Nigerians have a bad habit of not identifying the source of their problems before they begin screaming bloody murder about who has to go down for it. We did with Yar'Adua, did it with Jonathan, now we're on the same track with Buhari and fuel queues. Come on. The government has changed several times since … Continue reading The Nigerian #Petrocalypse: Once Again, the Fishes Drown.
To borrow a line from the ballad of the philosopher, poet and musician Fiftius Centus, “different day, same [crap]; old mark, new clip”, and even another philosopher, balladist and veteran gaga shuffler closer to home, Twous Facae: “e be like say they want to tell us another story again o.” however, maybe it is a … Continue reading The Atiku Article.
It was a sullen and warm November night when, in that eternity that lurks between the time when one goes to bed and when they finally fall asleep, I remembered the story a friend of mine Olisa, once told a few of our university hostel mates and myself during another warm and sullen, probably November … Continue reading I Have a Friend Who is from Umuleri.
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?
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?
If you’re one of those people who already know for sure that electric vehicles in Nigeria is a bad idea that will never work – not with the way NEPA is set up, not with the way Nigeria itself is set up, not for the foreseeable future. You have no business here. To save you … Continue reading Electric Vehicles: Let’s Be Honest, This is Nigeria We’re Talking About