Sir: For the past few years, the Northern part of the country has been convulsed by a string of hostilities and chronic insecurity. The ancient towns and villages are under threat from the savage groups. No one prays for crack on his walls, they are unwanted signs of a feeble wall. The palpable fissure in Nigeria is…
EEDC is not making sense
It is like trying to push down breadfruit from a castor oil tree. The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, is sending outrageous bills to consumers in Umuoji.
Fuel subsidy removal
Sir: Please permit me to contribute to the on-going discussion of fuel subsidy removal in the country. In the review of fuel subsidy editorial report...
Radio talk and common sense in Nigeria
The Yoruba say if a proverb is targeted at you and you cannot respond in kind, you are only afraid of confrontation. If a pot was taken to the forest by a human being and the pot became a divinity exerting sacrifice, it will not be out of place to ask whether the pot asked to be taken to the forest in the first instance and whether it knew the purpose for which it was taken to the forest.
Reforms needed for real economic growth
It is clear from all indications that authorities in the nation’s capital need a lot of reforms to sustain economic growth in the country. The reason for this claim is obvious.
The importance of respect in a corporate organisation
Written in 2008 to the management of Multimesh Broadcasting Company Ltd Port Harcourt of whose management I was Administrative Manager. Respect to self, managers and to colleagues is necessary for any business to grow well and succeed.
Rape in Nigeria and America
Let us take the case of one “Solomun” who is said to be facing the rape storm currently. Solomun is not a member of the Masquerade Team but nevertheless a human being.
Dolapo Osinbajo: A cultural icon!
Sir: “She (Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo) is among the few left in her era, she was trained, and she trained herself.” - Mustafa Kabiru Olowolagba. The wife of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, a granddaughter of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo is an epitome of grace and…
Nigerian soldiers dying in vain
Sir: I am the product of the loins of a former Nigerian Army soldier, a Civil Warrior who almost lost his life fighting to establish a federal beachhead at the Onitsha sector of the River Niger in the heat of the civil war and whose very young wife (my late mother) had the rare, almost…
Can you Abba ‘Kyari’ me to President Buhari?
He is omniscient and directs the affairs of the Nigerian state even while asleep. His word is law; his gesture carries more weight than the pronouncement of the Supreme Court. He is the Diviner, Mastermind and Executor of the ‘Acts of Aso Rock’. His powers are limitless; he holds the key to all appointments. He…
Letter to President Buhari
Sir: Your Excellency, I write this letter to you conscious of the fact that, yours is a job, which is not only complex, difficult, time consuming...
Why didn’t Tinubu help fix slums?
Sir: The image of a festering slum at Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, in a recent daily edition of the Daily Trust, where open defecation points almost coincide with a drinking-water well that is still in use will make anyone puke in disgust. Is this Nigeria of the 21st century where the richest black…