We Failed Nigeria

In moments of brutal honesty, I acknowledge that Nigeria didn’t fail my generation. We failed her. Historically, there have been other nations that were just as bad as Nigeria, yet their people turned them around. Perhaps we should admit that we do not possess the character, insight, wisdom, networks, power, money and even luck, needed[…]

Toilets & the Dead

I am obsessed with toilets. Whenever I travel to a new country, I look forward to seeing the new innovations that have been introduced to the public toilets. I’ve seen luxury bathroom lounges in Dubai, technological wonders in the US and nature themed creations in Malaysia. I was so excited when Dyson’s 10-second hand dryer[…]

Nigerians Need Therapy!

Nigerians need therapy. We are in desperate need of healing and require deliverance from our predilection for plotting evil against one other. We must quench our gleeful joy when we pull down the successful and overcome our preference for the religious shackles of the Law. We must shed the belief that things must be difficult instead of easy. Nigerians needs therapy. Everything around[…]

The 20 Laws of Nigerian Politics

Understanding Nigerian politics requires a grasp of the following: Almost every power play is executed through proxies, many times without the direct knowledge of the Principal. Proxies are supremely powerful; getting away with murder in the name of the Presidency, ex-Presidents, Ministers, wives of elected officials & political appointees and so on. Politics is mostly about power[…]

The Leaders and Citizens Nigeria Needs

My generation does not need perfect leaders. We need leaders who are competent and have genuine compassion. Leaders who treat citizens like human beings with a right to life and happiness. We need authentic leaders who have demonstrable past achievements. And, we need leaders who know how to build bridges between competing interests and national priorities.[…]