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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 19)

“If you’ve told a child a thousand time and he still does not understand, then it is not the child that is the slow learner.” – Walter Barbie It has been brought to my notice that I’ve not updated this series for over three months and believe me, I join ...

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EZE RETURNS TO SCHOOL (EPISODE 4)

One of the joys of being in JSS3 was the absolute dominion of our classroom block. The JSS2 block, just like its SS3 counterpart, stood on its own, an island, separated from the other classroom blocks, which were conjoined, JSS1 to JSS2 and SS1 to SS2. The upshot of this ...

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EZE RETURNS TO SCHOOL

FOREWORD: When I was wrapping up Eze Goes To School last year, I honestly didn’t think I’d be back here with the boys in another year in the secondary school. But by sheer popular demand, here I am again. Last year was a great trip. This year hopefully will be ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Chika Jones on the Tertiary Institution

In Nigeria, the words ‘tertiary institution’ brings to mind huge buildings, sagging boys, skimpily dressed girls, corrupt lecturers and sometimes, but very rarely, education. For most parents, it is a period when you get scared to pick your child’s calls, because you are pretty sure he/she wants more money. University, ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Midlife Crisis and Some Other Things

The average Nigerian has a serious generalization problem, as you can see from this first sentence, and subsequent others. You remember back then in secondary school, teachers cured autism, Down syndrome and ADHD with the time-tested and trusted remedy – cane, pankere or koboko, depending on where you schooled and ...

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Tobe Writes: IF YOU ARE FROM A POOR FAMILY, DON’T STUDY ARCHEOLOGY

One of the good things I love about African tradition is that it is rich with profound proverbs. As a school teacher, I always encourage my students to read African and Nigerian classics. Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka are good examples of literary artisans that trade with breathless dexterity the ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (The 50th)

FOREWORD: This will be quite lengthy, but bear with me. For the first time, I got to know the thrill my readers get when they read about the escapades of Eze and his cohorts, one which I’ve never known, even as the writer of the Eze Goes To School series. ...

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The Things They Say: 179

“Parents probably won’t think this, but I think my show is educational for kids. They’re going to be exposed to art.” Miley Cyrus defends her controversial Bangerz tour, which kicked off on Friday, February 14. Concert promoters recently slammed reports some U.S. venue bosses were threatening to cancel upcoming gigs ...

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Tobe Writes: THE DANGERS OF SINGLE SITTING

In the southern part of Nigeria, especially South-East and South-South a growing trend is fast hemorrhaging the value of education to death. In fact, it has become so bad that in some private and public schools, they have to field only one fifth of their students for WAEC and NECO ...

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