Irresponsible people beget irresponsible leadership

In any  society responsibility is customarily shared between the people and the government. Responsibility is also implicit in social contract which wards off anarchy....

Nigerian workers and poor work ethics

A studied view of some Nigerian workers brings to the pellucid surface flotsam and jetsam of brazen and utter disregard for work ethics and...

EFCC: How not to fight corruption

In an article for Daily Independent in 2009, I took the position that the shutting down of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, (EFCC),...

National Conference: Matters Arising

During his Independence Day broadcast on October 1, President Goodluck Jonathan announced to a somewhat surprised nation his intention to facilitate a “national dialogue”...

Now that we have to talk…

The recent decision by President Jonathan to be a convert to the idea of a National Conference took quite many people by surprise. In...

Nigeria as a crawling giant

The lowering of the British Union Jack and hoisting of the Green, White, Green flag on October 1, 1960 symbolically marked the attainment of...

Challenging medieval practices: Key to our future

Father, father, how did you accumulate your wealth? At the first read, the typical Nigerian mind would generate implications, repercussions and possibly reasons behind the...

The Sickening Ritual

Official attitude to the enveloping circle of violence in our country has settled into a sickening ritual. Three words best describe it: Kill. Condemn....

Nigeria @ 53: With these few reasons…

A person’s ugliness is God’s doing; the person’s lack of clothing is his/her own fault.   How many recall those ‘good ole’ days in secondary...

Niger Delta as Ijaw Colony: A Word of Caution

Three developments combined to convince me that one of Ijaw’s agenda is to dominate, rule and colonize the Niger Delta. The first was the...

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