Development

My NYSC experience in Bonny Island - Part 3

This is part 3 of a 5 part series. See part 2 here From there the task moved to supervising both hydrostatic and pneumatic tests for process lines and signing them off as completed... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 4 months ago | seen 482 times

My NYSC days were exciting, why talk about scrapping such a scheme? Part 2

This is part 2 of a 5 part series. See part 1 here We quickly settled down in Mobil for the 1 year national assignment. I was sent to OSO/NGL Gas Recovery... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 5 months ago | seen 733 times

My NYSC days were exciting, why talk about scrapping such a scheme? Part 1

By the time we were rounding up the NYSC orientation camp in Lagos my step mum asked me where I would like to serve in Lagos and I said Mobil just... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 5 months ago | seen 464 times

The craziest election I ever took part in and won

Sometime in January or February 2000 in Warri, Delta state about 100 of us came from different parts of Nigeria for the Shell Special Intensive Training Program that was handled by... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 5 months ago | seen 467 times

Global institutions not ready to lower their standards for Nigeria's unique brand of quota based merit system

A merit based society would pay us better. President Buhari nominated 2 Nigerians to join 2 global institutions World Trade Organization (WTO) and International Criminal Court (ICC). The Nigerian that was... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 7 months ago | seen 900 times

Rotational presidency or zoning is still a matter of federal character

As much as I not happy that the cut off mark for a child who wrote a national exam with other children in Nigeria is say 10/200 which is an indictment... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 8 months ago | seen 772 times

Most strict handlers in schools meant well even if things didn't add up then

Sometimes you don't know why some people do what they do especially when they appear to be strict. Most times it is for the common good. Gen SM Dule (Rtd) as... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 9 months ago | seen 654 times

Why worry about Africa instead of countries and continents being ravaged by coronavirus?

One thing is clear, some powerful people, groups and countries outside Africa are planning something for Africans in Africa and it appears as if coronavirus is the perfect opportunity they intend... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted one year ago | seen 934 times

Our medical personnel deserve to be praised

But for things like inferiority complex, colonial mentality and low self esteem Nigerian doctors and medical personnel would have been hyped, praised and showcased as being exceptional in the handling of... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted one year ago | seen 769 times

Where are Nigerian universities and research centers in the global race to find a cure or vaccine for COVID 19?

The only good thing that will come out of this Chinese virus for those Nigerians that will survive it is that the federal and state governments will pay more attention to... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted one year ago | seen 851 times

EBONYI: The next Igbo development harbinger

For a long time Ndigbo have considered Abakiliki and that axis as the backwaters of our large pool of people.And we have so treated them as such that when they found... Read more

Author: Ireke A Kalu Onuma | Posted one year ago | seen 1,183 times

With FixIt the government will know about bad roads and fix them accordingly

The quality of our roads whether in densely populated urban areas or in rural areas is mostly poor, from pot holes to failed portions of roads especially existing roads that could... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 2 years ago | seen 927 times

Driving in Lagos is hell for both the driver and the passengers

Ask Lagosians who they will support and vote for if a gubernatorial election is held in Lagos today between Ambode (PDP or even APGA) and Sanwo Olu (APC) and you will... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 2 years ago | seen 929 times

Physically attacking people over disagreements a silly thing to do

Physically attacking anyone because you disagree with the person or his ideas is a very stupid thing to do.Physically attacking Nigerian politicians abroad even though selective was a very stupid thing... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 2 years ago | seen 1,959 times

A serial killer targeting 'runs' girls in Rivers state?

Yet another lady gets strangled in a hotel in Rivers state.As a man I dey fear to give strangers lift/ride even when I know they need one especially if driving alone... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 2 years ago | seen 1,295 times