Lawrence Agha's Blog (12)

OJUKWU: AS THE TEARS DRY UP, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Since the death of the Ikemba Nnewi Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu in a London hospital, tributes and words of praise has been poured on the former Biafran leader that it will be hard for anyone to make any comment without repeating what somebody else has said about him. Ojukwu's death brought all Nigerians to agree on one thing, Ikemba Nnewi was the man who saw tomorrow. The climax was attained when those who fought against him some 45 years ago recognised the fact that the Ikemba Nnewi did…

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Added by Lawrence Agha on March 3, 2012 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

THE CENTRAL BANK OF SANUSI.

It was reported in some Nigerian newspapers that the CBN Governor Mr Lamido Sanusi has made a donation of 100 million Naira to the Kano State government in solidarity with the victims of the Boko Haram menace. If that piece of news is anything to go by, some clarifications need to be made now and it has to be as a matter of strict urgency. Some questions need to be answered, firstly, did Mr Sanusi make such a donation from his personal purse? If the answer is in the affirmative then the…

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Added by Lawrence Agha on February 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

WHO'LL GIVE A SHELTER TO CANDLE IN THE WIND?

As you read this, Nigerians have resigned themselves to fate as regards the removal of subsidy on petroleum products and will henceforth buy their fuel at a higher price. One thing is however absolute, the sacrifice by Nigerians must not be in vain. Someone or some people must put their reputation on the line so that the efforts by Nigerians will not be the same old story as its been since the dawn of time. Who will stick out his or her neck to shelter the light the Nigerian people have…

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Added by Lawrence Agha on January 22, 2012 at 1:11am — No Comments

BETWEEN MRS ALISON-MADUEKE AND MRS OKONJO-IWEALA: THE BATTLE JUST BEGAN.

Reading through a popular Nigerian Newspaper's investigation, there are strong indications that Mrs Alison-Madueke the Petroleum Minister was behind the decision that the removal of the subsidy on petroleum products be effective 1st January 2012. If this newspaper report is anything to go by, i find it pertinent to make what the French call a 'méa-culpa' here on this blog. Firstly, below is my comment to one of the news report in the Vanguard Newspaper on the second day of the protest…

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Added by Lawrence Agha on January 14, 2012 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

MR BANKOLE AND OTHERS.....

Since the arrest of the former speaker of the house of representatives Mr Dimeji Bankole and his deputy Mr Nafada for corrupt practises involving billions of Naira, i've been asking myself some simple questions such as, if Mr Bankole won his re-election into the house,would he be standing trial today? The answer is a big NO! This scam would have been swept under the carpet and it will be business as usual while fellow Nigerians will continue to live in poverty in the middle of plenty. The…

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Added by Lawrence Agha on June 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

DSK - WHAT A FALL!!!

When i woke up early sunday morning on the 15th of May 2011, i switched on my Television set to have a glimpse of the latest news. I saw on the screen of the BFM TV, a non-stop information channel the caption 'DSK ARRESTED IN NEW YORK' at first i said to myself is this a gag or what?, then i quickly changed the channel to the iTele, another information television, then i saw the same news DSK arrested. At this point i turnned off the TV to have a bath, because somehow i had the impression…

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Added by Lawrence Agha on May 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

CASH TRANSACTIONS - ABSURDITY AT ITS CLIMAX!

The recent decision by the Nigerian central bank to limit cash deposits and withdrawal for individuals (150.000) and corporate bodies (1,000,000) is a stupid idea that will never work. There is no where in the world were laws are made to compel people on how to handle the money they earned while doing their legitimate business. There are laws against money laundering, simply apply the law and stop making unintelligent decision that adds sorrows to a people who toil day and night to keep their… Continue

Added by Lawrence Agha on April 29, 2011 at 9:36pm — No Comments

PRESIDENT JONATHAN TAKING CHARGE!

The newly elected Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in condemning the recent post electoral upheavals in some Northern States is obliged to send a strong message to those who are using the unenlightened youths in their states to commit atrocities. It beats every rational mind that some politicians in their crave to get to official position can resort to killing or encouraging others to kill. Communities that have been living side by side in peace over the years wakes up one morning and…

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Added by Lawrence Agha on April 21, 2011 at 9:33pm — No Comments

MAKING THE HEADLINES ON THE DARK SIDE!

Nigeria just had an election which many observers including non Nigerians considered faire and acceptable. While the world leaders are sending messages of hope and expectation to the newly elected President, some bad elements within Nigeria are once again at the game at which they excel, that is fanning the embers of disunity and causing destruction of lives and properties. At a period when every Nigerian should hold hands together to reap the dividends of our new found democracy and pray for… Continue

Added by Lawrence Agha on April 20, 2011 at 8:10pm — No Comments

A NEW DAWN!

Based on reports making waves, it seems President Goodluck Jonathan is going to get the mandate of majority of Nigerians to steer the ship of the Nation for the next 4years. One outstanding lesson from these elections so far is the way Nigerians displayed political maturity by voting for the candidates of their choice rather than voting along party line. I have no doubt that President Jonathan realises the degree of expectations placed on him by Nigerians. The task of rebuilding Nigeria is a…

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Added by Lawrence Agha on April 18, 2011 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

LONG QUEUES OF HOPE!

Reading through the Nigerian newsmedia, one can see long queues of Nigerians standing in the scorching sun to perform their civic responsibility of voting in an election. Without doubt many are voting for the first time in their life,while others believe that their vote won't really make any difference. Last saturday's election can be described as an acceptable election because there was some minor hitches here and there, we hope today's election will be an improvement from the previous one.… Continue

Added by Lawrence Agha on April 16, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

INEC AND RELEASE OF RESULTS

The election into the Nigerian National Assembly is being held today but not in every part of the country,the big question is how the INEC is going to release the results while voting did not take part in some parts of the country.

Added by Lawrence Agha on April 9, 2011 at 6:12pm — No Comments

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