For those of us who grew up in Benin in the 80s an 90s, we will remember a song by the legendary maestro, Osayomore Joseph. In that song, he said and I quote,’So not be envious of the man driving a car. Try and follow the same road he followed. If it is bitter or… Continue reading Are the Youths Really Ready 2?
Source: WRITING JAMB EXAMS IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS…
The other day, a kid I know wrote JAMB abi na UTME exams and a few days later, told me the results has been released. Y’all remember that old Western Union advert where the old man exclaimed.”techy-nology!!!”. That was the thought that came to my mind. Kids of these days just sit in the comfort… Continue reading WRITING JAMB EXAMS IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS…
I often hear people tease the tivs for their love of bush rat meat. That is because you are yet to meet a bini man and you do not know his love for “ofinoto” or what the Kwales of Delta state will call “: Eletu” For the tivs, to get bush rats, they set fire… Continue reading BUSH RAT HUNTING:WHO DOES IT BETTER,THE TIV MAN OR THE BINI MAN?
On the 15th of January, 2010, I was in Benin and received a call from my boss. We had a matter at the Court of Appeal, Jos (under which were then) and I needed to return to Yola to go and prepare for the hearing. Actually, we had one on the 18th and another on… Continue reading THE ADVENTURES OF A BINI DUDE
Some years back, I went for a matter in another town with my colleague. After the court sitting, she asked that we go see her mother who lived in that town. Her mum offered lunch and after eating, I felt I needed to show my appreciation. In my native Bini dialect, after eating, one says,… Continue reading TOKENISM AS A NIGERIAN CULTURE
THE PAST IS BACK……..By D-one Ayekooto. Chief SM Afolabi was a very close friend of OBJ until he started conspiring with Atiku to destabilize OBJ’s government. There is nothing bad in that politically….if you asked me. However, coming to equity requires some degree of sanitation. Afolabi as Interior Minister had supervised a multi-billion naira Identity… Continue reading THE PAST IS BACK