Chinese attitude to Indebtedness is the HARDEST in the world. I know, because one had to deal with it in the course of my work @ the World Bank, helping African countries to get the HIPC Debt Cancellation.
It ANNOYS ME TO NO END to see our countries BINGING on Chinese Loans.
Most annoying of this latest round of RISING SCALE of Public Debt by countries of the continent is that the politicians are behaving EXACTLY like the ones who PILED UP DEBTS in the 80s & 90s.
“Just sign up for plenty Loans...forget about imperatives of Debt Sustainability.” KAI!!
Aug 30, 2018 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
The PACT - Presidential Aspirants Coming Together had 13 Aspirants at their Opening today. They did inform the Media & audience in the hall, ahead of their voting process, that Sowore and 4 other Aspirants had moved on at different time since they launched their initiative.
Those 13 that were there today including @MoghaluKingsley and @feladurotoye made LOFTY STATEMENTS of their collective vision to go together& vote AMONG THEMSELVES, one Consensus Candidate. Before they signed their MOU, -2 - @OfficialAhmedB & Aliyu quietly walked away leaving 11.
Aug 21, 2018 • 31 tweets • 10 min read
One of my most favorite Chapters of the Bible is Second Chronicles. We are in the season that it is most applicable. Life is imitating Art now.
I shall tweet it for those who desire to learn a great Lesson from it.
May the revelation it gives to the wise not elude you. 🌹🙏🏾
It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
2 Chronicles 20:1
Things fall apart; the Center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.
It is No Longer @ Ease for;
The Wrath of God has fallen on
A Man of The People. 🚶🏾♀️🚶🏾♀️🚶🏾♀️
The Trouble With Nigeria is that ;
We Have Been on a Famished Road for Great Leadership but you see,
That Thing Around Your Neck will be broken and then;
Everything Good Will Come.💃🏾🌹🙏🏾
Jul 20, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
If I were President & my Aviation Minister sent me a Memo asking for my approval to set up a ‘National Airline’ with initial capital of FG’s $300million & aquire airplanes, I will instantly send him a reply.
It will be:
Pls hand over the Ministry to the PermSec.✍🏾
If optimism and patriotism mean endorsing what appears like a patchwork of grandiose return to those woebegone era of Nigeria Government’s tragic adventure in Business, please feel free to call me whatever you choose; but I shall not partake of your Kool-aid.
Jul 17, 2018 • 17 tweets • 4 min read
Those who know me from when I was in Government will confirm my strong reticence to accepting some of the coterie of Awards that various groups in our country, generously confer on people.
I have always felt that nothing of our country justifies the LARGE number of Awards.
I set a very High Threshold for determining which Award, one would accept. It helped me weed out so many of those ‘one kain’ awards that featured very ‘interesting characters’ as ‘co-awardees’.
It is time to raise that Threshold even higher. Really.
May 20, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
All Padi-Padi Congress where there is no center that can hold anything together has once again shown that The Practice of Democracy is anathema to it.
The unraveling will kuku continue for the sake of our Citizens. 🚶🏾♀️🚶🏾♀️🚶🏾♀️🚶🏾♀️
If a Ruling - Party cannot so much as hold a Peaceful in-party Elections without the resort to VIOLENCE across the country, why should we surprised with its DISMAL democratic performance in Governance?
Feb 1, 2018 • 91 tweets • 38 min read
My dear young ones, if there is ONLY one thing you ever LEARN from me let it be this:
Be a person of Truth and Consistency.
When you are, no matter the LIES against you; events will unfold and find you still standing on the same spot of Truth and Consistency.
In this same country, in 2013 at a #UNNConvocationSpeech, I spoke up about the Squandering that was going on with the OIL BOOM MONEY. I asked then FG to stem the hemorrhaging.
What was their reaction?
They ATTACKED & MALIGNED me gaan.
By 2015 the TRUTH of what I said REVEALED!
Nov 9, 2017 • 41 tweets • 7 min read
Students’ skills, expectations, motivation & behavior.
Family resources, attitudes &support.
Peer group skills, attitudes &behavior
School organization, resources & climate.
Curriculum structure &content.
Teacher skills, knowledge, attitudes & practices.
What about all these?
Those are the multiple factors that work together to determine the levels and differences in Students’ academic achievements or Learning Outcomes in all School Systems. They ALL MATTER.
I will do a Thread on #TeacherQuality.
Sep 13, 2017 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
I once asked a Leader:
How are you friends with all sorts of people?
He answered: Because I must be Leader of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly🤔
The Leader of a Country CANNOT be friends ONLY of those he/she LIKES. No. That is NOT Leadership. The Leader BUILDS UP Groups. NOT DIVIDE.