Tag Archives: Fatai Bakare

[Nigerian] government’s sponsorship of holy pilgrimages is sheer insanity

August 13, 2012

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Hajj sponsorship by government is another avenue to steal public funds – Kano’s Governor Kwankwaso:  A reader’s comments Fatai Bakare Submitted on 2012/08/13 at 12:43 pm I am happy that this comes from a Muslim leader. In the first instance, although Pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the Pillars of Islam, it is,in fact, the last […]

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London 2012 Olympics (7): Two commentaries worth sharing

August 7, 2012

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2012 London Olympics (6): Usain Bolt’s Catch-me-if-you-can 100m London come-on was no dare! FATAI BAKARE Submitted on 2012/08/06 at 6:34 pm He is just a fantastic guy. His sprinting brings to mind some of my seniors in those days in the Secondary School. I had a Senior who would do 100m in just over 10s, despite […]

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COMMENTS WORTH SHARING: To hell with the Nigerian Constitution – President Jonathan on the mandatory declaration of assets

July 6, 2012

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Submitted on 2012/06/25 at 7:50 pm By Fatai Bakare Nigeria is a lawless country and leaders do not respect the country talk less of her citizens. I have never heard a leader here in Britain using rude words while answering questions from reporters which are televised or broadcast to the public. There is usually a […]

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2012 Olympics (3): Saudi says ‘yes’ to women competing at the Olympics!

June 25, 2012

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Just a week ago, this Blog carried the story of Qatar’s Ms. Malki who will be at the London Olympics to represent her country as the first female athlete.  By that seemingly simple act and despite Saudi Arabia’s vehement declaration that the idea of women’s participation in the Olympics is not for now, the flood-gate […]

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Nigeria does not have a democracy – not yet

May 8, 2012

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[A regular reader and contributor to this column sent in the write-ups here which he had circulated to his circle of former high school mates.  It is his thoughts on a local election that took place in England where he now resides as well as a speech from the Chairman of the local Constituency on […]

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Still on Alhaji Lamido Sanusi’s “plagiarism” charge

May 1, 2012

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Falade A.G. Says: April 27, 2012 at 7:17 am e ”These people in high places may roam the globe at Nigeria’s expense but the exposure does not serve them – or us – well.” Yes! I’m not really sure of the reason why they are not moved to replicate in Nigeria good things they see […]

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Some thoughts as emotanafricana.com turns one-year old

March 28, 2012

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by Fatai Bakare This is a short piece, but it comes from my heart because I do not know what to write to congratulate you on the work you’ve been doing this past year on your blog but the brief note I am sending to you and readers is basically on our country. Things are […]

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Pension Fund fraud, SEC scam, etcetera: COMMENTS

March 26, 2012

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When I first read this story, I found it very difficult to believe because how could somebody in his right frame of mind keep this huge amount of money in his house? Is his house a bank or something? I hope it would not be like the kind of “government money in government house”, apology […]

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Nigerian “lawmakers” did what they do best on subsidy removal – “received bribes in US Dollars” – Premium Times: A reader’s reaction

March 8, 2012

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by Fatai Bakare Submitted on 2012/03/08 at 10:42 am Honestly, something is wrong with us in Nigeria most especially when it comes to exposing corruption. It’s either the investigation is not thoroughly carried out before going to press to feed the members of the public or, as expected, total denial by those involved. There is […]

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A reader reacts to the thoughts of Mallam Lamido Sanusi, Central Bank’s Governor on “Oil Subsidy Removal”

January 15, 2012

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by Fatai Bakare Submitted on 2012/01/15 at 12:42 pm Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, goes a saying, and every sensible and genuine leader should have it at the back of his mind that there are prices to pay as a leader on just about every issue. I genuinely share the sentiments of […]

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