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(?)
Selecting a single word that reduces the three factors that make up the topic to a single expression, that word would be “surreptitious”. Slowly, stealthily and showing all but a lack of resolution in these series of unfortunate events that have been so intricately concealed under the veil of everyday living, edged on by both … Continue reading Global Warming and Its Unlikely Problematic Relationship with the Rampaging Fulani Herdsmen
It’s November and ordinarily it is about two months past the start of the second half of the tropical dry season – the season we usually call the harmattan – at least in this part of the world. Among other things, I personally am of the opinion that more than just the marked absences that … Continue reading Climate Change and Global Warming: Is There “Really” Any Hope?
In June of 2017, disasters, formed as floods, struck Lagos twice in the space of a few weeks. The low-lying-but-really-wealthy Lekki Axis suffered inputs from the severe downpours that lasted a for couple of days coupled with inputs from the rising tides of the Atlantic Ocean, resulted in severe flooding that rendered what was estimated … Continue reading Mismanaging Flood Risk/Remember NiMet?
In retrospect of the floods that stormed Lagos and shut down entire areas of the flood prone Lagos Island, we have put together a list of things to consider during the periods of the floods. The list generally comprises a few important and easy to carry out directives that may be the difference between weathering … Continue reading While the Flood Subsides: 7 Things to do [or not] When it Floods [Again].
After the second world war, the US and the USSR, two of the key allies that ensured that the tides of the war were turned in favour of common sense, ended their relationship beginning a new era in the history of humanity that we know today as the Cold War. Part of the by-products of the … Continue reading Africa and the Energy Revolution