Silent “Murders” In Nigeria. By Anthony Akinola

Maybe the issue one is aiming to address here is not murder per se.  “Murder” is simply the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.  However, the death of one human being could occur at the hands of another through culpable negligence – a circumstance known in criminal law as “unjustifiable homicide”.  The death of Mrs Stella Obasanjo, erstwhile First Lady, is one example. Details

 

PDP Government and Nigeria at 49. By Adamu Muh’d Usman

At this juncture, I am appealing to President Yar’adua, the state governors, NASS etc that, the aim must be total and direct towards reforming the system, uniting the country, raising the integrity of the nation, reviving our cultural heritage, boost the reputation of the ethical back ground, sought and utilize the natural resources for future generation not for self aggrandizement and redeem the image of Nigeria as the previous leaders did. Details

 

49th Independence: A Season For Noise Making? By Khalid Imam

If Nigeria turns out to be a crude joke today, are Nigerians not the ones to bury their faces in shame? Since independence, we woefully failed to build a true and lasting nationalistic feeling (what one may call national consensus across the varied spectrum that Nigeria is) due to our lack of cohesion, sense of direction and purpose. It is trite to say that the political class (both the ones in government and those in opposition) are all the more guilty of warped, bungled morality, political opportunism; promotion of ethnic chauvinism, regional dichotomy and religious intolerance. Details

 

Nigeria’s Cult Of Corruption. By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

Virtually every Nigerian knows and strongly believes that any day Nigeria is able to make up its mind to end its obscene and ruinous romance with the stubborn monster called “Corruption”, this country will automatically witness the kind of prosperity no one had thought was possible in these parts. Just imagine the amount of public funds being stolen and squandered daily under various guises by too many public officers and their accomplices, and the great transformation that would happen to public infrastructure and the lives of the citizenry if this organized banditry can at least be reduced by fifty percent!  Details

 

Hello World, Nigerians Are Coming, Nigerians Are Here! By Paul I. Adujie

Nigerians in their multitudes filled Manhattan. There were bevies and bevies of Nigerians with a plethora of our national colors memorabilia. Nigerians, from all over, converged on 2nd Avenue between 57th Street and 44th Streets, along 2nd Avenue where Nigeria House is situate at 828. Details

 

After Disarmament: What Next? By Otive Igbuzor, Ph.D.

Another important point is that states and local government areas in the Niger Delta must change their ways in terms of transparency and accountability to ensure that the vast amount of resources that have been flowing into the Niger Delta since 1999 can be translated into improvement in the lives of citizens. From 1999 to 2007, Delta State received the sum N463 billion from federal allocation. This amount is more than allocation to five states (Anambra, Gombe, Ekiti, Nassarawa and Plateau) put together. Details

 

Quo Vadis (Oil) Resource Control In The Niger Delta? By Dr. Emmanuel Ojameruaye

As we approach the October 4, 2009 deadline for all militants in the Niger Delta to surrender to the Federal Government (FG), the question facing the apostles of (oil) resource control by oil producing states and communities is: quo vadis?, i.e. "Where do you go from here ?" or simply "What next?". Will the October 4, 2009 mark the end of the resource control struggle or will it mark a pause? If it is the latter, when will it resurrect again and in what form? Details

 

Abidde’s Anti-Nigeria Diatribe. By Nafata Bamaguje

It is disheartening that supposedly educated Nigerians who should know better resort to petty ethnic jingoism in the discourse of pressing national issues. The latest is Sabella Abidde’s harangue - Nigeria’s policy towards the Ijaw published on Nigeria Village Square. His asinine tirade outrageously misrepresented the Niger Delta conflict, falsely portraying Ijaws as hapless innocent victims of a rapacious malevolent Nigerian nation. It was all premised on a disingenuous mix of misinformation and half-truths. Details

 

ANPP: The Tormented Hen That Sucks Its Finest Egg. By Muktar Shehu Gwarzo

The whole thing started with the military junta’s enforcement of PDP that dominated and marginalized the then other two political parties who were only able to contest election on the joint platform of AD/APP. While the planned victory was hatched in the 1999 election, the leaders of the two political parties were devastated and went on their knees lobbying for lucrative positions in Government. Details

 

