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What’s the price of status?

There is a law called Parkinsons Law. It states that “work expands to fill the time available for its completion”, and that a sufficiently large bureaucracy will generate enough internal work to keep itself ‘busy’ and so justify its continued…

FACTSHEETS ON LASSA FEVER

Last week, Nigerians got a rude shock. Lassa Fever Epidemic is with us again. About ten states in the Federation has reported cases total of about 91 with mortality of roughly 40%. This necessitates this fact sheet on the disease…

TRAFFIC FOR LAG NA DIE

Lagos is a crazy city. Metropolitan cities are often plagued with many problems (which are to be expected), but the traffic problem in Lagos, Nigeria is a basket case. Log on to Gidi Traffic on Twitter, or listen to Traffic…

THE FUTILITY OF VISION.

Here is a conversation between a few friends on why Nigeria remains at subsistence level while our National Archives overflow with blueprints, manifestos, visions and policy documents. Some of these friends feel that we need to learn to crawl properly…

The conspiracy of the rich.

Someone said,.. …Don’t approach a bull from the front, a horse from the back, and a fool from any direction [The “fool” aspect had me holding my ribs in laughter.. This precipitated a short conversation about the human propensity to…

BEING AN OSTRICH HAS ITS PERILS

Nissan Motors recently eventually joined a number of auto manufacturers (like Toyota and Honda) who have decided to stop using the Takata airbag inflators. These airbags have been the source of numerous recalls for some years, with this safety device…

The REMITA scandal

All hell is about to break loose with the story of ‘REMITA’, a software product used by Nigerian government agencies and the CBN to manage the remittance of funds between themselves. The headline screams, FRAUD| Senate Directs CBN To Stop…