Wednesday, November 13, 2019
THE NIGERIA-SOUTH AFRICA BINATIONAL COMMISSION: 20 YEARS DOWN THE LINE By Tony Ekata In 2009, in the wake of xenophobic attacks that targeted Nigerians along with other foreign nationals, former Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, General Mohamed Buba Marwa, took...
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 best way to show disenchantment with a government and its elected officials is neither with stones nor with bullets but with ballots.The PVC is like a red card in the hand of a referee but, unlike the referee,...

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...
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...
Linda Ikeji is a name that rings a loud bell in the social media community and beyond. Wikipedia lists Linda as a blogger, entrepreneur and writer. It states that the 38-year-old English graduate of the University of Lagos began...