Encountering David Mark, The Rich Poor Man

SaharaReporters recently published the telephone directory of members of the National Assembly and Nigerian state governors. The significance of the exposure of those numbers is lost on many. But it represents one of the disruptive events in Nigerian history. Naturally, they did not volunteer their numbers. They are not believers in

Before Buhari Becomes Complainer-in-Chief…

President Muhammadu Buhari has reechoed that Nigeria is broke. This is the umpteenth time. And it’s beginning to tickle the ears (a cliché is coming…) like a broken record!   A few moments before Buhari departed New Delhi, where he participated in the third India-Africa Forum, he told the Nigeria Television Authority

Governor Okowa and His 1,500 Political Aides

Last week Friday, I stumbled on a Daily Trust report that says the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration has created and filled putative vacancies for 1,500 political aides in Delta State. The story details that Okowa and his deputy have appointed more than five executive assistants, hundreds of senior special assistants and

Nigerians Need Integrity Transplant

President Muhammadu Buhari threw the We­stern press a curveball with the lean ho­lding he declared as his material worth.­ His means was incredibly small; a count­erpoint to the fabulous fortune of the k­lepotcrats that run the rest of Sub-Saha­ra Africa. Washington Post called him "dirt-poor" –in an awed, honorific tribute. But