A First republic Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a dictator, calling on Nigerians to end dictatorship in 2019. According to him, there was no difference between Buhari as military Head of State and Buhari as a democratic president. The politician was quoted by Vanguard as saying that Buhari had […]
As a lad growing in the sleepy but egalitarian Ubulu-Okiti community in Delta state, Nigeria, I was sternly warned by my father never to celebrate or trust a man that betrays another to make me happy as he will sooner than later replicate same towards me. That was back in the days. Though such unfortunate […]
In the past three years, Nigerians lived with a veiled notion that the nation has attained political maturity where the people’s will prevails. Such a feeling, no doubt stemmed from wisdom born through the experience of 2015 general elections. But contrary to this belief, the recent gubernatorial contest in Ekiti state has revealed that the […]
Senator Ed Muskie of Maine, United States of America while speaking on a national television the night before the 1970 election, addressed the real choice confronting the voters. According to him, there are only two kinds of politics; politics of fear and the politics of trust. The first says you are encircled by monstrous dangers. […]
Demystifying the time-honored saying that; ‘the powerful never lose opportunities-they remain available to them, that the powerless on the other hand, never experience opportunity – it is always arriving at a later time, remains a remarkable political lesson Nigerians gave to the world in 2015. The lesson was predicated in the way and […]
Justice, in the words of Thomas Aquinas, is the act of rendering to each person what is truly his or hers and, comes in two different forms; commutative and distributive. While commutative justice calls for equality between two persons, distributive justice is concerned with the importance of each individual to the entire society; unfairly favoring […]
The ripple reaction that trailed the signing of the 2018 budget into law on Wednesday 20th June 2018, by President Muhammadu Buhari after a protracted wait by Nigerians has again demonstrated that efficiency of the government sector does not only affect the performance of the public sector but that of the whole country. Interestingly, aside the […]
It is a time-honored saying that the interest, ‘subjects take in their leader does not lie in the leader’s physical and intellectual abilities, but, lies rather in what he can add to their lot in life’.
Recently, I listened avidly to various speakers at a function in Lagos, speak with great passion to underline the seriousness of their position and the depth of their conviction that leadership challenge in Africa is fueled by our ‘leaders’ non- possession of authentic leadership culture; a challenge they argued stripped Africa as a continent the […]
By: Jerome-Mario Utomi An elderly man in a sleepy but egalitarian community was diagnosed of ulcer and cancer-related complications which of course, had excruciating pains as its companion.