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Re: The Trouble with Nigeria

Below are three of the responses to my three-limbed series on the above. They were selected for publication because I feel they brought in some perspectives that extended the discussion.  “I have carefully r... Full Story...

The Trouble with Nigeria (III)

This is the concluding part of this three-limbed series in which we sought to interrogate four popular diagnoses of the ‘trouble with Nigeria’. In the first two instalments, we examined the contentions that... Full Story...

Mbu and the Case for State Police

No country prays for a political crisis. But every country must contend with a political crisis for reasons that are entirely human. Contending political interests generate political crises. However, unwelcom... Full Story...

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...