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  • Commercialization of Christmas: Yay or nay?

    To most of us, the term ‘commercialization’ is a dirty word. It is associated with mindlessly amassing wealth and the picture always conjured in our heads is of a greedy-looking man, holding on to so many gold trinkets while still snarling and grabbing some more.  We are always loo...
  • Parenting: Finding the line between self-expression and lawlessness

    Parenting is one job with the highest stakes in the world - the life of someone you love dearly. If you get it wrong, a lot of things go downhill but get it right, and you will be smiling into your grey years. In contemporary times, the need to be a cool parent has become pressing, more than ever b...
  • Why catfishing and other Internet scams thrive in Nigeria

    Let me begin with a disclaimer. I am not talking about fishing and certainly not the delicious, marine animal that happens to sport whiskers and an extremely slippery body. Now, that we have gotten that out of the way, I bet you are hooked, and it is time to reel you in (pun intended).  I ...
  • Some factors influencing news objectivity in journalism

    Journalism is a profession that prides itself on dealing with hard facts, esteeming truth and uncovering conspiracies for the good of the public. We (journalists) are like detectives, but only cooler (even the movies seem to attest to that). To wield truth as a weapon that it is, it has to be absol...
  • Fake news: The thief robbing journalism of its pride

    Perhaps, the man we should give the honour of popularising the term ‘fake news’ is President Donald Trump. In the months leading up to his election in 2016, he threw the phrase around, branding renowned news outlets like CNN, CBS as peddlers of fake news. In Nigeria, recent times have s...
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  • How to quit being so hard on yourself

    Everything I write here is based on my experience. I am one of those people who has always had a plan. I had my life figured out, right from when I was in secondary school. I knew the profession I would choose, when I would have my first child, had possible names for them, when I would set up my own...
  • Colocation: A key to revolutionizing the work environment

    There is something about working in an office space that gets you in the zone. Once you step into that designated area, you know you are supposed to get productive, and that expectation alone draws something in you. It is like the moment you step through the doors, some minions in your head go into ...
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