Archetypal Resurgence: The Lamido Sanusi Revolution. By Segun Imohiosen

The global picture is what Nigerians should consider in the face of the ongoing bank shake-up. There is a need for caution in the entire setting to avoid a huge international embarrassment this may cause. The mixed feelings and the likely fear this entire scenario could or might have created so far in the minds of investors and prospective ones could allow for more worry and uncertainty in the citizenry. Details

 

Beyond The CAMELS Rating: A Model For Predicting Bank Failures In Nigeria. By Shafii Ndanusa This is the year 2009. Like most countries, Nigeria is presently in the throes of a banking crisis. Although the Central Bank of Nigeria insists that No Nigerian Bank Will be Allowed to Fail. I take it to mean that No Nigerian Bank Will be Allowed to Go Under (or to be declared bankrupt). Details

 

Rebranding Nigeria: Matters Arising. By Makanju Omotunde Samson

What could have been wrong with our country? Should we pretend as if all is well? Should we allow the bad elements to endanger the future of our generation unborn? Should we believe the assertion that the Nigerian Public is the most ungrateful animal for its cowardice and for being afraid of its shadows? Details

 

Uwais Report: Sacrosanct Or Not? By Uche Anichukwu

Two major opinions have been peddled especially by the media and the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP ever since the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu spoke at a press conference on the Senate’s action plan for the amendment of the 1999 Constitution. The areas of grouse include two statements credited to Ekweremadu to the effect that the Uwais Panel Report was not sacrosanct or binding on the National Assembly. Details

 

I Swear, Ribadu Never Visited Nigeria. By Hakeem Babalola

Let me make one thing clear. Even if Ribadu had disguised as a woman, my men would have spotted and captured him. Apart from that, our SSS men are at alert and competent enough. So therefore someone like Ribadu cannot creep stealthily up to my door without being apprehended. I am sure Ribadu being a former cop will never take such foolhardy or bravado chance. Details

 

Looming or Impending Constitutional and Political Crises Over Local Government Creation. By Paul I. Adujie

Creation of more local government areas is desirable for many, if not all the state of Nigeria. And Lagos state can probably accommodate 100 local government areas instead of the current 20 local government areas. The worthiness of more local government for Lagos state is an argument for another day. Details

 

Making A Curse Of Been A  Nigerian Peace Keeper. By Mohammed Adamu

Some of the startling revelations made during that time were that, Nigerian soldiers who served under the then West African Monitoring Group (ECOMOG), in Liberia and Sierra Leone were actually supposed to be paid 45 US dollars a day instead of the 5 US dollars they received, making a total sum of 1350 US dollars per month and not 150 US dollars as they were paid. This short payment affected over Twenty Thousand soldiers over a period of Ten years from August 1990-april 2000.It was during the commission's sitting that Nigerians were made to understand that even the combat helmets supplied to the soldiers were actually motor cycle crash helmets lacking in the quality to serve as a protection against riffle fires and bomb fragments. Details

 

Yar'Adua May Vindicate Bola Ige on Super Civil Servants. By Farouk Martins Aresa

We still remember uncle Bole Ige promise when Obasanjo made him the Minister in charge of NEPA, Steel and Industry. After thorough consultation, research materials and dedication he laid down goals and objectives in six months, one year, two years etc on our way to adequate power generation. If there was anyone who could do it, it was Bola Ige. Nigerians were more hopeful than usual despite past broken promises. The mission failed and he finally lost his life. Details

 

Surprise At Consulate Of Nigeria New York Passport Office! By Paul I. Adujie

Just when you thought there is nothing to write home about, then, there is! You will not believe what happened at the consulate of Nigeria in New York, last month, on Wednesday, August 26, 2009! The day was ruined, as far as assumed public knowledge or familiarity with laxity and lack of work ethic among certain public officials. Those who service Nigeria at various diplomatic missions or outposts have frequently been reported to be experts at treating Nigerian citizens with utmost levity. Details

 

Ibori's "Smoking Gun" Against Ribadu: Pathetic, Sickening and Laughable. By Francis Adewale

Sometimes you wonder if the so called Nigerian leaders ever think before they open their mouth. We learnt recently from the indicted former governor of Delta State, James Ibori that the erstwhile EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu approached him on a plot to unseat a certain “sick Yar’Adua” through the use of INEC! I mean INEC! The same INEC hand picked by PDP stalwart to do their bidding? Yes, indeed if it sounds incredulous, you are not dreaming, this is Ibori’s damning evidence against Ribadu. Details

 

