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
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
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
Every lagosian must have witnessed this scene: a man or woman with teary eyes, defeated mien and a persuasive voice wandering around bus stops or wherever pleading that people "Help them in the name of God". You see, this begging vary in forms and procedures. Some might tell you that they haven't eaten since morning … Continue reading ON THE BEGGING CULTURE IN LAGOS