Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is a most interesting man. That is true whether or not you find him arrogant or intelligent; a truth-teller who was saved from a president’s wrath, or an ethnic jingoist who covers his thievery in sanctimony and finely-clipped English. I am not interested in those varying views in this essay; indeed, the…
Think before you share that picture
Every time you click, share or send one of these graphic videos, showing people at their most defenceless at their most vulnerable, you are contributing to the dehumanization of Africans.
Cultivating creativity as a key habit for transforming society
Some of my strongest early childhood memories are of sitting on our living room carpet drawing some silly image in my head, writing childish poems or randomly reading the dictionary or encyclopaedia.
To choose being British is not to slight Nigeria
Last month, after the UK General Elections, Abike Dabiri, the Nigerian Special Assistant for Diaspora Affairs, sent a letter of congratulations to seven newly-elected British Members of Parliament of Nigerian descent.
Echoes of the words of Oba Ewuare II
For anyone at home with the history of Benin and it’s illustrious yesterday, and is willing to spare some time to examine what the people had managed to sustain despite some reversal of fortune lately, then the speech by the new Oba, Ewuare II at his coronation last year...
What Nigerian politicians can learn from Jeremy Corbyn
It’s been nearly a year since 51.9% of Britons voted to leave the EU, ending a 43-year partnership. Since then the pound has been unsteady, hate crime has increased and despite Theresa May repeatedly reeling out the slogan ‘Brexit means Brexit,...
China thrives in historical relics, international trade
The Chinese government cherishes its historical background and, therefore has, created a lot of sight seeing facilities. Some of them such as the ‘Great Wall’, ‘Temple of Heaven’, ‘Summer Palace....
Stop talking, start producing
In the last four years, the average Nigerian has had a lot to say about the social, economic and political issues plaguing the country.
Accent privilege: Another sign of Nigeria’s love for all things foreign
I’ve never really thought much about the way I talk. Probably because I’ve always been more concerned with what I’m saying as opposed to how I’m saying it.