APC: Dreams Die First?

Two developments the past two weeks have grave implications for the All Progressives Congress, (APC), which was conceived and born with unbridled euphoria and...

My father proposed to me—help! help!! help!!!

Dear Auntie Dora, It all started when I lost my parents and was left on the street roaming without shelter and a home to call...

Africa’s new game-changer in finance & accounting recruitment

“Accountants and Finance people are boring”. That’s what my ex-girlfriend once told me. I am married now, however – shame she wasn’t the one...

Tinubu and the ‘Rational Calculus of War’

Several of the ideas that flow from On War, the unfinished masterpiece of the 19th century Prussian general, Carl von Clausewitz, remain relevant today...

We are all part of the Nigerian problem

What is the problem with Nigeria, who is the problem, today I dare say that the problem with Nigeria is not America, United Kingdom,...

Whither Nigeria’s Infrastructural Development?

My evaluation of infrastructural development in Nigeria as a social scientist inevitably is from a philosophical perspective, using John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, wherein...

Malikawa-Garu’s Kilishi: Processed in village, sold in cities

Kilishi, this delicacy which originates from and is nurtured in the north, is much loved all over Nigeria. However, the Kilishi trade in this...

Did Brookings Really Predict a Jonathan Win?

My technical report for the Brookings Institution’s Africa Foresight publication on the 2015 presidential election entitled ‘The 2015 Elections in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges’,...

The Second Rebranding of Buhari

I recently saw some photos of President Muhammadu Buhari dressed in the traditional Igbo ‘isi agu’ jumper (the jumper with tiger’s heads on it),...

Mecca Tragedies: Holding Saudi Arabia Accountable

This year’s Hajj exercise has indeed witnessed incidents with devastating consequences as it recorded the death of over a thousand pilgrims who had gone...

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