September 11, 2013
It hit them like a thunderbolt; nine ministers from the cabinet of “Baba Jona” were showed the exit route in a year that the Federal Government appeared to be more confused. Goodluck, the son of Jonathan stunned Nigerians, and they asked, whence doth he receive the idea? And some said, it is from the gods of the mountains, and others said it was from his wife within his gates. The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai, on her own part, however, put the sack behind her. She said life goes on and that she would be going back to the university to teach. “We should know that a time like this would come because if it does not, death is surely an end. I am going back to resume my job as a professor of Curriculum Studies at the Bayero University, Kano, that is where I came from on secondment”, Sure woman, she’s gone to her root, “if a journey could not be continued, at least you retrace your steps. In his remarks, the Education Minister of State, Nyesom Wike, while he was taking over, described Rufai’s exit as painful but said “when we are not in control, there is nothing we can do”, yes o, nothing you can do because na Patience be the Comptroller General…
September 12, 2013
Truly, gone are the days policemen were used like errand boys but what we see now is that they’ve grown to be the devil’s machinery, a lickspittle in the hands of political dictators. This was conspicuously displayed as the governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, in cKompany of 102 former speakers of state houses of assembly was denied entrance into the Government House, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he was duly given the Riverians mandate to occupy. His effort to persuade the team of policemen to make way for him and the visitors was futile. Even when the first citizen of the state came down from his vehicle to introduce himself, he was still not recognised. The head of the team was quoted to have said he did not take orders from “bloody civilians”, sorry, civilians I mean. If this could happen to a sitting governor, what would be the faith of a commoner? Anyway, this is one of the many dramas that had recently been acted in Rivers State with scripts from the Villa. But na drama series sha, so, na running story. After 30 minutes of heated argument, the stubborn lickspittle remained adamant and the governor had to consider an option of another route. Politics getting crazy or rather politicians playing dirty.
September 13, 2013
It was a great shock for the Peoples Democratic Party as they lost one of their best, a former minister of the federation and former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu. He died at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, at about 6pm, barely 24 hours after he returned from a vacation in the United States. His death was confirmed by the PDP State Chairman in Ondo State, Ebenezer Alabi who said he received the news with shock because they spoke extensively at 10am with jokes and plans to meet to discuss how to reposition the PDP in Ondo State. What an irony; life itself is a joke. Meanwhile, the PDP Ondo State Director of Publicity, Ayo Fadaka, said Agagu had been in good health and had also been keeping tab on party operatives after returning from vacation. As Agagu slumped and died, the trying time of the PDP continued and his death reminded all the inevitable end of man. Adieu …Olusegun Agagu, till we meet to part no more…
September 14, 2013
It was far beyond the cat and mouse game, but they themselves described it as the game of “God and Octopus”. The same sworn enemies, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and the supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, who had been in a long drawn battle over who controls the Peoples Democratic Party in the state since the political crisis began. The much aggressive minister said any attempt by Amaechi to stop President Jonathan come 2015 would be frustrated. He thus charged Riverians at the inauguration of ward and chapter executives of the Grassroots Development Initiative in Abonnema, Rivers State, not to relent in their support for Jonathan as he sent a message to Amaechi that he was not God and cannot be. Meanwhile, he asked Amaechi to leave the PDP, saying “Amaechi, pack and go, your rent has expired. You are not God and you cannot be God because your rent has expired. Therefore, pack and go”. Meanwhile, the role Wike was playing raised suspicion; he was playing the triple role of the landlord, counsel to the landlord and the potential occupant that wants a tenant to leave at all costs so that he could gain possession. But I hope he understood the tenancy law. On Amaechi’s part, his Chief of Staff, Tony Okocha reacted, “Wike is the man who is acting Octopus. He is the one who is acting God. For him to have said Amaechi and Rivers will sleep with one eye open means he is the one playing God” lobatan.
