For this article, I am inspired to write about Dr. Stella Immanuel’s much-touted video on her treatment of COVID-19 patients in her medical clinic in Houston, Texas. Absent of any extensive background in the science of epidemiology or medicine, my analysis is purely sociological. Sometimes it behooves social scientists as well to examine and scrutinize social events that are puzzling and even mysterious.
August 13, 2020
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the coronavirus, which has metamorphosed into a global pandemic and claimed many lives worldwide. Nigeria, our beloved country, is not immune to the danger of this respiratory tract infection. We have lost many prominent citizens—from the former Chief of Staff to the President and to other politicians—university personnel, and, of course, a multitude of worthy citizens whom we have nothing to read about.
July 24, 2020
The problem of economic ruin in Nigeria can easily be traced to white-collar criminality and the cyclical nature of hedonism that has permeated the culture and sustained a formula of chronic corruption ―ID Onwudiwe The suspension from office of Ibrahim Magu, the former acting chairman of the EFCC, for alleged diversion of recovered funds and other corrupt practices in the performance of his official duties by the presidency is a massive step in the right...
July 13, 2020
The distribution of a $22.7 billion loan to all Nigeria’s regions (except the Southeast) does not reflect the nation’s real character. Instead, it demonstrates the impunity of marginalization and demonetization at its worst in our great republic. Our President, Muhammadu Buhari, must serve all Nigerians, regardless of the differences in their ethnicities, languages, cultures, religious practices, political preferences, and electioneering or the country’s historical events or management of funds.
June 28, 2020
All Nigerians should be vexed about the killings that have befallen the northeastern region of Nigeria and which have also penetrated other areas of the Nigerian federation. In a series of papers presented at the NISEC Homeland Security Conference 2014, I discussed my ideas on how to combat terrorism in Nigeria. Israeli experts and other scholars and security specialists also enunciated their own counter-terrorism initiatives in Abuja
June 13, 2020
In a 2000 paper published in the International Journal of African Studies, I presented a case for local police devolutions in Nigeria that will bring the police closer to the people. The article argued that a colossal policing command headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria could not possibly provide adequate policing functions to the security trepidations of the citizens. That proposition was deduced before the mayhem of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeastern part of Nigeria that has resulted in the molestation and kidnapping of innocent Nigerian school-aged girls from Chibok in 2014.
June 1, 2020
Recently, Professor Ibrahim Gambari was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to manage the affairs of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria. Prof. Gambari’s appointment comes with many years of service in government and bedrock in academic responsibilities, including a plethora of accolades. The President has made a far-sighted decision and must be exalted. Occupying the Office of the Chief of Staff means that Prof. Gambari is responsible for the management of the Presidential Villa and information flow. What then does it mean to have this role?
May 20, 2020
The dilemma facing Nigeria today might not be rooted, as many believe, solely, in the management of her state of affairs, but also her avowed colonial quiddity. For Nigeria to realize her standing locus in the world, she must, first, extricate herself from the doom sustained and maintained from an ethos of colonial dependency. There must, therefore, be an effort for an overall progressive and decolonization agenda.
May 10, 2020
Indeed, young people are demanding an even playing field on which they can play in the social world. Therefore, it becomes essential to afford everyone access to an equal or level sphere to participate and prosper in the economy of Nigeria.
April 24, 2020