ACROSS the nation, the onset of the rainy season and the ravaging floods have once again exposed the decay in the nation's road networks, making life very miserable and hampering economic activities.
IT is amazing how a shrivelled conscience can allow people inflict so much pain on others and extinguish human solidarity planted in the DNA of all humans.
Bleak as the Delta situation appears to be, given the recent escalation of violence, we may actually be approaching a stage of possible resolution – touch wood!
It is shameful that in 2009, we are still unable to conduct ourselves like civilized and enlightened people. The conduct of INEC, the Police and the political parties especially the PDP in the suspended Ekiti Re Run Elections leave more to be desired of your administration and your 7 point agenda.
The more things seem to change, the more they remain the same. I don’t know the author of that saying, but I find myself repeating it all the time. Take a cursory look at the history of Nigeria and you’re confronted with the stark truth of false dawns. One government comes and we’re obliged to renew our hopes and dreams for this country – but it takes only a few weeks or a few months or even a few actions and pronouncements for us to lose faith. It is nearly always more of the same.
The continent of Africa has undergone momentous political changes and transformations since the preceding decade. Throughout the continent, non-elected and dictatorial regimes of both civilian and military have been replaced by elected and democratic regimes.
My thoughts are many and spread. Sometimes, I try to find the truth; what am I actually doing here? What brought me here is truly to live and work or to work and live or simply, to make money without working but creates job and make money.
My friend and long time colleague, Maero Ozako had created a group on Facebook (we belong to the ‘Agbayas on Facebook Clan”) titled “Throw a shoe at the Rebranding Nigeria Project” (a la the Iraqi Journalist who pelted past President Bush with his shoes recently.