Women

Is Virginity Is A Myth? This video explains it all

Did your hymen break the first time you had sex? I’m asking the ladies here. Did you ever wonder why the sheets weren’t blood stained the first time you did the deed, and you wondered if your partner wondered that you lied about your virginity (yes I’m talking about me here)? Well, wonder no more. This short video from Adam Ruins Everything explains…

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Workers

Do You Hate Your Job? Let’s talk about it

    If you clicked on yes, the great news is that it’s Friday. The bad news is that Monday is just 48 hours away. You’re not alone though. On the 1st of December, BUA Workers stormed the Head Office protesting poor working conditions. They demanded that the Chairman and Chief Executive of the company, Abdulsamad Rabiu come out to…

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Things To Remember

Things To Remember: How a Coursera Course changed my views on my writing and life

You don’t have to sound smart. You should just trust that you are smart and that your ideas are important enough -Dr Denise Comer I got this piece of advice from one of the most unexpected places: a Coursera course. Dr Denise Comer (not pictured) is an assistant professor ofWriting Studies at Duke University. She also teaches the Coursera course English Composition…

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Education

Nigeria battles with providing basic education for our children but should they be taught to code as well?

As the people in charge of the education of our children (UBEC to you and I)  meet in Abuja to state the bleeding obvious -basic education is important- developed countries are asking a more pertinent question: should children learn to code? Gaby Hinsliff of the Guardian did a comprehensive report here. It’s a long read but worth it. She asks if kids will…

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News, Women

The state with a male commissioner of women affairs appoints 49 administrators- only one is a woman

The Gist Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa state swore in 49 newly-appointed Development Area Administrators. The lone woman is Esther Pius. Why’s this important? Back in September, the Governor appointed a man, Aliyu Tola, as the Commissioner of Women Affairs. His chief press secretary, Yohannna Mathias, defended the governor’s actions by stating: “It’s a normal practice as it happened in Bauchi and…

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Outside The Box

“Public Hate, Private Pain”- Gay Nigerians talk about beatings, death threats to PBS (Video)

As part of a week long series Nigeria: Pain and Promise, PBS talks to gay men living in Nigeria. Beaten, persecuted, forced to marry and hide their sexuality, they remain resilient through it all. Watch the video below: This is a transcript of the video courtesy of PBS JUDY WOODRUFF: We now turn to our series “Nigeria: Pain and Promise.” Tonight,…

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News

Special Needs Education Bill to be proposed to National Assembly

The Gist A bill to provide special needs education to children with developmental needs is to be proposed to the National Assembly. Mrs Amina Abubakar Atiku made this known during the 10th Anniversary of the Hope House initiative (HHI), an institution which provides educational support for children with special needs. Why’s this important? The bill wants to extend the functions of the…

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Education

65 Million Illiterate Nigerians…65,000,000

Back in October during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Katsina State, Dr Mohammed Alkali the National Programme Advisor on Education for UNESCO quoted a WTF statistic: 65 million Nigerians are illiterate. The figure, gotten from a survey which tracked illiteracy, is so mind boggling that it still resonates with me today. We all know how important education is to our well being…

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