October 19, 2020

The blogpage is left open this morning for UgoGold N. Ofonedu who asks


He goes on to report that….

“Last night the Federal Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was on the National Television, the NTA, ostensibly to educate Nigerians on what the Buhari government has done to pacify the EndSars Nigerian Youths protesters.

Maybe due to the weight of the subject or the scare most of the government people have received since the protests started, Mr. Lai Mohammed, looked pale and sickly. He was beside himself without his usual gift of sophistry. And he, of course, laboured hard to do justice to the topic.

I was not convinced in the least. I do not know about you.

During the course of the programme, Alhaji Lai kept repeating the fact that the government had granted all the requests of the protesters and yet they have refused to leave the streets and allow for a free flow of human and vehicular traffic.

He even went as far using the unfortunate incident at Osun State involving Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a case study that the protests have been hijacked by what he called, “the enemies of the country”. And he, like other highly placed Nigerians and the beneficiaries of the lopsided system Nigeria operates, is frantically looking for the the sponsors of the EndSars Movement.

In a note of resignation, Lai Mohammed who eventually occupied a major portion of today’s Radio Nigerian news with his preachment on the futility of continuing with the protests, asked, “What do the protesters want?”

I will answer him right away.

Mr. Lai Mohammed, Nigerian Youths are tired of the system that has made Nigerians fugitives, refugees, and victims of government insensitivity, in their own country. And there are thousands of reasons for such a protest to go on and on.

While the problem did not start with the Buhari government but an objective analysis of his administration will reveal a sinister plot of the gradual Northernization of the Nigerian Federation.

Never in the history of this country has a President been this insensitive to the plight of Nigerians. Nor is there any comparison in our history of the kind of ethnic agenda the Buhari government is a champion of.

Follow me through the list:

1 Muhammadu Buhari, President and Minister of Petroleum North

2 Ahmed Lawan, Senate President North

3 Tanko Mohammed, Chief Justice of the Federation North

4 Monica Dongban-Mensem, President of the Court of Appeal North

5 Ahmed Idris Wase, Deputy Speaker Federal House of Representatives North

6 Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser North

7 Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of the Federation North

8 Lt. General Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Army Staff North

9 Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff North

10 Muhammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police North

11 Hameed Ali, Comptroller General, Nigerian Customs Service North

12 Ja’afaru Ahmed, Comptroller General, Nigerian Correctional Service North

13 Mohammed Babandede, Comptroller General, Nigerian Immigration Service North

14 Abdullahi Gana Mohammed, Commandant General, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps North

15 Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi, Chairman, DSS North

16 AVM Muhammed Usman, Chief of Defence Intelligence North

17 Muhammed Mustapha Abdallah, Chairman/CEO, NDLEA North

18 Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, DG NYSC North

19 Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, DG, National Intelligence Agency North

20 Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance North

21 Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy North

22 Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture North

23 Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, North

24 Mohammed Bello, FCT Minister North

25 Ramatu Tijjani, FCT Minister of State North

26 Abubakar Malami, Attorney General and Minister for Justice North

27 Ahmed Idris, Accountant General North

28 Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC North

29 Garba Abari, DG National Orientation Agency North

30 Mohammed Nami, Chairman FIRS North

31 Bashir Jamoh, DG, NIMASA North

32 Hadiza Bala Usman, Chairman Nigerian Ports Authority North

33 Mansur Liman, DG, FRCN North

34 Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, DG, NTA North

35 Nasiru Ladan Argungu, DG, NDE North

36 Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, NUC North

37 Prof. Umar Dambatta, Executive Secretary, NCC North

38 Kashim Ibrahim Imam, Executive Secretary, TETFUND North

39 AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed, DG, NEMA North

40 Lamido Yuguda, DG, Securities and Exchange Commission North

41 Prof. Mohammed Sambo, Executive Secretary, NHIS North

42 Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, DG, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission North

