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...

SOPHIA ‘AYE’ MOMODU BY DAVIDO

….”Cause you want my love o She no want designer She no want Ferarri She say na my love o Cause nobody can love you like I do Nobody can touch e you like I do” At 21, you have entered full adulthood. It doesn’t mean you have a grip on everything but you are now responsible for all your decisions and actions. Any help or advice you get will be discretionary not mandatory. When the then 21 year old Davido decided to “hit it raw” with the 27 year old Ms Sophia Momodu, he was aware of the many consequences of having sex with a woman in her fertile prime years. Born with a silver spoon, good looking with hardworking ethics and a string of “number one” hits made him a hard target for females. I don’t know...

THE POWER OF CHOICE

One of the greatest gifts given to us as human beings is the power of choice. The ability to look at options, weigh them and take a decision. However, with the chaos we so often find our lives in and in lives of those around us, it is obvious we don’t comprehend the power we have when we take decisions. Life is complicated but simple. The simplicity in life being that you accept that life is complicated! Once we deal with that, we grasp two facts; as human beings our lives are independent yet intertwined and as such whatever decision I take it won’t only affect me but someone or others directly and indirectly. I honestly wonder why life is full of SO MUCH variety. It is often confusing. This becomes pretty evident in the one area that plagues all of...

SELF-DESTRUCT!

A couple of years ago, a group of three girlfriends had joined the ‘hip’ crowd and started experimenting with drugs. The latest addition to their group; Kike (not real name) was eager to show her new friends that she was a consummate user and could even out pace them. They even had their very own supplier. One jobless day, they decided to go and have ‘fun’ in a house notorious for having drug parties somewhere in Maitama, Abuja. Kike was on a roll or so she thought; she ODed and died in the hospital. Her parents would not bury her; they refused to believe. The Redeemed church eventually buried her. Life cut down by her hands at 23. In 2006, the 19 year old son of a high level Northern politician at the time; ODed on cocaine and codeine combination and died...

THE CYNTHIA OSOKOGU CRIME

The beating, rape and murder of Cynthia Osokugu further showed the rapidly declining worth of human life. There are a lot of versions about what really happened. One thing that has one version is the callousness, wickedness and evil with which this crime was committed and all for what? How much could she possibly have been carrying on her that would warrant this type of dispossession of her property?? The chances of them being caught would have been very slim. After all the gang’s other victims that emerged only came forward as a result of this murder. There is a lot going round about the lifestyle of the girl, the foolishness of the girl and how maybe she deserves what happened to her. This is the quick to judge exercise that I find tiring. This was a young...

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