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Must Watch Video! UNILAG Students consult dictionaries as Patrick Obahiagbon delivers Speech



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There is noone like Patrick Obahiagbon! The former legislator who currently works as part of the Edo State Government, represented the Governor of the State Adams Oshiomhole at the 2014 United Nations International Youths Day which was organized by Rise Networks at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The topic of Patrick’s speech was “Job Creation for Youth in Nigeria”. Patrick delivered the speech with lots of passion and his usual infusion of interesting words.

The students listened intently and also cheered him on whenever he dropped his “word bombs” while some consulted their online dictionaries and took notes.

Watch the Speech below.


  1. TexasHausaGirl

    September 1, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Corruption, injustice, and unemployment are not terrified or moved by one’s vocabulary. In this case, action speaks louder than big words.

  2. LILO

    September 1, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Lmao…basket mouth and bovi combined, got nothing on this man. I have died ooooo

  3. Luqman

    September 1, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Who talk say my people get problems? we dey always derive pleasure in every scenario which enhances the lifespan. Our Gov. also use that our positive vibes to ruin our futures.
    The man always conveyed his messages in a crinkum crankum way according to his own capability

  4. kk

    September 1, 2014 at 8:17 am

    And this dude stays having a straight face when dropping those words..lololol

  5. Newsgirl

    September 1, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I think he really stepped down his lofty grammar in this speech.


    September 1, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Patrick the entertainer.

  7. sum1special

    September 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

    He sounds like he is speaking in tongues.

  8. Koenigin

    September 1, 2014 at 10:11 am

    ROTFLOH I bet her Majesty the Queen of England would have done so herself lol smh. Chai!!! big grammar and little to no action afterwards.

  9. Glowing

    September 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Chei!!! Colocopious Apologies…Prima Donna…Dialectical Colloque…Articulate…telecate…
    This Man is Rich in English Grammaticals!
    Looooooool…That is if I had the spellings right o…A Piaspa of Undibolistic what???!!! Please UNILAG Students, You couldn’t even resist the Laughter. He delivered a Grand Speech though. Wonder if they could connect to all the grammar. A Lovely Personality this Man is though. πŸ™‚

  10. Tolu

    September 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This is stupid. If people need dictionaries to understand you then you have not communicated anything, you have only wasted time. Oshiomole please get someone who can actually COMMUNICATE next time.

  11. Kiks

    September 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    this might be hilarious a the first glance but as someone earlier commented if they need dictionaries to understand him then this was basically POINTLESS.
    at this point in our lives, i think the youth or better said the university students are yet to understand the meaning of speeches, seminars and conferences. these are to help us make a move in the positive direction or to sit back and reanalyze ourselves for a better future.
    if at meetings like this, all they do is cheer and jeer in their ignorance then there is a huge problem at hand.
    next time a more articulate and serious person should be invited.
    i legitimately listen to this guy for comic relief.
    he might be educated but clearly he cannot lower himself to educate.

  12. oniyelu

    September 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I do call all is grammar rubbish. We need more than his english in this country.

  13. Love

    September 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Yo this is a comedy show!- how can anyone take this event serious?- The students know they are going to the event to be entertained. And its suppose to be about one of the most important issue facing Nigeria. What a joke!

  14. AngelM

    September 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    The essence of delivering a public speech is totally lost hence he choose to compound his message with unnecessary grammatically jargons in a sheer effort to impress, rather than being understood. Sorry not impressed.

  15. ???

    September 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    lmao!!! People should listen beyond the grammar, the man is convening a very sensitive message

  16. ministerswife

    September 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    It is a shame that BN, and certain commenters on this forum have failed to listen attentively and grasp the progressive & pertinent message that this visionary mind has so passionately delivered. Instead, you all divert attention from the substance of his speech, and choose to lay emphasis on the mundane. I don’t know if this is a consequence of a limited vocabulary or proficiency in the English language. But I can excuse BN on the basis that the author of this post may not be well-educated. However, I cannot cut unilag students any slack.

