Reuters photo By Prince Charles Dickson A little over two years ago, Nigerians went to the polls…it was a tension filled and anxiety soaked moment for the nation. A year in which the “seers” had even seen the foreclosure of the state.
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By Prince Charles Dickson And finally the ministerial list was read on the floor of the Upper Chamber of Nigeria’s National Assembly, and in a few hours the nation was under the couch, the wailing wailers and the body language experts went into over drive. Timeline was October 2015, and I penned my thoughts…today a […]
Bayo Omoboriowo By Prince Charles Dickson Ronald Reagan once said, “Government is like a baby, an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other end.” And I add a big head that thinks it knows it all and then treat us all like the […]
Reuters photo By Durodola Tosin Brexit came as a shock not only to Europe but also to the entire World. After my coherent analysis of several factors and actors, I didn’t expect such an unwavering support by the people to reach such a decision.
Sunday Aghaze/AFP By Prince Charles Dickson I want to this week talk about the men and women that are supposed to be helping Buhari. Many people say that followers are often a reflection of their leaders, however in Nigeria that is one axiom that isn’t exactly so. We have suffered both the leadership and […]
Ruth McDowall By Prince Charles Dickson “One cannot eat crab in secret“ It was one long year, 2016, a year that a lot of us want to forget for so many reasons and others would not forget for obvious reasons. But either way what more can we do than be happy that […]
By Prince Charles Dickson Throughout last week, it was the usual one week, one problem, but really none could beat the saga between the Super Falcons (Nigeria’s female soccer team) and the nation’s sporting authorities. Let us review it together.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP By Amnesty International The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country, according to an investigation by human rights NGO Amnesty International.
By Prince Charles Dickson There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full – Henry A. Kissinger A Professor was traveling from Accra to Tamale in Ghana, and somewhere between the Eastern and Ashanti Regions, one of the tyres in the front wheel of his car removed and went into […]
Tom Pietrasik By Ogunniyi Abayomi Democracy embraces freedom amongst the leaders and people, in the same way between the leaders and its cabinet.
NAN photo By Prince Charles Dickson So I decided to read a Lai related news item, and that was when my admonition for this week took shape…
Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters By Prince Charles Dickson Bring a male and female squirrel, a virgin turtle, seven white doves, an animal without a spine, and three kola nuts, one white, two brownish red ones and a necklace worn by a woman that has had twins three times…
Pius Utomi Ekpei By Prince Charles Dickson The greatest lesson in life is to know that sometimes even fools are right—Winston Churchill. So, that the country is in recession is not the news, has never been the news, despite all the debates, arguments, mutual consent and accusations…who is at fault and who is not […]
Clara Sanchiz By Prince Charles Dickson “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” –Socrates. One of the greatest preachers who ever lived, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called the ‘prince of preachers’, loved to tell this story: It seems there was a […]
Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters By Ulf Laessing Nigeria’s military has liberated large swathes of land from Boko Haram but a ride with an army convoy, all guns firing for fear of ambush, shows how far the northeast is from normality after a brutal Islamist insurgency that has displaced millions.
Tom Pietrasik By Prince Charles Dickson Six years into the Obasanjo administration I wrote an admonition titled “Obasanjo’s Nigeria Defined: Recession, Repression and Reforms In Nigeria (The Real Picture)”; by June last year again I was writing another “Of Bailouts, Recession, Repression and Repetitions”.
By Prince Charles Dickson How do you make God laugh? Tell Him of any plans by Nigerian leaders It’s funny really, the things that bother us as people. To the fact that we were once the happiest people; add that to, the fact we are equally in the top tier of the most religious […]
By Ogunniyi Abayomi Nigeria, a country of vast human and natural resources propagates under the illusionary belief that the solution to the challenges that bite the country are placed in the hands of our politicians.
State House Photo By Prince Charles Dickson This week, my admonition would be on the recurring subject of corruption in Nigeria…without sounding repetitive like the proverbial broken record, I would look at it from a nation’s inability and refusal to take responsibility. For starters, let me share the following story…
Luc Gnago/Reuters By Joe Bavier “You’ll all be able to go home soon. Boko Haram is nearly finished,” Niger’s Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum told a crowd of refugees seated quietly on dusty, sun-baked flats.
Goran Tomasevic/Reuters By Prince Charles Dickson Let me start this week’s admonition in this manner. If everyone thought as much as I did about justice and fairness, life would be better. I am a critic, but I am also the critics’ critic, the unrepentant believer that the best way to keep the government on […]
Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters By Prince Charles Dickson I was driving the other day and decided to have communion with the radio in the car. After scanning several stations with a lack of interest in the programs on the menu, I was stuck with one in particular that had this youth-centric program.
By Ogunniyi Abayomi Celebrating or degrading the essence of democracy in our 21st century. Democracy, the government of the people, was introduced to Nigeria on 29th May, 1999, transforming our ruling system from military to the federal system of governnment with constitutional provision to ensure an organisational and structural administration was built and […]
Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters By Prince Charles Dickson In practically all fields of human endeavor in Nigeria, if you cast a lot, the odds are that it would fall on a retired thief, an active thief, or an aspiring thief.
Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters By Prince Charles Dickson So, being the religious country that we are, I sat and asked my wife…Was Fela born again, what inspired his music, (I mean his lyrics)…is he in heaven…can we safely call him a prophet…I mean simply throw questions at the woman, and moreso, she had the companion of […]
By Prince Charles Dickson Okay, I am from Plateau state, and the real issue aside from many little squabbles in the 2015 General Elections was that we were not going to allow the Berom ethnic nation to continue the domination, eight years later it was the Musheres from Bokkos. We argued and debated that there […]
By Dami Lare It is not for want of design appropriate or thought feasible that many suffer their over-romantic assessment of times and conditions with a ‘call for a revolution’ (total upheaval): a prompt to be found in rhetoric and epistles that litter the cyberspace (especially Facebook).
Goran Tomasevic/Reuters By Prince Charles Dickson Two events occurred over the last week that both sobered, and got me reflecting about Nigeria. I must confess I think a lot more about Nigeria than I reflect, because when one reflects about this nation it is scary. And more often than not, it is safer […]
By Akor Emmanuel It was first envisaged in 1914 that the life span of the then to be created entity called Nigeria was 100 years. In October 2014 that period elapsed and at the time, the problems bedeviling Nigeria were overbearingly large with the issue of the islamist terrorist group ‘Boko Haram’ taking center stage.