I have refrained from the initial clamorous call to write on the death of Chief Lamidi Adedibu, the â€œstrongman or godfather of Ibadan, nay, Oyo State politicsâ€ for several reasons,
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A while ago, I wrote an article titled â€œOf Lunacy and Leadersâ€ (Nigeria village sqaure and Nigerians in America 17 January 2008) in which I tried to analyze the mental state of our thieving leaders and relate it to the development, or rather,
Reason is the torchlight of human existence. It acts as the streetlights of human beings. What is human essence without reason? Reason is a precious possession that defines the humans as having a higher purpose.Without it, the pathway to life is plagued with dense twilight and arrant existential blindness.
When a person sabotages his/her history, he/ she would be void of meaning. For history defines not just a person but a people. It is true that Africans lacked book-documentations of the most remote yore.
From the time, Nigeria got her independence until today, Igbos have never œdrank water and dropped their cup without any incongruity arising within or outside their territory. Combing the hairs of Igbo records has always been a sad reminiscence of œfeudalistic fatherism and political oppression to the Igbo people of Nigeria. The massacre of over […]
NIGERIAN nationality was for me and my generation an acquired taste like cheese or better still like ballroom dance. Not dancing per se for that came naturally, but this titillating version of slow, slow, quick, quick, slow performed in close body contact with a female in rivalry with an elusive beat.
The tall, brownish green trees at the edge of the lake and the birds perching from tree to tree were a wonderful sight to behold.
The moribund (as most government-owned concerns are in Nigeria today) Nigerian Telecommunications Limited or NITEL, is the principal telecommunications company in Nigeria, and was owned by the government of Nigeria, as part of its civil service, until it was sold to Transcorp by the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) under the Obasanjo administration in 2006, […]
The nation continues with its wobbly steps to the future. It is a macabre dance, like that of aggregated zombies without clues of consciousness or reality. Yet, some who are deluded call this progress.
Post Beijing 1995 Womenâ€™s conference brought about increased agitation for womenâ€™s rights and gender equality globally. Nigeria was not left out in the fever as we also witnessed-at least by speech- an increased clamour for womenâ€™s rights and an increased activity in the womendom.