All posts tagged with: nigeria

Voices of Youth Inspire! “Failures are the best eye openers.”

Posted August 3, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Your name: Salu Oluwamayowa Adepeju Your age: 28 years Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from Igbogbo, Lagos State, Nigeria, but I grew up in Bariga and I still live in Bariga, Lagos State. According to your business card – what is your job title? I am founder and Executive Director of Iba (Malaria) Eradication Foundation. How does your current job compare with what you wanted to do when you were much younger...


The Nature of Womanhood

Posted July 26, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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  • Age 22

I learnt from my "Women Weave the Web" page, how young ladies from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Japan and other parts of the world join forces to affect the life of women in all endeavours. Also, the AWID, a non governmental organization, in South Africa, portrays the notion of feminism. I remember, when my mum stood behind me, when I came home with a cut on my head. Although I had caused the fight, she stood behind me no matter what. That is the trait of mothers today, to advocate. Every Mother will do t...


GIRLS -- RIGHTS and VALUES

Posted July 26, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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  • Age 22

Girls have rights -- like the right to Quality Education, Health Services, Good Food and Socioeconomic benefits, as well as Values. Yesterday at my intern station, I watched a program where in the northern part of Nigeria, 35% of teenagers and young ladies go through hard labour, suffer to feed, have no quality education and no comfortable bed to lay their heads. Teenage girls also have children from poor homes. Values make us outstanding. It amalgamates us to the essential traits of life and a...


The Plight of Nigeria's Legacy

Posted July 25, 2014 Avatar Mukhtar Muhammad

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Member since December 24, 2013
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  • Age 23

Legacy as the word sounds and implies, takes its meaning synonymous to ethics and values passed down to generations. Though, Nigeria as my domain and lineage, I hate to say, I grieve in bewilderment of unremorseful deterrence within my subconscious. Its state I longed to see way pass when it deserved. Self-preservation and fulfillment is a resolute nature that scores if not devours, thawing enough the heart of its gearing non unanimous thought. I would hopefully like to take a...


BRINGING BACK OUR GIRLS TO SCHOOL AND SAFETY

Posted July 19, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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In mid-April this year, we woke up to the heart-breaking news that over 200 girls were taken hostage from a secondary school at Chibok, Borno state, North-Eastern Nigeria. Although, this was one in the series of the stories of insurgency in Nigeria, things took a new turn. A month after the awful event, it became global news after much protesting and campaigning-including the popular #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter. Every news media ran a story or more on the unfortunate happening, c...


A Nation's Elusive Unity

Posted July 2, 2014 no picture enenim

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“One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity,” the words of the last line of the first stanza of our national anthem. Sadly, I do no think ours is a nation where freedom abounds, and neither are we living (or have we ever lived) in peace and unity. At best we have only tolerated one another, each group of persons waiting for the perfect time to attack the other group, most times over issues that are both myopic and unreasonable. Over the years we keep chasing shadows, changing slogans (as...


Revolutionary change from the politics of death

Posted June 27, 2014 no picture interfig

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Once again our collective opinion on voice as a strong vehement Nigerian youth for a revolutionized nation cannot and will never be hidden nor intimidated to extinction. While the insurgents are maiming, killing, and kidnapping innocent Nigerians, the military that was supposed to be our strength as a nation has been compromised leading to the death of more officers than the Islamist groups themselves. The lives of Nigerians far north means nothing to political cabals but an instru...


Terror scars: I fear I am losing my country

Posted June 17, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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They killed forty eight men one night ago. They came in to the town, took out a police station, demobilized them and then proceeded to shoot at everything male in their path. They shot them and left their bodies lying in the dark to be collected and disposed. They didn't care; shot at close range and left them for dead. They killed forty eight people in less than four hours. Sadly this is not a one time only incident, there is more... A well executed shoot to kill attack in a h...


BEAST OF BURDEN

Posted June 12, 2014 Avatar S. O. Egwurube II

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A story of Adidi the “House Help” Written by Egwurube, Samuel In story books and other reference materials, most often than not, a donkey strapped with logs of load, transporting them to desired destinations of the master, or strapped with an agricultural machine tilling a farm for the master who in turn for services provided gives the donkey water depicted the phrase ‘beast of burden’. In our society today, especially in urban and suburban cities and towns, there...


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