I am a citizen of my nation, a nation always eager to forgive. This is a nation that offers forgiveness even when it is not asked. Mine is a deceived nation, sold the counterfeit religion in which it gloats. The messages coming from the pulpits of many religious congregations are adulterated. Nigeria is made drunk from spiked religious wine. Wrong theology has made us inured to evil and hateful of reason. Many of my people believe that reason is antithetical to true religion. But reasoning is the path to true knowledge of true religion. “Come and let us reason together” is a phrase common in true religion. I call on Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to come along with me on this journey of reason.
Last July, shortly after the horrific Dana Air crash that killed over a hundred Nigerians, I did a piece titled “Murder Incorporated”. The thrust of the piece was that the government ought to take the larger blame for the incident. Why? Because ours is a country of “anything goes”.
The report of the Federal Government Committee on Needs Assessment of Nigerian Public Universities has revealed that most public universities are experiencing what it described as a manpower crisis. In addition, they suffer from severe infrastructural deficit. These challenges provide a major explanation for the poor showing of Nigerian universities in the global ranking of universities.
The Nigerian church, most especially the religious leaders who oversee them are not quite known for being in the spotlight. It is therefore, surprising to have witnessed in the last couple of weeks and most recently, series of disturbing news emanating from both local and foreign tabloids on some Nigerian religious leaders and the church they control.
For his part, Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State is away in the United States for 52 days now for what officials said was his “accumulated vacation.”
Mr. Olisa gbakoba has filed a Fundamental Rights Class Action against the Federal Republic of Nigeria for himself and on behalf of the South East Zone on grounds of discrimination pursuant to Section 42 of the 1999 Constitution. This action was by Originating Summons supported by an affidavit of 99 paragraphs and a statement.