http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQaFEA6k9DU A documentary on corruption in Nigerian journalism. Narrated and produced by Nic Muirhead; featuring journalists, Nicholas Ibekwe and Kadaria Ahmed; political economist, Grimot Nane; and Special Adviser on media…
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 cease. There is no love lost between the two men. Obasanjo is the hedgehog and Soyinka is the fox if one uses Isaiah Berlin’s understanding of great characters. However, the bickering in question is over the contents of the memoir “My Watch” by Obasanjo, which has seen Soyinka caught out with a hat trick; Obasanjo 3 Soyinka 0!
Since the widely preferred mode of organisation (partial or encompassing) for our “globalised political economy” in both public and private spheres is corruption, how are useful and successful anti-corruption programs…
Wikileaks: The Hard Lesson So Far
“Financial asphyxiation” or some synonym is going to be a buzz word that will be popular with politicians (silently) and activists (openly) in future… I guess. Why? I will briefly and emphatically state that the core message and implication of the Wikileaks saga so far is. If you act against the interests of the owners of global and national political economies, legal or otherwise, they will annihilate your efforts through the mechanical ostracism via financial institutions. This is the story and anything else is neither secondary nor tertiary but at best quatenary. (more…)