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Naija: More than worth its weight in gold?


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Today’s Issue:    Naija: More than worth its weight in gold?



You are welcome to the maiden edition of the radio show, ‘Good Morning, Naija’ on MeroëRadio. This episode promises to be exciting. We shall be focusing on the Naija we know vis-a-vis her current status.


This is borne out of an interest in the catchword employed to brand the golden jubilee of Obafemi Awolowo University, the only University apart from the others – “OAU@50: More than worth its weight in gold”.

What is gold? I’ll say gold is gold!

Call it whatever, in whatever language and in whatever way, the very nature of gold remains. Conceal it in the mud, call it dlog or ungold; what it is is what it is.


There is the beauty and there is the pride of gold, anyday. The beauty may derive also from embellishment and colour-impact from the outside but the pride of gold is in the yellow beauty that arises from its core. This yellow is peculiar, a perfect representation of what gold is and maybe not what it could turn into. So, no embellishment. We switch to lingua pidgin.


Wetin Naija do again wey person no fit yarn in a language wey dey consider the peculiarities of the Naija situation (not really that special a case as not to permit it).


Two years ago, na em Naija clock 50. That one na wetin the Apostles of globalisation, wey dash us language (English type, forgive my error), call Golden Jubilee. Na the age for person to enter menopause and to say, “I don born all the children for my belle. Na to grow remain.”

Same thing with Obafemi Awolowo University, wey start her grand 50th anniversary celebration today (5th of November, 2012).


Before we continue, make we sammer you one ogbonge commercial break (CB).

CB: (Instrumentals)






You are welcome back. Now that Oba Awon University dey celebrate her 50 born years na the time to account for the number and quality of her children and the standard, developmentally, of her premises.


Her children dey scattered around the globe and are doing excellently well within and outside the country.

Structurally, OAU na the most beautiful campus in the universe (wow! Did I just word an inconclusive thought? of Nigeria (better). And things still dey happen. The Faculty of Pharmacy, my beloved constituency, go soon get a new ultramodern (I suppose) building worth hundreds of million in naira (of course) and just behind am, the Department of Building go get one worth a billion in naira. How benevolent!


Being not infallible however, we suppose admit say no system dey wey no get comma, even ultimately a full-stop. But in comparison with the larger system (the one wey give Great Ife the means to acquire the earlier mentioned buildings), Great Ife stands tall. In spite of every every, the people of the school work to keep one another moving on them toes and the subjects are pleased with the pace.


Abi wetin we go call country wey award contract not for the purpose of contract execution but sharing of contract proceeds. At this point (orita), Ife-Ibadan expressway waka come person mind. Not once, not twice! Similar situations suppose dey waka anyhow on the the mind of my audience.


Once again listeners and this time, I need a response. It don pass two years since Naija, more or less, become gold. How she dey do? “Naija@50: More than worth her weight in gold?”


As we dey reason the response, make we quickly go a musical break (MB) with D’banj’s Oyato. No change the station I beg.


MB: [Sing along]


You are welcome back. D’bank says he’s Oyato. No be so?  That one dey symbolize differentiation from the lot which precedes integration into the whole. Woe yamutu (betides) anyone wey sing to the contrary because the order of the day na differentiation for integration.


“Naija: More than her weight in gold?”


Listeners at home, our call line dey open. Call to let us know wetin you reason. Your reason dey important to us.


Once again, this show na Good Morning, Naija on MeroëRadio.






Love is all you’ve got when all else is gone.

Cling to it like nothing else counts; hold onto it like you would your last lifeline. Love is a tower that guards and launches.

There, no failures but you got hard conks for doing it the wrong way. that other; those others.

But one could say, in the widest imagination of the universe, “even love is relative” and then put a rubberstamp that displays the face of Albert Einstein.

It may be good to note that gold is gold in spite of all the embellishments, the alter egos. This tower of Love is Love at its core.