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LOUD WHISPERS: Calm Down

LOUD WHISPERS: Calm Down

‘Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger’ Psalm 8:2   From the mouth of a naughty little boy with the most admirable persuasive skills From a beloved child whose mother is teaching a valuable lesson in consequences […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Free Readers Association

LOUD WHISPERS: Free Readers Association

Joe: Oga Steven good morning. How una dey? Steven: I dey well well, thank you Oga Joseph. How family? Joe: Heh, we de manage jare. (Picking up a newspaper). ‘NDDC Interim MD Collapses at National Assembly hearings’ Benson: Yeepa! Come see cunny man o! Sebi him talk say the money whey dem chop na for […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The War On Women

LOUD WHISPERS: The War On Women

A few days ago, we received the news of the passing of Ms Tolulope Arotile, the first ever female combat flying helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force. She died in a car accident and she was in her early twenties. It is such a dreadful loss and I pray that God […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Prickly Auntie

LOUD WHISPERS: Prickly  Auntie

Maybe I am turning into one of those prickly Aunties we used to avoid when we were young. The ones who always had something to say about what, when, why and where we said or did something. I am usually quite easy going, even if I say so myself. I don’t believe I take myself […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Who Is A Witch?

LOUD WHISPERS: Who Is A Witch?

There was a report some days ago about a group of women in a rural community in Akwa Ibom State who were rounded up and burnt on allegations of witchcraft. In the year 2020. While we wait for the police and government to confirm or refute the news, here is an abridged article I wrote […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Moremi Clinic

LOUD WHISPERS: Moremi Clinic

In April 2019, I was invited to a seminar at the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice by the State Attorney-General, Hon Wale Fapounda. The seminar was about how to focus efforts on the needs of survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). Wale, my husband, and I go back a long way with regards […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Talk and Action

LOUD WHISPERS:  Talk and Action

For most of last week and over the weekend, I took part in a number of webinars, television appearances, radio interviews well as Instagram and Facebook live sessions. My birthday was June 11th, so some of the discussions were organised around that. I was shocked when my media assistant did the tally and I realised […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Present In The Present

LOUD WHISPERS: Present In The Present

If there is one thing I was grateful for during the early days of the COVID19 lockdown, it was the time I had to myself. Due to the fact that I had to go into self-isolation for 14 days because I had just returned from a trip, there was nowhere to go. For two weeks […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

LOUD WHISPERS: Damn It!

  Last week Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year old Microbiology student at the University of Benin, went to study in an empty church. From reports, it was not her first time of taking advantage of the peace and quiet to study there. She was found raped and murdered hours later in the one place that […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Their Children. Our Children

LOUD WHISPERS: Their Children. Our Children

‘There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children’- Nelson Mandela.   I was going through my Facebook page last week, and I came across the story of a woman in Ado-Ekiti who was living in dire circumstances. Shortly after, one of my staff members […]

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