I Know the real big Folks. By Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

Everywhere across this country is an army of young fine people who are very smart, self motivated, enterprising and leadership-ready. I have a special privilege of running into them both physically and virtually.

They are the object of my assurance of a Nigeria that will someday get things right. The sort of hope that our communication leaves on me is why I still retain my ownership of the Nigerian dream.

Friends, I restate what I’ve mostly told you about yourselves – that you’re fabulous. I feel blessed to be part of the same demographic as you. The challenges are daunting but our dream is of course the insights we share makes it interesting.

When we together to slay kosai and kunuzaki in Akenzua Hall in Zaria or munch okpa and abatcha in Enugu; when we rehearse ENACTUS project reports or when we turn up for job intense job interviews in Lagos, it’s amazing how it’s never lost on us the great tasks we’re up against. The deep forests of the West, the Indo/Chinese factories in Lagos to the Farm center in Kano, the Nigerian enterprise is rocksolid on our minds. We keep on keeping on against all odds.

And guess what, we shall breakeven. For real.

Our fathers may have handed us a different understanding of success – in which prosperity is individualistic -, our endless discussions and openness to the right concepts have revealed to us a success of a different kind; a success that cuts across. Success that breeds less resentment from others. Success that ensures internet access to the rich as well as the poor, success that ensure quality Healthcare for Bill and Bola. It is heartwarming that a different order of struggles is dawning on this generation – our own generation – in which the difference between Ajah and Ajaokuta will be mere geography and not the non/availability of good roads, hospitals, internet access, electricity supply and responsible Policing.

While our dreams and struggles still suffer huge of setbacks from policymakers and those who’re in charge, I believe we’re on the road to creating a world of our own – a 21st century living standard.

To the naysayers, this is possible. To the optimistic, this is a worthy cause.

In closing, I like to remind everyone that good living standards are a product of good leadership. And as a democracy, we have a rich avenue to entrench good leadership through the POWER of the ballot.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade
June 3rd, 2018.

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Gani, Nigeria and her Greek Gift. By Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

While he walked the earth, the man Gani regarded the Nigeria National Award no more than a mockery of the famed Eight Goals. In fact, the tone of his December 15th, 2008 letter of REJECTION OF NATIONAL AWARD appear to perceive the award as leperous.

The question therefore is, what has changed? What has now validated the award in the face of acute misgovernace that pervades our national life? The balance with which the legend assessed the worthiness of the NATIONAL AWARD rests on the Eight Point GOALS. these in include;

1. abolition of poverty.

2. the unqualified need to preserve citizens’ FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS.

3. governance of our country through Democratic Processes

4. subjection of Everybody and Everything to the Rule of Law

5. upholding the Right of the Nigerian People to FREE and Qualitative Education at all Levels.

6. rights of EVERY Nigerian to FREE and QUALITATIVE Health services and facilities.

7. strengthening of our ECONOMY through sound DEVELOPMENT of INFRASTRUCTURES, and

8. stopping Corruption.

No one will disagree with the fact that after Gani’s demise, nothing of note has been achieved by successive administration, not the least the current administration which may be right adjudged one of the worst performing.

If Gani avoided Nigeria’s Award while on earth, doesn’t this government run the risk of incurring the wrath of the late Senior Advocate? Gani was a man of great integrity. He did not belong to the stock of cheap title craving elites of Nigeria.

I can stake my mortgage that Gani posthumously retains the position he held ten years ago. He has not changed his mind.

An advice to Nigerian Government (and this knows no party or individual).

I am constrained to ask the Federal Government of Nigeria to:

a. withdraw this so-called award posthumously given the erudite Senior Advocate and immediately tender an honest statement of apology to him, his family and all his admirers in Nigeria and around the world.

b. show more sincerity of purpose towards resolving the myriads of problems besetting our nation.

c. ensure that every item on the famous Eight Goals receives honest and/or expedited attention.

d. the present administration will also do well to Gani (and its own conscience) by ensuring that every political prisoner is released unconditionally.

Look, Nigeria, it is not about titles. No. There has been so much title in the land and some much poverty, corruption and chaos. Our true honor as a nation and individuals rests on how well we are governed and how prosperously we fare.

Think about this and let Gani rest.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.
7th June, 2018

Gani, Nigeria and her Greek Gift. By Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

While he walked the earth, the man Gani regarded the Nigeria National Award no more than a mockery of the famed Eight Goals. In fact, the tone of his December 15th, 2008 letter of REJECTION OF NATIONAL AWARD appear to perceive the award as leperous.

The question therefore is, what has changed? What has now validated the award in the face of acute misgovernace that pervades our national life? The balance with which the legend assessed the worthiness of the NATIONAL AWARD rests on the Eight Point GOALS. these in include;

1. abolition of poverty.

2. the unqualified need to preserve citizens’ FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS.

3. governance of our country through Democratic Processes

4. subjection of Everybody and Everything to the Rule of Law

5. upholding the Right of the Nigerian People to FREE and Qualitative Education at all Levels.

6. rights of EVERY Nigerian to FREE and QUALITATIVE Health services and facilities.

7. strengthening of our ECONOMY through sound DEVELOPMENT of INFRASTRUCTURES, and

8. stopping Corruption.

