Nigeria

#EndSARS: an intermission

It’s a bad thing the #EndSARS protests turned violent. I stand against the destruction of lives and property. The government should have handled the initial protests with more tact; leadership is responsible for the people regardless of their comportment at any instance. I take the case of a parent: you remain responsible for your child …

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#EndSARS as a placeholder

SARS #EndSARS, the people protest The people continue the protest The people continue in protest IGP ends SARS The people rejoice And continue, in protest IGP announces SWAT A new special team to protect us When police on patrol need help But the people protest The people protest #EndSARS now a placeholder, for all police …

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COVID-19: Opportunity for National Development

COVID-19, the coronavirus respiratory disease is the major news feature globally as I write this. The outbreak has caused entire countries to ask their citizens to remain indoors while health officials work tirelessly to treat infected people and contain its further spread. Nigeria has recorded 12 positive cases of the infection already and efforts are …

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Tomato

 is the new economic index. Now, you can exchange three like this for a bus ride from Ikeja to Yaba. Or for two bags of pure water. Or for two bottles of thinned colas. Or for four robo-robo chicken eggs. Or for two one-hundred-naira recharge cards. Or for one litre of petrol — with some …

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Startup-huberia

I regard Paul Graham very highly. His simplicity comes through without any trumpeting or marketing whizz-puff so I take what he writes seriously. His talk How to Make Pittsburgh a Startup Hub is consistently free of fluff. His answer to that query? Bring the young people in. Lots of them. These are the guys with energy …

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