Well, to go straight to the point: if it worked and helped reduce the activities of militants in the Delta who were fighting over their economic marginalisation even though it is understood that it is from the regions where they hail that the daily bread that feeds and developed the country came from. They had … Continue reading Niger-Delta Avengers v Boko Haram: The Difference Between Amnesty for Militants and Amnesty for Terrorists
One hot afternoon in January, after the harmattan season had taken off in what would be remembered as the shortest visit by a season, Bulala Sise took a bus from Oshikun to Irunmole, where he schooled. Failing to wrap his head around a longueur that was his copy of the compulsory lecture notes sold by … Continue reading Short Story: The Gas Merchant
The topic of dealing with waste is not new to any society and the history behind how major developed countries have dealt with theirs when the time came is quite amusing. To give an example, Japan was one of those countries who was taking giant strides towards industrialisation in the early 1900s. The understandable amounts … Continue reading The Cleaner Lagos Initiative: Lagos’ Hope For A Cleaner Future
I walked to the pedestrian stop to have my bag checked. The security man, visibly old but mentally alert asked me if I had registered my device before, which I replied in the affirmative. I zipped the black bag closed, wiped off the dirt that had gathered from placing it on the floor and stepped … Continue reading Short Story: The Limping Duck
Have you ever walked through a Lagos street in the early mornings of a holiday periods? The ambience is uncanny. The feel of the atmosphere in the 20 million strong state is remarkably serene. The electric buzz of activity, the tireless honking of vehicles and the clouds of exhaust fumes that follows them, the dust … Continue reading Why Do Nigerians Go On To Have So Many Children Anyway?
There's no easy way to begin this but try this for a thought experiment: has money become a new method of natural selection? When Charles Darwin first proposed the theory of evolution through natural selection, it came at a time when people were axiomatically indisposed to radical new views on their ways of life, their … Continue reading Money as a Mechanism of Natural Selection: Yay or Nay(?)
Cars, trucks, buses, etc. name them, the importance of vehicles and the roles that they play with regards to transportation and everyday living cannot be understated. When the impacts and the importance to economies on a larger scale are considered using Japan, China, the US and France as some notable examples, the significance of vehicles … Continue reading The Auto Industry: Value Chain, Market and Policy Analysis and then Nigeria.