MasterwebNews 16/12/15 - Nigeria is in deep trouble: The challenge for President Buhari/APC Government

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. C. K. Ekeke reports ] - Nigeria is in deep trouble. This is the time for a strong leader to unify Nigerians in order to confront these challenges that are brewing in the country. 

Here are some of the crises and serious challenges facing the nation presently:

1.      Massive political corruption:  Nigeria’s arms bazaar as correctly penned by Eric Osagie on December 14, 2015 issue of Sun Newspapers. An arms bazaar that has implicated nearly 20 top government personnel and personalities including the seating president.

2.      Visionless and coward leadership of President Buhari/APC government – targeting and witch-hunting only political foes, while lots of people around him are very corrupt – including ex-governor Amaechi who stole Rivers State dry to sponsor Buhari's presidential election in 2014 – not to mention ex-governors Fashola, Tinubu, etc.

3.      Boko haram daily massacres in north-east: a radical Islamic sect that has been correctly named as the most deadly terrorist group in the world that is fighting for a Caliphate north in Nigeria.  This group has the full support of ISIS, al-Qaeda, weapons and financial sponsorship from top northern politicians and some Arab nations.

4.      Pro Biafra movement agitating for the release of radio Biafra director, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and secession from Nigeria. This group has been accused of terrorism and political motivated.  This group is just tired of marginalization, oppression and status of third class citizens in Nigeria.  By the way, those who accuse Mr. Nnamdi Kanu of terrorism should read this report copied below and judge for themselves those who are the true terrorists in Nigeria – groups, sects and those that have accumulated weapons from foreign sources waiting for the right time to use it. I’m not defending the radio Biafra leader in any way.  He may have pleaded for money to buy weapons while addressing the WIC convention in California – but there is no evidence that he and his IPOB group have weapons any where.  His continued detention by President Buhari/DSS has heightened his profile as a freedom fighter and secessionist leader.

5.      Niger Delta militant group (MEND), etc., agitating for autonomy and management of their crude oil resources and polluted land.

6.      Fulani herdsmen kidnapping and killing rampage in Kogi, Plateau, Ekiti, and other north-western states.

7.      Army/Shiite Islamic movement of Nigeria clash and Zaria carnage.  The Shiites Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by a radical Iranian trained Shia theologian, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky accused of assassination attempt against the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.  The army retaliated by firing into the compound of Sheikh Zakzaky – killing and wounding several family members and adherents.  And now Iranian government has summoned the Nigerian Ambassador in Tehran to protest against deadly clashes between Shia Muslims in Zaria and the army. Iranian people are also protesting in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Tehran. Also thousands of Nigerian Shia Muslims are staging protests in Kano and Bauchi.
8.      And finally, collapsed and comatose economy.  We are reading from the president, finance minister and economic team that Nigerians should prepare for hardship in 2016.  Crude oil is projected by OPEC to fall to $27 per barrel in 2016 – unless the crisis in Middle East – Syria, Iraq, Libya, etc. improves.   Petrol in Nigeria to sell for 97 Naira per liter from the current 87 Naira per liter. More hardship the economic team and president are telling Nigerians – amid all these crises brewing in Nigeria – not excluding, however, massive youth unemployment, rampant arm robbery and daily kidnapping in SE/SS.


Is this the beginning of the demise of Nigeria as forecasted by the U.S. intelligence?  Who can redirect the nation of Nigeria before things get out-of-hand? 

This is the time for creative, courageous and compassionate leadership.

I remain optimistic.

C. K. Ekeke, PhD., M.Div.
Author, Consultant & Leadership Lecturer
*Photo Caption - Dr. C. K. Ekeke
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