Posts by Babatoks:

Crime, Justice and Punishment: Bode George as a Case Study

Written on November 4th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Since the breaking news, I have been agonising. I don’t know whether I should consider this as a victory, justice, retribution, or insult. Like many Nigerians, home and abroad who heard or read the news of Bode George and his... Read More | Share

HISTORY LESSON: Boom For The Bleeding Giant by Cameron Duodo

Written on October 20th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

HISTORY LESSON: Boom For The Bleeding Giant by Cameron Duodo THE SUNDAY TIMES Magazine, September 15, 1974, page 23-36 ... Read More | Share

The Death of Nigerian Sports And A Walk Down Memory Lane

Written on August 22nd, 2009 by
Categories: Sports

As the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin come to an end, I would like to moan (again) about the demise of Nigerian sports. With the ascent and domination of Jamaica in world athletics, especially in track and field events, it is... Read More | Share

Giving Militancy A Bad Name, Or The Boko Haram Phenomenon

Written on August 14th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Absolutely nothing surprises me anymore in Nigeria, that is, until the last two weeks, when Islamic fanatics rampaged all over the northern part of the country causing havoc, destruction of property, not to talk of the inevitable and unfortunate ... Read More | Share

Dealing With Corrupt And Oppressive Governments

Written on August 7th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

“There is no institution that is more abhorrent than a corrupt government. No entity kills more. No entity plunders the treasury more. No one entity violates more individual and human rights more often, with more impunity. And none spews more... Read More | Share

All We Ever Ask For

Written on July 21st, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Some of my friends, readers of my articles, and even politician-friends in Nigeria (and I don’t have a lot of them in that last category) have often asked me: “What do you really want, man? Are you seeking self-serving publicity... Read More | Share

Of Looters, Leaders And The EFCC List

Written on July 13th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

The news blared out at me, and many Nigerians in the Nigerian Tribune of Friday, 10 July 2009 – “Bode George, Kalu, Ladoja, Dariye, 52 others looted N243bn –EFCC”. It was written in very bold headlines that the “Economic... Read More | Share

Reminiscences of Nigeria

Written on June 13th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

, March/April 1978. The Minister for Education, Col Ahmadu Ali under the Obasanjo Military administration, had just announced that the Federal government of Nigeria intended to increase the cost of feeding for University and other tertiary... Read More | Share

We Really Must Be Really Scared Now!

Written on June 9th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

I am really scared now. My state of mind has gone from “concerned” to “really scared and despondent” now, when it comes to Nigeria. Over the past two weeks, indeed over the past one month, things have really gone from bad to... Read More | Share

The Niger Delta Crisis: Nigeria Is Sitting On A Keg of Gunpowder

Written on May 28th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Some time during Abacha’s infamous, brutal, sadistic and despotic tenure in Nigeria, the combined Nigerian armed forces and the Police launched an assault on the Niger Delta, shortly after Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed. One of the British TV... Read More | Share

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