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.
Short answer, a lot. And that’s not something that helps with security in these here parts. As a matter of fact, and quite surprisingly when other heavily armed countries like Finland, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia are considered, it works the other way round. Nigeria does not have a second amendment right in her constitution; the one … Continue reading Just How Many Guns Do You Think There Are Around You?
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
I remember when vision 2020 was first announced back between 1999-2000 with projections or aspirations that by the year 2020, Nigeria was going to be among the top 20 economies in the world. It did really seem so far from where we stood at that point that it was hard to imagine what that time … Continue reading #Nigeria: Make or Break Year 2018; Much Could Go Right As Could Go Wrong.