Tunji Olaopa

For Papa/Mama Shyngle Wigwe: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

No amount of condolences, prayers, sympathies and commiseration could ever fathom the depth of the…

Neuroscience and the Nigeria Project: The Scholarship of Adesola Ogunniyi

In this piece, I essentially celebrate the septuagenarian initiation of Professor Adesola Ogunniyi. And I…

Inaugurating the Federal Civil Service Commission as a Reform Hub

Over the course of my sojourn in the public service and my consistent advocacy for…

Changing “Public” in Public Services and Implications for Reforms in Nigeria

Tunji Olaopa The public service has been at the core of the theories and practice…

Civil Service Reform, Not Rocket Science: Avoiding Mistakes of Past Reforms

Institutional reform advocacy is essentially about critical optimism in the face of significant institutional dysfunction.…

A Philosopher’s Imaginary Dialogue with President Tinubu on Nigeria’s Future

Dialogue has always been a fundamental means by which philosophers communicate philosophical ideas. One reason…

My Memoir and the Paradox of the Nigerian State

Let me start with a statement that all Nigerians feel in their existential struggles to…

National Change Management Triggers and Landmines for the President Tinubu Administration

Almost all Nigerians, as well as Nigeria’s political class, recognize that Nigeria is a great…

Remembering the Aworeni Clan of Ile Ife

This piece, for me, is an exercise in hagiographic historical reconstruction, as well as a…

Fred Onyeoziri, Analytical Orientation and Political Science Scholarship in Nigeria

The older generations of political science scholars are already going to the place of the…