In his first interview since going into hospital in Saudi Arabia for heart treatment in November, Nigeria's president, Umaru Yar'Adua, spoke to the BBC... (5) Comment
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emmanuel minti Jos, Nigeria January 17, 2010
well nothing can be hidding from God no matter what a proverb in hausa language is says
(Ranan wanka ba a boye chibi)
Saliu Babajide London, United Kingdom January 12, 2010
We have been here before. Let him give a live interview to Nigerian media!
Nigerians who are old enough will recall the carefully orchetstrated lies and choreographed statements and pictures of MKO Abiola with foreign diplomats and the ignoble role played by BBC and VOA after they had killed him in prison. Remember that picture with kofi Anan, Akhigbe and "MKO"? Remember that telephone interview with the US dep Sec of State?
If we we demand for pictures they will provide them. If we demand for videos , they will also provide them. Present day Nigerians are too savvy for this kind of manipulation. If he can speak to the bbc, why cant he speak to Nigerian news media. Why cant he have a live interview from his hospital bed ?
Lets tell these manipulators in high places that we are not the fools that we once were. Is Musa Yaradua is dead!
Larry Jones Columbus, Ohio, USA January 12, 2010
Something is just wrong with this President's health saga. Some people are just hiding something and taking nigerians to be fools. Why will the President call the BBC and not any of the media organisations in Nigeria even his NTA? Was is it BBC that voted him to office? Is he the president of BBC? This don't make any sense atall.
This is a serious issue that the PDP is not taking serious untill things will get out control. If that should happen they will be held accountable. Nigerians need to know where the president is and his state of health. They need video of him. Simple. This is twenty first century. People should be civilised.
Dr. Emeka I.Igwe Frankfurt, Germany January 12, 2010
It does not matter whether the president is dead or alive. I think the question that we have to answer now is whether he is fit to rule the country or whether he should be impeached for misconduct. He has anyway been out of office without due processes and created a big vacuum in the country. The appropriate institution(s) should get on him immediately and show him the door.
Nigeria is greater than any one man.
Sly Obi Arlington, USA January 12, 2010
It was under Obasanjo administration that some folks predicted that Nigeria would fall within the next decade. Obasanjo called them prophets of doom and said that Nigerians should not listen to them.
If these doom prophets have seen what we are yet to see, would it not be properly for us to be little cautious in what we do, atleast to prove to the dreamers that nothing will happen to Nigeria? The way our leaders are handling the absence of our President could make the dreams of the doom prophets come through. This Arthor has said it all.
We want to know what has happened to our President. If his illness is lasting this long, a change should be effected now and not when it will creat hullaballoo or fuss all about.