Author: David Hundeyin

3 Months Into Academic Session, UNN 100L Students Forced To Change Courses

Kenneth Igwe (name has been changed) is a lucky young man in many respects. Like thousands of other hopefuls who try to get into the prestigious Law program at the University of Nigeria (Enugu Campus) every year, he filled his preferred institution and degree program on his JAMB form and[Read More…]

Breaking: Complete Lockdown Removal Imminent as NGF Offers First Glance at Proposed Terms for Restarting Economy

After nearly 4 weeks of the ongoing full lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT, a leaked memo from the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has offered the first insight into how and when the lockdown will be removed. It will be recalled that at the expiration of the initial 2-week[Read More…]

Enforced COVID-19 Donations May Betray Ugly Truth About Nigerian Government’s Crisis Handling

Validity of FG’s COVID-19 fundraising thrown into question When John Ahmadu (name has been changed) received a letter from the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) on the 3rd of April, he assumed it would be a run-of-the-mill advisory memo from his industry regulator. As the director of a small insurance company[Read More…]

Prominent Individuals and Businesses are Spreading COVID-19 in Nigeria: A Special Report

The news of Chief of Staff Abba Kyari’s positive test result for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus after being exposed in Germany, is old hat at this point. Kyari, who is a septuagenarian with the sort of health history that makes COVID-19 especially dangerous, is smack in the middle of the[Read More…]

The Full Story of Nigeria’s Unfolding Coronavirus Scandal

Employees of the Dangote Oil Refinery Company in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos are currently in varying degrees of panic as a leaked internal email yesterday indicated that the company is dealing with a suspected case of COVID-19. A trusted source at the company who asked not to be named has confirmed that[Read More…]

It’s Time to Talk About the Disgrace that is Murtala Mohammed International Airport

In 2002, I boarded a DC-10 for a Lagos – Accra flight on the now-defunct Ghana Airways. This was my first time directly traveling from one African country to another by air, so I had the chance to compare Lagos Airport and Accra Airport very closely, being just 45 minutes[Read More…]

Revealed: The Obnoxious LAUTECH Policy Driving Students to Attempt Suicide

Laide (name has been changed) is a student  of the Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology (LAUTECH) who has just finished taking her final exams, albeit months behind schedule. Like many others who attend the institution, Laide is from the school’s immediate catchment area. Jointly owned by the Oyo[Read More…]

The Cronenberg at Number 12: A Story About Child Abuse in Nigeria

Theo was about five years old when he discovered that something was wrong at home. This was the age when he had developed sufficient self awareness for his older siblings to begin trusting him with certain types of information. The stories and scenarios varied widely, but the general thrust of[Read More…]

Persecution of Muslims in China and India Reveals Important Facts About Religion and Geopolitics

India, China and Myanmar are three Asian countries currently engrossed in carrying out physical and cultural genocides on their Muslim populations. While the plight of Rohingya Muslims and Uighur Muslims is well known, the recent introduction of a new law expressly aimed at dispossessing Muslims of Indian citizenship has alerted[Read More…]

Death, Diarrhea and Late Night Sackings: The Inside Story of an Unfolding Staff Nightmare at UBA and Dangote

Last November, thousands of Lagosians including hundreds of UBA Bank employees attended what was billed as the ‘party of the year’ at the Lekki Special Events Centre on Admiralty Way. The UBA RedTV Rave had everyone from Wizkid to Olamide to Jidenna to Burna Boy thrilling the festive crowd as[Read More…]