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

Lessons from Ogoniland

In 1956, Nigeria joined the league of oil producing nations with the drilling of its first commercial oil well at Oloibiri in present-day Bayelsa State. This achievement was the climax of exploratory activities that began about half a century before then. The oil wells gushed out dollar notes for the nation and the oil companies. … More Lessons from Ogoniland