There was a Country by Chinua Achebe:
Reviewing the Reviewers
The book has generated rave reviews a lot of which in my opinion miss the point. Unfortunately the trend has been that the perspective of individual reviews is shaped according to the individual's ethic origin. A few Yoruba reviewers have for reasons not easily discernible poured invectives on Achebe and the book. It seems they have no other reason for that other than what Achebe wrote in the book about Awolowo. Strangely,
One of the key areas proposed by the National Assembly in its ongoing effort to amend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 is the provisions of the Constitution relating to the functions and responsibilities of Local Government Councils in the Country. The functions of a Local Government Councils by Sections 1 & 2 of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 is as follows thus: Functions of a local government council
I am at a crossroad in my life where I have to make a decision including one that may adversely affect the rest of my days. I honestly do not know what to do or know what path I should take and I am scared of making a wrong choice. What if I am disappointed and it is not all cracked up to be? What if it does not work out? What if I have regrets later on? What if the grass is truly not greener on the other side? What if I am not ready? What if this move proves to be more challenging
Updated Jan 30, 2013 at 04:22 PM by anwulika
We seem to expect too much from people. Most especially those we have very high regard for.
We live in a changing world. A world of hustling and hustlers.
A world of the fastest not neccesarily the most brilliant making it like bandits. As a matter of fact banditry is the order of the day.
It shouldnt have come as much of a surprise to me when someone i held in high esteem did a Dan blocker in a meeting i attended.....more like the artful dodger.
Envy is best defined as a resentful emotion that "occurs when a person lacks another's(perceived) superior quality, achievement or possession and wishes that the other lacked it.
Bertrand Russell said envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness. Not only is the envious person rendered unhappy by his envy, but they also wish to inflict misfortune on others.
However, psychologists have recently suggested that there may be two types of envy: malicious envy and