Religious Tolerance

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Religious intolerance is something I am so not used to especially as I have experienced growing up with Muslim cousins. Growing up, we were raised to respect and love each other irrespective of religious or tribal persuasions. That’s why I was totally shocked when I heard about the senseless killing of Mrs. Christianah Oluwatoyin Oluwaseesin by some Muslim secondary school students last week in Gombe State. Gombe was carved out of the old Borno State and it is a beautiful place. According to the deceased’s husband Mr Micheal Oluwaseesin who was out of town when the unfortunate incident occurred. “From […]

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Braiding My Hair. (Dry Title)

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“Aunty keep ya head” I am braiding my hair at a popular Abuja saloon, I brought my laptop to relieve boredom and I also think making hair is such a waste a time that you just have to the maximise it by doing something else, so here I am writing some new posts. I hate making my hair; that’s one of the reasons I cut my hair last year. I just hate going to a saloon and having to wait hours before it’s your turn. Rubbish! Also, I hated that hair dryer. Arrgh! It must have been an angry man […]

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Oooooh!

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Me, I am tired of this house-help wahala oh! Well, my new girl has been around for a few weeks and I am quite happy with her. She needs no supervision and is very committed to her job. Lois (my old girl), is still around because I want her to finish this term (she is in form 1). I had pretty much decided I would send her home once she was done with her exams …until her dad called. Did I tell you she’s from my town? Please abeg don’t do village connections; we aren’t related but I’ve known her […]

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Visa Wahala!

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We are suffering in this country oh! If you see the queues at Visa application centres, you go tire. I mean do people want to leave naija so badly? I have friends who are willing to pay up to $2000 for a UK or US visa. In fact, it’s only in naija that you hear people give testimony in church about getting a visa. It can be especially trying when a husband or boyfriend is “stuck” in the UK or whichever country and the wife is stuck in naija. I don’t have any problems with getting visas as my passport […]

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For All The Battered Women.

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Happy Mothers day! I hope all the mums had a nice mother’s day this last Sunday. For you guys in North America I think it comes up in May, but happy mothers day all the same. Mine was nice, for some reason dh never remembers I am a mother so I wasn’t expecting anything from him, however my sister in law gave me a lovely gift. We spent the day with my mum and mother in law and of course they were happy to have their children around them. On Saturday, I spent the day with my mum at her […]

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UPDATES

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So, here’s a bit of update. On my house-help issue, a new girl (she came highly recommended) started last week… so far so good. A little bush but can be brushed up. I love the fact that she speaks Igbo to my kids and seems very kind, especially with the way she talks to them. After day 1, they had already warmed up to her. The old girl is still around because I wanted my kids to get used to this new lady first. So she will be leaving at the end of the month, which is also when her school term ends. […]

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How Fluently Do You Speak Your Mother Tongue?

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I feel like a glutton. I weigh 74kg and it’s my heaviest ever and I have no idea how to loose it. When I was almost due with my first son I weighed about 72 so you can imagine how much I have added. I thought I was ok and just needed to loose my tummy until I climbed my scale! Now I know it just ain’t a tummy matter…help!! I watched ‘Living in Bondage’ yesterday. It was interesting to watch the first naija home movie. It was funny to see how archaic the outfits from the early 90’s looked. […]

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