The Bible tells the fascinating story of how the devil engaged Jesus Christ in a contest of wills. Face to face with the Lord, who had fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness, the devil challenged him to convert the very stones into bread.
There is a time to fight, just as there is a time to walk away. For me, the time is right for the former Cup of Nations winner to walk away. Actually, the walking away is a little late, but if Keshi made that move now, he will still be able to win a few championships in the hearts of his admirers.
Two weeks ago, I received from a Nigerian who identified himself as Professor EJC Nwana, a letter in which he told me he was “thoroughly worried that your hatred of President Jonathan has been elevated to a dangerous level.
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.