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9 May 2019
Bride price is a sum of money or quantity of goods given to a bride's family by that of the groom. In many parts of Nigeria most notably the South-East, bride price must be paid first in order for the couple to get permission to marry in church or in other civil ceremonies, or the…
2 May 2019
Amongst the dust hazy skies and rolling green hills of Northern Nigeria lies a dark secret. This  secret is shrouded in a lifetime’s worth of silence, that, thanks to social media may finally be coming to an end. Violence against women is a traditional long standing practice in the North. According to Relief Web reported…
1 May 2019
“I’m a hawker, my Mummy is a hawker so I’m a hawker too.  I’m the third of eight children. Of my two older brothers, one hawks and the other one is a driver.” Child hawking is prevalent practice in Nigeria, most major highways and streets are often flooded with emaciated children running after cars on…
27 Apr 2019
Poor financial standing, fear of what will happen to the children and the unknown, unwillingness to send their husbands to jail, societal and religious...
16 Apr 2019
Bisi Kalu, a software developer in his late twenties, would love to have a place he can call his own. But being unmarried, he had a hard time convincing house owners of his suitability to be an ideal tenant. That’s apart from realtors devising clever schemes to extorting him. “The landlord, a sixty-something-year-old man, said…
15 Apr 2019
This is strictly for adults. It really is, and I would like to start by asking this simple question, and that is “why is the 52% not enough to convince people to change”.
11 Apr 2019
It is not meant for women So when are you getting married? Don’t you know you are a woman? Let boys be boys I have your type at home! Act like a lady Conversations around women’s rights in Nigerian has been on the rise. Movements reclaiming women’s ownership of their own bodies like the #YabaMarketMarch…
3 Apr 2019
Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. Nigeria is the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world accounting for 14% of the world’s maternal mortality deaths (the highest in West and Central Africa). Maternal mortality is the death of a…
27 Mar 2019
International Women’s Day passed in Nigeria with thousands of people going online to share and post messages with the hashtag #IWD2019 and politicians and companies making statements celebrating past female leaders that instigated change in this country. But a certain section of women remains uncelebrated. Nigeria has a small community of transgender women. These women,…
21 Mar 2019
I once had a friend many years back, who went for a job interview at a Legal firm. She had over 10 years of legal experience, but had to pause for three years, because of her children. She went for this interview, after asking her series of questions, the recruiter asked her why she had…
14 Mar 2019
A statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the World Cancer Day, Monday 4th February revealed that nine out of ten women who die from cervical cancer are from poor countries, and that if action is not taken, deaths arising from the disease will increase by almost 50 per cent by 2040. The most…
8 Mar 2019
Today, Google changes their avatar to inspirational quotes from women as the world is immersed in confetti or protest posters. International Women’s Day, founded by the UN in 1975 in the past years due to the rise of feminism and social movements has become one of the most talked about events of the year. Every…


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