General

Multiple Personality Disorder

Now more than ever there are different avenues and platforms for self-expression and making your voice heard. Technology has created them and also made it possible to send out these messages. In triumph of self-expression, movements have been started, trends have gone viral and uncountable connections made via these tools. They have become tools for revolution, realisation and change; we …

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Pray for Me

We love God in Nigeria. The evidence is seen on almost every street (residential or not) where one church or mosque can be found. It’s common to be woken by the Muslim call to prayer on any day and to have participated in a vigil the night before either willingly or because of the neighbourhood church. The most populous country …

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Backseat Driving

Oga you no get gear three? Why you no take that road na? You know say go-slow go dey by this time and you come follow here, you no well o! Ewo o, this driver done craze o! Driver, slow down now! These and many more are comments you may have heard as a passenger in public transportation in Nigeria. …

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Occupation, Leadership and Citizenship

To whom much is given much is expected…more than can be quantified or specifically stated. This is the current situation in Nigeria and so goes beyond the fuel subsidy issue. The subsidy triggered the current open expression of discontent nationwide and like Noah’s flood there’s currently no end in sight. Unfortunately (for them!) our leadership didn’t expect to be called …

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Souvenirs

We’re all familiar with the culture of giving gifts. We give them at weddings, naming ceremonies, birthdays, anniversaries, house-warming, promotion parties and many other occasions. The various cultures of our land are replete with this and as a trend it runs through humanity as a whole. Another tradition that has become part of this gifting is the souvenir. This has …

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Ready, steady…GO!

A new year has rolled in and with it comes hope, that things (situations, relationships etc) will be better than the year before. The air is pregnant with possibilities that lie ahead. We have plans, dreams, imaginations and expectations about what we’d like to happen. We look forward to great things happening and resolve to make them come true. Unfortunately, …

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2011…in retrospect.

I don’t know about you, but I find that I’m nostalgic as the curtain falls on 2011. I’m grateful for what occurred and savouring each memory. Not everything was pleasant (normal) but in retrospect a lesson was learned at each stage and left me permanently changed as a result. It’s been a surprising year personally, nationally and of course on …

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The Ebb and Flow

Action or inaction either state has its consequences, cause and effect you might say. The way something is done as well as the how also has its separate result. Much like the stone that’s thrown into water and the ripple created spreads out in ever widening circles until it finally abates, that’s the way relationships tend to behave. The people …

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