Four years have passed since 14th April 2014 when 276 girls were abducted in a girl's secondary school in Chibok, Borno state in the northeast of Nigeria by the Boko Haram Terrorist group. The outpouring of emotions was unlike anything I have experienced in my lifetime. Fast forward to 19th February 2018, about 110 schoolgirls were abducted in the Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, a small community in Yobe state, by a faction of the terrorist group. Most of the girls secured their freedom after a series of back-channel negotiations between the sect and the Nigerian government. While image-makers of the President Muhammadu Buhari led government cheered, and declared victory, I was filled with mixed feelings.
The Swiss government last week confirmed, through its ambassador to Nigeria, Chad, Niger and the Economic Community of West African States, Mr. Eric Mayoraz in an exclusive report with Daily Sun newspaper that Switzerland had returned the remainder of Nigeria's public funds looted and stashed by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, in some coded accounts in the countries of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.
More revelations have emerged on the undercurrents and conspiracies that instigated the sudden summersault of Senator Samuel Anyanwu, representing Owerri East Senatorial Zone to vie for governor, weeks after his formal declaration to seek reelection to the Senate for a second term.