There was no preview broadcast, last week Sunday, April 11, 2021, of topical issues chosen for discussion on Monday, April 12, 2021. It would be the second time of such “calamity”; if it can be so called, since we commenced this historically beneficial journey at Lagos Talks 91.3 FM – a journey that started on Monday, October 1, 2018.
The first failure was on Sunday, February 23, 2020, which was due to the crash of my iPhone, and which took place in my village. Don’t hold my brothers and sisters in the village responsible for what happened, please. The phone just crashed, choosing a very wrong place and time to do so. That was the first time. What about last Sunday?
The phone was ready, functioning to full capacity. The pen; the working tool of every journalist, was more than ready to be deployed. The ink did not just flow – we can put it that the ink dried up. What does that mean? The ink that did not flow wasn’t the ink purchased from the stationary stores, because I cannot remember the last time l went that way – the way of purchasing ink and transferring same into my pen.
It means that the ink that dried up was a different type of ink. Ladies and Gentlemen, the ink that dried up that day – Sunday, April 11, 2021, was the ink of my brain.
Wow! Can you imagine that? That the ink of my brain dried up – just like that?
There were over a thousand and one reasons for such to happen to a man – and woman too. And my case couldn’t have been different. But this l can surely tell you; those one thousand reasons of that day’s failure have to do with Nigeria’s problems. There is now very solid evidence that those Nigerians that are genuinely concerned about the rudderless ship of the Nigerian State Nation – and devoting times in assessing where solutions could come from, are sometimes mentally disturbed.
Evidence of such disturbances sometimes comes in form of “a derailed brain” or “a brain going on unscheduled journey”. Could that be what happened to me last week? Only time can tell.
Let us move to previewing those topical issues coming under the hammer of The Guru tomorrow at Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, by 0930 hours, live. Of course, there are always too many topical issues that the Nigerian marooned system; a waxed system that most times defy logic of sanity, throws up for discussion. This past week did not come and go without leaving enough of controversial issues. We shall however pick a few of these for discussion tomorrow, by the grace of God.
Two issues were however outstanding, and they remain verily outstanding into the incoming days and months. First amongst them is issue of Chibok, a Community in Borno State where the first-ever massive adoption [or shall we call it kidnapping?] of school girls ever took place in Nigeria – I think, with the backing of research, it is even in West Africa.
The Chibok disaster happened on April 14, 2014; exactly 7 years ago last week Wednesday. Seven years on, what are the lessons of Boko Haram’s onslaught against “Western Education” and the Chibok Community? How much has the Federal Government done for the Community in terms of rebuilding confidence for that environment? What is the social life of that Community looking like now? We shall be discussing this tomorrow, by God’s grace.
The second most trending issue of last week is the revelation about how much of voodoo economics the Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, runs in Nigeria – courtesy of Godwin Obaseki; the Executive Governor of Edo State. It was the Governor that alerted Nigerians last week that the Federal Government uneconomically printed about N60 billion which was shared amongst the three tier system of governments.
Immediately this horrifying news came out, the Federal Government played characteristically to its expectation, albeit game of deceit and fraudulent manipulation of the Nigerian people. Hell was let loose on Godwin Obaseki by the Federal Minister of Finance, saying that the Governor was lying and playing bad politics on the revelation. All machinery of Federal Government were dangerously brought against the Governor, until the Central Bank Governor; another Godwin, but this time Godwin Emefiele, came out to admit the truth that in fact, the CBN has been long in the game of just printing money and lending same to the Federal Government – what represents a voodoo economics. We shall discuss this tomorrow also.
Then let us add a few others to this rich menu of tomorrow.
“Reps, COAS in faceoff over arms deal”, was the report published by the Daily Post of April 13, 2021. The atmosphere last week Monday, at the National Assembly, was nothing but a drama of what our own Fela Anikulapo Kuti called “Roforofo fight”. At the end of the day those Committee members of the House of Representative met what some called “their waterloo”.
What are the issues at stake that would have dented the relationship between the Chief of Army Staff and the National Assembly? It is your entitlement to know, and you have to wait till tomorrow, but not without hearing this first, and here now.
“An explanation is as good as an apology. Even a blind man knows that there are internal security challenges in the country. The same way you work for the people that are the same way I work for the people. I have a command under me and they are also Nigerians”. That was the Chief of Army Staff talking to the members of the House Committee.
Let us add one more out of the many topical issues we have on our menu for tomorrow’s discussion, before drawing the curtain for today.
Why Northern PDP Governors worked against President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 – Ex-gov Aliyu. The Punch newspaper reported the matter most detailed. The unfortunate aspect of this story is that Babangida Aliyu; the former Governor of Niger State, who made this revelation, is not a man you can always bank on his words.
The man prefers being economical with truths too many times. It is for that reason that one has to consult his/her wristwatch for confirmation of exact time, if it is Babangida Aliyu that is saying good morning. Let us leave this subject till tomorrow morning ipso facto, please.
In The Guru’s characteristic of bringing seasoned professionals to the studio always to dissert topical issues, I have invited, and he has accepted my invitation, Frederick Okechukwu Nzeako; a Development Economist, an erudite Lawyer and an assured Public Affairs Analyst, to the Studio, for the purpose of discussing the Edo State Governor’s revelation on how the Buhari Federal Government runs the Nigeria economy. But he would not be able to make it tomorrow – he shall however; and surely too, make it next week Monday, April 26, 2021, by the grace of God.
Another very big fish we should be expecting in the studio of Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, by the grace of God, come Monday, May 24, 2021, is the Executive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – Abdulrasheed Bawa. He has accepted and given his words that he would be with The Guru that day.
There are too many other highly profiled personalities that shall be having time with us at the Studio of Lagos Talks 91.3 FM; courtesy of your one and only master of the game – The Guru. Only just this last Monday, April 12, 2021, the most respected beautiful and brilliant Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority; Hadiza Bala Usman, was live with The Guru in the studio, and her narrations shall still be vibrating within the Nigerian airwaves and beyond for a long time to come.
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