    It is particularly astonishing and disheartening to see that university students these days, are of such poor calibre that they are unable to comprehend simple English; and rather than hide their ignorance, they prefer to unabashedly advertise their lack of knowledge by reacting like a pack of wild illiterates to every unfamiliar sounding word.

    It must be said that with the exception of a number of a few latin phrases (which as a lawyer he is prone to employ),, there isn’t a single word spoken throughout the speech, that is not regular English. The fact is we are an English speaking nation, and it should be a great concern, and disappointingly so, that we seem to not recognise common English words. This speaks volumes about the incompetence that pervades our education system.

    IF you listened to his speech and found yourself also taking notes and consulting the dictionary, I am afraid to inform that you have a serious vocabulary deficiency which you urgently need to rectify and expand through voracious reading of a wide range of literature- ideally not on BN.

    Shame on you BN, for propagating stupidity and frivolity in the face of pressing national issues highlighted in Hon Obahiagbon’s loaded speech.

    • chi-e-z

      September 1, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      No vex now legislator :)… first rule of journalism and speech giving is to connect with audience and use general understood grammar. Anyone who studied political science, journalism, or public speaking would tell you this. But I think this guy’s problem Is he doesn’t enunciate and he faultily merges two words into some unheard b.s.

    • victortim

      September 1, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      Am particularly happy that u notice this epidemic not only with students but NIGERIANS to speak of,I love my country nig and my fellow men:over d years I have been listening to hear people speak of this danger but maybe I never listen too well ! If u listen to media houses, entertainers and music industrys”broken is what they give to society in exchange of money,then how d hall u expect a newborn to have interest in good English? Well we can not give what we do not have so instead of putting all d blem on our students, our past leaders should b brought to book for sending their children outside to lean good English while adopting broken for poor Nigerians who can’t afford doing so.

    • Rosco Fald

      September 5, 2014 at 1:39 am

      I am grateful for everything words in which you use to Qualifies the so-called Nigerian student. I was disconcerted when seen the student creating an uproar during the man’s speech. I could remember during my days in the school, student finds meanings to all vocabularies heard from their lecturers after classes.


      March 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm


  17. Tosin

    September 1, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    eighteen minutes? i don’t know…

  18. Damy

    September 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Mehn, the every 3 secs screaming was annoying. His opening statement was wow!!! How things have changed, doubt they actually paid attention to the message.

  19. Love

    September 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    A multipurpose youth center that will be built when? All dey do is come and give speech and make unfullfilled promises. When he was a legislator why didn’t he work hard to create the job opportunities. When these politicians are on seat, they will not work. But will start insulting their successors once their tenure is over.

  20. Ben Wise

    September 1, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    This guy needs to get an agent and should be charging to go speak at events or should start an online TV talk show. Wish I was in Nigeria and in contact with him. Everyone seems to get more laughs listening to him than any of our comedians making millions re-telling other people’s jokes.

  21. mustapha

    September 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    i hope he communicated well thou,and i hope the student understood the message he delivered ,if not he didnt say shit then…. cause for everything he said there must be a feedback.

  22. Amos ibanga udo

    October 1, 2014 at 7:04 am

    That very man is an anglophone, he is my master in english language, he is a grammar warrior. Person no dey hear his grammar.

  23. sesan

    October 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    This man has really contribute to knowledge cos his grammar has exposed me to reading and researching.Note, wen u r given an assignment,u r expected to find out d solution.The way ds man speaks inspired me soooooooooooooooo much.u r great for welldone job

  24. kola

    November 5, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Anyone chiding the students is ignorant of the essence of learning. In that auditorium are some of the best brains in the world. Anyone who knows the quality of UNILAG product will agree with this position. That the students are in the auditorium jotting the words and confirming them through a search of the dictionary is an indication that they are intellectually alert.

  25. Atl's finest

    November 11, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Whenever I’m having a bad day, all I need is to watch Oga Patrick’s videos on YouTube lol

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