It was on a Saturday, I had retired for the day when one of my staff came to me, almost crying. I asked him what the matter was with the change in his countenance. He narrated how his sister who would be sitting for her Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) this month was driven out of school. Full article
There is this anecdote someone posted on my Facebook wall recently. I have not met the guy from Adam, but the graffiti said it all. In my view, it was as funny as it was a mirror and reflection of the malaise that has befallen our dear nation Nigeria and our education system in particular. Full article
Eteng: Is This the End or Synthesis of Sociological Postulations?
It is difficult to write about Inya Abam Eteng, Professor Emeritus, in the yesterday tense. It is difficult to believe that one of the shining lights in the world’s sociological firmament has suddenly gone dim. Full article
There is this derogatory belief—or do I call it a myth—among the whites. They say that when you want to hide anything from a black man, you put it in a book. You put it in a book and hide it away from the black nigger because he can’t read. Even when he is literate enough and educated enough to read, he cannot read because reading and research is hardly a part of his DNA. Full article
In my many years as a journalist, there is one thing I have always avoided: commenting on issues that are controversial in nature. Such position has served and helped me a lot, at least I can see and analyze issues from a detached and unbiased perspective, even though I may not freely comment on them, at least in public. Full article