tyro Profile picture
Co-author - with @folafagbule - of “Formation: The Making of Nigeria from Jihad to Amalgamation” UK https://t.co/9PDlOe9B4X US https://t.co/uKtB8hyPn8
Oct 5, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
Yesterday I listened to an audio recording of a phone call between 2 people. Some random chap and a lady who appears to be a state of the Lagos Taxman, LIRS. They were discussing the many sins of Ambode and why he’s lost his seat As @RemiAdekoya1 pointed out, a skillful politician relieves you of the burden of having to think for yourself. So the first sin they attributed to him was ‘deviating from the Lagos Masterplan’. Well done to Tinubu for this genius narrative
Sep 26, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
But the Nigerian Govt does NOT know how to spend money. There is simply no capacity or institutional knowledge or pipeline through which what you’re saying they should have done could have been achieved. Quite harsh Saving was fine to do. Mobilising the private sector to roll with the government in the same direction is the tricky but most beneficial part. The current Govt does not even believe in that so it’s a non starter
Aug 20, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
Today is Monday, which means it's a good day to remind you that Buhari and his acquiescent party, APC, were 100% responsible for the economic crisis 2016. The recession was avoidable and caused by them. Issa thread In 2008 July, oil prices hit a high of $147/barrel. Life was good and the cash was flowing in reuters.com/article/us-mar…
Jul 25, 2018 22 tweets 11 min read
To start, I view Nigeria today as the sum total of policies today and those taken in the past. In that sense, I like to view Nigeria as the result of ideas. If you do A, you shouldn’t expect any other result than B. @TheLiberalForum @nonso2 #TheLiberalForum So Nigeria today is working as designed, whether the design was intentional or not. As bleak as things might be now, there’s a real chance - for this generation - to un-design a lot of what’s clearly gone wrong @TheLiberalForum #TLFPoliceTownhall
Apr 20, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
I'm still vexed by Buhari's comments on education. So I want to do a thread with some numbers to show how shallow his thinking on this matter is So, companies in Nigeria, by law, pay 2% of their profits as an education tax. Now on a good day, this is a very good and stable source of funding for education that can do good stuff. But Nigeria has turned this on its head
Mar 8, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Never looked into Visionscape before yesterday. Just took the ‘story’ at face value. A bit of digging now and ...sigh. What a hot steaming pile of 💩 This company - ABC Sanitation (wicked people tell me it’s Alpha Beta) owns 15% of the Visionscape SPV. On their website you can’t see any information about who they are abcs.com.ng
Jan 13, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
Some (more) thoughts on #Shithole - specifically the narrative that African immigrants are highly educated. American politics is colouring the argument in ways that stop a useful debate A simple question to ask is this - how is it that immigrants from a poor continent and countries with overall terrible education systems are sending highly educated people to America? It’s worth a ponder
Dec 29, 2017 7 tweets 3 min read
Food is ready premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines… Can’t even be bothered to go through the whole list before my stomach starts to turn. I’m only surprised Ibori didn’t get something