Despite all said by the Peoples Democratic Party, Ondo State Director of Publicity, Ayo Fadaka, about the state of health of the late former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu, that he was hale and hearty, the son of the former governor, FeyiAgagu, today declared that his father was hypertensive. He had a medical examination which showed that he had a little cholesterol and was hypertensive. “There is diabetes in our family, but it’s nothing major; it was just something he had been dealing with for the past 10 to 15 years, so, there was no stand out cause for his passing”. He added that his father had the usual illness that comes with age. ThanksAgagu for clearing the air, you acted like them in the western world, correct guy.
September 15, 2013
Hope 2013 for potential visitors of the United Kingdom as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg differed on his country’s new visa policy that will see some “high risk” first time visitors deposit £3,000 in bond before being given visas, a category Nigeria belonged. Clegg said his Liberal Democrat Party and its Conservative coalition partners had “differences of emphasis” on the plan, he thus vowed to block its implementation. Though it had not happen but he said he would make it happened. Meanwhile, if UK is a must go for you, continue with your daily contribution to raise the £3,000 because Clegg alone cannot do it, a tree won’t make the forest.
The Presidency told Mallam TankoIsiakuGomna, the Treasurer of the “New PDP”, this day that he can no longer eat from the national cake as long as he was against them. National cake is for friends not foes, they said. Trust Gomna, a business politician for that matter, who was threatened with the forfeiture of his company’s contracts with the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and the Federal Ministry of Works, he immediately resigned as the National Treasurer of the “rebel PDP” to save his source of income, though, he claimed he was forced to and he did that to avoid being harmed. Anyway, we heard you; it was your choice not to be remembered as a martyr.
September 16, 2013
This is confusing or the words are rather ambiguous. President Goodluck Jonathan took time to educate his people, including the “rebels” that there’s a difference between tenure elongation and re-election. He cleared the air while making a concession with the Group of Seven governors (G7).He said he averred not at anytime that he would not seek re-election, that his disposition was that he would not be a party to tenure elongation. “I did not give anybody any commitment that I won’t seek re-election”, his words. A source however disclosed that Jonathan’s body language suggested that he won’t compromise his ambition to contest in 2015, Na today?
September 17, 2013
As always, when there were issues with diverse opinions and interests, the red chamber of the National Assembly was turned to a “boxing ring” and lawmakers further established they were also skilled in boxing and not the business of law making alone. They have forgotten, according to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Tambuwal that the democracy we have at hand belongs to the entire Nigerian people. All Nigerians fought for it and some even paid the supreme price for it. But what baffled the mind was that the basis of the blow was not a national affair but just internal crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party that had led to factionalisation within the party. While the Baraje led faction thus approached the lawmakers to “brief them” on God knows what, the pro-Tukur lawmakers resolved to a “shout them down” tactics and the angry pro-Baraje lawmakers thus challenged them to a boxing bout which disrupted the day’s activities. The PDP thus decided to wash their dirty linen in the public and the result, you and I already know… anyway, Nigerians hope the PDP would grow and be more mature in handling their crisis as the largest political party in Africa, only if they still occupy the self acclaimed position o.
What a confession; President Goodluck Jonathan confessed that Nigerians encourage corruption. Sincerely, I agree with him, and being the number 1 citizen of the country, he is also not on the exemption list, most especially with the way he pardoned his former boss, DepriyeAlameseigha, who was found guilty of corruption and prosecuted accordingly. Meanwhile, he lamented that both the public and private sectors were involved in corruption but stated that he would not give out their names “so that I won’t be attacked” he said. What a fearful president, why is he afraid?
September 18, 2013
Blame it on me, not myself, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Tambuwal was quoted to have said that while he addressed the two warring Peoples Democratic Party factions in a closed door session. He said he should be held responsible for the PDP House of Representatives fracas while the Baraje team visited. He thus pleaded with the members over the incident and appealed to them to allow peace to reign in the House. A true leader takes blame and shares success but trust the Villa, reverse will be the case.
“Do I look like am close to resignation?” That was a big rhetorical question that the coordinating Minister for the economy and Minister of Finance posed before the media while she dismissed calls for her resignation by members of the Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi-led Nigeria Governors’ Forum. She said she only works with the president and for the president, thus, she ignored the Amaechi’s NGF advice. She said she would not in any way consider the advice but would rather bother herself with the economy to ensure that the economy is prudently managed rather than discussing political issues. She tried, she won’t resign because of us, and she is so concerned about the ever blooming economy of the country. “I deykampe”, Okonjo-Iweala submitted and truly she deykampe but the economy no deykampe o.
