WORLD POPULATION DAY

July 11 of every year since 1989 was set aside as World Population Day to raise awareness of global population issues which include family planning, gender issues, poverty, maternal health and human rights that affects the world population that is about 7.5BN people. This year the theme for the WPD was Empowering people, Developing nations and it happened to coincide with the Family Planning Summit in London. Analysts have given the projection that we will about 10BN people on the face of the earth by 2050 and the only way we can stem the tide is to reduce birth rate. Nigeria was in the spotlight this year. Unconfirmed reports put Nigerian population at between 187-195M and will be the world’s 3rd most populous nation with 397M people after India and China...

ENDANGERED SPECIE: PUBIC HAIR

It started off as an innocuous conversation with, let’s call her Sally*. She had increased her appetite for risk in this recession. She had realized that recession could actually provide good business opportunities. Anyway, there was just this little issue of collateral. Somehow, the conversation dovetailed into the point that because ‘Madam Sally’ wasn’t hairy enough she wouldn’t command much and therefore she wasn’t a good candidate for collateral! Let’s correct a small impression here- women can be as naughty if not naughtier when talking to each other. We are most often forced to the corner of pretense. Anyway, it dawned on me and I asked her, “you mean the fuller, richer head of hair you have is equal to the...

“RECESSION IS JUST A WORD”

The phrase “recession is just a word” was attributed to Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, Nigeria. There was a lot of backlash from the citizens as they used the opportunity to remind her about the state of the country and the harsh, biting economic situation which seems poised to get even harsher. So I started thinking. Could she be right; maybe it is just a word after all. I have come the conclusion she was shading and chiding us for living like were recession-immune. If we had behaved’ ourselves instead of ‘eating our future’; recession indeed would have been a word. I have been so recessed beaten that I wonder when looking at her and her rosy cheeks as she twangs away while delivering a repeat of last month’s...

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,...

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