It’s a very beautiful afternoon, and I’ve just had an extremely sumptuous lunch at the expansive dining hall of the newly-commissioned Qatar National Convention Centre. Besides the aesthetics of this gorgeous architectural masterpiece, I’m bowled over by the professionalism and courtesy of the staff here;… Read More »Heartbeat of the African Diaspora
What on earth were you thinking? I really don’t know. It was a mistake. I wasn’t thinking clearly. I’m sorry. You’re sorry? You’re sorry? How did you expect to get away with this? I really don’t know. This wasn’t something I planned. It just happened.… Read More »What Was I Thinking?
I first met George Egbuchulam at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria sometime in 2007. He was very tall, gangling really, and seemed to tower above everyone else. George studied in the Faculty of Arts, and at times it was difficult to know what program he… Read More »Sadly, we didn’t #SAVEGEORGE
Now that Governor Babtunde Fashola has concluded that the next phase of the ‘remodelling Lagos project’ is the eradication of commercial motorcycles from the streets of Lagos, the debate about whether he actually is a hero or villain inevitably resurfaces. In all honesty, no one… Read More »If Not For ‘Okada’
Be careful, dear innocent, humble, hardworking, conscientious gentleman. Be very careful of the help you offer and eventually render to that fragile, heartbroken young lady. Think carefully before offering your strong shoulder for her sobbing eyes and weary head. Think very carefully about the words… Read More »Be Wary, Young Innocent Gentleman
I’ve never been a big fan of lawyers, though I’ve always maintained professional respect for the ‘learned ones’. That particular phrase, ‘learned ones’ is precisely the reason I retain a secret sense of disgust for lawyers. Even first-year law students are seen to wear an… Read More »The Law is still an Ass
Just like every single one of the four million people who were forced to leave their families, cattle, and burning villages behind, she walked for hundreds of miles into the great unknown after the outbreak of civil war in Sudan in 1985, not aware if… Read More »Beauty of the Dark Continent
Every Nigerian who has had the privilege to travel out of the country (whether to Ghana or Russia) knows the pains of being a Nigerian, and every Nigerian who has a relative who has enjoyed such privileges has at least heard about the countless headaches… Read More »Pains we live with