Who says the world will change after COVID-19

Experts often douse the post COVID-19 enthusiasm by saying that the world will not be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are at the end of a current era and beginning the other,” they say, “so adjust your plans and adapt to a new normal.” I admit, that starting this article with cynicism is not often the conventional way to draw attention to an article, but then, what is conventional these days? Read more …


Levels of two major air pollutants

Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant — ground-level ozone — has increased in China, according to new research. Read more …


From Hard Times to Self-Reliance and Innovation in Nigeria

Last week, my incurably APC-optimistic relative declared with a blank stare, “Nigerians are suffering.” It is an impossible situation –poor power supply, the absence of fuel to power generators, and worst of all, the boiling heat. Many people spend long hours struggling under the burning sun during the day, and at night, sleep in incredibly hot rooms without power supply and with windows shut to avoid mosquitoes. An impossible situation. Read more …


Establishment of sustainable system for SP-CT in a Nigeria: Sub National: An Excerpt of a Political Economy Analysis

One of the 36 states in Nigeria, Edo State occupies 19,187.7 sq km of land area with a population density of about 168 persons per square kilometer. Home to a population of over 4 million people (NBS, 2016), Edo state comprises of four major ethnic groups; namely Edo (Binis), Esan, Owan and Etsako. However, the State is known to have a high presence of residents from across the country because of its cosmopolitan tendencies. Read more …


Levels of two major air pollutants

It is a popularly accepted ideology that the solutions to any challenge must come from within. The same must be the case with the burgeoning poverty crisis that Nigeria faces on a daily basis. Our appalling poverty indicators are well known. Over 70% of its 170 million population are poor living below $1.25 a day. Many employed and unemployed make a living owning small or medium enterprises. This character is not limited to the uneducated.Read more …


A new Pandemic. A new leadership battle for the vulnerable

Imagine a time when you felt that the odds are against you and that it is unlikely that you will ever get out of a particular sticky situation. Yes? No? I was asked this question a couple of years ago and could not relate to it until I thought of my more mischievous childhood in Nigeria. There were instances mischief had got me in trouble and with no-nonsense parents – at that time, I felt that life, as I knew it, was going to end that day! Read more …


Catching up with the developed world: Enterprises or innovation Dede Kadiri

Since the 1970s, enterprise development has been prescribed as the panacea to Nigeria’s economic development and the path out of poverty. Through numerous policies, Nigeria has introduced a series of fiscal, monetary and export incentives to promote micro, small and medium enterprises.Read more …


One thing the #blacklivesmatter campaign is missing

I have refrained from speaking about the #blacklivesmatter movement for many reasons. A more reactive response would be to establish that I am black and should show a passionate interest in the movement. I agree. However, I would rather hopefully, make my contribution as …Read more …