Showing posts with label opinion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label opinion. Show all posts

French racism, anxiety and love for postcolonialism - Chimamanda Adichie

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie’s comments at the Night of Ideas reveal France’s deep intellectual anxiety. At this year’s Paris edition of Nuit des idees (the Night of Ideas), Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie made two remarks that caused a stir.

Tinubu’s Regime and Democratic Terrorism by Raphael Adebayo

It should by no means be surprising that the 2023 general elections have unravelled in the most controversial, heart-rending, and unprecedentedly flawed manner that they have.

Cornflakes for Jihad: The Boko Haram Origin Story

Nigeria's organised Islamic terrorism problem did not start in 2009. It's a lot more insidious than you think.

Why should the Yoruba leave Nigeria? -Olusola Oni

The idea of a Yoruba homeland is rooted in antiquity. The Yoruba Diaspora have maintained, and never broke, ties to their historic homeland since time immemorial.

Cash is no longer king in times of COVID-19 Raining on cash’s reign

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our behaviours in a matter of weeks. We’ve shifted to remote working, online shopping and trying out our culinary skills at home with varying degrees of success.

Cash is king – but not for much longer

Centuries ago, paper money did not exist. Instead, other forms of currency such as shells and beads were used to conduct commerce around the world. In the 11th Century, the Song Dynasty were revolutionaries in their use of a paper-based currency, paving the way for its use for centuries to come.

Women who wear make-up to work get paid more.

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The moment I wake up before I put on my make-up...... I say a little prayer that Monday morning will not swallow me whole. I run for the bus, and once onboard complete a rigorous mental ‘how many f*cks do I give today’ evaluation. I groggily take in my surroundings and see half-awake fellow public transport heroes, reading, gripping coffee for dear life, and applying make-up.

The Best Way to Deal With Failure.

Failure is a part of life, and we make mistakes pretty much every day. How do we cope? Or better yet, how should we cope? Academics and the mainstream media tend to offer a simple solution: Don’t let it get to you and think about how things could have been worse.

Left Out In The Cold: The Sad Story Of Almajiri Children In Harmattan

Almajiri children go through a whole lot in Northern Nigeria, especially during the harmattan seasons.

The Nation newspaper by Tinubu shares article tackling Buhari - Nigerians react

Nigerians are reacting to an article posted by the Nation newspaper which tackled President Buhari on the various political appointments. The article written by one of the newspapers columnist, Femi Orebe, queried why most of the appointments were being handed to Nigerians from a particular region.

Nigerians are suffering ,smiling and praying

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The story is similar all over the length and breadth of the country like a powdered face; Nigerians are suffering sequel to the economic hardship pervading every sector of the economy that is a nose-diving at an alarming rate. Paradoxically, the people are not deterred and despite the harsh economic situation, they still encourage themselves by clothing their pains and frustrations smiling just to ease off the tension and suffering. In all of these, Nigerians have created another escape route out of their sorrowful situation, they situate the situation and engage in fasting and prayers. 

The Weaponisation Of Poverty - Steven Kefason

Since the return to democracy in 1999, politicians in Nigeria have continued to cajole the electorates into giving them mandates using different exploitative cum inhuman strategies. This callous exploitation has contributed negatively to the development of democracy in Nigeria.

Culture Of Collective Silence In The Face Of Injustice

You may have heard about the bill that the Nigerian Senate is about to pass which is meant to take away your right to be able to complain or oppose any government policy that you disagree with. I have looked through the Internet in the Nigerian space and only very few are talking about it and I cannot but wonder what is happening to us?

Top source of stress is now the nation's biggest worry as High schoolers fear of mass shootings may be turning into America's nightmare.

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Mass shootings are the greatest single source of stress for people in the United States, according to the 2019 Stress in America survey.

Experts Baffled By Remote Island Covered In Thousands Of Elastic Bands

Experts Baffled By Remote Island Covered In Thousands Of Elastic Bands
Picture a remote, uninhabited island sitting just off the coast of Cornwall. Now picture it littered with thousands of elastic bands, and ask yourself the question:

11 Double Standards That Are Ruining Our Lives

We often dare to talk about someone’s appetite and figure. Unfortunately, the society we live in is rich in double standards, and it has probably been thus for a long time.

15 Most Inhumane Ways That Cities Try To Fight Homeless People From Sleeping In Public Places

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Hostile architecture. You might not be familiar with the term, but you've probably seen it in action.

This Barber Shop Opens Its Doors To Abusive Men Where They Can Share Their Past Trauma So It Doesn’t Affect Their Relationships.

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to experience physical, emotional or sexual abuse or any other kind of traumatic experience.

Parents reveal why they secretly hate their own children!

You are not a parent until you have screamed at three in the morning "what have I done to deserve this?

How to Help Kids Under Pressure:A conversation with ‘teen whisperer' Ana Homayoun.

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Ana Homayoun is an educator and counsellor specializing in helping young people navigate the pressures of education and life that are unique to this generation.
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