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  • We can’t eat exposure: Writers in developing countries

    The post says ‘Entries are open for fashion writers. 2 articles per week. 500 naira for every approved two. Buzz me. ‘When my cousin sends this to me I wasn’t even shocked, the first thing I said was ‘I don’t know much about fashion to write about it.’ And then s...
  • 16 things I wish someone had told me about love

    ‘We accept the love we think we deserve.’ the first time I came across this quote while reading ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower,' I had to pause and just let it sink in. We accept the love we think we deserve, just how powerful is this sentence. How many times have we pushed away ...
  • Nostalgia, flaw and fear: Recognizing red flags in a relationship

    Jenny met Hassan at a party, they clicked instantly, and before they knew it, their friendship blossomed into something else. After much persuasion from Hassan, Jenny finally agreed to move in with him. Everything was all roses and rainbows until it started; Hassan didn’t like the way Jenny dr...
  • Two souls in a single body: A journey into the mind of a solo writer

    The writer and I are two souls sharing a single body, and I can safely say it is the most confusing relationship I have ever been in my entire life; the same thing that gives me life seems to have a way of taking a little from everything it has given me. As writers, we usually make memes and jokes a...
  • Drug abuse in northern Nigeria: Challenges and way forward

    As a country that brags about its morality and takes pride in cultural and religious practices, Nigeria sure has a lot of vices to count on its fingers. Drug abuse is a leading problem and one of the most dangerous sources of destruction for the youths, especially the northern youths. Drug abuse lea...
  • Gender disparity begins at home

    UNICEF data shows that girls, mostly between the ages of 5-14 spend about 550 million hours of their lives on household chores, which is said to be 160 more hours than boys of the same age group. The sad thing about all this is that in almost all societies, this is considered normal. UNICEF says tha...
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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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