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#LeadershipMatters #PostcardsFromAfrica “Restructuring Nigeria; Not When, But How.” By Mr. Oseloka Obaze

Restructuring Nigeria; Not When, But How By Mr Oseloka Obaze

“Because Nigeria is so politically polarized, rallying the nation to a consensus on restructuring is fraught with difficulties. Yet two points must be made emphatically. Nigerians must accept that the phobia against restructuring is misplaced, more so when linked with a breakup. Secondly, restructuring need not be a one-off or a this-day event.”
~OSELOKA OBAZE

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#Poetry4ChangeAfrica | Acclaimed Nigerian Poet Niyi Osundare’s Poem Shines a Spotlight on Corruption

“My Lord, Tell Me Where To Keep Your Bribe?” By Niyi Osundare

[Originally published on Sahara Reporters on Oct 26, 2016 and culled from saharareporters.com]

A poem by the renowned Nigerian poet Niyi Osundare.

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My Lord

   Please tell me where to keep your bribe?

Do I drop it in your venerable chambers

Or carry the heavy booty to your immaculate mansion

Shall I bury it in the capacious water tank

In your well laundered backyard

Or will it breathe better in the septic tank

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David Cameron: Nigeria and Afghanistan are fantastically corrupt

“We had a very successful cabinet meeting this morning. We talked about our anti-corruption summit. We’ve got leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain. Nigeria and Afghanistan are possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world.” ~David Cameron
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“It’s a shame to know the imperial master is still a snitch. If you hate corruption so much why do you not repatriate all stolen monies stashed by the looters of our economy in your banks and all over Europe. We are impoverished and set back because there are safe havens provided by countries like yours for sticky fingers in our governments to strive.” ~NaijaPikin (Internet commentator)

Click on this link to watch the video: David Cameron on Corruption, Nigeria-Afghanistan (Source: Daily Independent, UK and viral-videos.today)

 

Postcards From Africa #12. Re: Sexual Offences Bill: Open Letter to Prof. Wole Soyinka, By Chris Anyanwu

My open letter to Prof. Wole Soyinka on his open letter – Sen. Chris Anyanwu

Professor Wole SoyinkaSenator Chris Anyanwu

A few weeks ago, many Nigerians and in fact, Africans heaved a huge sigh of relief when the Nigerian senate passed the Sexual Offences Bill. No sooner had the masses finished rejoicing, had all sorts of controversies arise. Shortly after the bill was passed, the erudite Professor Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, wrote a piece published by Primiumtimesng.com and PM News titled: “Why President Buhari should not assent to the new anti-rape bill.”

Another public figure, the fiery and brilliant civil rights lawyer, Femi Falana, also condemned the bill in his piece titled: . It is safe to conclude that there seems to be some gaps in communication between what the bill really contain and what the public perceive it to contain. This is obvious from the recent rebuttal given by the remarkable, intelligent and insightful senator Chris Anyanwu. In a nutshell, she sheds more light on the contents of the said bill.

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Postcards From Africa #10. Chude Jideonwo: Why today – and President Buhari – made me cry. 

(The Article below was culled from expressng.com, accessed on May 29, 2015 at 3.30 pm EST.  It was written by media entrepreneur and Future Awards co-founder, Chude Jideonwo).

Office of the Citizen Whole Woman NetworkThis morning, my team member, Oluwatobi Soyombo and I sat in the office, and discharged our final responsibility to the Buhari Campaign Organisation – we changed the bio of the Muhammadu Buhari account across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and everywhere else to ‘President of Nigeria’.

I asked Tobi for the privilege to do this myself, with my own hands. Then, as he looked at me, shocked, the tears began to follow.

After sending out the tweet for the new president of Nigeria (personal tweets from him are signed –MB), I took to my own private account and shared: ‘@MBuhari better not disappoint us. This is too important. This is too important’.

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