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A Continent of Broken Dreams~ a cautionary warning•

August 3, 2015

The essence of this blog has always and will continue to be, simplifying constructive arguments to its most minimal base and not clouding your mind with unnecessary jargons that deflect from the real problems we seek to address. The African continent has been touted by many and rightly so as the next big frontier of […]

The Resource Curse: An examination of the Nigerian decay, the tentacles of corruption and the rise of extremism (Part 1)

June 21, 2014

I have always been an advocate of simplicity when trying to explain and decipher “complex issues “. I say this because I really don’t think problems are complex, I think they are made complex by those who created the problem when they try to explain their inability to fix the problem. The English dictionary has […]

Money Terrorism.. My Take on the Boko Haram insurgency.

April 21, 2014

Those who call themselves freedom “fighters”/ “terrorists”/ jihadist”, and are willing to die based on an ideology which they wholeheartedly believe in, do it based on that ideology alone for the most part. These beliefs are usually hinged on the concept of freedom, liberation and  justice. However perverted the principles they espouse are to the […]

Syria, Assad and the gamble that the world will do nothing.

August 31, 2013

  International law is vague, it’s very difficult to define and the premise of international law is a challenging phenomenon to any sovereign nation. It’s challenging because as a sovereign nation, your rights to carry out actions without outside interference is at the core of your independence. However, when you as a head of state, […]

Magna Carter, Samsung and the Politics of Disregarding Nigeria.

July 4, 2013

VENUE :USA When Samsung announced it was collaborating with Jay Z to publicize his much anticipated 4th of July Magna Carter album on its android platform by giving away 1million free downloads people were ecstatic; Not just because we love free stuff , but it was just not any free stuff, it’s a Jay z […]

Boko Haram, Amnesty and Goodluck Jonathan.

April 17, 2013

Nigeria has always been known as a bastion of corruption, as much as it hurts me to say this its the truth. Its been well documented, both by our local press and citizenry, and also by the international society. The boldfaced horrors of government looting, corrupt and criminal politicians and abject poverty are interwoven in […]

REBLOG : DON’T IGNORE THE LESSONS OF HISTORY

March 18, 2013

The Genocides in Rwanda, Darfur, and the Congo are a freighting and chilling reminder of how human intolerance and disdain for cultural, religious and ethnic differences can escalate to unimaginable levels. These countries will live forever with the memories of these brutal and inhumane killings, even as they struggle with their truth and reconciliation commissions, […]

6 reasons Nigeria is not ready for the change we just witnessed in Egypt.

February 11, 2011

Mubarak is gone! He stepped down earlier today. The headlines signaling the victory attained by the resilience and sheer will of the Egyptian people; flash and scroll across TV screens around the world. The events of the last 18 days have been seen and heard around the world, so going into an in-depth discussion about […]

Egypt and the North African uprising

January 31, 2011

When Mohamed Bouazizi an unlicensed street Vendor in Tunisia set himself ablaze in protest against the poverty, unemployment and the deplorable state of stagnation in the North African nation;  few knew it would lead to a wave of revolt in Northern Africa which could well spread beyond the shores of the motherland. Mohamed’s apparent suicidal […]

NIGERIA…..NOW AND THE FUTURE

October 10, 2010

I have gone back and forth since the 1st of October when Nigeria turned 50, contemplating whether or not to write this post. I have felt  a mixture of anger, disappointment and hopelessness. Questions of whether we can ever dig ourselves out of this enormous sink hole we find ourselves float around in my head.  Like […]