11th December 2019
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 4:56 pm Mosquito sterilization offers new opportunity to control diseases
  • 4:24 pm Togo partners with Dangote cement to transform phosphate into fertiliser
  • 3:25 pm Follow the Money wins Council of Europe Democracy Award
  • 3:17 pm Can we really afford not to be interested in Politics? Watch how to encourage politics in the family
  • 1:59 pm Apply for the Commonwealth Split Site Scholarship for Africans
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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Weyinmi Erikoya-Orighoye

Our Desert Bloomer for this week is Oritseweyinmi Erikowa-Orighoye working with CMADI (Coastal and Marine Areas Development Initiative), an NGO that promotes environmental sustainability and conservation for peace, unity and economic empowerment. As a fellow PhD student, I was deeply interested in her work as a researcher and what her NGO does in the Niger […]

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Networking and friendships

Who are your friends? What does a relationship mean to you? There was a time when networking was the in thing for getting great career or business opportunities. There is even a saying that your network is your net worth which is very true. The important question is, how do you build your network? I […]

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Mothers don't be afraid of stepping out of the spotlight

Few weeks ago I wrote about Ursular von der Leyen, the recently confirmed President of the European Commission. She is a 60-year-old mum of seven and the first female European Union Commissioner. Her nomination is very personal to me. On my Facebook wall, I talked about how she was a housewife for four years and […]

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Singapore Lee Kuan Yew

One of my Lecturers recommended Lee Kuan Yew’s Book “From Third World to First.“ It’s a very big book of about 700 pages. It took me a whole month to finish it which usually is a long time for me. I get bored easily reading lengthy books so I try as much as possible to […]

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Africa

There are a few people I follow on social media and one of the few is Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe on LinkedIn. He uses his platform to enlighten people about economic, financial and social issues in Nigeria and Africa. Yesterday, he talked about the University of Nigeria’s (UNN) electric car manufactured by undergraduate students. Of course, […]

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