Tuesday, June 13, 2006

On the March Again

Today is June 12 - (You have to bear with me, I started writing this yesterday but didn’t finish it until late at night, and I could not upload it from home. I had to do that this morning on getting to the office. I was about laying my excuse for not completing it on time at the feet of workload, but that isn’t in order with my moral fibre. So, I’ll tell you the truth, it was due to sheer laziness… yeah… I get the lazy feeling sometimes….but I had to shake it off and attend to important matters like this blog..)

Well, this day is being marked as Democracy day in some states of the country in commemoration of the June 12, 1993 elections that many Nigerians acclaim was won by Aare Moshood Kashimawo Abiola and the freest and fairest elections ever held in Nigeria, but was annulled by the ruling military government headed by the Evil Genius himself, our very own Maradona, General Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida.

The ordinary Nigerian will never know what went on in the powerhouses of the country and their very reason for denying Nigerians the anticipated ruling era of that one in a million business mogul, Chief Abiola a.k.a MKO.

I remember as a young school girl the Television campaigns that ran on almost all the relevant TV stations in the country. And there was one that was the most popular with a song that goes thus:

On the march again (2x)
Nigeria on the march again
Looking for the man to rule (not too sure of this line)
On the march again
MKO, looking is our man oh (2x)

And now June 12, 2006 we are on the march again, looking for the man to rule this blessed country, endowed north, south, east, and west with everything a country can ever wish and pray to God for. We have vast human, natural and material resources which we have left untendered or mismanaged.

We have several candidates lined up and bidding for our vote, reeling out the same lines we have always heard in inauguration speeches in the days when military governments were toppling existing military and civilian governments and recently, when civilians start to campaign for elections.

We are tired of these same old stories. We have only heard words, and as the words increased, we saw fatter bellies, bigger cars, more houses, more trips abroad, more parties and in many of the instances, more wives and concubines.

I just did another analytical thinking session about the unhidden shameful lifestyles of these politicians and do you know that for every Senator, House of Representatives member, state governor, Local Government Chairman, the President and his political appointees and all their allies that dramatically transform into billionaires and multi-millionaires on assumption of office reflects the billions and millions of naira that are siphoned away from their supposedly primary purpose - providing for social developmental needs of the average Nigerian.

We are on the march again and we have to decide what kind of leaders we want for ourselves as Nigerians this time around. You and I can make an effort at deciding that. Simply cast your vote for the woman/man (did those words flow in your mind? Better let them if they did not or else…….) you would want to commit the fate of 120million Nigerians and that of generations unborn to her/his hands. Please don’t waste your vote on candidates that will bribe you and pay us poverty in return.

Your vote counts!!!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Femi Fani Kayode: The Guru-Playa

I know that by now, our own efficient, promising, uncanny, adept and scheming Femi Fani Kayode will be most glad and shining his teeth (I think I can remember them being very fine and matching his handsome face .......not falling for them, just trying to be nice actually) all over town now and mostly around the Aso villa just in case those who have not fallen for his charm will get another chance to do just that.

Anyways, I'm now getting very interested in Femi Fani Kayode's professional and/or political ambition. I can remember watching this weekly Television programme where he is interviewed by some presenter and he answers every question in profound praises for the Obasanjo administration like he was paid to do it.

I knew my thoughts of him being paid or expecting to be paid for appearing on TV and opening his mouth praising Obasanjo administration without thinking of the words before speaking them was very correct when I saw his name as a Special Assistance to the President.

And now, when I thought his ‘professional fees’ had been fully paid by Baba, I was completely wrong, Femi Fan Kayode still needs to enjoy more of Nigeria’s national cake for his gallant support of President Obasanjo and guess what his ‘professional fees’ are this time,…….Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

What kind of Minster would Mr. Femi Fani Kayode make, a man that is not sure of where he belongs, one minute he was a resolute Obasanjo critic, the next minute he speaks of Obasanjo as if he is as flawless as God. One thing I know for certain is that he is not a man of his person, he is a sycophant and I am sure this is no alien news to any Nigerian.

I think even the Nigerian Senate agrees with me that he is somewhat of a clown, if not, why would there be laughter in the Senate’s chamber and public gallery when his name was mentioned as a ministerial nominee?

