Posts by lary:

Is Nasir El-Rufai Fighting For A Political Relevance?

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

Nasir El-Rufai. Two things come to mind. One, a man who is disliked by so many Nigerians.  And two, a man who is fighting for a political relevance.  If El-Rufai is a Religion, I do not belong to his faith-circle. I do not want to sound either like an El-Rufai apologetics. I do not set out to writ...
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The Dearth of Investigative Journalism In Nigeria.

Written on June 5th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

Journalists are any nations best known gadflies. And like gadflies, they are also best known stingers. They sting the dormant coincidence of humanity until everyone is wide awake to a new concept of reality-perception. I am not a journalist myself. I am a philosopher by training. There is some symb...
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African Diaspora and the 21Century Connection to the Motherland

Written on May 24th, 2010 by
Categories: African Affairs

Many world class economists and global thinkers are beginning to forecasting that Africa is certainty the next frontier of global market and investment opportunities that would bypass the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China). Global multi-nationals are keeping watchful eyes on Afric...
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What Fate for Nigeria in 2011?

Written on April 13th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

Nigeria has tottered on the brink of absolute collapse for so long. And sometimes, one wonders what sort of benevolent fate had sustained her from the so many waves of cataclysmic disintegrations. It came to a point where nothing in Nigeria seemed to be working. Corruption kept spreading like plagu...
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Gowon's EEG Call: A Travesty to Soyinka's

Written on February 2nd, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

Few weeks after Wole Soyinka, one of the few Africans globally respected, facilitated a mass protest against Yar’adua’s northern retrogression of the Nigerian nation, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) has as well instigated some of the most unpopular figures in the Nigerian history ...
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Pat Utomi: His Ego, the Presidency

Written on January 25th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

It has been a while ago, my first year in collage. It happened that I came across, while I was staying with a cousin at Enugu, a Tv program that featured Prof. Pat Utomi and his band of critical thinkers. I was instantly, as a fresh philosophy student, drawn to the surgically precise intellectual d...
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Rethink When Next Soyinka Calls for a Protest.

Written on January 20th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

When I first read that the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka had called on Nigerians for a protest match in Abuja, I was both embarrassed and ashamed for the younger Nigeria youths. My thought was, this senior citizen loves Nigeria so much that even at his age, he is ready to commit...
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Mene Mene Tekel Upharson: A Handwriting on the Nigerian Wall.

Written on January 12th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

The year was 539 BC. Of all the years that came and went in Babylon, this very year would go down in history as sadly memorable. It was the year that the historically acclaimed mysterious handwriting appeared on the wall in Babylon. King Belshazzar held a feast. Present were the nation’s grea...
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Jonathan Goodluck Believe in Fatalism!

Written on January 4th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

The word GOODLUCK has something fatalistic about it. It connotes a favorable phenomenon that suddenly occurs in ones life with which one’s prior actions were not of any apparent causality. In the African worldview, names are existentially woven into the very concept of life itself. It is ...
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Maryam! No Better Life For Rural Women Still!

Written on December 28th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

“I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him; The evil that men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones So let it be with Caesar…” William Shakespeare, one of the world’s brightest minds, crafty instilled the above striking words into the mout...
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