Lessons Of General Elections 2015
GIVE all the glory to our Lord Jesus Christ for answering our prayers and keeping our country together in spite of the legion of prophets of doom who predicted victories for those from whom they had collected money, as well as endless unrests for Nigerians should their anointed candidates lose.
Are Nigerians Ready For Buhari?
UP into the wee eighties when I left the country, I gleaned no contradictions. I left Nigeria, an arrogant little Fella, convinced no one, no matter where on earth could be better than me stage for stage in whatever mattered. When I got to England to commence postgraduate training, I thought England should be grateful I came. I really did. When I was told it…
A Fair Deal For Victims Of Corruption!
TODAY, the level of confidence in Nigeria is remarkably high, and president-elect General Muhammadu Buhari has been described by many as embodying ‘the promise of change’.
Prof. Tamuno: A Man Who Changed My Life
NO, I did not have a road to Damascus experience with the legendary Professor Tekena Tamuno. And, no, he did not contribute to my vocation as a priest, nor did he pay my fees. However, looking back, this great man, unknown to him, really and truly changed my life. And, might I add, perhaps my…
This Is My Story…This Is My Song
YESTERDAY, it was exactly four years that the unthinkable happened to some corps members caught in the all-consuming post-election violence up North. I was a victim.
Will Buhari ‘#BringBackOurGirls’?
IT’S been more than 365 days that over 200 innocent girls were unceremoniously kidnapped from their high school in northern Nigeria by the shadowy and ISIS-affiliated terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The Nemesis Of An Insider
We could also reflect on the personality of Jesus and why the Jews rejected him even though he was not an alien. This confirms the teaching of Jesus that “a man's enemies will be the members of his own household” (Matthew 10:36) and “a prophet is not honoured among his people" (Mark 6:4).
The Descent Of Citizen Nigeria
What is the inspiring myth of the U.S. – anyone can be anything – a land of opportunities. Why do our children not think we can do the same here? Many fathers, like me, have been unable to convince their children not to seek dual nationalities. There are over 100,000 doctors; 100,000 lawyers and engineers of Nigerian descent, that is, Nigerians. We have become like Palestine with more qualified people outside the country than within it.
We Challenge Buhari To A Debate
THE last time Nigerians enjoyed something really close to an exciting Presidential debate was during the 1993 Presidential elections. I recall the colourful and memorable encounter between the late Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party and Alhaji Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention. At the end of that debate, it was clear…
Mental Health of African Leaders
He who gains victory over other men is strong, but he who gains victory over himself is all-powerful — Lao-tse. LEKE dropped out of school at Junior Secondary School (Class Three) due to gang activities. From there he proceeded into thuggery and robbery, which were his financial and social bases for acquiring political power. Umaru…