Sunday, 17 June 2007 21:10

Back to June 12

IT is most unfortunate that apart from symbolic activities in Lagos and Ogun states, the 14th anniversary of June 12, which was in the past week, passed without notice and almost as a non-event in many parts of Nigeria. Both the Federal Government and the private sector were completely indifferent.

Ironically, it was on June 12, 1993, that the foundation for the present democratic process from which so many have benefitted since 1999, was laid. That date deserves a louder recognition in Nigerian politics and society. Late Chief MKO Abiola who became the symbol and the arrowhead and ultimately the martyr of the June 12 phenomenon deserves national recognition, in form of a national holiday in his honour, and an appropriate national recognition of his martyrdom.

Sunday, 04 April 2010 04:21

Babangida - Return of the Mosquito

After weeks of speculations fuelled by a late-night visit of the United States embassy officials to the residence of former Nigerian dicator, General Ibrahim Babangida, in northern Nigeria, it is now true that the diabolical usurper is preparing once again to grab power. And Nigerians are concerned for good reasons. Those who know how Nigeria became such a vast waste today can provide several reasons why it is the handiwork of Ibrahim from Minna.

Nigeria has been so unfortunate to have been led by successively vision-less and greedy leaders, but none compares to Ibrahim from Minna. In his time, Ibrahim Babandida took everything that is bad about Nigeria and put a square root on them. The result is a Nigeria that is today filled with politicans without political ideology, billionaire businessmen without a business idea, generals scared by the sight of war and youths whose only ambition is to rip foreigners off at Read more from