Once a comrade, always a comrade. The Comrade Governor, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State remembered where he was coming from, thus united forces with the Nigeria Labour Congress President, Abdul-Waheed Omar and several workers to protest the Senate move to remove the National Minimum Wage issue from the constitution. The protest began at about 10am from the headquarters’ of NLC through the Federal Secretariat straight to the National Assembly, with placards and inscriptions such as “Oppose a National Minimum Wage, lose workers’ votes; Do not worsen the security problems, retain minimum wage on the Exclusive List; Minimum living wage, not slave wage; stop playing politics with the lives of workers, maintain labour on the exclusive list”.
September 19, 2013
A man that says yes in the morning and says no in the evening should not be regarded as a man so goes the popular saying. But the sudden resolve of President Goodluck Jonathan in consulting with the aggrieved group of seven governors on the choice of new ministers called for concern. The tradition in the Peoples Democratic Party has been for governors to nominate candidates for ministerial positions from among whom the President picks, which is expected to be built on. Meanwhile, the President was annoyed, he changed his mind on the decision earlier taken when he robbed minds with the “I no go gree governors”. His grouse, presidential source said the seven governors visited the National Assembly with their acclaimed Chairman, Alhaji KawuBaraje which was not expected of them, thus, “they bungled the opportunity to have a say in the ministerial list”, he said. The agreement which was earlier perceived as a gentle man’s agreement thus ended up being a political agreement as things eventually fell apart.
Myth revealed that some people remain very active even at death, looking after their loved ones (living), this was probably what happened to one of the daughters of the late former President, Umaru Yar’Adua whose plotted abduction was foiled by the State Security Service (SSS). Two of the masterminds of the abduction were arrested and confessed to the crime. The duo were however identified as Hamza Abubakar and Lawrence Okoro Dennis, former inmates of Kano Central Prison. The spokesperson of the SSS, Marilyn Ogar, assured that the two suspects would be charged to court as soon as the ongoing investigations were concluded, also that the Service would leave no stone un-turned to track the fleeing suspects in order to bring them to justice. Na so your own be, special interest for rich people matter. As for the daughter of Yar’Adua, make she dey give Zakat (supplication) well o and pray for the dead
September 20, 2013
In an operation which motive was uncertain to Nigerians, the Army authorities and the State Security Service confirmed that eight persons were shot dead in an uncompleted building behind the National Assembly Quarters in Apo, Zone E, Abuja. The security agencies confirmed that it was an operation against Boko Haram sect members but survivors denied that. They claimed innocent. While others alleged that the attack was masterminded by the owner of the building, who they said had strong connections in government, adding that it was done to force them out of the premises. Whichever way, the incident however sent panic to members of the National Assembly staying in that environment as they temporarily relocated with their families. Some said the victims were majorly homeless labourers and commercial tricycle riders, mostly from the Northern parts of the country and they used to pay N200 per week to the security guard manning the duplex. Meanwhile, the security operative was not on duty when the security agents struck. “We did not suspect them to be Boko Haram members because many people in the neighbourhood have had contact with them in one way or the other,” a source said. But still, I think the security agents should do their proper findings and release sincere and genuine information so that Nigerians will not be left speculating. On the part of the occupants of the building, the owner of the apartment has every right to evict them since they were not his tenants, they should have complied. Either way, the powerful former military officer owner of the building should not have flexed muscle too, at least on compassionate ground, human lives are at stake here, where is the value for it?
And the evictions continued from President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet. This time around, the victims were the Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Mrs Joy Emordi, and the Special Adviser on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, Dr. Tunji Olagunju. Their sack was made known by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, who signed a statement that was issued to that effect. It was however, noted in that statement that their “relieved appointments” was with immediate effect. So, who’s next?
