Tag: Olaoye

Sowing the wind, reaping the whirlwind, By Wole Olaoye

Suddenly, the United States of America, the world’s number one self-appointed policeman, is the butt of vicious jibes. Some have likened the US misadventure...

Is there an Indonesian Ministry of Strangulation?, By Wole Olaoye

When it comes to the issue of human dignity, we ought not to be seen making compromises. The Nigerian government should insist that the...

Nigeria’s emerging elite consensus, By Wole Olaoye

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts”; says Dalai Lama XIV. “Differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue,...

Democracy versus civilian government, By Wole Olaoye

The question on the lips of many Nigerians as the nation marks another Democracy Day is this: Is democracy defined only by the fact...

Dangote doesn’t need this kite!, By Wole Olaoye

There are many things to admire in Aliko Dangote and his group of companies. It will be sad if all the hard work put...

Africa’s optimist-in-chief, By Wole Olaoye

“Do not judge a runner by the challenges he or she faces, or the strains on their legs as they run, or even the...

Fix Impunity, Fix Nigeria!, By Wole Olaoye

If we want to fix Nigeria, the first thing we need to do is consign impunity to the rubbish pit. In the words of...

Save Us, O Dear Neighbour!, By Wole Olaoye

Once upon a time, there was a rich duke named Magnificus whose estate was the envy of all his neighbours. It was said by...

Pantami’s Albatross, By Wole Olaoye

“They say the past always catches up with you, sooner or later. I prefer sooner, because by the time later rolls around, the past...

So Religious, Yet So Poor (2), By Wole Olaoye

In the first part of this topic, we made the point that, “Religion is not the problem. The use to which religion is put...

So Religious, Yet So Poor!, By Wole Olaoye

The first world is ruled by ideas, by knowledge. Africa is ruled by religion. Nigeria, the giant of the continent, is the biggest exponent...

Overloading the Camel, By Wole Olaoye

The Nigerian camel is strong, resilient, patient but not unbreakable. You may pile kilograms upon kilograms of straw on its back and all appears...