The Voice Newsmagazine
I really want to sleep but I'm tempted to write this stinker to all who had been saying rubbish concerning the ongoing Dasuki gate of $2.1bilion.
I think many don't know how much 2 billion dollars worth and what it could achieve. So they euphemise the gravity of the offence..
as at the time of sharing that money last year..
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale “told over and over again.” So as the year gradually comes to an end, we cannot help but wonder at how well we have performed and remember gains and definitely low points. Nevertheless with hindsight it’s now death to procrastination that may have played a major role in the goals set for the outgoing year. Just this past week, a friend made a powerful point that has continued to resonate with me. Her point, focuses on the need to set different types of goals daily, monthly and yearly. Every goal is unique because its purpose is to fulfill a need. So, what happens when the unexpected happens and one suddenly finds himself hitting rock-bottom the very next minute?
One of the finest persons I have been privileged to know is Odia Ofeimun: the man has a clean heart, he is completely incapable of malice, and in the face of all odds, he has a sunny view of life, add to that his incandescent mind, his absolute brilliance from which has poured forth a prodigious volume of poetry collections, books, essays, years of journalism practice and a reputation as a public intellectual of the very first rank. Odia as I call him, although he is more popularly known as Baba among the younger generation of writers, is also an incurable idealist, very stubborn to a fault with his idealism and this is where we oftentimes differ.
The world is democratising and Nigeria finally joined the league of other democratic nations 16 years ago after our previous attempts collapsed like a pack of cards. Under a despot who died with his boots on, we saw the ghosts of late dictators hovering over Nigeria like Ismail Enver Pasha, leader of the Ottoman Empire during the Balkan Wars and World War I, North Korea’s Kim II-Sung's dictatorial leader who led the country in a dreadful direction.
“Have you congratulated our new Ministers?” “I am still thinking about it, actually. I don’t know whether to congratulate them or to commiserate or to pity some of them. They have merged Ministries that need not be merged. Some Perm Secs are now floating. Six months and this is it?” “What kind of talk is that? You have come again oh”. “I wonder too. At least you can see that round pegs have been put in round holes, and shame on all you doubting Thomases, our government is good to go.”