ASSU: Gambling with the Future! By Kabiru Tsakuwa

Tell me, which country in the whole world would allow her citadels of learning to be closed for well over 13 weeks without doing something concretes to address the ugly situation? Such unwholesome behavior of the government which allows out teeming  youth to be idling away aimlessly, is a fitting example of the very poor quality of leadership besetting the country right after the aborted first republic. Details

 

I Rise in Defense of Chief Falae. By Dr. Wumi Akintide

Chief Samuel Oluyemi Falae spoke the truth when he wondered aloud about his legacy when the great majority of his grand and great grand children are Nigerians born abroad who are fast losing touch with their motherland, and can see very little to be proud of in Nigeria which, despite her many blessings, is fast losing her place and relevance in the committee of nations due in large part to visionless and mediocre leadership of our country across the board. I completely share his frustration because I understand where he is coming from Details

 

Between The Military Hospital and The Niger Delta Commission. By Eben Dokubo

While in the last three months over 150 billion naira has been approved by the Federal Executive Council for various projects in Abuja (70 billion naira for expanding the airport road, and 84 billion naira for infrastructural development in the outskirts), NDDC which caters for nine states is to receive 120 billion  naira in 2010 budget, which comes to an average of a mere 11.3 billion per state per annum. This is less than the 11.5 billion naira which the People’ Democratic Party (PDP) gleefully announced recently as the cost of building a befitting National Secretariat. Details

 

Ojo Maduekwe at His Seditious Best. By Prof. Sullivan Odumegwu

In the Vanguard newspaper of September 22, it was reported on front page that the Minister of External Affairs, Ojo Maduekwe said that President Yar’Adua is reeling under some guilt of coming to power through a ‘flawed’ election procured by Prof Iwu. And that, in effect, the President will expiate his great guilt (or please American critics) by not re-appointing Iwu to a second term as Chairman of INEC after Iwu’s tenure expires in mid 2010. Details

 

The Need To Support Death Sentence For  Fake Drug Dealers. By Hassan Zaggi

Can you imagine what will happen to a patient who is critically ill in a hospital bed and the doctor, after putting every effort to save the life of the patient end up administering fake drip on him? Of course, the patient may either die instantly or if he is lucky, the sickness will get worse, leaving him or her in excruciating pains. Another angle to it is that the doctor in question may be blamed unfairly for not taking proper care of the patient, even though it was the fake drug which the doctor unknowingly administered to the patient that was the cause of the death or his worsen condition. Details

 

When Not to Shade Crocodile Tears. By Najeeb A. A. Gambo

It all began a day after Sallah (Eid il Fitr) on our way back from condolence at Gumel (a local Government in Jigawa state) to Dutse (Jigawa State capital) when an Okada (Going/Achaba) man in their usual manner tried to ‘kisses’ the front of our speeding car (Carina) carrying my junior brother and myself.  In an attempt to avoid head on collision, our driver meandered but unfortunately for us, the car looses control and the next thing we were uttering was “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un”....My astonishment was none of them (the Chairman and House of Assembly members) was willing to sacrifice his ‘Prestige’ (Peugeot) to rescue us from that situation for the fear of blood stains that will make caricature to their lavish interior of their ‘prestigious vehicles’. The highest support they gave was to ask some people to extend the message to NURTW in near by town with out even mobilizing the messengers. Details

 

Dynamics of Poverty as Culture in Nigerian World: Implications for the Vulnerable Population. By Dr. Patrick  Iroegbu

The topic of poverty discourse in Nigeria and Africa will never be finished, at least, not for now. In the present article, I provide insight into the meaning of “culture of poverty” and holicization of deprivation due to political and economic administrative noise making competences in Africa, in particular Nigeria. Details

 

Sunusi Lamido’s Nationalist Credentials:  Beyond Parochialism. By Khalid Imam

Again, the late Wada Nas too once accused Sunusi of defending the heinous crimes of OPC tribal foot soldiers who waged the cruellest and most primitive wars on his native people. In one of his many write ups, Wada Nas pounced on  Sunusi Lamido over what he erroneously perceived in one of Sunusi’s articles “as an insult to the north” or a piece which fans the raging fire of genocide against the Hausa/Fulani people.  In his sarcastic response entitled: “Dialogue with a Critic,” which was published on Gamji website on 31st January,2001, Sunusi Lamido argues that he was not supporting OPC’ madness and genocide rather he is simply equating “the killing of northerners in Lagos as the retaliatory killings of Yorubas in Kano.” Instead of glorifying tribalism, Sunusi was more disturbed that “The lives of many innocent Nigerians were taken, [not just that of Hausa/Fulani or northerners] yet, the State could not [or failed to] protect those lives [unnecessarily wasted] and no one was brought to Justice at the end of the day". Details

