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  • The injustice in our justice system: A personal narration of a Nigerian lawyer

    How does it feel to see your entire life flash before your eyes and then at the last moment, when all hope is lost, something happens that changes the course of the universe and the next minute you open your eyes, you can see clearly again with no danger lurking anywhere?  I have seen quite a ...
  • Nigeria and the theory of insane resilience

    I was going through my feed on twitter one afternoon and I came across this tweet by a handle (@imoteda) that made me stop for a moment to think, and it says, “Nigerians survive insane situations because we’re literally bred to push through anything. It makes us ridiculously resilient bu...
  • How our educational system unmakes us

    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein Is it just us or is it a worldwide problem? The educational system everywhere is considered to be flawed for many reasons, and it has be...
  • The Yaba women market march: A fight for bodily autonomy

    “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free …so other people would also be free.” - Rosa Parks  The worst thing about slavery is the fact that you can’t even own your own body and it is sad that in the 21st century, with all the talk about equ...
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  • The emotional consequences of brutal honesty

    People usually like to pride themselves in their brutal honesty. They want to brag about how brutally honest they are as their shoulders rise higher than it should. Thinking that they are somehow doing the world a favour by shutting everyone down and talking to people in a condescending tone, not ca...
  • Colourism: Can we ever be free from our mental slavery?

    We speak about slavery as if it is something that has happened only hundreds of years ago and is currently none of our concern. We speak of it, like we speak of our ancestors, in metaphors, in a language of the ghost as if it can never come back. We talk about slavery as if it is something that only...
  • You can’t always have it figured out, and that is fine

    No one, I mean absolutely no one has everything figured out even when they appear as they do. Life is a series of ups and downs, and we all have moments that we reach rock bottom, and that is fine, so long we try to pick up ourselves after that. There is a pressure on us to achieve certain things at...
  • The suffer head syndrome: Stop glorifying suffering to justify success

    We treat suffering as if it is a rite of passage, as if it must be something you must have experienced at least once in other to succeed, or in order to last long in a relationship or a marriage or get a good education. We carry suffering and we place it on a pedestal. We romanticise it; we write lo...
  • Relationships: Do not let the society make you settle for less than you deserve

    Have you ever felt the need to settle down for any relationship when you know you are not ready? Well, don’t. The world has never ended because of one’s wish or desire to be alone. Sometimes, you are not ready, and you might not even be aware of it, and that's why preparing yourself is c...
  • Roller-coaster is what you are the moment you enrolled into the university

    When you first come to a university, you will go in with different beliefs and high expectations, but for most of us, those beliefs are not always right. But who will blame us after years of watching Nollywood and even Kannywood movies and seeing how they portray university life? We come in believin...