Things are getting better
Justice Ephraim Akpata did not postpone the 1999 elections. Abel Guobadia did not postpone the 2003 elections. The notorious Maurice Iwu did not postpone the equally notorious 2007 elections. But since 2011, every election has been postponed for one reason or the other.
Nigeria’s next big reform
Every time you see a building in Nigeria with “This house is not for sale” painted on it, it is a stark and painful reminder about Nigeria’s failure to reform one of the most critical ingredients for economic development in any society. Since 1978 when it came into being, Nigeria’s Land Use Act (LUA) has…
How Nigerian politicians are the luckiest in the world
Admit it - Nigeria’s politics is very entertaining and fun to watch. Yes, Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world but so what? The same Nigeria is very rich in what my kids like to call shenanigans.
Vote for me and get $5,000
As I’ve been saying, Nigerian social scientists have gone on strike. I’m thus left with no choice but to step into the gap and conduct social experiments from time to time.A few days ago, I decided to carry out one such exercise on my twitter followers.
How to save Nigeria from NNPC
Nigeria has had very many dark days. A series of unfortunate events has meant that the country has never quite managed to live up to its potential. But one particularly terrible dark day - April 1, 1977 - stands out as the biggest economic disaster that has so far befallen Nigeria since independence.
How do you like your financial risk?
How do you like your risk when you’re investing your money? In your quest for profit and returns, are you prepared to risk it all and take an...
On transforming Nigeria: Who will bell the cat?
What is the recipe for economic growth and development for a society or country? How do countries go from being poor to being rich? Is there a tried and tested formula to follow for a country like Nigeria so that we can save time and just hurry along to the desired destination
Cheap votes and political olympics
If you can find the time this year, I ask you to do something - detach yourself from Nigerian politics for a while and just observe all that is going on from a safe distance.