When Nigerians make statements like “Nigeria doesn’t work”, they are somewhat right. But upon scrutiny; this is not an entirely accurate proposition. In an article I titled “Nigeria works darling, not just for me and you”; I argued that as broken as the Nigerian system is, it still manages to work for a few. … Continue reading THE TROUBLE WITH 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
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
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
Power supply in Nigeria is like the abiku,a spirit child (in Yoruba mythology)whose stay on earth is but for a short time. The abiku ventures into the world as a tourist, on a two weeks visa. Abikus are born like every other child, but they die before a certain age. The Abiku logic is to … Continue reading ON ABIKU, POWER SUPPLY AND PALTRY MEGAWATTS
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.
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