Sunday, August 19, 2018

Impending Operation Python Dance III: Another License To Murder Biafrans – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the proposed season three of Operation Python Dance which the Nigerian army is set to embark on in the South East in the coming weeks.

The group in a statement signed by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, and sent to ORIENTAL TIMES condemned the exercise and once again accused Chief Nnia Nwodo, President of apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Southeast governors of been actively involved in the exercise which according to the pro-Biafra group is aimed at decimating Biafrans.

The full statement reads;

“Following a recent statement by the Fulani Islamic dominated Nigerian Army led by Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai regarding the impending commencement of another murderous season of Operation Python Dance across Biafraland, we the family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s leadership worldwide wish to alert the public that Nnia Nwodo led Ohanaeze Ndigbo/South East governors sponsored Islamic massacre of innocent Biafrans is once again in the pipeline. Let no one be deceived as to the real motives of the so-called Igbo leaders and Abuja based politicians, behind this latest round of impending slaughter of Biafrans.

“The bitter truth is that South-East governors, Lagos-Abuja based Igbo politicians who are dependent on the political patronage of their Fulani godfathers, with the active connivance of Ohaneze Ndigbo, are the people behind every Operation Python Dance that ever took place. These Igbo politicians see the periodic military massacre of their own people as a necessary sacrifice that must be made to ease their Fulani masters and ensure their political survival, electoral victory and relevance because they know in Nigeria true power belongs to the Fulani caliphate.

“To Nnia Nwodo’s Ohaneze Ndigbo and South East governors, especially Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu and Willie Obiano, the best way an Igbo politician can demonstrate his one Nigeria credentials is to actively participate or facilitate the wholesale slaughter of his own people. Should Buratai’s Islamic soldiers march on the streets of Biafraland anytime in 2018 and beyond, Biafrans must hold Gov. Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano and Nnia Nwodo led Ohaneze Ndigbo responsible.

“More unarmed, peaceful IPOB family members has been killed in the past year than all Boko Haram terrorists and genocidal Fulani herdsmen put together. When Fulani herdsmen attacked and killed unarmed villagers in Nimbo Enugu State, no Igbo governor or Ohaneze Ndigbo asked for Operation Python Dance to defend the people. In fact they became dumb. It is common knowledge that Aso Rock refused to take the calls of Gov. Ugwuanyi. Commander of 82 Division Enugu and various leaders of state security agencies that litter couldn’t be reached until the Fulani killers left.

“When it comes to the killing of peaceful IPOB family members, phone calls from Igbo governors and Nnia Nwodo are promptly answered and soldiers deployed immediately. Isn’t it ironic that Igbo governors, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Fulani officers and soldiers that make up the bulk of the Nigerian Army, have chosen to ignore the murderous tendencies of Islamic extremism perpetrated by their own kith and kin in Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen but have instead turned their rage and guns on unarmed IPOB fighting for their God given right to self determination?

“To make matters worse, the newly announced Operation Python Dance for the ember months of 2018 is coming on the heels of the discovery of yet more dead bodies of victims of Operation Python Dance from last year, in mass graves in Ukwa Ngwa Abia State in the past week. Ohaneze Ndigbo and Igbo governors will not even allow IPOB to finish burying those their Fulani masters killed last year before inviting them to come and kill us again. They have no regard for even the dead.

“The criminal and conspiratorial silence of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, Igbo governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo in the face of the discovery of mass graves in Abia State is damning proof that these men we regard as political and traditional leaders in Igboland especially are nothing more than lilly-livered traitors, quislings and cowards, only interest in serving the will of their Fulani masters.

“The number of IPOB family members killed extra judicially as a result of Operation Python Dance and associated military operations in the South East/South South by northern Islamic dominated Nigerian Army, run into hundreds, with many still missing and unaccounted for till date. Igbo governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo is silent on these atrocities because they are part of it as confirmed by IPOB intelligence that intercepted Gov. Wille Obiano’s conversation with a top northern military commander in Onitsha Barracks.

