7th April 2020
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 1:29 am Tips to help you work from home as a parent during the covid-19 pandemic
  • 1:23 am Understanding Women and Power in Africa
  • 9:51 pm What Non-for Profit Organisations in Africa can do during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • 11:11 pm World’s First Malaria Vaccine is here and undergoing trials in Africa
  • 10:23 pm Federal Government of Nigeria Releases 10 Billion Naira Grant to Lagos State to Fight Covid-19

It’s no news that a large proportion of people are working from home due these unprecedented times of the covid-19 pandemic. Working from home may involve carrying out research like myself, running a business or plain doing your formal work hours while carefully balancing the role of a parent and spouse. While it might sound […]

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Women and Power in Africa

Few months back, I paid a visit to a friend and discussions veered into the perceived cultural injustice faced by women in Africa. According to mainstream views, African culture is inherently oppressive to women. I hold a contrary opinion. I have always believed that historically, African women were not the weak passive victims waiting for […]

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Pandemic non-for profit organisation in Africa

I recently worked with a non for profit organisation to help them map out specific initiatives they could undertake in Nigeria during this crisis. Indeed, there is a lot to be done given the state of the continent in order serve the interests of the society and ease the burden of people as they go […]

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Have you ever felt as if you don’t fit into cliques or circles? It always seems like you are an outsider among your group of friends. This does not mean that you don’t have any friends or you are an introvert – you have lots of friends but not in a clique. Your friends might […]

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Nigeria's Population

For the first time in a long while, I watched an expert who truly believes, not in a patronising way, in the possibility of Africa developing. I am not talking about blind optimism but an optimism based on facts, realities and the sheer belief in the capacities of humans to surmount difficulties. I am truly […]

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politics and life

One thing I find very interesting is political discussions. Now, I know some people may say politics is divisive and don’t like talking about it. In Nigeria, we say politics is too dirty. But politics is everything! Politics is what determines the kind of education available to your children, the type of jobs you work […]

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Igbo women in society

Chimamanda Adichie was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Igbo conference where she gave a deep insight into Igbo women in precolonial Igbo culture. I found it very enlightening and interesting. I was indeed inspired! Here is what I gleaned and my conclusion:  Culture is used as a silencing tool in Nigeria. For example, when […]

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Sajid Javid

By now, I am sure you must have heard that Sajid Javid was appointed by Boris Johnson as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom. Being Chancellor is one of the most important positions in the UK government cabinet because he has overall responsibility for the work of the Treasury. He will also be moving […]

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God help us

Schooling in Europe means that I have interrogated different cultures all over the world. This multiculturalism offers you a perspective of life that you can’t find by schooling or living in Nigeria. I have come to understand various ways people view life. In the process, I have confronted my own beliefs and cultures that shaped […]

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Woman know thyself

When I started my Masters Degree programme, I behaved like a regular student. I attended lectures, read the recommended papers, did everything that regular students did. Then I saw my first semester results. In one of the courses, I got a B-. B- in Nigerian grading system is a D. In my mind, I was […]

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