GOD DOES NOT GIVE US ALL CHILDREN.

One of the easiest ways to rile up Nigerian’s is to say that you do not want children. If you say you aren’t getting married, especially as a female, unsolicited prayers that God should remove your pride would often go up for you. But say you do not want children. This one is serious. This…

20 STROKES OF KOBOKO IS CHILD ABUSE.

In quite a few conversations I have had with people my age group about growing up in Nigeria, I have found that many of the things experienced in those young years was abuse. Unfortunately though, they didn’t even know it was abuse because of course they could not recognise it. It had become all too…

DODGING…FIRE; A Memoir Piece

Growing up in Ibadan, we perhaps had the most sheltered childhood in our neighbourhood, my siblings and I. Children played with sand in the streets, joined mobs to shout ole ole when they caught a robber and took baby chickens away from their mothers to feed them biscuit crumbs. We never did. The farthest we…

A GOOD PARENT LEAVES AN INHERITANCE FOR HIS KIDS

A good man, leaves an inheritance for his children’s children. It’s what the good book says. Unfortunately in our part of the world, especially in Nigeria, it rarely happens. A man cannot even put food on his own table, let alone leave an inheritance for his children. Perhaps we can blame it on poverty, but…

REPORT; INSIDE NIGERIA’S RUTHLESS HUMAN TRAFFICKING MAFIA

I read this report on Premium Times yesterday about an undercover reporter who took the risk to uncover a human trafficking Mafia, and it was shocking. While I deeply praise her efforts, and duff my hat for proper investigative journalism, it has left me asking more questions than answers available. Questions like how the government…