In a country where a majority are oppressed, transfer of aggression from one oppressed group to another ensures that real issues are not addressed, and the main oppressors remain unperturbed … More Frustration 601: When Brethren Fight
Whereas there are several factors behind our woes in Nigeria, one common denominator for our dysfunctional state is a litany of imprudent choices. We would rather choose pernicious profiting over long-term benefits, and later wonder why things took a wrong turn. … More A Litany of Bad Choices
Three years after a law was enacted to ban demanding police reports as a requirement for treatment, we still have gunshot victims being denied care. Many Nigerians continue to be gruesomely murdered, not by a gun, but by a dysfunctional system that does not care about their lives and dreams. … More Illegal Deaths: Saving Gunshot Victims in Nigeria
2020 was a year in which the world embraced changes it would have deemed unacceptable in other years. Now, we look on to 2021 with hope for redemption … More 2021: A New Beginning?
If we truly want a democratic system that works, we would seek to involve a majority of Nigerians in the electoral process by removing hurdles to seamless participation during elections … More INEC and a Chance for Real Elections
In two weeks, Nigerians have witnessed peaceful protests transform into bloody riots; causing fresh emotional, physical and economic wounds, and reopening old wounds that have failed to heal. Would we change course towards true healing, or would we continue until all hell breaks loose? … More #EndSARS: A Nation in Need of Healing
How has Nigeria fared over six decades of independence?
Review the data, looking at selected indices for Nigeria and some countries, and decide whether Nigeria needs accolades or knocks … More Nigeria at 60: A Thousand Words in a Graph
Africa cannot develop except we collectively let go of mediocrity, embrace synergy, enhance our human capital, and take full responsibility for ordering our destiny … More Continental Builders Called the African Youth
An interplay of government misconduct and public ignorance has entrenched dysfunction as a normal part of Nigerian society. Correcting this dysfunction is a requirement if Nigeria would go forward. … More “Not for Sale”: The Dysfunctional Normal
Deep-seated distrust of Federal, State, and Local Governments is hindering COVID-19 response measures in Nigeria. The Government should explore ways to let citizens know it’s in their best interest to join the fight … More COVIDIOTS, COVID-19 and a Question of Trust