September 21, 2013
This is unheard of, “Application for lifting of suspension”, that is supposed to be the title of an application that was expected to be written by the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, to the Dr. Bamanga Tukur led National Executive Council before his suspension from the Peoples Democratic Party could be lifted. Though, it was not part of the agreement reached when the G7 met with President Jonathan and the leadership of the PDP. But reverse was later the case, the party, which spoke through its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Abdullahi Jalo, said that only the NEC could decide Amaechi’s fate. Further that Bamanga Tukur led PDP was not averse to making peace with all aggrieved members but that the decision to suspend Amaechi was not taken by an individual, thus, he concluded that the embattled governor also had a role to play in speeding up the process by writing to Tukur, requesting for his suspension to be lifted. What a humiliation. Meanwhile, the never say die governor reacted through one of his lieutenants, Mr. Tony Okocha, Chief of Staff, Government House. “He would not write such an application. It’s a booby trap that nobody will want to fall for, given what we know the PDP for. The PDP does not stick to agreement”, he submitted with a compliment.
September 22, 2013
The Academic Staff Union of Universities extended aggression to the National Universities Commission today. ASUU, in the words of its University of Ibadan Chapter Chairman, Dr. Olusegun Ajiboye, accused the body of not bringing improvement to the standard of education in the country, it faulted its way of accreditatios which was said were enmeshed in controversies, and alleged that NUC being headed by Prof. Julius Okojie has done the country more harm than good and thus called on the National Assembly that it should be scrapped. “Nigerians are calling for dismantling of an omnibus body that has done the country more harm than good”, Ajiboye said. As for me, I can understand, a hungry man is an angry man.
September 23, 2013
President Goodluck Jonathan, at lunch with some Nigerian professionals in New York, United States, turned a disciple, and he preached peace and urged Nigerians at the event to drop do-or-die politics and allow him to concentrate on his core mandate of governance as if those in attendance were the ones distracting him here in Nigeria. Abi he misplaced them for the “New PDP”. He preached better than John the Baptist, as a matter of fact, no Pastor Adeboye could do better, to the extent that the technocrats were seeing themselves as politicians. The philosophical Jonathan said “No matter how you feel about the political situation, consider the interest of your country first before yourself. If you are struggling to enter a house, you must not put dynamite to destroy the house. By the time you get there, there will be no house for you to stay. So, first and foremost, we must collectively build our country. Don’t bother about who is there now because power is transient, very very temporary”, Prophet Pastor Jonathan said. Anyway, you don hear now o, turn by turn na so life be.
Just like the boss, Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi caught members of the state executive council unawares, as he dissolved the council. The governor, in an 11-minute briefing, thanked all the cabinet members for their contribution to his administration but expressed displeasure over leakages of confidential reports from government quarters. Now, you should understand. The governor was quoted to have said he expected members to fully comply with the oath of office they swore to, but was disappointed as a result of the conduct of some of them.
September 24, 2013
The Peoples Democratic Party did not stop to surprise many as each step the party took appeared to be a beginning of another drama. It was no news that there was crisis in the Anambra State chapter of the party, due to divergent choices of candidature. The EjikeOguebego’s faction of the PDP in Anambra State, elected Chief Andy Uba as the party’s candidate while the National Working Committee recognised Ken Emeakayi’s faction which produced Mr. Tony Nwoye as the flag bearer of the party come November 16, 2013 governorship election in the state. This development attracted the intervention of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. But there appeared even bigger hurdles. One of the governorship aspirants, Prince Nicholas ChukwujekwuUkachukwu, secured another court injunction restraining the two warring governorship candidates from parading themselves as PDP candidates in the November 16 election in the state. And finally, the alarm blew as the Independent National Electoral Commission listed Ukachukwu as the PDP candidate for the same election. INEC position was made known in a comprehensive list that was signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu. “For the PDP, the Commission resolved to list Nicholas ChukwujekwuUkachukwu as the governorship candidate in accordance with the latest order as delivered by the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, in Suit No. FHC/PHC/CS/296/2013-Nicholas ChukwujekwuUkachukwu vs. Dr. Tony Nwoye & 3 Ors. So, which way to go Anambrarian PDP?
