To Return to Nigeria…...or Not to? By Emeka Orjih

(GAMJI)

In other words, the Nigerian system, laden with inefficiencies, presents greater opportunity (or room) for the improvement (or increase) of efficiency, thereby offering more opportunity for value creation and profit appropriation! Details 

 

HIV Patients : Suffering with Stigma. By Shehi Ali

(GAMJI)

Another world AIDS day is just around the corner and the theme for this year’s celebration is “Stigma and discrimination among HIV patients”.  This is a very appropriate topic around this time when despite the global awareness worldwide on this all important pandemic, patients still live in a society that discriminates and stigmatise against them. Details

 

Nigerian Women, Custodian of Corruption. By Hayatu Raji

In Nigeria, there are many factors that are responsible for the way corruption is thriving in our society, but I’ll like to highlight on how Nigerian women have played one of the greatest role in nurturing corruption in Nigeria. Details

 

The Politics of Abacha Loot. By Mohammed Bala

(GAMJI)

The continued inundation and highly blown "Abacha Loot" issue is making discerning Nigerians think that the late Abacha was being wickedly sacrificed for other living looters to escape scrutiny and exposure. It is one thing to catch a thief, but certainly it is another thing to have him jailed. Details

 

Mr. President, Where is Our Money? By Babayola Muhammadu Toungo 

(GAMJI)

The government headed by Olusegun Obasanjo is reputed to have earned the most in terms of foreign exchange income to the coffers of the federation.  In an editorial, the Daily Trust of November 24th, 2003, informed the nation that the government earned about $58 billion or N9 trillion (with a conservative exchange rate of N120 to $1, and a price per barrel of crude oil averaging at $25).  Yet Nigerians never had it so rough. Details

 

A New Agenda. By E. Terfa Ula-Lisa

(GAMJI)

Ojukwu, having tainted yourself with the secession bid, what have you done to show to Nigerians that you have repented and purged yourself of Biafra (besides the party you had in NPN) Details

 

THE OBASANJO MUST GO CAMPAIGN, Where Do you stand?

By Sowore omoyele

(GAMJI)

The reason why I am sinking myself into the “OBASANJO MUST GO” campaign is that Obasanjo and his ilk represent the most vicious and insidious element of retrogression within the Nigerian society, their actions and pretensions is sickening to every sensible Nigerian. It is time for him to be told that there is nothing patriotic about hating the Nigerian people, or pretending to love the country while he despise the people that live in it. Details

 

Interview: In Nigeria, When You Are A Professor, It Is Bye-Bye To Work, Says I.N.C. Aniebo, Novelist and Scholar By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

(GAMJI)

Immediately Chinua Achebe’s novel, Arrow Of God  appeared  in London in the early 1960s, a critical voice rang out from Lagos, in the journal, Nigeria Magazine, with the poser: “Achebe: Now A Sociologist or Novelist?” That question awakened a lot of interest and opened  new vistas in the criticism of the works of Achebe who by then had become acknowledged as the best writer to come out of Africa. Details

 

Naira: 20 Years of Devaluations Without Benefits; The Vexing Issues Of Our National Currency. By Paul I. Adujie

(GAMJI)

Since September 30, 1986 when the Structural Adjustment Program or SAP was foisted upon Nigeria by the president Babangida regime, our Naira, our national symbol and strength, just like our flag, has taken all sorts of severe beatings! The Naira has endured a plethora of unannounced-devaluations, the Naira has been allowed to plummet in unprecedented free-fall, for a national currency. Details

 

My Style (4). By Paul Mamza

(GAMJI WRITER)

The universities who ordinarily are the role models for establishing exemplary leadership on society have become a habitus of a corrupt system in the mould replicate of a completely derailed system.  Any nation whose educational system is in total disarray like Nigeria should be willing to expect a doomsday.Details

 

International Symbolisms and Doublespeak. By Orok Edem

(GAMJI)

A lot of fustigation has been unleashed recently in Nigeria concerning a legitimate American Bill of Congress duly signed into law by President Bush, offering a token sum of two million dollars to anybody who can produce an indicted person to the international court sitting in Sierra Leone. Details

 

Educating for Good Character and the Moral life of the Nation. By Victor E. Dike

(GAMJI)

