Dear Nigerians, why do we behave so badly?

My brother sent me a Facebook post someone had shared from one @Harrydaniyan about a social experiment he conducted in Utako Abuja. The writer said he was walking on the sidewalk when pedestrians began to give way to vehicles who,…

Nigerians to pay 7.5% VAT on Facebook ads from January

Facebook says Nigerians will pay 7.5 per cent value-added tax (VAT) on all ad placements from January 1, 2022. The social media giant said this in a statement issued yesterday. According to the statement, the charge will apply to those…

8 Nigerians bag UK awards for `breaking glass ceilings’

Eight outstanding Nigerians in the UK, who have “broken the glass ceiling’’ have been honoured by the Nigerian-British Business Forum at a high profile event in London. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the awards highlight the outstanding…

Biko, why are Nigerians so Shameless? – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Thoughts on our general lack of shame Earlier this week, a video made the rounds on social media and WhatsApp groups. Over twenty staff of Heritage Bank, dressed in the bank’s branded t-shirt, went to Senator Andy Uba’s Abuja house…

Buhari calls for unity and solidarity on the occasion of Eid

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his best wishes to all Nigerians and Muslims across the globe as they mark the Eid Al Fitr following the completion of a month of fasting. A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President…

More Nigerians will end up as slaves in Libya – Peju Akande

I went to one of the visa offices in Lagos recently; those who are familiar with visa offices will tell you there are hundreds of dreams waiting to be fulfilled among the hordes of touts that bombard you as soon…

Dear Nigerians, we don’t have security forces o! – Peju Akande

Recent attacks by Boko Haram got me thinking about how utterly clueless our security agents and porous our public places are. You would think that our security agencies should, by now, have mastered the profile of the average suicide bomber,…

Nigerians love drama no be small – Peju Akande

Whie I was cutting my teeth in advertising I realised my bosses always looked for drama in my script. They wanted scripts that would tell a relatable and yet memorable story for some of the brands I was handling and…

Nigerians love ‘associations’ too much – Peju Akande

Nigerians love ‘associations’, no be lie. Virtually every artisan belongs to one association or the other, in fact, every Nigerian is a member of one association, ethnic, school, profession, even neighbourhood, anything at all. And it’s not a bad thing…

Dear Nigerian, can you please mind your business – Lucia Edafioka

One of the many things Nigerians are good at is the ability to give unsolicited advice. This is why comment sections on blogs are like war theatres. When I first moved to Lagos, there was this woman who stopped me…

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