Saturday, April 14, 2007

Election 2007: Nigeria's Appointment With Destiny

Today, Nigerians go to the poll to elect governors for her 36 States, and her state legislators. It would be an opportunity once again, to avenge the last 4 years of recklessness and brigandage by corrupt politicians.

It would be the first civilian to civilian transition, as President Obasanjo is bound by the constitution to vacate the 'throne' for a new president, after 8 years of benevolent dictatorship and economic sloppiness.

A plethora of presidential candidates, from the government 'disqualified' Atiku Abubakar, the sitting Vice President to Muhammadu Buhari, a former dictator-turned opposition democrat to Pat Utomi, to Orji Uzor Kalu... about 24 in all.

Fashola would square it out today with the "Lagos Fayose" Koro, while Rauf Aregbesola would battle to win in Osun State. Adams Oshiomole would be heading to the throne in benin city Edo State while Mimiko would battle to sack agagu from the Ondo government house. If you can read my mind you know where my sympathy lies in this Elections.

Governors in waiting, Fashola, Aregbesola, Oshiomole and Mimiko, I congratulate you in Advance

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Simple Majority Cannot Surmount The Fundamental Challenges Before Nigeria.

The camp of pro-third term supporters in the political equation has
been agog with celebration for the past one week. Both at the upper and
lower legislative houses, the camp that supports tenure extension had a
slim margin in the contest of strength between the two camps.

Constitutional amendment is not a tea party, it cannot be done at the
whim of an individual. It takes an overwhelming resolve of a people to
address and express the course of their destiny as a people. The only
theater where the gladiators from the Presidency, who are bent on
ruling or ruining the nation post 2007 is the National Assembly!

The music considerably changes when you get to the People's Arena. The
Nigerian people are not dancing to the drumbeats of the Presidency's
ambition for 2007. Anytime in the History of Nigeria that a cleavage of
this significant proportion emerges in the polity, a cataclysmic
explosion is always the result. This is the time to increase the
resounding roar of NO TO legislative manipulation of the people's will
for freedom , peace and democracy, to a seemingly obstinate ruling

"Yanga dey sleep", that is the Nigerian metaphor for the present
situation. The solution to the current imbroglio is not located in the
chambers of the National Assembly, the solution is on the streets of
Niger Delta, in the creeks, in the motor garages of Lagos metropolis.
The vote of the legislator would amount to vanity, if the votes of the
down-trodden and restive youth on the streets and creeks are not
factored into the Destiny of Nigeria, Our Nigeria. This is exactly what
the ruling elite despised as it works strenuously to win a legislative
majority for its desire to remain in power beyond 2007.

This was the post gleaned from our Google Group "Nigerian Affairs" this morning. have you subscribed to "Nigerian Affairs"? please, do it now to remain current about happenings in our dearly beloved country.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Bye Bye To April, Happy New Month!

The month of May is unique because it is the 5th month of the year. The number FIVE symbolises GRACE. You cannot win, in any endeavour this month, if you depend solely on your mortal strengths. The energy of the flesh will fail you if you refuse to embrace and acknowledge the the Almighty power of the Divinity.

May, is also a month of political change-over by the time-table of the political class in Nigeria. This means that by this time next year, we would be warming up for the swearing-in ceremony of a brand new government, if the power-obsession game of the present administration led by President Olusegun Obasanjo does not derail our fledging democratic aspirations in Nigeria.

It is time for reflections and corrections. If the year is divided into three, we have just spent one-third. If in your reflections on the first third of the year, you find many errors and mistakes in your pursuit, please don't regret them. The remaining two-thirds of the year can more than compensate for your errors and catapult you forward, if only you can sit down and set time and self apart to meditate on the way forward for the next 8 months remaining in this year.

Friday, April 28, 2006

A Toast To King On His Birthday

He was not my first child, but he is the only son and "center-man" or as football fans would say, the "mid-fielder" that held the "the team of three" together, and also rallied the team to consistent victories of the last six years.

In six years he has lived up to his name, though his birth was humble, (it took the intervention of his Aunt "Aunty Sarah" to get him discharged after birth from the Gilead Maternity in Lagos). His arrival has heralded royalty and honor in my life and family, this six years. His emergence has also ushered us irresistibly into the palace of enthronement, this last six years.

Strangely, he is not the leader of the team, but he is the stabilizing factor for the team. The name of his team forms a perfect sentence of Divine adoration: "We Bring
GRATITUDE To The KING of GLORY" (Team G.K.G). In that order, Gratitude is the Team leader because, she came 8 years ago, followed by King two years later, and wrapped up with Glory two years ago. What an awesome team Almighty God gave me as arrows in the hands of a mighty man!

I dont know how you feel about your children, but being a sensitive and impressionable person, I have not let the pattern and circumstances surrounding their birth be lost on me. All of them are significant including their dates of births and months. That would be a subject for another day on this same Arena of you- the people of Honor and High Esteem!

Meanwhile, Join me today as we celebrate my son's sixth birthday anniversary....Hip....Hip....Hiiiipppp....Horahhhh!!!!!! Toast To King Israel Ojikutu on his birthday today

Welcome To The People's Arena

I welcome all guests to the people's Arena. The Purpose of this Arena, like any arena (open space) is to bring about a fertile interaction of the people (of ALL Shades and Race) for a productive avalanche of results that will arrest world attention; compel world attraction and command a substantial and significant world respect.

Feel free to add your commentator's foot print on the sand of this people's Blog. Its your Arena (space); walk and move freely over it...I am just your administrator/moderator.

This Blog would soon metamorphos into a full-blown Forum. Its my joy to be numbered as one of those that believe and stepped out to vote for this new and great begining.... What about you? Let's go to the Arena Now...