Tomorrow, Monday, is 31st and it ends the Fifth Month of the Year 2021. It comes with another appointment date for all of us, at Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, from 0930 hours when Adu & The Guru come on air live, with comprehensive scintillating and rudimentary dissertation of topical issues. And like always, there shall be much for consumption tomorrow, from that hour till 1100 hours when the icing of the cake shall be applied through the revelation of the ever lively Knowledge Dropbox.
Tomorrow shall be strictly discussions between The Guru and his numerous listening audiences, throughout the globe. There shall not be any dull moment for tomorrow, nor interruption. Listeners are assured of having their full day.
Without wasting time; Ladies and Gentlemen, let us take a peep into some teasers that might be making tomorrow a more tantalizing challenge. Come with me, please.
INEC: Attacks on Facilities Threaten Democracy, Elections.
Attack on election organisers and election materials are not new in Nigeria. They are as old as our memory could carry. However, such attacks have always been attributed to Hoodlums; and hoodlums are nothing but Thugs or Hooligans. One thing for sure is that all of them – hoodlums, thugs, hooligans, derive their inspiration and sponsorship from only one source – albeit from the coven of “Political Radiators, Gladiators or Predators”.
Whenever political rascality with nefarious negative results is put on show, there is a sponsorship or those one might want to refer to as end-receiver of deadly-profits, behind it. And bringing perpetrators of this type of crimes to book is the simplest assignment of investigation. It is so, because both “the mistake of the crime” and “element of the criminal” are always visible to the “naked eyes”.
There is really no need of me bordering you with the technicality or methodology of investigating crimes like these.
Back to tomorrow’s discussion of attacks on Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] facilities nationwide, there is danger looming, and we don’t need the technic of any crystal ball gazing to understand what it portrays for the future of this country. For example, Anambra State Governorship Election is coming within months from now. Ditto other States. Also running toward us with alacrity is Nigerian General Election, which is just around the corner – 2023.
And without INEC, and all its electioneering facilities – things like Boxes, Card Readers, Electronic Chips and many other materials, there can never be election. It is for this reason that Nigerians should be thoroughly worried on recent attack and wanton destruction of INEC facilities across the country.
The timing of these attacks is suspiciously worrisome, as much as the methodology is heart wrecking. More so, when it is coming at a time that Police and Prison facilities are systematically being phased out through inferno. Danger; yes, big danger, is looming? Can you join The Guru in discussing this tomorrow?
Then look at this: We have been borrowing from recovered loot – Finance Minister reveals.
Finally, the Nigerian Minister of Finance and National Planning; Zainab Ahmed, lets the cat out of the bag a few days ago by revealing that the government has been borrowing monies from recovered loots to fund the budget, for sometimes now – maybe for some years. As if that revelation is not bad enough, the minister also admitted that “the government has not been able to repay back the loans taken so far”.
She revealed this while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee investigating Recovered Loots on Thursday. The minister appeared alongside the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
The tales by the Madam on the Floor of the House on Thursday last week were so appalling that our own “not-too-good” Representatives were dumbfounded to a large extent. It was the actual story of a gory country; where anything and everything goes. Join The Guru tomorrow in digging deep into a narration of absurdity, which Nigeria now represents.
What about the lamentations of the parents of those students abducted from Greenfield University in Kaduna State? We sold properties to raise N180m ransom, bought motorbikes for our children’s kidnappers – Parents of recently freed Kaduna students.
They paid total sum of N180m and bought motorbikes to the abductors of their children in Nigeria? Yes, you heard them well. This is part of what we shall jointly be analyzing tomorrow, by the grace of God. And there are more than these coming under our discussion tomorrow.
Please, stay glued to this wonderful golden Radio Station – 91.3 FM, at all times because what we give out here cannot be heard elsewhere.
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Godwin Etakibuebu [The Guru]