Posts From Okey Ndibe
Sadly, then, even though many Nigerians did not know who Obumselu was, were not aware of the epical scale of his brilliance, he knew us all too well.
In David Koren I met a veritable hero. He’s the truest, grittiest kind of hero—by the measure of the difference he made, the depth of his humanity.
Governor Okorocha and other southeast governors would do well to borrow the example of their southwest counterparts.
It makes sense Buhari resign to look after his frail health. Nigeria should be in hands of a leader who shows no sign of physical or mental debilitation.
British accusations made me laugh. Let me ask you, brethren: Does it make sense to accuse a man of stealing what belonged to him?
President Buhari’s silence translates as nonchalance towards his creditors, all Nigerians. Sadly, this indifference is the default, if feckless, attitude of those who occupy the space of leadership in Nigeria.
But the larger question is, why do Nigerian institutions excel in ludicrous rules designed to give grief to citizens?
Traveling by road, I saw Nigeria in a new way. The portrait, unflattering, left me deeply dispirited.
Whoever you are, wherever you’re located, whatever your station, make a small adjustment in your MO—and become a vital laborer to sustain our lofty dreams for 2017.
Under Buhari’s, police and customs fan the roads to importune traders and business owners who are doing their best to keep themselves and dependents afloat.
One sees little evidence Buhari’s has viable answers. I’d suggest, for a start, that it abandon the farcical pretense of fighting a war against corruption.
Buhari, a serial seeker of the Nigerian presidency, has squandered 3 months since his election, a month since his inauguration, without naming his cabinet.
Despite all the petro dollars that have passed through Nigeria, most Nigerians live in excruciating poverty. The monthly minimum wage is N18, 000, a sum that is now less than $50.
One would demand that President Buhari investigate the gruesome murder of unarmed Biafra agitators as well as other such grave violations.
US national interests trump Trump and Clinton and Obama. It’s a lesson we need to imbibe in Nigeria.
It’s time Nigerians of developmental vision and moral acumen coalesced around a political party to ensure that the PDP and APC do not crop up as our sole default choices in two and a half years.
Pundits and partisans seized the vacuum, offering deodorized or damning interpretations of what had transpired. Some praised Warrior-General, Buhari.
If you ask me, our president urgently needs to go to political school. And I’d recommend one run by Aisha Buhari.
If Mr. Buhari does not envision a game plan against corruption, he’s likely to go down in history as his predecessors did—as leaders who merely paid lip service to a war.
Buhari continues to invoke his personal virtues, his ascetic mindset, and his commitment to change. And he continues to blame his predecessors.