Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishing you the best of 2010

Year 2009 will be off in few hours, it’s probably 2010 already in Australia. To you all my fans who have been encouraging me through your constructive and largely positive feedback, I say a big thank you.
In 2009, I have many reasons to thank the Lord. In April, I clocked 40 and in October, it dawned on me that it’s been 19 years since my first piece was published in Daily Sketch. Today, the little acorn has grown to a large oak. In 2009, I spread my tentacles wider and added four more platforms to publishing my articles. They are The Nation, Daily Sun, Daily Independent and Next. Two Magazines/Newsletters, Women Advocate and Voters News also sought my permission to publish some of my published articles in their media. On the whole, to date, I have been published by 17 national newspapers and 11 magazines and newsletters. In July 2009, with the influence and inspiration from a friend, Sola Adetunji, I established my own blog from where those who love my writings can now read my views on national issues.
28 of my articles in 2009 were published 40 times by different newspapers and newsletters. The breakdown is as follows:
Thisday Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Political Lessons from Ghana 2008 Elections
The Punch Thursday, January 8, 2009 Still on Ghana 2008 Elections
The Guardian Tuesday, January 17, 2009 The Voting Rights of Nigerians
Nigerian Tribune Wednesday, February 25, 2009 On the review of the 1999 Constitution
The Nation Friday, February 27, 2009 Constitution Amendment Jinx
Thisday Wednesday, March 4, 2009 The Senate, Reps and Constitution Review
Nigerian Tribune Friday, March 13, 2009 The Church and Healthcare Delivery
Thisday Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Still on the Need for Constitution Review
Nigerian Tribune Monday, April 13, 2009 Need for State of Emergency in Nigeria's Education Sector
Thisday Thursday, April 23, 2009 Declare State of Emergency in Education Sector
Nigerian Tribune Friday, May 8,2009 Jail-Evasion Cartel and the Drug War
The Guardian Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Who Misinformed Yar'Adua on Electoral Reform?
Thisday Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Yar'Adua's Electoral Reform Bills
Nigerian Tribune Monday, June 8, 2009 Segun Adeniyi Goofed on Uwais Report
The Nation Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Adeniyi Goofed on Electoral Reform
The Punch Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Nigeria at the Mercy of MEND
The Nation Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Preventable Labour Crises
Nigerian Tribune Saturday, July 25, 2009 Let there be light!
The Nation Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Against Automatic Tickets
Daily Sun Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Carpet Crossing and Nigeria's Mercantile Politics
Nigerian Tribune Thursday, August 6, 2009 Shall we tell the president?
The Punch Thursday, August 20, 2009 The Political Economy of Nigeria's Financial Sector
Daily Sun Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Don't Agonise, Organise!
Daily Independent Sunday, September 6, 2009 In Support of Tenured Civil Service
Nigerian Tribune Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Salvaging Nigerian Sports
Daily Sun Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Salvaging Nigerian Sports
Daily Independent Saturday, September 26, 2009 This Amnesty Deal Must Not Fail!
Daily Sun Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Caring for the Physically Challenged Persons
Daily Independent Thursday, October 29, 2009 Deadlier than HIV/AIDS
Nigerian Tribune Monday, November 2, 2009 Deadlier than HIV/AIDS
Daily Sun Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Nigeria Varsity Crisis: Not Yet Uhuru
Nigerian Tribune Monday, November 16, 2009 Celebrating 150 Years of Media Practice in Nigeria
Daily Independent Thursday, November 19, 2009 Nigeria Fire Service and Disaster Management Challenge
234NEXT Monday, November 30, 2009 A Return to Good Sportsmanship
Daily Sun Thurs, December 17, 2009 Budgeting as Hollow Ritual in Nigeria
The Guardian Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Budgeting as Hollow Ritual in Nigeria
Nigerian Tribune Thursday, December 31, 2009 The 2010 Budget of Stimulus or Deceit?
IFES Newsletter February, 2009 Spotlight on Nigeria's Electoral Reform Process
Women's Advocate June 2009 Vol. 10 No. 44 Declare State of Emergency in the Education Sector
Voters News Vol. 2 No. 10 November 2009 This Amnesty Deal Must Not Fail!

There are few of the articles that were only published on my blog and as such not among those listed above. There are also a couple that are already with some newspapers and will likely be published in early 2010.
This is wishing you and yours a happier, more prosperous and more fruitful 2010.
Jide Ojo