It is an unfortunate fact that wherever we look, we can find instances of governments and religious institutions continuing on in their blinkered mindset long after events have outrun the "concern". Great and even minor ships of state are very hard to turn around; and many even founder on rocks of their own making.
Democracies are better than totalitarian states at avoiding risks (they are better informed through a broad education, and a free people), but are still subject to the
Originally Posted by Big-K
GEJ actually spoke well and I don't see a problem in what he said "To fix Africa, you have to fix Nigeria" and "Nigeria is important because of its population - largest number of blacks n the world" or something to that effect.
The problem I have is how he said it and his subservient body language which gave Obama the impetus to stare him down in a somewhat condescending way (or was Obama wincing?).
Mr President, three tips on public speaking and comportment: (to start
Originally Posted by lalakokofefe
Nigeria: The Boys' Quarters Mentality
BY EUGENEENAHORO, 16 APRIL 2013
Boys' quarters (BQ's) are a unique feature of post-colonial houses in Nigeria. Wealthy Nigerians have always had servants and domestic help yet pre-colonial house designs never included anything like "boys" or servants' quarters. In those days African servants lived in the house with everyone else. This type of arrangement wasn't unusual or unique to Africa. Even in the great mansions of
Lagos - A Megacity on the Brink
by julia vitullo-martin
Lagos, Nigeria, has a Bus Rapid Transit system, is constructing improved rail, beautifying its highways, rebuilding the port, developing the waterfront. Yet is has a reputation for crime and mayhem which seems hard to shake. Just how menacing is it?
Uniformed policemen tried to carjack us in a crowded market in broad daylight. Our driver careened through the winding streets to escape, with the help of the crowd