded into a room and burnt alive by Fulani militants in Kaduna state. 

After these terrible events instead of rushing back home to stand with your people, you stayed in Addis Ababa, lamenting and crying about the security situation in Libya and you sent your Vice to a funeral in Nairobi. Such insensitivity, even by your own standards, is rarely seen.

It took you three long days to finally see fit to leave your foreign friends, leave Addis Ababa and fly directly to Maiduguri to express your condolences to the Governor and people of Borno.

Even then you could not muster the courage to go to the town of Auno where the bombing took place but only to Maiduguri, the capital of the state.

Understandably you were received with boos, jeers and shouts of "ba ma so" (meaning "we dont want") by the crowds that lined the streets and this was an eloquent testimony to the fact that the entire nation, including the north that you claim to represent and be a champion of, is fed up with you and can no longer bear your incompetence and inability to run the affairs of our nation.

Worst still hours after your condolence visit Boko Haram attacked Maiduguri itself hitting one of its suburbs called Jidari Polo.

Their leader, a cowardly creature that can best be described as a psychopathic, delusional, sociopathic, mentally-deranged, murderous, bloodthirsty, bloodlusting and unconciable monster by the name of Abubakar Shekau, even had the nerve to send you a public warning in a recorded message that was released to the public after you left in which he arrogantly and boastfully declared that you must never come back to Borno again or you would be attacked and that you "should fear and serve God and not cows". He added the following,

"Buhari thinks he is a general but God says he is nothing. He hasn't achieved anything in the sight of God. Buhari is deceiving the people and playing to the gallery".

Mr. President he has sent his message to you and to Nigeria and we have heard him loud and clear.

Yet most disturbing was not his sheer effontry but the fact that the only thing that you had to offer the leaders and people of Borno state when you got there was a lame and self-debasing question which was "I wonder how Boko Haram still survives?"

You went further by blaming them for "not taking care of local security" forgetting that that is meant to be your job and not theirs.

In your so-called condolence visit you refused to take responsibility for your own inaction and failure and instead you sought to pass the buck to the very victims of terror that you claim to have come to mourn!

You refused to inspire and encourage them and instead you accused them of, at best, rresponsible behaviour and, at worst, collusion with the enemy.

This is not just a case of rubbing salt in their wounds but it is more like blowing them up and killing them all over again. Worse still as you spoke your Minister of Defence, who sat just a few feet away from you, fell fast asleep!

Mr. President I really do wonder whether you have any feeling or any compassion at all? Has the milk of human kindness stopped flowing through your veins?

Do you know that young students, women, infants and babies were amongst those that were blown up in the Auno atrocity?

Yes you issued a statement immediately but you didn't show up till three days later and your Vice, who was in the country the day it happened, never showed up at all and instead jetted out to President Arap Moi's burial in Nairobi! 

Kindly tell me what the Nigerian people have done to deserve this level of contempt? Or is there more to it than meets the eye?

Forgive me Mr. President but I am constrained to ask, why do you love terrorism, bloodshed and violence so much? Why do you find it so easy to forgive terrorists that are slaughtering your own people? Are you feeding your spiritual foundation and getting your power from the spilling of innocent blood?

Meanwhile your own Chief of Army Staff has told us today that

"we have defeated insurgency but we are facing the challenge of terrorism. There is no-where you will not find Boko Haram, even in Lagos here, there are Boko Haram. In Kaduna there are Boko Haram. There are more across the North East. Many have been arrested here in Lagos. We have been tracking them. We arrest them and take them into custody".

I commend the Chief of Army Staff for his admission of failure but what he didn't add was that after taking them "into custody" you ordered him to release them and even draft some of them into the Nigerian Army on the spurious grounds that they have repented and that they have been reformed.

Again the truth is that neither you or him ever "defeated insugency" or anything else. Instead you encouraged and supported it!  Both of you have failed the Nigerian people just as I predicted that you would and if you had any decency or honor you would BOTH resign.

Aside that it takes a very mean, callous, wicked and cruel President and Commander-in-Chief to release 1,400 terrorists who have murdered, butchered, slaughtered, tortured and maimed his soldiers and terrorised his people over the last 5 years.

Mr. President I am constrained to tell you that some believe that you are a sadist! They believe that your heart is as hard as stone and your soul is as black as night.

Relevant and instructive are the words of Mr. Charles Ogbu, a brilliant writer and essayist who has consistently proved that he is not only insightful but also deeply profound. Three days after the Auno bombing he wrote the following:

"Those who are asking for the sack of the Service Chiefs as a solution to the upsurge in Boko Haram terrorism are missing the point.

Nigeria is not currently being overrun by terrorists because we have a set of incompetent service Chiefs or soldiers who cannot fight the terrorists. Not at all.
The only reason the Boko Haram terrorists are having a field day is because we have a President and a Commander in Chief who shares the same ideology as the terrorists and as a result prefers pandering to them as opposed to fighting them".

He went further by writing,

"In fact a betting man would bet that the only difference between the Boko Haram terrorists killing, maiming and beheading Nigerians in the Northeast and our President and Commander-In-Chief is in their name and location. One is named "Boko Haram" and operates from the bush while the other one is named "Muhammadu Buhari" and operates from Aso Rock. If we were to remove the cloak of fear of detention by state oppressive forces, we would all admit they are both pursuing the same goal and doing a very good job of it. You that is reading this, you know this is exactly what is happening even if you may not want to publicly say it for whatever reason".

