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I am a political scientist by training but at heart I am a change maker with an insatiable drive to correct the injustices that plague Nigeria.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Remediation Course Needed

Rochas Okorocha Governor of Imo state Nigeria is at it again with his laughable leadership. Unfortunately, his leadership decisions continue to do harm to the people of Imo state Nigeria. In his latest action, he instated a law "Okorocha made the proclamation - has announced a compulsory acquisition of a credit pass in Igbo Language as among the quantifications for prospective candidates seeking admission into higher institutions in the state ", that all students living in Imo state must be fluent in Igbo prior to graduating high school. While an overarching question here would be "Why is this an essential law?" that is not what I will focus on. My question today is does Governor Rochas Okorocha need a remediation course in the structures of government?

This law should technically go through the legislative channels. This is not a law that can be simply instituted by the Governor. Rochas Okorocha 's actions are in violation of the governmental process and structure. The most surprising piece about this action is that Governor Rochas Okorocha actually has a Public Administration degree from University of Jos. Hmmm perhaps his alma mater has a different set of public administration courses they teach their students. It is a frightening day when the Governor chooses to violate the governmental process. If Rochas Okorocha has an utter disregard for following the law of the land, how do we expect the citizens of Imo state Nigeria to do so?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Makoko Residents: 72 Hours to Nowhere


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fradulent Fareed

In the world of journalism, plagiarism is one of the most serious of offenses. It is thoroughly disgusting that CNN chose to give Fareed Zakaria a simple slap on the wrist for his inexcusable behavior. Please join me in boycotting Fareed's program "Fareed Zakaria GPS." Perhaps this will send the message to CNN that it is not ethical to steal another's intellectual property!

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Very puzzled by Romney's choice of Paul Ryan. Who is Romney trying to appeal to? I suspect given Ryan's political leanings...Romney is trying to appeal to the base. My confusion lies in that it is highly unlikely that the base would vote for Obama anyway. So...instead of teaming with a running mate that would capture the Republicans that would possibly vote for Obama...Romney chooses someone that in fact captures the people he already  has in his camp anyway.

If Romney/Ryan are elected (which is a far cry) we can look forward to:
- reducing taxes...for the wealthiest of Americans
- more attention to women's rights...banning of birth control
-more accountability with government spending...cutting the programs that benefit those most in need
Wow...what an attractive ticket these two make!

Great move Mitt. Well I do owe Romney a thank you for handing Obama his second term with today's decision. At least now we don't have to worry about Obama facing competition