by Soibi Ransom First I would like to state that the habit of decamping from one party to another is not entirely inappropriate but it can be for good at times. In several countries we see politicians decamp from one party to another for good reasons but this article is centered on the bad mannerism … More Politics of position, stomach and pocket infrastructure : An insight into the ‘’Myownisation’’ of Power by Nigerian Politicians
On a very bright evening, I was on my way back from work and we got stuck in the usual traffic congestion on Aba road in Port Harcourt. Commercial drivers got into their usual frantic effort to get ahead by any means–possible or impossible. So, commercial drivers took the singular honour of displaying their expertise, … More Wicked!
His Excellency. Gen Muhammadu Buhari; GCFR President and Commander In Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria I am compelled to write to you Mr President and members of your ruling Party as regards to the drowning state of democracy and other areas of our lives under you stewardship. I am not in the capacity … More Tick -Tock Mr President: It is Getting Late; A critique Letter to the President and his Party members on their 2 years in office
While in primary school, we were taught how to sing the national anthem. Every morning, we were forced to sing the anthem — for we were flogged if we didn’t comply–mostly the first stanza. One line in the anthem that we just sang — mindlessly, I would say — was: “the labour of our heroes … More THE HEROES WE NEVER HAD
While growing up, we were told this proverb that, ”what an elder sees while sitting down, a child won’t see same even if he climbs to the top of an iroko tree.” With this always at the back of our minds, we developed some serious respect for elders and even saw them as gods who … More WHICH WAY LEADS TO LIFE?
Saying that the maintenance culture in this country is bad is an understatement. There probably is no word to adequately describe the depth of insensitivity, neglect and lack of good judgement on the part of some Nigerians when it comes to maintenance. Sitting in the waiting area of a commercial bank that has managed to … More THE ROCKET SCIENCE CALLED MAINTENANCE
After Adam had woken up from a deep sleep and saw Eve, he said, “Wow! Mehn; this one is beautiful. I’ve got to woo this creature before an animal does.” Then he popped his hair and went; “You are the bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh, the sunshine in my dark…” Eve, after … More A CASE FOR COMMON SENSE (Love at first sight)
When we say our country is developing, I am in turn disturbed at the way we measure development. I haven’t been around for too long to see everything for myself; elders, and books, have always been the lighthouse on which we climb to peep into the past. Mostly, on several occasions than one, the direct … More Virtual Development