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Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by Officialhorlah(m): 6:53pm On May 01
Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, says Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), should have spoken with his American counterpart, Joe Biden, last week, and not US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.

The fiery cleric, however, said “half bread is better than nothing”, adding that the meeting is a sign that Nigeria is going somewhere.

Kukah spoke at the 2021 edition of The Platform, an annual conference organised by the Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, Poju Oyemade.

Buhari in a virtual meeting on Tuesday met Blinken and had asked for the support of the Biden administration to tackle the security menace in Nigeria.

Buhari, who warned of a likely spill over of insecurity to neighbouring West African states, also called on the US to consider relocating US Africa Command from Stuttgart, Germany, to Africa, nearer the Theatre of Operation.

Speaking on Saturday, Kukah said, “Of course, all of us are angry but in my view, the challenge therefore is what kind of palliative do we need to calm our nerves and I am not talking here of the palliatives in the way and manner that we understand them but something needs to happen to send out a signal to Nigerians that things are under control.

“With the fact that we have the US Secretary of State speaking to us virtually, we would have preferred that our President spoke to the President of America rather than the Secretary of State but anyway, half bread is better than nothing.

“I want to assure that this is a sign that we are going somewhere but we need to quickly get our people together, the need to rally our people together both to support government and otherwise is very urgent and we cannot do this if our country is divided between those who love the party and those who don’t love the party. We are in a democracy and we want to believe that this democracy has to be nurtured and the best we can do is not to subvert the process but to continue to uphold the ideals before those who are in power.”

“On the issue of Nigerians dying, government has come very short and this is what is increasing the pain, the agony, the sorrow of people that we are dying alone, burying our people alone and all we get are just simple statements that really say nothing to us. The lack of empathy and the deployment of empathy have two consequences.

“Government must have a sense of empathy and I have said this severally and I do not mean anything negative and everywhere you turn, this is what Nigerians are saying that people are dying and you do not get a sense that those who govern us understand our pain because we have not seen them on condolence visits.

“Empathy is not sympathy, empathy is at the heart of who we are as human being; it is the feeling of the sorrow, of the pain of the other person, indeed, entering the skin of the other person, it does not bring healing meeting but there is a certain kind of psychological comfort that it gives,” the cleric added.

https://punchng.com/buhari-should-have-spoken-with-biden-not-us-secretary-kukah/

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by thebosstrevor1: 6:54pm On May 01
I am tired of these people called our religious leaders

They must complain and complain, nag and nag.

Instead of this man to appreciate the effort, he is busy complaining.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by helinues: 6:55pm On May 01
What different would it have made?

It seems like Nigerians complaining/blaming about things na generational

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by thebosstrevor1: 6:58pm On May 01
helinues:
What different would it have made?

It seems like Nigerians complaining/blaming about things na generational

They know how to wail and wail.

If buhari writes without a pen cover, they will complain that the ink will dry up when writing. All the major newspapers and online blogs will carry the news and it will end up being a political debate on tv with pdp organising #buharimustresign on twitter.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by BigSarah(f): 6:59pm On May 01
He’s not allowed too

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by DDDEnterprises: 7:02pm On May 01
The US secretary is acting on behalf of the President nah... So I don't think it makes much difference.

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By the way, please check my signature and patronize us for your data. Na beg I dey beg. Thanks.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by helinues: 7:03pm On May 01
thebosstrevor1:


They know how to wail and wail.

If buhari writes without a pen cover, they will complain that the ink will dry up when writing. All the major newspapers and online blog will carry the news and it will end up being a political debate on tv.


Imagine Nigerians wailing and gossiping about Pantami for months while the killings was/is still going on...

We focused too much on irrelevant things... See this news? The media would go gaga about empty news...

Chai

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by thebosstrevor1: 7:04pm On May 01
helinues:


Imagine Nigerians wailing and gossiping about Pantami for months while the killings was/is still going on...

We focused too much on irrelevant things... See this news? The media would go gaga about empty news...

Chai

I am tired.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by Juliusmalema: 7:07pm On May 01
Both of them are disasters. One is quiet and don't care and the other is good in talking nonsense every minute

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by Mikehot: 7:09pm On May 01
thebosstrevor1:
I am tired of these people called our religious leaders

They must complain and complain, nag and nag.

Instead of this man to appreciate the effort, he is busy complaining.
look at how bmc are now fighting for FP


I don't blame them since this is the only thread that isn't full of blood shed and incompetence from their darling daddy


To the Abdul above, would you prefer Bishop keeps quite and start wrecking havock like your Islamic Terrorist sultan?

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by Sirjamo: 7:09pm On May 01
Father Kukah always trying to pull Buhari down. Nothing the president does is good enough.


If Buhari eventually speak to Biden, Kukah will say he should have spoken to Boris Johnson.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by ZeroWorries: 7:11pm On May 01
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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by samwash(m): 7:11pm On May 01
From the meeting, Our president was reading speech when ever they ask him questions. I come dey reason weda he get the question b4 the meeting.
Typical Nigerian, will must complain
Even if na Biden he hold meeting will, some pple go still come out to say na the Vice he suppose hold the meeting with.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by thebosstrevor1: 7:13pm On May 01
Mikehot:
look at how bmc are now fighting for FP


I don't blame them since this is the only thread that isn't full of blood shed and incompetence from their darling daddy


To the Abdul above, would you prefer Bishop keeps quite and start wrecking havock like your Islamic Terrorist sultan?

Excuse me sir, what is bmc

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by Jostoman: 7:28pm On May 01
thebosstrevor1:
I am tired of these people called our religious leaders

They must complain and complain, nag and nag.

Instead of this man to appreciate the effort, he is busy complaining.
oga if you don't see anything good in this man statement that means you are the one that needs to go to hospital for a medical checkup.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by jlinkd78(m): 7:35pm On May 01
Shameful
Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by chatinent(m): 8:51pm On May 01
Ok o
Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by blinking001(m): 9:40pm On May 01
Even this one too wants to be heard. This life sha. I trust the peoples General to ignore him as usual. We know enemies of the Nigerian state when we see one.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by rawtouch: 9:40pm On May 01
sad

and say what, nobi person wey deh awake& aware go talk
Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by Ask4bigneyo(m): 9:41pm On May 01
Na so

Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by mbahdi(m): 9:41pm On May 01
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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by GeneralPula: 9:41pm On May 01
Nonsense..

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by southsouthking(m): 9:41pm On May 01
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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by AllenSpencer: 9:41pm On May 01
sigh..


The things we call religious leaders in Nigeria are animals. Goats to be precise.

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by FarahAideed: 9:41pm On May 01
How can two senile men communicate ?the meeting would have been a disaster

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by oguns222: 9:42pm On May 01
thebosstrevor1:
I am tired of these people called our religious leaders

They must complain and complain, nag and nag.

Instead of this man to appreciate the effort, he is busy complaining.

If it was Jonathan who spoke to a secretary of State instead of the president, you would have condemned him, wouldn't you?

You are a hypocrite and a liar

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by blamingthedevil: 9:43pm On May 01
What is this one saying....? All clerics are now politicians

Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by Karlovych: 9:43pm On May 01
grin grin the same Biden that can't walk into an airplane

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Re: Bishop Kukah: Buhari Should Have Spoken With Biden, Not US Secretary by BigDawsNet: 9:43pm On May 01
And you think president Biden will pick the call? undecided

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