THE PORTFOLIO OF RATTUS RATTUS

When I was much younger, one of my favourite things to do was visit my grandfather. It didn’t matter that I was not up to ten years old; we’d spend hours talking about so many things like the economy, his farms, and hotels, and how to grow the business. We were very close. One day, I went to see Grandpa. As soon as I walked through the doors, I noticed his despondent expression. “Grandpa, what’s the matter?” I asked, my brow furrowed with concern. Never one to beat about the…

What Someone Said

The views I read from young people here leave me very sad and worried. I hope people who think like some of you don’t get anywhere near public office because your sheer ignorance of how Government is run will destroy this Country beyond what Buhari is doing and make his crass incompetence appear like the peak of statesmanship. Now let’s go down memory lane to the events in and around the 2015 elections. The elections that brought President Buhari into office held on Saturday, 28th March 2015. By Monday the…

Nigeria, and the coup de RAT

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” It was the late great sage, chief Obafemi Awolowo, who uttered this maxim, if my sources tell me accurately. The interpretations are many and varied, and for the purposes of this little piece, I will be adapting my own little explanation. What he,(I think) perhaps, meant to say was that a taste of power can be a bad thing, in that it shows one so many possibilities, and the feeling of having so many options, of having the mental (and often physical and…