“How good and how pleasant it would be, before God and man to see the unification of all…”
– Bob Marley, Africa Unite.
That a man is amongst many connections a son, a brother, a friend, a classmate, a colleague, an uncle, a community leader, a tribesman, a state man, a country man… His many affiliations are brought into play at different levels of his life but let me share this experience of mine with you.
I know a big farmer. His primary goal is to ensure everything works not because his other investments are not yielding good returns but he made me understand that if he closes down the farm the aftershock will be greater than what ordinary eyes can behold. That made me cherish his ingenuity and zeal in ensuring that everything works even though it wasn’t that smooth running; such a large farm, especially with the diverse expertise that he needed to run it efficiently. So he sent his relatives to acquire skills in one Continue reading #Pausibility: Modulating Our Knotty Affiliations by Adebayo Coker
Just yesterday, after considering the brain power that I would expend in order to come up with my submission for this week, which I found to be far reaching, I decided to engage a classmate of mine who has been posting all sorts on his Facebook timeline lately in a mental exercise that will jeer me to speed. It is not in my character to engage someone I consider a friend in a conversation via their timelines, I do it via private chats. This particular chat happened via Facebook messenger and I must hint that this my friend works at Wadata House.
Continue reading PAUSIBILITY: My Conversation With A Jonathanian by Adebayo Coker
“We are sitting under a cloud of heavy embarrassment, shame of the feeling of dereliction, sullen responsibility towards children. We are sitting under a cloud of impotence, of a calamity that was not without notice, and whose myriad causes is quite discernible. We are here because of education because we will never stop learning till death. This cloud is made up of a sense of humiliation. We sent our children on an errand and they did not return. The errand is what we are celebrating today. The errand was to prepare the children for today but they never came back, that is what we cannot allow ourselves to forget.” – Wole Soyinka, speaking at the 2014 Foundation Day Anniversary and Convocation Ceremonies of the University of Ibadan, where he was honoured with Doctor of Letters honourary degree.
Everywhere you turn in the country, there is that cloud that seems to block the sights and ultimately settle on the sheaf of hair that conceals the brain. Especially now that it’s harmattan season, anyone would see the fog.
As if that was not enough to prevent clear, penetrating sight that goes beyond the immediate, we all produce all manners of smoke and contribute to the heavy cloud that we sit under; smokes from assorted cigarette brands, exhausted cloudy or sometimes blackish fumes from exhaust pipes, firewood smokes and the leftover ashes and so on. Continue reading SMOKE, CLOUD, SMOKE: A BID TO BE-FOJU (NAY, BEFUDDLE) NIGERIANS by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi
Nigeria na country where plenty people get shame and a few, lousy ones don trade dem shame for money on a platter of gold. At least, if that money go take them to the top, na who care about the shame? In fact, the question wey dem go ask na say “Those people wey get shame, dem fit go market go buy something with shame?” That’s not possible.
So, why not lose the shame and take the money. If you need one of those examples of shamelessness in Nigeria, make you visit the link below http://saharareporters.com/video/rivers-assembly-crisis-lawmaker-battered-mace-still-critical-condition-channelstv?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+saharaReporters+(Sahara)
where Lawmakers, who suppose to dey represent millions of people resort to flogging (nay, killing) themselves rather than representing the people that voted them to do so. Well, anybody fit live as Continue reading Rivers Assembly Crisis: Battered Lawmaker Still dey critical condition
RADIO SHOW: Good Morning Naija
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Today’s Issue: Yakowa and Azazi in perspective
I welcome you to another episode of the radio show, ‘Good Morning, Naija’ on MeroëRadio. This episode na about a sad incident wey happen for Nigeria. That na the unfortunate death of another two powerful human beings in the country’s political class – serving Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and former National Security Adviser to the nation’s President, Gen. Owoye Andrew Azazi.
The unfortunate incident happened on Saturday, 15th of December (coincidentally also the birth day of the father to lAkUnLeScReWs) in Bayelsa State, where the ‘happy-go-lucky’, ‘chop-belleful’, ‘big-belle’, ‘full-cheek, deflated skull’, ‘worry-full, worry-less’ power-wielding men and women of Naija congregated to bade farewell (maybe also with wads of the country’s useless currency) to the father of presidential aide Oronto Douglas.
On their return leg, plenty people Continue reading Yakowa and Azazi in perspective