Let me begin by registering my deep approval of the energy of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to hunt down General Muhammadu Buhari’s academic credentials. Some Nigerians feel that this is malicious, that the chase avoids the issues involved in next week’s presidential election.
I CONGRATULATE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN for finally visiting Borno State, the heartland of the insurgency in Nigeria, last week. His stop was Maiduguri, the state capital, where he guaranteed his personal security inside layers of soldiers and officials.
A whopping N21.27 billion was raised in a single evening on Saturday last week when the ruling Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] organised a fund raising dinner in Abuja. This was more money than had ever been collected for any single event in Nigeria.
Several aspects of the Federal Government’s 2015 budget as submitted to the National Assembly last Wednesday contain a tinge of timidity and or unrealism. For the second year running, President Goodluck Jonathan avoided addressing a joint sitting of the assembly’s two chambers to present the budget and instead sent Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr.