I Know Someone Who Has Five Jobs. Here are Ideas to Help You Get Out of Unemployment Rut

You graduated from university five years ago with good grades. You have yet to find a job. It’s not your fault. I have been there. But then you heard about your former classmate who has a nice-paying job and other money-making side-hustles. How did he do it? Why does he have multiple sources of incomeContinue reading “I Know Someone Who Has Five Jobs. Here are Ideas to Help You Get Out of Unemployment Rut”

Pls Dn’t Ryte Lk DS

It probably took you a while to understand the title of this post–“Please Don’t Write Like This.” That is what you subject your friends to when you sacrifice proper English on the altar of lols, imhos, and smiley faces (some of us can’t tell the difference between a smiling and a crying one). That isContinue reading “Pls Dn’t Ryte Lk DS”

Three Reasons Why Criticisms Should Not Get to You

When I first started getting my feet wet in the legal profession (I still am), I once wrote a brief and my supervisor, after reviewing it, returned it with a note that read: “Good. Well-researched.” He didn’t make any edits. A few weeks later, in the reply brief, the opposing counsel wrote that the argumentContinue reading “Three Reasons Why Criticisms Should Not Get to You”

Hulk Hogan’s $140 Million Lawsuit Win Against Gawker, A Win for Privacy

In this post, I condemned the unethical manner media companies like TMZ conduct their businesses–by feeding on the misery and weakness of celebrities. So when last month I read The New Yorker’s The Digital Dirt How TMZ gets the videos and photos that celebrities want to hide, I gave a fist pump excited that theContinue reading “Hulk Hogan’s $140 Million Lawsuit Win Against Gawker, A Win for Privacy”

Do You Know Your Car Plate Number?

Years ago, a lawyer told me a story of how once he was at a lawyers’ event when someone announced through the public address system that the person with car plate number so-and-so should step outside and repark his car which was blocking another car. After the announcement, nobody moved in their seats. It wasContinue reading “Do You Know Your Car Plate Number?”

Dear Women in the Workforce, You are As Smart as Your Male Colleagues. Here are Four Mistakes that Hurt Your Career

When I was looking for job fresh out of law school, a lawyer, who would later become my employer, expressed his preference for male employees. He believed that female employees often have other priorities higher than their jobs and are more likely to be absent from work. While family obligations–like having to leave work middayContinue reading “Dear Women in the Workforce, You are As Smart as Your Male Colleagues. Here are Four Mistakes that Hurt Your Career”

CHINAZA ANUSIONWU: TEN DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA EVERY TEEN SHOULD KNOW

Editor’s Note: This post is a contribution by a teenage guest writer Chinaza Anusionwu. I figured that as a teen she would do justice to the topic more than I could. She didn’t disappoint. I hope you show it to all the young people in your life so that they will be more careful withContinue reading “CHINAZA ANUSIONWU: TEN DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA EVERY TEEN SHOULD KNOW”

A Reader Sent Me This Heartbreaking Story About His Sister in Response to My Blog on Immigration-Marriage Fraud

Editor’s note: When I was writing this post I was worried that it may come off as judgmental, that people who engage in the act condemned in it will dismiss it as a self-righteous post by someone who has never been in their shoes, a privileged girl who would not understand what leads a manContinue reading “A Reader Sent Me This Heartbreaking Story About His Sister in Response to My Blog on Immigration-Marriage Fraud”

Marrying For Green Card, Is It Worth It?

A few months ago, I got a call from a colleague about one of his friends, Ike (not real name). Ike had gotten himself in a mess. A Nigerian living as an illegal immigrant in the United States, Ike had recently married a U.S.legal resident and only months into the marriage, his wife caught himContinue reading “Marrying For Green Card, Is It Worth It?”

Braiding One’s Hair Outside Nigeria: A Lesson in Humility and Resourcefulness

So today, I was looking through Youtube (for the umpteenth time, to find yet another tutorial on how to braid her) when I came across Adanna Ohakim’s (daughter of former Imo State Governor) hair tutorial videos. While I’ve been a fan of hers for sometime now (mostly because I’m fascinated that despite her father’s wealth,Continue reading “Braiding One’s Hair Outside Nigeria: A Lesson in Humility and Resourcefulness”