Monday, 24 December 2012

CANARY EDITORIAL: Mujahid Dokubo Asari as a‘BAD MARKET’ for Nigeria's Niger Delta

Left: Oronto Douglas (SA to President Jonathan on  Strategy) Right: REFORMED Niger Delta Militant Asari Dokubo

We have a STREET STATEMENT in Nigeria it is called "BAD MARKET" Mujahid Dokubo Asari is fast becoming an atrociously BAD MARKET for a civilized people like the Ijaws and the entire people of the Niger Delta.

With the amazing availability of bright and tactical people, it appears the Niger Delta may have settled for Allahji Dokubo as the official spokesperson and troubleshooter of the region, but he’s making a very bad job of it.

Dokubo appears determined to alienate more people from his kinsman the President and seems happy with the notorious attention he’s getting in the media.

Dokubo should know the President would need more than votes from the Niger Delta to be re elected in 2015 (If he decides to run).
Beyond election President Jonathan needs a stable atmosphere to implement his policies (That is if he’s got any).

If Dokubo as an insider and a self acclaimed insider of Jonathan’s inner caucus (until recently) is aware of corruption and gratuitous practices within the Jonathan government, he should bring specific details to the public.

Dokubo’s Niger Delta got more allocation from the Federal Government under Jonathan than any other government. Dokubo can help NAME AND SHAME contractors and Niger Delta sons and daughters who appear to have diverted it into private pockets.

If Dokubo does not rein Dokubo in he would be stunned at how BAD a MARKET he’s turning out to be.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Bizarre Claims: "Mad Gambari's" Killed Yakowa Azazi and four others Asari Dokubo Claima

This Primitive Arrogance and Madness of the Gambaris Must End Now! By Asari Dokubo

While I was still dumbfounded by the disastrous news of the naval helicopter crash that was said to have been caused by an explosion on Saturday, 15th December 2012 in which the Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa; a former Chief of Defence Staff and National Security Adviser, Andrew Owoye Azazi and four others were killed, I was dazed further by a decapitating post by a contact of mine on facebook: Aminu Gadzama, whose facebook photo albums are littered with pictures of him dressed in military combat uniform and fully armed, in training with other agents of destruction somewhere, posted the following on his facebook status: “One stone downs two birds, collateral damage avoided = intelligence warfare”. What could be the logic of this? I would have ignored him if not for his previous pro-Gambari warmongering vituperations.

As a matter of logic, Aminu’s statement means that he is applauding a military operation in which one enemy attack killed two targets with minimal destruction of lives and properties. To further buttress his point, he made another post on facebook in which he claimed that by the downing of the duo of Yakowa and Azazi, they have been able to show that they are a league of doers; and doers do not rant on the pages of newspaper but take the battle to their cowardly targets. These statements bring some questions to mind which the Nigerian Military Intelligence, the investigating teams set up by the President and the Navy must insist that he provides answers to in the bid to unravelling the immediate and remote causes of the helicopter explosion and the resultant death of two high profile allies of the President.

1. Is this a terrorist activity?
2. If so, is Boko Haram involved or is there another group unknown to Nigerian Intelligence?
3. Who masterminded it?
4. What is the idea behind it?
5. Who is the enemy in this war?
6. What role did Aminu Gadzama play?
7. Who are the next targets?
8. Where did Aminu Gadzama train as a combatant going by the pictures of him on his facebook photo album showing him in training; dressed in combat and fully armed?
It is a matter of urgent imperative that Aminu Gadzama is brought in for questioning as he might provide the missing link in this historic investigation. Some well known personalities including a former minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode have expressed outrage and condemnation over his remarks.

Without any doubt, this statement of Aminu when juxtaposed with the organised jubilation in Kaduna by elements from Northern Kaduna following the confirmation of the death of the late governor reveals the desperation with which Gambari despots want to perpetrate their hegemony and the disdain with which they hold non-Gambaris. It shows that they can go to any length to eliminate anyone who they consider an obstacle to their satanic born-to-rule project – a project that has seen them ruling the Nigerian State for 39 years since 1960....directly and through their puppets,proxies and collaborators.

Incidences like this are replete in history. Bashorun MKO Abiola and June 12 readily comes to mind. Not only was his election annulled, he was eliminated through incarceration and assassination. But for the intensive struggle of the masses through the National Democratic Alliance (NADECO) and other broad based organizations..... a southerner of Yoruba extraction would not have been made President.

