POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON
Oso Abiola' And Some Tales In
If there was a particular group
so against MKO emerging president after the military class. It was
the Yoruba elite that fought against him. And while everyone who
claimed NADECO went on to better their lot via asylums that came
like VISA lotteries, the man died alone.
Many elite would say, after all he stabbed Awo and worked for
Obasanjo to stop the Yorubas and was rewarded with money for Concord
to fight Tribune...His bakery served ECOMOG and was responsible for
that ‘wheat policy’…so?
How strange that our democratic symbols are rife with all manner of
controversies, MKO was labeled International Thief-Thief by none
other than Fela, a democracy without democrats and caricature
June 12: How Can We Forget?
By Chido Onumah
Those of us who
write about our common national tragedy, who dream of providing good
leadership, should search our motives, heart, values, abilities and
calling, and come out of hiding and cowardice. I am also speaking to
myself. We have yielded the ground for too long to pretenders and
thugs. Yes, a few true politicians have slipped through the narrow
cracks into public governance; yet, they are too few to make the
kind of difference our people need.
When We Were Nigerians.
Farouk Martins Aresa
Jonah Jang of Plateau state, the head of the defeated
charlatans, is not unknown to controversy. A man who set his state
on fire out of jealousy and rabid ethnicity should not surprise
anyone leading a shameless renegade group. I don’t know how his
becoming the chairman of NGF solves the insecurity in his state. At
seventy year of age what one expect of him is to retire to becoming
a statesman and be a bridge builder. But, rather, he prefers
courting troubles and beating the drum of war.
Public Offices: Nigerians
Yearning to Serve? By Al-Amin Abba Dabo
this in context,
a lawmaker in India
earns N3.7 million ($23,988) per annum and so will need to work for
at least 49 years to earn the annual allowance of a Nigerian senator
and at least 39 years to earn the N144m annual allowance of a member
of the House of Representatives. The Nigerian lawmakers are
unsurprisingly, the highest paid in the world. Section 70 of the
1999 constitution states that the salaries and allowances of the
federal legislators shall be determined and fixed by the Revenue
Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). Therefore,
these outrageous sums are apparently in perfect alliance with the
laws of the land.
I am Not a “Politician”.
By Leonard Karshima Shilgba
In Nigeria, the word “politics” has
been misused and abused in a manner that this noble art and science
now connotes everything that is evil with human relationships in the
country. Accordingly, puritans are hateful of being referred to as
“politicians”. They would say, “I am not a politician.” Therefore, a
“politician”, in Nigerian lexicon, is perceived as someone who is
dishonest, corrupt, and of very low moral rating.
The Tell Tales
of The Tell Magazine; Mediocrity in a Hurry.
The piece featured in the
Tell News Magazine of June 17, 2013 No. 24, titled “New
Security Threat: The Middle East Connection”, calls for concern. One
ANAYOCHUKWU AGBO evidently authored the “fairytale” in question. To
say the least the portion that seeks to define the Islamic Movement
in Nigeria and its esteemed leadership as violent and evil minded
goes to demonstrate how cerebrally lethargic, ill informed and
fleeced was and the writer still is. It is a clear case of
journalism with some numb aroma of mediocrity in a hurry.