The chameleon’s attitude
Watch the chameleon; it knows how to blend with the environment. Watch the man; he doesn’t know how to blend with the environment. Man unlike the chameleon doesn’t understand his political, technological, social, legal, economic,...
Identity and the “North Central” Nigerian - Part 2
The North Central region is reputed to be the food basket of the Nation, but Agriculture is still at a subsistence level. There are many minerals but they are not mined whole-scale, mining is done on a small scale with poor technology ...
Tribute to my late father
Saturday July 28, 2018 was a special day in the life of my family. On that day we hosted a ceremony in honour of Audu Daniel Abah, who was my father. This ceremony was held in my village, Agaliga-Efabo, Imane district in Olamaboro local council in Kogi State.
The presidential ticket without steam
I want the current president of Nigeria out of office as much as I wanted the other president out of office in 2015 and I voted him out. The trouble is that the personages I see campaigning to oust the present from office do not have brands that resonate....
Nigeria’s development, a collective responsibility
We blame political distresses in Nigeria on political figures and that is absolutely unfair. I wish so much was expected from all predecessors while in office but we all went to sleep in the day not at night and at a time when we should have demanded proper accountability to develop Nigeria.
Politics and the absence of philosopher-kings
There is a lack of leadership in people who brandish themselves as leaders in Nigeria and if my memory is still agile, I’ve never heard any groundbreaking statements from them to make me portray them as great leaders.
Why begrudge the doctor?
Cosmas Odoemena’s article with the above title published in The Guardian of Sunday July 13, 2014, brought to the forefront yet again, the tussle for equality that is blamable...
Another way to pray
There’s an old story that is worth repeating. The villagers went to the house of a holy man when danger threatened and asked him to pray for them. The holy man would go to a special place in the forest. He would light a fire and offer a certain prayer. His prayer was answered and the village would be safe.
The trouble with Kogi State
Whoever thought that Kogi State would always be in the news for the wrong reasons? A doctor as reported by The Guardian died because she could not afford to buy drugs. To owe workers salaries in Kogi has become a novelty.
Religion for justice
Are there educational resource centres run by religious institutions in Nigeria and for free? A place where people can be trained on entrepreneurial skills to be safe reliant. A centre to coach and provide career workshops and give certificates to attendees without asking about their spiritual affiliations...