“The country was at one time very prosperous, and powerful, but there is probably no other country on this earth more torn and wasted by internal dissensions, tribal jealousies, and fratricidal feuds, a state of things which unhappily continues up to the present time.”
Dr. O Johnson, History of the Yorubas, Published 1921
This is the sad reality of our nation this day. Even though, the above quote was directed at the Yorubas as at then, it in no small measure fits into the modern reality of our beloved Nation Nigeria.
It is not far-fetched nor hearsay that our nation is on the brink of a second civil war with imminent breakup going by the various agitations all around the country and deep-seated mistrust to other ethnic groups and nationalities and amongst ethnic configuration as well.
The mirage of problems plaguing the administration of the incumbent President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, cannot be readily quantified nor valued as it has reached astronomical heights that calls for reflection of our electoral process and competence and capacity of would be leaders.
The state of the Nigerian Nation is not a state that was inflicted on us by outsiders, rather it’s a self-inflicted condition occasioned by lack of personal responsibility and accountability to people. Continue reading
Some have opinions and some have none, yet those without opinions criticize those who have.
Everybody cannot be on one side, because we are not the same. We don’t share the same values, believe in the same things or expect the same outcomes. Even our perception of reality differs, you see the cup as half empty and I see it as half full, and our perceptions will lace our conversations with emotions. So if you insult me for sharing what I see and believe, I take it in good faith. There will always be people with large hearts and those Continue reading
Finally, 2016 has commenced officially world over. And we all have our goals set for the year, and our aspirations for the country and our personal lives. Nonetheless, i would like to start by referring to the events in the country in the last couple of weeks that has left much of a bitter taste in the mouth. And whether we like it or not, we need to evaluate the past to learn and make amends for the future.
Continued from Yesterday.
Again, experience has shown in Nigeria that it is not only protected officers that are corrupt. There have been cases of graft against local government chairmen who are not protected by Section 308, Directors of parastatals, ministers and so on. If these people who are not protected are corrupt as the protected ones, then the problem lies somewhere else and probably not with the immunity clause. Continue reading
Came across this picture on the social media some days ago and got me really thinking. As I sat and pondered over the picture, a wave of sympathy swept over me for the man and his child caught in a political high stakes game of war he didn’t sign for. A.refuge in his own country, I can’t help but notice the sad, dejected yet determined look on his face to make ends meet to feed his daughter and himself. The fact that he was carrying his daughter points to another issue, no accommodation. And his daughter Continue reading
By Tunde Olayode
If before now,you are among the motley crowd of”doubting Thomas,”doubting the veracity of the incontrovertible fact that,there a new “Sheriff” in town,with a name Mohammed Buhari,nor you think,talking about new Sheriff in town all these days,is an infantile jokes of sort.Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Buhari new appointment,that proved all political pundit and book-makers flat- footed wrong,should long have cleared that doubt,since last-night.
By Tunde Olayode
The core essence of leadership,is making a decision.So essentially in his job description,upon been hired,the apogee of his function that encapsulate all other thing,is making decision for the common good of all and the consequence of which,he face the music alone,as result of his decision.
There comes a moment in time, in the history of nations and people of the earth, when you decide, on whose side you want to be.
On the famous side of history or infamous side of history. There is no sitting on the fence here, its simply matter of a single choice.