Lessons From Fuel Queues: The Gap

When you are bullied by reality to accept anomalies as norm, you will begin to blur the distinction. In Nigeria today, we have become used to the fuel scarcity situation – spending 30 minutes on a fuel queue is now a blessing, a blessing we testify about in church services. While speaking to a foreign…

Redefining Nigeria in 2016: Reacting to Scarcity

In Nigeria, you soon realise that there is a limited supply of the finer things in life. Commodities which are regarded as basic in other countries are articles of ostentation here. These days In Nigeria, we have been told to buckle for austerity measures, even though we see our politicians loosening the belts while our…

Redefining Nigeria in 2016: The Mentality

There is a mentality in Nigeria. The mentality is expressed in the view that; with the right amount of money, you can substitute a Nigerian reality mired in challenges, with a stress free vacuumed off one. An example of an excess of this mentality is exemplified by the Sambo Dasuki saga. The ‘trial by media’…

Redefining Nigeria in 2016: The Youth

January brings a false sense of security. To many, January is an extension of December’s festivities. January excuses lethargy in the workplace; individuals are accommodated in January, despite their lack of drive. Of those captured by this January curse, many have lofty 2016 goals. With the laziness that riddles January, such goals and aspirations resemble…

In 2016; The Stakes are Bigger

  Although the end of the year often brings glad tiding, it also brings heartache over proverbial roads not taken. Crumpled papers often testify of accomplishment and milestone that were never reached. Laziness and distractions – these two brothers are often rightly to blame for the promises of glory that were never fulfilled. Faint scrawls…

Learning From Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets

Today, I joined with other Nigerians to celebrate the success of Nigeria’s u-17 team, at the just concluded u-17 World Cup in Chile. On the way to the finals, ‘our boys’ recorded great victories – most notably the defeat of perennial heavyweights: Brazil. Our boys did us proud, their scintillating football, warming them into the…