November 21, 2017 9:42 am

Grimot Nane Perspective

The Nigerian Conservative and Self-Mockery

The Nigerian Conservative and Self-Mockery

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. Read More »

If Stephen Keshi Was the President of Nigeria

If Stephen Keshi Was the President of Nigeria

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 Read More »

Ricism: How Nigerian Politicians Steal Votes by illegal Means

Ricism: How Nigerian Politicians Steal Votes by illegal Means

Grimot Nane, PhD The latest neologism in the Nigerian political economy is ‘ricism.’ The author defines ricism as “the use of rice, other foodstuff (beans, tinned foods, salt) and essential commodities (kerosene, farm tools, textile fabrics, crockery) by politicians to induce voters to make on the spot decisions to vote for them.” The democratic political economy of Nigeria is determined ... Read More »

The Corleonisation of Nigeria

The Corleonisation of Nigeria

No film and novel has influenced the psyche of the Nigerian male as much as Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Many of the leaders of the various fields of activity today dreamt of and mimicked the characters from The Godfather (especially Don Vito and Michael Corleone) for many years and it remains the default preference of ... Read More »

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