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So, What’s the Hype About Marriage?

So, What’s the Hype About Marriage?

This is a rant. Having a parent around during the bleak autumn/winter months is not ideal for several reasons. Please don’t get me wrong, parents are a blessing to have around at any time, but if you are unmarried, it is extra hard to deal with the constant nagging to find a partner. Click here to download our magazines If it was easier, one would go to the shops to buy a partner. The shops

Voices for the Voiceless

Voices for the Voiceless

There are different ways to be heard. Babies understand how to get attention innately. They cry. Newspaper and magazine editors live for their next headline. The news headlines or the talking points are very important. Media junkies thrive on the buzz the news cycle creates. Many people use their pens, pencils, laptops, speeches, protests, online activism and paintbrushes to create the next ‘in thing’. Other people use their cameras to tell human stories that would

Africa’s Decisive Moment for Democracy

The Opebi Girls

There were tens of them: light and dark skinned, fat and skinny, natural hair and artificial hair. They begin to gather from 10pm, perhaps even earlier, at sunset possibly. We found them there at 6am the next morning. They were standing and waiting. Some were working the road. Their skimpy outfits gave them away. They were women of the night. Prostitution is the oldest industry in the universe and as long as men desire female

APC’s Saraki Headache

Pondering About Life and Suffering

The most predictable thing about life is its unpredictability. Life can happen to any one at any time. Cancer diagnosis, death, barrenness, poverty, demotion, hunger, divorce, stillbirths, miscarriages, stroke, dementia, adultery, arson attack, suicide, are examples of what can go wrong while alive. Click here to download our magazines As though the aforementioned were not bad enough, we have ISIS killing Christians and anyone who opposes their ideology in Syria and children under attack from

Nigeria’s Changing Police

Nigeria’s Changing Police

The Nigeria Police Force has suffered and still suffers from negative public perception. The fact is that Nigerian policemen are still on the motorways collecting N100 notes or more from drivers, under the guise of checking for vehicle documents. The Nigeria Police need to overcome incidents of random bullet discharge and collection of bribes however small. Click here to read more: For years, the writer has had a very negative perception of the Nigeria


The Things Men, Women Do

Each time a man admits knowing his married friends cheat persistently on their wives, it makes me feel bad. It is not a new phenomenon for men to cheat on their wives, but it seems to me that everyone is dong it. Actively. Nigeria is a cultural and religious society where marriage is meant to last a lifetime and where women are not supposed to be vocal when their men cheat. But, Nigerian men are

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Redemption Camp, Nigeria’s Vatican City

As a guest at the rather posh Redemption Camp home of an ardent member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one has the luxury of unlimited and super fast Internet access. The atmosphere is cool, the air conditioning unit is on and the noise of some people praying can be heard. It is the 63rd Annual Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The writer has warm memories of coming to the Redemption

Tundun Adeyemo

Maids and the Challenges of Life

In South Africa, being a maid is a career option. During the apartheid era, black maids worked in white households, looking after white children. In today’s South Africa, rich people, middle class families and up-and-coming families are able to afford the services of maids. There is no connotation to slavery so people move from the slums into the cities and take whatever work they find for themselves. Many uneducated people find it easy to work

Ibadan’s Changing Face

The cool breeze from the calm lake, the quiet humming noise from the different lawn mowers positioned at strategic locations at the very posh Agodi Gardens, Ibadan, keeps me company on this cool Friday morning. The air is fresh and calm and one is reminded of what it was like growing up in Ibadan. The ancient city appears to have turned a new leaf. It is hard to imagine that one is reclining in Ibadan.

Tundun Adeyemo

A Night Out with Books and Films

I have just come back from what could be described as the most enlightening night of my life. The writer had gone up the motorway to Rugby at Junction 18 of the M1 in United Kingdom, UK, for a literary event. It was advertised as the merger between the arts, science and philosophy. Not much was said on the advert, but the lack of deliberate information only prompted my adrenaline – fuelled imagination to sign