General Matthew Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo was imposed as President on us even when he was overwhelmingly rejected. As their old friend, they expected him to hold brief for them for four years while they come back in 2003 to continue their dynastic rule. Hardly did they know that their hegemony was sustained with state power and the absence of that meant that they would have to compete for power with others as equals. Obasanjo continued beyond 2003 and humbled the Gambari oligarchy by making the less likely of them, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to succeed him.

Nevertheless, death came knocking on the door. Unfortunately, the desperate oligarchy got it wrong when they openly despised Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and prevented him from acting as President. As expected, the democratic forces rose up to the occasion with several protests across the land demanding for the swearing in the VP. Ever since, the Gambaris through their spokesmen have made promises upon promises that they were going to make the Nigerian State ungovernable and they have left no one in doubt that President Goodluck Jonathan is their target.

Finally, I have cause to believe that the helicopter crash was an attack from terrorists going by the jubilation of the Gambari bigots in Kaduna and the satanic vituperations of Aminu Gadzama.

However, I will not be in a hurry to conclude. I will wait, but not too patiently. The security forces and investigation teams must act fast by inviting for questioning; and investigating the background, activities and affiliations of Aminu Gadzama. This primitive arrogance and madness of the Gambaris must end now. A stitch in time saves nine.


Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

We got prior information about 1st Oct 2010 Abuja Bomb Atack: SSS Official

Eagle Sq Bomblast Abuja Oct 1 2010

Nigerian Secret Police State Security Service received information about October 1 Eagle Square bombings as early as 18th September 2010. SSS Operative Abdul Abubakar who is an Assistant Deputy Director of SSS in charge of internal security told a South African court

“On 18 September 2010 critical information came to the state service concerning some individuals planning to cause mayhem on the day Nigeria will be celebrating its 50th independence anniversary, which was 1 October 2010....
it was indicated that the Federal Government will be embarrassed on 1 October through the use of car bomb explosions to disrupt the occasion.  Abdul Abubakar Assistant Deputy Director of SSS

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Jonathan, His Governors and the Step-Aside Anointing By Mayokun Akpoterabor

While Nigerians were thrown into another traumatic experience on Saturday the 15th of December, of the Navy helicopter crash that claimed the lives of the Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa, former National Security Adviser, General Owoye Azazi, and in no less pain, Dauda Tsoho, Warrant Officer Mohammed Kamal and pilots, Commander Muritala Daba and Lt. Adeyemi O. Sowole, one cannot help but ponder on likely physical, metaphysical, spiritual, political and socio-economic forces that caused four crashes in the 2012 calendar year (Police Helicopter - March 14; Dana Airplane - June 3; Danbaba's Cessna - October 25; Military Helicopter - December 15).

One cause that flashed through my thoughts are, in the words of journalists, UNCONFIRMED; sounds jejune but permit me to express it anyway.

That the different political capacities Mr President has served, was made possible by the goodluck factor on his part but bad news in the camp of those he happened to have been next in command to, is no news, at least to the religious, sarcastic and permutative in Nigeria.

A refresher may be necessary here. Jonathan’s political career which started in the late 1990s, as a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), saw him elected deputy governor of Bayelsa state in 1999. The incumbent, Diepreye Alamiesiegha 'stepped aside' in 2005, having been charged for corruption and consequently impeached. Jonathan automatically was elevated; he became the governor.

Some two years after, the then President Umaru Musa Yar Adua selected Jonathan, the helmsman of Bayelsa state at the time to be the vice presidential running mate under the PDP banner. The duo won, although through an election Yar Adua himself confessed was rigged. He and Yar’Adua were elected in April and inaugurated in May of 2007.

Again, the 'step-aside' anointing, (or better called 'die-and-go' for this particular instance) became reactivated.

Early 2010, Yar’Adua’s extended absence from the country for medical treatment made many Nigerians anxious and generated calls for Yar’Adua to formally transfer power to Jonathan. The potency of the anointing under review here was put to test as members of Nigeria’s National Assembly on February 9, 2010 voted to have Jonathan assume full power and serve as acting president, at least until Yar’Adua was able to resume his duties. Sadly, he never did!

Although, President Yar’Adua returned to Nigeria on the 24th of February, 2010 (Jonathan still acting), death ultimately proved the goodluck factor was still in place. Yar’Adua passed on May 5, 2010, and Jonathan was sworn in as president the following day.

Periods preceeding President Jonathan's political career, especially one showcasing his leadership capacities since college days through tertiary education are not well known, at least to this author; not likely I have stumbled on credible facts/figures in this regard. Being one not given to hearsays, I choose not to validate claims circulated few years ago by some that the trend of 'step-aside' (interchangeably used with 'die-and-go') has been same for His Excellency even before his political start-up in the late 90s.

