My Layman’s View

Jonathan’s exit, Buhari’s entry: A critical view1_/

Jonathan’s exit, Buhari’s entry: A critical view1_/

Nigeria, through the divine intervention, and the singular act of a statesman, is witnessing today the happy end of an era and the hopeful beginning of another phase. This would be a sad disappointment to the prophets of doom with their forecast of possible disintegration of the country in 2015. Perhaps the prognosis of apocalypse has turned to be a blessing in disguise.
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Romance of referendum and Nigeria’s political devt

Romance of referendum and Nigeria’s political devt

I MUST confess that I have no pity, sympathy or regret for those ‘checking out‘of Nigeria for good. They are the losers because of many things they would miss in their miserable absence. In Nigeria, there is no dull moment as this is a wonderful country where there is that notion that “everything goes”. Beautiful Nigeria, I hail thee.

Condition of the nation: Delight and dilemma of journalists

Condition of the nation: Delight and dilemma of journalists

I love my country, Nigeria dearly and I cherish its loving people immensely. In Nigeria, there is no dull moment as everyday brings its own contrasting news from sadness and hopelessness to happiness and hope. That is Nigeria for you and its own peculiar characteristics. Unlike Denmark which contains the happiest people in the world, Nigeria portrays a delightful mixture of sadness and happiness.

National economy: Surplus liquidity and stomach infrastructure

National economy: Surplus liquidity and stomach infrastructure

THE week that the Bureau of Statistics announced the healthy state of the Nigerian economy (with impressive growth rate of 6.3 per cent also carried the pleasing news of the recapture of Bama (in North-East of Nigeria) by the gallant security forces from the ravaging Boko Haram insurgents

State of the nation: Some controversial issues

State of the nation: Some controversial issues

Nigeria is an interesting country where “everything goes” and where all things are possible even as the events look clumsy. Amidst claims and counter-claims about the loss of Gwazo and Bama, the gallant security forces are fighting ferociously to maintain the Nigerian territory against the onslaught of the Boko Haram insurgents.

The tortuous but less slippery bad 2015

The tortuous but less slippery bad 2015

Contrary to what an expartriate colleague said to me in 1976 (after the coup that toppled Gen Yakubu Gowon from power and the bloody overthrow of his successor, Gen Muritala Mohammed) that “I am happy that I am not a Nigerian”, I am proud to be a loyal Nigerian citizen Nigeria is a country of absolute beauty and of continually changing phases. But I must confess that Nigerians are as unpredictable as the English weather.