Posts by Babatoks:

The British MPs Expenses Scandal and The Nigerian Experience

Written on May 24th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

For about three weeks now, the British Media have been a having a field day with the inconvenience and embarrassment of British Members of Parliament and the Government in the scandal of the fiddling of expenses by various elected members of the... Read More | Share

Nigeria's Theatre Of The Absurd

Written on May 11th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

  Most people in the Arts, or  more specifically, theater and acting world will know  what the  Theatre of the Absurd is: A designation for particular plays written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1940s,... Read More | Share

Nigerian e-Passport Costs and Nigerians Abroad: A Classic Rip-off?

Written on April 27th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

As defined in literature (Wikipedia), a ripoff (or rip-off) is a bad deal. Usually it refers to an incident in which a person pays too much for something. A ripoff is distinguished from a scam in that a scam involves wrongdoing such as fraud; a ripoff,... Read More | Share

PRESS RELEASE: Halliburton Scandal: Let’s Call a Spade a Spade!

PRESS RELEASE: Halliburton Scandal: Let’s call a spade a spade!   DATELINE:   London United Kingdom 18th April 2009   To The Great and Good People of Nigeria:   INTRODUCTION:   We, The Champions For Nigeria... Read More | Share

Omoseye Bolaji, A Nigerian Author

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

Every so often, we come up with unsung and unknown heroes of our land, people who have made contributions in various disciplines, putting Nigeria on the map and promoting the many positive characteristics of our people. For the sake of brevity, I need... Read More | Share

Do Our Politicians Know The Constitution?

Written on March 31st, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

I have always suspected and held the belief that our politicians, all classes of them, appear to be charlatans, novices, greenhorns and pretenders. This is no longer surprising nor should be taken for granted. In our current nascent democracy, I... Read More | Share

An Abject Abdication Of Responsibility (Part 2)

Written on March 29th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

I had written some time ago that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was guilty of not taking responsibility for anything (An Abject Abdication of Responsibility – www.nigeriavillagesquare.com 23.07.2008) I have been proven right almost a year later,... Read More | Share

Chasing Shadows In The Anti-Corruption War

Written on March 26th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

These are indeed difficult times for Nigerians. Not only is the universal credit crunch and global economic downturn biting much harder on our people, but the profligacy and unconcerned response or non-response of the people at the helm of affairs of... Read More | Share

The Trials and Tribulations Of A Leader

Written on March 23rd, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

I felt the need to write this article because of what happened in London last week when ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo came visiting to brief the world press on his peace mission in Central Africa. Although I did not attend, I read and learnt that the... Read More | Share

High Cost of Governance, Bad Governance: The Relationship

Written on March 17th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

“What I will say very briefly without appearing to criticise anybody is that our cost of government is too high. Our cost of running the ministries, and the National Assembly, all of which are current, and the benefits of which deliberately... Read More | Share

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