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May 21, 2018

Legislator and the dying Imo Pensioners

Legislators all over the world are known to make laws for the benefit of the living. One may wonder whether our legislators really understand their functions.  I am not surprised that in their midst are some confirmed certificated illiterates who can only write their names and sign their signatures and  don’t understand what it means to be a legislator. Once they are addressed as Honourables, their life ambition is accomplished. It is clear to me that the Nigerian legislator is unaware or pretends that the plight of traumatized Imo pensioners don’t come within the purview of the assignment of Imo…

THE IMPERATIVES OF CHANGE IN THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY

  We are yet to forget such slogans as NPP-Power and NPN super power of many decades ago. In these political parties resided exponents of democracy of convenience now tossed about by the wind of change, the latest slogan. Slogans have tyranised Nigerians over the years unchecked to the point of absurdity. Change has become a child of circumstances; a born again phenomenon; a voice crying in the wilderness of old; a voice heard in Rama in Herods Biblical times where Rachael was crying uncontrollably for her children, the Holy Innocents and could not be comforted because they were no…

The Supremacy of Tribal, Ethnic and Religious Allegiance in Nigeria: Obstacle to National Unity

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”, Albert Einstein. One may ask whether Nigeria is a full-fledged nation in measurable terms or a mere geographical expression, where for the sake of administrative convenience the colonial masters wanted to have a single country.  They therefore decided to force an amalgam of the caliphate north of Nigeria with the primitive tribes south of the Niger in 1914. Nigeria has continued to remain a country without being a nation because all hands are not on deck for the simple reason that there has remained a policy of…