In an interview with DW Africa, former Cross River state governor, Donald Duke, laid his mind bare on the administration of President Buhari. Donald Duke who has made his presidential ambitions known revealed that one of the reasons why the government of today is failing is because it is stuck in the past and refused to evolve by not making use of its young popular.
“Because I see such obvious failings. I see a leadership that is steeped in the past; that has refused to evolve with a nation that is predominantly a nation of young aspiring people and still doing things the way they were done many years ago and did not work. I think our leadership in the country today is totally out of tune with the current reality of our nation. There is disconnect somewhere so when you have a leadership that blames its young people for instance of not striving enough or of being lazy, there is a disconnect because the tools to make them achieve their aspiration have not been provided,” he said.
Accessing President Buhari’s government, Donald Duke said it came into power unprepared. He also touched on the issue of corruption and also insurgency.
“They were not prepared for leadership. For example, it took six months to set up a cabinet. Where do you hear such? President Buhari came into office to fight corruption and insecurity. Let us look at the scorecard. Corruption is not dead. Prosecuting corruption is addressing the symptom and not the problem. The real problem is you have got to create jobs for people; you have got to strengthen institutions that make it almost impossible to engage in such an activity.”
“They have announced that the war is over and Bokom Haram has been defeated. We know it hasn’t been defeated. There are still bombings and kidnappings in the North-East. If you visit the IDPs, you will see that we are breeding the next generation of very disgruntled people”.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made history as they both become the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet and shake hands on June 12 2018. This is a move towards an end to a tense decades-old nuclear stand-off.
The two men strode toward each other and shared the momentous handshake beneath the white-washed walls of an upscale hotel in neutral Singapore, before sitting down for a half-day of meetings with major ramifications for the world.
The extraordinary summit which held in Singapore was unthinkable only months ago. However, secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on the eve of the summit that the United States is willing to offer the regime "unique" security guarantees.
"We will take actions to provide them sufficient certainty that they can be...
A thanksgiving has been held by some Christian leaders on Monday at the presidential villa for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. This is in connection to a near mishap involving the VP.
Last week, a chopper conveying Osibanjo to Aso Rock the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, where he attended the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 participants, was forced to land few seconds after take-off.
Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, commented about the incident on Twitter.
“VP Osinbajo attended the graduation ceremony of Nigeria Customs Senior Course in Gwagwalada today (Thursday),” he wrote.
“On his way back, it was decided, for technical reasons, not to fly the chopper that had brought him to the venue. He drove back to...
It is joy and happiness at the home of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha after he welcomed his newborn grandchild from US.
Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his wife couldn't hide their happiness after receiving their latest grandson, Little Master Chizurum Anthony Anwuka at Government house in Owerri.
The governor and wife Ugo Nneoma were overwhelmingly excited at the sight of the newborn and his parents. The governor who carried the baby led praises as he thanked God for the gift.
The new baby who was born in the United States is the fifth grandchild of the Imo State governor and the second child of the Anwukahs.