“Therefore, we wish to alert the public that the same Igbo men involved in the planning and execution of Operation Python Dance across Biafraland last year are at it again this year. South East governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo should be held responsible should Buratai decide to march his Fulani Islamic soldiers into our land on another killing expedition designed to reduce the population of the South East.

“We wish to place it on record that Ohaneze Ndigbo led by Nnia Nwodo, current crop of South East governors and Igbo political contractors in Abuja and Lagos, will never be forgiven for their crimes and atrocities against our people. For the sake of electoral victory, money, contracts and political appointments, they have helped in the further enslavement of a long suffering people. They are fighting against IPOB because they don’t want the people to be set free.

“Biafraland has become a colonial outpost of the Fulani caliphate thanks to these men. Those of them that planned Operation Python Dance last year and seeking to do same this year because of their hatred for Biafra; the Lagos/Abuja errand boys that sold their soul to the Devil in return for political office, must know that judgment is fast approaching. They and their families will be held accountable at the appointed time. There will be no mercy. Let them not say they were not warned.”

Yinka Ayefele’s FM Continues Broadcasting Despite Demolition

Yinka Ayefele’s radio station, Fresh FM, has continued to broadcast after the demolition visited on the building housing it earlier on Sunday.

A notification via the Facebook wall of the radio station had advised listeners to listen via a dedicated URL.
As of Sunday afternoon, a programme was blaring loud and clear.

The Music House housing the radio station and other business concerns was demolished before dawn on Sunday by the Oyo State Government.

The government demolition squad had invaded the Challenge area of Ibadan where the structure was situated at about 4.30am, with many Nigerians criticism Governor Ajimobi and his government. 

#FreshFM: Okada Riders Rally Round Ayefele

Okada riders this morning were as a matter of fact the first set of people to stop by at Ibadan popular radio station (Fresh FM) as the state government ordered its demolition this morning. Many of them stopped their work for the day to show solidarity to Yinka Ayefele as they vowed to resist further demolition.

Speaking to a Ladun Liadi reporter, one said;

‘’This man that owns this station,Yinka Ayefele is a philanthropist, he does not discriminate, he gives to both Christians and Muslims. I am one of his beneficiaries,’’ he said while nodding his head in sobriety. Another also said;

‘’Oyo state government have not done well. Ajimobi has not tried at all. We will resist this demolition, it is a witch hunt’’

2019: APC rejects Okorocha, reveals who’ll choose next Imo governor

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Daniel Nwafor, has said the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, lacks the power to determine the governorship candidate of the party for the 2019 general elections.

The Chairman said this yesterday after presenting the keys to the 27 Sienna vehicles bought for the chairmen of the party in all the local government areas of the state.

He said members of the party would determine the party’s candidate for the governorship election next year.

Nwafor noted that the party recognised the governor as the leader of the party in the state, but that his choice of his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, as his preferred successor would not affect the credibility of the party’s primary.

Nwafor said, “It is normal, personal and democratic for the governor to prefer a particular aspirant as his successor but it will not affect our primary election.

“The governor has only one vote. The party will determine who will be our governorship candidate and the Imo people will determine who will be the next governor of the state.”

Nwafor said the party was “working hard to ensure APC’s victory in all the elections in the state including the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.”

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Player Ratings: Barcelona 3-0 Alaves

Barca players celebrate vs Alaves
FC Barcelona started the 2018/2019 La Liga season with a fantastic 3-0 win over Alaves in an entertaining game at Camp Nou as they look to defend the title. Lionel Messi bagged a brace the first of which was Barca's 6000th goal while Coutinho scored a cracker to kick Barca to a winning start. Here's how the players fared in the game.

MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN - 7.5: Didn't do much as regards to making saves as Alaves weren't allowed a single shot on target but the German goalkeeper impressed whenever the ball was at his feet and had a highlight with a flick dribble despite being under pressure. He got the clean sheet as well.

