With the effects of the economic downturn in the country biting hard and prices of staple foods at an all-time high, many people are finding alternative means to meeting their daily nutritional needs. Here in Kaduna, one of those alternatives seem to be the sugarcane. Sugarcane is definitely not new to this clime, it’s been… Continue reading Sugarcane to the Rescue?
It was heartwarming to hear the news of the release of twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014. It is one of the best news to come out of Nigeria in recent times. For the parents it’s like their children coming back from the dead! There has hardly been any… Continue reading CHIBOK: Now the Healing Begins…
It’s been a journey of 56 long years, and it seems we are farther from the Promised Land than when we started. We have watched on as the hopes and joys at independence slowly turned into agony. I’m tempted to despair sometimes. When I take a critical look at our situation, I feel that this… Continue reading Nigeria at 56
Shortly after the 2015 general elections, then Senator-elect from Kogi State, Dino Melaye while appearing on a Channels TV programme vowed to champion a campaign for salary cut for federal lawmakers. Melaye said lawmakers must sacrifice their comfort and allow a pay cut to yield money that could be used for developmental projects and proper… Continue reading A SENATE AFTER SELFISH GAIN, AND SELFISH GAIN ALONE
One of the criticisms I often face from my close friends and relatives is that I hardly call them. To be candid, I barely make phone calls unless it is absolutely necessary. Even when I get free airtime from mobile network operators, I watch helplessly as the credits go unused. That’s how terrible a caller… Continue reading CHIBOK: TWO YEARS OF AGONIZING WAIT
We are the leaders of tomorrow, so they say A message recited to us always Though it’s becoming old and stale We know it holds some truths anyway We’ve found ourselves in the shade Eclipsed by men who would not go away Holding firmly to the stay Yet we know it’s time for us to… Continue reading Leaders of Tomorrow
I have known her for a few years now. Beautiful, fairly dark complexioned and never in scarcity of a smiling face, she’s a symbol of what any man who appreciates beauty desires. Then, as often is the case in life, we went our separate ways. For the next couple of years we only exchanged texts… Continue reading IDENTITY CRISIS
One of the inspiring stories of patriotism to come out of the 2012 London Olympics was that of Manteo Mitchell, an American athlete who ran a distance of about 200m on a broken leg. Manteo, a quarter miler, was a member of the US 4x400m relay team that eventually won the Silver medal in… Continue reading Jumping to Conclusion?