Monday, October 15, 2018

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    Adebayo Adedeji and Africa’s ideology of development

Adebayo Adedeji and Africa’s ideology of development

The world recently lost a colossal intellectual figure. The name of Professor Adebayo Adedeji resounds in critical places across the globe where issues of regionalism, economic ideologies, engaged public administration and national and continental development constitute discourses that affect and transform lives, especially if these lives are Africans and Nigerians.In this sense, the whole of the African continent is left [...]

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    Making sense of the Nigerian landscape

Making sense of the Nigerian landscape

In an earlier article where I faced the agony of iterating Nigeria’s bleak socioeconomic and political environment, I lay out certain critical elements of social anomie and political listlessness that characterizes Nigeria. And this state of the nation is all the more tragic because it seems to have become aggravated since the democratic experiment commenced in 1999. And the four [...]

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    The state of the Nigerian nation

The state of the Nigerian nation

The Nigerian state is passing through a very tough time, and we really need to admit this if we must even have a chance of outlining the solution. In fact, if we will but face the stark reality, the Nigerian national project is tottering terribly on the edge of the abyss. This is not a comfortable truth for me to [...]

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    Unraveling execution trap as challenge to Nigeria’s economic recovery

Unraveling execution trap as challenge to Nigeria’s economic recovery

The jury is still out on the status of the economic recession that hit the country very hard since 2015. The report on the news is that Nigeria has been in economic recession for five consecutive quarters now without relent. No one needs to be convinced again about the untold hardship that the recession implies for Nigerians in terms of [...]

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    Latunde Odeku and Nigeria’s postcolonial healthscape

Latunde Odeku and Nigeria’s postcolonial healthscape

This critical tribute to Africa’s first neurosurgeon is a particularly tantalizing one for me to write. And the reason is specifically provincial. The late Professor Emmanuel Olatunde Odeku—neurosurgeon, poet, writer and patriot—hailed from Aáwé! And for those who are familiar with my intellectual history of the Nigerian elite, one thing is instantly obvious. I am an unabashed Aáwé indigene with [...]

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    Samuel Manuwa and the architecture of medical services in Nigeria

Samuel Manuwa and the architecture of medical services in Nigeria

The problem with genuine patriots is that they always carry about a strange death wish. In fact, the most significant test for patriotism is the willingness to give up one’s life for one’s country. And it should immediately become obvious that putting this yardstick this way reduces the space of patriotism considerably. For Horace, the Roman poet, “it is a [...]

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    God in the affairs of men: Spirituality and good governance in Nigeria

God in the affairs of men: Spirituality and good governance in Nigeria

In the Scriptures, the Proverbs and Ecclesiastes constitute two of the most profound books which distill insights into human experiences and direction in life. These are indeed books that take my time when I need to reflect on human nature and the conditions for human progress, or the lack of it, as the case may be. It takes little reflection [...]

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