 

Dynamics of Poverty as Culture in Nigerian World: Implications for the Vulnerable Population. By Dr. Patrick Iroegbu

Yearly people are disorganized, maimed, killed and displaced after having worked hard to establish businesses. Displacement of successful entrepreneurs automatically squares people up to the level of poverty, if not to chronic abject poverty. So in managing poverty in Nigeria, poverty alleviation programs should pay attention to sources that promote frustration and elevate rather than decline of poverty.  Details

 

Poverty in the North: Which Way Forward? By Saka Raji Audu

Generally speaking, Nigeria has once been rated as the 13th poorest nations of the world, not minding its richness in oil. Thus, the much talked about the high poverty in the North was in comparison with its Southern counterparts of the country. In order to put the issue of poverty in the North in its proper perspective, it is discernible to passionately go down the memory lane to unravel the initial factors responsible for the situation in the North. This is being done with a view to put the record straight and with the hope that our northern elite will do something towards alleviating the pathetic situation. Details

 

On Islamic Banking and the Economy. By Muhideen Adesokan, Ph.D.

An editorial Islamic Banking and the Economy appeared in a national daily (10 September 2009) purporting to respond to comments attributed to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on Non-Interest Banking.  More specifically claims were made in reference to Islamic Banking and current macroeconomic policies.  I argue that the comments on the former are misguided bordering on disinformation but largely share the newspaper’s views on the latter for reasons that become clear below. Details

 

Rebuilding and Protecting the Falling Naira. By Emeka Chiakwelu

Nigeria's naira can be rebuilt and possibly fortified from foreign invaders, although it is a tall order. The task of having a sound currency is intertwined with a healthy economy. Nigeria has some advantages, her economy is relatively sound although it is bedeviled with poverty, gigantic unemployment and troubling banks. Nigeria is among the lowest debtor nation in the world, it is an advantage because she does not have to use a lot of generated foreign exchange to service her debt. Details

 

Nigeria Youths and the Crisis of Self Discovery. By Bukhari Muhammed Bello Jega

Today, the Nigeria youths are armed with characters that are antithesis to its progress. Such antitheses includes false dreams of getting money quick without any difficulties, ostentations and flamboyant life style, disco dancing, drunkenness, armed robbery, thuggery, cultism, prostitution, and exams malpractice. These antitheses are inimical to the development of the nation. Details

 

Deportations of Nigerians Citizens by Governments Foreign and Domestic: An Open Letter to Nigerian National Assembly. By Paul I. Adujie

I write to your honorable selves while shedding actual physical and metaphorical tears. This is because of the precarious plights and predicaments which our citizens face today. This is especially so, among the poorest citizens and those with disabilities. Nigerians at home and abroad, are literarily catching hell from "deportations" Our fellow citizens, are mostly, free of sins and infractions, and yet, they are roundly maltreated by various governments, including our very own federal, state, municipal and other subdivisions of our Nigerian government. And have really come to unfortunate crescendos in Lagos and Kaduna states. Details

 

 

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi And Continuum Of Pandemonic Collaborators (II). By Jibo Nura

 And for Sanusi to boomerang and treat those greedy and irresponsible sacked bank CEOs with kids gloves, is tantamount to smack of inconsistency and insincerity on his part. What he did actually is the institutional legal arrangements, which represent uneasy compromise rather than fundamental inconsistencies. Details

 

We Are All Boko Haram By Dr. Tilde: Is Boko Halal? By Dr. Shehu Usman Adamu

To sum it all, all those that looted the treasury are the Yan Boko. All the Police officers and the constables that man the roadblocks are the yanboko, all the Lawyers and the Judges like Bulkachua and Jega are the Yanboko, all military including former military head of states and their Governors are the Yan book, all the bureaucrats and the politicians are the yanboko because for you to hold any office or join any force, you must have at least secondary school certificate.Details

 

