Saturday, May 08, 2010

MEMOIRS OF A GRADUATING STUDENT



Just finished writing up a new story... Read the first few paragraphs down here, and read the full story here on my other blog.________________________________________________


As I make my way to the podium for the customary handshake with the Vice Chancellor, I cannot help but be amazed at how short he is.
Imagine. Here I am, claiming the University Prize for the Best Graduating Student, and all I can do is think about how short my erstwhile Vice Chancellor is. Just imagine!
I look across the motley crowd literally hugging the makeshift seats at the Amphitheatre, and I can almost feel the awe and admiration in the air. Hey, can someone please tell me what all these people are staring at? Me?
That young lady in the convocation gown, the one over there, she looks like she would follow me without as much as a thought if I smiled at her. Well, I must confess it is rather sad that I have to meet with the representatives from Sahara Oil and ChevronTexaco after this ceremony – I really would love to chat up that girl after this ceremony, there is this thing about her that makes me want to scream! She bats her eyelids at me, and sure as clockwork - my heart skips a beat. In that one missed beat, I know for sure that meeting this young woman is of more importance than meeting with the black guys in black blazers.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

THEATRE OF THE ABSURD






Finally, it has been announced that President Yar’Adua is dead, and reports on www.234next.com have it that Goodluck Jonathan has been sworn in as the President of the country. Click here for more details.
Well, I am of the opinion that Yar’Adua has been ‘dead’ for a long time, it is just that the news is only now been released in the public domain. I do not mean that he has been physically dead for a long time, what I mean is that he long since ceased to be relevant in affairs of state.
I am not particularly happy at the death of Mr. Yar’Adua, what I am happy at is that the Nigerian state no longer has an excuse to run around in circles, and the new President can fully concentrate on the task of moving the country forward without the fear that some invalid may suddenly resurrect and ask to be reinstated.
Turai, and the Nigerian polity at large should learn from this – the office of the President is larger than any one individual. I daresay that until the Nigerian state understands and incorporates that principle, we may return to this same point in some form at some time in the future.
Well, here comes the curtain on the reign of Mr. Yar’Adua. We have come to the end of the first act – in the theatre of the absurd. Forgetting those things which are behind, we look forward to a greater and better future. It’s time to move this great country of ours forward.
Let’s do this, shall we?


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