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Cops and robbers (3)

Nigeria Police

The World Bank has consistently warned that there is a direct link between the fragility of the economy and the volatility of the crime wave: “The Nigerian economy runs the risk of unravelling if the government does not implement some difficult and unpopular reforms. Personal incomes will drop below where they were forty years ago […] Read Full Story

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In a lighter mood: A festival of oddities

When I released my earth-shaking prophecies and predictions for 2021, I noted that the environment was so tensed up and filled with deadly, fearsome, coronised and unsavoury news. I therefore promised to lighten our moods by taking time off these dreary issues. Unfortunately, the doomful developments (economical, insecurity, coro) have been so pervasive that one […] Read Full Story

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Hope Healeth

I can put my hand on my chest and confidently say that Nigerians are some of the most hard working people in the world and that’s a wonderful virtue. Unfortunately, with equal confidence and without any fear of being contradicted, I will also say we’re among the most stressed people in the world. Still grappling […] Read Full Story

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Maritime disorder in the mighty ocean

Shipping is one of the most dynamic industries in the world with fluctuating profits and losses depending on global economy. Shipping business is anchored on international trade and operates within a complex web of international treaties among shipping firms, shippers and governments. Maritime scholars believe, however, that there is hardly any shipping firm, shipper and […] Read Full Story

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Capitalism: East or West? (7)

As Professor Wang Gungwu of the National University of Singapore observes in Mahbubani (2020), “while the world has had many ancient civilizations, the only ancient civilization to fall down four times and rise again is China. As a civilization, China is remarkably resilient (Mahbubani, 2020).” African countries which see China as a model must bear […] Read Full Story

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Traditional rulers under fire

Last week, the organisation I work for, SBM Intelligence, released an infographic about attacks on traditional rulers in Nigeria over the last decade. It is an important graphic because it shows just how even the traditional institutions, which at least had some organic authority in most parts of Nigeria, have come under strain, a strain […] Read Full Story

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Cops and robbers

(i) “CONTROVERSY TRAILS KILLINGS BY ALLEGED AMOTEKUN OFFICER IN OYO.” A man said to be a member of the Oyo State Security Agency, popularly known as Operation Amotekun, has allegedly killed two persons in the IsaleOsi area of Ibadan. The two victims were identified as Akin Delokun and Azeez Hammed. The suspect, SikiruApanpa, was also […] Read Full Story