Now, news from Enugu, Cross River, Taraba and now Kaduna seem to confirm that the deputies are dancing to the throne while the original office holders are either crashed, sick or on prolonged 'leave'.

Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime is reportedly ill and undergoing treatment in India while the United States of America has been home to Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River who is equally said to be ill.

Governor Dambaba Suntai of Taraba state had a crash while flying his private jet on October 25 this year and has since been in Germany.

Also, Governor Yakowa who was to grace the burial of the father of one of the president's men, Oronto Douglas in Bayelsa state on December 15th, 2012, died in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of former National Security Adviser, General Owoye Azazi.

In three quarters of these states, the deputies are standing in for their incumbent. However, Yakowa's deputy got sworn in Sunday December 16 even before burial arrangements were announced for the late Kaduna governor.

The train of my thoughts casts a flash back at the percentage of Nigerian state governors that have been overtaken by the 'step-aside', 'die-and-go' syndrome, under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan and one couldn't help but ponder.

Don't Africans believe the fish spoils and smells from the head? Indeed, one cannot underestimate the control the head (as a metaphor for the brain) has over the other part of the body!

Is the 'step-aside', or what you may call "die-and-go" syndrome rubbing off on the lower wrung of the political ladder in Nigeria? What spiritual message are we yet to decode?

Much as panic of any kind is not my intention here, this exposure of my thoughts is for the wise and discerning to help a Nigerian like me look beyond the physical. Afterall even serving Honourable Ministers are of the believe that happenings in Nigeria is more than meets the eye.

Mayokun Akpoterabor (@lafta4dlonely) writes from Lagos

Friday, 14 December 2012

Henry Okah likely to "WALK FREE ON 21ST JANUARY 2013" as trial is concluded. By Kayode Ogundamisi

Alleged MEND leader Henry Okah in South African Court

Set back for Nigerian government as South African judge carry out his threat  of concluding trial if Nigerian government fail to allow access to defense witnesses. Trial now close as South African Judge fix judgment for Monday 21st January 2013.

Nigerian government accused Okah of orchestrating the twin car bombings, which killed 12 people in Abuja on October 1, 2010. In his defense Okah claims Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan his behind he bombing, he further listed many of Jonathan's ministers and close aides as witnesses but the Nigerian government in a shocking move refused to allow the witnesses testify in court to put up a defense in reaction to Mr Okah's allegation.

Minister for the Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe who was in South Africa as state prosecutor ended up appealing to the court to 'speak to Okah so he can take up the amnesty programme' Orubebe was reprimanded by the Judge who clearly stated that the South African Judiciary is not a weapon for blackmail.

Zanda Alex of the South African civil liberties league stated that he was shocked at the shambolic way the Nigerian government handled the trial, he called state witnesses “jokers’ who appear to just want to enjoy the luxury hotels of South Africa rather than testify,  Zanda highlighted that the testimony of Nigeria’s minister Orubebe was simply a ‘comedy’ Zanda said ‘Henry Okah is likely to walk free on January 21st

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Goodluck Jonathan is only an UNDERTAKER for Northern Nigeria By Kayode Ogundamisi

"Northern Leaders Blame Jonathan’s Administration For Region’s Problems"  Guardian Newspaper.


Y'all know I am not a fan of Ebele but hers is the most ridiculous charge against Jonathan by clowns and big time

IDIOTS  who call themselves 'NORTHERN LEADERS"

All GEJ is doing is to gladly assist Northern Leaders in BURYING the NORTH. If Northerners can not see that then they need to visit speck-savers, thankfully they have a buy one get one free deal going on.

Northern leaders underdeveloped the North same way their contemporaries in other parts of Nigeria subjugated their own people and create an elite of super rich rogues in and out of power.

Imagine if the level of war against poor Nigerians living in Northern Nigeria were to be happening in the South, would Yoruba leaders had kept quiet without reigning inon both the Federal Government and whatever terrorists group that are hell bent on doing nothing but hinder the progress of the region by scaring away investors and making life unbearable for both indigenous and non indigenous PEOPLE?

Jonathan's strategy is to leave the North to SELF-DESTRUCT and he's surrounded by Northerners who care less about the North but care more about their pockets, the new pad in Dubai and the new small 'yanrinyans' they are adding to the many wives in the many mansions.

Is the North not controlled majorly by the PDP? Is Jonathan going to leave Abuja and come and take the place of the thieving Northern governors and public office holders?

Their is nothing like NORTHERN INTEREST in the crocodile tears of characters who have all abandoned traditional homes to be based in Abuja.

