Unbundling or Restructuring: Much Ado about Nothing

By Olatunji Oginni Since the Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced the plan to unbundle the NNPC there have been numerous comments and critiques trailing the plan. Firstly, the members of both the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and…

How Being Tech Savvy Is Altering Our Culture In Nigeria

By Jennifer Ehiadiamen: Last month, I urgently needed a book from Laterna, a bookstore in Lagos. In the past, I would have gone to their website and placed an order. But that would have meant them calling me to confirm my purchase — since my voice was still cracked, I didn’t want to speak over the phone….

This was Senator Obama holding Bill Clinton’s jacket. Be Inspired

In the last few weeks this picture has been trending. The picture is said to be illustrative of  Barack Obama’s humility. The caption reads:  “Be calm God is taking you places. This was Senator Obama holding Bill Clinton’s jacket on Sept 5, 2005. Be Inspired” Yet, if we only look closely we can clearly see this picture is wrongly…

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…

Our Corruption Mindset

By Gideon Oladepo: Mainstream media and the social medial are awash with the news and discussions on the present federal government’s fight against corruption. The justification for the fight or otherwise, has pitched Nigerians against one another: those for and those against, even if such opposition is veiled in one form of the criticism of…

Film Review | Coming to America‏

This movie is one of the few Hollywood releases where the narrative of Africa as a dark continent is conspicuously absent! There was no reference to diseases, war, or poverty; in fact, it was quite the opposite.