POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE (83)

PART TWO

"And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions." - King Rehoboam in the Bible. 1 Kings 12:11


Introduction:

It is globally established that the primary responsibility of a sovereign state encompasses the protection, security or safety of lives and properties and creation of the right atmosphere where economic, social activities thrive. Decline or complete absence of such prerequisites by acts of commission or omission implies the sovereign state is inching towards a failed state. For clarity, a ‘’failed or failing state’’, refers to ‘’a political entity or nation in which the government is inept at living up to the basic tasks of a sovereign State, is on the verge of losing or has already lost political authority, control’’. Some of the unmistakable characteristics of a failing/failed sovereign state include very weak institutions, culture of impunity, gross human right abuses, absence of rule of law, unprecedented and entrenched corruption, incessant strife and instability, geometrical depreciation in security, safety of lives and properties, liberty and the standard of living.

 ."..the Nigerian Federation is a political union, and not a cultural one, hence in amalgamating, only the political was amalgamated and therafter, federated at independence and not the cultural; and in federating, only the political was federated and not the cultural or the anthropo-socio-cultural and the spiritual."
BY JOHN ODEY ADUMA, PUBLISHER AND BRITISH CHEVENING SCHOLAR, UNITED KINGDOM

Scorpion's and Vigilance's inputs to the deliberations at the two-day Economic Retreat to be held at THE VILLA in Abuja, Nigeria to be presided over by the Chairman of the National Economic Council, His Excellency, PROFESSOR OLULEKE OSINBAJO, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between the 21 & 22nd March, 2016.

A CANDID NOTE FROM THE DIASPORA TO HER EXCELLENCY, MRS AISHA BUHARI  FOR THE PRESIDENT TO NOW SERIOUSLY BEGIN TO BE MINDFUL OF HIS STATE OF HEALTH AS WELL AS THE HEALTH OF THE NATION

DELEGATION: Buhari's health, vested interest and the nation...Letter to Mrs Aisha Buhari

SERIES: BUHARISM AND THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW

 “Justice is the constant and perpetual wish to render to everyone his due’’ – Emperor Justinian I (c.482-565)


Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, 2nd Head of State of Nigeria..In office 16 January 1966 – 19 July 1966

Boko Haram: A brief history


Who's that bloke behind you in a democracy, Mr President?

A foremost advocate of diarchy in Nigeria was the great Zik. And looking back after twenty years of his death, I dare say with all sense of responsibility that Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe did not really want and actually approve of diarchy as a form of government to be adopted by a superactive-super-eruptive polity like Nigeria, but hazarding a guess, the great man's concern/suggestion was borne out of looking for a lasting solution to the then military's frequent intervention in the governance of Nigeria through coups, which more often than not turned out to be the opposite of all of their purported coup missions of arresting the drift in the government they had chased out, blaming the government of and legitimising their action by adducing corruption as the reason why they struck.

Code of Conduct for Their Excellencies

SERIES: BUHARISM AND THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW


Prayerful 'Jack'...Undisputed father of the Nigerian Union. After 45 years that the civil war ended, his  prayer and wish always including advice to any Government in power (AGIP) has been to: GO ON WITH ONE NIGERIA. Bigot Muhammadu Buhari take note.


Olusegun Obasanjo: The famed letter writer who tried to feed the nation...a preacher of ONE NIGERIA, whilst recognising the fact that every Nigerian has an ethnic origin.


Aliyu Shagari: Always will be remembered for his great message to the present generation of Nigerians and posterity: ONE NATION, ONE DESTINY.

PART 10

SERIES: BUHARISM AND THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW

“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future.”
–Sir Ahmadu Bello, Leader of the NPC and Premier of Northern Nigeria, (Parrot Newspaper, 12th Oct. 1960; republished on November 13, 2002, by the Tribune Newspaper, Ibadan.)

Monday, 26 October 2015 12:00

THE STATE OF THE NATION

Written by

SOS: The ship of State is heading the wrong direction due to a very faulty satellite navigation

Series: Buharism and the Fierce Urgency of Now

ECHOES OF THE GREAT AWAKENING

THE NIGERIAN RENAISSANCE, NATIONALISM, RISE OF THE INTELLIGENTSIA AND THE IMPENDING REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA

There is a revolution coming.

It will not be like revolutions of the past.

It will originate with the individual and

with culture, and it will change

the political structure

only as its final act.

It will not require violence to succeed,

And it cannot be successfully

resisted by violence.

- Charles A. Reich

 

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