We are well into the 5th month of 2020, along with a virus that welcomed the world into the new year and remains with us till date. So far, it has wrecked serious damage to the global economy, national health systems, and most devastatingly, our social fabric and common sense of trust. The past few months have been the most life-changing episode that many alive today have experienced and its impact will be felt in years, if not decades to come.

We are in uncharted territory; beleaguered by an invisible invader that has left us defenseless both as individuals and…


I grew up with two siblings.

No, forget that, I grew up with a number of extended family members.

You see, I have no recollection of experiencing my mother. This is firstly because my mom died long before I even understood the concept of motherhood. I mean, I knew my friends and classmates had mothers, but what that meant was lost on me until I started living with children - my cousins — and their mothers.

A second reason for this was, however, deliberate. Thinking about it now, there was clearly a concerted effort on the part of my father…


Ability and effort may try, but opportunity has the first and last say.

We underestimate how lucky we are because our perception of life stem from a narrow perspective of our immediate reality. But in the larger scheme of things, collectively speaking, we’re all really, really, lucky.

Our efforts count most to us because they’re intentional and purposeful, And because the opportunities within which they thrive are rarely our own creatures, we make no mention of them. Even when we ascribe divine intervention to those situations, we see them as reward for our personal sacrifices. But life is bigger than…


I moved to this city on the advice and encouragement of a friend I had here. The purpose was to be a teacher of English as a foreign language.

At first I taught in language schools where my students were adults. And though I occasionally struggled to get them to practice what they were taught — they were often too shy and without confidence — i managed to get the lesson across.

Fast forward to a year later and I have become a teacher in a K12 private school. I moved to this setting because the pay was more reliable…


Forget 2019, the die has been cast.

(L-R) Ex Lagos state Governor Bola Tinubu and Incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Typically, primary elections are supposed to be the platform where the common members of a party select, through voting, the candidate they trust the most to represent the party’s values at the general elections and especially the candidate with the best chances of win at the polls. …


Femi Adesina and his Principal — Muhammadu Buhari

“As we strode into the living room, I saw with infinite pleasure, the great object of my mission. Standing tall and ramrod straight was President Muhammadu Buhari, with that ubiquitous smile in place. He was looking a lot better than he had ever looked in the past eight months. My heart leapt for joy, and sang praises to God.”

“In spite of what haters, wailers and filthy dreamers imagine, and which they spew out, God remains merciful and immutable. He has the final say. If I were a hater, I would repent in sack clothes and ashes.”

If the above…


Some of us will agree that one person who has to leave the Nigerian twitterverse is Mr Reno Omokri and his series of nuggets. Conservative, ignorant, judgmental and opinionated, #RenosNuggets is easily qualified as the wrongest thing to happen to Nigeria’s social media space. The series has run for too long and must now come to an end. Most Nigerians are sick and tired of it. Here are a few of these “nuggets” for those who don’t know;

Say what? It is misogynistic for Reno to blame the plight of Mugabe and the entire Zimbabwe on his wife. Mugabe is…


Linda Ikeji Gossip Blog

A knowledge of the excesses of Nigeria’s richest blogger, Linda Ikeji, is not news to anyone familiar with the Nigerian blogospheric culture. Even among those who barely visit nor follow her blog lindaikejisblog.com, Linda’s blogging shenanigans have become a household topic for deliberation for Nigerians both home and abroad.

Such notoriety is only expected given the popularity of the niche she carved for herself in the Nigeria online media. Profiled by Forbes as one of Africa’s most prominent women in 2012 and the biggest Google search trend in Nigeria for 2014, Linda is indeed deserving of her popularity especially given…


Nigeria’s two major political parties.

Anyone who closely follows the noise and chaos erupting from the Nigerian political atmosphere in the past few months like i have must have noticed the undeniable emptiness of the entire process. Our country is at a crossroads after four years and Nigerians are either gearing up for the 2019 general elections or already heading to the polls as have happened in states like Ekiti in July and Osun this past Saturday where gubernatorial elections have occurred.

Candidates have switched parties, the national assembly has its intense drama, the executive branch is at a seeming war with the legislature, the…


Recall the case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple but ultimately narrowly won the case at the US Supreme court in May? I guess we do. Well, the man is back in court in very similar case. This time he is up against a transgender lawyer whom he refused to bake a cake for the celebration of the seventh anniversary of her transitioning sometime in mid-last year. I cannot state exactly when this particular issue began but it seems to have been ongoing at the same time the previous case was…

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