Despite sustained gaslighting, the events of 20 October 2020 at Lekki Toll Gate cannot be washed away. One year later, nothing has really changed, and nothing may change because the issues transcend the police. To truly end SARS, Nigeria as a system must change! … More #EndSARS: 365 Days from October the Twentieth
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 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
In some countries, people are saddened by an injured pet, but in Nigeria, human life is worth less than a kobo a dozen. … More When Humaneness Goes Missing
In a hierarchical society, the goal of many persons is to someday get to the top. Whether in the public service or in the private sector, holding the top role in an organization is usually the ultimate aim. Having recognized this drive for the zenith, one wonders whether hierarchy should be treated as sacrosanct, or … More Seat Fillers or Potential Legacies?
The Nigeria Police Force, with the different colours worn by its officers, serves as the most obvious representation of the country’s stand against criminality, and enforcers of law and order. Whereas this noble description serves well on paper, the reality for many Nigerians is disappointingly grim. The NPF surely has a smattering of good officers, … More To Serve and Protect?