I look forward to his performance as a Minister if he is eventually cleared by the Senate and I am sure he will do well in serving jokes since he must have learnt more than enough of it from Baba.

As for me, I strongly recommend Femi Fani Kayode as a Guru-Player, and I will refer every man or woman interested in playing games with hearts, politics, profession, etc. etc. to the master himself, the GURU-Player, Mr. Femi Fani Kayode.

A brief google search on the name Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode and this was what I dug out from the first search page:

From http://aristocratism.blogspot.com/2006/01/femi-fani-kayode-is-chukwumerije-and.html
Now, we have Femi Fani-kayode. A relatively unknown lawyer- whose only qualification for the appointment of Special Assistant to the Very Special assistant- who is also assisting another is being the son of a politician and former deputy premier of the old Western region- Remi Fani-kayode. Whether the president has given the Herculean task of cleaning his Augean Stable to Femi Fani-kayode, Nigerians don't know. But, what we do know is that this Femi Fani-kayode, is rude and he is going to destroy whatever image is left of Obasanjo's regime, if he is not remove from assisting the special assistant.

Recently, Femi fani-Kayode added Prof. Wole Soyinka to his list of those who are not qualified to voice out their opinion on national issues or criticise his boss. .........This same Femi fani-kayode five years ago, never saw anything good with Obasanjo's government and he wrote in the Comet Newspaper, March 18, 2001, titled "Obasanjo May End in Utter Disaster and Shame" in which, amongst many things, he derided Obasanjo for his messianic pretensions.

From: http://www.gamji.com/article5000/NEWS5460.htm

The utterances of Femi Fani Kayode require reflection because they do not seem to come from a person that has received good education and professional training as a government image maker. Furthermore, he lacks sense of democracy that gives citizens the right to self-expression. One will not be surprised because having been recruited by Obasanjo, his assignments must be nasty and devoid of decorum. The venom he spat on Gowon would have been ignored not for the fact that Gowon has to be commended and in doing so reference to Mr. Kayode’s utterances is necessary. His major criticisms of Gowon are that Gowon was not asked for advice on third term bid; that Gowon lacks the right to attack Obasanjo on third term bid because he did not hand over power willingly; and that Obasanjo did not say to any one that he is going for a third term. As an anti-climax, however, he said he respects Gowon because it was him that held Nigeria together!!! These utterances are a reflection of the caliber of people we live within the corridors of power. The statements are simplistic, na├»ve, idiotic and simply deceitful. No one but his cronies trusts Obasanjo. Thus, the more he swears about a thing, the less it is accepted. This is because of loss of confidence resulting from Obasanjo’s damaged reputation. Currently, Fani Kayode is further compounding the government’s unpopularity.

From: http://www.nigeriancp.net/aremu.html
In fact, Obasanjo as the leader of the members of the institute has carefully picked candidates he is nurturing to further destroy the country. If this is not so, how can one explain the immediate response of unpatriotic and jackass called Femi Fani-Kayode to constructive criticism of Dangiwa?

From: http://nigeriaworld.com/board/viewtopic.php?p=21632&sid=50aa253539492f43a6e35139abc8c94c
This was one of the most brilliant of my results

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Femi Fani-Kayode. I am an ass. I am employed by and am at the service of President Olusegun Obasanjo. In many ways, I am like my father. Long before I came to Aso Rock, I was a fierce critic of my boss and have had reasons to abuse him. Heck, I may have done so without good reasons. Still, he gave me my current job. Today, I am in charge of abusing distinguished Nigerians -- spewing invectives at giants like Professors Achebe, Soyinka and their likes. In addition, it is my duty to deride former presidents and heads of state like the amiable Dr. Yakubu Gowon. You see, my oga is feeble-heated and so I say the things he is afraid to say, do the things he is afraid to do. He is a closet-coward, you know. In other words, I am his attack dog -- a rabid dog with rabies.

You can also check out this page which was recommended by Omoruyi Osagiede http://allafrica.com/stories/200606080523.html

I am not a woman of too many words, but you can see or know who Femi fani-Kayode is in Nigerians' minds.............