- ‘ Cases of rape rise to 84% in Nigeria’
- Dana air crash update: 23 aircrash victims’ families yet to receive compensation
- Mimiko inaugurates new Mother & Child hospital today
- N4.56b pension scam: Female accused hospitalised,trial stalled
- Construction workers hail FG’s decision on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
- Senate adjourns plenary for 1 week, dissolves to Appropriation committee.
- Blackout looms as Egbin power plant breaks down
- FMBN, NEXIM, BOA, IB lose N47bn in 6 months - CBN
- FirstBank wins Nigerian Bank of the Year award
- PDP tackles ACN over Tukur’s comments
- Electricity workers threaten strike over Wamakko
- ‘NDIC prosecuted 55 directors, staff of micro finance banks in 2011’
- Judgment in Oni’s appeal stalled, re-fixed for Jan 8
- Slain banker: Deceased had only 3 wounds -Accused’s father
- Appointments: S/West not marginalised —FCC
Boko Haram: Nigeria should address the real issues
ALADE Fawole’s piece, on the back page of Nigerian Tribune edition of Tuesday, July 3, 2012, entitled “Ämerica, Boko Haram and Nigeria”was an academic exercise,and not logical enough. The piece was defensive and contradictory.
He was trying to defend what is not easy to defend. If our government is not capable of containing the deadly activities of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, and the US government has taken up the challenge of dealing with the three evil men who are the leaders of the ruthless gang terrorising and killing innocent Nigerians in some parts of the country, what then is the fuss about that? Na sovereignty we go chop?
Are these Boko Haram leaders not killing their “compatriots”on Nigerian soil? If US security forces assist in exterminating these notorious murderers on our soil, all is well and good. It would be good riddance to bad rubbish.
What remains of our national pride? When Nigeria is being ranked among the top 10 failed states in the world by a global body-Fund For Peace (FFP), in its 2012 annual index data released last month? (Saturday Tribune, June 30, 2012). Nigeria is blessed and if our resources are managed the right way, things would change for the better. Nigeria would produce less criminals, and all our unemployed youths will become real patriots.
We should downplay nationhood and face reality — murderers and corrupt people must not co-habit among Nigerians.