Nigeria and the question, ‘Wetin Cause Am’?

  “…The hungry child with stomach ache is busy pointing at his head and complaining of headache”. Local adage  ‘Wetin’ is a word in local parlance...

The Sickening Ritual

Official attitude to the enveloping circle of violence in our country has settled into a sickening ritual. Three words best describe it: Kill. Condemn....

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...

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 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 Heat and the Polity

A couple of weeks ago, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was angry with our politicians. Its source of anger was the rather unrestrained...

Nigeria and the Crisis of Expectations

We have just gone through the annual ritual of observing May 29. Its canonization as democracy day in the first year of our return...

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