April 2, 2012

Who is afraid of the PIB?

The petroleum industry bill (PIB) is 12 years or 4380 days in the making – enough time to nurture a child from birth until the second […]
August 19, 2011

A lemon by any other name would still be sour

Once upon a time there was a woman with 6 sons with different gifts and natural talents (in the beginning there were 2, then somehow they […]
August 11, 2011

Laws of success (in Nigerian Government)

It’s been seventy-nine days since May 29 – it does not seem like much is happening but much has happened. We have somewhat new federal and […]
August 4, 2011

Where to go when the fairy tale ends?

Once upon a time, girl meets boy, they fall in love and live happily ever after. Until he attacks her in frenzy, butchers and kills her […]
July 29, 2011

Our Transport Nightmare

“To transport someone is a feat of astonishing determination and imagination. Shakespeare did that emotional transporting with words; London’s Underground does it physically with engineering.” And […]
July 29, 2011

20 transport policies later = nothing

Nigeria’s National Transport Policy of 1993 stated that: “The Nigerian transport system functions in a crisis situation”, because of “a major imbalance between the needs of […]
July 6, 2011

The transformation keke (I)

At last the long awaited and well-lobbied list of ministers has been released; what an anti climax. The numbness caused by the overwhelming stench of stale […]
December 29, 2010

I am a Nigerian, where am I from? Battle for supremacy: Indigenes v Settlers

Am I a Nigerian first or am I from my state of origin/local government first? As a Nigerian am I free to settle and develop where […]
December 15, 2010

Stop: no human rights here

I am never quite sure if my thoughts are the magnets for the stories or if the stories that seek me out fuel my thoughts – but human rights has definitely been a recent theme. I am sure the predominance of human rights violation stories is not unconnected to Human Rights Day (December 10 2010) but the connection between power and the contempt with which man treats man is scary.
October 20, 2010

‘Open eyed’ justice: the Nigerian way

The Nigerian police and the judiciary have played their separate but almost equal roles in ensuring Nigerians believe that ‘justice’ does not exist. What else can […]
September 15, 2010

Our modest judges

A few weeks ago the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) released the results of a survey on Magistrate Courts which indicated that 70% of Nigerians […]
September 8, 2010

Our uncharitable incorporation

Not all the fervor around the 2011 elections is because of the large amounts of money that will be spent or diverted. A lot of the […]
August 30, 2010

Zoning & Federal Character

Zoning for mediocrity Nigeria can no longer afford to keep sacrificing good governance for ethnic considerations. For months Nigerians have been distracted by the entertainment provided […]