“THERE IS NO PLAN” – A SHORT STORY

On the day after attending Buhari’s inauguration, I reached out to one of my campaign contacts to find out what was going to happen next. Since the campaign team of which he had an important role had delivered an improbable victory, it was “obvious” that the same team and he would help run the government. …

Dear President Buhari, Here’s Pulse From The Streets

Thanks to my pre-election activism,  anytime I leave my compound, the gatemen (onye kuzi, we have too) from the adjourning compounds greet me “Sai Baba!” This has been the status quo EVERY SINGLE time I leave my house. It became tiresome to me because  sometimes I just want to continue my train of thought while …

#TheList: One Nigerian Ministry I’d LOVE To See

The list of noisemakers Ministers comes out today. There is ONE Ministry that I think would ensure Nigeria grows aggressively in the next few years. The Ministry of Regional Development. This would be made up of 6 Ministers. One in charge of each of the Geopolitical Zone they come from.  Basically, NDDC for each of the …

Like Corbyn, Like Buhari

Before dismissing me as an SEO scavenger due to my choice of title, first understand the double entendre at play. Inasmuch  as the backgrounds of Buhari, Nigeria’s President and Corbyn couldn’t be more different, (soldier vs. activist) they have a lot of likeness and for that, I like the both of them. For those that …

My Take on Buhari’s First 100 Days.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe – Abraham Lincoln The quote above best summarises what I think of Buhari’s first 100 days. But I’d like to expatiate a bit using an extended analogy that factors in the perception of Nigerians vis-à-vis the …

Let’s Be Honest, Lagos is NOT Working

Allow me rant a little. Today it took me about 3 hours to complete the barely 25km journey from Ikeja to Victoria Island. “Why didn’t you leave earlier? ” would be the typical response. But why the fuck should one leave earlier than 9am for a 12 noon appointment at a place that should not …

Before We Boycott “These Xenophobic South Africans”

As a result of the mindless Xenophobic attacks by some Black South Africans on their fellow brothers, especially those who are citizens of countries that sacrificed for their freedom, there has been understandable anger. However, I have seen a lot of this anger being directed towards ALL South Africans. As a Nigerian, I know how …

Ambode vs Agbaje: My Random ‘Objective’ Musings on #LagosDecides

Unlike in the Presidential Elections, I am not vested in the Lagos Guber race between APC and PDP For APC Lagos – although the Fashola/Tinubu combo have arguably been the best performers in Nigerian governance, their handling of a couple of things leave a lot to be desired. For PDP – It’s PDP. Back to …