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THE RAPE OF THE NATION

“While the institution of the state is falling fast corruption is growing fat.”Naphtali Ukamwa

The state of the nation today is no more than a social rape which has crippled almost all facets of our social existence. Nigerians have always criticized colonial rule and termed it colonial rape. However, it is apposite to state that Nigeria today is even more ravished by her own sons than the erstwhile colonial entity. The case of Nigeria is no more than the biblical tale of Reuben, the son of Jacob, who raped his own father’s wife. Or it can be likened to be more grievous than the rape of Belinda’s lock by Baron in Alexander Pope’s The Rape of The Lock. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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POLITRICKS with Naphtali – THE PEDAGOGY OF LEADERSHIP

 

By Naphtali Ukamwa

Leadership is not a function of mere profession and wild ambition: it’s in the simple
motivation to serve
.” –Naphtali Ukamwa

Whether it is Bold leadership or leadership of New Possibilities, the Logic of leadership is to balance the Nexus between leading the people and ruling the people. True Leaders do not rule; they lead. Leadership is not “ do what I say and not what I do”. True leadership is making yourself an exemplar of what you profess.

Whether it is leadership of Legacy or that of Resurgence, leadership is impossible without Elixir—a leader must cure the “sickness” for which he is elected. Leaders are problems solvers.

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#POLITRICKS – ONE MONSTER BIRTHS ANOTHER: WHERE LIES THE “GRUND MONSTER(S)”?

By Naphtali Ukamwa

He who must fight a monster must be ready for blood – either you kill it or you are killed by it.”–Naphtali Ukamwa

In the procreation and hierarchy of monsters, one monster borns another and each monster depends on another for its existence until we get to the “grund monster” – the father of all the monsters. In our contemporary era, it has become difficult to locate some monsters/ although they exist, but their fount/parents are still unknown. Also, some monsters have gone to extinction because the lost their progenitorial fount –they fail to procreate and keep the lineage of monsters in ceaseless longevity. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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POLITICAL COMEDIANS AND THE GLIB APPROACH TO GOVERNANCE: NIGERIANS NEED “PATIENCE?”

“If you are not careful you could replace a bad government with one much worse!”—-Chinua Achebe.

The role of Patience Jonathan in the politics of Nigeria in the last administration was overwhelming. She was one of the (if not the most) active First Lady in Nigeria political history. She was a “born-political comedian” especially with her uncommon style of language. For instance, she has once said, “all the blood you are sharing”, “I would rather die than commit suicide” and of course the popular aphorism which is now every day Nigerian expression “there is God oh!”

So when Buhari said, about a months ago that Nigeria needed Patience. All the fans of Patience Jonathan would have leapt up popping champagne believing that the president wants to have her back into Nigeria politics. The truth is that Nigerian politics is very boring, and, if you notice, Jonathan’s administration would have even been more boring if Patience Read the rest of this entry »

 

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