Category: Thinking Through

Chude JideonwoOctober 20, 2018

What’s the formula? | The Daily Vulnerable

…for living what Brene Brown calls a “wholehearted” life – what I call a life of “joy”? Authentic + Courage ...

Chude JideonwoOctober 12, 2018

Sit with it | The Daily Vulnerable

  When something doesn’t make sense. When everything that was supposed to work out didn’t. When you are overwhelmed, confused, ...

YNaija NewsRoomOctober 8, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Nigeria’s military has a PTSD problem, and we need to start talking about it

It is quite unfortunate that as Nigerians, we don’t prioritize mental health or acknowledge mental illness. Here mental illness is ...

EditorSeptember 30, 2018

Davido’s new interest in politics and the optics of political influence

The just concluded elections in Osun state cannot be the standard to expect in 2019. By many observers’ accounts, it ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 28, 2018

Both ways | The Daily Vulnerable

  When someone asks you a favour, if your reply is “I sadly don’t have the money. I haven’t even paid ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 24, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The biggest lie that we’ve been told is that religion is as simple as it first appears

Last weekend, a 13-second video of Timothy Owoeye, the Osun State Assembly Majority Leader was released online. In the clip, ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 21, 2018

Did you amount to anything? | The Daily Vulnerable

Are you one of those people whom someone told when they were young, in school, powerless or needing help of some ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 19, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: It’s been 100 years of breakthroughs in Sickle Cell care, but we still have a long way to go

Sometime in 1910, a young black dental student Walter Clement Noel from the island of Grenada studying in Chicago had ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 18, 2018

How British-born Kemi Adeosun tried to ‘outsmart’ Nigeria

Despite many Nigerians querying her nomination for a ministerial position, she swayed the Senate with her British accent, little did ...

Alexander OnukwueSeptember 17, 2018

Ten years after Adenike Grange; will Adeosun face the consequences of her wrongdoing?

Thanks to the intervention of good journalism, Nigeria’s Finance Ministry has been relieved from questionable management. That may sound extreme, ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 15, 2018

Come and carry your pedestal, biko | The Daily Vulnerable

  When others respect you or love you, or in other ways hold you in esteem, there is always the temptation for them ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 11, 2018

Who actually wants to ‘kill’ Governor Nyesom Wike?

“So, you think the federal government would want to kill you?” was the question, Cletus Ukpong, a reporter with Premium ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 10, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Will Nigerian entertainment ever grow up?

It has been 89 years since the world’s first television broadcast. It may not have looked like the future then, with ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 7, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: Perfect

People like perfect stories, Friend. Be careful. “I haven’t had any alcohol in 5 years,” for instance. But are you ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 3, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Forget about religious extremism, Nigeria’s real problem is ‘I beta pass my neighbour’

Recently, a video surfaced of Nigerian designer, Tope Abiola of Frock it and Rock it where she suggested that instead ...

Chude JideonwoAugust 31, 2018

Daily Vulnerable: “Your post inspired me to reach out to a former nanny”

I am always excited to receive feedback on how these newsletters are helping you in your journeys. Once a month, ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 28, 2018

To avoid #OBOGate Adeosun style, Davido resumes NYSC

Popular Nigerian music artiste David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has begun the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). In a post on ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 27, 2018

Why Nigerians are not shocked by Trump’s “lifeless” description of Buhari

On Monday, August 27, 2018, the Financial Times published a story where the United States President, Donald Trump was alleged ...

Chude JideonwoAugust 24, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable – Road rage

The other day I was driving back from church when someone who wasn’t being considerate blocked off our side of ...

YNaija NewsRoomAugust 22, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Youth is messy and confusing, but thankfully we have some answers

Millennials (Generation Y), a term first coined by historians Neil Howe and William Strauss in 1991 when generational study wasn’t ...

Alexander OnukwueAugust 20, 2018

Tambuwal will dwarf Saraki, No third force | Five talking points from the Tinubu response to APC defections

The APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, has responded to the defections of Bukola Saraki and Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri ...

EditorAugust 17, 2018

Dapchi ransom payment: Lai Mohammed’s integrity & the costs of cash to security

In March, Government Ombusdman Lai Mohammed described the return of the kidnapped Dapchi girls as being due to some sort ...

Chude JideonwoAugust 16, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: “I have no baggage”

Immediately I said it, I did a double-take. Something about it came from deep inside me. I had just arrived Lagos ...

YNaija NewsRoomAugust 13, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: It is time we squared up and deconstructed the concept of childhood

Over the weekend, a tweet with an image from a children’s book was shared widely on Nigerian Twitter. Picture courtesy ...

Alexander OnukwueAugust 8, 2018

NASS Invasion: If this doesn’t show our democracy is fragile, nothing else will

In no part of the world are images of masked men wielding guns ever endearing. Yes they are justly employed ...

YNaija NewsRoomAugust 6, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: A written history of Nigeria’s great film epochs

If we’re being factually accurate, then Nigeria’s first contact with film was in 1903 when Herbert Macaulay invited Balboa and Company ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 29, 2018

[#YNaijaEssays] The good, the bad and the ugly: What the Nigerian elections really cost

There are few events that can come to define a nation’s identity quite like how it approaches elections. This is ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 27, 2018

Yomi Shogunle is handling the call to #EndSARS in the worst way possible

If you have lived long enough in Nigeria and are conversant with happenings on microblogging platform Twitter, then you would ...

Deaduramilade TawakJuly 26, 2018

Personal Essay: The Lessons we teach men, and women

The earliest and clearest incident I remember of men feeling superior, claiming their superiority over me, just because they are ...

Alexander OnukwueJuly 24, 2018

Saraki’s second police invitation will finally force his hand on whether he stays in the APC

It is almost certain that Senate President Bukola Saraki will now leave the All Progressives Congress (APC). If there had ...

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