Consequently, Nigerian schools are today strewn with cases of vandalism and violence, stealing and cheating in school examinations, disrespect for authority and the laws of the land, peer cruelty (cultism) and upsurge in sexual precocity (premature involvement in sexual activities) and prostitution, drugs, and other self-destructive behaviors. Details

 

Pathologies of Power: Human Rights, Poverty, Prejudice and the Polio Palaver. By Hameed Agberemi

(GAMJI)

On debt, Nigeria for example spends 48 – 52% of its wealth everyday servicing multiplying compound interests on debts owed to the IMF, the WorldBank and credit institutions in the rich countries (which by the way does not reduce the actual principal of the debt)! Only about half is available to run the economy and maintain social services. Details

 

Massive Education and Re-Orientation of the Northern Youth As A Socio-Political Imperative By Adeleke Otunuga

(GAMJI)

Every time someone makes mention of the phrase, northern youth, one readily conjures a picture of a totally illiterate, completely fanatical, materially impoverished, and disillusioned nobody with total disregard for the other persons’ rights to live, or to believe differently. But those of them who have been fortunate enough to rise beyond the ceiling of metal and iron, placed to permanently keep them un-westernised as can be, have shown a tremendous ability for unsurpassed intellectualism. But for the majority, “…ranka dede to the megida!” Details

 

The 54 Million Naira Bribery Scandal in the Nigerian Senate is Not a Small Matter: Leadership Exposes Corruption and Allows Good Guys to Win. By Johnny A. Mez, Ph.D.

(GAMJI)

Mallam el-Rufai has demonstrated knowledge of that lesson. Other Nigerians should emulate him. The mission of the Human Development and Leadership Institute, a NGO based in Sacramento California is to use its Global Proper Education Program (GPEP) as a tool to fight bribery and corruption in Nigeria Details

 

Morality, Market Forces, and the Market Economy. By Stephen Lampe

(GAMJI)

More and more people are recognizing that there are missing elements in the market economy. In my opinion the missing links have to do with issues of morality and ethics It is noteworthy that moral turpitude in the business world is the trigger for some of the changes in the structures of the market economy that are now widely acknowledged as imperative and that are already being implemented in some countries. Details

 

Georgia's 'revolution': A Parallel case for Nigeria? ByAbdulsalam Olatubosun Ajetunmobi 
[London, UK]

(GAMJI)

The three essential Cs of criticism, to be comparative, contextual and constructive, should surely be the basis for all comment. When news reached me on Sunday evening of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze's resignation, I instinctively wished Nigerians could be as brave as Georgians when it came to ousting corrupt leaders. Wedged between Russia to the north and Turkey and Iran to the south, the Republic of Georgia, once an affluent country, is a third world kleptocracy like Nigeria. Details

 

Almajiri Syndrome in Arewa: An Open Letter to General Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd.) By Abdulrahman Muhammad Dan-Asabe, Ph.D.

(GAMJI)

While your above observation cannot be faulted, I would like you to know, sir, that “the current dimension,” as you put it, is brought about by the foundation laid during the eight (8) years of your administration and that of those before yours. Details

 

Polio Vaccine Controversy: Is Government to Blame? By Ibrahim Dan Halilu

(GAMJI)

My main concern is the reverberating effect the resistance to polio vaccination will have on our international relations.  Nigeria’s failure to make a clear policy statement or take a definite stand on the suspension of the immunisation programs in some states may be offensive to the international diplomatic milieu. Details

 

Who is Nigeria’s problem? By Hayatu Raji

(GAMJI)

It is often very easy and convenient to point a finger and much more difficult to offer a helping hand. That is why today in Nigeria, everyday, everywhere and every time you hear people blaming everything on the Government. Government this, government that… and on and on it goes. But the question is: Who is the real cause of Nigeria’s problem? The answer is simple: it is the average Nigerian. Details

 

Random Thoughts. By Wada Nas

Twice, within the period Obasanjo punished us for "voting" him and for celebrating our 43rd independence anniversary. Punishing us with unprecedented price increase was his way of saying "thank you Nigerians for ‘re-electing’ me". And don’t forget that he has never missed the opportunity of reminding us of his so-called mandate, which was stolen by the security people and awarded to him free of charge. Details

 

I Wish Atiku Will Marry Out His Daughter Again. By Ihas Idriess

(GAMJI)

the last time the people of the state noticed massive rehabilitation of the roads was during the last wedding of the daughter of the Vice President, during which all roads within and those leading to the state capital where given a major rehabilitation, ever since then the roads have all dilapidated, and have become nothing but death traps, killing and maiming thousands in the state. Details

