Mass Failure And Our Future

By Michael Egbejumi-David


In the run-up to the last Ekiti gubernatorial contest of June this year, I wrote a piece about Fayose, a little reminder of some of the scandals that led to his being kicked out of office first time around.  To my shock, a lot of young responders on Facebook never got it.  They thought I was saying that because Fayose was once a cab driver in London,... read more

The Wages of Impunity, By Wole Soyinka

The dancing obscenity of Shekau and his gang of psychopaths and child abductors, taunting the world, mocking the BRING BACK OUR GIRLS campaign on internet, finally met its match in Nigeria to inaugurate the week of September 11 – most appropriately. Shekau’s danse macabre was surpassed by the unfurling of a political campaign banner that defiled an entry point into Nigeria’s capital of Abuja.... read more

Good Governance As Panacea For Sustainable Democracy

by Hannatu Musawa

It is an unassailable fact that democracy as is currently practiced in Nigeria has produced unpalatable results associated with the nature of the Nigerian state and the character of our elites. Our democracy has thus far tended to promote inequality rather than equality.

Last week, the Nigerian Guild of Editors held its 10th annual All Nigerian Editors... read more

Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

As global investors and business leaders look to Africa as the next region of transformative economic growth, they are paying increasing attention to Nigeria. With about 170 million inhabitants, the country has long been the most populous in Africa, but it is only now being recognized as the continent’s largest economy. In April 2014, the government began to release “rebased” data that showed... read more

I insist Nigeria is dancing on the brink — John Campbell

A former United States of America Ambassador, John Campbell, tells BAYO AKINLOYE in this interview that his view about Nigeria has not changed and that the country faces formidable challenges that will either make or break it based on the choices made by Nigerians



In your critically acclaimed book, Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink, you talked about Nigeria... read more

A Diaspora Commission?


THE idea of creating a Nigeria Diaspora Commission, canvassed intermittently over the past five years, seems to have gained a new impetus after the Committee on Diaspora and Foreign Policy Matters of the National Conference currently sitting in Abuja came out in support of voting rights for the estimated 15 million Nigerians living abroad.... read more

Why The Nigerian Diaspora Should Return Home

Africa is the place to be! Yes, we’ re all accustomed to the arguably overflogged ‘Africa rising’ narrative. The media is quick publish lists on who’s cashing in on Africa’s success and the continent’s growing billionaire numbers. On those lists, various Nigerians hold several spots, having found their niche in the market. Still, much of the country’s diaspora remains abroad, hesitant to go... read more

Nigeria cannot do without the North, By Femi Aribisala

In 2005, Goldman Sachs Investment Bank forecast that Nigeria will be the 20th largest economy in the world by 2025 and the 12th largest by 2050; ahead of Italy, Canada and South Korea. Having identified Brazil, Russia, India and China as four emergent powerhouses of the world economy referred to as the BRICS; it included Nigeria among “the Next Eleven” countries of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia... read more

Checking Out

Checking Out” of Nigeria? Check Out Some Hidden Costs First

It is far easier leaving Nigeria than returning to re-settle there permanently, in spite of whatever anguish you endured before obtaining your visa. When you left Nigeria, some 10 to 30 years ago, you were probably by yourself.  You had only one piece of luggage; no wife and no children. You were in your mid-... read more

Our Music Has No Conscience!

“Shake”, “Waist”, “Whine”, “Money” and copious insertions of alcohol brand names. These are the prominent, recurring decimals in the spawn of today’s music industry.Sexual perversions, braggadocio, objectification and subtle disparagement of females, revelling in inebriation; these are the themes around which their “odes” revolve. One would be hard pressed to find any song, recording, musical... read more