NELSON SEMEDO - 6.5: Started at right back but was subbed off at halftime. He didn't really have a bad game but his threat in attack was limited. He was great defensively but while going upfront he looked reckless.

GERARD PIQUE - 7.0: Didn't have much to do but he was absolutely great when called upon. Intelligent most of the time, focused and his anticipation was great. Didn't put a foot wrong.

SAMUEL UMTITI - 7.0: Just like his CB partner, he didn't do much defensively. Great passes on occasions.

JORDI ALBA - 7.5: Among Barca's brightest player especially the first half. Had a shot early off target from a Messi pass and missed a chance from a Dembele pass. He did great both defensively and in attack.

SERGI ROBERTO - 7.0: Mixed game as he played two positions. Wasn't very impressive in midfield but did great when moved to right back. Pretty much shows why he's a better right back than midfielder.

IVAN RAKITIC - 8.0: For me one of Barca's best performers but he'll go unnoticed. The midfielder was part of the reason Barca dominated. His passing was always accurate and his movement was weirdly great. It's a good performance.

SERGIO BUSQUETS - 6.5: Took the entire midfield from Alaves and didn't allow them play but he looked a bit rustier than normal and some of his passes weren't nicely weighted.

OUSMANE DEMBELE: 8.0: Lively display from the youngster who looked very dangerous on the left wing. He had a good game except for the parts he made some poor decisions and made some terribly weighted passes.. he looked a bit too eager at times. But he's a talent. Missed a good chance though.

LUIS SUAREZ - 6.0: He's on a terrible form and was Barcelona's worst performer on the night, however, he made some nice passes in the final third and got an assist after laying a sweet pass for Messi's second. Missed some really good chances. Needs to pick up form.

LIONEL MESSI - 9.5: What a display! The king is here. The game was like his personal highlight. Scored the opener and Barcelona's 6000th goal in La Liga from a wicked freekick and got his second with the final kick of the game courtesy of a nice finish. Created many nice chances and got some himself. Great game.


PHILIPPE COUTINHO - 8.0: Came on at halftime for Semedo and provided Barca with more threat. Missed a chance from a Messi pass but got his goal through a vintage finish to make it 2-0 for Barca. Great game.

ARTHUR MELO - 7.0: Came on for Ousmane Dembele with around 15 minutes to play. Was cool on the ball, simple and got the assist for Coutinho goal.

ARTURO VIDAL - N/A: Came on for Busquets for the last five minutes for his Liga debut and had some nice touches. Didn't do much, the game was wrapped up.

Chelsea, Tottenham win as Arsenal suffers second defeat

Marcos Alonso’s goal 10 minutes from time gave Chelsea victory in yesterday’s English Premiership fixture.

Early goals from Pedro and Alvaro Morata gave the team the perfect start to boss Maurizio Sarri’s first home Premier League game.

Arsenal stormed back in the pulsating London derby and were level by half-time courtesy of goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi.

As the Gunners continued to threaten in the second half, Sarri made a double substitution on the hour mark, bringing on Eden Hazard and recent signing, Mateo Kovacic for his debut.

And Hazard set up the winner, breezing past Alexandre Lacazette on the left and crossing low for Alonso to fire home.

Alonso had set up Chelsea’s ninth-minute opener, racing onto Jorginho’s clever pass and squaring the ball for Pedro to score with ease.

Arsenal responded and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was denied by a near-post save from keeper Kepa and then, a minute before Chelsea doubled their lead, squandered a glorious chance to haul Arsenal level.

Matteo Guendouzi opened Chelsea’s defence with a clever pass out to Hector Bellerin, whose right-wing cross perfectly teed up Aubameyang only for the striker to side-foot over.

It proved to be a costly miss for the Gunners, who were undone again when Morata chased Cesar Azpilicueta’s ball forward, got the better of Shkodran Mustafi and slotted past former Chelsea keeper Petr Cech.

England duo Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier were on target against Fulham

Earlier, Harry Kane ended his August goal drought and Kieran Trippier scored a stunning free-kick as Tottenham beat Fulham 3-1, while there were also wins for Leicester, Everton and Bournemouth.

