How not to win Elections on Nigerian Campuses 

​Many pieces have been written on the sure-bet ways of winning elections on campus. Some of these writings are exaggeratedly didactic; and are very impressive that one, who needs a god-like yes-nod or sign for running for a post, can be forgiven for holding on to the ‘magic’ of the prescriptions of these write-ups for…

CHALLENGES FACING STUDENT POLITICIANS

Politics can be daunting for anyone; and, for students, combining studies with politics can really be demanding and even be herculean. Politics in this sense does not all mean having an office in the departmental or faculty association, rather it begins at the grassroots: in this case from being a class representative or being a…

Nigeria: Whither Go our Sports? Whither go our Sportsmen?

                  By Tobi Idowu The previous two weeks had seen the staging of the biggest and the most glamorous sport show on earth.  Brazil embraced and welcomed hordes of diverse sports talents into its economically beleaguered country and the Olympic Games provided, perhaps, for a brief period,…

Nigeria: The Realities that Dawn.

One is presumed a consummate fool who questions his own right to take from the ‘national chin chin.’ Many a Nigerian actually believes that stealing business is a turn-by-turn thing; so while it is your turn, fleece as much as possible. It is, therefore, not a surprise when Nigerians take umbrage at the trial of corrupt persons.

In the Nigh Future…

Should tomorrow which the young men and women of today own be shaped alone by today’s elders and hoary heads that will probably have gone or become superannuated when it comes? Should we, the youth, sit back and watch our destinies wash away along with the flotsam and the jetsam of the pestiferous sail of the unabashedly reckless leaders that fate has plagued us with?