When Proper Democratic Process Fails Us: The Saraki Crisis

The “Saraki crisis” is making Nigerians and some foreign spectators of the three arms of government to rethink their understanding of the design and processes of democracy in the real-world, particularly the legislature. Surely, democracy is not a dirty word in Nigeria… yet. (more…)

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Will Bombing Big Thieves Do the Trick?

Will Bombing Big Thieves Do the Trick?

Nations cannot bomb crimes out of existence as the Government of Nigeria seems to think and practice. When purely criminal or illegal activities are committed and perpetuated in a society during peace times and they have no military or genocidal implications, ‘policing’ is the proper line of action, at least in a democracy. (more…)

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Privatise the Government of Nigeria!

Privatise the Government of Nigeria (GON)!

It is amazing to hear that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s refineries are to be sold. Why? Because of inefficiency and under-performance problems if a self-set 30-day government ultimatum fails. This is the same NNPC that is supposed to be the only concrete evidence that President Muhammadu Buhari is doing a good job. Bianimikaley! (more…)

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Solo Mansion Communities in Nigeria

Solo Mansion Communities in Nigeria

Development in Nigeria is a narrow focus on brick, mortar and tarmac constructions with imported technology gadgets thrown in. The masses appreciate and brag about by the developers. Livelihoods, human development, life protection, and life preservation. These and other aspects of developments in Nigeria are yet to kick-in as development objectives or indicators.

Furthermore, the brick, mortar and tarmac constructions the residents often elevate to mythical and unspoken dimensions as development achievements. Such thinking is a habitual turn of mind. It has not evolved beyond pre-Independence expectations of development in developing nation ever-pregnant with hope. (more…)

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