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Posts Tagged ‘Olusegun Obasanjo’

Nigerian Democracy

Reuters photo   By Ogunniyi Abayomi   A military infused organised democracy or liberal system of government?  

Can, Will or Has Mr. Buhari Delivered?

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.

Obasanjo as Nigeria’s metaphor

Reuters photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   “The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions” – Dwight Eisenhower

Fela: The departed voice of consciousness who died in the siege of controversy

By Ogunniyi Abayomi Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, popularly known as Fela Kuti, in his lifetime poked his fingers into the eyes of military personnel and politicians decrying the exploits and carnage orchestrated within the walls of our territory.

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 […]

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 […]

Admitting Guilt: Who ‘do’ us this kind thing?

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 […]

So the recession finally caught up with these change dudes

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”.

Abegi, where does Patience live in Nigeria?

Cliff Owen/AP   By Prince Charles Dickson It takes patience to listen… It takes skill to pretend that you are actually listening.

Politics and Power in 2016

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 […]

Nigeria is great, but the greatest is Muhammad Ali

By Prince Charles Dickson “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize” – Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali—the three-time heavyweight-boxing champion, the incredible humanitarian, the inspiration for the activism of athletes all over the nation—passed away on Friday, June 3, and the world is in mourning.

Yoweri Museveni declared presidential election winner; challenger under house arrest

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s incumbent Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of Presidential elections held this week.

Nigerdock Nigeria plc sacks 1400 workers demanding better working conditions

By Ajose Sehindemi In a show of force and disregard for Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Nigerdock Nigeria plc, under the Jagal Group, on Thursday sacked 1400 workers of the company, who were demanding better working conditions.