When there is a clash between people of different tribes, the tendency is for commentators and even official interventionists to side with their own tribe or the tribe closely associated with theirs.
It is an open knowledge that on Friday March 10, the Federal government slammed the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr.
Being the folk hero that he is, there was wild jubilation in some parts of the country following the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his “medical vacation” in the United Kingdom, not least because of the uncertainties surrounding his health.
Now that in Nigeria the incidents of ethno-religiously motivated murderous rampage, lynching and other forms of mob actions against communities and individuals have become too common to trigger public shock relative to their severity, as they have also become too frequent to prompt appropriate government measures to prevent a recurrence, one wonders how on earth the country fits in with the civilized world.
Let me begin this piece by stating a fact.
Many have predicted it, a lot many more, had expected it, which is the rejection of Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nothing hampers, frustrates or delays a nation’s quest for meaningful development than having its affairs presided over by individuals who are in public office for all other reasons, but service to humanity.