THE REVOLUTION THAT NEVER WAS

On Saturday 16th March 2013 when the pictures of what seemed like a mass exodus started appearing as display pictures and making the Social media rounds; our reaction was delayed. It wasn’t until people from literally all the states in the country started sending their own pictures did we realize how serious this was and that was not a mass exodus but just people looking for work. They were attending an interview. So many comments have been made while trying to make sense of this monumental national tragedy. So I too would like to add my two kobos. There are conflicting figures on how many people actually went to write the exams into the National Immigration Service. The Minister of Interior said in an interview that 522,000 people were selected to write an...

WHO WILL STEM THE TIDE?

Is it not time we started asking who we have offended because our descent into hell will be legendary. It is now getting unbelievable the new heights of evil we are scaling each day. We woke to hear conflicting stories of a shoot-out/ambush or something in an uncompleted building where seven or so people were killed. Then the news that NAFDAC had caught a group of people who were using embalming fluid to inject into cow hide (kpomo) to make it appear bigger and more succulent. At a point we tried to stop the importation of frozen goods because formalin was used as a preservative; which is used in embalming corpses too! Then another group was caught melting Styrofoam and selling it as honey! Honestly I was shocked and believe me it takes quite a bit to shock me....

MAKING A STRONG CASE FOR CORRUPTION

I was invited once again for a mushroom ‘Youth-who-want-to change-Nigeria-because-they-are-tired-of-the status-quo’ meeting on Saturday. It was the topic that grabbed my attention. The topic was; you guessed it; about corruption! Frankly, I have failed to understand why we still call for round and square informal tables to discuss about corruption-it has not helped one bit! More an opportunity to ‘speak grammar’, knock a few drinks back and eat if possible; then go back to the same pattern of behaviour. The ‘meeting’ started and I was all fired up. Given the floor, I laid the blame of our corrupt society at the foot of the family; the family being the building block of society. I must admit by the time I heard other views, mine sounded juvenile and...

VALUE-BASED LEADERSHIP

It would be easy to criticise past and current leaders and their leadership styles for the mess that our once great nation has found itself in. It would be easy to blame everyone who is in a position of leadership and great responsibility for the woes of our country. It would also be easy to forget that we, the led are as much to be criticised and blamed; we share in the responsibility of what the nation has become and could be come. Nigeria is referred to as the most populous black nation on earth, the giant of Africa; the happiest people on earth and of course number one, two or sixth most corrupt country on the face of the earth. This is the bane of our country and as unfortunate as it is, we shrug our shoulders when confronted with the stark reality and...

THE MOTLEY CREW

I’m not a political analyst, a political commentator or even an arm chair critic. I’d rather write about the unending mysteries of relationships. I am however interested to a certain degree in what I’d like to call ‘situational politics’. If it is on the front burner, news worthy item and so on and forth, I’ll engage for a bit and move on; these issues are there anyway to pick up at any point. I’m derailing. Nigeria has the singular honour of being the most demystified mystery; I mean everyone knows by now how corrupt and confused we are but the mystery is we are still standing; bandaged, patched and all. We are a good example of the ‘more you see, hear and read; the more you will never understand. Let’s take a look at the happenings...

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