Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Following the directives by His Excellency, the Commander-in- Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan, that all the detained women in connection with terrorist charges be released in furtherance of the Federal Government of Nigeria position in response to requests by its Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Reconciliation, the Defence Headquarters has kick-started the process of releasing of a number of persons being held in -related to terrorist activities across the northern part of the country. According to the Director of Defense Communication, Brig. Gen Chris Olukolade, thePresident's directives have been passed to the field units and the Joint Task Force. The suspected terrorists will be released to their states governors who will further carry out rehabilitation programmes before these suspected terrorists can be released to their respective community leaders and relations. Here is Gen Chris Olukolade's full statement: “Consequent upon the directives of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the Defence Headquarters will be releasing from detention a number of persons being held in connection with terrorist activities. “The move is in furtherance of the Federal Government position in response to requests by the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Reconciliation. The measure which is in line with Presidential magnanimity to enhance peace efforts in the country will result in freedom for suspects including all women under custody.” The Defence spokesman added: “Details of the directives and those to benefit from this gesture have been communicated to field units and the Joint Task Force. “The beneficiaries will be released to the state governors who will be involved in further rehabilitation before these suspects are released to their respective community leaders/relations.” What do you make of this development? Would the government's dual or double-approach stance on its pursuit against terrorism enhance the amnesty programme it embarks upon and proffer a lasting solution to the insecurity challenges facing the country? Is this a step in the right direction?

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

ACN is a shame to this country! Can't they ever keep quiet when not knowing what to say? All those criticising President Goodluck Jonathan for declaring a state of emergency in the volatile states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are real enemies of this country. It's very sad and unfortunate that these disgruntled people would do nothing to help proffer solution to the insecurity problems rocking the northern parts of the country butto sit down and attack and criticise destructively the administration of his presidency with no just justification. If he does this, they'd attack; does that, they'd criticise and when he doesn't, yet this bunch of confusionists would still find something to condemne him. I wonder what then this sect of individuals really wants for Nigeria!

Florent Malouda has finally been given freedom to leave Chelsea. The French midfielder was excluded from Chelsea 25 man squad for 2012-13 season and was even banned from training or changing with Chelsea's first team training camp at Cobham. But later on February, the midfielder who waspart of the Blues's squad that won their first Champions League ever, hit out at Chelsea for banishing him to the club's youth team that Chelsea action was an attempt to break him down mentally. It's not clear whether any Europe's titles holders (clubs) will still have interest in a player who has not seen a competitive game for a year now. But as a Chelsea fan, I wish him all the best! What do you make of this?

Life is full of surprises, sometimes it works according to your plans, sometimes it doesn't. Some eat in basins but look like sticks while some just take the bites but look as if they're going to explode within seconds. Why do you want to kill yourself for nothing? It might not be your turn today doesn't mean that your turn will never come...God knows how He does it. That's nature for you! Good morning and have a good day friends!

Monday, 22 April 2013