How do you punish a cosmopolitan city like Lagos that has residents from all over the country shopping from the same markets? The “food embargo” has all the trappings of a poorly-thought move by some persons willing to cut off their nose to spite their face … More Of a Food Blockade and Common Sense
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
In today’s world, one set of conspiracy theories are feigning righteous indignation and accusing another set of spreading conspiracy theories. For them, it is all about acquiring power. Nothing else matters; not even the desecration of their national institutions. … More America: A Tale of Two Conspiracists
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?
Three elements highlight a personal commitment to excellence … More Unveiling the Jilomes Brand
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