Tagged with West Africa

Brain Drain in Nigeria

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze This entry pertains to the brain drain phenomenon that is crippling Nigeria. I would like to begin by apologizing for the long bout of silence. It is poor taste to for anyone discuss in purple passages his or her jeremiads so I’ll leave it at that and transition into the topic … Continue reading

The state of public transportation in Nigeria

The state of public transportation in Nigeria

Reporting from Nigeria – Emeka Nweze Most of my readers are no doubt aware of the airplane that crashed into Nigeria’s most densely populated city on June 4, effectively killing all one hundred and fifty three passengers on board. What most of my readers are most likely unfamiliar with is the fact that the ill-fated airplane … Continue reading

Breaking the Bubble

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze Media theorist Neil Postman gave a symposium a couple of years back. It was titled “informing ourselves to death.” In this symposium, he argued that one side effect of the information age is that the average person is beset at all sides by information. Assaulted. Glutted. Drowning in it. Postman’s dominant jeremiad … Continue reading