Why would anyone build a house, church, market, or even a petrol station above a high-pressure gas pipeline? Even when there are clear warning signs to stay away, we seem to believe that such signs are merely artistic sophistry, not to be obeyed. … More When a Right-of-Way Becomes No Man’s Land
We have blamed British colonialism, neocolonialism, the Civil War, and everything else for Nigeria’s poor state of development and suffered evils. But 62 years after “independence”, Nigerians have not realised it is time to draw a line, rewrite our story and chart a path to development. Now, Queen Elizabeth II is dead, and we blame her even for things to which we actively contributed. … More Who Made It Anathema to Move On?
The first choice problem solving tool in Nigeria is to announce a military-style ban. Whether the ban would be effective or even worsen matters is not something for ban-loving officials to bother about. If something poses a challenge, ban it! … More For the Love of Bans
Nigeria is in a fixable mess. … More Nigeria and a Season of Tough Decisions
One company in the deserts made more profit in just over a month than the Nigerian Government’s likely revenue for 2022. With far less revenues and far more costs, can the Nigerian version deliver massive petrodollars like its Arab egbon? … More Saudi Aramco Made $48 Billion in Three Months, So What?
For many Nigerians who fit certain criteria, one tugging issue today is whether or not to japa—a decision important enough to make or mar a person’s life and relationships … More To Japa or Not to Japa
The Ajaokuta Steel Plant, a massive industrialisation effort, mimics Nigeria in not a few ways. With high hopes and a lot of potential, it continues to dwindle gradually, wishing that the complicated straps that restrain it would someday be untangled … More Ajaokuta, Also Known as Nigeria
During the campaign season for the 2015 General Elections, someone claimed that petrol subsidy was a lie as petrol ought to cost around ₦40 per litre. Today, with the official price at ₦165, many Nigerians continue to hope for local refineries to achieve the promised low price … More ₦40 per Litre: Local Refining to Save Nigeria
As climate change progresses, do the main proponents of the fight against climate change really have their mouths where their heart is? The EU seems to have realised the need for some pragmatism to avoid sacrificing the present for an unassured future. … More Only One Earth: To Protect or Not
If anyone looks at Nigeria in any kind of detail, you would notice quite a list of parallels with 1994 Rwanda. The clouds are gathering, but we must not allow rain to fall. We can learn some things from Rwanda about preventing full-blown anarchy in Nigeria … More A Straight Line from Rwanda to Nigeria