Friday, May 9, 2014

Did American Woman, Rama Mosley, Try to Claim She Originated #BringbackourGirls?

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It is not Rama Mosley but Oby Ezekwesili and Ibrahim Abdullahi who actually started the trending hashtag on Twitter. However it seems the western media always prefers to give one of their own the prestige of discovering things. Mungo Park discovered River Niger, and now Rama Mosley was almost canonized for starting the #Bringbackourgirls social media campaign to free the girls abducted in Borno state.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Labaran Maku Versus Transparency and Accountability

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Former Nigerian Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, who was also at one time "Madame Due Process is stepping up the national conversation. Last weekend, in her remarks during the convocation lecture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, she accused the Nigerian government of squandering about $45 Billion in foreign reserve account and another $22Billion in the Excess Crude Account left after the last administration. Following the reports of her speech in the press, the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, accused Mrs. Ezekwesili of misinforming the Nigerian public, insisting she has doesn't have sufficient understanding of government finances.

According to SaharaReporters, "although Maku made these sweeping statements, he did not provide any substance to his attempted rebuttal of Mrs. Ezekwesili, who was briefly the Minister of Education before her departure for the World Bank. But Minister Maku did say of Mrs. Ezekwesili that she “collected” N352.3 billion as Minister of Education, suggesting that Ministerial budgets are normally “collected” by Ministers."