An interplay of government misconduct and public ignorance has entrenched dysfunction as a normal part of Nigerian society. Correcting this dysfunction is a requirement if Nigeria would go forward. … More “Not for Sale”: The Dysfunctional Normal
“Gbam, gbam, gbam, gbam, gbam, gbam!” May 29, 2015, the military’s parade drums heralded the entry of Muhammadu Buhari, former military head of state, now executive President of the Unitarily Federal Republic of Nigeria. In the course of the election campaigns, he and the APC had offered Nigerians a new era. That promise of “change” … More Celebrating an Elusive Change
When political parties choose slogans, it is expected that some form of intellectual energy is expended in the search for a worthy slogan. A party’s slogan captures its essence (real or make-believe). For years, the People’s Democratic Party blasted the airwaves with “Power to the People”. Now, a year after being knocked off its pedestal, … More Changing the Change that Changed the Change
Nigeria is troubled on every side, and very distressed. Events have severely perplexed Africa’s Giant, yet it tries not to despair. The numerous troubles and the troublers behind them continue to hold back Nigeria’s potential. When we hear “troublers of Nigeria”, our minds usually head towards the usual suspects, a “cabal”, or towards some violent … More Troublers of Nigeria
The Paris attacks have come and gone, leaving in their wake a trail of blood—hundreds dead, hundreds more injured, and many more traumatized by the sad incident. Days after the attacks in Paris, bombs went off in the Nigerian cities of Kano and Yola. This time, the murderous Boko Haram group, in line with their … More #ParisAttacks: Lessons for Nigeria
We want better roads, but we are not ready to drive safely on them, with proper documents. We want jobs, but we are not ready to diligently put in our best. We want an improved educational system, but we would not inspire our children to study hard. We want orderliness, yet, queue jumping is our watchword.
Is it change we really want or continuity? Change must be all-round—a complete transformation of every small bit that makes up Nigeria. If we do not internalize change, Nigeria at best, would become a fresh-scenting grave. … More Change or Continuity?
Today is Christmas Day – 25 December. Each year is filled with numerous holidays and other commemorative days, but none has as huge a following as Christmas.
Once a year, the calendar indicates that the eleventh month has entered its twenty-seventh day. 27th November!!! Yeah! Yesterday was that day, and it was my birthday.