The 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria have just been concluded and for me, there are many lessons to be learned. I do not speak from the standpoint of a person affiliated to any particular political party but as a concerned parent and citizen. I also do not stand as ‘judge’ because I consider myself to be on trial too. I just think that we need to ask ourselves pertinent questions. All kinds of drama have played out throughout this election period but the one I have not been able to wrap my head around is the dismal number of people … Continue reading What Is Really Important To Us?
Can parents really afford not to talk to their children about sex? A couple of days ago, a story broke on social media about 2 young guys (in their 20’s) who allegedly drugged a 23-year-old girl, raped and videoed the act. Word on the street is that these Naija boys are quite popular on the social scene. Not celebrities, just regular young guys who went to decent schools and live in decent neighborhoods. I was becoming really worried by the trend observed not just in Nigeria but globally. News headlines feature various sex-related crimes against children. It’s really sad. It is … Continue reading New Book Alert!
Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause Guide our leaders right Help our youth and truth to know In love and honesty to grow And living just and true Great lofty heights attain To build a nation where peace … Continue reading Help Our Youth The Truth To Know
As a new school year starts, I find my thoughts regularly drifting to my unknown young “relatives” growing up in the village and other children growing up in different parts of the world who have no clue as to the … Continue reading Musings Of A Digizen…Literacy
Happy Independence my fellow Nigerians! As we celebrate the 56th year of our independence, I’m reminded of the second stanza of our National anthem: As a parent, I definitely would love my children to attain lofty heights and would want … Continue reading 56 Years …
These are the kind of stories that warm my heart. Enjoy! Continue reading From Gateman…Your Gift Will Make A Way
I recently attended the WIMBIZ (Women In Management, Business & Public Service) 2016 annual lecture held in Lagos, Nigeria. The theme was Crisis of Values: Reclaiming our Society and the keynote speaker was Dr. ‘Kayode Fayemi the Honorable Minister of Solid Minerals Development. In spite of the terrible traffic on that day, I must say it was well worth attending. The organizers were fantastic with time management and Dr. Fayemi did justice to the topic. For those who couldn’t attend I’d like to share some excerpts from his lecture that have resonated with me: A reorientation of values is necessary to … Continue reading Think Naija – Values Reorientation
I am proudly Nigerian! Yes we have our issues but who doesn’t? Our style may be different but that’s what makes us unique. Having realized that it takes one being a Nigerian or a Nigerian at heart to understand and identify with some of our quirks (issues, gists, jokes & more), I’ve decided to include a new category – “Think Naija” on my blog to discuss and share Naija matters as it impacts our role as parents. My prayer is that “Think Naija” will spur us to think and do what is needful in building a legacy and a Nigeria that our … Continue reading Think Naija