NIGERIAN ‘YOOTS’

When Emmanuel Macron won his country’s confidence to be their next President, Nigerian youth shouted for the umpteenth time how the youth need to take over the affairs of this country up to the Presidency, how they’ve been unfairly treated, blah, blah, blah. They were grieved. For sometime now, there has been chatter; attempts at building a coalition of youth, feeble protests that the youth of this country have not been given opportunities to hold political office and areas of responsibility. It didn’t help much that Emmanuel Macron is the President of France at 39! It just added salt to injury! Our elders have long been blamed for hogging the driver’s seat, using and disenfranchising the youth. They have been blamed for every evil that has...

ANTI-ADVICE

It was one of those days. Started off as mundane as ever. By the end of the day, I wanted to murder someone. I felt that it would be a good way to get rid of the pent up frustration. The problem was I had to pick who would most satisfy the frustration. I couldn’t so I decided to write. 1. Often times it is easier to deal with enemies than friends. Enemies are honest about their feelings towards you. Note I’m talking about the average enemy-ones who haven’t taken their time to get to know you or even given you a chance, the ones that can’t understand why it is you God blessed with that new car, those that carry jaded, half stories about you; those average enemies. Your ‘friends’ say they like/love you, know you, pray for you,...

WOMAN, THOU ART HATED.

I’m glad it was a woman who witnessed the broad daylight sexual molestation of a group of secondary girls numbering about 60 at Falomo Ikoyi, Lagos State. I struggle to find the right words to express my emotions in situations like this that have become all too common. In fact this latest incident isn’t even a common sight but an introduction of a frightening dimension. Secondary school boys who systematically planned to attack, molest and rape girls on their last day of school as a way to ‘celebrate’. The secondary school girls were their next door neighbours; only a wall separated them. They had pairs of scissors that they used to cut the skirts of the girls. The girls that had their skirts cut had worn double spandex which alluded to the...

NEEDED: KNIDNESS GIVERS

I read the story of a woman somewhere in the world, who distributed goodie bags to all the travellers on her flight in celebration of her birthday; the act was described as kindness. 🤔 I’m not quite sure this qualifies as kindness as much as celebrating yourself with others🤔🤔. Anyway, the gesture was reciprocated with a plane full of strangers wishing her a happy birthday. The person who went out richer, happier and fuller was the woman. She gave (financially), she made some people smile at the surprise gesture, she made connections with humans not thinking of them as strangers, she strengthened her muscle of reaching out to human beings for the future. The world is in a vortex of evil, greed, wickedness, selfishness etc like never before. The...

HAPPY LABOURERS’ DAY

There is absolutely nothing ‘happy’ about Workers’ Day; at least from where I stand; maybe in various parts of the world but not here. All the topics of discussion to mark this year’s Labour/May/Workers’ Day spoke the same thing-all sounding like broken records. I am about to join that community of broken records. The state of the public sector was lamented; the state of the worker; minimum wage was on the front burner; suggestions, solutions, ideas, were offered but we will repeat this circle next year and nothing would have changed. The people with the bright ideas are on the outside looking in; at least for now. The Nigerian (public sector) worker is the most pitiable. The private sector affords more opportunities, better pay,...

EMMANUEL MACRON: THE MOST UNUSUAL

  I have been following the French elections only because the female among them reminded me of the tenacity of Hilary Clinton and I wanted to see if she’ll make the Presidency even though she sounded a bit like Trump ( since Trump was Trump and still made the Presidency). Emmanuel Macron caught my attention on the day he was thanking his supporters when he came on stage with an older woman who I thought was Le Pen. However, I wondered why Le Pen was on stage with him and even waving at the crowd. I shrugged it off and changed the channel. Two days later, a friend sent me a condensed version of Emmanuel Marcon’s love life. I m sure it was the sheer scandal of it that made her draw my attention to it and she wasn’t going to be scandalized...

“NO SEX PLEASE; WE ARE MARRIED!”

Why do so many marriages have sexual issues. I’m not talking about premature ejaculation, which seems to be trending among men these days, neither am I talking about related medical issues on either side. No, I’m talking about the lack of unbridled sexual activity between a man and his wife; between a woman and her husband. You know; no holds barred wherever sexual intercourse that leaves both satiated, smiles on their faces and a spring in their step with the mentally that “I can conquer the world” (maybe not quite that but you know what I mean). If not even for the preceding reasons; for medical ones like burning calories, sense of well-being, improved attitude etc. Majority of couples are “managing” each other. Women might...

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