Public Commentary / Satire

DAVID CAMERON, REFERENDUMS AND A FARCICAL DEMOCRACY

I do believe, somewhat strongly, that leaders of advanced democracies like the United States, United Kingdom and France sometimes wish they were political leaders in a farcical democracy like ours. From the billions budgeted for in salary and allowances, to the almost dictatorial powers of the presidency, not to mention the god-like worship you get … Continue reading

Satire

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Many scholars have attempted, albeit with mixed results, to define corruption in the past. While some of these eager-to-impress ‘intellectuals’ make average sense, others have simply displayed crass ignorance in trying to define a term so pervasive, yet equally knotty a concept in Nigerian polity and politics.This writer intends to learn from the experience of … Continue reading

Satire

LOGIC ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES(DPR).A SATIRIC DIALOGUE

[DPR headquarters, Lagos. Office of the Public Complaints Officer] Timi Akegbejo: Good afternoon. DPR Agent: Good afternoon. You can sit down and state the purpose of your visit. Timi Akegbejo: Thank you. I came here on a concerned citizen inquiry. I want to know why you have directed filling stations across Lagos to stop selling … Continue reading