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U.S Politician Says ‘Buhari Is The Problem, Not The Solution’

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A former U.S Chairman of House Intelligence Committee, Pete Hoesktra has issued a rejoinder to President Buhari’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

President Buhari’s article which is titled “The Three changes Nigeria Needs” states the three ways in which his administration would restructure Nigeria’s ailing economy. The Buhari administration has received severe criticism for the handling of the economy, its shambolic handling of the 2016 Budget and its one sided anti-corruption campaign which is fast becoming little more than a media circus.

Despite grandiose promises of “change”, Nigeria  and Nigerians are undoubtedly worse off than they were a year ago. Although the present administration has halted the advance of Boko Haram, the militancy in the Niger Delta is back amid agitations in the South East by ‘Biafrans’.

An unwillingness to devalue the Naira and strict foreign exchange policies has seen the Nigerian currency take sustained losses and for Pete Hoesktra, perhaps Buhari is Nigeria’s problem and not its Messiah.

In his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Hoesktra writes;

“Mr. Buhari notes that building trust is a priority for Nigeria. But an anticorruption drive that is selective and focused on senior members of the opposition party creates deep political divisions. Meanwhile, members of Mr. Buhari’s own cabinet, accused of large-scale corruption, walk free. Seventy percent of the national treasury is spent on the salaries and benefits of government officials, who make upwards of $2 million a year.

As for Mr. Buhari’s ideas to rebalance the economy and regenerate growth, his damaging and outdated monetary policy has been crippling. The manufacturing sector, essential to Nigeria’s diversification, has been hardest hit, exacerbating an already fast-growing employment crisis. Foreign investors have started to flee en masse.

Mr. Buhari makes only brief mention of the country’s deteriorating security situation. But security and stability are precursors to economic growth and development. Boko Haram has been pushed back for now, but little attention is paid to the structural issues that have spurred its rise.

Instead, the Nigerian government has diverted much-needed military resources to the Niger Delta, where rising militancy has reduced Nigeria’s oil production to less than half the country’s capacity, and half the amount required to service the national budget. Much of these tensions arise from Mr. Buhari’s decision to cut amnesty payments to militants and an excessively hard-line approach in a socially and politically sensitive environment.

Other ethnic tensions are also growing. In the country’s south, protests have been met by a bloody response from the Nigerian military, stoking the fire and galvanizing support for an independent state of Biafra. Rising tensions could again pose one of the greatest threats to Nigeria’s stability and future.”

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5 Comments

  1. rough

    June 17, 2016 at 11:28 am

    U are right, Buhari is still need political orientations. 80s can not b compare wt millennium. So his d problem of Nigeria. 75% of his cabinet were ex robbery & his using power 2 detain some pple & ignore court order.

  2. Tee

    June 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    This article just hits the nail directly on the head,thank you very much Mr Pete Hoekstra.

  3. Gabriel

    June 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    The worst of Jonathan is better than the best of buhari

  4. Patrick

    June 18, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Buhari is misquoting change. This is not change that we expected.

  5. victor

    June 19, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Can somebody tell me what company/industry bola tinubu has that has made him stupendously rich. Anybody fighting corruption should just dig into tinubu’s life. Buhari is just clueless. Economy under PDP grew because they employed technocrats to run the economy but this man that hasn’t run any business since he left office was to sit atop this economy.

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Dr Anu Adepoju Of Med Contour Reportedly Suspended From Medical Practice

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Dr. Anu Adepoju of Med Contour has reportedly been suspended from practising by the Nigerian Medical and Dental board.

Twitter influencer and doctor, Dr. olufunmilayo shared the new via his Twitter page, noting that the board reached its decision after an investigation into the death of one of her patients as well as another who had complications from surgery.

Recall that an Instagram Influencer, Omohtee called out Dr Anu Adepoju earlier in the year for ruining her buttocks after suffering complications from a surgical procedure despite paying the sum of 1.5 million naira for a Brazilian butt lift.

Anu Adepoju was also alleged to have killed a beauty queen in 2018, the result of a failed procedure.

According to Dr. Olufunmilayo, Anu graduated from College of Medicine, Unilag in 2017 and performed plastic surgery on a patient in December 2018 when she was a House Officer.

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Davido celebrates his mum on her posthumous birthday

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David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known as David’s mum, Veronica Adeleke, would have turned a year older today November 23.

He posted this throwback photo of he and his mum on his Instagram this afternoon with the caption;

”Happy Birthday Mama … love and miss you always”

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Death threats issued on WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable – Kemi Olunloyo

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Kemi Olunloyo known for holding controversial opinions has disclosed that Wizkid and Davido have taken their feud to another level.

According to a post sighted on her social media page, she has alleged that the 30 Billion Geng crew of Nigerian artist Davido are threatening the associates of Wizkid outside Nigeria.

Kemi Olunloyo has however urged Davido to control his crew members or anyone behind it because they can be arrested.

Her tweet reads:

The COLD WAR going on between Davido and WizKid could destroy the Nigerian music business. The DEATH ☠️threats metted upon WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable. Fans have no idea! Davido should control his crew ASAP. Most of this is happening abroad
#Kemitalksblog

This one is WORSE than Toyin Abraham vs Liz Anjorin. The fan threats was why I called
@Opetodolapo in and settled it fast. One fan sent a message to Lizzy to pay him 500K to kill Toyin and her baby. Wizkid & Davido’s crew are fighting in foreign territory. Anyone can be arrested

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