Between Goodluck Jonathan and David Cameron’s ‘For the Record’

David Cameron’s recent memoir, For the Records, which has largely been shunned by leading arts reviewers such as the New York Review of Books...

Deconstructing Lawmakers’ Decision to Re-visit the NGO Bill

A peep into the history of attempts seeking regulation of non-profitable organizations (NPOs) in Nigeria will reveal that no bill has ever received the...

NIGERIA@59: CAN NATION DEVELOP WITHOUT RESOLVING NATIONHOOD QUESTION? 

The Nigerian nation state has, since inception, become a workshop in nation building. Many development rolling plans have been formulated by the past and...

So after the elections—They treat us anyhow

The occasion was the Post 2019 Election Review Conference. The idea was to look at how all the stakeholders fair, from the electorate, security...

Turning 70: Xi Jinping’s People’s Republic of China

During the era of Sovietology, experts would pour over images of the gathered politburo in Red Square, gazing with grey monolithic interest upon the...

Nigeria@59: Dancing on the Brink

In 2010 John Campbell, the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria (from May 12 2004 to July 19, 2007)  published a book he entitled, ‘Nigeria:...

October 1st; Catholic Bishops and State of the Nation

Tuesday 1st October 2019, a day set aside as public holiday by the Federal Government to celebrate the nations’ 59th Independence anniversary, provided me with yet...

Oct 1: The Journey So Far 

Today marks the 59thanniversary of Nigeria’s independence from British colonial rule. On Saturday, October 1, 1960, Nigerians gathered at the Race Course (now Tafawa...

MACHIAVELLI, PREBENDALISM AND CONSPIRACY OF NIGERIAN ELITES

The problem of the Nigerian nation is prebendalism (political systems where elected officials and government workers feel they have a right to share government...

Nigeria, is she really 59 years old?

Akì í mú ìbọn tetere. One does not hold a gun carelessly. (Always be careful in handling dangerous matters.) So Nigeria is 59 years, 59...

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