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”

Don’t Count On Your Kids To Do It; Here’s the Surest Way to Immortalize Yourself

Recently, a popular Nigerian blogger made headlines for acquiring a house worth about half a billion naira. Recently too, a Nigeria doctor resident in the United States made headlines for a different reason: He built hundred houses for widows in his village in Anambra. Because the latter story is so good, I will share someContinue reading “Don’t Count On Your Kids To Do It; Here’s the Surest Way to Immortalize Yourself”

I Missed Mass Once Because of Daylight Saving Time

So on Sunday, we got an hour of extra sleep because we switched our clocks one hour back. I know, it’s a strange concept for those who are unfamiliar with it. So in the U.S and some other countries in the world, the Daylight Saving Time concept is used to maximize daylight in Spring andContinue reading “I Missed Mass Once Because of Daylight Saving Time”

You Risk Jail Time If You Maltreat Or Don’t Pay Wages to Your Domestic Servants

About five years ago, when I was living with my parents in Aba, Nigeria, a young child who lived a few houses away from us suffered burns from a hot water her ‘Madam’ poured on her. I thought of calling the police but didn’t follow through. Neighbors would think I had no reason to interfereContinue reading “You Risk Jail Time If You Maltreat Or Don’t Pay Wages to Your Domestic Servants”

Phone Etiquette for Answering Your Business Calls

Last year, I needed to get information from several Nigerian universities. For most of the institutions I called, I got off the phone without getting much help. For some of the institutions, the phone numbers listed on their websites were no longer in use. When the phones worked, people on the other end of theContinue reading “Phone Etiquette for Answering Your Business Calls”

How Prepared Is Your Family?

It is one of those television scenes that continue to haunt one long after they watched them. In one episode of the last season of Desperate Housewives, Mike Delfino had just died and Susan’s friends came to visit her. Amidst her mourning, she lamented that Mike used to do ‘something’ to their car periodically toContinue reading “How Prepared Is Your Family?”

OF NIGERIA’S 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND THE ROLE WE CAN PLAY

In this article, Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of a Nigerian minister in these words: “Dr. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, he had big sleepy eyes and seemed to come from another time in the past when old-fashioned integrity was easy. His simplicity surprised my father. He was not interested in the usual carousing of the powerful, noContinue reading “OF NIGERIA’S 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND THE ROLE WE CAN PLAY”

My Yar’Adua – A Rare Breed of Politician

The day President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died, I wept thrice. I couldn’t veil my grief. Though the nation saw his death coming and his political opponents – figuratively speaking – had been dancing on his grave as his health deteriorated, I had hoped that somehow he would defy death, at least at that time. AContinue reading “My Yar’Adua – A Rare Breed of Politician”

In Defence of the Students Who Failed the August 2014 Nigerian Bar Exam

When I was in secondary school, our Igbo teacher gave us a written test and the question was: ‘Gini ka e ji alu nwanyi?’. (If you are Igbo, please try answering the question in your head before reading on). When the answer sheets were distributed after grading, I saw that I got no point forContinue reading “In Defence of the Students Who Failed the August 2014 Nigerian Bar Exam”