Not too long ago when MTV was still mildly entertaining, they had a great show called Celebrity Deathmatch
. In naija we now have our own real life version of the show called Political Deathmatch.
In the far corner is the embattled VP - Atiku (aka oko jennifer
) , his opponent is the president - obj (aka baba iyabo
the story so far,
Round one, EFCC
submits damning report on Atiku
Round two, Obj sends efcc report to the senate, recommending Atiku is impeached.
Round three, Atiku strikes back in true naija style ('you tarka me i daboh you'
), claiming obj too is corrupt and they both 'shared' the loot
Both parties are taking no prisoners and its going to be a fight to finish
Trust Reuben Abati he has an interesting piece on the whole saga called 'A Bolekaja Presidency'http://odili.net/news/source/2006/sep/15/2.htmlhttp://odili.net/news/source/2006/sep/17/10.html
The news that the military lost 8 major generals
in the Dornier 228
plane that crashed near Obudu, raises a lot of questions as regards to why so many of the military top brass travelled on the same flight.
Apart from making the plane an obvious target for the many groups that have grudges against the military, it shows a complete lack of awareness of basic security precautions. A company i worked for had a policy where no more than 2 directors could travel on the same flight. It was actually for insurance purposes but it made absolute sense as it safeguards the future of the company.
The Nigerian military obviously doesn't understand the concept of not putting all your eggs in one basket. God help us all if we have to rely on them in a state of war...