The recent warning by the Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, that any use of military might to force Jammeh out office in The Gambia could have dire consequences for the country and the West African sub-region was a well- intentioned intervention.
The year 2016 ended on a bang for Buhari after a sluggish and uninspiring start for the government.
This piece was motivated by two inter-related developments: the first is the furore caused by several corruption allegations against some top officials of the Buhari government and the reported directive by the President to the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate the involvement of any top government official accused of any wrong-doing.
This piece was motivated by the apparently growing disillusionment with the Buhari government, especially on his handling of the economy.
In garden talks and beer parlour political conversations, one often constantly hears one side charging the other: “Please let’s put sentiments aside and be patriotic here”.
Several of the ideas that flow from On War, the unfinished masterpiece of the 19th century Prussian general, Carl von Clausewitz, remain relevant today and could be applied in the analysis of any return on investment model (ROI).
The recent request from President Buhari for legislative authorization for an external borrowing of almost $39bn is a sharp reminder that history truly moves in circles and that human memories are short.