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Atiku and his ‘corruption’ (II)

A functional system acts as a bulwark against any shortcut to riches. A dysfunctional system does not see anything wrong in profligacy and financial malfeasance, because the strength of an individual is determined by the depth of his pocket. A functional system sees the state as an institution for all, but a reckless and dysfunctional […]

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Crowd For Hire: 2023 campaign rallies as metaphor

The theatricals for winning the hearts and minds of the voters are all around us. The perceptual game of showing strength in the number of supporters is an age long effective game plan for the parties, and it is one strategy that cuts across all parties. All political parties are outdoing themselves in winning the […]

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Liverpool vs Chelsea: Troubled Blues bank on Mudryk’s magic

Embattled Graham Potter can offer injuries as mitigation for Chelsea’s crash but the coach doesn’t have enough credit in the bank to ask for unlimited time to salvage the slide and will advertently throw his new signing Mykhailo Mudryk into the fray hoping the Ukrainian could lead a charge for revival as they face Liverpool […]

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Waterasan ‘’intoxicant’’

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome- Kuti aka Fela Anikulapo Kuti aka Abami eda released the album Expensive shit in 1975, the reverse side of same was titled Water no get enemy (literally translates Water does not have an enemy). But unfortunately, the afrobeat legend didn’t point out that Water itself can be the enemy! It could […]

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Nigeria and pains of a prophetic poet

“To fight against untruth and falsehood,/to fight against myths or to fight against an ideology which is hostile to mankind,/ to fight for our memory;/for our memory of what things were like – /that is the task of the artist. A people who no longer remembers has lost its history and its soul.” ––Alekzander Solzhentsyn’ […]

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2023: Campaign crowds for hire

Every great political campaign rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their foes. –– John Podhoretz No other time is deceiving the stock in trade more than during the electioneering period. Deception is not a Nigerian though. It is a global plague among politicians found […]

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Atiku and his ‘corruption’ As his boss for eight years, he has

As his boss for eight years, he has a working knowledge of him; he was President and Atiku was his vice from 1999 to 2007. In that period, President Olusegun Obasanjo gave Atiku Abubakar a lot of assignments and made him handle huge responsibilities in line with the shared commitment of the presidency. Unfortunately, before […]

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For the Nigerian Youth, 2023 is defining moment

Will 2023 be a defining moment for the Nigerian youth and the future of Nigeria? Obviously a slippery question that deserves attention. The most recent Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) voter registration data suggests that youths have a historic role to play in the forthcoming election. They have an incredible demographic advantage and, if they […]

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Ethics and discipline in law: Akin to waiting for Godot ( 2)

Introduction It was Immanuel Kant that said in law that a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. On this note, we shall continue our discourse on the above issue. Definition of terms Ethics, in a nutshell is, knowing the […]

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