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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The most exhilarating part of the US Presidential election 2020 is the fact that President Trump lost the election. It is what many observers thought would happen. They prayed for it. They wished it. In the end, that is what happened on Saturday Read more

Reuben ABATI

This year’s eid-al-fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast for 29 or 30 days, in observance of one of the Five Pillars of Islam, was celebrated on Saturday and Sunday May 23/24, but it was a Read more

Reuben ABATI

Please, let’s get something right. There’s no leader who has ever ruled Nigeria that has ever meant bad or evil for Nigeria. None!!! They have always meant well for the country. But for the people? That is a subject for thought and deep consideration Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the entire world – the future of everything and the world of work, but perhaps the most visible effect of this disruption is most felt in the financial services sector, the markets and the global economy. Read more

Reuben ABATI

During the current COVID-19 lockdown, Nigerians who have never paid tax in their lives are mouthing off on social media left, right and centre that government should feed them, yet they haven't contributed a penny to the commonwealth in decades for Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

To the relief of many Nigerians who had been inundated with conspiracy theories about the status and whereabouts of President Muhammadu Buhari, and his level of involvement in the war against COVID-19, the President, obviously in response to Read more

Reuben ABATI

There are several guiding principles that act as the foundation of a democracy, such as rule of law, protected rights and freedoms, free and fair elections, and accountability and transparency of government officials. Citizens have a responsibility Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

This older relative of mine then went on with his demands without first enquiring after my welfare, family and so on. He was just after his own matter. He wanted me to help secure a piece of land for him somewhere in Awka for his business saying that Read more

Uche NWORAH - Talkactive

For a society to develop (in all aspects and areas of human endeavour – technology, agriculture, governance, industrial, infrastructure, communication, transportation, sports, youth development, labour and employment, human and natural resources Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

For weeks, investors and the business community have been rattled by massive disruptions to global supply chains, as factories shut down in China. Everyone from BMW and Mercedes to Apple are feeling the squeeze on account of the coronavirus. But Read more

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The Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria, described by one English Language dictionary as the fun-loving people of the Southern part of West Africa have a habit of greeting people over everything. Whatever the matter is, they just like to greet, Read more

Reuben ABATI

Raise your hand if you want your child to be keke rider!’ - Seun Kuti tackles Nigerians over okada ban - TheCable Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

When I was younger, I used to think that a lot of Igbo cultural beliefs were fetish and revolved around idolatry and so on. This viewpoint had been canvassed mainly by the early missionaries and their early converts, leading to the decades-long brain Read more

Uche NWORAH - Talkactive

I got together recently with two of my friends, I call them brothers. One is into construction and he does a good job of it. He had earlier taken us to one of his project sites where I observed that he had mainly Ghanaian artisans. He says they are Read more

Uche NWORAH - Talkactive

On January 24, at the Federal High Court in Ilorin sitting over the matter of Asa Investment vs. Attorney General of Kwara State, counsel representing the plaintiff, in this case the Olusola Saraki family, informed the court that both the family and Read more

Reuben ABATI

Iyom Society, otherwise known as Otu Ọdụ remains the most revered and coveted for women. Elephant tusk anklets known as Ọdụ are worn in both the legs and hands by members of the society as a distinguishing mark. This is in addition to an elaborate Read more

Uche NWORAH - Talkactive

“You look so downcast. Everything okay? Cheer up, man. This one that you are looking as if a trailer just crushed your legs.” “I won’t deceive you. I am not happy at all. I am sad. Heart-broken.” “What happened? You lost a contract, or someone Read more

Reuben ABATI

Having met and spoken to Dr Titus Odedun about his name being removed from the medical register in the UK, and also having written two pieces about his experience with the GMC, I decided I’d dig deeper to find out why he was treated the way he was Read more

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As I learn more about the story of Dr Titus Odedun, I become more convinced of the injustice meted out to him on the superficial premise of the colour of his skin. There is a sense of disenfranchisement here. That situation where a black man is Read more

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One of the major indications of the dysfunctional nature of the Nigerian social and political ecosystem is what can be best summarised in pidgin English as the “Na my brother dey there” syndrome. It is the politics of proximity by another name, Read more

Reuben ABATI