It was the first day of the session and a new direct entry student Mensah, a Ghanaian joined the class in one of Nigerria's university.
The Lecturer said, "Let's begin by reviewing some Nigerian history.
Who said 'I shall return to die in the land of my fathers'"
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Mensah, who had his hand up
"King Jaja of Opobo, 1875"
Who said 'the land use act will feed the nation'"?
Again, no response except from Mensah: "Obasanjo, 1976".
The Lecturer snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed. Mensah who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do"
The lecturer heard a loud whisper: " Ghana must go" "Who said that?" she demanded
Mensah put his hand up. "Buhari, 1984".
At that point, a student in the back scornfully said,
"Hmmm, you think you are smart"
The Lecturer glared and asked, "All right! Now, who said that?"
Again, Mensah said "Babangida to Abiola, 1992."
Now furious, another student yelled,
"Oh yeah? Eat this!"
Mensah jumped out of his chair waving his hand and shouting to the lecturer,
"Indian mistress to Abacha, 1998!"
Now, with almost mob hysteria, someone said,
"You little poo. If you say anything else, I'll kill you"
Mensah frantically yelled at the top of his voice, "Chris Uba to Ngige,2004!
The Lecturer fainted, and as the class gathered around her on the floor,
someone said, "Oh poo, we're in BIG trouble now!"
Mensah whispered, "Chimaroke Nnamani,James Ibori,Ayodele Fayose,Lucky Igbinedon,2007"