Author Archive: Tolu Ogunlesi

Tolu Ogunlesi: President Jonathan reiterates commitment to confusing Nigerians

Tolu Ogunlesi: President Jonathan reiterates commitment to confusing Nigerians

by Tolu Ogunlesi He has also promised to reveal, in due time, the roster of aides whose pronouncements on his behalf will be publicly denied, and the presumed dates of denial. Faced...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: The beggars, the fence and the country (YNaija Frontpage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: The beggars, the fence and the country (YNaija Frontpage)

From another perspective it is super-depressing news. President come president go, fuel scarcity remain, corruption remain. Nigeria’s problems seem destined to outlive every Nigerian,...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: You see, Nigerians are like that (YNaija Frontpage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: You see, Nigerians are like that (YNaija Frontpage)

You see, Nigerians are rude, obnoxious, often cruel people; they behave ‘politely’ only when there’s something to be gained from the other party… You want to study Nigerians,...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: The land is grim; the land is green (YNaija Frontpage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: The land is grim; the land is green (YNaija Frontpage)

One thing you quickly learn from doing even a tiny bit of traveling around Africa is that Nigeria, even by African standards, this country is pretty messed up. The debate is still on...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: Any hope for Nigeria? (YNaija Frontpage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: Any hope for Nigeria? (YNaija Frontpage)

A ruling elite – largely a bunch of megalomaniacs – who exist in a world of their own, where they feed on the profuse offerings of sycophants, and in return dispense life-transforming...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: Haters gon’ hate – An open letter (YNaija FrontPage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: Haters gon’ hate – An open letter (YNaija FrontPage)

How can you have a National Honours ceremony in which there are no medals to be given out? And then to crown it all, this year it has emerged that the government will not be providing...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: A nation of fools (YNaija FrontPage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: A nation of fools (YNaija FrontPage)

We are in the hands of a government painfully and tragically oblivious to history. This inability to ‘remember’ (without memory there can be no appreciation of irony, no?)...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: My enemies & I, by Goodluck E. Jonathan (YNaija FrontPage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: My enemies & I, by Goodluck E. Jonathan (YNaija FrontPage)

The world is full of stupid people, let’s face it, and mobile phones and social media have unfortunately empowered them and magnified their power to cause confusion In the opening...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: Suddenly, suddenly (YNaija Frontpage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: Suddenly, suddenly (YNaija Frontpage)

On Wednesday afternoon a vulcanisers stumbles on a sheet of paper that allows him to receive billion-naira payments for importing petrol, by Friday he’s the biggest client at Club...

 

Tolu Ogunlesi: Five random things (YNaija Frontpage)

Tolu Ogunlesi: Five random things (YNaija Frontpage)

I’m still a bit confused – is LASTMA now saying they have new information that points to the fact that Mrs. Johnson didn’t in fact crush the official? What happens...