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Why Won't They Fail?

Monday, December 21, 2015
Going through secondary school, I wanted to be a lot of things: an engineer, a writer, maybe even a farmer. My best friend, Ifeanyi, just wanted to be a farmer, he just wanted to feed the nation. Today, we are both medical doctors because my father made the same argument as her mother: being anyt ...

Before the New Tariff

Saturday, October 10, 2015
INCREASING the electricity tariff from the N16.11 per unit it is now, as has been announced in the news today, buried in the rubble actually, would seem an acceptable idea until U consider how Nigeria works... Whenever fuel, for example, becomes scarce or more expensive, the following happens: co ...

Why not Change!

Monday, April 6, 2015
Preamble... Before Jonathan lost the Election, a lot of well-meaning folks asked why I would board a sinking ship, especially since I was a stern critique of the ship's occupancy. As usual, the Change people alleged I was paid to do so; it doesn't take much sense after all. Some just concluded I ...

As We Vote Today

Saturday, March 28, 2015
And here we are Change had said today would not come, that Our President would not let elections hold, that Our President would foster an interim government, that Our President would betray our trust. But he is still Our President. Today is still election day. And here we are. Before now. Chang ...

For the Love of Country

Friday, March 27, 2015
Democracy is a game of numbers, and politics; politics has become a game of populism, and hypocrisy; populism is the opium of Nigerians: he who wants to catch a monkey must act like one; and hypocrisy has become the norm Otherwise, Fashola would not say Agbaje is too old to be Governor and go on ...

The Beauty of Democracy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The past eight weeks have seen me defend my President against all odds. I try to see the best in people, that is my flaw; and i have learnt to ignore flaws, since I see them so easily. I have campaigned for Jonathan, not because he is the best, not because he is excellent, and definitely not because ...

Of Desperation and Disappointments

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Twenty-eleven was a desperate year in the State, it was time for a new Governor. The civil servants demanded a new face, but for the average ò kadà man, it was time to balance the scales. He was tired of servitude to the Association. There must be others. And he was right. The Constitution of the ...

Clues or Less

Saturday, March 21, 2015
I sat down at their behest, tense, sweaty, unsure. This was the final straw. They asked how my Long Case went, it was great but I feigned sadness. I needed them to believe I had been subdued, to think I needed help, which I did. They felt my sadness and synchronised with me. Lucky me. Then I pick ...

Me AND Now

Monday, March 16, 2015
Few years ago I conducted a study wherein I asked my FB friends to translate a simple sentence starting with You and I into as many languages as they are able to. (Not) Surprisingly, while non-African languages typically place You before I , African languages typically place the Speaker, I , b ...

Of Artists and Scientists

Monday, March 9, 2015
Medicine is both a science and an art: the study of Medicine starts predominantly as science, the Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry; continues as a blend of science and art, the Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Pharmacology; and ends predominantly in art, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gy ...

The Paternal GAP

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Fathers are wonderful people: caring, providing, and responsible. We need more of them in governance. Yet we need more than them. As good as fathers are, responsible and all, they rarely make good political officers. Fathers, by their nature, are good providers, and rulers, but are rarely good leade ...

The POTENTIAL VII: Managing Debt

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Around this time last year, I was owing NEPA some thirty thousand naira; today, NEPA owes me some twenty-five hundred. Funny, eh? As at when I was owing thirty grand, my neighbours prided themselves as the rich ones, and insisted that NEPA cut our light at the meter points (so they could retain thei ...

Of Nigerians and Truth

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Most of my work has been in criticism of my President, yet, a democrat that he is, he doesn't blink. When he said corruption was not the number-one problem of Nigeria, we all disagreed. Well, i don't; not anymore. Recent happenings have proven otherwise: our problem as a people goes way beyond corru ...
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