Should I elope with my fiance?

I don’t think life will be worth living without Maxwell.  He is my friend, brother and confidant. In fact, he means the world to me. I am Vivian and I am 31 years old. Maxwell and I have been childhood friends... Full Story...

The Trouble with Nigeria (2)

In the first instalment in this three-part series, we interrogated two popular governance myths in the country, namely that the trouble with Nigeria is (a) squarely the failure of leadership (b) the absence o... Full Story...

An overtly jealous boyfriend

Dear Auntie Dora, With a confused heart I am writing this piece seeking for your timely response and advice. My name is Pearl. I am  25years old and dating a guy called Akin  who is30. We love each other  a... Full Story...

The Trouble with Nigeria (1)

Nigeria is bedevilled by serious challenges – from the problem of underdevelopment to corruption, poor governance, weak institutions and policy reversals. This has led to intense debates on what really is the... Full Story...

The State of the Nation Bill

I was intrigued when the National Assembly passed the State of the Nation Address bill 2013 sometime in May and transmitted it, to use the appropriate legislative language, to the president for either his ass... Full Story...

The State of the Nation Bill

I was intrigued when the National Assembly passed the State of the Nation Address bill 2013 sometime in May and transmitted it, to use the appropriate legislative language, to the president for either his assen... Full Story...

Obama’s Second Africa Visit

jideofor_thursdays In the final leg of his weeklong three-country visit to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama received the most ecstatic welcome of his visit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Monday July 1 2013.... Full Story...