Dele Sobowale Blog

PROFESSOR SAGAY AND THE ASO ROCK DISEASE.– 1 0

PROFESSOR SAGAY AND THE ASO ROCK DISEASE.– 1

“In the end, it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought.” G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936. (VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS,...

CAN LAGOS: WHAT HAPPENED TO HONOUR? 0

CAN LAGOS: WHAT HAPPENED TO HONOUR?

AMERICAN WHITE HOUSE BECOMES NUT HOUSE. “Every country has the government it deserves.” Joseph De Maistre, 1753-1821. (VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ, p 80). Landing in America in August 1964 to start university education...

STATE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY AT HALF-WAY MARK – 5 0

STATE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY AT HALF-WAY MARK – 5

“For every folly of their [leaders] the people feel the lash.” Horace, 65-8 BC. (VAGUARD BOOK OF QUOTES, VBQ P 61) Today is June 4, 2017 and a national newspaper announced that the Presidency...

GOV AMBODE PLEASE STOP THIS NONSENSE 0

GOV AMBODE PLEASE STOP THIS NONSENSE

“Nor should we listen to those who say ‘The voice of the people is the voice of God’, for the turbulence of the mob is always close to insanity.” Alcuin, 735-804. It was bound...

STATE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY AT HALF-WAY MARK – 4 0

STATE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY AT HALF-WAY MARK – 4

“A leader is best/ when people barely know he exists…” Lao-tsy, 6th Century AD. (VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ p 124). Lao-tsy, one of China’s greatest philosophers and sages lived at a time and...

STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT HALF-WAY MARK – 3 0

STATE OF THE ECONOMY AT HALF-WAY MARK – 3

“In the first quarter of 2017, the nation’s GDP contracted by 0.52 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms, representing the fifth consecutive quarter of contraction since Q1 2016.” National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, May...

STATE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY AT HALF-WAY MARK — 2 0

STATE OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY AT HALF-WAY MARK — 2

“To think of a life for our country beyond oil, we need a clear strategy. For an economy like Nigeria’s, which is in need of refueling, we cannot solely address import substitution, we must...

BUDGET 2017: CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL DISGRACE 0

BUDGET 2017: CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL DISGRACE

“It must be added that the appropriation bill is the most important bill for any national assembly.” Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President. That was part of Ekweremadu’d contributions to the orgy of self-congratulatory messages...

THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY MAY 2015-2017: A CATALOGUE OF FAILURES — 1. 0

THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY MAY 2015-2017: A CATALOGUE OF FAILURES — 1.

“The rate of change in our time is so swift that an individual of ordinary length of life will be called on to face novel situations which have no parallel in the past. The...

ADVICE TO JONATHAN AND TINUBU: DON’T WRITE NOW – 2 0

ADVICE TO JONATHAN AND TINUBU: DON’T WRITE NOW – 2

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” Lord Acton, 1834-1902. That observation made last week, in the first part of this series had to be...