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Amaechi: Nigeria In A Near State Of Coma



rotimi-amaechi-ipy2013-1Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has described Nigeria as a country drifting towards a dangerous waterfall.

Amaechi also declared that the celebration of Nigeria’s Centenary was unnecessary as it was held on the backdrop of the killing of students and other innocent Nigerians by members of the Boko Haram sect.

The governor, who spoke Monday while addressing members of the State House of Assembly on the state of the nation, questioned the rationale behind such extravagant celebration when Nigerians were living in perpetual fear of hired assassins and armed robbers.

Amaechi particularly noted that Abuja residents, who were expected to have played the role of chief hosts at the centenary celebration, were at various petrol stations struggling to fill their fuel tanks.

He also lampooned the Federal Government for giving Nigerians a false impression about the country’s economy and added that the citizens could feel the tremor of Nigeria’s wobbling economy.

Amaechi pointed out that Nigerians appeared to have lost the zeal to celebrate anything, even as he queried the legacy that would be bequeathed to the next generation.

He said, “What do our people feel and see when they get out of their houses in the morning? Sadly as leaders, we must admit the truth, which stares us in the face. It is the fact that our country is drifting perceptibly into a dangerous waterfall.

“Even in Abuja, most Nigerians who ordinarily would have been the chief celebrants (chief hosts) went about their daily chores while the others struggled at petrol stations trying to fill their tanks almost completely oblivious of the trappings of what should have been a grand announcement of our coming of age.

“Gradually but noticeably, Nigerians appear to have lost the appetite to celebrate anything. Embedded in our newfound affinity for low key celebration and an infinite state of somber reflection is the true state of the nation.

“Can we really celebrate when our children are being slaughtered while at school? Can we really celebrate when our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters are being slaughtered like chickens?

“Can we really celebrate when our fellow citizens live in constant and growing fear of kidnappers, hired assassins and armed robbers? Can we really celebrate when those constitutionally empowered to protect us turn their fury on us?

“In these questions lies the state of the nation. Where is the country headed? Where will the country be in another hundred years? What legacy are we leaving behind for our children?”

Explaining that economic revolution could not be powered by candle lights or generators, the Nigeria Governors Forum Chairman said the prevailing economic system of the country was breeding inequality.

He also observed that Nigeria was in a near state of coma due to the activities of oil thieves and robbers of crude oil revenue belonging to the nation.

According to him, “While Nigeria bleeds and is in a near a state of coma from crude oil thieves and thieves of crude oil money, this administration tells us fairy tales of a strong economy.

“While we feel the unmistakable tremors of a wobbling economy, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the economy continues to sing loudly to disguise the stuttering of an economy that is about to break down.

“While millions of our young ones are roaming the streets, this administration feeds us with the tales of burger flipping jobs it has created through its ‘Sure-P’ and ‘You Win’ programmes.

“While students around the world are in school bracing up for the mind twisting challenges of the 21st Century, our polytechnic students are at home wondering whether they will ever go back to school. Their counterparts in our universities just returned to school after spending six months at home”.

“When will this administration understand that no economic revolution has been done on power of candle lights and ‘I pass my neighbor generators?’. When will this administration understand that an economic system that breeds inequality is raking hot coal in its bosom?”

Amaechi, however, decried the Federal Government’s refusal to act over the allegations of corruption in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

“One is at sea over the confusion among key members of this administration about the account of our state of affairs. In what serious country would you see a commanding height institution such as the NNPC trapped in an infinitely revolving door of accusations of corruption?

“Yet those whose responsibility it is to act simply look on as if under a spell or simply couldn’t be bothered”, the governor stated further.

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  1. Bashir Ala

    March 5, 2014 at 1:16 am

    My almighty ALLAH help you Amechie

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria



PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.


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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari



Gov Yahaya Bello
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina



Why Buhari has travelled to the UK again - Femi Adesina
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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