A significant amount of dust has been raised in recent times on the matter of rape. The incidence is actually troublesome considering the victims and aftermaths. Many people have called on governments to do more in tackling this menace. However, I find it contradictory that these same folks still do or encourage things that promote […]
Foreign Education for Boko Haram Members: What Balderdash!
It’s disheartening sometimes realising how some so-called leaders in this country think! This is especially because some foreigners might draw their conclusions about the citizens here based on what these people do. The other time, someone proposed a hate speech bill, perhaps, principally targeted at keeping Nigerians mute on social media. Now, another “lawmaker” is […]
Hate Speech Bill: Isn’t This Absurd?
Just when you thought you have seen and heard it all, some folks around here somehow still contrive to surprise or shock you – maybe, just a little. I was listening to a favourite on-radio comedy programme today when I heard about a proposed hate speech bill. It wasn’t the first time I heard about […]
2019 PICFI Scholarship Award for Nigerian Undergraduates
It is without a doubt heart-warming seeing a scheme such as the Petroleum Industry Christian Fellowship International (PICFI) Scholarship Award for undergraduates in Nigerian public universities. This is so because the individuals making up the awarding body could have simply ‘minded their own business.’ We live in a world and a society where all many […]
NIMC Card or Slip Now Mandatory, You Said?
‘Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains.’ For some of us, the above quote by respected Swiss-born philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau is evergreen! It is a protest against the shortcomings of the Social Contract. In and of itself, the social contract is a great thing. But many countries, including Nigeria, have convoluted the […]
Don’t Sell Yourself Into Slavery, Make Your Leaders Accountable
“For me to do my job effectively, we need to continue to earn public confidence. That involves transparency and accountability.” The above quote is credited to American politician Elizabeth Esty, the current U.S. Representative for Connecticut’s 5th congressional district. I don’t know anything about her sincerity in making this statement. But, in the ideal world, […]
How Can Restructuring Happen in Nigeria?
Some time back ‘change’ was the keyword. But not long after, some of us were left wondering whether what we started seeing was the so-called change. And now, ’restructuring’ is the word floating around everywhere in Nigeria. Respected figures in the country have also added their voice on the need for this. Nobel Laureate Wole […]
NNPC Chevron University Scholarship Awards 2017/2018
It is that time again for Nigerian students in universities across the country to apply for the NNPC Chevron University Scholarship Awards 2017/2018. Continue reading to know whether you are eligible to apply and how to. About the Scholarship Programme The National University Scholarship awards, a product of the Joint Venture (JV) between Chevron […]
How Can You Help This Country?
It would, perhaps, be an understatement if someone says things are not going as expected or they ought to in the local economy. Ask the worker, the businessman, the employer or even a student what they think about the economy, chances are that they will try to paint one bleak picture or the other. The […]
Shell Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarships 2016-2017
Are you currently a 200-level Nigerian undergraduate in an NUC-accredited university? If yes, then it might interest you to know that applications are currently being received for the Shell Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarships 2016-2017. About the Shell University Scholarship Award The Shell Nigeria University Scholarship award scheme is open to current second-year undergraduates in all universities […]