- How have you been surviving in Nigeria in the last 6 months? This survey wants to know. If you’re in Nigeria, you should take the survey (there’s no confidential information required).The questions are really interesting, about budget changes in food, transportation, airtime and electricity budgets.
- No Nigerian university could make a list of the world’s top 1000 universities- so shameful. Only 10 African universities made the list at all. Check out Quartz for a breakdown of the list.
- The BBC calculates how likely it is that you have a doppelgänger walking around with your face. Apparently, every tall dark bespectacled girl looks like me, so. I have seen one person who looked so much like me that my mother was taken aback by the resemblance. Check out the science of lookalikes.
- From The Guardian, UN accused of failing as north-east Nigeria at risk of famine. I felt so sad and impotent and angry reading this. In my country?
The government chose to conceal the issue of IDPs [internally displaced people] because they were afraid of indictment. There has been a lot of long-term neglect and a refusal to act upon the plight of the IDPs and this is why starvation is occurring in most of the camps
The world continues to be depressing, doesn’t it. Have a chill weekend.
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I’m recovering from malaria- the scourge of sub-Saharan Africa- and my head feels like it’s packed with cotton wool. I hope you’re doing better than I am.