On Saturday, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, spoke at the Northern Youth Summit organised to deliberate on developing northern Nigeria. He painted a picture of Nigeria’s defective growth and development. El-Rufai said two countries presently inhabit the womb of Nigeria and while northern Nigeria ranks the same as war-torn Afghanistan, southern Nigeria is “developing.” His speech was full of other ethnic-tinged howlers, and curiously, that was where he stopped. He did not get to the part where he reflected on the role the elite like him played in the fate of the North.
By Simeon Nwakaudu
The leaders of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) to my mind think that the rest of Nigerians are fools. They believe that other Nigerians lack the power to think, make deductions and take a position. It is on this premise that the leadership structure of the APC prefers propaganda to National Development.
By Sotonye Ijuye-Dagogo
As a former Chief Education Officer in the Rivers State Ministry of Education, I am fully inclined to support Governor Nyesom Wike in the abrogation of fees and levies in public primarily and secondary schools in Rivers State.
On 6th February 2014 the leader of IPOB and the lion of the East, my friend and brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, said the following, “As they campaign vigorously for elections, you would think, they are coming to grow the economy, enthrone justice, breed unity and tolerance, love for one another.
Let me first of all thank the Almighty God who has made it possible for all of us to gather here today and the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers ably led by my father, His Royal Majesty, King G. N. K. Gininwa for providing this platform for us to come and discuss issues of security and welfare of our fatherland.