My  Birthday  Gift  To Nigeria  At Forty-Nine. By Mcbrown A.Adejo

I love Nigeria, not for her oil wealth nor for her football talents but because of her yet to be fulfilled destiny in Africa. The land is good; however the people have sold themselves to wickedness. You cannot effectively fetch water with a leaking bucket. This is the reality of Nigeria at present. However my birthday gift to Nigeria is not a catalogue of criticism. We have heard enough in the past 49 years of our existence as a nation-state. My fellow Nigerians should take their pen and paper and list our problems with corresponding solutions and possibilities. How can Nigeria be saved from becoming a failed state as predicted by the United States of America? Will Nigeria become like Somalia? God forbid! Details

 

Niger Delta Brains Of Valor Take A Back Seat To Militants. By Farouk Martins Aresa

The numbers of militants have grown in every village in Nigeria for fear of outside militant dictating to the locals. Apart from political militants, we also have religious and social militants all over the Country. Some people have equated the demand of political militants with that of Boko Haram, religious militants that were equally dealt with in the North; claiming double standard. Most Nigerians can objectively distinguish between political militants on the defensive and religious militants on the offensive trying to replace one foreign influence with another all over Nigeria. Details

 

Gani Fawehinmi: The Man, His Time, Actions and Reactions. By Adebiyi Jelili Abudugana

In his advocacy for just and transparent leadership, Fawehinmi committed his money, honour, reputation and life to ensure the triumph of truth over the forces of darkness. There was no silence in his dictionary in so much he observes corruption or an iota of an abuse of the rights of the masses to a descent and enabling livelihood. Single handedly, he fought Abacha to a standstill and he was the leading factor in the un-ceremonial of Babaginda from power. Details

 

Gani And Kennedy: Two Of A Kind. By Senator Ken Nnamani

Gani’s death has created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill not because there are no lawyers of his ilk in the country. What Gani has taken from Nigeria is the selfless zeal, commitment and fearlessness with which he challenged those in authority on any perceived injustice. It would be difficult to find any Nigerian that has been to prison as many times as my late friend in his quest for justice. Details

 

Much Ado About Rebranding: Beyond the Surface. By Edukpe Ehimiaghe

In the face of the ongoing rebrand campaign, the challenge Nigeria is faced with today could undoubtedly make a lot of Nigerians within and outside doubt the integrity of the government by not keeping promises made to her people in the past. Unfortunately in the part we grow up in Nigeria, there is popular saying that you can only take a woman to the shade of the cocoa plantation to make love to her once but any other time you lead her same way, she automatically knows what your plan is. Details

 

Nigerians are All Guilty. By DR Abdullahi Dahiru

Nigeria is a nation bedevilled by numerous problems. It is very common for Nigerian masses to blame their leaders as the cause of the nation’s woes, little did they ponder to reflect on their contribution to the genesis of these problems. Details

 

Nigeria Advances Or Ethnic Warriors Terrorist Prevails? By Paul I. Adujie

Nigerians at home and in the Diasporas ought and should, be rooting for Nigeria! There are abundant and enough resources for all Nigerians and then some. There is enough expanse of land for all Nigerians and then some. The only thing which Nigerians currently lack is the will, the discipline and focus on our national best interests. Details

 

Corporate Nigerians: The Way the Cookies Crumble. By Abbas A. Dikko

This country had suffered much, therefore; we need someone courageous enough to take the bull by the horn from whichever angle possible, we cannot continue to live a tattered life for the remains of our existence as a sovereign nation. However, when the idea for the banks consolidation was unveil, I for one saw a good gesture in it because of the past pathetic experiences. Details

 

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi And Continuum Of Pandemonic Collaborators (1). By Jibo Nura Sanusi should continue with his bank’s sanitization agenda even if it will eventually be labeled as “kanonized agenda”, because there’s nothing he can do to satisfy the personal ego of his detractors without being condemned by southern media.  The fact that there’s no single northerner on his appointment list of the new CEOs of the distressed banks, he will still be criticized by southern innuendos. Alas, the much taciturnity on his “northernisation” agenda of banks by Falae and his cohorts are quite unfortunate, because of their lack of understanding of recoverable action for damages against the bank in negligence. Details

 

CBN Governor and PR Approach. By Yushau A. Shuaib

Some people may attach ethnic sentiments to the cleansing exercise being conducted by Sanusi Lamido in the banking sector, I only wish they know ass an intellectual that has written and spoken without fear on various contemporary issues including politics, religion, governance, cultural diversity, economy among others. Details

 

