Be Inspired: This 24-Year Old Nigerian Without a University Degree Makes More Than N3.5 Million a Month as a Freelance Writer

I don’t remember for sure when and where I first read about Bamidele Onibalusi. It could have been in this 2015 Bellanaija post where he wrote about four ways to make money online. Because he is a success story in a field I am considering for a side hustle–freelance writing–I have been following his worksContinue reading “Be Inspired: This 24-Year Old Nigerian Without a University Degree Makes More Than N3.5 Million a Month as a Freelance Writer”

Travel Smart With Attorney Chika Okoroafor: History of Immigration Law Entry Permit (Visa) and Assessment Procedure

Editor’s note: If you are new to the Travel Smart series, please read this interview I had with Attorney Chika to get a background of the wonderful work she does as an Immigration Lawyer based in Nigeria. She writes this series. Countries are structured into geographical locations defined by distinctive borders. Generally, every country hasContinue reading “Travel Smart With Attorney Chika Okoroafor: History of Immigration Law Entry Permit (Visa) and Assessment Procedure”

Travel Smart With Attorney Chika Okoroafor: How a Media Feature Inspired Me to Help More Intending Immigrants

Chika Okoroafor Anne’s Note: Neither Chika nor I anticipated that our interview last year would generate as much interest as it did. In this feature, Chika takes us through what she has been up to helping people who contacted her with their immigration issues as a result of that interview, and our plans for theContinue reading “Travel Smart With Attorney Chika Okoroafor: How a Media Feature Inspired Me to Help More Intending Immigrants”

A Death Reminds Me Why We Strive to be Rich

Sometime last week, I asked about someone I hadn’t seen in a while and learned she had been absent from work because her son died. The son ( a father of five) lived in a gang-infested city with high poverty and crime rate. He was shot dead in his house while he was watching a television. The policeContinue reading “A Death Reminds Me Why We Strive to be Rich”

Easiest Way to Get Transcripts From Nigerian Universities

In 2014, I wrote about ways Nigerian universities can make transcript issuance speedier and more effective. I’d read somewhere that some Nigerians abroad have had to travel back to Nigeria just to obtain their university transcripts. Around the same time, I also had transcript issues with my alma mater. I suggested institutions digitizing students’ academicContinue reading “Easiest Way to Get Transcripts From Nigerian Universities”

Amara Opurozor, Weight Loss Expert, Talks about How Keto Has Brought Health and Wealth to Nigerians

Amara discusses with me how keto has helped transform her country, Nigeria, getting a people whose staple crops are yam, cassava and rice to eat more protein, vegetable, and fat.   Amara, thank you for granting this interview. Please let’s get to know you. I live in Lagos, Nigeria from where I run a weightContinue reading “Amara Opurozor, Weight Loss Expert, Talks about How Keto Has Brought Health and Wealth to Nigerians”

Five Reasons Why Maje Ayida Has No Case Against Toke Makinwa

For those unfamiliar with the facts, in June 2015, news broke that On-Air Personality Toke Makinwa’s husband, Maje Ayida, had gotten his mistress pregnant. While Makinwa filed for divorce from her husband, she remained largely silent about the incident until November 2016 when she published her now best-selling memoir On Becoming chronicling events that ledContinue reading “Five Reasons Why Maje Ayida Has No Case Against Toke Makinwa”

Dear Nigerian Lawyers, Here’s How to Market Your Law Practice Without “Advertising”

The 2007 Nigeria Rules of Professional Conduct for Nigerian Lawyers prohibit certain types of advertising by Nigerian lawyers. For example, a lawyer is not allowed to distribute circulars and bills, or advertise on TV and newspapers. However, the Rules also provides that a lawyer may write articles for publications, or participate in radio and televisionContinue reading “Dear Nigerian Lawyers, Here’s How to Market Your Law Practice Without “Advertising””

These Nigerian Celebrities Prove that Unrelaxed Black Hair is “New School”

Before the dawn of 21st century, afro-textured hair was unpopular. In Nigeria, it was associated, in a derogatory manner, with Deeper Life Christians. But in recent time, the trend which was once seen as unsophisticated is now popular among elites. A hair type which once characterized women deemed not well-versed in the ways of theContinue reading “These Nigerian Celebrities Prove that Unrelaxed Black Hair is “New School””

When Judges Google Evidence, Do Inadmissible Evidence Remain “Unadmitted”?

Yesterday, I was working on a jury instruction, a portion of it read: “You must decide the facts based on the evidence admitted in this trial. Do not do any research on your own or as a group. Do not use dictionaries, the Internet, or other reference materials. Do not investigate the case or conductContinue reading “When Judges Google Evidence, Do Inadmissible Evidence Remain “Unadmitted”?”