Pirate-Captain Entities and Democracy

Pirate-Captain Entities and Democracy

There is a keen fascination among young men, most at leading schools and universities around the world, with the “captain-pirate” mode. Its germ is of rebellion or disobedience against the injustices and excesses of the status quo in society. It is not surprising. The literal meaning of a pirate and the piratical life is one of thieves and the means of thieving, respectively. Its contextual significance is in fraternal orders of young men and is consanguineous with the metaphor of Robin Hood. Stealing from the rich or powerful to give to the poor. The young or seasoned pirate, as he swears a solemn oath at his initiation, under the guidance of his captain, thus becomes an agent of social justice in society. Political means not excluded. (more…)

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Gowon and Babangida: Nigeria’s Drug Culture

Gowon and Babangida Created Nigeria’s Drug Culture

Access to drugs policies have been most responsible for either a rise or decline in the demography of drug addicts in Nigeria. A controversial thing the Obasanjo military government did in 1976/77 was to ban several goods, including controlled substances, into Nigeria. This was to curb the wasteful “Import or Die” phenomenon triggered by the unexpected “Oil Boom” years governed by General Gowon. (more…)

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The Portrait of a Nigerian Druggie Youth

The Portrait of a Nigerian Druggie Youth

Inspect the photograph. In the photograph, you can see the portrait of a young teenager in a blue T-shirt (the Boy in blue) attempting to light up a reefer. His peers surround him, eager for him to do it because if he does, they can too. There is some apparent awe for the Boy in blue by his mates; he is their leader by choice or nature. He is not from a privileged background and neither are his peers, but they look up to him. (more…)

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Sapele’s Youth Drug Addiction Epidemic

Sapele’s Youth Drug Addiction Epidemic: It is alarming.

One must wonder what happened to a once genial and hope-filled town called Sapele. It was a youth’s town and youngsters had much promise and bright futures. Well… According to a competent and concerned eyewitness Ejorheya Brighoademo, a governance professional and works in the tourism and entertainment industry in Sapele, the rate of drug addiction is conservatively 50% of the entire teenage population of the town! An entire generation afflicted with a destructive scourge. Incredible! How did Sapele, a major town in Delta State, Nigeria, give into the drugs scourge? (more…)

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