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ARTICLE: Tomorrow never dies, by Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President @MBuhari | “America and Europe are again falling for easy lies over awkward truths.” thenationonlineng.net/tomorrow-never…
“Riva Levinson has been hired by Bukola Saraki; she was trained by Paul Manafort & Roger Stone, and guide earlier in her career to dictators like Siad Barre, warlords like Jonas Savimbi, or frauds like Ahmed Chalabi, who neo-conned the Bush White House.” thenationonlineng.net/tomorrow-never…
“We‘re meant to be believe Ms Levinson, like the others who are paid by one of the contestants, wants only to promote a free & fair race. And that it is only a coincidence that this language for hire is identical to what we hear from accredited diplomats!” thenationonlineng.net/tomorrow-never…
“By omission or commission, it appears it may actually suit our friends, deep down, below the pious words, to see Nigeria a basket case, begging bowl in hand, than the partner we could, should and will prove to be.” thenationonlineng.net/tomorrow-never…
“And we have been here before. At the end of 1984, British diplomats predicted a coup against the then Buhari government, with whom London was quarrelling over everything from apartheid to economic policy (as we knew then, and as it turned out, Buhari was right).”
“Glowing profiles of Babangida were prepared and telegrams of congratulations were drafted. Thatcher put the project on ice, at least for a few months, but it was not long before foreign powers concluded that...”
”... their best interests would be served by people who told them everything they wanted to hear on democratisation and reform, but, as they could and should have known, meant precisely none of it. Nigeria lived through the consequences of this systemic deception.”
“We lost so much in the 30 years after 1985, but nothing so precious as the loss of confidence in our values and what we as a nation could be.” thenationonlineng.net/tomorrow-never…
“Voters are free to move forwards to a better future or back to the desperate past from which we are now beginning to emerge. Our election commission is independent and has all resources it needs to do its job.”
“We should all be wise to the risks, including partial and premature announcements of unofficial results from unverifiable sources, especially when one party has already declared well in advance that it cannot lose unless there is rigging.” — thenationonlineng.net/tomorrow-never…
“Do our foreign friends simply not understand what is at stake, or do they actually want us to fail? We know we are not equal partners, and do not pretend to be so.”
“In our own time in government, the US, the UK and the EU let us know subtly, and often not so subtly, what we should be doing on everything from currency reform to fuel deregulation and the import of toothpicks.” thenationonlineng.net/tomorrow-never…
“They have their own subsidies to protect key strategic interests, their farmers & steel plants,but condemn our own efforts to protect the poorest and most vulnerable from an unregulated market for food,transport & housing, or to create and protect space for new opportunities...”
“This was the inherited culture of government – ‘to those that have, give more’ – that we have challenged, a culture where every declared reform was in fact a disguise to privatise profit and leave the rest of us with all the risk.”
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