Our Best Brains Are Abroad 4

Our Best Brains Are Abroad 4

In 1999, Voice of America rated Enugu State University as the second most violent campus in the world , just behind an obscure Japanese university I believe. What happened ? There had been one of those usual gang wars between two historically rival confraternities. Also as usual there has been casualties on both sides as is the case in the unending supremacy battles. I recall the death of a friend’s twin brother and a few…

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Our Best Brains Are Abroad 3

Our Best Brains Are Abroad 3

In my life time I have seen very intelligent women. In fact, i can empirically conclude that women are more intelligent. It is my thinking that any affirmative action for women is cheating. I believe women who ask for consideration are the under performers . The average Joe’s. Just like you have many men who are just average or below.  Anyways, those are the ones who have taken over all the fabrics of our national…

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Our Best Brains Are Abroad 2

Our Best Brains Are Abroad 2

It was January or so 2000. A lecturer in premed, Dr Ekwunife died in a motor accident in his way to lecture students. Many of the lecturers lived and came to work from Enugu. There was a novelty match in his memory. The Ekwunife Cup. For a campus that lacked any other form of entertainment except fellowship and church events, a novelty match was the right distraction and students trooped out to revel the moment…

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Our Best Brains Are Abroad.

Our Best Brains Are Abroad.

I am an intensely nostalgic person . I think about the past a lot, often missing beautiful times past, moments shared with folks . Some memories bring me to tears that I feel so empty. I often have this crushing craving to rediscover the past. I also randomly think about some folks who could have done better in certain aspect of living but because of the flawed structure of the country, they either migrated abroad…

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CRIME HAS SAVED NIGERIA FROM VICIOUS CRIME

CRIME HAS SAVED NIGERIA FROM VICIOUS CRIME

We all seem to forget that the late 90s and early 2000s saw extreme violence in many Nigerian universities especially in southern Nigeria. UNILAG, LASU, EKPOMA, ABRAKA, OKO, EBSU, IMSU, ESUT, ABSU, UNIPORT, RSU, UNICAL. ETC. As at 1999 ,most Nigerian graduates had no prospects of landing any meaningful jobs . Many of these folks were “bammed”. Luckily or unluckily, the return to civil rule opened the initial door for folks to foray into politics…

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