Posts by Babatoks:

Revisiting The Remunerations of Nigerian Legislators: Time For Action

Written on January 26th, 2011 by
Categories: General Articles

Editor's Note: Originally submitted November 2010


I am really sorry I have to bring this up again, but my conscience, frustration and disgust will not allow me to rest. I have written several times about this issue, but because the situation... Read More | Share

Of Nigerian Democracy, Governance And Profligacy

Written on January 26th, 2011 by
Categories: General Articles

Editor's Note: Originally submitted November 2010


I have spent a total of nine months in Nigeria since my relocation experiment started and everyday I wake up to see what those ruling us have done and are still doing to Nigeria, I become... Read More | Share

Fayemi: Let The Truth Be Said And Applied Always

Written on October 22nd, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

“Falsehood and delusion are allowed in no case whatever: but, as in the exercise of all the virtues, there is an economy of truth. It is a sort of temperance, by which a man speaks truth with measure that he may speak it the longer” – Edmund... Read More | Share

Where Are The Nation Builders?

Written on September 21st, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

“Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no ‘Nigerians’ in the same sense as there are ‘English’,  ‘Welsh’ or ‘French.’ The word ‘Nigerian’ is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those... Read More | Share

NIGERIA FOR SALE: The Insult Of Babangida/Odili And Saraki Presidential Ambitions

Written on September 16th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

In the opening paragraph of my article, “We Really Must Be Really Scared Now!” written in June 2009(http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com ) I wrote “I am scared for myself, my family, my people (all Nigerians), Nigeria itself. Please don’t get me... Read More | Share

Wole Soyinka’s “The Avoidable Trap Of Cultural Relativism”* – A Comment

Written on August 18th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

I think in order to discuss Wole Soyinka’s speech, (whether I am really qualified and intellectual enough to do this is another question, but I will try nevertheless) as above, it is necessary to understand what Cultural Relativism implies. The first... Read More | Share

A Democracy Of Profligacy And Outright Treasury-Looting

Written on June 23rd, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

Quote (Elombah Perspectives): “President Barack Obama's salary is $400,000 per annum. A Nigeria Senator collects ₦48 million per quarter. At the end of the year, each senator's haul will be in the neighbourhood of $1.7 million. Each of the 360... Read More | Share

Why Nigeria Does Not Need Babangida Again

Written on April 8th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

According to Pentagon reports based on captured documents and interviews with former Iraqi top officials, even at the end of March 2003, Saddam still thought he was the “invincible man”. Why? Because that’s what his ministers... Read More | Share

Hijacking Democracy: Charlatans At Play

Written on March 17th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

If anybody is in doubt about the futility and failure of Nigeria’s democracy, that doubt should have been dispelled by the farcical and ignoble displays that have been happening, and is still happening since our erstwhile President,... Read More | Share

The Illusions And Delusions of Nigeria

Written on March 11th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

“Political dynasties are families that have exerted disproportionate influence on the politics of their societies. If they are successful, they may produce more than one Head of State or Head of Government. But at the very minimum,... Read More | Share

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