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Comments for All Checks, No Balances https://balogunjide.net M J Balogun Sat, 28 Sep 2019 22:22:17 -0500 hourly 1 https://theblogpress.com/?v=5.3 Comment on Nigeria 2015: making tomorrow’s history today, Part II by valko musta mekko https://balogunjide.net/nigeria-2015-making-tomorrows-history-today-part-ii/#comment-12560 Sat, 28 Sep 2019 22:22:17 +0000 https://balogunjide.theblogpress.com/?p=540#comment-12560 So, to map a odd subside, panorama as a conjecture rekindling some of that ogygian pertain to odd biography successful all out. Talk someone into into philandering lingerie, liven up candles, sprinkle rose petals bosul.curfi.se/kaeytaennoen-artikkeleita/valko-musta-mekko.php on the bed, go to pieces some redone positions, and sane experimentation with lotions and consistency paints – whatever you’d like to whack at but don’t during close by on yourselves the epoch for.

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Comment on Nigeria 2015: making tomorrow’s history today, Part II by muskler i kroppen https://balogunjide.net/nigeria-2015-making-tomorrows-history-today-part-ii/#comment-12325 Mon, 12 Aug 2019 07:13:32 +0000 https://balogunjide.theblogpress.com/?p=540#comment-12325 Flowers are also time-honoured tokens of love. In Victorian England, there was a unhurt pompous “vocabulary of flowers,” which allowed lovers consha.psychren.se/min-dagbog/muskler-i-kroppen.php to send coded messages to each other in all respects exchanging blooms. In this code, roses stood toward intended, so it’s not surprising that roses are the most in access unparalleled on account of Valentine’s Day.

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Comment on Pushing for change in Nigeria III: why real change proves elusive by M J Balogun https://balogunjide.net/pushing-change-nigeria-iii-why-change-proves-elusive/#comment-11668 Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:01:42 +0000 https://balogunjide.theblogpress.com/?p=710#comment-11668 Thanks for the exhaustive comments. The anomalies which you rightly identified are precisely the motivation for the series of articles on change. You have confirmed that until the existing neo-feudal arrangements are changed, we shall be moving round in circles. By the way, by the champions of change, I do not mean the intellectuals. I mean government leaders that embark on change (apparently without a clear roadmap). Once more, thanks for enriching the debate with your comments.

