PUBLISHED IN 'Reality Bites' COLUMN; THE NATION NEWSPAPER
Armchair Trotskys (1)
(Politics of the Nigerian critic's herd mentality)
By Olatunji Ololade Phone Nos: 08038551123
Mobs destroy and scarcely create. Be it as wild savages or unthinking herds, it has always been the preoccupation of the mob to tear down. Take the Nigerian mob for instance; by its impulsiveness, lack of forethought and restraint, want of personal and societal ethics,
(Published in 'Reality Bites' column by The Nation newspaper)
The terror this time (2)
By Olatunji Ololade
I will not dare to think that this grave we dig today shall bloom tomorrow. But it could. Nigeria could become that mass grave we dream to bury the shoots of nationhood and bliss nurtured by men we may never measure up to. But this is hardly about the founding fathers in whose hands Nigeria pirouetted and prospered.
This is about you and me. This is about
The events that have transpired 5000 years ago, 500 years, 5 years ago even 5 minutes ago, have determined what will happen 5 minutes from now, 5 years from now, 500 years from now and 5,000 years from now. All history is a current event. - John Henrik Clarke
I have tried to restrain myself from being drawn into the swirling public discourse regarding the current state of Nigeria, that is, its failing state... but when increasingly the space for commentary becomes filled with
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What on earth does this sentence mean, and what is its relevance to us ? We can see that the letter of every word in the sentence starts with "z", the last letter or symbol in the English language, and also features a most particular number - 5555.
Actually, this sentence was "made up" by me, as I had a final need to supplement my second collection of 5555 quotes from around
Updated May 5, 2014 at 08:58 AM by a piper too