Posts by Babatoks:

The Jonathan Presidency: A Call for Caution

Written on February 15th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

We have a new “Acting President”, after almost eighty days of delayed tactics, confusion, misinformation and misinterpretation, political chicanery, outright lies and criminal deception, forgery, self interests... Read More | Share

The Hypocrisy of Raising Money for The Haiti Disaster

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

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward . (Matthew 6:2) It... Read More | Share

The Save Nigeria Protest March In London, Friday 15th January 2010

Written on January 18th, 2010 by
Categories: Nigerians in the Diaspora

Seems like this date, 15th January 2010 will go down in the history of the Nigerians Abroad as a great day. Notably too, it was also the birthday of that great Icon of the Black race, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. although its celebration... Read More | Share

Self-Flagellation and The Abdulmutallab Affair

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

Sometime not too long ago, it seems, in the early 1990s, I was at a London court to help interpret for a young Nigerian who had been charged to the court for armed robbery. I was sure the young Nigeria could speak perfect, if... Read More | Share

A Happy New Year To Nigerians? Not For Me It Is!

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

I just chatted with a friend, Gani on Facebook this morning (the morning after Boxing Day) and the first thing I told him is that I am a sick, frustrated, despondent and discouraged Nigerian. Gani shared my views and all I listed above but,... Read More | Share

A STATEMENT FROM CHAMPIONS FOR NIGERIA: Does Ibori own the Nigerian judiciary?

Written on December 23rd, 2009 by
Categories: Nigerians in the Diaspora

The judgement of Justice Marcel Awokulehin at the Federal High Court, Asaba is a wake up call to all well-meaning Nigerians far and wide to know that justice in Nigeria is still a game of cat and mouse. Justice Awokulehin ruled that 170 count... Read More | Share

The President’s Health and Nigeria: The Truth of the Matter or the Matter of Truth

Written on December 8th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Truth is a commodity and can have a variety of meanings, from the state of being the case, being in accord with a particular fact or reality, being in accord with the body of real things, events, actuality, or fidelity to an original or to a... Read More | Share

Of Death, Rumours, Curses And Superstitions

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

In a classic illustration of how rumours and hearsay work, Mark Twain described in his autobiography how news that a cousin was dying quickly metamorphosed into the "scoop" that Twain himself was dead. His response became instantly famous: "The... Read More | Share

Corruption And The Death Penalty

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

NEWS: “SENATOR Smart Adeyemi, representing Kogi West Senatorial Constituency at the National Assembly, has called for a law prescribing death penalty for public officials found guilty of corrupt practices, saying such stiffer... Read More | Share

Kidnapping As A Business

Written on November 19th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

For the past half-century years of my life, I never knew I was wasting my time in this world, or maybe as a Nigerian. My parents spent time, energy money etc on me to have a very good education so that I may get a very good job and be useful to my... Read More | Share

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