Tomorrow, January 25, 2021, is another Monday. And it comes as another expected date with The Guru on air, at Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, for the usual scientific, scintillating and critical review of topical issues. The Guru goes on air from 0930 to 1100 hours for this crucial assignment. Of course, you are more than prepared to join the conversation – or won’t you?
Tomorrow review comes heavily for the only fact that the metaphor of the Nigerian political and economical dynamics are deferring any “normal” interpretations. Human logic is lost, these days, if the Nigerian narration is to be packaged. Some of those issues we are decoding tomorrow shall bear testimony to this submission.
It might have been for this reason that General Ibrahim Babangida; as a military president, once exclaimed loudly, saying “l don’t know why the Nigeria economy has not collapsed, because this is one economy in the world that defer all economic solutions”.
It was only economic problem of Nigeria that the man who named himself as “evil genius” mentioned and laid emphasis upon.
He deliberately – and most probably so, did not want to mention Nigeria’s political problems, because if the truth must be told, it is most not possible to divorce the economic problems of any country from its political problems – they are always interwoven. In that pronouncement, the Maradona of Nigeria’s historical trajectory; Ibrahim Babangida, for all purposes and intents was being economical with facts and truths when he made that statement.
If things were bad for Nigerians in the days of Ibrahim Babangida – economically and politically, that era can better be compared to Nigerians’ tenure in heaven.
Today, as things stand, Nigerians have moved retrogressively, from Heaven; bypassing Purgatory speedily, into Hell. The current governmental administration in Nigeria has seemingly given all Nigerians a permanent residency of Hell – albeit free of charge. It is most unfortunate conclusion but that remains the bitter reality of our times.
Let us move to evaluate some of the teasers for tomorrow’s discussion please.
“Nigerians pay high taxes, provide water, electricity, others for themselves”, says Akinwumi Adeshina. Akinwumi Adeshina is our own “son”, using the Nigerian slogan of self expression and he is the President of the African Development Bank (AFDB).
The explicit question we must sincerely ask ourselves, as we interrogate our “own son’s” frank exposition about Nigerians disastrous lifestyle, will be: Is there any reason for Adeshina to exaggerate or tell lies about our conditions? If l am permitted, l can answer this question positively on behalf of all Nigerians, and my answer would be out of personal experience, ditto many other Nigerians. I have my own borehole, a big Generating Plant, Security arrangement and many other things to bring a relatively considerable comfort to my life. Isn’t that what it is for most Nigerians?
NSCDC: Presidency stops DCG Madu, asks CG Gana to remain in office despite tenure expiration, reports the Daily Post. Of course, we have long come to the sad conclusion that “what is good for the goose” in Nigeria “is no more good for the gander”.
The current Comptroller General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps; Abdullahi Gana’s tenure, that expired last year, was elongated till January this year, by the presidency – courtesy of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Last week, the “Oga”, who was reported, through the grapevine, as telling somebody in November 2020, that “l am not going anywhere”, handed over the Organisation to the most senior Deputy Comptroller General – DCG Hillary Kelechi Madu, by the instruction of the ministry of Interior. But before commencement of joy “for the promotion” in the lady’s circle of friends, the presidency, again, through the same ministry of Interior, withdrew what it early gave, asking the almighty Gana to continue “until further notice”. Who will say that some animals are not more equal than others in this Nigeria Animal Farm – with apology to George Orwell; the rightful author of Animal Farm (and 1984) books.
Time will fail me to go into other teasers here now, because there are two many issues we are reviewing tomorrow. But there is no way l can draw the curtain without mentioning this very critical one, and this is it:
Amidst recession, Buhari to spend highest amount on Presidential Villa since assuming office, so reported the Premium Times.
Don’t doubt and never must you say that “cannot be”, all because Muhammadu Buhari; the Nigerian anti-corruption Czar, is in town. President Buhari will spend N17.3 billion this year to run the State House, Nigeria’s seat of Power- details of the assented budget have shone.
Just take cursory look.
The President’s office will spend N1.1 billion for the “construction of (the) presidential wing at the State House Medical Centre” that Buhari seldom uses.
The N17.3 billion is the highest amount budgeted for running of the nation’s headquarters since President Buhari assumed office in 2015, comparison of the approved budget figures in those years show.
Last year, Nigeria’s administrative Centre had N14.6 billion for its running. This was an increase from the N13.7 billion in 2019, N15.5 billion was allocated in 2018; in 2017, N13.6 billion was allocated; and N16.6 in 2016.
But listen to the Killer Punch: In addition, the office of the President is poised to also purchase two photocopying machines and their accessories for N13.6 million – 2 photocopying machines at that rate, and last year, N8.3 million was approved for the same number of photocopiers and their consumables.
I rest my case – May God help Nigeria!
Larry King; the world’s doyen of talk show died in America and in Nigeria, a real Super Cop; the one l nicknamed the Bulldozer, Mohammed Jemita Gambo died – l must pay homage to both.
Hadiza Bala Usman; the incumbent Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority has just been reappointed for a second tenure though the present tenure has lifespan of 6 months to go. That beautiful and brilliant Lady of substance has everything it takes to skip the queue – l must congratulate her ipso facto.
The newly introduced Periscope; which shall be coming out second time tomorrow, the glorious Historical Perspective and your golden Knowledge Dropbox, are coming your way tomorrow, as usual.
You shall always access more valuable information than you read here, or elsewhere, in my website: www.godwintheguru.com – when last did you visit it?
Godwin Etakibuebu (The Guru).