48 Laws Of Power & Other Matters

I have met many who have lost their way in Nigeria. People who have given up on values and embraced manipulation instead. It would appear they share a few sentiments in common – anger, envy, bitterness and helplessness, closely followed by desperation and rebellion. The break down often starts like this: You do everything right,[…]

Africa is Laughing at Nigeria

The rest of Africa is laughing at Nigeria. On developmental indices, the items we continue to boast about are population, GDP and natural resources. Without education, electricity, health, justice and equity, of what use are those things? What is our GDP per capita (which is a measure of the wealth of citizens)? It is because[…]

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[…]