Google and a long-distance runner
The idea of a university germinated from the concept that knowledge can be domesticated and nurtured. Nigerian leaders from the time of independence have placed hope in the ability of our universities to change our land and lead us to join the rest of humanity in competitive advancement.
Bad road paved with good intentions
When was the last time you drove for five kilometres on a good road in Nigeria? For me, I cannot remember, especially the so-called Federal roads. It seems as of now that all the Federal roads in the South-West are under re-construction or under re-consideration.
Big spenders of the western world
Members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, are always advocating for better wages. I understand each corps member now earn N19,800.00 monthly.
How to kill a country
Somalia was a beautiful country. It was also supposed to be a lucky country, one of the few in Africa whose boundaries harbour predominantly one ethnic group. Only few countries are in this category in Africa; like Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
The University Of Lagos Bookshop I saw
It is a paradox of development that the University of Lagos bookshop we patronized in the early eighties near the mass communication department was better and bigger than the very stuffy one I saw last Thursday.