September 25, 2013
“Go and sin no more” Justice Ayotunde Philips, Chief Judge of Lagos State, told 119 prison inmates that were awaiting trial at the Kirikiri Maximum and Medium Security Prisons, as they were set free. Some of them had been awaiting trial for 13 years, and their offences ranged from minor to capital. The justice hoped this would help to decongest the prisons but I hoped they’ve learnt their lessons and not to increase crime rate in the society and he encouraged the inmates not to return to prison and make a mockery of their release. I pray they make good use of their second chance,they must be born again or else they go back to Maximum and Medium.
Not like that of our Christ because it took three whole months, Abubakar Shekau, Leader of the Boko Haram sect, who was believed to have been killed after a shootout with the Nigerian military resurrected. Shekau miraculously returned to life, as he spoke on tape, boasting his invicibility and threatened to ground democracy in Nigeria. In the video, Shekau debunked earlier claims by the Nigerian military that he died from gunshot wounds on August 19, 2013, he thus said that the world should know that he could not die except by the will of Allah. No wonder the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku said the federal government reserved comment on Shekau’s acclaimed death.
Another feat was achieved by the operatives of State Security Service today as the dreaded kidnap kingpin, Kelvin Ibruvwe was arrested. The SSS operatives announced that Kelvin was arrested at an undisclosed hotel in the Garden City of Port Harcourt at about 3:25am after the federal government dispatched a special security squad to smoke him out of his hideout; due to the 60 day ultimatum he gave the government, so federal government no like threat… His arrest however, led to a serious gun battle between his supporters and security operatives in his hometown, kokori, Delta State. The people there were said to be his strength and believe in his struggle which they opined is for emancipation, so criminals too dey get fans. Meanwhile, there was heavy presence of armed security forces in his hometown. Anyway, the security agents did this well but I hope it will be different from the approach given to the case of Clifford Orji, Nigerians dey watch o.
September 26, 2013
Correct… things are not getting better at all, this matter just dey go from worse to worst on daily basis. The leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers, in a solidarity act has vowed to ground both primary and secondary schools in the country if the federal government fails to resolve its feud with the Academic Staff Union of Universities as soon as possible. In the statement of the union president, Michael Olukoya, he said though primary and secondary schools just resumed from vacation, but NUT would not hesitate to send the children back home until the federal government honoured the agreement reached with the lecturers. “At this point, we wish to register our strong solidarity and sympathy with our professional brothers in the universities, in their struggle not just for improved condition of service but for the return of quality education in the universities through appropriate funding and provision of infrastructural facilities. We also sympathise with our students in these universities who are at the receiving end of this unending conflict of two titans, ASUU and federal government. The current struggle of ASUU is most nationalistic, patriotic and self-sacrificing” Olukoya said. Solidarity to sure; Aluta continua…
Does this surprise you at all? If it does, you are a learner. A report by a committee of the United States House of Representatives has linked the fundamentalist Islamist sect, Boko Haram, to al Shabaab, the terror group that carried out the September 21 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya. The committee described Boko Haram as a “hardened and sophisticated terror network” and it wrote that the world is coming to know more about Boko Haram; their intentions, what they are capable of, and who is supporting them. Enn, tick says the clock, what you have to say, say quick, we are listening. But for their link with al Shabaab, birds of a feather flock together.
September 27, 2013
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, GodsdayOrubebe, said N141 billion would be required to complete the East-West Road project in 2014. Orubebe disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Uyo after the joint National Assembly Committee on Niger Delta Affairs paid an oversight visit to the project sites. “What is required to complete the road is N141 billion; that is what is expected for us to inject in the project to complete the East-West road. Once we have that, we will be able to complete the road very well”. Hmmnn…Can you feel the tone? That is what you get when they talk about money; they raise your hope and make promises. But this won’t happen without another deficit as he said “due to the funding constraint within the government, the ministry had to request for a loan of N50 billion from the African Development Bank. The loan would be ready anytime from now and when we inject that into the financial plan, I think we would be working toward delivering the road”, Sweet words. However, he stressed the ministry’s desire to complete and deliver the road in December 2014. “Liar, it can’t be possible”, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. James Manager who led the delegation to the project sites said that delivering the road in 2014 would be unrealistic. He realised that the words of the minister were too sweet and far from reality which was perceived as intoxicating due to the money involved, he thus told the Niger Delta people not to raise their hope on the given deadline. He said “I am not a civil engineer anyway, but from what I saw on ground, I think we will be talking about December 2015”, shey you dey hear?
