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TRADITION AND THAT THING AROUND YOUR NECK

Many years ago, when I was still in secondary school, we were watching a Nollywood movie—my family and I. So, in the fashion most common to Nollywood movies, the girl got pregnant. To a child that has no knowledge of the science behind conception, it would have seemed as though ...

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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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OVER HIS DEAD BODY

My uncle was an obstinate widower. He had five daughters, whom he loved deeply, but not as much as he loved being an Edo man. He had no sons, and dreamt continually about the Edo son-in-laws he would have when his daughters got married. Each day, as his daughters grew ...

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ON GUNS, RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE AND THE BRIDE PRICE

Ever handed a child a toy gun before? What’s the first thing they usually do? Shoot at you, right? And you have to complete the act—clutching your chest, feigning pain and shock, as you sink, slowly, to the floor—lest they think your gun is veritably useless, right? Stay with me. ...

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THE TRADITIONAL WIFE

The traditional wife shakes her hips And dances to the talking drum’s lips * Her husband had decided he wanted a new wife, Fresh palm wine to bring a new taste to his life The traditional wife merely smiles and serves him Keeping her feelings inside just like she had ...

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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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Tobe Writes: THE PEDAGOGY OF EXPECTATTION

Every generation is faced with its peculiar problem. This problem might not be entirely unique to that generation, however, it requires a certain kind of fierce urgency to obliterate it and make it a no-problem for the incoming generation. When a generational problem spirals and lingers into another generation, the ...

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