Patrick Dele Cole
Accelerating the journey of women into power - Part 2
In 1975 the then military government ordered each state to have nine commissioners of which at least one must be a woman. That was in 1975 – women had about 11%/12% representation at the top of Government.
Patrick Dele Cole: A significant brilliance
Patrick Dele Cole (PDC) who clocked 80 on August 4, 2020, is well known for his exploits in the academia, public service, politics, diplomacy, and business. But not many have credited him
To Patrick Dele Cole with love
I read Dr. Cole’s piece with the title “Awolowo and Niger Delta naked children” in The Guardian of July 29, 2020. And the concluding paragraph made me laugh like I have never done
Creating a sustainable and accountable democratic system in Nigeria -Part 4
Political parties are the bedrock of democratic institutions. They provide the umbrella under which political activity takes place. If these parties are broken, then the system within which they operate will be broken.
The DNA of wealth and work in Nigeria
It Nigeria’s 150 odd languages, none links wealth, making money to work. The old Calvinist work ethic does not exist in Nigeria.
Necessity of peace in a leaderless world - Part 1
What is the price for right wing extremism and new nascent nationalism? This seems to be the hottest item in politics in the United States (US), Europe and some parts of Africa and Asia.
More than a miracle
More than a Miracle is an emotional and heart-rending story of a mother’s love for her son, and ferocity in which we would go to any length to save someone we love. It is a story of trials and triumphs, but mostly of faith; of believing that no matter the situation or the circumstance....
Nine years a boy in Enugu
The older you become the more you learn about your children especially if you were a strict parent and your children can now talk to you. In Nigeria, the father is generally the enforcer and the mother is the appeaser, the one with compassionate understanding.
Remembering Shehu Yar’Adua 20 years after - Part 2
Shehu had barely reached Kaduna when we phoned him to come back. He did, arriving Jos at 3 am. We smoothened everybody’s feather before he left again for Kaduna at about 7 am or 8 am.