Book Review: The Doses of Reality in Ayisha Osori’s Love Does Not Win Elections

Ayisha Osori, lawyer, columnist and former chief executive officer of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund took a shot at the House of Representatives as a relatively young Nigerian and tells her compelling story in Love Does Not Win Elections

Kidnapped Igbonla Pupils: Lagos Government, Activists Aren’t Doing Nearly Enough

The government insistence of not negotiating with the criminals is ill-advised

Osinbajo: Balancing Policy and Politics as 2019 Games Begin in Buhari’s Absence

President Muhammadu Buhari's prolonged medical leave has unsettling political implications for his party and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo as gladiators prepare for the 2019 elections

A Look Around Home: A Returning Student’s Impressions of Lagos

I never realised just how many walls are plastered with the numbers of Plumbers, Carpenters, Cleaners, and Tutors, too desperate for work, but too poor to afford traditional advertising.

Aisha’s Musings: Sex, Virginity and Gender Roles

Usually, when the sex conversation comes up, it tends to follow a certain trope:

Lagos Traffic Chaos: Are these Maxgo Bikes the Messiah We Seek or We Await Another?

Maxgo has the potentials to grow big and redefine the traffic and Ecommerce climes in Lagos with time if it gets its corporate culture right.

Preying from Paris: At the AMAAs, Nigerians Couldn’t Rig Anything!

I am never going to compare and contrast the AMAAs with any other award, but there is a huge credibility attached to the AMAAs

Diary of a Nigerian Single Mum: New Year and Fireworks in the Sky!

I hadn’t noticed the music had stopped in the neighbour’s house. I hadn’t even noticed I was screaming. Uzoma motioned for me to be quiet.

On Amnesty for Looters and Tax Defaulters: Before We Give Out Frivolous Benefits

The federal government recently introduced a tax amnesty through an Executive Order on Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme signed by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo while Hon Linus Okorie is sponsoring a bill that provides amnesty for looters willing to invest stolen money in the country

Lagos Floods: When A City Runs From Water To Water

Lagos is important to Nigerians. It's a shame to see the commercial hub of Nigeria gradually washed away by the flood

Preying From Paris: KCee is Mad Again and Wants to Drown in Limpopo River!

If KCee had any shame, he would not say the things he said about Asa; he would have focused on his heartbreak caused by HarrySong.

Diary of a Nigerian Single Mum: A Clubbing Experience at Christmas

Despite the shoe mishap at the club, the evening had been a perfect start to my Christmas holiday. But one thing would make it even more perfect...

Diary of a Nigerian Single Mum: Torn Between Two Worlds – Kristof and Sanity

It will take me years to be in a good place mentally, emotionally and most especially financially to take that leap

Why the Nigerian Public Needs to Understand the Basic Principles of Law

I would rather we introduced these basic principles of law in secondary schools so that the public can be informed at that level before they grow into adults

Kabafest: Where We Are Missing the Point – By Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

The vitriol characterising the calls to boycott this festival and the labelling of potential attendees as “hungry writers” and “hustlers”, in an attempt to shame people out of attending, strikes me as some form of pseudo-intellectual thuggery.

In Defense of Engagement: KABAFEST, Literary Festivals, and Bad Faith Protest

On the surface, the argument agains KABAFEST is plausible. After all, who wants to sit and dine with a politician who is committed to destruction of a religious minority group. Except that, first of all, the festival is not a “wine and dine”.

Music Review: Davolee’s ‘Festival Bar’ is More Than Just a Lagos Barman’s Tale

Listening to Festival Bar made me reflect on the art of the short story and especially how the song works with acute observation, colorful characterization and witty dialogue

El-Rufai and Why Nigerians Should Boycott The Kaduna Book & Arts Festival – Obinna Udenwe

Nigerian writers and scholars should unite and protest the continuous efforts of people like Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to use them as objects for covering up their poor governance, political brigandry, and continuous persecution of fellow scholars

Ethnic Hate Speech: Statement From Concerned Nigerian Writers

Our freedom is a shared one, limited by the freedom of others. Citizens must draw the line between free speech and arbitrary spite.

Diary of a Nigerian Single Mum: Meeting Kristof – From Slovenia With Love

Five minutes later, Kristof sent his Skype ID.  I sent him a Skype request and he called me immediately. I let it ring for a while like a true Nigerian before I answered. I was pleasantly surprised!

Preying from Paris: Bobrisky’s Prayer Requests and Other Conversations

Maybe, the last article I wrote on Bobrisky is what is encouraging him/her to do some of the things he/she is doing right.

Aisha’s Musings: On Sex and Other Addictions

Now, I’m not saying that all sex addicts evolved from being alcohol or drug addicts, I’m just saying that there is the possibility for one to lead to the other.

Nze Sylva’s Corner: Ready-Set-Work as a Model for Changing the Conversation on Education

An example of a government programme geared towards equipping students for the future as can be seen in the Lagos State Government’s Ready-Set-Work programme.

Preying from Paris: So Short a Letter to Hushpuppi!

"I’m an admirer. Of your pictures. I don’t envy you. I think I would love to meet you in person – and disappear."

The Law & You; The Effect of a Confessional Statement under the Nigerian Law

A confessional statement is any statement or remark admitting or acknowledging all facts necessary for conviction of a crime

Diary of A Nigerian Single Mom – A Courthouse Called Papalanto

I had never been in a courthouse before. I kept looking around as we drove into the parking lot. The place was bustling with activity.

Police Reforms: the Least Honour Govt can Give Brave Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko

Policemen in the country are poorly paid and ill-equipped to fight crime. In honour of the gallantry and the ultimate sacrifice made by Sergeant Iboko, the government and the police authority should seize the opportunity of this on-going discourse and start doing the necessary now.

Aisha’s Musings: Feminism? No, Do Not Bring Back the Bush

Feminsm has taken so many colours and shapes it is difficult to keep up with it, Amber rose shows us her pubic hairs and well… she is trying to end the stigma against pubic hairs… she has empowered women, yay Feminism!

Preying from Paris: An Open Letter to President Kagame From a Nigerian

"Mr President, you work so hard, but your efforts will be in vain if other African Presidents don’t follow your steps."

Nigeria on the Brink: On the Percussions of War and its Repercussions

Campaigns for self-determination do not necessarily have to be shaped by calls to arms that lead to more losses than gains