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The Danger Of Doing Nothing

On Saturday, the 17th of November, Lloyd Michael, one of the four young men killed by a blood thirsty crowd in the Aluu-Umuokiri local government area of Rivers State was laid to rest in Port Harcourt. Reading about the burial brought back the sadness I felt when the news of these young men broke and it made me ask questions. ... Read More »

As Kings Take To The Skies

I have always told myself that Nigeria is not a republic and I still hold that fact to be true. For those who have been dreaming that we are a republic, welcome to the real world. We are a monarchy where several kings hold sway. In this country, kings and their minions rule over 160 million subjects. If you see ... Read More »

A Game Of Committees And Reports

Nigerians are used to a lot of things. They are used to consistent black outs, bad roads, non-existent infrastructure, and poverty. They are even used to government committees and the different reports they come up with. Earlier this year on February 28 when the minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Allison Madueke appointed Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as chairman of a 17 ... Read More »


The 67th session of the UN General Assembly started on the 18th of September 2012 and is expected to run till December. As usual world leaders converged in New York for the purpose of presenting issues affecting their respective countries, debating, and make policy making. Generally, the U.N General Assembly, provides a forum or platform for multilateral discussion of international ... Read More »

Of Presidential Bed Rest And The Rest Of Us

When the news was leaked that the first lady had taken ill and had to be flown abroad for medical attention, there were many speculations about the state of her health as the presidency had kept Nigerians in the dark about the whereabouts of Mrs. Jonathan. We heard of a burst appendix and then that was replaced by uterine fibroids. ... Read More »