What astounds me about Nigeria, this 56 year old ‘Lugardian’ contraption, is our seeming inability to get both simple and complex tasks done. Simple, innocuous tasks such as training our athletes, paying them their due allowances, and transporting them to sporting events are bungled such that one has to caution against Nigeria ever sending astronauts … Continue reading LESSONS FROM THE RIO OLYMPICS
Power supply in Nigeria is like the abiku,a spirit child (in Yoruba mythology)whose stay on earth is but for a short time. The abiku ventures into the world as a tourist, on a two weeks visa. Abikus are born like every other child, but they die before a certain age. The Abiku logic is to … Continue reading ON ABIKU, POWER SUPPLY AND PALTRY MEGAWATTS
Nigeria as a nation ought to improve on the gains we’ve made in our electoral process, not go back to the days of “operation wetie and the wild wild west” I was never a fan of former president Goodluck Jonathan. In fact, I believe he was a disaster as Nigeria’s president. But I respect … Continue reading ROTIMI AMEACHI, NYESOM WIKE AND THAT DISGRACEFUL RIVERS ELECTION.
As a student of the social sciences, almost- if not all of my writings are born of observations. Eagle-eyed observations about social life in Nigeria and the ruminations of the average Nigerian vis-a-vis the capacity of government to bring about transformation. Based on observed sentiments, I have grouped Nigerians into 3 categories; • … Continue reading CATEGORIZING NIGERIANS- TIMI AKEGBEJO
Fiat Justitia Ruat caelum- Let justice be done though the heavens fall. Let's make this clear: Nnamdi kanu, Zakzaky, dasuki and others who may have threatened the Nigerian state through their actions and words ought to be prosecuted. Let me also state that i am in total support of president buhari's war on corruption. Every … Continue reading ON PRESIDENT BUHARI AND THE RULE OF LAW
Titles don't honor men, men honor titles- Nichollo Machiavelli. The Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria has been a mere gathering of comedians, drug barons, looters and political pensioners since 1999. The building remains hallowed, but the occupants have defiled it. This 8th senate led by bukola saraki however appears destined to eclipse all … Continue reading THE UNDISTINGUISHED SENATORS OF THE NIGERIAN SENATE
I never knew oluchi when she was alive, but maybe our path crossed. Maybe she was one of those fine new hall girls I used to say Hi to. Oluchi like the rest of us came to Unilag to study, she had high hopes and expectations like everyone else. Maybe she came in through jamb … Continue reading DYING OF A NEGLIGENT ACT- A EULOGY FOR OLUCHI ANEKWE