Lucas Moura’s opener just before half-time at Wembley Stadium was cancelled out by Aleksandar Mitrovic, who headed in Fulham’s first goal back in the top-flight to equalise.

But Trippier’s long-range effort, which was reminiscent of his goal for England in the World Cup, and a third from Kane, who had not previously scored a Premier League goal in August in his 14 previous games, secured the win at Wembley.

AFCON Qualifier: Rohr to release Super Eagles list for Seychelles clash this week

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr is expected to release the team list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Seychelles this week.

The German tactician who is scheduled to arrive Nigeria on Monday to begin preparation for the AFCON qualifying match against Seychelles on September 7, would meet with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials including the Technical department to vet the Super Eagles team list.

Nigeria are third on the table with zero points having lost their opening fixture against South Africa 2-0 and would be desperate for three points in their next game.

Some of the regular players such as Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are expected to be in the team.

One player that would be missed is Super Eagles and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses who early last week announced his retirement from the senior National team.

Barcelona 3-0 Alaves: Messi Brace helps Catalans to opening day win

Messi celebrates goal vs Alaves
FC Barcelona kicked off their defence of La Liga at home against Alaves with a magnificent win as a brace from star man Lionel Messi and a goal from Philippe Coutinho ensured the Catalans get a fantastic 3-0 win in a game that looked pretty dominant in favour of Barca.

Coach Ernesto Valverde started a pretty unexpected lineup with Semedo at right back while Sergi Roberto joined Busquets and Rakitic in midfield with new signings Arthur, Malcom, Lenglet and Vidal all starting on the bench.

Barca didn't waste time in making their presence felt and Messi got a chance after two minutes but his shot went wide. Alaves came with a defensive game plan but that didn't stop Barca from getting chances as Ousmane Dembele came close twice but was denied by Pacheco and a wide shot. Messi came the closest in the first half as he struck a freekick into the crossbar. Barca was left frustrated as it was barren at halftime.

Semedo was taken off at halftime for Coutinho and Barca looked more dangerous in the second half. Messi then got the opener through a clever freekick that tricked Pacheco and the Alaves wall as the newly appointed Barca captain fired a low shot into the net. Messi came close two minutes later but his curler from inside the box hit the post again.

Coutinho then made it two on 84 minutes with a trademark shot from the left thanks to an assist from substitute and new signing Arthur Melo. Messi came close on 90 minutes but his shot was saved by Pacheco who had denied Luis Suarez from point-blank range earlier on. Messi then made it 3-0 with what would turn out to be the last kick of the game as he coolly finished from 10 yards after doing great to control a fine pass from Luis Suarez.

The win was a nice one with Barca giving a nice performance despite being a bit Rusty given the fact that the season is just kicking off. 37 games to go.

See How A Female Soldier Brutalize Her Househelp In Lagos

A female Nigerian soldier, Esther Onyinye Ozoekwu, has been accused of maltreating her house help in Ikeja. The news was shared by DPA Admin. The pics are making the rounds online and DPA said they'll follow up the matter.


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Wherever Women Are Gathered, There Will Be Evil There -Lizzy Anjorin

Actress, Liz Anjorin, has insisted that the recent fight among Yoruba actresses is not peculiar to the industry alone.

Anjorin, who recently had an open confrontation with a colleague, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, for condemning actors who are fond of showing off new acquisitions on social media, told Sunday Scoop that it was common for women to fight each other anywhere in the world.

“It is not only in the Yoruba movie industry that women fight one another. If you go to another industry or country, the same thing happens. Wherever women are gathered, there will be evil. Once you see three or five ladies, next thing that comes up is fight and the major cause is always inferiority complex. If you don’t carry them along, they will tag you a bad person. If you carry them along in all you do, they will expose and shame you. As a woman, you have to just settle for one side.”

