Saturday, January 1, 2011

Reflections on 2010

I return all glory to God Almighty for giving me and my family the grace to witness this year of unlimited breakthrough, 2011. The out gone year 2010 was a very productive year for me. I changed jobs, went on a very important foreign trip and was able to maintain my vigorous media advocacy for better Nigeria. To crown the year and as a fitting tribute to celebrate my 20 years of media advocacy, I was able to publish a book titled: Nigeria, My Nigeria: Perspectives from 1990 – 2010. The book with about 85 commentaries earlier published in 18 national newspapers was launched in Abuja on 25 November 2010. The feedback from those who have purchased and read the book showed that its publication on the heel of Nigeria’s golden jubilee celebration was quite instructive and helpful to enable compatriots and foreigners alike understand this great nation of good people.

In terms of media profiling, my tentacles spread to other national newspapers like Daily Trust and the National Compass while consolidating my engagement with the old partners. In the whole, my media tracking shows that 27 of my articles were published 35 times by 9 national and international media. I also featured on 13 radio and television programmes while contributing 5 articles to various newsletters and magazines. 2010 was a great year for me and I look forward to a greater 2011. Below are some of my published works.

1 The Guardian Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Cost of Eco. Reforms Agenda, Expectations in 2010 (Interview)
2 Thisday Thursday, January 14, 2010 Let's not take Constitutional Provisions for Granted (Article)
3 Daily Sun Friday, January 15, 2010 Playing the Ostrich with Terrorism (Article)
4 Nigerian Tribune Monday, January 25, 2010 Questionable Fundraiser for Soludo (Article)
5 The Guardian Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Banks'CEOs Tenure: Heart of the matter (Interview)
6 The Punch Thursday, January 28, 2010 Governance by Deceit (Article)
7 The Guardian Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Credit Squeeze: The Fire Next Door? (Interview)
8 Thisday Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Anambra Guber Poll: The Fortes and the Foibles (Article)
9 Daily Sun Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Anambra Guber Poll: The Fortes and Foibles (Article)
10 Nigerian Tribune Thursday, February 18, 2010 Imperative of Constitutional and Electoral Reforms (Article)
11 The Guardian Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Views on Vision 20: 2020 (Interview)
12 Daily Sun Monday, May 17, 2010 Jonathan, Please Don't Run in 2011 (Article)
13 Saturday Independent Saturday, May 29, 2010 Positive Lessons From UK 2010 Elections (Article)
14 Daily Sun Monday, June 21, 2010 Deji of Akure's Sacrilege (Article)
15 Daily Independent Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Dishonourable Tenants of the House (Article)
16 Nigerian Tribune Wednesday, July 21, 2010 INEC Board and Electoral Reform (Article)
17 Peoples Daily Tuesday, July 27, 2010 INEC Board and Electoral Reform (Article)
18 The Guardian Wednesday, July 28, 2010 AMCON: The Answer to Credit Squeeze? (Interview)
19 Daily Sun Monday, August 30, 2010 SEC and Impunity in the Stock Market (Article)
20 Daily Sun Monday, September 27, 2010 Nigeria Beyond the Golden Jubilee (Article)
21 The Guardian Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Creating Level Playing Field for 2011 Elections (Article)
22 The Punch Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Creating Level Playing Field for 2011 Elections (Article)
23 The Chronicle, (Ghana) Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Creating Level Playing Field for 2011 Elections (Article)
24 Daily Independent Thursday, October 21, 2010 Creating Level Playing Field for 2011 Elections (Article)
25 Daily Independent Thursday, October 28, 2010 Level Playing Field Crucial (Article)
26 Nigerian Compass Monday, October 18, 2010 National Assembly Challenged on Anti-Graft Bill (Interview)
27 Thisday Sunday, October 24, 2010 Issues in Election Petitions in Nigeria Article
28 Daily Sun Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Issues in Election Petitions in Nigeria (Article)
29 Thisday Monday, November 1, 2010 C'River: Maximising Tinapa's Potentials (Article)
30 The Punch Thursday, November 11, 2010 Lessons from US Mid-Term Elections (Article)
31 Daily Trust Wednesday, November 23, 2010 Nigerian Women are coming of age (Article)
32 Daily Independent Wednesday, November 23, 2010 Celebrating Women (Article)
33 Daily Sun Wednesday, November 30, 2010 Celebrating Our Women (Article)
34 Daily Independent Monday, December 13, 2010 Playing Politics with Nigerian Economy (Article)
35 The Guardian Wednesday, December 29, 2010 X-Raying the Economy in 2010: Experts Score Govt Low (Interview)