Author Archives: sir henry

The Naira – To devalue or not devalue?

I was working on my computer when I noticed an email pop up; I clicked on it and behold, it alerted me to a situation I had dreaded. Observing my reaction, one would have been forgiven for thinking that I had lost millions in the stock market. Call my actions an overreaction, but reading on… Read More »

A Self Reflection for Nigeria’s Political Losers

Observing the recently concluded general elections in the United Kingdom ‘#GE2015’ has been very enlightening indeed. From the articulate debates to the comprehensive yet detailed post mortem conducted by the BBC at the conclusion of the election, the entire electoral process has been well run. But what has captivated me most is the conduct of the loosing politicians and party chieftains. The concession speeches given by the loosing candidates and the wisdom demonstrated by them to promptly step down as… Read More »

The case for or against Facebook’s free internet initiative –

When I first learned that Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, would be offering free internet services, I was perplexed because the news sounded like a narrative from the recently released action sci-fi movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service, I had just watched. In the movie, the villain, Internet billionaire Richmond Valentine announces a give way of SIM… Read More »

Nigerian Army triumphs again

My biggest question to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) must be his biggest regret. The question, ‘why did GEJ not pay as much attention by way of resources, time and effort in rescuing the Chibok girls at the start and why did he let the problems in the north-east fester?’ The recent efforts by the… Read More »

20 Lessons from Nigeria’s Presidential and Gubernatorial Elections

Following two weeks of presidential and gubernatorial elections that has captivated the attention of the Nigerian public, what have we learned? That the world is watching Nigeria. It was the first time that the president of United States of America issued a broadcast to Nigerians. In addition, not only did our elections get round the… Read More »

SARO 2 the Musical

I remember when ‘FELA the Musical’ graced the glamorous stages on Broadway; the words on every theatre protagonist at the time was, ‘what a musical!’ The New York Times said, ‘there should be dancing on the streets’ and when the musical adorned WestEnd theatres in London, the Guardian said likewise. Such was its popular acclaim… Read More »

Men of the moment

I must confess to having criticised INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) in the past, due to what transpired to be a lack of preparedness or decisiveness in their office, but praise must be given where it’s due. Like many Nigerians waking up the morning after the election hangover, I… Read More »