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I'm your friend who means well, but who may not be able to do well at all times. I have faults, but it is not my ambition to sustain them; so we can work together and improve along the way. I don't like too much censorship, so I do my "thing" alone at www.sontel-nigeria.blogspot.com
Opposition Parties Political Merger in Nigeria: How likely?

Opposition Parties Political Merger in Nigeria: How likely?

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, had vowed or threatened to rule Nigeria for at least 60 consecutive years before it can hand over to any other political party. Given its performance since 1999, this ambition has serious implications for the future of Nigeria. Single political parties have attempted but always failed to dislodge the PDP … Continue reading Opposition Parties Political Merger in Nigeria: How likely?

What Manner of Democracy “Dividends”?

Nigeria is a land of hypocrisy. The tragedy does not end there. Her people are so used to hypocrisy that they cannot face truth, so they remain un-free. There is hypocrisy in the home, church, mosque and in government offices. We – or rather or leaders – celebrate everything from the first 100 days in … Continue reading What Manner of Democracy “Dividends”?

The Log in my Mother’s Eye 2

After that quarrel with Father, Mother’s friend visited us.“Hey!” she exclaimed when Mother told her of the fight with Grace. This woman’s voice was strange: low and unsteady like that of someone who has just woken up from sleep and had dreamt he was chased by the devil; that kind of dream where one struggles … Continue reading The Log in my Mother’s Eye 2

The Trouble with Nigeria: A Review II

The Trouble with Nigeria: A Review II

False Image of Ourselves Achebe is stung by the hypocrisy and vain-glory common with Nigerian leaders. He is angry at the blatant self-deception by those who do not care to make Nigeria genuinely great, but who like to decieve everyone that Nigeria is great. He writes: “Nigeria is not a great country. It is one … Continue reading The Trouble with Nigeria: A Review II

Deregulate the Federal Government

Deregulate the Federal Government

Recently, there have been consistent radio adverts urging Nigerians to accept deregulation as the magic wand invented by our team of expert economists for solving our national problems. Deregulation simply means non-direct involvement of government in the deregulated sectors. It could also be called privatization. It might help to recall that privatization has been around … Continue reading Deregulate the Federal Government

The Trouble with Nigeria: A Review I

The Trouble with Nigeria: A Review I

Author: Chinua Achebe Publisher: Fourth Dimension Publishing Co. Ltd Year of Publication: 1983 Chapters: 10 In presenting a review of The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe, I do not imply that I have more competence than the author, an all time great writer of both fiction and non-fiction. This review is aimed at stressing … Continue reading The Trouble with Nigeria: A Review I