xWill Nigeria rise up again? Can the country of promise reclaim the Dream of its founding fathers? And will the Nigerian Diaspora be able to play a pivotal role in the country’s renaissance or are nationals abroad just a group of internet warriors shooting with loaded guns on tweeter and facebook yet unable to make any real sacrifice or contribution to redeeming Nigeria? These and many other questions have come my way these last few weeks as I have met with several Nigerian groups in the United States and in Europe.
He is the grand pioneer and quintessential Professional. In many ways professionalism is about doing work with discipline, based on tried and test principles, and an ethic laced with integrity.
Famed for peace keeping, with its peace keeping missions around the world, the Nigerian Army usually gets less credit than it deserves, especially because politics sapped its morrow.
Last Tuesday I went to visit the 9/11 Memorial, exactly 13 years to my last visit to the World Trade Centre in New York. hat struck me the most from returning to ground zero was not so much how America immortalized those fallen heroes but how the difference between great countries and the rest is how they draw strength from experiences, good and bad
Ever so often, either because of Nigerians love for the bombastic or because people seriously question why progress is far from what is possible, you run into treatises or discussions of the big issue of having versus being.
Many years ago I was in Germany for the wedding of a German colleague. Impressed by the church building which looked like it was rooted in antiquity I exclaimed; ‘remarkable old edifice’.
I have written enough columns and Op. Ed pieces on corruption in Nigeria these past 25years to make a book of decent read. But seldom have these explorations of the phenomenon dealt with cultural, psycho – social and spiritual counters to corruption.