43 Prof. Aliyu Jauro, DG, NESREA North

44 Nurudeen Rafindadi, MD, FERMA North

45 Musa Nuhu, DG, NCAA North

46 Rabiu Yadudu, MD, FAAN North

47 Garba Abubakar, Rigistrar General, CAC North

48 Abdulkarim Obaje, National Co-ordinator, CSDP North

49 Mrs Aisha Dahiru-Umar, acting DG, PENCOM North

50 Abdullahi Kachifu, DG, NITDA North

51 Abubakar Abba Bello, MD, NEXIM Bank North

52 Aliyu Abdulhameed, MD, NIRSAL North

53 Hassan Alwan, acting MD, Bank of Agriculture North

54 Ahmed Dangiwa, MD, FMBN North

56 Adamu Adaji, DG, National Boundary Commission North

60 Ahmed Kadi Amshi, Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission North

61 Hamid Bobboi, Executive Secretary, UBEC North

62 Abdulaziz Aliyu, DG, National Identity Management Commission North

63 Maimuna Yaya Abubakar, Chairman, NIPOST North

64 Ahmed Kuru, MD, AMCON North

65 Yusuf Asir Danbatta, acting Secretary, National Assembly Service Commission North

66 Gambo Aliyu, DG, NACA North

67 Mamman Ahmadu, DG, BPP North

68 Bukhari Bello, Chairman, FRSC North

69 Mohammed Jibrin, DG, National Board for Technology Incubation North

70 Prof. Abubakar Sharabutu, Executive Secretary, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria North

71 Ibrahim Goni, Conservator General, National Parks Service North

72 Hassan Bello, Ex-Sec/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council North

73 Prof. Isah Hayatu Ciroma, DG, Nigerian Law School North

74 Muhammed Umar, acting EFCC Chairman North

75 Faisal Shuaibu, ED/CEO, Nigerian Primary Healthcare North

76 Umaru Ibrahim, MD, NDIC North

77 Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, MD/CEO, Rural Electrification Agency North

78 Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, acting MD, Transmission Company of Nigeria North

79 Saliu Buntu, MD, Federal Housing Authority North

80 Muhammed Umar, Director, DPP North

81 Saidu Malama, Chairman, Solid Mineral Fund North

82 Abdulkadir Saidu, Ex-Sec, PPPRA North

83 Dasuki Arabi, DG, Bureau of Public Service Reforms North

84 Prof. Adam Okene Ahmed, acting Provost, Nigerian Defence Academy North

85 Prof. Baba Muhammadu Aliyu, Ex-Sec, Federal Commission for Colleges of Education North

86 Prof. Ahmed Tijani Mora, Chairman, Pharmacy Council of Nigeria North

87 Air Commodore Yusuf Anas, Ex-Sec, Center for Crisis Communication North

88 Muheeda Farida Dankaka, Chairman, Federal Character Commission North

89 Fatima Shinkafi, Ex-Sec, Solid Mineral Fund North

90 Sen. Basheer Mohammed, Chairman, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs North

91 Prof. Muhammed Taofiq Ladan, DG, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) North

92 Bala Yabani Mohammed, acting Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly North

93 Dauda Ibrahim El-ladan, acting Clerk of the Senate North

94 John Tsoho, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court North

95 Major General Sarham Jamilu, Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy North


This is in conjunction with numerous Permanent Secretary and Director positions in the Civil Service. Not to talk of choice ambassadorial postings

Are you aware that both the Chairmen of the Senate and Reps committee on the Army and the Airforce are from the North

We are not done yet. Look at that list again and you get the worst shock of your life.

I will help you out again.

If you look at the list once more, you will see that:

(A) Revenue Agencies
NNPC, NPA, Customs, FIRS, CAC, TCN, NCAA, FAAN, NIMASA, National Parks, Solid Mineral Fund and Immigration.


(C) Security, Intelligence and Paramilitary
COAS, CAS, Customs, Immigration, IGP, DSS, NDLEA, NSCDC, NDA, NIA, NYSC, Correctional Service and Defence Intelligence.

NUC, Tetfund, Law School, NDA, NIALS, NILDS, Agric Research Council and Technology Incubation.

(E) All the Federal Govt Banks and other Financial Agency

( F ) Interventionist Agencies

( H ) Judiciary
Supreme Court, Court of Apeal and Federal High Court

are all headed by the people from the North

Buhari has *captured* Nigeria for his people.

What Othman Danfodio could not do with his sword. What Ahmadu Bello failed to achieve despite his aristocratic posturing. What IBB never contemplated even with his guile. What Abacha never thought of with his brashness and devil may care attitude.

But Buhari has done it.

And will someone inform Mr. Lai Mohammed that none of the federations that were structured the way Nigeria is now ever lived to tell their stories?

Nigerian Youths want besides a holistic Police Reform,

Judicial Reform
A People’s Constitution
Electoral Reform
Civil Service Reform
Access to opportunities
End to Quota System
Reduction in the Cost of Governance
Health Sector Reform
Education Sector Reform
End to the State of Origin Requirement
Transparency in Government business,
among others.

If President Buhari cannot guarantee the fulfilment of these demands in record time, then let him resign and go home.

In the meantime,(and until facts revealed in this text are counter argued with other facts) Let the Protests go on. Nigeria belongs to the Youths!”

It is a matter of unimaginable tragedy that a government that I participated in installing is being described in the above texts without my being able to fault the expressed facts or lift a finger in its genuine defence.

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  • Youth demands are genuine. But they need to trend softly. It seems hoodlums are trying to hijack the protest. Innocent people are suffering. When you barricade roads you are inflicting injury to others. All demands can not be met immediately. It is gradual. Round table negotiation is the ultimate solution. We cannot continue like this for ever. Time frame is sacrosanct.

  • Frightening!!! There are major problems ahead in this country. My hope is that that this current action by the young people of this country would yield viable fruits and become a reminder to all governing entities that power truly bongs to the people.

  • The nepotistic oppression, suppression and intimidation have become unbearable. This agitation has been long overdue. I wish it is sustained to be able to achieve the desired results. A better country with justice and equity that all will be proud of is the ultimate desire of all well meaning Nigerians.


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