September 28, 2013
Tragedy struck as a boat overloaded with passengers and goods travelling on the Niger River in central Nigeria capsized, killing 42 people with 100 others missing. The boat, with an estimated 150 people on board split into two after setting off from Malilli village in Niger State. Mohammed Shaba, head of the State Emergency Management Agency described it as the worst accident to hit the state in recent years, “We are going to learn from this, the vessel was packed with far too many traders as well as the goods they acquired”, he said. What a way to learn, but they won’t be there to correct their mistakes, life no get duplicate.
What a confession, but what good will it do the Abiola family or the pro June 12 campaigners now. Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida said after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election he wanted the late business mogul, Chief Moshood Abiola, to head the interim government, but however claimed that his colleagues in the Armed Forces Ruling Council, the country’s highest decision making body, opposed the choice of Abiola to head the council but rather agreed to accept him as a member of the council, what an insult. Further that Abiola himself blew the whole thing up, as his other attempt to ensure that he eventually emerged as the head of the government even if he came in as a member was thwarted by him. Another revelation was that he claimed to have contributed to the campaign fund of the late business icon. Anyway, Abiola was not around to react to all these claims that were contained in a book, “Ibrahim Babangida: The Military, Politics and Power in Nigeria, written by Dan Agbese, but I hope they see soon for response and follow up claims. We no go dey there though…
September 29, 2013
As if we were at war; a bloody weekend, it was when the fundamentalist Islamist sect, Boko Haram, struck Yobe and Borno states, killing over 54 innocent Nigerians. This was out of the ordinary as those killed were students of the School of Agriculture, Guijba in Yobe State. Information made available indicated that 36 of the students were killed with swords and knives in a gruesome manner while others were shot dead as they attempted to scamper to safety. The heart hardened insurgents also set the school buildings on fire as they retreated after the attack. While they left several families in a sorrow mood. Somebody should please tell them in their language that they should stop imitating God; nemesis will surely catch up with them. The government may be slow about this but the wrath of God is unavoidable. President Goodluck Jonathan however, expressed depression by the continued attacks of the insurgents on innocent people and he misplaced words to console the families of the victims. “Today, you will agree with me that if you are wearing my shoes, what courage would you have to stand here before Nigerians, to the parents of these young people, our future leaders”, Jonathan said. Anyway, we seek actions not words; you may keep your words, dear brother.
September 30, 2013
“Nigeria at 53: No message of hope for Nigerians Yet”, no be me talk am, na ASUU. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for criticising the strike by the university teachers thus, the criticism continues… In a statement by Dr. Olusegun Ajiboye, ASUU Chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter, he said the president was politicising the ASUU strike, saying it was unfortunate for the president to treat the sector with such ‘hatred and disfavour’. Talking about politicising, what do you expect, Baba Jona is a politician so, stop being a learner? “ASUU members are not politicians. When ASUU members risked their lives to conduct free and fair elections in 2011, they were not referred to as politicians. Now that they are fighting for universities, they have become politicians. We reject that position; we believe that that position is not correct and it does not represent our motive”, Dr. Ajiboye said. For Jonathan, that one na ‘tales by moonlight’, inside him he answer say being part of a free and fair elections is obligatory and if you vote na franchise you exercise…
Come see silly boys, they already see Daniel Ohikhena as a role model, they’ve forgotten that the path Taiwo walked successfully may lead to Kenny’s end; short sighted kids. Lateef Popoola, 13, Amadi Joshua 14, and UkpabioOnyedikachi, 14, were arrested at different times at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, for allegedly attempting to illegally board a plane and travel out of Nigeria. The three kids were however handed over to their parents by the Commissioner of Police for the command, SalahuWaheed, who said the boys should be rehabilitated just like Daniel. “The airport is not a place that you can just come and travel. There are formalities. We don’t want to see these children again,” he warned.