Introduction: I thank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for inviting me today to participate in this important dialogue on the National Elections in Nigeria in 2015. It is...
Jim O’Neill – the Goldman Sachs banker who in 2001 coined the idea of a Brazil-Russia-India-China ‘BRIC’ serving as “building bricks of the 21st century world economy...

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Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington
It always presents an interesting scenario watching the clash between unbridled optimism and unbending realism; between boisterous faith and bare facts. While the parson traffics faith, the physician...
I think your article and that of your reference, Pius Adesanmi is very reflective of the Nigerian mindset that tends to limit growth rather than enhance it. A mindset that abhors a challenge of the...
I have since categorized the insurgency in the north into two phases. The known era and the mysterious era. The unrest of late 2009 that signaled the arrival of the deadly sect was indeed an open...
How many more must die for you to figure out that this is not working and rise up to replace the government, the elders and the formation of Nigeria if that be?
There is a joke about foolish people. It is only funny if you are not one of them. It goes like this: While People are fighting over land, over name, over color, over gender, over the meat of kite;...
Definitely, those young men and women who died while searching for a fictitious Nigerian immigration job would have been alive today if they were born citizens of any other country. Unfortunately,...
Just one question that Nigerians want answered: how much do we make from our oil and gas production and is the money being fully and transparently accounted for? Unfortunately, the quasi anti-graft...
Nigeria is a wonderful country, no doubt.
It is no longer news in Nigeria that over one million unemployed youths are readily applying for jobs where less than five thousand people are needed. The country is in the verge of revolution which...
The resistance of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh to the attempt by the new Minister of Defence, General Mohammed Gusau (rtd) to exert operational command over the...
Early one Sunday morning in February, a mysterious text message flashed across my cellphone. “Boko Haram may strike another church today, better stay at home,” the message read.  My...