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Here is Everything You Were Ashamed to Ask About the Oronsaye Report

by David Hundeyinon May 13, 2020
Two years after the Nigerian Civil War ended in 1972, former military Head of State Yakubu Gowon decided that Nigeria’s civil service needed to be repositioned to deal with the challenges of managing a nouveau riche country. Swimming in petrodollars at the peak of the oil boom in what was and is still by some […]

Abba Kyari and the Legacy That Should Rest in Peace

by David Hundeyinon April 19, 2020
In life and in death, the late Chief of Staff was a compendium of important lessons. They're probably not what you are thinking.

Regime Security is not National Security and other Lessons from the Coronavirus Crisis

by David Hundeyinon March 31, 2020
In November 2019, doctors and nurses in the Chinese city of Wuhan, located in the central Hubei Province started noticing an influx of patients suffering from an unusually violent flu. China is no stranger to harsh seasonal flu outbreaks, but this was unlike anything they had ever seen before. Patients would have to be placed […]

Seek Ye First The Economic Kingdom

by David Hundeyinon March 23, 2020
In 2018 before I moved out of my old apartment in Bariga, I had a neighbour who had a child with learning difficulties. Korede must have been 7 or 8 years old, but he could barely communicate at toddler level. He also had a raft of health problems and he was rarely seen without his […]