Friday, November 15, 2013


Could it have been poverty or the morbid penchant of the African to benefit from the misfortune of others or a combination of both, that pushed the Onojie of Ugbegun, home town of late Professor Festus Iyayi, to demand the sum of N50bilion as compensation for the death of their son?

Why is life's worth always reckoned in Naira and Kobo? Whose course is the traditional ruler fighting? Luckily for us, the family is not involved in all of this.
Prof. Robert Ebewale, a cousin to the deceased, has said that it was embarrassing to try to equate the life of Prof Iyayi with money, saying that the family was embarrassed with N50billion demand.
According to him, "No amount of money can be compared with the life of that calibre of person, so we want to dissociate our family from that. It is embarrassing to us,".

Let us remind the mercantile-minded kinsmen of Professor Festus Iyayi that the late ASUU President (1986 - 1988) was integrity and justice personified. No one, not even his immediate family, has the moral right to turn Iyayi's death into a money-making venture.

Anything contrary to this would be a disservice to, not only what Iyayi stood for, but also to his memory which must be kept untainted.

That is one of his cardinal principles.

is Sule Lamido the most corrupt Governor or he's been victimize by Jonathan's EFCC?

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two sons of Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State for allegedly laundering N11 billion. The spokesman for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest of the duo to newsmen in Kano on Friday, gave their names as Aminu and Mustapha.

A few days ago Gov. Sule Lamido told the world that one of President Jonathan's favourite, most pampered and closest Ministers demanded and received a 250 million USD bribe. The President did nothing about it and a few days later two of Lamido's sons are arrested and detained by the EFCC for allegedly laundering 12 billion naira from the coffers of Jigawa state.

Who is fooling who here and how petty can this President be? Nigerians should wake up. We are living in a vicious dictatorship where criticising the government, the President or any of his Ministers or exposing their most evil deeds means that you are endangering the lives and liberty of your loved ones. What a shame.


It is shocking to know that the Governor Sule Lamido, two of his Children, Aminu and Mustapha, and 10 of their family companies transferred the total of N10billion from the Jigawa state government accounts.
  But another point of view is that the Governor is been victimized by PDP for rebelling against the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan. 
Also for a poor state like Jigawa, N11 billion is about 10% of the state budget for 2012 fiscal year.

Aminu Lamido the eldest son of the progressive governor was arrested nearly a year ago, while trying to export about $50,000 dollars to Egypt on the pretence that it was for his sick daughters treatment.
EFCC exposed that the little girl was discharged nearly a year before the arrest.
 EFCC detectives uncovered the money that was transferred from Jigawa state government accounts into the accounts in which governor Sule Lamido and his two sons.

The spokesman for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest of the duo to newsmen in Kano on Friday, gave their names as Aminu and Mustapha.
Uwujaren said they were arrested on Thursday night in Kano by operatives of the EFCC in connection with money laundering.