He concluded by asking,

"Who 'rehabilitates' and releases captured terrorists back into the wild at a time the terrorists are still visiting death and destruction on his country? Even America with her sophisticated military doesn't release arrested terrorists in the heat of the war because the chances of these terrorists going back into the wild to continue killing are very high".

Mr. President, forgive me for saying so but the verdict is out and Mr. Ogbu has made a valid point. This calls for much soul-searching on your part.

I urge you to bear in mind that trading in the blood of your own people and indulging in all manner of barbarity, suppression of dissent, persecution of your perceived enemies and evil comes with a heavy price.

Every Pharaoh, Sennacherub, Herod, Jezebel and Nebuchadnezzar has a bad end.

Every tyrant, no matter how powerful and highly-placed, will eventually account to God and the people for his brutality and wickedness. Yours will be no different.

Anyone that doubts that should consider the plight of the Sudan's former President, General Al Bashir. As  the great black American Nation of Islam leader and one of my favourite heroes, Malcom X,  once said "the chickens have finally come home to roost". This has always been the case and it will always be the case. It is only a matter of time.

Over the last 5 years hundreds of thousands have died under your watch and virtually all have been killed by those from your core northern region. You turned a blind eye to it and even encouraged it.

Today belongs to you but let me assure you that tomorrow belongs to those of us that you have killed, persecuted, oppressed and treated with disdain and contempt.

On the 11th of February, at the burial ceremony of the 18 year old Christian martyr Nnandi Michael (the Seminarean that was abducted and later murdered by Fulani herdsmen) the respected Catholic cleric Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, a man of immense moral authority and intellectual vigour, courageously admonished you before the entire world, spoke the bitter truth and reflected the thoughts of millions from all over the country. Amongst many other things he said the following:

"This President has displayed the greatest degree of insensitivity in managing our country’s rich diversity.
He has subordinated the larger interests of the country to the hegemonic interests of his co-religionists and clansmen and women. The impression created now is that, to hold a key and strategic position in Nigeria today, it is more important to be a northern Muslim than a Nigerian.”

He did not stop there but went on to say,

"We are being told that this situation has nothing to do with Religion. Really? It is what happens when politicians use religion to extend the frontiers of their ambition and power. Are we to believe that simply because Boko Haram kills Muslims too, they wear no religious garb? Are we to deny the evidence before us, of kidnappers separating Muslims from infidels or compelling Christians to convert or die? If your son steals from me, do you solve the problem by saying he also steals from you?"

He then said,

"The Fulani, his (President Muhammadu Buhari) innocent kinsmen, have become the subject of opprobrium, ridicule, defamation, calumny and obloquy. His north has become one large grave yard, a valley of dry bones, the nastiest and the most brutish part of our dear country".

He added,

"Today, our years of hypocrisy, duplicity, fabricated integrity, false piety, empty morality, fraud and Pharisaism have caught up with us. Nigeria is on the crossroads and its future hangs precariously in a balance. This is a wakeup call for us. As St. Paul reminds us; The night is far spent, and the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast away the works of darkness and put on the armour of light. It is time to confront and dispel the clouds of evil that hover over us."

He concludes by saying,

"On our part, I believe that this is a defining moment for Christians and Christianity in Nigeria. We Christians must be honest enough to accept that we have taken so much for granted and made so much sacrifice in the name of nation building. We accepted President Buhari when he came with General Idiagbon, two Muslims and two northerners. We accepted Abiola and Kingibe, thinking that we had crossed the path of religion, but we were grossly mistaken. When Jonathan became President, and Senator David Mark remained Senate President while Patricia Ette was chosen by the South West became a Speaker. The Muslim members revolted and forced her resignation with lies and forgery. The same House would shamelessly say that they had no records of her indictment. Today, we are living with a Senate whose entire leadership is in the hands of Muslims. Christians have continued to support them. For how long shall we continue on this road with different ambitions? Christians must rise up and defend their faith with all the moral weapons they have".

I assure you that these were not the words of Bishop Kukah alone but rather the Holy Spirit speaking through him. He spoke the mind and the oracles of the Living God and you would do well to humble yourself, take heed and appreciate the Lord's admonition and counsel.

Let us hope that you disregard the advice of the hardliners around you, learn from these words and change your dastardly ways though I doubt that you will.

Whatever the case and whatever you choose to do or not to do, know this: the die is cast, Caesar has crossed the Rubicorn, the horse has bolted from the stable, the cat is out of the bag, our eyes have been opened, we have lost all sense of fear and Nigeria can NEVER be the same again.

Mr. President, here ends my counsel to you but permit me to conclude this contribution with a closer look at the north that you love so much and that you seek to empower and enthrone forever.

According to the World Bank "87% of poor people in Nigeria are in the North".

One wonders what 58 years of northern oppression, tyranny, aggression, manipulation and hegemony over Nigeria has actually done for the northern masses.

Since indendence mass poverty, terrorism, religious bigotry, ethnic hegemony, Islamic fundamentalism, arrogance, born to rule syndrome, the worship of cows, ignorance, disease, hate, racism, feudalism, pedophilia, child marriage, VVF, gender inequality, male chauvinism, the persecution of Christians, the suppression of women, corruption, deceit, greed, ingratitude, a sense of entitlement, tyranny, insensitivity, bloodshed, genocide, ethnic cleansing, mass murder and gratuitous violence have all been deeply embedded in and associated with the core north.

