Grimot Nane PerspectiveArticles
Ending corruption is about closing the doors to the institutional domains of the phenomenon. The observation is that when the doors of corruption are closed by any government, maybe due to bad luck, a new government comes into power that opens them wider than ever before to maintain the interests of the status quo
Nigerians need a good political education but it has to be a proper one and strongly matched by good livelihoods. Until such a time when that happens, voters will continue to vote with their stomach, tribe, religion and whatever keeps their identity strong
There are those among the PDP faithful who in some sense liken James Ibori to James Bond. Their take on the issue is that it was Ibori who orchestrated the victory of Ifeanyi Okowa for two reasons
The big paradox is that almost all Nigerian conservatives, whether in Nigeria or Diaspora, are at best living not too far away from hunger. Wealthy, rich or even comfortable Nigerian conservatives are the exception not the rule. Job sackings or redundancies create major crises in their lives.
It is baffling to observe that the “419” crime that was once well-understood by most Nigerians has surprisingly become well-misunderstood by even more of them. Around the world, corruption was once very clearly defined and well-understood, but has now become a rather ambiguous phenomenon
The simple question is how can most Nigerians passionately hold Stephen Keshi stringently accountable for the performance of his team on the pitch and, in the same breath, perpetually absolve the Nigerian leadership of all responsibility for their stark and embarrassing failures
The Nigerian elections are really all about the primaries, the major elections are secondary. The voters are thus technically secondary in the elections of Nigeria.