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Tag Archives: D.H. Habeeb

Nigeria: Immigration tragedy questions the Nigerian Bureaucratic psyche – D.H. Habeeb

March 19, 2014

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Job interview, Nigerian government style/ N1000 entry fee/death, injury or job awaits Photo Credit:  Sahara Reporters   The neglect to put in proper measures to ensure the safety of applicants is unconscionable while collecting the sum of N1,000 each from them, is tantamount to milking the trauma of the unemployed. It is offensive to decency […]

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… posthumous awards to the Lugards valorize colonial heresy & glamourize a period of colonial servitude – D.H. Habeeb

March 5, 2014

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In the same vein, it is the height of absurdity in the history of empires and their colonies for a former colony to glamourize a period of servitude by honouring the imperial head of the former colonial overlords. The award to the Queen of England is historically flawed for the above reason. As if this […]

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APC, The [Nigerian] National Confab & the Peril of Naysaying – D.H. Habeeb

February 13, 2014

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Political commentators on Nigeria have always agreed on her practice of an amorphously skewed variant of federalism as being the bane of the country’s under-achievement in all indices of national development. The amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914, having been achieved virtually without the consent of the different ethnic nationalities, paved the way for the crafting […]

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Nigeria’s criminalization of same-sex unions – D.H. Habeeb

February 9, 2014

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On the 30th of May 2013, the Nigerian House of Representatives passed a bill to outlaw gay marriages and to crackdown on gay rights activists as well as criminalize public display of affection between same-sex couples. The penalty for violation was prescribed as a jail term of up to fourteen years imprisonment. On Monday the […]

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Jail terms for Nigeria’s gays: Where do we send pension fund, oil subsidy/scammers, armored vehicle purchasers …? – Tola Adenle

January 14, 2014

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Nigeria’s president, Dr. E.G. Jonathan has assented to a stiff law not only banning homosexual relationships but making it a crime for homosexuals to hold meetings, have a club, society or organization. Stiff jail terms await those who break this law. Not surprisingly, the law has received heavy approval from Nigerians most of whom are […]

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Obasanjo-Buruji & the politics of ethical purity – D.H. Habeeb

January 14, 2014

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A statesman’s political graph should be able to be extrapolated when it comes to matters of morality and ethics in politics. Chief Obafemi Awolowo had long said as a matter of principle, he would not serve in an unelected government. When pressed upon by the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon to serve as federal […]

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Nigeria, a land arid in values and ideologies – D.H. Habeeb

December 25, 2013

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Do people really stand for anything these days? Is it not rare nowadays to meet Nigerians who are actuated by any sets of principles, beliefs or moral standards? Is it not even rarer to encounter present-day politicians who set any great store by ideological considerations in their careers? It is almost as if Nigerians believe […]

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Obasanjo’s complaints against the president need to be comprehensively addressed but … D.H. Habeeb

December 16, 2013

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Even more than the arsenal in the armoury of the one-time famed and victorious amphibian Nigerian civil-war division, the Third Marine Commando, of which young Col. Olusegun Obasanjo was the last commander, those who paid attention to Obasanjo’s diversionary occupation in the world of letters can attest to the fact that the retired General’s vituperations, […]

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To be respected among nations, good leadership and total aversion to corruption by ALL Nigerians are keys – D.H. Habeeb

November 5, 2013

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If Nigerians were asked why the country is almost certifiably dysfunctional, why it seems that despite having the best of brains in virtually every area of knowledge known to man the nation still lags behind in most sectors of Human Development Indices (HDI), a large segment of the people will finger corruption as the offending […]

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The United States, Obamacare & the Politics of Scaremongering – D.H. Habeeb

October 29, 2013

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For the purpose of properly situating the current political war going on within the United States government in its right perspectives, it will, given the recent government shut-down that portends to be just one in the many foreseeable confrontations ahead, be appropriate in the interest of a logical thought process and clarity of vision, to […]

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