Of Easy Wins and Persistent Troubles

We cannot solve problems by always targeting low-hanging fruits. However, addressing the issues behind Nigeria’s troubles is really hard; requires a solid grasp of economics, political will to fix structural problems, and commitment to reforms that would transcend a single political tenure. And that is exactly why the issues remain. … More Of Easy Wins and Persistent Troubles

Leaders of Never

“Youths are the leaders of tomorrow.” “Youths are the future leaders.” Presumably, every person older than a toddler has heard these quotes or any of their numerous cousins. It is ingrained in the human consciousness that every generation will at some point be replaced by a younger one. However, for many youths, tomorrow remains elusive, … More Leaders of Never

Much Ado about Cars

Someone once said that leadership involves leaders making sacrifices for the greater good of the organization, just as many parents deny themselves of certain rights and privileges in order to make a better life for their families. That someone obviously had no inkling of Nigerian leadership. In Nigeria, sacrifices are the exclusive preserve of the … More Much Ado about Cars

Rwanda: Symbol of a Dark Continent

“The Dark Continent”. The colonialists made this Africa’s tag while it laid subservient to their interests. Years after the last colonial flag was lowered, many Africans are yet to experience real freedom. Self-styled, faux messianic rulers continue to provide reasons to retain Africa’s degrading tag. Rwanda’s latest referendum aptly shows why Africa may still be … More Rwanda: Symbol of a Dark Continent