Monday, May 20, 2019
By Samuel Okocha From Nobody To Somebody: A Journalist’s Lagos Diary is a visual statement on everyday Lagos. With over 90 images and a written essay, the 103 page book is a product of three years (2015-2018) of photo-shooting, capturing and...
When they mention INTEGRITY your name jumps to mind. My closest encounter with you was during the 2014 Nigerian National Conference (NNC) at the National Judicial Institute Abuja. Then a little voice said to me: “You're looking at the first female Vice President...

The Spectators

Beware of spectators: They are the best initiators The best motivators The best educators The best supervisors They are the best directors The best orators The best ministers The best governors The best senators The best ambassadors The best prosecutors The best advisors The best doctors The best jailors The best tailors The best pastors The...
What if: The labour of our heroes is buried in the past; They fought for our nation to earn discrimination?   What if: They once fed the nation but now feed on the nation; Some bake all the cake to enjoy only the crumbs?   What if: He...

The Vampires

THE VAMPIRES They have mansions in Madrid Duplexes in Dubai Townhouses in Cape Town And fly private jets to Germany.   They campaign with champagne And throw parties in Paris.   They buy coats in Cotonou And long sleeves in London.   Their neck ties are from Thailand And eyeglasses from Glasgow.   They...
DEMOCRACY DIVIDENDS   Yesterday, it was: Sharing of allocation Allocation of corruption Corruption of administration Administration of deterioration Deterioration of infrastructure And Political realignment.   Today, it is: Realignment of propaganda Propagation of promises Promises sowed on shifting sands!   Tomorrow shall see: Mass mobilisation A people's revolution A revolution with ballots, not bullets For the enthronement of...
POLI-TRICK-CIANS Dem dey come dey go Dey come dey go Dey come dey go.   Dem go beg today Brag tomorrow Polite today Shakara tomorrow.   Dem say dem dey represent us But dat na lie becos Dem dey resent us Dey divide us Dey deride us Dey deceive us Dey depress us Dey deplete us Dey...

Miracle Chasers

MIRACLE CHASERS They go to Mountain tops for Fire and Miracles; Move around like envoys in Embassies of Christ At the Synagogue you find them in search of instant healing.   They preach the Word of Life just like John the Baptist. And spread the Word of Faith in Apostolic...
THE TRADITIONAL AFRICAN WOMAN The “traditional” African woman is still here and is ... Still cooking. Still doing the dishes. Still taking care of her home. Still being very submissive to God. Still getting pregnant and giving birth. Still working 8-5 in her place of work...
THE WAILING HAILERS In this tempest in the nation When giant trees are felled by errant ants And shielded sharks wear life jackets Who dares to swim naked?   They keep lugging living water With tainted gluttonous buckets From the crude sea God blessed us with; Leaving the...