Worse still, according to UNICEF, if Nigeria were to ever break up the core north would be the poorest spot on planet Earth. 

I guess this is why northerners keep screaming "one Nigeria" and threatening the lives and liberty of those that do not share their view. Without Nigeria they would be groping in the dark, wobbling on their feet and literally starve to death.

All this yet they insist that they were "born to rule" and that southerners and Middle Belters were "born to serve" them and be their slaves!

Professor Yusuf Dankofa of the Faculty of Law at Ahmadu Bello University who happens to be a northerner himself put it in very clear terms and spoke the bitter truth when he wrote the following:

"I think the north is only interested in power and  nothing more.The sweetness of power and the allure it brings is what appeals to them and not work. If not, how can a region be so decimated by its own internal contradictions and trudge on as if the region is not regressing. In the face of calamity, what you see is eerie silence, since power is with their elites who are thoroughly dependent on public treasury to survive.The poor too draws happiness from the fact that power is in the hands of their elites even if they will  die of poverty and insurgency. We are happy that power is with us even though we don't know what to do with it.This mindset will definitely lead others to seek to move out of the union. You can't slow down your own progress and those of others  and expect them to clap for you".

Dankofa is absolutely right! What a people! What a country!

Yet I do not blame the core northeners: I blame southern and Middle Belt politicians and leaders who have refused to unite and who have failed to resist them and stand up to them over the last 58 years.

The history of our nation records that there were a few  great men of remarkable courage, extraordinary fortitude and immense valour that not only did their best but were also gallant, fearless, selfless and outstanding in their quest to deliver our people.

Some of them were martyred and others were jailed whilst all suffered an unprecedented and unbearable level of humiliation and persecution. Yet despite it all they continued the struggle.

They identified and understood the problem and fought hard in their respective ways to fix it and deliver our people from northern hegemony, domination and bondage but sadly they all failed.



The new generation of southern and Middle Belt leaders must NOT fail because this is the final lap. For our generation failure is NOT an option.

We have no choice but to use all lawful and non-violent means to break the yoke of subjugation, servitude, slavery and bondage and to succeed in our quest for total liberation. If we fail to do so future generations of our people shall NEVER be free again.

We need the prayers of the saints and the fastings and supplications of the intercessors, the Prophets, the men and women of God and the Body of Christ!

We need the Holy Spirit of the Living God: the El Shaddai, the Elohim and the Adonai.

We need the Man of War, the Comforter, the Lord of Hosts and the Ancient of Days!

We need a great deliverer: a Moses, a Joshua, a Caleb, a David, a Cyrus, a Samson, a Gideon, a Jeptha, an Esther and a Jehu all rolled into one.

We need men and women of courage to pick up the gauntlet, take up the challenge and lead us in this great and cataclysmic battle and this monumental struggle.

We need to close ranks, build bridges amongst ourselves and forget past hurts, past disputes and past disagreements and agree to be totally and completely united.

Finally we need to look within ourselves and firmly resolve that it would be better to live a short life and die as free men than live a long one and live as slaves.

We fight not for ourselves but for future generations of our family, our lineage, our loved ones and our compatriots.

God forbid that they should have to live through the hell that we had to suffer called Nigeria: a land where the accursed rule over the blessed and where slaves ride on horseback whilst Princes and Kings walk around in bare feet.

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04 January, 2020

LESSONS FROM THE STORY OF ISRAEL ..By Clem Ebere

Lessons from  Israel story,
Lessons from Singapore story ,
Lessons from China story,
Lessons from Ethiopia Story,

Lessons from Rwanda story, Etc.

The truth is that God is for everyone and every nation. If anyone or Nation  believes in God, and does his will or not, blessings and curses are all promises, as was written in the Bible . The book of Deuteronomy, clarified, that depending on what is the desire and attendant determination and action of anyone or nation, blessings or curses will be a reward.

A good read of the small book "The start-up Nation" will give you an in dept graphic analysis of the mind of the Israelis, actions and their firm determination to succeed in spite of all odds. Their achievements are unprecedented.

I always believe that Isreal rules the world, and not America.  A check on the key leaders of Government establishments, economic sectors and Policy makers in America in every successive Government in America, are Jewish extractions. Out of 20 richest families   or Organizations in America, more than half are Jewish.

The same story of success  goes of any one or any nation or tribe that makes success and determined exploitation  of infinite possibilities a reality.

The Igbo's also have the same spirit to succeed in spite of all difficulties. However, they lack the appropriate ingredients to succeed as a people, and can only thrive as individuals.

A trial on collective success by the Igbos, as a people during the Nigeria civil war has left no one in doubt about our ingenuity and resilience.

The lesson from the speech of Israeli Prime minster, Benjamin as forwarded by Maria, is instructive. The same instructive lesson wraps around Singapore that started with nothing after they were sent packing from Malaysia,  also Ethiopia repeatedly ravaged by famine and drought laced with internal strife and sessions, but now on the trajectory to success, Rwanda with ethnic cleansing and pogrom, has quickly put their past behind and under the able leadership of President Paul Kagame and his decided followers, Rwanda is now recorded as one of fastest developing nation in Africa.  South Korea and other Asian Tigers are good lessons also, where determined action were blessed by God. Even the Arab nations who  some of us think are Godless, have not only transformed from deserts to places of our cherished place of vacation(like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, etc) to owners of notable edifices and business conglomerate world over through purchases with their Sovereign Wealth Fund. God is still in the business of blessing to Nations that determinedly take appropriate action.

