In 2007, Nigeria had one of the most terrible elections and Umar Musa Yar’adua emerged as president. Although, the country was not as polarised as we currently have it, he took six drastic steps that would make me score him as the most nationalistic president I have witnessed. The steps were (1) revoking g the… Continue reading FULANI HERDSMEN-OUR NEW LES ENFANTES TERRIBLE
In my days in UNIBEN, during the Hall 3 elections in 2003, campaigns were at a peak. My friend and class rep, Omo-ovie Ogaga Akpos was running for the position of Secretary General along with Lawrence Ogunyemi AKA Lawrencium (if you stayed in Hall 3 and did not know Lawrencium, you were not a student).… Continue reading Politicians and Campaign Promises: How Realistic?
Forgiveness of our political class is a very common attribute in Nigeria. No matter all the “eff ups” a politician may have wrought, he always knows that with the right amount of “washie”, he can have his way among the citizenry. For example, after heading one of the most horrible regimes in Benue, George Akume… Continue reading The Nigerian Politician as a Kaleidoscope
Way back in 2009 or thereabouts, whenever I go to check my mails, I would see a mail that friends had invited me to join Facebook. I always wondered what Facebook was, as I thought it was a book that had a face drawn on it. LOL!!! In those days, mobile internet never “kpokri” like… Continue reading THE LOSS OF OUR COLLECTIVE INNOCENCE
For those of us who used the Oxford English Reader,we may remember this story. I think it was Primary 3 or 4(can’t exactly tell). Though not in its exact form, but the substance of the story is the same. Ali was a very cunning man who was always looking for a way to get rich… Continue reading Sychophancy as Our National Achilles Heel…
ON THE ARREST AND DETENTION OF NNAMDI KANU The recent arrest and subsequent detention of the IPOB Onye-isi, Nnamdi Kanu by our security agencies leaves a lot to be desired. It is little wonder the insurgency has been allowed to fester so much. This is largely due to the fact that our intelligence system is… Continue reading ON THE ARREST AND DETENTION OF NNAMDI KANU`
I have watched with keen interest the brouhaha generated by the call for secession by the “Biafran people”. Some days back, I saw a picture of some South Sudanese eating grass as food (I do not have empirical evidence whether it is true or not). One thing immediately struck me. Some years back, when the… Continue reading ON THE BIAFRAN BROUHAHA…