Is it fair to call Nigeria a failed state?
Last week, armed robbers stormed five banks in Offa local government, Kwara state.Eyewitnesses reported that attackers ‘shot aimlessly’ as they ‘blew up entrances’ to banks.
One in five Nigerians suffer chronic depression
By accounts from those who knew him, Dr Orji was a brilliant doctor. He worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in Surulere and was described as ‘gentle,’ by his neighbours. But he also struggled.
Not too young to run? That’s only half the problem
In certain schools of political thought, from time to time, the elite classes drop crumbs of hope to pacify the masses. These crumbs are dropped to propagate the belief that a shift is underway that will eventually lead to real political change. The passing of the Not Too Young to Run Bill, is one of…
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.
On Dammy Krane and Sinzu: Where it all went wrong
They didn’t use whatever money they acquired to buy food or pay medical bills. It was spent on clothes, private jets, all to promote a lifestyle they couldn’t afford but felt they were entitled to.
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.
The ‘Returnee’ narrative is rooted in the idea of success, and it’s wrong
Success has many parents, failure is an orphan.” Growing up, this was an adage I heard a lot and it’s one that has resonated with me. Everyone wants to be associated with success.
Nigeria is 56, should we be celebrating?
When I was younger Nigerian Independence Day was kind of a big deal. My friends and I would paint our faces, don our flags and head down to Stratford Rex (or wherever the big Independence Day party was) and dance the night away in celebration. What exactly we were celebrating was somewhat abstract. None of…
Rich man Pikin's, IJGB's and OG's: Not all returnees are created equal
There are lots of misconceptions about returnees the group of people some of you like to call I Just Got Back, but one of the most common assumption is that we're all the same.