Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech
Donald Trump should fire his Foreign Policy team after reading this piece. The reasons for this are as follows. In International relations, foreign policies are guided by State ideology and International Law. International Law is the universally acknowledged legal system that regulates international relations and foreign policy. Diplomatic relations are regulated by the Vienna Convention… (0 comment)

Fulani Herdsmen: A Road Not Taken
The title of this piece, “Road Not Taken” was the name of Robert Frost’s poem written in 1916. The narrator regrets not following a particular branch to his destination, and after choosing another road, the narrator tells himself that he would come back to this branch one day in order to try the other road.… (0 comment)

A Manual for Nigeria’s Armed Robbers, Pickpockets and Small-Time Con Artists
If you happen to know any Nigerian armed robber, pickpocket, small-time con artist, low-level 419-er or participant in medium-grade crime, do invite them to read this important piece, a novel and indispensable how-to-survive manual. Verily, verily I say unto this fraternity of felons: If you hearken to my message and manual, you shall no longer… (0 comment)

Who Is Corrupt In Nigeria?
Corruption, which can be defined as dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefits, has become a subject of negative controversy in our nation. And the one which has become the bane of all corruption is political corruption, clearly defined as the abuse of public… (0 comment)

The (Un)Marked Presidential Graves
Power has an enthralling effect on African politics and politicians. Many a President never imagined life outside power. That is why graceful retirement or resignation is somewhat something of a ‘taboo’. After unleashing series of terror on the populace, committing assassinations, looting of the treasury and other sundry crimes with impunity fear of the unknown,… (0 comment)

Nigerians and Social Darwinism
Social Darwinism perfectly describes our current situation in Nigeria. This term was coined in the late 19th century to describe “the idea that humans, like animals and plants, compete in a struggle for existence in which natural selection results in “survival of the fittest.” I see a replica of this nuance not only on social… (0 comment)

There is an Evil in our Land
“There’s an evil in our land, And a foe we must withstand, Let us be strong to fight the wrong…” Jennie Evelyn Hussey. Nigeria has been given over to an evil debased mind and culture. Evil now rules us and the wickedness that has been sown is reaping a whirlwind of horrifying judgment that is… (0 comment)

The Small Things that Spell Big Failures
Last Wednesday, I got a phone call from a reporter at one of Italy’s major newspapers, la Repubblica. It was the second anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State. In a macabre move, the terrorist group that abducted the girls, Boko Haram, had released a video featuring some of… (0 comment)

Victorian Lagos Slaves and the Inversion of Oshodi Tapa
 My attention has been drawn to the press statement issued by the Oshodi Tapa family titled, “Oshodi Tapa wasn’t a slave of Oba Kosoko, says family” (The Guardian 6th May 2015) which is a response to my review of Prof Adeyemo Elebute’s magnificent biography: The life and Times of James Pinson Labulo Davies:  A Colossus of Victorian Lagos. The… (0 comment)