Posts by Babatoks:

Arrest Them All – A Call To The EFCC

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

My wife spoke to me a few days ago. This was after I had received a suggestion as to alternative ways of combating corruption in Nigeria from a very good friend, a member of Champions For Nigeria who resides in the USA. At the same time,... Read More | Share

Nigeria’s Immunity Clause: To Stay or Not To Stay

Written on February 22nd, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

It is perhaps expedient for me to begin this article by acknowledging that I am also contributing to a debate which has been raging for a long time, and to which thousands of Nigerians all over the world have contributed their own opinions. While I do... Read More | Share

Corruption Management: An Alternative Proactive Approach

Written on February 18th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Over the past few years, corruption has become a topic of increased interest and debate within Nigerian society. Nigeria’s independent media and other commentators worldwide are constantly assessing the government's efforts to address... Read More | Share

Why Babangida Must Not Run For Presidency Again

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

Wonders, they say, shall never cease. I am not sure if Nigerians all over the world were surprised or not by this recent news item published in many newspapers and internet sources on Wednesday, 4th February 2009, that Nigeria’s... Read More | Share

Why I Write About Nigeria

Written on January 30th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Several times I have had cause to question myself on the reason why I write (and indeed, worry) about my country, Nigeria, or why I feel like contributing to several issues relating to the country on websites, blog-sites, and what... Read More | Share

Re-examining Nigeria

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

A letter titled “Nigerians and Botswana” published in The Guardian of Sunday 18th January 2009, and sent in by Ifeoma Ogbodo from Lagos caught my eye. The letter basically drew our attention to the treatment being meted out to Nigerians by... Read More | Share

History Lesson 101 – Lugard And Colonial Nigeria

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

This original article, titled “Lugard And Colonial Nigeria – Towards An Identity?” was written by the great historian, Michael Crowder – History Today, February 1986, Vol. 36, pp 23 – 29. I am again... Read More | Share

Some Thoughts On Affordable And Social Housing in Nigeria

Written on December 23rd, 2008 by
Categories: General Articles

One of the continuing challenges posed by unprecedented urbanization in developing countries, including Nigeria, is the provision of adequate and affordable housing. Over the last three decades, Nigeria, like several developing countries, has... Read More | Share

Sleepless And Speechless In Abuja And Other Cities

Written on November 29th, 2008 by
Categories: General Articles

I have just returned from Nigeria, which in itself is not news to anybody, and I also visited our capital city, Abuja. Abuja is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in sub-Saharan Africa. If we don’t want to go that far, then it is the only... Read More | Share

The EFCC: Why We Must Support Our Local Sheriff

Written on November 10th, 2008 by
Categories: General Articles

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in very recent times, is getting a lot of flack and negative press from Nigerians, most of them, as it has turned out, and from personal observation, unnecessary, unwarranted and unfair. Nigerians are... Read More | Share

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