“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. […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Re: Nigeria drafts in foreign mercenaries to take on Boko Haram | Reuters

The West African security source said several hundred foreigners were involved in running major offensive operations against Boko Haram, and were being paid around $400 a day in cash. via Nigeria drafts in foreign mercenaries to take on Boko Haram | Reuters. Rather than empower our soldiers and train millions of our unemployed and capable […]

Putting our Legislators to Work

When Babatunde Fashola signed the Lagos new Tenancy bill into Law on Wednesday (Yesterday), it occurred to me that the legislative arm of government is not only about sharing money, probing the executives or screening commissioners and ministers after all. Members of this arm of government are elected as per constituencies and the idea is that each member represents […]

Tenure Elongation: The Inmates Have Finally Taken Over The Asylum

When I first heard of the plot for Jonathan to elongate the tenure of the Presidency it sounded too bad to be true. Only an insane person would propose to tamper with that aspect of the constitution while the country is boiling on various fronts and still smarting from the last elections. I was wrong. So embarrassing is […]