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Lost in the streets of Lagos

Lost in the streets of Lagos

Barely eight months I completed the national Youth Service programme for graduates, I moved to Lagos with a renewed spirit and my nagging quest to groove on a greener pasture. The stories of the city’s prospects prompted my decision. On top of these stories was the believe that a week of intensive search for job … Continue reading Lost in the streets of Lagos

Ibadan North Corpers Lodge; Living Conditions

Ibadan North Corpers Lodge; Living Conditions

A Lodge is a temporary dwelling A Corpers lodge is a temporary dwelling place for Corps member till accommodation is secured. Corpers lodges are built by local governments. Ibadan North’s Corpers Lodge is situated at Agodi Gate within a market environment. Its fence is covered with Shops so it is hard to tell there is … Continue reading Ibadan North Corpers Lodge; Living Conditions

The Case Against NYSC (2).

The Case Against NYSC (2).

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).

My Case Against NYSC (1).

My Case Against NYSC (1).

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).

Love In Gamawa (1)

Love In Gamawa (1)

‘Knock, knock’… That was the sound that woke me up that morning. It was so gentle and soft yet loud enough to being me back from dreamland. At first I thought is was part of my dream but after a few more gentle knocks that sounded like the sound of a foam being hit on the mouth of a pot, a common musical instrument from the eastern part of Nigeria, I realised I had returned to the real world…