Tag: Nigeria

Ise! Mutiny

Ise! Mutiny Closer to the gift of the mother, Revolution is mutiny further, The movement shall anchor all followers, The mutineer the agent and backer....

The Leadership of Rotten Parts

The Leadership of Rotten Parts The magic of Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has come from his citizens. But nothing of significance he has done as leader...

Nigeria Lies: Recovering Loot

Nigeria Lies: Recovering Loot It is very brazen political lying to equate the refund of stolen funds to the state with political success or successful...

Understanding Akpunwaism

Understanding Akpunwaism Akpunwaism is a cultural reaction to defeat and the subaltern status of an ethnic or regional group within a state. Akpunwaism is unique...

Nigeria Needs a Fearsome Electorate

Nigeria Needs a Fearsome Electorate Nigerians have, with habitual ease, allowed corrupt leaders and kakistocrats to enter positions of power and govern them. Either through...

Oppression: Some Questions

Oppression: Some Questions Knowing that one is living with oppression is a blessing whenever it decides to come. Not knowing it is a curse that...

Nigeria Needs Serious Politicians

Nigeria Needs Serious Politicians A photograph of Hon Evance Ivwurie, Delta State legislator, appeared on Facebook a couple of years ago that uncannily emitted a...

Muslim Hegemony Through Education

Muslim Hegemony Through Education We wrote the articles Getting Ready to Islamise Nigeria? (http://wp.me/p1bOKH-BE) and The Complaints: Getting Ready to Islamise Nigeria? (http://wp.me/p1bOKH-BT). Many took it as mischief with...

The Crisis of Leadership

  The Crisis of Leadership – The Case of Nigeria Excerpt of a talk ‘The Crisis of Leadership – The Case of Nigeria’ given by...

“Coconut Head” Corruption

“There is no good name for a terrible disease” – Urhobo proverb. “The solution to Africa’s problems lie solely in Africa” – George Ayittey. Coconut Head...

How Leadership Fails Nigeria

How Leadership Fails Nigeria Hope for good governance and good leadership in Nigeria seems to be an increasingly distant confidence. What happens if the leadership...

Hunger Is No Blessing

Hunger Is No Blessing While most Nigerians are adept at hiding and ignoring their nation’s hunger and poverty, the past year has not permitted the...

Fulani Herdsmen are Spies

Fulani Herdsmen are Spies Fulani herdsmen have always secretly been subversives. They monitor and report on activities throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria. And...

Political Ambitions in Diaspora

Political Ambitions in Diaspora: ‘Obasanjo Say Make I Come’ Between 1999 and 2007 there was an acute frenzy of political aspirations occurring among Nigerians in...

Nigeria’s “Medical Mail Brides”: Part 2

Nigeria’s “Medical Mail Brides”: Part 2 Not all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, medical laboratory technologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists etc.) married from Nigeria...

Nigeria in Pieces

When Sir James Goldsmith in his book, The Trap, predicted in the mid-1990s that the nation called Nigeria will disintegrate in a similar manner to...

Solo Mansion Communities in Nigeria

Solo Mansion Communities in Nigeria Development in Nigeria is a narrow focus on brick, mortar and tarmac constructions with imported technology gadgets thrown in. The...

Nigeria’s Brown Envelope Journalists

Nigeria’s Brown Envelope Journalists: A documentary on corruption in Nigerian journalism. Narrated and produced by Nic Muirhead; featuring journalists, Nicholas Ibekwe and Kadaria Ahmed; political...

Obasanjo 3 Soyinka 0

Obasanjo 3 Soyinka 0 The bickering between Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and ex-President Gen Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd) continues. Sometimes simmering, sometimes crackling, it will never...

Constant Electricity in Nigeria?

Constant Electricity in Nigeria is Very Risky Business There is a lot of chit-chat that one of the ”ministerless” wonders of the Buhari administration’s electricity...

Response: Culture is Not Costume

Response: Culture is Not Costume: Why Non-Africans Should Not Wear African Clothing http://www.mycoloures.com/2014/10/culture-is-not-costume-why-non-africans.html?m=1 Nneka Okona’s piece on the “wrongful appropriation” of female African dress is an interesting,...

Oba Akiolu and King Zwelithini

Oba Akiolu and King Zwelithini: Different Persons, Different Subjects I am shocked crapious that certain people are making strong and equivalent comparisons between Oba Akiolu...

Fraternal Criminality as Charity

Fraternal Criminality as Charity One growing and disturbing phenomenon of Nigerian university campus grown fraternities (UCGFs) is their transformation into “charities”. It is a purely...

RE: Collapse of Nigeria’s Power Privatisation

RE: Collapse of Nigeria’s Power Privatisation http://eyoekpo.com/post/101658521484/the-imminent-collapse-of-nigerias-power-privatisation I found Timi Soleye’s piece in the Financial Times interesting. The Financial Times and its editors would have...

Sarcasm: Evidence of Genius

Sarcasm: Evidence of Genius Sarcasm and ‘figures of speech’ are as old as language itself. From the Ivy League professor of literary criticism to the Oxbridge...

A Response to “The Real Poor Nigerians”

http://opinionriver.com/real-poor-nigerians/ Your piece is poignant and well written but discomforting to read, because it exposes issues of the “pitiful helplessness” and their resignation to it....
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