The few progressive Northerners who identified chronic corruption as the fuel for violent and social insecurity are rallied against and tagged 'extremist' by same self serving 'Northern Leaders' who sold their conscience to Jonathan's dollars during PDP primaries.
It is the same people who tagged a 2011 uprising against thieving Northern ruling elite and collaborating traditional rulers as an attack engineered against Jonathan.

Jonathan is not to be held responsible, he's got collaborators amongst you, deal with that first before you point fingers on our DEAR EBELE. Jonathan's political game is clear. KILL yourself so long you do not get to Otoueke! Smell the coffee 'Northern Leaders'

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Mohammed Jammal makes history as “First White Nigerian to take part in NYSC”



Mohammed Jammal AKA ‘White Nigerian’ is a 25 year old graduate with both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Global Management from London Metropolitan University and Regents Business School London. He was born in the City of Jos, Plateau State where he completed his secondary school.


Jammal joined Nigerian entertainment industry whilst studying in London. His debut performance was as a guest comedian on the AY Live in London’s 02indigo show in 2010.


He’s also performed in different shows including AY Live (London, Abuja, Lagos, Asaba), Lord of the Ribs with Basket Mouth in Abuja, Nigeria @ 50 in Trafalgar Square, London, P-Square’s Album Launch in Lagos, Harp Rhythm Unplugged, Crack Ur Ribs and many more.


Jammal recently moved into the music industry collaborating with  artists JJC and Terry Tha Rapman and released popular club songs in 2011 rapping in both Hausa and Pidgin English single called “Taka Rawa” His latest effort is a single titled Dirty Wine, the single made it to the No. 1 spot on Wazobia FM and No 10. On MTV's top 10 Afro beats songs.


‘White Nigerian’ is currently in the NYSC Orientation Camp in Nasarawa State Central Nigeria.  Jammal is arguably the first ever full "White" or Nigerian participate in the  National Youth Service Corp scheme, a programme established to expose young Nigerians to cultures and people they would not otherwise have contemplated knowing. NYSC came into being in Nigeria in the 70's.


‘White Nigerian’ Jammal does not have dual citizenship. In his words ‘Nigeria is the only country I know. It is my homeland and with all its challenges it is a place that will make substantial progress if we all decide to commit ourselves to his betterment’

GEJ Celebrating 100 YEARS of Nigeria's Amalgamation an act of self-delusion and masturbation Writing by Kayode Ogundamisi

I am unable to join Goodluck Ebele Jonathan next year (2014) in his LAVISH celebration of the Amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria. What happened in 1914 was a FORCED UNION by the British for the economic and political benefit of the government and people of Britain without the consent of the federating units that make up what is today called Nigeria.

To rob insult on INJURY the name Nigeria came from an illegal relationship between Flora Louisa Shaw and concubine of Lord Lugard. They where in bed and she suddenly said to her then boyfriend Lord Lugard. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we name them (Negroes) Nigeria?” That was it a Nation was born in bed.

The 1914 amalgamation was as fraudulent as the British interrupting the independence of pre Nigerian Sovereign Nation State who had the potentials of becoming independent countries in today’s world.

Even as I recognise that Nigeria of today cannot be divided into smaller countries or Nation State.  As I pray and hope we will remain a truly UNITED people who have shared a lot of joy, pain, hope and disappointment.  Celebrating the amalgamation would be a tacit approval of the fraud of 1914 and other frauds committed on the federating units that make up todays Nigeria.

It is self evident that Nigeria is a MIRAGE it only exists in the minds of those who fraudulently benefit from its present structure, a structure that allocates the power of the federating units in the hands of anyone who is able to capture the PRESIDENCY. A structure whose electorate vote not for a COMPETENT candidate but vote based on where the candidate comes from.

Until we genuinely renegotiate the forced union of 1914 and all other forces marriages, until we decide to build a new Nation.

We need a nation that will not abandon northern Nigeria to Boko Haram simply because the violence does not affect the south.

We need a nation that wil not abandon the Niger Delta region and the many injustice against its people by the Nigerian government and the oil companies simply because a clueless man who only happens to be from Niger Delta is misruling Nigeria.

A nation that does not abandon its working class people and poor people from all segment of the country simply because a 1% is able to control the commonwealth..

Until we do the needful celebrating Nigeria’s amalgamation is simply another jamboree, that we have a Nigerian Nation is a LIE we hope to tell ourselves over and over again hoping that it will one day be true.