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Comment on Pushing for change in Nigeria III: why real change proves elusive by Massoudomar https://balogunjide.net/pushing-change-nigeria-iii-why-change-proves-elusive/#comment-11667 Mon, 08 Apr 2019 13:26:03 +0000 https://balogunjide.theblogpress.com/?p=710#comment-11667 “Pushing For Change in Nigeria”
Massoud Omar
On your three assertions or hypotheses, I quite agree with the first one. The challenges facing us are not beyond solutions.
Secondly, and this is linked to the first argument, they are not designed to be intractable, if by “design” you mean they are deliberately created by the ruling class. The ruling class may rather frustrate or sabotage efforts aimed at finding solutions to these problems, due to selfish and vested interests
Thirdly and this is where I strongly disagree with your hypothesis, I don’t think there has been a failure on the part of our intellectuals, or “social engineers” to proffer solutions to the seemingly intractable problems of governance and administration bedeviling our nation-state.
We are a nation richly endowed with mineral resources and arable land. Name it what don’t we have to make us move beyond our current state of sorry affairs? Since independence, we have been moving one step forward, two steps backwards. The corruption in the political system of the first Republic pales into insignificance when compared to what happened during the Second Republic. Similarly, the monumental stealing of public resources in the present political dispensation makes the politicians or leaders of the Second Republic look like saints. The amount of stealing of public resources in the Fourth Republic has never been heard of in this country.
One main reason for our endemic state of underdevelopment is the erosion of norms and values in our society. Or to put it another way, norms and values have been turned upside down in our society. In the pre and immediate post-independence era, the stigma attached to corruption made it almost unnecessary to flaunt ill-gotten wealth with impunity. Society frowned on those who stole from the public purse. One’s children were not spared the stigma of public opprobrium if found to be corrupt. Today, many politicians and public servants who have stolen from the public till are given chieftaincy titles by their communities’ traditional leaders. You are made a community leader if you are able to steal massively form the public purse. Many governors, or party leaders together with their sons, currently have cases to answer before EFCC.
The leaders of the First Republic were imbued with both national and regional patriotism. Thus, the regions had their blueprints for development, which, if not torpedoed by the 1966 coup, would have at least taken us beyond our present sorry state. Sometime ago, I stumbled upon the blueprint of the Northern Regional Government for socio/economic development. I was really surprised by the details contained in the document on how to move the Region forward, in terms of education, industrialization, infrastructural development etc. If this blueprint, or roadmap had been implemented, the North would have been a better place today. I believe there are similar blueprints for the other regions too.
I believe there exists a class in this country, whether they “govern” or “rule”. They may not be the productive type like we have in advanced Western democracies. The ones we have are a parasitic class which does not produce but rather feeds on State resources. This parasitic class only reproduces itself by sharing state resources through nepotism, cronyism. In this respect, governance suffers. No accountability nor transparency. Compare the attitude to public service during the First Republic with what is happening now. Politicians, quite a majority of them, do not go into politics to serve, but to enrich themselves. Once politics becomes an enterprise, not a yearning to serve the people, then, governance suffers. Democracy also suffers because the stakes are high. Elections become a do or die affair.
We had about four development plans in the past, what happened to them in terms of implementation? Nigeria’s problems have been correctly diagnosed by generations of intellectuals and think tanks. The problem lies in the political will to implement the solutions because of vested interests whose oxen may be gored in the process.
These are my few observations.

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Comment on Pushing for change in Nigeria IV: Neo-feudal culture and widening public administration deficits by Cognidren https://balogunjide.net/pushing-change-nigeria-iv-neo-feudal-culture-widening-public-administration-deficits/#comment-11606 Sun, 31 Mar 2019 06:30:34 +0000 https://balogunjide.theblogpress.com/?p=718#comment-11606 I’d perpetually want to be update on new content on this site,
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Comment on Pushing for change in Nigeria III: why real change proves elusive by M J Balogun https://balogunjide.net/pushing-change-nigeria-iii-why-change-proves-elusive/#comment-11603 Sat, 30 Mar 2019 23:28:42 +0000 https://balogunjide.theblogpress.com/?p=710#comment-11603 Thanks for the insightful and exhaustive comments!

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Comment on Pushing for change in Nigeria IV: Neo-feudal culture and widening public administration deficits by Natures Relief CBD https://balogunjide.net/pushing-change-nigeria-iv-neo-feudal-culture-widening-public-administration-deficits/#comment-11562 Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:06:57 +0000 https://balogunjide.theblogpress.com/?p=718#comment-11562 Would love to incessantly get updated great blog!

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Comment on Pushing for change in Nigeria III: why real change proves elusive by Suleiman M. Kabir https://balogunjide.net/pushing-change-nigeria-iii-why-change-proves-elusive/#comment-11530 Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:29:59 +0000 https://balogunjide.theblogpress.com/?p=710#comment-11530 This is a brilliant food for thought. However, considering that our first post-colonial rulers were generally adjudged as prudent, nationalistic and visionary; one would find it difficult to conclude that the present despotic neo-feudal culture pervading our political landscapes is an off shot of colonialism. It is also a negation of the very essence of the African culture which was centred on welfarism amplified by being your brothers keeper.

The question to ask is “why has it becomes so intractable for successive government to reduce the so called cost of governance to enhance funds for developmental projects”? Why are our Educational institutions being deliberately run down, with animal staples being mansions when compared? Why are workers being owned several months salary when same political class goes about dashing handouts to praise singers and political thugs? In fact, their are many questions begging for answers. Attitudinal change can only be effective and meaningful if it starts with our emerging feudal Lords. Change should truly begins with them.

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