 

Rejoinder: Where Are The Nigerian Volunteers? By  Patrick Iroegbu

(GAMJI)

I think here is a genuine question asked, reinforcing many similar ones, particularly some past articles related to what volunteerism means and how Nigeria can set up a Department of Volunteer Sector Initiative in the Foreign/Internal Affairs Ministry and use the volunteer sector in a democratic set up. Details

 

A Rejoinder to Asaph Zadok: Your Article Lacks Substance, Sir. By  Ihas Idriess

(GAMJI)

In your article you further boast that if all the thieves indigene of Adamawa can be like Atiku (VP) and invest just 1% of their ill gotten loot in the state just like the VP has done, Adamawa would have been different today.  Well, I would not argue on that point, but what I want to ask is, Sir are you telling us that, the likes of Jibrin Aminu, Bamanga Tukur, Admiral Nyako, and the very many indigene of the state are all thieves? Details

 

Where Are The Nigerian Volunteers? By Paul I. Adujie

Dr. Idowu with some friends, namely, Ms. Katie Sabato, Dr. Ziad Saba etc, have during the past couple of years volunteered their medical expertise to Nigeria and Belize, for the betterment of fellow humans, and at no charge, supplying skills, money and equipment to alleviate the suffering of the sick, in addition to teaching local medical teams, innovative procedures for healing the sick and afflicted. Details

 

Hausa Films and Hausa Culture: Dramatized or Traumatized? By Salisu Ahmed Koki

(GAMJI)

It is today evident that, for Hausa Films it is the issue of low budget, less research, less preparation, mass production, mass sells and an inevitably mass failure. They failed to address the issues militating against the development of Hausa communities, Details

 

Danjuma Should Shut Up and Stop His Hypocritical Grumblings! By Baban Iya Bala

(GAMJI)

Right from the inception of this inept regime of Obasanjo, a group of Kuteb tribesmen from Taraba state came to Abuja and demonstrated against appointment of Danjuma as defence minister, because over the last decade he has being known to be the biggest culprit in the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Kutebs. Details

 

Culturing Political Culture of Nigeria and Sovereign National Conference. By  Patrick Iroegbu

(GAMJI)

Nigeria is faced with over 250 ethnic languages and cultural differences. The main three ethnic groups – Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba, and the Igbo are viewed as if no other expanding subsets of these ethnic groups do count. Details

 

The Politics of Revenue Formula. By Yushau Abdulhameed Shuaib

(GAMJI)

"The new Revenue Formula is scientifically collected, statistically analyzed and systematically presented devoid of emotion, sentiment and political hanky-panky" Engr. Hamman A. Tukur Chairman RMAFC It seems another political impasse may brew over the recent request of President Olusegun Obasanjo to withdraw the Revenue Formula he had submitted Details

 

Between Forgiveness, Complexities and Complacency. By Dr. Bashir Isyaku

(GAMJI)

Following the incessant crisis in Kaduna State notably after the anti-Shariah crisis of 2000, we organized series of workshop and consultative fora for policy makers, legislators and religious/ethnic leaders in mitigating, managing and de-escalation of conflicts. One of such is the famous roundtable for all the 32 Emirs and Chiefs in the State regarded as one of the most successful peace-building initiatives with positive outcomes. Details

 

Of Wada Nas, Polio and De-Fertilisation of the North. By Abdullahi Usman

(GAMJI)

The average educated Northerner, who Nike would insist she had left behind as she journeyed into the 21st Century, is now so ignorant that he is incapable of forming a personal opinion even on issues that primarily affect him as a person. Details

 

Aiming for Excellence: A Tribute to Awka citizens. By Olisa Adigwe

(GAMJI)

My town Awka sometimes is referred to iron founders not that we have any thing to do with discovering iron but because of our proven prowess in blacksmithing and molding iron into efficient implements.  Regardless of one's professional calling as a bona fide Awka citizen one is expected to know one or two things about blacksmithing. Thus Awka land became smith land. Details

 

A Hostile Zone: The Verdict of ICJ on Bakasi Peninsular. By Murtala Bala Habu, III

(GAMJI)

