Posts by Babatoks:

Dangling the Poisoned Carrot of an Ibadan State

Written on March 23rd, 2015 by
Categories: General Articles

Nigeria Election 2015! There have always been some asinine, farcical and insincere features to the politicking and electioneering in Nigeria, even long before the real election times. Nothing has ever been normal or straightforward with politicians; if... Read More | Share

The Buhari Re-Emergence and some Implications for Nigeria

Written on December 23rd, 2014 by
Categories: General Articles

Shortly after the coup of December 1983 in Nigeria, in which the seemingly no-nonsense duo of General Muhammadu Buhari and General Babatunde Idiagbon took over by force the government of Nigeria from the corrupt and inept Shehu Shagari-led civilian... Read More | Share

An Irritating Apologue – Ibadan People Do Not “Serve” the Same Leader Twice

Written on December 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: General Articles

I always take exception and umbrage at hearing that slogan “Ibadan ki sin eniyan le’meji......".  (Ibadan people do not serve the same leader twice). What about other Oyo State people? It is as preposterous as it is denigrating. The insinuation... Read More | Share

From Execu-thieves to Law-breakers – A Tale of Greed, Egotism and Corruption

Written on November 26th, 2014 by
Categories: Nigeriawatch

It always comes down to this. How selfish, greedy and insensitive can some of these our rulers be? They are parasites feeding fat on the blood of the people, causing untold miseries and are like malignant tumours that just will not go away. Eight... Read More | Share

Nigeria 2015: Are We Broke, Getting Broke or Going For Broke?

Written on November 24th, 2014 by
Categories: General Articles

The news going round is that Nigeria is broke. I, for one, do not believe that fallacy. However, if the treasury is indeed empty or nearing emptiness, then what it means is that this happened because the government, this government and past governments... Read More | Share

A Flawed and Vague Sense of Morality and Conscience

Written on September 8th, 2014 by
Categories: General Articles

“Ex-Governor Storms Capital; Declares Intention to Return to Government House” By the way, the above caption is mine. But I will not be surprised if many newspapers have this as their caption anytime. Yes, former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba... Read More | Share

The Jobless Politicians – A Big Cause for Concern

Written on August 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: General Articles

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Na’Abba, on Tuesday said he has been searching for job since he left the House in 2003. A member of the People’s Democratic Party, Na’Abba represented the Kano Municipal Federal... Read More | Share

The Inanity of “No Vacancy” of Political Positions

Written on July 30th, 2014 by
Categories: General Articles

“MAKURDI—the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has declared ahead of the forthcoming general elections that there would be no vacancy in Aso Rock come 2015. Moro urged all those aspiring for the position of president to jettison the idea and... Read More | Share

UK Local Government and European Elections: A Lesson for Nigeria

Written on May 26th, 2014 by
Categories: General Articles

How many times have we in Nigeria been observing how elections are conducted in other countries we try to emulate or copy, yet we refuse to do the same in our own country for our own progress? I do not believe it cannot be done, but we all know why it... Read More | Share

Nigeria 2015: A President under Siege by His Own People

Written on May 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: General Articles

“If we can learn to be bold enough to restore the value of truth in our society, then we will have justice. Without truth, we cannot have justice” - Jerry Rawlings, ex-President of Ghana “And without Justice and Truth, we cannot have a... Read More | Share

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