Goodluck Jonathan

Clues or Less

I sat down there behest, tense, sweaty, unsure. This was the final straw. They asked how my Long Case went, it was great but I feigned sadness. I needed them to believe I had been subdued, to think I needed help, which I did. They felt my sadness and synchronised with me. Lucky me. Then I picked my question from the pool: Discuss the differential… Read more

Me and now

Few years ago I conducted a study wherein I asked my FB friends to translate a simple sentence starting with “You and I” into as many languages as they are able to. (Not) Surprisingly, while non-African languages typically place “You” before “I”, African languages typically place the Speaker, “I”, before the Other, “You”! Where is our chivalry? You and I are a selfish lot! Sometime… Read more

Of Artists and Scientists

Medicine is both a science and an art: the study of Medicine starts predominantly as science, the Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry; continues as a blend of science and art, the Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Pharmacology; and ends predominantly in art, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medicine and Surgery. In the one you are expected to think outside the box, imagine, and explore; in the other,… Read more

The Paternal Gap

Fathers are wonderful people: caring, providing, and responsible. We need more of them in governance. Yet we need more than them. As good as fathers are, responsible and all, they rarely make good political officers. Fathers, by their nature, are good providers, and rulers, but are rarely good leaders as they are seldom good talkers: Fathers direct and guide, but do not see reason to… Read more

Of Nigerians and Truth

Most of my work has been in criticism of my President, yet, a democrat that he is, he doesn’t blink. When he said corruption was not the number-one problem of Nigeria, we all disagreed. Well, i don’t; not anymore. Recent happenings have proven otherwise: our problem as a people goes way beyond corruption. Corruption, as pervasive as it has become, is merely begotten of, and… Read more