I couldn’t write the week of the incident because I was traumatised. In Khartoum on the 12th of last month I browsed through the social media and read that there was a skirmish between soldiers and the Muslim Brotherhood in Zaria. I initially thought it was the routine brushes between the group and members of the Nigerian security forces.
In Nigeria today, the atmosphere is charged.
In its desperation to come back to life, the PDP is already making a huge political capital out of President Buhari’s international travels which by all intents and purposes are geared towards reintegrating Nigeria into the comity of nations after massive political and administrative failures that almost brought the country to its knees under the very poor political brinkmanship of the PDP.
Last Sunday was profound in the annals of Nigerian politics when Prince Abubakar Audu, the erstwhile governorship candidate of the APC in Kogi elections answered the call of nature by succumbing to the clutches of death just when he was about to take a third slot as the governor of Kogi State, a state which he presided over twice and in fact was its first civilian leader.
Last week Wednesday November 11, the president named you as the minister of education of the republic, a portfolio that in my view is the number one posting given the literacy and general level of education in Nigeria.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has prognosticated a possible economic recession in 2016.
Finally the Federal Executive Council was inaugurated by swearing-in of 36 ministers by President Buhari on Wednesday November 10.