Akogun Akomolafe

  • 15 March 2019 at 08 : 45 AM

    We and Them

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    From my archives (a polemical satire by Femi Akomolafe)   “We don’t know how we and them are going to work this out. But someone would have to pay for the innocent blood that they shed every day.” – Bob Marley. History recorded Marie Antoinette, wife of France King Louis XIV, as admonishing the poor […]

     

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  • 10 March 2019 at 08 : 47 AM

    The Logic of Tyrants

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    From my archive   On November 10, 1995, the Nigerian military junta murdered one of the country’s finest cultural icon, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other members of his movement, MOSOP, set up to protest the environmental degradation of Ogoniland – the River Niger delta area where Nigeria derives the bulk of her petroleum wealth. Commonwealth […]

     

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  • 3 March 2019 at 08 : 53 AM

    The Fat Debate

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    From my Archive   The taxi rolled past me before screeching to a painful halt. “Got no break?” I enquired of the driver. He patted his steering wheel and made no reply. “La Road,” I said, watching his stern face masked by a Peter Tosh goggles. Another pat on the steering wheel, he gave me […]

     

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  • 27 February 2019 at 08 : 22 AM

    The Car Failed ‘Road-Worthiness’ Test

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    From my Archives   Life is a glomerate of tiny worries. Samples: The poor people are worrying about where the next ball of Kenkey will come from. The rich have their own worries too: enough Champagne left for the next party? Children worry about parents and parents worry about the little ones, too. Husband worries […]

     

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  • 22 February 2019 at 08 : 31 AM

    Rastaman Vibration

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    From my Archive   Rastafarians enjoy a bad press, at least in Ghana. Mention the word ‘Rasta’ and images of a hemp-addicted, dope-peddling pimp, a never-do-well-weirdo dance in the head of the average Ghanaian. Yet, surprisingly, while the natural ‘Natty Dreads’ are scorned, Ghanaian ladies, borrowing from their ancient Egyptian sisterens, continue to plait their […]

     

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  • 17 February 2019 at 08 : 05 AM

    Psychologists are ambivalent chasers

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    From my Archives   I complained to the officer on duty that I was afflicted by a severe bout of ‘sero-irradiation syndrome’ “What’s ‘sero-irradiation syndrome’? He asked., glaring at me. “It is just that. ” I replied and grabbed the desk as though to support myself from falling. “I got no idea what that type […]

     

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  • 12 February 2019 at 08 : 23 AM

    Presidential candidate

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    From my Archive   Don’t blame Kofi Mensah. The competent PRman did everything possible to get the best possible angle from me for his boss. It’s just that no one, not even Madison Avenue advertising gurus could handle me – I am simply ‘unhandleable.’ I knew Kofi for a long time. We’ve met at several […]

     

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  • 7 February 2019 at 08 : 31 AM

    Not Yet Uhuru

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    From my archive   “Neo-colonialism, after all, is not centered in a vacuum. It is built on the previous colonial history of the country in which it operates, from foundation that the colonial regime lays before its ostensible departure. The object of neo-colonialism is to ensure that power is handed to men who are moderate […]

     

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  • 4 February 2019 at 08 : 46 AM

    Mrs. Abacha goes back to School

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    From my archives   After reading that the wife of Nigerian strongman, Mrs. Mariam Abacha, and other top military guns have enrolled in crash French courses, I decided to find out what gives. Two frustrating days of dialing, re-dialing and I finally got Abuja. “Mademoiselle Abacha’s Ville. Que je t’aide?” A sing-song voice asked me. […]

     

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  • 30 January 2019 at 08 : 23 AM

    General Abacha needs a PRman

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    From my Archives A satire by Femi Akomolafe   Russia, Winston Churchill once quipped, is a riddle inside a mystery wrapped in an enigma (or something like that). Nigerians must be feeling the same about their military ruler, General Sanni Abacha. Since he took power close to two years ago, the strongman has held only […]

     

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