Is the statement, ‘bomb is timing’ gradually phasing out

Is the statement, Bomb is timing gradually phasing out?
Bomb

“Nigeria is a time bomb waiting to explode”. As a kid, whenever the civil societies,activists, political analyst and some Nigerian leaders want to address socio-political issues, that catchy statement was never far from their speech. This statement at that time seem not to have any connotation whatsoever to the rulers as they feel government apparatus such as the Army, Police, Navy Air-force and all other para-military agencies are at their disposal to curtail any excesses.

Corruption and all other vices pervades the land as their is a disconnect between the rulers and the ruled. This in turn led to many other issues such as religious intolerance, tribalism, cultism, and so on. Yet some leadeers still scream at the top of their voices that Nigeria is a time bomb waiting to explode-may i at this juncture without sounding any false alarm say that our great country is exploding already. Continue reading “Is the statement, ‘bomb is timing’ gradually phasing out”

Can the Nigeria Police Force be respected in our environment today

Can the Nigeria Police Force be respected in our environment today
Badge of NPF

On a day when the sun and the wind agreed unusually not to play silly to the environment and indeed human beings, I thought it should be a good day to go get a good technician to fix the gas cooker. My expedition was quite unfruitful but as I decided to go back home before these weather elements in this environment changes their minds. Alas! crowd were gathered in front a shop to feed their precious eyes with what was going on. My glorious antenna (ears) were deployed to maximum usefulness as I moved closer towards the centre of attraction. This must be a street fight as usual I concluded in my thought but surprisingly a police man was seen bruising or should I say battering a young man. Continue reading “Can the Nigeria Police Force be respected in our environment today”

Is Brutality the right way of enforcing discipline in children

The right way to discipline your child is key to a functional society.
Parenting

Lie down there before I blast your head with this gun!! was the sound emanating from the living room. At first, I thought my younger brother is at it again -he rehearses movies he sees. But then, there came this silence except for the noise from the generating set. What could be happening I retort and in order to satisfy my curiosity, I decided to leave the bedroom. Alas, I was welcomed with a slap! Who could that be I imagined, but on a second thought this person had the boldness to test my face with his hands that is as hard and rough as an iron sponge. I must fight for justice, but when I eventually got over the daze and I could see clearly. I saw a gun been pointed at me and my siblings and mum lying faced to the ground. Continue reading “Is Brutality the right way of enforcing discipline in children”

The devastating effects of herdsmen on the economy

 

Herdsmen and its menace
Herdsman

Ever since the story of the herdsmen have been alleged to kill people in Nigeria, there has  been increasing fears that if not nipped in the board, more people will continue to be victims of these people. What comes to mind is whether the herdsmen that are traditionally known to rear cattle in the Northern part of the country are actually terrorist or some people are just using them as a cover for cheap political scores.

As a graduate of one of the Federal Universities in the Northern part of the country (Federal University of Technology, Minna.), my understanding of herdsmen as seen anytime I travel are a group of people who moves their Continue reading “The devastating effects of herdsmen on the economy”

Will skin toning creams make us relevant in the society

 

Skin bleaching is the latest trend in the Nigerian society..
Bleached skin

Hello! Hello! Hello!……. I looked back just to be sure who the call was meant for in a rowdy street. It turned out to be me but I do not recognize the person at all. The young lady who should be in her teenage years (17 or 18) walked up to me in a very hasty but happy manner, trying to catch her breath, she asked if I could recognize her. My answer was in the negative as she looked rather surprised that I could not picture her face. She gave further description before I could finally figure she is the daughter of a neigbour who moved out of the neighbourhood some months back. Continue reading “Will skin toning creams make us relevant in the society”

The Copy Cat Syndrome amongst pregnant women in the Nigerian society

The Copy Cat Syndrome amongst pregnant women in the Nigerian society
Pregnant woman

The Nigerian culture is becoming endangered as each day passes by as a result of civilization-it’s always the casualty when it comes to issues like this. Bachelor’s party, bridal showers, baby showers, and even recently Halloween and pregnant women revealing their bodies. This is how they want to live their lives I reasoned and the right to do so is theirs exclusively. The reason why this is prevalent is what I really do not understand because the Nigerian culture is a conservative one. My thought initially was that things like these were usually used for social campaigns and to some extent advertisement but as we can see, its now like a fashion trend in Nigeria.

Someone said to me that the Nigerian culture have not been a benefit to us as a nation as it is. Nigerian culture is too conservative and does not give room for expressions, which in turn leads to loss of opportunities, she said. She might have a germane argument but the truth still remains that our bodies is the temple of the Almighty. I reason a reader is thinking don’t smuggle the religious sentiments into this matter after all not everyone cares about religion. Continue reading “The Copy Cat Syndrome amongst pregnant women in the Nigerian society”

The high rate of cultism among youths is now alarming

 

The high rate of cultism in Nigeria amongst youths.
Secret cult

Tako!!Tako!!Tako!!…….this is not December 25th or thereabout that could warrant such fireworks I thought momentarily until I saw people scampering for safety and traders locking their shops to avoid theft and vandalism. O my! This people are it again. This has been going on for quite a while now by some unscrupulous youths in the community. These events I thought was a localized challenge until the cases of cultism awash the news media in some other parts of the country. Continue reading “The high rate of cultism among youths is now alarming”