Let’s not jump on the bandwagon and do something we ordinarily wouldn’t because, I think I like the trajectory that this is currently taking vis a vis Farosident M. Bubu, his administration, his presidential team and his eventual chances for the coming 2019 ordeal. The ordinary Nigerian may have known or suspected at least, for … Continue reading On These Lazy Nigerian Youths.
One hot afternoon in January, after the harmattan season had taken off in what would be remembered as the shortest visit by a season, Bulala Sise took a bus from Oshikun to Irunmole, where he schooled. Failing to wrap his head around a longueur that was his copy of the compulsory lecture notes sold by … Continue reading Short Story: The Gas Merchant
There's no easy way to begin this but try this for a thought experiment: has money become a new method of natural selection? When Charles Darwin first proposed the theory of evolution through natural selection, it came at a time when people were axiomatically indisposed to radical new views on their ways of life, their … Continue reading Money as a Mechanism of Natural Selection: Yay or Nay(?)
Short answer, a lot. And that’s not something that helps with security in these here parts. As a matter of fact, and quite surprisingly when other heavily armed countries like Finland, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia are considered, it works the other way round. Nigeria does not have a second amendment right in her constitution; the one … Continue reading Just How Many Guns Do You Think There Are Around You?
Nigerians have a bad habit of not identifying the source of their problems before they begin screaming bloody murder about who has to go down for it. We did with Yar'Adua, did it with Jonathan, now we're on the same track with Buhari and fuel queues. Come on. The government has changed several times since … Continue reading The Nigerian #Petrocalypse: Once Again, the Fishes Drown.
To borrow a line from the ballad of the philosopher, poet and musician Fiftius Centus, “different day, same [crap]; old mark, new clip”, and even another philosopher, balladist and veteran gaga shuffler closer to home, Twous Facae: “e be like say they want to tell us another story again o.” however, maybe it is a … Continue reading The Atiku Article.
It was a sullen and warm November night when, in that eternity that lurks between the time when one goes to bed and when they finally fall asleep, I remembered the story a friend of mine Olisa, once told a few of our university hostel mates and myself during another warm and sullen, probably November … Continue reading I Have a Friend Who is from Umuleri.