By Kingsley Omonobi, Tordue Salem & Laide Akinboade
ABUJA —INDICATIONS emerged, yesterday, that former Attorney General and Minister of Justice and current Special Duties Minister, Michael Aondoakaa, has apologized to Information and Communications Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili over a statement he allegedly made that “Akunyili …. go confront herself with what happened in NAFDAC.” Following the alleged statement, the Information minister had issued Aondoakaa a seven-day ultimatum to clarify the statement or be dragged to court.

However, Aondoakaa, who was redeployed from Justice ministry, Wednesday, was quoted, in a letter dated 9 February, 2010, as refering to Akunyili as ‘My Dear Sister’, and noting that he was only praising the performance of the Information minister during her time at the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, where she served as Director General.

Aondoakaa said in the letter: “While much of quoted words can be rightly ascribed to me, the import of the last sentence to the effect that ‘let her go confront herself with what happened in NAFDAC’ was meant to be in the positive. The correct import of the above quoted words is that the Hon. Minister had already earned a reputation for herself while at NAFDAC and need not seek to do more by embarking on the present course of action to the detriment of a resolution already adopted unanimously by members of the FEC.”

The former Attorney General had also allegedly described Prof. Akunyili as “a self-seeking office holder who wants to make herself a cheap heroin.” He had said: “Well, first, she did not understand the constitution and she is not following events in the country. I think she was just trying to make herself a cheap heroin out of that. If you see what the Senate said, the Senate made an appeal. She does not need the FEC to make an appeal; she can also make her appeal.

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Comment by iwu iheanyichukwu david on August 26, 2011 at 3:37pm



Dear Mr. President,




You are richly blessed in Christ Jesus. God’s grace, peace and mercy abundantly abide with you and may the LORD, the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ grant unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ Jesus, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of God’s call upon your life, why you are the current president of Nigeria, and what are the riches of the glory of God’s inheritance in the saints and you are a saint of God if indeed you believe in the Lordship and Kingship of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, in whom also the Godhead bodily resides and I know and believe that Mr. president is an ardent believer in Christ Jesus.

Your presidency is unique in the sense that it confirms God’s word which declares that the race is not to the swiftest, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill but time and chance happen to them all and it is also God who changes the Times and the Seasons. In this wise your presidency has the purpose of God as its foundation.  I am confident that He who has crowned you president of Nigeria against all historical calculations of man’s wisdom which is foolishness before God, will beautify you with divine wisdom to fulfill His plan and purpose.

Note this divine truth when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan. Proverbs 29:2 and again God declares, when the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; But when the wicked arise, men hide themselves. Proverbs 28:12. Mr. President, for too long the people of Nigeria have been groaning under the yoke of the wickedness of our RULERS in government. The catalogue of woes is long. We lack the very things that we have in abundance. We have crude oil but we don’t have petroleum products. We have arable land but we import food. We have destroyed NEPA (now PHCN) in order to import generators. Shamelessly we jet overseas for very simple medical attention. How many foreign leaders have come to Nigeria for medical attention and how many British students have come to Nigeria for schooling? We’ve destroyed our health and educational sectors. We no longer steal in millions but in billions and very soon we shall graduate to stealing in trillions. We’ve never had LEADERS but abundance of RULERS who have manifested very high level of unpatriotism. How? We loot our treasury, bank the loot in the Whiteman’s bank who turns around to lend the loot to us through World Bank and IMF; who now indirectly control our economy thus fulfilling the word of God, The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:7. Nigeria should be a lending and not a borrowing nation. This is not the main purpose of this open letter to our very dear President from whom the people of Nigeria expect so much.

We did not vote for you on the platform of PDP. We voted for you because you are Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. If you understand this you’d succeed by the Grace of God who crowned you President of Nigeria. By God’s grace you’d exceed your set goals for Nigeria.

Dear Mr. President, we want to know:

