Asks SEGUN DIPE
“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion” Alexander the Great.
If you talk to most people, you will discover that they actually mean well in their criticism of what government does. But they don’t have much of a breadth on knowledge or understanding of what the real issues are, when it comes to governance. They listen to pundits who feed them with what they are supposed to think and they keep repeating that until pretty soon they say, “Oh, well that must be true.”
Asks AGUNLOYE ADEWUNMI BASHIRU
The security situation in Nigeria in the past four years is worrisome. It has been a frequent occurrence of the deadly strike of Boko Haram sect, while the news of herdsmen carnage, kidnapping, banditry, cultism and many other violent related activities have been having their own free days.
FOR his subjects and keen observers of his reign, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, who will clock 66 on October 20, has been a source of inspiration to many given his remarkable strides since ascending the throne of his forebears three years ago notwithstanding the current harsh socio-economic conditions in the land.
By FELIX OBOAGWINA
On behalf of our voiceless compatriots, we feel the need to apprise you with the unpalatable result of this subsisting shutdown of our borders. Sir, the effect is killing!
A political analyst, Barrister Yomi Obaditan, has called on the Federal Government to take a drastic step on South Africa over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.
AGUNLOYE ADEWUNMI BASHIRU
Terrorism in Africa and most especially in Nigeria has taken a new terrifying dimension. The use of children in suicide bombing by the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups in recent time is worrisome.
BETTY ANYANWU-AKEREDOLU FOUNDATION
To say the least, the past two weeks in Nigeria have been nothing short of a beehive of dramatic revelations which set off a cascade of unending discussions transcending the social media space into a seemingly united Calvary of patriotic Nigerian people, who had become too tired of the “business as usual syndrome” which is common among Nigerians. Whether it was the issue of alleged rape by a popular Nigerian pastor or some other more political issues, you would easily agree that every other day in Nigeria does not pass without one new topic for discussion.
Nigeria/Mid-Africa at a training programme at School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos.
By Joseph Orjime
A mountain climber once set out to climb Mount Everest from the steepest side. “Yes,” he said to himself, “after accomplishing this feat, perhaps, there shall never rise any man that can break my record.”
He got a rope and started the journey to the mountaintop.