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The Workshop


Welcome to the oil soiled field where men toil daily for bread. It’s a Tuesday and I am greeted by half dusty and tarred entrance along with three boards with hand written signs hanging unevenly. “Live-chickens for sale”, “Musa the panel beater” and “scrap metal buyer”. The space is littered with rocks, noise, stench, scraps…

South AfricaWest Africans

Nigerians in South Africa and Drugs

Flakka Jelly Beans

“Nigerians are drug dealers. They come to our country to sell drugs. ” – Average South African This and many other statements have been used by South Africans to describe Nigerians and the activities of Nigerians in South Africa. They think that Nigerians in South Africa are drug dealers. This label has made being Nigerian…

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Nigerian Armed Forces: the shameful dance of a python

Nigerian Armed Forces and Operation Python Dance

The Nigerian Armed Forces’ inappropriate use of force and mishandling of threats to national security (e.g. tribal agitations, religious violence and communal clashes) have always been an issue of concern for most Nigerians home and abroad. Sadly, there seems to be a continuous repetition of military strategy errors by the Nigerian Armed Forces. 2016: Operation Python…

South AfricaTourism

Tswaing Meteorite Crater – Place Of Salt

Tswaing Crater

On a sunny afternoon at around 2.40pm, Ajọkẹ, Akinwọle and I set out to explore the Tswaing Meteorite Crater. It is situated on the outskirt of Soshanguve, a large township in the North of Pretoria. The name Tswaing, means place of salt in Setswana. It is a site where a meteorite half the size a…

NigeriaPolitical system

Politics in Nigeria: Political restructuring or mental restructuring?

Nigerian flag with peace sign

A lot of people have recently been advocating for a restructured political system in Nigeria. They cite differing reasons which range from the abuse of the Federal government’s political power to the extreme cases of corruption that envelopes all tiers of government. The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi while at a public presentation of…