Exclusive Photos: Ibadan Stands Still! Curses, Tears Flow Freely, As Many Protest Fresh Fm Demolition

It was tears galore this morning as the Oyo State Government stormed The Music House from which Fresh FM belonging to Yinka Ayefele, operated. Government bulldozers stormed The Music House very early this morning as they started pulling down the structure. They however left when fans, lovers and sympathizers of the Radio Station besieged the place.

Many indigenes were seen openly raining curses on the APC-Led Government, as some even tagged them a ‘’Destructive Government’’. Indeed it is a sight no way prays to witness. A day no one prays to come.

It took the help of Frontline politician, Seyi Makinde who contested in the last governorship election under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to calm the people…More photos below…

Tension As Nnia Nwodo Warns IPOB, Over Attacking Ohanaeze

Raphael Ede, Enugu

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has advised the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to stop its antagonism of the Ohanaeze in the overall interest of Ndigbo.

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation said this on Saturday in a statement issued by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, and made available to Daily Sun in Enugu State.

In the statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Emeka Attamah, Nwodo decried the incessant attacks on Ohanaeze Ndigbo by IPOB at any slightest opportunity.

Nwodo regretted that even after he had condescended and repeatedly made clarifications on its stand on IPOB and efforts he has been making to seek redress for the organisation, the IPOB was still hell bent on blindly accusing Ohanaeze of complicity in its woes.

He cited the example of IPOB deriding Ohanaeze for its silence over the proposed Operation PYTHON DANCE 3 by the military on the same page of a newspaper the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Uche Achi-Okpaga, was condemning the exercise and calling on the military to cancel it as it was not conducive to hold it in Igboland now.

The release said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo had resisted the temptation to join issues with IPOB to avoid further exacerbation of the situation that might jeopardise the interest of the Igbo and make them a laughing stock to the rest of the country.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, while thanking elder statesman, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, for his untiring efforts to broker a peace between it and IPOB, wondered at the silence of reputable Igbo sons and daughters in the face of the the attacks and obvious provocation of the umbrella body by IPOB and asked them to call it to  order.

On the proposed exercise, the Ohanaeze further called on the military to put it on hold as coming so soon on the heels of a similar exercise in which Igbo sons lost their lives, could stir up unsavoury moments.

They Should Have Wiped Out The Igbos During Biafra War – Babcock University Staff Spits Fire! (Photos)

A Babcock University staff identified as Alaba Ajibola, is currently trending on social media after his rant against the Igbos of South-East Nigeria.

The Babcock University staff in a Facebook comment, stated that the Igbos should have been wiped out during the Biafran war.

According to him, ‘If this happened, Nigeria would have ‘gone far off’ as the tribe is the most hated tribe in the world’

Fayose: Nigeria is the Only Country that hires crowd paid by the Govt to welcome a President who Traveled to enjoy himself.

Reacting to the 'Sango' and traditional dancers who welcomed President Buhari back to Nigeria after his 10-days working holiday to London, the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has described it as a waste of public funds.

In his words, 'It is only in Nigeria that govt will pay dancers to welcome a President who left his country for fifteen days to enjoy himself abroad at the expense of public fund. Yar 'Adua didn't travel abroad for holidays, he went to Obudu in Cross Rivers. How did we get here?'.

Nigerian Rapper CDQ Shows Off His New Ford Mustang Sallah Gift For Himself

Nigerian indigenous rapper, CDQ yesterday took to his Instagram page to share these new photos of him striking a pose with his newly acquired Ford Mustang car he got himself as a Sallah gift.

While sharing the pHotos on his Instagram page. CDG wrote;

''Bought myself a new gift for Sallah ? Thank You God for always coming tru ? #Mustang #FastCar#Woss''

World Football Star Lionel Messi's Brother Sentenced To Prison For Illegal Gun Possession

World football star and Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi's elder brother, Matias, has been reportedly sentenced for possessing an illegal firearm.

According to report, the 35-year-old received a two-and-a-half year prison sentence on Thursday, 16yh of August 2018, but instead of doing a time in prison, he will be undertaking a community service instead.

