Soft drinks, benzoic acid and Nigerian regulators
As we all know, on account of the loopholes and laxity on the part of some of the regulators, a number of multinationals in Nigeria tend to get away with a lot they would not even dare dream of in other places.
Is Nigeria a tragedy?
In literature, tragedy does not really connote something tragic but it means a re-evaluation and possible redemption of a given situation. Truly, this is a season of darkness and struggling: No power, no good roads, unemployment and poverty are on the alarming rate.
Obumselu: Departure in the autumn of time
The saying that “A library is lost when an African elder dies” is partly true in the death of Professor Benedict Ebele Obumselu in the early hours of Saturday March 4, 2017. At 86, Obumselu was an African elder and much more.
Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70 - Part 2
It was in Lagos, on Christmas Day, 1975 that a number of young Nigerians, including Bene and myself, resolved and committed themselves to the revolutionary transformation of Nigeria on the platform of workers’ power, popular democracy and socialism.
Recession and the noise about a uniform
It is generally believed that Col. Ali is very close to President Muhammadu Buhari. If that is so, then, by his obstinacy, he is not serving fully well a President who has still not totally recovered from his ill-health.
Ile-Ife, small arms and light weapons
What happened in Ile-Ife was beyond the accusation by a Yoruba man that his own wife had been sexually exploited by a Hausa man. It had its roots in ethnic identification as will be demonstrated below.
Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70
Bene Madunagu is also variously described as a feminist, a human rights activist, a humanist, a scholar and teacher, a democrat, a Nigerian patriot, an internationalist, etc. She is all these, and more.
Making mortgages cheaper without reducing price
Houses are expensive capital goods. The median and average price of a U.S. flat and detached house is $313,500 and $377,700 respectively (U.S. Census, September 2016).