Last week Thursday, I got a shark-bite feeling that fuel scarcity inflicts on one. I got the news that PMS was being sold at a filling station in Ajuwon and I harmed myself with a 25 litre keg, hoping that at least I could get a scoop that would be enough for me to power my generator (contrary to the ads, there hasn’t been power in my locality for days running) so I may at least submit my column for the week; but I returned home frustrated.
True to the news, fuel was being sold and I quickly joined the long queue. For several hours that I was there, I couldn’t get to the nozzle even though I saw that the product was being dispensed. Some street urchins came with a truckload of kegs, hijacked the nozzle from the attendant and sold the product to themselves. Immediately a keg got filled, they would move it few metres away from the filling station and start hawking it at Two Hundred and Fifty Naira per litre (the pump price from the filling station was Continue reading #PAUSIBILITY: Thank You! For What? by Adebayo Coker→
The strike embarked on by the Nigerian academics has entered its 5th month and of course, one can only say with all certainty that we are getting closer to the date of resumption. When will that be? Don’t ask me.
On Monday, the 4th of November, G.E.J. the President of Nigeria led a league of Nigerian money bags cum politicians to a crucial, last-resort renegotiation, meeting with the team of ASUU leadership. This meeting, from hearsays and ‘readwrites’, lasted between 2.45 pm on Monday and 3.30 am on Tuesday. That indicates some commitment on both sides of the FGN and ASUU. I’m not particularly interested in saying the same thing of the FGN delegations who have meddled in the affairs of ASUU before now. Not anymore a business of ours, anyway.Continue reading ASUU Strike Update: Hear no rumours; read no lies; see no evil→
The title, with inverted commas, of this piece is the favoured choice of the Nigerian press just hours after categorically stating “ASUU strike ends soon”. Well, enough for the Nigerian Press. I salute!
In light of past and present inclinations of the Federal Government of Nigeria in tackling the myriad of problems bedeviling the polity of the country, one should never allow the actions, almost inactions, of the government to frustrate one.
How else could one interprete the actions of the players “for” the FGN? They are constantly dressed flamboyantly (especially, the ladies, referred to by some as National witches) while the men host on their bodies expensive cotton, all thanks to the collective treasury from where, dipping their hands at will, they bring out the notes that keep them and family members going, of course at “speed-boat speed”. No thanks to the Continue reading “Strike: Again, FG, ASUU Refuse To Shift Ground” – Nigerian Press→
The ongoing strike action by the Nigeria’s Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on for weeks and another leg of the meetings between the ASUU’s and Federal Government’s negotiation team has been scheduled for Monday (today. It should be on now). It is our only hope that the resolutions at the meeting will be something worth taking home.
Meanwhile, several news portals have been excited about the fact that President Goodluck Jonathan has approved N400b for infrastructural development in 61 universities identified by the NEEDS assessment. lAkUnLeScReWs finds that worrisome to say the least.