Needless hijab controversy in Kwara

The crisis currently rocking Kwara State over the use or otherwise of the hijab by female Muslim students in government-funded Christian missionary schools should leave no one in doubt about the divided state of Nigeria today. That Kwara, a liberal, moderate and accommodating state, which is well known for inter-religious harmony, would become the latest ground […]

Musings on the epochal US 2020 elections

As an election expert with a root in Nigeria’s civil society, I often get invited to discuss both national and international elections on various media channels. What was however surprising to me was that the raft of invitations I got to discuss the 2020 US elections especially the presidential poll. Conservatively, I must have granted […]

Beyond sixty years of independence

Brigadier-General Oluwole Rotimi was not the most flamboyant governor of the old Western State or Region. However, he was reputed to be a disciplined and good manager of state economy. When the Yakubu Gowon regime was overthrown in July 1975, he was one of two state governors adjudged not to have been corrupt by the incoming […]

CBN, MPC And The Economy

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met in the light of lingering uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and downturn in crude oil prices. The Committee reviewed these developments and assessed their impact on the domestic economy in the first three quarters of 2020 and noted the outlook for the rest of the year. Global Economic […]

Two different Stellas

There is a medical doctor called Stella Immanuel who is making some noisy waves in the United States now. She reminds us of another doctor, also called Stella but of stellar qualities whose father Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh was also a physician. He later became the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos. Dr. Stella Adadevoh […]

Nigeria: Lockdown in a Feeding Bottle Economy

As we practice social distancing, it is important to practice mental distancing as well. This means staying away from certain categories of people: Quack doctors who claim they have a cure for coronavirus; fake prophets who tell tales of how they saw this virus coming and can end it; conspiracy theorists who argue that this […]