Any person,  nation or people can take up any situation or challenge as a stepping stone to produce unparalleled history of resilience doggedness and exemplary success.

God in his infinite intelligence has give us, all we need. It is then our responsibilities to use it to create our story. Deuteronomy 8:28 - God's gift of the power to create wealth in order to demonstrate his covenant

We will create our wonderful story, and all the glory will go to God, who exemplified or modelled it in Isreal! ­čśÇ

Cheers every one and happy new year!!

Manzi Clement Ebere.
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(reaction in a whatsapp group copied and unedited,to a speech purported to have been made by the Israeli Prime minister on the progress of his nation)

09 October, 2019

BBC Sex for marks generalizations by Prince Justice

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Here we go again with another round of self hating speeches inspired by BBCs sex for marks video demartketing West African tertiary institutions. If you just arrived on planet Social Media, you will think BBC just Mungo Parked the source of carnal sin for the first time ever.

You probably didn't hear of the Dr Richard Akindele caught on audio, sacked and jailed, nor numerous other occasions where the institutions or even student cultists have dealt with the offender.

BBC shows just two cases to disparaged the hundreds of institutions across the subregion. This is the same BBC that fought tooth and nail to hide the sordid child and sexual abuse through its management ranks for decades. Details of sexual depravity towards underage and vulnerable by its brightest stars and directors were eventually revealed. Yet, nobody painted the BBC as a sexual abusive institution, not to talk of tarnishing the whole British media industry as corrupt and not fit for our West African audiences.

Are we to forget the Me too sexual abuse movement ravaging Hollywood, which by the way started from the catholic church?

I think we all know that power and money enables sexual harassment, EVERYWHERE! 

However, rather being a globally extended Me Too to West Africa, this unfair generalization and sensationalism is for the demartketing of West African tertiary institutions for the sole benefit of their competitors, the British tertiary instructions that rely heavily on Nigeria and Ghana students to fill their budget shortfalls. Foreign students pay about thrice what their domestic fellow students pay. 

About a decade ago, with the coming of the Conservative government, educational subsidies were cut and the institutions were encouraged to milk foreign students as an alternative source of income. A little leeway was given with a government subsidy government for the employed, which Nigerians were wise to take up.

Many non-Ivy league institutions welcomed Nigerian students as a blessing even without common O'levels and turned a blind eye to the gross malpractices, as Nigerians students out of the £15,000 (N7m) grants paid agents to sign them in classes and paid online Indians to do their coursework while still having enough left to build houses in Nigeria. The British institutions turned a blindeye to the fact that many of their graduates couldn't speak common English as long as their books balanced. From about last session, the unemployed and disabled program was stopped and the British tertiary institutions ran into losses. I know of one in Ealing that went into liquidation.

So, the BBC expose has to be viewed with caution. It is to mainly inspire a loss in confidence in West African tertiary institutions, prompting doting fathers to dig deep into their pockets, and that of the commonwealth, to send their girls to an overpriced educational system which does nothing but to promote further cultural and political disillusionment. An educational system that starts its program by teaching six year Olds that homosexuality and other sexual depravity is right, and ends with the conclusion that the Black Race is pathologically inferior.

Yes, some Men can be shameless pricks when in position of power anywhere under the Sun, but this BBC report that generalizes and castigates an entire subregion with just two cases is an unfair misrepresentation. This is how they castigated our traditional cultural values as satanic, as well as our political and economic systems. Therefore we should view the report with a wider perspective. Sexual harassment is a Man thing of every Race and not a West African affliction.

I have viewed the introduction of BBC Yoruba, pidgin and Igbo with suspicion and raised alarm of mind conditioning by our colonists, the British. The funding for BBC Yoruba and Igbo came from the same imperialists, MacArthur Foundation that sponsored the corruption propaganda that  brought Buhari to power. We must be wary of moralist propaganda pushed by the likes of BBC whose primary objective is our mental and cultural slavery.

The British army didn't recolonize us but British media that pushed corruption propaganda in 1966,1983 and 2015. The greatest war for the liberation of the Black Race is the war of the mind and soul of the Black Race. For a thousand years, Arabs and latter Europeans have colonized us with moralist propaganda that denigrate West African institutions and make us discard ours for their own institutions. 

Instead of reacting with self hate and redirecting millions needed here in Nigeria into the British system, think and realize that when we decry moralist propaganda, it is not a denial of immorality but it's use as a tool of sociopolitical disorientation.

BBC "SEX FOR GRADES...' THE VALUE

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Having watched the BBC Africa Eye documentary with the above title I think that the story told does not match the message sought to be conveyed to the public by the title. 

Beyond the jokes and giggles I have decided to critically analyze what the BBC has put out and I conclude that the decision to publish the video is a very serious error on the part of the people who decided to air the video . 

This is because this whole work involved people’s precious reputation and there can be no room for error or to stretch the argument. The allegation and what is put forward to established or substantiate  it must be on all fours. 

What was alleged? That some lecturers in some African universities sleep with their female students in return for high grades. It amounts to accusing the lecturers of the criminal offense of blackmail or extortion. 

What is expected from the accusers’ video? BBC and it’s collaborators were supposed to present to us evidence. Hard evidence. That a lecturer had sex with a student and indeed gave a grade A to that student because of the sex. Or that a student who was poor in class obtained a grade A or B because of a sexual encounter she had with a particular lecturer. Or that a female student, but for sex had with her lecturer could not have obtained the grade A or B she was awarded in a particular subject. It also means the lady must have read a course taught by the lecturer. 

