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WHEN I REFUSED TO SAY AMEN

When my name came out for NYSC, the Reverend in my family church asked the graduates whose names were shortlisted for service to come out for prayers during service. We were just two of us in the church – a boy and I. We came to the altar and knelt ...

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Deconstructing The Storm Against Tiwa Savage

As a black man, I’ve always found it interesting going to websites like Stormfront, Breitbart and a few other White Supremacist sites. They – especially Stormfront – are so frank about their racism. It’s not accidental. It’s not something they’re apologetic for. The white race is superior to all other ...

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Woman, Know Your Place

University politics is a big deal. Some overzealous and ambitious students take it seriously. Even positions as basic as class representatives are jostled for in the most chaotic manners. But the big shots start with departmental elections, the top slot being the presidential post, and then the faculty elections and ...

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A SNAPSHOT LOOK AT ALL THE WAYS 2016 GAVE US LIFE

The Headies drama between music stars Olamide and Don Jazzy on the very first day of 2016 had to be the sign that we were going to be in for a rollercoaster year of drama, upsets, highs and lows. And as it was, the fastest year anyone has ever lived ...

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GENDER EQUALITY ADVOCATE BUT NOT FEMINIST? WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Let’s start with an analogy: Say you’re an equalist. You find yourself in a hypothetical cabin. In the cabin, you find standing in the center a table, and on it are two identical glasses of water. You also notice a jug of water sitting in one corner of the room. ...

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The Things They Say…About Gender Equality

In response to the speech the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, gave on gender equality at the Emerging Women’s Forum in National Harbor, Maryland, actress Uche Jombo-Rodriguez had this to say on her Instagram page: “Let’s be clear #ujlovers “Gender roles/ responsibilities and gender equality are ...

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Yaky Ink-spired: THE GENDER EQUITY BILL, THE GOOD AND THE BAD

Taking on the challenge to write on a relatively recent issue in the Senate, the shooting down of the Gender Equality Bill, I tried to get a fresh perspective on it. Several writers have already thrown rotten tomatoes at patriarchy and others yet have slung mud at our insensitive law ...

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WHY IS GENDER EQUALITY SO MISUNDERSTOOD?

I have come to realize that most of the people, men and women, who go up in arms against the movement of Gender Equality do not really understand what the movement is about. And little wonder that, because it just so happens that most of its proponents do not get ...

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A Word Or Two About Men And Women

Cece Winans. You know her, right? The American gospel musician with numerous awards to her name. Ehen. Her real name is Priscilla Love, you know. She’s married to Alvin Love, pastor of a Nashville church. But Alvin has been called Mr. Winans (Cece’s maiden name) to his face on several ...

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Nigerian lawmakers vote down bill on gender equality citing the Bible and Sharia law

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday (Mar.15), voted against a gender and equal opportunities bill (pdf), which was being sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi. The bill, which did not pass a second reading, was aimed at bridging the gap between the rights of men and women in Nigeria. It also sought to ...

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