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Nigerians do not want change…Ironically

Reuters photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   “I am not upset, I am not upset!” Yet a grown man swears angrily six times because of last night’s pounded yam.” Local axiom.

Nigeria’s oil militancy: Did the Minister lie?

Olu Ajayi   By Awesu Olaniyi Williams Our culture doesn’t permit us to say an elderly person has lied, not to talk of someone in power. Such address seems haphazardly spurious to ethical paradigm. But expressions like “Economical with the truth” might aptly capture the mind of the above heading.

Osinbajo and the conspiracy of nine fingers

Reuters photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   “Our wife, our wife”: come midnight and we will know whose wife she really is.

Sweet Crude: Has Nigeria been used and dumped?

George Osodi   By Awesu Olaniyi Williams If America was to have an assigned gender, it would be a male. Forget any misogynistic tendency, the US has always been a master charmer from the days of the Marshall Plan to the post cold war era.

A nation on sick leave

Reuters photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   “The public does not like you to mislead or represent yourself to be something you’re not. And the other thing that the public really does like is the self-examination to say, you know, I’m not perfect. I’m just like you. They don’t ask their public officials to […]

Nigeria; dishing out negative echoes and expecting positive vibes

PT photo   By Prince Charles Dickson The Nigerian state has as usual spent the last week having conversations in the minor while major issues remain unresolved, unattended to and left at the decision table… at the expense of these we continued our dance of the mundane.

With love, asking after Lai Mohammed

By Prince Charles Dickson   Liars and cheats occasionally win a war but seldom win a battle.

Peace or War – Revisiting the Nigerian conundrum

By Madamidola Oladele Developments in the Nigerian State from the beginning of the 21st century to date have called for serious pondering on my part. So much water has passed under the Nigerian bridge; many events and catastrophes; many takes and mistakes; minor improvements and major setbacks.

Nigeria: A dark riddle within the shadow of dreams

AFP photo   By Ogunniyi Abayomi He was awoken by a strange phone call from his colleague over the assassination of Chief Owoseni Adigun in the odd hours of night at his residence in Lagos, a metropolitan state across the Western Region of Nigeria. Unstable and distorted were the reactions that emerged after receiving the […]

The Cuban Lesson for a Desolate Nigeria

By Ogunniyi Abayomi His demise was announced via broadcast and print medium of communication globally on 26th November,2016.

The rise of creating a country against an existing country

Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP   By Ogunniyi Abayomi I was dispatched to Imo state, Nigeria in the month of October 2015 by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) for a year orientation service and programme. Nigeria had just sworn in  General Muhammadu Buhari as the newly elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and everything […]

Nigeria is like this and like that…

August Udoh   By Prince Charles Dickson Do you remember that gist on the bush meat and the hunter? It was Frank Zappa that said there is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. This cannot be more true than in Nigeria where there are far more stupid persons […]

Poetry

Ed Kashi   By Ifeoluseyi Ifeoluwapo Ifeyemi

What does change mean to a Nigerian?

AP photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness–Al Pacino  

When we ate rice once in a while

Logo Oluwamuyiwa   By Prince Charles Dickson Over the week my friend Ohonusi Samuel shared the story which forms my admonition for this week…he tells a narrative about his friend…I have made a few additions.

ABC of the Nigerian Civil Servant

Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images   By Prince Charles Dickson The blind person who shuts his eyes and says he is asleep; when he was not asleep, whom did he see?

All this drama, is it leading anywhere?

By Prince Charles Dickson “And, since they are theater people, they are all talking. All of them. Simultaneously. They do not need to be heard; they only need to be speaking.” – John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson