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...

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...

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...

Nigeria’s Peculiar Federalism

Nigeria is described as a ‘federal’ republic . In reality though, there is very little ‘federal’ about the way this country is run. At...

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...

Democratizing Nigeria; the symbolism of civilian supremacy

Saturday, July 6, was a celebration and commemoration of Army day in Nigeria. And of course this event was conspicuous in both electronic and...

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...

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...

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 decency of the ordinary Nigerian citizen

Two weeks ago, a Nigerian woman, Nkechi, left Oghara,  Delta state, to attend a wedding ceremony in Lagos.  Unable to get transportation that will...

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