A quick look at the institution of corruption past present and future in Nigeria and sub-saharan-africa

When assessing the reasons for the non-development of countries in sub-Saharan Africa like Nigeria, commentators and scholars cite corruption as being responsible. My response has always been to point out the fact that Africa does not have a monopoly on corruption. The Bible has numerous illustrations of corruption. Jeremiah 17:9 ASV says that “the heart is deceitful […]

Whose democracy is it anyway? A brief political assessment of democracy in nigeria or africa

Over the last couple of weeks, we have all been watching different events unfold in Nigeria’s political landscape- baffling accounts of the double-crossing roles played by delegates as well as the horse-trading taking place among candidates. We have also read several speculative and disparaging things written about candidates, all fueled by their opponents and mostly […]

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 […]