ON MARK ZUCKERBERG’S VISIT TO NIGERIA

It is no longer news that Facebook’s founder and C.E.O mark zuckerberg visited Nigeria, left for Kenya and came back to Nigeria. Here’s my takeaway from his much publicized visit. 1. The tech world has noticed Nigeria: Mark Zuckerberg didn’t leave silicon-valley to walk the streets of yaba because he was bored. He came because … Continue reading ON MARK ZUCKERBERG’S VISIT TO NIGERIA

LESSONS FROM THE RIO OLYMPICS

What astounds me about Nigeria, this 56 year old ‘Lugardian’ contraption, is our seeming inability to get both simple and complex tasks done. Simple, innocuous tasks such as training our athletes, paying them their due allowances, and transporting them to sporting events are bungled such that one has to caution against Nigeria ever sending astronauts … Continue reading LESSONS FROM THE RIO OLYMPICS

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Many scholars have attempted, albeit with mixed results, to define corruption in the past. While some of these eager-to-impress ‘intellectuals’ make average sense, others have simply displayed crass ignorance in trying to define a term so pervasive, yet equally knotty a concept in Nigerian polity and politics.This writer intends to learn from the experience of … Continue reading HOW TO GET AWAY WITH CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

ROTIMI AMEACHI, NYESOM WIKE AND THAT DISGRACEFUL RIVERS ELECTION.

  Nigeria as a nation ought to improve on the gains we’ve made in our electoral process, not go back to the days of “operation wetie and the wild wild west” I was never a fan of former president Goodluck Jonathan. In fact, I believe he was a disaster as Nigeria’s president. But I respect … Continue reading ROTIMI AMEACHI, NYESOM WIKE AND THAT DISGRACEFUL RIVERS ELECTION.

CATEGORIZING NIGERIANS- TIMI AKEGBEJO

As a student of the social sciences, almost- if not all of my writings are born  of observations. Eagle-eyed observations about social life in Nigeria and the ruminations of the average Nigerian vis-a-vis the capacity of government to bring about transformation. Based on observed sentiments, I have grouped Nigerians into 3 categories;     • … Continue reading CATEGORIZING NIGERIANS- TIMI AKEGBEJO