FROM THE EDITORIAL DESK – UPDATE
NIGERIA AND BUHARI – ONE YEAR ON . . .
The government of the All Progressive Congress (APC) which took over at the Federal level on May 29, 2015, will soon mark its ONE full year on the throne. Their cry for “CHANGE!” was welcomed with open arms by millions of dazed Nigerians. But so long, so good? The people will soon flood the media with their assessment of the Buhari administration’s One year of governance. Governing Nigeria especially in these times is very far from being easy.
While it is said that uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, the head from which the crown has been removed seems to be even more uneasy. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not at ease. A lot of internal agitation, Blame games, and outright mud-slinging has been the order of the day. WHY is this so?
The PDP has been in power since 1999 – without any interruption. They had become very comfortable. Every four years – 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011 – the PDP had won the Elections convincingly. That is why they are still shell-shocked at the monumental loss to the opposition in the 2015 Elections.
But they need not be dismayed, agitated or to indulge in Blame trade.
If they are wise, they should soberly reconvene, sit down, tell themselves some bitter home truths and re-strategize for the next Election.
Nigeria, at any time, needs a strong, vibrant opposition political force in place.
As for the APC Federal Government, yours is a regime whose TIME can be said to have come. The rudder of Nigeria’s ship of state is in your hands. Nigerians have not had it as good as they envisaged these past one year. They are hungry for more positive CHANGE to reflect in their general welfare. But they have agreed to be patient with the Buhari administration. They are waiting to see and feel how it will steer the affairs, and harness resources for their benefit.
THINKER’S DIGEST – FROM THE EDITORIAL DESK – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, 2014
Welcome to our second outing. THANKS for visiting this site.
What additional Food for Thought have we got for you this time around? Another Mindful, of course.
The Cover Feature serves you very palatable courses on the Headquarters of the Black Race, the greatest nation on earth – (when Tomorrow comes), Beloved Motherland Nigeria. Some of the ingredients are: Nigeria can work again; Nigeria: Fifty Years from now; The race against time confronting Nigeria. . .
Special Features include Nigeria: Number One in the World in Greetings; The Power of the Spoken Word; plus a slice of literature on Islamic Doctrine.
For Our V.I.P – Very Interesting Personality this month, we present the Life and Thoughts of an Auchi prince, journalist, author, former minister, politician,, thinker, Spiritutalist – meet Prince Tony Momoh.
Consider this: “When God graciously saved, us, He did not take away our old Adamic, sinful nature with which we were born. Had He done so, it would have saved us from many a heartache over our sinning. . . “ So what is the fate of Believers?
Find out in this Edition’s Book Choice: The Sins Of Saints By Herbert G. Lockyer.
COMPLIMENTS of the season to all our readers. Christmas is a UNIQUE season all over the Universe. Feel Good. Do Good. Make every effort NOT to do what is against the Spirit of the Season. Be aware that this year’s season will come and go. Please give a Thought to the REASON (JESUS CHRIST) behind the SEASON.
THINKER’S DIGEST – FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK – OCTOBER/NOVEMBER, 2014
I am honoured to have the priviledge of writing the very first words on this desk out to you. From the very depths of my heart I reach out in greetings to you our readers. This is an historic moment – the establishment of an association between you and us. It is an association which will forge into a lasting and mutually fulfilling bond.
Here comes the very first edition of Thinker’s Digest to you On-line.
What’s in it for me? I can hear you ask.
Well, we have a mind-full for you here. Now let me see…
Our BOOK CHOICE From Beyond the Ordinary – Dying – No, don’t let us start with that- death comes at the end.
Our Cover Feature is all about living – in our beloved, but ailing Nigeria. You have heard numerous epistles on Nigeria that could drive one over the edge. But our epistle here is a cry from Nigeria herself – a cry from the Heart. NIGERIA – the HEART of the EARTH. It is compulsive reading.
While on Nigeria, we believe in tackling the harsh realities. So we prescribe the scalpel to EXORCISE whatever demon that is giving good, old DEMOCRACY a bad name in Nigeria – making the system to work against the people.
Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s ‘feet’ are tired! Here is a voice no one on the planet dares to ignore. And his punches are as potent now as Nigerian politicians march towards 2011 as they were in 1994. What do you think of fellow human beings – creatures of God’s Hand flocking to a ‘church’ for the worship of Lucifer? We have the conventional thoughts on them and we have the adherents themselves speaking for themselves in our Special Feature: Satan Worship. Ambassador Segun Olusola mni, CFR is Africa’s first Television producer and is the creator of the now rested Nationally acclaimed Television drama series, the Village Headmaster. Older folks know this piece of information very well. What many probably do not know is that the married life of Chief Olusola, former Nigeria’s ambassador to Ethiopia and the OAU (now AU) with Elsie (“Sisi Clara” of the Village Headmaster fame) – of blessed memory – was a lesson in ‘unity in diversity’. The highly revered Chief himself tells it all under our V.I.P. – Very Interesting Personality department.
I must not forget to let the cat out of the bag from here that you can actually contribute to this Phenomenon of a magazine by simply sharing your Experiences, Thoughts, Encounters, folk tales etc with us – From You to Us.
A baby is born. All stakeholders are happy –the family, the medical personnel. But NOT the baby! He comes naked, empty-handed and crying out. Why? Challenges of Existence by a specialist Obstetrician sets the thought rolling. That was the phenomenon of birth.
Now, we also serve you the phenomenon of death. What is prominent on the minds of terminally ill patients who are approaching death? What are their feelings? Check out our Book Choice – ‘Dying’ by Professor John Hinton – who carried out an intensive study on several of such patients.
This is the Multiple-Main-course buffet from THINKER’S DIGEST to satiate your appetite this month.
Your fellow Student in the Realm of the Mind,
Citizen BABATUNDE FANIYAN
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