Is this what happened in the video? NO. No sex. No evidence of a grade upgrade as a result of sex. No evidence that a lady wrote an exam and the result slip showed a higher grade than deserved, if we look at what was written on the examination answer sheet. 

In the end the BBC only established that some lecturer was lewd in his conversation with somebody who was not even a student or even if she was, she did not have sex and definitely did not write any official exam organized by the University. 

Sex was discussed but not had. No grades were awarded because of sex. So why sex for grades? Was that even a proposal ? More questions than answers.

03 October, 2019

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE By: Femi Fani-Kayode

By: Femi Fani-Kayode

“Nigeria is not one and has never been one. It is a ‘state of nations’ and not a ‘nation-state’. The traitors in the south are heroes in the north whilst the heroes in the south are traitors in the north. The value system of the north is totally opposite to that of the south. The lenses through which we see justice and equity can never be the same. The Nigerian state is the tragedy of 20th century in Africa”- Aare Kurunmi Kakanfo, “Nigeria Is Burning”, Facebook, 30th September 2019.

I could not have put it better myself. Today our nation celebrates 59 years of independence from our external colonial masters and 59 years of servitude, subjugation, tyranny and oppression by our internal colonial masters. Permit me to share the following.

In August 1958 my beloved father of blessed memory, the Balogun of Ife, Chief Victor Remilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode Q.C., S.A.N, C.O.N successfully moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence. Parliament passed the motion and the British colonial authorities acquiesed to it.

Two years later, on October 1st 1960 (which is 59 years today) amidst great joy, hope, promise and fanfare, the first of our two chains of servitude and bondage was broken and Nigeria became an independent nation.

I commend Papa and his generation for this great achievement. His motion freed us from the chains and shackles of the external colonial masters and I am very proud of that.

However there is still much work to do.  59 years later we still have the second chain and shackle of bondage and servitude to remove and that is the chain and shackle of our internal colonial masters who have proved to be even more relentless, ruthless and murderous than the first.

Since the end of our civil war in 1970, which resulted in the ethnic cleansing, mass murder and genocide of no less than 3 million innocent Biafran civilians, and despite all acts of provocation and injustice from those that see us as nothing but conquered vassals, the good people of the south and the Middle Belt have been reasonable and restrained and have refused to react violently.

Instead they have patiently and politely protested against and peacefully struggled with that chain and shackle of Fulani bondage.

Since independence we have attempted to get a better deal for our people from within a united and “indivisible” Nigeria but we have failed woefully.

Rather than getting better, things are actually getting significantly worse and the noose of slavery and handcuffs of servitude are getting tighter.

The last four years under President Muhammadu Buhari, who is undoubtedly more of a President of the North than a President of Nigeria, provides an eloquent testimony to that.

His Government is shamelessly, unapologeticallly and unabashedly a Government by the Fulani, for the Fulani and of the Fulani sprinkled with a small handful and pitiful coterie of southern and Middle Belt useful idiots and accursed slaves who have no sense of decency or self-respect, who, like Esau, have traded their future and destiny for a mess of pottage and who have sold their souls to the devil and their peoole down the river.

For the Yoruba people particularly I am convinced that the only way to break that second and last shackle and chain of servitude and bondage is for the South West to exercise her inalienable right of self-determination and leave Nigeria.

The battle for restructuring which many of us have supported and fought for over the last 25 years is long lost and its advocates are no longer being heard.

We have failed to succeed in that noble cause because those that believe that they own own Nigeria and that they were born to rule her in perpetuity have treated that quest with contempt and ignored it with disdain.

They have met our reasonable demands for devolution of power and the establishment of an equitable and true Federation where all men, regardless of ethnic nationality or faith, are regarded as being equal before God, with an uncharitable and unreasonable display and unequivocal and unprecedented degree of arrogance and impunity.

As a consequence of their unbridled intransigence, insatiable lust for power and control and inexplicable desire to dominate and enslave each and every one of us, it is increasingly clear to me and millions of others that Nigeria can never change as long as she continous to exist as one.

Yet we as a people those of us that are interested in freedom can no longer continue to subject ourselves to the indignity of living in the insufferable bondage that they have forced and foisted on us.

Given the foregoing, the only option left for us if we are to maintain our self-respect and dignity and win our freedom is division and separation.

I am therefore glad to publicly identify myself with the proud Yoruba nationalists of the Balogun Collective and other Yoruba self-determination groups who have risen to the occassion, who have said enough is enough and who believe that it is time for the rise and establishment of the mighty nation of Oduduwa.

The Yoruba people, always so ready to accept and accomodate others and always so liberal and generous, deserve no less.

Though ours is a peaceful and passive struggle and not one that is interested in the usage of arms or indulging in any form of violence, anarchy or lawlessness, it would be a grave error on the part of anyone to underestimate our determination or test our resolve.

My father and his generation broke the first chain of servitude which was the bondage of the British.

It is my sacred duty and divine obligation and that of members of mine to break the second chain which is the bondage and subjugation of the Fulani.  We shall not fail.

Happy Independence Day Nigeria!: Femi Fani-Kayode

“Nigeria is not one and has never been one. It is a ‘state of nations’ and not a ‘nation-state’. The traitors in the south are heroes in the north whilst the heroes in the south are traitors in the north. The value system of the north is totally opposite to that of the south. The lenses through which we see justice and equity can never be the same. The Nigerian state is the tragedy of 20th century in Africa”- Aare Kurunmi Kakanfo, “Nigeria Is Burning”, Facebook, 30th September 2019.

