Opinion

Nigerians

We are our own worst enemy

I cannot stand my people. They are their own worst enemy; they want and yearn for the good things in life, but yet are not prepared to work to get them. They choose their leaders haphazardly and carelessly, ending up with some of the worst people in

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No one is in any doubt that terrorism poses one of the gravest threats to humanity in today’s world. Here in Nigeria, within a decade and a little, unconscionable acts of violence by persons pursuing heinous ideological, religious, and political Read more

Reuben ABATI

We are told that South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised on Saturday for the xenophobic attacks against foreigners living in South Africa, particularly persons involved in business who are seen by the ordinary South African as enemies. Read more

Reuben ABATI

This is not the best of times to be identified as a Nigerian, especially if you are a Nigerian in diaspora. It is indeed the worst of times to be Nigerian because of the kind of daredevilry that our compatriots have demonstrated in recent times, in Read more

Reuben ABATI

Recently I came across yet another social media storm surrounding the Nigeria High Commission in the UK (NHC) and alas I held my head in my hands. As Nigerians in the UK, we must take collective responsibility for our institutions and our reputation Read more

Letters

This is a collage of comments made by members of Champions For Nigeria, an organisation of which I am a proud member. The discussion mainly bordered on corruption and how it has seriously and seemingly irreversibly stunted growth, human capital, prod Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

Last week, a commercial court in the United Kingdom gave reason to a claim by engineering company Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID), which demands over USD$9 billion from the Nigerian government over a failed gas deal. The decision Read more

Opinion

Our leadership are still struggling to understand democracy as a collective approach in meeting collective needs, such as quality education, jobs, housing, mass transportation system, quality health care services, pensions, etc. Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

Every day, I see our people, both the so-called elites and the commoners, flouting simple instructions and rules, disregarding law and order and showing BIGMANISM in their own little corner of Nigeria. The main reason this country is ungovernable is Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

I am actually a fan of Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari. She is beautiful, classy, smart and assertive. In four years, she has shown that she cannot be silenced, and that her husband cannot confine her to the kitchen or “the Read more

Reuben ABATI

The revisionists led by General Ibrahim Babangida have tried to rewrite and revise the same story (there would have been a coup if the result was allowed (!), a cabal within the military didn’t want Abiola, it was an unfortunate incident… story…); Read more

Reuben ABATI

Nigerians were left speechless on May 29 when after taking the oaths of office and allegiance, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left the Eagle Square, the venue of the Presidential Inauguration ceremony without uttering a Read more

Reuben ABATI

I went to the Federal Road Safety Commission’s office. The FRSC are supposed to be the issuing authority of Drivers Licences. Being a Special Marshal of the same FRSC, I thought I will be able to cut through the red tape and go it smoothly; I’m not Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

How can a nation move when all aspects of her life are corrupted: The economy is corrupted, governance is corrupted, judiciary is corrupted, education is corrupted, health is corrupted, infrastructural development is corrupted, social values are Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

“Amosun ti tun bere oh. Amosun has started again. Jemila ori e ti jeun yo o. He is on rampage”. “What’s the problem?” Ibikunle Amosun, also known as Senator Ibikunle Amosun (SIA) is the Governor of Ogun State, Nigeria, (2011-2019). Amosun ran for Read more

Reuben ABATI

Anyway it is still NIGERIA where police do just about anything they feel like doing, judges give judgement without justice, lecturers demand sex for marks, so-called Men of God do human rituals to gather congregations, vacancies occur for just the Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

In a Report titled The Misery Index 2018 authored by Prof. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Read more

Reuben ABATI

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may Read more

Reuben ABATI

I used to attend meetings wearing suits. Party members looked at me suspiciously. I couldn’t miss the glances, the whispers, the murmurs but I couldn’t quite figure out what was amiss until one Sunday afternoon, I arrived at a scheduled meeting all Read more

Reuben ABATI

There is a simple solution government can apply that will kill ASUU with a stroke of the pen. Hopefully ASUU will not force government to take that route. And one is not talking about a ban on ASUU as a ban on ASUU would be a lazy government option Read more

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Do we just sit down and look (siddon look) on: While massive and unfettered corruption ravages the land, afflicting even our unborn generations? While selfish, greedy and insensitive politicians rule the roost and roam the land with Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO