NOT TOO YOUNG TO LOOT

NOT TOO YOUNG TO LOOT

The Nigerian youth is not clamouring to be included in the scheme of things because he is dissatisfied with the state of affairs and earnestly desires to engender changes. That is not his motive. He is coming because he feels that it is time for a younger person to “eat the money “. He is coming to continue an old sin with modern sophistication. To develop rounder and more shinning pot belly as public patrimony…

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A remarkable encounter with SARS.

A remarkable encounter with SARS.

I have decided to contribute to the piling outrage against SARS because of that ignoble spectacle displayed in Rivers State. A group of people with an incomprehensible motive had fanned out in solidarity with SARS. Well, this is Nigeria. And that makes it less astonishing and novel. It was in Nigeria that a man allowed himself to be filmed as he overtried his lungs in defending Fulani Cattlemen after they raided a community and left…

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Our Best Brains Are Abroad 5

Our Best Brains Are Abroad 5

IK was a weird boy. Most artists are weird. Ik was an artist. Not by profession, but as a talent. So he too was weird . IK and his brother were in my class . They only had a passing resemblance. IK had very big head but His brother’s wasn’t as big as his. IK had this bouncing gait, his brother shuffles instead. IK had no guys as friends, his brother had a lot ….

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ATIKU. BUHARI. US. ”IT IS TIME TO THINK ABOUT 2019”

ATIKU. BUHARI. US. ”IT IS TIME TO THINK ABOUT 2019”

We went hysterical when Emmanuel Macron became the president of France at 39. We marveled at his victory as one of those miracles possible only in the country of the white man. The hysteria reached the highest point when Austria performed a more incredible miracle to elect the 31 years old Sebastian Kurz as her president. Enyinnaya Nnaemeka Nwosu is a young Nigerian. He is intelligent and accomplished. There is no known scandal hanging around…

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Why always my face and never this cattleman?

Why always my face and never this cattleman?

There are people who can bring action against their faces and recover full damages. I am one of them. If I could nerve up to institute a court action against my face on defamation , I sure would recover. My face has been bearing false witness against me. It has been publishing and spreading the lie that I am a chain smoker. That was how I became a Jonah to the bus I boarded from…

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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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