Each time I try to do it right, I fail myself. I’ve tried all I could but I keep getting it wrong. The other day, someone’s comment on my wall made me want to give up writing but I told myself I would write again and again and again but I keep failng and failing … Continue reading Writing Is Not For Little Children
Have you ever wonder why most Nigerian citizens who go overseas to school would graduate with firstclass honours but if the same students were to school in a Nigerian University,they would graduate with a secondclass lower or a thirdclass probably. Every time we watch television, we see Nigerians in diaspora excelling in academics and we … Continue reading Why you should be proud of schooling in Nigeria
THE QUILL “One simple rule of writing, Don’t Lie To Yourself”. They say nobody’s perfect and if that’s true well, just like other arts, Writers too would have to keep learning. Welcome to The Quill: Learning the ropes. I’m Ugochukwu and I’ll be your Host on The Art of Writing. If you missed the first … Continue reading The Quill-II
THE QUILL Hey guys, how’s everyone been? Well, I’m glad you could stop by on here because it’s definitely worth it. Although this is quite bent more towards Writers, readers too could learn a thing or two and who knows, you just might be heading on your way to being ‘the’ next editor. Welcome to … Continue reading The Quill – The Art of Writing
My Digital Dilemma I write, I write With my left hand I right. Keyboard or pen The paper’s the same. On a Sunday morning, I proceed to fill the airwaves with secular music that diverges into the spiritual and got blinding thought-flash: does using the keyboard (phones and computers) affect the quality of my writing? … Continue reading My Digital Dilema
Finally, to underscore NYSC’s woeful mishandling of corps members, let us discuss the use of corpers by INEC in the just-concluded electoral exercise. When I heard, sometime in 2010, that the NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. M.I. Tsiga, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of INEC, to the effect that corpers … Continue reading The Case Against NYSC (3)
The second conclusion I came to about NYSC was that until the scheme is discontinued, development will elude some parts of this country. However, before I discuss that, let me talk about what I can only call the hypocrisy of NYSC. According to the NYSC Decree of 1993, one of the functions of NYSC is … Continue reading The Case Against NYSC (2).
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) means different things to different people. To some it is a laudable initiative, an opportunity for young Nigerians to physically contribute their part to the development of their nation. To others, it is a way to temporarily solve a bit of the massive unemployment problem that plagues Nigeria today. … Continue reading My Case Against NYSC (1).