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 (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...

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...

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...

The Balance of Stories

One of the famous quotes often attributed to the late Chinua Achebe, master story teller extraordinaire, is this one about the lion and the hunter: ‘Until lions learn to produce their own historians, the hist... Full Story...

The Mandela Example

      The recent hospitalization of Madiba Nelson Mandela, 94, brings to sharp focus the whole idea that at one point or the other, we all have to face our mortality. Put in very blu... Full Story...

Re: Should Nigeria be re-colonized?

My article on the above (May 23 2013) elicited tons of responses, almost all favouring bringing them back (sense of shame will not even allow me to mention who ‘them’ here refers to). One surprising thing is that even responses from intellectuals also favour our asking ‘them’ to come back in one way or the other.