Some politicians in Asia approached me in January 2010 to find out what they could do for me. I had provided information that helped them win landslide in a contest between DPJ and LDP. Within two weeks, I presented them with two cases out of which they were free to choose any.
JOHANNESBURG -- The first African World Cup didn't belong to Africa, at least not on the soccer field. Of the six African nations that made it to the quadrennial tournament, five fell early -- to indiscipline, tough competitors and heartbreaking missed opportunities. The plucky and focused Black Stars from Ghana were a bright spot for the continent, but when Sunday's final is over, the new FIFA champion will not be African.
As early as the 4th Century B.C., the Greek philosopher Plato, had written a book, The Republic, in which he stated that whether there is justice or injustice in any society is an empirical fact, more so in one that claims to be a republic.
ONE thing that pains me badly is how forgetful we are. The other is our complex over white skin which I made an issue before they signed foreign coach to replace Amodu Shaibu.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades.
Exactly one month after the 2010 budget was passed, the Federal Government and legislature have beaten a hasty retreat to the drawing board. Both sides have accepted that the budget would have to be revised to reflect more realistic expectations.
“Dividends of democracy” is a frequently misused political parlance. Those in government claim they are delivering “dividends” in response to people’s expectations in a democratic dispensation. So when a government constructs one-kilometre road even without a drainage system, it proudly proclaims delivery of “dividends of democracy”.
To discuss press ownership and freedom in Japan is to discuss Japan Press Club popularly known as “Kisha club”. Kisha clubs are drawn from Japanese nationals ready to work within the dictates of government agencies and ministries.