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Crimes manufactured in laboratories

IT was the lot of the United States (US) Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton last week to render a similar soul-wrenching apology as her husband, Bill Clinton did 13 years ago on behalf of ‘God’s Own Country’. In 1997, the humanist Clinton stood before the world and profusely apologised for White America’s use of Black Americans as guinea pigs during experiments on syphilis.

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Politics as goldmine

THE behaviour of our political leaders in the management of Nigeria’s perennial problems has continuously placed the country at the lowest rung of the world developmental assessment chart and which for long had reduced Nigeria to the status of a “developing country”.

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Jega, truly a man of principle

In my office and at pubs where we used to hang out, I had vigorously argued to douse the pessimism expressed by my soul-mate and technology ally, Mahmud, that Jega was the right man for the job. My argument was hinged on the principles and values evinced by the former vice chancellor right from his ASUU days.

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Let justice prevail

In defending his master’s action, the Special Assistant to Dr. Sam Egwu the former Minister of Education who was alleged to have made this strange recommendation to the then acting President, Mr. Kelechi Igwe said the recommendation was based on “security report” on the candidate that should have been offered the appointment.

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50 years on

Thus – in my books – it is easy to understand why and how the feats of two illustrious ring warriors have painfully been cancelled out by the passivity of the same one-time trail-blazing sport that has swept itself into a pathetic back-bencher position. This is the sad anniversary account of 50 years of boxing in Nigeria.

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