The Dream of Made-in-Nigeria Pencil

A couple of weeks ago, Nigeria announced a momentous, earth-shattering dream: Africa’s biggest economy will produce its first ever homemade pencil by the year 2018! This surely sounds like a dubious joke. A lie told against the Giant of Africa. But the proposed made-in-Nigeria pencil project is no idle tale. It

The Entertainment Activism of Ben Bruce

Ben Murray Bruce is doing three things you can’t possibly ignore. Bruce is baring his showman chest. He is pointing Nigerians to his vast reserve of the milk of human kindness. And he is performing a concern concert! The Senator representing Bayelsa East district is striving to impress everybody with his solicitude.