The International Court of Justice is creating a hostile zone in the West African region when it passed a guilty verdict on Nigerian government and a no-guilty verdict on her Camerounian counterpart to transfer the ownership of Bakassi Peninsular to Cameroonian government. Details

 

Memo to Dr.  (Mrs.) Dere Awosika (Part Three). By  Dr. Aminu  Magashi

(GAMJI)

I have to conclude this write up by saying that I don't believe that by mere immunization, polio will be eradicated by 2005, a natural virus that is find in water and soil and being transmitted through fecal-oral route due to contamination of food and water with sewage. On another angle I am of the belief that particularly in Africa, Latin America and some part of Asia, combination of effective environmental sanitation policies with immunization will go along way in ensuring a polio free environment. Details

 

10/11/2003 BUHARI & ANOR VS. OBASANJO & 268 ORS. Recorded and Filed By A.K. Usman Esq.

(GAMJI)

PW15 DANJUMA ABUBAKAR. I was appointed by my party as a supervisory agent to oversee the election at Makarfi. I was sent to go and oversee the conduct of the election on the 19/4/2003. I went to T/wada ward. At 8 a.m. I was at T/wada polling unit. On getting there at 8 a.m INEC officials were yet come. From there I moved to the next polling station at central primary. I got there around 8.30 a.m. When I got there, the electoral officer had just arrived, I asked where are the other staff that were supposed to be with him and he told me they were coming. From there I proceeded to primary school (code 04). I got there around 9 o’clock a.m, I found that the ballot boxes were nearly filled at around that time (9 a.m). Details

 

Nigerians: Happiest People On Earth? Great Heresy! By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

(GAMJI)

Indeed, this must be General Olusegun  Obasanjo’s finest hour. I could imagine him feeling on top of the world, sufficiently vindicated.  Since New Scientist,  a magazine published in the United Kingdom issued the details of a recent ‘World Values Survey’ which contains a towering ‘discovery’ that Nigerians are the ‘Happiest People On Earth’, Details

 

A Friendly Advice In The Ears Of The President. By Banjo Odutola

(GAMJI)

That aside, Mr. Obasanjo must be granted the sympathy of the loneliness of leadership. He is one person who cannot count on many true advisers and “friends” of honour. Unfortunately, that is how our political system works: it is to a great extent inhabited by liars and corrupt politicians.

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The New Yoruba Oligarchy. By Wanna Alaigbo

(GAMJI)

Mr. Odion’s assertion about the attitude of Yoruba Journalists and “Activists” towards the ills in the Obasanjo “Government of Kill Nigerians”, a government of the Yoruba, by the Yoruba and for the Yoruba is not unfounded by history as it is very clear and documented that the Yorubas are noted for crying foul only when the odds is against them and keeping mute when it’s favouring them especially when a Yoruba is in charge as they have the attitude of “Omo wa ni” It is our child. 

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The New Calabar Master Plan. By Orok Edem

(GAMJI)

We should all agree that Calabar was not conceived for this number of cars and people. And, most importantly, Calabar is a dead end town. You are either going to Calabar, or you are not. You do not drive through Calabar to get to another town. Also, Calabar is bounded by water, therefore this impedes and challenges the planner as to the best way to utilize available space and at the same time project the tourism dimensions of the town. Details

 

Mr. President, Nigeria's Poverty is an Indictment of its Leadership. By Francis Adewale

(GAMJI)

The latest news from Aso rock is the proclamation by Nigeria titular head of state and paramount ruler, President Matthew Olusegun Okikiola Obasanjo, that Nigeria is a poor country. My instance retort is "really!" My exclamation is not borne out of any disagreement with his conclusion but the obvious faulty premise he advanced to conclude that we are poor. Details

 

The Crating of Another Umaru Dikko. By Banjo Odutola

(GAMJI)

This article  may be  before its time because it shall attempt to forecast the departure of the former president of Liberia, Mr. Charles Taylor from Nigeria, in what I suspect may be too familiar to Mr. Dikko. If that happens, there would be a need for Mr. Obasanjo, the Nigerian President to apologise for granting asylum or explain the intentions of the aggressors in chief nations: Details

 

Mr. President, Give A Human Face To Deregulation, Privatization And Subsidies Removal. By Paul I. Adujie

(GAMJI)

It is common knowledge that Nigeria has in the past tried centrally controlled economy or command economy, it is also public knowledge that that model has failed Nigeria; Socialist or Mixed economic modes has not proven to suitable for many developing countries, including Nigeria. Details