I could not have put it better myself. Today our nation celebrates 59 years of independence from our external colonial masters and 59 years of servitude, subjugation, tyranny and oppression by our internal colonial masters. Permit me to share the following.

In August 1958 my beloved father of blessed memory, the Balogun of Ife, Chief Victor Remilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode Q.C., S.A.N, C.O.N successfully moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence. Parliament passed the motion and the British colonial authorities acquiesed to it.

Two years later, on October 1st 1960 (which is 59 years today) amidst great joy, hope, promise and fanfare, the first of our two chains of servitude and bondage was broken and Nigeria became an independent nation.

I commend Papa and his generation for this great achievement. His motion freed us from the chains and shackles of the external colonial masters and I am very proud of that.

However there is still much work to do.  59 years later we still have the second chain and shackle of bondage and servitude to remove and that is the chain and shackle of our internal colonial masters who have proved to be even more relentless, ruthless and murderous than the first.

Since the end of our civil war in 1970, which resulted in the ethnic cleansing, mass murder and genocide of no less than 3 million innocent Biafran civilians, and despite all acts of provocation and injustice from those that see us as nothing but conquered vassals, the good people of the south and the Middle Belt have been reasonable and restrained and have refused to react violently.

Instead they have patiently and politely protested against and peacefully struggled with that chain and shackle of Fulani bondage.

Since independence we have attempted to get a better deal for our people from within a united and “indivisible” Nigeria but we have failed woefully.

Rather than getting better, things are actually getting significantly worse and the noose of slavery and handcuffs of servitude are getting tighter.

The last four years under President Muhammadu Buhari, who is undoubtedly more of a President of the North than a President of Nigeria, provides an eloquent testimony to that.

His Government is shamelessly, unapologeticallly and unabashedly a Government by the Fulani, for the Fulani and of the Fulani sprinkled with a small handful and pitiful coterie of southern and Middle Belt useful idiots and accursed slaves who have no sense of decency or self-respect, who, like Esau, have traded their future and destiny for a mess of pottage and who have sold their souls to the devil and their peoole down the river.

For the Yoruba people particularly I am convinced that the only way to break that second and last shackle and chain of servitude and bondage is for the South West to exercise her inalienable right of self-determination and leave Nigeria.

The battle for restructuring which many of us have supported and fought for over the last 25 years is long lost and its advocates are no longer being heard.

We have failed to succeed in that noble cause because those that believe that they own own Nigeria and that they were born to rule her in perpetuity have treated that quest with contempt and ignored it with disdain.

They have met our reasonable demands for devolution of power and the establishment of an equitable and true Federation where all men, regardless of ethnic nationality or faith, are regarded as being equal before God, with an uncharitable and unreasonable display and unequivocal and unprecedented degree of arrogance and impunity.

As a consequence of their unbridled intransigence, insatiable lust for power and control and inexplicable desire to dominate and enslave each and every one of us, it is increasingly clear to me and millions of others that Nigeria can never change as long as she continous to exist as one.

Yet we as a people those of us that are interested in freedom can no longer continue to subject ourselves to the indignity of living in the insufferable bondage that they have forced and foisted on us.

Given the foregoing, the only option left for us if we are to maintain our self-respect and dignity and win our freedom is division and separation.

I am therefore glad to publicly identify myself with the proud Yoruba nationalists of the Balogun Collective and other Yoruba self-determination groups who have risen to the occassion, who have said enough is enough and who believe that it is time for the rise and establishment of the mighty nation of Oduduwa.

The Yoruba people, always so ready to accept and accomodate others and always so liberal and generous, deserve no less.

Though ours is a peaceful and passive struggle and not one that is interested in the usage of arms or indulging in any form of violence, anarchy or lawlessness, it would be a grave error on the part of anyone to underestimate our determination or test our resolve.

My father and his generation broke the first chain of servitude which was the bondage of the British.

It is my sacred duty and divine obligation and that of members of mine to break the second chain which is the bondage and subjugation of the Fulani.  We shall not fail.

Happy Independence Day Nigeria!

30 September, 2019

*Enjoy Your Buhari*; Reno Omokri mocks SOWORE

*Enjoy Your Buhari*; Reno Omokri mocks SOWORE!

If you say *Enjoy Your Buhari*; Reno Omokri mocks SOWOREiar, *I will agree.* He tells    deliberate lies *to destroy the reputation of those he‘s against,* using his _Sahara Reporters_ website. He did it to me personally *and my boss, Jonathan.* Ironically neither Jonathan, nor I ever contemplated his arrest.

I sympathise with Sowore, *but that's not my point here.* I can't help but feel that his travails are self inflicted. I know his nature. He will come out of jail, read this, *and use Sahara Reporters to try to savage my reputation.* If you have followed the Buhari wave, you know the role Sowore and his Sahara Reporters played *to create the Frankenstein monster named Buhari.*

What is happening between Sowore and  Buhari is just a romance gone sour. Sowore is *not some innocent activist* that General Buhari is persecuting. He was an ally of Buhari. *He sold Buhari to Nigeria.* _We must not rewrite history or we will repeat it._

*Using saharareporters,* Sowore dishonestly *"DEMARKETED"* President Jonathan as *a “DRUNKARD,”* _a “SLOW POKE,_” *“CLUELESS...”* and MARKETED Buhari as *“INCORRUPTIBLE.”* He marketed Buhari as a man who would not only *“CRUSH”* Jonathan, but the *"messiah"* who would “SOLVE” all of Nigeria's problems.

