Anyone who has access to a political barometer will see histiocytoma dog bleeding clearly that Aso Rock is quaking at the moment. The dusts the quake is provoking is so huge that histiocytoma dog bleeding it can block nasal passages. You only need to make use of the barometer and histiocytoma dog bleeding become Johnny Nash instantly. Nash? John Lester “Johnny” Nash, Jr. was an American reggae and pop music singer-songwriter who was best known for his 1972 hit song histiocytoma dog bleeding he labeled I can See Clearly Now. In the song, Nash acknowledged his erstwhile inability to visualize critical occurrences but histiocytoma dog bleeding proclaimed thereafter that, “I can see clearly now the rain is gone// I can see all obstacles in my way//Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind//It’s gonna be a bright (bright)/Bright (bright) sunshiny day.
In the last few weeks, there have been snippets of very disturbing news sneaking out histiocytoma dog bleeding of the Nigerian seat of power. They are indicative of the fact that Vice President Yemi histiocytoma dog bleeding Osinbajo has been under the buffeting of his boss, Muhammadu Buhari. The snippets, though seemingly hazy, are very glaring to those who understand the tone and histiocytoma dog bleeding tenor of presidential seat of power dissonances in a Third histiocytoma dog bleeding World like Nigeria. Most times, the dissonance does not obey the geography of such, all over the world, especially in mature democracies. It could be triggered by inane, mundane and very illogical indices. It could even be an insignificant, incorrigible and absolutely irresponsible allegation as the occupiers of the histiocytoma dog bleeding seats’ mutual spousal disagreements. In most cases however, the dissonances are founded on projected power calculus and perceived histiocytoma dog bleeding rupture of this calculation. The victim does not have to deliberately hurt the calculus. When the projections of power are shaken, they are stimuli for taking very sweeping jabs at the histiocytoma dog bleeding lower occupier of power seat.
When Buhari went on his earlier UK search for health histiocytoma dog bleeding remedy to an undisclosed ailment, it was a top gossip in the seat of power histiocytoma dog bleeding that Osinbajo, engrossed in a prayer session with his Redeemed Christian Church histiocytoma dog bleeding of God (RCCG) accomplices in his home state of Ogun, and frantically being prayed for, for God to make him president by one of the histiocytoma dog bleeding pastors who starred at the prayer session, didn’t know that a strong ally of Buhari – unbeknown to the ally that such “prayer coup” was ongoing – had entered their midst, innocently there to pay obeys ance to the VP. Still with their eyes closed, the prayer warriors nearly prayed that the ground should swallow histiocytoma dog bleeding them when, upon opening their eyes, they saw the president’s ally with them. If you were praying the VP into the office of histiocytoma dog bleeding the president, with the VP shouting thunderous “Amen” to your prayer, weren’t you praying for the boss’ death? That was the first infraction against the laws of power histiocytoma dog bleeding the VP was said to have committed. And one of the reasons Osinbajo hounded and still harangues histiocytoma dog bleeding the ally till today.
The second foot Osinbajo reportedly hit against the stone was histiocytoma dog bleeding said to be his role during Buhari’s AWOL shuttle to his infirmary. That Walter Onnoghen, allegedly primed to package Buhari inside a judicial casket during histiocytoma dog bleeding the 2019 elections, emerged acting Chief Justice of the Federation through his acting histiocytoma dog bleeding pen angered Villa power apparatchik, so much that they imputed a political Judas into Osinbajo’s act. The removal of Lawal Daura, erstwhile Director-General of the Department of State Services on August 7, 2018 also rankled these owls. If Osinbajo stepped on their mamba’s tail by this act, he fiddled with their lion’s tail subsequently when, at a conference of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), he unabashedly said that, before Saturday, January 12, Buhari was not aware of Onogohen’s trial. What this did was to populate and give official imprimatur histiocytoma dog bleeding to the belief that Buhari was just a mere scarecrow histiocytoma dog bleeding decorating the patio of Aso Rock. As if wearing Omoyele Sowore’s activists’ bandana, the VP also told whoever was behind the Onnoghen trial histiocytoma dog bleeding that, “It has consequences such as we have today, such that people say how can such an important person histiocytoma dog bleeding be subjected to trial without the Federal Government.” More stinging to this set of people known as the histiocytoma dog bleeding cabal, was the fact that Osinbajo sidelined all of them in histiocytoma dog bleeding his decision-taking during the period, was already strutting hither thither like an accursed turtle-dove which, to them, added to the coup-prayer session, was an apparent indication that he was sure Buhari wouldn’t come back and the clock was ticking for the histiocytoma dog bleeding cabals at the Villa.
