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LOUD WHISPERS : Agony Aunt

LOUD WHISPERS : Agony Aunt

This week, I am offering my services as an ‘Agony Aunt’, the one you talk to about all your problems, to which you already have your own solutions, you are just looking for assurance or affirmation. I don’t like playing the role of Agony Aunt for two main reasons. First, all relationship problems are person […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Twenty-Five Year Old Speech: ‘Building a New House’

LOUD WHISPERS: The Twenty-Five Year Old Speech: ‘Building a New House’

In August 1995, I attended the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing. I took part in many activities at Beijing, the highlight was addressing one of the daily plenaries at the NGO Forum with a packed audience of thousands of women. This is the speech I gave at a plenary on diversity in […]

LOUD WHISPERS: COVID19 Diary

LOUD WHISPERS: COVID19 Diary

Saturday July 18: JK comes back home after spending almost a week in Abuja. He complains of a headache. I ask him if he feels feverish and he says no, I touch his neck and it seems okay. He always falls asleep before me since I sleep rather late. I kept checking his forehead throughout […]

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: 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 […]