We don’t have a NIGERIA. NOT YET!  That new Nigeria will emerge by consensus, restructuring and returning power to the federating units, social justice for all and a determination to forge a new Nation with equal rights and opportunity for ALL. 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Folorunsho Alakija and Oprah Winfrey : Questions of Business Trajectory, Life Skills and National Economy. Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju

Nigeria's Mrs Folorunsho Alakija  is being described in some fora as the richest Black woman in the world, replacing US talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

Alakija (Right of Pic with Goodluck Jonathan) got an Oil Block Gift from former Nigerian Dictator General Babangida

Is there a story in how  this level of wealth was achieved  that I and people all over the world can apply to ourselves, that can inspire us in our struggles for success?

Are there skills Alakija exemplifies that one can emulate or develop?

Can one realistically try to adapt  her story in one's own life to a greater or lesser degree? 

Are there points in the story that have universal value as pointers to how to succeed, perhaps in almost any environment?

From my little knowledge of Oprah, I know she knows how to talk. 

She is a show-woman, a woman who creates a  sense of theatre. 

Her show seems to have been made popular by its confessional angle, where people bared their lives. 

I also understand that she integrated  a self help philosophy  into the show along with book readings. 

I also know that she describes herself as  practicing  public speaking with animals  when she was young. 

I have, therefore, learnt from Oprah Winfrey, key qualities of human relationships,-the value of communication, of getting people to share their emotions and delicate experiences, the value of inspiring ideas, perhaps introduced through books, all these qualities being particularly powerful when  communicated through a charismatic figure. 

I know that these qualities are relevant in various aspects  of life. 

I would appreciate a summative  history of Alakija along similar lines.

I was struck by the description of her channeling of her education in  couture  into amassing a fortune in that business.

I was  struck  by the description of  the greater body of her  wealth coming  through owning  an oil block.

Does it suggests  a replication of the national dependence on oil rather than on a more diversified economy that engages significantly on creation and not only on extraction?

I realise  that achieving Oprah's kind of success in her line of work is less likely in Nigeria  where the economy might not be that expansive. 

I am hungrily looking for Nigerian inventors and investors in  mechanical manufacturing, not only in vehicle assembly.

I am hungrily looking for investors in Nigeria taking advantage of the skills of very young people  and older people who are fabricators and inventors, even though they might not be formally  educated to a high or even to any level.

I am looking for the Nigerian  equivalent  of the US's  Orville and Wilbur Wright, men without a university degree whose starting line of business was bicycle manufacturing, but who built and flew the plane they used for the world's first successful manned flight on that great day in Kitty Hawk. 

Inventors in information technology, not only in setting up networks using systems created in the West and Asia. 

Inventors of new software,  not only  utilising  existing software from the current centres of the global software industry.  

I am looking for visionary entrepreneurs and investors  who are  ready to commit themselves  to the development of a new  Nigerian and African economy that is fully active in both the Industrial and   Information Age.

In other words, I hungrily seek an expansion in Nigeria and Africa, of the  space for achievement in business, in wealth creation, beyond existing prominent products and services represented by consumables and even service industries,  within which, in my layperson's mind, I  include  banking, valuable as all these are, but in terms of industries centred in the creation of new understandings and shapings of nature and the creation of new products. 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Musings on Betw a Bloody Nigerian Revolution and a Peaceful 'CHOPPULATION' Kayode Ogundamisi

So many talk about a Nigerian Revolution going on. It is a buzz you hear at every public discussion on the State of The Nigerian 'Nation'

You want a revolution but you don’t want bloodshed. I don’t want bloodshed too; in fact I have no moral right to call for a REVOLUTION in Nigeria if I am not physically located in Nigeria.
So people should stop screaming about REVOLUTION like it is some tea party. The ruling elite and the oppressors in Nigeria use the instrument of violence to sustain the status quo so any talk of a REVOLUTION without violence is a waste of time and needless semantic.

We (Nigerians) appear to have settled for the famed “learning process “ and we seems to have resolved that we are better off with our jeje ‘TRANSFORMATION”, it is a longer process but it is at least peaceful. It produces new oppressors, a new set of middle class and ‘influential country men/women’

So let those who wont be located at the forefront of the barricade stop screaming about some imaginary REVOLUTION.

Better still start a transformation of your person first, stop fronting for corruption, stop making excuses for the incompetence of your tribal person or the fellow who share same religion with you.

First step towards change is your ability to overcome your own prejudice, bigotry and self-centeredness, deal with that in 2015 by voting COMPETENCE over mindless primordial sentiments from Local State to Federal Elections and wasting your time on the so-called REVOLUTION!