Tag: life

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 21, 2017

Afam Ade-Odiachi: System collapse [NEW VOICES]

by Afam Ade-Odiachi The message came in at about 10:30, system failure, please reboot. I ignored it. Another pesky little ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 19, 2017

Funmi Iyanda: The marriage diary

by Funmi Iyanda I 1985 Yesterday brother Eleyinmi visited, that really is his name. He was an elder but not ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 19, 2017

Ezinne Ukoha: The Obamas | The last time is always the best (especially when in good company)

by Ezinne Ukoha   This is my last testimony. It will capture a period in time that was boundless and ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 24, 2016

Tamilore Oladipo: New year, same-ish me [NEXT]

by Tamilore Oladipo This has been a pretty terrible year. Like, if all the years of the new millennium got ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 23, 2016

Eyiamoni Apeji: The me I am when I am by myself [NEXT]

by Eyiamoni Apeji The me I am when I’m by myself is much better than anyone else. For one thing, ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 20, 2016

Boluwatife: The present in my past [Nigerian Voices]

by Joshua Boffin As I penned down my signature on the register, it dawned on me that life was really ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 18, 2016

The Thread: Don’t be fooled, many ladies are keeping themselves till marriage

We live in the real world, so the pressure for Christians to compromise their beliefs and values  comes in thick ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 14, 2016

Adeboro Odunlami: Not a good parent [NEW VOICES]

by Adeboro Odunlami Some mornings before I step out of my house, I look in my mirror and ask myself ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 13, 2016

Oreoluwa Fakorede: I am Nigerian [NEW VOICES]

by Oreoluwa Fakorede   I say it like it’s a condition I have lived with for years. I say it ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 10, 2016

Otasowie Christabel Ogiemwonyi: When the curtains do not fall [Nigerian Voices]

by Otasowie Christabel Ogiemwonyi **************** Sometimes, you crave for solitude but you find out you are with company. The peripatetic ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 10, 2016

Vera Ezimora: The Igbo language is trying to kill me

by Vera Ezimora The Igbo language is really trying to drive me nuts. Let me tell you how. The other ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 8, 2016

The Thread: She saved my number as Elvis cold stone

Relationships can be touch and go: one person can be invested in the relationship and the other is just along ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 8, 2016

Jonathan Mairiga: Times and seasons [Nigerian Voices]

by Jonathan Mairiga Most times in life, the picture we get from events and situations are not exactly what they seem ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 6, 2016

Edwin Okolo: Circumstantial Ownership

Republished with permission from uueirdness.wordpress.com I’ll start this post with a scenario: Imagine, if you can, that you walked out of ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 5, 2016

Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa: Don’t lose your Balance… [NEW VOICES]

by Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa Life is a tight rope of thoughts, decisions, actions and outcomes. You simply cannot walk away from it ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 4, 2016

Michael Ehinmowo: Possessing possession [Nigerian Voices]

by Michael Ehinmowo There has not been light. I charge my phone at the petrol station close to my house. ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 1, 2016

Kehinde: Private insecurities

by Kehinde There is a certain kind of shame that comes with having attended one of the best schools in ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 1, 2016

Eketi Edima Ette: International interviews versus Nigerian interviews

by Eketi Edima Ette Interview on BBC. My name is Adam Greene and this is Focus on Africa, on the ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 1, 2016

Bomi Ehimony: Friends are like blindfolds [Nigerian Voices]

by Bomi Ehimony On most days, I haven’t the slightest clue as to who I am. I have ideas, of ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 1, 2016

Nene Henshaw: 30 experiences before 30 [NEXT]

by Nene Henshaw I recently realized that I was no more a teenager and had in many ways reached the ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 30, 2016

Review: Toke Makinwa’s book ‘On Becoming’ is the first sound in a world of silence

by Afam Ade-Odiachi I worked in entertainment news for six months. I enjoyed a certain proximity to the people many ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 29, 2016

Opinion: How I lost a job with Google

by Viola Ifeyinwa Okolie I had a friend in school, the “most likely to succeed” type. She was brilliant – ...

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RoqeebahNovember 29, 2016

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce is making sense again

Senator Benedict Murray-Bruce is everyone’s favourite legislator who just wants to make common sense. No he’s not? Okay then. Senator ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 28, 2016

Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto: I saved my marriage [Nigerian Voices]

by Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto That was my wife, Chiamaka, approaching. People thought her puerile and naïve but I deemed her exquisite. ...

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ToluNovember 24, 2016

Octagon Session: Marriage and the breadwinner

On this week’s episode of The Octagon Session… The Octagon: Welcome to The Octagon. We appreciate your taking time out ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 22, 2016

Opinion: How things change gradually and then suddenly, sometimes

by Gidimeister Isn’t it familiar? We are slim and fit for the longest time, then suddenly, we are overweight and ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 19, 2016

Vera Ezimora: Back in America

In this new episode, Vlogger Ezimora goes from a meeting that didn’t happen to getting stuffed at Texas Roadhouse to showcasing ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 18, 2016

Vlogger, Vera Ezimora lets you in on her experience back in Nigeria (WATCH PT. 4)

After 16 years out of Nigeria, vlogger, Vera Ezimora finally took a trip back to the motherland this August with ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 16, 2016

Lekan Olanrewaju: Fleeing time [NEW VOICES]

by Lekan Olanrewaju Is it really as hard as it seems?   “And I hope self-actualisation is all I need ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 11, 2016

Dear Nigerian Americans, now that you’re coming home…

Happy elections. Don’t think I’m crazy for greeting you happy elections. In Nigeria we greet people about everything. You have ...

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