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  • Buhari Is A Lazy President By Bayo Oluwasanmi

    Bayo Oluwasanmi
    Bayo Oluwasanmi

    Bayo Oluwasanmi


     

    I have been following Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidency since 2015. Based on his extensive overseas trips from 2015 to 2018, I penned a piece “Buhari: The Absentee President” published by SaharaReporters on May 23, 2019. The article summarised in eloquent details, Buhari’s overseas junkets year by year, month by month, and date by date. I conclude that what emerges from his overseas jaunts is a damning verdict of an absentee president – physically and mentally.

    Like his first term, Buhari’s second term took off on a disappointing note. He didn’t hit the ground running. It took him months to appoint his ministers. Even so, some of the ministers appointed are thieves, looters, and despicable politicians. 

    Today, Buhari jets out of Abuja to Tokyo, Japan, amidst plethora of national problems facing Nigerians: insecurity, uncertainty, fear of tomorrow, unemployment, violence, kidnappings, killings by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen terrorists. Buhari, a lazy president, relishes overseas travels instead of finding solutions to crippling socio-economic and political problems facing Nigerians.

    As president, Buhari has many deplorable weaknesses. He has a regrettable flaw: The man is lazy. He has no drive, no initiative, no will, no superior judgment, no foresight, no critical thinking skill, no charisma, and no creative discipline to bring about the needed #RevolutionNow that Nigerians desperately crave for. 

    It is also an open secret that Buhari is intellectually lazy. He has never read a biography of a president. Buhari is clueless on how to harness and manage the nation’s resources. Because of his open display of nepotism, he is incapable, better still, incapacitated of appointing the best and the brightest men and women as cabinet members.

    As a lazy president, Buhari has subverted our democracy by arresting and detaining critics, who dare to rebel against his despotic and barbaric regime. Instead of strengthening the law, he has dismantled the rule of law he sworn to uphold. He has replaced the rule of law with reign of terror. He has done nothing to revamp our moribund judicial as well as criminal justice system. Buhari provides no vision or direction for the country. The economy is in perpetual recession contrary to what Aso Rock and Central Bank voodoo economists say. The question we should ask ourselves is: Are nigerians better off today than they were when Buhari took office in 2015? No!

    The presidency requires the occupant to perform well under pressure, communicate effectively, and buld a team he can trust that can function. A president is either a leader or a ponderous fool, a man of the people or an elitist, the real deal, a phony or an ideologue. Is President Buhari a leader? Is Buhari the real deal? No! Is President Buhari a phony or an ideologue? Both!

    We expect the president to be as industrious as he’s powerful. Margaret Thatcher hardly got four hours of sleep when she was British Prime Minister. A professor at Georgetown University, United States, once told a young Bill Clinton that great men require less sleep. Clinton averaged five hours per night throughout his presidency. Certainly, Buhari is not one of the hard working, sleep deprived, and night owl president, who burns the midnight oil cracking his brain on how to improve the welfare and well being of Nigerians.

    No matter how you slice it, dice it, everyone is a loser courtesy of Buhari’s laziness. His supporters and defenders lose because their idol is ineffective. Buhari’s critics lose because Buhari’s ineffectiveness compounds the already complicated dangers and problems facing the country. We are all witnesses of Buhari’s laziness and flagrant incompetence. Buhari’s leadership demonstrates no coherent vision. It is feeble, feckless, empty, and meaningless.

    Mr President, we wish you safe travels as you take to the skies jetting around the world in the next four years!

    bjoluwasanmi@gmail.com

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  • Finish Off Boko Haram, Army Commander Charges Soldiers


    Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, has charged troops combating Boko Haram in the North-East to finish off the insurgents and return to the barracks. 

    Adeniyi stated this during a visit to Gubio, a town attacked by the terrorists in Borno State a few days ago. 

    The army general said that he is counting on troops to take the battle to their enemies in their enclave. 

    He said, “I urge you to make up your mind to end this war. 

    “The entire country is behind you to finish off Boko Haram so that you can return to the barracks.”

    Adeniyi visited three local councils to boost the morale of the soldiers and assure villagers that they are more determined to protect lives. 

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  • Gunmen Attack Enugu Police Station


     

    Yet to be identified gunmen have attacked the Ikirike Police Station of Enugu Command of the Nigerian Police Force.

    Eyewitnesses said the hoodlums came to the station under the guise of reporting a case and immediately launched an attack on the station, according to a report by PUNCH.

    It is unclear whether any policeman was killed in the attack and if the station’s armoury was looted.

    Enugu Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the attack, saying “no policeman was killed”.

    He said the command was hunting for the hoodlums.

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  • Jailing Dissenters, Invitation To Violence, Shehu Sani Tells Buhari

    Senator Shehu Sani ( middle)  addressing journalists at the programme in Abuja
    Senator Shehu Sani ( middle) addressing journalists at the programme in Abuja

    Senator Shehu Sani ( middle) addressing journalists at the programme in Abuja


     

    Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has described the incessant clampdown on opposition by the Nigerian Government as an invitation to violence.

    He noted that the government had the responsibility of respecting citizens’ rights by allowing them to express their views on national issues through peaceful protests.

    He disclosed this at the weekend in Abuja during an interactive forum organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists Correspondents Chapel.

    The lawmaker said that citizens could be compelled to be violent instead of peaceful when they are being prevented from expressing their opinion through legitimate and peaceful protests. 

    Sani said, “If people are desirous of protecting and defending their freedom through peaceful protest, the state has the constitutional responsibility to respect their rights and protect them to express their views.

    “If you crush dissent and jail dissenters, you are forcing people to take the road of violence. 

    “Sowore has not done anything wrong. He contributed his own quota to the emergence of this government and I cannot be mistaken to say many of those occupying position of power today in this government went to New York and met Sowore on many occasion to help them fight the former government. 

    “How do you turn and say the same person who spoke on justice and freedom five years ago is now the enemy. That is totally unacceptable.”

     

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  • Man Rapes Five-year-old Niece In Adamawa To Punish Brother


     

    A man named Mustapha Kabiru has allegedly raped his brother’s five-year-old daughter to teach him a lesson.

    The victim, Fatimah Ayuba, was said to have been rushed to the Federal Medical Center Yola, Adamawa State, for medical attention following profuse bleeding from her vagina as a result of the incident.

    According to a family source, who spoke to Sahara Reporters, Kabiru, a mobile phone repairer, have had a long running feud with his brother, Ayuba, currently serving a jail term in Lagos, and therefore decided to molest the little girl to get back at him.

    It was also gathered that the family never wanted to seek medical help for the victim for fear of exposing the matter to the public but the girl was eventually taken to the hospital through the help of one Hauwa Garba.

    Confirming the incident, Information Officer at FMC Yola, Mohammed Dodo, told Sahara Reporters that the girl was bleeding profusely when she was brought into the hospital.

    He said, “Fatimah was referred from Yola Specialist hospital on Saturday due to profuse and uncontrolled bleeding from the vagina.

    “Her condition couldn’t be managed at the specialist hospital, that’s why she was transferred to the FMC, which has better facilities.”

    When contacted on the matter, Public Relations Officer of the police in Adamawa, Suleiman Nguroje, said that they had yet to be briefed of the incident, adding to commence investigation once the case is reported to them.

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