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I was smart. I was class captain. But today, I am just a poor village farmer.

I finished secondary school from one of the Catholic schools in the east in 1982. In those days, I always came tops in my class. I remember during my final year at the speech and prize giving day, my name…

Do you know that Nigerian obituaries are full of lies?-Tara Martins Aisida

“People are afraid to tell the truth even in obituaries” I recently read an article where the aforementioned statement was made and it struck a nerve within me and made a lot of sense. The statement had been made by…

I killed my lover on Valentine’s Day

Then came that Valentine’s Day. He wanted us to go eat at Sheraton Hotel! Yes, it was going to be a buffet and he had saved for it. I was excited too and I knew I had to be monitoring him;

After raping me, Mustapha says he wants to marry me

Mustapha is a liar and there will be no aljannah for him! He claims to be my boyfriend? Aunty, I don’t even have a boyfriend, I have never had one and if I did, I would settle for someone that…

Dora Akunyili and her friend, the bus conductor -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It is almost impossible to write about Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili in the past tense. She’s arguably the most celebrated Nigerian public servant of the modern times. Plaques in her honour ardon walls from Abuja to Lagos and Agulu, her…

Village people! Groom arrested for rape at his own wedding

A groom is accused of following a teenager into a bathroom and sexually assaulting her at his own wedding. WPVI reported that Matthew Ronald Aimers, 31, of Willingboro, N.J., was arrested earlier this week in reference to the alleged crime in November.…

In Nigeria, beggars are choosers – Peju Akande

If you’ve read Aminata Sow Fall’s novel, The Beggars Strike, you will begin to understand the sense of entitlement most beggars have. They know that we Africans are a very religious bunch who place the giving of alms as top…

Show Dem Camp’s “These Buhari Times” is a gem – Dami Ajayi

“These Buhari Times”, fourth in the series of Clone Wars by the Show Dem Cap, affirms that they are the most hard-working duet in the Nigerian music industry. Still steaming hot from their feel-good and accomplished Palmwine Music Vol. 2,…

Nigerians share your stories biko, not every time coding -Tara Martins Aisida

It’s easier to identify with someone who has walked in our shoes. It’s easier to listen to someone who has gone through what we are going through than someone who is spouting words of knowledge from a theoretical point of view.

Wahala! My wife can’t get pregnant and the woman I got pregnant says pikin is not my own

They say karma is a bitch! If it is called a bitch then it must be a woman, abi. I sell female clothes; I began to hustle after I left my Oga; who didn’t set me up as agreed after…

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