“Too often, support is given to the political elite by those who have nothing to gain from offering up their loyalties so cheaply, and everything to lose from the damage that is done to the country when it is held that ‘might makes right’.” A sinister trend is sweeping through Nigeria at possibly the most … More Credible Opposition and Nigeria’s Cognitive Repair
“I understand; the state of “African” politics is so seemingly dire that Obasanjo’s choice to exercise a modicum of restraint is now taken as an esteemed example to the rest of the continent.” There he was, on a video on the internet, Obasanjo doing nothing to suggest that he ever wants for food. His legs … More Obasanjo and the Problem of Debased Moralities.
It is really rather difficult to sustain a conversation about Nigerian politics without the issue of corruption very quickly making its shameful appearance. Indeed, ‘Corruption in Nigeria’ is an issue that has, alarmingly, been deemed worthy of its own Wikipedia page. My response, in friendly encounters, is often to attempt to have my compatriot see … More Mr. Governor, Where Is My Own Chop? The Multi-Dimensionality of Corruption in Nigeria.
I respect the aged. Indeed, much of my day is spent combing through the words of extremely dead men. Born before Christ and alive by the wisdom which they left the young and hungry of mind, which, of course, embraces all biological age. Of those still revered, Aristotle died in 322 BC, Thomas Aquinas in … More A Valentine for Nigeria.
On February 6, the news arrived that the Council of State had rejected current President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s request for the postponement of Nigeria’s elections from the 14th and 28th of February, 2015 to the 28th of March, 2015. On the 8th of February, some of us either went to sleep or woke up with … More Missing PVCs, Moved Election Dates, and the Transformative Power of Inky Thumbs.
Last week a facebook friend of mine uploaded a picture of his now deceased father in celebration of what would have been an anniversary of his birth. In response, a friend of his wrote that like his father my friend was a dignified man who maintained said dignity by keeping his head above the parapet … More Matters of Politics and Political Matters.