The Nigerian blogosphere this week

Gbenga Sesan and Edward of  Jangbalajugbu Homeland Stores had a car accident on their way to Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy in Ile-Ife from Lagos. The car went off the road and somersaulted a few times so I think they are lucky to be walking or even alive for that matter – so glad you are all safe.

Timbuktu Chronicles praises the work of Bunker Roy who established the Barefoot College in 1972 with the “conviction that solutions to rural problems lie within the community”. Bunker Roy's presentation at the recent Pop!Tech conference in the US

reinforced one's faith in the power of the individual, as Mahatma Ghandi himself
said “You must be the change you want to see in the world”

Musings of a Naijaman remembers missing Nigerian student, Olamide Adeyooye who sadly was found murdered in Mississippi.

Her friends had mounted a massive internet awareness raising effort to help find her, especially in the face of the alleged US media obsession with "blonde and blue eyed victims" and it's really sad it ended this way……….Of all the messages people posted on various sites I really liked this one-No one can hurt her now!

Chippla's Weblog suggests that rather than spend huge sums of money developing anti-malarial drugs funds should be used to find ways of "eliminating the female anopheles mosquito which happens to carry the microorganism that causes malaria.  One solution would be to return to the use of DDT(Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) which was banned in some countries  in the 1970s as an "organic pollutant".  He suggests that

“The potential dangers of DDT to the environment need to be weighed against the catastrophic problems which result from malaria”

Africa Unchained reports on a new film, The Bitter Aftertaste, that denounces  fair trade.   The filmmakers, WorldWrite,  hope it will

“challenge the belief that fair trade is a panacea for poverty in the developing world. It claims that western consumers have been duped into thinking that fair trade is an effective poverty-alleviation tool, when in fact it does nothing to address the root causes of poverty.”

Naijablog and Nigerian Times both remind us that the 10th of November marks the 10th anniversary of the extra-judicial execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni eight.

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