Unforgiving and vengeful as the power vultures surrounding the president histiocytoma dog bleeding can be, they swallowed this rheum, even past the electioneering period. When they were sure that the VP believed it was histiocytoma dog bleeding peace and safety, they unleashed their dragons. The first in tow was the disbandment of the Economic histiocytoma dog bleeding Management Team (EMT) that he previously headed and its replacement with an Economic histiocytoma dog bleeding Advisory Council (EAC) under the chairmanship of Prof. Doyin Salami. Buhari was not done in his castration of his VP, he instructed him to thenceforth seek approvals for all the histiocytoma dog bleeding agencies under his suzerainty. Osinbajo was chair of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), National Boundary Commission, Border Communities Development Agency and the Niger Delta Power Holdings histiocytoma dog bleeding Ltd. Bothered by the impression that this calibration of a man histiocytoma dog bleeding who was aiming that if fate smiled at him, he could be a Buhari in 2023, his aides began a move to robe an Omoye whose histiocytoma dog bleeding madness, the Yoruba say, had reached the market-place in her disgraceful nakedness.
The most recent in the list of artillery fires shot histiocytoma dog bleeding at the VP is the removal of his aides, 35 in all. The ding-dong over the authenticity of this claim has been baffling. While government loyalists initially claimed that opposition was merely crying histiocytoma dog bleeding wolf, the press ferreted out the list. While the VP’s aide denied that there was a sack, Garba Shehu, his counterpart with Buhari, claimed that there was indeed a rout but it was histiocytoma dog bleeding in “our interest” – the people of Nigeria, that is.
On Thursday night, the VP aide had tweeted, “a list circulating in the media on the so-called sacked presidential aides is not genuine and ought to histiocytoma dog bleeding be ignored,” while his colleague, after a long-winding and circuitous merry-go-rounding, in one breath submitted that “the Presidency wishes to strongly deny rumours of a rift histiocytoma dog bleeding between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,” but in another breath, said that, indeed, “there is, on-going, an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments have either histiocytoma dog bleeding been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term,” but that it was in our interest as a people, so as “to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration,” and that “the office of the vice president, His Excellency Yemi Osinbajo has, in compliance with the directive of the President, equally been shed of a number of such appointees.” As a parting shot, strictly for the birds, Shehu had said, “The streamlining was not personal or targeted to undermine the histiocytoma dog bleeding Vice President’s office, as the so-called insider sources quoted by the media appear to make histiocytoma dog bleeding it seem.”
There are some issues of national concern in the shrouded histiocytoma dog bleeding brickbats between the VP and his boss. One is that, the two officers of the presidency are as dissembling and histiocytoma dog bleeding riotous as the lack of locus among their bosses, as well as the messages they communicate. If you take the dislocations in their messages as symptomatic histiocytoma dog bleeding of the presidency, then you would be acquitted by logic if you submit histiocytoma dog bleeding that the Villa is currently a house of commotion.
Common sense is on sabbatical, especially in the release by Shehu. If the presidency had been cutting cost, how many aides were relieved of their jobs in Buhari’s office? Nigerians will like to know. If they had been relieving people of their jobs, “cut(ting) down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration,” how come that a few weeks ago, the wife of the president got, according to her, unsolicited, six more aides in the offing? If you go to the brass-tacks, you will even discover that the said sacked aides of histiocytoma dog bleeding Osinbajo were just offerings to the gods of nepotism and histiocytoma dog bleeding cronyism. You would find on that list the names of children histiocytoma dog bleeding of friends and all that, who, professionally, are just emerging from diapers. Until this purported sack, Nigerians didn’t know that there was such a Babelian number of histiocytoma dog bleeding aides attached to one man. Since Buhari is the maigaskia, can he come clean with the people who purportedly voted histiocytoma dog bleeding him into office and tell them how many of such histiocytoma dog bleeding aides their national sweats sustain their voyeuristic excitements at the histiocytoma dog bleeding Villa? Since they have a website at the Villa, how come this list is not there? This is how low Nigeria has sunken under her current histiocytoma dog bleeding taskmasters.
This most pitiable sight in the sorry equation at the histiocytoma dog bleeding Villa is the VP. A very sound academic, I still remember one of the students he supervised her histiocytoma dog bleeding PhD thesis, now a professor of law and SAN, who waxes lyrical whenever talks come to Osinbajo’s academic excellence. Upon coming to Aguda House however, Thomas Jefferson’s eternal quip, to wit that, “whenever a man has cast a longing eye on (an) office(s), a rottenness begins in his conduct” becomes very apt to describe his actions. He has given intellectual abetment to Buhari’s draconian governance, carried his can of spittle smilingly and frightened off his histiocytoma dog bleeding own kinsmen in the course of doing all that. Now that he has entered the belly of the dragon, Osinbajo has these people behind him seldom. The situation became so bad that a man with such histiocytoma dog bleeding lustering academic laurels tumbled down to becoming a butt of histiocytoma dog bleeding jokes all over, described unflatteringly as VP in charge of condolence matters and histiocytoma dog bleeding VP academics.