It was also gathered that investigating prosecutors met before they reached an agreement of Matias not to go to prison any longer. It was also learnt that the firearm was found late in 2017, inside a blood-stained boat which Matias crashed in the Parana River. Matias’ lawyer was also said to have argued that his client crashed the boat into a sandbank and denied that he owned the gun.

Matias who has has been linked with known criminals in the past, was held for 16 hours in a prison cell in 2015 after officers found an unlicensed 22-calibre gun in his car. He was also arrested In 2008 for allegedly having a loaded gun in his belt.

Police Headquarters To Conduct Psychiatric Test On SARS

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of operation, Joshak Habila, has met with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad commanders at the force headquarters.

He used the opportunity to brief them about the planned overhaul and renaming of the squad to Federal SARS.

Habila, who heads the overhaul committee set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, during the meeting in Abuja on Saturday, informed the commanders about the new working operational guidelines and emphasised that all FSARS officers must strictly comply with them.

He added that IGP X-Squad personnel had commenced enforcement of all the new directives.

The Head of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, Abayomi Shogunle, stated this in a series of tweets, adding that the Force would carry out psychiatric tests on all FSARS personnel.

He also stated that the FSARS Committee would commence immediate visit to decongest SARS cells nationwide.

He said, “The Overhaul FSARS Committee will commence immediate visit to decongest SARS cells nationwide. FSARS will only handle armed robbery and kidnap cases.

“Only competent officers will remain as commanders in new FSARS. Those not measuring up to the acceptable standard will be redeployed and new courageous officers will be posted as replacements. Many of the personnel inherited will be posted out of FSARS.”

Buhari’s Kinsmen Pressurising Him To Reinstate Sacked Daura — Junaid Mohammed

A federal lawmaker in the Second Republic, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, tells The Punch's John Alechenu that the handling of the current crisis in the National Assembly will determine the fate of the country’s democracy.

What do you make of the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services?
From what we have heard so far, the Director-General of the State Security Services who was at the centre of it all hasn’t confirmed his loyalty either to the President, Acting President, or for that matter, to the Senate and other institutions of governance in this country. There are suggestions out there that he is acting in cahoots with Bukola Saraki. Well in Nigeria, nothing could be too surprising because there are quite a number of double agents in virtually every branch of government, in every ministry and every department and these are people who are for sale or have their own ambitions to service and they don’t care about the national interest.

One has to be very careful about evaluating what actually happened, what was supposed to happen and what didn’t happen. While there was noise about locking down the Senate, there were people within and they were senators. Is it being suggested that these people went in and said lock us in? The question is, if there was an intention to lock everybody out, how come some people found their ways in and sat there? The story making the rounds is that some people decided they would come early in order to be part of the agenda of what they were going to do that morning.

Whatever the theory being peddled about the incident what does it portend for our democracy? 
What happened was very unfortunate and whichever side you want to blame or give credit to, it has really reduced our country, our democracy to that of a banana republic and the fact that since the event happened, there has been no statement-except the one which came from the office of the Acting President, denying any involvement in what happened. Now, this Lawan Daura has been arrested and all the noise about searches being conducted in his house or houses either in Abuja or other places. What happened or did not happen to him is a story for another day.

As far as I am concerned, the event itself has been a great disservice to this country and as I said, it has reduced us to the place of a banana republic which is very, very unfortunate. This democracy has cost us so much in terms of money, in terms of labour, in terms of political argumentation for it to be seen to be threatened this way by a gangster and a few of his service men holding huge Israeli guns, it is really unfortunate and it speaks volumes about the kind of government we are running and the kind of leadership we have. Since the event happened and the dismissal and arrest of Lawan Daura there has been no statement from Buhari himself, only guess work. There is also the spin that what (Yemi) Osinbajo did; he did it with the knowledge and blessings of Buhari.

