Sunday, 28 July 2013


This country called Nigeria is indeed the pride of Africa, because of its size, its level of civilization and prosperity make her indeed an enviable nation. The nation has achieved so much in a number of ways and areas but it is not at all pleasing to see that the nation continues to suffer leadership problem.
The political history has it that the military took the nation hostage and remained in power over the years until in 1999 when Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,emerged as the 4th Republic President. In 1979 it was Alhaji Shehu Shagari that emerged Nigeria's president. This shows that in the military and in democracy it had always been the North until Obasanjo broke the chain of Northern leadership and ruled for eight years. Today, as God would have it, we have President Goodluck Jonathan the first man from the South-South, the Niger Delta and the Ijaw land to occupy the position.
From the genesis of political relationship the people of the Niger Delta  especially the Ijaws had an unwritten agreement to work together. The honest people across Nigeria cannot deny what the Chief Okilos, the Chief Dappa-Biriyes and others of Dr. Jonathan stock did for especially the North and others in politics.From every area we look at it, President is qualified to go for his second term in office and that cannot be contended because it is the position of the Constitution of our country.
Apart from the Constitutional provision, Dr. Jonathan has also endeared himself to the people of the nation as a performing President of Nigeria who deserves second tenure mandate. Space is not enough to highlight the achievements of the president except to say that he has done quite a lot, for the peace and prosperity of the nation.
President Goodluck Jonathan is a God fearing leader on a mission, a mission to reposition.  What we need do is to support his administration and give our mandate in 2015 so that he will consolidate on the gains of democracy. And sincerely speaking, President Jonathan will be one of the best Presidents of this country. President Jonathan truly deserves a second tenure in office. UP NIGERIA.         y

Monday, 15 July 2013


It is not untrue that the people of Bayelsa have traveled far and near to understand or know how road construction and drainages have transformed many communities in interior places to urban status and celebrated cities in Africa and in the world. Bayelsa State  created in 1996 by General Sani Abacha  is should have become a better place by now if development go side by side with a good and modern drainage system. It is aufully disappointing that the roads being constructed even by the self acclaimed construction giant Julius Berger are without any drainage and that has made Bayelsan communities to continue to be flooded at the fall of rains.
The so called Post Flood Management Committee set up by the Restoration Governor,Hon. Seriake Dickson, led by the former governorship aspirant, Chief Francis Doukpola has not come out with any practical idea or action to assuage the threate of flood and the devastation for which many have fallen victim. The  over one billion naira that was presumed to have been inherited by the Doukpola Committee from the late Azazi led committee has not been seen on any reasonable investment in the area of a visible drainage work.
This situation had kept landlords and tenants having unwarranted misunderstandings when the Post Flood Management Committee which responsibility it is to clear the drains and or build drainages in the city and carnalize shallow creeks and also to dredge our rivers to create space to accomodate enough water to avoid flood in our environment. The Post Flood Committee should be proactive and not just seat in office to receive allowances and or share monies without visible work by the committee.