Yes, Nigeria has been “Corleonised.” No film and novel have influenced the psyche of the Nigerian male as much as Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, the film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Many of the leaders of the various fields of activity in the country today dreamt of and mimicked the…

Unsurprisingly, the typical Nigerian believes Nigerians are amongst the most intelligent people in the world. The reasons for this belief are varied, none of them empirical. Some attribute this widely held belief amongst Nigerians to the number of high profile Nigerians that have attended top universities in the world. It…

“There is no good name for a terrible disease” – Urhobo proverb

“The solution to Africa’s problems lie solely in Africa” – George Ayittey

Coconut Head Corruption (CHC) is a term derived from the vocabulary of George Ayittey, a distinguished U.S. based Ghanaian economist, and is used to describe the…

The sun was shining very bright but it was not giving London any warmth humans could sense. The warmth was coming later possible with love. Albanny Korrow like most other males on the train platform was dressed in bithermal attire which could be comfortable in both mild summer and mild…

Numerous factors are acutely responsible for the persistence and worsening of the phenomenon of corruption in many so-called democracies. These factors include regulatory capture, lack of transparency, inappropriate political systems, vertical policy transplantations, weak rule of law, harsh economic conditions, the absence of political legitimacy etc. All these factors tend…

Grimot Nane

Errant scholar, economist & Opintar. Ideas, books, jazz & boats interest me. Writing is a habit.

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