  • Is Nigeria an Islamic state?
  • Is Nigeria a registered member of the (OIC) Organization of Islamic Conference? In the time of Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) as the unelected military president, Nigeria, we were made to understand was registered with the OIC as a member in total disregard of the opinion of Nigerian Christians. Does Nigeria’s membership with the OIC still exist? Has our membership not been withdrawn?
  • Is the Central Bank of Nigeria a member of “Islamic Financial Services Board”?
  • Mr. President we understand from the news we read in some of the n
Comment by ALIYU S LUKMAN on February 24, 2010 at 4:26pm
to me Andoaka is right, alll of them are looking for what to eat.Not loooking for the progress of nigeria
Comment by C jay ubah on February 21, 2010 at 9:56am
While she doing her best to shame vices,they seem to enjoy bein on her tail
Comment by Anyi Ezengwa on February 19, 2010 at 12:16pm
Mr. Iwu, honestly, I am embarrassed. Embarrassed that a Nation like Nigeria is still crawling instead of running. It is disheartening to say the least. Sometimes, I wonder if there is not some voodoo that turn these politicians into empty brains when they get elected. I know it is not voodoo, but a blatant refusal to stand up and do what is right for once to better the lot of this great Nation and its people. Judgment day is coming and every man shall be rewarded, justly or otherwise, and it is coming soon. Shameless egg heads.
Comment by iwu iheanyichukwu david on February 19, 2010 at 11:55am
the rich rule over the poor, the BORROWER is SERVANT TO THE LENDER. this is an eternal declaration which governs man's relationship with man. The BEGARLY NATIONS SERVE THE LENDER NATIONS. i get angry when I hear of Nigeria going abroad to borrow. I begin to wonder if we have BRAINS in ministry of finance and Central Bank of Nigeria. Do we have brains in the Central Bank and in ministry of finance? Do we have brains in the EXECUTIVE ARM OF OUR GOVERNMENT? is our govt. not ashamed at the BLACK MONKEY LABEL that is placed on us? a nation as rich as Nigeria with huge natural, and human resources is BEGAR NATION.
I feel ashamed when i hear of ministers talking of attracting foreign investors -- and to me this is simply MENTAL LAZINESS. OUR INABILITY TO STIR UP THE CREATIVE POWER WHICH GOD HAS DEPOSITED IN EVERY MAN. lazily, we are waiting for the whiteman to come and develope NIGERIA.
and they label us brainless people. most of these whites cant understand our foolishness. when shall we stop borrowing and start lending.
please vanguard organise a LECTURE on Nigeria.
these people are selling us cheap to europe and america, like our grand parents sold us as slaves to the whiteman for mirrows, gin and tobacco.
VANGUARD PLEASE TELL THE GOVERNMENT ministers should be interviewed before apointment, and should be given target in time/accomplishment failing which the minister should be dropped for non performance.
OOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! NIGERIA, when will your saviour come?
Comment by MBA on February 18, 2010 at 11:15pm
We need peace, transparency and equity in Nigeria. We have come of age - approaching 50 and therefore should have positive things to show for it and not shame as the case has been over the years. The handwriting has been on the wall, but, because of our short-sightedness, we have not been able or we have refused to see. Now is the time, arise Nigerians to the clarion call of standing on our rights as bonafide citizens of this great country. May God help us!!!
Comment by iwu iheanyichukwu david on February 18, 2010 at 3:00am
we have overflogged this Aondoaka issue. dont we have other issues to contend with? have we ever considered why no black nation is a world power today and may not be? why the black race tends to feel inferior to the whiterace: every black person wants to be white, our women desire to be white hence they bleach/tone up, why MJackson changed skin complexion, why we destroy our school system soas to send our kids to the whiteman's school, we destroy our health system to send our president to the whiteman's hospital, why a minister of education spent N125m on wedding stupidity and nothing happens, why we destroy our electrification in order to import generators from the whiteman's country? have we ever considered why we steal and bank abroad, and go the same whiteman to beg for loans which we steal also and become slaves to the whiteman, why a nigerian minister prefers to be paid in US dollar than the naira, why we preffer the dollar, the euro, the yen, the mark to the naira? have we ever considered why our film industry goes by the name NOLLYWOOD, just after HOLLYWOOD? dont you perceive the inferiority in that name NOLLYWOOD, our inability to look inwards and conceive a name that reflects our life as a unique people? this is mental laziness.
I wrote CBN, i got no reply. i wrote bank of england and i got an instant reply. have you ever asked yourself why is it so? TRY this: put up a proposal that can turn nigeria arround and nobody in govt will ever read it-- give that same proposal to a whiteman to present to the same govt and it will accepted. why is it so? have you ever wondered why at the national assembly, never attend meetings but at the end of the day, theyreceive their pay for doing nothing. check their attendance register and you'd be shocked.
when shall we get out of this selfimposed stupidity? have you considered why the wrong people are in power and the right people never get heard?
this comment may not be posted for the rest to read and comment on -- have you slept on the WHY of it? have you ever considered why we lack what we have?
have you ever gone into NIGER DELTA to see the psychic damage, the physical damage that have been inflicted on the people of that area? It will take God to reverse the spiritual damage we inflicted on niger delta because of our senseless greed. have you considered it? how for selfish reasons we divided a region, setting brother against brother, creating eternal enmity among a group of people inorder to dominate them and now we talk of unity? can man deceive God?
these are issues that need to be addressed. we need to go to the foundation of this country and do some corrections OR YOU'D WAKE UP ONE MORNING TO SEE A DIFFERENT THING. we need boldness, courage, integrity to look at reality and change things for the truth to manifest into REAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. otherwise we are simply wasting our time. everybody goes there, steals as much as he can for himself and may be for his people and the source is excluded and left to die.
oil will soon not be relevant in geoplitics of the world. do we know that?
africa may be repartioned, the socalled giant is sleeping.
look at the banking industry: a strategic industry that is full of grammar and no action. an ex md/ceo of a bank made away with N12bn and the current MD/CEO and CBN did not know untill the money got to england and was withdrawn. WHAT KIND OF CBN IS THAT? WHAT KIND OF MD IS THAT? look again, is there any change? its the circulation of the same people. nothing has changed and nothing may change. the more you mess up things, the more promotion you get in nigeria. somebody we understand messed up, only to be absorbed in CBN with a big appointment. NIGERIA IS SWEET.
these much more than Aondoaka call for sober reflection.
Comment by Tony Brown on February 16, 2010 at 8:38pm
It's really unfortunate for Aondoakaa. He has really messed up himself. I would advice him he apologize to the whole Nigerians, not only Akunyili because he has really offended the whole Nigerians. Keep on keeping on Nigerians! Be patriotic!
Comment by Tony Brown on February 16, 2010 at 8:38pm
It's really unfortunate for Aondoakaa. He has really messed up himself. I would advice him he apologize to the whole Nigerians, not only Akunyili because he has really offended the whole Nigerians. Keep on keeping on Nigerians! Be patriotic!
Comment by Amana Innocent Frank on February 16, 2010 at 12:13am
That man Aondoakaa is a disgrace to the legal profession, the NBA and a Nigeria as a country. I think it is high tim eis sanctioned by his constituency - The NBA.

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