Recents events on the political front in Nigeria indicate that parliament and the executive are still struggling to cooperate and serve the collective interests of Nigerians. This is not healthy for democracy and national development, says Linus Unah.
Ahmad’s victory reinforces the mantra of change that is sweeping the continent, resulting in the displacement of old leaders whose constituency has grown tired of their continued mismanagement.
The conviction of Bala James Ngilari, a former governor of Adamawa state in Nigeria, by the Yola high court, presided over by Justice Nathan Musa, might portend an end to the common belief that most senior government officials can misappropriate public funds without any accompanying punishment.
Despite his pledge to halt medical tourism in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has sought medical assistance in the United Kingdom for the second time since he took office in May 2015. Nigerians spend more than USD1 billion a year on medical tourism, and Buhari’s recent trip to the UK for vacation and medical screening is grave testimony to the inadequacies of health care and facilities in Nigeria