Tunde Fagbenle President Umaru Yar’Adua has begun to sound the right notes amidst the enveloping conundrum of the polity – some lone sane voice in the wilderness? First was his directive for salaries of top Federal government functionaries – right from the President himself, his Advisers and Assistants, down to Ministers and their Assistants, Perm. Secs, etc. – to be cut by as much as 20%! In the end, the government hopes to save some N2.5b annually thereby. Second, just when his PDP party men began to lose their heads with the malevolent and completely incongruous (to the emptiness at mid-term) call for 2nd Term for a – health, energy, and national imperatives - challenged president, he stood up, at no less appropriate an occasion than his party’s National Convention, to denounce the call and put the hungry political jobbers and sycophants where they belong – in the cooler – “ Sorry, no 2nd term conside...Read the full article.