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 […]
Posts Tagged ‘Prince Charles Dickson’
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 Prince Charles Dickson “The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions” – Dwight Eisenhower
Reuters photo By Prince Charles Dickson “Our wife, our wife”: come midnight and we will know whose wife she really is.
Manish Swarup/AP By Prince Charles Dickson Hypocrite. Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a lie. The Nigerian story is either hypocritical, or contains much of hypocrisy today.
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 […]
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.
By Prince Charles Dickson A bimo ko gbon, a ni ko ma saa ku; ki ni npa omo bi aigbon? (A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom?)
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 […]
By Prince Charles Dickson Liars and cheats occasionally win a war but seldom win a battle.
Ben Curtis/AP By Prince Charles Dickson By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed, and you can beat a fool half to death but you can’t beat the foolishness out of him. African Proverb.
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 […]
AP photo By Prince Charles Dickson
Trevor Snapp/AFP By Prince Charles Dickson Last week, it was Uyo, Akwa Ibom, with the following narratives everywhere; that the Akwa Ibom state helmsman Udom Emmanuel would have been part of the casualties as a church building collapsed in Uyo.
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.
Seyllou Diallo/AFP By Prince Charles Dickson
Lekan Oyekanmi/AP By Prince Charles Dickson A man is wearing black, black shoes, socks, trousers, and, gloves. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him, its lights off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?
Ed Kashi By Prince Charles Dickson Use Religion as a tool to dumb them down…use ethnicity as a tool to fan the embers of hatred and then sit back and watch them burn themselves…The template has remained the same…albeit with slight modifications from time to time…and nothing has changed. If anything, much worse…Folashade […]
Projekthope photo By Prince Charles Dickson “Through her voice I saw a free woman, down on her land, a woman who knew how to kill her own chickens, hunt her own possum, cut her own cotton, fix her own roof, make her own whiskey, walk in her own shoes, and speak her mind, […]
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 […]
Allison Shelley By Prince Charles Dickson “Every ethnic group is an oppressed minority somewhere. Every group is a religious and ethnic minority somewhere. Every majority or settler is an indigene somewhere. In one way, we are all settlers; we just don’t remember where we came from or why we came. But ultimately, we are all […]
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…
Wahabi Oluwafemi By Prince Charles Dickson It was one of those experiences that lingers…one which when you recall, it is filled with nostalgia; it has a sense of humor in it, but largely filled with the irony of life.
By Prince Charles Dickson Over the week, I was busy with much on my table, I had to be at the Open Session of the Peace and Security Council of the AU, I had unfinished office business, and was reflecting on the fire that gutted my beloved University of Jos; I am an alumnus, and […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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”.