 

Leviticus 20:10, Jesus And The Story Of The Adulteress In John Chapter 8, verse 3-11. By Ibraheem A. Waziri

(GAMJI)

On the part of the Christians too as they are today, what they practice can be said to be something far different from the deen of Jesus. In fact even the name Christians came way after Jesus had left us as it is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, that it was at Antioch (Andakiyya) that the first followers of Christ were first called Christians. Details

 

Nigeria: Political Regulation Theory – The case of OGB in Imo State. By Polycap Nnaji

(GAMJI)

It began just before the PDP National Assembly Primaries, where Chief Ogbonnaya Uche (OGB), Chief Francis Arthur Nzeribe, Chief Douglas Acholonu and Mrs. Catherine Acholonu were aspirants. Knowing fully well that OGB is the clear choice of Orlu people against Arthur Nzeribe who was Governor Udenwa’s Choice. Details

 

Economics and Economists May Be Hazardous to Development. By  Stephen Lampe

(GAMJI)

President Obasanjo and his advisers are determined to pursue a new set of economic reforms almost regardless of the consequences. Organized labour and several other Nigerian groups are convinced that some of the elements of the reform agenda are ill-advised and can only jeopardize an already very bad economic situation. Details

 

Deregulating the Deregulators. By Joseph U. Anwana

(GAMJI)

Well, it must be noted that nobody has said that Mr. Gauis – Obaseki introduced the problems in the oil industry in Nigeria, or that we are fighting a totally new problem that never existed before the advent of Mr. Ganis – Obaseki and his paymasters. But the truth is that the man played into the wrong side of history by submitting his personality and office as a tool in the onslaught against the Nigerian masses in the oil sector since 1999. Details

 

Nigeria's Democracy: Gainers and Losers. By Blessing Chinenye Odunukwe

(GAMJI)

The traditional rulers are not left out.  They are, supposedly, the custodians of our culture and tradition.  But how do they perform their traditional roles?  They are paid huge sums of money to get the votes of their domain.  In return, the area suffers huge neglect and deprivation of essential services and developmental projects. Details

 

Poetry in Kano. By Muhammad Jameel Yusha'u

(GAMJI)

English poetry in northern Nigeria is as old as the introduction of modern education. Unfortunately, the new system was received with a high degree of reluctance until years later when people began to embrace it. This situation has placed the southern part of the country in an advantaged position because of their earlier contact with the colonialists and so stand a better chance of understanding and promoting poetry using the English medium. Details

 

Ajaokuta Steel Project and Nigeria's Industrialization Process. By Prince Harun al-Rashid Yusuf (GAMJI) Ajaokuta is in the news once again! The steel complex located there has turned out to have the longest gestation period among public sector industrial projects in Nigeria. At this time out there are confused signals surrounding the "concession agreement" signed between the Federal Government of Nigeria/Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (FGN/ASCL) and an American company (SOLGAS ENERGY LTD). Details

 

PEOPLE AND POLITICS By MOHAMMED HARUNA Battling for the soul of the North

The politically alert reader may have noticed the fierce battle being fought, both directly and by proxy, for the control of the North among the leading contenders for the next presidential elections in 2007. However, in case you haven’t noticed, it should interest you that at least three key gladiators already battling for the leadership of this country four years hence, have turned the North into their main battle ground. Details

 

The New Nigerian Oil "Sheikhs": The Obscenity of the Yoruba Oligarchy and the Obasanjo Conspiracy. By Ihas Idriess

(GAMJI)

Some years back when there was about I guess less than 5 indigenes of Kano in Abacha cabinet, the press, the Yoruba controlled western press knows no bound in their condemnation of Abacha, but curiously enough today mute is the attitude of this rather before very vocal advocates of equality. Details

 

Mantu/Zwingina: The Burden of Proof. By Mohammed Bala

(GAMJI)

Now that El Rufai has sworn by God the Almighty that he said the truth and nothing but the truth, the burden of proof now rests squarely on the shoulders of Mantu and Zwingina to also swear in whatever form they so wish, that they have NOT demanded anything from El Rufai, irrespective of their clearance by their colleagues in the Senate. Details

 

Mantu: Between a Condom and a parachute. By Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo

(GAMJI)

