NNAMDI KANU'S CART

The use of propaganda is as ancient as the hills. To keep a people in a perpetual state of loyalty, a "dune" is important. The longest dynasty in world history is the Seifawa dynasty of the old Kanem-Bornu Empire. The dynasty lasted for about a thousand years. It's dynastic philosophy emanated from a signature -a bird said to have been covered my a calabash. So long as the signature remained intact, the dynasty survived. The last of the Seifawa Kings, at the instigation of his new Muslim friends, commited the grand national sin. The forbidden calabash, he removed. The bird flew. How true this story is, is not very important. The people withdrew their support from the ruler. He became a ruler without subjects. The longest dynasty was gone in a moment. ... More

THE GREAT WALL OVER NIGERIA

If you heard of a Great Wall, the first thing that comes to mind is the Great Wall of China. Much of the culture of wall building didn't quite spread to this part of the world. A few exceptions there were, the great wall of Zaria, the Great Zimbabwe and so on. The use of a wall is in two phases; negative and positive. The walls were used to fend off invaders and, with or without the intention to do so, also prevent cultural and idea exchanges too. The Berlin Wall, the Hungarian Wall and so on. ... More

THE INCUMBENCY WAS NOT GOODLUCK JONATHAN

In Nigeria, analysts say one thing this moment and later contradict themselves. Professor Tam David West, a former Minister of Petroleum, was a strong advocate against the removal of fuel subsidy. In 2012, he was on air pummeling the Jonathan-led government and declaring "there is nothing like fuel subsidy". In one of the episodes Yomi Layinka's interview, Professor West was full of praise for Muhammadu Buhari and was one of the persons whose influence on people like us was drastic. I personally respect the Professor so much but he dissapointed me with his illusory accolades for Buhari. The same factor that was partly responsible for the removal of Goodluck Jonathan from office -by the will of the people anyways- eventually stared Professor West in the face. The same which existed not was that which Professor West's choice removed. The subsidy was probably not visible to the professor but really, there was something like fuel subsidy. ... More

THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP

It is rather infuriating to hear from people who think good leadership is not a possibility in the third world countries especially in Africa. I have met people who, in lieu of encouraging me, cast looks of doubt on my future. I spoke at an event in July this year where another speaker who, after praising my 'passion' and 'activism', made reference to Senator Dino Melaye. He said of Senator Dino that when he was young, he also was a committed activist and patriot but his life now is a negation of his previous ideals. Fine. I was not handed the mic a second time to correct the attribution of Senator Dino's decline to me. "The space is there but we lack the people to fill out the space", I remember him saying something like that. I identified a few mistakes and things that you can do to help yourself; ... More

THE ANTIDOTES TO CHAOS IN YOUR PERSONAL UNIVERSITY LIFE

The diversity in a university is so complex that when a room is allocated to you, the students you share it with can be of diverse origins and backgrounds. Different languages, ideologies, cultures, colours of skin and so on. ... More

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