Youths, Drugs and drinks in the Sharia states of Nigeria

Image result for nigerian drug addictI raised the issue of drug use by the sharia states two years ago precisely March 18, 2016. I wrote:

“Who is looking at the increased uptake of hard drugs in the sharia states of Nigeria? Seems they banished the mild alcohol (except fermented akamu) but don’t seem to give a hoot about narcotics such as skunk. Slowly and silently, those drug-using youths in Kano are dying daily and we are all to blame. How do we help curb this scourge?” (more…)

The Aka-Ikenga of Osun State

In the news, the upcoming coronation of the indefatigable “Aka Ikenga of Osun state”.
From a beaded crown perched on his “omoge” aka Olori [1], to blings blings on trademark faded rasta jeans in the palace [2], then the pre-vote-of-thanks scuffle with the Ooni of Ife [3] and now a Coped Arabian Sultanate [4], There is no dull moment with the Oluwo of Iwo and his nice and accommodating people.


Rampaging misguided Lagos hoodlums

So … yesterday, some misguided Yoruba traders (or hoodlums) decided to roast some Hausa traders in the streets of Lagos because of a squabble at the Mile 12 Market. It is a shame because if misguided Hausas decide to roast Yorubas in the streets of Kano tomorrow, Social Media will shout Boko Haram and Islam. What will you call the show of shame in Lagos? Perfectly safe to conclude that the majority of those criminals are Moslems, why? Just check out the demography of traders in the South-Western Nigeria. (more…)

Ebola again reveals The prize of professionalism in Nigeria

ebola-virusThe message was circulated via sms and whatsapp. It read …

“Avoid First Consultants Medical Centre Ltd, Obalende, Lagos, The victim in the first case of Ebola identified in Nigeria has died in the hospital. Do not go near Obalende”.

As I read the message, My mind swung immediately, into unraveling the puzzle. How could the virus have been identified in the patient and by who?


Lessons from Gambia – II

 She must be close to seventy years of age, while he cannot be twenty years old.

With his left arm firmly around her waist, the right hand oscillating to expressing his swagger and his dreads gently rising and falling in sync with his gait, they were taking an evening stroll around the Senegambia neighborhood, and doing it in style. (more…)

Lessons from Gambia – I

I attended the African Internet Summit 2012 in Banjul Gambia from 4th to 18th May 2012. I already blogged about the summit, but I do have some noteworthy lessons from Gambia. Here goes  ….

On Saturday 19th May 2012, I took a day off to relax in preparation for my Journey back home. That afternoon, I honored an invitation from a “young upward and mobile” (Yummy) Gambian friend, who works at the equally upward mobile operator – QCell to attend a book Launch. What we call “Mo gbo mo ya” in Naija parlance. I am glad I honored the invitation, as it provided me with a set of take-away lessons from Gambia.


Agbowo Shopping Complex Ibadan and Government of Oyo State

Image result for agbowoI could remember vividly the frenzy that went into the announcement of the winner of Oyo State governorship election; it was obvious that the wish of the majority and good people of Oyo State prevailed at the poll. More importantly the occupant of Agbowo Shopping Complex located opposite the gate of the premier University, the University of Ibadan, breath a final sense of relief. You may wonder why they in particular, but the strong rumour had it that the then outgoing government had concluded plans to sell the state edifice as done to some other state properties. The implications of this purported sale were not lost on us that make legitimate income in doing business in this government owned edifice.