Posts by Babatoks:

Bringing the Office of the First Lady into Disrepute

Written on August 23rd, 2013 by
Categories: General Articles

I was about to write another article dealing with Africans’ penchant for power, abuse and perpetuation in power, and then our First Lady’s excesses caught my imagination instead, and in a way, what I was going to write was apt to the First Lady... Read More | Share

Obasanjo and the Quest for Statesmanship

Written on August 21st, 2013 by
Categories: General Articles

It was sometime in May 1999 that I dared venture to visit my country, Nigeria, after over nine years in the UK. Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-military Head of State, retired Army general and Civil War hero, convicted of treason and incarcerated, nearly... Read More | Share

Between Inordinate Ambition and Good Governance

Written on May 10th, 2013 by
Categories: General Articles

Adjective 1. not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine. 2. unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty. 3. disorderly; uncontrolled. 4. not regulated;... Read More | Share

The Apotheos-ification of Nigerian Leaders and Political Elites

Written on April 12th, 2013 by
Categories: General Articles

Apotheosis (from Greek, apotheoun "to deify"; in Latin deificatio "making divine"; also called divinization and deification) is the glorification of a subject to divine level. The term has meanings in theology, where it refers to a belief, and in art,... Read More | Share

Legislative Immunity for Nigerian Lawmakers: A Very Bad Idea.

Written on March 13th, 2013 by
Categories: General Articles

Many Nigerians were expectedly shocked, concerned and apprehensive at the news on 07 March 2013 that the (notorious, inept and ineffective) Nigerian House of Representatives is planning to include immunity for federal legislators in the on-going... Read More | Share

The Judiciary’s Complicity in the Rape And Looting of Nigeria

Written on February 8th, 2013 by
Categories: General Articles

"Money and Corruption Are ruining the land, Crooked politicians Betray the working man, Pocketing the profits And treating us like sheep, And we're tired of hearing promises, That we know they'll never keep."  –Ray Davies. Once upon a time in... Read More | Share

What Nigerian Political Leaders Could Learn from The World’s “Poorest” President

Written on December 5th, 2012 by
Categories: General Articles

I have been reading the story of President Jose Mujica — the leader of Uruguay (please note the word “LEADER”) and I find it to be a singular example of humility, sacrifice and an uncommon disdain for all worldly material and other acquisition.... Read More | Share

Transforming Ibadan – A Case-study in Resistance To Change

Written on November 26th, 2012 by
Categories: General Articles

The Government of Senator Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has come under very fierce criticism and scathing remarks regarding the demolition of illegal shops and other wrongly erected structures that his government has embarked upon. I was lucky to tune in... Read More | Share

A Good Name Is An Invaluable Possession

Written on November 5th, 2012 by
Categories: General Articles

“Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again.... Read More | Share

A People Beyond Redemption?

Written on August 31st, 2012 by
Categories: General Articles

I have been moribund, as far as writing articles, for about three months. Honestly these days, I just don’t feel like writing, however, I comment on other peoples’ writings or on national issues on social media like Facebook and Twitter. And since... Read More | Share

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