Category: Nigerian Voices

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Op-ed EditorOctober 18, 2016

Samuel Ogechukwu: “They tell you you’re not supposed to be thinking such depressing thoughts…” [Nigerian Voices]

by Samuel Ogechukwu They tell you to cheer up. You try to convince yourself to and fail. Then they pull ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 18, 2016

Blessing Iyamadiken: Love was… [Nigerian Voices]

by Blessing Iyamadiken Love was… Growing up, I wanted a certain degree of love and affection, one that wasn’t just about ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Orowale Samuel Kolapo: I did not quit [Nigerian Voices]

by Orowale Samuel Kolapo I was at home on that day in February 2011, lost in my thoughts as usual. I ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Ayodele Ibiyemi: The paradox that is Port Harcourt [Nigerian Voices]

by Ayodele Ibiyemi I was privileged to have attended a Federal Government College for my secondary education. In the school, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Ogungbesan Adedoyinsola: My mum was forced to marry my father after he raped her [Nigerian Voices]

My name is Ogungbesan Adedoyinsola. I am 20 years old. I was born in Lagos state, Nigeria. And I have ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 16, 2016

Nike Ladokun: The wake up call [Nigerian Voices]

by Nike Ladokun Ever since I was 16years old, I’ve always been a firm believer of the ‘you’re better off ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 16, 2016

Iwundu Wisdom: Sunset -Twilight from within [Nigerian Voices]

by Iwundu Wisdom  The sun was setting in Stonehenge and I was not about to leave the experience yet. Though Stonehenge ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 16, 2016

Wilson Iyorah: Should the tough get going despite our current national difficulties? [Nigerian Voices]

by Wilson Iyorah Ever since the emergence of President Muhamadu Buhari as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Igwe Ozioma Peace: A corset and a smile [Nigerian Voices]

by Igwe Ozioma Peace The clock on the parlour wall chimed- one ringing bong. Could it really be two O’clock ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Monye Ebelechukwu Gloria: Just live [Nigerian Voices]

by Monye Ebelechukwu Gloria Road trips have always been my ‘thing’. I love the fact that one gets to create ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Elemide Benjamin: Plight of a perpetual latecomer [Nigerian Voices]

by Elemide Benjamin The sun hung on the horizon, clothed in flaming gold, announcing the breaking of a new day ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Tosin Dada: My mum is dying? [Nigerian Voices]

by Tosin Dada Is she dying? The words were slurred because my tongue felt thick and heavy from the tears ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 14, 2016

Oloruntorera Adesina: All I want is a scar on my face [Nigerian Voices]

by Oloruntorera Adesina All I want is a scar on my face. My friends think I’m insane for having such ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 14, 2016

Sarah Apuu: What is the rationale behind religious crisis? [Nigerian Voices]

“We had just entered kaduna when we saw people gathered on the street, blocking the road with tires aflame. We ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 14, 2016

Odichukwuemeka Valentine: The negative effects of cheating in a relationship [Nigerian Voices]

by Odichukwuemeka Valentine I wish to use this story to educate the society on the negative effects of cheating in ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Oyin Oludipe: Of Ogun, runnels and fevers [Nigerian Voices]

by Oyin Oludipe It began as jerks, turned into a tremor and then became a chorus of spasms. Metal wriggles. ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Oluwadamilola Shonibare: In pursuit of happiness [Nigerian Voices]

by Oluwadamilola Shonibare “Dude, Can you just delete this movie from your laptop? How one earth would we need memory ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Gideon Emmanuel: Pa Akpruka, my greatest influence [Nigerian Voices]

I am going to tell you my story. I have a neighbour. He is an old man. People say he ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Utukwa Bemshima Benedict: Police is my friend? [Nigerian Voices]

by Utukwa Bemshima Benedict The day was 30th June, 2014. I had left the house about 6:30pm with my young ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Kester Onyemaechi: My dreadlocks – all four of them [Nigerian Voices]

by Kester Onyemaechi Let me take you back in time My friends always wondered why I have no pictures of myself ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Elonell Attah: How I survived Ikeja bomb blast [Nigerian Voices]

by Elonell Attah The memory is clearer than crystals. The fateful Sunday (27th of January, 2002) marked the beginning in ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Opinion: Yes, girls motivate me [Nigerian Voices]

by Joseph Abiagom I have a good command of Pidgin English, even though I am not as fluent as I ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Charity Okorie: Finding love across the sea [Nigerian Voices]

by Charity Okorie “I think I’ll send him a friend request just for laughs.” I took my phone and immediately ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2016

Blessing: I jammed JAMB [Nigerian Voices]

by Blessing “Repent! For the kingdom of God is at hand!” Screamed the preacher into a portable speaker. I wake ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2016

Ugochukwu Favour: A tribute to our late sister [Nigerian Voices]

by Ugochukwu Favour When she was alive, she did not forget the birth date of every of our family member, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2016

Prince Joshua: From Ajegunle to America – The story of the taxi driver’s son [Nigerian Voices]

by Prince Joshua I listened to the story I would find nowhere except from my beautiful mother. She told me ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2016

Adebola Emmanuel: The rats that made me a murderer [Nigerian Voices]

by Adebola Emmanuel A man called , pouring his mind towards a topic discussed on radio – precisely on Cool FM: ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2016

Ogunleke Emmanuel: From feet to feat [Nigerian Voices]

by Ogunleke Adekunle Emmanuel Although this story’s resolution or black out might have to be written later, I am optimistic ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 10, 2016

Ifeoluwa Egbetade: The man who couldn’t wait until tomorrow [Nigerian Voices]

by Ifeoluwa Egbetade Here’s a tale of a mummy’s pet. He isn’t a genius but believes in three things; 1) ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 10, 2016

Abioye Ayomide: Wrong place, wrong time [Nigerian Voices]

by Abioye Joseph Ayomide On this day, I returned to school after a short break at home: a day I ...

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