The trial of Yoruba kings

“Oluwo says he is Àrólé Olódùmarè … Again, every oba in Yoruba land, including Oluwo, is an omo Oduduwa. He got a son and named him Oduduwa. So, with this king, the trinity is complete…”…

How Yoruba’s Leopard got its claws

There cannot be silence anywhere dog is made to feast on leopard’s tail. There was a civil war in Nigeria during which Chinua Achebe wrote ‘How the Leopard got its claws’. It is a story…

CIVIL SOCIETY IN NIGERIA: A TREAT OR THREAT?

Nigeria’s NGOs are a crucial segment of society in Africa’s largest democracy, but their status is coming under intense scrutiny as the country’s lawmakers propose a piece of legislation that may curb their independence. Public…

RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA: WHAT WILL WORK?

Nigeria is Africa’s largest country and its size comes with huge management issues that have plagued its people since the country was formed in 1914. Several of Nigeria’s leaders have experimented with different administrative strategies…

Restructuring Nigeria; Not When, But How

Nigeria is at risk unless it finds the courage to restructure. A nation in dire straits, Nigeria has a choice, to restructure by plan or by default.  A planned restructuring will be collaborative, systematic, and…

Amotekun as catalyst for Nigeria’s restructuring

It was only a matter of time before someone pulled the trigger on the political contraption called Nigeria’s current incongruous, pseudo-federalism. A weird federal structure that has the bloated centre controlling what it should not,…