Policy

Ibori: Ten Answers to The One Questio- Bunmi Makinwa

It is loud and quiet at the same time. The conversations on James Onanefe Ibori. On the streets and in homes. In minds and thoughtful reflections, people ponder and wonder – why would a self-identifying criminal emerge as a hero, a star that appears to shine like no other in Nigeria? What makes a known thief to stand out as ... Read More »

Jacob Zuma, Malema, SONA 2017 and Nigeria’s

As I sat to watch the televised procession of  President Jacob Zuma into the precinct chamber of South Africa’s National Assembly complex before his State Of the Nation’s Address, two leadership quotes came to my mind. One, it is not the power in the position that is important but ability to take charge, being accountable for the governed is important. ... Read More »

Governance, Accountability and sentiments, the difference between. ..

We have taken time to understand few things and why things happen the way they are. It is obvious things are not what they appear to be in the face value. There are deeper meaning to it when people are involved. No wonder ethnographic researcher had made a demand that if we must really understand  things the way they are ... Read More »

What Is Next For Jammeh – Even A Billion Years Will End- Bunmi Makinwa

Had he accepted defeat in the election of December 2016, Gambia’s President Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh, 51, would have been one of the few African presidents or heads of state who, having been in power for more than ten years or have had more than two terms of office, decided voluntarily to have a peaceful transition of power. Notable ... Read More »

How Trump Will Deal With Post-Election Loss – Bunmi Makinwa

Donald Trump will go through post election loss syndrome, also known as PELS, and his party will undergo transformation that will shed a new light on the United States. PELS is characterized as anger, denial, blame. PELS includes impulses of public tantrums and claims of victory, lower self-esteem, self-doubt, shock, depression and anxiety. It is doubtful that Trump will handle ... Read More »

Judges Who will Not sleep Comfortably – Bunmi Makinwa

In any country, when judges of the Supreme Court, the highest court of the land, are bundled out of their homes with half-open eyes in the middle of the night, it is not pretty. The “invaders” were not robbers, hooligans or protesters that came from the streets. They were officers of the Department of State Security (DSS) whose mandate is ... Read More »

Combating Wrong leadership perception in Africa – Sam adeyemi

Recently Prof Yemi Osinbajo made a striking statement about leadership which calls for deep thinking when he said  ‘Any leader who comes to office to steal money is mad’.  While this may be an indictment on the part of leaders, there is also a dimension of evil which emanates from followership.  Africans too have a very wrong perception about the ... Read More »

Where ‘Change’ Begins – Bunmi Makinwa

The “change begins with me” campaign of the federal government of Nigeria is running into obstacles. One of the latest undesirable hitches is plagiarism of President Obama’s speech in the text of President Buhari’s statement delivered at the recent launch. News, opinions, reports, commentaries and jokes in  print, electronic and online media are full of subtle and scathing attacks on ... Read More »

Why Nigeria Policies Are Not Sustainable

Nigeria is a great country with very vast and enduring potentials. Nigeria does not come behind in internationally acclaimed human and natural resources. This did not start today. Nigeria is so blessed it has no business with poverty or allied issues. But what obtains today is a pity story of a great nation  swallowed by mediocrity. We all know we ... Read More »

Donald Trump, Not Good for America, Not Good for the World -Bunmi Makinwa

Abrasive, accusative, aggressive and abusive, Donald Trump at initial stage of primaries for a Republican Party nominee for president of the United States, seemed a joke. He was notorious for having insisted that President Barack Obama was not born in the USA. As the number of contestants increased in the primaries, Trump was expected to drop out. Surprisingly, he kept ... Read More »

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