News

Three female suicide bombers kill at least 27 in Chad

Three female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a market in Chad. At least 90 people were injured in the attacks with 27 fatalities. Boko Haram has not yet claimed responsibility but the terrorsits group is suspected says General Banyaman Cossingar, the director general of Chad’s national police. Thousands of refugees have been seeking refuge at the Lake Chad area…

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Workers

What Failure Looks Like in Nigeria

  Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it is only with yourself. – Mary Schmich Failure in Nigeria is an arbitrary set of rules written in shifting sands. It is the 35 year old man earning N200,000 a month, driving an SUV but still living with his parents. The women he brings…

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Women

Kids are the cutest but I don’t want one

I have just returned from a whirlwind two-week holiday visiting family and friends. Every house was a family home with at least one child in it. As I hugged, cuddled, rocked and high-fived children ranging from a few weeks old to ten years, I kept expecting to feel that twinge – the tug which all women, who have yet to…

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Women

Hey…don’t hide your period

Nigerians are some of the least environmentally friendly people I know. Man, woman and child, we toss garbage out of our moving cars. We unwrap items and let the packaging fall where we stand. We then innocently wonder why our roads flood when it rains. Where other countries are trying to cut back on plastic bag usage (Wales, for instance,…

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