There is an ethnic attempt by those who are related to Buhari, who are from Daura, who must be related to Lawan Daura, who now want to travel to the United Kingdom to ask Buhari to reverse himself and virtually bring back Lawan Daura and then sack the National Security Adviser who was supposed to be Lawan Daura’s boss but who he never respected and who he was not even in speaking terms with.

You can see that the whole thing now is becoming a typical Nigerian football game where everybody kicks it the way he likes. It is very unfortunate and it is more or less heading towards a climax of the kind of Presidency we chose for ourselves in 2015 and the kind of situation Nigeria now finds itself. It speaks volumes about the incompetence and the irresponsibility of this Presidency, the ruling party and the main opposition party and all seems to be a bloody mess. If you recall, like I told you before the elections and thereafter, that there is no difference between the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, which are in fact two sides of the same coin.

This is now becoming absolutely clear. This kind of two-party system and close to one hundred others calling themselves political parties being registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, will not serve our democracy well. We, as Nigerians, will have to start thinking about a way out. I have had occasions to talk to people in the media to say look, since this Saraki fellow sneaked into the Senate under the cover of darkness to cut a deal with the PDP, the Senate has known no peace. When you undermine the Senate, you essentially undermine the two chambers of the National Assembly. Why is it that every time anything concerns Bukola Saraki it becomes a crisis, why?

Do you think the leadership style the new National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has employed will bring about the cohesion the party is seeking to get before going into the 2019 elections? 
No. To the contrary, it will add to the existing confusion and acts of gangsterism and the use of uncouth language synonymous with the lifestyle of gangsters, he is bringing it into our political scene. What we had before he became national chairman of the party was already too much. Bringing Oshiomhole and making him chairman of the party, add that to the blunders of President Muhammadu Buhari and his presidency; simply means Nigeria and the political system should be ready to pay a high price. Nobody in his right senses will look at this fellow (Oshiomhole) and think he can be a political party leader who can maintain some harmony, some level-headed approach to sorting out problems. He has now become more or less the glorified National Publicity Secretary of the APC.

In Nigeria, if you are the publicity secretary of a party, your job is to go and abuse everybody other than your own party and that is what he has been doing. Nobody for example, now knows that the APC has a publicity secretary other than him. He has been abusing other parties and their leaders and the others return the favour by abusing him, the government, the President and everything thereafter.

I don’t believe Adams Oshiomhole has the qualities of a political party leader and that in addition to so many other blunders and display of bad faith by Buhari himself has further complicated matters. I would have thought that if you are a president of a country, you have a vested interest in the maintenance of peace and measure of civility in the political system. But this President seems to be the kind of person that encourages corrupt, abusive rogues and scoundrels to be the major players in the political system. This does the country no good; it doesn’t do the ruling party any good. Oshiomhole is now in the middle of this crisis. In fact, he is making his own reputation by the way he is behaving. I can assure you, he has a more hard-line posture than those people in the Senate that have a vested interest in their political careers than him because he is a spent force. Here in Nigeria if you mess up in a job, you get promoted to a higher job that is typical of the Buhari administration.

The legislators have also had a cause to complain about the President’s slow response to national issues requiring urgency. Do you share their concerns? 
It takes a while to build a reputation. If somebody handles certain sensitive and strategic assignments badly, insensitively, corruptly and without due international interest, it will be expecting too much to think the same person under similar circumstances will come up with something better. Essentially, from 2015 to date, Buhari has been governing the country the only way he knows and you and I will agree that his best is not good enough for Nigeria. In a democracy, you don’t blame people for their electoral choices.

You must have seen it in the news media that people are blaming President Donald Trump for every crisis the global economy is going through. It is the same problem we have since we chose Buhari as president without taking a look at his capacity and allowing his relatives and friends deliberately choosing to hide the truth about his health status physically and mentally from the rest of Nigeria, this is what we are reaping. To make matters worse, he is now determined to return for a second term to repeat the same thing. It took him six months to appoint a ministerial team what do we have? He promised to change his cabinet over one year ago, what has happened? This is the worse cabinet ever assembled in Nigeria since 1914.