Category: Nigerian Voices

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Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

Nnamdi Jude Atupulazi: Tea Mornings, 1997 [Winner of Nigerian Voices Competition]

by Nnamdi Jude Atupulazi Mummy was a teacher. She lived far away from us because the government would not grant her ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

Ayo: Smack dab in the theatre of insurgency [Nigerian Voices]

by Ayo We slid across the rough ground on our elbows and thighs, barely raising our helmet protected heads above ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

Opeoluwa Odunlami: The rejected stone [Nigerian Voices]

by Opeoluwa Odunlami “How good you start is important, how well you end is what is more important.” I did ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

Abraham Isaac Oluwatimilehin: Poetic justice [Nigerian Voices]

by Abraham Isaac Oluwatimilehin *Click* This is me staring at you, wide-eyed, the first time we met. I find this photograph ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2016

Nwadioke Nicole Ifeoma: Beautifully introverted

by Nwadioke Nicole Ifeoma “You need to more outgoing!” This is a phrase not alien to introverts, and it’s certainly ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2016

Anthony Emecheta: Keep at your passion

by Anthony Emecheta ‘Will you get up from there and go wash my car?’ dad thundered on entering my room. ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2016

Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto: The ties that bind

by Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto “Frank, that’s not the right way to put on your sandals,” I said to my younger brother ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

YNaija.com’s ‘Nigerian Voices’ competition continues this October | Winner gets N50,000!

Following the successful completion of the debut edition of Nigerian Voices in September, YNaija.com, the internet newspaper for young Nigerians ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 26, 2016

Mfon Iquaibom: Jewel in the rubble [Nigerian Voices]

by Mfon Iquaibom Talking about victories, battles, successes and accomplishments, turmoil, confusion, beauty and inspiration and the likes, I would ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 26, 2016

Akerele Oluranti: Begin your long walk to freedom [Nigerian Voices]

by Akerele Oluranti I started out life as a nondescript kid. One who never did home works; hardly knew a ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 26, 2016

Ezinne Uzoije: Blind, but full of vision

by Ezinne Uzoije I never knew blind graduates could serve the country if they wanted to. I got to know ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 25, 2016

Ekeziem Hamilton: The best lessons are taught in life v[Nigerian Voices]

by Ekeziem Hamilton The lecture room is filled to the brim, but I still manage to secure a standing spot ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 25, 2016

Innocent Chizaram Ilo: The day I knew the Ethereal power of books [Nigerian Voices]

by Innocent Chizaram Ilo Okigwe was always red-red, hilly and tranquil. On Sunday afternoons, after the legendary rice and stew lunch, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 25, 2016

Msonter Anzaa: Bullying is a cycle [Nigerian Voices]

by Msonter Anzaa “Bring down your bag,” one of the senior boys ordered as I entered what was going to be ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 24, 2016

Orekoya Ola: Why must a culture of peace be built with violent communication?

by Orekoya Ola The word ‘peace’, has been over used by different people, from the educated elites to the politicians, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 24, 2016

The single story of Chisom Edoziem [Nigerian Voices]

by Chisom Edoziem I’d began with the definition of a story. It’s a message that tells the particulars of an ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 22, 2016

Dennis Izuchukwu Ezeogu: Beautiful memories [Nigerian Voices]

by Dennis Izuchukwu Ezeogu Some say butterflies inhabit the insides of tense and anxious people. But that night, sitting in ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 22, 2016

Tomiwa Yussuf: “I’m going to die and they’ll all think I killed myself” [Nigerian Voices]

by Tomiwa Yusuff Like a bad record, the thought kept reverberating in my head that unforgettable morning in the town ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 22, 2016

Margaret-Mary Osiobor: Ikeja Cantonment explosions through the eyes of a six year old [Nigerian Voices]

by Margaret-Mary Osiobor The events of that day are still quite vivid in my memory. It was a warm sunny ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 22, 2016

Eketi Edima Ette: What doesn’t kill you… [Nigerian Voices]

by Eketi Edima Ette Have I ever told you the story, of that time I tried to die, but couldn’t? ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 21, 2016

Chukwuemeke Victor Esumeh: Life is sweet, bitter, sour [Nigerian Voices]

by Chukwuemeke Victor Esumeh There have always been ups and downs that seems to place situational hurdles on the path of ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 20, 2016

Raji Aliu Akanni: I took on a police officer [Nigerian Voices]

by Raji Aliu Akanni Police is your friend. That was what we learnt. As a young school leaver, I had ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 20, 2016

Promise Excel: I’m hustling, blogging and fighting for my dreams [Nigerian Voices]

by Promise Excel “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 20, 2016

Olorunleke, M.A: Hopeless [Nigerian Voices]

 by Olorunleke, M.A Hope, like talk is cheap. But it’s hard to picture a future without hoping, hence hope becomes a ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 20, 2016

Chidiebere Gabriel: From car washing to big time entrepreneur [Nigerian Voices]

by Chidiebere Gabriel The tyres of madam Jane’s car came to a screeching stop at the end of the car ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 20, 2016

Samson Toromade : Footprints in hell [Nigerian Voices]

by Samson Toromade I don’t have fond memories of the first time I crossed into the boundaries of Taraba state, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 20, 2016

Moses Kamil: The story of my whole life at Kings College [Nigerian Voices]

by Moses Kamil I saw the article on this competition some days back and I felt like Eureka! This is ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 20, 2016

Omofuma Cosmos: It turned out right [Nigerian Voices]

It was on the 21st that I heard the most shocking news of my teenage life. On the 21st of ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 19, 2016

Iyasele, Isioma Osahon: I’ve overcome my physical disability through computers [Nigerian Voices]

by Iyasele, Isioma Osahon Ever since I first got introduced to computers and computing in the mid-1990’s, I have always ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 18, 2016

Festus Ogun: Government useless and the Nigerian State [Nigerian Voices]

by Festus Ogun Today, 2016 Nigeria is simply synonymous to the Hobbesian State of Nature. In this State of Nature, ...

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