Emeka julkinen
[search 0]
Lisää

Download the App!

show episodes
 
A podcast with co-hosts Okey Ndibe (acclaimed Nigerian columnist and novelist) and Emeka Onyeagwa. We offer deep and often entertaining insights into Nigerian current affairs and culture. In a style that is learned, penetrating and engaging, the podcast illuminates the major issues in Nigerian politics, culture, economics and social trends. This podcast offers fresh new ways of looking at Nigeria—and does it with aplomb and more than a sprinkle of lightheartedness, wit and humor. Support us ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
“Last week, Soludo launched two salvoes to earn himself attention and irritation in, it seemed, equal measure. Appearing on Channels TV to discuss his proposed budget, he was asked about the investments that former Governor Peter Obi had made prior to leaving office in 2014. Obi, who is auditioning for the job of Nigeria’s president, has often brag…
 
“How are Nigerians to make an informed choice of president in 2023 if some of the major aspirants won’t show up for debates?” Follow us here on Substack @offisidemusings@substack.com, for the article accompanying this episode. Listen to episodes of "The Offside Musings Podcast" here. Subscribe to The Offside Musings Podcast’s Youtube channel: https…
 
“Citing spiking threats of terrorism, kidnapping and maritime crimes, the United States advised Americans against traveling to Nigeria.” Follow us here on Substack @offisidemusings@substack.com, for the article accompanying this episode. Listen to episodes of "The Offside Musings Podcast" here. Subscribe to The Offside Musings Podcast’s Youtube cha…
 
"Nigerians are caught in the vise of cashlessness compounded by festering poverty. It’s no surprise that there’s desperation in the air. This desperation has birthed a fresh, and quite refreshing, quest for a more thorough evaluation of political candidates. Voters seem to be saying to politicians, effete rhetoric will no longer suffice. Pray, come…
 
“For sure, last week belonged to Obi, politically speaking. His two main opponents seemed flatfooted. The PDP’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, spent the week trying to put out fires within his own party, to little effect. Since securing the ticket in a battle royale decided by the amount of dollars doled out to delegates, Atiku has not been able to s…
 
“This week, Wednesday September 28, is the official start-off date for Nigeria’s 2023 elections. Finally, the scores of candidates seeking to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari have the opportunity to strut the stage, selling their platforms to Nigerians.” Follow us here on Substack @offisidemusings@substack.com, for the article accompanying this e…
 
"Their ambition and boldness collided with the ruling elite’s duplicity and desperation. In a sign that Buhari’s reformist rhetoric was hollow, he had hardly finished delivering his sweet pledge when soldiers blockaded protesters in Lagos and unleashed deadly force. Many lives were snuffed out, many more maimed." Follow us on Substack @offisidemusi…
 
"Nigeria stands accused of committing grave and inexcusable crimes against its university students. It’s part of a broader, fiercer war on the youth, the largest of Nigeria’s demographic groups but the least reckoned with." Follow us on Substack @offisidemusings@substack.com. For the article accompanying this episode Listen to episodes of "The Offs…
 
"“The Bandit Warlords of Zamfara” powerfully depicts this morbid symptom of mediocre, if not entirely bankrupt, leadership. It’s an object lesson on the grave fate that’s bound to befall a society – any society – that saddles itself with manifestly incompetent leaders." Follow us on Substack @offisidemusings@substack.com. For the article accompanyi…
 
"In the end, the whole jamboree strikes me as less about Nigeria than about the participants’ personal interests. Obasanjo patented the code that each of his successors has used to undermine Nigeria. Haunted, perhaps, by that dubious legacy, he has missed no opportunity to position himself as a solicitor for Nigeria’s development – a fervent advoca…
 
"It took him four months and counting to find an opening in his calendar to see the beset relatives of abductees. In countries that take their citizens seriously, where the meaning of leadership is understood, leaders act with alacrity." Follow us on Substack @offisidemusings@substack.com. For the article accompanying this episode Listen to episode…
 
"The signs are certainly troubling. Nigeria, I’m afraid, currently exhibits disquieting morbid symptoms." Follow us on Substack @offisidemusings@substack.com. For the article accompanying this episode Listen to episodes of "The Offside Musings Podcast" here. Subscribe to The Offside Musings Podcast’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel…
 
"Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari took off on a visit to Liberia. Of course, presidents make foreign trips all the time. Yet, numerous critics carped about this particular presidential trip." Follow us on Substack @offisidemusings@substack.com. For the article accompanying this episode Listen to episodes of "The Offside Musings Podcast" here. …
 
"For long, Tinubu appeared to fancy himself some iteration – if not an improved version – of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. For good reason, the Yoruba hold Awo as a peerless icon. If they revere the late statesman, it’s because – despite his flaws – he earned every bit of their adoration. He oversaw the modernist transformation of the Western region, a fe…
 
“Of course, like everything Nigeriana, the prison is organized as a hierarchical two-tier structure. If you’re a certified member of the gorging class, then you’re entitled – even in disgrace – to residency in the prison’s plush section. By contrast, if you were a peasant outside prison, you’re guaranteed to remain a peasant inside the jail as well…
 
"In the field of politics, Nigeria tends to be dominated—if not monopolized—by men who are utterly broken in physical or psychic terms. In fact, it might appear to an observer of our political life that Nigerians go out of their way to recruit or embrace leaders who, in spirit, body or both, are verifiably diminished." Follow us on Substack @ offis…
 
Days before the PDP held its primary, the former governor seemed to realize that the contest would be won, not by the soundness of one’s ideas but by primordial considerations and—of course—the size of one’s war chest. He announced that he was quitting the PDP. Then he crossed over to Labor Party, easily securing the ticket of that much less establ…
 
“In the event that most Nigerians elect to sustain their fraught union, then they must agree on the terms of that coexistence. These terms must define the relationship between the federal and other units. They must also invigorate the various levers of power, especially the judiciary and legislature. In the end, they must spell out the irreducible …
 
"Nigeria has a macabre way of making one’s case for one. In this instance, the argument is that the Nigerian state, as constituted, is irredeemably failed—indeed too failed to contemplate general elections in 2023." Follow us on Substack @ offisidemusings@substack.com. For the article accompanying this episode Listen to episodes of "The Offside Mus…
 
"Being almighty, God could mete out instant punishment on any wrongdoer. Why, then, did some humans—puny, fallible and wretched as they are—feel it’s their place to rush in as capital avengers of all-powerful divinity?" Follow us on Substack @ offisidemusings@substack.com. For the article accompanying this episode Listen to episodes of "The Offside…
 
Healthy societies do not disdain wealth. No, they realize that wealth has its place in the scheme of things. However, they recognize that values are not reducible to the value of cash. Kids in such societies would not announce a desire to become a millionaire as the acme of their aspirations. Follow us on Substack @ offisidemusings@substack.com. Fo…
 
"The dispute between the government and ASUU is rooted in what and how to pay university teachers. Yet, even if Nigeria were to pour all its cash into education, that won’t revive the comatose sector. It requires far more than money." https://offsidemusings.substack.com/p/is-nigeria-faring-just-fine-on-ignorance The Offside Musings Podcast has been…
 
“Minister of state is another name for a junior minister. In Nigeria, such ministers have little or no influence. They’re filler positions, far more forgettable and dispensable as most of the country’s deputy governors. Why should older men and women, often with terrible records, occupy substantive ministerial posts while youth with vibrant ideas t…
 
Let’s never forget that the Nigerian constitution stipulates no role for the first spouse – first lady or first guy. Unfortunately, this absence of constitutional warrant has not curbed ostentatious behavior by many presidential or gubernatorial spouses. They’ve relished being called “Mama” or “Mummy” by obsequious government officials. The Offside…
 
Ultimately, the measure of Soludo’s stature as a leader will rest on one question. Does he possess the stamina to stay the course? Is he able to ignore all distractions, focusing on translating his agenda into reality? Or is he unable to keep his eyes on the prize, open to the temptation of taking the much easier road to mediocrity? The Offside Mus…
 
Loading …

Pikakäyttöopas

Tekijänoikeudet 2022 | Sivukartta | Tietosuojakäytäntö | Käyttöehdot
Google login Twitter login Classic login