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Marriage: Once the first step into adulthood…now the last-Tara Aisida

I married early -22 going on 23 and by my 25th birthday I was the proud mother of a baby girl just like my mother was some 25 years ago. My daughter clocks 25 in some few months, however, there…

I like to jog but I almost died while out jogging. This is my story.

I am a health conscious addict. I got that from my late dad. He too was very health conscious. I don’t drink excessively, I don’t even smoke at all. I eat lots of fruits and vegetable, especially since I turned…

What would you do if your child was kidnapped?

“God forbid bad thing!” Amen to that. But what would you really, do? “I don’t even want to imagine it.” Nobody wants to. We all say, “Tufiakwa, it will never happen to me… it is not my portion…” And I…

Debunking the myths in marriage – Tara Aisida

We all woke up to the sudden announcement that Bill and Melinda Gates were divorcing and as envisaged, theories have begun to be bandied about as to the factors that have led to the death of their marriage. It is…

Everywhere Doti, Wetin Man Go Do? – Gbubemi Atimomo

..pondering on the un-sanitary state of our cities I remember my very first trip to Calabar, Cross Rivers state a few years ago. I had been looking forward to seeing what the city was like and also tick it off…

The story is simple: I beat my father up but wait till you hear why?

Nobody wakes up to say, “today, today, I will beat my father like shege.” That person must be a mad man I am not a mad man. So, I am telling you there’s a reason why what happened, happened, you…

Baba Ijesha: Understanding Iyabo Ojo’s anger – Peju Akande

Iyabo Ojo is a popular Nollywood actress; her video rant against another fellow Nollywood actor has been trending. The video followed after reports named Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, aka Olanrewaju Omiyinka as a sexual predator who had been arrested by…

My brother was burnt alive and I couldn’t do anything to help!

My brother, Benson, was the last born of our father. Our father had several women, many of whom just gave him babies then left, though three stayed with him but they soon left one after another. In all, my father…

Fellow Nigerians, If You Think You Are Safe, Think Again – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Musing on what can be done to secure our community and national safety On the evening of 7 July 2014, whilst slaving over my master’s dissertation at The Forum Library of the University of Essex, Southend, UK, a young man…

Pantami is lucky. Me, I am still paying for my sins after 40 years

I read the Pantami story and the Presidency’s defence of his youthful indiscretions and I shook my head. Pantami is lucky to have something he did as a young man forgiven just like that. Me, my sins as a 16…

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