“A proud man is always looking down on things and people;
and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that
is above you.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
The quote above caught my attention, while I reflected on the
presidency of Donald Trump whose rise to power came to a tragic/controversial end after four years, thereby setting a tragic unprecedented history that might take generations to break, if at all.
I am not used to writing on western politics, and governance,
this is because it appears everything I do or say is Nigeria in particular and
Africa in general. More so, as the biblical saying goes, “Only Continue reading “DONALD TRUMP: A TRAGIC HERO?”
“There is a difference between playing and playing game. The former is an act of joy, the latter an act” (Joy Nazarian).
President Muhammadu Buhari’s keen interest in Niger Republic may have metamorphosed into an ungodly romance; an indication that pretense has a way of uncovering itself. This is because, pretense is like a Continue reading “PRESIDENT BUHARI’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH NIGER REPUBLIC: A BETRAYAL OF TRUST?”
If Nigeria restructured into provinces –
1) Northern Province
2) 2) Middle Belt Province
3) 3) Oduduwa Province
4) 4) Eastern Province
5) 5) Niger Delta Province (Atlantic)
6) Then Central Government at FCT.
10 positive things that would happen within 5 years
(primarily due to inter-province competition)
1. The first province to experience economic explosion would obviously be the Western Province. The Oduduwua Master plan will be revealed. There would be Continue reading “POSITIVE THINGS RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA WILL BRING! – FOREIGN DIPLOMAT REVEALS”
Not many remember what happened in Riyom, Plateau state many years ago. In case you’re among the many who didn’t, this story of mine will refresh your memory.
I met my wife, Rhoda in the UK. She was on a state government scholarship and she emerged as one of the best graduating students in her institution. I was thrilled when on our first date I found that she was a Nigerian from Plateau State. She was from Continue reading “THE ATTACK IN RIYOM by Japheth Prosper”
*“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable”(John F. Kennedy).*
For the first time in my life, I have come to accept without doubt that power lies in the hands of the masses. And that was evident in the recent ugly events in Nigeria, following the youths #ENDSARS peaceful protests, and its aftermath.
Never in history has Nigeria as one united nation, but divided into Continue reading “THE AFTERMATH OF #ENDSARS PROTESTS: HOW HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF”
According to a popular African saying, “A man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body.” Unarguably, in the words of the renowned African writer, Chinua Achebe, “the rain that beat us as Africans began over four hundred years ago, from the ‘discovery’ of Africa by Europe, through the transatlantic slave trade, to the Berlin Conference of 1885…”(THERE WAS A COUNTRY).
But much may argue that the rain was a forceful rain that came through guns Continue reading “*NIGERIA AT 60: ARE THE GODS TO BLAME FOR ITS WOES?*”
If I were 18 at the time, I doubt if I would have voted for Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, aka MKO, considering that MKO as I later discovered in my historical research, was a man who appeared too ambitious.
From what I previously read about him, I did not know him to be over-ambitious until the heated debate I had with Cornelius Erohubie in 2019, when President
Muhamadu Buhari honored MKO with a posthumous president and declared June 12th henceforth as Democracy Day in Nigeria.
Continue reading “Beyond June 12: Nigeria Still in Search of her Lost Hope After 27 Years”
In the hearts of every young man and woman reading this, who mean well for our country; in the hearts of men and women devoid of sentiments: tribes, religion and selfish gains — We not only have a clear idea of the Nigeria of our dream, but more importantly the leaders that will make that dream a reality.
We know in all sincerity that Buhari does not only represent the impossibility of that dream coming to pass but the possibility that with him we may not even be alive in the first place to even dream. He is like the thief at the left hand. To some, he is not just the thief, he is the “Bad” thief.
Continue reading “Atiku and Buhari and The Space In The Middle”