Buhari Should At Least Speak To Nigerians – Akin Oyebode

oyebodeA Professor of International law and Jurisprudence at the University of Lagos, Akin Oyebode, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to speak to Nigerians from his vacation base in London.

According to the professor, this move has become even more necessary after President Buhari’s phone conversation with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump.

Mr Oyebode added that Nigerians have a right to know the whereabouts of their president and it would only be fair for him to address citizens in order to dispel rumors in the country about his health.

“I have seen pictures in the papers and he looks okay, and the wife says pray for him and all that, to assure us that everything is okay

“If the president can find the time to talk o Donald Trump, then he should be able to talk to us.

“He believes that it is not enough to hear that everything is okay with the president”.

The professor made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast show Sunrise Daily.

This is coming days after President Buhari wrote to the National Assembly on February 5, 2017, stating his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of series of tests recommended by his doctors.

He was billed to return from the 10-day vacation on Monday February 6, 2017.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has since been performing his duties as Acting President.

Stop Brain Drain, Obama Tells African Leaders

Barack-Obama-The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has said that African leaders can stop the brain drain in the continent by providing for the youth, the basics of rule of law, democracy, governance and peace.

Obama made the demand on Monday at a meeting with young African leaders of the Mandela Washington fellowship in the United States.

The President also said that many young, talented and well educated people from Africa, the Middle East and Asia were staying away from their countries for lack of confidence in succeeding in their home countries.

He said it was not the wealth of the host countries that keep the young people away, but their quest to have a sense of meaning and belonging in the society they live and grow, an atmosphere he said every government must try to provide for its young people.

In the last few months, deaths of migrants have been recorded in the Mediterranean sea, as they attempt to cross to Europe in search of greener pasture, a development that may have triggered President Obama’s comments.

The influx had forced the European Union consider military operation against human traffickers.