No one will disagree with the fact that after Gani’s demise, nothing of note has been achieved by successive administration, not the least the current administration which may be right adjudged one of the worst performing.

If Gani avoided Nigeria’s Award while on earth, doesn’t this government run the risk of incurring the wrath of the late Senior Advocate? Gani was a man of great integrity. He did not belong to the stock of cheap title craving elites of Nigeria.

I can stake my mortgage that Gani posthumously retains the position he held ten years ago. He has not changed his mind.

*An advice to Nigerian Government (and this knows no party or individual).*

I am constrained to ask the Federal Government of Nigeria to:

a. withdraw this so-called award posthumously given the erudite Senior Advocate and immediately tender an honest statement of apology to him, his family and all his admirers in Nigeria and around the world.

b. show more sincerity of purpose towards resolving the myriads of problems besetting our nation.

c. ensure that every item on the famous Eight Goals receives honest and/or expedited attention.

d. the present administration will also do well to Gani (and its own conscience) by ensuring that every political prisoner is released unconditionally.

Look, Nigeria, it is not about titles. No. There has been so much title in the land and some much poverty, corruption and chaos. Our true honor as a nation and individuals rests on how well we are governed and how prosperously we fare.

Think about this and let Gani rest.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.
7th June, 2018
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Senator Dino arrested. 

Oshaloto Joseph Tade. Abuja 

Breaking: Dino Melaye Arrested

Information available on the Facebook page of the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District indicate that he may have been arrested. 
The update reads

“I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in”- Senator Dino Melaye. 

The APC senator is one of the most ardent critics of the Kogi State government where he hails from. His feud with Governor Yahaya Bello mostly bother on the latter’s failure to pay workers salary. He has also made a number of statements that are critical of the federal government. 
Details shortly. 

Our Nigeria. Our aged, our Youth.

Our Nigeria. Our Aged, our Youth. By Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.

May God renew the strengths of the Nigerian youth, give him wisdom and sense of responsibility plus a sense of service – selfless service – so that he can relieve his fathers and grandfathers, mothers and grandmothers from the energy sapping job of nation building.

They need to have their well deserved rests. Anything short of this is a curse and an aberration of the ideals of Times and Seasons.

If the active population cannot search out a worthy among itself, it is a pity. An indictment.

This is not us. At all.

The Nigerian youth has a history of excelling. We build, nurture and exceed expectations. We effect creative distruptions.

This we witnessed when a young Buhari took over power from Shagari government because it was considered unsalvagably corrupt.

It was in 1983. He was just a Major General.

Beyond a possible inordinate thirst for power, the young man Buhari demonstrated an abundant energy of the Nigerian youth. A purposefulness that transcends the fear of death were his coup botched.

I’m persuaded that this energy, this love for country, this desire to move our nation forward and integrating it as an entity bounded by love, tolerance, mutual trust and respect and above all a prosperity that would be an envy of all nations.

This energy will manifest with much ebullience. The youth will take over. President Buhari will come back to the ASO Rock. But it will be to offer fatherly advice as elder statesman. He will be happy and proud. We will all be happy. Our nation will rise.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade

Abuja unrest

The general public is encouraged to avoid the Maitama axis of the FCT as the Police and suspected Shiite protesters are battling.

Information reaching us shows that the protesters are currently around the NCC. Eyewitnesses said stray bullets are flying into people’s homes and offices and tear gas is every where in the air.

Oil blocks palavar; President Buhari’s parting gift?

It is worth commending that Mr. President who also doubles as the Hon. Minister of Petroleum is doing something about the allocation of oil blocks. Even though I will argue that he should have deployed similar strength of leadership earlier to prevent the monumental cronyism that greeted CBN/NNPC recruitments.

In spite of previous failings, my president’s latest decision to allow due process/open bidding must be acknowledged. The magnitudes of corruption carried out by previous administrations remain odiously unequaled. This is a reality that made us clamor for a Buhari. And so we became aghast when his administration began to add the collateral of incompetencies to corruption.

Like many other progressives, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari was nothing short of a sanitizer. Nigeria needed him. His was meant to be a brief stop. For the Augean stables were indeed dirty. So being the man of integrity that he was, it was much joy when he assured the country – between man and god – that he was never going to seek a re-election if only we would let him get there. He would never scam us, many swore.

Nigerians are grateful. They are grateful that in spite of his age, the president is doing his best to leave the ASO Rock with a semblance of promise kept. The oil wolves – the bad guys with devilish appetite for ill gotten oil – are in for a shocker. Baba is disloging them from their closed places.

Oh, baba Buhari, you have done well here.

As you prepare to hand the baton to a much younger hand; a hand that is energetic, contemporary and wise, may it please the Lord to grant amplification to your good deeds. May it be that if you have given a blow to corruption, it would die seven times.

To you my fellow youth, your are absolutely up to the task. You can take over from our evidently tired parents. And successfully so. Believe me.

Therefore, like a plague, avoid anything or anyone who attempts to despise the days of your youth. It is for you to build your country actively and sensibly and passionately.

Our forebears have labored enough. Let them peacefully retire to the countryside and enjoy the bliss of old age.

Be Strengthened. Everyone.

Oshaloto, Joseph Tade.