In 2014, when Jonathan said “I am the most INSULTED president in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember me for the total freedom you enjoyed”, *he was referring to Sowore and saharareporters.* 

_Nigerians mistook his TOLERANCE AND *ZEAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS* for WEAKNESS._

Today, General Buhari is trying Sowore, *his former partner in propaganda,* for insulting him. If insulting a President is a crime, *both Buhari and Sowore are guilty due to what they did to ex-President Jonathan.* But it is NOT a crime.

*Sowore should be freed!*

Yet, Sowore is not the victim here. The victim, who refused to be a victim, *is former President Jonathan,* who Sowore accused of thievery, *yet ALL his children schooled in Nigeria while he was President.* 5 years after leaving office, no one has found GEJ wanting.

It is possible that *people around Jonathan made money,* just as people around General Buhari are making money and people around Obasanjo and YarAdua made money. _It is the sad reality of a corruption plagued country that we must all aspire to fix._ *But Jonathan was NOT the THIEF, DRUNKARD or WEAKLING* Sowore painted him to be. He is God fearing. *To fear God is weakness to men like Sowore.*

Then President Jonathan is MEEK. MEEKNESS is not WEAKNESS. MEEKNESS means you have POWER, *but you RESTRAIN yourself from ABUSING it* because *you want to BUILD, not DESTROY.* Moses was MEEK. Nigerians don't deserve a MEEK leader. *We deserve a General Buhari!*

On 4 occasions, Sowore visited Nigeria while Jonathan was President. We knew his whereabouts. He met then CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, and was in contact with Buhari and El-rufai. *But Jonathan NEVER ARRESTED him* because _he believed in PRESS FREEDOM._

Sowore marketed Jonathan as corrupt and weak. *GEJ would never make a man indicted by the army for theft, as reported by PremiumTimesng, a minister.* GEJ deported South Africans in retaliation when SA deported Nigerians. It is Buhari who is WEAK & CORRUPT.

The problem with the average Nigerian, is that *we CRY over CONSEQUENCES,* and _LAUGH over ACTIONS,_ not realising that _CONSEQUENCE follows ACTIONS_ *as DAY follows NIGHT.* Sowore and Saharareporters are the ACTION. *Buhari is the CONSEQUENCE.*         

I look at those shedding tears for Sowore and I remember when Jonathan’s son was crying after his classmates laughed at him *because they read on saharareporters that his father is a drunkard.* Even children believe the lies they read on saharareporters!

I am not stretching facts if I say that *without Sowore, General Buhari wont be President.* It‘s an indisputable FACT. He and Saharareporters poisoned the mind of Nigerians against then President Jonathan. As Christ said “offences will come: *but woe unto him, through whom they come!”* - Luke 17:1

It is a different matter if Sowore and saharareporters used the TRUTH to turn Nigerians against then President Jonathan, *but they used LIES.* Deliberate and malignant LIES. *You cannot DESTROY another man and expect Providence to BUILD you up!* 

_Ko le work!_

What Gen Buhari has done to Sowore is a common Northern tactic. I lived in the North. I know. Abacha used it on Abiola. He used Abiola to destroy Shonekan. *After Abiola destroyed Shonekan’s government,* he was of no use to Abacha anymore, so Abacha threw him in jail.

General Buhari and Elrufai know what they used Sowore to achieve in destroying Jonathan. They are not fools. These guys are more politically sophisticated *than even Sowore/Tinubu know.* It is brinksmanship. *They won't sit and watch them do the same to Buhari.*

All of you were FOOLED when General Buhari rubbed mentholatum on his handkerchief and used it to induce crocodile tears. You are now seeing the genuine Buhari now? *Who is crying now?* _Buhari or you? When we told you did you listen?_ Enjoy Buhari!

Gen Buhari used Sowore & saharareporters against Jonathan and he will NEVER let them be used against him. *Sowore should have known that the first person a feudal king kills is the kingmaker* that got him the throne. So he can't remove him from the same throne.

What an irony! Sowore cannot use the same saharareporters to remove himself from jail.
 Don’t dig your enemy’s hole too deep so that when you fall into it, you can also escape.

29 September, 2019

Buhari as a Metaphor of Nigeria's Failure in Almost Everything By Dr. Ike Odigbo

Buhari as a Metaphor of Nigeria's Failure in Almost Everything

By Dr. Ike Odigbo

Watching Muhammadu Buhari's shoddy performance on the world stage at the 74th United Nations General Assembly holding in New York, one cannot but bow one's head in shame. As Igbos say, you endure more shame when the dancing step of your relative is out of sync with the rest on a public group dance outing. Placed side by side the historic speeches of other heads of government its not surprising we are where we are, at the bottom of the laddar of statistics of development in Africa and in the world. 

Those who keep wandering why Africa is backward should wonder no more. The answer lies in a crop of shameless old men like Buhari who seek to retain power by all means but do nothing meaningful with it and even care less its implication for everyone else. The current president is the single most debilitating factor against any form of progress in the land. Again and again he has displayed this level of worrisome underperformance. We know the next time will not be different. For me, it should have been more surprising if the outcome was anything different.

