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...

Obama’s Second Africa Visit

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...

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...

Why the 6-year single term tenure is no good for us

The recent recommendation by the Senate ad hoc committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution for a-single term tenure of six years for...

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...

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.

Bringing back ‘Do-or- Die Politics’?

I have not particularly been a fan of the Jonathan presidency. I have nothing against him as a person. If anything, I admire his...

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