Did Colonialism Distort Our Knowledge Production Modes?

In considering the possible impact of colonialism on Nigeria’s development trajectory, I thought I would explore the notion of knowledge production modes. Sociologists define knowledge production modes as the ways knowledge is produced through material structure and social interactions. Accordingly, different societies have their own processes for developing skills and technology, learning and teaching, governing, agriculture, rearing […]

Nigeria at 61

Lending her voice to the celebration of Nigeria’s 61st independence today, speaking with KEMI AJUMOBI, Nonny expressed her opinion on our achievements, challenges and the way forward. Here is what they she has to say. Excerpts. As I contemplate the fact that our beloved Nigeria is celebrating 61 years of existence as an independent country, […]

2021 International Youth Day & The Development Of Nigerian Agricultural Innovation System (NAIS)

Reflecting on this year’s international youth day theme – “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, I got thinking about the political economy of Nigeria’s agricultural sector. It made me ask – why is Nigeria, despite being endowed with agricultural land, favorable climatic conditions, and a huge supply of human resources, faced […]

Social impact is in her DNA

Nonny Ugboma is an enterprising, definite optimist whose corporate social investment pursuits had resulted in being awarded one of the Top 50 most inspiring women in Nigeria by Business Day Newspaper (2019). She has successfully merged her passion for social development with her expertise in finance and strategic business management in carving out a niche […]

Time to Design a Circular Economy

As the year 2020 comes to an end and we contemplate a post- Covid-19 world, it is important that developing countries embark on missions to rebuild their economies. In doing this it cannot be business as usual – we would need to re-think our conventional models – such as the degenerative linear model which we […]

Exploring a new model for cooperation between business and society

Nonny Ugboma is the Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation (Image source: Nonny Ugboma) The hand-me-down capitalism models Africa inherited from her colonial masters have failed to yield a prosperous continent despite its vast resources. Therefore, Africa is in desperate need of something different that takes into consideration its unique history, qualities, and context. Experts […]