Nigeria Banking Crisis: Crisis Of Capitalism. By Peluola Adewale

The current crisis in Nigerian banking system, which has witnessed the removal of chief executive officers of 5 banks and their directors and the ongoing show trial, has further underlined the utter failure of profit-first, iniquitous capitalist system and the incapacity of the neo-liberal principle that puts private institutions at the driving seat of economic development. The fact that the state has had to intervene is a shinning example of the limits of private ownership; it is a political blow against the ideologists of neo-liberalism and privatization.  Details

 

Remembering Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. By Ubanese Nwanganga

Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was said to have died exactly 42 years ago today at Obollo Afor on 29th July 1967 shortly after the outbreak of hostilities between Nigeria and the breakaway eastern province, which called itself the Republic of Biafra. This essay, however, is not so much about his longevity or lack of it. Instead, I want to share with the reading public the little I gleaned about the life of this remarkable young man, who, like a meteor, flashed through the Nigerian political firmament and, before we knew it, disappeared the way he came. Details

 

His insatiable quest for cheap publicity must have compelled Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State to commit his biggest, ugliest and most tragic blunder yet. While the nation was still reeling from the clumsy and brutal handling of the Boko Haram violence which occurred in Bauchi, Yobe and Borno States; trying to decide who was more dangerous between a weird religious sect that opposes a dysfunctional system, and the system which allows the summery execution of dissenters; Governor Aliyu rushed into a decision that makes nonsense of his intellect and years of experience as a public servant. Details

 

The Nigerian Banking Revolution. By Marwan Haruna Abdulkarim

Earlier in the year when Yar’adua nominated Sanusi to the central bank of Nigeria’s top job, there were both praises and condemnations about his nomination from various quarters. The praise singers see Sanusi’s nomination as a good omen for the country due to either knowing his moral characters and/or his performance in his professional career. However, Sanusi’s nomination was viewed by some people as an ethnic agenda. Details

 

More Billionaires Boost the Number of Beggers. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Many have gone to bed wondering why they were so unlucky or why they were not at the right place at the right time. Some of us were in the same buying and selling of the same materials but somehow they managed to secure better loans from the same banks we deal with, get better positions even when we know they were dummies in schools or make miraculous profit out of selling the same pins in the market. Wonder shall never cease.  Details

 

How Jobless and Job-Seeking Nigerians Are Exploited. By Ikechukwu A. Ogu, Esq.

Those who venture into self-employment are frustrated by the epileptic electricity supply, zero financing, bad road networks, poor transportation system and other unsettling factors. Yet our institutions of higher learning continuously produce both quality and otherwise graduates, while staff retrenchments by public and private employers bloat the unemployment level. Details

 

Should Nigerians Have Less Babies? By Max Siollun

Nigeria's Society for Reproductive and Family Health says that five million Nigerian babies are born every year. That means 5 million additional bodies to feed, clothe, educate, and provide electricity to. If current trends continue, by 2020 the population of Lagos alone will exceed the combined population of the eastern seaboard of America. Lagos might become the most densely populated city on Earth Details

 

What if I said PDP Is Haram? By Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

What if I said PDP is Haram? Wouldn’t I be unnecessarily looking for trouble? Wouldn’t I be branded a terrorist and the SSS sent off to haunt me? Wouldn’t the most vicious men of the Nigerian army be sent after me and my clan? Wouldn’t my body be pumped with hot lead and brandished before tv cameras as a vivid example of what becomes of a renegade? Wouldn’t I get the same compliments as Mrs. Clinton got after she said the same thing in different words?  Details

 

Sodom, Gomorrah and Nigeria: Observations of a Nigerian in the Diaspora By Dr. Austin Yekpabo

Less than 6 hours after my arrival, I wanted to see the much heralded capital city of Nigeria, Abuja. Over the years, I had read about the city that oil rich Nigeria had built from scratch, just like Brazil built Brasilia. I was hoping to see Traffic Lights, and NOT police men and women directing traffic at every intersection; roads not peppered with pot holes, and above all, clean streets, just like I remembered them in the time of Buhari and Idiagbon. I guess I was mistaken. Nigeria was worse now than it was when I left in 1984. Details

 

The Truth About Foreign Aid: Where It Really Goes and Not To Africa! By Paul I. Adujie

The Truth about Foreign Aid, is that, Africa is not where foreign really goes. The bulk of foreign aid, in reality, flows elsewhere and not Africa! How come then, that westerners and their journalists are always screaming about donor or aid fatigue? Details