Throghout the 2019 presidential campaign, when closely observed, Buhari flipped and flopped. The lousy shape of Nigeria's poitical campaigns was to his advantage. Noisy and full of rented crowds, it is impossible to encounter or asses the candidates directly. Loud speakers blared out music in the same way as hired performers dished out entertainment. And then shouting bouts in the name of speeches and handing over of candidature flags. Viewed in terms of what a political campaign should be, those open air campains all amounted to meaningless rubbish. 

Buhari's handlers and APC party executives do all they could to ensure Buhari never appears close range before a camera and a journalist. First was the open presidential debate organised by the respected Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) in conjunction with the pro-government Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria which Muhammadu Buhari as incumbent dodged. Then luck ran out of him as he is forced by public demand to appear before an alternative platform The Candidates hosted by Daria Media in association with McArthur Foundation. Unlike the NEDG format which intended to grill all presidential candidates side by side each other, The Candidates was more conducive, featuring different parties and their candidates in a four-session format. Candidates were sitting and unlike the previous format did not have to confront, contradict or challenge each other. 

Nevertheless Buhari disappointed big time. The very first question was simple and predictable: why do you want to be president of Nigeria? Buhari's answer is instructive and has characterized his goverment. He said that his party wants him to be their candidate and he is contesting because they put him forward. Personally he has no ideas or objectives or reasons to want to be president. We all watched it and we remember clearly how he could not make sense of simple questions and continually relied on his vice Prof. Osinbajo for explanations and answers. Everybody came out of that experience really worried. The same worry, even fright, was all written on the face of his most ardent supporters and ministers who came to cheer him up. It was a public show of shame and humiliation. 

I was not disappointed. That outing only confirmed something that was becoming clear to everybody since Buhari became president in 2015. He tacitly avoided even repudiated the media at home. He only addressed the media on international outings, where I guess it is unavoidable. On many such ocassions he went foul of questions and answered rubbish. Many other times he misplaced obvious facts and misaddressed well-known personalities and world leaders. Generally he painted the picture of a buffon knowing neither his left nor his right. Unfortunately, the more mistskes he makes on the world stage, the more he attracted the kind of attention he would rather not wish. 

With such level of unpreparedness or unfittingness one wonders why he desperately wanted to be president. At the first level of citizen, he has the right to vie for any office. Of course as a soldier he had tasted that position and bequeathed to Nigerians the best ever attempt to tackle high level indiscipline. Unfortunately his reign was cut short by yet another coup which ended his term. However, it would be difficult to understand or justify why he would still desire to come back when all about him is out of sync for a modern day president. And this is what gets one thinking of what might be his main reason for holding on to the office after a lacklustre first term. 

There are two possible reasons. First, he wants to satisfy his pristine desire to be at the helm of affairs, which was cut short by the coup that removed him from power. He believes in himself as having what it takes to be on top. He compares himself to General Obasanjo who moved from military to civilian president. In achieving this goal, it gives him a high sense of fulfilment and sense of satisfaction. I have told friends that Buhari impressed me with his tenacity and sense of purpose. He contested four times and didnt give up, a journey that took him across four parties over sixteen years. Today he is president and has realized his ambition of being president. 

But its not just for himself that he desperately wanted to be president. The second reason why Buhari wants to be president is that he want to give his own people, the Fulani and Muslims, some advantage over the other bona fide owners of Nigeria. His calculation might be that as the last standing military officer of his level in this generation he is the last titan who has what it takes to restore and institutionalize Northern and Islamic domination over Nigeria. Therefore, Buhari's mission in the presidency is not to all Nigerians but to his own chosen people, to his secterian interest. That should be obvious to any casual or keen observer. 

The Northern monopoly over security chiefs, the institutionalized protection of killer herdsmen, selective fight against corruption, the concentration of the three arms of government in the North etc are all there for everyone to see. Nigeria and its institutions are firmly under the vicious grip of Buhari and his men. Nothing remains to bring their aim to full realization. It would amount to acute lack of perception or honesty for any Nigeria to fail to see Buhari's bigotry. In any case many Northerners openly celebrate his nepotism and are beginning to plot to retain power in the North, against established political principle of geopolitical rotation. When the rest of Nigerians raise objections and alarm over marginalization or fulanization or islamization it is not for nothing. 

The main reason why I took all the time to account for Buhari's motif to remain Nigeria's president is to show that he only cares about those aims I have pointed out and is willing to endure the greatest form of public and international humiliation as long as he achieves his agenda of Northern domination. Clearly he is a laughing stock at the international stage but he seems not to mind because of the advantages it enables him to snatch. He has four more years to go, and assuming he lives through it, he will only make an already bad situation worse. Nigeria will bleed while the North and his bootlickers, including some Southerners, will appear to enjoy. But in the end, Nigeria will triumph, for neither will power remain in perpetuity in the North, his plan or hope of fulanization and islamization are bound to fail because they are both ill conceived and exercise in futility. 

Buhari may not wish or suspect it but he needs to be told that in whatever he does history is being made. He cannot control that. He might well be a messaiah to the North but to the resr of us Nigerians he would be one of the very worst rulers this country has produced. There are countless rulers who started as saviours only to end as the tormentor or oppressor of their own people. And the oppressor of himself also. So far, he is the only Nigerian ruler who has plunged this country into recession twice. Maybe a third is on the way. I do not know of any democratic ruler whose records are so bad. In the final analysis it boils down to what the igbo people say about the mad man naked in the marketplace, that the damage and humiliation he brings on his relatives is not comparable to the ruin he brings on himself. You can reach me on: i.m.odigbo@gmail.com