"The moment we [Africans] lost our languages was also the moment we lost our bodies, our gold, diamonds, copper, coffee, tea." - Ngugi wa Thiong'o

When The Right To Silence Is Golden

In criminal law, the right to silence gives an accused the right to refuse to answer questions from law enforcement officers. This right protects the accused from self-incrimination. 

The prosecutor bears the burden of proof in a criminal matter. The defendant can just remain silent and let the police prove the case against him, beyond reasonable doubt. But there may be consequences if you chose to remain silent.

The Consequences of Neglecting The Power Given By The People - Leadership Lesson To President Buhari

In his book, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli described two kinds of power – power given by the nobles and power given by the people. Machiavelli believed that the power given by the people is better because the people only ask for their taxes not to be raised. They also ask not to be oppressed. 

But the nobles are insatiable. They always want to share the booty with the Prince. They see themselves as equals to the Prince. Thus, any promise renege from the prince may bring conflict, and so the prince will continue to indulge them.

President Buhari: How Low Can You Go?

President Buhari 

Buhari’s government is the most inarticulate administration that has ever graced this geographical space some people refer to as Nigeria.

The country’s economy and security have worsened since president Buhari came to power in May 2015. He inherited Boko Haram terrorists and since has added Fulani Herdsmen – another terrorist organisation that is ranked #4 in the world.