How to honour MKO Abiola

One thing about being a leader – whether good or bad – is that you can change the conversation with your utterances. That is exactly what President Jonathan did with his Democracy Day speech. He seems to have mastered the …

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A Consolidated Mess

The dispute between Lagos state doctors and the state government took a dramatic turn on Monday, as over 700 doctors were relieved of duty, and the move


It’s Back To Work For The Finance Minister

In the last one month, Nigeria and Nigerians have found themselves in an unusual position: one of their own was proclaimed as the best candidate for a job


Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

In the last several days, thanks to the Future Nigeria project and YNaija, there has been a discussion


Joachim MacEbong – Thoughts On The Future Awards Symposium

It has been said that where two or three Nigerians are gathered, Nigeria's problems will be discussed. The Future Project managed to get

national assembly

Yes, We Must Talk

My reflection is drawn from Segun Adeniyi's 'Must we talk?', where he faults calls for a Sovereign National Conference. I focus on this piece because it


Why Every Nigerian Should Pray For An Oil Price Crash

In a 2006 article for Foreign Policy and later in his book ‘Hot, Flat and Crowded’, Thomas Friedman outlined what he called ‘The first law of petropolitics’, which is an

Nigerian Unity

Joachim MacEbong – Initial Thoughts On Nigeria’s Unity

some foreign media outlets seem obsessed with the ‘Muslim North, Christian South’ narrative that is not only an oversimplification of a quite nuanced situation, but is outright inaccurate.


Fuel Subsidy: Has The Government Underestimated Its Citizens?

By Joachim MacEbong.

how far are the people ready to go in order to get the government, that is supposed to serve them, to do what they want?
While still