On minimal inspection, the rationalization of the state which the bureaucracy is invented to instigate is, in Nigeria, a dismayingly disorganised set of rusty filing cabinets. The classical image of administrative bureaucracy is a clean room. The workers, human outside, have become automatons in grey clothing. Their badges may bear their names but all that these … More A Half-Empty Set of Rusty Cabinets
On February 6, the news arrived that the Council of State had rejected current President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s request for the postponement of Nigeria’s elections from the 14th and 28th of February, 2015 to the 28th of March, 2015. On the 8th of February, some of us either went to sleep or woke up with … More Missing PVCs, Moved Election Dates, and the Transformative Power of Inky Thumbs.