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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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

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

Asked by some would-be foreign investors filled with trepidation about doing business in Nigeria, former President Olusegun Obasanjo responded thus: “Should you encounter any problems, speak with the Minister. If the Minister is unable to resolve Read more

Opinion

Members of the Nigerian National Assembly, and by extension lawmakers across the country, have been under scrutiny lately with regard to their engagements with citizen-voters whose interest they are expected to represent in parliament. Read more

Reuben ABATI

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