Breaking News
Home 5 ARTICLES 5 Just Thinking… (page 2)

Just Thinking…

Pay Sawyer-Ebola Victims Five Million Dollars – Presley Akhigbe

Pay Sawyer-Ebola Victims Five Million Dollars – Presley Akhigbe

The ebola virus imported into Nigeria by the Liberian Patrick Sawyer has caused death to four people, a doctor, two nurses who attended to him at the First Consultants hospital in Lagos and an employee of ECOWAS. Then there is the immeasurable loss of potential financial gains by the hospital resulting from the closure and decontamination of the hospital premises/services, ... Read More »

Inside Politics of Direct Entry (DE) Form In Kano – Salihu Tanko Yakasai

Everyday, we accuse our leaders of corruption, mismanagement, and many other “diseases” killing us as a country. We always put the blame solely on the heads of our leaders, shielding ourselves and other sectors of any blame in destroying it. But in this article, I intend to expose the wickedness and heartless illegality in the sells of DE forms in ... Read More »

APC Has Captured A Lost Generation – Eta Uso Jr

I feel it necessary to bring forward that the Digital Age seems to have done a little more harm than good. Well, at least more harm than good to the lazy mindsets of this generation. How? It is simple. The wealth of information our generation gets exposed to in real-time is so alarming that it has resulted in poverty of ... Read More »

Osun Will Decide – Yemi Olutoye

It is during the election period that you begin to handpick the intellectuals from the food mongers; when we encourage the ‘food for votes’ system, by default we also encourage the ‘embezzle public fund’ process. How else will politicians replenish their loss if not through public funds… Unfortunately, the ones at the receiving end of bad governance are always the ... Read More »

My Thoughts On The #USAfricaSummit – Seife Tadelle Kidane

My Thoughts On The #USAfricaSummit – Seife Tadelle Kidane

Dear All, We witness that for the last one year African Leaders are engaged in different summits: – Africa-Japan Summit, Africa-China Summit, Africa Europe Summit, Africa India summit and at this point in time, USA for Africa-USA summit. With this notice even if all the summits are important from political and socioeconomic point of view but the most important ones ... Read More »

Do You Love Nigeria? – Saleh Shehu Ashaka

Do You Love Nigeria? – Saleh Shehu Ashaka

Someone posed a very interesting question today that really got my wheels of thought whirring: Do you love your country? Are you patriotic? I’m not sure what it is that provoked my train of thoughtful energy to chug and chug, but I really put a lot of chug and chug into this question. After much, consideration…I emphatically announce, “Yes.  I am ... Read More »

#KakandaTemple ~ A Letter to that Nigerian-Palestinian

Dear Friend, Before you accuse me of finding nothing worth praising about you and yours, let me quickly empathise with you, and of course myself, over the killings in Gaza. You, as a humanist, one whose empathy has no border, are a citizen of the world, one of the reasons the earth is still habitable by the sane. It would ... Read More »

How injustice spurs Boko Haram – Ayisha Osori

How injustice spurs Boko Haram – Ayisha Osori

“It is hard to envisage an end to Boko Haram violence while government forces employ violence with impunity.” Zenn & Pearson  With each passing day of horror in Nigeria, as terror on citizens escalates and the body count mounts, it is becoming increasingly clear that injustice and the disregard which characterizes our relationship with rule of law is at the ... Read More »

What’s strangling democracy in Nigeria? – Ayisha Osori

What’s strangling democracy in Nigeria? – Ayisha Osori

  Democracy day has come and gone. The euphoria, if any, of 15 years of ‘uninterrupted democracy’ has long since faded in the harsh realities of our lives. The ravages of corruption lay waste to everything from the efficiency of our security forces to the lack of power and basic infrastructure. Millions have no access to pipe borne water and ... Read More »

Chibok: Why are our female legislators M.I.A? – Ayisha Osori

Chibok: Why are our female legislators M.I.A? – Ayisha Osori

  What differentiates the 20 female senators of the United States Congress who signed a joint statement in support of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign and the 34 collectively silent women in Nigeria’s seventh Assembly? According to the New York Times, within 2 weeks of the campaign for the Chibok girls going global, female US Senators had also met with Secretary of ... Read More »

Nigeria, Terror and the #Hashtag Generation – Ohimai Godwin Amaize

Nigeria, Terror and the #Hashtag Generation – Ohimai Godwin Amaize

We live in dangerous times. I grew up in a Nigeria without the nightmare of terrorism. In my childhood days, everything about us as a nation was not perfect but everyday presented hope in a new Nigeria that is possible. I grew up with Muslim kids. Some of my closest confidants back in my undergraduate days at the University of ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: The Lost Maidens Of Chibok – Adekoya Boladale

#BringBackOurGirls: The Lost Maidens Of Chibok – Adekoya Boladale

We have read scripts and heard folk tales of Angels and beasts We have read Psalms and Epistles of monsters and princesses In the cloud of our innocence Beasts appears as angels Monsters appears as love For at the end of a scary fairytale Lies, they live happily ever after But today our marrows shaken, Our souls trembles in fear ... Read More »

Dear Shekau, we are on our way to Sambisa Forest – By @Obajeun

Dear Shekau, we are on our way to Sambisa Forest – By @Obajeun

Dear Abubakar Shekau, I don’t know if you are a beast with human face, but I will, for the purpose of our conversation, refer to you as a living human, barring the fact that you have succeeded in turning all of us into living ghosts. We know you have the power to break, kill and rape. We only have the ... Read More »

Flame Flame, Go Away, Come Again Another Day – By @Obajeun

Flame Flame, Go Away, Come Again Another Day – By @Obajeun

Whenever Boko Haram cooks human beings, you will see flame. Nyanya went up in flame. Jonathan wore sad face at the scene. Jonathan went to Kano the following day for a political gig. While mourners garnered their tears in baskets, Jonathan was in Kano throwing jives at his manufactured enemy, “even the little money my campaign office provided for refreshment ... Read More »

#FreeCiaxonIbadan: My Short Stint at the SSS and the Hypocrisy of Activism – By @Obajeun

#FreeCiaxonIbadan: My Short Stint at the SSS and the Hypocrisy of Activism – By @Obajeun

Welcome to the arid absurdity called Nigeria, our national theatre of hypocrisy. With an unrivaled pace, we are fast moving to the tarmac of departure where the soul of our nation might Rest In Peace. I pray not. But history has a way of reoccurring when you don’t learn from it. In our own nation-state, history keeps serving us, but ... Read More »