INADMISSIBLE LINGUA FRANCA

​Lingua Franca coined in the 1620s, Italian in origin, and literally means “Frankish tongue”. Originally a form of communication used in the Levant, a stripped-down Italian peppered with Spanish, French, Greek, Arabic, and Turkish words. It’s originally almost everything EXCEPT English! However, for the sake of this piece, we shall go with this dictionary meaning. […]

Implications of Modular Refineries in Nigeria

Nigeria is a fantastic country, she produces enough crude oil, yet never able to take care of the petroleum needs of the nation. The call for the installation of Modular Refineries has taken the front burner. This article seeks to know what it is, what the Government is doing, and the collective expectations. Sequel to […]

SOS: EDO UNDERGROUND SCHOOLS BEG

In recent times, following many events and pronouncements by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in many fora, one could easily understand that the present administration is focused on getting the right deal in the Educational, Social and Health Sectors. Just recently, at the closing ceremony of a two-day Orientation/Retreat held for the newly recruited […]

TRUTH TO POWER: AN ATTEMPT

​I read a report recently purportedly written as an aftermath of the meeting between The Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship (NCGF)/CAN Representatives led by Dr Sam Itina with the Management of the National Education and Research Development Council (NERDC). The meeting was to address the issue of the reviewed CURRICULUM as it concern the subtle removal […]

TONSILS

​ The times are changing and as responsibilities demand, we keep updating our knowledge repository. The illiterates of the 21st century are actually those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.  In my bid to relearn the life history of some protozoan parasites, specifically Entamoeba gingivalis, I stumbled on the tonsils. The parasite inhabits the mouth […]

FADING EXCITEMENT

Have you seen a father who just got the news of the birth of his first child? The hospital goes agog and the young man may throw caution to the winds, Who can curtail such an excitement? Even the naming ceremony will be the much talk about ‘owambe’ in the neighbourhood. For us in the […]