Asylum seekers in tents along the Grand Canal in Dublin, Ireland (Bryan Meade/Sunday Times of Ireland)

In an hour-long special, I joined Nigeria Info FM’s Borderlines to discuss global and local issues, beginning with refugees and immigrants and moving to social welfare, “capitalism”, the “Left”, protest and independence, and a politics of decency.

Chatting with Ireti Bakare-Yusuf, I start with the unprecedented level of people displaced around the world, and how a toxic combination of power-hungry politicians, hard-right movements, and social media are turning the deprived and desperate into villains.

From there, we talk about meeting the challenges that connect Nigeria, Ireland, the UK, and the rest of the world.