Ibrahim Nasir Mantu hit a boulder recently when he appeared before the Plateau State House of Assembly to explain why he was accused of inappropriate behaviour by Nasir el-Rufai, the Honourable Minister of the federal Capital Territory. Mantu the Deputy Speaker of the Senate you will recall was accused along with the Deputy Senate leader Dr Jonathan Zwingina of demanding 54million Naira from el-Rufai to ensure that he el-Rufai scaled the screening of his ministerial nomination.Details

 

Restructuring and Revitalizing Nigerian University System (Part I). By Uche R Madu

(GAMJI)

Incessant strikes in Nigerian tertiary institutions is merely a symptom of a more deep rooted problem that need to be approached from the scratch. University education is one of the foremost casualty of the misgovernance and lack of good national priorities, that has plagued Nigeria, since the end the Civil War. Details

 

Goebbels as a Sturmtrooper. By Babayola Muhammadu Toungo

(GAMJI)

As to Buhari’s legal dispute with the illegitimate government of the PDP, I believe the public can judge from the panic created by the testimony of Alhaji Musa Kamale, an ANPP member from Adamawa State at the Appeal Court.  Immediately after his testimony, he was arrested and clamped into jail the moment he landed in Yola Details

 

Deregulations Blues. By Babayola Muhammadu Toungo

(GAMJI)

Nigerians will not begin to understand the government’s fixation with this economic monster unless it is situated in its proper historical context.  The idea of ‘deregulating’ our economic life started with privatisation which this government pursues vigorously to the extent that they were ready to move any obstacle that stood on their way with every means possible. Details

 

Memo to Dr. (Mrs) Dere Awosika (Part two). By Dr Aminu Magashi

(GAMJI)

I can bet with my last kobo that if today WHO and UNICEF will make a U turn for a reason best known to them, that polio eradication will be suspended temporarily to accommodate operation kick yellow fever, all of us directed by your office will say bye-bye to polio, and embrace wholeheartedly yellow fever, because we lack self motivation and agenda and priorities.Details

 

American Arrogance And The Charles Taylor Asylum In Nigeria. By Paul I. Adujie

(GAMJI)

Our President Obasanjo was in the US only last with to visit with the Bushes   and that was not the first his first private and or official visit to Bush the son  and Bush the father, why will the younger Bush deliberately and contemptuously embarrass his father's friend?Details

 

Luggard’s Dual Mandate and Leadership Experimentalism in Nigeria. By  Jibo Nura

(GAMJI)

If we do not forget, Lord Fredrick Lugard, the first high commissioner to Nigeria came in 1900 under the directives of British government. He was sent to this country with two things in mind; first, was to study the attitude and mentality of our people so as to bring out a workable formula that would serve as a basis for leadership manipulation by the colonial British. Second, was the need for political and constitutional manipulations and advancement of British system to Nigeria in order to exploit our economic resources. Details

 

Why Polio Vaccinations Should Be Suspended. By  Haruna A. Kaita, Ph.D., B.Pharm. (ABU)

(GAMJI)

We are in agreement with the World Health Organisation’s objectives of giving good life to our people. We also agree in effective health interventions for infectious diseases that have potentials of affecting large populations. But there are fears, founded fears, which the World Health Organisation and her subsidiaries/alliances must not ignore, if there is a sincerity of purpose. Nigeria is not the only country where there is rejection of vaccination when such fears were identified. In the US, the oral polio vaccine being given to our children today is not allowed, officially. Details

 

Nigeria’s “Bungee Jumping”. By Hank Eso

(GAMJI)

I have always likened Nigeria’s political transition to a democracy to the sport of bungee jumping; and simply so, for three reasons. Like bungee jumping, the political process is fraught with the imponderable. Secondly, like the sport, it has its share of executors, participants, and observers. Above all else, both acts require immense courage of the participants. Details

 

American Blues, Globalisation and the Fate of Nigerians in the Diaspora. By Femi Olawole

(GAMJI)

The man was alone.  With head bowed over a glass of brandy, he was talking to himself.  I searched the Jazz club for a seat in a safe distance and was about to walk past him when I heard him utter some Yoruba words.  Actually, he was cursing!  Every one of our past leaders, from Alhaji Tafawa Balewa to Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi and even our beloved Gen. Murtala Mohammed were all being cursed out. Details

 

Diplomats in Waiting. By James Olu

(GAMJI)

