Nigeria is both blessed and cursed by its natural resources: blessed because the federal government gains a huge source of income through oil mining; cursed because of the socio-political and environmental upheaval that oil creates. The littoral states where the oil is found are fighting for sole ownership of the revenue, but are themselves torn apart by tribal differences; the federal government does not seem to be investing in the environmental upkeep of those states. And all the while, money seeps away to the West. Nigeria needs a strong leadership, that much is clear, and Adeolu discusses just what this leadership might do to solve the problem of Nigeria's federal states and disappearing wealth. Adebayo Adeolu was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1967. He attended the University of Lagos Staff Primary School, St Finbarr's College, International School Ibadan, and the University of Lagos, where he obtained two degrees: BSc Political Science and LLB Law. Adebayo is an entrepreneur and a freelance writer for many newspapers; he also appears on TV talk shows in Nigeria as a political commentator.