Buhari Should Sell Nigerian Youths As Slaves

Buhari Should Sell Nigerian Youths As Slaves

President Buhari, like many past Nigerian heads of state, is living proof of why slavery flourished along the coast of West Africa a few centuries ago. The Europeans, Americans and others nurture, support and encourage their youth. That is they could build the edifices that symbolise civilisation and world power. In contrast, many African kings had no use for their proliferating population of youths. Today is no different. Diaspora is the dreamland of the Nigerian youth. Under Buhari’s administration, the incentive for the Nigerian youth to go overseas for a better life has never been greater. Only because of the lack of opportunities that stare them in the face. If leaders have no respect or value for their youth, who will? (more…)

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The “Diaspora Paradox” and the Nigerian

The “Diaspora Paradox” and the Nigerian

One of the most challenging experiences a Nigerian [or other African nationals] in Diaspora will ever face is encountered within the paradox of deciding either remaining in a foreign land permanently or going back home for good. (more…)

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Political Ambitions in Diaspora

Political Ambitions in Diaspora: ‘Obasanjo Say Make I Come’

Between 1999 and 2007 there was an acute frenzy of political aspirations occurring among Nigerians in the diaspora. It was quite an evident wave. The frenzy was about Nigerians seeking to return home to go successfully into politics. Or hold office or get lucrative contracts from the government. Pre-1999, many if not the majority of Nigerian males in the diaspora were quite content to live indefinitely overseas. But after the 1999 return to democracy, it was rare to find a Nigerian male who was ‘away’ that did not want to return to Nigeria to make it big. That was the birth of the “X say make I come home” era. (more…)

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Nigeria’s “Medical Mail Brides”: Part 2

Nigeria’s “Medical Mail Brides”: Part 2

Not all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, medical laboratory technologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists etc.) married from Nigeria into diaspora (especially the USA and UK) are “medical mail brides”. Female medical professionals are human and just like other professional and non-professional women; someone will desire them, court them and marry them where the possibility arises. The problem raised in the previous article (see http://wp.me/p1bOKH-vJ) is the “intention”, yes the intention, of men marrying female medical professionals from Nigeria or coercing them into becoming one after she arrives. If it is not loving, could it be pimping? (more…)

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Nigeria’s “Medical Mail Brides”

Nigeria’s “Medical Mail Brides”: Can the Men Handle Them?

It has become increasingly apparent that the most desirable women in the eyes of Nigerian men in diaspora from Nigeria to join them in matrimony are medical professionals. Female doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiographers etc. that have already qualified in Nigeria are incredibly well-valued as migratory wives by men in the diaspora. Women who can and do qualify as medical professionals after they arrive in diaspora either as single or married women are also very well-valued by suitors and husbands, respectively. The reason is almost exclusively economic, but there is a price for marrying a woman who is sure to earn more than her husband shortly. What is it? (more…)

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