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?
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
Politics. Politics, more politics, all largely misguided and ineffective. Personally, I strongly avoid mentioning the idea of corruption anywhere around the name Nigeria – if you would pardon the present contextual irony – because for some weird and inexplicable reason, Nigerians have found assured luxury in blaming “corruption” for every single thing that goes wrong … Continue reading The Militarisation of a Democracy
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?
The calls for fiscal restructuring of Nigeria have been rife in the news recently. Many concerned groups cutting across various sections of the country, quite uncharacteristically, have collectively agreed on one thing: if the country intends to shed the weight of problems holding it down, things have to change. That the issue of restructuring was … Continue reading Nigeria and Fiscal Restructuring; Much Ado about Much Ado
Tracking the way money moves in the world today is one of those things. It is very important as it helps with making informed investment decisions as well as on a grander scale, gives a behind the scenes look at the way global politics is playing out in its most honest manner – global politics … Continue reading The New Silk Road