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
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
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
Twitter NG Chapter 1 v 22; From the days of #OccupyNigeria till now, the kingdom of twitter suffereth violence. And only the overlords of violence taketh it by force. Let's get this straight. Twitter, in Nigeria today, is serious business. It's not just twitter anymore. Anyone who says otherwise is either 1. Lying 2. Naive … Continue reading ON TWITTER CELEBRITIES AND OVERLORDS: A MODEST PROPOSAL
Fiat Justitia Ruat caelum- Let justice be done though the heavens fall. Let's make this clear: Nnamdi kanu, Zakzaky, dasuki and others who may have threatened the Nigerian state through their actions and words ought to be prosecuted. Let me also state that i am in total support of president buhari's war on corruption. Every … Continue reading ON PRESIDENT BUHARI AND THE RULE OF LAW
Titles don't honor men, men honor titles- Nichollo Machiavelli. The Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria has been a mere gathering of comedians, drug barons, looters and political pensioners since 1999. The building remains hallowed, but the occupants have defiled it. This 8th senate led by bukola saraki however appears destined to eclipse all … Continue reading THE UNDISTINGUISHED SENATORS OF THE NIGERIAN SENATE