Nigeria as of present and perhaps for the greater part of the last two decades, bears marked similarities with Great Britain coming off the Second World War. Having spent much of its resources in trying to bolster its reputation and fight for its own interests in the First World War, Great Britain spent much of … Continue reading Quest For Youthful Leadership; #NotTooYoungToRun #ThisIsNotAMiracle
There is an old saying not to chide a man if he sounds queer speaking English, it just means he knows another language. This particular notion has been taken and drawn out into a host of trains of thought that spread their reaches from all of pop culture as we see in many popular movies … Continue reading Are Popular Languages Evolving Towards Stupid Simplicity
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.