What Ladies Can Learn from Amal – George Clooney’s Wife

So the past week, there was an extensive media coverage of George Clooney’s wedding including details of the now famous boat ride with his bride. Thanks to his generosity with the Paparazzi, we were also hugely entertained with Amal’s gorgeous looks in different outfits that for a while I thought she was going to takeContinue reading “What Ladies Can Learn from Amal – George Clooney’s Wife”

A Different Perspective on Nepotism

In 2008, after I learnt that I had been posted to Katsina State for my National Youth Service, I got in contact with a former classmate from Abuja Law School who was a Northerner. He assured me that he had connections in Katsina and that he would see to it that my primary assignment wouldContinue reading “A Different Perspective on Nepotism”

Forget Tradition, Women in Nigeria Can Now Inherit From Their Fathers

I often joke that while most Nigerian men do all in their power to have male children who will carry on the family name when they are gone, most times, what they leave when they die are sons who care little about maintaining their fathers’ legacy except the ones that come with the wealth leftContinue reading “Forget Tradition, Women in Nigeria Can Now Inherit From Their Fathers”

We Eat More Sugar Than We Realize

We know sugar is bad for us and most of us know to skip adding sugar cubes when we take tea and coffee. But how about the ones manufacturers add to the processed foods we eat? The daily amount of sugar intake recommended by the World Health Organization is 25g, approximately 6 cubes of sugar.Continue reading “We Eat More Sugar Than We Realize”

Answers to a Riddle Show Gender Bias And Cultural, Genaration Gap

A young boy and his father are involved in a car accident. The father dies at the scene. The boy is transported to the hospital, taken immediately into surgery… but the surgeon steps out of the operating room and says, “I can’t operate on this boy – he is my son!”. Who is the surgeon?Continue reading “Answers to a Riddle Show Gender Bias And Cultural, Genaration Gap”

How Nigerian Universities Can Process Transcripts Promptly and Efficiently

People who graduated from certain schools often wish that their business with their alma mater ends with throwing up graduation caps into the air. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Pursing postgraduate education and job search both have a way of sending one back there. And for some, trying to get a transcript will haveContinue reading “How Nigerian Universities Can Process Transcripts Promptly and Efficiently”

A New, Convenient and Easy Way to Wash Bitter Leaves

Rolling out big mortars from the kitchen to the yard or balcony (depending on whether we were in the village or city); bruised knuckles from repeatedly rubbing my hands against the mortar; several visits to the room with a small sample of bitter leaf to ask my elder sister ‘O chalaa?’, ‘Is it done?’ –Continue reading “A New, Convenient and Easy Way to Wash Bitter Leaves”

In Defence of ‘Ms’ Chimamanda ‘Adichie’: A Look at Our Obsession with Titles in Nigeria

Someone I consider a literary mentor and friend who knows how much I love Chimamanda Adichie asked me sometime ago why Adichie doesn’t have a child yet. I should know because I google her every two or three days to see what article she has written for a newspaper, what talk she is giving nextContinue reading “In Defence of ‘Ms’ Chimamanda ‘Adichie’: A Look at Our Obsession with Titles in Nigeria”

The Price for Nigeria’s Indifference to Maintaining Records

An Alleged Rogue Doctor, a Federal Licence When I was practicing as an attorney in Nigeria, a certain medical doctor frequented the courts. Before then, I knew him for his successful medical practice. I passed his five-story building at Okigwe Road each morning to get to work. But then, I would see him in court, seatingContinue reading “The Price for Nigeria’s Indifference to Maintaining Records”