Why is Nigeria plagued with individuals who have a predisposition to remain in office at all costs. The mentality of "We go chop" has remained a mind set of the architects of this nominee list. A list comprised of individuals that do not understand the word "retirement." Details

 

Toward Indigenous Medical Framework of Development In Nigeria -Bravo To University Of Lagos. By Patrick Iroegbu

(GAMJI)

First of all, the vision to run a diploma course on Traditional Medicine is a bold thinking and expression of responsibility to do the right thing in order to develop Nigeria’s abundant cultural resources in the area of health care. Details

 

On Thisday's Neurotic Swipe on Mugabe. By Chukwuemeka Sunny-Unachukwu

(GAMJI)

The African People should not put their trust in the so-called world leader countries. We did not appoint them world leaders and they have no monopoly on dictating the values on which the wider global world should be run! Leaders of organizations like UN and their One- veto –vote- equal- to- Ninety –three- policies have lost the morality required to lead towards a just New World Order Details

 

Urgent need for Police Divisions within Nigerian Colleges and University Campuses By Ebere Anosike 

[Warri]

(GAMJI)

Our institutions of higher learning (colleges, polytechnics, and universities) exercise a considerable influence over the lives and futures of young Nigerians.  In fact, they rank high among the necessary equipment of a young adult on the brink of full citizenship in any nation. In this article, the author examines the way the government can address the glaring lack of law enforcement within our campuses. Details

 

 

Obasanjo versus Abacha – How Futile and Delusional a Comparison By Mr. Sabella Ogbobode Abidde

[Norman, Oklahoma]

(GAMJI)

There is a new game in town. It is a game currently gaining currency in some Nigerian media houses and Nigerian related websites. The way I see it: it is a sickening and nauseating enterprise. Only in Nigeria would people clamor for iniquity and the hideous; only in Nigeria would people approve of evil deeds and venerate the totally deranged. What’s the sense in idolizing and clamoring for a man who took pleasure in the suffering of others? What’s the sense in comparing the rule of Abacha against Obasanjo’s leadership? What is so preferable about the late-maximum leader?

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A Messiah Obsessed with Pain and History By Tunde Olusesi

[Miami Lakes, Florida]

(GAMJI)

In order to understand the behavior and actions of our rulers fully, it is apposite to eschew solely linear thinking in terms of cause and effect, and consider thinking in terms of processes. Psychoanalytic theory that seeks to explain human behavior through the unconscious processes of the id, ego and superego impulses can help us understand and interpret the motivation behind our rulers’ actions and inaction while they are making history. Details  

 

Enter the Sonderkommando: A Reply To Babayola Toungo. By Asaph Zadok

(GAMJI)

At the rate Babayola Toungo is going, he can reduce the Vice President to a tribal representative. Atiku is the representative of ALL! If Babayola Toungo does not like that, he is free to claim another sub-region. For once, let the conscience of the editors at Trust, sort out these charlatans on journalistic au-pairism from the true spokesmen of our area. Details

 

Inspiring and Finding Decent Nigerians to Serve Our Country is Slowly But Surely Becoming an Illusion. By Dr. Wunmi Akintide

(GAMJI)

The frequent comparison or equation of President Obasanjo's record in office with those of Sani Abacha may sound hyperbolic or condescending at best to many in our country today. But guess what? It has a lot of merit and some legitimacy that well meaning Nigerians ought to be concerned about. Details

 

Buhari and Anor Vs. Obasanjo and 268 Others: Update. Recorded and filed by A.K Usman Esq.

(GAMJI)

There was tension in the country at the time of the election. I have forgotten the number of polling units in Adamawa state. I know of 240 units in Jada but I don’t know  the number of units in the other Local governments.Details

 

Memo to Dr. (Mrs.) Dere Awosika (Part One). By  Dr.  Aminu  Magashi

(GAMJI)

Madam, did you ever care to find out why  western countries are able to achieve polio free environment, it is due to effective sanitation strategy and good sewage system to such an extent that these hardly any contamination of their water or food with sewage.Details

 

Preparing for Tomorrow. By Kunle Oguneye

(GAMJI)

At this moment in time, the chances of creating a vibrant and dynamic society in Nigeria are slim to none.  This is because our society is filled with negative influences.  Our efforts are focused on the accumulation of material possessions instead of the creation of economic and intellectual wealth. We value stagnation over innovation. Detail