The most cogent lesson in the trial of Brother Osinbajo histiocytoma dog bleeding is the need to build home base. Rolling into the fifth year of his vice presidency, except for an army of recruited Alsatian dogs on Twitter histiocytoma dog bleeding paid to bay for blood and bark at genuine concerns histiocytoma dog bleeding over his groveling before a cow so as to eat histiocytoma dog bleeding beef in 2023, Osinbajo is as bereft of a base as floating ojuoro histiocytoma dog bleeding and osipata – hyacinths – on the river top. Those waiting to clear their 2023 river of such hyacinths histiocytoma dog bleeding are finding it so easy to shovel Osinbajo off their histiocytoma dog bleeding space.
If you ask me, however, I will queue behind Osinbajo. The few sparkles of governance Nigerians have had thus far histiocytoma dog bleeding came from him when Buhari was infirm and vacillating in histiocytoma dog bleeding the UK. Nigerians know that Buhari is just a ceremonial figurehead who histiocytoma dog bleeding “does not know” and has no whiff of what is going on in histiocytoma dog bleeding his surroundings. That hogwash from Shehu, to wit that, “the President is in absolute control of his government,” that “the media should stop attributing non-existent powers to some people” and that “there cannot be anyone too powerful for President Buhari to histiocytoma dog bleeding control” should be the most laughable cant Nigerians have heard this histiocytoma dog bleeding year.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, last week, joined the list of government fat cows who exhibit crass histiocytoma dog bleeding disdain for the plight of their people. In a chat with State House correspondents after the Federal histiocytoma dog bleeding Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Fashola said reports that the state of Nigerian roads was histiocytoma dog bleeding pitiable, was a mere hype. The minister, while maintaining that Nigerian roads were not in the kind histiocytoma dog bleeding of bad shape as often narrativized by the people, said this while asked to justify the huge amount of histiocytoma dog bleeding billions voted for construction of Nigerian roads yearly and the histiocytoma dog bleeding terrible state they still are. “The roads are not as bad as they are often histiocytoma dog bleeding portrayed. I know that this is going to be your headline, but the roads are not that bad”, he said.
Fashola’s speech infelicity found a corollary in an earlier gaffe histiocytoma dog bleeding from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sani Nanono. Nanono had said that there was no hunger in Nigeria, contrary to the claims of the people and that food histiocytoma dog bleeding was very cheap to buy in Nigeria. He made this known while briefing the world as part histiocytoma dog bleeding of activities to mark the 2019 World Food Day in histiocytoma dog bleeding Abuja. He even said that the level of self-sufficiency Nigeria had attained was such that she would feed histiocytoma dog bleeding her neighbours without batting an eyelid.
That Fashola had joined this club of indiscretion is the histiocytoma dog bleeding most disheartening of the story. Lauded for his infrastructural strides as Lagos State governor for histiocytoma dog bleeding eight years, it was a big let-down that the minister could sound so removed, so insulated from the plight of the people. If he didn’t know, at a conservative estimate, 90 per cent of Nigerian roads are in very sorry histiocytoma dog bleeding states. That the roads are in very troubling states, becoming grooves where Nigerian blood are sacrificed almost every other histiocytoma dog bleeding hour, is not as worrisome as the fact that they have histiocytoma dog bleeding become veritable avenues for governors and ministers to siphon public histiocytoma dog bleeding money into indecipherable bottomless pits, some kind of Donald Trump’s quid pro quo, if you like, between the interests of their purses and the welfare of histiocytoma dog bleeding the people. Roads are constructed today and in a few months, they become craters. Nobody carries the can, nobody is queried and society lives happily ever thereafter.
Methinks these statements from those who are supposed to serve histiocytoma dog bleeding us are manifestations of the low estimation of these men histiocytoma dog bleeding of us and the disconnect they suddenly feel from us histiocytoma dog bleeding the moment they become Honourable this and Honourable that. These men don’t go to the market to buy foods but feast histiocytoma dog bleeding on government largesse, seldom travel on Nigerian roads but fly in choppers and histiocytoma dog bleeding jets to their destinations; their children don’t go to public schools but join their contemporaries in histiocytoma dog bleeding Ivy League universities in Europe and America; how then can they feel our plights?
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