Friday, March 22, 2013

CHINUA ACHEBE (1930-2013)

Photo: Chika Okeke-Agulu

The Eagle has fallen
And with it the Iroko
The mightiest of trees
In the world's forest

Campaign against Nigerian Looters of Public Funds

The organization Enough Is Enough Nigeria has launched a worldwide signature drive in support of its demand that European and American governments stop giving visas to Nigerians convicted of looting public funds. Please support this effort on the Change.Org website.  

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Presidential pardon is official jailbreak

The Nigerian government, led by President Jonathan, just granted "Presidential Pardon" to a man indicted by British authorities for financial crimes; a man who escaped from Britain disguised as a woman; a man whose criminal stench was so bad that he was impeached as a State Governor (Jonathan was his deputy and replacement), and, for the first time in Nigeria, found guilty and jailed for money laundry, embezzlement, etc. this is the character granted pardon.
What is to be done about Nigeria? That is the question. I despair to think that this criminal enterprise that masks itself as democratic government still continues to impoverish the citizenry unfettered.
Here is a perspective on this travesty of a pardon that speaks for me and millions of Nigerians:

Presidential pardon is official jailbreak