Monthly Archive: June 2017

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA – WHOEVER HE IS – 2.

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA – WHOEVER HE IS – 2.

“Against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.” Frederick Von Schiller, 1759-1805. VANGUARD BOOK p 235. Only God knows how President Buhari and Vice-President Osinbajo ended up in the midst of the professional propagandists...

PROFESSOR SAGAY AND THE ASO ROCK DISEASE – 2.

PROFESSOR SAGAY AND THE ASO ROCK DISEASE – 2.

“Are you going to hang him anyhow and try him afterwards? Mark Twain, 1835-1910. VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTES, VBQ p 85.  Two separate events in the last week furnish good examples of what had...

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA — WHO EVER HE IS  — 1

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA — WHO EVER HE IS — 1

“Buhari Administration Mid-Term Fact Sheet.” Advertisement in PUNCH, June 6, 2017, pages 29-32.  The four paged advertisement was not signed by anybody or Ministry or the Presidency. The shameless purveyors of a great deal...

PROFESSOR SAGAY AND THE ASO ROCK DISEASE.– 1

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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...