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
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?
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?