Nigerian blogoshpere this week

Following three recent airline crashes in Nigeria Chippla has written an excellent series of reports on the Nigerian Aviation Sector. The reports examine each of the crashes, the response of the Nigerian media and Government.

However, reforming the aviation sector demands more than that and would need to be extended to airline management, safety, proper and regularly updated training for pilots and cabin crews, airports with functional facilities and well-trained staff. This cannot be done in a day, or in a few months. It will take time. The domestic airlines market should be fully liberalized locally. Airlines should have the liberty of flying where they want to, and when a destination fails to make business sense, there should be no obligation on airlines to serve it.

“Built for eggheads manned by morons”Grandiose Parlour's focus is Nigeria's education system – something that has been steadily but surely going down hill since independence.

It does not take a rocket scientist to figure that the Nigerian education system is in doldrums. Past interventions have not worked, and the present attempts (if any) to revive the system and inject some life into it has not shown any promising signs so far.

Musings of a Naijaman reminisces about Christmas in Nigeria

…there's food as well, but it's chicken or goat and rice and moimoi with dodo and salad- Nigerian salad of course, nothing like the wimpy leafy things you get served here when you ask for a salad. I'm talking sardines, corned beef, hardboiled eggs and baked beans – in addition to the usual suspects- the lettuce, carrots,cabbage, tomatoes and onions all laced with a hefty dollop of salad cream…..not exactly what nutritionists have in mind when they sugest salads as healthy alternatives…..

In England? “Everyone eats and drinks too much trying to keep warm”!

Last weekend Nigeria held it's 2005 Internet Convention. Gbenga Sesun gives a detailed report on the convention, the main focus was on youth and ICTs.

Chris Uwaje was next, and he spoke on the need for Nigerian youths to become globally competitive. He spoke on the need for young people to chose to strategically focus — with an example of choosing an area of expertise within the IT landscape and focusing on that within 24 months. He also spoke on the need for proper mentorship, hinting that young Nigerians must learn the ropes of Information Technology from the elders..

Kayode of Kazey's Journal writes about religion in Nigeria which he says has become a cult.

Faiths in Nigeria, be it of the Muslim or Christian origin, is practiced in such an alarming way, and I do think that, it would be a threat to the future of Nigerian’s progress, peace and harmony

He comments on how different religions vie for supremacy and in some instances even in the same religion, different groups compete and condemn each other and takes a quote from a poster

Thank God, that in my faith, I am assured of heaven, not by my works but by the work of whom I put my faith in, and that is Christ Jesus. You’re! There is nothing we can do to be righteous, for man is evil by nature but my faith is on that which was sin-less and who bore my sins even before I was conceived and born. What else can I ask for?

Thought Line announces the opening in Nigeria of Africa's largest supermarket chain, Shoprite in the Palms shopping mall in Lekki, Lagos. This is the second South African store (Game) to open in a week!

Game was born out of the belief by its founders that shopping had become a tedious and boring pastime and they conceptualised retailing as a game and then pooled their limited savings to turn the concept into reality by creating a fun environment for shoppers, who were attended by staff in shocking pink, a corporate colour which has prevailed to this day.

Great Nigerians now have a new past time and exercise routine – the shopping mall – Sound familiar!
African Shirts has a joyous fit as he learns of the arrest of the man in drag – Alamieyeseigha aka Tina….

Who says the wheels of justice grind slowly? Let's see him escape Nigeria's jails dressed as a Benedictine monk with three breasts like in Total Recall.

Maybe someone will make a movie? “Alamaramalamadingdong arrested”

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