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
By Tunde Olayode
I am not surprised President Goodluck Jonathan did not win Mo’ Ibrahim Prize for Excellent African Leadership, (5 million US Dollar over ten years and 200,000 US Dollar annually for life) after been nominated (or was he tipped?) like President Olusegun Aremu Okikiolu Obasanjo. Who was not awarded too, apparently because of his infamous alleged Continue reading
Dear President Jonathan,
I’m ashamed of myself. I want to apologize for my heartless abuse of your meek and gentle self. Please accept my sincere apologies.
I did not mean any harm. If I had known that you were as fragile as an egg, I would have been massaging your tiny ego instead of throwing darts to strengthen your muscles.
Just like you, Mr. President, I want to move Nigeria forward. I want to do it in a gentleman’s way – without shedding any sweat. But I have seen that Nigeria is such a heavy load that anyone involved in that venture must be ready to perspire.
Despite the impression I must have given over the years as a professional critic, I am a thoughtful man. I know it must be hard being the president of a dysfunctional country like Nigeria. But I did not know it was this hard. And surely, you did not have the slightest idea how hard it would be when you allowed your name on the ballot.
At a non-denominational service to mark Nigeria ’s 51st Independence Day, you lashed out at me and other critics of yours. I truly deserve it. But your frustrations drew no sympathy in me.
As a member, in good standing, of the National Association of Armchair Critics (Home and Abroad), I want to respond to you.