Ekpeme M. Otumala
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Democracy, The Opium of the Nigerian Masses.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Ugochukwu Okere Jun 5, 2012. 1 Reply

I've observed that Nigerians actually accepted Democracy with joy and relief in place of militacracy not because the knew that the system would be more rewarding and portends higher dividends than the alternative forgone or not but because in actual sense they was no better alternative to the form of government their leaders offered them 13yrs back. Its 13 yrs down the line and today we celebrate the 13th yr in an imperial form of government that is the flip side of an imperial economic system(capitalism). 13yrs in a form a government that is in theory a government of the people, by the people and for the people but in practice is a reflection of the alienation of the people from the government they sacrificed their rights to & allowed to rule them through social contract. We suffer and smile through economic hardship with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer all under a democratic government. Democracy in the light of the foregoing is the opium of the…Continue

Antidote for corruption in Nigeria

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Ugochukwu Okere Jun 5, 2012. 5 Replies

Speaking from the spiritual and moral point of view. Nigerians and Corruption practitioners in Nigeriaalike are of one faith or religion or the other and fortunately for us, the two dominant religions in Nigeria both preach against corruption practices calling it a crime and sin against God.Christians in Nigeria constitute around 50% of the entire population. If this reasonable number of Nigerians that are suppose to live christ like lives moderate the rate at which they fall into SIN and tend towards Holy living, maybe the level of corruption in Nigeria will reduce drastically. Same should apply to the muslim folks too.Continue

Nigeria and a Cashless economy. Are we ripe for this??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Ugochukwu Okere May 15, 2012. 6 Replies

Nigeria and a cashless economy. Are we truely ready for a cashless based economy. Maybe, some parts of Nigeria are much ready to accomodate the system while some others are not yet ready. In as much as it might be a great idea, we should be also be prepared to tackle the menace of hackers who will always be much around to cash in on the system. I think lagos been used as a test ground is a good idea. The lessons learnt from lagos experience should be used to improve on the Nigeria cashless economic system in general. I believe we can do it, yes we can.

The events of 1914. A political wedding or welding??.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Ugochukwu Okere Feb 7, 2012. 8 Replies

Some schools of thought are of the opinion that the amalgation of the North and southern Nigeria in 1914 was a political welding together and not a political wedding. In a wedding, there is mutual consent of the two parties to be wedded, while the reverse is the case in a welding where the two parties are forced to stick together even against their will. So! Is it possible that we are paying the price today of this welding together which was rather imposed on Nigeria by our colonialists without mutual consent of the two divides?? And that the welded parts are today strained, cracked and seeking for a return to what it was before 1914?. A political marraige which is a product of a political wedding is way better than a political welding.

 

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Coach Carter, 3 Idiots, Vanhelsin.......
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The future by TY Bello and Great Nation by Timi Dakolo
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Casting crowns, Threadstone
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Threadstone's first album
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Educational and Inspirational literatures.
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Its talented people spread across the world and doing the nation proud through their engagements in the field of arts (music, movies), sports, education and science. I am proudly Nigerian.

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THE POWER OF A PLEBISCITE

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

What lessons are there for Nigeria to learn from the Ukraine - Crimea - Russia events even as they still unfold. I think there's a lot to learn as far as the issue of secession is concerned given that we've also had our fair share of a secession attempt in the distant past that culminated into a 30 month civil war.



Perhaps if Nigeria was still a Democratic

nation in the late 60's with a well developed

constitution that accommodates referendum (plebiscite ), the struggle for… Continue

FG AND ASUU CAN NOT STOP YOU; THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 11:05pm 0 Comments

The ASUU indefinite strike which paralyzed universities has been on for more than a month now with no feasible end in sight, not forgetting that its not been long polytechniclecturers (ASUP) suspended their two months

long strike and with the colleges gearing up to also strike if their demands are not met. I could remember the ASUU chairman say in the beginning of the present

strike action that it would last as long as the Federal Government (FG) wants it, and from all indications the… Continue

AYE! TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN NIGERIA.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 9:36pm 0 Comments

Pregressives like my humble self and many other well meaning Nigerians are advocating for true federalism and granting of autonomy to local governments in Nigeria while APC party and some Governors are disapproving the idea citing that it will tilt Nigeria towards a unitary state. I'm lost as to bases of that understanding or maybe someone should make me understand them better.



Its obvious that these Governors are only out to satisfy their pecuniary and selfish interest not minding… Continue

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