LAGOS CHAPTER: SPEED DATING FOR THE MODERN GUY/ GIRL
WHEN A SENSE OF SHAME IS LOST
You know...sometimes life can get really boring and regimental.
It's just hard to maintain a social life!
So The Returnees have decided to host a speed dating event for vibrant, single, professionals between the ages of 25 and 40. It's an evening of good music, food and fun while mingling with other singles in Lagos.
RECAP: First Official Meet & Greet 2016
Written by Pat Utomi
I am not sure what to say about us, Nigerians. Should I praise the Nigerian spirit for resilience in the face of a misery index those from countries seen as the pits of hell want to get away from. Or should one castigate the people of the country for acting like zombies as their inchoate economy retrenches further, facilities collapse in such a manner that a Nigeria regional manager for south African Airways uses words that suggest our major airports are epidemics waiting to breakout. But if truth be told, what puzzles me the most about the Nigerian condition is the total loss of a sense of shame in people who hold positions of public authority in Nigeria. Their swagger in the face of south bound reality beggar’s belief.
CAN THE PAST FIX THE PRESENT?
It's always a joy to bring like minded and different people from various walks of life together especially when similar experiences have been shared. You become aware and listen to all sorts of topics, issues, concerns, and questions brought up and answered. "You learn things everyday" is a saying that never gets old.
By Odinaka Ezeobele of Existentialism & Letters
“Unless we know what we are and how we came about to be what we are, we shall certainly be unable to know where and how to go further" Nwafor Orizu, Nigerian elder statesman.
The quote expresses the need to find meaning in our lives by seeking beyond what we know. One of the important ways we can achieve this is through a conscious effort to study our collective human culture and take lessons from it. As we proffer solutions for a myriad of problems in our society, there is one weapon we can add to our arsenal; that is the value of studying humanities and this includes history.